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Luxury Trans-Asia Discovery Tour and Cruise: From Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China and Angkor Wat with Mekong River Cruise

DELHI - AGRA - BEIJING - GREAT WALL OF CHINA - HANOI - HALONG BAY - HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNEL - MEKONG DELTA - ANGKOR WAT

This 25 days luxury fully inclusive Trans-Asia Discovery Tours and Mekong River Cruise you will see the some of the Wonder Of The World like: Angkor Wat, Great Wall of China, The Taj Mahal and Cruise on the magnificent UNESCO Heritage site of Halong Bay, before embark on luxury RV Indochine II combining charm and colonial-style comfort sailing along the Mekong River. 

Explore the beautiful scenery,fascinating history and contrasting cultures of India, China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Experience 8 night on premium ship dock in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City before cross the narrow Chao Gao Canal, engage in local life in My Tho and Koh Chen and pass through the city of Phnom Penh with its Royal Palace and bustling markets before finally disembarking on the doorstep of the Angkor temple complex: home of the world-famous Angkor Wat. 

Trip code : TC6531T

Duration : 25 days

Destination : India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia

Travel Dates :2021

  • Complimentary one-way chauffeur service for residential address within 35 km from major Australia international airports
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in luxury small group touring with a maximum 16 passengers per vehicle
  • Discover Delhi's modern and ancient history 
  • See the magnificent Taj Majal as the sun set down in Agra 
  • Explore the mixture of tradition and modern China in Beijing
  • Walk along the incredible Great Wall and stroll along the Sacred Way
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay
  • Explore the centuries-old culture of Cambodia and Vietnam via the mighty Mekong river
  • Explore the major sights in Ho Chi Minh city and venture to Cu Chi Tunnel, a remnant of Vietnam War
  • Experience sampan ride across the beautiful island and islet in Cai Be, Vinh Long
  • Experience Mekong Delta local delicacies (honey, pop-rice, rice alcohol, coconut candies etc.) and the traditional way of making them
  • Be amazed by the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh
  • See Koh Chen, "silver and copper village" and visit a local primary school in Cambodia and interact with teachers and students.
  • Experience a fun ox cart ride to an ancient pagoda in the middle of a rice field, and experience monk blessing ceremony
  • Be amazed at the wonderful Angkor temples including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom
Arrive Delhi International Airport by evening flight. Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Delhi, The capital of Republic of India, Delhi is a bustling metropolis and a city of almost 17 million inhabitants. Delhi is a near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern and is seamlessly divided into two parts - Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi is part of the city that was designed by the Mughals and New Delhi was designed majorly during English rule and also known as “Lyutens” Delhi.

Arrive and check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and free for independent activities.
After breakfast proceed for the visit of Old Delhi – visit the resplendent “mosque of Friday” - Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan - whose best work is the Taj Mahal. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful devotees. After visit of Jama Masjid Walk through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street"). Drive past the Red Fort - a majestic Fort and an erstwhile seat of power - which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts. Also visit Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Lunch during sightseeing.

In the afternoon visit Humayun tomb, Qutub Minar - the pride of Delhi. The Construction of this tall minaret was commenced by Muslim ruler, Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and completed by Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. After visit proceed for tour of “Lyutens” Delhi - named after the leading British architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lyutens. Drive past some of magnificent monuments designed by him such as India Gate and Viceroy's House - now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Palace).
Morning leave by surface to Agra. Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over the world visit Agra not only to see the ruins of the red sandstone fortress built by the Mughal emperors other tourist attractions in Agra worth visiting are the Agra Fort and Akbar's Mausoleum. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals between 16th and 17th Century.

Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpet, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes. On arrival at Check –in at hotel.

