So varied are Vietnam’s charms that it could easily be mistaken for five countries rolled into one. Whether you want to experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant street life and delicious food stalls, the elegance and reserve of Hanoi, the beauty of Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hué, the charming medieval town of Hoi An, or the crystal-clear waters of Phu Quoc beach, Vietnam has it all.
Trans-Pacific flight to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, a beautiful city of lakes, public parks and temples. Meet your tour director and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner featuring exquisite Vietnamese cuisine and traditional music. Hanoi Elegance Hotel
Guided visits to Hanoi's Old Quarter, One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Temple of Literature and Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Hanoi Elegance Hotel
Drive to Ha Long, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a 4-hour cruise on the bay with stops to visit some beautiful grottoes filled with spectacular stalactite formations. Novotel Hotel
Drive back to Hanoi and board a flight bound for Danang. Transfer to Hoi An, an ancient seaport town. Ancient House Resort
Explore this charming medieval town on foot. Hoian was once a busy port which attracted Dutch, Portuguese and Japanese trading vessels in centuries past. Enjoy lunch at Brother’s Café with the tranquil river and lush tropical garden for your view. Acient House Resort
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Danang to board a short flight bound for Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in HCM City late afternoon. Liberty Central
Today’s expedition takes you to Ben Tre, one of the most beautiful areas of the Mekong Delta. Liberty Central
Set off on a guided sightseeing tour of the French colonial architecture of Ho Chi Minh City, once called the “Pearl of the Orient” and still commonly referred to as Saigon. Afternoon, fly to Siemreap, Cambodia. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with Apsara Dance Show, a traditional Khmer art form. Borei Spa & Resort
As the Coliseum is to Italy and the pyramids are to Egypt, so are the temples of Angkor to Cambodia. Spend the day exploring these massive stone temples dating back to the 9th through 13th centuries, and learn about this ancient civilization.Tonight, visit Angkor night market for souvenir shopping. Borei Spa & Resort
Contemplate the mysteries surrounding Angkor on a morning visit to Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre temples. After lunch at the hotel, transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Arrive in Phnom Penh late afternoon. Sunway Hotel
Guided visit to National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace and Wat Phnom. Transfer to Phnom Penh International Airport for your departure flight.
Tour is personnaly directed by Insisers Asia director.
June 25, 2013
Single Supplement: $650
- Service of Insiders Asia tour director and local guides
- Domestic flights (Vietnam only)
- Accommodations with tax and service charges
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- Sightseeing as noted in itinerary with entrance fees to sites and museums
- Airport transfers for participants arriving on Day 1 and departing on Day 12
- Surface transportation in air conditioned vehicles
- Visa provision services
- Luggage handling based on a maximum of two pieces of luggage per person
- International (trans-Pacific)
- Ho Chi Minh City-Siemriep airfare ($220)
- Phnom Penh-Siemreap airfare ($105)
- Visa fees
- Excess baggage charges
- Beverages at group meals
- Travel insurance
- At time of reservation: $300 (non-refundable)
- 120 days prior to departure: 20% of tour cost
- 60 days prior to departure: Balance
All deposits are non-refundable. Refunds of final payment will be honored as follow:
- 61-90 days prior to departure: 75% refund
- 45-60 days prior to departure: 50% refund
- 44 days or less to departure: No refund
Long Beach, CA
"On our last tour Vietnam Adventures with Insiders Asia we received excellent service from the hotels and the restaurants as well as from the entire staff that attended us throughout. This was in large part due to Ms. Babcock's efficient planning.
It is really difficult to say which part was the best. Each section, North, Central and South, has its own areas of beauty and interest.
This is a trip that we recommend to everyone."
"The itinerary Vietnam Adventures offers-- to the cities of Saigon, Hanoi, Hoi An, and Ha Long Bay, among others--really gives you a chance to see the different architecture, landscapes, people, and customs that make up Vietnam.
We in the West are so used to thinking of Vietnam in relation to iconic images of war. This trip showed me how incredibly beautiful and diverse the country is, and let me take home with me my own personal snapshots of the country and people: The still river in Hoi An at night, illuminated by colored lanterns... strolling down the stately tree-lined streets of Hanoi on my way to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's oldest university... swimming in the clear, warm waters of China Beach... eating fantastic sea-food while cruising in a boat in Ha Long Bay...
chatting with garrulous shopkeepers in Saigon...
A perfect itinerary with an unrivaled customer service."
Keith Tomazewicz Detroit, Michegan
“I have never met a more gracious group of people than the Vietnamese. It's not just one person, but it's something that runs through the spirit of the people. Whether it's a smile from a cyclo driver, a handshake from a tailor who made a beautiful coat for me in Hoian, the friendship are sincere and the smiles are warm.
I have to admit that one of the most relaxing times of my last trip was cruising on the Halong Bay. Another moment for me was riding in the bus from Hoi An to Hue. While it was getting dark outside, listening to the driver's cassette player and we were climbing the Hai Van pass, and I thought there isn't another place I'd rather be right now. And I tried to feel every part of the moment so I could have the memory for a lifetime.”