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Add:  Suites 514 & 1312. 4 F Building, Trung Hoa Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel:  +844-37834288, Fax:  +844-37834286
Hotline: Tony Bui + 84-988900722
Email: info@indochinalegend.com
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Highlights

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Inle Lake The Intha people are the Lake dwellers who are unique for their leg rowing. Leg rowed traditional boats are the main ceremonial attractions of the Inle Lake.

Itinerary in brief

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating Market – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)
  • Day 4: Hoi An – My Son (B, L)
  • Day 5: Hoi An - Hue (B, L)
  • Day 6: Hue full day city tour (B, L)
  • Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
  • Day 9: Halong Bay to Hanoi (B, L)
  • Day 10: Hanoi – Yangon (B, L)
  • Day 11: Yangon - Bagan (B, L)
  • Day 12: Bagan (B, L)
  • Day 13: Bagan - Heho - Inle (B, L)
  • Day 14: Indein (B, L)
  • Day 15: Inle – Heho - Yangon (B, L)
  • Day 16: Departure Yangon (B)

Highlights of Vietnam and Myanmar

(16 days / 15 nights)
Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Halong Bay - Yangon – Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake – Indein - Heho – Yangon

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival

Today you’ll land in Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport). Warmly welcome by our tour guide & driver at airport & then transfer to hotel for check in. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: 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 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating Market – Da Nang – Hoi An (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 & then transfer to the airport for the flight to Da Nang City in Vietnam’s Central Region.

Day 4: Hoi An – My Son (B, L)

In the morning, drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries.

My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Back to Hoi An for lunch.

Afternoon visit the 200 year-old Tan Ky house, Phuc Kien Pagoda, the former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An - Hue (B, L)

Morning free at your leisure.
After lunch at local restaurant, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills. En route, have a look at the famous My Khe Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Upon arrival in Hue, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: 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 7: Hue – Hanoi (B, L)

In the morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, take a half day city tour including 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). Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

About 8 am, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. The drive takes 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 9: Halong Bay to Hanoi (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. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive in Hanoi at 4:00pm. Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter.

Day 10: Hanoi – Yangon (B, L)

Today we enjoy a half 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, transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon, Myanmar. Arrive at Yangon international airport, welcome by our experience tour guide & transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 11: Yangon - Bagan (B, L)

After having breakfast at the hotel, morning flight to Bagan situated in Central Myanmar, on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Arrive at Nyaung U Airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Sightseeing start to colorful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, then 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 12: Bagan (B, L) - Option: Balloon Over Bagan (BOB)

It is a unique opportunity to see the Bagan with ‘BALLOONS OVER BAGAN’. You get a magnificent birds-eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River as it has never been seen before. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 24 km/h. Eight/Six at sunrise last just under an hour and take off daily from October through March. Price is US $ 290 / pax. Due to the limited capacity, advance bookings at an early stage are highly recommended. After breakfast, visit tropical village t o visit an old Noodle Cottage and observe the daily life the people in Taung Bi Village. Afternoon visit Kyaugu Umin Temple, which is an interesting rock cave tunnel, and Nagayon an elegant and well preserved temple containing many Buddha images, the main one which is twice life size and shelters under the hood of a huge serpent. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Bagan - Heho - Inle (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to leave for Heho. Arrive at Heho Airport and drive to Nyaung Shwe and transfer to hotel by boat to Inle Lake. Being located at the 900 meters above sea level, Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar with hazy blue mountains as backdrop. Visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the most famous pagoda of the Shan State. Ywa-Ma village, gold and sliver smiths’ workshop. After lunch, visit Jumping Cat Monastery and floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and the famous leg rowers. In the evening, enjoy the sunset while visiting the Inle Lake by boat and overnight.

Day 14: Indein (B, L)

After breakfast , start tour excursion on Inle lake , visit to Indein Pagoda in ruins covered by trees and bushes wgich are supposes to be told about 500 years, floating gardens, floating villages, In Paw Khan village to observe the silk weaving, jumping cats monastery , etc. Overnight stay at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 15: Inle – Heho - 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 (which can observe the tradition and modern costume). Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.

Day 16: Departure Yangon (B)

After morning breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure exploring in Yangon and transfer to airport from Yangon to your international departure flight with your memorable trip.
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Destinations

Hotels/Resorts/Cruises Name

Room Type

Superior Category

Ho Chi Minh City

Bong Sen Hotel Saigon (or similar)

Superior

Hoi An

Thuy Duong 3 Hotel (or similar)

Superior

Hue

Asia Hotel (or similar)

Deluxe

Hanoi

Medallion Hotel (or similar)

Superior

Halong

Halong Glory Cruise (or similar)

Deluxe

Yangon

New Ayeyar Hotel (or similar)

Deluxe

Bagan

Thiripyitsaya Resort (or similar)

Superior

Inle

Hupin Khaing Daing (or similar)

Deluxe

Deluxe Category

Ho Chi Minh City

Royal Hotel Saigon (or similar)

Deluxe

Hoi An

Hoian Pacific Hotel (or similar)

Superior

Hue

Huong Giang Hotel (or similar)

Deluxe

Hanoi

Church Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Premium

Halong

Halong Emotion Cruise (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

Ho Chi Minh City

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Deluxe City View

Hoi An

Palm Garden Resort (or similar)

Superior Ocean View

Hue

Imperial Hotel (or similar)

Deluxe City View

Hanoi

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel (or similar)

Deluxe

Halong

Paradise Luxury Cruises (or similar)

Deluxe

Yangon

Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (or similar)

Superior

Bagan

The Hotel Tharabargate (or similar)

Deluxe

Inle

Inle Princess Resort (or similar)

Lake front view

Inclusion:

  • 14 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin
  • Internal flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang, Hue – Hanoi, Hanoi – Yangon, Yangon – Bagan, Bagan – Heho, Heho - 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

Exclusion:

  • 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.
  • Your currency: United States ($)
  • Validity until 31st of December 2015 Price per person in US$ in party of
  • Number in Group
  • Superior
  • Deluxe
  • First Class
  • Legend
  • 1
  • US$ 5,211
  • US$ 5,880
  • US$ 6,913
  • Request!
  • 2
  • US$ 3,012
  • US$ 3,399
  • US$ 3,996
  • Request!
  • 3-4
  • US$ 2,711
  • US$ 3,059
  • US$ 3,596
  • Request!
  • 5-6
  • US$ 2,500
  • US$ 2,821
  • US$ 3,317
  • Request!
  • 7-10
  • US$ 2,379
  • US$ 2,685
  • US$ 3,157
  • Request!
  • 11-15
  • US$ 2,289
  • US$ 2,583
  • US$ 3,037
  • Request!
  • 16-20
  • US$ 2,169
  • US$ 2,447
  • US$ 2,877
  • Request!
  • 21-25
  • US$ 2,108
  • US$ 2,379
  • US$ 2,797
  • Request!
  • 26-30
  • US$ 2,078
  • US$ 2,345
  • US$ 2,757
  • Request!
  • Single Supplement
  • US$ 640
  • US$ 1,009
  • US$ 1,675
  • Request!