In the afternoon visit Agra Fort, was where the ageing Emperor Shah Jahan, imprisoned by his son, watched from a distance the fulfilment of his life’s dream - the building of the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife. The fort is really a city within a city, which embraces the Moti Masjid, the Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences, the Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audiences, the Octagonal Tower, Jehangir’s Palace and many more monuments
Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) at sunset; built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. During 22 years and until 1653, 20 000 workers, tons of marble coming from Rajasthan and carried by camels or elephants, and all of the fortune of the emperor were used to build this fabulous pyramid-shaped palace; 73 metres high, flanked by four big minarets looking like birthday candles….!
Morning drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to airport to board your flight for onwards to Beijing, China.
Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy free time at leisure.
Today you will first visit Tiananmen Square followed by the magnificent Forbidden City. And then you will visit the Temple of Heaven. --Tiananmen Square: It is the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China, where the national flag is raised exactly at sunrise every day.

--The Forbidden City: It is located in the center of Beijing, used to be the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years, it is the grandest integral palace complex still remaining in China. Note: It is closed on Monday.

--Temple of Heaven: It is the place which was visited yearly by the emperors who performed intricate rituals to insure a good harvest for the whole nation at ancient times.
You will visit to the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section, round trip cable car included) and then visit the Sacred Road. --Great Wall(Mutianyu Section): The most famous symbol of China and one of the world's most remarkable architectural wonders, it was built over 2,000 years ago and stretching about 6,700km.

--Mutianyu Cable Car (round way): Round-way cable car of Mutianyu Great Wall included. Chair-lift and Toboggan are also available. If you want to change to any of them, please inform the local guide before he or she purchases the tickets for round-trip cable car for you. Please pay the extra charge in cash to the local guide.

--Sacred Road: the path lined with stone statues of animals, mystical beasts and officials who serve the emperor in his afterlife, through which the sitting emperors would go to perform memorial rituals for the ancestors once a year.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, our driver will pick you up for your tour in Hanoi’s old quarter where you will experience traditional street life. You will also have the opportunity to watch a Water Puppet show.
09:00 – 09:30: Your air-conditioned transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong at approximately 11:30am.

12:00: You will be taken aboard our support vessel and travel from the wharf via the bay to board our luxurious craft, Era Cruise. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our friendly and professional crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedure session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. We encourage you to explore our luxuriously-appointed ship then watch the magical landscape cruise past.

13:15: A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing delicacies will be served. You will be enchanted when decadently dining on our luxury junk, our lavish interpretation of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Life just doesn’t get better than this! We then set sail for Lan Ha Bay, passing Da Chong islet where you can see an ancient lighthouse built by the French over a century ago.

15:00: The final part of the cruise takes us through the Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (part of Halong Bay). The 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are stunning with their pristine, snow-white beaches. You can explore Ba Trai Dao beach or Tra Bau area via kayaks or immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters.

17:00: It’s time to return to your lavish liner and cruise to your evening accommodation.

17:30 – 18:30: Who doesn’t love happy hour? We offer an extensive drinks list including special offers such as two for one drinks.

18:00: Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and we will guide you through the process. 19:15: You can spoil yourself with a unique Signature Dinner in our distinctive restaurant. 20:45 - 12:00: It is now time to relax with an exotic cocktail and drink in the evening landscape. Our bar offers a wide range of wine, beer and liqueurs and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day sailing on the Bay. You can order an indulgent spa service, watch movies, go squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a brightly illuminated sky.
06:30: The morning is the best time of the day on Lan Ha Bay. You might like to head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions or relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice to watch the stunning scenery unfold before you.

07:00: A light breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee will be served in our restaurant.

7:30 - 9:15: The final stage of your trip is to be taken through the mysterious caves and amongst the remote islets via local rowing boats. The breath-taking beauty of this World Heritage region will certainly impress you. Following this, you will journey back to the main ship.

09:30: It’s time to check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a final early brunch and a last farewell from our crew at 11:30, you will board our transfer boat and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.

12:10-12:30: Now you can board the luxury van and return to Hanoi.
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You will join the cruise group and head for a buffet lunch. PM: In the afternoon we will take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. We then board our ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight.
AM: We will depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque villages. On arrival we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids.

After that we can travel try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping before your return transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. PM: Lunch on board then start cruising. Overnight we moor at Nha Be.
AM: Today we pass through the Mekong Delta and visit the town of My Tho and the My Tho Islands to see local craftsman at work.

