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Exclusively for solo travellers, this immersive tour discovers the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia with cultural experiences, group activities and a great chance to chill with your companions.
Pay a visit to the extraordinary Angkor Wat, the most iconic structure within the Angkor Complex, as seen on BBC One's Sacred Wonders.
Cruise the emerald waters of Vietnam's most famous bay
Wander the charming streets of this well preserved city
Wander the airy boulevards of Cambodia's charming capital city
Visit the majestic temple of Angkor and embrace your inner explorer
Fly overnight to Hanoi, Vietnam elegant
capital city. On arrival at the airport you will
be met by a member of the Wendy Wu Tours
team and transferred to the hotel. The rest of
the day is free.
This morning, you will meet your fellow
travellers and head out to explore the city!
We’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the Stilt
House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple
of Literature, before we sit down together to
sample traditional Vietnamese egg coffee.
Dinner will include a cultural performance and
cooking demonstration, and feature local dish,
bun thang. (B,L,D)
The highlight of any trip to Vietnam, today we
take to the waters of the incredible Halong
Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a
vision of awe-inspiring beauty, we’ll sail lazily
amongst the limestone karst peaks, soaking
up the views from the deck of your traditional
vessel and docking to visit an impressive cave.
Rise early to watch the sun rise over the bay,
and to take part in an invigorating session of
Tai Chi on deck. Fly to Danang and transfer to
the charming town of Hoi An. (B)
This morning we will share a community
experience in the rural village of Tra Que,
joining a local family for lunch and a cooking
demonstration. This afternoon, we will wander
the sights of Hoi An, stopping at Reaching
Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, before
enjoying a well-deserved tea break in the tea
Today is a free day for you to spend as you
wish; your guide will be on hand to give
options and ideas. (B)
Fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest, and most
vibrant, city. Head out of the city to the
fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet
Cong during the war. (B,L)
We journey to Ben Tre to discover the Mekong
Delta, a rich and fertile region that produces
a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and
tropical fruit. Today, we’ll taste some of the
produce of the area, enjoy traditional music,
paddle through the palm-lined canals in a
sampan and visit a floating fishing village.
This morning we’ll start exploring the Notre
Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office
before visiting the Reunification Palace
and the chilling War Remnants Museum.
This afternoon, we will fly to Phnom Penh,
Cambodia’s lovely capital, where we’ll toast
our arrival with a cold glass of beer on the
Together, we’ll take to the roads of Phnom
Penh by cyclo, before visiting the beautiful
Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and browsing
the artefacts of the National Museum. This
afternoon, we’ll learn about Cambodia’s tragic
past at the affecting Tuol Sleng Museum and
the Killing Fields. (B,L,D)
Fly to Siem Reap, gateway to the temples of
Angkor. Travelling in a fleet of tuk-tuks, we’ll
explore Angkor Thom, the old walled city of
the Khmer Empire, where we’ll see the Bayon
and Terrace of the Elephants. As the sun sets,
the group will take to boats to float peacefully
on the waters of Angkor Thom’s moat. (B,L)
Heading back to Angkor, we start amongst
the atmospheric ruins of Ta Prohm before
exploring the wonders of Angkor Wat. We’ll
then travel farther afield to Banteay Srei,
a temple famous for its incredibly intricate
carvings. What better way to end an
adventure-filled day than relaxing in a rooftop
bar with a group of fellow travellers and a
High water season (Aug-Feb)
Cruise the waters of Tonle Sap Lake to the
floating village of Kampong Kleng, where we’ll
meet the community who call it home. Return
to Siem Reap via Artisan D’Angkor for a spot
Low water season (Mar-Jul)
Visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas,
where we’ll meet the community who call
it home. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan
D’Angkor for a spot of shopping.
The afternoon is free to spend as you wish –
shopping at the local market is a good option.
This last evening together, we will share a
farewell dinner to reflect on our adventures,
before enjoying the fantastic Phare Circus.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
UK citizens will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a single entry stay of up to 15 days. Entry visas for Vietnam are required for stays longer than 15 days or for multiple entries into Vietnam within a 30 day period. To allow for unforeseen circumstances if your tour includes a stay of 15 days or more in Vietnam the standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost. Currently the visa exemption rule applies until 30th June 2017. Should the visa requirements for UK citizens travelling to Vietnam change after 30th June 2017 you will be contacted by Wendy Wu Tours regarding your visa requirements.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. ...Read more
A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower. ...Read more
This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore. ...Read more
Based in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Kravan hotel is equipped with a swimming pool, rooftop bar, gym and spa. With super fast Wifi available free throughout the hotel, it within walking distance to popular local and international restaurants, beer gardens, bakeries, branded coffees, health clinics, mini marts and other local services. Kravan has been specially designed to make your stay luxurious, comfortable and for peace of mind....Read more
Perfectly combining a French and Khmer aesthetic, the Lotus Blanc is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the lively heart of Siem Reap. Stately but chic, there is a large pool, fitness centre, spa, 3 bars and 3 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes. Rooms are expansive, bright and minimalist and boast a balcony, bathroom with rain shower, television, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, armchairs and air-conditioning. ...Read more
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