Tour Code: IGT-IND-05
Duration: 17Days/ 16Nights
Price: US$ 1,595 – 1,995/ Pax
Designed by Annie (Ms) – Email: annie@indochinagrandtour
* Please find detailed information about tour by click on the tabs: “Brief & Price” – “Detail Itinerary”
- Day 1: Bangkok – Yangon arrival (D)
- Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (B,L)
- Day 3: Bagan – Inle Lake (B,L)
- Day 4: Inle Lake (B,L)
- Day 5: Inle Lake – Yangon – Luang Prabang (transit through BKK) (B,L)
- Day 6: Luang Prabang (B,L)
- Day 7: Luang Prabang – Hanoi (B,L)
- Day 8: Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)
- Day 9: Halong – Hanoi – Hue (B,L)
- Day 10: Hue (B,L)
- Day 11: Hue – Hoi An (B,L)
- Day 12: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)
- Day 13: Mekong Delta Tour (B,L)
- Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city – Siem Reap (B,L)
- Day 15: Siem Reap (B,L)
- Day 16: Siem Reap (B,L)
- Day 17: Siem Reap departure (B)
Land price per person in USD:
|Hotel/ Group||2-3 pax||4-7 pax||8-10 pax||11-15 pax||>15 pax||Single sup|
Supplement flight: price net per person included fuel, tax and services charge
- Internal flight tickets one way: Bangkok – Yangon – Bangkok; Bangkok to Luang Prabang; Luang Prabang to Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh city to Siem Reap; Siem Reap to Bangkok by Bangkok airway/Vietnam Ariline – According to publish of Bangkok airway/Vietnam Airline at the time request
- Domestic flight tickets one way: Yangon – Heho, Bagan; Heho –Yangon; Hanoi – Hue; Danang – Ho Chi Minh; PhnomPenh – Siem Reap: According to publish of Bangkok airway/Vietnam Airline at the time request
Land price included:
- Accommodation in TWN or DBL standard sharing room
- Check in time: 14:00 / Check out time: 12:00 noon
- Private vehicle as itinerary
- Local guide each destination (G)
- Adjoining tour to Halong Bay
- Meals as mentioned: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – Dinner
- Entrance fee as itinerary first time entrance
- Boat trip as itinerary
- Cyclo tours in Hanoi
- A bottle water daily on vehicle
- Traditional gift
- Visa all country
- All international, domestic flight tickets
- Single room supplement
- Travel insurance
- Payment fee
- Drinks, tips, and personal expenses
- Others not mentioned above
Day 1: Yangon arrival (D)
Arrival Yangon. Start downtown sightseeing visit to Kaba Aye (World Peace) Pagoda, Maha Pasana Cave, Chauk Htat Gyi Recycling Buddha. Check in Hotel. Then proceed to Sule Pagoda to take a photo shot for a panoramic view of city, Mahabandoola Park with Independent Monument, have a memorable scene of Colonial Building. Straightly drive to Shwedagon Pagoda. Before going to Hilltop Pagoda Compound, if time allows, you can visit at other locations around the Shwedagon, people make offerings to a particular Buddha or nat statue to seek spiritual help in passing an important examination, or to conceive a child, or to help them through some particularly hard time at the direction of a behdin saya (psychic), again based on the date and time of their birth. Along the four large and ornately-decorated stairway halls located along the cardinal directions that lead up to the hilltop pagoda compound, the numerous vendor stalls selling temple offerings, Buddha and Nat statues, and a variety of traditional handicraft along the stairway convey an almost festive atmosphere. Then go to the uphill of Shwedagon Pagoda.Then back to hotel. Overnight at East Hotel, Myanmar Life Hotel or similar
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (B,L)
Breakfast. Fly to Bagan. Then start your fullday Bagan sight with a visit to the colorful NYAUNG OO MARKET. Then visit to the SHWEZIGON pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Wetkyi-in GUBYAUKGYI, a cave temple with exquisite jetakas murals paintings and the elegant HTILOMINLO temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, visit to ANANDA, an architectural masterpiece of the early – style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images, and THATBYINNYU the highest temple in Bagan rising to 81 meters. End the day at SHWESANDAW Pagoda to watch the sunset over the old Bagan. Overnight at Kumudara Hotel or similar in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan – Inle Lake (B,L)
Breakfast. Fly to Heho. Drive to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake. Arrive Nyaung Shwe Jetty and board your own local boat to take you to your hotel. d scenic beauty with wonderful floating Gardens. Visit PHAUNG DAW OO Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State and housing five sacred and almost shapeless Buddha images. See traditional handicrafts – SILK WEAVING FACTORY in Inphawkhon Village and Knife Making by BLACK-SMITH in Phekhon Village. Then visit to NGA PHE CHAUNG MONASTERY, better known as “Jumping Cat Monastery”, a beautiful old teak wood building. Overnight at GIC Hotel or similar in Inle Lake.
