18 Day Southeast Asia Tour

Tour Code: ASEA1-18

Duration
18 days
Price From
$2,999
Valued up to $4,250

Deposit only $500 per person today to secure your trip

Everyone wants to see all that Southeast Asia has to offer but money, time, and organisation always seems to be an obstacle.

AVG has rectified this by creating this Southeast Asia Tour which will take you to Thailand, North and South Vietnam, and finish up in Cambodia – all in just 18-days! If you don’t want to stress over the finer details including flights, accommodation, transport and researching activities, this tour is perfect for you.

So, what are you waiting for?

Note:
As flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel can be subject to availability and modifications beyond our control, if cancellations or delays should occur, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement.

Route

Bangkok(3N) – Kanchanaburi(1N) – Hanoi(3N) – Halong Bay(1N) – Hoi An(2N) – Saigon(2N) – Siem Reap(2N) – Phnom Penh(2N)

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Highlights

  • Take a Bangkok city tour to many famous attractions
  • Board a cruise excursion to explore the mystical Halong Bay.
  • Take a walking tour around quaint riverside town of Hoi An.
  • Experience Cu Chi Tunnels, the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system.
  • Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival.

Today, you arrive in Bangkok, Thailand! On arrival, you will be met tour guide at Exit 6 of the airport and then transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meal: In-flight.

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour

After breakfast, there’s a city and temple tour of Bangkok, a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. Drive through Chinatown and then on to the colorful Indian Market. Visit serene Wat Po, the oldest and largest temple in the city, with the astonishing, giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive to Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the Grand Palace. (Just passing The Grand Palace, not stopping).

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Bangkok Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 4: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

This morning, travel southwest to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you’ll observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers aboard small Sampan boats. The boats are fully loaded with all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and freshly cooked food.

From the Floating Market, continue to the quiet provincial capital of Kanchanaburi, with its stunning natural beauty, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful rivers. Walk over the stone bridge at the River Kwai, one of the most famous rivers in the world, which gained international fame in the book and film, “Bridge on the River Kwai”. The bridge, several museums and cemeteries have respectfully preserved the history.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 5: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Bangkok – Hanoi

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 center 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 travel to Bangkok airport for your flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met by your AVG Guide and transferred to your hotel. 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, you’ll travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular array of islands, dotted with wind and wave eroded grottoes, is a wonder to behold.

On arrival you board a ship to view the thousands of limestone islands and their caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding across the clear emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene. You‘ll also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Early risers may like to participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. A sight not to be missed – especially if you are into photography. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands. Return to the junk for breakfast, then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay.

In the afternoon our driver will meet you at the Halong Jetty to drive you back to Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 8: Hanoi City Tour

This morning, you’ll take a half day Hanoi City Tour which takes in famous landmarks such as  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo stop only), a monumental edifice built to commemorate the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader); the One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples); the Temple of Literature  (the first university in Vietnam) and Tran Quoc Pagoda (one of the oldest in Vietnam). Enjoy traditional Water puppet show.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional Hanoi Street Food (Dinner Included)

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as stuffed pancake, Banh My, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

Day 9: Hanoi – Hoi An

After breakfast, enjoy a free day of leisure before the flight to Da Nang.

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional Hoi An Cooking Class Tour

A chance for you to experience all the typical features of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and master your cooking skills with unique recipes.

Day 10: Hoi An Walking Tour

Today we will take a walking tour visiting the Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, and the Japanese Bridge. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles – from wooden Chinese shop houses and temples to colorful French Colonial buildings. Today’s walking tour is the ideal way to learn a about the city’s history and its many fascinating stories.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we head back to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation or more time to explore Hoi An.

The rest of the day and evening is at leisure.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional A O Show

A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Optional Hoi An Memories Show

Featuring 500 performers with superb choreography, this open-air theatrical extravaganza tells a story about the quintessence of Hoi An throughout 400 years of history while shining the spotlight on Ao Dai and the hidden charming beauty of Vietnamese women.

Day 11: Hoi An – Da Nang – Saigon – City Tour

Today you’ll be transferred to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival at the airport you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. You’ll then have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo opportunity outside), War Remnant Museum and  then soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

You may choose only one optional tour on day 11.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional Vespa Adventure – Saigon After Dark Tour

Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Enjoy your amazing night by whisking away the city and stop by some shops to taste Saigon’s best authentic local food.

Optional Dinner on Saigon River Cruise

Dinner on Saigon river cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. Enjoy the river breeze gently caressing your skin, together with renowned Vietnamese delicacies which guarantee to make your evening unforgettable.

