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Tour Overview

Join us on a classic 19-day journey through Southeast Asia, encompassing the cultural treasures of Vietnam, the historic wonders of Cambodia, and the vibrant landscapes of Thailand. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the mystical temples of Angkor, and the tranquil shores of Koh Samui, this tour offers a diverse and immersive experience. Explore ancient cities, float through lively markets, witness breathtaking natural beauty, and engage with local traditions. This tour promises a blend of history, culture, and relaxation in three enchanting countries, making it an unforgettable adventure in Southeast Asia.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Explore Hanoi's historic Old Quarter, a labyrinth of charming streets and local culture.
  • Cruise through the mesmerizing Halong Bay, an iconic seascape of limestone karsts.
  • Discover the enchanting ancient town of Hoi An, renowned for its well-preserved architecture.
  • Dive into the fascinating history of Ho Chi Minh City with visits to iconic landmarks.
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling Cai Be Floating Market and vibrant Mekong Delta life.
  • Witness the sunrise at Angkor Temples, a surreal and awe-inspiring experience.
  • Journey to Banteay Srei, a temple adorned with intricate pink sandstone carvings.
  • Explore Tonle Sap Lake's floating villages and enjoy a magical sunset cocktail cruise.
  • Encounter elephants up close at Elephant Rescue Park in Chiang Mai.
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Koh Samui, your tropical paradise retreat.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon arrival in Hanoi, your guide and driver will warmly greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. As you drive through the city, you'll get your first glimpse of Hanoi's unique blend of French colonial and Vietnamese architectural styles.

    After settling in at your hotel, take some time to unwind and adjust to the new time zone. You might want to explore the immediate vicinity or enjoy a traditional Vietnamese meal at a local restaurant.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hanoi

  2. After breakfast, start your day with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam's revered leader.

    Explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university, and admire its historical and architectural significance.

    Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    Continue to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda and learn about its unique architecture and cultural importance.

    Visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where you can gain insights into the diverse ethnic groups of Vietnam.

    Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll through the bustling streets of the Hanoi Old Quarter, known for its charming architecture, narrow streets, and vibrant atmosphere.

    In the evening, attend a mesmerizing water puppet performance, a traditional art form unique to Vietnam.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hanoi

    Hanoi Water Puppet Show
    Water Puppet Show

  3. Depart for Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning limestone karsts and emerald waters.

    On the cruise, visit Trinh Nu Cave, known as the Virgin Cave, where you can explore the unique formations and enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters.

    Halong Bay Vietnam
    Halong Bay Cruise

    Enjoy a delightful selection of drinks on board and participate in a cooking class to learn how to make Vietnamese dishes. Take in the breathtaking views of Halong Bay.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: On Board

  4. Explore Sung Sot Cave, aka the Surprise Cave. As you venture deeper into its chambers, you'll be amazed by the intricate stalactites and stalagmites that adorn this geological wonder.

    Halong Bay Sung Sot Cave
    Sung Sot Cave

    Return to Hanoi and take a flight to Da Nang.

    Upon arrival in Da Nang, a local driver will transfer you to Hoi An for the night.

    Meal: Brunch

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

  5. Discover the charm of Hoi An Ancient Town, a well-preserved trading port known for its atmospheric streets.

    Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, an iconic symbol of Hoi An.

    Vietnam Hoi An Japanese Covered Bridge
    Japanese Covered Bridge

    Explore the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation, a testament to the town's diverse influences. Discover the historic Tan Ky Old House, where generations of the same family have lived for centuries, providing a glimpse into Hoi An's past.

    Visit colorful local markets and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

  6. Enjoy a free morning to explore Hoi An at your own pace.

    In the afternoon, head to Da Nang Airport to catch your flight to the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.

    Upon arrival, your local driver will escort you to your hotel, where you can relax and recharge.

    The evening is yours to spend as you please, whether that's exploring the city's vibrant nightlife or enjoying a quiet dinner.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Ho Chi Minh

  7. Begin your day with visits to the iconic landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and Reunification Palace.

    Ho Chi Minh Notre Dame Cathedral
    Notre Dame Cathedral

    Gain a deeper understanding of Vietnam's history at the War Remnants Museum, where powerful exhibits and artifacts shed light on the country's tumultuous past.

    Enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee at a local café.

    In the afternoon, embark on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extensive underground network that played a crucial role during the Vietnam War. Learn about the ingenious tactics used by Vietnamese soldiers and explore the narrow tunnels.

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City for the night.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Ho Chi Minh

    Cu Chi Tunnels Ho Chi Minh
    Cu Chi Tunnels

  8. Today, set out to explore the lively Cai Be Floating Market on the Mekong River. This vibrant market is a quintessential part of local life and commerce, and it offers a unique opportunity to witness the bustling trade along the waterways.

    Vietnam Cai Rang Floating Market
    Floating Market in Cai Be

    Take a boat trip along the picturesque narrow canals fringed with coconut trees, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Mekong Delta.

    Continue to Can Tho and stay overnight.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Can Tho

  9. Rise early to experience the enchanting Cai Rang Floating Market in the early morning hours. Observe local vendors trading their goods from boat to boat, a mesmerizing spectacle of daily life on the Mekong.

