Southeast Asia Tour Packages : Itinerary
Day 1 Bangkok Arrival
Arrive at Bangkok International Airport and transfer to the hotel (rooms may not ready until the afternoon ) Upon arrival, meet with your guide with a sign marked Customer name
Bangkok has been Thailand s dominant city since the eighteenth century. Established as the capital in 1767 after the fall of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Bangkok is located on one of southeastern Asia s most important rivers, the Chao Phraya. In the 1980s and 1990s, Bangkok underwent rapid modernization, growing to approximately ten million people, making this the only major city in a country of villages and small towns. Bangkok s ancient palaces and Buddhist temples contrast with high rises and traffic jams.
Meal : None.Overnight in Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok Highlight :Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Flower market and canal tour
Take a ride to visit the fragrant and colorful Flower Market, Pakklong Talad. This is a wholesale flower market of Bangkok where there are various kinds of mainly fresh flowers with different colors of orchids, roses, daisies and lotus, etc. The kaleidoscope of colors and pungent odor of flowers provide an exotic sensory stimulation.
Then drive to visit to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Phra Kaeo. Before entering the main gate to the temple of the Emerald Buddha, stop by the Royal Regalia Museum to see the beauty of decorative jewelry, which used to be ornament of the royal officers and consorts. Walk in to enjoy the beauty of the temple of The Emerald Buddha. Visit the most sacred Buddha statue of Thailand, held by all Thais as also the symbol of national independence and enjoy the stunning buildings which you cannot miss taking photos of, every time you turn around.
Before lunch time, visit Reclining Buddha temple or Wat Pho, the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city. Also, it was the first open university of Thailand which offered courses in several branches of knowledge like literature, astrology, medicine and massage. It s well known for its huge Reclining Buddha, 46 m. long and 15 m. high. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, take a long-tailed boat ride along the Chao Phraya River to see Thai lifestyle, contrast between luxurious condominiums and ruined houses along both sides of the canal. Pass the Grand Palace and the Royal Barge Museum which houses ceremonial King s Barges decorated with multi-color glasses, gilt and stucco. Disembark at Wat Arun the temple of Dawn to visit the tallest prang in Thailand. It was built in the concept of Mount Meru, the resident of God located on the center of the Universe.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. / Overnight in Bangkok
Day 3 : Damnern Saduak floating market and night tour Calypso
07.00 am Visit floating market, Damnoen saduak is one of a provincial district of Rajburi Province. Most people live densely along both sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another. The majority of this people are agriculturists. They grow several different kinds of fruit and vegetable for examples oranges, grapes, papayas, cabbages, bean, onion and etc. The land in this area is naturally fertile. Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen saduak Canal also provides farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes for the whole year around.
This evening, you can experience Bangkok s exciting nightlife by watching the Calypso cabaret show performed by drag queens (female imposters) right after a superbly grilled dinner at an authentic Brazilian restaurant. Enjoy Brazillian Churacaria dinner before the show starts.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner. / Overnight in Bangkok
Day 4 : Bangkok Airport – Beauty of Luang Prabang 4 Days
After transfer to Luang prabang hotel with private guide. The rest of the day is free and easy at leisure on your own.
Meals: Breakfast / Accommodation: Luang Prabang Hotel
Day 5 : Luang Prabang
After breakfast, transfer from hotel to explore Luang Prabang by bicycle. Then visit Wat Visoun, the oldest and one of the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang. It was built in 1520 by King Visounnarat. The first thing to strike the visitor is the enormous That Makmo, which in on the temple compound. Because of its odd shape, this stupa is known as the watermelon stupa. This lotus stupa, dating back to 1503, has more of a Sinhalese style. And visit Wat Xieng Thong the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. It was founded by King Setthathirat in 1560 and the walls of the monastery have been decorated with mosaics in 1950. These mosaics do not show us the usual scenes of Buddha s life, but they depict the daily life of the average man. Just like the Royal Palace, this temple is close to the Mekong River. In 1880, the Triptaka library was added to the complex. The drum tower was built in 1961. On one side of the Sim there are several stupas and small rooms containing old Buddha images.
