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SOUTHEAST ASIA

SOUTHEAST ASIA

SOUTHEAST ASIA VIETNAM | CAMBODIA | LAOS | THAILAND | MYANMAR | SINGAPORE 2017 2018

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  • The Wendy Wu Tours Difference
  • 4 Discover Southeast Asia with Wendy Wu Tours 6 Travel Your Way
  • 8 Your Tour Guides
  • 10 Travellers’ Tales
  • 12 Tailormade Asia
  • 96 Hotels
  • 97 Your Questions Answered 98 Asia for all Seasons
  • 101 Booking Conditions
  • 102 At a Glance
  • 103 CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA 14-41 Vietnam Impressions 9 days 16 Vietnam at a Glance
  • 12 days 18 Around Cambodia
  • 14 days 20 Vietnam Trails
  • 16 days 22 Vietnam Escape
  • 16 days 24 Angkor to the Bay
  • 16 days 26 Laos and Cambodia Unveiled
  • 16 days 28 Indochina Delights
  • 16 days 30 Vietnam Highlights
  • 18 days 32 Vietnam Panorama
  • 18 days 34 Mekong Odyssey
  • 20 days 36 Treasures of Vietnam & China
  • 26 days 38 Grand Tour of Indochina
  • 27 days 40 CLASSIC THAILAND 42-49 Thailand Highlights
  • 13 days 44 Thailand & Laos Adventure
  • 15 days 46 Thailand Beach Extensions 48 CLASSIC MYANMAR 50-59 Myanmar Explorer
  • 11 days 52 Myanmar & the Irrawaddy NEW 14 days 54 Hidden Treasures of Myanmar 17 days 56 Irrawaddy Voyager PRIVATE 12 days 58 DISCOVERY TOURS 60-69 Experience the Real Southeast Asia 62 Highlights of Laos
  • 14 days 64 Reflections of Vietnam
  • 17 days 66 Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery
  • 20 days 68 THE PREMIER COLLECTION 70-83 Exclusive Experiences 72 Luxury Hotels 73 Jewels of Vietnam 13 days 74 Classical Vietnam 18 days 76 Heart of Indochina 19 days 78 Cambodia & Vietnam Revealed 20 days 80 The Majestic Mekong NEW 22 days 82 INDEPENDENT TOURS 84-93 Vietnam 86 Cambodia 90 Laos 91 Thailand 92 Myanmar 93 SINGAPORE STOPOVER 94-95 “I started taking people to this beautiful part of Asia in 1998. I want you to share my passion for this region.” Wendy has been inspiring travellers ever since, her customers and the team that work alongside her alike. At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. That’s why we are Southeast Asia experts and the USA’s leading Asia tour operator – our customer reviews (through independent customer review platform feefo) and numerous awards say it all. This year’s brochure is all about showcasing both the region’s top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best vacation, whether it’s your first visit or your 10th.

Wendy and the team look forward to welcoming you to Southeast Asia soon! WELCOME TO SOUTHEAST ASIA Wendy Wu – Owner, Wendy Wu Tours Visit wendywutours.com Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent 3 2

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3. Industry-Leading National Escorts All of our group tours are accompanied from beginning to end by a dedicated, knowledgeable National Escort and local guides with particular expertise in each location. Our experienced teams in Asia ensure that Wendy Wu Tours has a reliable presence on which you can always depend. We regularly receive letters that sing the praises of our team over in Southeast Asia, their knowledge, warmth, supportive nature, passion and gentle humour is something we are genuinely very proud of.

Hand-Picked Hotels Over 18 years of taking people to Asia means we know exactly where to stay. We have superb relationships with our hotel partners in the region, meaning our groups are always prioritised and well looked after. We inspect our hotels regularly to ensure that they reach our high standards of cleanliness, safety and comfort. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Where ever you are staying you will have a peaceful and comfortable night’s sleep in preparation for the next day’s adventures.

See page 97.

No one knows Southeast Asia like we do All of our staff have travelled throughout Southeast Asia and can provide you with detailed information about our itineraries and touring styles, and will help personalise your vacation. We are proud to be known as the USA’s specialist operator to Asia, and have been building our global reputation since 1998, one satisfied customer at a time. THE WENDY WU TOURS DIFFERENCE 10 reasons why you should choose Wendy Wu Tours Authentic Experiences Our extensive experience and local expertise means we can take you to places rarely visited and those you have always dreamed of exploring.

We have been blazing trails into this ever-developing region for 18 years, and pride ourselves in delivering authentically Asian experiences. On our tours, you will have the opportunity to experience and try your hand at ancient crafts and traditions; and there will be endless opportunities to meet local people and see a lifestyle so different from your own. We continue to redefine travel to Asia, and are proud to offer the widest variety of tours on the market.

Regional Flavour Meals included in our tours are planned to give you a genuine taste of the regions we visit. We make sure that the food on our tours is safe, fresh, features minimal spice and includes plenty of vegetables. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. Highlights may include mild green coconut curry in Thailand, fresh and zingy Vietnamese salads, and Laap – spicy marinated meat or fish in Laos.

Travel in Comfort The transport selected as part of your tour is intended to combine convenience and comfort with an enjoyably authentic travel experience.

You will benefit from our seatand-a-half policy on our coaches, allowing you to watch incredible scenery in comfort. Our Group Tours are predominantly conducted using air-conditioned coaches, internal flights, trains and various types of boat. See page 99. Tipping Made Easy We handle the tipping so you don’t have to. We have a simple tipping system whereby all Group Tour passengers contribute to a kitty, paid to the National Escort, who then distributes it throughout the trip. Tipping is not included on any of our Private Tours, Stopovers or Extensions, but we will suggest appropriate amounts.

See page 100. We Love Solo Travellers Our group tours are a great opportunity to share your experiences with like-minded people. We welcome plenty of solo travellers on our tours, and receive great feedback from them about the friendly and sociable atmosphere of our groups. Even better, if you are a single traveller and are willing to share a room, you won’t have to pay a single supplement.

