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Vietnam Tours > Indochina Tour  >   22 days/21 nights - Insight indochina tour

    Insight Indochina
    
Vietnam Cambodia Thailand - Myanmar Trip
     22 days / 21 nights
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    Trip cocode: VNIN-IVCTM22

 




Itinerary in brief:
 
Day 01:Hanoi arrival
Day 02:Hanoi city tour - night train to Sapa(B)
Day 03:Sapa tribal villages(B,L)
Day 04:Sapa tribal villages - night train back Hanoi(B,L)
Day 05:Hanoi Halong Hanoi (B)
Day 06:Hanoi - Hue city tour(B,L)
Day 07:Hue Danang - Hoian,(B)
Day 08:Hoian free leisure (B)
Day 09:Hoian Hochiminh B)
Day 10:Hochiminh city tour - Cuchi tunnels(B,L)
Day 11:Mekong Delta(B,L)
Day 12:Hochiminh Siemreap (B)
Day 13:Angkor Complex(B,L)
Day 14:Siemreap - Bangkok (B)
Day 15:Bangkok city tour (B)
Day 16:Bangkok Chieng Mai (B)
Day 17:ChiengMai city tour (B)
Day 18:Chieng Mai Bangkok Yagoon (B)
Day 19:Yangon - Bagan (BLD)
Day 20:Bagan   (BLD)
Day 21:Bagan - Yangon (BLD)
Day 22:Yangon Bangkok Departure (B)


Itinerary in details:

Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Welcomed by driver at Noi Bai Airport (Ha noi ) and transfer to your hotel. The rest of your time is at leisure before starting your trip the next day.

Day 02: Hanoi city tour - night train to Sapa(B)
Today, we have full-day tour of Vietnams capital city. You will visit the house on - stilts of Ho Chi Minh (this is where our uncle Ho spent the rest of his life) and the One Pillar Pagoda (it was constructed in 1049) and the Literature Temple (a habitual symbol of Hanoi), the Museum of Ethnology. After lunch, pay a visit to the Hoan Kiem Lake with its Ngoc Son temple. Continue to visit the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cyclo. 
Tonight we will take the train to Lao Cai Station (310km northwest of Hanoi) Note : A/C soft - sleeper cabin with wooden wall is used for night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice - versa, one of the best train to Sapa at the present.

Day 03: Sapa tribal villages(B,L)
Arrive at Lao Cai Station at 06.00. Have a breakfast of local foods before departing to Sapa (about 40 km from Lao Cai). Arrival in Sapa and leave your luggage at the hotel. We will have breakfast and embark on a lovely walk to Cat Cat stream and waterfall, visit Cat Cat village of the Black H'Mong to explore their routine life, walk around the village to enjoy the scenery of forests and continue to Sinchai village where we enjoy folk music by local people. Return to Sapa. At leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.
 
Day 04: Sapa tribal villages - night train back Hanoi(B,L)
After breakfast we will take a jeep along the valley to Rose Garden. From here we will trek into the verdant villages and rice field to Lao Cai and Tavan villages. Ta Van is the village in northern Vietnam inhabited by the colorfully-dressed Dzay ethnic minority. Opportunity to learn and see H'mong people working with natural weaving and dying .This village is supposed to be one of the most beautiful area in this regions. Your car will pick you up at Tavan and take you back to Sapa.
This late afternoon, transfer to to Lao Cai station for night train back to at 21.15. Overnight on soft sleeper train.

Day 05: Hanoi Halong- Hanoi (B,L)
Pick up from station for 4 hour drive through verdant Red River Delta to Halong bay . Enjoy our cruise along the bay, visit famous cave before coming back to Hanoi.

Day 06: Hanoi - Hue city tour(B)
Flight to Hue.
Our city tour today includes:  Ancient Citadel, Dong Ba Market ,Thien Mu pagoda ( by car), Tu Duc tomb.

Day 07: Hue- Hoian,(B)
Overland to Hoian. Check in your hotel.

Day 08: Hoian free leisure (B)
A day of leisure in Hoian.

Day 09: Hoian - Hochiminh(B)
Transfer to airport for the flight to Saigon. On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel

Day 10: Hochiminh city tour - Cuchi tunnels(B,L)
In the morning, we have a city tour around Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafs. A half day tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Sai gon by many locals takes in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Sai gon Post Office, a lacquer ware factory.
This afternoon, we drive to visit Cuchi tunnels.

Day 11: Mekong Delta(B,L)
Drive through the lush of vegetation to Mytho to Caibe  where we board our private boat for a cruise of Caibe floating market, explore endless waterway of Mighty Mekong river,  see the art of  bonsai and enjoy delicious tropical fruits. We are treated to a Delta lunch in orchard  garden and then  have more boat  excursion to by the Mekong river. Overnight at local house in lush vegetation in
Mekong Delta.
 
Day 12: Hochiminh Siemreap (B)
Flight to Siemreap.

Day 13: Angkor Complex(B,L)
Wake up early to view sunrise from Phnom Bakheng, one of the two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and the surrounding plain. Return to the hotel. Breakfast at hotel and continue to visit of Preach Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Phrom temple, oriental Mebon, Pre Rup temples. Lunch between visits. In the afternoon, we will visit to group of Rolous temples: Lolei, Preahko, Bakong. Overnight in Siemreap

Day 14:Siemreap - Bangkok (B)
Drive to Tonle Sap Lake for a lovely boat cruise to observe life on the water. We will visit also the Land Mine Museum, and a stone carving workshop.
Transfer to airport for your flight to Bangkok, greetings upon arrival.
 
