Mon. 3 Depart Vancouver with Cathay Pacific Airlines
Tue. 4 Evening Arrival Bangkok , transfer to hotel
Wed. 5 A.M. sightseeing: Royal Palace, Emerald Buddha, National Museum. Afternoon free.
Thu. 6 Full day sightseeing: Temple of Dawn, Floating Market, Rose Garden, Elephant show, Cultural show.
Fri. 7 Fly to Chiang Mai. Sightseeing: Doi Sithep Tem- ple, Meo Hill Tribe village, ATTEND THE YI PING (LANTERN) FESTIVAL.
Sat. 8 Elephant Safari. Afternoon raft trip on the Mae Ping River, Orchid Nursery
Sun. 9 Drive to Chiang Rai stop at the ancient city of Chiang Saen. Afternoon visit to an Akha Tribe village
Mon.10 Visit a Karen Tribe village and Kuo Min Yunan Chinese settlement.
Tue. 11 Short drive to the Myanmar border for our flight to Heho and drive to Inle Lake.
Wed.12 Boat tour of the lake, visiting a fishing village, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, stop at a village famous for weaving.
Thu. 13 All day drive to Mandalay with stops at points of interest.
Fri. 14 Mandalay. Visit to the Mahagandayon Monastery, Gold Buddha, silk weaving workshop, Golden Palace Monastery.
Sat. 15 Drive to Bagan with stop at Mount Popa an ex- tinct volcano and shrine.
Sun. 16 Visits to: Local market, 11th Century Shwezigion Pagoda and Manuha Temple, sunset over the plain containing hundreds of temples.
Mon. 17 All day drive to Yangon with sightseeing stops
Tue. 18 Two thousand year old Sule Pagoda, giant re- clining Buddha, famous Shwedagon Pagoda.
Wed. 19 A.M. flight to Bangkok and home. Or to Siem Reap or Hanoi
|A second departure will take place departing on October 25th, 2014 and travelling in the exact opposite direction. This way both groups will be in Chiang Mai together to experience the Yi Peng Festival.|
BANGKOK: Fascinating mixture of modern buildings and spectacular traditional palaces and temples.
CHIANG MAI: Thailand’s northern capital, a moated walled ancient town full of history that has evolved into a bustling city. The lush hills contain unique ethnic villages.
CHIANG RAI: More tranquil than Chiang Mai, home of the ”long-neck” Karen people and other ethnic groups.
INLE LAKE: Surrounded by mountains the lake shore is dotted with villages built on stilts, many have floating gardens...beautiful spot.
MANDALAY: Great view from Mandalay Hill, Gold leaf covered giant Buddha at Mahamuni, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak monastery.
BAGAN: 4,400 temples in the space of downtown Vancouver, many date back to the 11th century.
YANGON: (Rangoon) Myanmar’s largest city; the waterfront area contains fine examples of British colonial architecture. The 2500 year old 98m golden Shwedagon Paya Stupa is a must see
|Chiang Mai Yi Peng festival.|
Our departure date was chosen so that we can attend this beautiful festival. The climax is the launching of hundreds of lighted lanterns which fill the sky. The festivities also include beauty pageants, lantern decoration contests and fireworks.
Your tour price includes:
- Return air fare from Vancouver with Cathay Pacific
- Accommodation (4 star) hotels.
- domestic travel by ship, bus or plane as per itinerary
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily
- Canadian escort plus an English speaking local guide
- Admissions to museums, historical and cultural sites, and scheduled entertainments
- Tips and baggage handling
- All taxes and Airport fees and transfers
- Beverages, laundry, telephone calls and all items of a personal nature, travel insurance
Day 1 Fly Yangon to Siem Reap, rest of day free
Day 2 Optional viewing of the sunrise over the Tem- ples. Tour the iconic Byon and Ta Prohm Tem- ples, Terrace of the Elephants, Royal Palace etc.
Day 3 All day sightseeing of Bantreay Srei, Ta Prohm and Roulos Temples.
Day 4 Fly to Bangkok and home OR to Vietnam. $1,168.00 per person (Single supplement $90.00 Price includes 3 day Angkor Wat pass
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi from Yangon or Siem Reap, visit The Old Quarter, evening Puppet Show.
Day 2 Drive to Halong Bay, cruise the Descending Dragon Bay, Overnight on the boat.
Day 3 Sightseeing around Hanoi. Overnight train to Hue
Day 4 Sightseeing in the ancient Capital, Linh Mu Pagoda on the Perfume River, Tombs of the Kings
Day 5 Drive to Hoian,, an ancient coastal city, visit Marble Mountain, Terracotta village.
Day 6 Hoian, Vist Tu Bon River, Afternoon free to shop. Hoian is famous for its hand-made cloth ing
Day 7 Fly Danang to Saigon, city sightseeing, market.
Day 8 Tayninh Caodai Temple, Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 9 Fly to Bangkok and connection home. $1,554.00 per person (Single supplement $386.00) Above prices include air fares, 4* or 5* hotels, sightseeing, tips and taxes, and guide throughout.