11 weeks in Indochina

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Itinerary Highlights

Leg 1 — One Month in North Thailand:

Day 1 — Manila to Chiang Mai via Kuala Lumpur & Clark

Day 2 to 19  — Chiang Mai

Day 20 to 24 — Umphang & Tak — Thi Lo Su Waterfall

Day 24 to 26 — Sukhothai & Kamphaeng Phet

Day 27 to 31 — Chiang Rai & Phrae

Leg 2 — Three Weeks in Laos:

Day 31 to 32 — Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang

Day 33 to 34 — Luang Prabang

Day 35 to 39 — Nong Khiaw & Muang Ngoi Neua

Day 40 to 45 — Vang Vieng & Vientiane

Day 46 to 48  — Champasak & Bolaven Plateau

Leg 3 — Two Weeks in Cambodia, Vietnam & Thailand:

Day 49 to 53 — Phnom Penh & Kratie

Day 53 to 55 — Ho Chi Minh

Day 56 — Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap via Phnom Penh

Day 57 to 59 — Siem Reap

Day 60 to 61 — Bangkok

Leg 4 — Two Weeks in Myanmar:

Day 62 to 64 — Yangon

Day 65 to 68 — Bagan

Day 69 to 73 — Mandalay & Hsipaw

Day 74 — Kyaiktiyo

Day 75 — Yangon to Manila via Kuala Lumpur & Clark

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This trip is part of Marcos’ 2012 Detours series.

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IN PHOTOS: Marcos arrives in Luang Prabang, Laos on an overnight bus from the North Thailand-Laos border town of Huay Xai.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos journeys to Chiang Rai, Thailand’s northernmost province to visit the obscure White Temple & Black Houses. On the way, he makes a stopover in the charming city of Phrae.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos explores the ancient temples & UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos finds himself in Umphang, Tak, Thailand. He joins a river cruise & trek to Thi Lo Su, the country’s largest waterfall.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos spends three weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He visits grand temples in & beyond the walled city, and makes his way to the massive Mae Ya waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park.
IN PHOTOS: A solo adventure in Myanmar takes Marcos to the country’s cultural highlights, including Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Hsipaw, and Kyaiktiyo.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos follows the well-trodden trail through Indochina. He visits Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) in Vietnam, Phnom Penh & Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Bangkok in Thailand.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos traverses Laos, from the country’s northern to southern borders. He discovers beautiful natural and cultural spots in Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw, Muang Ngoi, Neua, Vavng Vieng, the Bolaven Plateau & Champasak.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos explores the cultural and natural highlights of Northern Thailand including Chiang Mai, Thi Lo Su Waterfall in Umphang, Sukhothai, Phrae & Chiang Rai.
IN PHOTOS: Marcos follows the famous Indochina trail that includes amazing places in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar.