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Escorted Tours

Vietnam Laos and Cambodia including

Mui Ne Beach Stay


Route:
  • London
  • Saigon
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Luang Prabang
  • Siem Reap
  • Mui Ne
  • London

3 NIGHTS from €335pp

Tour Highlights
  • 3 nights at Mui Ne's golden shores
  • City tours of Saigon, Hoi An & Hanoi
  • Overnight in Halong Bay
  • Explore the Viet Cong's Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cruise the Mekong River in Laos
  • Tour the magnificent Angkor Wat in Cambodia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See Luang Prabang, the capital of Laos
  • Tour the 19th century Imperial Citadel of Hue

Extension from €335pp

Tour + Extension from €2462pp

or call us on 1800 804 006

Mui Ne Beach Stay

Extend your trip with a 3 night stay to the laid back Vietnamese coastal town of Mui Ne whose golden shores, are enjoyed by both locals and those seeking a tropical retreat. Stroll into the harbour and along the seafront to sample the town?s many restaurants.

Having journeyed through three countries during your comprehensive 16 day Indochina itinerary, this extension is ideal for those looking to unwind while absorbing the warm Vietnamese climate. We have selected two popular hotels, the 4* Coco Beach resort brimming with character and the luxurious 4* Bamboo Village Resort, to ensure you have luxurious surroundings to relax in.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Saigon

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh City Airport.

2
Saigon

Today, begin your journey by exploring Vietnam's biggest city at leisure. A fury of sights and sounds, the striking contrast of ancient pagodas and imposing skyscrapers form Saigon's dizzying backdrop. At street level, parades of motorbikes flow passed mammoth malls, tucked away temples and wooden spice shacks that fill the air with an aromatic balance of sweet and spicy aromas.

  • Dinner
3
Saigon

This morning explore the extraordinary Cu Chi Tunnels, a hand-dug underground network used by Viet Cong soldiers during the 'American War'. The afternoon city tour of Saigon includes a visit to the Reunification Palace where the Vietnam War ultimately concluded, the charming neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the fascinating War Remnants Museum that presents retired artillery pieces alongside harrowing exhibitions.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Saigon to Hoi An

After breakfast, catch a flight north to the cosmopolitan coastal city of Danang. This afternoon, visit the dramatic Marble Mountains, five outcrops shrouded by jungle and decorated with towering Buddhist pagodas. Discover grottos that enshrine religious icons as you ascend the tallest mountain - Thuy Son - to marvel at spectacular views of the idyllic Non Nuoc Beach. Late afternoon, journey to the neighbouring Hoi An, one of Vietnam's most atmospheric and delightful towns.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Hoi An

Today, embark on a walking tour through the narrow streets of this essential Vietnamese highlight, radiating a charming character brimming with intriguing sights to discover. Stroll across the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge to admire its magnificent wooden pagoda roof, explore the Sa Huynh Museum to inspect terracotta pieces sculpted by Hoi An's first settlers and visit the Lantern Workshop to learn how the flickering beacons which illuminate the town are crafted.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Hoi An to Hue

Leave Hoi An this morning for a scenic coastline drive to the northern capital of Hue, a cultural and spiritual highlight of Vietnam. Tour the imposing UNESCO Imperial Citadel complex, an impressive 19th century royal residence whose grandeur and beauty mask the scars of war. Later that afternoon meander through the bustling Dong Ba Market, alive with the rich scent of freshly prepared seafood and a flurry of colourful handicrafts including traditional pointed conical hats. This evening sample Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Hue to Hanoi

This morning, embark on a traditional dragon longboat for a tranquil cruise along Hue's Perfume River. Stop at Ha Khe Hill, home to the striking tower of Thien Mu Pagoda and once a focal point for anti-government protests during the 1960s. Continue to the majestic Tomb of emperor Minh Mang, a serene resting place that blends harmoniously into its jungle surrounding. Later in the afternoon, fly north to Vietnam's elegant capital - Hanoi.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Hanoi

