12 Days Best of Vietnam & Laos Adventure

12 Days Best of Vietnam & Laos Adventure

Tour price: 1998 USD
Length: 12 Days
City: from Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon)
Tour code: VI-MUL15
Highlight: 12 days Vietnam tour will take you to Vietnam to Indochina to discover the beauty of Vietnam and Laos. You will visit Halong bay, Hoian ancient town, bustling Ho Chi Minh city, Mekogn delta and Luang prabang in Laos. Most meal include, all land transportations, tour guide admission fees, hotel accommodation and more.

Inclusions

Inclusion:

- Accommodation as in itinerary hotel in  DBL/TWN share with daily breakfast

- Boat trip

- Private airport transfer by air-conditioned vehicle

- English speaking local guides (spot guides)

- Meals as mentioned in local restaurants with B: breakfast, L: lunch and D: dinner

- Entrance fees for mentioned visits

- Ticket for water puppet show

- Group Ho Chi Minh city tour

- Group Mekong delta tour

- Group Cu Chi tunnels tour

-  Group tour Halong bay 2 days cruise tour

- Luang Prabang tour

Exclusion:

- International airfare to and from Vietnam

- Beverage for all meals

- Tips for guides and drivers

- Personal expenses as telephone, laundry, etc.

- Others are not indicated in the above inclusion

- Flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang (185usd/1person)

Notes:

Thi tour price is applied for booking at least 2 pax.

Available : Daily departure from 1 Oct 2014 to 30 Oct 2015

Blackout date : Luna new year (13-23 Feb 2015)

Price& Available

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1:  HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL (NO MEAL)
Pick up at the airport upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in HCMC.
 
DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS  (B,L)
After breakfast we depart at 8:00 am for Cu Chi Tunnel. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You 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 you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47.   Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!
Lunch at local restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city.
Free time in in afetrnoon. 
Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA TOUR (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
8:00 am, our tour guide pick you at your hotel, then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus. During 2hours bus drive to My Tho you will have chance to see many activities of local people while travel along the road and enjoy nice scenery of green rice paddy fields. We stop at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple- the unique religion of Vietnam, taking pictures, listen to the guide explain about the temple architecture and Cao Dai religion philosophy. Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River. 
The boat take you to Xep canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a small islet. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.
Continue walking on the village’s road and have a horse cart trip along village road. Get off for a rowing boat in the small canal to the motor-boat and then head to the restaurant on the other islet. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at a local family. Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty – Deep Fried Elephant ear fish.
Afternoon: Back to Ho Chi Minh City around 5 pm. Free time for dinner then and trasfer to the train station for an overnight train to Danang starting at 7:00pm. Overnight in soft sleeper cabin with air-con.
 
DAY 4: DANANG - HOIAN (FREE TIME) (B,L)
11:45am arrive in Danang train station, you will be pickup and transfer to the hotel in Hoian.
Free at leisure ti the hotel.
Overnight in Hoian.
 
DAY 5: HOIAN - MY SON HOLYLAND TOUR (B,L)
7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel (in Hoi An ancient town area).
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 Cau Lau 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 before
stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village.
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. End your trip! Overnight In Hoian.
 
DAY 6: HOIAN - HANOI BY FLIGHT (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Today you are free for leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi, our driver will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
 
DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG GROUP TOUR ON CRUISE(B,L,D)
8:00am pick up at the hotel and depart to Halong bay, we drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.
Overnight on a junk. 
 
DAY 8: HA LONG BAY - BOAT CRUISE - HANOI (B,L)
Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf.  Our bus will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00pm.
Overnight in Hanoi. 
 
DAY 9: HANOI - LUANG PRABANG (B)
Breakfasta t the hotel. Free time until time transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang.
Welcome on arrival in Luang prabang and transfer to the hotel for checkin. 
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 
DAY 10: LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVE - KUANGSI WATERFALL (B,L)
After breakfast, embark on a two hour cruise in a long-tail boat on the Mekong River and visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. En route, typical Laotian villages are barely visible behind thick foliage. Wooden canoes bobbing by the shore attached to bamboo poles can be seen everywhere while floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Arrive at Pak Ou and explore the sanctuaries which consist of two large caves. Both repositories house thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimetres to two meters in height. Returning to Luang Prabang by car.
In the afternoon drive south to one of Luang Prabang’s most picturesque sights, the Kuang Si waterfall. On arrival, take a leisurely hike through the national park towards the Kuang Si waterfall. For the more adventurous, continue to the top of the main waterfall where you may choose to swim in a large pool. Transfer back to your hotel by private vehicle. Free time to explore the colorful night Bazaar 
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 
DAY 11: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR (B)
If you’re able to wake up before dawn (05:30am)  to witness and participate in offering alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks – an awe-inspiring sight dating back generations in Laos. Optional walking through the morning market where all local products are being sold, watch the town come to life in the morning then return to the hotel for breakfast. (If you do not wish to make an offering, please keep an appropriate distance and observe the ritual in silence. Dress appropriately – shoulders, chest and legs should be covered). 
After breakfast, start your visit to the Royal Palace, which is now a National Museum and houses the precious exhibits that used to be possessions of the former Laos Royal family. (Open from 8:30am to 11.30am and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm daily except on Tuesdays) Continue with the exploration of the main Buddhist temples of Luang Prabang including; Wat Visoun, a 16th century temple which serves as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, built in the early 19th century temple and Wat Xiengthong, a 16th century temple which epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture. Take the opportunity to interact with the monks at the Wat Mai temple before ending the day with a climb of 328 steps to the top of Phousi Hill. Where you can watch the sun set over Luang Prabang town and the two rivers and forested hills which form its natural borders. Free time in the afternoon.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 
DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG - DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.
 

