Yangon – Bago – Hanoi – Halong – Siem Reap- Ho Chi Minh City
Have you ever imagined traveling to three countries of Indochina? We are here to make your imaginations come true. At first you’ll visit the major cultural city of Myanmar; Yangon, then Bago with its famous and high pagodas. You’ll see the amazing golden stone, hanging in the air on the edge of a high cliff. Then you’ll have a tour to the capital of Vietnam; Hanoi, to the majestic and mysterious Halong Bay. The tour will continue with a visit to Cambodia with its ancient and breathtaking temples.
- Hotel Accomodation
Arrival in Yangon, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Yangon.
The former capital of Myanmar, and now the major cultural center of Yangon attracts tourists with its preserved architecture. Currently, many pilgrims of the world come here to perform religious rites in the sacred pagodas of the city. Here is the world-famous monument of religion - the majestic Shwedagon. In addition, in Yangon there are a lot of interesting museums, visiting which you can learn about the historical past of this region, as well as get acquainted with the life and customs of local peoples.
After breakfast at the hotel, in the early morning, you will leave for Bago. You will see the Traditional Pottery Workshop, the Shwemavdo Pagoda - one of the highest pagodas in Myanmar, the Chautaji Pagoda with a 55-meter sculptural image of a reclining Buddha; side of the world. Then we will go to KimPansky Camp (2.5 hours), the base camp at the foot of Mount Chaytiyo (Golden Stone). Upon arrival transfer to the open minivan to the top of the mountain. A visit to the Golden Stone, admiring the sunset. Overnight stay at the top of the mountain.
With a height of almost 114 meters, this is the highest pagoda in Myanmar. This is especially important for Buddhism because there are several relics in it belonging to the Buddha. Located in Bago, the 1000-year-old complex is very rich in smaller pagodas, which are also covered in gold.
Chautaji Pagoda, which is located in Yangon, is a temple, which houses the very ancient and largest statue of the reclining Buddha in Myanmar. Its length is 55 meters and its height is 15 meters. Visitors are impressed by the size of the statue, the expressiveness of the Buddha’s appearance. Inside the pagoda, peace and tranquility are felt. In addition to the sculpture, there are many shrines and images containing the life of the Buddha. This place is also a center of attraction for a huge number of pilgrims.
A small pagoda on a huge gilded boulder, as if hanging in the air on the edge of a high cliff. The most amazing thing is that the stone is really not secured in any way; with the efforts of several people, it can be swayed and, according to rumors, even pulled a rope under the base. Pilgrims and tourists are constantly gathering around, bells and voices chanting mantras are heard. Such is the Golden Mountain with the Chaittyo Pagoda, the most unusual Buddhist shrine in the world.
Return to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon, we will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda; the main pagoda of Yangon. Then walk through the Chinese and Indian districts of the city. Overnight in Yangon.
The main attraction of the city is the famous Shwedagon Pagoda located on the top of a hill surrounded by 82 pagodas, statues, temples and pavilions decorated with ornate carvings. The height of the pagoda is about 110 meters, 8 thousand gold plates, 5 thousand diamonds and 2 thousand precious and semi-precious stones were spent on its decoration. Four hairs of Buddha are kept in the pagoda.
Free time before transfer with the guide to the airport. Meeting at the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure. Arrival from Yangon to Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the former capital of French Indochina, has many names. In the 11th century, it was called Thanglong (“Soaring Dragon”), then Dongkih (“Northern Capital”), and only in 1831, having temporarily lost its status as a capital, it received its current name, meaning “City at the Bend of the River”.
Hanoi stands on the Red River, the water in which from time immemorial has a dirty-brown color. It owes its diversity to a 1000-year history, which has absorbed the traditions of the West and the East. And just a few minutes’ walk from here lies the French Quarter with green boulevards and the Opera House, modeled on the Paris Grand Opera.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide, transfer to Halong Bay. Halong has more than 3,000 islands, is recognized by UNESCO as a natural world heritage site. Travel time is 3.5 hours with a stop at a ceramic factory. Boat trip with a visit to the cave "Heavenly Palace", a floating fishing village. You can admire the magnificent scenery of Halong. Swimming in the sea and return to Hanoi in the evening.
