Build Your Own Trip

Overview

  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi – Full-day City Tour
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on board
  • Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Hue
  • Day 5: Hue City Tour
  • Day 6: Hue – Day train to Da Nang – Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An – Walking tour of the Old Quarter
  • Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Bangkok
  • Day 9: Bangkok – Full-day City tour – Cruise dinner on Chao Phraya River
  • Day 10: Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Day 11: Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai
  • Day 12: Chiang Mai – Day trip to Elephant Natural Park
  • Day 13: Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon Natural Park
  • Day 14: Chiang Mai – Bangkok – Departure

Full Itinerary

[*Notes]

- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.

Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a welcome signboard. They will then transfer you to the hotel in downtown to check in. The remainder of the day is free to rest from the long journey.

Overnight in Hanoi


Hanoi – Full-day City Tour

After breakfast, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Hanoi’s major attractions. Start your day with a visit to the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, (closed Monday and Friday from 20 September to 10 December). Move on to Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house and the Pagoda of a Pillar, located in the same enclosure. You will also be able to visit the Quan Tran Quoc pagoda, B52 Lake and the Temple of Literature, after which you will have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you continue to visit the fascinating Women Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, ironically nicknamed the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ by US prisoners of war (POWs) during the American War. Afterwards, you take a walking tour strolling through the small alley streets of Hanoi Old Quarter. At the end of the afternoon, you will enjoy a traditional puppet show at the Bong Sen Theater.

Overnight in Hanoi
Meals:(Breakfast/ lunch/_)



Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on board

After breakfast and check out you will travel by road (approx. 4 hours) to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On board a traditional wooden junk, admire the sublime beauty of the limestone karsts rising out of the water like giants. A scrumptious seafood lunch will be served on board while sailing. During the cruise, you will have a chance to enjoy a swim or go kayaking to discover sea caves.

Wrap up your evening with a Vietnamese cooking demonstration from the onboard chefs! Enjoy dinner, some squid fishing and then retire for a good night’s sleep.

Overnight in Hanoi
Meals:(Breakfast/ lunch/ Dinner)



Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Hue

Early morning you can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck and then followed by a light breakfast. You will have free time to relax and then check out of the cruise cabin at mid-morning. Then brunch will be served on board. Around midday, you will return to the docks. From here you are picked up by your private driver and transferred directly to Noi Bai Airport to take a short flight to Hue. Arrive at Hue Airport your private local guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel to check in.

Overnight in Hue
Meals:(Breakfast/ lunch/_)



Hue City Tour

After breakfast, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hue. Embark on the dragon boat trip to cruise the Perfume River visiting the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of the Emperor Tu Duc. Then you will enjoy lunch at a Buddhist Temple.

In the afternoon you will continue to visit the Imperial Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty. Finally, we will visit the Dong Ba market sited on the bank of the Perfume River. Walk across the historic Trang Tien Bridge while watching the sunset. The day tour ends at the hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Hue
Meals:(Breakfast/ lunch/_)



Hue – Day train to Da Nang – Hoi An

After breakfast, your guide and driver will collect you and transfer you to the train station to take a four-hour scenic train ride to Da Nang. Along the way, you will get to see the beautiful coastal line and pass the breathtaking Hai Van Pass. Upon arrival at Da Nang station, you will be picked up by your private driver and transferred to the nearby Hoi An Ancient town. En route you will stop to visit the beautiful beach of Non Nuoc and the Cham Museum. You also have a chance to climb the Marble Mountains, a set of sacred hills with Buddhist shrines. Arrive in Hoi An and check in to your hotel room. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An
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Hoi An – Walking tour of the Old Quarter

Following breakfast, your guide will take you on a walking tour of Hoi An Ancient town. Venture through its alley streets, visiting the traditional houses and some of its most famous places, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Ceramic Museum and the central market. Lunch is served at a local restaurant, then return to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover Hoi An on your own.

Overnight in Hoi An
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Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Bangkok

Morning is free to relax in Hoi An.

In the afternoon transfer to Da Nang airport to take a short flight to Bangkok. Arrival Bangkok you will be picked up and transferred in a private vehicle to the hotel in downtown to check in. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Bangkok
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Bangkok – Full-day City tour – Cruise dinner on Chao Phraya River

Following breakfast, with the help of your private guide and driver, you will embark on a guided tour of this Metropolitan City. The sightseeing today includes the visit to the Grand Palace (the official residence of the kings of Siam), the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo), the Temple of Wat Pho and the Wat Traimit. You also have some time in the afternoon to enjoy massage and some fun shopping. Tonight you will enjoy a cruise dinner on the spectacular Chao Phraya River.

Overnight in Bangkok
Meals:(Breakfast/_/Dinner)



Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

After breakfast depart southward to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, situated in Ratchaburi province.

Arrive at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you can see numerous vendors selling local foods, fruits, and products on the rowing boats. Take a paddling boat along the canal to breathe the once-in-a-lifetime atmosphere of this legendary market. Then you are free to explore the market, shoot photographs/videos.

Leaving the floating market, you will take a thrilling long-tailed boat ride, wind your way through the winding canals to see remote villages, gardens, and plantations. Arrive at the docks where you meet your private driver again and transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Relax at the hotel or enjoy some fun shopping again.

Overnight in Bangkok
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Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai

After breakfast and hotel checkout transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Chiang Mai. Arrival in Chiang Mai your private guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the downtown for the sightseeing tour. You will start to visit the temple “Wat Phra That Doi Suthep”, located more than one thousand meters above sea level, with magnificent views of the city. Then lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you will continue to tour the most important temples of the city and visit the local market, where you can enjoy your shopping spree.

Overnight in Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai – Day trip to Elephant Natural Park

Today you will enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park; a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals.

Your visit starts with a picturesque drive through the rural countryside to Elephant Nature Park. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives.

Many find their visit to Elephant Nature Park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants (no riding), and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary.

Your visit helps support our regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation.

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Meals:(Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon Natural Park

After breakfast, you will transfer to the Doi Inthanon Natural Park, the highest mountain in the country, at the top of which there are two twin pagodas: Phra Maha That Naphamethanidol and Naphapholphumsiri. During the tour you will walk through the natural landscape of Angka Luang, to continue later with a visit to the base of a research project for the development of fruits and flowers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you will pass by the village of the Karen tribe, best known for the neck rings worn by their women. Stop at the waterfalls of Vachirathan, after which you will return to the hotel.

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

Chiang Mai – Bangkok – Departure

After breakfast a private driver will take you to the Airport for a short flight back to Bangkok. Then transfer via your international flight home. End of our services.

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Useful Information

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

  • Domestic flights within Thailand and Vietnam
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

What’s Not Included?

  • Your International Flights to and from Thailand and Vietnam
  • Thailand and Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end

  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers