VN2 VIETNAM & CAMBODIA TOURSEARCH TOUR
Halong Bay: Overnight Huong Hai Junk Cruise; Hanoi city tour; Northern Vietnam tribal encounter; Hue: Perfume River sampan trip; Charming, historic Hoi An; Saigon & Cu Chi tunnel complex; Mekong Delta boat trip; Superlative Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom
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Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Thu 20 Dec 2018||Tue 08 Jan 2019||$3580 USD|
|Tue 15 Jan 2019||Sun 03 Feb 2019||$3580 USD||Last-minute Availability|
|Tue 05 Mar 2019||Sun 24 Mar 2019||$3580 USD|
|Tue 12 Nov 2019||Sun 01 Dec 2019||$3580 USD|
|Fri 20 Dec 2019||Wed 08 Jan 2020||$3580 USD|
|Tue 14 Jan 2020||Sun 02 Feb 2020||$3580 USD|
|Tue 03 Mar 2020||Sun 22 Mar 2020||$3580 USD|
|Tue 10 Nov 2020||Sun 29 Nov 2020||$3580 USD|
|Sun 20 Dec 2020||Fri 08 Jan 2021||$3580 USD|
The above prices are subject to an additional $95 for taxes/fees levied on flights that occur as part of the tour. The internal airfares ARE included (any exceptions are listed in red below), but we list the taxes separately on your invoice as they are beyond our control and can change at any time.
Optional Single Supplement: $696 USD (number of singles limited).
Our Vietnam and Cambodia tours for over 50s explore the beauty of Vietnam from the Forbidden Purple City to the soaring mountains of Ha Long Bay. In Cambodia, we step back in time and explore the amazing architecture of Angkor Wat.
Almost immediately on arrival, the vibrancy of Vietnam is felt. It a country that boasts an incredible amount of cultural diversity, and the beauty of landscapes feels timeless and unique. It is a place where modern life and historical events synchronize for an escape like none other. Combine this country with Cambodia, another jewel in the Southeast Asia region, and you'll discover why Vietnam and Cambodia tours are amongst our most popular.
The verdant hills that occupy most of the landscape of Vietnam roll eastward with soaring peaks until they reach the unspoiled beaches fringing much of this country's coastline.
In the south, the Mekong Delta although known as the rice bowl of Vietnam is as famous for its tropical fruit and flowers that grow in abundance in the area. It's a fragrant region and our Vietnam and Cambodia tours explore the many channels and canals by boat to better understand the ecosystem as well as the lives of those who call this place home.
Even in a remote channel of a river system that spans six countries, one is never far from a candid glimpse of locals selling, buying and exchanging from their boats.
Attesting to bygone times, our Vietnam and Cambodia tours will take you along Parisian styled boulevards in cities such as Hanoi, crumbling temples with religious relics such as the Cham's My Son complex, and admire the pagodas found along the Perfume River.
In the nearby Forbidden Purple City in Hue, one can absorb the ambiance of former emperors' power with a Citadel and fortress walls that resemble that of the Forbidden Palace in Beijing.
Recent struggles in Vietnam's history, from the French occupation to the Vietnam War, are best explored and understood by visiting sites such as the Cu Chi Tunnels. Originally dug by hand in the 1940s, this vast tunnel complex was used by thousands to seek refuge during the war.
Vietnam is ultimately much more than a country that suffered greatly from war in the mid-20th century. A boat ride along Ha Long Bay, an area with incredible karst landscapes and mountains rising straight out of the water, proves just how beautiful this area is as well as why the Vietnamese are so proud to call this country home.
At the end of each day of explorations, we'll enjoy a meal in a local restaurant to taste the complex cuisine influenced by the French and Chinese, but one that utilizes local ingredients to create incredible, delicious meals.
Moving westward, our Vietnam and Cambodia tours continue to what was once the home to the Khmer Kingdom and is still home to one of the world's most incredible architectural wonders: Angkor Wat.
The 12th century temple is considered one of the finest religious structures in the world, and it is not uncommon to wander the alleys that are nearly being engulfed by jungle to discover artists and monks equally in awe of this majestic place.
If it is a region of intrigue and diversity you are after, with a chance to explore history and be amazed by the natural elements, then our Vietnam and Cambodia tours are just right for you.
