11 Days Thailand and Vietnam Tour with Hoi An Ancient Town

INT-TV-TVT11 11 Days Thailand and Vietnam Tour with Hoi An Ancient Town

Discover the gems of Southeast Asia - Vietnam and Thailand in this tour! Explore the holy and ancient temples and wander through the lively streets of Bangkok. You will also have a chance to care for the animals at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai.

In Vietnam, you can navigate the underground tunnels in Cu Chi and explore the dynamic life in Saigon. Next, you will take a boat trip to see the floating markets and the local villages in the Mekong Delta region. After that, just head to experience life in Hanoi and visit its captivating landmarks. Transfter to Hoi An, you will spend time wandering around the beautiful ancient town and enjoying beaches here.

TOUR CODEINT-TV-TVT11

PLACES VISITEDBangkok - Chiang Mai - Saigon - My Tho - Saigon - Hoi An - Hanoi

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 the fabulous temples in Chiang Mai, like Wat Umong, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chiang Man, etc.
  • Experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods at Binh Tay Market.
  • Delve into an underground world of guerrilla warfare in the incredible Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Discover Hoi An ancient town and see the best of Hoi An has to offer.
  • Visit Chi Minh Mausoleum, learn about his life of national hero.

At a Glance

Bangkok(2 nights)

Chiang Mai(2 nights)

Ho Chi Minh(2 nights)

Hoi An(2 nights)

Hanoi(1 night)

Halong Bay(1 night)

Itinerary Day by Day

11 Days Thailand and Vietnam Tour with Hoi An Ancient Town

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 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 4 Day Trip 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 5 Flight to Saigon

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 Saigon, 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 Saigon.

Day 6 Saigon Day 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 7 Mekong Delta Discovery: My Tho

Meals: B

This morning, transfer to remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam".

Firstly, head to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens overflowing with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools, and tombs, and ornate gates that provide entry.

Continue on a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages.

After lunch, visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island or explore the island on foot (the island is flat and relatively small).

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 8 Flight to Danang | Transfer to Hoi An

Meals: B

Today, you will be transfered to the airport and take the flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to Hoi An for check in.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9 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 10 Flight to Hanoi | Half Day Hanoi City Tour

Meals: B

Today, you will take the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, your private local guide from IndochinaTour.com will welcome you at the airport. And you will be escorted to your hotel.

In the afternoon, 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.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11 Farewell from Hanoi

Flight: International flight include and arranged by Indochina Tour 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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