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For more than 700 years from the 9th to 15th century, the Khmer Empire was a dominant power in South East Asia and had left behind an architectural legacy unmatched anywhere else on earth – Angkor Wat and the whole archaeological park, with over 200 gorgeous temples on a 200 sq km plain. Some compare it with placing all the churches in Europe into London or Paris! If there is only one archaeological site that you are going to visit, it has to be this. Even if you are not a history buff, Angkor Wat is not to be missed. Exploring Angkor need not be just temple hopping. You can ride an elephant or cycle from one temple to another or go on a micro-light to get a bird’s-eye view of the site. In between the temples, ride an All Terrain Vehicle to explore the countryside or experience the unique ways of life on the water of the Tonle Sap Lake. Besides Angkor, the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, is a good introduction to the history of the current royal family as well as the dark chapter in its recent history – the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. And what best way to end a trip than to relax on a beach that has not been trampled by mass tourism – Sihanoukville.


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Trip Runs on Private Basis with Minimum Two to Go! Do not worry about last minute cancellations due to poor response from group tours. Indulge in the luxury of your own guide and transport on our trips that run on a private basis with a minimum of two persons to go. Great Flexibility Being on a private tour, you can now choose your own departure dates and enjoy great flexibility during your tour, without having to follow strictly to a prefixed schedule. Tailor-making Choose only the destinations, dates and sights you long to experience. Contact us to tailor-make your ideal vacation, one that meets your requirements. Unique Experiences Indulge in the best of each destination, be it a visit to the weekend markets, participation in festivals or encounters with the locals. It’s the unexpected unique experiences that make an extraordinary journey. Expert’s Advice Our Tour Consultants travel extensively to the destinations we specialize in. Armed with firsthand knowledge, we are able to plan and offer good recommendations to make your trip a successful and an enjoyable one. Our Guides Make the Difference We take pride in our carefully selected local guides. With a good command of the English language and in-depth knowledge of their homeland, they bring out the best in a place.

1. Cycling leisurely around the Angkor Archeological Park. 2. Wondering in the ruins of Ta Prohm like a 19th century explorer enjoying solitary moments in lesser known temples. 3. Winging over Angkor Wat in a helicopter or micro-light flight and catching the first glimpse of the Angkor Wat Temple. 4. Listening to the stories at the Toul Sleng Museum of the harsh Khmer Rouge regime that failed to damper the resilience and passion of the locals. 5. Experiencing the creativity of many chic local hotels and restaurants attended by locals who just emerged from a tumultuous past.

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The itineraries in this brochure are our recommendations. If you cannot find one that suits you, contact us for a tailor-made trip.


Our Recommended Hotels

Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

Amansara Resort Set in a lush garden enclosure and once the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, the property has been transformed into a 24-suite retreat with some featuring a private swimming pool, providing the ultimate luxury and comfort. www.amanresorts.com

Hotel Le Royal Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, this grand historic hotel imparts an old world charm yet fulfils all the requirements of a modern-class hotel. www.raffles.com

ALILA SOTHEA Nestled in the heart of Siem Reap, the seat of Khmer culture, Alila Sothea is a charming resort inspired by a celebration of love. Built by a prominent local businessman as a tribute to his beloved wife ‘Sothea’, the resort exudes the elegance of a grand Khmer villa, fusing nature’s beauty with contemporary charm and touches of Cambodian heritage. Eloquently furnished suites marry sumptuous space with refined comforts. Lush, landscaped gardens and flowing waterways soothe the senses, while natural spa therapies and exquisite culinary sensations invigorate and stimulate. Escape to this refuge of tranquility, to savour, indulge and fall in love. www.alilahotels.com/sothea

Sofitel Phnom Penh Opened in December 2010, the deluxe hotel sits along the riverside and amongst well landscaped gardens in an old French Quarter of Phnom Penh. It is easily accessible to the major sights and the rooms are luxuriously furnished with view of the Mekong River. www.sofitel.com Amanjaya Pancam Hotel Located at the vibrant riverfront along the banks of theTonle Sap, this is a 4-star boutique hotel built with Khmerarchitecture offering 21 intimate and spacious king-bedded suite rooms. www.amanjaya-pancam-hotel.com

La Residence d’Angkor Under the Orient-Express chain properties, this is a deluxe and charming boutique hotel built from natural wood in traditional Khmer style and only a stone’s throw away from the city centre. www.residencedangkor.com

