Highlight Tour: Best of Vietnam and Laos

Highlights:

If you have packed Vietnam and Laos into your vacation plan, this highlight tour will be just for you!

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This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

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Laos
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Vietnam
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Route:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel - Cai Lay - Da Nang - Hue - Hai Van Pass - Hoi An - Hanoi - Lao Cai - Ha Long - Luang Prabang - Khouangsi Waterfall - Pak Ou Cave - Xiangkhoang - Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse

Itinerary

Day1:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Meet and greet by your tour guide upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, and then transfer directly to hotel for check in.We leave rest of the day for you to relax.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day2:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

In the morning, we travel to visit Thien Hau Temple, Binh Tay Market and FITO museum - the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine. After lunch, visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.Transfer back to Hotel.Overnight in HCMC.

Day3:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

In the morning, travel by transfer to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, you will enjoy a scenic drive through idyllic paddy flatlands and countryside. Arrive at Cu Chi tunnels for a fascinating guided tour of this amazing three-floor labyrinth of underground passages stretching a staggering 250kilometres from Saigon to the Cambodian border. After Cu chi, transfer to Cao Dai temple at Tay Ninh town for a trip, you will arrive at the temple in time for the midday service giving you the chance to listen to chanting devotees. The temple’s exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes. After lunch return to HCMC.Overnight in HCMC.

Day4:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Cai Lay - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Morning your guide will pick you up for a full day tour Mekong. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be. The gate way to Mekong delta, known as the "rice bowl” of Vietnam. From Cai be, you take a boat trip crossing on the Mekong river to Cai Be Floating market that was one of the famous floating market in the Mekong Delta.Landing an island you visit to the coconut candy workshop, popcorn, rice paper made by local people. Having a nice lunch at Anhvo ancient house’s garden with "elephant ear fish" & ‘Banh Xeo" a local favorite.After lunch travel to Cai Lay and 2ns time boarding in the canals, you will look the scenery like jungle , "Monkey bridge " & fishing nets…And then you ride bicycle tour around the village, meeting and talking with the farmers who are very friendly and kindly, you also stop at the rice field. Tour ends and return to Ho Chi Minh City.Overnight in HCMC.

Day5:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Da Nang - Hue

Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Danang. Meet on arrival at Danang / International airport and directly transfer to Hue via Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean & Clouds), passing through many pretty red-tiled villages with fruit orchards, enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea. Enjoy seafood lunch at Lang Co fishing village. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. Visit Imperial Citadel, Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.

Day6:

Hue - Hai Van Pass

Breakfast at hotel, take a boat trip on Perfume River to Linh Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) and Minh Mang tomb.Lunch followed by a visit to Tu Duc & Khai Dinh tombs. In the evening: Enjoy traditional folk music on boat. Overnight in Hue.

Day7:

Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Travel back to Danang - Start your tour upon arrival before visiting Cham Museum, Marble Mountains and China Hue Beach before proceed to Hoi An old town. Lunch at local restaurant - Discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Walking tour in Hoi An to Chinese Assembly Hall & Temples, old houses & Japanese Covered Bridge.Overnight in Hoi An.

Day8:

Hoi An

In the morning, a local tour guide pick you up at the hotel’s lobby, go walking around Hoi An ancient town to the port where you will embark on the boat. In this boat trip, you can enjoy the busy daily life of Hoi An people. Continue to Thanh Ha pottery village where you can learn and enjoy the daily life of Thanh Ha people. Observe all the steps of making a pottery product: vase, pot, kettle, cooking pot,...embark on the boat to visit Kim Bong carpentry village, listen to the history of the village, come to visit the ship-building yards, see the handicrafts and sculptures. Return to Hoi An where your tour ends. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day9:

Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi

After breakfast, transfer to Danang airport for a morning flight to Hanoi 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. On this afternoon city tour, you will take a 20 minute drive from your hotel to the very impressive Museum of Ethnology, among the finest of Vietnam's museums. You will see many exhibits, photographs and actual houses inhabited by some of the 54 ethnic people in Vietnam. It will offer a truly colorful introduction to these ethnic tribes. From here, you will enjoy a one hour cycle tour of Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Lastly, in the late afternoon, you will be enchanted by the legends and stories told at the Thang Long Water Puppet Show that no one should miss while visiting Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day10:

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi

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 and overnight in a Sapa hotel. Overnight in Sapa.

