17 Day Vietnam And Myanmar Holiday Experience

From 3,300 USD/Person 17 days / 16 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • Visit exciting metropolis of Saigon city
  • Visit famous Cu Chi Tunnels built by Vietcong
  • Enjoy very interesting foodie tour after dark in Saigon by scooter
  • Visit graceful, historic and atmospheric Hoi An ancient town
  • Visit Hanoi, one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Asia: Hanoi
  • Embark 1 night cruise on the spectacular Halong Bay
  • Visit iconic Shwedagon temple in Yangon
  • An option ride on hot-air balloon ride over the temples of Bagan
  • A visit to the floating markets on Inle Lake
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Ho Chi Minh City

Meet and greet by a local tour guide upon arrival. Enjoy a private transfer to the city where you will check into a hotel which is centrally located to explore the nearby sights and sounds of this vibrant city. Free at leisure by your own account. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2: Saigon City Orientation (B, D)

Good morning Saigon! After your breakfast you will enjoy a comprehensive city of Saigon. Discover a city full of contrasts; French colonial architecture competes with Chinese influences and traditional characters. You will visit Catholic Notre Dame Cathedral and Post Office which are both wonderful examples of French Colonial architecture nearby and then we will head to visit the Presidential Palace. There is a chance to take a closer look at the City Opera Hall. After a short lunch break, you will visit Thien Hau pagoda - this gorgeous 19th-century temple is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, and always attracts a mix of worshippers and visitors to visit daily.

At 06:00 pm, join in our interesting Saigon after dark foodie tour on scooter. You will have great chances to sample and savor the most amazing dishes that Vietnam has to offer. Our drivers and guides will take you to different parts of the city that locals offer different Vietnamese foodies from South up to North. Back to the hotel at around 10:00 pm. Overnight at hotel

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels Tour By Boat (B, D)

Breakfast and remainder of morning will be at your own leisure. Start the Cu Chi Tunnels tour early at noon at 13:00 to beat the large tour groups. Travel to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels in style on one of Les Rives’ modern speedboats, while learning about life on the river as you glide through the floating hyacinths. Explore the historic war site of Cu Chi Tunnel, from weapons to underground bunkers. After the tour, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese light dinner right by the river. Then relax as the graceful Les Rives speedboat brings you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Free time at your own account. Overnight at hotel in HCMC

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh, Fly To Danang, Hoi An (B)

Breakfast at hotel and today you will be taken to the airport to catch 1-hour flight to Danang. On arrival you will be met by a local representative and taken to hotel. Checking into your accommodation and you will be free at leisure. Overnight at hotel/beach resort in Hoi An.

Day 5: Ancient Town Of Hoi An (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Be charmed by Hoi An, an ancient town, now a UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Vietnam’s most picturesque and atmospheric towns that you have ever seen. This morning is spent with a half-day walking city tour with a first stop to bustling and colorful market - a visually stunning place where you can see locals selling and buying staples for their daily meals. Get immersed in the area if you are interested in photo shooting, you will surely capture the ones that you love. Then we will come back to the town, walking along Thu Bon river to visit Japanese Covered Bridge - This symbolic icon of Hoi An was built by the Japanese almost 500 years ago. It is notable for its statues of monkeys and dogs, reflective of sacred Japanese emblems. Continue to a Chinese communal hall, a colourful mélange of bright gates, dragon statues and elaborate rooftops. Get an introduction to ancestor worship while visiting the family altar and watching local devotees making offerings. Next stop to visit Thanh Ha pottery village, a traditional village famed for pottery products. Watch how unique pieces are created. Spend your free time to go shopping at Hoi An’s famous handicraft shops, art galleries. Hoi An is a shopping paradise and the town is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 6: At Leisure, Hoi An (B)

Free at leisure to relax or make your own exploration to the town for shopping. Hoi An is well know for souvenir shopping with great prices and also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to get a cloth tailor made to measure, this is the time to do it. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Fly To Hanoi, Cooking & Dinner With Host (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and today you will take a short flight to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. On arrival in Hanoi, you will be met and taken to your hotel. At 15:00, you will be escorted by guide and a Chef to soak up the charm of Hanoi’s past as part of a walking tour through the city’s Old Quarter. Discover Vietnamese authentic food experiences through cooking with our hand-selected hosts. Dinner and you will be taken back to the hotel after the meal. overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 8: Highlights Of Hanoi (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then today you will enjoy a comprehensive orientation city tour of Hanoi. Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and the historic complex including Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda. Also visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, where American prisoners of war were once confined; the Temple of Literature. If desire, you will also visit Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts or History Museum at your choice. In afternoon, you will enjoy an interesting traditional water puppetry performance by local artisans before transferring you back to the hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight at in Hanoi city

Day 9: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive from Hanoi to the emerald waters, limestone outcrops and echoing caves of this serene spot. You’ll board the beautiful junk boat/cruise for your overnight cruise through the bay. In the evening, enjoy a freshly made seafood meal as you watch the sunset over the dramatic seascape. Overnight in Halong Bay

Day 10: Hanoi, Fly To Yangon (B)

