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Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos Signature

Bangkok – Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue - Hanoi – Halong – Luang Prabang
From: $1207
  • Biking to Angkor Wat Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Hue Imperial Citadel Gate
  • Over the top: Halong Bay
  • Join the giving alms to monks in Luang Prabang, Laos

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Overview
Tour Code: BTID14
This trip puts you in the centre of action to soak up the best of Southeast Asia on this 16-days adventure through Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos!

Start your trip in Bangkok, a jewel of the region, and and exciting city of Buddism and contrasts. Fly to Siem Reap, visit Tonle Sap... to watch a peaceful & simple lifestyle of Cambodians. Travel the coast of Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh's bustling to Hanoi's historic French Quarter. Complete your trip in Luang Prabang - the cultural heritage of Laos.
Itinerary Day by Day

Welcome to Bangkok, transfer to your hotel for check in and have a short time to rest.

Afternoon, transfer to visit the Royal Grand Palace - the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, dazzling Wat Phra Keo, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings, and the Eight Colored Towers. Wat Po is also considered to be the first center of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. They use Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues in the temple to educate people on subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, and meditation and it also is   regarded as the home of Thai traditional massage.

You can take Photography in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings. Please dress respectfully (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes). Shoes must be put outside before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect. The Palace may be closed without prior notice during Royal ceremonies and when officials or head of state visit.

Meals: No
Accommodation: Bangkok City Inn hotel (3*)

Today you catch a local flight to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, our tour guide will meet you and transfer to hotel for check in. Special welcome buffet dinner with Apsara dancing show is arranged.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Angkor holiday hotel  (3*)

Today you'll visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: The temple complex covers 81 hectares and as wide as the size of the Imperial Palce in Beijing. You'll explore its distinctive five towers considered to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and surrounding moat and the ocean beyond. Lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon you will visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century masterpices), you'll encounter the South Gate with its huge statues, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the LeperKingandBayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara). Afterwards, drive back to Prasat BeyTemple located in the north of Phnom Bakheng south gate of Angkor Thom in TONLE OUM behind Prasat Bey temple, you'll depart from ports visits south gate of Angkor Thom and the wall along the Tonle Oum while listening romantic traditional music and histories of the Khmer. End of day take a relaxing stopover at Prasat Chrung visiting Tadev Hole and temple with the best Sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Angkor holiday hotel  (3*)

Today you start tour at 8:00 AM to visit an ancient Hindu temple at the countryside called BANEAY SREY - the citadel of women. It is 35KM north of Siem Reap and built from 968-1001AD, dedicated to Shiva God.  It is considered to be the most beautiful and unique temples with pink sandstone and very deep carvings in  Cambodia. Stop at BanteaySrey and BanteaySamre on the way back Siem Reap.  Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, your guide & driver transfer you to Tonle Sap Lake - the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and is the heart of the Cambodian fishing industry and the lifeblood for millions of Khmers living on and around it. You will embark a comfortable boat to see the true way of life in one of the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. Here you can see how Khmers and Vietnamese live and work side by side years later.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Angkor holiday hotel  (3*)

This morning, transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, welcome by our guide and start a city tour right away. Begin with visiting the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans, the Reunification Palace which was formerly the South Vietnam President’s residence and symbol of the Southern Administration’s reign until end of April 1975. Stop at Ho Chi Minh Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles, Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office, former US Embassy, Cho Lon or the city’s China Town with its Quan Am Pagoda.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Elios hotel  (3*)

Morning, transfer to Tay Ninh province, 99 km Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Great Temple also known as The Holy See Temple of a rare religion named Cao Dai native to the province. Cao Dai was established in 1926 as a monotheistic religion with its name meaning “Way of the Highest Lord” and its symbol of the left eye standing for Highest Lord’s clairvoyant power and wisdom. However it incorporates some aspects of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism. The Great Temple, which was built in 1933, has a unique cross-architectural style akin to the religion’s blended nature.

Afternoon, on the return to the city, stop to discover the Cu Chi Tunnels which was once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. Back to Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Elios hotel  (3*)

Morning, after breakfast, travel by road to the Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho City, capital of Tien Giang Province, embark on a boat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on the Unicorn Island to enjoy wandering through verdant orchards, tasting fresh fruits and listening to some Southern style traditional music. Move on to the second delta province, Ben Tre, where you will watch local villagers make coconut candy in a rural workshop, walk around briefly and try riding a horse-pulled carriage. More cruising to some bee-keeping households to taste fresh homegrown honey and honey tea.  Go back Ho Chi Minh City and take a stroll through the French-built Ben Thanh Market which dates back to 1870 and whose main entrance clock tower has become a city’s symbol. Conclude the day with a cup of Vietnamese coffee or beer on the street while watching the commotions of city life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Elios hotel  (3*)

Morning, free at leisure until transfer to airport for domestic flight to Danang by....