Day11:

Lao Cai - Hanoi

After having breakfast, pick up and transfer to have a colorful ethnic market tour. 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.

Day12:

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.

Day13:

Ha Long

Continue your 2nd day cruise tour, you will have many daytime activities, including cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Surprise Cave and kayaking around Bat Cave area (the itinerary could be revised flexibly based on weather conditions). Lunch is served on board mid-day. After lunch, guests will pay a visit to Pearl Farm in the afternoon. Overnight on Board.

Day14:

Ha Long - Hanoi

Continue your cruise tour for the 3rd day, guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay. After breakfast on board, we will travel to Tuan Chau Port, where you will be picked up and transfer to Hanoi for overnight.

Day15:

Hanoi - Luang Prabang

Free at leisure in the morning, before transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Welcome to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival in Luangsay pier, meet your guide transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day16:

Luang Prabang - Khouangsi Waterfall

After breakfast, we start yout tour by visiting the majors sites included National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong. Afternoon, we drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicrafts as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day17:

Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave

After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise tour upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving.Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day18:

Luang Prabang - Xiangkhoang

Today we are driving about 6-7 hours to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we drive out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. Overnight in Xieng Khaung.

Day19:

Xiangkhoang - Vientiane

After breakfast, Visit Phonsavanh market before we also have time, this afternoon seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Around 1500pm, transfer you to Phonsavang Airport to take a short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane Capital, Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day20:

Vientiane

After breakfast, we start you trip by visiting 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 previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.Afternoon, we start to visit the major sight out of town about 30 km, visit Buddha Park, a blend of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures created by mystical monk on parkland located by the Mekong River and the impressive Lao- Thai Friendship Bridge. En route stop at Lao/Thai Bridge, taking photos before continue to the park. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day21:

Vientiane - Pakxe/Pakse

Early morning transfer you to Wattay Airport to t a flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, you are met and drive ahead to Saravanh province via Tateng. The stumbling water and lush vegetation around Tad Fan waterfall of today’s Atacular. We make a stop en route observing the traditional local making tea and coffee, a cup its can be tasted prior exploring the local cultures and its way of life along the way to Boloven Plateau area, the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops are being seen along both side of our way. This is allowed time for visitors to venture off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser-known areas of Laos pointing for full exploration of the wild beauty of this southern region, Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit villages of Alak, Nge, Katu, the ethnic group of minority. Return to town later afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.

Day22:

Pakxe/Pakse

After breakfast, we are heading out toward Khong Island; en route visit the pre-angkorian, ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia’s most dramatically situated temples. Explore these Khmer ruins, perched atop a nearby hill, which is one of Lao World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dated back to the 9-12th centuries. We continue our way to 4000 islands region by land. Overnight in Don Khong.

Day23:

Pakxe/Pakse

After Breakfast, we enjoy a visit of the surrounding countryside, and board on a long trail boat tour to Don Khone area, taking you to visit the remains of French period, Li phi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". We return to the mainland at Ban Nakasang, a fishery village and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng on the journey, the biggest waterfall in the South East Asia, it is really the impressive sight then lush vegetation near the Lao-Cambodian border, which is teeming with wildlife and it is one of the loveliest destinations in Laos. Return to Pakse later afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.

Day24:

Pakxe/Pakse

Tour ends today. After breakfast transfer to you to Pakse Airport for your safety flight back to fly back home.

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Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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