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Bangkok, Thailand tours & travel
Bangkok, Thailand tours & travel

Sa-wat-dee! Welcome to Bangkok, the “City of Angels"!
Met and greeted at the airport and transfer to hotel for check in (check in time is 14.00). Remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Being one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife, Bangkok really has something for everyone.   
Enjoy your free time to roam around, soaking up the sights, smells and sounds of the thriving metropolis. Perhaps, you may like to take a river taxi to the bustling Chinatown for an exploring of colorful streets, wander through busy local market for a shopping spree, enjoy a Thai massage, or walk down the famous tourist mecca of Khao San road and venture on a street food crawl.  

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
accommodation
Hotel in bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand tours & travel
Bangkok, Thailand tours & travel

Take an early visitto the famed Wat Pho to observe the serene morning chanting ritual of the monks, an incredible start for the day. This temple is considered highest among the six first-class Royal temples in Thailand, housing the largest collection of Buddha images in the country and is home to the famous gold-plated 46 m long reclining Buddha with auspicious symbols on the feet.
Continue to the majestic Royal Grand Palace, Bangkok’s most important landmark which used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand and is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court. Nearby is the Wat Phra Kaew, popularly known as the Temple of Emerald Buddha, which houses the mysterious Buddha imagethat is meticulously carved from a single block of jade and deeply venerated as the country's palladium.

This afternoon, hop on a long-tail boat and cruise down the Chao Phraya River into  the winding ‘khlongs’ (canals) of Thonburi which is considered ‘wild Venice of the East’, another world away from the chaotic streets of the capital. Cruise pass lush green dotted with gilded temples on both banks, wooden stilts houses right on water, charming local markets and vendor boats serving up Thai delicacies. Life along these ‘khlongs’ has long been an inseparable part of the Thai lifestyle and has hardly changed over the years.
End the day tour with your visit to the Wat Traimit, another Bangkok's famous temple with the Golden Buddha Image weighing over 5.5 tons of solid gold. The statue, said to be casted sometime around 14 century and was covered with a layer of stucco, was revealed in 1955 when people were trying to install it into a newly built viharn at the present place.

Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
boat cruise
Boat
tour activity
bangkok sightseeing
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in bangkok
Sightseeing Chiang rai, Thailand
Blue temple, Chiang rai, Thailand

Take a morning flight to Chiang Rai.
Being the northernmost large city in Thailand and has been noted as ‘the gateway to the Golden Triangle’, Chiang Rai is home to unique local culture, wonderful ancient architectures, relaxed atmosphere and fine local foods.  
Upon arrival, enjoy the exploring tour of Chiang Rai city which starts with a visit to the statue of King Mengrai who founded Chiang Rai. Then, spend time to explore the remarkable Wat Phra Kaew which is the original home of the holy Emerald Buddha.
Following is the Oub Kham Museum, the centre of the Lanna Heritage Conservation Centre that houses artifacts from ancient Lanna kingdoms that once occupied parts of Thailand, Laos, Burma and Vietnam. It houses, amongst other prominent stuffs, the Golden Throne of Chiang Tung (now Keng Tung, located in eastern Burma).
From here we cross the Kok River to visit to the Wat Rong Suea Ten, a magnificent temple famous for its blue colors and intricate carvings.
If time permits, you will also visit to the Black House (Baan Dam) which includes nearly 40 small black houses in various unique traditional styles. There is is a great display of huge collections of paintings, sculptures, animal bones, skins, sorns, and silver and gold items from around the world.
Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Internal flight
Chiang Rai sightseeing
Breakfast
Hotel in Chiang Rai
Golden triangle
Golden triangle

