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FRI 13 NOV - AUCKLAND/SINGAPORE
This morning you will be picked up from your Auckland address and transferred to the Airport for your Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore, departing at 3.15 pm. Arrive in Singapore at 8.55 pm and transfer to the Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel where you will stay overnight.
SAT 14 NOV - SINGAPORE/HANOI (B)
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Singapore. This afternoon transfer to Singapore Airport for your Singapore Airlines flight to Hanoi departing at 3.10 pm. Arrive Hanoi at 5.30 pm and transfer with local guide to the La Belle Vie Hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.
SUN 15 NOV - HANOI SIGHTSEEING (B,L)
This morning depart with local guide and enjoy a full day sightseeing tour including visits to the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda followed by picturesque West Lake and sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Enjoy lunch at Koto and continue with afternoon visits to the Ethnology Museum followed by a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake. End the day with a Water Puppet Show, a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form.
MON 16 NOV - HANOI/HALONG BAY (B,L,D)
This morning transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay and journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta. Arrive Halong Bay early afternoon and board deluxe cruise vessel ‘Bhaya Classic’ for your 2 night cruise to discover this world renowned World Heritage site including 3,000 islands in the Gulf of Tonkin. This afternoon visit the beautiful Tien Ong Cave, followed by a cooking demonstration on board.
TUE 17 NOV - CRUISING HALONG BAY (B,L,D)
Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay. Sail to Hang Trai Island, transfer to a day boat and travel to Coc Cheo Islet area. Visit a floating pearl farm for a special lunch experience.
WED 18 NOV - HALONG BAY/HANOI/HUE (B,L,D)
This morning take part in a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck before sailing to the beautiful small floating fishing village of Cua Van. Following brunch, disembark and transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight to Hue. Arrive Hue and transfer to the Saigon Morin Hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.
THU 19 NOV - HUE SIGHTSEEING (B,D)
Depart hotel and enjoy Hue sightseeing tour including visits to the Imperial Citadel, Tinh Tam Lake and Thien Mu Pagoda. Enjoy lunch and afternoon sightseeing including ancient tombs and visit to Dong Ma Market.
FRI 20 NOV - HUE/HOI AN (B)
This morning depart Hue for Hoi An along a scenic route through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Visit Marble Mountain and the Museum of Cham Sculpture at Danang. This afternoon enjoy an easy walking tour of Hoi An with local guide visiting ancient houses and the beautiful 16th Century Japanese Bridge. Transfer to Vingh Hung Riverside Resort where you will stay for the next two nights.
SAT 21 NOV - HOI AN SIGHTSEEING (B,L)
This morning experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of Hoi An Market on a personally-guided tour followed by a boat cruise along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal of Vietnamese and Hoi An specialties. Afternoon is at leisure.
SUN 22 NOV - HOI AN/DANANG/SAIGON (B,L)
This morning transfer to Danang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Arrive Saigon and after lunch enjoy an afternoon city sightseeing tour including Reunification Hall, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Opera House, City Hall and War Remnants Museum.Transfer to the Grand Hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.
MON 23 NOV - SAIGON SIGHTSEEING (CHU CHI TUNNELS) (B,L)
This morning depart for an excursion to Chu Chi Tunnels, one of the highlights of your Vietnamese holiday. This amazing complex of underground bunkers located 40kms northwest of Saigon served as shelter, storage facilities and a secret means of communication for the guerilla army. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
TUE 24 NOV - SAIGON/SIEM REAP (B)
Enjoy the morning at leisure until transfer to Saigon Airport for your short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, transfer to the Lotus Blanc Resort where you will stay for the next three nights. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
WED 25 NOV – SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING (B)
Today enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the most spectacular temples at the ancient city of Angkor Thom and visits to Ta Prohm and the magnificent Angkor Wat with its extraordinary architecture.
THU 26 NOV - SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING (B,L,D)
Today enjoy further sightseeing including a boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.Enjoy a boat ride through the stilted houses of Kampong Kleang Fishing Village and lunch at one of the floating houses. Transfer back to Siem Reap in the afternoon. This evening enjoy a ‘farewell’ dinner at your hotel.
FRI 27 NOV - SIEM REAP/SINGAPORE/AUCKLAND (B)
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Siem Reap for further sightseeing or shopping. This afternoon transfer to the airport for your Singapore Airlines flight to Auckland departing at 4.40 pm with connection via Singapore.
SAT 28 NOV - ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Arrive in Auckland at 1.20 pm where you will be transferred to your Auckland address or continue with your own homeward arrangements.
Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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