Highlights of Vietnam & Thailand

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Daily Departure


  • Culture & Heritage
  • Family
  • Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi – Fullday City Tour & Local food discovery
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
  • Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Hue
  • Day 5: Hue – Full-day City Tour
  • Day 6: Hue – Day train to Da Nang – Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An – Day at leisure
  • Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Bangkok
  • Day 9: Bangkok – Full-day City tour & Evening Street Food Tour
  • Day 10: Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Day 11: Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai
  • Day 12: Chiang Mai – Full-day City tour
  • Day 13: Chiang Mai – Day Trip to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
  • Day 14: Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon Natural Park
  • Day 15: Chiang Mai – Departure

Customizable itinerary

Explore the most attractive sites of Vietnam and Thailand with this tour. Learn the stories of Hanoi on a full-day city tour and then enjoy your cruise trip in Halong Bay, which lets you admire the fascinating sight of this natural wonder. In Hue, embark on a unique dragon boat trip along Perfume River. Discover the lovely alleys of Hoi An ancient town and admire its tranquil lifestyle before taking the flight to Thailand’s capital Bangkok. You will visit its most important places such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho Temple and tale a long-tailed boat ride at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. In Chiang Mai, enjoy your time discovering its ancient temples and day trips to the Elephant Nature Park and Inthanon National Park. You will have the chance to interact with the gentle giants at the Elephant Park and then see some of the most scenic landscapes in Thailand – a perfect closure for your trip in this wonderful country.

Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam.

Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, your private guide and driver are waiting to meet you, holding up a welcome signboard with your names on it and take you directly to your hotel in the Old Quarter.

We have left this afternoon free for you to relax, unwind and become accustomed to your new surroundings. There will be a short tour briefing this evening with your guide followed by a welcome dinner at KOTO restaurant, a social enterprise that trains and employs underprivileged youth to provide a step up in life.

Please note: Your travel documents contain a Visa-on-Arrival letter (unless otherwise arranged). Please ensure to pack this in your carry-on luggage. Your Visa-on-Arrival letter must be presented to Customs upon entry into the country.

Overnight in Hanoi
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Today with the help of your private guide and driver, you will get to explore the city’s top attractions, sample Hanoi’s authentic local dishes away from the tourist trails, hunkering down with the locals on the street at a variety of atmospheric food stalls.

Begin with a tour of Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex where the Vietnamese people honour the country’s ‘Great Father’. Here you’ll visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which contains the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh and his House on Stilts to observe how he lived and how his life unfolded to become one of modern history’s greatest names. Nearside his house is the miniature 11th-century One Pillar Pagoda, a Buddhist temple of historical and cultural significance.

From HCM Complex, you will take a leisurely walk through the small laneways toward Huu Tiep Lake. Explore the grounds of a 400-year-old temple, followed by a stroll through traditional local market streets to see the B52 crash site at the lake. This US bomber was shot down during the 1972 bombing raids of Ha Noi, a poignant reminder of Vietnam’s recent history.

Take a short drive to the outskirt of Hanoi to visit the fascinating Museum of Ethnology which is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the 54 recognized ethnic groups of Vietnam. Some of them you will meet during your trip to Sapa.

Today you will have Pho for lunch, a Vietnamese Noodle shop. Some of the local people call this world-famous Noodle soup “Mac-Noodles” since it is as popular here as MacDonalds is in other parts of the world!  At the restaurant, your tour guide will explain the routine during Vietnamese meal times, and also tell you which special ingredients are needed for you.

After lunch, continue to visit the millennia-old Temple of Literature and explore its role in the country’s past, as both a university and a Confucius temple. Next is Hoa Lo (so-called Hanoi Hilton), a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War.

Embark on a fun cyclo (a three-wheeled bicycle taxi) ride through the French colonial architecture of the precinct known as the French Quater, past the French-style villas, the Vietnam History Museum, the heritage Metropole Legend Hotel and the Opera House, name to a few.

Enjoy a cup of unmissable Egg coffee at Pho Co Café with stunning views of Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and the surroundings.

Now it’s time to embark on a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter (in contrast to the French Quarter) to discover the street food scene in Hanoi where it feels like you are never further than a few metres from a street food stall. Your guide will talk you through the ingredients and the different herbs of each dish, while you are crouching on tiny plastic stools in a back alley. Sample delicious dishes like Nom Du Du (green papaya salad), Banh Mi Pa Te (a sandwich that reflects Vietnam’s culinary heritage), and the famous Hanoi dish Bun Cha (grilled pork and noodles). Finish your day walking down the city’s railway tracks and then stop for a home-brewed beer, the renowned Bia Hoi.

