Begin in bustling Bangkok, where you will have the chance to explore the city independently, plus embark on a city tour that will introduce you to the “City of Angels”.
Visit the Chai Wattanaram Temple in Ayutthaya and tour Sukhothai’s large Historical Park to marvel at the ancient Buddha figures, palaces, historic monuments and ruined temples. Venture to the market town of Mae Sai, the northern-most point of Thailand, before embarking on a short cruise along the banks of the Mekong to the small island of Don Sao in Laos, visit the House of Opium at Golden Triangle Park and savor a locally prepared lunch in a farming village.
Travel to the cultural heart of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai. Here, visit the handicraft street of Sankampang, explore the interesting temples of Wat Suan Dok and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Northern Thailand’s most sacred temple) and experience an authentic dinner in a local Chiang Mai family home.
Fly to Laos and arrive in Luang Prabang. Participate in a Baci, a ceremony that predates the arrival of Buddhism, and have many good fortunes wished upon you. Take part in an ancient Alms-giving Ceremony and embark on a boat trip to the Pak Ou Caves, cavernous altars from which hundreds of Buddha images overlook the river.
Travel to Siem Reap and visit the fortified city of Angkor Thom, where you will see the Elephants Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to the mysterious Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm, where most of the jungle has not been cleared from the monuments. Plus, discover Angkor Wat, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Experience a ride on ox-cart, enjoy a boat excursion on the Tonle Sap Lake, and visit the National Museum.
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh and enjoy time at leisure, plus a city tour including Ben Thanh Market. Fly to Da Nang and travel to the picturesque ancient town of Hoi An, where you will see the gorgeous Phuoc Kien Pagoda, the 400 year old bright-red Japanese Covered Bridge and the Ancient House. With a full day at leisure, perhaps explore the Old City or stop at one of the city’s many museums.
Journey along the coast, with spectacular views of the bowl-shaped Da Nang Bay, and arrive in Hue, a city of extraordinary beauty. Enjoy a tour of the former Imperial capital, modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, and home to a wealth of palaces and temples, as well as libraries and museums. With time at leisure, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste some of Hue’s famed Imperial cuisine.
Fly to Hanoi and travel through the lush countryside to Halong Bay, considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet. Here, enjoy an excursion by traditional wooden boat and visit one of the many caves and grottos, filled with small waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites.
From Hanoi, enjoy a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for the 50 ethnic groups in Vietnam, then attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show. Finally, spend a full day exploring the rich culture of Hanoi independently.
All intra-flights: Chiang Mai-Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang-Siem Reap, Siem Reap-Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh-Da Nang & Hue-Hanoi
25 nights First Class accommodations
3 nights in Bangkok
1 night in Ayutthaya
1 night in Sukhothai
2 nights in Chiang Rai
3 nights in Chiang Mai
2 nights in Luang Prabang
3 nights in Siem Reap
2 nights in Ho Chi Minh
2 nights in Hoi An
2 nights in Hue
1 night in Halong Bay
3 nights in Hanoi
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
41 meals: 25 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
Services of local guides in Luang Prabang & Siem Reap
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long, Bangkok
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, was used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty, Ayutthaya
Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of the most impressive remaining monuments, Ayutthaya
Historical Sukhothai, capital of the first Kingdom of Siam, Sukhothai
Visit the House of Opium & Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai
Authentic Thai Dinner at Chiang Mai Private Home
Special Baci Ceremony practiced for hundred years & Night Market, Luang Prabang
Scenic Mekong River Cruise & Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang
Stand in awe at the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat Temple Complex, Siem Reap
Enjoy an ox-cart ride & visit the National Museum, Siem Reap
Visit the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the magnificent Saigon Opera house, Ho Chi Minh City
Old City of Hoi An one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia in the 15th century
Imperial City & 19th century Citadel , Hue
View the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea during the Halong Bay Excursion
Museum of Ethnology & Water Puppet Show, Hanoi
