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South East Treasures and Paradise Beaches

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand in 23 Days, 21 Nights in Destination

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A fascinating journey of discovery through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand! Visit the most prominent temples of Vietnam, the natural beauty and rich culture of Cambodia and the crystal clear waters of Thailand’s idyllic beaches.

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    Hanoi
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    Ho Chi Minh
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    Bangkok
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    Phuket
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    Phnom Penh
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    Siem Reap

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Accommodation: 21 Nights

Itinerary

Experience the bustling city of Hanoi, the mystic waters of the stretching Mekong Delta, the historic capital Ho Chi Minh City and relax on a cruise on HaLong Bay. Delve into Cambodian history in the capital of Phnom Penh and discover Siem Reap. Be amazed by stunning Bangkok and explore the legendary temples of Angkor Wat before heading to Phuket to relish in white sand and clear watered beaches.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrival at your UK/Ireland departure airport * ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Hanoi. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Hanoi
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Arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Hanoi is a city characterized by centuries-old architecture and vibrant Southeast Asian culture, located in the heart of Vietnam. It offers a variety of unique experiences, from its impressive temples and lively culture, to its busy markets and world-renowned cuisine. Depending on your arrival time, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to begin discovering this fascinating city. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chalcedony Hotel or similar
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3rd Day: Hanoi City Tour
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an action-packed city tour of Hanoi. Stop at Huu Tiep Lake, home to the famous downed US B-52 bomber and wander through the lively local market. Next, visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from the outside on Monday & Friday due to closure), and the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of the city. Continue to Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam, the Temple of Literature and Vietnam’s first university, dating from the 11th century. Explore, on foot, Hanoi’s Old Quarter streets to see local people trading and going about their daily lives. Take a relaxing seat at a local café for a refreshing cup of coffee or green tea. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

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Chalcedony Hotel or similar
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Hanoi City Tour

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4th Day: Hanoi
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Hanoi today, experiencing the hustle and bustle of Vietnam's busiest and most vibrant city! We recommend an optional excursion to the beautiful natural area of Ninh Binh* or a half-day jeep ride to the countryside with a visit to an ancient ceramic village**. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

 *Optional excursion to Ninh Binh (full-day with lunch): Begin in the morning and along the way take the time to enjoy discovering the unusual landscapes you will encounter on route. Arrive in the province of Ninh Binh at your first destination, Tam Coc, and embark on a small rowboat to journey through unforgettable scenery. Come across local villages, spectacular caves and endless panoramas that you will remember forever. Next, visit the Bich Dong pagoda, just 2 km from Tam Coc, a place that received the nickname of "The second most beautiful cave in Vietnam" by an ancient king.  Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head by road to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam until 1010, when it was transferred to Thang Long-Hanoi, leaving in their past the temples to the kings Dinh & Le. 

*Optional Jeep ride to the countryside & 1000-year-old ceramic village (half-day with lunch): Meet your knowledgeable guide prior to your departure, who will provide you with a brief overview of the day ahead to ensure you get the most out of this excursion. Begin your adventure today driving along the Red River dyke, passing through guava and vegetable gardens, which are one of Hanoi's main sources of food, to the ceramic village of Bat Trang. Stop at the village, where your guide will lead you through the zigzagging maze of alleyways to learn about villagers' daily lives. Spend some time away from Hanoi's hustle and bustle while learning about Vietnamese agriculture and farming, how rural life has changed as a result of the urbanization and modernization process, local life and the history of Bat Trang Ceramic Village, which dates back thousands of years.  Your guide will stop at a ceramic workshop during the walking tour to explain the process of manufacturing ceramics and give you the chance to design your own ceramic bowl or teacup. Lunch included in the countryside before your return to Hanoi.

