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17 Days Classic Vietnam and Myanmar Tour

INT-VM-CT17  17 Days Classic Vietnam and Myanmar Tour

The classic two-country tour is designed specially for those who want to visit the popular attractions in Vietnam and Myanmar. On the 17-days trip, you will explore the bustle Hanoi and leisure cruise on the Halong Bay, visit the historical Hoian Ancient Town and relax on the beautiful sandy beach, explore the colonial Saigon and boat ride to discover the Mekong River Delta; and then fly to visit the awesome pagodas in Yangon, the ancient temples in Bagan, cruise on the magical Inle Lake and the cultural centre of Mandalay in Myanmar.

TOUR CODEINT-VM-CT17

PLACES VISITED Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoian - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - My Tho - Yangon - Bagan - Heho -Mandalay

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Two days and one night cruise among thousands of the limestone islands in Halong Bay.
  • Enjoy fun time in the historical Hoian ancient town and sunshine on the beautiful sandy beach.
  • Boat ride to discover the Mekong Delta, “the rice bowl of Vietnam”.
  • Visit the peaceful former capital Yangon with the awesome pagodas.
  • Cruise on the tranquil Inle Lake and experience the unique lifestyle of local floating farmers.
  • Explore the Ancient City of “Bagan”, home to thousands of temples dating back 1,500 years.

At a Glance

Hanoi(2 nights)

Cruise on Halong Bay(1 night)

Hoian(3 nights)

Ho Chi Minh City(2 nights)

Cruise on Mekong River (1 night)

Yangon(2 nights)

Bagan(1 night)

Heho(2 nights)

Mandalay(2 nights)

Classic Vietnam and Myanmar Tour Map

Itinerary Day by Day

Vietnam Myanmar 17 Days Tour Package

Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi

Flight: international flight on your own arrangement or upon request.
Meals: Dinner

Your memorable Indochina tour to discover Vietnam and Myanmar will starts from the capital of Vietnam—Hanoi, the city with lots of oriental style old buildings, luxuriant trees along street, local market, motor-bikes, where you will have the first impression of Indochina.
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel with private car. Check in hotel and relax.
A welcome dinner with traditional Vietnamese music will give you a first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and their culture.

Day 2 Full Day Hanoi City Tour—Discover the capital city of Vietnam

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Today you will enjoy a full day city tour in Hanoi. In the city tour, you will visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum and his former, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam useum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and a Cyclo tour to the old quarter of Hanoi.
Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Day 3 Full Day Halong Bay Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start at 8:00 am with private transfer to Halong City. Upon arrival, you will board the cruise ship for a relaxing Halong Bay Cruise through the stunning Halong Bay. You could be absolute relax by lying down on the sun deck to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sun shine. A shore excursion will bring you to discover a beautiful cave, visit a local fishing village with opportunity to interact with local people.
When the sun become a drop of burning gold that slid nearer the sea horizon, enjoy your dinner while enjoying a charming sun set.

Sample itinerary of 2 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise
FIRST DAY

Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder.
As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings.
Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water.
While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

Day 4 Half Day Halong Bay Cruise, Flight to Hoian

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Greeting by the morning sun rise from the sea horizon, you can join a Thai Chi lesson for some morning exercise before breakfast. Visit a limestone grotto in the morning and disembark around 11:00 am then transfer to airport for onward flight to Danang.
Upon arriving Danang, you will be pick up and transfer to hotel in Hoian (about 30 minutes drive). Check in hotel and overnight in Hoian.

Sample itinerary of 2 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise

SECOND DAY
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30am and 11.00am.

Day 5 Full Day My Son Heritage & Hoian Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the My SON Holy Land in the morning to discover the ruined temple which was built in the 4th century. When drive back to Hoian, visit the historical Hoian Ancient Town includes the colorful local market, the Tan Ky Old House, Fukien Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You can also visit the local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry.
In the evening, the local people will hang up the red lanterns, it will give you the feeling of traveling back to ancient time.

Day 6 Hoian--Relax on the Beach

Meals: Breakfast

Hoian is also famous for its beautiful sandy beach. Today you will relax to just enjoy sun shine and the beach.
If you want some fun activities today, we highly recommend you to join a fishing tour to experience being a local fishman, or go diving in Cham Island.

Day 7 Flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Half Day City Tour

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy free time in the morning until transfer to Danang airport for onward flight to Saigon. Upon arrival Saigon, you will meet your local guide in Saigon and escorts you to the hotel.
In the afternoon, explore Saigon with Thien Hao Pagoda, the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum.

Day 8 Full Day My Tho (Bentre)—Discover Mekong Delta

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a full day tour from Saigon to My Tho to discover the Mekong River Delta, which is famed as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam. Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. Arrive in My Tho, we first visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise Island and have lunch in the orchard.
Afternoon, we continue taking a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut Have a short cycling trip (applied for private tour/if time permitted), then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Late afternoon, come back saigon city and check in your hotel ( Hotel booked by clients)

Day 9 Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels, Cooking Class & Cruise Dinner

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels in the morning. On the way back to Saigon, you will stop by an organic farm where you can pick up organic vegetables and join a cooking class to learn to cook some famous Vietnamese food. Lunch will be arranged there with your own cook class.
When drive back to Saigon, enjoy some relaxing time by yourself. In the evening, a cruise dinner to enjoy the beautiful night scenery of Saigon on the Mekong River would be a farewell to this beautiful oriental city.

