Chiang Mai: over 300 temples, wooden houses, quiet leafy gardens; Mae Sa Elephant Rehabilitation Centre; Colonial, Imperial Luang Prabang; Mysterious Plain of Jars; Halong Bay: Overnight Huong Hai Junk Cruise; Northern Vietnam tribal encounter; Charming, historic Hoi An; Mekong Delta boat trip

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Tue 27 Oct 2015Tue 24 Nov 2015 $5390
Tue 23 Feb 2016Tue 22 Mar 2016 $5390
Tue 25 Oct 2016Tue 22 Nov 2016 $5390

Optional Single Supplement: $1473 (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

The beginning of our adventure takes place in Thailand, where the grand city of Bangkok showcases some of the country's most renowned temples; such notable landmarks include the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Temple of the Dawn. One of the best ways to become acquainted with the soul of any country is discovering the remoter destinations. We travel to the limestone hills of Northern Thailand and meet the residents of some of the world's most secluded tribes. We are soon off to view the sights of Laos and and embark on a boat journey through the Pak Ou Caves, where 4, 000 images of Buddha decorate the rock walls. Our trip to the mysterious Plain of Jars exposes us to the various theories why hundreds of these jars are scattered across the horizon, but we can still only hypothesize as to the true reason. Nature is also responsible for some perplexing work of its own, especially with the many streams that flow through the elaborate network of caves below Vang Vieng. In Vietnam, we are spoiled by immeasurable delights. We board a comfortable cruise vessel and make our way through Halong Bay, where massive limestone peaks pierce the crystal waters and tower over our boat as it weaves its way through the labyrinth. This is the perfect time to sit back and relax as we're served some of the local seafood dishes prepared on board. There will be opportunity to get your feet wet when we step off the boat to wander the sandy beaches of some of the pristine islands that dot the waters.

Regions visited: Southeast Asia
Countries visited: Thailand; Laos and Vietnam


Carol B. (Gabriola Island, BC, CA)

I thoroughly enjoyed the elephant experience in Chiang Mai. White Temple stop on the road to Chiang Rai was fascinating. In Luang Prabang wat visits were great,as was the boat ride and Buddha caves. I loved the days of driving through the mountains and seeing village life by the side of the road and all the local markets.