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Journey to Angkor Wat

15 days  |  Hanoi to Siem Reap  |  from USD $2,999  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Discover the spectacular sights, delectable cuisine and rich history of Vietnam and Cambodia, on an unforgettable journey from Hanoi and the limestone peaks of Halong Bay, to Siem Reap and the magnificent temples of Angkor. Visiting enchanting Hoi An, imperial Hue, Saigon and the Mekong en route.

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Day 1

Saturday. Welcome to Hanoi! Airport to hotel arrival transfer. Free time to explore.
Overnight: Hanoi

    Hanoi
Day 2
Junk boat cruising

Hanoi – Halong Bay - breakfast. Early this morning we drive to the strikingly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, we board our traditional wooden junk boat and cruise the emerald waters studded with a thousand or so karst limestone islands. Later opt for a refreshing swim in one of the many sheltered coves before taking row boats to the floating fishing village of Vong Vieng. Tonight, there's a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before an impressive seafood dinner is served.
Overnight: Halong Bay, Deluxe Junk Boat  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Halong Bay
Day 3
Hidden Grottoes, Halong Bay

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue. Start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck or a traditional massage. After exploring a lofty grotto hidden beneath towering cliffs we return to Hanoi.

Arriving to Hanoi mid afternoon an hour or so is spent exploring the labyrinth of streets, known as the ‘36 streets of the old quarter’. Each of the narrow lanes are named after various guilds of the city’s artisan who established themselves here centuries ago. On a hair raising cyclo (rickshaw ride) we'll see the old quarter and the delightful Hoan Kiem Lake.

Tonight we board our overnight sleeper train (4 berth sleeper cabin, basic stanard) operating on the ‘Reunification Express’ railway line to Hue.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Upon arrival to Hue we embark on a guided sightseeing tour of the 19th-century Nguyen empire capital. We visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, home to the oldest monastery in the city and the citadel. Within the citadel is the Imperial Purple Palace, an exact copy of the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its impressive ramparts, formal moats and imperial palaces, some of which lay in ruin.

After we drive into the countryside to see the elaborate mausoleums of the Nguyen kings. As the sun sets opt for a cruise in a long boat along the gentle Perfume River or enjoy some retail therapy at the ever lively Dong Ba Market, a minute's walk from our hotel.
Overnight: Hue  |  Breakfast, Lunch

    Imperial Hue
Day 5
Road of the Ocean Clouds

Today we take the scenic Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds), which offers magnificent views of beaches to one side and lush hills to the other, to Hoi An. A stop is made en route at China Beach.

Compact Hoi An with its cobbled streets, tiny shop houses and laid back restaurants and bars is a perfect place to relax a while. On a short walking tour of the enchanting historical town, we’ll visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants’ homes and the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

    Hoi An
Days 6-7
Tra Que village & free time

On a bicycle ride to the local village of Tra Que we discover age old farming practises and learn about traditional medicine. It’s a hands on experience today where we’ll assist with tending the fields and gardens and cooking lunch.

Day 7 is free for you to independently explore Hoi An. Relax by the beach or pool, or take a day trip to the Cham Kingdom site at My Son or My Lai - where the massacre of civilians took place at the hands of Charlie Company during the Vietnam War.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1

Day 8

Hoi An - Saigon. Fly to Saigon and drive to the Mekong Delta. The fertile Mekong Delta is famous for its abundant harvests of tropical fruits, flowers and rice, as well as its fantastic views while boating along the canals. Taking our sampan from Vinh Long we’ll cruise downstream from Cai Be through the maze of waterways watching the hubbub of daily life on the river. Passing colourful trading boats, house boats and children swimming we stop to visit some of the local cottage industries that produce popcorn, coco candies and paper along the way. Lunch is served today in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.
Overnight: Can Tho  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Can Tho - Saigon. Early this morning we visit the lively Cai Rang floating market and drive to Saigon. On a walking tour of the city we’ll visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office and the sombering War Remnants Museum. Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Saigon  |  Breakfast

Day 10
Chu Chi Tunnels, Phmon Penh

This morning we visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a sprawling underground network of tunnels and living quarters used by the Viet Cong during the war. Then we drive to the Cambodian border (crossing at Moc Bai/Bavet) and continue on to the capital of Phnom Penh. Today the nation’s capital offers a bustling mix of Asia’s past and present, a city quickly taking its place amongst the trendy capitals of the region with superb restaurants and a number of attractions.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast, Dinner

    Phnom Penh
Day 11

Today we’ll enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh starting at the National Museum of Fine Arts, a graceful terracotta building of traditional design housing the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture. We continue with the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, famed for its lavish decorations – the floors are paved with silver tiles and statues of Buddha are encrusted with thousands of diamonds.

We later come face to face with the horrors of the Pol Pot regime as we visit Toul Sleng (Security Prison - S21), a school that was gruesomely transformed into a torture chamber under the Khmer Rouge, and visit the Killing Fields where over 10,000 people were executed.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast

Day 12
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Phnom Penh – Siem Reap. Hotel check out and transfer to the airport for your included flight to Siem Reap.

