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  • Visit Cambodia's awe-inspiring Angkor Wat at dawn with a private guide.
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s historic sites and the Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Embark on an overnight Halong Bay cruise on a traditional ship.
  • All domestic flights, private airport transfers and private tours included.
  • Featuring VIP fast track service & expertly selected boutique hotels showcasing the flavor of the region.
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Experience centuries of shared history and culture on this bestselling tour of Vietnam & Cambodia. Witness sunrise at Angkor Wat, explore Historic Hanoi and Hoi An, learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes, sail through Halong Bay & much more.

Start your journey in historic Hanoi, exploring the centuries old Temple of Literature and the humble cottage Ho Chi Minh resided in. Set sail on a luxury overnight cruise in stunning UNESCO anointed Halong Bay. Meander historic Hoi An, and discover 7th century Cham ruins nearby. Try your hand at replicating the delicate balance of savory flavors in a private cooking class, before you’re whisked away to Ho Chi Minh City for a dazzling night out on the town by cyclo.

Delve into the heart-wrenching war history of the region in Ho Chi Minh City’s famed vast underground labyrinthine Cu Chi tunnels, and tie the whole story of Indochina together as the sun slowly rises over the sprawling beauty of Angkor Wat. From expertly selected premium boutique city hotels to experiential cruises, you’ll discover the best these neighboring countries have to offer. Enjoy hands-on cultural experiences including walking tours through historic centers, Tai Chi at dawn, and plenty of time at vibrant local markets.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Vietnam - Welcome
    • VIP Immigration Fast Track Meet & Greet with Visa - VIP Fast Track (Multiple Entry)
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Apricot Hotel (5*) (B) (Canvas City View)
  • Day 2 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Private Tour - Hanoi City Tour with Lunch (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Apricot Hotel (5*) (B) (Canvas City View)
  • Day 3 Hanoi to Halong Bay
    Hanoi to Halong Bay
    • Shared Transfer - Hanoi - Halong Bay
    • Embarkation
    • Lunch on Board (Included)
    • Halong Bay Highlights
    • Cooking Demonstration & Evening Activities
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Halong Bay to Hanoi to Danang to Hoi An
    Halong Bay to Hanoi to Danang to Hoi An
    • Morning Activities
    • Breakfast on Board (Included)
    • Brunch on Board
    • Disembarkation
    • Shared Transfer - Halong Bay - Hanoi
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Hanoi - Danang [1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Danang - Hoi An [1 hr] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Anantara Hoi An Resort (4*) (B) (Junior Garden View Suite)
  • Day 5 Hoi An
    Hoi An
    • Private Tour - My Son & Hoi An Ancient Town (with Lunch, 7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Anantara Hoi An Resort (4*) (B) (Junior Garden View Suite)
  • Day 6 Hoi An
    Hoi An
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Private Cooking Class (with Lunch, 5 hrs) - Morning Class
    Anantara Hoi An Resort (4*) (B) (Junior Garden View Suite)
  • Day 7 Hoi An to Danang to Ho Chi Minh City
    Hoi An to Danang to Ho Chi Minh City
    • At Leisure
    • Private Transfer - Hoi An - Danang [1 hr] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City [1.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Night Out in HCMC (with Dinner, 3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City
    • Private Tour - Full Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City War Sites (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
    Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap [1 hr] - Economy
    • Fast Track VISA Service - Fast Track VISA Service
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Shinta Mani Angkor (4.5*) (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 10 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Private Tour - Sunrise at Angkor Wat and the Grand Circuit (12.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Shinta Mani Angkor (4.5*) (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 11 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Private Tour - Discover Banteay Srei Temple, Landmine Museum & Preah Khan (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Shinta Mani Angkor (4.5*) (B) (Superior Room)
  • Day 12 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Private Tour - Roluos Temples and Monk Blessings (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Please note: Your travel documents contain a Visa-on-Arrival letter (unless otherwise arranged). Please ensure to pack this in your carry-on luggage. Your Visa-on-Arrival letter must be presented to Customs upon entry into the country. 

