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19

Indochina Jewels: Vietnam, Burma, & Thailand

Hanoi to Bangkok
Indochina Jewels, including Vietnam Myanmar Thailand tour, is a best itinerary in 3 weeks covering the top places to see of those countries. You will have a fantastic chance to enjoy the nature beauty of Vietnam and Myanmar via Halong bay, Nha Trang (Vietnam) and stunning Inle Lake (Myanmar). In order to vary your experience, HIT Vietnam tour will not let you miss two must-seen cultural, historical heritages of Bagan (in Myanmar) and River Kwai, Death Railway in Thailand. All together will ensure to give you a colorful picture of Indochina with rich culture and awesome nature.
Depart at: Hanoi (Vietnam)
Finish at: Bangkok (Thailand)
Tour destinations: Hanoi – Halong - Nha trang - Sai gon - Vinh Long - Mekong - Saigon - Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 03: Halong bay – Hanoi 
Day 04: Hanoi – fly to Nha trang
Day 05: Nha trang half city tour 
Day 06: Nha trang free day
Day 07: Nha trang – fly to Sai gon
Day 08:  Saigon – Vinh Long – Mekong Delta homestay 
Day 09: Vinh Long – Sai gon
Day 10: Sai gon – Fly to Yangon
Day 11: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing
Day 12: Bagan – Mt. Popa
Day 13: Bagan – Inle Lake sightseeing
Day 14: Inle Lake – Indein Market – Yangon
Day 15: Yangon – Fly to Bangkok 
Day 16: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha.
Day 17: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi.
Day 18: Kanchanaburi – Bangkok.
Day 19: Bangkok – Departure.
 

Day 01: Hanoi arrival

Xin Chao! Welcome to the elegant city of Hanoi!
HIT Indochina’s local guide send our warmest welcome at the airport and help you transfer to downtown. While briefing some essential information of our incoming tour, you may have some very first impression of our capital city.
Depending on your arrival time, we manage some hours for your first Vietnam experience with a visit to the famed Ancient (Old) Streets where you will find unique street vendors, busy traditional workshops, and holy temples. Continue your discovery with water puppet show, inspired by Red River Delta peasants. A welcome dinner is invited by us to give you some idea of Vietnamese food and cuisine.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, we travel out of Hanoi city to the famed Halong Bay and for the top loved activity here - overnight Halong cruise trip. The drive takes you 3.5 hours sharply to get arrival to the port. We board on the traditional junk with a warm welcome of the crew. Check in your cabin then back to the cruise's fine restaurant for delicious lunch. After lunch, you will find the junk to set sail to the most beautiful parts of the bay. Spend your time to behold the stunning oceanic landscapes. 
This afternoon, we will visit one of the biggest caves in the bay which is linked with the legend of Dragon and the bay. Unwind on your deck to behold the sunset.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Private cabin on a cruise in Halong bay

Day 03: Halong bay – Hanoi 

Wake early as the mist rises over the Halong bay, an ideal time to take pictures. Enjoy breakfast and continue your Halong cruise trip, after the brunch then clear bill while returning to shore. Our vehicle picks you up at the Halong port then transfer back to Hanoi. 
Upon arrival in Hanoi, we pay a short visit to Temple of Literature and Hochiminh Mausoleum just nearby (take photos outside). Those are the highlights of Hanoi. Then you will free for a night out at Ancient quarter with delicious and cheap street foods and drinks. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 04: Hanoi – fly to Nha trang

Free this morning to enjoy the 1000-year-old city before transferring to Nha Trang – one of the best beaches of the world by Forbes magazine. 
Arrive in the coastal city after 1-hour flight. Nha Trang welcomes you with sun shining, crystal sea water, and white sand beaches. Take a transfer in next 30 minutes to the hotel/resort. Free in the afternoon for enjoying a drink beside the beach.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha
trang

