Overview
Day 1 Bangkok – Arrival
Day 2 Bangkok  Full Day City Tour
Day 3 Bangkok – Morning Flight Market
Day 4 Bangkok – Flight to Luang Prabang
Day 5 Luang Prabang – City Tour – Khoangsi Waterfall
Day 6 Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Phousi Hill
Day 7 Luang Prabang – Flight to Siem Reap
Day 8 Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Day 9 Siem Reap – Great Lake
Day 10 Siem Reap – Flight to Ho Chi Minh
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi Tunnels – Tay Ninh Cao Dai Temple
Day 12 HO Chi Minh – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An Ancient Town
Day 13 Hoi AN – Farming and Fishing – Joint Tour
Day 14 Hoi An Free Day on Beach – Flight to Hanoi – Night Tour
Day 15 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Day 16 Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Departure
Itinerary
Day 1
Day 1 : Bangkok - Arrival

Arrival BKK airport, meet and greet by our guide, then transfer to check-in at hotel. Overnight in Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Bangkok

Day 2
Day 2 : Bangkok - Full Day City Tour (B)

Today we will make Bangkok city tour including the Royal Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho – the largest Buddhist temple with its colossal reclining Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant.

Experience an afternoon trip along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoy scenes of life by water. We bring you to a more traditional way of living, more serene and traditional, away from all the high-rise and modern buildings of Bangkok City Centre, as we gently pass Thonburi residential areas. A stop will be made at the “Temple of Dawn” (officially named Wat Arun). Afterward, transfer back hotel.

Overnight in Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Bangkok

Day 3
Day 3 : Bangkok - Morning Floating Market (B)

Pick up from the hotel in Bangkok for Damnern Saduak floating market.On the way will be passing the largest source of salt production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway. Visit Mae Klong Market. (The World’s Most Fascinating Marketplace), an open – air Marketplace. People sell locally grown fruits, freshly caught seafood, dried spices, peppers, and other local foods.  Amazing! Train tracks run right through the marketplace. When the train comes by, vendors have to close up their canopy and wait for it to pass. Naturally, it’s a popular spot with the tourists.

Visit Coconut Garden, see how the sugar is being made right from the coconut syrup of coconut flower. Then take long-tail boat going along narrow canal surround the plantation. Arrive at Damnern Saduak floating market. See a fascinating Thai way of life from the ancient time that is still widely practiced in this area. A chance to try various kinds of exotic Thai fruits and choices of Thai handicrafts are available at the spot.

Depart from Floating Market to visit Wooden Handy Craft Factory. They show you how to produce wood carving. Then transfer back to Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Bangkok

Day 4
Day 4 : Bangkok _ Flight to Luang Prabang (B)

Transfer to BKK airport for flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.   The rest of the day is your relaxation or exploration around the town.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 5
Day 5 : Luang Prabang - City Tour - Khoang Si Waterfall (B)

We head off this morning to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. We seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.

This afternoon we journey to Khouangsi Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all the locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping.  You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.

On arrival at the Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary.

Returning to Luang Prabang late afternoon your evening is free to explore or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 6
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Phousi Hill (B)

After breakfast, we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the upstream to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years.

Returning to Luang Prabang you have the option of visiting Ban Xiengkek and Ban Xangkhong where villagers making jute paper and continue to visit the textile village of Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving.

Then, late afternoon, you can enjoy a coffee at the center’s café if you chose before our climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River.

Descending the mountain your will be in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 7
Day 7 : Luang Prabang - Flight to Siem Reap (B)

After breakfast at hotel, you have free time before being transferred to the airport for your departure to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival at the arrival halls of Siem Reap Airport, you will be met by your local guide and driven to your hotel for check in. (Subject based on room availability). The rest of the day is free to relax and explore this charming town on your own. This day will end, enjoying the beautiful sunset at Prasat Chroung, on the walls of Angkor Thom, accompanied by a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit. After the sun wanes you will return via the Royal boat cruise (http://kongkearangkor.com/) through the ancient moat. Overnight Siem Reap.

  • Boat Fees
  • Full Catering Services
  • Table set up on boat
  • Cold towel upon arrival
  • Welcome Signature drink
  • Flower decoration on boat
  • Finger Foods and Fresh Fruits
  • Selections of Tea
  • Coffee
  • Water

(Replacing basic tour after airport pickup by Sunset on Royal Cruise into new itinerary)

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Siem Reap 

Day 8
Day 8 : Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Temple (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to discover Angkor Thom and Temples. Firstly, you will visit the wonderful Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Southern Gate, famous Bayon temple (12th century in the centre of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Baphuon temple is lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. Terrace of Elephants used   as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall ; Terrace of the Leper King  a platform 7m high, with statue and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm.

