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3-Week Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour for Couples

From Mekong Magic to Emerald Waters: Unforgettable Encounters with Southeast Asia's Charm

This tour is designed for couples who would like to have an in-depth Southeast Asia discovery experience at their own pace. It covers the most popular destinations with must-see sights and also some off-the-beaten-path places offering exclusive experiences in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. We would customize it for you.

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  • Days:21±
  • Best For:couples and friends
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample Price:US$5,629 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:SE Asia's included (international on request)
  • Cancellation policy:100% refund! (up to 22 days before departure)

*The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

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Spend the night in a rainforest floating house.

Elphant Hill Cam's rainforest camp in Khao Sok
Elphant Hill Cam's rainforest camp in Khao Sok

Discover Khao Sok National Park with a canoe safari, a gentle trek in the jungle, and a long-tail boat journey.

a jungle trek in Khao sok
a canoe safari in Khao sok

Feeding and interacting with elephants in Elephant Hill's almost untouched exclusive camp.

have a unique elephant experience in Khao Sok

Take a tuk-tuk ride for a truly unique experience of Bangkok's culture and atmosphere.

 take a tuk-tuk ride in Bangkok

Join the locals in a morning alms-offering in Chiang Mai.

kayak in Halong bay

Travel deep into the Mekong Delta aboard a private charter sampan.

Ho chi minh city tour by vintage Vespa

Take a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter of Hanoi.

take a cyclo ride in the old quarter of Hanoi

Drift among the picturesque scenery of Halong Bay on a luxury, intimate-size overnight cruise(Emperor Cruise).

halong bay emperor cruise
halong bay emperor cruise

Learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes in Hoi An's herb village.

Cook vietnamese dishes in Hoi an herb village

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Angkor.

Angkor Thom

Vietnam,Cambodia and Thailand Tour Map (Suggested Route)

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Southeast Asia Adventure trip for you.

Day 1
Hanoi Arrival, Vietnam

Upon arrival, your private tour guide and driver will greet you at the airport and then drive you to your hotel.The rest of the day will be free for you to relax or explore at your leisure.

