Laos - Vietnam At A Glance 12 Days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

12 days

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Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City

Laos and Vietnam, situated in Southeast Asia, are individual nations within the Indochina region. Despite their close proximity, each country possesses a distinctive history, culture, and natural landscape. Laos invites exploration with its impressive ancient temples, where monks don vibrant orange robes. The nation’s scenery is adorned with untouched nature and unspoiled waterfalls. On the other hand, Vietnam presents a varied lifestyle and landscape that stretches from the northern to the southern regions. Travelers can engage with the dynamic energy of city life and seamlessly transition to the calm and peaceful atmosphere of rural areas in the south.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Morning Upon your arrival, our team will warmly receive you at the airport and assist in your transfer to the pre-arranged hotel. Check-in at the hotel, providing you with an opportunity to relax and freshen up before embarking on your exploration of the city. Afternoon Commence a visit to Wat Xiengthong, recognized as the "Temple of the Golden City," a majestic temple built in 1560 and counted among the largest in Luang Prabang. Pause at the Royal Palace Museum, a historic residence of King Sisavang Vong during the era of French colonialism. Explore Mount Phousi, the highest hill in the city, providing an ideal vantage point for witnessing the breathtaking sunset over the Mekong River. Evening Indulge in a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, featuring traditional dance performances and folk songs. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Night Market, gaining insights into the local lifestyle in Luang Prabang. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Explore Wat Xiengthong. Visit the Royal Palace Museum. Ascend Mount Phousi for panoramic views. Experience local life at the Night Market.
Day 2

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves

Morning Participate in the traditional morning almsgiving, a centuries-old practice dating back to the early 14th century. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the temporary morning market, where you can experience local life and indulge in authentic flavors. Savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey to explore Wat Sene Souk Haram, one of Luang Prabang's splendid monasteries. Unveil the secrets of Pak Ou Cave, renowned as the Thousand Buddha Cave, housing a myriad of statues. Visit Ban Muang Keo, a renowned village celebrated for its traditional Lao rice whisky distillation. On the way back, pass by two ancient temples, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham and Wat Visoun. Pay a visit to the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center, dedicated to preserving the rich cultural diversity of Laos and its various ethnic groups. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Engage in morning almsgiving. Explore the morning market. Tour Wat Sene, Pak Ou Cave, and Ban Muang Keo. Visit Wat Mai and Wat Visoun. Drop by the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center.
Day 3

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Kuangsi Waterfall - Vientiane

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast experience at the hotel. Embark on a journey to explore one of Laos' most captivating waterfalls, Kuang Si Waterfall. Visit the Bear Rescue Center, an essential wildlife conservation facility located near the entrance to Kuang Si Falls. Discover the enchanting Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park and Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center. Proceed to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. Upon your arrival, a designated transport will be at your service to transfer you to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane Activities: Enjoy the beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall. Tour the Bear Rescue Center. Explore Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park and Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center.
Day 4

Day 4: Vientiane - Buddha Park

Morning Begin your day by paying a visit to Wat Si Muang, affectionately dubbed the "Mother Temple" of Vientiane, and recognized as the most frequently visited religious shrine in Laos. Immerse yourself in the artistic charm of Buddha Park, an extensive outdoor area adorned with monumental sculptures depicting Buddha and Hindu deities. Embark on a journey to Wat Si Saket, a revered temple that stands as one of Laos' oldest surviving temples, showcasing its age through gracefully weathered wooden structures. Delve into the historical significance of Patuxai Monument, commonly known as the "Victory Gate," a war memorial prominently positioned in the heart of Vientiane. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane Activities: Discover Wat Si Muang and Buddha Park. Pass by the ancient Wat Si Saket and the iconic Patuxai Monument.
Day 5