Day 4: Inle Lake (B,L)
Breakfast. This morning, This morning, visit one of the 5 DAYS ROTATION MARKET (only on market day).. Then visit to village of MAING THAUK on the edge of Inle Lake by boat. Walk up a track through the village till to Orphanages. The walk takes around 2 hours round trip and the route is no need to steep at local monastery.. Then by boat to south coast of Inle Lake to see people are more origin, typical style cottages and nature. In the afternoon, boat trip to INTAIN VILLAGE, the west coast of Inle Lake. And then visit shwe intain pagoda to see old stupas; take a walk and cross BEAUTIFUL BAMBOO FOREST and SMALL DAM. Continue to visit BAMBOO SHEETHAT MAKING WORKSHOP. Return to hotel. Overnight at GIC Hotel or similar in Inle Lake.
Day 5: Inle Lake – Yangon – Luang Prabang (B,L)
Breakfast. Leave your hotel and drive to Heho Airport. Domestic flight from Heho to Yangon. Visit to CHAUK HTAT GYI Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image. Then visit BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET (formerly known as Scott market to the British) (close on public holidays) to see Myanmar traditional handicrafts, cloths, snacks and famous Myanmar jewellery abounded in stalls of the market. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for flying to Luang Prabang, transit through Bangkok.
Pick upon arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport, meet and transfer to hotel for check in. After that we start visit the majors sites included National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Luang Prabang Le Bel Air hotel or similar
Breakfast in the hotel. Depart to enjoy a short-guided tour seeing ,Embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil country side as well as in PAK OU CAVES, packed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. On the way, stop at the village of BAN XANG HAI, where local rice wine is produced and BAN CHAN, the pottery village where you will see the old way of making and drying the pot in the traditional kilns. On return if time permit, visit BAN XANGKHONG, VILLAGES OF Sar paper hand making and textile weaving. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon city tour, visit the MUSEUM (former king’s palace) then walk up to the top of PHOUSI HILL for an exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Le Bel Air Hotel or similar.
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Hanoi (B,L)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. Back to your hotel for fresh-up and breakfast.
After breakfast, we join our vehicle for the rest of the journey to the Kuang Si Falls. This beautiful series of waterfalls spills into the jungle and has several inviting pools for a swim. We walk through the forest, passing pool after pool of turquoise waters, white limestone rock and lush green forest. We find a quiet spot for a picnic lunch and then can continue upwards to the top of the main falls. Later in the afternoon, we return to Luang Prabang and transfer straight to airport for flight to Hanoi.
Intended flight by Vietnam Airline (VN) or Laos Airlines (QV).
Arrival at Hanoi airport, transfer to Quoc Hoa Hotel or similar. Afternoon city tour started from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi . Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple ( Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty ) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake ( One of the oldest in Vietnam ), continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, its gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. For the end of the tour journey visit by cyclo trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Water puppet show in the evening. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at Angle Palace hotel or similar.
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)
Am: Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 for 3.5 hour bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, aboard Halong Phoenix Cruiser, fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) would be served while the boat is gliding out.
Pm: A short tender ride from the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Sung Sot Cave, followed by visiting Ti Top island, relax on its beach or walk up to the top for the panoramic view of the anchorage area. As the sun sets over the bay, just relax on sundeck with your favorite drink. Dinner is served with typically local seafood. Overnight on board. Overnight in Phoenix Cruise, deluxe room
Day 9: Halong – Hanoi – Hue (B,L)
Am: Rise up for a breathtaking on sundeck then be ready with fun kayaking around the area for a stunning vista in the serene bay. Back to boat, you learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food just before lunch time. Lunch would be served when cruising back to the harbor.
Pm: Our bus is waiting on the harbor to take you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 16h00. Transfer to airport for late afternoon flight to Hue. Dinner in local restaurant and Overnight at Asia Hotel or similar in Hue.
Day 10: Hue (B,L)
In the morning, get on board to have a boat ride on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, the Purple Forbidden Citadel. Have lunch and continue to see Minh Mang and Khai Dinh royal tomb. Overnight in Asia Hotel Hue or similar.
Day 11: Hue – Hoi An (B,L)
Breakfast, free morning. Lunch. In the afternoon, leave Hue for Hoi An via the scenic Hai Van Pass with a stop to view the spectacular panorama of the central coastline. Check-in at the hotel. After lunch, , have a walking-tour to visit Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese houses, pagodas, assembly halls, Japanese covered bridge as well as traditional handicraft workshop. Overnight in Hoi An Lotus Hotel or similar.
