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Deluxe Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

  • Destination: Asia & India, Cambodia, Cruise, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Start: 02/15/2018
  • End: 03/02/2018
  • Double Occupancy: $7795

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OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO LAOS
SAVE $200 IF BOOKED BY SEPT 15, 2017

  • 16 days/14 nights in Southeast Asia, including 10 nights in Vietnam (Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City), 2 nights in Cambodia (Siem Reap), and 2 nights in Thailand (Bangkok)
  • Luxury/Deluxe (5+★/5★) accommodations throughout
  • Activity level: Easy
  • International Air Routing: USA – Hanoi (HAN) / Bangkok (BKK) – USA
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This Trip Can Be Taken As:
Vietnam & Cambodia Feb 15-28
Vietnam | Cambodia & Thailand Feb 15-Mar 2
Vietnam | Cambodia | Thailand & Laos Feb 15-Mar 5

“I have tried all things…I have experienced everything…. In the depths of the forests of Siam, I have seen the Evening Star rise over the mysterious ruins of Angkor.“

A Pilgrimage to AngkorPierre Lotio (1912)

We begin our journey with three elegant nights in Hanoi, where everything from the architecture to the cuisine is classic Vietnamese, but with a French accent. Leaving the sophisticated capital, we cruise among the 3000 islands rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin at HaLong Bay. We continue to ancient Hue, seat of Vietnam’s emperors. We have two full days to explore Ho Chi Minh City, hub of all that is new in Vietnam. Lastly, we fly to Siem Reap, the gateway to the temples of Angkor, where we’ll have two days to explore this spectacular site in the midst of the jungles of Cambodia.

Please click ( + ) signs by each day for detailed information.

Day 1

THU FEB 15, 2018 • Depart USA

Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Hanoi.

Day 2

FRI FEB 16 • Arrive Hanoi

metropoleUpon arrival, a Coda Tours Representative will transfer guests to the hotel. Check-in begins at 2 PM and early check-in is subject to room availability. The Sofitel Legend Metropole is the Grande Dame Hotel of Vietnam and one of the best famous and historic hotels of Asia. Its rich history, colonial and neo-classical architecture is an ideal place to begin an exploration of Indochina. This evening is at leisure; spend some time familiarizing yourself with your new surroundings.

Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Premium, Opera Wing
Meals: None

Day 3

SAT FEB 17 • Highlights of Hanoi

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This morning includes a private tour of the Museum of Ethnology, followed by a tour of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, House on Stilts, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda. French architecture is a feature of Hanoi, and the nearby former Governor’s Residence is a fine example. Lunch will be at Seasons of Hanoi, and the afternoon will feature a tour of Hanoi’s Ancient Quarter, including a cyclo ride and walking tour. A traditional Vietnamese menu will be served for dinner at Wild Rice.

Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Premium, Opera Wing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

SUN FEB 18 • Art and Architecture in Hanoi

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Enjoy an orientation of the tree-lined streets of Hanoi, resplendent with French Colonial Architecture, including the recently restored Opera House. Pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Lake of the Restored Sword, en route to the infamous Hanoi Hilton (Hoa Lo prison). Finish the morning with a serene retreat from the busy streets outside at the Temple of Literature. Lunch will be served at Cau Go restaurant.

In the afternoon, a special art galleries tour has been arranged. For art lovers, Vietnam is a treasure-trove waiting to be explored with numerous galleries featuring quality art at affordable prices. Afterwards, enjoy a pick-me-up at a Vietnamese-style coffee shop and listen to some Vietnamese music.

Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Premium, Opera Wing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

MON FEB 19 • Ha Long Bay | Paradise Cruise


After breakfast, depart Hanoi to Ha Long Bay – Vietnam’s premier travel destination and a World Natural Heritage site. With its picturesque blend of land and sea, this is one of the world’s most precious natural attractions. Journey across Ha Long Bay at noon on Tuần Châu Island. Lunch is served on board. Sightseeing will include Cua Van floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien, Luon Cave, Ti Top Island, and Coconut Tree Island.