Awake in the enchanting metropolis of Hanoi, a city accentuated by traditional Vietnamese architecture coupled with a graceful transition into modernisation. Your full day tour starts with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology which displays diverse artistic pieces from the country's northern hill tribes. Visit the intricate Ngoc Son Temple that resides on Hoan Kiem Lake, alleged home of an infamous 200kg turtle named Cu Rua. Later in the day experience a charming water puppet show; originally developed by rice farmers, wooden puppets are manipulated to the tune of traditional Vietnamese instruments.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Hanoi to Halong Bay

After breakfast, travel through the Red River Delta's expansive rural landscape to the awe-inspiring UNESCO Site of Halong Bay, undoubtedly one of your tour highlights. Over two thousand limestone karsts protrude through the azure waters of the Gulf of Tonkin; begin your overnight cruise by joining smaller 'junk' boats within this mystical seascape, disembarking at Thien Canh Son Cave to explore an ethereal wonderland of Buddhist carvings and drooping stalactites which hang beneath a canopy of sparkling gems. Following a relaxing wander along Hon Co Island's idyllic sandy beach, enjoy an authentic cooking demonstration before sampling mouth-watering traditional dishes. After dinner retire to your cabin for the evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Halong Bay to Hanoi

Enjoy the rising sun's incandescent shimmer over Halong Bay as you unwind during your morning Tai Chi session. Following breakfast, transfer on to a rowing boat for the opportunity to witness the charming fishing community of Vung Vieng village. Upon returning to your ship, sail back to the harbour for a scenic drive past far-reaching rice paddies to Hanoi for your final night in Vietnam.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
11
Hanoi to Luang Prabang (Laos)

Relax this morning before leaving late afternoon for your short flight west of Vietnam to the city of Luang Prabang, the jewel of Indochina. Mirroring the character of Laos, French colonial architecture juxtaposes ornate Buddhist temples overlooked by rolling hills layered with pristine forests, home to the remarkable Indochinese Tiger. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
12
Luang Prabang

The full day tour begins with a cruise along one of the world's great rivers: the Mekong carves its way through six countries, passing imposing temples, luscious jungles and forming spectacular waterfalls, particularly in Laos. Further upstream, disembark to explore the Pak Ou Caves and their haunting collection of rejected Buddha statues. Continue to Ban Xang Hai - the 'whiskey village' - to sample the robust flavours of Laos famous rice whiskey. Return to dry land and ascend Phou Si Hill to marvel at the sun setting behind Luang Prabang city, transforming the Mekong's hue to a brilliant orange.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
13
Luang Prabang to Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Following breakfast, fly to one of South East Asia's most beloved towns, Siem Reap. The town has a contemporary outlook with a rich supply of boutique guesthouses, luxurious spas and an array of eateries, whilst retaining a small-town charm through its shaded boulevards, vivid markets and remarkable temples. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with an evening at leisure.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
14
Siem Reap

Leave the town of Siem Reap and visit the remarkable 1st century Banteay Srei temple which, boasts some of the world's finest sandstone carvings depicting Hindu tales. Stop at Preah Dak, a rural Cambodian village with a bustling market brimming with local trinkets. In the afternoon visit Roluos, a former ancient capital that hosts remarkably preserved temples serving as a fantastic introduction to distinct Angkorian architecture.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
15
Siem Reap

This morning tour the ruins of the Angkor region, South-East Asia's most important archaeological location and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover an assortment of ancient treasures including the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, a temple complex constructed to represent the earthly abode of Hindu Gods, which is reflected in both its enormity and grandeur. This afternoon experience the tranquil floating village of Tonle Sap lake, a fascinating network of stilted houses overlooking fragile fishing boats, followed by the nearby old market for your final taste of this enchanting land.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
16
Siem Reap to UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast
17
Siem Reap to Mui Ne

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Saigon, upon arrival transfer by car to your chosen beach hotel in Mui Ne.

  • Breakfast
182
Siem Reap to Mui Ne

Relax at your chosen beach hotel.

  • Breakfast
19
Mui Ne to the UK

After breakfast, transfer back to Saigon airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Your Meals

Breakfast is always western style and served in the hotel each morning. Lunch and dinner will be taken at local restaurants or at your hotel. A variety of restaurants are visited giving you the chance to experience a range of dishes.