The Pavilion Hidden in a quiet corner near to the Royal Palace, this is a charming boutique hotel for guests above 16 years old. The architecture is a blend of Khmer and French colonial style. The ground has a very relaxing ambience and the rooms are comfortably appointed. www.thepavilion.asia/homeeng.htm

Grand Hotel D’angkor A deluxe hotel renovated from the oldest hotel in town by Raffles International. The hotel’s renewed elegance and modernity complement the grandeur of Angkor. www.raffles.com

Sihanoukville

Hotel de la Paix A stylish contemporary hotel fusing with ancient Khmer influences and modern art-deco design. Rooms are tastefully and comfortably appointed with an oversized soaking tub and its prime location in the heart of the city offers easy walking distance to the restaurants, pubs and shops. www.hoteldelapaixangkor.com Heritage Suites Hotel Located away from the hustle of the city and on the way to the Angkor temples, this is a boutique hotel with only 26 rooms under the Relais & Chateaux alliance. The rooms are designed with a blend of Asian and art deco theme. www.heritage.com.kh Victoria Angkor Hotel A charming hotel incorporating Khmer culture and architecture with modern comforts for the visitors. www.victoriahotels-asia.com Tara Angkor Hotel Located within close proximity to the city, this is a great value hotel with friendly staff and good service. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities and elegantly furnished to make your stay an enjoyable one. www.taraangkorhotel.com

Sokha Beach Resort Located along 1.5km of white pristine sandy beach, the resort is a 5-star hotel by the sea providing all the comfort of a beach destination. www.sokhahotels.com Independence Hotel One of Sihanoukville’s oldest hotels and once the haunt of dignitaries have been restored to its former glory, offering refined, elegant rooms and all the services one would expect of a contemporary beach hotel. www.independencehotel.net

Koh Kong “4 Rivers” Floating Eco Lodge Away from the stress and pressure of everyday life, the eco lodge consists of 12 tented villas originating from African safari veldt and floating on a river provide the ultimate vacation hideaway where you quickly forget the hustle and bustle of life. www.ecolodges.asia


3 Days Angkor Express Day 01 Arrive Siem Reap Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel. Explore Angkor Wat, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire. Enjoy sunset at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup when the temples are painted in an orange hue. Enjoy a performance by the classical Apsara dancers while dining this evening. (Lunch, dinner included)

Day 02 Siem Reap Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against the Angkor Wat revealing its timeless beauty, harmony and grandeur (optional). Return to the hotel for breakfast. Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate. Within this great city, explore the

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Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity that exudes from the stone face carvings of the Bayon and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all – Ta Prohm. Explore deeper into the countryside and therein lies Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei, which many consider the former to be the prettiest temple, adorned with intricate pink sandstone carvings. (We recommend biking to explore these temples. If you wish to take up this option, please inform us upon your booking.) (Breakfast, lunch included)

Day 03 Depart Siem Reap Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)

3 Days Angkor Indulgence at Amansara Day 01 Arrive Siem Reap Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to Amansara, once the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, set in a private garden compound just a few minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor. Discover Angkor’s magnificent centerpiece, Angkor Wat and immerse yourself in this era of the great Khmer empire. Follow your guide’s stories of the Ramayana and other legends extensively covered on the bas relief. Witness dusk at the state temple of the first city of Angkor, Phnom Bakheng. (Lunch or dinner included)

Return for breakfast before continuing your exploration. Enter the great capital of Angkor Thom via the unused east gate ‘the gate of the dead’ and explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity of the Bayon and Ta Prohm which many deem the most charming of them all. The furthest of temples you will be visiting, Banteay Srei is also known as the Citadel of the Women, renowned for its delicate sculptures. Track through jungle path and feel a tremendous sense of discovery as you enter Banteay Kdei. (Breakfast, lunch or dinner included)

Day 02 Siem Reap If you wish to capture the atmosphere of Angkor Wat by yourself, then an early start to the morning is called for.

Day 03 Depart Siem Reap Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)


4 Days Angkor Express Day 01 Arrive Siem Reap Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel. Begin your exploration at Preah Khan, the holy city of victory and continue on to Neak Pean where pools of water were believed to have curative powers. Discover charming Ta Som that has been left largely un-restored and dinner tonight will be accompanied with classical Apsara dance performances. (Lunch, dinner included)

Day 02 Siem Reap Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate. Within this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity of Bayon and Ta Prohm which many deem the most charming of them all. Explore Angkor Wat, a masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire and witness dusk at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup.

