Floating lantern festival in Thailand

Tour of Thailand & Vietnam: Bangkok’s Floating Markets to Ha Long Bay

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Countries Visited

Thailand, Vietnam

Places Visited

Bangkok, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

The majesty of Thailand and Vietnam are set upon the riverbanks and beyond the shores that have cast myths and captured imaginations for centuries. Watch as the colors of the landscapes and the textures of temples, the grandeur of the Thai Palace to the simplicity of Ho Chi Minh’s home, are placed against the backdrop of rushing rivers, serene ponds, and immaculate oceans. Whether floating along the water or watching it from a distance, on this custom tailored tour through Thailand and Vietnam,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the enchanting colors of the Floating Markets of Bangkok
  • See the famous and revered Emerald Buddha and the Thai Imperial Palace
  • Experience the history and modernity cohabitating within the city of Hanoi
  • Discover the sensational karsts, freestanding limestone cliffs, at Ha Long Bay
  • Cruise along the sensational riverbanks of the Mekong Delta where the traditional life of Vietnam can be viewed.
  • Visit the incredible grounds of the Ho Chi Minh Complex where the Presidential Palace stands illustriously against the simple home of Ho Chi Minh
  • Traverse the remarkable, layered complex of the old capital of Vietnam, where the emperors’ tombs are as elegant as the city itself

Detailed Description

There is something magical along the waterways of Indochina that are yours to experience on this 14-day tour through Thailand and Vietnam. From the unparalleled beauty of Halong Bay to the extended patty-fields of the Vietnamese countryside, you will have the splendor of Thai palaces and temples, mixed with the impressive skyline of modern cities. There is a delicate mixture of past and present visible from the shores and riverbanks, where you will journey through a part of the world that is sure to awe.

Your awe-inspiring Thailand vacation begins in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The modern cityscape has grown over the historic temples absorbing the traditional lives of the locals and creating almost secret pockets of cultures, where the quiet beauty reaches along the walkways hidden beneath the shadows of progress. A tour along the river has you standing under the gilded towers of the grand palace and traversing the sensational temples that have decorated and blessed the city for centuries. Up river you will find the famous floating markets where the colors of the countryside brighten the river, from fresh produce to blossoming flowers, all for sale and all magnificent.

Continue your adventure through Southeast Asia in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The diversity of the city and the country is on display at the Vietnam Ethnology Museum, where you can witness the traditional homes and lives of the various tribes throughout the history of the country while remnants of French colonialism continue to drift through the city in the form of pastries and cafes. Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum contains the opulent past clashing with a simple philosophy beneath the honored name of the country’s first president. Transfer to the beachside of Halong Bay where the karsts rise from the water in a majestic fashion, giving the bay a unique look and unparalleled essence; between stunning caves, crystal waters, and slim, towering rocks, the bay delights and awes.

Along the riverbanks of Hoi An you will see the varied cultures that were brought together as merchants within a city that sparkles with paper lanterns and a decadent past. Within the gilded city of Huey the textured and tempered walls create three different levels of the city, each collecting the wonder of various emperors’ tombs. Along the bustling waters of Ho Chi Minh City you will visit the Reunification Palace where North and South Vietnam were once again put back together and the tempestuous history of the Vietnamese people is on exhibition. Vietnam tours take you on a luxurious cruise down the Mekong Delta, along the riverbanks where the true lives of Vietnam are witnessed, rising beside the paddy-fields that glow a bright green, and wading over the water with fresh and coveted goods. When you return to Ho Chi Minh City it will be time to depart for home. The brilliance of Southeast Asia has been around for millennia and will continue to thrive and grow, ready for your return.

Starting Price

$3,375 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

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  • 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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