Discover the Serene Beauty of Southeast Asia 18 Days / 17 Nights

Discover the Serene Beauty of Southeast Asia 18 Days / 17 Nights
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Bangkok 17 Destinations Luang Prabang
BangKok Ayutthaya Chiang Mai Chiang Rai White Temple Golden Triangle Mae Sai border Hanoi Halong Bay Ho Chi Minh Mekong Delta Siem Reap Angkor temples Luang Prabang Kuangsi Waterfall Phousi Mount Pak Ou caves
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Southeast Asia tours have become increasingly popular among travelers seeking adventure and relaxation in a unique and stunning region of the world. This 18-day, 17-night tour takes you through the serene beauty of some of the most breathtaking destinations in Southeast Asia, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Mekong Delta and Siem Reap. Each stop on the journey offers a different yet equally awe-inspiring experience. the bustling city streets of Bangkok to the peaceful Mekong River and its surrounding villages, you will be immersed in the culture, beauty and spirituality of Southeast Asia. The tour also includes a visit to the mystical temples and pagodas of Hanoi and a serene cruise through the towering limestone formations of Halong Bay. This unforgettable journey will leave you rejuvenated and inspired by Southeast Asia's natural wonders.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Indulge in the vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and exciting sights of BangKok 
  2. Get ready to be blown away by the opulence and grandeur of the esteemed Royal Grand Palace
  3. Unlock the Beauty of the Chao Phraya River
  4. Experience the magic of Bangkok's renowned landmark, Wat Po
  5. Step back in time and discover the wonders of ancient capital Ayutthaya with us
  6. Experience the cultural richness, natural beauty, and adventure that Chiang Mai
  7. Join us on an unforgettable journey to the stunning Wat Prathat Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai. Immerse yourself in the magic and beauty of this iconic mountain temple 
  8. Embark on a journey to Thailand's charming city of Chiang Rai and discover the captivating beauty of its iconic landmarks, the majestic White Temple to the fascinating Mae Sai border and traditional long neck hill tribe village
  9. Immerse yourself in the bustling streets, cultural landmarks, and delicious food of Hanoi through our unique and unforgettable city tour
  10. Explore Halong Bay's World Natural Heritage on an Overnight Cruise
  11. Experience the hidden history of Vietnam with our tour to Cu Chi Tunnel and Ho Chi Minh City. Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with this unforgettable journey
  12. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and natural wonders of Mekong Delta with our unique tour experiences
  13. Step a world of splendor and history as you discover the complex of highlighted temples in Angkor
  14. Get ready to be enchanted by the beauty of Luang Prabang! Join our city tour and explore Kuangsi Waterfall and Phousi Mount for an unforgettable adventure.
  15. Experience the majestic Pak Ou caves in Laos like never before – on a scenic boat tour
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BangKok Arrival
BangKok Arrival

When you arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, you will be welcomed by our friendly tour guide and driver. They will escort you to your hotel for check-in (Check-in time is at 14:00). After your flight, take some time to unwind and relax.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

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Visit the highlight attractions in Bangkok
Visit the highlight attractions in Bangkok

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, our knowledgeable guide and driver will pick you up to embark on a remarkable journey through the city's most captivating Buddhist temples. Prepare to be in awe of the breathtaking solid gold Buddha at Wat Traimit, weighing several tons. Next, we'll visit the renowned Wat Po, where the blind find empowerment through training to become skilled masseuses. Our adventure continues with a visit to the esteemed Royal Grand Palace, considered the most sacred site in the entire Kingdom of Thailand. Step the enchanting world of an ancient Thai court as you stroll through the compound's majestic halls. The Temple of the sacred Emerald Buddha awaits, offering a truly mesmerizing experience.

Relish a delightful lunch at a local restaurant before we set off to explore the edges of the Chao Phraya River. Board a charming long-tail boat, and travel through the picturesque canals of Thonburi, where a time-honored and gracious way of life still flourishes. Along the way, feel free to indulge in snacks, purchase charming trinkets, or take a quick restroom break at the various stops. Our next destination is none other than the iconic Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, with its striking silhouette that you'll surely recognize. Legend has it that the pottery fragments adorning its towering spire were salvaged a shipwreck close to a century ago.

As the day comes to a close, we'll transfer you back to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind. Overnight in the vibrant city of Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

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Visit the ancient capital Ayutthaya
Visit the ancient capital Ayutthaya

Join us on an unforgettable adventure to Ayuthaya! After breakfast, our friendly tour guide will pick you up your hotel in Bangkok. Prepare to be amazed as we drive to Ayuthaya and explore the wonders it has to offer.

Our first stop is the stunning Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, renowned as one of the most beautiful Summer Palaces in Thailand. Get your cameras ready as we continue to Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a temple that never fails to capture the hearts of photographers. Our journey then takes us to the enchanting temples of Wat Phra Mahathat, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, and Wat Ratburana.

