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Thailand World Heritage Site Tour

DAY 1: BANGKOK – SUKHOTHAI (-/-/-)
Pick up clients from your hotel and transfer to Bangkok Domestic Airport for flight PG 600 (09:10 – 10:20 hrs) to Sukhothai Airport. Arrival Sukhothai, welcomed by our guide and we transfer you to the Paylin Hotel for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon, we start our tour, making first a visit to the interesting city of Phitsanuloke (approx. 60 kilometers east), where we pay a visit to the Wat Pra Mahathat Phitsanulok and nearby museum. This temple complex – also called by the local people “Wat Phra Si” or “Wat Yai” – contains one of Thailand’s most revered and copied bronze Buddha images. This image is considered by many Thai, the second in importance (most important, the Wat Phra Keo at the Grand Palace compound in Bangkok) within the Kingdom of Thailand. We tour as well through the city of Phitsanuloke, before returning back to Sukhothai, where we will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: SUKHOTHAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Today, our day is dedicated to the first capital of ancient Siam; Sukhothai (literally meaning “rising of happiness”). We visit the ancient town of Sukhothai with its world-famous Historical Park, home of one of the biggest collections of sites (21 in total) and another 70 sites within a 5 kilometer radius, spreading around an area of 45 square kilometers. We offer you a possibility to see all the sites either by electro-card or even by renting a bicycle to cover this vast space of ancient ruins (Optional). Next stop will be the satellite-city of Sukhothai: Sri Satchanalai (50 kilometers north of Sukhothai), containing even some bigger sites. Both sites play a very important cultural and historical role in the development of today’s Thailand and are on the World Heritage List, set-up by the UNESCO. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we return to your Sukhothai hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: SUKHOTHAI – CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. End of this package in Sukhothai, rich-in-ancient Thai history and we transfer you from your hotel to Sukhothai Airport for taking the flight PG 600 (10:50 – 11:25 hrs) to the “Rose of the North” Chiangmai. Arrival at Chianjgmai International Airport and transfer to your centrally, located hotel, where a lunch will be served for you. In the afternoon, visit the one of most revered temples in Chiangmai: the Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Chiangmai Valley. We proceed to Lampoon, just south of Chiangmai to visit the magnificent and oldest temple in Lampoon, the Wat Prathat Haripoonchai; the 46-meters high golden Chedi and the worlds largest bronze gong made this temple worth a visit. We continue to visit a White Karen Hill Tribe village, before we return back to downtown Chiangmai. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 : CHIANGMAI (B/-/-)
American breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to an elephant training center, just north of Chiangmai where you can see these thick-skinned animals at work. We continue to visit a typical orchid and butterfly farm, just close at the elephant camp. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. After lunch continue to visit Home Industries Village at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng which is the center of hand woven Thai silk industries, traditional local products, antiques from Burma and hilltribe handicrafts and cotton and wood carving. In the evening, we offer a typical Kantoke dinner with various shows and performances of the hill tribes, living in Northern Thailand, before returning to hotel for the night over.

DAY 5 : CHIANGMAI – BANGKOK (B)
American breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure for a relaxing stroll around the city center of Chiangmai or the nearby Ping River. No lunch included. Transfer from the hotel to the Chiangmai International Airport for flight TG, bound for Bangkok. End of services.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09)

THAILAND WORLD HERITAGE SITE TOUR

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

628

660

780

3 – 4 pax

468

500

622

5 – 6 pax

389

420

540

7 – 10 pax

340

425

545

11 – 14 pax

320

357

472

15 – 19 pax

283

314

435

20 pax & plus

252

258

405

Single supplement

86

122

238

Full board supplement

120

120

120

 

INCLUDING:
• Domestic Airline tickets (incl. Domestic Airport Tax): Bangkok – Sukhothai; Chiangmai – Bangkok
• Described tours and transfers with English speaking guide;
• Accommodation, based on sharing twin room in mentioned accommodation;
• Meals (Breakfast only), donation, entrance fees and boat trips, as indicated in the program

EXCLUDING:
• Other/optional services, personal expenses, tips and other services, not mentioned in the program;
• Compulsory X-mas/New Year dinner at the your hotel

NOTES/REMARKS:
• Because of the early departure of the package from Bangkok, we strongly advise to book 1 night in Bangkok before the start of the package.
• Splitting up the package is not allowed in any way;
• Guide will accompany clients back to Bangkok for maximum assistance;
• Due to weather conditions/unforeseen circumstances, the program can be changed without prior consent in spot. We ask for your understanding
• For special children conditions & discounts, we refer to our general information and conditions for details.

