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Angkor Wat Overland (SIH - HCM)

Angkor Wat Overland (SIH - HCM)

Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Day 1: 11 February, 2015

Depart the ship in Sihanoukville and travel by bus to Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Once in Phnom Penh you will have lunch at a local restaurant following which you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Here you will be met by your guide and you will transfer to your hotel. Following check-in you will enjoy dinner with a Khmer dance show before you retire for the evening.

Day 2: 12 February, 2015

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Angkor Thom complex. You will visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and the famous Bayon Complex whose giant stone faces have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. The curious smiling faces are said to be the representation of King Jayavarman VII, the creator of Bayon Temple. Next you will move on to the Phimean Akas Temples, the Elephants Terrace & Leper King, Preah Khan, Neak Khan, Takeo.

Another highlight is a visit to the famous Ta Prohm Temple, famous for its forest atmosphere with enormous fig trees. This temple looks just as it did when the first European explorer arrived. You may recognize it as it’s also the location of many scenes filmed for Angelina Jolie’s huge blockbuster movie, Tomb Raider. Your morning of adventure will be followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you will drive to Bantey Srei, the beautiful ‘Women’s Citadel’ located 32km from Siem Reap town. This is the last major Khmer temple to be re-discovered in Cambodia.

Your day will end with a visit to Angkor Wat. This is the highest and most magnificent temple in Cambodia. This huge temple was built by King Suryavarman as a Hinduist temple. His tomb was on the top tower. Angkor Wat has three floors and many roofs, doors and gates and you will see two long

snakes with 7 heads which are considered to be dragons, on both sides of the entrance to the complex.

Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat and then head back to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Dinner will be on your own.

Day 3: 13 February, 2015

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out. You will transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Once you arrive in Vietnam, you will be met and transferred directly to the ship at the Saigon port.

Note: You will require one additional passport photo for your entry visa.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings and flights indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes only and are subject to change.

Day 1

10:00am Disembark the ship and drive to Phnom Penh

2:00pm Lunch at a local restaurant

2:45pm Transfer to the airport and check-in

4:00pm Flight to Siem Reap on K6 1109 - subject to change

4:50pm Arrival in Siem Reap

5:00pm Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel to check-in

7:00pm Dinner with Khmer Show (included are one soft drink or a local beer)

Overnight at Le Meridien Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2

7:00am Buffet Breakfast at the hotel

8:00am Transfer to Angkor Thom complex. Visit the Southern Gate the Bayon complex, Phimean Akas Temples, the Elephants Terrace & Leper King, Preah Khan, Neak Khan

9:30am Visit Ta Prohm Temple

12:00pm Lunch at a local restaurant (included is your choice of one soft drink or one local beer or one bottle of water)

1:00pm Drive to Bantey Srei, the ‘Women’s Citadel’

3:30pm Visit Angkor Wat

5:30pm Enjoy sunset over Angkor Wat (subject to weather conditions)

6:00pm Return to the hotel

6:30pm Evening at your leisure

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the Le Meridien Hotel or similar hotel

NOTE: Your guide will give you an Angkor Wat Complex Pass at the beginning of the program. Please ensure to keep it with you for the day’s entrance to all temples and restroom facilities

Day 3

7:00am Breakfast at hotel

8:00am Check out and transfer to the airport

TBA Check in for your flight from Siem Reap to Saigon

TBA Flight to Saigon (details TBA and subject to change)

TBA Arrive in Vietnam. Obtain included Vietnamese Visa (one extra passport photo required).

TBA Meet and greet and transfer to the ship

TBA Approximate arrival at the ship

Expected Weather: 30 – 35 C (80-90 F) With very little shade

What to Bring: Casual clothes (there are no dress code restrictions), comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera, insect repellant.

Currency: US dollars are popular and accepted everywhere. USD 1 = approximately 4,000 Cambodian Riels

Electricity: 220 Volts

Luggage: Light luggage would be most suited for this 2 night trip. Please note that the airlines allow a maximum of 1 checked suitcase (20 kg or 44lbs) and one small carry on. Any additional pieces will be paid to the airline at the guests’ expense.

Documents: Passports are required.

**Please ensure that you have one additional passport photo (3 x 4 or 4 x 6 or 5 x 5 ) for the Vietnamese Visa which is included in the cost of this program and which you will obtain at the airport in Saigon. Make sure to have it ready to show when you reach the airport in Saigon (do not pack it in a checked suitcase)

Accommodation: Le Meridien Hotel in Siem Reap or another similar hotel.

