Exploring Indochina: The Itinerary

We just got back from our recently concluded 9-day Indochina trip (Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand), and for those who are planning to do the same, here’s the Indochina itinerary we used:

 

LEGEND:

MNL – MANILA
HCMC – HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON, VIETNAM

SR – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

BKK — BANGKOK, THAILAND
 
VIETNAM

November 24-26, 2011

DAY 0 November 23/24, 2011 (Wednesday/Thursday)
Nov 24 00:30
Arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport
 
Airport pick up
0100
Check in at Bich Duyen
DAY 1 November 24, 2011 (Thursday)
0600-0700
Hotel breakfast
0800-1730
Mekong Delta tour (My Tho-Ben Tre)
1900-2000
Dinner
DAY 2 November 25, 2011 (Friday)
0600-0700
Hotel breakfast
0800-1430
Half day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
 
Lunch
1600
City walking tour: Reunification Hall/Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, City Hall, Opera House, War Crime Museum, Ben Thanh Market*
2000-2100
Dinner
 
Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater (optional)
DAY 3 November 26, 2011 (Saturday)
0600-0700
Hotel breakfast
0700-2000
take Mekong Express bus to Siem Reap

*Except for Ben Thanh Market, we were not able to check out the other landmarks because we were already tired 

CAMBODIA
November 26-29, 2011
DAY 0 November 26, 2011 (Saturday)
2100-2200
Arrival in Siem Reap
 
Terminal pickup by Ta Som Guesthouse
 
Check-in at Ta Som Guesthouse
 
Dinner
DAY 1 November 27, 2011 (Sunday)
0500
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
 
Breakfast
 
South gate/Angkor Thom (Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Leper King and Terrace of the Elephants)
 
Lunch
 
Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, sunset from Phnom Bakheng
 
 
DAY 2 November 28, 2011 (Monday)
 
Breakfast
 
explore Siem Reap town, Pub Street
 
Lunch
1900-2000
Buffet dinner with Apsara show in Koulen Restaurant, night market
DAY 3 November 29, 2011 (Tuesday)
 
Breakfast
0800-1700
Bus from Siem Reap to Khao San Road

 

THAILAND
November 29 – December 2, 2011
DAY 0 November 29, 2011 (Tuesday)
1700
Arrival in Khao San Road
1800
Check-in at Bangkok City Hotel
 
Dinner
DAY 1 November 30, 2011 (Wednesday)
0700
Hotel breakfast
 
Wat Phra Kaew /Grand Palace
 
Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha)
1200
Lunch
 
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
2000
Dinner
DAY 2 December 1, 2011 (Thursday)
0800
Hotel breakfast
 
*Vimanmek Mansion, Bangkok National Museum, Khao San Road
1200
Lunch
 
Dinner
DAY 3 December 2, 2011 (Friday)
0700
Hotel breakfast
 
Shopping: Chatuchak, MBK, Siam Paragon
 
Lunch
 
Petchburi to Suvarnabhumi Airport

*Vimanmek Mansion is included in the Grand Palace ticket so might as well check it out. Originally, I was planning a day tour to either Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo or Kanchanaburi but we just decided to explore attractions in Bangkok. Ayutthaya and Sukhothai were not options either simply because we were a bit templed out in Cambodia.


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0 thoughts on “Exploring Indochina: The Itinerary

  1. Just paying it forward. 🙂 By the way, I believe they're also doing a feature on this in Reporter's Notebook 😀 Seems like more and more people are now doing the banana pancake trail. 🙂

  2. yes, okay na okay. classy pero di ganun kamahal. bago lang din yung hotel, December 2010 lang nag-open. will post pictures and review soon 🙂

  3. thanks for dropping by ayan. 🙂 yeah, I'm glad we were able to do almost all of it. Actually parang marami pa nga kaming down time niyan hehe

  4. Thanks for sharing this Itinerary. I am also planning to do the same – but I'll be spending a night in Phnom Penh. Helpful posts you've got here – has the details that I need. Welcome to PTB! 😀

  5. wow that's nice 🙂 me naman if I have the chance to go back, would love to visit other parts of Thailand like Chiang Mai, Pai, and of course the beaches of Krabi and Phuket 😀

  6. Hey! I hope it is okay to link some of your posts in my Indochina series. Your blog has ben really helpful in my successful Indochina adventure.

  7. Good sharing, indochina is the best place for the vacation, there is so much to explore and enjoy. I have been there for few days but really it was an amazing experience being there and know the lifestyle, culture and attractions.

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  8. Hi! I am so happy I came across this blog post and would love to have that kind of journey too. May I ask if you made this itinerary on your own or you had a travel agency do it? Thank you so much! 🙂

  9. Hi Nathalia,

    Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    I made the itinerary. 🙂 I just researched everything. But some tours (especially in Vietnam), we availed through our hostel since it's very cheap.

  10. Thank you for the wonderful site! so helpful! 🙂 oh i see, so you just booked the ticket from MNL to HCMC then BKK to MNL? then from HCMC you could travel by land going to Cambodia and BKK? Apologies for the flood of questions. Thank you so much! 🙂

  11. You're welcome. 🙂

    Yes, I booked MNL-HCMC then BKK-MNL. Take note that I bought the tickets separately. I just wait for seat sales. 😉

    Yes, you can travel by land to these countries. Just allow a day per border crossing i.e. HCMC-Siem Reap and Siem Reap-BKK. That's why we allocated 9 days, so we can have 7 full days to do the tours.

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