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How to Plan an Extended Trip in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has long been a major stopping point for backpackers around the world.  Exotic destinations, beautiful beaches and mountains, bustling cities, fantastic food, friendly people, a well trodden tourist trail, and super cheap prices all contribute to one of the top regions in the world for traveling.

From the smiling faces and pristine beaches in Thailand, to the incredible, fresh food in Vietnam, to one of the most impressive sites in the world in Cambodia, to the sleepy, still undiscovered lands of Laos, Southeast Asia is ripe for the picking if you love to travel.

What to expect

Expect stunning scenery, historical site after historical site, fantastic food that is as cheap, fresh, and as good as you’ll find anywhere in the world, and ease of travel.

Sure, you may not always be comfortable (hello, minibuses in Laos), but what you give up in comfort you get back in the wallet.  One of the most surprising things about travel in SE Asia was just how easy it truly is.  Unless you really get off the beaten path, the language barrier is pretty much nonexistent as most everyone, especially those involved in tourism, speaks English.  Because the region has been a popular travel destination for the better part of 50 years, they have it down and know how it’s done, so enjoy the ride!

Planning your trip to Southeast Asia

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A lot goes into planning your trip to Southeast Asia – how to get there, how to get around once you are there, best time of the year to go, which vaccinations you need, and what the visa situations are.

Getting around

Getting around SE Asia is pretty easy (though it may not be the epitome of comfort all the time), with many options depending on your budget.

  • Air- Air Asia is the main budget airline in the region, and if you are flexible and on top of things, you can get dirt cheap flights between major cities (Bangkok, Saigon, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, etc.).
  • Bus- Bus quality varies from country to country and even city to city.  Thailand and Vietnam have some decent buses, some of them the sleeper variety, but some flat out suck, too.  Be sure to check the information below to see specifics on overland travel in each country.
  • Minibuses– While not the most comfortable transport in the world, minibuses are in all Southeast Asian countries in some form or another (costing practically nothing).  The unifying factor amongst bus transport is that it’s dirt cheap.
  • Train- Trains are available in all countries as well, with some really nice ones in Thailand, in particular.  There are different types and different classes of seats, with sleeper compartments as well (that are really nice), so do your homework.
  • Boat- One of the coolest modes of transport around Southeast Asia is by riverboat.  Some slow boat trips (Thailand into Laos) are said to be pretty brutal, but others are amazing (Vietnam into Cambodia).  Boat travel is becoming less and less common, though.

Costs

In order to travel on a super, super cheap budget (think under $20-25US/day), you’re going to have to rough it a bit in Southeast Asia.  While you can find beds for under $5/night, you get what you pay for (think dorm beds, no a/c, and questionable cleanliness).

As long as you’re willing to eat street and market food (which you should as it’s the best), you can eat like a king for a few dollars a day.  A huge plate of pad thai costs about $1US on the streets of Bangkok, a steaming bowl of Pho in the alleyways of Hanoi about the same, and as long as you eat locally, even in restaurants, it’s still not going to run more than a few dollars for a meal.

But if you have the money to splurge just a little bit (think $35-40/day), you’re going to have nice, private rooms with air conditioning, you’ll be able to splurge on a western meal you may crave every once in a while, and you’ll be able to take a sleeper train and nice bus in certain situations (sometimes a crappy minibus is your only option).

Thailand and Vietnam are a little more expensive than Laos and Cambodia, but if you plan on $35US/day for these four countries, you’ll be traveling well most of the time.

Vaccinations

When it comes to vaccinations, everyone has their own opinions, so how careful or reckless you want to be is completely up to you.  The best advice we can offer is to go see your primary care doctor and/or a travel physician and take his or her advice. According to the CDC, your routine vaccinations of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus), and polio should be up to date, but they aren’t required.  Hepatitis A and B are also highly recommended.  Typhoid and Japanese encephalitis are also recommended, as is rabies.

When it comes to malaria, everyone has an opinion.  Some take some form of malaria meds, some take none.  Again, speak with your doctor about vaccinations and do whatever you’re comfortable with.  And if you do decide to get any/all vaccinations, shop around as prices vary wildly, particularly in the United States.  Most malaria medication is extremely expensive, and you can purchase them for a much cheaper price once you’re in Southeast Asia.  The problem is that most malaria meds advise travelers to start taking them a few weeks before arrival.  But you can get some at home and then re-up once you’re there.  We bought malaria meds over the counter in a pharmacy in Vietnam when we were close to running out.

Visas

For Americans, Vietnam is the only country out of these four where you need to take care of your visa before arriving.  Travelers can get visas on arrival in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.  Visa rules are different, though, depending on how you arrive.  For example, if arriving in Thailand by land, it is standard to only receive a 15-day tourist visa, but if you arrive by air, you receive a 30-day visa.  Laos and Cambodia both offer 30-day visas upon arrival.  It is recommended to have US dollars for visas, and make sure they are crisp bills with no tears and little wear (I argued for 15-minutes with a visa officer entering Laos because a few of my bills weren’t in good enough condition).

Where to go

Southeast Asia encompasses more than just these four countries, and we’ll get to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Phillipines, and Burma in a future article.  As far as where to go, we highlight many of the top destinations within each country and offer some off-the-beaten-path locations as well.  Some travelers can blast through all four countries in a month, seeing the highlights and moving fast.  Others can take months or even years to explore the region.  It all depends on how much time and money you have.

Thailand

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Thailand is a land the evokes many images for travelers.  White sand beaches in the south, one of the biggest, bustling metropolises in the world in Bangkok, and peaceful hill stations in the north.  There is a reason Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations not only in Southeast Asia but in the entire world.  The beauty all  over the country is unmatched, the food absolutely mouth-watering, and the people as friendly as can be.  It’s not called the Land of Smiles for nothing.  While some may complain that it’s over-touristy, and there are plenty of tourists, it still has an unmatched beauty that will have any travel lover falling in love and wanting to return again and again.

Vietnam

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Mountains, jungles, beaches.  History, culture, cuisine.  It’s no secret why Vietnam is becoming a top travel destination around the world.  It really does have it all, and with a well trodden tourist trail, travel around this country is rather easy.  The people may not be as friendly as nearby Thailand or as laid back as neighboring Laos, and not everyone has an affinity for travel here, but once you get used to the chaos, Vietnam offers all travelers an unforgettable experience.

Cambodia

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When people think of Cambodia, they automatically connect it with one of the world’s greatest wonders, Angkor Wat.  Rightfully so, as it is one of the most visited and spectacular sites in the world.  While Angkor steals the spotlight, there are plenty of other fantastic places to visit in this beautiful Southeast Asian country.

Laos

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After being off the tourist radar for so long, Laos is quickly becoming that next great destination for budget travelers in Southeast Asia.  A country that has been pounded by war and still seeing the effects, this sleepy country is drop dead gorgeous.  Laos has lots to offer for those looking to get off the beaten path a bit.  Don’t wait too long, though, as the rest of the world is catching on, and it won’t be long before Laos is just as popular as neighboring Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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Myanmar Visa

Myanmar Visa

MYANMAR VISA INFORMATION

Tourist visa

A valid Passport with Entry Visa is required of all visitors. A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14 days.

Overland entry is permitted for Thai tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Tachileik, Three Pagoda Pass, Myawaddy and Kawthaung check points along Myanmar-Thai Border; and for Chinese tourists with border pass and for third party tourists with visa at Lweje, Nam Kham, Muse , Kyukoke, Kwanlong, Mont Lar along Myanmar-China Border.

Business Visa

A valid passport with Entry visa is required for all businessmen, applicable at Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad. A Business Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a case-by-case basis. Visa on Arrival is granted on prior arrangement with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Visa On Arrival

1. Myanmar Visa VOA (visa on arrival) is for tourists.

2. Tour itinerary must be mentioned. Tentative tour program and more importantly hotels must be mentioned and authority concerned will check if hotel booking is genuine. There are official hotels with their rates are mentioned at the bottom of this page for convenience.

3. Visa application can also be submitted at Myanmar Embassy nearest to your location. Officials at the embassies are more than happy to proceed your tourist visa. Please see a complete list of Myanmar Embassy and Consular offices at the bottom.

