Pink flower gardens with Hor Khum Luang Temple at Royal Park Rajapruek in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Heritage of Southeast Asia: Northern Cities Tour in One Week

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Thailand, Laos, Vietnam

Places Visited

Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang, Hanoi

Suggested Duration

7 Days

From Immaculate stretches of emerald forests to fabled heritage sites and ethnic hill tribes that continue to preserve centuries-old customs, this customized 7-day allows you to experience Southeast Asia’s highlights. Delve into the distinctive flavors of Thai cuisine, indulge in a revitalizing spa session, and witness the cascading stream of Kuang Si Waterfall.

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Trip Highlights

  • Delve into the delectable flavors of Thai cuisine and discover the methods behind beloved dishes at an award-winning culinary school
  • Travel into the lush hills that flank Chiang Mai and visit an ethnic Karen hill tribe
  • Unwind with a revitalizing Thai therapy at a serene wellness spa
  • Witness the intricate art of cotton weaving when visiting the Tai Lue people near Chiang Rai
  • View a spiritual almsgiving with the monks of Luang Prabang in the early hours of the morning
  • Stand below the towering stream of the Kuang Si Waterfall
  • Visit landmarked locations and astonishing architecture in and around Hanoi’s Old Town
  • Savor the nuanced flavors of Vietnam’s marvelous collection of teas during a traditional tea ceremony

Detailed Description

Chiang Mai is a thriving tourism destination that is full of cultural landmarks. During this 7-day tour, you will dip your toes into the distinctive flavors of Thai cuisine during a culinary class with an experienced chef. After mastering a selection of Thai dishes, you will visit an authentic Thai hill tribe. Known as the Karen tribe, these colorful individuals will be draped in vibrant garments.

The following day, your tour will lead you to the neighboring city of Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai is slightly less frequented than Chiang Mai. As a result, it will provide you with an enriching cultural experience away from the crowds. During your brief stay here, you will learn more about the ancient Tai Lue people’s weaving customs with a comprehensive tour of their cotton weaving factory and town.

Luang Prabang will be your next location, which is a beloved city in the northern region of Laos. From museums and temples that showcase the inspiring underpinnings of Laos to a daily almsgiving ceremony, Luang Prabang offers a wealth to discover during your few nights here.

The city of Hanoi will be the final destination on your handcrafted Southeast Asian vacation. During your time here, you will enjoy the pleasure of exploring Hanoi’s spirited Old Town, witnessing the impressive French colonial architecture, and attending a local performance at the city’s premier Hanoi Opera House. Lastly, you will indulge in a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony at a classy establishment to conclude your time in Southeast Asia.

Starting Price

$1,535 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.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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