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26 Day Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

  • Discover the icons of 2 incredible countries
  • Visit Hanoi, Hoi An, Siem Reap & More
Includes Return International Flights

From majestic Angkor Wat to the emerald waters of Halong Bay, the highlights of Indochina are well known… yet there are so many hidden gems still waiting to be uncovered. The ancient capital of Hoa Lu, the awe-inspiring karst formations of Ninh Binh, and so much in between - this 26 day package will reveal the incredible unseen beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia like never before.

Soak up the vibrant city life of Hanoi, Vietnam’s centuries old former capital; enjoy an overnight Junk boat cruise on scenic Halong Bay; walk among the emerald rice terraces of Sapa, plus meet local H’mong ethnic group who call the region home; visit the charming riverside cities of Hue and Hoi An; enjoy a boat ride down the Tam Coc River, enjoying views of the dramatic karst limestone formations and much more! Cross the border into Cambodia and visit the laid-back beach resort town of Kep, the exotic capital city of Phnom Penh, the once-forgotten temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, and more. Simply put, this is our most comprehensive Vietnam and Cambodia tour ever. Includes return international flights, 23 nights hotel accommodation, overnight cruise and more.

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Today depart from either Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Fly with either Emirates, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). On arrival be picked up and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: In-Flight

Today is free at leisure to explore the capital of Vietnam, which is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional city tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Hanoi City Tour - $95 NZD per person
This morning you will be met at the hotel by the guide and driven to the historic complex of Ba Dinh where you will visit Ba Dinh Square. Afterwards continue onwards to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda. A must-see monument in Hanoi, an ancient Buddhist pagoda supported by only one pillar. Built in the early 11th century during the reign of King Ly Thai Tong it resembles a lotus blossom. Afterwards visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature), the first Imperial school in Vietnam built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then after lunch visit the complex at Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you will see Ngoc Son Temple (Jade Mountain Temple), But Tower (pen shaped tower), Dai Stand and The Huc Bridge (wooden bridge painted in red). Afterwards enjoy a water puppet show, which is an impressive cultural example of Vietnam's thriving arts scene. To conclude the tour enjoy a cyclo (pedicab) ride back to the hotel this evening. Inclusions: Transfers from hotel, English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees, water puppet show and cyclo ride.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast drive through beautiful green rice paddy fields on the way to the coast (approx. 4 hours) where you will board a Junk boat for an overnight cruise through the thousands of towering limestone islands and emerald waters of UNESCO listed Halong Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch before taking part in some afternoon activities such as swimming, relaxing on a remote beach, climbing to the top of a lookout for an amazing panoramic view or take a ride on a rowing boat into a secluded bay. Continue this journey with a cruise further into the bay to visit a Pearl Farm. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.

Please note: The overnight cruise boat & services are the same for both the standard & premium packages.

Overnight: Traditional Junk Boat - Majestic Cruises, Halong Bay
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early risers can take part in an optional Tai Chi class on deck this morning. After breakfast, climb aboard the tender for a visit to Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave, a colourful grotto of giant stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat and enjoy a short cooking class where you will learn how to prepare local delicacies such as spring rolls. Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a relaxing trip back into port, where you will disembark and return to Hanoi (approx. 4 hours). Upon arrival back into Hanoi check into the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning, travel towards Hoa Lu & Tam Coc in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam (approx. 2 hours), enjoying the beautiful scenery of the rural areas on the way. The area is known as the inland version of Halong Bay due to the dramatic limestone formations and caves that can be explored by river boat.

Upon arrival in Hoa Lu - the ancient royal capital of Vietnam enjoy a visit to Dinh King and Le King Temples which were built in the 10th century. Here you will learn more about the heroic histories of these two Kings in the Chinese Wars. Afterwards travel onwards to Tam Coc and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch you will board a traditional bamboo boat and travel up the Tam Coc River. Here you will pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to travel up and down the river during which you witness village life along the river and of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for. Afterwards you will enjoy some free time and you will also have the opportunity to go biking if you wish. If you choose to go biking, you will have the chance to visit local villages nestled amongst the amazing landscapes of the region. This afternoon, depart and transfer back to Hanoi where you may enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning you will be driven to the mountainous town of Sapa (approx. 5 hours). Sapa is a picturesque town located in the Hoàng Liên Son Mountains of Northwestern Vietnam. A popular trekking base, it overlooks the picturesque terraced rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley. Hill tribes and ethnic minorities, such as the H’Mong, Tay and Dao make up much of the town's local population.

