Vietnam & Cambodia
Enjoy French pastries in a real 'boulongarie' in Saigon,Â takeÂ a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, or why not have us book a visit to stay in some of our hotels set high up in the rice terraces of the hill country in the North.Â Many of our journeys here include a stay onboard anÂ authentic junkÂ sailing through stunning Halong Bay a UNESCO world heritage site. .WeÂ use local family's small boats to take youÂ along the Perfume River for a morning cruise. When visiting the Chu Chi tunnels a ranger will take you through the forest for a walk you won't forget Along the way you will learn about the fascinating recent history of this nation.Â Call us to findÂ out why Ultimate Journeyâ€™s range of experiences can make your visit to Vietnam unforgettable
Like many other areas we work in you can make your stay all the better by having us assign one of our private English speaking guides, together with a driver and private car making all of your sightseeing effortless. We can also choose 4 & 5 star hotels to suit your style or budget and wrap the sightseeing that suits you around this to give the perfect balance of seeing and relaxing .
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN NORTHERN VIETNAM
You will discover minority tribal peoples some of whom were only discovered as recently as 1995 A wonderful experience that shows you a traditional simple lifestyle that is off the usual tourist route.
HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM
Vietnam is a linear country and the climate varies from region to region. The North has all four seasons the south only two so choosing the perfect time to travel can be tricky. Peak months tend to be November, December February to the end of April. That is not to say that you should avoid all other months because travelling through this country you will get a mix of all sorts of weather.
A GLIMPSE OF VIETNAM - Our most popular itinerary
Vietnam is best seen if you include the North, Central and Southern areas. The North has the scenery, the central areas have some fascinating UNESCO world heritage sites and the beach - which gives you time to relax in the middle of your trip and the south the excitement of Ho Chi Minh and its recent fascinating history.
ANGKOR WAT - CAMBODIA
The remains of this empire can be seen at the fabled temples of Angkor, monuments unrivalled in scale and grandeur in South East Asia. The travellerâ€™s first glimpse of Angkor Wat, the ultimate expression of Khmer genius, is sublime and is matched by only a few select spots on earth, such as Machu Picchu or Petra.
SIEM REAP - CAMBODIA
Coming to Cambodia, you will find yourself immersed in the beauty of the capital Phnom Penh, which used to be chaotic but extremely attractive now with its gorgeous river settings and its cultural renaissance...that is rival to anywhere else in the region. For those who want peaceful and tranquil countryside, then this is the place to experience the rhythm of rural life and timeless landscapes of dazzling rice paddies and swaying sugar palms.
Silted by the mighty Mekong River, the delta is a web of waterways and is one of the most scenic regions in Vietnam. Covering an area of about 40,000 km2, the delta is densely populated with locals employed in farming and fishing. The land here is a patchwork of bright green rice paddies, fruit orchards, bonsai gardens, peaceful villages, with the main water ways always busy with boats, fish farms and spectacular floating markets.
HALONG BAY CRUISE
Covering an area of 43,400 ha including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and undeveloped .Halong Bayâ€™s exceptional scenic beauty comes from the drowned karst landforms, displaying spectacular limestone pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features including arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery. We think the best way to see it is to take a cruise.
CAMBODIA 7 day tour
Angkor, the heart of the mighty Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 13th century, is Cambodia's pride and joy. The biggest and most iconic temple is Angkor Wat, with its lotus bud-shaped towers, reflecting moat and intricate friezes. The jungle-strangled ruins of Ta Prohm of Tomb Raider fame and Bayon's 216 gigantic stone faces are also unmissable. ď‚§