15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights

Including all international and internal flights, all accommodation, 5-star cruise on the Mekong River between Cambodia and Vietnam, daily breakfast, all transfers, in-depth sightseeing and some excursions, and more.

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  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
  • 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights
 

Highlights

 

Take in the landscape surrounding the legendary Mekong River and see ancient sights, local villages and untouched wetlands along the way, on a 15 day 5-star Mekong River cruise with Vietnam tour and flights.

The spectacular sightseeing begins almost immediately upon your arrival in Siem Reap. A full-day excursion takes you to one of Cambodia’s most visited sites: the magnificent temples of Angkor. This was the capital of the ancient Khmer empire, and your time here includes seeing the unrivalled Angkor Wat, as well as Bayon and Ta Prohm Temple. First step aboard the 5-star Heritage Line cruiser Jayavarman from Kampong Cham and settle into your elegant stateroom (complete with private balcony!). This vessel is your graceful home for the next 7 nights as you cruise the legendary Mekong River, moving from Cambodian to Vietnamese waters. The cruising itinerary sees you make regular shore excursions to welcoming villages, small islands and unique landscapes that line the riverbank. Some of the experiences you will have along the way include learning about silk manufacturing, watching dance performances, seeing floating villages up-close, having a Vietnamese tea tasting, and admiring traditional crafts and industries in markets and workshops.

The cruising itinerary sees you get a fix of the big city too. First up is Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. A sightseeing tour takes you around the city and sees you learn about the brutality of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime on a visit to two killing field sites. The second city destination is Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, in Vietnam – once you have disembarked the cruise. Your first evening in the city sees you dig into Vietnamese hawker cuisine on a guided street food tour and your second day includes a guided city tour, covering major sights such as Chinatown, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and Saigon Central Post Office.

The tour sets its sights on central Vietnam with a flight to Danang and then time in Hoi An. The latter is a postcard-perfect town beloved for its well-preserved Old Town. An orientation walk is a great introduction to Hoi An’s history, major landmarks and laid-back atmosphere. Travellers then can get hands-on with Vietnamese cuisine thanks to a cooking class! Make the most of two days of free time in Hoi An to soak up as much of the town’s charm as you can and relax in the beautiful resort before heading home.

Those that want to extend their getaway can extend their itinerary to a 19 day tour to include time in Hanoi and Ninh Binh.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Siem Reap

Head to the airport and board a flight to Cambodia. On arrival in Siem Reap you will be met and the airport and transferred to the hotel for check in. Take the rest of the day to relax at the hotel before your first full day of touring tomorrow.

Day 2: Siem Reap (B, D)

Explore one of Cambodia’s most world-renowned sites this morning: Angkor. Known for its incredible temples, this site was the capital of the ancient Khmer Empire. Angkor Wat is perhaps the most famous of the temples here, and it is also the largest and most complete structures. It is the only temple with a west-facing entrance. A guide leads you around the temples and offers incredible insight into the history of these remarkable structures. Some of the other sights you’ll see while at Angkor include Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple. Afterwards, the group heads out to dinner at a local restaurant set within a traditional Khmer house and gardens. Your meal is prepared by students and all of the profits from this restaurant are reinvested into their education and local social programs.

Day 3: Siem Reap – Kampong Cham – Mekong River Cruise (B, L, D) cruise-icon

A transfer takes you to the port to embark on your Heritage Line Jayavarman cruiser. The transfer from Angkor to the town of Kampong Cham takes about four-and-a-half hours and snacks and water are provided along the well. Step aboard the cruiser upon arrival and check into your elegant staterooms. This vessel will be your home as you cruise along the legendary Mekong River towards Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. A buffet lunch is served in the dining hall, and you have free time afterwards to explore the boat’s facilities (sun deck with Jacuzzi, observation platform, bar and lounge, day spa) and get settled into to life on the cruiser. In the afternoon, the group is visited by a local NGO project and there is a music and art performance from local children. Afterwards, the group heads off the boat for one final short excursion in the region – to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. This small temple complex was built in the 7th century and its hilltop perch offers gorgeous views of the river. Return to the ship and have free time until dinner is served.

