Tour Code
SVCT-13
Duration
13 days
Price From
$6,765
Dates
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Duration
13 days
Price From
$6,765

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Travel across Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand with this 13-day itinerary. You will be taken to the most beautiful and famous spots in each country. Visit the bustling Saigon city and water-life of Mekong area in Vietnam, the magnificent Angkor Wat Temples and many Buhdism temples in Thailand. Along with luxury accommodation and service quality, this journey will be a perfect fit for your next vacation in Asia.

Route

Saigon (2N) - Mekong Cruise (1N) - Saigon (1N) - Siem Reap (2N) - Bangkok (2N) - Kanchanaburi (1N) - Ayutthaya (1N) - Bangkok (1N)

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Highlights

  • Hand-picked 4-star and 5-star hotels.
  • Small group size.
  • Enjoy 1 night on a Mekong River cruise.
  • Explore the traces of war in Long Tan and feel the water-life on Mekong River, Vietnam.
  • Discover the UNESCO Heritage Site Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Visit many sacred places and relics in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya, Thailand.
  • Dinner with a menu designed by Luke Nguyen.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Arrival

Welcome to Saigon, the country’s financial hub & the most dynamic city of Vietnam! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in & break.
This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner on Saigon River Cruise, which helps to see the shimmering Saigon from “out of the box”.

Meal: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.


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Day 2: Saigon - Long Tan Tour

After breakfast, travel by bus to visit the place that served as the Australian Military Base during the Vietnam War, explore the Long Phuoc Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by the Viet Cong during the war as their hideout. Then, attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. The tour includes a local lunch on the way.
This evening we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant with matching wine menu designed by celebrity Luke Nguyen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon - Mekong Cruise

Escape the city for a tour of the Mekong Delta. On arrival at Cai Be, embark the cruise to start your discovery of what life is like beyond the urban Centre of the south. During the cruise, you will stop along the way to visit the artisanal villages where rice and coconut products are produced. You also have the opportunity to walk through verdant orchards. Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho.
In the afternoon, we go onshore and discover the local villages on foot or by bike and make contact with the local inhabitants. Later, return to your cruise, have dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise in Mekong.

Day 4: Can Tho – Saigon

Early wake up to enjoy the dawn on Mekong River. Afterwards, check-out your cruise, say “goodbye” to our friendly staff and disembark. You will be transferred by small boat to Cai Rang, one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta. After lunch at a local restaurant, road transfer back to Saigon.
Dinner at the Cuc Gach Quan restaurant with authentic Vietnamese menu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 5: Saigon City Tour – Flight to Siem Reap

After breakfast, late check- out of the hotel to discover Saigon with highlights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Saigon’s liveliest areas. Have Pho, a local specialty, for your lunch today then enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for a short flight to Siem Reap. After landing off, you’ll be picked up and transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 6: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples Complex

Rise up early today when it’s cooler and less crowded to see the mystical Angkor Wat at dawn. The special tour is arranged with a private table, tea, coffee, snack… inside the temple site for your best enjoyment. Later, back to the hotel where you will have breakfast and relax.
This afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, journey to the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsaras. Round off the trip with a visit to the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery then travel back to the hotel.
Dinner tonight is served at a local restaurant with Apsara dance.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

 

Day 7: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake – Flight to Bangkok

After breakfast, transfer to discover a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, and as yet bypassed by mass tourism. All the houses are on stilts offering an exceptional natural environment with breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water vistas as far as the eye can see. Walk through the village meeting the locals and a family who raises crocodiles. Afterwards, travel by boat over the canals to a large lake where Vietnamese people live when they are displaced from their homes because of the seasons. Then we return to Siem Reap for lunch before taking a flight to Bangkok. After landing off, you’ll be welcomed by our guide who then escorts you to the hotel by water taxi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 8: Bangkok City Tour

Take a short cruise from your hotel and continue by tuk-tuk to the Grand Palace — the official residence of the kings of Siam — and later. Visit the Emerald Buddha Temple, regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It contains an image of Buddha flawlessly carved from a single block of jade. Tour the temple of Wat Pho to view its gilded, 160-foot-long Reclining Buddha, while the musical sound of coins tossed into brass complements your experience. At lunch, enjoy a special Thai cooking demonstration. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a cocktail and welcome dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 9: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

Depart early this morning to catch up the best moment of visiting the world-famous Damnern Saduak Floating Market. This is an ideal place to see the traditional way of trading fruits, vegetables and others from small boats. You will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives. From right in the heart of Kanchanaburi, we will board the train for a ride on the historic Death Railway Train (approximately 30 minutes – from Tha KiLen to Tham Krasae), which passes through a lush forest along the original wooden viaducts. After having lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll continue to the Allied War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, which is a replica of prisoner of war camp and contains many photographs, artefacts and other memorabilia.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kanchanaburi.

Day 10: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya

An early start to travel to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as the largest city in Southeast Asia. In the centre of the city, lies Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries and towers; one can envision the grandeur and splendour that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. After lunch, continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Tong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Then, transfer to check in your hotel and spend the rest of the time at leisure.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ayutthaya.

Day 11: Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer back to Bangkok. On arrival, take a visit to a flower market followed by a witness of the Thai Buddhist Blessing ceremony at a local temple. A vegetarian lunch is prepared and served at the temple as well.
This evening, enjoy your farewell dinner at a local restaurant to round off the unforgettable trip with us.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ayutthaya.

Day 12: Bangkok - Depart

After breakfast, enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for your flight home.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Day 13: Home Arrival

Arrive home today.

Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: N/A.

Inclusions

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Free comprehensive travel insurance.
  • Accommodation sharing double or twin with daily breakfast.
  • Meals mentioned as in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Speedboat returned tickets.
  • All sites entrance fees.
  • All Transfers with Air-con Car/Van/Coach.
  • Professional English-speaking Guides.
  • AVG Select Concierge throughout your tour.
  • Visa to Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • All tippings included.
  • Free local SIM card with $20AUD credit.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.

Dates & Prices

Please contact us for more info.

Important

  • Single Supplement: AU$3,380.
  • Pre & post tour surcharge – AU$200 per person. This fee does not include your extras incl accommodation, touring & meals etc.

50% deposit required upon confirmation & remainder due 60 days prior to departure date

Tour Exclusions

  • Compulsory dinners applied for the nights 24 Dec & 31 Dec.
  • Personal expenses such as drink, laundry and souvenirs etc.
  • Other services not mentioned in the program.

Early check-in on the first day and Late check out on last day (see supplement of each hotel).

  • Departures from ALL major capital cities in Australia.
  • Economy Class airfares with Thailand Airways/Vietnam Airlines/Singapore Airlines – 1 x 30kgs per guest.

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