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Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Tour - 16 Days


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Durations : 16 Days
Destinations : Bangkok - Yangon - Bagan - Yangon - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang - Bangkok

Day 01
Bangkok Arrival:

COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE will receive you on arrival at the Bangkok airport and transfer to the hotel.

Check-in & relax. Spend rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight will be at Bangkok.

Day 02
Bangkok:

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

After breakfast, you’ll begin your tour of Bangkok with a long tail boat ride along the Chao Phraya River to see many lively inner canals which provide some fantastic views of the local life. Along the way you will stop over at Wat Arun, the temple of dawn, before continuing to the Grand Palace, which dedicated to the Thai Royal Family’s ceremonies. Nearby is the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew, which is famous for the Emerald Buddha Image. After seeing this complex, you will drive through the many vibrant streets of China Town to some of the most significant temples in Bangkok. The landmark of Wat Traimit is well known as the Golden Buddha Temple while Wat Pho houses a gigantic Reclining Buddha.

Overnight will be at Bangkok.

Day 03
Bangkok:

Enjoy early breakfast at your hotel.

You’ll be driven southwards of Bangkok to the garden province of Samut Songhkhram in the Mae Klong river delta area. Firstly, you’ll visit a unique country market along the railway tracks. See the train arrive bringing the people to the market. Later on, you’ll continue to visit fascinating floating market at Damnoen Saduak about 110 km from Bangkok in the Ratchaburi province. On arrival, you’ll visit local Sugar Palm factory before board on a long tails boat along Damnern canals.

After spending time at the floating market, you’ll continue to visit teakwood carving.

Later visit, Nakhon Pathom and witness Phra Pathom Chedi - at 120.50 metres, it is the tallest stupa of the world. The stupa is located in the Wat Phra Pathommachedi Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan, a temple in the town centre of Nakhon Pathom.

On the way return to Bangkok, you’ll stop at the Rose Garden which is a picturesque country resort consisting of over 50 acres of tropical paradise with flower gardens, orchards and a typical Thai village.

Enjoy lunch inside the Rose Garden followed by Thai cultural shows; you can witness ordination into the fingernail dance, Thai boxing, hill tribe dance, sword fighting, elephants at work and folk dancing.

After the tour proceed back to the hotel by car.

Overnight will be at Bangkok.

Day 04
Bangkok - Yangon:
By air

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

You will be transferred to the airport to take flight for Yangon.

Reach and check into the hotel.

Yangon city tour starts with walking tour in the heart of downtown where you can see Interesting colonial building and history of Rangoon … Indian quarter, Sule pagoda, City Hall, Mahabandoola Park, Independent monument, Immuel Baptist Church, colonial building along Pansodan Street walk along Kanar Street, The classic Strand Hotel, Australian Embassy, British Embassy, General Post Office such as 30 Heritage Buildings of Yangon.

Afternoon tour of Yangon includes Karaweik Hall a Royal barge on the royal lake for photo stop, Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha.

Visit Yangon’s city center covering World famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset.

Overnight will be at Yangon.

Day 05
Yangon - Bagan:
By air

Early morning, you will be transferred the airport to take flight for Bagan.

Bagan is one of the Asia’s most amazing and richest archaeological sites, situated on the eastern bank of the Ayarwaddy River in the dry zone of Central Myanmar, covering an area of 42 sq. km.

Reach and visit Nyaung Oo typical market which is morning market, lively with local products trading of variety of beans, sesame, vegetables, flowers, bamboo wares, various kinds of Thanakar and many vendors are interesting to see.

Next visit Shwezigon Pagoda that is considered to be prototypical of Burmese Architecture, Htilominlo Temple which was built in AD 1211, which can be seen the fine plaster carving still remain on the arch of pediments, Anada Temple which is one of the most impressive and exquisite monuments of Bagan, built by King Kyansittha in 1091 AD.

After lunch, check in at hotel and relax.

Later, visit Myinkabar village to see Gukyaukgyi Temple (Myinkabar), was built in AD 1113 by the Rjakuma, son of King Kyansittha. The temple is well-known for very rare mural painting.

Visit Manuha and Nanphaya Temple that was built by the grandson of King Manuha in about 11th century in commemoration of his grandfather King Manuha.

When the sun becomes softer, visit Dhamayangyi Temple; the biggest temple in Bagan, the craftsmanship of this temple can be regarded one of the best brick works of Bagan Era. Lacquer ware workplace is to observe the traditional art which heritage from one generation to next for several years stand.

In evening, visit Thabyinnyu Temple which was built in 1144 AD, is about 201 feet (61 meters) high and the tallest in Bagan. After observing Thabyinnyu, we will take a horse cart to the Shwesandaw Pagoda affording unequaled views of Bagan’s landscape.

Overnight will be at Bagan.

Day 06
Bagan - Yangon:
By air

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

You will be transferred the airport to take flight for Yangon.

Reach and check into the hotel.

On the way to Hotel, you will visit to Kaba Aye (World’s Peace) Pagoda, Mahapasana Cave and Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi) and White Elephant camp. 

After check-in, proceed for sightseeing tour of Yangon.

Visit Bogyoke Market, which is Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) markets famous for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It is one of the major bazaars in Yangoon and built in 1926 by the British. You can buy from a simple Myanmar slipper to a jewelry crown there.

Visit to Botahtaung Pagoda located on the Yangon Water Front seeing the interesting believe of locals, Nanthida jetty and watch the traffic on the Yangon River. Here luxury cruise liners come to berth at this jetty quite often. Proceed to National Museum.  Drive in downtown visit China Town with the fruit market.

Overnight will be at Yangon.

Day 07
Yangon - Hanoi:
By air

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport to take flight to Hanoi.

Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you'll be met and driven to your hotel.

You’ll take to the streets by walking tour of the Ancient Quarter of 36 streets District. This densely populated corner of the city was once a centre of commerce where goods were sold under the street name of a particular guild. Still a thriving community of sellers today, you’ll see streets name such as Sugar Street, Tin Street and Paper Street. Ancient homes and temples are interspersed with stores in this souvenir hunter’s paradise.

You’ll then be visiting to watch the Water Puppet show an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and a good, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture.

Overnight will be at Hanoi.

Day 08
Hanoi - Halong:
By boat:

You’ll leave for Ha Long Bay, which is often called Vietnam's eighth wonder of the world and once visited, it is hard to dispute that claim. 4000 spectacular limestone outcroppings, cliffs, arches and coves compete for space in an area that is without doubt the most outstandingly naturally beautiful in the country - incomparable coastal scenery.

On arrival at around 12.00, you will be taken on our tender from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board our luxurious craft, Signature Cruise. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. The Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by.

13.15: As we begin to cruise through the bay a special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served. Dining on a luxury junk with fine food and drinks doesn't come much better than this.

15.00: After lunch we set sail for Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Explore Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boats to discover the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants.

16.30: Back onboard Signature Cruise Halong Bay's main craft we will drop anchor for our overnight stay surrounded by incredible landscape.

17.30-18.30: Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free).

18.30: Onboard Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and the crew onboard will guide you through the process.

19.15: Relish special Signature Dinner in restaurant.

20.45-12.00: Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. The bar has a wide range or wines, beers and liquors and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on Halong Bay. Order a specialized massage in room. Choosing with other activities boat cruise such as watch documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a star filled sky.

You'll spend the night on the boat.

For your two-day Ha Long excursion, you'll board one of the best quality boats on the Bay, a wooden junk based on the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure. The boats vary in size, accommodating between ten and eighteen people, so you're likely to be joining other travellers for the cruise. Your cabin will be about six metres square, and furnished with twin bunks, two fans, an air-conditioner, pillows, white cotton sheets, and an en suite toilet and shower.

Lunch & Dinner will be onboard.

Overnight will be on cruise in Halong.

Day 09
Halong - Hanoi:
By boat and road

06.30: The nicest time of the day on Halong Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in the daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice anywhere you wish on the boat and watch the never-ending miraculous scenery unfold before you.

07.00: Light breakfast will be served in the restaurant onboard (pastries, tea and coffee)

07.30-08.30: Enjoy the last stage of your trip in Thien Canh Son cave and islets, which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Come back to the main board afterwards.

09.30: check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a final early brunch and a last goodbye from the crew at 11:15, you will board our tender and head back to the wharf where your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi will meet you.

On the way back from Ha Long, you’ll enter one of the villages nearby to enjoy the life of the Northern farmer. If the time permits, you can visit a school for children. You’ll return to Hanoi for your overnight stay.

On arrival, met and transfer to your hotel for check in.

Overnight will be at Hanoi.

Day 10
Hanoi City Tour - Siem Reap:
By air

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Proceed for Hanoi city tour.

Commence the tour with a visit to Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state (closed on every Monday & Friday and October & November) and see the simple cottage where Uncle Ho lived and worked. You’ll continue to visit the One Pillar Pagoda and hear the legend of its construction, born from the love of an emperor in the 11th Century.

Later, we will drive to visit the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest in Hanoi, on the banks of Hanoi’s West Lake. You’ll also call at the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and the dedicated to Confucius; it is a serene retreat from the busy streets outside and later become Vietnam’s first university.

You will then enjoy an orientation of the tree-lined streets of Hanoi, resplendent with French colonial architecture, including the recently restored Opera House.

After completion of sightseeing, we will transfer you to the airport for your evening flight to Siem Reap.

On arrival, met and transfer to your hotel for check in.

Overnight will be at Siem Reap.

Day 11
Siem Reap:

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

We will spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.

We'll then visit the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Overnight will be at Siem Reap.

Day 12
Siem Reap:

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning we will visit the enchanting Banteay Srei. It appears that the temple was designed to leave no space undecorated, and the fine carvings in pink sandstone are unique.

We will continue after by car to a little chain of hills. After one hour, we will arrive in a place near Kbal Spien and continue our journey on foot, following a white sand path which heads up into the jungle. This very pleasant walk takes us through the beautiful forest. Please note that there are several narrow and steep passages on the way. After approximately 40 minutes’ walk, we will hear the sound of a waterfall. We will discover that the riverbed and the rocks around us are covered with carvings representing the gods of the Brahma religion dating back as far as the 11th century; it’s the "thousand Lingas Rivers". The water runs over the sculptures of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Rama and many Lingas, which were carved in stone in the past to sanctify the water and to thank the gods for their gift.

After this visit, we will go to Banteay Samre, with elaborate architecture and exceptional carvings, and we will visit of a local village and visit of Baray Oriental sites, built by Rajendravarman: Banteay Kdey, Pré Rup, Preasat Khleang, Mébon Oriental. When we return, visit of an actual Pagodae-Monastry, where young Monks are studying.

Overnight will be at Siem Reap.

Day 13
Siem Reap - Luang Prabang:
By air

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Drive to Choueng Kneas village, where you will take the boat to visit the way of life Cambodian poor people along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more floating on the great lake of Tonle Sap.

Also enjoy last minute shopping.

As per the flight timings, you will be transferred to the airport to for your flight to Luang Prabang.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.

Visit and explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Return to the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight will be at Luang Prabang.

Day 14
Luang Prabang:

After breakfast at the hotel, start for Elephant Village camp visit.

1. 8:00 am - 8:30 am:  Pick up by our English speaking guide from your hotel lobby

2. Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeting by our camp manager and participate in a short briefing about elephants

3. Ride the Elephant: Enjoy the impressive experience of a 1 km bareback elephant ride! 1 person per elephant

4. Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Ride in a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax or swim in the clear water (swim suit recommended!)

5. Lunch: Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant.  Buffet lunch served with coffee / tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available)

6. Depart: Transfer back to your Hotel in Luang Prabang around 1:00pm

Later we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.

During our time here, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai.

Also the Central Market is not to be missed. After visiting these sights, you have free time to explore the town and stroll around the shopping area.

Overnight will be at Luang Prabang.

Day 15
Luang Prabang:

Today, we then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.

On return, we disembark traditional villages, visiting Ban Xienglek and Ban Xangkong, the villages of handmade jute papermaking.

From there you will visit the morning Phosi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.

Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails.

We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.

Overnight will be at Luang Prabang.

Day 16
Luang Prabang - Bangkok:
By air
Bangkok - Departure:
By air

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

After breakfast, we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign.

We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River.

As per the flight timings, you will be transferred to the airport to take flight to Bangkok.

Arrive at Bangkok and connect to your onward flight back home with sweet memories of Southeast Asia tour.

TOUR ENDS

COMPASS EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • ACCOMMODATION AT MENTIONED HOTELS,

  • DAILY BUFFET BREAKFASTS,

  • AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLE WITH DRIVER FOR ALL TRANSFERS & SIGHTSEEING,

  • ENGLISH SPEAKING LOCAL GUIDES AT ALL APPLICABLE PLACES,

  • MEET AND ASSIST SERVICES ON ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE,

  • LONG-TAIL BOAT RIDE AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY,

  • HORSE CART RIDE IN BAGAN,

  • BOAT EXCURSION ALONG THE AYARWADDY RIVER IN BAGAN,

  • DINNER WITH PUPPET SHOW IN BAGAN,

  • BOAT CRUISE AS PER PROGRAMME,

  • SHARED BOAT FOR HA LONG BAY,

  • APSARA SHOW WITH BUFFET DINNER IN SIEM REAP,

  • ELEPHANT VILLAGE VISIT WITH LUNCH IN LUANG PRABANG,

  • MONUMENT ENTRANCE CHARGES AS MENTIONED IN THE PROGRAM,

  • INTERNAL FLIGHTS (YANGON - BAGAN - YANGON) IN NORMAL CLASS,

  • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS IN NORMAL CLASS FOR BANGKOK - YANGON, YANGON -HANOI, HANOI - SIEM REAP, SIEM-REAP - LUANG PRABANG AND LUANG PRABANG - BANGKOK.

  • ALL HOTELS, AIRPORTS AND GOVERNMENT TAXES,

  • DEDICATED TOUR MANAGER / COORDINATOR FOR TOUR,

  • DRIVER ALLOWANCE, PARKING AND TOLL TAXES AND

  • SERVICE TAX / VAT AS PER GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.

HOTELS:

CITY

FIVE STAR HOTELS

NIGHTS

BANGKOK

PULLMAN HOTEL G

03

YANGON

CHATRIUM ROYAL LAKE

01

BAGAN

AUREUM PALACE

01

YANGON

CHATRIUM ROYAL LAKE

01

HANOI

APRICOT HANOI

01

HALONG

SIGNATURE CRUISE (JUNIOR DOUBLE)

01

HANOI

APRICOT HANOI

01

SIEM REAP

LOTUS BLANC

03

LUANG PRABANG

SATRI HOUSE

03


NOTE:

Please note that lunches & dinners are not included (if not mentioned in the inclusions) along with movie camera, etc. fees at monuments, tips and personal expenses. All hotels / flights mentioned are guaranteed at the time of quotation. Visa, travel insurance along with international return airfare is not part of the expedition price.


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