Day 4: Kampong Cham – Koh Oknha Tey – Kampong Chhnang (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Early-risers can join a Tai chi session on the cruiser’s sun deck this morning, or simply meet up with the rest of the group at breakfast in the dining hall. The ship begins its voyage along the river to Angkor Ban, small village known for its beautiful houses and traditional architecture. Explore the village and then return to the boat for lunch. A high tea experience is available to guests in the afternoon. Make port at the island of Koh Oknha Tey, an islet in the middle of the Mekong that enjoys a reputation for its luxe silk manufacturing. Move between the island’s workshops via tuk tuk and learn how this beloved textile is produced.

The group heads back to the boat and whiles away time on-board as the Jayavarman cruises past the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle rivers and towards Kampong Chhnang. Drop anchor here for the night.

Day 5: Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Set another early alarm to catch this morning’s sunrise or to join in with Tai chi. Following breakfast, the group hops into smaller boats to get to shore. A mini bus takes you to a local rural village for a walking tour, and your guides on this experience will introduce you to two of the village’s hallmarks – Khmer-style pottery and palm sugar production. There is some time to explore other floating villages in the area, plus the region’s wetlands, before returning to the Jayavarman for lunch. Cruise along the Tonle River and past jungle-like landscape to Kampong Tralach. There is a stop at a local Green Line-supported school, and the group hops in an ox-pulled cart to travel around the village.

Return to the cruiser and set a course for Phnom Penh, the bustling capital city of Cambodia. The boat docks at the pier and you have free time to explore the city as you wish after dinner. A walk along the river promenade is a popular choice, and there are a number of bars in the area for those wishing a sundowner.

Please note that guests are asked to notify crew should they leave the boat on independent exploration.

Day 6: Phnom Penh (B, L, D) cruise-icon

A full day of sightseeing takes you to two of the notorious Khmer Rouge Killing Fields located near the city. One site lies just outside of Phnom Penh, and the other is found at S21, a former prison now known as Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The visits made on this excursion are a sombre insight into the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge and the terror the dictatorship imposed on the country during the 1970s. Alternatively, travellers are free to spend the morning exploring Phnom Penh independently before re-joining the group. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in the city and the sightseeing continues afterwards. Stop at the Royal Palace to see the silver pagoda and look in at displays of Khmer crafts at the National Museum. The sightseeing tour concludes with a cyclo (a rickshaw) ride back to the boat. Enjoy some down time spent in your stateroom or relaxing with fellow passengers before this evening’s barbecue dinner. The meal is accompanied by an Aspara dance performance.

Day 7: Phnom Penh – Tan Chau (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Attend a lecture about modern Cambodian history after breakfast. This lecture is given by a professor from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Afterwards, you have the entire day as free time. Book in for a massage, find a perfectly-positioned sunlounger and settle in with your book, or relax on your stateroom’s private balcony. Take up a cooking class to get hands-on with local cuisine (and pick up some tips to take home!), or join in with this afternoon’s high tea. Head to the observation deck or to your balcony when it is time to make the watery border crossing from Cambodia into Vietnam, and then continue cruising for a short while until reaching Tan Chau. This border town is home to a mix of Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. A classic movie is screened in the cinema tonight after dinner.

Day 8: Tan Chau – My An Hung – Sa Dec (B, L, D) cruise-icon

A guided tour takes you around Tan Chau this morning. The tour happens from a xe loi, a local style of transport commonly used as a taxi. Move around the streets to see workshops and houses, and to appreciate the laid-back atmosphere of the town. Make a stop at the market located near one of the town’s temples and browse the stalls for souvenirs – an excellent opportunity to work on your bargaining skills! Step into smaller boats to see the groupings of floating houses up-close and then arrive at a floating fishing farm. The wider region is one of the largest for fish production, and this farm visit is an interesting stop to learn about the industry. The group returns to the Jayavarman for lunch and there is free time in the afternoon. Attend a lecture on life in the Mekong given on-board, or relax in your stateroom. The cruiser sets out for My An Hung near the Sa Dec as you spend time aboard, and a shore excursion to the village follows upon arrival. Head to the home of a local family to gain a deeper understanding of their everyday lives, and receive an invitation inside for a Vietnamese tea tasting. Traditional Vietnamese tea is usually sweetened with honey to offset its bitter taste and the honey used today is produced by the family. A selection of delicious fruits – some grown on the trees just outside – is also offered. Enjoy a sundowner along the riverbank as the day begins to wind down and return to the boat with time to freshen up before dinner.