4. It is necessary to send us your photo by email, fax or by post.

5. Rates for Tourist Visa is 50 US$ per person (including Government Visa Fee & services) and to pay on arrival, plus Company Service Charges + Documentation Fees.

6. The information of the clients as follows is necessary:

1. Clients full name and Passport numbers:

2. Date of issue and place of issue:

3. Date of expire:

4. Father’s name:

5. Date of Birth and place of birth:

6. Occupation:

7. Home address:

8. Nationality:

9. 2 passport pictures:

10. Countries for passport valid:

Visa-on-arrival takes about 10 working days but sometimes it will be taken 3 days.

* How to Apply Visa for entering Myanmar: After receiving your personal information mentioned above, we will proceed submitting to the Immigrant Department to issue the Visa Approval Letter. On receiving the approval letter, We will send you this through email. Your task is to print out & keep it along to board on plane to Myanmar Last but not the least, you must pay us all before getting this letter.

Visa Extension

1. Fill in the Extension form.

2. If you are sure you will be need Visa Extension before you arrive, you can give us the form, your original passport and 2 photos and USD 80 for 2 weeks of extension.

3. If you are not sure, print out this form and call us at 204020 when you are in Yangon. We will collect Recommendation for your hotel the form, passport, 2 photos and 80 USD for 2 weeks of extension.

4. For Visa 1st one must obtain a letter of endorsement from Ministry of Hotel & Tourism and then submit to Ministry of Immigration. It will take at least 2 days and max 5 days to get Tourist Visa extended.

5. If you home any Further Question Please refer to our FAQ section or send us an e-mail.

For further information, you can also visit:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mofa.gov.mm

The Union of Myanmar Travel Association http://www.umtanet.com

Please send us an email for visa arrangement at: sales@huongviettravel.com or contact via Visa Booking Form

 

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Around North Isarn Tour

DAY 1: BANGKOK – KHORAT (-/L/D)
Early check-out out of Bangkok, depart from your hotel, drive to the gateway of Isarn; Nakhorn Ratchasima, better known as Khorat. Lunch at al local restaurant en route. After lunch, we reach Khorat, where we make a visit to the ceramic pottery village of Dan Kwian, the ancient Khmer Temple complex of Wat Phrathat Phanom Rung, located on a 400-meters high extinct vulcano; it is thought that it was originally built in the 12th century a.d. Also we make a stop at the beautiful, partially renovated Prasat Hin Muang Tham, located near by and to be believed to have been constructed in the 11th century. We return back to Khorat and check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2: KHORAT – KHON KAEN (B/L/D)
American Breakfast at the hotel. We check out of out hotel and depart and go via Rd 2 north for a visit to “Baan Prasart” Archeological site and visit the Khmer Temple complex of Phimai, which has close lines with the Angkor Temples in Cambodia. Lunch will be served at a local restauarnt. After lunch, we make a short stop at the “Sai Ngam” Banyan Tree before taking the final stretch towards Khon Kaen. Just before we arrive at this gateway to northern Isarn, we stop at one of the centers of the traditional silk weaving at Chonnabot. In the afternoon, we arrive at Khon Kaen and check in at your hotel. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3: KHON KAEN – NONGKHAI (B/L/D)
American breakfast at the hotel. We are now heading out to north Isarn, our first will be at the Baan Chiang Archeological Site, where pre-historical artifacts have been found. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we arrive in Nongkhai, where the first official border crossing has been established between Thailand and Laos via the Friendship Bridge. Before checking in at your hotel, and the local border market in Nongkhai itself. Dinner & overnight at Hotel located on the Mekhong River banks.

DAY 4: NONGKHAI – UDON THANI – BANGKOK (B/L/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Our final day, we check out of the hotel and drive south to Udon Thani, where we visit the Sala Kaew Ku Statue Park and the Wat Pochai, known for its nice building work. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, transfer from our lunch to Udon Thani Airport for flight TG 011 (13:00 – 14:00 hrs) to Bangkok Domestic Airport. Arrival at Bangkok Airport and transfer to various Bangkok Hotels. End of services.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Dec’09) TOUR AROUND NORTH ISARN
Standard First Superior
2 pax On request On Request On request
3 – 6 pax
7 -10 pax
11 – 14 pax
15 – 19 pax
20 pax & plus
Single supplement
Full board supplement

