Experience Indochina in style and comfort, aboard a luxury private jet. Starting off in Bangkok, you’ll take in some of the city’s most ancient temples, before taking off for the ever-charming Lao city, Luang Prabang. From here, you’ll head to Vietnam, where you’ll take in some of the country’s most unforgettable sights, including the incredible Halong Bay, which you’ll experience from your own private helicopter. Continue onwards to Siem Reap, where you’ll explore the ancient temples of Angkor. This whirlwind Southeast Asia tour hits all the hotspots, allowing you the ideal amount of time to experience each one.
Why fly by private jet?
Southeast Asia is a big place, and this itinerary covers some major ground. While no doubt doable by commercial airlines, experiencing it from aboard a private jet makes for a seamless, simple journey. You won’t have to deal with long transfers, delayed flights, or cancellations - the flights leave when you’re ready, not the other way around. This is the ultimate way to get the most of your 12-day Indochina luxury tour.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
• Explore at Your Own Pace: Experience Southeast Asia in total luxury and privacy, hopping from country to country in a private jet.
• Natural Wonders: Southeast Asia is a showcase of Mother Nature's masterpieces, from Laos' Kuang Si Falls to the majestic limestone karsts of Halong Bay.
• Ancient Temple Ruins: One of the region's most revered sites, the exciting monolith that is Angkor never fails to impress.
Arrive in one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting hubs, the thrilling city of Bangkok. Check in to your luxury hotel - we recommend the exquisite Peninsula, or The Siam, and spend some time getting acquainted with your new surroundings. Head out into the city to check out some of its most famous sites, from Wat Phra Kaew, to Wat Arun - the Temple of the Dawn, and Wat Pho with its reclining Buddha. Relax this evening at your hotel, or explore Bangkok after dark.
Take off for Luang Prabang, Laos today, a charming UNESCO city on the banks of the Mekong. Unload your luggage and freshen up. Once settled in, get to know the city with a tour of its palaces and monasteries. Take breaks to dine on traditional Lao cuisine - a tasty treat!
Today you’ll head to the stunning emerald-hued Kuang Xi Waterfall - a stunning sight less than an hour’s drive from the city. Don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to have it by your side all day, especially for sunset, which you’ll take in from the top of Mount Phousi. Return to your hotel and relax ahead of tomorrow’s departure.
Board your private jet once again - today, you’re heading to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling capital. You’ll be escorted to your hotel - we recommend the well-appointed Metropole. Head to the city’s Old Quarter, and gaze in awe at the striking architecture of yesteryear. In the afternoon, spend some leisure time on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, a social hub. Stroll streetside this evening and experience the city at sundown, when its true character comes to light.
Trade the private jet for a private helicopter today, and enjoy a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime ride to the unforgettable Halong Bay. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of as many as 2,000 islets, and has inspired many an artist for centuries. The limestone karsts here have been an incredible 500 million years in the making. Head back to Hanoi in awe this evening, returning once again to your luxury hotel.
A quick flight will take you to Hue today, where you’ll be escorted to your luxury hotel, La Residence. Start your Hue experience with a cruise on the Perfume River. Breathe deeply and experience the sweet aroma given off by the flowers floating atop the river. In the afternoon, you’ll check out the Nguyen dynasty mausoleum, and the Imperial Citadel, another UNESCO designated area. End your day with a blessing from a Buddhist monk at a traditional Hue monastery.
Head South today for Saigon. Also known as Ho Chi Minh City, or HCMC, this is Vietnam’s largest and busiest city. Check in to your luxury oasis before stepping out into the bustling streets. Head to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, before stopping by the local markets to pick up some souvenirs and treats.
Wake up early this morning for your trip to the Cu Chi tunnels. Discover an underground network of tunnels once used by the Viet Cong during combat. Your cultural tour continues this afternoon, with a trip to the city’s Chinatown, as well as visits to Saigon’s many Catholic, Buddhist, and Muslim religious sites.
Time for country number four today - an easy and comfortable journey on your private jet will get you there in no time. You’ll disembark in Siem Reap and check into your luxury hotel. Then you’ll ease in to your Angkor Wat adventure today with a trip to the Roluos group of temples, some of the Khmer empire’s earliest, just a short drive away.
Channel your favorite ancient explorer today - be it Indiana Jones or Lara Croft - and let your expert guide take you through the majestic structures of the ancient Kingdom. You’ll hit all the major hotspots and can’t-miss sights, including sunrise at the world famous UNESCO designated Angkor Wat complex, Ta Prohm and Bayon Thom. Head back to your luxury hotel this evening to relax, or head out to the night market and grab a bite to eat in the lively town center.
