The Best Vietnam Cambodia Laos Tour for the First-time Travelers

This 12-day trip is designed for those make their first trips to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, combining the most popular destinations of the three countries.

You will first visit Cambodia, to admire its world-famed Angkor Wat, and enjoy landmarks of Phnom Penh. Then travel to Hanoi and Halong Bay to enjoy a fantastic boat trip. When in Laos, you won’t miss the best of Vietiane and Luang Prabang, including Wat Si Saket, Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Kuang Si Waterfalls and more.
Travel Route: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Day: 12
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Admire the world-famous Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Explore the splendid Angkor Wat, and visit the Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei, Baphuon Temple, Bayon Temple etc.

Get to Know Cambodia from the Capital

Visit Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia to know more about this land in both its glorious and dark sides.

Enjoy the Unique Karst Landscape of Halong Bay

Cruise on the turquoise sea to closely enjoy the stunning landscapes of the limestone peaks.

Explore Laos' famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang

Visit the wonderful Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Aham and other Buddshist temples, and discover Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Angkor Wat
Halong Bay
Morning Alms on the street

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Welcome to Cambodia!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Siem Reap International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Siem Reap Tour (Angkor Wat)
Today, you will enjoy a full-day trip to Angkor Wat, the will of the Khmer Empire that once ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Your morning will begin with a tour of Ta Prohm, a site wrapped in giant silk-cotton trees and strangler figs through which you'll feel like you're in a Tomb Raider setting.
Then you will come to Banteay Kdei, a smaller version of Ta Prohm. You will go through the Victory Gate, Terrace of the Leper King, Royal Palace, Baphuon Temple, and Bayon Temple. Weaving and climbing through winding tunnels and secret chambers, you can experience the mystery of the land up close.
After lunch, you'll have the whole afternoon to explore Angkor Wat, peering through the intricate and ancient stone carvings to see how it once flourished.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Banteay Kdei is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia.
Day 3: Siem Reap Tour (Banteay Srei, Tonle Sap Lake)
After breakfast, you will first visit Banteay Srei. This temple, built in 976 AD and carved out of red sandstone, is one of the three sacred temples in Cambodia and is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
In the afternoon, you will visit Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You will enjoy the beautiful lake view and mangrove forests on a boat trip. Then, you will visit Kampong Phluk village on the lake to discover the life of the local people who live on the water.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
Day 4: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
Today, you will take a long drive from Siem Reap to Phom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
After checking in at the hotel, you will visit the Royal Palace, where the Khmer royal family lives, and the Silver Pagoda with about 5,000 silver tiles on the floor. Then, you will visit one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh, the Wat Phnom Temple.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace
Day 5: Phnom Penh to Hanoi
Say goodbye to Cambodia and welcome to Vietnam!
Today you are free to arrange your time until the guide transfer you to the airport for your flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi to Halong Bay
After breakfast, you will transfer to Halong Bay, the spectacular World Heritage-listed site. You will board a traditional wooden junk boat and explore the jade waters studded with karst islands.
After lunch onboard, you will visit Trinh Nu Cave to see the stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Then, you can go swimming or kayaking as you like in your free time.
Stay overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay.
The stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 7: Halong Bay and back to Hanoi
In the morning, you can join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck of the Junk boat. The time before we leave for the train station is your free time. You can enjoy a refreshing morning swim or take one last look at Halong Bay.
On the way back to the harbor, you will explore Surprise Cave, also known as Sung Sot Cave. It is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. You will be amazed by the stunning karst limestone with neon lights.
After that, you will transfer back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck.
Day 8: Hanoi to Vientiane
Say goodbye to Vietnam and welcome to Laos!
Today, you will take a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Vientiane Wattay International Airport and take you to your hotel.
After checking into the hotel, you could take a sightseeing tour of the city. You will visit Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in Laos with thousands of Buddhist images. After that, you will visit That Luang Stupa and Patuxay Monument.
Later, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset over the Mekong River.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.
Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in Laos.
Day 9: Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Today, you will take a morning flight to Luang Prabang.
After checking into the hotel, you will start the city tour by visiting the Royal Palace Museum, where you can see many interesting artifacts, such as traditional costumes, jewelry, ornaments, rare furniture, etc.
Then, you will visit Wat Xieng Thong, which is the most famous and beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. Built-in 1560, the temple is a distillation of the ancient temple architecture style. Here, you can appreciate the classical Laotian aesthetics up close, from the roofs sweeping low to the ground to the gold pillars carved with patterns.
After that, you will move on to the Wat Wisunarat Temple and Wat Aham with impressive stupas.
In the afternoon, you will head to the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn more about Laos’ ethnic cultures and continue to visit the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek.
Later, you will get back to the city and visit Wat Mai before climbing up Mount Phousi. You will be indulged in the sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
At night, you can explore the Night Market, where you will find kinds of handmade textiles, homemade handicrafts, etc.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Royal Palace now is the National Museum in Luang Prabang.
Day 10: Luang Prabang
Before breakfast at the hotel, you will first partake in a Morning Alms (Sai Bat) on the street.
Then, after having breakfast, you will go to take a 2-hour boat trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Cave. En route, you will not only enjoy the scenery along the Mekong River but also see how the locals lead their life at the riverside.
Later, you will explore the Pak Ou Cave, where a number of gold lacquered Buddha statues are. Also, you will stop at Ban Xanghai village to try some local homemade rice wine. On the way back to Luang Prabang, you will take a short stop at Ban Xang Khong, which is well known for its traditional Saa Jute paper-making.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Ban Xang Hai is also named the Whiskey Village
Day 11: Luang Prabang
Today’s trip starts with a morning visit to the Phousi Market, a local market where you can find almost everything there. It is a way to get close to the local life.
Then, you will visit Kuang Si Waterfalls. You can enjoy the natural scenery, take some exciting outdoor activities, or just relax yourself in the park.
Before getting back to Luang Prabang, you will visit the Black Hmong Ethnic Village to see how the ethnic group live in that natural environment.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Luang Prabang town.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
The stunning natural scenery of Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 12: Luang Prabang Departure
Say goodbye to Vietnam!
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private transfer and English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Flight and train tickets mentioned in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos Travel Restriction

In an effort to restart tourism and help the local economy recover, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos have lowered COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Before entering Vietnam you will need to purchase travel insurance with COVID-19 full coverage and download and use the “PC-Covid Viet Nam” Mobile app in order to enter the country.

To enteri Cambodia, you need to provide the vaccination certificate. If this is not available, you will need to take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival in Cambodia.

And while entering Laos, you need to provide a valid vaccination certificate or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (no more than 48 hours before arriving) and register it online with a health declaration form. Then, you will get a QR code to show on arrival.

We are well aware of the need for safety in traveling abroad in the post-pandemic era. We will provide you with one-to-one travel consultant service throughout the whole process to assist you in completing the visa application and proof of vaccination required by the destination quickly and safely. Professional local guides, drivers, and other services will escort your trip.

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