Myanmar & Vietnam Highlights 19 days

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MYANMAR - VIETNAM

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Myanmar & Vietnam Highlights 19 days 

  • Destinations: Myanmar – Vietnam
  • Trip type: Culture
  • Duration: 19 days 18 nights
  • Sight-seeing: Yangon-Bagan-Heho-Inle Lake-Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hue-Hoi An – HCMC – Mekong Delta
  • Trip starting: From Yangon to Hanoi or vice versa on request
  • Accommodation: 4-star / 5-star hotels
  • Departure: Daily departure at client’s date

From Yangon to Bagan discover  and explore the Mount Popa then take a fly to Heho to enjoy a wonderful trip on the  Inle Lake and its suroundings and ends with Sittwe and Mrauk U, this trip offers you Myanmar famous , world wonder pagodas, stupas and ruins as well as its rich cultures and colour full hill tribes living from mountains, hills, lakes and rivers. 

4,641 USD per person
From 1 Oct 17 – 30 Apr 18
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Based on group of 2 persons
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4,852 USD per person
From 1 Oct 17 – 30 Apr 18
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Based on group of 2 persons
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Day 1: Welcome to Yangon | Meal: D | Overnight: Yangon

Warm welcome upon your arrival in Yagon. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel for a short break. Meet your guide again to visit the 2200-year-old Sule Pagoda follwed by an city orientation passing the Yangon City Hall which feature the Myanmar classic architectural design. Stop for a walk along Strand Road to the admire British old colonial buildings. In the afternoon you visit the famous Shwedagon pagoda, one of the wonders of the world, built 2500 years ago and enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. Welcome dinner at local restaurant.

Day 2: Fly to Bagan | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Bagan

Today you fly to Bagan. Upon arrival you visit the Shwezigone pagoda, home to the Frontlet Relic of Buddha followed by the Gubyaukgyi temple and the Htilominlo Pagoda, one of the largest temples of Bagan.  Continue exploring Bagan with the Ananda Okkyaung monastery followed by the Bagan’s most massive shrine Dhammayangyi Pagoda and the Bagan’s tallest Thatbyinnyu pagoda and the unique sandstone monument Nanpaya temple. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda and dinner at local restaurant.

Day 3: Salay village & Mount Popa excursion | Meal: B - L | Overnight: Bagan

Today you have an excursion to visit Salay and Mount Popa. Stop at the local market Chauk on the way to the village of Salay. Salay is an important Buddhist centre with its famed wooden monastery with intricate carvings. Continue to Mt Popa, 1518 meters high from sea level which plays an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Back to Bagan. At leisure.

Day 4: Fly to Mandalay - Amarapura | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Mandalay

Today you catch an early fly to Mandalay,  the cultural heart of Myanmar, founded in 1857 by King Mindom.  On arrival you drive to Amarapura – “the city of Immortality” founded in 1783 AD. Visit the Mahaganthayon Monastery and enjoy the serenity of the U Bein wooden bridge and the Taung-Ta-Man Lak.  Afternoon you visit the Mahar Myat Muni Buddha Image and the reconstructed Mya Nan San Kyaw Palace then stop at the handicraft workshops of  bronze sculpting, gold leaf beating and marble stone carving. Continue to visit the Cathode Pagoda, considered as the world’s largest book with the Buddhist scriptures inscribed. Refresh at the Mandalay Hill and enjoy the sunset over the city plains before dinner at local restaurant.

Day 5: Saigaing & Mingun excursion| Meal: B – L | Overnight: Mandalay

In the morning you drive to the Sagaing hill with its over 600 Buddhist monasteries.  Visit the U Min Thonze, the Ywahtaung silver village and the impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda nearby. Take a private boat to Mingun to visit its famous huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda built by King Bodaw Badon in 1791 and the Mingun Bell, considered as the biggest hanging bell in the world. Last stop is the handicraft workshop of bronze sculpting, gold leaf beating and marble stone carving before back to hotel. At leisure.

Day 6: Fly to Heho - Inle Lake | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Inle Lake

Today you leave Bagan for Heho by plane then to Inle Lake, the 2nd largest lake in Myanmar, 22 kilometers long and 11 kilometer wide located in the Shan state. Upon arrival you have a one-hour drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Visit the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery an join in the local colorful market.  Take a motorboat crusing on the Inle Lake.  Visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its 800-years-old Buddha statues and the Nga Phe Chaung ancient monastery. Continue to the weaving village of Inpawkhone and the Burmese cigars factory before ending at your hotel. Dinner and enjoy your time at the lake.

Day 7: Floating market & In Dein village | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Inle Lake

In the morning you have a boat trip to join in the rotation floating market and get in touch with the colorful hill tribes.  It is a good chance to see different ethnic communities such as Danu, Pa O and Palang  to sell their products. Continue travelling down a small canal to Indein to the villages of the ethnic Padaung (“long neck women”).  A short walk to discover the magnificent complex of Alaung Sithu of ancient stupas buried in vegetation. Back to hotel. At leisure.

