If you got real and deeply interest in Southeast Asia and enough time more than twenty-one days, then you can consider this itinerery. Lasting for 21 days, this route is the best way to step into the authentic Indochina with a kaleidoscopic fusion of cultures, cuisines, landscapes and religions in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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Pick-up at Suvarnabhumi International airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Bangkok.
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and proceed to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Travel by long-tailed speedboat as a guide unpacks the secrets of these 19th-century canals built by Day 2: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour - Chiang Mai (B/L/-) - by overnight train - 14 hours 20 minutes
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and proceed to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Travel by long-tailed speedboat as a guide unpacks the secrets of these 19th-century canals built by King Rama IV. Over the course of this half-day trip, cruise past vendors selling freshly picked produce, handmade sweets, and interesting souvenirs.
In the evening, transfer to the train station. Overnight on train.
Early arrive at Chiang Mai. Welcome at Chiang Mai Train Station, have breakfast and proceed to the city Temples Tour. Chiang Mai has had a long and independent history, which has a large extent preserved of Thai culture. Visit the most important temples including Wat Phra Singh (the most beautiful architecture in northern style reflected from its’ Viharn), Wat Chedi Luang (Temple of the Biggest Stupa in Chiang Mai) and Wat Chiang Man (The oldest temple in Chiang Mai build in the same age of Chiang Mai City).Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Visit Doi Suthep Temple - an important pilgrimage spot for the devout and sacred site to Thai people. This is Chiang Mai’s most visually stunning Buddhist temple, the gorgeous 600-year-old Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep atop the 5,300-foot (1,615 meter) Doi Suthep Peak, plus plenty of great photo-ops. Have free time in the afternoon. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Chiang mai International airport to go to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at Luang Prabang International airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
If you’re able to wake up before dawn (5:30am) to witness and participate in offering alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks - an awe-inspiring sight dating back generations in Laos. Optional walking through the morning market where all local products are being sold, watch the town come to life in the morning then return to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, start your visit to the Royal Palace, which is now a National Museum and houses the precious exhibits that used to be possessions of the former Laos Royal family. (Open from 8:30am to 11.30am and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm daily except on Tuesdays) Continue with the exploration of the main Buddhist temples of Luang Prabang including; Wat Visoun, a 16th century temple which serves as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, built in the early 19th century temple and Wat Xiengthong, a 16th century temple which epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture. Take the opportunity to interact with the monks at the Wat Mai temple before ending the day with a climb of 328 steps to the top of Phousi Hill where you can watch the sun set over Luang Prabang town.
Have free time in the afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Embark on a two-hour cruise in a long-tail boat on the Mekong River and visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. En route, typical Laotian villages are barely visible behind thick foliage. Wooden canoes bobbing by the shore attached to bamboo poles can be seen everywhere while floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Arrive at Pak Ou and explore the sanctuaries which consist of two large caves. Both repositories house thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimetres to two meters in height. Returning to Luang Prabang by car.
In the afternoon, drive south to one of Luang Prabang’s most picturesque sights, the Kuang Si waterfall. On arrival, take a leisurely hike through the national park towards the Kuang Si waterfall. For the more adventurous, continue to the top of the main waterfall where you may choose to swim in a large pool. Transfer back to your hotel by private vehicle. Free time to explore the colorful night Bazaar. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Free time all day to explore Luang Prabang on your own or take optional tour with Hoi An Express. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Luang Prabang International airport to go to Ha Noi. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Ha Noi.
The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive sights. Heading out of town, we will embark by boat for an exploration of legendary Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay is home to some 3000 limestone islands that rise out of the clear emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way, we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and enjoy a visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Overnight on the cruise.
The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Viet Nam’s most impressive sights. This exciting cruise will provide a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery and some 3,000 limestone islands rising from the clear water. The stunning limestone karst formations are scattered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way, we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and a visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Overnight on the cruise.
After breakfast, enjoy some swimming or sunbathing. After lunch, return to Ha Noi. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Discover Hoi An’s countryside and its local foods by bicycle. Local foods in Hoi An are known and enjoyed by the tourists once setting foot here. In Hoi An, these cuisines are very popular and sold everywhere in all streets. Moreover, these cuisines are considered as unique symbols for the culture and introduced to every tourist. We will ride to a local restaurant for Hoi An specialty - Cao Lau. We then bike through the countryside to a Tra Que Village. You will also learn how to make special “white rose” dumpling cakes with a local family and taste your products. Continue riding to Cam Nam to enjoy the Yin and Yang food such as: Banh Dap (“cracked or smashed rice pancake”), Che Bap (“corn and coconut sweet soup”).
In the afternoon, visit My Son Sanctuary - an experience that should not be missed. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains ranges My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. Wander around the lost Champa Kingdom that dated back to the 3rd century, explore the temples and learn about the fascinating history behind this sanctuary of Hinduism. Overnight in Hoi An.
Free time all day to explore Hoi An on your own or take optional tour with Hoi An Express. Overnight in Hoi An.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Da Nang International airport to go to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
The day will begin with a two-hour ride from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, we will take a boat cruise to visit Cai Be Floating Market. This market is a place where everybody gathers to buy and sell agricultural products. The market operates all day but it is only busy in the early morning. This market is different from the traditional ones because people buy and sell products on boats. Discovering this market, you can see business activities on rivers; understand the life of people in the South West region. Floating on the water, visitors can enjoy the relaxing moments.
At the floating market, you can watch locals aboard their small boats trading fresh goods and local commodities. We will stop over at a local house where we can see how they make coconut candy, rice-paper, rice-pop corn and rice wine. Leave Cai Be for Tan Phong Islet where the maze of shady creeks will surely fascinate you, take a rowing-boat in a small channel. You will have a chance to spend time, enjoying traditional music and tropical fruits. Have a traditional lunch at a local house, including the popular dish of ‘Elephant-Ear Fish’. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Free time at your leisure in the morning. In the afternoon, take Cu Chi Tunnels tour.
Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels stretching over 250 kilometers, have proven to be one of the most famous and historical aspects of the Vietnam War. The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence. Digging and building of tunnels continued over the next 25 years until it was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storages, weapons factories, field hospitals and command centers. The tunnels could house thousands of people who lived almost entirely underground for years. There, people led relatively normal lives, which included getting married and raising children. During the American War, the entire area of Cu Chi was designated as a free fire zone; and was therefore, heavily attacked and bombed. In 1988, two sections of tunnels were opened up for visitors. Now you have the chance to enjoy this wonderful and informative experience. Created with “moving parts” these structures were designed to be livable for long periods of time.
And for those who are interested, there is an opportunity for you to fire off rounds from a war era M16 or AK47 at the nearby firing range. (This activity is optional; fees for firing range are not included). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Tan Son Nhat International airport to go to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Check in and relax. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Free time all day to explore Siem Reap on your own or take optional tour with Hoi An Express. Overnight in Siem Reap.
We spend a full day visiting the well-known Temples of Angkor Archaeological Park.
Wake up early at 05:00 am to witness the beautiful Sunrise at Angkor Wat or Ta Prohm, which is considered to be the most photographed temple within the Angkor complex. Constructed in the Bayon style between the late 12th and early 13th century, Ta Prohm was left pretty much untouched by archaeologists. Then back to the hotel for breakfast and continue the tour to visit Angkor Thom,. which translates to “Great City”. The city covers an area of 9sqm in which numerous breath‐taking monuments were built. The South Gate offers the grandest access to the city where the Victory Gate grants access on the East side, leaving the East Gate, which is also known as the Gate of the Death beautifully untouched in a very quiet part of the complex. The Terrace of the Elephants is a 300 meters long terrace that has three main platforms and two subsidiary ones. Likewise, the Terrace of Leper King was constructed in the 12th century. The curious name of this terrace refers to a statue of the Leper King that is on the platform of the terrace. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Have breakfast at the hotel and relax until the time of transfer to Siem Reap International airport for your departure flight.
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