Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia & Thailand ends Chiang Mai

Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia & Thailand ends Chiang Mai

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Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia & Thailand ends Chiang Mai

22 Days Starting in Hanoi and ending in Chiang Mai

Visiting: Hanoi, Halong Bay Cruises, Hạ Long Bay, Da Nang, Hội An, The Marble Mountains, Golden Bridge, Hue, Hue City Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Can Tho, Châu Đốc, Phnom Penh, Battambang, Krong Battambang, Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Elephant EcoValley

Tour operator:

Travel Talk Tours

Tour code:

VCT3

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

13 - 35

Physical rating:

Easy

Age range:

18-59

Special diets catered:

Where it's available

Tour operated in:
English
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$4958
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Tour Overview

Can’t decide which Southeast Asia tour to go on? Luckily for you this tour covers most of your bases for the ultimate SE Asia adventure! From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay’s impressive limestone karsts, prepare to be amazed by all that Indochina has to offer. Sip egg coffee on train street in Hanoi, wander the lantern lit quaint shop fronts of Hoi An, float down the Mekong Delta, take in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and marvel at the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat. Finish off your adventure feeding and bathing elephants at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai. You’ll experience it all with the perfect balance of history, culture, adventure, partying and scenery. You’re in for the ultimate experience!

Highlights

  • Stay in carefully selected hotels with all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner included.

  • Plus, enjoy two included domestic flights to save on travel time in Vietnam.

  • Spend a day cruising along the lush green wetlands and floating villages of the Mekong Delta!

  • Follow your local guide on an included city tour to the highlights of Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh and more.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Hanoi

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bonne Nuit Hotel – 4 Star

Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome to Vietnam! Meet your guide and new tour mates in the hotel lobby at 6.

00pm for an informal welcome meeting.

Afterwards, get amongst the hustle of Hanoi for an optional tour group dinner or explore the night markets and busy streets as they come to life after dark!





Included Activities

Welcome Meeting

Optional Activities

Group Dinner

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bonne Nuit Hotel – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a full day in Hanoi to explore the streets swarmed with buzzing motorbikes, delicate scents, and delicious street food.

Be sure to try a traditional Vietnamese coffee and wander the Old Quarter for an epic fusion of French, Chinese, and Vietnamese architecture.

Then, meet up with the tour group at 1.

00pm for a half-day guided city tour! You'll visit President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, residence, and One Pillar Pagoda.

Then, visit the breath-taking Temple of Literature and surrounding gardens, built as a university in 1080, and dedicated to Confucious.

Finish the guided city tour with a walk around the famous Hoan Kiem Lake to take in the peace and quiet of Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting on a small island in the center of the lake! Wrap up your last night in Hanoi exploring the streets or join an optional Hanoi street food by night walking tour.







Included Activities

Hanoi City Tour

Optional Activities

Hanoi street food by night (walking tour) - 25 USD

Entrance Fees

President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and residence - 4 USD

Temple of Literature - 1.

50 USD

Ngoc Son Temple - 1.

50 USD

Day 3 : Hanoi, Halong Bay Cruise

Location: Hanoi, Halong Bay Cruises

Accommodation: Traditional Junk Boat

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you'll farewell the capital and head towards the dreamy, UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Halong Bay! On the way, you'll pass lush paddy fields by the Red River Delta before arriving at Tuan Chau wharf by midday.

Then it's all aboard a traditional Junk Boat for the true Halong Bay experience.

Kick back and soak in the serenity on board as you drift past the abundance of limestone islands with lunch served at 1.

00pm.

In the afternoon, stop to visit some of the islands, explore the intricate cave systems on foot, or join the optional Kayaking activity.

Then it's back on board to savor sunset moments over the picturesque backdrop before dinner is served at 7.

00 pm.

Spend the evening relaxing on board, chatting at the bar, or trying your luck at squid fishing off the Junk Boat.







Included Activities

Halong Bay Cruise

Optional Activities

Kayaking - 10 USD

Day 4 : Halong Bay, Flight To Danang, Hoi An

Location: Hạ Long Bay, Da Nang, Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning views don't get much better than this! Coffee and tea will be served from 7.

