20 days
Duration

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival ( D)

Welcome to the Hanoi, the blending cultural city of East and West.
Enjoy your first guided walk inside the old quarter and a pleasant cyclo ride before sitting down for a relaxing water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi city tour – Train to Lao Cai ( B)

Explore the major landmark of Hanoi, starting from temple of literature, known as the first university of Vietnam to Art Museum, Tran Quoc pagoda and Museum of Ethnology.
Taking overnight train to Lao Cai city after your dinner.
Overnight on train
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Lao Cai – Muong Khuong ( B, L,D)

Travel northeast to the less-visted area of Muong Khuong. We will have chance to experience the local plantation including mountain rice terraces, corn, green tea, pineapple. We will have chance to visit one of the hill tribe market where local Flower Hmong, Nung, Padi, Dzao …come to the market in their colorful traditional dresses.
Embarking a short walk to visit local village and experience their simple yet interesting life.
Overnight in Muong Khuong 

Day 04: Muong Khuong – Sapa ( B, L)

Leave Muong Khuong district by a secluded road , with abundant of spectacular mountainous landscapes to Sapa town.
In Sapa, we will take a walk to visit Cat Cat village, the typical habitat of Black Hmong tribe then proceed to the so-called waterfall. Free to enjoy cultural show.
Overnight in Muong Khuong 

Day 05: Sapa trekking (  B,L)

Spend full day trekking to the realm of rice terrace and pine forest.  We will take the trail to Y Linh Ho, crossing Muong Hoa river to visit village of Black Hmong and Giay minorities.
Overnight in Sapa Town

Day 06: Sapa off road trekking ( B,L)

Today, we will enjoy a trekking to secluded part in Ban Khoang village to visit Hmong and Red Dzao people. The trek offers great mountain views, less-tourst trails, cascading waterfalls and warm local welcomes.
Overnight in Sapa Town

Day 07: Sapa – Dien Bien Phu ( B,L)

Today, we will take a long drive though the most impressive part of northern Vietnam. As we follow the Tramton pass, the highest pass in Vietnam, we will have chance to admire the panorama of Sapa town and cascading Silver Waterfall.
After descending from Heaven Gate, the driver will takes us along Nam Na and Da river to the living place of Thai and Hmong people. The sceneries vary beautifully from mountain peak to river valleys and verdant rice fields. Reaching Dien Bien Phu city in late afternoon.
Overnight in Dien Bien Phu city

Day 08: Dien Bien Phu – Tay Trang border- Luang Prabang ( B, L)

Get cross the border of Vietnam to get into the land of Laos. The small road ride is compensated by the magnificence of mountain and secluded hamlet.  Once we reach Luang Prabang, you will have time to rest and unwind.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 09: Luang Prabang trekking ( B,L,D)

Have breakfast at your hotel then transfer to the trekking point. Start your trip to the village of Ban Huay Lo. Our tour guide will introduce you the interesting tradition and custome of Hmong people in Ban Mok Chung and Pha Peung villages.
Homestay with local people

Day 10: Ban Mok Chung – Ban Huay Kok ( B,L,D)

A nice trek through the rugged mountains and green forest will take us to Khmu village.
We will join local family for their daily activity and experience their way of life.
Homestay with local people

Day 11: Ban Houay Kok – Ban Pak – Luang Prabang ( B,L)

After breakfast, some basic paddle instructions and practice prepare you for the day of kayaking on the Nam Ou River. We will move from Ban Pak village and along the way you will get experience with local people fishing and gold panning by the river banks. Picnic lunch is served on the riverbanks. In the afternoon, enjoy a slow downstream paddling. Return to Luang Prabang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Luang Prabang – Khuang Sii waterfall ( B)

Make a visit the one of the most beautiful waterfall in Luang Prabang: Khuang Sii. In the afternoon, we will explore the Unesco site of Luang Prabang with its temples and monuments.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 13: Luang Prabang – Yangon ( B,D)

Today, we leave Laos for Myanmar with a transit flight in Thailand.
The highlight of this day is the visit to Shwedagon pagoda, the most shining monument in Yangon which dominates the skyline with its golden flash.
Welcomed dinner will be served with cultural show.
Overnight in Yangon

Day 14: Yangon – Bagan cycling ( B)

