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Unveil Indochina Tour Discovery Trip 24D23N

Indochina - Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos
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24 Days 23 Nights

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Unveil Indochina tour offers deep discovery of Indochina through Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos through 24 days. Start in Myanmar and end in Laos as the best route to travel by choosing essence of sites in Indochina combine with smooth route and flights during the trip.


  • Trip Name: Unveil Indochina
  • Type of trip: PrivateTrip
  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Starting: Yangon, Myanmar
  • Finishing: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Destinations: Yangon – Heho – Bagan – Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Luang Prabang.
  • Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.


Day 1: Yangon arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel. After a short rest at the hotel, visit Downtown Area starting with the Old City Hall and take a stroll along Colonial Buildings ending at the old Strand Hotel, the adjacent Australian Embassy, Her Majesty British Embassy, Red-bricked General Post Office, and Mawtin Jetty where you can see lots of riverside activities. Boats and ferries stop at the jetties with many workers transporting the goods from delta region such as rice (the best rice comes from the delta of Ayeyawaddy and it was the main reason that the British Ruler dug the 20-mile long Twante Canal for ferrying the rice up to the then Rangoon and then to Europe during their reign over Myanmar!), fish, fish sauce, coconut, charcoal and so on and loading the merchandise from Yangon such as liquor, beer, oil, onion etc. and this happens the whole day at the jetty. You can enjoy the sunset at the river-front.

Finally, enjoy your welcome buffet dinner with traditional cultural show at Karaweik Restaurant on the Royal Barge in Kandawgyi Park. Overnight in Yangon.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon city tour

Your sightseeing begins by visiting the colossal Kyaukhtatgyi Buddha, one of the world’s largest reclining Buddha’s. You will then make photo stops in the heart of Yangon, at such locations as City Hall, the High Court and many colonial style buildings.

After lunch, you will then continue to the National Museum, with an unmatched display of Myanmar’s history, culture, literature and national races.

In the late afternoon, visit to the most significant pagoda, Shwedagon, which the global scholars describe as One of Wonders in the World. Shwedagon plays very important role in the Old Burmese History not only standing as the holiest structure for the Buddhist all over the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 3: Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake Boat trip

This morning, transfer to Yangon Airport for your flight to Heho. Here you will enjoy a one-hour scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to the lovely Inle Lake. A private local motorboat will escort you to your luxurious hotel for check in. Along the way, pass stilted villages, the leg- rowing Intha fishermen, and floating gardens anchored to the lake’s bottom with bamboo poles. Check in to your hotel. The resort is nestled near the lake’s shores and its stilted buildings have spectacular views from the balconies. After freshening up, a private boat will take you out on the lake to visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which not only contains dozens of Shan Buddha statues, but also where the monks have trained the resident cats to jump through hoops! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, before returning to the resort. This evening enjoy a traditional Shan Style dinner at hotel, served on lacquer plates. Overnight in Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 4: Inle Lake – In Dein – Inle Lake

This morning, enjoy a relaxing boat trip along a small canal to the Pa-oh village of Indein. Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Alaung Sitthou is filled with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below. – The guide will take you throughout the area for sufficient time to photograph the many unique Stupas, and get photographs from the terraces above of the lake below. On the return journey, experience traditional Intha cuisine. Stop at a nearby village for a private lunch at an Intha House in the Nampan Village. Enjoy a lunch of local dishes as you sit on cushions around a traditional low table. Return by boat to hotel. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at the hotel. Perhaps take a spa treatment (your own expenses) before dining.

Overnight in Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 5: Inle Lake – Heho – Bagan

This morning, tour the lake’s villages to learn about the cottage industries. Visit the weaving village of Inpawkhone where beautiful textiles are produced from silk and lotus roots. Continue to a cheroot factory where typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. Lunch is at your leisure.

This afternoon, check out of your hotel and transfer to Heho Airport for the flight to Bagan. Overnight in Bagan

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 6: Bagan sightseeing tours

Begin today with a visit to the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where dozens of vendors come to sell their fresh produce and products. The market is at its busiest early in the morning as the locals come to do their shopping. This is a great opportunity to observe the daily lifestyle of the friendly locals. Then continue to the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas. Next, visit Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas mural paintings. Continue to the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.

