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  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

  • Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

Laos & Northern Vietnam Adventure 13 days

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Destinations:
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Mai Chau - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Duration:
13 days / 12 nights
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This tour is designed to highlight two of Indochina’s most exceptional destinations: Vietnam & Laos. Imagine you walk across the exciting streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter, experience a homestay with the Thai tribe people of Mai Chau, visit the old French battle field in Dien Bien Phu, and marvel at the peaceful countryside of the Red River and Northwest hill tribes. Moreover, you also will visit UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, the sacred Pak Ou Caves, local villages along the Mekong river, and the beautiful boulevards of the capital city-Vientiane. This breathtaking and inspiring journey through Indochina is sure to astound you at every turn.

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Trip Highlights

 Take a cyclo tour around Hanoi's Old Quarter through its charming streets, enjoy a traditional water puppet show. Immerse yourself in the wonderful Halong Bay, join some interesting activities like: Kayaking, Cooking class, ...
 Discover the natural beauty of the valley and see how local people work, plant and harvest water rice in Mai Chau.
 Visit a military base and historical site of the First Indochina War in Dien Bien Phu.
 Discover Luang Prabang with some its most beautiful structures, explore the weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek.
 Admire the magical Plain of Jar in Xieng Khuang, see the great stone wonders, enjoy an afternoon tour of the old capital Muang Khoun and the nearby villages of the H’mong and Thai Dam peoples.
 Visit Vientiane’s oldest temple, Wat Si Saket, filled with over 2,000 ceramic, gold, and silver Buddha images.



This tour is designed to highlight two of Indochina’s most exceptional destinations: Vietnam & Laos. Imagine you walk across the exciting streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter, experience a homestay with the Thai tribe people of Mai Chau, visit the old French battle field in Dien Bien Phu, and marvel at the peaceful countryside of the Red River and Northwest hill tribes. Moreover, you also will visit UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, the sacred Pak Ou Caves, local villages along the Mekong river, and the beautiful boulevards of the capital city-Vientiane. This breathtaking and inspiring journey through Indochina is sure to astound you at every turn.
 
 Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Hanoi. Transfer from the airport to hotel.
Meals: -
 Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Drive out towards the magnificent Halong Bay. Enjoy the romantic scenery while cruising amongst the islands.
Meals: B, L, D
 Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay then transfer back to Hanoi.
Meals: B, L
 Day 4: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Enjoy the green space of Mai Chau. Easy trek combined with home stay in villages of Thai people.
Meals: B, L
 Day 5: Mai Chau – Dien Bien Phu
Drive to Son La along winding mountain roads via Pha Din Pass with breathtaking view. Stop en route to visit villages of ethnic people and orchards, tea farms in Moc Chau plateau.
Meals: B, L
 Day 6: Dien Bien Phu
Explore historical battle field in Dien Bien Phu where marked the end of French colonial occupation in 1954; including the base of the Command of Dien Bien Phu Campaign, Dien Bien Phu Museum, A1 Hill and Bunker of the French General De Castries.
Meals: B
 Day 7: Dien Bien – Cross border to Muang Khua – Nong Khiaw Drive along the peaceful Muong Thanh Valley, cross the border into Laos and continue to Muang Khua for lunch stop. Arrive in Nong Khiaw, a charming rustic little town on the bank of the Ou River, in the afternoon.
Meals: B
 Day 8: Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang
Drive along the Nam Ou River heading to the sacred Pak Ou Caves. Enjoy the cruise along Mekong from the cave to village of Ban XangHai and downstream to Luang Prabang.
Meals: B
 Day 9: Luang Prabang
City tour full day, visit temples in Luang Prabang which are well-known for their beauty as well as historical and religious significance, weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, climb Phousi Hill which offers a spectacular sunset and a panoramic view over Mekong River.
Meals: B
 Day 10: Luang Prabang – Phonsavan
Drive 7 hour to Phonsavan in Xieng Khouang Province. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages.
Meals: B, L
 Day 11: Xieng Khuoang - Plain of Jars - Muang Khoun
Visit local market, MAG (de-mining organization) exhibition before heading out to see the great stone wonders of Xieng Khuang, the Plain of Jars. After that, explore the old capital of Muang Khoun and nearby villages of the H’mong and Thai Dam peoples.
Meals: B
 Day 12 Phonsavan - Vientiane Fly from Phonsavan to Vientiane - capital city of Laos. Take a sightseeing tour, visit some the most important landmarks in the city like Wat Sisaket, Wat Ho Phra Keo, national symbol Pha That Luang and Patuxay - the "Arc de Triomphe" of Vientiane.
Meals: B
 Day 13: Vientiane departure Free until transferring to the airport for flight home or to next destination.
Meals: B
  • DAY 1

