13 Day Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure

Globus Small Group Discovery starting in Ho Chi Minh City and finishing in Siem Reap

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Overview
Operator: Globus
Type: Small Group Discovery (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 13 Days
From: Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
Tour Code: OV
Visits: Vietnam, Cambodia
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Arrive In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
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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)
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Ho Chi Minh City. Cu 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 (193 kilometres) 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)
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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)
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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)
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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 centre. Upon arrival, visit the IMPERIAL CITADEL and the THIEN MU PAGODA, the unofficial symbol of the city. (B/L)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Siem Reap
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Globus Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • 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: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; 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: Day 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.
  • 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.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Included Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon (SF), Hoi An Hotel Royal Hoi An (SF), Hue Saigon Morin Hotel (F), Hanoi Pan Pacific Hanoi (SF), Ha Long Bay Wyndham Legend Halong (F), Siem Reap Borei Angkor Resort & Spa (D)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Globus
Globus Reviews: (589)
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Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
Reviews (1)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure with Globus.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2016
2 Trips
“Enjoyable Tour through Vietnam & Cambodia”
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Our tour through Vietnam & Cambodia was very enjoyable. The Tour guide Phong was very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was very good, the local guides were informative & helpful in both countries. The coach drivers were excellent, especially Vietnam where the traffic is something else. All the people on tour were friendly the food was lovely. Yvonne from Global Journeys was very helpful. The highlight was overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay & visiting Angkor Wat.
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