Thailand–Burma Railway Center, Allied War Cemetery, Bridge over the River Kwai, Lawa Cave, Show of the Mon village
Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Mekong Delta, floating markets, My Tho area boat trip, Bonsai garden, Dong Tam snake farm, Danang CityTour, Cham Museum, Marble Mountains, Hoi An Walking Tour, Vietnamese water puppet show, Halong Bay
Places we Visit - Thailand - Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Vietnam - HCMC, Mekong Delta, Danang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay
For flight to Bangkok
Day 1 – Central Bangkok Hotel
You’ll be met at transferred to your Bangkok Hotel – Your time is free to unwind.
Day 2 - Over Night at the Jungle River Rafts - (B/L/D)
The province of Kanchanaburi was made world famous by the ‘bridge over the River Kwai’, and the ‘Death Railway built by WWII prisoners. Now the area offers an indescribable aura of
serene peace – magical rivers, green jungles, lush bamboo forests and red limestone mountains. This is a unique part of Thailand – not only for its history, but also for its stunning nature.
08.00 You’ll be transferred from your Bangkok hotel to make your way to the Kanchanaburi province (128 km. to the west of Bangkok)
You’ll visit the Thailand–Burma Railway Center a fantastic interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. Next you’ll visit the Allied War Cemetery – a moving experience - the resting place for more than 6,000 Allied prisoners of war – followed by a visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai.
12.00 You’ll take a longtail boat on River Kwai to your resort – the River Kwai River Rafts. After check in you’ll enjoy lunch at the resort and then explore the Mon village – where you could take an optional elephant ride through the jungle. Dinner at the resort is followed by a Show of the Mon village. Enjoy the remainder of the evening on the romantic rafts.
Day 3 – Over night at the Resotel – (B/L/D)
After a leisurely breakfast on the River Rafts take a longtail boat downstream to the Resotel Resort where you’ll check in. Next you will visit the Lawa Cave – the caves are a short stroll from the resort. The rest of the day is yours - a time to enjoy this wonderful resort. The Resotel offers great massage and other spa options. Dinner at this stunning jungle resort set on the river.
Day 4 - Transfer to Bangkok
After breakfast you’ll be transferred back to Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi International Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City -Vietnam.
Arrive HCMC (B/D)
You’ll be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a private city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, the city formerly known as Saigon. It’s the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of 7 million people. Much of the daily life takes place on the streets which are lined with shops, stalls and street vendors. Join the bustling of the Ben Thanh Market, view the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 5: Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three crops of rice per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruit and flowers. The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500 km journey of the Mekong River – it travels through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat - along a vast network of canals and channels. You will visit the region’s daily life by visiting the floating markets. Next you will leave HCMC for the lush My Tho area where a private boat will take you through the small canals framed with stunning vegetation. You will stop at an orchard and treated to a delicious lunch at a bonsai garden in the heart of the Mekong. From there your will visit the Dong Tam snake farm. Perhaps an opportunity to experience their snake wine. You will head back to HCMC. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 6: HCMC (B)
Day 7: HCMC - Danang – Hoi An (B)
You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Danang. Meet and greet at Danang airport - followed by an escorted tour of Danang City. Included is the Cham Museum where you can
find out more about this ancient but advanced civilization. After leaving Danang you will make your way to the Marble Mountains - where there’s the opportunity to climb to the top to take in the stunning view. You will then continue to the delightful town of Hoi An, approximately 30km away. Once in Hoi An you will check into your hotel. Your time is your own to explore. You are able to get shoes and clothes tailor made over night – for a very reasonable price. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An (B/L/)
From the 16th to 18th centuries - Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. They came primarily to trade the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area – Hoi An is also famous for it’s ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. You’ll enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese
Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An (B)
Day 10: Hoi An (B)
Day11: Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi (B/-/D)
You’ll be transferred back to Danang airport for your flight to Hanoi. The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. Today is a well deserved day of leisure. Perhaps take an optional ride cyclo around the old quarter. Dinner is at a great restaurant in French Quarter, which is followed by the amazing traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 12: Hanoi (B/L/)
Today is a big day to take in the sites. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi 's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, plus the Old Quarter known for its maze of 36 streets and former craft guilds. Also on the tour - the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning you’ll make your way to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Halong Bay City you will board a boat for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay. You’ll
stop along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. A wonderful lunch is served on board. You’ll be transferred back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 14: Departure (B)
Today you will catch a flight back to Bangkok. Transferred to hotel. This is a time for shopping or see a few of Bangkok’s sights. You could visit the massive MBK shopping mall or visit China town.
Day 15: Departure (B)
A massive day of fun and adventure as you’ll visit the largest market in South east Asia– the Chatuchak weekend market. Afterwards you will have time to freshen up at the hotel, before
your transfer to Suvarnabhumi airport for your return flight to Auckland.
Arrive back in Auckland
Ex Auckland $4990NZD pp twin share
Single supplement -
This Tour is designed for all ages and fitness.
All land Transfers
All boat cruises & transfers
All Domestic Flights in Vietnam
All International Flights
12 Nights Accommodation
All entry fees stated the in Itinerary
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