Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure with Bangkok & Chiang Mai (OVE6)

19 Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai

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What’s the most important thing to bring on a journey to Vietnam and Cambodia? Your bargaining skills! The art of haggling is a must at the bustling markets of Hanoi, Siem Reap, and Ho Chi Minh City where you can negotiate everything from luxurious silk to colorful ceramics to a tasty bowl of pho. The number one rule of thumb—always be willing to walk away. Luckily, there’s so much to walk toward on this colorful tour of Southeast Asia, including the fascinating wartime tunnels of Cu Chi, a fishing lesson on the Thu Bon River, and a breezy city cyclo ride around vibrant Hanoi. The picturesque pagodas of Hue and Hanoi are just a taste of what’s to come at the mystical temples of Angkor. Inside the “City of the God Kings,” you’ll find the architecturally magnificent ruins of Angkor Wat delightfully much more than you bargained for.

Balance the high energy of Bangkok with the calming force of Chiang Mai by adding this dual city Monograms extension to your Southeast Asia tour. In Bangkok, you’ll cruise through its famous klongs, visit its calming Buddhist temples, and experience its vibrant city life. Then fly to Chiang Mai. Only reached by river or elephant trek until the 1920s, this ancient walled city in the picturesque Himalaya foothills still holds its remote charm – as well as more than 30 opulent temples.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure with Bangkok & Chiang Mai map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Angkor Thom
  • Angkor Wat
  • Banteay Srei
  • Bayon Temple
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Imperial Citadel Hue
  • Kai Dinh Mausoleum
  • Royal Tomb of Tu Duc
  • Ta Prohm
  • Thien Mu Pagoda

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

Day 2 HO CHI MINH CITY

HO CHI MINH CITY Walking tour along Dong Khoi Street past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theater, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visits to the War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market. Free time this afternoon before a welcome dinner this evening.

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Day 3 HO CHI MINH CITY. EXCURSION TO CU CHI TUNNELS

HO CHI MINH CITY Scenic drive outside of the city to visit the Cu Chi tunnels. Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Ho Chi Minh City with a dinner cruise on the Saigon River. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 4 HO CHI MINH CITY–DANANG–HOI AN

HO CHI MINH CITY Fly to Danang.
DANANG Visit China Beach. Drive to Hoi An.
HOI AN Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 5 HOI AN

HOI AN Thu Bon River cruise includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite fishing lesson by a local fisherman. Walking tour includes visits to an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, a Chinese Assembly Hall, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 6 HOI AN–DANANG–HUE

DANANG Visit the Cham Museum. Scenic drive north over Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) en route to Hue.
HUE Visit the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Day 7 HUE–HANOI

HUE Visit to the Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors includes Khai Dinh Mausoleum and the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc. Fly to Hanoi.
HANOI Free time this evening.

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Day 8 HANOI

HANOI Visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the Hanoi Hilton. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cyclo ride through the city. Walking tour through the Old Quarter. Dinner includes a performance by the renowned Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Hanoi Water Puppets.

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Day 9 HANOI–HA LONG BAY

HANOI Scenic drive through the countryside en route to Hon Gai (gateway to Ha Long Bay).
HA LONG BAY Afternoon cruise on Ha Long Bay (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the caves and secluded bays.

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Day 10 HA LONG BAY–HANOI–SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

HA LONG BAY Drive to Hanoi and fly to Siem Reap.
SIEM REAP Free time this evening.

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Day 11 SIEM REAP

SIEM REAP Visit Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple.

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Day 12 SIEM REAP

SIEM REAP Visit Banteay Srai and Ta Prohm Temples. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Traditional Khmer Apsara dance performance.

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Day 13 SIEM REAP–BANGKOK, THAILAND

SIEM REAP Fly to Bangkok.
BANGKOK Free time this evening.

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Day 14 BANGKOK

BANGKOK Boat ride on the city’s klongs (canals). Guided sightseeing with visits to the Temple of the Dawn, Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

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Day 15 BANGKOK

BANGKOK Full day at leisure.

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Day 16 BANGKOK–CHIANG MAI

BANGKOK Fly to Chiang Mai
CHIANG MAI Free time this evening.

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Day 17 CHIANG MAI

CHIANG MAI Guided sightseeing with visits to Wat Phra Singh and Wat Doi Suthep. Free time this afternoon.

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Day 18 CHIANG MAI

CHIANG MAI Guided excursion to visit the Lisu Hill Tribe. Walking tour through the village and visit the house of a Lisu shaman. Free time this afternoon.

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Day 19 CHIANG MAI

Your tour ends after 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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

NGUYEN THANH PHONG

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

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

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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Hoi An
Bangkok

Hoi An

My Son Half Day Tour

My Son Half Day Tour

My Son Hindu Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great sample of the ancient Champa civilization located in the southern part of Vietnam. It was an independent state from around the 2nd to the 17th century, at which time it was occupied by Vietnam. Wander around the impressive Hindu-themed ruins which feature many beautiful stone sculptures, temples and towers in tropical jungle surroundings.

Price Range: $$

Bangkok

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

We combine history, culture, cuisine, and beautiful river scenery on this romantic cruise down the Chao Phraya River aboard a converted rice barge.

Price Range: $$

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

We'll show you a unique, from-the-river perspective of Bangkok's captivating beauty on this unforgettable dinner cruise. Embark your water craft and relax as you float peacefully along the Chao Phraya River past the city's most popular attractions.

Price Range: $$

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Immerse yourself in the wonder of Siam Niramit (the Enchanted Kingdom), one of the largest stage productions on the planet.

Price Range: $$

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Sampran Riverside

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Sampran Riverside

Imagine a grocery-shopping trip where you have to flag down the merchants as they float by on boats. No, it's not a Wonderland-style flight of fancy, but a traditional way of buying and selling colorful fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, and sweets since the 19th century. Later, visit Nakhon Pathom to see Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the tallest Buddhist stupas in the world. Stop for lunch at the picturesque Sampran Riverside Resort, and visit Patom Organic Village.

Price Range: $$$

Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

If you love art, antiques, and fantastic architecture - as well as a good mystery - then our excursion to the Jim Thompson House & Museum is a must.

Price Range: $$$

River Kwai Tour

River Kwai Tour

On this poignant tour, we'll introduce you to fascinating but seldom-taught parts of World War II history. A highlight of this excursion is a train ride along the historic railway, a somber reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced Asian laborers who lost their lives during the railroad's construction.

Price Range: $$$$



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