But the excitement doesn't end there! Brace yourself for the impressive Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, where you can marvel at the grandeur of the Reclining Buddha Image and explore the ancient ruins of the Royal Grand Palace & Temples. After all the sightseeing, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Ayuthaya.

On our way back to Bangkok, we will make a stop for you to try some delightful local sweet snacks and refresh with a refreshing coconut juice break. Finally, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Bangkok, where you can relax and unwind after a day filled with incredible discoveries.

Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and beauty of Ayuthaya. Book your tour now and create lasting memories!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai - Free to relax
Bangkok to Chiang Mai - Free to relax

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Two hours before your flight, our professional driver will take you to Bangkok airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by our knowledgeable guide who will then accompany you to the hotel for a smooth check-in process. Enjoy your overnight stay in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

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Visit some highlights in Chiang Mai
Visit some highlights in Chiang Mai

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, and get ready for an exciting adventure! Our friendly tour guide and driver will arrive at your hotel to whisk you away to the magnificent Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the iconic mountain temple of Chiang Mai. Prepare to be enchanted by its captivating golden pagoda, adorned with 6 kg of pure gold at its peak, and the rest shimmering in gold plating. As the temple bells resonate through the air, you'll be treated to a breathtaking view of the city, offering endless opportunities for stunning photographs.

In the afternoon, we'll embark on a tricycle (samlor) ride around the enchanting Old City. Discover the historic city moats and gates as we make our way to the Three Kings Monument, a place to pay tribute to the First King of Chiang Mai, King Mengrai, and where the fascinating stories of this ancient city unfold. Our journey continues to the City Art & Cultural Center (closed on Monday), once the palace of King Kawiroros Suriyavongse. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and learn about every facet of Chiang Mai's history, its prehistoric origins to the vibrant present. Marvel at the seamless integration of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds that have come together to create the mesmerizing local culture at the heart of Chiang Mai's charm.

A visit to the renowned "Waroros Market" awaits, where you can explore a vibrant array of fresh fruits, vegetables, delectable foods, and all the essentials of daily life. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of this lively market before we conclude our day's adventures and return to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, relaxing and unwinding in the comfort of your accommodation.

Prepare for an unforgettable overnight stay in Chiang Mai, filled with delightful experiences that will leave a lasting impression.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Rai - White Temple - Golden Triangle - Mae Sai border - Long Neck hill tribe Village
Chiang Rai - White Temple - Golden Triangle - Mae Sai border - Long Neck hill tribe Village

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, get ready for an exciting day ahead! Our guide and driver will be waiting for you at your hotel. We'll kick off our adventure by heading to Chinag Rai, with a scenic stop at a hot spring along the way.

Once we arrive in Chiang Rai Town, get ready to be amazed by the stunning Wat Rongkhon, also known as the White Temple. This architectural masterpiece was created by one of the nation's top artists. Our journey continues to the ancient city of Chiang Saen before reaching the famous "Golden Triangle," where three countries meet.

A well-deserved lunch break awaits at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of the region. Next, we'll make our way to Mae Sai, a vibrant city situated on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Here, you'll have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Akha and Yao hill tribe villages, as well as the renowned Long Neck Karen Village.

As the day winds down, we'll return to Chiang Mai, where you'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel. Rest up and get ready for more adventures in the days to come.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai - Hanoi - Free time to explore Hanoi
Chiang Mai  - Hanoi - Free time to explore Hanoi

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel before immersing yourself in the charm of the ancient town of Chiang Mai. Later, our driver will pick you up about 3 hours before your flight departs and take you to Chiang Mai International Airport for your flight to Hanoi Capital. Upon arrival, our friendly guide will greet you and accompany you to your centrally located hotel. Take some time to explore the vibrant streets, experience the local life, or simply unwind at your hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay in Hanoi, where you'll be treated to a delightful breakfast and comfortable accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi city tour
Hanoi city tour

At 8:00 AM, after enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, our friendly tour guide will greet you and kick off our exciting exploration of Hanoi city. Our first stop will be the renowned Ho Chi Minh Complex, where you can pay your respects to Uncle Ho at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Marvel at the splendid French architecture of the Presidential Palace and discover the quaint Ho Chi Minh House on stilts, which offers a glimpse the simple yet profound life of the revered Vietnamese president. Don't miss the chance to visit the One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic and unmissable attraction of Hanoi due to its unique architecture.