DAY 1, Monday – Depart for Thailand
Depart for Thailand
DAY 2, Tuesday – Arrive in Bangkok
Arrive in exotic Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone Overnight: Bangkok
DAY 3, Wednesday – Bangkok City Tour
This morning enjoy a city and temple tour of Bangkok, a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. Drive through Chinatown and then on to the colorful Indian Market. Visit serene Wat Po, the oldest and largest temple in the city, with the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive to Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King’s Palace. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a Welcome Drink and briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting journey that lies ahead. Tonight, dinner at a local restaurant Overnight: Bangkok Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4, Thursday – Full Day in Bangkok
Full day at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own. Or, don’t miss the optional morning tour of Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbol and ceremonial heart of the kingdom – together they form the most impressive sights in Bangkok. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. In the evening, attend the optional buffet dinner and stunning performance of the “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam”. Boasting over 150 performers, this lavish production delves into Siam’s history and culture Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (AM) Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM) Overnight: Bangkok Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5, Friday – Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour
Depart Bangkok to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies in the center of the city. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries, and towers; one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Visit Bang Pa-In Palace, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake. Originally built by King Prasat Tong in 1632, Bang Pa-In served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Tong to honor his mother, conceived as a replica of the Angkor Temple; this is a serene place where one can reflect and enjoy the tranquility. Rest of the day is at leisure Overnight: Ayutthaya Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6, Saturday – Travel to Sukhothai, Sukhothai Historical Park
Start your morning with a visit to a local school on the way to Sukhothai, the birthplace of the Thai nation, founded in the 13th century by King Ramkhamhaeng. The country’s first capital was established here in 1238 and lasted over two centuries. Sukhothai is world famous for its over 100 historical sites and treasures, including some of the most beautiful Thai art and architecture in the country, created during the city’s “golden era”, between the 13th and 14th centuries. Visit the Old Town of Sukhothai with its impressive Historical Park, immaculately restored and set among leafy hills and peaceful lotus ponds, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this astonishing site, most of the remains of the original city can be seen. Marvel at the ancient Buddha figures, palaces, temples, and historical monuments and feel yourself drift back in time to a bygone era Overnight: Sukhothai Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7, Sunday – Travel to Chiang Rai
This morning, depart Sukhothai and drive to scenic Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand for overnight Overnight: Chiang Rai Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8, Monday – Mae Sai Border Town & Golden Triangle
Explore this city that remained completely isolated from the world until the 1920s. Travel to the border town of Mae Sai, at the tip of Thailand. At this border crossing, arrangements may be made to enter Myanmar*. Ascend to the hilltop viewpoint to see the famous “Golden Triangle” of Southeast Asia – the meeting point of the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. The locals call it “Sop Ruak”, as this is also where the Mekong meets the Ruak River. Savor a locally prepared lunch in a nearby farming village. Later, a short cruise then takes you along the banks of the Mekong to the small island of Don Sao in Laos; leisure time at the lively markets before returning to Thailand. Continue to the dramatic House of Opium at Golden Triangle Park, offering an informative exhibition on the history of opium which dates back almost 5,000 years before returning to Chiang Rai for overnight * Crossing into Myanmar (Burma) requires a visa which may be obtained locally at the border crossing, at your own expense. The opportunity to cross the border will depend on local conditions and cannot be guaranteed. If the border crossing is not possible, alternate arrangements will be made Overnight: Chiang Rai Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9, Tuesday – Travel to Chiang Mai
