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Tour Details

BURMA & INDOCHINA

 

Notes: Please note that at this moment this is a tour programmed proposal. No reservations have been made. Only upon confirmation in writing of the above tour programmed will we proceed with actual bookings.

Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be booked within the same hotel category without surcharge/reduction. If no hotel in same category available, we reserve the right to apply a surcharge for any higher category, respectively a reduction for any lower category.

 

PRICES AND SERVICES

 

MYANMAR

HOTELS (5*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Yangon

The Strand Hotel

Deluxe Suite

www.kandawgyipalacehotel.com

Mandalay

Sedona Hotel

Deluxe

www.hotelshwepyithar.com

Bagan

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort

Deluxe

www.hoteltharabarbagan.com

Inle Lake

Inle Princess Resort

Lake View

www.Inlprincesseresort.com

 

HOTELS (4*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Yangon

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel

Superior

www.kandawgyipalace-hotel.com

Mandalay

Sedona Hotel

Superior

www.hotelshwepyithar.com

Bagan

The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

Deluxe

www.hoteltharabarbagan.com

Inle Lake

Inle Resort Hotel

Deluxe Villa

www.Inleresort.com

 

LAOS

HOTELS (5*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Luang Pra Bang

La Residence Phou Vao

Junior Suites

 

www.residencephouvao.com

 

 

HOTELS (4*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Luang Pra Bang

Maison Souvannaphoum

Garden Wing

 

http://www.angsana.com/en/maison_souvannaphoum/

 

 

CAMBODIA

HOTELS (5*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Siem Reap

Le Meredien Angkor

Superior

 

http://www.lemeridienangkor.com/rooms

 

 

HOTELS (4*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Siem Reap

Tara Angkor Hotel

Superior

 

www.taraangkorhotel.com

 

 

VIETNAM

 

HOTELS (5*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Saigon

Rex Hotel

Premium Deluxe

 

www.rexhotelvietnam.com

 

Hanoi

Sofitel Hotel

Deluxe

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-1555-sofitel-legend-metropole-hanoi/index.shtml

Halong

Bhaya Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

www.bhayacruises.com

 

HOTELS (4*)

 

City

Hotel

Room Type

Website

Saigon

Grand Hotel

Deluxe

www.grandhotel.vn

Hanoi

Hanoi Pearl Hotel

Superior

www.hanoipearlhotel.com

Halong

Indochina Sail

Deluxe Cabin

www.indochinasails.com

 

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Number of Persons

Nett Prices Per Person in USD

 

5* Hotels

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 Tour Includes:

   Accommodation in Twin/Double sharing with daily breakfast.

   English speaking station guides at each cities (One guide one place)

   All domestic flights

   (Note: All airfares are subject to change without prior notice by the airlines)

   All ground transfers during trip

   Private local boat for Inle Lake excursions + transfers

   Sunset Boat in Bagan

   Horse cart tours in Ava & Bagan

   Porter charges at airports and jetties

   Water and refreshing towel

   Entrance fees for visits at places

 

 Tour Excludes:

   All international tickets from one country to another

   Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  

   Visa arrangements for Myanmar 

   Visits not mentioned in the program

   Drinks and personal expenses

   Tips and porters at the hotels

   International airport departure tax where applicable

   Any other items not mentioned

 

 

Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam   

19 Days / 18 Nights

 

Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)

PM - On your arrival at Yangon International Airport, Smart guide will warmly welcome and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, was a capital of Myanmar in 1886-2005. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. 

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon - Mandalay (by flight) (B/-/-)

Early morning breakfast at your hotel

AM - transfer to the airport for your flight to Mandalay Yangon (ETD-06:15 / ETA-07:30).

On arrival at Mandalay Airport, your sightseeing starts with a visit to the ancient capital of Amarapura. First visit its beautiful spectacle Mahargandrayon (over 1,000 monks lived) monastery to observe Buddhist monks’ daily life and 200 year-old U Bein Bridge which is the longest Teak Bridge (1.5 km) in the world. 