INCLUDING:
• Domestic Airline tickets (incl. Domestic Airport Tax): Udon Thani – Bangkok
• Described tours and transfers with English/French/German/Italian/Spanish speaking guide;
• Accommodation, based on sharing twin room in mentioned accommodation;
• Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch & D = Dinner), donation, entrance fees and boat trips, as indicated in the program

EXCLUDING:
• Other/optional services, personal expenses, tips and other services, not mentioned in the program;
• Compulsory X-mas/New Year dinner at the your hotel

NOTES/REMARKS:
• Because of the early departure of the package from Bangkok, we strongly advise to book 1 night in Bangkok before the start of the package.
• Non used services aren’t refundable in any way;
• Splitting up the package is not allowed in any way;
• Guide will accompany clients back to Bangkok for maximum assistance;
• Due to weather conditions/unforeseen circumstances, the program can be changed without prior consent in spot. We ask for your understanding
• For special children conditions & discounts, we refer to our general information and conditions for details.

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Lanna Hospitality

Day 01: Arrival — Chiang Mai
Arrival at Chiang Mai International airport, meet and transfer to your hotel. Free on your own.

Day 02: Chiang Mai — City Tours
The journey northwards begins as we board a flight to Chiang Mai. After checking into hotel we drive west towards the famous Doi Suthep Mountain and embark on a walk leading us to Wat Prathat Temple near the summit. At an elevation of over 1,000 m , the temple grounds affords a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. We follow this with a visit to the old and new parts of the town featuring the great diversity. The “Rose of the North”, Chiang Mai has been always noted for exquisite handicrafts whose the combination with the traditional wares of the hill tribe people offers fantastic shopping opportunities. We drive this afternoon to the neighboring villages of Sankampaeng and Borsarng to see the various cottages industries including silk weaving, wood carving, silver ware and umbrellas making. (B, L)

Day 03: Chiang Mai — Elephant Camp — Tha Ton
An early morning we travel by car northbound to Mae Taman Elephant training center to see elephant training shows. Then we followed by riding on the elephant — ox cart riding return to the camp. Buffet lunch at the camp. Afternoon, visit Wat Tham Tub Tao in Chiang Dao before continue onto the sleepy riverside town of Thaton on the banks of Mae Kok River. We drive along winding road to a sleeping town of Tha Ton passing by the breathtaking mountain scenery make for an interesting day. Upon arrival at Thaton on the banks of Mae Kok River, we will visit Tha ton temple, located on the hill, from here you can see the view over the town. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. (B, L)

Day 04: Tha Ton — Long Necked Village — Doi tung — Golden Triangle — Chiang Rai
After breakfast we will drive along the borderline After breakfast, we continue drive to visit Akha and Padong long necked, the hill tribe villages before continue to drive up mountain to Maesai the northern most of Thailand.

We’ll continue drive to visit the Royal Palace and Botanic Garden at Doi Tung, Doi Tung is the site of a major environmental and socio-economic development project initiated by Her Royal Highness Srinakarindra the Princess Mother; mother of His Majesty the King of Thailand. You can spend the time to stroll around at the beautiful gardens. Then continue a famous Golden Triangle in which powerful warlords have fought for control the opium trade. We lunch at a local restaurant before visit the royal capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Saen is nestled on the Mekong riverbank which is now the border between Thailand and Laos. Overnight in Chiang Rai. (B, L)

Day 05: Chiang Rai — Bangkok
Today you will be free on your own activity until time transfer to the airport for your flight return to Bangkok, and connecting your flight to the next destination. (B)

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09) LANNA HOSPITALITY
Standard First Superior
2 pax 542 580 676
3 – 4 pax 416 458 554
5 – 6 pax 357 397 492
7 – 10 pax 371 412 508
11 – 14 pax 313 352 449
15 – 19 pax 282 317 414
20 pax & plus 252 292 389
Single supplement 86 127 223
Full board supplement 110 110 110

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Accommodation at hotel as listed base on twin sharing basis
• Air conditioned transportation
• Tours as per itinerary including entry fee
• Elephant ride, ox-cart, bamboo rafting
• Meals as indicated on itinerary
• English speaking guide basis (others languages are available with extra cost)
• Drinking water, cool refreshments during the trip