Morning at leisure when you have an opportunity to join the optional excursion to Mae Salong, still inhabited by hill people, namely the Akha, Long Neck and Salong tribes. Visit one of the tribes to see their unique way of life and learn more about their culture before driving to Chiang Mai, ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom. En route, stop at a local gem gallery before arriving in Chiang Mai, cultural heart of Northern Thailand, located in the rolling foothills of the Himalayas. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure Optional: Half Day Mae Salong Hill Tribe (AM) Overnight: Chiang Mai Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10, Wednesday – Full Day in Chiang Mai
Morning at leisure to explore Chiang Mai independently. Or, join the optional Elephant Kingdom Tour, where you’ll see elephants bathing in the running streams, attend a lecture on the Thai Elephant and learn how the mahout train and care for these majestic animals. In the afternoon, visit Sankampang Street, center of handicrafts, for on site demonstrations on how the silk, lacquer, silver, wood and bronze wares are made. At the end of the day, pamper yourself with an optional Thai massage Optional: Half Day Elephant Kingdom Tour with lunch (AM) Optional: Traditional Thai Massage Overnight: Chiang Mai Meals: Breakfast
DAY 11, Thursday – Chiang Mai City & Temples Tour, Dinner at Private Home
Morning tour of the most interesting temples in Chiang Mai. Begin at Wat Suan Dok, where the remains of the Chiang Mai Royal family are enshrined. Continue to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Northern Thailand’s most sacred temple, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha. Equally impressive is the mythological Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with 290 steps leading up to the temple grounds. Visit a local jade factory, followed by an afternoon at leisure to wander independently in Chiang Mai. Tonight, a unique experience. Join a local Chiang Mai family at an authentic Thai dinner in their home. Enjoy a tour of the home, conversation about life in Chiang Mai and savor the great flavors of home-cooked food Overnight: Chiang Mai Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 12, Friday – Flight to Luang Prabang & Baci Ceremony
Spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the mountainous region of northern Laos. According to legend, Buddha smiled when he rested here during his travels and prophesized that it would one day be the site of a rich and powerful capital city. Upon arrival, participate in a special Baci Ceremony, practiced for hundreds of years, with prayers to bestow good fortunes upon you! Enjoy the beautiful sights of this city; an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the Europeans. After dinner, spend time independently Overnight: Luang Prabang Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 13, Saturday – Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang seems totally untouched by the modern world. In the morning, take part in one of the most sacred ancient Lao traditions of an Alms giving ceremony to orange-robed monks. This daily ceremony is both peaceful and spiritual and gives you a wonderful opportunity to experience an ancient Lao tradition. Then, embark on a lovely boat trip to the Pak Ou Caves, unveiling hundreds of Buddha sculptures that have spanned many centuries. Continue to a local village that makes its own rice wine before lunch at a local restaurant. Continue your discovery of this city on the revered hillside of Phou Si where Buddhist shrines on wooded slopes command your attention, along with sweeping views of the Mekong River. Later, visit the Royal Palace Museum to learn about the monarchy that once ruled the country, and Wat Xieng Tong, the former royal temple Overnight: Luang Prabang Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 14, Sunday – Flight to Siem Reap, Cambodian Dinner & Apsara Show
Morning at leisure in Luang Prabang for last-minute sightseeing or shopping. Then, transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap which may connect through Bangkok. Arrive in Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor temples and transfer to your hotel. Later, walk through the city’s center with its variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and local merchants offering handmade silk goods and the famous Cambodian puppets. This evening, enjoy a typical Cambodian dinner and a traditional Apsara show Overnight: Siem Reap Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 15, Monday – Siem Reap
