Let your heart bewitched by this 22-day tour to get a glance at Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar. From the gateway to an ancient world in Siem Riep, we take you to the heart of Vietnam to capture the charm of a capital city that is vibrant at day and night time. Linger at Chiang Mai, a rose of north Thailand, we continue dropping you in Myanmar to see the myths reveals among the glittering pagodas, massive Buddha images, and the breathtaking scenery of the sleeping villages. Be amazed by the stunning landscape of Asia, take a chance to engage with the local people and see their daily life, and savor the authentic local cuisine in each destination you pass. Have a look at this suggested itinerary below, and gearing up your suitcase to travel with us!
 

Start/End: Siem Reap/Bangkok
Duration: 22 Days
Tour Route: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex – Koh Ker – Beng Mealea – Kompong Phluk – Hanoi – Halong bay – Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp – Chiang Dao – Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Yangon – Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake – Indein – Mandalay – Amarapura – Irrawaddy River – Mingun – Bangkok – Floating Market Damnern Saduak – Kanchanaburi – Bangkok
Tour Date: Not fixed, up to your schedule
Tour Category: Myanmar Thailand Vietnam tours
Tour Highlights:

  • Admire the Angkor Complex, one of seven wonders in the world and the most important archaeological sites in Asia
  • Stay in the heart of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, discover the antiqueness of the city has gone through the ups and downs of the historical journey
  • Savor Vietnamese “pho”, one of the must-try dish in the world
  • Marvel at the natural wonder of the world: Ha Long Bay, discover its gorgeous limestones and learn about the stories of the exotic islands shaped like the animals
  • Escape from the busy life to linger in Chiang Mai, a laid-back city in north Thailand
  • Enjoy the hectic life in Yangon, witness the fabulous mix of Burmese and British colonial architecture along the street, and taste the best Burmese tea in a city’s teahouse
  • Behold one of the most fascinating sunsets in the world from the top of the highest temple in Bagan
  • Explore the exceptional life of Burmese people above the water and learn about their farming and fishing methods.

Experience this Southeast Asia Tour With:

  • Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge, humor, profession (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
  • Drivers: polite,  friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
  •  Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned & clean
  • Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Accommodation: various types of accommodation are available, from 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels in the best location, good value 3-star hotels, to boutique hotels reflect the style of the region

Brief Itinerary:
Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days

Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap 14:25
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex
Day 3: Siem Reap – Koh Ker – Beng Mealea
Day 4: Siem Reap – Kompong Phluk – Hanoi 19:05
North Vietnam Itinerary 4 Days
Day 5: Hanoi Sightseeing
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong bay with Mon Cheri cruise
Day 7: Halong bay – Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi – Chiang Mai 14.50 PM
North Thailand Itinerary 3 Days
Day 9: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp – Bamboo Rafting
Day 10: Chiang Mai – Chiang Dao – Chiang Rai
Day 11: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Mai
Myanmar Itinerary 7 Days
Day 12: Chiang Mai – Yangon – Half Day City Tour 1.55 PM
Day 13: Yangon – Bagan
Day 14: Bagan & Villages
Day 15: Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake
Day 16: Inle Lake – Indein
Day 17: Inle Lake – Mandalay – Amarapura
Day 18: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River – Mingun
South Thailand Itinerary 4 Days
Day 19: Mandalay – Arrival in Bangkok at 3.20 PM
Day 20: Bangkok – Floating Market Damnern Saduak – Kanchanaburi – Bangkok
Day 21: Bangkok – Ayuttaya Ancient Town
Day 22: Bangkok Departure

Please note that every element of the tour below can be tailored. Tell us your specific interest and we will be happy to make adjustments for you. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation!  

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Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival

Jom Reab Suar! Welcome to Siem Reap – the gateway city to an ancient world! Today meet and welcomed by our tour guide at the airport. We know there will be a little tired after the flight so our driver will quickly transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Afterward, enjoy your leisure time at the hotel.
Overnight in Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa.

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex

Today is an amazing day let you capture the alluring beauty of Siem Reap in the ancient temples. We will make our first visit of the day at Royal Enclosure where you will discover the palace complex of the Angkor kings. Then our morning visit also includes the Phimeanakas temple, Elephant Terrace, and Terrace of Leper King. After that, head to the Bayon Temple and Ta Phrom Temple to marvel at the exotic stone face carvings.

