This luxurious, leisurely private tour is the perfect introduction to Thailand and the best of north Vietnam. You’ll be the guests of beautiful legendary hotels, tour with your own expert guides and drivers. From Bangkok's Grand Palace to the French inspired capital city of Hanoi, you enter a magical world of sights, scents, and sensations where your spirit soars as the sunset casts its crimson light across the Bay of the Descending Dragon...
Upon your arrival at the international airport of Bangkok, you will be welcomed by the Travel Thailand tour guide and driver for the transfer to your hotel in the center of the city. Relax at the hotel.
Meals: N/A - Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.
After breakfast, you will take a visit to one of the "must" for every visitor to Bangkok. The first visit is The Grand Palace which is the official of King Siam since 1782 made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. It is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Inside the Grand Palace complex is Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The following visit is Wat Pho – the temple of reclining Buddha. The temple has a long list of credits: The oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, the longest reclining Buddha and the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, the first public education institution. Then cross Chao Phraya River to Thon Buri to visit Wat Arun which is known as Temple of Dawn – one of the best well-known sites in Bangkok. It is best seen from the opposite side of the river. After visiting this Wat, back to your hotel. Free and relax.
Meals: Breakfast - Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.
Flight to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast - Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Today you continue to explore this charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh''s Mausoleum – except Monday, Friday, afternoons, and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; West Lake; the Temple of Literature; and one of the city''s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum).
Meals: Breakfast - Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
• The itinerary can be subject to change due to weather condition & different cruise.
Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Accommodation: on cruise.
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty and take you back to Hanoi or Noi Bai airport for your flight to next destination. Bon Voyage!
Meals: Breakfast - Accommodation: N/A.
Accommodation at 3 star hotel in everage.Economy class flight Bangkok - HanoiPrivate tours, transfers with air-conditioned and all services as stated in itineraryService of English speaking guides Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visitedMeals as mentioned in the itinerary
Tour Does Not Include
Other International flightsMeals other than those mentioned in the itineraryEarly check-in and late check-out at hotels.Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)Tips for guides and driversPersonal travel insuranceThailand & Vietnam visa fees
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