40 Days Panorama of Indochina Tour

INT-VCLTM-VCLTM40  40 Days Panorama of Indochina Tour

This 40 days tour from Vietnam to Cambodia Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar is designed for those who want a panorama view of the best of Indochina, including the historical cultural heritages, the ancient temples and pagodas, and the marvelous natural landscapes with authentic life style of the local people.

In Vietnam, you will have a cruise on Halong Bay, visit Hoian Ancient Town, relax on the sandy beach, explore the colonial Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), and boat cruise to Mekong Delta. Then transfer to Cambodia, discover the splendid temples of Angkor and visit the floating village at Tonle Lake. And in Laos, you will excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, Mekong cruise from Laos to Thailand. In Thailand, explore the mysterious golden triangle areas of South Asia, and visit the Long Neck Karen Village. At the end of the trip, go to Myanmar and visit the awesome pagodas and the colorful reclining buddha in Yangon.

TOUR CODEINT-VCLTM-VCLTM40

PLACES VISITED Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hoi An-Saigon-Phnom Penh-Siem Reap-Vientiane-Luang Prabang-Chiang Rai-Golden Triangle-Chiang Mai-Bangkok-Mandalay-Bagan-Inle Lake-Yangon

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Vietnam: Cruise on Halong Bay, visit Hoian Ancient Town, relax on the sandy beach, explore the colonial Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), and boat cruise to Mekong Delta.
  • Cambodia: Discover the splendid temples of Angkor and visit the floating village at Tonle Lake.
  • Laos: Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, Mekong cruise from Laos to Thailand.
  • Thailand: Explore the mysterious golden triangle areas of South Asia, and visit the Long Neck Karen Village.
  • Myanmar: Visit the awesome pagodas and the colorful reclining buddha in Yangon.

At a Glance

Hanoi(4 nights)

Halong Bay(1 night)

Hoi An(2 nights)

Saigon(3 nights)

Phnom Penh(2 nights)

Siem Reap(5 nights)

Vientiane(2 nights)

Luang Prabang(3 nights)

Luang Say Lodge(1 nights)

Chiang Rai(3 nights)

Chiang Mai(2 nights)

Bangkok(2 nights)

Mandalay(2 nights)

Bagan(2 nights)

Inle Lake(3 nights)

Yangon(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

40 Days Panorama of Indochina Tour

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: D

Welcome to Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view.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.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Full Day Relaxing in Hanoi

Meals: B

Today enjoy your full day relaxing in Hanoi after long flight.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 Hanoi City Tour – Discover the capital city of Vietnam

Meals: B / L

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, oriental style old buildings, luxuriant trees along street, local market, motor-bikes, etc, A city tour in Hanoi will give you the first impression of oriental.

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.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4 Full Day – Bich Dong – Hoa Lu

Meals: B / L

Morning, meet our guide and transfer to Ninh Binh province - located 110km from Hanoi to the South. Tam Coc - Bich Dong is a popular tourist destination near the city of Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam. Along Hoang Long River, vast limestone cliffs rising out of the rice paddies make Tam Coc somehow similar to Halong Bay, or on-land Halong Bay as described. A river trip to Tam Coc and through the three caves of Tam Coc is so wonderful for photo hunters, especially when ripping rice season is coming. Next to Tam Coc is Hoa Lu, the relics of the ancient capital of Vietnam during 10th century.

Remains of this capital town are temples dedicated to the two heroes: Dinh King and Le King who were the founders of Hoa Lu as the citadel. Though the temples have been damaged from time to time, some precious antiques are still well preserved such as whole-stone dragon thrones; wooden has-relieves and lacquered statues of the Kings and the Queen Duong Van Nga (who in turn got married to both of the Kings).

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5 Hanoi/Cruise along Halong Bay

Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, travel to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient (3 hr. drive). Your cruise across Halong Bay starts around noon cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay. We start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islets…) of Bai Tu Long Bay.Visit and explore the Thien Canh Son Cave and Kayaking.

One of the highlights of your stay on board is the innovative and varied cuisine offered at Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

Overnight in Halong Bay.

