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Start/Finish
Bangkok / Siemreap
Duration
21 days / 20 nights
Private
Customized Tour

Wander around Bangkok’s dynamic streets and its most captivating sights and see life along the river on a long-tail boat. Explore the ancient temples in Ayutthaya. In Chiang Mai, go on a temple tour to the city’s most spectacular attractions and visit the premiere National Park Doi Inthanon. Enjoy your time in Luang Prabang with stunning landscape and impressive buildings with excursions to Pak Ou Cave and Khoang Si waterfall. Discover Hanoi and its historic landmarks, and head to Halong Bay for a scenic cruise ride. Spend time walking around the beautiful centre of Hoi An. Visit Cu Chi Tunnels and explore the dynamic life in Ho Chi Minh City, followed by a boat trip to the Mekong Delta region. In Siem Reap, fulfill your adventurous spirit when discovering the stories behind the ancient walls of the Angkor complex.

Full Itinerary

- This itinerary is designed for your kind reference, and it can totally be personalized to match your time, budget and interests. Feel free to let us know your expectations for the trip and we take care of them for you.

- Trips are personally tailor-made, with basic standards of daily JOIN-GROUP TOURS where-ever possible, while accommodations and your time of leisure are at your own choice. If your budget allows, we recommend you upgrade to PRIVATE TOURS, when you are personally taken care of and be able to enjoy more private time on your own. Certainly, your trip can be a good mix of PRIVATE DAY TOURS and JOIN-GROUP DAY TOURS as you wish, just simply let us know!

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival

You will be welcomed at the airport and taken directly to the hotel in centre of Bangkok in a private vehicle. Check in hotel.
You can then choose to relax at your Hotel or energy permitting, stretch your legs by taking a walk-through busy Streets of Bangkok.

Meals not included.
Overnight in Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok sightseeing

AM: Picked up from hotel, then you will be transferred to Wat Phra Kaew, the chapel of the Emerald Buddha, which houses the world’s most precious image of The Lord Buddha, the 75cm statue of jade sits atop an 11m golden pedestal surrounded by the lavish mural and richly decorated pavilions. Next, we will move to visit The Grand Palace – one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court. It used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand, which encompasses several major buildings (the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, The Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and The Funeral Palace).

Then drop off at a local restaurant. Lunch will be on your own.

PM: In the afternoon, we will visit Wat Traimit, the temple of the golden Buddha built with 5.5 tones of solid gold, sculptured in Sukhothai style. Visit Wat Pho, the temple of the Reclining Buddha, a stunning statue with 46m long and 15m high covered in gold leaf. Visit The Marble Temple, a mixture of Thai and Europe architecture which houses a unique collection of rare Buddha images.

Meals: Breakfast.
Overnight in Bangkok



Day 3: Bangkok - Full day Ayutthaya

You will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Ayutthaya.
Arrive at the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, built during the Ayutthaya era, we will then visit the Ancient City, including Wat Maha That, the heart and soul of the Ayutthaya people, a classic temple ruin of Ayutthaya and famous for the picturesque Buddha head engulfed by the Bodhi tree roots. The foundation size, remaining prangs, and towers attest the significance during its time. Wat Na Phra Mane – Remains in perfect condition, as it was used as the Burmese headquarters and Wat Lokayasutharam that has a mysterious past, whereby its origins are unknown, to see the largest reclining Buddha of Ayutthaya at 8 meters high and 42 meters long. The Buddha image was made of brick and covered with plaster

After visiting the Ayutthaya Historical Park, we will return to Bangkok by Cruise, Lunch on the cruise (buffet Lunch) “Delicious Meals served in the luxurious surroundings of the cruise boat.” Throughout the journey, you will be able to watch the Chao Phraya River banks scenery from the River Sun Cruise, either on deck in the fresh cool tropical air or from the refreshing air-conditioned passenger room. Either view you will get an amazing ling clear view of the life of the inhabitants that dwell along the river, and the unforgettable scenery of children as they greet the visitors going by, making it an altogether worthwhile experience.

