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19-Day Highlights Tour of Southeast Asia: Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

In-Depth Experiences of Southeast Asia at an Easy Pace

This itinerary is recommended for people who would like to have an in-depth Southeast Asia tour at an easy pace. It will offer you a chance to experience the splendor of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

This tour includes the selected destinations with top attractions, some authentic local experiences, and our exclusive activities.

Witness spellbinding historical treasures, dive into the rhythm of bustling floating markets, and escape to the serenity of idyllic countryside and verdant jungles. Get ready to experience a world like no other.

  • Days:19±
  • Best for: couples,friends, family with adult chridren.
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$4,679 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

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Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Tour Map(Suggested Route)

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Tour Highlights

Cruise picturesque Halong Bay on our intimate Orchid Cruise, a welcome escape from the usual group-tour boats.

Halong Bay Cruise

Paddle a traditional Vietnamese round basket boat and cast your net like a local.

a Vietnamese basket boat ride
a fishing experience

Savor the flavors of Hoi An Ancient Town on an evening foodie walk.

Hoi An Ancient Town evening scenery
hoi an foodie tour

Save time by speeding to the Cu Chi Tunnels via boat instead of taking a long drive.

visit Cu Chi Tunnels by sppedboat
visit Cu Chi Tunnels by sppedboat

Explore the Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta, a vibrant cultural experience that may soon disappear.

the boats in the floating market

Discover the hidden story of Angkor Thom and marvel at the awe-inspiring Angkor temples.

Ankor Thom

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Bangkok's Grand Palace and photograph the iconic Wat Arun.

the golden buddha of the grand palace

Connect with gentle giants at Elephant Rescue Park, Chiang Mai's top-rated elephant conservation camp on TripAdvisor.

elaphants

Find serenity after the crowds disperse by listening to monks chanting in Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in the late afternoon.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Bid farewell to Thailand with sunshine on the shores of Koh Samui.

the beach of Koh Samui

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, Vietnam

Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel.Take the rest of the day to adjust to the jet lag or explore the city on your own.

