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  • Print Page: Mandalay Discovery Tour – 5 Days
    Buddhist learning centre It is home to a thousand monks who will form a procession as they go to take their noon and final meal of the day at 10 30 Drive to Ava for excursion tour highlights include the twenty seven metre high Masonry Watch Tower Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery Ava Bagaya Monastery built with two hundred and seventy six teak pillars Visit the Myanmar traditional alms bowls workshop Cross AVA Bridge built by British engineers to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which is perhaps the living center of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar today The hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries Proceed to visit the Kaungmudaw Pagoda with its huge spherical dome in the Ceylonese Sri Lanka style and nearby village Ywahtaung to visit a workshop of a goldsmith silver In the evening enjoy the sunset from the Sagaing Hill Drive back to Mandalay and free at the leisure Overnight in Mandalay Day 03 Mandalay Pwin Oo Lwin Mandalay B Breakfast at the hotel Drive 80 km 2hrs on a scenic route to the cool hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin Maymyo Visit downtown Waterfalls colonial buildings and the central market Photo stop at the classic place Unique brightly painted miniature stage coaches drawn by lively teams of horses are waiting to carry travellers to the National Kandawgyi Gardens the beautiful botanical gardens of Pyin Oo Lwin Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin Day 04 Pwin Oo Lwin Mingun Mandalay B Breakfast at hotel Drive back to Mandalay and proceed to the Mandalay Gawwein Jetty we would take a short boat ride up river to reach Mingun located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River and north of Mandalay The boat ride is always pleasant as one can learn the ways of local life along the river

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  • Print Page: Dolphin Watching – Cruise Package – 2 Days
    you wish The best time to see the Dolphins are started from October May Starts Ends Mandalay city BREIF ITINERRAY Day 01 Mandalay Mingun Sein Pankhone L D Day 02 Seinpankhone to Mandalay B Detail Itinerary Day 01 Mandalay Mingun Sein Pankhone L D 08 00 After your breakfast we transfer to Mingun jetty start sightseeing tour by boat to visit the Pathodawgyi pagoda which was built by King Bagyidaw Continue on proceed to the largest ringing bell in the world weight about 90 tons Mingun Bell then see the Hsinbyume pagoda which is the most attractive pagoda in Mingun built by king of Bagyidaw the grandson of King Bodawpaya After that we go back to the boat and have lunch on board then continue to cruise to the north of Mingun to see Seinpankhone village Seinpankhone village is 30 km to the north of Mandalay where the Dolphins are live around there Overnight at Seinpankhone village Day 02 Seinpankhone to Mandalay B After breakfast we start to see the Ayeyarwaddy Dolphins with local fishermen with their small canoe because the dolphins are afraid of engine sound therefore we must take small canoe and follow to the fishermen where they are collaborating with Dolphin for fishing in the river It is amazing to see how they are fishing with dolphin Firstly fishermen knew where the dolphins are live around their village or somewhere else and when they see dolphins they start to tapping with bamboo to canoe or make sound like diffidence one guttural then apparently the dolphins show the signal it s mean you can collaborate with them for fishing so they swim to us on the other side of river closely and show their tail like vertical to stop the boat and catch the fish with net when

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  • Print Page: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – 5 Days
    the Sixth Buddhist Council that he held from 1954 1956 Proceed to the Gems Museum displaying a collection of rare gems pearls and rough precious stones include the world s largest Ruby Sapphire Jade and Pearl Shopping at the Gems Market below for rubies and other precious stones Lunch at Local Restaurant After lunch Shopping at Bogyoke Scott Market with hundreds of food clothes handicrafts and gems stores Enjoy dinner with cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon Glittering Karaweik Hall photo taken from the left side Shwedagon Pagoda Day 03 Yangon Kyaikhtiyo B L D After breakfast drive to Kin Pun base camp 194km 5hours Continue to Kyaikhtiyo the Golden Rock a huge boulder completely covered by gold leave sand delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff From Kin Pun a steep and rough 11 km dirt road leads to the upper staging point a journey made in open trucks which are compulsory and very crowded From the upper area travellers must at present walk the final stage approximately 4 km up steep paths which ascend some 500m to the Golden Rock As an easier alternative to walking visitors can be carried in sedan chairs by four porters at an extra cost of approximately US 15 p p Guest s own account Lunch at local restaurant en route or at base camp on arrival and watch the beauty of sunset or dawn at this important pilgrimage site Dinner and overnight at Kyaikhtiyo Day 04 Kyaikhtiyo Bago Yangon B L D After breakfast descend from Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Proceed to Bago Sightseeing include Kanbawzathardi Palace the famous palace of King Bayinnaung 1551 1581 A D is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt Proceed Shwemawdaw Pagoda was originally built by the Mon to

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  • Print Page: Yangon – Bagan – Mt. Popa – 5 Days
    its courtyards stupas bells temples and Buddha images and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar Dinner with Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant Overnight in Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda A closer view of the great reclining Buddha Day 02 Yangon Fly to Bagan B L D Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Bagan Arrive Bagan and transfer to the hotel Bagan one of Asia s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre eminent religious old cities in South East Asia The sightseeing starts with a visit to Gubyaukgyi Temple Wetkyiinn village the 13th century cave temple with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakatas Ananda Temple one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style Thatbyinnyu Temple the highest building on the Bagan plain Dhamanyangyi Temple built by King Narathu in 12th century which displayed the finest brickwork in Bagan A visit to the lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to local village Visit Shwesandaw or Mahazedi Pagoda to enjoy watching Stupa and Temple scenery then sunset over Bagan Lunch and dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Bagan Day 03 Bagan B L D Breakfast at the hotel visit Nyaung U market a typical local market proceed visit to one of most distinctive pagodas Shwezigon Pagoda the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair Manuha Temple Nanbaya In the afternoon continue to Myinkabar Gubyaukgyi Temple well known for its wall painting depicting scenes from the Jataka and take a boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy river to discover the local life and view the sunset Lunch and dinner at local restaurant Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan

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  • Print Page: Yangon Countryside Tour – 4 Days
    closer view of the great reclining Buddha Day 02 Yangon Bago Kyaikhtiyo B L D Early Breakfast at hotel Drive to Kyaikhtiyo Golden Rock via Bago ancient capital of Mons as well as Myanmar Second Dynasty Hansawaddy Dynasty situated about 80 km north east of Yangon Lunch at local restaurant in Kyaikhto before continue to Kin Pun base camp Continue to Kyaikhtiyo the Golden Rock a huge boulder completely covered by gold leave sand delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff From Kin Pun a steep and rough 11 km dirt road leads to the upper staging point a journey made in open trucks which are compulsory and very crowded From the upper area traveller must at present walk the final stage approximately 4 km up steep paths which ascend some 500m to the Golden Rock As an easier alternative to walking visitors can be carried in sedan chairs by four porters at an extra cost of approximately US 15 p p Guest s own account Watch the beauty of sunset or dawn at this important pilgrimage site Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo Day 03 Kyaikhtiyo Bago Yangon B L D Early Breakfast at hotel Descend from Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Golden Rock and proceed to Bago On arrival at Bago visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda the highest one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar Shwethalyaung Pagoda 55 meters long a colossal lifelike reclining Buddha image Lunch at local restaurant On the way back to Yangon Kyaikpun Pagoda four gigantic Buddha Images and visit Htaukkyant World War II Cemetery the Allied War Memorial Cemetery has 27 000 tombstones of Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Myanmar during the World War II The cemetery is peaceful and beautifully tended Upon Arrival to Yangon Dinner at local

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  • Print Page: Yangon – Mandalay Tour – 4 Days
    in Yangon DAY 02 Yangon Mandalay By Flight B L D After breakfast transfer to airport for domestic flight to Mandalay On arrival transfer to hotel Proceed to directly to Amarapura Visit Mahagandayon a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study continue to the 200 year old U Bein teak bridge built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital Visit of Bagaya Monastery with a superb collection of Buddha statues En route stop at a traditional hand weaving silk workshop Afternoon sightseeing tour including Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves visit to Gold Leaf Making Workshop and one of the most outstanding monasteries in the country Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or Golden Palace Monastery a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world s largest book consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures Sunset on the Mandalay Hill and overnight in Mandalay The Magnificent Shwedagon Shweinbin Monastery Mandalay DAY 03 Mandalay Yangon By Flight B L D After breakfast transfer to airport and fly back to Yangon Arrive Yangon transfer to hotel and The tour continue to Chaukhtatgyi a huge reclining Buddha image extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda one of the world s most spectacular religious monuments the golden dome of Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold will conclude the tour of this picturesque garden city Overnight in Yangon DAY 04 Yangon Departure B After breakfast Yangon sightseeing tour includes the old colonial style city center with the gilded Sule Pagoda dating back over 2 000 years Bogyoke Scotts Market with hundreds of stores and of a gems shops Transfer to airport and fly

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  • Print Page: Yangon – Bago Tour – 3 Days
