27 Days Panorama Southeast Asia Tour

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Vientiane,Bangkok, Chiangmai, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake,Yangon

Tour Code: TCT-Myanmar-08

Tour Type: Private Tour

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Tour Feature

Have a panoramic view of Southeast Asia countries in one tour
Enjoy the most classic and top experiences and activities in each country
Astonished by the world heritages and the beautiful landscape from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand to Myanmar

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Hanoi Airport pick up service
02 Hanoi Group tour: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Stilt House, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Water Puppet Performance
03 Hanoi Halong Bay Halong Bay Cruise
04 Halong Bay Hanoi Cave of Surprises
05 HanoiHo Chi Minh Fly to Ho Chi Minh
06 Ho Chi Minh Can Tho Group tour:My Tho local market visit, Mekong River Boat Riding
07 Can Tho Ho Chi Minh Group tour: Floating Market, Dong Tam Snakes Farm
08 Ho Chi Minh Group tour: Cu Chi Tunnels
09 Ho Chi Minh Phnom Penh Fly to Phnom Penh, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendaship Monument, Independence Monument, National Garden Park
10 Phnom Penh Wat Phnom, National Fine-art Museum, Cheuong Ek Killing Fields
11 Phnom Penh Siem Reap Fly to Siem Reap, Angkor Thom Temples(Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm ), Angkor Wat
12 Siem Reap Angkor Thom (Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm), Apsara Traditional Performance
13 Siem Reap Luang Prabang Tonle Sap Great Lake, Fly to Luang Prabang
14 Luang Prabang Pak Ou Caves, Ban Xangkhong Village, Kuang Si Waterfall
15 Luang Prabang Vientiane Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, Wat Mai, Fly to Vientiane
16 VientianeBangkok Wat Sisaket, Victory Monument, Golden Luang Monument, fly to Bangkok, airport pick up
17 Bangkok Wat Trimit, Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo
18 BangkokChiangmai Fly to Chiangmai, Wat Prathat Doisuthep
19 Chiangmai Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chiang Mun, Elephant Show & Painting
20 Chiangmai Half-day cooking class tour in Chiangmai, Free time
21 ChiangmaiYangon Fly to Yangon, Transfer service to hotel, Karaweik Hall, Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda, China Town, Shwedagon Pagoda
22 YangonBagan Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Myinkaba Village,  lacquer ware workshop, Manuha Temple,  Ananda Temple, Thabinnyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda
23 Bagan Mandalay Mahagandayon Monastery, Sagaing Hill, Khaungmudaw Pagoda, U-Beinbridge
24 Mandalay Settawya Pagoda,  Mingun Pahtotawgyi, Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda, Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace), Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mandalay Palace
25 MandalayInle Lake Inle Lake, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Nge Pe Chaung Monastery
26 IndeinYangon Indein Pagoda, Pa O Hill tribe village
27 Departure Yangon Transfer to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Hanoi

Meal: No meal
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Upon arriving in Hanoi, local tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You can mooch through the streets of the city by yourself.

Hanoi City View
Hanoi City View
 

Day 2Hanoi (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Breakfast at hotel, you will be met at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM, join in a group to explore Vietnam’s charming capital for a day. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone, with wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. You will visit Hanoi’s key sites: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Besides, visit one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). You can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance at the end of the tour. After tour, you will be drop off at your hotel.

Temple of Literature Hanoi
Temple of Literature Hanoi
 

Day 3Hanoi Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Legend White Dolphin cruise or similar

This morning, you will be picked up at lobby of hotel around 7:30 and start your trip to Halong Bay. En route, we will drive through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where you can see Vietnamese village life. Upon arriving at Halong Bay, board a beautiful traditional junk, spending a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, you will enjoy a wonderful seafood meal. You will also have an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 4Halong Bay Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

If you get up early, you can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on board. Enjoy a hearty breakfate before the boat making its way back and stop at the Cave of Surprises, which is full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cruise boat sails back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30 pm. You will be dropped at hotel in Hanoi and enjoy your free and leisure time on your own.