Day 2
Hanoi City Highlights Exploration
  • Start your day with an walking tour, leading you through the most well-known streets of the Old Quarter .
  • Along your journey, we'll pause at the home of a family who has resided in the Old Quarter for over five decades.
  • Take a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter. This is a great way to see the city from a different perspective.
  • 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.
  • End your day with a private water puppet show at a local people's house.
the Old Quarter
The Old Quarter
Day 3
Hanoi to Halong Bay and Halong Bay 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 to Hoi An
  • In the morning, kayak in the Ao Ech area to discover Ha Long's hidden charm — Lan Ha Bay.
  • After brunch, transfer from Halong Bay back to Hanoi for your onward flight to Danang.
  • Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel in Hoi An.
A lady walking in the quiet alley
Kayak in Lan Ha Bay
Day 5
A Fabulous Day in Hoi An
  • 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.
  • Learn more about Vietnamese culture through its food during an evening specialty-tasting tour.
  • Walk around the ancient town and take a boat trip on the Hoai River for a dreamy night surrounded by colorful lanterns — hanging and floating.
A Glance of Hoi An Ancient Town
Take a boat trip on the Hoai River for a dreamy night
Day 6
Hoi An Departure and Can Tho Arrival
  • Get up late and have breakfast at an easy pace.
  • Your private guide and driver will transfer you from Hoi An to Da Nang for your onward flight to Can Tho. Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel.
  • Take a leisurely cycling tour to explore the scenic countryside of the Mekong Delta in Can Tho.
Day 7
Visit Cai Rang Floating Markt, Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Get up early to see the bustling floating market in the Mekong Delta.
  • Drive to Cai Be, take a ride on a motor boat to experience the Delta scenery, including a once-bustling floating market that is now smaller.
  • Have a leisurely sampan ride on picturesque canals.
  • Return to Ho Chi Minh City after the sightseeing in Cai Be.
Take a sampan ride in Cai Be
Take a sampan ride in Cai Be
Day 8
Ho Chi Minh City Discovery
  • Begin your day with an early visit to the famous Bird Lovers Club. Immerse yourself in local life while enjoying a cup of delicious Vietnamese coffee.
  • Next, make a stop at the monument of Thich Quang Duc. Continue your journey with a quick visit to the colorful Ho Thi Ky flower market.
  • Roll through Chinatown to reach to the Nhi Phu Temple, built in the late 17th century by Chinese immigrants from Fukkien Province.
  • Visit two landmarks— the Post Office and the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
  • Lastly, enjoy a short history lesson to outside the striking Independence Palace before concluding the tour and heading back to your hotel.
Discover Ho Chi Minh's sites on a vintage Vespa tour
Discover Ho Chi Minh's sites on a vintage Vespa tour
Day 9
Visit Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap
  • In the morning, embark on a speedboat journey to the renownedCu 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, fly to Siem Reap, and then transfer to your hotel directly after your arrival.
The renowned Cu Chi Tunnels
The renowned Cu Chi Tunnels
Day10
Magnificent Angkor Thom and Angkor Temples
  • 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.
  • Explore Ta Prohm under towering trees, and walk through the extraordinary Preah Khan.
The Bayon Temple
The Bayon Temple
Day 11
Siem Reap Highlights
  • Start your day by visiting Banteay Srei, also known as the Citadel of the Women, which is the jewel of Khmer art.
  • 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.
  • Step into the less-visited but magnificent temple complex of Banteay Samre.
The Banteay Srei
The Banteay Srei
Day 12
Siem Reap to Bangkok
  • Your Siem Reap tour will come to its end. Your private 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 13
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 flower market to the Grand Palace.
  • Continue with a long-tail boat ride along the ancient canals of Thonburi to get a flavor of the local life. Stop at the iconic Wat Arun, which was once the grand royal temple of King Rama II.
  • After lunch at a local restaurant, you will cross the Chao Phraya River and be driven to Chinatown for a glance at Old Bangkok.
The Magnificent Grand Palace
Bangkok Highlights Experiences
Day 14
Chiang Mai Arrival and A Spiritual Tour at Doi Suthep
  • Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel.
  • Discover Chiang Mai's iconic sight, Doi Suthep. Most tourists visit it during the bustling day, but we arrange our tour in the late afternoon after the crowds have departed.
  • When dusk falls, listen to the magical evening chanting of the monks as you gaze over the glittering lights of the city below.
Doi Suthep
The Sacred Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Day 15
Interact with Elephants in the Jungle
  • Visit the Elephant Rescue Park which is a paradise for homeless elephants.
  • Here, you can spend a half-day caring for the Elephants. You'll interact with the elephants, feed them, walk with them, hug them, and bathe them.
The Historic Wat Chedi Luang
Walk with the elephant
Day 16
Chiang Mai to Koh Samui

After Breakfast, you will take a private transfer to the airport and fly to Koh Samui. Upon arrival in Koh Samui, you will take a private transfer to your beautiful hotel by the beach.

The Wonderful Beach of Koh Samui
The Wonderful Beach of Koh Samui
Day 17 and 18
Have Some Free Time by the Beautiful Beach

You will have two free days to spend at your leisure by the beach.

Day 19
Koh Samui to Bangkok for Your Departure

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Koh Samui 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

learn cooking
Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

For foodies

rice growing
Farming Experience in Tra Que Village

For families

view of the island
Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Tour

For 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 in Ho Chi Minh
Central located hotel in Ho Chi Minh
hotel in hoi an
A riverbank resort in Hoi An
hotel on the lake bank
Resort with the lake view in Can Tho
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai
peace resort
Resort on the beach in Koh Samui

Tour Price:

19 days from
US$4,679 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
US$5,699 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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