12 DAY LUXURY ESCAPE TO VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
HANOI-HA LONG-SIEM REAP-SIHANOUK-PHNOM PENH
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
Our Luxury Tailor Made Journeys offer you a unique, personalized travel experience. With our expert local guides, you’ll experience the culture and adventure of your destination in a way that is tailored to your interests. We specialize in creating custom-made travel packages that fit your schedule and preferences, with luxury accommodations and transportation throughout the trip. Whether you’re looking to experience the natural beauty of Asia or explore its rich history, we can create the magic of a trip of a lifetime for you.
This tour beautifully blends cultural exploration, historical immersion, and luxurious retreats across Vietnam and Cambodia. It offers a well-rounded experience, from discovering ancient wonders in Hanoi and Siem Reap to unwinding in serene island resorts. The itinerary strikes a balance between sightseeing at iconic landmarks, such as Angkor Wat and the Royal Palace, and indulging in relaxation at Song Saa Private Island. Overall, it's a captivating journey that encapsulates the essence of these two countries, providing a rich and diverse travel experience.
Cultural Immersion in Hanoi: Explore the iconic sites of Hanoi, including Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature, and the Old Quarter.
Ha Long Bay Overnight Cruise: Experience the stunning landscapes and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay aboard a luxury cruise boat.
Siem Reap’s Ancient Wonders: Discover Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm, showcasing Cambodia's rich cultural heritage.
Luxurious Retreat at Song Saa Private Island: Enjoy a serene escape on the Island, indulging in spa treatments and beachside relaxation.
Phnom Penh Historical Insights: Gain insights into Cambodia's past with visits to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Killing Fields.
Mekong River Experience: Enjoy a serene Mekong River cruise, capturing scenic views and witnessing breathtaking sunsets.
Cultural Encounters: Engage with local communities, explore bustling markets, and experience the vibrant street life of Hanoi and Siem Reap.
Blend of History and Relaxation: A balanced itinerary offering historical exploration, cultural immersion, and tranquil retreats in luxury resorts.
ARRIVE IN HANOI VIETNAM
At Amazing Tour Asia, we offer the ultimate travel experience to Hanoi. Your journey begins as soon as you arrive, with our VIP Fast Track Service that ensures swift clearance and a smooth arrival. Our team of experienced professionals will escort you to your hotel and ensure that all your needs are met. You can relax and unwind after your flight, while we take care of everything else. Come and join us for a Vietnamese cuisine welcome dinner served from 18:00-20:00.
EXPLORING HANOI'S HIGHTLIGHTS
Start your day with a visit to the historic Hoan Kiem Lake, famous for its picturesque scenery and the iconic red bridge that leads to the Ngoc Son Temple. Take in the serenity of the lake and its surroundings, steeped in legend and cultural significance. Next, immerse yourself in history at the Temple of Literature, a revered site that served as Vietnam's first national university. Explore its tranquil courtyards, ancient architecture, and pavilions that echo the country's rich scholarly heritage. In the afternoon, delve into Vietnam's history at the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, also known as the "Hanoi Hilton." Gain insights into the prison's historical significance during different periods, from its use during the French colonial era to its role in the Vietnam War. As evening approaches, embrace the vibrant energy of Hanoi's Old Quarter. Wander through its bustling streets, filled with a blend of historic charm and modern life. Discover local markets, street food stalls, and architectural marvels, offering a glimpse into Hanoi's captivating culture.
HANOI TO HA LONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE
08:15 - 08:45 Pick up, Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or at our cruise waiting lounge (if you have booked the shuttle with us). The journey time to Halong Bay takes approximately 2.5 hours.
09:50 Comfort stop, A short break on route for refreshments (15 minutes).
11:30 - 11:45 Tuan Chau International Marina, You will be presented at Tuan Chau International Port (Navigation: ), where Essence Grand Cruise staff will welcome and assist with check-in procedures.
12:30 Check-in, You will check in at the reception, on the first floor.
13:00 - 14:30 Enjoy the welcome drinks and have lunch, Enjoy our welcome drink and be introduced about the itinerary and safety policies. Lunch will be served in the Dining By The Bay restaurant.
15:30 - 16:30 Explore the Sung Sot Cave, The transfer boat and the Essence Grand Cruise staff team will take you to the Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay, discovered by a group of French explorers in 1901.