    s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda Kaba Aye Pagoda World Peace Pagoda built for memorial of the 1954 56 sixth Buddhist Synod is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road Mayangon Township And then proceed to Mahapasana Guha Great Cave built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda Lunch at restaurant After check in the hotel take some relax for a while Afternoon sightseeing Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha Image 230 ft 70 m long in the pose of rest the original image was built in 1907 and Shwedagon Pagoda world famous glistening gold stupa towering over the city with spearing to height of 326 fees Dinner will be served in Karaweik Palace Restaurant watching Myanmar Traditional Dances Overnight at Hotel in Yangon The Magnificent Shwedagon Shwegugale Paya Bago Myanmar Day 02 Yangon Bago Yangon B L After morning breakfast our company guide will meet you at your hotel Drive to Bago 80 km one hours driving One the way we visit to Htaukkyant War Cemetery Then continue drive to Bago The City was an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century and enjoy the Bago sightseeing First visit to KyaikkhatWyne Monestery for offering food to thousand monks and visit Bago Market Lunch at restaurant After lunch visit to Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha 55 meters long Shwemawdaw Pagoda 28 meter high huge Buddha Image of Kyaikpun Pagoda Chinese Kwanyin Temple and observing the weaving factory in Mon village to see the way of life Then visit to Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung Transfer Back to Yangon en route visit to White Elephant and Marble sitting Buddha Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon Day 03 Yangon Departure B L Breakfast at the hotel And then proceed sightseeing to Sule Pagoda at first You will see many watch repairers and photo shop and Astrologer Palmist Shop around

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  • Print Page: Myanmar – Vietnam – Cambodia – Laos – Thailand Tour – 33 Days
    then visit the Shwedagon Paya described by Somerset Maugham The Shwedagon rose superb glistening with its gold like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city This massive bell shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill top surroundings Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards stupas bells temples and Buddha images and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi Overnight in Hanoi Day 09 Hanoi city tour B L This morning we start our journey to visit famous Ho Chi Minh complex comprising his Mausoleum former residence the impressive house on stilts and view the One Pillar Pagoda Learn more about the historical and cultural events at the peaceful Temple of Literature known as the Vietnam s first university since the 11th century In the afternoon we visit Ethnographic Museum To finish the day off we take an hour by cycle around the old quarter and attend the performance of the unique water puppetry This is a must and will provide the first not to be forgotten insight into Vietnam Overnight in Hanoi Day 10 Hanoi Ha Long Bay B L D This morning we depart for Ha Long Bay Passing through the rich farmland of the Red River Delta we enjoy the lush scenery and photo opportunities We arrive at Ha Long Pier board a traditional wooden junk and cruise through the spectacular sights of islands rising from the tranquil emerald sea Enjoy a sumptuous on board lunch of special seafood and explore Sung Sot Cave one of the most beautiful caves in the bay Witness a splendid sunset Dinner and overnight on boat Day 11 Ha Long Fly to Hue B L Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi class We continue exploring the magnificent Ha Long Bay Change to a small motor or rowing boat to discover the Luon Cave and pass through a pretty entrance which leads to a tranquil round lake surrounded by luxuriant trees and high stone walls Upon return to the junk a sumptuous combining Vietnamese and Western cuisine will be served After we leave the cruise we transfer to Bac Ninh province to visit Do temple Drive to the airport for domestic flight to Hue Overnight in Hue Day 12 Hue city B L We visit the impressive tombs of King Minh Mang and Tu Duc together with Tu Hieu Pagoda and then cruise on the Perfume River to see the Old Thien Mu Pagoda In the afternoon we visit the Forbidden Citadel and the crowded market of Dong Ba where we can bargain for anything from souvenirs and bronze goods to Hue sesame sweetmeat and conical poem hats Overnight in Hue Day 13 Hue Da Nang Hoi An B L We will drive south to the famous My Khe beach crossing the spectacular Hai Van pass to reach Hue On the way we will stop to see the Cham museum and Marble Mountain Continuing on we will arrive Hoi An check in the hotel and free time Overnight in Hoi An Day 14 Hoi An B L This morning at 09 00 we will start our Hoi An Discovery tour Hoi An seems to appeal to everyone This charming town still retains a variety of heritage houses making a stroll around the streets a fabulous option Guided tour of Hoi An sites includes the Quan Cong Temple the Quang Dong Pagoda The Phuoc Kien Pagoda the Japanese Covered Bridge the Tran Family Chapel Sa Huynh Museum and Phung Hung House Back to the hotel and free at your leisure Overnight in Hoi An Day 15 Hoi An Da Nang Fly to Ho Chi Minh B Free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for fight to Ho Chi Minh City Upon arrival meet then transfer to the hotel Overnight in Ho Chi Minh Day 16 Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi Ho Chi Minh B L In the morning we take a half day tour of this dynamic city First we visit the Reunification Palace the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions Inside you can visit the private rooms of the president the War Room from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled and most poignantly the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975 Next we visit the War Remnants Museum Historically the war museum as part of the Vietnam and World Peace museums system was born on Sep 4 1975 at 28 Vo Van Tan street district 3 HCMC Since its 30 year inception the museum has attracted over 10 million arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists especially student delegations from provinces and cities nationwide It helps reappear the then wars helping students well realize on the values of patriotism struggle for peace and national liberation from forefathers This museum includes 8 specific exhibitions and various collections of the truth of history conspiracy and process from hostile forces for the war in Vietnam crime evidences and war consequences kinds of weapon and tools serving for the wars prison prison house system concentration camp torture maltreatment corporal mutilation and spiritual oppression against political prisoners We also stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office The post office built between 1877 and 1883 is an excellent example of classic French colonial architecture Lunch will be served at a local Vietnamese restaurant In the afternoon we drive 70 kilometers North West to explore the underground tunnels in Cu Chi which system had been created long time back from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French It was continuing built over 25 years later It was an underground city with living areas kitchens storage weapons factories field hospitals command centers In places it was housed up to 10 000 people who virtually lived underground for years getting married giving birth During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded From 1988 two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors You may even have a chance to crawl through the tunnels yourself We return to Saigon in the late afternoon Overnight in Ho Chi Minh Day 17 Ho Chi Minh Mekong delta Chau Doc B L 08 30 we start the trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Vietnam s rice basket the Mekong Delta We will pass through idyllic rural scenes until we arrive at My Tho a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda Next we will have a boat ride on the Mekong visit local homes and orchards a coconut candy workshop a honeybee farm take a sampan ride on palm shaded creeks try a taste of seasonal fruit and honey tea and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing Continue on we transfer to Chau Doc Overnight in Chau Doc Day 18 Chau Doc Speed Boat to Phnom Penh B Early morning take a speed boat to Phnom Penh Upon arrival you would be met and transferred to hotel Overnight in Phnom Penh Day 19 Phnom Penh s Past Present B Visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer style Palaces Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda The Emerald Buddha temple display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond emerald gold and silver Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony continuing visit to National Museum the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was built since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone bronze silver copper wood and others This afternoon we will learn about the dark side of Cambodia Its more recent turbulent and harrowing history Initially you visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum also known as S21 ironically a former school located in a quiet Phnom Penh suburb this was the infamous Khmer Rouge prison torture centre Once you have gained an initial insight of the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime you will be driven 15km from Phnom Penh to visit the Killing Fields This is where Toul Sleng prisoners were forcibly marched and then executed it is now a memorial site located in a beautiful tranquil setting We enjoy our cyclo ride along the riverside This laidback tour gives us a different perspective of the streets and sights of the city We will enjoy a cruise for view sunset on the Mekong and Tonle Sap River 1 hour Situated at the Four Arms where the Mekong meets the Tonle Sap River before splitting into two branches Phnom Penh offers the ideal location to discover the mighty Mekong Board a nicely restored wooden boat for a day cruise enjoy the unspoiled landscapes along each bank and visit the traditional villages with their old pagodas on the islands Stay overnight in Phnom Penh Day 20 Phnom Penh Siem Reap B Today you travel by road from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap On route you will have a chance to stop on the way to take photo and witness the everyday lives of Cambodians as you pass through interesting provincial towns bucolic villages and delightful scenery This is no freeway dash as you will often slow down to let cows and water buffalo wander across the road pass horse drawn carriages and school kids walking and cycling to from school We may choose to stop at Skoun also known as Spider vile due to the deep fried tarantula that is the local delicacy are you adventurous enough to try one On route you may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei to look at Spean Pratos an ancient Angkorian bridge We continue our journey to one of the floating communities of Siem Reap province called Kompong Khleang A world away from the touristic Chong Kneas floating villages this largest stilted village in Cambodia sees few visitors Our visit includes a boat