Sunrise at Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 5Hanoi Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. You will have leisure time on your own arrangement.

Ho Chi Minh City View
Ho Chi Minh City View
 

Day 6Ho Chi Minh My Tho Can Tho(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Can Tho Home stay
 

Pick up from hotel and set off for My Tho, which is located on the northern banks of the Mekong River, where you will visit a large food market. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. We will take a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island before lunch en route. A visit to a snake farm is arranged on the way to Can Tho.

Mekong River
Mekong River
 

Day 7Can Tho Ho Chi Minh(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

With an early breakfast this morning, you will enjoy an exciting day. Take a boat trip to the Floating Market and watch the locals selling and exchanging goods in their small boats. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Vietnam. A delicious lunch is arranged at the Mekong Rest Stop.

Floating Market Can Tho

Floating Market Can Tho
 

Day 8Ho Chi Minh (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, depart for Cu Chi Tunnels at 8:00 am. It takes about 1.5 hours bus driving. Before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction by video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then you will spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. You will find many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh at 14:00. Have free time in the afternoon for sightseeing or shopping by yourself.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
 

Day 9Ho Chi Minh Phnom penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for the flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at airport of Phnom Penh, our tour guide will meet and transfer you to hotel for check-in. After Lunch, you will visit the highlights site of Phnom Penh: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendship Monument, Independence Monument and National Garden Park.

Royal Palace
Royal Palace
 

Day 10Phnom Penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Today you will have a classic city tour of Phnom Penh. In the Morning, visit Wat Phnom, the historical cradle of Phnom Penh Capital, then discover to the Khmer traditional culture at National fine-art Museum. After lunch depart to visit Toulsleng S21, the witness of Pol Pot genocidal regime and Cheuong Ek Killing Fields.

Silver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda
 

Day 11Phnom Penh Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar

In the Morning, take the flight to Siem Reap and transfer to Visit Angkor Thom Temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at a local restaurant and then transfer to hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
 

Day 12Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar
 

Enjoy Angkor Wat Sunrise and Visit Angkor Thom temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at local restaurant and hotel check-in. Afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng. Dinner enjoying Apsara Traditional Performance. Overnight Siem Reap.

Ta Prohm
Ta Prohm Temple
 

Day 13Siem Reap Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

After breakfast, have a boat excursion to view wonderful landscape of Tonle Sap Great Lake and explore local fishermen’s floating villages. Return to the town for lunch and at leisure in the afternoon for shopping until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight for Luang Prabang, where the local guide will also pick you up from hotel and transfer to check in hotel.

Tonle Sap Great Lake
Tonle Sap Great Lake
 

Day 14Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Stop and visit fresh local markets and back to hotel for breakfast.

This morning transfer to the pier where you board a traditional long trail boat, for a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyles. You will reach Pak Ou Caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. Cruise back Luang Prabang. Stop and visit Ban Xangkhong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience.

In the afternoon, driving through green rice paddies and farms. On your arrival at the Kuang Si Waterfall, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued center. Enjoy spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. Return to Luang Prabang.

Morning Alms
Morning Alms
 

Day 15Luang Prabang Vientiane

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Sabaidee at Laos or similar
 

Visit to the most photographed temple, Wat Xiengthong. Located at the end of peninsular closed to the confluence of Mekong and Khan River.Continue to former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.

Then take afternoon flight to Vientiane. Wandering in night market (open every day) on the bank of Mekong River.

Wat Xiengthong
Wat Xiengthong
 

Day 16 VientianeBangkok

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Furama Silom Bangkok or Similar

This morning, visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then, visit the huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda. Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumph. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.

Transfer to airport to catch your flight for Bangkok, friendly local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to check in hotel.

