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Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery

Tour, Escorted tour

Bangkok, Thailand to Hanoi, Vietnam

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Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery
Experience the mystical ruins of Angkor Wat, the Buddhist temples of Luang Prabang, and the dragon-like islands of Lan Ha/Halong Bay on this unique journey through Southeast Asia. Slow down and enjoy genuine encounters with locals in remote villages. Try tai chi, take a cooking class—even ride a jeep around Saigon. Delight in a scenic voyage on the Mekong River and an enchanting overnight bay cruise aboard a traditional junk. Rest in comfort at elegant hotels and experience our most comprehensive adventure tour through Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
  • Explore all the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam — including Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm
  • Marvel at spectacular Lan Ha/Halong Bay, where towering limestone peaks rise from emerald-green waters
  • Follow Southeast Asia expert Sylvain Curtil on this exclusive and immersive MT Sobek adventure

Minimum Age: 14
Interests
  • Educational and Learning
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October 19, 2025 through November 02, 2025
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Itinerary Overview
Day 5
Experience the Tak Bath Ceremony, Mt. Phousi & Wat Visoun
Day 7
Experience Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei
Day 11
Visit My Son
Day 13
Embark on a Lan Ha/Halong Bay Overnight Junk Cruise
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Indochine Cultural Discovery

Day: 1, duration: 1
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

This Novotel Bangkok property is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa. With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes and plenty of parking available, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Burasari Heritage

Elegant rooms decorated with unique touches create a charming atmosphere that is at once modern and colonial. This traditional Laotian house brims with lovely details and the romance of adventure travel. Indulge in spa treatments, enjoy breakfast on the riverfront terrace, take a spin on a hotel bike, or just absorb the warm way of life in delightful Luang Prabang.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Victoria Xiengthong Palace Hotel

Centrally located in Luang Prabang, the Xiengthong Palace hotel is a beautiful accommodation in the beautiful ancient capital. This residence was the last home of the Laos Royal Family. Elegantly designed and recently restored, Xiengthong Palace is a distinctive stop on an adventure through Laos. There is a delicious dining onsite, and the hotel also offers an Ayu Spa with a variety of treatments to help unwind after a day of exploring.

Day: 4, duration: 2
The River Resort

This eco-friendly resort offers deluxe accommodations on an escarpment along the Mekong River. Spacious, modern rooms are stylishly and consciously decorated with bamboo furniture and silk tapestries. The open-air Main Sala features a restaurant that serves Western, Lao, and Thai cuisine, and guests can enjoy poolside cocktails, where the infinity pool seems to blend with the mighty Mekong.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

With design inspiration of 1930s colonial architecture typical of the region, the five-star Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa evokes the elegance of French lifestyle and sensibility. Guest rooms have lovely dark-wood floors, garden- or pool-facing rooms, and Wi-Fi. Conveniently located near the Siem Reap airport and the temples of Angkor, exploring this magical region from the resort is a cinch.

Day: 8, duration: 1
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

The Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon is located amidst the vibrant business and tourist hub of Ho Chi Minh City, boasting panoramic views of the Saigon River. The Marriott accommodation comprises 336 comfortable guest rooms, two dining venues that serve international and Cantonese cuisines, the Atrium Lounge, and the Liquid Sky Bar, which transforms into a trendy rooftop lounge at night.

Day: 9, duration: 1
Pilgrimage Village

Pilgrimage Village is situated in the quiet countryside surrounded by lush tranquil gardens, yet near to famous historical landmarks and the city of Hue. Delicious meals and a peaceful atmosphere are the trademarks of Pilgrimage Village. The property features 139 rooms & villas, two pools, a relaxing spa and several restaurants and bars. Tai chi and yoga classes are offered.

Day: 10, duration: 2
Almanity

Set in the heart of Hoi An old town, within walking distance of old town sights, the Almanity is an oasis of calm. The resort prides itself on superior service and surroundings, including a beautiful outdoor pool, spa, gym and multiple dining options. The Almanity features Wi-Fi throughout the premises.

Day: 12, duration: 1
Hotel de L’Opera

This boutique, luxury property is conveniently located in the center of Hanoi near the opera, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. In addition, the Hotel de l'Opera boasts such amenities as a 4-season swimming pool, restaurants and bar and free wi-fi throughout the hotel, providing an environment appealing to both leisure and business travelers.