Today, you’ll understand why the architectural masterpieces of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, are designated as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”. This sprawling city, built by Khmer Kings was once home to more than one million people at the height of the empire. On the visit to the fortified city of Angkor Thom visit the Elephants Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King, all adorned with dramatic bas-reliefs. Continue to the mysterious Bayon Temple, a highlight of Angkor Thom, replete with beautifully preserved bas-reliefs and more than 172 giant smiling stone faces. On to the monuments of Ta Keo, Prasat Kravan, and Srah Srang before arriving at Ta Prohm, where the jungle was left untouched, as it appeared to European explorers. The highpoint of the day is the visit to stunning Angkor Wat, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. World-famous for its beauty and splendor, Angkor Wat has the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the entire outer gallery walls, narrating stories from Hindu mythology. Stay to experience the unforgettable sunset – a view that cannot be compared to anything you have ever seen! Overnight: Siem Reap Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 16, Tuesday – Siem Reap, Tonle Sap Lake Boat Excursion
Morning drive along the rolling verdant hills of the farm lands, stopping for a ride on an ox-cart, the vehicle still being used today by local farmers. Arrive at Tonle Sap Lake in the heart of Cambodia, with its rich and diverse ecosystem. Embark on a serene boat excursion – observe the local life unfolding and the floating fishing villages that dot the shoreline. Later, visit to the National Museum with its multimedia exhibits depicting the Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom. Return to Siem Reap for overnight Overnight: Siem Reap Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 17, Wednesday – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the largest city in Vietnam and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure Overnight: Ho Chi Minh Meals: Breakfast
DAY 18, Thursday – Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Enjoy the morning at leisure or, join the optional half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels. They were part of an underground tunnel network built by the Viet Cong to control a largely rural area near Saigon. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, shelters and other tunnels. In the afternoon, participate in a guided tour in Ho Chi Minh City, which includes the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City Hall, and the magnificent Saigon Opera House. From here, visit lively Ben Thanh Market – where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the center of the city. Early in the evening, join your Tour Manager and new group members for a Welcome Meeting. The remainder of the evening is at leisure. Be sure to check out the diversified dining scene in this culinary rich city Optional: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Overnight: Ho Chi Minh Meals: Breakfast
DAY 19, Friday – Flight to Da Nang, Hoi An City Tour
Depart Ho Chi Minh on your flight to Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s major ports, situated on the coast of the South China Sea. Travel south to the picturesque ancient town of Hoi An, where people still wear the “ao dais”, Vietnam’s traditional dress. The ancient town of Hoi An, a World Heritage Site, was the most important trading port in Southeast Asia in the 15th century. Its ancient past is superbly preserved in an enchanting collection of temples, pagodas, shop houses and magnificent private homes in the town’s Old Quarter. Walking tour of this artistic jewel, with its century’s old architecture includes the gorgeous Phuoc Kien Pagoda, the 400-year-old bright red Japanese covered bridge, and the Ancient House. Afterward, continue to dinner at a local restaurant Overnight: Hoi An Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 20, Saturday – Full Day in Hoi An
Spend a full day at leisure discovering all of the delights of Hoi An independently. Walk through the Old City, stopping at one of the city’s many museums, or see artisans using age-old techniques to fashion a variety of crafts. Of special interest are the colorful and elaborate paper lanterns created by lantern artisans for which Hoi An is well known. Or, join the optional boat trip on the Thu Bon River visiting the Organic Village, including lunch. The boat trip begins at a local pier in the Old Town. You’ll cruise down streams and past many fishing areas before arriving in Kim Bong village, home of traditional woodworking and boat-building. Return to the mainland and drive to the Tra Que Organic Village for lunch. Here, you’ll learn about the many vegetables and herbs organically grown to support the people of Hoi An. After a Vietnamese culinary lesson and tasting, return to Hoi An Optional: Boat Trip on the Thu Bon River & Organic Village with Lunch Overnight: Hoi An Meals: Breakfast
DAY 21, Sunday – Travel to Hue, Hue Imperial City Tour
