Get an insight into the natural spirit, landscape, and cuisine of Vietnam and Myanmar in this 20-day itinerary designed by our Myanmar local travel expert to set foot on almost the very best sights of two countries. Remark each day with a different flavor and different taste of feeling. From the first trip deep to the heart of the S-shaped country to enjoy the hectic pace of life. Nothing will prepare for an astonishing moment when you have a chance to admire one of the seven natural wonders in the world at Halong Bay. Don't be surprised by thousands of ancient temples and pagodas packed into the dusty area. The wonderful scenery, hospitable locals coupled with long-lasting history will ensure to take your breath away!
 

Duration: 20 days/ 19 nights
Start/End: Hanoi/Yangon
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – My Son – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Vinh Long – An Binh Island – Tan Long Island – Cai Be – Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake – Yangon
Tour Category: Myanmar Vietnam tours
Tour Type: Natural & Landscape, Sightseeing & Discovery, In-depth Culture
Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a great combination of the antique and hectic pace of life in Hanoi – the heart of Vietnam
  • Marvel at the natural masterpiece in Halong Bay – a vision of ethereal beauty  floating with a thousand stunning islands
  • Soak up the lively atmosphere at Cai Be floating market of Vietnam to have a closer approach to the locals
  • Learn more about the glorious past of Vietnam history during the resistant wars at Cu Chi tunnels
  • Stay at a homestay of a local family on Mekong Delta and gain truly authentic local experience
  • Admire one of the most wonderful Buddhist pagodas in the world: Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Visit the local artisan workshops and learn about the traditional production of Burmese people
  • Embark on a breathtaking boat trip to discover the exceptional life of the Intha people on Inle Lake
  • Engage with the special long neck women in Inle Lake and listen to the legend of the big rings around their neck

Experience this 20-day Highlights of Vietnam and Myanmar With:

  • Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge, humor, profession (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
  • Drivers: polite,  friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
  •  Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned & clean
  • Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Accommodation: various types of accommodation are available, from 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels in the best location, good value 3-star hotels, to boutique hotels reflect the style of the region

Brief Itinerary:
Vietnam Itinerary 11 Days

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi Full Day City Tour (B, L)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay with Oasis Bay (B, L, D)
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Hue (B, L)
Day 5: Hue Riverboat and Royal Tombs (B, L)
Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L)
Day 7: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B, L)
Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long – An Binh Island – Ut Trinh Homestay (B, L, D)
Day 11: Homestay – Tan Long Island – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Yangon (B, L)
Myanmar Itinerary 9 Days
Day 12: Yangon City Tour (B)
Day 13: Yangon – Bagan (B)
Day 14: Bagan & Villages (B)
Day 15: Bagan – Mandalay – (Boat to Mandalay) (B)
Day 16: Mandalay Discovery (B)
Day 17: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (B)
Day 18: Inle Lake – Red Mountain (B)
Day 19: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (B)
Day 20: Yangon – Departure (B)
Please note that every element of the tour below can be tailored. Tell us your specific interest and we will be happy to make adjustments for you. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation!  

 
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Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam, the city of peace and dynamism. Our tour guide will wait and welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport and then quickly transfer you to the hotel for check-in.
After your short break at the hotel, you can spend the rest of the day to walk around the city to get a first glimpse at the hustle and bustle atmosphere before enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant to savor the best Vietnamese cuisine.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi Full Day City Tour (B, L)

Today is an amazing day for you to discover the fascinating and the charm of Hanoi. Start by a solemn visit to Ho Chi Minh complex where you will spend the time to gaze out at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – the tomb of the great hero of Vietnam, from there stroll through his stilt house, the President Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Next, proceed to Hoa Lo Museum, a historical relic in Hanoi where the former US presidential candidate John McCain was incarcerated for over 5 years. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant and have a short rest.
In the afternoon, take a short drive to Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the most beautiful pagodas in the city which lies on the shore of the West Lake. Your visit also includes the nearby Quan Thanh Temple before having a cup of coffee on the West Lakeshore.
If you wish, we can make a visit for shopping in the Old Quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi.