After savoring a scrumptious lunch, we'll continue our journey to the Temple of Literature, a historic landmark that proudly stands as Vietnam's first-ever university. Immerse yourself in Vietnam's rich culture as we visit the Museum of Ethnology, unraveling fascinating insights the diverse traditions and customs that shape this beautiful nation. To fully experience the charm of Hanoi, we will embark on a leisurely tour of the Old Quarter aboard a traditional cyclo, meandering through its labyrinthine streets. This unhurried pace allows you to soak up the captivating blend of classic and contemporary vibes that define the capital.

Around 4:00 PM, our enchanting tour will come to an end, leaving you with ample free time to indulge in shopping or simply relax in the vibrant city of Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise
Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise

Get ready for an exciting day in Halong Bay, the UNESCO recognized World Natural Heritage site. At 08.00 AM, our driver will pick you up at the hotel. As you embark on the cruise, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and a tour briefing. Indulge in a delicious lunch while the ship navigates through the stunning limestone islands.

Take the opportunity to relax on the sundeck or unwind in your cozy cabin. In the afternoon, dive the warm and calm water for a refreshing swim or opt for an adventurous kayak experience. Kayaking is suitable for all ages and skill levels, and our expert guide will provide basic paddling instructions.

After exploring the bay for an hour, we will return to the cruise for some relaxation time before joining a fun-filled cooking class in the late afternoon. In the evening, delight in a superb dinner onboard and spend a comfortable overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.

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Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh
Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in the early morning. Don't miss the Tai Chi Class on the sun deck—it's a must. Sit on the upper deck, relax, and take in the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising the emerald water. After breakfast, we'll explore Sung Sot cave, one of Halong Bay's finest grottoes. Keep cruising and pass the fishing village to witness its unique way of life. At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, allowing you to savor the last moments in the bay before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

Around 12:00 noon, we disembark and transfer back to Hanoi airport for your next flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will be waiting to escort you to the hotel, where you can relax and unwind in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City tour
Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City tour

At around 08:30 am, our driver and guide will pick you up your hotel to embark on a captivating private excursion to the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels. These tunnels, once a significant battleground of the Vietnam War, housed an intricate network of trap doors, living areas, storage facilities, factories, hospitals, and command centers. Today, they stand as a fascinating tourist attraction, allowing you to immerse yourself in the underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War.

After a delectable lunch, prepare for a city sightseeing adventure. Explore the intriguing War Remnants or History Museum, visit the former Presidential Palace, and take a leisurely stroll to witness the charming Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House, and City Hall.

Once the tour concludes, return to your hotel and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. You will be staying overnight in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh

Join us at 07.30 AM for an unforgettable journey in the Mekong Delta. Our friendly guide will pick you up the hotel lobby and whisk you away to discover the unique local life that awaits.

The day begins with a visit to the vibrant Cai Be floating market, where you can witness the hustle and bustle of locals trading their goods. Next, we'll take you to a local workshop, where you'll see the fascinating process of making rice paper, coconut treats, and crunchy pop-rice. Indulge in these delectable delights as you savor a warm cup of tea.

Immerse yourself even further the serene countryside as our skilled rowers guide you through the enchanting smaller canals. Breathe in the peaceful atmosphere and marvel at the beauty that surrounds you.

After a delectable lunch served at a local house, we'll venture to Tan Phong island. Embark on a leisurely bike ride or take a leisurely stroll along the village paths, as you catch glimpses of the daily lives of the locals. Explore the orchards, schools, churches, pagodas, and traditional houses. You might even discover the ancestral methods of fruit picking in the Mekong Delta. Along the way, we'll make stops to witness the intricate process of making rice-net for spring rolls, sewing coconut leaves for cottage roofs, and experience the art of weaving dried water hyacinths exquisite products like baskets, bags, hats, wallets, and shoes.

Our journey continues with a visit to the enchanting Mekong garden, where you can unwind with a cup of tea while enjoying the captivating melodies of traditional music. As the day winds down, we'll board the cruise, bidding farewell to the mesmerizing landscapes of the Mekong Delta. We will arrive back at Cai Be pier around 3.30 PM and then make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City.

End the day with a relaxing stay in your cozy hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

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Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap
Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap

Upon checking out, your stay in Ho Chi Minh City comes to an end. Next, we'll board a flight to Siem Reap, an enchanting destination exuding the charm of Southeast Asia. Upon arrival at the airport, our friendly guide will be waiting outside the terminal to extend a warm welcome and assist with your transfer to the hotel. If your room isn't ready yet, you can drop off your luggage and begin exploring Siem Reap. During the transfer, our knowledgeable guide will provide an introduction to Siem Reap City and share important information about traffic, currency, shopping areas, and more.

