30 days / Vietnam – Cambodia – Laos – Myanmar

From $4880
Group size Private
Depart Daily
Tour ID ASA30
Culture
History
Cruise
Boat Trip
Wonder
Discovery

This 30 day tour takes you to visit the best of: VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS and MYANMAR (BURMA). Exploring the hidden charm of Vietnam, the greatest history of Cambodia, the lovely Laos and the golden land of Myanmar (Burma).


Overview:


VIETNAM

Day 1: Hanoi / Arrival

Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi that includes The Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

Take a cyclo tour for sightseeing around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Watch video

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 2: Sapa

After breakfast, pick you up at hotel and transfer to Sapa. Arrival in Sapa, take a little time for refreshment. Then, we will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Hoa valley.

We will have 12kms of trekking to visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Enjoy the imposing scenery of the valley. Lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river. We continue hiking to Ta Van village to see their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience!

Overnight homestay at a local house of Dzay family in village. (B,L,D)

Option 2: Go back to Sapa town. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 3: Sapa

After breakfast at house, we leave Ta van village, head off on an uphill trail, past fascinating terraced rice fields and small pockets of H’Mong housing before walking through a bamboo forest to a picturesque waterfall. Admire the scenery and keep walking to Giang Ta Chai village on top of a hill. After spending time with the villagers and enjoying their genuine hospitality we will cross the river via a suspension bridge and head upwards again to visit a local handicraft centre where H’Mong and Zao women gather to share their crafts and skills and have a good chat!

A late lunch will be prepared for you near the craft centre and then visit a village school. Later, we make our way back to Sapa town.

Option 2: (Hotel stay in previous night)

Visit Cat cat village and Sin Chai Village.

Breakfast at hotel. A walk down 4km to visit Cat Cat village. Relax at the food of a stunning waterfall. Enjoy picnic lunch by a river. Then, we have next 6km to Sin Chai village, located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. Enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to go back to Sapa.

Return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 4: Halong bay

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight on boat in Halong bay.

(B,L,D)

Day 5: Halong bayHue

Morning, breakfast on boat. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi airport and take a flight to Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

(B,L)

Day 6: Hue

Hue city tour. Get a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda. We then continue our visit at the CitadelHue Royal Antiques museum. Visit Dong Ba Market and have lunch at a nearby restaurant.

After lunch, visit tomb of King “Minh Mang” and Tomb of King “Khai Dinh”. Proceed our tour at a nearby village where people making incense stick and conical hat. After that, we transfer you to Hoi An

Overnight in Hoi An.

(B,L)

Day 7: Hoi An

Morning, visit My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afternoon, visit Hoi An town on foot: Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Tan Ky Old House, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

Overnight in Hoi An.

(B,L)

Day 8: Hoi AnHo Chi Minh

Breakfast at hotel. Spend a little leisure time then our driver transfers you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh, you will be taken to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is your own time to explore the city yourselves.

Evening, enjoy your dinner on a Restaurant boat.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

(B,D)

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. After that, take a city tour. Places to visit: The Re-Unification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral & the War Remnants Museum.

Afternoon, leave the city for Cu Chi. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnel. Return the city.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

(B,L)

Day 10: Mekong Delta

After breakfast at hotel, leave Ho Chi Minh for Ben Tre. Take a boat trip on Mekong river to a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, walking through the fruit plantation village.

Overnight in Can Tho.

(B,L)

Day 11: Mekong Delta

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue our visit at Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary.

Overnight in Chau Doc.

(B,L)

CAMBODIA

Day 12: Phnom Penh

Early morning, take a rowing boat trip to visit a fish farm and floating houses. Visit the Cham minority in their traditional weaving village.

After that, take a speed boat from Chau Doc, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Arrive at Sisowath tourist quay in Phnom Penh around 2.00pm.

After a refrestment, enjoy a lunch at a nice restaurant in Phnom Penh.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

(B,L)

Day 13: Phnom PenhSiem Reap

Morning, start the tour by visitng Royal Palace and its Silver Pagoda. After that, you will be taken to the Khmer Rouge Killing Field and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (or Wat Phnom instead, as per your preference).

Afternoon, transfer to Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L)

Day 14: Siem Reap

Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. Continue your visit at Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor.