Early breakfast at the hotel and then depart for the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. Here we will take visit to the Opium Museum and surrounding sights and learn about the name “Golden Triangle”.
Continue with drive on winding road along the border with splendid views of mountain landscapes with stops to visit hill tribe villages of Karen long neck, Akha, Yao and Lisu people.
You will also spend time to visit a jade cutting factory and colorful local market where you can learn more about local products and merchant practice.
Drive down to Chiang Mai and stop for visiting the Wat Rong Khun which popularly known as White Temple, a prominent religious architecture with white color and very ornate carving and decoration and the Mae Kachan Natural Hot Springs in Wieng Pa Pao district.
Check in hotel in Chiang Mai and remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Being the most vibrant city in the northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is known for its dazzling temples, interesting old city area with colorful street life, friendly locals, excellent foods, exciting night markets, and fascinating surrounding landscapes.
This evening, why not head out and join in the exciting atmosphere at the Chiang Mai famous night Bazaar.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Golden Triangle explore
Breakfast
Hotel in chiang Mai
Royal Rajapruek, Chiang mai, Thailand
Bosang village, Chiang mai, thailand

After breakfast, leave the hotel for a short drive out of the town then along the scenic winding mountain road to the Doi Suthep Temple, the holiest temple in Chiang Mai which situated on a hill thousand meters above the surrounding landscapes. Climb the 309 step naga-guarded stairway up to the temple, exploring the fascinating temple ground, listen to the beautiful chanting by resident monks and enjoy the rewarding view of Chiang Mai’s downtown and surroundings.
Following, drive to the Royal Park Rajapruek, a wonderful botanical garden that covers an area of 80 hectares and divided into different zones with the prominent Lanna architecture of Ho Kham Luang Royal Pavilion perched at the center.
Spend our time to explore the Orchid Garden to see rare orchids and hop into different areas to explore the architectures and gardening cultures from different countries around the world.
Today you will also visit Bor Sang village that is well known for traditional handicrafts of paper umbrella-making and Sankampeng village where you will have chances to explore other famous traditional handicrafts such as silk weaving, woodcarving, silversmith, and lacquer wares making.

Return to your hotel in remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Chiang Mai Sightseeing
Breakfast
Hotel in Chiang mai
Elephant camp, Chiang mai, Thailand
Elephant camp, Chiang mai, Thailand

Drive approximately an hour out of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas to Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and enjoy your time with lovely elephants.

This full-day activity offers you the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain understanding about their daily lives and behaviors.
You will enjoy your day with these friendly and happy elephants in a safe area, feeding them, play with them, roaming around with them, bathing them in the river. Taking your time to observe and allowing the elephants to enjoy each moment of their freedom, scratching, rubbing, throwing dirt, enjoy the view and take for you lots of pictures.
This first-hand experience with these giant lovely animals in their natural home is a special time you will never forget.

Drive back Chiang mai and remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Elephant sanctuary visit
Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in Chiang mai
Grand theatre, Hanoi, Vietnam travel
street life, Hanoi, Vietnam travel

Breakfast at hotel then check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Ha Noi. Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel to check in.

Boasted as one of the liveliest and loveliest city in Asia, Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam with its thousand year history retains in it a deep sense of tradition and at the same time containing very sparky character of a fast growing city.The city is home of tree-lined boulevards characterized by yellow painted colonial buildings, the Old Quarter with a maze of narrow streets where you can get lost among thousands of colorful shops, traditional guilds, ancient temples, food venues, street café, sounds and smells.

Later of the day we take a leisurely walking tour for sightseeing of the Hanoi Old Quarter, a maze of streets with thousands of photo opportunities around you. Along the way, we will have chance to sightsee local street life, traditional guilds, food market, shopping areas, food venues, ancient houses and temples.
Enjoy tasting some Hanoi specialties such as Bun Cha, Banh Goi (Pillow cake), Nom bo kho (beef salad), Banh Cuon (rice paper rolls), Snail with tamarind sauce and so on.
End the day with a cup of Hanoi special egg coffee in a hundred years old family shop.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
transportation
internal flights
transportation
hanoi walking and food tasting
accommodation
Hotel in hanoi
Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam travel
street food, Hanoi, Vietnam travel

Early riser will have chance to catch the sights of special Hanoi. What an interesting experience to join with local for morning exercise around lakes, strolling around and capture scenes of the city at dawn or just sitting back sipping café au lait, watching fast moving currents of the city’s traffic. 