Day 6 Halong Bay/Return to Hanoi/ flight to Danang – Transfer to Hoi An

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / L

Starting your day with Tai Chi while complimentary tea & coffee are served. Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village: Discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural are grown. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport for your onward flight to Danang, upon arrive , you will escort to Hoi An for hotel check in.    

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Century Cham Ruins and Hoi An Ancient Port Town

Meals: B / L

In the morning, travel to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. The ruins lie in a beautiful mountainous landscape. Enter the temples to hear all about the history and stories of the Cham people and this holy site.  

In the afternoon, continue on to the Ancient Capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th century port town in its preserved state. Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics which houses art and pottery dating from the 1,500’s to the 1,700’s. Continue on a brief visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, a temple from the 17th century featuring China's influence in the region. Enter the Ancient Town as the streets take on a magic of their own with old lanterns, French-style houses, intricately carved wooden doors and more Take a walk through the Old Tam Ky House to see it's imperial styles meshed with French overtures. Continue on to stroll along the river and see traditional boats and locals on bicycles passing by. You'll then approach the Japanese Covered Bridge which for centuries connected the Chinese and Japanese sides of town over the waterway. The old wooden structure has shown amazing resilience for more than 400 years.

At dusk, enjoy walking along the riverside as colorful lanterns light up the town. Then return to your hotel for an evening of relaxation.   

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 Flight to Saigon – Half Day City Tour

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / L

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.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 9 Full Day My Tho ( Bentre) – Discover Mekong Delta

Meals: B / L

Discover the Mekong River, essential to Vietnamese life.

This morning, transfer to remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam". First visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens overflowing with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools and tombs and ornate gates which provide entry. Continue on a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages.

After lunch visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island or explore the island on foot (the island is flat and relatively small). Return to Saigon. 

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 10 Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class

Meals: B / L

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 cooking food. When drive back to Saigon.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 11 Saigon Flight to Phnom Penh

Meals: B / D

Enjoy your free morning today until transfer to airport for flight to Phnom Penh the capital city of Cambodia, upon arrive your local guide and driver will be waiting for you at the airport and ready to transfer you to hotel for check in.

This afternoon around 5:00pm, you'll be pick up to the pier for cruising along the Phnom Penh riverfront while enjoying the subtle sounds of live traditional Khmer music on the upper-deck. You can also view the scenery from the main deck for a more cozy experience near the bar. After passing the Royal Palace we will journey to the junction of the Tonle Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers. Up the Mekong River you may see floating villages and fishing families living on their house boats, depending on the water level and the time of year.
Dinner is served after sunset. An all-you-can-eat buffet made from fresh, local, organic food that is stored, prepped, and cooked fresh daily on our boat in our stainless steel kitchens. After dinner, we cruise down the Mekong River before turning up the Tonle Sap to take in the Phnom Penh riverfront skyline after dark. This perspective is stunning, only to be seen like this by boat. After passing under the Japanese Friendship Bridge we return to port. The bar will stay open, and you are free to stay and enjoy the river views. 

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 12 Full Day Phnom Penh City Tour

Meals: B / L

Discover the highlights of Phnom Penh and the iconic landmarks.

After breakfast, your guide will greet you at the lobby and then escort you to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. The Killing Fields were a place of execution and burial of people considered a threat or enemy of the Khmer Rouge regime(1975-1979). You'll walk near the fields which have been excavated, and see the monument which now houses the skulls of the victims. You'll also see an old tree which is notable for it's eerie and death-like appearance.

You'll also watch a video where you'll learn about the tragedies that happened at this site. Next, you'll continue to Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Prior to 1975 Toul Sleng was a high school. When Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975 they converted it into the S-21 prison.

In the afternoon, you'll continue to the National Museum where you will see the largest collection in the world of Khmer history, arts and architecture on display. You will also visit the Silver Pagoda, which has 5,000 silver tiles on the floor and then you'll visit the Royal Palace where the Khmer royal family lives. Finally you'll visit Wat Phnom. When the tour is finished, you'll be escorted to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 13 Fly to Siem Reap, Apsara Dinner Show

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / D

Enjoy your free morning until transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap, upon arrive you will be transfer to hotel for check in. the rest of the day free at your own leisure.

