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This multi-activities adventure tour in South East Asia covers almost best parts of adventurous travel in 4 countries including: Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Two emerging physical activities in this tour are cycling and trekking. The cycling segment is in Myanmar and Vietnam for contrast experience of terrain: semi-safari, sandy routs in Myanmar and flat, country roads in Mekong Delta. The trekking segment is in Chiang Mai, Thailand with wild life discovery, elephant riding and in Cambodia with historical expose, mysterious digging at the sacred Angkor complex. We will have some days relax at beaches of Krabi and Nha Trang. Some beach related activities such as swimming, diving, snorkeling will be added upon your request in order to fulfill your adventure hunger. Semi-safari biking in Myanmar and flat cycling to unique Mekong Delta, Vietnam Trekking, wild life discovery, elephant riding at the heart of adventure travel in Thailand - Chiang Mai You wont miss the iconic symbol of Cambodia - Angkor complex with active trekking and kayaking Easy relax at two best beautiful beaches of South East Asia: Krabi (Thailand) & Nha trang (Vietnam) Covering almost best adventurous parts of 4 countries in Indochina penisularTravel insurance Visa arrangement Tips Personal expenses Other not mentioned
Day 1 : Yangon arrival
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your Myanmar tour guide and transferred to your hotel for your resting. Enjoy the first meal with local Burmese cuisine in a fine restaurant. Check in your hotel in Yangon.
Day 2 : Yangon city tour
In the morning, enjoy a walk through "downtown" Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architectures from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city center then a pleasant walk in royal place the place you are going to admire Karaweik Palace and the golf green park of Kandawgyi.
Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar's most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this "Golden Land".
Day 3 : Yangon – Cycling around Bagan
This morning we head for the airport to get the morning domestic flight to Bagan. Arrive in airport of Bagan then we transfer to bike shop. Setting up ourselves on bikes.
We embark our day tour to the most famous places in Bagan such as Old Bagan, Myinkaba, Minnanthu… The highlight of the day is typical architecture of the temple and exploring culture of local people. The day closes with a haunting sunset on the peak of Shwesandaw pagoda then come back our hotel for checking in.
Day 4 : Cycling to Mt. Popa
Breakfast at hotel, our destination of the day is Mt. Popa, the most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar. The further you bike this day, the more time you will see forests, green fields and golden temple spires. After about 1 hours driving, we start our biking tour on the best way head to Mt. Popa then climbing to the top of the Mountain to visit Popa Klat. Enjoy our lunch at Popa resort and relaxing until the late afternoon. We ride the bike around the village before check in the hotel near the Mountain. Total distance: 80 km
Day 5 : Cycling to Bagan
If you are interested in visiting Popa Taungkalat for a panoramic view of the mountain, you will have time to do it in the morning. As we leave Mt. Popa, you will have chance to know how local people make peanut oil, palm sugar...
Back to the Bagan hotel for relax after physical burning activity.
Day 6 : Bagan - fly to Mandalay
Taking morning flight to Mandalay - the ancient capital of Myanmar.
Being picked up by our tour guide and driver at your airport. You will be transferred to a jetty for a private boat across the Ayeywarwaddy River. From here, we start our cycling trip to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue. Return to Mandalay for lunch.
After your lunch time, we cycle around the Mandalay center to discover this old capital of Burma. Mandalay is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay hotel.
Day 7 : Cycling to Sagaing – Ava – U Bein Bridge
Today, we spend the full day cycling to Sagaing and Inwa. Start cycling from your hotel to cross Inwa Bridge. We first visit Sagaing with Buddhism University of the area and its highlights: Buddha Cave, Uhminthonzae Paya, Khaungmudaw Stupa and viewing point where you can enjoy the panorama of Mandalay.
After your lunch time, we continue to cycle to Ava, 30-minute to the south of Mandalay, was known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. Stop by a tributary and cross it with a ferry. We cycle around Ava to Nanmyint leaning tower which gives a birds' eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza Monastery made of brick and stucco. Though the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. Return drive to Mandalay and see the two-century old U-Bein teak bridge and observe gorgeous sunset over Taungtaman Lake before getting back to hotel.
Day 8 : Mandalay - fly to Chiang Mai (Thailand)
Free time until transfer to Mandalay international airport at around 10:30 then take your flight to Chiang Mai (often by Bangkok Airways PG726 - please check with our consultant).
Our Myanmar adventure tour segment ends up at Mandalay airport.
