18-Day Tour and Cruise discover Three Wonders of the Asian World
BEIJING - GREAT WALL OF CHINA - HANOI - HALONG BAY - HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNEL - MEKONG DELTA - ANGKOR WAT
From the Great Wall of China to the Temples of Angkor Wat this 18 day tour will take you to the three must see sites in Asia. Explore the fascinating history of China, Vietnam and Cambodia, immerse yourself in the culture and natural beauty as you cruise on the World UNESCO Heritage site of Halong Bay. See how the local people live and discover the local culture and as you cruise along the Mekong Delta. This is a tour not to be missed!
Trip code : 18DWDA-T
Duration : 18 days
Destination : China, Vietnam & Cambodia
Travel Dates : 2020/2021
- Visit UNESCO – World Heritage sites – Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Agra (Red) Fort in Agra.
- Visit UNESCO – World Heritage sites - Great Wall of China, Forbidden City
- Visit UNESCO – World Heritage site of Halong Bay and overnight on a 5* luxury cruise
- Visit UNESCO – World Heritage site of Angkor Wat
- Cruise the mighty Mekong Delta
--Tiananmen Square: It is the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China, where the national flag is raised exactly at sunrise every day.
--The Forbidden City: It is located in the center of Beijing, used to be the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years, it is the grandest integral palace complex still remaining in China. Note: It is closed on Monday.
--Temple of Heaven: It is the place which was visited yearly by the emperors who performed intricate rituals to insure a good harvest for the whole nation at ancient times.
--Great Wall(Mutianyu Section): The most famous symbol of China and one of the world's most remarkable architectural wonders, it was built over 2,000 years ago and stretching about 6,700km.
--Mutianyu Cable Car (round way): Round-way cable car of Mutianyu Great Wall included. Chair-lift and Toboggan are also available. If you want to change to any of them, please inform the local guide before he or she purchases the tickets for round-trip cable car for you. Please pay the extra charge in cash to the local guide.
--Sacred Road: the path lined with stone statues of animals, mystical beasts and officials who serve the emperor in his afterlife, through which the sitting emperors would go to perform memorial rituals for the ancestors once a year.
12:00: You will be taken aboard our support vessel and travel from the wharf via the bay to board our luxurious craft, Era Cruise. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our friendly and professional crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedure session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. We encourage you to explore our luxuriously-appointed ship then watch the magical landscape cruise past.
13:15: A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing delicacies will be served. You will be enchanted when decadently dining on our luxury junk, our lavish interpretation of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Life just doesn’t get better than this! We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay, passing Da Chong islet where you can see an ancient lighthouse built by the French over a century ago.
15:00: The final part of the cruise takes us through the Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (part of Halong Bay). The 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are stunning with their pristine, snow-white beaches. You can explore Ba Trai Dao beach or Tra Bau area via kayaks or immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters.
17:00: It’s time to return to your lavish liner and cruise to your evening accommodation.
17:30 – 18:30: Who doesn’t love happy hour? We offer an extensive drinks list including special offers such as two for one drinks.
18:00: Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and we will guide you through the process.
19:15: You can spoil yourself with a unique Signature Dinner in our distinctive restaurant.
20:45 - 12:00: It is now time to relax with an exotic cocktail and drink in the evening landscape. Our bar offers a wide range of wine, beer and liqueurs and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day sailing on the Bay. You can order an indulgent spa service, watch movies, go squid ﬁshing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a brightly illuminated sky.
07:00: A light breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee will be served in our restaurant.
7:30 - 9:15: The final stage of your trip is to be taken through the mysterious caves and amongst the remote islets via local rowing boats. The breath-taking beauty of this World Heritage region will certainly impress you. Following this, you will journey back to the main ship.
09:30: It’s time to check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a ﬁnal early brunch and a last farewell from our crew at 11:30, you will board our transfer boat and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.
12:10-12:30: Now you can board the luxury van and return to Hanoi.
The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans.
Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque villages. On arrival we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids.
After that we can travel try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping .We have lunch onboard before our afternoon visit of the National History museum then a visit to a lacquer-ware factory.
We return on board and set sail for the navigation channel of Chao Gao. Dinner and overnight on board and we drop anchor and moor for the night at Nha Be.
The Delta is made up of four main arms and thousands of canals, both large and small.
We have breakfast as we arrive in My Tho. The town is named after the river My Tho which means “beautiful reed”, and it is peaceful and prosperous.
Known for its many vegetable gardens, and its fruit orchards, the climate here is hot and pleasant all year long.
The surrounding countryside includes one of the most luxuriant gardens in Vietnam with coconut, banana, mango and longan trees. We visit My Tho islands in small boats. Along the maze that makes up the network of small canals, pretty country villages appear and we see the local craftsmen at work.