DOESN’T INCLUDE
Other meals, tip, drinks, international airport tax, single room supplement, personal expenses, visa, flight in/ out Thailand, any optional additional tours or activities during free time…

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Chiang Mai Stopover

Day 01: Arrival — Chiang Mai
Arrival at Chiang Mai International airport, meet and transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center and enjoy northern cultural and the hilltribe shows. (D)

Day 02: Chiang Mai — City Tours
The journey northwards begins as we board a flight to Chiang Mai. After checking into hotel we drive west towards the famous Doi Suthep Mountain and embark on a walk leading us to Wat Prathat Temple near the summit. At an elevation of over 1,000 m , the temple grounds affords a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. We follow this with a visit to the old and new parts of the town featuring the great diversity. The “Rose of the North”, Chiang Mai has been always noted for exquisite handicrafts whose the combination with the traditional wares of the hill tribe people offers fantastic shopping opportunities. We drive this afternoon to the neighboring villages of Sankampaeng and Borsarng to see the various cottages industries including silk weaving, wood carving, silver ware and umbrellas making. (B, L)

Day 03: Chiang Mai — Elephant Training Camp — Bangkok
After breakfast we drive to north — East of Chiang Mai route to Maesa 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 colorful exotic year-round-bloom orchids. After taking great pleasure at the Orchid Nursery, return to the hotel for check out, and transfer to the airport for flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and free on your own. (B)

Day 04: Bang Kok — Departure
Today you will be free for shopping or explore the city on your own. Transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination. (B)

 

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09) CHIANG MAI STOPOVER
Standard First Superior
2 pax 302 316 408
3 – 4 pax 244 256 350
5 – 6 pax 213 228 319
7 – 10 pax 222 237 328
11 – 14 pax 192 207 299
15 – 19 pax 177 192 283
20 pax & plus 163 178 270
Single supplement 60 75 166
Full board supplement 80 80 80

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Accommodation at hotel based on twin sharing basis
• Air conditioned transportation
• Tours as per itinerary including entry fee
• Meals as indicated on itinerary
• English speaking guide basis (others languages are available with extra cost)
• Drinking water, cool refreshments during the trip
• Elephant ride, ox-cart, bamboo rafting

DOESN’T INCLUDE
Other meals, tip, drinks, international flight & airport tax, single room supplement, personal expenses, visa, flight in/ out Thailand, any optional additional tours or activities during free time…

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Experience Of Thailand Tour

DAY 1: BANGKOK – PHITSANULOKE (-/-/-)
Depart from your hotel in Bangkok to Bang-Pa-In, visit the former Summer Palace of the Rama Kings, then continue to Ayuthaya to visit the ruins, temples of this ancient capital of Siam. Thai lunch en route at local restaurant. Continue to Lopburi for a visit to the temples and museum, then proceed to Phitsanuloke. Late afternoon, arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2: PHITSANULOKE – LAMPANG (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. 08:00 Check out of the hotel and drive to visit a private collection of Dr. Thavee-Pim, who has made at his own folklore museum. Onward in direction to the ancient towns of Sukhothai, with a visit to the museum and Sri Satchanalai, the former satellite city of Sukhothai. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. Continue to Lampang. Dinner and overnight at hotel

DAY 3: LAMPANG – CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the Lodge. by bus to Chiangmai, visit the White Karen hill tribes on the way, the Wat Haripoonchai in Lampoon. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. After lunch continue to visit Home Industries Village at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng, which is the center of cotton industries, traditional local products, antiques from Burma and hilltribe handicrafts, hand-woven silk and cotton and wood carving and to stop at their shops as follows : Gems Gallery (Jewelry)/ Chinawathra (Thai Silk Factory)/ Tassanaporn (Wood Carving Center)/ Line Thong (Lacquer ware Center)/ P. Collection (Silver Shop) and the Siam Gift Shop, return to the hotel Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

