Day 1: Bangkok Arrival
When you arrive in Bangkok, the country’s chaotic capital on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel where you’ll spend the night.
Day 2: Bangkok – Food tours
Meet at Exit 3 Saphan Taksin BTS (sky train) station at 9.35am. After a quick briefing, we will start heading out for delicious adventure at 9.45 am. The tour will take 3 hours, covering 5 tasting locations (all seated) and 8 yummy local Thai samples. Along the tour, you will explore historic landmarks and cross the Chao-Phra-Ya River for beautiful Bangkok view. Therefore, you will enjoy not only delicious tastings but also incredible sightseeing. It’s a great opportunity to take amazing photos of Bangkok as well!
Day 3: Bangkok/Krabi
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Krabi. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. After check in, your time will be your own! You’ll spend the night in Krabi.
Day 4 to Day 6: Krabi free
The days will be free for strolling in the town, lazing on the beach, or whatever takes your fancy. You’ll spend the night in Krabi.
The Krabi Province is located on the coast of the Andaman Sea. This magical island boasts of its rich with flora fauna that make Krabi one of the most sought after destinations, especially by those who are looking out for romantic getaways. With over 154 small and big islands in its ambit, the sparkling blue and green waters of Krabi are also famous for activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, rock climbing, and jungle treks.
Day 7: Krabi/Bangkok/Chiang Mai
After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the airport for your flight to Bangkok to connect with the flight to Chiang Mai – the ‘Rose of the North’. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and taken to the hotel. In the evening you’ll enjoy the welcome dinner at The Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center. You’ll spend the night in Chiang Mai.
Day 8: Chiang Mai Elephant Park
After breakfast we drive to north – East of Chiang Mai route to Mae Taman Elephant Camp, The idea of this trip is to see the demonstration of how trained elephants are used as working animals in teak forests includes elephant bathing in the river, working in the jungle, dragging and pushing logs, and responding commands. Then, visit Orchid Nursery to see a large collection of more than 50 different types of colourful exotic year-round-bloom orchids. After taking great pleasure at the Orchid Nursery, return to the hotel and free at leisure.
Day 9: Chiang Mai/Bangkok/Siem Reap
You’ll take the time to fly back to Bangkok to take the flight to Siem Reap. Arriving at Siem Reap airport, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. Your overnight accommodation will be in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap/Angkor Thom/Angkor Wat
Today, you will devote your time to visit Angkor Thom, starting with the Bayon with its characteristic giant stone faces gazing across the landscape, and is a remarkable architectural record of the arrival of Buddhism to the area, with its Hindu foundations supporting a Buddhist superstructure. Your next visit will be to the Elephant and Leper King Terraces followed by the Baphoun Temple, which is now nearing the end of an eight-year multi-million dollar restoration programme.
Afternoon, you'll explore the most famous temple, Angkor Wat, the largest, and for many, the most impressive temple in this vast complex. You will climb to the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill for a great sunset view if weather permits.
Day 11: Siem Reap/Angkor Zipline Tour/Taprohm/East Mebon
Morning, you will enjoy Zipline Adventure tour. Nothing brings people together like stunning nature, exciting thrills and endless laughter. You will be transferred to Flight of the Gibbon located in the Angkor Park, where you will explore pristine rainforest from high up in the treetops. The lush, untouched rainforest holds a wider variety of plant and wildlife found only in few locations around South East Asia. Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime experience soaring thru the canopies that hold some of Asia’s most abundant plant and wildlife species once viewed by only a few privileged scientists. www.treetopasia.com/cambodia-holiday/angkor
Afternoon, all of you will continue to visit Ta Prohm, strangled by massive tree roots and typical of the condition of the whole complex when it was discovered in 1860 by French naturalist Henri Mouhot. Your guide will then show you the Prasat Kravan (also known as the Cardomom Sanctuary) and Srah Srang Lake and landing terrace. The Srah Srang is less touristy and could be sunrise alternative to Angkor Wat and and East Mebon, a temple-mountain. You’ll spend the night in Siem Reap
Day 12: Siem Reap /Kulen Mountain National Park/Banteay Srey
You will be picked up from hotel early morning and driven about 60 km to the National Park of Phnom Kulen that is the most sacred mountain in Cambodia. When you reach the top of the mountain, you will visit the monastery which contains a reclined Buddha carved on the top of the mountain. Enjoy your time with the waterfalls. You can swim if you want and enjoy the picnic lunch at Kulen Mountain.
Afternoon, you will return to Siem Reap town and on the way, you will visit the famous temple of Bantey Srey “the Citadel of Women”. This small pink sandstone temple (late 10th century) is considered as the crown jewel of classical Khmer art with the delicate beauty of its carvings. Continue to Bantey Samre , constructed around the same time as Angkor Wat, whose style of the towers and balustrades bears strong resemblance to the tower of Angkor wat and even more so to Khmer temple of Phimai in Thailand. Your accommodation will be in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Siem Reap /Kampong Pluk Floating Village
Today, you will be driven about 16 kilometres north of Siem Reap town to Roluose and take ox cart to visit children school and the people village. Afterward, you will continue on unpaved road to a local boat pier where you will take a boat and cruise to Kampong Pluk floating village. You will discover a real life of Cambodian people living on floating houses. You will see rice fields, buffalos, kids saying hello to you and the village fantastic scenery.
