Sensational Southeast Asia with Chiang Mai & Luang Prabang

19 Day Package from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In each city

Meals Included

American breakfast daily 5 lunches1 dinner

Sightseeing & Activities

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

DAY
1
Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
Hanoi

This morning, enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of the city. First, explore the ancient streets of the fascinating OLD QUARTER by electric car. Here, peddlers trade as they have for centuries. Then, visit the MAUSOLEUM and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda: ONE PILLAR PAGODA and the PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. Also visit the ancient TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, more than 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university.

DAY
3
Hanoi–Ha Long Bay Cruise

Your private transfer takes you from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Upon arrival, board an OVERNIGHT CRUISE that takes you to explore the tunnels, caves, pristine beaches, and floating villages that are sprinkled across the bay. While on board, enjoy a TRADITIONAL VIETNAMESE COOKING DEMONSTRATION with the ship’s chef. You may also choose to relax with a spa treatment.

DAY
4
Ha Long Bay Cruise–Hanoi–Ho Chi Minh City

Early birds can participate in a TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION on the Sun Deck at the break of dawn. Disembark later this morning for a private transfer to Hanoi to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many.

DAY
5
Ho Chi Minh City

Start your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING with a WALKING TOUR of the city’s famous and historic landmarks as you stroll through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, visit the moving WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, followed by bustling BEN THANH MARKET, the largest and oldest in the city. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore this lively city.

DAY
6
Ho Chi Minh City

Today, enjoy a half-day PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION to the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles in length that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for time at leisure this afternoon.

DAY
7
Ho Chi Minh City–Siem Reap, Cambodia

A short flight brings you to Siem Reap, your base for exploring the temples of Angkor. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the temples are unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins.

DAY
8
Siem Reap

Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts at the best preserved of all the temples—ANGKOR WAT, which honors the Hindu god Vishnu. Next stop is ANGKOR THOM to see BAYON TEMPLE. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

DAY
9
Siem Reap

This morning, explore more of the Angkor temple complex on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Visit BANTEAY SREI, a unique, small temple built from red sandstone and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Then, on to TA PROHM, which has been left relatively untouched, unlike many other temples. Here, the jungle surrounds you, and tree roots grow over and through the ruins. The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY
10
Siem Reap–Bangkok, Thailand

Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city.

DAY
11
Bangkok

Today’s PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a BOAT RIDE through the klongs, Bangkok’s canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname “Venice of the East.” Stop at Wat Arun, the TEMPLE OF THE DAWN, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue on to the GRAND PALACE, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. Also visit the TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

DAY
12
Bangkok

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own.

DAY
13
Bangkok–Chiang Mai

Today, fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city.

DAY
14
Chiang Mai

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR begins with a visit to WAT PHRA SINGH with its famous Buddha image, and WAT DOI SUTHEP, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps. On a clear day, you will enjoy spectacular views of Chiang Mai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
15
Chiang Mai

Today, take a PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION outside the city to BAAN TONG LUANG to visit several hill tribe groups, including the AKHA, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins, and the KAREN, home to the PADAUNG LONG-NECKED WOMEN. Early in life, brass rings are placed on the necks of the village girls and as they mature, additional rings are added. This pushes the collarbone down and compresses the rib cage, creating the illusion of stretching their necks. You will also stop at an ORCHID FARM. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
16
Chiang Mai–Luang Prabang, Laos

Today, fly to Luang Prabang.

DAY
17
Luang Prabang

Today, enjoy a full-day PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit WAT VISOUN, the ROYAL PALACE MUSEUM (closed Tuesdays), and a LOCAL VILLAGE to see silk weaving and rice paper-making demonstrations.

DAY
18
Luang Prabang

A full day at your leisure. Perhaps consider an excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls or a cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves. Your Local Host can help with suggestions.

DAY
19
Luang Prabang

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on August 25, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Luang Prabang

Silk Path Hotel

195-199 Hang Bong Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Find yourself in the refined elegance of the Silk Path Hotel located in the historic Silk district of Hanoi. This chic and sophisticated boutique hotel has an essence of classic luxury mixed with rich oriental heritage. The professional staff is ready to provide exceptional service to make all guests feel welcome. Guestrooms at the Silk Path are tastefully decorated and include modern amenities for your convenience. With two bars and two restaurants, the Silk Path Hotel is equipped to serve your every need.

