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Tour Route

Bangkok(3N) – Kanchanaburi(1N) – Hanoi(3N) – Halong Bay(1N) – Hoi An(2N) – Saigon(2N) – Siem Reap(2N) – Phnom Penh(2N)

Everyone wants to see all that Southeast Asia has to offer but money, time, and organisation always seems to be an obstacle.

AVG has rectified this by creating this Southeast Asia Tour which will take you to Thailand, North and South Vietnam, and finish up in Cambodia – all in just 18-days! If you don’t want to stress over the finer details including flights, accommodation, transport and researching activities, this tour is perfect for you.

So, what are you waiting for?

Highlights

  • Take a Bangkok city tour to many famous attractions
  • Board a cruise excursion to explore the mystical Halong Bay.
  • Take a walking tour around quaint riverside town of Hoi An.
  • Experience Cu Chi Tunnels, the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system.
  • Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Itineraries

Day 1

Bangkok Arrival

Depart for Bangkok– Thailand’s capital. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Meal: In-flight. Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 2

Bangkok City Tour

After breakfast, you will take a fascinating Bangkok City Tour to the colourful Indian Market, Wat Pho (the largest Buddhist Temple Complex in Bangkok with a giant 45-meter long reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf), Royal Avenue and the Grand Palace (photo spot only), (a complex remains the spiritual heart of Thai Kingdom). Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 3

Bangkok Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 4

Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

This morning, you will travel to southwestern Bangkok to visit the vibrant Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the world-famous market where you can observe the villagers conduct the wares and sell a variety of products such as fruits, vegetables and dry goods on board. Later on, continue to the quiet provincial capital of Kanchanaburi, well-known for the Death Railway and the eminent River Kwai Bridge built in the World War II. You will have a chance to walk over the Bridge over River Kwai, a construction costing thousands of prisoners’ sacrifice. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Kanchanaburi.

Day 5

Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Flight to Hanoi

In the early morning, you will travel to Ayutthaya, a historic city awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site for its splendour of archaeological ruins and temples. Here, you can see many remaining palaces, stupas and monasteries of this former capital. After lunch, continue to the magnificent Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat to commemorate his mother’s hometown and to celebrate his coronation. Afterwards, you will return to Bangkok and take a flight to Hanoi. On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our friendly tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6

Hanoi City Tour

After breakfast, you will take a half day Hanoi City Tour to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo spot only, a monumental edifice built to commemorate the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader), One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples) and Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam). In the evening, you will watch the traditional folk performance at a Water Puppet Show. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 7

Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today, you will take a 3.5-hour transfer by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, “a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature” by UNESCO due to its breathtaking caves and limestone pillars sitting on the water. Upon arrival, you will board a ship to explore the stunning scenery with a myriad of mysterious caves of all shapes and sizes. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.

Day 8

Halong Bay – Hanoi

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Later on, you will explore nearby islands by rowboat then return to the junk before meeting your driver at the Halong’s jetty for a drive back to Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. Optional Halong Seaplane Witness the vastness, the beauty and all limestone formations of World Nature Wonder – Halong Bay from the air in 25 minutes. Optional Hanoi Street Food Tour Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as stuffed pancake, Banh My, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

Day 9

Hanoi - Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An

Get ready for a flight to Danang. On arrival, get transferred to your hotel in Hoi An, a striking UNESCO World Heritage Site with many historic buildings and sparkling decorative elements, stop en route at Marble Mountains for a panoramic view of Da Nang. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An. Optional Golden Bridge Tour Admire the astounding bridge lifted by two “hands of the Gods” in Ba Na Hill. From this amazing man-made wonders, you can enjoy the marvellous scenery of natures from above. Take this tour and walk among your fairy tales.