Evening, enjoy buffet dinner and watch Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L,D)

Day 15: Siem Reap

At 8.00am, we drive out of the city to go to Koh Ker. Abandoned to the forests of the north, Koh Ker, capital of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944. It takes about 1.5 hour to reach Koh Ker. On arrival, we start to explore the complex.

10.30am, we drive back to Siem Reap. On the way back, we stop at two famous temples: Prasat Neang Khmaw & Prasat Pram. Lunch at a local restaurant near Beng Mealea temple.

1.30pm, we visit Beng Mealea temple. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries. We proceed to the last one that we visit today, Banteay Srey, the “gem” of the Angkor area.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 16: Siem ReapLuang Prabang

Morning, breakfast at hotel. We start the tour by visiting the National Museum at 7.30am. 

After that, you will have a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake for sightseeing. Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia.

Leave the lake and head to downtown to visit Artisan’s D’angkor, the caving art school. Continue your visit to Wat Thmei. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Free Add-On: Visit Preah Khan Temple.

Afternoon, transfer you to airport for flight to Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

LAOS

Day 17: Luang Prabang

Morning, Take boat trip on Mekong river, visit very famous Pak Ou Buddha Caves which sit amongst the limestone cliffs where the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers meet.

Afternoon, visit village of Ban Xang Hai which has for centuries made the clay jars which are used to ferment Lao wine.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

(B,L)

Day 18: Luang Prabang

Morning, we drive to Living Land Lao Organic Farm at Phoung Van village. Learn and experience the real activities and life of a Lao farmer.

Afternoon, we drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. Before coming back to Luang Prabang, we still have time to visit Kuang Si Falls Butterflies Park, newly opened January 2014, it is now one of the must-see spots in Luang Prabang. We return to the city.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 19: Luang PrabangVang Vieng

Morning, transfer to Vang Vieng. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

Afternoon, visit to the magnificent Tham Chang Cave, then continue to Ban Pha Thao Hmong Village to learn more about the Hmong people and their rich cultural heritage.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Day 20: Vang Vieng

In the morning, we will first stroll around the town to visit the local market to catch a gimpse of everyday life in a typical Lao rural area. We then visit Organic Farm Vang Vieng.

After that, we visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngae, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles.

Afternoon, start cycling to Blue Lagoon (7Km from the town center), of which the waters are an aqua-blue, and are always cool. Visit the nearby Tham Phoukham Cave.

We go back to the city and board on a leisurely long-tail boat along the Nam Song River to admire the sunset.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Day 21: Vang ViengVientiane

Morning, your leisure time in Vang Vieng. After early lunch, we leave Vang Vieng and head to Vientiane.

We visit Ban Houy Mo, a fishing village, along the way. Continue our journey and stop to visit an archaeological site of Vang Xang, where you can admire one of the country’s oldest Buddha statues, dating back to the 11th century. Arrival in Vientiane, check-in at hotel.

Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L)

Day 22: Vientiane

We begin our tour by visiting the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Next, we visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we stop at the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe. Continue out visit at Pha That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. We drive out of the city to visit the Buddha Park which contains numerous religious images. Back to the city.

Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L)

Day 23: VientianeYangon

Morning, breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time in Vientiane until we transfer you to airport for flight to Yangon.

Overnight in Yangon. (B)

MYANMAR

Day 24: Yangon

Morning, you will visit the most spectacular & major sights of Yangon. Your first stop is Bogyoke (Scott) Market, which offers a wide range of food, clothes, handicraft and gem stores. You will then progress by visiting the ancient Sule Pagoda, which was built over 2,000 years ago.

Take a walk to downtown to admire the old colonial buildings built in the 19th century. Explore the local life of Burmese in China Town. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, a quick photo stop at the Karaweik Hall before visiting the Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Temple, one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in Myanmar. Continue our visit at Shwedagon Pagoda. See the Shwedagon Pagoda in sunset when its gilded stupa is bathed in the fading rays of the sun and takes on a magical glow.

Overnight in Yangon. (B)

Day 25: YangonBagan

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan.

Your first port of call is the Ananda Temple – one of the most exalted of Bagan’s temples, enjoy the splendor of the temple in relative tranquility. Continue to various other temples dotted around the temple plains to experience a variety of architectural styles in the area as well as the artistic wonder of the 9-14th centuries.

Next, we visit to two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products – lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch in amazement as the skilled craftsmen use traditional techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items.

