This "3-Week Vietnam and Thailand Tour" package is one of the best choice with cheap cost & reasonable tour itinerary for tourists who would like to visit Thailand and Vietnam. The holiday will provide you the best part of Vietnam and Thailand, from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Phuket with amazing beaches, then from Hanoi - the famous Old Quarter to view the most elegant French colonial architectures to the spectacular Halong Bay – Natural World Heritage and the exciting Mekong Delta activities...
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Arriving at Bangkok airport, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and privately transferred to the hotel. Check in and relax after a long flight. Stay overnight at the hotel in Bangkok.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will start the half day tour in Bangkok. The first visit is The Grand Palace, which is the official Palace of The King Of Siam since 1782, made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. It is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Inside the Grand Palace complex is Wat Phra Kaeo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The following visit is Wat Pho – the temple of reclining Buddha. The temple has a long list of credits: The oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, the longest reclining Buddha and the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, the first public education institution. Then cross Chao Phraya River by ferry to Thon Buri to visit Wat Arun which is known as Temple of Dawn – one of the best well-known sites in Bankok. It is best seen from the opposite side of the river. After visiting this Wat, back to your hotel. Stay overnight in Bangkok.
Ancient Ayutthaya ruins, a UNESCO world heritage site located north of Bangkok. First, we visit Wat Yai Chai Mongkol located a few kilometers southeast of Ayutthaya. It is one of the major temples in the area. The temple features a reclining Buddha and a historically significant stupa.
From there, we continue on to one of the most important temple of Phra Si Sanphet, situated within the Grand Palace grounds. It served as a model for the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. After that, we visit Wat Mahathat, a classic temple ruin of Ayutthaya and famous for the picturesque Buddha head engulfed by the Bodhi tree roots. The foundation size and the remaining prang and towers attest the significance during its time.
We will have lunch at a local riverside restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit Bang Pa-In Palace. It was used a summer get away by past kings. There are a collection of European style buildings and halls located on the site. Back Bangkok and stay overnight in Bangkok.
Take transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Chiang Mai, the old capital of Lanna Kingdom. On arrival, you will be met your tour guide transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, drive to Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep, which is the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here as well as Sunset in evening and listen to the Buddhist monk chanting. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast shall be served at the hotel and then we will visit one of the popular Elephants Camp, where you can see the Elephants at work. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river into the forest. Then return by Oxcart to the elephant village to have lunch. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for around 45 minutes. Onwards to an orchid farm where there are many beautiful species of orchid. And after that going back to the hotel and free at leisure. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Today you will go to a Lanna style school located in a countryside village, just 15 minutes from the city of Chiang Mai. The school offers lessons on how to cook delicious Thai food, Thai sweets, fruit carving, and presentation. When cooking Thai food, various local spices that enhance your health and physical well-being are used as ingredients. It is the ideal school to learn how to cook Thai food to preserve it for generations to come. The atmosphere surrounding the school is filled with warmth, sympathy, and helpfulness, all representing ancient, traditional Lanna custom and culture. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Free at leisure in Chiang Mai city until the guide picks you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon at leisure to relax on the beach. Stay overnight in Phuket.
On this Phuket day trip, you will discover the diverse communities inhabiting the south of Thailand. Your Multicultural Phuket tour will begin on Siray Island, home to the Moken people, also known as the sea gypsies, and animist community whom live solely off fishing. Around 25% of Phuket’s residents are Muslim and based around the east coast of the island. Before visiting one of its most representative villages and mosques of the island, you will stop to try the famous Roti and Copi (a local coffee and a sweet). In the Kathu district, home to the oldest Chinese shrine on Phuket Island, you will discover the remnants of the tin mining industry that brought the Chinese migrants to Phuket in the 18th century. Finally, the day ends with some local cuisine, a favourite of the local people: Hokkien Noodle soup. Stay overnight in Phuket.
Free to explore Phuket. Overnight in Phuket.
You are free until it is time for transfer to the airport for your flight back Bangkok. Then get the flight to Hanoi. Arrive in Noi Bai (HAN) airport, On arrival, you will be met your tour guide transfer to Hanoi center for hotel check in. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
After having breakfast, meet your guide and start for full day city tour exploring Hanoi. Start with the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh and the Presidential Palace, followed by the serene One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature known as the site of Vietnam's first university. Next, visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History - it has a total area of more than 2,200m2, displaying nearly 7,000 documents and objects. It also has over 100,000 specimens of precious objects from the cultures of Nui Don, Hoa Binh-Bac Son, and Dong Son. In the afternoon, walking around the Ha Noi Old Quarter, ending at the historic Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son, enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Stay overnight in Ha Noi.
In the early morning, after having breakfast, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas; we then take kayaking and swimming in the stunning bay. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 4-hour journey toward Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue City. Arrive in Hue City, meet your guide and transfer to city center for hotel check in. Stay overnight in Hue City.
Today we will do full-day city tour. Starting by boat trip on Perfume River to visit the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda, then visit Minh Mang King Tomb. Transfer back to Hue center for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a visit to the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. After that, walking around and shopping in Dong Ba Market. Stay overnight in Hue City.
After having breakfast, drive to Hoi An ancient town. The scenery on the way is very beautiful, do not forget bring your camera, taking a lot of pictures. Stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass to admire the stunning views north to Lang Co beach and south to Da Nang City. Arrive in Hoian, check in the hotel. In the afternoon, take ½ day city tour, visit Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Morning guide pick up you at the hotel. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked. Free rest of the day. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Transfer to Danang (DAD) airport for morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, car and guide pick up for half day city tour visit: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office, Dong Khoi Street, Ben Thanh market. Free at the rest of day. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
In the morning, car and guide transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be (Tien Giang Province). Arrive in Cai Be, transfer toward the tourist boat station, you will be welcomed with cold towels, fresh coconut. Boating and enjoying the fresh air on the Mekong river, the tourists visit the floating market, the original style of commerce on the Mekong river, will be dizzy of boats on the river. Visiting the local poprice, coconut candy workshop and knowing the ways bee-breeding tasting honey tea by breezy river.
Crossing the Mekong river to An Binh island visiting a hundred year ancient house (Mr.Cai Cuong), a landlord’s one in the past, a combination between Vietnamese-French architecture in the Mekong delta (if low tide, tourists will visit another local house, knowing about the daily activities of the locals). Taking about 20 minutes for rowing sampan or cycling along the village paths with discovery feelings. Boating to the local family. In the afternoon, walking to village paths, stop at the local house to know the real rural life in the early evening. Preparing and having dinner, is the wonderful things for tourist in cosy evening with the local ones. Overnight in local family home.
In the early morning, having breakfast, say goodbye to the family. Boating to An Binh Garden, enjoying a cup of tea and some of the local tropical fruits and listening to the traditional music, is the best chance for relaxation. Cruising along Co Chien river, visiting brick & pottery kilns where the tourist know how to make the brick and the pottery from the local clay and styles with the traditional technique. Visiting Tien Chau, a national cutural relic. Finish at An Binh ferry station. Drive back Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
This morning explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels, which housed entire underground guerrilla villages during the American War in Vietnam. Later you will travel to Tay Ninh to experience the midday service at the colorful head temple of the unique Cao Dai religion. In the afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, free until time to drive back Ho Chi Minh city to get the next flight back home. End of amazing Vietnam and Thailand holiday package in 3 weeks.