Vietnam is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations of the world. If it’s on your bucket list, consider this deal, just announced via emailed press release from World Spree, for 15-day Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour with rates starting at $3,699. If you book and pay by October 31, 2013 you’ll get a $400 discount to $3,299 that includes round-trip on Korean Air from San Francisco; all flights, ground transportation and transfers; deluxe hotel accommodations; daily American buffet breakfast; 10 lunches and six dinners; comprehensive sightseeing and entrance fees; a professional tour escort and guides; taxes and fuel surcharge.
The trip begins in the north at historic Hanoi with an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and continues with visits to Hoi An, and the former imperial capital of Hue. Afterwards it heads south to Vietnam’s flourishing commercial heart, Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon, followed by a cruise that takes in the tropical beauties and villages of the Mekong Delta, known as Vietnam’s “rice basket.”
The tour ends in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, where the big attraction is the magical temples of Angkor—and the renowned Angkor Wat—built when Angkor was the capital of a Khmer kingdom that stretched across much of Southeast Asia. On the way home, Korean Air stops in Seoul and provides a complimentary tour of the Korean capital.
The hotels on the tour include the famed 5-star Majestic in Saigon, the colonial-style Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap, the luxurious Sheraton Hanoi, the historic and charming Saigon Morin in Hue, and the beachfront Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa.
The starting price is available in November, December, February and March. The price rises in the spring and summer and then goes down again in the fall. All prices are cash-only, are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability. For more detailed information about the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour, log onto www.worldspree.com and click “Tour Packages,” then “Vietnam.” World Spree’s toll-free telephone number is 1-866-652-5656.