trip to see villages with houses that stand about 8 to10meters in the air in dry season or sit level with the water in the wet Visit the floating village which includes Vietnamese Cambodians and few Chinese families A little village walk a school and pagoda visit all provide excellent opportunities for pictures Upon arrival in Siem Reap you will check in to your hotel after which you are free at leisure for the rest of the evening Day 21 Siem Reap B Rise early to beat the crowds at the photogenic of Ta Prohm Tomb Raider fame Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements a reminder that while empires rise and fall the riotous power of nature marches on oblivious to the dramas of human history Left as it was discovered by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860 the tentacle like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones man first conquering nature to create nature later conquering man to destroy We visit Ta Prohm early to avoid the masses of crowds and provide a unique visit in this incredible temple We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei This temple is largely built of pink sandstone a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings On the way back cycle on the main road to visit Landmine Museum of Mr Akira Mr Ra is dedicated to clearing the Cambodian countryside of landmines laid during the years of conflict and relies entirely on visitors donation to fund his work Not be missed is Banteay Samre Its rose colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas reliefs which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer For the later afternoon we head back into main Angkor Park and journey to Tasom Tasom offers some beautiful photo spots especially the rear entrance where tree roots adorn the gateway Day 22 Bike Tour to Angkor Thom Ta Prohm Angkor Wat B We hop on our bike to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop It s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor s most beautiful temples You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom undiscovered by mass tourist The ancient capital of Angkor Thom 12th century See the South Gate Bayon Temple unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people We continue to the famous temple Angkor Wat Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992 famous for its beauty and splendor Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas relief in the world which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology Then enjoy sunset drinks with a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems relaxing and accompanied by the sound of bird song Day 23 Siem Reap Fly to Luang Prabang B Transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight to Luang Prabang Arrive Luang Prabang Int l Airport by Int l flight Meet and greet at airport and welcomed by our tour guide then transfer to the hotel Overnight in Luang Prabang Day 24 Luang Prabang Khuangsi Waterfall B An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron clad monks collecting offerings of Alms ubiquitous sticky rice from the faithful residents This tradition is very unique in Laos being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession Breakfast we visit the National Museum that was the former Royal Palace displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign and the city s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground which represents classical Laotian architecture We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall en route we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay Hmong Village Ban Ou Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene Khmu Village then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong a village well known for silk hand weaving and for traditional Saa Paper making We return to the city by late evening then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang Overnight in Luang Prabang Day 25 Luang Prabang Bakbeng via Pak Ou cave B Heading out of the town we take a cruise upstream on the Mekong River which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims Along the way we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where they make local rice wine We then continue our boat trip to the atmospheric riverside town of Pakbeng The Mekong was once the only major transport route in the country Pakbeng being the halfway point on the Mekong River between Luang Prabang and HoueiSay developed as an overnight stop for many traders travelling along the river This scenic and authentic river cruise has been described as a once in a lifetime experience We will reside in Pakbeng overnight Day 26 Pakbeng Houixai B After breakfast we will visit the local market where many hill tribe people converge from the outlying valleys and hillsides to sell their goods and buy provisions Upon leaving Pakbeng we say good bye our tour guide and driver and welcomed by a new tour guide on the boat then start our journey toward Houei Say Arrival Houixai cross to the border to Thailand then check in to your hotel near the border Overnight at your hotel Day 27 Houixai Chiang Rai Half day tour Chiang Rai B Houei Say surrounding is the common home of 34 ethnic minorities Specially the Lu hill tribe is the particular group that we will visit after breakfast Then we drive shortly to Chiang Khong Thailand and say goodbye at the Lao Thai border for Chiang Rai In the afternoon visit the Wat Phra Kaew said to have been the original place where the Emerald Buddha was found now venerated in the Bangkok s Wat Phra Kaew Chapel Proceed to Wat Phra Singha that is a

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