Lunch on floating house with local style, no air-con and chair, you will set on their mat “Menu: Roast fish with mango source, sour soup fish or chicken roast with sour fish and white rice”, other option is can pack picnic from Siem Reap town if you think you are not used to local food.
After lunch, you will take another activity by riding small canoe through flooded mangroves forest that is an interesting eco side and home of variety of wildlife. You will return to town late afternoon.
(We reserve the right to change Kompong Pluk Floating Village to floating village of Chong Kneas in the case that Kompong Pluk Village is dried that season).
Day 14: Siem Reap/Ho Chi Minh City
The time will be yours until our car arrives to take you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City – the Southern Vietnam. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by our driver and driven to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels/Orientation
After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a Byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialise as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, and vanish equally rapidly. After lunch, you’ll return to Ho Chi Minh City. Your guide will then show you around Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll visit the the Museum of War Remnants provides a very partial, but riveting, perspective of the ‘American War’: not for the squeamish! The Binh Tay market and the China Town are worth a stroll to explore the local daily life and the culture mix.
You’ll then return your hotel for freshen up or wander around the huge Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City, is packed with every conceivable commodity. You’ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City/Nam Cat Tien
Today, your driver will take you to Nam Cat Tien National Park. Upon arrival at the National park, you’ll discover the “Reserve Core area”. Then your bikes will take you via the rough path (9 kilometres at least) to see the abundant fauna and flora in the Park including the “Uncle Dong Tree” and the “Bat Cave”. You’ll stay overnight in the guesthouse in the centre of the park. After dinner, a two- hour jeep night cruise into the forest for the wild life spotting. You’ll be equipped a good pair of binoculars to see monkeys, deer and other small mammals.
Day 17: Nam Cat Tien Trekking
In the morning, you’ll drive 16 km in a Jeep to the giant Ficus Tree which covers over two hectares. After wandering around the massive trees, dripping vines, and visiting the rapids (water level permitting). You’ll then drive back and hike for five kilometres through the rainforest to Crocodile Lake - you may see some of the typical wild fauna en-route before rowing on the lake to watch the park’s feathered inhabitants. In the evening, you’ll equipped the binoculars and the spotlight to see the “Night Life” on Crocodile Lake where a hundred of crocodiles with the red eyes hunting for their food. If you’re lucky you could watch some of the innocent deer which often wander around the Lake for their fresh grass but fight against the danger of the wild beast. Your accommodation will be in the Bungalow in the Lake.
Day 18: Nam Cat Tien/Dalat
You’ll wake up to the sound of bird, monkey and a forest breakfast. You’ll then say “good bye” to the natural Lake, you’ll hike back to the forest edge where our jeep is waiting for you and take you to the National Head Quarter. Later, a cruise down Dong Nai River on a motor boat takes you to Ta Lai village to visit the farms and houses of S’Tieng and Chau Ma ethnic minorities. You’ll then return to the park to collect your luggage and depart for your next destination, Dalat. We will drive northwards through the cultivated lowlands before climbing up onto the Lang Bian Plateau and the charming town of Da Lat. We will make some stops along the way at any patch of interesting-looking habitat, including the attractive waterfall. The hill resort of Da Lat, perhaps the most attractive large town in Vietnam, is located at 4,900 feet (ca. 1,475 meters) in a temperate region dotted with lakes and waterfalls and surrounded by evergreen forests, including various native pine woodlands. You’ll spend the night in Dalat
Day 19: White Water Rafting Dalat
After breakfast, your guide will arrive to the hotel to pick up you for a drive to the trailhead that leads to the river for your rafting. This is expedition style with no close access to the river by any major roads. It’s remote and you have to walk down around 45 minutes throughout the 3 kilometres of stunning scenery. Once we reach the river, we take a few minutes to inflate the rafts. We use 2 man kayak style rafts to navigate the river as they provide better aneuverability and allow us to run the river even when the water level is lower.
After about an hour, and half way down the section of river we are running, there is a waterfall that we stop at for a rest. A quick snack can be taken here before powering through the remainder of the mighty Langbian. After this short break we go through some of the roughest water of the trip, and the biggest drops. Great photos are available. The rafting ends after about 2 and a half hours (7 km of river) of crashing through the waves, and a welcome lunch spot is set up right alongside the river. Lunch is picnic style with fresh fruits and vegetables, and more than enough to satisfy the appetite you have built up. After lunch we rest for a while and enjoy the remoteness of the spot we are at. After lunch and a good rest, we start to make our way out of the valley and up to the road to meet our transport back to Dalat. The walk is for about an hour and a half and can be steep in sections, but it is also very scenic and a beautiful hike. You’ll spend the night in Dalat.
Day 20: Dalat/Ho Chi Minh City
You’ll be free in the morning until your car and driver arrive to take you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. When you arrive, a private car will be waiting to take you to your hotel in the city centre. After checking in, you’ll be free for a preliminary wander around District 1. Your overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 21: Ho Chi Minh City departure
Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrives to take you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight. Tour ends!