Today you’ll head outside of the city, about 25 km, to take in the “jewel of Khmer art”. Banteay Srei is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess, Shiva, and is tiny in size when compared to the temples of Angkor, but no less impressive. Continue onwards to view the other end of the spectrum - Beng Mealea is one of the empires largest temples. Further onwards, Koh Ker is a sprawling sanctuary that was once a bustling and important city in the Khmer Empire.
Overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the iconic Peninsula’s commanding views of the city’s skyline make it one of the most elegant choices in Bangkok. Designed with a blend of modern and traditional Thai decor, the hotel provides all of the comforts of home with an exotic flair, all with the level of quality service and amenities that define the Peninsula. The hotel boasts three restaurants: Mei Jiang for Cantonese cuisine; Thiptara for Thai home-style cooking on an open-air pavilion; and the River Cafe and Bar, located on the banks of the river. The excellent spa, ESPA, offers state-of-the-art treatments, and an extensive fitness center includes a pool set in a garden complex. The Peninsula is located approximately 45 minutes by car from Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
The Siam Hotel is set on 3 acres of verdant lawn along the city side of Bangkok’s main river, the Chao Praya. The Siam is a private 39-room luxury retreat with its own unique historical background located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, the property is Art Deco inspired with infusions of Thai antiques and traditional architecture. Guests have an array of amenities at their fingertips: restaurants, a cooking school, bar, café, spa, gym, yoga terrace, Muay Thai boxing ring, beauty salon, library/cinema, infinity pool, gift/antiques gallery, conservatory and traditional Thai houses. The Siam’s 39 suites and pool villas are noticeably spacious and well equipped with modern conveniences. All rooms are outfitted with plush furnishings, super-sized king beds and lofty ceilings. Each suite is individually designed with original turn-of-the-century Oriental artwork and antiquities and is catered for by a personal butler. Complimentary WiFi is available property-wide. Onsite dining options include a Thai restaurant, international cuisine bistro, bar and coffee and cakes shop. The Siam Hotel is approximately 50 minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
Nestled on the banks of Bangkok’s bustling Chao Phraya River, the Four Seasons Bangkok is designed around water-centric serenity and fluidity, inspired by the riverfront location. Situated in a vibrant part of the city, guests can view the abundance of activity on the river and enjoy nearby restaurants and cafes, art galleries and temples, with easy access to the various shopping and cultural activities for which “The City of Angels” is renowned. Guests seeking a holistic experience can avail themselves of the hotel's two infinity pools, spa and wellness center, a well-equipped fitness center and a 98-foot lap pool.
Drawing on its reputation for elegance and personalization, the Capella Bangkok is nestled along the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, providing panoramic views from all 101 rooms, suites, and villas. The hotel has also thrown a couple of hats into the capital city’s ring of culinary offerings with two gourmet restaurants and a waterfront patio area that’s perfect for al-fresco dining. Three-Michelin-starred Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco is the mastermind behind much of Capella’s cuisine, and there is a specialty bar offering desserts and artisan cocktails. Among other amenities, there is an oriental tea lounge, open-air spa, outdoor pool, and even an in-house Capella Library. Finally, in trademark Capella fashion, personal assistants are made available to guests to ensure a luxury stay in Bangkok.
Amantaka is set south of Phousi Mountain and close to the banks of the Mekong River and the Luang Prabang Night Market. The resort, an old French colonial building, is surrounded by a spacious courtyard, and has 24 suites – eight deluxe suites, four pool suites, eight Khan suites, two Mekong suites and two Amantaka suites, all with spacious interior and exterior living areas. Facilities include a spa, a fitness center, a library and a boutique art gallery. Amantaka is little more than a ten- minute drive from Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ).
Located on a peninsula at the confluence of the Nam Kham and Mekong rivers, Luang Prabang is known for its Buddhist temples and monasteries, preserved traditional architecture, and remaining vestiges of Laos’ French colonial period. These elements earned it the distinction of being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The city of just under 60,000 continues to inspire awe in tourists to this day, and with the opening of the Rosewood Luang Prabang, luxury travelers have the option to visit this destination while enjoying the level of comfort that the Rosewood Hotels and Resorts brand has staked its reputation on. The 24-room, suite, villa, and tent accommodations are designed by celebrated architect Bill Bensley and combine world-class luxury with local aesthetics. Guests are invited to enjoy locally sourced Laotian meals at The Great House or a drink and view from the Elephant Bridge Bar. There is also an opulent spa on site and a centrally located swimming pool, around which guests can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in this haven of luxury.
