Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand 3 Weeks

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

21 days

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Maximum Seats

5

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

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

The 3-week Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand tour offers a blend of exoticism, spirituality, and tranquility. This journey is tailored to those with a keen interest in delving into the diverse historical and cultural richness of the Indochina regions, exploring the profound influence of spirituality and religion in Southeast Asia, or seeking inner peace. From the grandeur of history to contemporary elegance, vibrant cultural experiences to breathtaking skylines, immerse yourself in the highlights of Southeast Asia and step into a realm of unique experiences.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 - Hanoi Arrival

Morning Touch down at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Locate Pole No.10, situated right outside the terminal gate, where our meeting point awaits. Your designated tour guide and driver will be present outside the terminal gate, ready to chauffeur you to your hotel. NOTE: Standard check-in time is at 14:00; early check-in can be arranged with an additional fee. Afternoon Given that today is a leisure day, you have the option to unwind in your room after a lengthy flight or partake in some enticing optional activities: Cooking Class/Street Food Tour: Dive into the realm of Vietnamese cuisine by either acquiring skills in preparing traditional dishes or savoring the local flavors through an exploration of delightful street foods. Water Puppet Show: Immerse yourself in a traditional Vietnamese water performance that narrates fairy tales, legends, or historical stories. NOTE: Should you express interest in any of the above services, please feel free to reach out to our travel consultant for booking. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Accommodations in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Half-day

Morning Commence the day by heading to the first destination: the Temple of Literature, recognized as Vietnam's inaugural university, where education was imparted to princes and affluent young men. Proceed to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, a symbol of Hanoi, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of the revered Vietnamese leader. NOTE: Kindly be aware that the mausoleum is viewable from the exterior and is closed every Monday and Friday, as well as throughout June to August. Explore West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda, the largest lake and the oldest pagoda in the capital. Conclude your excursion with a delectable Vietnamese traditional meal, after which our tour guide will escort you back to the hotel. Afternoon The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Accommodations in Hanoi Departure time in the morning or afternoon is subject to availability; alterations in routes and transportation (car or motorbike) can be accommodated based on your preferences.
Day 3

Day 3: Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Our chauffeur will collect you for a journey to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the cruise lounge in Halong, board the boat. Around 12:00: Complete the check-in process and settle into your cabin, where lunch will be served as the cruise begins its journey through Halong Bay. Afternoon Enjoy a brief intermission before participating in afternoon activities such as sightseeing, swimming, and kayaking at 14:00. NOTE: Activity availability is contingent upon the cruise's itinerary and facilities. For additional details, please feel free to reach out to us. Evening Delight in dinner served on board in accordance with the cruise's theme. Unwind with a drink on the sundeck or partake in nighttime squid fishing. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: On-board accommodation on an overnight cruise in Halong Bay Our guide will not accompany you during the cruise. The cruise staff, proficient in English, will be available to assist you throughout your Halong Bay experience.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

Morning 6:00 AM: Embrace the dawn in Halong Bay with a brief Tai Chi session and witness the captivating sunrise. Following breakfast, the cruise will guide you to further explore the bay. Indulge in brunch served on board as the boat returns to the port. Our chauffeur will be at your service, transferring you to Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi). Afternoon Upon arrival in Da Nang, a car will be arranged to transport you to your hotel in Hoi An. Once you've checked in, take the opportunity to relax after an extended journey. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Accommodations in Hoi An
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An Half-day Tour

Morning Following breakfast at the hotel, join us for a half-day walking tour in Hoi An starting at 8:00. Navigate through historic streets adorned with ancient houses and boutiques, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of the local residents. Explore renowned attractions such as the Japanese Covered Bridge and Fujian Assembly Hall. Conclude the tour with a cup of Hoi An's renowned herbal drink, available at a local vendor. Proceed to a handicraft store to witness the craftsmanship behind typical local products and purchase souvenirs for your loved ones. Evening Return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest. The evening is yours to explore the enchanting atmosphere of Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Hoi An (Morning or afternoon departure based on availability)
Day 6

Day 6: Free Day in Hoi An

You have the flexibility to discover Hoi An at your own pace on this day. Here are some concise and informative short tours to consider: Engage in a half-day tour to My Son Sanctuary: an iconic site showcasing well-preserved ruins from the Champa Empire in Vietnam. Immerse yourself in a Farming Tour in Cam Thanh village: experience a day in the life of a local farmer, learning the intricacies of crop cultivation and harvesting in the nearby Cam Thanh Village. Embark on the Hoi An Vespa Tour: a unique way to explore Hoi An by navigating the streets on a Vespa, visiting popular attractions, and indulging in local culinary delights. Attend the Hoi An Memories Show: a captivating performance that seamlessly integrates visual arts, lighting, music, and storytelling, creating an emotional journey for the audience. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Following your morning meal, our designated transport will collect you and convey you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our chauffeur will be ready to transport you to your hotel, providing you with the freedom to explore the city at your leisure or take a rest. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Half-day Tour

Morning Participate in a half-day exploration of Ho Chi Minh City, commencing at 8:00. The initial destination is the Reunification Palace, a historic site marking the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Subsequently, visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. Conclude the tour with a visit to a local market, offering not only souvenirs but also an opportunity to learn the art of bargaining. Evening Our guide will escort you back to your hotel, leaving the remainder of the day for your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City (Morning or afternoon departure based on availability)
Day 9

Day 9: Mekong Delta - Can Tho

Morning Commence your journey to the Mekong Delta via car at 8:30. Delve into the heart of this region, adorned with fruit orchards, rice paddies, and serene villages. Afternoon As the day progresses, you'll be transported to Can Tho for an overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Accommodations in Can Tho
Day 10

Day 10: Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc

Morning Rise early to reach the Cai Rang floating market promptly. Witness the enchanting panorama as numerous locals converge at this bustling hub, transforming the river into a lively trading spectacle. Embark on a motorboat or sampan to navigate or immerse yourself within the vibrant atmosphere of the floating market. Engage with amiable locals and savor the flavors of fresh tropical fruits. Afternoon Journey to Chau Doc and make preparations for your upcoming trip to Cambodia. Pack your belongings and take some time to rest before bidding farewell to Vietnam. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Accommodations in Chau Doc
Day 11

Day 11: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by Speed Boat

Morning Delight in a morning meal at your hotel. Proceed to the boat station for boarding the speed boat destined for Phnom Penh. Upon your arrival at the port in Cambodia's capital, a local driver will be ready to transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Following this, you may choose to rest or explore the charms of Phnom Penh at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Phnom Penh
Day 12

Day 12: Half-day Phnom Penh City Tour - Road Transfer to Siem Reap

Morning Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast. Embark on a city tour in Phnom Penh at 8:00 to explore the essential attractions. Your journey starts from the Independence Monument, followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, the residence of the Cambodian royal family. Adjacent to the palace is the Silver Pagoda, a renowned Buddhist temple adorned with a floor covered in silver tiles. Proceed to the nearby National Museum, showcasing over 14,000 artifacts representing Cambodia's rich history and culture. Conclude the city tour with a visit to Wat Phnom, the lone hill in the city, where you'll hear the legend behind the name "Phnom Penh" and the city's founding story. Afternoon Transfer to Siem Reap from Mekong Bus station. NOTE: During the transfer, our guide won't be accompanying you, but you'll meet your guide upon reaching Siem Reap. The estimated travel time from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus is approximately 6 hours. Upon arrival at Borei Seang Nam station in Siem Reap, a tour guide will greet you, facilitate your hotel check-in, and assist with the process. Following the long journey, take some time to rest and prepare for the upcoming day's itinerary. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Siem Reap
Day 13

Day 13: Angkor Wat Complex Full-day Tour

Morning Commence your day at 8:00 with a visit to Ta Prohm Temple, an iconic site within the Angkor Complex famously featured in Tomb Raider. Proceed to the ancient capital of the Angkor Empire, Angkor Thom, where you can explore the Bayon Temple adorned with the renowned Angkor Smile, the Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, and the Royal Enclosure. Afternoon Explore Angkor Wat, the most renowned site in the Complex and Cambodia's national symbol. Evening Indulge in a delightful buffet dinner while being captivated by a performance of traditional Khmer dance. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Accommodations in Siem Reap
Day 14

Day 14: Free Day in Siem Reap

Morning This day is entirely at your disposal, allowing you the freedom to discover and immerse yourself in Siem Reap at your own pace. Here are some recommendations for your leisure time: Indulge in a rejuvenating Khmer massage. Participate in an engaging cooking class. Explore the local market to savor delectable street foods. Consider purchasing a one-day pass to delve deeper into the Angkor Complex. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Siem Reap
Day 15