Arrive in Chiang Mai (Thailand) then transfer to hotel for checking in. We invite you the first dinner in Thailand with delicious local cuisine in a fine restaurant. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 9 : Full day Chiang Mai Temple Tour by Tuk Tuk
This morning, you will meet guide and depart for visit five of the most important Chiang Mai. First visit transfer to visit Doi Suthep Temple which is one of the most sacred temples in Chiangmai - Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Located on hilltop in Northern - Thai style and containing holy relic of Lord Buddha and enjoy seeing panoramic view of the whole city. Continue visit four temples by Tuk Tuk. You will see the architectural diversity between the Lanna, Thai, Sri Lankan, Burmese and Mon styles. If you are a temple buff or would like to get more aquatinted with some of Chiang Mai's temples then this is a great way to spend half a day. The tour will also drop by a real suburban Chiang Mai market where an abundance of thai and local foods are offered.
You will visit:
Wat Phra Singh - A perfect example of the classic Northern Thai or Lanna style of temple architecture.
Wat Chiang Man - The oldest temple in the city. Founded in 1296 and features typical northern Thai temple architecture.
Wat Chedi Luang - Well known for its huge earthquake damaged chedi which was once the tallest structure in Chiang Mai.
Wat Suan Dok - The flower garden temple. Built in a forest grove in 1373 and now surrounded by a group of whitewashed Lanna stupors housing the remain of past Thai Royal families.
Day 10 : Visit elephant camp - Ox-Cart Riding - Bamboo Rafting
Breakfast at hotel, embark to the Elephants Camp to see the elephants at work in a jungle area. See how the elephants are trained for working with human and the elephant shows. Then, you have the chance for an exciting ride on the elephant ride along the trails and followed by Ox-Cart ride back to the camp - lunch at the elephant camp. Afternoon, enjoy on local handicraft bamboo rafting along Mae Taeng river. Return to Chiang Mai and a stop will be at Orchid Nursery. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 11 : Chiang Mai - Fly to Bangkok
This morning, you will transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your flight to Bangkok - the capital of Thailand.
Arrive in Bangkok airport, transfer to hotel then free time for your relaxation.
Day 12 : Grand Palace & Temple city tour
Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit: At first visit to Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit to Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas), also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. Lunch on own, after lunch we continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). After this place we drive back to the hotel and free at leisure.
Day 13 : Bangkok – Ayutthaya (Return by Cruise)
By air-conditioned car our journey leads us to Ayutthaya. Visit Bang-Pa-In, once King Rama V – this has some exquisite art works and the temples. Return down stream to Bangkok, enjoy the sights of the rural Thailand. In the evening arrival in Bangkok and transfer from pier to your hotel.
Day 14 : Bangkok - Krabi
Transfer to airport for a flight to Krabi (often used AirAsia FD3225). Arrive in Krabi, transfer to your resort. Free time for your relaxation.
Day 15 : Krabi Free day
Free time for relax and enjoy your resort.
Day 16 : Krabi Free day
Free time for relax and enjoy your resort.
Day 17 : Krabi - Bangkok - Siemreap (Cambodia)
Free time until taking the flight to Siemreap - Cambodia. You will need a short transit at Bangkok airport. Arrive in Siemreap late afternoon then free time to learn about the city. Overnight in Siemreap.
Day 18 : Siem Reap – Angkor Highlights
Early in the morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. At 09am come back to hotel for breakfast and then continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 19 : Siem Reap – Walking Village – Kayaking
After breakfast, you will transfer out of the Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside. Arrived in the village, you will start to walk through the village, witness with very nice and different activities from the locals for their daily life. Just as some examples: how the locals wash vehicles, selling gasoline in whiskey bottles or the small shops where the locals sell food on the side of small streets. On the way, you can take some fruits from the plants, view on this wonderful area and interact with very kindly people in the village and stop at one big local house to see how this family doing daily work such as making rice wine and handicraft works meanwhile the member of the family will offer us of fresh coconut and some rice wine to taste. Continue to walk to stop another local house where you will help out the family to cook the lunch for you, the food is very Cambodian taste and all authenticity Khmer Cuisine. After lunch, enjoy a 30-minute ox-cart ride through the rice paddies to reach to your car to transfer to Tonle Sap Lake. On arrival the lake, here we will board a quaint local boat which will take us to the amazing floating village for your unique kayaking experience. On arrival, you will be amazed as you kayak gently through this floating village where you will be welcomed by warming smiles from the humble Cambodian people who live on this fantastic lake or you can cruise on the boat in the village and kayak gently to the Tonle Sap Lake with great scenery and seeing rare birds. Our professionally trained guide will be able to explain the local customs on how the local people live, work, and trade before stopping a great spot for a stunning sunset (afternoon tour only) over great Tonle Sap Lake if you choose to do the sunset before transferring back by boat where our air conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to Siem Reap town.
