Travel to Southeast Asia’s most famous and remote locations by private aircraft, utilizing your own private jet and helicopter to explore the region in comfort and style. This luxury tailored tour is the adventure of a lifetime. From the bustling streets of booming Bangkok, to the quiet heights of Vietnam’s Sapa, experience history, culture, tradition, and adventure all with VIP-style and access. Visit the must-see destinations in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia on this 15-day adventure tour.
Why travel by private jet?
Traveling by private jet is the best way to maximize your time and minimize your stress. This private mode of transport means you don’t have to waste time or energy waiting in lines and checking luggage, and you can avoid the chaos at major hubs like Bangkok’s international terminals. Don’t be troubled by delays or cancellations. Indochina is yours to discover in comfort, ease, and ultimate luxury.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.
• Dinner is Ruined: Wine and dine in exclusivity with a private meal in a 12th century Hindu Temple outside of Siem Reap.
• Fly Like a Gibbon: The best way to explore the treetops is like the monkeys do - by swinging through the canopy, albeit on an 18-platform zipline.
• Flora & Fauna: The region's natural wonders are comprised of dense jungle, roaring waterfalls, elephant encounters, and the mighty artery of the Mekong River, which binds Indochinese nations together.
Touch down in Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia’s most influential and fascinating metropolises. Your guide will be waiting to escort you to your luxury hotel. Spend the evening relaxing in the comforts and exquisite amenities of your hotel, or step outside into the bustling city to take in some of the vibrant lights and bustling nightlife.
After a delicious breakfast, head out for a tour of Bangkok with your private guide and driver. There’s never a dull moment in this city, known in the Thai language as Krung Thep. A vast city with many unique neighborhoods, Bangkok is filled with an enormous variety to stimulate the senses. Some of the most frequented and most interesting stops include Wat Phra Kaew, The Temple of Dawn, and the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Visit Bangkok’s 200-year-old Chinatown, a crossroad of two cultures. This city provides a fascinating taste of new and old Asia - from ancient temples to massive shopping malls, Bangkok has it all. Enjoy a delicious Thai dinner and a relaxing night at your hotel.
Board your private jet and take off for Siem Reap, Cambodia in luxury. Check in, rest and refresh before beginning your sightseeing. Siem Reap’s Angkor temple complex is one of the most coveted destinations for travelers around the world. Meet with a local archaeologist, who will take you on a private tour through the enchanting chambers of Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple. Make your way through the bustling markets and barter with the lively merchants following the tour. Head back to your hotel for a delicious meal and good night’s sleep.
Enjoy an early breakfast before heading to the 10th century Banteay Srei Temple, built in honor of the Hindu god Shiva. Next, visit the children at a local orphanage and learn about the positive impact being made by the organization and the challenges they face. Find special mementos to remind you of your Cambodian visit on a bespoke shopping trip to some of the city’s best shopping destinations. This evening, experience something truly special with a private meal arranged on the grounds of Angkor Athvea, a 12th-century Hindu temple just outside Siem Reap.
Fly from Siem Reap to Pakse, Laos this morning . Touch down in the country’s third-largest city, and then check in to your hotel. This former French colony is situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Xe Don rivers and is home to incredible mountain views, ancient temples, and charming French colonial architecture. Spend the afternoon exploring the city and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Take an evening stroll along the mighty Mekong and spend a restful night at your hotel.
After a cup of locally sourced coffee with breakfast, see where your brew came from with a tour of a coffee plantation. Explore the Bolaven Plateau and its most famous feature, the Tad Fane Waterfall. Visit Talat Dao Heung Market and bargain for coffees, aromatic spices, dried fish, fresh fruits, and special Lao desserts and treats. Enjoy a traditional meal at one of Pakse’s best restaurants before heading back to your hotel for the night.
Today you will be swept off by private jet to Luang Prabang, Laos. Check in to one of two recommended hotels – Amantaka or Hotel De La Paix. Tour through this UNESCO World Heritage city, visiting palaces and monasteries, and be enchanted by a history well-preserved. Head to colorful Tai Lue, the home of famed textiles and weaving techniques. Tour to the top of Mount Phousi for an exquisite view of the sun setting behind a magical cityscape before a lovely dinner of Luang Prabang specialties.
You will have the unique opportunity to interact with an Asian elephant and walk along side it through the lush forests along the Nam Khan River. You will visit an elephant camp that exists in order to provide a safe home for elephants. Learn about the gentle giants from their handlers and even hand feed it a treat. Walk with the giants through the river with a backdrop of tiered waterfalls and verdant forest. Tonight, visit the city’s bustling Hmong Night Market. This is where various hill tribes sell their handmade creations and delicious traditional foods.
After breakfast, board your jet once again and fly to Vietnam. Touch down in historic Hanoi. This fascinating city has more than 1,000 years of rich history. Today, get a feel for the city by touring its Old Quarter. Stroll down the charming, narrow, tree-lined streets with colorful shop-fronts and the bustle of everyday life. Retire to the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake and admire the 17th century Turtle Tower. Check in to the Sofitel Legend Metropole, a turn-of-the-century mansion located next to the Old Quarter. Enjoy a local meal at a nearby restaurant before retiring for some rest.
Enjoy breakfast before a helicopter flight north to Sapa. This beautiful destination is home to a wealth of ethnic minorities and hill tribes. Sapa’s vibrant green hillsides are covered with tiered rice paddies, which make for a stunning and unique view. Check in to your hotel before setting out for some sightseeing. Visit the Sapa Cultural Museum and learn about local traditions and customs. Enjoy dinner at Hill Station Restaurant, which features French cuisine.
Tour the sleepy streets of Sapa today and be sure to note the fascinating French-Asian fusion in the architecture, artwork, cuisine, and cultural atmosphere. Take off on a trek to Cat Cat, just one mile outside of Sapa. The area is home to a thriving cottage and merchant industry, the perfect place to find a special souvenir. Take a leisurely evening hike to Heaven’s Gate for a stunning vista overlooking the valley, spotted with terraced rice paddies, hemmed by jagged mountains and lush forests. Return to the hotel for dinner and relaxation.
Today, your journey will take you back to Thailand, but this time you are in for a much different experience. Touch down in Chiang Rai, in the heart of the Golden Triangle, and check in to your camp. Rest and refresh before visiting the Hall of Opium, where you’ll get a glimpse at the history of opium production and its influence on the region. Journey up the “Burma Road” for a adrenaline-pumping drive along the narrow mountain road that straddles the Myanmar - Thailand border. Stop at stunning look out points and take in a Thai sunset as darkness settles over the expansive surrounding countryside.
Visit the picturesque village of Doi Mae Salong, an area whose history is intertwined with strategic military positioning and the opium trade. Enjoy lunch with a local hill tribe family, gaining insight into their traditional lifestyle. Next, take a tour of a tea plantation. Hike through the tea fields and sip on special fresh brews with the owner of one of Thailand’s largest plantations. Enjoy lunch with a prominent member of the Doi Mae Salong community, who will share stories and insights into rural life in this region of Thailand.
Today, complement your elephant experience in Laos with a more in-depth a mahout training experience. This half day training will give you the time and intimacy to bond with these gentle giants, as well as an opportunity to learn about the conservation efforts that provide for the future of the species. Spend the afternoon relaxing before enjoying a five-course dinner by the campfire – a fitting end to a perfect trip.
Enjoy breakfast before saying goodbye to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle. Head out for Chiang Rai’s International Airport for your departure.
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.
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.
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.
Nestled in the romantic Muong Hoa valley among majestic mountains and moss-green rice terrace plots lies Pao's Sapa Leisure Hotel. This modern hotel of 223 rooms seamlessly blends the Sapa cultural heritage with high-class accommodations and stunning vistas. Rooms start at 98 square feet and all feature balconies with views of the surrounding mountains and rice terraces. Air conditioning, LCD television, and complimentary Wi-Fi are standard, while upgraded rooms include full bathtubs. Suites offer additional space and king-size beds, and the 515 square feet of the expansive Presidential Pao's Suite is fitted with two bedrooms, a living room, and an inviting Jacuzzi. The hotel's A Linh Restaurant starts the day with a buffet breakfast and ends with a selection of genuine local dishes. There is also the Lobby Lounge, which serves Western dishes, and the MK Rooftop Bar where guests can enjoy colorful cocktails and Asian-inspired light bites. The on-site Fitness Center is well-equipped for cardio and strength training; it also includes a swimming pool on the second floor that looks out across the mountains of Sapa through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Sapa is a verdant, mountainous town located in northern Vietnam known for its rich ecological and cultural diversity stemming from its proximity to the Chinese border. With picturesque rice terraces and forested hills surrounding the town — and the Fansipan, the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia, located nearby — a stay in Sapa will leave visitors feeling like they’ve escaped to an old-world settlement that dates back to the colonial era of French Indochina. The Hotel de la Coupole Sapa, a luxury hotel that fuses design elements of elegant French colonial style with the colorful touches of native hill tribes, stands as the only five-star international hotel in Sapa. The Hotel de la Coupole features 249 accommodations, an on-site shopping mall, and a selection of bars and restaurants. Other amenities include air conditioning and heating (more sought-after than one might think in a mountain climate famed for occasional “four-season days”), numerous meeting and banquet rooms, and a Spa and Fitness Center complete with a sauna and massage parlor. And for those wishing to venture out and explore the surrounding mountains, waterways, and lush slopes, local guides are easily hired, and transportation is conveniently arranged either through the hotel or by local means.
The Anantara is a chic luxury retreat perched atop a high mountain ridge overlooking the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak rivers, and close to Thailand's borders with Laos and Myanmar. It has 58 guest rooms and 19 suites decorated in a style that blends the best of the area's rich fabric and woodcarving traditions with contemporary design. The resort includes a sybaritic spa, an infinity pool that looks over the tree canopy to the Mekong River and up towards the hills of Myanmar and Laos, a fitness center with steam rooms, saunas, squash and tennis courts, a Thai cooking school, and an elephant camp, where you can learn about the importance of the elephant in Thai culture and arrange a ride through the surrounding jungle. The Anantara is also home to three food and beverage establishments: Sala Mae Nam (international buffet breakfast and Northern Thai specialties for dinner), Baan Dahlia (authentic Italian cuisine with a wine selection from vineyards around the globe), and The Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace, the perfect setting for a night cap.
An exotic getaway reached by riverboat, the Four Seasons Tented Camp is set in a bamboo jungle at the meeting point of three countries: Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Fifteen freestanding, luxurious tents are spaced along a half-mile-long hillside trail over the Muak River, each with a large outdoor deck to take in the lush surroundings and the sounds of the forest. The rooms are outfitted with hand-hammered copper bathtubs, and custom-made furnishings that hearken back to the style of 19th-century explorers. The spa offers simple luxury with traditional Thai massages in open-air salas that seem to float in the air amid the trees. The treatments include mountain botanicals and warming spices for a unique and restorative experience. Private yoga classes are also available. A variety of dining experiences are offered and are shared by the small group of guests: breakfast is served at Nong Yao, the camp's restaurant; lunch might be a picnic in the jungle with folding tables, stools and linen napkins; dinner could be a barbecue, a five-course formal meal or a dinner by the campfire. There is a pool and attached whirlpool at the camp that has been integrated into the landscape, surrounded by granite boulders and lush plants. The camp is 90 minutes from Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI).
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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