Experience Northern Laos in five activity-packed days. Begin by immersing yourself in the unique energy of Laos’s current capital, Vientiane, an historic city simultaneously described as metropolitan and sleepy. Interact with the planets friendliest giants; the Asian elephant.
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You will be greeted and met by a local representative upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport. Not too far from the airport and you will enjoy a short private transfer to the hotel that we book for you tonight. Yes it is located in the city centre where you can acess easily to anywhere; the market, pub street with a wide range of restaurants, bars and entertainment. This evening you will spend relaxing or make your own exploration to these places.
Explore one of the seven wonders of the world with a fascinating full day tour of the glorious, ancient and impressive Angkor Wat. This stunning temple complex boasts five magnificent towers and vast gallery complex, with the main attraction being the dominating Angkor Wat, which magically reflects in nearby water at sunrise and sunset. Head onwards to Angkor Thom, a moated royal city in the bayon style of large faces on all sides. Discover Ta Phrom, a quiet and sprawling jungle clad monastic complex engulfed by massive fig and silk cotton trees. With incredible legend of regal feuds and religious overhaul, this temple complex is undoubtedly one of the finest in the world. For this reason, it can sometimes become busy with crowds.
Few visitors to Cambodia witness rural Khmer life in such details, let alone enjoy this level of one-to-one time with a Cambodian Family in their own home. Our unique' village explorer' trip not only shows you a different way of life, but show you to another, older pace, as you travel by ox-cart through the rice fields and a number of traditional villages, visiting a local market and sharing lunch with a friendly family. This is a wonderfully convenient day trip out of Siem Reap, and as we always say "although you are only a short distance from town, you feel like you have travelled much further - and also back in time!" We love how genuine and un-touristy it feels to sway along the dusty track in your ox-cart, gazing out over the rice fields and meeting villagers whose rattan-weaving and other craft techniques have been handed down over centuries.
After breakfast we continue to unlock the intricately carved, beautiful red-pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei - considered to be a Jewel of Khmer art which features elaborate decorations and its finest details. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”. On the way back, we have a short visit at palm sugar village and other various local handicrafts. Transfer back to the city and then, straightly to the airport to take a scheduled flight to Danang. Meet and greet on arrival by a local representative, enjoy a private drive to Hoi An. Checking into your accommodation and remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
In the morning, you will enjoy a boat trip from "Vy's Market Restaurant" to Hoi An's colourful central market. Tour of the market with an English speaking guide followed by an interesting and informative tour of Vy's Market Restaurant, watching live cooking demonstrations with actual involvement and many food tastings. After two hour hands-on cooking class you will enjoy your lunch there. After lunch, you will enjoy a guided walking tour to visit Hoi An town, going through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple and then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. It transforms itself at night, when many of the shops hang lanterns outside. We will transfer you back to the town and rest of time at your own leisure. Hoi An is well know for souvenir shopping with great prices and also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to get a cloth tailor made to measure, this is the time to do it. Overnight at hotel.
Spend whole day at your leisure. Wander the town for shopping or relax at the resort ground. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast is followed by a comprehensive city orientation which you will have a chance to get closer to see ochre-coloured colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. You will explore the city's historic landmarks and sights. The moring tour is spent with a visit to see the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilt where his belongings are on display and next is to visit One Pillar Pagoda - a historic Buddhist temple which was originally built in the 11st century and now is one of iconic temple of Hanoi city. Just a short distant drive will take you to visit the Temple of Literature which is made up of five temples and peaceful courtyards within one complex and parts date back to the 11th Century. After a lunch break, you will then enjoy a visit Hoa Lo prison - South East Asia's top 5 macabre destinations which was used by the French colonists in French Indochina for Vietnamese political prisoners, and later it was nicknamed the 'Hanoi Hilton' by US prisoners of war (POWs) that housed American prisoners of war -- invited memories of a long and bitter war.
Breakfast at hotel and we will depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and 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 an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the cruise in Halong Bay.
After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night. Overnight aboard.
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Private transfer to hotel in Hanoi, then straightly to the airport transfer to fly to Yangon. Mingalabar Myanmar, Welcome to Yangon - the Garden City of the East.! You are met and welcomed by a local tour guide on arrival. Privately transferred to the downtown city hotel. Checking into your accommodation and rest of the day will be at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel. Your full-day city tour will begin with Shwedagon Pagoda. If Sule Paya is impressive, this is doubly so, rising almost 100 metres above the city and entirely resplendent in nearly 30 tons of gold leaf. After taking in the city views, move on to visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda and its giant reclining Buddha. Here, you’ll gain an insight into the nation’s religion – Theravada Buddhism – before continuing on to a more recognisable part of life, the humble Burmese tea stop. You’re next leg will then see you to the National Museum whose artefacts span 19th century kingly dynasties, archaeological treasures and artistry from throughout the country’s rich history. Before a visit to some of the city’s famous, highly-energised markets, you’ll stop for a breather at Kandawagyi Park and on a Circle Train tour of the city’s lesser-visited suburbs. You’ll then finish with Little India and Chinatown’s colourful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. Return to your hotel, with time to relax. Overnight in Yangon.
Note: Optional signature exprience with “Elephant Coach” - a restored antique Chevrolet bus shall be arranged upon request.
Breakfast and then you will be transferred to the airport to catch a scheduled flight to Bagan. Upon arrival you are met by a local tour guide and you will be privately transferred to hotel. You will be at leisure for the remainder of morning. This afternoon is spent with a comprehensive cultural tour to see Bagan's historic temples and highlights. The excursion begins with a visit to Tayoke Pyay Temple. You will be taken to visit temples around Minthu village including Thamanpaya, Thambula and Payathonzu.Next, visit the most beautiful temple in the region, the Ananda Temple. It is the largest, best preserved and most revered of all the temples in Bagan and it is believed that the temple was built around 1105 by King Kyanzittha. You will continue the exploration with a visit temples and pagodas nearby Ananda Temple. End the day viewing the sunset over the plains and temples of Pagan from one of the smaller temples to avoid crowds. Back to the hotel and you will spend your evening relaxing. Overnight at hotel.
Enjoy your hearty breakfast at hotel and today is spent with a comprehensive full day tour of Bagan. We will continue with another excursion begins with a visit to Nyaung U market, before continuing to Shwezigon Pagoda, which was built as the most important religious shrine. You will then visit Hnget Pyit Taung, a hillock on which a pagoda built by King Pyusawhti stands. The tour ends at Lawkananda Pagoda which is located close to New Pagan Township. Lawkananda pagoda was built by King Anawrahta during his reign in 1059 on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. It is believed the Buddha's tooth relic is enshrined inside the pagoda and it is still used as an everyday place of worship. Return to your hotel and you will spend your evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and we will go straightly to the airport to take a scheduled flight to Heho. Met and welcomed by a local representative upon arrival. Privately transferred to Pindaya, driving through the mountain fields of the Shan Plateau will bring you to the magnificent Pindaya Caves. Home to thousands of Buddha images, labyrinthine chambers are carved out of a limestone ridge, overlooking a picturesque lake. You’ll also have a chance to learn about the local paper crafts with a house visit before you move on to the century-old Sing-gaung Monastery. Finish the day by driving to Nyaungshwe – Inle Lake’s largest village and the former capital of the Shan kings – where you’ll board a boat to transfer to your waterside accommodation.. Your evening is free. Overnight at hotel.
Wake early for a morning market visit where you’ll see the Pa-oh, Inthar and Shan peoples – sometimes in traditional dress – congregate on the lakeshores. From here, journey by canal on to Indein where you’ll have some time to explore on foot, visit a local school and walk among Alaung Sitthou, a stunning collection of ancient stupas. From here, summit a short staircase to views out over the town to the lake beyond. Should time allow, stop at Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake's indigenous people and enjoy a coffee and cake snack.
Morning flight to Ngapali and you will enjoy your full 3-night stay at leisure to relax and unwind by the sea. Overnight at hotel
Breakfast is at hotel and you will be free at leisure until our driver will be meeting you at your hotel’s lobby then transfers you to airport for your scheduled flight back to Yangon, where you will connect your outbound flight to next destination. Say Goodbye and See you again!