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Cosmos Simply Vietnam with Cambodia (2715)

16 days from Hanoi to Siem Reap 

Cosmos Highlights & Sightseeing

HANOI
Visit the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda; water puppets performance

HA LONG BAY
Day cruise on the bay

PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK
Boat ride on Son River, visit Phong Nha Cave

HUE
Visit the Forbidden Purple City, Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, Thien Mu Pagoda

HOI AN
Cruise on Thu Bon River; walking tour through Hoi An Ancient Town

HO CHI MINH CITY
Visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and Cu Chi Tunnels

PHNOM PENH
Visit the Royal Palace and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum; Host service during your stay

SIEM REAP
Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srai, and Ta Prohm; Host service during your stay

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1HANOI, VIETNAM.
 Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city, an attractive, laidback city with charming French-Colonial-style buildings.
Day 2HANOI.
 Today’s included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city’s highlights, including the TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and ONE PILLAR PAGODA, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed WATER PUPPETS. (B,D)
Day 3HANOI-HA LONG BAY.
 Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favorite destinations, and board your DAY CRUISE through the stunning bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail through the dramatic limestone islands, then explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and visit Titov Island. (B,L)
Day 4HA LONG BAY–HANOI–PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK.
 Return to Hanoi this morning and fly to Dong Hoi. From here, journey inland to remarkable PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO park littered with beautiful jungles, caves, and underground rivers. Your lodging tonight is a charming farmstay at the base of park. (B,D)
Day 5PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK.
 This morning, take a BOAT RIDE on the Son River to PHONG NHA CAVE, famous for its rock formations with names like the “Lion” and the “Buddha.” The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the activities and serene views at your hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 6PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK–HUE.
 Drive to Hue, stopping at the DMZ bridge en route. Upon arrival in the imperial walled city of Hue, visit the FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY, modeled after Beijing’s famed Forbidden CIty. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns. (B)
Day 7HUE–HOI AN.
 Begin today with a visit to pretty THIEN MU PAGODA, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the IMPERIAL TOMB OF MINH MANG, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Head south through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) and visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An. (B,L)
Day 8HOI AN.
 Start today with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside. Then, a leisurely WALKING TOUR through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 9HOI AN–HO CHI MINH CITY.
 Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions. (B)
Day 10HO CHI MINH CITY.
 Today’s sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the REUNIFICATION PALACE and the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, as well as the Chinese district. (B)
Day 11HO CHI MINH CITY. CU CHI TUNNELS EXCURSION.
 Today, visit the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels. (B)
Day 12HO CHI MINH CITY–PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.
 Today, fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. (B)
Day 13PHNOM PENH–SIEM REAP.
 Today’s sightseeing tour takes in the ROYAL PALACE with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, as well as the haunting TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM, a former torture and interrogation center under the Khmer Rouge. You will also visit one of the KILLING FIELDS. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap. (B)
Day 14SIEM REAP.
 Today, visit nearby ANGKOR, the ancient Khmer capital. Visit the splendid temple complex that includes ANGKOR WAT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ANGKOR THOM, the former fortified royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, which includes Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King. (B,L)
Day 15SIEM REAP.
 Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it. (B)
Day 16SIEM REAP.
 Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Cosmos Meals

15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

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Cosmos Pricing Details

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $704. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Hanoi/Dong Hoi; Danang/Ho Chi Minh City; Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh; Phnom Penh/Siem Reap. Air prices were effective on August 15, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$615 to $660

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$45 to $50

Extra Nights per person in Hanoi:
in single room $127; in twin room $69; in triple room $59

Extra Nights per person Siem Reap:
in single room $96; in twin room $54; in triple room $46

2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2019.

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Guaranteed Departure 10/27/2018 $2,119.00
Guaranteed Departure 12/01/2018 $2,119.00
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