Arriving at the city, we will pass the Royal Grand Palace, followed by Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn). The temple was the former palace when the Thai capital of Ayutthaya was replaced by Thonburi. Then transfer back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Bangkok



Day 4: Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai in the morning.
Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be welcomed then transferred to your hotel (Check-in time at the hotel is 14.00)

Meals: Breakfast.
Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 5: Chiang Mai Temples tour

Depart your hotel (Note: Takeaway breakfast from the hotel) and arrive at the foothill of DoiSuthep mountain in time to buy offerings and join the locals during the daily alms giving ceremony. This is a serene Buddhist procession where dozens of monks walk barefoot through the street collecting food and everyday items. Continue up the mountain to WatDoiSuthep and climb the 309 steps of the Golden Naga staircase to reach its golden pagodas. After a visit to DoiSuthep, continue to discover one of the best–kept secret temples of Chiang Mai, Wat Palad, known as the Temple below the Temple. This temple is a significant element of the Chiang Mai area’s history with its temple grounds aged beyond 650 years old.

Next, proceed to WatUmong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay. After a walk through its mysterious tunnels, you will reach the Viharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony.

After that, enjoy this lovely day with a delicious bowl of Khao Soy. This famous Northern Thai dish is a combination of coconut cream, crispy noodles and plenty of spice that is sure to delight!

Continue to visit the Three Kings Monument, followed by Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Center, located in an old building of elegant architectural design built in 1927. Standing on the location of a former royal hall, the building was used as the central administrative office of Phayap administrative unit of Siam, and later as the Provincial Hall of Chiang Mai. (Note: Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Center is closed on Mondays and during Songkran festival. Open from Tuesday – Sundays: 08:30 – 17:00)

Later, discover the lost city of WiangKumKam, “The Underground Empire,” one of the greatest cultural and historical significances. Following a massive flood, the city of WiangKumKam vanished without a trace. For over 200 years, WiangKumKam became a lost civilization buried under layers of earth. You will explore the main ancient ruined temples by bicycle: WiangKumKam, WatChedi Liam, Wat Phraya MengRai, WatKan Thom, and Koo Paa Dom.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon, time will be on your own in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Chiang Mai



Day 6: Chiangmai - Doi Inthanon with Pa Dok Siew Nature Hike

Early pick up from your hotel at around 07.30am and we will head out of the city to Thailand’s premiere National park, Doi Inthanon. On turning into the park, the road will start to climb towards Thailand’s highest peak. On the route up the mountain, our first stop will be at Siritharn waterfall, then we’ll proceed further up the mountain to the king and queen pagodas. From these two iconic pagodas, you can enjoy some stunning views across the park to the valley below.

The trip will then proceed to the top of the mountain, at the top you can stand on Thailand’s highest point and get your photo taken at the famous highest mountain in Thailand sign. At the top of the mountain is the stunningly beautiful Angkha Nature trail, this is a short walk of 400 meters but it will take you through some unique flora and forest which can only be seen at this high elevation. After Thailand’s highest peak, we will drop by at the Hmong hill tribe market and then have lunch. After lunch, it will be time for our walk which will take us deeper into the park and away from the well-visited tourist trail up the mountain. The walk will take around two hours and we will follow the beautiful Pah Dok Siew Nature Trail, the trail will take you through rice paddies and forest and you will get to enjoy some unique views of the park which many visitors miss. At the end of the walk, it will be time to board the transport again for the trip back down the mountain, on the way down we will stop by at one of Inthanon’s most spectacular waterfalls, Wachiritharn before heading back to Chiang Mai where you will be transferred to your Chiang Mai hotel.

Time will be on your own in the evening time, hanging around night markets or Nigh Bazzar, exploring Chiang Mai yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Chiang Mai



Day 7: Chiang Mai – Afternoon flight to Luang Prabang

Time will be on your own till you are picked up and transferred to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang.
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel in downtown for check-in. Time is on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8: Luang Prabang City tour – Pak Ou Cave

The first visit today will be the Royal Palace Museum (Haw Kham), which is now the National Museum. It houses many religious and cultural treasures, including the royal throne of the Lane Xang kingdom in its original splendor, and preserves some of daily royal life up to 1975. The museum provides information about its exhibits in English, and your guide will be able to offer additional explanations about the artifacts inside.
We will then board a traditional long-tail boat for the Mekong River cruise to the famous Pak Ou Caves (Join-in boat). Locally called Tam Ting, the caves are filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues, in a wide range of sizes. During the boat ride, take note of the fishermen and villagers going about their daily life on the river. For many, the Mekong plays an integral role in daily life and represents one of the only means of transportation and commerce.
On the way back, we will stop at Ban Xang Hay, a village specializing in the making rice wine.

