- Duration: 14 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM - MYANMAR
- Places: 15 SEATS
- Prix: FROM 2299 USD PER PERSON
Discover the hidden gems of South East Asia with the mythical landscapes of Myanmar and the beauty's diverse of Vietnam. Start your tour in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and feel the pace of scooter's lover country. Then travel to incredible Yangon which is rapidly developing but still packed with beautiful pagodas, astounding giant Buddhas and more history than you can poke a stick at. Find the ancient treasures in Bagan with the generation of stories waiting to be told. It's the small day-to-day things which full of rarely seen sights that make this an unforgettable trip. End your trip with being amazed while cruising in the Wonder of the Natural World with thousand of limestone seascapes in Halong Bay and immerse in the stunning scenery of Vietnam's ancient capital.
»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife
»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and learn the traditional lifestyle of local people.
»Yangon: Visit the sacred Buddhist temples and explore the local markets.
»Bagan: Explore the rich culture of ancient city.
»Hanoi: Discover the old and new; the traditional and modern; the eastern and western in this charming city.
»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Sites.
DAY 01: VANCOUVER/TORONTO DEPARTURE
Fly from North America to Vietnam, crossing the International Date Line
DAY 02: WELCOME TO VIETNAM – HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with the arrival in Ho Chi Minh. Your driver and guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your accommodation. Check into a hotel and have some rest after the flight.
You can take a walk around the neighborhood. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 03: DISCOVER THE FASCINATING CU CHI TUNNEL (B)
07:15 – 07:30: Pick you up at your hotel.
The trip will take approximately one and a half hours driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by a video about how the tunnels were constructed and how people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, native Cu Chi tapioca will be served.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 04: SAILING THROUGH MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA - GROUP TOUR (B/L)
(start 7.20am – return around 17.30)
Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows. Depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival board the sampan and cruise down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Have a stopover at Unicorn Island, here you will take a walk around the country lane and see the orchards; enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music, performed by the local people, and visit the fruit plantation.
Then you will ride a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself with the beauty of the countryside, visit the family workshops and honey-bee farm, where you could enjoy honey tea and coconut candies.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village and meeting the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 05: HO CHI MINH – FLIGHT TO YANGON (B) – YANGONG CITY TOUR
Rise early in the morning and get ready for your flight to Yangon, Myanmar. Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport.
Our tour guide will meet with a very warm welcome when you arrive at Yangon International Airport.
Transfer to hotel for check in.
In the afternoon, the tour visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and the last tour visit for today is world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine before sunset. Overnight in Yangon
Overnight in Yangon
DAY 06: YANGON – FLIGHT TO BAGAN – BAGAN CITY TOUR (B)
Early in the morning, take domestic flight to Bagan, one of Asia’s most popular archeological destinations. After arrive Bagan airport, start to visit colorful Nyaung U market, and some of Bagan most famous pagodas and temples, including Shwezigon Pagoda, even King Anawyahta built first pagoda in Bagan in the 11th century but the most beautiful pagoda among 2200 pagodas in Bagan. Then, visit Htilominlo Temple and Gubaukgyi (Wet Kyi Inn) Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.
In the afternoon, continue to visit Lacquer ware home cottage, to study how to create the traditional method of generation by generation. After that, explore more pagodas around Bagan, Ananda Temple, the most finest one in Bagan and famous of masterpiece of wooden standing Buddha images of 12th century. And continue to see the highest Thetbyinnyu Temple, the most massive Dhamayangyi Temple, famous of its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, relax and enjoy sunset in Bagan with beautiful scenery.
Overnight in Bagan
DAY 07: BAGAN FREE AND LEISURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel, and have free day to explore Bagan at your own pace.
Overnight in Bagan
DAY 08: BAGAN – MYINT CHAY – BAGAN (BY CAR & BOAT) (B)
Today morning, we will take boat excursion to Myitchay village and around, well-known of one of the big village in the western bank of Ayeyarwaddy River and its handicrafts. On the way, we will visit to the Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda is built by the famous princess of Bagan in period of 12 century with beautiful mural paintings inside the temple.
Then, continue to visit the village Myit Chay, visit with bicycle around village or by bullock cart or by walk. Today sightseeing include learning about weaving, colorful beautiful pattern hand-weaving blanket, table cloth by cotton of nearby, cane wares weaving by traditional way. Have a lunch and taste the Burmese local cuisine at villager’s house to get experience the life of them. After that, return to Bagan by boat. Enjoy and relax with beautiful sunset from the Ayarwaddy river with cocktail and snack.
