Our great 30-day combination covering all highlights in three countries: Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. There countries of Southeast Asia with a host of colorful cities, storied history, and amazing sightseeing, represent a totally different culture for Western travelers. Instead of cathedrals, we’ll find temples. We will enjoy simple accommodations in remote fishing villages but also luxurious five-star hotels in the bigger cities and on the more popular islands. This tour- Great combination of Cambodia- Laos- Myanmar, will take you to one of the best destinations in the world. It definitely deserves to be on your travel itinerary. Starting in Phnom Penh and finishing in Yangon where you can easily find your arrival and homeward flights. There is no problem if you want to change the arrival and departure city. You can tell us and we will adjust the itinerary accordingly.Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh
Arrival flight at 19:40.Upon arrival will welcome by Then transfer to hotel for the check in our local guide and driver. Free leisure.Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Phnom Penh – City Tour (B, L)After having breakfast we will go to Phnom Penh, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Phnom Penh, once known as the Pearl of Asia, is a fast-growing and fast-changing city situated on the banks of the Mekong River. Phnom Penh is the economic center but when you explore the city, you will pass endless options for eating out and see high-rise buildings as well as markets, hotels, museums. This itinerary will help you navigate Phnom Penh. We will visit Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, Angkor artifacts.The afternoon we deal with a dark chapter of Cambodian history. It’s Khmer regime. We will visit. the open wounds that are The Khmer Rouge heritage. This includes visiting The Killing Fields (also known as ChoeungEk Genocidal Center) and The ToulSleng Genocide Museum.Overnight at hotel
Day 3: Phnom Penh – Kompong Cham (B, L)After breakfast at the hotel, we will tour Kampong Cham. Kampong Cham is the capital of the province of the same name, located on the banks of the mighty Mekong River. It’s the third largest city in Cambodia. We will visit Wat Nokor. a temple built from sandstone and laterite in the 11th century as well as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei (“Man and Woman Hill”).We will have lunch at Hao A restaurant after check in at Mekong Hotel. In the afternoon we will ride bicycles to the Koh Pean Island, during the dry season, we will reach the island by crossing the bamboo bridge and during the wet season, a ferry will take us to another side. We will meet children of these poor villages, give them some school supplies, toothbrushes, food and little joy.Overnight at hotelDay 4: Kompong Cham – Kratie – Steung Treng (B, L)Leaving from Kampong Cham after enjoying breakfast at the hotel then departure from the hotel and enjoy the scenery of rubber plantation on the way mingling with local life is living on the Mekong River bank. Upon arriving Kratie will relax by the riverfront or visit the local market then having your lovely lunch. Before we leave Kratie to Steung Treng will heading to see the Irrawady Dolphin.Overnight at hotel
Day 5: Stung Treng – Nong Nokkian (Dongkalor) – Khong Island (B, L
)After having breakfast we will enjoy seeing the scenic waterfall, witness the waters of Mekong at their wildest as well as will see the flooded forest with boat excursion. Maybe also some bird and dolphins. The trip journey will take 3hours then return to the town of Steung Treng and have lunch before transfer to the border for crossing to Laos. When arriving at Lao border you will be met our guide and we then take a drive to Overnight in Khong Island.Overnight at hotel
Day 6: 4000 Island – Full day Surroundings(B)
After an early breakfast, we explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where is reputed for coconut grove as the French explorer Francis Garnier called “The Fluvial Lao Tahiti“. You will see the remnants of the first Lao railway with the locomotive. We will continue to discover the 4000 islands area by Tuk Tuk at our leisure to visit the Liphi waterfall. You can enjoy swimming, sun baking on the white sand beach and spotting the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins. We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to famous waterfalls of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, known as Niagara of the east. Overnight in Don Khong Island.Overnight at hotel
Day 7: 4000 Island – Ban Kiet Nong – Phou Asa – Watphou – Pakse (B)
Today we will leaving Khong Island and drive to Ban Kiet Ngong for Elephant riding & trekking to Phou Asa. Then we keep continue to Champassak and to visit Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated temples. It is also considered one of the oldest archaeological sites in Laos, even older than the great temple complex at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Wat Phu was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. We will explore these intriguing Khmer ruins then continue our journey to Pakse.Note: We also have time to enjoy seeing wildlife at the Pha Pho wetland.Overnight at hotel
Day 8: Pakse – Tadlo Bolaven Plateau – Pakse (B)After breakfast at the hotel, we continue our journey towards Tadlo, through Boloven plateau. The Boloven Plateau is famous for great scenery, ethnic villages. unexplored corner, the cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley.. It’s probably famous for being home to some of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular waterfalls including Tad Fane and Dong Hua Sao . Boloven plateau produces some of the best tea and coffee in the country (coffee remains Laos’ biggest agricultural export.) . We will spend a little time to taste the nature of Laos that provides the people with basically everything they need – from the tea, from the coffee to delicious fruits like mangoes and bananas. Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit the villages of Alak, Nge, and Katu, populated by ethnic minority groups. We return to Pakse by late evening.Overnight at Pakse Hotel (Deluxe)
Day 9: Pakse – Vientiane (B)
Today is free until we take a flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival then you will be met and transfer to hotel for check in after that free at leisure time.Overnight at hotel
Day 10: Vientiane city tour (B)
After breakfast we will visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image on the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa. That Luang is the most sacred monument in the whole of Laos, and certainly one of the country’s most beautiful.In the afternoon we transfer out to see the Buddha Park, which is located 25km outside Vientiane and features about 200 elaborately designed religious statues and sculptures, including a huge 40-metre high reclining Buddha image. Tour ends. Then we will walk along Mekong River at Chao Anou Vong king for watching Sunset.Overnight at hotel
Day 11: Vientiane – Nam Ngum – Vang Vieng (B)
After breakfast, we will go to visit Nam Ngum, which is located some 80 kilometers to the north of Vientiane. The beautiful scenery of the Nam Ngum River and its green valley is enhanced by the presence of vast, spectacular lake. We also visit Vangxang, an 11th-century Buddhist archeological site, and a stop at the Zoo at Ban Keun. Before arrival at the lake, we will embark on a long tail boat visiting fisherman villages in varied islets. We visit some beautiful islets and take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fishermen. On return, if it’s enough time, perhaps you might experience gambling at legal Lao casino located in the valley and we then drive to Vang Vieng on the way stop at fishing villages at Ban Houimor. After check-in is leisure time.Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Vang Vieng (B, L)
We will be transferred from Vang Vieng to the Khmu village of Vieng Samay, about 10 km north of Vang Vieng. After an introduction to the basics of kayaking, the Nam Song offers various small but fun rapids on the way to the first stop at the cave of Tham Nam Thaem. The Tham Non Cave lies further downstream. As one of the biggest caves in Vang Vieng, it served as a rescue shelter for the villagers during the Second Indochina War. Today it is home to a bat colony and ‘The Magic Stone of Vang Vieng’.
We will have Lao-style picnic lunch on the riverside. The next stop is the Organic Farm. A restaurant, bar, organic farm and learning center for local kids, all in one place. All ingredients are freshly picked from their own farmThe final leg is a gentle paddle – before returning to Vang Vieng in time to catch the sunset from the terrace of the Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalows.Approximately: 15 minutes transfer / 4 hours kayaking / 1-hour caving / 1-hour hiking.Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Vang Vieng – Xieng Khoang (B)After breakfast, we visit Than Jang cave. After that, we will head up to Xieng Khuang. We will have lunch at Phoukhoun Phieng Fa Restaurant for taking a beautiful landscape of Green Mountain. Then we will reach Xieng Khuang, check in and free at leisure time.Overnight at Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel (Standard) www.vansanahotel-group.com
Day 14: Xieng Khouang – Plain of Jars & Muong Khoun (B)
In the morning, we will visit the interesting Central Market in Phonsavan and the MAG exhibition, Site 2 of the Plain of Jars before taking a short scenic trek to Site 3 via a Tai Dam and Lao Leum village. In the afternoon, we tour seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people.Overnight at hotel
Day 15: Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang (B)The next early morning, we visit the Central Market of Phonsavanh, you can watch the different hill tribe people barter and exchange merchandises. Then we will head out towards Luang Prabang, which is often described as the ‘Jewel in Laos Crown’. After a photo stop, we continue driving uphill, enjoying the splendid natural scenery of the mountains, the forest, and landscape. After over mountainous regions, we approach Luang Prabang then check in and free at leisure time.Overnight at hotel
Day 16: Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast, your full day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which is also known as Haw Kham. The museum is well worth a couple of hours of your time if you want to learn more about Lao history and culture. We also visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre. It has permanent exhibitions feature traditional textiles and clothing, jewelry, religious artifacts, handicraft tools, baskets, photography, and household. We then head out of town to see the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek after that we will return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi, rising 150 meters above the center of town, it cuts a distinctive figure on the Luang Prabang skyline. The hill is popular as a place to watch the sun rise or set over the Mekong River.