One pillar pagoda

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay With Oasis Bay (B, L, D)

Rise early this morning and head to a 180 km drive to Halong Bay – one of the most gorgeous bays in the world that is well known as the bay of Descending Dragon. It is recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Natural Heritage thanks to its amazing landscape, geology, and geomorphology. Upon arrival, refresh at Oasis Bay Lounge with a welcome drink on the way to visit islands on the bay. Then a special lunch will be served as you pass through the Dog Islet, Fighting Cock Islet, Swan Islet, and Hoa Cuong fishing village.
In the afternoon, continue your sightseeing through Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Island. Anchoring the vessels at Frog Pond area. Not just sightseeing you will have a chance to swimming in the emerald water and padding through the exotic caves. After that, enjoy a sunset party on the sundeck with wine, tropical fruits and join in an exciting activity with the chef to learn how to make spring roll – one of the most favorite traditional dishes of Vietnamese people.
This evening, enjoy your own leisure time on the cruise or take part in our free activities such as squid fishing or hot Jacuzzi.
Overnight on board.

Halong Bay-one of the seven natural wonders in the world

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi Fly to Hue (B, L)

Wake up in the sound of the tranquil ambiance this morning and attend Tai Chi class for a morning exercise. Your luxury cruise ship will transfer you to Sung Sot Cave after your breakfast for a visit to the magnificent limestone cave after 600 steps. Enjoy your lunch while cruising back to Tuan Chau harbor. After that, disembark the cruise and get on a car to transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for an evening flight to Hue.

sung sot cave

Day 5: Hue Riverboat & Royal Tombs (B, L)

Today is a full day for you to behold the poetic beauty of Hue – the ancient capital of Vietnam. After breakfast, board a Dragon boat to sail along the romantic Perfume River. Enjoy a fabulous view as you passing through the ancient tombs of emperors past, then we will make our first visit of the day at Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) for a first glimpse at the symbol of Hue and Buddhism of Vietnam.
After lunch, head to Tu Duc Tomb, a complex of temple and tomb where you can visit the former residence of the Vietnamese King.
Overnight in Hue.

Thien Mu Pagoda-the symbol of Hue and Buddhism of Vietnam

Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L)

Take a scenic drive toward the highway 1A to reach Hoi An, a beautiful town where you will marvel at the fabulous mix of architecture. Along the way, make a stop at Lang Co Beach for short sightseeing.
Upon arriving in Danang, make your way to Cham Museum to discover the house of the most complete collection of Cham artifacts from everywhere in the world. from here proceed to China Beach (or My Khe Beach), one of the most picturesque beaches in Vietnam. Before reaching to Hoi An, head to the Marble Mountain, a magnificent cluster of 5 marble mountains stand in turn 5 elements in the universal: wood, water, fire, metal, and earth.
After arriving in Hoi An in the afternoon, your sightseeing will include Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, and the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An Japanese Covered Bridge

Day 7: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B)

Your adventure today starts with a drive toward the southwest of Danang to My Son, the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization. Your full day visit will introduce you to one of the best-preserved Cham structure in My Son Sanctuary featured on 70 Hindu-like towers dating back to the 2nd century. Before that, stop for a visit at Tra Kieu capital which was the former administrative center of Champa Kingdom. Then, the highlight of the day will come as you discover the majestic ancient ruins at My Son including impressive temples, pagodas built by red brick with over thousands year old.
Return to Hoi An in the afternoon and enjoy your free time at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

majestic ancient ruins at My Son Sanctuary

Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Enjoy your own free time after breakfast this morning and wait until the driver comes to pick you up to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and then if you wish, take a walk around the hotel for a first glimpse at the busy life in the city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Highlight your day 9 with a drive to Cu Chi Tunnel, the most attractive destination in southern Vietnam toward the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel networks include countless trapdoors on the ground and storages deep under the ground to contain the weapons. During the war, it is where Vietnamese soldiers cook and live. This great work was created during the anti-French resistance war to create an underground defense system to keep safe to Vietnamese soldiers. Upon here, try moving inside the tunnel you will gain an understanding about the flourish part of Vietnamese history.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Cu Chi tunnel

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long – An Binh Island – Ut Trinh Homestay (B, L, D)

Leave Ho Chi Minh City this morning and head to Vinh Long province where you will spend the time to discover Vietnam’s western river culture. Embark on a Mekong travel boat, we will make our first visit of the day at Vinh Long market to capture the vibrant life of the local selling shrimps, fish, crabs, tropical fruits, and vegetables. Then enjoy the lunch at a local house.
Your afternoon visit may include a trip to the brick kilns to see how people make beautiful potteries from the clay. What a better way to gain authentic local experience than visiting a local workshop to learn how they make rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice… Take time to engage with the people and enjoy some sweets with a cup of tea.
Later, transfer to Ut Trinh homestay for check-in. Here you can try your hands on cooking with the host and prepare for an amazing dinner.
Overnight at Ut Trinh Homestay.

Vinh long pottery village

Day 11: Homestay – Tan Long Island – Cai Be – Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Yangon (B, L)

Wake up in the sound of bird-singing this morning and take a boat trip to sail along Mekong river – one of the longest rivers in the world. Your first stop today is Cai Be Market, one of the main attractions in Vinh Long where is the hub for wholesalers come to exchange their products. After that, your scenic boat trip will take you deep to the smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful ambiance. Then your guide will take you to Tan Phong Island to join in a biking trip around the idyllic village for a closer approach to the local life. Along the way, stop at several places to meet and interact with the local families then learn how they make rice-net for spring rolls, sew coconut leaves for cottage roof, and wave the dried water-hyacinth to make baskets, bags, and hats…
After that, transfer back to Saigon to take an evening flight to Yangon.

cai be floating market

Day 12: Yangon City Tour (B)

Mingalabar! You are staying in the most vibrant city in Myanmar! Today, spend a full day to explore this fascinating city from the post office. Passing by some outstanding building of the city including Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument, you will reach Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda where is home to the huge 66 meters long reclining Buddha image. Notice to the feet of the statue, your guide will teach you about the meaning of the special symbols to the art of Burmese people.
Continue transfer to Kandawgyi Lake, you will reach the best sight for taking photos from the serene lake to the giant Karaweik Palace, one of the most prominent landmarks in Yangon. Probably a trip to Shwedagon Pagoda is the best highlight of the day to witness one of the most glittering Buddhist gilded pagodas in the world. Enjoy the majestic sunset and observe the local pilgrims and monks offering their devotions.
Overnight in Yangon.

reclining Chauk htat gyi Buddha image

Day 13: Yangon – Bagan (B)

Leave Yangon this morning to board a flight to Bagan, the town of the old temples. Your adventure in Bagan begins with a first visit to the local Nyaung U Market to catch a first impression to the local life and their trading activity. After that, spend your full day to unlock the mystical beauty of Bagan among some of the most famous pagodas in the region such as Shwezigon, one of the most significant religious pagodas in Myanmar, Ananda the man-made masterpiece of Burmese and Indian architecture, Dhammayan Gyi the largest temple, Htilominlo, and Sularmuni pagoda.
Fulfill your memorable day tour in Bagan with a final stop at the highest pagoda in the region to climb to the top and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world.
Overnight in Bagan.

Ananda Temple

Day 14: Bagan & Villages (B)

If the first day delivered you with the amazing visit to magnificent temples, today, your Bagan tour will highlight at introducing you about the local life in the rural area of Bagan. This morning visit some families in the village to have an interesting meet with the rural dwellers and get to know more about their customs and lifestyle. After that, embark on a Pony cart and pass through the dusty paths to slowly behold the stunning beauty of Bagan. In the late afternoon, transfer to the jetty to embark on a wooden cruise ship to sail along the Irrawaddy river to Shwezigon temple. Enjoy your fantastic view from the sundeck. If luckily, expect to be mesmerized by the dramatic sunset on the river.
Overnight in Bagan.

visit some families in the village in Bagan to have an interesting meet with the rural dwellers

Day 15: Bagan Mandalay – (Boat to Mandalay) (B)

