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Vietnam and Thailand

Tailor-made journey

Vietnam & Thailand

Explore the fascinating cultures of Vietnam and Thailand

On this 17 day tailor-made journey to Vietnam and Thailand, start by exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi, before joining an overnight cruise of Halong Bay, enjoying the stunning scenery and vistas along the way. In Hue see the imperial tombs and citadel, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An. From Ho Chi Minh City fly to Bangkok, then on to Kanchanaburi, seeing the legendary Bridge over the River Kwai, and ending the tour at Ayutthaya.

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Thai Food Som Tam With Khao Niaw and Gai Yang
Hanoi Long Bien Bridge vietnam

Locations you will be visiting

  • Hanoi West Lake vietnam

    Hanoi

    Those looking for history, colonial legacy and modern outlook can find it all in Vietnam’s buzzing...

    2 Days

  • boats river sunset Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An

    This was one of southeast Asia’s major ports, this charming town retains a sense of history in its...

    2 Days

  • bangkok temple dawn thailand

    Bangkok

    The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, is an exciting, buzzing city, with plenty to see and do.

    2 Days

  • Ayutthaya Thailand

    Ayutthaya

    The historic city of Ayutthaya is located around 80km north of Bangkok and was the ancient capital o...

    1 Day

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Vietnam and Thailand

17 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Hanoi

Fly from the UK to Hanoi.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

You will be met on arrival and, transferred to your hotel for a two night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get your bearings or relax.

DAY 3 Hanoi (BL)

Explore Hanoi, spending time at the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Vietnam History Museum and Hanoi Opera House. Stroll around the Old Quarter and watch a traditional Water Puppet Show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Hanoi to Halong Bay

Journey by shuttle bus through verdant farmlands to Halong City, and board a traditional wooden junk boat for the overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Cruise past beautiful rock formations, visit the Surprise Cave and Titov Island.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive, Cruise
DAY 5 Fly to Hue

After Tai Chi on the sundeck and breakfast, explore the Dark and Bright Cave, and enjoy brunch as the boat winds through the limestone rocks. Catch the shuttle bus back to Hanoi, for your flight to Hue. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Cruise, Airplane
DAY 6 Hue

Following breakfast, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Perfume River, stopping off at the Thien Mu Pagoda. You should also visit the Imperial Citadal and the Forbidden City. End the day with some retail therapy at a vibrant local market.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 Hue and drive to Hoi An

Drive along the dramatic Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. Hoi An is easily explored on foot, so in the afternoon, we have organised a short walking tour of the city to help you discover the local area.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 8 Hoi An Ancient Town

Day at leisure to explore Hoi An and its surrounding area. why not take advantage of one of the optional tours and experiences available, by booking a cooking class to get a true flavour of Vietnam, or enjoy a cycle ride to the local beach for a refreshing swim.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Your morning, after breakfast, is free for last minute explorations of Hoi An. After a tasty lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, stopping at the Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum on the way. On arrival, you will meet your guide and transferred to the hotel to check-in.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Fly
DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City

Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour, visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, and the city’s biggest wholesale market in China Town. This afternoon, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels on the city’s outskirts.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11 Mekong Delta

Drive to the Mekong Delta and sail along the Ben Tre River, through picturesque mangroves. Visit a brickworks and rice paper workshop, as well as a coconut workshop and a bee garden, for some local fruit with a cup of honey tea. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive, Boat
DAY 12 Fly to Bangkok

Fly to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 13 Half Day Canal Tour

Enjoy a half day Canal Tour on a long-tailed boat, to visit the legendary Wat Arun. Relax, watching the world pass by as you drift along the waterways, taking in the sights and sounds of this fascinating region.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 14 Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Drive to Kanchanaburi, stopping on the way at the moving and poignant, Bridge Over the River Kwai, the Death Railway, War cemeteries and the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, before arriving at your hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 15 Erawan Waterfall

Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a visit to the Erawan Waterfall. Here you can walk all the way to the top of the waterfall, or have a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of one of the falls many pools.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 16 Hellfire Pass to Ayutthaya

Drive to Hellfire Pass, and continue on to Ayutthaya, stopping at Bang Pa In Palace on the way. The palace was once used as the summer residence for the Kings of Thailand.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 17 Fly to UK

After a hotel breakfast, you have time for an optional visit to the temples at Ayutthaya. Following lunch, transfer to Bangkok Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Hoi An Central Market vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam & Cambodia: Cookery Demonstrations and Classes

    Cooking classes can be arranged in both Vietnam and Cambodia.

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  • Vietnam

    Vietnam: Pottery and Train Experience, Hanoi

    Take your place at the potter's wheel and make your own piece of art to take home.

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  • halong bay seaplane 4 vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam: Sea Plane to Halong Bay

    Fly-over the scenic Halong Bay. A fantastic way to see the dramatic islands and limestone peaks of the bay.

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  • Vietnam

    Indochina: Relax at a Yoga Retreat

    Join Yoga Retreat that emphasis on natural living, wellness and to truly release stress from your daily life.

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Sample Accommodation

Sunline Paon Hotel

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Bhaya Classic Cruise

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Eldora Hotel

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La Residencia Hotel

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Harmony Saigon Hotel

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Ramada Plaza Menam Bangkok Riverside

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U Inchantree Hotel Kanchanaburi

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Krungsri River Hotel Ayutthaya

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What's included:
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • 4★ Accommodation based on twin share
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours as stated
  • Meals as stated
  • Local tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Personal spending

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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