Location & Highlights

On the edge of Hanoi's fascinating Old Quarter close to Hoan Kiem Lake and the Temple of Literature.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
Gracefully designed rooms on higher-floors include modern furnishings and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Bhaya Classic


Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 11:00

Built in oriental style with contemporary luxury, Bhaya Cruises has established a new standard of cruising in Vietnam. The four Bhaya Classic vessels have a total 75 cabins and proudly present a premium cruise experience in Ha Long Bay.

Location & Highlights



Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar

Hotel Amenities

The comfortable cabins feature ensuite bathroom with shower and hairdryer and complimentary bottled water.

Paragon Saigon Hotel

22 - 24, Thi Sách, Ben Nghé
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Paragon Saigon Hotel is sophisticated and modern with a fusion of Vietnamese and French décor. Guests can enjoy the outdoor rooftop swimming pool, relax at the full-service spa, and taste international cuisine in the on-site restaurant.

Location & Highlights

Ideally situated in District 1 with easy access to Dong Khoi Street and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
Guestrooms are spacious and elegant, with beautiful hardwood floors, premium bedding, and luxurious bathrooms with rainfall shower.

Tara Angkor Hotel

Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Phum Mondul III, Khum Slorkram
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This stylish property has cemented its status as one of the jewels in Siem Reap. A short distance from the Angkor Temple complex and the city center, the hotel is an ideal base to explore all that Siem Reap offers. With two restaurants, a lobby bar, and a swimming pool, the hotel also offers a place to relax after a day of sightseeing. With all of this and a highly skilled staff you are sure to have a memorable stay.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located on the road to the Angkor temple complex and just a short distance from the center of Siem Reap including Pub Street and the night market.

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
Rooms include Select Comfort mattresses, premium bedding, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Majestic Grande

12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Majestic Grande Hotel has an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. This hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/cafe, and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, a sauna, and multilingual staff.

Location & Highlights

Located in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok the hotel is close to the Siam Ocean World and the Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Also close by is a BTS Skytrain station which offers easy access to the city.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
Classical decor and refined ambience make rooms an ideal choice for the discerning international traveler. All rooms have been refurbished and include complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Empress Hotel

199/42 Changklan Rd
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 12:00

Nestled in the heart of beautiful historic city of Chiang Mai, in a lush greenery park, The Empress Hotel & Convention Centre offers magnificent location of 20 minutes drive from Chiang Mai International Airport & Railway station. The city's famous handicraft center Night Bazaar with the night entertainments and commercial zone are just 10 minutes walk away.

Location & Highlights

In the heart of Chiang Mai's commercial area and only a 10 minute walk to the Night Bazaar.

Room Amenities

  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
Accommodation with an imaginative design echo the charm of Northern Thai cultures plus wide ranges of modern room amenities & facilities at your fingertips.

Santi Resort & Spa

Royal Sakkarine Road, Ban Wat Sene
Luang Prabang, Laos

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 12:00

Located just 10 minutes from town, the Santi Resort & Spa is set in a tranquil setting surrounded by rice fields, creeks, and waterfalls. Each room is designed to reflect the local charm using wood and colorful fabrics. Dine in the two restaurants or sip on a drink in the bar.

Location & Highlights

Located in beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by mountains and natural streams, only a short ride to the center of town.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
Each room is designed with extensive wood accents and feature daily fruit basket, cable TV, and private balcony.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Luang Prabang

Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi

83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi has a distinctive French architecture as well as excellent services and facilities; service is always tailored to meet the unique needs of discerning travelers. The Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi offers stylish accommodation, warm service and a luxurious spa.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located in the heart of Hanoi's business district, just 5 minutes from the city center.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
Guest rooms are well-appointed and feature all the normal amenities one would expect of a quality hotel.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

15 Ngo Quyen Street
Hanoi, Vietnam

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

This award winning French colonial style hotel is located in the heart of downtown Hanoi. The Opera Wing guestrooms feature a neo classic elegance, Sofitel's MyBed, and complimentary WiFi Internet access. After a long day take a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool or visit the luxurious Le Spa du Metropole for an holistic spa treatment. The hotel features three on site restaurants offering fine French, Italian, and local cuisine along with three bars offering great choices for a night cap to a day of exploring.

