This might not be a route that you'd thought of but if you're looking for a Southeast Asia holiday that's a little different or if you've been to Thailand or Vietnam before, you might find this suggested itinerary to be an interesting option.
Loop through the north of both Vietnam and Thailand, steering away from the typical route. Unlike many Vietnam and Thailand holidays, this is about much more than ticking off the main sights. This is about discovering extraordinary scenery, genuine interactions with locals and some of the best food in Asia. It's also a great way to see the marked contrasts between these two near neighbour countries.
This holiday has an element of adventure but you’ll always return to a very comfortable bed. Accommodation ranges from beautiful, hidden boutique hotels to local homestays. Activities are, as always, very carefully planned and tailored to you. Plus, with just one local flight this is a wonderful option for those who prefer to soak up the atmosphere by travelling overland.
Either loop can be reduced in length if you are short on time and it's possible to tag on a beach stay at the end of the holiday in either country.
Tasting the contrasting but equally delicious, fresh, spicy and aromatic flavours of Northern Thailand and Northern Vietnam. Each cuisine is very different but equally renowned.
Immersing yourself in each region's way of life. Your guides will help you connect with people in a way that's authentic and respectful as you get to know the local culture and customs.
Discovering some of the most beautiful scenery of Southeast Asia. From walking or cycling through paddy fields and exploring limestone caves in Vietnam to waterfalls and birdlife in the bamboo forests of Thailand.
Getting swept up in Chiang Mai and Hanoi. Explore the two cities on insider's tours of the backstreets, temples and traditional, lesser-explored districts.
As with all our holidays, this itinerary is just a starting point. We can tailor it completely to suit your budget, pace, and style. To find out more about how this suggested itinerary could inspire your own holiday, fill in the form below.