Holiday Itinerary - Vietnam and Cambodia : A Grand Adventure

Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City.

Sightseeing starts with a WALKING TOUR of the city’s famous and historic landmarks. The route will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, visit the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, followed by BEN THANH MARKET, the largest and oldest in the city. After some free time, join your travelling companions at a special welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Director. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City. Co Chi Excursion.

This morning, leave the city and drive through vast expanses of rice paddies to visit the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. The city is booming, and pulses with contagious energy day and night. Sample local food from a street vendor, get a foot massage, or spend more time on Dong Khoi Street. Tonight, be sure to stop at one of several rooftop bars for a drink and great views of the city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist with recommendations. (B)

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An.

After a short flight to Danang, visit CHINA BEACH, landing point for U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Continue on to Hoi An, Vietnam’s active trading centre and a town that has been largely preserved. Architecture here reflects the influence of Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese  French, and British traders. (B,D)

Day 5: Hoi An 

Today starts with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River. Along the way, meet with a local fisherman who will teach you about their fishing methods and give you a FISHING LESSON, where you will learn how to throw and retrieve a traditional round fishing net called a ro. Afterward, you will have a chance to throw the net yourself and see what you catch! Later, continue with a WALKING TOUR of Hoi An, visiting an old MERCHANT HOUSE, the HOI AN MUSEUM, a CHINESE ASSEMBLY HALL, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Then, take free time to enjoy this quaint town further. (B)

Day 6: Hoi An - Danang - Hue

Stop in Danang to visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then continue north over spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), considered to be one of the most scenic in all of Vietnam, before arriving in Hue. One of Vietnam’s former capitals, Hue is a beautiful, welcoming city that remains a cultural and religious center. Upon arrival, visit the IMPERIAL CITADEL and the THIEN MU PAGODA, the unofficial symbol of the city. (B,L) 

Day 8: Hue - Hanoi.

This morning’s sightseeing provides a unique window into Vietnam and its complex past. Visit the TOMBS of the NGUYEN EMPERORS: the KHAI DINH MAUSOLEUM and the ROYAL TOMB of TU DUC. Later, fly to Hanoi, the nation’s capital and one of Southeast Asia’s most engaging cities. (B)

Day 8: Hanoi.

Today, take time to look at the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. First, visit the MAUSOLEUM and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda are visits to the ONE PILLAR PAGODA and HO CHI MINH MUSEUM. You will also visit the ancient TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, more than 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university, followed by the infamous HANOI HILTON. After lunch in a local restaurant, take a “CYCLO” ride around the city, followed by a WALKING TOUR through the fascinating Old Quarter, 36 ancient streets where peddlers trade as they have for centuries. An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating performance of Hanoi’s renowned WATER PUPPETS, a traditional art form dating back to the 11th century. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay.

Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Tunnels, caves, and weirdly shaped outcroppings with imaginative names can be found on many of the small islets that are sprinkled across the bay. Board a CRUISE that takes you to explore the caves, and admire the beauty and scale of the many secluded bays. (B,L)   

Day 10: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

This morning, drive to Hanoi and board your flight to Siem Reap, which will act as your base during your visit to Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth! (B,L)

Day 11: Siem Reap.

Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the TEMPLES OF ANGKOR were built around the Khmer interpretations of Indian religious and political beliefs that ultimately evolved from Hinduism to Buddhism. The complex architectural grandeur of the temples is arguably unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins. Start your exploration at the best preserved and most famous of all the temples, ANGKOR WAT, honouring the Hindu god Vishnu. Featuring five trademark towers and stunning bas-reliefs, it has become a symbol of Cambodia. Next stop is ANGKOR THOM to see the BAYON TEMPLE. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas-reliefs. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L)

Day 12: Siem Reap.

This morning, visit BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched and surrounded by jungle, with tree roots growing over and through the ruin walls. You’ll be able to experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it. This afternoon, enjoy a bit of time at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a traditional APSARA DANCE PERFORMANCE, where the ancient Khmer culture is brought to life by talented dancers, singers, and musicians. (B,D)

Day 13: Siem Reap.

