Indochina tours is excited to travel with you on this fascinating 19-day trip to Southeast Asia, where homes to majestic volcanoes, dense tropical forests, lush paddy fields, stunning beaches, and colorful coral reefs. Immerse yourself in the picturesque natural scenery as well as have the chance to enjoy unique dishes. Join our Southeast Asia tour and get memorable experiences!
Duration: 19 Days/ 18 Nights
Start/End: Bangkok/ Yangon
Tour Route: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang – Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Siem Reap – Yangon
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges
Tour Category: Indochina Tours, Southeast Asia Tours
Day 1: Bangkok Arrival – Sightseeing – Khlongs Tour
Day 2: Bangkok – Bang Pa-In Summer Palace – Ayutthaya glorious ruins – Bangkok
Day 3: Chiang Mai Arrival – Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park – Wat Prathat Doisuthep – Thai Elephant Home
Day 4: Chiang Mai’s Exquisite Temples and Warorot Market – Flight to Luang Prabang
Day 5: Luang Prabang Sightseeing – Pak Ou Cave
Day 6: Wat Xieng Thong – Khuangsi Waterfall – Flight to Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi Food Tasting Tour
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong
Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 10: Hue – Danang – Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An Sightseeing
Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City – Half-Day Sightseeing
Day 13: Day Trip to Mekong Delta – Ben Tre
Day 14: Cu Chi Tunnels – Flight to Siem Reap
Day 15: Angkor Wat – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom
Day 16: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Bangkok – Yangon
Day 17: Yangon Sightseeing
Day 18: Yangon – Bago – Yangon
Day 19: Yangon Departure
Day 1: Bangkok Arrival – Sightseeing – Khlongs Tour (B, L)
Start to explore Bangkok by a visit to Wat Benjamabophit – the typical Thai architecture built in the 19th century, well-known for its marble walls and stained-glass windows. After that, come to the Grand Palace – a complex of buildings in the center of Bangkok. This has been the accommodation of the Kings of Siam. Next, come over the world’s largest golden teakwood mansion built without the single nail, which served as a Royal Palace – Vinanmek Mansion Palace. This place displays personal belongings and antique furniture of the royal family.
After that, let’s visit Wat Pho – a Buddhist temple complex in Phra Nakhon District, located on Rattanakosin Island, to the south of Grand Palace. This is the largest temple and most ancient in Bangkok and possesses over a thousand Buddha images, more than any temples in other countries. In the afternoon, take a boat trip down Chao Phraya River, visit Khlongs of Thonburi, where Bangkok was originally founded before King Rama I moved the capital to the other side of the river. Then, go to see Wat Traimit to admire the splendid Golden Buddha inside it. This is the largest golden statue in the world and its origin remains a mystery. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok – Bang Pa-In Summer Palace – Ayutthaya glorious ruins – Bangkok (B, L)
This morning’s included a visit to Summer Palace, also called Bang Pa-In, a unique combination between East and West, built in the 17th century. Later, you will discover the vestige of Ayutthaya, the place used to be a glory of the city before being destroyed by the Burmese army. We will have the opportunity in turn to explore all of the most remarkable locations in this World Heritage Site. Start with Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, an architectural complex of monasteries, tomb towers, temples. Next, we drop in Wat Mahathat – the central monument of Ayutthaya. It is famous for the Buddha’s head in the bunches of Buddhist roots – beautiful holiness transcendent face brings a sense of peace for everyone. Later, visit the bronze Buddha at Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit that bears Thai spirituality strongly. Then, discover Royal Monastery – Wat Phra Si Samphet, seeing three famous iconic chedis. Back to Bangkok. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 3: Chiang Mai Arrival – Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park – Wat Prathat Doi Suthep – Thai Elephant Home (B, D)
In the morning, take a short flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep (2 – 3 hours). Then, enjoy a winding drive up to 3,500 feet above sea level to the sacred temple of Doi Suthep. You will then climb up the 306 steps to the temple gateway, guarded by two threatening Nagas (serpents). Next, strolling around the grounds of Doi Suthep you will spot golden pillars, six-foot gongs and tinkling rows of bells. Wat Prathat Doi Suthep was built in 1383 to house the holy relic of the Lord Buddha and has become a symbol of Chiang Mai. Feeling suspended in a balance between earth and sky, admire inspiring views over the city and the surrounding countryside. Lunch on your own.