After that visit the Royal Palace Museum, The Royal Palace Museum of Luang Prabang is set back off the main street of Sisavang Wong, directly across from Phu Si Hill. Its tall, swaying palm trees and elegant rooftop dominate the skyline. It is a beautiful museum to visit, especially if you are trying to avoid the heat of the day and glean information about local history. ( Close The Former Royal Palace closes every Tuesday )Then go to Phousi Mountain overlooking the city of Luang Prabang, where situated in the centre of Luang Prabangs. To climb up the mountain can be hard but it is definitely worth the trip. There is a formidable view from the top of the mountain where you can see The Royal Palace, and the surrounding rivers and villages. Time permitting; take a ride around the outskirts of town.
Meals: Breakfast ./ Accommodation: Luang Prabang Hotel
Day 6 : Luang Prabang – Pak Ou , Xanghai
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and transfer to taking a traditional wooden boat upstream to visit the famous cave ofPak Ou. These caves contain thousands of Buddha images and are of great religious importance to the Theravada Buddhists in Laos. These caves were converted into Buddhist temples in the 15th century and are used as a site for old Buddha images that can no longer be venerated in a temple, either because they are damaged or the temple they were displayed in has been destroyed.
Along the way, make a short stop at Ban Xanghai, where you can observe the traditional process of manufacturing local rice alcohol and enjoy the taste of the local rice wine. Lunch will be served on the terrace facing the Nam Ou River. Continue your trip to visit in the afternoon at Kuang Si waterfall, located 30km south of Luang Prabang, the many tiered waterfalls have scooped out small basins of turquoise color. A short trek and swim around the falls is recommended. On the way you will stopover to visit Ban Tha Pen the Hmong village.
Meals: Breakfast / Accommodation: Luang Prabang Hotel
Day 7 : Luang Prabang – Hanoi
The rest of the day is free and easy at leisure on your own until time to transfer to the airport for departure flight to Hanoi.Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you ll be met and driven to your hotel.
You ll then be free until be picked up to watch the Water Puppet show an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and a good, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture. Later on, your driver will take you to the local restaurant for you -Welcome Dinner- with one of our representative. You ll spend the night in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast , Dinner. / Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 8 : Hanoi – Halong
After breakfast at your hotel, you ll be picked up to start a Hanoi city tour. You ll visit Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and Ho Chi Minh s Mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state (closed on every Monday & Friday and October & November) and see the simple cottage where Uncle Ho lived and worked. You ll continue to visit the One Pillar Pagoda and hear the legend of its construction, born from the love of an emperor in the 11th Century.
You ll drive to visit the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest in Hanoi, on the banks of Hanoi s West Lake. You ll also call at the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and the dedicated to Confucius, it is a serene retreat from the busy streets outside and later become Vietnam s first university.In the afternoon, you ll drive to Ha Long Bay. You ll spend the night in Ha Long Bay.
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner. / Accommodation: Halong Hotel
Day 9 : Halong – Hanoi
After breakfast, you ll board a traditional-style boat for eight-hour cruise on the bay to visit some of the cave and making a stop secluded beach where you can enjoy cruising among the cave dotted island and seeing the small fishing boats with are always feature of this lovely bay. Your lunch will be served with seafood on the boat. You’ll return to Hanoi for your overnight accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner. / Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 10 : Hanoi – Danag – Hoi An
After breakfast, you ll be free until the driver and guide come and take you to the airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival, met and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. En-route, you ll have a brief visit to Cham museum, remarkable Hindu statuary. The Cham left a legacy of excellent sculptures as they were pushed south by the advancing Vietnamese invaders. Driver and guide will take you to visit China Beach, immortalized for many by the US television show and still one of the most spectacular beach in Asia.
You ll then visit the Marble Mountain, Stone Carving village where you can admire the stone products of local people. You’ll travel to Hoi An to have a visit the town, and enjoy its considerable significance in the history of Vietnam town. You’ll enter a narrow street to look at unique Japanese covered bridge, Chinese communal house, shop for art at one of the numerous galleries and enjoy riverside ambiance. You’ll spend the night in Hoi An.
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner. / Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 11 : Hoi An – Hue
After breakfast, you ll drive to Hue. After check in your hotel, you ll have city tour in the afternoon.You’ll be picked up to visit Imperial Citadel, once the seat of the Emperors of the powerful Nguyen Dynasty that ruled Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. You’ll begin with a stroll around the area between the Citadel s massive walls and the defensive moat, now filled with lotus flowers.