Location & Highlights

In the heart of the city within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Hanoi Opera House.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
Rooms in the new Opera wing include plush Sofitel MyBeds and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Paradise Luxury Deluxe Balcony Cabin


Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Check-in - -
Check-out - -

Paradise Luxury I, II, III & IV were built according to the traditional Vietnamese design and present a lavish design blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. The four Paradise Luxury vessels offer 68 luxurious cabins as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the spectacular scenery of the "Bay of Descending Dragons".

Location & Highlights



Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
Each cabin features a private balcony, ensuite bathroom with shower, and complimentary bottled water.

InterContinental Asiana Saigon

Corner Ha Ba Trung St and Le Duan Blvd
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

InterContinental Asiana Saigon is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel features spacious rooms with separate bath and shower, a full service spa, outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Other amenties include three restaurants, a lounge, and a bar.

Location & Highlights

In the city center within walking distance to Saigon Central Post Office, Notre Dame Basilica, and Diamond Plaza. Many shopa and restaurants are also nearby.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
Rooms are equipped with LCD televisions with premium cable channels, DVD players, and beds with pillow top mattresses. Bathrooms offer separate bath and rain shower. Additional amenities include slippers and complimentary bottled water.

Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel

59-61 Pasteur Street District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel is contemporarily designed with modern rooms and offers guests the utmost in quality, comfort and convenience. Unwind after a day of sightseeing at the café, restaurant or bar and check out the pool deck for incredible views of the metropolis below. Hit the gym, complete with sauna and steam room, or pamper yourself in luxury at their spa.

Location & Highlights

Located in the city center, the Hotel is within walking distance of Le Loi Boulevard and many of Ho Chi Minh City’s key points of interest and nightlife venues.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Climate Control

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
Guestrooms are built for comfort and relaxation and feature abundant natural light and plush bedding to ensure a restful stay. The captivating panoramic views also offer great views over the city.

Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

National Road 6, 0369, Bantay
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Aptly named after 'a territory of Angkor' in Cambodian, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is a truly Cambodian hotel set in the heart of Siem Reap with easy access to the Angkor Temple complex and only 5 minutes from Pub Street with shops and restaurants. The hotel features many amenities for a comfortable stay including an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, restaurant, and bar.

Location & Highlights

Located just 5 minutes from the center of Siem Reap with easy access to the Angkor temple complex, Pub Street, and the night market.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
Rooms are inspired by Angkorian architecture and decorated with Cambodian silk products, assorted handicraft, and wooden floor. A private balcony overlooks the refreshing pool.

Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Sivutha Blvd
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Park Hyatt, Siem Reap is the city¿s most prestigious address and perfect base to explore the Temples of Angkor. Located in the heart of the city, this award winning hotel blends an elegant and contemporary design to create an enlivening resort and residential feel. From the second you arrive you will be welcomed by true Cambodian hospitality and superb service. The stylish guestrooms offer a refined home away from home with all the amenities one would expect from a deluxe hotel. The luxurious collection of accommodation is matched by stylish dining venues that offer fresh, flavorful, well-presented dishes of French and Indochine inspirations. Lighter fare is also offered at The Glass House, the onsite deli-patisserie. Discerning travelers will appreciate the other amenities on offer. Relax by one of the two pools or in the inviting Living Room lounge and bar, get in a work out in the fitness center, or visit The Spa for holistic therapies and treatments using only locally harvested floral and aromatic ingredients.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of Siem Reap the hotel offers easy access to the Angkor temple complex and is just a 10-minute walk to the night market and popular pub street.

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
Guestrooms feature Khmer-inspired contemporary art, custom furniture and decor that creates an exotic, resort-like ambience. Each spacious room also features a sitting area, complimentary Wi-Fi access, welcome fruits that are replenished daily, and bathrooms with Italian marble, dual vanities, and seperate bathtub and rain shower.

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

2 Captain Bush Lane
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The award winning hotel is renowned for refined luxury and exceptional service, ensuring an unforgettable stay for all guests. During your stay experience comfort and refined contemporary hotel rooms, relax beside the garden pool, and discover exquisite Thai and international cuisine in outstanding restaurants and bars.

