8-Day Tour in Vietnam and Laos with Accommodation

This itinerary lets you explore the timeless charm Vietnam and the simply beautiful Laos: combining the best highlights of Vietnam with the most popular destinations of Laos in a 8 days. Start in Vietnam to visit Hanoi, city of Peace, Ha Long Bay, with an overnight on the junks and limestone karsts. This itinerary continue in visit the temples of Vientiane, the majesty of Luang Prabang and complete your holiday in Laos.
This 08-day trip is deliberately designed to ensure you won’t feel rushed, benefitting from plenty of all-important free time to explore yourself.

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$1,662

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Accommodation chosen or similar based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
    • All local boat rentals and in the program. Cruise Seat in coach (SIC) junk in Ha Long bay
    • Transfer from and to the airports by private hicle with A/C.
    • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
    • Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam
    • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet
    • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Pak Ou Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Kuang Si Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Si Muang
    What's excluded :
    • Late check out or Early check in
    • Single supplement
    • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    • All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax
    • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam (25 USD for one 1 month or 3 month single entry visa).
    • Vietnam visa authorization letter (10 USD/ pax).
    • Visa fee upon arrival in Cambodia (30 USD/ pax). Lao visa fee (40 USD/ pax)
    • Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

  • Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi

    Stop At: Hanoi, Hanoi
    Arrive in Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel in downtown Hanoi.
    Overnight in Hanoi.
    Distance Noi Bai Airport – Hanoi Central: 30 km  50 minute transfer
    Duration: 50 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel De La Seine (Superior Room)


    Day 2: Ha Noi City Tour

    Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, 2 Hung Vuong Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    08:00 A.m: We will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda,The French colonial Styled Presidential Palace and the historical Temple of Literature, the first university of VietNam, built in 1070 in honor of confucius

    Note: Please kindly take note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (the inside) will be opened only in the morning. It will be closed every Monday and Friday. Besides the outside of Ho chi Minh Mausoleum, you can still visit Ba Dinh square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s House on stilt, One pillar pagoda as normal. Museum of Ethnography also closed every Monday.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Thang Long Water Puppet, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000 Vietnam
    In the afternoon we will see the Museum of Ethnology then we will attend a traditional Water Puppet show. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists – men and women – stand waist deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The audience is meant to experience the atmosphere of a village festival. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake (The Restored Sword Lake) and the Ngoc Son Temple, which is on an island in the northern part of the lake. We will enjoy a Cyclo tour along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Old Quarter includes 36 old streets with each name representative of the type of merchandise sold in it.
    Overnight in Ha Noi.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel De La Seine (Superior Room)

    Day 3: Ha Noi – Ha Long overnight on boat

    Stop At: Halong Bay Vietnam
    After breakfast, 7:45 A.m drive to Halong Bay (3,5 hours), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whoever comes to Vietnam should not miss the chance to visit Halong Bay, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea.
    Halong Bay is in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) gulf and stretches over an area of 1,500 km2 with three thousand green islands that look like jewels. Upon arrival at the harbor we will embark on a junk. We will enjoy tour visit Ha Long as mentioned program on cruise for 2 days 1 nihgts.
    Overnight on the junk.
    Distance Halong –Hanoi: 165km à 4 hour transfer included breaktime on the way
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: APRICOT CRUISE - 2D1N ; Deluxe Room; Night Cabin


    Day 4: Ha Long - Ha Noi by flight Luang Prabang

    Stop At: Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
    After gazing at the sunrise, you will navigate through the numerous oddly shaped limestone outcrops. Stop by a cove for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Have a brunch on boat
    In the afternoon return to Hanoi. guide pick up and transfer to airport flight LUANG PRABANG
    overnight LUANG PRABANG
    Distance Halong –Hanoi: 165km à 4 hour transfer included breaktime on the way
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Sunrise Garden House (Standard Room)


    Day 5: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves

    Stop At: Pak Ou Caves, Near Pak Ou the Tham Ting Near the Village of Ban Pak Ou - Mekong River, Ban Pak-Ou 0603 Laos
    After breakfast, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. We then embark on a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious 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 arrival back in the city, we will visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Prabath to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Sunrise Garden House (Standard Room)

    Day 6: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls – Vientiane (flight)

    Stop At: Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang 06000 Laos
    Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.

    From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life
    After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River.
    If time permits, we will visit UXO Visitor Center (closed on Saturday, and Sunday), where you can find the documentation about the secret war in Laos.
    We then visit the Buffalo Dairy Farm, which is the first of its kind in Laos. The farm helps Lao farmer have benefits from the dairy products from their buffaloes, that they cannot imagine before.
    This then takes us to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals.
    You have the rest of the afternoon to refresh with the cool clear water, or hiking to the top of the waterfalls.
    There is also the chance to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene, and explore the hidden waterfalls, which is rarely visited by other tourists
    If you wish, we will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
    On the way back to Luang Prabang, we then transfer out to the airport to take the flight to Vientiane.

    Overnight in Vientiane
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Xaysomboun Boutique Hotel (Superior Room)


    Day 7: Vientiane – Buddha Park

    Stop At: Wat Si Muang, 15 Rue Bourichane, Vientiane 0100 Laos
    In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. We then transfer out to see Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe.
    In the afternoon, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple 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 Lao’s national icon, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. A spectacular view over the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day.
    Overnight in Vientiane
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Xaysomboun Boutique Hotel (Superior Room)

    Day 8: Vientiane Departure

    Stop At: Vientiane, Vientiane, Vientiane Prefecture
    You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before taking the departure flight
    End of Services
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Noibai Airport, Hanoi Vietnam
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by EXPLORE REAL ASIA (ERA CO., LTD)

Activity ID: V-256150P7

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