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14-Day Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Mini-Group Tour

14-Day Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Mini-Group Tour

By LingUpdated Nov. 17, 2022
Experience the Best of Southeast Asia with Beach Relaxation

Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam are the three most popular Southeast Asia destinations for first-time visitors. November to March is the best time to visit them, when the weather’s at its best. This tour is specially designed for experiencing the highlights of SE Asia at the best time while having an exotic Christmas or New Year holiday.

  • Mini Group:4–6 pax 
  • Dates:Dec. 16- 29 2022 / Dec. 30, 2022- Jan. 12, 2023 (14 days)
  • Price:US$2,999 p/p, 2 per room; single room + US$859
  • Flights:SE Asia’s included (international on request)
  • Cancellation:100% refund! (up to Nov. 15/29)

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14-Day Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Mini-Group Tour Route

Why Travel with Us

  • The most competitive price without a big-coach-tour feel
  • The best destination connections to maximize your time and comfort.
  • AH hand-picked experiences: 5-star Halong Bay cruise, best Chiang Mai elephant park, Mount Doi Suthep evening tour (avoids crowds)

Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked) included in this tour:

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas holiday on a luxury Halong Bay cruise.

paradise elegance cruise in halong bay
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Immerse yourself in the history and ruins of Angkor.

Angkor wat ruins

Appreciate a breathtaking sunset on Tonle Sap Lake while sipping a cocktail.

the sunset of Tonle Sap Lake

Experience the exotic and lively Bangkok.

the night view of Bangkok

Interact with elephants at their best conservation camp (Elephant Rescue Park ranks #1 on TripAdvisor for Chiang Mai).

chiang mai elephant rescue park
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Receive a New Year’s blessing from a monk on Sacred Mount Suthep.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple
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Relax in a romantic beach resort on Phuket before heading back home.