Day 2
Hanoi City Exploration with Walking and Cycling in the Old Quarter
  • Start your day with a walking tour, leading you through the most well-known streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter. Along the way, we'll pause at the home of a family who has resided in the Old Quarter for over five decades.
  • Take a cyclo ride to see more of the Old Quarter. This is a great way to see the city from the different perspective of a local means of transport.
  • Then embark on a ten-minute train ride, mingling with the locals and experiencing their everyday commuting routine.
  • Visit the Temple of Literature, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And end your day with a private water puppet show at a local's house.
a private water puppet show at a local's house in hanoi
Try playing water puppetry at a local's house
Day 3
Hanoi to Halong Bay, Overnight Cruise
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
  • Board your junk cruise at noon and enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch on the main deck while admiring the majestic beauty of the bay.
  • As your vessel approaches the Bright & Dark Cave Area, a natural border between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, you'll have free time to swim in the crystal-clear waters or paddle colorful kayaks through the stunning landscapes.
  • Indulge in an afternoon tea with music and canapes on the sundeck, followed by a captivating cooking demonstration where you can try your hand at traditional Vietnamese cuisine in this breathtaking setting.
  • Savor a delectable à la carte course menu for dinner at the Royal Palace Restaurant on board, soaking in the charm of Halong Bay under the starry night sky.
  • For the adventurous, try your luck with squid fishing at Rang Dua Area after dinner.
Halong Bay Cruise
The lake suite of Emperor Cruise
Day 4
Halong Bay to Hanoi to Hoi An
  • Greet the sunshine with a invigorating Vietnamese exercise session on the sundeck.
  • Embark on a journey to Me Cung Cave (Cave of Maze), a spectacular destination whispering tales of Ha Long culture from 10,000 years ago. Be captivated by the magnificent cave formations, diverse stalactites and stalagmites, and the thriving ecological system within.
  • Enjoy a leisurely brunch on board before disembarking the cruise.
  • Take our private transfer back to Hanoi for your onward flight to Danang.
Dawn over the temples of Bagan
The Me Cung Cave in Halong Bay
Day 5
A Day of Hoi An Countryside Life with Fishing and Cooking
  • In the morning, at a fishing village near Hoi An, experience the fishermen's lifestyle. Cruise down Cua Dai River and try your hand at casting Vietnamese fishing nets.
  • Paddle a unique Vietnamese round basket boat on tranquil coconut-tree-flanked waterways, just as the fisher-folk do traditionally.
  • In the afternoon, visit Tra Que Vegetable Village to observe local farmers working the organic fields using traditional methods.
  • Pick fresh sawtooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for your cooking lesson, and learn the traditional methods of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food from scratch.
Paddle a unique Vietnamese round basket boat
try your hand at casting Vietnamese fishing nets
Day 6
Free Morning, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • You can get up late and enjoy a free half day in Hoi An. You might measure Hoi An Ancient Town with your footsteps, visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Old House of Tan Ky, and Fujian Assembly Hall.
  • Later in the day, we'll transfer you to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 7
Ho Chi Minh City Highlights and the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • In the morning, embark on a speedboat journey to the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels. Within just 15 minutes of cruising, you'll witness the transition from city buildings to lush jungle along the riverbanks.
  • Once you arrive, explore the intricate network of underground passages, chambers, rooms, and booby traps, used by the Vietminh and Viet Cong.
  • In the afternoon, visit the must-sees of the city: Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, Central Post Office, and Reunification Palace.
  • Continue to the War Remnants Museum. The massive, old military equipment in the museum reminds us of the cruelties of war.
Shwedagon Pagoda
The renowned Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 8
Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho, Overnight Mekong Cruise on a Private Charter Sampan
  • Meet our guide and driver in the hotel, then we'll transfer you to Cai Be to board your private Song Xanh Sampan.
  • From the sampan, observe life as it plays out on shore — people going about their daily activities against picturesque landscapes — while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit. Explore Tan Phong islet by local rowboat along the way.
  • Before arriving at Sa Dec, you would stop at various points along the river for a look into some of the cottage industries of the region. You would pass under monkey bridges and alongside tiny villages. In Sa Dec, there would be time to stroll around the outdoor market.
  • Then, back to the boat, and continue cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life.
  • Your Song Xanh Sampan cruise would continue towards the Hau River as you take lunch, dinner, and a night's sleep on board.
Paddle a unique Vietnamese round basket boat
try your hand at casting Vietnamese fishing nets
Day 9
Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh
  • Wake up early at 6:00 for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which operates daily from 5:00.
  • Breakfast would be served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges loaded down with fruits and vegetables from the Delta, making for some stunning photos.
  • Continue cruising towards Victoria Can Tho Resort, and disembark at the hotel's private jetty.
  • Then, take our private transfer back to Ho Chi Minh and connect with your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, we'll transfer you directly to your hotel.
the famous Cai Rang Floating Market
The famous Cai Rang Floating Market
Day 10
The Magnificent Angkor Thom and Angkor Temples
  • 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.
  • Last of the day, cross the extraordinary Preah Khan and immerse yourself in its grandeur.
The ndependence Palace
The Angkor Wat
Day 11
Beyond Angkor Wat: Uncover Cambodia's Hidden Gems.
  • Visit Banteay Srei, the jewel of Khmer art.
  • Then stop at the Land Mine Museum, where you will be touched by the persistence of Cambodian efforts to clear life-threatening land mines.
  • Explore the secrets of Banteay Samré. Journey beyond the usual tourist track and discover this enigmatic temple complex, partially overgrown by vegetation.