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

You’ll always visit the key sites and enjoy more inclusions; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Departure dates 2020/2021 : Vietnam and Cambodia : A Grand Adventure (13 days) : 7% discount on all dates.

Cosmos brochure price in black from £2585* land only

Travel 55 discount price in red from £2405* land only

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Starts from Ho Chi Minh City ends Siem Reap - tour OV

Dates

Prices from*

Dates

Prices from* 

January 12 2020

£2585
£2405

November 1, 28 2020

£2585
£2516

February 9, 23 2020

£2585
£2405

January 10 2021

£2705
£2516

March 8 2020

£2585
£2405
February 7 2021 £2705
£2516

September 13 2020

£2585
£2405
March 7 2021 £2705
£2516

October 4 2020

£2585
£2405

*Dates and prices above do not include international air travel. Add flights to your holiday - airport transfers inclued. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Transfers available for purchase if you book extra nights.  

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement is available from £696. Please call for Triple Room Reduction details and prices. Extra Nights per person in Ho Chi Minh City: in single room from £138; in twin room from £76. Extra Nights per person in Siem Reap: in single room from £106; in twin room from £60. Extra Nights per person in Luang Prabang: in single room from £122; in twin room from £68. Extra Nights per person in Chiang Mai: in single room from £181; in twin room from £97. Extra Nights per person in Bangkok: in single room from £114; in twin room from £64.

2021 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2020.
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Cosmos Tours
Vietnam and Cambodia : A Grand Adventure

7% discount - 13 days with local guides

Discount prices start from only £2405

Immense natural beauty, rich and captivating culture, joyful and welcoming people, journey through two remarkable countries which share so much.

With sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Siem Reap you will see so many amazing sights. There's also a cruise on Ha Long Bay. 

This amazing 13 day Vietnam and Cambodia : A Grand Adventure tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

All this is included

SIGHTSEEING and MORE

Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Cu Chi Tunnels excursion; walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market; welcome dinner

Danang Visit China Beach and the Cham Museum

Hoi An Sightseeing with a Local Guide; cruise on the Thu Bon River; fishing lesson with a local fisherman; walking tour of the city; visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall

Hue Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tombs of Nguyen Emperors, Khai Dinh Mausoleum, and Royal Tomb of Tu Duc

Hanoi Sightseeing with a Local Guide;visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Temple of Literature, and Hanoi Hilton; take a “cyclo” ride; walking tour in the Old Quarter; water puppets performance

Ha Long Bay Afternoon cruise on the bay

Siem Reap Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, and Ta Prohm; Apsara dance performance

Hotels

Ho Chi Ming City - Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon 

Hoi an - Hotel Royal Hoi An

Hue - Saigon Morin Hotel

Hanoi - Pan Pacific Hanoi

Ha Long Bay - Wyndham Legend Halong

Siem Rap - Borei Angkor Resort and Spa

Meals: American breakfast (B) daily, 6 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) including a welcome dinner in Ho Chi Minh City and a farewell dinner show in Siem Reap

Airport transfers Included if you purchase air from Cosmos. 

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Sightseeing and VIP access: Your Globus tour always includes the major attractions. In fact, Globus offers you more included features and behindthe-scenes local experiences than any other Tour Operator—plus, you get special VIP access at the must-see sites. We actually take you inside the world’s most awe-inspiring places—right to the head of the line and through the front door. Our itineraries clearly indicate inside visits and special features in UPPERCASE. 

Superior accommodation: Selected for their comfort, amenities, and proximity to key sites, hotel/lodges/camps feature twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom (hotel and city taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling included).

Meals: Traditional meals at local restaurants, food and wine tastings and hands-on cooking classes help you experience your destination’s culture through its cuisine. On safari, lunch and dinner are always included.

Transportation: From rugged safari vehicles and deluxe touring coaches with air conditioning to minibuses, trains and overnight cruises... your magical journey will enhance your overall experience.

Transfers: Airport transfers are included when you book air-inclusive (and for land-only tours with transfers purchased through Globus), and Hosts greet and assist you with the transfer to your hotel. 

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Tour directors and local guides: With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts—Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you’re travelling. All along the way, they share their vast knowledge of the areas and can point you in the right direction to help you get the most out of your free time.


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