March 10 Arrive in Hanoi.
March 13 Tour stars in Hanoi. Become immersed in a whirlwind of colour and activity in the Old Quarter of Vietnam’s capital.
March 14 Halong Bay. Step into the tranquility of Halong Bay and cruise amongst the incredible limestone peaks, explore the caves hidden amongst the karsts and dine on delicious local seafood.
March 15 – 16 Hanoi. Returning to Hanoi, visit the mausoleum and museum of Vietnam’s most honoured ancestor, Ho Chi Minh. Don’t miss a performance of the world famous water puppets.
March 17 – 18 Hue. The pace of life is slow and tranquil in the former imperial capital. Explore the tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, visit the bustling Dong Ba market, check out the fascinating Citadel and Hue Cathedral and sample Hue’s culinary specialities.
March 19 – 21 Hoi An. Head south through rice paddies and fishing villages, taking the scenic coastal route across the spectacular Hai Van Pass to Danang. Once a bustling river port, nearby Hoi An is the perfect place to relax among riverside cafes and indulge in some shopping.
March 22 – 24 Nha Trang. Board the Reunification Express heading for the beachside city of Nha Trang. A full day’s boat cruise, complete with seafood buffet, is a highlight for Intrepid travellers.
March 25 – 27 Ho Chi Minh City. Prepare for sensory overload while roaming the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City by cyclo. The Cu Chi Tunnels, a former Viet Cong hideout, provide a valuable insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese people.
March 27 Fly to Siem Reap
March 28 Tour starts. Siem Reap – Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat, with its soaring towers and extraordinary bas reliefs, is considered by many to be one of the most inspired and spectacular monuments ever built. Without doubt there is no other historical site in South East Asia to match its grandeur.
March 29 – 30 Siem Reap Visit Banteay Srei, where you find some of the most impressive sculptures in the region. Later on travel to Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm, one of the temples deliberately left to the ravages of the jungle. Intricate sculptures, extraordinary bas-reliefs, giant statues and eloquent towers adorn these magnificent monuments. A boat trip on Day 3 takes you onto Lake Tonle Sap.
March 31 Siem Reap A day of leisure, with a chance to buy some special souvenirs or squeeze in some final sightseeing in the character-filled town of Siem Reap.
Fly to Bangkok.
April 1 Dinner, drinks, then head to airport to check in for my flight early on 2nd.
April 2 Arrive back in London