Last few places – book today
Last few places – book today
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Home to Hoi An.
Travel from Bellarine Peninsula to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Hoi An. Be met upon arrival at Da Nang airport and transfer to the historic town of Hoi An. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a welcome diner at a local restaurant.
Stay (Three Nights): Hoi An, Alma Courtyard
Hoi An Resort.
A Taste of Vietnam – discover the art of cooking Vietnamese cuisine with the Morning Glory Cooking School. Take a guided tour of Hoi An’s market, prepare a selection of signature dishes and sample the results of your efforts at lunch.
After breakfast this morning travel to Hoi An.
The day is yours to enjoy and explore this beautiful city. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps enjoy a Select Experience today, such as learning the methods of rice cultivation; lantern making; or a countryside bicycle ride.
Hoi An, Hue.
See stunning Lang Co Beach and traverse Hai Van Pass. Arrive in Hue and visit the Imperial City. Special Stay – relax in the lakeside surrounds of Pilgrimage Village.
Stay: Pilgrimage Village, Hue.
This morning, board your included flight to Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi. This evening, enjoy dinner at KOTO on Van Mieu.
Stay (Two Nights): Hanoi, Movenpick
Take in Hanoi on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historic Ba Dinh Square. Like a Local – take an afternoon rickshaw ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay.
After breakfast, travel to Ha Long. Special Stay – board your premium Bhaya Cruises premium junk for an incredible two-night cruise on World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Set off cruising and explore Titop Island, where you’ll relish the opportunity to go swimming in the beautiful waters. Continue your journey and explore the fascinating Cua Van Floating Fishing Village, then enjoy dinner back on board.
Stay (Two Nights): Bhaya Cruises junk.
Ha Long Bay.
Enjoy the luxury of a full day to immerse yourself in this captivating region of Vietnam on board your junk. Later this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner on board your junk.
Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Siem Reap.
Enjoy breakfast, absorbing the scenery of Surprise Cave before docking back at Ha Long.
Travel to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Siem Reap. Special Stay – unwind during an indulgent stay at the Shinta Mani Resort.
Stay (Three Nights): Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Resort.
Siem Reap, Angkor.
This afternoon, visit the incredible historic
landmark of Angkor Archaeological Park and explore its ancient wonders. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. After dinner, witness a magnificent performance of traditional
Angkor, Siem Reap.
Enhance Your Journey: This morning, perhaps select one of Travelmarvel’s optional experiences. Later, visit Ta Prohm, a temple famous for its intertwined trees. Like a Local – visit Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA), which provides support and education for underprivileged children.
This evening, cap off the day with a spectacular sunset over Angkor Wat.
Siem Reap, Embark Cruise at Prek K’dam.
Transfer to Prek K’dam to embark your cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Floating villages line the tributaries of this stunning region and quaint riverside towns and sleepy rural villages lend the Mekong a unique charm. Board your river ship, the RV La Marguerite. This evening, after settling in to your suite, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner on board.
Stay (Seven Nights): Cruise the Mekong River
on board the RV La Marguerite.
Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Oudong.
Enjoy a small boat excursion of the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang and travel past a number of fishing villages. Rejoin your ship and continue on to Kampong Tralach. Like a Local – take an ox-cart ride, a popular method of transport in rural Cambodia.
Like a Local – Travel to the former royal capital of Oudong for a traditional Buddhist blessing.
Koh Chen, Phnom Penh.
Explore Koh Chen today, a small village specialising in silver and copperware. Then head to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Enjoy a delicious dinner on your ship tonight followed by a marvellous Khmer folk performance.
This morning you will join an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21).
This afternoon in Phnom Penh, a tour takes you to visit the magnificent Royal Palace.
Border Crossing, Tan Chau.
Spend today on board as your ship cruises to the Vietnamese border.
Tan Chau, Sa Dec.
This morning after breakfast, transfer to a small boat and travel along the Mekong’s tiny tributaries home to villages full of stilt houses.
Here, go ashore for a tour of Tan Chau by rickshaw and visit an island lush with greenery.
Sa Dec, Cai Be.
This morning, take a boat ride to Sa Dec for a tour. After lunch, a local boat takes you to the river-land town of Cai Be. Return to your ship for dinner.
Disembark Ship, Cu Chi Tunnels,
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Disembark at My Tho Port today and travel by coach to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Special Stay – be close to the action at the Grand Hotel Saigon.
Stay (Three Nights): Grand Hotel Saigon.
Ho Chi Minh City.
Explore the bustling city on a half day tour, visiting Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office, Chinatown and Ben Than Market. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Ho Chi Minh City.
Todays is at your own leisure in Vietnam’s vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.
Depart Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. On arrival in Melbourne a transfer to the Bellarine Peninsula.’
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