Departs on Nov 15, 2024
Day 1 Toronto to Hong Kong to Vietnam
Today we fly from Toronto Pearson Airport to Hong Kong and continue to Vietnam.
Day 2 Tuesday Hong Kong to Hanoi to Halong Bay (D)
Our driver will be present at the airport to pick you up and transfer to Halong Bay. Check in hotel and relax.
Overnight in Halong Plaza Hotel or similar
Day 3 Wednesday Halong Bay – Hanoi (BLD)
After breakfast, we will take a cruise on Halong Bay, the world heritage site since 1995. You will be amazed by various limestone Karsts formation in different sizes and shapes. Back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
Overnight in Crown plaza Hanoi or similar
Day 4: Thursday Hanoi (BLD)
Today we are going to Visit Ho Chi Minh complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh House on stilt, one pillar pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Fish Pond.
Later we visit the Temples of Literature dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi and also functioning as Vietnam's first university. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake – the most beautiful lake in Hanoi with Turtle Tower.
Water puppet show in the evening.
Day 5 Friday Hanoi- Hue (BLD)
Transfer to Airport and fly to Hue- the ancient capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival we visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Tombs of Dong Khanh. Then explore the Hue Imperial City, nine Dynastic Urns, and the noon Gate.
Hotel: Hue - Imperial hotel or similar (5 Stars)
Day 6: Saturday Hue – Saigon (BLD)
Start the day with a sampan ride along the Perfume River, enjoy the landmark of the Hue with the old city and the Citadel on the north side and the newer city on the south side of the River. Transfer to airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel and relax.
Day 7 Sunday Ho Chi Minh City (BLD)
Start your day visiting two iconic architectural landmarks the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Next, visit the Reunification Palace, once a symbol of the South Vietnamese Government. Continue to visit the War Remnants Museum. Here, your guide will tell the story of the city’s darkest and most tragic hours during the Vietnam War.
In the afternoon we visit Cu Chi Tunnels- the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War.
Day 8 Monday Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta (BLD)
Pick up in the hotel lobby and transfer for Mekong Delta tour.
On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, and view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank.
Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC.
Day 9 Ho Chi Minhn city to Siem Reap (Cambodia) (BLD)
You will be transferred to airport for your departure flight to Siem Reap.
On arrival, transfer to check in the hotel. Then we will visit at the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. Stroll around the local market afterwards.
Free on your leisure in the hotel.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (BLD)
Today we start the tour to South Gate of Angkor Thom, and then go to Angkor Thom (the temple) which was built by Angkor’s greatest king, Jayavarman VII. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown until now. Then we go to Baphoun which is one of the most spectacular of Angkor’s temples in its heyday; to Terrace of the Elephants that was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall; to Terrace of the Leper King, another of Angkor ’s mysteries. After lunch, we will visit Ta Prohm Temple. Angkor Wat then sunset from Bakheng Hill Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 11 Siem Reap to Bangkok (Thailand) (BLD)
Upon arrival we will drive through Chinatown, Little India (Pahurat) and Bangkok’s largest Flower market (Pak Klong Talaat). Next visit is Wat Phowhich - famous for its golden Reclining Buddha. Our last stop is a “must to see” attraction for every visitor to Bangkok,The Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple.
Accommodation: Aetas Lumpini Hotel or similar
Day 12 Bangkok- Kanchanaburi-Bangkok (BLD)
Today we are going to visit a floating market in Damnoensaduak, where you will see local people doing their daily grocery shopping. Our lunch is at local restaurant in Kanchanburi. After visiting war museum our last stop is the elephant camp where you will have a close encounter with elephants. We drive back to hotel and relax afterwards.
Day 13 Bangkok –stops - home
We transfer to airport for your flight to sweet home.
Land Only Price: CAD$ 2650 P/P
The price is based on double occupancy, single supplement is $750.
1. Entrance fees
2. Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned transportation with English speaking guide service.
4. Pick-up and drop-off service from airport as specified on the itinerary
5. Meals as specified on itinerary
1. Vietnam Visa fee $160 p/p, Cambodia visa fee $160p/p, mail service available at extra cost where applicable.
2. Tipping to tour guide, driver and porter fees
3. All flights, and will be added later upon request.
4. Travel Insurance (Please inquire W Holidays for accurate cost)
5. Personal expenses such as laundry, alcoholic beverages and telephone call; Excess baggage.
Price and itinerary are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. This extension can be booked as an individual tour with additional international airfare. Minimum 10 bookings for this extension required to guarantee the operation.
Deposit $400 p/p required at booking and is non-refundable. Payments made by Credit card are subject to a 3% surcharge.