Day 12: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)
Breakfast, take a morning flight from Da Nang to Sai Gon. Welcome at the airport and check-in at the hotel. Have lunch then start your city tour in Sai Gon: Colonial French quarter, the Reunification Palace, Cho Lon market in China Town. Overnight in Sai Gon at Hoang Hai Long Hotel or similar
Day 13: Mekong delta tour (B,L)
Leave Saigon for My Tho in the morning to have a boat trip around the Mekong River with lunched included. Overnight in Sai Gon at Hoang Hai Long hotel or similar.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city – Siem Reap (B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Arrival at Siem Reap airport. Siem Reap Town is the gateway to Angkor, it is 300km northwest of Phnom Penh and 15 km north of Tonle Sap. Our car and guide will pick you up in Siem Reap before transferring you to:
Visit to the Great Tonle Sap Lake- Kompong Pluk, the largest lake in Southeast Asia. After travelling through beautiful countryside to reach the water’s edge, we will transfer to our boat and proceed to sail through mangroves, visit floating and stilted villages, and experience a fascinating, traditional and unique way of life. This lake with an area of 16000 square kilometers during the height of the wet season is an astonishing place, so significant to Cambodia and Southeast Asia as a whole, and it’s home to great number of rare species of wildlife and some of the most resourceful communities on this earth. On the way back stop at local temple where you will know how our monks are living.
Afterwards we’ll visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’Angkor, a museum and vocational centre dedicated to the revival of Khmer art. Founded on the idea that Cambodia must endeavour to keep its heritage of skilled craftsmanship alive despite the loss of a large body of expertise during Cambodia’s recent history, Artisans d’Angkor was set up by CEFP (Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle) to provide instruction and employment to some of the poorest members of the community in such art. Visitors can observe modern day professionals employing ancient techniques in the production of metalwork, stonework, lacquer and silk. Overnight in Siem Reap. Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar.
Day 15: Siem Reap (B,L)
AM: We will start the day with the infamous and treasured legacy of Angkor Wat. The masterpiece and holy grail of the temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building and an insurmountable legacy left by Suryavarman II. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, there is almost one kilometer of exquisitely detailed carvings which depict the intricacies of the Khmer empire through dramatic and humorous stories of love, life, war, religion and mythology, before accessing the inner complex to experience the powerful energy that this sublime temple inspires. Marvel at the quincunx of towers, admire the carvings and architectural detail of the complex as a whole, as it seemingly defies with its beauty and symmetry the fact that it’s a man-made creation almost 1000 years old.
We shall continue our visit Ta Prohm. Of Tombraider fame, Ta Prohm is an Angkorian treasure, and it’s going to stay that way. One of the most fascinating things about Ta Prohm (except for its size, beauty and pleasantly eerie atmosphere) is that today it can be appreciated perfectly as it would have been in its day, a mere 900 years ago, as it has been ‘left as it was found’ by the French explorers who discovered it in the 19th century. Ta Prohm is a sight to behold, a veritable maze with gigantic golden trees strangling the stone foundations at every juncture, fine carvings, prominent galleries and a layout that will bring out the explorer in you.
PM: After lunch we commence our exploration of Angkor Thom. Known as the ‘Great City’, Angkor Thom was Jayavarman VII’s ultimate creation, his true expression of design excellence. Angkor Thom was an entire city built in the 12th century which at one point was believed to house up to 150,000 people across an area of nine square kilometers and which thrived upon a complex system of agriculture and waterways. 5 magnificent gates which stand 23 metres high and are spiritually guarded by faces reminiscent of the Bayon, and we will enter through the Victory Gate, complete with a causeway with two emanating rows of Devas and Asuras, both of which are wrestling a powerful Naga. From here we will converge upon the centre of this extraordinary city, and begin to explore its elements, starting with the Elephant Terrace, a royal platform used as a viewing gallery for grandiose royal spectacles, decorated wonderfully with statues of elephants and perfect carvings. Adjacently sits the Terrace of the Leper King, decorated in much the same way but unique for possessing the statue of Yama (the Leper King), god of Death. From here we will proceed through the forest to Preah Palilay. Guarded by a large Buddha this is a small but beautiful temple from the 13th century. Afterwards we will proceed to Phimeanakas, a 10th century largely uncarved but beautifully constructed pyramid temple affording terrific views, before Baphuon, an imposing 50 metre tall temple dedicated to Shiva which houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddhas. And finally to Bayon, arguably the most stunning of all the Temples of Angkor, adorned with 37 towers decorated with wonderful giant stone faces and beautifully decorated carvings throughout.
Finally we will proceed to Bakheng Hill, an iconic temple setting where we will admire the sun set over this ancient land, with views across the great Tonle Sap Lake, the West Baray, and of course, Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap. Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar.
Day 16: Siem Reap (B, L)
After Breakfast, transfer to visit SILK FAM, Silk weaving is a tradition that seems to have been introduced to Cambodia back in the 13th century thanks to the Silk Road that once wandered through Southeast Asia.
Visit the Old Market and have lunch in local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap. Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar.
Day 17: Bangkok departure (B)
After Breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to home.