Tour of Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi Tunnels - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

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Our guide and driver will pick you up from Yangon airport and transfer you to your hotel for check in.

The charm and peacefulness of the city as well as its numerous colonial and spiritual heritages make it a wonderful place to explore. The city is a combination of different architecture including of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences.

The afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own. In the evening, after a sumptuous dinner in Karaweik Palace overlooking to the Royal Lake, experience a unique cultural show performed by local artists.

Lunch on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

In this early morning, after breakfast at your hotel, you will fly to Bagan – another fascinating land and also the World Heritage Site. The land is considered the richest archaeological sites in Asia thanks to thousands of temples and stupas scattering over the plains of Bagan which offer unique views that you have never seen. Your exploration will start with a visit to Nyang U Market in Old Bagan where you get a true insight into daily life of the locals. Your next destination is the spectacular Shwezigon pagoda- one of the most important religious buildings in Myanmar. The stupa has been served as prototype for later stupas built throughout the country.

Continue onto another well known temple in Myanmar - Ananda temple which is the most vivid masterpiece of the Mon architecture. In addition to the famous temples, you also have some stops to visit other surrounding temples.

In the afternoon, spend time learning more about local culture by visiting lacquerware workshop where you can witness first-hand the traditional techniques of craftsmen as well as wonderful products. At the end of the day, make your way to Shwesandaw pagoda to get the panoramic views over the surroundings in the beautiful sunset.

Today is free for you to relax or make your own exploration. You could take a unique journey with the option of taking a hot air balloon over the town. Or of you wish, you could also enjoy a bike ride around the region to experience the tranquillity in a slower pace.

In the morning, take a flight to Heho and then drive to Inle Lake. Transfer by motorboat to the center of the lake. As the second largest lake of the country, Inle Lake is famous for its stunning floating villages and gardens as well as unique technique of rowing of local fishermen. Along the way, you will pass through some of the well known sites of the lake.

Stop at the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda to explore its ancient images of Buddha which are all covered in gold leaf. Continue onto the nearby NgeHpeChaung – a stunning wooden monastery built on stilts which still holds the collection of old Myanmar’s Buddha images from different areas. From the monastery, make your way to Nam Pan Village to observe Inthar people using their traditional silk weaving techniques to create unique and high-quality products.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.

Start your new day by visiting the colourful morning market - a meeting point of the locals around the region to come and exchange their produce. After lunch, take a boat trip to Indein - a small village situated in the western bank of Inle Lake. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the village and climb to the top of Indein Pagoda complex to get the wonderful views over the lake and hundreds of sputas lining on the hill.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.

In the morning, leave the charming Inle Lake and depart for Yangon. Once in Yangon, start your city exploration. Your first stop is Sule Pagoda - a magnificent landmark of the city with thousands of years old. Transfer to Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake to relax in a green, tree-filled park. Take a short break for lunch.

In the afternoon, your journey will be continued with a visit to the golden Shwedagon Pagoda - a famous structure in Myanmar’s religion. Along with the lake and the garden, the glitter of the pagoda has enhanced the beauty of the complex. Wrap your busy day with a beautiful afternoon market.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Spend the last morning exploring the enchanting city of Yangon on your own and then transfer to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. After arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

Your full day today is spent exploring the charming city. The capital city is an interesting destination for those who wish to discover the rich culture of the country. In this journey, you are offered great opportunities to explore some of the most important sites. Firstly, you will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex in which the body of the famous President is stored. Next to the mausoleum is the Presidential Palace with special typical French structure and architecture. Continue onto One Pillar Pagoda to explore its magnificent structure.

After getting the solemn ambience of the complex, you will pay a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam. This is a popular place for Vietnamese students to visit and take commemorative photographs when graduating. Dating back to 11th century, the monument is a great connection with the past and a fine combination between the Le and Nguyen Dynasty style. Heading out to West Lake, you will visit sedate Tran Quoc and either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum.

In the evening, there is a traditional Water Puppet Show for you to enjoy and soak in the traditional ambience. Meals on your own.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

In this morning, say goodbye to the bustling city and depart for another dreamy land – Halong Bay – a great natural wonder in Asia. It is also one of the most popular trips from Hanoi. The thousands islands combine together make the place an exciting site to explore in any visit to Northern Vietnam.

The scenic drive will take you 3.5 to 4 hours. Once in the bay, you will be rewarded with some of the best of Vietnam. Embark on the boat and just pass through various stunning islands and inlets over the bay. Cruising over the bay, you truly get relaxing feeling with the tranquillity around you.