We will continue to visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. This 15th-century wat is the most important in Luang Prabang and one of the most important in the entire country. Until the revolution of 1975, Wat Xieng Thong was a royal temple, supported by the royal family. During the 1960s, Wat Xieng Thong was completely remodeled and redecorated, becoming the splendid temple we see today.

Then we will visit Wat Mai (“New Monastery”), built in 1796. It was given its present name following the restoration undertaken by King Manthathourat in 1821. The most striking feature of the temple is the gilded relief panels covering the front facade. The panels tell the story of Vessentara, the highest incarnation of the Buddha. The gilded door frames merge into the relief panel, forming what looks like a monolithic wall of gold. Afterward, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, you will be transferred to Wat Prabath to admire the sunset. Time will be on your own in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on Cruise.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.



Day 9: Luang Prabang – Khoangsi Waterfall

It is optional for you to wake up as the sun rises to witness the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets (this activity you can do yourself, we will book a hotel at a good location so that you can easily see this activity in early morning, when the monks pass the hotels in the streets.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the morning local market near the Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life. Then we drive through the Luang Prabang countryside to Kuang Si Waterfalls. Upon reaching Kuang Si Waterfall, enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings or explore the dense jungle on foot. For the adventurous, it is possible to walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where beautiful views await.

These waterfalls cascade down a multilevel limestone formation creating a series of turquoise blue pools perfect for swimming on a hot day (if swimming, please dress modestly). There is also the chance to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene and explore the hidden waterfalls, which is rarely visited by other tourists.
If you wish, we will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers

On the way back to Luang Prabang, we will stop at Ock Pop Tok, set in a tropical Mekong garden it opens doors to learning about Lao textiles and crafts. Bringing alive our concept of east meets west, the Living Craft Centre (LCC) is a place where you can meet silk weavers, craft artisans and silkworms and learn about textiles. Weavers work on traditional looms practicing the age-old techniques brought here to Laos over 1200 years ago. Intern artisans from the Village Weaver Projects work alongside the Ock Pop Tok weavers learning new skills that they, in turn, take home to their villages. The exchanges taking place at the LCC have proven to keep alive the spirit that was prevalent during the prime of the Silk Road and all that was instrumental then in the emergence of the silk industry and appreciation of silk textiles around the world. Transfer back to your hotel late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Day 10: Luang Prabang – Free day

Time will be on your own exploring Luang Prabang by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Optional tour: Full Day Elephant Experience with Trekking (join group)
The true nature lovers tour! Get it all with this diverse and action-packed tour which provides the opportunity to be a mahout, jungle trekking on foot to local villages and a traditional Lao long boat ride. Even your lunch will be an adventure as you picnic in the forest surroundings. You are sure to be delighted (and exhausted) after this adventure!
**Please note** This tour does NOT include elephant bathing• 8:00 am – 8:30 am: Pick up by our English-speaking guide from your hotel lobby within Luang Prabang, Laos
• Arrive at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeting by your guide and participate in a short briefing about elephants
• Be a Mahout: From the Elephant Camp, enjoy the impressive experience of being a Mahout, Lao style! 1 person per elephant
• Jungle Trek: Enjoy a 3 km trek on foot through the diverse landscape
• Picnic Lunch: Dine in the forest surroundings with a picnic box lunch prepared just for you at our camp restaurant (vegetarian options available)
• Trail of Falls: Enjoy another 3 km trek on foot along our exclusive Trail of Falls leading up to Tad Sae Waterfall where you can relax or swim in its cool natural pools (water levels vary with seasonal conditions)
• Boat trip back to camp: Traverse the Nam Khan River in a traditional Lao long boat from the waterfall back to our Elephant Camp. You just might see traditional fishing methods and other various ways with which the local villagers make use of and enjoy the river.
• Depart: Transfer back to your Hotel in Luang Prabang between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Your Tour Includes: Hotel pickup and drop off in our air-conditioned van, English speaking guide, being a mahout, Lao long boat ride, picnic box lunch, drinking water, jungle treksNotes: Schedules and itineraries are approximate and subject to change due to seasonal conditions in the jungle and at the camp. Elephant Village reserves the right to break larger groups into smaller groups and/or operate tour activities in a different order than published above. Price: Upon request

Day 11: Luang Prabang – Afternoon flight to Hanoi

Time will be on your own, exploring Luang Prabang by yourself (Check out hotel is at 12.00). The driver will take you to the airport for flight to Hanoi.

