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14-Day Classic Vietnam and Thailand Tour

14-Day Classic Vietnam and Thailand Tour

By LingUpdated Aug. 2, 2023
From Hanoi City Life to Phuket's Wonderful Beaches

This classic itinerary is specially designed for travelers taking a first trip to Asia for a 2-week vacation. It is a well-received combination of local life experiences in Vietnam and relaxation in Thailand.

From bustling cities and floating markets to historic sites and natural wonders, and from superlative landscapes to atmospheric temples, Thailand and Vietnam have it all!

You will not only see the main attractions, but also hand-picked insider experiences are arranged.

  • Days:14±
  • Best For:couples, friends, families with adult children
  • Departure date:up to you
  • Sample price:from US$2,999 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:SE Asia's included (international on request)
  • Cancellations:100% refunded! (till 14 days before)

*The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

Thailand and Vietnam Tour Map (Suggested Route)

Classic Vietnam and Thailand Tour Map

Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Hop on a cyclo and pass through the famed Old Quarter, catching the vibe of city life in Hanoi.

a rickshaw on the street

Drift among the unspoiled areas of Halong Bay, on AH's overnight cruise. Our more-private crafts are half the size of the usual group-tour boats.

top halong bay cruise
the tag of ah hand picked

Paddle a traditional Vietnamese basket boat along the coconut-palm-flanked waterways to learn about the local fisherman's lifestyle.

basket boats on the river
the tag of ah hand picked

Enjoy an evening foodie tour, walking around the ancient town of Hoi An, where colorful lanterns light up the night.

hui an evening foodie walking tour

Take a sampan ride through the picturesque canals of the Mekong Delta.

Take a sampan ride in Mekong Delta

See the bustling floating market scene in Can Tho — the biggest floating market in Vietnam, which is more authentic than Thailand's.

Walk into the magnificent Grand Palace and Listen to monk's chanting in Wat Pho.

Spend some days relaxing by the wonderful beaches in Phuket.

chairs on the beach

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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Day 1
Hanoi Arrival, Vietnam

Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and then drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore at your leisure.

Day 2
Hanoi City Tour with Old Quarter Cyclo Ride
  • Explore Hanoi's top attractions: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
  • Hop on a cyclo (a local rickshaw) and catch a glimpse Hanoi's city life, passing through the famed Old Quarter.
  • Conclude your day by watching an entertaining water puppet performance.
Take a Cyclo Ride in Old Quarter
Take a Cyclo Ride in Old Quarter
Day 3
Overnight Halong Bay Cruise to Unspoiled Areas
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
  • Board your junk cruise at noon. This smaller craft is both more intimate and authentic than the usual group-tour boats.
  • Swim in the emerald waters of Tra Bau in Lan Ha Bay.
  • Join in interesting activities on board, such as cooking demonstrations and squid fishing.
  • Taste exquisite drinks and savor delicious food on board while enjoying the spectacular views.
orchid trendy cruise in Halong Bay
AH Hand-Picked Overnight Cruise
Day 4
Halong Bay to Hoi An (via a Hanoi – Da Nang flight)
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
  • In the morning, kayak in the Ao Ech area to discover Ha Long's hidden charm — Lan Ha Bay.
  • After brunch, transfer from Halong Bay back to Hanoi for your onward flight to Da Nang.
  • Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to Hoi An.
kayak in the Ao Ech area
Kayak in the Ao Ech Area
Day 5
Hoi An Fisher-Folk Experience and Evening Foodie Tour
  • At a fishing village near Hoi An, experience the fishermen's lifestyle. Cruise down Cua Dai River and try your hand at casting Vietnamese fishing nets.
  • Paddle a unique Vietnamese round basket boat on tranquil coconut-tree-flanked waterways, just as the fisher-folk do traditionally.
  • Learn more about Vietnamese culture through its food during an evening specialty-tasting tour.
  • Walk around the ancient town and take a boat trip on the Hoai River for a dreamy night surrounded by colorful lanterns — hanging and floating.
try your hand at casting Vietnamese fishing nets
Try Your Hand at Casting Vietnamese Fishing Nets
Day 6
Hoi An Departure and Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
  • Your private guide and driver will transfer you from Hoi An to Da Nang for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Upon arrival, your HCMC guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel.
  • Take the rest of the day to explore HCM City at your leisure.
Day 7
Ho Chi Minh City Tour with the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh City's turbulent history at its most historic landmarks: Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Saigon Central Post Office, and Reunification Palace.
  • Continue your tour at the informative War Remnants Museum to learn about "the American War" from a Vietnamese perspective.
  • Get an insight into Saigonese lifestyle and culture by tasting a cup of coffee with the locals at a popular street cafe.
  • Head to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which reflect the hardships and resilience of the Vietnamese resistance fighters.
the Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 8
Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho, Mekong Delta Canal Boat Ride
  • Take a 2-hour drive to Ben Tra, visit a local village, and relax as you cycle around.
  • Have a leisurely sampan ride on picturesque canals to a local home for an authentic lunch of Mekong Delta specialties.
  • Stay overnight in Can Tho — the heart of the Mekong Delta.
A Mekong Delta Canal Boat Ride
Day 9
Cai Rang Floating Market; Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok
  • Get up early to see the most bustling floating market in the Mekong Delta.
  • As your Vietnam tour comes to its end, your private guide and driver will transfer you to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your onward flight.
  • Upon arrival in Bangkok, your new private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
the cai rang loating market
The Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho
Day 10
Explore Bangkok's Highlights and Have a Long-Tail Boat Ride
  • Start your day by listening to the monks chanting at Wat Pho, which is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok.
  • Take a tuk tuk ride via Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market to the Grand Palace.
  • Continue with a long-tail-boat ride along the ancient canals of Thonburi to get a flavor of its local life. .
  • Stop at iconic Wat Arun, which was once the grand royal temple of King Rama II, who ruled 1809–1824.
  • After lunch at a local restaurant, cross the Chao Phraya River and we'll drive you to Chinatown for a look at Old Bangkok.
Bangkok's highlights experience
Bangkok's Highlights Experiences
Day 11
Bangkok to Phuket — Enjoy Free Time at Beautiful Beaches
  • After a leisurely breakfast, our private airport transfer will smoothly connect with your flight to Phuket.
  • Upon arrival at Phuket International Airport, our private transfer will bring you to your beautiful hotel.
A Beautiful Beach in Phuket
A Beautiful Beach in Phuket
Day 12 and 13
Free Time by the Beach
  • You will have two free days to spend at your leisure on Phuket's beaches.
  • You could take a speedboat to a nearby tropical paradise: visit the famous Phi Phi Islands, serenely cruise around mystical Phang Nga Bay...
Day 14
Phuket to Bangkok, Your Departure Flight

After breakfast, transfer to Phuket International Airport for your departure flight via Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

Tailor-make a Vietnamese ao dai or another dress you like

For birthday/anniversary celebration

boat on the river with flowers
See the A O Show in Ho Chin Minh City

For those who like art

champagne on the night cruise
Manohra Luxury Dinner Cruise in Bangkok

For couples

phi phi island
Explore the Phi Phi Islands from Phuket

For outdoor enthusiasts

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Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

hotel in Bangkok
Central located hotel in Bangkok
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Central located hotel in Ho Chi Minh
hotel in hoi an
A riverbank resort in Hoi An
Boutique resort in Phuket
Romantic resort in Phuket

Our Service Includes:

14 days from
US$ 2,999
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • 4-star accommodations for 13 nights
  • Flights between cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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