Asian emotions unlimited / 18 Tage Adventure-Trip
Asien / Vietnam, Kambodscha & Thailand
- In einer Dschunke durch die märchenhafte Halong-Bucht segeln
- Mit dem Moped durch die Gassen von Hue knattern
- Per Fahrrad durch die Dörfer von Battambang
- Tempel-Hopping in Angkor
- Bangkok – Schmelztiegel der Kulturen
- Adventure-Trip mit maximal 16 Gästen
- Jede Reise findet statt
- Englisch sprechender einheimischer Guide in internationaler Reisegruppe
- Unterkunft: 15 x Hotel, 1 x Boot, 1 x Nachtzug
- Transport: Nachtzug, privater Reiseminibus, Boot, Bus, Flugzeug
- Mahlzeiten: 14 x Frühstück, 3 x Mittagessen, 2 x Abendessen
- Aktivitäten laut Tag-für-Tag-Programm
- Nationalparkgebühren & Eintrittsgelder
- 100 m² Regenwald 4 you (Jedem Gast schenken wir im Regenwald von Ecuador ein Grundstück, das Jahr für Jahr den CO2-Ausstoß seiner Reise kompensiert. Eingetragen auf seinen Namen und auf ewig seins.)
- Rail&Fly inkludiert bei allen Buchungen mit Flug
- Einzelzimmerzuschlag: 369 € (nicht möglich an Tag 2 und 3)
- Langstreckenflug Frankfurt - Hanoi und zurück von Bangkok: ab 799 €
- Rail&Fly innerhalb Deutschlands (2. Klasse): inkludiert bei Flugbuchung über YOLO
- Transfer vom Flughafen Hanoi zum Starthotel: 35 € pro Fahrzeug (bis zu 2 Personen),
- Vorübernachtung in Hanoi (exkl. Frühstück): 20 € pro Person und Nacht im Doppelzimmer und 40 € pro Person und Nacht im Einzelzimmer
- Anschlussübernachtung in Bangkok: 40 € pro Person und Nacht im Doppelzimmer und 80 € pro Person und Nacht im Einzelzimmer
- Transfer vom letzten Rundreisehotel zum Flughafen Bangkok: 55 € pro Fahrzeug (bis zu 2 Personen)
- Bitte beachten: Bei Vor- und Anschlussübernachtung ist ein halbes Doppelzimmer nicht buchbar.
Day 1 Hanoi
Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early into the capital of Hanoi, there’s plenty to see and do. Start by visiting the Temple of Literature, drop into a traditional tea house, and learn the stories of the Hoa Lo Prison museum. This tour concludes at Hoan Kiem Lake, surrounded by modern office buildings and ancient Buddhist temples. Or take it at your own pace and wander the Old Quarter and admire the city’s French-colonial architecture, relax in a park, or enjoy some street food.
Day 2 Halong Bay
Travel by private minibus to the spectacular World Heritage site of Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin. The bay is dotted with sandy coves, grottoes and 1,600 limestone islands, which have been formed over millennia by wind and water erosion. Board a private boat and cruise the bay, exploring island caves and perhaps even enjoying a swim from Ti Top Island Beach during the warmer months. To end the day, spend a night aboard the boat beneath the night sky. Included activities: - Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise seafood lunch and dinner - Halong Bay - Cave entry
Day 3 Hanoi / Overnight train to Hue
Return by boat to Ha Long, and at approximately midday travel by bus back to Hanoi. Arrive late this afternoon, and use free time to shop, explore the sights or just relax. Later tonight board an overnight train to Hue.
Day 4 Hue
Arrive into Hue at approximately 11 am and transfer to the hotel. Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of the country’s royal past. You’ll have free time in the morning to rest or explore. The bustling Dong Ba Market is a great place to sample some of the foods that once graced the Nguyen emperors’ tables, such as banh khoai (royal rice cake). After lunch, reunite with the group to visit the war-damaged ruins of the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, which once contained temples, state houses and the emperor’s palace. Included activities: - Imperial citadel Hue
Day 5 Hue
Today, tour the sights of Hue on the back of a motorbike driven by a local guide. Enjoy a stop at Thanh Toan to see the 18th century covered bridge and villagers shopping at their local market. Visit the 17th-century active Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda. During the visit you’ll see the car of a former monk who drove to Saigon in 1963 to set himself alight to protest the poor treatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime. Enjoy a short boat cruise down the Perfume River before eating lunch inside a nunnery. Finally, visit the lakeside royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc before heading back to Hue. Included activities: - Thien Mu Pagoda - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc - Highlights & back streets by motorbike
Day 6 Hoi An
This morning travel by bus through coastal rice paddies and the spectacular Hai Van Pass. After a photo stop en route, arrive into Hoi An. Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An was a major international trading port during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today, parts of the beautifully preserved town retain the feel of centuries past. It’s also a shopping mecca, famous for its plethora of tailors. On arrival your leader will take you on a sightseeing walk through the Old Town to visit a handful of the city’s major attractions. You’ll also be given a sightseeing pass so you can further explore select attractions at your leisure. Included activities: - Old Town walking tour
Day 7 Hoi An
Today is a free day to explore Hoi An. Browse the town’s cobbled streets and art galleries, or hire a bike and cycle through rice paddies out to Cua Dai Beach. Shop for paintings, ceramics and colourful cloth lanterns in the town’s markets and preserved Chinese shop houses. Perhaps visit one of the hundreds of tailors in the city to get something special made. Hoi An is also known for its delicious regional food, so be sure to enjoy a meal at a riverside restaurant or perhaps partake in a cooking class.