    Vietnam Cai Rang Floating Market
    Cai Rang Floating Market

    Afterwards, head to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your onward flight to the historic city of Siem Reap in Cambodia..

    Upon arrival, your guide will transfer you to your hotel. The remaining day is at your leisure to enjoy the comforts of your hotel or explore the vibrant streets of Siem Reap.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Siem Reap

  10. Today is dedicated to exploring the magnificent Angkor Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic archaeological complexes in the world.

    Begin your journey with a visit to Angkor Thom, an ancient royal city filled with stunning temples and monuments. As you enter through the South Gate, you'll be greeted by the awe-inspiring Bayon Temple, famous for its intricate stone carvings and iconic smiling faces.

    Angkor Wat Bayon Temple
    Bayon Temple

    Explore the atmospheric ruins of Ta Prohm, famously featured in the movie "Tomb Raider." Visit Preah Khan, a temple known for its stunning architecture.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Siem Reap

  11. Venture to the captivating Banteay Srei, also known as the "Citadel of Women." Marvel at the intricately carved pink sandstone temple, known for its exquisite details and miniature size compared to other Angkor temples.

    Explore the Cambodia Landmine Museum to learn about efforts to clear landmines in Cambodia.

    Angkor Wat Banteay Srei Temple
    Banteay Srei Temple

    Take an ox cart ride through the picturesque countryside.

    Enjoy a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake to visit Kampong Phluk, a floating village. Witness the unique lifestyle of the villagers who live on stilts above the water and enjoy a picturesque sunset cocktail.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Siem Reap

  12. Bid farewell to Cambodia as you board a flight to the vibrant city of Bangkok.

    Upon arrival, check into your hotel, and the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and explore the city.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  13. Your exploration of Bangkok begins with a visit to the renowned Wat Pho, home to the magnificent reclining Buddha statue. Marvel at the sheer size and exquisite details of this iconic figure.

    Take a thrilling tuk-tuk ride through a bustling flower market en route to the Grand Palace.

    Thailand Bangkok Wat Pho
    The impressive golden statue in Wat Pho

    Arrive at the majestic Grand Palace, a spectacular complex of royal buildings that once served as the official residence of the Thai monarchy. Explore the intricate architecture and rich history of this iconic site.

    Enjoy a scenic long-tail boat ride along the Chao Phraya River, with a stop at the beautiful Wat Arun.

    In the later afternoon, venture into the vibrant and bustling streets of Chinatown, where you can explore the bustling markets and sample delicious street food.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

    Thaliand Bangkok Wat Arun
    Wat Arun

  14. After breakfast, fly to Chiang Mai. Immerse yourself in the traditional customs of Loy Krathong, one of Thailand's most enchanting festivals.

    Participate in a lantern-making and releasing activity, where you'll craft your own decorative floating lantern and release it onto the water as part of the festival's rituals in the evening.

    Thailand Chiang Mai Loy Krathong Festival
    Releasing your handmade floating lantern

    Delight in a mouthwatering dinner featuring northern Thai dishes, offering a taste of the country's diverse culinary traditions.

    Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  15. Today's adventure begins with a visit to the Elephant Rescue Park, where you'll have the incredible opportunity to observe these majestic creatures up close. Participate in activities such as feeding, bathing, and taking a walk with the elephants, all while learning about their conservation.

    In the afternoon, explore the historical and spiritual sites of Chiang Mai. Start at Wat Chedi Luang, an ancient temple with a towering stupa and intricate stone carvings.

    Thailand Chiang Mai Wat Chedi Luang
    Wat Chedi Luang

    Conclude your day at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a sacred temple perched atop a hill. The climb to the temple is rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Chiang Mai.

    Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai, where you can relax and reflect on your memorable encounters with elephants and cultural discoveries.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  16. After breakfast, take a flight to the picturesque island of Koh Samui, renowned for its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters.

    Upon arrival, check in to your beachside hotel and relish the laid-back atmosphere and tropical beauty that surrounds you.

    The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the serene ambiance of Koh Samui, whether that involves beach relaxation, exploring the island's attractions, or savoring fresh seafood at a beachfront restaurant.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Samui

  17. Spend a leisurely day at your own pace, making the most of your time on the stunning island of Koh Samui. You can choose to relax on the beach, take part in water sports, or explore local markets and charming villages.

    Consider indulging in spa treatments or venturing to viewpoints to capture breathtaking sunset views over the Gulf of Thailand.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Samui

  18. With no set itinerary, you have the freedom to design your day in accordance with your preferences. Whether you wish to explore more of the island's natural beauty, engage in thrilling activities, or simply unwind on the beach, Koh Samui offers a multitude of options.

    Savor the local cuisine, including fresh seafood and tropical fruits, at one of the island's many restaurants.

    Reflect on your journey so far and enjoy the serenity of Koh Samui.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Samui

    Thailand Koh Samui with Kids
    A mother and her child are swinging on the beach

  19. Enjoy your free time until your driver escorts you to Koh Samui Airport for your flight back to Bangkok, where you will catch your onward flight to your next destination or return home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $3349 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 18 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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