  • 1 Great Value Air Inclusive Tours
  • All accommodation
  • All meals unless stated
  • All transportation and transfers
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking National Escort and Local Guides
  • Visa fees for US and Canadian passport holders
  • Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (subject to change)
  • Expert advice from our experienced Destination Specialists
  • Comprehensive tour dossiers and travel guides
  • Safe and secure with USTOA, ASTA and IATA The only things you may have to pay for are personal expenditure e.g. drinks, optional excursions or shows, insurance of any kind, tipping and early check-in or late check-out (this cannot be guaranteed).

Meals on our Discovery Tours, Premier Collection and Independent Tours are indicated on the tour pages. 10 66 Travelling Companions As a global company with offices in Australia and the UK, our tours always depart with a dynamic mix of Aussies, Brits and Americans. Days are full of laughs as you discover English can actually be a foreign language. Many of our guests have so much fun together they keep in touch and vacation together again. 6 5 4 Visit www.wendywutours.com Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent THE WENDY WU TOURS DIFFERENCE

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CHINA VIETNAM THAILAND MALAYSIA MYANMAR CAMBODIA LAOS SAPA Phan Thiet Mekong Delta Hue Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Qui Nhon Nha Trang Dalat Hanoi Hong Kong Sihanoukville Siem Reap Phnom Penh Pakse Vang Vieng Vientiane Bangkok Chiang Rai Chiang Rai Kanchanaburi Phuket Hua Hin Koh Samui Ayutthaya Inle Lake Mandalay Yangon Naypyidaw IRRAWADDY RIVER HALONG BAY HOI AN LUANG PRABANG MEKONG RIVER ANGKOR BAGAN Langkawi Kuala Lumpur Singapore BORNEO MALAYSIA Chiang Mai DISCOVER SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH WENDY WU TOURS Southeast Asia is a dream destination for many a traveller – with paradise beaches, tranquil temples and sensational food, it’s easy to see why.

Uncover the countless cultures, beautiful landscapes and fascinating history of the planet’s most enchanting region. WENDY'S TOP 8 SOUTHEAST ASIA SIGHTS Visit www.wendywutours.com Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent HALONG BAY Drift the tranquil, emerald waters and soak up the beauty of the foliage-cloaked peaks - features on any itinerary that covers Vietnam.

1 ANGKOR The temples of Angkor exude a rare majesty that few places on the planet can match – admire them on any itinerary featuring Cambodia. 2 1. HOI AN It’s impossible to not love Hoi An’s quaint streets and relaxed atmosphere – that’s why it is included on all Vietnam itineraries. 3 LUANG PRABANG Luang Prabang is easily one of the most captivating cities in Asia. Explore it on itineraries including 'Laos & Cambodia Unveiled' (pages 28-29). 4 SAPA With its rice terraces and hazy peaks, Sapa is ripe for exploration. See it on 'Vietnam Trails' (pages 22-23) or add it on to other Vietnam itineraries!

5 MEKONG RIVER Winding through most of Southeast Asia, a Mekong cruise offers lazy days and verdant landscapes – look out for a little boat symbol on our Indochina itineraries. 6 BAGAN With hundreds of temples rising from the depths of the central plains, Bagan is Myanmar’s most sublime sight. Experience it for yourself on any Myanmar itinerary. 7 THE IRRAWADDY Myanmar’s main lifeline with many locals living and working on its banks – look out for a little boat symbol on our Myanmar itineraries.

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  • CLASSIC GROUP TOURS PAGES 14-59 A thoughtfully designed series of journeys for those who wish to see the iconic sights and magnificent treasures that Southeast Asia has to offer on a air-inclusive, excellent-value group tour. IS A CLASSIC GROUP TOUR THE ONE FOR YOU? 
  • You get to tick off Southeast Asia’s big, awe-inspiring sights – whether that’s on a shorter, concise trip through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Burma or a longer multicountry adventure. 
  • You can travel with the assurance that all of your arrangements are taken care of – flights, visas, accommodation and all touring. 
  • All of your meals are included – whilst breakfasts are a mixture of both local and western style, at lunch and dinner we’ll help you go on a culinary adventure! 
  • You get to travel with like-minded people – our customers often form lifetime friendships on tour.
  • You are accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts, whose unparalleled knowledge and talent help your holiday become an even more unforgettable experience. 9 8 Visit www.wendywutours.com Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent TRAVEL YOUR WAY We know that every traveller is different, so we have developed three touring styles to help you see Asia in the way that suits you the best. See the highlights of the region on our Classic Tours, get under the skin of Southeast Asia on our Discovery Tours, or experience the region in luxury on our Premier Collection.
  • DISCOVERY TOURS PAGES 60-69 PREMIER COLLECTION PAGES 70-83 Meticulously designed with the more discerning traveller in mind, our deluxe journeys through Southeast Asia feature distinctive and exclusive experiences which bring the region to life. IS A PREMIER COLLECTION TOUR THE ONE FOR YOU? 
  • You travel in intimate groups of 18 or less. 
  • You get to take part in a series of unique and exclusive experiences such as a walking tour of a Saigon medicine street and spending time with a water puppeteer in Hanoi. 
  • You stay in handpicked luxury hotels in the best possible locations throughout.
  • You can indulge in sumptuous dining experiences. 
  • You have a little more freedom – these tours are not fully inclusive so you can enjoy some evenings to yourself. 
  • You get those little added extras that make the tour special, such as porterage, a mid-tour laundry service and daily bottled water. 
  • You are accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts. Designed for those who wish to be further immersed in the authentic charm of Asia; see Southeast Asia differently on our Discovery Tours by taking part in unique, cultural and active experiences. IS A DISCOVERY TOUR THE ONE FOR YOU? 
  • You get to see and experience travelling through remote, untouched areas of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, whilst also taking in the classic sights.
  • You are able to get closer to the local people and their traditions, some of the immersive experiences include a Mekong Delta homestay, sampling street food in Saigon and learning the art of Batik with a Black H'mong lady 
  • You get a range of active experiences – from trekking through the hill tribe villages of Sapa, seeing the winding streets of Hoi An by bicycle and experiencing Angkor from a rickshaw. 
  • You travel in small groups of 18 or less on most of these adventures. 
  • You get more freedom – these tours are not fully inclusive, meaning we’ve left you some free time to go out and explore local restaurants and culinary traditions for yourself. 
  • You are accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts.

