21 DAYS ●
Asia on Sale Southeast Asia 2020
Uncover your inner explorer amongst the jungle-wreathed temples of Angkor before embarking on an outstanding itinerary encompassing captivating Cambodia and vibrant Vietnam.
Find your adventurer side amongst Cambodia's largest temple complex
Embrace the captivating charm of the 'Pearl of Asia'
Admire the colourful architecture and enchanting people of Vietnam's capital city
Enjoy a 2 night cruise on the emerald waters of this mystical bay
Our Deluxe Collection Cambodia and Vietnam Revealed Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
View the sunset from Phnom Krom with a glass of champagne
Enjoy a traditional massage in Siem Reap
Watch the spectacular AO Show in Saigon
Travel by speedboat to a riverside restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine
Our Cambodia and Vietnam Revealed itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Arrive at the airport by chauffeured transfer and fly overnight to Siem Reap.
The day begins with a masterclass that takes you behind the scenes at Angkor with one of its lead stone conservationists. You’ll learn little-known secrets about these magnificent monuments and get a crash course in conservation techniques. Full of knowledge you’ll now embark on a full-day tour of Angkor. Beginning in Angkor Thom, the walled city, see the enigmatic Bayon before exploring the atmospheric Ta Prohm, a tussle of stone and jungle. The afternoon is dedicated to the breathtaking Angkor Wat before a champagne sunset at Phnom Krom temple. (B,L,D)
High water season (Aug to Feb)Visit Kampong Kleang, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, meeting the lovely locals and glimpsing a fascinating way of life. Continue to Beng Mealea, a temple lost to the jungle. (B,L)Low water season (Mar to Jul)Visit a village and pop into Khapor High School to learn about the library project. Explore the exquisite temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. (B,L)
This morning stimulate your senses with a traditional massage. Later fly to Phnom Penh. The ‘Pearl of Asia’ until it was ravaged by war, Phnom Penh has emerged once again as a captivating city and a cosmopolitan capital. (B,L)
See the glittering Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda and the National Museum – housed in a beautiful traditional-style Khmer building, the relics held within are fascinating. Ascend to hilltop Wat Phnom for views over the city and the Mekong River, and visit Tuol Sleng Museum, a humbling reminder of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. (B,L)
Enjoy a relaxed morning in Phnom Penh before flying to Saigon. This evening enjoy an exquisite dining experience before sitting down to the cultural extravaganza that is the A O Show, staged at the Saigon Opera House. (B,L,D)
Saigon has evolved from war torn city to thriving metropolis, the powerhouse driving Vietnam towards its ever-brighter future. This morning see the French-built Opera House and Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the harrowing War Remnants Museum. This afternoon, take a cyclo tour of Chinatown and enjoy a walking tour of a herbal medicine street, learning about herbs, spices and healing concoctions as you go. Later, ascend to the sky deck of the Bitexco Tower for a cocktail and sunset views. Finally drift gently down the Saigon River on the Bonsai Cruise, dining on delicious cuisine as you soak up the night time views. (B,L,D)
Set sail through the palm-lined canals of the Mekong Delta in a traditional sampan, passing sleepy towns and stopping to explore markets bursting with fresh produces and innovative home industries. Visit a 19th-century house, a home that produces coconut candy and puffed rice before enjoying lunch served in a colonial-style villa set in a lush garden by the river. Return to Saigon. (B,L)
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of an elaborate network of excavations used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. For those feeling brave, you can attempt a section of the tunnels for yourself. Return to Saigon, stopping by a cricket farm en route, before flying to Danang and travelling on to Hoi An. (B,L)
Once an influential port on the Silk Road, Hoi An is a rich fusion of styles – its narrow streets retaining a quirky, old world charm. This morning wander the old streets, visiting Hoi An market, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the elaborate Japanese Covered Bridge before taking tea at the Reaching Out Teahouse. This evening, sip cocktails and dine on freshly prepared cuisine as you discover Hoi An’s river culture with a sunset cruise along the Thu Bon River. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Hoi An to further explore the ancient towns cobbled streets. (B)
Travel to Hue. Long considered a seat of culture, Hue is dominated by its immense Imperial Citadel, home of emperors from 1802 to 1945. Take a cruise on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda, and take part in a Truc Chi workshop, where you'll learn to create art with bamboo paper. (B,L)
Visit Minh Mang’s tomb before enjoying a vegetarian lunch prepared by the nuns of Lien Hoa Pagoda. Try your hand at making paper flowers in a nearby village that is known for the art. Later, admire the regal surroundings of the Tha Om Garden House – the owner, Mr Vinh, is a descendant from royalty. (B,L)
