A Glimpse Of Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam 2 - Weeks Itinerary
Recently, we have received a lot of requests for a tour in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Many guests are asking for a trip for “3 countries”, which means 3 in 1. You do not have to reserve many bookings and struggle with where to go and what to eat and visit. This Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam 2 - week itinerary will feed your convenience and you can save the time of planning for relaxing and joining a trip to unique places with professional services.
- Day 1: Bangkok
- Day 2: Bangkok day tour (Floating market, Elephant riding, and whitewater rafting)
- Day 3: Chiang Mai trekking trip
- Day 4: Chiang Mai trekking and whitewater rafting
- Day 5: Siem Reap
- Day 6: Siem Reap Temple Discovery Tour
- Day 7: Ho Chi Minh
- Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel and sight-seeing tour full day
- Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh
- 10. Ho Chi Minh city - Hoi An
- Day 11: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary
- Day 12: Hanoi
- Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay
- Day 14: Halong bay – Hanoi
- Day 15: Depart
Within 2 weeks, you can discover all the specialties of 3 countries Vietnam Cambodia Thailand have to offer. Below is our recommendation on the itinerary to these amazing destinations.
Day 1: Bangkok
Your Thailand Cambodia Vietnam itinerary starts from Bangkok. On your arrival at Bangkok airport, you will be picked up by our driver then he drives you to your hotel in Bangkok. After checking into the hotel, you have free time to walk around to explore the city and enjoy the street food there. This is the first experience with the local food of your journey.
Bangkok is known as "Venice of the East"
Optional: Bangkok Street Food tour
In the time of starving, let’s join the street food tour to fill up your stomach and taste the special flavors of Thai food. The tour experiences 8 dishes and 2 drinks, and you will understand what you are eating, their flavor and their history, and also, Thai people and culture through the story of local hosts. Chinese herbal tea, roasted duck rice, coconut ice cream, Thai – Indian curry are some of the highlight dishes in this wonderful trip.
Day 2: Bangkok day tour (Floating market, Elephant riding, and whitewater rafting)
Between 6:15 and 7:00, our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel.
Joining this day tour, you will get to experience rowing around the famous Floating Market in Damnoen Saduak, observing locals selling and exchanging goods from their boats.
Besides, you will also have a great time strolling between the many vibrant stalls and soak up the unique atmosphere of this magical place. After the market, you’ll travel to the banks of the River Kwai where you will take lunch beneath the famous bridge.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The tour will then take you to the local Elephant Camp where you will take a ride through the jungle before helping to bathe these gentle giants in the river. You will also take a ride on a traditional bamboo raft. You will return by minibus to the Khaosan Road area of Bangkok around 19:30.
On the next day, you catch a 1-hour flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, a trekking trip is waiting for you there.
Day 3: Chiang Mai trekking trip
We will pick you up at the airport on your arrival then transfer you to your hotel in Chiang Mai. You may put down your luggage at your hotel, enjoy breakfast then get ready for the trekking to Chiang Mai.
About 9:00, we will pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai then we are going on the domestic route along a steep road that will bring us to Mork Fa waterfall where you can swim in this relaxing place with wonderful views.
After the funny time at the waterfall, it’s time for lunch, which is served at a local restaurant. It must be an authentic Thai food time for you to taste and remember this unforgettable trip. And then, we are heading to the trekking meeting point. Our guide will lead the way and you will now be hiking through the amazing places. There are 2 options for you to choose from easy trekking or hard trekking. Hard trekking requires more serious hiking through the jungles but it’s nice to try if this is your first time in Chiang Mai. If you choose easy trekking, we will reach a village of the Lahu hill tribe after about 2.5 hours. If you choose the hard trekking, we will reach a village of the Karen hill tribe after about 3.5 hours.
Hard trekking to meet Karen hill tribe people
You will spend the night in a homestay in the local village You will have the chance to take a shower and refresh yourself and we will prepare dinner for you. Do not forget to try some beers and hang out with other people.
Day 4: Chiang Mai trekking and whitewater rafting
The village will wake you up with the sound of nature. Let’s get up early (if you can), then walk around and breathe the pure atmosphere there.
After breakfast, you go to join a challenging activity, which is river rafting. Each bamboo raft can accommodate 6-8 persons and their luggage, which is placed on a rack in the middle of the boat so that it is safe from the water.
We will raft along the Mae Tang river for about 2 hours (depending on the season) towards a Shan village. This is one of the best highlights in Thailand – Cambodia – Vietnam 2 week itinerary.