Day: 13, duration: 1
Orchid Junk

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Halong Bay aboard the luxurious, 5-star Orchid Junk. Elegantly decorated with rich dark wood and pretty orchids, this junk comes compete with the highest level of customer service, extremely comfortable cabins, and relaxing spaces both above and below deck. Be enchanted as you take an overnight river cruise of your dreams.

Day: 14, duration: 1
Hotel de L’Opera

This boutique, luxury property is conveniently located in the center of Hanoi near the opera, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. In addition, the Hotel de l'Opera boasts such amenities as a 4-season swimming pool, restaurants and bar and free wi-fi throughout the hotel, providing an environment appealing to both leisure and business travelers.

Guides
MT Sobek: Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery

Sylvain Curtil
Sylvain is a French national but lives in Thailand and has guided in Southeast Asia for over 30 years. His speciality is leading classic MT Sobek adventures in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and throughout the Himalayan countries (Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet). Along the way he has learned about Buddhism, Hinduism, Asian history and art, and brings significant insight to the adventures he leads. Sylvain speaks French, English, Thai, Lao, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery

Reason #01

This popular MT Sobek adventure has been refined over 20 years, and captures the best of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Reason #02

In 15 well-paced days, you will discover iconic World Heritage Sites and exciting hidden gems, and cruise magical Lan Ha/Halong Bay.

Reason #03

Our team of local guides, including trip leader Sylvain Curtil, are true experts with decades of experience, so you'll come away knowing the people as well as the place.

Activities

Cultural touring of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam including temple visits, city exploration, and cruising the Mekong River and Halong Bay.

Lodging

Elegant lodges and luxury resorts in scenic locales — all carefully selected by our Asia experts — plus an overnight stay on a classic junk.

Climate

Temperatures vary, but range from the 70sF in the cooler areas to 90sF in the warmer areas. Halong Bay can be in the 50sF in November and December.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Your trip leader, Sylvain Curtil, will meet you on arrival at Luang Prabang Airport.

Will anyone meet me on arrival in Bangkok?

No, but it is very easy to take the free shuttle to the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel, located just a few minutes from the terminal.

Do I need visas for Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam?

Yes, American citizens need visas for all three countries. You can get the Laos and Cambodian visas on arrival at the airports and Vietnam has a new, streamlined e-visa process.

What internal air is included?

The internal air includes flights from Bangkok - Luang Prabang - Pakse - Siem Reap - Saigon - Hue and Danang - Hanoi.

What airline do you use for the internal flights?

We use Vietnam Air, Lao Airlines, Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways.

What if I do not want to ride a scooter or kayak?

All activities are optional!

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam Indochine Cultural Discovery

Day: 1, duration: 1
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

This Novotel Bangkok property is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa. With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes and plenty of parking available, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Burasari Heritage

Elegant rooms decorated with unique touches create a charming atmosphere that is at once modern and colonial. This traditional Laotian house brims with lovely details and the romance of adventure travel. Indulge in spa treatments, enjoy breakfast on the riverfront terrace, take a spin on a hotel bike, or just absorb the warm way of life in delightful Luang Prabang.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Victoria Xiengthong Palace Hotel

Centrally located in Luang Prabang, the Xiengthong Palace hotel is a beautiful accommodation in the beautiful ancient capital. This residence was the last home of the Laos Royal Family. Elegantly designed and recently restored, Xiengthong Palace is a distinctive stop on an adventure through Laos. There is a delicious dining onsite, and the hotel also offers an Ayu Spa with a variety of treatments to help unwind after a day of exploring.

Day: 4, duration: 2
The River Resort

This eco-friendly resort offers deluxe accommodations on an escarpment along the Mekong River. Spacious, modern rooms are stylishly and consciously decorated with bamboo furniture and silk tapestries. The open-air Main Sala features a restaurant that serves Western, Lao, and Thai cuisine, and guests can enjoy poolside cocktails, where the infinity pool seems to blend with the mighty Mekong.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

With design inspiration of 1930s colonial architecture typical of the region, the five-star Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa evokes the elegance of French lifestyle and sensibility. Guest rooms have lovely dark-wood floors, garden- or pool-facing rooms, and Wi-Fi. Conveniently located near the Siem Reap airport and the temples of Angkor, exploring this magical region from the resort is a cinch.

