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11 Days - Vietnam & Cambodia

11 Days - Vietnam & Cambodia

11 Days Tours covering Vietnam and Cambodia

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Day 1

Arrival Hanoi - Cyclo Tour

On arrival at Hanoi airport and after clearing immigrations and baggage claim, meet your local representative / Tour manager in the arrival hall and proceed to your hotel. (Check in time is 15:00hrs). Late afternoon have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Note : If your arrival time is late, then cyclo tour wont be provided.

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Day 2

Hanoi City Tour

Today visits to Ho Chi Minh Complex, inclusive of Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. The wooden ethnic minority style house surrounded by lovely peaceful gardens. In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda. Our next stop will be Tran Quoc Pagoda, this is the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. This afternoon, we visit Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, visit Museum of Ethnology, widely considered to be the finest modern museum of Vietnam.

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Day 3

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi

A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead us to Ninh Binh, the site of one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le. Take a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Halong Bay. Later drive from Tam Coc to Hoa Lu through tranquil villages to enjoy the daily life of people in Ninh Binh until reaching the shady temples with many dedicated wood relieves of King Dinh and King Le.

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Day 4

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Journey east through picturesque rice-farming villages to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006. On arrival, transfer to our overnight cruise. Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island. We visit Luon cave, the perfect combination of limestone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people. Continue to visit the beautiful Ti Top beach - famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand. Dinner will be served with Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu.
(Local Lunch & Local Dinner)

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Day 5

Halong - Hanoi - Fly to Saigon

Today transfer by tender to visit Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance, the biggest caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. We disembark the cruise around 11h30 and transfer back to Hanoi (no accommodation). Enjoy leisure time until transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon.

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Day 6

Saigon City Tour

Proceed on a city tour to see classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-romanesque Notredame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Continue to see the Reunification Palace & the War Remnants Museum. Later visit Mariamman Hindu Temple dedicated to the goddess of the Rain ‘Mariamman’. Afternoon, head out to Cholon (Chinatown), which makes Saigon differ from other cities of Vietnam. Beginning with a brief visit to Binh Tay Market. Continue to Thien Hau Pagoda and end the tour at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.

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Day 7

Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon

After breakfast, we head to My Tho, the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper, etc. Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. Embark on the small boats rowed the local people thru the small canals with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. This afternoon, we take a rowing-boat along water palm creek before we return to Saigon, with stop to visit the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda on the way.

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Day 8

Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon - Fly to Siem Reap

After breakfast and check out hotel, we transfer to visit Cu Chi tunnels - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres & kitchens. After a short introduction video showing how the tunnels were constructed, you will have a chance to crawl into a short section of the tunnels to feel the oppressive narrowness and heat inside. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

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Day 9

Siem Reap - Full Day Angkor Tour

After breakfast, we explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, walled and moated royal city, was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire. The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Last visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty. This afternoon we visit Angkor Wat temple, the Cambodia’s ancient temple is one of the wonders of the oriental world. It is a replica of the universe according to the Hindu mythology. Finally, we visit Pre Rup - was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman and enjoy sunset there.

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Day 10

Siem Reap City Tour - Floating Village

After breakfast, we visit Wat Thmei (Killing Field) contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Continue to visit the “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecole” the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. Afternoon, we visit Floating Villages, located 10 kilometres south of Siem Reap. Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia and the largest in Asia. Then visit Wat Bo, a highly respected pagoda founded in the 18th century, contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be from late 19th century. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale.

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Day 11

Departure Siem Reap

After breakfast, check and transfer to the airport for your return flight home - (check out time 11:00 hrs). Depending on your return flight timing, you will be transferred to the airport. (Mode of transport could be either coach or mini van along with other passengers from the group. Please note – late check out is not guaranteed and is advisable to opt for morning flight.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

2019 USD Dates and Prices

 

Dates

Adult

Child

(2-11)

Single

Jan - 16

$1345

$1130

$1760

Feb - 21

$1345

$1130

$1760

Apr - 20

$1345

$1130

$1760

May - 09, 23

$1345

$1130

$1760

Aug - 08, 22

$1345

$1130

$1760

Sep - 19

$1345

$1130

$1760

Oct - 19

$1450

$1225

$1910

Nov - 07, 28

$1450

$1225

$1910

Dec - 19

$1450

$1225

$1910


Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $245 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person(s) (excluding infants)

$140 reduction will apply for a 2nd child without a bed

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 10 weeks in advance and get

$85 OFF per adult and child

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

 $55 OFF per adult and child

 

Country Details

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Vietnam

Hanoi

Dong

Yes

UTC +7

220V,

50Hz

+84

Cambodia

(Kingdom of Cambodia)

Phnom Penh

Riel

Yes

UTC +7

230V,

50Hz

+855

 

Currency

 

Vietnam

 

The national currency is the dong (internationally symbolised as VND), which is difficult to find or exchange outside Vietnam; change money on arrival and try to get rid of any leftovers before leaving the country.

 

Not all Vietnamese banks perform exchange of dong.

 

However, it is easy and fast to change dongs to major foreign currencies with reasonable rates at Vietnam's main international airports.

 

Prices are widely advertised in US dollars, namely because of the unstable currency valuation of the dong. Most visitors opt to keep the bulk of their cash in US dollars and exchange or withdraw dong as needed.

 

For credit card payments, there is usually a 3% surcharge, so cash may be advantageous for large transactions.

 

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.

 

Cambodia

 

The Cambodian riel (KHR) and US dollar (USD) are interchangeable currencies in Cambodia.

 

It's advisable to spend or donate all of your riel before leaving Cambodia as riel only have value outside Cambodia as souvenirs. No one will exchange them.

ATMs generally charge a fee of around USD$5 per withdrawal.

 

VISA and JCB are the most widely accepted credit cards; MasterCard and American Express cards are slowly becoming more widely accepted. Note that many places, especially budget restaurants and accommodation, do not accept credit cards.

 

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from vegetarian, or non-vegetarian (Jain or Halal will not always be available) meals. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

 

Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

Cambodia

Cambodia

Vietnam

Vietnam


Hotels

 

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

Some hotels in Vietnam and Cambodia will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

 

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s) excluding infants.

 

Other Advisories

 

General

 

Once in Vietnam and Cambodia, you must carry your passport with you at all times.

 

High Altitude

 

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

 

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

 

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

 

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

 

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

 

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at the airport where flights are done by Star Tours at the allocated time. If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

 

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

 

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

 

Visas & Passports

 

Cambodia

 

Tourist visas are available on arrival at the Phnom Penh or Siem Reap international airports, for $30. If you wish to get a visa on arrival you should arrive with a passport photograph. You can also get an eVisa online before you travel.

 

Visa fees, conditions and photograph requirements are subject to change. Check the Royal Cambodian Embassy, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation website for the latest information on fees, conditions and photograph requirements and on how to apply for an e-visa.

 

Vietnam

 

Until 30 June 2021 ‘British Citizen’ passport holders travelling for tourism or business can enter Vietnam for up to a maximum of 15 days (inclusive of dates of entry and exit) without a visa. If you have a different type of British nationality – for example ‘British national (overseas)’ you’ll need to get a visa before entering Vietnam.

 

For visits of up to 30 days, you can get an e-visa online before you travel. Use of the e-visa is limited to certain entry/exit points which you must select at the time of application. E-visa is only applicable to ‘British Citizen’ passport holders. If you don’t have fixed travel plans, consider applying for a regular single entry visa from the nearest Vietnamese Embassy, which allows more flexibility.

 

All other nationals should check with the relevant embassy.

 

Weather

 

Cambodia

 

In Cambodia, the climate is tropical, hot all year round, with a rainy season from May to mid-November, when the south-west monsoon prevails, and a dry season from mid-November to April. The dry season can be divided into two periods: the first is the least hot of the year, while the second, from mid-February to May, before the monsoon arrives, is the hottest of the year. The monsoon withdraws in early November in the north, and between the middle and the end of the month in the centre-south.

 

Vietnam

 

The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the north, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry. In the far north, December & January can be particularly cold. Central Vietnam experiences hot, dry weather between January & August when temperatures can hit the mid-30°C’s; whilst high levels of rainfall can occur in September, October & November. Southern Vietnam is generally dry and hot from November to April, and warm and wet between May & October, with the highest rainfall in June, July & August.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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