Cruise: Paradise Luxury Cruise (Deluxe Balcony cabin) ★★★★
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

TUE FEB 20 • Ha Long Bay | Hanoi | Da Nang

day6Wake up early to enjoy the beautiful, tranquil scenery. Perhaps start the day with some Tai Chi led by a staff member on deck. Late morning, transfer back to Hanoi. Stop for lunch at Hong Ngoc Centre, run by and for handicapped children, then continue to the Hanoi airport for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, transfer to the hotel for check-in. The Nam Hai Hoi An Resort is located on the renowned China Beach, the imperial influence is evident in its opulent, yet Zen-like, ocean view villas.

Hotel: The Nam Hai Hoi An Resort ★★★★★
Room: 1-bedroom Pool Villa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

WED FEB 21 • Da Nang | Ancient Hoi An

The day starts with a visit to the Cham Museum in Da Nang – once the centre of the ancient Cham civilization. Then, visit Ancient Hoi An to see one of Vietnam’s oldest and best-preserved fishing villages. Visit the colorful, riverside market or visit a Silk Artisan’s workshop and learn the techniques of lantern making. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the resort.

Hotel: The Nam Hai Hoi An Resort ★★★★★
Room: 1-bedroom Pool Villa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

THU FEB 22 • Hue: Vietnam’s Ancient Capital

day8Depart to Hue via Cloudy Pass and check-in to the hotel La Residence, an enchanting Art Deco boutique on the banks of the fabled Perfume River. At Le Spa, indulge in the large freeform saltwater swimming pool and a traditional Vietnamese luxurious treatment. In the afternoon visit the Imperial Citadel built in the style of the great French military architect, Vauban. Afterwards, visit the local market, Dong Ba. In the evening, a special Imperial Dinner awaits everyone at the hotel. The menu replicates that of the old Imperial Court and Imperial costumes are available for photo ops!

Hotel: La Residence Hue ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe Riverview
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

FRI FEB 23 • Hue Royal Tombs | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

day9The morning includes a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh Mang Tomb, the most majestic of the Royal Tombs. These, along with seven other tombs, are monuments to nine of the thirteen rulers of the Nguyen Dynasty. Transfer to the airport in the late afternoon for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, check-in to the centrally located hotel of Caravelle Saigon, formerly a base for international reporters during the Vietnam War.

Hotel: Park Hyatt Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Heritage Opera Suite (Signature Floor Privileges included)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

SAT FEB 24 • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

During a tour of Ho Chi Minh City, see the Reunification Palace, The History Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the grounds of the former US Embassy. Spend the afternoon shopping or relaxing at the hotel. An optional tour to the famed Cu Chi Tunnels is offered in the afternoon.

Hotel: Park Hyatt Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Heritage Opera Suite (Signature Floor Privileges included)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

SUN FEB 25 • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) / Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Morning at leisure in Saigon. After lunch transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check in.

Hotel: Belmond LaResidence d’Angkor ★★★★★
Room: Jr. Suite
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

MON FEB 26 • Siem Reap: Angkor Wat

day12This morning depart to Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world and a magical place. Return to the hotel for lunch and afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Belmond LaResidence d’Angkor ★★★★★
Room: Jr. Suite
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13

TUE FEB 27 • Siem Reap

The morning begins with the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom – the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the stunning Bayon temple. Continue to Ta Prohm. Surrounded by jungle, its labyrinth of stone hallways is overgrown with the roots and limbs of massive banyan trees, which envelop the stone like tentacles. Lunch and the afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Belmond LaResidence d’Angkor ★★★★★
Room: Jr. Suite
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

WED FEB 28 • Siem Reap | Bangkok

Fly from Siem Reap to Bangkok for a transfer to the Peninsula Hotel. The remainder of the day and evening are at leisure.

Hotel: Peninsula Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15

THU MAR 1 • Bangkok

Begin the day with gold, specifically the 10-foot tall, five-and-half ton Golden Buddha cast from solid 18-carat gold in ancient Sukhothai 700 years ago. Long covered in terracotta, the Buddha wasn’t discovered to be made of gold until it was moved to humble Wat Traimit in Bangkok’s Chinatown in the 1950s. Continue to Wat Pho, the first public university in Thailand, home to a leading school of Thai massage and best-known for its massive reclining Buddha. Wat Pho itself is worth exploring (and, yes, there is time for a massage). A short 10-minute walk away on the grounds of the Grand Palace is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, most sacred in the kingdom. Thought to have been created in India around 43 BC, the Emerald Buddha was moved with much pomp by the king to its current home at Wat Phra Kaew in 1784.

