GLOBUS 2025: Independent Sensational Southeast Asia with Phuket Beach Stay (IAH2)

16 Day Package from Hanoi to Phuket

Sample the best of Southeast Asia on this fascinating journey with Independence by Globus. You'll begin in Hanoi, Vietnam, with guided sightseeing and a cyclo ride through the ancient Old Quarter where merchants trade as they have for centuries. Visit Ho Chi Minh's humble cottage, as well as the mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, and the 900-year-old Temple of Literature. Embark on a cruise on stunning Ha Long Bay, with its 3,000 limestone islands carved by time into spectacular landscapes rising from the Gulf of Tonkin. Savor traditional Vietnamese cuisine on this overnight cruise and visit spectacular caves, tunnels, and pristine beaches. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City to explore the city's many famed landmarks, including the War Remnants Museum and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Take an excursion to the Cu Chi tunnels-an extraordinary network of passageways used by the Viet Cong during the war. In Siem Reap, visit the largest temple complex in the world-including incomparable Angkor Wat. See the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom with more than 200 faces carved in 54 towers. Interact with children at a local school, and venture on to Ta Prohm-virtually untouched and wrapped in ancient tree roots around its ruins. Start your exploration of Bangkok with a boat ride through the city's famous canals, or klongs, to see family homes and temples-you'll quickly see why they call this city 'Venice of the East.' Next, visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of the Dawn, and the Grand Palace, which houses the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Lastly, stop at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, featuring one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand. You'll also have I-time to explore more of Bangkok and other nearby attractions including Damnoen Saduak floating market and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya!

End your independent journey with a three-night stay at a beachfront resort in Phuket. Explore the area at your leisure or simply relax at the beach!

Call (870) 972-5580 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18155115

Tour Operator
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
16 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2Hanoi

- This morning, enjoy a private guided tour of the city. First, take a cyclo ride though the ancient streets of the fascinating Old Quarter. Here, merchants trade as they have for centuries.
- Then, visit the mausoleum and the humble cottage from which 'Uncle Ho' ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda: One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace.
- Also, visit the ancient Temple of Literature, more than 900 years old and Hanoi's first university.
- Enjoy lunch at Koto, a non-profit restaurant and hospitality program that teaches local children restaurant skills for stable employment opportunities.


- A private transfer takes you from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water.
- Upon arrival, board an overnight cruise that takes you to explore the tunnels, caves, pristine beaches, and floating villages that are sprinkled across the bay.
- Visit a working pearl farm to see the process of pearl cultivation in the area and visit a nearby island for swimming or a walk to the top of the island for panoramic views of the bay.


You may consider a massage or spa treatment onboard your boat.
Day 4Ho Chi Minh City

- Early birds can participate in a tai chi demonstration on the Sun Deck at the break of dawn.
- Further, explore the massive caves found in the bay to see the dramatic formations inside the caverns before disembarking later in the morning.
- A private transfer brings you to Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many.

Day 5Ho Chi Minh City

- Start your private guided sightseeing with a walking tour of the city's famous and historic landmarks as you stroll through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Next, visit the moving War Remnants Museum, followed by bustling Ben Thanh Market, the largest and oldest in the city.

Day 6Ho Chi Minh City

- Today, enjoy a half-day private guided excursion to the Cu Chi tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles in length that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout during the war.


Sample a sweet Vietnamese iced coffee or stop at for a drink at one of the city's iconic rooftop bars.
Day 7Siem Reap

- Today, fly to Siem Reap, your base for exploring the temples of Angkor. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the temples are unmatched among the world's ancient ruins.

Day 8Siem Reap

- Your private guided sightseeing starts at the best preserved of all the temples-Angkor Wat, honoring the Hindu god, Vishnu.
- Next stop is Angkor Thom to see Bayon Temple. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers.


You may consider an Apsara dinner show featuring traditional Khmer music and dance or an exciting performance of Phare, The Cambodian Circus.
Day 9Siem Reap

- Continue exploring the Angkor temple complex on a private guided tour.
- Start at Banteay Srei, a unique, small temple outside the main complex built from red sandstone and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. On your return journey stop at a local school to interact with the children.
- Then, on to Ta Prohm, which has been left relatively untouched, unlike many other temples. Here, the jungle surrounds you and tree roots grow over and through the ruins. The afternoon is at your leisure.


Explore the temple complex further or take a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake to see a floating village.
Day 10Bangkok

- Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.

Day 11Bangkok

- Today's private guided tour starts with a boat ride through the klongs, Bangkok's famous canals.
- Next, stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok.
- Continue to the Grand Palace, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
- Lastly, visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

Day 12Bangkok

- Enjoy a full day at your leisure.


Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may consider a visit to Jim Thompson's House, a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River, or an excursion to the colorful Damnoen Saduak floating market.
Day 13Phuket

- Today, fly to Phuket, Thailand's most popular beach area. Transfer to your beachfront resort.

Day 14Phuket

- Enjoy a full day at your leisure.


Consider a trip to the Phi Phi Islands, explore Phuket Town, or simply relax on the beach.
Day 15Phuket

- Enjoy another full day at your leisure.


The beaches of Phuket are among the most stunning in the world, with glistening white sand and turquoise water that invite you to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy the day with the free time to swim and stretch out on the sand to soak in the spectacular natural beauty of Thailand.
Day 16Phuket

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Click Quote or call (870) 972-5580 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available! Prices include a $50.00 service fee.

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01/31/2025$4,469.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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02/03/2025$4,399.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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02/18/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/19/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/20/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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02/25/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/26/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/27/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/28/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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03/05/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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03/07/2025$4,309.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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03/27/2025$4,209.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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03/29/2025$4,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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03/31/2025$4,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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