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ICN21: 23 Days Private Tour of Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang - Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Cruise on Halong BayJapanese Bridge in HoianKuangsi Waterfall, Luang PrabangA floating market in BangkokWat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi! You will meet our warm guide and driver outside the customs of the airport. After greeting, a comfortable ride will take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to either relax at the hotel or stroll around.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 2 Hanoi
Today, our guide will accompany you on a city tour of Hanoi. Firstly, we will head for Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and stilt house to get to know the life of this great national leader. The nearby One Pillar Pagoda, seated on a single stone pillar, is also covered in our itinerary. After that, our tour continues to the Temple of Literature, where you can explore the academic history of the country. Before having lunch, we will stroll around the Fine Arts Museum of Vietnam to appreciate precious artworks from prehistoric periods to present days.

We will spend a whole afternoon hanging out in the Old Quarter to have a glimpse of local life. Our guide will also accompany you to see the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake in this area, and later enjoy the Water Puppet Show at a nearby theatre.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay to board Signature Cruise and stay one night on the cruise. You will be impressed with Halong scenery. (B+L+D)
After a hearty breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Halong Pier. You will board the 4-star cruise ship there to start the fascinating Halong Bay cruise tour. As you drift down the emerald sea, you will encounter numerous islands, hills and oddly-shaped rocks. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to a rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village. When finished, return to the main craft and the rest of the day is free for your relaxation. After having dinner onboard, you will spend the night in the luxury cabin on the ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Signature Cruise
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoian
Relax on board, disembark around noon and drive to Hanoi. Fly to Danang & transfer to hotel in Hoian. (Brunch)
Cruise on Halong Bay
Cruise on Halong Bay
Attending a Tai Chi class on the upper deck is a good way to start this brilliant day. After a morning tea or coffee, you will disembark to visit Thien Canh Son Cave and explore some nearby islets. Then return to the ship to have a bumper brunch. You will arrive at Halong Pier at around noon. Our guide will pick you up at the pier and transfer you to Hanoi Airport for your onward flight to Danang. The local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to check into a hotel in Hoian.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: The Beach - Little Boutique Hoian
Day 5 Hoian (Walking Tour & Boat Trip)
Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Old house, Japanese Bridge, boat trip to an island village. (B+L)
Today, our guide will accompany you on a walking tour of Hoian Old Town, which used to be a prosperous trading port in Southeast Asia. You will be guided to visit some Chinese-styled buildings along crisscrossing lanes, including Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall and Tan Ky Old House, as well as the Japanese Covered Bridge. After that, a relaxing boat trip will take you to an island village for you to explore the rural life of local fishermen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to Danang, Museum of Cham Sculpture. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, aiport-hotel transfer. (B)
Japanese Bridge in Hoian
Japanese Bridge in Hoian
After checking out of the hotel, we will continue our trip to Danang and visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture, which displays hundreds of pieces of pottery figures reflecting Cham culture - an ethnic group of Vietnam. After that, you will be escorted to the airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon landing, our local guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to check into a downtown hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office, Opera Theatre, City Hall. Fly to Siem Reap & transfer to hotel. (B)
Today, we have a whole day to explore landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City, starting with War Remnants Museum, exhibiting actual photos, materials and weapons from the wartimes. After that, we will continue the tour to Reunification Palace, the former presidential mansion containing 100 sleekly-decorated halls. Next, head eastward to admire French-style Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, and then appreciate elaborate reliefs at the gothic Opera Theatre and take pictures of the luxury City Hall.

This private Ho Chi Minh City tour will end at this point. Take a private transfer to the airport and fly to Siem Reap to continue the Cambodia tour from Ho Chi Minh. Our local guide will provide you with a warm pick-up service at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 8 Siem Reap
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm Temple, Apsara Dinner Show. (B+L+D)
The gorgeous sunrise scenery over Angkor Wat will be a perfect start for today's private Siem Reap tour. After that, our tour continues to the Angkor Thom, the last capital city of Khmer Empire. Our guide will accompany you to tour the city and trace its past splendour. Like other Angkorian relics, sites in the city are adorned with intricate reliefs and sculptures. At Bayon Temple, you will feel amazed seeing 216 big smiling faces carved on 54 stupas, while vivid and complicated reliefs of gods and devils can be found at the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.