Wat Sisaket Vientiane
Wat Sisaket
 

Day 17Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Furama Silom Bangkok or Similar

Today after a leisure breakfast, we will start our exploration of Bangkok city. At first, drive to visit Wat Trimit, which is known for its famous Golden Buddha. The beautiful image of solid gold is 3 meters high and 5.5 tons weight. Then we will continue the tour by passing through beautiful city scenery of the colorful flower market and Chinatown.  Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is another important spot in Bangkok, founded in the 16th century, regarded as the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city.

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo are not missed when you travel in Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaeo is the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. We will a visit to Gems Gallery for some free shopping time before transfer back to hotel.

Wat Pho
Wat Pho
 

Day 18Bangkok Chiangmai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Brique Hotel Chiang Mai or Similar

Enjoy a leisure breakfast and check out the hotel, your guide will escort you to the airport for the flight to Chiangmai. Welcome and transfer to hotel by private car. In the afternoon, take a visit to Wat Prathat Doisuthep sacred temple, has a history of more than 700 years. Wat Prathat Doisuthep is “must place” of Chiangmai, located on mountain about 11 kms from Chiangmai Zoo  and temple, with population and the most sacred temple containing a holy relic of lord Buddha.

Wat Prathat Doisuthep
Wat Prathat Doisuthep
 

Day 19Chiangmai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Brique Hotel Chiang Mai or Similar

An exciting day to explore Chiangmai city. The must-visit site is Wat Chedi Luang, lying smack in the heart of the city. The large Chedi was constructed by King Saen Muang Ma around 1401. Originally 90 meters high, it is now a mere 40 meters as the result of an earthquake in 1545. The 2nd temple we are going to visit is Wat Chiang Mun, which is regarded as the oldest temple within the city walls. Constructed by King Mengrai (1296-1311) the founder of Chiang Mai, it is said that the king spent his last years at this temple.

In the afternoon, we will do something light. Go to visit Elephant Show & Painting on Mae Rim route about 29 km from Chiangmai city to see elephant at work, play a football, enjoy with games, and painting (The first elephant painting in the world). Stop at a beautiful kind of orchid & butterfly farm, a lot of butterfly and a garden atmosphere. Return to the hotel.

Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
 

Day 20Chiangmai

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Brique Hotel Chiang Mai or Similar

Half day Baan Hongaul Cookery School Cooking Class tour 
Half Day Course 4 Dishes (3 main course + 1 Thai desert / snack)
09h00  Pick up at the hotel by an English instructor and being transferred by van to Nong Hoi local market.  Spend about 40 minutes joining the group purchasing fresh ingredients (chicken, prawns, herbs & vegetables) for the class as well as learning to know about tropical vegetations which’s quite interesting!

09h50  continue to Baan Hong Hual, situated on Chiangmai –Lam Pang Road, only about 15 minutes away from the market.

10h15  Arrive and get briefly introduction of Baan Hong Nual which’s an open kitchen in Lanna Thai style.   All students will be then given aprons and headdresses as cooking uniforms.

10h30  Wash hands and get yourself ready for the 1st menu. However, before you start cooking first of all you would be introduced about all the kitchen utensils as well as the seasonings normally needed in the Thai cuisine. Secondly, you’ll be shown how to prepare all the ingredients also how to cook.  During the class the instructor still teach you intentionally step by step. After the 1st menu is done, you’ll be given a time to taste how delicious is your food.

11h00 Continue cooking the 2nd dish that needs about 30 minutes to finishing including preparing, cooking and tasting.

11h30  Take a small break for about 15 minutes for some tea, coffee or herbal drinks (complimentary by the school).  Or students can spend time to walk around seeing herbal & vegetable plantations as well as different kinds of fruits like Longan, Mango, Rose Apple, Guava, Lychees & Jack Fruit.

12h00  Back to the class again for the 3rd and the 4th dishes (normally the Thai Curry &Dessert).

12h40  Some steamed rice will be served with curry then follow by a dessert.

13h20  When the class is over, cook books in English version with color pictures will be given to all students.

13h00 Thanks and say bye to each other then transfer back to the hotel.

Enjoy your free time on your own arrangement in the afternoon.

