Highlights of Vietnam & Laos

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-Visit Ho Chi Minh bustling city and explore the legendary Cu Chi tunnels
-Explore local life on the Mekong river by boat
-Stroll around the streets of the glowing Hoian ancient town
-Wandering around the old quarter in Hanoi and visiting its highlights
-Discover Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site
-Explore Luang Prabang – Considered as the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia
-Visit the charming & romantic town and enjoy the "River Tubing" in Vang Vieng
-Wandering around in Vientiane, the capital of Laos and visiting its highlights

Detailed Itinerary
Day 01

Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (Vietnam)

Upon arrival, pick up at the airport then transfer to your hotel for check-in. Free at leisure.
Day 02

Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

Depart to Cu Chi Tunnels which are a maze of underground passages used by the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War as protection against the American air raids. After lunch, visit the War Remnants museum–it exhibited the old military equipment from the Vietnam War. Continue to visit the Reunification palace, formerly the Presidential palace that was the sight of South Vietnam’s surrender in April 1975. Walk down to see Notre Dame Cathedral then finish at General Post Office.
Day 03

Mekong Delta (B, L)

You will explore Ben Tre through a scenic boat ride along the river, witnessing traditional brick making, exploring coconut workshops and immerse yourself in local music. Then, you take a leisurely walk to a farmer's house crafting sleep mats, journey through coconut groves and local villages via tuk-tuk. After that, you will enjoy a rowing boat ride along palm tree-lined canals, followed by a lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 04

Ho Chi Minh City – Flight to Da Nang – Hoian (B)

Free to relax or explore more the city on your own until transfer to the airport for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, transfer to Hoian for check in and relax.
Day 05

Hoian Ancient Town – Basket Boat Tour (B, G)

You will visit Hoian’s vibrant market and ancient port to explore the rhythm of local daily life then enjoy a walking tour to visit the Hoian ancient town. After lunch, transfer to Cam Thanh, home to 7 hectares of coconut palm water to learn about the traditional art of making basket boats as well as the daily life of fishermen then take part in some hands-on activities in the basket boats that are fun, safe and interesting.
Day 06

Hoian – Da Nang – Flight to Hanoi (B)

Free time to relax or you can contact our travel consultant for more activities such as Countryside tour, Cycling tour, Sunset cruise, Golden bridge, Cooking class, My Son sanctuary, etc. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check–in.
Day 07

Hanoi (B, L)

Transfer to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex and the One Pillar pagoda. After that, visit the Ethnology museum where you can learn and see the various life aspects of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. After lunch, continue to visit the Literature temple, well known as Vietnam’s first university. Your tour in Hanoi will continue with a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter then watch the traditional water puppet show.
Day 08

Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. Upon arrival, board an overnight cruise to discover the legendary Halong Bay. Enjoy full board meals and many indoor and outdoor activities. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 09

Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

Join a Tai Chi session then enjoy an international breakfast while the cruise cruises among hundreds of islets before coming back to the pier. Drive back to your hotel in Hanoi and free at leisure in the late afternoon.
Day 10

Hanoi – Flight to Luang Prabang (B) (Laos)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in.
Day 11

Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves (B, L)

Participate the daily early morning alms giving to saffron-clad monks (Optional). Transfer to visit the city’s temples including Wat Sene & Wat Xieng Thong then take a boat trip to visit Pak Ou Caves. On the way, you will also enjoy a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. In the afternoon, you will visit some villages including Ban Xan Hai where the local rice wine is produced and other villages. 

Day 12

Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall (B, L)

Transfer to visit the stupa of Wat Visoun, Wat Aham & Wat Mai and Phosi market. Next, enjoy an elephant tour and venture on a 35 mins journey through forests then visit some ethnic minority villages. Afterward, transfer to visit Kuang Si waterfalls then climb up to the top of Phousi mount for the beautiful view of the city & river at sunset.
Day 13

Luang Prabang - Express Train to Vang Vieng (B)

Free at leisure until take an express train to Vang Vieng, a small and tranquil town nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to the hotel for check in.
Day 14

Vang Vieng – Tham Jang Caves (B, L)

You will explore the famous caves of Tham Jang then take a drive through paddy fields to the Tham Phoukham caves, the country’s beautiful and famous limestone caverns surrounded by forest. Along the way, you will meet local villagers and learn about their daily lifestyle. There is a small natural pool in front of the caves where you can swim and refresh yourself from the heat. The day ends with a superb sunset panorama reflecting over the Nam Song River.
Day 15

Vang Vieng - Express Train to Vientiane (B, L)

Take an express train to Vientiane. Upon arrival, you will visit Wat Sisaket, the country’s oldest temple and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. En route, visit the That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos and the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe. End of the day with a visit to the Buddha Park, a scattered and enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures near the Friendship Bridge.
Day 16

Vientiane Departure (B)

Depending on your departure time, you are free at leisure to explore the city more on your own or you can go shopping and then transfer to the airport to take your departure flight to your hometown.
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DestinationSuperior CategoryDeluxe CategoryLuxury Category
Ho Chi Minh CityQueen Ann Hotel
Deluxe Room
Eden Star Saigon Hotel
Premium Deluxe Room
Mai House Hotel
Premium Room
Hoi AnAurora Riverside Hotel
Superior Room
Hoian Historic Hotel
Superior Room
Palm Garden Resort
Superior Room
HanoiSilk Queen Hotel
Deluxe Room
Hanoi Pearl Hotel
City Deluxe Room
Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel
Deluxe Room
Halong BaySyrena Cruises
Deluxe Room
Starlight Cruise
Deluxe Room
Paradise Elegance Cruise
Deluxe Balcony Room
Luang PrabangVilla Chitdara Hotel
Standard Room
Le Belair Resort
Ganier Room
Villa Maly Resort
Superior Room
Vang ViengVansana Vang Vieng
Standard Room
Inthira Vang Vieng Hotel
Superior Room
Amari Vang Vieng Resort
Superior City Room
VientianeLao Orchid Hotel
Superior Room
Salana Boutique Hotel
Superior Room
Crown Plaza Hotel
Standard Room
  • Hotel & Cruise accommodations
  • All domestic flights
  • Train: Luang Prabang-Vang Vieng-Vientiane
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Meals (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
  • Boat trip
  • Mineral water
  • All taxes and service charges
  • International flight to Vietnam / from Laos
  • International flight: Hanoi - Luang Prabang
  • Early check-in & Late check-out at hotels
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping, gratuities
  • Other drinks
  • Surcharge for peak season
  • Any other services not mentioned above

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