*For the guests who do not get involved in experience activities. You can enjoy our services on the cruise including spa & massage, 4-season pool, cigar & lounge, kid clubs, etc.
17:30 - 18:30 Sunset and Happy Hour time, Enjoy the best moments of the day as the sun hits the water between the dramatic limestone peaks and emerald-green coves, choose and savour Canapé and your favourite drink offerings at the Sky bar.
19:00 Dinner at restaurant, Tantalise your taste buds with a selection of Western and Vietnamese cuisine.
21:00 After dinner, chill out in your suite; pamper yourself at the spa; experience squid fishing back of the boat on the first floor; or spend time with your fellow companions at our cigar and wine lounge, karaoke club, sky bar or the pool bar.
Overnight on the Essence Grand Halong Bay Cruise.
*Some activities may incur an additional charge – see the exclusions.
HALONG-SOT CAVE-HANOI-SIEM REAP
05:30 - 06:00 Amazing sunrise time, Enjoy the magnificent sunrise across heritage bay, immerse yourself in the sound of waves and be ready for a chill and fresh day.
06:00 - 6:30 Tai Chi on Sundeck, Start the day on our Essence Grand Halong Bay Cruise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck or a workout in the gym, or you may just want to sleep in.
06:30 - 7:30 Light breakfast, A light breakfast will be served in the restaurant.
07:30 - 08:30 Visit the Luon cave by a bamboo boat, Our speed boat will transport you to Luon Cave – the best destination for visiting by rowing bamboo boat, located on the north-eastern part of Bo Hon Island.
09:30 - 10:30 Check out and enjoy a brunch buffet, Check out at our reception desk on the first floor. Enjoy the brunch buffet on the cruise while returning to the port.
10:45 Get back to the Essence Grand Lounge, Cruise back to the Essence Grand Cruise port.
11:00 Start your trip back to Hanoi
Returning to Hanoi airport around 14:30 - 14:45, catch your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Once you arrive, the evening allows for leisure time to relax at the luxurious Zannier Phum Baitang Resort. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings and unwind after your travel.
SIEM REAP EXPLORATION
Embark on an early morning journey to Angkor Wat, an architectural masterpiece revered as the largest religious monument globally. Marvel at its intricate carvings and stunning architecture—a testament to ancient Khmer craftsmanship. Next, immerse yourself in the grandeur of Angkor Thom, exploring its captivating landmarks like the enigmatic Bayon Temple and the majestic Terrace of the Elephants. As the day progresses, consider a sunset spectacle, a choice between the iconic Angkor Wat or the elevated Phnom Bakheng, adding a mesmerizing touch to your unforgettable day at the temples.
SIEM REAP'S CULTURAL GEMS
Begin an enchanting journey to the mystical Ta Prohm Temple, where the ancient architecture intertwines harmoniously with nature's verdant embrace. Witness the temple's ethereal beauty as sprawling tree roots intricately weave through its ruins, creating a surreal and captivating atmosphere. Explore the exquisite Banteay Srei Temple, renowned for its delicate and masterfully carved pink sandstone, a testament to Khmer craftsmanship. Opt to further enrich your cultural expedition by discovering lesser-known sites such as Preah Khan or Neak Pean, offering unique and lesser-explored insights into Cambodia's rich heritage.
Conclude your captivating day of exploration with an immersive Apsara dance show dinner, a mesmerizing performance that celebrates Cambodia's vibrant cultural heritage. Indulge in traditional Khmer cuisine while being entranced by the graceful movements and enchanting tales woven by the Apsara dancers. Immerse yourself in this cultural spectacle, adding a delightful finale to your enriching journey through Cambodia's historical marvels.
SIEM REAP TO SIHANOUKVILLE-SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
Travel from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville via a flight, Greeted upon arrival and transfer to Song Saa Private Island. Check-in to your lavish villa accommodation. Here, serenity awaits amidst captivating natural landscapes, Enjoy a complimentary 15-minute foot ritual and a 15-minute Neck/Head/Shoulder Massage for ultimate relaxation, Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the island.
Song Saa Private Island presents an array of activities tailored to diverse preferences, promising a lavish and fulfilling experience amidst Cambodia's stunning natural allure. Please note that certain activities may involve additional charges – refer to exclusions for more information
BLISSFUL RETREAT AT SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND
Song Saa Private Island offers a range of activities that cater to various interests, ensuring a luxurious and enriching experience amidst Cambodia's natural beauty:
Complimentary Long tail boat excursion to Sala Song Saa Village Tour（Inclusive in the tour package)
Water Sports: Engage in kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters around the island.
