Phuket Island

2 Weeks in Vietnam & Thailand

TICN14: 14 Days Private Tour of Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Phuket
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $2709 per person Free Inquiry
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh CityBen Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh CityGrand Palace, BangkokDamnoen Floating Market, BangkokChedi Luang Temple, Chiang MaiPhrathat Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
Upon arrival, you will meet our experienced guide and driver at the customs of Hanoi Airport. After picking you up, we will escort you to check in the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from the jet lag.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 2 Hanoi
This 14 days private Vietnam-Thailand tour will begin with the dignified Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Complex. Then, we will go northeast to see a yellow building named Presidential Palace. Afterwards, accompanied by the guide, you can find the unique One Pillar Pagoda supported by a big off-white stone pillar above water.

In the afternoon, we will pay respect to the Confucius sculpture at Temple of Literature and understand the minority culture of the country in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Then, while strolling around the busy Old Quarter, you will be accompanied to take a leisurely walk at Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy scenic natural sceneries. Before returning back to the hotel, we will enjoy the wonderful Water Puppet Show performed at a fancy theater.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Complex, Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Complex
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay to board a luxury cruise and stay one night. Immerse yourself with amazing Halong scenery. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Halong Bay to board a luxury cruise. During the pleasant cruise journey, you would have a nice glimpse of the amazing natural views of Halong Bay, which involve various-shaped islets, karst caves, tropical forests and idyllic villages.

After lunch, you will leave the main craft and board a rowing boat to go sightseeing at Vung Vieng Fishing Village. After going back, you can have fun joining in recreational activities on the ship and stay overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Signature Cruise
Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An
Relax on board, disembark around noon and drive back to Hanoi. Fly to Da Nang & transfer to Hoi An.
Get up early in the morning to view the fascinating sunrise or attend a Tai Chi class on the sundeck. Later, delicious morning coffee or tea will be served on board, and then you will take a rowboat to explore the nearby islands and Thien Canh Son Cave. After returning to the cruise, fill up your stomach with a hearty brunch while viewing the picturesque sea scenery.

At about noon, you will disembark and then be transferred to Hanoi Airport by a comfortable private vehicle. After landing at Da Nang Airport, you will meet our local guide and be escorted to a hotel in Hoi An.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: The Beach - Little Boutique Hoian
Day 5 Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - Hoi An
Excursion to My Son Sanctuary, walking tour in the afternoon, Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky ancestral house, Japanese Bridge, a sunset boat trip. (B+L)
Today we will take a morning excursion to My Son Sanctuary by a private transfer. From Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary, the drive will pass by the countryside of Central Vietnam with pretty rice field and small houses hiding under the trees of village. On the way, you can also take the stops at Tra Kieu church or rice-paper making shop as extra visits.

After returning to Hoi An in the afternoon, you will be accompanied to visit the imposing Chua Ong Pagoda, which has been around in downtown city since 1653. Then, a visit to the Chinese Assembly Hall and Tan Ky Ancestral House follows. Afterwards, follow the guide to see the Japanese Bridge, a well-preserved bridge built at the end of 16th century. Then, you will have a relaxing boat trip to watch the charming sunset.

