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Lands of Smiles In Thailand & Vietnam In 16 Days

Lands of Smiles In Thailand & Vietnam In 16 Days

$3814 $1907 per person
16 Days 15 Nights

This Lands of Smiles Thailand & Vietnam in 16 Days tour is the best combination to explore Vietnam and Thailand. Travel to see the best that Thailand can offer, from vibrant Bangkok to “The rose of the North” Chiang Mai. Try the wonders of Thailand street food at the night market and define how amazing this “Country of Smile” is yourself. Then discover the spirit of Vietnam on a trip from North to South, taking in all the attractions in between. Explore the undeniable charm of Hanoi and the amazing sceneries of Halong Bay, wander the charming streets of Hoi An, experience the rich cultural ancient city of Hue, and bask in cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City. Experience Vietnam’s splendid landscapes and the undeniable friendliness of Vietnamese people.

Top it all off with an overnight in the cozy lodge surrounded by lush gardens of the Mekong Delta, and you won’t ever want to leave. 

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Bangkok/ Ho Chi Minh City
  • Departure Time
    As your flight details
  • Return Time
    As your flight details
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Flights
    Guide
    Insurance
    Meals
    Transport

Tour Plan

1
Welcome to Thailand - Bangkok Arrival
Your Thailand and Vietnam adventure begins with your arrival in Bangkok. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight.
Overnight in Bangkok.
2
Bangkok - Grand Palace and Temples Tour (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for today's sightseeing. We will take you through the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to visit Wat Traimit, a visually stunning temple in China Town. Here you will see one of the largest solid gold Buddha statues (5.5 tones of the precious metal). Continue to visit Wat Po, the home of the famous 45-meter reclining Buddha. This temple also used to be the original school of traditional Thai massage. Then, visit the Royal Grand Palace, the nation's landmark and the most revered royal monument. You will see the Palace, which has been used for different occasions as The Coronation Hall, Funeral Hall, and Royal Guest House, and the mysterious famous Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.
Then you will be transferred back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free time.
Overnight in Bangkok.
3
Bangkok - Flight To Chiang Mai (B)
Relish the remaining moment in Bangkok before your private driver escorts you to the airport to take the flight to Chiang Mai. When you arrive at Chiang Mai airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation. The rest of the time is free at leisure.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.
4
Chiang Mai Leisure (B) - With Optional Tour
Have a leisure day in Chiang Mai or take an optional tour.
OPTIONAL TOUR:
HALF-DAY ELEPHANT SANCTUARY WITH LUNCH
Morning visit : 06:30-12:30
Take a chance to see the symbol of Thailand - elephants in a sustainable way.
Get ready early in the morning, and then have approximate 1.5 hours drive through rolling hills, forests, and local farming areas to the elephant sanctuary. Upon arrival at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, walk through and learn about the elephants, change into traditional Karen clothing and make medicine for the elephants.
Then you will meet the elephants, feed them, give medicine, interact, and play with them in a natural environment. At the same time, you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Later have a walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them. After enjoying your time with elephants, have traditional Thai meals for lunch and leave back to Chiang Mai.
Please do not forget to take the swimwear with you for having a bath with elephants.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.
5
Chiang Mai Leisure (B)
Today you will have a free day to explore the beauty of Chiang Mai. We recommend you to see the local temples, have a Thai massage and visit night markets. And just relax enjoying the charming atmosphere of the town.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.
6
Chiang Mai - Flight To Hanoi (B)
Relish the remaining moment in Chiang Mai before your private driver escorts you to the airport to take the flight to Hanoi. When you arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation. The rest of the time is free at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Please note: on particular days of the week, the flight from Chiang Mai to Hanoi might have a stopover in Bangkok.
7
Explore the Magnificent Halong Bay (B/L/D)
In the morning, check out of the hotel, and get picked up by the Cruise team. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see.
On arrival at Halong, you will board the cruise and enjoy the fantastic views of limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. Have an utterly delicious seafood lunch and enjoy the time at the sundeck exploring the Bay.
The cruise will stop in a secret place where you will spend time kayaking or swimming to explore the karst grottoes closer. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities organized by the cruise team or just relax.
Overnight on cruise.
8
Halong Bay - Back To Tranquil Capital (B/L)
Rise early today to view the dawn at the Wonder of the Nature World with breakfast served in the dining room. A Tai Chi class on the sun deck will awaken your mind and muscles.
Then head off to visit the limestone cave full of stalagmites and stalactites. Then return to the boat to check out and enjoy the brunch while the cruise is sailing back to the harbor. Later you will be transferred to your accommodation in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
9
Hanoi - Flight To Hoi An (B)
