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Splendors Of Thailand & Indochina - 27 days

Here are the best trails throughout 4 iconic countries of Southeast Asia that Sens Asia Travel has curated to fill your sight and satisfy your travel spirit.
The 27-day journey will bring you to all iconic sights while tasting ultimate authentic flavors, plus, staying in stylish hotels in Southeast Asia. 

Top up on the normal sightseeing trails, travelers will give hand to support local both for social and environmental impact. Cooking for a good cause in Bangkok, Plan a tree in Siem Reap, Clean up the ocean in Vietnam. It’ll bring unforgettable memories with the destinations you have encounter.

In Vietnam, the land of surprises, travelers can expect a 10-day experiential trip from Hanoi in the North, all the way to Saigon the South. Equally unique, the culinary and cultural experiences in Northern Thailand let wanderers explore the bustling cities of Bangkok and ancient town Chiang Mai to catch a glimpse into past and present historical events, local people and world-famous cuisine. You will not miss out island paradises of Thailand with 3 nights leisurely and relaxingly stay beside the beach.

If you have limited time for the whole package, Sens Asia would help you finalize the best plan for the great discovery from just one destination as everything is flexible and customizable!

Itinerary

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day 1
BANGKOK ARRIVAL

Sawadee, Welcome to Thailand.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel for check in. Today you are free to explore the city in your own way.

Accommodation: U Sukhumvit – Superior room

day 2
BANGKOK CITY – KLONG (CANALS) TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel and head out to explore Bangkok. You will visit Wat Pho & Grand Complex – city’s oldest and largest temple and one of Thailand’s most revered shrines, housing the statue of Emerald Buddha made from jade.

Lunch at a local place where you can take in the view of Bangkok old town. Transfer to the Tha Chang pier where you will board a classic longtail boat for a nice introductory trip of Bangkok’s other side!

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: U Sukhumvit – Superior room

day 3
BANGKOK – COOKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE – AFTERNOON SHOPPING

Today, you will join a Thai cooking class to create some real delicacies, the center giving life changing chances when helping the locals from the nearby slums to work here as cooking instructors and helpers.

Visit the largest wet market Talad Klong Toey and select several fresh ingredients for your own menu. Once the cooking is complete, you will get a chance to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel for a free afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: U Sukhumvit Hotel – Superior room

day 4
BANGKOK FLIGHT TO CHIANG MAI, CHIANG MAI LOCAL LIFE DISCOVERY

Leaving Bangkok today and flight to the highland of Chiang Mai.

Have an oriental tour of Chiang Mai, start with visiting riverfront Warorot Market, a combination of colourful flowers, pungent spices and friendly but bustling crowds. At the market, you also stop for street food lunch. From the market take a Samlor ride along Thapae Road, down through the city wall, passing residential and important government buildings around the city and return to the hotel.

Another treat for the day is Khum Khantoke dinner with the Lanna show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Banthai Village – Superior room

day 5
CHIANG MAI CITY TOUR

Today you will go into a beautiful forest monastery before go up hill and Chiang Mai’s most famous landmark: Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. On clear days there are amazing views of valley.

After the tour you have lunch with backdrop sound of water at a restaurant by the waterfall. The famous nature restaurant serves homemade meals with homemade ingredients only.

Rest of the day is free at leisure, Sens suggest you to visit Ton Yon market, a culture walking street focus on indigo and cotton product or enjoy a cup of fresh brew cafe from Chiang Mai beans.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Banthai Village – Superior room

day 6
CHIANG MAI FLIGHT TO KRABI – BEACH BREAK STARTS

Leave of city life behind. Today you will fly to Krabi Island and spend the rest of the day by the beach. All transportations of the day is taking care by Sens Asia, stress free!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Anyavee Tubkaek Hotel – Deluxe room

day 7
KRABI – ISLANDS DISCOVERY BY LONG TAIL BOAT

Head out to the sea today start with a long tail boat to the kayak spot. Paddle on and exploring the fantastic area around Hong Island. Plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling or feeding the fish here. After lunch, board kayaks to further explore the mangrove forest and limestone mountain, lagoons and canyon.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Accommodation: Anyavee Tubkaek Hotel – Deluxe room

day 8
KRABI – FREE AT LEISURE

Today, you are free at leisure to relax on the pristine beaches of Krabi.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Anyavee Tubkaek Hotel – Deluxe room

day 9
LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL – MOUNT PHOUSI FOR SUNSET

