Similan Islands in Thailand

Best of Thailand and Vietnam: 13-Day Culture and Beaches

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Thailand, Vietnam

Places Visited

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Chiang Mai, Khao Lak...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

Explore the depths of Vietnamese culture and the furthest reaches of the country’s sensational scenery in Hanoi and the emerald island garden of Ha Long Bay on this custom 13-day tour. Embrace northern Thai Khmer heritage in Chiang Mai before venturing south to the pristine pearl-white beaches of Khao Lak and Phuket. Experience the best of both on this vacation to Vietnam and Thailand’s coveted destinations.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the multifaceted and culturally rich districts of Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, and treat your taste buds to a range of exquisitely prepared Vietnamese street food on an insider's tour of the city
  • Cruise the azure seas that stretch around Vietnam’s world-famous collection of karst islands in Ha Long Bay on a two night sail spotlighting the magnificent scenery, sharing unique culinary experiences, and introducing you to humble fishing villages
  • Hop in kayaks and paddle around the lush mangroves of Ao Ech, searching for birds, animals and flowers that rustle and bloom across the flourishing area as well as exploring caves and hidden beaches hugging the karst islands
  • Visit the iconic wilderness sanctuary and elephant conservation jungle area of the Elephant Dream Valley and peruse the prolific greenery on a bamboo raft
  • Glide across the aqua blue seas surrounding the impressive Similan Islands to partake in a range of thrilling water-based activities including deep sea diving, coral reef snorkeling, and water-cave exploration
  • Travel to the sun-kissed shores of Phang Nga Bay for a speed boat tour of the seascapes collection of gorgeous islands, and admire the impressive images that are typical of a Thai seaside getaway
  • Discover all that Phuket has to offer, from decadent dishes served at exquisite seaside restaurants to spiritual highlights in decorated temples and panoramic views atop looming hillsides to cultural finds in charming, local markets

Starting Price

$3,544 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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