In the afternoon, make your most memorable trip of the day to Angkor Wat, the 7th wonder of the world where possesses some of the longest and most intricated stone carvings. With an area of four times the size in comparison to Vatican city, Angkor Wat lists itself the largest religious site in the world. Take your time to walk along the passages, levels, and chambers of the temple to capture the treasure of the ancient world. Later, enjoy the magical sunset at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup before returning to the hotel.

to Angkor Wat-the 7th wonder of the world where possesses some of the longest and most intricated stone carving

Day 3: Siem Reap – Koh Ker – Beng Mealea

Rise early this morning to take a drive toward the northeast of Siem Reap to reach Koh Ker, the ancient capital of Cambodia and also one of the largest historic cities that still witness a small number of tourists. Our guide will lead you through the gigantic temples in the city to visit Prasat Thom, an ancient ruin of the 36-meter high temple in Koh Ker. There is an imposing pyramid at the end of Prasat Thom that somewhat reminiscent of Mayan or Inca architecture. After gazing out some more surrounding temple. We travel back to Siem Reap for a visit to Beng Mealea temple that stays in the archaeological complex of Angkor Wat. In the afternoon, make your way return to Siem Reap.
Overnight in Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa.

Prasat Thom-an ancient ruin of the 36 meter high temple in Koh Ker

Day 4: Siem Reap – Kompong Phuluk – Hanoi

After breakfast, start the journey on a boat trip to reach the village of Kompong Phhluk built on stilts. Take a boat trip and explore the great ecosystem on the floodplain and hear the call of the monkey haunting from the jungle. We also make our visit to the Buddhist temple on the island with some beautiful Buddhist life painting on the ceiling. Next, visit Artisan D’angkor where is the school for training young people doing handicraft work. If time permits, we will make a visit the Old Market to observe many artifacts, precious stones, silk, jewelry, and wood carvings.
After that, the driver will transfer you to the airport to board a flight to Hanoi.

An artisan is doing his carving in Artisan D’angkor

Day 5: Hanoi Sightseeing

Xin Chao! You are staying in the heart of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Today is a full day allows you to enjoy the hectic pace of life in Hanoi. We will make our first visit of the day at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to observe the displays of many cultural objects of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. After that, our guide will take you to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for a solemn visit to the Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house. Here you will have an opportunity to gain an insight into his life. From there, proceed to the Temple of Literature to visit the first national university of Vietnam. Then lunch will be served at a local restaurant for you to savor the best Vietnamese cuisine.

The temple of Literature is the first national university of VietnamIn the afternoon, enjoy a traditional puppet show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater to gain authentic experience of Vietnamese art. Finally, complete your city tour as you get on a cyclo and slowly pass through 36 streets of the Old Quarter, gaze out at the antique houses and listen to the sound of scooters and car warming around the street.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Rise early this morning to take a drive to Halong Bay. Upon the pier, embark on the cruise where you will spend 2 days and 1 night to explore Halong Bay. Enjoy a welcome drink while your cruise ship takes you to Light and Dark cave where you can join in many interesting activities such as swimming, kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by the locals. Return to the cruise at 17:30 to sit back on the sundeck and capture the gorgeous sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoy a complimentary party.
This evening delivers you an exciting experience as you can join in a cooking class to learn how to make spring rolls, the traditional food of Vietnam and learn more about Vietnamese cuisine.
After enjoying a great dinner, relax on your leisure time on the top deck and marvel at the landscape of the bay at night.
Overnight on the cruise.

the beautiful scenery on Halong Bay

Day 7: Halong bay – Hanoi

Wake up in the sound of a serene ambiance in the morning. Then take a morning exercise with a Tai Chi master to power up your new day. After breakfast, our guide will take you to a daily boat and sail to the beautiful Sung Sot Cave. Spend time to kayak and discover the idyllic cave before returning to the boat. After enjoying a lunch on the boat, continue sailing to other attractions of Halong Bay. We will make our stop at a fishing farm to learn about their daily life. Later, transfer to the cruise where you will proceed to the bus to go back to Hanoi for overnight.

The impressive Sung Sot Cave

Day 8: Hanoi Departure – Chiang Mai

Say goodbye to Hanoi this morning to board a flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, our guide will meet and then we will make our first visit of the day to Wat Phra Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai for a short visit. After hiking up to the top of the hill, you will reach the marvelous golden pagoda where enshrining the holy relics of Lord Buddha. From here, gain a panoramic view of the city and Ping valley from the summit of Doi Suthep. Later, transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Wat Phra Doi Suthep-the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai

Day 9: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp – Bamboo Rafting

Today is an amazing day for you to see giant elephants. Following your breakfast by a drive to the deep of the jungle to reach the Elephant Camp. Upon here, you can try your hand feeding and bathe for an elephant must be an exciting experience. Note that elephant riding will not be our highlight. We will learn how to take care the elephant and watch how the mahout train them instead. Lunch will be served at the camp and then enjoy a short break at your leisure.
In the afternoon, experience an authentic bamboo rafting along Mae Taeng River to capture the natural scenery on the riverside. After that, return to Chiang Mai and make a short visit at Orchid Nursery along the way.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

bathing an elephant is an amazing experience in the elephant camp

Day 10: Chiang Mai – Chiang Dao – Chiang Rai

Leave Chiang Mai early this morning and head to Chiang Rai. There will be a stop at Chiang Dao Cave for a visit to the magnificent temple that stays inside. Then you will have an interesting meet with 5 different hill tribes and Karen tribes who are especially famous for their long necks. After learning about their traditional way of life and cultural custom, visit Tha Ton Temple before taking a long tail boat and sail down Kok River to Chiang Rai. Make your first visit to Great Black House (Baan Si Dum), the House of National Artist – Dr. Thaw Duchanee. Highlight your sightseeing of the day with a visit to the White Temple, an impressive Hindu construction that will make you fall in love immediately with its intricated design. Take your time to visit and learn about the construction of the temple before returning to your hotel.
Overnight in Chiang Rai.

The serene Tha Ton Temple

Day 11: Chaing Rai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Mai

Power up this morning as you take a scenic drive to Mae Salong Chinese village to visit the local market to observe the daily life of the hill tribe people. Then our guide will take you to visit Mae Sai Border, an important market in the region and the best place for any tourists who want to get a glimpse at Myanmar. To cross the border tourists are required to pay THB 500 for the immigration fee. En route, we make a visit to Chiang Sean at the Golden Triangle where is the confluence of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. From there embark on a long tail boat and sail along Laos side to capture the ongoing splendor of the mighty Mekong’ nature. Following your boat trip and then drive back to the hotel in Chiang Mai.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Mae Sai Border Market is an important an important market in the area

Day 12: Chiang Mai – Yangon – Half Day City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy your leisure time until our driver comes to pick you up to the airport for a flight to Yangon, the gateway city to a mystical Myanmar. Upon arrival, welcome by our tour guide at the airport and then we take a drive to the downtown city. Along your way, you will capture the fascination of the unique colonial architecture featured on many streets. Your first sightseeing in Yangon may include Chauk Hat Gyi Pagoda, home to the marvelous reclining Buddha image. Not just sightseeing, your guide will feast you will the knowledge about the meaning of the special symbols on the feet of the images to the art of Burmese people.
Next up, head for a stunning photo stop at Kandawgyi Lake from which you can marvel at the golden Karaweik Palace. Perhaps the most expected activity of the day is visiting the legend Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous destination in Yangon that cannot be missed when traveling to Yangon. Spend your time to observe the fantastic architecture, local pilgrims as well as the monks while beholding the amazing sunset view. This will definitely a mind-blowing experience.
Overnight in Yangon.

the legend Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 13: Yangon – Bagan

Leave Yangon this morning to board a domestic flight to Bagan where is more like a dizzy daydream to visitors. Make your first visit in Bagan to Nyaung U Market for a first glimpse at the daily trading of the local people.

a local woman selling her product while taking care her son

After that, ready to spend the day to explore the man-made masterpiece of this charming area by visiting almost famous temples in the region including Shwezigon pagoda, Dhamayan Gyi pagoda, Htominlo pagoda etc. There is no way to gain authentic local experience better than to visit a lacquerware workshop and see the artisans make the beautiful items in a traditional way. Highlight your afternoon by a trip to the highest temple in the region: Shwesandaw Pagoda to sit back and behold one of the best sunsets in the world slowly going down.
Overnight in Bagan.

nice photo of our clients at Shwezigon pagoda

Day 14: Bagan & Villages

Wake up in the sound of the light wind swaying this morning and ready for a full day discovering the life of the people in the rural area. After breakfast, our guide will take you to the villages nearby Bagan to learn more about the locals’ laid-back pace of life. Then a horse cart ride is expected to deliver you a different perspective of Bagan. This stunning trip will take you deep to the hardest entering areas that no car can access.
In the afternoon, transfer to the jetty to take a wooden boat trip and cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Shwezigon Pagoda. Sit back and enjoy the harmony of light wind swaying and the majestic sunset.
Overnight in Bagan.

Get on a horse cart ride and explore Bagan from a different perspective

Day 15: Bagan Heho – Inle Lake

Say goodbye to Bagan this morning to take a flight to Heho, the gateway to breathtaking natural scenery. Upon arrival at Heho, our driver will transfer you to Nyaungshwe to board a boat trip to the hotel. Your stunning boat trip will take you to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most sacred religious site in Northern Shan State. Your sightseeing also includes visits to local handicrafts, silk weaving, wooden handlooms, and traditional blacksmith factory. Passing by the endless floating gardens, stilt houses, and monasteries, you will reach Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, a wooden monastery built on stilt. From there proceed to Nampan village where you will visit a local cheroot factory and canoe carving.
Overnight in Inle Lake.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda-an important religious site in Shan State

Day 16: Inle Lake – Indein

The morning of day 16 begins with a visit to the local market which rotates every five days. Once you find yourself at the market, you observe many local products sold by the hill tribes wearing traditional outfits. Then we continue our amazing day on a boat trip sailing through the narrow channels to reach the ancient village of Indein where attracts tourists by thousands of ancient shrines and stupas. Take your time to walk along the collonades to gaze out at the unique traditional souvenirs before spending the rest of the day visit the village of the “long neck” women. Spending your time to interact and listen to the story of the big rings around their neck before returning to the lake. It’s time when you will see the most iconic image of Inle Lake – the Intha fishermen who practice the unique fishing method using one leg to keep an oar and another leg to balance their body on the lake.
Overnight in Inle Lake.

