The Best Of Thailand And Vietnam
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On this journey to Thailand, you will explore many spectacular ancient temples, visit the ancient masterpiece of Ayuthaya, on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage, tour war memorials, lounge on the beach, shop for souvenirs at local markets, speed boat on Pattaya coral island and learn traditional cooking styles on this immersive voyage into Asia.
Your journey continues on another 12 days through Vietnam. Discover all the most famous landmarks of Hanoi City, see the stunning scenery of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges in Sapa, hike through bamboo forests, the cascading Giang Ta Chai waterfall, visit local villages, hop aboard an Halong Cruise and sail through thousands of islands, explore the huge Surprise Cave, visit Cat Ba island, Viet Hai village, Do Tai Chi on boat in Halong bay, and finally wind through the picturesque tributaries of the famous Mekong and end your trip by hopping out at the vibrant Cai Rang floating market.

Tour #: 130718Te649 Tour Fee: $3880 Flexible Payment: $300 (booking ends )

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Trip Name: The Best Of Thailand And Vietnam

Trip Date(s):
Thursday March 25th 2021- $3900

Trip Length: 21 days

Trip Type: Adults

Destination Continent: Asia

Destination Country: Thailand & Vietnam

Tour ID: 130718Te649

Upfront Deposit: $300

Trip Highlights

On this journey to Thailand, you will explore many spectacular ancient temples, visit the ancient masterpiece of Ayuthaya, on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage, tour war memorials, lounge on the beach, shop for souvenirs at local markets, speed boat on Pattaya coral island and learn traditional cooking styles on this immersive voyage into Asia.
Your journey continues on another 12 days through Vietnam. Discover all the most famous landmarks of Hanoi City, see the stunning scenery of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges in Sapa, hike through bamboo forests, the cascading Giang Ta Chai waterfall, visit local villages, hop aboard an Halong Cruise and sail through thousands of islands, explore the huge Surprise Cave, visit Cat Ba island, Viet Hai village, Do Tai Chi on boat in Halong bay, and finally wind through the picturesque tributaries of the famous Mekong and end your trip by hopping out at the vibrant Cai Rang floating market.

Trip Daily Itinerary

DAY 1 : ARRIVE BANGKOK
Arrive at Bangkok International Airport. Welcome and transfer to your hotel by a private car.
Overnight stay at Ecotel Bangkok hotel or similar in Bangkok
Bangkok is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities. Created as the Thai capital in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is a national treasure house and Thailand's spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.


DAY 2 : BANGKOK CITY TOUR / BAAN KANITTHA RESTAURANT / NIGHTLIFE
Meals : Breakfast (hotel) / Lunch / Dinner 

After Breakfast at the hotel, we go to the Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago, then we visit the following:
- Colorful Flower Market, a spectacular wholesale flower market near Chinatown. Hundreds of varieties of cut flowers and tropical plants are offered at very low prices.
- Wat Trimit, known for its famous Golden Buddha. The beautiful image of solid gold is three meters high and weighs five and a half tons.
- Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), founded in the 16th century, the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city. Wat Pho was the first open university of Thailand which offered courses in several branches of knowledge like literature, astrology, medicine and massage. It's well known for its huge Reclining Buddha, 46 m. long and 15 m. high.

Lunch at local restaurant by riverside.

Afternoon, we visit Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is so richly and intricately decorated that, once entering the temple, you will feel as if you are in a real "city of angels"

We continue our city-sightseeing tour along Ratchadumnoen Rd.(The Royal's Way). En route you can see many magnificent temples and architectural buildings, including the city pillar shrine, National Museum, Democracy Monument, Golden Mountain, Thai Boxing Stadium, Anantasamakhom Palace, National Assembly, Dusit Zoo and Chitlada Palace King's Residence.

We dine at Baan Kanittha Restaurant, located on the Sathorn road, one of the best Restaurant in Bangkok. You can enjoy all sorts of delicious food. After dinner If you are still full of energy, a guide will accompany you on a special Bangkok night tour.

Overnight stay at Ecotel Bangkok hotel or similar in Bangkok


DAY 3 : FLOATING MARKET & ROSE GARDEN TOUR / BANGKOK SKY RESTAURANT / NIGHTLIFE
Meals : Breakfast (hotel) / Lunch / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we go to The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a very attractive place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. Experience Thais rural life and a charm of countryside at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Depart floating market to visit the wood carving factory. Then head to Rose Garden Country Resort for buffet lunch.

