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21-Day Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand Tour

A Trip to Discover Cultural Marvels and Timeless Heritage of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand

Start your journey in vibrant Hong Kong, then venture into Vietnam to uncover the dynamic energy of Ho Chi Minh City and the natural beauty of Halong Bay. Explore the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and experience the cultural richness of Siem Reap. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant allure of Thailand, from Bangkok's bustling streets to the serene tranquility of Chiang Mai. This thoughtfully designed itinerary offers the perfect blend of urban vibrancy, historical exploration, and natural beauty, catering to travelers seeking a profound and captivating journey through four captivating destinations. Book now for an unforgettable Asian adventure.

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  • Days:21±
  • Best For:Slow Pacers and Couples
  • Departure date: Up to you
  • Sample Price:From US$5,252p/p, (2 per room)*
  • Flights: SE Asia's included (international on request)

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Tour Highlights

Here are the fantastic attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Have an overnight cruise in the picturesque Halong Bay.

Halong Bay Cruise

Unveil the mystery of Angkor Wat with the knowledge of a dedicated Khmer scholar.

angkor wat
the tag of ah hand picked

Walk into the magnificent Grand Palace and Listen to monk's chanting in Wat Pho.

Grand Palace

Learn to make a lanten of Loy Krathong and release it on a pond or river when making a wish.

releas a lanten on the river

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Day 1
Hong Kong Arrival

Your private guide will be ready to meet and greet you at the arrival hall in Hong Kong. A comfortable private car with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you to check-in.

Day 2
Hong Kong Discovery | Victoria Peak and Aberdeen

Aberdeen: Step back in time as you visit Aberdeen Harbor, a living testament to the traditional fishing villages of the 1800s. Here, the enduring spirit of hundreds of fishermen thrives as they continue their age-old way of life aboard junks. Immerse yourself in this maritime world by embarking on a tour of the harbor, where you can choose between sampans expertly maneuvered by local fishermen or modern, luxurious tourist ships. As you explore, don't miss the opportunity to dine at one of the two renowned floating seafood restaurants, offering a unique culinary experience.

Victoria PeakVictoria Peak

Victoria Peak Cable Car (One Way): Embark on an iconic journey aboard the Victoria Peak tram, a cherished piece of Hong Kong's history and the city's most trusted mode of public transport. Dating back to 1888, this funicular railway scales the steep 373-meter ascent up the lush mountainside. In just 7 minutes, you'll be transported from the bustling city center to the breathtaking vistas of The Peak, offering panoramic views that will leave you in awe.

Day 3
Hong Kong to Hanoi | Lantau Island and Stanley

Stanley: Once the largest settlement on Hong Kong Island a century ago, Stanley carries echoes of its British colonial past. It served as the base for the Hong Kong contingent of British troops during the colonial era. Today, it has transformed into a favored destination for city dwellers seeking respite from the urban hustle and bustle. Stanley beckons with uncrowded beaches and vibrant free markets. Don't miss the exhilarating Dragon Boat races held here during the annual Dragon Boat Festival.

Lantau Island: Embrace the tranquility of Lantau Island, a vast expanse that spans twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Since the 1970s, this island has been a cherished escape for Hong Kong residents seeking a change of pace on weekends and holidays. Explore its picturesque hilly walking trails, bask in the serene beauty of its less-crowded beaches, and relish the pure, invigorating air that surrounds you. Lantau Island offers a refreshing contrast to the vibrant energy of the city.

Day 4
Hanoi Discovery | Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Explore Hanoi, a city with over a thousand years of history and often called the 'Paris of the East'. Admire the colonial-era buildings in striking yellow, stroll along tree-lined boulevards, and take in the beauty of scenic lakes.

Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a significant place in Vietnamese history and the resting place of the country's former leader, Ho Chi Minh (closed on Mon, Fri, and afternoons). Discover the One Pillar Pagoda, a symbol of Hanoi founded in 1049 by King Ly Thai To. Uncover the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university built in the 11th century. Conclude the tour with a walking excursion in the Old Quarter, famous for its '36 streets of 36 wares' dating back to the 13th century.

Ho Chi Minh MausoleumHo Chi Minh Mausoleum

Hanoi Water Puppet Show: Experience the magic of a water puppet show, a unique art form originating from the Red River Delta. Watch colorful wooden puppets come to life as performers manipulate them skillfully from behind a screen while standing in chest-deep water. Delight in scenes depicting Vietnamese folklore, accompanied by traditional music and operatic songs. Immerse yourself in this captivating cultural experience during your time in Hanoi.

Day 5
Hanoi to Halong | Orchid Trendy Cruise

Embark on a convenient shuttle bus transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay, ensuring a seamless journey to this captivating destination. The cruise company will provide transportation, and details regarding pickup time and location will be shared in advance.

Halong BayHalong Bay Cruise

Experience the unforgettable 2-day, 1-night Orchid Trendy Cruise, immersing yourself in the beauty of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. After check-in procedures at Lot 32 - Tuan Chau Marina, board the Orchid Cruise via a tender boat. Enjoy welcome drinks and a cruise briefing, followed by a delicious lunch while exploring the stunning landscapes of Ha Long Bay.

Continue the adventure by visiting Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island, a mystical cave carved by nature over 2,000 years. Marvel at the fascinating stalactite formations and the picturesque surroundings of Cat Ba National Park. Later, relax and swim in the serene Tra Bau area of Lan Ha Bay. Indulge in a cooking demonstration, happy hour at the bar, and a fusion dinner with the freshest ingredients. Spend a memorable night onboard, enveloped by the beauty of Halong Bay.

Day 6
Halong to Hanoi and Danang | Orchid Trendy Cruise

As the sun begins to rise, embrace the peaceful beauty of the bay with a revitalizing tai chi session on the sundeck. Capture the breathtaking dawn by waking up early between 5:30 to 6:00, depending on the season. Our knowledgeable sailors will guide you to the best spots for a truly magical experience.

After the morning session, indulge in a delightful breakfast at the onboard restaurant as the cruise continues. Explore the hidden charm of Ha Long and Lan Ha Bay through kayaking activities in the enchanting Ao Ech area. Discover secluded coves and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings.

As we approach the end of our journey, Orchid Cruises warmly welcomes you back onboard. Take this time to check out and prepare for departure. Enjoy a delicious brunch served in the restaurant as we sail back towards Tuan Chau Marina, reminiscing about the unforgettable memories created during your Halong Bay adventure.

At 11:30, it's time to bid farewell as you disembark Orchid Cruises at Tuan Chau Marina. Exchange best wishes with your fellow travelers and bring an end to your remarkable cruise experience with us in this captivating paradise.

Day 7
Hoi An Discovery | The Ancient Town

Embark on a fascinating journey through Hoi An, a captivating World Heritage ancient town renowned for its well-preserved architecture, pedestrian-only streets, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Delve into its illustrious past as you explore the town's atmospheric sights on foot.

hui an evening foodie walking tourHoi An evening

Discover the architectural wonders influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese styles as you visit the old merchant houses. Marvel at the intricate design and craftsmanship that has stood the test of time. Admire the iconic 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a symbol of Hoi An's rich history and cultural fusion.

Day 8
Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City | The Assembly Hall of Chaozhou

Take a step into the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of this spiritual center. Witness the colorful market, bustling with locals and brimming with stalls showcasing an array of local specialties. Let the scents and flavors transport you to the heart of Vietnamese culinary traditions.

Day 9
Ho Chi Minh Discovery | A O Show

Experience the awe-inspiring A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City, where traditional Vietnamese culture meets modern artistic techniques. This captivating performance showcases talented acrobats, dancers, and musicians who bring Vietnam's vibrant culture and history to life.

