In 17 day journey, you are invited to visit all highlights of 5 countries in Southeast Asia.
Take advantage of convenient regional flights, we design this adventure from Yangon then short visit to Bangkok then Laos and Cambodia before visiting Vietnam. The trip ends with 2 relaxing days cruise on Halong Bay and could be extended if you wish.
Please contact our travel consultant for more details and the best offer.

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Departure City: Hanoi
Visit Cities: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap - Hanoi - Halong Bay
Duration:  17 Days 16 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Yangon

  • PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
    Group size2 persons4 persons6 personsSingle Supp
    Land Tour/person2,4302,0201,840 547
    Flight/person109510951095
    Total/person3,5253,1152,935

    INCLUDES

    • 7 domestic/regional flights: Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay, Mandalay – Bangkok, Bangkok – Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang – Siem Reap, Siem Reap – Hanoi
    • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
    • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
    • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

    EXCLUDES

    • International flights
    • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
    • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
    • Tips for guides and drivers
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Myanmar Visa (more at www.burmatravel.com/visa).

    TOUR NOTES

    • Above prices subject to availability and subject to change.
    • Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change.
    • Amounts payable to third parties not included.
    • International airfares not included unless otherwise specified.
    • Please check all prices, availability and other information with your Burma Travel consultant before booking.
    • Burma Travel general booking conditions apply.

