Cambodia and Vietnam

10 Nights from R31,570 pps

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Departure Date: 12/05/2019

Picture the enchanting countries of Vietnam and Cambodia. Are you soaking up the incredible history and culture of the vibrant capital cities? Discovering the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat? Cruising the emerald-green waters of Halong Bay in a traditional junk? Perhaps you’re relaxing on the gorgeous beaches or trekking through the lush landscape.

DAY 1: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL DAY
We have arranged VIP service for your visa on arrival. Our immigration team will be holding your name at the entrance of the airport. The immigration officer will fill out the necessary paperwork and the process will be expedited.

Your driver and Local Guide will be waiting at the airport with a Wide Eyed Tours sign bearing your name on it ready to transfer you effortlessly to the comfort of your hotel, which will take approximately 15 minutes. After Check in and time to freshen up your Local Guide will go over the options with you for visiting the Angkor complex over the next few days.

Siem Reap is a bustling little town, bursting with a vast range of delicious restaurants to suit every taste, boutique shops and day and night markets, a true shoppers paradise and a surprising party town that really heats up later in the lively bars and clubs around the famous and suitably named Pub Street.
Hotel: 5 Star Park Hyatt Siem Reap Hotel sharing a Park Room
Inclusions: Airport Transfer (guide, driver & VIP visa)

DAY 2: CITY TOUR BY TUK TUK & ANGKOR SUNSET (B)
At time, our guide pick-up you from from hotel for city tour today.
Today tour includes the visit to The War Museum, Senteurs d’Angkor shop, Artisans Angkor. You finish the tour with an exciting balloon ride.

The War Museum in Siem Reap is the biggest War Museum in Cambodia. It offers visitors a unique and insightful view of the perils that Cambodia faced during the last 3 decades of the 20th century. It also gives also visitors an excellent opportunity to learn more about what actually occurred during Cambodia’s ‘war years’.

At Senteurs d’Angkor shop, you are immediately struck by an explosion of the senses with heady aromas floating from every corner. It can be difficult to choose which kind of scent you prefer so you can start with an everyday indulgence by trying our coconut oil-based handmade soaps. Available in a variety of scents including jasmine, orchid, cinnamon, lemongrass, green tea, mango. Lotus and orange, our soaps are all made by hand, using traditional techniques and extracts derived exclusively from plant oils and 100 % natural ingredients.

Artisans Angkor is a workshop where they are reviving ancient Khmer Arts & Crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas. Today, their 1300 employees are proud to show that Cambodian handicraft is still alive and more creative than ever. By developing high quality products that express the dynamism of the Khmer culture, Artisans Angkor strives to be a timeless showcase for Cambodian crafts with pieces inspired by Angkor heritage as well as fashionable handmade clothing and decorative items that suit contemporary lifestyles.

End the day with the climb to the summit of Bakheng Mountain to view a spectacular sunset. Daily numbers of visitors allowed to the summit are limited. If the daily limit has been reached a second fantastic sunset option is at the top of Pre Rup temple, where you climb on very steep steps to the upper level and get rewarded with a beautiful outlook as well.
Hotel: 5 Star Park Hyatt Siem Reap Hotel sharing a Park Room
Inclusions: City & Sunset Touring (guide, driver & entrance fees)

MONK BLESSING & SUNSET DINNER (B/D)
After changing into a local Sarong/Kroma for monk blessing, the Monk will pour blessed water over you while chanting Pali prayers. This ceremony will refresh your mind, body and soul, bringing well-being and good luck into your life. A fresh new start for your journey ahead.

A relaxing and privileged moment surrounded by Cambodia’s lush nature for sunset dinner.
Experience nightfall like never before with hundreds of oil lamps and candles. Relish on selected dished from our award winning menu. Romantic and exciting experience!
Hotel: 5 Star Park Hyatt Siem Reap Hotel sharing a Park Room
Inclusions: Monk Blessing & Sunset dinner

DAY 4: SIEM REAP – FLIGHT TO HA NOI B)
At time, our guide & driver will meet you at the hotel when you will be transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your flight to Hanoi.

Upon your arrival at Hanoi airport look for our driver who will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name. The journey from the airport to your hotel will take approximately 45 minutes and is an entertaining experience full of chaotic traffic, distinctive architecture and overloaded motorbikes. If you arrive on the weekend (Friday afternoon – Sunday) you wil have chance to join the walking street which is around Hoan Kiem lake and the night market in the main street of the old quarter - It’s special space introducing visitors to a capital city full of arts and culture, from traditional to contemporary styles.
Hotel: 4 Star Hotel De L’Opera sharing a Deluxe room
Inclusions: Transfer from hotel to airport (guide & driver)
Flight ticket Siem Reap - Hanoi and Airport pick-up in Hanoi with guide

DAY 5: HA NOI – HA LONG (B/L/D)
Please check-out the room, pay all your bills before the pick-up time of cruise. For your tour to Ha Long Bay you only need to take some essential items and leave your main luggage at the hotel for collecting later. Bring your swimsuit, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, toiletries, change of clothes, something warm for the winter months and a book or journal, etc. And don't forget your camera.
07.45 – 08.15 approx Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 approx.
- Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing.
- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
- Set sail as lunch is served
- Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.