Location & Highlights

Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of the city, adjacent to River City, Bangkok's largest antique shopping mall, and just a short boat ride from major attractions.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
Each guestroom offers beautiful views with accents of modern and traditional Thai decor. The bathrooms are uniquely designed with an assortment of mediums and feature an array of toiletries.

InterContinental Bangkok

973 Ploenchit Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The InterContinental Bangkok located within the core of the city's business and commercial districts. Within walking distance there is a wide range of shopping and other facilities are within easy walking distance. Access to the rest of the city is easy with the adjacent BTS skytrain station. Throughout, you will appreciate impeccable service and the warm, attentive hospitality that is authentically Thai.

Location & Highlights

Located within the Ratchaprasong District and is close to Sukhumvit Road. A directly adjacent BTS skytrain station allows fast travel throughout the city. Major shopping destinations such as Central World, Siam Paragon, MBK and Platinum abound at walking distance. Lumpini Park is also a short distance away.

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
All rooms have 40 inch LED TVs, BOSE home entertainment sound systems with iPod dock, Wi-Fi access, and spacious bathrooms fitted in marble with bathtubs and separate rain shower unit.

Ratilanna Riverside Resort & Spa

33 Chang Klan Road
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This boutique resort has a great location close to the city center and captures the essence of the Lanna people with subtle architectural details and inspiring interior decor.

Location & Highlights

Nestled along the banks of the Mae Ping River and in the center of Chiang Mai, only minutes away from the city's popular Night Bazaar.

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
Spacious contemporary guestrooms feature private balconies, widescreen plasma televisions, home theatre, Wi-Fi access, and bathrooms with built in LCD TVs and rain shower.

Le Meridien Chiang Mai

108 Chang Klan Rd, Tambol Chan Klan
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The ideal destination for savvy travelers who enjoy the mixture of Le Meridien's European heritage and local Lanna style to deliver a contemporary cultural experience. The hotel has the perfect location adjacent to the famous night bazaar ensuring you encounter the vibrance and energy of Chiang Mai, just at your door step.

Location & Highlights

In the city center and commercial district on Chang Klan Road, surrounded by restaurants and within easy walking distance of the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
All rooms and suites feature glass and marble bathrooms with ultra cool massaging rain showers, and guests can sink into slumber on exclusive Le Meridien Beds.

Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum

Rue Chao Fa Ngum, Banthatluang
Luang Prabang, Laos

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Maison Souvannaphoum was the residence of Prince Souvannaphouma in the 1960s and 1970s, making it one of the few "historical" modernist buildings in town. The hotel exudes a distinct colonial style of solid brick structures with shuttered windows, reminiscent of French provincial buildings, added with a local touch.

Location & Highlights

Hotel is within walking distance to the Mekong River and the renowned Wat Xieng Thong temple. It is also easily accessible to the city's key attractions such as the Royal Palace and Mount Phu Si - a 100 yard high rocky outcrop - with its stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
Live in the abode of Laotian royalty as each garden-view room includes air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Luang Prabang
Chiang Mai
Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap
Bangkok

Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Laos may be a landlocked nation without oceans or beaches, but the triple-tiered, turquoise Kuang Si Waterfall more than makes up for it.

Price Range: $$

Mekong River Trip to Pak Ou Caves

We'll take you on a mystical journey to one of the holiest sites in Laos¿the fascinating Pak Ou Caves. Set in a dramatic limestone cliff where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River, the caves are home to thousands of Buddhas placed there by locals since the 16th century when the site was declared a holy shrine by the king.

Price Range: $$$

Chiang Mai

Dinner at Gallery Restaurant

Join us for an incredible Thai dinner at one of Chiang Mai's best restaurants! A showcase of local art and the fine art of cooking, The Gallery is the perfect riverside dining experience during your stay in northern Thailand. Set in the oldest wooden structure in Chiang Mai, a century-old teakwood house on the banks of the Ping River, this award-winning conservation site is known for its delicious curries, savory fish dishes, and onsite art gallery.

Price Range: $$

Pantawan Cooking School

Whether you're an aspiring master chef or a complete notice, you can learn to cook the Thai way on this delicious, hands-on excursion!