Becky H. (Tempe, AZ, US)
I enjoyed ALL the excursions but really liked the visit to the Hill Tribes, Ha Long Bay, Cu Chi Tunnels and the cruise on the Mekong along with the floating markets, Hue s Pagoda, and cooking class. There are no words except awesome to describe Angkor Wat - a must see on my destinations list. I never experienced a boring or uninteresting day! The guides were good. Transportation was certainly comfortable and at times quite interesting! Canoes or junks anyone! Our tour leader handled everything with exceptional grace, leadership and good humor. She was very helpful when presented a question or problem. She has excellent organization skills, is thorough and follows through. She was friendly, did not show favoritism, has a good sense of humor, displays concern and is a good leader. So happy I went.
Carla M. (Livermore, CA, US)
Always patient and good sense of humour. He [Tour Leader Chris] worked long, hard hours at time and he never showed that he was tired or impatient. He was godlike!
Christine B. (Mississauga, CA)
This was one of the most out of the box experience I have had in my life. I have traveled extensively but I believe it was the culture of the countries and the people. I feel blessed. The itinerary was very exciting and gave an overview of both countries. I especially enjoyed seeing he local villages in contrast to the cities. Most memorable ... Hanoi ,Halong Bay, the restaurants, Hoi An ,wonderful, the entire Mekong river experience, Saigon memorable and the Killing Fields quite striking and touching. The guides were very well trained. I especially enjoyed their account of the history of the country. I thoroughly enjoyed the local cuisine. Especially the restaurants where they were training the young people as servers . Very worthwhile excursion. Also the variety in the local cuisine and Pam's (tour leader) knowledge of the cuisine.
Donna N. (North Vancouver, BC, CA)
All of the excursions were excellent and the local guides were well informed, very personable and struck a good balance between the amount of information they provided and the need for "quiet time." The junk cruise on Halong Bay was outstanding. Dien Bien Phu and the hill tribes was a look into history and culture not to be missed. We enjoyed every excursion on this trip.
James M. (Sidney, BC, CA)
I enjoyed all excursions, but found the ChuChi tunnels very interesting. The temples were all different and extremely interesting. We found all the guides to be very informative, open and interesting. They all had personal stories that moved us and showed a different glimpse of their respective areas. I don t think that any improvement could have been made. They did not shy away from any questions and I think answered all of them with candor and honesty. It certainly improved our knowledge of Vietnam and Cambodia. The meals met and exceeded our expectations. Some of the presentations were amazing. Erin always made meal time fun and entertaining. Erin was and is a gem. She was informative, open and funny and yet maintained good control. We either called her our Fearless Leader or the Countess (she counted us all the time). She mingled with each member of the tour, shared many stories and shared her infectious laugh. We know she toiled deep into the night and still was bright and cheery the next day. We were very impressed with the tour and Erin made it even better.
Jan G. (Phoenix, AZ, US)
Very good local guides and very knowledgeable. Transportation throughout the tour was very good. This was a great and informative Trip and I would recommend it to anyone. Our tour leader was very good, she was agood organizer and always very helpful when we had questions. She was also VERY knowledgeable about the Places we visited.
Leonard B. (Calgary, AB, CA)
My favourite excursions were Halong Bay junk cruise,loved everything about Hoi Anne, loved the Mekong Delta excursion and the floating markets. All of the local guides were very knowledgable and provided excellent services especially Bien in Saigon area. Transportation was well organized and comfortable, very courteous bus drivers and assistants. Loved the variety and local cuisine selected by Erin our tour leader. Erin was very professional, never late, very organized, great sense of humor, great at presenting us with surprises, able to deal with many personality types. Loved her. She presented information well and was apparent that she had a good knowledge of the areas. We loved her and after the experience with Erin as our tour guide we would definitely consider another tour. This was an excellent tour.
Linda B. (Toronto, ON, CA)
Superb, first-rate vacation that made me feel like I was truly living an experience. I was immersed in local culture from the first day and so I never felt like an outsider looking in at Vietnam and Cambodia, rather I was experiencing it from the point of view of an insider. Laura is exceptional and is a magnificent ambassador for Adventures. She was unflappable, capable, always cheerful and charming. I never saw her lose her cool with anybody and yet she was very businesslike in how she got things done on the road. No detail was left undone. She overlooked nothing. Laura was den mother, nurse, insider, expert, diplomat - in short she was perfect.
