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A long journey exploring the distinctive characteristics in culture, history and local lives of Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar is enough for you to delve in three charming lands. You will be amazed with your trip stretching from magical temples of Angkor to buzzing metropolis of Hanoi, breathtaking views of Halong bay and haunted sunset of Bagan and other interesting stopover points.
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Activities: Yangon arrival, check in hotel, enjoy dinner and watch cultural show
Upon your arrival arrive at Yangon airport, your guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel for check in.
Yangon is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, and is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying and beyond appreciation, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital.
In the afternoon, take your time to relax or explore the city on your own. In the evening, enjoy a fabulous dinner with Burmese food in Karaweik Palace overlooking to the Royal Lake and Shwedagon Tower. Wrap your beautiful day with a unique cultural show.
Lunch on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Activities: Fly to Bagan, visit Nyang U Market, Shwezigon pagoda, Ananda temple and other temples, visit a local lacquer wear workshop
After your breakfast at the hotel, take a flight in the early morning to Bagan- the World Heritage Site. The thousands of temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and provide views quite unlike anywhere else on earth.
Start your journey with a visit to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan- where you can get a glimpse of the local’s lives. Continue onto the impressive Shwezigon pagoda. The golden Shwezigon Paya in Bagan is one of the most significant religious buildings in Myanmar, for it served as a prototype for later stupas built throughout the country and marked an important development in the relationship between traditional Burmese religion and Theravada Buddhism.
The next destination in your trip is another famous temple- Ananda. Ananda temple is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture. On the way, make a stop to visit some other surrounding temples.
In the afternoon, get to learn more about the local culture with a visit to lacquerware workshop. Here, you will have chance to learn more about traditional techniques of craftsmen and admire unique and beautiful products.
OPTIONAL SPECIAL DINNER IN BAGAN
Starting in October, the luxury river cruiser Belmond Road to Mandalay will open its doors to a limited number of outside guests on Friday and Saturday evenings for an exclusive dining experience mid-river near Bagan. Diners will have the opportunity to experience Belmond’s signature five-star service and cuisine while enjoying our newly-renovated dining venue on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space on any ship in Myanmar. The Road to Mandalay Grill is the perfect spot for an unforgettable meal in one of the country’s most incredible cultural destinations.
Contact our travel consultant for more details.
Activities: Take a horse cart to visit Nan Paya pagoda, other nearby sites, Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, MyaZedi pagoda, Manuha Temple, watch sunset at Shwesandaw pagoda
After breakfast, take a delightful horse cart to visit Nan Paya pagoda- one of the biggest temples in Bagan. This attractive pagoda is a combination of sandstone and brick, particularly noteworthy is the elegant perforated stone windows. The temple contains four-faced Brahma carved on the four primary stone pillars in the central sanctuary.
Continue onto Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple- noted for the paintings, which cover the walls of the vestibule, the corridor and the sanctum. Next to the Gubyaukgyi stands the gilded Myazedi . The Myazedi pagoda is a gilded stupa sitting on a number of square receding tiers, located in Myinkaba village South of old Bagan.
Make your way to Manuha Temple. Located at Myinkaba village, Manuha Temple is a rectangular base construction with two white-washed storeys built by the Mon King Manuha himself in 1059. Conclude your day with a stunning sunset at the Shwesandaw pagoda- one of the most impressive pagodas in Bagan.
Activities: Fly to Mandalay, travel to Sagaing Hill, visit Budda cave, Uminthonze pagoda and Sunooponnyashin pagoda, take a drive to Amarapura to visit Mahagandaryone Monastery, walk through Ubein Bridge, admire Mahamuni Image
Today, take a flight to Mandalay- which retains rich history and traditional culture. Continue drive to Sagaing hill to learn about the different Buddhist education systems for monks and nuns. Make a visit to Buddha Cave, Uminthonze pagoda and Sunooponnyashin pagoda to admire their beautiful Buddha images.
Your journey will be continued with a drive to Amarapura. Amarapura is known with the ancient Buddhist architecture bearing the stamp of history of Myanmar. The Mahagandhayon Monastery is one of the largest and most famous monasteries in Myanmar. Coming to Mahagandhayon, visitors will experience the pure life of the monks and learn more about Buddhism. Take a leisure walk through Ubein Wooden Bridge- a beautiful 1.2 kilometre structure built from teak planks and said to be the longest of its type in the world.
Make your final stop at Mahamuni pagoda to admire its Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country.
Activities: Visit Sule pagoda, Chaukhtayi pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake, shop in Scott Market, fly to Hanoi
Your full day city tour will discover the highlights of Yangon including Sule pagoda- an excellent landmark. It is said to be over 2.000 years old; Chaukhtayi pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake which was constructed during colonial times, and surrounded by a green, tree-filled park.
After your own lunch, make your way to Shwedagon Pagoda -the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The Shwedagon Pagoda is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument with 99 metres high.
Make a stop to shop for your own at Scott market before being transferred to the airport for a flight to Hanoi.
Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake, the sedate Tran Quoc pagoda, History Museum or Ethnology Museum, enjoy Water Puppet Performance
Today set off your full day exploration of the charming capital. Hanoi is always a must-see destination for every tourist who are interested in the rich culture of Vietnam. This city tour offers the most highlighted sites for you to discover. Your first stop is Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum- where famous President’s body is stored and stilt house). Walking a few steps, you will pass by the Presidential Palace, right next to the mausoleum. It has a special typical French structure and architecture. Don’t miss out on the impressive One Pillar Pagoda- an ancient one built in 1049 under the Ly Dynasty.
