Indochina tours | Thailand - Vietnam in 10 days

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OUTLINED ITINERARY: 

Day 1: Arrival to Bangkok City

Day 2: DamnoenSaduak Floating Market + Crocodiles Farm + Sampran Riverside+ Dinner on Cruise (B/L/D) 

Day 3: Kanchanaburi Day Tour (B/L/D) 

Day 4 : Bangkok City Tour- Hanoi (B/L) 

Day 5: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

Day 7: Halong – Hanoi (Brunch)

Day 8: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour (B/L)

Day 10: Departure (B)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Bangkok 

 

bangkok thailand

 

Upon your arrival at the airport in Bangkok, you are met and welcomed by LVP Travel local tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day you are free at your leisure after long time flight.  

Overnight at hotel in Bangkok. 

Day 2:DamnoenSaduak Floating Market + Crocodiles Farm + Sampran Riverside+ Dinner On Cruise ( B/L/D) 

Breakfast at Hotel. 

Depart for DamnoenSaduak, situated 110 Km. west of Bangkok. Your journey commences with a leisurely drive through rice paddies and salt fields. 

The tour continues with a 30 minutes speedboat trip along fruit plantation to see Thai houses and the traditional way of life. 

Arrive at DamnoenSaduak Floating Market. Here you will be fascinated by boats of various shapes and sizes used by local merchants to ferry their goods. You are able to hire small boat board along the market for shopping local products. 

Depart floating market to visit the wood carving factory. 

Buffet lunch at Samphran Crocodile Farm. Large variety of food served buffet style with warm Thai hospitality. 

Enjoy a spectacular show of Crocodile Wrestling between man and crocodiles are also offers. The farm of more than 10,000 crocodiles is acclaimed to have one of the cleanest and most impressive public crocodile displays in the world. (by CITES) 

 See the Greatest Elephant Show in Thailand, an elephant show complete with dramatic sounds and narration Watch a ceremonial rite to bless the buffalo hide cord before hunting the elephants. Be entertained to football jumbo cup, dancing and at play from well-trained cutes. And re-enacting YuthaHathi, an ancient battle scene on elephant back in full battle gear. 

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Visit Sampran Riverside (formerly Rose Garden) - Thai Village & Cultural Show 

 

Thai village cultural show

 

The Thai Village provides a natural and perfect backdrop for the Thai Village Cultural Show. Visitors and guests are presented with a rare opportunity to witness and experience Thai ways in a natural setting. For nature lovers, you are free at leisure to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Botanical Gardens admiring the impressive diversity of native tropical flora and fauna. 

 Enjoy the unique and unforgettable experience of the world-renowned Thai Village Cultural Show, featuring an impressive cast of 150 performers, portrays captivating scenes of everyday life in rural Thailand and 'Thai ways' and offers a vivid introduction to: Thai living, the 'cycle of life', time-honoured customs and traditions in an agricultural community in Thailand; the Thai passion for festive fun or 'sanuk' and Thai 'joie de vivre' - the celebration of a good life and good times, as expressed in the folk songs and dance of the four regions of Thailand. 

Depart from Sampran Riverside to Bangkok. For The Dinner Cruise: 

19:00 hrs Check-in at La Grande Perle Restaurant, River City Shopping Complex.  

19:20 hrsBoarding the Grand Pearl, the most luxury cruise liner on the Chao Phraya River. Welcoming by our crew in typical ceremonious Thai culture with warm smiles and offering our very own special Grand Pearl welcome cocktail. 

19:30 hrs Departure from River City Pier by Grand Pearl Cruise. 

Dinner is served under moonlight, with Live Music in a serenade atmosphere and a Thai Classical Dance Show. You will delight in the Thai and International cuisine offerings in a sumptuous buffet with a Sushi corner prepared with high skill and renowned car to sooth your pallet and enhance your experience with us. 

While you enjoy your drinks, take in the beautiful night-lit scenery on both side of the Chao Phraya River. Our captain will pilot the boat up- river. We will ensure the opportunity for you to take snapshot of the two most magnificent night views of Bangkok. 