Ancient shrines and stupas in Indein

Day 17: Inle Lake Heho – Mandalay – Amarapura

Leave Inle Lake this morning to board a domestic flight to Mandalay – the cultural center of Myanmar. Make your first visit in Mandalay to the Mahamuni Pagoda where you will see many of the large and impressive Buddha images. Then we also head to an artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making, woodcarving, and marble carving before visiting the Golden Palace Monastery to observe the intricated architecture featured on the wall, Buddha images, and the roof. Highlight your day trip in Mandalay to Kuthodaw pagoda where is home to the largest Buddhist book in the world carved on 729 marble slabs. Finally, fulfill your sightseeing at U Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world to take some awesome photos.
Overnight in Mandalay.

The intricated design on the roof of Shwenandaw Monastery

Day 18: Mandalay – Irrawaddy River Mingun

Today is a full day let you explore the ancient town of Mingun. After breakfast, board a private boat to cruise up the Irrawaddy River. We will make our first visit of the day to Mingun bell, the second largest bronze intact bell in the world. After that, make your way to the unfinished Mingun Pagoda to visit the ruin of the pagoda that once intendedly built to be the largest pagoda in the world. Then we see another highlight of Mingun: the white-washed Hsinbyume Temple which is built in the shape of Mt Meru. What better way to get to know the locals than to interact with the local craftsmen in a traditional basketry village and try your hands on making a basket for your own? Experience your interesting time in the village and then return to Mandalay where you will spend a last visit of the day to Royal Palace, the last residence of the Burmese King. This evening, transfer to Mandalay Hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Overnight in Mandalay.

The ruin of the unfinished Mingun Pagoda

Day 19: Mandalay – Bangkok

Enjoy your own free time this morning after breakfast at the hotel and wait until our driver comes to pick you up to transfer to the airport to board a flight to Bangkok. There won’t be any sightseeing this day and we will transfer you directly to the hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 20: Bangkok – Floating Market Damnoen Saduak – Kanchanaburi – Bangkok

Sa wah dee krab! You are staying in the capital of Thailand! Depart to Kanchanaburi, an interesting city in Thailand this early morning, you will have a first visit to the Damneoen Saduak floating market for a first glimpse at the hustle and bustle atmosphere of the local trading. You will see the preparation of the best glutinous rice with coconut milk and the typical Thai dessert at a small shop before making your way to Kwai River Bridge to gaze out at the legendary bridge connect two banks of the serene river. If luckily, you will have a chance to witness the train ride across the “Death Railway”.
Overnight in Bangkok.

Floating Market Damnoen Saduak in Bangkok

Day 21: Bangkok – Ayuttaya Ancient Town

Take a scenic drive this morning to visit Ayutthaya, the historic city to the impressive archaeological ruin. Your first stopover today is Wat Phra Si Sanphet, one of the most beautiful pictures of Ayuttaya. Then we also head to other beautiful temples such as Wat Phra Mahathat, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, and Wat Ratburana. We then spend the last minute of this morning to admire one of the largest images of the Retreating Buddha in Wat Yai Chaingmongkhol.
In the afternoon, visit Bang Pa-In Palace – an impressive construction expanding over a large area and filled by the grassy lawn and serene water. Here you will have an opportunity to discover the great combination of Chinese, Thai, and European architecture. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Bangkok.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet-one of the most beautiful pictures of Ayuttaya

Day 22: Bangkok Departure

After breakfast, check out at the hotel and then our driver will pick you up to the airport for a flight to your departure. Trip ends. We hope that you love the itinerary we offer for a combination of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar itinerary 3 weeks. Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

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What’s Included?

  • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle
  • Boat trip to Kompong Phlukk
  • All transfer and sightseeing by private boat ride in Inle Lake Experienced Spanish
  • Speaking Guide thought-out
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Bottle of drinking water on the tour only.

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals
  • All airfares & airport taxes.
  • All Accommodation during the trip;
  • Visa;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary

Notes:
Please be aware that hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Go Myanmar Tour will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
This itinerary and supplementary information has been compiled in good faith and was accurate at the time of writing. However, it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Go Myanmar Tours.

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