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14 Day Vietnam & Cambodia

  • Discover Angkor Wat & Halong Bay
  • Visit Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City & More
Includes Return International Flights

Vietnam and Cambodia are two of South East Asia's most fascinating destinations. From Halong Bay and Hoi An to Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh - there's plenty of history, UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites and breath-taking scenery to make this the trip of a lifetime!

Discover the many wonders of Indochina on this thrilling 14 day adventure to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and beyond. Explore the ancient jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat. There are many chances to enjoy optional activities. Journey down the Mekong River and experience village life with stop at a local family's home to enjoy a traditional slice of life, take the My Son Holy Land Tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, or delve into the history of Phnom Penh with a city tour including a trip to the beautiful monument that has replaced the Killing Fields. Includes return international flights, two internal flights, 11 nights hotel accommodation, 16 meals including daily breakfast, one night Halong Bay cruise on a Vietnamese junk boat, return airport transfers, and more.

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Depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Fly with either Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). On arrival be picked up by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel. Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 4 weeks prior to departure.

Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: In-Flight

This morning after breakfast drive through beautiful green rice paddy fields on the way to the coast (approx. 4 hours) where you will board a Junk boat for an overnight cruise through the thousands of towering limestone islands and emerald waters of UNESCO Listed Halong Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch before taking part in some afternoon activities such as swimming, relaxing on a remote beach, climbing to the top of a lookout for an amazing panoramic view or take a ride on a rowing boat into a secluded bay. Also cruise further into the bay to visit a Pearl Farm. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.

Traditional Junk Boat, Halong Bay Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early risers can take part in an optional Tai Chi class on deck this morning. After breakfast climb aboard the tender for a visit to Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave, a colourful grotto of giant stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat and enjoy a short cooking class where you will learn to prepare local delicacies such as spring rolls. Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a relaxing trip back in to port, where you will disembark and return back to Hanoi by bus (approx. 4 hours).

Optional Activity: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour - $55 per person This tour into the Old Quarter will begin from your hotel in the early evening. Your English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture, including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Walk through the maze of bustling streets that is Hanoi’s Old Quarter, and tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch as the skilled chefs demonstrate to you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing onwards, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can discover how the local’s live in the old quarter. Afterwards you will stop at the barbeque stalls. Settle down with the locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. The search for dessert will bring you down to a small alley, here you will find fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed! Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi include Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee along with many other specialties. Follow these delicious meals with an ice cold local beer. Your trip ends in the middle of the old quarter and you will continue onwards to discover Hanoi by night at your own leisure, or the tour guide can arrange a taxi for you to go back to your hotel (taxi not included). Inclusions: English speaking tour guide, all food and drink as mentioned above.

Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Da Nang (approx. 1.5 hour flight). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel accommodation in Hoi An. Stop en route to visit the Marble Mountain and Stone Village. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the UNESCO world heritage listed town of Hoi An.

Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a day at leisure to discover Hoi An.

Optional Activity: My Son Holy Land Tour - $70 per person Depart early this morning and travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The ruins of My Son were built between the 7th to 13th century BC and are located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat's Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples' roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon river, a holy river which flows through the site. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant and after the day’s tour of this magnificent site be transferred back to the hotel in Hoi An.
Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel to My Son Holy Land, English speaking tour guide.

Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to nearby Da Nang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) a bustling metropolis located in the south of the country (approx. 1.5 hour flight). Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

This morning be picked up from the hotel and head to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. 1 hour) for a half day tour. The Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the country’s long fight for independence. The network of tunnels which make up this underground city include living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapons factories, storage facilities and a command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by foreign troops and was at one stage home to around 10,000 people. After exploring these tunnels along with nearby remains of American tanks and numerous bomb craters drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving in the mid afternoon. The rest of the evening will be spent at leisure.

Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a day at leisure to discover Ho Chi Minh City.

Optional Activity: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $50 per person This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival board a motor boat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely place where you can escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family's home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards continue onwards to another islet where a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and your hotel accommodation.
Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits, traditional music performance

Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today early in the morning pick up at the hotel and transfer to Phnom Penh by public tourist bus (approx. 6 hours). Stop at the border for visa processing (visa cost not included) and then continue on to Phnom Penh. On arrival, be welcomed by the tour guide and transfer to hotel. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The afternoon is free to spend relaxing or exploring.

Phnom Penh (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the capital city of Cambodia.

