The Legend of Vietnam and Myanmar 18 days/17 nights

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Hanoi: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature; take a “cyclo” ride through the Old Quarter

Sapa: Trek through 5 villages meeting 3 different hill tribes; Stay overnight at hotel or in a local stilt house.

Halong Bay: Overnight cruise in a traditional Junk boat, discover caves & fishing villages, explore the lagoon.

Hue: See stunning scenery en-route to Hue; Take a dragon boat to visit pagodas; Visit the Imperial Citadel. Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang.

Danang – Hoi An: See ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. A walking tour through the UNESCO listed Old Quarter; Countryside bike ride, visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall.

Ho Chi Minh City: City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum & Cu Chi Tunnels.

Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cat Be floating market.

Yangon: Hit the streets of Myanmar's most cosmopolitan city on this fascinating journey into Yangon. Packed with pagodas and crammed with colonial relics, Yangon is one of the most enchanting cities in Asia.

Mandalay is best known not only for it's rich traditional, cultural and spiritual splendor but also exquisite handicraft such as hand-woven embroidery in silk and cotton, the incredible process of making gold leaves, wood and stone carving and bronze casting etc.

Amarapura: Long known for its silk weaving, Amarapura is the site of a weaving school. Colourful longyis (skirts worn by both sexes) are produced in a distinctive heavy silk. The town’s long-established bronze industry is famous for Buddha figures, bells, and gongs. Tile, pottery, and baskets are also manufactured. 

Mingun pagoda, site of what would have been the world’s largest Buddhist Stupa and unbroken bell.

Mount Popa is an extinct volcano covered in forests and is considered one of the most sacred places in Myanmar.

Sagaing: A highlight is walking the (sometimes steep) tree-hung stairways that lead magically past monasteries and nunneries to viewpoints from which you can survey the river and yet more stupas.

Bagan is a spectacular plain stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River, dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Although human habitation at Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian era

Salay was the home of famous writer and poet of Bagan era called “Salay U Ponya” whose works are still studied and referred by many modern Myanmar scholars.

Itinerary in brief

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi full day city tour – Lao Cai (B, L)
  • Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market (B, L)
  • Day 4: Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L)
  • Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
  • Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B, L)
  • Day 7: Hue full day city tour (B, L)
  • Day 8: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
  • Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating Market (B, L)
  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Yangon (B, L)
  • Day 13: Yangon - Bagan (B, L)
  • Day 14: Bagan - Salay - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B, L)
  • Day 15: Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing – Mandalay (B, L)
  • Day 16: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B, L)
  • Day 17: Mandalay - Yangon (B, L)
  • Day 18: Yangon departure (B)

The Legend of Vietnam and Myanmar 18 days/17 nights

(18 days / 17 nights)

Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Bac Ha - Halong Bay – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta - Yangon – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing – Mingun – Bagan – Popa – Salay - Yangon

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by our tour guide & driver at airport & then transfer to hotel for check in. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi full day city tour – Lao Cai (B, L)

Today we enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda & the Temple of Literature.
After lunch at local restaurant, visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword and the Ngoc Son temple. Take one hour cyclo ride through the bustling old quarter streets of Hanoi before enjoying a fantastic traditional water puppet show (unique to Vietnam).
Then transfer to the railway station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market (B, L)

You arrive at Lao Cai Railway Station at about 6:00am. Have breakfast & then transfer to Bac Ha Town to join Sunday Market with local people. Bac Ha is considered one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attire buy and sell the local products. Dogs, cats, pigs, horses... are all on sales. This is a golden opportunity to take your best photos! In the afternoon, we will take a pleasant walk to Ban Pho village, home to the flower H'mong people. This is a great opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and have pleasant walk amongst tribal villages. Leave Bac Ha Town for Sapa at 3:00pm. Arrive in Sapa at 5:30pm. Check in hotel & overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L)

Having breakfast and check out before start. Trekking down to Lao Chai village to visit the Black H'mong. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the valley to get to Ta Van village to visit the Dzay people live, which supposed to be the friendliest one in mountainous area. The next is Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dzao tribe where you will see the amazing scenery and beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon, you come back Sapa, be ready for the night train back to Hanoi which departs about 7.30pm. Overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00am. Have breakfast & take a short rest at a small hotel before departing for one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. The drive takes about 3.5 hours. Halong covers 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on boat.

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B, L)

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Turn back to Hanoi for the evening flight to Hue. On arrival in Hue, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue full day city tour (B, L)

A morning boat trip on the romantic Perfume River visiting Hue’s oldest and most revered site, Thien Mu Pagoda & the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang.
Afternooon visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, the elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)

Morning drive to Hoi An town, a recognized World Heritage Site. Stop in Da Nang to visit the famous My Khe Beach and Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Visit this ancient town: the 200 year-old Tan Ky house, Phuc Kien Pagoda, the Assembly Hall, the former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful riverside market.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

After breakfast, at 8 am, we will visit Cu Chi tunnels - an immense network of connecting underground tunnels during American War. Back to the city for lunch.
After lunch we will visit Notre Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon's government quarter, is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as "Hotel de Ville," is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. Our last stop is Ben Thanh market, the biggest whole sales market in Saigon. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating Market (B, L)

