Best of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand-12 days
Are you passionate about making an adventurous tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand? Then, join our 12-days Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand Tour that gives you the best of the three countries in a nutshell. The tour package is a classic opportunity to discover these three South-East Asian countries. The Tour includes everything you wish to discover in a Southeast Asian adventure - beaches, historical monuments, nature, culture, adventure and more, the best of South East Asia! Himalayan Glacier Trekking makes every effort to make your trip a wonderful memory of a life time.
The Best of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand-12 days Tour starts with your arrival in the Vietnam Capital, Hanoi. After making a full day's tour of Hanoi, we will travel to Halong Bay. The next morning we will return to Hanoi and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh City we will visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels. We then drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be. Then we fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap of Cambodia. After visiting the historic Angkor Complex, we will fly to Bangkok, Thailand. In Thailand, visit the Grand Palace and Chao Phraya River among others before bidding adieu to South East Asia.
Extensions available to spend more time in Thailand or go to Laos or Burma following the program.
Western Leader- Tony Monaco
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
: $500 extra
What Is Included
• Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
• Tour flights and transportation from Hanoi through to Bangkok
• Halong Bay cruise program. Shared in Twin/Double cabin
• Private boat trip as per tour
• Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
• Experienced English speaking guide
• All In-tour flights as per itinerary
• Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
• All sightseeing tickets
• Tissues and water on coach
• Services charges and government tax
• Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
• No extra charge after confirmation
• 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
What Is Not Included
• Arrival at Hanoi and departure from Bangkok & Departures taxes
• Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
• Travel insurance
• Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 02 passport photos per person)
• Cambodia visa on arrival ( Easy & recmmended)
• Other servives not mentioned above.
Day to Day Itinerary
Upon arrival at Hanoi 's Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town. The rest of the day can be spent in leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.
Hanoi City tour (B/L)
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights; including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets and guilds. In addition to these most popular sites we will visit the following on the tour - the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. In the evening you can enjoy a show at the Water Puppet Theater . Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.
Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
After pick-up from your hotel, we will leave Hanoi by private car/van at 8:00 am, arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm. Welcome aboard and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board you can enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset and later unwind while at a restaurant, for a lavish dinner. Overnight on board.
Halong Bay – Hanoi & Take flight to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) (Brunch)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise, with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Checkout is at 11:45 am. The boat arrives at the harbor by noon for the drive to Hanoi airport for your flight to HCMC. Overnight at Hotel in HCMC.
Cu Chi tunnels & HCMC (B/L)
Today we visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels in the morning. This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, became legendary during the 1960s. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the U.S.-Vietnam War in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon . At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specifically constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life during the war must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!). For those interested there's even the opportunity to try an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
After lunch at a local restaurant in Cu Chi, we come back to visit Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of 7 million people. Much of the daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. Don't miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market - a fantastic place for bargains of every kind! There are several interesting sights in HCMC. The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled 'Requiem' which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts. The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to a dramatic end. Close to the palace some of the best examples of French colonial architecture are represented in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883 and the stone used to create it was exported in its entirety from France . Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office , finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam 's largest post office. For all its French colonial history though, Ho Chi Minh City is by far and away Vietnam 's most modern city. It has numerous shopping malls, cinemas, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars. Overnight at your hotel in HCMC.
HCMC – Mekong Delta (B/L)
This morning we set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be, well-known for its floating market. Here we will board your private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals. Stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of 'Elephant ear fish'. Re-join the boat, continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Toward the end of the day, we arrive in Can Tho city, heart of Mekong Delta, for overnight stay.
Mekong Delta – HCMC (B/L)
After breakfast we take a boat to jin in and explore the floating market Cai Rang - one of the most exciting floating market in the Mekong Delta. Following this, we will rendezvous with our vehicle for the drive to the town of My Tho, where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Dong Tam snake farm (optional) before our return to Ho Chi Minh City.
HCMC – Siem Reap by flight (B/D)
Today, we will take a flight from HCMC to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, Combodia we will visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, we will visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor, Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. We will enjoy a wonderful sunset from the Phnom Bakheng Hills. Then it will be time for dinner with a show at a local restaurant before an overnight stay in Seam Reap.
Siem Reap Angkor Complex (B/L)
Today, we will visit Banteay Srei Temple (10th century), regarded as one of the crown jewels of classical Khmer Art. Then, we will continue our visit to Banteay Samre, which was built in the third quarter of the 12th century. We will then have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, then see Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths") which was once used for ritual bathing. Then it’s off to Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo (constructed in the late 10th and early 11th century) and Ta Prohm (one of the area’s most beautiful temples). We will have an overnight stay in Seam Reap.
Siem Reap Angkor Complex & Flight to Bangkok,Thailand (B)
After breakfast, we will take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to visit floating villages (complete with schools, restaurants, hospitals), and then visit the school known as "Les Artisans d'Angkor." You will then transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departing flight to Bangkok. Overnight in BKK.
Bangkok - Grand Palace and Chao Phraya River (B/L)
Start your day out with a chic and unique city tour. Visit a bustling around the clock market, Pak Klong Talad, take a short Tuk Tuk ride to Saranrom Royal Garden where you can relax and learn about a variety of Thai plants. Continue to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple – Wat Phra Kaeo. Before entering the main gate to the temple of the Emerald Buddha, stop by the Royal Regalia Museum to see the beauty of decorative jewelry, which used to be ornaments of the royal officers and consorts. Walk in to enjoy the beauty of the temple of The Emerald Buddha. Visit the most sacred Buddha statue of Thailand, held by all Thais as the symbol of national independence.
In the afternoon, take a long-tailed boat along the Chao Phraya River to see the Thai lifestyle. Pass the Grand Palace and pay a brief visit to the Royal Barge Museum which houses ceremonial King’s Barges decorated with multi-color glasses, gilt and stuccos. Disembark at Wat Arun – the temple of Dawn to visit the tallest prang in Thailand. Overnight in Bangkok.
Bangkok – Departure (B)
We have no activities planned for today. Enjoy your free time until you transfer to Suvarnabhumi International Airport for your onward flight. Thank you & see you again. If you would like to extend your trip in Thailand or go to Laos or Burma following the program we are happy to arrange an additional program for you.
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