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  • CBT Holidays | China Tour | An Experience of China & Vietnam (2016)
    Living Room is a place to unwind and relax after a long day Check in at your hotel Day 8 Shanghai Meal B L After breakfast the day begins with a grand city tour of Shanghai the classical Ming Dynasty Yu Yuan Gardens with pavilions towers and terraces and Pudong the new economic district across from the Bund The tour continues after lunch with a stroll along the spacious promenade of the Bund and some window shopping along bustling Nanjing Road You can enjoy your shopping at the Longhua Market or Taobao Market Day 9 Shanghai Ho Chi Minh City Meal B Today is at leisure in Shanghai until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City formally called Saigon the economic and commercial centre of Vietnam you are met and transferred to hotel Overnight in HCMC Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City Meal B L D This morning we head to Cu Chi 70km north of Saigon which is famous for its 200 kilometre long tunnels and it was the base for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War Returning to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch followed by a city tour features the War Remnant Museum Cho Ben Thanh Markets Thien Hau Temple and a lacquer workshop Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City Da Nang Hoi An Meal B D Transfer to the airport for our flight to Da Nang Upon arrival we visit the Cham Sculpture Museum which boasts the finest collection of Cham sandstone sculptures in the world Continue to Hoi An the most charming town in Vietnam Here we will stay 3 nights in Hoi An Day 12 Hoi An Meal B L D Today your guide will show you the ancient town Hoi An is so called a living Museum City because of its well kept original historical buildings and ancient backstreets Visit one of the three city s oldest homes each built over 200 years ago and still occupied by descendants of the families that originally built them We then tour to the Chinese Assembly Hall followed by a one hour cruise along the river Later on we visit to the unique Japanese Bridge Dinner is served at a restaurant by the river Day 13 Hoi An Meal B Today is at leisure to explore more of Hoi An at your own pace possibly to do some shopping get some tailor made clothes or enjoy a rest on the beach or join one of our optional tours below A Optional Cooking Class with lunch The staff from the restaurant will show you around the market in the morning then take you to the restaurant and teach you how to cook simple and healthy Vietnamese food You will enjoy your cooking plus another two courses from the chef B Optional Half Day My Son Excursion with lunch This morning you are transferred to the Ruins of My Son to see Cham Holy See

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  • CBT Holidays | Vietnam Tour | Vietnam Explorer(2016)
    oldest homes each built over 200 years ago and still occupied by descendants of the families that originally built them We then tour to the Chinese Assembly Hall followed by a one hour cruise along the river Later on we visit to the unique Japanese Bridge Dinner is served at a restaurant by the river Day 5 Hoi An Meal B A Optional Red Bridge Cooking class With Lunch in Hoi An just for fun The staff from the restaurant will show you around the market in the morning then take you to the restaurant and teach you how to cook the simple and healthy Vietnamese food You will enjoy your cooking plus another two courses from the chef Please book before finalise the tour This is subject to final confirmation minimum 2 participants B Optional Half Day My Son Excursion with lunch This morning you are transferred to the Ruins of My Son to see Cham Holy See Return to Hoi An late in the afternoon Day 6 Hoi An Da Nang Hanoi Ha Long Bay Meal B D After breakfast transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Hanoi Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and then drive to Halong Bay 170km from Hanoi it takes approximately 3 4 hours You stopover at the ceramic and hand embroidery workshops en route Check in at hotel in Ha Long Bay Day 7 Ha Long Bay Cruise Meal B L D Morning city highlights tour in Ha Long Board your deluxe cruise Pelican Cruise for a beautiful cruise along Ha Long Bay a world heritage site recognised by UNESCO in 1994 You will also visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty Vietnam has to offer You could also do Kayaking local rowing boat attend morning Taichi class Cooking demonstration Squid Fishing movie show etc Overnight on the cruise Day 8 Ha Long Bay Hanoi Meal B L This morning continues our visit to some of the caves in Ha Long Bay After lunch which is served on board you are transferred to Hanoi Vietnam s capital city which boasts tree lined streets and centuries old temples You stay 2 nights in Hanoi Day 9 Hanoi Meal B L D This morning s sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights comprising of Ho Chi Minh s Former Residence the West Lake the Temple of Literature the Ethnology Museum Lake Hoan Kiem the old quarters and a downtown pedi cab ride for approximately one hour An evening show includes the famous Water Puppets 1st class seats Day 10 Hanoi Australia Meal B This morning is at leisure Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight bound for Australia via Ho Chi Minh City or Singapore depend on your prefer airlines Day 11 Australia Arrive into Australia this morning Tour Departure Schedules and Prices Tour Code Start HCMC Wednesday End Hanoi Friday Full package with international airfare departing from Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth

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  • CBT Holidays | Vietnam Tour | Vietnam Highlights(2016)
    Cong during the Vietnam War Returning to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch followed by a city tour featuring the War Remnant Museum Cho Ben Thanh Markets Thien Hau Temple and a lacquer workshop Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City Da Nang Hoi An Meal B D Transfer to the airport for our flight to Da Nang Upon arrival we visit the Cham Sculpture Museum which boasts the finest collection of Cham sandstone sculptures in the world Continue to Hoi An the most charming town in Vietnam Here we will stay 3 nights in Hoi An Day 6 Hoi An Meal B L D Today your guide will show you the ancient town Hoi An is so called a living Museum City because of its well kept original historical buildings and ancient backstreets Visit one of the three city s oldest homes each built over 200 years ago and still occupied by descendants of the families that originally built them We then tour to the Chinese Assembly Hall followed by a one hour cruise along the river Later on we visit to the unique Japanese Bridge Dinner is served at a local restaurant by the river Day 7 Hoi An Meal B Today is at leisure to explore more of Hoi An at your own pace possibly to do some shopping get some tailor made clothes or enjoy a rest on the beach or join one of our optional tours below A Optional Red Bridge Cooking class With Lunch The staff from the restaurant will show you around the market in the morning then take you to the restaurant and teach you how to cook simple and healthy Vietnamese food You will enjoy your cooking plus another two courses from the chef Please book before finalising the tour This is subject to final confirmation minimum 2 participants B Optional Half Day My Son Excursion with lunch This morning you are transferred to the Ruins of My Son to see Cham Holy See Return to Hoi An late in the afternoon Day 8 Hoi An Da Nang Hanoi Ha Long Bay Meal B D After breakfast transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Hanoi Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and then drive to Halong Bay 170km from Hanoi it takes approximately 3 4 hours You stopover at the ceramic and hand embroidery workshops en route Check in at hotel in Ha Long Bay Day 9 Ha Long Bay Cruise Meal B L D Morning city highlights tour in Ha Long Board your deluxe cruise Pelican Cruise for a beautiful cruise along Ha Long Bay a world heritage site recognised by UNESCO in 1994 You will also visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty Vietnam has to offer You could also do Kayaking local boat rowing attend morning Tai chi class Cooking demonstration Squid Fishing or a movie show Overnight is on the cruise Day 10 Ha Long Bay Hanoi Meal B

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  • CBT Holidays | Vietnam Tour | The Best of Vietnam & Cambodia(2016)
    also visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty Vietnam has to offer You could also do Kayaking local boat rowing attend a morning Tai chi class Cooking demonstration Squid Fishing or a movie show Overnight is on the cruise Day 8 Ha Long Bay Hanoi Meal B L This morning continues our visit to some of the caves in Ha Long Bay After lunch which is served on board you are transferred to Hanoi Vietnam s capital city which boasts tree lined streets and centuries old temples You stay 2 nights in Hanoi Day 9 Hanoi Meal B L D This morning s sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights comprising of Ho Chi Minh s Former Residence the West Lake the Temple of Literature the Ethnology Museum Lake Hoan Kiem the old quarters and a downtown pedi cab ride for approximately one hour An evening show includes the famous Water Puppets 1st class seats Day 10 Hanoi Siem Reap Meal B This morning is at leisure followed by a transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap the home of world famous temples of Angkor where was the seat of the Khmer Kingdom from 9th 15th centuries You are met and transferred to your hotel Overnight in Siem Reap Day 11 Siem Reap Meal B L D After breakfast you will start to visit Angkor Thom the last capital of the Khmer Empire was a fortified city enclosing residences of priest officials of