Relish the remaining moment in Hanoi before your private driver escorts you to the airport to take the flight to Hoi An. When you arrive at Da Nang airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation in Hoi An. The rest of the time is free at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.
10
Cherish Your Leisure Time In Ancient Town (B)
Have a free day to explore Hoi An at your own pace. The best way to explore this charming town is to rent a bicycle at the hotel and cycle around the town towards the riverside or the beach. At the beach, you will find many small cafes where you could relax with a fresh fruit drink after swimming. The water in the sea is warm and calm.
You could visit a tailor-shop which could make you and your loved ones a new piece of clothes, bag or shoes overnight.
In the evening we recommend you to walk around the Old Town area, which looks charming when the shops light their lanterns. You and would feel like being in a fairy-tale. And don’t skip the colorful performances organized on the street in the evening.
Overnight in Hoi An.
11
Travel From Hoi An To Hue (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the transfer from Hoi An to Hue by private car. You will drive through one of the most beautiful roads in the world - Hai Van Pass. You will be blown away by the stunning views of the mountains and the sea. Upon arrival in Hue check in the hotel and have free time to explore the surrounding area.
Overnight in Hue.
12
Explore Vietnam's Most Picturesque Old Town Hue (B/L)
Hue City is the cultural, political, and economic center of the Thua Thien Hue province, and used to be an old imperial city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty.
During this time, the most remarkable architectural monuments were constructed, which now are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel around 8:00-8:30 am.
Start your exploration with the boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu pagoda, which is the oldest pagodas in Hue. Then visit the Imperial Citadel, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here you will also visit the Royal Antiques Museum to see the collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. Then head to the bustling Dong Ba market.
Have delicious Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, we will head to Khai Dinh’s Tomb, which combines traditional Vietnamese style with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Then explore Minh Mang's Tomb, which represents the Confucian style. On the way, you will also visit conical hats and incense sticks villages.
You will be back to your hotel around 16:00-17:00.
Overnight in Hue.
13
Travel From Graceful Hue To Ho Chi Minh (B)
Relish the remaining moment in Hue before your private driver escorts you to the airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh. When you arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation. The rest of the time is free at leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
14
Discover The Mighty Mekong River (B/L/D)
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City around 8 am, and head to Mekong Delta, the land of nine dragons. Upon arrival at Cai Be, you will board the boat, which will take you through Mekong’s fertile alluvial water, which shapes the richness of the land, to Mekong Lodge.
Upon arrival at the resort, check in your private bungalow and enjoy a delicious lunch by the riverside.
Have some rest, and get ready for a cycling trip to Tan Phong Island. Here you will visit some local handicraft workshops and see how locals make banana leaves hammocks, water coconut leaves thatch, or home decor products made of water hyacinth. Visit fruit gardens where you can enjoy freshly picked fruits and Vietnamese folk music. Then take a small rowing boat trip through the canal.
Have dinner at the restaurant and have a relaxing evening at the resort.
Overnight in Cai Be.
15
Experience The Cai Be Floating Market (B)
Begin our second day at Mekong Delta with a buffet breakfast. Then take a boat trip to Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of the Mekong Delta. You will see the most vibrant scene on the Tien River with hundred of boats gathering for the fresh produce trade. Then spend some more time on the island visiting more handicraft villages. Then check out of the hotel and drive back to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
16
Time To Say Goodbye - Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Thailand and Vietnam. Complete the hotel check-out formalities, after which you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home.
Trip Ends.
HOTEL LIST: 3-star hotels:
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi Dal Vostro Hotel or similar
Halong Bay Le Journey Cruise or similar
Hoi An Kim An Hotel or similar
Hue Cherish Hue or similar
Ho Chi Minh City Lotus Central Hotel or similar
Mekong Delta Mekong Lodge or similar
Bangkok True Siam Rangnam or similar
Chiang Mai De Charme Chiang Mai hotel or similar
4-star hotels:
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi Tirant Hotel or similar
Halong Bay Renea Cruise or similar
Hoi An Hoi An La Siesta Resort or similar
Hue Eldora Hue or similar
Ho Chi Minh City Liberty Saigon Hotel or similar
Mekong Delta Mekong Lodge or similar
Bangkok The Berkley Hotel Bangkok or similar
Chiang Mai Novotel Nimman Journey Hub Chiang Mai or similar
  5-star hotels:
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi The Oriental Jade Hotel or similar
Halong Bay Athena Royal Cruise or similar
Hoi An Palm Garden or similar
Hue Silk Path Hue or similar
Ho Chi Minh City Majestic Saigon Hotel or similar
Mekong Delta Vinpearl Can Tho or similar
Bangkok Amari Watergate or similar
Chiang Mai La Meridian Chiang Mai or similar
  Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program).
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