Day 03 Siem Reap Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against the Angkor Wat (optional). Return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing your exploration of Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei. Moving in tune with the rhythm of the great annual flood of Tonle Sap, take a boat ride to the village of Kompong Phhluk on stilts. Explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and discover Chong Kneas where homes and structures shift with the seasons. (Breakfast, lunch included)

Day 04 Depart Siem Reap Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)

(We recommend biking to explore these temples. If you wish to take up this option, please inform us upon your booking.) (Breakfast, lunch included)

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4 Days Family Angkor Adventure DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. Begin your exploration to Angkor Wat, a masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire. Over and above the Angkor Wat on a tethered balloon, enjoy an undisturbed sunset view of the temple draped in an orange hue. Dinner tonight will be accompanied with classical Apsara dance performances. (Lunch, dinner included)

DAY 02 SIEM REAP Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate. Within this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity of Bayon and Ta Prohm which many deem the most charming of them all. (We recommend biking to explore these temples. If you wish to take up this option, please inform us upon your booking.)

For some family fun this afternoon, take a ride on a tuk tuk to the Happy Ranch where you begin a 3-hour temple and countryside trail horse riding. (Note: For children under 7 years old, we recommend the family to take a horse-cart ride through the countryside instead.) (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against the Angkor Wat (optional). Return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing your exploration of Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei. Choose activities for this afternoon from either quad biking or visit the floating villages on the Tonle Sap Lake. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 04 DEPART SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)


5 Days Greater Angkor Indepth DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to hotel. Explore the Angkor temples in chronological order beginning with the Roulous group of temples (built 877-899). A great starting point for Angkorian exploration, discover Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. Dinner tonight will be accompanied with classical Apsara dance performances. (Lunch, dinner included)

DAY 02 SIEM REAP Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against the Angkor Wat (optional). Return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing your exploration of Bantaey Srei (built 968-1001). This afternoon, explore Angkor Wat (built 1112-1152) and witness dusk at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate (built 1181-1201). Within this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity of Bayon and Ta Prohm (built 11811201). On the way back to Siem Reap, you will visit Bantaey Kdei (built 1181-1201). Break away from the temples this afternoon and make an excursion to the Tonle Sap Lake. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 04 SIEM REAP Covered in much foliage, Beng Mealea (12th century temple) is certainly wilder than most temples. In many ways, it was a prototype before the monumental endeavour of the Angkor Wat. Cycle off the beaten track and past the magnificent Kulen Mountain, paddy fields and local houses on stilts. Enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, climb Phnom Bok built during the reign of King Yasovarman. Explore the ruins atop the temple and soak in the views of the beautiful vistas and plains below. Continue cycling towards Siem Reap town and en route, explore the Pagoda and the abandoned Chau Srey Vibol temple ruins that offer magnificent views of the five towers of Angkor Wat rising amidst the distant tree tops. Explore the former Khmer prison before you ride the final 9km where your transportation awaits you to transfer back into town. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 05 DEPART SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)

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5 Days Cambodian Insight DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. Begin your exploration at Preah Khan, the holy city of victory and continue on to Neak Pean. Discover charming Ta Som that has been left largely un-restored. Dinner tonight will be accompanied with classical Apsara dance performances.

Moving in tune with the rhythm of the great annual flood of Tonle Sap, take a boat ride to the village of Kompong Phhluk on stilts this afternoon. Explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and discover Chong Kneas where homes and structures shift with the seasons. (Breakfast, lunch included)

(Lunch, dinner included)

DAY 02 SIEM REAP Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate. Within this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity of Bayon and Ta Prohm which many deem the most charming of them all. Explore Angkor Wat in the afternoon, a masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire before witnessing dusk at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup. (We recommend biking to explore these temples. If you wish to take up this option, please inform us upon your booking.) (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against the Angkor Wat (optional). Return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing your exploration of Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei.

OUR RECOMMENDED EXTENSION:

Sihanoukville Beach Retreat A 3 hours’ drive from Phnom Penh is the seaside resort of Sihanoukville. Enjoy this secluded beach before it becomes a mass tourist site! Our 3Days/2Nights extension includes hotel of your choice with daily breakfast and return road transfer from Phnom Penh.

DAY 04 SIEM REAP / PHNOM PENH Transfer to the airport and fly to Phnom Penh. After Siem Reap, Phnom Penh is a jolt to one’s senses. The capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia is an emerging city filled with modern buildings and distant memories. Visit the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Testament to the horrifying legacy of the Khmer Rouge, tour the Tuol Sleng museum, a former school turned concentration camp. Move on to the Russian market where the sights, smells and passionate locals fill your senses in the narrow aisles. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 05 DEPART PHNOM PENH Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)

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7 Days Temples and Nature of Cambodia

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DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel. Begin your exploration at Preah Khan, the holy city of victory and continue on to Neak Pean. Discover charming Ta Som that has been left largely un-restored. Dinner tonight will be accompanied with classical Apsara dance performances.