In the evening enjoy dinner with Apsara traditional dancing show.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14 Temple Touring Full Day

Meals: B / L

Breakfast is at hotel. We depart hotel at 8.00am for full day guided Angkor exploration, start with the south gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces, stroll to explore Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king, terrace of elephant & Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. 

After lunch, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest monument in the world. Unlock the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia. On your way back to Siem Reap, enjoy the sunset from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 15 Day in the Life – Community Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities

Meals: B / L

Your host family welcomes you into their home and lives for the day, learn about a day in the life of a typical village, visit the local Pagoda and school if possible and learn out about village customs and culture gaining new insights and experiences.

Activities on the tour may include planting rice, harvesting or transplanting rice depending on the time of year.  Other activities include weaving thatch for roof repairs, weaving wall panels, planting vegetable crops, tree planting, making prahoc or rice wine.  Every tour is different and activities will depend on the time of year, family needs and goings on in the village. On each tour you will also have the opportunity to plant a fruit tree for your host family providing a future food and potential income source.

These families receive a small payment for being the host family and a larger contribution is made to a village fund that is used for special village projects like water filters and water wells. We work with the families to determine the projects that need to be undertaken.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 16 Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk, Ox cart ride – Cambodia Phare Circus

Meals: B / L

In the morning, a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake—Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll take a fun ox cart ride through the countryside, Continue on a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake views and mangrove forests. Spend rest of the morning at Kompong Phluk, the largest village on the lake, to discover the fascinating daily lifestyle of the local people who live on the water.

For a unique experience this evening our driver will take you to see a performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus from the best VIP seats in the house.  Theater, story, dance, high-energy music and circus acts tell uniquely Cambodian stories.  These circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 17 Full Day Relaxing

Meals: B

Enjoy your full day free at your own leisure. you can visit Made in Cambodia Market or perhaps you might want to do cooking class or massage..etc. just let us know.

All these can be pre-booked with us and included in your tour through our Siem Reap office.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 18 Flight to Vientiane via Bangkok

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane airport, your private local guide from IndochinaTour.com will welcome you at the airport then escorts you to your hotel in Vientiane City.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, you can have a relaxing walk around the hotel to discover the city or stroll along the river bank to enjoy sunset.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 19 Full day Vientiane City Tour

Meals: B / L

Vientiane, the charming capital city of Laos with rich heritage of Buddhist culture, is waiting for you to discover.

You full day city tour will take you to visit the highlights of Vientiane. Your will firstly get to know some more history of Laos by visiting the temple Wat Sisaket which is the oldest surviving temple with thousands of Buddhist images. The temple Wat Prakeo which housing the famous Emerald Buddha image really amazed the Indochina tour makers. Your full day Vientiane city tour will also visit the symbolic site That Luang Stupa and Patuxay Monument.

In the afternoon Buddha Park and enjoy a stroll around the park. Also known as Xieng Khuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. The quiet and tranquil setting along the Mekong River is a contrast to the slightly eccentric sculptures which were built in 1958 by a Laos shaman. The concrete sculptures are unique and intriguing, sitting majestically in the peaceful park. After Buddha Park start driving back to Vientiane. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 20 Flight to Luang Prabang

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

Today you will continue your amazing Indochina Tour in Laos from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer you to the airport for onward flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will meet your private local guide from Indochinatour.com and escort you to hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you can wander around the city and the night market to discover local life of Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 21 Kuang Si Waterfalls, Half Day City Tour

Meals: B / L

Luang Prabang, the city surrounded by Mekong River and well known for its golden city is well known for its beautiful decorated Buddhist temples, it is a place that you will keep appearing in your mind for long time after your Indochina tour.

Your memorable trip will starts from partaking in an alms ritual in the morning, you will accepts the blessing by monks who you give the alms. Have breakfast in the hotel and then start the half day excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax.

