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Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Tour 3 Weeks

Ideally enjoy the private trip to reveal Asia’s natural beauty, wonders and her remarkable world’s heritages, blends of 4 selected countries including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Begins the journey at Bangkok with the must-see Grand Palace, emerald Buddha, Temple of Dawn, a floating market, North of Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai whose elephant sanctuary provides meaningful wildlife experience, resume to Laos, Buddha Park and the city highlights of Vientiane Capital admired by Patuxai Monument and by express train Luang Prabang we discover Wat Xieng Thong, Pak Ou Caves, the fascinating Kuang Si Waterfall, and observing monks in a progress searching for alms offer. In Cambodia, witness the incredible Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage and its richest history, other masterpieces of Angkor complex, on a boat excursion to see Tonle Sap Lake before explore the vibrant Vietnam with Saigon City, Mekong Delta River and perfectly emerges yourself in the fascinating Halong Bay.

Places You Visit: Bangkok, Ratchaburi, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Tour Type: Cultural, Adventure, Nature, Historical, Classic, Private, Wildlife, Cruise

DAY 1 | Bangkok – Arrival
DAY 2 | Bangkok City Tour & Dinner Cruise
DAY 3 | Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Flight to Chiang Rai
DAY 4 | Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle
DAY 5 | Temple Tours, Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by Private Car/Minivan
DAY 6 | Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park (Share Trip)
DAY 7 | Chiang Mai Tour & Flight to Vientiane, Laos
DAY 8 | Buddha Park & Vientiane City Tour
DAY 9 | Vientiane – By Train to Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Caves Tour
DAY 10 | Alms Ceremony & Easy Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall
DAY 11 | Luang Prabang Tour & Flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia
DAY 12 | Full Day Angkor Discovery
DAY 13 | Vermicelli Making/Tasting & Phnom Kulen Waterfall
DAY 14 | Something Unique & Tonle Sap Lake
DAY 15 | Siem Reap – Flight to Saigon, Vietnam
DAY 16 | Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour
DAY 17 | Mekong Delta River & Flight to Hanoi
DAY 18 | Hanoi City Orientation & Water Puppet Show
DAY 19 | Hanoi to Halong & Halong Bay Cruise
DAY 20 | Halong Bay to Hanoi
DAY 21 | Hanoi – Departure

At a Glance
2 nights in Bangkok
2 nights in Chiang Rai
2 nights in Chiang Mai
2 nights in Vientiane
2 nights in Luang Prabang
4 nights in Siem Reap
2 nights in Ho Chi Minh
3 nights in Hanoi
1 night in Halong Bay Cruise
Or you can make it flexible to your own traveling schedule.

Tour Starts: Bangkok
Tour Ends: Hanoi

Click to enlarge the tour route

Tour Departure: Flexible
Package Price: Email us

Package Included

Accommodation in double/twin room
• Breakfast is provided by hotels/cruise
• All taxes are included
• Experienced local English speaking tour guide as programmed
• Round trip airport transfers
• Travel in a private air conditioning car/minivan
• 2 bottled water + 2 wet tissue/touring day
• Meals are mentioned in program
• Internal/domestic flight ticket
– Bangkok to Chiang Rai
– Chiang Mai to Vientiane
– Luang Prabang to Seim Reap
– Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh
– Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi
• All entrance fees for the whole program
• All sightseeing & activities as programmed
• Boat excursion as programmed
• Halong Bay cruise 2D-1N
• Shuttle bus from/to Halong Bay
• Vietnam approval visa letter

Package NOT Included

Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam visa
• All stamping fees/airport taxes
• International flight tickets
• Cancellation, travel insurance, repatriation & baggage
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Tipping and services are not mentioned
• Luggage handling
• Lunch and dinner are not mentioned
• Any optional tours
• Early check in and late check out
• Single supplement

DAY 1 | Bangkok - Arrival

Meal: None
Upon your arrival at airport, you will be welcomed by escort tour guide (with sign name) and driver then transfer directly to hotel for check in. Simply enjoy free time at hotel or make your own highlight tour around central area.
Overnight in Bangkok

DAY 2 | Bangkok City Tour & Dinner Cruise

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. After having breakfast, we journey out to explore the significant Grand Palace – the most important shrine in the kingdom of Thailand, followed by the emerald Buddha, Wat Po is the most talk-about, the oldest and largest Wat in Bangkok. Take boat along Chao Phraya River to explore the canal network around Thonburi, passing traditional houses on stilts and colorful flowers decorate their verandas, wooden shacks, temples and many more. Stop to visit Wat Arun (temple of the dawn) then we have chance to feed the catfish before disembarking and go shopping in the afternoon.

Evening, transfer to Chao Phraya Cruise for dinner, enjoy the stunning view of Bangkok while the cruise slides slowly along Chao Phraya River.
Overnight in Bangkok

DAY 3 | Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Flight to Chiang Rai

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We leave hotel at 8.00am to Ratchaburi and drive with 1.45 hours passing charming countryside to Damnoen Saduak where we will take Thai traditional wooden boat to explore the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you will experience the traditional Thai market with numerous vendors selling local foods, tropical fruits and products from their boats. Today your lunch is served at a local restaurant. The tour is admired by a visit to coconut products and orchid farm when we return back to Bangkok. Check out, transfer to airport for evening flight to Chiang Rai.

Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver warmly welcome you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.
Overnight in Chiang Rai

DAY 4 | Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We drive to The Golden Triangle – the borders between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers. Before that, we will explore the museum of opium house that displays various opium items with a great history of opium trade in the triangle regions, and we continue on to Mae Sai which is the major border crossing between Thailand & Myanmar, also regarded as the significant city of trade in the area that you will learn from your tour guide about history of important trade, local lifestyle and have a walking guided tour local market where you have chances to purchase imported Myanmar jewelry and stone gems before we’re heading to grab the picturesque panoramic view of the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers with sunset color in the sky. If we have time, we will visit the Black House (Baan Dam) is a mixture of traditional northern Thai buildings with unconventional and contemporary architecture.

Return hotel for refreshment and leave for dinner at a selected local restaurant in Chiang Rai.
Overnight in Chiang Rai

DAY 5 | Temple Tours, Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by Private Car/Minivan

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Check out, we journey out by our private minivan (3.30hrs) passing rural countryside to Chiang Mai Province. En-route to visit Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) – an unusual Thai temple designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. Continue driving to Chiang Mai and check in at the hotel. After short break at hotel, we leave for Hmong tribal village – locates on the mountain Doi Pui, formerly was cultivated opium and with a long history of the Hmong people was very interesting, admired by Wat Doi Suthep where you will also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City. If you like, here is also one of the best places to enjoy sunset.
Overnight in Chiang Mai

DAY 6 | Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park (Share Trip)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. Be ready for pick up between 7.30am – 8.00am at the hotel’s lobby. Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park; a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffaloes, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. Your visit starts with a picturesque drive through rural countryside to Elephant Nature Park. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Many find their visit to Elephant Nature Park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants (no riding), and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary. Your visit helps support the regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation. You will be dropped off at hotel around 5.00pm.
Overnight in Chiang Mai

DAY 7 | Chiang Mai Tour & Flight to Vientiane, Laos

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.00am to visit Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Centre featuring historical & artistic exhibits to preserve local heritage, resume to Phra Singh Temple – one of fine examples of a classic Lanna temple built in 14th century and ends the trip by visiting Buddhist temple of Chedi Luang which is considered a home to Chiang Mai’s largest Buddhist chedi built featuring 98 meters tall and 54 meters in diameter.

Transfer to airport for flight departure to Vientiane, Laos. Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver welcome you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.
Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 8 | Buddha Park & Vientiane City Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off with 25km to the impressive Buddha Park (or Xieng Khuan) situates along the Mekong River, the park contains more than 200 religious Hindus & Buddha images, the notable reclining Buddha, the park comes with three interesting stories representing three levels – Hell, Earth and Heaven. We unlock the interesting history, stroll around to take picturesque photos of various sculptures.

Afternoon, we enjoy a city tour of Vientiane. First we will visit Wat Si Saket – the oldest temple in city then move to Wat Phra Kaew, formerly built in 1565 to house the Emerald Buddha, now it houses a small museum of religious art. Resume visit the famous That Luang with the gold-covered stupas and admired by Patuxai Monument – the most prominent landmark in the city. Next, we explore Central Markets of Talad Sao and the well-known weaving village of Ban Nong Bonathong.

Evening, we transfer you to have dinner at a selected local restaurant.
Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 9 | Vientiane - By Train to Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Caves Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. We check out then our driver (no guide) transfers you to train station for the train departure at 7.30am to Luang Prabang. This train journey takes approx. 2 hours through spectacular scenery and mountainous countryside.

Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver welcome you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.

After check in, we leave to explore the mystery of Pak Ou Caves where you will see hundreds of sacred Buddha statues, lacquered in gold in different shapes. Embark the boat cruising along the great Mekong River, passing the stunning nature, from the distance, you will see the limestone cliffs where we disembark to discover the hidden Pak Ou Caves. Learn from your guide about religious story and wander to capture photos of the impressive Buddha images. Return and admired by Lao rice wine, paper wood handicraft & observe silk weaving.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 10 | Alms Ceremony & Easy Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. Today we rise a bit early to observe or participate in this serene Buddhist ritual of almsgiving, known as “Tak Bat”. Luang Prabang’s many monastic communities are sustained by the local Buddhists who place sticky rice in the monks’ bowls during the daily ritual then return back to hotel for breakfast.

We leave again to Ban Xeng Mouk village where our trekking tour starts with a visit to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung before heading to the nearby Hmong village of Ban Longlao Song and witness their daily lifestyle. Continue trekking through rice paddies, vegetable fields and mountainous forest towards Kuang Si waterfalls – a beautiful pool full of sacred fishes which can be seen in this crystal water. We descend from the top of the waterfall to find a spot for having lunch (own account) amongst beautiful settings.

Afternoon, enjoy swimming, bathing and cooling down for a few hours before walking down the jungle trails to visit black bear sanctuary (included) and witness how it’s being protected as well as taking some photos of beautiful pools of Kuang Si Waterfalls at Khmu village. Return for refreshment then transfer to have delicious dinner at a selected local restaurant before strolling at Luang Prabang night market for shopping.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 11 | Luang Prabang Tour & Flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. We depart hotel at 8.00am to visit Phosi Market where you see interesting local trades and various Lao products, resume visiting the notable Royal Palace Museum which dates from the early 20th century and it’s a good chance for you to learn more about Lao culture and history. Next, wander around Wat Xieng Thong with its important history& its characteristic Luang Prabang style. Next, we climb to the top of Mount Phousi for beautiful landscape over Luang Prabang & the Mekong, and enjoy the best breathtaking view.

Transfer to airport for flight departure to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival, our escort driver (no guide) welcomes you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 12 | Full Day Angkor Discovery

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.00am for full day guided Angkor exploration, start with the south gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces, stroll to explore Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king, terrace of elephant & Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. Enjoy delicious set lunch at Triple K air conditioning restaurant.

After lunch, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest monument in the world. Unlock the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia. Next, enjoy the hiking up to Phnom Bakheng to watch the spectacular sunset or alternatively go to Pre Rup temple as if Phnom Bakheng is always touristy.
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 13 | Vermicelli Making/Tasting & Phnom Kulen Waterfall

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.30am out of the hassle city to Preak Dak village to observe locals making vermicelli in traditional way and you’ll have chance to enjoy this famous Khmer vermicelli soup with your choices of fresh vegetables. Next, we drive to Phnom Kulen Mountain, the journey passes beautiful countryside, rice fields dotting with palm trees arriving at Phnom Kulen. Phnom Kulen is one of Cambodia’s national parks that provides wonderful adventure & leisure day trip and also a great place to cool off under its falls. We’ll have a guided walking tour to visit Preah Ang Thom – the reclining giant reclining Buddha statue. Witness historical site of 1000 linga carvings and sacred pool where you observe the white clear water source comes out of the ground-pool all year round. Resume the tour to the beautiful waterfall where we can refresh, bathe and swim.

Near the waterfall there are some handmade huts where we enjoy local lunch & fresh coconut. Indulge the relaxation and feel the nature until late afternoon then we transfer you back to hotel. One the way, stop to visit palm sugar village with observing palm sugar making (dependable of the time) and see other various palm handicrafts.
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 14 | Something Unique & Tonle Sap Lake

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We head out of hotel at 8.00am to countryside for oxcart adventure ride through charming village, see animals & interesting farming/gardening activities. Then visit Cambodian Liqueur workshop where you have a chance to test many different liqueur flavors, continue Artisan d’Angkor – the finest wood/stone carving centre, see the workshop and many various displaying sculptures, carvings, silk products etc then we stroll around old market to see daily local trades and go shopping.

Afternoon, continue to visit Kompong Phluk village – one of the stilt house villages located at the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. We process to embark a private sheltered boat, enjoy sightseeing along the canal before the excursion reaches the stilt houses. The boat slides slowly through high stilted houses, come across the highlight of fishing activities. Witness how life works on the water and how people make the lake as home. Resume by canoe to explore the mangrove forest with pleasant surroundings, we may see water-birds and monkeys before we dock to our regular boat to see the great lake of Tonle Sap, unlock Tonle Sap’s eco-system and its rich biosphere.

Evening, transfer to have Khmer set dinner followed by Apsara traditional dance performance at Por Cuisine restaurant (or similar).
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 15 | Siem Reap – Flight to Saigon, Vietnam

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Enjoy the rest of your free time in Siem Reap then transfers (no guide) to airport for flight departure to Saigon, Vietnam.

Upon arrival, our escort driver (no guide) welcomes you at airport then transfer directly to your hotel in Saigon for check in and have your own free time.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 16 | Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We head out of Saigon city at 8.00am, the journey passes beautiful countryside to a famous region where numerous tunnel-system was constructed – “Cu Chi tunnels” are the unique underground network of tunnels used by Viet Cong during Vietnam War and considered as the most important setting for communication, supply routes, hospitals, food, weapon, caches. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, return to Saigon for city tour, visit vibrant French influence including Reunification Palace (Independent Palace) is a landmark in the city and was the home of the President of South Vietnam during Vietnam War, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum and admired by strolling around Ben Thanh market for shopping.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 17 | Mekong Delta River & Flight to Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We leave hotel at 8.00am to My Tho, embark wooden boat heading to natural islets along Mekong Delta River, passing peaceful creeks, nice villages and beautiful landscapes dotting with coconut trees. The boat will stop at a few attractive places, you see the large orchard where you’re welcomed to taste different tropical fruits. Continue by rowing boat to explore the surroundings before heading to bee farm for the fantastic sips of pure honey tea while listening to typical folk music. Near the end of the trip, we will visit coconut candy shops, observe people skillfully use rice paper to wrap the candy dices and purchase a few packs of different candy flavors before heading back to Saigon and take domestic flight to Hanoi.

Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver welcome you at airport then transfer directly to your hotel in Hanoi for check in.
Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 18 | Hanoi City Orientation & Water Puppet Show

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. The city tour begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh and the nation’s founder, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and through October – November), the colonial Presidential Palace which was originally the French Governor Office and the rural style of Ho Chi Minh’s house. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, visit the One Pillar Pagoda – built in the 11th Century. Continue to the Temple of Literature known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070.

Afternoon, resume visit one of remarkable Hanoi’s museums including Fine Arts museum or Museum of Military History (choose the one you prefer). Next, we’re heading to Hoan Kiem Lake – is the center point of Hanoi whose name is “The Return Sword Lake” that leads to Ngoc Son Temple. Your discovery is inspired by an hour cycle orientation of the Old Quarter with its ancient streets representing traditional trades from the past. Finish the tour at the Thang Long Opera Theatre admired by a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 19 | Hanoi to Halong & Halong Bay Cruise

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. Prepare with light pack up then be ready by 8.00am at hotel’s lobby for being picked up by shuttle bus for the journey (3.5hrs) to Halong Bay. Get on board and enjoy welcome drink. Lunch is served on board while the cruise slides slowly along the fascinating Halong Bay for sightseeing. Immerse into fabulous scenery of this world heritage site, enjoy the natural beauty, caves, and limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters. We explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Continue to Titov Island where we go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay before enjoying sunset party on the sundeck. Dinner is served on board and overnight in the cruise for 1 night.

DAY 20 | Halong Bay to Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. is served on board. Experience Tai Chi on the sundeck followed by hot tea and coffee. After breakfast, the cruise slides slowly through picturesque scenery within the peaceful morning. You can do kayaking around the hidden area then we watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the cooking class while we’re heading back to the harbor. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch before reaching the harbor at noon where you get shuttle bus back to hotel in Hanoi. The rest of the afternoon is reserved as free & easy.
Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 21 | Hanoi - Departure

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Simply enjoy the rest of your free time in Hanoi before our driver (no guide) transfers you to airport for your flight back home.

Saying Goodbye to Beautiful Asia

Note: The below selected hotels are standard 3* hotels we normally recommend and tour price will be quoted basing on these hotel categories or similar. If you prefer higher standard, 4 – 5* budgets or any luxury hotels in your mind, please don’t hesitate let us know then we will provide quotation accordingly.

Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Featuring 147 cozy and comfortable rooms with contemporary furnishings, Le Fenix Sukhumvit Hotel is the perfect choice for your next holiday. Major shopping, dining and entertainment facilities are also an easy walk from the hotel. This Sukhumvit Hotel is located just beside Levels Club, Oskars Restaurant & Bar, and offers easy access to Bumrungrad International Hospital.
http://lefenixbangkok.com

Hotel in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Star 15Star 15Star 15
A nice hotel that brings to fast modernizing Chiangrai an enhancing beauty and host of first class facilities. At the same time, guests enjoy the very personalized hospitality Thailand’s north has become famous for. The Hotel offers 260 beautiful and comfortable guest room decorated in a pleasing elegant northern motif.
https://www.wianginn.com

Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Star 15Star 15Star 15
One of Chiang Mai’s leading convention hotels, situated in the heart of the city. The hotel’s location is unique, sitting adjacent to Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex and just a walking distance from Nimmanhaemin rd. Surrounded by Chiang Mai’s best attraction and entertainment facilities, guests really are spoilt for choices.
https://lianhuahotel.com/index.php/en/

Hotel in Vientiane, Laos

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Boasting classic Lao architecture, it features an outdoor pool with an attached plunge pool, a spa, and rooms with private balconies. Rooms have stunning views either over the pond or pool or garden with fresh air from first and second floor. Locates centrally, close to boutique shops, galleries and super malls.
https://www.salanaboutique.com

Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Built around three listed buildings. Its charm, its traditional architecture and exotic garden make it an ideal holiday resort, calm and serene, yet close to everything. Luang Prabang is the historic capital of Laos, the mecca of Buddhism, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Most of its architectural treasures are within walking distance of the hotel.
http://www.sanctuaryhotelsandresorts.com/english/main/luang-prabang-hotels/about/

Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Ladear Angkor Boutique is a great choice for any traveler looking for the best value hotel in Siem Reap, in the great location and convenience walking to shopping areas. Nestled within private gardens, Ladear Angkor Boutique offers elegant and comfortable accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap. It features two outdoor swimming pools.
http://www.ladearangkorhotel.com

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Star 15Star 15Star 15
The most recent addition to the Odyssea family, as well as the newest 4-star hotel in town, Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel is a cornerstone of true Saigon city living. Contemporarily designed with modern rooms and suites, the hotel offers guests the utmost in quality, comfort and convenience.
http://sonnetsaigonhotel.com

Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Hanoi Emotion Hotel’s sole purpose is to enhance your trip to Vietnam. On-site restaurants will serve some famous local delights, while their bar offers cool refreshing beverages. Putting aside its luxury, Hanoi Emotion Hotel is situated within close proximity to Temple of Literature, Fine arts museum, One Pilar Pagoda, offering a great cultural experience to all travelers.
http://www.hanoi-emotion.com/default.aspx

Cruise in Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam

Star 15Star 15Star 15
The 3* plus cruise offers very comfortable deluxe cabin and standard facility while enjoy the picturesque scenery among the fascinating Halong Bay. The cruise is designed to admire local décor and warmly hospitalized by the locals. The good quality captain is well training and be certificated by Vietnam marine institution, high responsibility spirit and always action on safety and enjoyable of guests on board.
http://www.swancruisehalongbay.com

Why This Private Tour!