a romantic beach resort on phuket

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The Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
16th/30th Dec.: Hanoi Arrival, Christmas Eve in Hanoi
Hotel: Anatole Hotel Hanoi or similar 4-star hotel
  • Welcome to the capital city of Vietnam!
  • Airport to hotel transport is up to you. We recommend a taxi.
  • Enjoy Christmas Eve in Hanoi your way.
Day 2
17th/31 Dec.: Hanoi City Highlights Tour
Meals provided: breakfast, lunch
  • See what Christmas Day looks like in Vietnam (it is not an official holiday)…
  • Explore the charming city of Hanoi with its top attractions: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the Temple of Literature, and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
  • Hop on a cyclo 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 tour by watching an entertaining water puppet performance.
  • Enjoy a New Year Eve dinner at a special restaurant. (for the tour starting on 30th Dec)
Hanoi highlights tour and christmas celebration
Day 3
18th Dec./1st Jan.: Hanoi to Halong Bay and an Overnight Cruise
Accommodation: Paradise Elegance or similar cruise
Meals provided: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • In the morning, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Board your cruise boat at noon.
  • Visit a cave with a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Swim or kayak in the 'love story' area of Halong Bay.
  • Taste exquisite drinks from a vast selection in an open bar on board while enjoying the surreal views  in Halong Bay.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Appreciate the sunset on Paradise Elegance Cruise
Day 4
19th Dec./2nd Jan.: Halong Bay to Hanoi Transfer, Fly to Siem Reap
Hotel: Tara Angkor Hotel or similar 4-star hotel
Meals provided: breakfast, brunch
  • In the morning, have an island tour or relax on your boat.
  • After brunch, your cruise will come to an end, and we will transfer you 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
20th Dec./3rd Jan.: A Day's Exploration of Angkor
Meals provided: breakfast, lunch
  • Spend a day exploring the top temples of Angkor. The grandeur of Angkor Wat will remind you of its illustrious past.
  • Discover the hidden story of Angkor Thom from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Stroll among 200 carved smiling faces at Bayon Temple.
  • Discover Ta Prohm Temple wrapped in towering tree roots, and walk among the extraordinary sculptures of Preah Khan Temple.
Angkor wat temples The Angkor Wat
Day6
21st Dec./4th Jan.: Discover Banteay Srei, the Cambodia Landmine Museum, and Tonle Sap Lake
Meals provided: breakfast, lunch
  • Start your day by visiting Banteay Srei, also known as the Citadel of Women. You will be amazed by the elaborate carvings in the red sandstone.
  • Head to Cambodia Landmine Museum, where you will learn about how this awful legacy of conflict has affected people's lives for decades.
  • Visit a village to enjoy some palm candies and rice wine. Afterward,  take an ox cart ride through the countryside.
  • Visit Tonle Sap Lake. Take a relaxing boat ride to Kampong Phluk, then a mangrove forest nearby, and enjoy a sunset cocktail on the lake.
the floating village of Tongle Sap Lake The Tonle Sap Lake
Day 7
22nd Dec./5th Jan.: Siem Reap Departure and Bangkok Arrival
Hotel: Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 or similar 4-star hotel
Meals provided: breakfast
  • As your Siem Reap experience comes to its end, your Cambodian tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
  • Upon arrival in Bangkok, your Thai guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. 
Day 8
23rd Dec./6th Jan.: Bangkok City Highlights Exploration .
Meals provided: 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 to the Grand Palace via Pak Khlong Talat flower market.
  • 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 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.
Bangkor Highlights tour Bangkok City Highlights
Day 9
24th Dec./7th Jan.: Bangkok Departure and Chiang Mai Arrival, Foodie Tour
Hotel: Banthai Village or similar 4-star hotel
Meals provided: breakfast, lunch
  • After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for an hour-long flight north to Chiang Mai. Then, we take you from the airport to your Chiang Mai hotel.
  • In the afternoon, get to know Chiang Mai's street food scene from its many stalls and shophouses
  • Sample various delicacies, including Northern-Thai-style noodle soup, stir-fries, pad Thai, khao man gai (chicken rice), khao soi (a Burmese-influenced noodle dish), fresh fruits, and a variety of Thai desserts.
  • Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner at a special restaurant. (for the tour starting on 16th Dec.)
chiang mai foodie tour Chiang Mai Foodie Tour
Day 10
25th Dec./8th Jan.: A Memorable Elephant Experience and Mount Doi Suthep Evening Tour
Meals provided: breakfast, lunch (simple lunch in Elephant Rescue Park)
  • Meet Elephants in the Jungle at Elephant Rescue Park :you'll learn a lot about elephants and interact with them — you can feed them, walk with them, hug them, and bathe them.
  • After the program, have lunch at the park. Your private guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel at around 2 p.m.
  • Pilgrimage to Sacred Mount Doi Suthep: Our tour takes place in the late afternoon after most people have left so that you can have a more meaningful and tranquil experience. At dusk, you can listen to the evening chanting of the monks as you gaze at the glittering lights of Chiang Mai below you. 
interact with elephant in Chiang Mai Elephant Rescue Park Interact with Elephants
Mountain Doi Suthep Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple
Day 11
26th Dec./9th Jan.: Chiang Mai Departure and Flight to Phuket
Hotel: Chanalai Romantica Resort or similar 4-star hotel
Meals provided: breakfast
  • Take a morning flight to Phuket and start a relaxing getaway on its beautiful beaches.
  • Airport transfers in Chiang Mai and Phuket are both included.
phuket island Relax in Phuket
Day 12 - 13
27th-28th Dec./10th – 11th Jan.: Relax in Phuket
Meals provided: breakfast
  • Phuket has a lot to offer. What can beat a couple of relaxing days taking it easy on a tropical beach or by the pool?
  • If you are looking for an island-hopping tour, the itineraries below are recommended: A. A day tour to Phi Phi Island by speed-boat(Optional tour) B. A day tour of Phang Nga Bay(Optional tour)
Day 14
29th Dec./12th  Jan.: Departure from Phuket
Meals provided: breakfast
  • We hope the free days in Phuket provide a happy conclusion to your holiday!
  • Airport to hotel transport is up to you. We recommend a taxi.
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Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features.

Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
Anatole Hotel Hanoi(4-star)
Tara Angkor Hotel Siem Reap
Tara Angkor Hotel Siem Reap (4-star)
hotel in Bangkok
Maitria Bangkok (4-star)
Bangthai Village Chiang Mai
Bangthai Village Chiang Mai (4-star)
Boutique resort in Phuket
Chanalai Romantic Resort Phuket (4-star)

Price Includes:

  • Flights between cities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide and business vehicle service
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary or similar options
  • Breakfasts at hotels and listed meals in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights to Hanoi and depart from Phutket
  • Airport transfers on Day1 and Day 14
  • Tips for the guide and the driver
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received up to 30 days before departure: 100% refund
  • Cancellation received 14 to 29 days before departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellation received 0 to 13 days before departure: 0% refund

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