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Listed below is a selection of optional extras and beach extensions that can be added to your tour. Just select which options you want to add to your booking when you reserve your tour, or alternatively just let us know and we'll add them to your booking. Further options are also available when you get to there, such as cookery classes, dinner cruises, scuba-diving courses.

  • Bear Keeper Exprience - Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue - UK£0

Lend a paw at the largest Sun Bear sanctuary in the world while being a bear keeper for the day. This program is conducted at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre 40 kms outside Phnom Penh. You will get to go behind the scenes to see what it takes to care for more than 100 rescued bears on a daily basis while working alongside their keepers to prepare special treats to keep the bears happy and healthy in their forested sanctuary. Best of all, by taking part in this unique experience you will know that you have contributed directly towards helping care for hundreds of bears and other animals rescued from the wildlife trade.
Please note: This is a shared group tour. Activities will include a tour of the bear sanctuary, helping the keepers prepare enrichment toys for the bears, helping the keepers hide food in the bear’s enclosures. Direct contact with the bears is not possible under any circumstances, as these are rescued wild animals and the centre wants them to lead as natural a life as possible
You will depart your hotel at approx. 0700 hrs and return at approx. 1730 hrs.

  • Bird Sanctuary & overnight homestay - UK£0

There is so much more to Cambodia than Angkor. Not far from the ancient temples, in the heart of Cambodia, lies the huge Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most productive fresh water lakes and host to the largest colonies of water birds in South East Asia. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forests surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds as well as people, who have settled in villages along the shores and who live with the rhythm of the water.
It is in this fusion of water and forest, this dense and intertwined world of aquatic life, birds and people that you can immerse yourself.
You will depart the hotel around 9.30am arriving at the lake by 10.15am. You will continue by boat across the Tonle Sap Lake to Prek Toal or Peak Kanteil floating village.
On arrival in the floating village, you will enjoy lunch which is prepared by members of the local community who have been trained by the NGO Sala Bai. Following lunch you will be taken by the villagers on a special Community Based Village Tour by traditional Khmer paddle boat. This tour was developed by the villagers themselves, to showcase different aspects of community life. It is a unique perspective on a way of life that is unimaginable to many of us.
In the later afternoon relax at the homestay within the floating village, enjoy dinner at the local restaurant and watch the sunset over the lake.
On day 2 you will depart the floating village and visit the bird sanctuary under the guidance of a ranger. Here your guide’s knowledge of the birds and the plant life create a wonderful opportunity to see and understand this complex environment. Around 10.30am depart for Siem Reap, arriving at your hotel around 12.30pm.
Please note: This itinerary operates from September - March only. The homestay is basic with mattresses, mosquito net and a squat toilet. There is no fan or air conditioning.

  • Boat trip to the Silk Island - UK£0

Board in Phnom Penh and sail to the Mekong Island, renowned for its silk weaving. Spend a half day on a boat trip to nearby islands of Koh okhna Tey and the more rural ‘silk weaving island’ Koh Dach.

  • Bonsai Dinner Cruise - UK£0

The Bonsai cruises leisurely along the Saigon River as guests enjoy live music and a dance performance while dining on an extensive selection of Asian and Western cuisine. Enter the replica of the emperors’ dragon boat “Bonsai” for a magnificent and memorable dining and entertainment spectacle on the Saigon River. Start with canapés and drinks while cruising by central Saigon. Then a European and Asian Buffet will be served accompanied by the in-house orchestra or a Philiipino band on the upper deck.
Cruise is from 19:00 - 21:30pm. For guests with transfer: Please meet in the hotel lobby at 18:45pm.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels by Jeep - UK£0

This morning travel by restored army jeep to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Leaving Saigon drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. Then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Return to HCMC approx 14:00pm.

  • Cycling to a Silk Farm - UK£0

Spend a relaxing half day outside of Phnom Penh, cycling on Silk Island. Cross the Tonle Sap River and cycle along the bank past Cham communities, and catch a ferry to the island of Koh Oknyahtei for a gentle ride. The island has fertile farmland and small village communities. You will stop at a school to learn a little about Cambodia’s school system, visit a typical modern Khmer Wat and a silk weaving house to see how those lovely silk scarves are produced. Continue along small trails and enjoy a picnic lunch before returning by a different route to Phnom Penh. Total cycling distance: 25km. Basic fitness level is required.

  • Half day tour to Tonle Bati - UK£0

Escape the bustle of Phnom Penh and head to the Angkorian heritage site of Tonle Bati. Located 30km from the capital, it is home to two temples, Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau, built under Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century (the same period as the Bayon and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap). Ta Prohm, of the ‘Tomb Raider’ fame, is a stunning, partially restored, jungle temple providing stunning photo opportunities.

  • Hanoi - Handicraft Villages - UK£0

Depart at 08:30am from the hotel and drive to Bat Trang where we can see firsthand the ancient art of ceramic making at a workshop. Many of the families producing these fine works of art have been doing so for at least 400 years. From Bat Trang we return to Hanoi and head south to the village of Duyen Thai, which specializes in making lacquered bamboo products. Nearby is Bang So village, which produces bamboo and rattan goods. Following lunch continue to the silk village of Van Phuc where the most famous Vietnamese silk is made.

  • Hanoi Street Food Tour - UK£0

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a full day street food tour. Enjoy one-hour cyclo tour through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi! Along the way delicacies, strange food items and an explanation of Vietnamese food practices will be given. This busy, eclectic market is alive with the sights and sounds of Hanoi and is the essence of Vietnamese culture.
Continue through the streets of the Old Quarter to Dong Xuan market to sample some local treats such as pho bun dau. Your guide will explain the routine of Vietnam meal times and indigenous/unusual ingredients eaten. Stroll up 'food alley' to see other dishes on offer.
From here visit the food sections of Hanoi's main market, Dong Xuan. See dried goods and aromatics, the essentials of Vietnamese cuisine.
Enjoy lunch at Cha Ca La Vong restaurant.
We will keep walking to Hang Than Street to view ceremonial cake stalls and taste a special French influenced dessert. An explanation on traditions and food gifts for celebrations will be given. Continue back into the Old Quarter via Hang Cot Street - check specially treated fruit which are dependable on the seasons and a common snack in Vietnam. Walk along Phung Hung Street through temporary market stalls where you can see the changing market scene in Hanoi and how modernization is shaping tradition.

  • Hoi An - Full day Cruise to Cham Island - UK£0

You are met at your hotel and transferred to the Cua Dai Quay for the speed boat journey to the Cham Islands. This area consists of eight islands and is home to 155 species of coral and over 200 species of fish. Your trip by speedboat includes a visit to a local fishing village along the way.
Continue to an area for snorkelling. For those not wanting to snorkel the boat will drop you at one of the many beaches. Following snorkelling, continue to an island for a delicious seafood lunch and relax on the beach or go for a swim. Tour finishes with speedboat back to the mainland and a transfer to your hotel.

  • Hoi An - My Son Tour - UK£0

Depart at 08:30am from the hotel. My Son was a capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled central Vietnam from the 2nd - 13th centuries and was considered extremely important for religion and learning. One of five World Heritage listed sites in Vietnam, My Son is a must-see for architecture and history enthusiasts.
The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. Hinduism heavily influenced the Cham religion and many of the temples are dedicated to Cham divinities, including Shiva.

  • Hoi An Lantern Making Class - UK£0

One of the great pleasures of any visit to Hoi An is strolling along the beautiful streets of the old town at night under the flickering lights of the many beautiful lanterns. These simple yet colourful lanterns are an integral part of the town’s culture and this tour provides you with the opportunity to practice your craftsmanship. You will be met at your hotel by your guide and will cycle to the home of a local craftsman. On arrival you will be given a brief introduction to the history, shape and colour of the lanterns as well as the many stages in their production. The highlight of this tour though is the design and production of your very own lantern. You can make your own lantern, yours to keep as a souvenir. The tours ends with a gentle bicycle ride back to your hotel to the hotel.
Includes: Bicycles with helmet, an English speaking guide, a snack, mineral water and one lantern.

