duration: 19 Days

Best of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia 19 days Private Tour

Best of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia 19 days Private Tour

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Summary

Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat

Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia are vibrant nations, each possessing its distinctive cultural identity and rich heritage stemming from millennia of dynasties and ancient civilizations. Our tour offers an overview of local cultures and daily life, enhancing your understanding and highlighting the differences among these countries. It promises to be a vacation of a lifetime!

Day 1

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival

Upon your arrival at Bangkok Airport, our guide will greet you and facilitate your transfer to the hotel in Bangkok. After completing the check-in procedure, you'll have free time to relax and explore at your leisure. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel To meet your representative, please proceed to the designated meeting point on the 2nd floor, inside the arrivals hall, at Exit B Gate No.6. Look for our representative in a blue polo shirt holding a sign with your name. If there are multiple pickups, the signs may be displayed on the aluminum railing at our meeting point.
Day 2

Day 2: Full-day City Temples – Grand Palace & Thonburi Canal Tour

Morning: Commence your exploration of Bangkok's finest temples, starting with Wat Traimit, home to the world's largest solid golden Buddha. Visit Wat Pho, home to the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. Proceed to Wat Phra Kaew, renowned as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore other splendid Thai-Buddhist architectural wonders within the Grand Palace Complex. Afternoon: Embark on a journey through the waterways, gliding along quaint canals aboard a traditional 'long tail' boat. No Thonburi Canal Tour is complete without a visit to the breathtaking Wat Arun, the iconic temple soaring 79 meters above the Chao Phraya River. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel Please be aware: Visitors are required to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and shirts that cover the upper arm (no vests) as a sign of respect for Thai sacred places.
Day 3

Day 3: Bangkok Free day

Enjoy a day at your leisure in Bangkok. Consider the optional tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Exploration by Boat & Van. Depart in the morning from Bangkok, traveling by road to the former capital, Ayutthaya. Pause at Bang-Pa-In, the splendid Summer Palace of King Rama V, showcasing a captivating blend of Thai, Chinese, and Gothic architecture. Continue north to explore various ancient temple ruins and royal monasteries, including Wat Mahatad, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, and Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. On the return journey to Bangkok, embark on the Grand Pearl Cruise, indulging in a lavish buffet lunch featuring a diverse array of oriental and western cuisines served on board. Cruise towards Nontaburi, Koh Kred, engaging in a conversation with the Monn community before reaching Bangkok. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel
Day 4

Day 4: Bangkok – Fly to Chiang Mai – Half-day City Tour

Morning: Experience a private transfer from the hotel to Bangkok Airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Following approximately one hour of air travel, arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport and proceed to the hotel with our knowledgeable tour guide. Commence the half-day city tour with the initial visit to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, recognized as one of Thailand's most revered temples. Upon descending the mountain, explore the first destination, Wat Chedi Luang, a Lanna-style chedi that was once among the tallest structures in ancient Chiang Mai. Admire a collection of classic Lanna art and delve into an ancient library at Wat Phra Singh, also known as the Temple of the Lion Buddha. Stroll through the gardens at Wat Suan Dok, the Flower Garden Temple, where you can marvel at a 500-year-old bronze Buddha statue, one of the largest in Thailand. Afternoon and Evening: Enjoy free time to engage in your preferred activities. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Chiang Mai Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Chiang Mai – Half-day Elephant Natural Park (joined tour)

Embark on a half-day morning excursion to Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of elephants, along with various other rescued animals. Devote your time to observing and learning about the stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. Contribute to regional projects that ensure the ongoing and future care of the elephant herd. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Chiang Mai Hotel *Park visits prioritize quality time spent observing and being with the herd. The experience does not adhere to a strict schedule. To maximize your visit, simply relax, observe, and absorb knowledge about the elephants. *Please note that riding or bathing the elephants is not permitted at ENP.
Day 6

