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Tour Overview

Embark on a 21-day Asia tour through China, Laos, and Thailand, a journey that blends cultural immersion, natural wonders, and vibrant urban exploration. Begin in Beijing, where you'll traverse the Great Wall, explore imperial treasures, and savor the iconic Peking duck. Shanghai awaits, offering a modern skyline and historical charm. In Kunming, marvel at the Naigu Stone Forest before venturing to serene Luang Prabang, Laos, for spiritual encounters and cascading waterfalls.

Then, Thailand beckons with artistic wonders in Chiang Rai, culinary adventures in Chiang Mai, and a heartwarming elephant encounter. Finally, relax on Krabi's beaches before delving into Bangkok's cultural riches. This epic adventure promises unforgettable memories.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Stand atop the Great Wall at Jinshanling, gazing at endless watchtowers and rugged landscapes during a thrilling 3-hour hike.
  • Immerse yourself in Beijing's rich history, exploring the Forbidden City and the enchanting Hutongs, where tradition meets modernity.
  • Witness the breathtaking skyline of Shanghai from the Shanghai Tower's panoramic observation deck.
  • Wander the charming Former French Concession, joining locals in morning exercises and discovering Shikumen architecture.
  • Climb the Naigu Stone Forest in Kunming, a surreal sea of black stone formations with panoramic summit views.
  • Experience the spiritual alms-giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, connecting with local culture at its core.
  • Explore the lush Kuang Si Waterfall and meet rescued bears at Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre.
  • Cruise the Mekong River, visiting hill tribe villages and observing the lives of ethnic minorities.
  • Marvel at the ethereal White Temple and immerse in art and culture at Chiang Rai's Black House, a unique Thai experience.
  • Feel the gentle giants' presence at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, as you feed, walk with, and bathe rescued elephants.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of Krabi's pristine beaches and the freedom to explore nearby islands or indulge in spa treatments.
  • Explore Bangkok's cultural gems, including Wat Pho with its reclining Buddha and the historic Grand Palace, a testament to Thailand's rich history.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Beijing, you'll be greeted by your friendly guide and driver at the airport.

    They will assist you with the transfer to your hotel, ensuring a smooth check-in process.

    After settling into your accommodation, the rest of the day is at your leisure to recover from your journey or explore the surroundings.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  2. Your day begins with a visit to the vast Tian'anmen Square, where you'll learn about its historical significance and admire its grandeur.

    Explore the Forbidden City, an architectural masterpiece that served as the imperial palace for centuries. Your guide will share captivating stories about the emperors and court life.

    China Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    Next, delve into the heart of Beijing's culture by wandering through the Hutongs, narrow alleyways that offer a glimpse into traditional Chinese life.

    In the evening, indulge in a culinary delight with a Beijing roast duck dinner, a mouthwatering local specialty.

    Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  3. Rise early and embark on a scenic drive to the Jinshanling Great Wall, a remote section known for its stunning vistas and well-preserved watchtowers. Enjoy a rewarding hike along the wall for approximately 3 hours, traversing rugged terrain and taking in breathtaking panoramic views.

    China Beijing Jinshanling Great Wall
    Jinshanling Great Wall

    After your hike, savor a hearty lunch at the base of Jinshanling.

    In the afternoon, return to Beijing, reflecting on the awe-inspiring experience of conquering this ancient wonder.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  4. Your day commences with a visit to the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its exquisite garden and lakeside pavilions. Explore the intricately designed palace complex and enjoy a peaceful boat ride on Kunming Lake.

    China Beijing Summer Palace Boat Trip
    Take a boat trip on Kunming Lake in Summer Palace

    After a satisfying lunch, you'll board a high-speed train to Shanghai, a city that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

  5. Begin your exploration of Shanghai with a visit to Yu Garden, a classical Chinese garden filled with picturesque ponds and traditional architecture.

    Stroll along the Bund, a historic waterfront promenade lined with grand colonial-era buildings. Your guide will provide insights into the city's transformation.

    China Shanghai The Bund
    Panorama of Shanghai Bund

    Embark on a relaxing cruise along the Huangpu River, offering captivating views of both the old and new sides of Shanghai.

    The day concludes at the Shanghai Tower, where you'll ascend to the observation deck to witness the glittering cityscape.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

  6. Venture into the charming Former French Concession area, known for its tree-lined streets and European influence. Join locals as they engage in morning exercises at a nearby park, a fascinating glimpse into daily life.

    Explore Shikumen, a style of architecture unique to Shanghai that combines Chinese and Western elements.

    China Shanghai Shikumen
    Explore Shikumen

    In the afternoon, you'll be escorted to Shanghai Airport for your flight to Kunming, the next leg of your journey.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

  7. Your day in Kunming begins with a visit to the Naigu Stone Forest, an otherworldly landscape of dark, jagged limestone formations. Embark on a climb to the summit for breathtaking panoramic views of this natural wonder.

