Overview

  • Experience the vibrant life in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Uncover the secrets of the gigantic subterranean Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Discover the local life in the Mekong Delta and the regional handicrafts.
  • Have an interesting Hanoi city tour with many beautiful landmarks.
  • Take a cruise on the magnificent Halong Bay
  • Explore Shwedagon golden pagoda and visit Yangon Railway Station as well as many old colonial buildings which are rich in history.
  • Visit Shwezigon pagoda, Ananda Temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda and many other religious sites in Bagan.
  • Discover Sagaing Hill, U Bein Wooden Bridge and some beautiful pagodas in Mandalay.
  • Take a boat trip to Mingun to contemplate the 2nd largest bell in the world and watch the astounding sunset.
     
Vietnam and Myanmar Holiday 13 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh Arrival

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Meals: N/A

When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and moved to the hotel for your 2:00 p.m. check-in. You are at your leisure for the rest of the day, which means meals are at your expense and overnight is spent in the hotel.
 

Famous French Church in the center of Ho Chi Minh City
You can see vendors like this along the streets in Ho Chi Minh City. They sell snacks and street food which worth a try
Ho Chi Minh lies beside Han River
Day 2

Cu Chi Tunnels - Half Day City Tour

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Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, let's start your trip with Asia Private Travels by visiting Cu Chi Tunnels - the magnificent network of 250 km-long tunnels. This is the most important shelter for the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War with living areas, communication routes and even hospitals and bunkers that have weapons and food inside. Visitors can also try to get into the tunnels to experience the harsh life that the people of the past had to face during this hard time.

Move back to the city center for your own lunch (supplement applies).

Head back to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, you will be arranged for a sightseeing tour around HCMC to explore the magnificent French architecture. Our visit will include the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Reunification Palace, and Chinatown Cholon.

Dinner at your own expense. stay overnight at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Cu Chi Tunnels is a must to visit when you are on Ho Chi Minh City vacation
Try experience the real equipment and transport that Vietnamese soldiers used in the war time
Walk along Bui Vien Street to immerse in the real bustling vibe of Saigon by night
Day 3

Mekong Delta Full Day

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The whole day is spent visiting the boisterous Mekong Delta. A trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre will take us about 2.5 - 3 hours. For a cruise on a branch of the Mekong River, the Chet Say River, get on the boat at Phong Nam wharf. During the trip, you will learn about local life and the people’s traditional handicrafts, such as coconut activated charcoal making, coconut processing for production, as well as mat weaving.

A nearby peaceful village can be explored as you choose to get in on “xe loi" (a special motorized tricycle) or hire a bike to move around the village through the luxuriant trees and magnificent paddy fields. We will have lunch at a local house where tasty Vietnamese cuisine is served.

Before heading back to the wharf for your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a wonderful boat trip along a narrow canal.You will be transferred to the airport for your upcoming flight to Siem Reap (no guide). When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and moved to the hotel for your check-in. Dinner on your own, and overnight is spent in the hotel.

Visit Mekong Delta, considered the biggest fileds in Vietnam producing rice and fruit
Cycling is a good idea to enjoy the peaceful vibe of the Mekong Delta countryside, as well as to get closer to the local people
Try hopping on a Mekong Delta River Boat to see the mangroves and how locals earn living from them
Day 4

Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Hanoi- Half Day City Tour

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Meals: Breakfast

This morning, our Asia Private Travels driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. When you arrive in Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel for your check-in.

Be ready as this day is for you to get to know the most well-known attractions in Hanoi. Our first stop will be the most important monument in the hearts of Vietnamese people - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. You will hear great stories about President Ho Chi Minh’s former life as well as his legacies at the Stilt House and the Presidential Palace. Then, we also pay a short visit to the nearby One Pillar Pagoda. After that, visit the vibrant Old Quarter, where you can find a huge amount of products, including street food, clothing, furniture, souvenirs, and more. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

We will head back to the hotel in the late afternoon. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a must when you visit Hanoi, a place to show gratitude to the Greatest Man of Vietnam
Visit the whole Ho Chi Minh Complex to know more about the ups & downs of Ho Chi Minh
Spend time strolling along the streets in Hanoi to feel the ancient and bustling vibe
Day 5

Hanoi - Overnight Cruise on Ha Long Bay

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel before traveling to another wonderful location on 13-Day Vietnam and Myanmar Holiday. The World Heritage Site Halong Bay is famous for its magnificent beauty and breathtaking natural scenes. 

