12-NIGHT THAILAND AND VIETNAM
APRIL 11 - APRIL 22, 2020
Join a small group of adventurous travelers on a trip that explores two major Southeast Asian hubs - Bangkok and Hanoi. Experience the exhilaration of the heart of Thailand, Bangkok, taking in its famous nightlife and exploring every nook and cranny of the country’s flavorful cuisine. Celebrate Songkran with Thais and tourists alike and embrace the excitement of Thailand’s traditional New Year. Recover in Hua Hin, where you’ll have the opportunity to relax within the confines of a boutique luxury resort. Hop over to Hanoi and witness a sublime blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and French influences. Take in the majesty of Ha Long Bay as you take a boutique cruise through its emerald water. This trip is as much a time to bond with new and old friends as it is an independent exploration; you will have plenty of free time interspersed with group adventures.
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Your Cruises & Beyond Host
Your Thailand and Vietnam journey will be hosted by Chris Barber of Cruises & Beyond, a young traveler as curious as you are about different areas and cultures of the world. Enjoy your time with good company and build friendships that will rival the excellence of service you will receive on this trip of a lifetime.
Your thailand package includes
Private transfers from airports to hotels.
Accommodation in 4-star hotels in Bangkok, Hua Hin and Hanoi.
Ha Long Bay Cruise with Bhaya Cruises (3 days and 2 nights).
Welcome cocktail hour.
Full-day tours with English speaking guides.
Meals according to itinerary.
Daily Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Domestic flight ticket as mentioned in the itinerary.
Flight from Bangkok to Hanoi
Domestic airport taxes.
Tips and gratuities for tour guides and drivers.
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO
Bangkok is the heart of Thailand, an intoxicating city where modern mega-malls filled with fashion-fixated locals exist mere minutes from tranquil, gold-spired temples and chaotic wet markets. Food—whether it's noodles from the famous street-food stalls or haute cuisine at a luxury restaurant—is a highlight for many visitors, fueling them for shopping sprees or forays into the pulsing nightlife. It may be hot, polluted, and sometimes frustrating, but the Thai capital is never boring. (AFAR Cities)
Welcome to the most exciting time of year to be in Thailand. Songkran is the Thai new year, better known worldwide as the water festival. It’s a time when the Thai people return home to spend time with their families and pay respects to Buddha. It’s also a time where people, both Thai and tourist, attend outdoor celebrations where water is the main attraction. Expect to be drenched as we join in on the fun of the world’s largest and friendliest water fight.
During one of our days in Bangkok, we will take a full day tour of Ayutthaya, the ancient Siamese capital. Today, Ayutthaya hosts some of Thailands most important historical landmarks and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The magnitude and number of the ancient temple ruins speaks of the former greatness of the city. You will also visit some of the most interesting temples and nearby Bang-Pa-In. The Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace of King Rama V consists of buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Chinese and Thai architecture. We will then cruise back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River aboard a river cruiser. En route you can observe the scenic river life as you enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch.
Accommodations in Bangkok
Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit (April 11 - April 14)
Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is situated in the heart of Bangkok on Sukhumvit 20 Road. It is a 235-key property with five room categories. All room and suites are featured with mini-bars, personal electronic safety box, 46-inch smart TV, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout and LAN cable in room.
Hua Hin, Thailand
After a few nights in Bangkok, we will head south and spend a couple of days in Hua Hin, Thailand’s original beach resort. A town with aristocratic roots beginning in the early 20th century, it has now become an almost modern cosmopolitan location, uniquely blending beach and city life. We will enjoy two relaxing days here as we recover from the excitement of Bangkok.
Accommodations in Hua Hin
Loligo Resort Hua Hin ( April 15 - April 17)
“15 years ago our company started Let’s Sea Hua Hin’s Beach Restaurant as a chic beachside bistro, a wonderfully relaxed hangout with an exceptional menu, an impressive wine catalogue and a refreshingly informal vibe. Our restaurant still sits at the beachfront, still welcomes diners from its earliest days, but now comes with stunning Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort attached, to welcome visitors from far further afield.
As our footprint has expanded to Loligo Resort Hua Hin +A Fresh Twist by Let’s Sea in a different style and category of hotel, we’ve never lost our focus on the ambiance we create for our guests. We never stop striving to deliver the perfect blend of thoughtful design, facilities, and exceptional service and, we’re still completely committed to delivering the wonderful memories we and our guests always dreamed of.”
As anyone who has fallen for its evocation of Indochinese charm or witnessed recent introductions such as top-end restaurants, designer boutiques, and even Bentleys will know, the Hanoi of today is not short on class. Nevertheless, this grand old dame of the Orient, which celebrated its millennium in 2010, is as thrilling as it is beguiling, its buzzing streets alive with colorful sights, pungent smells, and often deafening sounds. A fascinating blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and French influences, Hanoi is changing quickly but maintains a strong identity. Timeless tableaus of Old Asia are easy to spot, although those looking to buy a period piece will leave disappointed. From grandfathers with wispy beards playing chess to youngsters sipping wine at art openings, Hanoi is a stew of many flavors that emerges tasting singularly Vietnamese. (AFAR Cities)
Your Accommodations in Hanoi
Silk Path Luxury Hanoi Hotel (April 18 - April 19)
Nestled in the heart of Hanoi, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi affords discerning travelers an unrivaled value to explore all the attractions and culture that the city has to offer. The distinctly eclectic decor marries beautifully with all the modern facilities, creating a truly indulgent experience.
Ha Long Bay Cruise
"Bhaya Classic & Premium is the boutique cruise line designed with a traditional look that offers authentic cruise experiences which combine the bay’s magnificent scenery with a taste of Vietnam’s rich traditional culture, whilst guaranteeing to bring superior comfort to every passenger at a very affordable price. Get ready for an exotic Halong Bay experience onboard Bhaya Cruise!
Onboard the Bhaya Classic (April 19 - April 21)
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terms and conditions
Fares are per person based on double occupancy.
Non-Refundable deposit of $200.00 is due December 15, 2019.
Final payment due on January 15, 2019
A U.S. Passport, valid at least six months beyond your last travel date is required. Non-U.S. citizens may have additional requirements. It is the traveler's responsibility to have the proper travel documentation.
Your Inclusive Full Fare: $1,815
Non-Refundable Deposit (Due Dec. 15, 2019): $200
Final Payment (Due January 15, 2019): $1,615
December 16, 2019 $200.00 per person
January 16, 2019 50% of full fare
February 15, 2019 100% of full fare
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