Day 1 Arrival in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Upon arrival, you will be met by an English speaking representative and transfer to your hotel.
Duxton Hotel Saigon
Day 2 Saigon (Breakfast)
Your morning is free at leisure to adjust to local time.
Your sightseeing in Saigon begins in the afternoon. A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life. The emerging modern skyline stands cheek by jowl with colonial buildings and traditional temples. Outside on the streets, young professionals zip by on motorbikes, chatting on cell phones; inside the quiet temple courtyards, worshippers pray amidst clouds of incense. Begin the tour of this exciting city with a tour of the historic centre, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Afterwards dive into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Continue to the harrowing War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes and weapons. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions. Afterwards driving to the historic center to visit Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most interesting pagodas.
Day 3 Saigon (Breakfast) Excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels
Never discovered by American forces, the Cu Chi Tunnels were an important Vietcong base during the American War. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Today, you can walk through the area and learn about the day-to-day life of the VC, see the cleverly disguised entrances and elaborate booby-traps, and even venture inside the tunnels, some of which have been modified to accommodate tourists.
Continue to visit Cholon (Chinatown)
The sprawling, densely packed Cholon (Chinatown) constantly bustles with activity and retains a traditional feeling, unlike the more modern Saigon city centre. Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with the Chinese Medicine Market and Binh Tay Market, the vast wholesale market selling every kind of good from dried foods, T-shirts, to electronics. Continue to Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese congregation and dedicated to the heavenly goddess.
Day 4 Saigon – Siem Reap (Breakfast)
In early morning, you will be transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met by an English speaking representative and begin your sightseeing in Siem Reap
The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace Of The Leper Kings, former Spaces For Public Cermonies, Both Adorned With Dramatic Bas Reliefs. Visit The Ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. Ta Prohm: one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors. Watch the sunset over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple.
After the tour, you will transfer to your hotel.
Angkor Century Resort & Spa
Day 5 Siem Reap (Breakfast)
Enjoy a full day tour in Siem Reap.
The crown jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. Upon entering the main structure, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface of the temple, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted from the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
Visit Banteay Samre, a mid-12th century temple dedicated to the god Vishnu and Banteay Srei Temple, seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, wondrous atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favourite with visitors.
Day 6 Siem Reap – Danang (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will start your tour in Siem Reap.
Visit Prasat Kravan, the five brick towers were built for Hindu worship in 921 and are notable for the bas-reliefs cut into the bricks on the interior walls. Continue to Visit Banteay Kdei Temple which is surrounded by four concentric walls, the outer walls measuring 500 by 700 metres, a massive Buddhist temple dating from the second half of the 12th century.
Visit Sras Srang, a basin opposite of Banteay Kdei measuring 800 by 400 metres with a tiny island in the middle where only the stone base remains of what was once a wooden temple. Visit Ta Keo, built by Jayavarman V who ruled from 968 to 1001, it was the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone and was dedicated to Shiva. The summit of the central tower is 50 metres high and is surrounded by four lower towers.
Visit Thommanon, a temple which mirrors Chau Say Tevoda (just to the north), as it was built around the same time and has a similar plan. It is also dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.
Excursion by boat to Chong Kneas floating village and visit Phsar Chah (Old Market)
Start to enjoy boat cruising at Chong Kneas Village where client can have a preview and scenery of the communities living around the lake. Psah Chah is the old market in the middle of the town, destroyed by the Khmer Rouge in 1975 and reopened in 1996. It has many food stalls and souvenir shops.
At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, you will be met by an English speaking representative and transfer your from Danang airport to Hoi An.