Enjoy the unique and unforgettable experience of the world-renowned Thai Village Cultural Show, featuring an impressive cast of 150 performers, portrays captivating scenes of everyday life in rural Thailand and ‘Thai ways’ and offers a vivid introduction to: Thai living, the ‘cycle of life’, time-honored customs and traditions in an agricultural community in Thailand; the Thai passion for festive fun or ‘sanuk’ and Thai ‘joie de vivre’ -the celebration of a good life and good times, as expressed in the folk songs and dance of the four regions of Thailand.

We dine at Bangkok Sky Restaurant, located on the top of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel which is the tallest hotel in Thailand. You can enjoyed all sorts of delicious food while enjoying the sight of Bangkok. After dinner, you can access to the observation and revolving roof decks, which offers its visitors a spectacularly clear view of Bangkok in all its panoramic glory.

If you are still full of energy, a guide will accompany you on a special Bangkok night tour.

Overnight stay at Ecotel Bangkok hotel or similar in Bangkok

 

DAY 4 : AYUTHAYA & SUMMER PALACE / YOK YOR RESTAURANT / NIGHTLIFE
Meals : Breakfast (hotel) / Lunch / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we go to Ayutthaya, located 76 kms. north of Bangkok. It was one of Indo-China's most prosperous cities and is one of Thailand's major historical attractions. The grandeur of Ayutthaya is reflected by numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the city . The island surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lop Buri Rivers. The area, well conserved as a historical park, has been included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage since 13 December 1991. Ayutthaya covers an area of 2,556 square kilometers.
We visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace that was first used by the royal court as a Summer retreat in the 17th century. However, the Palace was destroyed with the fall of Kingdom of Ayutthaya and was restored by King Rama IV in the mid-19th century. Most of the buildings that exist today date from the reign of King Rama V, who regularly spent his Summers there. The structures represent a variety of architectural styles, set in a large park around ponds and waterways. The only royal residence open to the public is the Chinese-style Wehat Chamroon Palace, constructed entirely of materials imported from China. In addition, there is an Italian-style palace, a circular pavilion with steps leading down to a pool, the graceful Thai-style Aisawan Tippaya Asna Pavilion in the middle of a lake, and, across one of the waterways, a Buddhist chapel in the neo-Gothic style with stained-glass windows. Scattered around the extensive gardens are European statues as well as monuments ordered to be built by King Rama V in memory of members of his family, one of them a much-loved Queen who drowned in a boating accident. Continue to Wat Phananchoeng. This monastery is the most revered by the inhabitants of Ayutthaya, was built in A.D. 1325.
We also visit Wat Yai Chaimongkhon where one can see the large pagodas, built to celebrate the victory of his single-handed combat on the elephant's back during Ayutthaya capital. Lunch will be provide at riverside restaurant.
We visit Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a large bronze cast Buddha image was originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of king Songtham. During the fall of Ayutthaya, the building was badly destroyed by fire. The one currently seen was reconstructed, but does not have as beautiful craftsmanship as the previous one. The open area East of the sanctuary was where the royal cremation ceremonies took place.
We continue to visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet. This is the most important temple within the Royal Palace compound and the original from which the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok has been copied. Three outstanding Ceylonese style pagodas were built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthayan kings.
We dine at Yok Yor Restaurant, located on the Sathorn road one of the best Restaurant in Bangkok. You can enjoy all sorts of delicious food. After dinner If you are still full of energy, a guide will accompany you on a special Bangkok night tour.

Overnight stay at Ecotel Bangkok hotel or similar in Bangkok

 

DAY 5 : KANCHANABURI AND TIGER TEMPLE TOUR/ YOK YOR RESTAURANT / NIGHTLIFE
Meals : Breakfast (hotel) / Lunch / Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we go to Kanchanaburi including the Bridge over the River Kwai. Be amazed at with an extreme experience of a "Tiger Watch" in the Buddhist temple-cum-tiger conservation centre.
We visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. It contains the remains of 6,982 war prisoners (mostly the British, Dutch, Australian and American) who lost their lives during the construction of the Bridge over the River Kwai and the railway to Burma (the Death Railway). Continue to JEATH War Museum, a realistic depiction of prisoner of war living quarters, with photographic, pictorial and physical memorabilia dating from World War II.
Then, we have a scenic boat ride along the Maeklong River to the World famous Bridge over the River Kwai to visit world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied prisoners of war. Take leisurely walks around town and pictures on the world-renowned Death Railway.
For lunch, you can enjoy Thai spicy food and great view of the bridge on floating restaurant.
After launch, we visit Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua - well known as Tiger Temple. The Tiger Temple is a rescue centre for wild animals and the home of wild tigers, wild pigs, deer, antelopes, water buffalos, apes and a hand full other animals. The tigers are taken out from their cage from in the afternoon and visitors can even touch them. The tigers brought tiger cubs into the world there.
We dine at a local Restaurant.