Upon arrival to Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport you will be welcomed by a hostess holding a sign with your name on it. This hostess will guide you through fast-track security services and, after you obtain a stamp for your Visa and have collected your luggage, will lead the way to your awaiting guide and vehicle.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Hanoi Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Apricot Hotel (5*) (B) (Canvas City View)

Centrally located on the edge of Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter and just steps away from the city’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, the Apricot Hotel is a luxurious boutique property that pays homage to Vietnam’s finest artists by showcasing original artwork. A neo-classical design with Vietnamese touches, the 123 guestrooms welcome guests in an elegant, inviting and intimate atmosphere. The Apricot takes guests on an artistic journey with meticulous attention to detail where flawless service comes together in a harmonious mosaic of local flavors. The hotel’s exclusive restaurants pair European cuisine and design with curated South East Asian delicacies, and guests benefit from a posh rooftop bar boasting panoramic views of the city. The wide range of facilities are paired with impeccable services to make sure your stay is memorable in an inviting and intimate atmosphere.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Apricot Hotel Hanoi
Apricot Hotel Hanoi
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Apricot Hotel Hanoi Lobby
Apricot Hotel Hanoi Lobby

Day 2: Hanoi

Hanoi enjoys a rich Imperial history dating back over a millennium, and a surprising diversity of local ethnic groups weave the fabric of the city’s rich tapestry. Start your day on the outskirts of the city with your private driver and English-speaking guide by visiting the Museum of Ethnology. The museum provides an insightful glimpse into the country’s lengthy history, with more than 15,000 photos and 10,000 objects and artifacts depicting a historical perspective of the lives, activities, customs, and habits of the 54 recognized ethnic groups of Vietnam. Drive back into central Hanoi to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius. From here, continue to Bun Cha Huong Lien, the famous local spot where President Barack Obama dined with Anthony Bourdain.

After lunch, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex and Ba Dinh Square, an important point of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese. The area surrounding the complex is a traffic-free zone filled with botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, and includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One Pillar Pagoda. Travel back in time to the nearby simple cottage on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked during his humble beginnings as a revolutionary. Walk a few blocks out of the Ho Chi Minh Complex to the 11th century Buddhist One Pillar Pagoda, an elegant construction rising from the center of a square-shaped lotus pond on a solitary pillar. Continue to Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda situated on a small island in Hoan Kiem Lake accessible by a classically painted wooden bridge. The view of the city from the pagoda is particularly popular.

End your day at a by walking through the iconic Old Quarter. The streets of this district are bustling with scooters, bicycles, cyclos, and cars zipping around pedestrians. The best way to enjoy the charming colonial architecture is to wander with your guide at a leisurely pace and be sure to stop for a cup of Vietnamese coffee or a local snack from one of the many tantalizing street vendors. Your guide and private driver will accompany you back to your hotel, or if you prefer to enjoy dinner at your pace in the Old Quarter and soak up the atmosphere, you can make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Accommodation: Apricot Hotel (5*) (B) (Canvas City View)
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hanoi Presidential Palace
Hanoi Presidential Palace
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hanoi
Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

In the morning, transfer from Hanoi's Old Quarter to Halong Bay. The transfer is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. You may stop on the way to admire the local scenery. Upon arrival to the port, you'll take a speedboat transfer to your cruise.

Welcome on board the Orchid Cruise!

Embark on your cruise and enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by an introduction. Boarding time is at approximately 12:15 PM.

In the afternoon, head to Ba Trai Dao Islet of Lan Ha Bay, a separate part of Halong Bay. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, with about 400 fascinating islands. Afterwards, visit small fishing coracles, used by fishermen for centuries. You can spend free time enjoy kayaking or swimming. (This program applies between the months of April and November).

In the winter months, (December to March), you may visit Viet Hai village with a guide. Cycle along the village path and journey through rain forests and dark tunnels. Enjoy the stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud and bamboo while witnessing the local life on a valley. Optional electric cart service is available (at an extra cost).

Return to the cruise and gaze upon the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. On board join in a traditional cooking class in which the chef introduces and instructs you on the preparation of Vietnamese dishes. Dinner is served with delicious local food prepared by the wonderful on-board catering staff. Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. You can hands-on squid fishing at night or watch a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

Accommodation: Orchid Cruise (5*)

Orchid Cruise offers exclusive luxury 5* cruises off the beaten path of Halong Bay, to the less visited areas of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Drawing design inspiration from the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid flower, Orchid Cruise is elegantly decorated with the presence of orchids. Priding themselves on the highest level of customer service with magnificent, relaxing and comfortable spaces, Orchid Cruise deserves to be recognized as one of the most luxurious 5-star junk lines in Halong Bay. Orchid Cruise houses 14 luxury cabins with an elite, professional crew that will provide guests the best service in Halong Bay.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Orchid Cruise
Orchid Cruise
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Kayaking
Kayaking

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

In the early morning, enjoy a Tai Chi class on the sundeck; after that breakfast is served on board. Upon completing breakfast continue your journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Dark & Light Caves are situated.