TRAVEL YOUR WAY THE KEY TO OUR TOURS Our tours are graded as comfortable, moderate or active to reflect the level of fitness required. Just look for the icons on the page. TOUR GRADING Comfortable Accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and average mobility. Tours may involve sightseeing on foot, some climbing of stairs and getting on and off boats. Moderate Tours require a higher level of fitness and may include longer periods of sightseeing. Light trekking and overnight train journeys may feature. Active Tours require a good level of fitness, as they are physically more demanding.

They may involve cycling, and some travel to remote areas where facilities are less developed.

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YOUR TOUR GUIDES Your guide is often the difference between a good vacation and a truly remarkable vacation. On all of our group tours you will be escorted by a dedicated National Escort for the entire duration of your trip. Their unrivalled knowledge, passion, experience and expertise will astonish you. Award Winning Local Expertise Our guides are utterly committed to Wendy Wu Tours and the vast majority have been with us for many years. We ensure that the individual tasked with the responsibility to keep you safe, happy, entertained and inspired is someone whom you should have absolute trust in; and that they intimately understand the eccentricities of the Asian way of doing things.

  • Most of the countries included on our itineraries have recent, poignant histories of which your guide may have had first-hand experience. You will get a greater understanding of the past, and you'll learn about the local heritage, culture and way of life. Most importantly all of our National Escorts speak fluent English, go through rigorous training programmes, have a wonderful sense of humour and understand how to convey their knowledge, meaning that you will always have the most refreshing and rewarding experience on our Southeast Asia tours. All our National Escorts
  • Have a minimum of five years experience in guiding
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are born and raised in the local area making them unparalleled experts
  • Go through rigorous and ongoing training programmes
  • Are at your service 24 hours a day “I have been a tour guide since 2001 and enjoy it very much. I love meeting people from all over the world and being able to show them the real Cambodia, and providing them with the best service. I make sure I provide my guests with a wealth of memories of my beautiful country to take home with them.” “Throughout your trip to Vietnam, I am yours! I will be available and always ready to make sure that in just a short time, you will have so much to enjoy. I love Vietnam and it is my passion to show travellers its amazing nature and deep culture blended with traditional customs and unforgettable history. I am looking forward to meeting you, from your cheerful, friendly guide in Vietnam.” “A Saigon native, I hold both a BA in English and a BS in History and have been a tour guide for 10 years now. My big passion is Vietnamese history and culture and I can also speak authoritatively about architecture and politics. Come to Vietnam, I am sure you will have the most unforgettable trip here with me.” “I am from Siem Reap, Cambodia and have been a tour guide since 2004. I am really passionate about my job as I love to take visitors to explore my country and to meet the Khmer people – some of the friendliest, most welcoming people you’ll find. I have guided both big and small Wendy Wu Tours groups in Cambodia, and we all had a great time together. I always consider my guests as part of my family and want them to be happy throughout the trip.” Mr & Mrs Borer, Grand Tour of Indochina “The guide Thada was very attentive and dealt with any concern quickly and efficiently. He was able to answer any questions put to him about the history of his country.” Anonymous, Angkor to the Bay “Our guide was tremendously knowledgeable in all areas. He did not hurry, but always helped our group on time for pick up etc. He is very patient and obliging and could not he faulted in any area. He is a credit to Wendy Wu Tours.” Ms Beatson, Vietnam at a Glance “We were extremely happy to have Mai as our guide. She obviously loves her country and promotes it well with her charm and laughter. She made a great holiday into an exceptional one.” Mr & Mrs Hill, Vietnam Impressions “Tuan was the perfect guide in all ways and his knowledge was amazing. He was also helpful and extremely patient. Thank you Tuan for making this holiday so memorable for us!” Mr Vutha Dam Mai Tuan Thada Lin YOUR TOUR GUIDES 11 10 Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent Visit wendywutours.com
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TRAVELLERS' TALES “ Loved the whole holiday. Saw and went to places we wouldn't have got to on our own. ” Mr and Mrs Stander, Angkor to the Bay, Feb 2016 “The tour gave you a real feeling of the country. ” Mr Hatton, Hidden Treasures of Myanmar, Mar 2016 “This was one, if not the best holiday we have ever had. The crew and everyone involved were so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. ” Mr and Mrs Schreck, Spirit of Myanmar, Feb 2016 “ Very well organised. The national guide was efficient, great fun and worked really hard. The tour was great; hotels, restaurants and places visited.

Mr & Mrs Chandler, Vietnam at a Glance, Mar 2016 Based on over 1,000 feefo customer reviews. 97% customer service rating (rated as good or excellent) 98% tour experience rating (rated as good or excellent) We are keen to receive as much feedback as we can. We have partnered with independent online review site, feefo, to give you the chance to tell us what you think. You will receive an email from feefo after booking and once again after you have travelled so you can rate our service and tour experience. “ Very interesting and stimulating such that we have already booked to go on another tour next year.

