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Day 1 : Hanoi arrival
Arrive at NoiBai Airport. Meeting with guide and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B,L)
AM: Getting started from your hotel at 8.30 AM, driving to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt House – where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, the next place to move to is One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave One Pillar Pagoda and transfer to West Lake, visit Tran Quoc pagoda. Having lunch.
PM: After lunch, you will be transferred to visit the Temple of literature. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology – the most interesting museum in Hanoi with many different things relating the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. After that, you will visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Restore Sword Lake). then will enjoy watching water puppet show and coming back hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D) on Huong Hai Junk/ Deluxe cabin
8:00 am Have breakfast before drive to Halong, on the way to Halong city you will enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields (harvest time: 5th month and 10th month of Lunar New Year), water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
12.15pm: Arrive in Halong, board Huong Hai Junks. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape.
1.30pm: A fantastic cruise in Halong Bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi - Fighting Cock island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot - Amazing Cave, and a swim at Soi Sim beach or TiTov beach.
7.30pm: Enjoy dinner on board
9.00pm: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board
Day 4: Halong bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
7.00am: Sunrise breakfast with tea, coffee, milk, cake, etc.
8.00am: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat, then cruise to pass so that tourists can have a look Man's head island, Tortoise island from the Junks.
9.00am: Arrange luggage and check-out
9.30am: Set brunch (breakfast and lunch) before back to Halong dock and have a short break.
11.45am: Arrive Halong pier.Back to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Yangon (B) by flight
Transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon International Airport, You will meet your tour guide after clearing immigration and customs control at Airport. Transfer to the hotel for check in.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 6: Flight to Bagan (B)
After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Airport for the flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo).
From the 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers constructed thousands of huge stupas and temples many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
On arrival, transfer to hotel. your journey begins with a visit to colorful Nyaung Oo Market where every day the locals come to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods before visiting the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history.
This afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples.
From here, travel by horse cart for a tour passing along ancient temples. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples.
Overnight in Bagan.
Day 7: Flight to Mandalay (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Bagan Domestic Airport for flight to Mandalay.
The last capital of Myanmar Kingdom before the annexation of British in 1885. The period of kingdom was very short, but the name Mandalay become well known by “Rudyard Kipling”. The royal palace wall surrounded by the moat is one of the great things to see and it has been re-created after 1945, by 2nd War World.
Upon arrival at Mandalay Airport, drive straight to the city for an hour where we can pass through the country side area and
the former Burmese capitals around Mandalay. Your first stop is 18th century capital Amarapura, where you will attend the daily meal of over a thousand monks in the Buddhist monastery, Mahagandayon.
Then to stop at Mahamuni Buddha, it has covered with thick layer of gold leaves and continue to a craftsman’s workshop to see puppet, tapestries and gold leaves making. Then, drive to hotel for check in.
Comprehensive afternoon sightseeing in Mandalay includes Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Palace monastery), a special wooden building built by Royal family and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world’s largest book), the golden stupa surrounded by 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy a sunset from Mandalay Hill (for the group up to 6pax, we need to change with local truck to drive up to the top).
Overnight in Mandalay
Day 8: Flight to Inle lake (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Airport for a flight to Heho.
From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake.
Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.
Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
Day 9: Inle lake – Heho – Yangon (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Leave your hotel by boat and transfer to Heho Airport for domestic flight to Yangon.
The tour continues to Chauk Htat Gyi, a huge reclining Buddha image, follow by the drive around royal lake with floating barge to see the atmosphere of Yangon city from different parts. Then, an extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, and the golden dome Pagoda is the place to see the local ways of life and belief, as well as visitors can watch the world’s go by.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 10: Yangon – departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Explore Yangon starting from the city centre near Sule Pagoda to enjoy the bustling life of Yangon and its people. Then visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (former Scott’s Market), where shopper’s favorite place.
Then to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.
|Cities||Superior Class||First Class|
|Hanoi||HoaBinh Palace hotel||Sunway|
|Yagon||Yuzana hotel||Chatrium hotel|
|Bagan||Arthawka hotel||Bagan Thande hotel|
|Mandalay||Hotel Queen||Ayarwaddy River View Mandalay hotel|
|Inle lake||Sky Lake hotel||Inle Resort|
Our services include:
• Accommodation on half-twin room basis with daily breakfast
• English-speaking station guide (different guide at each place)
• Porter fees at the airport
• 4 Domestic flights Yangon/Bagan/Mandalay/Heho/Yangon
• All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
• Horse cart tour in Bagan
• Private motorized boat in Inle Lake excursions
• Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
Our services do not include:
• International ticket to to /from Viet Nam and Yangon
• Meals not mentioned (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• Visa arrangements for Myanmar
• Visits not mentioned in the program
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Tips and porters at the hotels
• Any other items not mentioned
• International departure Airport Tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
• ( You should contact us for international air fares when you have the fixed departure date)