Enjoy the beautiful night scenery on both side of Chaophraya River. Absorbed and get fascinated with magnificent architectures standing elegant just before the river in the night time with decoration of lights beside of thr charming of the riverside. For instance, the Temple Of Dawn, The Grand Palace &WatPhraKaew , Bang Khunprom Palace, Kanlayanamitr Temple and a string of the World Class Water Front Hotels. 

21:30 hrs Arrival at the River City Pier. And we are sure that you will have enjoyed our Amazing Dinner Cruise. Thank you so kindly for entrusting us with this memorable evening. 

Day 3:Kanchanaburi Day Tour (B/L/D) 

Breakfast at Hotel. 

 

Kanchanaburi

 

06:30 hrs Depart for Kanchanaburi, located 128 kilometres (80 miles) west of Bangkok. It is Thailand's third largest province with an area of 19,486 square kilometres. The provincial area is mountainous and has the west border next to Myanmar.  (2 hours drive) 

08:30 hrs Visit JEATH War Museum, a realistic depiction of prisoner of war living quarters, with photographic, pictorial and physical memorabilia dating from World War II. 

09:30 hrs Scenic boat ride along the Mae Klong River to the World famous Bridge over the River Kwai.  

10:00 hrsThen visit world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied prisoners of war. Take leisurely walks around town and pictures on the world- renowned Death Railway. 

10:45 hrs Train ride on Death Railway through magnificent scenery, passing over the original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs. 

12:15 hrs Lunch at local restaurant. 

13:30 hrs Visit Soi Yoke Elephant Camp. Feeding the food to elephants at Soi Yoke Elephant Camp. 

Then experience exciting elephant ride into the jungle for 45 minutes past bamboo trees and hanging creepers. 

Continue the trip by taking bamboo raft adventure for 30-45 minutes along River Kwai back to the camp. 

15:30 hrs Leave from Kanchanaburi pass green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to Bangkok (2-2.5 hours drive) 

17:30 hrs Arrival to Siam Nirmait (Dinner Buffet) 

Enjoy Siam Niramit Show - World class spectacular performance of Thai Art and Cultural Heritage. This must-see spectacular is performed on the gigantic stage now listed in the Guinness World Records, 

featuring over 150 performers with as many as 500 costumes. On top of this, enhanced special effects with the world's most advanced technology are used to produce a stimulating, very realistic and inspiring experience. This is a Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Thailand that no one can miss. 

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Day 4: Bangkok City Tour- Hanoi (B/L) 

Breakfast at Hotel. 

Depart from hotel to Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago. 

Visit Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), founded in the 16th century, the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city. Wat Pho was the first open university of Thailand which offered courses in several branches of knowledge like literature, astrology, medicine and massage. It's well known for its huge Reclining Buddha, 46 m. long and 15 m. high. 

Cross Chao Phraya River by public ferry to visit WatArun, The Temple of Dawn. 

Visit to WatArun, the Temple of Dawn, is one of Bangkok's best know landmark. It stands on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri. WatArun is best seen from the opposite bank of the river; it glistens in the sunlight during the day and stands dark and noble at dawn or dusk. A visit to the beautiful, peaceful monastery complex surrounding the familiar towers is very worth-while. These towers, the Phra Prang, although best known, the only part of WatArun. It also contains narrow lanes; elegant, old white buildings; shrines, pools of turtles; and two fine giants, Yuk WatJaeng, mortal enemies of the Yuk Wat Po across the river. 

Visit WatPhraKaeo, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is so richly and intricately decorated that, once entering the temple, you will feel as if you are in a real 'city of angels'.  

Visit The Grand Palace, an area of 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls built in 1782. The length of the four walls is 1,900 metres. Within these walls are situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences. 

City-sightseeing tour along Ratchadumnoen Rd.(The Royal's Way). En route you can see many magnificent temples and architectural buildings, including the City Pillar Shrine, National Museum, Democracy Monument, Golden Mountain, Thai Boxing Stadium, Anantasamakhom Palace, Parliament House, Dusit Zoo and Chitlada Palace King's Residence. 