This morning, travel to Da Nang, with stunning views of bowl-shaped Da Nang Bay. Drive by the Marble Mountains, an area well known for stone sculpture making and stone cutting crafts. Journey over the towering mountains to Hue, home to a wealth of palaces, temples, libraries and museums. Afternoon tour of this former Imperial capital, modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. Enter the Ngo Mon Gate, principal entrance to the Imperial Enclosure and the central passageway reserved for use by the emperor. Continue to the Thai Hoa Palace with its spacious hallways and ornamental roof, the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns, and the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City, once home to the royal family. Tonight, spend time at leisure to explore on your own or join the optional Cyclo Ride with Dinner at the Citadel. Enjoy a panoramic view of both the daily life and the architecture of Hue with a Trishaw (Cyclo) Tour. Later arrive at a family run restaurant within the Citadel and savor a multi-course dinner replica of the Royal Feast Optional: Cyclo Ride with Dinner at the Citadel Overnight: Hue Meals: Breakfast
DAY 22, Monday – Full Day in Hue
Day at leisure to explore Hue independently. Or, participate in the not-to-be-missed optional boat excursion on the gentle Perfume River, which explores the life along the banks of the ancient royal capital city. The river, with its shimmering blue color is dotted with a poetic landscape of boats, gardens, pagodas, towers and temples. The tour continues to the legendary Thien Mu Pagoda, on the north bank of the Perfume River, built in seven successive tiers. Then, a drive to the Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, final resting place of Vietnam’s longest reigning emperor and to Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. Here, a vegetarian lunch will be prepared by Buddhist nuns of the Dong Thien Pagoda. Return to Hue Optional: Perfume River Boat Trip and Lunch at Dong Thien Pagoda Overnight: Hue Meals: Breakfast
DAY 23, Tuesday – Flight to Hanoi, Sightseeing en route to Halong Bay
Depart Hue on the flight to sparkling Hanoi, cultural center of the country. Upon arrival, travel overland and through the lush Vietnamese countryside to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of Vietnam’s most celebrated attractions. As you approach, you’ll see thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea creating a truly magical scene. Arrive at your hotel in Halong Bay for overnight Overnight: Halong Bay Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 24, Wednesday – Cruise Halong Bay, Travel to Hanoi
Incredible views await you today! Halong Bay is considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, added to the list of UNESCO Heritage sites and declared recently as one of the “New Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. There are over 3000 islands in the emerald waters and over 1000 have their own names. Numbers of caves and grottos of all sizes and shapes are filled with small waterfalls, stalactites, and stalagmites. Sail on a traditional wooden boat on the tranquil bay with lunch served on board. Visit one of the caves. Afterward, drive to Hanoi, Vietnam’s vibrant capital and check into your hotel. This city’s history is tied to French colonialism – its architecture, cuisine and local culture still bear evidence of the French influence Overnight: Hanoi Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 25, Thursday – Hanoi City Tour & Evening Water Puppet Show
Today, visit the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for over 50 ethnic groups in Vietnam. In the evening, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water Overnight: Hanoi Meals: Breakfast
DAY 26, Friday – Full Day in Hanoi
Spend a full day at leisure discovering Hanoi on your own, or, take the optional tour to the stunning Thay Pagoda and So Village, including lunch, also known as the “Pagoda of the Master”. Nestled against the hillside in Sai Go Village, it shares its compound with the smaller Ca pagoda. Here, you’ll also see Thuy Dinh Stage, a water palace on Long Tri-Pond, where the ancient form of water puppetry is performed. Continue to So Village, a well-preserved ancient village. Walking tour around the village with its traditional layout and small alleyways between the houses. Stop at one of the communal houses to meet villagers who earn their living from making noodles. Tonight, your journey to Vietnam ends with many lasting memories. Farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager Optional: Thay Pagoda & So Village with lunch Overnight: Hanoi Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 27, Saturday – Depart Vietnam
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast
This superior first class hotel is located in Pratunam, a bustling shopping and commercial area. It is minutes from the Victory Monument.
Guest Rooms: Guestrooms are spacious and modern with a full range of amenities. The hotel also features a fitness center and rooftop pool. Non-smoking rooms available upon request.
Location: The hotel is situated in the commercial and shopping district of Pratunam with easy access to the express transit system. Shopping, restaurants, banks and offices are located nearby.
Restaurants: The hotel offers a variety of dining options including a lounge, Signature Bar, and restaurants offering an international buffet and fine Italian cuisine. Room service is available 24 hours.