Day 20 : Monk Blessing – Artisan – Old Market – Ho Chi Minh city (Sai gon, Vietnam)
After breakfast, you will transfer to Wat Damnak is one of the most beautiful pagodas in town with French colonial architecture reflecting its history and a large garden filled with statues. Bring candles and incense sticks to the pagoda and participate in a private good luck blessing ceremony, performed by local monks that reside at the temple. Sit on the mat while the monks chant blessings and sprinkle holy water on you – a traditional way which is believed pass on the good luck of the gods. Afterwards, a sacred thread will be tied around your wrist. This will protect you from any evil spirits or accidents. Before you continue on your journey, you will receive a small keepsake from the monks to remind you of this special moment.
In the afternoon visit to Artisans D’ Angkor focuses on training unschooled rural youth in traditional handicraft skills. Here you can discover traditional Cambodian handicraft skills and observe the artisans at work. Ancient techniques are still practiced here such as wood and stone carving, lacquering, gilding and silk painting. A guided tour will provide you with more insight into this organization and you may direct any questions to one of the artisans through your guide. Meet one of the experts from Artisans D’ Angkor who will explain about the overall operations and their goals for the future. You will also learn more about the artisans’ backgrounds and how this training has helped them to get a head start in life and visit to Old Market.
Transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Arriving in Tan Son Nhat international airport, you will be welcome by our Vietnam tour guide and transfer to your hotel in city center.
Day 21 : Sai gon - cycling Cu Chi Tunnel
Wake up in the first morning in Vietnam at the most bustling city then enjoy the breakfast in hotel. We start up our tour with an orientation city tour to know about this city and get along to the traffic in Vietnam. Then we drive 1 hour to the famous Cu Chi underground tunnel system to experience how the Viet Cong lived and fought during the American War. Take start up biking for about 25km to explore the rubber plantation and backroad. Then we get down to the tunnel to reveal the complex of the whole system for about 2.5 hours next. Admire the incredible survival ability of human beings under violent armed attacks. We are back to Saigon in afternoon. If time permit, we will have a short visit to the most highlights of the city. Overnight in Sai gon.
Day 22 : Sai Gon – Cai Lay - Cai Be
Today we really kick start our biking activity. In order to avoid heavy traffic in city center, we will leave hotel for Cai Lay at 8.30 am. We then start paddling on the countryside road around the beautiful villages. We will break for lunch at a local restaurant.
Following lunch, we enjoy a leisurely, two-hour afternoon bicycle ride along a narrow dirt road during which we traverse bridges and pass through local farms. Arriving in Cai Be, we board a boat to the floating market and then cruise over 1.5km-wide Mekong River. You can expect spectacular sunsets along the Mekong biking rout. We have dinner at and stay overnight in Caibe.
Day 23 : Cai Be – Vinh Long - Cycling to Can Tho
After breakfast we say goodbye to the family and cross the Mekong River on boat. Under the cool shelter of the green canopy, we take the boat crossing for Vinh Long. We then have an extended ride from Vinh Long to Cantho. This is a long day on two wheels, going through immense rice fields and countryside villages. After lunch, we continue cycling to our hotel in Cantho. Overnight in Cantho
Day 24 : Floating market - cycle to Long Xuyen - drive to Chau Doc
Early get up for a great boat trip to one of the busiest floating market in Southeast Asia - Cai Rang floating market. You need to wake up early this morning at around 5am. Cai Rang is wholesale market then it will finish at around 7am so that retail traders who bought commodity can move back to retail markets. We will see a lively and colorful market on a large bend of the river. Boat trip back to town for breakfast in the hotel then check out.
Turning up a quiet canal and mounting our bikes for a ride 2 hour in single trails along small canals and in countryside road, enjoying the beautiful Delta scenery and meeting the locals (many on bicycle too). We have lunch on the way at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we continue and finish cycling in Long Xuyen. The private van will transfer you from Long Xuyen to Chau Doc. Overnight in Chau Doc, dinner by yourself.