Baan Hongnual Cookery School
Baan Hongnual Cookery School-Cooking Class
 

Day 21ChiangmaiYangon

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taw Win Garden Hotel 4-star

After check out in the morning and transfer to take flight to Yangon.
Upon arriving at Yangon International Airport in the morning, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide, who will help you to get to the hotel and check in hotel. In the afternoon, you will have city tour of Yangon, to have a 1st impression of this city. Firstly, we will visit Karaweik Hall, a Royal barge on the Royal Lake for photo stop. Then move to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda, a colossal reclining Buddha. Drive in downtown visit China Town with the fruit market and Yangon’s city center covering World famous Shwedagon Pagoda to witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. 

Then transfer back to hotel to have a rest. 

Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda
 

Day 22Yangon Bagan

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ayer River View Hotel 4-star

Early morning transfer to airport and fly to Bagan. For sightseeing includes visit to the colorful Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration, Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes. And then go to visit Myinkaba Village and observe the process of Traditional Lacquer ware Industry, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Keep visit Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan and Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.|

Dhammayangyi Temple
Dhammayangyi Temple
 

Day 23Bagan Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel ShwePyi Thar 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to catch the morning flight to Mandalay.  Upon arriving, you will be transferred to visit Mahagandayon Monastery where hundreds of young Novice (Sanga) studying Buddhist Literatures with strictly obeying rule and regulation of the Monastery according to Buddha teaching. In the afternoon, cross the small river by ferry boat to make joyful excursion by horse cart at Ava (Innwa); it was one of ancient Myanmar capitals before British annexation in 1885. Next, proceed to Sagaing Hill, which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous Pagodas and Monasteries. Continue to visit Khaungmudaw Pagoda. Then, transfer back to U-Bein Bridge and enjoy sunset before going back to Hotel.

U Bein Bridge
U Bein Bridge
 

Day 24MandalayMingunMandalay

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel ShwePyi Thar 4-star

Have breakfast at hotel. Depart Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Settawya Pagoda, Mingun Pahtotawgyi, and the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace)noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Mandalay Palace and in the evening enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Kuthodaw Pagoda
Kuthodaw Pagoda
 

Day 25MandalayHehoInle Lake

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pristine Lotus Resort 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, take a morning flight from Mandalay to Heho, then drive to Inle Lake. We will start a full day Inle Lake sightseeing by boat visiting to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages on the lake and Nge Pe Chaung Monastery. We still stay overnight at hotel in Inle.

Inle Lake
Inle Lake
 

Day 26IndeinYangon

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taw Win Garden Hotel 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, visit the Indein Pagoda which is located near the Indein creek; it is narrow and has many twists and turns. Paddy field around the creek receives water from the creek. Here our beat start venturing into a small canal and pass through the beautiful scenery on the way to Pa O Hill tribe village. After visiting the local market, we enjoy walk to the very impressive ruins containing hundred ancient pagodas, some of which are hidden in the lush vegetation. Then, transfer to airport for the flight back to Yangon.

Indein Pagoda
Indein Pagoda
 

Day 27Departure Yangon

Meals: Breakfast

How time flies! It’s time to finish your vacation. Our guide will transfer you to the Yangon airport for your flight.


Service ends

Day 1Arrival Hanoi

Meal: No meal
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Upon arriving in Hanoi, local tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You can mooch through the streets of the city by yourself.

Hanoi City View
Hanoi City View
 

Day 2Hanoi (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Breakfast at hotel, you will be met at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM, join in a group to explore Vietnam’s charming capital for a day. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone, with wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. You will visit Hanoi’s key sites: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Besides, visit one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). You can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance at the end of the tour. After tour, you will be drop off at your hotel.