Kantary Hotel, Ayutthaya
This superior first class hotel is located in the city of Ayutthaya, rich in culture and once the capital of Thailand.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are decorated in contemporary, Asian style. They are studios or apartments with a separate seating area or living room. They are equipped with amenities such as refrigerator, microwave, cable/satellite television, internet access, safe, hairdryer, etc. Guests can enjoy use of the hotel’s fitness center, pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Location: The city of Ayutthaya is a popular tourist destination because of its depth of history and culture as the former capital of Thailand. The region is also a bustling commercial center.
Restaurants: The hotel houses the California Steak Restaurant which, in addition to a fine selection of meat dishes, serves seafood, Thai and international specialties. There is a hotel coffee shop to serve guests.
Sukhothai Heritage Resort, Sukhothai
This superior first class hotel is located in the ancient capital of Sukhothai.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are styled in ancient Sukhothai decor with a genuine Thai touch. All rooms are equipped with a range of modern amenities for a relaxing stay.
Location: Situated in an ideal rural setting on the lower edge of the northern region, the hotel is set in a peaceful location amidst tranquil rice fields, serene garden and lotus ponds. Enjoy use of the hotel pool.
Restaurants: The hotel offers two restaurants serving a range of traditional as well as international dishes and an on-site bar situated by the calm lotus pond.
Dusit Island Resort, Chiang Rai
This deluxe hotel is located on an island in the Mae Kok River not far from Chiang Rai City Center.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are comfortable, cozy and spacious, offering views of the river or the hotel’s tropical gardens. Fully equipped with the comforts of home, amenities are modern and vast including satellite TV, coffee maker and a mini-bar.
Location: Although quiet and seemingly secluded within its own lush oasis, the hotel is only a mile from Chiang Rai and very close to Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pra Singh, two historic Buddhist Temples worth a visit.
Restaurants: The hotel offers quite the array of restaurants, bars, pubs, poolside and swim up bars and lounges. Hunger is not an option at this hotel serving Chinese, Western, International and Thai cuisine between its various dining options.
Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, Chiang Rai
This deluxe hotel is located on landscaped grounds along the Mae Kok River.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are spacious, have contemporary furnishings and style, and offer views of the garden or river. They are well equipped with modern amenities. Connecting rooms are available upon request.
Location: The hotel grounds are directly on the banks of the Mae Kok River. The King Meng Rai Monument is 1.2 miles, the night market is 1.9 miles, the Hill Tribe Museum is 6.2 miles from the hotel.
Restaurants: The hotel restaurants serve Asian, Italian and International cuisine. The fine food is accompanied by spectacular views of the river.
The poolside bar Chill is also available for light meals.
Le Meridien Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
This deluxe hotel, overlooking Doi Suthep Mountain, is located in the commercial district adjacent to the famous Night Bazaar.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are elegant and modern. They are equipped with high-definition LCD television and high speed internet access (surcharge). Connecting rooms and non-smoking rooms are available upon request.
Location: The hotel is situated in the midst of the commercial district not far from the international embassies. It is close to shopping and just minutes away from the rail station. The hotel is located 0.6 mile from the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, 6.2 miles from the Chiang Mai Zoo and Borsang Village and 9.3 miles from the Silk Village.
Restaurants: The hotel has two restaurants where Italian and international cuisine are served. There is a hotel bar and poolside snack bar.
Le Palais Juliana, Luang Prabang
This superior first class hotel is a short ride away from the Luang Prabang city center.
Guest Rooms: The rooms are decorated with elegant teak wood furnishings and a stylish regional decor. All rooms offer amenities for the modern day traveler, such as internet access, air conditioning, and an in-room safe. All guest rooms are non-smoking.
Location: The hotel is a short ten minute ride away from the city center of Luang Prabang, which includes such attractions as a night market, the Royal Palace Museum, and the Wat Xieng Thong temple.
Restaurants: Chaonang Restaurant serves both international dishes and Laotian fare. The restaurant offers a buffet and a la carte menu. Guests can enjoy a variety of beverages from the pool and lobby bars.
Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap
TThis superior first class hotel is situated in the city of Siem Reap.
