Travel of 18 days in Vietnam and Thailand
Spend 18 days with us in Vietnam & Thailand and you will have the opportunity to visit the country's quintessential sites and relax on some of the world's most beautiful beaches. After a tour of Vietnam from North to South, you will finish your trip in Thailand's energetic capital, Bangkok. Whatsmore, you'll have 5 days of relaxation on the tropical shores of Koh Samui - one of the most beautiful islands in the Gulf of Thailand. With a little bit of everything, this trip is suited to all travellers.
DAY 1 : ARRIVE IN HANOI
Welcome to Vietnam !
Upon tour arrival in Noi Bai airport, our driver will be waiting to welcome you and take you to the hotel where you are going to be staying. Around noon, your guide will pick you up to go to restaurant for having lunch before visiting the capital. After lunch, the driver will take you to Ho Chi Minh complex. You start your visit with presidential palace, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house. The next place is one Pillar pagoda which is a group of structure consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar pagoda for the temple of literature-the first college of Vietnam delicated to Confucian. You will continue your visit with Hoan Kiem lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple and a xiclo ride around the heart of Hanoi: the old quarter, filled with street shops, narrow streets and motorcycles, a tour that will show you the more picturesque Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2 : HANOI-NINH BINH-HANOI
Going 69 miles south from the Capital, we’ll reach the province of Ninh Binh; the beautiful landscape located next to the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu from the year 968 to 1009.
In the midst of a magnificent stage stood a citadel from which today stand only two temples that have survived, rebuilt in the seventeenth century. You will visit the Dinh temples. Afterward, we continue the tour and will have a stop at the Van Lam Village to observe how the embroidery workers. We will have lunch, and then it will be the time for the magical journey of Junk boat through the caves of Tam Coc. It is a journey of approximately two and half hours.
Before returning to Hanoi you will also have the chance to visit the Bich Dong Pagoda.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3 : HANOI-HA LONG BAY
This adventure will reveal to you the recently declared as the eighth wonder of the world, Halong Bay. After your breakfast at your hotel, and the Junk boat guide will pick you up in your hotel. You will take a 4 hours bus ride that will take you to Halong Bay, with your guide. Once there you will arrive to our Junk boat. It will be near lunchtime, after a brief wait haft hour you will be enjoying your lunch surrounded by pure beauty of Halong Bay.
In the afternoon, you will be visiting Sung Sot cave. You will also get to pass by different islands such as Tuan Chau, Dog Island and Sail Island. You will also get to observe some of the fishing villages along the bay. For those who fancy kayaking, all you have to do is ask! It is a fantastic option when visiting Halong Bay.
Dinner will be served at around 8pm in a stunning setting.
Stay overnight on Junk boat, in Halong Bay
DAY 4 : HA LONG BAY-HANOI-FLIGHT TO HUE
Early morning you can enjoy the sunrise in Halong Bay. After breakfast there will be time to visit the 8th wonder of the world. You will pass through Dinh Huong Island and Ga Choi among others. You will also visit the Surprise cave too, and before returning to Halong port you will be having a buffet for lunch. Approximately 11:30am, you will be back in Halong and you will then take the bus back to Hanoi. You will arrive to Hanoi at 16.30pm and then be transferred to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Hue. Our driver will be waiting for you at Hue airport to take you to your hotel. We can give you some excellent recommendations for where to have dinner.
Stay overnight in Hue.
DAY 5 : VISITE DE HUE
The picturesque and hilly Hue has a special place in the history of Vietnam. Selected capital of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), Hue takes us back to the old, the origin Vietnam. A place that has been keeping hundred years of architectural works including palaces and royal tombs of the Nguyen dynasty.
We will pick you up at your hotel around 7:30 am. We will begin with a visit to the tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. On this tour we've also included a visit to see and appreciate the Van An, a Vietnamese martial art. We pass through a small village where they specialized in the development of classic items like conical hats and incense made.
After our visit to the tomb of Tu Duc, a buffet lunch will be ready at your disposal. And after you have rested, the bus will take you to the Citadel. You will visit the Citadel of Hue, a World Cultural Heritage. It was built on the banks of the Perfume River, Western style combining so great with the citadel oriental architecture. It consists of three campuses: the defensive citadel, the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City. You will visit Thien Mu pagoda, and to complete the tour of Hue awaits a boat ride on the Perfume River. At 5:00pm we begin to transfer you back to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Hue.