Arrival Danang Airport, welcomed by our guide and transfer to Hoi An. Stop en route in Da Nang City to visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture, built in 1915 and housing the most extensive collection of Cham ethnic sculpture artworks worldwide. Lunch en route before arriving in Hoi An. Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is now a peaceful town of exceptionally well-preserved architecture, lifestyles and traditions. The town exemplifies a fascinating fusion of cultures between Vietnam and the outside world including China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Check in hotel and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An hotel  (3*)

Morning, take a town tour of Hoi An to see its beauty up close. Included for your sightseeing will be the town’s iconic 400-year-old Covered Bridge with a small temple attached to one side as a prominent example of Japanese architecture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which is an elegant Vietnamese style wooden house built in 1858 showcasing antique ceramic artifacts, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House typifying an ancient Chinese merchant residence, the Ong Temple built in 1653 by Chinese settlers to worship Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general whose character stands for loyalty, bravery and justice. Enjoy strolling the small streets of antique low tile-roofed houses, which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, transfer to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass). Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Stop in Danang to visit Museum of Cham Sculpture and stone carving villages at Marble Mountains. Then, continue your travel to Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Thanh Lich hotel  (3*)

Morning, take a sightseeing tour of Hue City beginning with Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s and featuring three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh Hue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Move on to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-to-last king, and the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style. Stop by Dong Ba market, the city’s traditional commercial center, for shopping.

Afternoon, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Hanoi by......

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Larosa Hanoi hotel  (3*)

Morning, sightseeing tour will first take you to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder, and his rural style residence with a house on stilts and the Presidential Palace. Also part of this complex is the unique One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. The tour will continue on with a visit to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology showcasing the prominent cultural heritages of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.

Afternoon, after lunch we transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Ha Long City at 16:30 PM and check in hotel for relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Glory Cruise in Halong Bay  (3*)

Morning, breakfast at hotel between 6-7 AM, transfer to the dock for boarding a cruise boat to explore the legendary Ha Long Bay. Ha Long means Descending Dragon in Vietnamese as legend has it that a holly dragon landed down here from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The boat will stop at Dau Go Island for you to visit Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace) and Dau Go Cave (Wooden Stakes). Dau Go Cave in 13th Century was a depot to store pointed wooden stakes, which later were used by Vietnamese great military commander Tran Hung Dao to trap and puncture Mongolian naval boats in famous battles of Bach Dang. Continue cruising while fresh seafood lunch is served on board. Return to the dock, disembark and travel back to Hanoi.

Late afternoon arrival Hanoi, take a Cyclo tour through Hanoi’s downtown to sightsee the Old Quarter of 36 ancient streets. End the tour by enjoying special Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry as well as Vietnamese folklore through a compelling puppet show at Thang Long Theatre.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Larosa Hanoi hotel (3*)

This morning fly to Luang Prabang by,….

Upon arrival, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Late afternoon, explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribes.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Chitdara hotel (3*)

Morning, meet our guide and take a half day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, continue to visit former royal temples, Wat Visun where one can see the Biggest statue and the Museum (former king’s palace). You’ll also stop at the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. End of day climb up to Phousi Hill to take a sunset over the city and Mekong River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Villa Chitdara hotel (3*)

Today you coss the Mekong River by a boat to reach the picturesque village of Ban Chan - a pottery village. You'll visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will find many things sold as local tea, dried buffalo skin, saltpeter along the chickens, vegetables and hild-tribe weavings. Continue to visit local villages of Laos ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay-a Hmong village, Ban Ou - a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene-a Khmu village Laos to watch they make their famous traditional crafts. End of day go to beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls where you can swim in a refreshing pools or just walk along the forest trails.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Villa Chitdara hotel (3*)

Free at leisure until check-out, transfer to the Airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Hotels accommodation based on twin, double sharing as mentioned in the program 
  • Package 2D/1N on boat cruise in Halong with hot water & shower based on twin 
  • Professional English speaking local guides 
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for all transportations. 
  • Sightseeing and entrance fee at all mentioned sites.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program.
  • Boat fees as mentioned in the program.
What's excluded
  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals. 
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • All other service not stated in the program
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Hotels Used in This Tour
bangkok city inn hotelBangkok: Bankok City Inn Hotel or similar

Address: 43/5 Rajdamri Road, Prathumwan, Siam, Bangkok, Thailand

Description: This revered hotel on Rajdamri Road is located in a prime spot for reaching all of the major points of interest in the city. The city's leading mall, Central World Plaza, is located directly opposite along with the Erawan Shrine and the Pratunam commercial and shopping zone. The nearby skytrain system opens up the rest of the city for your exploration. All rooms come with satellite TV, air conditioning, and a mini bar. If this sounds like the hotel for you, then simply enter your dates of stay and submit our secure online booking form to proceed with your reservation.