Upon arrival at the Hanoi International Airport, you will be met and greeted at the airport and transferred in a private vehicle to the hotel. Dinner is on your own account.

Meals: Breakfast.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi City tour

After breakfast at the hotel, dive into the sights sounds and aromas of Hanoi. Start with Ho Chi Minh Complex including his Mausoleum (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed all afternoon, every Monday & Friday, and from late September until December), the Presidential Palace, the historic Stilt house, and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Continuing on our journey through Hanoi, we will drive to Tran Quoc Pagoda (which means “Stabilizing the Nation”), the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century in the Westlake and also a famous attraction for pilgrims.
From there we will head to the Temple of Literature. Originally built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, a university was added to the grounds six years later. The university provided education to the royal family and children of the aristocracy or “mandarins”.

Around 12.30: you will have lunch at a restaurant. Afterward, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi. We’ll then take a short drive to visit the Museum of Ethnology, a museum of the 54 officially recognized Ethnic Groups in Vietnam (Ethnology Museum is closed every Monday).

Return to your hotel, the rest of the day will be your own time, hanging around busy streets of Hanoi Old Quarter.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Hanoi.



Day 13: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on Boat

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. The journey is through the rich farmlands where you can observe the everyday life of Vietnamese villagers. Arriving in Halong Bay in the late morning and you will board a traditional “junk” boat. You will begin a relaxing and unforgettable cruise around the breathtaking and unique limestone karsts and islets. A delicious fresh seafood lunch will be served as you cruise this spectacular bay, a UNESCO listed site.

Towards the end of the day, the boat will set anchor for the night. As the sun sets over the bay, dinner will be served with fresh seafood, salad, and fruit. You will spend the night in your private cabin aboard the Junk in Halong Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on boat, private en-suite cabin



Day 14: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Evening Flight to Danang – Hoi An

Early risers can enjoy an unforgettable sunrise over the bay. On a clear day, you will have the chance to see the sunrise over the spectacular horizon, reflecting in the pristine waters of the bay.

Enjoy breakfast while the boat slowly cruises back to the jetty. Disembark at around noontime and take your vehicle back Hanoi then you will be transferred to Hanoi airport for a late afternoon flight to Danang.

Upon arrival at Danang airport, welcomed by our driver and transferred to the hotel in Hoi An. Dinner will be at your own expense. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals included: Brunch on Cruise
Overnight in Hoi An

Day 15: Hoi An City Tour

From the 16th to the 18th century, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port. Today it is a quaint riverside town popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, and tailor shops who will make an outfit in 24 hours for you!

We will take a walking tour through the winding narrow streets of the Ancient Quarter and visit Chua Ong Pagoda, The Assembly Hall, The 200-year-old Tam Ky house and the Japanese Covered Bridge. You will also attend a traditional music show and explore the Lantern making factories, a traditional hand-made product of Hoi An.

After that, we will embark on a short boat trip to visit Thanh Ha handicraft ceramic village, and Kim Bong Carpentry Village, famous for its carpentry and traditional woodworking products.

The afternoon will be your free time to explore Hoi An by yourself.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Hoi An



Day 16: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Free time in Hoi An in the morning for your own exploring the town or just relax.
Check out hotel at 12.00, then you will be transferred to Danang airport for flight to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon, greeted by our local tour guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Time will be on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Saigon

Optional: Explore “Saigon after Dark” on Vespa scooters where you are the passenger! (Group tour)
Time: 06.30pm – 10.30pm
A foodie night out on the town.This Saigon night tour is part night excursion, part street food adventure. Experience Saigon nightlife the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.
To start off this Saigon night tour, enjoy drinks at our Vespa-themed café, Café Zoom and watch “as the world goes by” (as said in the Lonely Planet guide book). Throughout the night, try a variety of food and drinks at 2 local restaurants and samplings of Saigon’s best authentic local food. Zoom past the famous must-see sights of Ho Chi Minh City while in the bustling traffic. We’ll also go to a Vietnamese-style coffee shop with special live music, and then wrap up the evening at an exciting music bar where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind and flaunt their unique styles.
Guests ride pillion behind our drivers to enjoy and experience the Vietnamese nightlife with friends. This tour includes free-flowing drinks and all you can eat, so come with an appetite! Price: Upon Request Inclusions: Vespas, drivers, English speaking tour guide, dinners (2 stops), local music venues and café (3 stops), one drink provided at each stop.

