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Package Includes
  • Round trip international airfare to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) via Shanghai
  • 11 night luxury guided vacation
  • 11 nights 5-star accommodations based on 2-sharing:
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): 3 nights Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City (5- Star) or similar
    Hanoi: 3 nights Crowne Plaza West Hanoi (5-Star) or similar
    Halong Bay: 1 night Victory Star Deluxe (5-Star Halong Bay Cruise Boat) or similar
    Siem Reap: 4 nights Empress Ankor Hotel (5-Star) or similar
  • Dining: 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 7 Dinner
  • Guided sightseeing and admissions as specified in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides for touring
  • All your transportation and airport transfers
  • Free travel wallet from Claire Newell’s Luggage Line

Tour Features:

  • Tour Escort from Canada
  • Halong Bay: 5 star Traditional Vietnamese Junk Cruise (overnight on the boat)
  • Saigon: Special Welcome Cruise Dinner along the Saigon River, visit Ben Thank Night Market
  • Mekong Delta: Ride on a Horse Carriage to a typical local house in Mytho
  • Hanoi: Rickshaw Tour around the Old Quarter, Water Puppetry Show, Special Vietnam Dinner with Music Performance
  • Siem Reap: Angkor Wat ( 7th Wonder of the World ), Night Market, Cambodia dinner with Music & Dance Show, Visit to Wat Thmey (Killing Field)
  • Two Bottles of Mineral Water per day

Extend your stay in Laos (Luang Prabang) with a 4 Day/3 nights Tour for $1643 per person including Laos Visa & 2nd Vietnam Entry

Exclusive: Book by March 30!

Seniors over 60 years – Save an additional $50 off per person
Repeat China Star Holiday Passengers – Save an additional $50 off per person

Receive a FREE travel wallet – a $69 value

Sept 7, Oct 15, Nov 5, 2020
Vancouver $3390 + $560 tax
Victoria $3550 + $610 tax
Kelowna,Prince George $3590 + $630 tax
Calgary,Edmonton $3590 + $630 tax
Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg $3650 + $660 tax
Toronto $3490 + $560 tax
Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax $3590 + $660 tax
Single Room Supplement
(no single share)
add $950

The above prices do not include:

  • Vietnam & Cambodia Visa application fee for Canadian Passport: C$180.00 per person.
  • For the Visa process in destination, you will need to travel with 2 passport photos. If you add Cambodia, you will need to travel with 4 photos
  • Personal Insurance (Purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended).
  • Gratuities to Vietnam and Cambodia escorts, guides, and drivers: US$130 per person to be paid in local for the whole trip

Extend your stay in Laos (Luang Prabang) with a 4 Day/3 nights Tour for $1643 per person including Laos Visa & 2nd Vietnam Entry

Day 1 – Hometown to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon, Vietnam) (via Shanghai)
Depart Canada for Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) via Shanghai, with Canadian tour escort from Canada.

Day 2 – Arrived Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam)
Cross the International Date Line and connect through Shanghai (in travel)

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City ~ Cu Chi Tunnel ~ Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam very early in the morning (1am – if the flight arrives early it could be late on day 2). On arrivial at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, your local guide will greet you before heading off for the hotel. The morning is free to rest. After lunch, visit Cu Chi district and the Underground Tunnels. Enjoy a Special Welcome Dinner Cruise along the Saigon River, then visit Ben Thanh Night Market. (B/L/SD)
Hotel: Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City (5- Star) or similar

Day 4 – Ho Chi Minh City ~ Mytho (Mekong Delta) ~ Ho Chi Minh City  
This morning you will visit the Thien Hau Pagoda. Then drive to My Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta, famous for its vast rivers, rice fields and beautiful landscapes. Sail on Mekong River to Phoenix Island where local handicrafts and sweets from coconut are produced.  Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits and Traditional Music and Song Performance. Ride on a Horse Carriage to a typical local house for a taste of homemade honey-tea. Hop on a rowing boat and sail through small canals and side-arms of the river to observe the daily life along the river banks.  Stop by for a leisure walk on the Turtle Island.  Special Fish Lunch to be served today. Take a ride back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.  (B/SL/D)

Day 5 – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) / Hanoi (By Air)
After breakfast, tour Saigon River, the Opera House, the Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and War  Museum. After Lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Transfer to the hotel and have  dinner on your own.  (B/L)
Hotel: Crown Plaza West Hanoi (5- Star) or similar

Day 6 – Hanoi
After breakfast, visit the Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Complex. Then, enjoy a cooking class. After Lunch, go on a city tour to the Hilton Prison, Hoa Lo Museum, Hanoi Opera House and a Rickshaw tour around Old Quarter. Stop at Pho Co café for a drink and take photos at this local family house (an overview of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter from the rooftop of the house). In the evening, enjoy a Water Puppetry Show. ( B/L/D)

Day 7 – Hanoi ~ Halong Bay
This morning, drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty, more than 1,500 limestone islets rising from the sea and beautiful grottoes. Upon arrival board the cruise boat, you will enjoy a welcome drink and then lunch. Cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave, Hon Co Island, return to the boat. Enjoy a set dinner onboard.  ( B/L/ D)
Hotel: Victory Deluxe (4-Star Halong Bay Cruise Boat) Note: The itinerary above may be changed depending on Victory. It will be changed because of weather condition and other case of force majeure.

