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Thinking of an authentic visit to Vietnam, Thailand and a visit to Angkor Wat – a Seven Wonder? This tour will be a good pick. In three weeks, you can capture Angkor Wat’s beauty, the spirits of Thailand. It will be an enjoyable and memorable trip for every traveler.

  • Immerse yourself with the charming Hanoi – the millennium capital where street food is amazing
  • See the magnificent Halong Bay with an overnight experience on a cruise
  • Admire Hue – the last feudal capital of Vietnam where hundreds of aged-old temples, mausoleums, and palaces remain
  • Get lost in Hoi An – a town reminiscent of a hustling Asian trading port in the past
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh city – the biggest cultural hub in Vietnam with many interesting war remnants.
  • Explore Mekong – a fertile and peaceful river that harbors a unique civilization on water
  • Behold one of the world’s Seven Wonders– Angkor Wat, and many sculptured stone temples.
  • Cruise and experience floating villages in Tonle Sap lake
  • Discover the bustling Bangkok city
  • Shop like a local the traditional Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • Enjoy the peaceful Chiang Mai old town & have fun playing with the elephants
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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

You’ll start your luxury trip in Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital  which celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in 2010. Historical emphasis on the arts and learning stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature. You will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel where you will have free time before a welcome dinner at local restaurant and an overnight stay.

Meal: Dinner

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 02: Hanoi City Tour

You’ll visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” may be viewed.  You’ll also see his nearby house, the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and other museums. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll enjoy a one-hour cyclo ride around the Hanoi Old Quarter and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 03: Ninh Binh Day Trip

8:00 Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point to start the journey to Ninh Binh province. Ninh Binh is located south of the Northern Delta, between the Red River and Ma River. The old city of Ninh Binh is one of many famous historic sites in Vietnam. The provincial town of Ninh Binh as diverse landscapes because of its proximity to the mountains of Non Nuoc and Canh Dieu. About 10:30 we will arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capitaland visit 2 Temples of 2 Kings (Dinh Bo Linh and Le Hoan). 12:00. We have an hour for lunch at local restaurant. There, you will have a chance to enjoy local specialties. After lunch, we take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. Enjoy peaceful moments with clear water, fresh air and spectacular views of mountainous areas. Trang An Landscape Complex is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. This area was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 16:00 Our driver will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 18:30.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 04: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, we are ready to be picked up for a 2.5-hour drive to Halong Bay at 8.30am. About 11.30-12.00, you are welcomed on board and have set lunch while cruising in the bay. Depends on which cruise you choose, the detailed itinerary will basically include a visit to the Amazing cave, kayaking,  swimming in crystal water. Dinner and overnight on the cruise.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board

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Day 05: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and breeze. Welcome to the new day. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30 am. Your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hue.

Meal: Brunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 06: Hue Ancient Capital

At 8:30 a.m., you will be greeted at the hotel by a driver and guide. You will board the Dragon Boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs will be on the itinerary for today.

The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. You will enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. From here you rejoin your car and go visit King Minh Mang’s Tomb and King Tu Duc’s Tomb. You will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit Hue Citadel and Dong Ba Market.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

 

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Day 07: Hue – Danang – Hoi An

You will leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage in the Centre the Hai Van Pass, stopping in Danang city for a visit to Cham Museum and handicraft villages on the foot of Marble Mountain. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some free time to explore.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 08: Hoi An Ancient Town

From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. You enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 09: Half Day Cooking Class

We’ll shop at Hoi An’s riverside market, always a hive of activity, for our dinner ingredients, before spending the morning in a cooking demonstration with cooking experts in the Red Bridge Cooking School, where we’ll dine. Hoi An is well suited for an after-lunch stroll. Free in the afternoon.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 10: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh

You will be free until being taken to Danang airport for a flight to HCMC. Your local guide will welcome you and bring you to your hotel.  In the afternoon there will be a cyclo tour so that you may get your first impression of Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon.  This is Vietnam’s largest city and the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurship.  You will have a chance to visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House, the Hotel de Ville, the War Remnants Museum and end the day at Ben Thanh market. You’ll be treated to dinner at local restaurant and taste the cuisine of Southern Vietnam.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 11: Mekong Delta for a day to Ben Tre

Ben Tre is the best option for a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Saigon, since it is only around 2 hours away, and 15 minutes from My Tho. However, this wonderful destination retains an authenticity which has been somewhat lessened in nearby My Tho.

This picturesque and friendly Mekong Delta town has historically seen very few travelers, but the recent opening of a bridge connecting Ben Tre and My Tho has made it far easier for day trippers to visit from Saigon.

Our one day cruise excursion starts at 8:00 am from the lobby of your hotel in Saigon with a drive to Ben Tre. While there, you can take a walk along the waterfront, lined with French era shops and houses, and you’ll see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch around the country. Then, jump on a boat for a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board. The excursion will end at around 4:00pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 12: Cu Chi Tunnel – Flight to Siem Reap

After pick-up at your hotel, you enjoy a half day excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, became legendary during the 1960s.

Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the U.S.-Vietnam War in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from former Saigon .

At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens.

Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life during the war must have been like.

