14th BIDA International Congress Oct 2020

  • Conference £ 1799

    Per Person

  • Conference + Vietnam £ 2359

    Per Person

  • Conference + Vietnam + Cambodia £ 2999

    Per Person

Price

Package Cost for BIDA Full Congress ,Vietnam & Cambodia Holiday:

13 Days  / 12 Nights

✓ Adult Price ( based on Double / Twin Sharing )     : £ 2999 per person

✓ Child  Price ( Sharing same room with parents )    : £ 2259 per person

✓ Adult  Price ( based on Single Occupancy )              :  £ 3759 per person

Package Cost for BIDA Full Congress & Vietnam Holiday:

9 Days / 8 Nights

✓ Adult Price ( based on Double / Twin Sharing )     : £ 2359 per person

✓ Child  Price ( Sharing same room with parents )    : £ 1799 per person

✓ Adult  Price ( based on Single Occupancy )              :  £ 2959 per person

*These are indicative prices, subject to availability &  actual requirements. 

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Introduction

  • Day 01 : 22 Oct 2020 ( Thursday ) HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL ( D )

    On arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be greeted by Bolton Travel representative. You will then transferred to Hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at the hotel you will be offered a Welcome drink.
    In the evening enjoy the Welcome Dinner – International Buffer Dinner.
    Meals : Dinner

    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Saigon -Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Day 02 : 23 Oct 2020 ( Friday ) HO CHI MINH CITY - FULL DAY CONFERENCE / MEKONG DELTA TOUR ( B/L/D)

    After breakfast BIDA members will attend the full day Conference from 9am till 5pm.
    Spouse and non- attendees of the conference will leave for Mekong Delta Tour at 08:30am.
    The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the Rice Bowl of Vietnam as it produces three crops of Rice per year.
    The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers.
    Upon arrival in My Tho you will board a private boat for a leisurely cruise along the river, passing stilt houses, fruit plantations and continue to Tan Thach in Ben Tre.
    You will then board a hand-rowed sampan to float along natural canals shaded by coconut trees.
    You will have the opportunity to taste seasonal fruits and honey tea whilst enjoying the Southern Vietnamese folk music.
    After that you will visit and try the delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village.
    Lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant. After lunch you will visit Vinh Trang pagoda. And delegates attending Conference will have lunch at the Conference venue.
    You will return to hotel for refreshment and In the evening enjoy the International Buffet  Dinner at Le Meridien Saigon.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Saigon -Ho Chi Minh city

  • Day 03 : 24 Oct 2020 (Saturday ) HO CHI MINH CITY - HALF DAY CONFERENCE & GALA DINNER (B/L/D)

    After breakfast BIDA members will attend the Half day Conference from 08:00 hours till 13:00 hours, whist the non-attendees will have a leisure time in the morning.
    Lunch will be served in between 13:00 -14:00 hours at the Ball Room for all our guests (attendees & non- attendees).
    In the evening enjoy the Gala Dinner with Silver Service and 2 hours of free flow of Soft drinks, Juices & Beer with DJ Music.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Saigon -Ho Chi Minh city

  • Day 04 : 25 Oct 2020 (Sunday ) HO CHI MINH CITY – CITY TOUR ,CU CHI TUNNELS & BONSAI DINNER CRUISE (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel, our guide will pick you up and transfer to Cu Chi Tunnel – 75 km from city centre it takes around 1hour 15mins.
    The network included 250 km underground tunnels, innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories,
    health bunker, command centres and kitchens.
    It was also an underground village with over 16000 people lives there during the war. Later on we drive to Saigon.
    After lunch at local restaurant. take a half day tour to discover the city, known as the ”Paris of the East”:
    visit the War Remnant Museum, The Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the handicraft and lacquer ware workshop.
    Then ending up at Ben Thanh market wet & dry market for your free & easy shopping moment.
    You will return to hotel for refreshment and In the evening at 1845 hours our guide will pick you up for a fantastic Dinner on a cruise in the Saigon River.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Saigon -Ho Chi Minh city

