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CVL02

Classic Vietnam and Laos

Duration: 12 Days

From: US$ pp

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Brief Description

The below itinerary is just our suggested travel idea for you to consider while planning your Vietnam trip. If you wish to make any adjustments, or changes to it, please do not hesitate to contact us and have it tailor made to suit your expectation.

The 5-day tour of religious Laos combines a week of Vietnam's top cities to create a sparkling and colorful 12-day adventure. First, you will start discovering the old pagodas at two important cities of Laos, then take a short flight to the North of Vietnam for the bustling Hanoi and the wonderful bay of Halong before continue southward to visit Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta in the South of Vietnam. You will come home with many unforgettable memories.

 

Travel Route

Arrival → Vientiane → Luang Prabang → Hanoi → Halong Bay → Ho Chi Minh City → Mekong Delta → Ho Chi Minh City → Departure

Brief Itinerary

 

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

Detailed Itinerary

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN VIENTIANE

Meals: Not available

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

 

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.

DAY 2: VIENTIANE SIGHTSEEING

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane

 

After breakfast, meet your tour guide and driver again and set out for the whole day exploring the capital city. The first place is the oldest Buddha Park, then to Wat Sisaket, an old temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple Wat Prakeo built to house the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. Drive back to the hotel. Evening is yours.

DAY 3: VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

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.

DAY 4: MEKONG RIVER BOAT TRIP & PAK OU CAVES

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

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

DAY 5: RURAL EXPERIENCE & KUANG SI WATERFALLS - HANOI

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

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.

DAY 6: HANOI CITY TOUR

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

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.

DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG BAY

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

-  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.

DAY 8: HALONG BAY - HO CHI MINH CITY

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

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.

DAY 9: TOUR OF SAIGON & CU CHI TUNNELS

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

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.

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho City

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.​

DAY 11: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

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.

DAY 12: DEPARTURE FROM HO CHI MINH CITY

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Not available

 

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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INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts

  • Private a/c transportation & drivers

  • Private English speaking guides

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • On-tour flights (Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City)

  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited

  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Bottled water in the car

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights

  • Entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)

  • Any banking fees

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the Inclusions

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips for guides and drivers

IMPORTANT NOTES

Rooms at hotels are available only from 14h00 on arrival day till 12h00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.

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