Private Tours in Asia for 25 Years

Plan your own entirely unique are private, custom-tailored trips with us, perfect for solo travelers, couples, families (with children of all ages), and groups of friends. You can expect specific activities and focus around your interests, must-see highlights and atypical ones, all away from the crowds. We'll not only design a trip around your preferences, but make suggestions and recommendations, make all of your arrangements, and oversee all aspects of your travel, leaving you to enjoy a pleasant, unforgettable trip from beginning to end.

Friends touring HanoiToss the guidebook; we'll include the highlights and places you should not miss, skip the tourist traps, and all the while putting every effort into providing an immersive and authentic cultural experience. If you have traveled with Abercrombie and Kent before, you will appreciate a similar level of quality yet more flexible and authentic travel experience, while of course enjoying a much better value.

People-to-people experiences are always facilitated, including spontaneous activities such as home visits, language lessons, cooking classes to dropping in on a classroom — things we feel are the real rewards of visiting the exceptional peoples of this region. Dinner with a former U.S. Ambassador, escort by professor of archeology at Angkor, lunch with a Intha elder on Inle Lake, enjoying tea with graduate monks in Mandalay, and an informal meeting with young entrepreneurs in Hanoi are just a few possibilities. If you are interested in Myanmar, contact us for ideas for where to go and what to do.

What makes Indochina Travel exceptional?

Unsurpassed experience - In 1993, we founded the first American tour operator in Vietnam (read about us in Escape Magazine's 1994 article), organizing the very first Veterans, adventure, and arts tours of the country. Our founders have over fifty years experience organizing and leading trips in the region. We've organized trips from our Hanoi headquarters for over 20 years, branching out into Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. Beyond our comprehensive destination information (read about Luang Prabang), please call us and ask the really tough questions, you'll be impressed.

On the Spot - You will hear from our local staff long before they depart, such as Ms. Diep, our culinary specialist who plans dinging arrangements.
Full Service - From VIP arrival arrangements, luxury transport, special events, and matching the perfect properties, we've got you covered. Travel by private jet or helicopter charter, we will make all arrangements for you in Asia.

Personal touch - We are a specialized boutique operator, just the right size to know who you are by name. We make note for birthdays, and escorts and guides will know your client's preferences well before travel.

Private family theater performance in Hanoi, Vietnam
One-of-a-kind Insider experiences - We can plan what no other company can. Meet in private with Vietnam's most renowned artists, such as lacquer master Dinh Quan, or the country's most decorated fighter ace, Mr. Hong My, in his Old Quarter home, dinner in Phnom Penh with former Ambassador to the United States, boating and cycling into off limit areas of Inle Lake with the Intha tribe, delighting children to a private performance in the home of master puppeteer in Yangon, or a tour of Angkor at sunrise with the foremost expert on the temples.

Attention to detail- Beyond escort staff, your trip is carefully monitored by a dedicated tour manager in each location 24-hours a day. In addition, our local office staff plans those special events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and special introductions.
Peace of Mind - travelers in Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia are served by a local emergency medical and air evacuation service through International SOS, an international company with two decades of experience. Note: insurance for services provided at an extra cost.
More for less- If you've traveled with Abercrombie & Kent before, you'll be impressed by our more immersive and comprehensive itineraries, local knowledge, special introductions, unique activities, not to mention a much better value than comparative companies—"ultra luxe" without the ultra cost.
Flexibility - Nobody really knows what to expect in a new destination. Although we organize an itinerary with your preferences and our recommendations, we recognize these preferences and plans changes after arrival especially with children. We remain flexible to change plans in the moment.
Toss the Guidebook- Southeast Asia is the ultimate experiential destination. Certainly there are astonishing sites not to be missed, such as Angkor and Halong Bay, but the most fascinating and thrilling aspects of travel in the region are the people. Our itineraries emphasize unique and spontaneous encounters in each destination.

Trips of a lifetime - Read comments from a handful of our travelers over the last 25 years.

The Indochina Travel Difference in China

Asia Expert

Asia changes quickly and is, well, very different from trip planning to other places. Many of our travelers have never used a tour company before.


The first American tour company to open offices Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and to organize specialty adventure, family, arts, photography, and culinary trips.

Insider Travel

Toss the guidebook. Discover the authentic, away from crowds, overlooked gems, immersive activities, and encounters that provide real insight into places.

Unique Experiences

Skip the boring, the unremarkable, and tourist traps. Thrill to unique insider experiences, fascinating people encounters, and activities that only we arrange.


We provide consulting and full-service booking on your international flights and arrange all regional and in-country flights.

Only Private Trips

Access our decades of experience in the region on an entirely private custom trip, enjoying insider access, exceptonal people, and activities few travelers experience.

Visas and More

Relax while we handle airlines, visas, and all other incedentals, including VIP immigration for your arrivals. Benefit from attentive local offices, experienced staff, and premier guides.

Culinary Delights

We organized the 1st culinary trips in Indochina. We plan and organize our dining from street eats to formal. See the remarkable people behind our culinary trips.

Premier Guides

Experienced travelers know the guide makes the trip. Our guides and staff are the most experienced, knowledgeable, and also best paid in Asia.


Enjoy a private trip for what many companies charge for a group trip, all with equal or better quality guides, itinerary, and accommodation.

Trip of a Lifetime

Even the most jaded our travelers return thrilled about their unique and unforgettable trips. Ask us for references and read our testimonials.

Peace of Mind

Enjoy the services that premier travel agents use. Meticulous trip planning and attentive in-country 24-hour offices allow you time to relax and enjoy your trip.

If you're looking for an exceptional trip, or simply a smooth one in a challenging region, nobody knows Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia better than we do. Contact us for our recommendations or submit an information request form (below).

INDOCHINA Travel Company

1283 12th Avenue San Francisco, California
Phone: (415) 418-6800