Discover Southeast Asia which is inherently spiritual and deeply traditional. Visit the scared religious centers from Chiang Mai to Bagan, Siem Reap to Luang Prabang. Explore World Heritage Sites from Halong Bay in Vietnam to Plain of Jars in Laos. This long journey covers all of the highlights and attractions in Southeast Asia.
 

Tour Route: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Mandalay – Bagan – Inle Lake – Yangon – Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Mekong Delta – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang – Vientiane
Duration: 39 Days/ 38 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Bangkok/ Vientiane
Tour Type: History and Culture, Explore and Experience
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form

Brief Itinerary:

Thailand Itinerary 6 Days
Day 01: Bangkok Arrival
Day 02:  Bangkok City Tour & Canal
Day 03: Bangkok – Ayutthaya ancient town
Day 04: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – City Tour
Day 05: Chiang Mai Adventure Tour
Day 06: Chiang Mai – Fly to Mandalay
Myanmar Itinerary 8 Days
Day 07: Mandalay City Tour
Day 08: Mandalay – Boat Trip to Bagan
Day 09: Bagan – Nyang U
Day 10: Bagan – Fly to Inle
Day 11: Inle Lake Village
Day 12: Inle – Fly to Yangon
Day 13: Yangon
Day 14: Yangon – Fly to Hanoi
Vietnam Itinerary 15 Days
Day 15: Hanoi – Night Train to Sapa
Day 16: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 17: Sapa – Hanoi
Day 18: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 19: Halong Bay
Day 20: Halong – Hanoi
Day 21: Hanoi – Hue
Day 22: Hue City Tour
Day 23: Hue – Thuy Bieu Village
Day 24: Hue – Hoi An via Danang
Day 25: Hoi An Farming & Fishing Tour
Day 26: Hoi An – Fly to Saigon
Day 27: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 28: Saigon – Mekong Delta
Day 29: Can Tho – Chau Doc
Cambodia Itinerary 5 Days
Day 30: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
Day 31: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap
Day 32: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex
Day 33: Siem Reap
Day 34: Siem Reap – Fly to Luangprabang
Laos Itinerary 5 Days
Day 35: Luang Prabang – Khoang Si waterfall
Day 36: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Pottery Village
Day 37: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang – Plain of Jars
Day 38: Xieng Khuang – Vientiane – Night market
Day 39: Vientiane Departure

 
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Thailand Itinerary 6 Days

Day 01: Bangkok Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our guide at the airport then transfer to the hotel. After check-in, free and relax on your own. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 02:  Bangkok City Tour & Canal (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, begin the Bangkok city tour at the colorful flower and vegetable market to experience real local life. You can find Thailand special herbs and spices such as chili peppers in all sizes and colors. Then, visit two of the most special Buddhist temples in the city. One is Wat Traimit with the Buddhist statue weighing several tons and made of solid gold. Another is the astonishing Reclining Buddha at Wat Po.

Wat Traimit in bangkok

In the afternoon, continue to visit the Royal Grand Palace that is considered the most sacred construction in this kingdom. Later, explore Wat Phra Kaew (a.k.a Temple of the Emerald Buddha) which is considered the most vital Buddhist temple in Thailand.

the Royal Grand Palace in bangkok

Afterward, travel to Chao Phraya River’s edge to board a local Long Tail Boat and spend a few hours enjoying the Thonburi side of Bangkok, where an ancient and more gracious lifestyle still prevails. Visit Wat Arun (the Temple of the Dawn), one of the most famous landmarks and the most published images of Bangkok before returning to hotel for overnight

long tail boat at Chao Phraya River

Day 03: Bangkok – Ayutthaya Ancient Town (B, L)

After breakfast, depart for Ayutthaya, the ancient city located along the Chao Phraya River which is known as the “Venice of the East”. Many monuments and historical relics can be found in this city of more than 650 years old.

