Monday 20 October 2008

Helen Wong's Cambodia and Vietnam Odyssey

Australia's leading holiday specialists, Helen Wong's Tours, presents the complete travel odyssey – Cambodia and Vietnam.

From the history of Cambodia's past, embark on a journey that transports you to ancient lands, bustling river communities, big cities, charming old towns and the dramatic scenic beauty of Halong Bay.

Discover the wonders of ancient temples, bustling market towns, Royal Palaces, floating markets and life in Cambodian and Vietnam villages meeting locals and sampling the culinary delights of local food.

The tour last 15 days with prices starting at AUD$5,770 based on twin share per person to include economy flights to and from Australia, internal flights, accommodation in four and five star hotels throughout the tour, a personal English speaking guide, all transfers, entrance fees to attractions, visas and a travel kit and cabin bag. All tours are operated exclusively as Helen Wong's Tours groups so passengers are NOT just a member of a combined group of tourists from various countries joining a daily circuit of the sights.

This tour includes 'unparalleled highlights' such as:

Siam Reap – a 10 minute tethered hot air balloon ride for a spectacular view of the UNESCO's World Heritage site of Angkor Wat; a welcome drink at McDermott Gallery with transfers by Tuk Tuk (rickshaws); dinner at the famous Foreign Correspondents Club.

Saigon –visit the home of Duc Dau for a traditional music performance, dinner at 'Le Caprice' (the French Colonial Restaurant), cocktail reception at the Sheraton Rooftop 'Floor 23'.

Hoi An – watch the preparation of traditional "pho" noodles making at a local restaurant.

Hanoi – Lunch at 'KOTO' Restaurant operated by Jimmy Phan who provides a hospitality programme for street kids; cooking class at the renowned Sofitel Metropole Cooking School with lunch at the Spice Garden Restaurant to sample the prepared dishes; welcome drink at an artist gallery and farewell dinner at the 'Vine Restaurant'.

Managing Director of Helen Wong's Tours, Ms Helen Wong said: " In the early stages of planning, our aim was to create a programme that was 'a little different' from other tours. We have included 5 star hotels and 'unparalleled highlights'. This offers our clients the unique opportunities that allow them to experience the cuisine, culture, history and beauty of the regions on a more personal level".

Information: Helen Wong's Tours, tel: +61(02) 9267 7833, web:
Reservations: Tel: (aus only)1300 788328, email:

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