Guest Rooms: The rooms feature views of either the city or the hotel’s pool, wooden floors and regional style decor. All rooms are equipped with a variety of amenities, including tea and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning and a private bathroom.
Location: The hotel is located in the city of Siem Reap. The Siem Reap Royal Residence is about a half mile away. The Angkor National Museum and the Angkor Night Market are within a mile. Angkor Wat is about a fifteen minute drive away.
Restaurants: Guests can enjoy Khmer, Asian, continental and Western fare in the Palm Restaurant. The Cozy Corner serves international fare, and the Pool Terrace is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and beverages are available at the Lobby Lounge.
Paragon Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh
This first class hotel is situated in the commercial and business district of Ho Chi Minh.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms at this hotel are comfortable, elegant and stylish. Modern amenities include a minibar, private bathroom and air conditioning.
Location: The hotel is close to various city sites and attractions. It is just a short walk from the Opera House and VinCom shopping center. The Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Saigon River and Diamond Plaza are all within a mile.
Restaurants: Fusion Restaurant features special dishes that combine Western and Asian cuisines and a variety of excellent wines. Refreshments are available at lobby lounge and special entertainment is provided on the weekend in the lounge.
Mercure Hoi An Royal, Hoi An
This first class hotel is located in the city of Hoi An.
Guest Rooms: Comfortable rooms are fitted in contemporary Vietnamese furnishings with an array of standard amenities for a relaxing stay. Many rooms have splendid views of the Hoi An town. All rooms are non-smoking.
Location: The hotel is located in the city of Hoi An. The Hoi An Market and Hoi An Ancient Town are about a mile away. Cam Nam Island, the Japanese Bridge and Cuai Dai Beach are within two miles of the hotel.
Restaurants: The hotel offers one on-site restaurant and one bar. Royal Restaurant serves a breakfast buffet and Vietnamese and international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Cocktails and snacks are served in the Lobby Bar.
Huong Giang, Hue
This first class hotel is centrally located in the heart of Hue, along the banks of the Perfume River.
Guest Rooms: Rooms are well maintained and feature a decor scheme that combines tradition with modernity. All rooms offer various modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Disabled facilities are available upon request.
Location: The hotel is located on the main street, alongside the banks of the Perfume River. The beach as well as Truong Tien Bridge and the Imperial City are not far from the hotel’s ideal location.
Restaurants: The hotel has several on-site restaurants specializing in Western and Asian cuisines. The Royal restaurant regularly serves the famous “Imperial Feast” with a full ceremony. The hotel has three bars.
Royal Lotus Hotel Halong, Halong Bay
This first class hotel looks out over the picturesque bay and is within walking distance to Halong pier.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are decorated in elegant regional style with contemporary furnishings. Bold red accents punctuate the light linens, neutral colored walls and dark wood floors. Each room is well equipped with amenities and modern conveniences. Guests can enjoy use of the hotel’s full service spa, fitness center and on-site shopping.
Location: The hotel overlooks the bay in the area’s entertainment district and is within walking distance of the business area. It is connected to the convention center and shopping. It is approximately a 5 minute walk to Halong pier.
Restaurants: The hotel has a Vietnamese and International restaurant which in addition to gourmet dining offers a stunning view of the bay and a fine wine list. There is a Japanese restaurant with sushi, Teppanyaki and many regional selections. Guests can relax in the lobby lounge or enjoy a beverage at the hotel’s roof top bar.
Chalcedony Hotel, Hanoi
This first class hotel is situated in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are fitted with regional style decorations, modern beech wood furnishings and woolen carpets. All rooms are well equipped with modern amenities for a relaxing stay.
Location: Overlooking the West Lake, Old Long Bien bridge and Red River, this hotel is close to both shopping areas and historical sites. Hang Than Street, Van Xuan Park and Dong Xuan central market can be found nearby.
Restaurants: The hotel is home to the Rooftop Restaurant with gorgeous views and delicious Vietnamese and Western cuisine. Room service is available during limited hours and a bar is available on-site as well.