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19-Day Highlights of  Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

19-Day Highlights of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

By LingUpdated Aug. 3, 2023
In-Depth Experiences of Southeast Asia at an Easy Pace

This itinerary will offer you a chance to experience the splendor of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is recommended for people who would like to have an in-depth Southeast Asia tour at an easy pace. It includes the selected destinations with top attractions, some authentic local experiences, and our exclusive activities.

From the spellbinding historical treasures to the bustling floating markets and from a vibrant metropolis to the idyllic countryside and green jungle, you will experience a different world.

  • Days:19±
  • Best For:Discovery-seekers
  • Price:from US$4,558 p/p

Tour Highlights

Have an overnight cruise in the picturesque Halong Bay.

Halong Bay Cruise

Meander through the bustling streets and quiet narrow lanes of Hoi An Ancient Town.

Row through the narrow canals in Vinh Long and discover Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho, the Mekong Delta.

the boats in the floating market

Discover the hidden story of Angkor Thom and marvel at the awe-inspiring Angkor temples.

Ankor Thom

Walk into the magnificent Grand Palace and photogenic Wat Arun in Bangkok.

the golden buddha of the grand palace

Have a close encounter with elephants in a jungle in Chiang Mai.


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

Relax by a wonderful beach in Koh Samui before heading back home.

the beach of Koh Samui

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Day 1
Hanoi Arrival, Vietnam

Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel.Take the rest of the day to adjust to the jet lag or explore the city on your own.

Day 2
Hanoi City Highlights Exploration

You will get an insight into Hanoi's culture and history by visiting its top attractions including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the historic Temple of Literature, the unique One Pillar Pagoda, and the informative Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Take a leisurely walk through the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of the Hanoians.

Conclude your day by watching an entertaining water puppet performance, which is a unique Northern Vietnamese art form.

One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda
Day 3
Hanoi to Halong Bay and Halong Bay Cruise

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay and board the boat for your selected cruise at noon.

Explore Trinh Nu Cave, one of the finest sunlight-filled caves in Halong Bay, covering an area of 2,000 square meters with a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites.

Swim in the "love story" area of Halong Bay. Taste exquisite drinks from a vast selection in an open bar on board while enjoying the panoramic view of Halong Bay. Join in with other interesting activities on board.

The Spectacular View of Halong Bay
The Spectacular View of Halong Bay
Day 4
Hanoi to Hoi An

In the morning, after a visit to Sung Sot Cave, which is the largest and most renowned cave in Halong Bay, your cruise will come to an end and you will take a private transfer to the airport in Hanoi. Take the onward flight to Da Nang followed by a 40-minute private transfer to Hoi An.

The Sung Sot Cave in Halong Bay
The Sung Sot Cave in Halong Bay
Day 5
A Half-Day Exploration of Hoi An

Hoi An is an ancient town filled with cultural complexity. It was a prosperous trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries and is famed for its well-preserved architecture, pedestrian-only streets, and distinctive local cuisine.

In the morning, accompanied by your guide, take your time and meander through Hoi An's narrow lanes to discover its highlights: the historic Japanese Covered Bridge,the memorable Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation, the Old House of Tan Ky, and the colorful local specialties market, which has stalls brimming with goods.

A Glance of Hoi An Ancient Town
A Glance of Hoi An Ancient Town
Day 6
Hoi An Departure and Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Get up late and have breakfast at an easy pace.Enjoy a free morning to explore Hoi An and it's countryside by your own.

In the afternoon, your private guide and driver will transfer you from Hoi An to Da Nang for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel.

Day 7
Ho Chi Minh City Tour and the Cu Chi Tunnels

In the Morning, you will discover Ho Chi Minh City's turbulent history by visiting the most historic landmarks: Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Saigon Central Post Office, and Reunification Palace.

Continue your trip with a visit to the informative War Remnants Museum. Have an insight into the Saigonese lifestyle and culture by tasting a cup of coffee at a famed street café like the locals. You will also learn some simple local language from your guide.

Head to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which reflect the hardships and resilience of the Vietnamese in history.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
Day 8
The Mekong Delta Boat Tour in Cai Be

Depart in the morning on a 2-hour drive to Cai Be. Visit the vibrant Cai Be Market, which gives you an insight into the locals' lifestyle and the Mekong Delta's bounties: river fish, rice-field rats, fruits, and vegetables.

Take a boat ride along the dense network of narrow canals, which offers you a good way to experience the timeless, bucolic character of the Mekong Delta.

You will be transferred to Can Tho where you will stay overnight.

