14 Days Thailand and Vietnam Exploration Tour

INT-TV-TVHT14 14 Days Thailand and Vietnam Exploration Tour

From the historical temples of Bangkok to bustling and busy Vietnam, this 14 days Thailand and Vietnam exploration tour covers all the most higlighted attractions in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Hoi An and Saigon.

The tour starts from Bangkok of Thailand, where you will discover the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Next, you will see the amazing temples in Chiang Mei and have a chance to care for the elephant at Elephant Nature Park here. After that, the flight will take you to Hanoi to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and other famous attractions. Besides, you will enjoy the Halong Bay Cruise. Later, transfer to the ancient city of Hoi An. Before visiting Saigon, you will head to explore Ba Na Hills where you can get a full view of Danang City. In the end, you will have a day tour to discover the noted Cu Chi Tunnels, Old Saigon Post Office and the Tortoise Pagoda in Saigon, the biggest city of Vietnam.

TOUR CODEINT-TV-TVHT14

PLACES VISITEDBangkok - Chiang Mai - Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An - Bà Nà Hills - Danang - Saigon

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a temple tour in Bangkok, covering Wat Traimit, Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to see the local way of life.
  • Care for the disabled elephants in Elephant Nature Park.
  • Cruise through the sensational scenery of Halong Bay filled with emerald water and limestone karsts.
  • Discover Hoi An ancient town and see the best of Hoi An has to offer.
  • Cross the 150m Golden Bridge, an iconic architectural marvel that provides a breathtaking view of the South China Sea.
  • Take a cyclo tour to explore the essential sites in Saigon.

At a Glance

Bangkok(3 nights)

Chiang Mai(2 nights)

Hanoi(3 nights)

Halong Bay Cruise(1 night)

Hoi An(2 night)

Bà Nà Hills(1 night)

Saigon(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

14 Days Thailand and Vietnam Exploration Tour Package

Day 1 Welcome to Bangkok!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Thailand! Upon arrival, your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day you can freely explore the city, or have a good rest at the hotel.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 2 Bangkok City Highlights Tour

Meals: B

After breakfast, you will have a full-day city tour of Bangkok. First visit Wat Traimit, known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. It is the home to a gold Maravijaya Attitude seated Buddharupa statue, with a weight of 5.5 tons.

Then visit Wat Arun, known as the Temple of the Dawn, which is one of the most published images of Bangkok. In the middle of the temple, an 82 metres high beautifully decorated Khmer-style tower stands, where you can walk up the steep stairs and admire the view of Bangkok and the rivers.

After that, explore Wat Pho, also called the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Finally, head for the Grand Palace, one of the must-sees in Bangkok, followed by Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 3 Bangkok Excursion to Kanchanaburi

Meals: B

In the morning, visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where you can experience the traditional Thai market with numerous vendors selling local food, fresh fruit and products from their boats.

After an exploration of the market, drive to Kanchanaburi that is famous for the Death Railway built during WWII. Made famous by the book and movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, the bridge and railway are notable attractions in Kanchanaburi. Today, carriages still go on the tracks, taking travelers through the fields of sugar cane and rice terrace.

Finally, pay a visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre to learn more history about the railway.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 4 Flight to Chiang Mai | Tour of Chiang Mai

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

In the morning, drive to the airport for a flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and then escort you to hotel for check in.

After a short rest, go to tour the beautiful temples in Chiang Mai. Start with the Buddhist temple of Wat Umong, nestled in the forested foothills of Suthep Mountain. Before you head inside to see the impressive Buddha statue, learn about the Buddhist proverbs posted throughout the grounds.

Then visit Wat Suan Dok built in the 14th century, a white bell-shaped temple housing a 20-foot (6-meter) Buddha. See the large prayer hall and the unique open-sided chapel. Also, you have the opportunity to chat with the monks about Buddhism and their temple life.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 5 Chiang Mai Excursion to Elephant Nature Park

Meals: B

Today, tour the elephant rescue and rehabilitation center - Elephant Nature Park, involving in the rescues of the disabled elephants, dogs and cats.

You can volunteer and care for the animals. Take your time to wander freely on the grounds and get close to these gentle giants. You get the opportunity to feed them and learn how to bathe them.

If time permits, in the afternoon, visit Wat Phra Singh which houses the famous Phra Singh Buddha image. Continue on to Wat Chedi Luang which once contained the Emerald Buddha and later became partially in ruins due to an earthquake in the 1500s.