  • ” Mr Bowery, Vietnam Escape, Dec 2015 “It was an enjoyable experience travelling through Vietnam as part of an international group. Learning and seeing Vietnam's recovery from all it has been through was fascinating. ” Mr and Mrs Baty Vietnam Escape, Apr 2016 “This was my first but not last Wendy Wu Tour. I find it hard to think how you could improve on the holiday I just experienced. Keep up the good work Wendy Wu because I am coming again. ” Mr O’Brien, Around Cambodia, Oct 2015 “This trip was fantastic. Cambodia was amazing and it was such a privilege to visit the temples. The sights and meals on this trip were outstanding and I learned so much. ” Ms Killian, Angkor to the Bay, Dec 2015 “
  • Everything ran very smoothly. The attention to detail was exceptional.

Mr and Mrs Hawkins, Irrawaddy Voyager, March 2016 TRAVELLERS’ TALES We love to hear your travel stories and vacation highlights – knowing that you love Southeast Asia just as much as we do drives us to achieve even higher standards! Here are some of our favourites: 13 12 Visit www.wendywutours.com Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent

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Visit wendywutours.com Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent 15 14 Our air inclusive Classic Southeast Asia Tours encompass the iconic sights, from colourful Vietnam and diverse Cambodia to the untouched beauty of Laos.

CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA Our Classic Southeast Asia Tours include: n Comprehensive touring n Award-winning National Escorts n Knowledgeable local guides n International flights and taxes n All accommodation and meals n All transportation on tour n Visa applications and fees n Advice from our Destination Specialists

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CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA TOUR p ONE PILLAR PAGODA, HANOI Mekong River Mekong Delta Danang Saigon (2N) Hoi An (2N) Cu Chi Hanoi (2N) Halong Bay (1N) LAOS THAILAND VIETNAM CAMBODIA ADD ON Phnom Penh (2N) Siem Reap (2N) Overnight Flight AIR COACH BOAT EXTENSION Visit www.wendywutours.com for a detailed tour dossier Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent 17 16 ITINERARY n Days 1-2: Fly to Hanoi Fly overnight to Vietnam’s vibrant capital city Hanoi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

n Days 3-4: Halong Bay Cruise Spend the day cruising amongst spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from emerald waters.

Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. You'll even explore one of the bay's many caves. Spend a night onboard before returning to Hanoi the next day. This evening see a traditional water puppet show. n Day 5: Explore Hanoi Hanoi brings together all of the charms of a colonial past with a modern buzz in one fast-paced yet graceful city. Exuding a wonderfully exotic aura, Hanoi is the perfect combination of old Asia and new. Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll pass Ho Chi Minh’s monumental mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House.

Also visit One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and walk through the Old Quarter’s atmospheric tangle of streets. Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An.

n Day 6: Hoi An Walking Tour Take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An. A wonderfully laidback, graceful and wilfully traditional place, the streets of the town, lined with lantern shops and tailors, are a delight to wander especially as traffic is entirely banished from the town centre. Visit a lovely old house, still occupied by the descendants of the merchants who built it over 200 years ago, before seeing the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the bustling market. Vietnamese cooking is renowned across the world for its innovative use of fresh ingredients and spices – this evening, learn all about the local produce and the necessary skills in a hands-on cookery class.

n Day 7: Discover Saigon Fly to Saigon. A seamless blend of past and present, Saigon offers a high-octane ride into Vietnam’s ever brighter future. Whilst this exuberant city is the driving force of modern Vietnam, it also has a treasure trove of fascinating heritage to explore. Experience Notre Dame Cathedral and the neoclassical Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel – both grandiose legacies of a colonial past. Also visit the Reunification Palace; and the chilling War Remnants Museum where the brutality of the war and its victims are well-documented. Finish up by browsing through the lively Ben Thanh Market.

n Day 8: Mekong Delta Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the mighty Mekong. This area is known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Paddle through the maze of palm lined canals, getting a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta, and enjoy a lunch of typical Mekong fare. Return to Saigon. n Days 9: Cu Chi Tunnels - Depart Saigon Contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, where you’ll see the legendary tunnel network used by the Viet Cong to infiltrate South Vietnam during the war.

Return to Saigon and transfer to the airport for your flight to the US. p STREET VENDOR Looking for a different date? Would you like something a little more personal or to rearrange the touring to suit your needs?

  • Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour. ENJOY AS A PRIVATE TOUR TOUR HIGHLIGHTS n Stroll through old Hanoi n Wake to a Halong Bay sunrise n
  • Cook in Hoi An n Explore Saigon’s streetlife n Drift on the Mekong Delta n Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels VIETNAM IMPRESSIONS The perfect snapshot of a captivating country, delve into Vietnam’s energetic cities, fascinating heritage and compelling landscapes. See the sights of Hanoi and Saigon whilst savouring the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta.

p HOI AN p MEKONG DELTA p NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, SAIGON p HALONG BAY CAMBODIA 4 NIGHTS EXTRA FROM $1,080pp n Day 9: Fly to Phnom Penh Transfer to your hotel and relax or begin your explorations.

(B) n Day 10: Explore Phnom Penh Discover Cambodia’s captivating capital – reflect on recent tragedies at the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, visit the glittering Royal Palace and take a sunset cruise on the Mekong. (B,L) n Day 11: Angkor Wat Fly to Siem Reap and spend the day exploring the staggering temple complex of Angkor. (B,L) n Day 12: Siem Reap Aug-Feb: Take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake.