More impressively, you may feel you are lost in the maze of fairyland as meandering along the limestone islands, numerous caves and fascinating stalactites. Not only impressed with the endless charm of the bay, the fabulous seafood served in an excellent menu is also your unforgettable memories during the trip.

Spend time taking in the fresh air of the bay on the beautiful boat. Overnight on board.

♣ Please check our selected cruises on Halong Bay for your reference

 

Get up early this morning to soak up in the fresh air and enjoy the morning views of the bay at its best. The beauty of the bay seems to be manifold as the first rays of the sun shine down the crystal clear water of the bay which make the bay more magical than ever. Join a Tai Chi on the top deck to experience the peacefulness in your soul. Afterwards, you could freshen up with a swim in Soi Sim beach or just stay on board and join a Vietnamese cooking demonstration.

After a brunch on board, back to the harbour and disembark the ship. Say goodbye to the charming land and take a flight to the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. After arriving, transfer to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today you will explore the lush land of the Mekong Delta. After breakfast, you will be taken to Cai Be- famous for its stunning floating market in the western region of southern Vietnam. Visiting the market, you will realize all the unique characteristics of local life in the delta region. Here, all the goods are transported by rafts and boats making the region different from others in the country.

You also have chance to visit some local workshops before moving onto An Binh Island’s orchards at an ancient house where a fabulous lunch will be served in the cool shade.

In the afternoon, continue your journey with a rowboat to get deeper into the countryside. The boat will take you along the narrow canals giving you unique cruise experience. 

You will stop at a nursery garden to get to know more the production methods of some famous fruits and vegetables. After the visit, cruise towards Vinh Long where you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

In the early morning, make your way to Cu Chi Tunnels – one of the most fascinating places to explore in the south of Vietnam. This fantastic network stretches over 250 km and is the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. The system was served as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living areas for Vietnamese fighters throughout the war. Take your time to descend into the tunnels to discover the wonderful tunnels and the harsh conditions of Vietcong guerrillas.

In the afternoon, take a flight to Phnom Penh - the prosperous city of Cambodia. On your arrival, check in your hotel. 

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh

Being one of the loveliest French built cities, Phnom Penh is once known as the "Pearl of Asia," which is an important global and domestic tourist destination in Cambodia along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

The city tour today will help you to learn more about the history of the city. Your first stop is Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide Crimes which is taken from a high school and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21).  The museum is served as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge. You could find many exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of the victims in this building.

Your next stop is Cheung Ek known as The Killing Fields. Choeung Ek is nowadays a memorial, marked by a Buddhist stupa.

Your afternoon exploration will be started with a visit to “Russian Market” followed by a cultural tour to the National Museum. The museum still stores a collection of - which remains a collection of personal artefacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments. Move onto Wat Phnom - the namesake and symbol of the capital city of Phnom Penh. The last destination of today’s exploration is the Royal Palace which holds one of the most magnificent architectural achievements of Phnom Penh.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.

After breakfast, take a flight to Siem Reap – one of the important center of Cambodia. The city features colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in the city center. Free at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

 

 

Your exploration today is spent delving in the magnificent Angkor temples.

In the morning, you will explore the rich history of the city by visiting the spectacular Angkor Wat – the most famous and largest temple complex in Cambodia and in the world as well. The complex is considered the architectural masterpiece thanks to its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief's and sculpture.

In the afternoon, our guide will take you to Ta Prohm in the east of Angkor Thom. It is one of the largest monuments in the Angkor complex. You will see the trees growing out of the ruins which create a distinctive feature for the monument.

From there, make your way to Angkor Thom which is no doubt the expression of highest genius. The stunning architecture of the structure in all dimensions challenges the talent of any painters. Continue onto the well-known temple of Bayon - the spectacular central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Thom.

Your city discovery will be continued with a visit to the nearby Terrace of Elephants with 300 meters long through the core of Angkor Thom. This impressive structure is adorned with carved elephants and garudas spanning the front of Baphuon. From the Terrace of Elephants, take a few steps to the terrace of the Leper King a double terrace located at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants.

Back to your hotel at the end of the day and free at your leisure.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

After breakfast, you are free to relax or explore the city on your own before being transferred to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.

