Bewitching Tour of Vietnam and Myanmar - 14 days | 13 nights

Hanoi - Stilt house of Ho Chi Minh - One Pillar Pagoda - Temple of Literature - Museum of Ethnology - Old Quarter - Hoan Kiem Lake - Halong Bay - Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van villages - Giang Ta Chai village - Yangon - Sule Pagoda - Kandawgyi Lake - Shwedagon Pagoda - Bagan - Shwezigon Pagoda - Manuha Temple - Nanbaya temple - Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi temple - Ayeyarwaddy River - Heho - Inle Lake - Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda - Yangon

14 days | 13 nights
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OVERVIEW

Day 1 : Hanoi – Arrival (D)
Day 2 : Hanoi – City tour (B/L)
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)   (160 km – 3h30)
Day 4 : Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai (B/L) (160 km – 3h30)
Day 5 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van villages (B/L/D)  (trekking – 11km)
Day 6 : Ta Van village - Giang Ta Chai village - Sapa - Hanoi (B/L)
Day 7 : Hanoi - Yangon (B) / by plane
Day 8 : Yangon city Tour (B/D)
Day 9 : Yangon - Nyaung Oo - Bagan (B/L)
Day 10 : Bagan - Discovery (B/L)
Day 11 : Bagan - Heho - Pindaya - Inle Lake  (B/L)
Day 12 : Inle Lake (B/L)
Day 13 : Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon (B)
Day 14 : Yangon - departure (B)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi - arrival (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel for check-in. Myanmar Vietnam tour starts. In the early evening, you have a chance to watch a water puppet performance, a distinct traditional art of Vietnam in which split-bamboo screen puppets controlled by the hidden people perform in the water. Then you enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B/L)
Wake up in the morning, enjoy your breakfast then we start the second day of Myanmar Vietnam tour in Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi, which is the resting place of Viet Minh leader Ho Chi Minh, founder. The next destination of your visit today is the One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông, first built in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond after he had a dream vision of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. You keep exploring Ancient Hanoi with an exploration of the Temple of Literature, the first national university in Vietnam first founded by the time of King Lý Nhân Tông. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
A short break at noon then you continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology where you have a chance to witness the documents of 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. We continue the tour with The Old Quarter. You will take 1.5 hours to wander around the narrow corner of Ancient Hanoi. It includes 36 old streets, each of which represents the type of merchandise sold in.
After enjoying the ancient atmosphere of streets as Hang Buom, Ta Hien, Dinh Le, Hang Be (famed for its typical food named Mam Tep Chung Thit) and witnessing the daily life of local here, we go on Myanmar Vietnam tour by visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning Lake of the Returned Sword. From here you can enjoy a very nice walk along the lake or back to the hotel. You should your camera and take a beautiful picture on The Huc red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)   (160 km – 3h30)
Breakfast and then heading to Halong Bay - the World Heritage Site listed by Unesco located in Quang Ninh Province. Once there at around 12h30, you will board on a traditional junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. While peacefully sailing across the Bay, you might enjoy fresh seafood lunch.
The first stop of Myanmar Vietnam tour on the third day is the most magical and beautiful cave – Sung Sot Cave means Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave, which is one of the most spectacular grottoes of Ha Long Bay. We will then stop on Titop island, where you can go for a swim, do kayaking and climb to the top of the island to admire a stunning panoramic view of the bay.
After enjoying a fresh seafood dinner on the bay, you can relax and spend the evening watching films or go for squid fishing. Stay overnight on the boat.

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai (B/L) (160 km – 3h30)
Wake up in the next morning at sunrise, then we join a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck if booked in advance. Enjoying an energizing breakfast then we begin a busy and interesting day with a visit to Luon Cave by small boat. The boat later passes Man Head Island and Tortoise Island. While the boat heads back the pier, it is time for you to check out the cabin and pay all your bills before leaving for the next destination. On the way back, you have a chance to join a demonstration of cutting flowers from fruits and roots. on arriving at the pier, you will check you, leave the junk and transfer to Cua Vang for lunch or you can have the meal on the boat (optional).
Then our driver will transfer you to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, after a short break, in the late afternoon, we continue Myanmar Vietnam tour to head to the railway station to catch the train to Lao Cai (7.5 hours). You have overnight on the train. Or you can reach Sapa by Express Bus on highway (optional) (5 hours).
We arrive in Lao Cai in the next early morning.

Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van villages (B/L/D)  (trekking – 11km)
Arrive at Lao Cai railway station at about 6h00 then transfer to Sapa, which is home for more than 30 minority tribes (Black H’mong, Flower H’mong, Red Dzao) and of Vietnam’s highest peak - Fansipan Mount.
Have breakfast in the hotel or restaurant (optional) before the trip starts.
Walk along the main road for a while then take a small path uphill to get to Lao Chai Village of the Black H’Mong tribe (total trekking at the average level: 11km - 5hours).
Lunch en route.
After lunch, continue to Ta Van village to visit the Dzay tribe, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area and then stay at local house.
Dinner at the very nice homestay.
Overnight in Ta Van village at a Dzay family.

Day 6: Ta Van village - Giang Ta Chai village - Sapa - Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast, continue trekking to Giang Ta Chai village (5km - 2hours) to discover the Red Dzao ethnic.
Come back to Sapa by a private car.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Free time in the afternoon. Myanmar Vietnam tour gives you free time to enjoy the town before leaving Sapa at 16h00 to reach to Hanoi by Express Bus (or by private car up your request) with a road distance of 400km by highway.
On arrival in Hanoi at around 21h30 (the departure and return time is changeable if you take a private car). Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Dinner on your own.