This private tailor-made tour provides plenty of flexibility, 100% free hassle that ensures you’re satisfied with the journey. It doesn’t matter you wish to switch around the touring days of sightseeing or tour activities, we have our experienced team who always take care of you when you’re going on the tour with us. You will have your own private tour guide and driver on your touring days (or without guide unless mentioned), they’re friendly, knowledgeable, informative and advisable. While being on the journey, you are NOT definitely forced to do a thing dislike and you’re not taken to a place where a scam appears. All tour services are clearly offered as we mentioned in the itinerary and of course, there is no hidden cost.

+ Tour Overview

Places You Visit: Bangkok, Ratchaburi, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Tour Type: Cultural, Adventure, Nature, Historical, Classic, Private, Wildlife, Cruise

DAY 1 | Bangkok – Arrival
DAY 2 | Bangkok City Tour & Dinner Cruise
DAY 3 | Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Flight to Chiang Rai
DAY 4 | Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle
DAY 5 | Temple Tours, Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by Private Car/Minivan
DAY 6 | Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park (Share Trip)
DAY 7 | Chiang Mai Tour & Flight to Vientiane, Laos
DAY 8 | Buddha Park & Vientiane City Tour
DAY 9 | Vientiane – By Train to Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Caves Tour
DAY 10 | Alms Ceremony & Easy Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall
DAY 11 | Luang Prabang Tour & Flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia
DAY 12 | Full Day Angkor Discovery
DAY 13 | Vermicelli Making/Tasting & Phnom Kulen Waterfall
DAY 14 | Something Unique & Tonle Sap Lake
DAY 15 | Siem Reap – Flight to Saigon, Vietnam
DAY 16 | Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour
DAY 17 | Mekong Delta River & Flight to Hanoi
DAY 18 | Hanoi City Orientation & Water Puppet Show
DAY 19 | Hanoi to Halong & Halong Bay Cruise
DAY 20 | Halong Bay to Hanoi
DAY 21 | Hanoi – Departure

At a Glance
2 nights in Bangkok
2 nights in Chiang Rai
2 nights in Chiang Mai
2 nights in Vientiane
2 nights in Luang Prabang
4 nights in Siem Reap
2 nights in Ho Chi Minh
3 nights in Hanoi
1 night in Halong Bay Cruise
Or you can make it flexible to your own traveling schedule.

Tour Starts: Bangkok
Tour Ends: Hanoi

Click to enlarge the tour route

Tour Departure: Flexible
Package Price: Email us

Package Included

Accommodation in double/twin room
• Breakfast is provided by hotels/cruise
• All taxes are included
• Experienced local English speaking tour guide as programmed
• Round trip airport transfers
• Travel in a private air conditioning car/minivan
• 2 bottled water + 2 wet tissue/touring day
• Meals are mentioned in program
• Internal/domestic flight ticket
– Bangkok to Chiang Rai
– Chiang Mai to Vientiane
– Luang Prabang to Seim Reap
– Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh
– Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi
• All entrance fees for the whole program
• All sightseeing & activities as programmed
• Boat excursion as programmed
• Halong Bay cruise 2D-1N
• Shuttle bus from/to Halong Bay
• Vietnam approval visa letter

Package NOT Included

Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam visa
• All stamping fees/airport taxes
• International flight tickets
• Cancellation, travel insurance, repatriation & baggage
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Tipping and services are not mentioned
• Luggage handling
• Lunch and dinner are not mentioned
• Any optional tours
• Early check in and late check out
• Single supplement
+ Itinerary Detail

DAY 1 | Bangkok - Arrival

Meal: None
Upon your arrival at airport, you will be welcomed by escort tour guide (with sign name) and driver then transfer directly to hotel for check in. Simply enjoy free time at hotel or make your own highlight tour around central area.
Overnight in Bangkok

DAY 2 | Bangkok City Tour & Dinner Cruise

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. After having breakfast, we journey out to explore the significant Grand Palace – the most important shrine in the kingdom of Thailand, followed by the emerald Buddha, Wat Po is the most talk-about, the oldest and largest Wat in Bangkok. Take boat along Chao Phraya River to explore the canal network around Thonburi, passing traditional houses on stilts and colorful flowers decorate their verandas, wooden shacks, temples and many more. Stop to visit Wat Arun (temple of the dawn) then we have chance to feed the catfish before disembarking and go shopping in the afternoon.

