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Southeast Asia Exploration

ICN11: 26 Days Private Tour of Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Bangkok
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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Floating market
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
You will meet our experienced Hanoi tour guide and driver outside the airport customs hall. Then a comfortable ride will take you to our well-selected downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you either to recover from the jet lag, or get familiar with the surroundings.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 2 Hanoi
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby at the appointed time, and then we will set out for this private Hanoi tour to the French-style Presidential Palace, as well as the nearby Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (it is closed every Monday, Friday & annual maintenance during Jun - Aug) and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, you will be escorted to the Chinese-style Temple of Literature to learn the country's academic history. A visit to the Museum of Ethnology follows afterwards.

This afternoon, you will take a leisure walk around the Old Quarter to not only appreciate buildings of both Vietnamese and French styles, but also immerse yourself in the unsophisticated local folkways. A traditional Water Puppet Show awaits you in the late afternoon. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a local decent restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay to board the Signature Cruise and stay one night on the cruise. You will have a wonderful time. (B+L+D)
Halong Bay was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, boasting vast sea, bizarre hills and rocks, karst caves and countless islets. For the coming 2 days, you will take a cruise down the Halong Bay to take in the picturesque scenery. After breakfast, a 3.5 hours' ride will take you to the Halong Pier to board the 4-star cruise ship. During the journey, you will have an onshore relaxation on a golden beach and also stop by a karst cave to view stalactites in various shapes. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Signature Cruise
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An
Relax on board, disembark around noon and fly to Da Nang, airport pick-up, transfer to Hoi An. (Brunch)
Our clients at Halong Bay
You will spend a leisure morning onboard while viewing great natural landscape of the Halong Bay. After having brunch on the junk, you will return to Halong Pier and then be transferred to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Da Nang. Our local guide will wait for you at the airport and escort you to Hoi An. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: The Beach - Little Boutique Hoian
Day 5 Hoi An (Walking Tour & Boat trip)
A guided day trip in Hoi An Old Town. Chua Ong Pagoda, Tan Ky ancestral house, Japanese Bridge, boat trip to an island village. (B+L)
With the company of our guide, you will start off a day trip of Hoi An Old Town after breakfast. As a vital trading port of the Southeast Asia during 15th-19th century, the town is brimmed with buildings of traditional Chinese and Japanese styles. You will be guided to visit Chinese-style Chua Ong Pagoda and Tan Ky Ancestral House, as well as the Japanese Covered Bridge. A boat trip to an island village will conclude the day. After that, our guide will escort you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Beach - Little Boutique Hoian
Day 6 Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Morning free at leisure. Drive to Da Nang, Museum of Cham Sculpture, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, aiport-hotel transfer. (B)
A local store selling handmade lanterns in Hoi An
You will spend a leisure morning either resting at the hotel or exploring the surroundings. After lunch, we will set out for a private ride to Da Nang Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Before that, you are able to learn the mysterious Cham culture at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang.

Meet our local guide after touching down at the airport of Ho Chi Minh City. Then you will be transferred directly to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City
Thien Hau Temple, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City Hall. (B+L)
This private Ho Chi Minh City tour starts with the Thien Hau Temple, a prosperous temple famed for intricate reliefs on roofs and eaves. Then continue the trip to the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace, where you may have a general idea of the country's modern history since the late 19th century. The French-style Notre Dame Cathedral is our next destination, and our guide will walk you across the street to visit the Central Post Office as well. After that, you will be led to take pictures at European-style Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City Hall.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City
Excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Temple in Tây Ninh. (B+L)
The War Remnants Museum
After breakfast, you will take a comfortable drive to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a full-featured underground barrack consisting of wells, granaries, meeting rooms, and dormitories.

Then proceed to Cao Dai Temple to explore the Caodaism, a religion exclusively prevailing in Vietnam. After that, our guide will escort you back to the hotel in downtown area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap, airport pick-up, Angkor National Museum. (B)
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport and help you check in for a flight to Siem Reap. Upon landing, the Siem Reap tour guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel. After settling in, you will be led to the Angkor National Museum to get a general idea of the history and culture of the Khmer Empire (802 – 1431).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 10 Siem Reap
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm, Bakheng Temple, Apsara Dinner Show. (B+L+D)
Sunrise over the Angkor Wat
This brilliant day will start with the marvelous sunrise scene over the Angkor Wat, which is the largest religious site in the world. After that, our guide will lead you to enter the Angkor Thom, the remains of the last capital city of the Khmer Empire. In our guide's company, you will appreciate intricate carvings and reliefs at Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King inside. After getting out, you will be led to the Ta Prohm Temple, the shooting place for the thrilling movie, Tomb Raider.

