Incredible Vietnam – Thailand 19 Days

Incredible Vietnam – Thailand 19 Days

19 Days

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Arrive in Hanoi

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide who will escort you to a waiting vehicle for your transfer to downtown with a brief introduction en route. Your guide will be holding a welcome signboard with the ASIA TOUR ADVISOR LOGO & your name. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture and tranquil lakes of this unique city.

Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.

Notes:
+ Hotel check-in time is from 14:00/ early check-in subject to room availability
+ We’re flexible to switch the itinerary if you want to start/finish your trip in another city

Hanoi city tour

After breakfast at your hotel .The guide pick you up at your hotel and then visit the capital of Vietnam, a city that celebrated 1.000 years in 2010 has countless fascinating cultural and historic sites and our days' tour will visit the highlights.

See the grand and solemn mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh (viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Oct-Nov), the 'icon of Hanoi' - The One Pillar Pagoda, West Lake's Tran Quoc temple. After lunch, visit the beautiful Temple of Literature, take a cycle for visiting the bustling Old Quarter .

Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure or on your own activities.

Hanoi – Halong bay

We'll pick you up at hotel and drive through the verdant Red River Delta to make our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. You'll board a luxury junk ship for an overnight cruise-- while you relax on-board you can marvel at the incredible limestone karsts that jut out of the sea and the thousands of jungle-covered islands that seem to float on the waves. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin swirl around hidden grottoes and ancient caves to create an enchanting, timeless world.

We'll serve you a fresh seafood lunch while you sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible view with a drink in your hand. We'll take you to a traditional fishing village where the locals have created an entire town on the decks of their boats, then you can explore Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for cocktails, canapés, and a spectacular sunset. End your day with a romantic, candlelit dinner.

Halong Bay – Hanoi airport – Fly to Danang/ car to Hoi An

Begin the day with a Tai Chi class on deck in the early morning mist or just admire the beautiful scenery as the sun rises over the azure waters. Choose between an excursions to a secluded island with a sandy beach for a swim or join the chef for a cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy a leisurely brunch while your junk cruises Halong Bay, passing islets and caves as you make your way back to the dock.

Your driver will meet you when you disembark and transfer you straight to the airport for a short flight to Danang. Meet your guide upon arrival and heading to your hotel

Hoi An was a prosperous port from the 16th to 19th centuries trading with merchants from China, Japan, India, Indonesia and Europe who came to buy silk, spices and porcelain. Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Quarter is beautifully preserved with ornate pagodas, antique trading houses and old tile-roofed shops.

It is a rich architectural fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles. Many of the historic buildings lining the canals and pedestrian streets have been converted into art galleries, boutique restaurants, bars and cafes. Hoi An is surrounded by attractive countryside with traditional farming and fishing, and by sandy beaches with modern seaside resorts.

Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to change according to weather conditions & different cruise operators

Hoi An exploring

Option 1 – Cooking class:

Your cooking class today will begin with a visit to a colorful local markets, buying all the necessary ingredients and head back to prepare. Your cheft will demonstrate how to cook some typical Vietnam cruisine, you will then start cooking yourself and enjoy what you have cooked 
In the afternoon, exploring the enchanting time-capsule town of Old Hoi An on a walking tour with your guide.

Hoi An was a major sea port in Asia and it resulted in a fusion of style and culture that has been perfectly preserved. Wander traditional Chinese shops, luxurious French homes, and an ancient Japanese bridge. The town is home to silk markets, Vietnamese food stalls, and talented street performers-- all of which are sure to charm you.

Option 2 – Vegetable village:

Breakfast at your hotel and then it’s time for a little bit of exercise and a bike ride to Tra Que Vilage and a visit to a local farm. This is a very special involvement in true Vietnamese rural life. You will learn about the history of the village and then be shown the daily practices of growing vegetables. You will learn how the vegetables are used in traditional Vietnamese medicine. You will join in the activities of the farmers – collecting seaweed fertilizer, sowing, raking, watering and picking. Your cultural immersion continues as you join the family to prepare and eat the lunch you have helped grow.

You will also taste other local specialties such a Tam huu (spring roll) and Bahn xeo (pancake). Of course you must also join in the after lunch nap before returning to the fiel to learn how to harvest and wrap the produce. Mid-afternoon we wave goodbye to your new friends and go back to Hoian for visiting Hoian Old Quarter. Return to your hotel for relaxing

Option 3 – Countryside biking or motor riding:

Our guide will pick you up at the hotel by motobike, riding to Tra Que village and then ride back to the river for aboard a local ferry to Kim Bong Village. This village is not only famous for wood carving but weaving sleeping mat as well, so we will stop at a family to see how they weave the mat for every day use in the old time before having today popular mattresses.

