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DAY 1: LHR – Flight to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

Depart from London Heathrow Airport to Vietnam.

DAY 2: Arrival Arrival  Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) via Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand. On arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, transit flight. Board your flight to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

Welcome to Vietnam.

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Follow sign for Arrival & Passport control, clear immigration, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit.

Our English speaking guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to recover from jet lag and get ready for the adventures awaiting you! (Vietnam  is 7 hours ahead of UK GMT).

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals:, Dinner                                                                                          Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

DAY 3: Ho Chi Minh City Tour

This morning after breakfast, begin our city tour at the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel DeVille), 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.

Afterwards visit Emperor Of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most interesting pagoda.

In the afternoon, visit the harrowing War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes and weapons. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions. We then head out to Cholon (Chinatown), which makes Saigon differ from other cities of Vietnam. Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese congregation and dedicated to the heavenly goddess.

End the day at Binh Tay Market, the vast wholesale market selling every kind of good from dried foods to T shirts to electronics. End our tour at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to everytaste.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                        Overnight: Ho Chi Minh                             

DAY 4: Cu Chi Tunnels

Today after breakfast, we depart to Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai Holysee, centre of the Caodaism Religion which combines Buddhism, Christianity, Taosim and Confucianism. We attend the High Mass, the most important one among 6 times per day to watch the only religion mass in the world.

This afternoon head outside the city to the region of Cu Chi to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to see what life was like as a member of the Viet Cong based underground during the French and American wars.

Upon arrival at the tunnels, watch a short introductory video on the construction of the tunnels. The next hour is spent exploring the maze of tunnels, accompanied by the guide. You will have a chance to crawl into a short section of the tunnels to feel the oppressive narrowness and heat inside

Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500-pound bombs from B52 bombers.

Late afternoon return to Saigon for the evening.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                  Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

DAY 5: Cruise on Mekong Delta

After breakfast, we drive to TienGiang, one of the provinces of Mekong Delta. We visit My Tho City, the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper.

Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. Embark on the small boats rowed the local people

thru the small cannels 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 mstroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee.

This afternoon, we return to Saigon, with stop on the way to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, one of the biggest pagoda in the region. The beautiful structure features a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor (Cambodian) architectural styles. Continue visit the Dong Tam snake farm before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                   Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

DAY 6: Flight Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap (Cambobia)

Today after breakfast, free time at leisure. Later check out hotel and transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) to board your flight for Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Note: Meals are not provided on the flight. However you can purchase light refreshments.

Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit.  Watch out for our English speaking guide who will be holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ on it.

** Room check-in at 2pm in the afternoon. **

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                        Overnight: Siem Reap

DAY 7: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Sunset – Apsara show

Today, you’ll understand why the architectural masterpieces of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, are designated as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”.

After breakfast, we explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and 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 is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 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.

Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings.

Last visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty!

Giant trees have grown here for centuries!

This afternoon we visit Angkor Wat temple, the Cambodia ancient temple is one of the wonders of the oriental world. Masterpieces of decorative details as well as of architectural style, its awe-inspiring ruins survive as testament to the spectacular achievements of  Southeast Asia greatest civilization. It is a replica of the universe according to the Hindu mythology. It is composed by the Mount Meru, surrounded by the continents and the oceans.

Its extraordinary bas-reliefs, describe some Khmer epics and myths. Angkor Wats five famous towers rise into the sky, a geometrical arrangement of numerous galleries, adorned with beliefs and the stone images of celestial Apsara dancers, as well as portals, chambers and courtyards. Last visit Prerup was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman and enjoy sunset there.

Enjoy sunset at Prerup temple.

In the evening dinner at a Indian Restaurant.

