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Southeast Asia Holiday 21 Days



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Mr. Phan Duc Son

Haivenu Tours

A Tailor-made specialist offering private tours and travel throughout Vietnam

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Southeast Asia Holiday 21 Days

Covering an arc of geography and culture in this wonderfully diverse region, this Southeast Asia Holiday gives you a broad view of many destinations. In Bangkok, view gilded temples and palaces, as well as travelling hidden canals by long-tail boat. View the solemn relics of Thailand’s ancient capital Ayutthaya, and cruise the Chao Phraya River back into Bangkok. Explore the wonders of Angkor Wat and other nearby temple ruins in Siem Reap, Cambodia, as well as the sights of the small but vibrant capital city of Phnom Penh. In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, view war history sites and experience the driving commercial energy which has transformed this city within a few short decades. Enjoy sampling local cuisine specialties in south, central and northern Vietnam. From the charming town of Hoi An, you can head for the beach, experience the local lifestyle, or simply stroll the small cobbled streets of this picturesque ancient town. Explore Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, along with the lakes and parks for which the capital is known. Cruise the grandeur of Halong Bay, viewing rugged karst islands from the comfort of your cruise vessel. It’s a grand tour and there is no time to waste.


Bangkok Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Bangkok. You’ll have time to relax after the journey. You’ll spend the night in Bangkok

Bangkok for 3 nights

Bangkok city tour

Today you explore the city with your guide by private vehicle. We will start to visit the beautiful and vibrant 24 hour flower market. Here restaurants, hotels and florist come to buy their daily stock of fresh locally grown flowers. It’s then on to the famous Wat Pho with its massive golden reclining Buddha. Your guide will be able to explain more about the religion that covers this region. Wat Pho is also known as the Home of Thai Massage, as the training center here is world renowned for its levels of excellence. It’s then into a local tuk tuk, for an exhilarating transfer to the Grand Palace. The Palace is the royal and religious heart of the country, with the revered Jade Buddha taking pride of place next to the The Palace is the royal and religious heart of the Royal Coronation Rooms. There are some dress code restrictions applied to visits to the Grand Palace, so please discuss this with your guide before setting off for the day. You then take a shuttle boat across the river to enjoy a Thai lunch in a riverside restaurant that is set up in an old teak house. Famous for its views and delicious food, you have time to enjoy the river drifting by before boarding a private longtail boat which takes you on a relaxing ride through the many klongs (canals) that cover the city. The rapid transformation from vibrant city to relaxing suburbia with gilded temples, stilted house, giant basking monitor lizards and old men fishing from the walkways is remarkable. During your hour long exploration you will have time to feed some of the giant catfish that live in the water here before disembarking and making your way back to your hotel. You return to your hotel in the late afternoon and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your leisure. Your morning guide will be happy to make recommendations to you for options to fill your time. You will spend the night in Bangkok. Read more

Bangkok for 3 nights


Leaving Bangkok in the early morning, you reach the ancient Capital of Ayutthaya and visit the most important monuments, evidence of the greatness of the bygone time when Ayutthaya was said to be the most splendid city in Asia and one of the biggest in the world. You will visit the Wat Phra Sri Samphet, Phra Chedi Suriyothai, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Mahathat, Wat Yai Cha Mongkol. You proceed to visit Bang Pa In, once the Royal summer residence, which features of a collection of several buildings built in Western, Chinese and Thai styles. You board then on the Grand Pearl Cruise for a relaxing cruise on the Chao Phraya to return to Bankgok [during the cruise you will be able to appreciate the serene life of the villages built along the banks of the river and the gradual passage from the ancient and rural life to the bustling and modern Capital city]. You’ll spend the night in Bangkok. Read more

Bangkok for 3 nights

Bangkok/Siem Reap

You’ll be free for leisure until you are picked up to the airport to take your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap International Airport, you will be met on arrival and transferred to hotel. You’ll spend the night in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap for 3 nights

