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The 19 day itinerary takes you to all of Myanmar and Indochina's must-sees - including magical Bagan, Halong Bay, with its junks and limestone karsts, mysterious Luang Prabang and the astonishing Angkor Temples as well as finding time for stops at other cultural highlights like Phnom Penh, old imperial Hue, and impressive Hanoi.
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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, watch sunset from Shwesandaw pagoda
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. As the day comes to a close, transfer to Shwesandaw pagoda for stunning sunset over surroundings.
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: Free to explore the city
Today is at your leisure. You could make a different journey with the option of taking a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the town in the early morning. Alternatively, if you are an adventure lover, don’t hesitate to take a bike ride to soak in local life of the temple field.
Activities: Fly to Heho, take a boat to Inle Lake, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses
Arrive this morning in Heho after a morning flight. Embark a motorboat to the centre of the lake. Inle lake is the country's second largest lake and features floating villages, gardens, various tribes nearby and fishermen who row with their legs. En-route, you will take in beautiful sights of some of lake’s most renowned sites. Make a stop to visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda -the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. It houses five ancient images of the Buddha that are completely covered in golf leaf. Continue onto Nge Hpe Chaung- an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. The monastery is also known for a collection of old Myanmar’s Buddha images from different areas that are worth seeing. Don’t miss out on Nam Pan Village- where you can see Innthar 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.
Activities: Visit market, take a boat to visit temple of Indein,walk along corridor, enjoy columns
Fill up your new day with a visit to the bustling morning market- where the locals flock together to sell their fresh produce.The lunch followed by a boat trip to Indein. Indein is one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the lake. Take a delightful walk and climb to the top of Indein Pagoda complex to see great views over the lake and the hundreds of small stupas which dot the hill.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Activities: Transfer to Yangon, visit Sule Pagoda, Chaukhtayi Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake, discover Shwedagon Pagoda, go shopping at Scott Market
This morning, say goodbye to the majestic Inle Lake and depart for Yangon. Highlights in your Yangon exploration include Sule Pagoda- an excellent landmark which is said to be over 2.000 years old, Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake- surrounded by a green, tree-filled park. Your stunning journey will continue after lunch. This afternoon, you will explore the impressive Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument with 99 metres high. This pagoda has enhanced the beauty of the lake and the garden manifold. Finish your wonderful day with a beautiful afternoon market.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Activities: Fly to Hanoi, check in hotel
This morning, you have time to explore the charming town of Yangon on your own before being transferred to the airport for a flight to Hanoi- the capital city of Vietnam. Upon your arrival, your guide and driver will meet and take you 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.
Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake, the sedate Tran Quoc pagoda, 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 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, savour 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 Ho Chi Minh City, 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- Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival, check in to your hotel and spend time relaxing before continuing your exploration.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Activities: Visit Cai Be market, some local workshops, enjoy lunch at an ancient house, take a rowboat to venture deeper, visit a nursery garden, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City
Spend all day exploring the fertile land of Mekong Delta. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cai Be. Cai Be, one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region. All the goods are transported to the market by rafts and boats.
Make a visit some local workshops before enjoying a fabulous lunch in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards at an ancient house. Your afternoon sightseeing will start with a traditional rowboat for a deeper venture into the countryside. You will be impressed with a unique experience while floating through narrow canals.
Make a stop at a nursery garden to learn more about production methods of famous fruits and vegetables throughout the country. The final stop in your cruise is in Vinh Long- where you will be taken back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Activities: Transfer to Cu Chi Tunnels, walk underground in the tunnels, fly to Phnom Penh, check in hotel
In the early morning, set off your journey to Cu Chi Tunnels- which is shortlisted in 12 most fascinating underground tourist destinations in the world according to the CNN. This incredible system, covering almost 250km in length was shelter to over 16,000 Vietcong guerrillas during the wars. Initially started in 1948 to provide shelter against the French air and ground sweeps, the network went on to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters throughout the American war. Spend time descending into the tunnels to explore the amazing tunnels as well as learn more about the harsh conditions faced by Vietcong guerrillas.
In the afternoon, a flight will take you to Phnom Penh- the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Upon your arrival, check in your hotel.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh
Activities: Visit Tuol Sleng Museum and Choeung Ek, “Russian Market”, National Museum and Royal Palace
Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," Phnom Penh was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia.
Today, get to learn more about historical period of time of this city. The first visit is TuolSleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes- a museum in Phnom Penh. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). This soon became the largest centre of detention and torture in the country. Between 1975 and 1978 more than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the killing fields of Choeung Ek. S-21 has been turned into the Tuol Sleng Museum, which serves as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge. Today the building houses exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of the victims.
Continue onto Cheung Ek- the best-known of the sites known as The Killing Fields. Nowadays, Choeung Ek is a memorial, marked by a Buddhist stupa.
In the afternoon, after a visit to “Russian Market” to get a glimpse of the local life, continue your cultural tour to the National Museum- which remains a collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments… and Wat Phnom- the namesake and symbol of the capital city of Phnom Penh and the Royal Palace- one of Phnom Penh’s most splendid architectural achievements.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
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.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Activities: Take a tuk tuk to visit Ta Prohm, visit 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 BanteaySrei- a beautiful 10th-century Hindu temple complex, about 23 miles north of Angkor Wat and Preah Khan- one of the largest temples of Angkor.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Activities: Free to discover Siem Reap, fly to Luang Prabang
After breakfast, spend time to relax or explore the city on your own until being transferred to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.
Activities: Visit Royal Palace Museum, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Mai, relax in a quirky cafés or stroll along riverbank
Luang Prabang 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.
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