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Amazing 15 Days Experience - Explore Cambodia & Vietnam

Discover the best of these two very different worlds with an epic two-week tour package. See all the highlights of both Vietnam and Cambodia including Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, and Angkor Wat. Packed to the brim with culture, landscapes, food, and history, this experience is a feast for the eyes, stomach, and heart and will leave you with lasting memories of magical Indochina forever. 

The Offer: 
This tour package includes almost everything but the kitchen sink! Including 11 nights hotel accommodation, all transport including domestic flight and overnight sleeper train, professional English-speaking guides to accompany you and teach about each destination, nearly all meals and plenty of day tours including an overnight boat cruise on the majestic and mystical Halong Bay! 

The Itinerary: 

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (Meals: N/A)
Being picked up at Hanoi Airport and be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. The rest of the day is free at leisure. 
Overnight: Hanoi City Palace or Hanoi Elegance Emerald or Angel Palace Hotel or similar. 

Day 2: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay (Meals: B, L, D) 
Start today with a drive through green rice paddy fields to Halong Bay. On arrival, board a traditional junk boat for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Halong Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch, kayaking and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. 
Overnight: 'Swan Cruises' Traditional Junk Boat. 

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (Meals: B, L) 
Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served. then have breakfast
Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay before returning to the wharf. Return to Hanoi by bus. 
Overnight: Hanoi City Palace or Hanoi Elegance Emerald or Angel Palace Hotel or similar. 

Day 4: Hanoi Free Day and Overnight Train to Da Nang (Meals: B) 
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and then a free day in Hanoi to explore the Old Quarter and relax before embarking on the overnight train to Da Nang. Spend the night in a 4 berth soft sleeper cabin. 
Overnight: Soft Sleeper Cabin (Approx. 13 hour Trip) 
Option: * Upgrade to a flight with a night in Hanoi (surcharge applies to see fine print) 

Day 5: Da Nang - Hoi An (No Meals) 
Arrive into Da Nang around 11:30 am. While on the train soak up the stunning views of the country along a beautiful coastal line and the famous Hai Van Pass. Once in the ancient town of Hoi An, check into the hotel and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. 
Overnight: Hoian Salute Hotel & Spa or Thanh Van 2 Hotel 

Day 6: My Son Holy Land Tour (Meals: B, L) 
After meeting the guide at 8:00 am, drive to My Son, a world heritage area 40km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of the Cha people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7th to 13th centuries. Have lunch in the local restaurant before returning back to the hotel this evening. 
Overnight: Hoian Salute Hotel & Spa or Thanh Van 2 Hotel 

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang Airport to Ho Chi Minh City (Meals: B) 
Enjoy today free at leisure until it is time to transfer to Da Nang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arriving at Ho Chi Minh City check into the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. 
Overnight: Sunland Saigon Riverside Hotel or Signature Saigon Hotel. 

Day 8: Mekong Delta Cruise (Meals: B, L) 
Meet the tour guide this morning for an 8:00 am departure to the City of My Tho. During the 2-hour drive to My Tho see local people going about their lives and enjoy the beautiful scenery of green rice paddy fields. Once at My Tho takes a boat trip along Mekong River and see fish cages, floating houses, and the trading activities on the river. 
The boat travels to the Xep canal to a small islet where the tour disembarks for a walk around the village. Stop to visit a local family and enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Continue walking along the village road and enjoy a ride in a horse and cart. Afterward, board a rowing boat in the small canal to return to the main motorboat for a short ride to another islet. Here you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant set with special Vietnamese food prepared by a local family. Back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. 
Overnight: Sunland Saigon Riverside Hotel or Signature Saigon Hotel.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Day Tour (Meals: B) 
Begin the day with an 8:30 am pick up at the hotel for an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. Home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. Before going underground, watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. Spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 1.00 pm. Free time in the afternoon to explore the exciting city. 
Overnight: Sunland Saigon Riverside Hotel or Signature Saigon Hotel.