the palace and military as well as buildings for administering the ancient kingdom Then take elephant ride to visit Bayon temple located at the centre of Angkor Thom City It is known for the 216 giant mysterious faces carve on the 54 towers each posing a differing mysterious smile keeping watch of each compass point On the walls of the galleries are many bas reliefs depicting scenes of everyday life great battles and military processions during Angkor period and Phimean Akas Elephant and Leper King Terraces Lunch is at a local restaurant This afternoon you will start your trip to explore the World Heritage Angkor Wat Temple and sunset view from Bakheng Hill Dinner with show served at the city restaurant Day 12 Siem Reap Angkor Wat Meal B L D After breakfast you will continue to visit famous temples Banteay Srei or the Citadel of Women It is said that the reliefs on this unique pink sandstone temple are so delicate that it could only has been carved by the hand of a woman Witness the relief carvings that are so well preserved it seems like it was made yesterday and Banteay Samre temple This afternoon you will continue your visit to Takeo and Ta Prohm Unlike most of the temples of Angkor Ta Prohm has been largely left to the clutches of the living jungle It shows the dynamic interaction between nature and man made art Continue to visit Banteay Kdei Sras Srang and Krovan Dinner served

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  • CBT Holidays | Vietnam Tour | Vietnam Panorama(2016)
    tours below A Optional Red Bridge Cooking class With Lunch The staff from the restaurant will show you around the market in the morning then take you to the restaurant and teach you how to cook simple and healthy Vietnamese food You will enjoy your cooking plus another two courses from the chef Please book before finalising the tour This is subject to final confirmation minimum 2 participants B Optional Half Day My Son Excursion with lunch This morning you are transferred to the Ruins of My Son to see Cham Holy See Return to Hoi An late in the afternoon Day 8 Hoi An Da Nang Hanoi Ha Long Bay Meal B D After breakfast transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Hanoi Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and then drive to Halong Bay 170km from Hanoi it takes approximately 3 4 hours You stopover at the ceramic and hand embroidery workshops en route Check in at hotel in Ha Long Bay Day 9 Ha Long Bay Cruise Meal B L D Morning city highlights tour in Ha Long Board your deluxe cruise Pelican Cruise for a beautiful cruise along Ha Long Bay a world heritage site recognised by UNESCO in 1994 You will also visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty Vietnam has to offer You could also do Kayaking local boat rowing attend morning Tai chi class Cooking demonstration Squid Fishing or a movie show Overnight is on the cruise Day 10 Ha Long Bay Hanoi Meal B L This morning continues our visit to some of the caves in Ha Long Bay After lunch which is served on board you are transferred to Hanoi Vietnam s capital city which boasts tree lined streets and centuries old temples You stay 2 nights in Hanoi Day 11 Hanoi Meal B L D This morning s sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights comprising of Ho Chi Minh s Former Residence the West Lake the Temple of Literature the Ethnology Museum Lake Hoan Kiem the old quarters and a downtown pedi cab ride for approximately one hour An evening show includes the famous Water Puppets 1st class seats Day 12 Hanoi Lao Cai Sapa Meal B D This morning is at leisure At midday you are picked up from your hotel and depart to Lao Cai You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road At approximately 6 30pm you arrive in Sapa and enjoy dinner with local Vietnamese dishes After dinner you will check in at your hotel Overnight in Sapa Hotel Day 13 Sapa Cat Cat Sin Chai Meal B L This morning we drive to Cat Cat village 5km from Sapa You will have the chance to walk through the H mong village and you will have the opportunity to see the villagers working on the paddy fields with their animals such as chickens water buffaloes and pot

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  • CBT Holidays | Vietnam Tour | Grand IndoChina Tour(2016)
