Exploring Vietnam & Cambodia with Chiang Mai & Bangkok (OVE6)

19 Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

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On this fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand tour you’ll explore several of the world’s greatest treasures, behold spectacular scenery, learn about different cultures, and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

As a hub of culture and cuisine, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life. In vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, explore the city on a walking tour and visit bustling Ben Thanh market for a chance to hone your bargaining skills! Venture outside the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong. Visit the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc in Hue and in Hoi An, take a walking tour and meet a local fisherman for a fishing lesson, where you will learn how to use a traditional round fishing net, known as a “ro”—a Globus exclusive! Explore Hanoi by cyclo, take a walking tour through the fascinating Old Quarter, and see a performance of the famed Water Puppets. Top off your journey through Vietnam with an overnight cruise on stunning Ha Long Bay.

No visit to Southeast Asia would be complete without time at the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These ancient temples, built between the 9th and 13th centuries, are unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. See several of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century and honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Words and photos simply can’t describe these amazing structures. They must be visited in person! Beyond the temples, enjoy some free time to explore this charming town on your own and witness a traditional Apsara dance performance where Khmer culture comes to life—a special experience included by Globus!

In Thailand, visit Chiang Mai’s Wat Doi Suthep, a temple at 3,464 feet above sea level that draws Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. Plus, you’ll spend time in Bangkok, where you’ll visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, which housed the massive reclining Buddha measuring some 49 feet tall and 151 feet long. It’s an amazing vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

HO CHI MINH CITY
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Cu Chi Tunnels excursion; walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; welcome dinner
DANANG
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit China Beach and the Cham Museum
HOI AN
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; cruise on the Thu Bon River; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite fishing lesson with a local fisherman; walking tour of the city; visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall
HUE
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tombs of Nguyen Emperors, Khai Dinh Mausoleum, and Royal Tomb of Tu Duc
HANOI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Temple of Literature, and Hanoi Hilton; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite take a “cyclo” ride; walking tour in the Old Quarter; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite water puppets performance
HA LONG BAY
Overnight cruise on the bay
SIEM REAP
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, and Ta Prohm; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Apsara dance performance
CHIANG MAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Wat Phra Singh, Wat Doi Suthep, an elephant training camp, and an orchid farm; Host service during your stay
BANGKOK
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha; Host service during your stay

NOTE:

  • Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including a welcome dinner in Ho Chi Minh City and a farewell dinner show in Siem Reap

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi Excursion

This morning, leave the city and drive through vast expanses of rice paddies to visit the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for a WALKING TOUR of the city’s famous and historic landmarks. The tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, visit the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, followed by BEN THANH MARKET, the largest and oldest in the city. This evening, join your traveling companions at a special welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Director.

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Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City

A full day at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City. The city is booming, and pulses with contagious energy day and night. Sample local food from a street vendor, get a foot massage, or spend more time on Dong Khoi Street, known for its quality goods, including silk garments that rival those of Hong Kong. Even if shopping isn’t your thing, this is a great place to start your exploration of the city. You may also consider an optional trip to the Mekong Delta for a cruise on the great Mekong River and a visit to a local family’s home for tea and rice wine. Tonight, be sure to stop at one of several rooftop bars for a drink and great views of the city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist with recommendations.

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Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City–Danang–Hoi An

After a short flight to Danang, enjoy a picturesque journey by motorcoach to Hoi An. Along the way, visit CHINA BEACH, landing point for U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Hoi An is Vietnam’s active trading center and a town that has been largely preserved, with architecture that reflects the influence of Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French, and British traders. Hoi An is also where French missionary Alexandre de Rhodes introduced Catholicism and Roman script to Vietnam.

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Day 5 Hoi An

Today starts with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River. Along the way, meet with a local fisherman who will teach you about their fishing methods and give you a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FISHING LESSON, where you will learn how to throw and retrieve a traditional round fishing net called a ro. Afterward, you will have a chance to throw the net yourself and see what you catch! Later, continue with a WALKING TOUR of Hoi An, visiting an old MERCHANT HOUSE, the HOI AN MUSEUM, a CHINESE ASSEMBLY HALL, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Then, free time to enjoy this quaint town further or relax at your beach resort.

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Day 6 Hoi An–Danang–Hue

Stop in Danang to visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then continue north over spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), considered to be one of the most scenic in all of Vietnam, before arriving in Hue. One of Vietnam’s former capitals, Hue is a beautiful, welcoming city that remains a cultural and religious center. Upon arrival, visit the IMPERIAL CITADEL and the THIEN MU PAGODA, the unofficial symbol of the city. This evening, enjoy an imperial banquet at a popular local restaurant.

