Mysterious Far East; This is a comprehensive itinerary featuring the highlights of Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Cambodia has a rich and glorious history, most famously represented by Angkor Wat, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Experience Hanoi/Halong Bay considered Vietnam's most enchanting area. Enjoy the beauty of Vietnam's countryside in Hue, Danang and Hoi-An. See the old world charm of Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). Myanmar is a captivating travel destination-for its diversity of sightseeing, for the wealth of cultural and scenic attractions and, above all, for the warmth and friendliness of its charming people. Enjoy colorful markets, craft villages, hill towns and tribal markets.

18 Days Far East Explorer: Cambodia, Vietnam & Myanmar

Escorted with minimum 10 and maximum of 20 passengers. Locally hosted if less than 10 or make it a Worldview "Privately Guided" Tour.

Mysterious Far East; This is a comprehensive itinerary featuring the highlights of Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Cambodia has a rich and glorious history, most famously represented by Angkor Wat, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Experience Hanoi/Halong Bay considered Vietnam's most enchanting area. Enjoy the beauty of Vietnam's countryside in Hue, Danang and Hoi-An. See the old world charm of Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). Myanmar is a captivating travel destination-for its diversity of sightseeing, for the wealth of cultural and scenic attractions and, above all, for the warmth and friendliness of its charming people. Enjoy colorful markets, craft villages, hill towns and tribal markets.


Day 1-3 ARRIVE SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89), are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer classical art. Tour of the ancient capital of Angkor Thom including the South Gate and the most famous of all temples, the Angkor Wat a 12th century masterpiece. Visit Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre temples, known as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer.


Day 4-5 HO CHI MINH Fly to Ho Chi Minh city, formerly know as the Saigon. Drive past Notre Dame Cathedral; The twin towers of Notre Dame Cathedral have been a familiar landmark in Ho Chi Minh City since the 1880s and see the former Presidential Palace. Also visit the Post office, and Thien-Hau Pagoda with a walk into a typical market. Drive to Cu Chi to visit the underground tunnels and visit Tay Ninh Cao Dai temple.



Day 6-7 DANANG Fly to Danang. Visit the Cham museum, built in 1915. This museum houses the most extensive collection of Cham art worldwide. Full day excursion to Hoi An and the marble mountains. Walk in the old town Hoi An and over the Japanese Bridge, market etc. FURAMA RESORT.


Day 8 HUE. Morning a scenic drive to Hue via Hai-Van pass offering spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages. Tour of the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden city. It is a large scale construction covering an area of 5.2 kms. It was built in 1805 and partly destroyed in Vietnam war. Relaxing boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue.


Day 9-10 HANOI Fly to Hanoi. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son temple and Hanoi old streets. Evening: Attend the special performance of traditional of Vietnamese Water Puppetry. Day Excursion to Halong, a scenic bay with 3,000 islands rising from the emerald water of the gulf with boat ride through Halong Bay.


Day 11 YANGON (RANGOON) Fly to Yangon via Bangkok. Yangon, the main gateway to Myanmar, is perhaps the last remaining authentic example of an Asian tropical city still true to its former colonial origins. Most famous for the unique and glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, but a wealth of other sights awaits visitors, including diverse temples, markets and impressive colonial-era buildings.


Day 12-13 HEHO (INLE LAKE) Fly to Heho and drive on to Inle Lake. Nestled among the hazy Shan Mountains, 2800ft above sea level, its glassy blue waters running 9 miles in length and 4 miles in breadth is the picturesque Inle Lake; certainly one of the most magical sights of South East Asia. The lake is home to Inthas (sons of the lake), who live in stilt houses with their neatly cultivated floating farms and nurseries. The truly unique Inle Lake-leg rowers and fisherman cannot be missed as you glide through the waters. Visit the Pindaya caves. Set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers. Visit some local houses where families produce Shan paper and parasols.Enjoy a boat trip on Inle Lake a photographer's Dream and visit Ywa Ma floating market and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. See traditional handicrafts -silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop.


Day 14-15 MANDALAY Fly to Mandalay. Visit the Sagaing Hills to view sunset. Boat trip to Mingun, site of the world's largest intact bronze bell, 3.7 meters high and weighing 87 tons. Also visit the huge but unfinished Mingun Paya.

Visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, home to Mandalay's holiest Buddha statue and the Shwenandaw Monastery. Continue to see the 'world's largest book', it has Buddhist Scriptures inscribed on marble slabs. Visit Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda to see a large Buddha statue carved out of a single block of local marble. Enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill, where there are interesting glass-studded temples. Also visit Amarapura and walk over U-Bein Bridge. Visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery and Innwa (Ava), reached by a short boat trip.


Day 16 BAGAN Fly to Bagan. Breathtaking Bagan is one of the most important archeological sites in Myanmar and a truly stunning sight. Scattered over a remote and semi-arid plain are literally thousands of temples & stupas, stretching as far as the eye can see. They are mostly made of redbrick and date back a thousand years to the glorious Bagan era. Most temples aren't spectacular individually but their sheer numbers are overwhelming. Tour of Bagan includes a visit to see the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda. Make a photo stop at the tallest temple measuring 61 metres -known as 'temple of omniscience'…and visit several other stupas/temples. Stop at Moe Moe lacquer ware factory to watch craftsmen skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts. Enjoy sunset at one of the monuments along Ayeyarwady River.


Day 17 YANGON Fly to Yangon. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda, famous world wide its golden stupa is the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar. Continue to Kandawgyi Lake with a Kareweik Hall, a royal floating barge. Drive through the colonial style buildings downtown, and past Sule Pagoda with its golden top which makes a useful landmark in Yangon. A stop at Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Public Holidays) gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts.


Day 18 YANGON - HOMEBOUND Connect your homebound flight.

TOUR ENDS. HAPPY LANDINGS

LAND TOUR PRICES INCLUDE: hotel accommodations at the mentioned or similar hotels, American Breakfast daily and mentioned meals, Sight-seeing tours with local English speaking guides including entrance feeIndia expert Tour Director (minimum 10 passengers) or locally hosted with minimum 2. Round trip transfers and Baggage handlingService charges and hotel taxes

LAND TOUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE: International and Internal airfare, any passport and visa fee, any airport taxes, any camera fee at the monuments, any meals except those mentioned, any transportation except those mentioned, tips to room boys, laundry charges, telephone calls or any other charges of personal nature. Nor does it include any end of the trip gratuity to our India expert Tour Director (suggested tipping is $10 per person per day).

'PRIVATELY GUIDED'- TRAVEL ANY DAY This tour can be customized to travel any day as a 'privately guided' tour with locally hosted ground arrangements for two or more guests traveling together. Call (800) 373 0388 or email info@worldviewtours.com to book this trip

For more information or to book please call (800) 373 0388 or email: info@worldviewtours.com