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Vietnam Cambodia & Thailand at a Glance 12 Days

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Tour code: ASW- VCT-C12

Duration: 12 days

Destination: Hanoi/ Ha Long bay/ Ho Chi Minh City/ Siem Reap/ Bangkok

US$ 2,552 US$ 2,127 per person

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This 12-day journey offers a fascinating look into the past, present, culture, food, and natural beauty of these amazing places. Each location has magnificent statues, temples, and cultural attractions that we've picked the greatest to display to you.

trip highlight

  • Travel around the most highlights in Hanoi.
  • Enjoy cruising and participate in fun activities on Ha Long – Bai Tu Long bay.
  • Visit historical destinations of Ho Chi Minh city
  • Experience the tremendously lush beauty of the Greater Mekong.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage – Angkor Wat and South Gate of Angkor Thom.
  • Be amazed by the most vibrantly colored, intricate stonework in Ta Prohm & Grand Circuit
  • Visit Kampong Khleang – the largest floating village in Siem Reap

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Meal provided: No meal

Welcome to Vietnam
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pon arrival at Hanoi Airport, obtain your visa and clear Immigration and Customs.

After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet a local tour guide and driver.

Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Stay overnight in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Start a new day by visiting Ho C
hi Minh Complexan important place of pilgrimage. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials, and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of all ages, from all over the nation, who has come to pay their respects. Within the complex, you can visit 
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (Outside visiting for maintenance every Monday & Friday), Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, and Ho Chi Minh Museum.

Closed by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda which is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.
After that, continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers, and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you are transferred to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Almost no foreign tourists to Hanoi refuse to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where they can look at a vivid picture of the miniaturized Vietnamese ethnic community’s life

Take a cyclo in Hanoi Old Quarter – 36 streets and guilds to discover the ancient feature of Hanoi and daily life. Stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake (aka Hoan Kiem Lake). From the shore, walking on the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge leads to the island. Drop off at your hotel.
Stay overnight in Hanoi

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Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long bay - Overnight Cruise

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

08.00 – 8:30:
 Our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Ha Noi, being on a modern shuttle bus heading to Bai Tu Long bay, Ha Long city

12.00: Arrive at the cruise’s office, you have a short time to relax in the office before embarking on our overnight cruise

12.45: Warmest welcome drinks from our staff. Listen to a brief of safety on board then check in your cabin

13.30: Enjoy delicious Vietnamese for lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay

15.00: Leave the cruise to discover Cap La Island– the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming, and relaxing

17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time (enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as “Happy Hour” – “buy two get one free” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage

19.00: Sumptuous set dinner on board

20.30: Free time for relaxing on the sundeck, and listening to music, you may also try your luck with squid fishing

If you want to join in the karaoke activity, please our tour guide to be supported
Stay overnight on board Bai Tu Long Bay
Attention: The cruising itinerary is subject to change due to the weather, tide level, and operating conditions without prior notice.

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Day 4: Ha Long bay - Hanoi - Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Freshen up your new day by doing Tai Chi 

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional foodTea and coffee are available

08.00: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Your guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and this Cave, made by Mother Nature

 09.30: Back to your boat by tender then finish packing

Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier)

10.30: The cooking demonstration is organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine- “Banh Cuon”  by yourself

11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier

12.30: Say goodbye to Ha Long Bay then returns to Hanoi

17.30: Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi. Picked up by our private car and transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh
On arrival in Ho Chi Minh, welcome by our local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Check-in and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Attention: The cruising itinerary is subject to change due to the weather, tide level, and operating conditions without prior notice.

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Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels - City tour

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning head out to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. The Cu Chi Tunnel system had been created a long time back, in 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. And it was continuing built over 25 years later. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. In places, it housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years…. getting married and giving birth. During the American War, the entire area of Cu Chi has designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded. Since 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors.
Have lunch at a local restaurant

Return to the center and enjoy sightseeing at Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Hochiminh City. Our next stop is the War Remnants Museum. Operated by the Vietnamese government, an incipient form of the museum opened on September 4, 1975, as the “Exhibition House for the US and Puppet Crimes, located on the premises of the former United States Information Agency building. Continue to visit City Hall, Ho Chi Minh Monument, and Central Post Office which was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. It has a neoclassical architectural style. It was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Today, the building is a tourist attraction.

Right nearby, you can see Notre Dame Cathedral, a magnificent building located in the heart of the city and established by French colonists. This cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

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Day 6: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Tan Phong Isles - Ho Chi Minh

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Picked up from your hotel and we depart for Cai Be.
Arriving early in the morning at around 9:30 AM, you will be visiting the first stop-over, Cao Dai Temple, in Cai Be which is symbolizing the local unique religion, and then Cai Be Cathedral. After that, you will embark on a boat to visit Cai Be inland and the floating market to observe the daily life of local people who live mostly based on the river sources. We can buy some fresh tropical fruits on the local seller’s boats and engage in conversation with them.

Leaving the market, we will row on a sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconut trees. This is optional depending on the tides of the Mekong river.

Back to the Cai Be wharf, the ferry takes you to our rustic homestay on Tan Phong isles surrounded by lush tropical fruit gardens. There you have a short break, enjoy tea, and welcome fruits prepared by the host.
After break time, you will cycle around the peaceful Tan Phong Isles. Stop at the local kindergarten if it is a school day (optional) to make friends with the kids in a village school. Stop at a local farmer’s house to savor a cup of tea and local banana candies specialties. Enjoy your self-picked tropical fruits at one of the most abundant orchards on the Mekong river while listening to Don Ca Tai Tu – an Intangible Cultural Heritage recognized by UNESCO.

Saying goodbye to the friendly host, we keep on cycling to the bang conical hat (nón bàng) workshop (optional) before stopping to have a Southern-style Vietnamese lunch at our restaurant. Leave Tan Phong Isles to get back to the pier and depart to HCMC at 17:30.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

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Day 7: Ho Chi Minh - Fly to Siem Reap

Meal provided: Breakfast

Free time till being dropped off at Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your flight to Siem Reap.
Arriving in Siem Reap, welcome by our tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 8: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

Meal provided: Breakfast

Explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two-and-a-half meter tall, 300-meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon – a huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas – impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings, Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty lunch not included.

Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who ruled Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, and ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. It is time to visit the Pre Rup temple for a romantic sunset view. Dinner is not include.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 9: Ta Prohm & Grand Circuit

Meal provided: Breakfast

This morning, we’ll visit Small Circuit including visiting Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Prasat Kravan was originally constructed by noblemen rather than a king. Banteay Kdei was built in sandstone, which has deteriorated quite badly. However, there remain some very beautiful lintels and pediments. Srah Srang is a royal pool that was the King’s bathing pond, where he washed with his many concubines each day.  Takeo – King Suryavarman I commissioned this temple in the 10th Century, but it was never completed so has no elaborate decoration like its contemporaries. It is a pyramid on 5 levels and is dedicated to Shiva. Thommanon – small attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. Chau Say Tevoda was built during the second quarter of the 12th century opposite Thommanon, it was dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.
Afternoon overland trip to visit the highlights of the Grand Circuit including Preah Khan – meaning The Sacred Sword, this temple was also built by Jayavarman VII and is famous for its immensely long cruciform corridors and delicate carvings. Neak Pean – This temple is a delicate highlight of Khmer art. Built by Jayavarman VII, this temple is the perfect representation of the heavens on earth. Ta Som was a small classic Bayon-style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure. East Mebon was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman; this temple was situated on a small island in the middle of the Oriental, or Eastern, Baray.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 10: Siem Reap - Kampong Khleang - Fly to Bangkok

Meal provided: Breakfast

Today, departure by private car with a guide to visit Kampong Khleang is located on the northern lake edge about 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less tourist than Kampong Pluk. Visitors to Kampong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air. In the wet season, the waters rise up to one or two meters from the buildings. Like Kompong Pluk, Kompong Khleang is a permanent community within the flood plain of the Lake, with an economy based on fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. But Kompong Khleang is significantly larger with nearly 10 times the population of Kompong Pluk, making it the largest community on the Lake.
Free for your own leisure until transfer to Siem Reap international airport 2 hours before the flight to Bangkok.

Arriving in Bangkok, welcome by our tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Bangkok.

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Day 11: Bangkok City tour

Meal provided: Breakfast
After breakfast, we visit the Grand Royal Palace dedicated to the ceremony of the royal family of Thailand. In the same compound is the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew which is known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha. After visiting this complex, we continue to visit Wat Pho, a giant house of the lying Buddha. Then, we visit Wat Traimit which is well known as the Golden Buddha.

Afternoon, boarding on a long tail boat for an excursion along the Chao Phraya River and many bustling interior canals that offer fantastic views of local life close by. Along the way, we stop at Wat Arun, the temple of the Aube.

Return to the hotel and have free time for relaxation.
Stay overnight in Bangkok.

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Day 12: Bangkok Departure

Meal provided: Breakfast

Morning after breakfast, time would be free at your own until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to next destinations.
End of tour.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin rooms.

** If you travel in group of 2, of 3 and so on, please feel free to contact us for specific offer.
** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you

What's Included:

  • 10 nights at hotels with breakfast on a private double/twin sharing room.
  • 01 night on Ha Long bay cruise with full board on private double/twin sharing cabin.
  • 02 international flights: Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap, Siem Reap – Bangkok
  • 01 domestic flight: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
  • Kayaking service/Rowing bamboo boat, boat trips as mentioned
  • Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver
  • Private English speaking guide with legal license
  • Sharing shuttle bus Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi
  • (3 star cruise: bus/4 star cruise: limousine)
  • 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day and souvenir
  • All taxes and service charge
What's Excluded:
  • Bank fees for both sides (Prefer cash on arrival)
  • Visa to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand
  • Early check in and late check out at all hotels
  • Single room supplement
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24/12 & 31/12 & Local Public Holiday (if required by the hotel)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)
  • Tipping for guide, driver
  • Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program
  • Travel insurance  
  • International air ticket and airport tax
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc…
  • Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item


1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night

3. Child policy: 
• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.

  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.


  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!


Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.

  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.


We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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