Vietnam to Luang Prabang Tour

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel - My Tho - Can Tho - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luang Prabang

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The fantastic Vietnam-Laos tour lasting 14 days is highly recommended for those who are keen on Asian culture, ancient architectures and the best view of nature. This tour allows you to have memorable moments a as well as a lot of new experiences.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the significant historic sites in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Uncover the beauty of villages along Mekong River 
  • Get more new experience by visiting Hue, the capital of Nguyen Destiny
  • Explore Pak Ou Caves and relax with cool water pools in Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang

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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Leaving the airport to move to the hotel for check-in, then the rest day is free for you. Enjoy meals and stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Holding an important position in the history of Vietnam, Cu Chi Tunnel is worth paying a visit first. Almost your time in this morning will be spent exploring one of the most significant historic sites in Vietnam. Built in 1940s, Cu Chi Tunnels is an extensive complicated network of underground tunnels used by Vietnamese soldiers as hiding spots during the war time. Come here and you can not only walk through the tunnel system but know the life of people once lived here as well because apart from the traps, there are some essential life items inside some tunnels. After learning so much history in Cu Chi tunnel in the morning, you will leave there and get ready for the walking tour in the afternoon.

Starting from Sai Gon River, you will walk at leisure pace to the Opera House to contemplate its elegant architecture. Then, visit Town Hall, the outstanding buildings which was erected in 1902 -1908 and designed based on the model of almost European town halls. Although you’re not allowed to come inside, coming and  learning about its history are not the bad ideas. Notre Dame cathedral is the next stop where you can take some nice photos of the impressive red brick church built by the French. Before ending your day tour in Ben Thanh market, a great place to experience the bustling life of the local and find almost delicious food as well as special souvenirs, you will take time to visit Reunification Palace, where one of important parts of Vietnam’s history is given to you.

Afterward, come back to hotel, enjoy meal and rest a night here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, get ready to move to Can Tho, one of the tourist spots in the Mekong Delta. Coming to Can Tho, you will start a new adventure by embarking a cruise on Tien River to My Tho Fish Market, a local market  which mainly selling fish apart from some essential items for everyday life. This trip is also a good opportunity for you to witness the life of the local in four islands dotted on the Tien River. Get on the islands and ride bicycle to explore the villages in your own ways. Beside, if you want your trip more special, you should give sampan a try. Let’s try controlling the sampan by yourself and get some interesting moments with it. Finishing the tour on Tien River, you will turn back to Can Tho in the afternoon and the rest day is at your leisure. Enjoy meal and stay overnight at the hotel to recharge energy for the upcoming trip.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Today trip, you will get onto the bamboo boat to discover the Mekong Delta and visit one of the most interesting places, Cai Rang Floating Market. The unique and main feature of this market is fruits trading. And it takes 30 minutes from Can Tho city to this market by boat. There are many boats which taking fruits to the market for trade therefore the whole river is always crowded and colorful. The market is famous for fruits, however, to supply the people’s demand, it have also some boat where other people selling Pho or Bun,etc. After the tour, you will have a flight from Ho Chi Minh city to Hue, be picked up and transfered to the hotel to check in. Meals on your own.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Enjoy your breakfast then get ready to visit Minh Mang Tomb which was located in the West bank of Perfume River. This majestic tomb was built to worship King Minh Mang, the second ruler in Nguyen Dynasty. With the beautiful setting and the special architecture, the tomb become one of the must-see attractions in Hue. After leaving Minh Mang tomb, you will sail boat on Perfume River to reach Thien Mu pagoda. It’s great to take some photos of an ancient seven-storey tower erected in the beautiful natural setting from the far distance on the river. This tower is the most special site in Thien Mu pagoda. It is used to dedicated to Buddha once came to this area in human form. With this legend, the two-meter tower was built as a religious spot as was known as the highest stupa in Vietnam. Nowadays, it becomes an symbol of Hue and is mentioned in poets, cadao or folk rhymes.

Another particular symbol in Hue is Imperial Citadel, which was built in Nguyen Dynasty. Known as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Imperial Citadel is an ideal place to gain knowledge about a famous Dynasty in Vietnam including history and culture through outstanding features of architecture and intricate work inside and outside the citadel. Moving to the centre of Citadel, you can find the Purple city, the highlight of the Citadel. It once was used by the Emperor only, but now you can take time to explore it when you take a tour here. It won’t let you down with the unique decorative walls and the picturesque view of the Forbidden Citadel. 

Before come back to the hotel for resting, you will be guided to visit Dong Ba market, the largest market in Hue. It can satisfy your expectation of a wonderful trip in which you can take a glimpse into the daily of the local as well as expand your knowledge about Hue’s specialties.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Say goodbye to Hue, today you will take a drive from Hue to Hanoi via Hai Van Pass, where a part of unique scenery of Vietnam is available for you to take some nice shots. Before you reach the last destination, Hanoi, you will spend time of the sixth day in Danang to recharge your energy in Non Nuoc beach and gain more knowledge about sculpture of Champa in Cham Museum. Voted as one of the most attracting beaches in the world by Forbes magazine, Non Nuoc beach is an ideal place for your to remove your tiredness before you continue your long but interesting tour. Then, take time in Cham Museum to see the diverse collection of Cham sculptures dated back many years ago. You don’t linger too much here since you will move to Hoi An, spend the rest time of the day here to check in hotel, enjoy meal and rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

As usual, you will start your tour after enjoying breakfast. Today, your tour guide will lead show you almost the most popular sites around the town. On the way, you can see a lot of well-preserved old yellow buildings with terraced roofs. Linking two banks of river in Hoi An is Japanese Covered Bridge which  was built in 1590s to connect Japanese community with Chinese quarters. This bridge is a iconic image in Hoi An and also is the worth-visiting attractions in this town. Japanese Covered Bridge is a bridge erected with a tile-covered roof and represents the Japanese architectural features. The unique thing feature of this bridge is a temple inside it. The temple is easy to reach since it is located near the entrance of this popular tourist spot. Besides, Chinese temple and  some old merchants houses are also put on the list of must-see sites in this Hoi An’s tour. They are the particular places for you to learn about the long history as well as the culture value of Vietnamese. Then, you will end your tour in Thanh Ha Pottery village, where you can reach by making a cruise on Hoai River. As its name, Thanh Ha Pottery village is home of pottery which is a traditional craft in Vietnam. Here, you can not only see a park including pottery in different shape but follow the local to watch the process of making pottery in the traditional way as well. Afterward, you will come back to hotel, have meal and rest overnight there.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

This day is the day of departure. Relax in the morning and get ready to move to the Danang airport for you flight to Hanoi. Once you arrive in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel for check in by tour guide. You’ll free to relax and arrange your luggage for the rest of the time. Stay a night in the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Your wonderful tour in Hanoi will be started in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, one of the significant sites in the capital of Vietnam. Here is the resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the greatest leader of the Vietnamese. Ho Chi Minh is a national hero, so Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important place where people can show respect to him. Stilt house and the Presidential Palace, a French architecture built in 1900 are worth visiting to learn more about the life of Ho Chi Minh. Then, you will take time to visit One Pillar Pagoda, an elegant Buddhist temple in Hanoi. It was built by Ly Thai Tong to show his gratitude to Goddess of Mercy who give a predication in his dream. In the dream Goddess of Mercy sat on a lotus flower and bring him a male child who is believed as the heirs. Thus, the pagoda was built in flower shape on a pillar at the centre of a lotus flower pond.

Next, you will  have  a trip to Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh temple to learn about Vietnam’s religion and the relics through their structures and stories related to them. Ethnology Museum is also worth visiting. Vietnam is known as home of over 50 ethnic minority, Ethnology Museum is an ideal place offering you a better understanding about the cultural diversity as well as the custom of each group. Before watching the traditional art, water puppet show – the last activity of the day, you can let yourself lost on the busy street of the Old Quarter with a lot of interesting things. Then, come back to hotel, enjoy meal and stay overnight at hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Leaving the rich culture destination, you will drive to Halong Bay, a natural masterpiece in Asia. After coming to the harbor, you will have an overnight voyages to pass through several islands of the Bay and explore the true beauty of emerald waters and limestone caves. You can entertain yourself with some interesting activities such as swimming, kayaking or diving as well.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay

You can get up early in the morning to take some nice shots of the Bay covered by the sunlight. After having lunch on the board, your boat will move to the harbor where you will be picked up and transferred to Hanoi airport fly to Luang Prabang, the next destination of your tour. Once arrival, you will welcome by tour guide and picked up to hotel for check in. Take time to arrange your luggage, enjoy meal and stay overnight here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Today, you will float down the Mekong River to discover Pak Ou Caves, a Luang Prabang’s hot tourist spot overlooking the Mekong River. It includes two caves nestled in a limestone cliff, and is outstanding with thousands of Buddha statue in different size and shape. It is considered as a sacred place and very popular with local pilgrimages, especially on the days of the New Year many people come here to prayer for health and luck.

Leaving the caves, you will be super excited to visit Ban Xieng Lek and Ban Xang Khong, where you can expand your knowledge about making weaving paper and drum, some of the traditional crafts made by the local. Then, you will spend time to climb on Phousi Mountain which located in the centre of Luang Prabang to take a majestic view of sunset and the magnificent view of whole Luang Prabang.

The Night Market is the last stop where you can immerse yourself in the busy atmosphere of the local market in the night with delicious foods, pretty handmade stuff and nice people. Then, come back to hotel, have meal and stay overnight here.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

The day of population in Luang Prabang often starts with a religious ceremony called Alms Giving Ceremony at the early morning. Thus, you can get up early to join with the local offering food to the monks and learn about this ritual. Then, turn back to hotel, enjoy breakfast and get ready to start a city tour in the first stop, Wat Xieng Thong. This stunning temple plays an important role in preserving religious values as well as art values for Luang Prabang in general and Laos in particular.

Besides, you will take times to visit some other significant historic sites such as Wat Visoun, the oldest temple being outstanding with the watermelon-domed stupa; Royal Palace Museum which once was home of King Sisavang Vong and his family and now is the place to display collection of Royal stuff dated back many year ago as well. Then, wrap up your day in Kuang Si Waterfall with the breathtaking view of turquoise water pools and multi-tier waterfall. After immersing yourself in fresh and cool water to relax, you will come back to hotel, enjoy your meal and rest a night at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Say goodbye to Luang Prabang and your fellow travellers. Wait until the time to go to airport for your departure flight. End of services!

  • 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
Halong Bay Lavender Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise
Hue Emm Hotel Alba Spa Hotel Eldora Hotel Indochine Hue
Hoi An Kim An Hoian Silk Boutique Belle Maison Dahana Hoi An Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Le Duy Hotel Le Duy Grand Muong Thanh Centre Majestic Saigon
Can Tho Fortuneland Iris Hotel Vic Can Tho

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
Halong Bay Lavender Cruise
Hue Emm Hotel
Hoi An Kim An
Saigon Le Duy Hotel
Can Tho
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hue Alba Spa Hotel
Hoi An Hoian Silk Boutique
Saigon Le Duy Grand
Can Tho Fortuneland
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Hue Eldora Hotel
Hoi An Belle Maison Dahana Hoi An
Saigon Muong Thanh Centre
Can Tho Iris Hotel
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Hue Indochine Hue
Hoi An Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Majestic Saigon
Can Tho Vic Can Tho

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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