Combining the cradle of Buddhism - Nepal with one of the biggest Buddhism countries in Southeast Asia - Thailand, this tour shows you the powerful religion impact on culture and human living style. More highlights of this tour including Chitwan National Park, the magnificent view of Himalaya region and cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Have some beach time in Koh Samui or Phuket as addon.
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Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Chitwan National Park - Lumbini - Pokhara - Bangkok - Ampawa - Uthai Thani - Lopburi - Pak Chong - Khao Yai National Park
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Be greeted by your tour guide of Bravo Asia Tours at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmand, Nepal. We will drive to Nagarkot(approximately 1hour), a village located 32 km east of Kathmandu on the valley rim. This small village provides a grandstand panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can see five of the world’s 10 tallest mountains – Everest 8848, Lhotse 8516, Makalu 8463 and Manaslu 8163. If time permit, we will have a tour to Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanth Stupa. Overnight in Nagarkot
Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Chitwan National Park
We will take a flight to Bhaktapur (approximately 25minutes) today. Drive from Bhaktapur Airport to Chitwan National Park, check in of your hotel and get ready for lunch. Our activities in Royal Chitwan National Park in the afternoon including: elephant safari, jungle walk and boat ride. Overnight in Chitwan
Chitwan National Park
You activities today are set. So a early morning start on 5:30AM. Today’s activities include bird watching, elephant safari, jungle walk, crocodile observation trip by boat and visiting observation tower. Overnight in Chitwan
Chitwan National Park - Lumbini
After breakfast, we leave Chitwan for Lumbini, the Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. It takes approximately 5 hours to drive from Chitwan. Check in of the hotel in Lumbini, you are at leisure until your tour guide escort you to World Peace Pagoda in the later afternoon to admire the amazing sunset. Drive back to hotel for dinner. Overnight in Lumbini
Today, we will visit the sacred land of Buddhism – Lumbini, in where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama on a full moon day in 623 BC. We will have a tour to Mayadevi Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Neal. This complex consists of temples, ancient ruins, historical inscriptions, ancient sculptures and monasteries. The temple houses Marker Stone which was said the exact birthplace of the Buddha. Lumbini is also a huge collection of monasteries of various sects built by different countries including Nepal, Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Germany, France, Japan and many others. Overnight in Lumbini
Lumbini - Pokhara
Check out hotel after breakfast. We will drive from Lumbini to Pokhara (driving approximately 8 hours). Arrive at Pokhara and check in to your hotel. You are at leisure the rest of the day. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bring goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6977m) rising behind it have to be experienced to be understood. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the diversity of beautiful flowers which prosper in the valley. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya. Overnight in Pokhara
Explore the old trading town of Pokhara where decorated pony trains from the Kali Gandaki trade routes jostle with men from the mountains, as they barter in the bazaar. Visit the Bindhyavasini Temple and the fascinating Butterfly Museum located in the grounds of the university. After lunch, we will enjoy a boat trip on Phewa Lake passing three-story villa where the King of Nepal maintains his winter home. Stop at the small golden temple to the Hindu god Varahi which is nestled in foliage on an island in the centre of the lake. You will see many fisherman and other pilgrims take their long canoes (carved from tree trunks) to the island to visit the shrine. Overnight in Pokhara
Pokhara - Kathmandu
You are at leisure in the morning until transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. Meet your tour guide at Kathmandu airport then transfer to hotel for check in. The rest time of today is free. Overnight in Kathmandu
