About This Trip

21-Day tour featuring Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand

Delve into an ancient and mysterious world of rural landscapes, bustling cities, and fascinating history in Southeast Asia. From Hoan Kiem Lake and the Hoa Lo prison, to a street food adventure through the city, Vietnam’s balance of peace, modernism and prosperity engage your thoughts and senses. On a charming junk boat, bask in the serenity of Ha Long Bay. Find inspiration at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple, the world’s largest religious structure. A local Laotian family welcomes you into their home for dinner. Explore the hundreds of Buddhas found in the Pak Ou caves. This is an incomparable mosaic of culture and history that unfolds within a blink of the eye.

Dates & Prices

  • Tour A:
    Oct 7 2021 to Oct 25 2021
  • Tour B:
    Nov 4 2021 to Nov 22 2021
  • Tour C:
    Dec 30 2021 to Dec 17 2022
  • Land Only From: $4149 Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Internal airfare as noted in itinerary is included. Airfare to / from Vietnam and Thailand is additional and is available through Brekke Tours.
  • Single Room Supplement From: $800

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Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 16 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • 1 overnight cruise
  • Daily breakfast [B], 7 lunches [L] and 7 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Hanoi, Hoi An (walking tour), Ho Chi Minh City, Luang Prabang
  • Mekong Delta Cruise
  • Cruise to Pak Ou Caves
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ta Prohm, Terrace of the Leper King and the temples of Baphuon and Bayon, Visitor Center of APOPO, National Museum in Luang Prabang and Wat Xieng Thong monastery
  • Tour Director for Days 2 - 18
  • Tour information kit

Disclaimer

NOTE: Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for single, triple or child occupancy rates. Taxes and fees are additional for tours that feature a cruise; port taxes are not included in the prices shown. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.

Rates and schedules subject to availability and change without notice. Rate does not include airfare or additional hotel nights or sightseeing options.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: October 7 / November 4 / December 30 Overnight Flight

Set out on a journey that reveals the best of Southeast Asia. From the villages of Vietnam and the temples of Cambodia to the friendly locals of Laos and the lively energy of Thailand, embark on an unforgettable cultural adventure. Start your journey in Vietnam – where lush valleys and verdant fields create a beautiful country with a long and rich history.

Day 2: October 8 / November 5 / December 31 Hanoi, Vietnam - Tour Begins

Your tour opens in Hanoi. Layers of the city’s complex past can be found interwoven into its modern culture. Known for its French colonial architecture, tree-lined streets, and vibrant street food scene, Hanoi is Vietnam’s dynamic capital and second most populous city. Overnight at Mercure La Gare Hanoi.

Day 3: October 9 / November 6 / January 1 Hanoi

Start your morning with a city tour of Hanoi and the Old Quarter. Visit Ba Dinh Square and the Temple of Literature. Follow the meandering streets, decorated with temples and pagodas, and feast on the history before you. After working up an appetite, enjoy a walking food tour featuring some of Vietnam’s most famous dishes such as banh mi and pho. Enjoy coffee and views of Hoan Kiem Lake – the “Lake of the Restored Sword” – at a rooftop café. Later this evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 4: October 10 / November 7 / January 2 Hanoi

Your day starts at the infamous Hoa Lo Prison. This historic site, dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” by American POWs, is now a museum that tells the story of colonial history from the Vietnamese perspective. Following your visit, sit down with a local veteran from the Vietnam War to chat and connect with him as he recounts his history.

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Day 5: October 11 / November 8 / January 3 Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

Journey to Ha Long Bay and board a charming junk boat for an overnight cruise - the perfect vantage point for soaking up the landscape. Once on board, enjoy a feast of fresh seafood as you sail past vistas of low green mountains, small villages, hundreds of islands, and limestone peaks jutting out from the sea. Disembark to discover the wonders of nature, history, and archaeology. Back on board, sit back and relax as the sounds and peaceful sway of the boat lull you to sleep. Overnight on board boat.

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Day 6: October 12 / November 9 / January 4 Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An

Your day begins with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Then, it’s your choice! Explore vibrant waters by traditional row boat -OR- see it from the seat of a kayak. Cruise back to the harbor and return to Hanoi. Fly to Da Nang and travel to Hoi An (UNESCO), an ancient trading port. Enjoy a savory meal at a local restaurant. Overnight at La Siesta Hoi An Resort And Spa.

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Day 7: October 13 / November 10 / January 5 Hoi An

Explore the flavors of Hoi An. Board a basket boat and journey along the Co Co River for an immersive cooking class. Learn how to catch seafood in the river and grind rice into flour. Use your ingredients to cook four classic dishes which you’ll enjoy for lunch. Continue with a moving experience at a local café and celebrate the work of talented artisans that create sustainable and fair-trade products. Before you leave, take part in an immersive lantern-making experience and create colorful beacons of prosperity. Later, on a walking tour of the old town, stroll by the ornate Chinese-style temple Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and a 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. End at the vibrant market on the banks of the Thu Bon.

