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Best Of Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

$4585

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Experience the amazing sights and sounds of Southeast Asia on an inspiring private tour. Enjoy a range of experiences from sailing on magical Ha Long Bay and a moment of awe Angkor Wat to exploring the genteel city of Hanoi, evocative Ho Chi Minh City, charming Chiang Mai and the lively city of Bangkok.

With each country boasting unique historical sites, delicious cooking class, mouthwatering evening food tours and beautiful natural scenery. The best way to truly appreciate Indochina is to tour all three countries: Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

15 Days 14 Nights: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok ✦  Customizable Private Tour

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Ancient stone faces of king Bayon, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Khmer, An Empire of Temples

The Khmer Empire was the largest empire of Southeast Asia that flourished between the 9th and 15th century. The remains of this empire can be seen at the fabled temples of Angkor, unrivaled in scale and grandeur. The ultimate expression of Khmer genius is found in a World Heritage Site called the Angkor Wat, and is matched by only a few select spots in the world such as Machu Picchu or Petra.

Bay of the Descending Dragon, Ha Long Day

Cruise in style through this UNESCO World Heritage Site in the comfort of a cruise ship featuring many adventurous activities. More than 3000 towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped with forests rise from the emerald waters of the bay.

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WAT PHRA THAT HARIPHUNCHAI
The central chedi is topped by 9-tier umbrella of pure gold from 897.

Thai Culture and Arts

Thailand’s classical arts developed almost exclusively in the service of Buddhism. The best showcases are the Wats (Buddhist monasteries or temples), numerous Buddha images in woodcarving, lacquer, glass mosaic and more.

    1

    Hanoi

    Welcome to Vietnam! Your driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
    Hanoi is one of the most ancient capitals in the world. Travelers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city center. This French colonial city is known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi-cultural community with Chinese, French and Russian influences.

    MOBILE STREET VENDORS
    Here the locals shop for fresh grocery every day and enjoy the door-to-door service without delivery fees.

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    Hanoi | Half Day City Tour

    Today begins with a blast from the past. See Vietnam's traditional ways of life and replicas of old homes. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum honoring the revolutionary guerrilla leader who pursued independence for Vietnam. We then visit the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda which dates back to the first Vietnamese empire that was independent of China.
    Dinner at Grandma's Restaurant.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    HANOI'S WEST LAKE
    Provides a tranquil escape from the bustling of Vietnam's capital and a view of Tran Quoc Pagoda.

    ONE PILLAR PAGODA
    The pagoda supported by one single pillar in the center of an elegantly square shaped lotus pond.

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    Hanoi - Ha Long Bay | Overnight Cruise

    Depart for your overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, often called Vietnam's eighth wonder of the world.  Ha Long means Descending Dragon. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the bay with adventure excursions such as kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Settle onto your deck chair and witness a spectacular sunset. Join in a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine, followed by a gourmet dinner onboard. Retire to your cabin to enjoy a restful night’s sleep as the waves lap gently against the hull.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch  Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    GORGEOUS CRUISE BOAT
    Overnight cruise, with inclusive activities, is the best way to experience Ha Long Bay.

    BAY OF DESCENDING DRAGON
    Passing islands named for their shapes including Stone Dog and Teapot islets.

    EMERALD  HA LONG BAY
    Towering limestone pillars & tiny islets, topped with forests, rise from the waters.

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    Long Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

    Greet the day with a sunrise Tai Chi lesson overlooking the bay. Breakfast on the boat followed by an excursion to the most beautiful and biggest cave in the bay or to a floating village that was voted as one of the 11 insanely beautiful small towns of the world by Huffingtonpost.com. After Ha Long Bay, return to Hanoi’s airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Brunch

    INCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS
    Kayak to hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages.

    CRUISE BY THE BAY
    Relax and witness spectacular a sunset and delightful dawns over the bay.

    5

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Morning City Tour, Evening Food Tour

    Ho Chi Minh City has risen since the Vietnam War to become a modern city with sleek skyscrapers while still retaining its elegant French architecture and broad boulevards.  It is dotted with ornate temples and pagodas.
    Admire the old French colonial architecture that contrasts with the modern high rises during your morning tour. This evening, enjoy a taste of Saigon as your guide takes you on a street food tour.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    SAIGON RIVER Saigon riverfront with the city skyline in the background.

    CENTRAL POST OFFICE
    The most handsome French-Colonial building in the city with cavernous interior.

    HERBS AND SPICES
    Vietnamese food is served with plenty of mint, basil and coriander; and a variety of sweet, sour and pungent dipping sauces.

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    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Vietnam War Tunnels

    Sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948. A journey to Cu Chi Tunnels on a private speed boat. The site has over 120 km (75 miles) of underground tunnels, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armories, hospitals, and a command center.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

    CU CHI TUNNELS
    Descend underground with a guide into a vast network built by the guerrilla fighters.

    7

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Siem Reap

    Transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Siem Reap is a tourist friendly town that still retains its original small-town colonial charm. Upon arrival, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    SIEM REAP 
    It is a popular resort town and a gateway to the Angkor region.

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    Siem Reap | The Temples of Angkor

    Today, we see an astonishing profusion of ancient monuments in both size and number. Not to mention the intricate artistry of an idealized representation of the Hindu cosmos carved in stone. Explore Angkor Wat temple which is considered the heart of Cambodia. This sprawling complex is crowned with soaring towers and embellished with intricate sculptures and cravings. In the "Great City" of Angkor Thom. And many of the famous temples.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

    TERRACE OF THE LEPER KING
    These statues got their name from the reminiscent of a person with leprosy. 