Day 7: Hanoi - Yangon (B) | by plane
Breakfast then our driver will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to the airport for s short flight to Yangon, Myanmar.
On arrival, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is Myanmar Vietnam tour at your leisure to stroll around this beautiful city.
Meals are on your own and overnight in Yangon.

Day 8: Yangon city Tour (B/D)
Wake up early in the morning, enjoy your breakfast at Yangon city then we spend the whole day of Myanmar Vietnam tour exploring the current capital of Myanmar namely Yangon with its historical values. The first destination of your city tour today is the National Museum. You later make visits to such attractive places of the city as the Sule Pagoda with ancient colonial style, located in the city center and the city hall for catching some beautiful moments with your family and friends. You later head to the peaceful Kandawgyi Lake with the Karaweik Hall to join a royal floating barge. Due to its fantastic beauty with its shores surrounded by gardens and trees, Kandawgyi is a perfect place for taking beautiful pictures.
The next site of Myanmar Vietnam tour today is Shwedagon Pagoda, considered among the world’s most beautiful religious monuments, making your city tour more interesting. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda is 98 meters high and contains 60 tons of pure gold. We keep exploring this beautiful city with a stroll around the Mahabandoola Park to admire the colonial courthouse. From here you have a chance to take a rickshaw tour around the historical buildings and visit the lively Yangon harbor as well as observe the locals’ routine life.
After self-service lunch and a short break, we continue to the city tour in the afternoon with a visit to the Bogyoke Museum which once was the home to national leader General Aung San. We end the city tour with an exploration of Bogyoke Market.
In the evening, you have a chance to watch the cultural performance with delicious Myanmar cuisine buffet dinner at Karaweik Hall in the kandawgyi local park.
We later come back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 9: Yangon - Nyaung Oo - Bagan (B/L)
 After check-out in the hotel, you can enjoy your picnic breakfast then head to Yangon Mingaladon Airport for a domestic flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo), famed for ancient stupas and temples. Nowadays, Bagan is among the most crucial archaeological sites in Asia. These huge stupas and temples dating back the 11th and 13 century is still preserved until now, making Bagan become one of the most captivating tourism attractions in Myanmar.
Upon arrival in Bagan, we keep Myanmar Vietnam tour by discovering this city with such visits to the lively Nyaung Oo Market, the Shwezigon Pagoda with its fantastic golden stupa, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, famed for its fine plaster carvings and sandstone decorations.
Lunch is served in a local restaurant. After the lunch, you make a visit to Ananda, known as a masterpiece of the early-style temple with two original standing Buddha images.
We later ride a horse court to make a discovery of the village of Taung Bi as well as the temples Gawdawpalin, Thatbyinnyu. You end of the today tour by enjoying the sunset at one of the open Terrence of the pagoda.
Then our driver will pick you up and transfer to your hotel for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight on Bagan.

Day 10: Bagan - Discovery (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel then our driver will come to pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Myinkaba village where you have a chance to witness the production of traditional lacquerware,  known as one of the most famous Myanmar handicrafts. The next stops of Myanmar Vietnam tour are the monuments of Myinkaba village, Gubyaukgyi, and Manuha and Nanpaya temples with mural ancient paintings.
Lunch is served in a local restaurant. After the meal, we keep exploring Bagan with a trip to the rural village of Minnanthu, the little-known temple area in Bagan where you take a great opportunity to witness the daily life of the farmers  as we as explore such amazing temples as Payathonzu, with unique architecture and Tantric Buddhism influence, Lemyethna and Nandamannya temples. Especially, you can watch the sunset from the peak of Tayoke Pyay Temple.
We later come back to your hotel for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Bagan.

Day 11: Bagan - Heho - Pindaya - Inle Lake  (B/L)
Breakfast then we head to Nyaung Oo (Bagan) Airport for a short flight to the Heho airport. On arrival in Heho,  we continue to go to Pindaya (65 km – 1.5 Hour drive) to explore Pindaya Caves, which is famed for thousands of Buddha images dating back to many centuries ago.
After having lunch in a local restaurant, you transfer to the Inle Lake (90 km – 2.5-hour drive). You later take a local boat to reach the hotel lying on the lake. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Inle Lake. Enjoy your night of Myanmar Vietnam tour in Inle Lake. 

Day 12: Inle Lake (B/L)
Breakfast then we kick off the twelve day of Myanmar Vietnam tour with a cruise trip on the picturesque Inle Lake to sightsee the famous leg-rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing and village life.
You later come to a local restaurant on the lake for lunch. After the meal, we keep exploring Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the weaving village of INPAWKHON and other attractive spots. Dinner is on your own and overnight on the lake.

Day 13: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon (B)
We start the morning in Inle Lake with an exploration of a lively market before heading to Heho Airport for the flight back to Yangon. On arrival in Yangon, you have some time to check in the hotel. Then the rest of the day of Myanmar Vietnam tour is at your leisure. Meals are on your own and overnight in Yangon.

Day 14: Yangon - departure (B)
Wake up early in the morning, enjoy the breakfast then you can spend your last day strolling around the city and shopping for some gifts at the Bogyoke (Scott) Market until our drive comes to pick you up and transfer to the airport for the international flight in the evening. End of Myanmar Vietnam tour. 

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PRICE & INCLUSION

Price includes

  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation at the hotel including breakfasts
  • Luxury junk in Halong Bay
  • Boats for cruises
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeings as mentioned on  the program
  • Visa entry letter approval for Vietnam.
  • Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned
  • Return train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai (Sapa) (soft sleeper with A/C).
  • Internal Flights: Hanoi - Yangon ; Yangon - Bagan, Bagan - Inle Lake, Inle Lake - Yangon.

Price excludes

  • Other International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees for Vietnam, Laos.
  • Insurance of traveler (obligatory)
  • Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned: Beverage, tips, etc.
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