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Chalcedony Hotel or similar
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Jeep Excursion to a 1000-year-old Ceramic Village (half-day with lunch)

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Full-Day Ninh Binh Excursion

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5th Day: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage area of outstanding natural beauty known for its limestone islands and glistening waters. Travel through the rich farmlands of the delta and witness the daily life of the Vietnamese villages. Arrive in Ha Long and board a traditional junk boat, to begin your cruise on the bay with a welcome drink. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many fascinating islets and may stop for a while to visit local fishing villages, caves and limestone islands. Relax at your leisure on the sun deck. Dinner and overnight on board.

** Halong Bay Cruise: The cruise operator will choose ONE itinerary to either Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay. Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions or local administration regulations. There will be no guide on board.

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Hera Cruise or similar
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Ha Long Bay Cruise

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6th Day: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
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Early risers are invited to participate in a Tai Chi demonstration on the upper bridge. Afterwards a light breakfast will be served, and later, a splendid brunch aboard the boat as you continue to navigate through the myriad of islands and islets, paying a visit to the most notable of them. By midday, we bid farewell to the fascinating panorama of Halong Bay and head back to Hanoi. The rest of the day is at your leisure to soak up the atmosphere, do some souvenir shopping or continue discovering the city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chalcedony Hotel or similar
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7th Day: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, say goodbye to Hanoi as you transfer to the airport to take your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. This vibrant city is described as the ‘Pearl of the Far East’, because of the beautiful heritage buildings, friendly locals and exciting atmosphere! Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport where the tour guide & driver will be waiting for you. The rest of the day is your leisure time to discover this fascinating city at your own pace, or, why not take part in our optional half-day excursion to the underground city of Cu Chi* perfect, for history enthusiasts. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

*Optional excursion to Cu Chi (half-day, without lunch): This memorable half-day excursion will give another insight into the history of the country. During the visit, explore the famous Cu Chi tunnels, located 70 kilometers northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (an hour and a half by car). This is an underground city, built in 1948 by the Viet Minh to fight the French, you will find living rooms, kitchen, warehouses, armories, hospitals, command centers. During the War against the United States, the entire Cu Chi area was declared one of the battlefields and heavily bombed. It is such an interesting place and a must visit for those who are interested in learning about the history of the Vietnamese during such difficult times.

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Acnos Grand Hotel or similar
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Optional
Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

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8th Day: Ho Chi Minh City
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Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a Full-Day Tour to soak up the rich tapestry of history and culture in Ho Chi Minh City. Visits Dong Khoi Street, home to many of the city's most important sites from the French colonial period, when the city became known as the 'Paris of the Orient'. Appreciate the restored Opera House, based on the Petit Palace in Paris and visit the Grand Hotel de Ville, now formally re-branded as the People's Committee Hall. Be amazed by the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the impressive Central Post Office, designed by the architect Gustav Eiffel. In District 5 visit China Town and the iconic Thien Hau Temple, built in honour of the goddess of the sea. Conclude your day discovery at the bustling Ben Thanh market. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Acnos Grand Hotel or similar
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Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour

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9th Day: Ho Chi Minh City
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you have the day to explore at your leisure, or, why not take part in our optional excursion to discover the magical Mekong Delta.* Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Optional Mekong Delta Excursion: Depart to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on the Ben Tre River, one of the tributes of Mekong River while witnessing the lively activities of local life along the way. Stop at a brick kiln and visit one of the many coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Take a motorized cart or bicycle along the shady paths and pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to discover everyday life on the river. Take a rowing-boat along a beautiful water palm creek before you return to the pier.

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Acnos Grand Hotel or similar
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Full-Day Mekong Delta Excursion

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10th Day: Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you say goodbye to Vietnam and head by road to Cambodia! After breakfast, depart from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh on the Mekong Express and Giant Ibis bus. The journey takes you through the country, so sit back and enjoy the ride. Arrive in Phnom Penh in the evening, transfer to your hotel for check-in and take the rest of the evening to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

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The Onra Hotel or similar
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28 Reviews

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11th Day: Phnom Penh
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a poignant excursion to The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, for a moving insight into the bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. Realise the horror and tragedy of this period in Cambodian history at the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and visit the notorious Killing Fields. The rest of the day is at your leisure. We recommend an optional city tour to get to know Phnom Penh's most emblematic sights*. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh. 