    China Kunming Naigu Stone Forest
    Naigu Stone Forest

    As you descend, explore Kunming's Old Street, sampling local snacks and immersing yourself in the city's vibrant street culture.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Kunming

  8. Bid farewell to China as you're transferred to Kunming South Railway Station to catch a train to Luang Prabang, Laos.

    Upon arrival, your local guide will warmly welcome you and accompany you to your hotel, where you can unwind and prepare for the adventures ahead.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Luang Prabang

  9. Begin your day with a visit to Wat Xieng Thong, a stunning temple that showcases traditional Lao craftsmanship.

    Dive into the rich history and culture of Laos with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum.

    Laos Luang Prabang Royal Palace Museum
    Royal Palace Museum

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant local atmosphere at a bustling market, where you can shop for handicrafts and local delicacies.

    Discover the artistry of traditional weaving at the Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Centre.

    As the sun sets, enjoy a scenic dinner cruise on the Mekong River, where you'll witness the city's landmarks bathed in golden light.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Luang Prabang

  10. Rise early to witness the alms-giving ceremony, a sacred Buddhist tradition in which monks collect alms from locals and visitors.

    Laos Luang Prabang Alms-giving Ceremony
    Witness the Alms-giving Ceremony in the early morning

    Share breakfast with a local family in a nearby village, gaining insight into rural Lao life.

    The day takes you to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall, where you can swim in turquoise pools or simply soak in the natural beauty.

    Conclude your day with a visit to the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, dedicated to the welfare of rescued bears.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Luang Prabang

    Laos Kuang Si Waterfall
    Kuang Si Waterfall

  11. Embark on a memorable day trip, starting with a boat journey to the Pak Ou Caves, home to thousands of Buddha statues.

    Laos Pak Ou Caves
    Pak Ou Caves

    Savor a delicious lunch on the boat as you cruise along the scenic river.

    Visit a hill tribe village, offering a unique opportunity to witness the traditional production process of Lao whisky.

    Head to your hotel in Pakbeng and reflect on the day's encounters and experiences.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Pakbeng

  12. After breakfast, set off on a boat trip along the picturesque Mekong River, observing the lives of ethnic minorities along the way, including the Miao and Yao ethnic groups.

    Disembark at Houayxay, where the cruise company will assist you in crossing the Laos-Thailand border.

    Upon arrival in Thailand, your friendly Thai guide and driver will meet you and drive you approximately 1.5 hours to your comfortable Chiang Rai hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Rai

  13. Explore the fascinating art and culture of Chiang Rai, starting with a visit to the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), a breathtakingly intricate masterpiece.

    Thailand Chiang Rai White Temple
    White Temple

    Immerse yourself in the enigmatic Black House (Baan Dam Museum), an eclectic art exhibit showcasing the works of the renowned Thai artist Thawan Duchanee.

    In the afternoon, continue your journey to Chiang Mai, where you'll settle into your accommodation.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  14. Your day in Chiang Mai begins at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a hilltop temple offering panoramic views of the city.

    Thailand Chiang Mai Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    Experience the charm of Chiang Mai's streets as you take a rickshaw ride through its bustling markets and historic lanes.

    In the afternoon, discover the secrets of Thai cuisine as you participate in a cooking class, learning to prepare traditional dishes.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  15. Embark on a heartwarming adventure at the Elephant Nature Park, where you'll interact with and care for rescued elephants.

    Feed, walk alongside, and even bathe these gentle giants in the refreshing river, creating lasting memories.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park
    Elephant Nature Park

  16. After breakfast, you'll fly to Krabi, a tropical paradise known for its stunning beaches and vibrant culture.

    Upon landing, your guide and driver will be waiting to welcome you and ensure a smooth transfer to your chosen hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind and explore Krabi at your leisure.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Krabi

  17. These days offer you the freedom to relax and enjoy the natural beauty and activities of Krabi, from sunbathing on the beaches to exploring nearby islands or indulging in spa treatments.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Krabi

    Thailand Krabi Ao Nang Beach
    Relax on Ao Nang Beach in Krabi

  18. This day is free for you.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Krabi

  19. After a leisurely morning in Krabi, you'll board a flight to Bangkok.

    Upon arrival in the bustling capital, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to rest or explore the city's vibrant street life.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  20. Begin your day with a visit to Wat Pho, home to the renowned reclining Buddha statue and beautifully adorned with intricate mosaics.

    Thailand Bangkok Wat Pho
    The impressive golden statue in Wat Pho

    Enjoy a thrilling tuk-tuk ride through a vibrant flower market, where you'll witness a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances.

    Explore the historic Grand Palace, a testament to Thailand's rich history and architectural grandeur.

    Glide along the Chao Phraya River on a traditional long-tail boat, making a stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, known for its stunning architecture.

    In the afternoon, head to bustling Chinatown to experience its lively atmosphere and culinary delights.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

    Thaliand Bangkok Wat Arun
    Wat Arun

  21. Your journey concludes with a day of leisure in Bangkok. Enjoy your free time, perhaps indulging in last-minute shopping or exploring the city's vibrant neighborhoods.

    Your driver will then escort you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination or your journey back home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $4239 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 20 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • High-speed trains, ferry, air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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