53 Days Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand Tour

INT-VCLT-VCLTT53 53 Days Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand Tour

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand Tour lasting 53 days, which will make you have an in-depth awareness of South East Asia. It is absolutely a golden chance to tour these four countries like the locals. Not only are you absorbed in the vastly distinct landscapes and culture of the four amazing countries, but also start a Buddhist culture journey.

Your journey will start with a Water Puppet Show performed by the world renowned Thang Long Opera House in Hanoi. you will spend 6 days wandering there and here. Transfer to visit - Vietnam's most important Cham’s site, strolling along the ancient street in Hoi An. As you enter Hue, you'll be impressed by the many imperial signs and impressive houses and buildings. Continue to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will discover these amazing systems developed by the guerrillas fighting in the Vietnam War. Next, visit the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, you will experience the rich Buddhist culture. Besides, you can have 3-day leisure on the Beach in Sihanoukville. Start the journey to Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh, you can enjoy the afternoon exploring the city. Upon arrival in Vientiane, you can have a relaxing walk around the hotel to discover the city or stroll along the river bank to enjoy sunset. Then, cross the Mekong River by boat from Luang Prabang, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. Finally, arriving in Thailand, you will embrace a Buddhist Culure, enjoy your beach relaxing in Phuket

TOUR CODEINT-VCLT-VCLTT53

PLACES VISITEDHanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Hue - Saigon - Siem Reap - Sihanoukville - Kep - Phnom Penh - Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai - Phuket

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Vietnam: Cruise on Halong Bay, visit Hoian Ancient Town, relax on the sandy beach, explore the colonial Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), and boat cruise to Mekong Delta.
  • Cambodia: Discover the splendid temples of Angkor. Walk along the stilted houses of a floating village at Tonle Sap.
  • Laos: Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls and local people.
  • Thailand: Relaxing on the beach.

At a Glance

Hanoi(5 nights)

Halong Bay(1 night)

Hoi An(4 nights)

Hue(2 nights)

Saigon(3 nights)

Can Tho(1 night)

Siem Reap(6 nights)

Sihanoukville(3 nights)

Kep(3 nights)

Phnom Penh(2 nights)

Vientiane(3 nights)

Vang Vieng(2 nights)

Luang Prabang(5 nights)

Luang Say Lodge(1 night)

Chiang Rai(3 nights)

Chiang Mai(5 nights)

Phuket(3 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

53 Days Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand Tour

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Welcome to Vietnam! 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 Hanoi

Day 2 Leisure Day in Hanoi | Water Puppet Show

Meals: B / D

Today is at your leisure to recuperating your physical power after a long time flight.

The evening will start with a Water Puppet Show performed by the world renowned Thang Long Opera House. This performance features a talent unique to Vietnam. You'll watch as water puppets perform the folklore legends of Vietnam while live ethnic music sets the mood.

After the show, you’ll enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine at Indochina Restaurant which features a French colonial style with imperial overtures.

Once you finish your dinner, you'll be escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3 Hanoi - the 100 Year Old City

Meals: B

Today you will start the tour at 11:00am to the Tran Quoc Pagoda. This 1,400 year old temple features ten tiers enclosed by gardens, including a bodhi tree grown from a cutting of the original Buddhist tree under which Buddha sat. Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake where you’ll see the Tortoise Tower perched on the water. Enjoy a half hour cyclo tour through Hanoi’s the Old Quarter. The cyclo is a historic mode of transportation in the cities of Vietnam where a cyclist leads you while you sit in a canopied seat affixed to the front. Next, visit Hoa Lo Prison and One Pillar Pagoda, situated on a pillar made of a single stone, in the midst of a lotus pond. This pagoda was built by a 9th century emperor who saw it in a dream and regarded this as divine inspiration to recreate the structure in his vision. After the tour transfer back to hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 4 Half Day Bat Trang Potery Village

Meals: B

Go to Bat Trang Village - a famous Vietnamese Traditional Pottery Village, 15km from Hanoi. It was found 500 years ago, producing handicrafts with a unique style in special characteristics; design; coloration; sculpture... The history includes many years of research into forms, models, decorations. Enjoy the tour for your own experience about Bat Trang pottery.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 5 Hanoi/Cruise along Halong Bay ( the shuttle bus from Cruise company )

Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, travel to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient (3 hr. drive). Your cruise across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder. As the boat sets sails, you will be greeted by the Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for pure pleasure and utmost comfort on board.