  • Mar-Jul: Visit a rural village to learn about local life. After lunch, visit Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. (B,L) n Day 13: Fly Siem Reap to US Fly to the US. (B) Price does not include flight from Saigon to Phnom Penh. KEEP EXPLORING AIR INCLUSIVE FROM THE US $3,490 DAYS FROM 9 PER PERSON  Price includes: All meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners) n International flights and current taxes n On-tour transportation n Accommodation n Touring with guides and entrance fees n
  • Visa fees for US & Canadian passport holders Flight and supplement information n
  • Prices based on New York flight departures, additional US gateway airports available n Flight upgrades available on request n Single room from $300 n Tipping paid locally US$50 2017 DATES 10 Feb - 18 Feb $3,590 10 Mar - 18 Mar $3,490 21 Apr - 29 Apr $3,490 07 Jul - 15 Jul $3,790 15 Sep - 23 Sep $3,490 24 Nov - 02 Dec $3,590 24 Feb - 04 Mar $3,590 07 Apr - 15 Apr $3,490 12 May - 20 May $3,490 04 Aug - 12 Aug $3,790 27 Oct - 04 Nov $3,590 2018 DATES 09 Feb - 17 Feb $3,690 09 Mar - 17 Mar $3,590 20 Apr - 28 Apr $3,590 06 Jul - 14 Jul $3,900 14 Sep - 22 Sep $3,590 23 Nov - 01 Dec $3,690 23 Feb - 03 Mar $3,690 06 Apr - 14 Apr $3,590 11 May - 19 May $3,590 03 Aug - 11 Aug $3,900 26 Oct - 03 Nov $3,690
  • AIRFARES INCLUDED
  • DEPARTURES – Departing Friday returning Saturday COMFORTABLE LAND ONLY FROM $2,190
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CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA TOUR Mekong River Mekong Delta Danang Saigon (3N) Hoi An (2N) Cu Chi Hanoi (3N) Halong Bay (1N) Hue (1N) ADD ON Luang Prabang (3N) Vientiane (1N) BURMA (Myanmar) LAOS THAILAND VIETNAM CAMBODIA Overnight Flight AIR COACH BOAT EXTENSION 19 18 Visit www.wendywutours.com for a detailed tour dossier Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent ITINERARY n Days 1-2: Fly to Saigon Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam’s most evocative and largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. n Day 3: Discover Saigon This morning, contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon.

The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. Visit the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum. n Day 4: Mekong Delta Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a lunch of typical Mekong dishes. Make a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda en route back to Saigon. n Day 5: Journey to Hoi An Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An.

This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchant’s house, Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market.

n Day 6: Tra Que village Head out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community that supplies many hotels and restaurants in the area with vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later spend the afternoon at leisure back in Hoi An. n Day 7: Imperial Hue Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. The magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.

n Day 8: Fly to Hanoi Fly to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure or start your explorations of Vietnam's capital. n Day 9: Hanoi Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day’s explorations with a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a traditional water puppet show.

n Day 10: Halong Bay Stay overnight on a traditionallydesigned boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn’t hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations. A fresh seafood meal is included during your voyage. n Day 11: Sunrise over Halong Bay Rise early this morning for sunrise over the bay. Return to Hanoi this afternoon. n Day 12: Fly Hanoi to US Fly to the US, arriving home the same or following day.

  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS n Sightsee in Saigon n Drift on the Mekong Delta n
  • Be charmed by Hoi An n Explore Hue's Imperial Citadel n Wake to a Halong Bay sunrise n Stroll through old Hanoi p LANTERNS, HOI AN VIETNAM AT A GLANCE Relish Vietnam’s distinct and energetic character as you journey from Saigon in the south up to Hanoi in the north. Explore the country’s turbulent past, meet the friendly, resilient locals and get lost in spectacular panoramas on this two-week tour of discovery. p HALONG BAY p HUE p MEKONG DELTA p HOI AN MARKET p CENTRAL POST OFFICE, SAIGON LAOS 4 NIGHTS EXTRA FROM $870pp n Day 12: Fly to Luang Prabang Fly to Luang Prabang. Tour the city by tuk tuk. See Wat Visoun, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sene and the National Museum. (B,L,D) n Day 13: Kuangsi Waterfalls Drive to the Kuangsi Waterfalls, visiting a local market en route. Later return to Luang Prabang and climb Phousi Hill for sunset over the city. (B,L,D) n Day 14: Caves & Villages Take a boat up the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves. Return to Luang Prabang and visit Thin Hong and Ban Xang Khong villages. (B,L,D) n Day 15: Takbat Ceremony Rise early to take part in the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat and pay a visit to a fresh food market. Fly to Vientiane. This evening enjoy a traditional music and dance show. (B,L,D) n Day 16: Depart Vientiane Visit the local market, Wat Si Saket, That Luang Stupa and Patuxai Victory Monument. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B) Price does not include flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang KEEP EXPLORING Looking for a different date? Would you like something a little more personal or to rearrange the touring to suit your needs?
  • Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour. ENJOY AS A PRIVATE TOUR AIR INCLUSIVE FROM THE US $3,790 DAYS FROM 12 PER PERSON  Price includes: All meals (10 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 10 dinners) n International flights and current taxes n On-tour transportation n Accommodation n Touring with guides and entrance fees n
  • Visa fees for US & Canadian passport holders Flight and supplement information n
  • Prices based on New York flight departures, additional US gateway airports available n Flight upgrades available on request n Single room from $390 n Tipping paid locally US$55 * Days of the week different to those stated. 2017 DATES 06 Jan - 17 Jan* $3,890 07 Mar - 18 Mar $3,790 04 Apr - 15 Apr $3,790 02 May - 13 May $3,790 11 Jul - 22 Jul $4,090 19 Sep - 30 Sep $3,790 24 Oct - 04 Nov $3,890 03 Feb - 14 Feb* $3,890 17 Mar - 28 Mar* $3,790 11 Apr - 22 Apr $3,790 16 May - 27 May $3,790 08 Aug - 19 Aug $4,090 26 Sep - 07 Oct $3,790 07 Nov - 18 Nov $3,890 17 Feb - 28 Feb* $3,890 21 Mar - 01 Apr $3,790 18 Apr - 29 Apr $3,790 06 Jun - 17 Jun $4,090 12 Sep - 23 Sep $3,790 10 Oct - 21 Oct $3,790 2018 DATES 09 Jan - 20 Jan $3,990 06 Mar - 17 Mar $3,890 03 Apr - 14 Apr $3,890 01 May - 12 May $3,890 10 Jul - 21 Jul $4,200 18 Sep - 29 Sep $3,890 23 Oct - 03 Nov $4,090 30 Jan - 10 Feb $3,990 13 Mar - 24 Mar $3,890 10 Apr - 21 Apr $3,890 15 May - 26 May $3,890 07 Aug - 18 Aug $4,200 25 Sep - 06 Oct $3,890 06 Nov - 17 Nov $4,090 13 Feb - 24 Feb $3,990 20 Mar - 31 Mar $3,890 17 Apr - 28 Apr $3,890 05 Jun - 16 Jun $4,200 11 Sep - 22 Sep $3,890 09 Oct - 20 Oct $3,890
  • AIRFARES INCLUDED
  • DEPARTURES – Departing Tuesday returning Saturday COMFORTABLE LAND ONLY FROM $2,490

