Classic Indochina

19 days/17 nights featuring stops in Singapore, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. From $4114 per person, half twin.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Singapore- 4 Nights
  • Hanoi- 3 Nights
  • Hue- 1 Night
  • Hoi An- 3 Nights
  • Ho Chi Minh City- 4 Nights
  • Siem Reap- 2 Nights
Inclusions

Includes private transfers and tours, all admissions to attractions per itinerary and English speaking local tour guides.

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Day 1 – Canada/Singapore: Depart Canada for the tropical island of Singapore via Vancouver. Typically, your routing will include a short connection in Vancouver. Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight services!
Day 2 – Singapore: Cross the international dateline and arrive in Singapore the next day. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3 – Singapore: A morning tour showcases the gardens and parks that earned Singapore its nickname “The Garden City”. Sights will be “Little India”, Chinatown, the President’s Palace, Empress Place in the heart of the colonial district, and the bustling waterfront. The final stop is the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, with its famous orchids. (B)
Day 4 – Singpore: A free day to explore Singapore on your own. (B)
Day 5 – Singapore/Hanoi: This morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a flight to Hanoi, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Then once settled into your room you will enjoy a Pedi cab ride (1 hour) around the old quarters and downtown. Here you will enjoy a puppet show and dinner. (B,D)
Day 6 – Hanoi: To get the feel of Hanoi you will go on a full day sightseeing tour which features both cultural and historical highlights. With stops at the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple, and final stop at the Hoan Kiem Lake. (B,L)
Day 7 – Hanoi/Halong Bay/Hanoi: It’s an early start for a transfer to Halong Bay (170km from Hanoi), a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. Upon arrival you will board a private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay (4 hours). Visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty of Vietnam. Lunch will be fresh seafood and served on board. When returning to Hanoi you will stop in at ceramic and hand embroidery workshops. (B,L)
Day 8 – Hanoi/Hue: After breakfast transfer from the hotel to the airport for a flight to Hue. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You will then be off to visit the famous conical hats of Vietnam, the Imperial Citadel, and the Dong Ba Market. (B)
Day 9 – Hue/Danang/Hoi An: Take a boat ride on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Marvel at a 21-metre octagonal tower that is regarded as the symbol of Hue, and then visit the tombs of King Minh Mang (the monuments, designed by the kings themselves, were also used as holiday retreats during their lifetime). After lunch take a drive to Hoi An. En route you will stop in Danang and take in a city tour with sites of Cham Museum, Marble Mountain, and finally China Beach. Upon arrival to Hoi An you will be transferred to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 10 – Hoi An: In the morning, take in a Cyclo tour (pedal cab) around the town, with lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L)
Day 11 – Hoi An: Free day to explore on your own. (B)
Day 12 – Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City: This morning transfer to Danang and then on to the airport for a flight to Saigon. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Day 13 – Ho Chi Minh City: Your full day tour of Saigon starts at the Reunification Palace (during the war it was called the Presidential Palace). After catching up on all of the Vietnamese war history, it’s on to the Notre Dame Cathedral for some peace and serenity. To finish the morning you will make stops at the Saigon Post office, Chinatown, Binh Tay market, and Thien Hau Temple to see the full view of the city. The afternoon is full of touring the underground with the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels. (B,L)
Day 14 – Ho Chi Minh City: On today’s full day tour, you will get a feel of the country side starting with a stop in My Tho (75 km south of Saigon), a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River. The tour is comprised of a cruise on the Mekong River, a visit to orchards and local homes, a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, a taste of seasonal fruit & honey tea and a performance of traditional southern singing. A special Mekong lunch is provided. (B,L)
Day 15 – Ho Chi Minh City: Free day to explore on your own. (B)
Day 16 – Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap: Today it’s on to Cambodia with a transfer from your hotel to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap; the nearest town to the incomparable Khmer temple complex of Angkor. From the 9th to 15th Century, Angkor was both the power base of a mighty military and political force, and the heart of a rich and sophisticated civilization. You will see massive stone monuments, wide majestic causeways, imposing gateways and towers, all in a wonderful jungle setting. The afternoon is dedicated to a visit of the most famous temple – magnificent Angkor Wat. Late in afternoon, you will climb up to Bakheng Temple perched on top of a natural hill with spectacular views over Angkor Wat. The steep climb is richly rewarded by the views – sometime elephants can be hired to carry you up. (B,L)
Day 17 – Siem Reap:This morning we visit the “Great City” of Angkor Thom, which is considered to resemble the most opulent European culture in the late 12th Century. This is most apparent with stops at the Royal City of Preah Khan (which features fabulous carved stone lanterns and impressive sculptures), Neak Pean – a shrine built on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon with attractive decorations on false doors and lintels, and Preah Rup with great views from the top terrace. After lunch the tour will continue with temple visits of Thommanon, Chay Say Tevoda, Takeo (one of Angkor’s great temple mountains), Ta Prohm, (a favorite amongst visitors because it has become part of the jungle), Banteay Kdei (with its very attractive carvings), Srah Srang (a Royal bathing place), and Prasat Kravan (with unique brick sculptures). (B,L)
Day 18 – Siem Reap/Singapore: Transfer from your hotel to the airport for a flight to Singapore. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Day 19 – Singapore/Canada: Say goodbye to the Orient with a transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flights home. (B)
Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 8
Dinner: 1
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Ho Chi Minh city
Siem Reap