Luang Prabang Stopover
Introduction to Luang Prabang
Best of Luang Prabang
Highlights of Laos
Vientiane, Luang Prabang
Highlights of Vietnam & Laos
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang
Best of Laos & Cambodia
Luang Prabang & Siem Reap (Angkor)
Highlights of Thailand & Laos
Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai
Journey Through Indochina
Saigon, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap (Angkor)
Journey Through Southeast Asia
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai
(10 days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai
Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit Bangkok’s most important attractions, including the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life. Explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, Buddhist items, food and crafts. There will also be time to enjoy the world's leading spa, swim, shop for exquisite Asian art, and dine on some of Southeast Asia's best cuisine.
Next, fly to enchanting Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town on the Mekong River in Northern Laos. Enjoy a relaxing stay at Amantaka, an exclusive luxury resort in the historic center, or Rosewood Luang Prabang, a romantic luxury resort built along a stream in the forested hills outside town. During private touring of Luang Prabang with your own guide and driver, walk through streets lined with a unique blend of traditional Lao and French colonial architecture. Visit landmarks such as the National Museum and Wat Xieng Thong, an important Buddhist temple. Explore local markets, and browse for handwoven silk and cotton textiles and other items. One day, take a memorable private cruise on the Mekong River to visit riverside craft villages and the Pak Ou Caves, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. If desired, also rise early to give alms to local Buddhist monks during their dawn procession, and learn more about Buddhism’s central role in Lao culture.
Continue to rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Stay at one of Asia's most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. During private touring, visit a revered mountaintop temple and see monks collecting their morning alms. One day, take an excursion to an elephant sanctuary and learn about these fascinating animals. Alternatively, enjoy a market tour and Thai cooking class. Also explore Chiang Mai's historic temples and wonderful markets. Other optional activities can be arranged, upon request, such as golfing, hiking, biking, shopping excursions, family activities, in-depth Buddhist experiences, rice planting and more.
Return to Bangkok for some last-minute shopping or touring before departing Thailand.
My time in Laos was very special. The guides made me feel like a local…the private touring made all the difference. I feel privileged to have enjoyed such a thoughtfully constructed tour to a treasure of a country.
~ D.D., New York, NY
All I can say is WOW! It is unbelievable how many things we were able to see and do in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Laos. The tour was truly spectacular. Our guides were also outstanding.
~ P.M., Bethlehem, PA
Thanks so much for all of your advice and work with my Myanmar, Laos and Thailand tour. It was truly a wonderful trip filled with a lot of learning opportunities, ancient art and architecture, the friendliest people, and wonderful food!
~ T.T., New York, NY
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