This afternoon take an afternoon walk through the tiered rice paddy fields to Ta Van Village to learn more about the local ‘Zay’ people. This walk is of basic/moderate difficulty (approx. 7km) along well formed trails and cobbled steps. Please note the terrain on this walk is undulating but has no demanding ascents or descents. Alternatively, choose to enjoy the afternoon at leisure to discover the town of Sapa.

Overnight: Sapa (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast begin another walking journey with a visit to two villages of the H’Mong people (Catcat and SinChai). Continue your walk to see the impressive Thac Bac (Silver) Waterfall and a hydroelectric power station established during the French occupation. Take in stunning landscapes of green forests and rice fields on the walk back to Sapa. Today’s walk is of basic/moderate difficulty (approx. 7km) along well formed trails and cobbled steps. Please note the terrain on this hike is undulating but has no demanding ascents or descents.

Another option to the full day walk, you can drive to the base of the villages (Catcat and SinChai) and walk (approx. 3km) down to the village centres. The H'Mong/Mong is an indigenous people in Asia. The H’Mong began a gradual southward migration from China in the 18th century due to political unrest and to escape Chinese threats. They are one of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam.

Alternatively, you can choose to enjoy the day at leisure in Sapa.

Overnight: Sapa (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is spent at leisure in Sapa before transferring back to Hanoi in the afternoon (approx. 5 hours) arriving at the hotel in the evening.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Da Nang (approx. 1.5 hour flight). Upon arrival you will drive onwards to the ancient coastal city of Hoi An (approx. 1 hour), where you will check into the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure to explore this amazing city.

Overnight: Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the graceful and historic Hoi An, which is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful city. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, and the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge & Da Nang Full Day Tour - $155 NZD per person
Early this morning you will be picked up from the hotel and travel to Ba Na Hill Station on the outskirts of Da Nang. Here you will take a cable car to Ba Na Hills where you will enjoy amazing views. Here you will visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), a flower garden - Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung Pagoda, a wax statue museum and the iconic Golden Bridge. Afterwards enjoy free time to explore this resort park then travel onwards to Da Nang where lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, return to Hoi An where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Inclusions: Transportation, English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees, cable car ticket and drinking water.

Overnight: Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy another day at leisure in this fascinating city.

Overnight in Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart early to travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The ruins of My Son were built between the 7th to 13th century BC and are located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat's Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples' roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon River, a holy river which flows through the site.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (not included) before travelling onwards to the ancient city of Hue (approx. 3 hours). Along the way enjoy a quick stop at the beautiful Lang Co Beach. This evening arrive in Hue, check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hue (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast set out on a city tour of Hue. Pronounced ‘hway’, this deeply evocative capital of the Nguyen emperors still resonates with the glories of imperial Vietnam. Enjoy a morning boat cruise on the peaceful Perfume River to visit the Thiên Mụ Pagoda. Built on a hill overlooking the Song Huong (Perfume River), 4km southwest of the Citadel, this pagoda is an icon of Vietnam and as potent a symbol of Hue as the Citadel. The 21m high octagonal tower, Thap Phuoc Duyen, was constructed under the reign of Emperor Thieu Tri in 1844. Each of its seven storeys is dedicated to a manushi-buddha (a Buddha that appeared in human form). Afterwards travel to the poetic mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc, who was the fourth emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty of Vietnam and ruled from 1847 to 1883, then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (not included).

This afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel. The spectacular Citadel (which was built in accordance to strict principles of geomancy) houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges. After the Citidel, continue onwards to Dong Ba Market, which is the oldest of its kind in Hue, with hundreds of stalls selling household items, handicrafts, clothing and fresh produce at affordable prices. The tour will conclude back at the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hue (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a relaxing morning before transferring to Hue Airport around midday for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in the south of Vietnam (approx. 1 hour flight). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning be picked up from the hotel and head to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. 1 hour) for a half day tour. The Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the country’s long fight for independence. The network of tunnels which make up this underground city include living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapons factories, storage facilities and a command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by foreign troops and was at one stage home to around 10,000 people. After exploring these tunnels along with nearby remains of American tanks and numerous bomb craters drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving in the mid afternoon. The rest of the evening will be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $65 NZD per person
This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival board a motor boat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely place where you will transfer to smaller canoes so you may navigate the smaller canals. These canals are lovely places where you can escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family’s home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards continue onwards to another islet where a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City. Please note this tour includes travel in smaller traditional river boats, which may be difficult for less mobile, and/or elderly travellers to get in and out of. Inclusions: Transfers to and from the hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits and a traditional music performance.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today early in the morning you will be picked up at the hotel to begin your journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia by way of a tourist bus (not a private group service). Stop at the Vietnam/Cambodia Moc Bai Bavet border for visa processing (visa cost not included) and then continue onwards to Phnom Penh. This journey can take anywhere between 6 to 8 hours depending on the visa processing times on the border. On arrival, be welcomed by the tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is free to at leisure.

Please note:
- For customers who would prefer to fly to Phnom Penh rather than take the tourist bus, a flight upgrade option is available for $220 per person which includes an afternoon flight from Ho Chi Minh City and airport transfers in Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.
- Due to limited flight availability between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh passengers who purchase this flight upgrade option will most likely depart Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon, and arrive into Phnom Penh in the evening. Flights are subject to schedule changes and/or delays and may not always arrive in Phnom Penh before the bus.

Overnight: Phnom Penh (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today checkout around mid morning and transfer onwards to the beautiful seaside town of Kep in the south of Cambodia (approx. 4 hours). Upon arrival in Kep, check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note: the hotel and room type used in Kep is the same for both the standard and premium packages.

Overnight: Kep Bay Hotel or similar, Kep
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure in the beautiful Kep. Founded as a seaside retreat for the French elite in 1908 and a favoured haunt of Cambodian high-rollers during the 1960s, sleepy Kep is drawing tourists back with seafood, sunsets and hikes in the nearby Kep National Park. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Visit - $35 USD per person arranged on tour
After breakfast this morning, transfer from the hotel to the port where you will take a 30 minute boat ride to the nearby Rabbit Island (locally known as Koh Tonsay). Your admission fee to the island will also be included. This lovely little Island is one of the least-developed islands, with no motor vehicles, no mains electricity and few residents, making it an ideal getaway for people looking to relax and enjoy the beauty of the island. On arrival you may explore the island at leisure or relax on one of the beautiful beaches. You will have a total of approximately 3 hours on the island before you will return back to the mainland and transfer back to the hotel for remainder of the day at leisure. Inclusions: Return transfer from hotel to port, return boat transfer to and from Rabbit Island, snorkelling equipment, admission fee and English speaking tour guide.

Overnight: Kep Bay Hotel or similar, Kep
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will visit Sothy’s Pepper Farm. See how the famous Kampot Pepper - Green, Black, Red, and White - is produced without chemical fertilizers or insecticides. Sothy’s Pepper Farm is dedicated not only to producing pepper but also other delicious fruits. Here you will learn all about the production process and traditional methods used to grow the famous Kampot pepper & fruits. Afterwards you may enjoy lunch at a restaurant on the property (not included). This afternoon travel back to Phnom Penh (approx. 4 hours). On arrival at the hotel check in and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Phnom Penh (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the capital city of Cambodia. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity - ‘Choeung Ek’ Killing Fields & Phnom Penh City Tour- $125 NZD per person
After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel to explore the capital city with the bustling Central Market, the Independence Monument and Wat Ounalom. After a set lunch at a local restaurant continue onto the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious “Killing Fields” of Choeung Ek, gaining a deep Insight into the painful rule of the Khmer Rouge. Afterwards you will visit the Royal Palace and the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Upon completion of the tour you will be transferred back to the hotel. Inclusions: Transfers to and from the hotel, English speaking tour guide and a local lunch.

Overnight: Phnom Penh (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast at the hotel you will travel to Siem Reap by way of a tourist bus (not a private group service, approx. 6 hours) passing through three provinces, Kandal, Kampong Cham and KamPong Thom. On arrival be greeted by a tour guide in Siem Reap and transferred to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Siem Reap (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel you will begin your full day tour to Angkor Wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of its glory in the 12th century. See the south gate of Angkor Thom, then visit the Terrace of Elephants, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall. The Terrace of the Leper King was a terrace which housed the royal crematory.