DAY 04 SIEM REAP / PHNOM PENH / KOH KONG Transfer to the airport and fly to Phnom Penh. Transfer to the 4 River Floating Lodge in Tatai, Koh Kong and have the rest of the day free at leisure. Enjoy a good book or soak up the sun, taking in the beautiful surrounding.

(Lunch, dinner included)

(Breakfast included)

DAY 02 SIEM REAP Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate. Within this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity of Bayon and Ta Prohm which many deem the most charming of all.

DAY 05 KOH KONG Explore the Tatai Waterfall located on the border with Thailand. Catch local markets in nearby villages or discover the customs, natural cures and beliefs of the Cambodians. Take a boat ride to visit the sea mangroves and Koh Kape where fish paste, an essential ingredient in Khmer cuisine is produced.

Explore Angkor Wat in the afternoon, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire before we witness dusk at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup.

(Breakfast, picnic lunch included)

(We recommend biking to explore these temples. If you wish to take up this option, please inform us upon your booking.) (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP Rise early this morning and be rewarded with views of sunrise against the Angkor Wat (optional). Return to the hotel for breakfast before continuing your exploration of Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei. Take a boat ride to the village of Kompong Phhluk on stilts this afternoon. Explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and discover Chong Kneas where homes and structures shift with the seasons.

DAY 06 KOH KONG / PHNOM PENH Take a leisurely breakfast before driving to Phnom Penh. The capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia is an emerging city filled with modern buildings and distant memories. Visit the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Testament to the horrifying legacy of the Khmer Rouge, tour the Tuol Sleng museum. Move on to the Russian market where the sights and scents will fill your senses. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 07 DEPART PHNOM PENH Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)

(Breakfast, lunch included)

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Tethered balloon ride

Horse-riding

Ride above the Angkor Wat on a tethered balloon and enjoy views from a different angle. Watch sunrise or sunset from above when the sunbeams cast over this ancient temple.

Enjoy a 3 hour ride in the peaceful countryside of Cambodia passing through rice fields and villages, a unique experience to interact with the locals.

Half day Tonle Sap Lake

Quad biking

Take a boat ride to the village of Kompong Phhluk and explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and discover the floating village of Chong Kneas where homes and structures shift with the seasons.

Discover the hidden charm of Angkor Wat’s surrounding on an All Terrain Vehicle. Go on a 41-kilometer journey on a quad-bike to beautiful corners inaccessible by car.

Micro-light flight over Angkor Wat and beyond

Learn how to cook authentic Khmer dishes at the Paul Dubrule School of Hospitality and Tourism. Thereafter, enjoy your creation at the restaurant terrace.

Fly over Angkor Wat and surrounding temples in an American made Quik GT450 light aircraft. Flights start from 15 minutes to an hour flying over temples, lake and beyond.

Khmer cuisine cooking lesson


Beyond Cambodia The three Indochina countries, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia share much of their historical legacies; from their distinctive Indian and Chinese influence to their French colonial past. And the Mekong River is certainly a lifeline shared by all three closely. A trip combining two or more of these countries allows you to concentrate specifically on your interests. You can go on a heritage trail covering the UNESCO sites of Angkor, Luang Prabang, Hue, Hoi An and My Son or follow the Mekong from the Delta up Tonle Sap River to Angkor Wat.

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5 Days Angkor and Da Nang DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap. Begin your exploration of the Cambodian empire with sunset atop the temple of Phnom Bakheng. Enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with Apsara dance. (Dinner included)

DAY 02 SIEM REAP Rise early for a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat (optional). Explore the lost city of Angkor Thom and be awed by the magnificent Ta Prohm. Tour the main Angkor Wat Temple and catch sunset at the Pre Rup temple. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP / DA NANG Visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei set in the lovely

countryside. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Da Nang. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 04 DA NANG – HUE Take a day excursion to Hue, driving along the South China Sea and over the Han Van Pass (Pass of the Clouds). (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 05 DEPART DA NANG A walking tour of Hoi An reveals a lovely riverside township while a drive away sets My Son amidst lovely hill scenery. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)

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DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap. Begin your exploration of the Cambodian empire at Angkor Wat Temple before catching sunset at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup. Enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with Apsara dance. (Lunch, dinner included)

