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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

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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!

Trip Highlights

  • 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!
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What's included

Thailand

  • 24 nights’ accommodation
  • Some meals (see accommodation & meal section)
  • WhatsApp buddy list before you travel
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • A local Thai guide
  • Bangkok city boat tour
  • In-country transport (inc. internal flight)
  • Cookery class in Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai night market tour
  • Ethical elephant experience
  • Trekking in the northern foothills
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Koh Phi Phi viewpoint visit
  • Phi Phi boat trip with snorkelling and kayaking
  • Maya Bay entrance fee
  • Ao Nang street food crawl
  • Day trip to Railay Beach
  • Bor Thor mangrove forests kayak trip
  • Khao Sok night market
  • Khao Sok entrance fee
  • Khao Sok long-tail boat trip
  • Khao Sok floating bungalows
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park visit
  • Koh Samui beach clean
  • Koh Tao Snorkel Boat Trip
  • Bang Krachao tour
  • 24 hour emergency support

Vietnam

  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • 10 breakfast, 5 lunch, 2 dinners
  • All in-country transport (inc. internal flight)
  • Arrival transfer
  • Hanoi rickshaw tour
  • Overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay
  • Sea kayaking & caving
  • Riverside homestay
  • Bicycle tour of Ninh Binh
  • Row boat experience in Ninh Binh
  • Sunset at Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
  • Vietnamese cookery class
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
  • Mekong Delta Day Trip
  • 24-hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Return airport transfers in Vietnam and Thailand
  • Most meals, snacks and drinks
  • Any additional accommodation
  • Visas (if required)
  • Entrance fees to the Grand Palace and temples on the Thai Adventure (allow around £10-15)
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

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!

Thailand

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Touchdown in tropical Thailand! Meet your guide and the rest of your group and learn all about the incredible adventures we’ve got in store as well as Thailand’s culture and customs! Then head out to neon-lit Khao San Road.

Day 2: Bangkok Tour. Start the day with a boat ride down the city’s canals. Glide past saffron-robed monks and vendors selling exotic delicacies. Stop at Wat Arun and Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha. Tonight, cosy down on the sleeper bus to Chiang Mai.

Day 3: Chiang Mai to the Elephant Project. Wake up in Chiang Mai before transferring to an ethical elephant camp. You’ll help feed them before spending tonight in an authentic homestay. What an amazing day!

Day 4: Hill Trek. Spend the next couple of days hiking through spectacular scenery. We’ll walk through some epic landscapes today, stopping at a secret waterfall, and spending the night in an authentic hill tribe village where we’ll enjoy a jungle party and a meal under the stars.

Day 5: Hill Trek and Chiang Mai. We’ll continue our trek this morning before jumping on bamboo rafts and drifting down the river. You might get a wet bum but it’s all part of the fun! After, we’ll share a delicious lunch before transferring back to Chiang Mai.

Day 6: Chiang Mai Cookery Class. Today we’ll make traditional Thai dishes at a cooking class, before tucking into what we’ve made! This evening, go bargain-hunting at the famous Chiang Mai night market.

Day 7: Koh Phi Phi: Fly down south to the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi. Phi Phi is renowned for being a party destination and you’ll be staying right in the heart of the action. Think dancing on the sand with cocktail buckets in hand!

Day 8: Phi Phi Viewpoint. Spend today chilling on the beach, snorkelling around the bay, and picking up a few souvenirs. This afternoon we’ll take a hike up to the best viewpoint to see the island’s Instagram-worthy twin bays from above before partying under the stars tonight.

Day 9: Phi Phi boat trip. Head out on the ocean today. We’ll stop at several snorkelling points, swim at Shark Point, meet the cheeky residents of Monkey Beach, and visit the legendary Maya Bay by boat. Tonight, go wild at the hostel's pool party – what happens in Phi Phi, stays in Phi Phi!

Day 10: Phi Phi to Krabi. Transfer to the mainland, where we’ll be staying in lively Ao Nang. We’ll tickle our taste buds tonight with a guided street-food crawl. Chow down on fresh-from-the-pan pad thai and chicken skewers, before stopping for some ice-cold drinks.  

Day 11: Krabi & Bor Thor Mangrove Forests. Kayak through the wildlife-rich mangrove forests of Bor Thor this morning. Glide through the water, looking for monkeys and birds, before stopping at a cave where we’ll see 3,000-year-old paintings!

Day 12: Day trip to Railay Beach. Let’s make our way to paradise otherwise known as Railay Beach this morning. Wander across the stunning white sand and enjoy some free time to explore before we tuck into some lunch. We will then return back to Krabi for sunset.

Day 13: Ao Nang to Khao Sok. Leave the beach behind for a couple of days with an early minibus transfer to Khao Sok, just outside Khao Sok National Park. We’ll spend the night in jungle-style accommodation.

Day 14: Khao Sok National Park. Head inland to this unspoilt paradise filled with thick jungle and shimmering lakes and rivers. This afternoon, we’ll explore this spectacular area on long-tail boats before spending the night in an amazing floating bungalow on Cheow Lan Lake!

Day 15: Khao Sok to Koh Samui. Wake up with the sounds of the jungle as the sun rises over the lake. If you’re up early, why not take an early boat safari to see wild elephants and maybe the elusive sun bear? Later we’ll transfer to Koh Samui, where we’ll check into our hostel before going out out in Chaweng!

Day 16: Koh Samui beach clean. Enjoy a morning on Samui’s golden sands, before doing your bit to make the world a better place, as we join a beach clean to help preserve this beautiful, natural environment.  

Day 17: Ang Thong boat trip. Spend a heavenly day sailing around one of the world’s most beautiful marine parks, kayaking, cooling off in the crystal-clear sea and drinking in the mind-blowing scenery. 

Day 18: Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Take the ferry to Phangan, the original home of the Full Moon Party, and check into our beachside resort in Baan Tai. 

Day 19: Koh Phangan. Phangan is a beach lover’s heaven. Spend your day soaking up the sun and snorkelling, have a traditional Thai massage on the sands, or join an optional full day island road trip. After the sun’s gone down, dance on the sands until the sun comes up.

If you want to join a trip where your time on Koh Phangan coincides with a Full Moon Party, please speak to a travel advisor.

Day 20: Koh Phangan to Koh Tao. Hop across to dinky little Koh Tao. Tao is as beautiful as Phangan, but the vibe is much more mellow - as the Thais say ‘same, same but different’! Drop your stuff at the hostel and stroll down to the beach to explore.

Day 21: Koh Tao free day. It’s your last few days on the Thai islands, so soak it up! Take one of the island’s world-class diving courses, hike into the lush coastal jungles, or simply hang out on the lovely beach. After dark, hit the beachside bars for a few drinks with your mates.

Day 22: Koh Tao boat trip. Today we’ll take a brilliant boat trip that loops around the entire island, with stops at all the best snorkelling spots in the area as well as the no-filter-needed island of Koh Nang Yuan. Sail back after the most amazing adventure, ready for a night in the beach bars.

Day 23: Koh Tao to Bangkok. We’re leaving Koh Tao behind today and travelling back to our old friend, Bangkok. Sit back and relax as the ferry and bus speed you back to the city. Check into your hostel before throwing yourself into the mad streets for one last time.

Day 24: Bang Krachao. Step out of the chaos of the city streets today as we head to Bang Krachao, a calming oasis known as the lungs of Bangkok due to its greenery. Explore the ponds, lakes, and temples of this beautiful area, stopping at a local café and kayaking.

Day 25: Trip end. It’s time to pack your bags, swap numbers and hug your new friends goodbye – your amazing Thai Adventure has come to an end. See you next time!

Moon Parties in Koh Phangan

Visit Koh Phangan at the right time and you can experience the legendary moon parties, like the Full Moon Party. Check out our guides and make sure they line up with your travel dates or speak to one of our expert travel advisors for help:

Full Moon Party Dates & Guide

Half Moon/Jungle Party Dates & Guide

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.

Vietnam

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. Board our traditional Vietnamese junk boat and sail into beautiful Ha Long Bay. Drink in the gorgeous landscapes, go caving and sea kayaking and spend tonight drinking and eating under the stars before being rocked to sleep by the waves in your cosy cabin.

Day 4: Ha Long to Ninh Binh. Our destination today is stunning Ninh Binh, referred to as ‘Ha Long Bay inland’ because of its dramatic limestone scenery. Gaze out on a sea of rice paddies and mountains from your riverside homestay as you raise a sundowner.

Day 5: Ninh Binh. Join a bicycle tour through the countryside, then hop on a boat and glide along gentle rivers and caves. After lunch, ascend the 450 steps of Dragon Mountain Viewpoint and prepare for a magical sunset before an overnight train to Danang.

Day 6: Hoi An. Wake as the train rolls into Da Nang and take the short bus ride to historic Hoi An. Explore the ochre-tone streets, wander around the shops, and market stalls or simply gaze out over the waterways. After the sun goes down, enjoy a lively evening in this World Heritage Site.

Day 7: Hoi An crab fishing and cooking. Jump aboard a traditional basket boat and navigate rivers and coconut groves with the help of some local fishermen while attempting to catch crabs!  Then learn how to whip up some tasty Vietnamese delicacies at an authentic cooking class.

Day 8: Hoi An lanterns and beach. Get crafty today with a floating lantern making class. Then take a bike ride to one of the golden beaches just outside of the town, where we’ll kick back with some time in a local beach club. 

Day 9: Hoi An / Ho Chi Minh City. Spend some free time exploring picturesque Hoi An before you jump on a short flight to southern Vietnam and visit famous Ho Chi Minh City. 

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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Please note that on occasion some start dates may have a few days between the Vietnam and Thailand portion of the trip. Please speak to a travel advisor about booking accommodation on those dates.

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Arrival information

We have a fantastic flights team who can help you book all the flights needed to get between your individual programmes, as these are not included in the cost of the programme. Contact a travel advisor who can provide you with a quote for the flight prices.

Thailand

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.

Vietnam

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 & meals

24 nights’ accommodation are included during your trip in Thailand. This will be in centrally located modern multi-share hostels. 11 nights’ accommodation are included in Vietnam in twin, double or triple share rooms. 

On your Thai Adventure there will be 5 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 7 dinners included. On the Vietnam Adventure there are 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners included. While some meals are included, you will need to purchase the some 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.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this combo tour is 18. This trip is designed for those aged 18-35.

British nationals arriving by air can enter Thailand without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days.

British nationals will receive 45 days of entry to Vietnam visa-free on arrival. 

Please note all visa rules are subject to change, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.

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