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15-Day Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

15-Day Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

By Nora OuUpdated Sep. 9, 2022
The Best Southeast Asia Tour for First-timers

Cover the highlights of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Experience the essence of Vietnam from the northern to the southern part. Explore the spirituality of Cambodia by concluding your trip at Siem Reap, the home of the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex.

We are devoted to making your lifelong Southeast Asia dream come true: capture breathtaking photos, walk alongside elephants in their natural home, and learn about daily life in the region by connecting with locals, and more in this 15-day tour.

  • Days:15±
  • Best For:First-timers
  • Price:from US$2,990 p/p

Tour Highlights

Soak up the exotic charm of Thailand's capital city - Bangkok.

The Grand Palace

Interact with the amazing elephants in Chiang Mai.

help the elephant to have a bath

Indulge in the extraordinary seascape of Ha Long Bay.

the Ha Long Bay

Learn about the turbulent history of Ho Chi Minh City.

he old building in Ho Chi Minh

Travel to 'the golden rice bowl' of Vietnam, Mekong Delta, and learn about its farming and fishing traditions.

Alt: the people on Mekong River

Venture into the heart of Siem Reap and explore the soul of Cambodia' Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat

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Suggested Route

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam tour for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand

Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel.

Take the rest of the day off to recover from jetlag or wander around your hotel.

Day 2
Explore the Highlights of Bangkok City

Start your tour with the Wat Pho temple complex when the morning sunlight touches the orange robes of monks and the hall echoes with pious chanting, you will feel lucky to be part of this holy ceremony.

After a visit to the landmark of Bangkok, Grand Palace, you can take a relaxing ride on a long-tail boat through the ancient canals of Thonburi to a royal temple' Wat Arun.

Explore the old but bustling market of China Town at your own pace, and experience a different side of Bangkok.

 The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Day 3
Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Airport Transfer

Make your way north to Chiang Mai, and be dazzled by its beauty. Private airport transfers are provided in both cities.

Day 4
Chiang Mai Lifestyle and Mountain Doi Suthep

Pay a visit to the vibrant food and flower market in the morning. Continue to Wat Suan Dok, the final resting place of the ashes of the former kings of Chiang Mai and the Thai royal family.

Discover the iconic mountain, Doi Suthep, a sacred place where locals still offer worship. Then, stop by at the sacred Wat Phra That. You will behold a superb panoramic view of the city.

Return to Chiang Mai and enjoy a 20-minute rickshaw ride through the quiet streets of the old town before returning to your hotel.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Day 5
Have a Close Encounter with Elephants in a Jungle

Drive through the idyllic countryside to a Karen village, where you will meet with giant elephants at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.

You can spend the day feeding, bathing, washing, and accompanying the elephants as they roam around. Take a break and enjoy a relaxing lunch on a raised platform overlooking the picturesque river and jungle.

Before changing from your temporary overalls to your own clothes, you can swim in the river and wash away the tiredness and mud in fresh, clear water.

Have close encounter with Elephant
Have close encounter with Elephant
Day 6
Chiang Mai to Hanoi, Airport Transfer

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport. Your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel.

Take the rest of the day off to explore the city on your own.

Day 7
Hanoi City Highlights and Light Walking in the Old Quarter

Learn about Hanoi by visiting its top attractions, including the memorable Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, historic Temple of Literature, unique One Pillar Pagoda, and informative Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Take a leisurely walk through the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of Hanoians.

Conclude your day by watching an entertaining water puppet performance, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form said to have originated in the flooded rice fields of the Red River Delta.

The Exhibition in Museum of Ethnology
The Exhibition in Museum of Ethnology
Day 8
Overnight Cruising in Halong Bay

Depart Hanoi to picturesque Halong Bay, which is a World Natural Heritage Area.

Climb aboard and start your journey through this spectacular place. Rowing through hidden channels, venture into the mythical Trinh Nu Cave. Lay back, enjoy a relaxing sunbath, and feast your eyes on the everchanging scenery of this extraordinary landscape. Or you can entertain yourself with fun activities: swimming, fishing, participating in cooking competitions, and more.

Enjoy A Relaxing Cruise in Halong Bay
Enjoy A Relaxing Cruise in Halong Bay
Day 9
Hanoi Airport Transfer, Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Have a relaxed morning with tasty coffee and leisurely activities on the sundeck. If you want to try some new activities in the morning, you could kayak in the scenic Ha Long Bay or practice your Tai Chi on the sundeck.

Transfer to Noi Bai International Airport and catch your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival, your private guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels

Visit the must-sees of the city, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office,and Reunification Palace.

Continue to the War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels. The massive, old military equipment in the museum remind us of the cruelties of war. The hidden and winding Cu Chi Tunnels stand testament to the resilience of the Vietnamese during hardship.

A Glance of Ho Chi Minh City
A Glance of Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11
Mekong Delta Impression

Drive to Ben Tre, 'the golden rice bowl' of Vietnam. You will be greeted by lush paddy fields, fresh tropical fruits, stilt houses, and fish farms.

Take a motorboat ride though waterways to Turtle Island, where you can have a close look at the delta's farming and fishing lifestyles and coconut industry. Row a sampan boat to meet friendly locals in a village, savor the handmade honey tea, and enjoy the fascinating folk song performance.

Take a Boat Ride in Mekong Delta
Take a Boat Ride in Mekong Delta
Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Your exciting Vietnam journey ends and mythical Cambodia awaits you. Private transfers between hotels and airports are provided in both cities.

Day 13
Cambodian Spirituality - Angkor Wat

Cross the ancient moat and venture into the heart of Angkor Wat.

Look back on the illustrious achievements of the Khmer Empire while strolling through Angkor Thom. Uncover the story of Bayon and greet its smiling faces, guarding the imperial city in the long river of history. Wander around Ta Prohm in the shadow of towering trees, and witness their giant roots devouring the ruins. Cross the extraordinary Preah Khan and immerse yourself in its grandeur.

The Angkor Wat
The Angkor Wat
Day 14
Discovering Cambodia's cultural treasures

Visit Banteay Srei, which is the jewel of Khmer art. Stop by at the Land Mine Museum, where you will be touched by the persistence of Cambodian efforts to clear life-threatening land mines.

Take an ox cart ride through a country road lined with palm trees and surrounded by rice fields. Move on to visit Tonle Sap Lake, and take a boat ride to Kampong Phlukk, a major harbor for elephant trade in the past.

Continue your visit to a mangrove forest nearby and enjoy a sunset cocktail on the lake before returning to your hotel.

The Tonle Sap Lake
The Tonle Sap Lake
Day 15
Siem Reap Departure

Your guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight back home.

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

All-Terrain Vehicle
Quad Adventure in the Countryside

For families or adventurers

Erawan waterfall
Splash in the Waterfall in Kanchanaburi

For families or adventurers

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Hand-Picked Hotels

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hotel in Bangkok
Central located hotel in Bangkok
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Central located hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai

Our Service Includes:

15 days from
US$ 2,990
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • 4-star accommodations for 14 nights
  • Flights between cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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