Day 05: Nha Trang half city tour 

Nha Trang is a city favored by nature. But its history and culture can amaze any traveler because this area once was the center of Khmer people who built a huge kingdom with unique architecture masterpieces that have been standing till today.
You will be taken by our guide to the most typical works of Khmer Kingdom including Ponagar Temple built in the 8th century and Chong Promontory (two big rocks called husband & wife rock). We end up the day at Dam Market for seafood shopping.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 06: Nha Trang free day

Free at your leisure for swimming and enjoying the sunshine at Nha Trang beach – one of the best beaches over the world. 
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 07: Nha Trang – fly to Sai gon

Breakfast in morning and free to enjoy the coastal city before transferring to the airport for a flight to the commercial hub of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minch city (Saigon). The flight is short for about 45 minutes then followed with 30 minutes’ drive from the airport to downtown.
Then we will take short city tour featuring the best highlights including Reunification Palace, a symbol of Vietnam independence, then Thien Hau pagoda and finish at Cho Lon market, one of the biggest market in southern Vietnam. Free time at your leisure for the rest of the day.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon. 

Day 08:  Saigon – Vinh Long – Mekong Delta homestay 

Pick up at your hotel and depart for Co Co where you start your tour from Coco to Hoa Loc that you will observe the rural local daily life, covered orchards and having chance to meet local people who rarely see any foreigners in this area. Then take a boat to cross the river delta and weave through the small canals of Binh Hoa Phuoc island to discover the lush scenery and people working on the farm. Visit CaiBe Floating market then enjoy your lunch with local delicacy with fresh water fish of "elephant ear fish". Boat ride to Vinh Long. Visit Vinh Long local market where you have chances to see all kind of farming products of Mekong delta such as many kinds of fresh vegetables, abundant tropical fruits, pigs, ducks, and chickens on the ways to markets. Be back to an island for homestay.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay in Cai Be

Day 09: Vinh Long – Sai gon

Breakfast will be served with the local peaceful atmosphere. Boat ride to Vinh long dock. Car transfer to Sa Dec with the stop to visit the Huynh Thuy Le ancient house where is famous for the best novel of Margaret Duras “the Lover”.

Do you know? - The Lover (French: L'Amant) is an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, published in 1984 by Les Éditions de Minuit. It has been translated to 43 languages and was awarded the 1984 Prix Goncourt. It was adapted to film in 1992 as The Lover.

In afternoon, we drive back to Sai gon. Free time to enjoy the city with shopping at Ben Thanh market or photo shooting at North Dame Cathedral or enjoy street food. That is a very nice way to close your last night in Vietnam.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sai gon

Day 10: Sai gon – Fly to Yangon

Free time at leisure until the time our guide and driver collect you at the hotel for transfer to the airport for a flight to Yangon – the capital of the latest opened country in South East Asia – Myanmar (Burma).
Upon arrival, our Myanmar tour guide will take you to your hotel for checking in your rooms. If time permits, we explore Shwedagon, the biggest pagoda in Yangon which is really outstanding with golden flash and rich Buddha stories. A welcome dinner in a nice restaurant in the city center.
Meal: Breakfast, welcome dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 11: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing

Rise up early for a flight to Bagan in the morning. Our guide will wait for you at Nyang U airport for pick up, transfer to hotel. Leave your luggage at your hotel.
Enjoy your full day discovering the highlights of Bagan which boasts 2500 temples and ruins. This famous archaeological site brings us to the holy history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigon temples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression. The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 12: Bagan – Mt. Popa

Depart Bagan in the morning for a scenic drive to Popa where you will have a chance to behold the stunning panoramic mountain view and see the impressive site of Popa Kalat, known as the most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar.

Good to remember – Hot air balloon is the top activity in Bagan. Balloon in Bagan is NOT available in from May to Sep due to bad weather conditions. To book balloon over Bagan, please contact our team here.

