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15-Day Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

The Best Southeast Asia Tour for First-timers

Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam are the most popular destinations for a first visit to SE Asia. In this 2-week tour, you will see Thailand's highlights in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, experience Vietnam's essence from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, and explore Cambodia's spirituality around iconic Angkor Wat.

It is a private tour and can be customized just for you. We can add beach time or anything you're interested in, meet your schedule by adding/cutting days, organize a special theme or activities for a birthday, a family with children, a honeymoon/anniversary, etc.

  • Days:15±
  • Best for: first-timers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$3,439 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

Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Tour Map (Suggested Route)

Southeast Asia Tour Map

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Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome 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:

Discover Bangkok's charm through a vibrant tapestry of experiences

Take a tuktuk ride through the bangkok
take a long-tail boat in bangkok

Interact with the amazing elephants in a way of responsible travel .

feed the elephants
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Listen to the daily monk chanting for peace at Wat Suan Dok.

Wat Suan Dok

Join locals in a morning alms-giving ceremony.

the alms-giving ceremony

Pedal a cyclo through Hanoi's Old Quarter.

Hanoi's Old Quarter

Indulge in the extraordinary seascape of Ha Long Bay on our selected overnight cruise.

the Ha Long Bay
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Navigate the Mekong Delta's labyrinthine canals in a traditional sampan.

take a sampan ride in mekong delta

Venture into the heart of Siem Reap and explore the ancient soul of Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat

Chase breathtaking sunsets on a quad adventure ride through the countryside.

a quad adventure
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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Normally the full-day guided tour starts from 9 am and ends around 5 pm. Your preferences design the real journey. The days, stops, and travel pace can be adjusted. We're ready to create a unique Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam trip for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam

Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel.

Take the rest of the day off to recover from jetlag or wander around your hotel.

Day 2
Hanoi City Highlights Exploration
  • Visit the Hanoi's top attractions, including the memorable Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, historic Temple of Literature, unique One Pillar Pagoda, and informative Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
  • Take a leisurely cyclo ride through the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of Hanoians.
  • Enjoy an entertaining water puppet performance, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form.
The Exhibition in Museum of Ethnology
The old quarter of Hanoi
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 Ho Chi Minh City
  • 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 Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel.
Kayak in Lan Ha Bay
Kayak in Lan Ha Bay
Day 5
Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels
  • In the morning, embark on a speedboat journey to the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels. Within just 15 minutes of cruising, you'll witness the transition from city buildings to lush jungle along the riverbanks.
  • The hidden and winding Cu Chi Tunnels stand testament to the resilience of the Vietnamese during hardship.
  • In the afternoon, visit the must-sees of the city, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office,and Reunification Palace.
  • Continue to the War Remnants Museum. The massive, old military equipment in the museum remind us of the cruelties of war.
speeding to the Cu Chi Tunnels via boat
Save time by speeding to the Cu Chi Tunnels via boat instead of taking a long drive.
Day 6
Mekong Delta Impression
  • Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be, situated in the heart of Mekong Delta. Be greeted by lush paddy fields, fresh tropical fruits, stilt houses, and fish farms.
  • Take a motorboat ride though waterways 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 in late afternoon.
Take a Boat Ride in Mekong Delta
A once-bustling floating market in Cai Be, which may soon disappear.
Day 7
Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap
  • Transfer to airport and catch your onward flight to Siem Reap.
  • Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, meet your local guide and transfer to hotel.
Day 8
Cambodian Spirituality - Angkor Wat
  • Cross the ancient moat and venture into the heart of Angkor Wat.
  • Look back on the illustrious achievements of the Khmer Empire while strolling through Angkor Thom.
  • Uncover the story of Bayon and greet its smiling faces, guarding the imperial city in the long river of history.
  • Wander around Ta Prohm in the shadow of towering trees, and witness their giant roots devouring the ruins.
  • Cross the extraordinary Preah Khan and immerse yourself in its grandeur.
The Angkor Wat
The Angkor Wat
Day 9
Discovering Cambodia's Cultural Treasures & Countryside Adventure
  • Visit Banteay Srei, which is the jewel of Khmer art.
  • Stop by at the Land Mine Museum, where you will be touched by the persistence of Cambodian efforts to clear life-threatening land mines.
  • Explore a less-known ruin, Banteay Samre.
  • Take a quad adventure ride through the countryside to capture the breathtaking sunset view.
The Banteay Srei<
The Banteay Srei
Siem Reap to Bangkok, Thailand Arrival.
  • Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel.
  • Take the rest of the day off to wander around your hotel.
Day 11
Explore the Highlights of Bangkok City
  • Start your tour with the Wat Pho temple complex when the morning sunlight touches the robes of monks and the hall echoes with chanting.
  • Visit to the landmark of Bangkok, Grand Palace. Take a long-tail boat ride through the ancient canals to Wat Arun.
  • Explore the old but bustling market of China Town at your own pace, and experience a different side of Bangkok.
 Bangkok City Highlights attraction
The must-see attractions in Bangkok
Day 12
Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Make your way north to Chiang Mai, and be dazzled by its beauty. Private airport transfers are provided in both cities.

Day 13
Chiang Mai Spiritual Experience and Mountain Doi Suthep
  • Get up early in the morning, for a unique and culturally immersive experience, join locals in an alms-giving ceremony.
  • Drive to Doi Suthep and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a revered temple in northern Thailand.
  • Next, walk through the iconic Wat Chedi Luang, a historic temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha before it was relocated to Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Finally, find peace at Wat Suan Dok, a serene temple known for its tranquil gardens and daily monk chanting sessions.
The Angkor Wat
The Wat Chedi Luang
Day 14
A Close Encounter with Elephants in a Jungle
  • Spend half a day caring for the elephants at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary.Accompanied by your guide, you'll walk through the Sanctuary, encountering elephants roaming freely and learning their unique stories.
  • Observe the elephants engage in their natural behaviors, including feeding, playing, and socializing. You may also be able to capture photos and ask your guide questions about their individual stories.
  • Observe elephants get muddy as a healthy cosmetic treatment to their skin.
  • Following their mud bath, walk with them to a nearby river and watch them wade, play, and swim in the refreshing water. You can even join them for a dip!
Bathe the elephant at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary
Bathe the elephant
Day 15
Chiang Mai Departure

Your guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight back home.

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

a floating lantern on the river
Create and Release Thai Krathong (floating lanterns)

For couples and families

boats on the blue ocean
Phuket or Koh Samui Relaxation

For couples and families

Erawan waterfall
Splash in the Waterfall in Kanchanaburi

For families or 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 with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai

Tour Price:

15 days from
US$3,439 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
US$4,299 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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