Vietnam & Angkor Wat for Christmas & New Year19 Days
All meals included
Four and five-star hotels
Halong Bay cruise
Many true local experiences
Ancient Hué and Perfume River cruise
Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom
With three-night stays in each city to savour the sights and allow for the odd afternoon to relax. We include a range of experiences such as a calligraphy lesson, cooking class, lunch with a local family in a small fishing village, cruises on the Perfume River, Mekong Delta, overnight in Halong Bay with its stunning Karst scenery, and rides on tuk-tuks and rickshaws! Dining is a range of local and colonial cuisines and we visit the home of a family of musicians, who make their own instruments, one evening in Ho Chi Minh City for a private concert.
Experience a range of contrasts, from French-colonial houses to Chinese temples; bustling markets to designer boutiques; and flavourful local food to high-end restaurants. Cyclos vie with mopeds for space on main roads, whilst centuries-old architecture emerges from the shadows of modern skyscrapers in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. In the coastal cities of Hué and Hoi An explore the tranquil rivers, where fisherman still live a simple life.
At New Year you will be left speechless and overwhelmed by the detailed temples in Angkor. For more than 500 years it was the centre of the Khmer empire and still today it is the spiritual heart of Cambodia and a fitting end to the holiday and start of a new year!
Throughout your holiday you will have a spacious superior room to yourself in the following hotels:
3 nights Hanoi: The Ann Hotel (4 star)
1 night Halong Bay: Pelican Cruises (4 star)
3 nights Hué: Premier Indochine Palace Hotel (5 star)
3 nights Hoi An: Ancient House Village (4 star superior)
3 nights Ho Chi Minh City: Central Palace Hotel (4 star)
3 nights Siem Reap: Victoria Angkor Hotel (4 star superior)