Holiday Itinerary Invitation to Vietnam and the Temples of Angkor

Day 1 UK - Hanoi

Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your flight to Hanoi today.

Day 2 Hanoi

On arrival in Vietnam's capital, we'll transfer you to your hotel. A two-night stay will give you plenty of time to get to know the city. Tonight you will experience a welcome dinner like no other at the Koto Restaurant, a social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged children. KOTO has trained over 700 students in Hanoi and Saigon, with 200 of them currently enrolled. Enjoy the aroma and flavours of Vietnamese and South-East Asian specialities, and try a selection of traditional dishes, before sitting down ​for a three course meal. D

Day 3 Hanoi

​Your sightseeing in Hanoi begins at the mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh, the president who was known as 'Uncle Ho', lies in state guarded by silent sentries. We'll then head to the Temple of Literature, a collection of courtyards, gardens and pavilions built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius.

After a busy morning we'll be ready for lunch, which is served at a restaurant specialising in traditional Hanoi delicacies. Then this afternoon, you'll see even more when we head to the Ancient Quarter and board a trishaw – a traditional bicycle rickshaw. Sit back, relax and take in the sights as your driver navigates the bustling streets. After a short stop for a Vietnamese coffee, we'll continue on foot to Kim Ngan Temple, considered to be one of the oldest in the area.

You've a traditional experience to look forward to next – a water puppet show. After the performance our group will enjoy backstage access before we return to the hotel. B, L, D

Day 4 Halong Bay

The beauty of Halong Bay cannot be underestimated, and after a lovely drive through green paddy fields we'll reach this UNESCO-listed site. You've the option to view the bay on a seaplane flight before heading to your unique overnight accommodation. We'll cruise through the dramatic limestone peaks that rise from the water and you'll be able to watch the sun set over the bay, before enjoying dinner on board. B, L, D

Day 5 Hue

You'll wake up to the beautiful surroundings of Halong Bay and watch the sun rise as coffee, tea and cookies are served on board. The rest of your morning is spent enjoying this unique destination, and may include activities such as kayaking and swimming, or visits to local markets and caves.

Later we will disembark the ship, make our way to the airport and fly to Hue. B, L

Day 6 Hue

​A full day in Hue means you'll get a real flavour of Vietnam's former capital. We'll start with a relaxing cruise along the Perfume River, which takes us to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Then, after a little time to look around, we'll continue to the citadel, the ancient seat of royal power. We'll explore the former Imperial Palace and learn more about the area's intriguing architecture, which was inspired by Beijing's Forbidden City.  By now you'll probably be ready for some lunch, so we'll stop to enjoy a vegetarian meal prepared by nuns. Later we'll visit the iconic Cat Tuong Quan Zen House, a haven of peace and tranquillity, set amid the Thien An Hill pine forest. Then finally, we end our day with a visit to the imposing tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, located in a beautiful setting surrounded by gardens and lakes. B, L

Day 7 Hoi An

Driving over the Hai Van Pass, possibly the most scenic of coastal road in Vietnam, our journey today takes us south to Hoi An. You'll be enchanted by this ancient riverside town, and after lunch we'll take a tour. Highlights include the Japanese Covered Bridge and a cruise on the Thu Bon River. B, L

Day 8 Hoi An

Today you will visit STREETS International's Oodles of Noodles project, a scheme which supports street kids and disadvantaged young people by providing them with training for a career in the hospitality industry. You'll meet some of the students, learn about different types of noodles and then have a go at making some yourself. Afterwards, a delicious lunch of Mi Quang noodles will be served. B

Day 9 Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Today we fly to Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon. You'll have plenty of time to explore during your two-night stay and will start with a tour of the city this afternoon. Highlights include the elegant Saigon Opera House and the Reunification Palace – a building linked to defining moments at the end of the Vietnam War. You'll also visit the War Remnants Museum, which documents wartime atrocities and the effect they had on Vietnamese civilians. B

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City

You're going to spend this morning discovering the Cu Chi Tunnels. This incredible network of underground passages was first constructed in the late 1940s by the peasant army fighting the French. They were later extended by the Viet Cong rebels, and you'll get the chance to head inside to explore. When we return to Ho Chi Minh City, the rest of the day is yours to discover more at your own pace.