Then stop at Wat Chiang Man which is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai and houses one of Thailand's greatest treasures, the Crystal Buddha. Finally, visit Wat Jet Yot, a peaceful temple that is surrounded by greenery.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 6 Flight to Hanoi

Flight: International flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

Today, enjoying your free morning until transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Upon arrival, your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel for check in.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7 Hanoi City Tour

Meals: B

In the morning, your guide and driver will pick up at your hotel, start the tour to beautiful Tran Quoc Pagoda located on the shores of West Lake. This Pagoda is full of amazing Buddhist symbolism that visitors can learn more about.

Then, head to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnamese great father, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969.

The next destination is One Pillar Pagoda, a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave the pagoda for the Temple of Literature, which is the first college of Vietnam.

In the afternoon, you need to choose one of the city’s museums (History Museum or Ethnology Museum) to visit. After that, drive back to admire Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple before taking cyclo tour through the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore in Hanoi.

Optional:
Later afternoon, you can watch a Water puppet show for one hour. It is a unique traditional performance of Vietnam.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8 Full Day Halong Bay Cruise

Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, drive about 3 hours to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient. Around noon, your Halong Bay Cruise starts from Tuan Chau Island, the gateway of Halong Bay.

In the afternoon, explore the treasures spread across the Halong Bay, covering some stunning caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, and fantastic rock formations rising up out of the emerald water.

While onboard, you can enjoy the services of Spa and Massage. Another highlight of the cruise is the innovative and varied cuisine offered in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages. You can watch the chef's cooking demonstration and try to learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese cooking.

Overnight in Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 9 Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi | Flight to Danang

Flight: Domestic flight include and arranged by Indochina Tour

Meals: B

Wake up to Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and continue cruising the bays. The breakfast buffet will be served in the restaurant, followed by a visit to the limestone grotto. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi Airport and flight to Danang.

Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at airport and escort to the hotel in Hoi An for check in.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10 Full Day My Son Heritage, Hoi An Ancient Town

Meals: B

In the morning, travel to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, lies the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. The ruins lie in a beautiful mountainous landscape. Enter the temples to hear all about the history and stories of the Cham people and this holy site.

In the afternoon, continue on to the Ancient Capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th-century port town in its preserved state. The town is a perfect mixture of ancient architecture, houses, and temples as well as modern western restaurants and cafes. The historic sites you will visit are the Japanese Bridge, a renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants' houses.

Later, take a boat trip along the Huai River to Thanh Ha Pottery Village and see how local people work on their crafts. In the evening, the town became so romantic when the lights come on and you see colorful lanterns everywhere especially the flower lanterns floating on the river.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11 Hoi An to Ba Na Hills

Meals: B

Today, your private guide and driver will pick you up at hotel in the morning to Ba Na Hills, the King Mountain.

After arriving at your destination, you will admire the high by the most modern cable car system in Southeast Asia, visit Dream Stream Cable car Station and see the panorama of Quang Nam – Da Nang City on high.

After the first cable car, you will visit France wine cellar, Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung pagoda. Have rest at the restaurant after lunch, you will visit and play game at the Fantasy Park. At the end, you will be transfered to the hotel.

Overnight in Bà Nà Hills.

Day 12 Golden Bridge Tour; Flight to Saigon

Meals: B

Today, you will visit “Golden Bridge” – a new beautiful check-in location in Ba Na Hills. This design makes visitors feel like they’re taking a stroll on a shimmering thread stretching across the hands of gods. From here you can see amazing beauty of Da Nang City.

In the afternoon, you will take the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, your tour guide and driver will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13 Saigon Tour

Meals: B

Today, you will be escorted to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover these amazing systems developed by the guerrillas fighting in the Vietnam War. You'll have an opportunity to see the various weapons used in the war on display. Then learn about the innovative ways the guerrillas survived and fought back in the war. The impressive underground system they built remains to tell the story of the Vietnam War.

In the afternoon, see the highlights of Saigon and learn the history of these iconic landmarks.

You’ll explore some of the most important sights in Ho Chi Minh. Start by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral. Constructed by French colonists during their settlement, discover its significance as the largest cathedral in Southeast Asia.

Across the road is the Old Saigon Post Office, a neoclassical architectural building considered one of the main attractions in the city. Visit the Reunification Palace, home of South Vietnam’s President during the war.

The next stop is Cholon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh. Explore the thickly settled district rife with tea-houses and pagodas, and the famous Binh Tay Market.

Finish the afternoon with a visit to the Emperor Jade Pagoda. Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon's finest.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 14 Farewell from Saigon!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Meals: B

Today, you can enjoy your free time to explore this city until transfer to the airport. Hope you have a nice trip home and look forward to traveling with you again!

Service End.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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