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A Moment Of Vietnam & Campodia

Day 1: ARRIVAL – HO CHI MINH CITY (-/-/-) Sai-Gon
Upon arrival, you will be welcome by our guide & driver at airport then driven to your hotel for the check-in.
The rest of time, you will be free on your own to refresh after a long flight.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: HALF-DAY OF SIGHTSEEING + CU CHI TUNNELS (B/-/-)
In the morning, after having breakfast you will be picked up at hotel then take a half-day of city tour around Ho Chi Minh City with visits of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, a lacquer-ware factory, and the bustling Chinatown with Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda is not be missed as well.
Cu -Chi-TunnelIn the afternoon, you will be transferred about 30km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along.
Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: FULL-DAY TO MY THO + BEN TRE (B/L/-) Me-Kong
In the morning, you will be transferred to My Tho, take a boat trip downstream to Ben Tre through floating market, where you have the opportunities to meet the locals there to learn about their daily life in Mekong Delta then take an outlook of natural sceneries along banks of river with coconut candy mill, fruit gardens followed by fruit tasting, rice paper mill… Biking or sitting on horse carriage to weave around the zigzag village roads. Later on, we will enjoy a lunch served at a local restaurant on island with local specialty of “Deep fried Elephant – Eared fish”. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight to Phnom Penh.
Phnom-PenhUpon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport by morning flight, you will be welcome by our friendly tour guide then accompany you to the hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. This morning start visit Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: In the afternoon, visit National Museum, it was build in 1917and designed in Khmer style by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts. The museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th centuries) to post-Angkor period (14th centuries). Then visit Royal Palace; built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. When you exit from the Royal Palaces, Then continue your visit to the riverfront, it is the most popular place for the tourist. The view of the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River is the geographically unique.
O/N at hotel.

Day 5: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the notorious Killing Fields ” Choeung Ek” 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979). Then return back on the way drop and visit to the handicraft shop, spa and vocational training restaurant. This place was created in 1996 by Pour un Sourire d’ Enfant (PSE) . Is the NGO that aims to rescue Cambodian children who are forced to scavenge through the rubbish dumps to survive, especially around Steung Mean Chey garbage dump in Phnom Penh. Today we prefer you to have your own lunch over there.

Angkor WattPM: Visit Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei), the distinctive art-deco styling of this market makes it stand out among the architecture of Phnom Penh, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, silver products, then transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival met and transfer to hotel for check in. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles
O/N at Siem Reap

Day 6: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
(Optional tour to view sunrise at early morning will be paid by yourself)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: Visit Angkor National Museum & to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng Hills. Dinner and enjoy with Aspara Dance Show at local restaurant, O/N at Siem Reap.
(Optional tour with either elephant or balloon riding will be paid by yourself)
O/N at hotel.

Day 7: SIEM REAP – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast hotel
AM: Visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang (“The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure to next destination by evening flight.

INCLUDING:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Domestic air-ticket: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.
• Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
• Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch or D = Dinner
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trip in Mekong

EXCLUDING: International flight (Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh), Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

Cost in US$ per person in the party (Valid until 30 Sep’09 )

A MOMENT OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

653

702

891

3 – 6 pax

597

646

831

7 -10 pax

492

540

736

11 – 14 pax

458

501

692

15 – 19 pax

445

495

696

20 pax & plus

429

478

671

Single supplement

125

170

352

Full board supplement

150

150

150

* Notes:
+ FOC means Free Of Charge applied to the tour leader escorting the group of 15 people & onwards.
+ Standard Class is applied to 2-star hotels
+ First Class is applied to 3-star hotels
+ Superior Class is applied to 4-star hotels
+ Deluxe Class is applied to 5-star hotels

* Note: The supplement for the current airfare (Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh) is US$ 175/person (This airfare could be changed at the time of booking or issuance without prior notices)

 

