The Grand South-East Asia Adventure - Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

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• 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• Bangkok - Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, Thailand
• Thai Cooking Course
• Rangoon - Shwedagon Temple, Burma
• Monasteries and pagodas of Mandalay
• 2-day Mekong River journey, Laos
• Remote hilltribe villages
• Spectacular Halong Bay, Vietnam
• Mekong Delta by boat
• Ancient temples of Angkor Wat and Pagan

Fact File

• 32 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Bangkok, Thailand
• All meals included
• Includes 11 flights
• Activity Level: 2


The land of a thousand smiles, ancient temples, five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exotic and welcoming cultures, hilltribe villages, colorful markets and stunning scenery: ElderTreks' Grand Southeast Asia Adventure offers the best of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Burma.

Our journey begins in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Marvel at the amazing Grand Palace complex and the Temple of Dawn before taking a long-tail boat ride on the back canals of the Chao Phrya River. Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia to visit the fantastic ancient temples of Angkor Wat. Visit the most impressive ruins of Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, the "Citadel of Women", Terrace of the Elephants and Angkor Thom, and enjoy a performance of classical Cambodian dance.

We fly to Phnom Penh to begin our river journey along the Mekong into Vietnam. After seeing the highlights and energy of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Spend a relaxing day meandering through the rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta. Walk the streets of Hoi An - a "living museum" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meander through tree-lined streets, past French colonial architecture and the old-quarter of Hanoi by cyclo. In the evening, enjoy a performance of the famous water-puppets. Explore the thousands of limestone islands in the warm turquoise water of Halong Bay.

Fly to the capital city of Laos, Vientiane and take in the city's principal sites. Discover some of Southeast Asia's most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We embark on a two-day Mekong River journey into the remote regions of northern Laos. Return to Thailand via the Golden Triangle and on to the northern city of Chiang Mai for a bicycle trip along the Ping River, followed by an afternoon Thai cooking lesson.

Our adventure continues in Rangoon, Burma with visits to the city's main attractions, including one of the most opulent temples in the world, the Shwedagon Pagoda. Travel to Mandalay and visit the most revered religious monuments in Burma as well as hand-woven silk and tapestry workshops. Pagan's countryside is the perfect backdrop for its 2,600 ancient temples.

Our fascinating sojourn of Southeast Asia concludes in Bangkok, Thailand. We hope you can join ElderTreks' adventure which visits Southeast Asia's greatest treasures - truly a journey of a lifetime!

FROM: $8995


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Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some rough/dusty roads and long drives. Flexibility is key due to changing internal airline schedules.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok - Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, Canal Trip
Day 3: Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia
Day 4: Angkor Wat; Classical Cambodian Dance
Day 5: Temples of Angkor Wat - (UNESCO)
Day 6: Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei, fly to Phnom Penh
Day 7: Explore Phnom Penh
Day 8: Boat Journey to Saigon, Vietnam
Day 9: Mekong Delta Boat Journey; Floating Market, Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City; Fly to Danang
Day 12: Hoi An (UNESCO)
Day 13: Hoi An to Hue (UNESCO) via China Beach
Day 14: Perfume River Boat Trip
Day 15: To Halong Bay
Day 16: Halong Bay boat journey; Hanoi Sites
Day 17: Explore Hanoi
Day 18: Fly to Vientiane, Laos
Day 19: Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos - Kuang Sy Waterfall, K'hmu Villages
Day 20: Luang Prabang Walking Tour (UNESCO)
Day 21: 2-day Mekong River Journey, 'Caves of a Thousand Buddhas', to Pakbeng
Day 22: To Chiang Khong - Thailand
Day 23: Golden Triangle to Chiang Mai; Elephant Camp
Day 24: Cycle to Ancient Ruins of Vieng Kum Kham; Thai Cooking Lessons
Day 25: Fly to Bangkok
Day 26: Fly Bangkok/Rangoon, Burma; Shwedagon Temple
Day 27: World's Tallest Pagoda and the Taukkyan War Cemetery
Day 28: Fly to Mandalay; Temples and Pagodas
Day 29: Mandalay to Pagan via Mount Popa
Day 30: Explore Pagan - UNESCO
Day 31: Pagan to Yangon fly to Bangkok
Day 32: Depart Bangkok
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