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14-day Thailand and Vietnam Family Tour

14-day Thailand and Vietnam Family Tour

By Updated Jan. 26, 2024
A Journey of Smiles for A Family Escapade

This tour is specially designed for families with teenagers marking special occasions like graduations, birthdays, or summer breaks. It's a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and relaxation. From the bustling cities of Hanoi and Bangkok, to the picturesque Halong Bay, vibrant Chiang Mai, relaxing Phuket, and dynamic Phi Phi Island, we will ensure a satisfied family escapade.

We understand every family is unique. This sample itinerary is just a starting point. Tell us your budget, interests, and any special requests – we'll craft a trip that's perfect for your family!

  • Days:14±
  • Best for: Family with teenagers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$3,559 each (2 people)* and US$ 2,599 each (4 people)
  • Flights:SE Asia's included (international on request)

*The price is based on a private tour. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

Thailand and Vietnam Tour Map (Suggested Route)

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Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Overlook the Halong Bay on a family-friendly overnight cruise with private balcony and complete facilities.

Halong Bay Orchid Cruise
Halong Bay Orchid Cruise

Dive into Hanoi's soul with a street food adventure.

hanoi street food adventure

Traverse Vietnam's longest tunnel cave on a rowing boat to appreciate the awe-inspiring karst landscape.

Ninh Binh rowing boat

Immerse the whole family in the enchantment of a private water puppet show.

Vietnam water puppet show
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Get close to the elephants in their natural habitat in a sustainable and less-crowded environment

Chiang Mai Elepant Sanctuary
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Hike in the Doi Inthanon National Park with mesmerizing views of majestic mountains and waterfalls.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Explore Phiphi Island on a private charter speedboat for family fun.

the Ha Long Bay

Hear the monks chanting at the oldest temples in Bangkok to pray for peace and love.

Monks chanting in Bangkok

Unfold the renowned Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with lively atmosphere and colorful arrays of products.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Normally the full-day guided tour starts from 9 am and ends around 5 pm. Your preferences design the real journey. The days, stops, and travel pace can be adjusted. We're ready to create a unique Thailand and Vietnam trip for you.

Day 1
Hanoi Landing

Your private tour guide and driver will be waiting for you with the warmest smiles at the airport in Hanoi. They'll drive you to a lovely hotel and help you check-in. You can choose to wander around with your guide's recommendation or relax in the hotel for the rest of the day.

Day 2
Ninh Binh Day Tour — Hoa Lu + Trang An + Mua Cave
  • Discover the ancient Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple dating back to the 10th century, immersing yourself in the courageous tales of these monarchs during the Chinese Wars.
  • Explore Trang An, acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. Enveloped by limestone hills, it boasts a serene river meandering through countless caves.
  • Embark on a 2-hour rowing boat journey, navigating through Vietnam's lengthiest tunnel cave—a captivating 15-minute passage.
  • Set off for Mua Cave, fondly referred to as the "Dancing Cave." Get ready for a climb of almost 500 steps, leading you to the summit of Lying Dragon Mountain.
The amazing landscape of Ninh Binh
The amazing landscape of Ninh Binh
Day 3
Overnight Halong Bay Cruise
  • Hop onto the tender boat for a seamless transfer to Orchid Cruise. Savor a delectable lunch as we leisurely cruise and explore the breathtaking Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay, a distinguished member of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • Head to Trung Trang Cave aboard our bus on Cat Ba Island, nestled within the heart of Cat Ba National Park, surrounded by the lush Kim Giao forest.
  • Orchid Cruises ventures into the tranquil Tra Bau area of Lan Ha Bay, a less populated haven. Take delight in a refreshing swim in the pristine, emerald-green waters, creating a serene and enjoyable experience.
  • As the night unfolds its beauty, get ready for an overnight stay on board, surrounded by the tranquility of the bay.
halong bay high-end cruise
Unwind and reconnect with nature on your private balcony by Orchid Cruise
Day 4
Halong Bay to Hanoi, Private Water Puppet Show and Street Food
  • In the morning, kayak in the Ao Ech area to discover Ha Long's hidden charm — Lan Ha Bay.
  • After brunch, your cruise will come to an end and you will take a transfer to Hanoi.
  • Visit a local resident of Liem, where you'll have the opportunity to delve into a conversation about the captivating world of traditional Vietnamese water puppetry.
  • Dive into the playfulness and joy of the puppet performance, connecting with your child as you try your hand at controlling the puppets.
  • Follow your knowledgeable guide as they lead you to popular street food stalls, allowing you to savor some of the city's signature dishes and indulge in the rich culinary tapestry of flavors.
Vietnam culinary
Kayak in Lan Ha Bay
Day 5
Flight to Chiang Mai

Bid farewell to Hanoi and ready to catch your onward flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, be greeted by your local guide who will facilitate a smooth transfer to your hotel, ensuring a seamless transition to the next chapter of your adventure.