Day 5: Vientiane - Hanoi

Morning Embark on an independent exploration of Vientiane, immersing yourself in the city's distinct charm at your preferred pace. Take a flight to Hanoi as per the schedule. Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, our team will be present to welcome you and assist with your transfer to the assigned hotel. The standard check-in time is 14:00 (Early check-in is possible with an additional fee). Optional: Consider a leisurely day of rest and relaxation. Alternatively, delve into engaging excursions that unveil Hanoi's vibrant culture: Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour: Wander through hidden corners of Hanoi, indulging in a variety of delicious street food offerings. Hanoi Cooking Class Half Day: Immerse yourself in a culinary journey, beginning with a market exploration and culminating in hands-on preparation of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Explore Vientiane at your own pace. Take a respite at the hotel or opt for optional activities to discover Hanoi.
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast experience at the hotel. Embark on a picturesque 3.5-hour journey to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, be warmly welcomed by the cruise staff and complete the check-in process. Enjoy a lavish lunch served onboard. Afternoon Participate in a range of captivating activities aboard the cruise, such as: Discovering Thien Cung Grotto Engaging in kayaking Taking part in an informative cooking class Evening Delight in a delicious dinner featuring freshly caught seafood. Optional: Choose a tranquil evening on the cruise. Alternatively, join the nighttime activities available (dependent on the cruise's schedule). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board Activities: Explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Engage in entertaining onboard activities.
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning Commence your day with an early embrace of Tai Chi practice. Savor a nourishing breakfast served onboard the cruise. After the cruise, proceed to Hanoi following the morning's adventures. Complete the check-in process at the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Participate in a Tai Chi session. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Halong Bay.
Day 8

Day 8: Half Day Hanoi City Tour - Take Flight To Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning/Afternoon Begin your day with a delightful breakfast selection at your hotel. Visit Vietnam's inaugural university, the Temple of Literature. Pass by the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of President Ho Chi Minh. Admire the unique architecture of the One Pillar Pagoda, resembling a delicate lotus flower. Enjoy a lunch featuring traditional Vietnamese delicacies at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel and head to the airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, a transfer will escort you to your hotel in Hoi An. Complete the check-in process and take a leisurely approach for the rest of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Explore the Temple of Literature. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Discover the distinctive One Pillar Pagoda.
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An Ancient Town - Road Transfer To Hue

Morning Commence your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, preparing for an engaging walking tour. Immerse yourself in the local allure as you meander through the town, witnessing the unfolding of daily life. Discover iconic landmarks such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese. Take a pause at street-side establishments, treating yourself to a revitalizing traditional herbal drink. Explore a handicraft store, browsing through a variety of options to choose your preferred souvenirs. Afternoon Embark on a picturesque journey to Hue via a convenient shuttle bus. Upon arriving at your destination, complete the check-in process at the hotel and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Wander through the old streets to absorb the local atmosphere. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese.
Day 10

Day 10: Half Day Hue City Tour - Take Flight To Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast experience at the hotel, ensuring a wholesome beginning. Embark on a cultural journey with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a venerable temple steeped in history and nestled beside the scenic Perfume River. Unveil the rich heritage of the region as you explore the Imperial Citadel, a significant seat of power during the Nguyen Dynasty's rule for over a century. Return to the hotel for a well-deserved relaxation session before your upcoming flight. Transition to the airport for a flight bound for Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, a designated transfer will welcome you and accompany you to the hotel. Complete the check-in process, and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, set against the scenic backdrop of the Perfume River. Explore the historically significant Imperial Citadel.
Day 11

Day 11: Full Day Cu Chi Tunnels And City Tour

Morning Embark on a historical exploration through the extensive Cu Chi Tunnel network, gaining deeper insights into the intricacies of the Vietnam War. Afternoon Engage in a captivating walking tour, marveling at the architectural gems that grace the city: Saigon Opera House: An exemplary showcase of French colonial architecture, standing as a testament to the city's rich history. Saigon City Hall: Originally conceived as a hotel by French architects, it has since been repurposed as the city's administrative center. Notre Dame Cathedral: A venerable church, steeped in history and a renowned landmark in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Saigon Central Post Office: Designed by the prestigious Eiffel Company during Vietnam's French Indochina era, it remains an iconic structure from the late 19th century. Conclude the day with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, where you can indulge in souvenir shopping amidst a lively atmosphere. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: Explore the intricate Cu Chi Tunnel system. Tour iconic sites including Saigon Opera House, Saigon City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon Central Post Office. Navigate through the vibrant Ben Thanh Market for a memorable shopping experience.
Day 12

Day 12: Departure

Morning Start your day with a pleasant breakfast at the hotel. Head to the airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA Please be aware that the check-out time is set until 12:00 p.m. If you need a late check-out, please contact us. This can be arranged depending on room availability, and an extra fee may be applicable.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1850 USD
1450 USD
3star
Deluxe 2050 USD
1650 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Ha Long Bay.

* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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