Afternoon
- Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising.
- Heading to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here
- Heading back toward the sleeping area

Early evening
- Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
- An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
- After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…
Cruise: 4 Star Stellar Cruise sharing a Deluxe room
Inclusions: Hanoi - Ha Long transfer by shuttle bus, guide on boat, entrance fees, meals

DAY 6: MAZE CAVE – CUA VAN FLOATING VILLAGE (B/L/D)
06:30 For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
- Local breakfast served
- Transfer to smaller boat to exploring Maze Cave, you will have change to visit one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay and step up to the top of the mountain to get the amazing view of World Heritage.
- Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Cua Van floating Village.
- Arrive Cua Van Floating Village: Our guide will brief you information and the highlights about this fascinating floating village and its local community
- Take your option either exploring the village yourself on kayak or comfortably capture the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
12:00 approx Lunch is served on board

Afternoon
- Cruising to Visit the Peal Farm, you will have chance to witness the whole process to make a valuable pearl from first step of growing to harvesting pearl in Halong Bay
- Return to your cruise, take time to refresh and relax

Early evening
- Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
- An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
- After dinner, reward yourself with a tasteful cocktail, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, squid fishing….

Cruise: 4 Star Stellar Cruise sharing a deluxe room
Inclusions: Activities on boat

DAY 7: LUON CAVE – HA NOI – DANG NANG (B/L)
06:30 For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.
07:00 – 08:00 Local breakfast is served
08:00
- Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Lu?n)
- Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
09:00 Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.
10:00 You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12:00 Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30.

Please note no hotel rooms is booked for today in Hanoi. You have some time to relax at hotel’s lobby before the airport transfer for flight to Da Nang.
At time, Our driver and car pick-up you from hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang.

Pick-up upon arrival and transfer to hotel in Hoi An.

Hoi An is a charming World Heritage village which is being beautifully restored and preserved that will captivate you immediately. No matter what you like you will find it here, whether it is shopping, restaurants, photography, history, architecture, golf, fishing, swimming, scuba, abseiling, or massage and lazing around. Hoi An has become famous for its tailoring where there is a huge variety of fabrics to choose from.

Hotel: 4.5 Star Boutique Hoi An Resort Sharing a Deluxe room incl. daily 90 minute Spa Treatment
Inclusions: Transfer Ha Long- Hanoi by shuttle bus
Flight Hanoi- Da Nang. Airport pick-up in Da Nang.

* DAY 8: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)
Another day in paradise. You may choose to lounge by your resort pool, swim at the beach or indulge in a massage, facial or pedicure.
For those wanting action, optional activities include a half day countryside cycling tour, scuba, snorkeling, abseiling, fishing or a photography tour. We can include any of these in your itinerary.
Cultural options include My Son ancient ruins, historical walking tour of Hoi An or Marble Mountain.
Hotel: 4.5 Star Boutique Hoi An Resort sharing a Deluxe Room

* DAY 9: HAI VAN PASS TOUR BY FEEP (B/L)
At time, our guide pick-up you from hotel to start the Hai Van Pass tour by Jeep.

This one day trip over Hai Van pass is so jam-packed with adventure it certainly ranks among the top rides in Vietnam. Today’s adventure incorporates a bit of everything; from sweeping vistas to historic sites and a delicious local lunch. This is certainly not your average Vietnam day trip! Your first stop is at Thap Bang An where we will visit a 900-year old Cham tower. Then zoom up Bo Bo Hill, also known as Hilltop 55, a site of historical importance during the American war before breaking for a coffee at a local coffee shop.

From here we begin the climb up Hai Van pass, winding higher and higher into the often cloud-shrouded skies. At the top we stop and soak in the beautiful views of one of Vietnam’s most scenic spots. The downward descent is no less exciting this afternoon. Reaching the base of the mountain you’ll happen upon a stretch of pristine coastline near the village of Lang Co. We’ll break for lunch and have a chance to dip our feet in the sea and kick back with a refreshing drink before turning back and returning over Hai Van pass.

On the return we’ll make a stop in a fishing village for a nose around, seeing the traditional nets and meeting with the men and women who make their livelihood bringing in the freshest catch. We’ll cruise back into Hoi An just before sunset.

Hotel: 4.5 Star Boutique Hoi An resort sharing a Deluxe room
Inclusions: Hai Van Pass Group tour (transfer by jeep, guide, sight-seeing fee, lunch).

DAY 10: HOI AN – COOKING CLASS (JOINING GROUP TOUR) (B/L) SIEM REAP ARRIVAL DAY
At time, Our car pick-up you from hotel and transfer to Hoi An ancient town where you will take a short walk to meet at Hai Cafe (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient town).
8.15am Meet at Hai Scout Cafe (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street) From here you will take a tour of Hoi An's lively local market and learn about some of the more unusual ingredients. Then you will board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. On arrival, you can explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes - Fresh rice paper rolls, crispy Hoi An pancakes (banh xeo), seafood salad, eggplant in clay pot and food decoration. You can then enjoy your creations along with steamed ocean fish on a bed of fresh vegetables. Vegetarian options are available.

Bring your swimsuit for a swim after lunch in the 20m pool - towels and shower provided.
Hotel: 4.5 Star Boutique Hoi An resort sharing a Deluxe room
Inclusions: Cooking Class (Joining Group tour) (transfer, boat trip, ingredients, chef)

DAY 11: DA NANG- DEPARTURE
At time, our driver and car will pick-up you from hotel and transfer to airport for your international flight home.
Own arranging.
Inclusions: Airport transfer in Da Nang

What's Included

Return flights ex Johannesburg via Hong Kong to Siem Reap. flights from Ha Noi to Siem Reap and return from Da Nang via Hong Kong to Johannesburg, approx. airport taxes, Accommodation & meals as indicated in the itinerary, (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) an English speaking local guides for each tour, Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles (except Ha Long bay join with group) and entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.


10 Nights from R31,570 pps


The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid 1 - 12 May 2019. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes where applicable. Packages exclude items of a personal nature, visa to Vietnam, Travel insurance (compulsory), Golf clubs, shoes, umbrellas, carts, tips and gratuities in Golf Course, fully escorted guide to accompany you throughout the country. This can be arranged for an additional fee, Spending money, Tips & gratuities, activities not listed, meals & drinks not listed. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.


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