Day 17: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon city tour

After breakfast at the hotel, at around 8.30am we will depart from Ho Chi Minh city to Cu Chi Tunnels, that’s about 80km from Ho Chi Minh city. The tunnel system was built by the Viet Cong in the war battles in the South of Vietnam. The tunnels are a sobering insight into the dedication of the Viet Cong who lived almost entirely underground in the narrow and claustrophobic tunnels, for up to 10 years! Upon arrival, you will have a chance to watch a brief video that will introduce you to the Cu Chi tunnels, followed by a walk through the reserve. In this walk, you can see the Secret Entrance to the tunnels, workshops for the handmade weapons, the clinic bunker, the commander bunker, the meeting bunker and the kitchen bunkers, which are all open and above ground. Nearby is a chilling exhibition of the traps and weapons used against the American GIs. If you are brave, you can experience the Cu Chi tunnels by crawling inside to see how difficult life must have been, and discover the 3 levels underground.
For those who do not like the claustrophobic atmosphere, you will not have to crawl into these tunnels! The small replica displayed outside will give you a perfect example of what the interior looked like.

We return Saigon around noon for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, our guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Enjoy a visiting the War Remnants Museum where you can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the second Indochina war.
After this, we will visit The Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Next is Jade Emperor Pagoda. This is an ancient temple, as the Chinese temple style with bright decorative motifs.
Our last stop will be at a local market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here. Return to your hotel around 18:00,
The rest of the day will be on your own. You can visit the night market to discover authentic local cuisine. Or simply enjoy a glass of cocktail on the rooftop bar of the historic Rex Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Saigon



Day 18: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Ben Tre) – Saigon – Flight to Siemreap

After breakfast, your private guide and driver will drive you through the lush farming land to Ben Tre town, the heart of the Mekong Delta, popularly known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. This town is famous for its vast rice fields, numerous waterways, and beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival, you will embark on a motorized boat trip around the scenic Ben Tre River, viewing various local industries along the way. During the boat ride, you will stop to visit the small local factories where bricks and sleeping mats are made. Take a leisure walk along the village lanes visiting the local homes to try dry fruits, taste honey tea while enjoying a local Tai Tu music show. Continue your morning tour to visit a coconut mill workshop where the local delicacy of coconut candy is produced and a range of coconut husk and fiber products are skillfully handcrafted. You will next take a small sampan through palm-fringed back canals, gliding peacefully along the hidden waterways surrounded by an immense variety of tropical plants. The quiet, rural setting is a welcome and restorative retreat to the frenetic buzz of Saigon which seems far, far away. Have some fun by sitting in the back a Motor Cart (Xe Lôi) passing rice and vegetable orchard farms while meeting with the local people. Stop at a local restaurant by the riverside for Lunch. Here you will sample some of the most delightful cuisines of the Mekong region. After lunch, you will return to the docks where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back Saigon for flight to Siemreap in the evening.
You will be picked up at Siemreap airport and transferred to hotel for check-in.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Siemreap



Day 19: Siemreap – Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Promh Temple

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path – a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake. Continue on to the incredible Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground.

Lunch at a local restaurant (on your own expense).

In the afternoon, visit the legendary Angkor Wat. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple.

We will end the day with the beautiful sunset view from the top of Phnom Bakheng hill. Once the sun has set, we’ll head back to town. Time will be on your own in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Siemreap



Day 20: Siemreap – Tonle Sap Lake – Local Village Walk & Talk

Breakfast at the hotel.
This morning you will embark on an interesting boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake (Kampong Phluk area), where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it swells to about four times its size during the wet season. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake swells. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water.

Return to Siem Reap town for lunch and to rest for a while.

In the afternoon, you will be taken on a drive through the countryside to a local village, a beautiful small farming village where life revolves around the seasons and family, located approximately 15 minutes outside of Siem Reap. Here you will be taken on an incredible walking tour through the village and local community, learning about their simple way of life, meet local people and you will probably want to chat with them or help them with gardening works or help grow vegetables in the gardens, you will be welcomed by kids saying “Hello” to you. The village tour guide will explain to you about Cambodian daily lifestyle, customers, cultures, and superstitions. Then we will also stop at a local pagoda for an intimate monk blessing (water blessing), wishing you good health and a safe journey – a very special experience!