Hoi An Beach Resort
Day 7 Hoi An (Breakfast) Excursion to My Son
Journey to My Son, the former religious centre of the Champa Kingdom, a sophisticated civilization which held sway over the region from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Today, all that is left are five archaeological sites from different periods, in a beautifully green setting of hills and winding streams. After a brief visit to the Visitor’s Centre for an overview of Cham history and culture, visit each ruin in turn, walking along forested paths.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Your afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 8 Hoi An (Breakfast)
Enjoy a full day sightseeing in Hoi An with a boat trip on the Thu Bon River
The exquisitely preserved merchant town of Hoi An was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Its colourful shop houses and temples reflect a diverse heritage, dating back to the 16th and 17th century, when it was a major port for Western, Chinese and Japanese traders. Today it is a thriving centre of traditional crafts and a shopper’s paradise, best explored on foot. Wander through the cobbled streets, past low tile-roofed buildings, the bustling Central Market and the small harbour where colourfully painted boats are moored. The walking tour will include visits to a private house, where members of the same family have lived continuously for centuries in a traditional setting; to one of the family chapels built by prominent merchants and official families as centres for ancestor worship; and to a typical Chinese-Style Pagoda or assembly hall. Continue to Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, it contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Visit a handicraft workshop in Hoi An where local products are being made by the industry itself. Finally, continue to the famous Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. In the afternoon, board a local boat and cruise down the Thu Bon River, enjoying the unspoiled countryside and stopping to visit a Pottery Village and a Woodcarving Village before returning to Hoi An harbour.
Day 9 Hoi An – Hue (Breakfast)
Today’s journey will take you to Hue by vehicle with sightseeing in Danang.
From Hoi An, begin driving north, stopping just outside Danang to visit the Marble Mountains, five stone hillocks, once islands, that now rise sharply from the surrounding rice fields. Riddled with caves and shrines, they are said to each represent one of the five elements of the universe. Continue to the city of Danang, briefly passing Non Nuoc Beach, a famous surf spot for American soldiers during Vietnam War in 1960s, and tour the Cham Museum an elegant colonial building which now houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. From Danang, journey north past Lang Co, a lovely stretch of beach curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon and the East Vietnam Sea, before arriving in Danang. Continue along steep mountainous roads with spectacular views of the coastline, crossing the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of north and South Vietnam.
Sightseeing in the Old Imperial City
Located in the heart of Hue is the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modelled after the Forbidden City of Peking. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Approach the city past the striking Flag Tower, where a giant Vietnamese flag waves proudly overhead, to the imposing Ngo Mon Gate, the main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure. Enter into an area of spacious courtyards and serene lotus ponds, and visit Dien Tho Residence (Dien Tho Palace) where the Queen mother lived, visit Thai Hoa Palace, the magnificently decorated reception hall, the Halls Of The Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns, among other sites.Upon arriving in Hue, you will check in at the hotel
Hue Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa.
Day 10 Hue (Breakfast) Excursion to Thuy Bieu village with cooking class
Around 8.30 AM, embark on boat at Toa Kham wharf and start a cruise on Perfume River. Stop at Dong Ba Market to select your preferred ingredients for your cooking class. Make a stop to visit the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda before returning to the boat for a scenic cruise to Thuy Bieu Village. Upon arrival, walk or bike tour around the village. Visit a garden house as well as an ancient ancestral temple and get the chance to communicate with local people. Visit families making incense or joss paper and learn more about the traditions of Vietnamese people. Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant for cooking class, enjoy preparing lunch along with the chief’s instruction. Have lunch with Hue traditional dishes which you have cooked. Bath your foot in medicinal herbs water – a traditional therapeutically practices and enjoy foot massage by blind people. End of this tour at Thuy Bieu Village.
Sightseeing in Hue
Hue served as the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. It houses ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style edifices. It was established in the 17th century.
Visit the Imperial Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, the longest reigning Vietnamese emperor designed and built this elegant tomb during his lifetime, using it as a retreat for meditation, reading and theatre performances. Take some time to soak in the tranquil atmosphere, and wander among the gracefully proportioned pavilions, courtyards and lotus ponds
Day 11 Hue – Hanoi (Breakfast)
Your day is free at leisure. At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Hue airport for your onward flight to Hanoi.
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met by an English speaking representative and transfer to your hotel.
