Tours in Vietnam Central Highland

Tour in Asia (30D-29N)

Real Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Duration: 30 days/29 nights

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Trip Style: History & Culture - Service Level: Deluxe - Physical Grading: Easy

Highlights

Have different experiences of accommodation (Traditional Long House-on-stilts, Bungalow & Resort, Hotel from 2 to 4 stars). Meet different local people, interact & share with  different minority ethnic groups. All road travel is in comfortable car or van. Your journey is escorted by a local English-speaking tour guide & a driver in each location.

Description

From the spectacular rice terraces in the North to chaotic of Saigon's streets, travel along the length of Vietnam and savor its natural, cultural and historical delights. Meet different hill tribes people in Quangnam, Kontum, Pleiku & Buonmathuot, sail amongst thousands of Karsts limestone islands and islets of Halong Bay, visit famous Phongnha Caves and ancient Hue, chill out in the ancient town of Hoian, marvel at the splendor of Angkor Watt, & discover the amazing Thailand. Allow your expert Tour Guide lead you off the beaten track and discover the cultural treasures as well as the heritages of Indochina. This Real Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand trip offers great values as it introduces to all the main sights in the country, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience the insight cultures and heritages of these 3 countries with interest: Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand.

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Trip overview

Real Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand                            

Tour Code: VCT

Duration: 30 days/29 nights

Destination: Hanoi – Halong – Thanh Hoa – Quang Binh – Phong Nha Cave - Hue - Danang – Hoian – Kontum – Pleiku – Buonmathuot – Hochimininh - Mekong Delta -  ChauDoc – Phnompenh - Siem Riep -     Angkor Watt – Bangkok - ChiangMai – Ayuthayata - Bangkok.

Commence: Hanoi 

Conclude: Bangkok

 Itinerary 

 Day 01: Hanoi Arrival (-/-/D) 

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at NoiBai Airport, pick-up and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, take a rickshaw ride rambling through the maze of Hanoi’s old quarter. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese cuisine. 

Accommodation: Conifer Hotel (****) or similar                                                                                                

Day 02: Hanoi (B/L/-) 

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour to Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda, then visit the Temple of Literature. Move on visiting the  Vietnam National Museum of Ethnology, the attractive collection of 54  different ethnic groups in Vietnam. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi. In the evening, enjoy an unforgettable show at Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre. 

Accommodation: Conifer Hotel (****) or similar

Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D

After breakfast, we leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, the world natural heritage site; enjoy a drive through rural area with scenic views of rice paddy fields and local people at work. After 3,5 hours of driving, embark our Vietnamese wooden junk. Journey through the spectacular limestone islands and floating villages whilst having a delicious seafood lunch, then disembark to visit 'Sung Sot' or “Surprising cave” which is one of the most imposing grottos of the bay. Sail on to the next stop of Titop Island where you can swim and climb up to the top of the island for panoramic views. Tonight, you will be delighted by a candle light seafood dinner on board. Spend the night on board in Halong Bay.

Accommodation: Magaret Cruise (Shared boat with private Cabin)

Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi – Thanh Hoa (B/-/-) 

Up on arrival in Hanoi, you will be transferred to Thanh Hoa, visit Tam Coc - Bich Dong (the three marvelous temples with caves) on the way. Arrive in Than Hoa, you might go swimming after check-in. Free for your own activities to discover Thanh Hoa in the evening. Spend the night in Thanh Hoa.

Accommodation: Sao Mai Hotel (***) or similar

Day 05: Thanh Hoa – Phong Nha (B/L/D)

After breakfast, check-out and follow The Ho Chi Minh Road for sight-seeings. Make stops on the way for meeting local people and taking pictures. Spend the night in Phong Nha.

Accommodation: Saigon-Phongnha Hotel (**) or similar

Day 06: Phong Nha Cave – Hue (B/L/D)

After breakfast, check-out. Start the tour to visit Phong Nha Cave and move on the trip to Hue, make a stop at the 17th parallel (Ben Hai River), visit La Vang Holy Land and Gio Linh Battle Field. Arrive in Hue,  check-in and free for your own activities to discover lovely Hue City. Spend the night in Hue.

Accommodation: Asia Hotel (***) or similar

Day 07: Hue – Danang - Hoi An (B/L/D)

After visiting Hue Citadal, move on to Danang to visit the Cham Museum  and Marble Mountains, a series of large marble outcrops that have acquired mythical significance over centuries. Spend the night in Hoian.

Accommodation: Hoian Glory Hotel & Spa (***) or similar

Day 08: Hoi An (B/L/D)

After breakfast, enjoy a guided walking tour in the ancient town of Hoian to the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phung Hung Ancient House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and Chua Ong Pagoda. In the afternoon, enjoy a peaceful boat ride along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Ceramic Village. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time or stroll around the local stores for shopping and tailoring. Spend the night in Hoian.

Accommodation: Hoian Glory Hotel & Spa (***) or similar

Day 09: Hoian at Leisure (B/-/- ) 

Today, you will have free time for your own exploration in Hoian or just simply relax at the hotel spa to reload some energy before discovering the beauty of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Spend the night in Hoian.

Accommodation: Hoian Glory Hotel & Spa (***) or similar

Day 10: Hoian – Kontum (B/L/D)

Say good bye to Hoi An, depart for Kontum, sight-seeings along the road sides of the Hochiminh Trail, visit Charlie Hill (battle-field), the Wooden Church, the Orphanage & the Rong House (communal house of the Jarai & Banar).

Accommodation: Indochine hotel (***) or similar

NOTES: You either go by road or take a flight from Danang to Buonmathuot, so you do not have to drive quite a long way from Danang-Hoian to Kontum, Pleiku and Buonmathuot (550 km).

Day 11: Kontum – Pleiku – Buonmathuot (B/L/-)

After breakfast, leave for Pleiku, visit T’Nung lake (Sea lake), visit the plantations of coffee, pepper & rubber. Move on to Buonmathuot.

Accommodation: Damsan hotel (***) or similar

Day 12: Buonmathuot – Waterfalls – Ban Don (B/L/D)

After breakfast, visit the 2 famous waterfalls: D’ray Nur & D’ray Sap, continue the trip to YokDon National Park – One of the biggest park of Vietnam with the covering of 115.545 hectares, trekking (2 hours) in the forest to discover its diverse fauna and flora system. Have a picnic. Go up streame of the S’repok River (1 hour) by boat to enjoy the beautiful landscape and to wit the daily routine activities of the residents along the river-sides. For this route, you might have opportunities to see some bird species like king-fisher, drongo, oriole,...  On foot to visit Yang Lanh Village in order to interact and share with local people by exploring the cultures and traditional customs among the different ethnic groups of Ede, M’nong, Laotian,... Visit the tombs of elephants: H’Ban and Păc Kú. Spend the night in the bungalow (traditional long house-on-stilts of the Ede) near by the S’repok’s riversides.

After dinner, you are free for discovering the charming Ban Don.

Accommodation: Ede's traditional long house-on-stilts

Day 13: Ban Don – Lak lake (B/L/D)

After breakfast, leave Ban Don for visiting Lak Lake, make stops along the road sides for sight-seeings and taking pictures, ... Ride Elephant to cross Lak Lake (1 hour), dug-out canoe on Lak Lake (1 hour) for both charming the beauty of the nature of this amazing lake and learning how to fish with the   indigenous M’nong R’lam. Have lunch with local dishes at Lak Lake Resort Restaurant.

On foot (2 hours) to visit 3 different villages:Yang La, Le and Jun to discover about the multi-cultures and the traditional customs of the M’nong R’lam ethnic group.

After dinner, enjoying the Gongs Show (2 hours) and jar-wine (special home-made wine with 12-14% of alcohol, very helpful for digestion), dance  with local boys and girls sourrounded by a camp fire,... After the show, you are free for your own activities to discover Lak Lake.

Accommodation: Lak Lake Resort (***) or similar

Day 14: Lak lake - Hochiminh City (B/L/D) - Flight

Transfer to BMT Airport for a flight to chaotic Hochiminh City at noon, followed by an orientation visit to the Former Presidential Palace which brought back memories of the two tanks plough through the gates on April 30, 1975. Afterward, we head to the War Remnants Museum to see some powerful images of the most horrific wars in history, the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. Spend the night in Hochiminh City.   

Accommodation: May  Hotel (***) or similar

Day15: Hochiminh City –Cao Dai Temple & Cuchi Tunnel (B/-/-) 

Start the day with a tour to the Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926; it’s considered one of the most striking structures in all of south-east Asia. It is the centre of Caodaism, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Explore this fascinating site and attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. It is an experience not to be missed. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The complex system of underground tunnels contained innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Spend the night in Hochiminh City.                              

Accommodation: May  Hotel (***) or similar

Day 16: Mekong River Cruise (B/L/D) 

After breakfast, we leave the bustling Saigon for Cai Be where you will board your wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people. In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits. Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong River. The boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. Spend the night on board - A floating hotel in the Mekong Delta. 

Accommodation: Mekong Eyes River Cruise (Shared Boat with private cabin)

Day 17: Life on the water and Floating Markets (B/-/-) 

Start with another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. After breakfast, we board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang Floating Market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skillfully handcrafted regional products. We can pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. Visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Disembark the boat at around 11.00 - 11.30h on the pier and enjoy lunch in town. Sit back in the car and watch the water landscape from a land perspective until you reach Chau Doc where we bring you to your Victoria Chau Doc hotel. Spend the night in Chau Doc.

