Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

Begin your expedition in Bangkok and admire the glittering glass mosaics and golden chedis (dome-shaped Buddhist shrines) of the Grand Palace, the official residence of Thailand’s royal family since the 18th century. Discover Cambodia’s world-famous Angkor Wat, the “City of Temples” built to replicate the heavens on earth. Then explore Bayon Temple at the center of Angkor Thom, a walled city that served as the capital of the Khmer Empire and Ta Prohm Temple with trees growing out of and around the stone ruins. Experience Vietnam’s colonial city of Hanoi and contrast it with the dynamic city of Danang, the ancient capital of Hue and bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Also explore the Mekong Delta’s majestic beauty along the winding river and its flood plains.

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Language

Vietnamese, Khmer (Cambodian), Thai

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Time Zone

GMT+7

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Currency

Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Cambodian Riel (KHR)
Thai Baht (THB)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

Cambodia & Thailand: 81° F
Vietnam: 77° F

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Expedition

Southeast Asia Sojourn

Vietnam; Cham Temples

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – BANGKOK, THAILAND

Arrive in Bangkok

Optional Fast-track service (supplement applies)

Private transfer to your hotel

Accommodations: Peninsula Hotel Bangkok

Day 2 – BANGKOK

Full-day private tour:

  • Grand Palace – Emerald Buddha
  • Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
  • Tuk Tuk Ride 
  • Wat Pho – Reclining Buddha
  • Foot massage
  • Private canal cruise
  • Artist’s House

Lunch at a local restaurant

Accommodations: Peninsula Hotel Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – BANGKOK / SIEM REAP

Private transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap

Optional Fast-track service (supplement applies)

Evening:

  • Traditional Cambodian Dance show & dinner

Accommodations: Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – SIEM REAP

Full-day private tour:

  • Angkor Wat – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Banteay Srei Temple
  • Banteay Samre Temple
  • Private cruise on Tonle Sap Lake
  • Mechrey Floating Village

Accommodations: Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – SIEM REAP

Full-day private tour:

  • Srah Srang Reservoir
  • Ta Prohm Temple
  • Ta Nei Temple
  • Ta Keo “Mountain with Bronze Peaks”

Walled City of Angkor Thom:

  • Terrace of the Leper King
  • Royal Preah Palilay, Phimeanakas  & Grand Baphuon Temple
  • Carved faces of the Bayon

Accommodations: Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – SIEM REAP / HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)

Private transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Optional Fast-track arrival & departure service 

       (supplement applies)

Private transfer to hotel

Private afternoon scooter tour:

  • Food Market, Musical Instrument Market, Spare Parts Market, Chinese Herb Market
  • 18th Century Pagoda

Dinner at a local restaurant

Accommodations: Hotel des Art Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – HO CHI MINH CITY

Full-day private tour:

  • Private speedboat on Saigon River to Cu Chi
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Reunification Hall
  • Ben Thanh Market

Lunch at a local restaurant

Optional evening Sidecar Street Food Tour

       (supplement applies)

Accommodations: Hotel des Art Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – HO CHI MINH CITY / MEKONG DELTA

Private transfer to Cai Be

Scenic Cruise on Mekong River:

  • Tan Phong Island
  • Riverside by rowboat
  • 19th Century house in local village
  • Local cottage industries (paper, popcorn, etc.)

Lunch at a local Villa

Accommodations: Hotel des Art Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – HO CHI MINH CITY / DA NANG / HOI AN

Private transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang

Private morning tour:

  • Cham Museum
  • Marble Mountains
  • Non Nucc (“China Beach”)

Afternoon walking tour of Hoi An:

  • 17th – 19th-century international ports
  • Old House of Tan Ky, Fukien Assembly Hall &  400-year-old Japanese covered bridge
  • Traditional Lantern-making 
  • Boat trip on Thu Bon River

Accommodations: Royal Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 – HOI AN

Private morning tour:

  • Tra Que Village – meet local farmers
  • Cooking Class – village specialties

Free afternoon

Accommodations: Royal Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 – HOI AN / HUE

Free morning in Hoi An

Private transfer to Hue via Hai Van Pass

Lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon Cruise on Perfume River:

  • Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Imperial Citadel

Evening visit to private house on Huong River:

  • Wine tasting 
  • Private tour
  • Live music performance
  • 5-course Vietnamese dinner

Accommodations: La Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 – HUE / HANOI

Private transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi

Private transfer to Wild Rice restaurant for lunch

Private afternoon tour:

  • Quoc Tu Giam – Confucian Temple
  • Old Quarter – Bicycle rickshaw ride
  • Meet with local historian

Accommodations: Melia Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 – HANOI

Full-day private tour:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Ho Chi Minh’s stilted house 
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Hoa Lo Prison
  • Meet U.S. soldier who fought in Vietnam war
  • Gastronomic tour of Old Quarter

Accommodations: Melia Hanoi or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 – HANOI / LAN HA BAY

Overnight cruise in Lan Ha Bay:

  • Cat Ba Island – Viet Hai Village
  • Cycle tour
  • Cooking demonstration onboard

Accommodations: Ginger Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 – LAN HA BAY / HANO

Cruise:

  • Sunrise Thai Chi Lesson
  • Frog Lake
  • Kayak, Bamboo boat or Sampan

Private transfer to Hanoi

Yen Duc Village – lunch and Water Puppet Show

Accommodations: Melia Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16 – HANOI / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $7,490 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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Susan B.
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When to go:

Year-round (best times are from November to April & varies by region)

What to eat:

Vietnam: Pho (noodle soup), Banh Mi (baguette sandwich), Bun Cha (pork & noodles) Cambodia: Khmer Curry, Kuy Teav (noodle soup), Loc Lac (stir-fried beef) Thailand: Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Khao Pad (stir-fried rice), Chicken Satay (skewered chicken with peanut sauce)

What to pack:

Light-weight clothing, jacket or sweater, rain jacket; shawl or scarf; swimwear, comfortable walking/slip-on shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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