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Thailand Cambodia & Vietnam - Grand Adventure:

In three weeks visit the best of South East Asia. Start in Bangkok, Thailand, explore its famous floating markets and then head north to the famous Chiang Mai Region. Visit an elephant camp and then head to the Golden Triangle where the mighty Mekong River separates its borders between Laos and Burma. Fly to Siem Reap to visit the world’s largest temple. Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s modern capital, an exotic city that offers the traveler a fusion of cultures from old French to traditional Chinese. Visit frantic is French Quarters. Cruise to Halong Bay, Vietnam’s most spectacular natural wonder. Off to the ancient town of Hue that still resonates with the glories of Imperial Vietnam. The Charming Hoi An. Visit the Mekong River Delta and get to stay with a local family house. End your trip in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day-01 Arrival Bangkok
Upon arrival at Bangkok's International Suwarnabhumi airport, proceed through immigration to obtain your Visa- on-arrival. Claim your luggage and proceed to the arrival hall. Our Representative will meet you here holding an Off The Map Adventure’s sign. Transfer to your hotel for check in, free at leisure.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day-02 Temple Tour-Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha
Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit: WatTraimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, then continue to visit WatArun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, a visit to Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (PhraBuddhasaiyas), also known as WatPhraChetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Our guide will assist you to a local restaurant for lunch. We continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins WatPhraKaew in a common compound. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai style WatPhraKaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). After a busy day we head back to our hotel. You have the option to explore Bangkok at night. Bangkok is famous for its markets, restaurants and its night life. Ask your guide to for suggestions.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day-03 Half Day Tour Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
At Damnoen Saduak, visit the gardener's house and see how the sugar is made right from the coconut tree. DamnoenSaduak is also Thailand's most famous and one of the most colourful Floating Markets. We will take a long tailed speedboat to the main market area. Take part in an experience that connects ancient traders with present day vendors. Now is your chance to try various kinds of exotic Thai fruits such as rumbutans, mangoes, and papayas. Purchase genuine Thai handicrafts at this unique spot. See people haggle with each other from boat to boat. Envy the customers of the food vendors who prepare dishes on board their narrow crafts. We return back to Bangkok for leisure or shopping in the afternoon.
Overnight in Bangkok
Optional Tours: Dinner Cruise on the Chayo Pharya:
The Chao Phraya Cruise departs from the River City Pier, where you will begin a timeless journey up the river to witness the historic attractions and 19th-century buildings lining the two riverbanks. Behold the marvelous Temple of Dawn, The Grand Palace, Rama VIII Suspension Bridge and a delightful collection of waterfront hotels and landmarks. All of these and a sumptuous buffet dinner, complemented with live music and a Thai classical dance show. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the unforgettable experience with your friends or family.
Overnight in Bangkok
Day-04 Bangkok-Chiang Mai -- Doi Suthep Tour
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Northern Thailand. Arriveat Chiang Mai, meet the tour guide and then transfer to the hotel. After check-in start the tour with a visit to the famous DoiSuthep Temple which is revered to be the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai - WatPhrathatDoiSuthep. Located on a hilltop,that overlooks the Chiang Mai Valley, in traditional Northern-Thai style construction, the Wat contains a holy relic of Buddha. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Valley from here. Return to the hotel to relax or visit the famous Chiang Mai's night bazaar. In the evening enjoy the famous dinner "Khantoke Dinner" also known as the Northern welcome dinner including hill tribe dancing.
Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day-05 Elephant Safari - Ox-Cart Riding- Bamboo Rafting
Breakfast at hotel, embark for the Elephants Camp to see the elephants at work in a jungle area. See how the elephants are trained for working with human as they show off their skills in an elephant shows. It is time for an exciting elephant ride along the jungle trails followed by an Ox-Cart ride back to the camp. (The elephant ride is optional). Lunch at the elephant camp. Afternoon, enjoy a thrilling bamboo raft ride along Mae Taeng river. Return to Chiang Mai with an additional stop at the Orchid Nursery. Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day-06 Chiang Rai Golden Triangle
After breakfast, drive to Tha Ton Temple to see the largest Buddha image in aseated position on top of the summit of Tha Ton. Proceed to Mae Sai Border Market, one of the largestborder market of Thai (Thai - Myanmar Border). Here you can get your passport stamped at the border for a small fee and you can officially get in to Myanmar for a few hours. Here you see several products such local foods, clothes, jewelry, silverware, stones etc. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Golden Triangle where the 3 borders of Laos, Myanmar & Thailandmeet along with the mighty Mea Kong River. With its close proximity with Chinathe river was used as a highway for trade. Along with many merchandise also came opium. Later on, visit the Opium House, which is located nearby. You will learn about the trade routes of Opium along with interesting facts about the history of this area. After our tour we will return to our hotel.
Overnight in Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai
Day-07 Chiang Mai - Siem Reap
Angkor Thom and the Small Circuit
On arrival at the airport we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. If you have free time this evening you can take a stroll through the interesting night market.
Overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
Day-08 Banteay Srei & the Grand Circuit