    Hanoi Arrival
    Warmly welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your local guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel in the city center.In the afternoon, walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, listen to a special legend story about Hoan Kiem Lake. You will have a chance to take an hour-cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter through its charming streets. In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show - a traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. End the puppet show, back your hotel by your own and relaxing the rest of day.
    Meals: NA
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Welcome to Hanoi. Transfer from the airport to hotel.
  • DAY 2

    Hanoi – Halong Bay
    Leave Hanoi this morning and head straight to Halong bay a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site with its 3,000 islands of towering limestone dotting the bay and Gulf of Tonkin (180km – 3.5 - 4 hour driving). After arriving at noon, you will board a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on Halong Bay with an excellent menu of fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner are served on boat. Overnight on board.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Halong Bay cruise
    Activities: Drive out towards the magnificent Halong Bay. Enjoy the romantic scenery while cruising amongst the islands.
  • DAY 3

    Halong Bay – Hanoi
    Wake up early in the morning to enjoy aquamarine water of the bay at its best. After tea break, the boat continue to cruise quietly through spectacular limestone formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy this more isolated bay’s spectacular and unique islands of the bay. Return to Halong harbour around noon for a transfer back to Hanoi center. Arrive Hanoi center around 16.00pm.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay then transfer back to Hanoi.
  • DAY 4

    Hanoi – Mai Chau
    Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00 by private car to Mai Chau, on the way stop to visit Van Phuc Silk Village, which is famous for traditional silk products. Reach Mai Chau at about noon. Enjoy lunch in a traditional village.In the afternoon, we will walk surrounding rice paddies and villages around Mai Chau, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and see how local people working, plan and harvest water rice (option visit village by bicycle). Walk back to the village, relaxing and dinner with local traditional food. After dinner, you will have a chance to see special tradition Thai’s dance until late evening. Overnight in the stilt house with the friendly Thai ethnic people.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau
    Activities: Enjoy the green space of Mai Chau. Easy trek combined with home stay in villages of Thai people.
  • DAY 5

    Mai Chau – Dien Bien Phu
    Have breakfast with your host family before drive to Son La. Let’s stop en route to visit villages of various tribes including the H’mong, Thai, Muong and Dzao and orchard, tea farm in Moc Chau plateau – Vietnam’s premier tea-growing region, before reach Son La (200km from Mai Chau) for a late lunch. In the afternoon, continue along winding mountain roads through North Vietnam’s stunning countryside. The most picturesque scenery here is Pha Din Pass - a charming and dangerous pass at elevation 1,300m with breathtaking view. According to local legend, “Pha Din” means the connection between Heaven and Earth. On arrival, check in your hotel and spend rest of day at leisure.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Muong Thanh hotel in Dien Bien Phu
    Activities: Drive to Son La along winding mountain roads via Pha Din Pass with breathtaking view. Stop en route to visit villages of ethnic people and orchards, tea farms in Moc Chau plateau.
  • DAY 6

    Dien Bien Phu
    Dien Bien Phu is a famous historical battle field, where the Vietnamese successfully defeated the French, marking the end of French colonial occupation in 1954.Start the day early with a visit to the local market where you will meet charming Thai tribes in their traditional costume, purchasing their farm products.

    The next is military base and historical site of the First Indochina War. We drive 30 minutes out of city to the base of The Command of Dien Bien Phu Campaign (Muong Phang) – Located in a primitive forest in Muong Phang commune to the commanding bunker of General Commander-in-chief Vo Nguyen Giap and Hoang Van Thai.

    In the afternoon, we will visit Dien Bien Phu Museum – Built at 1984 on the occasion of the year 30th after Dien Bien Phu Victory before visiting A1 Hill - the most important camp of the French and Bunker of the French General De Castries.

    Some free time of your own in the afternoon relaxing.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel in Dien Bien Phu
    Activities: Explore historical battle field in Dien Bien Phu where marked the end of French colonial occupation in 1954; including the base of the Command of Dien Bien Phu Campaign, Dien Bien Phu Museum, A1 Hill and Bunker of the French General De Castries.
  • DAY 7

    Dien Bien – Cross border to Muang Khua – Nong Khiaw
    After breakfast, we drive along the peaceful Muong Thanh Valley to the Tay Trang border gate to Laos where your Laotian tour guide and driver are await for you.(It may take some 30 minutes for Immigration and customs processes). Crossing the border, we continue drive to Muang Khua, a one-horse border town located on the banks of the Nam Ou River. It depends on the time you may choose the lunch stop at Pak Nam Noy or drive 1 and half hour more to Ban Na My.In the afternoon we continue the journey to Nong Khiaw – a charming rustic little town on the bank of the Nam Ou River. It is squeezed in between some of the most fantastic limestone mountains north of Laos.

