Design Your Own Southeast Asia Journey!
Visit the wats (temples) in Chang Mai or the Burmese-style wats Jong Kham and Jong Klang in Mae Hong Son. Take an elephant ride through the forest, or a long-tail motorboat ride on the Pai River. You can create a custom journey through this incredible region by combining up to 7 of our Southeast Asia itineraries. It's your own private adventure!
Choose your own activities with an itinerary that you create for yourself!
- Combine multiple itineraries to create your own Southeast Asia journey!
- Discover Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, Ba Be National Park, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hanoi, on foot or by kayak—you choose from three itineraries!
- Explore the beautiful architectural glories of Myanmar: sacred pagodas, ancient Buddhist temples, and monasteries that defy the imagination
- Visit Thailand’s Wats, take an elephant ride through the forest, and a long-tail motor boat on the Pai River!
- Explore the vast temples of Angkor, including Angkor Wat, and the walled city of Angkor Thom—a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Experience the kindest, gentlest people in the world in Cambodia’s Luang Prabang and their traditional way of life
Duration: 5 days Start Location: Chiang Mai End Location: Chiang MaiDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Chiang Mai
Transfer on your own to Bangkok International Airport and fly to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai Airport, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we visit Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 3,280 feet. The temple is reached by a staircase with 290 steps, flanked by a naga balustrade on either side. The monastery was built by King Gue-Na in 1383. The center is a big Chedi (spired pagoda), which contains relics of Lord Buddha. You then pass the city’s biggest market- Talad Wararot, before going to two important temples: Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Sing.
Day 2 : Mae Hong Son
Morning flight to Mae Hong Son. Arrival in Mae Hong Son and transfer to your hotel for check-in. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Burmese-style temples Wat Jong Kham and Wat Jong Klang, located next to a large pond in the southern part of town. Wat Jong Kham was built nearly 200 years ago by Shan people who make up about 50% of the population of Mae Hong Son. Wat Jong Klang houses 100-year-old glass paintings and woodcarvings from Burma, which depict the various lives of Buddha. Afterwards drive uphill to visit Wat Phra Dhat Doi Kong Moo, which on clear days offers a beautiful view over Mae Hong Son. Dinner at Bai Fern Restaurant.
Day 3 : Mae Hong Son
After breakfast, transfer to an elephant camp for a 1-hour elephant ride through the forest. Then onto a long-tail motor boat for a one hour trip on the Pai River from Ban Huay Dua to the hanging Bridge. Lunch at Golden Pai Resort. In the afternoon, visit the Khaya (Karen) hill tribe village of Ban Nai Soi Padongvillage, home of the Long necked tribe (Giraffe Women), who wear numerous brass rings around their elongated necks. On the return trip to Mae Hong Son, stop at Phu Klon Mud Spa, which is one among three natural mud sources in the world. (Mud body mask, mud facials and other treatments can be arranged optionally and to be paid on spot).
Day 4 : Chiang Mai – Depart
Visit to the morning market. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Drive southwards to visit the "Meo Micro Wave" hill tribe village located on a steep mountain next to a relay station, from where the village got its name. Transfer to the airport and fly to Bangkok via Chiang Mai.
DATES: Best time to go: January - April, October - December Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
2011 & 2012 Prices
$325 internal air
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