Add-On: SUNSET CRUISE

Late in the afternoon, board a private wooden river boat. During the cruise, we pass several small villages, fishermen, local boats and of course many of the ubiquitous Myanmar Buddhist temples. Enjoy the sunset scenery on the river.

Overnight in Bagan. (B)

Day 26: Bagan

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide and driver will pick you up to start your Bagan excursion.

ADD-ON: HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER BAGAN
An exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. Observe particular views of Bagan. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Available from October/November through March)

We visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. Next, visit Shwezigon Pagoda, constructed by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious memorial. Travel over dusty lanes and tree shaded roads past temples and monasteries to a small village. At one of the monasteries, you will participate in a special traditional Buddhist ceremony.

Journey on by horse cart for an excursion that passes two impressive temple: Thatbyinnyu and Dhammayangyi. Take pleasure in an extraordinary sunset from the upper terrace of one of the surrounding temples.

Overnight stay in Bagan. (B)

Day 27: BaganInle Lake

After enjoying your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Heho.

Upon arrival at the Heho airport, you will proceed to Nyaung Shwe village. Along the way, visit rural workshops that specialize in traditional Shan paper and unique handcrafted umbrellas. We also stop at a monastery of Shwe Yan Pyay to witness the intricate wood carving artwork and craftsmanship of the monks there.

Then, board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights. Pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their ‘floating gardens’.

Proceed our visit at Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery and the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf.

Then, we can stop for a visit to one making incredible woven items from lotus silk, boat builders (depending on the time of year), a cigar making workshop, blacksmiths or even silver smiths. Return trip by boat back to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Inle. (B)

Day 28: Mandalay

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer you to airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay, we drive to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. After that we visit Mahamuni Pagoda and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, two well known pagoda.

Continue our visit at Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Then it’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century.

Late afternoon, we move to the legendary U Bein Bridge, which was built in 1782, the longest teakwood bridge worldwide. Enjoy sunset in U Bein Bridge.

Overnight in Mandalay. (B)

Day 29: Mandalay

Morning, head off to Mandalay jetty and embark on a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. We start to visit three impressive and well known pagodas, Mingun Paya and Hsinbyume Pagoda and Sulamani Paya.

Afterwards hop on over to the Mingun Bell that weighs 90 tons and is claimed to be the world’s largest hung, uncracked bell still capable of ringing. Before returning to Mandalay by boat, we stop to see crafting traditional basketry.

Next, you will across the Irrawaddy River in to Sagaing where laid 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries. Visit some impressive pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thone Sae and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing. Continue to Sagaing’s local market, a less visited tourist site. And then head over to a small pottery village.

Back to hotel.

Overnight stay in Mandalay. (B)

Day 30: Mandalay

Breakfast at hotel. Spend your leisure time to explore Mandalay on your own.

It’s time to say goodbye! We transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

End of the tour!

(B)


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Flights in the tour.
  • Hotels & accommodations.
  • Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Transfer and transport.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees.

EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

Hotels & Accommodation

3 star hotels

HANOI: La Dolce Vita hotel, Golden Rooster hotel, La Suite hotel

SAPA: Panorama Sapa hotel, Vista hotel

HUE: Rosaleen Hue hotel, Serene Palace Hue hotel, Shining Serene Hotel

HOI AN: Hai Au hotel, Kim An hotel, Vinh Hung Library hotel, Thanh Binh 3 hotel

NHA TRANG: Asia Paradise hotel, Majestic Nha Trang Hotel, Paris Nha Trang hotel, Balcony Nha Trang hotel

HO CHI MINH: Le Duy hotel, Elios hotel, Lavender Le Anh Xuan, Cap Town Hotel, Ha Hien Signature hotel

CAN THO: Hau Giang hotel, Anh Dao Mekong hotel, Sai Gon Can Tho hotel

CHAU DOC: Chau Pho hotel, Hung Cuong hotel

PHNOM PENH: King Grand Boutique hotel, Le Grand palace boutique hotel, Flora Boutique hotel

SIEM REAP: The Amazing Residence, Angkor Holiday Hotel, Central Boutique Hotel

Kratie: Mekong Dolphine hotel

VIENTIANE: Aaron Hotel

VANG VIENG: Annecy Hotel 

Xieng Khuang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars

Luang Prabang: Villa Mahasok Hotel

YANGON: Hotel Grand United (Ahlone), Hotel Grand United (21st Downtown)