DAY 4: CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Visit the one of most revered temples in Chiangmai: the Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Chiangmai area. Lunch at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure, clients can explore “The Rose of the North” on their own. In the evening we offer a typical Kantoke dinner with various shows and performances of the hill tribes, living in Northern Thailand, before returning to the hotel for the night over. A good alternative is to enjoy the daily night bazaar in the heart of Chiangmai and find yourself bargaining for some excellent souvenirs of Thailand. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 5: CHIANGMAI – CHIANG RAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Chiangmai to visit an elephant training camp at Mae Ping (no ride included, is optional) to see how these huge animals can be used for all kinds of jobs in the jungle and proceed in direction of Fang and Thaton. Lunch at local restaurant in Thaton. Board from Thaton and an 4-hours exciting “long tail” boat trip from Thaton to Chiangrai, stopping along the way to see the various hill tribe villages. Arrive at boat pier of the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 6: CHIANG RAI – BANGKOK (B/-/-)
American breakfast at hotel. Early morning transfer from hotel to Mae Chan to visit hill tribes and continue to Mae Sai, a small trading town, then proceed to visit the exact spot where Thailand, Laos and Myannmar meet, was called “The Golden Triangle”. Lunch at Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, after lunch transfer to visit Chiang Saen the historical city, then transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for taking the flight TG 141 (15:50 – 17:05 hrs) bound for Bangkok. Connect to International Airport or transfer to hotel. End of services..

 

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09) EXPERIENCE OF THAILAND TOUR
Standard First Superior
2 pax 980 1,033 1,129
3 – 4 pax 748 800 897
5 – 6 pax 616 667 780
7 – 10 pax 612 665 761
11 – 14 pax 513 566 661
15 – 19 pax 467 518 612
20 pax & plus 420 472 567
Single supplement 114 164 260
Full board supplement 150 150 150

INCLUDING:
• Domestic Airline tickets (incl. Domestic Airport Tax): Chiang Rai – Bangkok;
• Described tours and transfers with English/French/German/Italian/Spanish speaking guide;
• Accommodation, based on sharing twin room in mentioned accommodation;
• Meals (breakfast only), donation, entrance fees and boat trips, as indicated in the program

EXCLUDING:
• Other/optional services, personal expenses, tips and other services, not mentioned in the program;
• Compulsory X-mas/New Year dinner at the your hotel

NOTES/REMARKS:
• Due to the early departure of the package, we strongly advise to book 1 night in a Bangkok hotel, prior to the start of the package;
• Non used services aren’t refundable in any way;
• Splitting up the package is not allowed in any way;
• Guide will accompany clients back to Bangkok for maximum assistance;
• Due to weather conditions/unforeseen circumstances, the program can be changed without prior consent in spot. We ask for your understanding
• For special children conditions & discounts, we refer to our general information and conditions for details.

HUONG VIET TRAVEL – MEMBER OF PATA, ASTA, IATA
Add: 20 Nguyen Truong To Str, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel : (84-4) 37162149    Fax: (84-4) 37161738
E–mail address: sales@huongviettravel.com
Website: www.huongviettravel.com  | http://www.aseantravelandtours.com  | http://www.visavietnamonline.com  | http://www.huongvietjsc.com

