Vegan Travel pre-cruise package
2 nights in Bangkok; 1 night in Ho Chi Minh City
(16 – 19 April 2019), including flight from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1, 16. April 2019
Transfer from Bangkok Airport to your fine hotel in the heart of the City of Angels, Asia’s secret vegan capital city. This is the perfect way to begin your adventure with Vegan Travel in Asia.
After picking you up from your hotel in Bangkok, we will visit Bangkok´s most important palace and temple complex `The Grand Palace´. It was built as a royal residence and over the years the stunning Wat Prah Kaew, which houses the Emerald Buddha carved out of a single piece of Jade, was added. Afterwards we will explore Wat Po famous for its Thai massage school and its giant reclining Buddha. Lunch will be served at a vegan restaurant nearby. Next you will experience the mighty Chao Phraya river where we will board a long tail boat for a ride along the Chao Phraya. From this point of view, you will be right amongst the river life and see Bangkok from a different perspective. We will soon leave the main river for the backwater canals in Thonburi where you will see a more sedate and traditional way of living as we make our way up and down narrow canals a long way from the hectic pace and traffic of usual Bangkok life.
After disembarking the long tail boat, we will take a cross river ferry to Wat Arun one of Bangkok’s most iconic temples. You will be able to get close up and climb part way up the Pagoda to get a panoramic view over the Chao Phraya. Our last destination for today will be the hustling Yaworat district of Bangkok (China Town). There you will see the gold buddha at Wat Traimit and take a walking tour through vibrant China town. At the end of the day we will take you back to your hotel.
Dinner near your hotel.
Day 2, 17. April 2019
Get ready for an early departure as we will be picking you up at 7 am for today’s excursion! Our first stop will be at a wonderful tiny home industry producing organic palm sugar. You can see the sugar being made as well as try some sweet candy produced from the palm sugar. The highlight of today will be Damnoen Saduak, where you will board a private boat, travel through some of the canals, get a glimpse of real canal side life and explore the floating markets. There you will be able to disembark the boat and experience the floating markets by yourself. You can wander up and down the canals or take the paddle boat option where you can experience the action on the canals. Our next stop will be a small local village in the estuary and mangrove swamps. The mangrove is home to dozens of macaque monkeys that will swim to our boat in the hopes of getting a snack from you. Once the tour is over, we will take you back to your hotel.
Dinner at a nice vegan restaurant.
Day 3, 18. April 2019
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive 53km north to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayutthaya. On our way we will stop at Bang Pa In Summer Palace where you can see the mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. Arriving at Ayutthaya, we will visit the first Temple of the day (Wat Yai Chaimongkhol) and have some lunch afterwards. We will see a further selection of some of the most interesting temples and remnants Ayutthaya has to offer. Our day will finish with our drive back to your hotel or airport for your short flight to Ho Chi Min City.
Transfer from HCMC Airport to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Delicious dinner in town.
Day 4, 19. April 2019
Transfer from your hotel to your vegan floating home for the next 7 nights.
Sail away the vegan way and enjoy your cruise. : )
Included in the pre-cruise program (price is per person):
- 2 nights in Bangkok in a very good 4*SUP or 5* hotel, including breakfast buffet with vegan options
- 1 night in Ho Chi Minh City in a very good 4*SUP or 5* hotel, including breakfast buffet with vegan options
- 2 evening meals in Bangkok; 1 dinner in Ho Chi Minh City
- Program as advertised (itinerary is subject to change)
- Refreshments during sightseeing tours
- One-way flight Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh City, including baggage allowance of 23kg per adult
- All airport transfers (Bangkok Airport – Hotel in BKK – Bangkok Airport; HCMC Airport – HCMC Hotel)
- Vegan Travel (Pre-)Cruise Director : )
- Experienced local guides