Price Range: $$

Traditional Khantoke Dinner & Show

When in Rome, do as the Romans¿and when in Chiang Mai, do as the ancient Kingdom of Lanna residents did! We'll show you the ropes on this fun and memorable excursion that's a showcase of northern Thailand's incredible cuisine and colorful Lanna culture.

Price Range: $

Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Delta Excursion

Explore the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam on this enjoyable cruise on the mighty Mekong River. Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel by road to My Tho, Gateway to the Mekong Delta.

Price Range: $$

Siem Reap

Lake Tonle Sap Cruise

Hop aboard a traditional Cambodian watercraft and set out with an expert Local Guide to explore life on Tonle Sap-the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia!

Price Range: $

Apsara Dinner & Dance Show

Step back in time as we introduce you to the wonders of Khmer music, dance, and cuisine. We'll transport you to the beautiful Angkor Village Resort for a tantalizing dinner of authentic Cambodian dishes. Then, ancient Khmer culture comes to life during a brilliant Apsara dance performance, an artform based on the bas-reliefs found at Angkor Wat. Marvel at the graceful, sinuous hand gestures that tell the stories from classical mythology.

Price Range: $$

Grand Circuit Tour

Explore the Grand Circuit to Preah Khan built in approximately the same period as Ta Prohm and with the same purpose: In memory of a person, the father of Jayavarman VII while Ta Prohm it is in memory of the mother of Jayavarman VII.

Price Range: $

Phare Cambodia Circus

'Enjoy the performance of the Circus of Battambang now in Siem Reap! Phare Ponleu Selpak, meaning "the brightness of art", originated in 1986 in Site 2 Refugee Camp on the Thai border.

Price Range: $

Bangkok

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

We combine history, culture, cuisine, and beautiful river scenery on this romantic cruise down the Chao Phraya River aboard a converted rice barge.

Price Range: $$

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

We'll show you a unique, from-the-river perspective of Bangkok's captivating beauty on this unforgettable dinner cruise. Embark your water craft and relax as you float peacefully along the Chao Phraya River past the city's most popular attractions.

Price Range: $$

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Immerse yourself in the wonder of Siam Niramit (the Enchanted Kingdom), one of the largest stage productions on the planet.

Price Range: $$

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Sampran Riverside

Imagine a grocery-shopping trip where you have to flag down the merchants as they float by on boats. No, it's not a Wonderland-style flight of fancy, but a traditional way of buying and selling colorful fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, and sweets since the 19th century. Later, visit Nakhon Pathom to see Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the tallest Buddhist stupas in the world. Then, stop for lunch at the picturesque Sampran Riverside Resort, with a Thai village showcasing traditional Thai culture.

Price Range: $$

Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

If you love art, antiques, and fantastic architecture - as well as a good mystery - then our excursion to the Jim Thompson House & Museum is a must.

Price Range: $

River Kwai incl Boat & Train Ride

On this poignant tour, we'll introduce you to fascinating but seldom-taught parts of World War II history. A highlight of this excursion is a long-tail boat trip to view the infamous bridge up close spanning the River Kwai and the ¿Death Railway"'somber reminders of the thousands of POWs and forced Asian laborers who lost their lives during the railroad's construction.

Price Range: $$

Insider

Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Luang Prabang

Hanoi

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Hanoi, VietnamMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Hanoi. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Hanoi and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Hanoi, Vietnam insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Hiep, and I get great joy out of sharing my knowledge about Cambodia with people from around the world. From fascinating stories and friendly people to the unique culture and hidden charms, visitors are often pleasantly surprised by what this great country has to offer. Most people say they choose their career, but for me, being a Tour Director chose me - and I have loved every moment of it from day one!

Old Quarter

Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter is famous for its small artisans and merchants including many silk shops. At the beginning of the 20th century, each of the 36 streets that today make up the Old Quarter, had merchants and households that specialized in a particular trade such as silk, cotton, leather, silver etc. These days the street names reflect these specializations although few of them remain exclusively in their original commerce. Local cuisine specialties as well as several clubs and bars can be found here as well as a night market open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening with a variety of clothing, souvenirs and food.