*Optional Phnom Penh City Tour: Explore Cambodia’s capital and its major landmarks including the fascinating Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda. We then will take one hour boat cruise on the Mekong River.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Onra Hotel or similar
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The Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek

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Afternoon Phnom Penh City Tour

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12th Day: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (by land)
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, catch the Giant Ibis/Mekong Express bus* from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. On arrival, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap for check-in. Enjoy exploring this vibrant city at your own pace as the rest of the day is your free time at leisure. We recommend heading out to discover the well-known night market and Pub Street. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

*The Giant Ibis/Mekong Express bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is 320 km long and will take approximately 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take an optional flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap with Cambodia Angkor Air (approximately 1-hour flight time). This can be purchased in the next step of the booking process.

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Ibis Styles, Siem Reap or similar
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155 Reviews

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13th Day: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat
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Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a captivating journey this morning. We will explore the mystical world of ancient temples. We will start our adventure towards Angkor Thom. Discover the Bayon temple. It is a masterpiece adorned with 54 towers. They bear 200 serene faces of Avolokitesvara, evoking a sense of divine calm. Journey onward to the Baphuon temple. It is a testament to the grandeur of Jayavarman I's reign. It has an imposing structure and intricate design.

Explore the Phimeanakas. Tales of royalty echo through time there. Wander the terraces of the leper king and elephants. History and intrigue steep each spot. Our next stop is Ta Prohm. The temple is mesmerizing and wrapped in nature's embrace. Ancient stones mix with towering roots to keep its enigmatic allure.

In the afternoon, we unveil the crown jewel of Angkor: the revered Angkor Wat. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's famous for its great architecture and spiritual meaning. As the day ends, bask in the sunset's ethereal glow over Angkor Wat. It's a moment of awe and introspection.

We arrive back at our sanctuary in Siem Reap. The echoes of Cambodia's past linger in the twilight. They promise memories to treasure as we rest and get ready for another day of discovery. Settle into the hotel for an overnight stay in Siem Reap.

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Ibis Styles, Siem Reap or similar
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Full-Day Angkor Temples Excursion

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14th Day: Siem Reap
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure, soaking up the ambience of Siem Reap, or perhaps exploring the sights at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to Phnom Kulen Mountain, a sacred pilgrimage site home to remote temples.* Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

*Optional Half-Day Phnom Kulen Mountain Excursion: Phnom Kulen National Park or Kulen Mountain is considered by Khmers to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia. Located 25 miles northeast of Siem Reap City, Phnom Kulen is a holy mountain which serves as a place of pilgrimage on weekends and special occasions. It stretches over a vast area covered by a chain of small mountain plateaus. Reach the mountain top and visit a modern style pagoda that offers stunning views over the Angkor area. Visit the 26-foot statue of a reclining Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue to purify your mind and body. Continue to visit the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent waterfall close to it. Take a refreshing swim in the stream and pool of the waterfall. Return to Siem Reap at noon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles, Siem Reap or similar
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155 Reviews

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Half-Day Phnom Kulen Mountain Excursion

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15th Day: Siem Reap
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the lively city center. We recommend enjoying an optional excursion to a Blessing Ceremony at the pagoda and visit to Tonle Sap Lake* and an optional Tuk-Tuk Street Food tour**. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to the Old Market (at the time those who took the first excursion return from the Lake). Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

*Optional Excursion to a Blessing Ceremony at the pagoda and visit to Tonle Sap Lake: Located in the heart of the city of Siem Reap, Wat Damnak is one of the most beautiful pagodas with French colonial architecture and a garden full of large statues. Bring candles and incense sticks to the pagoda to participate in a private blessing ceremony, conducted by the local monks living in the pagoda. Sit on the mat while the monks sing the blessings and pour holy water on you – a traditional practice by which the gods are believed to bring you good luck. Then, the monks will put a sacred thread around your wrist to protect you from evil spirits. Before continuing your journey, you will receive a small souvenir from the monks to remember this special moment. Next, journey to the outskirts of Siem Reap where you will take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, that can grow by ten fold during the rainy season. Sail along the lake until you reach the floating village, witness floating pig farms, schools, gardens and spirit houses.