As we drive through Sivutha Street, Old Market/Pub Street, and Wat Damnak bridge, you'll get a glimpse of the city's highlights, allowing you to plan your own leisure time accordingly. In the evening, don't miss the unforgettable experience of enjoying a traditional Apsara Dance performance accompanied by a delightful dinner. The graceful artists, adorned in silk garments, will captivate you with their precise movements, vibrant energy, and warm smiles. After a mesmerizing evening, we'll spend the night in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

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Discover complex of highlighted Angkor temples
Discover complex of highlighted Angkor temples

Start your day early to beat the crowd and visit the mesmerizing Ta Prohm, where nature and ruins merge an enchanting and exotic sight. Picture yourself surrounded by the majestic roots of trees embracing the temple's stone blocks, a memory that will linger forever. Afterward, explore the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat, one of the world's most impressive sites. Be captivated by the fine Apsara carvings, showcasing the art of the Angkorian era. Lunch will be at your own leisure.
In the afternoon, uncover the mysteries of the Royal city of Angkor Thom. Prepare to be awestruck by the sight of its 54-tower temple, initially appearing as a shapeless mass of stone. But upon closer examination, you'll discover faces gazing at you, one after another, transporting you to a primitive and distant time. Discover the surrounding areas, including Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace, and the Royal Palace area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

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Siem Reap - Luang Prabang
Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

Get ready to immerse yourself in the last unforgettable moments of Siem Reap! After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, we'll embark on a scenic 1-hour drive to Kampong Phluk Floating Village. Settled permanently on the Tonle Sap Lake, this village is not only attached to a small land-based community but also boasts a remarkable mangrove forest, offering a unique experience in the Siem Reap area. You'll have the chance to board a local boat and cruise through the waterways, immersing yourself in the authentic and diverse lifestyle of the local floating community. We'll disembark at a traditional house on stilts, where a delightful catered lunch will be waiting for you. Take the opportunity to admire the simple yet fascinating lifestyle and engage with your hospitable host to learn more about their way of living on the water.

Later, we'll transfer you back to your hotel, leaving the remainder of the day for you to explore at your leisure. As your departure time approaches, approximately 3 hours before your flight, our driver will come and pick you up for a smooth transfer to the airport. Once you arrive in Luang Prabang, a captivating former capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage site, our friendly tour guide and driver will warmly welcome you. Located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers in northern Laos, this sacred city enchants with its golden-roofed wats, saffron-robed monks, and remnants of French colonial architecture. Feel free to relax and unwind at your own pace.

Get ready for an enchanting overnight stay in Luang Prabang, where you'll have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the wonders of this UNESCO-listed city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang city tour - Visit Kuangsi Waterfall - Phousi Mount
Luang Prabang city tour - Visit Kuangsi Waterfall - Phousi Mount

Embark on your city tour in Luang Prabang starting with the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Laos as we explore the exhibits. We continue on foot to the renowned Wat Mai temple, famous for its golden bas-relief. Next, we visit the revered Wat Xieng Thong temple, adorned with exquisite carvings and mosaics.

Our excursion then takes us towards the captivating Khouangsi Waterfall. Along the way, we'll visit ethnic minority villages, providing a glimpse their vibrant lifestyles. Upon reaching the falls, take a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or stroll along enchanting forest paths. As the late afternoon approaches, we return to Luang Prabang and ascend the Phousi Mount. Discover the sacred, gilded stupa and marvel at the stunning sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

Afterward, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the night market, offering a wide array of beautifully crafted textiles by local and hill tribe artisans. Finally, we'll transfer you to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Visit Pak Ou caves by boat
Visit Pak Ou caves by boat

Experience the captivating charm of Laos with an optional early start, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing daily morning alms giving ritual alongside saffron-clad monks. Witness the preservation of this ancient tradition, exclusively practiced in the only Buddhist nation to uphold this procession.

Embark on an upstream cruise along the serene Mekong River, treating your senses to panoramic views of the tranquil countryside. En route, we'll make unforgettable stops at the Pak Ou Caves, awe-inspiring sanctuaries housing thousands of sacred Buddha images. Discover the wonders of local life as we visit quaint villages, including Ban Xanghai, renowned for its production of aromatic rice wine. Our journey continues to Ban Xang Khong, a village celebrated for its marvelous silk hand weaving and traditional Saa Paper making.

As the day comes to an end, we return to Luang Prabang, where you can relax and relish in the enchanting ambiance.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang Departure
Luang Prabang Departure

You have free time to enjoy at your leisure until we pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight back home. We sincerely thank you for choosing to travel to our region and hope that you have had a wonderful vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast

Domestic flight with airport tax as listed in above itinerary

Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles

Local English-speaking guides

Kayaking on Halong Bay

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Mineral water placed in your cabin

Entrance fees, performaces, boat trips as mentioned in the itineraries

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Our prices do not include

International flights not mentioned

Travel insurance

Visa stamp fees

Early check-in & late check-out surcharge

Personal expenses

Meals not mentioned

Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers

All other services not mentioned above

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