Hoan Kiem Lake

Meaning Lake of the Returned Sword or Lake of the Restored Sword, Hoan Kiem Lake in the historical center of the city, is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere or to take a leisurely stroll. It is one of Hanoi’s major scenic spots and a focal point of public life. There are some good photo opportunities around the shores of the lake.

Ho Chi Minh City

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Ho Chi Minh City. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Ho Chi Minh and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamMeet a Local Host®

I'm Tuyen and after graduating tourism university in 1997, I started work as a full time tour guide. I'm excited to show our beautiful country to more international friends and am looking forward to serving you and making your stay in Vietnam unforgettable.

Rooftop Garden bar at the Rex Hotel

Home to the infamous “Five O’clock follies” and a favorite hangout for American officers during the Vietnam War, this rooftop bar still evokes memories of a time long past. The furnishings are a bit kitschy, but that is part of the charm. Stop for a drink or dinner and enjoy the great city views.

Local market in Cholon

Cholon is the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City and gets its name from Cho Lon, which means “big market” in Chinese. This intriguing area is teaming with restaurants, temples, shops, and buzzing markets. The two primary markets are Binh Tay and Ben Thanh. These massive markets offer similar products and are a great place to experience the local culture, browse the many stalls, and sample great authentic local cuisine.

Cyclo ride at night

This city comes alive at night, and a “cyclo” ride is the perfect way to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. Sitting in the front of this 3-wheeled bicycle gives you a great view as you slowly meander through the streets. Although a rare occurrence, some “cyclo” riders may try to charge you too much or take you to places you don’t want to go, so make sure to negotiate the price and clearly state your destination before the ride begins.

Dong Khoi Street

Running from the Notre Dame Cathedral to the waterfront, this shopping area is well known for the quality of its goods. Here you can buy custom made silk garments that rival those of Hong Kong for a reasonable price. The workmanship is extraordinary. Among other items for sale are jewelry, handbags, tablecloths, ceramics, and scarves. If shopping isn’t your thing, this is still a great place to take a stroll to explore the city.

Saigon Saigon Bar

This popular rooftop bar, in the iconic Caravelle Hotel, offers sweeping views of Ho Chi Minh City. Stop by for a drink at dusk and enjoy the spectacular view as the sun sets and the city lights up. Live music is featured nightly. You don’t have to dress up, but no shorts please.

Ton That Thiep Street

Ton That Thien Street is a great place to shop for Vietnamese and propaganda posters. You can also find funky lacquer ware and costume jewelry shops.

Take in a Show

Enjoy acrobats, contemporary dancers, jugglers and martial arts experts, with musical accompaniment at a performing arts show. The A O Show (pronounced Ahhh! Ohhh!) has been performing to rapturous acclaim since 2013. Depending on the time of year the troupe may offer performances of My Village or The Mist, which are equally engaging. Each show takes the audience on a journey of Vietnamese life.

Siem Reap

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Siem Reap, CambodiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Siem Reap. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Siem Reap and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host ®will share local Siem Reap insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Hi, I'm Bunrith. I was born in Siem Reap and spent all my time there until I graduated high school in 1993. My first job was with a hotel and later, in 1998, I became a guide. I have been a full-time guide since and enjoy showing guests my home city and the surrounds.

Psar Chaa

Located in the French Quarter of Siem Reap, Psar Chaa or “Old Market” is where locals come to shop for their everyday needs. As with many local markets, Psar Chaa is a great place to wander around and mix with the locals. It is also the best place to sample authentic Khmer food, which has much in common with Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Rice is the main staple and is often served with pork or fish. Noodles are also popular, as is curry. But for the more adventurous, try the spiced frog, a very satisfying meal. You will also find plenty of shops catering to tourists with items like t-shirts, maps, books, and Buddha heads—all for much less than you would pay in a store. Be prepared to haggle!

Night Market

Distinctly different from Psar Chaa or “Old Market,” the colorful Night Market was created for tourists. Here you will find stalls selling every type of souvenir you can imagine. There is also a bar and a movie mall at one end. It is located close to the main street that is lined with restaurants and bars, so it makes for a good walk after dinner.

