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A 15 day magical adventure through the highlights of Vietnam and Thailand, two countries that are very different and yet so rich in history and culture.  Begin in Hanoi, with motorbike filled streets, French influenced boulevards, and romantic lakes. Cruise the mystical Halong Bay and walk the charming street of old Hoian.  A town filled with colorful lanterns, quaint shops, and outstanding riverside restaurants. Your taste buds are in for a treat on this journey! Visit historical sites of Ho Chi Minh, explore the serene countryside by cruising narrow canals on the famous Mekong Delta.
Experience the beauty and diversity of Thailand. Bangkok, a modern metropolis and city that never sleeps has wonderful ethnic neighbourhoods that help make this city so intriguing. Night markets, temples, tuk tuks, street stalls, and the warm smiles of Thai people make this country so inviting. The serenity of the north and postcard perfect beaches of the south will leave you well rested.

Start city: Hanoi

End city: Phu Ket

Duration: 15 Days 14 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Hanoi – Halong – Hoian – Hue – Saigon – Mekong Delta – Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Phu Khet

- Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi and from Phu Ket

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Tour Brief

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An
Day 5: Hoian – My Son Holy land – Walking tour
Day 6: Hoian – Hue
Day 7: Hue City Tour
Day 8: Hue – Fly to Saigon
Day 9: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon.
Day 10: Saigon – Bangkok
Day 11: Bangkok – Chiang Mai
Day 12: Chiang Mai
Day 13: Chiang Mai – Phuket.
Day 14: Phuket – Free at leisure.
Day 15: Phuket – Departure.

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.
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6 Persons $2,152 Reservation
4 Persons $2,335 Reservation
2 Persons $2,620 Reservation
1 Person $3,220 Reservation
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
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Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas; Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum – except Monday, Friday, afternoons, and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; West Lake; the Temple of Literature; and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
*** The itinerary can be subject to change due to weather condition & different cruise
Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as we navigate back to Halong City. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi for your in-country flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you and take you to your hotel in Hoian.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 5: Hoian – My Son Holy land – Walking tour
Today you travel 40km outside of Hoian to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: My Son. Surrounded by the Cat’s Tooth Mountains, My Son is home to the ancient Cham ruins and is often referred to as Vietnam’s Angkor Wat.  Return to Hoian for lunch.
In the afternoon, take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. End the day with a relaxing sunset boat trip.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Day 6: Hoian – Hue
Depart Hoian for the scenic mountainous drive to Hue. Stop at the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam, to admire the spectacular views and at the fishing village of Lang Co for a drink. Spend the afternoon on a leisurely tour through the Mausoleums of King Tu Duc (a replica of the king’s palace built for the next reincarnation of the king) & King Khai Dinh, before exploring the vibrant Dong Ba riverside market
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 7: Hue City Tour
Spend the morning on a private boat cruise down the romantic Perfume River to visit the iconic Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), an elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower that has become Hue’s most widely recognizable monument, and the ornate Minh Mang's tomb.
You then visit to the Imperial Citadel, home to the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City – once the Emperor's private residence. The Imperial City was created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Imperial Enclosure houses many palaces and temples within its walls. Continue on your tour stopping at the Imperial Museum & Tu Hieu Pagoda
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 8: Hue – Fly to Saigon
Morning flight to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing then set out on a guided city tour.  In the afternoon you will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 9: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon.
Today you travel to the Mekong River Delta on a day trip to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape. Your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be. Start your tour with a visit to Cai Be’s colorful floating market, cruising among the local barges stuffed-full of fruits and vegetables. Visit some local workshops then enjoy a delicious lunch served in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. The cruise ends around 3:30 PM in Vinh Long. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 10: Saigon – Bangkok
Morning, you will take flight to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Upon arrival at the airport and after clearing immigration and customs, meet with your guide and transfer to the hotel for check in.  In the afternoon, you will set out for the sightseeing tour to visit main attractions in Bangkok: Wat Traimit – houses the world’s largest massive gold seated Buddha; Wat Pho – one of the largest temple complexes in city and famed for giant reclining Buddha as well as the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage; Wat Arun – better known as the Temple of the Dawn. On evening time, we will enjoy Siam Niramit Show. This must-see spectacular show is performed on the gigantic stage listed in the Guinness World Records!
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok
Day 11: Bangkok – Chiang Mai
Breakfast at hotel and then visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok – Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The most famous building on the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple (Wat) in Thailand. In the afternoon, flight to Chiang Mai. On your arrival, you will be picked up & transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.
Day 12: Chiang Mai
After breakfast at the hotel, your driver and guide will pick you up and you will drive to the old city to see its dike and ruined walls. The first visit is Chedi Luang Temple which began construction in the 14th century but was then destroyed by an earthquake in 1545 but it still remains the tallest structure in Chiang Mai today. The next visit is Phra Singh Wat - the most prestigious temple in Chiang Mai built in 1345. Visiting this temple will give you a rich glimpse of Lanna temple art and architecture. Then you continue your drive to Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple – located 1,050 meters above sea level. It is the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand. Here you can see the marvelous golden pagoda, which is containing the holy relics of Lord Buddha. From the summit of Suthep Mountain, you can see the panoramic view of Chiang Mai city and Ping valley.  
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai
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Day 13: Chiang Mai – Phuket.
After breakfast, transfer for domestic flight to Phuket – Thailand’s largest island. In addition to its beautiful landscapes, Phuket has a diverse culture, a vibrant provincial capital and a host of recreational activities.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket
Day 14: Phuket – Free at leisure.
Your free time for relaxing, diving or snorkeling…
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket
Day 15: Phuket – Departure.
Free time for last minute swimming before transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination.
Bon Voyage!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • 4 domestic flights: Hanoi – Danang; Hue – Saigon; Bangkok – Chiang Mai; Chiang Mai – Phu Ket.
  • 1 International fight Saigon – Bangkok.
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in everage.
  • Private tours, transfers with air-conditioned and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guides.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Price Excluded

  • Other International flights.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam & Thailand Visa fees.
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. Travel Vietnam can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights.
Call us on +84983 787 868 to speak to one of our experts.

Comments  

# Riaan Saran 2018-06-19 08:16
If we are traveling as a an 8 person group, can we pay separately?
# Nga Phan 2018-06-19 09:02
Thank you for your question, Riaan Saran. Regarding your concern, the package will be arranged for your group as private basis, and you can pay separately as requested. The payment can be made by bank transfer or secured online link (by credit card). One of our travel consultants will get back to you by email to understand more about your travel interest. Best regards.

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