Day 12: Saigon Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure.

Note: The performance schedule is subject to change. Please check availability when requested.

You may choose a maximum of 2 optional tours on Day 12. One AM, and one PM.

(Note: Teh Dar Show and Dinner on the Saigon River Cruise cannot be arranged on the same day)

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional Mekong visit the locals

Embark on a cruise to Ben Tre river and visit brickwork, coconut processing workshop, a local village making sleep mattresses. Continue taking a motor cart (xe lôi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. Lunch is served at the restaurant riverside. In the afternoon, sail through water palm creek by rowboat and get back to Hung Vuong Pier for departing to Saigon.

Optional Dinner on Saigon River Cruise

Dinner on Saigon river cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. Enjoy the river breeze gently caressing your skin, together with renowned Vietnamese delicacies which guarantee to make your evening unforgettable.

Optional Teh Dar Show

Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Day 13: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Siem Reap

This morning we visit Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.

We then travel to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. On arrival in Siem Reap, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, followed by the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery. In the 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 featuring many beautifully sculptured Apsaras.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 15: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Phnom Penh

Today we depart Siem Reap for Phnom Penh by bus. We’ll drive along the rolling verdant hills of the farm lands. Arrive at Tonle Sap Lake in the heart of Cambodia, with its rich and diverse ecosystem. Embark on a boat excursion – observe the peaceful, local life and the floating fishing villages that dot the shoreline.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 16: Phnom Penh

This morning, there’s a not-to-be-missed Phnom Penh city tour to The Royal PalaceSilver Pagoda, the National MuseumWat Ounalom and Central Market. You’ll see the location where international journalists camped out in 1975 on the eve of the Khmer Rouge takeover, and the burnt-out and bullet-holed building that has been left as it stood after the war.

Later on, continue on to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school which was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime. Then it’s on to Choeung Ek, made famous by the movie The Killing Fields, to learn about the atrocities that took place here. After this rather somber chapter on Cambodian history, to end your journey today, you will have a chance to lighten the mood and taste some Khmer snacks.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 17: Phnom Penh - Depart

Spend a day at your leisure and get ready for a flight back home.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 18: Home Arrival

You will arrive home today.

Meal: N/A.

Inclusions

Tour Inclusions:

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Accommodation and meals in the itinerary.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

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


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Dates & Prices

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Departure

Price

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Tuesday
09 Jun 2020

Friday
26 Jun 2020

$2,999

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Tuesday
14 Jul 2020

Friday
31 Jul 2020

$3,399

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Tuesday
11 Aug 2020

Friday
28 Aug 2020

$2,999

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Tuesday
08 Sep 2020

Friday
25 Sep 2020

$3,199

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Tuesday
06 Oct 2020

Friday
23 Oct 2020

$2,999

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Tuesday
10 Nov 2020

Friday
27 Nov 2020

$2,999

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Tuesday
01 Dec 2020

Friday
18 Dec 2020

$3,799

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Fine Print

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd installment of $1,999 per person within 30 days after deposit.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

Noted: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/

Step 2: Complete the Booking Form

Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

How to extend your stay
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalizing your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

Please note, a supplement of AU$200 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences) applies to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary, and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to confirm your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

Important Information

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of 10AUD per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $785 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Group size: 6-30 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 6 blank pages.

Australian passport holder is required to have a visa for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation group and just need to pay AUD160 for Vietnam visa single entry.

Once approved, please ensure that you travel with the following documentation as they are required to present to customs upon arrival into the country.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

For Cambodia, you will obtain your visa when crossing the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. The cost of the Cambodian Visa is around USD$37 per person.

For Thailand, Australian passport holders may stay in Thailand as a tourist without a visa up to 30 days.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.

In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Flight Information

Airline

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines is supplied per voucher (including 1 x 30 kg checked baggage and 7 kg hand baggage per passenger)
  • Customers must send us the electrical copy of passport by scanning or taking the first page of your passport. By this way, we could secure the accuracy of your personal information to make proper reservation for you.
  • The airfare is non-refundable at all times.

Flights

  • Flight itineraries will be provided only 30 days prior to departure. If you book our tour packages within 30 days, your flight itinerary will be provided within 7 days.
  • Airline schedule may change or cancel before the itinerary and it is beyond our control. We will try utmost to assist our customers, however, the customers are also responsible for reviewing your flight schedule prior to the departure. Moreover, you can contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals (subject to availability and applicable fare difference).  If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

Business Class Upgrade:

From AUD1899 per person (international flights only) if you wish to upgrade your class. (Vietnam Airlines only)

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