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12-Day Essential Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

12-Day Essential Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

By Nora OuUpdated Jun. 23, 2022
A Southeast Asia Overview for a Shorter Vacation

Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand are three top countries in Indochina that always attract many tourists from all over the world for their spellbinding historic sites and natural beauty as well as their welcoming people.

From the attractive capital city, Hanoi, and picturesque Halong 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 within limited days.

  • Days:12±
  • Best For:First-timers
  • Price:from US$2,341 p/p

Tour Highlights

Hop on a local cyclo and catch a glimpse of city life by passing through the Old Quarter of Hanoi.

rickshaw

Enjoy a relaxing overnight cruise through the picturesque landscape of Halong Bay.

cruise on Halong Bay

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

angkor thom

Walk into the magnificent Grand Palace and photogenic Wat Arun in Bangkok.

Relax by the beautiful beach in Phuket before heading back home.

boats on the beach

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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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

In the morning, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Board the boat from your selected cruise at noon.

The first destination is Trinh Nu Cave, one of the finest sunlight-filled caves in Halong Bay, covering an area of 2,000 square meters with a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites.

Swim in the 'love story' area of Halong Bay. Taste exquisite drinks from a vast selection in an open bar on board while enjoying the panoramic view of Halong Bay. Join in with other interesting activities on board.

The Spectacular View of Halong Bay
The Spectacular View of Halong Bay
Day 4
Halong Bay to Hanoi Transfer, Fly to Siem Reap

Be surprised at Sung Sot Cave's beauty when you pay a visit to the largest and most renowned cave. Behold the impeccable creation by nature and use your imagination to connect with the ancient folklore.

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.

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
A Contemplating Monk in Angkor Wat
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
breakfast and lunch

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.

The Photogenic Wat Arun
The Photogenic Wat Arun
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
A Beautiful Beach in Phuket
Day10 - 11
Have Free Time by the Beautiful Beach

You will have two free days 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. All of these tours can be easily booked at your hotel.

Day 12
Phuket to Bangkok for Departure

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Phuket International Airport for your flight back to Bangkok and connect with your international 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

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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

Our Service Includes:

12 days from
US$ 2,341
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
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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