Bang Pa In Palace

Upon arrival, visit the magnificent Bang Pa In Palace built in the 19th century. After lunch, join in a tour by tuk-tuk to discover the marvelous ruins of ancient temples in the historical park including Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, one of the most photographed temples in Ayutthaya, and Wat Yai Chaimongkol, one of the largest reclining Buddha images. Overnight in Bangkok

Wat Yai Chaimongkol in Ayutthaya

Day 04: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – City Tour (B, L)

In the morning, you will be picked up and transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, begin the Chiang Mai city tour at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the iconic destination of this city where you can admire the panoramic view of the whole Chiang Mai Valley.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in thailand

After lunch, behold the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai comprising of Wat Prah Singh Temple, Wat Phan Tao temple and Wat Chedi Luang. Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 05: Chiang Mai Adventure Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai and journey north through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas. Arrive at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and help the staff prepare fruits for elephants. Then spend time roaming, riding, and playing with elephants.

Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

In the afternoon, cook some sticky rice mixed with herbs for our elephants then enjoy more time with these giant friends by feeding them and washing them at a nearby river. Have some tea or coffee break before leaving Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and drive back to Chiang Mai. Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 06: Chiang Mai – Fly to Mandalay (B, L)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for a flight to Mandalay, Myanmar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and repose. Overnight in Mandalay.

Myanmar Itinerary 8 Days

Day 07: Mandalay City Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, participate in an excursion to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayon Monastery, unique wooden U Bein Bridge and observe traditional Hand-Woven silk workshop.

U Bein Bridge in myanmar

In the afternoon, spend time sightseeing at Kyauktawgyi Pagoda (a large Buddha image carved out of marble block), Shwenandaw Monastery attracting tourists by its exquisite wood carving as well as Sulamani Pagoda and Mandalay Palace. Before returning to the hotel, enjoy the sunset at the peak of Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda in myanmar

Day 08: Mandalay – Boat Trip to Bagan (B)

Wake up early this morning and enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the upper deck of RV PANORAMA. After breakfast, downstream from Mandalay to Bagan and see typical villages at the river banks of the Ayeyarwaddy on the way. Mouthwatering Myanmar dishes will be served for your lunch

Ayeyarwaddy river in myanmar

In the afternoon, sunbath at the sundeck with a fine cocktail or see the different ways of wearing Longyi (traditional dress) and Thanakha (traditional makeup). Enjoy the gorgeous sunset before disembarkation at Bagan. You will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Bagan

Day 09: Bagan City Tour – Nyaung U (B, L)

Today, depart for Bagan by a domestic flight to reach Nyaung U. First, visit Nyaung U Market to see the lifestyle of local people. Continue the trip to the most significant pagodas and temples in town including Shwezigon Pagoda built in the early 11th, Ananda Temple, the whitewashed masterpiece owning four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with priceless century murals.

Nyaung U Market in bagan myanmar

In the afternoon, visit Thatbyinnyu Temple a.k.a “temples of omniscience” since the 12th century. Later, explore Sulamani temple then see one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquerware home industry.

Day 10: Bagan – Fly to Inle (B, L)

Spend the morning flying to Heho airport then transfer to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake which has been selected as one of the five new destinations that should be not missed in Asia by Condé Nast Traveler World. At Inle Lake, observe leg-rowing fishermen and see their special floating gardens. After that, visit Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, which has been preserving dozens of Shan Buddha Images.

leg-rowing fishermen in inle lake myanmar

Continue to explore containing five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaves. Next, discover the local crafts of Inle Lake and stop at the cheroot factory where typical Burmese cigars are made. Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 11: Inle Lake Village (B, L)

Today visit a small village and located on Inle Lake’s western bank. The ruin pagodas hidden inside bushes will give you back to 12th – 13th centuries of Myanmar. Then sit on a boat trip along the lake, see both rustic paddy fields with farmers plowing and harrowing by water buffalos. The rest of the day is your free time to experience the nature of Inle Lake. Overnight in Inle Lake

rice field in inle lake

Day 12: Inle – Fly to Yangon (B, L)

After breakfast, take a domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, take a closer look at the local life of Yangon by walking around the Mahabandoola Park to see the colonial courthouse and the city hall.