  • Wander around Ta Prohm in the shadow of towering trees, their giant roots enveloping the ruins.
The renowned Cu Chi Tunnels
The Banteay Srei
Day 12
Siem Reap to Bangkok, Thailand Arrival
  • In the morning, we'll transfer you to airport for your flight to Bangkok.
  • At arrivals, your guide and driver will greet you and drive you to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax at your hotel or get some first impressions of Thailand.
Day 13
Bangkok City Highlights Exploration
  • Start your tour with the Wat Pho temple complex when the morning sunlight touches the robes of monks and the hall echoes with daily chanting.
  • Visit the top landmark of Bangkok: the Grand Palace. Then take a long-tail boat ride through the ancient canals to Wat Arun.
  • Lastly, explore the old-but-bustling China Town market at your own pace, and experience a different side of Bangkok.
The renowned Cu Chi Tunnels
The must-see attractions in Bangkok
Day 14
Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Street Food Experience
  • Fly north to dazzlingly beautiful Chiang Mai. We provide private airport transfers in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
  • In the afternoon, learn about Chiang Mai's local street food by touring the food stalls and house-front shops, particularly around the Three Kings Monument area.
  • Sample various delicacies, including Northern Thai-style noodle soup, stir-fries, pad Thai (stir-fried Thai noodles), khao man gai (chicken rice), khao soi (a Burmese-influenced noodle dish), fresh fruits, and a variety of Thai desserts.
Luang Prabang
Chiang Mai's local street food
Day 15
Chiang Mai Spiritual Tour Visiting Mount Doi Suthep
  • Get up early in the morning for a unique and culturally-immersive experience, as you join locals in an alms-giving ceremony.
  • Then we'll drive you to Doi Suthep to visit its Wat Phra That temple, one of the most revered temples in northern Thailand.
  • Next, visit iconic Wat Chedi Luang, a historied temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha before it was relocated to Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Finally, enjoy the peace of Wat Suan Dok, a serene temple known for its tranquil gardens and daily monk chanting sessions.
halong bay high-end cruise
Chiang Mai's three representative temples
Day 16
Chiang Mai to Phuket
  • Your private tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Phuket.
  • Upon arrival in Phuket, a new private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore or relax as you wish.
Day 17
Phuket to Khao Sok National Park, An Amazing Elephant Experience and Canoeing
  • In the morning, the staff from Elephant Hills will meet you in your hotel lobby, and then transfer you and other guests to Khao Sok National Park.
  • It takes about 3 hours' driving from Phuket to Khao Sok. Enjoy a Thai-style buffet lunch upon your arrival at noon at the Elephant Hills luxury tented jungle camp.
  • After that, take a jungle canoe trip down the Sok River past stunning limestone karst mountains.
  • Then meet the elephants, and learn more about these magnificent creatures. You will have the opportunity to feed and bathe them.
  • Spend the night in a luxury tented camp of Elephant Hill Camp.
Luang Prabang
Day 18
Spectacular Cheow Larn Lake Tour and Jungle Hike
  • After breakfast, explore Cheow Larn Lake on a local long-tail boat. The man-made lake is surrounded by limestone mountains and cliffs covered in tropical rain forest. The area's unique environment is well preserved. You can the spectacular scenery from the boat, and you will have time to take a dip in the lake's emerald water.
  • In the afternoon, take a gentle jungle hike. In this way, you will have an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world's oldest rain forests. See a great variety of exotic plants and tropical hardwood trees with huge roots, such as orchids, palms, ferns, bamboo, and mosses. Birds, such as the hornbill, live high up above the canopy, gibbons can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or a leaf monkey may be swinging through the branches, and beautiful butterflies flutter around.
  • Spend the night in a rainforest floating house of Elephant Hill Camp.
take a long-tail boat to explore cheow lan lake
jungle trek in khao sok national park
Day 19
Khao Sok National Park to Phuket
  • After breakfast, your guide will take you on a guided canoe safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow Larn Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the treetops for lazy hornbills or energetic primates. You will find yourself in the heart of the rainforest on a silent adventure — words cannot do this experience justice.
  • If the weather permits, lunch will be served in the rain forest.
  • Then return to Elephant Hills, and, after a refreshing shower, take a private transfer to your next hotel in Phuket.
Luang Prabang
Kayaking in Khao Sok National Park
Day 20
A Free Day in Phuket
  • Day 20 is free for you to spend at leisure at the beach.
  • Consider exploring the nearby tropical paradises, including the renowned Phi Phi Islands or the captivating Phang Nga Bay. For an even more immersive experience, we can arrange a private charter speedboat trip or a traditional long-tail boat tour. Simply mention your preference to our travel advisor when inquiring about this tour.
monks in the temple
The beautiful beach of Phuket Island
Day 21
Phuket Departure
  • After breakfast, we'll transfer you to Phuket International Airport for your flight back home or to your next destination.
  • We trust that this trip will have given you a wonderful time together and made plenty of lasting memories that you can treasure in years to come.

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

a floating lantern on the river
A Private Charter Long-tail Boat Trip

For couples and friends

Erawan waterfall
Quad Adventure in the Countryside

For families or adventurers

boat on the river with flowers
See the A O Show in Ho Chin Minh City

For those who like art

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Boutique resort in Chiang Mai
Smile Lanna Hotel Chiang Mai
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
Anatole Hotel in Hanoi
hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
hotel in hoi an
Lasiesta Resort Hoi An
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Khmer Mansion Residence Siem Reap
boutique hotel in phuket
Outrigger Surin Beach Resort Phuket

Tour Price:

21 days from
US$5,629 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
US$6,659 p/p(with 5-star hotel options)
  • The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low season.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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