Afternoon, it is time to visit the wonderful Angkor Wat Temples – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a temple and mausoleum forKing Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of 12th. Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples, with a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu God Vishnu. The whole complex covers 81 hectares, a rectangular wall measuring 1025 meters by 800 meters borders the inner edge of the moat, and temple’s greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 km-long bas-reliefs around the walls. In the late afternoon, visit to the Phnom Bakheng temple, is the first temple in Angkor region build by the Yacovarman I King in the first of 9th century, located on a slope gently hill where thousands tourist are grouping on the hilltop to catch a memorable time of life when viewing the marvellous sunset, the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Siem Reap 

Day 9
Day 9 : Siem Reap - Great Lake (B)

Breakfast at hotel, Start your sightseeing to visit  by boat on Tonle Sap Lake, 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. we drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor. Continue visit to Wat Thmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge.

After that, visit to Wat Memorial Mountain. Then visit Angkor National Museum www.angkornationalmuseum.com known as the grand entrance to a world-class heritage that reveals the glory of Angkor Civilization. This museum enhances the cultural heritage of the Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom through amassed collection of invaluable artifacts and through state of the art multimedia technology exhibition for a full picturesque legendary story. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Siem Reap 

Day 10
Day 10 : Siem Reap - Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B)

After breakfast, you will transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City:

K6 808 REP SGN HS2  1025  1140  O     E TH  (The flight schedule can be changed without prior notice)

Arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, our guide will pick you up to hotel for check in (Check-in time at 14:00, early check-in is not inclusive and subject to the availability).

Then you will discover Ho Chi Minh City – the biggest city in Vietnam

You will visit Independence Palace, “Dong Khoi” Street, Opera House and Old Post Office

Then go shopping at Ben Thanh Market – one of biggest local market in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 11
Day 11 : Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tay Ninh - Cao Dai Temple (B)

After breakfast at hotel, meet our tour guide at your hotel and start our visit by vehicle to Cu Chi Tunnels, a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. These Underground tunnels in Cu Chi have been known during the Vietnamese – American war. Visiting to the tunnel system is stretching over 200km and consists of three levels in depth (from 8 to 12 meters) will give you an introduction about a period of Vietnamese history and what materials that the Vietnamese people used to dig such a long tunnel system and how the local people use these tunnels during the war. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. To have more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other types of gun from past war times (subject to a surcharge).

We drive to Tay Ninh where the religion Cao Dai originated from in 1926. Cao Dai Religion mixes ideas from Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. By visit to this holy-see temple at noon time, we have great opportunity to see the worshippers in their costume during noon mass.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 12
Day 12 : Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An

After breakfast at hotel, our guide will pick you up to airport for flight to Da Nang:

VN-116: SGN – DAD: 09:30 – 10:50 (The flight schedule can be changed without prior notice)

Arrival in Da Nang Airport, our guide will pick you up to Hoi An on about 40 min drive

Then you will have half day city tour to discover Hoi An Ancient Town

We first stop at Ong Pagoda, a 17th century pagoda. This pagoda is not just worship and meditation but also a culture example preserving the heritage of the land. Then we move to see the 200- year old Tan Ky house which have signs of both Japanese and Chinese influences on the architecture. Next stop is the Japanese Covered Bridge, an emblematic of Hoi An built in 1590s by the Japanese community.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Hoi An

Day 13
Day 13 : Hoi An - Farming & Fishing - Joint Tour (B/L)

You will be picked up at hotel with guide and driver on a mini – van, then you will be transferred to bike station in the countryside to start your biking route

Cycle to a local farming village traveling along picturesque country roads (If you don’t know how to ride bicycles, please use our scooter “XE OM” – scooter services and you pay the extra 140,000 VND)

Share in the daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty.

Board the Jack Tran’s boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea. Learn and try your hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets. Learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.

Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides. Jungle walk and join for a mock battle with mud attack for fun.