On leaving of Angkor Thom, our guide will lead you to Ta Prohm Temple, where dense roots of ancient trees have tangled with dilapidated halls for years. The amazing Apsara Dinner Show awaits you at night, offering both gourmet cuisines and fabulous dancing performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Siem Reap
Preah Khan, Banteay Srei Temple, Beng Mealea Temple. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will start off today's Cambodia tour itinerary with the Preah Khan Temple, built in the 12th century. It was used as the temporary chamber for the king during the construction of Angkor Thom. After that, we drive to the suburb area to explore Banteay Srei Temple, recognized as 'the Diamond of Angkorian Arts', with exquisite reliefs and sculptures. Then continue the journey to Beng Mealea, a deserted Hindu Temple amid jungle. When we are finished, reverse the trip back to downtown area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Siem Reap - Luang Prabang
Khmer Village, a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake, floating village. Fly to Luang Prabang & transfer to hotel. (B)
Kuangsi Waterfall, Luang Prabang
Kuangsi Waterfall, Luang Prabang
Having explored much of the past Angkorian culture, this morning, our guide will accompany you to visit a Khmer village and also take a boat to a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake.

Returning to the city proper and having finished the Cambodia tour itinerary, we will head for the airport for your onward flight to Luang Prabang. Our local guide will welcome you at the airport and then escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Victoria Xieng Thong Palace
Day 11 Luang Prabang
A cruise to Pak Ou Caves, Ban Xang Hai village, afternoon drive to Kuangsi Waterfall, Ban XangKhong village. (B+L)
After breakfast, our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby, and then transfer you to embark a boat to cruise down the Mekong River. Besides taking in picturesque river views on the way, we will also stop at Ban Xang Hai Village to taste local rice wine called lao-lao. We will finally dock at Pak Ou Caves, where more than 8,000 Buddha statues are enshrined in two giant caves at the foot of the cliff.

The afternoon journey leads you to Kuangsi Waterfall to appreciate supreme natural scenery, paddle in the water, and enjoy a natural fish spa. After that, our tour continues to Ban Xang Khong Village famous for producing silk and paper handicrafts. When finished, our guide will escort you back to Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Luang Prabang - Bangkok
Royal Palace Museum, Wats Xieng Thong, Temples of Wats Mai, Vixoun & Stupa of That Luang. Fly to Bangkok & transfer to hotel. (B+L)
A floating market in Bangkok
A floating market in Bangkok
Today's private Luang Prabang tour starts with the Royal Palace Museum, exhibiting a variety of royal objects and religious statues. Among them, a gold standing Buddha named Phra Bang is the most precious, after which the town was named. After that, we will continue to the splendid Wat Xieng Thong to appreciate not only splendid halls, but also the renowned mosaic painting - the Tree of Life. Then our guide will accompany you to visit other old Buddhist sites including Wat Visoun and Wat That Luang.

When we are finished, a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. You will meet our local guide upon landing at Bangkok Airport. Then take a comfortable ride to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15
Day 13 Bangkok
Floating market of Damnoen Saduak, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo. (B+L)
Today, we will set out for a morning excursion to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where local vendors row boats to sell fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. Our guide will accompany on a boat trip to hang out in the busy bazaar on water. Afterwards, a private transportation will take you back to the downtown area. Then we will head for the Grand Palace, the imperial chambers for royal family from the reign of Rama I (1782 - 1809) to Rama VII (1893 - 1941). You will also be led to see the national treasure - an emerald Buddha at the Wat Phra Kaeo inside the palace.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 14 Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Fly to Chiang Mai, airport pick-up, Meo Hill Tribe Village, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. (B+L)
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Today, a morning flight will take you to Chiang Mai. Our local guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After settling, we will set out for a hiking tour to Mountain Doi Suthep. Climb uphill along a stairway guarded by painted statues of dragons on both sides to reach Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Besides profound Buddhist culture and typical Thai-style buildings, you can have a panoramic view of the whole city at a viewing platform behind the main hall. Our guide will also accompany you to stop by the nearby Meo Hilltribe Village inhabited by local Hmong people. You can get to know their distinctive customs, architectures, and clothes while lingering around.

When the tour is over, a comfortable ride will take you back to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Rim
Day 15 Chiang Mai
Morning exploration to Elephant Nature Park. Free afternoon. (B+L)
Today, we will spend a whole morning having a close obseravtion of elephants at the Elephant Nature Park, where dozens of elephants live a carefree life in the semi-wild environment. With the guide's explanation, you can have a better understanding of the habits and characteristics of elephants.