Miss Wong

Inspired by old Shanghai this bar is one of Siem Reap’s newest additions. The cherry-red lantern that dangles from the doorway beckons passers-by. Inside, slip into one of the intimate leather booths for an Indochine Martini, a mixture of vodka, ginger cognac and fresh pineapple juice.

Angkor National Museum

Visit the newly opened Angkor National Museum. In eight chronologically ordered galleries many Angkor-era artifacts are on display. Several multi-media presentations give an understanding about Angkor history and culture.

Theam’s House

Theam's House is the home of Cambodian artist and designer Lim Muy Theam. Set beside a tranquil environment, the handsome traditional wooden house with its lust tropical garden holds a unique private collection alongside products conceived and created on site. Works demonstrate traditional Khmer arts & craft with a personal touch of design and modernity.

The Khmer Ceramic & Fine Arts Centre

The Khmer Ceramic & Fine Arts Centre is dedicated to the renaissance and appreciation of lost Cambodian art, pottery, ceramics & tableware. Founded in 2006 its goal is to revive the skill and knowledge needed for this technically challenging and beautiful handcrafted art form. Find contemporary tableware, vases, and more inspired by Cambodian culture and environment, that are both functional and decorative.

Bangkok

Meet Kongka Buatoei, one of your Local Hosts in Bangkok, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Bangkok. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Bangkok and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Bangkok insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

I'm Kong. Since 1988, I have worked as a guide and in 2006 I was voted Best Tour Guide (English speaking) at the Thailand Tourism Awards. I love to teach others about Thai culture and how to speak some key words and phrases in Thai. I am approachable and energetic and interactions with my guests are one of the favorite parts of what I do. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Bangkok with you.

The Blue Elephant

You may decide you can’t get enough of the delicious local flavors, and if that’s the case, spend half a day at The Blue Elephant to learn how to prepare authentic Thai at home. This cooking school takes you through the entire process—from shopping at a market to enjoying your dishes. While it’s somewhat more expensive than a half day of museums and lunch, the long-term benefits are immense.

Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of peace, fresh air and greenery – inviting visitors to connect with nature or enjoy outdoor leisure activities. Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is a shady oasis home to various flora and fauna including the eccentric water monitor lizard.

Pratunam-Phetchaburi

Grease the elbows and stretch the knees; it’s time for a hectic shopping experience. There’s something for everyone here—from the bargain-hunter to the clinically fashionable. Clothing, jewelry, crafts, and much more are on full display in this busy area. Make sure you venture behind the street-front vendors to Pratunam Market for international goods. Keep in mind, bargaining here is more about being friendly and respectful.

Apoteka Lux Bar

With an old school feel, the Apoteka Lux Bar is based on an outdated word for pharmacist and emulates a 19th century apothecary. Come for the live music or grab a spot at the patio for a nice place to curl up for a romantic night or meet some friends.

Go Sky High

Bangkok is blessed with several “Sky High” options where you can have dinner and/or drinks with a stunning view over the city. Check out the Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge on the 45th floor of the Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit for a great sunset or romantic meal with the only 360 degree view of Bangkok. Be prepared to pay a little more but it’s worth it!

Thai massage

There are countless places offering traditional Thai massage in Bangkok. One of the best choices is the Thai Massage School at Wat Pho. Many of the local masseuse and masseurs were taught here, and you can get a 1-hour massage for $15 to $20 USD. You can also learn the techniques for yourself!

Ride a tuk-tuk

These small 3-wheeled vehicles are an interesting way to get around and should be tried by anyone traveling to Bangkok. Make sure to negotiate the fare before sitting down.

Chiang Mai

Meet Jeff, one of your Local Hosts in Chaing Mai, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Chaing Mai. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Chaing Mai and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Chaing Mai insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Kim and Chiang Mai is my home town. I was born and grew up here. I'll never move to another city because I love my culture and my city, and I'm excited to share it with other people from around the world.

Night Bazaar

Spanning several blocks, this large market features food and Thai goods at great prices. Local handicrafts like carvings, jewelry, silk, and hand-woven fabrics are an especially good value here, because they are made in such close proximity. The other big draw is the street food, which is some of the best in the world. So make sure you have room in your stomach. Give yourself a couple of hours to explore fully.