Mekong River Sihanoukville (2N) Kampot Phnom Penh (3N) Siem Reap (4N) Battambang (2N) Kep (1N) LAOS THAILAND VIETNAM CAMBODIA Overnight Flight p ANGKOR WAT Looking for a different date? Would you like something a little more personal or to rearrange the touring to suit your needs? Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour. ENJOY AS A PRIVATE TOUR COACH Visit www.wendywutours.com for a detailed tour dossier Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent 21 20 ITINERARY n Days 1-2: Fly to Phnom Penh Fly overnight to Cambodia’s captivating capital Phnom Penh. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

n Day 3: Explore Phnom Penh A somewhat European city of airy boulevards and colonial villas, scarred still by the events of 1975, Phnom Penh has been engulfed by energy and optimism making it a pleasurable place to be. Today’s visits include the magnificent Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, before reflecting on the past at the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields. Sunset at hilltop Wat Phnom rounds off the day. n Day 4: Kep and Kampot Depart for the beach town of Kep, stopping en route at Tonle Bati, a peaceful site of Angkorera temples. Travel on to a pepper farm to learn about the renowned Kampot pepper.

Take a boat ride out to Koh Thonsay where you can spend a few hours relaxing on the beach before returning to Kep. n Day 5: Coastal Sihanoukville Visit the impressive cave temple of Phnom Chhnork before travelling to Kampot for a walking tour. A charming riverside town, Kampot has a wealth of colonial architecture to discover. Travel to Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s premier beach resort. Head up to the summit of Victory Hill for late afternoon views down over the city and Gulf of Thailand. n Day 6: Sihanoukville at Leisure Spend the day at leisure – explore this lively town or just hit the beach for total relaxation.

A delicious group lunch at a local restaurant is included. n Day 7: Kirirom National Park Return to Phnom Penh with a stop en route at the Kirirom National Park. Here footpaths wend their way amongst lush greenery and gushing waterfalls – keep an eye out for a variety of bird species.

n Day 8: Discover Battambang Journey north to Battambang stopping at the former capital city Udong, a potters’ village and Touch Hill. Set in some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, Battambang is also home to Cambodia’s grandest colonial architecture. n Day 9: Explore Battambang Head out of town to the 12thcentury Prasat Banan Temple returning to Battambang via Cambodia’s only vineyard for a wine tasting. Take a stroll through the village of Wat Kor, and explore a local house for a glimpse of traditional Khmer life. Visit a local NGO, La Maison de Coco, where skills such as weaving are taught to locals.

n Day 10: Discover Siem Reap Begin the journey towards Siem Reap, stopping in Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre. Learn about the cultivation of silk, from the planting of mulberry trees used to raise the silkworms to the harvesting of silk threads. Observe the artisans using the dyed and treated silk threads to create beautiful products in the workshops. On arrival in Siem Reap the rest of the day is at leisure.

n Day 11: Explore Angkor The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses over a thousand temples, all the remains of different capitals of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Rising early, the tour begins at Ta Prohm – one of the most atmospheric temples which has been left in the grips of the jungle. Continue to the walled city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom’s centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breathtaking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

The rest of the day is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor’s treasures. While away an afternoon in its shady precincts, and examine its wealth of fascinating and highly intricate embellishments. n Day 12: Sunset from Pre Rup Temple Journey to Kbal Spean to see the intricate stone carvings of Hindu gods and sacred linga carved into the river bed and banks. Continue on to the captivating Banteay Srei – a richly embellished Hindu temple constructed in rose sandstone. The work is so intricate it is said that it could only have been carved by the hand of a woman.

Explore the early 12th-century temple of Banteay Samre before climbing to the summit of the 10th-century Pre Rup Temple for views over the lush paddy fields at sunset. Lunch will be taken at a traditional Khmer home. n Day 13: Tonle Sap Lake High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Back on dry land visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts.

This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D'Angkor before visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show. n Day 14: Fly Siem Reap to US Grab your last minute souvenirs before boarding your flight to the US, arriving home the same or following day.

