Tour Type: Private tour
Destinations: Yangon, Ngwe Saung Beach, Luang Prabang, Vientiane
Our Laos and Myanmar Tours show you the very best of these holy lands. Begin your journey of discovery in mesmerising Yangon, home to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda. Unwind on the unspoiled beaches of Ngwe Saung before jetting off to Luang Prabang, a sleepy mountain city of red-roofed Buddhist monasteries and French-colonial architecture. Explore mysterious caves and take a dip is crystal clear pools under towering waterfalls before finishing up the quant capital of Vientiane.
Day 1: Arrival In Yangon
Day 2: Yangon Highlights
Day 3: Yangon- Ngwe Saung Beach
Day 4: Ngwe Saung Beach Break
Day 5: Ngwe Saung Beach- Yangon- Luang Prabang
Day 6: Luang Prabang- Pak Ou Caves- Ban Xang Hai
Day 7: Luang Prabang- Khouang Si Waterfalls
Day 8: Luang Prabang- Vientiane Highlights
Day 9: Vientiane Departure
Welcome to Myanmar, the Land of Golden Pagodas. Your Myanmar and Laos Tour begins in the mesmerising city of Yangon. Upon arrival, a friendly local guide will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this bustling city which, while no longer the capital, remains Myanmar’s most vibrant and commercially-important city.
After breakfast at your hotel, your once-in-a-lifetime tour of Myanmar begins with its most important Buddhist site, the Shwedagon Pagoda. Myanmar isn’t called the Land of Golden Pagodas without good reason, and Shwedagon is inarguably its most impressive. The 325ft stupa adorned with over 25 metric tonnes of gold leaf dominates Yangon’s skyline and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Soak up the contemplative atmosphere on the main terrace as Burmese monks in saffron robes stroll by collecting morning alms. Next, you will move on to the Sule Pagoda, a golden spire at the city’s throbbing epicentre. A blend of East meets West, take in a towering gold Buddhist pagoda, colonial British architecture, Chinese vendors and a Muslim mosque, all without the turn of a head. Unwind with a pre-lunch stroll through the picturesque Maha Bandoola Park before an afternoon trying your hand at bargaining for fine silks at the colourful Bogyoke Market, and sampling local life at Yangon’s thriving Chinatown district.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven by private car to Ngwe Saung Beach, a thirteen mile stretch of fine white sand by the clear warm waters of the Bay of Bengal. You’ll arrive in time to catch the sun setting over the seemingly-endless blue sea before a relaxing night in your resort hotel.
Ngwe Saung is all about relaxation; it’s a lie back, do nothing kind of place. Wiggle your toes in fine white sand, swim in the clear, year-round warm waters of the Bay of Bengal, or take a stroll along the narrow sandbar that connects Lovers’ Island to the mainland at low tide. If you find yourself craving a little more activity, sailing, boat trips to Bird Island, and snorkelling among dancing schools of tropical fish will give you plenty with which to occupy yourself for a couple of days. Be sure to sample the abundance of fresh seafood caught just off shore.
After breakfast at your hotel, take one last stroll along the perfect white sand before driving back to the capital. Your guide will take you to the airport for your short flight to Laos, having marveled at the best of Myanmar’s golden pagodas, and having wiled away the hours at one of the nation’s finest beaches.
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, a friendly local guide will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to soak in the mystique of this sleepy mountain-city of red-roofed Buddhist temples and French architecture.
This morning, your journey of discovery begins with a serene cruise down the Mekong, idling past scenes of rural riverside life and spectacular mountain scenery until you reach the Pak Ou Caves. Nestled among the limestone cliffs where the Mekong and and Nam OU rivers meet, the caves are split into two: one called Tham Ting; and the other Tham Theung. Both are filled with thousands of Buddha images and statues which have been deposited here over the centuries.
A short distance away from Pak Ou Caves, we visit the village of Ban Xang Hai, which has for centuries made the clay jars which are used to ferment Lao wine. Nowadays, the village also specialises in producing a wide range of ‘Lao Lao’ whisky and ‘Lau Hai’ wine. Be sure to try just a little before we head back down to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
After your trip to the caves, enjoy private tour of the city, calling in at Wat Xiengthong, Luang Prabang’s stunning Golden City Temple, Wat Aham, with its depictions of Buddha’s life painted on the walls, and the Royal Palace Museum, where you’ll have the chance to learn more about Lao history and culture. In the evening, you’re free to relax, or do a little exploring on your own.
You’ll start the day by observing the early-morning alms ritual of the saffron-robed monks that call this city home, perhaps even receiving a blessing. After breakfast at your hotel, you will head to explore more of Laos’ natural beauty at the stunning Khouang Si Waterfalls. After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a variety of Lao Minority Group villages, learning about their unique traditions and cultures, experiencing a totally different way of life. Spend the evening relaxing in your hotel, or venture out on your own.
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will take you to the airport for your short flight to Vientiane, the quaint Lao capital of charming markets and streetside noodle stalls. After check-in to your hotel, you’ll be given a fantastic tour of the city, beginning with the fascinating National Museum, where you’ll have a chance to gain a foundation understanding of Lao history that will help you make sense of much of what you’ve seen on the trip thus far. After the museum, it’s on to Wat Sisaket, the oldest wat (temple) in Vientiane, serving as home to a host of gorgeous murals and a beautifully ornate ceiling. The final stop of the morning is Wat Prokeo, housing some of the country’s finest sculptures.
After lunch, you’ll be driven the short journey northeast of the city to Pha That Luang, the most important national monument in Laos. This beautiful golden temple sits at the centre of a high-walled cloister with tiny windows and is said to enclose a piece of Buddha’s breastbone. After the Lao national icon, you’ll call in on a more recent monument, erected after Laos claimed independence from France, as you make your way back to the city. You’ll round off the day with a trip to Wat Si Muang, famed for its supernatural powers. The rest of the day is yours to relax, perhaps taking a sunset stroll along the Mekong before retiring to your hotel.
Today is yours to relax until it’s time to head for airport for your ongoing flight, leaving Southeast Asia with many wonderful memories and stories to share with your loved ones back home.
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Professional licensed English-speaking guide.
Passion Indochina Travel will provide you with a dynamic professional local private tour guide, a private chauffeur and a transportation that suits your style and gives you pleasure, comfort and security through every points of your destination. All our tour guides in our company are registered English Speaking Guides, they are passionate about their city and they take pride in sharing it with others.With our private local tour guide, you’d get the chance to see and learn more among the historic places in the world and their cultures. Be amazed with the breathtaking scenery of Asia and enjoy some once in a lifetime adventure!
Private Tour Guide
The tour guide is always punctual on every destination he/she is needed. You will be picked up at the airport and will be escorted to your hotel and tend to your stuff til their services is needed again. They will also assist you at the airport at every departure, seeing to it that you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint. All the tour guides in all your choices of destination are Locals. Since they know all the areas of the tours you're taking, they make sure that they share to you all the information may it be historical facts, dates and anecdotes or tell stories about the tour sites to make it more interesting and entertaining. They would also suggest the best spots for picture taking.Our tour guides are also flexible when it comes to the itinerary changes if there's any unexpected reason and will be more than accommodating to any alternative suggestions just to ensure that you will have an incredible experience.
Arrive in the comfort of your style. Depending on the group size, and the tour packages of your choice, we would accommodate you with the best transportation and a professional Chauffeur to assist you wherever and whenever you need. They would be happy to transport you.