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City
Today take a short early morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has a fascinating history and is arguably Vietnam’s capital of commerce and culture. After landing, check in to your hotel and then take a sightseeing bus tour around the city. Pass the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House, stopping in at the War Remnants Museum to discover some of the sobering stories of the Vietnam/American War. Inluded activities: - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City - City tour - Visit to the War Remnants Museum
Day 9 Mekong Delta
This morning head out on a day trip to explore the Mekong Delta. Board a private boat to Ben Tre to visit the coconut gardens, stopping at a local home to sample tropical fruits & coconut jams. Afterwards, paddle in sampans (small rowing boats) past water coconut trees along the Mekong. Take a tuk-tuk tour around the villages, learning about local rural life and how they make their living making coconut products like brooms and coconut fibre mats. Eat lunch at a restaurant in the heart of the Delta, sampling regional specialties such as the famous elephant ear fish. Then it’s back to the boat to cruise the delta’s major waterways to Ben Tre boat pier. After the cruise return via bus to Ho Chi Minh City. Included activities: - Mekong Delta day trip including Coconut Candy Factory and Village Tuk Tuk tour - KOTO dinner
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City
You have a free day to consider many optional activities. You also have the option today to take an Adventures tour to the Cu Chi tunnels outside the city. This underground tunnel network in the middle of the jungle was used by the Viet Cong during the war. As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and you’re welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.
Day 11 Phnom Penh
Travel by public bus through rural Vietnam and Cambodia to Phnom Penh. We cross the border, exiting Vietnam at Moc Bai and entering Cambodia at Ba Vet. Your leader will be on hand to assist with border crossing procedures. Cambodia’s capital city is set on a major junction of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers and boasts some fine examples of French-inspired architecture. If you’re looking for a tasty beverage on arrival, head to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club for a mojito on the rooftop. If you’re in the mood for shopping, stop in at the art-deco Psar Thmei (Central Market) or travel out to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (the Russian Market) for the best range of local souvenirs.
Day 12 Phnom Penh
Confront Cambodia’s tragic past on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school which served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. It’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. You will also head out to the Choeung Ek Memorial, where a stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of the infamous Killing Fields, the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng. You can learn about a brighter period in Cambodian history from an optional visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Wat Phnom, shrouded in myth, is equally worth a visit, as is the National Museum with its excellent Khmer collection. Cyclo tours around the city are a great alternative to walking and generally include the central market, US Embassy, Wat Phnom, Mekong river front, independence monument and Royal Palace. Included activities: - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek - Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Prison Museum (S21)
Day 13 Battambang
Travel by private minibus to Battambang. Break up an otherwise long trip with a visit to Kampong Luong, a marvellously colourful village that floats on the water. Spend an hour traversing between houses and other boats before hitting the road once more. Cambodia’s second-largest city, Battambang (pronounced Battambong), is a pretty riverside town of French elegance, friendly Khmer people and beautifully preserved colonial architecture. There’s also an optional cooking class to learn the secrets of local dishes such as amok, Khmer curry & fried spicy chicken. Included activities: - Kampong Luong - Tonle Sap floating village visit
Day 14 Siem Reap
Spend a bit of time riding around the countryside by bike, travelling out to local cottage industries to meet with on-site producers. Get a better insight into rural life in Cambodia, share a few snacks, then continue by private bus to Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap in the evening and relax as you prepare for your much-anticipated visit to Angkor tomorrow. Perhaps hit the markets for some delicious street food. Included activities: - Rural Food and Cycle Tour
Day 15 Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Temple-hop with your local guide and make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex. The temples, dating back as far as the 9th century, were believed to represent the cosmic world and were set in perfect balance, symmetry and composition. The intricately carved bas-reliefs and architectural designs are mindblowing and there are spectacular photo opportunities at any time of day. Watching a sunrise or sunset is a must. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometres, but the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap, so there will be plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites of Angkor Wat, Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm. Included activities: - Three Day Angkor Pass - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
Day 16 Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Continue your explorations of the Angkor complex. You may like to spend just the morning making further discoveries here, and save your afternoon for an optional activity elsewhere. Keen adventurers can take the Angkor zip-line adventure which gives an amazing birds-eye view of the rainforest, not to mention an adrenaline rush. Included activities: - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
Day 17 Bangkok
It’s a long drive from Siem Reap to Bangkok. You will exit Cambodia at Poipet and enter Thailand at Aranyaprathet. Your leader will be on hand to assist with border crossing procedures. Arrive in Thailand’s bustling capital and take in this exciting world of tuk tuks, khlong boats, and street vendors serving up delicious Thai food. Perhaps head out to sample some local specialties as a final farewell with your fellow travellers.
Day 18 Bangkok
Your trip comes to an end today, with no further activities planned. Bangkok is full of things to do, including the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the fascinating Jim Thompson museum.