Shwedagon Pagoda in yangon myanmar

Next, head to Bogyoke Aung San Market (former Scott’s Market) where you can buy some interesting souvenirs. Later, travel to the world famous golden Shwedagon Pagoda, the symbol of Burmese Buddhism and architecture. Overnight in Yangon

Day 13: Yangon City Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, travel to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda which is home to a giant impressive reclining Buddha statue. Then move to Karaweik Hall Royal, a magnificent barge located in the Kandawgyi Lake.

St Mary's Cathedral in yangon myanmar

In the afternoon, continue to explore various religious sites such as the St Mary’s Cathedral, built in the 19th century, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and the beautiful Rangoon Synagogue. Meet Trustee of the Synagogue to learn the Jewish Life in the Pagoda Land.  Then visit Little India and Chinatown to interact with the vendors and see elaborate wares. Overnight in Yangon

Day 14: Yangon – Fly to Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, it is your leisure time until transferring to the airport to catch the flight to Hanoi. You will be welcomed upon arrival by our local tour guide and driver then moving to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Vietnam Itinerary 15 Days

Day 15: Hanoi City Tour – Night Train to Sapa (B, L, D)

Today, drive to the Ho Chi Minh complex where we will spend time at Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and One Pillar Pagoda. Later, visit the Temple of Literature, which originally built as a temple to Confucius and was the first Vietnam National Museum.

the presidental palace in hanoi

After lunch, reach the Museum of Ethnology owning an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s  Ethnic minority peoples and the infamous Hoa Lo Prison in the French colonial period. Next, enjoy 1-hour cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. Feel free for shopping in the old quarter ranging from boutique stores to amazing contemporary art galleries. After dinner, see the wonderful performance of the city’s famous Water Puppet Show. Tonight, travel to Sapa by night train. Overnight in the night train

Museum of Ethnology in hanoi vietnam

Day 16: Sapa Trekking Tour (B, L, D)

Upon arrival in early morning, you will be picked up by our local guide and driver then transfer to Sapa town. After breakfast, spend time hiking through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley and admiring the rice terraces hidden inside the mist of the morning.

local people in sapa

After that, reach some untouched villages of Sapa such as Lao Chai, Ta Van, and Giang Ta Chai to see and touch rustic stilt houses, interact with local children, and watch farmers working on rice terraces. Take a short rest at a nearby waterfall then return to the vehicle back to Sapa In the evening, enjoy dinner at a local cozy restaurant in Sapa then wander around the local market and the stone church. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

green rice field in sapa

Note: Green rice paddies are seasonal

Day 17: Sapa – Back to Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel, take 4-minute Mountain Train through valleys, viaducts, and tunnels surrounded by beautiful views of rustic villages as well as nature. Get off the train and enjoy another 20 minutes when the cable car rides up to the peak of Fansipan mountain, the rooftop of Indochina.

the fansipan peak

At the height of 3,143-meter, behold the spectacular scenery of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and lush greenery forest. Later, get back to the hotel for relaxing until our limousine van picks you up and transfer you back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 18: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Halong Bay by private vehicle and embark at Halong cruise port at noon. After check-in, enjoy the welcome drink and dinner while the ship cruises to the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay.

kayaking in bai tu long bay

Stop at Mua Hoa area for swimming and kayaking among fantastic Karst Mountains. After that, get back to the boat for refreshing Mineral Seawater Pool, Fitness Room or enjoying the spa and massage services. After dinner, feel free for relaxing and sipping fine cocktails. Overnight on the cruise ship

Day 19: Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Wake up early this morning and start a new day with Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck among the fresh atmosphere of Halong Bay. After breakfast, reach the Vung Vieng fishing village by a small boat where you can see the floating life of local fishermen.

vung vieng fishing village in halong bay vietnam

Unlock the mysteries of Thien Canh Son cave before returning to the ship for lunch. This afternoon is your free time to kayak and swim at Hai Quan area. Return to the ship at the sunset and enjoy this gorgeous moment with some special drinks served on the sundeck. In the evening, join in fishermen crew for interesting night squid fishing. Overnight in the cruise ship