Hotel: Hotel Peninsula ★★★★★
Room: Deluxe
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16

FRI MAR 2 • Bangkok | USA

Transfer to the airport for departure flights.

Meals: Breakfast

Rates & Facts

This Trip Can Be Taken As:
Vietnam & Cambodia Feb 15-28
Vietnam | Cambodia & Thailand Feb 15-Mar 2
Vietnam | Cambodia | Thailand & Laos Feb 15-Mar 5

RATES per person Vietnam & Cambodia Vietnam | Cambodia & Thailand Vietnam | Cambodia | Thailand & Laos
Double Occupancy $6995 $7795 $8795
Single Occupancy* $10495 $11695 $13595
Economy Intra-Tour Flights $600 $900 $1320
Business Intra-Tour Flights $900 $1200** $1650***

All intra-tour airfares are subject to change until ticketed. These flights are not included in the Tour Rates and must be purchased with the tour.

Special Notes

*Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to me matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.

**No Business Class Available: Siem Reap | Bangkok) $1650

***No Business Class Available: Siem Reap | Bangkok; Bangkok | Luang Prabang | Bangkok)

Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.

Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised

Intra-Tour Airfare

Intra-tour flights are at an additional cost and are outlined above. Coda Tours will book these on your behalf.

  • February 20, 2018 Hanoi | Da Nang
  • February 23, 2018 Hue | Ho Chi Minh City
  • February 25, 2018 Ho Chi Minh City | Siem Reap
  • February 28, 2018 Siem Reap | Bangkok

Optional Post-Tour Extension to Laos

  • March 2, 2018 Bangkok | Luang Prabang
  • March 5, 2018 Laos | Bangkok
Inclusions
  • All accommodations, as stated in the itinerary and in the room category indicated
  • Service charges, room taxes, and baggage handling fees
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary; breakfast is included daily; one drink is included with each meal (choice of mineral water, beer, or soft drink)
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides
  • Bottled water and cold towels in vehicles during sightseeing
  • All land transfers as required by the itinerary; private transfers for arrival & departure if required; private, air-conditioned vehicles
  • NTA and Laos Government Tax
  • Coda Tour Manager on minimum participation
  • Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
Not included

International airfare and baggage fees to and from Vietnam and Cambodia (and Laos for the post-tour extension); Intra-Tour airfare (quoted separately); Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended); Visa and Passport fees; a visa is required for both Vietnam and Cambodia; more information on what is required and how to obtain visas will be provided in both the confirmation letter and Information Portfolio given to registrants of the tour, provided by Coda Tours; a visa is also required for Laos, the optional post-tour extension; Personal meals, drinks, telephone, gifts, and expenses not outlined in the itinerary; Any optional sightseeing excursions or additional visits not outlined in itinerary; Gratuity for local guides, drivers and Coda Tour Manager

Airfare

Cathay Pacific, United Airlines, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, and China Airlines are among airlines that can be used to book airfare for this tour. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel.

A single-entry visa is required to enter Vietnam and Cambodia (and Laos for the post-tour extension) for American and Canadian passport holders. For current costs and to download forms, we recommend using Visa Central. To speak directly to Visa Central, call 877-535-0688. Please note that visas cannot be processed more than 90 days prior to departure and processing may take several weeks to complete. A Cambodian visa can also be purchased online at https://www.evisa.gov.kh.

Visas may be obtained upon arrival at the airport in Hanoi, Vietnam and Siem Reap, Cambodia. To arrange for this, Coda Tours must submit all personal data in advance to the authorities. Please inform us at the time of booking if you wish to obtain your visa upon arrival.

Health

No immunizations are required for travel on this tour. However, the Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers make sure they are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Zika virus is a risk on this tour. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip.

Minimums

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation of 10. For fewer than 10 participants, rates may be revised.