Evening, transfer to Chao Phraya Cruise for dinner, enjoy the stunning view of Bangkok while the cruise slides slowly along Chao Phraya River.
Overnight in Bangkok

DAY 3 | Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Flight to Chiang Rai

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We leave hotel at 8.00am to Ratchaburi and drive with 1.45 hours passing charming countryside to Damnoen Saduak where we will take Thai traditional wooden boat to explore the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you will experience the traditional Thai market with numerous vendors selling local foods, tropical fruits and products from their boats. Today your lunch is served at a local restaurant. The tour is admired by a visit to coconut products and orchid farm when we return back to Bangkok. Check out, transfer to airport for evening flight to Chiang Rai.

Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver warmly welcome you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.
Overnight in Chiang Rai

DAY 4 | Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We drive to The Golden Triangle – the borders between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers. Before that, we will explore the museum of opium house that displays various opium items with a great history of opium trade in the triangle regions, and we continue on to Mae Sai which is the major border crossing between Thailand & Myanmar, also regarded as the significant city of trade in the area that you will learn from your tour guide about history of important trade, local lifestyle and have a walking guided tour local market where you have chances to purchase imported Myanmar jewelry and stone gems before we’re heading to grab the picturesque panoramic view of the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers with sunset color in the sky. If we have time, we will visit the Black House (Baan Dam) is a mixture of traditional northern Thai buildings with unconventional and contemporary architecture.

Return hotel for refreshment and leave for dinner at a selected local restaurant in Chiang Rai.
Overnight in Chiang Rai

DAY 5 | Temple Tours, Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by Private Car/Minivan

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Check out, we journey out by our private minivan (3.30hrs) passing rural countryside to Chiang Mai Province. En-route to visit Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) – an unusual Thai temple designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat. Continue driving to Chiang Mai and check in at the hotel. After short break at hotel, we leave for Hmong tribal village – locates on the mountain Doi Pui, formerly was cultivated opium and with a long history of the Hmong people was very interesting, admired by Wat Doi Suthep where you will also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City. If you like, here is also one of the best places to enjoy sunset.
Overnight in Chiang Mai

DAY 6 | Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park (Share Trip)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. Be ready for pick up between 7.30am – 8.00am at the hotel’s lobby. Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park; a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffaloes, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. Your visit starts with a picturesque drive through rural countryside to Elephant Nature Park. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Many find their visit to Elephant Nature Park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants (no riding), and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary. Your visit helps support the regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation. You will be dropped off at hotel around 5.00pm.
Overnight in Chiang Mai

DAY 7 | Chiang Mai Tour & Flight to Vientiane, Laos

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.00am to visit Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Centre featuring historical & artistic exhibits to preserve local heritage, resume to Phra Singh Temple – one of fine examples of a classic Lanna temple built in 14th century and ends the trip by visiting Buddhist temple of Chedi Luang which is considered a home to Chiang Mai’s largest Buddhist chedi built featuring 98 meters tall and 54 meters in diameter.

Transfer to airport for flight departure to Vientiane, Laos. Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver welcome you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.
Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 8 | Buddha Park & Vientiane City Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off with 25km to the impressive Buddha Park (or Xieng Khuan) situates along the Mekong River, the park contains more than 200 religious Hindus & Buddha images, the notable reclining Buddha, the park comes with three interesting stories representing three levels – Hell, Earth and Heaven. We unlock the interesting history, stroll around to take picturesque photos of various sculptures.

Afternoon, we enjoy a city tour of Vientiane. First we will visit Wat Si Saket – the oldest temple in city then move to Wat Phra Kaew, formerly built in 1565 to house the Emerald Buddha, now it houses a small museum of religious art. Resume visit the famous That Luang with the gold-covered stupas and admired by Patuxai Monument – the most prominent landmark in the city. Next, we explore Central Markets of Talad Sao and the well-known weaving village of Ban Nong Bonathong.

Evening, we transfer you to have dinner at a selected local restaurant.
Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 9 | Vientiane - By Train to Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Caves Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. We check out then our driver (no guide) transfers you to train station for the train departure at 7.30am to Luang Prabang. This train journey takes approx. 2 hours through spectacular scenery and mountainous countryside.

Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver welcome you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.

After check in, we leave to explore the mystery of Pak Ou Caves where you will see hundreds of sacred Buddha statues, lacquered in gold in different shapes. Embark the boat cruising along the great Mekong River, passing the stunning nature, from the distance, you will see the limestone cliffs where we disembark to discover the hidden Pak Ou Caves. Learn from your guide about religious story and wander to capture photos of the impressive Buddha images. Return and admired by Lao rice wine, paper wood handicraft & observe silk weaving.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 10 | Alms Ceremony & Easy Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. Today we rise a bit early to observe or participate in this serene Buddhist ritual of almsgiving, known as “Tak Bat”. Luang Prabang’s many monastic communities are sustained by the local Buddhists who place sticky rice in the monks’ bowls during the daily ritual then return back to hotel for breakfast.