DAY 6 : HUE-HOI AN
We will continue touring the country and be on our way to the South Vietnam, heading down to Hoi an. On the way we stop at My Son temple and Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son in Vietnamese). Placed to 12km of Da Nang and 20 km of Hoi An, Marble mountains consist of five hills limestone. You arrive to Hoi An, the driver will take you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to enjoy your staying and discover Hoi An ancient town.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7 : HOI AN-DA NANG-FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH
Today you will be taking a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where we will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. You will enjoy a free day in Ho Chi Minh; of course, there will be all the information about Ho Chi Minh that we will have sent to you so you can enjoy your free day as much as possible.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 8 : HO CHI MINH-MY THO-BEN TRE-CAN THO
Today we visit the Mekong Delta. From Ho Chi Minh awaits a journey of around two hours and a half to get to My Tho. There you will take a boat that will take you through the canals of the Mekong Delta. You will visit the fruit market in My Tho and Turtle Island. Lunch will be served in a quiet place in the Mekong Delta, surrounded by greenery and gardens. In Ben Tre you will also have a boat tour, get the chance to visit local families to get an idea of their daily lives, and after seeing Thoi Son we then head back to My Tho by boat to visit Can Tho.
You will spend the night in Can Tho.
DAY 9 : CAN THO-HO CHI MINH
You will need to wake up early to see the Delta markets. There will be two floating markets waiting for you, the Phong Dien and Cai Rang. You will also get to visit coconut candy and rice noodle sellers. You will also get to see how they make these products. We return to Ho Chi Minh to spend the night in the city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 10 : VISITING HO CHI MINH CITY-FLIGHT TO BANGKOK
Today, you will visit Ho Chi Minh city. The city group tour starts at 9. You will visit firstly
China town, Thien Hau temple-a 150 years old chinese temple. Then you continue your city tour with Binh Tay market. You will also visit the museum of war’s souvenirs. You will stop in a local restaurant for having lunch. After lunch, you will visit the reunification palace, the Notre-Dame cathedral, ancient central poste and the famous XQ shop. The end of afternoon, if you want, we can pass by Ben Thanh market where you can buy some souvenirs.
After the visit, the driver will drive you to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon your arrival in Bangkok, the driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel.
Overnight in Bangkok.
DAY 11 : VISITING BANGKOK
In the morning, we will have a city tour, passing through the Chinatown, the flower market, learn about the Wat Pho temple, famous for its gigantic reclining Buddha sculpture (46m), then we will visit the Royal Palace, one of the most important monuments in Thailand and lastly, we will have lunch in the restaurant of the Baiyoke tower, the highest tower of Thailand where you can have a panoramic view of Bangkok. Free afternoon. Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Bangkok.
DAY 12 : BANGKOK-FREE DAY-FLIGHT TO KOH SAMUI
Today, you have a free day in Bangkok. In the evening, the driver will drive you to the airport for your flight to Kok Samui. Upon your arrival, the driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel.
Nuit à l’hôtel à Koh Samui.
DAYS 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 : KOH SAMUI-RELAX
Koh Samui is one of the most beautiful island of Thailand. Situated in approximately 25 km of coast, it is the third biggest island of Thailand. This island enjoys numerous tourist natural resources: white sand beaches, corals and coconut palms.
Here, you will have 5 free days to enjoy this island. The activities do not missed: dive, jetski, driving scooter around the island, visiting the national park of Ang Thong, attend a match of Thai boxing, …
Overnight in 4stars hotel in Koh Samui
DAY 18 : KOH SAMUI-BANGKOK-BACK HOME
At the convenient time, we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok. From Bangkok, you take the flight to back home.
Thank you for your coming and have a safe flight!
- English speaking guide
- 3 stars hotels
- Meals mentioned in itinerary
- All transfers described in this itinerary: transfers to and from the airports, tours transfers
- Domestic flights in Vietnam, in Thailand and flight Vietnam-Thailand
- Entrances fees to places of interest
- Vietnamese visa letter
- A cellphone with credit for joining us
- International flights tickets(if you need, we can help you to find the best flight)
- International travel insurance
- The price of the visa upon arrival at the Vietnamese airport: 45 USD per person for a single entry.
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This trip is available throughout the year. If you wish to book this trip please contact us. If you want us to send you more information on this tour or tailor this tour to your requirements (dates, tastes ...) you only have to ask.