This evening we'll enjoy a cruise along the Saigon River and dinner will be served on board. B, D

Day 11 Siem Reap

Today's the day we start our discovery of the famous temples of Angkor. We'll fly to Siem Reap and begin our explorations with a visit to Banteay Srei, a pink-sandstone temple carved with intricate figures depicting scenes from Hindu tales. Next we'll visit Banteay Samre, before continuing to the world's largest religious monument – the magnificent Angkor Wat. This massive, three-tiered pyramid rises 65 metres from the ground and is crowned by five lotus flower-shaped towers. Finally we'll climb to the top of Pre Rup Temple and enjoy fabulous views of the jungle at sunset. B, L, D

Day 12 Siem Reap

We've all sorts of exciting experiences lined up for today, beginning with a visit to the village of Chansar, which is supported by our Travelsphere Cares project. We'll see how work is progressing on the building of a kindergarten and then ride on an ox cart to the home of a Khmer family. We'll watch how they make brooms from natural materials and you'll be able to have a go if you wish. We'll enjoy a walking tour of the village and a simple Khmer lunch before we head to a Buddhist temple to receive a blessing. B, L   

Day 13 Siem Reap - UK

Our final day of discovery begins with a visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. Our explorations uncover the Bayon, where hundreds of smiling faces decorate the towers and Phimeanakas, which we'll climb to take in panoramic views of the Angkor complex. We'll also take in the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of Leper Kings before driving to Ta Prohm, a temple which has been left to the clutches of the jungle. 

There will be time to return to the hotel and freshen up before we transfer you to the airport for your flights back to the UK. B, L   

Day 14 UK

You'll arrive in the UK today. Upon arrival, your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home.

Departure dates and prices 2022 Invitation to Vietnam and the Temples of Angkor

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15 February £2849 25 October £2999
8 March £2849 1 November £2999
15 March £2999 15 November £2849

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Angkor Wat

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Invitation to Vietnam and the Temples of Angkor

Holidays by Air 14 Days 2022

Prices from £2849

This fascinating tour takes in the diverse landscapes of Vietnam including the stunning Halong Bay, as well as Cambodia's Angkor temples. 

Take an overnight cruise through Halong Bay, tours of Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city, a Saigon river cruise including dinner and receive a blessing at a Buddhist temple.  

Vietnam and the Temples of Angko

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Hanoi tour and trishaw ride
  • Enjoy a Vietnamese coffee overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake
  • See a traditional water puppet show
  • Overnight cruise through Halong Bay
  • Sightseeing tour of Hue
  • Boat trip along the Perfume River
  • Drive along the scenic Hai Van Pass
  • Hoi An tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City tour
  • Visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Saigon River cruise including dinner
  • Explore the Angkor temple complex
  • Visit the village of Chansar
  • Receive a blessing at a Buddhist temple
  • Local Flavours - Welcome dinner at KOTO Restaurant

What's Included

  • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
  • Return flights from H​eathrow with Vietnam Airlines and internal flights
  • 10 nights in 4-star hotels, overnight cruise plus 2 nights in flight
  • 24 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guides
  • Overseas transfers internal flights​, other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Vietnam - Halong Bay - Seaplane Experience from £99

Upon arrival take a 25 minute scenic flight over Halong. Called “Bay of Descending Dragons” in Vietnamese, the archipelago of Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of almost 2,000 islands and jungle-clad limestone pillars.

From up high in the sky you will have amazing views over this magnificent landscape of limestone pillars pushing up out of the green waters. See the islands of Cong Do, Ba Ham with their
pretty lagoons and fly out to Dau Be on the edge of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Flight – Minimal walking - Breath-taking

Accommodation as specifed or similar

Day 2 - 3: Muong Thanh

Day 4 Emmeraude classic cruise

Emeraude cruise ship is a charming vessel incorporating many aspects of comfort and luxury. Facilities on board include a restaurant, sundeck, bar. Cabins have private facilities, air-conditioning and a private shower room.

Day 5 - 6: Park View Hotel - Hue

The 4-star Park View Hotel is located very close to the Citadel, which you can view from the 9th floor rooftop.
Hotel facilities include two restaurants, a poolside snack bar, cafe, outdoor swimming pool, a spa and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, coffee/tea-maker, safe, hairdryer and mini-bar.

Day 7 - 8: Hoi An Silk Village Resort and Spa

Emeraude cruise ship is a charming vessel incorporating many aspects of comfort and luxury. Facilities on board include a restaurant, sundeck, bar. Cabins have private facilities, air-conditioning and a private shower room.

Day 9 - 10: Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel

The modern décor of this property is complemented by the abundance of great facilities on offer. Guests can unwind at the in-house bar or take advantage of the sauna/spa centre. There is also an indoor swimming pool that offers spectacular views overlooking Ho Chi Minh City. Rooms at the hotel come furnished with a TV, private facilities and a hairdryer. Finally, there is free WiFi available and the reception is open 24 hours.

Day 11 - 12: Angkor Paradise Hotel

Situated in the centre of Siem Reap only a short distance from majestic Angkor Archaeological Park which include the famous temple of Angkor Wat and Bayon. Facilities include swimming pool, restaurant, health & fitness centre, lobby lounge and souvenir shop. Bedrooms have private facilities.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.


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