Once returning to downtown area, you have a free afternoon to explore the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16 Chiang Mai - Yangon
Fly to Yangon, airport pick-up & transfer to hotel. Rest day is free. (B)
Arrive at Chiang Mai Airport by a private transportation and fly to Yangon. Our Yangon guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Rose Garden
Day 17 Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda, Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Chinese Town, Bogyoke Market. (B+L)
After breakfast, our guide will lead you to start this private Yangon tour with Shwedagon Pagoda, seated on the top of Singuttara Hill. It is the holiest Buddhist site in Myanmar, enshrining relics of four Buddhas. The Stupa complex there is covered by a layer of gold foils weighing 27 tons in total. After that, you will be accompanied to worship a giant reclining Buddha at Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. The Buddha is of six storeys high and 108 images carved on his feet are indicative of 108 reincarnations in Buddhism. Then the tour continues to Sule Pagoda worshipping the patron saint of Singuttara Hill.

Next, head westwards to hang out in the Chinese Town, where you can have a glimpse of local Chinese life and sample some Chinese snacks. We will round off the day with Bogyoke Market, which is a must-visit bazaar in Yangong brimmed with wide selection of souvenirs, like jewelry, gold and silver wares, puppets and other handicrafts.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 18 Yangon - Bagan
Fly to Bagan, airport pick-up, Mani Sithu Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple, Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery, Shwesandaw Pagoda, take a private boat to enjoy sunset. (B+L)
Today, you will take a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan. Upon arrival, you will meet the local guide at the exit and then hop on our comfortable vehicle to the hotel. After a short break, the guide will accompany you to stop by Mani Sithu Market to glance at local lifestyle, and then go visit the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the largest Buddhist stupa in Bagan. Then our tour continues to Htilominlo Temple built 800 years ago, Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery - a teak religious site constructed in the 18th century, and Shwesandaw Pagoda with a history of over 900 years. We will round off the day with rosy sunset scene by a private boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Day 19 Bagan
Thatbyinnyu Temple, Ananda Temple, Nanpaya Temple,Manuha Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Myinkaba Village to experience local life, lacquer workshops, Pyatthat Gyi temple. (B+L)
After breakfast, we continue our exploration of Buddhist stupas on Bagan Plain. We will start the day with Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest Buddhist building in Bagan with a main pagoda pointed to the sky and surrounded by several small stupas. After that follows a visit to Ananda Temple, a grand white Buddhist site with a giant golden stupa on the top. Later we will head for Nanpaya Temple to enjoy exquisite stone carvings. The next destination is Manuhua Temple housing a reclining Buddha and two sitting Buddha statues, all of which almost occupy the entire space of the halls. Next, we will proceed to Gubyaukgyi Temple which is famous for intricate murals.

Later, we will continue the trip to Myinkaba Village to have a glimpse of local rustic life and also visit a few lacquer workshops. At the end of the day, you will admire the Pyatthat Gyi Temple, which offers you a splendid sunset view.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 20 Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake
Fly to Heho, airport pick-up, transfer to Inle Lake. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Ngaphechaung Monastery, a local village visit. Free on your own for the rest of the day. (B+L)
A morning flight will take you to Heho. Our local guide will pick you up from the airport and escort you to check in a hotel near Inle Lake. After some rest, our guide will accompany you on a motorboat trip across Inle Lake to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, which enshrines five holy Buddha statues totally covered with gold foils. Then we will proceed to Ngaphechaung Monastery, also known as the Jumping Cats Monastery because cats there are trained by monks to jump through loops. After that, our guide will lead you to visit a local village to experience rural life.

The rest of the day is free for you to stroll around the town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min
Day 21 Inle Lake
A boat ride on Inle Lake today is quite an enjoyable experience. Indein Village is a nice stop. Free on your own in the afternoon. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will set out for a boat trip on Inle Lake to enjoy the peaceful natural scenery, disembarking midway to visit Indein Village which is famous for a cluster of more than 1,000 old pagodas. Once returning to the hotel, you are free to do your own exploration of the town or relax at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 22 Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon
Land transfer from Inle Lake to Heho Airport. Fly to Yangon, airport-hotel transfer. (B)
This morning, you will be transferred to Heho Airport for a flight to Yangon. Upon landing, our driver will pick you up and escort you to check in a hotel in Yangon. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Rose Garden
Day 23 Departure from Yangon
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your 23 days Indochina tour comes to an end today. Please take your entire belongings to check out of the hotel. Our driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby and then transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. A nice journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Ten domestic & regional flights (economy class seat): Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Saigon; Saigon - Siem Reap; Siem Reap - Luang Prabang; Luang Prabang - Bangkok; Bangkok - Chiang Mai; Chiang Mai - Yangon; Yangon - Bagan; Bagan - Heho; Heho - Yangon.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Vietnam and out Myanmar
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Myanmar fees.
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