Day 10

Hoi An Walking Tour

Today, take a walking tour to Hoi An’s highlights including the Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house and Japanese Bridge. It will be an ideal day for you to learn about the fascinating stories and history of these ancient architectures. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will head back to your hotel then spend a remaining day at your leisure. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 11

Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Saigon City Tour

This morning, get transferred to Da Nang Airport and take a flight to Saigon. On arrival in Saigon, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Afterwards, you will take a half-day city tour to Saigon’s highlights including Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only) and War Remnants Museum and have fun shopping at Ben Thanh Market, one of Saigon’s oldest market selling full of things. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 12

Saigon Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon. Optional Mekong River Cruise Tour Embark on a cruise to Ben Tre river and visit brickwork, coconut processing workshop, a local village making sleep mattresses. Continue taking a motor cart (xe lôi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. Lunch is served at the restaurant riverside. In the afternoon, sail through water palm creek by rowboat and get back to Hung Vuong Pier for departing to Saigon.

Day 13

Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Flight to Siem Reap

Spend a half day to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life. Afterwards, we will transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. On arrival in Siem Reap, our tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 14

Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Spend a full-day tour exploring Angkor Temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, followed by the Ta Phrohm Monastery. In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom then journey to the Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 15

Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Phnom Penh

Today, we set off for Phnom Penh by bus, stop en route for a ride on an ox-cart used by local farmers. On arrival at Tonle Sap Lake, a UNESCO Biosphere Reverse, you will embark on a serene boat excursion to witness the riparian life on this famous waterway as well as exploring the local unique techniques used for wood sculpting, stone carving, lacquer and stone patina work. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 16

Phnom Penh City Tour

This morning, you will take a Phnom Penh city tour to The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Wat Ounalom and Central Market. Then discover the place where journalists camped on the eve of the Khmer Rouge takeover, followed by a visit to the ghostly building. Later on, continue to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school which was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime before heading to Choeung Ek Killing Field to learn about the atrocities that took place here. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 17

Phnom Penh - Depart

Spend a day at your leisure and get ready for a flight back home. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: N/A.

Day 18

Home Arrival

You will arrive home today. Meal: N/A. Accommodation: N/A

Trip Includes

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Accommodation and meals in the itinerary.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides.

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd installment of $1,999 per person within 30 days after deposit.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

Noted: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/

Step 2: Complete the Booking Form

Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

How to extend your stay
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalizing your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

Please note, a supplement of AU$200 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences) applies to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary, and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to confirm your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

Important Information

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.

As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $785 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Group size: 6-30 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 6 blank pages.

Australian passport holder is required to have a visa for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation group and just need to pay AUD160 for Vietnam visa single entry.

Once approved, please ensure that you travel with the following documentation as they are required to present to customs upon arrival into the country.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

For Cambodia, you will obtain your visa when crossing the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. The cost of the Cambodian Visa is around USD$37 per person.

For Thailand, Australian passport holders may stay in Thailand as a tourist without a visa up to 30 days.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Surcharges

  • Surcharge of AUD300 for departures from Adelaide or Brisbane and AUD350 for departures from Perth
  • Surcharge of AUD200 for departures in September, AUD400 for departures in April and July and AUD800 for departures in January , February, December.
  • Depart
    Return
    No. Of Passenger
    Price
     
  • Start Tuesday January 7, 2020
    End Friday January 24, 2020
    Price $3,799.00
  • Start Tuesday February 11, 2020
    End Friday February 28, 2020
    Price $3,799.00
  • Start Tuesday March 3, 2020
    End Friday March 20, 2020
    Price $2,999.00
  • Start Tuesday March 31, 2020
    End Friday April 17, 2020
    Price $2,999.00
  • Start Tuesday May 5, 2020
    End Wednesday May 20, 2020
    Price $2,999.00
  • Start Tuesday June 9, 2020
    End Friday June 26, 2020
    Price $2,999.00
  • Start Tuesday July 14, 2020
    End Friday July 31, 2020
    Price $3,399.00
  • Start Friday August 21, 2020
    End Friday August 28, 2020
    Price $2,999.00
  • Start Tuesday September 8, 2020
    End Friday September 25, 2020
    Price $3,199.00
  • Start Tuesday October 6, 2020
    End Friday October 23, 2020
    Price $2,999.00
  • Start Tuesday November 10, 2020
    End Friday November 27, 2020
    Price $2,999.00
  • Start Tuesday December 1, 2020
    End Friday December 18, 2020
    Price $3,799.00
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18 Day Southeast Asia Tour

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$2,999.00

Per person