This culture tour brings you to norther Vietnam, places to visit include Hanoi, Sapa, Lao Chai; and to southern Laos, Pakse to check what "Four Thousand Islands" look like.
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Hanoi - Lao Cai - Ha Long - Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse
Upon your arrival at the Hanoi International Airport, our driver will meet you with BAT (short for Bravo Asia Tours) welcoming Board and then escort you to your hotel. We leave the rest of the day to you to relax and recover from Jet lag. Overnight in Hanoi.
Travel through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam's first capital, HOA LU. Visit to the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty and The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers.Continue yout tour to TAM COC through stunning limestone karst valleys surrounded by picturesque fields and villages, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs. On arrival in TAM COC have a Vietnamese lunch. After lunch, board your private sampan for a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. After the boat trip, take a leisure walk through rice fields to visit picturesque Thai Vi temple or drive to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order before returning to Hanoi for overnight. Overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Lao Cai
After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car; check-in your hotel. Overnight in Sapa.
Lao Cai - Hanoi
After having breakfast, pick up and transfer to visit a colorful ethnic market. The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. Market days: Can Cau Market - Saturdays, Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays, Cao Son Market - Wednesdays, Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays, Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays, Back to Hanoi by private car in the late afternoon, check in hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Ha Long
Have a one-day cruise tour to Ha Long Bay to enjoy the stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains. Passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet. After that, we take passengers to have a visit the Thien Cung Cave. Overnight on board.
Ha Long - Hanoi
Start your 2nd day Ha Long Bay cruise tour with Tai Chi on the sundeck in the morning. then continue to climb Titov Island, After the climb, there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim. Transfer back to Hanoi airport for a late afternoon flight to Vientiane. Overnight in Vientiane.
Hanoi - Vientiane
After breakfast, we start to visit Wat Sisaket, the city's oldest temple. Dates back to 1818, Wat Sisaket is the most important heritage temple now standing in Laos. It houses thousands of Buddha images from many countries, long lost architectural styles, sculptures and paintings; Wat Prakeo, former royal temple of the Lao monarchy and originally built in 1565, is home to the Emerald Buddha image, Buddhist sculptures are displayed along the perimeter wall, including a 6th to 9th century Dvaravati-style stone Buddha and several standing and sitting Buddhas. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. In the afternoon, we take a short drive out of the city to visit the Buddha Park where hundreds of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures brought from India are displayed. Return to the city and enjoy the sunset on the Mekong River. Overnight in Vientiane.
Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse
Early breakfast, then transfer to Wattay airport for your flight to Pakse, the provincial capital of Champasack where the Mekong and Sedon rivers meet. Upon arrival, our tour guide will meet you at the airport. you will be transferred to a long-tail boat for a 2.5 hour trip to Champasak. You are welcomed on board with a drink and a set lunch menu is served. The highlight on the trip in the afternoon is to take some local transportation and visit Vat Phou ruins and museum: the majestic pre-Angkorian 10th century temple complex. You are transferred back to the boat to enjoy the tropical sunset on the deck. A set menu dinner is served on boat and the boat docks for the night at Ban Mouang. Overnight on Vat Phou Cruise.
A continental breakfast is served on board. The first stop of your tour is at Huei Thamo village in order to visit some rural life and a mysterious hidden forest temple called “Oum Muong”. After you are back on board, the boat starts to cruise southwards passing by the wilderness paradise of “4,000 Islands”. A set menu lunch is served on board. By late afternoon the second stop is at Ban Deua Tia where you can travel through this small Laotian village to observe a traditional way of life. A set menu dinner is served on board and the boat docks for a night at Ban Deua Tia. Overnight on Vat Phou Cruise.
A continental breakfast is served on board. The boat trip ends at Ban Veuthong where you travel by a small boat to Khone Island. You will visit the old French railway and walk across a bridge which links Khone Island and Det Island. After that, you are transferred to the mainland by a small boat to Xieng Di fishing village for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. A bus transfers you to Pha Pheng waterfall also known as “The Niagara of The East” and you will arrive in Pakse around 04.00pm Transfer to hotel in Pakse for check-in. Free at leisure at the rest of day on your own. Overnight in Pakse.
Tour ends today. You will have free time till our guide meets you and escorts you to the airport for your international flight ongoing to the next destination.