Ancient Hoian - Vietnam

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Duration: 24 Days
Activity Adventure
Start in Hanoi
End in Yangon
Group Size 15
Tour type Group Tour
Code VNIL24
Depart Daily
Price from 2450 USD

Visit Hanoi – the Real Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Hue – Hoi An – Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Mekong Lodge – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Phnom Tamao Sanctuary – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Complex – Luang Prabang – Bangkok – Mandalay – Bagan – Yangon – Dala – Yangon

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: See the Real Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong

 Day 4: Pu Luong trekking and relax
Day 5: Pu Luong rafting– Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong cruise

Day 7: Halong – Hanoi - Hue
Day 8: Hue visit– Hoi An
Day 9: Walking Tour – Sunset Paddle
Day 10: Hoi An – Fly to Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vespa Tour
Day 11: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Homestay – Mekong Lodge
Day 12: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Chau Doc
Day 13: Chau Doc – Highspeed boat to Phnom Penh
Day 14: Phnom Penh – Phnom Tamao Sanctuary
Day 15: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Day 16: Siem Reap: Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm
Day 17: Siem Reap: Banteay Srei – Afternoon flight to Luang Prabang – Sunset at Mount Phousi
Day 18: Luang Prabang City Tour
Day 19: Luang Prabang – Fly to Bangkok – Connect flight to Mandalay – City Tour
Day 20: Mandalay – Amarapura, Ava & Sagaing
Day 21: Mandalay – Fly to Bagan – Temple Tour
Day 22: Electric Bike around Bagan
Day 23: Bagan – Fly to Yangon – Circular Train
Day 24: Yangon – Dala – The Other side of Yangon – Departure

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide and driver pick you up, then transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2: City tour Hanoi
AM: 08:30 pick up from your hotel, drive to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt House – where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, the next place to move to is One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave One Pillar Pagoda and transfer to West Lake, visit Tran Quoc pagoda. Have lunch. 
PM: After lunch, you will be transferred to visit the Temple of literature. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology – the most interesting museum in Hanoi with many different things relating the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. After that, you will visit Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake). The last one is rickshaw tour to visit The old quarter of Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant.


Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong

Check out hotel after breakfast then drive to scenic Mai Chau valley in Hoa Binh province, home to ethnic Thai group. It takes us about 3.5 hour drive. Upon arrival we walk around Pom Coong and Lac Villages. Stop for shopping and make interaction with the locals. Lunch on the local house, house on stilts, then enjoy traditional music and dance performed by Thai’s boys and girls. Afternoon continue to Pu Luong valley in Thanh Hoa province. Upon arrival, check-in resort and dinner.

Day 4: Pu Luong trekking

Start our day with 4 km trekking in about 3 hours through beautiful  Thai ethnic villages, terrace rice field, stream and water wheel. Stop to visit a Thai House and have interaction with the friendly local people. Back to resort at noon. Free at leisure in the afternoon.


Day 4: Pu Luong – Hanoi

After breakfast we experience rafting on Cham River for couple of hours. Move along lovely landscape of forest and mountain; take photo of water wheel and suspension bridge. Go back to resort for check-out. Drive back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi at around 6:00 PM. Check-in hotel and relax.


Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will head to Halong Bay.
Arriving at Halong Bay, check-in when tasting the welcome cocktail. Then enjoy seafood lunch on the cruise going through the calm water. Take a sightseeing tour around Bai Tu Long Bay and various islets and caves. Then visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village to get a glimpse of the life of fishermen

Moreover, there are many other activities you can do such as kayaking, sunbathing, swimming, etc. There are also some available services for relaxing on the cruise like massage and sauna. After sunset, have a dinner and then overnight on boat.


Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue
Wake up in the early morning for joining in a Taichi session on the sun deck. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, hop on a tour passing through various islets, stop at Sung Sot Cave to admire the fantastic natural structure. Check-out at 10:00, enjoy an early lunch before return to the wharf. Transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, meet with our guide and driver, drive to hotel for check-in.

Day 7: Hue visit - Hoian
Pick up and tour of the former Royal Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, a smaller replica of China’s Forbidden City. Enter the complex via the Ngo Mon (Noontime Gate) and enter the magnificently restored Thai Hoa Palace. Visit the Royal Library and the recently completely restored Hien Lam Pavilion, Imperial Citadel. Cruise and lunch on Dragon boat along Perfume poetic river and head to Minh Mang King’s Tomb. After visit the Tomb we drive to Hoian. Arrive Hoian by the late afternoon. Check-in hotel and dinner.


Day 8: My Son Holly LAND - Hoi An visit
Morning depart for My Son Holly land where Cham’s ruins exist and became World Heritage of Culture. Afternoon visit the best highlights of Hoian including Tan Ky Old House, Tran’s Family house, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Hoian Museum, Hoian market.


Day 9: Walking Tour – Sunset Paddle
Pick up at the hotel at 2 PM, we will be taken to the pier to board a special traditional wooden racing boat and start a lovely trip on the Thu Bon River down to Cam Thanh village. You can either choose to paddle like local people or just sit down and enjoy the beauty of the river with small islets, farmers planting vegetables and fishermen in their attractive casting net.


Being lost for a while in the water coconut farm, we arrive at Cam Thanh coconut and bamboo village. We then stop at a handicraft’s family that specializes in making bamboo products like bamboo chairs, bamboo tables, bamboo lamps, bamboo telephones and even bamboo bicycles. A warm dinner with a local family and their daily life stories will bring you a memorable experience that you will never forget! After dinner, say goodbye to our friendly host, we will be given a small bamboo gift before going back to our hotel for the night.


Day 10: Hoi An – Fly to Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vespa Tour After Dark
After breakfast, leave Hoi An behind with a flight to Saigon. Check-in hotel, take a rest and then have a lunch.
In the afternoon, hop on a 70-kilometer ride from the city center through the countryside with a plenty of rice paddies to stop at Cu Chi Tunnels. In here, you enjoy a short video introducing the construction of the tunnels, then explore a part that is wide enough to visit. Admire many mantraps, bomb craters, and US tank’s remains.

Back to the city for dinner. Then hop on the back of an old-fashion Vespa to discover all highlights of Saigon through the Reunification Palace, the War Remnant Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Overnight in Saigon.


Day 11: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Homestay – Mekong Lodge
This morning, go to the south to visit Mekong Delta with exploring Cai Be Floating Market. You board for a cruise along the waterways of the mighty Mekong Delta. Stop a while to visit the floating fish farm, get a glimpse of fishermen’s daily life. Have lunch in a local restaurant with typical Mekong Delta food.

In the late afternoon, transfer to Mekong Lodge Homestay for experiencing the rural atmosphere of Mekong Delta. Overnight in there.

Day 12: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Chau Doc
Today, continue your Mekong Delta trip. On the boat, you go deeper to the countryside with a visit to Cai Rang floating market and rice noodles making village nearby.
After that, transfer to Chau Doc where you relax before taking a boat trip to Phnom Penh tomorrow morning.

Day 13: Chau Doc – High speed boat to Phnom Penh
At 7 a.m, leave Vietnam with a 5-hour-highspeed-boat to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at midday, you will be transferred to hotel.
After a rest, you will visit the highlights of this city through Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum – the stunning and also must-seeing attractions in any tour to Phnom Penh.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.


Day 14: Phnom Penh – Phnom Tamao Sanctuary
Today, your guide and driver will lead you to Phnom Tamao Sanctuary where you can admire hundreds of animal species. Trek through the jungle, ride on the back of an elephant, play with the monkey, and lure your body into the green atmosphere around.
Back to the city center for dinner. At night, you can take a rest at the hotel, or freely explore the city by yourself. Drink a savory glass of beer on a rooftop bar is a good idea to taste the nightlife of Phnom Penh.


Day 15: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Angkor Wat at Sunset
This morning, you visit Cheong Ek killing field which served as a place to torture and purge people during the Khmer Rouge period. Have a deeper look when entering the Toul Sleng Museum – a former high school and then turned into a prison for the Government of Khmer Rouge.

Afternoon, flight to Siem Reap. Check-in hotel and have a short break before taking a visit to admire one of the most stunning sights you have ever seen – the sunset through the splendor of Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.


Day 16: Siem Reap: Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm
Today, head to the Angkor Wat Complex. The first place to visit is Angkor Thom – the ancient capital of Khmer empire. Then head to Bayon temple with the special design of four faces looking into four directions on the top of temples.

