Thailand & Vietnam Combo
Includes 2 full day excursions: Mekong Delta and Phi Phi Islands. 4 nights Ho Chi Minh City, 2 nights Bangkok and then 4 nights Phuket – 11 day holiday, 2 magnificent countries- all details covered.
Thailand & Vietnam Combo
Ho Chi Minh City; better known by its former name of Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam and the business capital of the country. With a population of roughly seven million; it is crowded and noisy, yet also exciting, a historic city that encompasses the essence of the nation.
Located on the Saigon River on the edge of the Mekong Delta; Saigon became the capital of the Republic of South Vietnam.
Today Ho Chi Minh City has a cosmopolitan atmosphere; it has still managed to hold onto its historical character, and fine restaurants, chic hotels and bars line the sidewalks. The buzzing of motorbikes and scooters merges with the calls of street vendors and the urgent business of stall owners; selling a range of delectable street food and exotic delicacies.
Although overshadowed by modern and Asiatic influences; a little of Ho Chi Minh City’s French colonial charm still remains; evident in the graceful architecture, wide boulevards, and a sidewalk cafe society. It is not for the attractions that one visits Ho Chi Minh City however, but for the vibrancy of its street life, and its proximity to the Mekong Delta.
This package includes a Full Day excursion to the Mekong Delta.
In the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s west coast; the holiday hub of Phuket, or the ‘Pearl of the South’ as it has become known; is connected to the mainland by the Sarasin Bridge. Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is incredibly diverse with rocky and sandy beaches, tall cliffs, forests, waterfalls and temples.
Phuket caters to all, with a variety of holiday resorts offering accommodation from backpackers and simple guesthouses to modern luxury hotels; though the beachfront bungalows on unspoilt stretches of white sand are rarer now than they used to be. There are numerous activities in or near Phuket to enjoy on holiday; including mountain biking, bungy jumping and golf. It is even possible to go elephant trekking. A variety of tours offer day trips to the cliffs of nearby Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi, and the beaches and islands around Krabi. There is plenty to do on the island; whatever your budget, and several offshore islands are good for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Phuket has a huge variety of goods and shopping establishments, from markets and street stalls to department stores and specialist shops, and a range of restaurants from Thai seafood to Indian and Western cuisine. Phuket also has its own airport, making it easy to get to and from Bangkok, and although the island hosts thousands of tourists in peak season, its sheer size allows visitors to escape from the madding crowds. Patong Beach is the island’s most famous and developed beach resort, offering a wide choice of holiday activities, dining options and nightlife.