We will acquire our Angkor Conservation Area entrance pass and continue onto the Small Circuit Tour. This tour includes the visit to the huge pyramid of Takeo, and the jungle-clad Ta Prohm, made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster 'Tomb Raider'. You continue to visit Sras Srang, known as the King's bathing pond, and Banteay Kdei, before exploring Prasat Kravan, an elegant brick temple. After lunch you explore the impressive Royal City of Angkor Thom, where you will find the Bayon, a temple famed for its many gigantic carved faces smiling beguilingly down at you. You will also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimeanakas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Time permitting your guide can take you to an excellent spot for watching a mesmerizing Angkor Wat sunset. The evening is free at your leisure.
Overnight in Hotel
Day-9 Angkor Wat, Floating Villages & Local Crafts
You may choose to rise early today to catch the sun rising from behind Angkor Wat's five carved towers - after the breathtaking sunrise view, return to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast it is time for an exciting adventure to discover the magnificent Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious building. You will return to town for lunch, after which you will head south to Tonle Sap lake. On the way we will stop in at Artisans d'Angkor, an interesting boutique workshop where you can observe young Cambodians learning traditional Khmer handicraft techniques, such as stone & wood carving, and lacquering & gilding - a great opportunity for last minute quality souvenirs. After leaving you will see Phnom Krom the large hill on the bank of the Tonle Sap Lake. Enjoy a thrilling boat ride on the on the Tonle Sap lake, the largest lake in South East Asia. You will see the traditional floating village of Chong Khneas and witness the residents going about their daily life - it is quite a sight seeing a whole bamboo village complete with homes, gas stations, schools, hair dressers, and even karaoke bars floating on a lake. Return to airport in time for your flight back home. Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport Hanoi, where our guide will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. Time permitting you can always go walk along the streets of the old French Quarter and get yourself oriented with this busy and yet very romantic part of town.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day-10 Hanoi – Halong Bay
After breakfast you will join our exciting overnight adventure to the famous Halong Bay. At Halong pier we will board our cruise to head east towards the Gulf of Tonkin. Here in the heart of the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay (where dragons descend into the sea) are its hundreds of limestone islands, together they create one of nature's most breathtaking vistas. The bay and its mystical islets are all part of UNESCO's world heritage site as a natural wonder. Our boat will slowly cruise around its many islands till it finally arrives at a pristine spot, where we anchor for the night. Later this afternoon we will visit a mysterious yet intriguing Sung Sot Caves. These caves hold the secret of its natural formation that has been going on for thousands of years. The cave walls are about 30 meters in height and show many dramatic formations that tease the imagination. On board, before dinner, you can take part in a short cooking course on making Vietnamese spring rolls. Enjoy watching the sunset and later the star-filled night. Lunch and dinner are both served on board the cruise. Evening activities like night squid finishing, karaoke and dancing are all possible.
Overnight on board
Day-11 Halong Bay - Hanoi
You could start your morning with an early morning session of Tai Chi. After a sumptuous breakfast you have the option to climb up the top of the Titop Island to enjoy a panoramic view of the bay or take your kayaks to paddle in the bay to discover its beauty. After your morning activities the cruise will start heading back to the port. Enjoy your final views from the deck. After you arrive back to the port, your guide will assist you in transferring back to Hanoi. You arrive late in the afternoon. If you are up to it, there are some interesting activities to choose from. As an option we strongly suggest that you visit Hanoi's French Quarters at night and watch the water puppet show. The tradition of this puppet show goes back to Vietnam's rice farmers. Standing knee deep, the farmers and their puppets transformed the flooded rice paddies into a stage for this unique form of entertainment.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day-12 Hanoi
Today we embark on an exciting tour of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and a truly exotic city. Today's Hanoi is an infusion of old and new, with a touch of its Parisian past and its modern day Viet-Chinese influences, unique is the best word to describe this city. The narrow streets of its old quarter are swarmed with people and almost as many motorbikes with an assortment of other traffic. The streets are lined with a variety of vendors from fruit sellers to chic brand name outlets. We start our tour with its most revered landmark the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam and the Chairman of the Communist Party from 1951 till 1969. The mausoleum is inspired by Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow. Nearby is the Presidential Palace, with its typical colonial style architecture, constructed in the early nineteen hundreds for the French Governor General of Indo-China. Ho Chi Minh built a stilt house within the Palace gardens where he lived until his final days. Next we visit the One Pillar Pagoda, built by the Emperor Ly Thai Tong in 1028. The temple resembles a Lotus flower bloom and is a symbol of purity and peace. Unfortunately, the original was destroyed by French forces before they left Vietnam. Luckily it was rebuilt by the Vietnamese people after their independence. Our next stop is The Temple of Literature. Built in the eleventh century AD and dedicated to Confucius, the Temple of Literature is probably the oldest university of this part of the world. Next we visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda, originally built in the sixth century AD, considered to be the oldest in Hanoi. Nearby is the Quan Thanh, a Taoist Temple, dedicated to the Xuan Wu, the mysterious warrior and a high ranking Taoist Deity. Later this afternoon you have the option to take a Cyclo (cycle rickshaw) tour of Old Hanoi. Once you are done your tour you can take a walk around the Hoan Kiem lake and visit the Jade Mountain Temple - Ngoc Son Temple. There are lots of places to dine here around the lake. The lake is lit up at night giving Hanoi's best views of the night.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day-13 Hanoi – Hue – Danang – Hoi An
