General

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

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hanoi, Halong Bay;
Thailand: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Pattaya
Add on: Cambodia: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)  

15 Days (13 Nights) / 18 Days (16 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 – Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Cross the International Date Line and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). This is the largest city by population in southern Vietnam and famous for its French colonial architecture, including the Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport you will be greeted by your local guide who will then transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City (5 Star)

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

We will start our day touring the Saigon River, The Opera House, The Town Hall, The Notre Dame Cathedral and The Reunification Palace. In the afternoon  we will go for a tour of  a suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City called Củ Chi. This place, served as base for the 269th Aviation Battalion of the United States Army in 1967. It is famous for its Củ Chi tunnels, which were constructed during the Vietnam War, and served as headquarters for the Viet Cong. At night enjoy a Special Welcome Dinner & Cruise along the Saigon River, and after dinner we will walk around the food stalls that line the streets of the bustling Ben Thanh Night Market. (B / L / SD)

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

On this day we will visit the Thien Hau Pagoda. Then we are going to drive to My Tho, the heart of the Mekong Delta which is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies where boats are the main means of transportation. Here you will see some very beautiful landscapes of the country side. And to make your trip more enjoyable we will sail on the Mekong River to Phoenix Island where local handicrafts and sweets from coconut are produced.  Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits while listening to some Traditional Vietnamese Music and Songs. Then we will ride on a Horse Carriage to a typical local house for a taste of homemade honey-tea. After that we will hop on a rowing boat and sail through small canals and side-arms of the river to observe the daily life of Vietnamese people who inhabit the river banks.  While in the area we will arrange for you to go for a stroll on Turtle Island where you can find different  types of  tropical  fruits such as  longan ( member of the soapberry family ), sapoche ( Sapodilla fruit), grapefruit, plum, mango, and jackfruit  At noon  enjoy a Special Fish Lunch . We will head  back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.  (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: Crowne Plaza West Hanoi (5 Star)

Day 6 – Hanoi

Our day will start with a visit to the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Then, enjoy a Cooking Class. After Lunch we will go for a city tour of the Vietnam History Museum, the Hanoi Opera House, and then we will go for a Rickshaw tour around an area of Hanoi that has been in existence since imperial times called The Old Quarter.    At the end of the day we will stop for a drink  at  Pho Co café . Have some free time to take photos of  this local family house and enjoy an overview of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter from the rooftop of the house.  In the evening, enjoy a show that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam called the Water Puppetry Show. (B / L / D)

Day 7 – Hanoi ~ Halong Bay

After breakfast we will drive to northern Vietnam’s number one tourism hub,  Halong Bay (a World Heritage Site since 1994). This is an area of ethereal natural beauty with more than 1,500 towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest that  rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Halong Bay’s scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes will take your breath away. Once we arrive we will board  our cruise ship, have  a welcome drink and then lunch .  After lunch we will go for a boat ride around   Bai Tu Long Bay. Here we will explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and Hon Co Island. After the boat ride we will head back to the cruise. In the evening enjoy a set dinner meal on board the cruise ship.  (B / L / D)

Hotel: Victory Star Cruise (5-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

On this day you can join a Tai Chi class that will take  place on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Then have  breakfast and head out on a rowing boat for a tour of  Vung Vieng Fishing Village. At noon return to the cruise for an  International Buffer Lunch. We will return to Hanoi in the afternoon. At night enjoy a Special Vietnamese Dinner that  includes  a Music Performance ( B / SL / SD )

Hotel: Crowne Plaza West Hanoi (5 Star)

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

After breakfast you will be transferred  to Noi Bai International Airport for your flight to Bangkok.  We will  have  lunch upon our arrival. After that we will visit the Wat Phar Yai Temple and then we will drive to the resort city of    Pattaya. At night enjoy a Thai Seafood Dinner.  You can also participate (on your own) in the legendary Tiffany’s Cabaret Show. This is the first authentic transvestite cabaret show of South-East Asia established in 1974.

(B / L / SD)

Hotel: Siam Bayshore Pattaya (5 Star)

Day 10 – Pattaya ~ Nong Nooch Tropical Garden ~ Pattaya

After breakfast we will explore Pattaya’s Asian cultural village – Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and  enjoy a cultural performance of Traditional Thai Dancing and Sword Fighting as well as an Elephant Show. A Buffet lunch will be served  in the garden. After lunch we will go back to the hotel, so you can enjoy some free time in the swimming pool or at the spa. For dinner you  will treated to a very traditional Thai meal. Then we will go for a walk of the famous Pattaya Walking Street. This is a neon – drenched strip in south Pattaya with the densest concentration of bars, street vendors, massage parlours, discos and go- go bars. (B / L / D)

Day 11 – Pattaya ~ Bangkok

Head back to Bangkok after breakfast.  Then we will break for lunch and after that we are going to visit one of the most important landmarks in Bangkok  known  as the Grand Palace. This palace was built in 1782 and for 150 years has been the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. Then we will explore the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew (or Temple of the Emerald Budha ),  regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand and located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace.

