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31-Day Panoramic Southeast Asia

Tour route: Thailand: Bangkok - Chiang Mai, Laos: Luang Prabang, Vietnam: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho, Cambodia: Siem Reap, Myanmar: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake

  • Tour code: IOT-0575
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! On arrival at Bangkok airport, our tour guide will escort you to hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own. 

Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok Sightseeing

Today you will tour the most famous site in this city, Grand Palace, which adjoins Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
In the afternoon, transfer to the pier for a cruise down Chao Phraya River. Later, you will go to China Town and explore its fascinating markets. Visit Wat Traimit famous for its 900-year-old, five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 3: Bangkok Sightseeing

After breakfast, drive to Sriracha Tiger Zoo, which claims a population of 200 tigers and around 10,000 crocodiles, the largest populations in the world. Hold a tiger cub in your arms or play with an adult one for photo shootings. You may also make friends with other animals like elephants and horses. Have lunch at a local restaurant before driving back. 

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, check in and take a short rest. Later, ride up the well paved, winding road till you reach the magical staircase leading to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a highly revered temple that sits on the top of Mount Doi Suthep overlooking Chiang Mai. In the evening, enjoy Khantoke Dinner & Cultural Show, an important part of the Northern Thai people's culture and hospitality.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Chiang Mai Baan Chang Elephant Park

This morning, you will take a Join-in Baan Chang Elephant Park Tour which gives you a joyous close-up with Thai elephant to learn about them. Being a Mahout (elephant caretaker), guide your elephant into the river and give it a bath, and perhaps feed it. After that, back to the main hut, have a shower and rest to enjoy tea, coffee or water before returning to Chiang Mai.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang

Today you will have a cooking lesson, including shopping at the local market and be taught how to make authentic Thai cuisine by a selected chef. Your excellent work serves as your lunch! Then you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to the next destination - Luang Prabang

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Luang Prabang Tour

If you wish, observe the Alms-giving Procession in the early morning at 5:40am, from which you’ll have an understanding of local people’s piety towards their religion. And then, visit the Morning Market or Phousi Market. After that, back to hotel for breakfast and enjoy your free morning. Today's afternoon half-day city tour will take you to Royal Palace Museum and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visoun housing many Buddha images. After that, you may climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and then explore the Night Market.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: Luang Prabang Tour

After breakfast, you will enjoy a cruise upstream on Mekong River as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which is crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues in various shapes and sizes.
Along the way, stop at the village of Ban Xanghai and Ban Xang Khong that are famous for Lao-Lao distilleries or traditional handicrafts. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 9: Luang Prabang - Hanoi

In the morning, we will transfer to the beautiful Kuang Si Falls, a paradise which to fill your lungs with fresh air and serves as a wonderful play ground. Then catch your flight to Hanoi. On arrival, you will be escorted to hotel, free at leisure for the rest of the day. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 10: Hanoi Highlights

Today starts with a deep tour to Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple.
Afternoon is for a trip to Museum of Ethnology, a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. Then have a rickshaw ride along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter.
The last stop is the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake where you can watch a traditional Water Puppet Show in the afternoon.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay

The next one day and a half will be a rich Halong Bay cruise. It starts with a 3-hour’s scenic drive from Hanoi to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay, where you can see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dot the sea and traditional sampans and junks sail the glinting water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves, it will be a real ocean adventure! A variety of optional activities on board like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip. 

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise until a big brunch is finished and then disembark the cruiser. Our guide and driver will meet you at the pier then drive to Hanoi airport for your flight to the Imperial City - Hue. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel and free at leisure in the evening. 

Overnight: Hue
Meals: brunch

Day 13: Hue Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will first visit the majestic Tomb of King Ming Mang then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the serene Thien Mu Pagoda. Later, transfer to visit cobbled paths through the grounds of the Imperial Citadel and tour the Forbidden Purple City. Absorb the energy, sounds and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market

Overnight: Hue
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 14: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After a relaxing breakfast, we head for Hoi An while enjoying the view of the coast and Da Nang from the top of Hai Van Pass on the way. On arrival in Da Nang, visit Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum and the famous Marble Mountain.
In the afternoon, proceed to Hoi An. Rest of the day at your leisure. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 15: Hoi An Sightseeing

Today starts with an eco tour - drive to the fishing village, board a join-in Hoi An eco-tour boat cruising on the Cua Dai River, learn hands-on experience of casting fishing net from local fishermen, then paddle the private Vietnamese bamboo basket boat to have unprecedented fun. Return to the join-in boat for refreshment and a rest.
In the afternoon, you’ll get a real feel for this tiny town by taking a light excursion to the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, renowned Chinese Temple and former Vietnamese merchants' houses. Our guide will tell you all the stories behind these historical relics. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 16: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, head for Da Nang airport to catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and then visit Binh Thanh Market and War Remnants. Tan Dinh Church, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall, all within walking distance, are absolutely nice choices for a free stroll. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing

After breakfast, set out to explore the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels led by a war veteran, who lived in the tunnels for years. Experience the mid-day service with the followers at the ornate temple of the unique Cao Dai religion. The rest of the day is for you to relax.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 18: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho

Breakfast at hotel, head for My Tho to take a boat trip on Tien River and visit My Tho Fish Market and four islands. Later, ride a cart through a beautiful village to the Mr. Muoi Hai’s House to enjoy honey tea.
After a sampan cruise along the canals of Mekong River we’ll drive to Can Tho. Check in to the hotel and enjoy some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Can Tho
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 19: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Start with a boat cruise along the endless waterways of the mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang Floating Market to see hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade.
Then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Check in to the hotel and enjoy some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 20: Siem Reap Highlights

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the famous Angkor Thom Complex and be wowed by its South Gate, Bayon Temple and Elephant Terrace, etc. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Get ready for an incredible afternoon with a visit to the jaw-dropping beautiful Ankor Wat. At the neighboring Bakheng Temple we will have a beautiful sunset view of the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle, which is listed as one of ‘Top 20 Most Beautiful Sunset View in the World’ by CNN.
In the evening, enjoy Apsara Dinner Show at Angkor Village Resort.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 21: Siem Reap Highlights

If you like, take an early morning trip to Angkor Wat to enjoy stunning sunrise, you also have the chance for a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. Start the day by visiting some local villages on the way to Banteay Srei Temple. Have lunch at a local restaurant for exotic flavor. Ta Prohm Temple and Takeo Temple are your next stops before some leisure time in the late afternoon. 

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 22: Siem Reap - Bangkok - Yangon

This morning, you will be escorted to airport and fly to Bangkok for your ongoing flight to Yangon, Myanmar (No guide arranged to help you at Bangkok airport, you need to catch your flight to Yangon independently). Upon arrival, your guide will escort you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: breakfast

Day 23: Yangon Tour

Today's journey begins with a morning tour to the colonial style Yangon City. Then start visiting Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda’s 70m-long reclining Buddha, Sule Pagoda with a 2,000-year history, Maha Bandoola Garden housing independence monuments, India Town and bustling China Town.
In the afternoon, you will visit Bogyoke Market (closed on Monday), where you can find all the souvenir items you are searching for. Pay a visit just before sunset to the worldly famed golden Shwedagon Pagoda, a breathtaking and colorful site admired by Buddhists from all over the country.

Overnight: Yangon
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 24: Yangon - Bagan

After breakfast, travel to Bagan by flight. Upon arrival, you will visit Nyaung U Market, a very lively fair in the morning when people come and buy goods for life. Continue with tours to Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype for all Myanmar’s stupas, and Htilominlo Temple, which was built in 1211 and decorated with the finest plaster carvings.
In the afternoon, we’ll appreciate Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts at a lacquerware workshop before exploring the Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi Temple famous for its well-preserved stuccos from the 12th century on the outside walls. Go watching the sunset over the Shwesandaw Pagoda, in which you can have a 360 degree view of the perfect sunset spot.

Overnight: Bagan
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 25: Bagan Sightseeing

Get up early for an incredible sunrise view from Bagan Viewing Tower. After breakfast, you will go cycling along beautiful temples and villages in this city. Visit Myinkaba Village, notable for the huge stacks of bamboo one sees everywhere, and Manuha Temple, a smallest temple built by an imprisoned King to show how he felt.
In the afternoon, enjoy a 1.5-hour boat trip on the Irrawaddy River and visit Kyauk Kuu Umin, an 11th-12th century temple built on the bank. Enjoy the mind-blowing sunset by the riverside. 

Overnight: Bagan
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 26: Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Mandalay

Today you will take an early morning flight to Mandalay. On arrival, proceed to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayon Monastery, an important center of Buddhist studies. Time permitted, observe the monks there having their last meal of the day in silence. Continue to visit City Harbor Bridge then enjoy a lovely lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, reach a special place in where thousands of nuns live and study the Buddha scriptures before we set out for Saggaing Hill. Stop at U Bein Bridge to enjoy the sunset, which is listed as one of ‘the Top 20 Most Beautiful Sunset in the World’ by CNN.

Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 27: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

Today you will cross Ayeyarwaddy River by boat to Mingun for a deep tour - Mingun Bell, the largest ringing bell in the world, and Mingun Pagoda, a monumental incompleted stupa, in the front of which is Settawya Pagoda. Stop off at Hsinbyume Pagoda, which stands out from other temples for its peculiar style.
Later, return to Mandalay to visit Mahamuni Pagoda, a major pilgrimage site, Golden Palace Monastery with 200-year-old teak carvings, Teak Monastery, once part of the royal palace area of Mandalay Fort, and Kuthodaw Pagoda that contains the world's largest book. Cap off the day with a spectacular sunset viewing at Mandalay Hill

Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 28: Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake

After breakfast, you will fly to Heho and then transfer to Inle Lake. Your tour starts with a visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, which houses five gold leaf-covered Buddha images. Watch the process of making traditional silks on wooden handlooms at a local village. It’d be fantastic to enjoy the sunset at your hotel then. 

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 29: Inle Lake Highlight

Breakfast at hotel, you’ll have a full day sightseeing of Inle Lake, including a local market and Indein village on the western end of the lake. The boat takes you through a long channel where you can watch peasants plough and harrow. This cruise is one of the most scenic boat trips on the lake. Lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is yours for leisure. Enjoy the peace here.

Overnight: Inle Lake
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 30: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon - Bangkok

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and fly back to Yangon, then take another flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel and have a good rest. 

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast

Day 31: Bangkok, Departure

After breakfast at hotel, enjoy some free time until our guide escort you to the international airport for your departure flight.

Meals: breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Add brilliance to your Indochina tours with this 4-day Ko Samui extension. Fancy sea views, personal butler and comfy massage? Below are the keys to your private poolside villa:

Day 1: Arrival, Ko Samui

On arrival at Ko Samui airport, we will take you to the hotel for check-in. Relax poolside or head to the beach.

Overnight: Ko Samui
Meals: breakfast

Day 2: Ko Samui Holiday

You will have two free days next. 

Overnight: Ko Samui
Meals: breakfast

Day 3: Ko Samui Holiday

Continue your free holiday today. 

Overnight: Ko Samui
Meals: breakfast

Day 4: Ko Samui, Departure

After breakfast at hotel, you will have some free time before to be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. 

Meals: breakfast

*Alternatively, Phuket extension is also a nice choice to make. Please contact us & tailor-made your tour now.

Meals

Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

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Clients: Sarah Turbott

Travel Consultant:
Foring Huang
Four of us recently returned from a wonderful 14 day private Odyssey tour to Vietnam and Cambodia. With the expert help of Ms Foring Huang who always responded within a few hours of emailing questions, we were able to tailor the Vietnam Heritage tour to include a few days in Siem Rep in Cambodia, starting and finishing on dates to suit our flights to and from home in Auckland. Foring was very helpful in accommodating our private tour tweaks and we really enjoyed the Hanoi Foodie Tour that she suggested for the day before the original "official" tour started. Our guides in Hanoi, Hoi An and Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Rep were all very good, adding places of interest on request, for example stopping to take photos of rice harvesting en route, and the drivers were wonderful, offering cold bottles of water and fresh hand towels each time we returned to the van after very hot explorations on foot! We could never have seen as much and in such comfort if we had been exploring on our own!
Rating: May 26th, 2017

Clients: Don Karges

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Foring Huang
We have just returned from a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia that was organized for us by Odyssey Tours. The service we received from Foring Huang, the travel consultant who booked our flights and excursions was outstanding. She proposed several itineraries and options to build a tour that met our criteria and budget. She was also able to arrange our International flights at price point we did not find when searching on the web. All excursions were as per the descriptions Foring provided. The guides were all customer focused and very attentive to our needs. Two of the tour guides were in our opinion were outstanding, providing better than expected service. The vehicles were all clean and in good working order. Thank you Foring and Odyssey for arranging such a memorable trip to Indochina for us.
Rating: May 23rd, 2017

Clients: Stella Esdale

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Nikki Xia
So far Nikki has been fantastic in helping organise our tour to Vietnam. Very prompt replies, great ideas for pur itinerary. If this us anything to go by, really looking forward to the tour. Thanks Nikki
Rating: May 21st, 2017

Clients: Danny Schoen

Travel Consultant:
Liz Ling
Liz was very helpful with us when we were booking our trip to Vietnam! Flexible, helpful, it was a good experience working with her and she was always quick to answer for any questions we had.
Rating: May 18th, 2017

Clients: Lorraine Thomas

Travel Consultant:
Allison Chiang
Allison Chiang is totally superb. She is so helpful and positive, getting everything organised and coming up with great, creative ideas for our family holiday. I love her positive, 'can do' attitude. Outstanding service. Thanks.
Rating: May 15th, 2017
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