Continue onto visit an amazing view of Ta Prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. Enjoy a set lunch at a local restaurant before visiting Pre Rup Temple, a classic example of temple-mountain; Eastern Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, a unique ancient hospital built in the reign of King Jayavarman VI (1181-1220); and Preah Khan, a large temple built on the site of a battle that ended in Angkor’s downfall at the land of the Cham. After the tour you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Siem Reap (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today is free at leisure to explore or relax in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Siem Reap (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand. A packed breakfast can be requested for travellers with an early departure. For travellers with a late departure luggage storage facilities will be available at the hotel.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive in New Zealand +1 days later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the best of Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Enjoy a day free at leisure in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi
  • Sail among the limestone islands of Halong Bay
  • Visit a grotto of stalactites and stalagmites
  • Witness the incredible Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave in Halong Bay
  • Enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class onboard cruise
  • Visit a floating pearl farm on Halong Bay
  • Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient royal capital of Vietnam
  • Cruise amongst dramatic limestone karst formations on the Tam Coc River
  • Walk among the beautiful rice terraces of Sapa
  • See the impressive Thac Bac Silver Waterfall
  • Walk through the Hoàng Liên Son Mountains
  • Visit the remote villages of the local indigenous people
  • Discover the coastal city of Hoi An at leisure
  • Explore the ruins of My Son Holy Land, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site
  • Visit the golden Lang Co Beach
  • Explore the ancient city of Hue on a guided city tour
  • Enjoy a cruise on the peaceful Perfume River
  • Visit Thiên Mụ Pagoda, the Imperial Citadel and more
  • Explore the historic Cú Chi Tunnels
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Travel the beautiful countryside of Cambodia
  • Visit Kep, founded as a seaside retreat for the French elite
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure in charming Kep
  • Learn about the famous Kampot Peppers on a guided farm tour
  • Discover Phnom Penh on a day free at leisure
  • Explore the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Relax with a day free at leisure in Siem Reap
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/CHC/WLG
  • 2 x internal flights: Hanoi to Da Nang, and Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
  • 23 nights quality hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium Option)
  • 1 night cruising beautiful Halong Bay
  • Sail aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat
  • Enjoy 29 meals including daily breakfast
  • English speaking local tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C Vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 7th December 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Standard Package: $790
- Premium package: $1150
 
Departure Dates
2019
*October: 16, 23, 30 (SOLD OUT)
*November: 6, 13 (SOLD OUT)
*December: 4^^, 23^^^ (SOLD OUT)
 
2020
*January: 27^
*February: 10, 17, 24
*March: 2, 9, 16, 23
*April: 13^, 22^
May: 4, 11, 18, 25
June: 1, 8, 15, 22
July: 8^, 20, 27
August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September: 2, 7, 14, 23^, 30^
*October: 12, 19, 26
*November: 4, 11, 16, 23^
*^^December: 7
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a *, ^, ^^ or ^^^ incur a high season surcharge:
* Land High Season: $150 per person
^ Flight High Season: $300 per person
^^ Flight Peak Season: $600 per person
^^^ Flight High Peak Season: $800 per person
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Malindo Air, Korean Airlines, Qantas Airways, Japan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Domestic Airline(s) Used
Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air (subject to availability).
 
Flight Upgrade
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia - $220 per person
Please note:
- Airline used will be Vietnam Airlines or Cambodia Angkor Air (subject to availability)
- Due to limited flight availability between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh passengers who purchase this flight upgrade option will most likely depart Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon, and arrive into Phnom Penh in the evening. Flights are subject to schedule changes and/or delays and may not always arrive in Phnom Penh before the bus.
 
Arrive early in Hanoi, Vietnam
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
* 20th September – 13th October 2019
* 14th December 2019 – 31st January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stay behind in Siem Reap, Cambodia
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
* 20th September – 13th October 2019
* 14th December 2019 – 31st January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Singapore
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
- Guaranteed international airfares with Singapore Airlines plus any codeshare partners
Please note:
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Not available during the Singapore Formula 1 2019 & 2020 Grand prix
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International sectors only): Buy now for $3999 per person
Please note:
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


Standard Package

3 Star (self-rated)

- Hanoi: Flower Hotel, May De Ville Hotel, Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel, Adamas Hotel or similar

- Sapa: Panorama Hotel, The Sapa Vista Hotel or similar

- Hoi An: Indochine River Hotel, Kim An Hotel, Rose Garden Hotel, Venus Hotel or similar