As you reach the bay, you will be driven through the enormous rice paddies and great ranges of Red River Delta. Then, you will get on board the Junk Boat for an unforgettable cruise on the bay. You will have lunch on board.

Afternoon is the time to visit some of the most interesting caves in Halong, as they feature stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The ship will stop en route in the warm body of water for your swimming. Also, you can choose kayaking to enjoy the view of this tropical paradise.

Our ship will dock in the bay. Dinner will be served on board followed by many interesting activities.
 

Explore Halong Bay with our luxury cruise
Visit the attractions of Halong Bay with Asia Private Travels
This World Heritage Site is full of caves, islets and islands for you to discover
Day 6

Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early risers can enjoy the tranquility of the morning and gentle sun beaming up the bay. Savor your breakfast on board as the ship continues to sail to other lesser-known areas. After having your lunch served, you will be transferred to a shuttle bus on your way back to Hanoi.

Dinner at your own expense. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi. Your sixth day with Asia Private Travels ends. 
 

See the sunrise onboard and sip a cup of coffee
Capture the beautiful figure of you on the background of Halong Bay
Back to Hanoi from Halong Bay to prepare for upnext adventure
Day 7

Hanoi Free - Flight to Yangon

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Meals: Breakfast

Spend the rest of your time seeking out some cool souvenirs for your loved ones before heading to the airport for your upcoming flight to Yangon to continue your multi-country tour.

When you arrive, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel for your check-in.

Meals are on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Enjoy your time in Yangon
Yangon is the biggest city in Myanmar and own countless attractions for you to explore
Many golden pagodas in Yangon will be include in this Vietnam and Myanmar Holiday 13 Days
Day 8

Yangon - Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, we will visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, famous for an enormous reclining Buddha image. 

Keep going to the city downtown to visit old colonial buildings. Our guide will explain in detail the history and purpose of each structure.

Feel free to walk around the local market before heading to Yangon Railway Station to take a train, which is a great chance to get an insight into the local life.

After that, head to Shwedagon Pagoda. It is a wonderful golden pagoda located on the top of Singuttara Hill. People said that the pagoda was built 2500 years ago, and it kept the hair relics of the Buddha. Nowadays, the location is the most magnificent religious place in the world and the pride of Myanmar.

Meals at your own expense. Stay a night at the hotel.

Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the  a wonderful golden pagoda located on the top of Singuttara Hill
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple is famous for the lying Buddha statue
Besides impressive pagodas in Yangon, enjoy Yangon by yourself
Day 9

Yangon - Flight to Bagan - Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

Depart early to take a flight to Bagan - the land of more than 3,000 ancient temples. First, we will visit the traditional market of Nyaung U which exists for centuries. After that, we visit the gilded pagoda of Shwezigon and the magnificent temple of Ananda as we venture to the farther parts of the plain. Here in Bagan, you will surely have a comprehensive look at Burmese Buddhist traditions.

After that, visit a local lacquerware workshop to gain a deeper understanding of the technique involving lacquer painting.

Meals on your own account. Stay overnight in Bagan.

First, we will visit the traditional market of Nyaung U
After that, we visit the magnificent temple of Ananda
After that, visit a local lacquerware workshop to gain a deeper understanding of the technique involving lacquer painting in Bagan
Day 10

Bagan - Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

Make your trip to Bagan more interesting by visiting Nan Paya Pagoda - one of the four Bagan’s monuments which was built of sandstone, as well as other magnificent places of interest nearby. We will also pay a visit to MinkabaGubyaukyi Temple and the special architecture and sculpture of Myazedi Pagoda, Manuha Temple as they will draw your curiosity with a heartfelt impression. Of course, Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the best landmarks in Bagan and famous for its magical sunset, is also on the Myanmar travel list.

Meals on your own account. Stay overnight in Bagan.
 