Temple of Literature Hanoi
Temple of Literature Hanoi
 

Day 3Hanoi Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Legend White Dolphin cruise or similar

This morning, you will be picked up at lobby of hotel around 7:30 and start your trip to Halong Bay. En route, we will drive through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where you can see Vietnamese village life. Upon arriving at Halong Bay, board a beautiful traditional junk, spending a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, you will enjoy a wonderful seafood meal. You will also have an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 4Halong Bay Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

If you get up early, you can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on board. Enjoy a hearty breakfate before the boat making its way back and stop at the Cave of Surprises, which is full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cruise boat sails back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30 pm. You will be dropped at hotel in Hanoi and enjoy your free and leisure time on your own.

Sunrise at Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 5Hanoi Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. You will have leisure time on your own arrangement.

Ho Chi Minh City View
Ho Chi Minh City View
 

Day 6Ho Chi Minh My Tho Can Tho(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Can Tho Home stay
 

Pick up from hotel and set off for My Tho, which is located on the northern banks of the Mekong River, where you will visit a large food market. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. We will take a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island before lunch en route. A visit to a snake farm is arranged on the way to Can Tho.

Mekong River
Mekong River
 

Day 7Can Tho Ho Chi Minh(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

With an early breakfast this morning, you will enjoy an exciting day. Take a boat trip to the Floating Market and watch the locals selling and exchanging goods in their small boats. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Vietnam. A delicious lunch is arranged at the Mekong Rest Stop.

Floating Market Can Tho

Floating Market Can Tho
 

Day 8Ho Chi Minh (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, depart for Cu Chi Tunnels at 8:00 am. It takes about 1.5 hours bus driving. Before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction by video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then you will spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. You will find many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh at 14:00. Have free time in the afternoon for sightseeing or shopping by yourself.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
 

Day 9Ho Chi Minh Phnom penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for the flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at airport of Phnom Penh, our tour guide will meet and transfer you to hotel for check-in. After Lunch, you will visit the highlights site of Phnom Penh: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendship Monument, Independence Monument and National Garden Park.

Royal Palace
Royal Palace
 

Day 10Phnom Penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Today you will have a classic city tour of Phnom Penh. In the Morning, visit Wat Phnom, the historical cradle of Phnom Penh Capital, then discover to the Khmer traditional culture at National fine-art Museum. After lunch depart to visit Toulsleng S21, the witness of Pol Pot genocidal regime and Cheuong Ek Killing Fields.

Silver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda
 

Day 11Phnom Penh Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar

In the Morning, take the flight to Siem Reap and transfer to Visit Angkor Thom Temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at a local restaurant and then transfer to hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
 

Day 12Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar
 

Enjoy Angkor Wat Sunrise and Visit Angkor Thom temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at local restaurant and hotel check-in. Afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng. Dinner enjoying Apsara Traditional Performance. Overnight Siem Reap.

Ta Prohm
Ta Prohm Temple
 

Day 13Siem Reap Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

After breakfast, have a boat excursion to view wonderful landscape of Tonle Sap Great Lake and explore local fishermen’s floating villages. Return to the town for lunch and at leisure in the afternoon for shopping until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight for Luang Prabang, where the local guide will also pick you up from hotel and transfer to check in hotel.

Tonle Sap Great Lake
Tonle Sap Great Lake
 

Day 14Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Stop and visit fresh local markets and back to hotel for breakfast.

This morning transfer to the pier where you board a traditional long trail boat, for a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyles. You will reach Pak Ou Caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. Cruise back Luang Prabang. Stop and visit Ban Xangkhong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience.

In the afternoon, driving through green rice paddies and farms. On your arrival at the Kuang Si Waterfall, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued center. Enjoy spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. Return to Luang Prabang.

Morning Alms
Morning Alms
 

Day 15Luang Prabang Vientiane

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Sabaidee at Laos or similar
 

Visit to the most photographed temple, Wat Xiengthong. Located at the end of peninsular closed to the confluence of Mekong and Khan River.Continue to former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.

Then take afternoon flight to Vientiane. Wandering in night market (open every day) on the bank of Mekong River.

