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WT-ICN03:17 Days Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok - Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Starting from US$2909 per person
  • Day
    1
    Arrival in Bangkok

    Upon arrival at the airport, please clear customs by yourself. Our guide will meet you at the arrival hall. After that we will drive you to the hotel and help you check in. The rest time of the day is free for you; you may have a rest in the hotel or take a short walk around on your own.

    Meals: No meal, advice freely available
    Accommodation: Majestic Grande Sukhumvit (4 stars)

  • Day
    2
    Bangkok Tour

    Your Indochina tour package starts today. After breakfast, follow the guide to the first destination, the oldest temple of Bangkok, Wat Pho. It worships the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. Then walk to the Grand Palace which is the best preserved and largest among all Thailand royal palaces. The magnificent buildings in the palace will give you a good understanding of the old royal court and Thai culture. Next, go to Wat Phra Kaew. It is famous for the three national treasures of Thailand: Jade Buddha, Reclining Buddha and Golden Buddha.

    In the afternoon, we will head for Klong Bang Luang by boat. It is a unique art center surrounded by water. En route, stop at the famous century-old artist house, Baan Silapin. It is an art gallery where exhibits 21 artists' works. At the same time, we will have a chance to watch a traditional Thai puppet performance there. Our final destination for the day is Wat Arun, known as the Eiffel Tower in Thailand, and also called the Temple of Dawn.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Majestic Grande Sukhumvit (4 stars)

  • Day
    3
    Bangkok

    Our guide will pick you up early in the morning to start today's Thailand tour in Bangkok. First we will visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where locals sell and buy various kinds of goods on boats. Then we will reach a local's house to learn how to make coconut candies before returning to the downtown. After that, go to Jim Thompson's House. It is a Thai silk exclusive shop as well as a museum of Thai silk. Afterwards, our guide will escort you back to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Majestic Grande Sukhumvit (4 stars)

  • Day
    4
    Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

    After breakfast, a visit to Ayutthaya is scheduled. On the way, stop at Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. It is like a big park which combines three kinds of architectural styles: China, Burma and Gothic.

    As an ancient capital city of Thailand, Ayutthaya is a great place to learn the culture and history of the country. The highlights inside include Wat Yai Chai Monghon, Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Maha That, and Wat Na Phra Mane. Wat Yai Chai Monghon is a Buddhist temple built by the first emperor of Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1357. Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit is famous for a 670-inch bronze Buddha statue which is one of the largest bronze Buddha statues in Thailand. Wat Phra Si Sanphet was built in 1419 and known as the "Second Angkor Wat" due to its exquisite architecture. Wat Maha That, established in the early 13th century, is one of the oldest temples in Ayutthaya. Wat Na Phra Mane is noted for the Buddha head in tree roots; it lies on the entrance of the temple.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Majestic Grande Sukhumvit (4 stars)

  • Day
    5
    Bangkok - Siem Reap

    Today, our Bangkok guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap of Cambodia. On arrival, we will transfer to the well arranged hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. We suggest you hang out in the Old Market.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel (Deluxe room) (4 stars)

  • Day
    6
    Siem Reap Tour

    The wonderful day will begin with Angkor Thom, the capital city of Khmer Empire (802 - 1431) as well as the essence of Angkor civilization. The total construction area is about 15 miles in length and 5 miles in width. There are a lot of magnificent buildings such as Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple and Elephant Terrace. Bayon Temple lies at the heart of Angkor Thom. It has 49 pagodas. The most distinctive feature is the numerous serene and smiling stone faces on each pagoda. Baphuon Temple was built in 11th century and dedicated to the God Shiva of Hinduism. Elephant Terrace is part of the walls of Angkor Thom. The terrace was built as a platform for the king to view his victorious returning army and named for the elephant carvings on the surface.

    After getting out from Angkor Thom, we will proceed to Angkor Wat, the representative architecture of Cambodia. It is also the largest and best preserved buildings in Angkor Archaeological Park. The last spot today is Bakheng Temple, built at the end of 9th century. Nowadays it becomes a popular spot for sunset view. If the weather permits, we will watch sunset here. Before going back to the hotel, we will arrange an Apsara Dinner Show for you.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel (Deluxe room) (4 stars)

  • Day
    7
    Siem Reap Tour

    If it is sunny, a visit to Angkor Wat for the sunrise can be arranged. After breakfast, we will head to the Banteay Srei Temple. Known as the diamond of Angkor art, it is one of the most important buildings in Angkor relics famous for bright colors and exquisite reliefs. En route, we will pass by some local villages and observe the locals' lifestyle.

    After lunch, get to Ta Prohm Temple. The whole temple is surrounded by dense trees, forming a unique atmosphere. The movie Tomb Raider was filmed there. Today's last stop is Takeo Temple, the first sandstone construction in the Khmer period.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel (Deluxe room) (4 stars)

  • Day
    8
    Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City

    This morning we will cruise the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia - Tonle Sap Lake, and visit a floating village. Here locals live in the boats or houses built over water.