Overnight in Hanoi
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After breakfast, your private tour guide will pick you up and take you through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to the legendary Halong Bay where you will board a traditional-style Vietnamese Junk Boat that is your home for the evening. The limestone karsts and tropical islets rising up from the emerald waters of the bay provide an ethereal backdrop for your leisurely cruise.

Upon arrival you’ll be welcomed aboard your Stylish Junk boat, each with its own individual route, to begin your cruise around the bay’s thousands of limestone islets and caves.

After a delicious lunch on board, you will spend time to sunbathe on the sundeck and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the bay.

Later you will visit Sung Sot Cave “Grotte des Surprises” a hidden gem of mother nature. Float peacefully through magnificent limestone formations containing thousands of stalagmites and stalactites.

Continue to cruise. As you weave your way through the islands, you’ll come across secluded bays, white sandy beaches, and floating villages.

There is plenty of leisure time to enjoy activities both onboard and around the fantastical scenery of the Bay. Pamper yourself at the cruise spa or swim in the emerald waters.

Toward the end of the day, you will sail to the overnight mooring area. During this time – the magical “blue hour” – Halong Bay reveals its true, magnificent beauty. You have a chance to attend the chef’s cooking demonstration or enjoy a mesmerising sunset on the top deck before a scrumptious dinner.

The rest of the evening will be at leisure. You can watch a movie or join the crew for squid fishing before retiring to your room for a restful sleep.

Note: If your time permits, we would highly recommend an additional night on board which gives you a lot more time to relax and take in the amazing landscape. You’ll get to cruise deeper into the Bay where it’s more beautiful and less crowded.

Overnight on board in Halong Bay
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The graceful practice of Tai Chi eases you into your day as is the local custom. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on the deck of the Junk boat for a morning class in exquisite natural surrounds. You’ll have time for an early morning swim at one of Halong Bay’s quiet beaches and, if you’re feeling energetic, hop on a kayak and paddle through the Dark and Bright Caves admiring the glittering stone walls.

Back to the Junk boat. Check out of the cabin and then enjoy a full brunch buffet as you cruise back to port. Disembark around midday for your return drive to Hanoi.

On the way back you will stop at Yen Duc, a beautiful and typical village of Northern Vietnam, where you can stroll around the village, meet the locals, and learn about their daily life. You will also watch a traditional water puppet show.

After enjoying the show and some local snacks, transfer to Hanoi Airport for a short flight to the Royal City of Hue in the central of Vietnam.

Upon arrival in Hue, a new private tour guide and driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in Hue for check-in. The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Hue
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Today you will explore the royal city of Hue once served as an imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which reigned from 1802 to 1945. With splendid emperors’ tombs, old markets, ancient pagodas, and the remains of the citadel, the city retains its royal charm.

After breakfast, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up and take you to the outskirt to visit the local market of Thanh Toan. People from the surrounding areas gather here every morning to trade and buy their daily food. You will walk around the market stalls, talk and mingle with the locals. Nearby is the ancient Thanh Toan Covered Bridge dating back to the 1700s, and the Cultural Museum which displays Vietnamese agricultural life.

Head back to the city centre to take a cyclo (rickshaw) ride through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax. From here you will explore the Imperial City (Unesco World Heritage site) with walls six miles in length; inside are the palaces and halls of the Mandarins and the remains of the Forbidden Purple City. The two-hour walking tour allows you to see the magnificent architecture and gardens as your guide explains the events and the intrigue of the former royal court.

From the Imperial City, your guide will take you to visit the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda – Hue’s most famous religious site with its origins dating back to 1601. Here you will explore the pagoda’s landscaped gardens, the seven-tiered octagonal tower, and watch the monks chanting.

Leaving the city center you will drive to the outskirt heading to a local nunnery for lunch. Experience a fantastic traditional meal at this peaceful retreat and have the chance to interact with the nuns to learn more about Buddhism and gain a unique insight into their daily lives.

After lunch, you will explore the tomb of the longest-reigned Emperor Tu Duc, located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds, inspired by the Chinese Confucianism, harmonious design of balance and symmetry for the emperor’s resting place.

Continue to visit the tomb of King Khai Dinh, designed in traditional Vietnamese style with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue.