Overnight in Bagan
OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALOON TOUR
Early in the morning, the tour start for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. You will enjoy a magnificent bird's eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “Balloons fly over Bagan”. It is a very exiting experience which you will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and you will have a chance to see the sun rising. Balloon operates only for period from October 1 until March 31 each year.
Price is 320 USD per person
DAY 09: BAGAN – FLIGHT TO YANGON (AROUND 08:00 AM) – YANGON TOUR (B)
Breakfast at hotel, fly back to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon, we will have time for shopping at Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and famous of its shops of souvenir, handicrafts, luxury item, foot wares, clothing, jewelary, food stuff and paintings. Evening, visit Karaweik Hall (Royal barge) on the Royal lake and Kandawgyi Park to relax and for to take photo and then stroll through 19th street will definitely give you a state of the night life in China Town.
Overnight in Yangon
DAY 10: YANGON – FLIGHT TO HANOI (B)
Breakfast at hotel and have some leisure time until transfer to Yangon international airport for departure. Upon arrival in Hanoi our driver will meet you at the airport and will transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free time.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 11: EXCURSION TO THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLDS (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Get pick-up by the Cruise team around 7:30. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise
Note: In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), the Ha Long bay tour could be cancelled without notice. We will consider other replacement tour or refund based on the specific circumstances
DAY 12 BACK TO TRANQUIL CAPITAL (B/L)
Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 13: HOA LU TAM COC TOUR (B/L) – GROUP TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, an English–speaking guide will meet you at the hotel at between 8 am and 8.30 am. You will be transferred by a professional driver from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, which is located 80km to the South of Hanoi. This is the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century and your guide will tell you all about the history of Le and Dinh Dynasties, who ruled this antique citadel.
Enjoy a Vietnamese traditional lunch before boarding into a private sampan to visit Tam Coc, well-known as “Halong Bay inland” and see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. You will then continue with a cycling tour through the stunning scenery of rice fields, karst formations, river and tranquil village (around 5km).
In the evening, return to Hanoi and enjoy a lovely night on your own.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 14: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HA NOI DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.
Goodbye and safe travel!
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|Start Date||Availability||Price (Per person)|
|Los Angeles||San Francisco||New York|
|24-Sep-19||15||2299 USD||2299 USD||2349 USD|
|08-Oct-19||15||2299 USD||2299 USD||2349 USD|
|22-Oct-19||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|05-Nov-19||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|19-Nov-19||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|03-Dec-19||15||2299 USD||2299 USD||2299 USD|
|17-Dec-19||15||2699 USD||2749 USD||2749 USD|
|07-Jan-20||15||2399 USD||2399 USD||2399 USD|
|21-Jan-20||15||2399 USD||2399 USD||2399 USD|
|11-Feb-20||15||2299 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|25-Feb-20||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|10-Mar-20||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|24-Mar-20||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|07-Apr-20||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|21-Apr-20||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|05-May-20||15||2199 USD||2199 USD||2299 USD|
|19-May-20||15||2299 USD||2399 USD||2399 USD|
√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√International flights from Vancouver/ Toronto to Ho Chi Minh and from Hanoi to Vancouver/ Toronto, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax. If you are traveling from a different city, please contact us
√In tour flight from Ho Chi Minh to Yangon and from Yangon to Hanoi, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax operated by Viet Jet or similar
√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√All the tours and excursions as per itinerary with experienced English speaking guide
√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
√All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√Vietnam Visa letter approval
√No extra charge after services confirmation
X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 50$/person for multi-entry visa)
X Visa to Myanmar
X Other services not mentioned above
FLIGHT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
- All flight tickets for set departure date must be booked 90 days in advance. After 90 days, a surcharge might be applied.
- Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
- Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
- Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
- Seat Assignments : Please note some airlines and/or fare types do not allow advanced seat selection and require it to be done at the airport check in only. Please contact us to confirm the flight schedule and seat selection availability.
Don't be shy to drop us an inquiry email at email@example.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
- Step 1: Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip.
- Step 2: Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 900 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%) or by American Express (Payment fee 3.85%)
- Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
- Step 4: Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us
If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. Several email exchange to confirm your final tour program.
PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT
1. Payment Process
- Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.
After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
- Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted.
2. Payment Type
- Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept American Express, Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Realistic Asia is a verified member of OnePay system. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot.
Kindly note: Payments by credit cards or American express we apply a service fee of 3,85%. If you need more details and further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
- By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.
Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
- 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
- No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment
CONDITION OF INSURANCE
- Realistic Asia demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Realistic Asia reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
- Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Realistic Asia a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.
- Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
- Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
- Any amendment/cancellation made after confirmed booking is nonrefundable
- Tour is available at the time of booking
- Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions