Top 12 Best Vietnam Cambodia Thailand Tour Experiences
Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand are three among the most favorite travel destinations in Southeast Asia due to colorful charms ranging from mountain to sea, from busy urban life to exotic countryside, from off the beaten tracks to popular key sites. Travel itineraries of Vietnam Cambodia Thailand tour packages, thus have become ideal schedules for those who want to explore a trio of these countries. If you are intending to travel in three countries, make sure you do not miss 12 of the most iconic local highlights and tour experiences worthy of doing at least once, which gonna be mentioned below:
As a place where you can find an amazing tapestry of cultural and natural diversity stretching from North to South, the beautiful S-shaped country of Vietnam is always a promising traveland for any buffs. Some of the best experiences you can expect for your Vietnam tour packages are:
1. Experiencing overnight trip on Halong Bay Cruises
Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Halong bay is a must for visitors when going to Vietnam. Spending time on your holiday to join overnight trips with a Halong Bay Cruise, you will have a chance to immerse in the beautiful bay scenery with the excellent cruise accommodation. A package of Halong Bay Cruises offer not only a close and personal look to admire the spectacular views of thousands of limestone islands rising over the calm emerald sea, but also many other exciting outdoor activities en-route: kayaking, cave & floating village visiting, swimming, biking, etc. Even if you expect a cruise trip to merely relax amid greens and nature, the sundeck and your private balcony are perfect places to take your time sunbathing or sightseeing.
2. Touring around Hanoi famous attractions
The best way to catch a glimpse of Vietnam's history and culture is to take a Hanoi city tour around the capital city through renowned tourist attractions including Ho Chi Minh complex with the Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda; Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology - great introduction of Vietnamese multiple ethnic groups. Your visits will surely be an ideal choice in the holiday in Vietnam to to calm down from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. If you stay here at the weekend, don't forget to join the walking street to know more about Hanoian buzzing nightlife as well as refresh yourself with pleasant walks, and, of course, try some delectable street food and have fun with other local delights.
3. Being enchanted by lovely things in Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town has long been one of the most favorite Vietnam travel destinations due to its long history, idyllically romantic townscape with calm river and lines of beautiful ancient houses, awesome gastronomy and amiable local people. Traveling in Hoi An, you can walk around the narrow streets, observing the old houses from the ancient time with typical Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures. Besides the sightseeing spots, when wandering around the town, you can easily fall in love with numerous lovely workshops and stores. Joining traditional cooking classes, learning how to make lanterns in workshops, or biking to Tra Que village then experiencing daily life like locals are also should-try activities you can think it over during your stay in Hoi An.
4. Discovering the dense underground world of Cu Chi Tunnels
Escaping from buzzing Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels - a legendary historic tourist attraction that offers a thrilling but very exciting experience of discovering underground complicated tunnel systems, is commonly known as an outstanding history lesson helping tourists learn more about Vietnam’s pastime in person. A trip to Cu Chi Tunnels and crawling inside the dense, narrow, dark tunnels will amaze you by the 250km underground network utilized as a weapon store, military bunkers & base, and even living place and shelter for locals during wartime. The place deserves a big appreciation to Vietnamese people and guerrillas' effort during the wartime, and perfectly suits history lovers, or those who are into something prominent and iconic in Ho Chi Minh City.
5. Excitingly embracing the exotic beauty of Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta is a vast fertile land to the Southern parts of Indochina Peninsula, where is the home to exotic floating life with a dense network of rivers and streams, also lush orchards and enormous green rice fields. As the cultural heart of Southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta remains a magnet for cultural discovery and local interaction. After driving about 02 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to join a Mekong Delta tour, you will have chances to visit local workshops and learn how to make traditional specialties: coconut candy, pop corn, rice paper, brooms, sticky rice cake…Also, coming over the floating markets, biking around rustic villages, or even boarding an overnight trip on Mekong River Cruises are extra ideal ways to deeply immerse in Mekong Delta’s authentic beauty.
For those who are more into adventures, Vietnam is also endowed with many breathtaking landscapes for experiencing active tours: trekking in Sapa, conquering stunning loops in Ha Giang, caving giant caves in Phong Nha, etc. Check out more in our suggested Vietnam tours list.
Home to thousands of ancient Khmer temples, Cambodia is one of the most famous Southeast Asia destinations for classic heritage discoveries. Among a lot of things to do in the mystical land, the most iconic tour experiences you should not miss in your Cambodia tours are:
6. Visiting major tourist spots in Phnom Penh City
Phnom Penh - the capital of Cambodia - is commonly chosen as the first stop when in the country. Maintaining considerable charms for everyone to come and experience, a Phnom Penh city tour acquaints us with some major sights of the city and helps us to know a great deal about the sites, overview about Khmer culture, and have a close look at some of the critical events during Cambodia’s history. Phnom Penh’s top attractions are Royal Palace - home to the royal family, Silver Pagoda - the most sacred temple in the country and National Museum - dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture, Killing Field & Tuol Sleng Museum - the duo showing a part of the country’s turbulent history from the past.
