13-Day Thailand & Vietnam with Halong Bay Extension
From $849 Land Only and $1379 Land & Air
- Visit 5 cities in Thailand and Vietnam – Bangkok, Pattaya, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Halong Bay
- Experience unique Thai and Vietnamese cultures and hospitality
- Visit majestic Buddhist Temples with unique historical artifacts
- See the Sleep Museum and the spectacular Sanctuary of Truth building in Pattaya
- Enjoy an overnight cruise in the breathtaking Ha Long Bay
- Visit unique museums and attractions in Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh's residence, One Pillar Pagoda and Museum of Ethnology
- Deluxe hotel accommodation with daily breakfasts
- International airfares included
- Choice of sightseeing, entertainment and culinary add-ons for enhanced experiences in two countries
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Day 1 Depart for Asia
Board the international airline from your gateway city to start your adventure to exotic destinations in Asia. Fly in comforts over the International Date Line towards Bangkok while indulging in superior inflight services of the international carrier.
Day 2 Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand
Welcome to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Upon arrival, greeted by our local tour guide after clearing customs and immigration at the airport and you will be transferred to your booked hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure or rest to accustom to the new time zone.
Day 3 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok’s history dates back to the 15th century where its strategic location at the west bank of the mouth of the Chao Phraya River made it an important customs and trading outpost during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Today it is a major city with a population of over 8 million. Following your sumptuous breakfast, you shall embark on the morning excursion to explore this forever vibrant city of Asia. Discover the amazing Golden Buddha statue at Wat Traimit in Chinatown that was almost forgotten for a few hundred years if not for an accident that chipped off its stucco shell to reveal its golden self. Weighing a staggering five-and-a-half ton, the gold seated Buddha was plastered over and disguised to hide it from invading the Burmese army that ransacked the old kingdom. Then proceed to visit Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram – a Buddhist temple in the Dusit District of Bangkok that typifies Bangkok's ornate style of high gables, stepped-out roofs, and elaborate finials. Also known as the marble temple, it is built in 1899 at the request of King Chulalongkorn and is one of Bangkok's best-known temples and a major tourist attraction. Designed by the half-brother of the king, it is built of Italian marble with displays of Carrara marble pillars, a marble courtyard and two large marble lions guarding the entrance. The interiors are decorated with crossbeams of lacquer and gold, and in shallow niches in the walls of paintings of important stupas all over the country. The cloister around the assembly hall houses 52 images of Buddha.
- Optional Program: Landmarks of Bangkok Tour at $49 per person. Participate in this exhilarating tour visiting the Grand Palace in Bangkok that was constructed in 1782 by the founder of the Chakri Dynasty, King Rama I. The palace complex of many buildings had been the residences of many Kings of Thailand until the abolition of absolute monarchy in 1932. The Grand Palace is currently partially open to the public as a museum, but it remains a working palace, with several royal offices still situated inside. View the royal chapel that is situated within the walls of the palace more popularly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew. It houses a figurine of the meditating Buddha seated in a yogic posture, made of semi-precious green stone, clothed in gold, and about inches tall that is considered the palladium of the Kingdom of Thailand. Then take a ride in a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River to take in the famous landmarks visible along the banks of this famous waterway of Bangkok.
Day 4 Bangkok - Pattaya
After breakfast, there will be an eye-opening treat to visit the famous Gems Gallery to take in all you need to know about gemology. The Gems Gallery is situated in four major cities in Thailand. And Gems Gallery has more than two decades of experience with jewelry and gems, and draws on the accumulated knowledge of Man's more than 4,000 years relationship with precious stones. Next, take the approximately two-hour ride on the air-conditioned vehicle to Pattaya – a coastal resort city next to the Gulf of Thailand. Upon arrival and check-in, enjoy at your own leisure at the beach, rest in the hotel or explore this beach city on your own.
- Optional Program: Alcazar Cabaret Show and Dinner at $59 per person. The Alcazar Cabaret Pattaya is recognized internationally throughout the entertainment circuit. Alcazar is more than just a drag queen show and in the early days was not accepted. After years of evolvement and development of new technology, the Alcazar Show is world acclaimed. It has successfully blended the art of acting, stage design, costumes and performance so well that all ages can enjoy the spectacular show. The Alcazar show is a must-see for visitors local or foreigners.
