Hanoi - Stilt house of Ho Chi Minh - One Pillar Pagoda - Temple of Literature - Museum of Ethnology - Old Quarter - Hoan Kiem Lake - Halong Bay - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village - Ban Khoang village - Sapa - Hanoi - Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei - Roluos group - Preah Ko - Bakong - Lolei - Beng Melea Temple - Tonle Sap Lake - Bangkok - Royal Grand Palace - Emerald Buddha - Phuket - Bangkok.
Day 1 : Hanoi - arrival (D)
Day 2 : Hanoi – City tour (B / L)
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay (B / L / D) (160 km – 3h30)
Day 4 : Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai (B / L) by night train.
Day 5 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village (B / L / D) (trekking – 11km)
Day 6 : Ta Phin village - Ban Khoang village - Sapa - Hanoi (B / L)
Day 7 : Hanoi - Siem Reap | by plane 1h30' (B)
Day 8 : Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B / L)
Day 9 : Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Roluos group - Bakong (B / L)
Day 10 : Siem Reap - Beng Mealea Temple - Tonle Sap Lake (B / L / D)
Day 11 : Siem Reap - Bangkok by plane (B)
Day 12 : City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha. (B / L / D)
Day 13 : Bangkok – Phuket by plane (B)
Day 14 : Phuket - free time (B)
Day 15 : Phuket - free time (B)
Day 16 : Phuket – Bangkok – Departure (B)
Day 1: Hanoi - arrival (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel for check-in. Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand start. In the early evening, you have a chance to watch a water puppet performance, a distinct traditional art of Vietnam in which split-bamboo screen puppets controlled by the hidden people perform in the water. Then you enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B / L)
Wake up in the morning, enjoy your breakfast then we start the second day of tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand in Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi, which is the resting place of Viet Minh leader Ho Chi Minh, founder. The next destination of your visit today is the One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông, first built in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond after he had a dream vision of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. You keep exploring Ancient Hanoi with an exploration of the Temple of Literature, the first national university in Vietnam first founded by the time of King Lý Nhân Tông. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
A short break at noon then you continue tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand to visit the Museum of Ethnology where you have a chance to witness the documents of 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. We continue the tour with The Old Quarter. You will take 1.5 hours to wander around the narrow corner of Ancient Hanoi. It includes 36 old streets, each of which represents the type of merchandise sold in.
After enjoying the ancient atmosphere of streets as Hang Buom, Ta Hien, Dinh Le, Hang Be (famed for its typical food named Mam Tep Chung Thit) and witnessing the daily life of local here, we go on visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning Lake of the Returned Sword. From here you can enjoy a very nice walk along the lake or back to the hotel. You should your camera and take a beautiful picture on The Huc red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B / L / D) (160 km – 3h30)
Breakfast and then tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand offer the trip to Halong Bay - the World Heritage Site listed by Unesco located in Quang Ninh Province. Once there at around 12h30, you will board on a traditional junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. While peacefully sailing across the Bay, you might enjoy fresh seafood lunch.
The first stop is the most magical and beautiful cave – Sung Sot Cave means Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave, which is one of the most spectacular grottoes of Ha Long Bay. We will then stop on Titop island, where you can go for a swim, do kayaking and climb to the top of the island to admire a stunning panoramic view of the bay.
After enjoying a fresh seafood dinner on the bay, you can relax and spend the evening watching films or go for squid fishing. Stay overnight on the boat.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai (B / L) (160 km – 3h30)
Enjoy the sunrise on the bay, we join a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck if booked in advance. Enjoying an energizing breakfast then we begin a busy and interesting day with a visit to Luon Cave by small boat. The boat later passes Man Head Island and Tortoise Island. While the boat heads back the pier, it is time for you to check out the cabin and pay all your bills before leaving for the next destination. On the way back, you have a chance to join a demonstration of cutting flowers from fruits and roots. on arriving at the pier, you will check you, leave the junk and transfer to Cua Vang for lunch or you can have the meal on the boat (optional).
Then our driver will transfer you to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, after a short break, in the late afternoon, we continue Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand to head to the railway station to catch the train to Lao Cai (7.5 hours). You have overnight on the train. Or you can reach Sapa by Express Bus on highway (optional) (5 hours).
We arrive in Lao Cai in the next early morning.
Day 5 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village (B / L / D) (trekking 4hours – 12km)
Arrive at Lao Cai railway station at about 6h00AM then transfer to Sapa, which is home for more than 30 minority tribes (Black H’mong, Flower H’mong, Red Dzao) and of Vietnam’s highest peak - Fansipan Mount.
Have breakfast in the hotel or restaurant (optional) before the trip starts.
Today, we walk through Ma Tra village and Ta Phin village. We have lunch at a local restaurant. This itinerary offers you a unique opportunity to contemplate terraced rice fields, beautiful mountains and discover daily life of ethnic groups like Black HMong and Red Dao minority. Stay overnight at a homestay.
Day 6 : Ta Phin village - Ban Khoang - Sapa - Hanoi by Express Bus (B / L)
After breakfast at your homestay, you continue your trek and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Can Ho valley. We will lead you to Ban Khoang village through small isolated hamlets off the beaten track, which gives you the chance to meet with the villagers. In the early afternoon, you will be picked up to return to Sapa by car. Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand gives you free time to enjoy the town before leaving Sapa at 16h00 to reach to Hanoi by Express Bus (or by private car up your request) with a road distance of 400km by highway.