Pullman Hanoi Hotel
Day 12 Hanoi (Breakfast) Sightseeing in Hanoi
Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shop houses invite an exciting exploration by walking, while its many beautiful public spaces – lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and monuments – give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals. Begin your day visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. The Mausoleum is closed every Monday and Friday and also closes annually in October and November for restoration. Continue through the park to Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his final days (1969). Preserved in the same condition as during his life, it may be viewed through the windows. Continue to the Temple Of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways; and one of the best serving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam’s first university. Afterwards head to visit one of Hanoi’s famous museums, the Museum Of Ethnology (Closed on Mondays and Vietnamese New Year), which brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artefacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings. In the afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, located in heart of Hanoi, which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda. En route, pass other colonial landmarks such as the magnificent Opera House (may be seen from the outside only) and ST Joseph’s Cathedral.
Visit the Old Quarter , they have well over a thousand years of history and remain one of Vietnam’s most lively and unusual places, where one can buy anything from a gravestone to silk pajamas. Explore by walking to the maze of back streets with fascination wonderment at every turn and there are endless things to buy from wool clothes, cosmetics, gold and silver jewellery, silk clothes and herbal medicines.
Watch a Water Puppet Show, a fantastic art form originating in northern Vietnam, best seen in Hanoi.
Day 13 Hanoi – Halong Bay (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today’s journey takes you from Hanoi hotel to Halong Bay by vehicle. Upon arrival in Halong Bay, transfer to the Tuan Chau Marina Port to Cruise aboard the Halong Cruise through Halong Bay. At noon, check-in at Tuan Chau Marina. Meet your private Butler at our cruise parking centre. Embark on the Halong Cruises for a Welcome Cocktail followed by a cruise introduction. Savor a delicious Vietnamese (Western or Fusion) lunch as the Legend Halong Cruises heads towards Bai Tu Long bay. Visit Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village by bamboo boat to discover the peaceful local life of the inhabitants
Join in a cooking class and watch the sun set over the enchanting Halong Bay while cruising towards the anchoring area. Enjoy candlelit set-menu dinner onboard. Join local wine tasting while your butler introduces the program for the next day. Retire to your cabin or join our staff at the reception for squid fishing.
Overnight in cabin
Day 14 Halong – Hanoi (Brunch)
Cruise aboard the Legend Halong Cruise through Halong Bay,
Practice Tai Chi in the morning before breakfast is served onboard. Legend vessel weighs anchor to sail to Lan Ha Bay. Experience a guided kayaking tour around Dark & Bright Tunnel under a karst mountain. Relax and sunbath on the pristine white sandy beach of Halong Bay.
Return to your boat. A brunch is served onboard while the vessel cruises back to the harbor. Disembark at cruise centre in Tuan Chau Marina. By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi (city). Overnight in Hanoi
Pullman Hanoi Hotel
Day 15 Hanoi – Luang Prabang (Breakfast)
You will be transferred to Hanoi airport for your flight to Luang Prabang, Laos.
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, an English speaking representative will meet you and start your sightseeing in Luang Prabang.
Set between the Nam Khan and Mekong 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 crown jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stencilled murals. From there, stroll down the main street (Wat Street) of Luang Prabang. If time permits, 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 328 steps starting from the entrance on the opposite side of National Museum or 410 steps on the other side of Khan River to the small temples atop Phou Si, the 150m high hill which sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.
After your tour, check in at your hotel
Luang Prabang View Hotel
Day 16 Luang Prabang (Breakfast)
In the morning, visit a local market to see the bustle and activity of the early morning. Continue to the National Museum (Royal Palace), a modest but graceful building which combines traditional Lao and French beaux-arts motifs. This turn of the century royal residence has been preserved as it was when the royal family last lived here and provides unique insights into the history of Laos. Then, visit Hor Phrabang. In the right front corner room of the Palace which opens to the outside, is a collection of the palace’s most prized art, including the Phrabang, cast of a gold, silver and bronze alloy. This Buddha stands at 83 cm tall and weighs around 50 kg. Afterwards, visit Wat Mai.
Excursion by boat to Tham Pak Ou Caves
Travel up the Mekong River to the steep limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the Tham Pak Ou Caves. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images, of every style and material imaginable. On the way to Pak Ou Cave, stop at Ban Xang Hai Village (If time permitted, open 6.00 am – 15.00 pm and closed every major Buddhist holiday), a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky.
Day 17 Luang Prabang (Breakfast)
Today’s tour take your on an Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls
From Luang Prabang to Kuang Si Waterfall, travel by vehicle to to Kuang Si Waterfall. This waterfall is located in a perfect natural setting near Luang Prabang, this multi-tiered waterfall tumbles over limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools. Enjoy swimming in the clear water or just relaxing in the natural environment. Visit a local village (Ban Ou or Ban Na Ouane) on the way, before returning to Luang Prabang by vehicle.
After tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel and your afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 18 Luang Prabang – Chiang Mai (Breakfast)
Today’s journey start with Give alms to the monks (early morning)
An early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
Return to the hotel for breakfast and then check out for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be met by an English speaking representative and start your private half day Doi Suthep and Temples tour.
Afternoon Doi Suthep and Temples
Visit the most sacred temple in the North of Thailand: Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai and contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3,520 feet), the temple can be reached by the carved mythical Naga Serpent Staircase. The temple offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and its surrounding countryside. Drive back down to the city centre to visit some of the other impressive temples of Chiang Mai. Wat Suan Dok is one of them, and dates back to the 14th century when the Thai monarchy was taking leisure walks in its gardens. Nowadays, it houses several white Chedis, all containing the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former Royal family, and features one of the most famous Monk Schools in the whole locality of Chiang Mai. We will also visit Wat Jedyod, also known as The Temple of Seven Spires. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
U Chiang Mai.
Day 19 Chiang Mai (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today’s journey takes you to the Patara Elephant Farm where you will learn about elephant farm management and our breeding program. Train to approach and be near elephant. Learn to observe elephant temperament. Introducing to every of our elephants. Morning feed. Daily health care for elephant. Pregnancy test for elephant and care taking for mother with small baby. Train to unchain and walk your elephant to the river. Learn about elephant skin care and bath your elephant in the river. Instructed training to get on the elephant neck with difference technique, sitting on the elephant, basic riding skill and spoken commands for elephant Practice on getting upon and coming down from the elephant.
Practice on easy riding trip within the farm and a short trip to visit local temple. Learn about elephant the Buddhism and the belief of the Thais people relate to elephant. Setting of for a long uphill trip to visit waterfall for picnic lunch and refreshing in the water with your elephant.
Elephant riding trip back to the farm for evening feed and then farewell and photo taking with your elephants. 16.00 p.m. Transfer back to your hotel
Evening Kantoke Dinner
One of the most famous Northern traditions in Chiang Mai is the Kanthoke dinner. Diners will sit on the floor and share a succession of tasty dishes, accompanied with sticky rice. While enjoying this superb Northern Thai Dinner, all guests will be entertained by local dancers, dressed in traditional clothing, and performing Sword dances, Candle dances, Fingernail dances and the traditional Ramwong where guests are generally invited to participate. After dinner, there will be a special hill tribe show giving an excellent opportunity to see a number of tribes in rotation and to note differences in appearance and costumes.
Day 20 Chiang Mai (Breakfast/Lunch)
Full Day Long Neck Karen Thaton and Boat Trip (with lunch)
This trip begins with a 3.5 hour ride from Chiang Mai to Thaton, but this long journey is worth every minute. We will first stop at the Hmong hill-tribe village, where we will have lunch at a local restaurant. You will then embark in a 30-minute boat trip along the Mae Kok River to Baan Mai before continuing by mini-van to visit three more hill-tribe villages: Akha, Palong and Long Neck Karen.
This last tribe is particularly fascinating as women of this tribe wear brass rings on their necks and limbs. The number of the rings increases according to their age and as a consequence, their shoulder blades are pressed lower and lower while their necks seem to be longer and longer. Upon returning to Thaton, you will visit Wat Thaton, which is situated on the top of the hill and offers beautiful panoramic views of local villages, of the river and the forests standing on the surrounding mountains. If time permits, a stop at a local market will be proposed on the return trip to the hotel.