Your day comes to an end at Truc Chi Garden, the crafting bamboo paper art workshop. You will have a chance to meet one of the students there and be treated to hands-on experience to learn how to use the etching technique with bamboo pulp to create artworks.

Overnight in Hue
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After breakfast, your guide and driver will collect you from the hotel and transfer to Hue Railway station to catch the day train (soft seats with air conditioning) to Da Nang, enjoy the best scenic train route in Vietnam. The three-hour comfortable train ride passes through picturesque countryside, then skirts on the side of a mountain as you travel along the coastline. You have the chance to meet locals on board and make new friends on the journey!

Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will be picked up and driven to your hotel in Hoi An, the UNESCO heritage town. Hoi An has a pick of two beaches just 5kms (3 miles) away with so many beautiful beach resorts so please advise us if you prefer to stay on the beach.

Your tour guide will take you to the Ancient Quarter of Hoi An where you will embark on a walking tour visiting the major attractions such as Chua Ong Pagoda, Tan Ky Ancient House, Fujian Assembly Hall, and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

Continue to visit the Precious Heritage Museum, home to the permanent exhibition of Réhahn’s Precious Heritage Collection. While transporting you to the furthest reaches of Vietnam, the collection will unveil the rich cultural tapestry of the ethnic tribes.

The highlight of the day is the visit to the Reaching Out Tea House, a welcome little oasis of calm in the busy, vibrant Old quarter, owned and operated by the mute and deaf people. Here you will be treated with delicious cakes and incredible tea in the Eastern style.

Move on to the house of a lantern craftsman. There, you can observe the lantern craftsman’s technique before hands-on work through each stage of lantern-making under the guidance of the enthusiastic craftsmen: from bending it into the frame, cutting cloth, gluing, to completing lanterns. Before this trip concludes, you will have your own lantern created by your own hands.

Now, it’s time for your Hoi An street food discovery tour. With your guide, you will weave in and out the tiny alleyways, get to chow down with the locals at stalls you’d never discover on your own. Every day at 4 pm, Hoi An’s streets filled with a myriad of street food carts, stalls, and vendors. The street food tour is a great introduction for you to enjoy a few of the Hoi An specialties cooked up by the locals, to introduce you to the faces behind the stock pots and to teach you how the Hoi An locals deal with those condiment trays!

Overnight in Hoi An
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Spend your full day to relax at your leisure in this UNESCO heritage town, which has some of the best food, architecture, and shopping in all of Vietnam.

Hoi An is the perfect place to potter around, shop at the many tailor stores, and dine at the town’s fabulous restaurants. In this town, you can get a suit/ tuxedo made within 24 hours at a reasonable price.

You can also take an opportunity to join a cooking class to learn about the arts of Vietnam culinary; visiting the local market, choosing ingredients and preparing and cooking Hoi An special dishes. This is great fun.

Overnight in Hoi An
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The whole morning will be yours to relax in Hoi An. Check out of the hotel at midday.

In the afternoon, your private driver will collect you from your hotel and take you to Da Nang airport to board a short flight to Bangkok, Thailand.

Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, your private guide and driver are waiting to meet you, holding up a welcome signboard with your name on it and take you directly to your hotel in downtown for check-in. The remainder of the afternoon is free at your leisure.

This evening embark on a luxury barge journey into Thai culture and the Thai hearts. Enjoy a fine dining, traditional and culture tour on the only original antique teakwood rice barge on the famed Chao Phraya River. Experience first-class Thai hospitality and delicious food from around Thailand in the comfort and tranquility of the luxury, open-air cruise.

Overnight in Bangkok

After breakfast, meet your private guide and head to the historic center of Bangkok and start your day at Wat Suthat. A few visitors come to this temple early, so much the better to enjoy the monks’ melodic chanting ritual. It’s an incredible sensory experience. Then, take a short walk through small alleys with wooden houses and guardian spirit signs to visit the Wat Pho, where you can see the image of Reclining Buddha is 15m high and 43m long with his right arm supporting the head with tight contorts on two box-pads of blue, extravagantly encrusted with glass mosaics.

Make a stop at Lak Muang, Bangkok’s city pillar, well worth a five-minute detour before continuing onto the site the Thai people consider the most sacred in the Kingdom: the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the renowned Grand Palace. This is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court, with several grand halls in the same compound.

Enjoy a delightful Thai lunch, take in the scenic views at the Deck by Arun Residence restaurant, and experience the mid-day bustling atmosphere of the lively Chao Phraya River.