Boarding a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan. Enjoy your cycling day along all the temples of Bagan Unesco Site. Our biking routes covers Gawdamgyi, Ananda, Htilomino pagoda, Shwezingon pagoda,.. the biggest temples in Bagan amongst 2500 remained temples.
Finish our day with a haunting sunset from Shwe San Daw pagoda, the second highest peak in Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan

Day 15: Bagan – Mt. Popa ( B)

Transfer to Mt. Popa, known as the most famous site for worshiping in Myanmar. Discover the local life with the traditional work of making palm sugar, peanut oil.
Enjoy a walk in Popa national park.
Overnight in Mt. Popa Resort

Day 16: Mt Popa – Inle Lake ( B)

Today, we venture into the road this is less-traveled with vivid mountain peaks, verdant valleys and cool hill station of Kalaw where the typical British house with garden, villas of 19th century are well preserved.
Once we arrive in Nang Shwe town, board on a local boat to reach your resort.
Overnight in Inle Lake / Nyang Shwe Town

Day 17: Inle Lake discovery ( B)

Our excursion to Indein market will bring us to the place where local tribes including PaO, Padaung and Intha gathers in their traditional clothes with basic trading activities.
The rest of the day, we will discover the stilt villages, floating gardens and the way Intha people fish.
Overnight in Inle Lake / Nyang Shwe Town

Day 18: Inle Lake   Ngapali Beach ( B)

Heading to the airport for the flight to Ngapali Beach.
Immerse in the pristine water and the sandy beach of Ngapali.
Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 19: Ngapali Beach ( B)

Free at leisure to enjoy the beach and your resort.
Overnight in Ngapali Beach

Day 20: Ngapali Beach – Yangon departure ( B)

Rest on your own until our driver come to pick you up for the flight to Yangon, connecting your departure flight.
Accommodation: not available.

TRIP IN BRIEF:

Tour type: private tour – can be customized 
Trip duration: 20 days 19 nights
Start: Hanoi ( Vietnam)        Finish: Yangon  ( Myanmar)
Tour operates: Year Round / Upon Request
Flights: 06 regional flights                                 Activities: trekking/ kayaking/ biking/ cultural visit

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Green Indochina Trails Highlights:

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi city tour – Train to Lao Cai
Day 03: Lao Cai – Muong Khuong
Day 04: Muong Khuong – Sapa
Day 05: Sapa trekking
Day 06: Sapa sightseeing
Day 07: Sapa – Dien Bien Phu
Day 08: Dien Bien Phu – Tay Trang border- Luang Prabang
Day 09: Luang Prabang trekking
Day 10: Ban Mok Chung – Ban Huay Kok
Day 11: Ban Houay Kok – Ban Pak – Luang Prabang
Day 12: Luang Prabang – Khuang Sii waterfall
Day 13: Luang Prabang – Yangon
Day 14: Yangon – Bagan cycling
Day 15: Bagan – Mt. Popa
Day 16: Mt Popa – Inle Lake
Day 17: Inle Lake discovery
Day 18: Inle Lake   Ngapali Beach
Day 19: Ngapali Beach
Day 20: Ngapali Beach – Yangon departure
• Experience the charm of Colonial Hanoi city
• Trekking in the most stunning hill station in Vietnam
• Visit different minorities in northern Vietnam
• Doing homestay in Laos
• Uncover the charm of Luang Prabang Heritage
• Biking in the hauntingly beautiful heritages of Bagan
• Learn about Bagan archealogical sites
• Boating on Inle lake
• Meet the friendly ethnics of Pa-O, Padaung in Shan state
• Relax by the pristine beach of Ngapali
• Shopping at the infamous Scott market
• Experience the charm of Thanakha faces
• Study how to wear Longyi
• Discover the incredible relics of Yangon
• Admire the giant Shwedagon Pagoda

TOUR INCLUSION

 

TOUR EXCLUSION

– English speaking guide.
Other language speaking guides are available upon your request
– Private transfer with air-conditioning
– Domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary
– Meals indicated in the itinerary
– Entrance fees
– Boat trips where applicable.
– Hotel rooms based on twin/ double sharing
– Water & tissues for visiting time.
– Personal Expense
– Drinks
– Tips
– Visa stamp

– International flights

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