Today is dedicated to exploring the wonderful city of Luang Prabang. The city is a great place to explore the rich architectural and artistic heritage which presents the perfect combination between Lao traditional architecture and the colonial style. The city is also home to numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries.

After breakfast at your hotel, start your sightseeing tour of the city. The day trip offers you a great opportunity to explore some of the famous sites of the city including Royal Palace or National Museum - which still houses a collection of personal artefacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments; Vat Visoun- one of the most beautiful temples of LuangPrabang; Vat Aha - a small but wonderful temple and Vat May - the largest and also one of the most impressive the temples in LuangPrabang with rich decorations.

Wrap your memorable tour with a cup of coffee or a leisurely stroll along the river bank.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.

In the morning, there is some time for you to visit some of the oldest temples in the city such as WatSene – one of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang famous for its painting of a deep ochre colour and the impressive WatXiengthong – a significant Lao monastery which holds the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.

After the visit, enjoy a boat trip along the mighty Mekong river to the hidden Pak Ou Caves. You will arrive at the caves in the afternoon. This stunning cave is well known for its hundreds of Buddha images with different size and shapes.

On the way back, stop at the Ban Xang Hai Village to observed first-hand the exciting making process of the famous rice wine throughout the country. In the evening, head back to Luang Prabang.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise
Saigon Le Duy Grand Ruby River Muong Thanh Centre Majestic Saigon

In Cambodia

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Phnom Penh Salita Hotel KoLab Sor The Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel Himawari Hotel
Siem Reap Mother Home Inn Claremont Tara Angkor Angkor Palace Resort

In Laos

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Luang Prabang My Laos Home Villa Chitdara Maison Dalabua Satri House

In Myanmar

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Yangon Hotel Esta Grand United Ahlone Branch Best Western Green Hill Hotel Chatrium Royal Lake Hotel
Bagan Kumudara Hotel Bawga Theiddhi Hotel Myanmar Treasure Resort Aye Yar River View
Inle Lake Motel Album Royal Inlay Hotel (Nyaungshwe) Inle Resort Pristine Lotus Spa Resort

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Saigon Le Duy Grand
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Saigon Ruby River
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Saigon Muong Thanh Centre
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Saigon Majestic Saigon

In Cambodia

Phnom Penh Salita Hotel
Siem Reap Mother Home Inn
Phnom Penh KoLab Sor
Siem Reap Claremont
Phnom Penh The Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel
Siem Reap Tara Angkor
Phnom Penh Himawari Hotel
Siem Reap Angkor Palace Resort

In Laos

Luang Prabang My Laos Home
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Luang Prabang Maison Dalabua
Luang Prabang Satri House

In Myanmar

Yangon Hotel Esta
Bagan Kumudara Hotel
Inle Lake Motel Album
Yangon Grand United Ahlone Branch
Bagan Bawga Theiddhi Hotel
Inle Lake Royal Inlay Hotel (Nyaungshwe)
Yangon Best Western Green Hill Hotel
Bagan Myanmar Treasure Resort
Inle Lake Inle Resort
Yangon Chatrium Royal Lake Hotel
Bagan Aye Yar River View
Inle Lake Pristine Lotus Spa Resort

If you want to explore the best of South East Asia in 4 countries with rich culture and history, this tour is perfect for you.

If you want to change the arrival and departure internaitonal airport, we absolutely can amend the itinerary accordingly. The itinerary is a sample for your reference and you can have ideas about the budget, activities, what you get during 19 days.

Best time to visit Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar together will be from October to the end of April. From May to September is quite hot in both 4 countries and it is also the rainy season in Myanmar, but do not worry if you only can travel during this period, the experiences you will have still amazing.

If you do not like too many domestic flights, we can advise alternative options such as:

+ From Yangon to Bagan you can take an overnight bus 

+ From Bagan to Inle Lake, you can take a bus

+ From Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh, you can take a bus or choose speed boat option

+ From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, you can take a tourist bus or a private car

 Book early and you will get many surprises.

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels will have surcharge for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 19 day tour star from Yangon and end in Luang Prabang.
  • 18 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 15 meals included.
  • 8 x domestic/ regional flights: Yangon - Bagan/ Bagan - Heho/ Heho - Yangon/ Yangon - Hanoi/ Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh/ Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh/ Phnom Penh - Siem Reap/ Siem Reap - Luang Prabang (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam/ Laos/ Cambodia/ Myanmar are approximately $700-$1500 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Cambodia Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Laos Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Myanmar E-visa: 50USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

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