  • Day 05 : 26 Oct 2020 (Monday ) HO CHI MINH CITY TO  HANOI (B/L/D)

    After breakfast you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight to Hanoi. Flight timings to follow.
    Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi to check in.
    Rest of the day at leisure.
    In the evening enjoy the International Buffet  Dinner at Pullman Hanoi
    Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Pullman Hanoi -Hanoi

  • Day 06 : 27 Oct 2020 (Tuesday ) – CITY TOUR & WATER PUPPET SHOW (B/L/D)

    After breakfast, you will be met by our representative in the hotel lobby at 10:30 am, we start with visiting Ho Chi Minh complex (mausoleum, museum, President Palace, one pillar pagoda).
    Next is to visit Tran Quoc – most ancient pagoda located on West Lake in Hanoi.
    Lunch today is at the nice local restaurant in Hanoi.
    Followed by a drive out to the outskirt of Hanoi to visit Museum of Ethnology,
    widely acknowledged as the best museum in the country and it has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority people.
    Then visiting Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake before taking an hour Rickshaw tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
    We will end this nice day tour with the show of traditional water puppet show where you have an overview of daily life in Vietnam’s rural areas in dramatic form.
    In the evening enjoy the International Buffet  Dinner at Pullman Hanoi.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Pullman Hanoi -Hanoi

  • Day 07 : 28 Oct 2020 (Wednesday ) HANOI  TO HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

    After breakfast in the hotel, you will depart at 08:30 hours for Halong Bay (approx. 4hours drive).
    Halong Bay is a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. You will pass Delta River, green paddy fields and rural villages.
    Upon arrival in Halong. We will board the cruise liner to discover the magnificent beauty of the “Descending-dragon” bay,
    which is created by thousands of odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes.
    After lunch on board, a brief introduction of the main activities during the day will be explained to you by our friendly tour guide,
    whilst we are sailing towards Sung Sot Cave – one of the most well-known caves in the bay.
    You will have 90 minutes to explore this cave. It is recommended to watch the spectacular sunset stretching away to the distant horizon (if weather permits).
    In the evening enjoy the sumptuous dinner with various fresh local specialties and following dinner enjoy at the Top Deck Bar or relax. Squid fishing is also an interesting activity offered on board.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Halong Bay Cruise

  • Day 08 : 29 Oct 2020 (Thursday ) HALONG BAY TO HANOI  (B/L/D)

    On this morning you could wake up early to enjoy sunrise and start the morning with a traditional Tai chi class on the sun deck instructed by an experienced staff.
    Buffet breakfast will be served at the restaurant with tea, coffee, cakes and some Vietnamese light dishes.
    Later, you will have the chance to visit Luon Cave for Kayaking or visit to the Titop Island for Swimming and Hiking.
    Brunch will be served whilst the cruise is on the way back to the mainland.
    After arriving at the port, you will be transferred to Hanoi Hotel.
    In the evening enjoy the Farewell Dinner with Silver Service at  Pullman Hanoi..
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Pullman Hanoi -Hanoi

  • Day 09 : 30 Oct 2020 (Friday )  HANOI TO SIEM REAP (B/L/D)

    After breakfast you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap . Flight timings to follow.Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer to the hotel in Siem Reap to check in.
    In the evening enjoy the International Buffet  Dinner at Le Meridien Angkor.
    Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Angkor – Siem Reap

  • Day 10: 31 Oct 2020 (Saturday ) SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT COMPLEX & TEMPLES  TOUR  (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel, the tour will begin to see the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century):
    The South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple,
    unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas,
    the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
    Continue to visit Ta Prohm Temple, one of the area’s most beautiful temples.
    The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location in the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider.
    Lunch in Khmer restaurant and you will take a short walk to see Sra Srang Pond which was built in the late 12 centuries for royal bathing.
    Afternoon, visit to Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is listed as a World Heritage Site since 1992 because of its workmanships and architecture in ancient time.
    Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology until evening.
    View Sunset of Angkor at Pre Rup temple. After the Tour   back to the hotel for overnight stay in Siem Reap.
    In the evening enjoy the International Buffet  Dinner at Le Meridien Angkor.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Angkor – Siem Reap

