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Escorted Tours

Impressions of Vietnam including

Temples of Cambodia


Route:
  • London
  • Saigon
  • Can Tho
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Siem Reap
  • London

4 NIGHTS from £551pp

Tour Highlights
  • Angkor Wat Temple
  • Fortified City of Angkor Thom
  • Ta Prohm Ruins
  • Boat Trip on Tonle Sap Lake
  • City tour of Hanoi including a walking tour of the Old Quarter
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Daytime Mekong River Cruise and Can Tho Canal Ride
  • Vietnamese cooking demonstration
  • Overnight Halong Bay Cruise and Me Cung Caves
  • City tours of Saigon
  • Visit the floating market at Cai Rang

Extension from £551pp

Tour + Extension from £1884pp

To book call us on 0800 408 0506

Visit the Temples of Cambodia

Extend your Impressions of Vietnam Tour with our extension to Siem Reap in Cambodia from 479pp. This extension includes visits to some of the most iconic and atmospheric sites in Cambodia, including the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex, the largest religious monument in the world.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Saigon

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Saigon International Airport.

2
Saigon

On arrival in Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Relax in the afternoon before enjoying a welcome dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant.

  • Dinner
3
Saigon

After breakfast travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an impressive network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. En route your tour will pass through a traditional rice paper making village before your lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, start your city tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace, the former home and workplace of the president of South Vietnam during the war. Continue to the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral which was built between 1877-1883 and is the major seat of the Catholic religion in Vietnam. You will then travel to the French-style Saigon Post Office followed by the Thien Hau Pagoda and a local lacquer ware workshop.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Saigon to Can Tho

In the morning you will drive to My Tho where you will board a boat for a cruise down the Mekong River, passing floating markets, local villages and the four islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle. Your boat will dock at Unicorn Island, giving you the chance to visit farms selling exotic fruits and a coconut sweet workshop where you can sample these local delights. A horse drawn cart ride will follow, arriving at a bee farm to enjoy their traditional honey tea, then a tour down the Vam Chua Canal on a rowing boat. Continue to Can Tho where you will spend the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Can Tho to Hanoi

Your morning in Can Tho will begin with a gentle trip through the picturesque canals and waterways in a small boat, taking in the sultry scenery and daily activities of the small boat vendors of the floating markets who live along these Mekong canals, as well as stopping at the spectacular Cai Rang floating market - the largest in the entire Mekong Delta. Before cruising back to land enjoy tasting tropical fruits at the Ba Cong Garden House. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant you will be transferred to the airport in Can Tho for your flight to Hanoi where you will then have the night to settle in.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Hanoi

Your full day tour of Hanoi begins with the ancient Temple of Literature, then the Presidential Palace and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. A short drive out of the city centre follows where you can take part in a local Vietnamese cooking demonstration and enjoy your delicious creation for lunch. The afternoon continues with a visit to the Vietnam History museum, and a photo opportunity at the Hanoi Opera House, a beautiful colonial building, then a walking tour of the Old Quarter. In the evening sit back and enjoy a thousand year old Water Puppet Show.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Hanoi to Halong Bay

This memorable day takes you to the awe-inspiring Halong Bay where you will explore these tranquil islands on a luxury cruise boat, passing local towns and intricate limestone formations on the way. Take a tour of Thien Canh Son Cave, an ethereal wonderland of ancient carvings and suspended stalactites that hang beneath a canopy of glistening gems. Anchoring in the Cong Do area, a Vietnamese cooking demonstration will take place on the sundeck, followed by a sumptuous seafood dinner on board before you retire to your cabin for the evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Halong Bay to Hanoi

Start your day with a calming Tai Chi session before a rowing boat takes you to Vung Vieng fishing village, a settlement completely floating on water and dating back hundreds of years. In the afternoon, pass sprawling rice paddies and rolling hillside landscapes, as you travel bac

  • Brunch & Dinner
9
Hanoi to Siem Reap

Following breakfast your morning will be at leisure before your pick up to the airport for your afternoon flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
10
Siem Reap

After breakfast enjoy a free day to explore the city in your own time, or simply relax by the hotel's inviting swimming pool.

