This 9-day luxury tour offers a sampler of the diverse cuisines, cultures, and landscapes of Southeast Asia, focusing on Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. The tour starts in Bangkok, Thailand, where you will explore the city’s stunning temples and palaces, take a canal tour, and experience the vibrant nightlife. You will then head to Chiang Mai to learn about northern Thai cuisine and spend a day at an elephant sanctuary. Next, you will fly to Hanoi, Vietnam, to explore the Old Quarter, attend a water puppet show, and cruise around the stunning Halong Bay. Finally, you will end your tour in Luang Prabang, Laos, where you will visit the city’s many temples, take a sunset cruise on the Mekong River, and visit the Kuang Si Waterfalls.
This luxury tour will give you a taste of the unique cultures and cuisines of Southeast Asia while experiencing the region’s stunning landscapes and attractions.
Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok, Thailand
- Arrive in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand and check-in at a luxurious hotel.
- Enjoy a welcome dinner of Thai cuisine and get a taste of the diverse flavors of the country.
Day 2: Bangkok City Tour
- Explore the stunning temples and palaces of Bangkok, including the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.
- Take a canal tour to get a glimpse of local life in the city’s waterways.
- In the evening, experience the vibrant nightlife of Bangkok.
Day 3: Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Fly to Chiang Mai, a charming city in the north of Thailand.
- Visit local markets and learn about the unique cuisine of northern Thailand.
- Take a cooking class and learn to make some traditional dishes.
Day 4: Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary
- Spend a day at an elephant sanctuary where you can feed, bathe, and interact with these gentle giants.
- Learn about the conservation efforts to protect these magnificent animals.
Day 5: Hanoi, Vietnam
- Fly to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
- Take a walking tour of the Old Quarter and try some of the local street food.
- Attend a water puppet show, a traditional form of Vietnamese entertainment.
Day 6: Halong Bay
- Take a scenic drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning limestone cliffs and emerald waters.
- Spend the day cruising around the bay, enjoying seafood meals and taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Day 7: Luang Prabang, Laos
- Fly to Luang Prabang, a charming city in Laos that is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Visit the Royal Palace Museum and the city’s many temples.
- Take a sunset cruise on the Mekong River.
Day 8: Kuang Si Waterfalls
- Visit the Kuang Si Waterfalls, a series of cascading turquoise pools surrounded by lush jungle.
- Take a refreshing swim and enjoy a picnic lunch.
- Return to Luang Prabang and explore the night market for some unique souvenirs.
Day 9: Departure
- Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for your next destination.
- Say goodbye to Southeast Asia with memories of the diverse cuisines, cultures, and landscapes you experienced on this luxury tour.