Day 9: Binh Thanh Island – Cai Be – My Tho (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Arrive at the island of Binh Thanh this morning and hop into a smaller boat to be taken ashore. Explore some of the untouched parts of the island and learn about how local communities make a living by growing water hyacinths. See how traditional mats are made and even try weaving one yourself. The Jayavarman continues its voyage while you take lunch and arrives in Cai Be in the early afternoon. This town is known for its Catholic church and its local industry of traditional crafts. Cai Be is also famous for its floating market and travellers will learn about how the markets operate from the guide. Move ashore to visit a workshop producing rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies and rice wine. Try one of the coconut candies Cai Be is renowned for, and explore the city’s network of small canals by boat. Back at the Jayavarman, the crew puts on a magnificent farewell event for guests, complete with dinner, dancing and music. This evening is your last night aboard the cruiser.

Day 10: My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B, D)

Have your last breakfast in the Jayavarman’s dining hall and then disembark the cruiser. A bus transfer takes you from My Tho to the drop-off point in Ho Chi Minh City – arrival is estimated to be mid-morning. Check into the hotel and settle into your room before heading out into this fast-paced city with a street food tour. Get a taste for hawker fare – banh xeo, goi cuốn, banh mi – as you explore.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Begin this morning’s city tour by heading to Chinatown and meandering the back streets near Cho Lon. Visit the 19th-century Thien Hau Temple, and also make pitstops at the Cholon and Binh Tay Markets while in the area. A short bus journey takes you into the city centre to see the War Remnants Museum, plus other major sights around Ho Chi Minh City include the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office and the Opera House. Refuel by sitting down to a lunch of pho – the beloved Vietnamese noodle soup. You have the rest of the day as leisure time to explore Ho Chi Minh City however you fancy. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels site, located just outside of the city, is a popular option – it is the most visited tourist site in Vietnam, in fact.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – airplane-takeoff  Danang – Hoi An (B, D)

A transfer takes you to the airport for a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang. Upon arrival you will be taken to Hoi An, a charming town known for its pretty riverfront promenade and old town precinct. Join an orientation walk once you reach town, and learn about Hoi An’s history as a major port during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. A wander around the townscape is sure to make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as many of the facades and streets have remain relatively unchanged over the last century. There is a cooking class in the afternoon that starts with a visit to the Hoi An wet market to pick up the fresh ingredients, and would-be chefs reaching the cooking centre with a short cruise on the Thu Bon river. Learn tips and tricks of Vietnamese cuisine from an expert chef and sit down to the dishes you’ve prepared at the end of the class.

Day 13: Hoi An (B)

You have a day of free time to explore Hoi An however you like. Continue to wander around the old town, see the Japanese covered bridge, or make the trip to the nearby beach for a fix of sun, sand and surf.

Day 14: Hoi An (B)

Today is another day of leisure time. Use it to relax at your hotel, or carry on with your exploration of Hoi An by moving between local restaurants, markets and shops. Tonight is your final evening in Vietnam.

Day 15: Hoi An – Danang – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

You are collected by a transfer at the appropriate time and taken to the airport in Danang to commence your return journey back to Australia. Arrive home today.

Please note that some flights may arrive one day later.

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff Siem Reap

Make your way to the airport and catch a flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. A transfer meets you at the airport and takes you to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free time.

Day 2: Siem Reap (B, D) cruise-icon

Begin your time in Cambodia by ticking off one of its most iconic monuments: the temples of Angkor. This complex was the capital of the ancient Khmer Empire. Perhaps the most recognisable of the temples here is Angkor Wat;  the largest and most complete structure. Of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat is also the only build that boasts a west-facing entrance. Be shown around Angkor with a local guide and learn about the remarkable history of this former city and its magnificent temples. Some of the other sights you’ll see while at Angkor include Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom and the Bayon temple. Once finished at Angkor, the group enjoys a dinner at a local restaurant set within a traditional Khmer house and gardens. Your meal is prepared by students and all of the profits from this restaurant are reinvested into their education and local social programs.

Day 3: Siem Reap – Kampong Cham – Mekong River Cruise (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Be transferred to the town of Kampong Cham in anticipation of your Mekong River voyage aboard the Heritage Line Jayavarman Cruiser. This trip takes about four-and-a-half hours and snacks and water are provided along the well. You are shown to your elegant staterooms upon embarkment, and a buffet lunch is served in the dining hall soon after. There is some free time to begin exploring the facilities available to you on-board, such as a sun deck with Jacuzzi, observation platform, day spa, bar and lounge). While aboard there is also a visit from a local NGO project. In the afternoon, the group steps back onto the mainland for an outing to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Constructed in the 7th century, this small temple complex commands an exception view of the river from its hilltop location.

Day 4: Kampong Cham – Oknha Tey – Kampong Chhnang (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Wake up early to join a Tai chi session on the cruiser’s sun deck this morning, or loll about in bed and simply meet the rest of your travelling companions in the dining hall for buffet breakfast. The cruiser makes its first port in Angkor Ban, small village known for its beautiful houses and traditional architecture. There is an opportunity to wander around on your own before returning to the boat for lunch. Those so inclined can also take up a high tea, served in the afternoon. The next port on the cruising itinerary is  the island of Koh Oknha Tey. This island is found in the middle of the Mekong and is particularly well-known for its silk credentials. Visit some of the island’s workshops with a tuk tuk ride and learn how locals produce and manufactory this glossy textile. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening relaxing on-board as the Jayavarman cruises past the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle rivers and towards Kampong Chhnang.

Day 5: Kampong Chhnang – Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Following breakfast, the group hops into smaller boats for today’s shore excursion. A mini bus takes you to a local rural village for a walking tour and to learn about village’s Khmer-style pottery and palm sugar production. You will also get to see some of the other floating villages and neighbouring wetlands in the area. Lunch is served on the Jayavarman. Cruise along the Tonle River and past jungle-like landscape to Kampong Tralach. There is a stop at a local Green Line-supported school, and the group hops in an ox-pulled cart to travel around the village.

Return to the cruiser and move towards Phnom Penh. The boat docks at the pier and you have free time to wander around the Cambodian capital as you wish after dinner. Take a leisurely evening stroll by the river promenade or find a conveniently located bar or restaurant for a nightcap.

Please note that guests are asked to notify crew should they leave the boat on independent exploration.

Day 6: Phnom Penh (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The whole day is dedicated to taking in the landmarks of Phnom Penh. Travel to two sites linked with the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. One is just outside the city and the other is located at the former S21 prison, which is now open as Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Hear about how this brutal regime imposed its will upon Cambodia in the early 1970s and learn about the horrors committed during the rule. Another option to this excursion is free time. Have lunch at a local restaurant in the city and continue sightseeing travels after. There is a stop at the Royal Palace and the National Museum, among other places of interest. The sightseeing tour concludes with a cyclo (rickshaw) ride back to the boat. Enjoy some down time spent in your stateroom or relaxing with fellow passengers before this evening’s barbecue dinner. The meal is accompanied by an Aspara dance performance.

Day 7: Phnom Penh – Tan Chau (B, L, D) cruise-icon

This morning, a professor from the Royal University of Phnom Penh delivers a fascinating lecture about modern Cambodian history after breakfast. The rest of the day is up to you. Use this uninterrupted free time to relax with a massage at the cruiser’s spa, snooze in a chair on your stateroom’s private balcony, join a cooking class, or indulge with an afternoon high tea. This afternoon is also when the cruise makes the river crossing from Cambodia waters into Vietnamese territory. The boat docks at Tan Chau for the night.

