SAIGON / HOI AN / HANOI / HALONG BAY / VIENTIANE / LUANG PRABANG
Experience best of Vietnam and Laos with following itinerary that allow you a great trip starting from colonial Saigon, to Hoi An and Da Nang as well as Hanoi. Your trip come to an end in Luang Prabang before visiting capital Vientiane.
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel by private car. Check in hotel and relax to refresh from the long international fly.
Excursion to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. The Vietnamese are proud of their resolve in their prolonged history of struggle against invading armies, and the story of the people of Cu Chi is indicative of that spirit. The residents of Cu Chi then took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels that, at its height, stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens, and triage areas.
After lunch, take a visit to Reunification Palace (the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975), Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office, Cho lon – the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City and the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai), one of the most interesting pagodas in Vietnam. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Our Mekong Delta tour start with a drive to Vinh Long, enjoy a boat cruise to the Cai Be floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging goods from their boats, and then go to Binh Hoa Phuoc islet where the maze o shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a chance to mighle with local peasants, learn the secrets of their bonsai gardening. Visit local homes where the famillies produce tiles and ceramics; drop into rice-paper kiln and coconut-candy kiln; and observe daily country life. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local home will be arranged.
Afternoon, drive to Can Tho and check in hotel. In the evening, wandering around the night market will be recommended for you to have some evening exercise after dinner.
Visit Cai Rong floating market from from Ninh Kieu and sail along the Can Tho River. After breakfast and a short rest in hotel, we will drive back to Saigon airport for onward flight to Danang. Upon arrive in Danang, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel in Hoi an
Excursion to visit My Son – Vietnam’s most important Cham site and an ancient religious center in the late 4th century and lasted till 13th century – a longest period of development of any monument in Southeast Asia.
Afternoon, continue to visit Hoi an ancient town – one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century and was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. There are plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda
Enjoy a chilling morning t your own until transfer to Hue in the afternoon. Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, it is well known for its historic monuments which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. In the evening, enjoy a royal dinner in a royal residence with a descendant of the imperial family, it is a unique experience for you to experience the imperial life in ancient time
Enjoy a half-day city tour to visit Hue Citadel – Vietnam’s former imperial capital and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
In the afternoon, transfer to Phu Bai airport in Hue for an onward flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, arrive and check in for an overnight stay
Spend the day cruising amongst spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from emerald waters. Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. You’ll even explore one of the bay’s many caves. Spend a night onboard before returning to Hanoi the next day. This evening see a traditional water puppet show.
Enjoy a private tour in Vietnam’s charming capital, a visit including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of literature and Hanoi Old Quarter.
In the late afternoon we transfer to airport for a flight to Vientiane, capital of Laos
You full day city tour will take you to visit the highlights of Vientiane including history of Laos by visiting the National Museum, then visit the temple Wat Sisaket which is the oldest surviving temple with thousands of Buddhist images. The temple Wat Prakeo which housing the famous Emerald Buddha image really amazed the Indochina tour makers.
Your full day Vientiane city tour will also visit the symbolic site That Luang Stupa and Patuxay Monument.
Today you will continue best of Vietnam and Laos with a flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will meet your private local guide from Vietnameseprivatetours.com and escort you to hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you can wander around the city and the night market to discover local life of Luang Prabang
Your day will starts from an early visit to the alms ritual in the morning, you will accepts the blessing by monks who you give the alms. Have breakfast in the hotel and then start the half day excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax.
Drive back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture, visit the Royal Palace Musem to learn some history of Laos. Then visit the Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun
Rest of the day at your leisure to relax and explore the city, you can enjoy some drinks in one of the cafés or strolling along the beautiful riverside.
A free day at your own leisure, you can spend the day relaxed in your hotel with a swimming pool or choose from our optional tours such as a day trip to visit Pak Ou cave as well as local ethnic minority villages.
End of the trip, our transfer service will take you to the airport to catch your departure flight.