Delightful Vacation in Vietnam & Thailand - 12 days | 11 nights

Hanoi - Stilt house of Ho Chi Minh - One Pillar Pagoda - Temple of Literature - Museum of Ethnology - Old Quarter - Hoan Kiem Lake - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok City - Wat Po - Grand Palace - Emerald Buddha Temple - Chao Phraya River - Wat Arun - Phuket - Bangkok

12 days | 11 nights
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OVERVIEW

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (no meals)
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L)
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D) (160 km – 3h30)
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Da Nang by plane (B/L)
Day 5: Discovery of Hoi An (B)
Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Saigon by plane (B/L)
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok (B) (2h: by plane)
Day 8: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha. (B/L/D)
Day 9: Bangkok – Phuket City Tour – Phuket Fantasea Show. (B/D)
Day 10: Free time in Phuket beach (B)
Day 11: Free time in Phuket beach (B)
Day 12: Phuket – Bangkok – Departure (B)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel for check-in. Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days starts. In the early evening, you have a chance to watch a water puppet performance, a distinct traditional art of Vietnam in which split-bamboo screen puppets controlled by the hidden people perform in the water. Then you enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B/L)
Wake up in the morning, enjoy your breakfast then we start the second day of Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days in Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi, which is the resting place of Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh, founder. The next destination of your Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days is the One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông, first built in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond after he had a dream vision of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. You keep exploring Ancient Hanoi with an exploration of the Temple of Literature, the first national university in Vietnam first founded by the time of King Lý Nhân Tông. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
A short break at noon then you continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology where you have a chance to witness the documents of 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. We continue the tour with The Old Quarter. You will take 1.5 hours to wander around the narrow corner of Ancient Hanoi. It includes 36 old streets, each of which represents the type of merchandise sold in.
After enjoying the ancient atmosphere of streets as Hang Buom, Ta Hien, Dinh Le, Hang Be (famed for its typical food named Mam Tep Chung Thit) and witnessing the daily life of local here, we go on Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days by visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning Lake of the Returned Sword. From here you can enjoy a very nice walk along the lake or back to the hotel. You should your camera and take a beautiful picture on The Huc red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)   (160 km – 3h30)
Breakfast and then Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days itinerary gives our guests the chance to Halong Bay - the World Heritage Site listed by Unesco located in Quang Ninh Province. Once there at around 12h30, you will board on a traditional junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. While peacefully sailing across the Bay, you might enjoy fresh seafood lunch.
The first stop is the most magical and beautiful cave – Sung Sot Cave means Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave, which is one of the most spectacular grottoes of Ha Long Bay. We will then stop on Titop island, where you can go for a swim, do kayaking and climb to the top of the island to admire a stunning panoramic view of the bay.
After enjoying a fresh seafood dinner on the bay, you can relax and spend the evening watching films or go for squid fishing. Stay overnight on the boat.

Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Da Nang by plane (B/L)
Wake up in the next morning at sunrise, then we join a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck if booked in advance. Enjoying an energizing breakfast then we begin a busy and interesting day with a visit to Luon Cave by small boat. The boat later passes Man Head Island and Tortoise Island. While the boat heads back the pier, it is time for you to check out the cabin and pay all your bills before leaving for the next destination. On arriving at the pier at noon, you will check out, leave the junk and transfer to Cua Vang for lunch or you can have the meal on the boat (optional). At 12:00 our driver will transfer back to Noi Bai airport for flight to Danang. On arrival in Danang, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Hoi An for check-in. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5: Discovery of Hoi An (B)
Breakfast, then we take a walk around Hoi An ancient town and explore its treasures with such typical structures as Quan Cong Temple, the brave and loyal Chinese General; Phuc Kien Pagoda, the most well-known assembly hall in the ancient town; the Japanese Bridge, Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town; Tan Ky ancient house, the most popular of Hoi An’s old houses and Hoi An port, the World Heritage listed by Unesco as well. Having lunch in a local restaurant, then you can spend the rest of the afternoon in Hoi An relaxing and enjoying the ancient atmosphere here. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hoi An. Enjoy your wonderful time of Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days in Hoi An. 

Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Saigon by plane (B/L)
Leaving Hoi An after breakfast, we move to the airport of Danang for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city, known as Saigon City. Saigon was once was the old capital of the French colony and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. In 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, the name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who spent his whole life dedicated to the independence of Vietnam.
On arrival, you continue Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days by taking a morning tour to discover a busy Saigon. The first destination is the Old Colonial Residential Quarter and the City’s old Hotel, a palace built by the French architect Paul Gardès of 1902-19081 in the center of Saigon in Indochina at the time. Our next destination is the Opera House, inspired by the architecture of the Opera Garnier in Paris, built in 1900 and Notre-Dame Cathedral, the famous central Saigon Cathedral. The last one is the Post Office, signed by Gustave Eiffel.
After having lunch in a restaurant and taking a rest, we spend the day discovering a lacquerware factory. Dinner is served on your own and overnight in Saigon.

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok (B) (2h00: by plane)
Wake up early in Saigon city, enjoy your breakfast then Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days gives you free time to stroll around the city or going shopping for some souvenirs. You are later transferred to Tan Son Nhat Airport for the international flight to Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok, our guide will welcome you and transfer to your selected hotel for check-in. Meals are on your own. Stay overnight in Bangkok.

Day 8: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha. (B/L/D)
Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast then we kick off the new day with visits to two of the most unique Buddhist temples in Bangkok namely The Buddha in Wat Traimit and the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Po. We later have a visit to The Royal Grand Palace. Known as the most beautiful examples of the ancient Thai court, The Royal Grand Palace is a must-see place while in Bangkok. The last destination of your morning tour is the Temple of the sacred Emerald Buddha.
After enjoying your meal in the restaurant, we keep Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days by exploring the city with a cruise trip to the Chao Phraya River’s edge by a traditional style Long Tail Boat where you have a chance to discover the old canals of the Thonburi side of Bangkok as well as observe the old lifestyle of the locals here. On the way, you can stop to buy the snack, purchase knick-knacks, or even use a toilet. The next destination of your visit today is the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), famed for its silhouette. The local story goes that the shards of pottery decorating its 79 m tall spire came from a nearby shipwreck 100 years ago. We then come back to the hotel for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Bangkok.

Day 9: Bangkok – Phuket City Tour – Phuket Fantasea Show. (B/D)
Breakfast in the hotel then we head the airport in Bangkok for a short flight to Phuket. On arrival in Phuket airport, our local guide will welcome you then transfer to your selected hotel in Phuket for check-in. We start “Phuket City Tour” with a sightseeing around this beautiful coastal city to admire the islands breathtaking beauty passing beach roads of Patong, Karon, Kata, and Rawai.
The next destination of your visit today is View Point where you have a chance to observe the stunning bays of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon and Koh Poo Island, known as among the islands with the best scenic spot. You end of your morning tour with a visit to the "Pearl of the Andaman". Lunch is on your own. In the afternoon, we keep exploring Phuket, starting with an exploration of the Sino-Portuguese style buildings.
The next destinations of Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days are Wang Talang Lapidary gem factory, Wat Chalong, Phuket 's most beautiful and famous monastery, the Gypsy Village at Rawai Beach, a Cashew Nut Factory, where you take a great chance to enjoy the local specialties as well as admire the beautiful sunset at Promthep Cape.
In the evening, while enjoying your delicious dinner, you can watch the best show in Phuket "Phuket Fantasea Show". The itinerary offers you three sections: going shopping in the Festival village, having dinner in the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant and Vegas-style entertainment in the Palace of the Elephants. After the typical show, you are transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 10: Phuket - free time (B)
Enjoy your breakfast then you can spend the whole day relaxing on the beach with such interesting activities as swimming, sunbathing and other water recreations games. In the evening, you come back to the hotel for the night. Meals are on your own. Enjoy your time during Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days in Phuket. 

Day 11: Phuket - free time (B)
Enjoy your breakfast then you can spend the whole day relaxing on the beach with such interesting activities as swimming, sunbathing and other water recreations games. In the evening, you come back to the hotel for the night. Meals on your own. Enjoy your time during Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days in Phuket. 

Day 12: Phuket – Bangkok – Departure (B)
Breakfast at your hotel then we can spend the last day walking around the Phuket or shopping for some souvenirs until our driver comes to transfer you for the flight to Bangkok connecting to your next flight going home. Meals are on your own.
End of the Vietnam Thai Lan 12 days vacation.

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PRICE & INCLUSION

Price includes

  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in the nice hotels including breakfasts.
  • Luxurious boats for cruises
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program
  • Visa entry letter approval for Vietnam.
  • Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned
  • Government taxes (VAT, etc.)
  • 05 Flights: Hanoi - Danang, Da Nang - Saigon, Saigon - Bangkok, Bangkok - Phuket,  Phuket - Bangkok including airport taxes.

Price excludes

  • Other International flights and airport taxes
  • Insurance of traveler (obligatory)
  • Visa fee for Vietnam.
  • Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned, etc.
  • Beverage, tips, etc.
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