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Best Of Myanmar Tour

Day 1 – Arrive Yangon
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your our Guide who will accompany you as you transfer to the hotel.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.
This afternoon, your journey begins with a visit around the city and its highlights. Stop at the National Museum where a tour of the priceless ancient artifacts, works of art and historic memorabilia will help you gain insight in to the country’s history. Of particular note are the three halls on the ground floor, which hold exhibits on the evolution the Myanmar alphabet, the Lion Throne Room, and artifacts from the Yatanabon Period. Continue to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-meter reclining Buddha.
Late this afternoon, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The central stupa is 90 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf. As the sun begins to set enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pagoda and surrounding skyline before transferring back to your hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 – Yangon – Kyaiktiyo – Golden Rock
Depart Yangon early this morning for a journey by road to Kyaikhtiyo and the Golden Rock.
Late morning, arrive at Kyaikhtiyo base camp (approximately 5 hrs). Travel by local, open-air truck along a winding road (45 minutes) where you be dropped off at the junction camp to travel the final distance to Golden Rock on foot. The uphill trek is along a paved trekking path and offers great views of the surrounding area. For an easier alternative, four porters can carry you uphill in a specially-made sedan chair allowing you to enjoy the views without all of the hard work! (extra cost not included).
After about one hour of trekking, reach the Golden Rock. A huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff, Golden Rock is one of Myanmar’s main pilgrimage sites. The pagoda here is said to hold a hair of the Buddha and Buddhist from across the country come here to pay homage.
Overnight near Golden Rock.

Day 3 – Kyaiktiyo – Bago – Yangon
After breakfast, return to the basecamp by open-air truck and begin the return journey to Yangon. En route, stop in Bago, the capital of the 6th century Mon kingdom.
Your visit in Bago begins at Shwethalyaung Temple which houses a beautiful 55-meter long reclining Buddha. Continue to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar and whose 114 meter spire is taller than the one at Shwedagon Pagoda. Before departing Bago, visit the well-restored former palace, Kambozathadi, which was the marvel of Asia when it was originally built in the 16th century.
On the way back to Yangon, stop at the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan. This beautiful, peaceful cemetery is the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 4 – Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake
After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho.
From Heho, a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images.
Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air! Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.
Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Overnight on Inle Lake.

Day 5 – Inle Lake – In Dein – Inle Lake
Option: Cooking course at Inthar House
This half day cooking course is a fun and interesting way to learn about the traditional flavors and preparation techniques of Burmese Cuisine. You will feel at home as your friendly Inntha hosts welcome you in to their household and teach you how traditional dishes are prepared. US$ 60 per person (minimum 2 pax)
After breakfast, visit the lake’s morning market. The market rotates its location around the lake’s villages in a 5 day rhythm and is visited by lake inhabitants and surrounding hill tribes who come to sell and trade their wares. (Note: market is daily except on dark moon day and full moon day).
From the middle of the lake, continue down a small canal leading to the Pa-oh village of In Dein. Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village, visiting a local school, and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Here you can climb the covered stairway to the top of a hill which is covered with picturesque ancient stupas and has magnificent views of the lake below.
After enjoying your visit to In Dein, return to your boat. Continue along the lake for additional sightseeing before returning to your hotel this afternoon.
Overnight Inle Lake.

Day 6 – Inle Lake – Pindaya – Heho – Mandalay
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning around the Inle Lake before transferring to the Heho Airport this afternoon. After the 1.5 hour flight to Mandalay, you will be transferred to your hotel (approximately 1 hour drive)
Mandalay is the cultural center of Myanmar and its skilled craftsmen once supplied the Royal Court.
After relaxing and freshening up at your hotel, drive to Mandalay Hill to watch the sun set over the city and the Irrawaddy River.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 7 – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing – Mandalay
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for an excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Amarapura, Ava and Sagaing.
Begin your morning attending a special ceremony in Amarapura. Witness the alms collection at Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks gather to collect their daily meal from the local Buddhists. After this beautiful spectacle, continue to a nearby silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products. Continue to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, and travel by traditional horse and carriage to visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the town’s Royal Palace and fort.
This afternoon, cross the bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar and is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. Visit Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, U Min Thone Sae’ Pagoda and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing Pagoda.
As the sun begins to set, walk along U Bein Bridge for fabulous views. This 200 year-old bridge is constructed entirely from teak and spans over 2 kilometers in length.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 8 – Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay
Option: Biking Tour to Mingun
For those seeking a bit of adventure, there is an option today for a cycling tour. Traveling by bike is a unique way to enjoy the natural beauty and observe the local lifestyle of the villagers as you pedal to Mingun.
After breakfast, transfer to the Mandalay jetty and board a private local boat for a 1-hr cruise on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun.
Visit the main sites of Mingun beginning with the famous Mingun Pahtodawqyi. This huge brick structure was left unfinished after an astrologer predicted the King’s would die should the temple be completed. In the 1800s, an earthquake left several large cracks in the structure. Continue your visit at the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda whose distinctive style is meant to resemble the mythical Mount Meru. Then, see the Mingun Bell which weighs 90 tons and is considered the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell.
Return to Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda is home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha images which, over the years, has been covered with gold leaf giving it an almost ‘lumpy’ texture. Mandalay is well known for its skilled craftsmen and as you tour traditional workshops, you will learn more about the city’s cottage industries. Observe the production of wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf where the techniques remained unchanged from those used centuries ago to craft items for the Royal Court.
Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 9 – Mandalay – Moniwa – Po Win Daung – Moniwa
This morning, depart Mandalay for a 3-hour drive to Monywa, a typical Burmese town on the banks of the Chindwin River.
On the way, visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, a huge Buddhist temple covered with more than 500,000 Buddha images. Also stop at Boditahtaung Pagoda which houses the largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar, at 100m long and 27m high.
This afternoon, cross the Chindwin River by ferry and proceed to Po Win Taung by local open-air jeeps. This extraordinary complex consists of 947 sandstone caves dug out of the hills and contains what is considered by archaeologists to be the richest collection of mural paintings and Buddhist statues in Southeast Asia.
After visiting Po Win Taung, continue a few hundred meters away to Shwe Ba Taung. Spend time exploring this interesting site where monasteries and temples are carved out rocky narrow cliffs.
Overnight in Monywa.