Majestic and mysterious, inspiring and amazing imagination: there are not enough words to describe the beauty of this miracle of nature - Halong Bay. Try to imagine more than three thousand islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and your imagination will not be as beautiful twice as the views of the bay, which is breathtaking. Halong is a beautiful work of art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures created by nature itself.
A sightseeing tour of Hanoi with a visit to the Temple of Literature which is the first university of Vietnam, built in the 11th century, a visit to the Pagoda on one pillar, Badin Square, where the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Chanvo Temple, West Lake, and an hour rickshaw walk through the ancient quarters Hanoi. In the evening, visit the play on the water puppet theater and shopping on Silk Street. After lunch, transfer to the airport. Departure from Hanoi to Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap. Upon arrival, meeting the guide, transfer to the hotel. Free time in Siem Reap.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the tomb of the first president of North Vietnam and is one of the most visited attractions of Hanoi. Many indigenous people cannot hold back tears when visiting the architectural memorial in the capital Badin. It was in this place that on September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh declared the independence of his homeland. And for tourists who come here, visiting the mausoleum allows you to better feel the mentality of the Vietnamese people, understand their national feelings, and touch the history of this amazing and original country on the Indochina peninsula.
Siem Reap is a picturesque city located in the north-west of Cambodia in the eponymous province, known for its Angkor - the center of the ancient Khmer Empire. Today, Siem Reap is the fastest growing city in Cambodia with modern hotels and ancient architectural monuments. Siem Reap is the most popular city in the country and over a million travelers visit it every year.
A visit to Angkor Thom which is the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. Overview of the largest and most famous temple of the ancient citadel; the temple of Bayon, which was built at the end of the XII century by King Jayavarman II. It is widely known for its towers, crowned by human faces, which face all directions of the world. A visit to the Terrace of the elephants, which served as a platform for the king and his entourage, the Terrace of the Leper King, Pimeanakas Temple, Baphuon Temple, which is a pyramidal reproduction of the mythical Mount Meru, the Taprom Temple, frozen in the arms of the rhizomes of fig giants and giant wriggling trunks. The tour will continue with a visit to the famous Angkor Wat, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The temple is famous for the world's longest bas-reliefs, located on the walls of the outer gallery with scenes from Hindu mythology. Then visit the Temple of Bakeng and see off sunset from the mountain of the same name. Welcome dinner with Khmer dance show in a restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Phimeanakas Hindu temple is located in the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom. At the same time, Phimeanakas was built earlier by several decades, during the reign of King Rajendravarman II. As the legend says, every night in Phimeanakas, the king copulated with a Naga-snake-like mythical creature. If the king once refused to do this, numerous disasters would befall the kingdom.
The Angkor Wat temple (temple city) dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu is the largest religious building in the world. This is a complex with three-level design with a multitude of stairs and passages, topped by 5 towers. The temple is called the soul of the Khmer people because Angkor is truly Khmer art, a great civilization, the heart of a nation. About 200 monuments are located in the territory of more than 400 square km.
After breakfast at the hotel, ride a traditional wooden boat through the Tonle Sap – Sea of Cambodia and the largest lake in Indochina. Visit the floating village. Shopping in local markets, visiting a master class in stone and wood carving. After lunch, transfer to the airport. Departure from Siempea in Ho Chi Minh City. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, an excursion around Ho Chi Minh City (until 1975 - Saigon), which is also called the "Paris of the East", the "Southern Capital of Vietnam". Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, its largest economic and cultural center. In the evening, a walk with dinner in the floating restaurant of the boat "Saigon", a cruise on the river (for an additional fee). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City is the main city of southern Vietnam, located on the banks of the Saigon River in the Mekong Delta. Before the unification of the country in 1975, it was called Saigon. Due to its favorable position, Ho Chi Minh became one of the main ports of Southeast Asia.
Saigon was founded 300 years ago. Today, it is changing before our eyes. As a result of a significant influx of foreign investment and the construction boom that has begun, huge numbers of skyscrapers are starting to appear here. However, it still maintains its unique atmosphere created by shady avenues and streets with low, French-built houses, the elegant Cathedral of Our Lady of Saigon (Notre Dame de Saigon), the famous Jade Emperor Temple, magnificent pagodas, mosques, and Hindu temples.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. Transfer to the airport.
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