Today will be a long day of cruising to Mandalay. After breakfast, say goodbye to Bagan and our driver will take you to the jetty for a boat trip to Mandalay.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 16: Mandalay Discovery (B)

A full day for you to discover the hidden treasure of Mandalay. Start the day with a trip to Mahamuni Pagoda, a major pilgrim site in Mandalay housing one of the most highly revered Buddha images in Myanmar. Then make your way to a local workshop of gold leaf making, marble carving and woodcarving to learn more about the traditional handicrafts in the local. The drive continues to Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Monastery) where is noted for the intricated woodcarving and majestic architecture. Expect to be overwhelmed by the largest Buddhist book as you reach Kuthodaw Pagoda, a complex of gilded and white-washed stupas made from 729 marble slabs.
In the late afternoon head to U Bein Bridge, the oldest and longest teak bridge in the world. Take your time to walk along the bridge and watch the gorgeous sunset on the tranquil Taungthaman Lake.
Overnight in Mandalay.

the golden palace monastery in Mandalay

Day 17: Mandalay – Heho – Inle Lake (B)

Make the journey today to Inle Lake, one of the most productive lakes in the world. After breakfast, leave Mandalay for a flight to Heho airport, the gateway city to Inle Lake. Upon arrival, your guide will pick you up to the jetty to embark on a boat trip to travel to the hotel in Inle Lake. After a short break at the hotel, ready for a full day sightseeing on a boat trip. Make your first stop at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. From there, continue passing through the dramatic floating gardens and stilt-houses, you will spend some time to visit the local handicraft, silk weaving, wooden handlooms, and blacksmith to get more experiences with the local production. Finally, head to Nampan village to visit the workshop of Burmese cigar and canoe carving.
Overnight in Inle Lake.

weaving village in Inle lake

Day 18: Inle Lake – Red Mountain (B)

Begin your amazing morning of day 18 with a visit to Nyaung Shwe’s morning market to soak up the early lively atmosphere in a local market. Keep walking along the lakeshore, you will catch a look at the monks returning after a morning alms. From there, stroll along the eastern shore of the lake you will reach the village of the Pa-Oh and Intha people where you will have a chance to interact with the special long neck women. In the afternoon, make your way to Red Mountain Estate, one of the first vineyards and wineries in Myanmar. Take this opportunity to visit the vineyard and the factory to see how the wine is made. If you wish, you can try on four of the best wine at the restaurant on the mountain.
Overnight in Inle Lake.

The beautiful vineyard in Red mountain

Day 19: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (B)

Say goodbye to Inle Lake this morning to board a flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival, head to Bogyoke Aungsan market for a morning visit to the largest bazaar in the city where you will capture a variety of Burmese products and handicrafts. Enjoy an included visit to St. Mary’s Cathedral, the lovely red-brick Catholic church, Sule Pagoda, a dramatic golden 44 meters tall stupa which is over 2500-year-old. Together with sightseeing, you also have a chance to learn more about history to the construction. Complete a full day in Yangon with the last visit to Little India and Chinatown, two most vibrant streets in Yangon to capture many of street vendors, some are familiar, some are exotic.
Overnight in Yangon.

Sule Pagoda-a dramatic golden 44 meters tall stupa which is over 2500-year-old

Day 20: Yangon – Departure (B)

After breakfast, enjoy your leisure time until the driver comes to transfer you to the airport where your holiday ends. We hope that you would love the itinerary we design for 20-day highlight of Vietnam and Myanmar tour. Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

Price: Please contact us for the price of this package

What’s Included:

  • 2 Domestic flight in Vietnam: Hanoi – Hue, Hue – Ho Chi Minh City including airport tax
  • 2 Domestic flights in Myanmar: Yangon – Bagan, Mandalay– Heho, Heho – Yangon including airport taxes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours, transfers, and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Home-stay in Vietnam
  • Boat excursion from Bagan to Mandalay

What’s Excluded:

  • International flights Ho Chi Minh City – Yangon, and airport taxes
  • 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 and Myanmar Visa fees

Please contact us for the detailed information