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12-Day Essential Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

12-Day Essential Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

By LingUpdated Feb. 20, 2024
A Southeast Asia Overview for a Shorter Vacation

This tour is specially designed for travelers who want to experience the essence of Southeast Asia in limited days.

Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand are three top Indochinese countries that always attract tourists from all over the world for their mesmerizing historic sites, natural beauty, and welcoming people.

From the charming capital city of Hanoi and picturesque Ha Long Bay to the historical Siem Reap, vibrant Bangkok, and beautiful Phuket, this tour offers you an overview of the most interesting and outstanding destinations in these countries.

  • Days:12±
  • Best For:Couples,friends,family with adult children
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$2,989 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:SE Asia's included (international on request)

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Tour Map(Suggested Route)

Vietnam Map

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Tour Highlights

Hop on a local cyclo and catch a glimpse of bustling city life in Hanoi's Old Quarter.

rickshaw

Embark on an overnight cruise through the picturesque landscapes of Halong Bay aboard our specially chosen intimate vessel.

cruise on Halong Bay

Learn about the hidden story of Angkor Thom and marvel at the grandeur of Angkor Wat.

angkor thom

Glide along the ancient canals of Bangkok on a traditional long-tail boat.

take a long-tail boat ride in Bangkok

Experience the serene daily morning monk chants at Wat Pho.

morning monk chants at Wat Pho

Escape the crowds and sail away on a private charter boat for a romantic sunset cruise to a beautiful island near Phuket.

a private charter boat

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
Hanoi Arrival, Airport Collection
  • 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 explore at your leisure.
Day 2
Hanoi City Highlights Tour
  • You will explore the charming city of Hanoi with its top attractions: the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, unique One Pillar Pagoda, iconic Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the Temple of Literature,and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
  • Head back to central Hanoi and hop on a local cyclo (a rickshaw) and catch a glimpse of city life by traveling around the bustling streets and quiet alleys, passing through the famed Old Quarter.
  • Conclude the day by watching an entertaining water puppet performance. Colorful wooden puppets depict scenes of rural life and episodes of national history set to music.
The Temple of Literature in Hanoi
The Temple of Literature in Hanoi
Day 3
Hanoi to Halong Bay and an Overnight Cruise
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
  • Board your junk cruise at noon. This smaller craft is both more intimate and authentic than the usual group-tour boats.
  • Swim in the emerald waters of Tra Bau in Lan Ha Bay.
  • Join in interesting activities on board, such as cooking demonstrations and squid fishing.
  • Taste exquisite drinks and savor delicious food on board while enjoying the spectacular views.
halong bay high-end cruise
Unwind and reconnect with nature on your private balcony by Orchid Cruise
Day 4
Halong Bay to Hanoi Transfer, Fly to Siem Reap
  • In the morning, kayak in the Ao Ech area to discover Ha Long's hidden charm — Lan Ha Bay.
  • After brunch, your cruise will come to an end and you will take a transfer to the airport in Hanoi for your onward flight.
  • Upon arrival in Siem Reap, your private tour guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Kayak in Lan Ha Bay
Kayak in Lan Ha Bay
Day 5
A Day's Exploration to Angkor Thom
  • You will spend your day exploring the top temples of Angkor. Discover the hidden story of Angkor Thom from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Stroll among 200 carved smiling faces at Bayon Temple, discover Ta Prohm under towering trees, and walk through the extraordinary Preah Khan. The grandeur of Angkor Wat will remind you of its illustrious past.
  • Afterward, you will return to your hotel.
A Contemplating Monk in Angkor Wat
Two monks are paying homage to the Bayon Temple
Day 6
Discover Banteay Srei, the Cambodia Landmine Museum, and Tonle Sap Lake
  • Start your day by visiting Banteay Srei, also known as the Citadel of the Women. You will be amazed by the most elaborate carvings in the red sandstone.
  • Head towards the Cambodia Landmine Museum where you will learn about how this life-threatening weapon has affected people's lives in the past and present.
  • Visit a village nearby to enjoy some palm candies and rice wine. Afterward, you'll take an ox cart ride through the countryside.
  • Move on to visit Tonle Sap Lake. Take a relaxing boat ride to Kampong Phluk.
  • Continue your visit to a mangrove forest nearby and enjoy a sunset cocktail on the lake before returning to your hotel.
The Pink Temple of Banteay Srei
The Pink Temple of Banteay Srei
Day 7
Siem Reap Departure and Bangkok Arrival
  • Your Siem Reap exploration will come to the end. Your private tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
  • Upon arrival in Bangkok, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore as you wish.
Day 8
Bangkok City Highlights Exploration
  • Experience the morning chanting ritual at Wat Pho, which is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok.
  • Take a tuk tuk ride via Pak Khlong Talat, a flower market, to the Grand Palace.
  • Continue with a walk to the pier for a long-tail boat ride along the ancient canals of Thonburi to get a flavor of the local life.
  • Stop at the photogenic Wat Arun, which was once the grand royal temple of King Rama II.
  • After lunch at a local restaurant, you will cross the river and be driven to Chinatown for a first-hand look at Old Bangkok.
 Bangkok City Highlights attraction
The must-see attractions in Bangkok
Day 9
Bangkok Departure and Phuket Arrival
  • Your private tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
  • Upon arrival in Phuket, your 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 as you wish.
A Beautiful Beach in Phuket
Stay in a romantic hotel with pool access in Phuket
Day 10
Coral Island Sunset Trip by Private Charter Boat
  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Chalong Pier.
  • Departing from Chalong Pier, head to Coral Island.
  • Snorkel near Coral Island, exploring the crystal-clear waters, paddle on a stand-up paddle board, and swim with colorful tropical fish.
  • Arrive at Coral Island and spend some time relaxing on the beautiful beach or enjoying various water activities.
  • Embark on a journey from Coral Island to Promthep Cape for a scenic sunset tour.
  • Safely arrive at Chalong Pier and take our private transfer back to your hotel.
a sunset trip by private charter boat
a sunset trip by private charter boat
Day 11
Have Free Time by the Beautiful Beach
  • You will have one free day to spend at your leisure by the beach.
  • You may consider taking a speedboat trip to the many nearby tropical paradises, including the famous Phi Phi Islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around the mystical Phang Nga Bay.
Day 12
Phuket Departure

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Phuket International Airport for your departure flight.

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

food
Bangkok Evening Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

For foodies

a lady with pink dress
An Extension to Ancient Town Hoi An

For culture fans

Erawan waterfall
Quad Adventure in the Countryside

For families or adventurers

Hand-Picked Hotels

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

hotel in Bangkok
Central located hotel in Bangkok
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Boutique resort in Phuket
Romantic resort in Phuket

Tour Price:

12 days from
US$2,989 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
US$3,599 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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