After time to freshen up we visit the last capital of the Angkorian Empire – Angkor Thom. This monumental fortified city is encircled by a 100m wide moat and is famed for the huge statue heads that glare down from every angle. We continue to the monastic complex of Preah Khan before heading to the mother of all temples – Angkor Wat. This breathtaking monument of man’s devotion to his gods is believed to be the largest religious building in the world and contains thousands of wall carvings and extensive bas-reliefs. In the evening we enjoy a walking tour of the old market.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

    Siem Reap
Day 13
Ta Phrom, Banteay Srei

Siem Reap – breakfast. Early this morning opt to see Angkor Wat bathed in the spectacular golden light of sunrise. Later, we head out to Banteay Srei temple, considered by many to be the art gallery of Angkor with some of the finest stone carvings in the world. Cut from stone of a pinkish hue, the Hindu temple is dedicated to Shiva and contains lavishly decorated libraries and stunning reliefs of divinities. The temple expedition continues with visits to Banteay Samre, East Mebon, Pre Rup, Preah Khan, Banteay Kdei and the atmospheric Ta Prohm. Swallowed by the jungle, vast muscular roots envelop the crumbling towers and walls whilst the trees’ foliage dapples the temple in shadow. There are plenty of great bars and restaurants in the compact city centre, easily navigated on foot.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 14
Roluos Temples & floating villages

This morning we visit the Roluos group of temples (Bakong, Lolei and Preak Ko), the earliest large and permanent temples built by the Khmers. The monuments mark the dawn of Khmer classical art, dating from the late 9th century, with elaborate inscriptions in the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit. Later visit the floating village of Kompong Pluk. Houses built on soaring stilts hover over the Tonle Sap Lake whilst nearby, the petrified trees of a flooded forest are revealed whenever the water level drops. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15

Saturday. Today marks the end of our memorable journey. Spend the morning at leisure before hotel check out and your departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Sunway Hotel, Hanoi
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

This ambient, boutique hotel combines traditional appeal with modern pleasures. Rooms are furnished in a contemporary fashion with an array of amenities for added comfort. Its restaurant provides a great variety of Vietnamese cuisine and you are welcome to enjoy cocktails and live music in the Jazz Bar or relax in the hotel's health spa.

Bhaya Classic Junk Boat, Halong Bay
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe House Boat

This premier cruise boat offers 18 well appointed cabins with en suite amenities. Cabins are contemporary in design, whilst the finer touches have a distinct oriental influence. All cabins feature large windows creating a bright and airy atmosphere as well as scenic views. Facilities and services onboard include a dining room and bar, a sunbathing area on-deck, masseur and small library. This boat departs from the port of Halong City and plies its route through the karst peaks of Halong Bay during their journey and overnight stay on the water.

Huong Giang Hotel, Hue
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Contemplate the beautiful city of Hue with the panoramic views afforded by this award-winning hotel. The well-appointed rooms blend traditional architectural styles with modern facilities including satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities, whilst the chain of restaurants and bars cover a variety of international cuisine.

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort, Hoi An
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort offers luxury and gracious hospitality in a traditional Vietnamese environment right on the banks of the Thu Bon river with top notch facilities.

Victoria Hotel Can Tho, Can Tho
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Mekong Delta's only luxury hotel, this attractive, colonial-style resort is tastefully decorated with well-appointed rooms and a wide range of facilities including a spa, tennis courts, open-air bar, restaurant and a gym. The hotel also offers sunrise and sunset cruises to the floating markets aboard the Lady Hau junk.

Northern Hotel, Saigon
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located in Saigon's central business district, the Northern Hotel offers comfortable and stylish accommodation. Guest rooms are contemporary in style and are decorated with warming tones and excellent en suite facilities. The onsite restaurant offers a variety of European and Asian dishes set on the mezzanine floor. The hotel also offers complimentary use of computers in the lobby and a fully equipped gym for those who wish keep fit whilst staying in the city.

Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel, Phnom Penh
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Perched on the side of the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh, the Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel is modern and well located. Rooms are bright, stylish and very well equipped with an elegant contemporary style. All rooms have wonderful views across the city. The roof top pool is a wonderful addition and a refreshing dip in the morning is the perfect way to start the day. Perfectly located the edge of the Tonle Sap River in the heart of downtown Phnom Penh.

Angkor Paradise Hotel , Siem Reap
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Trip Highlights

Hanoi - Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter
Hue - ancient citadel, Imperial Purple City, Royal Tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda and monastery
Saigon - ‘Pearl of the Orient!. Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office and War Remnants Museum
Cai Be waterways, cottage industries, mansion home and Dong Hoa Hiep Island
Cu Chi Tunnels - HQ of the Viet Cong
Siem Reap - base for exploring the temples of Angkor incl. Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Preah Khan and Banteay Srei
Halong Bay - UNESCO Listed region with thousands of beautiful limestone peaks and islets
Hoi An - UNESCO Listed ancient town, famed for its beautifully preserved old city, tailors, handicrafts markets and nearby beaches
Mekong Delta - a maze of waterways, fertile farm land and floating villages
Can Tho - lively market town in the Mekong Delta and nearby Cai Rang floating market
Phnom Penh - Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields
Angkor Wat!

Included

14 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinner
1 night deluxe junk boat, 1 overnight sleeper train (train standard basic, 4 berth cabin. Junk boat, private cabin)
Bicycle ride to Tra Que village and cooking demonstration
Airport arrival transfer day 1 and departure transfer day 15
Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese and Cambodian tour guides.
Visa approval letter for Vietnam (excl. stamping fee required upon arrival)
Halong Bay Junk boat cruise - swim, kayak, explore caves and floating villages
12 nights 4 star and special class hotels
Economy class flights from Danang - Saigon and Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Sampan and row boat journeys in the Mekong Delta
Guided sightseeing - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Ho Ain, Mekong Delta, Saigon, Cu Chi, Phnom Penh and the Temples of Angkor
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
Maximum group size: 24 travellers

Not Included

International flights and visas. Vietnam visa letter included - stamping fee required upon arrival
Entrance Fees: $100 - $110 USD
Tip for your tour guides. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guides is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: $50 - $60 USD

Hi Mark, Happy New Year,

We absolutely loved the trip! The itinerary was great and we really enjoyed the company of the people we met in the group!

Also we would like to say thank you for all of your help and advice. We seemed to be far more prepped for the trip as a result compared to the others in the group. That's all down to you!

We will be recommending On The Go Tours and you personally to our friends. Some of which want to visit SE Asia this year.

Thanks again!

Devin Parmar

Hi Mark

We are just back from our On the Go Tour - Journey to Angkor Watt and wanted to let you know what a great holiday we had. This was our first trip with On the Go and we could not fault it.

John our Vietnam tour guide, Som and Chandar the Cambodia tour guides were all brilliant.

We've seen so many beautiful places, temples, staying in good hotels and of course enjoying the lovely food.

Sally & Tony Stephens

Hello Mark

My daughter and I have just returned from our holiday and I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your team for all your help with everything.

The holiday was organised to perfection and the guides were top notch.

We will be booking with you again next year !

Tracy Weedon

Excellent tour guide - caring and accommodating, very knowledgeable, thoughtful and considerate.

Randolph Kersevani

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip, everyday was exciting & busy. Nguyen was informative and always ready to help where possible. Enjoyed Vietnam and the people very much.

Julie Caravella

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
We have special arrangements on this tour to attend the Full Moon Festival taking place on Hoi An. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the Full Moon Festival Hoi An tour on this website for more details.
Full Moon Festival Departure
Please note this tour departs on a Monday.
Monday Departure
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Year Departure
Please note this tour departs on a Friday.
Friday Departure
2015
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We have special arrangements on this tour to attend the Full Moon Festival taking place on Hoi An. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the Full Moon Festival Hoi An tour on this website for more details.Please note this tour departs on a Monday.
USD $3399
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2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $2999
USD $1229
 
USD $2999
USD $1229
 
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USD $1229
 
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USD $1229
 
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USD $2999
USD $1229
Easter departure, book early!
USD $2999
USD $1229
 
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USD $1229
 
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USD $1229
 
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USD $1229
 
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USD $1299
Please note this tour departs on a Friday.We have special arrangements on this tour to attend the Full Moon Festival taking place on Hoi An. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the Full Moon Festival Hoi An tour on this website for more details.
USD $3399
USD $1299
 
USD $3199
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Xmas departure, book early!
USD $3399
USD $1299
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $3399
USD $1299

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $1900
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This tour is also available on a private basis - for details please see the Supplementary Prices above.

FULL MOON FESTIVAL TOUR: If you are travelling with us on 21 September 2015 or 09 September 2016, you will witness the Full Moon Festival celebrations in Hoi An. Please see the Trip Notes for more info on this special festival departure.

Tour Details
Starts
Hanoi
Ends
Siem Reap
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 2
Tour Bolt-ons
Enhance your trip with these amazing added extras and bolt-ons
Siem Reap to Bangkok Express
USD $749 / 2 days
Bangkok City Stay
USD $749 / 3 days
Cycle Hue And Hoi An
USD $600 / 4 days
Sojourn to Sapa
USD $969 / 5 days

Hi Mark, Happy New Year,

We absolutely loved the trip! The itinerary was great and we really enjoyed the company of the people we met in the group!

Also we would like to say thank you for all of your help and advice. We seemed to be far more prepped for the trip as a result compared to the others in the group. That's all down to you!

We will be recommending On The Go Tours and you personally to our friends. Some of which want to visit SE Asia this year.

Thanks again!

Devin Parmar
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