Entertainment: After dinner enjoy an Apsara dance show, a taste of traditional Khmer culture  performance, Apsara performances portray a story or message through the dance.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                       Overnight: Siem Reap

DAY 08: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples – Floating village

After breakfast, we transfer to visit Banteay Srei temple – the Citadel of women. This Hindu temple, dating back to the 10th century, has three central towers each decorated with superbly intricate reliefs of male and female divinities, carved from pink sandstone contrasting with the main walls made of laterite. While many of Angkor temples are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands out by the quality of craftsmanship. Along the way, we make stopover at the Preah Dark village then visit the Banteay Samre temple, adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends.  Fulfill the remaining time to visit Pradak village to see the simple natural way of local people are producing palm sugar from palm juice (Toek Tnot in Khmer). This afternoon, we visit Chong Kneas Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers 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. Here we will see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonle Sap. 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

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                        Overnight: Siem Reap

DAY 09: Flight Siem Reap to Hanoi – Hanoi – City Tour – Water Puppet Show

Today after breakfast, we depart  for Danang airport  to board your flight for Hanoi.

Note: Meals are not provided on the flight. However you can purchase light refreshments.

Upon arrival at NoiBai Airport Hanoi Hanoi, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit.  Watch out for our English speaking guide who will be holding a placard with ‘Welcome Cobra Holidays’ on it.

He will welcome you and  we proceed for sightseeing tour. We will first visit the Museum of  Ethnology before driving to your hotel in the Old Quarter for check in.

In the afternoon, we proceed for city tour of Hanoi to include visiting the Temple Of Literature and the first university in Vietnam. Then we continue to visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History.

Early evening, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water.

Later check-in to your hotel.

** Room check-in at 2pm in the afternoon. **

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                   Overnight: Hanoi

DAY 10: Hanoi City Tour & Cyclo

NOTE: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed all day on Monday and Fridays, as well as from 1st September to 30th November (approx.) for annual conservation.

After breakfast, we visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, inclusive of Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, as well as his private residence from 1954 until 1969. The wooden ethnic minority style house, which was built on stilts, is surrounded by lovely peaceful gardens. In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, locates on a small peninsula on the East side of the dazzling West Lake, this is the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years.

We then visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.

This afternoon, we visit the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake and take a cyclo tour  round the Old Quarter of Hanoi, a fascinating network of narrow alleys and shop houses also known as ‘The 36 Streets’ – each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics, medicines to crafts. Later, enjoy a fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                   Overnight: Hanoi

DAY 11: Cruise on Ha long Bay

Today we check out of hotel and around 08:00am – 08:30, our coach pick-up at hotel and transfer to Ha Long Bay – Recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site since 1994 for it thousands of

natural islands and one of the most magnificent scenic spots in Vietnam as well.

12.45: Check in aboard with Welcome Cocktail from crew member while manager introduce the safety briefing and the boat cruising forward to the Bai Tu Long bay.

13.15: Let your vacation start with a delicious lunch set menu in restaurant

15.30: Visiting Vung Vieng floating fishing village, one of the biggest village in HaLong Bay, you will have chance to learn about the living of fishermen and feel free with some option activities: bamboo boat or kayaking. Beside having experienced daily life of a fishermen, guests will stop over Pearl Village and cannot keep their eyes out of lovely jewelry made from pearl.

17.30-19.00: Enjoy your time with the beautiful sunset on the bay and join “Happy Hour” – 30% Discount off all drinks onboard

18.30: Cooking class on sundeck with the Deep Fried Spring rolls, one of the unique flavor of Vietnamese food.

19.30: Dinner  will be served on sundeck.

21.00: Feel free to relax on boat, join Squid fishing at the area of Reception deck or singing karaoke on sundeck.21:00: Feel free to relax on boat or join Squid fishing at the area of Reception.


Please note that this is a 1 Night Trip, so carry hand luggage with adequate clothing & ample toiletries for the duration. Your main luggage will be kept in the hotel luggage storage room whilst away for the 1 night.

  1. There is no Indian Vegetarian food on the boat, so we have arranged Vietnamese vegetarian food for the group.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                            Overnight: Cruise Boat

DAY 12:  Ha Long Bay – Depart Hanoi – LHR via Bangkok

After a night on board our deluxe junk boat, you will awake to see daylight filtering through the early morning mist and the towering rock formations, leaving you with unforgettable memory of your visit.

06.15: Start your day with the Taichi on sundeck.

