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  • 14 Days "Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia" package: Includes return flights and fully-guided tour with 2-day Halong Bay cruise, all 3 to 3.5-star accommodation, welcome dinner, daily breakfasts, 12 days touring Vietnam and Cambodia with expert guided tours to My Son, the Mekong Delta, Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek, Angkor temples and much more...

    Fruit orchards in Mekong Delta
    Fruit orchards in Mekong Delta
    • Fruit orchards in Mekong Delta
    • Hanoi street florist
    • Rice fields Cambodia
    • Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay
      Sung Sot cave is the most famous cave in Halong Bay which is in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage area
    • Halong Bay in the morning
    • Angkor Wat temple
      Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world
    • Mekong Delta floating market
    • Halong Bay Vspirit Boat
      You tour includes two days of cruising Halong Bay

    YOU PAY FROM $3,575pp $1,999 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS & FFV

    "A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling." Lonely Planet

    Vietnam is a land of challenging myths and stunning scenic beauty. It is also the land of smiles, warm hospitality and generosity. You'll get to sample that hospitality and the best food in South-east Asia on a truly immersive tour experience.

    You'll start in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital for close on a thousand years. It’s a small, absorbing city of pagodas and dynastic temples, where life proceeds at a gentle pace. From here you’ll strike out east to the labyrinth of limestone outcrops in Ha Long Bay where you'll cruise for two days.

    Your journey then takes you to the commercial southern city of Ho Chi Minh City, the rice fields and orchards of the nearby Mekong Delta, Hoi An and the temple ruins at My Son. These and the other destinations on this itinerary are certain to make you want to return for more one day.

    Trip highlights*:

    • Cruise Halong Bay and stay overnight
    • Visit the ancient town of Hoi An
    • Explore the My Son, which was built in the 4th century
    • See the modern yet historic Ho Chi Minh City with tours in the surrounding areas and free time for you to explore the wonders of the city for yourself
    • Visit the ancient and exotic city of Phnom Penh
    • Learn about Cambodia with a private tour of Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek
    • See the floating markets at Cai Be in the Mekong Delta
    • Be fascinated by the magnificence and history of Angkor Wat, the largest religious building on Earth
    • Experience exquisite Vietnamese regional cooking

    * Various itinerary options are available. See full itinerary for details. Package price varies according to season and departure city.

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    Global Escapes Travel

    In the style of many Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of fully-guided touring and free time so you get to see and experience the best attractions whilst having plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

    RETAIL VALUE

    $3,575pp

    GCASH CREDITS APPLIED

    $1,376

    YOU PAY

    $2,199

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    Inclusions

    "Ancient culture and modern life collide with sheer natural beauty in a way that makes Vietnam and Cambodia somehow both magical and authentic."

    If you've ever wanted to see the ancient and wonderful countries of Vietnam and Cambodia this is the best way to do so. With return flights and a professionally guided tour, this itinerary makes sure you see the best of the best in these countries, mixing modern and ancient culture, and tourist focused activities with authentic experiences, all in truly beautiful scenery. See ancient cities and palaces, awe-inspiring temples, astonishing natural sights and buzzing cities all whilst staying in top-quality accommodation including on an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Completely different from anywhere else in Asia. A unique travel experience...

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    Click/tap to watch this short video and see some of the places you will visit.

    Package inclusions:

    • Return flights with checked-in bags
    • 11 nights' hotel accommodation, 1 night Halong Bay Cruise and 1 night on a train
    • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
    • Meals while on tours and breakfast on all but one day
    • Internal transport including bus, train and flight
    • Private car airport transfers
    • Train station transfers
    • Guided tours to My Son, Mekong delta, Cai Be floating market, Vinh Long, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap including the Angkor temples
    • Lonely Planet guides for Vietnam and Cambodia
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Assistance with Visas for Vietnam and Cambodia
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

    Comprehensive travel insurance included:

    Comprehensive, best-in-class, travel insurance from AIG is included*. Valued at over $400 per couple. No more to pay. Full insurance cover details are available in the PDS supplied.

    Special value:

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    Lonely Planet is renowned for its first-hand approach, up-to-date maps and commitment to providing the best information for travelers. Lonely Planet authors are experienced, insightful travel experts. They personally research the places they write about - both in the first and in subsequent editions - and provide essential travel details along with a wealth of insider information and first-hand tips.

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    You will receive these guides to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guides with you in your luggage.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and all bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. A flight cost provision (allowance) applies. Total price after Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to booking. Standard prices are for non-members for the same or similar package. Flight pricing included in packages or other estimates is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. Travel insurance pricing is based on two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. Surcharge applies for travellers aged 70 years and over. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

    Your Itinerary

    This trip is perfect for your first trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with a fully-planned tour itinerary and knowledgeable tour guides. You can relax and know you are in good hands with of the country's best tour operators. See all the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia including Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, My Son, Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat.

    "Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind." Anthony Bourdain

    DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI (1 NIGHT)

    After flying into Hanoi take a private transfer to the hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter, and after checking in you have free time to explore or relax before you tour starts in the morning.

    DAY 2: HALONG BAY (1 NIGHT)

    This morning enjoy a scenic journey to Halong Bay, and once you embark the cruise ship to enjoy lunch while admiring the beauty of the limestone islands. After lunch you can go kayaking through the Luon Cave area. Next, you'll cruise to Soi Sim and enjoy the beach or hike to the top of the island for an extraordinary view. After this the group heads back to the ship to enjoy the sunset and dinner. This is where you stay the night.


    Halong Bay Vspirit Boat

    DAY 3: HANOI (1 NIGHT)

    Start your day with some Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt before breakfast, then later explore the Sung Sot Cave. Watch a traditional Vietnamese cooking demonstration and enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch the cruise will be finished, so you'll back to Hanoi for the night.

    DAY 4: HANOI FREE DAY, THEN OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO DA NANG

    Today is a free day to explore the Hanoi Old Quarter before your train to Da Nang. The Old Quarter has over 1000 years of history with it's hustle and bustle, and shopping. This area showcases the history of the city with a mixture of French architecture and Catholic churches as well as newly-built modern restaurants and bars. (Option to take a flight to Da Nang and have an extra night in Hoi An.)


    Hanoi street florist

    DAY 5: HOI AN (2 NIGHTS)

    After arriving in Da Nang in the late morning, you will be transferred to Hoi An. This is a grand and elegant city with a diverse mix of historic buildings, from the Japanese Covered Bridge to the centuries old and unique, traditional homes of the area.

    DAY 6: HOI AN AND MY SON

    Today you will be travelling to the religious centre of My Son. This is a World Heritage Site built in the 4th century. You will be taken on a guided tour. After My Son you'll take a boat trip down the Thu Bon with lunch, and a visit to the traditional Kim Bong Carpentry Village before returning to Hoai An for the night.

    DAY 7: FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY (3 NIGHTS)

    Today you are free for most of the day to explore this beautiful, ancient city before your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Once you have checked out of the hotel you can leave your bags there to explore the city and enjoy some free time.

    DAY 8: MEKONG DELTA AND VINH LONG TOUR

    Today you will be heading out of Ho Chi Minh City to see the bustling area of the Mekong Delta. You will get the chance to see the rice fields the area is famous for, before visiting a real floating market. Then continue to Vinh Long and experience the charm of the area. Enjoy a fresh local lunch and local music before relaxing in a bonsai garden. After this you will be heading back to Ho Chi Minh City.


    Mekong Delta floating market

    DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY FREE DAY

    Free day to explore Ho Chi Minh City. We recommend exploring the city including the Dong Khoi area, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House and Reunification Palace. You Lonely Planet guide will be an invaluable resource here.

    DAY 10: BUS TO PHNOM PENH (2 NIGHTS)

    Today you will be travelling into Cambodia and you will be staying in the stunning city of Phnom Penh. After checking into your hotel, you have the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city and see how it is reclaiming its title of the most beautiful city in Asia.

    DAY 11: TUOL SLENG AND CHOEUNG EK

    Today is an included but optional guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious Choeung Ek area for those who want to know the full history of the Khmer Rouge regime. This afternoon explore Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called the “Russian Market", where anything and everything is for sale. Later this afternoon, we take a one-hour boat cruise on the Mekong river.

    DAY 12: BUS TO SIEM REAP (2 NIGHTS)

    Today you will travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

    DAY 13: SIEM REAP AND ANGKOR TEMPLES

    After breakfast, a guided tour will take you to the Angkor Thom Area. Then you are free to visit the Ta-Prom Temple. Enjoy some lunch, then continue your journey to Angkor Wat Temple, one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th - 13th century.


    Angkor Wat temple

    DAY 14: SIEM REAP AND FLIGHT HOME

    Today is the final day of your wonderful Vietnam and Cambodia adventure. After breakfast you'll have time to check out and leave your bags at the hotel to explore chic and vibrant Siem Reap more before you return home.

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