Take the public ferry to visit the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), which you will probably recognize from its famous silhouette. The local story goes that the shards of pottery decorating its 79 m tall spire came from a nearby shipwreck 100 years ago.

Your trip continues with a long-tail boat ride along the canal to see Thai houses and typical rural life. This boat tour takes you through its canals, locally known as Khlongs to explore greener and more peaceful parts of Bangkok.

End your sightseeing with a visit Wat Triamit, one of the most famous temples in Bangkok and is known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha (the statue of Buddha is made from solid gold weighting 5.5 tons). Then get back to your hotel for a short rest and some shower before taking the fantastic evening food tour by Tuk Tuk, a very popular means of transport in Thailand.

Evening (foodie tour)
Your Tuk Tuk food journey begins at Sam Yan MRT subway station where you are met by your expert guide and Tuk Tuk Drivers. A short ride brings you to the first stop, a Northeastern Thai restaurant. Here you will sample famous dishes from the region like spicy raw papaya salad, deep-fried crispy catfish meat with spicy sauce, spicy pork salad, and spicy pork meatballs. Your next stop is chicken crispy noodle, with a choice of runny or well-cooked eggs.

Then, take a digestion break by visiting the flower market where you might have small snacks and pause at the temple of Wat Pho to see a totally different scene at night. Continue onto Bangkok’s best Pad Thai. You will skip the long queue and go right in.

The final stop is at a local rooftop bar (beer or soft drink included) where you enjoy the stunning views of the over the Chao Phraya River by night. After that the Tuk Tuk will drop you off at your hotel for your good night’s sleep.

Overnight in Bangkok

After breakfast, depart Bangkok and drive southward to Ratchaburi Province. You will pass the largest source of salt production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway. Arrive in time at the open-air Mae Klong Market, (the World’s Most Fascinating Railway Market) to witness markets and vendors clearing up their stalls when a train pulls through the market; truly a unique scene!.

Following the train market, take a short drive to the pier where you will embark on a boat trip along the canals and backwaters. This leads you to the first main attraction of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Spend some time walking the canal sides observing this fascinating waterborne market in progress. Then get on a paddling boat, ride along the canals to breathe the once-in-a-lifetime atmosphere of this legendary market. You can see numerous vendors selling local foods, fruits, and products on the rowing boats. Make sure your camera is ready.

Leaving the floating market, continue your boat trip through the winding canals to see remote villages, gardens, and plantations. Eventually you will arrive at the docks where you meet your private driver again and transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.

Relax at the hotel or enjoy some fun shopping at the Bangkok night market.

Overnight in Bangkok

After breakfast, your private driver greets you at the hotel lobby and take you back to Bangkok Airport to board a short flight to Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand.

Upon arrival, a new private guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to your hotel in the city centre for check-in.

Head out to visit the FAE Elephant Hospital, the world’s first elephant hospital, founded in 1993. The elephants here are long-term patients recovering from injuries sustained in the logging trade or in the wild, and the rehabilitative care they receive here is unique to the region.

Proceed to Lampang, stopping to browse for the famous Lampang ceramics and a snack at the Kaad Thung Kwain Market. Discover the magnificent Lanna architecture of Temple Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a unique place in Thailand where horse-drawn carriages are still used as public transportation at the temple.

The tour will then finish at Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institute where you will enjoy the weird but superb massage done by former female prisoners. This massage centre is among the best-rated massage places in Chiang Mai. It has been featured in many TV shows and documentaries around the world and they always praise the centre’s rehabilitation program. program.

Your tour guide will take you to visit the Night Bazard, the main venue for shopping and sampling delicious local food in Chiang Mai, indeed all of Thailand, the night bazaar is a can’t-miss part of the Chiang Mai experience. Ground zero of this nightly commerce bomb is located at the intersection of Chang Khlan Road and Loi Khro Road but the whole thing spreads out for two blocks in either direction.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Leave the hotel early and drive to Mount Doi Suthep. While the Rose of the North is still asleep, you will benefit from roads without traffic. First stop, in short, in a market that is open early in the morning – where monks already receive offerings and where you will buy offerings. Not far from there, you will surprise the barely awake little who devote themselves to the first prayers in a magnificent wooden temple in the heart of the moat.