  • Breakfast
11
Siem Reap

Today proceed to watch the sunrise over the famous Angkor Wat temple, then discover the fortified city of Angkor Thom. After lunch you will explore the jungle covered Ta Prohm, undoubtedly the most atmospheric of all the ruins in Angkor.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Siem Reap

Today visit the stunning Banteay Srei, a 10th century Hindu temple dedicated to their god Shiva. In the afternoon take a boat trip to a charming local village on the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap. The rest of the day is at leisure before your evening meal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Siem Reap to UK

Your last day is free to do as you wish before your return flight home via Hanoi.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

Vietnam:
Until 30th June 2021, a visa is not required for stays up to 15 days. From the 1st July 2021 and for stays longer than 15 days, a visa is required for entry into Vietnam. You can apply for an e-visa online at https://evisa. xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn. The cost of the visa is approximately USD$25 and will take roughly 3 working days. Alternatively, we work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote Mercury Holidays. The cost of the visa is £105. The visas take around 10 working days to issue and are only valid for 3 months from the date of entry. Therefore we recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however, please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so make sure that you will not need it during this time. You can also visit the Embassy of Vietnam in London: 12-14 Victoria Road, London, W8 5RD. This visa information is a guideline only and is subject to change; up-to-date information regarding the process and fees will be advised at the time of calling the Travel Visa Company.
Cambodia:
If you have booked the Temples of Cambodia extension following your tour, you will need to purchase a visa for Cambodia costing USD $30 on arrival at the airport in Siem Reap. Please note that you will be required to bring a passport photo with you as well as USD $30 cash in order to apply for your visa on arrival in Cambodia.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

All flights are operated by Vietnam Airlines. Each passenger is entitled to 20kg of hold luggage & hand luggage of 5kg not exceeding 56cm x 36cm x 23cm in size. Flight times are for guidance only & subject to change.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of your trip. You will also be joined by a local guide in each of the cities which you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong, known as VND. You can exchange your currency in Vietnam, however, US Dollars are widely accepted in Vietnam should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you. The currency in Cambodia is the Cambodian Riel, known as AHR. You can exchange your currency in Cambodia, however, US Dollars are widely accepted in Cambodia should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100 - £200 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
2018 DATES
31 Oct 201812 Nov 2018£579£1469£2048
14 Nov 201826 Nov 2018£539£1589£2128
28 Nov 201810 Dec 2018£539£1589£2128
2019 DATES
16 Jan 201928 Jan 2019£539£1539£2078
30 Jan 201911 Feb 2019£539£1629£2168
27 Feb 201911 Mar 2019£539£1599£2138
13 Mar 201925 Mar 2019£539£1539£2078
03 Apr 201915 Apr 2019£479£1519£1998
17 Apr 201929 Apr 2019£529£1489£2018
01 May 201913 May 2019£529£1469£1998
15 May 201927 May 2019£519£1379£1898
29 May 201910 Jun 2019£519£1329£1848
12 Jun 201924 Jun 2019£519£1159£1678
26 Jun 201908 Jul 2019£489£1429£1918
10 Jul 201922 Jul 2019£489£1429£1918
04 Sep 201916 Sep 2019£489£1439£1928
18 Sep 201930 Sep 2019£519£1439£1958
02 Oct 201914 Oct 2019£549£1459£2008
16 Oct 201928 Oct 2019£549£1479£2028
30 Oct 201911 Nov 2019£549£1499£2048
13 Nov 201925 Nov 2019£539£1619£2158
27 Nov 201909 Dec 2019£539£1619£2158
Travelling Alone?

Unfortunately we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour, however, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room.

Please note

For the Halong Bay Cruise, you will either be booked into a twin or double room.

