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Interesting Vietnam & Thailand

$2016 $1714 per person

Highlights of trip:

  • Visit Bangkok city – cultural phenomenon, shopping heaven and tourist treasure.
  • Experience the heart of the Mekong delta with its scenic floating markets. In this semi-aquatic world, you discover how life really is in around this majestic river.
  • Discovery the poetic city Hue & the ancient town Hoi An.
  • Luxury junk cruise on the legendary Ha Long Bay.
  • Destination
  • Arriver
    Bangkok
  • Departure
    Hanoi
  • Tour Code
    NL2
  • Included
    Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
    Local English speaking guide.
    Accommodation at hotel including breakfasts.
    Halong 2day/1night overnight on Cruise –Joining tour
    Luxurious boats for cruises in Halong bay & others.
    Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
    Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned.All breakfast at hotel
    Local private boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
    Government taxes (VAT, etc.)
  • Not Included
    Domestic & International flights and airport taxes
    Insurance of travelers
    Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned, etc.
    Beverage, tips, etc.

Terms Of Tour

Our offers:
  • Free 1 bottle of water of 500 ml / person / day during road transfers.
  • Support 24/24 during the trip, from the office in Hanoi, by a dedicated customer agent.
Payment conditions:
  • A deposit of 40% of the total price is required before we process your booking .
  • An Additional deposit of 40% of the total amount is required 14 days before your arrival date.
  • The balance of 20% will be fully paid upon the customer’s arrival in cash or by credit card.
  • Bank charges related to the payment are borne by the customer.
Cancellation fees:
  • In more than 30 days prior to the trip departure: No charge
  • In 15-30 days prior to customer’s arrival: 10% charge
  • In 06-15 days prior to customer’s arrival: 30% charge
  • In 02-06 days prior to customer’s arrival: 60% charge
  • Within 02 days prior to customer’s arrival: 100% charge.
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

When arriving, welcome at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel.

Take a rest after the flight.

Enjoy 1 hour cyclo to visit Hanoi old quarter.  Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L)

After breakfast, spend your day taking a tour around the capital and visiting such sites as:

the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside),a large memorial in Hanoi, located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945.

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his former residence, stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.

One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower.

Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place. Built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông, it is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.

Lunch in a restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue to the Museum of Ethnology (Monday close), which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Then, you will enjoy a very interesting walking tour around the old quarter within 1,5 hours. Firstly the trip start from head of Cao Thang street where local people sell all traditional cooking spices of Vietnam such as onions, garlic, mushrooms, black mushrooms, peppers, lemongrass, ginger, galangal ...Then moving to Dong Xuan market, the biggest market in Hanoi, originally built by the French administration and surrounded by different streets, you will go through the market and turn right to Hang Ma street, the road is shimmered by decorating stuff , Chinese toys, the colorful lanterns, paper goods and in particular paper votive offerings.

Passing by Luong Van Can, Lan Ong, you arrive Hang Buom street where located the oldest temple of Hanoi - Bach Ma Temple, you will take some rest to admire the temple before continue walking through Ta Hien, Dinh Liet street to the most peaceful small alley of Hanoi - Trung Yen. On the way you have chance to explore daily life of local people who live and sharing their life in the confined spaces. We continue to Hang Be street - used to be one of the best well-known outdoor markets in town dating from medieval, with famous food”Mam Tep Chung Thit”, some years ago, it was disintegrated. At the end of this road, there is a coffee shop named Cafe market, where we will invite you a cup of coffee or iced fruit smoothies

We end of trip at Hoan Kiem Lake, in front of Water Puppet show theatre, from here you can continue your walking or back to your hotel.

Discover Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning "Lake of the Returned Sword" , where emperor Lê Lợi was boating on the lake when his magic sword, Heaven's Will, was grabbed by a turtle who quickly disappeared into the depths.

Take a beautiful picture on the The Huc red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple.

