Ancient Angkor Wat & Beyond

Ancient Angkor Wat & Beyond

ITINERARY

11 Days:  Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

Tour Overview:
Revel in Vietnam’s energetic capital Hanoi, cruise an azure ocean pierced by surreal looking limestone islands in Ha Long Bay and enjoy the watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages along the Mekong Delta. While in Cambodia you’ll meander through fascinating Angkor Wat and interact with street vendors while you purchase fresh ingredients for your Khmer cooking class.

Day 1 - Arrive Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. You are welcomed at the airport and escorted to your hotel.


Day 2 - Hanoi

Start your day off by exploring Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays & Fridays) before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then explore the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple. A one-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi, learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture and take a stop at an ancient Vietnamese
“long house.” In the evening, take delight in watching a traditional water puppet performance. (B)


Day 3 - Hanoi / Ha Long Bay

Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a  seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. (BLD)


Day 4 - Ha Long Bay / Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf. You will be returned to Hanoi and transferred to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. (B)


Day 5 - Ho Chi Minh City

In the morning you will visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels where Vietnamese guerrillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for a half-day city tour. Highlights include the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Chinatown, the Binh Tay Market and either the Thien Hau Temple or the Quan Am Pagoda. (B)


Day 6 - Ho Chi Minh City / Mekong Delta

Depart for the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in My Tho, enjoy a boat cruise along the river. Experience an exciting horse-drawn cart ride to visit a local house where you will enjoy tea and taste home grown fruits. Board a sampan and drift along the narrow, tree-lined canals for further exploration of the Mekong Delta. After lunch, visit a family-run business making coconut candy before returning to My Tho. On the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City, visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda if time permits. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by the late afternoon. (BL)


Day 7 - Ho Chi Minh City / Siem Reap

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, enter Angkor Thom via the Southern Gate. Proceed to visit the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace and the Elephant Terrace. (B)


Day 8 - Siem Reap

After breakfast, visit the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei – and the Banteay Samre Temple. On the way back, swing by the Ta Prohm Temple which is mystically enveloped in the jungle. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Angkor Wat. Explore its extraordinary  rchitecture for an opportunity to experience a spectacular sunset over the monuments. (B)


Day 9 - Siem Reap / Phnom Penh

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon,  visit some of the capital’s most impressive sites. End the tour with a rejuvenating traditional Khmer massage at La Rose Spa and indulge yourself with a Khmer welcome dinner. (BD)


Day 10 - Phnom Penh

You will have the opportunity to participate in a half day Khmer cuisine cooking class in a traditional Khmer setting. In the afternoon, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the notorious Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. On the way back, stop and witness the PSE (Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant), which provides support for underprivileged children. In the evening, visit the house of a local family for a home-cooked dinner. (BLD)


Day 11 - Phnom Penh / Departure

You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight home. (B)

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DATES / PRICING / ACCOMMODATIONS

2024 (First class hotels)
Daily Departure Sgl Occ Dbl Occ Trp Occ
Jan 11 - Jan 21 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jan 17 - Jan 28 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jan 24 - Feb 04 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jan 31 - Feb 11 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Feb 07 - Feb 18 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Feb 14 - Feb 25 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Feb 21 - Mar 03 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Feb 28 - Mar 10 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Mar 06 - Mar 17 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Mar 13 - Mar 27 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Mar 20 - Mar 31 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Mar 27 - Apr 07 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Apr 03 - Apr 14 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Apr 10 - Apr 21 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Apr 17 - Apr 28 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Apr 24 - May 05 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
May 01 - May 12 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
May 08 -May 19 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
May 15 - May 26 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
May 22 - Jun 02 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
May 29 - Jun 09 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jun 05 - Jun 16 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jun 12 - Jun 23 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jun 19 - Jun 30 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jun 26 - Jul 07 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jul 03 - Jul 14 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jul 10 - Jul 21 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jul 17 - Jul 28 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jul 24 - Aug 04 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Jul 31 - Aug 11 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Aug 07 - Aug 18 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Aug 14 -Aug 25 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Aug 21 - Sep 01 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Aug 28 - Sep 08 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Sep 04 - Sep 15 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Sep 11 - Sep 22 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Sep 18 - Sep 29 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Sep 25 - Oct 06 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Oct 02 - Oct 13 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Oct 09 - Oct 20 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Oct 16 - Oct 27 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Oct 23 - Nov 03 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Oct 30 - Nov 10 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Nov 06 - Nov 17 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Nov 13 - Nov 24 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Nov 20 - Dec 01 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Nov 27 - Dec 08 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Dec 04 - Dec 15 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Dec 11 - Dec 22 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
Dec 18 - Dec 29 CAD 9,006 CAD 5,450 CAD 4,931
2024 (Deluxe hotels)
Daily Departure Sgl Occ Dbl Occ Trp Occ
Jan 11 - Jan 21 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jan 17 - Jan 28 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jan 24 - Feb 04 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jan 31 - Feb 11 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Feb 07 - Feb 18 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Feb 14 - Feb 25 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Feb 21 - Mar 03 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Feb 28 - Mar 10 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Mar 06 - Mar 17 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Mar 13 - Mar 27 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Mar 20 - Mar 31 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Mar 27 - Apr 07 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Apr 03 - Apr 14 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Apr 10 - Apr 21 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Apr 17 - Apr 28 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Apr 24 - May 05 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
May 01 - May 12 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
May 08 -May 19 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
May 15 - May 26 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
May 22 - Jun 02 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
May 29 - Jun 09 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jun 05 - Jun 16 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jun 12 - Jun 23 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jun 19 - Jun 30 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jun 26 - Jul 07 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jul 03 - Jul 14 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jul 10 - Jul 21 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jul 17 - Jul 28 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jul 24 - Aug 04 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Jul 31 - Aug 11 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Aug 07 - Aug 18 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Aug 14 -Aug 25 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Aug 21 - Sep 01 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Aug 28 - Sep 08 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Sep 04 - Sep 15 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Sep 11 - Sep 22 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Sep 18 - Sep 29 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Sep 25 - Oct 06 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Oct 02 - Oct 13 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Oct 09 - Oct 20 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Oct 16 - Oct 27 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Oct 23 - Nov 03 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Oct 30 - Nov 10 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Nov 06 - Nov 17 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Nov 13 - Nov 24 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Nov 20 - Dec 01 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Nov 27 - Dec 08 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Dec 04 - Dec 15 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Dec 11 - Dec 22 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656
Dec 18 - Dec 29 CAD 10,481 CAD 6,175 CAD 5,656

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INCLUSIONS

SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, you will receive a cookbook on Vietnamese food as a souvenir of your unforgettable journey to Indochina.

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as listed
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
  • Internal flights – Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap / Phnom Penh
  • Baggage handling
  • Cyclo ride & water puppet show in Hanoi
  • Boat ride on Mekong Delta
  • Trishaw ride
  • Traditional Khmer massage at La Rose Spa
  • Khmer dinner in Phnom Pehn
  • Khmer cuisine cooking class in a traditional Khmer setting
  • Home visit and dinner with a local family

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