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zVisions of Thailand, Laos & Angkor Wat

14 days

Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

Small Group Adventures for our World Travelers...

 
  • Spend two unforgettable days on the remote, lesser visited, upper reaches of the Mekong River... with an overnight at our enchanting riverside Lodge.
  • Join local residents in Thailand and Laos in their daily alms rituals... It’s an authentic look into the vibrancy of modern Buddhism in these lands.
  • Meet Laotian farmers at the unique Living Lands Community for a hands-on experience in rice cultivation, even plowing with a water buffalo!
  • End your trip on a high note with unhurried and immersive exploration of Luang Prabang and Angkor Wat... staying in their finest boutique hotels.

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Day
1

Welcome to Bangkok

Check in to the 5-star Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa.

Day
2

Tuk-Tuk adventure

Hop aboard a traditional motorized rickshaw to explore some of the city’s oldest and most colorful districts including Chinatown. Marvel at the golden Buddha at Wat Traimit and enjoy lunch at the Supratra River House. Meals B,L

Day
3

Fly to Chiang Mai

Upon arrival, transfer to the 5-star Chedi Chiang Mai. Later, ascend to the glittering Doi Suthep Temple for a magical twilight view over the city. Dine tonight at Rak Tha Nam, set in a Lanna-style house on the river. Meals B,D

Day
4

At Leisure in Chiang Mai

Today is spent at leisure in Chiang Mai. Meals B,L

Day
5

Morning Alms Experience and travel to Chiang Rai

Join city residents in their daily ritual of offering food to Buddhist monks from a nearby temple. It’s a unique look into Thailand’s enduring and deeply spiritual ways. Explore the Chiang Dao Cave Shrine and travel by river and land to visit several hill tribe villages. Continue to Le Meridien Chiang Rai. Meals B,L

Day
6

Discover Chiang Rai

Your morning tour includes a bustling local market and Wat Phra Kaew, where many believe the revered Emerald Buddha was first discovered. Meals B

Day
7

From Chiang Rai along the Upper Mekong River into Laos

Journey down the Mekong aboard the intimate Luang Say, enjoying lunch and a relaxing afternoon of cruising. Experience life in a remote riverside village before continuing your voyage to the Luang Say Lodge, arriving in time for dinner on their riverfront terrace. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Down the Mekong to Luang Prabang c

After breakfast at your lodge, reboard the Luang Say and cruise to a remote hill tribe village to see how rice wine is made. Enjoy lunch onboard and then visit the fabled Pak Ou Caves. Continue your voyage to Luang Prabang and transfer to the 5-star Maison Souvannaphoum. Savor traditional Laotian cuisine at dinner and explore the city’s Night Market. Meals B,L,D

Day
9

Excursion into the Laotian countryside

At the innovative Living Lands Community, join local farmers for a hands-on experience in the 14 steps of rice cultivation, from planting to harvesting. Back in the city, your tour includes the National Museum and Wat Xieng Thong, the city’s most beautiful temple. Meals B,L

Day
10

Morning Alms Experience in Luang Prabang

Early risers can join locals to “earn merit” by offering alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks as they march silently through the streets of Luang Prabang. After breakfast, the balance of your day is free. Meals B

Day
11

Onward to Cambodia and Angkor Wat c

Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to the luxurious Raffles Hotel. Then join your guide to explore magnificent Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world. Late in the day, we’ll lead you to a prime vantage point to witness the sunset over the ancient jungle ruins of Angkor. Meals B

Day
12

The luxury of a second day at Angkor

Discover lesser-known sites like the ancient Khmer capital of Angkor Thom with its beautifully carved Elephant Terrace and the stunning Bayon Temple. You’ll also visit Ta Prohm, a 12th-century temple now enveloped by the roots and limbs of massive banyan trees. Meals B

Day
13

Tonle Sap Lake and back to Bangkok

A morning excursion reveals the floating homes and timeless fishing villages of Tonle Sap Lake. Then fly to Bangkok and transfer to the convenient Novotel Airport Hotel for your final night. Meals B

Day
14

Depart Bangkok

Your tour ends this morning. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Add Myanmar...Before or After!

Our 8-Day Private Journey

Enhance your travels through exotic Southeast Asia with our Private Tour of Burma. We include your flight between Bangkok and Yangon and all the features of our Private Journey to Myanmar!

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Day
1

Welcome to Yangon

Check in to your choice of hotel. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers
for dinner at the elegant Strand Grill. Meals D

Day
2

Discover Yangon

Discover historic and cultural highlights like the Sule and Shwedagon Pagodas, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Scott Market. An evening stroll through Chinatown offers a glimpse into daily life. Meals B,L,D

Day
3

Journey to Bagan

Fly northward and begin your exploration of the 2,000 ancient temples that dot Bagan’s golden plains. Then check in to your choice of hotel and enjoy a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River. Meals B,L,D

Day
4

Life in Bagan

Spend time at a fruit market and with a village family for an authentic look into Burmese life and culture. Then travel by pony cart and ascend one of Bagan’s towering pagodas to witness an unforgettable sunset across these golden temple-studded plains. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Fly to Mandalay

Visit ancient Amarapura and check in to the deluxe Mandalay Hill Resort. Enjoy a private city tour and the sunset from atop Mandalay Hill. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Fly to Heho and travel to Inle Lake

Transfer to your chosen lakefront resort and then explore the remote villages and sacred temples of this vast mountain lake, home to fishermen who skillfully row their boats with one leg as they cast their nets. Visit a floating farm and see
the boat carvers of Nampan. Meals B,L,D

Day
7

Life along the shores of Inle Lake

Mingle with tribal villagers at the bustling 5 Day Market and tour ancient Inn Dein Temple. Sit down to a traditional lunch with an Intha family in their charming lakefront home and enjoy an evening canoe excursion. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Return to Yangon

Fly back to Yangon this morning. Meals B

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Prices are per person, land only. We offer air on Cathay Pacific or United. Add extra nights.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!