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Day 7 Hue–Hanoi

This morning’s sightseeing provides a unique window into Vietnam and its complex past. Visit the TOMBS of the NGUYEN EMPERORS: the KHAI DINH MAUSOLEUM and the ROYAL TOMB of TU DUC. Later, fly to Hanoi, the nation’s capital and one of Southeast Asia’s most engaging cities.

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Day 8 Hanoi

Today, take time to look at the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. First, visit the MAUSOLEUM and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda are the ONE PILLAR PAGODA and HO CHI MINH MUSEUM. You will also visit the ancient TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, more than 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university, followed by the infamous HANOI HILTON. After lunch in a local restaurant take a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite “CYCLO” ride around the city, followed by a WALKING TOUR through the fascinating Old Quarter, 36 ancient streets where peddlers trade as they have for centuries. An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating performance of Hanoi’s renowned Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WATER PUPPETS, a traditional art form dating back to the 11th century.

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Day 9 Hanoi–Ha Long Bay

Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Tunnels, caves, and weirdly shaped outcroppings with imaginative names can be found on many of the small islets that are sprinkled across the bay. Board a CRUISE that takes you to explore the caves, and admire the beauty and scale before stopping at one of the many secluded bays.

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Day 10 Ha Long Bay–Hanoi–Siem Reap, Cambodia

This morning, drive to Hanoi and board your flight to Siem Reap, which will act as your base during your visit to Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth!

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Day 11 Siem Reap

This morning, start your sightseeing of the TEMPLES OF ANGKOR. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the temples were built around the Khmer interpretations of Indian religious and political beliefs that ultimately evolved from Hinduism to Buddhism. The complex architectural grandeur of the Angkor temples is arguably unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. First, visit the best preserved and most famous of all the temples, ANGKOR WAT, honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Featuring five trademark towers and stunning bas-reliefs, it has become a symbol of Cambodia. Next stop is ANGKOR THOM to see the BAYON TEMPLE. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas-reliefs. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening, witness one of the world’s most amazing experiences: sunset at Angkor Wat!

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Day 12 Siem Reap

Today, continue your sightseeing of the Angkor temples. Visit BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it. This afternoon, enjoy a bit of time at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite APSARA DANCE PERFORMANCE, where the ancient Khmer culture is brought to life by talented dancers, singers, and musicians.

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Day 13 Siem Reap–Chiang Mai

Fly to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok), Thailand’s second-largest city..

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Day 14 Chiang Mai

Your Chiang Mai city tour includes a visit to WAT PHRA SINGH with its famous Buddha image and WAT DOI SUTHEP, a temple tucked away in the mountains at 3,464 feet above sea level. The temple is reached by climbing 290 steps. The remainder of the day is free for your own exploration.

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Day 15 Chiang Mai

Today, visit the ELEPHANT TRAINING CAMP in the Mae-Sa Valley. Here, you will learn about the methods used to train the elephants and will set out for a brief elephant trek through the jungle. On your return to Chiang Mai, stop at an ORCHID FARM to see these exotic plants up close. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 16 Chiang Mai–Bangkok

Fly to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city

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Day 17 Bangkok

Your morning sightseeing tour includes the stunning GRAND PALACE, featuring the TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. Also visit the TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 18 Bangkok

Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore on your own.

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Day 19 Bangkok

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

NGUYEN THANH PHONG

Years of Experience: 14

My name is Phong and I'm passionate about travel, meeting people and learning and sharing different cultures. I received my Tourism Degree from the Saigon Tourist Training School and a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. I promise to take care of you during your stay and share my knowledge of this unique region's history, local flavor and culture.

Tour Director - NGUYEN THANH PHONG

 Accommodations

Ho Chi Minh City
Hoi An
Hue
Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Siem Reap
Chiang Mai
Bangkok

Ho Chi Minh City

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Superior First-Class

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam

8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ideally located in the heart of Saigon's business and entertainment district, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers warm hospitality, first class amenities and incredible panoramic views of the Saigon River. Ho Chi Minh's famous landmarks such as the Reunification Palace and the beautiful Opera House are all within strolling distance as are numerous sellers of Vietnamese arts and crafts: a fascinating mix of entertainment and cultural highlights. Spacious guestrooms are well appointed with luxurious bedding for a restful sleep. After a day of sightseeing, take a dip in the rooftop pool or relax at the sun soaked poolside terrace. Alternatively enjoy a drink in the Atrium Lounge, a leisurely dinner at Kabin Chinese Restaurant or dine in the Riverside Cafe for Western and Vietnamese culinary delights.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Internet Access

Hoi An

Hotel Royal Hoi An, Mgallery Collection

Superior First-Class

Hotel Royal Hoi An, Mgallery Collection 39 Dao Duy Tu St, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An,  Vietnam

39 Dao Duy Tu St, Cam Pho Ward
Hoi An, Vietnam

Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, Hotel Royal Hoi An is a perfect blend of historical charm and modernity. Its refined style inspired by Art Nouveau has a delicate touch of Japanese and Vietnamese cultures and offers spectacular views of the river and ancient town. Treat yourself with a visit to the spa, large pool or one of two restaurants and choose from sushi or an array of royal Vietnamese and colonial European dishes after a great day of sightseeing.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television

Hue

Saigon Morin Hotel

First-Class

Saigon Morin Hotel 30 Le Loi St, Hue,   Vietnam

30 Le Loi St
Hue, Vietnam

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This modern hotel was built in the traditional colonial style with use of rich wood throughout. Located on bustling Le Loi Street with panoramic rooftop views of the Perfume River the hotel provides easy access to Hue's most interesting attractions.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hanoi

Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi

Superior First-Class

Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi 1 Thanh Nien Road; Ba Dinh District, Hanoi,  Vietnam

1 Thanh Nien Road; Ba Dinh District
Hanoi, Vietnam

Contemporarily elegant and tastefully decorated, the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi offers a genuine experience of sophistication and luxury. Within the elegant interiors, enjoy a contemporary aesthetic blended with beautiful Vietnamese touches and stately furnishings. Whether you choose to try the authentic dim sum dishes from Ming Restaurant or the international buffet at Brasserie Westlake, you will dine in comfort. Soothe tired muscles and step into an oasis of relaxation with a pampering massage or swim in the pool with retractable roof. The well-equipped fitness center offers guests modern facilities and various scheduled sessions of yoga, pilates, and aerobics.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Hot Tub
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Voicemail

Ha Long Bay

Paradise Luxury Deluxe Cabin

Paradise Luxury Deluxe Cabin , Ha Long Bay,  Vietnam


Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Paradise Luxury I, II, III & IV were built according to the traditional Vietnamese design and present a lavish design blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. The four Paradise Luxury vessels offer 68 luxurious cabins as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the spectacular scenery of the "Bay of Descending Dragons".

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe

Siem Reap

Tara Angkor Hotel

Tara Angkor Hotel Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Phum Mondul III, Khum Slorkram, Siem Reap,  Cambodia

Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Phum Mondul III, Khum Slorkram
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This stylish property has cemented its status as one of the jewels in Siem Reap. A short distance from the Angkor Temple complex and the city center, the hotel is an ideal base to explore all that Siem Reap offers. With two restaurants, a lobby bar, and a swimming pool, the hotel also offers a place to relax after a day of sightseeing. With all of this and a highly skilled staff you are sure to have a memorable stay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Chiang Mai

Ratilanna Riverside Resort & Spa

Ratilanna Riverside Resort & Spa 33 Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai,  Thailand

33 Chang Klan Road
Chiang Mai, Thailand

This boutique resort has a great location close to the city center and captures the essence of the Lanna people with subtle architectural details and inspiring interior decor.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access

Bangkok

Majestic Grande

Majestic Grande 12 Sukhumvit Soi 2, Bangkok,  Thailand

12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
Bangkok, Thailand

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Majestic Grande Hotel has an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. This hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/cafe, and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, a sauna, and multilingual staff.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap
Chiang Mai
Bangkok

Ho Chi Minh City

Full Day Mekong Delta Excursion

Full Day Mekong Delta Excursion

Enjoy a cruise on the great Mekong River. Travel by road out of Saigon south to My Tho, gateway to the Mekong Delta and Vietnam's "rice bowl". Board your boat and travel to an island in the middle of the delta where you visit a local orchard and family's home, enjoy their hospitality, and share some tea or rice wine. Stop for a tasty Vietnamese lunch on your way back to Saigon.

Approximate value: $78 USD per person

Siem Reap

Elephant Ride to Phnom Bakheng for Sunset

Elephant Ride to Phnom Bakheng for Sunset

Watching sunset over Angkor Wat is one of the most iconic experiences on a visit to Siem Reap. To add a special touch take an elephant back ride to the temple mountain of Phnom Bakheng, one of the signature spots to watch the sunset.