Siem Reap/Tonle Sap Lake/Ben

After breakfast, your guide and driver will drive you 50km through the countryside, the rice fields alongside the Kulen Mountain range to Beng Mealea Temple complex. Beng Mealea is almost the size of Angkor Wat and is one of the largest ensembles build during Khmer reign and still seldom visited. Its galeries, pools, libraries and sancturies lie under fig-tree roots and creepers and are waiting to be discovered. The decoration of Beng Mealea is simple but you can find bas-reliefs showing scenes from the Khmer Mythology. You’ll have a picnic lunch and drive back to Siem Reap in the afternoon. you’ll be driven to Siem Reap River and Wat Athovea. There, you’ll embark for a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake, a natural reservoir that partly controls the level of floods in the Mekong Delta, and visit a floating fishing village en-route. You’ll return to your Siem Reap downtown for relaxing. Your overnight accommodation will be in Siem Reap. Read more

Siem Reap for 3 nights

Siem Reap/Angkor

Your day will be devoted to the Temple complex, of which Angkor Wat is a key element. You’ll begin with a visit to Angkor Thom, starting with the Bayon, a bizarre structure of several architectural changes reflecting a switch from Hinduism (the foundations) to Buddhism (the superstructure). Your next visit will be to the Elephant and Leper King Terraces followed by the Baphoun Temple, which is now nearing the end of an eight-year multi-million dollar restoration program. In the afternoon, you’ll explore Angkor Wat itself, the largest, and for most people, the most impressive temple in the complex. As dusk nears, a walk to the summit of Phnom Bakheng Hill will afford a panorama of the whole complex lit by the rays of the setting sun, weather permitting of course. Your overnight accommodation will be in Siem Reap. Read more

Siem Reap for 3 nights

Siem Reap/Phnom Penh

Then morning transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Arriving at Phnom Penh airport in Phnom Penh, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. you’ll much at local restaurant and The day will be taken to visit the National Museum where exhibits 5000 objects including Angkorian era statues, lingas, artefacts – most notably the legendary statue of the 'Leper King" - and a good collection of pieces from later periods. You'll call in at the Royal Palace and the neary by Silver Pagoda. Relax and You’ll spend the night in Phnom Penh. Read more

Phnom Penh for 1 night

Phnom Penh/Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, your guide will show you Wat Phnom and the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum... In the afternoon, your time will be your own until your driver arrives at your hotel to take you to Phnom Penh airport for your departure flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After transferring to your Ho Chi Minh City central hotel and checking-in, you’ll be free for a preliminary wander around District 1. Your overnight stay will be in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more

Ho Chi Minh City 5 nights

Ho Chi Minh City Orientation

After breakfast, your guide will arrive to show you around Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll visit the Reunification Hall – an early colonial masterpiece constructed to accommodate the Governor –general of Indochina. The Museum of War Remnants provides a very partial, but riveting, perspective of the ‘American War’: not for the squeamish! The Binh Tay market and the China Town are worth a stroll to explore the local daily life and the culture mix. After lunch, you’ll visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. You’ll also call in at the Jade Emperor Temple. It’s one of the best Taoist temples in Vietnam, with superb effigies, remarkable carved panels of the descent to Hell and somewhat incongruous terrapin and tortoise sanctuaries. You’ll then return your hotel for freshen up or wander around the huge Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City, is packed with every conceivable commodity. You’ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more

Ho Chi Minh City 5 nights
DAY 10

Cu Chi tunnels by speedboat

At 7.10am your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and drive you to board your speedboat at Ho Chi Minh City’s central pier. Within just 15 minutes cruising, you’ll begin to see the riverbanks transition from city buildings to lush jungle. Fresh pastries and local fruits will be served with Vietnamese coffee on the boat, as your guide explains some of the rural traditions and unique aspects of riverbank life. You will arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels much earlier than people traveling by car, and will thus be able to enjoy the site while it is quiet. Explore the Byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialise as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, and vanish with equal rapidity. After lunch, you will return to Ho Chi Minh City. Read more

