Exotic Jewish Travel

Undiscovered Vietnam & Cambodia

The Kosher Travel Club invites you to an unforgettable tour to a unique and almost undiscovered world. Vietnam and Cambodia offer exquisite natural scenery and some of the warmest, friendliest people you ever will meet. Vietnam‘s culture is interwoven between city life and traditional tribal practices. Despite the scars of its recent history the country possesses a serene environment. And wherever you look, there is lots and lots of water. Added to it is the magnificence of the Temples of Angkor and the unique Cambodian culture. This is an exhilarating, thrilling and breathtaking experience.


Day 1:(Monday): Hanoi Arrival 16 Jan
Arrival Noi Bai airport You’ll be collected and transferred to the hotel Late dinner at our private koshered restaurant.

Day 2: (Tuesday) : Hanoi 17 Jan
After breakfast at our hotel, prepared under our Mashgiach’s supervision, we’ll visit the top Hanoi sights: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hilton Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake area, Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi Old quarter by cyclo. Both lunch and dinner will be in our private koshered restaurant.

Day 3: (Wednesday) : Hanoi - Ha Long Bay Cruise – Hanoi 18 Jan
Breakfast at Hotel
Options – we will be offering the helicopter transfer to and/or from Ha Long Bay and also a bus trip which we recommend everyone to take in one direction to enjoy the sights and the local handicrafts centre en route. (If you prefer, you can take the helicopter there and back!!)
After boarding our tour boat, we’ll enjoy the lunch prepared fresh on board with the ingredients we brought. Then, sit back to enjoy a cruise for about 4 hours through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visiting THIEN CUNG DAU GO cave- the most beautiful cave in the bay.
Dinner in our hotel: DAEWOO

Day 4: (Thursday): Hanoi – Hue 19 Jan
After breakfast at the hotel, there’ll be some time for shopping and roaming in Hanoi before we transfer to Noi Bai airport for our flight to Hue (13.20-14.30). Lunch will be supplied from our restaurant, to be eaten while waiting for the flight.
Once in Hue, we’ll visit the Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City Dinner in another specially koshered restaurant.
HOTEL: Imperial 5*

Day 5: (Friday): Hue morning – afternoon drive to Hoi An 20 Jan
Breakfast at the hotel.
We’ll take a boat trip on the famous Perfumed River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, the Forbidden city and Khai Dinh tomb. In the early afternoon we’ll drive to Hoi An, arriving 15h30. Shabbat: at 17h30 Dinner at the hotel supplied by Chabad of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
HOTEL: VINH HUNG RESORT 4*, HOI AN. – best hotel by Old City where we will be walking on Shabbat – private room for group
Hotel: Vinh Hung Resort: www.vinhhunghotels.com.vn, deluxe room

Day 6: (Shabbat): Hoi An 21 Jan
Breakfast at hotel.
Walking tour to visit Hoi An’s ancient town, the Japanese bridge and Phuc Kien Pagoda. We’ll visit the silk factory to watch the tailors and the local market. All meals at hotel.
Overnight at Vinh Hung Resort

Day 7: (Sunday): Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City 22 Jan
(VERY) early transfer to DaNang airport for 06.05 flight to HCMC (ex-Saigon). Arrive 07.15. Drive to Vinh Long in Mekong Delta region where we’ll take a river tour of the Cai Be floating market. Then we’ll experience a bicycle tour in Vinh Long, visiting a fruit farmer and tasting his delicious fruits.
http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-2077- sofitel-saigon-plaza/index.shtml

Day 8: (Monday) HCMC 23 Jan
Breakfast at hotel.
Starting early morning, trip to Chu Chi tunnels, around 75kms west from Ho Chi Minh city, and visit the Vietnam War related site.
Return to the city for a tour including Re-Unification Palace, Notre Damn Cathedral and the General Post Office, see Nguyen Hue flowers street decorated for the New Year TET Festival.

Day 9: (Tuesday) : HCMC – Siem Reap 24 Jan
Breakfast at hotel.
Another early transfer - to HCMC airport for flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Start tour of Angkor temples complex. Before the end of the day, we will climb up a hill and watch the sunset over the great plains (depending on the sky conditions…) and transfer to the hotel. Dinner to be accompanied by local folk Apsara Dance Show.

Day 10: (Wednesday) : Siem Reap 25 Jan
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day to explore Angkor further. Our tour will include: the ruins of the city of Angkor Thom with its unique structures such as The Bayon, The Phmeanakas, The Terrace of the Elephants and more. We will learn about the ancient ways of life and the historical events from the bas-reliefs inscribed on the walls. We will also visit the unrivaled mighty Angkor Wat, which is the biggest structure left almost fully intact, with its huge surrounding moat and corridors. And in Tha Phrom temple we will be able to value the great power of the jungle.

Day 11: (Thursday): Siem Reap- Departure 26 Jan
Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion by boat on Tonlé Sap Lake to watch floating village and the surrounding rice fields on the way. Return to the city and visit Artisans d’Angkor artists school for traditional crafts. Early dinner. Late check-out from hotel by 18:00 and transfer to the airport for departing flights. 19.30 / 21.10 for BKK; 00.20 – TLV 22.00 for Seoul – NYC

**Please be advised that Vietnamese New Year – TET, falls on 22- 25 Jan
2012. That means flights and hotels are full. Markets and most commerce
are closed.

Dates and Prices

Price: $5,250 USD per person sharing:

Single room supplement: $990 USD