Vietnam & Thailand Adventure
An epic combo tour through Thailand and Vietnam!
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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!
- Soak up awesome Asian culture in Vietnam and Thailand with a group of like-minded travellers! Make friends on your travels!
- Enjoy incredible unique experiences; spend a night on board a traditional junk boat in Vietnam and help care for elephants in Thailand!
- Explore stunning landscapes such as Ha Long Bay and the northern foothills of Thailand
- Learn to whip up delicious Asian cuisine with cooking classes in both countries!
- Party Southeast Asian style! Live it up in Ho Chi Minh City and catch an epic Moon Party on Koh Phangan!
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: Arrive in Bangkok. One of our team will meet you and take you to your hostel where you’ll meet the rest of your group and enjoy a first night out on Khao San Road!
Day 2: Bangkok to Chiang Mai. See the best of Bangkok with a long-tail boat tour including temple visits to Wat Arun and Wat Pho and an optional stop at the Grand Palace. Travel overnight to Chiang Mai.
Day 3: Chiang Mai. Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the laid-back city before joining a Thai cooking class and going bargain-hunting at the famous Chiang Mai Night Market.
Day 4: Chiang Mai to the Elephant Project. Spend a night in an ethical elephant camp where you’ll get hands on with the animals, feeding and bathing them. Then sleep in a hut next to the herd!
Day 5: Hill Trek. Trek the spectacular mountains of Northern Thailand where you’ll see the most jaw-dropping views. Spend the night in a rustic retreat under a canopy of stars.
Day 6: Hill Trek & Chiang Mai. Trek for a couple of hours this morning before hopping on a traditional bamboo raft. Then transfer back to Chiang Mai.
Day 7: Chiang Mai to Koh Phi Phi. Fly to Krabi before getting the ferry to the tropical island of Phi Phi. Drop your bags before hitting the beach for a sun downer.
Day 8: Koh Phi Phi. Bliss out with free time in paradise today. Top up your tan, snorkel round the bay or treat yourself to a Thai massage on the sand.
Day 9: Phi Phi Viewpoint. Hike up to the best viewpoint on the island for the most amazing panorama across the island’s twin bays. Hit the bars tonight with your mates.
Day 10: Phi Phi Boat Trip. Cruise the crystal-clear waters round Phi Phi with lots of stops to swim and snorkel and a visit to Monkey Island to meet the cheeky residents.
Day 11: Phi Phi to Ao Nang. Transfer to Ao Nang. Tickle your taste buds tonight with a guided street-food crawl.
Day 12: Ao Nang & Bor Thor Mangrove Forests. Kayak through the mangrove forests of Bor Thor including a stop to see 3,000 year old cave paintings!
Day 13: Hong & Poda Island Boat Trip. Enjoy a boat trip today to the idyllic islands of Hong and Poda. Catch some rays, take some sea-selfies, or go snorkelling.
Day 14: Ao Nang to Khao Sok. Head inland to Khao Sok National Park where we’ll be taking a long-tail boat tour before spending the night in a ‘float-house’ on the lake.
Day 15: Khao Sok to Koh Samui. Opt to take an early boat safari in the Park before travelling to Koh Samui, where we’ll have some beach time before going out for a big one in Chaweng!
Day 16: Koh Samui Beach Day. Free time on Koh Samui! Catch up on some zzzzs, lie back on a lilo, or slurp a smoothie to detox after your big night out!
Day 17: Ang Thong Marine Park. Take a day trip into the shimmering waters of Ang Thong. Snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear sea. Don’t forget your camera!
Day 18: Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Take the ferry to Koh Phangan where you’ll be staying in the lively Ban Taai area.
Day 19: Free time on Koh Phangan. Kick back on the beach today, or book yourself onto a yoga or Muay Thai class before experiencing the hedonistic nightlife of the island.
Day 20: Free time on Koh Phangan. Spend today recovering, or get active with some paddle-boarding or a hike into the jungled interior of the island. Tonight’s your last night in Koh Phangan so go large!
Day 21: Koh Phangan to Koh Tao. Hop across to Koh Tao where you’ll find white sand beaches, palm trees and world-class diving. Drop your bag at the hostel and head out to explore.
Day 22: Koh Tao Boat Trip. Board the boat for an awesome snorkelling trip, including a stop at Koh Nang Yuan with its slender beach that disappears under the sea at high tide.
Day 23: Free Time on Koh Tao. How will you spend your last day in heaven? Will you go diving, take a long-tail tour, play beach volleyball or just put the finishing touches to your tan?
Day 24: Koh Tao to Bangkok. Say farewell to Koh Tao – we’re heading back to Bangkok by ferry then bus. Head out for a final night under the neon lights of Khao San Road.
Day 25: Trip End. Head back to the airport - the Thai leg of your adventure has come to an end. Sawasdee-ka!!
This is our 2020 Thai Adventure itinerary. If you are looking to travel in 2019 check out our Thai Adventure 2019 itinerary
Please note: 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. Today explore the beautiful Mekong Delta and learn first hand how locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong.
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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Arrive into Bangkok International Airport on day 1. You will be met and transferred to your accommodation.
Your trip in Thailand will finish in Bangkok on day 25. You are free to depart at any time. Return airport transfers are not included but easily to arrange locally with your guide.
You will be met at the airport in Hanoi and transferred to your accommodation. Your trip will finish in Ho Chi Minh City on day 12. Return airport transfers are not included but are easy to arrange.
Please note: there may be some independent travel time in between each of your trips. Your Travel Advisor can advise you on booking accommodation for those nights.
Accommodation is included for the full duration of your trip in Thailand. For the majority of the trip your accommodation will be in centrally located modern multi-share hostels. 11 nights’ multi-share accommodation are included in Vietnam.
While some meals are included, you will need to purchase the majority of your food yourself. This is a great opportunity to absorb Thai and Vietnamese culture as you interact with local people and sample tasty regional cuisine!
Please note: There may be a few days spare between the end of your Thai Adventure and the beginning of your Vietnam Adventure. On these days, accommodation and meals are at your own cost.
The minimum age to join this combo tour is 18.
British nationals arriving by air can enter Thailand without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days.
British nationals can enter Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days without a visa. You must have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport from the date you enter the country. If you wish to stay longer than 15 days, or wish to leave and re-enter the country within 30 days you will need to apply for a visa.
Please note all visa rules are subject to change, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.