Day 10 – Moniwa – Pakkoku – Bagan
Depart Monywa after breakfast and travel along the quiet eastern river bank. This ‘road less traveled’ takes you passed traditional villages where you may see farmers climbing palm trees to extract juice from which they will produce palm tree sugar. Stop at Ma U Ma Le village for an opportunity to learn more about the lifestyle and culture of the countryside residents.
Just 20 kilometers south of Pakokku, stop at the small village of Myitchay. This town has a rich craftwork tradition and produces handmade goods such as colorful woven blankets, papier-mache toys and traditional sandals. Enjoy a short rickshaw ride through town before continuing to the port at Pakkoku.
This afternoon we board a local boat in Pakkoku for a leisurely, two hour cruise downriver to Bagan.
Upon reaching the shores of Bagan, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 11 – Bagan
Today explore the wonders of Bagan with a full-day tour. From the 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers of constructed thousands of huge stupas and temples many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
Your journey begins with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history. Then, visit to nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
This afternoon begin with a visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Neighboring Ananda Okkyaung is one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period and is filled with intricate paintings.
From here, travel by horse cart for a tour passing Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, massive Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple.
Time permitting, enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 12 – Bagan – Yangon
OPTION: Start your morning with a hot-air balloon flight over the plains of Bagan. Enjoy the fabulous views as the sun rises over the stupas and Irrawaddy River. This is truly an unforgettable and unique experience! (Note: available only from October to March)
After breakfast, transfer to Ngat Pyit Taung Monastery and explore the temple’s caves to observe about local tradition and spiritual beliefs of the Burmese. Then, visit the Monastic Primary School where you can visit with the local children who are studying their lessons. Be greeted by their warm smiles and enjoy playing with and meeting the students. Although friendly and welcoming, the children come from a very underprivileged area and a small donation of cash or school supplies will ensure a brighter future for these students.
This afternoon, continue to the rural village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s least visited areas. Here you will explore temples such as Payathonzu, Lemyentha and Nandamannya before heading to the riverside pier.
Late this afternoon, transfer to the Nyaung Oo airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 13 – Depart Yangon
Depending on flight time, there is an option to take a ride on Yangon’s Circle Train in the morning.
You will transfer to Yangon Railway station to take local circular train journey to the outskirts of town (45 minutes ride). The slowly traveling train gives you a unique opportunity to observe the lively and colorful life of the rural Burmese people. Disembark to visit Insein market where a variety of street vendors sell colorful wares. Enjoy exploring the market and meeting the friendly locals before returning by road to Yangon.
This afternoon, visit Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods before transferring to Yangon International Airport for your onward flight. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays)

 

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’09)

BEST OF MYANMAR TOUR

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

1,216

1,295

1,440

3 – 4 pax

1,079

1,148

1,294

5 – 6 pax

845

926

1,070

7 – 10 pax

842

920

1,065

11 – 15 pax

685

792

915

16 – 19 pax

633

789

876

20 pax & up

615

768

840

Single supplement

152

214

372

Full board supplement

260

260

260

Note: Package based on service of 1 English speaking guide throughout trip, except for base 1 pax (different guide at each place). Supplements can also apply for guides speaking other languages such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, etc.. Surcharges may apply for holiday periods like Inle Lake Festival, Christmas, New Year, Water Festival, etc. During these times, prices will are available upon request.