  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS n Discover Phnom Penh n Chill in coastal Kep n
  • Beach time in Sihanoukville n Explore colonial Battambang n Be captivated by Angkor n Visit a floating village AROUND CAMBODIA Cambodia has reinvented itself into a destination full-to-bursting with breathtaking temples, gorgeous beaches and a fascinating heritage. A laidback and enticing land, the real pleasure comes from its ability to make you feel like an explorer again. p BAYON TEMPLE, ANGKOR THOM p KEP p KIRIROM NATIONAL PARK p ROYAL PALACE CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA TOUR A sophisticated and lively destination, enjoy the sights and sounds of Hong Kong, where Chinese character underlays colonial charms and the gastronomy is varied and delicious. Price does not include flight from Siem Reap to Hong Kong HONG KONG 2 NIGHTS FROM $460pp STOPOVER IN... Price includes: All meals (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners) n International flights and current taxes n On-tour transportation n Accommodation n Touring with guides and entrance fees n
  • Visa fees for US & Canadian passport holders Flight and supplement information n
  • Prices based on New York flight departures, additional US gateway airports available n Flight upgrades available on request n Single room from $390 n Tipping paid locally US$70 AIR INCLUSIVE FROM THE US $3,330 DAYS FROM COMFORTABLE 14 PER PERSON  2017 DATES 05 Feb - 18 Feb $3,440 12 Mar - 25 Mar $3,330 10 Sep - 23 Sep $3,330 22 Oct - 04 Nov $3,440 19 Feb - 04 Mar $3,440 02 Apr - 15 Apr $3,330 08 Oct - 21 Oct $3,330 2018 DATES 04 Feb - 17 Feb $3,520 11 Mar - 24 Mar $3,520 08 Jul - 21 Jul $3,830 07 Oct - 20 Oct $3,520 18 Feb - 03 Mar $3,520 01 Apr - 14 Apr $3,520 09 Sep - 22 Sep $3,520 21 Oct - 03 Nov $3,590
  • AIRFARES INCLUDED
  • DEPARTURES – Departing Sunday returning Saturday LAND ONLY FROM $2,030
  • CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA TOUR p HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM, HANOI Mekong River Mekong Delta Danang Saigon (3N) Hoi An (3N) Cu Chi Halong Bay (1N) Hue (1N) Hanoi (2N) Sapa (2N) Overnight Train (2N) Overnight Flight BURMA (Myanmar) LAOS THAILAND VIETNAM CAMBODIA AIR COACH BOAT RAIL TOUR HIGHLIGHTS n Wake to a Halong Bay sunrise n Drift on the Mekong Delta n
  • Enjoy cooking in Hoi An n Explore Hanoi by cyclo n Cruise the Perfume River n Discover Sapa's local villages 23 22 Visit www.wendywutours.com for a detailed tour dossier Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent ITINERARY n Days 1-2: Fly to Saigon Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam’s most evocative and largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. n Day 3: Discover Saigon Contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels afterwards returning to Saigon. Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is both a treasure trove of cultural sights and the city that is driving Vietnam towards a bright future. Experience Vietnam’s colonial past at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Also visit the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

n Day 4: Mekong Delta Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Lunch on typical Mekong fare. Return to Saigon. n Day 5: Journey to Hoi An Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of charming Hoi An – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit an old merchant’s house, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. n Day 6: Hoi An Cooking Class Purchase fresh ingredients at the market for a cookery class at a local restaurant, consuming your creations for lunch.

Enjoy your afternoon at leisure to further explore this delightful town. n Day 7: Hoi An Enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps savour a relaxing coffee, pop into the town for a stroll or even head to the beach.

n Day 8: Imperial Hue Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. The magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Empire, the citadel was extensively damaged during the Vietnam War. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.

n Day 9: Fly to Hanoi Fly to Hanoi this morning.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax or start your explorations of Vietnam's capital. n Day 10: Explore Hanoi Sightseeing today includes a wander through the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed at certain times of year) and the Stilt House set in the gardens of the Presidential Palace. Also visit One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. End the day’s explorations with a thrilling cyclo tour through the Old Quarter and enjoy a traditional water puppet show. Board your overnight train to Lao Cai.

n Days 11-12: Sapa On arrival in Lao Cai, transfer to Sapa. Spend the next two days discovering this verdant and beautiful area of rolling hills and rice terraces with some light walking through the surrounding valleys and villages, and visits to ethnic minority communities including those of the H’mong people. n Day 13: Mt Fansipan Take a cable car ride up Mt Fansipan, the highest mountain in Indochina, arriving at the summit to enjoy incredible views from a breathtaking 3,143 metres. Also visit Sapa museum and Sapa church. Board the overnight train to Hanoi. n Days 14-15: Cruise Halong Bay Spend two days aboard a traditionally-designed boat cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay.

You'll even explore one of the bay's many caves. Spend a night onboard before returning to Hanoi the next day.

n Day 16: Fly Hanoi to US Fly to the US, arriving home the same or following day. VIETNAM TRAILS Discover Vietnam’s many gems, from buzzing Saigon to quaint Hoi An to stately Hanoi and magnificent Halong Bay. Top this off with an adventure to visit the terraced fields and hilltribes of Sapa, a sea of verdant scenery. p SAPA p JAPANESE BRIDGE, HOI AN p SAIGON p THIEN MU PAGODA, HUE Discover the dynamic city of Bangkok, full of contrasts of ancient and modern Thailand. Bargain at the markets, take a tuk tuk ride around the city streets or marvel at the Grand Palace.

  • Price does not include flight from Hanoi to Bangkok. BANGKOK 3 NIGHTS FROM $520pp STOPOVER IN... p MEKONG DELTA Looking for a different date? Would you like something a little more personal or to rearrange the touring to suit your needs? Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour. ENJOY AS A PRIVATE TOUR AIR INCLUSIVE FROM THE US $4,290 DAYS FROM 16 PER PERSON  Price includes: All meals (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches & 14 dinners) n International flights and current taxes n On-tour transportation n Accommodation n Touring with guides and entrance fees n
  • Visa fees for US & Canadian passport holders Flight and supplement information n
  • Prices based on New York flight departures, additional US gateway airports available n Flight upgrades available on request n Single room from $470 n Tipping paid locally US$75 2017 DATES 31 Jan - 15 Feb $4,390 07 Mar - 22 Mar $4,290 04 Apr - 19 Apr $4,290 03 Oct - 18 Oct $4,290 28 Feb - 15 Mar $4,390 14 Mar - 29 Mar $4,290 12 Sep - 27 Sep $4,290 07 Nov - 22 Nov $4,390 2018 DATES 30 Jan - 14 Feb $4,490 06 Mar - 21 Mar $4,390 03 Apr - 18 Apr $4,390 23 Oct - 07 Nov $4,390 27 Feb - 14 Mar $4,490 13 Mar - 28 Mar $4,390 11 Sep - 26 Sep $4,390 06 Nov - 21 Nov $4,490
  • AIRFARES INCLUDED
  • DEPARTURES – Departing Tuesday returning Wednesday MODERATE LAND ONLY FROM $2,990

CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA TOUR BURMA (Myanmar) LAOS THAILAND VIETNAM CAMBODIA Mekong River Mekong Delta Danang Saigon (4N) Hoi An (2N) Cu Chi Hanoi (2N) Halong Bay (1N) Hue (1N) Nha Trang (2N) Dalat (2N) Overnight Flight AIR COACH BOAT 25 24 Visit www.wendywutours.com for a detailed tour dossier Call (877) 993-6399 or visit your local travel agent ITINERARY n Days 1-2: Fly to Saigon Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam’s most evocative and largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

n Day 3: Discover Saigon Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is both a treasure trove of cultural sights and the city that is driving Vietnam towards a bright future.