Later in the morning return to your boat where brunch will be served on board while the vessel cruises back to the harbor.

Upon arrival to the Orchid Cruise dock in Halong Bay, you'll disembark from your ship.

Meet your professional driver for a transfer back to Hanoi.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Hanoi Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Hanoi with direct service to Danang. Approximate flight time is one hour and 20 minutes.

Enjoy a scenic transfer from Danang to Hoi An with a private vehicle and an English speaking guide. The transfer is approximately 40 minutes.

Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort (4*) (B) (Junior Garden View Suite)

At Anantara Hoi An Resort experience an idyllic blend of riverside relaxation in Anantara luxury, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on your doorstep, and beautiful beach life just a short bicycle or boat ride away. Scenically positioned on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is a charming boutique retreat in the historic port town of Hoi An. Designed with French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences that reveal Hoi An’s fascinating cultural diversity, split level rooms and suites open onto porches with comfortable daybeds, overlooking the river or a garden courtyard. Delve into Vietnamese culture with language, savour authentic local dishes and popular world flavours in elegant and casual settings beside the river. Meet up at the heritage inspired wine bar for an atmospheric view of Hoi An’s street life or laze by the pool and let the staff bring an exotic cocktail to your sun bed.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Day 5: Hoi An

The ancient town area in Hoi An and the elaborate temple complex of My Son in the neighboring countryside are an ideal pairing of two very diverse UNESCO World Heritage sites. My Son is Vietnam’s most important and iconic Cham site, and a must-see during your time in Vietnam. Head an hour and a half outside of Hoi An with your private driver and English-speaking guide to spend the morning exploring the Hindu ruins dedicated to Shiva. Regarded as one of the foremost important Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia, My Son is widely considered to be the Champa civilization’s counterpart to the grand temple complexes on Indian influenced civilizations such as Angkor in Cambodia, Ayutthaya in Thailand, and Borobudur in Indonesia. Heavy carpet bombing during the Vietnam War has destroyed some of the former grandeur, but the majority of the temple sites in the complex have survived. Drive back into Hoi An to explore the ancient town and enjoy lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant on the way. As a former fishing village set on the banks of the Thu Bon River and strategic trading port for Southeast Asia, centuries of Chinese and Japanese influence have left their unique mark on this town. The streets of the old town are very narrow, so cars are not permitted in the historical center. Start with the 200-year-old Tamky House, a beautifully decorated home that has been lovingly preserved over seven generations.  Continue on foot to the Museum of Trade Ceramics, with fascinating pottery artifacts from all over Asia and the Middle East. Take a short walk through the historic town to the 17th century Chinese Chua Ong Pagoda – the neighborhood around it has distinctly Chinese inspired buildings and is lovely to explore at a relaxed pace.

Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort (4*) (B) (Junior Garden View Suite)
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  My Son
My Son
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Gardens
The Gardens

Day 6: Hoi An

Vietnam has a rich culinary tradition, and many of the iconic dishes are surprisingly simple to make, relying on skilled techniques and local fresh ingredients. This morning, your private driver and English-speaking guide will accompany you to your half-day private cooking class. Meet with the chef and start the day by walking through a local market, where the fresh ingredients used in typical Vietnamese recipes are on display. To get to the cooking school, hop on a 25-minute boat ride across the Thu Bon River. At the riverside open-air cooking school, the chef will lead a cooking demonstration, teaching you how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes – this is a great opportunity to ask tips on technique and ingredients. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the variety of dishes you prepared for lunch.

Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort (4*) (B) (Junior Garden View Suite)
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Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town

Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

You will be privately transferred from Hoi An to Danang by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide. Approximate travel time is 40 minutes.