The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to try an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.  Back to Ho Chi Minh then you will be transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy Dinner with Apsara dance. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 13: Siem Reap

Breakfast at hotel: Early morning, you will enjoy Sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple and then  exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

In the afternoon: We visit Mechhrey village, where a boat will transport you across the Great Lake of Tonle Sap to visit a fascinating floating village where you will see the daily life of the lake-dwelling Cambodian people. A visit to the lake’s flooded forest rounds off the day, or if you prefer. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 14: Siem Reap Tour

Breakfast at hotel, Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon we visit the Main Shrine, where the local people usually worship, with its statue of Yeay Teap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm. Buying jasmine and lotus flowers to worship is very important for the Cambodians. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale! Then continue to Wat Bo, a large, highly respected pagoda, founded in the 18th Century. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th Century. Look for the daily-life market scenes such as an opium smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance. Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 15: Siem Reap – Bangkok – Chiang Mai

Enjoy breakfast then you will be transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok and connecting flight to Chiangmai.  Transfer from Chiang Mai airport to hotel. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 16: Full Day Elephant Safari ( included riding, Ox-cart, Rafting + Lunch at Maetamann)

Visit the wooded area north of the city to Elephant Camp in Maetamann area for an unforgettable adventure. Watch the elephants display their skills and talent shows. Follow by an exciting elephant riding, visit Lisu Hill Tribe Village then enjoy ox-cart riding after that take bamboo rafting along Maeteng River. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. On the return trip to the hotel a stop is made at a beautiful orchid & butterfly farm, which display a full variety of some Thailand’s most exquisite blooms.Visit the workshops of the local craftsmen in Sunkampaeng area, to see how paper parasols and lacquerware are made, also see Thai Silk and cotton being woven on handlooms. Other factories seen on this tour are bronzeware, silverware and jade cutting.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 17: Doi Intanon, Wachiratarn Waterfall with Lunch

Visit Doi Intanon, the highest peak in Thailand at 8,514 feet above sea level and one

of the famous national parks. Do a short trek at the Michael’s trail and explore beautiful rain forest which is the origin of Ping river. Then drive down to visit the Royal Twin Pagodas and impressive Wachiratarn waterfall.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 18: Chiang Mai – Bangkok

Breakfast at hotel we will transfer to airport for your departure flight to Bangkok. Transfer from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Bangkok Hotel. Free time. Overnight in Bangkok.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

 

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Day 19: Bangkok City Tour

A ride through the interesting parts of Bangkok with stop at the Golden Buddha and Reclining Buddha. Visit the Grand Palace, Coronation Hall, Funeral Hall and famous Emerald Buddha.

After lunch continue by long-tail boat along the canal to see a Thai houses and typical rural life

and also visit Temple of Dawn.  Then visit Jim Thompson’s mansion, home to the charismatic American Silk Millionaire who built a teak house and spend years filling it with pricesless antiques before disappearing in mysterious circumstances in 1967. Visit the museum and then spend some time in the famous Jim Thomson’s shop as well as visiting one of the exhibitions often held at the adjacent exhibition centre, Thai and Asian objets d’art.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

 

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Day 20: Damnern Saduak Floating Market Tour

Pick up at your hotel and depart from Bangkok to Ratchaburi province for Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Arrive at a jetty pier and board a long-tailed boat ride for about 30 minutes, passing through remote plantations and Thai villages along the river and winding canal. At the floating market of Damnoen Saduak, it is amazing to see a lively market scene of local vendors selling local foods, tropical fruits, and numerous handicraft products on their boats.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 21: Bangkok Departure

There is no activity planned for today, just free until transfer to airport for your onward flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

 

ACCOMMODATION

Cities Hotel Category 
Superior – 3star hotel First Class – 4star hotel Deluxe – 5star hotel
Bangkok I Residence Silom
Deluxe
Aetas Lumpini
Deluxe
Akara Hotel
Prarop Deluxe
Chiang Mai The Small
Plus Petit
Rimping Village
Superior
Puripunn Baby Grand
Superior
Hanoi Essence Palace
Deluxe Window
The Lapis
Deluxe room
Oriental Jade
Oriental Emerald
Halong Bay Garden Bay Premium
Deluxe
Peony Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite
Hue Alba Spa
Deluxe room
Eldora
Deluxe room
Indochine Palace
Palace Deluxe room
Hoi An Atlas
Superior city
Vinh Hung riverside resort & spa
Superior garden view
Almanity
My Spirit (superior)
Ho Chi Minh Lavender Boutique

Deluxe room

Liberty Central Hotel

Deluxe room

The Myst Dong Khoi

Verdant Calm

Siem Reap Central Boutique
Boutique room
Saem Siem Reap
Deluxe room
Somadevi Angkor Boutique
Executive Deluxe room

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TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English speaking guide
  • Domestic Flights Hanoi – Hue, Danang – HCMC
  • International flight HCMC – Siemreap, Siem Reap – Bangkok – Chiang Mai; Chiang Mai – Bangkok
  • Boat trips as itinerary
  • Meals as indicated
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Cooking class in Hoi An
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa (Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fees
  • Others not mentioned above
  • Compulsory dinner at hotel and peak season surcharges

Note:

* Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm

* Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single supplement is surcharged when one person occupy one room.

 

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