Wat Xiengthong
Wat Xiengthong
 

Day 16 VientianeBangkok

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Furama Silom Bangkok or Similar

This morning, visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then, visit the huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda. Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumph. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.

Transfer to airport to catch your flight for Bangkok, friendly local guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to check in hotel.

Wat Sisaket Vientiane
Wat Sisaket

Day 17Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Furama Silom Bangkok or Similar

Today after a leisure breakfast, we will start our exploration of Bangkok city. At first, drive to visit Wat Trimit, which is known for its famous Golden Buddha. The beautiful image of solid gold is 3 meters high and 5.5 tons weight. Then we will continue the tour by passing through beautiful city scenery of the colorful flower market and Chinatown.  Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is another important spot in Bangkok, founded in the 16th century, regarded as the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city.

Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo are not missed when you travel in Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaeo is the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. We will a visit to Gems Gallery for some free shopping time before transfer back to hotel.

Wat Pho
Wat Pho
 

Day 18Bangkok Chiangmai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Brique Hotel Chiang Mai or Similar

Enjoy a leisure breakfast and check out the hotel, your guide will escort you to the airport for the flight to Chiangmai. Welcome and transfer to hotel by private car. In the afternoon, take a visit to Wat Prathat Doisuthep sacred temple, has a history of more than 700 years. Wat Prathat Doisuthep is “must place” of Chiangmai, located on mountain about 11 kms from Chiangmai Zoo  and temple, with population and the most sacred temple containing a holy relic of lord Buddha.

Wat Prathat Doisuthep
Wat Prathat Doisuthep
 

Day 19Chiangmai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Brique Hotel Chiang Mai or Similar

An exciting day to explore Chiangmai city. The must-visit site is Wat Chedi Luang, lying smack in the heart of the city. The large Chedi was constructed by King Saen Muang Ma around 1401. Originally 90 meters high, it is now a mere 40 meters as the result of an earthquake in 1545. The 2nd temple we are going to visit is Wat Chiang Mun, which is regarded as the oldest temple within the city walls. Constructed by King Mengrai (1296-1311) the founder of Chiang Mai, it is said that the king spent his last years at this temple.

In the afternoon, we will do something light. Go to visit Elephant Show & Painting on Mae Rim route about 29 km from Chiangmai city to see elephant at work, play a football, enjoy with games, and painting (The first elephant painting in the world). Stop at a beautiful kind of orchid & butterfly farm, a lot of butterfly and a garden atmosphere. Return to the hotel.

Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
 

Day 20Chiangmai

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Brique Hotel Chiang Mai or Similar

Half day Baan Hongaul Cookery School Cooking Class tour 
Half Day Course 4 Dishes (3 main course + 1 Thai desert / snack)
09h00  Pick up at the hotel by an English instructor and being transferred by van to Nong Hoi local market.  Spend about 40 minutes joining the group purchasing fresh ingredients (chicken, prawns, herbs & vegetables) for the class as well as learning to know about tropical vegetations which’s quite interesting!

09h50  continue to Baan Hong Hual, situated on Chiangmai –Lam Pang Road, only about 15 minutes away from the market.

10h15  Arrive and get briefly introduction of Baan Hong Nual which’s an open kitchen in Lanna Thai style.   All students will be then given aprons and headdresses as cooking uniforms.

10h30  Wash hands and get yourself ready for the 1st menu. However, before you start cooking first of all you would be introduced about all the kitchen utensils as well as the seasonings normally needed in the Thai cuisine. Secondly, you’ll be shown how to prepare all the ingredients also how to cook.  During the class the instructor still teach you intentionally step by step. After the 1st menu is done, you’ll be given a time to taste how delicious is your food.

11h00 Continue cooking the 2nd dish that needs about 30 minutes to finishing including preparing, cooking and tasting.

11h30  Take a small break for about 15 minutes for some tea, coffee or herbal drinks (complimentary by the school).  Or students can spend time to walk around seeing herbal & vegetable plantations as well as different kinds of fruits like Longan, Mango, Rose Apple, Guava, Lychees & Jack Fruit.