After that, explore the picturesque Ta Prohm hiding in the jungle with a huge tree growing from the roof.


Day 17: Siem Reap: Banteay Srei – Afternoon flight to Luang Prabang – Sunset at Mount Phousi
After breakfast, drive through the peaceful countryside to visit Banteay Srei temple – an ancient structure dated back to the Khmer culture.

Afternoon, flight to Luang Prabang. Check-in hotel, you visit the impressive stupa, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for a panoramic sunset view of the whole city and the splendor Mekong River. After dinner, explore the Night Market where you can pick up some lovely handmade textiles as memorial gifts.


Day 18: Luang Prabang City Tour
A day sightseeing tour will take you go around the city. Board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River to catch the bird-eye view of the countryside. Stop at Pak Ou Caves to explore the wonderful sanctuary made by two large caverns which dedicated for thousands of Buddha images.

On the way back, visit Ban Phanom village to get a glimpse of traditional crafts, pottery, and hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Day 19: Luang Prabang – Fly to Bangkok – Connect flight to Mandalay – City Tour
Check-out hotel in the morning, flight to Bangkok. Take a short break inside the airport before flying to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, the Mandalay city tour starts with the first place are Mandalay Palace and Shwe Nan Daw – a traditional wooden house.

Then head to Kuthodaw temple which is home to over 700 stone plates carved into Buddhist Scriptures that becomes one of the largest books in the world. Enjoy the stunning sunset from Mandalay Hill.


Day 20: Mandalay – Amarapura, Ava & Sagaing
This morning, you visit Amaraputa – the Immortal City of Myanmar. Then head to the ancient wooden bridge having the age of 200 years, also the longest teakwood bridge in the world. For more understanding about the Buddhism in Myanmar, visit Mahagandaryon Monastery and Bagaya Monastery where you can have a chance chatting with various monks.

After lunch, your Mandalay trip will continue with a drive to Ava and Sagaing through numerous places including Maha Aung Myae Bonsan, Nan Myint of the clock tower, Inwa Tower, Bagaya Monastery, and Sagaing Hill. Overnight in Mandalay.


Day 21: Mandalay – Fly to Bagan – Temple Tour
After breakfast, the driver will transfer you to the airport, take the flight to Bagan.
Upon arrival in Bagan, explore the Nyang Oo local market where you can admire various featured local goods. Next, come to Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple which maintains a plenty of pictures describing Jakarta and Thatbyinnyu Temple – the highest temple in the city.

In the afternoon, visit some highlight religious sites such as Manuha Shrine home to the ancient states of Buddha, Nanpaya Temple with carved stones, Ananda Temple with the masterpiece Geek cross. Have dinner in a local restaurant while enjoying traditional ethnic music.


Day 22: Electric Bike around Bagan
The pagodas of the Bagan are recommended to visit early in the morning. Start the day with a seat on electric bike and focus on the temples that were built between 14th and 19th centuries: Shwezigon, Sulamani, Htilominlo which are the typical attractions in Bagan.

Electric bike tour continues in the afternoon with the next place is Dhammayangyi – a giant temple dated back to the 12th century with the shape of a pyramid. Then, visit Sularmuni Temple for photo opportunities. Finally, enjoy sunset view through Pyathat Gyi Temple to catch the panoramic view of Bagan.


Day 23: Bagan – Fly to Yangon – Circular Train
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for a flight to Yangon. Check-in hotel and have a break.
In the afternoon, explore the exotic Yangon by hopping on a city circular train to Kyee Myin Daing Train Station.

Explore the authentic daily life of locals, visit the spectacular Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda with a giant-sized laying Buddha statue, and don’t miss a trip to the most sacred pagoda in Yangon – Shwedagon.


Day 24: Yangon – Dala – The Other side of Yangon – Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, start your day by enjoying an authentic experience with a local ferry – the only way to reach Dala. Take a rickshaw ride around the little but interesting Dala town, visit the orphanage to chat with friendly Burmese children and have a stroll in the local market for a deeper look at the colorful life of Myanmar people.

Back to Yangon, freely shopping at the Scott Market before the departure flight in the afternoon.


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Price: From 2450 USD


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§  English speaking guide

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