Southeast Asia has been a top international travel destination in the recent years. It is the travel logistics are easy and it has long been known as a travel paradise. You will feel the booming of travel to Southeast Asia through the everlasting adventure.
Day 01: Arrive in Yangon
The first day you arrive Yangon.Pick-up and transfer to hotel.Have a short break and then we start this amazing trip to visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image, the Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the most spectacular monuments in the world. Enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Drive back to hotel and leisure, set aside time to enjoy nightlife.Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon sightseeing (B)
Welcome the new day, we have a delicious breakfast at hotel then start a full day sightseeing tour of Yangon. Visit Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2000 years Pagoda to enjoy the bustling life of Yangon and local people.Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a huge reclining Buddha).Take some photos and then we stop at the Karaweik Hall, a “hamsa-bird –shaped’s floating barge on Kadawgyi Lake, walking around the Bogyoke (Scotts) market with thousands of clothes, foods, handicrafts and gems stores, discover to Yangon’s oldest Chinese temple and at the Riverside located Botataung Pagoda.
Late in the afternoon, we will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like an unexpected hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above hill-top surroundings. Walk through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, Temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular. Shwedagon has become the everlasting symbol of Myanmar.Enjoy the sunset after set aside time to evening.Overnight in Yangon.
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan (B)
Bright and early next morning, we will transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Bagan.Upon arrival visit Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of local life. Then enter the most momentous pagodas and temples of Bagan including Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine. Continue to visit Annada Temple: a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with the picturesque, well –preserved 18th-century murals. Visit Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Back to the hotel, have lunch for short break
The first hour of the afternoon, we will discover one of the most precious handicrafts in Burma, a lacquer ware home Industry, the Sulamani temple and Damayangyi Temple (the massive temple in Bagan). Experience local Horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple about 30 minutes.Overnight in Bagan.
Day 04: Bagan – Heho – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake (B)
Under the rising sun, fly to Heho. Arrive Heho and drive to Nyaungshwe, afterward, go to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake which is famous for its unique leg rower. Start to Inle lake by a local boat, heading to the middle of Inle Lake including Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious place in Southern Shan State. Floating Market Villages & Gardens where fruit and vegetables are grown. See traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on a blacksmith shop and wooden handlooms.Overnight in Inle.
Day 05: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Mandalay (B)
When a new day begins, enjoy energetic breakfast and then transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Pick-up and transfer to the city, on the way, visit the Amarapura 200 year’s old U Bein teak bridge which is built in 1728 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital and visit woven silk workshop teak posts. Prolong to Mandalay through varied agricultural landscapes and villages.Visit one of the most reverent religious images in Myanmar, the Mahamuni Pagoda. Stop to enjoy stone carving and gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Visit the Shwenandaw Palace also known as Former Royal Palace which was once king Mindon’s home. Visit to the famous local market “Zay –Cho” located in the down town area of Mandalay to feel ways of people life. Proceed to the foot of Mandalay Hill and then discover to up area. Enjoy spectacular sights at the sunset from Mandalay Hill.Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 06: Mandalay – Bangkok (B)
We have a time for free and leisure to strolling through in Mandalay until transfer to the airport for flight to Bangkok.Upon arrival at the airport, pick up by tour guide and transfer to the hotel, check in the hotel and free time at the leisure. Enjoy new things, cuisine, people…
Day 07: Bangkok full day tour (B, L)
We promise to bring you along 3 of the most spectacular temples Bangkok has to offer! This adventure features “Wat Traimit” with its 5.5 ton heavy Golden Buddha Image, Wat Chetuporn (commonly known as Wat Pho), that boasts the over 45-meters long Reclining Buddha and Wat Benchamaborpit (also known as the Marble Temple). Wat Pho is regarded as the first center of education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple educated people on various subjects such as warfare, literature, archaeology, geology, astronomy and are considered to be a home of Thai culture massages.We will end the adventure with a sightseeing to Wat Benchamaborpit: a representation of an outstanding successful marriage between Italian Carrara marble and classical Thai architecture. This half-day tour will especially delight those interested to know a bit more about Buddhism and its history, combined with the always bustling metropolis life.Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 08: Floating Market & Rose Garden (B)
We have full day to embark on a journey to Damnoensaduak Floating Market with lunch at Rose Garden follows by Thai Cultural Show.Especially, enter to the rural world-famous floating market of Damnern Saduak, situated around 120 kilometers west of Bangkok.
This adventure includes a sightseeing to Nakorn Pathom; area of the highest Chedi in Thailand called “Phra Pathom Chedi, which is one of the biggest pagodas in Southeast Asia.”A perfect buffet lunch will be served at the picturesque Rose Garden Aprime Country Resort. Afterward, attend village show at the Thai Village, giving information the many cultures of Thai life. It includes the meaningful Buddhist ordination procession, a Thai boxing, an elegant fingernail dance, Hill Tribe dance performances, sword-fighting, elephants at work, charming folk dances and a traditional Thai wedding ceremony…
Day 09: Bangkok – Luang Prabang (B)
We enjoy free time at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang, Laos.On arrival at the airport, meet the tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of time is free at your leisure. We can drink cup of tea, coffee, quietly enjoy or get accustomed to local life, people, cultures in here.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 10: Luang Prabang (B, L)
One of the most special cultures of Laos is the things which quietly enjoy the monks in early in the morning.Afterward, we have full day borough trip begins after breakfast, with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which organizes a range of interesting artifacts.Subsequently, enjoy a short adventure seeing the city’s oldest pagoda of Wat Sene and the gorgeous Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian.At the time, we will also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.Take rest and set aside time to energetic lunch, then, discover the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic traditions before head out of town to see the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek. We then return to the metropolis for a sightseeing to Wat Mai. We then climb up to the peak 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. Our adventure ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where we find a cute souvenir of handmade textiles made by local people and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.Note: the Royal Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 11: Luang Prabang – Pakou Caves and Khuangsi Waterfall (B, L)
Under the everlasting sun, embark a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil untouched areas as well as an pleasant sightseeing to the mysterious of 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 to take rest at the small village of Ban Xanghai, where are the local rice wine production and consumption. We back to Luang Prabang in the afternoon.
We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, on the road, we explore local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the amazing Khouangsi Waterfall where you splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates heaven. We back to Luang Prabang by late afternoon to the metropolis by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 12: Luang Prabang Departure (B)
The last day, welcome to the beautiful new day, we enjoy lastly breakfast and spend time for a free at the leisure until transfer to the airport for onward flight. End of the services.Southeast Asia has been a top international travel destination for years. 12 days for 3 countries, it is excellent moments of our adventure. We know what it’s like to try writing a book on your own. Don’t delay today’s work until tomorrow