After breakfast, enjoy your tour of Hanoi with morning visit to the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex dedicated to the father of modern Vietnam which consists of the MausoleumPresidential Palace, Uncle Ho’s house on stilts. Near by is the One Pillar Pagoda – an iconic symbol of the city that dated back from 1049.
Following, visit the ruin of the ancient Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and then the Temple of Literature, the first University of the country that built from 1076, where huge stone steles on turtle backs bear names of the country’s men who received Doctor Laureate through royal examinations.

In the afternoon, spend time to explore the Saint Joseph Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon Hanoi) a Gothic Revival style resembled the Notre Dame De Paris that built in 1886, Hanoi Opera House - modeled on the Palais Garnier de Paris, the National History Museum, a typical French architecture originally was the Ecole Francaise D’Extreme Orient and, end the day by a visit to the Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple where a legendary turtle is reserved.
Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
tour activity
hanoi Sightseeing
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in ahnoi
Halong Bay, Vietnam travel
Cave visit, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel

Breakfast is at the hotel then get picked up for a drive along the fertile land of the Red River Delta to Hon Gai pier where you board the boat for cruise on spectacular Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay. 

Said to be one of the most beautiful nature wonders in the World, Halong Bay consists of thousands of limestone islands soaring up from the emerald water of the bay. The different shape of islands here is the result of the work of wind and water through millions of year. With dotted pristine beaches, floating villages, amazing natural caves and fascinating scenes, Halong and its surroundings is the must-see for travelers to Vietnam.

Check in on board upon arrival at noon time. Have lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of the bay amongst thousands of dramatic lime stone islands.
In the afternoon you will enjoy kayaking through the karsts and breathtaking nature or swimming on one of the beaches
Enjoy sunset party while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage.

Dinner and overnight on board amongst islands and under star live sky.
Note: the cruise itinerary can be different depending on tide condition, boat and route assigned.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
bus
boat cruise
halong bay cruise
tour activity
Halong kayaking
meal inclusion
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
accommodation
o/n on board cruiser
kayaking, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel
boat rowing, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel

Wake up early in the morning if you wish to catch the sunrise over the Bay’s spectacular landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 
After breakfast, take a rowing boat tour around to visit to explore a tunnel. Later, you will cruise to visit another part of the Halong Bay.
Lunch is served on your way cruising back to the harbor.
Disembark the boat at early noon (11.30 – 12.00 depending on boat and tide) and get transfer to the airport for a flight to Da Nang, gateway to Hoi An ancient town.
Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel for check in.
Evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
bus
transportation
private airport transfers
flight
Internal flight
tour activity
halong bay cruise
meal inclusion
Breakfast & lunch
accommodation
Hotel in hoian
Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam travel
Lantern, Hoi An ancient town, Vietnam travel

Nested by the bank of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An ancient town once was the largest sea port the Centre Vietnam from 15th to 19th century and was the hub for merchant boats from both East and West. The town is characterized by medieval streets with yellow painted ancient houses, communal halls, temples all are designated as part of the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. The exceptionally well preserved architecture, traditions and life style along with benficialbe tourist services making Hoi An today one of the top destinations in the World.

Today you have a free day to enjoy your walk around Hoi An and exploring featured sights of the town such as central market, former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese communal hall, Hoi An museum and so on…

As Hoi an is a paradise for shopping lovers, it is the chance for you to indulge yourself with some fantastic shopping of tailor made clothes and souvenirs.
Along the walk you will also have chance try some local specialties such as: Cao lau, Quang noodle, white rose, VAC cake, fried wonton, chicken rice and so on.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Summary of inclusions

meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in hoi an
My Son, Vietnam travel
My Son, Hoi An, Vietnam travel

After breakfast, drive out of Hoi An to Duy Xuyen district for your visit to the My Son Holy land of the ancient Champa Kingdom, one of the World heritages sites in Vietnam.

Built between the 4th and 13th centuries, My Son is a unique cultural site which owes its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom before it became part of Vietnam.

In My Son you will have a chance to enjoy Cham Pa traditional music performance and dancing by locals then walk along the trail to explore ruined temple and learn about the once glorious history of the Kingdom.
Back to the hotel and afternoon is free to explore Hoi An at your own pace.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
privat vehicle
tour activity
my son holy land
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in hoi an
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel
Nightlife Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Morning free until getting transferred to the Da Nang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. 

