From the shrines of Luang Prabang to the temples of Angkor, experience Southeast Asia on a journey to historic towns and timeless villages of Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

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 The mystical Ha Long Bay  View of Luang Prabang  View of the Nam Khan River, Laos  Buddha at Wat Xieng Thong Temple, Luang Prabang  Kuang Si Falls  Residence of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi  Street market in Hanoi, Vietnam Credit: Patrick McGregor  Temple of Literature, Hanoi  Ha Long Bay  Kayaking in mystical Ha Long Bay  The canals of Hoi An  My Son Sanctuary near Hoi An  Cambodian countryside  Monk at Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  The iconic site of Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia: A Tailor-Made Journey to Southeast Asia

14 days from $5,990

From the shrines of Luang Prabang to the temples of Angkor, experience Southeast Asia on a journey to historic towns and timeless villages of Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

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Overview

This following itinerary is a sampling of the experiences that we offer on a tailor-made journey to Southeast Asia. Working with our country specialists, you can customize your itinerary to fit your timing, your budget, and your interests, including accommodations, activities, and the places you visit.

Brimming with ancient mystique and pulsing with contemporary life, Southeast Asia is a true feast for the senses. Start off in the spiritual center of Luang Prabang, discovering its natural wonders along with its rich history, lively markets, and gem-like temples. In Vietnam, step back in time in Hanoi, and sail among the karst islands of Ha Long Bay.  Spend three relaxing days in seaside Hoi An, exploring its centuries-old streets and the surrounding countryside, and visiting the ancient Cham ruins of My Son. Continue to Cambodia, where your journey culminates among the towers and temples of the Khmer masterpiece of Angkor.

Highlights:

  • Visit with ceramic artisans in Laos, and enjoy a picnic at a waterfall near Luang Prabang.
  • Spend two nights on a traditional junk, floating amid the ethereal landscapes of Ha Long Bay.
  • Enjoy a cooking class in Luang Prabang and a street food tour in historic Hoi An.
  • Encounter the majestic temples of Angkor and visit villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Luang Prabang, Laos

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you’ll be met by your local guide and taken to your hotel, enjoying an overview of the city en route. The rest of the day, you are free to relax or explore Luang Prabang’s leafy neighborhoods at your leisure. Tonight, we recommend wandering through the night market for a fascinating introduction to Laotian craft and culture.

Day 2 - Luang Prabang

Set out with your local guide on a tour of this lovely World Heritage-listed city. Visit some of its many stunning temples, including Wat Xieng Thong, and stroll past historic buildings that recall France’s long colonial presence. Visit the TEAC Centre to learn about the many ethnic minorities living today in Laos. Later, take a tuk tuk with your guide to a small village known for its skilled artisans and the pottery they produce. Visit with local ceramicists, watching them ply their craft, and if you wish, learn local techniques to make your own pot, which will be fired and delivered to your hotel the next day. (B)

Day 3 - Luang Prabang

Rise early to witness the morning alms, a sacred Laotian tradition where monks pass by collecting food and other items from townspeople.  Then head to gorgeous Kuang Si Falls with your guide, where you can enjoy a picnic breakfast and take a swim in the pale turquoise waters. Spend the afternoon at one of the city’s best-loved restaurants, where you’ll learn to prepare and cook traditional Laotian dishes. (B)

Day 4 - Hanoi, Vietnam

After a free morning to go for a swim at your hotel pool or take a last walk through the market, transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Hanoi. You’ll be met by your private driver and escorted to your hotel in the heart of the old quarter. This evening, consider taking a short walk from your hotel to Hoan Kiem Lake, which is beautifully lit up after dark. (B)

Day 5 - Hanoi

This morning you will join a local blogger for a fascinating street food tour of Hanoi's eateries. After a plentiful brunch, your tour continues to some of the city's major sites, including Ho Chi Minh's stilt home; the Temple of Literature (the first university in Hanoi); and perhaps the Fine Arts Museum, which has a wonderful collection of art and sculpture. (B, L)

Day 6 - Ha Long Bay

After breakfast, transfer to Haiphong with a private driver and guide. Arrive around midday, and board your traditional Vietnamese junk boat for a cruise on the World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay. Glide among thousands of karst islets and mountains in the lesser-known Lan Ha section of the bay, and enjoy dinner on board while watching the sunset over the water. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Ha Long Bay

Wake up on the calm waters of Lan Ha Bay, surrounded by mystical landscapes of stunning limestone islets and steep slopes. Go kayaking among the islands, and stop on one of them for a bike ride around traditional villages. In the afternoon, participate in a cooking class on board. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Hoi An

Rise early to view the sunrise over the bay before disembarking and driving back to Hanoi by private car. Arrive in time for your flight to the World Heritage site of Hoi An. Upon arrival, settle into your boutique-style resort just steps from the Old Town. (B)

Day 9 - Hoi An

Explore the historic trading post of Hoi An with your private guide, walking past 16th-century buildings and learning about the city’s international influences. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.  You may wish to stroll the charming old town at your own pace, watching daily life along the waterfront. Or enjoy the chance to relax on the beach. Be sure to try some of the town’s excellent restaurants for a taste of central Vietnam’s unique cuisine. (B)

Day 10 - My Son and Hoi An

Take a drive into the mountains to the temples of My Son, the political and religious capital of the ancient Champa Kingdom. Dating back to the 4th century, these Hindu temples—many now picturesquely reclaimed by the surrounded jungle—offer insights into Cham culture. Return to Hoi An this afternoon to enjoy time at leisure.(B)

Day 11 - Hoi An and Siem Reap, Cambodia

You’ll have most of the day to take a last walk through Hoi An, go for a bike ride to neighboring villages, or enjoy the beach. Then board an evening flight to Siem Reap, gateway to the temples of Angkor. On arrival, your driver and guide will escort you to your boutique hotel on the outskirts of town. (B)

Day 12 - Siem Reap

Get an early start today to explore the evocative ruins of Ta Prohm. Engulfed by jungle vegetation, these temples are exceptionally mystically in the morning mists, when the site is still uncrowded. Continue to Angkor Wat to explore its wondrous temples and cultural significance with your private guide. (B)

Day 13 - Siem Reap

Visit a traditional village with your guide today to learn about rural life in Cambodia and local efforts to protect its unique environment. Then set off on a boat ride on the Tonle Sap. Walk or bike through community farms, and relax in a hammock after a picnic lunch overlooking the rice fields. Return to Siem Reap for the evening. (B, L)

Day 14 - Depart for home

Your private driver drops you off at the airport today for your journey home. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)