Myanmar Bagan Plain head
Home Southeast Asia Tours Laos Tours 17 Days Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos Highlights Tour

Tour Overview

Discover the allure of Southeast Asia on this 17-day adventure spanning Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos. From the ancient temples of Bagan to the serene waters of Halong Bay, experience the rich tapestry of cultures. Marvel at vibrant markets, witness spiritual rituals like the Alms-giving Ceremony and stroll through historic streets in Hoi An and Yangon. Immerse in local traditions, indulge in diverse cuisines and witness breathtaking sunsets. This journey promises an unforgettable exploration of Southeast Asia's beauty and heritage.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Explore Ancient Temples: Discover the mystique of Bagan's ancient temples, where history comes alive amidst a sea of pagodas.
  • Cruise Halong Bay: Sail through emerald waters, exploring hidden caves, fishing villages, and serene beaches in the heart of Halong Bay.
  • Immerse in Local Markets: Dive into the lively atmosphere of local markets, from Mandalay's Mahamuni Temple to Vietnam's bustling floating markets.
  • Cultural Riches in Hoi An: Roam the lantern-lit streets of Hoi An, where history whispers through its well-preserved architecture and vibrant artisanal culture.
  • Sunset at U Bein Bridge: Witness the sun setting behind the world's longest teak bridge, U Bein, casting a golden glow over Mandalay's tranquil waters.
  • Ride Yangon's Circular Train: Journey on Yangon's circular train, a kaleidoscope of local life, offering glimpses into Myanmar's everyday rhythms and diverse landscapes.
  • Morning Alms Ceremony: Experience Laos' spiritual heritage at the Alms-giving Ceremony, where saffron-clad monks collect alms at dawn, a deeply moving and serene ritual.
  • Kuangsi Waterfall Adventure: Trek through lush forests to reach Kuangsi Waterfall's turquoise pools, a refreshing haven amidst Laos' unspoiled natural beauty.
  • Colonial District Stroll: Wander through Yangon's Colonial District, a captivating blend of grand architecture and historical remnants from Myanmar's colonial past.
  • Enchanting My Son Sanctuary: Marvel at the ancient ruins of My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Champa civilization's splendor comes to life.
  • Scenic Halong Bay Sunrise: Witness the breathtaking sunrise over Halong Bay, painting the karsts with hues of pink and gold, a truly magical and serene moment.
  • Ox Cart Ride in Bagan: Embark on a nostalgic Ox Cart Ride among Bagan's pagodas, a leisurely journey through history, offering unique perspectives of the ancient temples.
  • Charming Hanoi Old Quarter: Get lost in the labyrinth of Hanoi's Old Quarter, where narrow alleys reveal hidden gems, bustling markets, and delectable local cuisine.

Day-by-day Itinerary

Collapse All
  1. Upon your arrival in Mandalay, your friendly guide and driver will be waiting to welcome you. They'll assist with your transfer to your hotel, ensuring a smooth start to your journey.

    Once you've checked in, take some time to relax and recover from your travels. If you're feeling adventurous, you can explore the nearby surroundings to get a taste of Mandalay's unique atmosphere.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Mandalay

  2. Begin your day with a visit to the intricately carved Shwenandaw Monastery, a marvel of traditional Burmese architecture. Experience the serene ambiance of Mahagandayon Monastery during the monks' lunchtime, gaining insight into their way of life.

    Mandalay Shwenandaw Monastery
    Shwenandaw Monastery

    In the afternoon, venture to Inwa, where you'll explore historical sites like Inwa Palace and the elegant Bagaya Monastery. Cap off your day with a mesmerizing boat ride at U Bein Bridge, enjoying the tranquil waters as the sun sets on the horizon.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Mandalay

    Myanmar U Bein Bridge
    U Bein Bridge

  3. Immerse yourself in the rich spiritual heritage of Mandalay by witnessing the Face-Washing Ceremony at Mahamuni Buddhist Temple. After a hearty breakfast, board a flight to Bagan, a city renowned for its ancient temples.

    Upon arrival, settle into your new surroundings and later, dive into the vibrant atmosphere of Nyaung U Market. Conclude your day with a visit to the magnificent Shwezigon Pagoda, a symbol of Bagan's cultural splendor.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bagan

    Bagan Nyaung U Market
    Nyaung U Market

  4. Embark on a captivating journey through the Bagan Archaeological Zone, where you'll marvel at iconic temples such as Dhammayangyi and Ananda. For a truly unforgettable experience, consider taking a hot air balloon ride over the vast expanse of temples, immersing yourself in Bagan's breathtaking beauty.

    Myanmar Bagan
    Experience a hot air balloon ride over the vast expanse of temples

    In the afternoon, hop on an Ox Cart Ride, traversing the ancient pathways and gaining unique perspectives of the pagodas.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bagan

  5. Catch an early flight to Yangon, Myanmar's largest city. Dive into the heart of local life at Bogyoke Aung San Market, where you can shop for traditional crafts and souvenirs.

    Myanmar Bogyoke Aung San Market
    Traditional souvenirs at Bogyoke Aung San Market

    Wander through the Colonial District, adorned with architectural gems from the past. As the day winds down, pay a visit to the revered Shwedagon Pagoda, aglow with the soft hues of twilight.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Yangon

    Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda
    Shwedagon Pagoda

  6. Embark on an authentic adventure by riding the Yangon Circular Train, a delightful journey through the city's outskirts. Explore bustling local markets and experience the daily rhythm of life.

