Itinerary | 12 Nights - Vietnam, The Mekong River & Cambodia


12 Nights - Vietnam, The Mekong River & Cambodia

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From September 05, 2019 to September 17, 2019

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Saigon, My Tho, Jahan Cruise, Cai Be, Sadec, Tan Chau, Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham (Mekong), Kampon Chhnang, Tonle Lake, Siem Reap, Temples At Ankor Wat.

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

Siem Reap – Bangkok

B/L/D

11:00 Meet your guide at your hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Bangkok.


As soon as you arrive in Bangkok airport, the airport representative will meet you at the end of the jet bridge, holding a signboard with your name(s) on it. Accompany the representative to the exclusive fast lane immigration counter where the airport representative will assist you with all immigration and customs documentation. After clearing immigration, the airport representative will escort you to the baggage claim to collect your luggage and lead you to a waiting vehicle for transfer to your hotel.


This service does not include any required visa or associated visa fees.


BANGKOK EVENING STREET FOOD AT CHINA TOWN:


In the early evening, head to the Chinatown area, part of Old Bangkok dating back to 1782 housing Bangkok’s Chinese population, many of whom were laborer’s tasked with building the new capital, for a chance to really become a Thai food insider. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes adventure indulging in the local sights and flavors of this “foodie” neighborhood. There is a good chance to see the local cooks at a wok station (cooking station) and hear their stories through your guide. Sample delicious treats from some of Bangkok’s favorite street vendors, local eateries and restaurants nearby before returning to your hotel.


Dinner will be arranged in a fine restaurant in China Town.


Meals: Street Food Dinner
Accommodation: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Hotel/ Deluxe Room

Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

Bangkok

Full Day Essential

08:00 Morning drive to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks’ morning chanting ritual. One of the oldest temples in Bangkok, Wat Pho houses the famous 45m (148ft) reclining Buddha as well as the original school of traditional Thai massage. From here, take a tuk-tuk ride via Pak Klong Taland Flower Market towards the spectacular Grand Palace, home to the most revered Buddha image in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha (which is actually made of jade or jasper, rather than emerald). Continue with a walk to the pier for a long-tailed boat ride along the “klongs” (canals) of Thonburi to get a flavour of local life. Stop at Wat Arun, once the grand royal temple to King Rama II.


After lunch at a local restaurant, cross the river and drive to Chinatown for a first-hand look at Old Bangkok. Walk along Yaowarat Road with shops selling everything from gold and garments to antiques and musical instruments. Explore the bustling Talad Kao Market where a variety of food, fresh and dry fruits, and Chinese herbs are on offer.


Dinner at an excellent local restaurant


Tour duration: 8.5 hours
For temple visits, it is recommended women wear short/long-sleeved tops with full-length trousers or knee-length skirts and men wear trousers and short/long-sleeved shirts. No sandals or flip-flops allowed.
The monks chanting ritual only in the morning and subject to change without prior notice.
Please bring a copy of passport for security check before entering the Grand Palace.
These following clothes are strictly not allowed in Grand Palace: Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, and tights; See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers; Sleeveless shirts or vests; Sandals (without ankle or heel straps); Rolled-up-sleeved shirts; Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Hotel/ Deluxe Room

Thursday 19 Sep 2019

Discover Maeklong Railway Market & Damnoen Saduak Floating Market / Manohra Dinner Cruise

Accommodation: Anantara Bangkok Riverside Hotel/ Deluxe Room

7:00, meet your guide at the hotel and take two-hour drive to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. En route first visit at Maeklong Railway Market, the name says it all: it is a market which has a train running right through the middle of it, multiple times a day. The market offers everything you expect a Thai market to offer but the Maeklong Railway Market differentiates itself from the other markets by having a railway located in the middle. If the products for sale are not placed on the railway itself, they are placed really closed to it. Every time the train is about to drive through, the vendors recognize the warning bell and they immediately jump out of their chairs to pull back their awnings and when needed their products as well, so the train will not hit the vendors’ belongings. Tourists and the vendors gather together very close, but far enough, along the railway to let the train pass by safely. For many tourists this is the moment to take a video or a picture of this impressive moment. Right after the train has passed the stands, the vendors immediately place their belongings back at the railway and it looks like nothing has happened. Then we continue drive to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, to see the traditional way of selling and buying goods in Thailand.


Have lunch at a nice local restaurant before transfer back to your hotel for refreshing. Free at leisure in the afternoon.


Tour duration: 5 hours.


MANOHRA DINNER CRUISE (JOIN-IN CRUISE) with Free flow of soft drinks


Embark on the cruise at Anantara Riverside hotel’s pier. Manohra Cruises offers fine Thai dining, with an unforgettable experience of Bangkok Riverside dining while cruising along the Chao Phraya River. The Manohra fleet of restored wooden rice barges exemplify Old World splendor. Multi-course cruises offer three unforgettable hours of fine cuisine and culture while admiring some of the most exquisite tastes and sites in all of Bangkok


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Friday 20 Sep 2019

Bangkok – Departure

(Flight information to be advised / Own tickets) / Bangkok airport departure fast track service

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


On arrival at the airport, the airport representative will welcome you at the drop-off point nearest to your flight check-in counter. You will be personally assisted with check-in at the airline counter (luggage must be checked in by the individual client holding airline ticket), immigration formalities, and VAT refund (if needed) before being escorted to the airline departure lounge and gate where you will board your flight.


Meals: Breakfast
END OF BANGKOK TOUR

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Cancellation Policy:


Must be made in writing.



  • The 25% deposit is non- refundable

  • March 2- May 20, 2019 50%

  • May 21, 2019 to departure 100%


PASSPORTS


Please ensure your passport is valid more than 6 months from the date of return for every country you are visiting. Please also ensure there is sufficient space in your passport to allow for all immigration procedures, taking note that some South East Asian countries take up a full page for the visa sticker and need yet more space on a separate page for entry & exist stamps.



TRIP & TRAVEL INSURANCE


The tour price does not include personal insurance. Travelers are highly recommended to purchase Trip Insurance & Travel Insurance upon commitment of the booking in case of force majeure. Trip Insurance covers the cost of your trip should you be forced to cancel your trip before you start the trip. Travel Insurance covers such costs as emergency and medical evacuation, hospital fees, property loss, etc. which could possibly happen during the trip.