Indochina Legend Travel

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VIETNAM – CAMBODIA – THAILAND
(14 days / 13 nights)
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Bangkok – Pattaya – Bangkok

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by our tour guide & driver at airport & then transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi full day city tour (B, L)

Today we enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda & the Temple of Literature.
After lunch at local restaurant, visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword and the Ngoc Son temple. Take one hour cyclo ride through the bustling old quarter streets of Hanoi before enjoying a fantastic traditional water puppet show (unique to Vietnam).

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00am. Have breakfast & take a short rest at a small hotel before departing for one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. The drive takes about 3.5 hours. Halong covers 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia.

Stay overnight on boat.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B, L)

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Turn back to Hanoi for the evening flight to Hue. On arrival in Hue, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 5: Hue full day city tour (B, L)

A morning boat trip on the romantic Perfume River visiting Hue’s oldest and most revered site, Thien Mu Pagoda & the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang.
Afternooon visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, the elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the Dong Ba market.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)

Morning drive to Hoi An town, a recognized World Heritage Site. Stop in Da Nang to visit the famous My Khe Beach and Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Visit this ancient town: the 200 year-old Tan Ky house, Phuc Kien Pagoda, the Assembly Hall, the former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful riverside market.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

After breakfast, at 8 am, we will visit Cu Chi tunnels - an immense network of connecting underground tunnels during American War. Back to the city for lunch.
After lunch we will visit Notre Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon's government quarter, is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as "Hotel de Ville," is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. Our last stop is Ben Thanh market, the biggest whole sales market in Saigon.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating Market (B, L)

7:30 am: Depart for Cai Be, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the driver again in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Bangkok (B)

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in. Then free at your leisure.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 11: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit at first Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha. The temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit to Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image; the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas); and known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant, after lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). After this place we return back to the hotel and free at leisure.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 12: Bangkok – Pattaya Coral Island (Join-in) (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel and check out, then we depart for Pattaya where is one of the most destinations of tourist who love the beach, sunshine, nightlife and a lot of entertainments. Take about 2 hrs from Bangkok by road. Check in at hotel in Pattaya, and then transfer to the pier for take a speed boat to Koh Lan or Coral Island, the Popular Island for swimming, snorkeling, sun bathing on the flour-like sandy beach. Lunch is served at the Island. After lunch, free at leisure till time back for check in at the hotel and free at leisure.

Overnight in Pattaya.

Day 13: Pattaya Half Day Nong Nooch Village Tour (Join-in) (B)

After breakfast at hotel, and then sightseeing visit to Suan Nong Nooch Village, just 15 minutes east of Pattaya. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden has emerged as a fascinating tourist destination renowned for its wide-ranging orchid species, a palm garden, various flowering and decorative plants from all corners of the world. The highlight of the program and every body's favorite is the elephant show. You'll see these gentle giants, the symbols of Siam, perform various tricks such as riding bikes, playing football and they'll even invite you to a tug of war. You can quietly stroll among flower beds, enjoying the profuse colors and fragrance of millions of flowers, as well as the well-trained chimpanzees and elephants in the natural surroundings. (No Elephant ride is included!!!)

Overnight in Pattaya.

Day 14: Pattaya – Bangkok – Departure (B)

After breakfast, free at leisure till time transfer to Bangkok airport for the departure flight.
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