Important Information

Visas

Vietnam
The Vietnamese Government have instated a visa exemption period for citizens of the UK who travel before 30/06/18. The visa exemption is valid for stays of up to 15 days in Vietnam. To be valid for the exception your passport must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry. Stays of longer than 15 days, stays beyond 30/06/18 or travellers undertaking multiple entries to Vietnam will still require a visa. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange this visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £98.50. The visas take around 10 working days to issue and are only valid for three months from the date of entry. Therefore we recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however, please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so make sure you will not need it during this time. Alternatively, you can visit the Embassy of Vietnam in London: 12-14 Victoria Road, London, W8 5RD. Travellers from countries other than the UK should contact the Embassy of Vietnam to check their status. If you choose to book the Temples of Cambodia extension before the Hoi An Beach Stay extension then you will require a multi entry visa for Vietnam.
Laos
A visa is required for entry into Laos and this can be purchased on arrival at the airport in Luang Prabang. The cost of this is approximately USD $35 per person and you will need to bring the money in cash in order to apply for your visa on arrival into Laos.
Cambodia
A visa is required for entry into Cambodia and this can be purchased on arrival at the airport in Siem Reap. The cost of this is approximately USD $30 per person. Please note that you will be required to bring a passport photo with you as well as USD $30 cash in order to apply for your visa on arrival into Cambodia.
Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding visas and passport validity.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 24 days cover£48£94£146


For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. 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 €300pp 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.