07.00: Light breakfast serve in dining room.

07:45: Discover Thien Canh Son cave where located on top of mountain, contain the long history of geological value and the natural beauty. Recommend you bring camera and wear sport shoes for hiking.

09.00-09.30: Back to the main boat for relaxing and check out at the reception, please put all your luggage at the outside of your cabin door, crew member will help to bring luggage on land.

09.30: Brunch is served in the restaurant while  the boat heads back to the harbor.

11.00: Disembark main board and head back to the wharf.

Note: The cruise itinerary can be changed according to weather conditions.

The guide will meet you and we travel  through Red River delta (3,5 – 4-hour driving). Enjoy the scenery of tranquil villages embellished by peaceful green paddy field in the rural Vietnam on the way.

We will have early dinner with your fellow travellers tonight, and then transfer to to the NoiBai Airport Hanoi to board your flight for London via Bangkok. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Depart Bangkok  – Arrival LHR

On arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, follow signs for transit and board your flight for London Heathrow Airport.

Welcome to England!

On arrival at London Heathrow Airport, follow signs for arrival/baggage claim, clear immigration, collect baggage and follow sign for exit.


  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the morning, you will arrive in U.K. on the same day.
  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the afternoon / evening, you will arrive in U.K. on the next day.

** Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful holiday. **



Siem Reap:

  • Seven Wonders of the World - Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom Temples
  • Sunset at Angkor Wat
  • Shopping at Old Market, a traditional massage
  • Floating Village, Boat cruise
  • Entertainment: Apsara Dance Show


     Ho Chi Minh City:

  • City tour
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Delta Cruise
  • Shopping at Ben Thanh Market


  • City tour
  • Experience a Cyclo Ride
  • Entrance to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Entertainment: Water Puppet Show

Ha Long Bay:

  • Enjoy an overnight Boat Cruise on Ha Long Bay



Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  1.  Meet and greet with our Tour Manager upon your arrival at London Heathrow Airport check in desk.
  2.  International flights in economy class departing from London Heathrow Airport with Full ATOL Protection. We can also arrange departures from your local airport upon request.
  3. Return hotel / airport transfers at your destination.
  4. 4* Hotel accommodation on twin / Double sharing room at quality hotels with private facilities including general hotel amenities.
  5. Meals as per the itinerary – Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner, N - No Meal. Indian dinners will be provided daily.
  6.  All International and Domestic flights during your holiday including airport taxes.
  7. Sightseeing excursions and activities including entrance fees.
  8.  Services of our multilingual Tour Manager including English speaking local tour guide.
  9. Tips for local tour guides and drivers.
  10.  Entertainment and surprises.

Escorted Tour Package Excludes:

  1. Travel & Medical Insurance – We request you to purchase your own comprehensive travel insurance to cover you during your holiday.
  2. Optional tours and Visas - Prices on the itinerary are approximate, subject to availability & can change at any time.
  3. Tourism and Room Taxes.
  4.  Any expenses of personal nature, for example: Room service, drinks, porterage, telephone calls, laundry, bar service and beverages with meals etc.
  5. Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delay, flight cancellation, unforeseen weather conditions, natural disasters, political unrests / closures and technical faults etc.
  6. Excess luggage costs.
  7. Any surcharges, taxes, fuel increases and rate of currency exchange prior to your tour departure.

Visa Requirements

  1. British citizens require machine-readable passports, valid for 30 days after the return date, when travelling to the CAMBODIA & VIETNAM.
  2. Visa: Cambodia & Vietnam - British Citizen passport holders do require visas to enter Cambodia & Vietnam. Please ensure you make your own arrangements to obtain the Visas if you require them.
    Vietnam - UK citizens don’t need visa to visit Vietnam within 15 days.
    Cambodia - You can get a visa on arrival at most ports of entry. Payment is in USD$ only. Bring 2 passport photos. A tourist ‘T-class’ visa for 1 month. Approximate costs USD $30.
  3. Ensure your passport has sufficient blank pages. Most destinations require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend for each country you are visiting that you have at least two free pages in your passport before any international travel.