22-Day Explore Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand

Tour Route: Vietnam: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho, Cambodia: Siem Reap, Laos: Luang Prabang, Thailand: Chiang Mai - Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

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  • Tour Code: ODY-SE-560
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at Hanoi airport, your tour guide will greet you with a welcome sign and transfer to hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own. 

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing

After breakfast, begin your visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, Oct. and Nov.). Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first royal university built in the 12th century.

In the late afternoon, there are options to visit the Museum of Ethnology, which has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority peoples (or Hanoi Hilton prison, Amy Museum, History Museum, Fine Art Museum). Later on, you will be transferred to the town to take a pedicab trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter for some great fun. Add brilliance to your trip by attending a Water Puppet Show in the afternoon, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today you will enjoy your Halong Bay cruise. It starts with about a 3.5 hours' scenic drive from Hanoi to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay, where you can see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dot the sea and traditional sampans and junks sail the glinting water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves. It will be a real ocean adventure! A variety of optional activities on board like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip. 

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise. Before disembarking the cruiser, you will enjoy your brunch at around 10 am. When the cruise finished, your guide and driver will meet you at the pier then drive to Hanoi Airport (around 3.5 hours' drive) to fly for the Imperial City - Hue. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel and free at leisure in the evening. 

Overnight: Hue
Meal: Brunch

Day 5: Hue Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will first visit the majestic Tomb of King Ming Mang erected in 1840. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the serene Thien Mu Pagoda, which has seven storeys and is the tallest one in Vietnam. Transfer to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths and tour the Forbidden Purple City, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds, and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After a relaxing breakfast, head for Hoi An while enjoying the view of the coast and Da Nang from the top of Hai Van Pass on the way. On arrival in Da Nang, visit Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and last, the famous Marble Mountain.

You will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in to the hotel upon arrival and have some free time on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An Sightseeing

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Then take a light excursion to go around the tiny town of Hoi An and visit the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants' houses. your guide will tell you all the stories behind these historical relics.

This afternoon you will be taken on a boat ride in the Hoai River to Thanh Ha Pottery Village. At every turn, you can see local people working on their crafts that have been handed down through generations. Enjoy the mix of peace and alive nightlight in Hoi An in the evening on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

Catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City at Da Nang airport after breakfast. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Then you will tour the former Presidential Palace (Reunification Palace). From there, the Tan Dinh Church, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll. The last place you will visit today is Binh Tay Market where you can find out anything there. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing

Early morning, head for Hoc Mon District to visit the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnel constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. This place surely will give you a comprehensive insight into the amazing feat of engineering. Then the tour with the ornate temple of Cao Dai religion will be another highlight, where you will attend the fantastic mid-day service together with the followers. After lunch, drive back to the hotel and relax the rest of the day.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho

Check out and depart for My Tho to take a boat trip on Tien River, visit My Tho Fish Market and four islands. Continue to across Mekong River to visit the coconut candy and rice paper factory in Ben Tre. And then, have a horse cart ride along one of the most beautiful villages to Mr. Muoi Hai's house to enjoy honey tea and some seasonal fruits while listening to the traditional melody 'Tai Tu'.

Row on a sampan in Mekong River. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then start driving to Can Tho. 

Overnight: Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Rise and shine! Start your tour today with a boat cruise along the endless waterway of mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang floating markets, where there are hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade. After that, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and catch your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and take your leisure time for the evening. 

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Siem Reap Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the famous Angkor Thom Complex and be wowed by its South Gate, Bayon Temple, and Elephant Terrace, etc. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, get ready for an incredible visit to the jaw-dropping beautiful Angkor Wat. Then continue to Bakheng Temple, meanwhile, you can enjoy a sunset view of the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle.

In the evening, enjoy Apsara Dinner Show at Angkor Village Resort.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Siem Reap Sightseeing

If you like, take an early morning trip to Angkor Wat to enjoy the stunning sunrise and brisk bird songs. You can also have a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. After breakfast, drive to visit Banteay Srei Temple, which is renowned for its intricate decoration carved in pinkish sandstone. See some local villages on the way.

Have lunch at a local restaurant. Then continue to visit Ta Prohm Temple bounded by massive roots of huge trees and Takeo Temple, a pyramid of five levels reaching a total height of 40m. After the tour, have some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

Transfer to the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake through the countryside to board a local longtail boat to reach Kompong Phluk, an isolated community of three villages built on stilts. You will take a small boat through the flooded mangrove forests and observe rare wildlife.

After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to the airport for your afternoon flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in, the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

One thing you can not miss this morning, observe the Morning Alms-giving Ritual and also visit Morning Market or Phousi Market. After breakfast, start the tour to visit Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visoun, the Royal Palace Museum.

After that, driving to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfall where you can chill with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or a walk along the forest trails. Have a picnic lunch near the waterfall and enjoy the pleasant air there. Drive back to Luang Prabang with a short stop at Ban Ouay Village. Arrive in the town before sunset. If you like, climb up to Mountain Phousi for sunset.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives you a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside and an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which is crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.

Along the way, stop off at the village of Ban Xang Hai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong - well known for its hand weaving. Drive back to Luang Prabang for overnight. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17: Luang Prabang - Chiang Mai

After breakfast, free at leisure until hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, head to the hotel for check-in. Discover Chiang Mai on your own pace.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18: Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park

This morning, you will take a Join-in Elephant Nature Park Tour which gives you a joyous close-up with Thai elephants to learn about them. Watch them refreshing themselves in the river and perhaps have a chance to feed them. After that, back to the main hut, have a rest and enjoy tea, coffee or water before returning to Chiang Mai.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19: Chiang Mai - Bangkok

After breakfast, drive to Doi Suthep with a stopover to visit Wat Umong, a 700-year-old Buddhist temple that is calm for meditation and finding life's purposes. Later, ride up the well-paved, winding road until you reach the magical staircase leading to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a highly revered temple that sits on the top of Mount Doi Suthep overlooking Chiang Mai. Remember your wonderful time in this city because you'll fly to Bangkok next. Upon your arrival, your guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20: Bangkok Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel and then start to tour: at first, a visit to Wat Traimit famous for its 900-year-old, five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. Next stop is Wat Arun, one of the best-known landmarks and the most published images of Bangkok. After that, you'll see Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok housing the largest Reclining Buddha.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the most famous site in this city, Grand Palace, which adjoins Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Close this day with free leisure time on your own. 

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 21: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

This morning, drive to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The first place you'll visit is Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful Summer Palaces in Thailand. Followed by a tour to Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, in which you can observe one of the biggest Reclining Buddha Images as well as the ruins of the old Grand Palace & temples.

At noon, transfer to the pier for a cruise down Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok, during which you will be impressed by the Thai rural life along the river. Lunch is served on board. At around 4 pm, you will be transferred to hotel for leisure time.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 22: Bangkok, Departure

Today, you will have free time before being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

 

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