Approximate value: $48 USD per person

Chiang Mai

Dinner at Gallery Restaurant

Dinner at Gallery Restaurant

A combination of exquisite Lanna architecture, fine Thai cuisine, and exhibits of northern Thai art, the Gallery is the perfect setting for relaxation and entertainment during a stay in Chiang Mai. Set in a 100 year old Teakwood House on the banks of the Ping River, the Gallery was selected as the Best Conserved Private House by the Association of Siamese Architects in 1993 and was awarded the Chiang Mai Conservation Prize presented by the Lanna Architect Group in 1991.

Approximate value: $55 USD per person

Pantawan Cooking School

Pantawan Cooking School

Your cooking class begins with a tour at the local fresh market where the chef will teach you how to choose the perfect ingredients for your meal. Watch as the chef demonstrates how to cook some of Thailand's most popular dishes. And then roll up your sleeves and try for yourself. Enjoy the fruits of your labor as you dine on the balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens.

Approximate value: $52 USD per person

Traditional Khantoke Dinner & Show

Traditional Khantoke Dinner & Show

Chiang Mai is famous throughout the kingdom for its incredible cuisine and rich Lanna culture and you can experience the best of both these worlds in one evening at a Khantoke dinner. You won't find a better representation of true Lanna cuisine than at a Khantoke dinner. You will be treated to northern-style dishes in traditional Thai fashion by sitting on the floor and eating off large low round tables known as toke. While you sample the many dishes offered, skilled dancers will perform traditional Lanna dances such as fon lep (finger dancing), ram dab (sword dancing), and fon thean (candle dancing).

Approximate value: $30 USD per person

Bangkok

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Rose Garden

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Rose Garden

Enjoy a full day tour to colorful Damnoen Saduak floating market for an interesting glimpse into local life. Take a longtail boat ride through the canals filled with small, flat boats expertly paddled by mature ladies who are ready to stop and bargain at a moment's notice. You will also stop and visit Nakorn Pathom to see "Phra Pathom Chedi" - the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. Experience lunch at the picturesque Rose Garden Country Resort, and attend a Thai village show for an introduction into Thai culture. Delight inan ordination into monkhood, fingernail dance, Thai boxing, hill tribe dance, sword-fighting, elephants at work and folk dancing.

Approximate value: $73 USD per person

Dinner Cruise on the Chao Praya River

Dinner Cruise on the Chao Praya River

Enjoy a superb Asian dinner on a traditional converted Rice Barge while slowly drifting along the riverside of the Chao Phraya River, past the Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace. Embark on a journey through Thai history, culture and gastronomy in a truly romantic ambiance - an experience of Thailand you will never forget.

Approximate value: $66 USD per person

Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

Visit Jim Thompson's House & Museum - a collection of traditional, wooden teak buildings that captivate the nostalgic charm of an old and more simplet Bangkok. As the famed "Legendary American of Thailand" Jim Thompson, with his natural flair for design and color, gained worldwide recognition for his contributions to the development of the Thai Silk industry. The American pioneer mysteriously disappeared in the jungles of Malaysia during Easter weekend in 1967. Since his death little has changed in the home which continues to be key stop for visitors to Bangkok.

Approximate value: $48 USD per person

River Kwai Tour

River Kwai Tour

Uncover fascinating insights into Thailand's World War II history. The infamous River Kwai Bridge and the beginning of the "Death Railway" is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced Asian laborers who lost their lives during the construction of the railway. Also visit the town's famous JEATH War Museum and learn details POW experiences and the well-kept War Cemetery, which contains the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives building the bridge and the notorious railway. Enjoy a buffet lunch in a local restaurant and experience along the historic railway tracks.

Approximate value: $70 USD per person

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

The beauty of Bangkok is as easily explored from the water as it is on the land. Relax as you float along the Chao Phraya River past Bangkok's most prized landmarks: the Temple of Dawn, the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace, and finally, the royal barges. The Chao Phraya River has a storied legacy and today, the river is vital to the Bangkok's commerce. View Bangkok through a unique lens while enjoying a meticulously crafted buffet boasting Thai and International cuisine. Afterward, enjoy a classical Thai dance performance before disembarking.

Approximate value: $58 USD per person

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

The recipient of numerous awards, Siam Niramit, is a world-class performance of Thailand's arts and cultural heritage. Thailand has been the home to diverse cultures for more than seven centuries yet Sian Niramit takes the audience on three-act journey through history in stunning fashion. A production of epic proportion, 100 performers congregate on the award-winning stage to deliver a performance deserving of only the highest praise.

Approximate value: $62 USD per person

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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