The tour ends after we spend a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find lovely handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.Overnight at hotel
Day 17: Luang Prabang – Cooking class (B, L)
Daytime cooking class: 09:00 am – 03:00 pm: We’ll visit to discover the major food market; explain the local produce, taste it and learn to know what it is used for. Then we’ll take you to ‘Tamarind Gardens’ to cook for our lunch.In the afternoon we continue discovering Khouangsi Waterfall, then we will drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. By late afternoon, we return to Luang Prabang and continue to Ban Xangkhong. This is a village well known for silk hand-weaving and for traditional Saa Papermaking. By late evening we return to the city to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath Tai.Overnight at Hotel
Day 18: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Pakbeng (B, L, D)
Heading out of the town, we take a cruise upstream on the Mekong River,. We will take an interesting tour to visit the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, one of Luang Prabang’s most famous sites. These limestone caves have been a place of worship for more than a thousand years. Moreover, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, along with the way, we have a chance to see local people make local rice wine. We then continue our boat trip to Pakbeng, a town developed as an overnight stop for both cargo and passenger ferries. This town sits midway between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang on the Mekong. We will reside in Pakbeng overnight.Overnight at Hotel
Day 19: Pakbeng – Houixai – Chiang Khong – Chiang Rai (B, L)After breakfast, we will visit the local market where you can catch many hill tribe people. You can buy many handmade goods. Tribe people converge from the outlying valleys and hillsides to sell their goods and buy provision. We will have lunch on boat. We then continue our journey toward HoueiSay. We will spend a little time in Chiang Khong and then transfer to Chiang Rai for our night stay.Overnight at HotelDay 20: Chiang Rai – Yangon – Heho – Inle (B)Early morning we take our flight to Yangon. When arrive at Yangon International Airport, we transit to another flight to Heho, then drive to Inle Lake.Overnight at Hotel
Day 21: Inle – Indein (B)After breakfast Hotel, visit Indein Pagoda and sightseeing around Intha people by boat. We will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages on the lake and Nge Pe Chaung (Jamping Cat) Monastery.Overnight at HotelDay 22: Inle – Pindaya (B)
After breakfast, drive to and sightseeing Pindaya. Pindaya is well known for its limestone caves, attractive lake. So that, we will visit Pindaya caves, Pindaya lakes. We also spend the time to see home base paper making and umbrella making industry.Overnight at Conqueror Hotel / Superior Room in Pindaya.
Day 23: Pindaya – Inle Lake – Heho – Bagan (B)After breakfast, we will drive to Heho airport then take a flight to Bagan, which is situated on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady River in central Myanmar. And then sightseeing includes a visit to the colorful Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta. This temple ranks with the Phaung Daw U in Inle Lake and Shwedagon in Yangon as one of the most important shrines in Myanmar. Then we will visit Htilominlo Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings. After that, we will go to visit Myinkaba Village to observe the process of Traditional Lacquarware Industry. We also go to discover Ananda Temple houses four 30-foot (9m) standing Buddha statues.We will overnight at Hotel
Day 24: Bagan full day sightseeing (B)We will have a full day sightseeing at Bagan today, sightseeing starts with Lawkananda Pagoda; East and West Phet Leik with clay plaque Jataka scenes; Thatbyinnyu Temple; Shwegugyi Temple; Palace site and Tharaba Gate. We also visit Apeyadana Temple, famous for the paintings of Mahayana concept; Nagayon Temple; Archaeological Museum; Dhamayangyi Temple, a massive Temple, which is well known for the finest brick factory. In the evening, we go to Mingalar Zedi to watch the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River.Overnight at Hotel
Day 25: Bagan – Mandalay (B, L)We will take a local river cruise trip to Mandalay along the river. Mandalay is the economic center and religious hub of upper Myanmar. This city is centered around the Royal Palace. We will arrive at Mandalay in the evening and then transfer to hotel.Overnight at Aye Yar River View Hotel (Deluxe River View Room).Day 26: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (B)We will take about an hour’s boat ride away from Mandalay to arrive at Mingu, a village on the west bank of Ayeyarwady River . We then visit to, Mingun Pahtotawgyi, Settawya Pagoda, and Myatheintan Pagoda. We also have time to see Mingun Bell, which is said to be the largest working bell in the world. AThe afternoonwe will drive to Sagaing Hill. This place is perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today.We will continue to discover Khaungmudaw Pagoda. We will enjoy the sunset from Sagaing Hill in the evening. Then we Return to Mandalay.Overnight at Hotel
Day 27: Mandalay-Amarapura (B)After breakfast, drive to Amarapura. This is Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. Then we will visit Mahagandayon Monastery where hundreds of young Novice studying Buddhist Literature. Along the way, we will see U Bein Bridge, a beautiful long wooden bridge. We then visit Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda. This pagoda has a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble. Then we will visit Shwenandaw Monastery noted for its exquisite wood carving, known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. After that, we will go to visit another pagoda, which is known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, Kuthodaw Pagoda. The last is Sulamani Pagoda. Enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill.Overnight at Hotel
Day 28: Mandalay – Yangon (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport then take a flight to Yangon.Check in to hotel and overnight at Hotel in Yangon.Overnight at Hotel
Day 29: Yangon (B)We will have breakfast at the hotel, sightseeing includes Karaweik Hall a Royal barge on the Royal Lake for a photo stop, Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda- a colossal reclining Buddha. And then we will take a drive in downtown visit China Town. We will visit the fruit market and Yangon’s city center covering World famous Shwedagon Pagoda. At the sunset, we can enjoy the golden dome light up the sunshine.Overnight at Hotel
Day 30: Yangon – Departure (B)Today our awaiting vehicle will take us back to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.