15 days the best of Vietnam and Laos
- Duration:15 days
- Destinations: Ho Chi Minh-Mekong-Cu Chi tunnel-Hoian-Hanoi-Halong bay-Luang Prabang-Vientiene
15 days best destination for Vietnam tours and Laos tours. In Vietnam, you start from Ho Chi Minh city, Hoi An and Hanoi, Halong bay. In Laos, we will visit most interesting places like Luang Prabang and Vientiane..
DAY 1: AIRPORT PICK UP AND HOTEL IN HO CHI MINH CITY (MEAL: NO)
Ben Thanh Market - Vietnam Tours Pickup from the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer the hotel. stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 2: CAI BE FLOATING MARKET - VINH LONG TOUR (MEAL: B / L)
Cai Be Vinh Long Tours.
8:00 Picking up from hotel/stay.
08:15 Starting drive to Cai Be. Short time to take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields.
10:30 Start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be Floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn.
Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature.
Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden, in Vinh Long. Head home to Ho Chi Minh City.
18:30 Arrive in your hotel.
DAY 3: CU CHI TUNNEL TOUR (MEAL: B / L)
Cu Chi Tunnel Tour- Ho Chi Minh Day Tour08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant
13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 4: NIGHT TRAIN TO DA NANG (MEAL: B)
Hoi An Day Tour Check out hotel before 12.00 noon and free time for you to discover the city. 18.00, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the train station.
stay overnight on the train.
The railway from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) station to Danang station is about 935 Kilometers. There are 4 trains including SE2. They depart every day and take about 17 hours (From Saigon to Danang or return). SE2: 19.30 departs; 12.30 noon arrive Da nang.
DAY 5: ARRIVE IN DA NANG AT NOON - PICK UP AND HOTEL IN HOI AN (MEAL: NO)
We pick you up from the train station and transfer you to Hoi An Old Town. Check in hotel in Hoi An and free time for you.
DAY 6: MY SON SANCTUARY TOUR (MEAL: B / L)
My Son Day Tours - My Son Boat Tour7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel 8:30 : Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river.
13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch & End your trip!.
DAY 7: FLIGHT TO HANOI - HOTEL IN HANOI (MEAL: B)
We pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Da nang Airport to cacth flight to Hanoi. Flight ticket information will be dilivered to you in advance. We will base on it to arrange the car. Landing on Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transfer to Hanoi Center (Hanoi Old Quarter) for check in.
DAY 8: HANOI - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON BOAT (MEAL: B / L / D)
Halong bay day tour - Halong bay cruise tourReady for this unique experience then board Alova Gold Cruise, for 2 days & 1 night exploring the breathtaking and peaceful view of Halong bay. Start cruising and enjoy our special feast of Vietnamese dishes while the cruise slowly slide on the romantic waves of Halong Bay. Relax on the sundeck or take part in our activities as kayaking, swimming, visiting Sung Sot cave and Ti Top Island, cooking class. With Alova Gold Cruises excellent service in hospitality you will feel home
08:00: Picking up guests from hotel/stay
08:30: Starting to drive to Ha Long Bay
10:30: Stopping over to stretch the legs on the way
12:30: Arriving in Ha Long Bay harbor
12:45: Boarding Alova Gold Cruise & welcome drink
13:00: Safety briefing & check in cabin
13:30: Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine
15:00: Kayaking or relaxing
16:30: Visit Titop Island or swimming
18:00: Cooking class
19:30: Dinner with Vietnamese Cuisine. Enjoying a romantic night at bar or doing squid fishing.
DAY 9: HALONG BAY - HANOI - HOTAL IN HANOI (MEAL: B / L)
Kayaking Halong Bay -Halong Bay Day Tour
07:00 Wake up call
07:30 Captain Breakfast
08:15 Visiting Sung Sot cave (Surprising Cave)
09:30 Check out cabin
10:30 Flower Carving Class
11:00 Time to say good bye to our crew
11:30 Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine at the restaurant in the harbor.
12:30 Let’s get on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi
14:00 Short stop to stretch the legs
16:30 Back to hotel in Hanoi. Recheckin hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 10: FLIGHT TO LUANG PRABANG, LAOS - CHECK IN HOTEL (MEAL: B)
Luang Prabang Tour - Lao day tourWe pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai Airport to cacth flight to Luang Prabang. Flight ticket information will be dilivered to you in advance. We will base on it to arrange the car. Landing on Luang Prabang Airport in Luang Prabang, you will be picked up and transfer to hotel in Luang Prabang for check in.
DAY 11: MEKONG RIVER - PAK OU CAVES (MEAL: B / L)
Pak Ou Cave - Laos Day TourToday, you will first visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a 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.
