19 Days Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar Highlights Tour

INT-CLTM-CLTMHT19 19 Days Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar Highlights Tour

This 19-day epic Indochina tour is a glorious exploration journey for you to discover the most beautiful and fascinating attractions in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. You will see numerous monasteries and pagodas, appreciate the breathtaking natural scenery at Golden triangle, Inle Lake and Tonle Sap Lake, and discover all other hidden beauty across these countries.

Your first destination is Siem Reap, where you will head to explore the splendid temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Then fly to Luang Prabang to soak up the beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall, and visit those temples in this mysterious city. For the cruise upstream to Pakbeng you will stop to visit the Pak Ou caves. Then continue to Chiang Rai to visit Long Neck Karen village. Next, move to Chiang Mai to get close to the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp. When in Yangon, you will visit the golden Shwedagon Pagoda. Then explore Bagan to see its thousands of Buddhist pagodas spread in the valley of this ancient city. After that, you will enjoy a full-day Inle Lake tour, before flying to Mandalay for its highlights. At last, you will discover the charming city of Bangkok.

TOUR CODEINT-CLTM-CLTMHT19

PLACES VISITEDSiem Reap - Luang Prabang - Pakbeng - Chaing Rai - Chiang Mai - Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Mandalay - Bangkok

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the splendor of the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom.
  • Visit the highlights of Luang Prabang city.
  • Enjoy a full day excursion to the heart of golden triangle.
  • Take in a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City while visiting the temples there.
  • Visit the peaceful former capital Yangon with the awesome pagodas.
  • Cruise on the tranquil Inle Lake and experience the unique lifestyle of local floating farmers.
  • Explore the Ancient City of Bagan, home to thousands of temples.
  • See thousands of Buddha images during your riverboat to Pak Ou caves.

At a Glance

Siem Reap(3 nights)

Luang Prabang(2 nights)

Pakbeng(1 night)

Chiang Rai(2 nights)

Chiang Mai(1 night)

Yangon(2 nights)

Bagan(1 night)

Inle Lake(2 nights)

Mandalay(2 nights)

Bangkok(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

19 Days Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar Highlights Tour

Day 1 Welcome to Siem Reap

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Cambodia! Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to Hotel for check in. then rest are at your leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 2 Angkor Thom Ancient Capital

Meals: B

After breakfast, begin your explorations of the remains of an ancient civilization that once ruled much of Southeast Asia. Today, visit the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. On your way, you’ll catch a glimpse of Angkor Wat as you pass by. However, we’ll save the best for last as you continue today to see some other equally impressive ruins of Ta Prohm Temple, Bayon Temple, Banteay Kdei, Baphoun, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, and the Royal Palace. First on the agenda is Ta Prohm. Worn by time, rain, and overpowered by the jungle, this immaculate structure hidden under a canopy will leave you feeling as if you’d stepped into an adventure movie set.

Then visit Banteay Kdei ("Citadel of Chambers”). Continue on to the Victory Gate, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Palace, and Baphuon and Bayon. Bayon sets itself apart with its almost 200 smiling faces, sure to make you feel welcomed on your second day to the Kingdom of Wonders. With its winding tunnels, chambers, and daring climbs, Bayon offers many picturesque moments to keep your camera busy.

As the sun approaches the horizon, enjoy a sunset view from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup. Return to the hotel for some time to relax.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 3 Angkor Wat & Banteay Srei: Citadel of Women

Meals: B

Be prepared today for one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Angkor Wat.

Enter Angkor Wat and to view its amazing architecture and history. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carving. This complex is four times the size of the Vatican City making it the largest religious site in the world. Spend the morning exploring through the many passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the ancient world.

Continue on to the remote temple of Banteay Srei: set deep in the jungle. The Citadel of Women, Banteay Srei was carved from red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to elaborate decorative wall carvings, which are well preserved to this day. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale in comparison to the other colossal temples around Siem Reap, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. This temple is considered the jewel of Khmer art.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 4 Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk, Ox cart ride| Flight to Luang Prabang

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement
Meals: B

In the morning, a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake—Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll take a fun ox cart ride through the countryside. Continue on a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake views and mangrove forests. Spend rest of the morning at Kompong Phluk, the largest village on the lak, to discover the fascinating daily lifestyle of the local people who live on the water.

After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. upon arrive , guide will meet and escort you to check in. Rest of your own leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 5 Morning Almsgiving | Luang Prabang City Highlights| Kuang Xi Waterfall

Meals: B / L

You will be picked up at your hotel at 5:30 am and transferred to a street where a single-file line of silent, saffron-clad Buddhist monks walk with their alms bowls each morning. Observe or participate in this serene Buddhist ritual of almsgiving, known as tak bat. Luang Prabang’s many monastic communities are sustained by the local Buddhists who place sticky rice in the monks’ bowls during the daily ritual. Take the opportunity to make a rice offering with the help of your guide, or simply watch in awe as dozens of monks emerge to stroll past laypeople offering flowers and incense in reverence for this sacred observance.

Back to hotel to have breakfast and take a short rest then go to visiting the museum at the former Royal Palace and the monasteries of Vat Xieng Thong, Vat Saen and Vat Visoun. After enjoying lunch , the next stop is the incredibly scenic Kuang Xi Waterfall which is surrounded with turquoise blue pools and an ideal place for swimming! Back in Luang Prabang we will visit Wat Phousi to enjoy the rewarding view of the city.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 6 River Cruises to Border of Laos and Thailand| Transfer to Chiang Rai

Meals: B / L

Luang Prabang – Pakbeng: We will pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang. The boat leaves the main pier at 7 am. For the cruise upstream to Pakbeng we stop to visit the Pak Ou caves. There are two caves ‘Tham Ting’ and ‘Tham Phoum. There are thousands of Buddhist images and a great view of the Mekong cruise. A buffet lunch is served on board. You will arrive at Pakbeng to check in at your hotel.

Overnight in Pakbeng

Day 7 River Cruises to Border of Laos and Thailand| Transfer to Chiang Rai

Meals: B / L

Pakbeng – Huay xai: Wake up early in the morning. After breakfast the boat leaves at 7 am and you will enjoy the Mekong River view along the way. We will show you the Khmu village (hill tribe) after that. A buffet lunch is served on board. The boat arrives in Huay Xai before 5 pm. Upon arrive in Huay Xai pier, you will transfer to Chiang Rai for hotel check in.

Overnight in Chiang Rai

Day 8 Doi Mae Salong - Discover Golden triangle

Meals: B / L

The golden triangle is a mysterious region for most of Indochina tour makes, today you will enjoy a full day excursion to the heart of golden triangle region.

Your fascinating day will start from morning by firstly visit the Long Neck Karen village to see the long neck hill tribe people who relocated from the Thai and Myanmar border. If it is possible, you will also able to visit a Cock Fighting near the hill tribe village. Keep driving to Mt. Doi Mae Salong and visit the Chinese village on the top of the mountain. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue the trip to the highest peak on the Thai-Myanmar border. Doi Tung, provides an opportunity to view enrooted many different Lahu and Akha village as well as terraced farming areas and see from distance the Princess Mother's frigid flower Garden. Doi Tung temple, built in A.D.1493, is located at the peak. Its scenery reminds one of Switzerland, features many unique images and temple architecture over looking the entire northern rice field plain. Return to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. 

Overnight in Chiang Rai

Day 9 Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai

Meals: B

After breakfast, visit the White Temple, is an unusual Thai temple designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who mixes traditional Buddhist temple architecture with pop culture references. 

Upon arrive Chiang Mai, start to visit the Meow Hill Tribe Village where locates on the Mountain Doi Pui and it was once famous for opium cultivation. Continue to visit the Temples in Chaing Mai such like Wat Phra Singh; Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Doi Suthep where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City. If you like, here is also one of the best places to enjoy sunset.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 10 Elephant Safari |Flight to Yangon

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT`s arrangement
Meals: B / L

A fun and memorable Indochina tour is not complete without the experience of elephant. Today you will visit the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp. You will see how the elephants works, and you will have chance to ride the elephant across the river and through the forest around 1 hour. Return by Ox Cart to the elephant village for lunch.

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Yangon, upon arrive, guide meet at the airport and escort to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 11 Yangon Capital Highlights

Meals: B

After breakfast, visit the downtown area to see the Old City Hall, and Maharbandoola Park. Then stroll along the old street ending at the old Strand Hotel. Next, drive to Botahtaung Pagoda which features golden decorations inside. Continue to Bogyoke Market which sells many Burmese traditional handicrafts including stone, wood and bronze carvings, and much more. In the afternoon, visit Kandawgyi Park near Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Image – one of the largest in Yangon. Continue to the highlight of Yangon: the golden Shwedagon Pagoda, which has been described as one of the wonders of the world. Shwedagon plays a very important role in the Old Burmese History and also is an important Buddhist icon. Enjoy the sunset over the pagoda.

Overnight in Yangon

Day 12 Flight to Bagan | Valley of a Thousand Temples

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement
Meals: B

This morning, transfer by flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in.