Day 8 – Halong Bay ~ Hanoi
Tai Chi session on the sundeck at the break of dawn before breakfast, then visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village by rowing boat. International Buffer Lunch served on the boat. And then returning to Hanoi. Tonight, a Special Vietnam Dinner with Music Performance will be served.  (B/SL/SD)
Hotel: Crown Plaza West Hanoi (5 Star) or similar

Day 9 – Hanoi / Siem Reap (Angkor Wat – Cambodia) (By Air)
Enjoy a free morning, take an afternoon flight fly to Siem Reap (Cambodia). Be greeted by your local guide upon arrival and then head to your hotel.  At night enjoy a Cambodian Dinner accompanied of Music & a Dance Show.
(B/L/SD)
Hotel: Empress Ankor Hotel (5-Star) or similar

Day 10 – Siem Reap ~ Angkor Wat ~ Wat Thmey (Killing Field)
Our day will start with a visit to a world’s famous temple complex in Cambodia known as Angkor Wat (7th Wonder of the World). This is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. Angkor was the capital of Khmer that existed from 802 to 1431. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be a prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.

After lunch, we will visit Wat Thmey (Killing Fields). This is an area that served as one of the killing fields during the Khmer Rouge regime in the country. The Khmer Rouge was Cambodia’s ruling party from 1975 to 1979 and was responsible for one of the worst mass killings during the 20th Century under the leadership of Pol Pot. Once here you will be able to see a Memorial Stupa erected to remember those who were killed at the hands of the Khmer Rouge and that sacrificed their lives for their country.  Tonight, a night tour to Angkor Night Market will be arranged. Dinner on your own.
(B/ L)

Day 11 – Siem Reap ~ Angkor Wat
Our day will begin with a tour of the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire, Angkor Thom.

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area it contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Ta Prohm Temples.  In the afternoon we will go to The Artisan D’Angkor art school to learn about locally made arts and crafts. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel. (B / L/ SD)

Day 12 – Siem Reap (Free Day) / Hometown ( via Shanghai )
Enjoy the day at your leisure. Explore or relax at the hotel (a late check-out has been arranged). Take the late evening China Eastern Flight to Canada (via Shanghai).  Arrive home on Day 13.
(B/ L)

Extend your stay in Laos (Luang Prabang) with a 4 Day/3 nights Tour for $1643 per person including Laos Visa & 2nd Vietnam Entry

Extend your stay in Laos (Luang Prabang) with a 4 Day/3 nights Tour for $1643 per person including Laos Visa & 2nd Vietnam Entry

Day 12 – Siem Reap / Luang Prabang (Laos) (By Air)
This morning will be free in the hotel, take the late afternoon flight fly to Luang Prabang (Laos).

“Sabaideeeee” – your guide will greet you upon arrival in Luang Prabang. Nestled on the banks of the Mekong River and surrounded by mountains, Luang Prabang is one of Asia’s most beautiful and enchanting cities. Transfer to your hotel before dinner. (B / D)
Hotel: Grand Luang Prabang (5-star) or similar

Day 13 – Luang Prabang – City Tour – Kouangsi Waterfall
After breakfast you will visit Wat Visoun; this 16th century temple serves as a small museum for religious artefacts’ and considered one of the most important temples. Wat Xiengthong (considered the most beautiful), is a 16th century temple which more than any temple in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang’s architecture. Drive to Kuangsi Waterfall (30 km) south of Luang Prabang, and enjoy its spectacular and green surrounding. En-route visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of the hill tribe called “Hmong”, a renowned minority group in Laos. Relax in the park and enjoy a picnic lunch nearby Kuangsi water fall. Visit Luang Prabang Night Market at night. (B / L)

Day 14 – Pak Ou Cave
Optional: Morning Alms offering to Monks: This morning you may want to rise early and participate or (just watch) in the early daily morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black alms bowls being given offerings from the local people. Return to hotel for breakfast.

Today enjoy a boat ride (a few hours) upstream on the Mekong River. Watch slender canoes bobbing by the shore, floating poles marking the location of nets and fish traps, children playing on the sand beach, and locals washing laundry. Visit Pak Ou Cave, situated in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mount of Mekong and Ou rivers. Two large caves are home for one thousand Buddhas which are estimated to be more than 300 years old. It is believed by the locals that many good-natured spirits reside in these caves. Climb the stairs to visit a small royal cave Wat nearby and you will see Lao typical villages a screen of foliage, slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats that mark the location of nets and fish traps. Stop at Ban Muangkeo, well-known for the famous Lao welcome cocktail ‘lao khao’. Visit a rice alcohol-processing plant and learn the step-by-step traditional process of creating rice wine. Return to Luang Prabang stop by Ban Xang Khongand Xiëng Lek. These villages are well known for their jute paper production, silk weaving and natural dying. Learn the step-by-step processing techniques used to manufacture these products which have been used since ancient times. (B / L / D)

Day 15 – Luang Prabang / Siem Reap / Hometown (via Shanghai)
After breakfast visit the exquisite Royal Palace Museum. Built in 1904, during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family, architecturally it combines a blend of traditional Lao motifs and the French Beaux-Art styles. This museum houses a wonderful collection of objects of art, costumes from the Royal Theater, jewellery and other interesting treasures belonging to former king. After lunch, transfer to Luang Prabang airport take the flight fly to Siem Reap. After arriving in Siem Reap, check in your China Eastern Airlines flight to Canada (via Shanghai). ( B / L) Arrive home on Day 16.

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Receive a FREE Travel Wallet from the Claire Newell collection per booking
The ultimate travel wallet. This sleek leather wallet is big enough to hold all of your important travel documentation in one place, plus keeps it organized with convenient tabbed dividers.

Features

– Magnetic closure

– Multiple compartments accommodate international travel

– Zipper compartments for coins

– Tabbed dividers for tickets, currency, documents, receipts, etc.

– Pocket for passport

– External slot for boarding pass

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 17 x 7 in

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