Pre-Departure Information

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.

Optional Extension to Laos – Luang Prabang 4 Days/3 Nights


Day 16

FRI MAR 2, 2018 • Bangkok | Luang Prabang, Laos

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang, Laos. Hôtel Sofitel Luang Prabang is surrounded by thickly forested mountains and situated at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong Rivers. Luang Prabang has a tranquil, old world charm rarely found in Asia today. The legacy of the European presence here – well preserved French architecture and careful street planning – has blended delightfully with more than 30 gilded Buddhist temples to create a town rich in atmosphere and history.

Hotel: Sofitel Luang Prabang ★★★★
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17

SAT MAR 3 • Luang Prabang Highlights Tour

14There is an opportunity to start the day early with one of the most memorable sights of Luang Prabang –Tak Bat. At dawn hundreds of saffron robed monks move silently through the streets to collect alms. Your guide will explain this ritual which is still very much a part of everyday life in Laos. Take a stroll with your local guide through the colorful, open-air fresh market. Taste an authentic Lao Coffee at Pasaneyom Coffee Shop. It’s early but well worth the wake up call!

After breakfast, visit Luang Prabang’s National Museum, formerly the Royal Palace. Explore the Buddhist Temple of Wat Xieng Thong – often said to be Luang Prabang’s most beautiful. Visit Vat Siphouthabat, a monk school, where you will have the opportunity to meet young monks learning about Buddhism and Laos.

If time and energy permit, climb the 350 steps of Phou Sii Hill, centered in this small city, to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction.

Hotel: Sofitel Luang Prabang ★★★★
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18

SUN MAR 4 • Elephant Camp | Mekong River Cruise

15This morning includes a scenic one hour elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat) at Elephant Camp, located in the countryside near the Mekong River. Afterwards, visit Ban Thin Hong Traditional Handicraft Village to experience a special, traditional Laotian Baci ceremony to welcome, bring good luck and ward off bad spirits. Baci plays an important role in the life of the local people.

Later, begin a relaxing riverboat trip on the mighty Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Buddha Caves. These caves have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that have been placed here by local people since the 16th century. Enjoy lunch with a cold Lao beer or chilled white wine as the cruise makes its way to Luang Prabang.

Hotel: Sofitel Luang Prabang ★★★★
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19

MON MAR 5 • Bangkok | USA

After breakfast, explore the area before transfering to the airport for a flight to Bangkok. Stay in Bangkok or connect with an international flight back to the USA.

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Hotel

Enjoy a privileged stay in a century-old colonial mansion enclosing lush botanical gardens. Built in the 1900s as the governor’s residence, with its fortified walls and watchtowers, was transformed into a luxury all-suite hotel.

The hotel reflects the shared identity and timeless appeal of its destination. Lao tradition, and French elegance and hospitality are woven together in style.

Each clay-roofed suite offers towering ceilings and elegantly crafted furnishings. Contemplate misty Lao skies from a private garden, oversized outdoor bathtub or private pool, or soak up the sun around a glistening pool in the main garden.

Rates

4 Days/3 Nights with Luang Prabang Tours

Rates Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Per Person TBA TBA
Flights TBA

Your tour includes:
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary with breakfast daily
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (food only)
  • Transfers and included sightseeing as specified on a private basis
  • Service of English speaking local guide for included sightseeing and transfers
  • Entrance fees to all included sites visited
  • Service charge, room tax and baggage handling
  • NTA and Laos Government Tax
  • Bottled water provided on transport during transfers
  • First drink is included at meals (Lunch or Dinner)
Your tour does not include:
  • Meals and other services than those mentioned in above inclusion
  • Any optional sightseeing excursions or additional visits not outlined in itinerary
  • Laotian visa fee (Laos visa on arrival presently US$ 35 for USA passport holders, plus 2 passport-sized color photos. Often an extra US$ 1 or so will be charged on weekends or holidays as an overtime fee).
  • International arrival flight to/from Laos and airport departure tax
  • Excess Baggage fees or charges levied by Airlines
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenditures (e.g. telephone, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips/Gratuities to guides/drivers

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