Visit a local family making the famous local noodle - Mi Quang is the other chance to learn the local life. You also have a chance to make make and eat the perfect banh dap (rice cracker). Riding into a small village , gearing up for an adrenalin pumping 300 metre bamboo bridge river crossing to the opposing landscape of the sea-board side of the island making our way to Duy Hai market and harbour. Here, the local ferry crossing takes guests to the water coconut palm fringed Cam Thanh village. Have lunch at Cam Thanh homestay. Back your hotel by motobike.

Note: If you prefer biking than scooter tour, we can be flexible to modify the route, matching with your cycling ability.

Hoi An free day

The most common regret from travelers leaving Vietnam is staying too short in Hoi An! You can stay from three to five nights or even longer, it’s really hard to run out of things to see & do in Hoi An. From the lanterns to the beach, from the boat trips to the shopping, from the vegetable villages to the handcraft areas.

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy time on your own activities or ask our travel experts to organize our Hoi An tour collections.

Hoian – Danang - Fly to Saigon

You'll have the morning for a leisurely breakfast before we come to collect you and take you to Danang to catch a flight to Saigon. When you arrive at the airport, you will be met and transferred directly to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure.

Cu Chi tunnel & Saigon city

We'll pick you up in the morning and take you to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a major part of the Vietnam-American War and a fascinating day trip-- explore the mysterious tunnels, find hidden doors and once-deadly traps.

After lunch we'll go back to HCMC and spend the afternoon either visiting the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, whichever you prefer. Then stroll around the city's colonial streets in the evening to the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.

Saigon – Mekong day trip

From Ho Chi Minh we'll take a short drive through lush green rice fields into the Mekong Delta and the town of My Tho. We'll stop to visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda and take a hand-rowed sampan boat down the mighty Mekong, drifting under the shade of coconut trees through the river's natural canals. You'll get to see wooden stilt houses, aromatic fruit plantations and traditional fishing villages built along the banks. At Tortoise Islet we'll stop to have lunch in an orchard garden, then continue down the river to An Khang.

If you'd like, we can take a short bicycle tour (you can apply for a private tour if time permits) and enjoy seasonal fruit, honey, and tea to the beautiful sounds of southern Vietnamese folk music performed by local musicians. In one of the small river villages you can taste delicious, hand-made coconut candies while you experience the idyllic rural lifestyle. Later, you will be transferred back to Saigon or leisure evening.

Saigon - Fly to Bangkok

You'll have the morning for a leisurely breakfast before we come to collect you and take you to the airport to catch a flight to Bangkok. When you arrive at the airport, you will be met and transferred directly to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at sleisure.

Grand Palace - Temples grand royal palace

Today we will make Bangkok city tour including the Royal Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho -the largest Buddhist temple with its colossal reclining Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant. then visit take ferry to Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River.

It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples you can visit in Bangkok.

Wat Arun (or temple of the dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water, next visit Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, and then transfer back to hotel.

Full day Floating Market – Mae Klong Market

Pick up from the hotel in Bangkok for Damnern Saduak floating market. On the way will be passing the largest source of salt production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway.Visit Mae Klong Market. (The World’s Most Fascinating Marketplace), an open – air Marketplace.

People sell locally grown fruits, freshly caught seafood, dried spices, peppers, and other local foods. Amazing! Train tracks run right through the marketplace. When the train comes by, vendors have to close up their canopy and wait for it to pass. Naturally, it’s a popular spot with the tourists. Visit Coconut Garden, see how the sugar is being made right from the coconut syrup of coconut flower. Then take long-tail boat going along narrow canal surround the plantation.

Arrive at Damnern Saduak floating market. See a fascinating Thai way of life from the ancient time that is still widely practiced in this area. A chance to try various kinds of exotic Thai fruits and choices of Thai handicrafts are available at the spot. Depart from Floating Market to visit Wooden Handy Craft Factory. They show you how to produce wood carving. Then transfer back to Bangkok

Bangkok – flying to Chiang Mai

Today, you will transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, meet guide and transfer to hotel for check in.

Late afternoon, you will enjoy the super northern Thai dinner with charming Fon-lep (Finger dance), Fon-tein (Candle dance) , Ramwong (Candle dance) . After Khantoke dinner enjoy yourself again by watching shows which are performed by the hill tribes Akha, Yao, Meo, Lisu and Karen.

Elephant Nature Park

This day aims to explore Elephant Nature Park - a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. Your visit starts with a picturesque drive through rural countryside. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Many find their visit to Elephant Nature Park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants (no riding), and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary. Your visit helps support our regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation. You will join various activities to cherish the elephants (unload, distribute fruit treats and feed the elephants from the viewing platform.

Enjoy a sumptuous and varied vegetarian buffet of Asian and International dishes in the beautiful nature of the park

Walk with our staff and the elephants to the river that skirts the park. Watch these gentle giants as they splash around and play while you stay dry on the river bank. After the visit, it`s time for goodbyes to the elephants and to Elephant Nature Park before the hour-long drive back to Chiang Mai where you will be dropped off at your accommodations.

*Park visits are all about spending quality time observing, being with the herd and be their friends (RIDING IS NOT ALLOWED). We do not adhere to a strict schedule; the best way to make the most of your visit is to relax, watch and learn from the elephants.

Full day Chiang Rai Golden Triangle

Drive to visit the hot spring on the way to Chiang Rai .Continue driving for 1.5 hours to White temple (Wat Rongkhun) . Then carry on to the three country borders meet which called ' Golden Triangle" take long tail boat on Khong River .

After lunch, drive to Maesai , the Thailand & Myanmar border city . Finally, visit the Akha, Yao and Long Neck hill tribe villages on the way back to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Half day tour – flying to Phuket

After check out , visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha . The temple compound offers an ethylating view of Chiang Mai city and surrounding countryside.

A visit to Meo village will be made, then transfer to Airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket, meet driver and transfer to hotel in Phuket.Join Phuket Fantasea show with Dinner.In the evening, driver pick up from hotel transfer to Phuket Fantasea, enjoy buffer dinner then enjoy Thai culture show. After that back to hotel.

Join Phi Phi + Maya + Khai Nok Island by speedboat

08.00 am. Pick up from hotel by air conditioned van.
09.00 am. Depart from Phuket (sirae pier) to Khai Island.
09.20 am. Arrive Khai Island relaxes and enjoys your time. You can choose swimming in the Sea or enjoy snorkeling or feeding fish at the beach.
11:30 am. Enjoy buffet lunch at restaurant at Khai Island
12:30 pm. Depart Khai Island to Phi Phi Don Island. Visit feed and take photos with monkeys at monkey bay.Enjoy discovering coral reefs and beautiful Fish at the wonderful diving place.
03:30 pm. Depart Phi Phi Don Island for Phi Phi Lae island pass by Viking cave a place for swallows nest concession. Visit Pileh cove that you will be wondered and take photo shots of Loh Samah bay that looks like a gate visit Maya bay where the beach was filmed take photo shoots watch the superb view and enjoy your relaxing time before departing for Phuket.
04:30 pm. Arrive to Phuket and transfer back to hotel

Phuket Free day

If you’re interested in another island trip, we can suggest a very good one. From Phuket, there are also options to travel/ stay in smaller islands nearby. This should be amazing for those looking for a secret retreat.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a day on your own activities or relaxing.

Phuket departure

Say goodbye to Phuket and to Thailand, you will be tranferred back to the airport for the flight home or to next destination. Tour ends.
Thank you for traveling with us & we wish to see you in the next trips.

This itinerary is to give you a flavor of what is possible. We can tailor this trip to suit your specific needs and expectations. Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from light/heavy excursions to clean/luxury accommodation, equivalent to cost differences. Your inputs will really help to make it a perfect journey.

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Reviewed On: Sep 04, 2023DeanUnited Arab Emirates

My husband and I have just returned from an incredible trip to Vietnam & Thailand organized by Thanh Xuan from Asia Tour Advisor. We made several trips to Europe using both travel agencies and self-planning. When we decided to visit Vietnam and Thailand this month, we couldn't find a tour that matched our dates and destination, so instead of trying to find out on our own, we went on the internet and contacted 5 travel agencies to ask about their assistance. From the very beginning, Thanh Xuan from Asia Tour Advisor was the fastest to react and really listened to our requests and needs. 3 companies gave us a quote for a customized tour and in the end we chose Asia Tour Advisor because of Thanh Xuan's attention to detail and we were not disappointed. Just a little more than we paid to be part of a large tour group and follow guides throughout the day with a flag, we have our own guides and chauffeurs every step of the way. We flew to DaNang, visited Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket and flew home from Phuket. Each location is enhanced by the knowledge of our guides and the professionalism of our drivers. Thanh Xuan arranged everything for us from plane tickets, to hotels and excursions. We were able to cover a lot during our short 18 day trip because of the Asia Tour Advisor. I will definitely use this company again and I highly recommend them to others.
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Reviewed On: Oct 16, 2019ThomasGermany

We booked the 19 days tour to Vietnam and Thailand for our little family which includes my husband who is in a wheelchair. It was amazing. Our guide,Tran, and our driver were awesome! They really went ouf of their way to accommodate my husband and were very attentive to our needs. The guide was so nice, very flexible with the itinerary and super knowledgeable about the area and history. It was a truly wonderful day. I highly recommend booking with this company, we are very satisfied!
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  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Cold water and towel during tours
  • 05 Flight tickets: Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Saigon, Saigon - Bangkok, Bangkok – Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai - Phuket

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  • Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
  • Supplement for French, Italian and German speaking guide
  • Festival surcharge

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