On arrival in Hanoi at around 21h30 (the departure and return time is changeable if you take a private car). Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi - Siem Reap | by plane 1h30' (B)
Free time until transfer to the airport for your flight to Siemreap.
From the center of Siem Reap, you can make a visit to Angkor city, once the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire (802 AD - 1350 AD). After checking into the hotel, you can spend the rest of the day of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand strolling around this beautiful city. Dinner is on your own and overnight in the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B / L)
Breakfast then we kick off the eighth day of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand with an interesting trip to Angkor Thom, beginning at the South Gate entrance. You later have a chance to explore the main temple of Bayon (4-Faced Temple) to admire the last great temple built at the Angkor complex. We keep exploring Great City with visits to such famous spots as Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
After the lunch, we go on discovering the most magnificent and largest of all Angkor temples, symbolizing for the spirit of the Angkorian. Especially, you have a chance to watch the sunset on the temples and admire the fantastic views of Angkor Wat. Returning to Siem Reap for a buffet night meal, you can spend your night seeing a traditional Apsara dance and evoking classical myths.
Dinner on your own and overnight in your hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Roluos Group - Bakong (B / L)
Wake up early in the morning then we spend the day of your Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand tour exploring temples of the Bantaey Srey, famed for its finest carvings of all the Angkor temples. On the way back to Siem Reap, if time permits, we encounter a local village to observe the process of sugar making.
We come to a local restaurant in Siem Reap for lunch. After the lunch, you keep exploring the temples of the Roluos which are built from the early Angkor period (802-1431), starting with a visit to Preah Ko, the first temple built in the ancient time. Then we go on visiting Preah Ko (Sacred Bull), which was named after the 3 sandstone statues facing the temple's central towers, representing Nandi, the white bull that served as the mount of Shiva. The next place is the temple mountain of Bakong, which is known as the official state one of King Indravarman I in Hariharalaya. We end of the day with a visit to Lolei, famed for its beautiful carved lintels and false doors.
We return to your hotel in Siem Reap for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap - Beng Mealea Temple - Tonle Sap lake (B / L / D)
At 8:00 am, our driver will welcome you at your selected hotel then transfer to mysterious Beng Mealea Temple dating back 11 century via the Cambodian undiscovered areas (60 km). It is an Angkor-style temple where the vines and roots of ancient trees grow through the broken galleries. This hidden temple complex is basically made from sandstone and contains carvings of Buddhist motifs, creating the legendary beauty of the temple.
Then we come to Tonle Sap Lake for the cruise trip. Lunch is served en route. While sailing along Tonle Sap Lake, we make a stop at the Chong Kneas floating village have a chance to talk with the locals here to get more knowledge about to their routine life as well as witness how they make a living on Tonle Sap Lake. The next stop of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand on the tenth day is a fish farm and a crocodile farm.
Returning to the town of Siem Reap, you will enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance, and be amazed by the dancers in traditional customs presenting Cambodian folk stories. Then the buffet dinner is served.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 11 : Siem Reap – Bangkok by plane (B)
Breakfast in Siem Reap then you have free time until our driver comes to pick you up and transfer to the airport for the short flight to Bangkok. On arrival at the airport in Bangkok, you will be welcomed by our driver then transferred to your selected hotel in Bangkok for check-in. Then the rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the busy Bangkok city. Meals are on your own. Enjoy your night of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand in modern city, Bangkok.
Day 12: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha. (B / L / D)
Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast then we kick off the new day with visits to two of the most unique Buddhist temples in Bangkok namely The Buddha in Wat Traimit and the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Po. We later have a visit to The Royal Grand Palace. Known as the most beautiful examples of the ancient Thai court, The Royal Grand Palace is a must-see place while in Bangkok. The last destination of your morning tour is the Temple of the sacred Emerald Buddha.
After enjoying your meal in the restaurant, we keep Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand by exploring the city with a cruise trip to the Chao Phraya River’s edge by a traditional style "Long Tail Boat" where you have a chance to discover the old canals of the Thonburi side of Bangkok as well as observe the old lifestyle of the locals here. On the way, you can stop to buy the snack, purchase knick-knacks, or even use a toilet. The next destination of your visit today is the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), famed for its silhouette. The local story goes that the shards of pottery decorating its 79 m tall spire came from a nearby shipwreck 100 years ago.
We then come back to the hotel for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Bangkok.
Day 13: Bangkok – Phuket by plane (B)
Today we will move to Phuket by a morning flight
The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax on the wonderful beach. Meals are on your own and overnight in the hotel. Enjoy your wonderful time of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand in Phuket.
Day 14: Phuket - free time (B)
Enjoy your breakfast then you can spend the whole day relaxing on the beach with such interesting activities as swimming, sunbathing and other water recreations games. In the evening, you come back to the hotel for the night. Meals are on your own. Enjoy your wonderful time of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand in Phuket.
Day 15: Phuket - free time (B)
Enjoy your breakfast then you can spend the whole day relaxing on the beach with such interesting activities as swimming, sunbathing and other water recreations games. In the evening, you come back to the hotel for the night. Meals on your own. Enjoy your wonderful time of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand in Phuket.
Day 16: Phuket – Bangkok – Departure (B)
Breakfast at your hotel then we can spend the last day walking around the Phuket or shopping for some souvenirs until our driver comes to transfer you for the flight to Bangkok connecting to your next flight going home. Meals are on your own.
End of Tours of Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand.
Contact with Galatourist Travel Agent for more tours !