Malaysia and Vietnam both have busy cities, stunning clear-water beaches and incredible local food, however, visit both countries and you will discover how they are incredibly different in every aspect. This itinerary gives you an insight into both, enabling you to enjoy Kuala Lumpur, the relaxed capital of Malaysia, as well as the very colourful and chaotic Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Combine your city visits with beach resorts in each country and you will be able to experience the individual cultures, local cuisine and bustling markets of these magnificent countries.
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2 Nights – Kuala Lumpur
5 Nights – Penang
3 Nights – Ho Chi Minh
4 Nights – Phan Thiet
✈ UK – Kuala Lumpur (2 Nights): After your direct flight from your chosen UK airport to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur (KL), you will have two nights in this relaxed city where you can explore its’ night markets and skyscrapers. Petaling Street is the Chinatown of KL which is always bustling day and night, along with its bargain shopping, it’s the place to enjoy Malaysia’s famous street-food. For a bird’s eye view of the city head to the iconic Petronas Twin-Towers and for a cultural highlight another must-see is the giant limestone Batu Caves on the edge of the city.
✈ Kuala Lumpur – Penang (5 Nights): You will then fly to the island of Penang located off the west coast of Malaysia for some idyllic beach relaxation. Penang is renowned for its outstanding local cuisine and whilst you are here visit the night markets as well as the Island’s colonial capital of Georgetown. With five nights on the island you will have ample opportunity to languish poolside or on the beach, there are also plenty of water or nature activities to get involved with should you wish.
✈ Penang – Ho Chi Minh (3 Nights): You will then fly to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam for three nights, also still known as Saigon. This former South Vietnamese capital is the commercial heart of the country and is energetic and chaotic with its mix of street markets, grand colonial buildings and skyscrapers. With historic temples, ancient pagodas, designer shopping malls and excellent restaurants, it is a well worth taking a tour of the city to absorb it all and learn about the country’s turbulent past. Visit the famous Binh Tay Market to try local food and barter for souvenirs and take a cruise out of the city along the Mekong River to see the stunning rice fields and its famous floating market.
🚗 Ho Chi Minh – Phan Thiet (4 Nights): We will then drive you to the bustling coastal town of Phan Thiet where traditional brightly painted boats fill the harbour. Enjoy four nights here with the excellent seafood restaurants, colourful markets as well as pristine beaches. With miles of sandy coastline, you can chill out or take part in the many water sports available. The nearby Red Sand Dunes are like a mini desert and provide a playground of activities from sand-sledging to racing around in dune buggies. From here we will drive you back to Ho Chi Minh for your flight home.
✈ Ho Chi Minh- UK: On your last day you will be collected and taken to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
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