Once we reach the Shan village, you can refresh yourself and will have lunch, and if there is time you can wander around the small village and across a long wooden hanging bridge and bid farewell to the rain forest. From the Shan village, it is a 10-minute drive to the elephant camp where you have a chance to get in touch with the elephants - it is a truly unforgettable experience to get that close to a pachyderm. You can also feed the elephants and walk among them.
Say goodbye to the cute elephants, we will drive back to Chiang Mai. You check in the hotel and pick up your luggage. You have free time for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Siem Reap
Have leisure time before your departure. Then you fly from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap. It takes hours for this flight so that you can keep a book with you.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, greeted by our friendly tour guide, then you will be transferred directly to the hotel (room may be ready at noon). As the gateway to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has seen plenty of visitors over the years.
Local people praying at Preah Ang Check - Preah Ang Chom shrines
Get to know this city by a city tour, visit the Angkor National Museum to get to know more about the artifacts from every part of Cambodia in the past. If you are into the history and the culture of this country, this place will be your unforgettable experience. Continue to Preah Ang Check - Preah Ang Chom shrines, the secret place where local people go praying for good luck or a safe journey. Return to the hotel.
Day 6: Siem Reap Temple Discovery Tour
In the morning, you visit the jungle Ta Prohm Temple, which is embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film, Tomb Raider.
Then you begin the tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. The tour starts from the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap
In the afternoon, you explore Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its five distinctive towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th-century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Last but not least, view a wonderful sunset from Angkor Wat or somewhere possible.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh
Our driver drives you to the airport and then you take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. A Vietnamese driver will welcome you on your arrival and transfer you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. You have free time for the rest of the day to explore the city by yourself.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel and sight-seeing tour full day
Meet our tour guide at the hotel’s lobby, and let’s start our journey to Cu Chi Tunnels, which is about 70km far from Ho Chi Minh City. The attraction is a collection of underground tunnels and construction, from hospital bedrooms to ammunition storage used by North Vietnam’s army during the War (1955 – 1975) as a military camp. You are provided opportunities to crawl along some of the tunnels for exploration more about the Vietnam War or touch a real gun with the firing-gun services here (with an additional charge). It is an unforgettable memory in Thailand – Cambodia – Vietnam 2 week itinerary.
Cu Chi tunnels are a complicated underground tunnel system
Lunch is served at a local restaurant on the way we return to Ho Chi Minh City.
In the afternoon: Enjoy the attraction of Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing examples of French colonial architecture and exploring Vietnam's turbulence in the past at the War Remnants Museum. Our guide will show you the most interesting sights.
Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here.
Afterward, we visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Our last stop would be at a local market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city here. Finally, return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Free time for the rest of the day
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh
Let’s say goodbye to Ho Chi Minh City for a day and head to the area of Mekong delta (Cuu Long delta in Vietnam).
About 8:00, our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel.
After a 1.5 hour drive, you arrive in My Tho, where you can visit Vinh Trang Pagoda then take a boat ride along the river to explore the rural life and visit the fruit plantations along the river banks. Then, you will be invited to Tortoise Island. Lunch is served in the orchard garden.
Visiting Mekong delta to row between green trees
After lunch, you join a local boat to An Khanh (in Ben Tre) and enjoy cruising on a sampan under the shape of coconut trees along natural canals, sit down and relax by trying some seasonal fruit and honey tea and listen to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”.
After the trip, we drive you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Let’s relax after a day of full activities and pack your luggage for the flight the next day.
10. Ho Chi Minh city - Hoi An
Our driver will pick you up in our private car at Da Nang International Airport then drive you to Hoi An Ancient Town. It takes “a cup of coffee” to arrive at your hotel. Let’s check in and you have free time to explore the town for the rest of the day.
Day 11: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary
After breakfast, you will meet our tour guide to begin the journey to My Son Sanctuary. Do not miss the scenery along the way by taking some photos. It is very beautiful and you also feel the peace of the area.
My Son Holly Land Hoi An
After an hour of driving, we arrive at the previous Champa Kingdom, My Son Sanctuary which has now been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historical tourist attraction is located in a lush green valley, filled with dozens of red brick tours and structures dating between the 4th and 13th centuries. Listen to our tour guide and you will understand more about the history of the local area to expand your knowledge.
After finishing visiting My Son, we are heading back to Hoi An for lunch at a local restaurant. Let’s enjoy the special cuisine there.
About 13:30, you continue the trip with a fantastic walking tour in Hoi An to discover the Ancient Houses of Hoi An. You’ll visit the native market which is always busy with locals and tourists. Find your favorite fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts. Also, try the street food around the market, which would be an unforgettable memory.
About 16:00, our driver and guide will take you back to your hotel. You have free time to explore further by yourself or sit down to drink a beer with the perfect view of Thu Bon River.