Leaving solemn ambiance of the complex, make your way to the Temple of Literature-the famous first university in Vietnam. You will recognize that this is a popular place for Vietnamese students to take commemorative photographs when graduating. This ancient monument is dated back to 11th century and continues mesmerizing visitors alike in its connection with the past and the architecture continued beauty. Its structure combines between the Le and Nguyen Dynasty style.
Moving to West Lake, you have chance to visit sedate Tran Quoc pagoda and either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the early evening, take in the cultural ambiance through a traditional Water Puppet Performance- a great way to finish your beautiful day.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Activities: Transfer to Halong, embark a boat for sightseeing, savor seafood
This morning, leave the dreamy land to continue your amazing journey to another charming land- Halong Bay. One of the great natural wonders of Asia, Halong Bay is the single most popular trip from Hanoi. The beauty of the bay and its 3000 islands is so awesome that an excursion there should be considered an essential part of any visit to Northern Vietnam.
After 3.5-4 hour drive, you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular and memorable sightseeing of your trip. The boat trip will take you far from shore, and simply meander among the islands and inlets. When exploring the bay, you will have a feeling of relaxation with peaceful atmosphere. And more interestingly, the limestone islands bearing strange shapes, numerous caves with numerous magnificent stalactites will make you lost in the maze of fairyland.
Visiting this enchanting land, you will not only be fascinated by stunning views over the Bay, but also be astounded by the fresh seafood served in an excellent menu. Take your time to enjoy wonderful moments on your beautiful boat. Overnight on board.
Activities: Enjoy a Tai Chi class, watch sunrise, go to Soi Sim Beach or join a cooking demonstration, enjoy a brunch on board, transfer to airport, fly to Luang Prabang, check in hotel
Try to wake up early in this morning to enjoy the most beautiful moment on the Bay. Halong Bay is beautiful in every moment, especially at sunrise – the Bay is truly a masterpiece of nature. Nothing can portray the magical beauty as the first rays of morning sunshine down on the crystal-clear sea surface. Take in the fresh moment at very first sunrays with a Tai Chi class on the top deck. Then, there are 2 options for you to choose: going to Soi Sim Beach for a fresh swimming or joining a cooking demonstration for unique Vietnamese cuisine.
Say goodbye to the beautiful land after a brunch on board for a flight to another breathtaking land- Luang Prabang. Upon your arrival, check in to your hotel and spend time relaxing before continuing your exploration.
Activities: Visit Royal Palace Museum, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Mai, relax in a quirky cafés or stroll along riverbank
Luang Prabang is the capital city of Luang Prabang Province in north central Laos. It is exceptional for both its rich architectural and artistic heritage that reflects the fusion of Lao traditional urban architecture with that of the colonial era .The city is well known for its numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries.
After breakfast in your hotel, set off your half-day tour through the charming city. In this tour, you will visit some most famous sites of the city. Highlights include: Royal Palace or National Museum- which remains a collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments.
Vat Visoun- the oldest and one of the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang.
Vat Aha- a small but beautiful temple. Vat May- the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang.
Finish your temple tour with a cup of coffee or a leisurely stroll along the beautiful riverbank.
Meals on your own, overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.
Activities: Visit Wat Sene, Wat Xiengthong, board a boat to Pak Ou Caves, visit Ban Xanghai Village, explore mysterious caverns, turn back to Luang Prabang
This day, you have some time to discover some of the oldest temples of the city including Wat Sene -one of the most beautiful temples in Luang Prabang, singular by its restored painting of a deep ochre colour, flamboyant and glittering with gold.
Another impressive one is Wat Xiengthong- one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.
Afterwards, embark a boat for a stunning cruise along the Mekong river to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves where you will reach in the afternoon. Pak Ou Caves are the “mouth” of the “Ou” River, a famous cave with hundreds of statuettes of Buddha. Overlooking the river, it shows a splendid view of the Mekong.
En-route, make a stop at the Ban Xanghai Village to learn about the interesting making process of its famous rice wine.In the evening, turn back to Luang Prabang.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.
Activities: Fly to Siem Reap, check in hotel, visit Angkor Wat
After breakfast, take a flight to Siem Reap- the most prosperous region of contemporary Cambodia. It has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in the city centre.
In the afternoon, you have plenty of time to delve in the rich history of the region with a visit to the magnificent Angkor Wat- a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. Built in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best preserved- an architectural masterpiece. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief's and sculpture make it one of the finest monuments in the world.
Activities: Take a tuk tuk to visit Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace,Terrace of the Leper King, visit Banteay Srei and Preah Khan
Today, your full day is dedicated to exploring the mysterious Angkor temples. In the early morning, take a tuk tuk to visit Ta Prohm- located in southwest of the East Mebon and east of Angkor Thom. Ta Prohm is among the largest of the monuments in the Angkor complex. The complex included 260 statues of gods, 39 towers with pinnacles and 566 groups of residences. The trees growing out of the ruins are perhaps the most distinctive feature of Ta Prohm.
Continue to visit Angkor Thom- undeniably an expression of the highest genius. It is, in three dimensions and on a scale worthy of an entire nation representing ideas that only great painters would dare to portray. Make a visit to the famous temple of Bayon. Dating from the 12th century, Bayon Temple is the spectacular central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Thom.
Continue onto Terrace of Elephants stretching over 300 meters through the core of Angkor Thom. It is an impressive, two and a half-meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and garudas spanning the front of Baphuon. Take a few walks to terrace of the Leper King-a double terrace wall at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants.
After your own lunch, drive to visit Banteay Srei- a beautiful 10th-century Hindu temple complex, about 23 miles north of Angkor Wat and Preah Khan- one of the largest temples of Angkor.
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