Day 1. Bangkok
Arrive at Bangkok, Thailand by air. Upon arrival in
Bangkok check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Novotel Bangkok International
Airport (superior room)
Day 2. Bangkok-Phnom
Today we board our flight to Phnom Penh, capital of
Cambodia. After lunch, we have a guided city tour, including
the National Museum with its beautiful collection of
Khmer artworks, the Royal Palace with its combination
of Asian and French architecture, the Silver Pagoda
boasting a floor of solid silver and a visit to market
filled with local delicate handicrafts and silverwork.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal (state
Day 3. Phnom
Early this morning, we take a short flight to Siem Reap,
where we begin our explorations of Angkor Temple complex,
considered to be the most spectacular sights in all
The Khmer Temples of Angkor Wat , which was built in
the 12th century , are one of the world wonders. Khmer
culture, which held its greatest power from the 8th
through the 12th century, had its greatest flowering
in Angkor. Initially Hindu and later Buddhist, the exquisite
sculpture and bas-relief work that adorn the temples
and buildings of the complex recount the myth and mysticism
of the once great culture. Social decline, brought on
by war, and the encroachment of the surrounding rain
forest cloaked Angkor in the a veil of mystery that
kept Angkor a secret until the early 20th century when
a French adventurer discovered the ruins beneath the
dense undergrowth of the forest during a lighting storm.
Victoria Angkor Hotel ( superior)
Day 4. Angkor
We continue our explorations of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom,
and the Bayon Temple.
Bayon, situated in the center of the town of Ankor Thom,
is the Buddhist shrine with its 49 towers and huge portraits
of meditating Buddha facing the four geographical directions.
In the afternoon, we will also visit the magnificent
Ta Prohm, Anteay Kdei, Srah Srang and Kravan Temples
and Preah Khan.
Victoria Angkor Hotel ( superior)
Day 5. Siem
Today we fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon),Vietnam.
The city still retains its old charm. A city orientation
tour bring us to the cavernous General Post Office,
the City hall and the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral,
the former Presidential Palace, Tien Hau Pagoda and
the bustling Chinatown of Cholon.
Caravelle Hotel (deluxe)
Day 6. Saigon
Today we drive to Cu Chi and visit the amazing complex
of underground tunnels. There are more than 200 km of
underground tunnels, comprising a main axis system with
many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters
and other tunnels. We continue to Tay Ninh, centre of
the Cao-Dai religion founded in 1926, a combination
of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism.
The Temple draws its architectural influence from both
Europe and the Orient and the style is quite extraordinary.
You will have the opportunity to watch the worshippers
in their white long tunics during noon mass. Return
to the city, we will visit the Ben Thank Market where
we are able to shop for souvenirs.
Caravelle Hotel (Deluxe)
Day 7. Saigon-
We take a morning flight to Danang, a beautiful port
city situated in the center of a horseshoe bay. In Danang,
we visit the Cham Museum, which offers a glimpse of
the ancient and artistic kingdom of Champa that ruled
Vietnam for a thousand years. Then enjoy an excursion
to the Marble Mountains, a range of five mountain peaks
representing the elements of the universe- Water, Fire,
Earth, Metal and Wood. We climb up the Water Mountain
to visit the Buddhist sanctuaries and pagodas and get
a glimpse of the nearby China Beach, a favorite R&R
retreat during the Vietnam War.
Furama Resort ( largoon view room)
Day 8. Danang-Hue
We set off this morning to the charming historic town
of Hoi Ann, a relic of bygone days. Hoi Ann was one
of the major ports of Southeast Asia from 17th to 19th
centuries. Chinese Japanese and Portuguese traders had
small communities here, and old wooden houses, bridges
and temples are reminiscent of a Vietnam centuries past.
We enjoy a walking tour and lunch here before our journey
to ancient royal capital of Hue via the beautiful Pass
of the Clouds.
Arrive Hue in the afternoon,we visit royal tomb of Tu
Duc, the Citadel modeled after the Forbidden City in
Beijing and browse the exotic wares in the colorful
La Residence Hue
Day 9. Hue-
In the morning we take a boat trip on the Perfume River
to the Thien Mu Pagoda, whose 70-foot tower is one of
the most famous structures in all Vietnam. Afterwards
we continue to the tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang, set
in a beautiful countryside. After lunch, we leave by
air to Hanoi. Upon arrival transfer to the renowned
colonial style hotel, the Metropole, in the heart of
Sofitel Metropole ( Premium)
Day 10. Hanoi
Hanoi, the capital and political center of modern Vietnam,
still retains a vivid charm, with its wide shady tree-lined
boulevards and French architecture. Todays sightseeing
will include the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, the One Pillar
Pagoda, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument
made of huge amounts of marble and granite.
Also visit the Temple of Literature, and see the fascinating
historical and archeological Museum, which houses a
collection of ancient bronze objects. After lunch we
set off for Halong Bay, passing by the paddy fields
and small towns of Red River Delta.
Halong Plaza Hotel ( superior)
Day 11. Halong
Discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area
of outstanding nature beauty.
"Dragon descending to the sea" as it is known
in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than
1,000 limestone islets from the sea, many of them containing
beautiful grottoes. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise among
the cave-dotted islands and small fishing boats. We
return Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Sofitel Metropole (premium)
Day 12. Hanoi-Vientiane
Depart Hanoi by air for Vientiane this morning. Arrive
at Watty Airport and transfer to your hotel. Serene,
timeless Laos is one of Asias most unvisited,
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Vientiane includes visits
to Hophrakeo, Vat Si Saket, Patousay (the Arc of Triumph)
and That Luang Stupa.
Settha Palace ( deluxe)
Day 13. Vientiane-
We visit a morning market before transfer to the airport
for the flight to Luang Prabang, second city of Laos
and former imperial capital. After lunch Visit Vat Phousy
on the top of the hill overlooking the Mekong River,
Vat May, Vat Visoun and the beautiful Vat Xieng Thong.
Villa Santi Hotel (deluxe)
Day 14. Luang
A river boat excursion takes us upstream on the Mekong
River to visit the famous caves of Pak-Ou, located at
the side of the steep cliff on the bank of the Mekong
River housing hundreds of Buddha statues. Picnic lunch
at the bamboo cottage at the bank of the river. En route,
visit a local rice-wine distillery and Ban Phanom weaving
Return to hotel in the late afternoon.
Villa Santi Hotel (deluxe)
Day 15. Luang
Visit the National museum (the former king' palace)
and transfer to the airport for your flight back Bangkok.
On arrival, met by your guide and transfer to the your
hotel on the banks of Chao Phraya River. Free at leisure
rest of the day.
Shangri-La Bangkok( deluxe room)
Day 16. Bangkok
Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight or
extend your journey to another destination of the Orient.
*(Each departure is limited to 12 person; day one are
arrival dates in Bangkok)
Land package price:
$3890 per person double occupancy;
Single hotel room supplement: $1280
Land package price
- Intra city flights coach class
- Deluxe hotel accomodation double occupancy
- Daily western breakfast at hotel (total 15)
- Comprehensive private guided tours, visits and all
- Private English speaking guide in each destination
- Daily lunch on the tour ( total 14 lunches)
- Applicable hotel taxes
Not included in
the package price:
- International transpacific airfare
- Visa processing fee
- Other costs not stated as included