15 DAY VIETNAM & LAOS

15 DAY VIETNAM & LAOS
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Destinations:Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An - Ha Noi - Ha Long - Luang Prabang
Duration: 15 days
Price From: 2399 USD

Take the Trip of a Lifetime! Mekong Delta , Explore Ho Chi Minh City - The Old Saigon, Visit UNESCO Listed My Son Sanctuary, Spend the Night on Ha Long Bay, Enjoy a Delicious Foodie Tour in Hoi An, Peek Into The Cu Chi Tunnels, Discover the Kuangsi Waterfall and So Much More! Includes Hotel Stays, Some Meals, Domestic Flight, Transfers, Entry Fees, English-Speaking Guide and More! Daily departure available! Don't Miss Out on this Breathtaking Adventure!

 

DAY 1 - Ho Chi Minh City Arrival  (Meal: No )

Enjoy welcome drink while doing the check in your hotel. You are free to explore HCMC – the most active city of Vietnam by yourself the rest of the day.

Overnight in hotel in HCMC

 

DAY 2 - Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre (Meal: B, L)

7.30-07.50: Our tour guide will pick up you from hotel

Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. 

On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

Then you will be back to your hotel and relax.

Overnight in hotel in HCMC

 

DAY 3 - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel Tour (Meal: B, L )

7.30-07.50: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors 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 visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

13:00   Back to Ho Chi Minh City. Have lunch in a local restaurant

15:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in hotel in HCMC

 

DAY 4 - HCMC – Flight to Da Nang – Check in hotel in Hoi An (Meal: B) 

Have breakfast at your hotel, you are free until our driver pick you up to the airport to take short flight to Da Nang. Our driver will transfer you to Hoi An

Recheck in hotel in Hoi An. You spend the rest of the day on your leisure.

Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

 

DAY 5 - Hoi An  - Free and easy (Meal: B)  

You will have breakfast at hotel, the rest of the day is spent at your leisure. You can continue discovering Hoi An ancient houses, great combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture. Or you can take a taxi to An Bang beach which is 10 km away from Hoi An.

Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

 

DAY 6 - Hoi An – My Son Holly Land (Meal: B, Light lunch) 

8:00 – 8.30: The  bus  and  tour  guide  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel . 

8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son Sanctuary.

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 boat station.

Then your will travel back to your hotel.

Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

 

DAY 7 - Hoi An - Airport transfer -overnight train to Hanoi  (Meal: B) 

After breakfast, you will stay in leisure time until our driver come to hotel to pick you up to the Da Nang Railway station and take train to Hanoi.

SE20: 18h40 Arrival: 12h30

you can upgrade to flight then extra night in Hanoi incur a surcharge- please contact us for more information

Overnight on train

Note: please check out hotel before 12:00 p.m

 

DAY 8 - Ha Noi Arrival (Meal: No)

Today, you will arrive Hanoi and we will pick you from Hanoi Rail Way Station to the Hotel and check in Hotel in hanoi- in the afternoon you will be free and easy at your leisure time to discovery Hanoi old quarter, or you can add on Hanoi street food tour in the afternoon

 

Overnight in hotel in Ha Noi

 
DAY 9 - Hanoi - Halong Bay (Meal: B, L, D )

08.00 – 08.30: Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to HalongBay.

12.30 – 13.00: Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.

13.30 – 14.30: Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.

15.00 – 16.00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

16.00 – 17.00: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.

17.00 –17.30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

17.30 – 19.00: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.

19.00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board

*You can leave your luggage at hotel, remember to bring your passport

 

DAY 10 - Halong Bay - Hanoi – Recheck in hotel (Meal: B, L )

06.30 – 07.15: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.

07.30 – 08.30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.

09.00 – 10.00: Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.

10.15: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.

10.15 – 11.00: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.

11.00 – 12.15: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12.15 – 12.30: Disembark V’Spirit Classic.

12.30 – 13.00: Transfer back to Hanoi.

Trip finishes at around 17h00.

Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

 

DAY 11 - Ha Noi – Luang Prabang (B) – 1 hour 10 minutes by flight

Transfer (no guide) to Noi Bai airport to catch the flight to Luang Prabang, Laos. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is your own time at leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

DAY 12 - Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave  (B/L)

Today, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then embark on a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On arrival back in the city, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.  Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Prabath to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

DAY 13 - Luang Prabang - KUANG SI WATERFALLS (B/L)

An early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.
After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. We then visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas.  
We then transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails.
Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesday, and from 03rd May to 19th June every year), one of the must-visit spots, where you can have an optional 15-minute tour to learn about butterflies and local flora.
Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will have a short tour so you get information about Silk, about weaver, about the Women that work in the Centre.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

 

DAY 14 - Luang Prabang – Relax (B)

Relax and discover Luang Prabang by yourself.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

DAY 15 - Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer to airport to catch the departure flight.

 

HOTELS LIST ON ALL PACKAGES

 

3 Star Package

4 Star package

Hotel in Hanoi

Hotel Name

Flower Hanoi Hotel

La dolce vita hotel

Silk Queen Grand Hotel

Flower Garden hotel

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55 Nguyen Truong To

53 Hang Bồ

36 Lo Su

46 Nguyen Truong To

Room type

Superior room

Premium Deluxe

Superior room

Cruise in Halong Bay

Cruise Name

V’Spirit Cruise

Syrena Cruise

Room type

Deluxe cabin

Deluxe cabin

Hotel in Sapa

Hotel Name

Sapa Panorama Hotel

Sapa Legend Hotel

Sunny Moutain Hotel

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10 Hoang Dieu

1 Thu Dau Mot

10 Muong Hoa

Room type

Superior room

Superior room

Hotel in Hue

Hotel Name

Thanh Lich hotel

Moon Light hotel

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33 Hai Ba Trung, Hue

20 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue

Room type

Superior room

Superior room

Hotel in Hoi An - Hotel with swimming pool

Hotel name

Kiman Hotel

Hoian Silk Boutique

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461-463 Hai Ba Trung

14 Hung Vuong, Hoi An

Room type

Superior room

Deluxe balcony

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City - Hotel in Centre

Hotel Name

Signature Saigon hotel

Harmony Sai Gon hotel

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65-67-69 Nguyen Thai Binh

32 – 34 Bui Thi Xuan

Room type

Superior room

Premier Deluxe room

Hotel in LUANG PRABANG

Hotel Name

Villa Chitdara

Villa Santi Hotel

Room type

Standard room

Deluxe room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take 15 days out to explore Vietnam and Laos with Halong Tours Booking
Daily departure dates until December 2017
Your tour package includes:
14 nights of hotel accommodation including a room on an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay
Domestic flights between Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang(baggage allowance of 20kg checked and 7kg carry on)and overnight train from Danang to Hanoi
International flights between Ha Noi and Luang Prabang (baggage allowance of 20kg checked and 7kg carry on)
A junk cruise on the breathtaking Ha Long Bay with its sparkling aquamarine water and limestone cliffs
City/town tours and visits to fascinating sights such as the Cu Chi Tunnels built in the Vietnam War
Chauffeured transfers to each site in the comfort of an air-conditioned mini bus
Meals as noted in itinerary - daily breakfasts, ..... lunches and 1 dinner plus mineral water to keep you refreshed
Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed site of My Son Sanctuary
Mekong Delta
Cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves
Stop at Luang Prabang’s most picturesque sights, the Kuang Si waterfalls
Entrance fees to all attractions
Return airport transfers to and from your hotels


EXCLUSIONS

Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
Visa to Vietnam and Visa to Cambodia
Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb. See Vietnam weather Here

NOTES

You want extend your trip, please advise !
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb. See Vietnam weather Here
Keep contact with Halong Tours Booking to get support any time.

Deal is valid for 1 person based on 2 people travelling together (twin share)

  • Single supplement of $650 AUD applies to solo travellers 
  • Max 1 voucher per visit
  • Blackout dates: Vietnam lunar newyear: 14- 18 Feb 2018
  • Single travellers will join a four-berth cabin on sleeper train
  • 120AUD pp applied for check in Feb 2018 and 24 April – 5 May 2017, 2018, 24 Dec 2017 to 5 Jan 2018, 28 Aug to 5 Sept 2017
  • Flight ticket Danang to Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam airlines-the first priority) is with 20Kg check luggage and 7Kg hand carry on
  • Email to book: info@halongtoursbooking.com
  • Phone to book: 0084 904 603 425