*If a similar hotel is required due to unforseen circumstances, it will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program Includes:

•2 nights’ accommodation at Le Meridien Hotel in Siem Reap or similar hotel

•Two breakfasts

•One lunch and one dinner - one local beer or one mineral water or one soft drink included

•Transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary using air-conditioned buses

•Bottled water will be provided on the buses.

•Vietnam Visa on arrival

•Domestic air ticket from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (economy class)

•International air ticket from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City (economy class).

•English Speaking Guide

Program Excludes:

•Any meals or drinks not specified above

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,799 Per Guest


Overland Tours



Hanoi Experience

Hanoi Experience

Hanoi, Vietnam's small elegant capital, lies on the banks of the Red River and offers a wealth of historical and spiritual sights to explore. Founded in 1010, modern-day Hanoi is a city of contrasts, with European-looking gardens, compact neighborhoods of narrow "tube- houses" and French-inspired architecture - all collaborating to give Hanoi a noticeable charm. On this overnight excursion enjoy ample time to discover this amazing city, and recognize its political and historical importance.

Day 1:

Departing the port at Halong Bay, drive through the peaceful countryside, catching glimpses of everyday rural life: seemingly endless rice fields dotted with colorful billboard advertisements, small villages bustling with activity, and farmers in cone-shaped hats. A comfort stop is made along they way in Dong Trieu Town.

Upon arrival in Hanoi your first visit is to the Pagoda of Tran Quoc, widely acknowledged as the National Pagoda. Inside you will have a chance to view how Vietnamese people practice their original belief in Mothers of All such as the Mother of the Mountain and Mother of the Sea just to name two.

Following check in at your hotel you will have time to freshen up before dinner at a local restaurant followed by an engaging water puppet show at a local theatre accompanied by traditional string instruments. Created to amuse the kings of the Ly Dynasty in the 11th century, water puppets are an art form unique to Vietnam. After the show, you will return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 2:

Following breakfast at the hotel, begin with a drive to Ba Dinh Square and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Completed in 1975, the government positioned the massive, three-story structure with grey granite colonnades, on the historical site where President Ho Chi Minh declared independence for Vietnam in 1945. After a photo opportunity at the Soviet-style mausoleum, walk to the picturesque One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Stilt House where Ho Chi Minh lived between 1958 and 1969.

Continue to the graceful Temple of Literature, built in 1070 to honor the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Surrounded by serene gardens, the temple is an excellent and well-preserved example of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Continuing on from the Temple of Literature, it's an interesting journey through the city's colorful side streets, glimpsing everyday life in Hanoi.

Leaving the Temple of Literature, a short stop will be made at the infamous Hanoi Hilton (Hoa Lo Prison) built by the French in 1896, and where many US POWs were held during the Vietnam War.

Next you will stop at Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. Once known as the ancient merchants' quarter, you will have time to explore the maze of narrow streets and back lanes, lined with colorful stalls and street vendors.

Following lunch you will pay a visit to the Museum of Minority Ethnics with its extensive displays dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic minority peoples before the drive back to the ship in Halong Bay.

Please note: Clothing needs to cover knees and shoulders. There will be a few occasions when shoes will need to be removed. Photography and video is not allowed in certain areas of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Note that it is not possible to enter the mausoleum on Monday’s and Friday’s. The order of sightseeing places may be reversed to avoid congestion and closing time.

Overland Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

DAY ONE

12:30pm Drive to Hanoi

4:30pm Visit inside the Tran Quoc Pagoda

5:00pm Drive to the hotel for check-in

5:30pm Check in

6:30pm Drive to a local restaurant for dinner

7:00pm Enjoy dinner

8:00pm Move to the water theatre for the puppet show

8:15pm Enjoy the show

9:15pm Drive back to the hotel

9:30pm Arrival at the hotel

Overnight at the Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi or similar hotel

DAY TWO

7:00am Breakfast at the hotel and check out

8:00am Drive to Ho Chi Minh 's Mausoleum

8:30am Visit Ho Chi Minh Stilt House and One-Pillar Pagoda

9:45am Drive to the Temple of Literature

10:05am Visit the Temple of Literature

10:35am Drive to Hoa Lo Prison ( Hanoi Hilton)

10:50am Visit inside Hoa Lo

11:20am Drive to Hanoi Old Quarter

11:35am Visit inside Hanoi Old Quarter

12:35pm Depart for local restaurant

12:50pm Enjoy lunch

1:50pm Depart for the museum of Ethnic minorities

2:10pm Visit inside the museum

2:45pm Drive back to the ship

6:45pm Arrive at the port

What to Bring: Casual clothes, hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes.

Currency: USD or local Vietnam Dong

Electricity: 220 Volt

Luggage: one overnight handbag per person

Documents and Visa Requirements: Passports are required

Accommodation: Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi or similar

We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program Includes:

*One night at a five star hotel on the basis of twin sharing

*One breakfast, one lunch & one dinner at local restaurant. Lunch and dinner include one local beer, or 1 soft drink, or 1 mineral water.

*Mineral water in all hotel rooms and on tour buses

*All transfers and sightseeing as indicated in program

*English-speaking guide

*Entrance fees

*Water puppet show

*Two days of sightseeing per the itinerary

Not Included:

Hotel incidentals including mini bar

Gratuities to drivers and guides

Any meals or beverages not listed above

Personal Expenses

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$599 Per Guest


Overland Tours



Mythical Dragon's Bay & Ha Noi

Mythical Dragon's Bay & Ha Noi

Sail a luxurious, traditional junk, chartered just for an intimate small group of guests, through stunningly beautiful Ha Long Bay and then spend a relaxing evening on board, followed by a day touring Hanoi’s signature attractions.

DAY 1

In the early afternoon, you will transfer from the ship to your nearby luxury junk.

The junk’s spacious cabins are exquisite exuding intimacy, and personal service excels.

Enjoy panoramic views from the dining room as well as outstanding Vietnamese and international cuisine. Additionally, the smaller size of your Junk allows the vessel to cruise closer to the most scenic natural wonders of Ha Long Bay.

Soon after boarding, you will begin cruising the picturesque bay in the Gulf of Tonkin. Revered for its nearly 2,000 picturesque islands and precipitous limestone pillars, Ha Long Bay has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Magnificent and imposing, these limestone karst formations rise out of the sea in unusual and intriguing shapes, with names that fire the imagination. For instance, Man’s Head Island resembles a man rising out of the sea and looking towards the mainland. Similarly, the Pair of Roosters looks astonishingly like two roosters. “Ha Long” means “descending dragon” and legend has it that a huge, dragon-like sea monster still resides in these waters.

While cruising along in your luxurious Junk, you will pass rock arches, sheer cliffs, white sand beaches and tranquil coves. There are also numerous grottoes, one of which you will explore, and lovely fishing villages. As dusk begins to fall on beautiful Ha Long Bay, a sumptuous dinner will be served, after which you may settle in to enjoy a relaxing evening onboard.

DAY 2

Following breakfast onboard the Junk, you will drive to Hanoi in a minibus to tour its most magnificent attractions, beginning with imposing Ba Dinh Square. It is dominated by the impressive marble and granite tomb where Ho Chi Minh lies in state. You will visit the former president’s mausoleum, a nearby stilt house and One Pillar Pagoda, a curious little square structure that rises above a lotus pond.

Continuing on, you will see the Temple of Literature, an 11th-century building that is dedicated to Confucianism. In 1076, Vietnam’s first national university was built next to the temple. Here, you will walk through the tranquil five-walled courtyards and behold the pavilion where Vietnam’s men of letters once recited their poetry.

Following lunch, you will tour the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton. You will see the rooms where the French imprisoned Vietnamese patriots and where American soldiers, including Senator John McCain, were held as prisoners of war.

Later, on the way to Hanoi’s fascinating Old Quarter, you will drive past Hoan Kiem Lake to see its island temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao, a hero who fought against the Mongolian troops in the 13th century. The lake is also known as the Lake of the Restored Sword, and you will hear how the legend originated.

Upon arriving in the robust Old Quarter, you will enjoy free time to meander about shopping or simply enjoying this authentic slice of life in urban Hanoi. Afterwards, you will drive back to the ship and re-join the cruise.

Overland Program Step by Step:

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The indicated times are approximate, provided here only for general reference and are subject to change.

Day 1

2:15pm Transfer from the pier to your junk

2:30pm Cruise Ha Long Bay

6:30pm Dinner onboard your junk including two cocktails for pre dinner and a bottle of wine per couple during dinner

Overnight on the Valentine or a similar junk boat

Day 2

6:30am Breakfast onboard your junk

7:30am Disembark and drive to Hanoi by minibus

10:45am Explore Ba Dinh Square – visit the Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda

11:45am Drive to the Temple of Literature

12:00pm Visit the Temple of Literature

12:30pm Depart for lunch

12:45pm Lunch including one soft drink or beer per person

1:45pm Drive to Hoa Lo Prison

2:00pm Tour Hoa Lo Prison

2:30pm Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter

4:00pm Drive back to the ship

7:30pm Re-join to the ship

Expected Weather:

30-35 degrees Celsius (86-95 degrees Fahrenheit)

What to Bring:

One small overnight bag per person with casual clothing, walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

Currency:

U.S. Dollar or the local Vietnamese Dong

Electricity:

220 volts

Documents and Visa Requirements:

A passport is required.

Program Includes:

One night on the Valentine junk (Indochina Sails)or similar junk

*Several junks may be used depending on the final size of the group

One breakfast and one dinner on your junk

2 pre dinner drinks (house wine, local beer, soft drinks, water)

One bottle of wine per couple for dinner

Transfer from the ship to the junk

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees to Ha Long Bay and caves

Full-day sightseeing in Hanoi in a minibus

Lunch in Hanoi including one soft drink or beer per person

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not listed above

Gratuities for drivers, guides and junk staff

Please note:

Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing, caps, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

$599 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST CRUISE Jewels Of Hong Kong

POST CRUISE Jewels Of Hong Kong

Worlds collide on this tour of Hong Kong. From Aberdeen, a village on the water, to the soaring heights of Victoria Peak, experience Hong Kong from every vantage point. Juxtapose modern high-rise buildings with boats that serve as homes for families that have fished for generations. Explore the sacred at the temples of Tin Hau and Man Mo and the Chi Lin Nunnery. You will be swept away by the fragrances of the flower market and sated by traditional Chinese dim sum.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1 – February 21, 2015

8:30am Disembark the ship and proceed to baggage claim to identify your luggage. Bags will be transferred to the hotel by truck.

9:00am Depart the pier for a scenic ride to the New Territories

9:45am Visit the “Make a Wish Tree” in Lam Tsuen – pray for a good start to the New Year

Optional: for an extra cost payable on site, you can write your wish on a paper offering

and throw it to the tree. Legend says the higher it hangs the wish will likely be granted!

10:30am Drive to Chi Lin Nunnery

11:15am Visit the sacred Nunnery and admire the unique architecture of the complex

11:45am Continue visit the beautiful Nan Lian Garden of Sung Dynasty design

12:45pm Transfer to local restaurant

1:00pm Enjoy a Chinese dim sum lunch at local restaurant plus one drink

2:15pm Transfer to Hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure

Dinner on own

Overnight at Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2 – February 22, 2015

Breakfast at Hotel

9:00am Depart hotel for full day sightseeing tour

9:00am Scenic ride to Stanley Market

9:50am Free time for souvenir shopping at the renowned Market or visit the famous Tin Ha Temple and Murray House.

NOTE: Some shops if not all will be closed due to the New Year’s Festive Holidays

10:50am Drive to Aberdeen

11:30am Board a sampan boat to explore the unique floating village

11:55am Short drive to Gem Factory outlet

12:05pm Gem talk and visit the outlet

12:40pm Drive to Victoria Peak

1:10pm Photo stop at Victoria Peak

1:30pm Buffet lunch at Café Deco or similar + one drink

2:30pm Take peak tram downhill to Central

3:00pm Return to the hotel. Evening at leisure.

Dinner on own

Overnight at Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel or similar hotel

Day 3 – February 23, 2015

Breakfast at Hotel

This is a free day at leisure for self-exploration of Hong Kong and the surrounding areas. Please contact

the hospitality desk at the hotel for advice and suggestions.

Lunch and dinner on own

Overnight at Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel or similar hotel

Day 4 – February 24, 2015

Breakfast in Hotel

12:00pm Check out room and settle incidental charges if any.

Transfer to the airport based on your flight time. For guests with late flights, luggage storage is available at the hotel.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

Program includes:

• All transportation by private mini-coach or coach & English Speaking local guide

• Entrance fees

• Meals as per itinerary specified with one standard drink per person during meal i.e. local beer, soft drinks or local mineral water

• Hotel accommodation as stated above in a deluxe room

• Breakfast at the hotel daily

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book any additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

Program excludes:

• Incidental charges at hotel

• Gratuities to the drivers and guides

• Personal expenses

• Any meals/drinks not listed above

Expected Weather:

The average temperature for February in Hong Kong is 15C (59F) degrees.

The temperature rarely dips below 13C

Documentation:

Current and subject to change - In general Hong Kong is visa free for most of the countries worldwide. Please browse on the following web site for updated details and kindly ensure valid passport and visa are applied prior travel. www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas

Currency:

The Hong Kong dollar (HKD) is the currency of Hong Kong. The approximate rate of exchange is:

$1 USD = $8 HKD

Electricity:

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug.

Accommodation:

Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel or similar hotel – deluxe room

64 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon

Tel : (852) 2721 2111

*If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of equal ratings and standards.

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,499 Per Guest



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