This is a wonderful village tour that provides a lot of photo opportunities and local experiences. End of the trip, we will enjoy seasonal fruits & fresh coconut juice at a host family’s house before we transfer you back to the hotel. You will be on your own the rest of the day.

*** Note: Today we recommend you to have proper clothes if you want to join the monk blessing at the local temple.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Overnight in Siemreap.

Optional: Phare Circus show https://pharecircus.org/

Set up by refugees of the Khmer Rouge era, Phare promotes performing arts as a way to cope with trauma. Over the years they have not only helped hundreds of Cambodians but also helped to promote traditional Khmer culture.

Price: (no guide escort)
Section A: USD 36
Section B: USD 27
Section C: USD 20
*** Remark: You can take taxi or tuk-tuk to the Phare Circus Compound



Day 21: Siemreap – Departure

Time will be on your own. Depending on the time of your departure flight, your private driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport for your outbound flight. Say goodbye and we wish you a safe flight departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

End of tour.

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City with highlights
  • Historical ancient capital Ayutthaya
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Pak Ou Cave tour and Khoangsi Waterfall in Luang Prabang
  • Halong Bay Cruise 2 days/1 night
  • Ancient Hue City

  • Hoi An charming town
  • Spectacular maze of Cu Chi tunnels
  • Mekong Delta discovery
  • Angkor Temple Complex discovery
  • Boat trip on Great Tonle Sap Lake
  • Walk & Talk in local village, interact with local people

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  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All Excursions
  • Transportation in AC vehicles
  • English speaking guide(s)

  • Domestic flights
  • Local boats
  • Admission fee
  • Meals as stated in the program

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  • An open choice for join-group tour or private tour with maximum flexibility
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
  • Transfer in good and high qualified transportation vehicles

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  • Accompanied by Experienced and friendly local guides
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour

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Australia

Best experience at Vietnam with Asia Trip Deals

Thank you Emma and Asia Trip Deals for arranging an awesome and unforgettable vacation in Vietnam. We were 4 friends who were planning for Vietnam and were confused about how to kick start and complete our trip in 10 days within budget. Right then we got in touch with Emma and she handled everything for us, starting from our trip itinerary, domestic flights, accommodations and must-visit places. Our entire trip was fun-filled and knowledgeable, all thanks to the tour guides provided to us, they were super friendly, helpful and filled with enthusiasm. The trip deal included a few good dining options to enjoy local food, loved it. We strongly recommend Asia trip deals if you are planning a trip to a place you have never been to before. The team is very responsive and on top when it comes to communication, just to make sure the trip is as planned.

    

November 14, 2019
Trip Advisor, Trustpilot
Behnam
USA

Great Tour

It was a nice tour and they arranged everything as per schedule. The tour guides were great, friendly, and knowledgeable. The hotel selection was ok.

November 5, 2019
Trip Advisor, Trustpilot
Sitinder
Australia

Amazing Vietnam and Cambodia personalized tour

My husband and I had not been to Vietnam or Cambodia before. We wanted a tour of the main tourist stops and also to explore some parts ourselves. Emma did a fantastic job of guiding us through the options and creating a personalized itinerary.

We were very extremely happy with her choice of comfortable mid-range hotels located close to shops, markets and local restaurants so we didn’t need transport to get around. Any changes, no matter how small were communicated by Emma in advance. She kept in touch all through to check we were safe and having a good time.
The tour guides and drivers entertained us with their jokes on the longer journeys and were great company throughout.

All the internal flights, pick-ups and drop-offs from the airport were taken care of as well as all entrance fees for the sites/attractions. This takes the hassle of haggling about transport costs and options, especially in view of the huge figures in exchange rates that involved dealing in thousands and millions of Vietnam Dong. There is a big tipping culture, so be prepared to have plenty of spare cash for this, but most places also accept American dollars.

Due to the personal service from Emma and attention to detail, our trip was hassle-free, leaving us free to soak up the atmosphere, sights and smells that have left us feeling we would like to return and explore more next time. The highlight for me was the overnight cruise along Halong Bay. It was so calm and peaceful, just what I needed!! I would thoroughly recommend Emma and Asia Trip Deals, if like me you just want a holiday and not the stress of spending hours trawling through the internet looking for hotel/flight deals and places to visit.

ATD customer review

October 20, 2019
Trip Advisor