Accommodation: Victoria Chau Doc Hotel (4****) or similar

Day 18: Chau Doc-Phnompenh by speed Boat (B/-/-) 

After breakfast, embark the speed boat at the Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc for an exciting ride to Phnom Penh( 4,5 to 5 hours). Arrival in Phnom Penh and transfer to the hotel for check in, after check in we continue to visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. and visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's Namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset. Spend the night in Phnom Penh.

Accommodation:  Cardamon hotel (***) or similar

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DAY 19: PHNOM PENH CITY (B/-/-)

AM: After breakfast at the hotel, we continue to visit the Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek-both grim reminders of Cambodia's bloody past under Pol Pot. It is almost inconceivable to confront the nature of true evil here in this gentle land, but the Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek, commemorates the 1.7 million victims of the 1975-79 Pol Pot regime. This excursion may prove distressing for some. It is, however, an important piece of this country’s historical and cultural puzzle.

PM:  Discover Phnom Penh’s Psar Toul Tom Pong, known as the Russian Market, a great place to hunt for souvenirs, curios, and silks as well as Wat Phnom. Spend the night in Phnom Penh.

Accommodation:  Cardamon hotel (***)  or similar

www.cardamomhotel.com

DAY 20: Phnom Penh - Seam Reap (B/-/-) -Flight

AM: After breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap, arrival in Siem Reap and transfer to the hotel for check in, and visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap where you can find schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more on the Great Lake of Tonle Sap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.

PM:  After lunch, visit to "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap and spend time at leisure at a local market . Spend the night in Siem Rreap

Accommodation: Casa Angkor hotel (***) or similar

www.casaangkorhotel.com

DAY 21: SIEAM REAP – ANGKOR WATT (B/-/-)

After breakfast at hotel, Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. Spend the night in Siem Reap.

Accommodation: Casa Angkor hotel (***) or similar

www.casaangkorhotel.com

DAY 22: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)  

Breakfast at hotel, heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon we explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Spend the night in Siem Reap.

Accommodation: Casa Angkor hotel (***) or similar

www.casaangkorhotel.com

DAY 23: SIEM REAP – BANGKOK (B/-/-) - Flight

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for flight departure.

Local tour guide & private car will pick you up at Bangkok Airport, transfer to hotel, check-in & free for your own activities to discover the charming Bangkok.

Spend the night in Bangkok. 

Accommodation: I Residence Silom Hotel (***)  or similar

DAY 24: BANGKOK TOUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, have a full day tour for visiting The Floating market, The Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha Temple. Spend the night in Bangkok.

Accommodation: I Residence Silom Hotel (***)  or similar

DAY 25: BANGKOK –CHIANG MAI by train (B/-/-)

Free time until transfer to train station to Chiang Mai by train (ticket = second class).Spend the night on the train.

DAY 26: CHIANG MAI TOUR (B/-/-)

Pick up from train station and do a half day tour for visiting The Doisuthep and The Handicalf Village. Spend the night in Chiangmai.

Accommodation: Maninarakorn Hotel (***) or similar

DAY 27: CHIANG MAI TOUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, full day Elephant Safari tour/Bamboo rafting/Orchid farm. Taking a night train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train ticket (second class). Spend the night on the train.

DAY 28: BANGKOK TOUR (B/-/-)

Pick up from train and do the afternoon Canal Tour. Spend the night in Bangkok.  

Accommodation: I Residence Silom Hotel (***)  or similar

DAY 29: AYUTTHAYA TOUR (B/-/-)

Full day Ayutthaya Tour by bus and return by cruise. Spend the night in Bangkok.

Accommodation: I Residence Silom Hotel (***)  or similar

DAY 30: BANGKOK DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Early check out from Bangkok Hotel.

Transfer to Bangkok Airport for your onward flight. End of the services!

You are welcomed to be served & to be satisfied!

From USD 3,666/1 pax (minimum a group of 02 pax)

Note: Please, send us a request for a better price! Great thanks!

 Included:

 1. Airport transfers and transportation on tour 

2. 03 inland flights (Buonmathuot- Hochiminh city); ( Phnompenh-Siem Riep); (Siem Riep-Bangkok)

3. Accommodation: 26 nights in centrally located hotels; 01 night on Vietnamese junk in Halong Bay; 01 night on the Mekong Eyes cruise  and 01 night in a traditional long house in Ban Don.    

4. Meals as per itinerary with (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=diner)

5. All sightseeing tickets as indicated in the itinerary

6. Professional English speaking tour guide

7. Elephant ride/bamboo rafting

8. Dug-out canoe; high speed boat & private boat

9. Gongs show t

10. Train (Bangkok – Chiangmai = return ticket)

11. 02 drinking bottles (0,5 l) + tissue/pax/day.

12. V.A.T

 Excluded:

 * International Air-Ticket; Visa fee; Personal Travel insurance; Personal expenses; Tip and gratuities

 Note: Please bring 06 passport size photos (4x6cm) for the Visa on arrival in Hanoi, Phnompenh & Bangkok.

 

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