Our Services Include:

* 12 nights accommodation on half twin room basis with daily breakfast
* English-speaking guide throughout the trip (from Yangon to Yangon) except for 1 pax (station guides – different guide at each place)
* All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers except in Po Win Daung & Kyaikhtiyo (transfers by open non-air-conditioned vehicles)
* Horse cart tour in Ava & Bagan
* Private local boat for Mingun excursion
* Private local boat from Pakkoku to Bagan
* Private local boat for Inle Lake excursions
* Circle Train trip in Yangon
* Porter fees at airports
* Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program

 

Our Services do not Include:

* International ticket to/from Yangon
* Domestic flights (rate: please refer to our flight tariffs)
* Meals other than mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
* Visa arrangements for Myanmar
* Fuel Surcharge for domestic flights
* Visits not mentioned in the program
* Drinks and personal expenses
* Tips and porters at the hotels
* International departure Airport Tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
* Any other items not mentioned

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the constant fluctuations of the world oil prices, local suppliers are liable to raise their contract rates without notice due to fuel increases. We always do everything we can to absorb such increases, however in some cases it can be impossible for us to operate the file without incurring a loss. In such cases we reserve the right to increase our price if necessary. This will always be with a minimum advance notice of 30 days.

We apologize for any inconvenience that may arise from these conditions. However we hope your clients understand that in this increasingly uncertain world, such measures are necessary and that by guaranteeing the price with full payment in advance, they at least have some control over the cost of their holiday.

 

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Tel : (84-4) 37162149    Fax: (84-4) 37161738
E–mail address: sales@huongviettravel.com
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Vietnam’s Best Beaches

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Vietnam’s idyllic tropical beaches have long been a favorite amongst locals and intrepid travelers. In recent years, the beach scene has inevitably expanded as foreigners discover the turquoise waters and unique scuba diving along the country’s central and south coast. While there are plenty of well-appointed resorts, adventurers can find welcoming budget bungalows and even some unassuming beach towns still untouched by developers.

Nha Trang
Located in the Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang is a busy beach area known for its endless days of sunshine. The beach is notably home to Rainbow Divers, Vietnam’s first PADI-certified dive center. Divers explore hard and soft coral reefs, caves and walls for some of the best diving in the South China Sea. Adventures above water include wakeboarding, kite surfing and banana boat rides. Divers and aquatic athletes relax poolside and exchange stories over unique brews at the beach bar and pool at Louisiane Brewhouse. The luxurious Evason Ana Mandara and Six Senses Spa has a private beach and quick access to the countryside and nearby mountains. The Vinpearl Resort and Spa is a resort island that can be reached by motorboat or the Vinpearl cable car, the longest sea-crossing cable car system in the world. In addition to the 5-star resort, there’s an amusement park, shopping mall and endless entertainment options both on the beach and off.

Danang
Danang Beach, a central fighting area during the Vietnam War, is known locally for its great beaches with notable surfing, scuba diving and even a swanky resort. Furama Resort is the grand dame of Vietnam’s hotel scene and is continually praised for its 5-star service, top-notch amenities and perfect location on one of the country’s best beaches. My Khe beach, known as China Beach to foreigners, has a busy expat scene and was the former recreation base for the US military during the war. The white sands are framed by natural pines and coconut palms, the perfect backdrop for a morning tai chi class or just lounging on the beach.

Doc Let
Doc Let is just 30 miles from the bustling beach town Nha Trang, but it offers a vastly different beach experience. There are few tourist facilities making this a popular choice with renegade travelers looking to forgo the crowds to settle into a beach paradise with lots of peace and quiet. The Paradise Resort Hotel has 25 simple but comfortable beach bungalows and a friendly proprietor. Prices include 3 meals a day so there’s no reason to stray far from the beach. The White Sand Doc Let Resort and Spa brings 4-star luxury to the area with 54 luxurious rooms and villas overlooking the turquoise waters and private sandy white shores.