Neil H. (Lancashire, LA, GB)
We enjoyed all the excursions. The buses were clean and comfortable. Erin, our tour leader, was excellent. Erin was well prepared for the places we visited .We were impressed by her depth of knowledge. She is very professional, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, concerned for the welfare of her group. The holiday fully met our expectations.
William H. (Lutherville, MD, US)
I have been on a number of Adventures Abroad tours and I can say that Laura Rudderforth is among the best of your tour leaders--very possibly the best of all. Nothing was a problem for her. If difficulties arose, she dealt with them very effectively and decisively. She did a number of things to make the tour a very positive experience for all of us. I am sure we all commend her for her good work, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Hotel Mercure La Gare
Location: Ha Noi
Located opposite Hanoi Central Railway Station, Mercure Hanoi La Gare is an inviting oasis in the heart of the bustling ... centre. Situated close to the Old Quarter, this hotel features modern design and facilities, a French brasserie, internal courtyard and gym.
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Hoi An Hotel
Location: Hoi An
The Hoi An Hotel offers 160 international-standard rooms, restaurant, bar, garden café, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, jacuzzi pool, sauna, ... bath, beauty salon, laundry service, mail services, money exchange, souvenir shop and art gallery. All rooms feature: telephone, air-conditioning, bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini bar, satellite TV, hair dryer, bathroom amenities, in room safety box.
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Festival Hue Hotel
Festival Hotel is rightly situated in the very heart of of Hue city, in close reach to to the relics ... the Old Charming citadel with easy access to the Royal Citadel, Antique museum, and other beautiful landscapes and tourist attractions.
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Located right in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Duxton Saigon is a luxury 4* boutique hotel ... a refined and relaxing environment. As well as a range of deluxe rooms, executive rooms and suites, the hotel also has a restaurant, bar, gaming centre, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and business centre.
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Holiday Villa Hotel
Location: Phnom Penh
Holiday Villa Hotel is a 3-star international hotel, built to reflect the best of French colonial design and style. The ... has 74 well-appointed guestrooms and suites. Holiday Villa is strategically located on the main business street, within the vicinity of shopping area and just minutes’ walk to famous Central Market (Psah Thmei). Phnom Penh International Airport can be reached within fifteen minutes drive.
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Somadevi Angkor Hotel
Location: Siem Reap
This Siem Reap Hotel has 150 elegantly designed and well-furnished guest rooms, each with balcony, provide an atmosphere of tranquil ... You will enjoy the panoramic view of Siem Reap City.
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Breakfast and dinner (at local restaurants and some hotels) are included daily; all meals on junk cruise. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, junk crew, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, visas and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
Our tours in SE Asia operate during the cooler, drier time of year, Nov-Apr. That said, however, the entire region experiences a warm-hot tropical climate with humidity and a chance of rain showers at any time. Inland regions can experience extreme heat, especially Feb-Apr, when it is also very dry and landscapes are brown. Coastal regions-Central Vietnam, Halong Bay-are cooled by sea breezes. Hanoi & Northern Vietnam can be downright cold and damp, especially late Nov-Jan. Overall you should prepare for warm, sticky weather with the possibility of rain and some chilly nights / mornings in a few locales.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout will be by private air-conditioned bus. Most of the driving days are not long, usually no more than four hours. Road conditions are generally not good and progress can be slow. Boats are used at various points in the itinerary, and vary from converted trawlers to small riverboats. Internal flights via scheduled regional carriers.
The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.
Hotels used on tour are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4 star properties with en suite bath / toilet (hotel at Dien Bien Phu may be of a simpler standard). Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Laundry facilities are available at most hotels for a reasonable price. Safe deposit boxes are available in most hotels either free or for a nominal fee. Most hotel rooms are well equipped and likely include hairdryers and irons, minibar fridge, TV. All are air-conditioned. Most hotels provide complimentary purified drinking water. Some hotels have swimming pools.
HUONG HAI JUNK: The Huong Hai junks are unique, 'antique' (replica) accommodations that are scrupulously clean, fully-crewed and comfortable. Our junk/s are large and luxurious boats with private bath, air conditioning and fan, and plenty of deck space.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local drivers, local guides at various locations.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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