Day 15: Siem Reap - Flight to Chiang Mai

Morning Make the most of your final moments in Siem Reap before boarding the flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, our designated vehicle will transport you to your hotel for check-in and a chance to unwind. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Chiang Mai.
Day 16

Day 16: Discover Tribal Villages & Artisans Experience

Morning At the break of dawn, venture straight to the villages of Akha Ban Huay Pong and Lisu Ban Don Loong. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of local ethnic lifestyles and cultures. Witness the daily routines and agricultural practices of the locals. Subsequently, the guide will lead you to Ban Pha Nok Kok village, home to a Hmong community, where you'll indulge in a delightful lunch at a local eatery. Afternoon Explore the old city area, adorned with numerous sacred Buddhist temples featuring distinctive architecture adorned with golden and silver embellishments. Seize the opportunity to closely observe local artisans crafting exquisite and intricate trinkets. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Accommodations in Chiang Mai
Day 17

Day 17: Chiang Mai Flight to Bangkok

Morning Make the most of your leisure time in Chiang Mai before catching your flight to Bangkok. Upon your arrival at the airport, our designated driver will be ready to escort you to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Accommodations in Bangkok
Day 18

Day 18: Highlights of Bangkok Full Day

Morning Commence your morning excursion at 8:00. Begin your journey at the Royal Grand Palace. Explore significant sites in Bangkok associated with or connected to the Thai royal family, including Wat Phra Kaew featuring the illustrious Emerald Buddha, the Eight Colored Towers, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings, and the Golden Chedi. Proceed to Wat Pho, Thailand's esteemed royal temple and the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Allocate 30 minutes for a rejuvenating traditional massage, offering a splendid respite during your morning expedition. Afternoon Embark on a boat trip along the Chao Phraya River, traversing the serene Klongs (canals) in the area. Make a stop at the renowned Wat Arun, also recognized as the "Temple of Dawn." Explore the nearby flower and vegetable market along the Chao Phraya River. Conclude your Bangkok city tour with a visit to the Golden Mountain. NOTES: Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple but not inside the buildings. Dress modestly, avoiding sleeveless attire, shorts, or sandals when visiting the Grand Palace and temples. The inner courts of the Grand Palace are closed on Sundays. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Accommodations in Bangkok
Day 19

Day 19: Authaya Discovery

Morning Indulge in a delightful breakfast before the scheduled car arrives for your pick-up. Between 8:00 and 8:30: Embark on a journey to Ayutthaya, situated 80 km away from Bangkok. En route to Ayutthaya, make a stop at the Royal Summer Palace in Bang Pa In, a property occasionally used by the royal family for receptions and banquets. Upon arrival in Ayutthaya, savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon Commence your exploration of Ayutthaya with a visit to Wat Mahathat. Proceed to Wat Mongkol Borpit, home to an impressive giant bronze sitting Buddha statue. Next on the itinerary is Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a historic relic of Ayutthaya Palace. Conclude your tour at Wat Lokayasutharam, home to the largest reclining Buddha statue in Ayutthaya. Around 15:30: Return to Bangkok in the mid-afternoon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Accommodations in Bangkok
Day 20

Day 20: Free Day in Bangkok

Now is your opportunity to explore Bangkok independently. Whether you prefer shopping in Siam or exploring renowned markets in the city, booking a day tour to visit new attractions, or joining one of our exciting short tours, the choice is yours: Jim Thompson House & Museum Half Day: Immerse yourself in a vast collection of Thai art within the enigmatic, personally designed residence of Jim Thompson. Bangkok Street Food Tour By Tuk Tuk: If you're a fan of Thai cuisine, this tour is a culinary delight, allowing you to savor every flavor in a single bite. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok
Day 21

Day 21: Depart

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, savoring your remaining moments of free time in Thailand. The driver will be ready to escort you to the airport according to your flight schedule. Your departure from Bangkok will align with your flight time. As our long-day journey together concludes, we, as your travel partners, extend our gratitude for allowing us to be part of your Indochina adventure. We trust that you have enjoyed your experience with us, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you on future journeys! Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2955 USD 2555 USD 3star
Deluxe 3155 USD 2755 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation
* Breakfast daily & Meals as specified in the program .
* All transfers and transport in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

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