Day 5 Pattaya
After breakfast, check out two unique and interesting attractions in Pattaya – the Sleep Museum and The Sanctuary of Truth. The Sleep Museum showcases the interesting facts, hardware, and stories related to the basic necessity for humans – our need to sleep. This museum chronicles the history of sleeping and bedding from different eras that will give visitors new insights. The Sanctuary of Truth is a huge all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. The top of the building is over 300 feet high, and the building covers an area of more than 35,000 square feet. It features contemporary visionary art based on traditional religious themes. The project was initiated as an idea of Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphan in 1981 and is scheduled to be completed in 2050. The main idea of the temple is to show that all religions lead to the only one Truth teaching people to avoid evil intentions and promoting good deeds. The rest of the day will be at your own leisure.
- Optional Program: Pattaya Floating Market and Seafood Dinner at $59 per person. The Pattaya Floating Market is the largest floating attraction in the East of Thailand, which would encourage more visitors to come to Pattaya. Pattaya Floating Market not only presents cultures and traditions from different regions of Thailand but also presents niche products from there, such as wooden sculpture, silverware, textile, paper handcrafts, sailing-boat model, wooden-handmade bags, Thai silk, and so on.
Day 6 Pattaya - Bangkok
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and board on the transportation to leave for Bangkok. Along the way, visit the hilltop of Khao Phra Tamnak (Khao Phra Bat) on the south of Pattaya Beach, where one can see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay. Then stop at Thai-Silk Center - the best place to shop Thai silk and handicrafts. Arrive in Bangkok in the afternoon and check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day will be at your own leisure.
- Optional Program: Asiatique Night Market and Siam Niramit Show with Dinner at $69 per person. Asiatique The Riverfront is an expansive open-air mall with river views and a cutting-edge 'festival market and living museum' concept. It's a fairly new night market located in the heart of Bangkok City. Also, a great meeting place where local and foreign families can come together to revel in an energetic environment. Siam Niramit Show at the Grand Theatre with Dinner- Savor a delicious buffet dinner as you sit back and enjoy the performance. 700 years of history unfold before your eyes as the actors demonstrate pivotal moments of Thailand's history, reenact cultural festivals, and reveal ancient customs.
Day 7 Bangkok - Saigon, Vietnam
Check out of the hotel in Bangkok and ride the transfer to the airport to check-in for the flight to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Our Vietnam tour representative will be met and greet you in Ho Chi Minh Airport after you exit at the baggage collection and arrange for transfer to bring you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be at your own leisure.
Day 8 Saigon
A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity, and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the convergence of traditional and modern life. Begin the trip into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975, signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gate.
- Optional Program Cu Chi Tunnels: Never discovered by American forces, the Cu Chi Tunnels were an important Vietcong base during the American War. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapons factories. Today, walk through the area and learn about the day to day life of the Vietcong, bear witness to the cleverly disguised entrances and elaborate the booby-traps, and even venture inside the tunnels, some of which have been modified to accommodate tourists.
Day 9 Saigon
Enjoy your free day on your own.
- Welcome to join our optional program to Mekong Delta & Ben Tre full-day tour with lunch: After a journey through Ben Luc and Tan An, proceed to Ben Tre to take a boat trip on the Mekong River to Vam Xep canal where local handicrafts and coconut sweets are produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits, a performance of traditional songs, and observe the local life. Take a short ride on the motor cart to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea. Proceed by sampan through the small canals to observe the daily life of local people along the riverbanks with some stops for a leisurely stroll.
Day 10 Saigon - Hanoi
Today you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam in the north. Founded as the capital of Imperial Vietnam in 1010, with a current population of 7.7 million people, Hanoi is the second-largest city in the country. It was also the administrative enter of French Indochina when France colonized the country from 1883 to 1945. The juxtaposition of French-style avenues, bridges, and buildings with traditional Vietnamese-styled architecture can still be visible today. You will be met and greeted by our tour representative at the airport and escorted to the hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, head out to Ba Dinh Square and start our day with The Presidential Palace (passing by only, formerly Palace of the Governor-General of French Indochina), Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilt and nearby One Pillar Pagoda. Next is a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, which gives an excellent overview of the country's ethnic groups, customs, and ways of life. The highlight here is the large, beautiful outdoor area featuring genuine houses and compounds as built and used by the many different ethnic groups.
Day 11 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Breakfast at the hotel before heading out to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Ha Long, you will board an overnight cruise amongst the more than 3,000 limestone islands rising majestically out of the turquoise bay. You pass grand rock formations and quaint fishing towns and sample a delicious lunch of freshly caught fish and seafood.
Overnight: Halong Bay, Vietnam
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Halong Bay - Hanoi
Start the day with calming Tai Chi, often accompanied by an amazing sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of the bay’s landscape. The cruise passes beautiful spots such as Trong, Trinh Nu, and the Me Cung Caves, and you will have a chance to explore Surprise Cave before having buffet brunch on board.
Back at the dock, where you will be met and transferred to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon and start visiting highlights of Hanoi, Visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam built in the 11th century. Then drive to Hanoi Center and explore the city's lively Old Quarter. This is a place you must see to experience Hanoi, where exciting shopping opportunities and vibrant cultural and historical sites share the same small area. Close your day by attending a wonderful performance of the Water Puppet Show.
Day 13 Depart Hanoi, Vietnam
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.
- Certain Airlines' flight arrives in Bangkok in the early morning (around 1 AM) on Day 3.
- Certain Airlines' flight departs from Hanoi in the early morning (around 1 AM) on Day 13. We sometimes can change your flight to early morning (around 1AM) on Day 14 based on availability, then you have another full day on your own in Saigon, but you need head to the airport yourself in the late evening on Day 13.
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Grand Palace was built in the 18th century as a royal residence for the king and his court. Wat Phra Kaew is home to the iconic Emerald Buddha, with its brightly colored buildings, golden spires and gorgeous mosaics. You'll see the distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. Afterwards, we take a boat ride along the famous Chao Phraya River with its many historical attractions, temples and architecture, passes landmarks of Bangkok such as Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn).
|Day #3||01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$49.00|
The Alcazar Cabaret Pattaya is recognized internationally throughout the entertainment circuit.Alcazar is more than just a drag queen show and in the early days was not accepted. After years of evolvement and development of new technology, the Alcazar Show is world acclaimed. It has successfully blended the art of acting, stage design, costumes and performance so well that all ages can enjoy the spectacular show. The Alcazar show is a must see for visitors local or foreigners.
|Day #4||01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$59.00|
Pattaya Floating Market is the largest floating attraction in East of Thailand, which would encourage more visitors to come to Pattaya. Pattaya Floating Market not only presents cultures and traditions from different regions of Thailand but also presents niche products from there, such as wooden sculpture, silverware, textile, paper handcrafts, sailing-boat model, wooden-handmade bags, Thai silk, and so on.
|Day #5||01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$59.00|
Asiatique The Riverfrontis an expansive open-air mall with river views and a cutting-edge 'festival market and living museum' concept. It's a fairly new night market located in the heart of Bangkok City.Also a great meeting place where local and foreign families can come together to revel in an energetic environment.
Siam Niramit Show at the Grand Theatre with Dinner- Savor a delicious buffet dinner as you sit back and enjoy the performance. 700 years of history unfolds before your eyes as the actors demonstrate pivotal moments of Thailand's history, reenact cultural festivals, and reveal ancient customs. The thunderous sound effects, world-class lighting, and elaborate props serve to add ?avor and depth to this riveting show.
|Day #6||01 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$69.00|
Vietnamese visa is a kind of travel documents granted by Vietnamese competent authorities, providing permission to travel to and enter Vietnam. An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of the visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via an electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days, single entry.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2049||$49.00|
Depart Ho Chi Minh City in the morning, you head out to Cu Chi Tunnels. After an introductory video, viewing various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters, you will spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels to see how the Viet Cong survived in this underground network.
|Day #8||01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$39.00|
After a journey through Ben Luc and Tan An, proceed to Ben Tre to take a boat trip on the Mekong River to Vam Xep canal where local handicrafts and coconut sweets are produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits, a performance of traditional songs, and observe the local life. Take a short ride on motor cart to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea. Proceed by sampan through the small canals to observe the daily life of local people along the riverbanks with some stops for a leisurely stroll.
|Day #9||01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2049||$59.00|