Got three weeks and about $100 per day in the travel fund? Here’s our suggestion for highlights of Thailand, Cambodia and both southern and northern Vietnam.
Rainbow Tourism Vietnam offers private departures for its most popular group tours, so grab your friends and passport and be off for an Asian Adventure with flair.
21-Day Itinerary from $2265 USD per person
Bangkok to Hanoi via Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Mekong Delta
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok
Pick up you at airport and transfer to hotel. Have dinner and free time at bar, pub at Suriwong areas. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok – Siem Reap
Have breakfast at hotel and check out for depart to Siem Reap 11.30am: Stop at Poipet border gate for lunch by yourself and get immigration into Cambodia.
3.30pm: Arrive Siem Reap, check in hotel and enjoy with Apsara traditional dance show with buffee dinner.
Day 3: Angkor temple all day
After breakfast at hotel, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom (Bayon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and Taprohm temple.
Have lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, the mother of all temple. Enjoy sunset over Angkor from Phnom Bakheng.
Free for dinner and shopping at night market. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siemreap – Phnom Penh
Breakfast at hotel and check out depart for Phnom Penh at 7.00am.
Arrive at 12.30pm, have lunch and check in hotel.
Afternoon, visit Wat Phnom pagoda, Cambodian Royal Palace and relax at a sauna and dinner at local restaurant.
Day 5: Phnom Penh – Saigon
Freetime in the morning for relax or shopping.
11.30am: Get bus to Saigon. Have lunch on way.
4.30pm: Arrive Saigon, check in hotel and have dinner. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Saigon city tour
After breakfast at hotel. Visit Giac Lam pagoda, Thien Hau temple and Nha rong wharf. Have lunch at local restaurant. And continues to visit Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office. The end for shopping at Ben Thanh Market.
Have dinner and overnight in Saigon.
Day 7: Mekong Delta trip day
Depart Saigon to Vinh Long province of Mekong Delta area.
Arrive at 9.30am, take a boat trip to discover the beautiful Cai Be float market with local people being selling, buying, exchange goods from their boats. Going to the local village to visit orchard, rice paper making and discover local life there.
Take a rowing along the narrow canal with beautiful scenery to see peaceful life of village. Have lunch with traditional foods of the south of Vietnam.
3.00pm: Back to Saigon from Cai Be Float market.
5.00pm: Arrive Saigon, free for leisure.
Day 8: Saigon – Phan Thiet
Breakfast at hotel and depart to Phan Thiet beach at 7.30am.
11.30am: Arrive Phan Thiet, check in the resort, have lunch and free for relax on beach.
Day 9: Phan Thiet
7.30am: After breakfast at hotel, free for swimming at the most beautiful beach in Vietnam. Have lunch at restaurant.
3.30pm: Visit fishing village, white sand dunes, Lotus lake, yellow sand dunes in the afternoon and back to resort. Have dinner and free.
Day 10: Phan Thiet – Nha Trang
Breakfast at hotel and free for relax. Have lunch and check out for depart to Nha Trang city at 1.30pm.
6.00pm: Arrive Nha Trang, check in hotel and have dinner. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 11: Nha Trang
After breakfast at hotel, enjoy Island tour: Visit Mun island, Mot island, lunch and enjoy floating mini-bar, the fishing village (caged fish breeding + local villager).
Finish at 4.00pm and back to hotel. Swimming at Nha Trang beach.
Day 12: Nha Trang – Hoi An
Breakfast and visit Nha Trang city with long Son pagoda, Hon Chong areas, Ponagar Tower and take a Mud-bath for relax.
7.00pm: Catch the sleeping bus to Hoi An. Overnight on bus.
Day 13: Hoi An
Arrive Hoi An at 6.30am. Check in hotel and have breakfast.
In the afternoon, discover Hoi An old town by cycling and relax at Cua Dai beach. Have dinner and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 14: Hoi an – Da Nang – Hue
Freetime at Hoi An.
Have lunch at local restaurant and move to Hue at 1.30pm.
Arrive Hue at 4.30pm. Check in hotel and have dinner with Hue traditional show on boat.
Day 15: City tour Hue
In the morning, visit Tu Duc, Minh Mang and Khai Ding emperor tomb. Have lunch at restaurant. In the afternoon: Visit Hue Citadel, Royal Palace and Thien Mu pagoda. Shopping at Dong Ba market.
Day 16: Hue – Hanoi
Breakfast at hotel and free to discover Hue city or relax at Thuan An beach (10km from centrel). Have lunch at restaurant.
6.00pm: Check out hotel and depart for Hanoi by sleeping bus. Overnight on bus.
Day 17: City tour in Hanoi
7.00am: Arrive Hanoi. Check in hotel and free time.
After lunch, Visit ethnology museum, Ba Dinh Square, One pillar pagoda and Sword Lake. Shopping at China town of Hanoi and the end with water pupet show at 6.30.
Have dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 18: Hanoi – Halong
8.00am: After breakfast at hotel, Tour guide and car will pick us up and we start our 3,5 hours drive to Halong City stopping on the way for some refreshments and local hospitality.
12.00am: Upon arrival at Halong City, we transfer to our boat for a cruise in the stunning Halong Bay. Sea food lunch will be served on board.
We will visit one of the most beautiful caves of Halong – Surprise Cave. Then our cruise is going to Titop island and beach for swimming or climb up to the top of the island for outstanding panoramic view of the Bay. Overnight on board.
Day 19: Halong – Hanoi
Enjoy a view with Halong bay sunrise and breakfast.
Take local bamboo boat to visit a tunnel cave – Green lagoon, one of highlight in Halong. Continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas – Bai Tu Long bay. Then return to harbour for lunch in Halong city.
Transfer back to Hanoi.
Day 20: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
Depart to Ninh Binh province (about 100km from Hanoi).
Arrive Ninh Binh andvisit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Vietnam from 10 century. Have lunch and boarding to visit Tam Coc with means literally “Three caves” – Halong Bay on land with green field of rice.
5.00pm: Back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi or catch the train to Sapa after dinner. Overnight on train with 4 beds- cabin share.
Day 21: Hanoi. The end of trip.
Free time until your departure.
Why choose a private tour? You choose the countries you want to see from one of our multi-day itineraries, then set your own departure date at guaranteed rates regardless of the season of travel.
- Same rate for private as group departures, same rate all year-round
- Gay guide-led side excursions available