Lunch at Local Restaurants (Riverside Restaurants)  

Visit Jim Thompson's House Museum. This exquisite collection of traditional Thai houses stands as a museum to Jim Thompson, the man who revived the Thai silk industry and founded the Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Jim Thompson's eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts is on permanent exhibition, making this a magnificent tribute to a well-respected and sorely missed legendary figure. 

Then we will transfer you the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi, our guide will welcome you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Free time in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi. ( The best Hanoi tours at Lvptravel )

Remark: 

WatPhraKaew is Thailand's most sacred temple, so please do not wear shorts, or sandals. 

Certain buildings in the Palace grounds are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Day 5: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Today you will take private full day city tour. In the morning, you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, President Palace and Temples of Literature. After lunch, you will take a 20 minute drive from your hotel to the very impressive Museum of Ethnology, among the finest of Vietnam's museums. You will see many exhibits, photographs and actual houses inhabited by some of the 54 ethnic people in Vietnam. It will offer a truly colorful introduction to these ethnic tribes. From here, you will enjoy a one hour cyclo tour of Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter and HoanKiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Lastly, in the late afternoon, you will be enchanted by the legends and stories told at the Thang Long Water Puppet Show that no one should miss while visiting Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

Today you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (a World Natural Heritage site) via the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, you will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. In the late afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset, you can kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, you can enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at a restaurant. You will stay overnight onboard. ( Halong bay tours at Lvptravel )

Day 7: Halong – Hanoi (Brunch)

You'll wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. You will have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Then you will drive to Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 8: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh (B/D)

In the morning, we can take some hotel inspection as below:  

- Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel (Luxury Hotel)

- Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake

- Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi

After that, we will transfer you to airport for your next destination Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh, your guide welcomes you and escort you to hotel for check in. In the evening, you will enjoy a dinner on Indochina Junk on Saigon River. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour (B/L)

In the morning you will drive to visit the Cu Chi tunnels. You will explore the "Iron Triangle", riddled with an extensive system of tunnels used during the American War, along with fascinating traps and surprises. Enjoy your lunch at a well-known local restaurant before continuing the tour in the afternoon and visiting the former Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Central Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. You will stay overnight in HCMC.

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Day 10: Departure (B)

There are no activities planned for today. You will have free time until departure to airport for your flight back Guatemala. Tour ends!

HOTEL LISTS

CITIES HOTEL LIST ROOM TYPE

First Class / 4 star hotels

Hanoi Golden Silk Hanoi Hotel

http://goldensilkhotel.com

Luxury

Halong GraylineHalong Cruise

http://graylinehalong.com

Deluxe

Bangkok Eastin Grand Sathorn

http://www.eastingrandsathorn.com/

Superior

Ho Chi Minh Harmony Saigon Hotel

http://www.harmonysaigonhotel.com/ Premier Deluxe

QUOTATION:

Tour Category Price per person in USD in Double Shared (Group of 10 pax) Single Supplement

First Class US $ 1355 US $ 475

Price includes: 

+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

+ Private transportation during the tour

+ Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast

+ Experienced English speaking guide

+ In – tour flights: Bangkok – Hanoi, Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh by Vietnam Airlines/Economy Class.

+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

+ All sightseeing tickets

+ Services charges and government taxes

+ No extra charge after services confirmation

+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Price excludes:

+ International flights & departure taxes 

+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities 

+ Travel insurance + Beverage 

+ Other services not mentioned above.

Services Inluded:
  • - Private transfers  with  Professional English Speaking guide
  • - Accommodation with breakfast at mentioned Hotels
  • - Meals (Food only / NO drinks) as mentioned in programs
  • - All Entrance fees for the whole trip as mentioned in programme
  • - Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • - Daily 2 mineral water bottles per day per pax.
  • - All taxes
  • - Highly responsive 24/7 support during the tour.
  • - High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved.
  • - Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • - In tour flights if any
  • - Special assistances in ease city for smooth check-ins.
Services Excluded:
  • - International flights & departure taxes
  • - Visa On Arrival guaranteed letter
  • - Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Beverage
  • - Other services not mentioned above

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