    The Cambodia tour ends here and our guide will escort you to the airport to board the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, our Vietnam guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The remaining time of the day is free for you. You may either rest at the hotel or walk around.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day
    9
    Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City

    Your private Vietnam tour starts today. At first, we will drive you to the Cu Chi Tunnel which is one of the three largest relics of Ho Chi Minh City. It is like an underground base and plays a vital role in the Vietnam War.

    In the afternoon we will take time to visit some most-visited attractions in the downtown area, including the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, and Central Post Office. These places will help you better understand the history and culture of Vietnam. We will conclude the day with Dong Khoi Street, a good place for shopping.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day
    10
    Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong River Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

    In the morning, we will drive 2 hours to Cai Be and then board a boat to Cai Be Floating Market. It is a busy commercial site, especially in the morning. The locals take boats to sell, buy and exchange all kinds of goods on the water. Afterwards, stop at a riverside village to visit local traditional handicraft workshops. You will have a chance to learn how to make rice paper and cocoanut sugar.

    After lunch, come back to the boat and continue cruising and enjoying beautiful scenery of the Mekong River. En route, go ashore to visit a local orchard. We will get off the boat at Vinh Long to visit the local market, where many kinds of tropical fruits are available at cheap prices. Later, our guide will escort you back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day
    11
    Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hoi An

    After breakfast, our guide and the driver will escort you to the airport for a short flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, our local guide will directly take you to the Hoi An Ancient Town.

    Check in and get some rest at the hotel. A walk around the ancient town is followed to visit some famous and traditional key sites, including Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Ancestral House, and Japanese Bridge. Chua Ong Pagoda, built in 1653, is a typical Chinese-style temple. Chinese Assembly Hall is an important gathering place for overseas Chinese. Here you can enjoy some magnificent sculptures. Tan Ky Ancestral House, the oldest house in Hoi An, combines the architectural styles of Japan, China, and Vietnam. Japanese Bridge is an important testimony of culture exchange among Japan, China, and Vietnam. To conclude the day, a short boat trip on the Bon River will be arranged for you.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Essence Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Day
    12
    Hoi An - Hue

    In the morning, we will drive to Hue in 3.5 hours. En route, we will have a short stop-over at Hai Van Pss where you can see the long and beautiful coastline as well as the blockhouse built by Vietnamese Army.

    Lunch is not served today. We suggest you have a lunch at a restaurant near the hotel after check in. After lunch, our Hue tour starts. Firstly we will proceed to key attractions of Hue, including the Imperial City, Hue Royal Palace and Tomb of Tu Duc. The Imperial City is the largest traditional architecture complex in Vietnam and inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993. In the Imperial City, Hue Royal Palace was the residence for royal family of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). Tomb of Tu Duc looks like a big park rather than a tomb. It was built by 3,000 workers, and took 22 years to complete. It is divided into two areas: a temple area and a tomb area. We will conclude the day with Dong Ba Market. Here you can buy some satisfactory souvenirs.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Moonlight Hotel (4 stars)

  • Day
    13
    Hue - Hanoi

    In the morning, we will cruise along the Perfume River to reach the 400-year-old Thien Mu Pagoda. Afterwards, we will take you to the airport for a short flight to Hanoi. On arrival, our guide and the driver will accompany you to the well arranged hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Day
    14
    Hanoi

    The first stop of your private Hanoi tour package is the Ba Dinh Square where locals usually hold ceremonies and celebrate festivals. Then walk to the east of the square to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature.

    In the afternoon, have a cyclo trip around Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you can not only spend a leisure time like the locals, but also observe their lifestyle. The last stop for today is the Old Quarter, also named the 36 Streets. Here every street only sells one kind of goods, such as toys, clothes, and leather.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Day
    15
    Hanoi - Halong Bay

    We will drive 3.5 hours to Halong Bay in the morning. Afterwards, board the Signature Cruise and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Halong Bay. It was listed as one of the world's new seven natural wonders by UNESCO in 2011. We will arrange the lunch and the dinner on the boat.

    In the afternoon, go ashore to visit one of the three karst caves of Halong Bay, namely Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot. For the rest of the day you can either lie on the boat to enjoy scenery or take optional activities like kayaking, diving, and swimming. Stay one night on the cruise ship.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Signature Cruise (Junior Suite) (4 stars)

  • Day
    16
    Halong Bay - Hanoi

    This morning you can get up early to practice Tai Chi with other people onboard if you are interested in. A visit to nearby islands by a small boat follows the morning tea or coffee. Then return to the cruise ship and have brunch.

    After that, we will go back to the wharf of Halong Bay. You may take the time to discover more charming scenery on the way back. Upon arrival, the driver will take you back to the hotel in Hanoi. The remaining time is up to you.

    Meals: Brunch
    Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars)

  • Day
    17
    Departure from Hanoi

    This 17 days private Indochina tour comes to an end. Enjoy your free time until our guide escorts you to the airport for your leaving flight. We hope you have a nice journey home!

    Meals: Breakfast

Private Tour Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
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