Lunch is included at a local restaurant. This afternoon, visit the New Bagan area and one of its many lacquer-ware workshops. Here you can observe the traditional technique of making these handcrafted products from start to finish. The process takes incredible skill and patience and Bagan’s craftsmen are well renowned for their fantastic lacquer products.As today comes to a close, travel to the boat jetty and embark on a sunset cruise. Enjoy a cocktail and stunning views of Bagan as you cruise along the Irrawaddy River. The remainder of this evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Bagan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 7: Bagan – Yangon

This morning, continue your Bagan sightseeing at Ananda temple, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple. Nearby, Ananda Okkyaung is one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period. Travel by horse carriage among the temples starting at Ananda and passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, the massive Dhammayangyi Temple which is noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani. After lunch at your leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, the Elephant Coach will be waiting to take you to your hotel. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner. The elegant Le Planteur Restaurant serves a variety of French and Asian cuisines, freshly prepared by top chefs. Overnight in Yangon

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 8: Yangon- Siem Reap

In this morning, upon having breakfast at hotel, you will be headed to visit the picturesque Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott Market), known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. Browse the aisles of handmade goods, looking for the perfect souvenir of your Myanmar holiday. In the afternoon, at leisure you’ll be transferred to Yangon airport for a departure flight to to Siem Reap. On arrival, our guide and driver will pick you from the airport for hotel in Siem Reap. Overnight in Seam Reap.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Seam Reap

Day 9: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

In this morning, we’ll start exploring Siemreap by a visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. It is time to visit the Angkor National Museum and visit one of the great wonders of the world and symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat and view wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills. Tonight you will enjoy special dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance Show. You will be thrilled with an included Elephant riding at Bayon temple or ride up/down at Bakheng. The local guide will assist you with your choice of venue. . – Either one, your choice. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation:Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 10: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

If you arise very early, you can view the sunrise – transfer included. Return for breakfast at the hotel. We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, and Neak Poan. Visit Krovan, Royal Bath of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei temples. Lunch at local restaurant and accommodation at hotel

O/N at Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 11: Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City/ Saigon – city tour

Transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On arrival, you are met by our guide and

transferred to hotel. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. An afternoon will acquaints us with some major sights of Ho Chi Minh. We drive past many lively streets on our way to the Reunification Palace. This mansion was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. You will have photo stops and time to walk around at several locations to look more closely, and to take photos of some of the striking French colonial structures, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office, The Rex Hotel and area. We follow these with a visit to the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War remnant exhibit, a local lacquer factory, the Old US Embassy , and the final stop is Ben Thanh Market.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel- Tay Ninh Temple

Breakfast in hotel.

The incredible underground network in Cu Chi stretched over 200 kilometres and became legendary during the American war. The extensive tunnels have been specially constructed with living areas, weapon factories, filed hospitals, command centres, plus accommodation. Today we have an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels to visit an exposition hall and a widened section of the tunnels to get a feel of the underground life. There are also possibilities to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. Upon leaving Cu Chi we drive a short distance to Tay Ninh, the headquarters of Cao Dai Sect . This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. We arrive in time to see the ornate temple of Cao Dai and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes. These costumes are a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho

Heading out of town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta. This plain region boasts the largest rice bowl of Vietnam. On arrival in My Tho we board a boat navigating around the intricate small canals, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. The exciting river trip will pass by the lush green vegetation towards the famous Unicorn Island where we will stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and see farmers at work. We navigate some narrower canals using small rowing boats to Ben Tre Province for an interesting visit to some local industries. The extra enjoyment is a lunch at one of the famous local eating spots. After lunch at this local restaurant, we proceed to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho, the city located on Mekong Delta bank. Dinner at a local restaurant.

O/N in Can Tho.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.

Day 14: Mekong Cruise –Cai Rang & Phong Dien Floating Markets – Saigon – Hoi An

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang & Phong Dien floating markets. Time for taking part to the local activities and taking pictures. Then continue by boat to Phong Dien Islands. The car picks up at Phong Dien and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.Immediately you’ll be transferred to the airport for a departure flight to Danang. Transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 15: Hoian Half Day Walking Tour – My Son Holy Land

Hoi An, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, someof which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market. We include these sites in an enchanting walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. In the afternoon, you’ll take a half day trip to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Set in a lush green valley, dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries provide a breathtaking site. O/N in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 16: Danang – Hoi An – Hue

Morning we departure for Hue, drive pass by Da Nang city – the 4th largest city of Viet Nam. You then stop en route to visit famous White Sandy Beach, better known as R&R of the US army officials and soldiers during the Vietnam War. Then you visit the Marble stone carving workshop at Ngu Hanh Son handicraft village. Stop en route at Lang Co beach to have short break before crossing Haivan Pass. At the height of 500 meter above sea level Haivan pass is the highest pass in the central coast of Viet Nam. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view of the central coast. The soft adventure drive over the 23 km long pass will add more highlights for this trip.