Day 21 Chiang Mai – Bangkok (Breakfast)
Your morning is free at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will be met by an English speaking representative and transfer you from Bangkok Airport to Bangkok Hotel.
Day 22 Bangkok (Breakfast/Dinner)
This morning, enjoy a private half day Grand Palace & Temple tour (Wat Traimit or Wat Pho).
We will visit Wat Phra Kaew and the nearby attractions first, before moving on to the Grand Palace. Wat Phra Kaew, or theTemple of the Emerald Buddha, is located right next to the GrandPalace, and they probably form together the greatest spectacle for visitors in Bangkok. A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand,is a must. The palace, which is the former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court.Built in 1782 by the King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok’s major landmark and most popular tourist attraction. Indeed, the Grand Palace is an amazing place to visit, as it consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, that all date back to the foundation of Bangkok in 1782. Please note that photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Ground and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings. Then, you can choose between two options: The first one is the visit of “Wat Traimit”, with its 5.5 ton heavy Golden Buddha Image. From there, pass through Bangkok’s China Town with its typical red-painted gold shops.The second one is “Wat Pho” with its Reclining Buddha image. Wat Pho is regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple educated people on various subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, meditation and is considered to be home of Thai traditional massages.
This evening, enjoy a dinner cruise – Manohra Cruise.
The Manohra rice barge of delegate gleaming wood; a romantic venue for a unique and cultural experience. The Manohra will guide you on the Chao Phraya River as to introduce you to the City of Angels by night – a spectacular and memorable experience!
Dazzling Thai delicacies are served as to give you a delightful, cultural dining experience. Seating is set for 40 guests only to ensure an intimate experience.
In route you will experience and enjoy the endless variety of river life – passing the famous Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn, the magnificent Grand Palace, the Royal Barges boat-house and numerous other temples. Relax, enjoy and make this dining experience one to remember forever.
Day 23 Bangkok (Breakfast)
Start your day with a tour to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
This interesting half-day tour will take you to the rural yet world-famous floating market of Damnern Saduak, situated around 100 kilometres west of Bangkok. It is generally known as Klong Ton Khem Floating Market or Damnern Saduak Floating Market.
Damnern Saduak has officially three floating markets. A narrow canal flanked with food stalls and souvenir shops forms the principal market. Photographers at Ton Kem will get their best shots from the bridge which crosses over the canal and from the shed on the right. Nowadays, the market is bustling with activity from very early in the morning until about 11.00 am. For those who want to buy some memorabilia here, do not forget to bargain!
Afternoon City & Temples
Here is one of our most popular tours, bringing you along 3 of the most stunning temples Bangkok has to offer! This tour features “Wat Traimit” with its 5.5 ton heavy Golden Buddha Image, Wat Chetuporn (commonly known as Wat Pho), that boasts the over 45-meters long Reclining Buddha and Wat Benchamaborpit (also known as the Marble Temple). Wat Pho is regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple educated people on various subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, meditation and is considered to be home of Thai traditional massages.We will end the tour with a visit to Wat Benchamaborpit: a representation of an outstanding successful marriage between Italian Carrara marble and classical Thai architecture. This half-day tour will especially delight those interested to know a bit more about Buddhism and its history, combined with the always-busy city life.
Day 24 Bangkok (Breakfast/Dinner)
Your day is free at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own.
Evening Thai Dinner & Dance at Sala Rimnam
On the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River from The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a richly decorated traditional Thai pavilion sets the stage for an appreciation of two of the Kingdom’s most rewarding cultural experiences: Thai cuisine and classical Thai dance. Enjoy a sumptuous Thai set dinner in one of Bangkok’s landmarks – the Mandarin Oriental – while classical Thai dance performances are staged nightly at 20:30. Expect nothing but the best from such a high-standard hotel!
Day 25 Bangkok (Breakfast)
This morning, transfer to the airport for departure flight.
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