Back on-board our boat, enjoy lunch/dinner (morning time you will get lunch and afternoon time you will get dinner on boat) and cold beer or soft drink. Return to hotel by mini-van

Then you will back to hotel and relax on beach

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch on boat

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Hoi An

Day 14
Day 14 : Hoi An - FLight to Hanoi - Night Tour (B/ Street Food Dinner)

After breakfast at hotel, you will relax on beach before your guide pick you up to airport for flight to Hanoi:

VN-172 DAD – HAN 13:00 – 14:20 (The flight schedule can be changed without prior notice)

Arrival in Hanoi our guide will pick you up to hotel for taking a short rest

Then you will have a Hanoi night tour in the late afternoon:

Experience Hanoi nightlife tour like locals is intentively created for your best exploration of Hanoian’s activities at night – travel like a local. A night of fun and amazement start with a drive through Joseph Church, Hanoi’s French Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake with The Huc Bridge

Then you will try authentic local food specialties such as local Pho Cuon (Rice Noodle Roll) and Cha Ca La Vong (Grilled & Fried Fish with Rice Noodle) and local beer. And finally you will go shopping at night market

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Local Dinner Food

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Hanoi

Day 15
Day 15 : Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Overnight on cruise (B/L/D)

08:00 Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (transfer by private van)
12:00 Arrive at on Tuan Chau island
12:45 Board the boat and start your journey. Enjoy welcome drinks during the itinerary and safety briefing from Cruise Manager
13:00 Let the vacation begin with a set lunch as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet.
14:30 Explore Surprise cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites
15:15 Swim or hike on Titov Island.
16:00 Optional onboard activities traditional spa extra charge, sunbathing on board.
17:30 Traditional Vietnamese cooking and fruit carving demonstration on sundeck (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather) while boat cruises to overnight anchorage area.
19:30 Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant.
21:00 Relax in your cabin or join our staff at the reception for squid fishing.

Overnight on cruise

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner on Board

Accommodation at a selected cruise on Ha Long Bay

Day 16
Day 16 : Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Departure (B/Brunch)

06:15 Start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck.
07:00 Light breakfast is served. The vessel weighs anchor to cruise through more of Ha Long Bay.
07:45 Visit Luon Cave area by bamboo boat or kayaking
09:00 Brunch is served in the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbour.
10:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina.

Then you will transfer directly to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Brunch on board

Notes:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (01) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with your full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiration date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
  • Wi-Fi is available onboard free of charge. However, regular interruption is expected due to nature of internet signal at sea.
  • Surcharge for Spanish speaking guide overnight on cruise
Price & Bookings

4-STAR HOTELS & CRUISES:

Destination Hotel Name Room Category No of Night
Bangkok Boulevard Bangkok or similar

http://www.boulevardbangkok.com/

Superior 03
Evergreen Lauren Hotel or similar

https://www.evergreen-hotels.com/branch2/rooms/more.jsp?lang=en&d1b_Sn=10&room_id=312

Deluxe
Luang Prabang Sada hotel or similar

http://www.sada-hotel.com/

Deluxe 03
Siem Reap Sokha Roth Hotel or similar

http://www.sokharothhotel.com/en-us/rooms/deluxe-king-room

Deluxe 02
Ho Chi Minh Northern Saigon Hotel or similar

https://www.northernhotel.com.vn/accommodation

Deluxe 02
Hoi An Little Beach Resort or similar

http://littlehoiangroup.com/little-beach-hoi-an

Ocean Deluxe 02
Hanoi Silk Path Hotel or similar

https://hangbong.silkpathhotel.com/deluxe.html

Deluxe 01
Ha Long Pelican Cruise or similar

http://www.pelicancruise.com/cabin-detail/6

Deluxe Ocean View 01

 

5-STAR HOTELS & CRUISES: 

Destination Hotel Name Room Category No of Night
Bangkok Aetas Lumpini or similar

https://lumpini.aetashotels.com/

Deluxe 03
Luang Prabang Luang Prabang view or similar

http://www.luangprabangview.com/

Superior 03
Siem Reap Sokha Hotel or similar

http://www.sokhahotels.com/angkor/room

Deluxe 02
Ho Chi Minh Nikko Saigon Hotel or similar

https://www.hotelnikkosaigon.com.vn/accommodation.php

Deluxe 02
Hoi An Palm Garden Resort or similar

http://palmgardenresort.com.vn/accommodation/superior-garden-view

Superior Sea View 02
Hanoi Movenpick Hotel or similar

https://www.movenpick.com/en/asia/vietnam/hanoi/hotel-hanoi/rooms/#room-455

Superior 01
Ha Long Ancora Cruise – 5 star or similar

https://www.ancoracruises.com/

Deluxe 01
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