Come back to your hotel. Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3 : Hanoi –Halong Bay (B/L/D)

08.00 – 8:30: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to Northeast of Vietnam

12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Swan Cruise.

12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.

13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.

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15.00: Arrive to Cap La Island the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.

17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.

19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.

20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.

Overnight onboard with Swan Cruise.

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Day 4: Halong bay –Hanoi/Hue (B/L ) On Train

06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food

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08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature

 09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.

11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier

12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi. Drop off your hotel (No room)

Free time to relax or shopping before transfer to Hanoi station catch train to Hue .

Overnight on Train.

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Day 5: Hue – Discovery (B/L)

Arriving to Hue around 10AM, having breakfast then we take a boat for a cruise on the gentle Huong River :

Visit to a quiet Thuy Bieu village – 6.5 km from the city centre – a laidback village famous for growing the Thanh Tra fruit (a kind of small pomelo), visit many garden houses, a unique feature of Hue countryside, and enjoy a nice walking and biking around the village.

Visit an old communal house, pass by several ancient ancestral temples and communicate with local people.

Visit an incense making family and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. You may also join their activities: gardening, talking and drinking tea with them.

Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant, relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.

Lunch at Thuy Bieu restaurant.

In the afternoon, discovery of Emperor Minh Mang’s tomb, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Hue.

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Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B/L) 100 km - 2h

After breakfast at hotel, discovery of the Imperial Citadel, city of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), Visit some of the most highly revered site in this World Heritage area; The Flag Tower, South Door, Edict Pavilion, Supreme Harmony Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.

Transfer to Da Nang through Hai Van Pass and through the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.

Continue to the riverside town of Hoi An, an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and officially listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, walk around Hoi An ancient town and exploring its treasures :

Quan Cong temple – the brave and loyal Chinese General.

Phuc Kien pagoda, This is the most well-known assembly hall in the ancient town.Fukjianese were Chinese traders who first came to Hoi An in great number, at least in the XVII century. That was the reason why all above mentioned gods were worshipped in this pagoda after the collapse of the old pagoda.

The Japanese Bridge, Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town. It was built by Japanese merchants in the 16the century

Tan Ky ancient house, the most popular of Hoi An’s old houses.

Hoi An port, the World Heritage listed by Unesco.

Dinner on your own.

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Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Hochiminh (B/L) (1000 km – 1h15 by plane)

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh city, under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).

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When arriving in Ho Chi Minh, transfer to your selected hotel.

In the same morning, discover a busy Saigon: enjoy a tour in the Old Colonial Residential Quarter and visit 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.

the Opera House, inspired by the architecture of the Opera Garnier in Paris, which was built in 1900. The facade of the opera is a replica of the Petit Palais in Paris

Notre-Dame Cathedral, The famous central Saigon Cathedral, built in 1877, is one of HCMC's architectural marvels, built with materials imported from France.

Post Office signed by Gustave Eiffel.

Lunch in a restaurant.

In the afternoon, discover the Chinese quarter “Cho Lon” and its impressive Binh Tay market.

End of the day with a visit to a lacquerware factory.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Saigon.

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Day 8: Hochiminh city –Ben Tre – Mekong Lodge (B/L/D)

8h30: Departure from HCM city, heading to Cai Be river wharf (110km- 2h30’ by car)

Upon arriving, our tour guide will welcome and take you to Mekong lodge by boat. Check in your private bungalows in the Mekong Lodge.

12pm Enjoy lunch in the restaurant with a delicious planned menu.

In the afternoon, at 3pm, we will begin our private walking or bicycle tour to discover the nearby village around the Lodge. We will go through off road paths that are free of any traffic, and enjoying beautiful rice terraces along the way.

Sampan trip in an arroyo, visit local orchards and taste some freshly picked fruit.

6:30pm Getting some hands on culinary experience by joining a "Vietnamese cooking demo", and enjoy the dishes that you have prepared.Overnight at the Mekong Lodge

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Day 9: Mekong Lodge –Cai Be Floating Market - Saigon (B/L)

07:10 am Breakfast in the restaurant.