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue, the ancient capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. Arrive and head out to visit the imperial city. Start off with a boat ride down the Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, probably the most mentioned monument in Vietnamese literature. Next, pay a visit to the Imperial Citadel. After lunch, relax and enjoy the scenic drive to Da Nang via the Hai Van Pass. Have your camera ready for the view from the top of the pass. Lang Co’s immaculate beaches give us an opportunity to stretch our legs and take in some sea air before we continue on to our final destination: Hoi An. After checking in at our hotel, the time is yours to enjoy the beach at your leisure.
Overnight in Hotel
Day-14 Hoi An – My Son
40 km outside of Hoi An is a place of architectural gems left to us by the Cham people. You will see why My Son earned its World Cultural Heritage status. The Towers are a marvel of Cham design and ingenuity. This sacred temple to Shiva emerged from the clutches of the jungle to amaze tourists who marvel at the engineering of the people of long-forgotten Champa. In the afternoon, step back in time in Hoi An, where the ancient streets and buildings of this Cham city are preserved for you today as a World Heritage site. Even the Covered Japanese Bridge, which marked ethnic divisions in the multicultural city, is left to show you the path to the past. Merchants thrived on the spice trade and left as their legacy the Chinese Temple and the Tan Ky Chinese-style trading house.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day-15 Hoi An – Saigon
Breakfast this morning, then transfer to Danang airport for your flight to Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City). You will be picked up on arrival in Saigon and then you are free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day-16 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon City Tour)
Welcome to the biggest, busiest city of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City. Often still called Saigon, once a humble fishing village is now a metropolis of around 9 million people. Look for the place where a tank stormed the gates at the Reunification Palace. This spot has served as a palace to Kings, French colonists and presidents. The War Remnants Museum displays the remains of machinery and munitions that have attacked Vietnam. It is a sobering experience to see the effects of war on average citizens. For more peaceful contemplation, see the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, built with materials imported from France in the 19th century, including glass from Chartres. Across from the Basilica we can see the Central Post Office, exquisitely designed by none other than Gustav Eiffel. After lunch at a local restaurant we will continue on to Giac Lam Pagoda. Enjoy the relative calm and tranquility in the grounds of this place of worship within the bustling city. The walls protect the eighteenth century pagoda, a modern stupa, and a distant relation of the Bodhi tree under which Gautama Buddha experienced enlightenment. Explore the Chinese-influenced area of Saigon, called "Cholon" ("Big Market"). This is where you will find the Thien Hau Pagoda. Dedicated to a Chinese goddess that early settlers thanked for safe passage to Saigon, the Pagoda draws people in for its beauty and the scent of its incense. Since the early 17th century, vendors have been meeting at the site of the Ben Thanh Market to entice customers with their goods. Transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day-17 Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai
In the morning we drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. They are a testament to the Cu Chi people's will to survive. During the French occupation, Cu Chi's citizens dug the tunnels by hand and then expanded them during the Vietnam War in order to carry on life underground, away from the attacks from above. Next, on to Tay Ninh to listen to the sweet sounds of the midday service at Cao Dai Temple. Following lunch, we visit, we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arrive Ho Chi Minh late afternoon.
Overnight in Hotel
Day-18 Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long
Drive to Vinh Long (around 3 hours) for today's adventure. First we will stretch our legs with a stroll to Vinh Long Market. Then it's time to explore the mighty Mekong River. We board our private boat and cruise along the many canals and tributaries of the Mekong, stopping to visit Tien Chau Pagoda, brick and pottery workshops, and to see a fish-raft village. After eating "Elephant Ear Fish" from the Delta, we continue to explore the waterways. On An Binh Island, see the biggest nursery garden. Tonight you have the unique opportunity of staying with a local farming family. After you arrive at their home, you may wish to take in your surroundings, by going for a walk or a bike ride. You will be able to transform yourself from a tourist observer to an actual participant in Vietnamese family life, as you help the family prepare dinner. Dinner and overnight in their house.
Day-19 Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
We set off early this morning on foot, so we can listen closely to the sounds of the delta and witness local farmers beginning their day. On board, we arrive at the home of a former landlord, Mr. Cai Cuong. There you will have the chance to taste the fruits of the delta, while enjoying a performance of traditional South Vietnamese music. In the Nursery Garden, you can see where the Delta fruit trees begin life. Finally, experience the Cai Be floating market, where customers arrive in boats and select choice fruits and vegetables from their favourite floating vendors. Your driver will take you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day-20 Ho Chi Minh City - Phuket
Free until transfer to airport for your flight back home or to the next destination: 
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Phuket. Arrive at Phuket airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel, after check in you are free to enjoy Phuket on your own.
Overnight in Phuket
Day-21 Full Day Join Phi Phi Island Tour

After breakfast at hotel join us on a tour to the Phi Phi Islands. Transfer to the pier to take a speedboat trip to Koh Phi Phi Don.

09.00 Departs from Chalong Pier to "Phi Phi Island" for swimming and sightseeing at Maya Bay. Famous movie "The Beach" was shot here. Enjoy snorkeling and feeding colorful fish at Loh Samah Bay. Sightseeing at Peleh Cove and Viking Cave. 
12.00 Arrive at Phi Phi Don Island. You can share bananas with the local monkeys here. 
12.30 Lunch will be served at Phi Phi Don. 
02.00 Enjoy swimming along the Monkey Beach in crystal clear water. Snorkel around splendid coral reefs and a variety of colourful fish. 
03.00 Arrive at "Khai Nok Island" enjoy, sunbathing and observing the abundant variety of marine life. 
04.00 Back to Chalong Pier and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Phuket.

Day-22 Phuket Free Day

Breakfast at hotel, then free at leisure or relax on the beach.
Overnight in Phuket

Day-23 Phuket-Departure
Breakfast at hotel, then free at leisure till time for your transfer to Phuket airport.


• Accommodation in friendly, clean, local style hotels. 

• Tours: Guided Tours with an English Speaking Guide.

• Transportation: For sightseeing and intercity transportation as per the program. (Local flights may be extra).

• Meals: Breakfast every day, all meals during the cruise, rest as per program.

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Bangkok, Floating Markets, Chiang Mai, Golden Triangle, Angkor Wat, Hanoi’s French Quarters, Halong Bay, Summer Palace of Hue, local markets and ancient sites at Hoi An, Saign, Floating Markets of Mekong Delta. Phuket and Phi Phi Island. 

Easy: Walks in the towns and bazaars. Short hikes in protected areas and reserves. Moderate walks along the trails and to explore the cave networks. Cruise on a small a boat to explore Halong Bay. 

Unique Local Experiences:

From big cities to small towns the tour is packed with a number of unique local experiences that will give you a better understanding of diverse culture and customs. Encounter its natural wonders, amazing wildlife, dances, music and a variety of local food. Best of all you get to stay with a local Vietnamese family. 

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