Day: 8, duration: 1
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

The Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon is located amidst the vibrant business and tourist hub of Ho Chi Minh City, boasting panoramic views of the Saigon River. The Marriott accommodation comprises 336 comfortable guest rooms, two dining venues that serve international and Cantonese cuisines, the Atrium Lounge, and the Liquid Sky Bar, which transforms into a trendy rooftop lounge at night.

Day: 9, duration: 1
Pilgrimage Village

Pilgrimage Village is situated in the quiet countryside surrounded by lush tranquil gardens, yet near to famous historical landmarks and the city of Hue. Delicious meals and a peaceful atmosphere are the trademarks of Pilgrimage Village. The property features 139 rooms & villas, two pools, a relaxing spa and several restaurants and bars. Tai chi and yoga classes are offered.

Day: 10, duration: 2
Almanity

Set in the heart of Hoi An old town, within walking distance of old town sights, the Almanity is an oasis of calm. The resort prides itself on superior service and surroundings, including a beautiful outdoor pool, spa, gym and multiple dining options. The Almanity features Wi-Fi throughout the premises.

Day: 12, duration: 1
Hotel de L’Opera

This boutique, luxury property is conveniently located in the center of Hanoi near the opera, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. In addition, the Hotel de l'Opera boasts such amenities as a 4-season swimming pool, restaurants and bar and free wi-fi throughout the hotel, providing an environment appealing to both leisure and business travelers.

Day: 13, duration: 1
Orchid Junk

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Halong Bay aboard the luxurious, 5-star Orchid Junk. Elegantly decorated with rich dark wood and pretty orchids, this junk comes compete with the highest level of customer service, extremely comfortable cabins, and relaxing spaces both above and below deck. Be enchanted as you take an overnight river cruise of your dreams.

Day: 14, duration: 1
Hotel de L’Opera

This boutique, luxury property is conveniently located in the center of Hanoi near the opera, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. In addition, the Hotel de l'Opera boasts such amenities as a 4-season swimming pool, restaurants and bar and free wi-fi throughout the hotel, providing an environment appealing to both leisure and business travelers.

MT Sobek: Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery

Sylvain Curtil
Sylvain is a French national but lives in Thailand and has guided in Southeast Asia for over 30 years. His speciality is leading classic MT Sobek adventures in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and throughout the Himalayan countries (Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet). Along the way he has learned about Buddhism, Hinduism, Asian history and art, and brings significant insight to the adventures he leads. Sylvain speaks French, English, Thai, Lao, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.





MT Sobek: Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Southeast Asia Cultural Discovery

Reason #01

This popular MT Sobek adventure has been refined over 20 years, and captures the best of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Reason #02

In 15 well-paced days, you will discover iconic World Heritage Sites and exciting hidden gems, and cruise magical Lan Ha/Halong Bay.

Reason #03

Our team of local guides, including trip leader Sylvain Curtil, are true experts with decades of experience, so you'll come away knowing the people as well as the place.

Activities

Cultural touring of Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam including temple visits, city exploration, and cruising the Mekong River and Halong Bay.

Lodging

Elegant lodges and luxury resorts in scenic locales — all carefully selected by our Asia experts — plus an overnight stay on a classic junk.

Climate

Temperatures vary, but range from the 70sF in the cooler areas to 90sF in the warmer areas. Halong Bay can be in the 50sF in November and December.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Your trip leader, Sylvain Curtil, will meet you on arrival at Luang Prabang Airport.

Will anyone meet me on arrival in Bangkok?

No, but it is very easy to take the free shuttle to the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel, located just a few minutes from the terminal.

Do I need visas for Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam?

Yes, American citizens need visas for all three countries. You can get the Laos and Cambodian visas on arrival at the airports and Vietnam has a new, streamlined e-visa process.

What internal air is included?

The internal air includes flights from Bangkok - Luang Prabang - Pakse - Siem Reap - Saigon - Hue and Danang - Hanoi.

What airline do you use for the internal flights?

We use Vietnam Air, Lao Airlines, Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways.

What if I do not want to ride a scooter or kayak?

All activities are optional!

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek

This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.