08:00 getting on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating and ground market.

We will visit families making rice cake, coconut candy, caramen souffle cake to see the traditional production of goods in Mekong Delta. Tasting some local honey tea.

Come back to the Lodge.

Check out around 11h30 am. Take a lunch local.

Come back directly to Ho Chi Minh city. Check in your hotel.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight in HCM city.

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Day 10: Hochiminh city –Bangkok (B)/by Plane

SGN –BKK (11:35-13:10) by Vietnam airline –Charge from $212/ticket/pax

In the morning you will take a flight to Bangkok.

You will be welcomed to Bangkok by your guide.

Free time to walk around this animated city.

Meals at your expense.

Overnight in Bangkok.

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Day 11: City Temple Tour –Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit: At first visit to 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 continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit to Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas), also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha.

Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound, and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). After this place we back to the hotel and free at leisure. In The evening, at 19.30pm welcome enjoying with the Chao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise for beautiful night scenery on both side of the Chao Phraya River. While having your "Welcome Drink Fruit Cocktail" The Saxophones will entertain you with a romantic music. You can have a unique opportunity to take beautiful snapshots of the two "Wonders by night" in Bangkok Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) and Wat Pra Kaew (The Grand Palace). At 20:00 Time for your dinner under the candle light with "Live music" in a romantic atmosphere a taste of our International Buffet elegantly arrange from appetizer to main course and ending deserts to your dinning satisfaction. The musician & singer will entertaining you with a repertoire that ties the East to west and swings to the Latin beat or romantic songs and Pop jazz, or with a dance the two with your Intimate on disco floor. At 21:45 arrive at River City, transfer back to hotel and relax.

Overnight in Bangkok.

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Day 12: Bangkok – Phuket City tour – Phuket Fantasea Show (B/D) (**Join Transfer to Fantasea Show**)

Bangkok – Phuket - Bangkok by Bangkok Airways cost usd.-$226/ticket include tax

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight departure to Phuket. Arrive at Phuket airport meet and greet with our local guide and then transfer to hotel for check in, have a short rest. After that,

sightseeing visit to Phuket City take in the islands natural beauty as we drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Visit to View Point where you can witness the beautiful bays of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon and Kho Poo Island, one of the island's best scenic spot. This tour gives an insight into the highlights of the " Pearl of the Andaman". Lunch at your expense. Leisurely drove around Phuket town to view the Sino-Portuguese style buildings. Other attractions visited are Wang Thalang Lapidary gem factory, Wat Chalong, Phuket's most beautiful and renowned monastery,

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the Gypsy Village at Rawai Beach, a Cashew Nut Factory where you may sample the culinary delights on offer and the famous sunset viewpoint at Phromthep Cape one of the most beautiful panoramas on the island. In the evening, welcome enjoy diner with the best show in Phuket "Phuket Fantasea Show" This cultural theme park is divided into three sections: shopping in the Festival village, dining in the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant and Vegas-style entertainment in the Palace of the Elephants. After the show transfer to hotel and overnight .

Overnight in Phuket.

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Day 13: Free time in Phuket Beach (B)

Breakfast at hotel, free time for your relax in Phuket beach. Meals on your own.

Overnight in Phuket.

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Day 14: Free time in Phuket Beach (B)

Breakfast at hotel, free time for your relax in Phuket beach. Meals on your own.

Overnight in Phuket.

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Day 15: Phuket /Bangkok– Depature (B) by plane

Breakfast at hotel, then free at leisure till time transfer to Phuket airport flight back to Bangkok and connecting to your next flight.

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Comments:

  • Carlos

    June 6, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Perfecto!!!
    Ya está todo dicho. Todo lo que escribo de ahora en adelante sobra, pero he de ponerlo. Sólo puedo resumir el viaje con esa palabra.
    En mi caso no dudaría en repetir.

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