Continue to drive up to Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep (AD 1384), located on the top of the mountain. Without any crowds, you can enjoy the magical morning light and the beams of sunrise brighten the Golden Pagoda. Take a chance to attend the monks’ ceremonies and have the privilege of seeing an original food offering – Tak Bat, a ritual performed by monks for hundreds of years for spiritual redemption. At the top of the temple, a viewing platform offers panoramic views of the whole Chiang Mai City – take in the wonderful countryside landscape while the sun rises behind the city and mountains.

On your way down, pause at Wat Palad, a temple of forest monks that will give you the most beautiful memory. It’s a hidden gem that we’re unveiling here. Then get back to the hotel for breakfast, and relax for the rest of the morning.

You will drive around the Old City to see the city’s moat and old city temples. Start your afternoon tour with Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple, which probably dates back to 1296. The temple was the residence of King Mengrai, who founded Chiang Mai, and it is noteworthy for its chedi supported by rows of elephantine buttresses.

Next, visit Chedi Luang Temple, built sometime between 1385 and 1402, is a distinctive feature of the Chiang Mai skyline. At its peak, the chedi measured 60 metres across at the square base and 80 metres tall and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred religious relic.

Continue to visit Wat Phra Singh, which was built in the year 1345. This temple contains marvelous examples of Lanna art, including a Lanna style viharn and the finest scripture repository of its type in the north.

The tour comes to an end with a visit to Wat Suan Dok, which means ‘field of flowers’. This temple is one of the first temples with a large viharn, or prayer hall. This chapel is unusual not only for its size, but also for the fact that it is open on the sides rather than being totally enclosed.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Today you will embark on a full-day tour to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary which offers you the unique opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviors. Experience life with the elephants in their natural home – A freely roamed environment that is both safe and sustainable. 

After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven approximately 1.5 hours South of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forests, and local farming areas to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, located beside a Karen village in a densely forested mountainous region, and surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery.

Upon arrival, you will meet your expert guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Jungle to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing and then enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior.

After that, you will meet the elephants; feed, interact and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Make sure your camera is ready.

After enjoying a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit at the Sanctuary you will have a chance to learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the Elephants, and then walk with the elephants to the river. Spend your time to bathe and brush the elephants. Join them for a therapeutic mud spa. You can also swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.

At the end of the tour, change clothes again, say goodbye to those giants, and wind your way back to your hotel where the rest of the day will be free at your leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Take a full-day tour to Thailand’s national treasure, the Doi Inthanon National Park, which is also known as the “Roof of Thailand” where you will have the opportunity to get close to nature during your thrilling journey. 

After breakfast, take a scenic drive through the countryside of Northern Thailand, follow your private guide to visit the village of the Karen tribe, and meet members of a local hill tribe.

Continue on to the two stunning waterfalls in the Doi Inthanon National Park, which are Siritarn and Wachiratarn Waterfalls. These cascades are beautiful all year round but roar with life during the rainy season.

After a satisfying lunch beside a waterfall, take an easy nature trail walk for three hours to the Doi Inthanon Summit, which is the tallest point in Thailand at a height of 2,565 meters. Follow this with a visit to the twin pagodas that were built in honor of the King and Queen of Thailand. These mirrored buildings sit atop the mountain and are surrounded by manicured flower gardens with jaw-dropping views of the valley below.

The trip ends with a visit to the King’s Royal Projects. Opium was once harvested on the mountainside but now more sustainable farming techniques are being practiced. There you’ll find a coffee plantation (try some Arabica coffee), cool-weather fruits, and vegetables, well as exotic flower gardens. After that, your guide and driver will take you back to Chiang Mai city and drop off at your hotel lobby where the remainder of the day is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Meals (B/L/_)

Your private transfer greets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to Chiang Mai International Airport where you board your flight home or travel on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.

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Useful Information

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements.


Dining Experience

  • 15 hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • 6 dinners and 7 lunches at well-selected restaurants
  • 2 street food tours

Travel Highlights

  • An educational trip covering many of Vietnam’s popular icons
  • 100% tailor-made for your family’s needs and desires
  • Your own private guide and driver for in-depth cultural touring based on your interests
  • Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our locally born travel specialists
  • A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, hand-picked hotels and restaurants, private airport transfers, internal transportation, and entry visa assistance…etc
  • Around-the-clock support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip

What’s Included?

Private English speaking guide, accommodation, private tours and transfer, domestic flights, A/C train, some main meals, all entrance fees, tax, and service charge.

What’s Not Included?

Your international flights from and to Vietnam, the entry visa to Vietnam, personal expense, tips to guide and driver.

