DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL (Meals: Free)
Our driver will pick you up at Tan San Nhat International Airport (Flight TBA) and transfer to HCMC. Check in Hotel. O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY2: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS– HO CHI MINH CITY (meals: Breakfast)
AM: HCM City
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.
PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi Tunnels is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi Tunnels was a ‘Free Target Zone’.
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH- SIEM REAP BY SHUTTEL BUS (meals: Breakfast)
Transfer to Bus Station to take on Mekong Express Bus to Siem Reap (it takes 12 hours) Evening arrival in Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduce with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point’s Siem Reap at bus station. Transfer to hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 04: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT TOUR (meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Show)
Depart to Angkor Wat temple, stop on the middle way for purchasing a entrance ticket. Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon – temple with 216 faces of Buddha. Visit Baphoun, Elephant terrace and leper king & Ta Prohm temple – popularized by Angelina Julai – Tomb Raider movie. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Afternoon visit the magnificent of Angkor Wat temple – the biggest religious temple in the world. Enjoy buffet dinner with Apsara dance show. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 05: SIEM REAP- LUANG PRABANG BY FLIGHT (meals: Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival in Luang Prabang. You will be picked up then transfer to hotel for check in Overnight at hotel in Lunag Prabang City.
DAY 06: LUANG PRABANG (Meals: Breakfast)
Set between the Nam Khan and Nam Ou rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. The entire town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Start the day at Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddhas. Visit the nearby Wat Aham before continuing to Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals. From there, stroll down the main street of Luang Prabang, stopping at some of the many temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moungkhoun, Wat Sop and Wat Sene. Continue to the National Museum (Royal Palace), a modest but graceful building that combines traditional Lao and French beaux-arts motifs. This turn-of-the century royal residence has been preserved, as it was when the royal family last lived here and provides unique insights into the history of Laos. (Closed on Tuesdays). Afterwards, visit Wat Mai. Visit Mount Phousi for sunset. Climb the hillside stairs to the small temples atop Phou Si, the 100m-high-hill that sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river. Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 07: LUANG PRABANG – BANGKOK BY FLIGHT (Meals: Breakfast)
Free at leisure till drive to Airport for flight to Bangkok. Arrival in Bangkok, pick up & tranfer to hotel. Check in Hotel & free at leisure for you. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok
DAY 08: BANGKOK HALF DAY TEMPLE & CITY TOUR (meals: Breakfast, -)
Bangkok- Half Day Temple and City Tour
08:00 Pick up from hotel in Bangkok city area.
09:00 Visit Wat Traimit (the Golden Buddha) Golden Buddha Image is the largest Golden buddha Image in the world. It is a Buddha Image in the mara conquering attitude, the typical artistic style of the days when sukhothai was the capital of Thailand. It is made of pure gold. The Image is unrivalled in beauty, measuring 12 feet 5 inches in diameter and has a height of 15 feet 9 inches from the base to the crown and it weighs approximately 5 tons. Now more than 700 years old, it is a valuable treasure of Thailand and of Buddhism.
10:00 Visit Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha) Wat Pho, is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace
12:00 Visit Wat Benjamabophit (Marble Temple) Located opposite one corner of Chitlada Palace in the Dusit district is one of the Most beautiful temples in Thailand, Wat Benjamabophit. Often referred to as ‘the Marble temple’ in guidebooks, the temple is unusual in many ways.
13:00 Come back to your hotel. Free at leisure or Optional tour. Stay overnight at hotel
DAY 09: BANGKOK –DEPARTURE (Meals: Breakfast)
Free at leisure till drive to Airport for flight back home. Home sweet home!
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