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Travel the Magical Mekong from Myanmar to Vietnam

July 16, 2013 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative tour company, has today released news of a new multi-country trip taking travelers on an epic trip through five sensational Sotheast Asian countries.

Starting in Myanmar, the trip moves down the magical Mekong River passing through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia before climaxing in Vietnam.

The 17-day, 16-night ‘Travel the Magical Mekong from Myanmar to Vietnam’ tour begins in Kengtung where travelers can ease into the epic journey with a relaxing guided trek around the scenic rolling hills to the 300 year-old monastery and the small hill tribe villages of Wan Nyat and Wang Seng.

The tailored trip then moves on to Chiang Mai in Thailand via the Golden Triangle region to visit some of the country’s most scenic countryside and majestic temples. While in Chiang Rai travelers will stay at the eco-friendly Lanija Lodge, nestled high up in the green hills of the wonderful landscape and take tea with a local Hmong Shamen.

From Chiang Mai the tour next visits Pakbeng, moving by boat across and into Laos as the tour makes its way to the spiritual capital of the country, Luang Prabang, visiting the Pak Ou Caves on the way.

The Southeast Asia trip then takes travelers to Pakse to learn all about the region and the local life that thrives due to the marvelous Mekong River. There are countless inhabited islands around this region, and this tour provides the opportunity for travelers to spend nights on Dong Daeng, Dong Khong and Dong Khone islands.

Passing into Cambodia, the tour then moves through the coastal province of Stung Treng  before offering the chance to stay on another quaint island called Koh Trong.

Two nights in Phnom Penh offer a vibrant balance of city life after the small rural regions and idyllic islands, before the tour then moves through the beach resort town of Kep, where the tour spends one night on the way into Vietnam.

The unique adventure along the Mekong climaxes with one night in Can Tho, Vietnam before coming to an end in Ho Chi Minh City.

“We are delighted to reveal the itinerary for this exciting new multi-country tour, taking travelers from Myanmar through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to Vietnam,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “The tour is packed with insider moments that not every traveler has the chance to experience, led by expert local guides from each of the five countries the tour visits.”

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