  • Hoi An Sunset Cruise - UK£0

The driver will pick you up at the hotel in Hoi an town or Hoi an beach then transfer to the pier. Once on deck, you will be served a complimentary cocktail and snack as the sun sets behind the mountain and the boat begins cruising on Thu Bon river. Observe the fishermen and the busy markets along the river bank as they prepare for the evening trade. On board, dinner provides a unique experience to dine on the water and enjoy a seafood platter including fresh local prawns, fish, squids and crabs complemented perfectly by our excellent wine list available for purchase. The dinner cruise lasts 2 hours, giving you plenty of time to sip some cocktails and relax over a delightful dinner while listening to music. Upon your return to the Cinnamon Cruises pier, the driver will pick you up and drop off you to the hotel.
* Boarding time: 16:45 & Cruising time: From 17:00 - 19:00

  • Hue DMZ Tour - UK£0

With an early departure this morning, head north to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) along National way 1A. This morning visit the Ancient citadel of Quang Tri, Hien Luong Bridge, the Seventeenth Parallel - the border between North and South of Vietnam during the war and Vinh Moc Tunnels. After lunch, follow Highway No 9 to visit Khe Sanh and return to Hue in the late afternoon.

  • Phnom Penh - Sunset boat trip - UK£0

Cruise from the Tonle Sap to meet with the Mekong and Bassac Rivers. Enjoy a quiet sunset overlooking the Royal Palace and Phnom Penh. Soft drinks are served on board.

  • River Way to Cu Chi Tunnels - UK£0

Cu Chi Tunnels is a massive system of tunnels built to form an underground city during the American - Vietnam War. To avoid the traffic and make it more exceptional, why not travel on a speedboat and d enjoy the river scenery along the way?
Our speedboat leaves Ho Chi Minh City in the early morning, departing from Ho Chi Minh pier. Cruise the Saigon River, take in the scenery and the river life as you leave the bustling city behind. Upon arrival, you will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels construction and explore the maze of tunnels. The boat will bring you back to the city at approximately 1pm.

  • Siem Reap - 1.5 hour Dinner Dance - UK£0

Enjoy the traditional Apsara dance show at the only air-conditioned theatre in Siem Reap. Dancers, singers and musicians bring ancient Khmer culture to life in spectacular surroundings while serving the Cambodian cuisine. The souvenir booklet provides guidance through every delicate hand gesture and the story behind the dances

  • Siem Reap - Horse Riding - UK£0

Immerse yourself in the Cambodian countryside and get to really understand how people live. You will ride through local villages where you can observe local craftsmen and farmers in the rice fields. Some trails will take you to the Angkorian Temple of Vat Athvea as well as to local monasteries and pagodas. Journeys vary from 1 hour to a half day and are led by an experienced horse master. Inexperienced children can only train in the ranch for their safety.
Please inform us of your levels of experience during the booking confirmation stage, in order for us to prepare the right horse for you.

  • Siem Reap - Tropical Massage - UK£0

This massage focuses on pressure points and stretching techniques associated with Thai massage. The Tropical Massage gently stretches and clears energy channels, leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed. No oil is used.

  • Siem Reap Half Day Cooking Class - UK£0

Learn the secrets of Cambodian cooking, local ingredients, traditional cooking styles and how to create a sumptuous feast. At the end of the lesson enjoy the food you have prepared. Delicious!

  • Siem Reap Half Day Golfing - UK£0

Not far from the Angkor Temple complex are two international golf clubs - the Angkor Golf Club and the Phokeethra Country Club (owned by the Sofitel). Both offer 18 holes and are available for year-round golf. Amenities are of a world class standard and will make your experience truly enjoyable.

  • Siem Reap – Elephant Ride - UK£0

Beat the morning rush hour in style! Take an elephant from Bayon to the Southern Gate of the ancient city of Angkor Thom.

  • Single Room Supplement - UK£0

This option guarantees you a single room in all the hotels throughout the tour. Prices shown are based on low-season and will be confirmed with your main tour quote when you make an enquiry. If you are a solo traveller looking for a private tour just for yourself, then we will need to add an extra supplement - please contact us for details.

  • Sunrise Breakfast at Angkor Complex - UK£0

Witness the rise of a new day at Sra Srang Royal pond while tasting a delicious breakfast of baked goods, fresh juice and seasonal fruits.

  • Thung Nang biking - UK£0

Spend a day cycling to discover the cultural heritage and natural beauty of north Vietnam! The adventure starts with a 2 hour drive to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s first capital. Saddle up and cycle to visit two ancient temples (Dinh & Le) before the scenery changes to reveal the stunning limestone karst valleys jetting out of the emerald padis, surrounded by picturesque villages along the way. This area is also commonly known as “Halong Bay on land”.
After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, we board a sampan for a leisurely 2 ½ hours cruise through the water and for the adventurous, climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on Ngu Nhac Mountain before returning to Hanoi in the late afternoon.

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