Vietnam Discovery

14 day(s) 13 nights

Vietnam Discovery

Tour Overview

This journey takes you into the highlighted mustsees of Vietnam from north to south. During your Vietnam Discovery, you`ll have chance to uncover the fascinating cultural characters as well numerous World Heritage sites. 
Apart from the thriving city, the tour also offers insightful touch to traditional workshops, lively markets and sandy beaches. 

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the magical Vietnam waterways
    Set sail amongst 800 islands of Halong Bay
  • Admire the rich regional culture from north to South
    Witness different lifestyles through markets, streets and historic sites
  • Capture the vibrant cities and modern Vietnam
    See Vietnam`s most rapid development parts
  • Relax by sugar- sand beaches 
    In one of the most seaside dedicated resorts
  • Photograph the Unesco World Heritage Sites 
    As well uncover the hidden charms

Travel Itinerary

14 day(s) 13 nights from Yangon
Welcome to Hanoi ! 
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide for the hotel transfer.
Hanoi is a vibrant city which boasts a rich history from Ly Dynasty in A.D 1010. From the narrow, bustling streets of the Old Quarter to the charming colonial buildings, shady avenue, blissful lakes, the city of Hanoi demonstrates its own uniqueness combining the west and the east.
The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: welcome dinner
Start your first visit of Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda and stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.
One of the must-sees in Hanoi is Temple of Literature. This highlighted attraction was built in 1070, consisting of halls, pavilions and courtyards are dedicated to Confucius and scholars.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you to Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton by American POW's during the war. 
Appreciate the fascinating streets of the Old Quarter on foot, exploring the different dedicated shops where traditional workshops of copper wares, bamboo.. are well preserved. End your visiting day at Dong Xuan, the biggest wholesale market in Hanoi. 

Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Leave Hanoi for a trip to Ninh Binh. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80) and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). If time permits after visiting Hoa Lu, take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, boasting spectacular views.

In the late morning, depart for a traditional Vietnamese lunch in Tam Coc. Along the way stop to take photographs of local villages and the stunning landscape.
After lunch, board a private sampan to see Trang An Boat .
Trang An is a less visited nature reserve illustrated by limestone hills and a peaceful river passing through a series of caves (one of which takes 15-minutes to pass through in darkness). An 'eco tourism' area, the only interruptions here are the sound of birds and the gentle paddle of the oar upon the crystal clear river.

Drive toward Halong Bay. 

Accommodation: hotel in Halong / Meal: Breakfast
Upon arrival, you will board the cruise, gazing at some 2000 limestone peaks that rise from the sea. 
You’ll have the opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular caves crammed with stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy the beautiful sunset in Halong from your deck.
Accommodation: Cruise in Halong
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Today, we travel further into the heart of the bay, exploring the sandy beach and hidden lagoon by kayak or visiting some floating village before disembarking the boat for the road trip back to Hanoi airport. 
Flight to Da Nang then take a scenic drive along the coast to Hoi An town. Settle your stay. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An / Meal: breakfasts, lunch
After breakfast, embark a private boat upsteam Ayeyarwaddy River to visit Mingun, an former capital in 18th century. The sightseeing includes King Bodawpaya’s unfinished temple and the mighty Mingun Bell, considered to be the world’s largest un-damaged bell. Just a few step from the riverbank, there appears the enchanting Hsinbyume Pagoda, with its crisp white wave-like roof set perfectly against the deep blue sky above.
This afternoon, excursion to Amarapura ancient capital built by King Bodawpaya in 1783. The major attraction of this areas are royal tomb, ancient royal palace, the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and the Maha Gandhayon monastery. The highlighted experience is a pleasant walk along Ubein, the longest teakwood bridge in the world.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay / Meals: breakfast
Located 67km from Mandalay, Pyn Oo Lwin or Maymyo was functioned as a military outpost and the summer escape during British Colonial time. This hill station has preserved its charm through British style villas, gardens and park. After 2 hours driving from Mandalay, enjoy a stroll inside one of the biggest botanical parks in Burma.
Return to Mandalay this afternoon and continue your touring day to Royal Palace, an outstanding monument depict the best of Burma last kingdom.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay / Meals: breakfast
Leave Mandalay for a car trip to Monywa. Enroute, visit Mohnyin Than Buddhay Pagoda which is said to accommodate 582,357 small Buddha images; Bodi Tahtaung Pagoda and the 90 meter long, reclining Buddha Image and the highest standing Buddha image (129 meter) in the world.
If time permits, explore the typical work of making lacquer ware in Monywa and Shwe Guni Pagoda.

Accommodation: hotel in Monywa / Meal: breakfast
After breakfast, our driver will take you to Pakkoku, famed for ingredient, textiles, handy crafts and wood carving sculpture. Cross Ayeyarwaddy River to enter Bagan, a hauntingly beautiful Unesco site, filled by some 2500 splendid pagodas and temples.
Rest at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan / Meals: breakfast
Full day guided tour to appreciate Bagan`s must see starting from Shwezigon pogoda to Ananda Temples, stopping by Dhammayan Gyi, Sulamani and many other temples.
In the afternoon, we travel by horse drawn cart to explore the remote sites and finish your travelling day by Shwesandaw Pagoda for a panoramic sunset.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan / Meals: breakfast
Take a morning flight to Ngapali Beach.
Spend the remainder of the day in Ngapali on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali Beach / Meals: breakfast

Service Inclusion

Service includes

  • Domestic Flights
  • Private Car Transfer 
  • English speaking tour guides
    ( Other language, please request )
  • Double/ Twin Hotel rooms. 
    ( For family rooms, please request )
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and zone fees
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Boat trip where available
  • Sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary

Service excludes

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuties

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