    Myanmar Yangon Circular Train
    Ride the Yangon Circular Train

    Later, board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and continue your travels to Can Tho, a city known for its picturesque floating markets and vibrant culinary scene.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Can Tho

  7. Rise early to witness the enchanting spectacle of Cai Rang Floating Market at dawn. Navigate the waters filled with colorful boats laden with fresh produce, capturing the essence of Vietnamese river life.

    Vietnam Cai Rang Floating Market
    Cai Rang Floating Market

    On your way back to Ho Chi Minh City, indulge in delectable local cuisine at a charming riverside restaurant, savoring the flavors of authentic Vietnamese cooking.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Ho Chi Minh City

  8. Embark on a rickshaw ride through Ho Chi Minh City, passing by historic landmarks like Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the grand Opera House.

    Ho Chi Minh Notre Dame Cathedral
    Notre Dame Cathedral

    Delve into the city's poignant history at the War Remnants Museum, gaining profound insights into Vietnam's past. In the afternoon, take a flight to Da Nang and transfer to your hotel in the picturesque town of Hoi An.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

  9. Embark on a captivating journey through Vietnam's cultural heritage, exploring the ancient wonders of My Son Sanctuary. Return to Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you'll wander through charming streets adorned with lanterns.

    Vietnam My Son Sanctuary
    My Son Sanctuary

    Discover architectural marvels like the Japanese Covered Bridge and Fujian Assembly Hall, immersing yourself in the town's rich history. Conclude your day with a tranquil tea ceremony, sipping fragrant brews amidst Hoi An's serene ambiance.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

    Vietnam Hoi An Japanese Covered Bridge
    Japanese Covered Bridge

  10. Savor a leisurely morning in the enchanting surroundings of Hoi An. Bask in the town's charm, perhaps indulging in a relaxing spa treatment or exploring hidden gems tucked away in its winding alleys.

    Later, board a flight to Hanoi, Vietnam's bustling capital. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and unwind, reflecting on the captivating experiences of your journey so far.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hanoi

  11. Embark on a cultural odyssey in Hanoi, starting with a visit to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, a treasure trove of diverse ethnic heritage. Explore the Presidential Palace Historical Site, delving into Vietnam's political legacy.

    Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
    Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

    Dive into the vibrant tapestry of Hanoi's Old Quarter, where you'll tantalize your taste buds with Egg Coffee, sample cold beer, and indulge in local snacks. Stroll around the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake, soaking in the city's timeless beauty.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hanoi

  12. Embark on a scenic drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its emerald waters and limestone karsts. Board a luxurious cruise and sail to Cua Van and Vung Vieng Fishing Villages, witnessing the daily lives of local fishermen.

    Halong Bay Fishing Village
    Cruising to a fishing village

    Explore the mystical Virgin Cave and Surprise Cave, marveling at their natural wonders. Dive into the refreshing waters, swim alongside the boat, and indulge in the breathtaking scenery. Participate in a lively cooking class, savoring delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and revel in the tranquility of Halong Bay as you enjoy refreshing drinks on board.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: on Board

  13. Wake up to the ethereal beauty of a Halong Bay sunrise, illuminating the karsts with a golden glow. Engage in a variety of activities, from kayaking amidst hidden lagoons to diving into the crystalline waters and visiting idyllic small islands.

    Delight in the soft sands of secluded beaches, savoring the serenity of this natural paradise. As night falls, embark on an exhilarating squid fishing adventure, a unique experience under the starlit Halong Bay sky.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: on Board

    Halong Bay Vietnam
    Halong Bay Cruise

  14. After a delightful brunch on the cruise, bid farewell to Halong Bay and return to Hanoi. From Hanoi, board a flight to Luang Prabang, Laos, a city renowned for its timeless charm and spiritual tranquility. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel, where you can unwind and prepare for the adventures that await.

    Meal: Brunch

    Accommodation: in Luang Prabang

  15. Begin your day with a spiritual journey by observing the Alms-giving Ceremony, a sacred Buddhist tradition where locals offer alms to monks at dawn. Explore the vibrant morning market, immersing yourself in the colors and flavors of fresh produce and local delicacies.

    Laos Luang Prabang Alms-giving Ceremony
    Witness the Alms-giving Ceremony in the early morning

    Visit the Royal Palace, a testament to Laos' regal heritage, and marvel at the architectural elegance of Wat Xieng Thong. Dive into the world of traditional arts at the Traditional Art Exhibition Center, gaining insights into Laos' rich cultural legacy.

    Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps exploring local markets or relaxing by the tranquil Mekong River.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Luang Prabang

    Laos Wat Xieng Thong
    Wat Xieng Thong

  16. Embark on a scenic journey to Kuangsi Waterfall, a picturesque oasis surrounded by lush forests. Take a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools, embracing the natural beauty of this enchanting locale.

    For those seeking adventure, embark on a hike through the forest, discovering hidden trails and captivating flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Kuangsi Waterfall, capturing the essence of Laos' pristine wilderness.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Luang Prabang

    Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang
    People are swimming in the pool of Kuangsi Waterfall

  17. Embrace your final moments in Luang Prabang, enjoying your free time to explore the city or relax at your leisure. When the time comes, your dedicated driver will escort you to the airport, ensuring a seamless journey to your next destination or back home. Reflect on the myriad experiences, cultures, and landscapes you've encountered throughout your extraordinary adventure, carrying the memories of this unforgettable journey with you. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $4049 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 16 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Domestic air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

Make an Inquiry for Free

    Contact us on WeChat

    Lost your password?

    A TripAdvisor award-winning China travel agency organizing diverse private and mini-group China tours. We offer in-depth experience, free cancellation, flexible & safe trips.




    (08:00-21:00 Beijing Time)

    Send us a quick inquiry

      I prefer to be contacted via:

      Free Inquiry