The two friendliest countries in South East Asia, the combination of Myanmar and Laos is unique but one which is essential. We take you from the Inle lake of Myanmar to the river Mekong in Luang Prabang and you would still feel that nothing has changed, because peace always stays.
November - March
|Days||9 Nights / 10 Days|
|From||Mumbai to Yangon - Luang Prabang to Mumbai|
01 Dec 2018 to 10 Dec 2018
INR 80000 + USD 1850 per person on twin sharing basis
|Direct Joining Cost||
USD 2215 per person on twin sharing basis | Excludes Airfare, Visa, Insurance
Step 1: Booking amount of INR 50000 per person (plus GST @ 5%) to be paid at booking along with the time of booking along with the copy of the Passport.
Step 2: Balance INR & USD payment + GST @ 5% 60 days before the departure date/ before visa process starts) whichever is earlier.
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*Tour Cost & Itinerary is subjected to change.
Myanmar is about its simplicity. The way of life that will enchant you and will make you feel like watching those old Hindi movies of the 60’s. Myanmar is about traveling back in time as much it is about embracing the new. Luang Prabang in Laos is a less rustic version of Myanmar. However, the peace and nature prevail in Laos too. Come with us and experience Myanmar and Luang Prabang through its countryside and hear from its people. For it's the people that you would really remember more than the monuments that they once made.
Arrive at 0940 hours on a Bangkok Airways flight at Yangon International airport. Upon arrival meet up with our guide and transfer to Hotel for day use. After lunch, transfer to domestic terminal to take a flight to Bagan at 1500 hrs. Arrive Bagan, transfer to your hotel for check in.
Our morning tour of Bagan, one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination, would include highlights such as busy Bagan’s distinctive pagodas such as; Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best preserved in Old Bagan. In the afternoon we will visit a lacquer ware craft shop to see the process of hand-making beautiful artifacts. Later we will drive to the most famous old wooden monastery, Nat Htauk Kyaung. Early in the evening we will sail on the Irrawaddy River just in time to catch the sunset. For the next day we will pack a small bag for our two nights stay on the Inle.
Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Heho. On arrival we will first visit the beautiful Pindaya caves with more than thousand statues of Golden Buddha kept at various levels. Will have leisurely lunch near the caves. Our drive to Nyuang Shwe village on the banks of the Inle Lake would be for 2 hours. In the evening we will board the snake boats to the Hotel on the Lake, we will check in. The sunset can be enjoyed from the viewing deck.
The morning is beautiful on the lake. Inle Lake is one of the top tourist attractions in Myanmar. Today’s sightseeing will be by long tailed boat to first the Innpawkhone Village where you can see lotus and silk weaving industries. Next visit Nanpan to see the traditional boat making, cheroot (Burmese cigar) making factory. We will also be able to see how people have been living in the houses built on stilts as you pass them in your boat. As we head back to our hotel, will see the traditional anglers going about their job with the conical fishing nets in the lake. This is an excellent photo opportunity. Evening is once again free to enjoy the Sunset.
After a leisurely breakfast, will visit the beautiful Indein Village on the August River, which feeds the Inle Lake. Lunch will be overlooking the river. We will then speed to back to the town, Nyuangshwe. On arrival check in the Hotel. Evening is best enjoyed on your own in the town, which still has an old-world feel. You could opt to take a traditional Burmese massage.
Our flight to Yangon will take 1.5 hours and on arrival we will first visit the 'Bahadur Shah Zafar Tomb'. We also pass by the house of 'Aung Sang Su kyi' and then have a local 'Yangon Lunch Experience'. In the evening, visit the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda, which towers over all of Yangon. It is perhaps the most beautiful pagoda complex in all of Asia. As the sun sets, the gold on the Pagoda suddenly appears to be crimson red. This is a fitting end to our Myanmar experience. Overnight in Yangon.
In the morning after breakfast we will proceed to the airport to take a flight to Luang Prabang, Laos again via Bangakok. On arrival, we will check in our Hotel Sala Prabang, on the banks of the Mekong and the Nam Kham Rivers, in the central UNESCO district of the town. The next two days we would like to divide into Morning – Afternoon and Evening to make your Lao experience unique.
Morning: Today will be slightly active but well laid out. After enjoying breakfast next to the Mekong, we will leave to visit the Living Land Farm, where you will learn about the most important aspect of Lao Life, the Sticky Rice. You will enter the Paddy Field to sow the sapling, and then go through 14 stages before it is served to you as a snack with the local delicacies. You will also learn about ‘Sustainable Tourism’ where what we grow and earn is shared with the community.
Afternoon: After the Sticky Rice Adventure, we will proceed to the most beautiful waterfall of Laos, the Kuang Si Waterfall. The Turquoise waters move in steps over calcium and limestone rocks and every step is a picture opportunity. For those who want to bathe in the fall or take a short swim can do so. Lunch will be served overlooking the waterfall. Later we will pass through the Asian Bear Conservation Centre and learn about how the Asian Bears on the verge of Extinction are saved and nurtured. Enjoy the Lao Coconut and try finishing it, before stepping in our mini vans to head back to Luang Prabang.
In Laos, a land full of Buffalos the dairy industry was non-existent. Later an Australian couple like many expats have changed the Laotian way of looking at things. Enjoy a visit to the Buffalo Dairy with a tour to the mini-farm. Here we will be getting a chance at feeding the Buffalos and calves. We will enjoy lunch made from the farm as well with lots of dairy products.
Evening: We can enjoy a walk in the night market in the evening after dinner.
Early Morning: Laos is a Buddhist Country and in Luang Prabang, a temple sits besides a French colonial building, making it a very special fusion. We would wake up before the dawn and set out to witness the Alms Giving Ceremony. You would be seated on a plastic stool with a Kilo of home cooked sticky rice in a special bamboo basket. As the monks pass you, small portions of rice need to place in their bowl. As the sun comes up it feels very holy seated outside the temple and witnessing the many monks walking silently. Return to the Hotel for breakfast.
Afternoon: The Elephant Village experience is truly unique, as you would be first briefed about how the Centre takes care of the rescued Elephants from the South of Laos where they are used in the Logging Industry. We would then ride on the Elephants without the ‘Howdah’, which is a wooden enclosure place on the back. We will directly ride on the neck of the Elephant and as the mighty creature walks downhill to the River and inside the water, it is quite an adventure. The Mahout who rides behind would get down and let you be with your elephant alone for some time. Walk up to the camp back and then after enjoying a locally prepared lunch overlooking the lovely Nam Khan River, we walk down again to take part in the Elephant Bathing. Later you can choose to walk in the jungle to meet Maxi, the baby elephant that was born in the camp. After some late afternoon rest, we would set out for our last evening together.
Evening: The evening would await us on the Mekong in a traditional long boat as the sunsets beautifully behind the mountains and as we come downstream, we will turn the engine off our boat and just be with the setting sun in peace with only the sound of the river to accompany.
After breakfast, we will then set out to visit the Royal Palace, the Royal temple and climb the steps of the Wat Xienthong; the most beautiful of the temples in Luang Prabang. We will also visit a paper village for some last minute souvenirs made from art paper. After lunch we will bid good bye to our Laos experience as we board the Bangkok Air flight back to Mumbai.
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Passport Validity: 06 or more months valid after the scheduled return
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