Take a boat ride in Mekong Delta
Take a boat ride in Mekong Delta
Day 9
Cai Rang Floating Market, Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

The highlight of your itinerary will be jumping on a motorboat and beginning your adventure to see the renowned Cai Rang Floating Market where dozens of boats are laden with fruits, vegetables, and fish from all over the Mekong Delta, jostling for trade. It provides you with a glimpse into a unique commercial culture.

Transfer to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel.

A Glance of Cai Rang Floating Market
A Glance of Cai Rang Floating Market
Magnificent Angkor Thom and Angkor Temples

You will spend your day exploring the top temples of Angkor. Discover the hidden story of Angkor Thom from your knowledgeable guide, stroll among 200 carved smiling faces at Bayon Temple, discover Ta Prohm under towering trees, and walk through the extraordinary Preah Khan. The grandeur of Angkor Wat will remind you of its past glory.

The Stone Carvings on the Wall of Angkor Ta Prohm Temple
The Stone Carvings on the Wall of Angkor Ta Prohm Temple
Day 11
Siem Reap Highlights

Start your day by visiting Banteay Srei, also known as the Citadel of the Women, which is the jewel of Khmer art. Head towards the Cambodia Landmine Museum where you will learn about how this life-threatening weapon has affected people's lives in the past and present.

Take an ox cart ride through the idyllic countryside as you pass rice fields, palm trees, and small villages.

Move on to visit Tonle Sap Lake and take a relaxing boat ride to Kampong Phluk. Conclude your day by visiting a mangrove forest nearby and enjoy a sunset cocktail on the lake.

The Tonle Sap Lake
The Tonle Sap Lake
Day 12
Siem Reap to Bangkok

Your Siem Reap tour will come to its end. Your private guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight. Upon arrival in Bangkok, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore as you wish.

Day 13
Bangkok City Highlights Exploration

Experience the morning chanting ritual at Wat Pho, which is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok. Take a tuk tuk ride via Pak Khlong Talat flower market to the Grand Palace. Continue with a long-tail boat ride along the ancient canals of Thonburi to get a flavor of the local life. Stop at the iconic Wat Arun, which was once the grand royal temple of King Rama II.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will cross the Chao Phraya River and be driven to Chinatown for a glance at Old Bangkok.

The Magnificent Grand Palace
The Magnificent Grand Palace
Day 14
Chiang Mai Arrival and Thai Floating Lantern Making

fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

To offer you the opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions of Loi Krathong, we have arranged a lantern-making and releasing activity at a peaceful and secluded restaurant overlooking the Ping River. You will have a memorable moment and take great pictures during this activity.

Take a break to try some delicious northern Thai dishes while enjoying the view of the sunset over the river. Once it is dark, release your floating lantern on a pond or river and don't forget to make a wish.

Loy Krathong Making
Loy Krathong Making
Day 15
Interact with Elephants and Two Sacred Temples Visit

Visit the Elephant Rescue Park which is a paradise for homeless elephants. Here, you can spend a half-day caring for the Elephants. You'll interact with the elephants, feed them, walk with them, hug them, and bathe them.

Visit two landmarks: Wat Chedi Luang and Doi Suthep in the afternoon. Wat Chedi Luang was once the home of the Emerald Buddha. Doi Suthep is one of the most famous national parks in Northern Thailand. Despite the stunning natural beauty, the main reason many visitors go to Doi Suthep is to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

The Historic Wat Chedi Luang
The Historic Wat Chedi Luang
Day 16
Chiang Mai to Koh Samui

After Breakfast, you will take a private transfer to the airport and fly to Koh Samui. Upon arrival in Koh Samui, you will take a private transfer to your beautiful hotel by the beach.

The Wonderful Beach of Koh Samui
The Wonderful Beach of Koh Samui
Day 17 and 18
Have Some Free Time by the Beautiful Beach

You will have two free days to spend at your leisure by the beach.

Day 19
Koh Samui to Bangkok for Your Departure

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Koh Samui Airport for your flight back to Bangkok and connect with your international departure flight.

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

rice growing
Farming Experience in Tra Que Village

For families

view of the island
Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Tour

For 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 in hoi an
A riverbank resort in Hoi An
hotel on the lake bank
Resort with the lake view in Can Tho
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai
Boutique resort in Chiang Mai
peace resort
Resort on the beach in Koh Samui

Our Service Includes:

19 days from
US$ 4,558
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
  • 4-star accommodations for 18 nights
  • Flights between cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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