BAGAN: Bawga Theiddhi Hotel, Bagan Umbra Hotel , Bagan View Hotel

MANDALAY: Hotel Amazing Mandalay, Sakura Princess Hotel Mandalay

INLE: Royal Inlay Hotel (Nyaungshwe), Hotel Amazing Nyaung Shwe

NGAPALI BEACH: Thande Beach Hotel, Jade Marina Resort

KYAIKHTIYO: The Eternity Resort, Golden Rock Hotel

KALAW: Hill Top Villa Resort Kalaw, Dream Villa Hotel

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel

4 star hotels

HANOI: Tirant Hanoi hotel, The Light hotel, Rex hotel, Pearl hotel, Conifer boutique hotel

SAPA: Chau Long Hotel, Sapa Legend hotel, Bamboo hotel

HUE: Emm Hue hotel, Cherish hotel

HOI AN: Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An hotel, Silk Luxury Hoi An hotel, Lantara Boutique hotel, Emm Hoi An hotel

NHA TRANG: Rosaka Nha Trang hotel, Nha Trang Palace hotel

HO CHI MINH: Harmony Saigon Hotel, Eden Star hotel, Golden Central hotel

CAN THO: Iris hotel, West Can Tho hotel, Fortuneland Hotel

CHAU DOC: Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

PHNOM PENH: Queen Grand Boutique Hotel

SIEM REAP: Queen grand boutique hotel, Iroha Garden hotel, Sunway Phnom Penh hotel, Tara Angkor hotel, Somadevi Angkor Boutique, Memorie Angkor Boutique

Kratie: Rajabori Resort

Kapongthom: Glorius hotel & Spa

Shihanuk Ville: Mary Beach Resort, Legacy Resort

VIENTIANE: That Luang d’Or Hotel

Vang Vieng: Inthira Vang Vieng

Xieng Khuang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars (DLX) Hotel

Luang Prabang: Souphattra Hotel

YANGON: Esperado Lake View Hotel Yangon, Best Western Green Hill Hotel

BAGAN: Amazing Bagan Resort, Myanmar Treasure Resort

MANDALAY: Eastern Palace Hotel, Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel

INLE: Ananta Inlay Resort, Myanmar Treasure Resort Inle

NGAPALI BEACH: Amata Resort and Spa, Amazing Ngapali Resort

KYAIKHTIYO: Mountain Top Hotel

KALAW: Royal Kalaw Hill Resort, Kalaw Heritage Hotel

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel

5 star hotels

HANOI: Hilton Hanoi hotel, Pan Pacific Hanoi hotel

SAPA: Victoria Sapa hotel, Silk Path hotel

HUE: Indochine Palace hotel, Imperial Hue hotel

HOI AN: Sunrise Hoi An Resort, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa, Silk village Hoi An, Royal hotel Hoi An.

NHA TRANG: Sunrise Beach hotel & Spa, Mia Resort, Novotel Nha Trang, Sheraton NT, Diamond Bay Resort & Spa, Champa Island Nha Trang Resort.

HO CHI MINH: Nikko hotel, Majestic Sai Gon Hotel, Pullman hotel, New World Saigon Hotel.

CAN THO: Victoria Can Tho resort, Vinpearl Can Tho hotel

CHAU DOC: Victoria Chau Doc hotel

PHNOM PENH: Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel , Palace Gate hotel & resort

SIEM REAP: Sokha Angkor Hotel , Sarai Resort & Spa , Ajaili hotel

Shihanuk Ville: Sokha Beach Resort

Vientiane: Green Park Vientiane

Vang Vieng: Riverside Boutique

Xieng Khouang: Vansana Hotel Plain of Jars

Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang View

YANGON: Rose Garden Hotel, Chatrium Royal Lake Hotel Yangon

BAGAN: Aureum Palace Hotel Bagan, Bagan Lodge

MANDALAY: Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort, Rupar Mandalar Resort

INLE: Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min Hotel, Aureum Resort Inle

NGAPALI BEACH: Aureum Palace Hotel Ngapali, Ngapali Bay Villas And Spa

KYAIKHTIYO Limited choices: Mountain Top Hotel 3*

KALAW: Kalaw Heritage Hotel, Kalaw Hill Lodge

MONYWA: Win Unity Resort Hotel


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