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Explore Vietnam & Myanmar (Burma) on an in-depth journey that takes you from Yangon to Hanoi or vice versa in the Heritages Journey 14 days. This trip covers some of the highlights of Burma, a boat ride on the Irrawaddy, attend a cultural performance, visit Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, explore the Inle Lake area, wander through the streets of Mandalay, and travel to Bagan, the city of over 3,000 pagodas. Myanmar is a country caught in a time warp, isolated from the rest of the world for more than 30 years, making it a fascinating place to visit then continue to experience the finest of North Vietnam: The elegant city of Hanoi - Vietnam's captial and discover the World Heritage Site Halong Bay on the luxury cruise...

Start city: Yangon

End city: Hanoi

Durations 14 Days 13 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hanoi

Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi

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Any part of this itinerary can be tailor-made to fit your needs, e.g. tour length, activities, destinations, hotels.

This is sample itinerary for the package of Heritage Journey - 14 Days. Contact us for more details and best offer (Prices depend on your travel dates, specific hotels/ resorts and activities).
Day 1:  Yangon Arrival.
Day 2: Yangon – Fly to Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing.
Day 4: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan.
Day 5: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura.
Day 6: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill.
Day 7: Mandalay – Fly to Inle Lake – Discovery.
Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake.
Day 9: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon – City Tour – Fly to Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi City Tour.
Day 11: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu.
Day 12: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay.
Day 13: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Farewell Dinner.
Day 14: Hanoi Departure

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Day 1:  Yangon Arrival.

Mingalabar! Welcome to golden land of Myanmar.
Upon arrival to Yangon International airport, your tour guide & driver will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in the central of the city. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia. Your highlight for this evening is the cultural show at Karaweik Palace, overlooking to the Royal Lake and Shwedagon tower. Enjoy the welcome dinner of Burmese cuisine and the traditional cultural show.
Meals: Welcome Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Fly to Bagan.
Today fly to Bagan very early in the morning to Myanmar’s archeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. Start your tour with a trip to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful, gold-leaf Shwezigon pagoda and learn about the Burmese Buddhist tradition. Continue your tour with a visit to Ananda temple, stopping along the way in the Bagan plain to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer wear workshop and learn about this traditional craft.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing.
After breakfast, start with the exotic horse cart to one of the biggest temple in Bagan: Nan Paya pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby, continue with sightseeing to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, experience the architectural difference in MyaZedi pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan the ShweSandaw pagoda.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan.
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Day 4: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan.
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Mt. Popa, known as the most sarced site for meditation in Myanmar. Your guide will lead you to Popa Kalat Monastery where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Popa national park.
On the way back to Bagan, you will experience the traditional palm work, cigar maker and peanut oil distillation.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Resort in Bagan.
Day 5: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura.
Heading to the airport for flight to Mandalay. Leave the city for Sagaing Hill, discover the monk education, visit Budda cave, Uminthonze pagoda and Sunooponnyashin pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay. Take the 30 minutes drive to Amarapura - being famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery Amarapura is the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay. Walk over Ubein Wooden Bridge, the longest teakwood of its type to Mahamuni Image - a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.
Day 6: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill.
Known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monastery. The most fascinating visit will be the time to behold the monks doing their worship and having meals.
Drive to Mandalay pier, embarking on a private boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell the 90 tons ringing bell.
In the afternoon, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery - noted for its exquisite wood carvings, gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world biggest book and finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to watch the sun-set and the panoramic view of the city.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.
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Day 7: Mandalay – Fly to Inle Lake – Discovery.
Leave Mandalay for Heho. Inle Lake, the second largest lake in Myanmar, located 900m above sea level and is home to unique one leg rower Intha people.
Upon arrival, board on motorboat for a sightseeing tour to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famed for its richly gilded five small Buddha images, also is believed the holiest in Inle Lake. Your next visit is Ngaphechaung monastery, known as jumping cat pagoda. As you travel further to Nam Pan village; cotton and lotus weaving factory, cigar making houses will impress you with a sense of traditional Intha life.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 8: Inle Lake – Indein – Inle Lake.
This morning, visit the 5 days market which is hold in different villages surround the lake. This is definitely a fascinating place to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere.
After lunch, the boat will take you to beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will be definitely relaxing to walk along the corridor and enjoy the giant columns which have been left to the nature for centuries.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 9: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon – City Tour – Fly to Hanoi.
Leave Inle Lake for Yangon. Spend your full day exploring Yangon and its highlights from Sule pagoda, the heart of Yangon city; Chaukhtayi pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. After lunch, discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon: Shwedagon pagoda. The golden pagoda is really a must see while you are in Myanmar. Enjoy your shopping time in Scott market.
Leave Yangon for Hanoi. Your driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
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Day 10: Hanoi City Tour.
Have breakfast in the hotel and enjoy a full day City Tour.
The visit includes most of the City’s outstanding historical and cultural sites.
- Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
- The complex of Ho Chi Minh historical sites (include: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, HCM’s Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda) – closed on Monday & Friday
- Quan Thanh Temples & Tran Quoc Pagoda
- Visit one of the museums in Hanoi (Museum of History, Museum of Ethnology, Museum of Fine Art, Hoa Lo prison which is also known as the "Hanoi Hilton")
Later in the afternoon, enjoy a brief city tour: discover Hanoi Old Quarter on cyclo ride or open electric car. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 11: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu.
After breakfast in hotel, drive over 2 hours Southeast on the freeway to the picturesque Ninh Binh area. Discover Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties, before taking a sampan trip down the Tam Coc River.
Should you feel adventurous climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Experience a night at picturesque & tranquil resort in this area.
There are options to float down Trang An or Thung Nang Rivers famous for their charming grottoes and limestone karts mountains.
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh.
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Day 12: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay.
After breakfast you will have over 3.5 hour drive along the country side of the Red River Delta to the UNESCO World’s Heritage site of Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong's many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay's 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island covers with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the East Sea (Bien Dong) (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay.
Day 13: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Farewell Dinner.
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay's towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as we navigate back to Halong City. Have lunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi. There are couple hours for refreshment at hotel before the farewell dinner in one of the finest restaurants in town hosted by Travel Vietnam.
Meal: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 14: Hanoi Departure
You are free time until your departure flight. Your driver will transfer you to Noi Bai International airport for departure. Bon Journey!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.


1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • 5 Flights: Yangon - Bagan; Bagan - Mandalay; Mandalay - Heho; Heho-Yangon; Yangon - Hanoi.
  • Accommodations at 4 & 5 star hotels in each city.
  • Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transport by private car with AC.
  • English-speaking guides.
  • All Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Price Excluded

  • Travel insurance.
  • International Flight tickets.
  • Vietnam & Myanmar Visas.
  • Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers.
  • Beverages & other personal expenses.
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. TRAVEL VIETNAM can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights. Call us on +84982 661 133 to speak to one of our experts.

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