Friendly notice for My Son Sanctuary:
There is a strong exotic Champa dance performance at 10:30 and 14:30 in the scenic area, except Mondays. It is recommended to arrive early to choose a better seat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to Da Nang, fly to Ho Chi Minh City & transfer to hotel, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Post Office, Ben Thanh Market. (B)
After checking out the hotel in the morning, the guide will escort you to Da Nang Airport and help you board the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our local guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to check in the hotel. When everything is settled, we will set out for Reunification Palace, a large-scaled four-storey building standing quietly with symmetrical layout. Then, walk northwest to watch exhibits about Vietnam War in the War Remnants Museum. After that, we will view the splendid Notre Dame Cathedral featuring a graceful statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the French-style Central Post Office. Later, we will go back to the hotel after a visit to the prosperous Ben Thanh Market.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City
Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City
Ben Thanh Market
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok
Cu Chi Tunnels, fly to Bangkok & transfer to hotel. (B+L)
After breakfast, you will take a private ride to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. With 250 kilometers (155 miles) long, the tunnels are more like an underground village consisting of wells, barns, living quarters, etc. After that, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Bangkok. After landing, the guide will escort you to downtown Bangkok to check in a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15
Day 8 Bangkok
Cruise on Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Pak Klong Talaat Flower market. (B+L)
Today's private Bangkok tour begins with a cruise on Chao Phraya River. After a pleasant boat journey, we will reach the Wat Arun. Inside it, the renowned stupa decorated with colorized ceramic chips, shells and stained glasses is a must-see. Later, go to the Grand Palace to enjoy the luxuriousness of Thailand's royal family. There, the fabulous artworks of paintings, engravings and the gleaming decorations would impress you deeply, and you will also be led to see a jade Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew inside the palace. Then, a visit to the nearby Wat Pho awaits you. Next, immerse yourself in the ocean of flowers at Pak Klong Talaat Flower Market, and then we will transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Grand Palace, Bangkok
Grand Palace
Damnoen Floating Market, Bangkok
Damnoen Floating Market
Day 9 Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Damnoen Floating Market, fly to Chiang Mai & transfer to hotel. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will drive you to the bustling Damnoen Floating Market to have a look, and you can get an interesting experience of shopping on the boat. After having fun at the market, our guide will escort you to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai. After landing, the follow-up Chiang Mai tour guide will help you check in The Rim Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Rim
Day 10 Chiang Mai
Chedi Luang Temple, Phra Singh Wat, Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, Suthep Mountain for view of Chiang Mai city & Ping valley. (B+L)
Built in 1411, the grandiose Chedi Luang Temple is the first stop of today's Chiang Mai trip. Then you will sight-see the glittering Buddha in Phra Singh Wat. Next, follow the guide to climb the Suthep Mountain and visit the hillside Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple with statues of two long dragons lying on both sides of the steps in the front. You can also overlook the whole Chiang Mai City and the scenic Ping Valley there. Later we will drive back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Chedi Luang Temple, Chiang Mai
Monks in Chedi Luang Temple
Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai
Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple
Day 11 Chiang Mai - Phuket
Fly to Phuket & transfer to hotel. Rest time is free at your leisure. (B)
Take your entire belongings to check out the hotel in the morning, our guide will escort you to the airport and help you board the flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, you will meet the local driver, and then be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to get the first impression of Phuket, the largest island in Thailand.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Charm Resort
Day 12 Phuket
Free time for relaxing. (B)
Today you will be free to relax on Phuket Island. There are altogether 12 beaches and over 30 offshore islands in Phuket. Among them, Patong Beach is one of the most popular destinations. You can experience various kinds of exciting sea-based activities, such as surfing, kayaking, and diving. You can also go to Kata Beach or Karon Beach to have fun.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 13 Phuket
Free time for relaxing. (B)
Today you will still have fun in Phuket on your own. For shopping lovers, it's suggested to go to the well-known Jungceylon Shopping Destination to find desirable souvenirs. Enjoying the leisurely afternoon tea in a café would also be a good choice. In the evening, find a local eatery to satisfy your stomach with seafood. Before going to bed, you can stroll around the blocks near the hotel to get to know local people's night life.

Meals: Breakfast
Phuket Island
Day 14 Departure from Phuket
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off, or you extend your stay. (B)
Today your 2 weeks private Vietnam - Thailand tour will draw to end. After checking out the hotel, your driver will escort you to the airport and see you off! If intending to extend your stay in Phuket, we will be willing to offer you some recommendations.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec$3279 $2951$2859 $2573
May-Sep$3139 $2825$2709 $2438
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Five domestic & regional flights (economy class seat): Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Saigon; Saigon - Bangkok; Bangkok - Chiang Mai; Chiang Mai - Phuket
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Vietnam and out Thailand.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam, Thailand Visa fees.
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