Myanmar & Vietnam Holidays – 16 Days
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Price from: US$2,615 / person

Southeast Asia is full of hidden treasures. Sail in style across the region’s exotic waterways and be mesmerized by the sweeping sceneries and alluring blend of colors and contrasts along the way. Whether you travel aboard a regal replica steamer or a small elegant boat, a luxury cruise will be an unforgettable 16 day journey through the top attraction of Myanmar and Vietnam. The tour could be customized to your own travel interest.
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Departure City: Hanoi
Visit Cities: Yangon – Mandalay – Irrawady – Bagan – Inle Lake – Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Hanoi – Halong Bay
Duration:  16 Days 15 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 size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single Supp
    Land Tour/person 2,195 1,955 1,835 945
    Flight/person 780 780 780
    Total/person 2,975 2,735 2,615

    INCLUDES

    • 5 regional/domestic flights Yangon – Mandalay, Bagan – Heho, Heho – Yangon, Yangon – Saigon, Can Tho – 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
    Mingalabar! Your guide will welcome you at the airport and you driver will take you directly to your hotel.
    Your highlight for this evening is dinner in Karaweik Palace, overlooking to the Royal Lake and Shwedagon Tower. A meal of fine Burmese food will be served followed by a beautiful cultural show of music and dancing.
    Meals: Welcome Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
    Day 2: Yangon – Fly to Mandalay – Amarapura – U Bein Bridge
    Head to the airport for a flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, drive to Amarapura – famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery, Amarapura is the best place to see how monks live 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 3: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Overnight on Cruise
    Enjoy breakfast at hotel then check-out. Our driver will transfer you from hotel to Shwekyetyet Jetty for your cruise down the Irrawaddy River. Embarkation time is 10:00. Welcome Drink and briefing. Sail upstream for about one and half hour we arrived at the Mingun Pagoda Complex. Well known short trip to see the unfinished pagoda, the Mingun Bell, weighting 90 tones and the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world and the “Home for the Aged”. After lunch on board and continues downstream to Sagaing for a visit. Back to the board and sail downstream. Enjoy the sunset over Sagaing Hill.
    Moor overnight at a sandbank mid-stream.
    After dinner guests can enjoy a Traditional Dance (upon availability).
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Accommodation: on cruise.
    Day 4: Sagaing – Yandabo Village – Overnight on Cruise
    In the morning, cruising downstream to Yandabo Village. Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependent on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. We see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Shore excursion time is 1 hour. Back to board and cast off. Continue sailing downstream and moor overnight at near Chindwin confluence.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Accommodation: on cruise.
    Day 5: Yandabo Village – Bagan
    Cast off early morning, continue sailing downstream and approximately arrive to Bagan about 09:30 am. Disembark from board.
    Our guide and driver will welcome you at the pier. Start your tour with a trip to the bustling Nyaung 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 6: Full Day Bagan Discovery
    After breakfast, start 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 difference in 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.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
    Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Heho – Inle Lake
    Leave Bagan for Heho. Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar is located 900 meters above sea level and is home to the Intha people, famous for their one leg rowing technique.
    Upon arrival, board a motorboat for a sightseeing tour to the boat will take you to the beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It is relaxing to walk along the corridors and enjoy the giant columns that have been left to the nature for centuries.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
    Day 8: Discover the local life on Inle Lake
    This morning, visit the “5 Day Market” which is held in different villages surrounding the lake. This is definitely a fascinating place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere.
    Then visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images and believed to be the holiest pagoda in Inle Lake. Our next stop is Ngaphechaung Monastery, known as “Jumping Cat Pagoda”. As you travel closer to Nam Pan Village, have a look at cotton and lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses. These sites will give you a true sense of traditional Intha life.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
    Day 9: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon – City Tour
    Leave Inle Lake for Yangon. Spend a full day exploring Yangon and its highlights from Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon city; Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. After lunch, discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda. The “Golden Pagoda” is really a must see while you are in Myanmar. Enjoy some shopping in bustling Scott market (close on Monday).
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
    Day 10: Yangon – Fly to Saigon
    Enjoy breakfast at hotel before farewell with Myanmar for your flight to Saigon.
    Welcome to Vietnam’s financial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy an orientation tour through Saigon’s bustling streets en route to the hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
    Day 11: Saigon – City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels
    After breakfast at hotel, set out on a guided city tour. Visit the War Remnants Museum, learn about Vietnam’s recent history at Reunification Palace, visit the nearby neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the City’s Centre Post Office before passing by the ornate Opera Theatre and the City Hall. Finally, end up at the Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste. After lunch, you travel outside of Saigon to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or “American War” as it’s referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
    Day 12: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Overnight on cruise
    Today you leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta.
    11:30 -12:00 boarding Le Cochinchine boat. Enjoy welcome drink
    Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterways, local pop-rice and sweets production.
    Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.
    Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien. Lunch served on board
    Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities. Visit a cottage industry, a local farm and sample seasonal fruits
    Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery.
    Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset. Dinner and night on board.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Accommodation: on cruise.
    Day 13: Floating market – Can Tho – Fly to Hanoi
    Breakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals.
    Transfer to Cai Rang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing.
    Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink.
    11:00 Disembark in Can Tho. The cruise concludes. You are free to discover the town before transfer to Can Tho airport for your flight to Hanoi.
    Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel in the city center. Free at your leisure.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
    Day 14: 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 Temple of Literature; West Lake including 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). Later in the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique folk art that originated a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty. A water puppet show depicts the daily activities in Vietnamese rural life as well as important historical events and ancient legends. Each water puppet is hand-carved and given five layers of lacquer paint to protect the puppets from the water and to add vital colors to the performance.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
    Day 15    : Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise
    Have breakfast before setting out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site: Halong Bay. Here you will spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing Halong 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 we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, we will cruise around some of Halong’s numerous islands. We will visit one of the most beautiful caves on Halong Bay. 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). Spend the night on the junk lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: On board.
    Day 16    : 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 nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi to catch your departure flight home.
    Good bye & Bon Voyage!
    Note: Your departure 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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