This richly historic 364-room French colonial masterpiece built in 1901 is one of Vietnam's finest hotels, with luxuriously appointed rooms, attentive staff and gracious service. It is ideally located in central Hanoi and houses a beautiful interior garden. Excellent French cuisine is served at Le Beaulieu, and Hanoi specialties are offered at Spices Garden. The hotel has a well-equipped fitness center with cardio machines and weights, as well as a swimming pool and spa offering massage treatments. All of the guest rooms have broadband Internet access and are decorated in an opulent, neo-classical style.
On the banks of the Perfume River, the boutique Azerai - La Residence Hotel and Spa occupies the former residence of Hue's governor. The hotel is surrounded by lush lawns and looks towards the Imperial Citadel, a picturesque sight in hues of green, red and yellow. The 122 rooms and suites have the spacious feel of a colonial villa, with richly colored art-deco furniture and a river-view terrace. The lavish spa is equipped with Italian products from Comfort Zone. Azerai - La Residence Hue is only 10 miles from the airport (HUI) and is outfitted with a sauna, pool, fitness center, tennis court, and business center. Wi-fi is available everywhere in the hotel.
With mountains as the backdrop and a seafront view, Banyan Tree Lang Co’s incredible natural surroundings are mirrored in the exquisite design of the villa resort. Designed with the opulence of past Vietnamese dynasties in mind, each guest villa features a private pool overlooking either the hills or the ocean, complete with sun loungers where guests can enjoy a freshly-blended cocktail. With close proximity to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the imperial city of Hue, the ancient town of Hoi An, and the temple ruins of My Son, the resort is perfect as both a home base to explore Central Vietnam and a romantic retreat to enjoy delicious meals, indulgent spa treatments, and a round of golf on the Sir Nick Faldo-designed course.
The Reverie Saigon commands the upper and lower floors of the iconic and modern 39-storey Times Square development in Ho Chi Minh City. With unreserved grandeur that epitomizes the best of Italian design, the hotel transcends expectations of space to deliver a modern-day exploration of classically inspired splendor. And the striking visuals of the hotel interiors are complemented by the expansive and arresting views of the metropolitan skyline, including the colonial French architecture on the streets and the dramatic twists of the Saigon River. From its many opulent rooms and suites to the cutting edge design of the restaurants, bars and extravagant public areas, The Reverie Saigon bears the indelible mark of being created by some of the best craftsmen, designers and artists in the world.
Located approximately five miles from the famed Angkor Wat, Amansara is sleek, stylish and superbly private. Formerly the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, the grounds were originally laid out in 1962 and designed to embrace both modern design and the rich artistic legacy of Cambodia. This tranquil oasis is surrounded by beautiful gardens and includes a curved slate swimming pool. The 24 suites are decorated in a classic Indochinese palette of cool gray, pristine white, dark timber and ivory, and all include a private courtyard and soothing water features; 12 suites are equipped with private swimming pools. The Roof Garden, shaded by trees, is the ideal venue for relaxing by candlelight with cocktails, or for invigorating morning yoga sessions. The Spa, which has four treatment rooms, focuses on therapeutic Cambodian techniques using organic products. Every suite has access to its own remork and driver. On the 2007 Zagat Survey list of the world’s best hotels, Amansara was ranked number two for service.
A grand, historic hotel, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor opened its doors in the early 1930s. It is located on the main road to Angkor Wat and was planned so that it aligns on a north-south axis with Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Now sensitively restored, the hotel’s classic style coupled with its renewed modernity complement the grandeur of Angkor Wat. The hotel has 131 guest rooms and suites, each tastefully appointed with Art Deco-styled furnishings and Cambodian objets d’art. Guest services include the Raffles Amrita Spa, a fitness center, and a host of classes in the Raffles Amrita Pavilion, from Khmer dancing to Tai Chi. Elegant dining options range from the formal Restaurant Le Grand, to the Café d’Angkor, to the wide selection of cocktails at the famed Elephant Bar.
The Park Hyatt is a new addition to Cambodia’s select five-star hotel crowd. The hotel was previously Hotel De La Paix, one of the country’s top properties, and has been rebranded after a complete renovation. This new and exciting hotel is situated in one of Asia’s major emerging cultural destinations, providing ultimate indulgence and impeccable service. Designed by award-winning Bangkok-based interior designer Bill Bensley, Park Hyatt won Cambodia’s No. 1 hotel spot in Travel + Leisure and ranked No. 29 in its World’s Best Hotels 2010 list. Park Hyatt Siem Reap features 104 guestrooms, a choice of restaurants, a bar, fresh bakery, two swimming pools, a spa and fitness center.
Situated in the cultural heart of the lively town of Siem Reap, the Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Siem Reap features 10 ultra-luxe villas designed by celebrated architect Bill Bensley to reflect his idea of an idyllic life that is filled with privacy and surrounded by lush gardens. Beneath the cooling shadows of the town’s trees, these intimate compounds offer exceptional comfort in every aspect of a guest’s stay. The softest of beds, baths under stars, and diligent butlers lay the foundation for a rejuvenating experience. The hotel compound also houses a wide array of sleek and stylish dining venues that serve everything from authentic local dishes to tender Wagu steaks. All meals can be delivered to guest’s residences at any hour of the day.
Thailand has it all – from towering mountains, gilded temples, vibrant corals, ancient ruins and powdery white-sand beaches. Enjoy an 11-day journey through the diverse landscape of what’s known as the Land of Smiles. The hospitality along with the mouthwatering cuisine make this country a traveler’s favorite.
Gather your closest loved ones and go on a 13-day adventure that celebrates the best of life, from bustling cities to postcard-perfect natural landscapes. Tap into the electric pulse of busy cosmopolitan cities whose frenetic energy is even more lively at night. Taste the fragrant cuisines that tell a story of the people’s past and present. Slow it down to soak it all in with moments of serenity in misty mountains and turquoise lagoons. Relish these good times with friends and family and create fond memories that will be unforgotten.
Escape from the stresses of back home and retreat to the tropical shores of southern Thailand for 6 days of sandy beach, tropical jungle, warm seas, fresh seafood, and guided personalized wellness activities. Bring peace and mindfulness back into your life with meditation, yoga, and fitness. Pamper yourself with massage therapies and healing treatments. Nourish your body with southern Thailand’s freshest ingredients harvested from where the wild forest meets the sea. This immersive trip offers a balance of rejuvenating activities, delicious and fresh food experiences, and inspiring destination, helping you achieve a sense of well-being unique to southern Thailand.
A quick but luxurious 2-day adventure in the Northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, this itinerary is the perfect add-on to any Southeast Asia trip. Bike through vibrant green tea fields, explore the city’s revered temples and pay a visit to a Hmong Village. This is an active exploration of the ancient city.
This nine-day itinerary will introduce you to the beauty and history of Northern Thailand. Visit authentic Lanna towns and traditional villages on the Sakae Krang River, explore a multitude of temples and ancient ruins, and spend a day interacting with elephants.
See the contrast of two cultures as they’re juxtaposed before your eyes on this 16-day luxury journey through Thailand’s Bangkok and Bhutan. You’ll compare the glimmering Grand Palace and Wat Arun to the ancient architecture of Bhutan’s monasteries, raft the Mo Chu river, and spend nights at the luxurious Amankora.
Spend 4 luxurious days getting acquainted with Thailand’s busy capital and surrounding quieter areas. Kanchanaburi is only a 2-hour trip from the bustling city but feels a world away. The well-preserved ancient ruins of Ayutthaya are a must-see in addition to Bangkok’s fantastic cultural and historical sites.
This five-day trip around Bangkok sees you appreciate the finer things in life, with a focus on personalized shopping experiences, unique and indulgent wellness treatments, as well as exclusive wining and dining with some of the city’s top chefs.
Combine the magic of Cambodia and Thailand with this specialized eight-day trip to the prized destinations of Siem Reap and Soneva Kiri. Spend the first half of the trip immersed in history and culture amidst the Angkor ruins, and celebrate tropical heaven during the second half at the darling Thai resort.
Retreat to the mountainous province of Chiang Rai on this 6-day trip to two different wellness destinations, Pa Sak Tong and Phu Saichai. Breathe in deep the fresh mountain air and unwind with pampering spa treatments, refocus with mindful meditation in the verdant fields, strengthen the body with jungle treks and biking, and refuel with organic wholesome meals. This luxury getaway into the cool and green hills of northern Thailand will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
Other than your long-haul flights (not included), all flights are by private jet charter. Price includes jet charter, ground arrangements, landing permits and any repositioning charges. Changes in landing fees or fuel prices may cause the itinerary price to vary.
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