Make your trip to Bagan more interesting by visiting Nan Paya Pagoda - one of the four Bagan’s monuments
We will also pay a visit to MinkabaGubyaukyi Temple
Of course, Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the best landmarks in Bagan will the next stop
Day 11

Bagan - Flight to Mandalay - Half Day Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

Today we take a flight from Bagan to Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar. After that, visit Sagaing Hill to know more about the monastic life, explore Buddha Cave, U Min Thonze Pagoda, and Soon OoPonya Shin Pagoda, along with contemplating the wonderful scenes of Mandalay.

Keep up with the trip by heading to Amarapura, also called the “City of Immorality” by car. We will visit Mahagandaryone Monastery, one of the city’s main attractions, with more than 3,000 monks who live and study here. Then, walk over U-Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world.

Meals at your own expense. Overnight staying in Mandalay.

Today we take a flight from Bagan to Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar
After that, visit Sagaing Hill to know more about the monastic life
Sunset in Mandalay besides U Bein Bridge
Day 12

Mandalay - Full Day City Tour

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Meals: Breakfast

Today we will spend the whole day visiting Mandalay and its religious sites. Observe the monks during worship time and savor a nice meal of vegetarian food in the monasteries; this is a unique experience in Asia Private Travels' itinerary.

Proceed to Mandalay Pier, where we take a boat trip to Mingun to explore its highlights of the huge unfinished Pahtodawgyi pagoda and the second-largest bell on Earth.
Travel to Mandalay Royal Palace, which is shielded by the astounding canals, and stop over Shwenandaw Monastery to admire the stunning wood carvings. We move next to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the World’s largest book is displayed. It includes 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures, and each one has a small shrine. We will stop at Mandalay Hill at the end of today’s tour for a beautiful sunset. You will surely have an unforgettable moment to relax and see the whole city.

Meals are on your own. Stay overnight in Mandalay.
 

Today we will spend the whole day visiting Mandalay and its religious sites
Stop over Shwenandaw Monastery to admire the stunning wood carvings
We move next to Kuthodaw Pagoda
Day 13

Mandalay - Departure

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Meals: Breakfast

Until we say goodbye to you at the airport, you will have a wonderful breakfast and free time.

End of the tour with Asia Private Travels!

Monks in Mandalay
Spent your last moments in Mandalay exploring the culture and landscape
Mandalay is also the last stop on Vietnam and Myanmar Holiday 13 Days

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit:  from November to February (Dry season in Myanmar)

► Visa Requirements: 

  • Vietnam: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and at least one blank page for each visa stamp. You will aslo need a visa (or pre - approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Check out the guides to get Vietnam visa or contact our travel consultants for useful advices on visa requirements. 
  • Myanmar: Myanmar visa on arrival is available at Yangon, Naypyidaw and Mandalay International Airport for the passport holders from Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Russia and China (Validity: 1 month, Visa fee: $50USD). The country also has an effective e - visa system with straightforward and easy steps which is one of the best ways to get your visa for Myanmar.

► Car Procedure:

Vietnam
1 pax 4 - seater car
2 pax 7 - seater car
3 - 8 pax 16 - seater car
9 -14 pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 pax 35 - seater car
Myanmar
1 -2 pax 4 - seater car
3 pax 7 - seater car
4 pax 9 - seater car
5 - 6 pax 14 - seater car
7 -10 pax 24 - seater car
11 - 14 pax 30 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Vietnam Lunar New YearMyanmar New Year (Thingyan water festival): Extra fee required.

Reviews us on Tripadvisor

trip to Myanmar and Vietnam
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Rating: 5 / 5

nellie88PrincetonNj

Italy

"I just returned from a Wonderful tour through Myanmar and Vietnam . It was an absolutely wonderful trip and it was all made possible by the most talented travel agent Ms Hang Tran. Hang's experience and patience helped me step by step with booking , obtaining all the necessary visa's and set up up for seamless travel between 4 different cities , fantastic hotels and interesting sites . In Vietnam, the trip to Ha Long Bay was also a terrific adventure and despite being on vacation for the New Year , Hang made sure my trip was always running smoothly. She even arranged (last minute) for my guide to arrive on a motor scooter to see the sites of Siagon ..as Siagon should be seen ! If you are lucky enough to have Ms Hang Tran working for you , i can assure you of a delightful ,interesting and smooth trip that you will remember for a life time"

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