For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and pastries are served in the restaurant followed by-if you so desire – a Tai Chi Class on the Sundeck. A great morning activity to feel one with this natural wonder. The crew will bid you farewell and you disembark with our tender boat to the jetty. Driving back to Hanoi and straightly to the airport to catch one-hour flight to Yangon , the former capital city of Myanmar. On arrival, our private driver will transfer you to your hotel. Checking into your accommodation and you will have the rest of the day to relax, or explore the surroundings. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 11: Yangon City Orientation (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Today is spent with a full-day comprehensive tour of Yangon city. Begin the day with a private guided tour of Yangon's colonial architecture, including a stop at a traditional teashop for late morning refreshments. Enjoy a stroll around this spiritual landmark and soak up the atmosphere at dusk as local families come to give offerings. Your private guide will be able to provide some insight into the ceremonies and traditions you might see. You’ll stop at Bogyoke Aung Sun markets today where you’ll find local tea, silk, and rattan products, and in the afternoon enjoy sunset over Shwedagon Pagoda’s beautiful golden spires. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 12: Yangon, Fly To Bagan (B)

Breakfast and then you will be picked up from your hotel this morning by private transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Bagan. On arrival, you're met by your guide and private driver. After checking in to your hotel and having time to relax, head out with your guide to explore Bagan's temples. Bagan has an intriguing history, and here you’ll see it unravelled in its architecture - sites such as Ananda Temple, Shwezigon Pagoda, and the Minnanthu village temples. he ancient town is at its finest as the blazing sun sinks slowly to earth and a rainbow of colours fill the sky and the incredible North Guni Temple (also known as Myauk Guni) and the terrace at the Pyathadar Hpaya Temple are the best places to watch very beautiful sunset in Bagan. Return to hotel and tonight you will stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 13: Cooking Class, Temple Tour By Horse Cart (B, L)

Optional Hot Balloon Over Bagan: Get up early today for a sunrise hot-air balloon ride, available in peak season from October to April. This unforgettable experience allows you to appreciate the true extent of Bagan’s beauty, its thousands of temples and its serene countryside.

Breakfast at hotel and today you will spend your morning learning how to cook some traditional Myanmar food at a local family home with an expert chef. You'll be taken to the local market to buy your ingredients before heading to the kitchen to cook 5 dishes. Afterwards enjoy your dishes for lunch and return back to your hotel. The best way to see Bagan again by a traditional transportation method. It is horse cart. Leisurely ride on dirt roads and observe the magnificent plains from the back of your horsecart as you trondle past pagodas that are thousands of years old. Learn about their incredible history from your knowledgable driver, before returning back to your hotel in time for shower and dinner. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 14: Bagan, Fly To Heho, Inle Lake (B)

Breakfast at hotel and you will take a flight to Heho and after one-hour scenic drive will take you to Inle Lake - another must-see location in Myanmar. This is the site of floating farms and stilt-house villages where more than 70,000 people of different ethnicities call home. Checking in to your accommodation and you relax for the rest of morning.

In the afternoon, we will spend the rest half day to visit villages and sample the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. Next stop to visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight at the hotel by the lake.

Day 15: Indein Market & Pa Oi Tribe Village (B)

Breakfast at hotel and you will enjoy your full day at explore the floating market. Next, visit Indein pagoda complex. You'll discover hundreds of pagodas, most of them hidden under vegetation and standing in provocative states of ruin. After lunch on the shore you explore the other side of the lake, starting the journey at the Pa O tribal village. Meet friendly locals and share a greeting with the locals is a huge part of the experience and always provides a longstanding memory. Return to your hotel and remainder of the day will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 16: At Leisure, Inle Lake (B)

Spend your whole day free at leisure. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 17: Inle Lake, Fly To Yangon, Departure (B)

Breakfast and you will be taken to the airport to take your departure flight to next destination. Home Sweet Home. Thank You and Goodbye.

Trip Inclusions

  • 16-night stay at 4 star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast served at the hotel
  • All private transportation throughout
  • Guided sightseeing with local tour guide experts
  • All entrance and visiting fees per tour program
  • All domestic on-tour flights / Economy Class
    • HCMC - Danang - Hanoi
    • Hanoi - Yangon
    • Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake
    • Inle Lake - Yangon
  • Meals as mentioned in the tour
  • All hotel government taxes and service charges
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa/passport arrangements to Vietnam/Myanmar
  • All daily personal expenses
  • All tips and gratuities

NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

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    Masarrat Husain
    United Arab Emirates

     5.0 - Excellent

    We are now back after a wonderful 2 week trip to Vietnam and Myanmar. I just wanted to thank you for the arrangements which were great and worked out very well. We were well received at each arrival and the 4 guides (Haow in HCMC; Lam in Hoi An & Hue; Vink in Ha Noi & Ha Long Bay; Sin in Myanmar) each did a superb job! Vietnam is a beautiful country and we are very glad we went - we ..More
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    Chris Greet
    Australia

     5.0 - Excellent

    Hi Tommy sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you..it has taken us a while to settle back into work and the -5 degree temperatures we have been having here. Thank you for organising such a lovely holiday for all of us...we have been telling our friends how well we were looked after and I believe that in the future if they decide to travel your way they will contact you.

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