Board a flight from Danang with direct service to Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate flight time is one hour and 15 minutes.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Ho Chi Minh Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

The streets of Ho Chi Minh City are particularly vibrant in the evening, as locals rush home from work or head to their favorite street stall for dinner. This evening your English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel to navigate the hustle and bustle of the city by cyclo. The traffic laws are a mystery to outsiders, but the system of organized chaos seems to magically work. Stop for dinner at Propaganda Bistro, a local restaurant featuring delicious Vietnamese cuisine and locally sourced propaganda art murals. If Propaganda Bistro is closed or extremely busy, another restaurant of the same quality will be offered. After dinner, visit the Ben Thanh market, bustling with activity as vendors offer up souvenirs, clothing, lacquerware and tasty snacks.

Accommodation: Villa Song Saigon (4*)

Housed in a beautifully renovated French-Vietnamese colonial mansion, Villa Song is perched right on the banks of the Saigon River. The boutique hotel features large airy rooms with high ceilings, canopied beds and old-fashioned bathtubs. Vietnamese botanical splendor, lovingly embroidered into every detail. With the natural beauty of the Saigon River as their muse, the Villa Song chefs create incredibly fresh, mouth-watering cuisine at the various restaurants. The 30 meter pool is ideal for a morning swim before breakfast in the gardens as you watch the ships sail by. Guests can also rejuvenate at the Spa or exercise at the fully equipped gym. The hotel also has a private speedboat which can whiz you to the city center for a night out on the town.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City

Years of French occupation and a lengthy war with the United States have marked Vietnam since the late 19th century. One of the most impressive feats of wartime engineering is the famed Cu Chi Tunnels, located in the countryside near Ho Chi Minh City. With your private driver and English-speaking guide, head approximately an hour and a half out of the city to explore this monument to perseverance. Gain important insight into the prolonged struggle against invading armies, and appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the Vietnamese people. The residents of Cu Chi took the war underground into a highly developed network of tunnels that at its height stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens and triage areas. Imperceptible from the ground, opposing armies could roll their tanks over the bunkers without causing damage to the tunnels below. Living conditions were harsh – in addition to fighting the war, residents battled food and oxygen scarcity, venomous insects, and cramped living quarters.

Drive back into the city and stop for a local lunch. In the afternoon start with a moving visit to the War Remnants Museum, a must-see for any war or history buff visiting Vietnam. Delve into the images and sounds of Vietnam’s lengthy war history with the French and Americans. The museum features a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, and photos of the Vietnamese side of the war, and includes a moving tribute to the journalists, civilians, and soldiers lost during the war, as well as a critical look at biological warfare, weaponry, and worldwide movements for peace. It’s a truly moving visit but not for the faint-hearted. Continue to the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of April 1975 during the Fall of Saigon. It was here that the Vietnam War ended when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates and led to the formal reunification of the two sides.

Accommodation: Villa Song Saigon (4*)
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Villa Song Saigon
Villa Song Saigon

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Ho Chi Minh Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Ho Chi Minh City with direct service to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Approximate flight time is one hour.

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by an escort who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Your escort will assist you with the VISA on arrival application form (VISA fee included). Upon completion, your escort will then assist you to pick up your luggage and lead you through the arrivals gate where you will meet your guide.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Shinta Mani Angkor (4.5*) (B) (Superior Room)

Shinta Mani Angkor is an upscale boutique hotel created by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, showcasing 39 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in a Khmer inspired design. This exceptional hotel enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting within the city of Siem Reap, and not far from the sites of Angkor.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Siem Reap
Siem Reap
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Shinta Mani Angkor
Shinta Mani Angkor

Day 10: Siem Reap

The day starts in the early morning as you leave your hotel at 5:30 am, heading to Angkor Wat, the largest and most breathtaking monument at Angkor. This is one of the most important archeological sites in Cambodia, with the world heritage temple Angkor and UNESCO has set up a range of programmes to safeguard this symbolic site, its authenticity, and surroundings. Built as the funeral temple for Suryavarman II who ruled from 1112 to 1152, Angkor never fails to reward the first time or repeat visitor with its grand scale, the most iconic temple with surreal bas-reliefs, fascinating decorative flourishes and incredible attention to detail. You will enter the temple complex from the quiet east side of Angkor Wat to avoid the crowds and will spend the morning exploring one of the man's most magnificent creations before returning to the hotel for a late breakfast. After breakfast, you will start your full day visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom and the temples of Preah Khan, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, the Royal Enclosure, the Terraces of Elephants and the Leper King. Next, you will explore Ta Prohm, build in the Bayon style, and originally called Rajavihara. Ta Prohm is a temple of towers, courtyard, and narrow corridors, delicately carved stones that come out through strangulated roots of very old trees. This jungle-clad temple with overgrown trees exudes a haunting and exotic atmosphere. The magnificent tree roots push between the temple's massive stone blocks in a strange embrace. Ta Phrom is particularly astonishing in the late afternoon light after most of the crowds have left. Founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university, the temple had been inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List in 1992. Today you will conclude your journey with an unforgettable sunset at Pre Rup or Srah Sarong before returning to your hotel. Add a bottle of sparkling wine and snacks to treat yourself enjoying the sunset, upon request.