12h00  Back to the class again for the 3rd and the 4th dishes (normally the Thai Curry &Dessert).

12h40  Some steamed rice will be served with curry then follow by a dessert.

13h20  When the class is over, cook books in English version with color pictures will be given to all students.

13h00 Thanks and say bye to each other then transfer back to the hotel.

Enjoy your free time on your own arrangement in the afternoon.

Baan Hongnual Cookery School
Baan Hongnual Cookery School-Cooking Class

Day 21ChiangmaiYangon

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taw Win Garden Hotel 4-star

After check out in the morning and transfer to take flight to Yangon.
Upon arriving at Yangon International Airport in the morning, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide, who will help you to get to the hotel and check in hotel. In the afternoon, you will have city tour of Yangon, to have a 1st impression of this city. Firstly, we will visit Karaweik Hall, a Royal barge on the Royal Lake for photo stop. Then move to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda, a colossal reclining Buddha. Drive in downtown visit China Town with the fruit market and Yangon’s city center covering World famous Shwedagon Pagoda to witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. 

Then transfer back to hotel to have a rest. 

Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda
Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda
 

Day 22Yangon Bagan

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ayer River View Hotel 4-star

Early morning transfer to airport and fly to Bagan. For sightseeing includes visit to the colorful Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration, Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes. And then go to visit Myinkaba Village and observe the process of Traditional Lacquer ware Industry, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Keep visit Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan and Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.|

Dhammayangyi Temple
Dhammayangyi Temple
 

Day 23Bagan Mandalay

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel ShwePyi Thar 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to catch the morning flight to Mandalay.  Upon arriving, you will be transferred to visit Mahagandayon Monastery where hundreds of young Novice (Sanga) studying Buddhist Literatures with strictly obeying rule and regulation of the Monastery according to Buddha teaching. In the afternoon, cross the small river by ferry boat to make joyful excursion by horse cart at Ava (Innwa); it was one of ancient Myanmar capitals before British annexation in 1885. Next, proceed to Sagaing Hill, which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous Pagodas and Monasteries. Continue to visit Khaungmudaw Pagoda. Then, transfer back to U-Bein Bridge and enjoy sunset before going back to Hotel.

U Bein Bridge
U Bein Bridge
 

Day 24MandalayMingunMandalay

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel ShwePyi Thar 4-star

Have breakfast at hotel. Depart Mandalay on a private boat along the Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, a village on the west bank of the river. Visit to Settawya Pagoda, Mingun Pahtotawgyi, and the world renowned ringing Mingun Bell and Myatheintan Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda a large Buddha image carved out of a single block of marble, Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace)noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures. Mandalay Palace and in the evening enjoy the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Kuthodaw Pagoda
Kuthodaw Pagoda
 

Day 25MandalayHehoInle Lake

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Pristine Lotus Resort 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, take a morning flight from Mandalay to Heho, then drive to Inle Lake. We will start a full day Inle Lake sightseeing by boat visiting to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Floating Gardens, Unique Leg-rowers, Traditional Fishing Method, Silk Weaving, Stilt House Villages on the lake and Nge Pe Chaung Monastery. We still stay overnight at hotel in Inle.

Inle Lake
Inle Lake
 

Day 26IndeinYangon

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Taw Win Garden Hotel 4-star

After breakfast at hotel, visit the Indein Pagoda which is located near the Indein creek; it is narrow and has many twists and turns. Paddy field around the creek receives water from the creek. Here our beat start venturing into a small canal and pass through the beautiful scenery on the way to Pa O Hill tribe village. After visiting the local market, we enjoy walk to the very impressive ruins containing hundred ancient pagodas, some of which are hidden in the lush vegetation. Then, transfer to airport for the flight back to Yangon.

Indein Pagoda
Indein Pagoda

Day 27Departure Yangon

Meals: Breakfast

How time flies! It’s time to finish your vacation. Our guide will transfer you to the Yangon airport for your flight.


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