Drive back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture, visit the Royal Palace Musem to learn some history of Laos. Then visit the Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 22 Rice Paddies, Living land Farm

Meals: B / L

This morning, you’ll experience the process of making rice at a Living Land Farm, a community enterprise just outside of Luang Prabang, which promotes professional organic farming right next to village rice paddies. Join the interactive rice farming experience which actively benefits the local community , who showcase and maintain their traditional ways. Learn about bamboo weaving, tool and trap making, gardening and even blacksmithing. A Laos specialty lunch will be served as well.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 23 Mekong River Cruise & Pak Ou Cave

Meals: B / L / D

Luang Say boat leaves Auberge Calao pier at 07h00am (please be at pier not later than 6.45 am) for a cruise up the Mekong to Pakbeng and the Luang Say Lodge. A continental breakfast is served while the boat is cruising to Pak Ou Village.

Opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River, near Pak Ou village, the cruise stops to visit the Tam Thing cave. Translated as Rock Cave, it is famous for housing over 2,500 Buddha statues of all sizes and for being a place of pilgrimage for locals.

Lunch is served on board, buffet style with a main course from Laos’ main culinary delights as well as a choice of fish and meat dishes

A few hours into the day after enjoying the sights of granite cliffs and sparkling sandy shores, the river boat makes a stop to visit the hill tribe village of Baw, where you can watch the traditional process of making Lao whiskey.

The river cruise arrives at Luang Say Lodge near Pakbeng before sunset, giving plenty of time to refresh, enjoy the scenery of the river and admire the surrounding nature.
A Laotian dinner is served on the open air terrace overlooking the Mekong River. 

Overnight in Luang Say Lodge.

Day 24 Pakbeng - Village - Huay Xai

Meals: B / L / D

Mornings are special times at Luang Say Lodge with stunning sights of the peaceful neighboring mountains, often shrowded in mist, while a full breakfast is served on the expansive teak terrace.

The cruise departs for another day of nature discovery along the legendary river with one stop planned along the way to Luang Prabang.

Lunch is served on board in a buffet style with a main course from Laos’ main culinary delights and a choice of fish and meat dishes.

After lunch, the boat stops at a traditional village. This is a chance to observe rural life along the Mekong and witness the daily life of ethnic minorities and their talented craftsmanship.

Within the Mekong region, the capital of the Lao province of Bokèo, Huay Xai is an important border crossing point with neighboring Chiang Khong, Thailand and was thus chosen as the ideal arrival port for the cruise.

Upon arrive in Huay Xai pier, you will transfer to Chiang Rai for hotel check in .

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 25 Half Day Chiang Rai City Tour

Meals: B / L

After breakfast and check out from hotel, we will drive to visit Opium House at bent of the mighty Maekhong River and see the scenery view of three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos).  Visit ancient city of Chiang Saen, where ruins of numerous, temples, stupas, Buddha images are still to be seen artifacts and archaeological finds exhibited at the National Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer back to hotel in Chiang Rai.

Overnight in Chiang Rai。

Day 26 Doi Mae Salong - Discover Golden Striangle

Meals: B / L

The golden triangle is a mysterious region for most of Indochina tour makes, today you will enjoy a full day excursion to the heart of golden triangle region.

Your fascinating day will start from morning by firstly visit the Long Neck Karen village to see the long neck hill tribe people who relocated from the Thai and Myanmar border. Keep driving to Mt. Doi Mae Salong and visit the Chinese village on the top of the mountain. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue the trip to the highest peak on the Thai-Myanmar border. Doi Tung, provides an opportunity to view enrooted many different Lahu and Akha village as well as terraced farming areas and see from distance the Princess Mother's frigid flower Garden.  Doi Tung temple, built in A.D.1493, is located at the peak. Its scenery reminds one of Switzerland, features many unique images and temple architecture over looking the entire northern rice field plain.  Return to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. 

Overnight in Chiang Rai。

Day 27 Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai by Private Car

Meals: B / L

After breakfast, visit the White Temple, is an unusual Thai temple designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who mixes traditional Buddhist temple architecture with pop culture references. Keep driving to Chiang Mai, visit the Meow Hill Tribe Village where locates on the Mountain Doi Pui and it was once famous for opium cultivation. Continue to visit the Temple Wat Doi Suthep where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City. If you like, here is also one of the best places to enjoy sunset. 

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 28 Elephant Safari

Meals: B / L

A fun and memorable Indochina tour is not complete without the experience of elephant. Today you will visit the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp. You will see how the elephants works, and you will have chance to ride the elephant across the river and through the forest around 1 hour. Return by Ox Cart to the elephant village for lunch.

The rest of the day free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai。

Day 29 Flight to Bangkok | Bangkok City Highlight

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

This morning, enjoying your free morning until transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival , your private local guide from IndochinaTour.com will welcome you at the airport then escorts you to visit the Grand Palace, a beautiful example of an ancient Siamese court, and Wat Phra Kaew, home to the revered Emerald Buddha statue. Then, ride like a Local by tuk-tuk to Wat Pho temple, to behold the 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha statue. Next, explore the city’s renowned klongs(canals) by boat and cruise the Chao Phraya River. Also visit Wat Arun and the Royal Barge Museum.  

Overnight in Bangkok。

Day 30 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market /Kanchanabury and WWII

Meals: B / L

This morning visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you will experience the traditional Thai market with numerous vendors selling local foods, fruits and products from their boats. Explore the market before continuing on to Kanchanburi to learn about the region's storied past and present-day culture. Made famous by the book and movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, the infamous bridge and railway is a notable part of the Kanchanaburi landscape. Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre to get an understanding of the deadly, Herculean task many Thais were faced with decades ago.

Then continue to Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park. The park is full of examples of the Khmar influenced architecture in this part of Thailand.  

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 31 Flight to Mandalay

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

Welcome to Myanmar – Mandalay, upon arrive your local guide and driver will be waiting at the airport and ready to transfer you to hotel for check in. The rest of the day free at your own leisure

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 32 Amarapura and Mandalay

Meals: B / L

Our guide and driver will pick up to you at 08:30AM and drive to U Bein Bridge. After that keep going to Mahagandayon Monastery in Amarapura is one of the biggest and most important monasteries in Myanmar. After a short visit to the monastery’s premises, the guests will be invited to serve rice and cakes to the center of the monastery from around 10:00 to monks passing by in queue. The ceremony takes place daily in the 10:30 AM. You will be joined by locals as they make their offerings, thus the donation is non-inclusive

At the afternoon, we’ll visit to mysterious “Maha Muni Buddha”, the most revered Buddha image in Myanmar. Being the most holy pilgrimage site, a rite of visiting pilgrims is to apply gold leaf to the statue. The result of this has left the statue distorted in some areas, namely the chest where there is 6 inches of gold leaf.

Mandalay Hill is the best place to introduce Mandalay city, to catch a glimpse in the morning or enjoy sun set, before or after your day touring. Nearby there are also many remarkable sights like the Golden Palace Monastery with its exquisite wood carvings, Kuthodaw pagoda, famous for housing the “Biggest book in the World” and Kyauk Taw Gyi pagoda with its huge Marble Buddha. This tour offers a great introduction to Mandalay and a memorable day touring.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 33 Flight to Bagan | Valley of a Thousand Temples

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

This morning, transfer by flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Aureum Palace Hotel for check in.

This afternoon, explore Bagan. See its thousands of Buddhist pagodas spread in the valley of the Ancient City of Bagan. These pagodas were once owned by individual families during prosperous times. Visit the Nyaung Oo Market where locals buy and sell produce. Continue on to the Shwezigon Pagoda , the largest pagoda in Bagan painted with real gold.

Then enjoy a Horse Cart Ride to the small village of Taung Phi for a view of a teak monastery Continue by horse cart around temples and winding roads as the sun makes it's way to the sky's edge casting curious shadows from the temples across the plain. Continue to Shesandaw Pagoda. Watch one of the best sunsets in Southeast Asia before riding back to your hotel.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 34 Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride, Full day of leisure

Meals: B

Enjoy a exciting morning Hot Air Balloon Ride in Bagan.