Diving: Explore vibrant marine life and underwater landscapes through guided diving excursions.
Spa and Wellness: Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments and yoga sessions overlooking the serene ocean.
Nature Walks: Take guided walks to explore the island's lush landscapes and learn about its unique flora and fauna.
Cultural Experiences: Participate in cooking classes, where you can learn to prepare traditional Khmer dishes, or engage in cultural activities organized by the resort.
Beachside Relaxation: Unwind on pristine white beaches, soaking in the sun and tranquility.
Private Dining: Enjoy intimate and personalized dining experiences, including romantic dinners on the beach or private picnics.
These activities offer a balance of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion, allowing guests to tailor their experience to their preferences while enjoying the exclusivity and luxury of Song Saa Private Island. Please note that certain activities may involve additional charges – refer to exclusions for more information
BLISSFUL RETREAT AT SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND
Continue luxuriating in the opulent sanctuary of Song Saa Private Island. Enjoy personalized experiences amidst the island's natural beauty. Engage in leisurely beach walks, water sports, and relish the island's sumptuous amenities.
These activities offer a balance of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion, allowing guests to tailor their experience to their preferences while enjoying the exclusivity and luxury of Song Saa Private Island.
Please note that certain activities may involve additional charges – refer to exclusions for more information
SIHANOUKVILLE TO PHNOM PENH-ROYAL PALACE & MEKONG CRUISE
Enjoy a final breakfast on the island, Bid farewell to Song Saa Private Island and check-out, Transfer back to the departure point, concluding your luxurious and rejuvenating stay. Embark on a journey from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh, the vibrant capital of Cambodia. Delve into the splendor of the Royal Palace and admire the ornate beauty of the Silver Pagoda. In the afternoon, set sail on a serene Mekong River cruise, allowing you to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the sunset. This leg of the journey combines cultural exploration with the tranquility of a river cruise, providing a captivating experience in the heart of Cambodia.
PHNOM PENH'S HISTORCAL INSIGHTS
Explore the historical depths of Phnom Penh through a visit to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the poignant Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, known as the Killing Fields. Gain profound insights into Cambodia's turbulent history. Additionally, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Central Market, offering not only shopping but also a chance to engage in local experiences, completing a journey through the city's past and present.
PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE
Conclude your captivating journey through Vietnam and Cambodia with your departure from Phnom Penh. Departure marks the end of your enriching exploration of these culturally rich and historically significant regions.
WHAT'S INCLUDED (GENERAL)
Accommodation : Total 11*night luxury hotel accommodation, details as below
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED (GENERAL)
ESSENCE GRAND HALONG BAY CRUISE TOUR PACKAGE
Fully equipped luxury en-suite guest room with chilled water central aircon and marble bathroom
All meals onboard (1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1light breakfast, 1 brunch buffet)
Daily fresh water in room amenity
Canapé during the Happy Hour
Tai chi, gym, four seasons and salt water, swimming pool, table soccer and kid’s club
Activities: cave visiting, squid fishing,kayaking
Wifi, satellite - HD LED TV onboard
English and Vietnamese speaking guides
VAT & service charge
Transportation: Hanoi – Halong –Hanoi, Beverages
Spa (spa and massage)
Karaoke, cigar and wine lounge, use of conference facilities, 3D golf simulator,
Tips and other personal expenses
Personal travel/health insurance
All other services not clearly mentioned above
NB: Surcharges will be applied during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve periods and over the Vietnamese Tet Lunar NewYear
SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any dining venue – Vista, Driftwood Bar, private dining locations.
Unlimited house wines, house beers, house spirits, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages
In Villa Dining
Access to non-motorized water sports equipment such as snorkeling gear, kayaks and sailboats.
Mini bar restocked daily – with alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages and selected snacks.
3 pieces of laundry per person per day
Share Return speedboat transfers to and from Song Saa
Share Return transfer from Sihanoukville Airport.
Complimentary Long tail boat excursion to Sala Song Saa Village Tour
15 minute foot ritual & 15 Minute Neck/Head/Shoulder Massage
10% Discount on Motorized Water Sport
All Inclusive Rates do not include motorized water sports (diving, wakeboarding, water skiing, off island excursions) spa treatments and reserve wines & spirits.