Phan Thiet
The fishing village Phan Thiet is a 3-hour drive from Saigon, making it a quick weekend escape from the city. Both Saigon’s wealthy locals and expats flock to Cape Mui Ne, a 13-mile stretch of beach just east of the city. Head inland for a cool photo shoot at the unusual red sand dunes that rise above the village creating an exotic dessert vibe. The cozy and laidback Coco Beach Resort is a TV-free zone with thatched roof bungalows scattered around the manicured green lawn and overlooking a private strip of beach. The Novotel Coralia Ocean Dunes Resort is a more modern spot with 3 bars, 2 restaurants and a rare amenity in the area — an on-site golf course designed by Nick Faldo.

Phu Quoc Island
Located off the west coast of the Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc Island is bit off the standard tourist track. The diverse topography is made up of national forest land, pepper plantations and sprawling white sands beaches. The island still maintains some of its untouched charm with dirt roads, quiet shores and limited tourist services. The most developed beach area is along Long Beach with large resorts and great budget options like the Beach Club. La Veranda Resort, an exclusive boutique hotel, is an elegant seaside escape. This French colonial-style mansion sits located on Duong Dong Beach on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand.

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Vietnam Visa Service

 At present, only citizens of few countries can visit Vietnam without entry visa:

– Not more than 30 days: for citizens of Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Laos.
– Not more than 15 days: for citizens of Japan and South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland.
– French citizens holding valid diplomatic passports are exempt  from visa requirements when visiting Vietnam and are allowed to stay  for up 3 months at one time or on several visits within six months  since their first immigration dates.
– Citizens of Chile holding valid diplomatic or official  passports are exempt from needing entry, exit and transit visas in  Vietnams territory and are allowed to stay for up 60 days on each  visit.

The best practice is to get the  visa stamped on your passport before the departure by applying to one  of the Vietnam Embassy or Consulate in the world. If you want to avoid  a long procedure for a visa to be approved at an Embassy outside  Vietnam (from 4 to 10 days), we can arrange to get the visa approved  code service for you. After approval, we will send notification (by fax  or attached email) to you and fax the approval to your desired Embassy  or Consulate, you then just bring your passport to that Embassy or  Consulate to get the visa stamp on your passport on the same day.

But in case there is not any Vietnam embassy or Consulate in your  country or you just want to visit Vietnam at once on the way you  travel, the Visa on Arrival is the solution. The Visa on Arrival is the  visa be stamped on your passport at a International airport on your  arrival at Vietnam. But this visa only be issued if you applied for it  in advance and approved. If you apply for this type of visa, after  approval, we will send a copy to you by fax or attached email. The  original be keep to help you getting the visa easily at Customer check  point.
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1- Visa upon arrival service
Our cost below excludes the stamp fee of about US$ 25, which will  be submitted directly to the Customer at the airport. Customers are  recommended to book together with transfer airport – hotel (US$ 25/way  by car/van) and other travel services.

Number of customers

Normal: 3 – 5 days

Urgent: 1-2 working day

1 – 2 pax

US$ 20

US$ 25

3 – 5 pax

US$ 18

US$ 22

6 – 9 pax

US$ 16

US$ 20

10 pax upward

US$ 15

US$ 20

2- Visa approval service
Our cost below excludes the stamp fee of about US$ 25, which will  be submitted directly to the Embassy or Consulate. Customers are  recommended to book other travel services.

Number of customers

Normal: 3 – 5 days

Urgent: 1-2 working day

1 – 2 pax

US$ 20

US$ 25

3 – 5 pax

US$ 18

US$ 22

6 – 9 pax

US$ 16

US$ 20

10 pax upward

US$ 15

US$ 20

3- Business & multiple visa approval service
Our cost below excludes the stamp fee of about US$ 25, which will  be submitted directly to the Embassy or Consulate. Customers are  required to have other business contractwith Vietnamese companies  through HuongViet Travel

Type of Visa

Normal: 3 – 5 days Urgent: 1-2 working day

Single entry – 3 months

US$ 25

US$ 30

Single entry – 6 months

US$ 25

US$ 30

Multiple entry – 1 month

US$ 30

US$ 30

Multiple entry – 3 months

US$ 30

US$ 35

Multiple entry – 6 months

US$ 35

US$ 40

How to apply a Visa approval code or Visa upon arrival through Huong Viet Travel Vietnam?

