Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam in 19 Days

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Bangkok, Angkor Wat & Ha Long Bay

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Our classic tour of Southeast Asia, including dynamic cities, ancient temples and inspiring natural landscapes.

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Halong Bay
Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh
Mekong Delta
Bangkok
Phnom Penh
Siem Reap
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Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Explore the natural wonders and national treasures of Southeast Asia. Be amazed by eye-opening Bangkok, explore the legendary temples of Angkor Wat, in Siem Reap and delve into Cambodian history in the capital of Phnom Penh. Experience the bustling city of Hanoi, the mystic waters of the stretching Mekong Delta, the historic capital Ho Chi Minh City and relax on an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay

19 days trip including flights*

18 days and 17 nights in destination

1

LON - BKK

2

LON - BKK

Bangkok

3

Bangkok

4

Bangkok

5

Siem Reap

6

Siem Reap

7

Siem Reap

8

Siem Reap

9

Phnom Penh

10

Phnom Penh

11

Ho Chi Minh City

12

Ho Chi Minh City

13

Ho Chi Minh City

14

Hanoi

15

Hanoi

16

Hanoi

17

Hạ Long Bay

18

Hanoi

19

HAN - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Arrival at your departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Bangkok. * Night on board.

* Important: 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: Bangkok

Arrive in the capital of Thailand and transfer to your hotel. Bangkok is one of the most influential, modern and lively cities in Southeast Asia due to it's economic, political and social development. Make the most of your time in the city by exploring the bustling street markets or enjoying some of the exotic street food on offer. Overnight in Bangkok.

3rd Day: Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a fascinating tour of Bangkok's temples. Head to Yaowarat Road, in Chinatown, to visit magical Wat Traimit temple, which houses the largest solid gold Buddha in the world, almost five meters high and an amazing five and a half tons in weight. Continue to Wat Pho, the largest temple in Bangkok where the famous Reclining Buddha is kept. After admiring the sheer size of the temple, continue to the astounding Wat Benchamabophit or The Marble Temple, a Buddhist sanctuary built in white Italian marble in the 18th century, with elegant and intricate designs. Finally, enjoy a visit to the State Factory of Precious Stones, for the opportunity to buy local jewellery, crafts and silks. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

Included
City Tour of Bangkok
4th Day: Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend a day exploring Bangkok at your own pace. We recommend visiting some of the emblematic temples dotted around the city and soaking up the atmosphere of the famous night markets. Overnight stay in Bangkok. 

5th Day: Bangkok - Siem Reap
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart the hotel this morning, ready for a scenic journey of 6-7 hours to Siem Reap. Bid farewell to Thailand at the Poi Pet Border Crossing, where you will clear customs on your own and walk to the meeting point to meet your Cambodian driver. Continue through rural Cambodia until you reach vibrant Siem Reap, known as the gateway to the ruins of Angkor. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure, exploring the city and perhaps shopping in its lively night market or stopping for a drink at the famous 'Pub Street'. Overnight stay in Siem Reap. 
6th Day: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom - Preah Khan Temple - Siem Reap

Breakfast at the hotel. Today explore the most significant temples in the Angkor Complex. Visit the ancient capital, Angkor Thom and enjoy the unique decorative towers of the Bayon Temple. At Preah Khan Temple, wonder at the 12th-century splendour before you continue to Ta Prohm in the afternoon, home to the enormous iconic fig tree roots that grow through the middle of the temple. Admire Bayon architecture at Banteay Kdei temple before you finally arrive at Angkor Wat, the world heritage site and most revered of all the Cambodian temples. It features the longest bas-relief in the world and is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the entire temple complex. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Included
Full-Day Angkor Temples Excursion
7th Day: Siem Reap

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: Enjoy a 1-hour scenic drive to Phnom Kulen Mountain, considered by Khmers to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia. Visit a modern pagoda, which offers stunning views over the Angkor area, and be amazed by the eight-meter tall statue of a reclining Buddha. Continue to the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent waterfall nearby, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. Return to Siem Reap. 

Optional
Half-Day Phnom Kulen Mountain Excursion
8th Day: Siem Reap

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the lively city centre. We recommend enjoying an optional excursion to Tonle Sap Lake and an optional Tuk-Tuk Street Food tour to enjoy the delights of Siem Reap and its beautiful natural surroundings.* Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap Excursions Package: Make the most of your time in Siem Reap by starting the day with a visit to Tonle Sap Lake, with an included boat ride through the floating villages, gardens and temples. Back on dry land, visit the local market and in the evening enjoy the atmosphere of the city on a Tuk-Tuk street food tour with a traditional dinner included.

 

Optional
Siem Reap Excursions Package: Tonle Sap Lake & Tuk-Tuk Street Food Tour
9th Day: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, catch the Giant Ibis/Mekong Express bus* headed for the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore this vibrant city, filled with beautiful French colonial architecture and situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. We recommend an optional city tour to get to know Phnom Penh's most emblematic sights.*** Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

* The Giant Ibis/Mekong Express bus ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, is 320 km long and will take approximately 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take an optional flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. **

** Optional Flight Package Upgrade: Upgrade to flights instead of buses for the transfers between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh & Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. Operated by Cambodia Angkor Air (both flights approximately 1-hour flight time). 

**** Optional Phnom Penh City Tour: Explore the landmarks of Phnom Penh such as the fascinating Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the moving Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, for a poignant look at the country's tragic history. End the tour in the colourful Central Market. 

Optional
Afternoon Phnom Penh City Tour
10th Day: Phnom Penh

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, for a moving insight into the horror and tragedy of the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Visit both Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious Killing Fields to learn about this dark time in Cambodian history. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh. 