Accommodation: Shinta Mani Angkor (4.5*) (B) (Superior Room)
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Angkor Wat Sunrise
Angkor Wat Sunrise

Day 11: Siem Reap

This morning you will visit Banteay Srei, which for many years was off limits due to its remote location and Khmer Rouge activity in the area. Built in the late 10th century and dedicated to Shiva, Bantrey Srei's pink limestone walls contain the best bas-reliefs of any temple at Angkor. If you are interested, you may choose to visit the Cambodian Landmine Museum, Prevention and Rehabilitation Center. It is estimated that more than 110 million land mines are buried throughout the world. Buried within Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Kuwait and Cambodia are the largest concentrations of land mines. In Cambodia, efforts at clearing mines around Angkor Wat and the major tourist sites have been successful. However, millions of mines remain buried and significantly impact the lives of the Cambodian people. Learn about the center's efforts and work on this visit. Moreover, Continue to visit Preah Khan, with its labyrinth of grey decaying stone courtyards that are slowly being reclaimed by the jungle. Large kapok trees extend limbs and roots throughout the carved stone work; while raucous parrots screech and monkeys keep watch to complete a surreal picture. Afterwards, enjoy your lunch at a delicious local restaurant in town.

Accommodation: Shinta Mani Angkor (4.5*) (B) (Superior Room)
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Banteay Srei Temple
Banteay Srei Temple
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Pool
Pool

Day 12: Siem Reap

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your private guide and driver to visit the Roluos Group of temples, the remains of the first major capital of the Angkorian-era Empire. Included are Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. The sandstone carvings in the niches of the temples are as noteworthy as the Sanskrit inscriptions on the doorposts. The Bakong temple was built and dedicated to Shiva by Indravarman I. This is the largest and most interesting of the Roluos Group of temples and still has an active Buddhist monastery. After visiting the temples, you will receive a monks blessing for good luck and good health before returning back to Siem Reap.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Novice Monks
Novice Monks
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
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Apricot Hotel (5*) (B) (Canvas City View): Hanoi

Centrally located on the edge of Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter and just steps away from the city’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, the Apricot Hotel is a luxurious boutique property that pays homage to Vietnam’s finest artists by showcasing original artwork. A neo-classical design with Vietnamese touches, the 123 guestrooms welcome guests in an elegant, inviting and intimate atmosphere. The Apricot takes guests on an artistic journey with meticulous attention to detail where flawless service comes together in a harmonious mosaic of local flavors. The hotel’s exclusive restaurants pair European cuisine and design with curated South East Asian delicacies, and guests benefit from a posh rooftop bar boasting panoramic views of the city. The wide range of facilities are paired with impeccable services to make sure your stay is memorable in an inviting and intimate atmosphere.

Orchid Cruise (5*): Halong Bay

Orchid Cruise offers exclusive luxury 5* cruises off the beaten path of Halong Bay, to the less visited areas of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Drawing design inspiration from the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid flower, Orchid Cruise is elegantly decorated with the presence of orchids. Priding themselves on the highest level of customer service with magnificent, relaxing and comfortable spaces, Orchid Cruise deserves to be recognized as one of the most luxurious 5-star junk lines in Halong Bay. Orchid Cruise houses 14 luxury cabins with an elite, professional crew that will provide guests the best service in Halong Bay.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Orchid Cruise Halong Bay
Orchid Cruise Halong Bay

Anantara Hoi An Resort (4*) (B) (Junior Garden View Suite): Hoi An

At Anantara Hoi An Resort experience an idyllic blend of riverside relaxation in Anantara luxury, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on your doorstep, and beautiful beach life just a short bicycle or boat ride away. Scenically positioned on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is a charming boutique retreat in the historic port town of Hoi An. Designed with French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences that reveal Hoi An’s fascinating cultural diversity, split level rooms and suites open onto porches with comfortable daybeds, overlooking the river or a garden courtyard. Delve into Vietnamese culture with language, savour authentic local dishes and popular world flavours in elegant and casual settings beside the river. Meet up at the heritage inspired wine bar for an atmospheric view of Hoi An’s street life or laze by the pool and let the staff bring an exotic cocktail to your sun bed.