DAY 04 LUANG PRABANG Rise early today and join the locals in giving alms to monks (optional). Visit Wat Xieng Thong temple before catching a traditional long boat to the Pak Ou cave. Ascend Mt Phousy for a panoramic view of the city in the evening. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 02 SIEM REAP Rise early for a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat (optional). Explore the lost city of Angkor Thom and be awed by the magnificent Ta Prohm. Drive through the countryside to visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei and catch sunset at the Pre Rup temple. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 05 LUANG PRABANG Make an excursion to the Kuangsi Waterfalls and visit some local villages along the way. In the afternoon, visit the former Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Visunalat and Wat Aham. The rest of the day is free at leisure. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP / LUANG PRABANG Take a boat trip to the Tonle Sap Lake to observe life on water. Fly to Luang Prabang in the afternoon and spend the evening strolling through the town and visit the night market. (Breakfast included)

DAY 06 DEPART LUANG PRABANG Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)


7 Days Angkor to Hanoi DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap. Begin your exploration of the Cambodian empire with sunset atop the temple of Phnom Bakheng. Enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with Apsara dance. (Dinner included) DAY 02 SIEM REAP Rise early for a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat (optional). Explore the lost city of Angkor Thom and be awed by the magnificent Ta Prohm. Tour the main Angkor Wat Temple in the afternoon and catch sunset at the Pre Rup temple. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP / HANOI Visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei set in the lovely countryside before flying to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Former Residence before visiting the Temple of Literature. Enjoy a traditional lunch and rickshaw ride through the alleys of bustling Old Quarter. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 05 HANOI / HALONG BAY Drive through the rustic countryside to Halong Bay and board your overnight cruise. Kayak, swim and take in the beautiful scenery. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

DAY 06 HALONG BAY / HANOI Head out to the limestone grottos to admire its many unique formations. Enjoy an authentic water puppet show on your way back to Hanoi. (Breakfast, lunch included)

(Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 07 DEPART HANOI Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 04 HANOI Join the locals at Hoan Kiem Lake for a round of Taichi. Tour Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his

(Breakfast included)

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7 Days Saigon to Angkor DAY 01 ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Head for Cholon, the city’s Chinatown and Thien Hau Pagoda. Enjoy a cyclo ride and visit the War Crime Museum and former Presidential Palace.

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DAY 05 SIEM REAP Explore the lost city of Angkor Thom and be awed by the magnificent Ta Prohm. Tour the main Angkor Wat Temple in the afternoon and catch sunset at Pre Rup or Phnom Bakheng. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 02 HO CHI CHI MINH CITY Enjoy a full day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnel and Caodai temple. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 HO CHI MINH CITY / MEKONG CRUISE Board your overnight cruise and cruise down the Mekong River crossing the Cho Lach Canal. Visit a village on the banks of river Mang Thít. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

DAY 04 MEKONG CRUISE / HO CHI MINH CITY / SIEM REAP Join in the action at the Tra On floating market. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and fly to Siem Reap.

DAY 06 SIEM REAP Wake up early for sunrise tour of Angkor Wat (optional). Visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei before taking a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake and observe how the locals live on water. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 07 DEPART SIEM REAP Spend your morning exploring Preah Khan, Neak Pean and Ta Som temples before your transfer to the airport. (Breakfast included)

(Breakfast, lunch included)

The itineraries in this brochure are our recommendations. If you cannot find one that suits you, contact us for a tailor-made trip.


8 Days Mekong – Vietnam to Angkor DAY 01 ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Head for Cholon, visit the city’s Chinatown and the Thien Hau Pagoda. Tour the War Crime Museum and former Presidential Palace. DAY 02 HO CHI MINH CITY Enjoy a full day excursion to Cu Chi Tunnel and Caodai temple.

Pagoda. Learn about the Khmer Rougue at the Tuol Sleng Museum and shop at the Russian market. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

For a more in-depth exploration of the Mekong, board the luxurious 20th century boutique style Jayavarman cruise for 3 nights cruising upstream from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta City of My Tho to Phnom Penh.

(Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 HO CHI MINH CITY / MEKONG DELTA – CAN THO Drive to Vinh Long to visit the Cai Be floating market, lush orchard, bonsai garden and a traditional familyrun brick kilns. (Breakfast, dinner included)

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DAY 04 MEKONG DELTA – CAN THO / CHAU DOC Rise early for a morning cruise to Cai Rang floating market then travel to Chau Doc, a town on the border bank of Mekong linking Vietnam and Cambodia.

DAY 06 PHNOM PENH / SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap. Explore the lost city of Angkor Thom and be awed by the magnificent Ta Prohm and catch sunset at Phnom Bhakeng or Pre Rup temple. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 07 SIEM REAP Wake up early for a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat (optional). Tour the main Angkor Wat Temple before visiting Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei in the afternoon. (Breakfast, lunch included)

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

DAY 08 DEPART SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 05 CHAU DOC/PHNOM PENH Cross the border into Cambodia by speed boat and explore Phnom Penh. Visit the Royal Palace and Silver

(Breakfast included) Note: The above itinerary can be done in reverse order.

9 Days Heritages of Indochina (Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang and Hanoi with Halong Bay) DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap. Begin your exploration of Angkor Wat Temple and catch the sunset atop the temple of Phnom Bakheng. Enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with Apsara dance.

DAY 05 LUANG PRABANG / HANOI This morning, visit the former Royal Palace and the National Museum, Wat Visunalat and Wat Aham. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. (Breakfast, lunch included)

(Dinner included)

DAY 02 SIEM REAP Rise early for a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat (optional). Explore the lost city of Angkor Thom and be awed by the magnificent Ta Prohm. Drive through the countryside to visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei.

DAY 06 HANOI Join the locals at Hoan Kiem Lake for a round of Taichi. Tour Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Former Residence and Temple of Literature. Enjoy a traditional lunch and rickshaw ride through the alleys of bustling Old Quarter.

(Breakfast, lunch included)

(Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP / LUANG PRABANG Take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake to see the interesting way of life on water before flying to Luang Prabang.

DAY 07 HANOI / HALONG BAY Drive through rustic countryside to Halong Bay to board your overnight cruise. Kayak, swim and take in the beautiful scenery.

(Breakfast, lunch included)

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)

DAY 04 LUANG PRABANG Rise early to join the locals in giving alms to the monks (optional). Visit Wat Xieng Thong temple before catching a traditional long boat to Pak Ou Cave. Ascend Mt Phousy for a panoramic view of the city in the evening.

DAY 08 HALONG BAY / HANOI Head out to the limestone grottos to admire its many unique formations. Enjoy an authentic water puppet show on the way back to Hanoi.

(Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 09 DEPART HANOI Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

(Breakfast, lunch included)

(Breakfast included)


12 Days Angkor and Vietnam DAY 01 ARRIVE SIEM REAP Fly to Siem Reap. Tour Angkor Wat Temple with sunset atop the temple of Phnom Bakheng. Enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner with Apsara dance. (Dinner included) DAY 02 SIEM REAP Rise early for a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat (optional). Explore the lost city of Angkor Thom and be awed by the magnificent Ta Prohm. Drive through the countryside to visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 03 SIEM REAP / HO CHI MINH CITY Take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake to observe the locals’ life on water before flying to Ho Chi Minh City. Head for Cholon, the city’s Chinatown and Thien Hau Pagoda. Enjoy a cyclo ride and visit the War Crime Museum and former Presidential Palace.

one of the most important Cham site in the country. (Breakfast, lunch included)

DAY 07 HOI AN / HUE Drive along the South China Sea and over the Han Van Pass (Pass of the Clouds) to Hue. Visit the Imperial Citadel and the royal tomb of Tu Duc. (Breakfast, lunch included) DAY 08 HUE / HANOI Fly to Hanoi and visit the Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Take a rickshaw ride and sample a cup of the nation’s favourite roast coffee. (Breakfast included)

DAY 09 HANOI Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his Former Residence, One Pillar-Pagoda and Temple of Literature. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. (Breakfast, lunch included)

(Breakfast included)

DAY 04 HO CHI MINH CITY Enjoy a full day excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnel and Caodai temple. (Breakfast, lunch included) DAY 05 HO CHI MINH CITY / DA NANG / HOI AN Fly to Da Nang. Enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An. (Breakfast included)

DAY 06 HOI AN Take in the sights and sounds on board a fisherman boat and enjoy a sumptuous home cooked lunch. Visit My Son,

DAY 10 HANOI / HALONG BAY Drive through rustic countryside to Halong Bay and board your overnight cruise. Kayak, swim and take in the beautiful scenery. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included) DAY 11 HALONG BAY / HANOI Head out to the limestone grottos to admire its many unique formations. Enjoy an authentic water puppet show on the way back to Hanoi. (Breakfast, lunch included) DAY 12 DEPART HANOI Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast included)


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