  • Day 11: 01 Nov 2020 (Sunday ) SIEM REAP – KULEN MOUNTAINS / BENG MEALEA & BANTEAY SREI  (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel, we will start visiting Kulen Mountain, north of Angkor Wat. The Phnom Kulen
    mountain range provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding
    it. Although the highest peak of the mountain range lies at only 487m, Phnom Kulen has much to offer
    visitors. On top of the mountain you will visit a modern style pagoda that offers stunning views over the
    Angkor area. Visit the eight meter tall statue of a reclining Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga
    statue to purify your mind and body. Continue to visit the River of One Thousand Lingas and the
    magnificent waterfall close to it.
    Lunch at local restaurant.
    Afterward, continue your visit to the sprawling jungle temple of Beng Mealea., Hindu temple, but there
    are some carvings depicting Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely
    unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones
    lying in great heaps. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are
    crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way.
    On the way back, continue your visit to Banteay Srei. This red sand-stone temple is one of Angkor’s
    most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings which have been
    preserved remarkably well. They provide an excellent insight into the Angkor civilization and their
    beliefs. It was built in the 10th century and was dedicated to the Hindu god – Shiva.
    After the Tour   back to the hotel for overnight stay in Siem Reap.
    In the evening enjoy the International Buffet  Dinner at Le Meridien Angkor.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Angkor – Siem Reap

  • Day 12: 02 Nov 2020 ( Monday) SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP LAKE – SILK FARM - ARTISAN D ANGKOR (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel, we will visit Silk farm located in Puok district where you will understand more
    details on the mulberry trees, silkworm farming, cocoon unwinding, preparation of the silk threads, ikat
    technique (tie-dyeing of the threads) and silk weaving, and be impressed by the dexterity of the artisans
    with silk threads. Head back to the city by having a short stop at Artisan D’Angkor. Artisan D’Angkor is a
    non-profit social enterprise, established in 1992 in order to support Cambodian arts and crafts, and to
    help young people find work in their local villages by continuing the practice of traditional arts. Discover
    how wood and stone carvings, lacquering, gilding, and silk paintings are created.

    Lunch in local restaurant and proceed to your tour to Tonle Sap Lake – Kampong Pluck and visit the
    floating village and a boat trip into the lake to see the various facets of lives of the locals.

    Evening dinner with dance show.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Overnight stay in Le Meridien Angkor – Siem Reap

  • Day 13: 03 Nov 2020 ( Tuesday) SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B)

    After having breakfast, you will have to check out from the hotel.
    Rest of the morning is at leisure.
    Our representative will collect you from the hotel 4 hours prior to your flight time and drop you to the airport for your onward journey.

    Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

This Itinerary Includes:

✓ Fully ATOL protected Holiday
✓ Return International flights on a schedule airlines in Economy Class with Thai Airways / Singapore Airlines.
✓ Internal Flights in Economy Class. Flight 1 – Saigon to Hanoi and Flight 2 – Hanoi to Siem Reap
✓ Airport / Hotel Transfers.
✓ Cultural Welcome to Vietnam at Saigon Airport
✓ Welcome Dinner and enjoy the Cultural Event.
✓ 4 Nights’ Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City ( Vietnam )
✓ 3 Nights’ Accommodation in Hanoi ( Vietnam )
✓ 1 Night   Halong Bay Cruise ( Vietnam )
✓ 4 Nights in Siem Reap ( Cambodia )
✓ 2 days Conference package at the hotel.
✓ Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chu Tunnels
✓ Mekong Delta Cruise
✓ Hanoi City Tour
✓ Dinner on Bonsai Cruise
✓ Halong Bay sailing
✓ Water Puppet Show
✓ Angkor Wat Temples & Complex Tour
✓ Kulen Mountains & Beng Melea
✓ Silk Farm & Tonle Sap Lake Tour
✓ 1 Gala Dinner Silver Service with 2 hours of free flow of Soft drinks, Juices & Beer with DJ Music.
✓ 1 Farewell Dinner with Cultural Show.
✓ Meal Plan – 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 12 Dinners

This Itinerary Exclusions:

✓Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages camera/video fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.