In the early afternoon, you will visit the Thai Elephant Home. You will have an opportunity to interact with elephants, gain knowledge of their habits and behaviors and take care of them, a truly special hands-on experience. In the evening, pamper yourself with Khantoke dinner served with folk Songs dances show. Overnight at Chiang Mai.
Day 4: Chiang Mai’s Exquisite Temples and Warorot Market – Flight to Luang Prabang (B)
The day begins by exploring the gleaming temple compound of Wat Prah Singh with its towering chedi and golden rooftops, before ending up at the crumbling Chedi Luang. After that, you will travel by mini-van to visit the bustling and vibrant Warorot Market, one of the largest in town. In the afternoon, you will take the afternoon flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a local guide and be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Meals on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang Sightseeing – Pak Ou Caves (B, L)
Today, let’s visit the city found on the left bank of the Mekong River. Previously, this used to be a religious capital, Luang Prabang shows more than 100 temples, considered amongst the most beautiful in Laos. In particular, you will visit the Royal Palace, which is today the National Museum. After that, come over Vat Mai – built at the end of the 18th century, a capped sanctuary featuring a five-sided roof surmounted by three parasols. Then, discover Vat Visoun – the most ancient temple in the city, famous for its wooden windows inspired by the Khmer Temple of Vat Phou.
Next, you will be taken to the port and participate in a traditional boat to voyage along Mekong River. Have lunch at Muong Keo Village, before come to see the sacred caves of Pak Ou, which shelter hundreds of Buddha statuettes. On the way back to Luang Prabang, enjoy the beautiful sunset on the river. Have dinner on your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Wat Xieng Thong – Khuangsi Waterfall – Flight to Hanoi (B, L)
In the morning you will discover Wat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City – a vast collection of sacred buildings and the most beautiful temple in the city before heading off to Khuang Si Waterfall on a return journey of around 50 miles. You will drop in some villages on the way as well as have a rural lunch at the waterfall. If weather permits, you can swim in the waterfall which scatters into many basins. On the way back, you could make a stop en route to visit some local villages where traditional Saa paper, as well as traditional weaving textiles, are being made. We then take an evening flight to Hanoi. On arrival, we will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi Food Tasting Tour (B, L)
The whole day is for discovering every corner of Hanoi and taste the delicious food. Firstly, we come to the Helio café then walk to a Pho restaurant for breakfast. After that, go to Hang Be Street to explore the local market. Here we will watch goods that are displayed, buy some lovely souvenirs, as well as try a variety of tasty food at nearby streets. Last but not least is enjoyable moments at a hidden cafe in the Old Quarter overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Relax in pleasant surroundings with its famous egg-coffee. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)
Leave Hanoi, we will visit Halong Bay – one of the most beautiful bays in the world, recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage. We will embark on a boat trip, cruising around the bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch right on the boat and admire the stunning beauty of the limestone islands. In the mid-afternoon, we explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay before returning to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area. Late afternoon, we attend a cooking demonstration and sunset party on the sundeck and enjoy dinner with fresh seafood. Overnight on board.
Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B, L)
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the fresh air of the bay and start the day with Tai Chi class. Have breakfast on board while cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone. Sail and explore more about the bay or visit a floating house and discover the life of the local fishermen. Afterward, return to the boat, fresh up and check out while continue cruising passing Ba Hang Fishing village, Dog Islet and more. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch before heading back to the harbor. There we will see the private car is waiting and take us to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi to board an evening flight to Hue. On arrival, we will be welcomed and driven to the hotel where we spend the night. Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B, L)
In the morning, you will visit Imperial Citadel, located in the Perfume River’s side and built by Emperor Gia Long. It was designed for the Royal Family. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. After that, you will take a boat trip toward Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. You will also visit Tu Duc Tomb before heading to Hoi An via Danang. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11: Hoi An Sightseeing (B, L)
In the morning, we will have a walking tour to discover the Ancient Hoi An Town. this is the opportunity to explore the quaint cobblestone streets of the town with old houses on these. Then, we continue visiting other famous places such as the Japanese Bridge, Chinese Temple, and Phung Hung Chinese-style Trading House. Back to your hotel to relax. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City – Half-Day Sightseeing (B)
In the morning, you will be transferred to Danang airport and take flight mid-morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the early afternoon, visit historic sites like Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon. Finnish the interesting day with a visit to the Ben Thanh Market, where sells all kinds of goods. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Day Trip to Mekong Delta – Ben Tre (B, L)
Today, we depart to visit Ben Tre Province. You will have a chance to walk in the dream-like flowers fields and watch the daily life of the locals in the coconut land. Next, come to see the handicraft workshop before walking to the pier, joining a boat trip, exploring the life of the people at the riversides. On the trip, we will drop into some coconut gardens where you can pick up and enjoy fresh coconut water. After that, enter the village and enjoy the lunch featured Mekong River Region at a local restaurant.
In the half day, walk on the village road and talk with local peoples as well as take part in farming activities with them. Later, take a boat trip along Ba Lai River, stop to see the coconut coir manufacturing facility. Continue cruising on the river and watch the daily activities of the residents, see coconut processing workshops located along the river and visit a brickyard to know the traditional process of making bricks. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 14: Cu Chi Tunnels – Flight to Siem Reap (B)
This morning, you leave the city to explore the amazing tunnel system of Cu Chi, built in Vietnam War. You can creep into the tunnels to learn more about the harsh conditions that Viet soldiers experienced.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City late in the morning. In the afternoon, you will catch a flight to Siem Reap. As you arrive, you will be supported to check in the hotel and then relax. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 15: Angkor Wat – Ta Prohm – Angkor Thom (B)
Start the day with a visit to Angkor Wat, an extremely famous World Heritage Site. This is one of the most amazing man-made monuments in the world, built in the 12th century in honor of Vishnu. Next, visit Ta Prohm Temple, also called Jungle Temple, famous for various branches have taken root into the stones. In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, beginning with the South Gate and the famous Bayon. Later, drop by Elephant Terrace, where is considered the entertaining place of kings and the reign during the Angkor period and then visit Leper King Terrace, which is famous for its decorative sculptures. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 16: Siem Reap – Floating Village – Yangon (B)
The whole morning is for discovering Kompong Khleang. This is a peaceful village, where there are pretty small stilts offering stunning natural scenery, immense paddy fields. We will walk through the village and see the friendly people, cruise on the canals to reach a large lake where Vietnamese people live. Back to Siem Reap Airport to catch the flight to Bangkok, continue going to Yangon. Meet your local guide and driver at the Yangon airport. They will escort you to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 17: Yangon Sightseeing (B, L)
Today we will visit all of the major tourist sites in Yangon, including People’s Park, Saint Mary Cathedral, Martyrs Monument. Also, we come to see Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which owns a 72 meter long Buddha statue. Afterward, we come to the town and stop in Royal Lake located in Kandawgyi Park. We will enjoy a view of Karaweik Hall as well as admire the majestic beauty of Golden Shwedagon Pagoda. Then, explore the National Museum, Gem Market, Botataung Pagoda, and Sule Pagoda. The highlight of the day is a visit to the renowned Shwedagon Pagoda, is considered the most sacred temple of Myanmar, with the magical colors transformation on the 100-meter chedi which is literally enclosed in over 40 tons of gold leaf. Let us watch the eastern staircase where you will see a lot of shops at the base of the temple selling diverse religious items. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 18: Yangon – Bago – Yangon (B, L)
Today’s included the discovery of Bago, the former capital of the Mon Kingdom. We will drop in the local market where displays a variety of goods before visiting Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace. After that, come to see the thousand-year-old, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, is believed the highest and most spectacular temple in the country. Next, watch the 55-meter long Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, one of the most exceptional symbols of Myanmar. If time permits, we will come to Hin Thar Kone Pagoda which has some interesting Nat figures and offers views over Bago from its upper platform. Back in Yangon, chill out at your hotel room. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 19: Yangon Departure (B)
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for the flight back home. End of the tour.