11N-12D MYANMAR – VIETNAM – CAMBODIA – LAOS TRIP
· DAY 1 :
YANGON ARRIVAL – YANGON CITY TOUR
Arrive at Yangon.
In the afternoon depart for a half day Yangon trip.
Overnight stay at Yangon.
DAY 2 :
full day bago tour
Bago is situated about 2 hour-drive north-east of Yangon. On the way to Bago, visit Htaukkyant War Cemetery with 27000 graveyards of whom died during the Second World War. Then, will arrive to the last capital of Mon Kingdom with famous Shwemawdaw Pagoda (the tallest pagoda in Myanmar). Visit Kanbawzathardi Palace complex (the palace of King Bayint Naung), Bago local market, Shwetharlaung Pagoda (reclining Buddha image) and Kyaik Pun Pagoda with four sitting Buddha images. Then, drive back to Yangon.
Overnight at Yangon.
DAY 3 :
After breakfast depart for Vientiane.
Arrive at Vientiane.
Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Vientiane, whose name means ‘the city of sandal wood’.
You might choose to end your day along the banks of the Mekong River. Stroll along the river, stop to enjoy a cold drink, or sample a snack from one of the many local food stalls. This area is very popular with locals who go to exercise in the park in the evenings and you can also browse the evening market for souvenirs.
Overnight in Vientiane. (B,D)
Vientiane Airport – Vientiane (4 km): 15 min
· DAY 4 :
VIENTIANE – FULL DAY CITY TOUR
After breakfast depart for a guided tour to discover the hidden charms of Vientiane.
Your tour begins at the serene Wat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828.
Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo.
Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Also nearby, is the Presidential Palace.
Stop at Wat Simuang, the most popular and venerated temple in Vientiane.
Visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of unexploded ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.
Next, your tour takes you to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Constructed by King Setthathirat in the 16 century, the temple is resplendent as the sun shines upon its towering golden spire.
Continue to the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb the stairs to the roof and finish your day with sweeping panoramic views of the city. (B,D)
VIENTIANE - BUDDHA PARK – transfer to HANOI
This morning you will be driven out to Buddha Park. The drive takes around 45 minutes. On the way, stop and take photos of the Friendship Bridge which was built by the Australian government in 1994 and links Laos and Thailand.
Arrive at Buddha Park and enjoy a stroll around the park. Also known as Xieng Khuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues..
After visiting Buddha Park, start the drive back to Vientiane Airport.
Transfer to Hanoi.
Late afternoon, enjoy Hanoi city tour with traditional water puppet show and 1 hour traditional Cyclo tour at the old quarter of Hanoi. back to hotel for shower. Overnight in Hanoi.
Overnight stay at Hanoi. (B,D)
· DAY 6 :
HANOI – HALONG – OVERNIGHT ON BOARD
From Hanoi, at 8 AM, head East for more than 3 hours to Halong bay , the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin , a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. Upon arriving at Halong we will take a big boat to cruise the bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending dragon” bay, created by thousands of odd – shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. Overnight on the boat near Titov beach. (B,L,D)
· DAY 7 :
HALONG – HANOI- FLY TO SAIGON (B,D)
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure, Transfer to Hanoi airport to take flight to Saigon.
You will be welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to the city centre. Check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Saigon.
· DAY 8 :
SAIGON- MY THO –BEN TRE – SAIGON (MEKONG DELTA)
Have breakfast at hotel. head to the south to My Tho and Ben Tre , the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products. Stop en route to visit Dong Tam Snake farm and Vinh Trang pagoda. Upon arrival at My Tho , we will take a small boat into gardens and rural houses , where a lot of families produce coconut candies , feed the bee for honey , or plant juicy fruits. Stop at some families and their small factories. Lunch at local restaurant. Late afternoon back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L,D)
· DAY 9 :
SAIGON DEPARTURE –
After breakfast depart for Cu Chi Tunnels, part of a Vietnam War Memorial Park near Ho Chi Minh City.
Transfer to Phnom Penh. Overnight stay at Phnom Penh.
· DAY 10 :
Phnom penh city tour – transfer to siem reap
After breakfast depart for a Phnom Penh City tour. Starting from Wat Phnom and the beautiful Royal Palace, the trip continues to the National Museum and the Silver Pagoda.
In the afternoon transfer to Siem Reap. Overnight stay at Siem Reap.
· DAY 11 :
SIEM RIEP VISITING (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3 km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire.
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Overnight in Siem Riep!
SIEM RIEP TO KOLKATA (B)
Breakfast at hotel, free leisure until time transfer to airport for the return flight to Kolkata.
v Economy air ticket (with 20 Kg check in luggage)
v Accommodation in THREE-STAR HOTEL with daily breakfast and dinner.
v Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.
v Water puppet show in Hanoi.
v Private cabin on shared overnight junk in Halong Bay.
v Mekong delta full day tour
v Full day Vientaine City Tour
v Half day Phnom Penh City Tour.
v Full day Angkor Wat Temple, Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom Temple, Bayon Temple with lunch
v Apsara dance in Siem Reap.
v Half day Yangon city tour.
v Full day Bago tour.
v All transfer in AC coach.
v Experienced English speaking guide in each place.
v Water while touring.
v Visa fees for all countries.
v Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary.
v Personal expenses , such as Single Supplement ,Laundry, telephone , drinks, etc. other services not specified in the itinerary.
v Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
v Compulsory tips of Euro 3 / head / person