15 Day Heritages Of Thailand, Laos And Cambodia

From 3,560 USD/Person 16 days / 15 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • See the ornate Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Traimit
  • Gaze over the city and sunset from the top of Doi Suthep
  • Visit an authentic Hmong village and colorful tribes
  • Explore atmospheric Luang Prabang - the jewel of Laos
  • Learn the mystique of ancient history and the majesty of unique culture
  • Immerse yourself in atmospheric early morning alms
  • Bask in the majestic complex of Angkor and remote temples
  • Enjoy great countryside experience by Jeep or ATV
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Bangkok City

Sawadee, Welcome to Thailand - the Land of Smiles. You will be met by a local tour guide and taken to city, checking into your accommodation and you will spend the rest of the day is yours at leisure to begin your explorations, or just relax and enjoy your new surroundings. Stay at hotel in Bangkok.

Day 2: Highlights Of Bangkok (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and you will take a full-day scenic sightseeing tour of Bangkok and see all the city’s highlights on a 8-hour excursion. Explore the ornate Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to the Wat Po temple with its Reclining Buddha. Relax with a 30-minute traditional Thai massage. Then, after lunch, sail by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River through the city’s canals. See a traditional way of life, away from the high-rise buildings of central Bangkok, as you pass the Thonburi residential area. Stop at Wat Arun - the “Temple of Dawn”. Next, walk through the flower market and experience rural life in Bangkok. Discover a vast selection of orchids and tropical flowers. End your tour at Golden Mountain, a steep hill inside the Wat Saket temple compound, where panoramic city views are your reward. We will drop you at Khao San Road which is famously described on the The popular book 'The Beach' as "the centre of the backpacking universe" You will be free at leisure to explore the bustling and atmospheric areas with locals and your friends. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Bangkok

Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel, we begins with a drive to Ayutthaya, Siam's ancient capital. After a leisurely lunch aboard the boat, we explore ancient ruins of Ayutthaya,  the UNESCO World Heritage Site is quite well-preserved. Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the reliquary towers and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. Return to hotel in Bangkok and spend your evening free. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 4: Bangkok, Fly To Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and you will check-out and be taken to the airport to take a flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will check-in the hotel and then you will visit village of Sankumpang, where surrounded by the artisans and their brightly-coloured fabrics and umbrellas, you can improve your skills in capturing movement. Finish the day at the temple on a mountain - Doi Suthep. The temple offers an unrivaled view of the city. Return to your hotel to relax. Free at leisure in evening or make your own explorations to discover the city's colorful night market with your local guide. Stroll past stalls offering everything from native handicrafts and electronics to fresh fruit juices and scrumptious noodles. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Villages And Hill Tribes Encounters (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel and today you will explore the hill tribes north of Chiang Mai on this full-day tour round the mountain villages and tropical forest of northern Thailand. Your 9-hour excursion starts with a scenic 3.5-hour drive to Thaton, former capital of an ancient Mon kingdom. Stop at a Hmong hill tribe village to learn more about the ethnic group that originated in southern China. After lunch at a local restaurant, embark on a 30-minute boat trip along the Mae Kok River to Baan Mai. Then drive by minivan to discover hill-tribe villages of the Akha, Palong, and Karen peoples. See the brass rings that the Karen women wear on their necks; the number increasing according to their age. Back in Thaton, explore the hillside temple of Wat Thaton and enjoy panoramic views of the villages, Mae Kok River, and dense rainforests of the mountain range. Transfer backto the hotel. You will be free at leisure in evening.

Day 6: Chiang Mai, Fly To Luang Prabang (B)

Breakfast and you will be taken to the airport to fly to Luang Prabang, unique in that the entire city is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has many attractions to explore during your stay. Your first afternoon is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. The local night market is a nice introduction, bright, colourful and easy to navigate. Here you can find a selection of excellent value souvenirs. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 7: Morning Alms And City Orientation (B)

Option: Rise early this morning, in time to watch monks as they walk through the city receiving alms. Each morning, a procession of monks passes through the streets collecting food offerings from locals. Back to hotel for breakfast.

After your breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken on a tour of Luang Prabang's sacred temples. Visit Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and especially Wat Xieng Thong, a 16th century temple which epitomises all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture. Continue visiting the National Museum, a former Royal Palace, housing a collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue and gifts received from foreign dignitaries. After enjoying a delicious, authentic lunch at a local restaurant, you will pay a visit to Ock Pop Tock weaving center to learn and discover Laos through textiles. Ock Pop Tock means "East Meets West"  was founded in 2000 by an English Photographer and and Laotian weaver with a passion for textiles and a mission to become this place one of the most important textile and artisanal institutions in all of Laos and South East Asia. Transfer you back to the hotel and you will enjoy your evening free. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8: Kuang Si Waterfall & Barci Ceremony (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel and today is spent with an excursion to visit a beautiful Kuang Si waterfall. These waterfalls here create a series of pools and are perfect for taking a cooling swim in. Their limestone rock formations and the surrounding jungle provide a natural setting for walks and relaxation. Alternatively explore the surrounding countryside on walking trails through native forest. You’ll enjoy lunch in a Khmu village. The Khmu are one of the largest ethnic groups in northern Laos, numbering approximately 450,000 Return to the city and a trip to Luang Prabang could never be complete without a festive celebration, and there are few more joyous moments than being able to take part in a real Baci Ceremony. The ritual will offer prayers for you and your family and loved ones, praying for harmony, peace, good fortune, honesty and warmth. Well wishes and prayers will be showered over you in this delightful ceremony. Return to your hotel for a peaceful night’s sleep this evening.

Day 9: Luang Prabang, Fly To Hanoi (B)

After breakfast, airport transfer to take a morning flight to Hanoi. On arrival you will be met by a local representative and taken to hotel. Checking into your accommodation and you will be free at leisure. At 15:00, you will be escorted by guide and a Chef to soak up the charm of Hanoi’s past as part of a walking tour through the city’s Old Quarter. Discover Vietnamese authentic food experiences through cooking with our hand-selected hosts. Dinner and you will be taken back to the hotel after the meal. overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 10: Highlights Of Hanoi (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then today you will enjoy a comprehensive orientation city tour of Hanoi. Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and the historic complex including Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda. Also visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, where American prisoners of war were once confined; the Temple of Literature. If desire, you will also visit Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts or History Museum at your choice. In afternoon, you will enjoy an interesting traditional water puppetry performance by local artisans before transferring you back to the hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at in Hanoi city.

Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive from Hanoi to the emerald waters, limestone outcrops and echoing caves of this serene spot. You’ll board the beautiful junk boat/cruise for your overnight cruise through the bay. In the evening, enjoy a freshly made seafood meal as you watch the sunset over the dramatic seascape. Overnight in Halong Bay

Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi, Fly To Siem Reap (B)
Day 23: Halong Bay - Hanoi, Fly To Yangon (B)

For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by-if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the Sundeck. A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the jetty. Driving back to Hanoi and straightly to the airport to catch one-hour flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. On arrival, our private driver will transfer you to your hotel. Checking into your accommodation and you will have the rest of the day to relax, or explore the surroundings. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 13: Ta Prohm And Angkor Thom (B)

We rise early to travel to Ta Prohm in the dawn light. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhot in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones. After soaking up the unique atmosphere of Ta Prohm, we continue to the giant pyramid of Takeo, one of the highest temples in the Angkor area. There is also the option to visit the smaller temples of Chau Say Tevoda and Thommanon for avid temple enthusiasts. In the afternoon, we visit the immense walled city of Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. We begin our visit at the Terrace of the Leper King, continue along the Terrace of Elephants, and visit the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, Our climax is the enigmatic and enchanting temple of the Bayon. Return to hotel to relax and leisure at your own account. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

Day 14: Angkor Wat & Countryside Sunset (B, L)

Wake up early and we will head for Angkor Wat - A temple complex built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best preserved temple of this historical site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious purpose since its founding. Watch the sun rise over the Angkor Temple to reveal the natural beauty of this area. Roam around and gaze across at the amazing scenery and unrivaled architecture. Stroll through the temple's complex chambers and learn the site's fascinating history. After visiting Angkor Wat, you will be transferred back to the hotel to relax and enjoy your breakfast. 

In the afternoon at 14:00 pm, we will start explore the real Cambodia with our All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV). From the lush countryside to isolated villages, let us take you out for unforgettable memories!! Strikingly beautiful view of the rice fields in the villages and At the end of the day. Back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 15: Depart Siem Reap (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and this concludes your heritage tour through Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Bid farewell to Cambodia before you are taken to the airport to catch your onward flight to next destination. You also have the option to extend your beach vacation to Sihanoukville, Phuket, Con Dao Island if you wish. Thank you and goodbye. 

Trip Inclusions

  • 14-night stay at 4 star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast served at the hotel
  • All private transportation throughout
  • Guided sightseeing with local tour guide experts
  • All entrance and visiting fees per tour program
  • All scheduled on-tour flights / Economy Class
  • Meals as mentioned in the tour
  • All hotel government taxes and service charges
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa/passport arrangements if any
  • All international flights to Bangkok and from Siem Reap
  • All daily personal expenses
  • All tips and gratuities

NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

  • Ratting avatar
    Andrew Chang
    Albania

     5.0 - Excellent

    Just returned to USA after wonderful 15 days in South Asia. Everything was amazing - great cultural sites, activities (Syed's favorite was ATV in Siem Reap) and food, very friendly local people and all the tour guides were informative and wonderful! All highly recommended in the future: Thanks again for a fantastic tour, we will definitely be back and will recommend your services to our ..More

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