We will reach at the top of the Bakheng Hill at sundown to capture the great scenery from the Bakheng Temple. And then round off today's journey with a special Apsara Dinner Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 11 Siem Reap
Preah Khan, Banteay Srei Temple, Beng Mealea Temple. (B+L)
Today's private Siem Reap tour begins with the Preah Khan Temple, a temporary imperial chamber during the construction of the Angkor Thom. After that, head for the Banteay Srei Temple, to appreciate elaborate engravings on the relics. Finally, you will be guided to the Beng Mealea, hidden in jungle, to sense the primitive beauty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 12 Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Khmer village, Tonle Sap Lake, floating village, Old Market. Fly to Phnom Penh, airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Having explored much of the past of Siem Reap, you will have a chance to experience the rustic local life today. To start with, we will head towards a Khmer village, and then take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to reach a floating village. Loitering around the Old Market marks the end of this private Siem Reap tour.

After that, you will be escorted to the airport for a flight to Phnom Penh. Our local guide will greet you at the exit and then take you on a comfortable ride to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Fangipani Royal Palace
Day 13 Phnom Penh - Yangon
Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Killing Fields of Choeung EK. Night flight to Yangon, aiport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Your private Phnom Penh tour will begin with the Royal Palace, which is dominated by golden and white colors representing Buddhism and Brahmanism respectively. The Silver Pagoda in the southeast corner is a highlight of the palace. It was so named for the floor was paved by more than 5,000 silver bricks weighing 5 tons in total. Then our guide will walk you across the street to the National Museum of Cambodia to admire precious handicrafts and artworks during the Khmer Empire.

After that, we will climb uphill to the Wat Phnom and also enjoy the full view of the whole city there. Finally, to complete this private Phnom Penh tour, we will take a tour to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung EK to look back on the Cambodian genocide during 1975 - 1979.

At the end of the day, you will be transferred to the airport for a night flight to Yangon. Meet our local guide upon arrival and take a private ride to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Rose Garden
Day 14 Yangon
Morning free at leisure. Stroll along Kandawgyi Lake, Shwedagon Pagoda, dinner with dance show. (B+D)
Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon
You are free this morning to stroll around the neighborhood. This afternoon, our Yangon tour guide will accompany you to take a leisure walk around the tranquil Kandawgyi Lake, and then stop by the Shwedagon Pagoda, a magnificent religious complex where 68 stupas, in total, are all covered by a layer of gold foils.

In the evening, you will sample a gourmet dinner while enjoying local dance show.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Rose Garden
Day 15 Yangon
Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda(or Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha) with giant reclining Buddha, Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandula Park, Independence Monument, Bogyoke Aung San Market. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will begin today's Yangon tour to the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, boasting a giant reclining Buddha of 6 storeys high. Then head towards the center of Yangon city proper to visit the Sule Pagoda built over 2,200 years ago. After that, we will take a leisure walk around the Maha Bandula Park, and the towering Independence Monument - standing out in the park - is a popular photography site.

At last, you may go on a shopping spree at the Bogyoke Aung San Market consisting of a variety of souvenirs, including jewels, jades, clothes, engravings, and wooden handicrafts.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Rose Garden
Day 16 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)
Pagodas in Bagan
A morning flight will take you from Yangon to Bagan. Upon arrival, you will meet our local guide at the airport and then be escorted to a hotel. After a short break, we will start this private Bagan tour to the Mani Sithu Market to experience locals' life.

Bagan is a historical city with profound Buddhist culture and countless temples and stupas. Once finishing the market tour, we will set out for a few religious sites, including Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple, Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery, and Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Finally, viewing the beautiful sunset by a private boat will round off the whole day's trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Day 17 Bagan
Thatbyinnyu Temple, Ananda Temple, Nanpaya Temple,Manuha Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple, Myinkaba Village to experience local life, lacquer workshops, Pyatthat Gyi temple. (B+L)
Today, we will continue to soak in the Buddhist atmosphere of Bagan by visiting Thatbyinnyu Temple, Ananda Temple, Nanpaya Temple, Manuha Temple, Gubyaukgyi Temple, and Pyatthat Gyi Temple. En route, we will have a short stay at the Myinkaba Village to experience local rural life, and also stop by some lacquer workshops.

At the end, a comfortable ride will take you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Day 18 Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake
Fly to Heho, airport pick-up, land transfer from Heho to Inle Lake. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, a local village. Free on your own for rest day. (B+L)
After breakfast, our guide will help you check out the hotel and escort you to the airport. Upon landing at Heho Airport, you will meet our local guide and be transferred to a downtown hotel. When settled down, we will start today's trip to the Inle Lake and also stop by the lakeside Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and a local village.

Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min
Day 19 Inle Lake
A boat ride on Inle Lake, stop at Indein Village. Free on your own in the afternoon. (B+L)
You will enjoy a boat trip on Inle Lake this morning. En route, we will go ashore to visit Indein Village, a vital religious area with 1,054 remaining golden stupas distributed on the hillside.

The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement. You can either rent a bike or loiter around to feel the local cozy lifestyle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min
Day 20 Inle Lake - Heho - Mandalay
Fly to Mandalay, airport pick-up, Mahagandayon Monastery, Irrawaddy Bridge, Sagaing Hill, U Bein Bridge, a boat trip on Taungthaman Lake and enjoy sunset. (B+L)
Local people in the village
You will be transferred to Heho Airport to take a morning flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, a comfortable ride will take you to the hotel. After settled, our guide will accompany you to start the private Mandalay tour to the Mahagandayon Monastery, a large-scale temple where more than 1,000 monks practice Buddhism. Later, head for a photography site, Irrawaddy Bridge, and then continue the journey to Sagaing Hill on the opposite bank. After that, you will be transferred to the teakwood U Bein Bridge, and take a boat there to better enjoy the sunset view over the Taungthaman Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Eastern Palace Hotel
Day 21 Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay
Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, National Kandawgyi Garden complex. (B+L)
After breakfast, you will be escorted to a town called Pyin Oo Lwin by a comfortable ride. It is recognized as the summer resort of Myanmar, full of blooming flowers all year round. Retro, exotic villas as well as old-fashioned carriages there together demonstrate the scenery of a European township. The guide will also show you around the large-scaled National Kandawgyi Garden Complex, boasting mirror-like lake, wide lawns, and colorful flowers.

When the leisure Pyin Oo Lwin tour finishes, we will drive back to the hotel in Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Eastern Palace Hotel
Day 22 Mandalay
Irrawaddy River by boat to Ancient Mingun City, Mingun Pagoda, Mingun Bell, Settawya Paya, Hsinbyume Pagoda, back to Mandalay by boat, Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery, Kuthodaw Paya, Mandalay Hill bird's eye view of the old city at sunset. (B+L)
Mahamuni Pagoda
Today's morning tour guides you to the Ancient Mingun City. You will firstly be escorted to the eastern bank of Irrawaddy River and take a boat across the river to the ancient city. In our guide's company, you are able to appreciate several religious sites there, including Mingun Pagoda, Mingun Bell, Settawya Paya and Hsinbyume Pagoda.

Reverse the trip back to Mandalay and continue our journey to a few Buddhist buildings in the city proper, namely Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery, and Kuthodaw Paya. Round off the day with a sunset view at the top of the Mandalay Hill.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Eastern Palace Hotel
Day 23 Mandalay - Bangkok
Free morning at leisure. Fly to Bangkok, airport-hotel transfer. Free afternoon in Bangkok. (B)
You are free to explore the city or relax at the hotel this morning. Then an afternoon flight will take you to Bangkok. Our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Movenpick Bangkok Sukhumvit 15
Day 24 Bangkok
Wat Pho with reclining Buddha, Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew with emerald Buddha, a boat ride on Klong Bang Luang with a stop at Baan Silapin, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). (B+L)
Floating market
Floating market
Your private Bangkok tour will start with the Wat Pho, where you can admire the city's largest reclining Buddha with a length of 46m (50yd). After that, go across the road to stroll around the luxury Grand Palace and also appreciate the precious emerald Buddha enshrined in the Wat Phra Kaew.

Then take a boat ride to a waterside community, Klong Bang Luang. En route, we will go ashore to visit the Baan Silapin Artist Village where you can not only take in idyllic scenery but also appreciate elaborate handicrafts on display.

After getting back to downtown, we will conclude the day with the Wat Arun, boasting Thailand's largest stupa built in 1842.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 25 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
A private drive takes you to Ayutthaya for a day trip. Return to Bangkok by a luxurious cruise on the Chao Phraya River. (B+L)
Today, we will have a relaxing day trip to Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya, founded in 1350, used to be the ancient capital city of Thailand, brimmed with countless temples, palaces, and stupas during its booming period. Although most buildings are in relics now, with the explanation of our guide, you can still easily imagine its prosperity of the past. We will take a luxurious cruise on Chao Phraya River for our return trip to Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 26 Departure from Bangkok
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
It is the last day of you memorable holiday. Check out the hotel and then our guide will transfer you to the airport for your leaving 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
  • Nine domestic & regional flights (economy class seat): Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon); Saigon - Siem Reap; Siem Reap - Phnom Penh; Phnom Penh - Yangon; Yangon - Bagan; Bagan - Heho; Heho - Mandalay; Mandalay - Bangkok.
  • 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 and out Vietnam.
  • 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, Myanmar, Thailand Visa fees.
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