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A Trip to Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand – June 26-July 14, 2016

Updated July 19, 2016. 

This was my first trip to this area and it  fun, educational, fattening, hot and humid. Made new friends.  Pictures are being posted now. Will take several days to get them all up. other pictures and videos are on  my personal Facebook page. Details will be added over the next week. 


Hanoi – 2 days Vietnam
Ha Long – 1 day Vietnam
Hue – 1 day Vietnam
Hoi An – 3 days Vietnam
Ho Chi Min City – 3 days Vietnam
Phenom Penh – 2 days  Cambodia
Siem Reap – 2 days  Cambodia
Bangkok – 1 day  Thailand


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Depart Cathay Pacific Flight 899 from Newark Liberty Airport at 1:45 am

Monday, June 27, 2016
Arrive Hong Kong at 5:30 am. Mon. June 27.  (15 hours, 45 min)

Depart Hong Kong on Dragonair 297 at 8:30 am
Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam at 9:35 am Mon. June 27. (2 hours, 5 min)  Hanoi is 11 hours ahead of EST.

Church Boutique Hotel  [note: hotels subject to change throughout trip]
49 Lan Ong Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Phone: (84-4) 3923 1199
Fax: (84-4) 3923 1169
Email: info1@churchhotel.com.vn

Day – 1 – Hanoi –  Tuesday, June 28, 2016  [2 days in Hanoi]

Arrival in Hanoi of rest ouf tour group

Day 2 – Hanoi/Ha Long – Wednesday, June 29, 2016 [1 day in Ha Long]

Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.

* Accommodation : Halong Bay Boat



Day 3 – Ha Long/Huế – Thursday, June 30, 2016 

Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.

* Accommodation : Overnight train to Hue 

Day 4 – Huế – Friday, July 1, 2016  [1 day in Hue]

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda. Optional countryside motorbike tour.

* Accommodation:   Asia Hotel
17 Pham Ngu Lao St. – Hue City
Thua Thien Hue – Viet Nam
Tel.: 84.54.3830283


Day 5 – Huế/Hoi An – Saturday, July 2, 2016  [3 days in Hoi An]

Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An's many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.
* Accommodation:
Vinh Hung 2 Resort
121 Ba Trieu St.,, Hoi An, Vietnam
(84-510) 3863 717


Day 6 – Hoi An – Sunday, July 3, 2016

Spend two full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.


Day 7 – Hoi An – Monday, July 4, 2016

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.

Day 8 – Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City – Tuesday, July 5, 2016  [3 days in Ho Chi Min City]

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.

 * Accommodation:
Hong Hac Boutique Hotel
 6 Truong Dinh Street, Ward 6, District 3, 
Ho Chi Minh City 70000 
011 84 8 3930 2846

Day 9 – Ho Chi Minh City- Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Guided tour of Cu Chi Tunnels in the morning, free time in the afternoon.


Day 10 – Ho Chi Minh City – Thursday, July 7, 2016

Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages, islands, and markets of the Mekong Delta, and visit traditional candy factories.


Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh – Friday, July 8, 2016 – Travel to CAMBODIA [2 days in Phnom Penh]

Travel day with border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization.

* Accommodation:
Diamond Hotel
 172-184 Monivong Blvd, Sangkat Phsar Thmey II, Khan Daun Penh, 
Phnom Penh 12209, Cambodia 
+855 23 217 221-2

Day 12 – Phnom Penh – Saturday, July 9, 2016

Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum or the Central Market.


Day 13 – Phnom Penh/Siem Reap – Sunday, July 10, 2016  [2 days in Siem Reap]

Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat.
Nagara Angkor Boutique Hotel
Sok San Road, Steung Thmei Village, Siem Reap Central Area,
Siem Reap, Cambodia

+855 63 766 082


Day 14 – Siem Reap – Monday, July 11, 2016

Enjoy a guided tour of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonlé Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food either at the G Adventures-supported New Hope project or in a local home in a village outside the city.


Day 15 – Siem Reap –  Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spend another day in Siem Reap, exploring more temples of Angkor or going further afield.


Day 16 – Siem Reap/Bangkok –  Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – Travel to THAILAND [1 day in Bangkok]

Cross the border into Thailand and continue on to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

* Accommodation:
Centra Central Station Hotel, Bangkok
Address: 23/34-35 Traimit Road, Taladnoy, Bangkok 10100
Phone: 02 344 1699


Day 17 – Bangkok – Thursday, July 14, 2016

Depart Cathay Pacific Flight CX750 from Bangkok Airport at 11:05 am
Arrive Hong Kong at 3:00 pm. (2 hours, 55 min)

Depart Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Flight CX890 at 5:45 pm
Arrive Newark Liberty Airport at 9:40 pm ((15 hours, 55 min) on Thursday, July 14, 2016.