Day 10: Travel To Phnom Penh (Meals: B, L) 
6:00 am pick up at your hotel and transfer to Phnom Penh by bus (6 hours). Stop at the border for the visa process and continue going to Phnom Penh. On arrival, you will be welcome by a tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant. The afternoon is free to spend relaxing or exploring. 
Overnight: King Grand Boutique Hotel or Asia Tune Hotel. 

Day 11: Phnom Penh - Killing Fields Day Tour (Meals: B, L) 
After breakfast explore the capital city with the bustling Central Market, the Independence Monument, Wat Ounalom. After a set lunch at a local restaurant continue on to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious “Killing Fields” of Choeung Ek, gaining a deep insight into the painful rule of the Khmer Rouge. Visit Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. 
Overnight: King Grand Boutique Hotel or Asia Tune Hotel.  

Day 12: Travel To Siem Reap (Meals: B, L) 
After an early breakfast at the hotel travel to Siem Reap by bus (6 hours) passing through three provinces, Kandal, Kampung Cham and Kompong Thom. On arrival be greeted by a tour guide in Siem Reap and transferred to the hotel. Set-Lunch at Local Restaurant. This afternoon is yours to explore or relax at your own pace. 
Overnight: Casa Angkor Hotel or City River Hotel. 

Day 13: Angkor Thom - Big Temple Circuit (Meals: B, L) 
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Angkor Wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious, and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of its glory in the 12th century. See the south gate of Angkor Thom then visit the Terrace of Elephant, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper King believed that it was a terrace that housed the royal crematory. Continue on to visit an amazing view of Ta prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. Enjoy a set lunch at local restaurant before visiting Pre Rup Temple, a classic example of a temple-mountain; Eastern Mebon, Ta som, NeakPean, a unique ancient hospital built in the reign of King Jayavarman VI (1181-1220); and Preah Khan, a large temple built on the site of battle that ended in Angkor’s downfall at the land of the Cham. 
Overnight: Casa Angkor Hotel or City River Hotel. 

Day 14: Departure (Meals: B) 
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until your transfer to Siem Reap Airport. Departure times may vary due to travel date and destination airport. 

Day 15: Arrive Your Home
Arrive home and let your memories of this magical trip begin. 

PLEASE SEE TOUR NOTES FOR MORE INFORMATION 

* PLEASE NOTE: After purchase, all relevant documentation must be finalized with BestOfIndochinaTravel no later than the 31st Oct 2015 OR at least 45 days prior to your departure date, whichever comes first via the instructions on your voucher.
15 day Vietnam and Cambodia package for one person, based on twin share
11 nights accommodation in highly rated hotels
21 delicious meals
Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
Overnight sleeper train Hanoi - Da Nang (4 berth cabin)
Visit Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An and Phnom Penh
Tour the temples of Angkor Wat
Cruise along the Mekong Delta
Cu Chi Tunnels and My Son Holy Land tour
See UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Domestic flight from Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
All air-conditioned transport throughout the tour
All sightseeing admission fees
Professional English-speaking guide
Private airport transfers
Travel until April 2016
Voucher valid until 1st Oct 2020
After purchase, all relevant documentation must be finalised with BestOfIndochinaTravel no later than the 31st October 2015 OR at least 45 days prior to your departure date, whichever comes first via the instructions on your voucher.
Voucher valid for 1 person - please choose whether you are a single traveller or twin/double share
Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 20

Please Note: December and January incurs as high season surcharge of $215 per person/voucher payable direct to BestOfIndochinaTravel)
Interstate surcharges (Flights departing from):
Airline used: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air (subject to availability)
Exclusions:
- Visa fees and requirements (Visas are a strict requirement if travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia)
- Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
- Optional Tipping (expected for drivers and guide)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Other optional activities or tours (outside of itinerary)
Personal expenses Bookings are subject to availability

Accommodation Used:
Standard - 3 Star (Self-rated):

- Hanoi: Overnight: Hanoi City Palace or Hanoi Elegance Emerald or Angel Palace Hotel or similar. 
- Halong bay: Swan Cruise (Traditional Junk Boat)
- Hoi An: Hoian Salute Hotel & Spa or Thanh Van 2 Hotel 
- Ho Chi Minh City: Sunland Saigon Riverside Hotel or Signature Saigon Hotel
- Phnom Penh: King Grand Boutique Hotel or Asia Tune Hotel 
- Siem Reap: Casa Angkor Hotel or City River Hotel