Day 8: Tan Chau – My An Hung – Sa Dec (B, L, D) cruise-icon

A guided tour takes you around Tan Chau this morning. This town has strong Chinese, Khmer and Kinh communities, and your exploration of Tan Chau happens courtesy of a thrilling xe loi, a local style of transport commonly used as a taxi. Move around the streets to see workshops and houses, and to appreciate the laid-back atmosphere of the town. You might also spy a knick-knack or souvenir that makes a great memento from the local market – be sure to have your bargaining skills at the ready if you want to take anything home! Swap foot for smaller boats to see the nearby floating houses up-close and then stop at a floating fishing farm to learn about the region aquaculture.  Return to the Jayavarman for lunch and an afternoon of free time. The boat sails to My An Hung near the Sa Dec as you spend time aboard, and a shore excursion to the village follows upon arrival. Head to the home of a local family to gain a deeper understanding of their everyday lives, and receive an invitation inside for a Vietnamese tea tasting. Traditional Vietnamese tea is usually sweetened with honey to offset its bitter taste and the honey used today is produced by the family. A selection of delicious fruits – some grown on the trees just outside – is also offered. Enjoy a sundowner along the riverbank as the day begins to wind down and return to the boat with time to freshen up before dinner.

Day 9: Binh Thanh Island – Cai be – My Tho (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Arrive at Binh Thanh Island this morning. Explore some of the untouched parts of the island and learn about how local communities make a living by growing water hyacinths. See how traditional mats are made and even try weaving one yourself. The Jayavarman continues its voyage while you take lunch and arrives in Cai Be in the early afternoon. This town is known for its Catholic church and its local industry of traditional crafts. Cai Be is also famous for its floating market and travellers will learn about how the markets operate from the guide. Move ashore to visit a workshop producing rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies and rice wine. Try one of the coconut candies Cai Be is renowned for, and explore the city’s network of small canals by boat. Back at the Jayavarman, the crew puts on a magnificent farewell event for guests, complete with dinner, dancing and music. This evening is your last night aboard the cruiser.

Day 10: My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B, D)

Disembark the cruise after this morning’s breakfast. A bus transfer takes you from My Tho to the drop-off point in Ho Chi Minh City, with expected arrival time in the city about mid-morning. You have leisure time upon checking in, until this evening’s street food tour introduces you to the world-famous Vietnamese hawker fare scene.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

This morning’s city tour begins in Chinatown with a walk through the back streets near Cho Lon. Visit the 19th-century Thien Hau Temple, and the Cholon and Binh Tay Markets along the way. A short trip in a local bus ferries you into the heart of the city so you can take in the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office and the Opera House. Following a morning of sightseeing, the group is invited to sit down to a lunch of pho – the beloved Vietnamese noodle soup. The tour concludes after lunch and the rest of the day can be spent as independent exploration.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – airplane-takeoff Danang – Hoi An (B, D)

Take a transfer to the airport and board a short domestic flight to Danang, a city on the Vietnam central coast. The city is one of the main gateways to the town of Hoi An, and a transfer takes you to this charming town once your flight has landed. Drop your luggage at the hotel and then join an orientation walk, admiring the town’s heritage streetscape and learning about its history as you stroll. This walk may have you feeling as though you’ve stepped back in time, as much of Hoi An remains relatively untouched over the last century. An afternoon cooking class follows the walking tour and begins with a visit to the wet market, so you can pick up ingredients needed for preparation. Reach the cooking centre via boat on a short cruise on the Thu Bon river, and learn any tricks and tips to Vietnamese cuisine from your expert chef instructor.

Day 13: Hoi An (B)

You have a day of free time to explore Hoi An however you like.

Day 14: Hoi An (B)

Your final full day in Vietnam is as leisure time to continue enjoying the charms of Hoi An. Another activity option away from the old town is the nearby beach.

Day 15: Hoi An – Danang – airplane-takeoff  Hanoi (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel and then be taken via transfer to the Danang airport to catch a short flight northwards to Hanoi. A hotel transfer takes you to the Hanoi accommodation for check in and the rest of the day is yours to begin uncovering the sights and culture of the Vietnamese capital city. Make a beeline for the Old Quarter to see the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, or Dong Xuan Market. Track down some of the city’s best street food vendors to tuck into servings of bún riêu cua (chicken noodle soup with tomato broth), bánh cuốn (pork and mushroom-filled steamed rice batter), bánh gối (fried pastries stuffed with quail egg, noodles and minced pork), or Hanoi sticky rice.

