19 Day Vietnam, Myanmar And Thailand

From 3,160 USD/Person 19 days / 18 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • Visit Hanoi, one of the most beautiful cities in Asia
  • Stay overnight on a luxury boat on the spectacular Halong Bay
  • Visit graceful, historic and atmospheric Hoi An ancient town
  • Visit exciting metropolis of Saigon city
  • Enjoy very interesting foodie tour by scooter
  • 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
  • See the ornate Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Traimit
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Ho Chi Minh City (D)

Good morning Saigon! Welcome to Vietnam - On arrival you will be met by a local representative and taken to check into your accomodation in the city. Remainder of the day you will be free to make your own exploration to market, and shopping places nearby. At 18:00, you will participate in an very 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. Return to hotel after the tour. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 2: Highlights Of Saigon (B)

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. Back to the hotel for lunch break, At 14:00 pm, 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. Come back to the city to visit Ben Thanh market to test your shopping skills. There are lots of photo opportunities about the local life during the visit. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels By Boat (B/L)

Wake up early to have breakfast. Start the Cu Chi Tunnels tour early at 07.00 am 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 lunch 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.

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

Breakfast at hotel and today you will stay goodbye Saigon and 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, Freedom Day (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: Danang, Fly To Hanoi (B)

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 - Halong 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: Halong Bay - 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 And Horse Cart Around Bagan (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.

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: Inle Lake, Fly To Bangkok Via Yangon (B)

Rise early and enjoy the morning overlooking the mighty Inle Lake. Breakfast and you will be taken to the airport to fly to Bangkok via Yangon to continue your 3-night stay at the most welcoming city in Asia. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.

Day 17: Highlights Of Bangkok (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and you will take a full-day scenic sightseeing tour of Bangkok and see all the city’s highlights on a 8-hour excursion. Explore the ornate Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to the Wat Po temple with its Reclining Buddha. Relax with a 30-minute traditional Thai massage. Then, after lunch, sail by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River through the city’s canals. See a traditional way of life, away from the high-rise buildings of central Bangkok, as you pass the Thonburi residential area. Stop at Wat Arun - the “Temple of Dawn”. Next, walk through the flower market and experience rural life in Bangkok. Discover a vast selection of orchids and tropical flowers. End your tour at Golden Mountain, a steep hill inside the Wat Saket temple compound, where panoramic city views are your reward. We will drop you at Khao San Road which is famously described on the The popular book 'The Beach' as "the centre of the backpacking universe" You will be free at leisure to explore the bustling and atmospheric areas with locals and your friends. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Bangkok

Day 18: Ayuthaya Ancient City (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel, we begins with a drive to Ayutthaya, Siam's ancient capital. After a leisurely lunch aboard the boat, we explore ancient ruins of Ayutthaya,  the UNESCO World Heritage Site is quite well-preserved. Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the reliquary towers and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. Return to hotel in Bangkok and spend your evening free. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 19: Depart Bangkok (B)

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

Trip Inclusions

  • 17-night stay at well located and hand-picked accommodation
  • Daily breakfast served at the hotels
  • All private transportation throughout
  • Guided sightseeing with local tour guide experts
  • All entrance and visiting fees per tour program
  • All scheduled domestic on-tour flights / Economy Class
  • Meals as mentioned in the tour
  • Bottled water while traveling on tour
  • 24/7 hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel
  • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout tour
  • All hotel government taxes and service charges
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa/passport arrangements if any
  • All international flights to HCMC/from Bangkok
  • 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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