Experience this penultimate private tour of Southeast Asia! As you travel through Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, you will notice some similarities, however each country boasts its own unique cultures steeped in Buddhist and tribal traditions, and marvellous landscapes for you to explore.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful MonasteriesMajestic Grande, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
3 - 5Chiang MaiCultural Capital, Vibrant Nightlife, Ethnic and Modern CulturesDe Naga Hotel, Rachamankha
5 - 6Chiang RaiGolden Triangle, Hill Tribes, White Temple, Gorgeous PeaksLegend Chiang Rai
6 - 7Huay Xai / MekongMekong Delta, Luang Say Cruise, Tam ThingLuangsay Cruise
7 - 9Luang PrabangUNESCO World Heritage Site, Mekong River, French Colonial BuildingsLe Sen Boutique Hotel, Maison Souvannaphoum
9 - 11HanoiColonial Buildings, Water Puppet Show, Cyclo Ride, Hanoian Culture, Ancient ArchitectureSilk Path Hotel, InterContinental Westlake
11 - 12Halong BayUNESCO World Heritage Site, Limestone Formations, Kayak PaddlingDragon's Pearl, Halong Bay Jasmine Cruise
12 - 14HuéPerfume River, UNESCO World Heritage Site Imperial Citadel, Tombs and Pagodas, Incense Stick-Making HousePilgrimage Village, La Résidence Hôtel (Hué)
14 - 16Hoi AnUNESCO World Heritage Site, Beach, Relaxation, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese ArchitectureMaison Vy, Hoi An, Boutique Hoi An Resort
16 - 18Ho Chi Minh City/SaigonFrench Colonial Buildings, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau TempleLiberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel, IC Asiana Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
18 - 21Siem ReapAngkor Wat Temple Complex, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tonle Sap Lake, Khmer Architecture, Rice FieldsAngkor Village Hotel and Resort, Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

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  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 5,500 /person
  • Option 2 $ 6,515 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 20 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Bangkok – Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang – Hanoi, Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh / Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon – Siem Reap
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangkok: Essential Bangkok
    • Chiang Mai: City Highlights with Rickshaw ride
    • Chiang Mai: Mae Sa Elephant Camp
    • Chiang Rai: Temples Of Chiang Rai
    • Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang Highlights & Morning Alms Giving
    • Hanoi: Hanoi City Highlights Tour with Cyclos
    • Halong Bay: Included activities at Dragon Pearl
    • Halong Bay: Included activities at Halong Jasmine Cruise
    • Hué: Hué City Highlights Tour
    • Hoi An: Half Day Walking Tour of Hoi An City Highlights
    • Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: City Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
    • Siem Reap: Visit To Angkor Wat And Angkor Thom
    • Siem Reap: Visit To Tonle Sap Lake On Boat
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with a safety-tested chauffeur for all activities specified in the itinerary
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Hotel

Bangkok

2 Days

Bangkok is a quintessential blend of old and new! Meaning the city of angels, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand – and is its largest metropolis.

Included Activities

Essential Bangkok
Discover Bangkok in all its regal glory! Begin with a cruise through the Thonburi klongs (canals) on a long tail boat. Stop en route at Wat Arun, the ‘Temple of Dawn’ monastery. Proceed onwards to the majestic Grand Palace to witness majestic throne halls and the enigmatic Emerald Buddha. Feast on lunch overlooking the Chao Phraya River at the exotic Supatra River House. Spend your afternoon with a visit to the world’s largest teak building, Vimanmek Palace, before finishing your day at Wat Benjamabophit, the ‘Marble Temple’, which is a fantastic fusion of Thai and European architecture.

Hotel Options

Majestic Grande – Opt 1
RoomGrande Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa – Opt 2
RoomAnantara Deluxe Premier
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 3 - 5

Transfer from Bangkok Hotel to Airport

Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Transfer from Chiang Mai Airport to Hotel

Chiang Mai

2 Days

Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of northern Thailand and is enveloped by a ring of mountains.

Included Activities

City Highlights with Rickshaw ride
Just a thirty minute drive north of Chiang Mai lies Mae Rim, the ideal spot to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the grounds of a local farmhouse. You will then embark on a long-tail boat cruise on the Mae Ping river where you can witness the daily rural life on the river banks that boast both traditional wooden houses and luxury modern residences. Disembark and venture onto the bustling fresh food markets that epitomise the Northern Thai culture. From there, travel in a traditional trishaw along the infamous Thapae Road as you swiftly pass the crumbling city walls. Reach the old city’s center with a final stop at the magnificent Buddhist temple of Wat Phra Singh.

Mae Sa Elephant Camp
Spend a day with elephants! Nestling in the jungle of a picturesque valley lies Mae Sa training camp. Watch as the resident elephants playfully soak up their morning bath in a stream before they begin their daily work. Observe as the elephants demonstrate their extraordinary skills with their mahoots (trainers) and embrace the opportunities of feeding them their favorite treats: bananas and sugarcane. The highlight of your visit? An elephant ride into the surrounding forest of course! This 50 minute adventure is a wonderful experience. En route back to Chiang Mai, end your day with a visit to an orchid farm.

Hotel Options

De Naga Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Rachamankha – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryUpmarket
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai (180 km, 3.5 hrs)

Chiang Rai

1 Day

Chiang Rai is a quaint 13th century town, surrounded by two mountain peaks, Doi Mae Salong and Doi Tung.

Included Activities

Temples Of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai boasts a fascinating architectural history – a mix of Thai and Burmese styles. Visit the ancient temple of Wat Phra Kae, original home of the Emerald Buddha – a replica was placed in the spot it was found; Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong with its large gold stupa; Wat Rong Khun – different from other Thai temples – in contrast to ancient temples, this was built in 1997, designed using white glass. While exploring the city, observe the Chinese ethnic minorities influence in the city.

Hotel Options

Legend Chiang Rai – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Studio
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryUpmarket
Day 6 - 7

Drive from Chaing Rai to Huay Xai (140 km, 1.5 hrs)

Huay Xai / Mekong

1 Day

Capital of Bokeo province and northern gateway to Laos, Huay Xai is a popular entry point to Laos from northern Thailand.

Included Activities

Mekong Delta Cruise Activities (Huay Xai to Luang Prabang) 

Take a 1N Luangsay Cruise ‘downriver’ to Houeisay-Pakbeng-Pak Ou-Luang Prabang. From Houeisay pier, head downriver on the Mekong to Pakbeng. Observe local life of river tribes; after lunch arrive at Luangsay Lodge by evening for the night. Dine on the Lodge terrace overlooking the Mekong. Next morning after breakfast on the Lodge terrace, explore Pakbeng’s morning market; observe villagers and hill tribes exchange/buy wares. Depart on the next part of the cruise; halt at Ban Baw to observe traditional rice-alcohol processing. Lunch back aboard. Arrive at Pak Ou village – at the mouth of the Nam Ou River; visit Tam Ting or ‘Caves of a Thousand Buddha’s’. Arrive in Luang Prabang by sunset; drive to your hotel.

Hotel Options

Luangsay Cruise – Opt 1
RoomLuang Say Cruise
MealsFull Board
StyleCruise
CategoryMid-range
Day 7 - 9

Transfer from Luang Prabang Port to Hotel

Luang Prabang

2 Days

Luang Prabang is considered the jewel of Indochina, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included Activities

