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

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

By Nora OuUpdated Aug. 2, 2023
The Best Southeast Asia Tour for First-timers

Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam are the most popular destinations for a frist 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 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 young children, a honeymoon/anniversary, etc.

  • Days:15±
  • Best for: First-timers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$3,299 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:SE Asia's included (international on request)

*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

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:

Soak up the exotic charm of Thailand's capital city - Bangkok.

The Grand Palace

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

feed the elephants
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Indulge in the extraordinary seascape of Ha Long Bay.

the Ha Long Bay

Learn about the turbulent history of Ho Chi Minh City.

he old building in Ho Chi Minh

Learn about Mekong Delta's farming and fishing traditions.

Alt: the people on Mekong River

Venture into the heart of Siem Reap and explore the soul of Cambodia's Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat

Take an ox cart ride through the countryside in Siem Reap.

Ox car
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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 Bangkok, Thailand

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
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.
 The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Day 3
Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Airport Transfer

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

Day 4
Chiang Mai Lifestyle and Mountain Doi Suthep
  • Get refresh in a vibrant food and flower market in the morning.
  • Visit Wat Suan Dok, the final resting place of the former kings of Chiang Mai and the Thai royal family.
  • Discover the iconic mountain, Doi Suthep, a sacred place where locals still offer worship. Behold a superb panoramic view of the city at Wat Phra That.
  • Enjoy a 20-minute rickshaw ride through the quiet streets of the old town.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Day 5
A Close Encounter with Elephants in a Jungle
  • Drive to a Karen village to meet with giant elephants at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
  • Spend the day feeding, playing, and accompanying the elephants as they roam around.
  • Take a break and enjoy a lunch on a raised platform overlooking the picturesque river and jungle.
Have close encounter with Elephant
Have close encounter with elephants
Day 6
Chiang Mai to Hanoi, Airport Transfer

Fly from Chiang Mai to Hanoi. Take the rest of the day off to explore the city on your own.

Day 7
Hanoi City Highlights and Walking in the Old Quarter
  • 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 walk 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 8
Overnight Cruising in Halong Bay
  • Depart Hanoi to picturesque Halong Bay, which is a World Natural Heritage Area.
  • Rowing through hidden channels, venture into the mythical Trinh Nu Cave.
  • Enjoy a relaxing sunbath and feast your eyes on the everchanging scenery of this extraordinary landscape.
  • Swimming, fishing, participating in cooking competitions are available to enrich your cruise experience .
Enjoy A Relaxing Cruise in Halong Bay
Enjoy a relaxing cruise in Halong Bay
Day 9
Airport Transfer, Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
  • Experience kayaking in the scenic Ha Long Bay or practice your Tai Chi on the sundeck.
  • Transfer to airport and catch your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Meet your local guide and transfer to hotel.
Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels
  • 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.
  • The hidden and winding Cu Chi Tunnels stand testament to the resilience of the Vietnamese during hardship.
A Glance of Ho Chi Minh City
A glance of Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11
Mekong Delta Impression
  • Drive to Ben Tre, 'the golden rice bowl' of Vietnam. Be greeted by lush paddy fields, fresh tropical fruits, stilt houses, and fish farms.
  • Take a motorboat ride though waterways to Turtle Island. Have a close look at the delta's lifestyles and coconut industry.
  • Row a sampan boat to meet friendly locals in a village, savor the handmade honey tea, and enjoy the fascinating folk song performance.
Take a Boat Ride in Mekong Delta
Take a boat ride in Mekong Delta
Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Your exciting Vietnam journey ends and mythical Cambodia awaits you. Private transfers between hotels and airports are provided in both cities.

Day 13
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 14
Discovering Cambodia's cultural treasures
  • 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.
  • Take an ox cart ride through a country road lined with palm trees and surrounded by rice fields.
  • Move on to visit Tonle Sap Lake, and take a boat ride to Kampong Phlukk, a major harbor for elephant trade in the past.
  • Visit a mangrove forest nearby and enjoy a sunset cocktail on the lake.
The Tonle Sap Lake
The Tonle Sap Lake
Day 15
Siem Reap 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

All-Terrain Vehicle
Quad Adventure in the Countryside

For families or adventurers

Erawan waterfall
Splash in the Waterfall in Kanchanaburi

For families or adventurers

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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

Our Service Includes:

15 days from
US$ 3,299
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodations for 14 nights
  • Flights between cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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