    Note: The Tay Trang border gate immigration normally closes for lunch between 12:00 - 13:30.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Nong Khiaw
    Activities: Drive along the peaceful Muong Thanh Valley, cross the border into Laos and continue to Muang Khua for lunch stop. Arrive in Nong Khiaw, a charming rustic little town on the bank of the Ou River, in the afternoon.
  • DAY 8

    Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang
    Have breakfast in the hotel then take a pleasant walk around the village, enjoying a great views over the Nam Ou river or visit a small temple complex in the center of town. We continue the journey of 2 hours drive passing picturesque scenery along the Nam Ou River and beautiful mountainous setting heading to Pak Ou Caves —a pantheon of gold Buddha statues tucked into the nooks of the limestone cliffs. Enjoy the cruise along Mekong from the cave to village of Ban XangHai, learn how locald make Lao Lao (Lao whisky) and Lao Hai (Lao wine), before continuing this way down the Mekong to Luang Prabang. Check in at the hotel then relaxing at your hotel. In the evening, you can walking around the quaint streets and enjoy the sunset over the river or visit to the local night market in the city centre.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
    Activities: Drive along the Nam Ou River heading to the sacred Pak Ou Caves. Enjoy the cruise along Mekong from the cave to village of Ban XangHai and downstream to Luang Prabang.
  • DAY 9

    Luang Prabang
    Your guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast. This full day guided tour explores the rich culture and history of Luang Prabang. Start the day to visit to the quaint Royal Palace Museum, which gives a good overview of the local history. We then begin our temple tour taking in some the city’s most beautiful structures, including the country’s most historic and enchanting temple Wat Xieng Thong, with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing the classical Luang Prabang style, as well as the unique Wat Mai, with its five tiered roof and Wat Visoun, known as ‘The Water Melon Stupa’ due to its shape.In the afternoon we visit the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre which gives us a great insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. We then visit the weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek. Our final stop of the day is a climb Phousi Hill, which offers a spectacular sunset and a panoramic view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
    Activities: City tour full day, visit temples in Luang Prabang which are well-known for their beauty as well as historical and religious significance, weaving and textile villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, climb Phousi Hill which offers a spectacular sunset and a panoramic view over Mekong River.
  • DAY 10

    Luang Prabang – Phonsavan
    Today we drive from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan in Xieng Khouang - gateway to the mystery Plain Of Jars, passing through Laos’ pristine countryside. This is over 7 hours drive with spectacular views of rain forests and mountain ranges. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and relaxing by your own.Note: the long drive today, our guide will mention this issue again a day in advance for necessary preparation).
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phonsavan
    Activities: Drive 7 hour to Phonsavan in Xieng Khouang Province. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages.
  • DAY 11

    Xieng Khuoang - Plain of Jars - Muang Khoun
    Today, you will start to visit Phonsavan’s bustling central market. Visit the MAG (de-mining organization) exhibition before heading out to see the great stone wonders of Xieng Khuang, the Plain of Jars. First we will explore Site 1 where hundreds of large stone jars lie scattered about the enchanting plateau. Next, is the forested area of site 2 and a short scenic trek to Site 3, passing through the Thai Dam and Laos Leum village. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the old capital Muang Khoun and nearby villages of the H’mong and Thai Dam peoples.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Phonsavan
    Activities: Visit local market, MAG (de-mining organization) exhibition before heading out to see the great stone wonders of Xieng Khuang, the Plain of Jars. After that, explore the old capital of Muang Khoun and nearby villages of the H’mong and Thai Dam peoples.
  • DAY 12

    Phonsavan - Vientiane
    Have breakfast before a short flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. After a short rest, we will have a sightseeing tour of Laos’ eccentric capital, visiting all the city’s key attractions. Start the tour to visit Vientiane’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket, filled with over 2,000 ceramic, gold, and silver Buddha images. Next we visit Ho Phra Keo—the royal temple that once housed the famous Emerald Buddha—, before continuing on to Laos’ most significant national monument Pha That Luang. We conclude our tour at Patuxay, known as "Arc de Triomphe" of Vientiane.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane
    Activities: Fly from Phonsavan to Vientiane - capital city of Laos. Take a sightseeing tour, visit some the most important landmarks in the city like Wat Sisaket, Wat Ho Phra Keo, national symbol Pha That Luang and Patuxay - the "Arc de Triomphe" of Vientiane.
  • DAY 13

    Vientiane departure
    Have breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy a free morning at your leisure before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: NA
    Activities: Free until transferring to the airport for flight home or to next destination.
Important Notes:
  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
Price Includes
  • AC land transfer in Car/ Minivan
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).
  • Services charges and government tax.

Price Excludes
  • Domestic flight: 100 USD/pax
  • EARLY Check in & LATE Check out at hotel
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services are not mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer
  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: Charge 100% of total rates

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  • Not recommended for child under 10

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