Day 6
Kanta Elephant Sanctuary
  • Embark on a half-day package to Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, a delightful opportunity to connect with elephants in their natural habitat.
  • Engage with the elephants on a personal level as you meet, feed, interact, and play with them in their natural environment.
  • Wind down your experience with a relaxing moment, savoring tea, coffee, and seasonal fruits. Depart the sanctuary and embark on a scenic 50-minute drive back to Chiang Mai.
Interact with elephants
Interact with elephants in their natural habitat
Day 7
Doi Inthanon National Park Hiking
  • Start a journey through the wonders of Doi Inthanon National Park, traversing breathtaking landscapes.
  • Thanks to its elevated position, Doi Inthanon maintains a cool climate throughout the year, creating an ideal environment for outdoor exploration.
  • During your day excursion, you'll have the opportunity to reach the summit of the mountain, where you may encounter rare bird species. Take a leisurely nature walk along the Ang Ka Trail.
Doi Inthanon National Park
The Doi Inthanon National Park
Day 8
Chiang Mai City Tour and Head to Phuket
  • Start your day with a visit to a bustling food and flower market, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere where locals gather to shop for fresh produce and colorful floral offerings.
  • Make your way to Wat Suan Dok, a significant temple in Chiang Mai. This historical site holds a special place as the final resting place for the ashes of former kings of Chiang Mai and members of the Royal Family.
  • Embark on a scenic 30-minute drive to Doi Suthep Mountain for a visit of Wat Phra That. Founded in 1383 AD, the Wat Phra That is the most revered temples in Northern Thailand.
  • After the half-day tour in Chiang Mai, you would transfer to Phuket to enjoy leisure time on the beachside.
The Wat Phra That
The significant temple of Wat Phra That
Day 9
Private Speedboat to Phiphi Island
  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Chalong Pier to head to PhiPhi Island. Departure time is adjusted according to your hotel location.
  • Upon reaching Maya Bay, immerse yourself in a paradise where you can snorkel, swim, paddle board, and capture memorable photos as souvenirs.
  • Explore the wonders of Monkey Beach, Bamboo Island, Viking Cave, and other captivating attractions in the vicinity of Phi Phi Island.
Phiphi island day trip by private charter
the white sanch beach of maya bay
Day10
Free Day in Phuket

Enjoy family time with your own arrangement in Phuket which offers a stunning tropical paradise with crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and lush green landscapes.

Day 11
Flight to Bangkok

After breakfast, transfer to Phuket Airport for your onward flight to Bangkok. Private airport transfers in both Phuket and Bangkok are included.

Day 12
Bangkok Day Tour - Wat Pho + Grand Palace + Wat Arun
  • Hop on a tuk-tuk for an exhilarating ride to visit one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, Wat Pho. It is home to the famous 45-meter (14-foot) reclining Buddha, a remarkable sight to behold.
  • After exploring the Grand Palace, home to the most revered Buddha image in Thailand, take a leisurely walk to the pier for a delightful long-tail boat ride along the klong (canal) of Thonburi. Stop at Wat Arun, once the grand royal temple to King Rama II.
  • Head to China Town to witness the charm of Old Bangkok up close. Stroll along Yaowarat Road, where shops offer a treasure trove of items, providing a firsthand glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of this historic area.
 Bangkok City Highlights attraction
The must-see attractions in Bangkok
Day 13
Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • The Maeklong Railway Market sets itself apart by having a railway track running right through its center. Those vendors strategically place their goods close to or even on the railway tracks.
  • When the train is about to pass through the Maeklong Railway Market, a warning bell rings, signaling vendors to swiftly retract their awnings and belongings to ensure their safety.
  • Unfolds the renowned Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to witness the timeless tradition of buying and selling goods as vendors navigate their boats along the canals.
Maeklong Railway Market
Colorful products are selling at the Maeklong Railway Market
Day 14
Bangkok Departure

Your guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight back home. We hope this tour will leave you with a lasting memory.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

champagne on the night cruise
Manohra Luxury Dinner Cruise

For couples

learn cooking
Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

For foodies

a floating lantern on the river
Create and Release Thai Krathong (floating lanterns)

For couples and families

Erawan waterfall
Splash in the Waterfall in Kanchanaburi

For families or adventurers

 

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Anatole Hotel Hanoi
Anatole Hotel Hanoi
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai
Pamookkoo Resort in Chiang Mai
Pamookkoo Resort in Phuket
Maitria Hotel Sukhumvi
Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok

Tour Price:

14 days from
US$3,559 p/p(based on a private tour for 2 people)
US$2,599 p/p(based on a private tour for 4 people)
  • The price is based on a private tour during the low season with 4-star hotel options.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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