Day 6: Chiang Mai – Fly to Hanoi

Morning: Transport from the hotel to Chiang Mai Airport and board a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide will meet you, and you will be transferred to the city center hotel by coach. Note: Hotel rooms may not be available until 2:00 pm, but an early check-in can be arranged for an additional fee. Afternoon and Evening: If these shows pique your interest, please contact our travel consultants for reservations. Option 1: Water Puppet Show, a unique performance where puppets enact tales, folklore, and daily life on a water stage, accompanied by traditional music. Option 2: Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show, an extraordinary performance showcasing the rituals of the Vietnamese indigenous religion through vibrant music, colors, and dance. The Four Palaces Shows are held every Thursday and Saturday. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi half day city tour – Night train to Lao Cai

Morning: Enjoy your breakfast, and the morning is yours to explore at your leisure before the city tour in the afternoon. Afternoon and Evening: Commence the half-day Hanoi City Tour, choosing either a car or motorbike based on your preference (Note that the routes and schedule are flexible). Depart from the hotel and visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university established within a temple in 1076 to educate the country's royalty. Proceed to the unique One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic temple in Vietnam. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, dedicated to the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, along with his modest stilt house. Pause at the picturesque West Lake and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, dating back to the sixth century and considered the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. Indulge in an authentic Vietnamese meal. 21:30: Transfer to Hanoi Train Station for an overnight journey to Lao Cai. Spend a restful night in shared sleeping compartments (2 lower and 2 upper berths per compartment). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai *During the train trip, our tour guide will not accompany you. *Train schedule is subject to change. *Private compartments are available upon request for an additional fee. *Train journeys offer a genuine local experience, with cabins shared with other local passengers (unless a private cabin is requested and all berths are paid for with a supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.
Day 8

Day 8: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Morning: Between 5:30 and 6:00, reach Lao Cai Train Station and transfer to Sapa using a shared tourist bus, embarking on a scenic 1-hour journey. Note: Early check-in upon arrival is available based on room availability (additional charges may apply). Take a moment to relax and prepare for our full-day tour. Set out on a journey to two villages, Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to the H'mong and Dzay People. The trek spans a distance of 3km, starting from Lao Chai to Ta Van. Enjoy lunch at a local family's home, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the architecture of northern-high houses, local lifestyles, and distinct customs. Afternoon and Evening: Conclude the trekking adventure, with our bus ready to pick you up and transfer you to the center of Sapa. If you are staying in the village, trek an additional 2km to reach your homestay. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Sapa Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Hanoi

Morning: Start your second day by having breakfast at the hotel, and then embark on the trek to the Southwest, reaching the renowned Cat Cat Village, one of the prominent ethnic villages in Sapa. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the riverside, followed by continuing the trek to Sin Chai Village, situated at the base of Fansipan Mountain. On the return journey to the main road, a jeep will be available to pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel. Afternoon: Proceed with the itinerary, concluding the day with a 4.5-hour bus ride back to Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise

Morning and Afternoon: Be chauffeured to Halong Bay, a globally renowned natural wonder of exceptional beauty. Board the Halong Bay Cruise, embarking on a voyage into a realm of emerald waters and thousands of limestone karsts. Following a delectable local seafood lunch served onboard, follow the cruise itinerary to participate in various activities such as cave exploration, kayaking, swimming, and enjoying the sunset. Evening: Indulge in a sumptuous dinner and unwind for an overnight stay onboard. Note: Our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruises; instead, you will be assisted by crew members proficient in English. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 11

Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue

Early risers have the opportunity to marvel at the captivating sunrise over the karst formations of Halong Bay. A delicious breakfast (or brunch on select boats) will be promptly served following this breathtaking spectacle. Upon disembarking, our dedicated driver will be ready to transport you back to Hanoi. From there, you will be driven to the airport for a 1.15-hour flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, our driver will extend a warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Hue. Following your check-in, you'll have the rest of the day to relax and unwind at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Hue Half-day City Tour