During the afternoon, discover some of the treasures spread across the Bay of the Descending Dragon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of the Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you can attend the chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.

One of the highlights of your stay on board is the innovative and varied cuisine offered at Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

Overnight in Halong Bay

Day 6 Halong Bay/Return to Hanoi

Meal: B / L

Wake up to Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and continue cruising the bays. Breakfast buffet will be served in the restaurant, followed by a visit the limestone grotto. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 7 Hanoi fly to Danang

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

Meal: B

Enjoy your free morning today until transfer to airport for flight to Danang, upon arrive your local guide will be waiting for you at the airport and ready to transfer you to the hotel, the rest of the day free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 8 Half-day My Son Tour

Meal: B

Morning, transfer to visit - Vietnam's most important Cham’s site. My Son became a religious center in the late 4th century and lasted till 13th century - a longest period of development of any monument in Southeast Asia. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobudur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar and Ayutthaya of Thailand.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 9 Full Day Fishing at Camkim Village

Meals: B / L

One day "Hoi An fishermen” brings you to Cam Kim fishing village. Here, take small boats to visit charming river sights where you are instructed to row boats, spread a net, put the bow-net, catch fish…Join a riverside restaurant with a ready cooker prepared for you to cook what you have caught from the river. Enjoy the food with a glass of country wine. Finish lunch with a nice cup of tea while making fishing nets, singing & chatting with local fishermen.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10 Full Day Relaxing on Hoi An Beach

Meals: B

The beach in Hoi An is famous for emerald water and less estuaries. One days in Hoi An beach will help you relax and make you full of energy continue your trip in Vietnam.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 11 Mountain Coastal Road to Hue

Meals: B

Your guide will assist with check out. Then take a scenic ride along the mountain coasts of Vietnam (4 hours). Start by riding along the beaches of Danang where you'll see hundreds of traditional fishing boats scattered along the water with beautiful mountains lining the horizon. As you approach the steep and narrow ascent you'll find the scenery surreal. Along the way, there is a stretch of road which overlooks a beautiful bay with a small fishing village, perfect for a Facebook photo. Continue your climb to a summit where the clouds meet you. In Chinese, the summit is referred to as “Where the Clouds Meet the Ocean”. Onward through mountains, valleys, countryside, and shorelines you'll find numerous breathtaking scenes, great places to stop for photos. As you enter Hue, you'll be impressed by the many imperial signs and impressive houses and buildings. Check in to your hotel in Hue.

Overnight in Hue

Day 12 Hue Imperial Citadel and Purple Forbidden City

Meals: B

This morning start with a visit to the Perfume River, renowned for its natural scenery and numerous flowers which envelop it's shores. Along the river, you'll view Vietnamese daily life up close. Take a boat ride along the river to the Tomb of Minh Mang, featuring gardens, many steps, and beautiful decorations. Continue on visit Tu Doc, a complex with the private royal residence and a tomb which also houses the body of one of the wealthiest emperors in Vietnam. Legend has it that his body is buried with vast treasures in an inconspicuous place, which archaeologists have tried but failed to find. Visit the Khai Dinh Tomb, a more modern ornately decorated tomb.

In the afternoon, press on to see the Imperial Hue Citadel - the old capital of Vietnam. This Citadel has a moat and wall perimeter 10 km long. View its vast gardens and structural relics. Walk through the outer perimeter of the city to see many of the national treasures and buildings inside. Venture further in to enter the Purple Forbidden City, which was off limits to the general public. Only royalty and the highest officials in the Vietnamese government were allowed to enter. Last stop of the day is the Dong Ba Market where you can purchase local fruits and foods. After all visiting, rest is your own leisure.

