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The tour finishes in:
Duration:
 10 Days / 9 Nights

 

The trip includes the UNESCO-listed sites, major sightseeing, and the local food specialties of Vietnam and Laos

 

Special Features

  • Experience highlights of Hanoi – the old town, street food, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, and top museums
  • Experience Ha Long Bay, UNESCO listed site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and most bustling city in Vietnam
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels – View historical relics and experience the underground tunnels from the Vietnamese- American conflict
  • Boat in My Tho, Ben Tre of Mekong River Delta to learn about the water-river life of the region’s locals
  • Visit the unique capital city of Vientiane, which still maintains a vintage beauty with its French colonial architecture and special ethnic minorities
  • Take a trip to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO cultural heritage site known for its ancient capital
  • Explore the Pak Ou Caves, which contain thousands of Buddhas ranging in size from hand to close to a person

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

Day 1 / Hanoi:  Arrival in Hanoi – Pick up & Check in hotel – Welcome dinner (D)
Day 2 / Hanoi: Hanoi City tour (B)
Day 3 / Halong Bay:  Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship (B, L, D)
Day 4 / Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):  Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Saigon (a 2hrs flight) (B, L)
Day 5 / Saigon:  Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 6 / Saigon:  Saigon – Mekong Delta Cruise – My Tho – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 7 / Vientiane: Saigon – Fly to Vientiane (a 3hrs 20min flight) – Mount Phousi &  Night Market (B)
Day 8 / Luang Prabang:  Vientiane Tour – Fly to Luang Prabang (a 1hr 30min flight) (B)
Day 9 / Luang Prabang:  Luang Prabang Tour – Pak Ou Cave – Luang Prabang (B)
Day 10 / Departure: Luang Prabang – Optional Tour – Departure (B)

Trip Package Includes:

•  A/C private transfers indicated in the program
•  Intra-flights (Vietnam airlines, economy class, airline taxes & service charges included)
     ∗  HANOI (HAN) – HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON (SGN): a 2hrs flight
     ∗  HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON (SGN) – VIENTIANE (VTE): a 2hrs flight
     ∗  VIENTIANE (VTE) – LUANG PRABANG (LPQ): a 1hr 30min flight
•  9 nights of accommodations
    ∗  2 nights Hanoi

    ∗  1 night Halong on the cruise ship
    ∗  3 nights Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
    ∗  1 night Vientiane
    ∗  2 nights Luang Prabang
•  Meals: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – Dinner
•  Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay (A/C private double/ twin cabin for 02 persons on the cruise ship)
•  Private boat to cruise at all places as indicated in the program
•  All admission costs at places mentioned in the itinerary
•  English-speaking tour guide
•  All entrance fees
•  All taxes & service charges
•  Local sim card for cell phone

 

Trip Package Excludes:

•  Other meals and personal expenses that are not noted in the program

•  Trip insurance

Day 1:

Hanoi arrival - Pick up & Check in hotel - Welcome dinner

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Attractions:

Hanoi

Activities :

Upon arrival to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, our driver and tour guide hold a warmly greeting board with your name to pick up and transfer you to the hotel which is located in the real center of Hanoi Old Quarter in order for you to check in and relax. This evening, if the time permits, you have a welcome dinner at the traditional local restaurant in the center of Hanoi. Transfer you back your hotel after the dinner. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Day 2:

Hanoi City Tour Full Day Trip

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Activities :

After breakfast at the hotel, at around 8am our tour guide and driver pick you up and we start a full day trip to explore a real Hanoi by visiting the most famous and main sights in the city, firstly we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex include Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Stilt-house, One Pillar Pagoda, then we move to the Temple of Literature to visit the first university of Vietnam. We have a lunch in the local restaurant in Hanoi to enjoy the traditional food of Hanoian as well as Vietnamese. In this afternoon, we continue to visit the rest main sights of Hanoi such as the Ethnology Museum, West Lake area include Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake, before transfer you back hotel we watch the most special and famous show is Water Puppet show in Thang Long Theater where is located nearby Hoan Kiem Lake the heart of Hanoi capital, then we also take one hour cyclo tour to go around the old town of Hanoi to see the daily life of Hanoian. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

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Day 3:

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Cruise & Overnight on the Cruise Ship

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Accommodation on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay

Activities :

* 08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3-hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay * 12h00 – 12h30 Embark on the cruise ship followed by cruise briefing * 13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as cruise ship further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Turtle Island … * 15h30 – 17h30 Visit Amazing Cave (Sung Sot Cave) and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay * 17h30 – 19h00 Go swimming, snap photos or just relax as the sun starts to set * 19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board.