Day 10 Flight to Yangon

Flight: International flight includes in price and will be arranged by IndochinaTour.Com
Meals: Dinner,

Enjoy some relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for your onward flight to your next Indochina tour destination—Yangon, the capital of Myanmar.
Upon your arrival in Yangon, your local guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel.
In the evening, enjoy a Myanmar royal style welcome dinner on a floating marble boat.

Day 11 Full Day Yangon City Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Rise early in the morning to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda which is the largest pagoda with painted real gold in Yangon. Benefit for visit the pagoda in early morning you will enjoy an quiet and extremely peaceful atmosphere to watch local people and monks pray in front of the Pagoda.
Transfer back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will visit the Reclining Buddha (Chaok-Htat-Gyi) and Mahabandoola park.
Have some rest after lunch, in the afternoon, enjoy some free time wander around in Bogyoke Market and the then Bogyoke Market busy treets of Yangon’s famous China Town and Yangon Jetty. Finish your day off at the riverside where the road flanked by colonize style builds which will give you the impression of Myanmar in old time.

Day 12 Flight to Bagan, Half Day Bagan City Tour

Flight: domestic flight includes in price and will be arranged by IndochinaTour.Com
Meals: breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Bagan in early morning.
Upon arrival in Bagan, you will be welcomed by your local guide at the airport then transfer you to hotel.
Bagan, where you will be amazed by its thousands of Buddhists pagodas spread in the area of the Ancient City of ‘Bagan’. These pagodas used to own by individual families during its prosperous time.
Your will visit the Nyaung Oo Market where local people buying food in daily life, visit the Shwezigon Pagoda which is the largest pagoda in Bagan painted with real gold.
Have a rest in hotel in the hottest time in afternoon. Then enjoy a Horse Cart Ride for the sun set, you will climb up to the top of the Shesandaw Pagoda for sun set then take the horse cart back to hotel. It is a unforgettable feeling of taking the horse cart ride on the off road treks through the pagodas when its quiet in dusk.

Day 13 Flight to Heho

Flight: domestic flight includes in price and will be arranged by IndochinaTour.Com
Meals: breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to airport for onward flight to Heho where you will be picked up and transfer you to your hotel by the lakeside of Inle Lake.
Inle Lake locates in the highland of Myanmar in an altitude of around 3,000 feet above sea level. Here you will enjoy different atmosphere and ambience from middle part of Myanmar.
After check in hotel, enjoy your day at leisure to relax.

Day 14 Half Day Inle lake

Meals: breakfast, Lunch

Your Excursion today will be made by long tail boat to see life of In-tha (name of local ethnic people live on the lake), to discover their unique floating farms and life on floating village. You will also see how the local fisher to fish with only one leg paddling the boat and the Long Neck Ladies who were relocated from the Myanmar and Thailand border.
Rest of the day is at leisure to relax.

Day 15 Flight to Mandalay, Half Day Mandalay City Tour

Flight: domestic flight includes in price and will be arranged by IndochinaTour.Com
Meals: breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy free time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to Mandalay. Upon you arrive in Mandalay, you local guide will meet you in the airport and escort you to hotel.
After a rest in the hotel, you will visit Mahamuni Image where you will see local people pray and stick gold paper on the Buddha for blessing. You can also try to make your wish and donate money (buy) for gold paper to stick the gold paper on the statue (only man allowed to stick the gold). On the way to the Mahamuni Image, you will visit a gold paper factory to see how people made the gold leaf. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery which means ‘Golden Palace Monastery” and was built in 19th century and well known for its teak carving of Buddhist myths. Visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda which is a Buddhist stupa that contains the world’s largest book of Buddhism.
Finish your day at the top of Mandalay Hill for a stunning sun set.

Day 16 Full Day Amarapura Tour

Meals: breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, about 30 mins drive to Sagaing, the capital of Sagaing Division in Myanmar and located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river. Cross Innwa Bridge, built by British in 1934. Firstly you will visit the Maha Ganayon Kyaung Monastery to see hundreds of monks line up for daily meals at 10:15am. Then visit the U Bein Bridge which is 1.2 kilometers long and is the longest teakwood bridge in the world.
Continue to visit Kaung Mu Taw Pagoda; the dome shaped pagoda rises up to 46 meters. At the base of the pagoda there are 812 stone pillars, each one with a hollow and an image of a Nat in it. Continue visit to Sagaing Hill, the hill has a number of small pagodas and with many meditation centers and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda; it is located on Sagaing Hill. You can stop at monasteries and nunneries and talk with them while taking green tea from hot tea pot and palm-sugar.
Lunch at local restaurant in Sagaing and take a short break, then continue visit Amarapura,"City of Immortality" situated 11 km to the south of Mandalay and the ancient temple of Pahtodawgyi which was built in 1820 in the Inva ancient town.
Drive back to Mandalay and rest of the day is at leasure.

Day 17 Departure from Mandalay

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for your homeward flight or onward flight to continue your Indochina tour to.

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17 Days Classic Vietnam and Myanmar Tour

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Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoian - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - My Tho - Yangon - Bagan - Heho -Mandalay

Tour Code:INT-VM-CT17

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