General

Tour D: Vietnam & Thailand “2 for 1” Special

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Mekong Delta, Hanoi, Halong Bay; Thailand: Bangkok, Grand Palace, Ayutthaya, Floating Market 14 Days (12 Nights) Escorted Tour

(Tour No: TFOD)

Day 1 – Hometown / Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) (via Shanghai)

You will start with a flight from your hometown by WestJet to Vancouver or Toronto, and connect by China Eastern Airlines to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam) via Shanghai. Start your worry-free vacation with the guidance of your Canadian tour escort from Canada.

Day 2 – Arrived Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon, Vietnam)

Cross the International Date Line and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), formerly known as Saigon, the largest city of Vietnam.  Arrive at Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat International Airport, your local guide will greet and welcome you before heading off to the hotel.
Hotel: Saigon Prince Hotel (4+ Star)

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City ~ Cu Chi Tunnel ~ Ho Chi Minh City

Morning visit the Saigon River, Opera House, Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace. Then visit Cu Chi district and the Underground Tunnels. Enjoy a Special Welcome Dinner Cruise along the Saigon River, then visit Ben Thanh Night Market. ( B / L / SD )

Day 4 – Ho Chi Minh City ~ Mytho ( Mekong Delta ) ~ Ho Chi Minh City

This morning you will visit the Thien Hau Pagoda. Then drive to My Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta, famous for its vast rice fields and most beautiful landscapes. Sail on Mekong River to Phoenix Island where local handicrafts and sweets from coconut are produced.  Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits and Traditional Music and Song Performance. Ride on a Horse Carriage to a typical local house for a taste of homemade honey-tea. Hop on a rowing boat and sail through small canals and side-arms of the river to observe the daily life along the river banks.  Stop by for a leisure walk on the Turtle IslandSpecial Fish Lunch to be served today. Take a ride back to Ho Chi Minh City.  ( B / SL / D )

Day 5 – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) / Hanoi (By Air)

Free on your own in the morning. After Lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi and then head to the hotel upon arrival.  Dinner by your own arrange.  ( B / L )
Hotel: Sunway Hotel Hanoi (4+ Star)

Day 6 – Hanoi

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Complex. Then, enjoy a Cooking Class. After Lunch, continue for the city tour to Vietnam History Museum, Hanoi Opera House, Rickshaw tour around Old Quarter. Stop at Pho Co café for a drink and take photos at this local family house (an overview of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter from the rooftop of the house). In the evening, enjoy a Water Puppetry Show. ( B / L / D )

Day 7 – Hanoi ~ Halong Bay

This morning, drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty, more than 1,500 limestone islets rising from the sea and beautiful grottoes. Upon arrival board the cruise boat, you will enjoy a welcome drink. Lunch on the boat, after lunch, cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay, explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave, Hon Co Island, return to the boat. Enjoy a set dinner in the cruise boat.  ( B / L / D )
Hotel: Victory Deluxe (4-Star Halong Bay Cruise Boat)

Note: The itinerary above may be changed depending on Victory. It will be changed because of weather condition and other case of force majeure.

Day 8 – Halong Bay ~ Hanoi

Tai Chi session on the sundeck at the break of dawn before breakfast, then visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village by rowing boat. International Buffer Lunch served on the boat. And then returning to Hanoi. Tonight, a Special Vietnam Dinner with Music Performance will be served.  ( B / SL / SD )
Hotel: Sunway Hotel Hanoi (4+Star)

Day 9 – Hanoi / Bangkok (Thailand) (By Air)

After breakfast, transfer to the Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport for flight to Bangkok. Arrived Bangkok, you will be greeted by your local guide. Transfer  to the hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Special Thai Dinner with Cultural Performance. ( B / L / SD )
Hotel: Bangkok Montien Riverside Hotel (5-Star)

Day 10 – Bangkok

This morning, you will visit the Grand Palace, one of the most important landmarks in Bangkok. This palace was built in 1782. Explore the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand’s most sacred temple with the revered Emerald Buddha. Then visit the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit) which boasts the over 45-meters long Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho). Wat Pho is sometimes called “Thailand’s first university”. To-night will arrange a Bangkok Night Tour to Asiatique Night Market, you can arrange your dinner in the night market, and then drive back to hotel.  ( B / L )

Day 11 – Bangkok

After breakfast, visit the rural yet world-famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you can see old style and traditional way of selling and buying local foods, fruits and products on the rowing boats. You will then visit Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo. After a Buffet style lunch, enjoy the highlight of this place with the world’s largest Elephants Theme Show and the exciting Crocodile Wresting Show. ( B / SL / D )

Day 12 – Bangkok ~ Ayutthaya ~ Bangkok

Today, full day tour to the fascinating Ayutthaya, the UNESCO-listed ancient capital of Thailand (Siam). You will explore the temples, stone ruins, and Buddha statues in this old capital of Thailand. A Buffet style lunch will be served at hotel. On the way back, visit a Jewellery workshop and back to the hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. ( B / SL / SD )

Day 13 – Bangkok / Hometown ( via Shanghai )

Daytime is free for you to explore or relax. In the afternoon, visit the one of Bangkok’s newest shopping malls, Mega Shopping Mall with enormous variety of shops and restaurants. Lunch and Dinner on your own arrangement.
Take the late evening China Eastern Flight fly to Canada (via Shanghai).  Arrive home on Day 14. (B)

Bon Voyage!