✓Any additional excursions or sightseeing or transportation.

✓Any lunches and additional meals/snack other than specified.

✓Any services not specifically mentioned above.

✓Travel insurance, Vaccinations or Visas.

Hotels

 

Stay Dates /City

Hotel  Collections

24 OCT 2020
28 OCT 2020 (4 Nights)
Ho Chi Minh City

Le Meridien Saigon
Room Type: Classic / Premier Room City View ( Double / Twin )

28 OCT 2020
30 OCT 2020  ( 2 Nights)
Hanoi

Pan Pacific Hanoi
Room Type: Deluxe Room ( Double / Twin )

30 OCT 2020
31 OCT 2020 (1 Night)
Halong Bay

Halong Bay: President Cruises & Paradise Elegance
or similar

31 OCT 2020
01 NOV 2020  ( 1 Night)
Hanoi

Pan Pacific Hanoi
 Room Type: Deluxe Room ( Double / Twin )

01 NOV 2020
05 NOV 2020  (4 Nights)
Siem Reap

Le Meridien Angkor
Room Type: Deluxe ( Double / Twin )

Flights

Flight 1 : Ex London Heathrow ( Conference + Vietnam & Cambodia 13 Days / 12 Nights)

 

Airline / Class /Baggage

From – To

Dep Time

Arr Time

Airline: Thai Airways
TG 911 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

Airline: Thai Airways
TG 550 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

London Heathrow LHR
Bangkok BKK

Bangkok BKK
Ho Chi Minh City SGN

12:30
21 Oct 2020

07:35
22 Oct 2020

06:00
22 Oct 2020

09:05
22 Oct 2020

Airline: Thai Airways
TG 2591 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

Airline: Thai Airways
TG 910 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

Siem Reap REP
Bangkok BKK

Bangkok BKK
London Heathrow LHR

20:45
03 Nov 2020

00:15
04 Nov 2020

21:50
03 Nov 2020

06:20
04 Nov 2020

 

Flight 2 : Ex Manchester ( Conference + Vietnam & Cambodia 13 Days / 12 Nights)

 

Airline / Class /Baggage

From – To

Dep Time

Arr Time

Airline: Singapore Airlines
SQ 51 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

Airline: Singapore Airlines
SQ 178 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

Manchester MAN
Singapore SIN

Singapore SIN
Ho Chi Minh City SGN

11:40
21 Oct 2020

09:45
22 Oct 2020

07:40
22 Oct 2020

10:55
22 Oct 2020

Airline: Singapore Airlines
SQ 5001 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

Airline: Singapore Airlines
SQ 52 ( Economy Class , Baggage -20 Kgs)

Siem Reap REP
Singapore SIN

Singapore SIN
Manchester MAN

10:40
03 Nov 2020

02:10
04 Nov 2020

14:15
03 Nov 2020

08:35
04 Nov 2020

 

Flight 3 : Ex Manchester ( Conference + Vietnam 9 Days /8 Nights )

 

Airline / Class /Baggage

From – To

Dep Time

Arr Time

Airline: Qatar Airways
QR 28 ( Economy Class – Baggage -20 Kgs )

Airline: Qatar Airways
QR 970 ( Economy Class – Baggage -20 Kgs)

Manchester MAN
Doha DOH

Doha DOH
Ho Chi Minh City SGN

15:10
21 Oct  2020

02:20
22 Oct  2020

00:05
22 Oct  2020

13:45
22 Oct  2020

Airline: Qatar Airways
QR 977 ( Economy Class – Baggage -20 Kgs)

Airline: Qatar Airways
QR 21 ( Economy Class – Baggage -20 Kgs)

Hanoi HAN
Doha DOH

Doha DOH
Manchester MAN

18:20
30 Oct  2020

01:35
31 Oct  2020

22:35
30 Oct  2020

06:00
31 Oct  2020

 

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