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Group Size: Max 22
Trip code: VTAV
Duration: 37 days or longer
Take in two amazing Southeast Asian countries in one awesome combo tour! Discover the bustling cities and dreamy islands of Thailand before hopping across to Vietnam for 12 days of exploration and adventure. This tour takes in all the main sights of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and also heads off the beaten track in search of unique experiences such as crab fishing and hill tribe excursions. You’ll also learn a thing or two with cooking classes in both countries! Join this epic adventure and explore the best of Vietnam and Thailand!
Get set for an awesome Asian adventure! Kick off with 4 weeks in Thailand and then round off the experience with 12 days in beautiful Vietnam!
Day 1: Begin in the buzz of Bangkok. Fly into Bangkok where you’ll be met at the airport by one of our trip guides and transferred to your city accommodation. Meet your fellow travellers and enjoy your first night in Thailand!
Day 2: Bangkok Guided Tour. Explore some incredible must-see sights on a Bangkok tour, starting with a long-tailed boat ride. After temple visits to Wat Po, Wat Arun and the stunning Grand Palace, round off the day with a night out partying on the legendary Khao San Road.
Please note: Entrance fees to the Grand Palace and the surrounding temples are not included in the trip price so you should budget around £10-15 today for these visits.
Day 3: Explore Bangkok. See the streets of Bangkok up close on a group bicycle tour. Tonight, head out for another crack at Bangkok’s legendary backpacker nightlife!
Please note: Nights out on this trip are organized by our trip guides but drinks and entrance fees are at your own cost.
Day 4: Chill and Transfer. Spend the day relaxing and exploring Bangkok at your own pace. Tonight, take an overnight bus or train to Chiang Mai.
Day 5: Chiang Mai and Cookery Class. Arrive early in Chiang Mai and spend the day relaxing or exploring. Learn to cook delicious Thai dishes during an included cookery class and enjoy a guided tour of the city and the vibrant night market.
Day 6 & 7: Meet the Elephants. Journey into the beautiful Thai countryside and spend 2 days at an incredible elephant home. Help feed the elephants and bathe them in a nearby stream. Then spend the night sleeping in traditional huts next to the herd!
Day 8 & 9: Hill Trek. Venture into the foothills of northern Thailand for two days of wild adventure trekking in spectacular scenery – a must do experience! Enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure on day 9 (weather dependent) and then head back to Chiang Mai.
Please note: Your luggage will be looked after for you during the trek, so you only need to carry a small daypack.
Day 10: Chiang Mai to Krabi. Fly down to the coastal paradise of Krabi.
Day 11: Railay Beach Day. Enjoy a full day of sunbathing and swimming on Railay Beach, a stunning paradise of white sands and crystal clear waters.
Day 12: Transfer to Phi Phi. Head across to dreamy Koh Phi Phi and prepare for three days of bliss in this perfect paradise.
Day 13: Viewpoint Visit. After a relaxing morning, enjoy a group trek to a stunning viewpoint that offers incredible views across the island.
Day 14: Island Boat Trip. Embark on a blissful boat trip that ticks off the most beautiful parts of the island. Tonight, hit up Phi Phi’s fantastic nightlife.
Day 15: Transfer to Koh Samui. Take a combination of boats and buses across to Koh Samui and check into your island accommodation.
Day 16: Angthong National Marine Park. Head over to beautiful Angthong for a day of kayaking and swimming around green islands, white beaches and turquoise waters. Tonight, enjoy a night out at iconic Ark Bar.
Please note: The visit to Angthong Marine Park is weather dependent; if the day trip is unable to go ahead an alternative activity will be arranged.
Day 17: Koh Samui Beach Day. A free day to laze on the beach, recover from the night before(!), and reflect on the adventure so far.
Day 18: Transfer to Koh Phangan. It’s time to swap Koh Samui for Koh Phangan. Transfer by boat and prepare for 3 glorious days ahead.
Day 19: Koh Phangan Beach Party. Today is all about Southeast Asia’s most famous party island Spend the day getting party ready: put on your party clothes, slap on the fluorescent paint and stretch off for a long night of dancing ahead!
Please contact a travel advisor to find out which start dates coincide with which party!
Day 20: Koh Phangan Chill and Temple Steam. Enjoy a long lie in and then relax at a blissful Temple Steam. You’ll head to a tranquil temple and sit in the herb-infused steam of the temple sauna. This’ll relax your body, open your pores and allow the oil, toxins and alcohol out! A truly blissful experience.
Day 21-24: Koh Tao. Four days of beach break paradise on the gorgeous shores of Thailand's pint-sized island, Koh Tao. Embark on an unforgettable snorkelling boat trip around the island on day 24.
Day 25: Tour Ends. It’s time to say goodbye to this incredible Thai Adventure. Check out at 11am. Return airport transfers are not included but are easy to arrange. Speak to us for transfer advice.
Please note: Your transfer between Koh Tao and Bangkok and the flights between Thailand and Vietnam are not included. There are regular direct flights between the two countries at very good rates. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information. There may be independent travel time between the Thailand and Vietnam sections of your trip. Please contact us about arranging accommodation during that time.
Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam. Arrive into Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, where you’ll be met and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy your first night in Vietnam!
Day 2: Hanoi Rickshaw Tour. Tour around the city on a rickshaw and keep your eyes peeled for key sites such as the Presidential Palace, the beautiful West Lake, the Ho Chi Minh complex and the One Pillar Pagoda. Breakfast included.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay cruise. Wake up early and make your way to the traditional Vietnamese junk boat that’ll be your home for the night! As you cruise you’ll have the chance to go caving, sea kayaking and even try your hand at a spot of late-night squid fishing! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 4: Wake up in Ha Long. A real treat in store tonight – a stay on your very own private island! Chill out on this gorgeous island, get competitive with some beach volleyball and soak up the glorious sun! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 5: Ninh Binh Homestay. Return to Ha Long Bay before plunging south to the stunning landscapes of Ninh Binh. Check in to a fantastic riverside homestay, and watch the sky turn orange and pink as the sun sets in this magnificent location. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 6: Beautiful Ninh Binh. Join a bicycle tour through the countryside. Then hop on a boat and glide along gentle rivers and delve into atmospheric caves. After lunch, ascend the legendary 450 steps of Dragon Mountain Viewpoint and prepare for a magical sunset. Overnight train down to Hoi An. Breakfast included.
Day 7: Hoi An. Wake up this morning in Danang and hop on a bus to Hoi An. Explore the lantern lit streets, wander around the shops and market stalls or simply gaze out over the wonderful waterways.
Day 8: Cycling and Crab Fishing. Today, jump aboard a fisherman’s boat and learn to catch crab as you float through tranquil Vietnamese waters! Then, learn how to whip up some tasty Vietnamese delicacies at a cooking class. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City. Jump on a short flight to southern Vietnam and visit famous Ho Chi Minh City. Soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant place.
Day 10: Mekong Delta. Back on the water today as you explore the beautiful Mekong Delta on board a traditional canoe.
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels. Head underground and explore the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels, a sprawling network of underground passages that were used during the war for supplies and communication. Then enjoy a farewell night out in Ho Chi Minh City. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 12: Tour ends. Your amazing adventure in Vietnam has come to an end! Depart at any time.
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