Overnight in Hue

Day 13 Flight to Saigon | Hotel Check in

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

Meals: B

Today, transfer to airport for flight to Saigon, upon arrive you will transfer to hotel for check in. The rest of the day free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Saigon

Day 14 Saigon - Half Day Cu Chi Tunnel Tour

Meal: B

This morning you will continue to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover these amazing systems developed by the guerrillas fighting in the Vietnam War. You'll have an opportunity to see the various weapons used in the war on display. Then learn about the innovative ways the guerrillas survived and fought back in the war. The impressive underground system they built remains to tell the story of the Vietnam War.

Overnight in Saigon

Day 15 Saigon - Free Day Leisure

Meal: B

Today will be your free day leisure and under your own arrangement.

Overnight in Saigon

Day 16 Saigon - Can Tho / Mekong Delta Discovery

Meal: B

Today you will discover the Mekong River and villages at the Mekong Delta region, essential to Vietnamese life.

Your private guide and car will take you to the remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam". First you'll Vinh Trang Pagoda which is decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens packed with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools and tombs and ornate gates which provide entry. Next, you'll take a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. You'll stop at the Tortoise Island where you'll enjoy lunch in the orchard.

After lunch (own expense) you'll visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island. Then enjoy seasonal fruit, honey tea, and delicious coconut candies all to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals. When the tour is finished, you'll transfer to Can Tho.

Upon arrive in Can Tho, you will check in hotel and have a rest.

In the evening, you may wander around the night market in the centre of the small town, or enjoy some drinks at the riverside bars.

Overnight in Can Tho

Day 17 Can Tho - Saigon - Siem Reap | Morning Floating Market

Flight: Internal flight will be on INT's arrangement

Meal: B

Rise early in the morning for breakfast at your hotel where your private guide and driver will meet you to escort you to the pier of Can Tho for an adventure on the river. Your motor boat and captain will greet you and help you on board. You'll be taken to the largest floating market in Can Tho where local farmers bring their bulk produce for sale. The trip there will see the banks with various flowers scattered throughout.

When you arrive at the market, you'll see boats with colorful fruits and vegetables local to the region being traded in bulk. After this, you'll venture up narrow canals to find a local fruit farm hidden in the natural landscape of the creek. You'll have the chance to see local fruits such as mango, limes, jack fruit, durian and more being grown. Then you'll have the chance to sit and enjoy fresh cut fruit before returning to town by boat.

After the tour, relax at hotel for short time and check out, then you will be driven back to Ho Chi Minh airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, guide will meet and escort to your hotel for checking in, rest is your own leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 18 Full Day Relaxing

Meal: B / D

Today no activities plan for you free for your own leisure.

In the evening enjoy dinner with Apsara traditional dancing show.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 19 Angkor Thom Ancient Capital

Meal: 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. 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.

In the afternoon, be prepared today for one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Angkor Wat.

Enter Angkor Wat and to view it's 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.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 20 Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk, Ox Cart Ride

Meal: 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. Rest of your own leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 21 Day in the Life

Meal: B / L

Your host family welcomes you into their home and lives for the day, learn about a day in the life of a typical village, visit the local Pagoda and school if possible and learn out about village customs and culture gaining new insights and experiences.

Activities on the tour may include planting rice, harvesting or transplanting rice depending on the time of year. Other activities include weaving thatch for roof repairs, weaving wall panels, planting vegetable crops, tree planting, making prahoc or rice wine. Every tour is different and activities will depend on the time of year, family needs and goings on in the village. On each tour you will also have the opportunity to plant a fruit tree for your host family providing a future food and potential income source.

These families receive a small payment for being the host family and a larger contribution is made to a village fund that is used for special village projects like water filters and water wells. We work with the families to determine the projects that need to be undertaken.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 22 Half Day Private Cooking Class in the Morning

Meal: B / L

This morning after breakfast at the hotel you will be transfer to the cooking class. Each class commences with a visit to a local family. Along the way you will learn about the herbs and vegetables grown at most Khmer households and used in daily cooking. The visit to a familie's home is an opportunity to learn about food preparation in a Khmer home. Who does the shopping and the cooking! Your guide will also let you know about food customs, superstitions and beliefs. A gift of rice is provided to the family as thanks for their participation.

