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Viet nam overview
It’s been open to tourists for over 20 years now, but Vietnam remains shrouded in an air of mystery and danger. If you’re looking for an active destination that offers more than the pleasures of sun, sea and sand, this could be it. And, although coming to Vietnam and trying to avoid the war that decimated the country for almost 20 years up to the mid-70s would be crazy, there is a lot more here than battlefield memories.
Laos overview
Known as Lan Xang (Land of a Million Elephants) – has an appeal few countries can match. Neighboring Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand often overshadow this hidden gem of South East Asia, but holidays to Laos offer fantastic off the beaten track adventures for travelers looking for inspiration and culture
Cambodia overview
Like other countries in South East Asia, Cambodia has superb ancient sights, friendly locals, pristine jungle scenery, long white beaches and colorful, bustling local markets. Unlike other countries, most areas are completely untouched by tourism and offer incredible experiences for the more adventurous travelers.
Thailand overview
It's not surprising that Thailand has become Asia's most popular tourist attraction because it has something for every traveler; unmapped jungle to the west, adventure tours to the north, and to the south, islands surrounded by sea so blue the sky might have been rinsed into them. Our adventure tours offer a view of the best wildlife, people and landscapes in South East Asia.
Myanmar overview
Travel to Burma, now officially known as Myanmar will be like exploring an unknown territory where unexpected pleasure and adventures awaits. MYANMAR, formerly known as Burma, is one of the least known countries in Asia. The country offers great historical value, rich cultural heritage, and insight to a unique daily life style. It also possesses a vast ecological diversity ranging from Himalayan peaks to tropical beaches
Bali overview
Bali is one of the most beautiful islandS in Indonesia. The island covers a few small neighboring islands as well as the isle of Bali. The main island is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Bali is a land that appears to have a magnet at its exceptionally heart. It is a feeling which is challenging to grasp unless encountered.
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Overview
Dynamic Bangkok, fascinating Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Famous Golden Triangle, discover authentic hill tribe culture, dramatic mountain scenery, elephant camp, spectacular Wat Doi Su Thep ancient temples & local markets.
Tour Highlights
The remarkable journey offers an endless amount of history and charm, elegance and beauty. Temples climb mountains and adorn summits. Beaches sparkle with pure effervescence. Elephants continue to roam the jungles with jubilant cries. From the regal waterway of Bangkok to the solid gold Buddha of Tirmitr Temple, the stunning panorama overlooking Phuket Island to the quintessential Old City of Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai protected by a historic fortress. Every day in Thailand will be an unforgettable experience.
Itinerary
[+] Detailed Itinerary
Quick facts
Trip Code: 1603940001
Trip Type: Comfort
Duration: 9 days
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Holiday Itinerary
Day 1: Bangkok
 
Arrive in Bangkok airport, meet with our guide and transfer to hotel. Free time.
 
Day 2: Tour of Bangkok
 
The morning visit includes the Grand Palace, built in the latter half of the 18th century, the palace continues to be a symbol of the king, though it is now used largely for ceremonial purposes. Within the palace complex are sensational temples that house some of the most well-preserved and coveted Buddhist artifacts, including Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
 
Day 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok
 
Depart to Ayutthaya.  Visit the Summer Palace of Rama V at Bang Pa In and Ayutthaya, the ancient and glorious capital of Siam where you can find the ruined temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Phanan Choeng. On the way to Lop Buri, visit Phra Prang Sam Yot and San Phra Kan Monkey Temple.  
 
Day 4: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai- Lampang
 
Begin the day with a visit to a Buddha statue workshop and observe the skilled craftsmen at work. Continue to the ancient cities and historical landmarks of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai, both protected by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Visit Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat.
 
Day 5: Lampang – Phayao - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai
 
Visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang past pineapple plantation.Arrive at the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. Visit the 212 House of Opium. Next, we'll proceed to Mae Sai. Visit to the popular market and bridge over the River Ruak to Myanmar. Also, visit Hilltribe Museum and Education Center.
 
Day 6: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
 
Morning visit to Chiang Rai market and Wat Phra Kaew temple. Board a traditional long tail boat of 3.5 hours  cruise to Pha Tai. Visit to hill tribe village. Travel to Chianh Mai via Tha Ton.
 
Day 7: Chiang Mai
 
Depart to Chiang Dao Elephant Training Centre and ride one of these mighty animals before a gentle bamboo raft trip down the river. Visit a Palung hill tribe village and enjoy breathtaking views of the region from a viewpoint. Continue to the sacred mountaintop temple of Wat Prathat Doi Suthep.
 
Day 8: Chiang Mai- Phuket
 
Transfer to airport for a short flight to Phuket. Your free time.
  
Day 9: James Bond Discovery by speed boat
 
Drive to Phang Nga. Visit Elephant Camp and enjoy elephant trekking. Then, board the speed boat to Phang Nga Bay, where you will discover "James Bond Island." Lunch at Pan Yee floating Village. Then cruise along the Mangrove Forest.
  
Day 10: Departure
 
Transfer to airport for your departure flight.
 
Dates & Prices
All Pioneer Asia Holidays’s tours are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.
Availability
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(*) All prices quoted on this website and in The Indochina Trekking Company are in American Dollar per person, land only and based on twin/double occupancy.

What is the single supplement?

The single supplement option is available if you are traveling solo and prefer the privacy of your own room. Please refer to the pricing section on the itinerary of your choice within our brochures, to see the supplement. A twin share option is also available, which means you can share a room with another guest of the same gender and therefore avoid paying the single supplement.
What's Included
v  Experienced English speaking guide
v  Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
v  Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
v  Bottled drinking water for sightseeing.
v  All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
v  Accommodation in twin shared room in hotel with daily breakfast.
v  Simple First Aid Kit.
v  International flight reconfirmation. 
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We had great time in Indochina
On behalf of Kassie and myself, I want to thank you.  The trip was amazing!  The services were great.  You did a wonderful job.  No issues at all!  I would like to let you know that all of the guides were outstanding, but I do want to give Loan, our first guide in Vietnam a special outstanding recommendation.  She was knowledgeable, spoke awesome English, went out of her way for us, and was all around not only a great guide but a great person as well.  A+
I will recommend all my friends to use your services!

Thank you and please keep in touch.
Thank for the great motorbike trip
Hi Tuan, 

You have delivered everything as you promised. I will defiantly recommend you and Pioneer Asia Holidays as a go to provider in the future.

Again thank you for your professionalism and advice.we have enjoyed every aspect of your fantastic country.

Kind regards

Dave from UK
djthomas9a@gmail.com