Day 25 : Chau Doc – Xeo Quyt Eco-Tourism - Saigon
After breakfast at hotel, the private van will transfer you back to Saigon with a stop for lunch on the way. The highlight today is visiting the fish-farm village producing tons and tons of fish beneath hundreds of floating homes of Cham village & Xeo Quyt Eco-Tourism. Then, you will enjoy the last cycling on Mekong delta about 1.5 hour on the way. Then the private van will transfer you to Saigon in the late afternoon then you will free at leisure for the rest of the day after along biking days in Mekong delta.
Day 26 : Saigon – Nam Cat Tien National Park
This morning, we will take a short transfer to get out of the busy city. On the way, our tour guide will brief an introduction about the traffic conditions and features in Vietnam. The starting ride for today is about 40km on good road conditions. Arrive the National Park around lunch time and we check in our rooms. Enjoy lunch at the park.
Afternoon, we start walking 8km along the ecologic route to the ancient trees such as: Lagerstroemia Ovalfolia (BangLang), Tetrameles nudiflora (Tung), Cycas rumphii (Thien Tue), Ancistrolandus tectorius (Trung quan), Afzelia cyclocarpa (Go). Then trek back to the center.
20.00 Jeep transfer to TaLai buffer zone for animal spotting (view animals at night).
Day 27 : Nam Cat Tien Trek – biking to Dalat
Wake up in the pure nature, in the sound of birds and wild animals. We will take another trek this morning to discover the wildlife here. Jeep transfer 9km inside the park to junction where we turn off the main route and trek 5km to Crocodile lake station. Take a short break at the lake watch tower. Then trek back to the main route where the jeep picks us up, transfer back to the center.
Hop back to our vehicles. We take bus ride or cycle this part up to Dalat at Central Highland. The average riding for today is about 40km. Get yourself at Dalat town center in late afternoon. Relax and check in the hotel.
Day 28 : Da Lat mountain biking to north
This trip starts to the North of Dalat City. We ride along picturesque scenic roads through farms to the forest paths where we start our off-road journey. The first section of trail is over Victory Lake and into forest paths.
The initial path is wide and inviting, very relaxing and quiet. But hold onto your helmets, because the trail narrows, becomes somewhat technical with roots and other fun obstructions abounding. Be ready to ride the roller coaster that is in front of you. It is OK to get off and walk your bike.
You will have nice views of the surrounding mountains along the way, including the highest mountain in the area, LangBian (2169 m top summit).
Day 29 : Dalat - biking down to Nha trang
This last ride is the longest one but also take place on the most beautiful path from Central Highland down to the beach, Nha trang.
It offers fantastic cycling in the highlands as well as down a 28 kilometer pass to the coast. The first section of the ride starts in pine forest and rolls through the hills with beautiful views of farms, countryside and Nui Ba Mountain.
There is one final 3 kilometer climb to the top of the pass before some serious downhill. The 28 kilometer, uninterrupted downhill section is the longest section of downhill we offer.
After reaching the bottom of the pass we have a picnic style lunch by the side of the river. The section of riding after lunch offers a beautiful sampling of country living in Vietnam, passing through small villages and farms. This section of riding, although pleasant, can be challenging as the hills roll continuously. Average riding distance is 70 kilometers with an option to ride more, or less. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 30 : Nha trang island tour
The tour guide will take you to enjoy the trip to Island today.
Firstly Take a speedboat to Mun Island:
Named Hon Mun because its stones are as black as ebony, Hon Mun is not only a place where tourists can observe and explore the sea creatures’ life but also is the best place for snorkeling in Vietnam. At Hon Mun, tourists can dive or take the glass-bottom boat to admire colorful corals and sea creatures. (On own expenses)
Then Go around Mot Island:
Hon Mot is one of the attractive islands in Nha Trang bay. It is a spot for snorkeling and escaping from Nha Trang.
Next Have a look Tam Island:
Tam Island is famous with its green tropical forest throughout 4 seasons and the long white sandy coastline.
After that Visit Tri Nguyen aquarium:
This is a lake on the sea with hundreds of special marine creatures.
Relax and enjoy meals at a Con Se Tre restaurant:
This is a waterfront restaurant located in the Bamboo Island. While enjoying Vietnamese seafood, Tourists can contemplate the beautiful sights of Nha Trang City. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 31 : Nha Trang free day at beach
Free time at your leisure or enjoy water sport on your own way.
Day 32 : Nha Trang - flight to Sai gon - Departure
Free time until catching a flight back to Sai gon and connecting with your flight back to your home country. The Vietnam adventure tour segment will close this awesome adventure tours across South East Asia countries.
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