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ICN23: 17 Days Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Khong - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Tour Type: Private customized Tour with professional guide and dirver
Accommodation: 4-star comfortable hotels, also open to your own choice
Highlights:

  • Discover the best of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.
  • Discover the Buddhist capital, Bangkok and learn about Buddhist culture in Thailand.
  • Take a relaxing cruise tour along the Mekong River to Luang Prabang.
  • Explore the world's largest surviving Hindu temple, Angkor Wat.

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Welcome at Bangkok Airport, Transfer to the hotel
This Southeast Asia tour to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia will start today. Upon your arrival at Bangkok Airport, you will find your private and professional tour guide and driver waiting for you at the exit, holding a welcome board with your name on it. After a warm greeting, a comfortable transfer will take you to the well-selected hotel and your guide will help you with the check-in procedure. For the rest of the day, you can take a break in the hotel or hang out freely by yourself.

Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 (4 stars)

Day 2: Bangkok city highlights with Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Today, we will set off early from Bangkok to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, which is the only market that still retains the style of Thailand's former floating market. Here you can see many small boats crisscrossing the canal and selling various kinds of goods, such as fruit, snacks as well as handicrafts. After about 2 hours' driving, we will arrive and you will take a boat to wonder around the market under the company of your guide. 

In the afternoon, we will return to the downtown area to visit the Grand Palace, which was built in 1782 and is the largest, best-preserved and most national palace in Thailand. Then walk for several minutes to Wat Phra Kaeo, Thailand's most famous Buddhist temple, which enshrines a jade Buddha statue carved from a single piece of jade. The statue has long been contested by India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand because it is said to bring good luck to its owner. The last spot today will be Wat Arum, known as the "Eiffel Tower in Thailand". You will have around 1 hour here and afterwards, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 (4 stars)

Day 3: A historical tour to Ayutthaya
Today, we will drive for around 2 hours to Ayutthaya, which is the capital during the Ayutthaya Dynasty (1351-1767), with many cultural relics. In Ayutthaya, the most noteworthy sight is Wat Mahathat, which houses the famous "Buddha in a tree". Then we will go to Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, a famous royal summer resort. The whole palace gives people a fresh feeling and you will feel cool here. After that, you will be accompanied to Wat Yai Chai Mongkhol, which is known for the reclining Buddha and pagoda inside. After finishing the visit, we will take the ferry back to Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15 (4 stars)

  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, Bangkok
    Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, summer resort for royals
  • The reclining Buddha, Bangkok
    Thegolden reclining Buddha, Bangkok
Day 4: Fly 1h15min to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai half day sightseeing
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport to take a flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide at the exit and then be accompanied to the well-selected hotel. In the afternoon, your guide will lead you to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a famous Buddhist summer resort and a must see in Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Rim (4 stars)

Day 5: Chiang Mai highlights with Wat Chedi Luang
After breakfast, you will attend a Thai cooking class to experience the unique and fantastic Thai food culture. Following the class will be a visit to the busy Waroros market, which is a good place to shop for local speciality. If you want to buy something here, remember to bargain. Then accompanied by your guide, you will take a rickshaw to the Tapea Gate and visit the Three Kings Monument on foot. Afterwards, today's tour will be concluded by Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh, which are two very prestigious temples in Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: The Rim (4 stars)

  • Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai
    Sunset views of Wat Phra Singh with delicate swallow tail eaves
Day 6: Drive to Chiang Rai, Half day tour with Wat Rong Khun
After breakfast today, we will set out for Chiang Rai, which takes around 3 hours. The countryside scenery along the way will make this long journey fun and relaxing. Halfway through, we will stop at a natural hot spring, where you could take a rest, sock your feet, and taste the hot spring boiled eggs. After that, continue to proceed on the way and have a stop at Wat Rong Khun. Most of the temples in Thailand are resplendent and glittering, but Wat Rong Khun is unique and distinctive with its pure white. After finishing the visit here, we will continue to drive to Mae Sai Border, which is the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Afterwards, your guide will escort you to check in the hotel and you will stay here for 1 night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: The Legend Chiang Rai (4 stars)

  • Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai
    Wat Rong Khun, also renowned as the White Temple
  • Blue Temple, Thailand
    Wat Rong Seur Ten, aka the Blue Temple, Chiang Rai
Day 7: Drive to Chiang Khong via Golden Triangle
Today, your guide will accompany you to visit the beautiful Golden Triangle, a triangular area in Southeast Asia that borders Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Then proceed to visit the unique Akha and Yao hill tribal villages, where you could learn about their unique costume, architecture as well as mysterious culture. Afterwards, you will be taken to Chiang Khong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Chiangkhong Teak Garden Riverfront Hotel (3 stars)

Day 8: Pass Thai-Lao border, Cruise to Pakbeng
Today, you will be escorted to take a boat to Huay Xai checkpoint. Then you will go through the customs to Laos by yourself and afterwards, the Luang Say Cruise guide will help you board the cruise down the Mekong River. Halfway through, have a stop at the Ban Gon Durn village to appreciate the views and experience the local agricultural life. At night, get off the cruise at Pakbeng and check in at Luang Say Lodge to have a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Luang Say Lodge (4 stars)

Day 9: Cruise to Luang Prabang, Visit the Pak Ou Caves en route
You will be accompanied to the Pakbeng Market to experience the local life in the morning. Then check out the hotel and board the cruise sailing to Luang Prabang, the famous ancient capital as well as the Buddhist center in Laos. During the cruise trip, you will have a stop at Ban Bawand Pak Ou Caves to see various Buddhas. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, your local guide will meet you at the pier and help to check in at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Victoria Xieng Thong Palace (4 stars)

Day 10: Luang Prabang day sightseeing with the Royal Palace
Today, you will be guided to watch the alms giving procession in the early morning. Then move on to visit the Royal Palace, which is built in the traditional Khmer architectural style with a strong religious. The frescoes in the cloisters around the royal palace are about the Hindu mythology elaborately painted by 40 artists, which deserve your attention. Outside the Royal Palaceis the Phousi Market, where you can buy clothing, shoes, hats, dailycommodities, characteristic handicrafts, vegetables and fruits, and so on. Afterwards, we will continue to visit a group of Buddhist temples including Wat XiengThong, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Mai. After the visit, you will be accompanied to climb up Mount Phousiand, where you could enjoy the sunset. Then walk around the night market to experience the night life of this city. Afterwards, your guide will transfer you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Victoria Xieng Thong Palace (4 stars)

  • Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple) in Luang Prabang, Laos
    Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple) with dazzling light effects at night
Day 11: Full day Luang Prabang natural trip to the Kuang Si Waterfalls
Today, we will first go to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls, which is the most famous attraction in Luang Prabang. The waterfall falls from a height of more than 200 meters (656 feet), very spectacular. Then we will head to the Lao ethnic minority groups to get close to the local people and experience the local custom and culture. After that, we will return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Victoria Xieng Thong Palace (4 stars)

Day 12: Fly to Siem Reap
At the appointed time today, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and then accompany you to the airport to catch the flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, your Siem Reap local guide will pick you up and take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be on your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel (4 stars)

Day 13: Full day sightseeing in Angkor Thom with Ta Prohm Temple
Your Cambodia tour will start with the sunrise over Angkor Wat, which is beautiful and amazing. Then you will be guided to walk into Angkor Thom, here you find the mysterious "Khmer Smile" at the Bayon Temple, and see the intricate bas-reliefs in Terrace of Elephant and the Terrace of the Leper King. These sites will make you feel like you're traveling back to the Angkor dynasty more than 1,000 years ago and you can feel the prosperity of the Khmer kingdom during that time.

Walking out the Angkor Thom, you will head to Ta Prohm Temple. As the film Tomb Raider was shot here, now it is one of Angkor's most popular temples. Today your tour will end with an exotic Apsara Dinner Show. After the show, you will be accompanied back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel (4 stars)

  • Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
    Ruins of ancient temple complex in Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Day 14: Angkor Wat Grand Circuit Tour
After breakfast, we will head to visit Preah Khan, a Buddhist temple built in the 12th Century. Then move on to Banteay Srei, which means women's palace made of red clay. The reliefs here are exquisite. You can look at it carefully to appreciate the fine art and learn about the vivid story it tells. Today's tour will end with an exploration of the mysterious Beng Mealea Temple, which is where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel (4 stars)

Day 15: Traditional Siem Reap exploration, Fly to Phnom Penh
In the morning, you will be led to experience the local life in Khmer Village, a village rich in local ethnic characteristics. Then visit the beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater in Southeast Asia and the floating village above it, where you will experience a totally different life of the local people. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the airport and leave for Phnom Penh. Upon landing, you will find your guide waiting for you at the exit and then accompany you to the well-selected local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: The Fangipani Royal Palace (4 stars)

Day 16: Phnom Penh highlights with the Royal Palace
This morning, you will be accompanied to visit the magnificent Royal Palace, which is the holy land where the Kings worship the Buddha. Then head to the superb Silver Pagoda, which is built in traditional Khmer style and decorated with a strong Siamese style. Afterwards, we will come to the National Museum, where you could appreciate many handicrafts and carvings during the 4th to 10th century. Then overlook the whole Phnom Penh from Wat Phnom, a symbol of Cambodia. Later, you will be led to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which was used as a killing site by the Cambodian Communists and the Killing Fields of Choeung, where more than 9,000 bodies have been dug up so far. Finally, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: The Fangipani Royal Palace (4 stars)

  • Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
    Majestic appearance of Royal Palace
  • The National Museum, Phnom Penh
    The National Museum with an exquisite pavilion
Day 17: Departure from Phnom Penh
Your 17 days Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia tour will draw to an end today.  According to your flight time, you will be escorted to the airport and your guide will see you off there. Wish you a nice journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
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  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfares of Bangkok - Chiang Mai; Luang Prabang - Siem Reap; Siem Reap - Phnom Penh.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Bangkok and out of Phnom Penh.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Thailand, Laos & Cambodia visa fees.
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