Luang Prabang Highlights & Morning Alms Giving
Arrange an optional pre-dawn start with your guide (0530hrs) to witness the daily morning ritual of ‘Tak Bat’ or giving of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. This truly awe-inspiring ritual still followed by the locals in Luang Prabang, dates back generations. Later, visit the local fresh market to see how locals shop, before returning to your hotel. After breakfast, visit the quaint Royal Palace Museum, now a National Museum housing precious exhibits of former possessions of the once Lao Royal family. Enjoy an overview of the local history on a guided audio tour in the museum followed by the temple tour, exploring some the most beautiful structures: the country’s most historic 19th century Wat Xiengthong temple, with its low-to-the-ground sweeping roof in classical Luang Prabang style, and Wat Visoun, nicknamed ‘The Water Melon Stupa’ due to its shape. Next, visit the Arts and Ethnology Center to get insights into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. In the afternoon, see the weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek. Thereafter, return to town to visit Wat Siphouthabath, a monk school. Here, you will get the chance to interact with a young monk and learn about their daily life. The final stop of the day is Mount Phousi, where you will ascend 328 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for amazing sunset views over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River.

Hotel Options

Le Sen Boutique Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
Maison Souvannaphoum – Opt 2
RoomGarden Wing
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryUpmarket
Day 9 - 11

Transfer from Hotel to Luang Prabang Airport

Flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi

Transfer from Hanoi Airport to Hotel

Hanoi

2 Days

Hanoi has served as a beautiful capital city and the seat of government for Vietnam for over a thousand years.

Included Activities

Hanoi City Highlights Tour with Cyclos
Explore Hanoi’s colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Start at the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum housing his preserved body; behind is his House with a view of a lotus pond. Visit the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature for an overview on Hanoian culture and ancient architecture; the Museum of Ethnology offering insights into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups. Enjoy a 1hr cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. End at the Water Puppet Theatre.

Hotel Options

Silk Path Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe (Double)
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
InterContinental Westlake – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategorySimple
Day 11 - 12

Drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay (165 km, 4 hrs)

Halong Bay

1 Day

Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkins is a dazzling world.

Included Activities

Included activities at Dragon Pearl
On a 1N Dragon Pearl cruise, visit Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Arrive at Hon Gai Intl Harbor on a hotel shuttle bus; board the Dragon Pearl; check-in, meet your crew, have a cruise safety briefing. Set sail to the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; lunch on board; see astonishing formations of the bay; further at Cap La, enjoy kayak paddling around the fishing village here. Back on the junk, swim / relax before dinner. Overnight on board at Cong Do. Next day, cruise amid the bay’s panorama to visit Thien Canh Son cave; alight to swim. Return to the junk for lunch; cruise back to the harbor; check out; drive back to Hanoi.

Included activities at Halong Jasmine Cruise
Enjoy a 1N Jasmine Junk cruise through Halong Bay. Take a scenic drive 4hr/165kms from Hanoi; transfer by tender to the Junk; check-in; enjoy a seafood lunch; cruise past limestone islands and beaches. By tender, visit Tien Ong Cave to see stalactites and stalagmites; take a bamboo boat ride to Cua Van Fishing Village – Halong’s biggest and oldest floating fishing village. On board, enjoy a Vietnamese culinary demo; moor overnight; enjoy a massage/sundowner; see a pre-dinner presentation. Early next morning, enjoy Tai Chi on the sundeck; transfer to a white sandy beach with crystal clear water. Cruise slowly back to Halong via picturesque Ti Top Island, Tam Cung Cave and Poem Mountain; brunch is on aboard before arrival at about 1100hrs; transfer to Royal Park Pier; drive back to Hanoi.

Hotel Options

Dragon's Pearl – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Cabin
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
CategoryMid-range
Halong Bay Jasmine Cruise – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Cabin
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
CategoryUpmarket
Day 12 - 14

Drive from Halong Bay to Hanoi (165 km, 4 hrs)

Flight from Hanoi to Hue

Transfer from Hue Airport to Hotel

Hué

2 Days

The ancient Imperial Capital of Hué, lies at the mouth of the Perfume River and is considered the fulcrum of Vietnam’s two rice baskets – the Red River Delta and the Mekong River Delta.