Held at the iconic Saigon Opera House, this historic venue adds to the enchantment with its ornate architecture and rich heritage. Be transported to a world of creativity and storytelling as you witness breathtaking performances.

Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer, ensuring a seamless journey to the show. Immerse yourself in the cultural extravaganza of the A O Show and create lasting memories of Ho Chi Minh City's cultural allure.

Day 10
Ho Chi Minh Discovery | Mekong River Delta

Escape from Ho Chi Minh City and venture into the enchanting Mekong River Delta on a full-day journey to Ben Tre. Leave the city behind as you enter a picturesque landscape adorned with lush rice paddies and fruit farms, just 1.5 hours away.

Take a sampan ride in Mekong DeltaMekong River Delta

Embark on a fascinating motorboat excursion from the pier, gliding past stilt houses, lively fish farms, and charming countryside scenes. Reach Turtle Island and connect with a local farming family, sampling freshly picked fruit and indulging in coconut milk.

Day 11
Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap | The Coconut Candy Workshop

Visit a family-run coconut candy workshop and witness the traditional process behind Ben Tre's famous coconut sweets. Experience the region's charm on a serene rowing sampan, navigating through small canals. Sip on honey tea and enjoy a traditional folk song performance, immersing yourself in the authentic local culture.

Day 12
Siem Reap Discovery | Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom

Begin your journey at Angkor Wat, one of the 8 Wonders of the World. This awe-inspiring monument was meticulously constructed solely for religious purposes. Explore its massive complex, featuring temples, pagodas, statues, palaces, and chambers, all dedicated to King Suryavarman II during the height of the Khmer Empire. Note: The site is approximately a 40-minute drive from Siem Reap.

Next, venture to Angkor Thom, a fortified city surrounded by a vast moat. Discover its five entrances, each in one of the cardinal directions, serving as gateways into this impressive stronghold. Marvel at the Victory Gate, leading from the Angkor Thom Royal Palace grounds. Experience the mystique of this historical site, once connected to causeways that have since vanished save for the south gate's waterway.

Angkor ThomAngkor Thom

Visit Ta Prohm, located in the western section of the Angkor Wat Complex. This mesmerizing temple was constructed using colossal rocks and is entangled by towering trees. Built by King Jayavarman VII as part of his monastery and university construction initiative, Ta Prohm exudes an otherworldly atmosphere. Note: To avoid the scorching sun, it is recommended to visit Ta Prohm in the afternoon when the magnificent trees provide ample shade.

Day 13
Siem Reap to Bangkok | Bayon Temple

Discover Bayon Temple, a captivating architectural masterpiece from the late 12th to early 13th century. Built by King Jayavarman VII, Bayon Temple is renowned for its captivating stone faces. As you approach, the temple appears like a mountain, but as you draw closer, the faces merge into intricate stone carvings.

Conclude your tour at Preah Khan, located northeast of Angkor Thom. This serene and lesser-known Hindu temple was constructed by King Jayavarman VII as a tribute to his father. Explore the temple's successive rectangular galleries encircling a Buddhist sanctuary, embraced by dense woods. Experience the tranquility of this sacred temple, tucked away at the edge of the second ring of the majestic Angkor Wat Complex. Few tourists venture here, offering an intimate and peaceful visit.

Day 14
Bangkok Discovery | The Royal Grand Palace

Begin your journey at the Royal Grand Palace, Thailand's most sacred place. Within the palace complex, discover the revered Wat Phra Kaew, home to the ancient Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century. Once a royal residence, the Palace continues to host various ceremonies and auspicious events. Please note that there are specific closure dates due to royal ceremonies (listed below). Additionally, it is necessary to bring a copy of your passport for security purposes. Adherence to the dress code is crucial, with modest attire required for entry.

Next, visit Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Located within the Grand Palace precincts, this temple is considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Housing the Emerald Buddha, a powerful symbol of Thai society, it holds immense religio-political significance.

Day 15
Bangkok to Chiang Mai | Loy Krathong Festival

Experience the enchanting Loy Krathong Festival with our Thai Krathong Lantern Experience. Join us at a serene riverside restaurant overlooking the Ping River, where you'll craft your own traditional Thai lantern. Enjoy a delicious dinner as you watch the sunset, and when night falls, release your lantern onto the river while making a wish. Immerse yourself in the festival's magic and embrace the rich cultural traditions of Thailand.

Loy Krathong FestivalLoy Krathong Festival
Day 16
Chiang Mai Discovery | Sky Lantern Festival

Experience the enchanting Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lantern Festival with our Premium Ticket. Enjoy a round-trip private transfer for a hassle-free journey.

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 PM. Immerse yourself in Lanna culture with captivating performances, including the Lanna Sword Dance. Sample authentic Lanna Thai snacks, desserts, and beverages from 6:00 to 6:30 PM.

At 7:30 PM, join the religious ceremony in front of the grand pagoda. At 8:30 PM, release your lantern and witness the breathtaking view of the illuminated sky. The ceremony concludes at 9:00 PM.

Day 17
Chiang Mai | Doi Suthep Mountain

Chiang Mai City & Doi Suthep Mountain Half Day Tour: Start your day at a bustling food and flower market. Then visit Wat Suan Dok, a serene temple and royal resting place. Drive to Doi Suthep Mountain for panoramic views and explore Wat Phra That. Return for a charming rickshaw ride in the old town.

Khantoke Dinner & Hill Tribe Show: Experience Lanna culture over dinner. Enjoy Northern Thai dishes while traditional dancers perform. Witness dances like the Finger Dance and Sword Dance. After the show, return to your hotel.

Day 18
Chiang Mai to Phuket| Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park: Explore the stunning Doi Inthanon National Park, a journey through picturesque paddy fields. Visit the King and Queen Pagodas, built to celebrate their 60th birthdays, and enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the viewpoints.

Doi Inthanon National ParkDoi Inthanon National Park

Discover the Karen hill tribe village and explore the Hill Tribe Market. Take in the beauty of Wachiratharn Waterfall and immerse yourself in nature on the Kiew Mae Pan Nature Trail, a 3-kilometer hike through lush forests, passing waterfalls and streams. Then, experience the Mae Klangluuang Nature Trail, a less-traveled route that reveals the park's diverse landscapes, coffee plantations, and local coffee preparation at a village coffee house.

Day 19
Phuket Discovery | Phuket Old Town and Phang Nga Bay

Indulge in a day of leisure and exploration on the enchanting island of Phuket. Enjoy the soft sands, crystal-clear waters, and refreshing drinks under towering palm trees. Whether you prefer a relaxing beach day, strolling through the charming old town, or witnessing the breathtaking sunrise/sunset views from great viewpoints, Phuket has something for everyone.

Phang Nga BayPhang Nga Bay

For more adventure, venture to Phang Nga Bay on a speedboat excursion. Marvel at the distinctive limestone cliffs that rise from the emerald-green waters, creating a truly awe-inspiring landscape. Phuket grants you the freedom to create your own unique island experience, with possibilities to suit all preferences. Spend your day exactly as you please, embracing the beauty and allure of this remarkable destination.

Day 20
Phuket Discovery | Wareerak Hot Spring Spa

Escape the buzz of Phuket and discover tranquility at Wareerak Hot Spring Spa in Phang Nga Province. Treat yourself to hot springs and mud baths amidst a serene and natural setting. Experience the healing properties of the mineral-rich waters and indulge in a luxurious mud bath for ultimate relaxation. Rejuvenate your body and mind at this hidden gem just a short drive away.

Day 21
Phuket to Bangkok for Departure

Our guide will help you transfer from your hotel to Phuket Airport for departure with independentcar/van and guide.

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Private tour for 2 people in low seasons. Price varies based on program, travel date, number of people, chosen hotel. We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hand-picked star-rating accommodations
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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