00am, but take it slow as you enjoy the leisurely vibes from the Junk Boat deck.

Snap some final pics of the dreamy islands of Halong Bay, including Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island and Sail Island.

Check out is at 9.

00am and Brunch will be served by 9.

30am as you cruise back to the pier and say farewell to Halong Bay and your incredible Junk Boat Crew! This afternoon we'll make our way to Danang via domestic flight, then transfer to our hotel in Hoi An - one of Vietnam's most beautiful cities!





Included Activities

Halong Bay Cruise

Day 5 : Hoi An

Location: Hội An

Accommodation: Resort

Accommodation Name: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Good morning from Hoi An! In centuries gone by, Hoi An was once a bustling port for a myriad of various traders.

Today, it is a delightful riverside town with tranquillity and charm that attracts visitors far and wide.

Get your bearings with a guided tour through the Old Quarter and fall in love with the Japanese Covered Bridge, visit a historic trader's home, check out the French Colonial architecture and Chinese Assembly Hall.

In the afternoon enjoy free time to visit one of Vietnam's famous tailors for custom-made clothing or hire a bicycle and head to An Bang beach for seaside vibes and fresh seafood.

If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, join an optional city and street food tour on Vespa, take a guided countryside bike tour or put your cooking skills to the test with a Vietnamese cooking class!





Included Activities

Hoi An Walking Tour

Optional Activities

City tour and street food by Vintage Vespa - 60 USD

Countryside tour by bike - 20 USD

Cooking class - 30 USD

Entrance Fees

Hoia An ancient town - 8 USD

Day 6 : Hoi An, Marble Mountain, Golden Hand Bridge, Hue

Location: Hội An, The Marble Mountains, Golden Bridge, Hue

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Free time in the morning to catch some final sights in Hoi An, pick up your tailor-made clothing or wander the boutique stores.

In the afternoon, travel from Hoi An to visit the Marble Mountains and Cham Museum.

Don't miss out on the optional visit to the Golden Hand Bridge.

Standing 1,400m above sea level the gold-coloured footbridge held aloft by two giant stone hands offers majestic panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

Then, hit the road and take in the scenic views of Hai Van Pass en route to Hue.

There'll be free time in the afternoon to explore the beautifully decorated pavilions and lotus flower ponds at your own pace.

We recommend hopping on a Cyclo ride to see the city from a new and exciting angle in your own time.







Optional Activities

Golden Hand Bridge tour - 60 USD

Roundtrip cable car & private transfer - 35 USD

Entrance Fees

Marble Mountain - 2 USD

Cham Museum - 2 USD

Day 7 : Hue City Tour, Flight To Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Location: Hue City Tour, Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alagon Saigon Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Although many of the finest buildings of Hue (pronounced 'hway') were devastatingly destroyed during the American War, the historic UNESCO World Heritage-listed city still resonates with the glories of imperial Vietnam.

Today we'll spend a full day exploring Hue on a guided city tour from 8.

00am.

You'll visit the Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, Dong Ba market and Royal Tombs of Khai Dinh.

Have your camera ready for some of the most beautiful architecture you'll see in all of Vietnam! In the afternoon, take a domestic flight to Ho Chi Min and rest up for a big day to come.







Included Activities

Hue City Tour

Entrance Fees

Imperial Citadel - 9 USD

Royal Tombs of Khai Dinh - 7 USD

Day 8 : Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alagon Saigon Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Kick-start your time in Ho Chi Minh city with a guided city pickup at the hotel for half day city tour through the highlights of the exhilarating city.

Visit the historic Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by the architectural treats of French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the iconic Post Office.

Take an optional tour to the world-famous Cu Chi Tunnels and learn stories of the Vietnamese who dug these tunnels and started a new life underground, to escape the war.

Then, end your day at the Ben Thanh Market and try some traditional Bánh mì, Pho and Bia hơi.







Included Activities

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Optional Activities

Cu Chi Tunnel tour - 25 USD

Saigon Vespa and street food tour at night - 60 USD

Entrance Fees

Reunification palace entry - 2 USD

War Remnants Museum - 2 USD

Day 9 : Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Can Tho

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Can Tho

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: West Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Rise and Shine, it's time to farewell Ho Chi Minh city and head towards the mighty Mekong River! Snag a window seat and soak in the views on a 2-hour drive to Cai Be.