Premium - 4 Star (Self-rated)
Premium hotels incur a surcharge of USD350 per person/voucher payable direct to BestOfIndochinatravel
- Hanoi: Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel or Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa or similar
- Halong bay: Starlight Cruise (Traditional Junk Boat)
- Hoi An: Hoian Essence Hotel and Spa or similar
- Ho Chi Minh City: Golden Central hotel or A & Em Corner Hotel
- Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh hotel or similar
- Siem Reap: Somadevi hotel or Saem Siem Reap hotel

Please note: in the unlikely event the properties are fully booked, the merchant will use a similar property of the same standard
Child Policy/ Extra Bedding:
- No child discounts apply, a full-priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling with their parents
- Suitable for Children 2 years old and over
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed
Maximum room capacity:
- Standard Room: 2 Adults + 1 Child (sharing existing bedding)
- Family Room: 2 Adults + 2 Children (with one child sharing existing bedding and one child on a rollaway bed)
Bedding configuration: 1 x double and 1 x single
Triple share available (subject to availability)
Adjoining rooms: subject to availability at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option
Optional Extras / Supplements / Surcharges
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to BestOfIndochinaTravel (unless otherwise stated) on confirmation of your booking
Flight Upgrade (Instead of Overnight Train): Hanoi to Da Nang: USD135 per person, Includes flight, transfers, and one extra night in Hoi An
Hanoi City Tour on Day 4: USD45 (Please note this tour is only available is you are keeping the overnight sleeper train option. If you have upgraded to the flight, there will not be enough time for you to take this tour)

Extra nights (Pre/Post Tour):
Standard Hotels:
- Hanoi: USD65 per room
- Siem Reap: USD75 per room
Premium Hotels:
- Hanoi or Siem Reap: USD85 per room
USD355 per family/tour (Max. 2 Adults and 2 Children) Please Note: Family rooms are limited so please check availability before booking, if you require this room type
Arrive Early / Stay Behind Surcharge
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking
Other Important Information:
Flights:
Flights are subject to change based on availability and airline schedule changes. This means some flights may arrive a day before or day later, involve a transit, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond BestOfIndochinaTravel's control and will be confirmed upon booking. If you have any concerns please contact BestOfIndochinaTravel directly for further information.
Flight Confirmation:
Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed through BestOfIndochinaTravel, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names, as per passport and including your middle name if applicable, must be provided for ticketing Please Note: BestOfIndochinaTravel is not liable in the event of airline schedule changes after your flights have been ticketed.
Visas:
A visa for Vietnam must be arranged at least 2 weeks prior to your chosen date of travel to cover for any delays due to consulate operating hours. Your Cambodian Visa will be payable on arrival at the border crossing at Bavet. This will cost $35 USD per person (Cash only).
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
It is the customer's sole responsibility to ensure any visa or re-entry permits are met prior to travel
PLEASE NOTE: All tour members are required to remain with the tour for its full duration. Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
PLEASE NOTE: If travelling overseas, a passport is required that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return home, with at least 2 blank pages at the time of travel
Bookings are subject to availability
All prices in USD unless stated otherwise
Any changes to travel dates or deal option requested after purchase will incur a fee of USD100 per change per voucher, payable direct to BestOfIndochinaTravel
All prices are inclusive of taxes and service fees
Non-redeemable for cash
Vouchers are not refundable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion
BestOfIndochinaTravel pricing reflects current market rates, so deal prices may fluctuate from day today. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and BestOfIndochinaTravel is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase.
* PLEASE NOTE: 'Refund Policy' is located at the bottom of the page on the BestOfIndochinaTravel
* PLEASE NOTE: All vouchers/booking dates must be confirmed before the day of travel. If you don't do this BestOfIndochinaTravel will not be liable for any issues that might arise with the product you have purchased
* PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers must be used within the stated validity period or else they will be deemed void
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