Continue to Mahamuni Buddha Image which is the second famous temple in Myanmar. Mandalay is known as for its fine art of making tapestry and traditional marionette, marble stone carvings, wood carvings and gold leaf making. Then check-in to the hotel.

PM –continue to Mandalay city tour include Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Kyaung, a teak monastery which is famous for its exquisite wood carvings, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world largest book. Enjoy panoramic view and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 3: mandalay - Ava - Sagaing - Bagan  (by flight) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel

AM - Excursion around Mandalay to the ancient capitals of Inwa and Sagaing.

Morning drive to the Myit Nge River jetty then by small local ferry boat to Inwa, the former capital of Kingdom, Sightseeing by horse cart to the old teak-wooden Bagaya Monastery, Yadana Si Mee Pagoda, alm bowl making workshop  and Mae Nu OakKyaung.

PM - cross over a bridge of Ayeyarwaddy river to Sagaing hill which is home for over 3,000 monks and nearly 1,000 Buddhist nuns and covered with over 600 white painted pagodas and 100 meditation centers. Visit Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thone Sae and also observe daily life of Buddhist Nuns at their nunnery.

After visiting Sagaing, transfer to the Airport for your flight to Bagan (Nyaung U) (ETD-16:50 / ETA-17:25). On arrival at Nyaung U airport, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan (B/-/-)               

Bagan (Nyaung U) was the capital of first kingdom of Myanmar from 11th to 13th Centuries. King Anawratar was the founder of Bagan Dynastry who introduced Theravada Buddhism and from his reigned the rulers constructed thousands of stupas and temples. Many of them are still standing on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. 

Breakfast at your hotel

AM – starts sightseeing to the colorful local market and enjoy a cup of Burmese Typical tea at a local tea shop nearby. Then, visit to Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the huge Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings, Ananda Temple, the most beautiful temple and an architectural masterpiece of Bagan and observe a typical of Bagan’s traditional lacquer-ware art and one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts.

PM – Enjoy a tour by horse-cart passing among the antique temples and pagodas leads to one of the temples to see the unforgettable sunset from upper terrace. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 5: Bagan - Mount Popa - Bagan (by car) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel

AM – Drive to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with a height of 1518 m, about 48 km (1 hour) south east of Bagan. Mount Popa has played and 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.

After driving 30-45 minutes, stop at one of the traditional villages passing small settlements where men climb up the palm trees to collect the juice to make jaggery or liquor. Visit around the village and observe how to make jaggery (Myanmar’s Candy) and liquor at toddy climber’s hut.

After that, continue to the base of Popa-Taung Kalat by car. As you leave Bagan’s outskirts, learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top of Popa-Taung Kalat. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is impressive (and the climb is optional!).

PM – Return to Bagan in the afternoon. Continue for additional visit or enjoy a leisurely at your hotel. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 6: Bagan - Heho (by flight) - Inle Lake (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel

AM –transfer to the Airport for a flight to Heho Yangon (ETD-08:05 / ETA-09:35).

Arrive at Heho airport, scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe (approx. 1 hour). Enroute a short visit at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery and its temple to explore a collection of Buddha Images.

Upon arrival at Nyaung Shwe jetty, starts with a visit of Inle Lake by private local boat passing through small floating villages to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most sacred tample in the Southern Shan State in which there are five Buddha Images covered with gold leaf.

Inle Lake is the home for Innthar national race whom lived in a house built on stilts at the edge of the lake. Innthar people are famous for its unique leg-rowing of canoe and their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth, cut weeds and mud which are anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles. The floating gardens can be detached and moved as necessary.

PM – Continue to Silk and Lotus weaving village of Inpawkhone and typical Cheroot making. Finish the tour with a visit to Nge Phe Chaung Monastery which houses a dozens of Shan Buddha Images passing through floating gardens.

Overnight on Inle Lake.

Day 7: Inle Lake - Inn Dein - Inle Lake (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel

AM – visit lake’s Five Day Market which takes place every five days, making around the villages. This is not to be missed and provides opportunities to see surrounding hill tribes, such as Danu, Pa O and Palaung, who come to sell and buy their agricultural products. (Note: market is closed on full moon and dark moon days).

Continue to the western bank of the lake reached by a boat along a narrow small canal to Inn Dein village of Pa-oh tribe. Walk to Shwe Inn Dein Pagoda Complex passing bamboo forest and visit the ruined 17th century stupas include beautifully carved mythical and celestial beings of stucco.

PM - Return to the lake and finish the visits of the lake in the afternoon.

Overnight on Inle Lake.

Day 8: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon (by flight) (B/-/-)          

Breakfast at the hotel

AM - transfer to the jetty and drive to Heho airport for your flight back to Yangon (ETD-09:50 / ETA-11:05). On arrival at Yangon Airport, transfer to your hotel.

PM Proceed to Chauk-htat-gyi Paya, where houses a 70m long huge reclining Buddha Image. 

Finish your tour with special visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist Pagoda in Myanmar. It legend say that it was built since 2,600 years (in the Buddha life time). The main stupa is 98 meter height and gilded with gold plate and is surrounded by 64 small stupas.

Then, stroll around China town and visit one of Chinese temple. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 9: Yangon departure - Luang Pra Bang Arrival (B/-/-)      

Breakfast at the hotel

AM – your sightseeing starts with exploring and walking from Yangon Post Office to the City Hall passing by The Strand Hotel and along the Pansodan Street for its famous historic colonial buildings and daily activities of local people life. 

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight to Luang Pra Bang, Laos. Overnight in Luang Pra Bang.

Day 10: Luang Prabang (B/-/D)
Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After breakfast, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang. 

Day 11: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Kuangsi Water Fall (B/L)
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. 
In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 12: Luang Prabang – Siem Reap (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel, then transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Banteay Srei – The place just 30 km from city center with the unique temple to worship the maiden of Kings, back to Siem Reap city for dinner with Apsara show and overnight. 

Day 13: Siem Reap - Angkor Complexes (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, then visit the Angkor Thom: South Gate, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of Leper King and Phimean Akas temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, transfer to visit the famous temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat to visit the huge World Heritag and in late afternoon take a romantic view sunset from the top of Bakheng Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap - Hochiminh (B)

Morning breakfast at hotel then transfer to visit Tonle Sap Great Lake for Cruising, visiting fisherman’s life, floating fishing village dot the semi-submerged forest that lines the flood plant rim of the lake, back to visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’Angkor, the place are in the Ministry of Education was constructed in 1992 and this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops. Free tour of the classes and workshops offer a glimpse into the unique skills training program, teaching young artists in the techniques and styles of classic Cambodian artistry before transfer for departure lunch at local restaurant in the town. After lunch, visit old market for shopping until transfer to the airport for flight to Hochiminh city. Overnight in HCMc.

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi (B)
In the morning drive to Cu Chi, one incredible city basement constituted from one series of tightened tunnel, used from the Vietcong during the war with the Americans. In the afternoon pause to the colonial buildings of Saigon like the Independent Palace, Post Office and the Cathedral of Notre DameBen Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long (B/L)
Our car will pick up at your hotel in early morning. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark a private boat to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process... After lunch taking a cruise along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Then transfer to HCM city for overnight.

Day 17: Hochiminh city – Hanoi (B)
In the morning, you will visit Hochiminh’s Mausoleum (Mondays & Fridays closed), His House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda on the Westlake.

In the afternoon, more discover Hanoi with the visit to Van Mieu Temple & Quoc Tu Giam (our first national university) & enjoy one hour cyclo ride around Old Quarter. Relax at a local coffee shop or “Bia hoi” corner for deeply explore local life before Water Puppets show at Thang Long theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 18: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take 3.5 hours drive to Halong bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting a beautiful case, if not today, you will do tomorrow according to each boat/junk’s itinerary. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.

Day 19: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Departure (Brunch)
In the morning, take further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking. Then transfer directly to Noi Bai International airport for your homebound flight.

Angkor Wat

 

Luang Prabang

 

Burma

 

Halong Bay

 

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