Arrival Hue, transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, we have a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best- known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. The beautiful riverside Thien Mu Pagoda is one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious work ship in Hue. We include this in a half day cruise on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside and an enjoyable visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. This impressive landmark reflects the beautiful architecture, intricate decor and mysterious statues. By the end of the day, we will have one more chance to take a glancing tour of Hue with a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts. Along the way we pass many fantastic eating spots, all ideal for visitors to sample some local delicacies. O/N in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 17: Hue- Hanoi

After breakfast at hotel, we continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. The city tour in Hue includes with a chance to see a Royal musical performance of Hue (which is listed also as one of cultural UNESCO World Heritages)

Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. At leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 18: Hanoi – Hoa Lu/Vietnam’s First Capital – Hanoi

The country capital during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties is Hoa Lu, which however has left its

legacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old. Today we will depart our hotel at 8h00 for Ninh Binh to visit these two remaining structures. The first one is dedicated to the Dinh Dynasty. The second one commemorates the Le Rulers. In front of these temples is the rugged Ma Yen mount; it involves a walk over 200 steps for a fantastic view over the surrounding areas. The following sight is Tam Coc which is surnamed “Halong Bay on land”. We board a sampan for a leisurely trip through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by towering limestone cliffs to the grottoes of Tam Coc. The trip ends after arrival in Ha Noi. O/N in Ha Noi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 19: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

After having breakfast at hotel, you will be picked by our guide & driver at hotel then driven to

Halong Bay – 170km from the East of Hanoi. On the way, you will to stop by several green

paddies to see and photograph the Vietnamese farmers working on their fields.

At around 12:00, you will reach to Halong Bay recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1994. The islands in Ha Long Bay are mainly limestone and schist islands most lying in the two mainareas: the southeastern part of Bai Tu Long Bay and southwestern part of Ha Long Bay. They are the result of many times of rising and lowering processes of the continent to form a karst. The process of nearly full erosion and weathering of the karst created the unique Ha Long Bay in the world. In 2000, UNESCO recognized it as the World Heritage for the second time for its geographical and geomorphologic values.

On arrival at 12h30, You are welcomed on the traditional boat and have a welcome drink. Start the boat trip to visit Halong Bay with outstanding natural beauty of many Islands such as Con Cho Island, Dinh Huong Island, Canh Buom Island, Ga Choi Island and have fresh seafood lunch served on board. and overnight on the junk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Sleeping boat on Halong bay

Day 20: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi

After having breakfast, you will keep cruising to see more islands & lagoons on the bay before coming back to the pier. Our car / driver will be waiting for you, pick you up ,and drive you back to Hanoi, with a few stops along the way for sightseeing, or shopping at a local market. At around 16:30, We also visit the old quarters and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple. In front of this lake is the famous water puppet theatre where we will see a fantastic performance. O/N in Hanoi

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 21: Hanoi- Luang Prabang

Today we commence our exploration of Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow it with a visit to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the History Museum with an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. Later on, we will take a short visit at Hilton Prison where Vietnamese soldiers did captured & detained American pilots from 1967 till 1973 to learn more about the history of Vietnam war against American Imperialists. Lunch at a local restaurant

In this afternoon, Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. They are some major highlights set by the beautiful West Lake. Afterward, visiting the outlaying Ethnologic Museum is also a major part of our sightseeing before transferring to airport for flight to Luang Prabang.

Transfer to your hotel in Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 22: Pak Ou Caves

Today, we enjoy a guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well time to explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves(fee included), two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 23: Khuang Si Waterfall

A very early start this morning, presents you with the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. From there you will visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weaving. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou, Lao-loum Village and Ban Thapene, all Khmu villages. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. We return to the city by late evening to admire the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 24: Luang Prabang Departure

Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; before transferring to airport for flight.

This is a private tour and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.


  • – Good hotel in the city centre in twin / triple sharing room
  • – All tours guided by excellent English speaking guide
  • – All transfers and transportation as per program, in air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • – Entrance fee
  • – Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • – Boat cruise or show as stated in the itinerary
  • – 2 bottled water per day
  • – Visa fee (if required)
  • – All international and domestic flights
  • – Drink during meal
  • – Travel insurance
  • – Tipping– Other service not mentioned above.

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