We leave again to Ban Xeng Mouk village where our trekking tour starts with a visit to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung before heading to the nearby Hmong village of Ban Longlao Song and witness their daily lifestyle. Continue trekking through rice paddies, vegetable fields and mountainous forest towards Kuang Si waterfalls – a beautiful pool full of sacred fishes which can be seen in this crystal water. We descend from the top of the waterfall to find a spot for having lunch (own account) amongst beautiful settings.

Afternoon, enjoy swimming, bathing and cooling down for a few hours before walking down the jungle trails to visit black bear sanctuary (included) and witness how it’s being protected as well as taking some photos of beautiful pools of Kuang Si Waterfalls at Khmu village. Return for refreshment then transfer to have delicious dinner at a selected local restaurant before strolling at Luang Prabang night market for shopping.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 11 | Luang Prabang Tour & Flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. We depart hotel at 8.00am to visit Phosi Market where you see interesting local trades and various Lao products, resume visiting the notable Royal Palace Museum which dates from the early 20th century and it’s a good chance for you to learn more about Lao culture and history. Next, wander around Wat Xieng Thong with its important history& its characteristic Luang Prabang style. Next, we climb to the top of Mount Phousi for beautiful landscape over Luang Prabang & the Mekong, and enjoy the best breathtaking view.

Transfer to airport for flight departure to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival, our escort driver (no guide) welcomes you at airport then transfer directly to a booked hotel for check in.
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 12 | Full Day Angkor Discovery

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.00am for full day guided Angkor exploration, start with the south gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces, stroll to explore Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king, terrace of elephant & Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. Enjoy delicious set lunch at Triple K air conditioning restaurant.

After lunch, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest monument in the world. Unlock the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia. Next, enjoy the hiking up to Phnom Bakheng to watch the spectacular sunset or alternatively go to Pre Rup temple as if Phnom Bakheng is always touristy.
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 13 | Vermicelli Making/Tasting & Phnom Kulen Waterfall

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.30am out of the hassle city to Preak Dak village to observe locals making vermicelli in traditional way and you’ll have chance to enjoy this famous Khmer vermicelli soup with your choices of fresh vegetables. Next, we drive to Phnom Kulen Mountain, the journey passes beautiful countryside, rice fields dotting with palm trees arriving at Phnom Kulen. Phnom Kulen is one of Cambodia’s national parks that provides wonderful adventure & leisure day trip and also a great place to cool off under its falls. We’ll have a guided walking tour to visit Preah Ang Thom – the reclining giant reclining Buddha statue. Witness historical site of 1000 linga carvings and sacred pool where you observe the white clear water source comes out of the ground-pool all year round. Resume the tour to the beautiful waterfall where we can refresh, bathe and swim.

Near the waterfall there are some handmade huts where we enjoy local lunch & fresh coconut. Indulge the relaxation and feel the nature until late afternoon then we transfer you back to hotel. One the way, stop to visit palm sugar village with observing palm sugar making (dependable of the time) and see other various palm handicrafts.
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 14 | Something Unique & Tonle Sap Lake

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We head out of hotel at 8.00am to countryside for oxcart adventure ride through charming village, see animals & interesting farming/gardening activities. Then visit Cambodian Liqueur workshop where you have a chance to test many different liqueur flavors, continue Artisan d’Angkor – the finest wood/stone carving centre, see the workshop and many various displaying sculptures, carvings, silk products etc then we stroll around old market to see daily local trades and go shopping.

Afternoon, continue to visit Kompong Phluk village – one of the stilt house villages located at the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. We process to embark a private sheltered boat, enjoy sightseeing along the canal before the excursion reaches the stilt houses. The boat slides slowly through high stilted houses, come across the highlight of fishing activities. Witness how life works on the water and how people make the lake as home. Resume by canoe to explore the mangrove forest with pleasant surroundings, we may see water-birds and monkeys before we dock to our regular boat to see the great lake of Tonle Sap, unlock Tonle Sap’s eco-system and its rich biosphere.

Evening, transfer to have Khmer set dinner followed by Apsara traditional dance performance at Por Cuisine restaurant (or similar).
Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 15 | Siem Reap – Flight to Saigon, Vietnam

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Enjoy the rest of your free time in Siem Reap then transfers (no guide) to airport for flight departure to Saigon, Vietnam.

Upon arrival, our escort driver (no guide) welcomes you at airport then transfer directly to your hotel in Saigon for check in and have your own free time.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 16 | Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We head out of Saigon city at 8.00am, the journey passes beautiful countryside to a famous region where numerous tunnel-system was constructed – “Cu Chi tunnels” are the unique underground network of tunnels used by Viet Cong during Vietnam War and considered as the most important setting for communication, supply routes, hospitals, food, weapon, caches. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, return to Saigon for city tour, visit vibrant French influence including Reunification Palace (Independent Palace) is a landmark in the city and was the home of the President of South Vietnam during Vietnam War, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum and admired by strolling around Ben Thanh market for shopping.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 17 | Mekong Delta River & Flight to Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. We leave hotel at 8.00am to My Tho, embark wooden boat heading to natural islets along Mekong Delta River, passing peaceful creeks, nice villages and beautiful landscapes dotting with coconut trees. The boat will stop at a few attractive places, you see the large orchard where you’re welcomed to taste different tropical fruits. Continue by rowing boat to explore the surroundings before heading to bee farm for the fantastic sips of pure honey tea while listening to typical folk music. Near the end of the trip, we will visit coconut candy shops, observe people skillfully use rice paper to wrap the candy dices and purchase a few packs of different candy flavors before heading back to Saigon and take domestic flight to Hanoi.