  • Day 1: Yangon Arrival – City tour
    Welcome to Burma (Myanmar)! Your guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and take you directly to the city center. After refreshment, set out for your guided city tour. Visit the famous Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon, then discover the most outstanding pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda. This golden pagoda is really a must see while you are in Myanmar.
    Afterwards, check-in at your hotel and enjoy your time at leisure.
    Meals: N/A.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
    Day 2: Yangon – Fly to Bagan – Sightseeing
    Transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Bagan. Start your tour with a trip to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful, gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions. We continue our tour with a visit to Ananda Temple, stopping along the way on the Bagan plains to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer ware workshop and learn how this traditional piece of art is made.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
    Day 3: Bagan – Discovery
    After breakfast, we begin with an exotic horse cart ride to one of the biggest temples in Bagan: Nan Paya Pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby. Continue with sightseeing to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple; take note of the architectural differences between MyaZedi Pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the ShweSandaw Pagoda.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
    Meals: Breakfast
    Day 4: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura
    Transfer to airport for your flight to Mandalay.
    Known as the hub of Buddhism, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monasteries. The most fascinating and intriguing part of the day will be the time studying the monks during their worship and meals.
    Upon arrival, your guide and driver will take you on a short drive. Twenty kilometers outside of Mandalay rests Sagaing Hill. Discover the numerous Buddhist monasteries; visit Buddha Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay.
    The next stop is Amarapura. Famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery, Amarapura is the best place to experience the way of life for monks in Mandalay. Walk over Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teakwood of its type, to Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
    Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill
    Drive to Mandalay pier to embark on a private boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell, the 90-ton ringing bell (second largest in the world).
    In the afternoon, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery – noted for its exquisite woodcarvings and gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda – known as the world’s biggest book and finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset and a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
    Day 6: Mandalay – Fly to Bangkok
    Enjoy your time at leisure until transfer to Mandalay International airport where you take your flight to Bangkok. Welcome to Bangkok! Your driver and guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel for check in. Free time and relax.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok  
    Day 7: Bangkok – Floating market – Tiger Temple
    After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave Bangkok for Damnoen floating market which is about 110km West of Bangkok. On the way you will visit farmhouse and watch local people making sugar from coconut. Once you arrive in Damnoen floating market you will be impressed by various boats with different shapes and sizes used by local to carry their goods. You will get on a long tail boat to go around this colorful floating market to see how people here living, selling and buying goods. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then take 40 minutes ride to Tiger temple. We manage to arrive early to catch up with walking the tiger activities. Tiger are brought out to the main area in front of the Tiger Enclosure. At this time visitors have a chance to watch the tigers and take photos. Then back to Bangkok.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok
    Day 8: Bangkok – City Tour – Fly to Chiang Mai
    After breakfast, you will start the half day tour in Bangkok. Your first visit is The Grand Palace, which is the official Palace of The King Of Siam since 1782 made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. It is located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River. Inside the Grand Palace complex is Wat Phra Kaeo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. The following visit is Wat Pho – the temple of reclining Buddha. The temple has a long list of credits: The oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, the longest reclining Buddha and the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, the first public education institution.
    Afterwards, transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Check-in and enjoy your time at leisure.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.
    Day 9: Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon
    On this tour you can cool off on Thailand’s highest peak while taking in the beautiful scenic Doi Inthanon National Park. Night time temperatures on the peak can be as low as -8 degrees centigrade.  In the cold/dry season night time frosts are common. In fact on top of the mountain the climate is closer to that of Canada than that of lowland Thailand. Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold so do not forget a long sleeve jumper. On the way up we will visit Wachiritharn and Siritharn Waterfalls, the agricultural work at the Royal Project Research Station, the king and queen chedi’s, (the best views across the park are found here), and then on to the peak of Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand. Near the top we will take the Angkha nature walk where you can walk amongst the unique flora and forest that grow at this altitude. There are both Karen and Hmong villages in the bounds of Doi Inthanon and we will see a Karen village on the way down the mountain before making our way back to Chiang Mai.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.
    Day 10    : Chiang Mai – Elephant Camps – Fly to Luang Prabang
    Breakfast shall be served at the hotel and then we will visit one of the popular Elephants Camp, where you can see the Elephants at work. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river into the forest. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for around 45 minutes. Then drive to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, pick-up by your driver and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.    
    Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.
    Day 11    : Luang Prabang City Tour – Pak Ou
    Luang Prabang is known for its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries. Witness the morning ritual by hundreds of monks from the various monasteries as they walk through the streets collecting alms.
    After partaking in an alms ritual, you will take the cruise along a Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, where you will discover gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes nestled deep in the limestone caverns. Embark on a cultural tour of Luang Prabang in the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Palace (official name “Haw Kham”) which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. If time is permitted we will explore the gilded temples Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodations: Hotel in Luang Prabang
    Day 12    : Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Water Fall – Fly to Siem Reap
    This morning, drive to beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. Afterwards, transfer to Luang Prabang airport for your flight to Siem Reap.
    Welcome to Siem Reap, the gateway into the Angkor temples of Cambodia. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Upon arrival, your tour guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the hotel to check in. Spend the rest of the day to enjoy the pool of hotel or take a short walk to Old Market in the center of Siem Reap City on your own.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
    Day 13    : Siem Reap – Angkor Temples
    Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a “tuk-tuk” ride to visit Angkor Wat. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are gilded gold by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast then set back again on a full day temple tour. Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat – the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture, proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
    Day 14    : Siem Reap – Bantaey Srei – Tonle Sap – Fly to Hanoi
    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings, followed by Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. In the afternoon, we head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake to visit the local floating villages.
    Afterwards, drive to the airport to catch your flight to Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, where your driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
    Day 15    : Hanoi City Tour
    Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Old Quarter; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
    Day 16    : Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
    * The following Halong Bay itinerary is a sample for our standard service on a 3 star junk/ cruise. Different programs are available through our luxury cruise itineraries on the Violet, Jasmine, Ginger, Paradise or Au Co. Please contact us for more details.*
    Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as sailing out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
    Accommodation: on cruise.
    Day 17    : Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure
    Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore the nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for brunch then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City, where your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai International Airport to catch your departure flight home.
    NOTE: YOUR FLIGHT MUST BE AFTER 18:00 PM
    Meals: Brunch.
    Accommodation: N/A.

    NOTES

    Please be aware that flight time, hotels and all others logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are cancelled or delayed Burma Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.

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