On the way, you'll stop in at South-Vietnam's first-ever chocolate factory and learn how to make the local sweet (and taste test, of course!).

On arrival at Cai Be, hop on board the wooden boat and kick back as you cruise past lush green islands of the mighty Mekong.

Enjoy lunch on board.

Cruise past small river-side towns like Vinh Long and learn of the typical rural life on the Mekong.

Your day cruising will end in Can Tho with free time to explore the buzzing town, lively waterfront, and quaint backstreets!





Included Activities

Chocolate Factory Visit

Mekong River Boat Ride

Day 10 : Can Tho, Chau Doc

Location: Can Tho, Châu Đốc

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Chau Doc Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

No place gives a better insight into life on the river than the floating markets in Cai Rang.

After filling up on breakfast at your hotel, take a boat ride 6km from Can Tho to visit the fascinating markets, where hundreds of wooden rowboats trade everything from rice and clothing to exotic fruits on the river.

Wander around the markets by foot and visit the nearby Orchard Garden.

Then, continue on to Chau Doc for a boat tour of the Tra Su Sanctuary - home to an array of tropical birds and splendid canals deep in the forest of the Mekong.

Finish up your day in Chau Doc town and rest up before we cross the border for Cambodia bright and early tomorrow morning!





Included Activities

Cai Rang Floating Market

Tra Su Sanctuary Boat Ride

Entrance Fees

Tra Su Sanctuary - 10 USD

Day 11 : Chau Doc, Phnom Penh

Location: Châu Đốc, Phnom Penh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Phnom Penh Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Goodbye Vietnam, Hello Cambodia! Set an early alarm for your 7.

00am transfer via public speed boat to Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh.

Rest up on the way and arrive in Phnom Penh by 1.

00pm with plenty of time to explore the fascinating city on a guided city tour in the afternoon.

First up, one of the most popular attractions in the city - the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex! Built in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, the palace is amongst the most impressive Khmer-style designs in Cambodia.

Then, visit the National Museum, the Independence Monument, and Wat Phnom Temple - where you'll score some epic views over the city!





Included Activities

Phnom Penh City Tour

Entrance Fees

Royal Palace Entry - 10 USD

National Museum - 10 USD

Wat Phnom - 1 USD

Day 12 : Phnom Penh, Battambang

Location: Phnom Penh, Battambang

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Battambang Classy Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we're off to Battambang, but first visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh to learn about a tragic period.

Delve further into history as we continue to the ancient Cambodian Capital of the Khmer Empire - Phnom Udong! Here you'll find two large hills with incredible views across the countryside.

Atop the twin humps stands several impressive stupas that survived bombing from both the Americans and Khmer Rouge during Cambodia's recent wars.

After soaking in the views, continue on to Kompong Chhnang for a stop at a local pottery village.

This village is famous for producing traditional Khmer pottery, a craft passed down through generations for over 1,500 years! As night falls over South-East Asia, we'll head towards the Phnom Sampeau Mountains to witness thousands of nocturnal bats take flight through the caves.

It's something quite spectacular to sit at the foot of Battambang's Phnom Sampeou caves as the sun sinks into the horizon and a stream of thousands of bats parade through the caves and zoom across the night sky.

Be sure to bring your camera!





Entrance Fees

Tuol Sleng Museum - 5 USD

Phnom Udong - 3 USD

Phnom Sampeu Mountain - 5 USD

Day 13 : Battambang, Siem Reap

Location: Krong Battambang, Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Hotel - 5 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ever ridden on a Bamboo Train before? All aboard as we take an 8km journey through the scenic countryside and rice fields of Battambang.

This Bamboo Train was set up by villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people.

It's basic but effective with a single bamboo platform, 4 wheels, and a small motor.

Then, get your hiking shoes on and camera ready for a visit to the 11th-century Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan.

The 350+ step climb is well worth it, with peaceful views across the countryside waiting at the top! Soak up these picture-perfect scenes.

In the afternoon, we'll leave Battambang and drive towards Siem Reap.

Stopping at Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre, a fascinating way to learn about Cambodian silk.

Here we will spend some time learning about the process of creating silk, harvesting mulberry, and the life cycle of the silkworm.

Tonight we recommend a full night's rest, before the long-awaited visit to the world-famous Angkor Wat temples tomorrow!





Entrance Fees

Bamboo Train - 5 USD

Phnom Penh Banon Temple - 3 USD

Day 14 : Siem Reap, Angkor Wat

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Wat

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Hotel - 5 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Prepare for one awe-inspiring day at the world's largest temple complex - Angkor Wat! First up you'll visit Angkor Thom's South Gate to see the intricate Bayon Temple.

This temple is famous for its Elephant Terraces and 54 towers decorated with over 200 enormous smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara.

Then, we'll return to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple of Angkor Wat to marvel at the prized heart and soul of Cambodia.

Snap some beautiful pictures of the temple as it reflects across its impressive moat.

Then, wander through the outer gallery walls as your local guide narrates stories from Hindu mythology.

Tonight we'll head out in Siem Reap to witness some of Cambodia's most talented performers at the Phare Circus! This uniquely modern circus provides young students and graduate performers the opportunity to hone their skills and earn a decent wage doing what they love!





Included Activities

Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat Visit

Entrance Fees

Angkor Wat - 37 USD for 1 day visit / 65 USD for 3 day visit

Phare Circus (Section B) - 25 USD

Day 15 : Siem Reap, Bangkok (By Flight)

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Furama Xclusive Sathorn – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

As we are still in awe of the marvels of Vietnam and Cambodia, the first two legs of our trip ends after breakfast.

Check out of the hotel and hop on your transfer to the airport for our flight to Bangkok, Thailand awaits! Following your arrival at our hotel in Bangkok via private transfer, you will meet your guide and have the chance to explore the bustling capital on your own terms.





Day 16 : Bangkok City Tour

Location: Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Furama Xclusive Sathorn – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fill up on an included breakfast at the hotel before a full day exploring Bangkok on an included City Tour.

Follow your local guide through the chaotic streets and quaint back alleys of Bangkok and visit the city's two unmissable highlights.

Wander through China Town to the banks of the Chao Phraya River and visit Wat Pho to see the famous 46-metre-long Reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf! Continue to the Grand Palace just nearby, the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court, to witness the magical atmosphere.

You may get a chance to visit the Temple of Emerald Buddha, located within the palace compound.

There is a strict dress code at the Grand Palace so be sure to cover your shoulders and knees with loose-fitting such as long pants and shirts.

Travel on the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings) and on through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi.

You will have the chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways, which gave the city the name “Venice of the East”.

You will also pay a visit to one of the most photographed sights in Bangkok, the Wat Arun.

The majestic shrine has a pagoda as high as 76m and is decorated with glazed ceramic pieces that reflect the rising sun, giving the temple its name.

After a big day exploring Bangkok, head back to the hotel to enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure.







Included Activities

Bangkok City Tour

Entrance Fees

Wat Pho - 200 THB

Wat Pra Kaew & Grand Palace - 500 THB

Wat Arun - 100 THB

Day 17 : Bangkok, Kanchanaburi

Location: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Felix River Kwai Resort – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart Bangkok on an air-conditioned coach by early in the morning as we make our way to Kanchanaburi.

Famously known for the bridge over the Kwai River, it is a significant scene of World War II and Thailand's somber war history.

Start discovring the area with a visit to the War Cemetery and the War Museum, dedicated to the prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of the bridge.

Hop on a boat trip on River Kwai towards the famous bridge, where you can cross it on foot and take walk around the site.

Our next stop will be the unusual railway section, "Hellfire Pass", a pass built in record time by allied prisoners of war between 1942 and 1943.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the hotel and free time to continue your discovery on your own terms.







Included Activities

War Cemetery & Museum

Boat tour on River Kwai

River Kwai Bridge Visit

Entrance Fees

Thailand-Burma Railway Museum - 150 THB

Day 18 : Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Phitsanulok

Location: Kanchanaburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Phitsanulok

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pattara Resort & Spa – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Farewell Kanchanaburi for the historic city of Ayutthaya! Known as Thailand's hidden archaeological gem, this city is teeming with Buddhist temples, monasteries and ancient statutes that cannot be missed.

Follow your guide on a walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site that dates back to 1350, which was once the capital of the ancient Siamese Kingdom and considered the biggest city in the world! Explore the magnificent royal monastery of Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Wat Mahathat and three ancient pagodas, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.

Next, we will ride to the city of Ang Thong to visit the incredible Wat Muang temple, famous for housing the largest seated Buddha figure in Thailand, and ninth largest in the world, at almost 100 meters high.

After enjoying a local lunch, we make our way to the city of Phitsanulok, located at the heart of Thailand and considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the country.

During the journey, witness the change in the landscape as it turns greener and lusher into a jungle-like flora.

Finishing the day with a full camera roll and plenty of knowledge from your local guide, arrive at your 4-star hotel for some leisure time.







Included Activities

Ayutthaya Walking Tour

Entrance Fees

Wat Mahathat - 50 THB

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet - 50 THB

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol - 20 THB

Day 19 : Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai

Location: Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Laluna Hotel and Resort – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

For the early risers, we wake up early today to visit the hotel's surroundings to make an offering to the monks, and experience one of the most emblematic aspects of Thai culture up close.

After breakfast, we ride to Sukhotai, the historical heartland of Thailand.

This impressive UNESCO World Heritage City was the cradle of Thai civilisation and home to the Sukhothai Kingdom from 1238 to 1438.

Follow your local guide on a walking tour through the Sukhothai Historical Park to explore the ancient temples, impressive ruins and the giant Wat Sri Chum Buddha statue in a scenic park setting.

Then, grab a window seat as we continue the journey towards Chiang Rai in the Lampang province.

En route, we will have lunch and rest along the shores of the spectacular Phayao Lake.

Arriving in Chiang Rai in the late afternoon, enjoy your free time to rest, swim in the hotel pool or visit the city's night market.







Included Activities

Sukhothai Archaelogical Park Visit

Phayao Lake Visit

Entrance Fees

Sukhothai Historical Park - 100 THB

Day 20 : Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai

Location: Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Kick off the day with a hefty breakfast, as our first stop will be the new and striking Wat Rong Suea Ten, also known as Blue Temple.

Discover the marvellous paintings with a style similar to that of the famous White Temple, as the architect of which trained here for years.

To soak in the local culture, follow your guide to the village of Akha, an ethnic group known for its colorful costumes and the surrounding picturesque tea plantations.

Continuing to the spectacular and contemporary White Temple (Wat Rong Kun in Thai) on the outskirts of Chiang Rai, witness white represent the purity and wisdom of Buddhism in sublime beauty and serenity.

This bizarre-looking temple is the brainchild of Chiang Rai's famous artist and painter Chalermchai Kositpipat.

Unlike most Thai temples, the building is all white with glass and mirrors embedded into the outside to make it sparkle in the sunlight.

Keep your cameras at the ready because this temple is truly insta-worthy! This hilly, forested area also holds serene landscape views, winding rivers and is home to the best elephant sanctuaries in Thailand! Spend the evening in Chiang Rai, resting up at our luxurious 4-star hotel before a big day ahead.







Included Activities

Visit Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple)

Visit Akha Village

Visit Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)

Entrance Fees

Akha Hilltribe Village - 500 THB

Wat Rong Kun (White Temple) - 100 THB

Day 21 : Chiang Mai, Elephant Ecovalley, Chiang Mai

Location: Chiang Mai, Elephant EcoValley, Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we depart for a half-day excursion to the Elephant EcoValley for many exciting and animal friendly activities.

Besides getting the best insight about these fascinating creatures, you will get to: Harvest grass/vegetation for elephant snacks along the way; hike on foot to Upper EcoValley with the elephants; plant a banana tree or herbs; make herb ‘n' fruit nutritional vitamin balls; feed the vitamin balls to the elephants (They love them!); share a mud bath with your new buddies (Watch or wash 'em yourself!); shower outdoors overlooking a mountain stream!



After returning to Chiang Mai in the afternoon, go up to the well-known mountain temple of Wat Doi Suthep, the best spot to appreciate the city in all its splendor.

At night, enjoy your personal time or walk through the famous night market to soak in the vibrant atmosphere.







Included Activities

Half-day Excursion to Elephant EcoValley

Visit to Wat Doi Suthep

Entrance Fees

Elephant EcoValley - 2,075 THB

Wat Doi Suthep - 50 THB

Day 22 : Chiang Mai

Location: Chiang Mai

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, our trip will end in Chiang Mai as we bid farewell to strangers who quickly became friends and check-out of the hotel by 11am.

Luckily it's not a final goodbye, but only until next time!



What's Included

  • Accommodation

    5 and 4 Star Hotels, Lodge, Traditional Junk Boat

  • Meals

    21 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 DinServices of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourismner

  • Transportation

    A/C coach or mini-bus, flights, speedy boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

  • Airport Transfer(s)

    Airport transfers for the included flights on the tour.

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access (where available)

  • Fully Guided

What's Not Included

  • Entrance Fees

    Entrance fees to the sights and museums

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Optional activities

  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

  • Any flights not mentioned above

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals not stated above

  • Items of a personal nature

Add Ons

Local Payment: £

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

  • Company Instant Book

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    All travellers must be fully vaccinated

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No passenger under age 18

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes, Flights between Hanoi and Danang, Hue City and Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap and Bangkok.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement, however, this excludes all of our North American tours where the sharing option for a solo traveller is not available, and the single supplement must be applied if you are travelling alone. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our tours are suitable for any traveller above 18 years old. The majority of Travel Talkers are from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or Europe, however we always have travellers from all over the world. What brings them together is a passion for travel, discovering authentic cultures and experiencing unique adventures with like-minded travellers.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travel Talk, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the design of our trips just the same. Together with our guests, we strive to make a positive impact on local p

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

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We did the 11 Day Anzac Tour of Turkey. It. Was. Phenomenal. My husband and I absolutely love Turkey and were excited to explore the country. Highlights were definitely the Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia and the privilege of attending the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove. A bucket list item ticked off. This was my second Travel Talk in 2024 and I would absolutely do another one in the future. The tour was organised and our guide, Mustafa, was fantastic.

Scarlett Lily  

One of the best holidays I’ve had

25-Feb-2021

We went on a tour of the Balkans and it was above our expectations. Bojan was the best tour leader gave us so much information about the places we were visiting but also a great laugh! The tour ran so smoothly and was the perfect way to see the area in a little amount of time. It was one of the best holidays I have been on, I loved every minute of it and I can’t wait to book another tour with travel talk. They are great value for money!

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James Wilkins (Google Reviewer)  

Just completed the exotic Morocco...

29-Oct-2023

Just completed the exotic Morocco tour with our excellent guide Abdul! He was one of the best tour guides I have met, he brought so much energy and knowledge on the tour and could not imagine doing the tour without him. The tour itself was so diverse, seeing so many different landscapes. It has been one of the best trips I have done. Would highly recommend!

Danica Dee (Google Reviewer)  

I would 100% recommend the...

26-Apr-2024

I would 100% recommend the ANZAC Travel Talks tour, just finishing the 11 day tour here in Istanbul with our guide Mustafa. I travel alone and have done multiple tours with other well known and popular travel companies and this has hands down been the best!!! INFORMATION! Haha So much engaging history and knowledge from our guide, I found the tours of the palace and ruins with Mustafa very enjoyable. The freedom to skip a museum or tour to explore the city was encouraged. Meet back points and day plans were clearly communicated making it easy to have autonomy in a group setting. I felt like I was in charge of my own holiday and tour experience, which as a solo traveller who loves to do her own thing was perfect! We visited such amazing places on this tour that were bucket list items and once in a life time experiences! A hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, walking the ruins in Ephesus & Troy. The dawn service at ANZAC Cove and Lone Pine Gallipoli. I am still in awe of the amazing things we have done and seen in these last 11days! The country of Turkey itself is absolutely beautiful and the people here even more so. Very generous and kind, I always felt safe as a female travelling alone. The food AMAZING! Baklava, doner kababs, rice stuffed muscles and Turkish delights to name a few, will make you fall in love! Accommodation was big beautiful mostly 4-5 star hotels in great locations on the beach, in the city! Comfortable beds, ample space and an abundance of food! Most of our accomodation provided buffet breakfast and dinner. Not having to worry about where to eat at the end of a long day or before an early start was very convenient. The work placed into the ANZAC service, security and protection was hands down phenomenal. Multiple check points for security, Turkish workers handing out water, offering first aid, and clearly communicating and directing crowds for the services. All my anxieties for the day were put at ease seeing the work and dedication put in by the Turkish people and government. I honestly cannot fault this tour and want everyone to experience Turkey the way I have gotten to experience this beautiful country. This ANZAC tour will forever be in my memories and my heart as one of the best trips I have ever done! Truely, thank you, teşekkür ederim, Travel Talks Tours.

Caroline Barrett (Google Reviewer)  

My partner and I thoroughly...

25-Dec-2023

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our 9 Day Essential Turkey tour with Mustafa as our guide. His attentiveness to the group's needs was amazing, going above and beyond to ensure an stress-free experience. Mustafa provided valuable local insights, guiding us on the best areas to visit and helping us find good local deals. Overall, we found the tour to be excellent value for money, and we were particularly impressed with traveltalks accommodation choices—clean, spacious, and offering great meal options. Additionally, the inclusion of two drivers for our safety during long journeys added an extra layer of reassurance to our memorable trip. Thank you to Mustafa!

Tegan Bull (Google Reviewer)  

Unforgettable Turkey Essentials: A Journey...

25-Dec-2023

Unforgettable Turkey Essentials: A Journey with Travel Talk I recently had the pleasure of embarking on the Turkey Essentials tour with Travel Talk, and let me tell you, it was an adventure like no other! From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the ancient wonders of Ephesus, this tour was a perfect blend of culture, history, and pure fun. Travel Talk ensured that every aspect of our trip was well-planned. The accommodations were comfortable, the transportation was smooth, and the itinerary was perfectly curated to showcase the best of Turkey's rich history and vibrant culture. If you're looking for an incredible adventure in Turkey, I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Talk. Their attention to detail, knowledgeable guides (Mustafa), ensure a seamless and unforgettable journey. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking a thrilling travel experience, Travel Talk has got you covered. Thank you, Travel Talk for an extraordinary tour that surpassed all expectations. I'll cherish the memories and stories from this adventure for a lifetime.

Diane Horsman  

Fantastic tour, personable experiences

19-Oct-2021

My first tour with Traveltalk to Jordan was fantastic. Everything was very well planned, the itinerary was timed to perfection and jam packed with amazing experiences. The tour guide Issa went above and beyond to make everyone happy and have the best experience possible, taking us to local restaurants and telling us the best things to eat. Our bus broke down on the way to the Dead Sea and he dealt with it really quickly, and a replacement bus arrived in less than an hour. He treated us all like his friend rather than just a job which make the tour even more special. The hotels were fab and had everything that we needed, all I great locations to local attractions. I booked another tour but had to cancel due to Covid and Traveltalk have placed my deposit aside ready to use on the next trip. I can’t wait to book again with them.

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Eric Gunther (Google Reviewer)  

We did the 12 day...

12-Sep-2023

We did the 12 day Turkey tour with the Gullet option, and loved it! The price was super reasonable, Travel Talk was always extremely responsive whenever I reached out. Most importantly, we visited an amazing array of impressive historical sites, saw the profound and varied natural beauty of Turkey and enjoyed incredible experiences like hot air ballooning and paragliding. Mustafa was the best tour guide we have ever had. His knowledge and organizational skills were top notch, he helped with everything (even with arranging laundry services) and was hilarious as well. The food was tasty, the hotels were good and the boat trip was fun and relaxing with beautiful scenery and a lot of swimming. The cabins on the boat weren’t air conditioned and were pretty hot at night, so some people slept on deck where there were plenty of places with cushions where you could stretch out and get a good nights rest. I highly recommend this tour!!

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