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Thank you anyone for any of your help --- This isn't booked yet waiting for feedback doing more research to see what tweaks i should make time hotels etc etc....

Open to anything!!!!! This is a once in a lifetime trip for me!! Willing to change agents etc..

Friday, November 14, 2014
Own International Flight Arrangements

Accommodation - Own Arrangements in Bangkok
You have made your own arrangements for your accommodation.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 -
Day at Leisure


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Grand Palace and Temple Tour (Half Day)

Half Day Private Tour

An English-speaking guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at a pre-determined time. This tour is a combination of two very popular tours within bustling Bangkok. A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation's landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand is a must. The former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, the palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by KingRama I, it was the center of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction.

Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located right next to the Grand Palace and together form perhaps the greatest spectacle for the visitor to Bangkok. After the tour you will be returned to the hotel.

Afternoon at Leisure
This afternoon is at leisure, no arrangements have been made
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Monday, November 17, 2014 – Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Days at your Leisure


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Fly Bangkok to Chiang Rai

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014, 2 Nights

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort Deluxe River View - Double Room

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hilltribes, Elephant & Boat Trip (Morning)

Private Vehicle Tour
A thrilling boat ride along the Mae Kok River ends with a visit to the traditional Karen hill tribe village.They originated from Burma and form the largest hill tribe population in Thailand. Here you will depart on a ½ hour elephant ride through hilly countryside. After the trek, the trip continues on to a local hot spring. Nearby lives the Lahu Hill tribes. The Lahu Hill tribes originated from Tibet. The trip returns toChiang Rai via a boat ride and road transfer. This is a half-day tour.
Afternoon at Leisure

Friday, November 21, 2014
Fly Chiang Rai to Bangkok
Fly Bangkok to Phuket

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Monday, November 24, 2014, 3 Nights

Mom's Tri Villa Royal
Beach Wing Suite - Double

Saturday, November 22, 2014 – Sunday, November 23, 2014
The following days are at your leisure, no arrangements have been made.

Monday, November 24, 2014
Fly Bangkok to Siem Reap

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Thursday, November 27, 2014, 3 Nights
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
Superior - Double Room

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Phrom

Full Day - Private Tour
Today a driver and English speaking guide will take you to Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, with a break in between to escape the heat of the day and return to your hotel for lunch (at your own expense).The crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, it impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. Enter the main building and ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor's most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs.
Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious BayonTemple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor. Explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle.

Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor. Much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Watch the sunset over the Cambodian countryside from the upper\ terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Banteay Srei and Kbal Spien (Full Day)
Full Day - Private Tour

Visit Banteay Srei, a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. Of main interest are the three central towers which are decorated with male and female divinities and beautiful filigree relief work. Continue to Kbal Spien, also known as the River of 1000 Lingas, there are carvings in the riverbed (in the same way as at Kulen).It should be more spectacular but many of the carvings have been looted. Near Kbal Spien is a waterfall that can be reached by hiking 2km uphill. (This is not recommended during Mar-May as there is no water at Kbal Spien).

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Fly Siem Reap to Hanoi

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Monday, December 01, 2014, 4 Nights
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi
Luxury Room - Double

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hanoi City Tour (Full Day) Private Vehicle Tour

Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shop houses invite exploration by cyclo, while its many beautiful public spaces - lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and monuments - give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals.Begin the day visiting the Temple of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and one of the best surviving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in
1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam's first university. Continue to the miniature One Pillar Pagoda. Also dating from the 11th century, this monument was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French in 1954. Today it stands near the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, a lovely park setting which is home to a museum and other memorials. See the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where visitors may pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. The Mausoleum is closed in the afternoons, on Mondays and Fridays, and closes annually between September and November for restoration. Continue through the park to Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1948 until his final days. Preserved in the same condition as during his life, it may be viewed through the windows.Afterwards head to Hoan Kiem Lake, located in heart of Hanoi, which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda. En route, pass other colonial landmarks such as the magnificent Opera House (may be seen from the outside only) and St. Joseph's Cathedral. From the lake, begin exploring the Old Quarter on foot. This fascinating network of narrow alleys and shop houses is also known as 'The 36 Streets,' each street being named after the

In the afternoon, visit one of Hanoi's most famous museums, the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays) which brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings.On Mondays or when the museum is closed, you will visit the History Museum instead. Once the museum of the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient, the History Museum is housed in an elegant building from the 1930s, and include exhibits spanning the entirety of Vietnam's history including prehistory, proto-Vietnamese civilizations, the Dong Son culture, the Oc-Eo culture and the Khmer Kingdoms.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
Private Vehicle Tour
Your late afternoon or evening excursion includes roundtrip hotel transfers by private vehicle. The performance lasts for an hour and shows are scheduled for 5:15pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
There is something enchanting about the lighthearted comedy and intricately skilled puppetry of this troupe. They perform numerous vignettes of daily life in the countryside and ancient tales, including the legend of Hoan Kiem Lake and the peaceful founding of the city of Hanoi. Puppeteers use bamboo poles to extend their puppets from behind the proscenium and up through the surface of a small pond that forms the stage. You will be amazed at their ingenuity, and it doesn't take much to suspend disbelief and get caught up in a magical hour of escape.

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Ha long Bay (Full Day) Private Vehicle Tour

This morning journey 3 hours to Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta with its verdant farmland dotted with local villages. Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest and the area is a World Heritage inscribed site.Arriving at the pier around noon, board your charming traditional wooden junk for cruising through the Bay. Lunch will be served while boat cruising through the bay. Following cruise by rock formations with such names as Stone Dog, Incense Burner (Dinh Huong),Fighting Cock (Ga Choi). At the core of the islets, there are two wonderful caves and grottoes to visit as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) before returning to Halong pier. Back on land you will be met and transferred to Hanoi by private vehicle.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today is at your leisure, no arrangements have been made.

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