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The Insight Indochina Holiday is the most perfect way to experience Best of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. You can know more lifestyles, customs and culture here. The main part of this short journey is Elephant Jungle Sanctuary to discover more Chiang Mai. On this comprehensive and affordable tour, you will also be enchanted by Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes of Hanoi and Halong Bay, stunned by the beauty and serenity of Danang and Hoi An, and surprised by the bustling hub of Ho Chi Minh city. After that, you will be immersed with the magnificent wonders of Angkor Wat which is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius and an awe-inspiring temple.

 

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Day 01: Bangkok Arrival

Upon arrival, meet & greet at the airport then transfer to the hotel. After check in, free & relax on own.. Overnight in Bangkok

Meal: No

Tour guide: English speaking guide

 

 

 

 

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Day 02: 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.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

 

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Day 03: Bangkok – Chiang Mai

Breakfast and check-out. Transfer to BKK airport for flight to Chiangmai. (Private van with driver). Arrive Chiangmai by flight. Meet & Greet by local English speaking guide.

Then transfer to visit Chiangmai city tour, include Wat Pra Singh,

It is one of over 200 ancient Buddhist temples located around the city, one of the most well regarded examples  of Lanna architecture. And Wat Chedi luang, the temple is the site of an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high,  and which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. Then return to hotel. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English Speaking guide

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Day 04: Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Package offers visitors the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviors. Experience life with the elephants in their natural home – A freely roamed environment which is both safe and sustainable. Located beside a Karen village in a densely forested mountainous region, the Sanctuary is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery.

You will be picked up from your place of accommodation in the morning, and travel around 1.5 hours from Chiang Mai to the Sanctuary. Breathe clear mountain air as you drive through the beautiful agricultural countryside of Northern Thailand, and get a glimpse of local life outside of the city. When you arrive at the Elephant Jungle

Sanctuary, an English-speaking guide will walk with you to the Sanctuary, and teach you a little about elephants and the local way of life. Get changed into traditional Karen clothing, listen as your guide tells you more about the Sanctuary, grab some bananas and sugar cane for feeding, and you will be ready to meet the elephants!

What to bring?

Hat, Sunscreen, Sandals/Flip Flops, change of clothing as you may get muddy or wet, Towel, Shoes for walking, Camera, Bug Repellent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English Speaking guide

 

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Day 05: Chiang Mai – Hanoi

Transfer from hotel to Chiangmai airport for fligth to Hanoi.

You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival in Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will take a private walking city tour to visit local markets and Hanoi’s Old Quarter, known for its 36 streets and former craft guilds. enjoy a water puppet performance before welcome dinner.  Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English Speaking guide

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Day 06: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. You will then leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, arriving at the jetty around 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, you will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. You will stay overnight onboard.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour guide: English Speaking guide

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Day 07: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, you will have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.), swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. At 9:30 a.m., your boat cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You will continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cabin check-out is at 11:45 am. The boat arrives at the harbor around noon and you will drive directly to Hanoi for overnight.

Meal: Brunch

Tour guide: English Speaking guide

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Day 08: Hanoi City Tour – Flight to Danang – Hoi An

This full day tour will take you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex,Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda nearby and the Old Quarter, known for its maze of 36 streets and former craft guilds.

Also on the tour, you’ll visit the Temple of Literature, find the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, and Ethnology Museum. Then you will transfer to Airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel in Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English Speaking guide

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Day 09: 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. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. 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. At 08:30 You will 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.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

 

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Day 10: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh – Half Day City Tour – Saigon After Dark

Enjoy breakfast at hotel then you will be free day until transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.  Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel. Then you will embark on a city tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and bustling Ben Thanh Market.

A foodie night out on the town at 6pm

This Saigon night tour is part night excursion, part street food adventure. Experience Saigon nightlife the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.

To start off this Saigon night tour, enjoy drinks at our Vespa-themed café, Café Zoom, to watch “as the world goes by” (as said in the Lonely Planet guide book). Throughout the night, try a variety of food and drinks at 2 local restaurants and samplings of Saigon’s best authentic local food. Zoom past the famous must-see sights of Ho Chi Minh City while in the bustling traffic. We’ll also go to a Vietnamese-style coffee shop with special live music, and then wrap up the evening at an exciting music bar where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind and flaunt their unique styles.

Guests ride pillion behind our drivers to enjoy and experience the Vietnamese nightlife with friends. This tour includes free flow.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

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

This morning you will drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250 kilometers, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like.

Then you will be transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met and transferred to your comfortable hotel for check-in . You will stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 13: Siem Reap

Early morning to visit Sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple then continue to visit the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day 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. We will have a chance with Elephant ride around 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. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English speaking guide

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Day 14: Siem Reap – Bangkok – Departure

Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day 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.

Then you will be transfer to airport for flight back to Bangkok then connecting your departure 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
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
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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Tour Included

  • Private tour with English/French speaking guide
  • Date of Departure is at your discretion
  • Starting from Bangkok & end in Siem Reap or vice versa
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary
  • Experienced English or French speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Tissues and water on coach.
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour Excluded

  • International flights & departure taxes (if any)
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Cambodia & Laos visa fee (visa on arrival easy and recommended)
  • Others not mentioned above

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