Day 20: Halong – Hanoi (B, L) 

Start the third day at this UNESCO World Heritage Site by a cup of warm tea or coffee. Then have your breakfast while the ship cruises towards the harbor. Then check-out your cabin and enjoy the last buffet lunch.

yen duc village

After disembarkation, drive to Yen Duc village for a short break. It is the typical Vietnamese agricultural village which is rich in culture and traditions. Return to Hanoi before dark. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 21: Hanoi – Local Markets by Jeep – Fly to Hue (B)

After breakfast, our jeep driver and guide will pick you up to explore the local markets in Hanoi. The first one is Long Bien market situated under the famous, symbolic Long Bien Bridge considered the biggest wholesale market of spices, fruits, and vegetables. The next destination is Dong Xuan Market with a wide range of ingredients for the kitchen as well as all kinds of spices such as star anise, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, and chili.

dong xuan market hanoi

Chau Long Market is the last one of this journey. It will remind you of a market in a rural area with all its daily commodities and foods. In the afternoon, you are leisure until being transferred to the airport for an evening flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue

Day 22: Hue – Thuy Bieu Village & Tam Giang Lagoon (B, L)

 After breakfast, take a short drive to Toa Kham wharf for a leisurely dragon boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the religious symbol of Hue.

dragon boat trip in huong river

Continue the trip to Thuy Bieu village – Hue’s Garden of Eden. Upon arrival, walk or cycle around the village with some stops to visit a local garden, an old ancestral temple and communicate with the locals. Visit a traditional incense-making family to see the locals working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. Continue to experience a joss-paper making family and hear their talk about the joss paper known as ghost money offering to the dead. Lastly, stop at a paper-painting family to see countryside paintings of local artists.

incense making house in thuy bieu village

In the afternoon, relax your feet by immersing them into a rich mix of water and special herbs then visit Tam Giang Lagoon of pristine beauties and tranquility for sunset review. Return to Hue City for an overnight.

Day 23: Hue – Hoi An via Danang (B, L)

In the morning, travel to Hoi An and stop at Danang on the way to enjoy the stunning views of Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach, Marble Mountains and see the collections of Cham Artifacts in Cham Museum.

marble mountain in danang

Upon Hoi An arrival in the afternoon, the rest of the day is your leisure to discover this ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 24: Hoi An Farming & Fishing Tour (B, L)

Wake up early this morning and travel to Farming & Fishing Life Eco Tour. Arrive at Tra Que Village to get an insight into the local farming communities. Moreover, you can join farmers in preparing land for sowing, helping them fertilize the garden and watering it by huge tin cans strapped to your backs.

hoi an farming eco tour

After that, participate in a leisurely cycling tour through the countryside to witness local Vietnamese rural lifestyle. Late morning, board to Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise where you will meet and witness local fishermen working their craft, before trying a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. Transfer then to a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat and ride down along coconut palm-lined waterways.

hoi an fishing eco tour

After lunch, pay a Hoi An walking tour around this ancient town to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 25: Hoi An – Leisure at Beach (B)

This day will be free for shopping, strolling in the town, lazing on the beach, sightseeing surrounding areas or whatever takes your fancy.

You also have an optional for Ba Na Hills today

After breakfast, head to Sun World Ba Na Hills and have a full day of entertainment there. Firstly, take a cable car up to the mountains where you enjoy the specular of Truong Son Mountains and the Golden Bridge – one of the hottest travel destinations thanks to its unique design and magical settings.

golden bridge in ba na hills danang

Later, enjoy your free time to wander around Le Jardin Garden with various kinds of flowers. In the afternoon, take the cable car down then transfer back to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 26: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

After breakfast, wait for the driver to take you to the airport for a morning flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel in the city center for check-in and repose. In the evening, you will be picked up by our Vespa driver and start an interesting Saigon Vespa tour which brings you to explore a lot of hidden corners of Saigon, taste mouth-watering street foods as well as drinks and enjoy unique coffee shops along with wonderful live music shows performed by street artists.

saigon vespa tour in saigon after dark

In the late night, say goodbye to Vespa driver, tour guide, and enjoy a peaceful overnight in Saigon.