Day 16: Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B)

Leave the city behind as you travel out to the landscape of the Red River Delta towards the small hamlet of Ninh Binh. Enroute there is a stop at Trang An. This vast 10,000-hectare complex is a recent UNESCO World Heritage Site and encompasses the Trang An-Tam Coc-Bich Dong ecological site, the Hoa Lu imperial capital, and the Hoa Lu primitive forests. The area’s natural landscape is peppered with limestone karsts, and the group clambers into rowboats to get up-close to neighbouring caves. Visitors during rice-growing season will have particularly stunning scenes to photograph, as the verdant fields backdropped by the karsts make for striking photographs. Continue to Ninh Binh afterwards for an overnight stay.

Day 17: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B, L)

An early start this morning as the group travels to Tam Coc. Share a welcome drink with locals upon arrival and then hop onto a bicycle for a leisurely cycling excursion through the surrounding area. On the way back to the town there is a stop at a local farm where keen travellers have the opportunity to help out with fish catching. A late lunch is taken in the village, and then group then sets out to make the return journey to Hanoi.

Day 18: Hanoi (B)

Your final full day in Vietnam is free time. Tick of any last-minute sightseeing, look for souvenirs and knick-knacks in the street markets, or continue to feed your appetite for Vietnamese cuisine by visiting walkway-side restaurants, hawker stalls and popular eateries.

Day 19: Hanoi – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

A transfer take you to the airport at the appropriate time and you catch a return flight to Australia. Arrive in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline
  • All internal flights and transfers within Vietnam
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 5-star and boutique hotels
  • 7 nights cruising the Mekong River on a 5-star Heritage Line Jayavarman cruise ship, including activities such as cooking classes, morning Tai chi, educational lectures, shore excursions as per the itinerary, and evening entertainment
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus a welcome dinner in Siem Reap and all meals while on the cruise with alcoholic beverages at meal times
  • Cooking class in Hoi An and a street food tour in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 travellers
  • Option to extend to a 19 day itinerary to include time in Hanoi and Ninh Binh, a picturesque town in the Red River Delta


Highlights:

  • Be in awe of the history of the temples at Angkor on a full-day excursion from Siem Reap to this ancient site and see its most famous structures, including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Temple and Bayon
  • Step aboard the elegant Heritage Line Jayavarman to embark on a spectacular journey along the mighty Mekong as the river flows from Cambodia into Vietnam
  • Partake in morning Tai chi sessions, make shore excursions to rural villages, and visit workshops specialising in pottery, silk and rice products along the way
  • Head into Phnom Penh’s cityscape on a guided sightseeing tour, uncover the untouched landscape of Binh Thanh island, and learn about the traders at Cai Be Floating Market
  • Hop back onto dry land in Ho Chi Minh City and take a bite out of Vietnamese hawker fare on a guided street food tour, and see some of the city’s top sights such as War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace
  • Fly to Danang and travel to Hoi An, a charming town on the central coast famous for its beautiful Old Town, heritage facades and French colonial-influenced architecture
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $299 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Single Supplement:

15 day itinerary – $1,799 per person in addition to your twin share price.
19 day itinerary – $2,099 per person in addition to your twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) and all internal flights will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date.

Group Size: 2 – 12 people

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Siem Reap: Sakmut Boutique Hotel or similar
Ho Chi Minh City: Rex Hotel Saigon or similar
Hoi An: La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa or similar
Hanoi: Hotel du Parc Hanoi or similar
Ninh Binh: Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort or similar
Mekong Cruise: Heritage Line – Jayavarman cruise ship in a Superior cabin type

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum Room Capacity: 2 people

Triple Share: Not available

Child Policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 2 years.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences.

Tipping: tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. AUD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

2 April
16 April
16 July
30 July
13 August
27 August
10 September

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines and their codeshare partners or similar
  • Brisbane – A $100 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Adelaide – A $250 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline
  • All internal flights and transfers within Vietnam
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 5-star and boutique hotels
  • 7 nights cruising the Mekong River on a 5-star Heritage Line Jayavarman cruise ship, including activities such as cooking classes, morning Tai chi, educational lectures, shore excursions evening entertainment
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus a welcome dinner in Siem Reap and all meals while on the cruise with alcoholic beverages at meal times
  • Cooking class in Hoi An and a street food tour in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 travellers
  • Option to extend to a 19 day itinerary to include time in Hanoi and Ninh Binh, a picturesque town in the Red River Delta
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