DAY 1:  HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL (NO MEAL)
Pick up at the airport upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in HCMC.
 
DAY 2: CU CHI TUNNELS  (B,L)
After breakfast we depart at 8:00 am for Cu Chi Tunnel. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You 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 you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47.   Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!
Lunch at local restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city.
Free time in in afetrnoon. 
Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA TOUR (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
8:00 am, our tour guide pick you at your hotel, then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus. During 2hours bus drive to My Tho you will have chance to see many activities of local people while travel along the road and enjoy nice scenery of green rice paddy fields. We stop at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple- the unique religion of Vietnam, taking pictures, listen to the guide explain about the temple architecture and Cao Dai religion philosophy. Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River. 
The boat take you to Xep canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a small islet. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.
Continue walking on the village’s road and have a horse cart trip along village road. Get off for a rowing boat in the small canal to the motor-boat and then head to the restaurant on the other islet. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at a local family. Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty – Deep Fried Elephant ear fish.
Afternoon: Back to Ho Chi Minh City around 5 pm. Free time for dinner then and trasfer to the train station for an overnight train to Danang starting at 7:00pm. Overnight in soft sleeper cabin with air-con.
 
DAY 4: DANANG - HOIAN (FREE TIME) (B,L)
11:45am arrive in Danang train station, you will be pickup and transfer to the hotel in Hoian.
Free at leisure ti the hotel.
Overnight in Hoian.
 
DAY 5: HOIAN - MY SON HOLYLAND TOUR (B,L)
7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel (in Hoi An ancient town area).
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 Cau Lau 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 before
stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village.
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. End your trip! Overnight In Hoian.
 
DAY 6: HOIAN - HANOI BY FLIGHT (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. 
Today you are free for leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi, our driver will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
 
DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG GROUP TOUR ON CRUISE(B,L,D)
8:00am pick up at the hotel and depart to Halong bay, we drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.
Overnight on a junk. 
 
DAY 8: HA LONG BAY - BOAT CRUISE - HANOI (B,L)
Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf.  Our bus will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00pm.
Overnight in Hanoi. 
 
DAY 9: HANOI - LUANG PRABANG (B)
Breakfasta t the hotel. Free time until time transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang.
Welcome on arrival in Luang prabang and transfer to the hotel for checkin. 
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 
DAY 10: LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVE - KUANGSI WATERFALL (B,L)
After breakfast, embark on a two hour cruise in a long-tail boat on the Mekong River and visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. En route, typical Laotian villages are barely visible behind thick foliage. Wooden canoes bobbing by the shore attached to bamboo poles can be seen everywhere while floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Arrive at Pak Ou and explore the sanctuaries which consist of two large caves. Both repositories house thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimetres to two meters in height. Returning to Luang Prabang by car.
In the afternoon drive south to one of Luang Prabang’s most picturesque sights, the Kuang Si waterfall. On arrival, take a leisurely hike through the national park towards the Kuang Si waterfall. For the more adventurous, continue to the top of the main waterfall where you may choose to swim in a large pool. Transfer back to your hotel by private vehicle. Free time to explore the colorful night Bazaar 
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 
DAY 11: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR (B)
If you’re able to wake up before dawn (05:30am)  to witness and participate in offering alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks – an awe-inspiring sight dating back generations in Laos. Optional walking through the morning market where all local products are being sold, watch the town come to life in the morning then return to the hotel for breakfast. (If you do not wish to make an offering, please keep an appropriate distance and observe the ritual in silence. Dress appropriately – shoulders, chest and legs should be covered). 
After breakfast, start your visit to the Royal Palace, which is now a National Museum and houses the precious exhibits that used to be possessions of the former Laos Royal family. (Open from 8:30am to 11.30am and from 1.30pm to 3.30pm daily except on Tuesdays) Continue with the exploration of the main Buddhist temples of Luang Prabang including; Wat Visoun, a 16th century temple which serves as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, built in the early 19th century temple and Wat Xiengthong, a 16th century temple which epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture. Take the opportunity to interact with the monks at the Wat Mai temple before ending the day with a climb of 328 steps to the top of Phousi Hill. Where you can watch the sun set over Luang Prabang town and the two rivers and forested hills which form its natural borders. Free time in the afternoon.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
 
DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG - DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.