On the next day, our driver will pick you up in the morning then drive you to Da Nang International Airport. You get a flight to Hanoi, our capital city.
Day 12: Hanoi
Our tour guide and driver will come to pick you up at the Noi Bai International Airport and drive you to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam
Optional: We introduce some traditional performances and activities which are found nowhere else in Vietnam. You can choose one of the options below:
- Hanoi Walking Street Food Tour: Where you can walk around the Hanoi Old Quarter, see the normal life of the locals and satisfy your cravings for local food and culture with a professional tour guide, who can tell you the story of Hanoi and each dish is served. Never miss Vietnam salad, spring rolls, beers, and egg coffee on this epic trip.
- Hanoi cooking class: If you fall in love with Vietnamese food, this class will show you the skills to make traditional dishes of locals such as spring rolls, salads, rice noodle soup, and go on. You will have a great chance to visit the local market, buy and bargain the ingredients by yourself (with the help of our tour guide because local vendors do not speak English). Our chef will share with you his secret recipes and together, we cook and decorate the dishes and you will love enjoying yours after hours of hard work.
- Water Puppet Show where puppets are performed on a water stage with folk music, presenting ancient tales and daily life of local people in the countryside.
Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Please enjoy breakfast before the Halong bay guide picks you up at 9:00 am. The natural beauty of 1969 limestone islands in the World Heritage and the “Descending Dragon” story will never make you disappointed in this journey.
You join the boat trip and sleep on a Halong Bay cruise at night. Do not worry about your seasickness because the cruise is big and gets balanced very well, moreover, the bay is covered by the limestone islands, therefore, it is not strongly windy.
On this tour, you will join a lot of activities. Don’t miss taking photos and going kayaking and swimming in the crystal water of the bay. You also understand the life of local people and local history by visiting the floating village and especially, learn new cooking skills by taking part in cooking class (demonstration). What’s going on after dinner! Those are some funny things to let you relax and make people on a cruise get close. Make new friends by joining a “singing contest – karaoke” or try your luck by squid fishing on a boat. These must be unforgettable moments in your life and in the itinerary of Thailand – Cambodia – Vietnam.
Halong Bay Overnight Cruise
Day 14: Halong bay – Hanoi
Taichi lessons will start around 6:00. If you would love to see the sunrise, let’s get up early and get to the top deck before 5:35 am. After breakfast, our tour guide leads you to see the Military Hospital Cave in Cat Ba Island. Join the trip and see the history there.
Brunch is served on board after your Cat Ba trip. Then the bus drives you back to Hanoi at 15:00 pm. Let’s check in at your hotel and you are free at leisure the rest of the day.
Day 15: Depart
2 hours before your departure time of international flight or 1 hour before your departure of a domestic flight, our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and drive you to Noi Bai International Airport. Let’s say goodbye to our city of a thousand years and hope to see you again.
Above is a plan for your Thailand – Cambodia – Vietnam trip. We try to add as many local places as we can to ensure that you will get a wonderful time with nature and a nice experience with the locals. Let’s book your trip with all your confidence as our best price guarantee.
In general, 2 weeks is a good amount of time for you to explore three countries Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam. Visit our Thailand Cambodia Vietnam tours list on BestPrice Travel to find the best option or contact our travel expert to customize as you preferred.
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Questions & Answers (14)
My family is planning a journey to Indochina countries next year, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Is it still ok if we travel in May, as this month seems to be the start of the rainy season in Laos and Thailand?
Hi! Since May is the early of rainy season in Laos & Thailand, the rain isn't as much as other months during this season. However, for the best travel experience, you should travel during the time from October to April.
Which currency should I take when traveling to Cambodia? Riel or Dollars? Do shops and restaurants in Cambodia accept cards widely?
Hi, in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, both Riel and USD are accepted, other places in Cambodia might not accept USD as widely as mentioned destination. Visa & Master cards are accepted in luxury shops and restaurants in Cambodia, cash is much more popular.
Hi, I will travel to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket for 10 days. I am looking for a suitable SIM card for using Google Map, Messenger, and browsing Facebook. Which tourist sim package should I choose? Thanks a lot
Hi! You can find some SIM card stalls at the airport, they will provide you exact the package that you want, the price is only different with the amount of 4G data that you want.
Hello, I am looking for a pristine, calm beach with white sand and clear water in Thailand that is safe for swimming. I'll travel to Thailand in January next year. do you have any suggestions for me?
You should visit Koh Samui, it's a paradise for beach holiday with stunning beaches and fancy resorts. You can check our top list of Koh Samui tour or contact us for customize itinerary.