Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia & Thailand ends Chiang Mai

Can’t decide which Southeast Asia tour to go on? Luckily for you this tour covers most of your bases for the ultimate SE Asia adventure! From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay’s impressive limestone karsts, prepare to be amazed by all that Indochina has to offer. Sip egg coffee on train street in Hanoi, wander the lantern lit quaint shop fronts of Hoi An, float down the Mekong Delta, take in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and marvel at the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat. Finish off your adventure feeding and bathing elephants at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai. You’ll experience it all with the perfect balance of history, culture, adventure, partying and scenery. You’re in for the ultimate experience!

Duration

Destination

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22 Days

Cambodia / Thailand / Vietnam

Hanoi / Chiang Mai

Hotels

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5 & 4 Star

13-35 People

18+

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In-Depth Explorer,Overland

All Year Round

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Experience all that Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand have to offer as you journey through lively cities, floating villages, lush countryside towns and ancient wonders of the world.
  • Stay in carefully selected hotels with all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner included. Plus, enjoy two included domestic flights to save on travel time in Vietnam.
  • Get ready to pinch yourself as you stand amongst the world’s largest temple complex – Angkor Wat. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is the prized heart and soul of Cambodia!
  • Spend a day cruising along the lush green wetlands and floating villages of the Mekong Delta! Keep an eye out for some tasty local dishes sold by the smiley locals.
  • Follow your local guide on an included city tour to the highlights of Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh and more.
  • Learn of war history, historic dynasties, and captivating cultures as you explore small villages and ancient cities throughout northern Vietnam and central Cambodia.
  • Shape your South East Asian adventure with unforgettable optional extras including kayaking in Halong Bay, guided Hoi An tours on vintage Vespas, Vietnamese cooking classes, Cu Chi Tunnel tour, or visit the Gold Hand Bridge for epic panoramic views and photo opportunities!
  • Complete your tour feeding and bathing the gentle giants at an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.

Sights Visited on This Tour

Angkor Wat is an enormous Buddhist temple complex located in northern Cambodia. It was originally built in the first half of the 12th century as a Hindu temple.

The history of Ayutthaya dates back to the supposed foundation in 1350, although some temples in the marvelous ancient city have been known to exist before then.

Bangkok, Thailand’s famous capital, also known as a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds it's network of canals.

The biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta, Cai Rang is 6km from Can Tho. There's a bridge here that serves as a great vantage point for photography.

Cham Museum

Bringing together epitomic examples of Cham sculpture, the Cham Museum in Da Nang is home to the world's largest collection of this native artistry.

Bordering Cambodia, Chau Doc is a bustling center of trade and river transport. It is a lazy riverside burg, offering a throwback to another time.

Chiang Mai is home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including the 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang.

Chiang Rai is an idyllic town famous for its magnificently ornate White and Blue Temples. It also has a taste of indigenous culture with the cozy Akha Village.

The Chu Chi Tunnels are part of a massive war museum in Ho Chi Minh. They offer a sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948.

Dog Island

Dog Island is close to the west of Dau Go Grotto and is one of 1969 islands in island complex, it is the sympol of peaceful sea and safety for sailing junks in the bay.

Dong Ba is the largest marketplace in Hue. It attracts visitors with hearty scenes of daily life, colorful souvenirs, and a variety of fresh produce.

That might happen to you, too! Experience elephants up-close while feeding and bathing them. Learn about herbal treatments and make their vitamin balls.

Flag Tower

Flag tower is one of Hue monument complex. After being constructed under Emperor Gia Long's reign.The flag tower consists of two parts including tower and the flag pole.

Ga Choi Island (Fighting Cock Island), which is no doubt one of the most unique and popular features that has appeared as symbol of Halong Bay.

Set in the mountains of Vietnam, Golden Hand Bridge is an ultimate allure with the two giant hands lifting it up. It is in a mountain resort famous for its cinematic theme.

Known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade.

The port town of Hoi An is most famous for its Venice-like atmosphere with its canals and boasts a well-preserved Ancient Town.

The ancient Hue was recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. This city is the cradle of Vietnamese culture and used to be the national capital.

Lying at the source of the Mae Klong River, the majestic bodies of water in Kanchanaburi are among the most spectacular defining characteristics of the town.

Lopburi is a province in the central region of Thailand. The province is divided into 11 administrative districts, and Mueang Lopburi District is the capital.

The limestone and marble hills of the Marble Mountain soar to the sky in Da Nang, sheltering impressive pagodas, intricate tunnels, and holy caves. Today, it remains a popular pilgrimage site.

Network of distributaries in south Vietnam, between Ho Chi Minh City and Cambodia. The river itself starts in the Himalayas and reaches Cambodia.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City is a western addition to the city's skyline, featuring French, European, and Vietnamese architectural styles.

The ancient city of Phitsanulok has a long history dating back to the Khmer era, generally called “Muaeng Song Kwae” with reference to the two rivers passing through it.

The 11th-century Angkorian ruin is the best preserved of the Khmer temples around Battambang. Its towers point skyward and stand as the ultimate allure in the region.

Sprawling amidst fishing villages and luminous rice paddies, Phnom Udong was the glorious capital of the Cambodian empire for 2 centuries.

This river used to be the upper section of the Mae Klong River, however, in the 1960s, this river was named the Khwae Yai River meaning 'Big River.'

This steel bridge is one of the important historical landmarks and memorials in Thailand. It is a symbol of the province and is a recommended place in Kanchanaburi.

The monument is a synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. Most of the tomb’s grandiose exterior is covered in darkened, weathered concrete.

Sapa is a town in Lao Cai Province. It is located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. Here's where you'll find the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains.

Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor.

Located on the South side of the architectural Royal Palace complex, the Silver Pagoda as well as Wat Preah Keo Morakat is among the most beautiful pagodas.

South Gate of Angkor Thom

Every visitor to Angkor will see the spectacular South Gate, which serves as an emblem of the city and one of the highlight sights of Angkor Wat tours.

A town founded in the 13th century on the fringe of the Khmer empire. The exact year is unknown, but according to the Fine Arts Office it was between 1238 and 1257.

The Terrace of the Elephants is one of the most visited sites in the Angkor Park. It is a 2.5m tall, 300m long platform and was used by King Jayavarman VII.

Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city.

This forest is home to an astounding number of wading birds. Much of the wetland is off-limits to visitors so that the birds' breeding grounds are not disturbed.

Designed by Colin St Clair Oakes and maintained by the Commonwealth Commission. There are 6,982 buried there, mostly Australian, British, and Dutch.

War Remnants Museum

This interesting and well-curated museum is a must-do for any visitor to Saigon given the impact of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam.

It's a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep", although this is actually the name of the mountain where it's located.

Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple located in Phnom Penh. It was built in 1372, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city.

Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a privately owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province.

The Blue Temple is immediately recognizable for its brilliant shade of rich sapphire. The temple walls, roof, and surrounding statues are all covered in this gorgeous hue.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 Star Hotels, Lodge, Traditional Junk Boat

Meals

21 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Transportation

A/C coach or mini-bus, flights, speedy boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

Airport Transfer(s)

Airport transfers for the included flights on the tour.

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access (where available)

Flights

Flights between Hanoi and Danang, Hue City and Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap and Bangkok.

Cruise

Halong Bay Cruise on traditional junk boat with an experienced boat crew

Orientation Walks

Organised orientation walks at the towns visited

Sightseeing

Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum
Temple of Literature
Ngoc Son Temple
Halong Bay
Hoia An ancient town
Marble Mountain

Cham Museum
Imperial Citadel
Flag Tower
Royal Tombs of Khai Dinh
Reunification palace
War Remnants Museum

Mekong River
Cai Rang Floating Market
Tra Su Sanctuary
Royal Palace
National Museum
Wat Phnom

Tuol Sleng Museum
Phnom Udong
Phnom Sampeu Mountain
Phnom Penh Banon Temple
Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

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Accommodation

Thien Thai Hotel
Hanoi
4 Star

Thien Thai Hotel offers luxurious and modern accommodation in Hanoi's Old Town and a short 15-minute walk from Hanoi Old City Gate and Hoan Kiem Lake.

TRADITIONAL JUNK
Halong Bay
SUPERIOR JUNK

Sleep onboard a traditional-style boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone islands that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the bay.

Royal Riverside Hoi An Hotel
Hoi An
4 Star

Located on the bank of the romantic Thu Bon River, Royal Riverside Hoi An Hotel is a short walk from Hoi An's ancient town and offers elegant rooms with river view.

Moonlight Hotel
Hue
4 Star