*B-Buffet Breakfast   L-Lunch   SL-Special Lunch   D-Dinner   SD-Special Dinner

TFOD Tour Features:

  • Tour Escort from Canada
  • 4+ Star Hotel in Vietnam; 5 Star Hotel in Bangkok
  • Saigon: Special Welcome Cruise Dinner along the Saigon River
  • Saigon: Visit Ben Thank Night Market
  • Mekong Delta: Ride on a Horse Carriage to a typical local house in Mytho
  • Halong Bay: Overnight at 4 Star Vietnam Traditional Junk
  • Hanoi: Rickshaw Tour around the Old Quarter
  • Hanoi: Water Puppetry Show
  • Hanoi: Special Vietnam Dinner with Music Performance
  • Bangkok: Special Thai Dinner with Cultural Performance
  • Bangkok: Elephants Theme Show and Crocodile Wresting Show
  • Bangkok: Visit Asiatique Night Market
  • Bangkok: Farewell Dinner
  • Bangkok: Free Group Photo in Bangkok.
  • Two Bottle of Mineral Water per day.
  • Special Cost Add On to Cambodia 4 Days Tour ( Siem Reap – Angkor Wat )

Price

TFOD by China Eastern Airlines, with add-on by WestJet Tour Cost

Fuel surcharge and other cost

Fees to be paid locally in Vietnam and Thailand:

Gratuities to Vietnam and Thailand escort, guides and drivers: US$130 per person to be paid in local for the whole trip.

Remarks:

  1. Child (11 Yrs & under) rate: 90% of the adult fare, sharing room, no extra bed.
  2. Add on fare to Vancouver or Toronto by WestJet, seats are subject to availability.
  3. Business Class Upgrade is from $3,800 per person for Vancouver / Shanghai / Ho Chi Minh City – Bangkok / Shanghai / Vancouver. Seats are subject to availability.
  4. Business Class Upgrade is from $3,900 per person for Toronto / Shanghai / Ho Chi Minh City – Bangkok / Shanghai / Toronto. Seats are subject to availability.
  5. Personal Insurance: purchase of personal travel and trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, please contact your agent.
  6. Air Fuel Surcharge of all Airlines are subject to change without prior notice.
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Cambodia - Siem Reap ( Angkor Wat ) 4 Days (3 Nights) Extension

Day 13 – Bangkok / Siem Reap (Angkor Wat - Cambodia) (By Air)

After breakfast, transfer to the Bangkok Don Muang Airport for flight to Siem Reap. You will be greeted by your local guide. Tonight, enjoy a Cambodian Dinner with Music & Dance Show. (B / SD)
Hotel: Empress Angkor Hotel (4+ Star)

Day 14 – Siem Reap ~ Angkor Wat ~ Wat Thmey (Killing Field)

After breakfast, visit the world famous Angkor Wat (7th Wonder of the World). Angkor Wat is one of the world’s most stunning buildings. Angkor was the capital of Khmer that existed from 802 to 1431. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.

After lunch, Visit Wat Thmey (Killing Field), this place has a small memorial stupa which is dedicated to the country and to its people who sacrificed their lives for the country. Visit Artisan D’Angkor art school for locally made arts and crafts, and T-Galleria by DFS, the biggest duty free luxury department store in Cambodia. Dinner is by your own arrangement. ( B / L )

Day 15 – Siem Reap ~ Angkor Wat ~ Tonle Sap Lake

In the morning, Tour the ancient capital of Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King.  Continue to the Ta Prohm Temples. After Lunch, visit floating village at Tonle Sap Lake (The Great Lake) which will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route. Enjoy your Farewell Dinner at Hotel. ( B / L / SD )

Day 16 – Siem Reap (Free Day) / Hometown ( via Shanghai )

Daytime is free for you to explore or relax ( Inclduing extra half day use hotel). Take the late evening China Eastern Flight to Canada (via Shanghai). Arrive home on Day 17. ( B )

4 Days (3 Nights) Siem Reap extension (flight included)

Remarks:

  • Bangkok fly to Siem Reap air fare included.
  • 3-night plus ½ day use Hotel based on 2 sharing included.
  • Cambodia Visa Fee C$60.00 per person not including.
  • Gratuities: US$40.00 per person ( For the whole trip ) to be paid locally.

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