On the way back, we visit some Bagan lacquer center where people produce the best lacquer items. Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on Irrawaddy river
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 13: Bagan – Inle Lake sightseeing

After breakfast, we fly to Heho for a breathtaking driver to Nyang Shwe town. Connect your travel with a styled boat trip to explore the life of Intha people whose image exposes vividly through one leg rower.
Our guide will show you the traditional work of making boats, weaving silk, black smith and making cigars in Inle Lake. The boat will take you through different lush floating vegetation and get to know the local life.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nyang Shwe town – Inle Lake

Day 14: Inle Lake – Indein Market – Yangon

We leave your resort this morning by boat to reach the rotating market of Indein which attracts different hill tribes in Shan State including Pa-O, Padaung, Intha people who come to the market in their traditional customs. Your guide will demonstrate the uniqueness of Indein goods which are exposed in the fair.
After the market, we proceed to Indein ruin, the most famous site to experience the highlights of regional Buddhism then visit Pa O villages. Taking the flight back to Yangon.

Good to know - HIT Indochina offers a wide selection of Myanmar package tours on private basic. We have our own office in Myanmar and you will not book through a third party. 

Transfer back to your hotel and enjoy your last night in Myanmar with shopping or a fine dining in your own management.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

Day 15: Yangon – Fly to Bangkok 

After breakfast, we start exploring the center of Yangon with a guided walk through colonial buildings, Emmanuel Church, Sule Pagoda and enjoy a styled high tea in Strand hotel or mingle with local in the traditional Burmese tea shop.
Depending on your flight time we may get some free hours to shopping at Scott market. Drive to the airport for late after flying to the travel hub of South East Asia mainland – Bangkok of Thailand.
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to hotel. Free to discover the city with a nice dinner (your own expenses) from our tour guide help to get used to Thai cuisine. 
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Day 16: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha.

Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit: At first visit to Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas). The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. 
After lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace, and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound, and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). After this place, we back to the hotel and free at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Day 17: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi.

Pick up at hotel and depart for Kanchanaburi. The trip visit to War Museum (Thailand-Burma Railway Centre); an open-air museum constructed in the form of actual prisoners of war (POW) camp, there are collection of photographs, picture, articles, pistols, knives and other items from the construction of the “Death Railway” War Cemetery; the cemetery of the remains of over 6,000 prisoners of war, who lost their lives during the construction of the “Death Railway” then continue to visit the world’s famous Bridge on the River Kwai. After that, take a long-tailed boat from pier to get to the River Kwai Resotel, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery. 
Check-in on arrival. Lunch will be served. Take a long-tail boat upstream to visit the nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village Dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: at a local hotel

Day 18: Kanchanaburi – Bangkok.

Breakfast at hotel, and then take an exciting boat ride downstream to Resotel Pier and continue to visit the Hellfire pass Memorial and Cutting Mountain for a railway track have done by hands of the Allied prisoners. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Then take a historic ride on Death Railway Train, passing lush forest; the last existing train station of the Thailand-Burma railway in Thailand, passing the dangerous looking wooden viaduct built along the mountain. Arrive Nam-Tok station and continue back to your hotel in Bangkok.
Meal: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Day 19: Bangkok – Departure.

After breakfast, free at leisure till time transfer to Bangkok airport for flight departure. Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport. Get ready for the flight back to your home country. 
Services for Indochina Jewels tour end up here.
Meal: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Not available
 

Why this Tour?

  • Overnight cruise on Halong bay
  • Beach relax in Nha Trang
  • Mekong Delta homestay
  • Thousand stupas in Bagan
  • Sunset over Irrawaddy river
  • One leg rower in Inle Lake
  • Death Railway Museum 
  • Long tail boat on River Kwai Resotel

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 4025 pp 
Group 2 persons: US$ 2470 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 2220 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 2025 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 505
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

What is Included

  • Accommodation twin shared basis
  • Private cabin on Halong cruise
  • Homestay expenses
  • Daily breakfast & other meals
  • Domestic & regional flights
  • Private A/C car during tour
  • Boat trips on Mekong, Irrawady river, River Kwai
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • All entrance fees.
  • 01 bottle of water/person/day
  • Taxes & service charges

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees and stamps
  • International flights from/to your country
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Others not mentioned

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