This afternoon, explore Bagan. See its thousands of Buddhist pagodas spread in the valley of the Ancient City of Bagan. These pagodas were once owned by individual families during prosperous times. Visit the Nyaung Oo Market where locals buy and sell produce. Continue on to the Shwezigon Pagoda , the largest pagoda in Bagan painted with real gold.

Then enjoy a Horse Cart Ride to the small village of Taung Phi for a view of a teak monastery Continue by horse cart around temples and winding roads as the sun makes it's way to the sky's edge casting curious shadows from the temples across the plain. Continue to Shesandaw Pagoda. Watch one of the best sunsets in Southeast Asia before riding back to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan

Day 13 Flight to Inle Lake| Hotel Check in

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement
Meals: B

Transfer to airport for onward flight to Heho where you will be picked up and transfer you to your hotel by the lake side of Inle Lake. Inle Lake locates in the highland of Myanmar in an altitude of around 3,000 feet above sea level. Here you will enjoy different atmosphere and ambience from middle part of Myanmar. After check in hotel, enjoy your day at leisure to relax.

Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 14 Full Day Inle Lake Tour With Boat Ride

Meals: B / L

After your breakfast around 8am and take a boat trip to Inle Lake (second largest lake in Myanmar). The Intha’s lives are centered on the lake — they live in stilted houses, grow produce such as tomatoes, melons, and papayas in a unique floating gardens, and eat fish as a staple.

You will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. Discover the traditional handicrafts silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop.

Then, continue our boat ride to Nga Phe Chaung monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. The Buddha statues are more than 200 years old. On the lake, you can see traditional fishing methods by using the leg rowing technique. We proceed to the floating garden - Kyun-Hmyaw, which was built-up from strips of water hyacinth and mud, dredged from the lake bed, which breaks down into a rich humus; it take 50 years to produce a layer of 1m thick. Relax and enjoy spectacular sunset views over Inle Lake before returning to hotel.

Overnight in Inle Lake

Day 15 Flight to Mandalay| Half Day City Tour

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT`s arrangement
Meals: B

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay, upon arrive, guide meet at the airport a nd escort to your hotel for check in.

In the afternoon, start to an exploration of the wealth of monuments found in and around Mandalay. Stop by the Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a Buddha image famous for its adornment of gold foil and crown made of rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and jade. The resulting mass of precious metals and jewels weighs in at more than a ton (900 kilograms). You’ll also stop by the Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery) and Shwe Inbin Monastery, two Buddhist complexes that help illustrate Mandalay’s unique architectural heritage. Continue your trip at Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa (religious structure) located at the foot of Mandalay Hill that’s famous for its 729 marble slabs, each of which is inscribed with a Buddhist teaching. Then, the will visit Atumashi Monastery which was built in 1857 by King Mindon, two years after the capital was moved to Mandalay. Lastly, you'll visit Mandalay Hill and enjoy the sunset over Mandalay. Then transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 16 Amarapura Ancient Capital

Meals: B / L

Morning: Transfer to Sagiang, the capital of Sagiang Division located on the Irrawady River. Cross the Inwa Bridge, which was built by the British in 1934. Then visit the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery to see hundreds of monks line up for daily meals. On to visit the U Bein Bridge which is 1.2 kilometers long and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Next visit Kaung Mu Taw Pagoda: a dome shaped pagoda which rises up 46 meters. At the base of the pagoda there are 812 stone pillars, each one with a hollow and image of a Nat inside. Continue with a visit to Sagaing Hill. The hill has a number of small pagodas with many meditation centers along with Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda – a pagoda painted in gold. You may want to stop at monasteries and nunneries to speak with monks while enjoying hot green tea.

Then continue with a visit of Amarapura,"City of Immortality", the old capital of Myanmar. At the end of the day, visit the ancient temple of Pahtodawgyi which was built in 1820.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 17 Flight to Bangkok

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement
Meals: B

Enjoy the free morning until transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. upon arrive, guide will meet and escort you to check in. Rest of your own leisure.

Overnight in Bangkok

Day 18 Bangkok City Highlight

Meals: B

After breakfast, start to visit the Grand Palace, a beautiful example of an ancient Siamese court, and Wat Phra Kaew, home to the revered Emerald Buddha statue. Then, ride like a Local by tuk-tuk to Wat Pho temple, to behold the 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha statue. Next, explore the city’s renowned klongs(canals) by boat and cruise the Chao Phraya River. Also visit Wat Arun and the Royal Barge Museum. 

Overnight in Bangkok

Day 19 Farewell from Bangkok!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request
Meals: B

Today transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

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  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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