Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

TICN08: 13 Days Private Tour of Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Bangkok
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $2489 per person Free Inquiry
Ho Chi Minh's stilt housesQuan Thanh Temple, HanoiCentral Post Office, Ho Chi Minh CityLocal market in VietnamWat Phra Kaew, BangkokDamnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
Upon arrival, our friendly guide will meet you at the exit of Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, and you will be transferred to the hotel in a comfortable car to start this Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand trip. This afternoon, our guide will accompany you to take a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter which is brimmed with quaint buildings combining both French and Vietnamese architectural features. We will stop at the Hoan Kiem Lake in the midway to take a leisure walk. Dinner will be served at one of the most famous local restaurants.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour
After breakfast, our guide will meet you at the hotel and escort you to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (it is closed every Monday, Friday & annual maintenance during Jun-Aug) and stilt houses. You will take pictures at the golden Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda, and enjoy the academic atmosphere while visiting the Temple of Literature. A visit to either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum is also included today. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance at the Thang Long Theater.

More about Vietnamese food:
Hanoi is a gastronomic capital. If you want to taste the best Vietnamese food, you can definitely go to this city. Delicacies such as Fried Rice Noodles (Phở), Spring Rolls (Nem Rán/Chả giò), Baguette Sandwich (Bánh mì), Pancake (Bánh xèo), Hot Pot (Lẩu/Cù lao), drip coffee (Cà phê Việtnam) and beer (Bia) cannot be missed.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Ho Chi Minh's stilt houses
Ho Chi Minh's stilt houses
Quan Thanh Temple, Hanoi
Quan Thanh Temple
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay to board a luxury cruise and stay one night. You will have a wonderful time. (B+L+D)
We will set out for the Halong Bay cruise after breakfast. A 2.5-3 hours' drive will take you to the port. During the cruise, you will see numerous isolated island peaks rising up from the peaceful water, continuously coming into sight. In the afternoon, you will disembark to visit one of the beautiful caves of the Bay. Spend the rest of the time either taking in the incomparable natural scenery, or joining optional activities, such as kayaking, diving and swimming. You will stay overnight in the superior cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Signature Cruise
Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City
Relax on board, disembark around noon. Drive to Hanoi and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Aiport-hotel transfer. (Brunch)
It could be fun to learn Tai Chi on deck if you wake up early today. After a cup of morning tea or coffee, you will be escorted to take a small boat to go sightseeing on nearby islands in our guide's company. Return to the cruise ship to have brunch afterwards. We will disembark at Halong Bay Port around noon.

Then, you will be transferred to Noi Bai Airport for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You will meet our local guide and driver upon arrival and take a private car to the hotel.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City
Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace (former Presidential Palace), Ben Thanh Market, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat). (B+L)
Our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel on time. Then we will start today's private Vietnam tour with the Cu Chi Tunnels, the former underground military base during war times in suburb area. After that, return to the downtown area to learn the history of Ho Chi Minh City by visiting the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace. Afterwards, our guide will take you to visit two bustling shopping blocks, the Ben Thanh Market and Dong Khoi Street, where you can explore on your own. You will also visit the 100-year-old Saigon Central Post Office.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Old Saigon Post Office
Local market in Vietnam
Local market in Vietnam
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh City
A day trip to Ben Tre. Cruise on Ham Luong River, Local orchards and workshops, Countryside tour, Visit a local family. (B+L)
Today, you are going to have a full day exploring the Mekong Delta. We will take a 2-hour's car ride to the Ben Tre where we will accompany you to start a cruise on Ham Luong River. As well our guide will accompany you to experience making process of coconut candy, popcorn and rice paper at local workshops, visit a local family to communicate in a local village and take a cycling or "Xe Loi" tour. When the whole day's visit is over, take the boat back to Ben Tre, and we will transfer you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap. Airport-hotel transfer. Angkor National Museum. (B)
Today, this tour itinerary of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand will be extended to Siem Reap. After breakfast, you are free to explore Ho Chi Minh City on your own. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, our local guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and escort you to check in at the hotel. After some rest, you will be guided to the Angkor National Museum to appreciate a large collection of artistic treasures.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 8 Siem Reap
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm, Apsara Dinner Show. (B+L+D)
Today's memorable private Siem Reap tour will start with a stunning sunrise over the marvelous Angkor Wat, where more than 600 palaces and temples have sat serenely and solemnly for hundreds of years. Then you will be accompanied to enter the Angkor Thom from the southern gate. Then follow a path to the Bayon Temple to take pictures of the smiling faces carved on several tall stupas and vivid reliefs along the corridors. Leave the temple and head toward the Elephant Terraces, built for kings to review the troops in the past. On the opposite side is the Terrace of the Leper King, the cremation platform for royal family, with vivid reliefs of gods, apsaras (female spirits of the clouds and waters), and devils on the side walls.

Afterwards, you will be led to the Ta Prohm Temple where sturdy branches and roots of ancient trees intertwine tightly with remains of the buildings.

In the evening, the Apsara Dance and Dinner Show awaits you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Angkor Wat
Day 9 Siem Reap
Preah Khan, Banteay Srei Temple, pass by local villages, return to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I, stop at Orphanage school. (B+L)
We will set out today to another famous temple, the Preah Khan Temple. Then, drive to the Banteay Srei Temple, a large-scale red architectural complex with delicate carvings. Afterwards, we will return to the ancient capital of the King Indravarman I, also known as the Rolous Group, marking the beginning of the development of Khmer's classic art. We will also take a short visit to the Orphanage school on the way back to Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Siem Reap - Bangkok
Khmer Village, a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake, floating village. Fly to Bangkok. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and escort you to a Khmer Village to experience local life and enjoy the rural landscape. Then, you will be accompanied on a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake to visit some floating villages.

After lunch, head for the Siem Reap Airport and take a flight to Bangkok. Our guide and driver of the Bangkok tour will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15
Day 11 Bangkok
Wat Traimit, Wat Arun (Dawn Temple), Royal Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew. (B+L)
Your private Bangkok tour will start with the Wat Trainmit, enshrining a gaint gold Buddha statue weighing 5.5 tons and measuring 3 meters (10 feet) high. After that, visit the Wat Arun, where halls and stupas are elaboratedly decorated with ceramic chips, glasses and shells. Then, we will go across the river to the Royal Grand Palace to admire the grand imperial buildings sparking in golden glimmer under the sunlight. You can also appreciate the national treasure, a jade Buddha, at the Wat Phra Kaew in the northeast corner of the palace.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
Wat Phra Kaew
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Day 12 Bangkok
Train Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Jim Thompson House. (B+L)
After breakfast, you will be guided on a stroll around a retro commercial block called the Train Market and then enjoy the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on the outskirts of Bangkok by boat. Later, we will head back to the downtown area and visit the Jim Thompson House, a museum exhibiting Thai silk fabrics and other artworks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Departure from Bangkok
Airport see-off. A nice journey! (B)
Today, your 13-day Vietnam-Thailand tour package will come to an end. Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and help you check out the hotel, and then transfer you to the airport for your homeward flight.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
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Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec$2999 $2699$2559 $2303
May-Sep$2909 $2618$2489 $2240
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Three domestic & regional flights (economy class seat): Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon); Saigon - Siem Reap; Siem Reap - Bangkok.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Vietnam and out Thailand.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand Visa fees.
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