Villa Song Saigon (4*): Ho Chi Minh City

Housed in a beautifully renovated French-Vietnamese colonial mansion, Villa Song is perched right on the banks of the Saigon River. The boutique hotel features large airy rooms with high ceilings, canopied beds and old-fashioned bathtubs. Vietnamese botanical splendor, lovingly embroidered into every detail. With the natural beauty of the Saigon River as their muse, the Villa Song chefs create incredibly fresh, mouth-watering cuisine at the various restaurants. The 30 meter pool is ideal for a morning swim before breakfast in the gardens as you watch the ships sail by. Guests can also rejuvenate at the Spa or exercise at the fully equipped gym. The hotel also has a private speedboat which can whiz you to the city center for a night out on the town.

Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Villa Song Saigon
Villa Song Saigon
Vietnam & Cambodia Signature Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Villa Song Saigon Lobby
Villa Song Saigon Lobby

Shinta Mani Angkor (4.5*) (B) (Superior Room): Siem Reap

Shinta Mani Angkor is an upscale boutique hotel created by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, showcasing 39 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in a Khmer inspired design. This exceptional hotel enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting within the city of Siem Reap, and not far from the sites of Angkor.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Jennifer C. — August 10, 2018 — Asia

    Maria, our travel agent, was fantastic! She was extremely flexible to multiple requests. And, she produced an unforgettable vacation. Tajma, our guide in Thailand, was professional, knowledge, and a truly warm and wonderful person. She shared her country with us and answered countless questions. She went above and beyond what was required to make our trip special.

  • Emily G. — July 04, 2018 — Asia

    This trip was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The planning was incredibly simple and the final product was even better than I could have ever imagined. Our local guides seemed to be hand-picked just for us and they really went above and beyond to help make our trip not only unforgettable, but also very easy. Thank you for helping to create such a memorable experience. I would absolutely recommend Kensington to anyone looking to plan a trip.

  • Karli H. — August 04, 2018 — Asia

    We had an absolutely amazing trip - every aspect of the trip exceeded our expectations. We felt well taken care of, but at the same time our guides gave us space to enjoy the trip on our own at times. We are so happy that we booked through Kensington Tours, as all of the organization and planning was done for us - thanks for a great experience!

  • Janet T. — June 23, 2018 — Asia

    Our multi-generational family of 8 recently returned from an amazing escorted, personalized 12-day tour of Japan. The quality was everything we expected and hoped for. Our tour planner, Anne-Laure, was fantastic and so was our Japanese guide, Mayumi. Both were attentive to our interests, professional, knowledgeable and personable. Transportation was high quality and on-time. The diversity and pace of the activities made our trip interesting and memorable. Our guide was flexible and allowed us to fine-tune our itinerary to meet our individual preferences. We felt safe and well-cared for. Japan is a pristine and polite country with a lot of history and we enjoyed it very much.

  • Richard F. — May 15, 2018 — Asia

    I am at a loss in describing how perfect our trip was! Every single detail was taken care of and the activities were amazing!

  • Derrick D. — May 22, 2018 — Asia

    Everything about this trip was AMAZING! From start to finish, Jennifer and her team responded promptly, and suggestions that catered to my ideal Bali trip.

  • Frances B. — April 11, 2018 — Asia

    Our trip to Japan was awesome! We learned so much about the customs, food and spiritual life. We never had any concerns about where we needed to be or when, even with quite a few transfers.

  • Steven C. — February 10, 2018 — Asia

    I have traveled all over the world with various travel companies. Kensington is ranked right at the top! Honestly could not have expected more than they provided.

  • Kimberley E. — February 13, 2018 — Asia

    Extraordinary Experience! From beginning to end, we were well taken care of. Thank you so very much. A very memorable trip indeed!

  • Andrew C. — January 06, 2018 — Asia

    We had a fantastic time on our Honeymoon! The level of service that Kensington provided from the time we started planning the trip to the plane ride home was second to none. I would not book a trip using any other agency!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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