7. Admiring the magnificent heritages of Angkor Temples
The utmost Cambodia tour experience goes to temples ruin visits in Siem Reap, and the top-notch and also the must-try for everyone here is the Complex of Angkor Temples. Regarded as the largest religious structure in the world, Angkor Temples surely amaze oversea tourists by the astonishing vast and amazing landscape of ancient ruins and gorgeous temple sculptures. A wonderful experience to watch the mesmerizing sunrise and to explore the site needs tackling whilst you visit Siem Reap. Don’t forget to take water, hat, sunscreen and proper attire to maintain your energetic exploration.
Besides the main stop of Angkor Temples Complex, outlying highlighted ancient temples around Siem Reap could be extra less touristy stops for you to encounter ancient Khmer heritage in somewhat better ways. Enjoying the Cambodian traditional dinner with ancient art of Apsara Dance is also a must-see during your time in Siem Reap.
8. Taking an up-close look at Cambodian locals living in Tonle Sap
Being the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and also a part of the legendary Mekong River, Tonle Sap plays an important role in Cambodia’s agriculture, especially local daily life for surrounding villages. It has been luring curious travelers more by the unique floating life in the lake. Besides the quaint local boat experience, you will be welcomed by warm smiles from the humble Cambodian people and have a chance to see the real-life of local people and see how they make a living in this fantastic lake. Or else, you can opt to add in your Vietnam Cambodia tour an upstream or downstream journey discovering Mekong Delta on Mekong River Cruises that connect main stops in both Vietnam and Cambodia en-route.
Owning diverse natural and cultural beauties widely covering from mountains to sea, the Land of Smile, Thailand, encompasses a wide range of interesting local highlights to fulfill everyone’s trip here. Best tour experiences that should be in any Thailand trips could be listed as:
9. Enjoying endless tropical fun in Phuket & Southern Thailand
Proudly praised as one of the best places for amazing Asia beach tours, Phuket, along with neighboring provinces including Phang Nga and Krabi, has long been the utmost beach destinations for anyone who is seeking a tropical paradise to freely unwind with blissful beauty of the sun, sand, and sea. The trio of Southern Thailand provinces are endowed with a lot of pristine white sandy beaches, picturesque landscape of numerous limestone islands, lush greens and mesmerizingly emerald sea. Offering highlighted island-hopping tour and a wide array of other beach activities to vacationers, some of the most famous attractions here name Phang Nga Bay with iconic James Bond Island, Phi Phi Islands and Khai Nok Island, stunning Pileh Lagoon for snorkeling, and Maya Bay for pleasant swims and awesome photos as well.
10. Getting an insightful and fabulous Bangkok city tour
The capital of Thailand is always an inviting Southeast Asian metropolis for people of all ages to come and dive into diverse local delights that the city has to offer. Nothing is better than to feel the real life in the bustling Bangkok than spending a Bangkok day tour around the city with our friendly local guide. You will have an amazing day visiting the must-see attractions of Bangkok: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit) and Chinatown, learn more about the history & culture of Thailand’s capital city, and taste delicious & iconic Thai cuisine. A pleasant cruise excursion on Chao Phraya River to witness the stunning Bangkok skyline or coming back to Thailand’s pastime legacies amidst the Ayutthaya historic city are optional Thai tour experiences you can try when in Bangkok.
11. Diving into the endless Chiang Mai’s notable highlights
Chiang Mai is one of the best travel destinations in Northern Thailand that contains a rich tapestry of indigenous Thai culture, nature and culinary art. Chiang Mai welcomes everyone to visit and take an in-depth insight into Northern Thailand’s fineness with a lot of local experiences worth trying at least once. When in Chiang Mai, don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Traditional Khantoke Dinner accompanied by a traditional music show. Visiting several beautifully sacred temples in Chiang Mai or neighboring province of Chiang Rai, taking a short trek amidst the lush jungles, and joining in a half day tour authentic Thai dishes cooking class to get fun and taste the real local flavors are also memorable tour experiences for your trip in Northern Thailand.
12. Back to Thailand's ancient time with pleasant visits in Sukhothai
For buffs who are into Thailand history, the UNESCO Heritage Site of Sukhothai Historical Park is a perfect one to learn about the ancient Thai Kingdom dating back hundreds of years ago. The park is the remains of ancient Sukhothai, the capital of Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries. Covering an area of about 70 sq km, this impressive UNESCO-listed park includes numerous historical gorgeous temple ruins, large ponds, and trees surrounded by old walls. Some main highlights inside the park include Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Sawai, Wat Phra Phai Luang, and Wat Si Chum. Located in the same province and similar with Sukhothai Historical Park but less crowded, Si Satchanalai Historical Park is also a worth visiting if you want to avoid the touristy hotspots.
For classic Vietnam Cambodia Thailand tours, it’s not complete without these above 12 notable tour experiences. Nevertheless, three countries still own lots of other inviting tourist attractions and activities worth visiting and experiencing. While planning your own trip to the three countries, do not hesitate to contact our professional Asia Tours Expert Team for getting the most fitting recommendations based on your style. We, with years of local expertise, will definitely help you to make a perfect tailor-made Vietnam Cambodia Thailand tour just for you.