Morning and Afternoon: Commence your day with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist attraction situated on the serene banks of the Perfume River. After exploring the pagoda, continue your journey with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, the magnificent "royal residence" of the last dynasty in Vietnam. Conclude your tour with a visit to Dong Ba Market, the largest traditional trading hub not only in Hue City but also in the surrounding provinces. As you stroll through the market stalls, you'll have opportunities to engage with locals, gain insights into the daily business of the sellers, and purchase souvenirs. Our driver will then transport you back to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Road transfer

Transfer from your accommodation in Hoi An to Hue via the Hai Van Pass. Embark on a journey by shuttle bus or private car, allowing you to admire striking mountains and the tranquil sea along the land route. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Hoi An Half-day City Tour

Morning: Participate in a half-day city tour to explore Hoi An, a meticulously preserved ancient port town that embodies a fusion of diverse cultures from Vietnam, Japan, China, and Europe. Stroll through serene streets, pass by numerous ancient houses, observe the rhythm of daily local life, and witness the harmonious blend of historical elements with modernity. Engage in discovering various ancient landmarks from different cultures, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese origin. In addition to exploring on foot, indulge in a refreshing glass of traditional herbal drink from a street-side shop, and savor the authentic flavors of Hoi An cuisine and the offerings of local handicraft stores. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 15

Day 15: Hoi An – Da Nang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – Ho Chi Minh Half-day City Tour

Morning: Head to Danang International Airport for a 1.15-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, be greeted by our driver at the airport and transfer to a hotel in the city center. Afternoon and Evening: Embark on a tour to delve into the vibrant atmosphere of Vietnam at the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and marvel at the French colonial architecture of Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon, along with the Old Post Office. Our final destination will be a local market, where you can shop for souvenirs, hone your bargaining skills, and immerse yourself in local life and customs. Afternoon and Evening: Following the city tour, enjoy the remainder of the day at your own leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 16

Day 16: Mekong Delta Full-day Tour

Morning: Enjoy hotel pickup in Ho Chi Minh City for a journey to Ben Tre Province. Commence a full-day exploration of the Mekong Delta by cruising along the Ham Luong River. Pause at various local establishments to gain insights into the local economy, witnessing manual brickwork, visiting a coconut processing workshop, and observing a mat weaving house. Embrace a genuine local experience with a 'xe loi' (motorized rickshaw) ride through a Delta village. Indulge in a delicious riverside lunch featuring local specialties like elephant-ear fish and river shrimp. Afternoon: Navigate narrow canals aboard a sampan boat. 17:00: Conclude the Mekong Delta full-day tour and return to your hotel in Saigon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 17

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Siem Reap

Morning: Utilize your free time to engage in optional excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City before your afternoon departure. We highly recommend our Good Morning Saigon! Tour (additional charges apply) for a complete immersion in the city's local experience. Afternoon and Evening: Following hotel check-out, transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, our driver will welcome you and provide direct transport to the city center hotel. Spend the remainder of the day enjoying Siem Reap. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel Please be aware that hotel check-out time is at 12:00 pm. Late check-out can be arranged based on room availability, and a surcharge will be applicable.
Day 18

Day 18: Siem Reap – Ta Prohm – Angkor Wat – Phnom Bakheng

Morning: Embark on a journey to Ta Prohm, the enchanting "jungle temple" renowned as a Hollywood film location, embraced by the roots of massive fig trees and colossal creepers. Further explore the Grand Circuit, including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, and Preah Khan, concluding with lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Continue the excursion with the exploration of Angkor Wat, the expansive temple complex spanning 81 hectares, celebrated as a prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Don't forget to capture the breathtaking sunset from the summit of the temple mountain Phnom Bakheng. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel
Day 19

Day 19: Siem Reap Departure

Conclusion of your 19-day journey through the trio of Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Enjoy some free time before being transferred to Siem Reap Airport for your onward flight. The tour concludes upon reaching the airport. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2714 USD 2314 USD 3star
Deluxe 2914 USD 2514 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Domestic flight
* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

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