DATES & PRICES

Days = 22

03 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018

Price = £5475

Vietnam only = £4415

Ground Only Price

Hanoi - Siem Reap = £4875

Hanoi - Ho chi Minh City (Vietnam Only) = £3845

Deposit = £550

Single Supplement = £895*

(Vietnam only) single supplement = £795*

 

* does not apply if you are willing to share and a room-mate can be arranged.

TOUR SUMMARY

Day 1

Depart UK

Days 2-3

Sightseeing in Hanoi and transfer to Cuc Phuong

Days 4-6

Cuc Phuong National Park

Day 7

Flight to Dalat and transfer to Cat Tien National Park

Days 8-12

Cat Tien National Park

Days 13-15

Dalat

Day 16

To Ho Chi Minh City

Day 17

Return to UK or fly on to Siem Reap in Cambodia

Days 18-21

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Day 22

Return to the UK

VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

SOUTHEAST ASIA

Vietnam and Cambodia Wildlife Holiday with Greentours, Primates Birds and Angkor Wat

Vietnam’s sublime landscapes range from the immense Mekong Delta to the hill stations of the Annamite Mountains, and from the vibrant elegance of Hanoi to the Rainforests and rivers of Cochinchina.

Vietnam’s marvellous national parks preserve a fabulously varied fauna and we concentrate on two of the finest, Cuc Phuong in the north and Cat Tien in the south. There are endless colourful birds typical of Southeast Asia - Minivets, Trogons, Sunbirds, Kingfishers and Orioles - and there are many avian wonders special to the area such as Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Bar-bellied Pitta and Grey-crowned Crocias. We’ll encounter Black Bazas, Pied Falconets, Great-eared Nightjars and impressive Hornbills. The beautiful Black-shanked Douc Langur is among eight or more species of Primate on the agenda. Butterflies are plentiful, particularly so the swallowtails with brilliant Jays, Swordtails, Roses, Clubtails and Helens, and the lovely shimmering blue-greens of Papilio paris. Birdwings, the Leaf Butterfly and improbably named Redtail Marquis, Sullied Sailor, Painted Jezebel and the Great Archduke, are amongst a hundred or more species expected.

Southeast Asia’s prime archaeological site at Angkor Wat is truly a wonder of the world with its almost kilometre-long intricately carved temple. Nearby roads lined with continuous ranks of statues lead to the stone-elephant gates of the fabulous 10 sq km fortified city of Angkor Thom. The central Bayon temple has 54 ‘gothic towers’ decorated with intricate Avalokiteshvara faces and many fine bas-reliefs. There’s untouched Ta Prohm set deep in the ‘jungle’ and Preah Khan with wonderful Garuda figures on the outer walls.

INFORMATION

Focus

Birds, Mammals (particularly Primates), Butterflies, Reptiles, Amphibians, Landscapes and Angkor Wat.

Leaders

Paul Cardy,

Walking

Relaxed and easy. Usually only two or three miles a day but on a couple of days up to five, though always at a slow pace, perfectly suited to photographers.

Included in the Price

All flights. All transport, meals and accommodation in Vietnam and Cambodia. Services of your leaders. Please note: Vietnamese and Cambodian Visas, drinks, tips and items of a personal nature including travel insurance, are not included.

Group Size

The minimum is 5 and the maximum is 9.

Accommodation

We start at the fine Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi. A classy comfortable hotel, it is within walking distance of the Old Quarter, the Opera House, and Hoan Kiem Lake. At Cuc Phuong we stay in the comfortable Cuc Phuong Resort. At Cat Tien we stay at the excellent new Forest Floor Lodge, in a secluded position overlooking the Dong Nai River. Rooms are in the style of traditional Vietnamese wooden houses and are equipped for comfort, with good quality bathrooms, and air-conditioning. In Dalat we stay at the fine old colonial Hotel Du Parc, in Ho Chi Minh City at the lovely Art Deco rooms of the Majestic by the river, and in Cambodia at the luxurious ‘Angkor Village Resort’. All are very good quality hotels and all have the full range of furnishings and facilities that one would expect of ‘deluxe’ hotels. All rooms on this tour are en suite.

Flights

UK return flights are from London Heathrow via Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, Vietnam, returning from Siem Reap, also via Ho Chi Minh City. Other indirect routes from regional UK Airports* are available.

*These routes may incur a supplement.

 

Climate

Though often quite hot (especially at Angkor Wat) in the middle of the day temperatures are generally pleasant mornings and evenings and can be on the cool side all day long in Hanoi and at Cuc Phuong where it is often overcast and sometimes drizzly.

Suggested Variarion

The Vietnam-only price (i.e. for the first 16 days including the airfare from the UK) is £4155 (single supplement – £595).

How to Book

Contact us to check there is availability for the number of places you require. Download a booking form or contact us and we will send one to you. Complete and send to us. You will receive confirmation of your place and then a detailed information pack will be dispatched to you about twelve weeks before departure. This will contain up-to-date health information.

Bird, mammal and butterfly checklists are available.

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