At night enjoy a Special Thai Dinner that includes a Cultural Performance. (B / L / SD)

Hotel: Bangkok Montien Riverside Hotel (5-Star)

Day 12 – Bangkok

After breakfast we will travel to the Ratchaburi Province in western Thailand, so we visit the world-famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This is the most popular floating market in Thailand and a  great place for photo opportunities, and for giving you an insight into a bygone way of life and the  traditional way of selling and buying local foods, fruits and products .

After lunch enjoy an afternoon at the bustling Maeklong Railway Market. This is a market in Thailand that definitely stands out because of the  active train that constantly runs through the middle of it! A walk through the market will be full of activities in a tight space where shoppers move along at a slow pace eyeing out all the fresh goods available for purchase. And to end the day we will visit the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit).  Then we are going to head back  to the hotel.  In the evening we will take you for a Night Tour of the Asiatique Night Market.                 Dinner on your own. (B / L)

Day 13 – Bangkok ~ Ayutthaya ~ Bangkok

Today enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating Ayutthaya ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This Historic City was founded in 1350 and was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom. It flourished from the 14th to the 18th centuries, during which time it grew to be one of the world‘s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas and a center of global diplomacy and commerce.  Once here we will explore the temples, stone ruins, and the Buddha statues in this old capital of Thailand.  At noon a  Buffet style lunch will be served. In the afternoon and on our  way back to Bangkok we will stop at a Jewellery workshop, so you can have the opportunity to buy some gifts and souvenirs. In the evening enjoy a Farewell Buffet Dinner at the hotel. (B / SL / SD)

Day 14 – Bangkok / Hometown ( via Shanghai )

Free day for you to explore Bangkok  or  relax at the  hotel. Lunch and Dinner on your own.

Take the late evening China Eastern flight to Canada (via Shanghai).  Arrive home on Day 15. ( B )

Bon Voyage!

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

TFOD Tour Features:

  • Canadian Tour Leader
  • 5 Star Hotels
  • 5 Star Traditional Vietnamese Junk Cruise in Halong Bay. (Overnight on the boat)
  • Saigon: Special Welcome Cruise Dinner along the Saigon River
  • Saigon: Visit to Ben Thank Night Market
  • Mekong Delta: Horse Carriage ride  to a typical local house in Mytho
  • Hanoi: Rickshaw Tour around the Old Quarter
  • Hanoi: Water Puppetry Show
  • Hanoi: Special Vietnamese Dinner with a Music Performance
  • Pattaya: Nong Nooch Tropical Garden with Thai Culture Show
  • Pattaya: Pattaya Walking Street  night tour
  • Bangkok: Special Thai Dinner with a Cultural Performance
  • Bangkok: Maeklong Railway Market tour
  • Bangkok: Visit of the Asiatique Night Market
  • Bangkok: Farewell Buffet Dinner ( at your hotel)
  • Bangkok: Free Group Photo
  • Two Bottles of Water per person per day.
  • Special Cost of the Add On to Cambodia – a 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$140 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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Add on

Cambodia - Siem Reap ( Angkor Wat ) 4 Days (3 Nights) Extension

Day 14 – Bangkok / Siem Reap (Angkor Wat - Cambodia) (By Air)

After breakfast get transferred to Bangkok Don Muang Airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Be greeted by your local guide upon arrival and then head to your hotel. Afternoon at your leisure. At night enjoy a Cambodian Dinner accompanied of Music & a Dance Show. (B / SD)

Hotel: Empress Angkor Hotel (5 Star)

Day 15 – Siem Reap ~ Angkor Wat ~ Wat Thmey (Killing Field)

Our day will start with a visit to a world’s famous temple complex in Cambodia known as Angkor Wat                 (7th Wonder of the World). This is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. 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 a 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 we will visit Wat Thmey (Killing Fields). This is an  area that served as one of the killing fields during the Khmer Rouge regime in the country. The Khmer Rouge was Cambodia's ruling party from 1975 to 1979 and was responsible for one of the worst mass killings during the 20th Century under the leadership of Pol Pot. Once here you will be able to see a memorial stupa erected to remember those who were killed at the hands of the Khmer Rouge and that  sacrificed their lives for their country. In the afternoon we will go to The Artisan D’Angkor art school to learn  about  locally made arts and crafts, and at the end of the day we will explore the  T-Galleria by DFS,  the largest duty free luxury department store in Cambodia, offering travelers an integrated retail, hospitality and leisure experience. It features prestigious international fashion and accessories, watches and jewellery, wines and spirits, and brand names beauty products and fragrances.  Dinner on your own. (B / L)

Day 16 – Siem Reap ~ Angkor Wat ~ Tonle Sap Lake

Our day will begin with a tour of the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire, Angkor Thom.

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area it contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat ,  the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and  the Ta Prohm Temples. After Lunch we will visit a floating village in the Tonle Sap Lake (The Great Lake) . Five provinces circled the area of the Tonle Sap Lake and more than three million people inhabit  its bank . 90% of them earn a living as boat makers,  fishermen and farmers. This is definitely a mesmerizing scenic route. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel. (B / L / SD)

Day 17 – Siem Reap (Free Day) / Hometown ( via Shanghai )

Enjoy the day at your leisure. Explore or relax at the hotel (a late check-out has been arranged ). Take the late evening China Eastern Flight to Canada (via Shanghai).  Arrive home on Day 18. ( 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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