Day 27: Ho Chi Minh – Off Beaten Track City Tour (B, L)

Today, move to Tao Dan Park in District 1 considered as a small tropical forest in vibrant Saigon. It is also the home to hundreds of birds which often create wonderful music. Take some jogging in this park as a morning exercise and interact with some local people.

tao dan park in saigon

Next, visit the Floating Temple in Go Vap District – a beguiling sight in the heart of Vam Thuat River. From the overwhelming number of dragons at the entrance to the pompous architectural blend of Vietnamese and Chinese styles, the multi-colored architecture of this 300-year-old temple is bound to attract you. Nowadays, the serene atmosphere of clear water and lush vegetation is blessed with kind wishes from every pilgrims and visitors, who find respite in this calming temple from the whirlwind of city life.

saigon floating temple

Later, continue to explore Giac Lam Pagoda built in the 18th century. There are many Buddhas being worshipped and many ancient statues made of different materials including wood, cement, and bronze in this pagoda. Have lunch at a local restaurant nearby.

giac lam pagoda saigon

After that, stroll around Cho Lon – the largest Chinese community living in Vietnam. This area has still retained its classical Chinese architectures throughout the long-standing history with several ancient buildings, restaurants, and temples. In the late afternoon, enjoy the fascinating views of Saigon from the Saigon Bitexco Building with some drinks and music. Overnight in Saigon

Day 28: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B, L)

In the morning, you will be picked up at the hotel then transfer to Vinh Long of Mekong Delta. First, visit Cai Be floating market on a boat trip to see a lot of barges full of products and meet friendly vendors. Then stop at local workshops where you can learn how rice paste, coconut candy, and pop-rice and popcorn are made.

cai be floating market in Mekong delta

After that, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside through smaller canals and waterways. visit traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and get a closer look at the activities of local people.

cycling tour in mekong delta

After lunch, walk around the orchards and then enjoy some kinds of fruits when listening to traditional music. Especially, join in a cycling tour on village paths to see immense rice fields, monkey bridges, and rustic villages. In the late afternoon, transfer to Can Tho for an overnight

Day 29: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B, L)

Today, take another boat trip to visit another floating market of Cai Rang with the vibrant scenes of the locals. Then travel to Crocodile Farm to watch this scary reptile being fed.

Crocodile Farm in mekong delta

Upon arrival in Chau Doc, visit Tra Su cajuput forest to explore wild birds sanctuary and discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Overnight in Chau Doc

Cambodia Itinerary 5 Days

Day 30: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh by Speedboat (B)

After breakfast, embark Victoria Express boat to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be welcome by our guide at the pier and transferred to hotel for check-in and relaxation.

royal palace in phnom penh cambodia

In the afternoon, start the city tour at Silver Pagoda located in the Royal Palace Enclosure and the Royal Garden. After that, visit the National Museum, built in the Khmer style which has an extensive collection of Khmer art. Later, explore the Wat Phnom, widely acknowledged as the site of the foundation of Phnom Penh. Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 31: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B, L) 

After breakfast, visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields where you can understand more about the darkest part in Cambodia history. Later, spend time discovering Victory Monument and the Russian Market.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Pochentong International Airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, meet our local guide then transfer to hotel for check-in and relaxation. The rest of the day is your leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 32: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex (B, L)

Today, transfer to Angkor Complex to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at a local restaurant

In the afternoon, explore Angkor Wat recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. At the end of the day trip, enjoy sunset view at Bakheng Hill (or at less crowded Pre Rup temple). Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 33: Siem Reap – Beng Mealea (B, L)

After breakfast, journey northeast of Siem Reap to Beng Mealea built during the 12th  century. This ruined construction is a tangle of trees, lichen-covered stones, broken towers, and galleries. Many impressive sculptures are hidden among the rubble and the vegetation.

beng mealea in siem reap cambodia

Afterward, continue to visit the Rolous Temple Complex displaying the remains of the first capital of the Khmer empire and containing some significant monuments comprising of Preah Ko and Lolei. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 34: Siem Reap – Fly to Luang Prabang (B, L)

Wake up early this morning and enjoy the gorgeous dawn at Angkor Wat. After breakfast, visit some local villages on the way to Banteay Srei temples. Ta Prohm Temple and Ta Keo Temple are your next stops before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant.

Banteay Srei in siem reap cambodia

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang, Laos where our driver will transfer you to a hotel in the city center. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Laos Itinerary 5 Days

Day 35: Luang Prabang City Tour – Khuang Si waterfall (B, L)

This morning, visit Wat Visoun, the most ancient temple in Luang Prabang as well as the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground. Continue to experience Wat Sene – the temple of 1,000 treasures and The National Museum at the former Royal Palace displaying a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao cultures. Before lunch, travel to Heuan Chan Heritage Luang Prabang to learn about Laos cultures and tradition

Wat Xiengthong in luang prabang laos

In the afternoon, transfer by car to Khuang Si waterfall – the most beautiful cascade in Laos. Then visit Living Craft Center to see the local artisans working to create traditional silk products and handicrafts. Later discover Bear Rescue Center before returning to hotel in Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Khuang Si waterfall in luang prabang laos

Day 36: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave & Pottery Village (B, L) 

Get up early to join in special morning alms giving ceremony then visit Morning Market and climb up to the peak of Mount Phousi for a panorama view of the dawn on the city and the river. Come back to hotel for breakfast.

morning alms giving in luang prabang

After breakfast, embark on a boat trip along the Mekong River to see the famous and mysterious caves of Pak Ou. Then visit Ban Xang Hai which is famous for rice wine and Ban Xang Khong for Saa papermaking. Later drive to Ban Chan pottery village to enjoy a tour around the pottery center and village to get a deeper understanding of Lao life. Try to make some pottery products instructed by local artisans then enjoy a traditional meal from local ingredients before transferring back to Luang Prabang. Feel free for the afternoon in Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

statues in pak ou caves

Day 37: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khoang – Plain of Jars (B, L)

Today, travel to Xiengkhuang which has been preserving the World Heritage Site Plain of Jars.  The road follows a twisty mountain route, and we make our first stop at Houi Hei, which offers great views of the surrounding mountains.  We then continue Ban Kiu Kam Pone, a Khmu village to explore, before arriving in Phou Khoun at lunchtime.  We continue on the road into Xiengkhuang province, reaching our highest altitude of the day 1500m above sea level, just after Phou Khoun. We arrive hotel in the afternoon, take time to visit the Plain of Jars site 1,2. Overnight in Xiengkhuang

plain of jars in laos

Day 38: Xieng Khuang – Fly to Vientiane (B)

This morning, drive to Ban Xieng Di and visit War Spoon Villages and have a chance to see how people make household and spoons from aircraft materials. Then drive 30km to visit Muong Khouan – the old capital with old Buddha Statues. Transfer to airport for short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, meet the driver and transfer to hotel for checking in. Evening is free to visit Night Market on your own. Overnight in Vientiane

buddha statue in Muong Khouan

Day 39: Vientiane Departure (B)

After breakfast, visit Wat Si Saket, one of the most important pagodas in Vientiane, displaying more than 2000 Buddha statues with many shapes and sizes. Nearby is Wat Ho Prakeo, the most famous in Vientiane, where the Royal family used to come to pray, therefore, it is also known as Royal Temple. Then we visit That Luang Stupa before transferring to the airport for departure flight. 38-day Indochina vacation packages plus Myanmar and Thailand ends.

That Luang Stupa in vientiane laos

What’s Included?

  • 38 -night accommodation 4* with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Local-stationed English-speaking tour guide. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver, a minivan 7 seats.
  • Limousine Van of 07 seaters: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi, Sapa – Hanoi
  • Victoria Express Train: Deluxe cabin of 02 people
  • Cable car to Fanxifan with a train to Muong Hoa Valley
  • Halong bay cruising 3 Day tour (keep the same cruise for 3 days, don’t use a day boat for the second day).
  • Yen Duc village visit with a water puppet show by local artists
  • Cooking class in Thuy Bieu Village
  • Farming & Fishing Tour by Eco Tour – Jack Tran Tour
  • Vespa Tour to Sai Gon After Dark
  • Boats in Mekong Delta
  • Victoria Speedboat: Chau Doc – Pnompenh
  • Entrance fee for all mentioned program
  • Pottery village tours
  • Bike and snack for cycling day
  • Morning Alms giving services
  • Boat trip to Pak Ou
  • 2 Domestic flight tickets from (Bagan – Inle -Yangon)
  • Mandalay – Bagan day cruise with lunch
  • Private boat ride in Inle Lake
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (upon request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • Bottle of drinking water

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.

Notes

  • Please be aware that hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Viet Vision Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
  • The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
  • This itinerary and supplementary information has been compiled in good faith and was accurate at the time of writing. However, it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Viet Vision Travel.

Check your passport

You are highly recommended to travel with a passport valid for at least 6 months following their plans departure BUT I always recommend to the valid at least 1 year and having at least 8 blank pages for immigration stamps upon arrival in and departure. 

Thailand Visa

Citizens of New Zealand are permitted to stay in Thailand for up to 30 days. You don’t need to arrange a visa.

Myanmar Visa

All New Zealanders do need a visa to enter Myanmar. Nowadays, getting a Myanmar visa for New Zealanders is quite easy and convenient. New Zealanders can easily apply at the official website of Myanmar government: https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/

Vietnam Visa:

All New Zealanders do need a visa to enter Vietnam. You have 02 options to proceed:

  • Visa on arrival using our visa letter, cost 25.00USD/person at the airport.
  • Evisa – can easily apply at the official website of Vietnam government: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt

Cambodia Visa

All New Zealanders do need a visa to enter Cambodia. It is easy to arrange Visa on arrival by Victoria Speedboat’s staff. Costs 37.00USD/person

Laos Visa

All New Zealanders are able to obtain a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival to Laos at major airports: Luangprabang or Vientiane, cost ranges from 35 – 40USD/person

Recommended Hotel List:

Location Hotels & Ratings Room Category
Bangkok Aetas Bangkok Hotel **** Superior room
Chiangmai Rimping Village **** Superior room
Mandalay Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel ***

or Eastern Palace Hotel****

Superior room

Deluxe room

Inle Myanmar Treasure Inle ****

or Amata Garden Resort****

2nd Row Deluxe Lake View

Deluxe room

Bagan Amazing Bagan****

 

Deluxe room

Deluxe room

Yangon Esperado Lake View Hotel****

or Inya Lake Hotel****

Deluxe room

Superior room

 

Hanoi La Siesta Premier Hotel and Spa **** Deluxe Balcony
Sapa Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & Spa **** Deluxe Window Room
Halong Bay Dragon Legend Cruise 5***** Deluxe cabin
Hue Eldora Hotel **** Deluxe room
Hoi An La Siesta Resort and Spa **** Deluxe Balcony
Ho Chi Minh City Grand Silverland Charner Hotel and Spa**** Deluxe room
Can Tho Victoria Can Tho Resort  **** Superior room
Chau Doc Victoria Chau Doc Resort **** Superior room
Pnompenh Lumiere Hotel Phnom Penh **** Deluxe King Bed Room
Siemreap Tara Angkor Hotel **** Deluxe Room
Luangprabang Maison Dalabua Hotel **** Grand Deluxe room
Xiengkhoang Vansana Plain of Jars **** Deluxe room
Vientiane Salana Boutique **** Superior room