Included
The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
11th Day: Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, cross the border between Cambodia and Vietnam on the Mekong Express/Giant Ibis bus* headed for Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many of the locals. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city and its famous night market, perfect for picking up some authentic souvenirs. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh.

* The Giant Ibis/Mekong Express bus ride from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City is 280 km long and will take approximately 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take an optional flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. **

** Optional Flight Package Upgrade: Upgrade to flights instead of buses for the transfers between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh & Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. Operated by Cambodia Angkor Air (both flights approximately 1-hour flight time). 

12th Day: Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Included
Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour
13th Day: Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day in this exciting city. We recommend an optional excursion to discover the magical Mekong Delta.* Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Mekong Delta Excursion (part of our Premium Excursion Package)** 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. 

** Premium Excursion Package in Vietnam: Make the most of your time in Vietnam with this package of unmissable optional excursions. Discover the Mekong Delta, visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and witness the dramatic scenery of Ninh Binh Province!

Optional
Premium Excursion Package in Vietnam: Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels and Ninh Binh
14th Day: Ho Chi Minh - Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel. You will have this morning free or join the optional half-day excursion to visit the historic Cu Chi tunnels*. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion (part of our Premium Excursion Package)** Spend the morning exploring the impressive tunnel complex of Cu Chi, dug in 1948 for guerrillas to escape the bombardment of French forces. Explore the underground villages and understand the history of the tunnels.

** Premium Excursion Package in Vietnam: Make the most of your time in Vietnam with this package of unmissable optional excursions. Discover the Mekong Delta, visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and witness the dramatic scenery of Ninh Binh Province!

15th Day: Hanoi

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.

Included
Hanoi City Tour
16th Day: Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Hanoi, experiencing the hustle and bustle of Vietnam's busiest city. We recommend an optional excursion to the beautiful natural area of Ninh Binh.* Overnight stay in Hanoi.

* Full-Day Ninh Binh Excursion (part of our Premium Excursion Package)**Set off in the morning to the region of Ninh Binh, famous for its karst mountains and misty caves. Take a rowing boat along the natural canals of the Thung Nham Valley and explore the mystical caves along the way. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch before continuing to Mua Cave, where a 20-minute climb rewards you with breathtaking views of the Tam Coc landscape. Admire the natural beauty of Vietnam. 

** Premium Excursion Package in Vietnam: Make the most of your time in Vietnam with this package of unmissable optional excursions. Discover the Mekong Delta, visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and witness the dramatic scenery of Ninh Binh Province!

17th Day: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

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.

* There will be no guide on board.

Included
Ha Long Bay Cruise
18th Day: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

Brunch on board as the junk continues to cruise around the idyllic landscapes of Ha Long Bay. Soak up the natural beauty before returning to Ha Long port. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, perhaps picking up some last-minute souvenirs or revisiting your favourite city sights. Overnight stay in Hanoi. 

19th Day: Hanoi - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Accommodation: 17 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3 in Bangkok

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

City Tour of Bangkok

Enjoy a fascinating city tour of Bangkok for an overview of the city's most emblematic sights.

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Included

Included activity for day 6 in Siem Reap

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

Physical rating:

Active

Full-Day Angkor Temples Excursion

Explore the incredible Angkor Complex. Visit the ancient capital, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Preah Khan Temple, before continuing to Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei in the afternoon. Finally arrive at Angkor Wat, the most revered of all Cambodian temples!

What's included: Transfers, entrance, guide

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Included

Included activity for day 10 in Phnom Penh

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 12:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

A poignant excursion to The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Experience a moving insight into the bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge and realise the tragedy of this period in Cambodian history at the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious Killing Fields.

What's included: Transfers, entrances, guide

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Included

Included activity for day 12 in Ho Chi Minh

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

Physical rating:

Active

Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour

Soak up the rich tapestry of history and culture in Ho Chi Minh City. Visit colonial-era Dong Khoi Street, the Opera House and the Committee Hall. Be amazed by Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Temple and bustling Ben Thanh market as you explore the city!

What's included: Transfers, guide

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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.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 7 in Siem Reap

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Half-Day Phnom Kulen Mountain Excursion

Visit a modern pagoda, which offers stunning views over the Angkor area, and be amazed by the eight-meter tall statue of a reclining Buddha. Continue to the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent waterfall nearby.

What's included: Transfer and guide

more information
Optional

Suggested activity for day 8 in Siem Reap

Siem Reap Excursions Package: Tonle Sap Lake & Tuk-Tuk Street Food Tour

Make the most of your time in Siem Reap by starting the day with a visit to Tonle Sap Lake, with an included boat ride through the floating villages. in the evening enjoy a tasty Tuk-Tuk street food tour with dinner included.

more information
Optional

Suggested activity for day 9 in Phnom Penh

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 12:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Afternoon Phnom Penh City Tour

Guided tour to explore Cambodia’s capital and its major landmarks including the fascinating Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum for a startling glimpse into the country’s tragic history.

What's included: Transfer and guide

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 13

Premium Excursion Package in Vietnam: Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels and Ninh Binh

Make the most of your time in Vietnam with this package of unmissable optional excursions. Discover the Mekong Delta, visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and witness the dramatic scenery of Ninh Binh Province!

more information

The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/reland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Bangkok, Hanoi - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Ho Chi Minh - Hanoi. *
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  • 17 nights: 16 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels and 1 night on board a Ha Long Bay Cruise.
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  • 16 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with bottled mineral water.
  • 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.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Cambodia visa (on arrival). drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

 

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 7 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customers@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.
  • Currency
    Baht.
  • Language
    Thai.
  • Electricity
    220 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    GMT + 07:00.
  • Other useful information
    In Thailand they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.tourismthailand.org/home

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.

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

Children: 2 - 11 years.

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

 

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