18-Day Colorful Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

Tour Route: Thailand: Bangkok - Ayutthaya, Cambodia: Siem Reap, Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

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  • Tour Code: ODY-SE-270
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: Bangkok, Arrival

Welcome to Bangkok - the capital of Thailand. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to recover from the jet lag. 

Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok Sightseeing

This morning start to explore this alluring city with a visit to Wat Traimit, Wat Arun and Wat Po, to admire those ancient temples and sacred Buddha images enshrined inside. 

After lunch, proceed to visit the famous Grand Palace, where the royal family holds coronation ceremonies and where you'll see the Emerald Buddha in one of its temples - Wat Phra Kaew

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

This morning, head to the former capital Ayutthaya and visit the beautiful Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and Wat Yai Chaimongkhol for a glimpse of the old time. 

Later take a pleasant boat trip down the Chao Phraya River to Bangkok (a buffet lunch included), which gives you a good chance to see the nice rural scenery and Thais' life. Return to Bangkok at around 4 pm. The rest of the day is yours to relax. 

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Bangkok - Siem Reap

Take the morning flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, check in and take a short rest. In the afternoon, enjoy a trip to a floating community over the Tonle Sap Lake - Kompong Phluk, which is home to the amazing flooded mangrove forests and families with a unique lifestyle. After that, get back to Siem Reap and enjoy a leisure evening. 

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Siem Reap Sightseeing

This morning, discover the fabulous Angkor Thom. Start the exploration from the south gate and then visit Bayon Temple, which is noted for its smiling Buddha faces and bas-reliefs. Later, continue to see Elephant Terraces.

After lunch, admire a World Heritage Site Angkor Wat and the Bakheng Hill to see the distant Angkor Wat in the sunset.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Siem Reap Sightseeing

If you want, you can take the early morning trip to enjoy stunning sunrise of Angkor Wat; you also have the chance for a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. Breakfast at the hotel or take it away. 

After breakfast, head for Banteay Srei Temple and spend some time to visit some local villages en route. Proceed to Ta Prohm Temple, Takeo Temple and have some leisure time on your own after the tour.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 7: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City

Take a late morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, visit Ben Thanh Market to take a close look at local people’s life before heading for your hotel.

After lunch, enjoy a city tour to visit the War Remnants and Reunification Palace. The Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office and Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City

Leave for Cao Dai Temple, where you'll attend a fantastic mid-day service together with the worshipers. After lunch, proceed to explore the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels network. Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence.

After that, drive back to your hotel and relax with a nice Saigon sunset.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho

Today, depart for My Tho in Mekong Delta and take a boat trip along the canals of Mighty Mekong River. After that, drive to Can Tho and relax at the hotel or discover nearby areas on your own after arrival.

Overnight: Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Hue

Start today's trip with a boat cruise on sparking streams of Mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang floating markets, where hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostle for trade and sellers shout loudly to advertise their wares. Later, you’ll visit the Bun Tau Noodle Factory.

In the afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for your flight to Hue. 

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Hue City Tour

Get a taste of Hue today. You'll visit the majestic Tomb of King Ming Mang and sail the Perfume River by a royal dragon boat to serene Thien Mu Pagoda

Later, be transferred to visit the Imperial Citadel, stroll around the Forbidden Purple City and end today's sightseeing at the bustling Dong Ba Market.

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Drive to Hoi An this morning. En route you will have a pleasant short tour in Da Nang by visiting Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum and the famous Marble Mountain

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Da Nang. When you arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, you can explore the city on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Hoi An City Tour

Today, take a light excursion to go around the tiny town of Hoi An and visit the ancient Japanese Bridge, Chinese temple, and the Vietnamese former merchants' house. In the afternoon, take a boat ride on the Hoai River to Thanh Ha Pottery village to see the traditional way of making potteries. The evening is yours to explore the charming Hoi An. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi

Enjoy the morning time by yourself in Hoi An.

In the afternoon, leave Hoi An for Da Nang airport for the flight to Hanoi. On arrival, check-in.

Take a walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter street markets with a local guide who's passionate about food, and discover the exotic flavors of Vietnam with fellow food-lovers. Sample fruit, hawker street food and local specialties like pork crepes, and visit Hanoi's largest covered market, Dong Xuan, you'll have a personalized experience on this walking tour of Hanoi's best street food areas.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast

Day 15: Hanoi City Tour

This morning, spend some leisure time on Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later, visit Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam.

After lunch, proceed to Hanoi Hilton (also called Hoa Lo Prison), followed by the Museum of Ethnology, where you'll learn about the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam by rich collections of objects, photos, video tapes, and cassettes.

In the evening, enjoy an interesting water puppet show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam and the spotlight of any Vietnam tour.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today you are going to enjoy your Halong Bay cruise. It starts with a 3.5 hours' scenic drive from Hanoi to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay, where you’ll see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dotting the sea and traditional sampans and junks sailing the glinting water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves. It will be a real ocean adventure! A variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip.

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise today. You will enjoy your brunch before disembarking the cruiser at around 10 am. Your guide and driver will meet you at the pier then drive you back to Hanoi,  and escorted you to your hotel at around 4 pm. Free at leisure for the rest of the day on your own.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meal: Brunch

 

Day 18: Hanoi, Departure

Today is at your leisure till your guide and driver escorts you to the airport for your flight back home.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

 

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