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Vietnam & Angkor Wat tour

Vietnam & Angkor Wat

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
15 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Angkor Wat Temples (Siem Reap)
  • Enjoy Cruising in the beautiful Halong Bay
  • Explore the remnants of Vietnam War (Hoi An)
  • Optional Mekong Delta Excursion
  • Tour of Historic Hoi An

Short Description

Explore the world renowned temples of Angkor Wat, visit the spectacularly beautiful Halong Bay, and see remnants of the Vietnam war, all while enjoying the comforts of deluxe and first class hotels. Call smarTours today to book your next incredible journey!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Ho Chi Minh City
End City Siem Reap

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles via scheduled China Eastern Airlines wide-body jet (add $100 from NYC)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-Asia flights and ground transportation
  • Accommodations at deluxe and first class hotels
  • 21 meals: 12 full American breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L) and 4 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • English-speaking Tour Director and local guides

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Itinerary

 

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your exotic journey to Vietnam and Angkor Wat (Cambodia) begins as you depart on your wide-body jet flight bound for Asia.

Day 2: Arrive Saigon (Vietnam).

Accommodation: Vissai Saigon Hotel (formerly StarCity Hotel).

Evening arrival in Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your hotel.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Journey this morning outside Saigon to see one of the remnants of the Vietnam War, the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels, which used to serve the former Communist Guerrillas. Return to Saigon and visit the major sights of this vibrant city. See the Notre Dame Cathedral, the former US Embassy, Cholon, the buzzing Chinese quarter and the lively Ben Thanh Market, where an incredible array of goods is sold.

Day 4: Optional Mekong Delta Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Today, embark on a full-day optional excursion ($35) from Saigon to My Tho, one of the most beautiful areas of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s most fertile agricultural center. A boat trip takes you along narrow canals, passing rice fields and lush orchards, offering a unique insight into local village life. Visit local markets before returning to Saigon late this afternoon.

Day 5: Saigon/Hue.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Cherish Hotel (formerly Camellia Hue Hotel)

This morning, fly to Hue, the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam. Visit the Imperial Citadel in Hue’s old city, the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate and the Forbidden Purple City, home to the Royal Family before 1945. After lunch, enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River and stop to visit the revered Thien Mu Pagoda, the most famous monument in Hue. A stop is also made at the colorful Dong Ba market with its wide array of local foods and products. This evening, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.

Day 6: Hue/Danang/Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Hoi An Historic Hotel

This morning, depart Hue for Hoi An, with sightseeing in Danang along the way. Journey through some of Vietnam’s most spectacular scenery as you traverse the Hai Van Pass and enjoy pristine coastline views. In Danang explore the Cham Museum, housing an exquisite collection of sandstone carvings and sculptures. Later, visit China Beach, the renowned war-time R&R resort and see the Marble Mountains, consisting of five stone jagged crests that represent the elements of nature. You’ll then drive to Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most delightful and enchanting towns.

Day 7: Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

The ancient city of Hoi An retains much of its original charm and culture. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of this historic port town and show you some of the centuries old houses. You’ll also enjoy a Trishaw (Cyclo) ride and see the Japanese Bridge, gracefully curving over a tributary of the Thu Bon River. The afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own.

Day 8: Hoi An/Halong.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Novotel Hotel

This morning fly to Hanoi and journey by road through the lush countryside to Halong, a vast mysterious bay with majestic scenery. Free time this afternoon to relax at your hotel’s pool and admire the precious views of the bay.

Day 9: Halong Bay Excursion/Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Movenpick Hotel

Halong Bay is widely considered as Vietnam’s most spectacular natural attraction. It comprises over three thousand small jagged limestone islands rising out of the South China Sea. These dramatic formations are the backdrop of your exciting 4-hour boat trip, stopping to visit several island caves. You’ll also enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. Later, drive back to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and arrive at your deluxe hotel.

Day 10

Meals: Breakfast

Hanoi’s rich history is closely tied to French colonialism as well as the Chinese era, evident in the city’s architecture, cuisine and culture. On today’s sightseeing tour, explore the highlights of this fascinating city. View the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum then visit the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Proceed to scenic Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy a guided walk through the narrow lanes of the historic old quarter. This evening savor a thrilling performance of the unique Water Puppets!

Day 11: Hanoi/Siem Reap (Cambodia).

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Royal Angkor Resort

Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore independently or relax. In the afternoon, savor an included cyclo ride to discover the many interesting sections of the old quarter and its sprawling markets where you may shop for unique souvenirs and sample delicious local food. You’ll also visit the infamous former prison nick-named “Hanoi Hilton”. Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Siem Reap (Cambodia), gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor Wat, among the “Seven Wonders of the World”.

Day 12

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Built by the Khmer kings, the ancient rulers of Cambodia, the exquisitely carved temples are an architectural masterpiece. Afternoon sightseeing of the temples of Angkor, including Angkor Thom and the Southern Gate of Bayon. At sunset, visit the upper terraces of an ancient temple for spectacular views.

Day 13

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning, travel to Kampong Kleang where you’ll enjoy a relaxing boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Visit the fascinating floating fishing villages and view submerged forests and fishing farms. Later return to Siem Reap to further explore with a local expert the “Angkor Conservation Complex”. The crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, you’ll first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, you’ll ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stonecarvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. You’ll also visit Preah Khan, a temple built by King Jayavarman VII with towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors in a jungle setting. Continue to the Les Chantiers Ecoles, a vocational centre, to observe the artisans at work. Tonight, savor a special dinner and a colorful cultural performance.

Day 14

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Full day at leisure for independent exploration or relaxation at your upscale resort. Later, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a famous local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to the airport for your late night flight.

Day 15: Siem Reap/Shanghai/USA.

An overnight flight to Shanghai, China where you’ll connect for your flight back home. Your exciting journey filled with the best places to visit in Vietnam comes to an end as you touch down in the USA later today.

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All in all a great trip with a solid itinerary and a wonderful group! I strongly recommend doing a little more research to take advantage of some of the free time - options include a Vespa tour in Saigon and cooking classes. Great value for the money and wonderful hotels etc. A few items to note: 1) there was a very heavy emphasis on shopping so keep this in mind before you book; 2) a couple of people who had taken multiple smart tours trips described this tour as very heavy on the tipping and “excessively so” - this was my first smart tours but I could see their point; 3) it would have been great to have been given some information by smart tours on optional excursions; 4) smart tours customer service - while we had been given lounge access no one met us at the flight/the customer service was pretty dismissive and unhelpful to the person who called in from our group and to a couple who lost their baggage; and 5) the visa issue - smart tours recommended a third party company that was quite expensive when a simple e-visa was available for the fraction of the cost. I obtained the e-visa but others didn’t. All in all, a great trip and an excellent value for the trip. We had a wonderful grip and certainly hit the highlights. Great experience!
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We just returned from this trip (Vietnam-Cambodia) and can't stop talking about it! SMARTOURS does an excellent job with all the arrangements. We have utilized them on other tours also!Our tour guide, "Tom" (Tung Thanh Bui) (March 27th), was extremely informative, very well versed in the English language, and very compassionate, as i had a very bad cold.Can't wait to book another tour! Thank you Tom!
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Vietnam/Angkor Wat March 6 - 20, 2017I just returned from SmarTours Vietnam/Angkor Wat tour. I wanted to send a shout out for Tommy- Bui Thanh Tung our Tour director, he was excellent. He was well informed, gave us written daily itineraries, reviewed the itinerary at the start of the days touring, made suggestions about where to eat, and what to shop for in the area we were in. He was knowlegeable, pleasant, and professional. We were in good hands with Tommy; keep up the good work!
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Great trip! Great Guide - "Hi" Great group of 31! This was our fourth Smartour and we will do it again!

Fantastic Vietnam /Angkor Wat Tour with Tan

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My husband and I experienced the countries of Vietnam and Cambodia with Tan from Smartours as the Tour Director. Being the Tour Director he did an excellent job of including everyone to enjoy the interesting places on our adventure, even pointing out some fantastic vistas for those of us who love photography!
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Most amazing experience.This is our second Smart Tour and we will do another one again. All the tour guides fron Saigon to Hanoi were absolutely helpful and informative. Same way to our guide Narun in Cambodia.Our tour guide NOK from day 1 to the end was the most amazing of all. I never learned the true meaning of PATIENCE until I met her. God bless her, she's excellent.
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Flights & Transport

Airfare included

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles via scheduled China Eastern Airlines wide-body jet (add $100 from NYC)

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

  • Siem Reap: Royal Angkor Hotel
  • Hanoi: Movenpick Hotel
  • Halong: Novotel Hotel
  • Hoi An: Hoi An Historic Hotel
  • Hue: Cherish Hotel (formerly Camellia Hue Hotel)
  • Saigon: Vissai Saigon Hotel (formerly StarCity Hotel)

Cancellation Policy:

Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

 

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

 

Cancellation charges per person are:

 

  • Up to 75 days before departure: $300
  • 74-45 days before departure: $600
  • 44-30 days before departure: $1000
  • 29-10 days before departure: $1500
  • 9 days or less before departure: No refund.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.

 

We recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance. Insurance premium is non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one departure to another in the event of a reservation change.

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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