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Wonders Of Thailand Tour

DAY 1: BANGKOK – KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK (-/-/-)
Pick up passengers from your hotel and start your trip in the direction of Nakhorn Ratchasima (Khorat). See the magnificent Khmer temples ruins of Phimai Historical Park, located in the middle of a small village. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. Return to Khao Yai National Park, the oldest national park in Thailand. Drive to the resort for check-in. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK – PHITSANULOKE (B/-/-)
American Breakfast at the resort. We will visit the Khao Yai National Park before heading off to Saraburi, where a visit will be made to the Phra Buddha Badh to see the shrine with the holy footprint of the Lord Buddha. Onward we go, to Lopburi to visit the famous temples, ruins and museum. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. The afternoon will be spent driving by bus to for hotel en route to the North. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: PHITSANULOKE – LAMPANG (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and drive to visit a private collection of Dr. Thavee-Pim, who has made at his own folklore museum. Onward in the direction to the ancient towns of Sukhothai and Sri Satchanalai, the former satellite city of Sukhothai. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. Continue to Lampang. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: LAMPANG – CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the Lodge. Owanrd to Chiangmai, visit the White Karen hill tribes on the way, the Wat Haripoonchai in Lampoon. Lunch en route. After lunch continue to visit the Home Industries at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng, which is the center of cotton industries, local products, antiques from Burma and hilltribe handicrafts, hand-woven silk and wood carving. Stop will be made at their shops: Gems Gallery (Jewelry)/ Chinawathra (Thai Silk)/ Tassanaporn (Woodcarving)/ Line Thong (Lacquerware)/ P. Collection (Silver) and the Siam Gift Shop, return to the hotel Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 5: CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Visit the one of most revered temples in Chiangmai: the Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Chiangmai area. Lunch at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure, clients can explore “The Rose of the North” on their own. In the evening we offer a typical Kantoke dinner with various shows and performances of the hill tribes, living in Northern Thailand, before returning to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6: CHIANGMAI – CHIANG RAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Chiangmai, visit an elephant training camp at Mae Ping (no ride included) to see how these huge animals are used for all kinds of jobs in the jungle and proceed in direction of Fang and Thaton. Lunch at local restaurant. Board from Thaton for an 4-hours exciting “long tail” boat trip from Thaton to Chiang Rai, along the way, see the various hill tribes. Arrive at boat pier of the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 7: CHIANG RAI – BANGKOK (B/-/-)
American breakfast at hotel. Early morning transfer from hotel to Mae Chan to visit hill tribes and continue to Mae Sai, a small trading town, then proceed to visit the exact spot where Thailand, Laos and Myannmar meet, was called “The Golden Triangle”. Lunch at Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, after lunch transfer to visit Chiang Saen the historical city, then transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for taking the flight TG 141 (15:50 – 17:05 hrs) bound for Bangkok. Connect to International Airport or transfer to hotel.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09)

WONDERS OF THAILAND TOUR

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

1,127

1,203

1,350

3 – 4 pax

859

934

1,085

5 – 6 pax

727

796

952

7 – 10 pax

704

777

950

11 – 14 pax

590

662

869

15 – 19 pax

535

600

828

20 pax & plus

483

550

814

Single supplement

143

204

362

Full board supplement

170

170

170

 

INCLUDING:
• Domestic Airline tickets (incl. Domestic Airport Tax): Chiangmai – Bangkok;
• Described tours and transfers with English/French/German/Italian/Spanish speaking guide;
• Accommodation, based on sharing twin room in mentioned accommodation;
• Meals (breakfast only) , donation, entrance fees and boat trips, as indicated in the program

EXCLUDING:
• Other/optional services, personal expenses, tips and other services, not mentioned in the program;
• Compulsory X-mas/New Year dinner at the your hotel

NOTES/REMARKS:
• Due to the early departure of the package, we strongly advise to book 1 night in a Bangkok hotel, prior to the start of the package;
• Non used services aren’t refundable in any way;
• Splitting up the package is not allowed in any way;
• Guide will accompany clients back to Bangkok for maximum assistance;
• Due to weather conditions/unforeseen circumstances, the program can be changed without prior consent in spot. We ask for your understanding
• For special children conditions & discounts, we refer to our general information and conditions for details.

HUONG VIET TRAVEL – MEMBER OF PATA, ASTA, IATA
Add: 20 Nguyen Truong To Str, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel : (84-4) 37162149    Fax: (84-4) 37161738
E–mail address: sales@huongviettravel.com
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Thailand World Heritage Site Tour

DAY 1: BANGKOK – SUKHOTHAI (-/-/-)
Pick up clients from your hotel and transfer to Bangkok Domestic Airport for flight PG 600 (09:10 – 10:20 hrs) to Sukhothai Airport. Arrival Sukhothai, welcomed by our guide and we transfer you to the Paylin Hotel for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon, we start our tour, making first a visit to the interesting city of Phitsanuloke (approx. 60 kilometers east), where we pay a visit to the Wat Pra Mahathat Phitsanulok and nearby museum. This temple complex – also called by the local people “Wat Phra Si” or “Wat Yai” – contains one of Thailand’s most revered and copied bronze Buddha images. This image is considered by many Thai, the second in importance (most important, the Wat Phra Keo at the Grand Palace compound in Bangkok) within the Kingdom of Thailand. We tour as well through the city of Phitsanuloke, before returning back to Sukhothai, where we will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: SUKHOTHAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Today, our day is dedicated to the first capital of ancient Siam; Sukhothai (literally meaning “rising of happiness”). We visit the ancient town of Sukhothai with its world-famous Historical Park, home of one of the biggest collections of sites (21 in total) and another 70 sites within a 5 kilometer radius, spreading around an area of 45 square kilometers. We offer you a possibility to see all the sites either by electro-card or even by renting a bicycle to cover this vast space of ancient ruins (Optional). Next stop will be the satellite-city of Sukhothai: Sri Satchanalai (50 kilometers north of Sukhothai), containing even some bigger sites. Both sites play a very important cultural and historical role in the development of today’s Thailand and are on the World Heritage List, set-up by the UNESCO. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we return to your Sukhothai hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: SUKHOTHAI – CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. End of this package in Sukhothai, rich-in-ancient Thai history and we transfer you from your hotel to Sukhothai Airport for taking the flight PG 600 (10:50 – 11:25 hrs) to the “Rose of the North” Chiangmai. Arrival at Chianjgmai International Airport and transfer to your centrally, located hotel, where a lunch will be served for you. In the afternoon, visit the one of most revered temples in Chiangmai: the Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Chiangmai Valley. We proceed to Lampoon, just south of Chiangmai to visit the magnificent and oldest temple in Lampoon, the Wat Prathat Haripoonchai; the 46-meters high golden Chedi and the worlds largest bronze gong made this temple worth a visit. We continue to visit a White Karen Hill Tribe village, before we return back to downtown Chiangmai. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 : CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to an elephant training center, just north of Chiangmai where you can see these thick-skinned animals at work. We continue to visit a typical orchid and butterfly farm, just close at the elephant camp. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. After lunch continue to visit Home Industries Village at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng which is the center of hand woven Thai silk industries, traditional local products, antiques from Burma and hilltribe handicrafts and cotton and wood carving. In the evening, we offer a typical Kantoke dinner with various shows and performances of the hill tribes, living in Northern Thailand, before returning to hotel for the night over.

DAY 5 : CHIANGMAI – BANGKOK (B)
American breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure for a relaxing stroll around the city center of Chiangmai or the nearby Ping River. No lunch included. Transfer from the hotel to the Chiangmai International Airport for flight TG, bound for Bangkok. End of services.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09)

THAILAND WORLD HERITAGE SITE TOUR

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

628

660

780

3 – 4 pax

468

500

622

5 – 6 pax

389

420

540

7 – 10 pax

340

425

545

11 – 14 pax

320

357

472

15 – 19 pax

283

314

435

20 pax & plus

252

258

405

Single supplement

86

122

238

Full board supplement

120

120

120

 

INCLUDING:
• Domestic Airline tickets (incl. Domestic Airport Tax): Bangkok – Sukhothai; Chiangmai – Bangkok
• Described tours and transfers with English speaking guide;
• Accommodation, based on sharing twin room in mentioned accommodation;
• Meals (Breakfast only), donation, entrance fees and boat trips, as indicated in the program

EXCLUDING:
• Other/optional services, personal expenses, tips and other services, not mentioned in the program;
• Compulsory X-mas/New Year dinner at the your hotel

NOTES/REMARKS:
• Because of the early departure of the package from Bangkok, we strongly advise to book 1 night in Bangkok before the start of the package.
• Splitting up the package is not allowed in any way;
• Guide will accompany clients back to Bangkok for maximum assistance;
• Due to weather conditions/unforeseen circumstances, the program can be changed without prior consent in spot. We ask for your understanding
• For special children conditions & discounts, we refer to our general information and conditions for details.

HUONG VIET TRAVEL – MEMBER OF PATA, ASTA, IATA
Add: 20 Nguyen Truong To Str, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel : (84-4) 37162149    Fax: (84-4) 37161738
E–mail address: sales@huongviettravel.com
Website: www.huongviettravel.com  | http://www.aseantravelandtours.com  | http://www.visavietnamonline.com  | http://www.huongvietjsc.com

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