Overnight stay at Ecotel Bangkok hotel or similar in Bangkok

 

DAY 6 : JIM THOMPSON'S THAI HOUSE & VIMANMEK MANSION/ YOK YOR RESTAURANT / NIGHTLIFE
Meals : Breakfast (hotel) / Lunch / Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we go to Vimanmek Mansion, the world's largest building made entirely of golden teak. The three story wooden palace has 81 rooms, halls and ante-rooms, and now Thailand's first handicraft museum. The Jim Thompson's House is one of the best preserved traditional Thai houses in Bangkok city. Jim Thompson, an American, a former member of the US Office of Strategic Services came to Thailand during the World War II. He revived the flagging silk weaving industry later at the end of the war. Now a day, the house contains connoisseur collections of Asian artifacts and antiques.
We visit Jim Thompson's Thai House. This remarkable Thai style house is named after the man who created it from several exceptional examples of traditional Thai domestic architecture. Jim Thompson came to Thailand at the end of World War II. He became famous for reviving the Thai silk industry before disappearing under mysterious circumstances somewhere in Malaysia. Now a museum, Jim Thompson’s Thai House contains connoisseur collections of Asian artifacts and antiques.
Then, we visit Vimanmek Mansion (Cloud Mansion), the world’s largest building made entirely of golden teak. The three story wooden palace has 81 rooms, halls and ante-rooms. The building was originally constructed on Srichang Island in the Gulf of Siam. In 1901, the building was removed to the Dusit Palace by the command of King Rama V (King Chulalongkorn). Many rooms currently maintain the atmosphere of the past. Most of the building in the same compound are now used as museums.
You may also visit Abhisek Dusit Hall, which exhibits H.M. Queen Sirikit's collection of handicraft masterpieces created by rural people. The other displays of various items and art objects including H.M. King Bhumibol's photography, paraphernalia of rank and portraits, ancient cloth, clocks, and royal carriages.
We continue our city-sightseeing tour along Ratchadumnoen Rd.(The Royal's Way). En route you can see many magnificent architectural buildings, including Anantasamakhom Palace, Parliament House, Dusit Zoo and Chitlada Palace King's Residence.
Overnight stay at Ecotel Bangkok hotel or similar in Bangkok


DAY 7 : DEPART BANGKOK TO PATTAYA
Meals : Breakfast (hotel)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until your private transfer to Pattaya and extend your relaxing stay in Pattaya, 

Optional Activity: today, you can tour around Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, which is the largest crocodile farm in the world with 100,000 crocodiles and it boasts the largest crocodile in the world, named Yai, which is 20ft long. The farm is 2 km south of Bangkok. At the zoo, you can see a wide variety of animals other than crocodiles, including elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys, horses, and hippos. There are frequent crocodile shows, famous for the performers putting their heads inside a crocodile's mouth. After this, we transfer you to your Pattaya hotel.


Overnight stay at Metro Resort hotel or similar in Pattaya

Pattaya is a popular resort on the North Gulf Coast of Eastern Thailand, 150 km south-east of Bangkok. Most famous for its go-go and beer bars, it's also one of Thailand's best locations for all manner of sports and activities. Pattaya has everything to offer to holiday makers; wide beaches, water sports, interesting attractions, sightseeing, shopping, great hotels and resorts, international dining experiences - together of course with a raucous and naughty nightlife scene that's talked about the world over - makes Pattaya's formula for fun a big winner. This is the place where you can fill your day with endless activities.

 

DAY 8: FREE DAY IN PATTAYA
Meals : Breakfast (hotel)
Breakfast at the hotel .Enjoy your free time on the beach, relax, swimming, sporting and diner at Nang-Nuan Seafood restaurant.

You can visit cabarets show and after show to see pattaya by night or back to the hotel.

Optional Activity: Today, you can escape from the bustling city and go to the relaxing countryside and enjoy a cooking class with a local family in a local village. Upon arrival at the house, you can take a walk around the farm while the chef explains about the herbs and ingredients. Then, you'll learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared on the terrace. After lunch, you are free to relax, after going back to the hotel.