You’ll then enter via the Noon Gate to wander around the Thai Hoa Palace, the Pavilion housing the Nine Urns of the Nguyen rulers, and the remains of the Royal Palaces. You ll then visit the bustling Dong Ba market, which is one of the most famous markets in the Centre areas. You ll spend the night in Hue.
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner. / Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 12 : Hue , Ho Chi Minh City (Half day tour)
After breakfast, you’ll be free until the driver and guide come and take you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival met and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll visit Centre Post Office with colonial building and the Cathedral Church. You ll then be driven to visit the Jade Emperor Temple. It’s one of the best Taoist temples in Vietnam, with superb effigies, remarkable carved panels of the descent to Hell and somewhat incongruous terrapin and tortoise sanctuaries.
You’ll have approximately two hours to visit Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City, is packed with every conceivable commodity and a visit to lacquer workshop to see the complex processes and meticulous workmanship involved in this traditional Vietnamese craft product. You ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals: Breakfast , Dinner. / Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 13 : Ho Chi Min city / Tay Nin – Cu Chi
In the morning, you’ll be picked up to Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai Holy See in time to watch the mid-day ceremony. The Cao Dai is a -new- religion unique to Vietnam with around a million followers. Both its creed and its architecture are remarkable and exotic. The service lasts about half an hour the rituals are based upon an eclectic mixture of Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Discreet photography is OK, but shoes must be left outside. Your lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you ll visit the Cu Chi tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialist as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, and vanish equally rapidly. You ll drive back to Ho Chi Minh City to spend the night.
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner. / Accommodation: Ho Chi Min City Hotel
Day 14: Saigon – Siem Reap
Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel (rooms may not ready until the afternoon and sightseeing depend on your arrival time) Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.
Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon or in the morning if your arrive time is permet, continue Ta Promh the undisputed jungle temple. It has been left untouched by archaelogists expect for pavement and walk way. Because of its natural stage, it is possible to experience at this temple the wonder of the early explores when they came upin these monuments in the middle of the nineteenth century .
See the unique interior brick sculptures Prasat Kravan, the Srah Srang reservoir (known as The Royal Baths was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the mountain-temple of Pre Rup until sunset.
Meals: Breakfast. / Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel
Day 15 – Siem Reap – Angkor Tour
Breakfast at hotel.(If time permit, you can buy optional tour to take Balloon ride to sea Angkor wat view)In the morning, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat s five towers symbolize Meru s five peaks – the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
Lunch at restaurant.Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Sunset at Angkor Wat. Dinner at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. / Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel
Day 16 Siem Reap – Kbal Spean – Siemreap
An early bird special:(IF it is good to visit)Transfer to the archaeological site for the sunrise from the Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat Or sunrise at Srah Srang
Return to the hotel for breakfast. (Optional : Take ride for 1 hour from Siem reap to uncrowned street to start your excursion )to Kbal Spean, also known as the river of Thouasn lingas. Kbal Spean is pilgrimage place of ancient Kmers (ancient Cambodia people). The around area is set in the forested mountain. You walk about 45 minutes uphill through the woods to see impressive carvings of phalluses – the symbol of the God Vishanu s supreme essence ? on the riverbed. Under the small steam is dotted with thousand of sculpted stone lingas on pedestals. The best time to visit is between September and December when the river and the waterfall have more water. Then, transfer to Banteay Srei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art.
In the afternoon, you continue your temple visits to Preah Khan. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Prea Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som and Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. / Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel
Day 17 Siem Reap Departure – Arrival Bangkok and your next destination
(If time permit, you can buy optional tour to take horse ride in the morning to sea Cambodia village close)Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.Lunch at local restaurant (your own account) Visit and at leisure at a local market (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to the next destination.
Meals: Breakfast : / Accommodation: None
Day 18 Bangkok – Flight to beach town ( Select one of this town : Koh Samui, Krabi or Phuket) ** Flight TBA
Our Bangkok tour guide will pick you from Bangkok hotel and then continue flight to Beach town for relax.
Samui island lies 84km (52 miles) off the east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, near the mainland commercial town of Surat Thani. Since the 1850s, Koh Samui has been visited by Chinese merchants sailing from Hainan Island in the South China Sea to trade coconuts and cotton, the island s two most profitable products. Koh Samui is still in some places an idyllic tropical retreat with fine sand beaches and simple living. In fact, many Western visitors are settling-in for their retirement on the island and talk of good real estate deals and vacation time-shares is the entire buzz. You can find whatever you might want on Samui, from rustic hideaways to luxury resorts to rocking nightlife.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand regarded as a pearl of the Andaman Sea. There is abundance of luxurious resorts until budget guesthouses to suit different needs. The beaches are sandy soft white going along with crystal clear water which is suitable to snorkel and dive. No doubt, there were movies shooting in James Bond Island and Maya Bay. Moreover, beautiful architecture of Sino-Portuguese building attracts visitors to the city. For seafood lovers, you will not be disappointed.
