Indochina Excursion 13 Days 11 Nights(2014)[RAA]Tour Code:RAA

Visiting:Hanoi(2 nts) - Halong Bay(2 nts) - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City(2 nts) - Siem Reap(3 nts) - Bangkok(1 nt) - Ayutthaya - Bangkok(1 nt) 

Experience the three most culturally and geographically diverse countires in Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand - in one adventure-filled program. Be mesmerized by the beautiful sights and attractions of Vietnam, awed by the spectacular Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia, and pampered by the generous hospitality of the people of Thailand. A journey of enjoyment starts here.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

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Day 1   |  USA – Hanoi, Vietnam 

Your journey into the peninsula of Indochina begins with an international flight to Vietnam.

Day 2   |  Arrive in Hanoi 

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city. Greeted by your expert guide, you’ll be transported to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 3   |  Hanoi  (AB, L, D)

Hanoi’s 1,000-year history showcases the region’s native culture as well as the European influences of French Colonial Indochina. You’ll begin your exploration in the Temple of Literature, home of Vietnam’s first national university. After your visit to this 11th century Confucian learning center, continue your tour at the iconic One Pillar Pagoda. Then on to Hanoi’s two memorials to the venerated President Ho: the formidable Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the ever-humble Ho Chi Minh Stilt House. Stroll through the Old Quarter marketplace before concluding your day’s journey at a traditional water puppet performance.

Day 4   |  Hanoi – Halong  (AB, L, D)

Take the morning to unwind at your leisure then board your motor coach to the Gulf of Tonkin to experience the splendor of Ha Long Bay. Situated some 150 miles east of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is an UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its outstanding scenic beauty.

Day 5   |  Halong  (AB, L, D)

Cruise along Halong Bay aboard a traditional Vietnamese long-tail boat. You’ll take in the amazing vistas of the Gulf of Tonkin, home to over 3,000 islands and an inspiration to generations of Vietnamese painters. As your ship navigates this maze of islands, enjoy an up close look at the hidden grottoes and caves of the bay. You’ll make a stop at Titov Island to admire the natural beauty of its remarkable peak. Notably, this island is named after the celebrated Russian cosmonaut, Gherman Titov.

Day 6   |  Halong – HanoiHo Chi Minh City  (AB, L)

Return to Hanoi to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Once there, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure as no organized sightseeing activities have been scheduled for today.

Day 7   |  Ho Chi Minh City  (AB, L)

Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, and referred to as “the Paris of the East” because of its graceful boulevards and French colonial architecture. Hidden underneath these grand structures, you’ll discover the intriguing underground thoroughfares of the Cu Chi Tunnels. These 155 miles of passageways make up the complex system of shelter and strategy used by the Vietcong during the Vietnam War. You’ll have the opportunity to enter these tunnels and imagine life in these enigmatic dugouts. The afternoon will be free at leisure.

Day 8   |  Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap, Cambodia  (AB, D)

Continue to explore Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state. Leaving the Palace, you’ll proceed through several intriguing sights: the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, City Hall and the Saigon Opera House. Conclude your day at the popular Ben Thanh Market before boarding your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Day 9   |  Siem Reap  (AB, L)

Explore the spiritual heart of Cambodia at the incomparable Angkor Wat. The world’s largest religious monument, this sacred complex embodies many of the cultural and spiritual traditions of Cambodia. Its value epitomized by its symbolic appearance on Cambodia’s national flag. After your visit to this “City of Temples,” journey to the Royal City of Angkor Thom. Here you’ll tour of the monuments of this Khmer “Great City.” Among Angkor Thom’s treasures are the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King, the fabled temple of Baphuon, the Royal Enclosure, and the ever-watchful Phimeanakas. Admire the stone faces of the Bayon before watching the sunset over the Cambodian countryside.

Day 10   |  Siem Reap  (AB, L, D)

East of Angkor Thom, travel to the popular and well-conserved Ta Prohm. Largely untouched since its 19th century discovery, explore Ta Prohm’s haunting atmosphere of jungle trees intertwining with the temple ruins. From here, you’ll continue on to the sandstone temple of Ta Keo, then the 12th century Hindu temple of Chai Say Tevoda and the early Khmer era temples of Roluos. Conclude your day’s journey at Les Chantiers Ecole, a school of traditional Cambodian arts and crafts. Tour the wood and stone-carving workshops and watch the local artisans at work.

Day 11   |  Siem Reap – Bangkok  (AB, DH)

Fly to Bangkok, Thailand’s inspirational “City of Angels.” Here your first stop is the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most recognizable landmark. This one-time royal residence now offers its splendor in service to the monarchy’s ceremonial needs. From the Palace, you’ll stroll through the rich and varied Coronation Hall before arriving at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, home to the kingdom’s most venerated spiritual object, the Emerald Buddha figurine.

Day 12   |  Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok  (AB, L)

Travel north to Thailand’s 14th century capital, Ayutthaya. Your first stop is Bang Pa-In to visit the splendid gardens, towers and throne rooms of the Summer Palace. Next, encounter the enigmatic wonder of ancient Ayutthaya as you explore its storied ruins of this UNESCO recognized historical site. Then embark on the Grand Pearl Cruise of the Chao Phraya River where you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch before disembarking in Bangkok.

Day 13   |  Bangkok – USA (AB)  (AB)

Reflect on your unforgettable experience of Indochina as you depart Bangkok onboard your return flight to the USA.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show