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Scenic Vietnam

Classic Vietnam and Laos

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CVL02

|  Private Tour  | Duration: 12 Days

|  Pricing from: $1,540 USD per person (based on 2 persons |

Our thoughtfully curated 12-day tour program is an ideal choice for your adventure. Meticulously designed by our experienced travel experts, this itinerary promises a truly remarkable journey. However, we understand that everyone has unique preferences, so we offer the option to customize the program to meet your specific requirements. Our dedicated team of experts will collaborate with you personally, ensuring a tailor-made solution that exceeds your expectations. If this tour captures your interest, please don't hesitate to send us a request. We also invite you to share any additional details or specific needs you may have, so we can further refine the program to create the perfect experience for you.

Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Vientiane

Day 02: Vientiane Sightseeing

Day 03: Vientiane - Luang Prabang

Day 04: City Tour & Pak Ou Caves

Day 05: Rural Experience & Kuang Si Waterfall - Hanoi (Vietnam)

Day 06: Hanoi City Tour

Day 07: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 08: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

Day 09: Saigon Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Day 11: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12: Departure from Ho Chi Minh City

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Mu Cang Chai and Halong Bay

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN VIENTIANE

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Welcome to Vientiane, Laos!
Upon arrival at Wattay International Airport, you will be welcomed and greeted by your private tour guide and driver who escort you to the hotel. After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

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DAY 2: VIENTIANE SIGHTSEEING

City of Saigon
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DAY 3: VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG

City of Saigon
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This morning, after your breakfast, transferred to the airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, get picked up and transferred downtown for hotel check-in. After refreshing, start the city tour of Luang Prabang. The visit today includes featured sites of the city such as the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts; the magnificent Wat Xiengthong which represents classical Laotian architecture;  the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.
Before sunset, climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and enjoy a stunning sunset view. If you want, you can also visit the night market and explore the authentic local life.

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DAY 4: MEKONG RIVER BOAT TRIP & PAK OU CAVES

City of Saigon
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Get up early to witness the morning alms giving ritual if you like. After that, get back to the hotel for breakfast. Start your day with a visit to the Phousi Morning Market. The walk around offers you a good close-up of the daily life of the locals. Followed by a cruise upstream on the Mekong River with an exploration of the mysterious Pak Ou Cave. Along the way, make a stop at Ban Xanghai Village, here, your guide will explain the distillation process of this local wine. On the way back, take a short drive to visit Ban Xangkhong Village. In the village, you will have a chance to learn how the locals are making traditional Saa paper, which is made from mulberry trees

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DAY 5: RURAL EXPERIENCE & KUANG SI WATERFALLS - HANOI

City of Saigon
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Having breakfast at your hotel and get ready for another day out.
Get picked up and drive to the Living Land Farm. This is a working community farm. Here, you are able to experience real farming life like a farmer, from selecting seeds to sowing, plowing, transplanting, harvesting, threshing, and cooking. Have a hearty local meal with organic ingredients on the farm.
The afternoon, transfer to the Kuang Si Waterfall. The waterfall has 3 tiers leading to a 50-meter drop into shallow pools, before flowing downstream. You can swim in the topaz pool of the waterfall, (please remember to bring your swim gear with you for this activity). After the waterfalls, drive back to Luang Prabang and head for the airport to catch the evening flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Get picked up on arrival and transferred to the downtown for hotel check-in.

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DAY 6: HANOI CITY TOUR

City of Saigon
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This day tour to learn about the capital city of Vietnam occupies your whole day with featured sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university for the morning.
Your lunch today is served at a restaurant in town with local tastes. In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum).
Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.

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DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG BAY

City of Saigon
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-  Halong Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, the bay is a "must-see" place for any visitor to Vietnam, especially an overnight trip on a traditional wooden junk.
In the morning: Breakfast at the hotel as usual. 09:00 - Take the morning drive to the Halong pier.
In the afternoon:​ 12:15 - Board your boat and start the cruising itinerary with lunch and dinner aboard. Some interesting activities are available to include kayaking, swimming, sunbathing on the sun deck. Overnight at an en-suite cabin on the boat.

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DAY 8: HALONG BAY - HO CHI MINH CITY

City of Saigon
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This morning get up early this morning for some fresh air on the open deck and join the Tai-chi class for some gentle moves if you wish. Otherwise, you are able to remain in your cabin until breakfast time.
After breakfast, the crew will pull up the anchor, start the engine again for more cruising to other parts of the bay. After visiting a big limestone cave, the boat is gently heading back to the pier.
The early lunch (Brunch) will be served aboard.
Around noon, you are ferried in and take the afternoon drive back to the airport to catch a 2-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Get picked up on arrival and stay overnight at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

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DAY 9: TOUR OF SAIGON & CU CHI TUNNELS

City of Saigon
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After the first night relaxing, today you will be ready for your Vietnam Tour with a full day to visit the featured sites of Saigon and the famous underground tunnel network in Cu Chi.
In the morning, 8:00 a.m. Start with a 1.5hour drive to Cu Chi tunnels. Get an overview of Cu Chi by watching a documentary. Your guide walks you around to witness the traps, bunkers, trenches, and experience crawling a piece of the underground tunnels.
Drive back to the city for a set menu lunch at a restaurant
In the afternoon, Continue on visiting the War Remnants Museum; The former Presidential Palace; The Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. The evening is free.

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DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA

City of Saigon
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Today you'll travel south by private bus (approximately 2.5 hours) to explore the Mekong Delta. When you arrive, you’ll board a boat and explore the intricate waterways of the Mekong Delta. Often referred to as ‘the rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the fertile delta is where rice, tropical fruit, and flowers are grown for the whole country.
Upon arrival in Ben Tre, embark on a motorized boat trip along the scenic Ben Tre River, viewing various local industries along the way. Have some stops to visit local workshops: making bricks by the kilns; Making coconut candy; Sleeping straw mats. Take a motor cart passing fruit and vegetable fields. Ride a short sampan boat on a small creek of water coconut trees. Lunch at a garden restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive to Can Tho City which is considered as the capital of the Delta. Check-in your hotel for staying overnight.​

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DAY 11: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY

City of Saigon
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The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day, we take a boat trip and exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang, where the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes.
After an impressive boat trip, disembark at Ninh Kieu quay then visit an ancient house in Binh Thuy 10 km from Can Tho city.
Lunch at a local restaurant on the way back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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DAY 12: DEPARTURE FROM HO CHI MINH CITY

City of Saigon
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It depends on your departure flight time, you might have an easy morning in Ho Chi Minh City and even a day tour out (optional) if your departure time is late in the day. The private airport transfer from your hotel will be ready at your convenient time so that you can make sure everything is well arranged for the flight home.
End of service and goodbye Vietnam.

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Date of Experience: Mar 2023

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We did a day trip in a Jeep in Ninh Binh with Thu, which included Trang An, Hang Mua, Bich Dong and Tam Coc. Thu was an amazing tour guide and was extremely helpful throughout the whole day, organising everything from start to finish and giving us insightful information about the things we saw, as well as life in Vietnam and it’s history more generally! The lunch was also great and the day turned out to be one of the best days of our trip! Couldn’t recommend Thu enough 😊

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Date of Experience: Mar 2023

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We had an amazing time! Me and my friends visited the Halong/Lan Ha Bay and the Dry Halong Bay. Everything was perfectly organized & all the pick-ups were punctual. The guide and driver were very nice. The cruise ship and the eco lodge, in which we stayed, were great. The staff was very friendly and everything was clean. We can definitely recommend booking a trip with Custom Asia Travel! The organisation and contact with the company was great before, during and after the trip.

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Whitney B

Date of Experience: Dec 2022

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I cannot say enough positives about Custom Asia Travel! We visited Vietnam in December/January 2023 and had an amazing trip with our 3 teens. The itinerary exceeded our expectations! We travelled to Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, and Nha Trang. We had no issues with any of our transportation around the country - our drivers and guides were always there on time (early, actually), friendly and helpful. The accommodations were excellent and our guides were fantastic (Tanh, Tanh, and Viet - they were awesome!). Every place we stayed put our rooms right next to each other, often adjoining, and the kids’ room always had two twin beds and a cot, while my husband and I had a king bed. This was perfect as our teenagers did not want to share beds, lol! The activities were super fun and appealed to all of us. So many highlights - the kids loved the rice farm tour (riding the water Buffalo elicited the biggest smile we’ve ever seen from our 16 year old!), seeing the caves in Ninh Binh, the cooking class in Hoi An, and Ha Long Bay. I really appreciated that some of our itinerary was focused on less crowded activities - a couple of the temples we saw were practically empty, allowing us to enjoy and experience these beautiful sites on our own. We did a couple of bike rides which were also highlights, such a great way to explore and see the area! Minh was available and responsive while planning the trip and while we were there. I agree with others reviews about whether she ever sleeps! She was able to coordinate our luggage getting dropped off as it did not arrive with us, and contacted one of the hotels about a ring that had been left, and arranged for us to pick it up. She was warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and so helpful. We truly had a relaxing and stress free trip because of the excellent customer service from Minh and our guides. With only having 12 days to visit we were so grateful to be able to enjoy the travel and know that Minh and her team were there if and when needed. I highly recommend using this company, you will not regret it! Now I am dreaming of how quickly we can make it back!! Thank you thank you to Minh and the team, our trip was unforgettable!

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Date of Experience: Feb 2022

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We are over 60 yers old and for eficiency we decided to organise our trips in Vietnam with a local agency. Custom Asia Travel is the wright agency. We decided to visit Hanoi, Tam Coc, Ha Long, Da Nang, Hoi An, My son Sanctuary and Ho Chi Minh City with help of this agency. The organisation and planing of the tours, the selection of the places to visit, hotels, restaurants,cars ( clean and comfortable), drivers and guides was perfect. The drivers and guides where friendly and polite. The guides ( Cường Xi,in Hanoi and Tam Coc, Tran Thanh Binh in Ho Chi Minh as also the guide in Da Nang area) where perfect. They gave us many interesting information about the visited places, organized perfect the details of the trips. The boat arrangement done by Custom Asia Travel in Ha Long Bay - Peony 1 was perfect. The prices for the offered services are fair. We kindly recommend this agency for tailor made trips.

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