15 days best of vietnam laos package tour
- Tour code: VLD-SP02
- Duration: 15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS
- Discover Cu Chi tunnel, spend time to explore the maze of tunnels with countless trap doors, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, kitchens, and more.
- Explore Mekong delta where connect 6 countries,
- Sightseeing My Son Holyland, discover the beauty of Ancient building at of the Champa Kingdom & discover Hoi An ancient town
- Discover Ha Long world heritage, explore this beautiful area by kayaking, visit a big cave in Ha Long
- Flight to Luang Prabang, visit some famous temple in here such as Wat Xiengthong, Wat Aham... Kuang Si waterfall.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival
Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh centre to check in. Free time to relax and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Cu Chi tunnel tour (B,L)
The Cu Chi tunnels were used as hiding spots during Viet Nam war by Viet Cong soldiers and were also a base of operation to transfer communications, supplies, foods and weapons for the Viet Nam army. They also used the underground to continue practising their daily life such as eating, sleeping, having a plan for their attacks, healing their sick, teaching children and even giving a birth.
The tunnels have been converted into a large war memorial complex consisting of two main display sites at Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc. The Ben Duoc site contains part of the original tunnel system, while the Ben Dinh site features reconstructions that provide tourists with a fascinating experience of what the tunnels must have been like.
Start the tour at 08.00 Am at your hotel, we depart for Cu Chi.
Cu Chi Tunnels tours will help you discover area resides at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and served as the base from where Vietnamese guerilla soldier attacked Saigon. The fighters of Cu Chi took the war underground by developing a network of tunnels that stretched as far as Cambodia, which included: meeting rooms, kitchens and ventilation systems. These tunnels served as an effective network for engaging in guerilla warfare against U.S troops.
Don’t miss the experience of a short, exciting trip through this labyrinth of interlaced tunnels. In addition, we can see green paddy fields along the road to Cu Chi tunnels, and see how local peasants at work and buffaloes led by children…These are great pleasant sights and will offer you some insights into Vietnamese agriculture as well (Extra: you can use the gun here!).
We will spend time to explore the maze of tunnels with countless trap doors, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, kitchens, and more. Besides, we will enjoy the most popular food during war days at Cu Chi tunnels – the cassava
Back to Ho Chi minh city and have lunch around 13.00 - 13.30
Tour ends at your hotel after lunch.
Day 3: Mekong delta tour (B,L)
8:00: Depart Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. Upon arrival in My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a boat ride along the river, explore stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden.
After lunch, take a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a rowing boat under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Enjoy seasonal fruits and honey tea, while listen to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music" performed by the locals.
Visit a local family business, which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Taste delicious coconut candy, and observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Move on to Can Tho.
Tour ends in the late afternoon at your hotel.
- Day 4: HCM - Flight to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An, hotel check in ( B)
Day 5: My Son Sanctuary (B,L)
7:30 – 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 6: Hoi An free. Night train to HN (B)
You have free time to visit Hoi An ancient town. Get on the overnight train to Hanoi. You have nice time to experience Vietnam beauty along the coastline to the countryside then to Hanoi city through the train window. Food is served on the train at dining carriage with your own choice and payment.
Day 7: Hanoi arrival. Hotel check in
Upon arrival at Hanoi train station, our driver pick up and transfer to hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Free time at your own leisure.
Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay cruise. Overnight on cruise ( B,L,D)
7h45 - 8h30 Pick you up at your hotel.
12h30 Arrive at Tuan Chau harbour and refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding.
13h00 Transfer to cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in cabins. Cruise and program commence.
13h30-14h30 Special lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing by Dog islet, Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Hoa Cuong fishing village, Swan islet. After having lunch, the Oasis Bay will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Anchoring the vessels at Frog Pond area.
15h30-17h00 Explore this beautiful area by kayaking through the majestic scenery or swimming in emerald coloured water.
17h15-18h45 Relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls, or refresh yourself in outdoor Jacuzzi.
19h00-20h00 Enjoy a specially gourmet dinner.
21h00-23h00 Evening Activities, relax at leisure: squid fishing
Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B,L)
6h30 Wake up to a very special morning with an organized Tai chi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong.
7h00-7h30 Breakfast. Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices…
8h00-9h00 Visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay.
9h30 Check-out cabins and settle bills.
10h30 Lunch will be served while the Oasis Bay is crusing back to Tuan Chau harbor.
12h30-12h45 Shuttle bus pick guest up at Oasis Bay Lounge.
17h00-17h30 Arrive in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi - Luang Prabang by Flight (B)
Breakfast at hotel then check out for flight to Luang Prabang city in Laos.
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang international airport , then transfer to your hotel.
Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Authentic Luang Prabang - city tour (B)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Stop and visit fresh local markets and back to hotel for breakfast.
This morning, depart to visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The Continue to visit Wat Aham. Then, visit to the most photographed temple, Wat Xiengthong. Located at the end of peninsular closed to the confluence of Mekong and Khan River.
This afternoon, continue to former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.
Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel
Day 12: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou - Kuang Si Waterfall ( B)
This morning, embark on boat for a relaxing cruise on Mekong River. Visit Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. Cruise back to Luang Prabang.
This afternoon, travelling outskirt of Luang prabang, driving through green rice paddies and farms. Stop for visit few villages of H’mong and Lao loum people, your guide can introduce you to local people and its great opportunity for you to involving with their daily activities such as wooden cotton spinning, weaving, rice harvesting and green vegetable farms.
On your arrival at the Kuang Si waterfall, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued centre and enjoy front main waterfalls with spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. Driver back to Luang Prabang.
Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel
Day 13: Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng (B)
After breakfast, drive to Vang Vieng, drive passes through splendid scenery and past many panoramic lookout points on the winding mountaintop road. There are several stops en route to take photos in the scenery.
Arrive in Vang Vieng and descending the Nam Song by long tail boat leads us through idyllic scenes of rural life: a unique sight with the limestone mountain in the background.
Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel
Day 14: Vang Vieng - Vientiane ( B)
After breakfast, heading to Tham Jang cave 172 steps where you can see the spectacular views of the city and the landscape.
Then drive to Vientiane, about 4 hours from the capital. Arrival in Vientiane and visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues.
The huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda.
Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumph. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.
Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel
Day 15: Vientiane departure (B)
Free time until your transfer by our driver to the airport for your international flight.
END OF SERVICES
- All private airport transfers in Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Ha Noi,
- Luang Prabang, Vientiane
- English speaking guides (in guided tours as mentioned)
- Entrance fees
- Accommodation at hotels and cruise: 12 nights at hotels, 01 night on Halong Cruise, 01 night on the train
- Shuttle bus in guided group tours
- Boat trip in Mekong Delta
- Traditional Musis performance in Mekong
- Domestic flight ticket Ho Chi Minh to Danang
- Train ticket Danang to Hanoi (shared cabin, 04 bunks/cabin soft sleepers)
- International flight ticket Hanoi - Luang Prabang
- Boat trip in My Son
- Boat trip and private ensuite cabin on Halong Bay Cruise
- Kayaking activity in Halong
- Squid fishing
- All meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Tax and service charges
- International flight tickets to Ho Chi minh and departure Vientiane
- Surcharges for holiday time and Gala Dinner at hotels
- Visa to Vietnam & Laos
- Beverages and meals that are not mentioned clearly
- Personal, travel and health insurance
- Early check in and late check out
- Single room supplement if request
- Drinks during meals
- Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff
- Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Event