Experience Vietnam’s colonial past at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Also visit the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish up browsing for bargains at the lively Ben Thanh Market. n Day 4: Mekong Delta Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. This area is called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Lunch on typical Mekong dishes. Return to Saigon.

n Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Travel to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the Cao Dai Temple. Return to Saigon. n Day 6: Discover Dalat Head up into the cooler climes of the South Central Highlands where you’ll find a distinctly French legacy. The charming town of Dalat sits in a region of lakes, waterfalls, forests and gardens, all ripe for exploration. This afternoon enjoy locally grown coffee and take in the picturesque views.

n Day 7: Explore Dalat Spend today sightseeing with visits to Domaine de Marie Church, the Flower Gardens, and an embroidery workshop.

After lunch climb aboard an open-air steam train from the old railway station to journey out through the fantastic scenery to Trai Mat village. End the day browsing the stalls of Dalat’s busy market. n Day 8: Seaside Nha Trang Wend your way down from the highlands and along the coast to the laidback town of Nha Trang, Vietnam’s beach capital. Spend the rest of the day at leisure – the beach is a great place to start.

n Day 9: Nha Trang Coastal Cruise Take to the turquoise waters for a cruise around the many little islands off Nha Trang’s coast. There’ll be a stop at an island to enjoy the balmy waters for yourself, and a visit to a fishing village. n Day 10: Discover Hoi An Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of this charming town. A wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, the streets are a delight to wander – visit the elaborate Japanese Bridge, the colourful market and a Chinese temple.

n Day 11: Hoi An Cooking Class Purchase fresh ingredients at the market for a cookery class at a local restaurant, consuming your creations for lunch.

Take the afternoon to explore the town further or simply relax in a riverside café. n Day 12: Hue’s Imperial Citadel Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to Thien Mu Pagoda and cruise on the Perfume River.

n Day 13: Hanoi and Water Puppets Fly to Hanoi this morning. Enjoy a traditional water puppet performance later this evening. n Day 14: Halong Bay Climb aboard your comfortable cruise ship and sail amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn’t hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations. A fresh seafood meal is included during your voyage and you will spend the night onboard. n Day 15: Sunrise over Halong Bay Enjoy a Halong Bay sunrise, before returning to Hanoi. Take a thrilling cyclo ride through the Old Quarter.

n Day 16: Fly Hanoi to US Hanoi brings all the charms of the past with a modern buzz in one fast-paced yet refined city. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, home of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature before transferring to the airport for your flight home. p DOMAINE DE MARIE CHURCH VIETNAM ESCAPE Escape the ordinary and allow the captivating charms of Vietnam to beguile you. Traverse the country from toe to top enjoying the vibrant cities, verdant pastoral panoramas, gentle beach-fringed coastline, and historical treasures en route. p IMPERIAL CITADEL, HUE p HALONG BAY p HANOI p NHA TRANG p CAO DAI TEMPLE Looking for a different date? Would you like something a little more personal or to rearrange the touring to suit your needs?

  • Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour. ENJOY AS A PRIVATE TOUR TOUR HIGHLIGHTS n Relax on Nha Trang's beaches n Drift on the Mekong Delta n
  • Relish Dalat's cool climate n Enjoy cooking in Hoi An n Wake to a Halong Bay sunrise n Explore Hanoi by cyclo Discover the dynamic city of Bangkok, full of contrasts of ancient and modern Thailand. Bargain at the markets, take a tuk tuk ride around the city streets or marvel at the Grand Palace. Price does not include flight from Hanoi to Bangkok. BANGKOK 3 NIGHTS FROM $520pp STOPOVER IN... AIR INCLUSIVE FROM THE US $4,290 DAYS FROM 16 PER PERSON  Price includes: All meals (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches & 14 dinners) n International flights and current taxes n On-tour transportation n Accommodation n Touring with guides and entrance fees n
  • Visa fees for US & Canadian passport holders Flight and supplement information n
  • Prices based on New York flight departures, additional US gateway airports available n Flight upgrades available on request n Single room from $480 n Tipping paid locally US$75 2017 DATES 26 Jan - 10 Feb* $4,390 09 Mar - 24 Mar* $4,290 30 Mar - 14 Apr* $4,290 08 Sep - 23 Sep $4,290 20 Oct - 04 Nov $4,290 16 Feb - 03 Mar* $4,390 23 Mar - 07 Apr* $4,290 11 Aug - 26 Aug $4,590 06 Oct - 21 Oct $4,290 10 Nov - 25 Nov $4,390 2018 DATES 26 Jan - 10 Feb $4,490 09 Mar - 24 Mar $4,390 30 Mar - 14 Apr $4,390 07 Sep - 22 Sep $4,700 19 Oct - 03 Nov $4,390 16 Feb - 03 Mar $4,490 23 Mar - 07 Apr $4,390 10 Aug - 25 Aug $4,700 05 Oct - 20 Oct $4,390 09 Nov - 24 Nov $4,490 * Days of the week different to those stated.
  • AIRFARES INCLUDED
  • DEPARTURES – Departing Friday returning Saturday MODERATE LAND ONLY FROM $2,990