Krabi a province on southern Thailand s Andaman coast is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos where islands seem to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully adorned long tail boats. Krabi s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates merchants and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was originally inhabited as early as 25000-35000 years ago. With attractions including hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks in Krabi and leave yearning for more.
Meals: Breakfast. / Accommodation: Beach Destination
Day 19 Beach Town – Snorkel tour
Pick up time: Morning: 07:30 (The time will be confirmed upon booking)The 2nd National Park created in Thailand, which comprises some 40 islands cover 250 sq.kms. Located 45 kms north-west from Koh Samui, It takes about 2 hours by tour boat and 1 hour by speedboat. Visitors will be enchanting wonderland composed of bulbous green isles, clear blue lagoons, mysterious caves and faceted rock formations.
Most islands comprise limestone masses, reaching heights up to 450 meters has blanketed by 4 difference types of forest such as Dry Evergreen Forest, Beach Forest, Limestone Forest and Mangrove Forest. There are many strange rock formations brought above by erosion of the earth and one island has a mysterious sink hole, completely enclosed by walls of sheer rock, on its center. The islands rise up out of the water and are surrounded by water which is relatively shallow. Water around the island is by the way fairly turbid all year round.
Explore the exotic islands of Angthong National Marine Park by speed boat. Transfer to the Pier, board the speed boat to Angthong National Marine Park. Arrive at Koh Wao or Koh Tai Plow for snorkeling with a lot of fish and wonderful corals. Then sightseeing around the National Marine Park. See the wonderful ? Emerald Lake ? known as Talay Nai, surrounded by the mountain. Buffet lunch at The National Marine Park for speed boat
Afternoon, Relaxing on the beach, swimming or climbing up to the mountain?s top to see the fantastic panoramic view of Angthong Marine Park.15.00 starts cruising back to Koh Samui and transfer to your hotel.Return to the hotel: Afternoon: 17:00
PHUKET ( Phi Phi island by Speed boat)
07.30 am. Pick up from PHUKET HOTEL and transfer to pier.
08.30 am. Welcome to pier and check in free snorkeling equipment.
09.00 am. Speed boat to Koh Pai ( Bamboo Island ), swimming and walk along the beach.Koh Phi Phi Lee which includes Viking cave or Bird Nest cave, Pileh Bay, Lohsama Bay, Maya Bay.
12.00 pm. Enjoy delicious lunch by the sea view on Koh Phi Phi Don.
13.00 pm. Boat to Ling Bay for swimming at Hin Klang, center of Nemo fish (clownfish).
14.30 pm. Depart Phi Phi Don Island for Phi Phi Lae Island, pass by Viking Cave, a place for swallows nest concession. Visit Pileh Cove that you will be wondered and take photo shots of Loh Samah Bay that Look Like a gate, Visit Maya Bay where The Beach was filmed, Take photo shots, watch the superb view and enjoy your relaxing time before departing for Phuket.
Krabi Tour : Krabi – Phi Phi Tour by Speed Boat
Pick up time: Morning: 08:00 – 08.45 (The time will be confirmed upon booking)
> Maya Bay: location of Hollywood?s famous film *The Beach*.
>> Monkey Bay: exploring deserted beach and fascinating coral reefs.
>> Lohsamah Bay: Colorful corals and fishes in shallow water.
>> Pileh Bay: awesome and fantastic lagoon.
>> Viking Cave: Photography and sightseeing. >> Phi Phi Don: enjoy lunch at our beach restaurant.
>> Hin Klang: experience it yourself – the fantastic open sea.
>> Bamboo Island: fabulous and gorgeous beach with coral reefs.
Note: Going to Phi Phi by speedboat is much faster than ferry boat and you can stop at more beaches.Return to the hotel: Afternoon: 16:00 – 16.45
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Beach Destination
Day 20 Beach town : Free day
Free day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. / Accommodation: Beach Destination
Day 21 Beach town : Free day
Free day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Beach Destination