Being the largest metropolis in Vietnam, Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City is a very dynamic city that contains a big blend of old and new, East and West. This place is characterized by busy traffic, fast moving daily life, skyscrapers, exciting nightlife and is home of some best street foods.  

This afternoon you will have an interesting tour to explore Saigon Ho Chi Minh City with visits to the War Remnant Museum that houses a huge display of documents and artifacts of and about recent wars in Vietnam, the century-old Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Independence Palace (former Presidential Palace of the South of Vietnam).
End our day with a visit to Ben Thanh Maket, the central market of Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City.

Evening is free to enjoy Saigon nightlife at your own pace. It is good idea to head out to the night market where you have chance to enjoy a wonderful street food crawl. Another option is Pham Ngu Lao street - the tourist hub in Saigon - where you can grasp a cold beer, enjoying the colorful night there or, get up the the top of Lanmark 81 buiding for a cocktail and enjoy fantastic view of Saigon by night.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
flight
Internal flight
tour activity
ho chi minh city Sightseeing
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in ho chi minh city
Mekong delta, Vietnam travel
Mekong delta, Vietnam travel

Breakfast is at the hotel then leave Saigon for a 2 hour drive through scenic country land to the Mekong Delta with stops to visit a Cao Dai church of Caodaism whose architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail and the Vinh Trang Pagoda, a special Buddhism architecture in Mekong with more than hundred year history.

In the Mekong, you will take boat cruise on a branch of the Mekong River, exploring lively activities along river such as fishing, water transferring etc, visiting to local cottage industries such as coconut candy processing, sleeping mat weaving, salt making, pottery making and so on.
Also, you will have an exciting ride on motor cart (or bicycle) along shady paths, pass by coconut forest, green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about this fascinating tropical land and take little sampan rowing along meandering canal to explore the local way of life.

Disembark the boat and drive further down to Can Tho. Check in accommodation and the rest of the day is to wander around to explore the area.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
boat cruise
Boat cruise mekong river
tour activity
mekong delta Sightseeing
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in can tho
Cai rang floating market, Vietnam tour
Mekong floating market, Vietnam tour

Breakfast at the hotel then take a boat trip along the small and picturesque tributaries for sightseeing of the Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most famous one in the Mekong Delta.

Here, hundreds of boats gather for selling and buying local products of different kinds and colors making it a very hustle atmosphere on the river.
Disembark the boat and take a tour of Can tho city with visit to ancient house of Binh Thuythat was the important background for the famous movie of Director J. Annaud – L’amant and visiting to Binh Thuy Temple.
Get transferred to the airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc Island.
Remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy sun, sea and sand on the beach of Phu Quoc.

Summary of inclusions

boat cruise
Boat
transportation
Private vehicle
flight
Internal flight
tour activity
mekong floating market
tour activity
phu quoc beach relax
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in phu quoc
Phu Quoc beach,Vietnam tour
Phu Quoc, Vietnam

The island of Phu Quoc is considerred one of the best beach destinations in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The island’s emerald water, undeveloped beaches, primitive jungles and tropical sunlight all year round make it a wonderful holiday escape. Phu Quoc is also considerred the best place for snorkeling and scuba diving in Vietnam. Outlying islands with colorful reefs promise a fascinating trips and you can also enjoy day tours to hike through orginal tropical forests or visiting traditional village, historical sites dotted around.

Enjoy your day for sun, sea and sand in Phu Quoc. Optional activity of scuba diving, snorkeling or fishing tour are available at your disposal.

Summary of inclusions

tour activity
beach relax
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in phu quoc
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc beach, Vietnam

Another day for beach relax with sun, sea and sand. Optional activity is available at your disposal.

Summary of inclusions

tour activity
beach relax
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in phu quoc

Morning free for more beach relax.
Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for flight back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
flight
Internal flight
meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
Hotel in ho chi minh city

Breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy your time for relax. Check out time hotel at 12.00AM.
Get transferred to the airport for your flight home or to onward destination. .
Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

meal inclusion
Breakfast
accommodation
private airport transfer

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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned.
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary: This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

Tour price: Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

Payment: A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights: You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents: You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance: It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

 
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