• Highlights of Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

  • Highlights of Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

  • Highlights of Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

  • Highlights of Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

  • Highlights of Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Discover Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, and Siem Reap

Days: 10 | From: $4,290/per person

  • Accommodations at best-in-class luxury hotels
  • Curated tours with superb private guides
  • From scenic Halong Bay to the temples at Angkor: discover the highlights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

Explore the highlights of Southeast Asia as you journey from ancient Hanoi to the tranquil waters of Halong Bay, then on to the gilded wats of Luang Prabang, and finally to the Khmer ruins of Angkor in Cambodia.

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At a glance

  • Hanoi
    2 nights: Experience history and culture in Vietnam's capital city
  • Halong Bay
    1 night: Take an overnight cruise through scenic Halong Bay
  • Luang Prabang
    3 nights: Explore the gilded wats of Luang Prabang
  • Siem Reap
    3 nights: Discover the magnificent temples of Angkor

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Sample itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to Hanoi

Turtle Tower in Hanoi Hoan Kiem foggy lake in Vietnam

Arrive to Vietnam’s capital on the shore of the Red River, a city known for its tree-lined boulevards, hordes of motorbikes, and French colonial architecture. Your private local guide will be waiting to take you to Ba Dinh Square, site of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and his nearby spartan wartime residence. Continue to the unique One Pillar Pagoda, then on to the Confucian academy known as the Temple of Literature, considered Vietnam’s first university.

This afternoon, continue your exploration with a cyclo tour of the Guild District, where each of 37 small streets and alleyways features one traditional craft or profession and its wares. This excursion concludes at the city’s traditional center, Restored Sword Lake, with a tour of Ngoc Son Temple.

Accommodations: La Siesta Premium, 2 nights

The La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel in Hanoi is a true gem nestled in the heart of the city. This boutique hotel exudes elegance and sophistication, offering a luxurious retreat for travelers seeking a perfect blend of modern comfort and traditional charm. With its prime location, guests can easily explore the vibrant Old Quarter and immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of Hanoi. The hotel's rooms are tastefully designed, providing a tranquil oasis after a day of exploration. Moreover, the warm and attentive staff ensure a personalized experience, making guests feel right at home. Whether indulging in exquisite Vietnamese cuisine at the on-site restaurant or relaxing by the rooftop pool overlooking the bustling streets, La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel promises an unforgettable stay in this enchanting city.

*Includes: Breakfast

Upgrades and alternatives: Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, Capella Hotel Hanoi, Silk Path Hotel, and others
Day 2:

Free Day in Hanoi

The Saigon to Hanoi Train line in Old Quarter Hanoi

Wander the streets of Hanoi or enjoy optional excursions, such as a street food walking tour, Hanoi alleyway tour by Vespa, or a visit to Hanoi’s Fine Art Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the evening, you may want to take in a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet show.

Accommodations: La Siesta Premium, 2 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 3:

Cruise the emerald waters of Halong Bay

A cruise boat view of the sunrise in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Set off for lovely Halong Bay, a scenic drive of about 3 hours, and board your cruise boat. Set sail into the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay, where limestone “karst” formations create an archipelago of over one thousand pinnacle-shaped islands dotting the sea. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and an overnight onboard your ship.

Accommodations: Paradise Elegance Cruise

A sleek, modern vessel that fuses contemporary styling with Vietnamese design concepts, the Paradise Elegance is a meticulously designed steel boat that has reimagined luxury cruising on Halong Bay. Boasting a piano bar, day spa and wellness center, butler service, and the full range of dining options, the Elegance is fully equipped for your Halong Bay adventure.

*Includes: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Upgrades and alternatives: Orchid Premium Cruise, Violet Cruise Heritage, Emperor Cruises Legacy, and others
Day 4:

From Halong Bay to Luang Prabang

Unesco World Heritage Site. Most popular place in Vietnam. this landscape you can seen from the island Titop

Enjoy morning activities on the water before disembarking around midday. You will be transferred by private car to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang, where your private guide will be waiting for you. This ancient capital of the Lane Xang Kingdom was the center of religious life in Laos, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage City.

Accommodations: 3 Nagas, 3 nights

Join us on a voyage through time, from Luang Prabang’s Indochine era all the way to the dawn of ages when serpentine spirits, or Nagas, began their watch over the ancient town. UNESCO joined their cause in 1995, declaring the city a World Heritage Site. Home to 15 spacious rooms and suites, our boutique hotel is a bewitching place from which to explore the colorful street markets, glistening temples and cultural sites of the historical district.

*Includes: Breakfast

Upgrades and alternatives: La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Say Residence, Rosewood Luang Prabang, Le Bel Air Resort, and others
Day 5:

Mekong River Cruise


Begin your day with a look at Laos’ most traditional Buddhist temple, Wat Xiengthong, before boarding your motor canoe for a two hour scenic cruise upstream on the Mekong River to visit the Pak Ou caves, set in a lime stone cliff opposite the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from a mere centimeter to two meters in height. Along the river typical local villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky. After a simple lunch, return to Luang Prabang to visit the local weavers at Ock Pop Tok or stroll through the streets to enjoy the special historic architecture, shops and numerous cafes.

Accommodations: 3 Nagas, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 6:

Alms-giving, Royal Palace and the Prabang

More monk with almsbowl at morning time ,the peaple put food offerings into a Buddhist monk's bowl,Luang Prabang ,Laos world Culture Heritage Site

Walk with saffron-clad monks on their daily procession through the streets of Luang Prabang to collect alms. Afterward visit the Royal Palace, featuring rooms decorated in traditional Lao style. The palace houses historic relics of the ancient Lao Kingdom, including the historic “prabang” figure, a pure golden Buddha image after which the town is named. After, visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn more about the different minorities in Laos. Free time this afternoon to explore town or climb Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the town.

Accommodations: 3 Nagas, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 7:

Fly to Siem Reap, city of temples

(Selective focus) Stunning view of the Ta Prohm temple with a big old tree. Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Fly to the ruined capital of the powerful Khmer kingdom. Angkor flourished from the 10th to the 15th centuries and comprises some 400 sandstone, brick and laterite temples, walls, tombs and other structures surrounded by jungle. The afternoon takes you to Preah Khan, the “Sacred Sword” temple dedicated by Jayavarman VII to his father, and to Neak Pean, a temple built as a sort of healing center, with pools representing water, earth, wind, and fire. Finish the day at Ta Prohm and experience the feeling of a modern day Indiana Jones as you explore this temple that is slowly being swallowed up by the jungle.

Accommodations: Jaya House River Park, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 8:

Discover the wonders of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat

Beautiful view of Angkor Wat in the golden sunlight before sunset in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Set out for Angkor Thom, royal city of the 12th century god-king Jayavarman VII. Explore Bayon, with its 54 symmetrical towers topped by giant stone faces, and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy an afternoon rest at your hotel during the heat of the day, then continue your temple exploration with the jewel of Cambodia: Angkor Wat, whose temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. This 12th century masterpiece is considered the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture, and combines Buddhist and Hindu imagery on a vast scale.

Accommodations: Jaya House River Park, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 9:

Temples and more

Banteay Srei Pink Sandstone Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Discover Banteay Srei, dating back to the 10th century and regarded as the epitome of classical Khmer art, then visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor.

You have a number of options for the afternoon. You might head to Tonle Sap Lake to see floating villages on the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, or visit remote Beng Mealea, a long abandoned 11th century temple, strangled by the jungle and left to the elements. Another option is Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles, a center working with young artisans to teach them traditional crafts to support the local communities. More options abound: speak with your Vaya Asia Specialist for more ideas.

Accommodations: Jaya House River Park, 3 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 10:

Depart Siem Reap

Today you say goodbye to your local guide as you transfer to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.

*Includes: Breakfast

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