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Vietnam Luxury Vacation Review: Sightseeing, Culture, 12-Day Travel

Asia Pioneer Travel was professional, provided prompt communication before and during our trip, and offered an itinerary custom to our wish list and timeline.

They helped us focus on highlights of areas which we would have spent considerable time researching and organizing without their help. Their attention to detail in information shared ahead of time, as well as step by step planning of transportation, meals, lodging, and sightseeing options offered a stress-free vacation- optimizing our time and energy on experiencing everything beautiful Vietnam has to offer!
The landscape, scenery, and customs of Vietnam are stunning and diverse. Each area we visited offered its own unique beauty. Absolutely amazing!!!
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Rachel Faust - USA
Mar 8, 2023
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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sightseeing, Rice Fields, Boat Rides, 18-Day Trip

We started searching for our tour for Vietnam / Cambodia back in October 2022 to start the tour in the first week of January 2023. We selected this travel agency, and contact name provided to us was Elly. She was extraordinary with her communication with us. Excellent English speaking language capability & excellent in communication on Whats app and email communication. We went back & forth few times to arrange the tour we wanted. She was very accommodating in arranging our schedule. We requested automobile tour for both countries, just for two of us.

We requested to get the high end hotel in each city and she gave us choices and not only that but send videos of each hotel for each City and then waited for us to decide which hotel we select. All the Hotels turned out to be one of the best we would expect to be. M/s Elly, personally came to visit with us on the evening of our first day tour. Very respectful and asked if she could do anything for us.I had requested before in our communication, if she would arrange for power converter for us, since my camera chargers are all in 110. So brought two power converters for us! Something, not everyone will do this kind of service. So all the kiddos to her!

as to the drivers in each city were very courteous, very professional and very careful in how and where they have to do driving.

our Guides in each city were so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in where ever we visited. How ever wish two guides in Hue An and Ho Chi Minh City spoke English more clearly.

We only wish we had one extra day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, , however, there is so much to see in the world! Perhaps next time will visit Vietnam.

As to Cambodia, same thing to express about site seeing and our Guide and drivers. Guides and drivers really made our travel thro’ the countries where we do not speak that language, made it so comfortable and enjoyable.

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Sudhir D - USA
Mar 3, 2023


Hi Lam…hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. My wife Barb  & I (Paul) have just arrived home after completing a great tour of Vietnam which was organised through your company Asia Pioneer Travel.

We want to tell you personally how impressed were were with the level of service that we received…it was amazing and the best that we have experienced anywhere. After we made initial contact with you, you handed us over to Chloe to arrange the trip which she did in very quick time and the amount of detail that she went to was fantastic. From the moment that we walked out of Hanoi airport on arrival to see our guide waiting, we knew that we were in for a great trip. The drivers & guides were fantastic and Chloe was in contact by email constantly making sure that everything was going to plan & that we were happy. At one stage we need to vary the itinerary by extending accommodation & changing air tickets and Chloe did that without any fuss or bother.

We also met some wonderful Vietnamese people along the way and Ive got to say that they are our kind of people, very generous & friendly.

Enough of my ramblings, thanks for a great visit to Vietnam, and a special thank you to Chloe for looking after us in such a terrific manner…she is a very special caring lady.

Kind regards & I hope that we have the opportunity to use Asia Pioneer Travel again….Paul & Barb Little from Newcastle Australia

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Paul & Barb Little - Australia
Mar 2, 2023

Superbly organised and very flexible

We travelled to Vietnam for two weeks, booking the whole trip through Lizzie at Asia Pioneer, including hotels, excursions, trips, guides and internal flights. Lizzie was so helpful and flexible, accommodating changes to our schedule until the last minute, especially as we missed our connecting flight in Dubai and arrived a day later than planned (our fault). Nothing was too much trouble, including getting my wallet back to me after I left it in the car taking us to the airport.

We started in Hanoi in the North and worked our way south to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), taking in Ha Long with its amazing sea stacks and sleeping on a boat, then to Sa Pa on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi, with its wonderful countryside and rice terraces. Afterwards, we went to Hoi An for three days of relaxation. Hoi An probably my favourite place and three days are enough to cover it. Then onto Hue, the original capital, my least favourite place and then finally on to HMC, which was a real contrast to the North.

The 3-star hotels that Lizzie picked were very good and comfortable, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would definitely use Asia Pioneer again for future Asia trips.

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Alex Miller - United Kingdom
Mar 1, 2023