Day 8: Fly to Yangon | Meal: B | Overnight: Yangon

In the morning you fly back to Yangon.  Upon arrival you visit the Lawka Chanthar, the world’s biggest marble Buddha. You may like to visit the Kandawgyi Lake and surrounding areas, which offer numerous photo opportunities or the famous MK gems shop selling high quality gems. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 9: Fly to Hanoi., Vietnam | Meal: B – D | Overnight: Hanoi

Today you leave Myanmar for Hanoi-Vietnam. Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. After check in you have free time to relax, then your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your day will be completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.

Day 10: Hanoi full-day tour| Meal: B-L | Overnight: Hanoi

This full day tour offers you  Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda followed by  QuanThanh Temple and  Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century.  For lunch you enjoy a Hanoi special dish “Cha Ca” at one of the most unique restaurants located in the Hanoi Old Quarter.  Afternoon you visit the Temple of Literature then having a walk around the Sword Lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub.

Day 11: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Meal: B-L-D| Stay overnight: Traditional Junk

In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight.  BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.

Day 12: Ceramic village – Fly to Danang - Hoi An | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Hoi An

Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Stop to exploring  Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat is cruising back to shore. On the journey  to Hanoi airport you have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brand dated from 17th – 19th. Meet you local guide at Danang airport for a transfer to hotel in Hoi An. At leisure then you enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Day 13: Hoi An Ancient Town | Meal : B | Overnight: Hoi An

In the morning you have a  walking tour to explore the Hoi An Ancient town with old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers and visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance.  Afternoon is  time to relax at a local pub, do some shopping or visit the local tailors who make quality clothes in a flash.

Day 14: Hue Citadel Excursion | Meal: B-L | Overnight: Hoi An

Today you have an excursion to explore Hue city and Hue Citadel. Your first stop is the Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. Continue drive to visit the king Minh Mang’s tomb. Lunch a local restaurant then you explore the Hue Citadel and the Forbidden city followed by Dong Ba market on a bank of the Perfume river – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities before drive back to Hoi An.

Day 15: Hoi An Cooking Class | Meal: B-L| Overnight: Hoi An

The cooking class begins with a with a drink at Hai Scout Café followed by a visit the Hoi An’s colorful market. It is time to get in touch with local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients for your own cooking lesson.  Take the Red Bridge boat cruising along the Hoi An river to the cooking school.  On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden and learn about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes.  The 2-hour cooking lesson includes  a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving . You also have a chance to try some dishes yourselves. Lunch is served included what you have cooked. Relax and back to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 16: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city | Meal: B-D | Overnight: HCMC

Again you take an one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city, the most dynamic one where everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying. However, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings.  In the afternoon you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market. Tonight you dinner on the Lady Hau cruises on the Saigon river.

Day 17: Cu Chi tunnels | Meal: B | Overnight: HCMC

In the morning you drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Very famous in the wartime with its smart and complicated system including underground meeting room, kitchen, food, weapon caches, hospital. This underground complex is a must-see when you are in HCMC. You are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system or try a shooting range where you can fire a number of assault rifles, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60. Back to HCMC. Rest of the day is your free time.

Day 18: Mekong Delta Excursion | Meal: B-L | Overnight: HCMC

Today you have an excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Following a village path passing local houses to visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people.

Day 19: Departure HCMC | Meal : B

Today is the last day of your trip. Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do last minute souvenir shopping before meeting your guide for transfer to airport for your flight home. Have a nice journey. Thanks for joining us.

SUMMIT PARKVIEW – YANGON 

Located in the up market vicinity of Embassies, Shopping Centers, Food Outlets, National Museum and the People’s Park. The hotel is a short 5-minute walk to the iconic 2,600 year old Shwedagon Pagoda or a 5 minute drive to the famous Bogyoke Market. Its a 10 minutes drive to Downtown and 30 minutes to and from Yangon International Airport.

BAGAN THANDE HOTEL 

Situated at the south-west corner of the ancient walls of Old Bagan City and on the eastern bank of the River Ayeyarwaddy and inside Bagan Archaeological Zone. Bagan Archaeological Museum is in the east side of the hotel and the west side is the superb Ayeyarwaddy River. It is 6.4km 10km form airport and several well-known Buddhist Monuments within walking distances.

EASTERN PALACE HOTEL – MANDALAY 

Eastern Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the Mandalay’s main business and historical district. This elegant upscale hotel will delight both business and leisure travelers with spacious accommodation, a broad array of leisure facilities, extensive meeting space and international dinning choices. Eastern Palace Hotel is the ideal choice for all travelers to Mandalay.

AMATA GARDEN RESORT – INLE KAE

Amata Garden Resort is surrounded on the eastern banks of the Inle Lake, the vast stretch of tranquil and soothing backwaters and the emerald green Shan Hills. map The place itself is wrapped in quiet charms of its own. Since Amata Garden Resort is the only high rise with 3 story hotel in this area, guests can enjoy an unbroken view of the Inle Lake and the mountains.