A – Required details:
To process Vietnam visa, please provide to us all following information:
1. Your title (Mr./Mrs./Ms.)
2. Your name as shown in your passport
3. Date of birth
4. Nationality
5. Occupation
6. Passport No. (valid at least 06 months)
7. Date of Passport issued
8. Date of Passport expired
9. Propose date of arrival
10. Port of arrival: Noi Bai (Hanoi), Danang (Danang)/ Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City)
11. Purpose of visit (Vacation/Business/Visit family)
12. Type of service (Visa approval code or Visa upon arrival)
13. The city at which a Vietnam embassy or consulate located, where you plan to get the visa (only for visa approval code type)
14. Copy of your passport, where there is Passport number and your picture.
Please send us an email for visa arrangement at: sales@huongviettravel.com or contact via Visa Booking Form

B – Procedures:
Just after receiving your information, we will process the visa  immediately, in urgent case the process take only 1 to 2 working days,  normal will take 3 to 5 working days.

Visa upon arrival:After approved, we send you by email in attached file to you a copy of Approval letter. Please do not forget:
– Print out the Visa approval to show the airlines while boarding on plane
– Have 2 passport pictures for visa application when you arrival in Vietnam
– Have $25 by cash for paying the visa stamping fee

Approval Code Visa: When  it is approved, we send you by email in attached file to you also a  copy of Approval letter. It is better for you to print out and keep  together with your documents when you apply the visa at Vietnam Embassy  or Consulate.

What you need while applying for a visa at a Embassy/ Consulate

* Passport of at least 6 months valid
* Visa application form (take from the Embassy/Consulate)
* Two passport pictures
* Visa fee: in a range of US$ 50 – 85 if applied directly to  Embassy or US$ 25-45 if your visa has been pre-approved. This fee  depends also on Embassy and Type of visa.
* Visa fee: in a range of US$ 50 – 85 if applied directly to  Embassy or US$ 25-45 if your visa has been pre-approved. This fee  depends also on Embassy and Type of visa.

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China Beautiful Landscape Tour

Day 1: Arrival – Shanghai (-)

The journey to Shanghai by international flight, arrive Shanghai in the afternoon and meet friendly local guide, after dinner in local restaurant check into hotel for recovery of jetlag.

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Day 2: Shanghai (B/-/-)

This morning start our Shanghai tour, which includes visitation of Jade Buddha Temple, one of the famous Buddha temple in this region, visiting Yuyan Garden (typical private garden of 500 years history in Shanghai),then enjoy own shopping out side of the garden in Yuyuan bazaar. Following lunch visit Nanjing Road (one of main shopping street in Shanghai and Taobao Market where you can find those knock-off products. Climb Oriental TV Tower (enjoy bird-eye view of new Shanghai) and take a walk along the Bund enjoying night view of Shanghai.

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Day 3: Shanghai – Beijing (B/-/-)

Today you will fly to Beijing by domestic flight, upon arrival visit Solemn Tiananmen Square where every morning at sunrise, the Five-Star red flag would be raised high above the square. Then the tour continues to magnificent Forbidden City, the world’s largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex. Surrounded by a massive moat and a ten-meter high wall are 9,999 rooms – just one room short of the number that ancient Chinese believed represented divine perfection. In the afternoon you will take a leisurely walk around the breath-taking Summer Palace, a veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture with its bold and generous design.

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Day 4: Beijing (B/-/-)

Today your journey to The Great Wall of China, the only monument that transcends the atmospheric eye. This great wonder of the world was built to keep invaders out while retaining the locals, and spans over 5 provinces, totaling 6,700 kilometers.

Afternoon visit the Ming Tombs mausoleums which comprises of a perfectly preserved necropolis for 13 emperors.

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Day 5: Beijing – Xi’an (B/-/-)

In the morning dart through Old Beijing ‘Hutongs’ on a rickshaw with its narrow lanes and traditional courtyard houses. In the afternoon you would be taken by domestic flight from the Capital City of China to Xian.

Xi’an the capital of the Shaanxi Province is a world-renowned ancient city, having more than 1 million years of condensed history. During Xian’s 3,100 years of development, 13 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang, held it as their capitals. Upon arrival you will visit City Wall preserved from Ming Dynasty.

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Day 6:Xi’an – Guilin (B/-/-)

Today you will visit the Terracotta Warriors and the Horses of Emperor Qin. This site is the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century and the museum spans an area of 16,300 square meters. In the afternoon ascend to the Hua Qing Hot Springs where emperors used to bathe and enjoy the scenic beauty. Tonight take flight for Guilin (2 hours).

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Day 7: Guilin (B/-/-)

A half-day cruise on the picturesque Li River, or Lijiang, is one of the key highlights during the 2 weeks trip. The river winds through needle-like limestone hills covered with lush subtropical vegetation. For centuries, the area’s incredibly beautiful mountains and rivers, the result of unique karst formation, have been an attraction for Chinese poets and artists. Disembark at Yangshuo after lunch on the boat and drive back to Guilin through the mesmerizing scenery of the countryside. After back the city visit Reed Flute Cave where is full of stelatagite and stalaimegite Stay in the same hotel.

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Day 8: Guilin – Kunming (B/-/-)

In the morning transfer to airport to take flight for Kunming, capital of Yunnan ,known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. Here and nearby, are many of China’s minority ethnic groups. Arrival of Kunming meet local guide and directly transfer to World Horticulture Expo Park and Grand View Building.

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Day 9: Kunming (Stone Forest) (B/-/-)

Travel 120 km south of Kunming to the Stone Forest. Once an Ocean floor forced above ground by shifting subterranean plates, today the Stone Forest is a labyrinth of limestone rock formations jutting into the sky like trees. Meet members of Yi tribe, one of the 27 nationality groups in Yunnan.In the later afternoon back to Kunming city and stay in same hotel.

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Day 10: Kunming – Dali (B/-/-)

Take morning flight to Dali after breakfast. Located on the slope of Diancang Mountain, and known as ‘Switzerland of the Orient’, Dali, is the home of the Bai nationality that founded their kingdom 1,200 years ago. Our tour of Dali starts from a cruise on boundless Erhai Lake with its unmatchable charming scenery and experience fishermen’s daily life. The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery, built in 823 AD and stands in a triangular pattern giving the locals a feeling of majesty and grandeur. The Butterfly Spring and the ancient streets with old-fashioned wooden houses.

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Day 11: Dali (B/-/-)

Today, we travel to Xizhou, 16 miles north of Dali and see Bai people’s weekdays markets, where traders and merchants from the deep valleys of the surrounding landscape, gather to ply their trade. We’ll visit local households, a form of enclosed compounds called ‘san fang yi zhao bi’, meaning rooms on three sides and a wall screen on the fourth. Experience the unique way in which tea is offered three times in succession in the Bai’s fashion, see the vivid and lifelike soaring birds and roaming animals, exotic flowers and strange herbs embroidered by the Bai girls, and enjoy a taste of the delicacies in Bai flavour. Stay in the same hotel.

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Day 12: Dali-Lijiang (B/-/-)

The journey to Lijiang offers spectacular scenery with mountain ranges and high passes carpeted in wildflowers. A stop at the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the most spectacular natural sights, where a tributary of the Yangtze River plunges beneath sheer cliff faces, surrounded by soaring snow-capped mountains. A beautiful town with narrow cobblestone streets that criss-cross small canals, Lijiang is home to the Naxi people, resplendent in their royal blue tunics.

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Day 13: Lijiang (B/-/-)

Visit a Naxi village. You will be struck by an atmosphere of quaintness and simplicity. The houses built of adobes and wooden struts and beams are usually decorated with fish designs. The courtyards are spacious and planted with various trees and flowers. The skillfully carved lattice doors and flowers display an antique flavour and classic beauty. Rest of day at your own leisure to explore this exotic town. Stay at same hotel.

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Day 14: Lijiang – Kunming – Hong Kong (B/-/-)

This morning flight back to Kunming and connecting flight to Hong Kong. Finish China Tour on mainland.

* The Quote inclusion:

+ Daily meals as specified and Hotel accommodations and river cruiser.

+ Local transportation and domestic air fare as specified in the Itinerary.

+ Sightseeing entrance fees and admissions to cultural show shown on the itinerary.

+ Services of English-speaking local guides at each cities.

+ Insurance within the tour in China mainland.

* The Quote Exclusion:

+ International round-trip air ticket (from Kunming to HKG)

+ Expanded or optional tour. Single room supplement.

+ Tips/gratuities for local guides, drivers, tour leader & bellhops.

+ Any item or service not listed in the itinerary as included.

Notes:

+ B = Western/buffet breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

1) Changes to the itinerary, including substitution of air carriers and hotels for those of equal or similar quality, may be made out of necessity.

2) The tour price varies from the arriving date( high,shoulder,low), Class of the hotel, duration and participants of the tour.

3) The tour price may vary according to actural participants and the arriving date and is subjet to slight changes due to fluctuation of exchange rate.

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Add: 20 Nguyen Truong To Str, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel : (84-4) 37162149    Fax: (84-4) 37161738
E–mail address: sales@huongviettravel.com
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