Ho Chi Minh City 5 nights
DAY 11

Nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City by vespa

You’ll be free for your own activities until 18.00. In the evening, at 18.00 you’ll then be picked up at hotel for Vespa tour. Your first stop is to Café zoom to "watch the world goes by" (quoted by The Lonely Planet) and enjoy cocktail and appetizer (inclusive) before adventuring into favorite local eating spot. You’ll experience the nightlife of Saigon the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Then the tour will continue to a hidden Vietnamese-style coffee shop to have a taste of Vietnamese music (live) as a local. Your overnight stay will be in Ho Chi Minh City. The tour will start with a ride to part Chinatown and then heading to District 4 through busy streets and alleys to see the night life of locals and enjoy street sea- food and cold drinks, places that foreigner won't be found. Leaving district 4 to district 3 the tour pass through downtown district 1 to take in the sights on the way to Banh Xeo, specialty of Saigon, and southern food with the locals. Read more

Ho Chi Minh City 5 nights
DAY 12

Ho Chi Minh City free day

You’ll be free for your own activities. Your overnight stay will be in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City 5 nights
DAY 13

Ho Chi Minh City/Danang/Hoi An

You’ll be free util you are driven to the airport to take your flight to Danang. Upon arriving in Danang, you’ll visit Marble Mountains, where you can explore temples built inside the caves pocketing the mountain and take in spectacular views of the expanding city of Danang and the famous My Khe Beach before leaving for Hoi An. Your guide will meet you to show you the Ancient Town and explain its considerable significance in the history of Vietnam. The ancient architecture of Hoi An is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional buildings with Chinese and Japanese influence. There’s plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, Pottery Museum, 200 years old Tan Ky House, Chua Ong Pagoda and vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls, which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. You’ll understand why many visitors come to Hoi An again and again. Your overnight will be in Hoi An. Hoi An town is a UNESCO World Heritage area. An ancient trading port, once the largest in Indochina, Hoi An was a meeting point for many cultures that left their mark in the different architectural features of its wooden buildings. The original traditional street pattern still exists, as does the quay that once welcomed ships from all over East Asia and beyond. Many remained there for months at a time, waiting for favourable trade winds to carry them home. There are plenty of good restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and price levels. The town is also a good place for shopping for silk. You can have your clothes tailor-made within a day or two at reasonable cost. Read more

Hoi An for 2 nights
DAY 14

Discover Hoi An countryside and islands

Setting off from Café Zoom in Hoi An, we ride over the bridge to Cam Kim island into the beautiful rural countryside, riding along the river, then stopping off at an Ancestral House and a traditional boat builders yard (seasonal) before we set off to explore the sleepy island villages. Zig-zag through breathtaking scenery of rice paddies and farmland, taking stops along the way to learn from friendly local families the art of mat weaving, farming and how to make (and eat) the perfect Banh Dap (rice cracker). After our snack, we ride out riverside to cross a spectacular & adrenalin pumping 300 metre long bamboo bridge to the opposing landscape of the seaboard side of the island. We make our way to the coast at the Thu Bon river mouth, along roads lined with Casuarina Pine & Cashew Nut Trees . Riding into a small village, we stop at a local café to fuel up on local drip-coffee & learn the art of coffee roasting. Then, it's up high and over the new bridge offering spectacular panoramic views of Hoi An, which takes us to the water coconut palm fringed Cam Thanh and then on to a delicious local lunch at a pictureseque setting in Hoi An. (seasonal). Read more

Hoi An for 2 nights
DAY 15

Hoi An/Hue

In the morning, your car will arrive to drive you to Hue. On the way, you'll cross the high mountain pass of Hai Van. The views from the top are excellent – you should be able to see Lang Co beach and village, and the lagoon far below. You’ll visit Imperial of Citadel and Dong Ba market. You’ll spend the night in Hue. Read more

Hue for 1 nights
DAY 16


Your morning will be taken up by a cruise along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. You’ll visit he Royal Tombs of Emperor Minh Mang and Emperor Khai Dinh. The two mausoleums span the long reign of the Nguyen King’s imperial dynasty – the contrast is stark. Each Royal mausoleum reflects the personality of the Emperor it commemorates. The most majestic is that of Emperor Minh Mang, a staunch follower of Confucianism with many wives, concubines and a small army of children. Planned by the Emperor and built shortly after his death in formal Chinese style, it’s opulent and exotic, and a good example of classic Sino-Vietnamese architecture. In complete contrast to Emperor Ming Mang’s flamboyant creation, the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh is an unprepossessing concrete construction on the side of a wide valley. Its interest lies in the uneasy combination of Vietnamese and European features, the use of fragments of ceramics and glass for decoration, and the striking views from the courtyard in front of the mausoleum. You’ll be driven to the airport to take your flight to Hanoi Arriving Hanoi, you’ll meet your tour guide. You’ll be driven to your hotel. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi. Read more

Hanoi for 3 nights
DAY 17

Hanoi Orientation/street food tour

You’ll have the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city. Your guide will take you to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century, and a popular attraction, as is Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Followed by a visit to the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest in Hanoi, on the banks of Hanoi’s Ho Tay (West) Lake. After lunch, you’ll drive to one of these places: • The Hoa Lo Prison – better known by captured US pilots as the ‘Hanoi Hilton’. • The History or Fine Arts or Vietnam Military History Museum [formerly Army Museum] – large, but many interesting exhibits • The Women’s Museum – small, but a fascinating narrative of the role of women in Vietnam, particularly during the war The bustling Old Quarter is a magnet for visitors, it’s noisy and hectic, but definitely a ‘must-see’ attraction. The Old Quarter is a maze of shopping streets and restaurants with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops and cottages, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. The day also includes a ‘Street Life’ experience. You’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around the back streets in and nearby the Old Quarter. A street food brunch is included – take your pick from traditional Hanoi Pho (beef noodle soup), Nom (green papaya salad with seasoned beef), Banh Goi (pillow-shaped rice pastry with minced pork and mushroom), Banh Cuon (hot rice paper with pork and fried onion) or Bun Cha (fresh noodle with grilled pork). If you’re hungry, try two or three varieties – they’re snacks rather than a meal. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi. Read more

Hanoi for 3 nights
DAY 18

Free day in Hanoi

You’ll be free for leisure. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi.

Hanoi for 3 nights
DAY 19

Hanoi/Ha Long/Bai Tu Long Bay

After breakfast, you’ll leave for Ha Long Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. There you’ll board a private wooden junk that takes you through Bai Tu Long Bay area. You’ll then continue your cruise to the bay’s most deserted areas with opportunities to swim at quiet sandy beaches at Hon Co island [weather permits] or visit one of the least visited caves, Thien Canh Son. The route is designed to avoid the busy areas and includes a very quiet location for your overnight stay. For your two-day Ha Long excursion, you'll board the Prince Junk, one of the best wooden boats on the Bay. The boat has four cabins, accommodating for up to eight people, so you're likely to be joining other travellers for the cruise. The cabins are air-conditioned and have windows overlooking the bay. The floor area of the cabin is about 10 m2, furnished with two twin beds or a double queen size bed. The interior panelling, floor and furniture are made from hard wood. The cabin has a wardrobe, pillows, white cotton sheets, and an en-suite toilet and shower with a good selection of high-quality toiletries. All meals, usually based on fresh seafood, will be provided on board. Kayaking is available and included in the price. Read more