FLOWER GARDEN HOTEL            

Located right at the heart of Hanoi, Flower Garden Hotel offers guests a relaxing, enjoyable stay within an elegant and cozy space.

At Flower Garden Hotel, guests are offered with our friendly, caring services provided by an enthusiastic and professional team of staffs.

FLAMINGO CRUISE

We are one of few cruises line in Halong Bay with fully equipment, the highest safety standards with sonar, radars. Each cabin is provided modern alarm devices linked to a central monitoring system, smoke sensor, fire extinguishers, hydrant and hoses, life jacket and clear emergency instructions.


MUCA HOIAN BOUTIQUE RESORT – HOI AN

                                                                                            Muca Hoi An Boutique Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime romantic getaway. This enchanting resort is ideally located alongside the romantic and tranquil Thu Bon River of Hoi An and surrounded by beautiful Nipa palm trees. It features a seamless fusion of traditional Hoi An and European arch interior design, creating a charming old world ambience.

HUE RIVERSIDE BOUTIQUE RESORT & SPA 

Ideally located on the bank of the Perfume River with a unique view of the Van Thanh Temple just opposite the river and best place for those who would like to experience a rich local Vietnamese village culture, surrounded by stunning organic rice fields, traditional garden houses from the very moment of your arrival.

GRAND SILVERLAND HOTEL & SPA – HCMC

This brand new 4 star is preferred place of busy business travelers as it is just within walking minutes from Ben Thanh Market and close to the Opera House, Metropolitan Building, Saigon Centre. The hotel offers rooms with high class branded amenities and entertainment facilities, especially the Rooftop Swimming Pool.

CHATRIUM HOTEL – YANGON 

Situated among lush greenery and beside the famous Kandawgyi Lake, the hotel provides plenty of views that are simply a few stunning and spectacular. Every guestroom is spaciously designed and furnished to reflect the luxurious surroundings, with breathtaking views of Shwedagon Pagoda.

THE HOTEL @THARABAR GATE – BAGAN 

Located in the most unique Archeological Site of South East Asia, the Ancient capital of the Burmese Empire, Old Bagan. The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is within 5 minutes walking distance to the spectacular Ananda Temple known as ‘The Jewel of Bagan. The Hotel offers 83 luxury rooms including 4 Suites with teak floors and typical Burmese furniture.

MANDALAY HILL RESORT 

Lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas and faces the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. Just one hour by air from Yangon and twenty minutes flight from Bagan, Mandalay lies within reach of some of most remarkable archaeological sites in the world that has inspired visitors to Myanmar for nearly a thousand years.

PRISTINE LOTUS SPA RESORT – INLE LAKE 

Situated at Inle Lake and short distance from the nearest airport at Heho, Pristine Lotus Spa Resort takes full advantage of its lake side setting. The design of the 49 private villas allows for privacy and luxury amongst a lush tropical landscape that is frest with gentle lake breezes and open to inspiring and endless views fo the lush valley.

SHERATON HANOI HOTEL 

Surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Complimentary shuttle bus with just a quick drive to historical Hanoi Old Quarter or dynamic shopping centers.

ROYAL WINGS CRUISES 

This vessel combining traditional oriental value and completely different styles of luxury is the best choice to serve the upcoming travelers with the expectation of high-end facilities, professional services in Halong Bay, Vietnam. The cruise will bring you the most comfortable with a luxury cabin, restaurant, bars to give the passengers the best relaxing and enjoy all the interesting time onboard.

PALM GARDEN BEACH RESORT & SPA 

Overlooking the Cua Dai Beach, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa is the best charming upscale beachfront retreat in Hoi An. The resort offers a touch of Hoi An’s traditional architectural design combined with a taste of modern luxury. It is a 5 minute to the center of the World Heritage Hoi An Ancient Town & 30-minute to Danang International Airport by car from the resort.

IMPERIAL HOTEL HUE 

One of the best hotel in Hue, a 16-storey building combined with the modern & classic elements, blends historically architectural details and earthy décor. The hotel is designed to offer an atmosphere of royalty and luxury, traditional and unique style with excellent facilities for all travelers on leisure and business.

CARAVELLE HOTEL SAIGON 

Features stylish French and Vietnamese architecture, an outdoor pool and non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi. the eco-friendly hotel also has a rooftop bar with live music performances.Only 160 metres from the famous Opera House and a 9-minute walk from Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and an 11-minute walk from Ben Thanh market.

  • Private airport pick-up & drop off
  • Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour program
  • Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • All entrance fees
  • All in-tour flights
  • 24/7 hotline support
  • Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
  • Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia. 
  • Vietnam 30-day single-entry e-visa can be applied by citizens of: Ireland ; Germany ;  Denmark; United States of America; United Kingdom ; Sweden….(Total 40 countries)
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  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
  • Visa fee
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``We just got back. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was. We loved every place we stayed. You're a gem. As to the countries themselves: I was totally thrilled, fascinated, absorbed. Hope to do another trip to the region soon. Thanks for all your help.``

Loraine Steven | United States | Oct 2016

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