Following this visit you return to the pavilion to commence cooking. Together with your chef and guide you will create several dishes which you can then re produce at home. Learn about the typical ingredients in Cambodian cooking and have the opportunity to see Cambodian cooking first hand.

Classes are completely hands on. Each participant has their own cooking station and equipment. Classes include a number of Cambodian dishes and a recipe card will be provided.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 23 Flight to Sihanoukville ( No Guide )

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

Meal: B

Your guide and driver will collect you from hotel then transfer you to Siem Reap airport for your short flight today take you to the coastal town of Sihanoukville.

Sihanouk Ville, named after King Norodom Sihanouk, lies along a beautiful peninsula overlooking the Gulf of Thailand with white sandy beaches and tropical islands off its south and west coast.

Your driver will be waiting at the airport with a Tours sign bearing your name on it ready to transfer you smoothly to the comfort of your hotel, which will take approximately 25 minutes. After Check in the afternoon is free to enjoy the beach and relax.

Overnight in Sihanoukville

Day 24 Full Day Leisure on the Beach

Meal: B

Full day leisure at the beach.

Overnight in Sihanoukville

Day 25 Full Day Leisure on the Beach

Meal: B

Full day leisure at the beach.

Overnight in Sihanoukville

Day 26 Sihanokville - Bokor - Kampot - Kep by Car ( No Guide )

Meal: B

Journey from Sihanoukville to Bokor Mountain, once a resort town but now mainly a deserted ghost town with eerie ruins to explore and photograph. On a clear day enjoy panoramic views of the Cambodian Coastline and Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island from the summit.

Stop off and explore the sleepy riverside town of Kampot famous for the pepper grown here, colonial architecture and the lively local markets.

A short drive down the coast takes you to Kep, famous for delicious crab and other fresh seafood sold along the beachfront restaurants at the Crab Market.

Overnight in Kep

Day 27 Kep - Full Day Relaxing

Meal: B

Nothing has been planned for you today so you can choose to explore the town, take advantage of optional activities or simply relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel or laze the Beach.

Kep National Park offers a fairly easy hiking or mountain biking experience, a gently sloping trail winds past pagodas, though jungle where you may spy monkeys or other wildlife, and panoramic vistas along the way.

Rabbit Island is a great day trip from the mainland with just a short, fun 20 minute boat ride from the port at Kep to this tropical paradise.

Overnight in Kep

Day 28 Kep - Full Day Relaxing

Meal: B

Free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Kep

Day 29 Kep to Phnom Penh by Car ( No Guide )

Meal: B

Your driver will meet you at the hotel for the 3hr journey to Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh and enjoy the afternoon exploring the city.

Known as the "Pearl of Asia" Phnom Penh was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Imposingly located at the confluence of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonlé Sap rivers. This bustling city still retains a colonial feel with fine French architecture, wide boulevards and riverside promenade, boasting a heady mix of Restaurants and shops. Perhaps indulge in a blind massage, shop at the Russian or Central Markets or take a leisurely walk along the riverside before sunset cocktails and dinner at the Foreign Correspondents Club.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 30 Full Day Phnom Penh City Tour

Meal: B

In the morning visit the infamous Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and as you tour the museum, you’ll discover the brutality of the Khmer Rouge documented in the photos and memorabilia, including torture instruments and will have the opportunity to meet one the few survivors of regime.

Continue to Choeung Ek Killing Fields, the final destination for prisoners from Tuol Sleng. A large stupa (shrine) filled with over 8,000 human skulls acts as a memorial and grim reminder of the atrocities.

After lunch (own expense) tour around the Royal Palace, home to the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5,000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors, where you can marvel at the collection of Buddha’s in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.

Next visit the National Museum, built in traditional Khmer style it houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts including Angkorian era statues, lingas and other artifacts.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 31 Welcome to Vientiane | Hotel Check in

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

Meal: B

Upon arrival in Vientiane airport, your private local guide from IndochinaTour.com will welcome you at the airport then escorts you to your hotel in Vientiane City. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, you can have a relaxing walk around the hotel to discover the city or stroll along the river bank to enjoy sunset.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 32 Visit COPE Center

Meal: B

The overarching goal of Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) is to ensure that people with physical disabilities have local, free access to a quality, nationally-managed rehabilitation service. To do this in a sustainable manner COPE’s strategy has been to partner long term with the Government of Laos' (GOL) Center for Medical Rehabilitation (CMR) through which all Government’s physical rehabilitation work, excluding military personnel, takes place.

COPE and CMR have worked together since 1997, the year COPE was founded, and have developed a strong and productive working relationship. In 1996, the year before COPE was formed, existing services fitted a total of 138 mobility devices throughout Lao PDR. Since 2012, more one thousand orthotic and prosthetic devices are being produced annually. Approximately one third of patients are women and children.

Throughout the last decade, COPE has remained the only charity organization in Lao PDR to offer ongoing support to the GOL’s P&O department. This support has included material and equipment and important technical capacity building and training of GOL prosthetic and orthotic technicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. In accordance with the consensus statements from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), COPE introduced polypropylene technology into Lao PDR using the system designed by the International Committee of the Red Cross Special Fund for the Disabled (ICRC-SFD): this is a tried and tested technology for robust, individually-made, high quality, low-cost devices.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 33 Full Day Relaxing at Vientiane

Meal: B

No activities plan for you today, free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 34 Drive to Vang Vieng

Meal: B

We leave this wonderful town after breakfast for our journey northbound on route no. 13. We will see some breathtaking scenery enroute as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. We make a stop along the way at Vang Xang, a famous archeological site dating back to the 11th century. We reach our final destination in the afternoon, the small town of Vang Vieng, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with a mixture of quiet water and limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. On arrival at Vang Vieng, we cross the Nam Song River to Tham Jang caves and then enjoy a short trek through breathtaking mountain landscape to explore the Tam None Cave and some hill villages. Today ends with a superb panorama of the sunset reflecting over the Nam Song River.

Overnight in Vang Vieng

Day 35 Vang Vieng - Tham Phoutham

Meal: B / L

After breakfast, we start our board on a local tractor through paddy field areas heading to , where your breath will be taken away seeing the most beautiful and famous limestone cavern, surrounded by natural forests. Along the way, you have chance to explore the local cultures by greeting the local villagers and learning about their daily lifestyle. There is a small natural pool in front of the caves where you can take a swim to refresh yourself from the hot climate or you could explore the nearby area. You will have a picnic lunch enjoying the scenery. After spending the day at the caves and its surrounding areas, we make our return to the Vang Vieng town, using local transportation or tractor. En route, we visit the ethnic minority villages of Hmong, Souay and Taidam villages meeting the warm and friendly hill tribe people and observing their traditional tribal costumes.

Overnight in Vang Vieng

Day 36 Drive to Luang Prabang

Meal: B

Today you will continue your amazing Indochina Tour in Laos from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang escort you to hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you can wander around the city and the night market to discover local life of Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 37 Half Day Big Brother Mouse

Meal: B

The day starts with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse shop to select some books for the village visit. We then head north by car along route 13, before taking a unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang village. We then have ample time to visit the school, play with the kids and watch them enjoy their new books. We also take some time to explore the rest of the village, where you can see weaving and visit the local temple. We stop for lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch, or traditional Lao food such as sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 38 Khouang Si Waterfall and Ban Chan

Meal: B

Today we cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. We then visit the morning Phousi 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, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 39 Rice Paddies, Living land Farm

Meal: B / L

This morning, you’ll experience the process of making rice at a Living Land Farm, a community enterprise just outside of Luang Prabang, which promotes professional organic farming right next to village rice paddies. Join the interactive rice farming experience which actively benefits the local community, who showcase and maintain their traditional ways. Learn about bamboo weaving, tool and trap making, gardening and even blacksmithing. A Laos specialty lunch will be served as well.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 40 Full Day Relaxing in Luang Prabang

Meal: B

Enjoy your full day at your own leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 41 Mekong River Cruise & Pak Ou Cave

Meal: B / L / D

Today, you will embark on the Luang Say boat for a 2 days cruise to Huay Xai, the small town locates at the border of Laos and Thailand, you will proceed to Chiang Rai in Thailand from the border pass there.