- Hue: Thanh Lich 2 Hotel or similar

- Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Grand Hotel, Queen Ann Hotel, Cititel Ben Thanh Hotel, Odys Boutique Hotel, Le Duy Hotel, Ha Hien Hotel or similar

- Phnom Penh: Cardamom Hotel, Le Grand Palais Hotel or similar

- Siem Reap: Angkor Panoramic Hotel, Kingfisher Hotel or similar

 

Premium Package

4 Star (self-rated)

- Hanoi: Flower Garden Hotel, Chalcedony Hotel, Thien Thai or similar

- Sapa: Sapa Highland Hotel, Sapa Legend Hotel or similar

- Hoi An: Rosemary Hotel, Silk Luxury Hotel, Phu Thinh Resort or similar

- Hue: Romance Hotel, Cherish Hotel or similar

- Ho Chi Minh City: Royal Hotel, Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel, Northern Hotel, Golden Central Hotel or similar

- Phnom Penh: Kraven Hotel, Anik Boutique Hotel or similar

- Siem Reap: Tara Angkor Hotel, Somadevie Hotel or similar

 

Standard and Premium Package

3.5 Star (Self Rated)

- Kep: Kep Bay Hotel or similar

 

No Star Rating

- Halong Bay: Majestic Cruises

Please note:

- Accommodation services in Halong Bay, Vietnam and Kep, Cambodia are the same for both the standard and premium packages.

- Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Standard Package:
- Hanoi, Vietnam (Pre Tour): $75 per room including breakfast.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia (Post Tour): $75 per room including breakfast.
 
Premium Package:
- Hanoi, Vietnam (Pre Tour): $125 per room including breakfast.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia (Post Tour): $125 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
Please note: this excludes the tourist bus experiences on day 17 and day 22.
 
Optional Tours / Activities – Available for purchase upon checkout
- Day 2: Hanoi City Tour: $95 per person
- Day 10: Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge & Da Nang Full Day Tour: $155 per person
- Day 16: Mekong Delta Day Tour: $65 per person
- Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Flight Upgrade - $220 per person
- Day 21: ‘Choeung Ek’ Killing Fields & Phnom Penh City Tour: $125 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability)
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Due to limited flight availability between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh passengers who purchase this flight upgrade option will most likely depart Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon, and arrive into Phnom Penh in the evening. Flights are subject to schedule changes and/or delays and may not always arrive in Phnom Penh before the bus.
 
Optional Tours / Activities – Available for purchase on tour
- Day 19: Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) Visit - $35 USD per person arranged on tour with the local guide in Kep
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Vietnam & Cambodia are strict requirements if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $11 NZD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide:
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group.
 
Tour Leader:
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Vietnam:
Vietnam's climate can be divided into a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. July is the hottest month in Hanoi with an average temperature of 29°C and the coldest is January at 17°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in July.
 
Cambodia:
Cambodia is warm to hot year round and the climate is dominated by the annual monsoon cycle with its alternating wet and dry seasons. April is the hottest month in Phnom Penh with an average temperature of 31°C and the coldest is January at 26°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in December.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
29 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you will be participating in the walks on days 6 & 7 a moderate level of fitness is recommended (walking on uneven trails up to 3km in length).
 
Please note: Some boat tours in Tam Coc and Mekong Delta (optional tour) are on small traditional river boats. Getting on and off these boats can be a little difficult for less mobile and/or elderly passengers. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $11 NZD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience.
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts.
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Vietnam
- From December 2017, New Zealander passport holders are eligible to apply online for a single entry electronic visa (e-visa), valid for up to a maximum of 30 days. Lodge your application online (for a non-refundable fee) with the Vietnamese National Web Portal of Immigration - https://www.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ . You will be given a unique code to track your visa application status. Once your visa is granted, you must print it out and present it at check-in. Keep this e-visa print out with you at all times during your travel in Vietnam. 
- Some private online visa services and travel agents have scammed travellers or been involved in the public disclosure of the personal information of applicants for visas and 'visa issued on arrival' approval letters. To avoid such scams, only use official Government of Vietnam services to arrange your visa.
 -Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam for up-to-date information.
 
Cambodia
A tourist visa for Cambodia is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand passport. E visas can be arranged via this link https://www.evisa.gov.kh/
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.