Travel to the airport to fly to Hanoi. Take a walking tour through the old, bustling alleys of the city’s Old Quarter before meeting a water puppeteer who will introduce you to this traditional 11th century art and put on a private water puppet show. You will also be able to get involved in creating the puppets. Later enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment. (B,L)
Hanoi evokes the days when Asia Hanoi evokes an Asia of the past – European elegance mixed with Asian vibrancy. Spend the morning exploring the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and learning about the life of ‘Uncle Ho’. Visit the revered Temple of Literature and the One Pillar Pagoda. Stop for lunch at the characterful Home restaurant, where you’ll be served the enchanting flavours of authentic local cuisine. Later let us treat you to a divine Afternoon Tea experience. (B,L)
Halong Bay is a vision of beauty to which very little compares. Sail on emerald waters amongst karst peaks, spending two-nights on the water. (B,L,D)
Rise early to practice Tai Chi on the deck at sunrise, explore Cat Ba Island, swim off hidden beaches and see the very best of this unique area. (B,L,D)
Return to the wharf and travel back to Hanoi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B,D)
Today transfer to the airport for your flight home, any time before your flight will be at leisure. On arrival at the airport in Australia, be met by your airport chauffeur who will transfer you back home. (B)
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
The Sokha is perfectly located a short walk from Siem Reap’s centre and is a quick drive from the temples of Angkor. Wander in the tropical, frangipani-filled gardens or take a refreshing dip in the saltwater pool before retiring to your spacious Khmer-styled room, with marble bathroom. The restaurant serves a fantastic range of cuisines....Read more
The colonial style Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hotel is built amidst landscaped gardens in the city’s old quarter. Each spacious room is fitted with a flat screen satellite television and safety deposit box. An iPod docking station, free Wifi and a minibar are also available. The onsite restaurant overlooks the river and serves international dishes.
Since 1959, Caravelle Saigon has been Ho Chi Minh City’s landmark 5* address in the heart of the business, shopping and entertainment district. The hotel boasts elegantly decorated rooms featuring full-length windows which overlook the city or Saigon River. Modern comforts include a flat-screen TV, a pillow menu and 24-hour room service in all rooms. Guests can enjoy an international meal served in a casual buffet style on-site.
Experience an idyllic blend of beach and river side relaxation and Asian comfort at the Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa. Spend time in the expansive pool, take a sidecar trip into nearby Hoi An, or unwind in one of three bars. There are also plenty of activities to choose from including complimentary mountain bikes and beach sports....Read more
La Residence Hue Hotel and Spa is a classic colonial villa spread over 2 hectares on the banks of the scenic Perfume River. The well-appointed en-suite rooms are individually designed with beautiful Art deco furniture and spacious terraces. All rooms include a TV, minibar and breath-taking views of the city or river. The hotel is close to Vietnam’s superb attractions - Ho Chi Minh Museum, Dong Ba Market and Hue Train Station....Read more
Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is located in the heart of Hanoi, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. The luxuorious 5* hotel offers guests 105 exquisite en-suite rooms with hand-picked luxurious amenities and 21st Century technology. The hotels facilities include restaurants, a bar, a four-season swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Mediterranean inspired cuisine and Vietnamese specialties are dishes served at Hotel De L'opera Hanoi....Read more
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visa in the price of our tour for Australian passport holders. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
Most nationalities require visas when travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888.
Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288.
You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours.
The total tipping amount for this tour will be divided up – one portion for Vietnam and one portion for Cambodia. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort in Vietnam and then Cambodia on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. We confirm the tipping amounts in your final documentation.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual.
Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. In remote areas, we suggest embracing local specialities. Lunch and dinner consists of shared dishes.
Drinks are at your own expense.
Please ensure you specify any dietary requirements at the time of booking. We suggest also mentioning it to the National Escort on arrival. They will do their utmost to cater to any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or foods to avoid in the case of allergies.
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