12 DAYS LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE AT VIETNAM-CAMBODIA-THAILAND

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand are beautiful Southeast Asian nations, each with their own unique appeal. Diverse landscapes, stunning scenery, laid-back locals. Come inside, take a look, get inspired and get in touch.

Day 1: Hanoi City Arrival (-/-D)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport

You will be transferred to hotel. Ha Noi, Vietnam’s capital, is one thousand-year-old city with peaceful lakes, French styled buildings, old quarter streets, three lined boulevards, brightly painted temples and pagodas. The afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure. Dinner at famous Namaste restaurant in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City (B/D)

After breakfast, we explore the city of Hanoi.

First on the agenda is Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, where Uncle Ho is laid out in the state, surrounded by immaculately dressed soldiers. Next, we will visit the Presidential Palace where Ho refused to live, choosing instead a small stilt house beside a lake. Close by, the next stop is the One Pillar Pagoda. A tour around the beautiful West Lake takes us to the venerable Temple of Literature.

If the courting is successful, they will be taking wedding photograph soon at Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart of Hanoi city.

Then, The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a must for all visitors. This museum brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings. Then, visit Hoa Lo Prison – The prison was built in Hanoi by the FrenchIt was intended to hold Vietnamese prisoners, particularly political prisoners agitating for independence who were often subject to torture and execution. Discover the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cycle. This fascinating are of narrow alleys and shophouses is also called “36 streets”. Dinner is at a local Restaurant. In the evening, you will see a water puppet performance, which is a traditional Vietnamese art.

Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

We head out on the 4-hour drive to Halong Bay. Halong Bay was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994. Halong Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site’s outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.\r\nUpon arrival in Halong bay, we board our Junk for the overnight boat trip. After lunch, we begin our fantastic cruise in Halong Bay. The scenery is truly breathtaking and is continuously changing. This includes a visit to Sung Sot Cave, round over Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island and a swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching the sunset. Overnight on board.

Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B/D)

After an early breakfast, we continue our cruise to visit Man‘s Head island, Tortoise Island, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad Island and Bai Tho Mountain. Upon our return to Halong city we have lunch on board and then board our transport back to Hanoi in the afternoon for leisure or free shopping at Old Quarter. Dinner at Indian Restaurant – Khazana.

Day 5: Hanoi – Siem Reap, Cambodia (B/D)

Morning at leisure till the time to airport for fly to Siem Reap, home to Angkor Wat, one of the greatest religious monuments in the world. Enjoy view the sunset from Phnom Bakheng hill, an unforgettable sight. Built to honor the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat took nearly 40 years to complete. Inside the outer walls, the structure rises over three levels to a central core topped by five pineapple-shaped towers. Virtually every surface in the maze of chambers and courtyards is richly decorated with low-relief scenes of legends, wars and everyday life, enhanced by carvings of nearly 2,000 celestial dancers. Indian dinner at a restaurant.

Day 6: Siem Reap, Cambodia (B/D).

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the famous old palace, Angkor Thom (this last capital was indeed a ‘Great City’ as its name implies and it served as the religious and administrative center of the vast and powerful Khmer Empire. It was grander than any city in Europe at that time and have supported a considerable population as high as one million) within Angkor Thom are Bayon (the giant stone faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. There are 37 standing towers, most but not all sporting four carved faces oriented toward the cardinal points), Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Phemean Akas, Terrace of Leper King. Back to Siem Reap Town. Visit Takeo, Ta Prom Temple then afterward visit Angor Wat (Angkor Wat is visual, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus like towers rising 65 meters from the ground level. Angkor Wat is the center piece of any visitor to the temples of Angkor). Dinner at local restaurant with buffet and traditional Apsara Show.

 

Elephant Ride around Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom Siem Reap Cambodia

Day 7: Siem Reap (B/-/D)

Visit Phnom Bakheng at sunrise.

After breakfast, visit Banteay Srei, a small 10th-century monument dedicated to Shiva, and Banteay Srei Temple. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to Ta Prohm, a dramatic, massive structure still gripped by banyan and fig tree roots; Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan Temples. Return to the hotel. Dinner is at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Siem Reap – Bangkok, Thailand (B/-/D)

This morning take a boat ride on the Tonle Sap (weather/water level permitting, alternate arrangements may be substituted). Afterward, fly to Bangkok, the delightful capital city of the exotic Kingdom of Thailand. Nicknamed the “Land of Smiles”, Thailand will enchant you with its friendly people and gracious hospitality. Bangkok, whose proper name is Krung Thep, “City of Angels,” is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Transfer to your hotel in Bangkok. Veg dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 9: Bangkok city (B/-/D)

Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit.

At first visit to Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas). The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant, after lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace, and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). After this place we back to the hotel. Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Bangkok.

The best of Bangkok nightlife

Day 10: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Phra That Doi Suthep & Doi Pui (B/L)

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai airport, meet and greet then transfer to hotel. After a short rest, enjoy with a quaint and picturesque Meo Hill Tribe Village set in an attractive hillside spot and see the Meo tribesmen dressed in their colorful traditional costumes. After that, transfer to visit Doi Suthep Temple, where is one of the most sacred temples in Chiangmai – Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located on the hilltop in Northern-Thai style and containing the holy relic of Lord Buddha and enjoy seeing a panoramic view of the whole city. Then back to hotel and free at leisure.Dinner and overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 11: Full Day Tour Chiang Rai Golden Triangle (B, D)

After breakfast at the hotel and then join one-day trip visit to the hot spring on the way to Chiang Rai. Then, continue to the ancient city, Chiang Saen. After that, carry on the three country borders meet which is called “Golden Triangle”. After that, drive to visit Mae Sai, the Thailand and Myanmar border city. Finally, visit the Akha and Yao Hilltribe Village on the way back to Chiang Mai. Dinner and overnight in Chiang Mai.

Learn about the attractions, festivals, events, demographics, history… and Chiang Rai Golden Triangle

Day 12: Chiang Mai – Bangkok – Departure. (B)

Breakfast at hotel, then free at leisure until time transfer to Phuket airport flight back to Bangkok and connecting to your next flight.

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