Ordinarily an average of 45 mins of flight duration is expected. However, the entire experience will last about 2 1/2 hours. On landing, our fully trained Myanmar ground crew will pack the balloon whilst passengers enjoy a glass or two of celebratory champagne. 
Balloons over Bagan is a private Myanmar company that is committed to the preservation of Bagan and its environment. A contribution from each flight will be donated to community programmes that directly benefit the local population.

.....drifting over a panorama of a thousand ancient pagodas, silent in the shadow of low-slung mountains and against the banks of the mighty Irrawaddy river.

After the flying, then back to hotel for breakfast. You can relax in hotel or take a biking tour through the pagoda area to discover more interesting sites of Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 35 Fly to Heho Inle lake – visit Htat Eian Cave

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B / L

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 you will visit Htat Eian Cave the interesting cave with many deep passageways and numerous Budda images there’s monk living there for praying and Meditating. Also a monastery nearby and you can chat with the monks. 

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 36 Full day Inle lake Excursion

Meals: B / L

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, then visit five day market one of Inle Lake’s most popular and picturesque sights where you see some tribal ladies selling their farm products and the Long Neck Ladies who were relocated from the Myanmar and Thailand border.

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 37 Full day Relaxing

Meals: B

Enjoy your full day relaxing at your own leisure.

Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 38 Flight to Yangon | Royal Style Dinner

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / D                                                                                                  

In the morning, transfer by flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, The Strand Yangon for check in.

In the evening, enjoy a  Cultural Dinner Show on the Karaweik Palace, which is a floating marble boat. The show features the traditional instruments, attire, and dances of Burma conveying the ten national arts. After the show, return to your hotel for the evening. 

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 39 Yangon Capital Highlights

Meals: B / L

After breakfast, then go to visit the downtown area to see the Old City Hall, and Maharbandoola Park. Then stroll along the old street ending at the old Strand Hotel. Next, drive to Botahtaung Pagoda which features golden decorations inside. Continue to Bogyoke Market which sells many Burmese traditional handicrafts including stone, wood and bronze carvings, and much more.

In the afternoon, visit Kandawgyi Park near Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Image - one of the largest in Yangon. Continue to the highlight of Yangon: the golden Shwedagon Pagoda, which has been described as one of the wonders of the world. Shwedagon plays a very important role in the Old Burmese History and also is an important Buddhist icon. Enjoy the sunset over the pagoda.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 40 Farewell from Yangon!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to your sweet home.

End of Service.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

When you plan your trip with us, you'll be in the safe hands of one of our specialists throughout.

  • 1Submit the Itinerary

    Feel free to check out the itineraries on our website and find one itinerary which is matched with your travel plan and interest.

    Then fill out the form on the right side of your itnerary page and click the submit button. After that, you can get to the next step.

  • 2Speak to a Specialist

    Speak to one of our specialist with your personal interest, travel plan and budget. We will answer your questions and offer suggestions sincerely.

    After you are clear about your trip, and if you are ready, we will start plan your trip in detail according to your requirement anytime you want.

  • 3Plan & refine

    Your personal specialist will carefully design your trip into a detailed itineray with country facts, maps, accommodation, facsinating photos and a price.

    And we will keep perfecting your itinerary until you're totally satisfied and ready to book, at which point you pay your deposit.

  • 4Enjoy your Trip

    After your booking, you can call your specialist with any last questions about your trip and we will give you a call a few days before your travel time.

    If you have any problems during your trip, you can feel free to contact us, we will try our best to solve for you. Just hope you can enjoy your tour.

  • DETAILED ITINERARY
  • HOW TO BOOK

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untill you are totally satisfied with the trip plan.

Tailor your Indochina Trip

We are specialized in private and luxury Indochina tour.

  • Our tours are fully tailored to your budget and interests.
  • We are local, based in Siem Reap, owns 7 branch offices in total in Indochina region, to ensure you authentic experiences.
  • You are our No.1 priority and We promise heartfelt service.
  • Enjoy 24/7 Trip Support.

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