    Later in the day you visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham This evening you climb up to the top of Phousi Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River Head down to the Night Market where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang Stay overnight in Luang Prabang Day 11 Luang Prabang magic Mekong and the holy Pak Ou caves Meal B L D After breakfast we enjoy a short guided tour seeing the city s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple wat We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysteries of Pak Ou Caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes Along the way we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where they make the distillation of local rice wine Upon our return we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek well known for its hand made paper Stay overnight in Luang Prabang Day 12 Luang Prabang Vientiane Meals B L If you wake up early you can participate in the daily morning ritual of saffron clad monks with their black Alms giving bowls being given offerings from the local people After breakfast we take a stroll through the Phousi Market where you see many local products such as dried buffalo skin local tea and saltpeter among the chickens vegetables and hill tribe weavings before heading to the airport for our short scenic flight to Vientiane Upon your arrival at Wattay Airport you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel for check in On the banks of the Mekong River Vientiane is the charming and fascinating capital of Laos This small town conjures up exotic images with the curious mix of Lao Thai Chinese Vietnamese French influences Exploring Vientiane s capital city we start to visit the major sights of the capital including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument which is well known as Vientiane s own Arc de Triumph and the COPE Visitor Centre before heading to Anouvong Park and Mekong Riverside to observe the sunset along the Mekong Stay overnight in Vientiane Day 13 Vientiane Pakse Bolaven Plareau Wat Phu 4 000 Island Don Kgone Meal B L D We will board our early morning flight to the capital city of southern Laos Pakse We then will drive toward Bolaven Plateau through many lush plantations hills forests and villages The deep contrast of lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil is incredible all along the way Along the way we visit the Atacular waterfall of Tad Fan and Phangeuang Falls and the nearby villages home of the Kato hill tribe group These ethnic minorities still retain their age old cultural traditions and are recognizably distinct from each other by their dress Upon leaving this landmark we drive back to Pakse and enjoy a leisurely trip to the former royal capital of Champasak our base for exploring the ruin of Wat Phu This impressive site is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9 th and 13 th century The festival of this site is held yearly during the full moon in February and attracts numerous pilgrims from all over southern Laos After an enjoyable visit to the ruin of Wat Phu we set off on our journey down to 4000 island our final destination Once we get to Nakasang pier we will take a long tail boat to Don Khone Stay at Sala Donkhone 3 or Sala Phae Day 14 4 000 Island Preah Vihea Meal B L D This morning you are transferred to the Cambodia and Loa border Upon arrival at Trapaing Kreal international border around 9 am you continue your journey to Preah Vihea 4hours We have lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed up the mountain to visit the famous Preah Vihea Temple This mountain cliff temple is most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six centuries long Khmer Empire The Temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases over an 800 metre long axis and is built with a clear view of the plains from where it stands Dedicated to Shiva this temple is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north south axis rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east Dinner at hotel and overnight in Saem at Preah Vihear Boutique Day 15 Preah Vihear Siem Reap Meal B L D After breakfast you are transferred to Siem Reap En route you visit Koh Ker This city has been abandoned for centuries to the forests of the north one of Cambodia s most remote and inaccessible temple complexes Lunch is at a local restaurant and then we continue our journey to visit Beng Mealea temple This ruin temple was built in middle of the 12th century with the style of Angkor Wat and dedicated to Hinduism Dinner is served at your hotel Overnight in Siem Reap Day 16 Siem Reap Meal B L D After breakfast you will start to visit Angkor Thom the last capital of the Khmer Empire was a fortified city enclosing residences of priest officials of the palace and military as well as buildings for administering

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  • CBT Holidays | Cambodia Tour | The Best of Laos & Cambodia Tour(2016)
    contrast of lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil is incredible all along the way Along the way we visit the Atacular waterfall of Tad Fan and Phangeuang Falls and the nearby villages home of the Kato hill tribe group These ethnic minorities still retain their age old cultural traditions and are recognizably distinct from each other by their dress Upon leaving this landmark we drive back to Pakse and enjoy a leisurely trip to the former royal capital of Champasak our base for exploring the ruin of Wat Phu This impressive site is well known as the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire between 9 th and 13 th century The festival of this site is held yearly during the full moon in February and attracts numerous pilgrims from all over southern Laos After an enjoyable visit to the ruin of Wat Phu we set off on our journey down to 4000 island our final destination Once we get to Nakasang pier we will take a long tail boat to Don Khone Stay at Sala Donkhone 3 or Sala Phae Day 6 4 000 Island Preah Vihea Meal B L D This morning you are transferred to the Cambodia and Loa border Upon arrival at Trapaing Kreal international border around 9 am you continue your journey to Preah Vihea 4hours We have lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed up the mountain to visit the famous Preah Vihea Temple This mountain cliff temple is most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six centuries long Khmer Empire The Temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases over an 800 metre long axis and is built with a clear view of the plains from where it stands Dedicated to Shiva this temple is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north south axis rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east Dinner at hotel and overnight in Saem at Preah Vihear Boutique Day 7 Preah Vihear Siem Reap Meal B L D After breakfast you are transferred to Siem Reap En route you visit Koh Ker This city has been abandoned for centuries to the forests of the north one of Cambodia s most remote and inaccessible temple complexes Lunch is at a local restaurant and then we continue our journey to visit Beng Mealea temple This ruin temple was built in middle of the 12th century with the style of Angkor Wat and dedicated to Hinduism Dinner is served at your hotel Overnight in Siem Reap Day 8 Siem Reap Meal B L D After breakfast you will start to visit Angkor Thom the last capital of the Khmer Empire was a fortified city enclosing residences of priest officials of the palace and military as well as buildings for administering the ancient kingdom Then take an elephant ride to visit the Bayon temple located at the centre of

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  • CBT Holidays | Myanmar Tour | Myanmar Discovery(2016)
    of celestial beings Back to Mandalay and visit traditional handicraft workshops such as marble carving gold leaves beating then visit Mahamuni Buddha Image one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Myanmar with one ton of gold gilded and many pieces of precious stones such as diamonds rubies pearls sapphires emeralds Kuthodaw Pagoda which houses 729 marble slabs sculptured the teaching of Buddha Shwenandaw Golden Palace Monastery which is the masterpiece of wood carving Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City Shan Plateau Come back to hotel to relax before dinner which is served at a local restaurant Overnight in Mandalay Day 5 Mandalay Bagan Meal B L D After breakfast we have an early morning transfer to the jetty for the river cruise to Bagan by ferry boat Relax and enjoy the marvelous landscapes during the cruise The boat may stop at some villages of Myinmu and Pakkoku respectively to get the local passengers up and down Arrive Bagan and transfer to your hotel Lunch is served on the boat dinner at your hotel Overnight in Bagan Day 6 Bagan Meal B L D After breakfast we visit a local market where we can understand the daily life of local people followed by the Shwezigon Pagoda the glory of Bagan which was built over 900 years ago the Htilominlo Temple the best pilaster carving the Nathtaukkyaung monastery made of teak wood at the bank of the river which as various antique Buddhist palm scriptures and Buddha Images the Ananda Temple the masterpiece of Bagan the Gubyaukgyi Temple the best mural paintings of 11th century the Manuha Temple huge Buddha Images in sitting and reclining positions the Dhamayangyi Temple the biggest and the finest brickworks temple in Bagan the Sulamani Temple the 12th century temple which is proud for its colorful wall paintings the lacquerware workshop the unique of Bagan Finally enjoy the sunset on top of the Mingalarzedi Pagoda the last one built in Bagan before the Mongolian invasion Lunch is at a local restaurant and dinner is at the Viewing Tower Overnight in Bagan Day 7 Bagan Mt Papa Pindaya Meal B L D After breakfast we drive to Mt Popa an extinct volcano which is known as the Home of the Spirits and observes the life of the rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets We may stop several places for photos and getting to know the countryside Climb up 777 steps to reach on top of Mt Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscape Come down and proceed to Pindaya Check into your at the hotel Lunch is at a local restaurant and Dinner is at your hotel Overnight in Pindaya Day 8 Pindaya Aung Bang Inle lake Meal B L D After breakfast we visit the Pindaya Caves which houses 8094 Buddha Images cast in lacquer wood stone alabaster followed by an umbrella workshop which is made of pulp Transfer

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