Included Activities

Hué City Highlights Tour
Embark on a 10min cyclo ride to see the Imperial past of Nguyen Lords – tombs, pagodas and the Imperial Citadel’s remains (UNESCO site). Here, enter via the lofty main gate; admire magnificent architecture and gardens, and learn of Ancient Hue’s events and intrigue. Some well preserved sections remain intact inspite of heavy bombing, while others have been restored. Drive down to visit Hue’s best-preserved religious monument, the compelling Thien Mu Pagoda, standing on the riverbank with a 7-storey tower. Take a 30min drive out to the elaborate Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, showcasing east-west design and architectural elements. Visit the serene Tu Duc Royal Tomb built on fen-shui principles, harmonizing with its natural environs. En route back to your hotel, perhaps halt at an incense stick making house.

Hotel Options

Pilgrimage Village – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryUpmarket
La Résidence Hôtel (Hué) – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryLuxury
Day 14 - 16

Drive from Hue to Hoi An (135 km, 3 hrs)

Hoi An

2 Days

Hoi An plays testament to its remarkable history as a major port town, booming with grand architecture of old Japanese merchant houses, pale yellow houses draped in bougainvillea, shopfronts lit with glowing silk lanterns, and ageing tea warehouses.

Included Activities

Half Day Walking Tour of Hoi An City Highlights
Discover the World Heritage town of Hoi An on a walking tour, manoevering narrow streets of the Ancient Quarter. Once a prosperous trading port (17th-19th Cent), it boasts well-preserved buildings, pedestrianized streets and unique cuisine, providing insight into Hoi An’s illustrious past. Visit Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with outstanding wood carvings, the 200-yr-old Tam Ky ancestral house, old merchant houses with Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architectural influences, the 400-yr-old Japanese Covered Bridge, the colorful market offering an array of fresh ingredients and umpteen local specialties including silks..which can be stitched into garments within 1-2 days.

Hotel Options

Maison Vy, Hoi An – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
Boutique Hoi An Resort – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
CategoryMid-range
Day 16 - 18

Drive from Hoi An to Danang (30 km, 1 hr)

Flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh / Saigon

Transfer from Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon Airport to Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

2 Days

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), still often referred to as Saigon, was a Khmer seaport in the 17th century before becoming a French colony.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
Explore Saigon, a city that never sleeps – volatile yet vibrant, overcrowded yet exciting, Saigon collides a previous era with modernity. Walk by historic landmarks; see lovely French colonial buildings on Dong Khoi street/Rue Catinat; see the Opera House, the former Hotel de Ville and Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central P.O. Drive 6km away to visit Thien Hau temple in District 5, here make a wish writing it on a small card and attaching to an incense coil in the local custom.

Hotel Options

Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
IC Asiana Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
Day 18 - 21

Transfer from Hotel to Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon Airport

Flight from Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon to Siem Reap

Transfer from Siem Reap Airport to Hotel

Transfer from Hotel to Siem Reap Airport

Siem Reap

3 Days

Siem Reap is a most marvellous window to the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Temple complex, with its fascinating Khmer architecture in varying states of preservation.

Included Activities

Visit To Angkor Wat And Angkor Thom
Today, set forth on a fascinating trip to the impressive, glorious ancient Angkor Wat (7th Wonder of the World), set in a stunning temple complex with 5 magnificent towers and vast gallery complex, whose chief attraction is the dominating Angkor Wat. See Angkor Thom, a 3kmsq walled moated Royal city having 5 gates. Visit Ta Phrom, a quiet, sprawling, jungle clad monastic complex engulfed by massive fig and silk-cotton trees.

Visit To Tonle Sap Lake On Boat
Drive about 45mins into the countryside, stopping en route to visit a local village. Arrive at the quay and board a local boat for a 1.5hr ride on the Tonle Sap Lake (the best times are from July to February), also known as the Great Lake of Cambodia. Find out how communities live and work on the lake; see the floating schools, markets, and police stations, among others; observe their daily lives. Drive back to Siem Reap.

Hotel Options

Angkor Village Hotel and Resort – Opt 1
RoomPark View Rooms
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryMid-range
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryUpmarket

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