The boat will start at 7:00am, you will enjoy a continental breakfast while cruising to the Pak Ou Village which locates at the mouth of the Nam Ou River. You will have a shore excursion to visit the Tam Thing Caves of Thousand Buddhas.

Lunch will be a buffet on board and the boat will keep cruising upstream the Mekong River to a hill tribe village where you can watch the traditional process of Lao wishkey production.Our boat will stop at Pak Beng around sunset and check in Luang Say Lodge for overnight. Dinner will be arrange on the Luang Say Lodge’s terrace restaurant with a view of the Mekong River.

Overnight in Luang Say Lodge

Day 42 Full Day Cruising to Chiang Rai

Meal: B / L

Enjoy breakfast at the Luang Say Lodge, then board the boat at 7:00am and keep cruising toward upper stream of the Mekong River. En route, you will stop to visit a local village to witness the rural life along the Mekong River and visit the Minority ethnic people. Lunch will be buffet served on board, and you will arrive at Huay Xai around 5:00pm. Go through the board and you will be welcomed by your local guide on the Thailand side of the border, then escorts you to your hotel in Chiang Rai.

Overnight in Chiang Rai

Day 43 Full Day Relaxing in Chiang Rai

Meal: B

After a long day on the boat yesterday, today is free at our own leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Rai

Day 44 Doi Mae Salong - Discover Golden Striangle

Meal: B

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 45 Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai

Meal: B

After breakfast this morning you will be transfer to Chiang Mai which take around 3 hour on the way you will visit the White Temple, is an unusual Thai temple designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who mixes traditional Buddhist temple architecture with pop culture references. Keep driving around 30 minutes to Chiang Mai, 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 Temple 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 46 Full Day Relaxing in Chiang Mai

Meal: B

Free day at your own leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 47 Tour of Chiang Mai

Meal: B

In the morning, start your cultural tour of Chiang Mai. First stop at Kad Ton Payom Market, renowned for its fresh fruits and flowers, aromatic spices and northern Thai cuisine. You can participate in the local tradition of almsgiving - offering food to Buddhist monks. Continue to the Buddhist temple of Wat Umong, nestled in the forested foothills of Suthep Mountain. Learn about the Buddhist proverbs posted throughout the grounds in English and Thai before you head inside to see the impressive Buddha statue. You’ll also visit the 14th-century Wat Suan Dok, a white bell-shaped temple housing a 20-foot (6-meter) Buddha. See the large prayer hall and the unique open-sided chapel, then enjoy an opportunity to chat with a monk about Buddhism and temple life.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 48 Full Day Elephant Nature Park ( By Nature Park’s Bus, Joining Tour )

Meal: B / L

Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park; a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals.

Your visit starts with a picturesque drive through rural countryside to Elephant Nature Park. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives.

Many find their visit to Elephant Nature Park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants (no riding), and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary.

Your visit helps support their regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 49 Full Day Relaxing in Chiang Mai

Meal: B

Enjoy your free day today before fly to Phuket tomorrow.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 50 Flight to Phuket, Hotel Check in

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

Meal: B

Enjoy your free morning until transfer to airport for flight to Phuket. Rest 3 day is for your own beach leisure.

Overnight in Phuket

Day 51 Phuket | Full Day of Your Leisure

Meal: B

Today is belong to your own arrangement, enjoy your beach relaxing in Phuket.

Overnight in Phuket

Day 52 Phuket | Full Day of Your Leisure

Meal: B

Today is belong to your own arrangement, enjoy your beach relaxing in Phuket.

Overnight in Phuket

Day 53 Phuket | Full Day of Your Leisure

Meal: Breakfast

Today is belong to your own arrangement, enjoy your beach relaxing in Phuket.

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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.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • 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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