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TREASURES OF VIETNAM & MYANMAR

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At a Glance

  • 12 days
    • Visit charming Hanoi and mysterious Halong Bay
    • Explore the ancient town of Hoi An then the exotic city of Sai Gon
    • Experience Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta 
    • Discover Yangon and Bagan at its best

Visting Countries
Vietnam, Myanmar, Multi countries,

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 HANOI - Arrival
  • Day 2 HANOI CITY INSIGHT
  • Day 3 HANOI – HALONG BAY
  • Day 4 HALONG BAY – HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN
  • Day 5 HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
  • Day 6 HOI AN – DA NANG – SAIGON
  • Day 7 SAIGON – FULL DAY TO MEKONG DELTA
  • Day 8 SAIGON – YANGON
  • Day 9 YANGON- BAGAN BY FLIGHT
  • Day 10 BAGAN FULL DAY VISIT
  • Day 11 BAGAN – Mt.POPA – MANDALAY BY ROAD
  • Day 12 MANDALAY – DEPARTURE VIA BANGKOK

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    HANOI - Arrival

     Upon arrival in Hanoi - a thousand years Capital, you are met and transfer to hotel in the city centre.

     
    Have free time at leisure, overnight in Hanoi
  • Day 2

    HANOI CITY INSIGHT (B/L)

     8:30am depart from your hotel

     
    Enjoy the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city. We first visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (close on Monday & Friday afternoon), his modest stilt house where he chose to live and work and also the museum dedicated to his memory. We continue visit to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Sample taste Northern style food for lunch in a restaurant
     
    In the afternoon, we visit the largest and most interesting Museum of Vietnam Ethnology. Return to city down town, we discover the famed Old Quarter on foot. Walk through the hidden alleys, amaze at the old style tube houses, and visit the lively local market and lovely peaceful temple Bach Ma. Next, hop on a traditional bicycle rickshaws move at leisure pace that’s perfect for photos and slow-moving sightseeing. Seat back and relax while your driver weaves through the busy streets, dodging speeding motorbikes and rolling past French colonial houses.
     
    The evening, enjoy the traditional Vietnamese music performance ‘CA TRU’ in an Ancient House (available on Tue, Thu & Sat). Water puppet show will be replaced on other days.
     
    Overnight in Hanoi
     
    Note: Shorts and top tanks are not allowed in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & pagodas.
  • Day 3

    HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

     Make an early morning departure from Hanoi and drive 3.5 hours through the Red River Delta on your way to Halong city. Upon arrival, the crew will greet us on board the traditional style junk with a refreshing welcome drink and then the cruise begins! While navigating the way through the emerald waters and limestone islands, lunch is served with delicious fresh seafood (vegetarians are also catered for). As cruising through the bay, marvel at the amazing karst scenery with different formations. Halong Bay is littered with hidden caves and grottoes and we’ll take some time to explore one of these. For those felling active you then can explore the bay by sea kayak. After the dinner, night fishing is available on the main deck. Overnight on board in the bay.

  • Day 4

    HALONG BAY – HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN (B)

     Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of Halong Bay’s landscape. We cruise to explore more of the bay and enjoy the brunch breakfast before returning to the Jetty at noon time. Drive transfer directly to Noi Bai airport for 1hr flight to Danang city

     
    We land in Danang and make the 40 minutes drive to the charming town of Hoi An.
  • Day 5

    HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B)

     Time for another early morning as you stroll the sleepy streets of charming Hoi An. Most other visitors will still be in bed, and getting up early allows you to see the quiet side of Vietnam’s best-preserved old town. Take a boat across the historic Thu Bon River and visit the tranquil Duy Hai Village. Enjoy a fabulously clear sunrise (weather permitting!) as the rising sun paints the sky a rainbow of color and the snaking river makes its way to the sea.

     
    Hop onto a bicycle and cycle to see the Local Countryside Market- feel free to take part in some haggling if you feel confident enough! Explore the countryside lanes of this traditional village, where farming is still the most important source of income, and makes for fabulous photo opportunities in the early morning sun. Head back by boat to your hotel and well-deserved breakfast. Relax in the morning
     
    Afternoon, take a guided walking tour around the gorgeous Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Hall, and the local market, which buzzes on the riverside. Hoi An is a shopper paradise with plenty of art galleries, souvenir shops and an excellent express tailor scene- the afternoon is for you to enjoy all of this at your own pace! Continue to visit Ky Son Martial Arts School, interact with the masters, and learn to write calligraphy (or practice Taichi or Vietnamese Martial Art for health).
     
    Overnight in Hoi An
  • Day 6

    HOI AN – DA NANG – SAIGON (B)

     Take a short flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) – an important economic central in Vietnam. It also has some very imposing colonial architecture which belies in fascinating past. Almost a hundred years of French rule bestowed the Central Post Office, a pearl of colonial architecture designed by Gustave Eiffel.

     
    Begin exploring the sights of the city. Get far off of the tourist track with a unique walking excursion by foot through Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Lon District, or "big market". Sometimes referred to as Saigon's Chinatown district, explore the vivid and distinct charm of this little-explored corner of the city - and learn the local secrets behind one of the world's oldest and largest Chinatowns.
     
    Return to city downtown, visit the War Remnant Museum and take a stroll around the impressive old French-built post office and Notre Dame Cathedral before continuing to the City Hall area, another grand old colonial-era relic. Then leave guests free to explore the famous Dong Khoi area, home to the legendary Continental Hotel, made famous by Graham Greene in the Quiet American, and lots of popular restaurants, bars and boutiques. Overnight in Saigon.
  • Day 7

    SAIGON – FULL DAY TO MEKONG DELTA (B/L)

     Today is a very interesting day with local touch and seeing many of highlight of Mekong delta.  This delta is Vietnam's biggest rice bowls with all three rice crops and is the major contributor to Vietnam and other countries' food basket.

     
    Arrive at Ben Tre and board our private boat. Here we get a tour around the small islands of lush orchards, running on small channels and watching daily life pass slowly. Off the boat and walk along the river bank, chance to enjoy the local people's peaceful life. Stop by one of the many family businesses that produce most of what is possible to get from coconut as candy, juice, oil and souvenirs, mostly made by hands and in simple methods. Next, take a local tuk-tuk (or bicycle) ride around the remote village, learn about local rural life and stop to sample tropical fruits. Eat lunch at a restaurant in the heart of the delta, sampling regional specialties such as the famous Elephant Ear fish. Afterwards, paddle in sampans (small rowing boats) past water coconut trees along the Mekong and then board back our boat to cruise in the delta’s major waterways to Ben Tre pier. End cruises and return to hotel after a memorable day merging in Mekong Delta local living.
     
    Overnight in Saigon City
  • Day 8

    SAIGON – YANGON (B)

     You will be free today in Saigon until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

     
    On arrival, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel in Yangon.
     
    In the afternoon, the city tour commences with visits to the old colonial-style city center with the gilded SULE PAGODA, dating back over 2,000 years, BOGYOKE (SCOTT'S) MARKET with hundreds of stores (closed on Monday) and a visit of a gems shop. The tour continues to CHAUK HTAT GYI, a huge reclining Buddha image followed by a photo stop made at KARAWEIK HALL, a royal floating barge. An extended visit to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold.
     
    Stay overnight at your hotel in Yangon.
     
    Note: Itinerary is subject to change according to arrival flight time.
  • Day 9

    YANGON- BAGAN BY FLIGHT (B)

     Wake up early and transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Bagan at 6.00am, one of the Asia’s most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung Oo market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th century ‘cave temple’ with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakatas; Anada Temple – one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style.

     
    A visit to the lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to local village. Then take horse cart along off the beaten track of Bagan Pagodas to reach one of the temples from the top of it we would view the sunset.
     
    Stay overnight at your hotel in Bagan
     
    Note: breakfast box can be prepared in case you leave the hotel before breakfast time.
  • Day 10

    BAGAN FULL DAY VISIT (B)

    Get up early and enjoy sunrise balloon (30 ~ 45 minutes, sharing 12 ~ 16 pax/ a balloon)
     
    Balloons Over Bagan: Classic / Standard Service  
     
    Important Notice:
     
    Ballooning will depend on the weather condition and in case of cancel the balloon, we will charge USD 10 for administration fees

    Please kindly advise to the clients in advance and kindly confirm back to me with their Body Weight. Any passenger in excess of 125kg/ 280 pound or any passenger who requires the space in the basket for 2 passengers, will be required to book the additional extra space at the time of booking.
     
    Then go back to hotel and have breakfast. The second day sightseeing at Asia’s best kept archaeological destination includes a visit to Dhamayangyi Temple – the most massive, significant monument in Bagan with finest mortar-less brickwork; Sulamani Temple – close to the Dhamayangyi temple with more sophisticated style of later Bagan temple; another Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba village – believed to be built for Rajakumar on the death of his father, King Kyansitta, and famous nowadays for its well preserved wall paintings; Manuha Temple – built by detained Mon King Manuha; Ngagayon Temple – similar to the plan of Anada Temple and the main attraction is that the twice life size Buddha Image shelters under the hood of the naga or serpent inside the temple. Sunset viewing from the top of one of the permitted temples
     
    Stay overnight at your hotel in Bagan
  • Day 11

    BAGAN – Mt.POPA – MANDALAY BY ROAD (B)

     Breakfast at the hotel. At 8.00am, drive to Mt. Popa - an extinct volcano at 65km south east of Bagan in the plain region of middle Myanmar and as the one of National parks in Myanmar with preserved forest. It serves as a small oasis in the hot, dry plain of Myanmar. The popularity of Mt. Popa today lies in the interest of religious and mystical beliefs as an abode of spirits, “Nats”. Climb the Taungkalat – believed to be the part of the main volcano blown apart and plugged at the current location. Proceed to Mandalay. Upon arrival Mandalay, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

     
    Stay overnight at your hotel in Mandalay
     
    Bagan to Mandalay: 130km, it takes about 3 hours by car
  • Day 12

    MANDALAY – DEPARTURE VIA BANGKOK (B)

     Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Bangkok for your flight home. 

The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.
 
Services inclusive
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mention or similar
  • Transfer services in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees, other boat fees where applicable
  • Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu. 
  • Tours with local English speaking guide
Services Exclusive
  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals. 
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time. 
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Internal airfares in the tour (please refer to the supplement quotation)
  • International airfare from/to Laos
  • International airport departure tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills 
  • All other service not stated in the program
A. CANCELLATION POLICY:
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:
  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost 
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost

B. CHILDREN POLICY (land service only)
  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents 
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 7 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate
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