Optional Activity: ‘Choeung Ek’ Killing Fields & Phnom Penh City Tour - $120 per person
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel to explore the capital city with the bustling Central Market, the Independence Monument, Wat Ounalom. After a set lunch at a local restaurant (included) 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. Afterwards you will visit the Royal Palace and the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Upon completion of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel, English speaking tour guide & a local lunch

Phnom Penh (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast at the hotel travel to Siem Reap by public tourist bus (approx. 6 hours) passing through three provinces, Kandal, Kampung Cham and KomPung Thom. On arrival be transferred to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Siem Reap (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, begin your full day tour to 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 Elephants, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall. The Terrace of the Leper King was a terrace which 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 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. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel for an evening of leisure.

Siem Reap (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for the return flight to Australia. Packed breakfast will be provided for travellers with an early departure. Please note departure times may vary due to travel date and destination airport.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the culture of Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh & Siem Reap
  • Sail among the limestone islands of Halong Bay
  • Explore Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh at leisure
  • Visit Marble Mountain and Stone Village
  • Explore the historic Cú Chi Tunnels
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Travel the beautiful countryside of Cambodia
  • Explore the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Visit the incredible Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave in Halong Bay
  • Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese cooking class onboard cruise
  • Visit a unique Pearl farm village
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER
  • 2 x internal flights: Hanoi to Da Nang, Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 16 meals including daily breakfast
  • 1 night cruising beautiful Halong Bay
  • Sail aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat
  • English speaking local tour guide (day 7 & 12)
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C coach
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 23rd November 2018.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Standard Package: $450.
- Premium Package: $650.

Departure Dates

^November: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21*(SOLD OUT)
^December: 1**, 8** (SOLD OUT)

2018
^January: 16** , 26*, 30 (SOLD OUT)
^February: 2, 9, 16, 23 (SOLD OUT)
^March: 6, 9, 23 
^April: 3*, 10*, 20*, 27*
May: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
June: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29*
July: 6*, 20*, 27, 31
August: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 28*
^October: 5*, 16, 23, 30
^November: 6, 13, 20, 23
^**December: 4, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21  

Surcharges:
Please note: dates/months with a ^ or * or ** incur a surcharge.
^ Vietnam high season surcharge $150 per person.
* Flight high season surcharge $250 per person.
** Flight high season surcharge $450 per person.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth.

Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane or *Adelaide: $150 per person.



Full Service Airline(s) Used
Vietnam Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Arrive early in Hanoi, Vietnam
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay behind in Siem Reap, Cambodia
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stopover Packages
Not available.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (international sectors only): Buy now for $3499 per person.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used
Standard Package
3 Star (self-rated):
- Hanoi: Flower Hotel, Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or Adamas Hotel
- Halong Bay: Majestic Cruises (3-4 star self-rated)
- Hoi An: Kim An Hotel, The Like Hoi An Hotel or Venus Hotel
- Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hotel or Ha Hien Signature Hotel
- Phnom Penh: The Frangipani Living Arts Hotel & Spa or Le Grand Palais Hotel
- Siem Reap: Frangipani Villa Hotel or City River Hotel

Premium Package
4 Star (self-rated):
- Hanoi: Flower Garden Hotel or La Belle Vie
- Halong Bay: Majestic Cruises (3-4 star self-rated)
- Hoi An: River Beach Resort & Residences, Silk Village Hotel or Phu Thinh Resort
- Ho Chi Minh City: Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel or Golden Central Hotel
- Phnom Penh: Kraven Hotel or Phnom Penh Hotel
- Siem Reap: Saem Siemreap Hotel or Somadevie Hotel
*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights
Standard Package:
- Hanoi, Vietnam (Pre Tour): $70 per room including breakfast.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia (Post Tour): $70 per room including breakfast.

Premium Package:
- Hanoi, Vietnam (Pre Tour): $120 per room including breakfast.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia (Post Tour): $120 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 8 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.

Triple Share
Not available.

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 25 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour - $55 per person.
Day 5: My Son Holy Land Tour - $70 per person.
Day 8: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $50 per person.
Day 10: ‘Choeung Ek’ Killing Fields & Phnom Penh City Tour- $120 per person.
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- Optional tours must be purchased during checkout or with our reservations team up to 90 days prior to travel.
- In the case an optional tour is cancelled whilst in Vietnam, please contact TripADeal reservations upon return to arrange reimbursement.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Vietnam & Cambodia are strict requirements if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $10 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
*** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.



TOUR GUIDE VS TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

COACH TOUR:
Meals:
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $10 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note; a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



Vietnam
A tourist visa for Vietnam is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport:
- Vietnam visa support letter will be provided on request for $15 USD per person payable direct to the merchant. Your Vietnam visa will be arranged at the border for $25 USD per person.
- Visas must be arranged in USD currency at the border with 2 passport size photos.

Cambodia
A tourist visa for Cambodia is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport:
- Cambodia will be completely arranged on arrival at the border for $35 USD per person.
- Visas must be arranged in USD currency at the border with 2 passport size photos.
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.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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