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15 Day Bangkok, Vietnam & Cambodia Super Value

  Tour Code: 7AS15BV
ESCORTED IN VIETNAM ,
LOCALLY GUIDED IN THAILAND & CAMBODIA
Visits:
Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Danang, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Angkor Wat (Siem Reap)

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1 • Depart San Francisco for Bangkok
Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.

THAILAND

Day 2 • Arrive Bangkok

Upon arrival, you are met and escorted to the hotel.
Shangri-La Hotel

Day 3 • Bangkok

Morning sightseeing highlight is a visit to the lavishly decorated Royal Grand Palace, official home of the Thai royal family. Wat Phra Kaeo, in contrast, awes guests with the sight and aura of the priceless Emerald Buddha. The rest of the day is free. Enjoy a classical Thai dance performance with your sumptuous dinner this evening.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner Show

Day 4 • Bangkok/Ayutthaya/Bangkok

Full day tour takes you to Thailand's ancient capital, Ayutthaya. Depart from the hotel by coach to Ayutthaya, visiting the ancient city and temple ruins. Continue on to visit Bang Pa In, the summer palace, before boarding a relaxing cruise down the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok. Lunch is served during the cruise.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

VIETNAM

Day 5 • Bangkok/Hanoi, Vietnam

After a morning flight arrive in Hanoi. Our full day of sightseeing includes a visit to Ho Chi Minh's House, built on stilts in a traditional Vietnamese style. Continue on to visit One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature, dedicated to Confucius; and the former ¡°Hanoi Hilton¡± prison, so named by American POWs during the war. After lunch, explore the fascinating maze of back streets on a pedicab ride through the Old Quarter. After dinner at a local restaurant, enjoy an entertaining performance at the Water Puppet Theater, an art form that originated in northern Vietnam over 1000 years ago.
Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 • Hanoi/Halong Bay

This morning visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before departing Hanoi by motor coach to Halong Bay, known as the ¡°Bay of the Descending Dragon.¡± Tonight enjoy dinner at Tau Hong Ngoc Restaurant in Halong.
Heritage Halong Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 • Halong Bay/Hanoi

In a traditional Chinese junk, cruise on magnificent Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site. With the bay's 3,000 islets as a backdrop, enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh seafood on board. This afternoon, explore the fantastic caves of Hang Dau Go, Bo Nau and Thien Cung. Return to Hanoi by motor coach later today. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
Hilton Hanoi Opera
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 • Hanoi/Danang

Fly to Danang. Visit the Cham Museum, which houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Later, an excursion features the Marble Mountains, consisting of five hillocks, each made entirely of marble; China Beach; and the former trading port of Hoi An, south of Danang. A walking tour of Hoi An includes such sights as Quan Cong temple, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Trading Ceramics Museum, and centuries-old pagodas. Return to Danang, where dinner is at a local restaurant.
Furama Resort Danang Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 • Danang/Hue

This morning, drive to Hue, the old imperial capital. Cross over Hai Van Pass with its spectacular views. From Hue, cruise on the fabled Perfume River. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, known for its magnificent architecture. Back in Hue, visit the Imperial City in the Citadel. Within its walls are palaces and temples such as Thai Hoa Palace, Halls of the Mandarins, and Forbidden Purple City.
Hotel Saigon-Morin Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 • Hue/Ho Chi Minh City

Take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon and Vietnam's largest city. Tour includes Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, the War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market. To the west of the city is the Chinese sector called Cholon, which means ¡°Big Market.¡± Visit Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda. This evening, enjoy dinner at a French restaurant, Le Camargue, housed in a stunning restored villa.
New World Hotel Saigon
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 • Ho Chi Minh City (Cu Chi excursion)

Today we will visit Cu Chi, which was an important base during the war because of its strategic location. The incredible Cu Chi Tunnels, a hidden, 200km long network of tunnels used for storage, shelter, command posts, and hospitals were completely dug by hand tools over a 25-year period, to defend against both French and American troops. Continue on to the town of Tay Ninh, headquarters of one of Vietnam's most interesting religions, Caodism, an eclectic fusion of Eastern and Western religious philosophies. Visit the Caodai Great Temple, a rococo extravagance built between 1933 and 1955. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CAMBODIA

Day 12 • Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap (Angkor), Cambodia

This morning, fly to Siem Reap, gateway to Cambodia's most famous landmark, Angkor Wat. Capital of the Khmers from 802 to 1441 AD, Angkor's religious citadel is one of the largest temple complexes in the world, containing exquisite examples of Khmer and Hindu art. You will also visit the site of Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom, a fortified Royal City with its intriguing Bayon temple.
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 • Angkor

Today's sightseeing continues your exploration of Angkor's magnificent Hindu temples such as Banteay Srei and Ta Keo, both dedicated to Shiva, and Pre Rup, a pyramid-shaped 10th century temple.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 • Angkor (Siem Reap)/Bangkok, Thailand

Transfer to the airport at Siem Reap for your flight to Bangkok.
Shangri-La Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 15 • Depart Bangkok for San Francisco.


CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS:

BANGKOK: 4 Nights Shangri-La Hotel
Royal Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo's Emerald Buddha, Classical Thai Dance Performance
AYUTTHAYA: Day Tour
Bang Pa In, ruins at Ayutthaya , Luncheon Cruise on Chao Phraya River
HANOI: 2 Nights Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh House , One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) , ¡°Hanoi Hilton¡±
Prison , Old Quarter tour by pedicab , Water Puppet Show , Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
HALONG BAY: 1 Night Heritage Halong Hotel
Luncheon Cruise to Caves at Hang Dau Go, Bo Nau and Thien Cung
DANANG: 1 Night Furama Resort Danang
Cham Museum , Marble Mountain , China Beach , Excursion to Hoi An
HUE: 1 Nights Hotel Saigon-Morin
Cruise on Perfume River , Thien Mu Pagoda , Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang , Citadel's Imperial
City, including Thai Hoa Palace , Halls of the Mandarins , Forbidden Purple City
HO CHI MINH CITY (Saigon): 2 Nights Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
City tour including Notre Dame Cathedral , City Hall,War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Binh Tay Market , Thien Hau Pagoda , Day Tour to Cu Chi Tunnels , Tay Ninh , Caodai Great Temple
SIEM REAP: 2 Nights Le Meriden Angkor Hotel
Angkor Wat, including Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom's Bayon temple , Hindu temples


ALL INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
Round-trip transpacific air transportation
United Mileage Plus® members earn: frequent flyer credit with the purchase of each air/land tour package
All Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia air/land transportation
Escorted throughout Vietnam; locally guided in Bangkok and Cambodia
13 nights in deluxe and superior first class hotels
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
Sightseeing, cultural activities and performances as noted
$100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by PDTours
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

THURSDAY DEPARTURES; THURSDAY ARRIVALS ON UNITED AIRLINES:

Tour Cost (Per Person)†

Departure
Date

Return
Date

LAND ONLY

AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco

AIR & LAND
from
New York

Single
Supp.

2007:

Apr 12

Apr 26

$2,978

$3,718

$3,918

$1,050

Apr 26

May 10

$2,978

$3,718

$3,918

$1,050

May 3

May 17

$2,978

$3,718

$3,918

$1,050

May 17

May 31

$2,978

$3,718

$3,918

$1,050

Jun 7

Jun 21

$2,978

$3,778

$3,978

$1,050

Jun 21

Jul 5

$2,978

$3,778

$3,978

$1,050

Jul 12

Jul 26

$2,978

$3,938

$4,138

$1,050

Aug 9

Aug 23

$2,978

$3,938

$4,138

$1,050

Sep 6

Sep 20

$2,988

$3,788

$3,988

$1,070

Sep 20

Oct 4

$2,988

$3,788

$3,988

$1,070

Oct 4

Oct 18

$3,028

$3,828

$4,028

$1,110

Oct 18

Nov 1

$3,028

$3,828

$4,028

$1,110

Oct 25

Nov 8

$3,028

$3,828

$4,028

$1,110

Nov 1

Nov 15

$3,028

$3,768

$3,988

$1,110

Nov 29

Dec 13

$3,028

$3,788

$3,988

$1,110

Dec 13

Dec 27

$3,028

$3,988

$4,188

$1,110

2008:

Jan 10

Jan 24

$3,028

$3,788

$3,988

$1,110

Jan 24

Feb 7

$3,028

$3,788

$3,988

$1,110

Feb 14

Feb 28

$3,028

$3,768

$3,968

$1,110

Feb 21

Mar 6

$3,028

$3,768

$3,968

$1,110

Feb 28

Mar 13

$3,028

$3,768

$3,968

$1,110

Mar 6

Mar 20

$3,028

$3,768

$3,968

$1,110

Mar 13

Mar 27

$3,028

$3,768

$3,968

$1,110

Mar 20

Apr 3

$3,028

$3,768

$3,968

$1,110

Special Notes:
Other Gateways: For domestic Add-On airfares from interior U.S. cities to San Francisco, refer to Add-On Fare Chart below.
Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional and subject to change.
Land Only rate does not include transpacific air, or initial arrival and final departure transfers in Asia.
Tour fares are subject to change.


BUSINESS CLASS AIR UPGRADE AVAILABLE

UNITED AIRLINES ADD-ON AIRFARE CHART

ZONE 1: Not Applicable

Honolulu, HI

ZONE 2: No Additional Charges

Los Angeles, CA

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

 

ZONE 3: Add $40.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Eugene, OR

Las Vegas, NV

Phoenix, AZ

Sacramento, CA

Fresno, CA

Palm Springs, CA

Reno, NV

Spokane, WA

ZONE 4: Add $120.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Albuquerque, NM

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

Austin, TX

Denver, CO

Salt Lake City, UT

 

ZONE 5: Add $120.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Anchorage, AK

Kansas City, MO

Omaha, NE

 

Detroit, MI

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

  

ZONE 6: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Chicago, IL

Columbus, OH

Memphis, TN

St. Louis, MO

Cincinnati, OH

Green Bay, WI

Milwaukee, WI

 

Cleveland, OH

Indianapolis, IN

Nashville, TN

 

ZONE 7: Add $200.00 to San Francisco tour fare

New York, NY

Newark, NJ

  

ZONE 8: Add $220.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Baltimore, MD

Hartford, CT

Pittsburgh, PA

Syracuse, NY

Boston, MA

Manchester, NH

Richmond, VA

Washington, DC

Buffalo, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Rochester, NY

 

ZONE 9: Add $260.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Atlanta, GA

Greensboro, NC

Orlando, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Charlotte, NC

Jacksonville, FL

Raleigh-Durham, NC

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Miami, FL

Tampa, FL

 

If your city is not shown on the lists above, please call us for information.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
The above add-on fares are applicable only when using flights on United Airlines. Valid from April 1, 2007 ¨C March 31, 2008. Fares subject to change.

   


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