End route, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. You will arrive back in Luang Prabang in the late afternoon and continue by car to the outskirts of town to visit Ban Xangkhong , a village well-known for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
You will stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG - ELEPHANT RIDING (B / L)
Elephant Ridding Tour - Laos Elephant Ridding Tour8:30 am – 9:00 am: Depart your Hotel. Pick up by our English speaking guide
Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeting by our camp manager and participate in short briefing about elephants
Ride the Elephant: From the Elephant Camp, cross the Nam Khan River and ride along local village gardens, teak plantations and natural forest to the Elephant jungle camp (approximately 5 km). Ride on the howdah (elephant seat) or on your elephant’s neck
Lunch: Your lunch will be provided at the Elephant Village Restaurant (Buffet lunch served with Coffee or Tea and drinking water)
Short trekking along the Trail of Falls: Enjoy a mild trek (approximately 3 km) along a natural, crystal clear stream flowing down from the mountains which feeds the Tad Sae Waterfall. The water cascades over multilevel limestone formations forming pools surrounded by unique tropical vegetation (prepare to get wet: bring a towel, sandals, shorts and/or swimsuit)
Visit the Tad Sae Waterfall: Walking down the Trail of Falls you eventually arrive at the Tad Sae Waterfall. The perfect place for relaxing, before heading back to the Elephant Camp.
Short boat trip: Traverse the Nam Khan river in a traditional Lao long boat from the waterfall back to the Elephant Camp (approximately 10 min)
Depart: Transfer back to your Hotel approximately between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Note: Elephant Village reserves the right to break larger groups into smaller groups and/or operate tour activities in a different order than published above if the conditions of the day require it.
DAY 13: LUANG PRABANG - BUS TO VIENTIANE - HOTEL IN VIENTIANE (MEAL: B)
Move from Luang Prabang to Vientiane by bus is a great experience with 10 hours on bus and on a hilly road.
Stop over at Vang Vieng on the haft way.
DAY 14: VIENTIANE, BUDDHA PARK, THAT LUANG STUPA (MEAL: B)
That Luang Stuta - Vientiane Day TourVientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. Today, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national icon, the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
DAY 15: AIRPORT TRANSFER - VIENTIANE DEPARTURE (MEAL: B)
Based your your flight ticket (buy by yoursefl), we will arrange car to transfer you to the airport. please check out the hotel room before 12:00 at noon.
B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
14 nights accommodation included 12 nights in hotel, 1 night on the train, 1 night on Halong cruise
Flight ticket Danang to Hanoi (Vietnam airlines or VietJet)
Flight ticket Hanoi to Luang Prabang (Vietnam airlines or VietJet)
Overnight Train ticket Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang (soft sleeper, air-con)
Bus ticket from Luang Prabang to Vientiane (soft sleeper, air-con)
Airport transfer private car in Hanoi, Danang airport, Luang Prabang, Vientiane.
Train station transfer in Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang
Guided tour to Mekong delta - Cai Be floating market - Vinh long
Guided Tour to Cu Chi tunnel
Guided Tour to My Son Holiland in Hoi An
Guided Tour to Halong bay 2 days 1 night on Alova Gold Cruises
Guided Tour Mekong River - Pak Ou Caves (private car and guide)
Guided Tour Luang Prabang – Elephant Riding (private car and guide)
Guided Tour Vientiane, Buddha Park, That Luang Stupa (private car and guide)
Entrance tickets to all sites mentioned.
Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Tax and service charge
Hotel list (the first priority):
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (03 nights)
Name Silverland Central Hotel or similar hotel
Add 14-16 Le Lai St, Ben Thanh Ward, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Room type Superior room
Hotel in Hoi An (02 nights)
Name Vinh Hung 3 hotel or similar hotel
Add 96 Ba Trieu St., Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam
Room type Superior room
Hotel in Hanoi (02 nights)
Name Noble Boutique Hotel or similar hotel
Add No 98, Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hoan Kiem District - Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
Room type Deluxe room
Hotel in Ha Long(1 night)
Name Alova Gold Cruises or similar cruise
Add Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Halong / Bai Chay, Halong, Vietnam
Room type Deluxe room
Hotel in Luang Prabang (3 nights)
Name My Dream Resort or similar hotel
Add Ban Mougga village, Mougaga Street, Nam Khan River, Luang Prabang, Laos
Room type Classic room
Hotel in Vientiane (2 nights)
Name Beau Rivage Mekong
Add Fa Ngum Road, Ban Sythane Neua, P.O. Box 9015, Riverfront, Vientiane, Laos
Room type Superior room
Flight into Ho Chi Minh city and flight out of Vientiane
Visa to Vietnam and Laos
Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
Suggestion flight schedule: arrival airport to start package will be "Tan Son Nhat" Airport Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam/ package finish at Vientiane airport, Laos
Tour starts everydays, that means "always available". you only need to ask for availability if your travel date is 1 month before your booking date. Except BLACK OUT DATE: 6 - 16 Feb, 2016
Extending your trip (stay longer in a city) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you !
Upgrading to better services (hotel and tour) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you !
Children policy: 0- 4 years old: 40% charge, 5 – 8 years old: 80% charges (shared bed), 5 – 8 years old: 90% charges (Private bed), 9 and above: 100% charge (Private bed)
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
We will change the hotel to similar level hotel if above hotel is in fully booking or under renovaition
If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.
High Season surchage will be applied if your travel date is on Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr - please email us for details
Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, 30 Apr, 1 May, 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec: 70 USD/1 person/trip; BLACK OUT DATE: 6 Feb - 16 Feb, 2016 as it is Vietnamese NEW YEAR.
Please Make sure you have Visa to Vietnam and Laos