Private Tours

If the group tour departure dates and not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience than you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Dong

Average Flying time

12 hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 37 °C

Spoken languages

Vietnamese

When to go

Please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Vietnam

Cambodia

What to pack
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Binoculars
Customer Rating:
10/10
Glen Nolan
29th Jun 2018

Excellent hotel's throughout the holiday

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Richard Britton
28th Mar 2018

All very good. No complaints!

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Barrie Jamieson
31st Jan 2018

very good hotels in excellent locations

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Eileen Oliver
30th Nov 2017

Very nice hotels staff excellent

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Hannah Eggelton
29th Nov 2017

All the hotels used during the stay were amazing. Staff were lovely. Hotels were clean and in good central locations.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Elaine Parker
3rd Apr 2017

All the hotels we stayed in were very clean and staff were very helpful in everyone

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
7.5/10
Kathy Merson
26th Mar 2017

All hotels were good standard

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Stephen Macnaughton-wright
22nd Feb 2017

The Tara Angkor in Siem Reap was fantastic, the Golden Central Hotel in Saigon was acceptable

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Isabel Church
17th Oct 2016

Loved the whole holiday and thoroughly enjoyed being in a small group as it was more personal and got to know all the guides. Felt like we were stars as they were always so attentive to us. All the hotels were excellent and breakfasts were excellent with great variety of food. No negative comments to report.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Francis And Royston Essery
6th Oct 2016

Yesterday my wife and I returned from your Impressions of Vietnam Tour plus the Temples of Cambodia holiday and the purpose of this letter is to say thank you to you and your staff both in the UK and also those in Vietnam and Cambodia for giving us both such a wonderful time. We had a fabulous time all round. The tour manager went to great lengths to make sure everyone on the trip was well looked after and happy. The group we were with all got on brilliantly and we laughed a great deal. The hotels and their staff were very good, friendly and made the experience enjoyable and stress-free. The food was varied and plentiful. The places we visited were varied, interesting and wholly enjoyable. The pace was hectic with a lot packed in, but I would not change a thing here either. Whilst we were away my wife celebrated her birthday and that evening the whole group celebrated with us at dinner with a cake organised by the tour guide. How lovely was that? It made my wife so happy! In short this holiday exceeded all my expectations, thank you and your team so much and I will most definitely be happy to book with Mercury Holidays again.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Louise Carrick
27th Sep 2016

I will recommend you to all my friends. Could not fault anything. My granddaughter really enjoyed it too!

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Janet Neale
21st Jul 2016

Mr Nahn (Jack) in ,Saigon, did not give us a comments form, but we would like to thank him for his excellent work. He was a very friendly and helpful person, and very informative.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Eileen Frew
31st May 2016

I am writing to express my thanks, appreciation and special congratulations following my second wonderful trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with you. The standard of the hotel, tour managers and itineraries could not have been higher. Halong bay and Cambodia where pure magic. I would be grateful if you could forward me your latest tour brochure and I look forward to travelling with you again soon.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Heather Marfleet
18th May 2016

All hotels were brilliant, with a great breakfast

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Karen Johnson
16th Mar 2016

Great Value for money!

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
/10
Mary Pearce
16th Mar 2016

This tour was excellent value for money. As a single traveller I felt very well looked after.

Customer Rating:
10/10
Jonathan Pugh
11th Nov 2015

Very good hotels

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Gordon Burrell
8th Oct 2015

all hotels were of a very good standard and as good if not better than expected

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
8.2/10
Simon Wood
24th Apr 2015

Whilst all the hotels on the tour were good, the hotel in Cambodia was excellent with a beautiful pool and first class food and service. Highly recommend!

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
  • Room
  • Service
  • Facilities
  • Cleanliness
Customer Rating:
10/10
Linda Durno
11th Mar 2015

No complaints

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
  • Room
  • Service
  • Facilities
  • Cleanliness
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  • London
  • Saigon
  • Can Tho
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
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Extend your trip in Vietnam with a 4-night stay on the stunning beach just outside Hoi An, a beautifully authentic town where hundreds of tailors line the narrow low-rise streets and riverside cafes overlook the waterside edge.

This add-on must be taken at the end of the main tour.

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