    ANGKOR WAT
    Built in the 12th century, it is dominated by five majestic corncob towers.

    ANGKOR THOM
    Demons at the south gate of the 'Great City' of Angkor Thom.

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    Siem Reap | Rolous Temples

    Venture to the less traveled area of Angkor to the 9th century Roluos Group of Temples. They are the oldest temples in Angkor and the remains of Hariharalaya, the first important capital of the Khmer Empire. For a local, touching experience, attend a private ceremony by a Buddhist monk, followed by his blessing for your good health and a safe stay in Cambodia.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    PREAH KO TEMPLE
    Roluos Group of Temples has three major temples: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko.

    CAMBODIA HERITAGE & CULTURE
    Even though Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu temple in the world, Saffron-robed buddhist monks are a familiar sight across Cambodia.

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    Siem Reap - Chiang Mai

    Transfer to the airport for a flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival into Chiang Mai, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free. Chiang Mai is famed for its 300 temples, many of them are within the old walled city. Northern Thailand is filled with ancient monuments, museums, mountains and markets filled with distinctive local handicrafts and awesome food.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
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    Chiang Mai | Elephant Hospital, Temple Trail

    Visit the first elephant hospital in the world and some of the best temples in northern Thailand without the overt commercialization in the cultural cities of Lamphun and Lampang. 15th century Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is both famous and beautiful, built on a 8th century fortress. Wat Hariphunchai is Lamphun’s most famous temple.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    ENTRANCE TO WAT PHRA THAT LAMPANG LUANG
    Flanked by nagas, this stairway leads up to a 15th century ceremonial gatehouse.

    WAT PHRA THAT LAMPANG LUANG
    Centuries of rainfall has oxidized the copper of the main chedi that houses a hair from Buddha.

    WAT PHRA THAT HARIPHUNCHAI
    The central chedi is topped by 9-tier umbrella of pure gold from 897.

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    Chiang Mai | Cooking with a Local Family

    Spend the day with a local family for a deep appreciation for how Thai dishes are cooked. Prepare the dishes from scratch using local kitchen utensils. Finish off the class by enjoying your freshly prepared meal.
    Chiang Mai food is distinct from other regions with more pronounced influence from Burma and China, resulting in milder curries and the heavier use of ginger and turmeric. Sticky rice instead of steamed rice, is the main staple at every meal and goes very well with a range of nam prik (chilli dips) unique to northern cuisine.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

    PRAWN BETEL LEAF WRAPS
    Fill it with prawn and all sorts of goodies, it offers an explosion of flavors and textures.

    13

    Chiang Mai - Bangkok | Evening Taste of Chinatown

    Fly south to Bangkok today. Upon arrival into Bangkok, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Bangkok is the vibrant capital city of Thailand that dazzles visitors with its vivid contrasts – serene temples, gardens and royal palaces amid ultra-modern skyscrapers and bustling city crowds.
    This evening we enjoy a mouthwatering exploration of Bangkok’s 200-year-old Chinatown.  You will get to sample all sorts of Thai-Chinese cuisine and tasty eateries.  Whether it be from street vendors with tables on the sidewalk or atmospheric and traditional family restaurants. Explore the labyrinth of Chinatown’s side streets and alleyways.  The scent of exotic foods and spices permeates the air as we sample all kinds of eats such as dim sum, dumplings, fresh seafood and Thai desserts.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    THE GATE TO BANGKOK CHINATOWN
    The Chinatown Gate in the middle of the Odeon traffic circle marks the ceremonial entrance to Chinatown.

    BANGKOK STREET FOOD
    You can see the food on every corner being served with a smile.

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    Bangkok | Bangkok by Boat

    Complete Bangkok's main highlights in one day by boat in the canals and main Chao Phraya River to explore the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Waterfront lunch at Sala Rattanakosin located along the eastern bank of the legendary Chao Phraya river.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

    CHAO PHRAYA RIVER
    Royal barge on the river in front of the Royal Palace.

    WAT ARUN
    This temple on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn.

    TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA
    Giant Demon Guardians at Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of the Grand Palace.

     
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    Bangkok | End of Tour

    After breakfast, the tour comes to an end.  Please inform us of your international flight details in order to schedule your transfer to Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class  Luxury Class  
    HanoiQuoc Hoa Hotel
    Ha Long BayOasis cruise
    Ho Chi Minh CityLe Duy Hotel
    Siem ReapCentral Boutique
    Chiang MaiLanna Palace 2004 Hotel
    BangkokHotel De Bangkok
    Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. 

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
     
    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing

    PRIVATE TOURS, Daily Departures

    YearTour DatesComfort Premium Luxury
    2019May 1 – Oct 31$4,585$4,965$5,985
    2019Nov 1 – Dec 15$4,680$5,165$6,110
    2020Jan 10 – Apr 30$4,680$5,165$6,110
    2020May 1 – Oct 31$5,045$5,460$6,585
    2020Nov 1 – Dec 15$5,150$5,680$6,720
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

    Deposit

    • A deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is HAN (Noi Bai International).
    • ‣ The nearest departure airport is BKK(Suvarnabhumi International Airport).).
    • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels