Angkor to the Bay
From $4,351 - 16 Days, fully inclusive from selected Australian cities
Join us on this captivating tour of two of Indochina’s most incredible countries.
In Cambodia, the magnificent temples of Angkor will astound you; they are among the world’s most outstanding and long-lasting architectural achievements. Learn about the remarkable yet emotionally charged past of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.
Travel to Vietnam where the fast-paced and lively city of Saigon will fascinate you. Relax in the Mekong Delta as you cruise its canals. Visit the charming town of Hoi An and view the breathtaking Hai Van Pass while travelling to imperial Hue. You will adore Hanoi, a richly historic city known as the ‘Paris of the Orient’. End your tour in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay, cruising through the emerald waters and around the magnificent limestone islets.
This tour captures not only the history of these incredible lands but the tremendous spirit of their people.
Angkor to the Bay group tour videos
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SIEM REAP
Fly with Vietnam Airlines to Siem Reap for a three night stay.
DAY 2: SIEM REAP
Travel by boat to see the floating villages, schools and restaurants along Tonle Sap. Continue to the less visited temple of Beng Mealea, which has been left to be swallowed by the jungle.
DAY 3: SIEM REAP
Rise early to explore the amazing temples of Angkor, starting with the fabulous Ta Prohm. Continue to Angkor Thom, the Bayon, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King and the magnificent Angkor Wat.
DAY 4: SIEM REAP TO PHNOM PENH
Fly to Phnom Penh where you will explore the Royal Palace, the majestic Silver Pagoda and see the Emerald Buddha. Later, visit the National Museum.
Day 5: PHNOM PENH TO SAIGON
This morning you will learn about the atrocities of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge at the emotionally charged Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and visit Wat Phnom, from which the city got its name. Bid farewell to Cambodia before you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Saigon, Vietnam.
Day 6: SAIGON
Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office to view the French Colonial architecture. Learn more about the American War in Vietnam with a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. End the day at the lively Ben Thanh Market.
DAY 7: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA
Travel to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. Explore the river by boat, passing stilt houses and local fish farms. Paddle through palm-lined canals in sampans and walk through villages, where you can sample local tea. Return to Saigon.
DAY 8: SAIGON – CU CHI & TAY NINH
This morning explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels. You can even crawl through the tunnels if you are feeling brave! Later you will travel to Tay Ninh to experience the midday service at the colourful head temple of the unique Cao Dai religion.
DAY 9: SAIGON TO HOI AN
Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains en route. Tour Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple.
DAY 10: HOI AN
Drive to Tra Que Village. Enjoy a walk through vegetable gardens and learn about traditional rural life. Return to Hoi An and enjoy the afternoon free at your leisure to wander through the town.
DAY 11: HOI AN TO HUE
This morning drive north over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hue. This afternoon enjoy a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, built for exclusive use by the imperial family.
DAY 12: HUE TO HANOI
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Tomb of Minh Mang and Thien Mu Pagoda. Cruise along the Perfume River before flying to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
DAY 13: HANOI TO HALONG BAY
Travel to the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam’, Halong Bay, where you will commence an overnight cruise on a junk boat. Relax as you cruise through the emerald waters and around stunning limestone islets.
DAY 14: HALONG BAY TO HANOI
Continue cruising around the bay this morning. Later, return to Hanoi. This evening you will watch a performance of the famous Water Puppets, which have a history dating back thousands of years.
DAY 15: DEPART HANOI
This morning you will pass by Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and visit Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature. This afternoon you will be transferred to Hanoi airport to board your overnight flight to Australia. Note: Passengers flying with Singapore Airlines may miss touring on Day 15 due to conflicting flight schedules. You may choose to stay an extra night in Hanoi at your own expense to avoid this.
DAY 16: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA
Arrive home today.
"I look forward to travelling on a Wendy Wu Tours again in the future"Reviewed:
I would like to relate my experiences recently in Cambodia and Vietnam – in a word FABULOUS – the only complaint I have is that I was home too soon!
A friend and I undertook the Angkor to the bay tour: firstly, the information provided prior to departure in relation to our flights etc was excellent and we had no problems in regard to transit from Saigon to Siem Reap. Upon arrival we were greeted by our delightful guide Mon Trayich (Peaches). This guide is a treasure and she was very knowledgeable and provided us with much information. We were sad to say goodbye in Phnom Penh.
Our time in the temples and pagodas in the Angkor Wat area was just fabulous. Our guide in Vietnam, Phan Tai Tho was also very knowledgeable and extremely patient. Our excursion to the Mekong Delta was also a wonderful experience and Halong Bay met all my expectations and to see those fabulous sights is something I will remember the rest of my life. On return to Hanoi we experienced the Water Puppet Show and I have to say I think this was just amazing.
Our accommodations were very nice and the meals superb. The idea of going to a different restaurant for lunch and dinner is a great way to help the locals and we enjoyed the different venues each time.
I learned what clever, resourceful and happy people the Cambodians and Vietnamese are and though their lives are so different to ours in Australia, it makes me appreciate so much what I have here.
I look forward to travelling on a Wendy Wu Tours again in the future.
New South Wales
Travelled on: Angkor to the Bay
Dates & Prices
Vietnam Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $569. Please note the Tipping amount of USD90 (AUD98) is payable on arrival in Cambodia.
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