Vietnam and Laos Adventure Tour

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Vieng Xai - Sam Neua - Nam Et - Phou louey - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang

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Overview

You are so confusing because you don’t know which tour is the best for your holiday, aren’t you? It’s common with almost travellers since they always expect to have an unforgettable trip for their own. If possible, you should consider our 12-day tour from Vietnam to Laos for your vacation. It is designed with the purpose of helping travellers experience almost the best things and culture of Vietnam and Laos, two beautiful countries in Asia.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the beautiful and peaceful town on the mountain region in Vietnam
  • Have a trekking tour in Nong Khiaw,Laos
  • Explore the ecosystem in the National Protected Area of Nam Et-Phou Louey
  • Get new experience with the electric bike tour around Luang Prabang

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When you arrive in Hanoi, the hustle and bustle capital of Vietnam, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel for check in. Then the rest time of the day is free for you to arrange your luggage and do your favorite things. Then, enjoy the meals and stay overnight here.

  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

This morning, you’ll have a trip to Mai Chau, a mountain town in the Northwest region of Vietnam. With the rustic but pretty landscape, Mai Chau is always got high appreciation of visitor once they came here. Known as the village of Thai tribe, Mai Chau offers you not only the delicious Thai cuisine, but also offer you a chance to learn about their typical culture. Nowadays, Mai Chau is one of the tourist hubs in the northwest region, so it has a lot of homestays and restaurant serving food and accommodation for you. You will spend one night at the homestay here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau

Today is real time to uncover the charming beauty of this land. Let’s take a bike tour and always get ready to get lost in the large rice fields, stilt houses dotted along the way and nice people who are willing to befriend visitors. Don’t forget bring your camera with you since you can take some nice shots when you have a bike tour here. Stop and having a short conversation with the local is an excellent choice because the local might show you a lot interesting things to do when you have a day to explore this land. Then, come back to the homestay, enjoy meals and rest overnight here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau

Say goodbye to Mai Chau and welcome to Vieng Xai, Laos. From Mai Chau, you will move to Laos border and be picked up by the local tour guide to Vieng Xai, where a cave system is highly recommended to pay a visit. After checking in hotel, the rest day is free for you to relax. Enjoy meal and rest overnight at hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Vieng Xai

Today, you will a full morning to uncover this outstanding attraction in Vieng Xai. It might be super interesting to explore the unique cave system in the limestone mountains. In the past, some caves were used as the headquarter for Pathet Lao forces, and many other caves were used for different purposes. Therefore, when you visit this caves system you can find places served as school, hospitals,etc, and learn the story behind them. After enjoying lunch, you will move to the next destination, Sam Neua to get ready for the upcoming adventure. When you reach Sam Neua, you will move to hotel for check in, relax yourself during the rest time of the day, enjoy meal and overnight at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sam Neua

Enjoy your breakfast, then pay a visit to the National Protected Area of Nam Et-Phou Louey. Since the National Protected Area of Nam Et - Phou Louey covers a large area including mountains, hills and rivers, You will sail boat down the river to explore the ecosystem here and make a stop in Nam Nern Night Safari. The rest time of the day is free for you to relax, enjoy meal s and stay overnight at the lodge of the safari.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Homestay in Phou Louey

Today, you continue to uncover the beauty of  Nam Et-Phou Louey by having an adventure in the forest. Because Nam Et-Phou Louey gains the nice fame for its high level  of diversity, you will not only learn a lot of new things, but can approach the nature as well. After enjoying lunch, you will spend 4 hours moving to Nong Khiaw, the beautiful town sat peacefully on the bank of the Ou River. When you arrive at this town, you will be picked up and transfer to hotel for check in, enjoy your dinner and stay overnight here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Bungalow in Nong Kiaw

One of the most memorable moments you can get in the Nong Khiaw is at the sunrise when you can take some nice photos of the picturesque scene of  Pak Ou river covered by sunlight. Nestling among the limestone mountains and landing on the river bank, Nong Khiaw is ideal place for trekking. As usual, after enjoy break fast you will start your 100 waterfall trekking tour. It’s sometimes difficult to pass through some steep and rocky areas as well as small streams and rice paddies to reach 100 waterfalls for your purpose. However, when you get there, you’ll realize 100 waterfall richly deserve all the effort you have given. Afterward, you will come back to bungalow, relax, having meal and stay overnight here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Bungalow in Nong Kiaw

On the ninth day of the tour, you’ll spend 3 hours moving to Luang Prabang, where a lot of activities are waiting  for you to join. However, do not hurry, let’s take time to visit some local village on the way you go to the target destination, since it’s a good way to get familiar with the life of people there. On arrival, you will go to hotel for check in, relax, enjoy meal and overnight at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

It will be great to have a full day you can let yourself get lost in this town. This day is free for you to wander around the town and witness the life here. Luang Prabang is located in the intersection of Nam Khan and Mekong River, thus, one of the best options is walking along the on the river bank. Here is the place of coffee and street food vender get together. It’s also very interesting if you can take time to enjoy a  cup of coffee and witness the daily activities of the local around you. However, if you are the detective buffs or ancient architecture lovers, you can spend time exploring some old  temples or traditional village around Luang Prabang. After finishing the tour, you will come back to hotel, have meal and rest a night here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

One of significant activities takes place in the early morning of people in Luang Prabang is giving food for the monks. It’s known as alms giving ceremony dated back many years ago and nowadays it becomes one of traditions showing the valid relation among population in this land. You can join with them in ceremony and learn about this ritual. Then, turn back to hotel to enjoy your breakfast before starting the city tour by electric bikes.

There are some landmarks which are highly recommended to visit such Wat Xieng Thong, Vat Sean. Wat Xieng Thong is known as one of the most vibrant symbols of Laos and the oldest wat in Luang Prabang. With three-tired sweeping roof, gold-plated decoration and the impressive mosaic, Wat Xieng Thong get high appreciation from travellers. The next structure is Vat Sean which was built in 1718 and was the place for contains boats used in annual Boat Racing Festival.

Then, you also take time to visit amazing Phosi market - the biggest market in Luang Prabang where you can find a variety of things from food to household items.  The rest day is free for you to do your favorite things and relax. Then, come back to hotel in the late afternoon to have meal and rest overnight here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

This day is the last day of the tour, thus, if you still want to have more experience with this land you can visit some other temple. If not, just spend time relaxing and arranging your luggage to get ready for your departure flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot

In Laos

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara Luang Say Residence La Residence Phou Vao

In

Hanoi L'Heritage
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Hanoi Apricot

In

Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Luang Prabang Luang Say Residence
Luang Prabang La Residence Phou Vao

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Kt Wong Kwok Tai Wong

Hong Kong SAR China

"Great Experiences!"

December 2017

Kamea is a very good expert and she could be able to answer all my questions about Laos. And, she is so good to help me solve a lot of problems (i.e. local sim cards - quite affordable and all the river-view rooms, etc.,). We ... More +

Marie Patricia Geurts

Australia

"Brilliant Services!"

Octorber 2017

Both my son and I have been extremely happy with the personal tour booked. Both the tour guides exceptional! We felt really looked after, and as the tour was designed especially for us - very spoilt. The accommodation was superb, staff amazing - could not ... More +

Linda Anne Snyman

South Africa

"Amazing!"

July 2017

We had an absolute wonderful time. Every day or event was more than we expected. We were very impressed with our guides, our tour plan, our hotels, our transport and transfers and the good service we got from Kamea. Nothing was ever a problem, she ... More +

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