• 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• Bangkok — Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, Thailand
• Remote hill tribe villages
• Temples of Chiang Mai
• Stunning terraced rice fields
• Cycle in Luang Namtha
• Visit Kunming's Stone Forest
• 20 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Bangkok, Thailand
• All meals included
• Includes 2 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2
From the golden temples, opulent palaces and hustle and bustle of Bangkok, experience a journey northward through ancient ruins and hill tribes of Northern Thailand, Northwest Laos and Southern China. Traverse beautifully terraced rice fields; meander through colorful, local markets; enjoy delicious Asian cuisine; visit and learn about ethnic hill tribes; cycle through villages to ancient ruins, explore the Stone Forest of Kunming but most of all experience the smiles and warmth of exotic and beautiful cultures.
From Bangkok, travel overland to Chiang Mai, known as the City of Roses and onward to Chiang Rai. Journey into Laos' undeveloped tribal northwest before entering China's tribal center to Xishuangbanna and continue to Kunming, Yunnan's urban center and capital for your trip departure.
For culture buffs, our route retraces the origins of Thai culture and history from Tribal Southern China to modern day Bangkok. Learn and experience aspects of this predominantly Buddhist culture, which still clings to its ancient spirit and animist beliefs. Your journey will leave you enlightened!
Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.
Some rough/dusty roads and long drives.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bangkok; Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and Canals by long-tail boat
Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple
Hill Tribe Villages, Thai Cooking Lesson
The Golden Triangle
Ethnic Minorities and Beautiful Scenery of Laos
HillTribe Trekking: Akha, Thai Dam and Hmong
Luang Namtha, Village Cycling Adventure
Local Markets & Tribes of Xishuangbanna
Tea Plantations of Pu'er
To Jianshui; City of Ancient Culture, Architecture and Art
Private Garden of the Zhu Family
The most beautiful Rice Fields of China
Traditional Houses of Tuanshan