7:30 am: Depart for Cai Be, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the driver again in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Yangon (B, L)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. On arrival Yangon international airport, welcome by our tour guide. Transfer to the hotel for check in. After a shot rest at the hotel till late evening and then visit Chauk Htatt Kyi (the six storied in meaning but actually the huge reclining Buddha Image, and Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide – its golden stupa is the ‘Heart’ of Buddhism Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 13: Yangon - Bagan (B, L)

After having breakfast, flight to Bagan on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. And transfer to hotel for check in. Sightseeing start to colorful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, then Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest building on the Bagan plain, after that visit to Htilominlo Temple , noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then visit Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyautgyi Temple , an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mutual paintings in Bagan and Dhamanyangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Lastly enjoy the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Buphaya or Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 14: Bagan - Salay - Mt. Popa - Bagan (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Salay (famous for its ancient monastery). Then drive to Mt. Popa where a house for Myanmar spirits. On the way you can observe toddy farm and ways of making Toddy Candy. Return to Bagan. Afternoon visit Bagan for the rests of the famous pagoda. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing – Mandalay (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Mandalay, the commercial centre and cultural tourism site, was established in 1857 by King Mindon, Arrive at Tada Oo International airport and direct sightseeing to the ancient city of Amarapura. Visit to Mahagundayone Monastery to study the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures, U Bein Wooden Bridge (1.2km long) across Taung Tha Man Lake. And then drive to Sagaing and visit Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda which is the copy of Mahaceti Pagoda in Siri Lanka and Sagaing Hill the center of Meditation. Then drive to Mandalay and check in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay (B, L)

After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the jetty to take a boat trip to Mingun. Visit Mingun Unfinished Pagoda, Mingun Bell, one of the world largest hanging bronze bells and Myatheindan Pagoda. And sail back to Mandalay. Afternoon visit Mahamuni Buddha Image, Zegyo Market and some of Mandalay’s cottage industries, such as weaving and tapestry making, Burmese candy making, Bamboo fan making near Eindaw Yar Pagoda, Atumahsi Monastery and Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), Kuthodaw (Maha Lawkamarazein Pagoda) which is famous as the world largest book of many stone slabs on which is inscribed the whole Buddhist Literature.. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 17: Mandalay - Yangon (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight back to Yangon. On the way to the hotel, visit Kabar Aye (the World Peace pagoda) and Maha Pasana (the great cave for Buddhist synod) and check in at the hotel. After lunch, shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) of hundreds of shops where you can find local products such as Gems & Jewelry , slippers, cloth, and so on. Evening stroll along the China Town and study the ways of living of Yangon citizens (observe the tradition and modern costume). Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 18: Yangon departure (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
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Destinations Hotels/Resorts/Cruises Name Room Type
Superior Category
Hanoi Medallion Hotel (or similar) Superior
Sapa Bamboo Sapa Hotel (or similar) Superior
Halong Halong Glory Cruise (or similar) Deluxe
Hue Asia Hotel (or similar) Deluxe
Hoi An Thuy Duong 3 Hotel (or similar) Superior
Ho Chi Minh City Bong Sen Hotel Saigon (or similar) Superior
Yangon New Ayeyar Hotel (or similar) Deluxe
Bagan Thiripyitsaya Resort (or similar) Superior
Inle Hupin Khaing Daing (or similar) Deluxe
Deluxe Category
Hanoi Church Boutique Hotel (or similar) Premium
Sapa Chau Long Hotel Superior
Halong Halong Emotion Cruise (or similar) Deluxe
Hue Huong Giang Hotel (or similar) Deluxe
Hoi An Hoian Pacific Hotel (or similar) Superior
Ho Chi Minh City Royal Hotel Saigon (or similar) Deluxe
Yangon Sedona Hotel Yangon (or similar) Superior
Bagan Amazing Bagan (or similar) Suite Villa
Inle Shwe Inn Thar Floating Resort (or similar) Deluxe
First Class Category
Hanoi Sheraton Hanoi Hotel (or similar) Deluxe
Sapa Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa Superior
Halong Paradise Luxury Cruises (or similar) Deluxe
Hue Imperial Hotel (or similar) Deluxe City View
Hoi An Palm Garden Resort (or similar) Superior Ocean View
Ho Chi Minh City Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon Deluxe City View
Yangon Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (or similar) Superior
Bagan The Hotel Tharabargate (or similar) Deluxe
Inle Inle Princess Resort (or similar) Lake front view


  • 14 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 2 nights on train Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi, sharing 4 berth cabin
  • 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin
  • Internal flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City – Yangon, Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Mandalay, Mandalay - Yangon (economy class, including fuel charge & airport taxes)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Approval letter for one month single entry visa to Vietnam
  • All taxes & services charge


  • Other flights not mentioned
  • Beverages and other meals not indicated in the program
  • Visa to Myanmar  
  • Balloon Over Bagan fees
  • Christmas  & New Year Eve
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
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  • US$ 5,725
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  • US$ 1,036
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