Day 15:Bangkok city tour (B)
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel followed by a half day City and Temples Tour
Pick up from the hotel and drive through the center of Bangkok to visit three of the most gorgeous
Buddhist temples in Bangkok: Wat Traimitr with its impressive three-meter tall, 5 tons heavy solid gold
Buddha image which gleams like no other gold artifact, Wat Pho, Bangkoks oldest and largest temple,
which features the largest reclining Buddha and the Chedi of the kings and Wat Benchamabophit, the
Marble Temple, a prime example of modern Thai architecture. After visiting the temples close off the tour
with a shopping trip before returning to your hotel.
Afternoon: Visit crocodile farm

Day 16:Bangkok Chieng Mai (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to Chieng mai.
Arrive at Chiang Mai and transfer from airport to the hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 17:ChiengMai city tour (B)
Breakfast at hotel
07h30 Depart from your hotel in Chiang Mai by private local truck for Lisu Lodge
09h00 Arrive at the Lisu Lodge and start the trip with a 13 km. (8 miles) of cycling to the Elephant Camp.
Enjoy an hour of elephant riding through the mountainous jungle scenery down to the river.
After a healthy picnic lunch on the bank of the river, you will go on an exciting ride, about 45 minutes
of white water rafting that takes you to a traditional Thai country village.From there you return to Lisu
Lodge either by bike or by local truck, whichever way you prefer yourself. On the way back, we stop
at the traditional Akha village for a chat with shaman (spirit doctor).
16h00 Arrive at Lisu Lodge and transfer back to your hotel in Chiang Mai by private local truck.

Day 18:Chieng Mai Bangkok Yagoon (B)
Transfer to airport for your flight to Bangkok to connect with your flight to Yagoon.
Greetings in Yagoon, transfer to your hotel in town.

Day 19:Yangon - Bagan (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Bagan. On arrival, visit Nyaung Oo colorful local market, Shwezigon proto type of Myanmar stupa, Gubyauk Gyi 13th century finest mural paintings, and Htilominlo the finest stucco carving. Afternoon visit the Saraba gate 9th century masonry city gate, Ananda most beautiful temple in Bagan, Ananda Okkyaung 17th century mural painting, Mingaba Gubyaukgyi early 12th century mural paintings, Manuha and Nan Phayar one of the two sand stone temples in Bagan, sunset from a temples terrace or optional horse cart ride among the temples during sunset. 
Lunch at hotel.
Puppet show and Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at your hotel.

Day 20:Bagan   (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Optional sunrise view from a temple terrace. Morning walk along the temples avenue: from Mimalaung Kyaung to Pahtotharmyar, Nat Hlaung Kyaung, Ngekywe Nadaung, and Thetbinnyu temple the highest temple  in Bagan, and Shwegugyi temple famous for Bagan style Buddha Statue. Then continue to visit Nagayon temple late 11th century standing Buddha Image protecting by Dragons, proceed to New Bagan to visit a lacquer ware workshop.  Afternoon visit Dammayangi the most massive temple, Dhamayarzaka one of the few stupas with 5 entrances in Bagan, Minanthu village and its temples -  Phayar Thonezu and Nandamanya temple 13th century finest mural paintings,  sunset view from a temple terrace.
Lunch at a local restaurant located on the Ayeyarwaddy River bank.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel. 

Day 21:Bagan - Yangon (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Yangon. On arrival Yangon transfer to your hotel after a visit of Naga Glass factory where all the glass wares are made by hands.  Afternoon visit famous Bogyoke Aung San Market where one can find all kinds of everything from Myanmar exotic snack to precious Mogok Rubies,  enjoy among the city peoples shopping.  Continue visit the spice market in Indian town, inter-connecting with the shop keepers who are eager to show you their numerous kinds of goods. From there walk ten minutes to bustling China town to see the oldest Chinese temple in town, stroll around the China towns famous food streets.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at your hotel.

Day 22:Yangon Bangkok Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free  of leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok, connect with yoru flight back home.
 

 

Accommodation
Hanoi : Cinnamon Hotel
Sapa: Chau Long Hotel
Hue: Asia Hotel
Hoian: Hoian Beach Resort
Hochiminh: Mifuki  Hotel
Siemreap: Angkor Hotel
Bangkok: Royal Princess Larnluang
Chieng Mai : The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
Yagoon: Park Royal Hotel 
Bagan: Bagan Thande Hotel


Trip includes
 English speaking guide
All accommodation on double/twin  basis with daily breakfast
Meals as indicated  (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner). Special requirements  (vegetarian, diet etc.) could be arranged upon request
All transfers/ transport 
Tours with entrance fees, boat cruise, transfers and  English speaking during guided time
Airfare with airport tax:
   Hanoi Hue, Danang Hochiminh Siemriep, Bangkok Chieng Mai Bangkok
   Yangon - Bagan  - Yangon

irfare without airport taxes: Siemreap Bangkok, Bangkok Yagoon - Bangkok
Cruise in Halong, Mekong
Tours with entrance fees, transfers during guided time
Round trip train ticket Hanoi- Laocai- Hanoi


Trip excludes
International airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa and visa arrangement
 Travel insurance
Meals not indicated
 Other personal expenses
 Tips and gratuities 
 

Trip cost : in US$ and  per person ;
 


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