Thai cooking class

If you love Thai food, then why not learn how to make it at home? Most classes start at the market, where you pick out your ingredients for the day. Often, you also learn how to make curry paste from scratch before putting fire to the pan. Thai influences can be seen in many different styles of cooking, and learning the basics makes for a great day. There is an overabundance of cooking classes available in Chiang Mai, so ask your Local Host for a suggestion.

Hike or Bike

The mountains surrounding the city are the best thing about Chiang Mai. You can hire a guide to help you explore them or go on your own if you are experienced. Either way, exploring the jungle on foot or on a bike is a rewarding experience.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Drive along the winding road to Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. The Park is known for its incredible views, including Watchiratharn waterfall and the twin Chedis. Late January through February, you may be lucky enough to catch the beautiful, pink, Siamese sakura flowers in full bloom.

Baan Tawai

Baan Tawai Village is known for Thai handicrafts and handmade items that reflect the history and local way of life. Find brilliant wood carvings as a great souvenir of your travels.

Luang Prabang

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Luang Prabang, LaosMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Luang Prabang. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Luang Prabang and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Luang Prabang, Laos insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Hello, I'm Toobee, and I was born in Luang Prabang. After successfully completing upper-secondary school, I went to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, to study English and accounting at the English college and vocational school. I returned to Luang Prabang in 2001 where I worked at the reception desk in a hotel. In 2004, I became a guide and I am now one of the top English-speaking guides in Laos.

Night Market

This is a great place to pick up an affordable souvenir or simply mix with the locals. Browse the stalls for a large variety of local handicrafts including wood carvings, silk textiles, wall hangings, and much more. The market closes around 9 pm and is a perfect activity before or after dinner.

Almsgiving Ceremony

Wake early in the morning to see this traditional ceremony, where Buddhist monks, in their saffron-colored robes, walk along Sisavangvong Road to receive alms (charity) in their bowls. Rice is the most typical type of alms and is used for their daily meals. If you would like to participate and give alms to the monks, remember that men are permitted to stand, but women are expected to kneel to offer the alms. This is an important Buddhist ritual, not a show, so whether you watch or participate, be respectful of the monks and their faith.

Wat Xieng Thong

This collection of ancient buildings is the most important and striking complex of temples in Luang Prabang. Construction on the main temple began in 1559 and it is one of the very few buildings to survive centuries of pillaging from invading armies. Stop here to see the stunning Buddhist art and architecture including golden facades, vibrant murals, and shimmering glass mosaics.

Phu Si Hill

Climb to the top, approximately 325 ft, for sweeping views of Luang Prabang, the Mekong River, and the surrounding mountains. Understandably, this is a popular setting to watch the sunset in the evening. Along the way, stop at one of the many temples and shrines that stud the hillside. There are several routes to the top, and whichever you choose, the climb is worth it!

L'etranger Books and Tea

This delightful bookshop serves light fare throughout the day and features an extensive tea and drink menu. This is a great place to unwind with a book, chat about your travel experiences, or stop by at night for an “artsy” movie.

Royal Ballet Theatre

Once banned for 15 years, the Royal Ballet Theatre is alive and thriving again thanks to support from the Institute of Cultural Research. Aimed at preserving Laos’ cultural heritage, dancers perform scenes from the Lao-Ramayana, traditional folk dances and tribal dances.

Bamboo Bridges

The Bamboo bridges, that run across Nam Khan River connecting Luang Prabang to small local villages, offers great short walking opportunities to discover Lao life, restaurants and handicraft shops (Available only during the dry season, 8 am – 6 pm, Oct. – May).

My Library

Visit My Library to talk to ambitious young people from surrounding underprivileged areas who come to further their education, learn English, and computer skills. The facility continues to grow in popularity as users experience the benefits of this non-profit organization.

Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre

Visit a stunning Mekong riverside garden at the Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre, which provides employment to rural residents to preserve the country’s centuries old art of weaving. Meet the weavers and learn the intricacies of Lao weaving and the preparation of natural dyes. Dye your own silk scarf to take home as a souvenir.

Customize Vacation

Stay Longer

Extra Nights from:

$56/night*

Upgrade Hotel

Other Options from:

$18/city*

Customize Now
*The "STARTING AT" price is based on August 25, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).