Today we will have a Kathmandu city tour, visit Kumari the Living Goddess, Kathamandap, the Big Bell and Kal Bharab. Then visit the Swayambhunath temple, Kathmandu’s oldest and best known religious monument. With a history that goes back at least 1500 years for the location, this ancient stupa is world renown and is visible from miles from all over the Kathmandu Valley. After lunch, we will take a tour to Patan City, one of the three queen cities of the valley. Patan is the city of fine arts, and we visit Durbar Square Krishna Mandir, and Mahavihar, the Goden Temple of Lord Buddha, built in the 12th century. Also visit the Tibetan centre. Overnight in Kathmandu
Kathmandu - Bangkok
Board on vehicle and drive to airport of Kathmandu, from where, you will catch your flight to Bangkok. (Approximately 3 hours flight) Sawadi! Welcome to Thailand, the Land of Smile. Be greeted by your Thailand tour guide and escorted to your accommodation in Bangkok. Have a good rest. Overnight in Bangkok
Our tour today will be early this morning. Meet your guide in the hotel's lobby at around 8:00AM. Depart from the hotel to Pak Khlong Ta-lad (closed on Sundays). Visit the flower market to see variety of flower, fruits Vegetables, especially the way of life in market. Take tuk-tuk to China Town at old market to see how the life of Chinese trader and Chinese food ingredient is. Enjoy a Chinese lunch at China Town. In the early afternoon, we will visit The Grand Palace & wat Phra Keio. Visit the first at Wat Phra Keio, the temple for king only, where there is no monk live today. It is amazing to see the beautiful decoration of Gloden Stupa, The Library and The Emerald Buddha Image. Overnight in Bangkok
Bangkok - Ampawa
After breakfast, you will be met with your tour guide at around 7:30AM then drive to Mae Klong, the train market well-known for its narrow shops and booths along the rail way. Train comes to Mae Klong at 9:45AM. After visiting the market, we will drive to Wat Bang Kung. Before lunch, we will move to Klong Kone village at Home Krateng Chaole. This small fishermen village provides the most authentic Thai local experience. Take a long tail boat to the mangrove plantation for feeding monkeys and watching seashell oyster feeding. Take a break for seafood lunch. After that, we will drive back to hotel for rest. Overnight in Bangkok
Bangkok - Uthai Thani
At about 11 AM, we transfer you from your hotel in Bangkok to the Mekhala Cruise at Wat Yannawa along the Chaophaya River. Your excursion starts as the boat casts off around 1 pm and heads up the Chao Phraya River, passing the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn. Along the way you’ll be able to observe the way of rural life along the river. Arriving at Pathum Thani in the afternoon, you will visit a fresh market where local people shop for food, fresh produce and a variety of Thai sweets. At sunset, the boat will dock at Wat Kai Tia, a Buddhist temple located in a tranquil rural village. An exquisite candlelit dinner of mouth-watering Thai delicacies will be served on the deck. You will spend the night on board, in your air-conditioned cabin. Overnight on board
Uthai Thani - Lopburi - Pak Chong
After breakfast we will cross the Chaophaya River for a last time and continue our journey in southeastern direction to Lopburi – the monkey town. Further on in eastern direction we will have another break at a beautiful small waterfall, which is very famous among the local people. In the afternoon we arrive at our hotel for the next night, Thai Nature Life Resort near Pakchong. After checkin in we will leave the hotel for another highlight, about 10 km from the accommodation we will watch at about 5.30 pm as millions of bats are leaving their caves in a very clean line, to catch insects for their supper. Overnight in Pakchong
Pak Chong - Khao Yai National Park - Bangkok
After breakfast we check out from the hotel and leave for Khao Yai National Park, another 20 km drive. It takes about one hour to reach the high levelled area as there are many sharp curves. First we will visit the park Head Quarter and later our driver will take us to the beginning of the trail. Here we will go hiking through dry evergreen forest where gibbons, monkeys, hornbills often seen. Then we will drive up to the Haew Suwat waterfall, famous from the movie “The Beach” have lunch nearby waterfall. In the afternoon we will drive up to the second highest mountain of the park to go and relax on a superb viewpoint.It will take about 2-3 hours to drive back to Bangkok. Overnight in Bangkok
Board on vehicle and drive to airport of Bangkok, from where, you will catch your flight onward to your next destination. Our tour service is finished now. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to meeting you again in your next trip to Asia.