Upon arrival, our escort guide and driver welcome you at airport then transfer directly to your hotel in Hanoi for check in.
Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 18 | Hanoi City Orientation & Water Puppet Show

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. The city tour begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh and the nation’s founder, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and through October – November), the colonial Presidential Palace which was originally the French Governor Office and the rural style of Ho Chi Minh’s house. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, visit the One Pillar Pagoda – built in the 11th Century. Continue to the Temple of Literature known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070.

Afternoon, resume visit one of remarkable Hanoi’s museums including Fine Arts museum or Museum of Military History (choose the one you prefer). Next, we’re heading to Hoan Kiem Lake – is the center point of Hanoi whose name is “The Return Sword Lake” that leads to Ngoc Son Temple. Your discovery is inspired by an hour cycle orientation of the Old Quarter with its ancient streets representing traditional trades from the past. Finish the tour at the Thang Long Opera Theatre admired by a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 19 | Hanoi to Halong & Halong Bay Cruise

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. Prepare with light pack up then be ready by 8.00am at hotel’s lobby for being picked up by shuttle bus for the journey (3.5hrs) to Halong Bay. Get on board and enjoy welcome drink. Lunch is served on board while the cruise slides slowly along the fascinating Halong Bay for sightseeing. Immerse into fabulous scenery of this world heritage site, enjoy the natural beauty, caves, and limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters. We explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Continue to Titov Island where we go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay before enjoying sunset party on the sundeck. Dinner is served on board and overnight in the cruise for 1 night.

DAY 20 | Halong Bay to Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. is served on board. Experience Tai Chi on the sundeck followed by hot tea and coffee. After breakfast, the cruise slides slowly through picturesque scenery within the peaceful morning. You can do kayaking around the hidden area then we watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the cooking class while we’re heading back to the harbor. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch before reaching the harbor at noon where you get shuttle bus back to hotel in Hanoi. The rest of the afternoon is reserved as free & easy.
Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 21 | Hanoi - Departure

Meal: Breakfast
Breakfast is at hotel. Simply enjoy the rest of your free time in Hanoi before our driver (no guide) transfers you to airport for your flight back home.

Saying Goodbye to Beautiful Asia

+ Proposed Hotels

Note: The below selected hotels are standard 3* hotels we normally recommend and tour price will be quoted basing on these hotel categories or similar. If you prefer higher standard, 4 – 5* budgets or any luxury hotels in your mind, please don’t hesitate let us know then we will provide quotation accordingly.

Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

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Featuring 147 cozy and comfortable rooms with contemporary furnishings, Le Fenix Sukhumvit Hotel is the perfect choice for your next holiday. Major shopping, dining and entertainment facilities are also an easy walk from the hotel. This Sukhumvit Hotel is located just beside Levels Club, Oskars Restaurant & Bar, and offers easy access to Bumrungrad International Hospital.
http://lefenixbangkok.com

Hotel in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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A nice hotel that brings to fast modernizing Chiangrai an enhancing beauty and host of first class facilities. At the same time, guests enjoy the very personalized hospitality Thailand’s north has become famous for. The Hotel offers 260 beautiful and comfortable guest room decorated in a pleasing elegant northern motif.
https://www.wianginn.com

Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Star 15Star 15Star 15
One of Chiang Mai’s leading convention hotels, situated in the heart of the city. The hotel’s location is unique, sitting adjacent to Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex and just a walking distance from Nimmanhaemin rd. Surrounded by Chiang Mai’s best attraction and entertainment facilities, guests really are spoilt for choices.
https://lianhuahotel.com/index.php/en/

Hotel in Vientiane, Laos

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Boasting classic Lao architecture, it features an outdoor pool with an attached plunge pool, a spa, and rooms with private balconies. Rooms have stunning views either over the pond or pool or garden with fresh air from first and second floor. Locates centrally, close to boutique shops, galleries and super malls.
https://www.salanaboutique.com

Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos

Star 15Star 15Star 15
Built around three listed buildings. Its charm, its traditional architecture and exotic garden make it an ideal holiday resort, calm and serene, yet close to everything. Luang Prabang is the historic capital of Laos, the mecca of Buddhism, and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Most of its architectural treasures are within walking distance of the hotel.
http://www.sanctuaryhotelsandresorts.com/english/main/luang-prabang-hotels/about/

Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Ladear Angkor Boutique is a great choice for any traveler looking for the best value hotel in Siem Reap, in the great location and convenience walking to shopping areas. Nestled within private gardens, Ladear Angkor Boutique offers elegant and comfortable accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap. It features two outdoor swimming pools.
http://www.ladearangkorhotel.com

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Star 15