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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 £449pp

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 £449pp

Tour + Extension from £1648pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Visit the Temples of Cambodia

Extend your Impressions of Vietnam Tour with our extension to Siem Reap in Cambodia from 449pp. 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.B.L.D

  • Breakfast, Breakfast & Breakfast
4
Saigon to Can Tho

This morning drive to My Tho, stopping on the way at the Thien Hau Pagoda, an intricately designed temple. On arrival in My Tho you will board a boat for a cruise down the Mekong River, passing floating markets and local villages. Your boat will dock at Unicorn Island, giving you the chance to visit fruit farms and a coconut sweet workshop where you can sample these local delights. Visit a bee farm to enjoy traditional honey tea, before a boat tour takes you to Can Tho for 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. 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 Vung Vieng, an old floating village, by rowing boat. Anchoring at Ho Dong Tien, a Vietnamese cooking demonstration will take place on the sun deck, followed by a seafood dinner on board before you retire to your cabin.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Halong Bay to Hanoi

Start your day with some calming Tai Chi Later, continue through the bay's labyrinth of islands on your way back to the mainland. Travel back to the capita

  • 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

A visa is required for travel to Vietnam. A person must hold a valid visa, a visa exemption document or a written approval letter for a visa on arrival. It is strongly advised that travellers do not opt for the 'visa on arrival' approval letter due to recent cases of scams, and instead it is recommended that a visa is obtained through the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam.

Vietnam has recently introduced an online information portal containing visa information, including which type of visa you should apply for: visa.mofa.gov.vn/Homepage.aspx
There is also an application form which you can complete online, print and take to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam.

Cambodia:
A visa is required when travelling to Cambodia and can be purchased on arrival. The cost of this is approximately USD $30 per person and you will be required to bring a passport photo with you as well. Please note that it is important that is plenty of space left in the passport, as a Cambodian visa alone takes up one page.

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 £49pp 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.
Baggage allowance (per person): Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage.
Hand luggage: One piece of hand baggage and one accessory not exceeding 12kg total weight for both. The total dimension of one hand baggage item must not exceed 115cm (56cm x 36cm x 23cm). The total dimension of one accessory must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 15cm. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in.

Alternative Flights
Alternative flights are available, please contact us for details.

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

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2019 DATES
13 Nov 201913 Nov 2019£569£1629£2198SOLD OUT
27 Nov 201927 Nov 2019£569£1629£2198SOLD OUT
2020 DATES
15 Jan 202027 Jan 2020£479£1529£2008Please call to book
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29 Jan 202010 Feb 2020£479£1529£2008Book Now
19 Feb 202002 Mar 2020£479£1549£2028Book Now
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11 Mar 202023 Mar 2020£449£1529£1978Book Now
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29 Apr 202011 May 2020£449£1499£1948Book Now
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11 Nov 202023 Nov 2020£479£1599£2078Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
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. The 1 night cruise segment of your tour to Halong Bay will now be on board the 5-star La Regina Legend ship, following a slightly different itinerary: while still visiting Halong Bay the route will take you to Lan Ha Bay instead of Bai Tu Long Bay.

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
Kevin Jappe
1st Nov 2019

all hotel was excellent
well done

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Andrea Anderson
30th Oct 2019

Vietnam hotels all good, The Tara Angkor in Cambodia was excellent.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Robin Barfoot
2nd May 2019

All hotels were very good, clean and helpful staff.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Clare Bennett
17th Apr 2019

The Golden central hotel was fine a bit tired in places.Food was fine and the swimming pool facility excellent.Staff v good.Position I. City v good.
Can Tho Ninh Kiev fine food good rooms fine.Hanoi Sunway slightly tired shame no pool to relax in.Food however v good.staff v good.
Tara Angkor hotel best hotel by a long way.Excellent.Food great lovely rooms great pool.
All hotels were comfortable and the beds were all very good.

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  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Sue Deakin
24th Mar 2019

I would probably class the Vietnam Hotels as 3 Star plus. Whilst they were clean and the service was good they were not particularly luxurious or in the best locations but as you were only staying for 1 or 2 nights and transport was provided they were more than adequate. The hotel in Cambodia The Tara Angkor had a lovely pool and nice restaurant and was probably a bit more luxurious.

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  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Michael Lee
28th Nov 2018

Hotels were modern and fine,

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Robert Gilligan
2nd Nov 2018

All the hotels were of a high standard. Breakfast provided was excellent with plenty of choice. Hotels were close to sights and city centres. The hotel staff couldn't do enough for us, they were really nice.

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  • Value for money
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!

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  • 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
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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.

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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!

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  • Room
  • Service
  • Facilities
  • Cleanliness
Customer Rating:
10/10
Linda Durno
11th Mar 2015

No complaints

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

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