Angkor Holiday Hotel Siem ReapSiem Reap: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Address: Corner of Sivutha Blvd and National Road No.6, Siem Reap Angkor

Description: Nearly 10 years of experience, Angkor Holiday achieves high service quality on attending to every customer’s need. Owning a convenient position along the national road which is only 10 minute drive to the temple complex of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap International airport while the Royal Palace is two minutes away, every room is equipped with air-conditioner, satellite TV, IDD phone, and coffee-making facilities.  For business, two meeting rooms are available with other modern facilities.




Elios Hotel Saigon Ho Chi MinhHo Chi Minh city: Elios Hotel or similar

Address: 233 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1 Saigon, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Description: Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant.
In addition to a uniquely Saigon night life experience with bars, restaurants, music and a variety of shops, Elios Hotel are within walking distance from the famous Ben Thanh Market and other places of interest in the city.



Kiman Hoi An Hotel in tourHoi An: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar 

Address
461-463 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

DescriptionKiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa is discreetly located in the centre of the world Heritage town of hoi an ancient town. This central location offers visitors the opportunity to experience the grace and elegance of Hoi An while staying in luxury hoi an accommodation. Kiman Hotel in Hoi An is the ideal accommodation choice for a weekend break, mid-week indulgence, business trip to Hoi An or an overnight stopover.







Thanh Lich Hue HotelHue: Thanh Lich Hotel or similar

Address: 33 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hue City Central, Hue, Vietnam

Description: Well-positioned in Hue City Central, Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Hue. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Central Hospital, Notre Dame Cathedral, Perfume River.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like Wi-Fi in public areas, express check-in/check-out, dry cleaning, 24-hour room service, laundry service.

The ambiance of Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is reflected in every guestroom. blackout curtains, shower, toiletries, bathrobes, clothes dryer are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the fitness center, garden, massage, indoor pool. Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Hue.



Larosa hotel Hanoi tours Hanoi: Larosa Hanoi hotel or similar

Address: 34-36 Nguyen Khuyen Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
 
Description: The recently-built Larosa Hotel is located in the heart of the Old Quarter in close proximity to some of the most popular attractions including Hoan Kiem Lake and the nearby Thang Long Theatre, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh complex, Hanoi railway station as well as restaurants and shopping center within a few meters. Designed with European Classical style, the hotel gives a wide selection of 72 rooms with essential amenities, an elegant spa and a fitness center of latest equipment. Larosa is an ideal place for both leisure and business tourists.



Glory Halong CruiseHalong: Halong Glory Cruise or similar

Address: Tuan Chau Port, Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Vietnam

Description: Featured in each room, among other amenities, are desk, television, in room safe. Tours, room service, laundry service/dry cleaning are some of the extra comforts you'll find at this Halong cruise.

Facilities for recreation and leisure available include jacuzzi. Everything the cruise does is centered around the guest' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation.



Villa Chitdara Luang PrabangLuang Prabang: Villa Chitdara or similar

Address: Khounsua Road, Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang Old Town, Luang Prabang, Laos

Description: Located in the charming old district of Luang Prabang, this beautiful guesthouse offers a secluded and relaxing retreat in the heart of a historic city. Situated on the peaceful Khounsua Road, Villa Chitdara offers 15 quiet and tranquil guest rooms, all tastefully decorated with wooden furniture and with private balconies. Guests can expect to have air-conditioner, cable / satellite TV, mini bar, hair dryer and complementary bottled waters provided as standard in their rooms. Just steps outside the hotel, many of the city's principal attractions such as Wat Xiang Thong, Wat Mai, and the Museum can be reached easily. In the morning, waking up to enjoy the complementary buffet breakfast in the garden before heading out to explore the city. For those who wants to keep in touch and stay up-to-date, Villa Chitdara offers wireless Internet access, free of charge. Villa Chitdara is an ideal place for an unforgettable stay in Luang Prabang.
Service Details During the Trip
Surcharge for flight ticket by Vietnam airline: Subject to be changed without prior notice
•    Bangkok (BKK) – Siem Reap (REP):             US$ 245 / pax/ way
•    Siem Reap (REP) – Hochiminh (SGN):         US$ 190 / pax/ way
•    Hochiminh (SGN) – Danang (DAN):              US$ 108 / pax/ way
•    Hue (HUI)  – Hanoi (HAN):                            US$ 108 / pax/ way
•    Hanoi (HAN) – Luang Prabang (LPQ):          US$ 186/ pax/ way


IMPORTANT NOTE:

• All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
• Supplement for standard menu meals: US$ 12 for lunch & US$ 18 for dinner
• Private services & daily departure
• Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
• Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes:

SPECIAL OFFER:
• [Free] Mineral water is available during transfers
• [Free] Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival
• [Free] Traditional Gifts
In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  


tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)




Featured Local Flavor Dinning
Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.


Handpick hotels in toursWell-handpicked Accommodation 
Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast. We consider all high-rated hotels in Tripadvisors and Lonely Planet to use in our services.
 

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