**Optional Tuk-Tuk Street Food tour (night tour): Enjoy an exciting ride on a Tuk Tuk to a local night market and immerse yourself in local culture. Look out for all the different types of local street food, snacks, fruits, knickknacks and clothes. Stroll around the market, why not be brave and try some of the Cambodian-specialty fried snacks, like grasshoppers, spiders, cockroaches, crickets and baby frogs... These are all Cambodian favorites! To end this exciting excursion, head to a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional dinner, cooked by locals in true Cambodian style. 

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Styles, Siem Reap or similar
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155 Reviews

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Discover Cambodian Street Food by Tuk Tuk (Evening tour)

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Blessing Ceremony at the pagoda and visit to Tonle Sap Lake

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16th Day: Siem Reap - Bangkok
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart the hotel this morning ready to take a flight to Bangkok. Touch down in the buzzing capital of Thailand and transfer to the hotel. Bangkok is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, located in the heart of the country. It offers a variety of unique experiences, from its impressive temples and lively culture, to its exciting night markets and world-renowned cuisine. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure and discover this fascinating city. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

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Royal Bangkok or similar
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17th Day: Bangkok
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to discover the city and its temples on an exciting tour! Begin along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach the vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. Our first stop will be at Wat Traimit Temple or better known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. It houses a 5-ton solid gold Buddha loaded with history as it remained hidden for centuries after being covered in plaster to prevent its destruction during the war. Our next stop will be the Wat Pho Temple or Temple of the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world at over 150 feet-long, where you’ll find a spectacular engraving of 108 images representing positive actions of Buddhism. To finish the tour, head to a local precious stone factory where you will see a demonstration of how local craftspeople make their products. We recommend an optional excursion to the Grand Palace* to learn more about the culture of this country. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Bangkok.

*Optional excursion to the Grand Palace: Discover the impressive Grand Palace complex, symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. Considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration, it mixes traditional Thai style with Renaissance influences. During the visit to the Grand Palace we will also visit Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important in Thailand.

NOTE: For the Grand Palace visit you should wear long pants that cover the ankles and a long-sleeved shirt.

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Royal Bangkok or similar
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Visit to the Bangkok temples

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Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

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18th Day: Bangkok
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the day at leisure to continue exploring the capital. Why not discover some of its many markets, where you can sample some of the famous street food dishes. We recommend an exciting and entertaining optional excursion to visit the train market and floating market* or an optional trip to Ayutthaya**. Overnight stay in Bangkok

*Optional Excursion to the Train Market and Floating Market: Travel by road to the town of Mae Klong where you’ll see a curious market installed on the train tracks. If time and luck permits, we will be able to see how the train crosses through the market and, in record time, the merchants collect all the products they have on display on the train tracks. From there, head to the Klong Damnersaduak floating market in Ratchaburi province, considered the most important in the country. Arrive at a pier in the vicinity of the floating market. Take a motor boat ride through the canal area to reach the market itself, disembark, and enjoy free time to walk around, explore their products and enjoy the lively atmosphere. After the market visit, return to Bangkok and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

**Optional Ayutthaya excursion (outward journey by bus and return by boat): Departure by bus to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Siam, the name given for over 400 years to the lands that now form Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and part of Myanmar. Discover Ayutthaya and its archaeological site, which is of great historical interest and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. At the end of the visit,  continue to Bang Pa-In, where the official summer residence of Thailand royalty is located. Visit the complex and then embark on a river cruise that will you on an interesting three-hour tour along the Chao Phraya River to the city of Bangkok. During the trip a buffet lunch will be served on board (drinks not included), arriving in Bangkok in the afternoon.

NOTE: Optional excursions on this day cannot be done together, it must be one or the other.

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Royal Bangkok or similar
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Floating market and Train market visit

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Ayutthaya excursion on bus & boat

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19th Day: Bangkok - Phuket
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Phuket. Arrive in beautiful Phuket, a paradise island of rainforests and mountains known as the ultimate escape in Thailand. After getting comfortable at your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure to lounge by the pool or search for the most idyllic paradise coves. Overnight stay in Phuket.

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Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
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20th Day: Phuket
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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to relax, explore and enjoy Phuket. Take a walk along the beaches, sip a cocktail or have a dip in the ocean, and for the more adventurous, maybe have a go at some water sports. We recommend an optional full-day excursion to iconic Phi Phi Islands.* Overnight stay in Phuket.

Optional excursion to Phi Phi by speedboat (with lunch): The fabulous Phi Phi Islands are a must-see paradise archipelago. First, discover the wonders of Bamboo or Khai Islands. From there we head to the famous Monkey Beach where, if we are lucky, we can spot wild monkeys. Continue to the other island that forms the archipelago, Phi Phi Don, where we see monkey beach and swim in a bay surrounded by cliffs. Stop at a nearby beach where we enjoy local lunch (drinks not included). From there we head to Viking cave and those who wish can go snorkeling (both mask and snorkel are included in the excursion). Free time for swimming at Pileh Lagoon before making the last stop of the day at Rang or Pearl Island, where you can chill until the time to return to Phuket.

Note: We recommend that you bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea, tide and weather conditions. Drinks and fresh fruit on board included.

** Children under 3 years and adults over 70 are not allowed to join the excursion.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
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7405 Reviews

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Phi Phi by Speedboat with Lunch

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21st Day: Phuket
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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the magnificent beaches of the island, either sunbathing, strolling around or cooling off in its crystal clear waters. Why not visit the old part of Phuket Town, the beautiful Buddhist and Chinese temples on the island or the great bazaars of Karon Beach and Patong Beach. We recommend an exciting optional excursion to Phang Nga Bay*. Overnight stay in Phuket.

*Optional Excursion to Phang Nga Bay by speedboat (with lunch): Discover a landscape formed by the curious cliffs, limestone formations and caves. Arrive at Khai Island and do a little snorkeling to kick-off the day. Set off in the direction of Hong to board a small canoe to explore the eroded cliffs and the island's famous sea caves. Discover the "hongs", inland lagoons between the rock formations and only accessible through caves at low tide. Lunch at Panyi or Fisherman Village. After the canoe ride we will head to the famous James Bond Island. On the way to Phuket we will make a last stop at Panak Island. Return to the port in Phuket and transfer to the hotel by land.

Note: We recommend bringing a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea state, tide and weather conditions. Drinks on board included.

Accommodation

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Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
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7405 Reviews

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Phang Nga Bay Excursion by Speedboat

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22nd Day: Phuket
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing day in Phuket, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere, enjoying the warm waters and getting to know the local sights. Overnight stay in Phuket.

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Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
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23rd Day: Phuket - Night on board
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After breakfast at the hotel, say goodbye to beautiful Thailand as you transfer to the airport for a flight back to UK/Ireland. * Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

Included activities

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Hanoi City Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Hanoi

Enjoy an action-packed city tour of Hanoi. See Huu Tiep Lake, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (exterior only on Mondays & Fridays due to opening hours), the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Old Quarter and much more!

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

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Depending on weather conditions and local administrative regulations, this cruise might be rerouted to Bai Tu Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay which offer similar views and activities.

Ha Long Bay Cruise

Included activity for day 5 in Halong Bay

Board a traditional junk and begin an overnight cruise on magical Ha Long Bay! Discover the islets, caves and fishing villages of this legendary bay and relax onboard with included welcome drink, lunch, dinner and brunch the following morning.

Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

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Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 8 in Ho Chi Minh

Soak up the rich tapestry of history and culture in Ho Chi Minh City. Be amazed by Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Temple and bustling Ben Thanh market as you explore the city!

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

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The Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek

Included activity for day 11 in Phnom Penh

Visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek, which will give you a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Full-Day Ninh Binh Excursion

Suggested activity for day 4

Discover the beauty of this hidden gem, where you will embark via rowboat through stunning scenery including villages, caves, temples and other incredible panoramas before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Jeep Excursion to a 1000-year-old Ceramic Village (half-day with lunch)

Suggested activity for day 4

Drive along Red River dyke, passing through guava and vegetable gardens, to the ceramic village of Bat Trang. Learn about villagers' daily lives and history. Stop at a ceramic workshop to design your own ceramic bowl or teacup.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

Suggested activity for day 7 in Ho Chi Minh

Explore the impressive tunnel complex of Cu Chi, the underground villages and understand the history of the tunnels.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Full-Day Mekong Delta Excursion

Suggested activity for day 9 in Ho Chi Minh

Experience the Mekong Delta aboard a motorboat. Discover the beautiful landscapes that the delta offers you, and admire the abundant rice fields. Visit a coconut press and meet the locals.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Hanoi, Phuket - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap - Bangkok, Bangkok - Phuket *
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  • 21 nights: 20 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels and 1 night on board a Ha Long Bay Cruise.
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  • 20 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles. **
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Ha Long Bay Cruise.
  • ATOL Protection
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Vietnam E-visa (online before traveling needed for Irish passport holders), Cambodia visa, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Obtain your VISA for Vietnam:

Irish Passports require require en entry visa for Vietnam that must be arranged in advance through the following website. UK passport holders are exempt of this requirement. 

https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt

You MUST select ‘Noi Bai International Airport - Hanoi’ as the point of entry in order to be allowed to enter Vietnam.
 

Obtain your VISA for Cambodia:

To enhance your overall experience, we recommend that you apply for your Tourist Visa for Cambodia online to reduce your transit time at the border.

Ways to obtain it:

  1. Online: Apply for your E- VISA for Cambodia at least 7 days prior to your trip. Click on the following link and select ‘VISA T’, the cost is approximately $36 USD. The port of entry will be "Bavet" if you are travelling by land and "Phnom Penh Airport" if you added the flight upgrade. https://www.evisa.gov.kh

  2. On Arrival: If for any reason you were unable to process the visa online don’t worry, you will be able to obtain a visa at the Cambodian border on arrival, in this case we recommend that you bring a ‘passport' photo (35 x 45 mm) with you and $36 USD for the tax payment.

While Cambodian Visa can also be purchased at destination, VIETNAM VISA MUST BE DONE IN ADVANCE TO BE ABLE TO ENTER THE COUNTRY. (Needed for Irish passport holders)

Tipping in Vietnam is up to your personal discretion but it is commonplace for service providers to ask for it. In these cases, please keep in mind that the usual tipping standard is around 4$/person/day for guides, and half of that for drivers and hotel staff.

*Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Vietnam & Cambodia internal flights luggage restrictions:

  • Vietnam Airline baggage policy: 1 checked bag of 23kg and 1 hand baggage of 12kg per person.
  • Cambodian Angkor Air policy: 1 checked bag of 23kg and 1 hand baggage of 7kg per person.
  • Bamboo Aiways: 1 checked bag of 20kg and 01 hand baggage of 7kg per person.

Please note that the optional tours are not exclusive to Exoticca travelers and groups will be mixed with travelers from other tour operators.

Ha Long Bay Cruise: Each cruise is only allowed to choose ONE itinerary to either Ha Long Bay or Lan Ha Bay. Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions or local administration regulations.

**Transfers without English speaking guide.

Thailand: The included and optional tours in Bangkok will usually take place on the days marked in the itinerary. However, due to operational factors related to the group size, weather conditions, local festivals, etc., these days could be changed, in which case it will be notified upon arrival.

  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country for stays of up to 15 days.

    • Currency

      Vietnamese Dong.

    • Language

      Vietnamese.

    • Electricity

      220 V in the majority of the country. Adapter required.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      GMT + 07:00.

    • Other useful information

      There is free wi-fi in the most popular tourist spots of the country.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.vietnamtourism.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

    Children: 2 - 11 years.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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