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Day 4:

Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Internal airfare Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Activities :

* 06h00 – 07h00 Start your day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt * 07h00 – 11h00 Have breakfast at sunrise. Cruise to Ba Hang Fishing Village, pass Dog Rock and Incense Burner, and then head back to the Harbor Disembark Oriental Sails at around 11h00 * 12h00 – 16h30 Transfer you to airport for our short flight to Ho Chi Minh City or still called Saigon. Arriving in Saigon, our drive pick up and transfer you to your hotel which is located in the center of Saigon to check in. The rest time for you relax and have dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Saigon

Attractions & Review :

Day 5:

Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Activities :

After your breakfast at hotel, at around 8am, our tour guide and driver will pick you up to start our full day trip to visit full famous sights of Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnel. The sightseeing tour acquaints us with the city’s some major sights. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where everything is for sale. After our lunch at the local restaurant in Saigon, we move to Cu Chi Tunnels to explore this famous place, arrive here we explore an incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometers constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Transfer you back hotel, we arrive at your hotel ini Saigon around 5:30pm. The rest time for you to relax and discover Saigon by your own. This evening you should take park in the night market which is organized just around Ben Thanh market to have a chance to buy the special souvenirs as well as try the local traditional and sea food of Vietnamese at here then walk back your hotel because this night market is nearby your center hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Saigon

Attractions & Review :

Day 6:

Saigon – The Mekong Delta Boat Trip - My Tho - Ben Tre Boat Trip - Saigon

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Boat · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Attractions:

The Mekong Delta  My Tho  Ben Tre

Activities :

At around 8am, from the lobby at your hotel, our driver and tour guide pick up and we start our boat trip to My Tho and Ben Tre where are belonged to the Mekong Delta, these two destinations are very famous with rowing the small wooden boat in the small canals as well as you are also tried to do and eat the most famous sweet candy as well as hear the folk music and songs by the local people at here, these activities must be to become one of your most noteworthy memory in your life. Beside the interested and special activity above, you are also enjoyed a local lunch in the local restaurant which is located in the heart of the orchid garden. We transfer back Saigon. The tour is finished around 5pm at your hotel. The rest time for you relax and explore Saigon by your own in the night. Stay overnight at hotel in Saigon

Attractions & Review :

Day 7:

Ho Chi Minh City Relaxing - Fly to Vientiane

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Internal airfare Ho Chi Minh City – Vientiane · Hotel in Vientiane

Attractions:

Vientiane

Activities :

Today you are free for leisure & until transfer to Airport for the flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a fascinating capital, with a fusion of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. This charming and easygoing city will provide a smooth introduction to Laos. After a short rest, an orientation walk of Lao Capital is a pleasant way to spend the day, strolling around some of the city’s most historical sites and seeing some of the French colonial architecture. We observe the sunset by the Mekong Riverside until the late evening and experience the city lifestyle of the local Lao people. Overnight in Vientiane.

Attractions & Review :

Day 8:

Vientiane Tour - Fly to Luang Prabang - Clim to Mount Phousi & Take park in Night Market

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Internal airfare Vientiane – Luang Prabang · Hotel in Luang Prabang

Activities :

AM: After breakfast, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we will stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. From there, we visit the central market known as the ‘Morning Market’ which is a great place for browsing antiques, handmade textiles and gifts. PM: We board our short flight to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best – preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Asia. On arrival, we transfer you to hotel. After a short rest, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as viewing a beautiful and panoramic sunset over the ancient and once royal city and the Mekong River. We then stroll around the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of textiles made by the local and the hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Attractions & Review :

Day 9:

Luang Prabang Tour - Pak Ou Cave - Luang Prabang

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Boat · Hotel in Luang Prabang

Attractions:

Wat Visoun  Wat Aham  Wat Mai  Wat Sene  Wat Xiengthong  Pak Ou Cave

Activities :

Morning we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On our way back, we pass the local villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan continue to see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun, which once belonged to a royal family patronage near by Sackarine Caves. We cross to city and take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Attractions & Review :

Day 10:

Luang Prabang – Optional Tour - Departure

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees

Attractions:

Optional tour

Activities :

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. This is a real highlight of the tour prior to saying goodbye to this charming city. Free at leisure until transfer to the airport. We then say farewell and depart this ancient city.