Transfer to Krabi Airport for a flight back to Bangkok and connect the flight to Luang Prabang.      
Sabaidee, Welcome to Luang Prabang, Laos
On your arrival, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport for transfer to your hotel where you’ll have time to refresh yourself.
Later on, climb the steps up Mount Phousi, which dominates the town skyline and offers panoramic views over this quaint town, back at the foot of the mountain, stroll the picturesque streets of the charming old town and browse the night market. Wind down your day with an exceptional dinner at a restaurant where, apart from excellent Laos food, you can enjoy a traditional dance show.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Maison Dalabua Hotel – Grand Deluxe Heritage room

day 10
LUANG PRABANG – EXPLORE ANCIENT TOWN & ART

After breakfast you will take a leisure walk to visit iconic sites of the town like National Museum, Wat Mai and The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. In the afternoon, Visit the meditation exhibition at the tipping point of the peninsula, continue to visit Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang largest temple known for its expansive Tree of Life mural telling the story of Buddhism.

Allow yourself to enjoy the day in a slow pace. As the sun sets, walk your way down to Mekong river sand bank to amaze the beautiful sunset and enjoy some quiet time as the day break away.

Tonight, dinner at Tamarind restaurant a best Laos food in town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Maison Dalabua Hotel – Grand Deluxe Heritage room

day 11
LUANG PRABANG – BAMBOO COOKING CLASS & KHUANG SI WATERFALL

If you are an early bird then rise early to join the locals lining up to offer food to the Buddhist monks walking back from morning prayers. Visit the morning market where all the vendors from surrounding village gather to sell their products from the garden and have a bowl of noodle and a cup of local coffee before going to the Bamboo project.

Spend the rest of your morning learning about several aspects of the local culture, from crafts to music and food. You will have a chance to learn from a skillful craftsman and to enjoy a hands-on cooking class. Lunch from your own creation.

This afternoon, you drive out to visit an ethnic minority village to learn about their traditions and culture and continue to Khuang Si Waterfall, where water tumbles over tiered limestone formations into crystal clear pools, ideal for escaping the heat. Evening is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Maison Dalabua Hotel – Grand Deluxe Heritage room

day 12
LUANG PRABANG – PAKOU CAVE

Embark on the “sexiest Monsoon Cruiser” to cruise along the Mekong until reaching Pak Ou Cave. Touring ancient sites while enjoying a little joie de vivre. Laidback beats, gourmet canapés and plush daybeds for optimum comfort. The boat ride allow you to capture splendid natural scenery along the way and observing local fishermen and daily activities along the river

The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Suggest for dinner tonight is a short tuktuk ride to Pizza Phanluang on the other side of the river and end up at Tagor Bar at main street for a sip of good cocktail.

Make sure you save time for shopping at the night market, best way to bid farewell to the charming and peaceful city of Laos.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Maison Dalabua Hotel – Grand Deluxe Heritage room

day 13
FLY TO HANOI – FREE AT YOUR LEISURE

Enjoy a leisure breakfast before transfer to Luang Prabang Airport for a flight to Hanoi. 

Xin Chao, Welcome to Vietnam. You are greeted at Noi Bai Airport for your transfer to the hotel. Meet up again for dinner and get the very first bite into Vietnamese food.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: MK Premier Boutique Hotel – Luxury room

day 14
HANOI SENSES & THE CITY

Dedicate your morning to the visit of the essentials of Hanoi, begin with an electric cart ride around the Old Quarter, then continue to Temple of Literature. From there the day get much more adventure when you walk to Lenin Statue park, a reminder of the Communist past of Vietnam, visit Hanoi flag tower & the Vietnam Military History Museum. Get close to local life, see Train street and sample the significant meal of Bun Cha at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will get off-grid with one of our very cool urban hikes from banana jungle to the iconic Long Bien Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: MK Premier Boutique Hotel – Luxury room

day 15
HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT CRUISE

After breakfast, depart for Halong Bay, one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world. On arrival, board a traditional junk and head out into the Gulf of Tonkin, cruise the myriad of tiny islands and many grottoes created by wind and the waves over the centuries. In the afternoon, get on your kayak with a scoop net and when enjoy paddling among the Bay you can join hand to pick up floating trash if any

Lunch and dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Boat: Bhaya Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 16
HALONG BAY – ANCIENT VILLAGE – FLY TO HUE

Start off your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee being served. Rejuvenate your body and mind with the slow movement of Tai Chi and enjoy the dawn on the bay.

Back at the dock at around 11 am, continue to a traditional village where you can sit down with local artist to learn about water puppet and watch the performance. Continue to Noi Bai airport where you will take a flight to Hue.

Upon arrival, you are greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Hue, the former capital was the seat of power under Vietnam’s last royal family, the Nguyen Dynasty. Take a deep breath and look around to collect some first impressions; clear your senses so you will be ready to take in the new.

Our guide will welcome your group and transfer to Hue city centre.

Meals: Breakfast & Brunch

Accommodation: Eldora Hotel Hue – Deluxe City View room

day 17
SLOW LIFE HUE

This morning, you will take a boat ride up the romantic Perfume River to will visit major attractions of Hue City.

Lunch at the restaurant located near the ancient citadel in a peaceful suburb of Hue. Walk back into time at Imperial City before visiting the only-in-Vietnam Royal arena names Ho Quyen where fights between tigers and elephants were organized during the Nguyen Dynasty.  

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Eldora Hotel Hue – Deluxe City View room

day 18
HUE – HOI AN – EXPLORE THE ANCIENT STREETS

After breakfast, check out Hue hotel and head out to Hoi An. The route south from Hue hugs the coast before passing Hai Van Pass. Stop to admire stunning views over Lang Co Beach and Da Nang City and continue along My Khe Beach to Hoi An. Walk the ancient town in the afternoon with your tour guide and reveal all the great stories of this charming township.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa – Superior Garden View room

day 19
HOI AN FREE TO EXPLORE

Today will be free at your own leisure to discover the town.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa – Superior Garden View room

day 20
HOI AN – DA NANG – FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY

Have early breakfast this morning then check out, transfer to Da Nang airport for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Have a city oriental tour in the afternoon before take things slow for a special dinner tonight. Take away your sight senses, and experience a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound. This is not simply dining, but rather a uniquely mind-altering experience.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Silverland Yen Hotel – Premier Deluxe room

day 21
HO CHI MINH CITY – VINH LONG – HOMESTAY

This morning, drive to the land of rivers, the Mekong Delta. You will soak up daily life atmosphere from the local wet market to the hot brick kilns and moving around like the local does in a sampan boat. Lunch will be served at local house, have a cup of tea when enjoying the traditional music. In the afternoon, visit local workshops around your homestay. Join hands to prepare diner with the host.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Homestay in Ut Quynh House

day 22
HOMESTAY – CAI BE – HO CHI MINH CITY

Get on board to cruise to Cai Be floating market then cycle around Tan Phong island where you are surrounded by local fruit farms. The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to explore Mekong life before driving back to Saigon.