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Day 8: October 14 / November 11 / January 6 Hoi An

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the magic of Hoi An. Walk along the canals that cut through Ancient Town on your own, uncovering a preserved history interwoven into the modern way of life. Perhaps you’ll visit an art gallery, wander through a cultural museum, or go shopping for the perfect souvenir.

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Day 9: October 15 / November 12 / January 7 Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Leave Hoi An and fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the energetic urban capital formerly known as Saigon. On an eye-opening city tour, you’ll see the Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral,* and the Reunification Palace. Head over to explore treasures from local vendors on display at the Old Market in District 1. Overnight at Novotel Saigon Centre.

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Day 10: October 16 / November 13 / January 8 Excursion to Mekong Delta

Take to the waters of the famous Mekong Delta. As you sail along, your guide will delve into the history and culture of the region. Find lush tropical gardens, local markets, and a bustling energy that gives an intriguing peek into everyday life. Discover the region’s cottage industry with a visit to a coconut candy factory and learn how this confection is made. Enjoy lunch featuring southern Vietnamese cuisine before traveling back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 11: October 17 / November 14 / January 9 Ho Chi Minh City

Spend your morning at the Cu Chi Tunnels, a maze of underground passageways used as hideouts by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City before your dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 12: October 18 / November 15 / January 10 Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap, Cambodia

This afternoon, board your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia’s gateway to the wonders of Angkor. In this ancient city, you’ll discover a world where colonial and Chinese architecture melds into a sophisticated urban and culinary scene. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant accompanied by a traditional Khmer dance performance. Overnight at Tara Angkor Hotel.

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Day 13: October 19 / November 16 / January 11 Excursion to Angkor Wat

Depart for a sunrise at Angkor Wat, a perfect example of classic Khmer architecture. Enter its eastern gate and exit to the west, watching the sunlight dance along stones. Have breakfast back at the hotel before returning to Angkor. Later, visit Ta Prohm, a sprawling monastic complex that is overgrown with jungle. At Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmers, visit the Terrace of the Leper King and the temples of Baphuon and Bayon, 11th- and 12th-century masterpieces at the center of the city.

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Day 14: October 20 / November 17 / January 12 Excursion to Preah Dak

Start your day at the Visitor Center of APOPO, where “hero rats” are trained to navigate minefields and save lives. Learn about the country’s history with war and meet the professional rats at a demonstration. Continue to the village of Preah Dak to see how Nom Banh Jok (rice noodles) are created. Get a peek into the local culture at the palm sugar market, where tree sap is gathered and cooked for sugar. Make your way to Les Chantiers Ecoles, where local apprentices are trained in fine arts, and peruse the different workshops of sculpture, carving, and more.

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Day 15: October 21 / November 18 / January 13 Siem Reap - Luang Prabang, Laos

Connect with locals at the JWOC Community Center** and learn about their ongoing projects. Your day continues with a flight to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos. Get acquainted with the city with your guide. Then, it’s your choice! Venture into the lively outdoor markets at night -OR- return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Overnight at Souphattra Hotel Luang Prabang.

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Day 16: October 22 / November 19 / January 14 Luang Prabang

Hop into a tuk tuk with a guide and make your way to the city center, including a visit to the National Museum – the former Royal Palace. Continue to Wat Xieng Thong monastery, decorated in eye-catching gold. Meander along the Nam Khan River to Wat Khili, highlighting the local culture and history. After lunch, cruise to the Pak Ou Caves, shrouded in mystery and home to thousands of Buddha statues. End your day with a home-hosted dinner and traditional Baci ceremony – celebrating a significant event in someone’s life.

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Day 17: October 23 / November 20 / January 15 Excursion to Ban Long Lao

Begin your morning with a traditional alms offering, gathering with monks before exploring a nearby market. After breakfast back at the hotel, journey to a traditional Hmong hill tribe village in Ban Long Lao and get to know the tribe and their way of life. Set out on an easy hike*** through lush jungle and panoramic mountain scenery to the incredible Kuang Si Waterfall. After a picnic lunch, return to Luang Prabang.

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Day 18: October 24 / November 21 / January 16 Luang Prabang - Bangkok, Thailand

Board your flight to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. A feast for the senses, this bustling city on the banks of the Chao Phraya River blends cosmopolitan sophistication with a strong sense of history and tradition. Tonight, join your fellow travelers and toast to the end of your adventure on a Klong dinner cruise. Overnight Rembrandt Hotel.

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Day 19: October 25 / November 22 / January 17 Bangkok - Depart

Return home with memories of your travels through the kingdoms of Southeast Asia.

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