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 a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing of steep 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 by a local guide in each of the cities that you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong (VND), the currency in Laos is the Laotian Kit (LAO) and the currency in Cambodia is the Cambodian Riel (KHM). We recommend that you take some US Dollars (USD) with you and exchange this currency whilst you are travelling.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £300-£400 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour.
Tipping is not compulsory at is at your discretion. Should you wish to tip, you can give this to your guide and driver when you leave them in each place. If you feel you have received a good level of service, we recommend approximately £2 ($3) per person per day for the guide and driver. This will be collected at the end of each destination visited for your convenience. Tipping for the porters at your hotels and the crew during the Halong Bay Cruise Bay Cruise will be at your discretion. Tips are accepted in the local currency, US dollars and British pounds.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
2018 Dates
05 Sep 201824 Sep 2018€402€2351€2753
12 Sep 201801 Oct 2018€402€2373€2775
26 Sep 201815 Oct 2018€402€2429€2831
03 Oct 201822 Oct 2018€402€2463€2865
10 Oct 201829 Oct 2018€402€2485€2887
17 Oct 201805 Nov 2018€402€2463€2865
24 Oct 201812 Nov 2018€402€2463€2865
07 Nov 201826 Nov 2018€391€2485€2876
14 Nov 201803 Dec 2018€391€2463€2854
21 Nov 201810 Dec 2018€391€2463€2854
28 Nov 201817 Dec 2018€391€2463€2854
2019 Dates
16 Jan 201904 Feb 2019€402€2440€2842
23 Jan 201911 Feb 2019€402€2463€2865
06 Feb 201925 Feb 2019€402€2575€2977
13 Feb 201904 Mar 2019€402€2687€3089
27 Feb 201918 Mar 2019€402€2575€2977
13 Mar 201901 Apr 2019€402€2519€2921
27 Mar 201915 Apr 2019€402€2496€2898
10 Apr 201929 Apr 2019€402€2485€2887
24 Apr 201913 May 2019€335€2373€2708
08 May 201927 May 2019€346€2317€2663
22 May 201910 Jun 2019€346€2205€2551
05 Jun 201924 Jun 2019€346€2127€2473
19 Jun 201908 Jul 2019€346€2239€2585
11 Sep 201930 Sep 2019€346€2384€2730
18 Sep 201907 Oct 2019€346€2429€2775
02 Oct 201921 Oct 2019€346€2463€2809
16 Oct 201904 Nov 2019€402€2485€2887
30 Oct 201918 Nov 2019€402€2508€2910
13 Nov 201902 Dec 2019€402€2519€2921
27 Nov 201916 Dec 2019€402€2519€2921
11 Dec 201930 Dec 2019€402€2575€2977
2018 Dates
05 Sep 201824 Sep 2018€480€2351€2831
12 Sep 201801 Oct 2018€480€2351€2831
26 Sep 201815 Oct 2018€492€2429€2921
03 Oct 201818 Oct 2018€492€2463€2955
10 Oct 201829 Oct 2018€480€2463€2943
17 Oct 201805 Nov 2018€492€2463€2955
24 Oct 201812 Nov 2018€492€2463€2955
07 Nov 201826 Nov 2018€469€2463€2932
14 Nov 201803 Dec 2018€469€2463€2932
21 Nov 201810 Dec 2018€469€2463€2932
28 Nov 201817 Dec 2018€469€2463€2932
2019 Dates
16 Jan 201904 Feb 2019€458€2440€2898
23 Jan 201911 Feb 2019€458€2463€2921
06 Feb 201925 Feb 2019€458€2575€3033
13 Feb 201904 Mar 2019€458€2687€3145
27 Feb 201918 Mar 2019€458€2575€3033
13 Mar 201901 Apr 2019€458€2519€2977
27 Mar 201915 Apr 2019€458€2496€2954
10 Apr 201929 Apr 2019€458€2485€2943
24 Apr 201913 May 2019€391€2373€2764
08 May 201927 May 2019€413€2317€2730
22 May 201910 Jun 2019€413€2205€2618
05 Jun 201924 Jun 2019€413€2127€2540
19 Jun 201908 Jul 2019€413€2239€2652
11 Sep 201930 Sep 2019€413€2384€2797
18 Sep 201907 Oct 2019€413€2429€2842
02 Oct 201921 Oct 2019€413€2463€2876
16 Oct 201904 Nov 2019€458€2485€2943
30 Oct 201918 Nov 2019€458€2508€2966
13 Nov 201902 Dec 2019€458€2519€2977
27 Nov 201916 Dec 2019€458€2519€2977
11 Dec 201930 Dec 2019€458€2575€3033
2018 Dates
05 Sep 201824 Sep 2018€581€2351€2932
12 Sep 201801 Oct 2018€581€2351€2932
26 Sep 201815 Oct 2018€581€2429€3010
03 Oct 201822 Oct 2018€581€2463€3044
10 Oct 201829 Oct 2018€581€2463€3044
17 Oct 201805 Nov 2018€581€2463€3044
24 Oct 201812 Nov 2018€581€2463€3044
07 Nov 201826 Nov 2018€570€2463€3033
14 Nov 201803 Dec 2018€570€2463€3033
21 Nov 201810 Dec 2018€570€2463€3033
28 Nov 201817 Dec 2018€570€2463€3033
2019 Dates
16 Jan 201904 Feb 2019€559€2440€2999
23 Jan 201911 Feb 2019€559€2463€3022
06 Feb 201925 Feb 2019€559€2575€3134
13 Feb 201904 Mar 2019€559€2687€3246
27 Feb 201918 Mar 2019€559€2575€3134
13 Mar 201901 Apr 2019€559€2519€3078
27 Mar 201915 Apr 2019€559€2496€3055
10 Apr 201929 Apr 2019€559€2485€3044
24 Apr 201913 May 2019€536€2373€2909
08 May 201927 May 2019€559€2317€2876
22 May 201910 Jun 2019€559€2205€2764
05 Jun 201924 Jun 2019€559€2127€2686
19 Jun 201908 Jul 2019€559€2239€2798
11 Sep 201930 Sep 2019€559€2384€2943
18 Sep 201907 Oct 2019€559€2429€2988
02 Oct 201921 Oct 2019€559€2463€3022
16 Oct 201904 Nov 2019€559€2485€3044
30 Oct 201918 Nov 2019€559€2508€3067
13 Nov 201902 Dec 2019€559€2519€3078
27 Nov 201916 Dec 2019€559€2519€3078
11 Dec 201930 Dec 2019€559€2575€3134
Extended Tour

Please note that our departures on 19th September 2016 and 12th October 2016 will include an additional day at leisure in Hanoi before proceeding to Luang Prabang. This will extend the tour by one additional night.

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 room.

Private Tours:

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

What to expect

Fact File
Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 38 °C

What to pack
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses
  • Ruck sack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Travel plug adapter - the electricity supply on board the boat is 220V. You will need a 2 pin round plug adapter.
Customer Rating:
10/10
Rosemary Patterson
12th Jun 2017

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