Treasure of Indochina
Ho Chi Minh City
Classic Laos & Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Days : 8 | Nights : 7Yangon , Myanmar (Burma)
The beauty of Myanmar is unmatchable and by the dent of this, the country has carved a niche for itself in the South-east Asian tourism. The plains of Bagan and the waters of Inle have drawn visitors in large numbers.
Myanmar and Laos tour packages will begin with the visit of the capital city called Yangon. The city boasts a gilt Buddhist Pagodas, huge edifices, and plush British architecture. The city is noted for its Shwedagon Paya Pagoda which lures thousands of pilgrims every year. Botataung and Sule pagodas are other sites which are famous for housing Buddhist relics. You will also visit Bagan which is an ancient city of Myanmar, known for its beautiful temples and a riverside Bagan Archaeological Museum. Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Gawdawpalin Temple, Popa Mountain National Park, and Sulamani Temple among others are some of its major attractions.
Myanmar and Laos Tours will take you around Luang Prabang which is a picturesque town famous for its Buddhist temples such as Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai. Pak Ou caves are beautifully nestled at Luang Prabang, Laos in the north. They are a group of two caves along the western part of the Mekong River. Myanmar and Laos holidays will let you explore the panoramic countryside of Laos and take you to visit the Kuan Si waterfalls and villages of Hmong, Khmu, and Lao. You can see the traditional alms giving ceremony here and shop at the Phosi Market.
Day 01: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing
Arrival Yangon by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. (Check-in time is approx. 2 pm) Upon arrival, Visit reclining Buddha at ChaukHtatGyi Pagoda, is almost as large as the enormous figure in Bago Shwethalyaung. Evening visit Shwedagon Pagoda rises 326ft (99.3m) above its base. Erected more than 2500 years ago and enshrining eight hairs of Buddha placed in a treasure chamber deep under its base. It is the highest symbol of the people's devotion to Buddha. Overnight at hotel in Yangon
Day 02: Yangon-Bagan by flight- / Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport and depart for Bagan by scheduled flight ( approx: 30 mins flying). BAGAN - on the banks of the Ayerwa day River is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world, many dating to the 11th and 12th century. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning. Start for highlight sightseeing in Bagan with colorful Nyaung Oo Local market. Choice will be made out of the 2800 pagodas and temples to visit the most interesting ones in Bagan: In the evening, panorama Sunset view by sunset Boat in Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 03: Bagan – Mt.Popa-Bagan Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel. Start for trip to Mt. Popa about 30 miles (50km) from Bagan. On the way stop to see skillful toddy-palm climber collecting the wine on top of the tree, toddy palm juice & palm sugar (jaggery) making cottage. Taste this Burmese can dy of Myanmar village life. By chance, you can see making oil from peanut and sesame seeds by rotating the cows to mortar and pestle in traditional way. Popa Taung Kalut is 2417ft (737m) standing apart from higher forested mountain, looks like a tower. The mountain was shaped out of a volcano that may have erupted some 250000 years ago. The 25 minutes climb steep and stiff. It gets cooler as you get higher and views are fantastic. Then return back to Bagan and relax. In the evening, enjoy horse cart or bike ride among majestic temples of Bagan. The day is always finished off by going to one of the larger temples to get an incredible sunset view of the entire area; a truly magical experience Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 04: Bagan-Yangon by flight & Yangon Sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and depart for Yangon by scheduled flight (approx.: 1 hr 10 min flying). Take and short drive to the city center and photo stop around Mahabandoola Park, Mayor’s Hall and old colonial districts of Yangon. Afternoon visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) closed on Every Monday and gazette holidays. And Yangon’s busiest China Town and observes the ways of living of Burmese people in their daily life. Back to hotel and Overnight Yangon.
Day 05: Yangon – Luang Prabang
After breakfast transfer to Luang Prabang. On arrival check in to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. We’ll visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 06: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession.
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city's oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass. We then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We’ll make sure to stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. We will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where the local rice wine is produced. On our way back, we pass by a few more local villages and see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 07: Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfalls
Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day with a visit to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre where you are able to observe valuable artifacts and traditional clothing and implements from each of the 20 ethnic minority groups which inhabit the Luang Prabang area. Later in the morning we go to Phosi Market, which has an eclectic selection of foodstuffs and souvenirs. Afterwards, we head out to visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colorful people live. We then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. We continue to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek - small villages well known for silk weavings and Saa (jute) Papermaking, and return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang .
Day 08: Luang Prabang – Departure
After breakfast we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. We also will see the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping areas. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure.
Days : 8 | Nights : 7