Halong for 1 night
DAY 20

Bai Tu Long Bay/Ha Long/Hanoi

You’ll wake in the fresh air of the bay with a swim or you can relax on the sundeck. After breakfast, you’ll continue your cruise to visit Vung Vieng fishing village where you’ll have an opportunity to explore the village and the hidden lagoon in a rustic rowing boat. You will check out of the cabin and cruise towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served. You’ll arrive back the dock around noon whereupon you’ll be picked up to return to Hanoi. After arriving at your hotel in the mid-afternoon, the remainder of the day will be your own. Your overnight accommodation will be in Hanoi. Read more

Hanoi for 1 night
DAY 21

Hanoi Departure

You’ll be free for your own activities until your driver come to pick you up to the airport to take your departure flight.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 4
Location Siem Reap
Day 7
Location Phnom Penh
Day 8
Location Ho Chi Minh
Day 13
Location Hoi An
Day 15
Location Hue
Hotel Saigon Morin
Day 16
Location Hanoi
Day 19
Location Halong Bay
Day 20
Location Hanoi


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Boat cruises as specified in the programme. All Ha Long Bay boats will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
  • Flight tickets (economy): Bangkok – Siem Reap, Siem Reap - Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City – Danang and Hue - Hanoi, including airport taxes
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available and full board on the boat in Ha Long Bay.
  • VAT and other taxes

Package excludes

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Visas
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance.


6 Reviews

Tina, United States

Was awesome. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and definitely made sure things ran smoothly. The travel agents were especially helpful for getting my friends and I approved for our updated visas on such a short notice. Overall great trip and will def recommend it.

Seth, United States

The trip went smoothly and the women who organized the trip, was extremely responsive by email and was able to make numerous changes to the proposed itinerary without issue. Overall the trip was moderately priced and there were no major snags. I have two main complaints. First was that we spent two nights sleeping on a train. I have spent many nights on a train and do not have issue with this in itself. However, when my brother and I arrived to the train, I was surprised to see that instead of having a private cabin, we were booked into a small cabin that slept 4 people and we had both an upper and lower bunk. This is a mode of travel usually reserved for back-packers and that constituted the other 98% of people on the train. Fortunately, the people who we shared the train with on both legs of the trip were nice but this does not constitute "luxury" travel which is what I expect when booking on this site and is what I specified to our agent when I set up the trip with her. Although my brother and I are in our early 40s and can easily hop up and down from the top bunk in the middle of the night, this may be a major issue with many people. In retrospect, this information was buried in the fine print, but I would have been more than happy to spend the extra $75-$100 each way for a private cabin if I was given that option. In addition, when were arriving to Lo Cai, we were told that we had an area to shower and refresh. To do so, we were directed to a room just above the restaurant in which we were having breakfast. The room that we were sent to was filthy and dingy. I have travelled to many parts of the world and have showered in many places but this was truly nasty. In addition, the towels that we were provided were little more than falling apart rags, but at least they were dry. My brother, who is relatively adventurous, refused to use the facilities. Again, this would have been fine when I was 20 and backpacking, but when I book a luxury vacation, this is not acceptable. The kicker is that Hanoi to Sapa is only 3.5 hours by car and I would have been much happier to sleep in a nice hotel and drive instead of taking the train. Other than that, the tour was fine. I was happy that I booked my own hotel rooms. Read more

Amy, United States

Our tour operator was very responsive and accommodating throughout the entire planning process. She incorporated our requests flawlessly into the itinerary and worked with us on changes until we were satisfied with the final itinerary. She was also available to assist us with last minute flight changes/delays/cancellations by contacting our tour guide to inform of changes and make sure that we had someone waiting for us at the airport when we arrived. She made sure we had all the information needed before the trip including the names and contact numbers of the tour guides assigned to our trip and the names and addresses of the hotel we would be staying. Our tour operator also contacted us after the trip to inquire about our trip and to make sure that everything went as expected and planned. She was very responsive to our comments and suggestions and worked expeditiously to resolve our concerns. We look forward to working with her again to plan our next trip. Read more


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