Dinner at a relaxing atmosphere of an old French villa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Silverland Yen Hotel – Premier Deluxe room

day 23
SIEM REAP ARRIVAL – PHARE CIRCUS

The day is free at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City for some last minute shopping.
Check out hotel by noon then you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap. 
Chom Reab Suor, Welcome to Cambodia.
Arrive in Siem Reap, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Time to relax.
The guide will meet up with you in the evening and head out for dinner following with a great performance of PHARE circus. Enjoy their interpretations of modern life and issues in Cambodian society.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Standard room

day 24
SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT – ANGKOR THOM – TA PROHM

Begin your day to explore the famed Angkor Wat Temple. The largest and best preserved among the many temples in the area, the experience of walking its sacred grounds is not to be forgotten.

Afternoon you will enter the South Gate of Angkor Thom, then view the massive stone faces on the towers of the Bayon. Continue to Ta Prohm which has been left just as it was when rediscovered

Dinner tonight serves in a stylish contemporary restaurant will introduce you the best of Cambodian flavors, enjoy dinner and watch the Apsara dance show on stage.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Standard room

day 25
SIEM REAP LOCAL TOUCH – ANGKOR MUSEUM – GRAND CIRCUIT – SUNSET VIEW

After breakfast you will transfer to the local market of Siem Reap before continue to visit the Angkor National Museum, this world class museum introducing the profound cultural landmarks of Siem Reap. 

After lunch, explore the Grand Circuit of temples including Preah Khan is a huge and highly exportable monastic complex. Full of carvings, passages and photo opportunities. It originally served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. Afterward, visit Neak Pean a small island temple located in the middle of the last baray (the Preah Khan Baray or Jayatataka) to be constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area. The rest of day, we will visit Ta Som and East Mebon.

Late afternoon, set your spot to witness the sunset shade paint on the sky at Pre Rup, where you can see Angkor Archaeological Park stand out from the orange, red and purple background.

Dinner in tonight is well served at a fusion themed contemporary restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Standard room

day 26
SIEM REAP PLAND THE TREE

In the morning, you will cycle to Kbal Spean, one of the most fantastic and elaborate spectacle in Angkor. Taking a 30-minute hike uphill to reach the eminent “river of a thousand lingas”, you might see these symbolic carvings along the riverbed. From there, you cycle to Banteay Srei Temple, a relic renowned for its antique pink sandstones and sharp, intricate carvings. Have lunch at a community-based tourism.

On the way back, you will stop en route to taste sugar palm/ Khmer noodles and join hands with Preah Dak Village’s community planting trees to support reforestation progress in Cambodia. Your plant, maybe a jackfruit or mango tree, would later help both offsetting carbons in nature environment and benefiting local harvest.

In the end of the day, let’s reward yourself with a memorable cruise among Angkor Thom compound on a gondola paddle boat while watching sunset over Prasat Chroung temple. Champagne will be served on the boat, when you slowly float along the sound water, round this ancient moat.

Cycling distance: 50 km

Cycling duration: 3 – 3.5hrs

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: The Aviary Hotel – Tailorbird Standard room

Note: The ride can be customized in length, as the support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders.

day 27
SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – DEPARTURE

After breakfast and check-out, you will head out to Kompong Kleang “floating village”, which is, in fact, a stilt house where structures can tower up to ten meters above the water. Back to Siem Reap for lunch. Free at your own leisure until the transfer to the airport.

We wish you a pleasant and enjoyable trip with Sens Asia Travel!

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Tour Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 01 night homestay in Vinh Long
  • 2Days/1Night cruise on boat in Ha Long Bay (shared cabin on shared boat).
  • Domestic and regional airfares: Bangkok – Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai – Krabi, Krabi – Bangkok, Bangkok – Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang – Hanoi, Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Saigon, Saigon – Siem Reap
  • Daily breakfasts at hotels, 1 brunch, 18 Lunches and 12 Dinners
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
  • Local ENGLISH speaking guide
  • Boat trip as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Government tax and service charge
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Early check in or late check out
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Drinks
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Tips
  • Visas to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above
  • Insurances
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied