This trip circles South East Asia visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar, starting and ending in Bangkok.
Join Earthbound Expeditions on this fantastic tour of the highlights of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. This tour of South East Asia has something for everyone including World Heritage Sites, natural wonders, quaint villages, and some of the best shopping on earth – all in one go. Not to mention sampling the local food and drink that will please the most avid foodie.
You will see the stunning natural beauty of Ha Long Bay and the Mekong Delta (Vietnam), the mountains of Laos, the floating farms and villages of Inle Lake (Myanmar), and miles of beaches. Be awestruck by the ancient temple sites of Angkor Wat (the largest temple on earth) and Bagan (see over 3100 temples – stupa at one location), a must for every traveler’s bucket list.
Chill out in Luang Prabang (Laos), don’t miss the Monks collecting alms, and Hoi An (Vietnam), make sure to sample the local coffee and tea. Get your culture fix at countless beautiful temples where all that glitters is gold. Do some local shopping at the night markets in Luang Prabang (Laos) and Siem Reap (Cambodia). And experience the bustle of modern Asia in Saigon, Hanoi, and Bangkok.
For power shoppers, pack an extra suitcase for your visit to the garment district of Bangkok and shopping districts of Hanoi and Saigon.
At every stop, you will enjoy the mouth-watering local cuisine and a constant supply of fresh fruit to satisfy any palate. For a special treat make sure to sample Chon coffee in Vietnam, and the new local teas across all of South East Asia.
And after a long day of touring, you can indulge yourself in a well-deserved spa treatment. South East Asia is renown for the message and Ayurvedic spa treatments.
Make this trip part of your travel plans, for a once in a lifetime experience.
Thailand: The Grand Palace, The Golden Mount, shopping, spa treatments. Add-ons: Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, the Floating Markets, Chiang Rai, or Phuket (or other beach stays).
Laos: Temples of Luang Prabang, encounter the Monks collecting alms. Add-ons: the night market, visit Kuang Si falls, a tour of the hill tribes.
Cambodia: Angkor Wat, market of Siem Reap. Add-ons: additional days at Angkor Wat, the tour of Tonle Sap Lake.
Vietnam: Halong Bay, sites of Hanoi, the tour of Hoi An, tour of Hue, Mekong Delta tour, sites of Saigon, shopping. Add-ons: the visit of Danang, beach stay, additional days at any location.
Myanmar: Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, tour the temples of Bagan, visit the historic capital of Mandalay, visit the floating farms and villages of Inle. Add-ons: the tour of the golden rock, beach stay on Myanmar coast, additional days at any location.
For an extra-special journey, add stunning views of the Himalayas to your trip with a trek in Nepal, or a tour of historic India, or even extend your travels to Indonesia – Bali.
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This itinerary can be customized as per your travel needs and schedule.
Arrive in Bangkok. Free time. We suggest shopping, and sampling the local food (maybe drink an Asian craft beer).
Tour of the Grand Palace in the morning. Flight to Luang Prabang in the afternoon. Reception and check in at your hotel. Free time to explore this quaint city. We suggest shopping at the night market and dinner in the village center or along the river.
Early rise to watch the Monks collecting alms in the streets. Morning tour of the temples and palace, lunch locally, afternoon flight to Siem Reap. Reception and check in to your hotel in Siem Reap. Free time. We recommend shopping at the night market, and dinner on one of the Pub Streets.
Morning tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Afternoon can extend touring of Angkor Wat, or free time to explore Siem Reap. We recommend adding an evening massage or spa treatment after a long day of sight seeing.
Morning flight to Saigon. Reception and check in to your hotel. Afternoon free time. We recommend shopping, sampling the local food, and there is a night market as well.
Morning trip to the Mekong Delta. Afternoon tour of major landmarks. We recommend sampling the local fruits, honey and candy while in the Mekong Delta.
Morning flight to Denang, and drive to Hoi An. Afternoon walking tour of historic Hoi An.
Walking tour of historic Hoi An. We recommend sampling the local coffee with seasonal fruit at a local cafe along the river.
Morning drive to Hue stopping at sites along the way. Reception and check in to your hotel. Evening free time to explore Hue on your own.
Morning tour of major landmarks of Hue. Afternoon drive to Denang and flight to Hanoi.
Early morning walk around city center. Morning tour of major landmarks around Hanoi. Free time for shopping or to explore the city on your own. We recommend coffee at a local coffee shop (you might try Chon coffee).
Morning drive to Halong Bay. Boat trip with lunch around Halong Bay, and exploration of limestone caves. Evening return to Hanoi.
Morning extend your tour of landmarks of Hanoi or free time for shopping and exploration on your own. Evening flight to Yangon, Myanmar. Reception and check in to your hotel.
Morning tour of Shwedagon Pagoda and selected sites around Yangon. Evening free time. We recommend a night trip to the Shwedagon Pagoda, and dinner in the city center.Morning tour of Shwedagon Pagoda and selected sites around Yangon. Evening free time. We recommend a night trip to the Shwedagon Pagoda, and dinner in the city center.
Morning flight to Mandalay. Reception and check in to your hotel. Afternoon free time to explore Mandalay.
Tour of the Mandalay Palace and landmarks of Mandalay.
Morning flight to Bagan. Reception and check in to your hotel. Limited touring of temples, pagodas and stupas of Bagan. Weather permitting, view sunset over Bagan.
Weather permitting, early morning rise to view sunrise over Bagan. All day tour of temples, pagodas, and stupas of Bagan, with a stop at the lacquer factory.
Morning flight to Heho, and drive to Nyaungshwe, boat ride to hotel on Inle Lake with stops along the way to see sites. Reception and check in to your hotel.
All day tour of floating farms and villages on Inle Lake. Opportunities for shopping and sampling the local food.
Early morning boat trip to Nyaungshwe, drive to Heho, flight to Yangon, connecting flight to Bangkok. Reception and check in to your hotel. Free time for shopping and exploration of Bangkok. Don\'t worry the shopping districts stay open late...