We return on board for lunch and continue our cruise to Vinh Long and Caï Be.
The town is located in the middle of the Delta region, between two arms of the Mekong.
We set off in small boats through the arroyos and gardens which lead to Caï Be's colonial church. Vinh Long, a land made rich by alluvium, is the country of mandarins and oranges.
All of life is organised around the water and we see houses built on stilts and hundreds of small boats that criss-cross in all directions. We then set sail for Sac Dec. Dinner and overnight stop at our mooring point.
We return on board for a hearty breakfast and continue our cruise to Chau Doc, a town at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam which became part of Vietnamese territory some 300 years ago.
We have lunch on board and arrive in Chau Doc in the early afternoon. Situated in the heart of a gigantic grid of rice fields, the city of Chau Doc embraces both banks of the Mekong and the floating farms overspill into the waters. Chau Doc is a very prosperous town which developed around fishing and farming. Inside the town, a few colonial buildings with their old fashioned charm still remain.
The market which surrounds them is the vibrant heart of the city and a multitude of colours. Transfer by small boat to visit a Cham village, a village of silk weavers and fish farms. Dinner and overnight stop in Chau Doc.
Lunch and dinner are taken on board as we arrive towards the end of the day in Phnom Penh. After dinner we have a “tuk tuk” trip, a motorised tricycle which is the traditional mode of transport in Phnom Penh. We moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.
We visit the Silver Pagoda, constructed in wood in 1892 then rebuilt in 1962, and the Royal palace, symbolic heart of the nation and one of the finest examples of Cambodian architecture in classical Khmer style.
Then we visit the National museum housing the Fine Arts museum, built in 1917 by the French in traditional Khmer architectural style. We have lunch in a local restaurant and this afternoon we have the option to visit the Tuol Svay Prey S21 school, former centre of detention, torture and execution used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. There is free time in the “Central Market” - crammed full with all types of businesses.
This evening we have a Apsara dance show by student dancers and musicians. Dinner and overnight on board, in the port of Phnom Penh.
Visit the private school of Mr. Thom Umson, a bright French teacher.
We have lunch on board and arrive in Kampong Tralach to visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tarlach Leu Pagoda.
We cross through the village of Kampong Tralach by oxcart to reach the pagoda on a small path running perpendicular to the river amidst a magnificent landscape of rice fields.
The Vihara dates back to the beginning of last century and has many magnificent wall paintings which are starting to suffer from the effects of time.
Completely isolated in the middle of the rice fields, the pagoda is quite unassuming and does not receive many visitors, so its isolation makes it a truly magnificent spot. We return on board and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang. Dinner and overnight stop.
The region is best known for its fine traditional pottery which is a major source of revenue for the entire country, and the region's very name Kampong Chhnang means “the port of the pottery” in Khmer.
We visit a traditional grove of palm trees and taste some palm sugar before a visit to a traditional pottery.
Next we visit a floating village using small local boats. All the buildings here are afloat - the school, the shops and so on, and life develops along the canal network.
We return on board for lunch then continue our cruise to lake Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in southeast Asia which forms the heart of the hydraulic system of the Mekong. Cocktail and gala dinner tonight. Overnight stop.
We arrive in the port of Siem Reap. You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
You will have plenty of time to take photos. You will be taken back to your hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon we will set off to explore Siem Reap with a tour of the city.
Afternoon: Visit Ta Prohm then explore the Angkor Wat temple, the 7th Wonder of the Ancient World. You will climb up to Bakheng Hill to watch the sunset over Angkor Wat and the surrounding area.
- International flight from Beijing to Hanoi - Economy cabin
- Domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Economy cabin
- One night on 5* luxury Halong cruise
- Two nights in 4* plus accommodation in Hanoi
- Three nights in 4* accommodation in Beijing
- Three nights in 4* accommodation in Siem Reap
- Eight nights in luxury 4* RV Lan Diep Mekong River Cruise
· Beijing City Tour & Great Wall of China
· Hanoi City Tour
· Ho Chi Minh City Tour
· Cu Chi Tunnel Tour
· All shore excursions along the Mekong River
· Phnom Penh City Tour
· Angkor Sunrise Tour
· Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat Tour
- All airport / port transfers
- Full-board meals while on cruise
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Day tours with lunch
- Vietnam evisa
- Cambodia visa
- English-speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees at monuments
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7.1 Cancellation by customer
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- Cancel at any time: $450 per person is non-refundable
- From 110 days to 91 days before departure: 45% of total price
- Between 91 and 61 days prior to departure: 55% of total price
- Between 61 and 45 days prior to departure: 65% of total price
- Between 45 and 35 days prior to departure: 75% of total price
- Within 35 days prior to departure: 100% of total price
- Any 'no show' – 100%
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on cruise.
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For group set departure, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the cruise 110 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable by you, Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid.
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