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VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & LAOS BESTOUR C (privately escorted)
The vitality of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s World Heritage site Ankor Wat plus Thailand
16 days / 14 nights
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Hanoi, the capital city (3 nights)
Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam (3 nights)
Siem Reap, the Angkor Wat (2 nights)
Laos, the historical temples (3 nights)
Bangkok & the Grand Palace (3 nights)

Extensions to complement & personalize your vacations:
Singapore, the lion city (2 nights)
Beijing, the emperor’s city (3 nights)
Hong Kong, the Pearl of Orient (3 nights)
Tokyo, the bustling city (3 nights)
Optional extend your stay in Thailand:
Koh Samui, the white sand beaches (3 nights)
Phuket, the James Bond island (3 nights)
Chiang Mai, the mountain resort (2 nights)
Tour Features
  • All domestic airfare included within Vietnam
  • Premier or deluxe accommodations throughout
  • Meals: 14 breakfast (B)
  • Full-day Halong Bay Cruise along this unique emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cruise along the Mekong Delta
  • Full-day to Angkor Wat the world heritage site
  • Full-day excursion to Pak Ou Caves
  • Bangkok’s storybook Grand Palace
  • Comprehensive sightseeing of each city’s highlights
Detailed Itinerary
Note:
Vietnam itinerary may begin in Saigon and end in Hanoi.
Tour may also begin in Bangkok and end in Saigon or Hanoi.
Day 1: Depart Hometown
Depart the U.S. on your odyssey to Asia aboard your selected airline to Indochina.
Day 2: Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam
Arrive in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Transfer to your deluxe hotel, which is located at the lakefront.
HOTEL: SOFITEL METROPOLE (premier)
HOTEL: DAEWOO (deluxe)
Day 3: Hanoi – Meals: (B)
Hanoi is a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks. It is a very attractive city with French style buildings. Today your full-day sightseeing will begin at One Pillar Pagoda built in 1028 by emperor Ly Thai Tong. Follow by Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House, Bao Tang Lich, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Water Puppet Show.
Day 4: Hanoi/Halong Bay/Hanoi – Meals: (B)
Today enjoy the exiting excursion to Halong Bay and cruise on the traditional wooden boat among the emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs. Sail past the floating villages, fishermen casting their nets and pearl fisheries and observe the rhythms of the daily life on the bay. Return to Hanoi in the early evening.
Day 5: Hoi An/Danang/Saigon – Meals: (B)
Today fly to the largest city in Vietnam. Transfer to your deluxe hotel amidst the treasures in the center of the city.
HOTEL: SHERATON (premier)
HOTEL: EQUATORIAL (deluxe)
Day 6: Saigon – Meals: (B)
Your full-day sightseeing begins at Cu Chi Tunnels; Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Dug out of hard laterite by hand tools without the use of cement, This amazing network was never discovered. Follow by a visit to Cholon – Chinatown, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, War Remnants Museum – collections of weapons and photographs from two Indochina wars are exhibited, Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market – Chonon’s main marketplace.
Day 7: Saigon/Mekong Delta/Saigon – Meals: (B)
Full day excursion to My Tho, capital of Tien Giang Province with boat trip on the Mekong. Cruise along the southernmost region of Vietnam the Mekong Delta. The area is known as Vietnam's 'bread basket' and produces the rice, which feeds the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands with traditional handcrafts, bee farms and coconut candy production.
Day 8: Saigon/Siem Reap-Cambodia – Meals: (B)
Today fly to Siem Reap. Since the United Nations sponsored elections in May 1993, Cambodia has opened its doors to foreign visitors. The demise of the Khmer Rouge in recent years has led accessible today than at any time in the past 30 years.
HOTEL: RAFFLES GRAND D ANGKOR or LE MERIDIEN ANGKOR (premier)
HOTEL: ANGKOR CENTURY RESORT & SPA (deluxe)
Day 9: Siem Reap – Meals: (B)
A full-day tour begins with a walk in the footsteps of a fortified Royal City Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Former Royal Palace, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of The Leper King, Preah Khan, Angkor Wat and visit Phnom Bakheng for the sunset over Angkor.
Day 10: Siem Reap/Vientiane (Laos) – Meals: (B)
Fly to Vientiane. Sightseeing in Vientiane - The capital city of Laos, Vientiane still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, interesting wats and colorful markets. Tour the different highlights of the city, including PHA THAT LUANG, a gleaming golden stupa which is perhaps most important national monument in Laos; HO PHA KEO, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; WAT SI SAKET; and PATUXAI, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs.
HOTEL: NOVOTEL VIENTIANE
Day 11: Vientiane/Luang Prabang – Meals: (B)
Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Afternoon sightseeing - Set between the Nam Khan and Nam Ou rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. The entire town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Begin your tour with WAT VISOUN (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddhas. Visit the nearby WAT AHAM before continuing to WAT XIENG THONG, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals. From there, stroll down the main street ("Wat Street") of Luang Prabang. Time permitting, stop at some of the many temples that line its sides, including WAT SIBOUNHEUANG, WAT SI MOUNGKHOUN, WAT SOP and WAT SENE.Visit Mount Phousi for sunset. Climb the hillside stairs to the small temples atop PHOU SI, the 100m high hill which sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.
HOTEL THE GRAND LUANG PRABANG RESORT
Day 12: Luang Prabang – Meals: (B)
Full-day excursion to Pak Ou Caves - PAK OU CAVES: this are two caves (Tham Thing – lower cave and Tham Phum) located in the steep rock cliff at the confluence of the Mekong River and Ou River. They are full of Buddha images of varying styles, ages and sizes. BAN XANG HAI: located near the Pak Ou Caves, this village was once a 'Jar-Maker Village' and nowadays the community fill the jars (which come from elsewhere) with láo-láo, the local rice whisky. Visit the weaving village of Ban Xang Khong. Visit BAN XANG KHONG, a village near Luang Prabang well known for its traditional handwoven cotton and silk, as well as production of the local sa (mulberry) paper. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 13: Luang Prabang/Bangkok, Thailand – Meals: (B)
The delicate spires of temple rooftops, and a crisscrossing network of canals and rivers come into view as you fly into Bangkok, capital of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand. Despite the growth of the city, it still retains the majestic mystique of the East with its four hundred multi-colored temples, and slow-moving sampans on the Chao Phraya River. Transfer on arrival to your accommodations in one of the city's world-class hotels.
HOTEL: THE PENINSULA or SHANGRI-LA (premier) River view room
HOTEL: SOFITEL SILOM or ROYAL ORCHID SHERATON (deluxe) River view room
Day 14: Bangkok – Meals: (B)
A morning tour will focus on Bangkok's great showplace, the Grand Palace. Stroll its sprawling courtyards packed with colorful tapered funerary chedies; visit the reception rooms of the royal residence, a gem of classic Thai architecture. Look for the western influences of the Chakri Palace, which houses a spectacular mother-of-pearl throne. View the former royal residence, now used for coronations and state ceremonies. Return to your hotel mid-day.
Day 15: Bangkok – Meals: (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to shop for silks, gems, and high fashions along Bangkok's stylish boulevards; enjoy a canal cruise and floating market tour; sightsee at the beautiful wats; or simply relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel. Our helpful representatives will be on hand to assist you in arranging optional excursions and activities in this multi-faceted city.
Day 16: Bangkok /Hometown - Meals: (B)
Bid farewell to Asia as you transfer to the new international airport and depart on your selected airline to the United States.
Pricing
The above is the suggested itinerary for individual, family and group travel. The itinerary and features may be changed to suit your needs. For further details and competitive pricing please contact us at info@bestour.com.

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