Vietnam was tipped for big things in 2012 by National Geographic and Condé Nast Traveller, which meant a spike in the number of deals we've found recently for this destination. But one that also includes a visit to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, described as a "trip of a lifetime" by The Daily Telegraph, is a rare find -- tick off both for £1495 per person.
The package, which is over £900 cheaper than usual, includes:
The 4-centre holiday starts in Siem Reap, at the Pacific Hotel & Spa. Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, the hotel is six minutes from Angkor Wat and has a spa, a swimming pool and an Asian fusion restaurant. The included tour visits the temples of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site "matched by only a few select spots on Earth", according to Lonely Planet. We've been and we loved the tree-strangled temples of Ta Prohm, within the Angkor Wat complex.
Next, fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). The Oscar Saigon is a 5-minute drive from the sprawling Bến Thành Market, where you'll find everything from spices and handicrafts to Vietnamese coffee and street food stalls. We suggest a visit to the Củ Chi tunnels to see how the Viet Cong lived during the Vietnam War.
You'll then spend a week in Nha Trang in an award-winning hotel overlooking the bay. Take a trip to the Thap Ba hot springs, visit the Cham temples (remnants of an ancient Indian civilisation) or try some bird's nest soup, a local delicacy known as the "caviar of the East". The trip ends in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, with a stay at the Sunway Hotel, 10 minutes from the Old Quarter.
Depart on Wednesdays from March, 2013-March, 2014. Click here for more information.
Transfers are not included and are an extra £90 per person, in total.
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