The wonders of the Mekong River are hidden beneath its stunning waters and set along its remarkable riverbanks, where sensational history and tremendous landscapes combine during your 15-day Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos tour. From unrivaled temples to lush islands, splendid waterfalls to inspiring caves, you can journey along the famed river in comfort, as you travel through a different world surrounding the unrivaled waterway, making everyday a new adventure.
Bangkok – Before the Mekong
Welcome to Southeast Asia and the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok. The metropolis is wide-reaching filled with the diversity of a global community, from its neighbors to the far corners of the world. The cityscape stretches into the sky and spreads beyond the horizons, hidden within the shine of the skyline or behind the hills in the distance. The beauty of the city goes beyond its grandeur, hidden within the pockets of its history, where the traditions and culture of Thailand come alive. Along Banglampoo you can find the treasures of the quiet city, filled with cultural identity; the scent of fresh noodles comes from secret restaurants within the apartment buildings. Local bands squeeze into tiny cafes and entertain passersby and loungers. The endless energy of Khaosan Road is close but the steadfast history of Banglampoo persists.
Siem Reap – Rising Above the River
Siem Reap – Reclaimed and Remembered
Phnom Penh – To Capital Fame
Phnom Penh – Cityscape and Riverbanks
Stung Treng – Surprising Waters
Si Phan Don – Around 4,000 Islands
Champasak – Tremendous Landscapes, Sensational Sights
Luang Prabang – The Jungle Jewel
Luang Prabang – Cave of Wonders
Luang Prabang – Cascading Appeal
Vang Vieng – Rolling on a River
Vientiane – A Capital Welcome
Vientiane – The Sweetness of Vientiane
Bangkok – Depart to Home
- Experience the endless wonders that hover along the banks of the Mekong River
- Discover the tremendous history and breathtaking architecture of Angkor Wat
- Traverse the troubled past of Cambodia, along with the remarkable ancient history of the Khmer, within Phnom Penh
- Journey through the Mekong in search of Irrawaddy River Dolphins
- Witness the remarkable cascading beauty of Kuang Si Falls
- Float through Nam Song River beside the unparalleled landscape of Vang Vieng
- Luxuriate amongst a series of tropical islands set within the Mekong River in 4,000 Islands
- See the tremendous Buddha images placed within Pak Ou Caves, overlooking the rushing water
The famed Mekong River traverses the hills and countryside giving you the opportunity to adventure along its course on this 15-day vacation meant for everyone that has ever wanted to travel through time, journeying beyond the years of modernity and into the landscapes and history that has shaped the spectacular sites and people of Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. Whether exploring the temples of Angkor or drifting down the Nam Song River in an inner tube, the splendor of Southeast Asia is right in front of your eyes, ready for you to take that step into adventure.
Your journey begins in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand where the skyscrapers are as illustrious as the gilded temples. The quiet streets are mythological, present and wondrous for all those that believe enough in their whereabouts to find them. You will quickly settle into the metropolis before venturing to Siem Reap, Cambodia where the city is surrounded by the lush jungle and the endless majesty of Angkor Wat. Explore the ancient city on a guided tour, where the grandeur of the temple and the entire religious complex is yours to explore; from decorated reliefs to towering spires, your days within the trees scouring the jungle for unearthed temples will be nothing less than magical. Arrive in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, where the colonial architecture gives a charming touch to the country’s largest city. Your time along the Mekong starts where the waterway has been a revered highway for city for centuries. Journeying up river brings you to Kratie, a large town, or small city, known for its remaining French architecture and the focused pod of River Dolphins that tend to linger near the harbor.
Once in Laos you will find yourself within the wondrous area of 4,000 Islands, where the Mekong has rushed and washed over the landscape for millennia creating thousands of islands, large and small, within a centralized area. From waterfalls to rolling mountains, whitewater rapids to stunning temples, you can relax in a hammock by the quiet rush of the river or visit the mountainside remains of Khmer relics. Once in Luang Prabang you will venture into the second largest city in Laos, where the jungle feels like it has crept into the city streets in absolute artistry. The Jewel of Laos shines beneath the mountain summits and lush trees, where elephants can rehabilitate, temples can sparkle and every morning monks ask for alms. Behind the charming streets of Vang Vieng you can float down the river in relaxed style while the landscape sprouts around you. Traverse the streets of Vientiane, Laos’s capital city, where the French bakeries continue to produce remarkable fresh baked goods, the beauty of the culture and the country continue to shine in the art and along the streets, and the oldest stupa in Laos practically glows. Upon your return to Bangkok you journey through Southeast Asia will finish; however, the adventure doesn’t have to end.
$2,995 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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