PM: After we cruise to Vinh Long, Cai Be and Sac Dec. Overnight stop at our mooring point.
AM: Early this morning we visit Sa Dec and tour the small town where some colonial mansions are still in existence and afterwards we can discover the local market. Back on board.
AM: We spend the day cruising and cross the Cambodian Border as we continue our journey to Phnom Penh. PM: After dinner we have a "TUK TUK" trip, and then moor for the night in the port of Phnom Penh.
AM: On our city tour we visit the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National museum. PM: We have lunch in a local restaurant and then the option to visit a former detention centre used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war. After we have time in the "Central Market". In the evening we have an Apsara dance show. Overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.
AM: Today we visit Koh Chen, a small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work and visit a school.

PM: After lunch we arrive in Kampong Tralach and visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tarlach LeuPagoda. We cross through the village by oxcart to reach the pagoda. We return and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang which is our overnight stop.
AM: Today we visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. We visit a traditional grove of palm trees and taste some palm sugar before a visit to a traditional pottery.

PM: We then visit a floating village on small local boats. In the afternoon we cruise to lake Tonle Sap. Cocktail and gala dinner tonight.
We spend the morning cruising. Disembark the RV Indochine II at noon. You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Today you will have an early pick up from your hotel and be driven to the Angkor Wat complex to view the sunrise over the magnificent temples.

You will have plenty of time to take photos. You will be taken back to your hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon we will set off to explore Siem Reap with a tour of the city.
Morning: After breakfast, you will visit The Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphuon, and Phimeanakas temples, plus Terraces of the Elephant and Leper King. Lunch will be at a famous local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit Ta Prohm then explore the Angkor Wat temple, the 7th Wonder of the Ancient World. You will climb up to Bakheng Hill to watch the sunset over Angkor Wat and the surrounding area.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel today before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

  • International flights from Australia (from selected airports)
  • International flights from Delhi to Beijing with fully services airlines-Economy cabin
  • International flights from Beijing to Hanoi with fully services airlines -Economy cabin
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam airlines -Economy cabin
  • 1- night onboard 5* Era Cruise in Halong Bay / Lan Ha Bay
  • 8- night onboard premium ship RV Indochine II on Mekong River
  • 13- Night on mix 4*& 5* accommodation
  • All private airports transfers
  • All Touring in private coach air-conditional vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Full board meals on cruises
  • All day tour included lunches
  • Vietnam and Cambodia E-Visas
  • Old and New Delhi Tour
  • Agra Fort
  • Taj Mahal
  • Beijing city tour
  • Great Wall Of China
  • Hanoi City Tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City Tour
  • Cu Chi Tunnel Tour
  • Phnom Penh City Tour
  • Angkor Wat sunrise Tour
  • Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

Departure Dates guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people.

Price Notes:

  • Standard itinerary departs SYD, MEL, ADL & PER. Departures from CBR, CNS, HBA, DRW and other cities, please contact us for details
  • International flights and current taxes

Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Price is subject to changes. 

*Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.

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1. BOOKING

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

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Any booking valued at or less than $1,300 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

1.1 Deposit

  • You will be required to pay deposit of 30% total price after booking confirmed. A Booking will be cancelled if deposit is not received by the due date on the invoice
  • If you cancel your cruise booking at any time, an amount of $550 per person from your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions
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  1. PAYMENT
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  • Final balance will be due 110 days before departure date
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Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.

Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. SAFETY NET PROTECTION

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for one-time use (claim).
  • Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.
  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable  
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares, or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.

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Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date, the following fees will be applied:

  • Cancel at any time: $550 per person is non-refundable
  • From 110 days to 91 days before departure: 45% of total price
  • Between 91 and 61 days prior to departure: 55% of total price
  • Between 61 and 45 days prior to departure: 65% of total price
  • Between 45 and 35 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
  • Within 35 days prior to departure: 100% of total price
  • Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on cruise.

If your cruise package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the cruise 110 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable by you, Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure.

7.3 Cancellation by Cruise Company or Third-Party Provider

If the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you.

If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

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