Overnight stay at Metro Resort hotel or similar in Pattaya


DAY 9: PATTAYA COROL ISLAND TOUR
Meals : Breakfast (hotel) and launch

(Complimentary Half Day Tour)* subject to changes*
We sail across the sparkling aqua-blue water of the Gulf of Thailand to the Coral Island (Koh Lan). Here under the brilliant tropical sun, you can relax, swim, or snorkel or simply bronze yourself on the island's golden beaches. After a delicious buffet lunch, board on a glass-bottomed boat to view the beautiful coral formations around the island. Return to Pattaya Bay in the late afternoon.
Overnight stay at Metro Resort hotel or similar in Pattaya


DAY 10: PATTAYA
Meals : Breakfast at Bangkok hotel

Today you are free to do your last minute shopping till it is time for us to bring you back to the airport in Bangkok. We take a flight to Hanoi airport to for transfer to Vietnam.

******The journey to Vietnam Begins******

DAY 10: HANOI CITY TOUR (L)
We arrival in Hanoi and transfer to our hotel. After a refreshment, we start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam)- Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at local restaurants. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.
At 18.00, getback to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner while exploring the streets of Hanoi. After your dinner, around 20.00,  our tour assistant pick you up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap train station. S/he will lead you to your cabin on the train. The train departs for Sapa and you sleep the night on train. Travel time approx 9 hrs.

DAY 11:  SAPA- Y LINH HO- LAO CHAI- TA VAN  ( B,L,D)
At 5.00am, we arrive in Lao Cao station. We will go to Lao Cai railway station by van, to take you to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour.
After breakfast and a morning shower, start the first 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue on 2km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong. We have lunch at the house of a local family, and then we walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay for the night. It is a great opportunity to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes.
Overnight in a local house of a friendly Dzay familly.


DAY 12: TA VAN- GIANG TA CHAI- SU PAN- SA PA (B,L,D)
Enjoy mountainous landscape with your sunrise coffee, then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities. Here we will experience their daily life then cross over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to visit Supan village of the H’mong people. We then take the bus back to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in our hotel in Sapa.
At 17.00, going to Lao Cao station and going back to Hanoi on a night train. Overnight on the train.

DAY 13: HA NOI- HA LONG BAY (B,L,D)
We arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (in Hanoi) at 5.00am. Our tour assistant welcomes you back and accompany you to your hotel for morning shower and have a breakfast.
Around 08.00, our guide pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. We stop by at Humanity center to take a rest and enjoy local specialties after 2h. We arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.

After lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay- Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.

You can spend your evening by doing fun activities like squid fishing and karaoke program or just watching stars on sundeck. Spend romantic night on board and overnight on board.

 

DAY 14: HALONG BAY- NAM CAT ISLAND (B,L,D)
Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served on boat. After breakfast, we start cruising to visit Van Gia floating village and passing by Halong Pearl Farm. Then, we take a local boat  to Lan Ha bay and bike at Catba national park, to visit VietHai village. In the valley of the heart of Cat Ba National Park. we visit Nam Cat Island and having lunch.

In the afternoon, you can do swimming or kayaking to explore the untouched area in LanHa bay. At 15:30, Check in the Deluxe Bungalow on Nam Cat island- Catba Sandy Beach resort.  You will also have free time for kayaking and swimming in private island, or spend your leisure time on your own.
Dinner and overnight in the bungalow on Nam Cat island.

DAY 15: HA LONG BAY- HA NOI- HUE (B,L)
Early morning, start your new day on Halong bay with doing morning exercises, Taichi or hunting photos and have breakfast with coffee or tea. After breakfast, our bus takes you to Cai Beo harbor to get on “Day Boat”. Then visit Ba Hang Fishing Village by tender to experience the lifestyle of local people. Back to boat restaurant to join cooking class and enjoy lunch.

At 11.45, we disembark and transfer back to Hanoi and arrive in Hanoi at 16.30.
Flight to Hue City. Overnight at hotel in Hue.


DAY 16: HUE CITY TOUR (B,L)
Today, after breakfast, at 08.00, our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang’s Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh’s Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN- Vietnam Traditional Kungfu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. On our way, we stop to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
At afternoon, we visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty and the 7-storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. We return by boat on the gentle Perfume River and you should not miss the sunset on the river. You will come back to your hotel at 17.30pm to pick up your luggage.
Transfer to Hoi An and stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 17: HOI AN- MY SON SANCTUARY (B,L)
Morning, at 8.00, our tour guide picks you up at your hotel and you leave Hoi An for visiting My Son Holly Land - the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which still now a secret to everyone. Also, you can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Moreover, you have chance to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms.

Afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries is now a beautiful city that can’t be missed while touring the South East Asian region. While walking through the city, we will visit Hoi An's Colorful Local MarketTan Ky Old HouseFu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 18: HOI AN- HO CHI MINH (B)
Morning, your leisure time for exploring the ancient town yourself or get a coffee to enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the town. Afternoon, transfer to Da Nang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 19: HO CHI MINH- MEKONG DELTA (B,L)
Around 8.00am, we leave Ho Chi Minh city while enjoying the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, we visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. We proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then, we take a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre while cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals.

After, have a short cycling tour, you can enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. We also visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. We continue our tour to Can Tho, after which you will have free time to visit bustling Can Tho market by yourself.
Stay overnight in Can Tho.

DAY 20: MEKONG DELTA- HO CHI MINH (B,L)
Today, we take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Rang floating market (Alt: Phong Dien market), which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then, we wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only 1 stem of bamboo followed by visiting the orchard garden.
We stop for lunch. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh city by bus, the last stop is to see how incense sticks are made. We arrive in Ho Chi Minh city at 05.30pm.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 21: HO CHI MINH & CU CHI TUNNEL- DEPARTURE (B,L)
Today at morning, we have Ho Chi Minh City tour. We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (optional Ben Thanh Market- only drop off).
Afternoon, visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists- the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
We will finish the tour at 17.30. We transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

Trip Supplements

After making your trip reservation, on My Account page, you can add any of below supplements to your trip.

  • Single Room Occupancy

    An option to have your own room at the hotel while being on the trip and enjoy the total privacy.

  • Thai Cooking Class

    Escape from the bustling city and go to the relaxing countryside and enjoy a cooking class with a local family in a local village. Upon arrival at the house, you can take a walk around the farm while the chef explains about the herbs and ingredients. Then, you'll learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared on the terrace. After lunch, you are free to relax, after going back to the hotel.

  • World's Largest Crocodile Farm

    On this trip supplement, we tour you around Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, which is the largest crocodile farm in the world with 100,000 crocodiles and it boasts the largest crocodile in the world, named Yai, which is 20ft long. The farm is 2 km south of Bangkok. At the zoo, you can see a wide variety of animals other than crocodiles, including elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys, horses, and hippos. There are frequent crocodile shows, famous for the performers putting their heads inside a crocodile's mouth. After this, we transfer you to your Pattaya hotel.


Escorted Package Info

  • 20 nights First Class accommodations: 6 night stay at Ecotel Bangkok hotel or similar in Bangkok, 3 night stay at Metro Resort or similar in Pattaya, 2 night stay on train, 1 night on a local family, 1 night on the boat, 1 night on the Bungalow on Nam Cat island, 1 night at Orchid hotel or similar in Hue, 2 nights at Vinh Hung III hotel or similar in Hoi An, 1 night at Hau Giang hotel or similar in Can Tho, 2 night at Hoang Hai Long hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh
  • One way flight from Thailand to Vietnam
  • All transfers
  • Meals as stated on the itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary with private transport
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.  
  • Services of English-speaking local guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Toll and parking fees
  • One dinner at Baiyoke Sky hotel
  • Pattaya coral island by speed boat
  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boats in Hue and Mekong Delta.
  • Kayakking: Safe, clean and beautiful as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Room on boat in Halong bay with Air Conditioner
  • Train tickets: Ha Noi- Lao Cai and return.

Important Reminders

  • Tour Fee
    Tour prices are LAND ONLY and double occupancy. The total tour fee for a single occupancy traveler is $4,990.
  • Roommate Matching
    If you have a preference for a roommate, please let us know full first and last name. Otherwise, we will match you up with a roommate as long as you're a non-smoker. You must book at least 90 days prior to the tour date to take advantage of our free roommate match up service. Don't let not having a roommate keep you from going on this amazing trip!
  • Flight Reservation Instructions
    Depending on your departure point, you may experience a long flight, so we advise you to arrange your flight early enough to get to the Bangkok airport (BKK) or Suvarnabhumi Airport on 3/25/2017. Also, you should schedule your return flight on 4.14/2017 from SGN or Tan Son Nhat International airport in the Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam. We may assist you with your flight reservations via our Travel Services.

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