Vietnam & Laos Highlights - 14 Days
A Private Tour visiting Saigon, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong, Vientiane & Luang Prabang
Take a 14 days journey through two of Asia’s most diverse countries. Start in the bustling urban Ho Chi Minh City and hear the story of a war that changed the course of history. Explore the waterways of the Mekong Delta and the charm of Hoi An and see the ancient imperial capital of Hue.Heading to the north the capital city of Viet Nam ,Ha Noi .Cruise the jade waters of Halong Bay. Embrace the quiet, laid-back pace of Luang Prabang, filled with temples and golden spires.
Day 1: Sai Gon Arrival
Arrive in Sai Gon, our guide and driver will pick you up to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 2: Sai Gon - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
>Morning start with Cu Chi Tunnels which were never discovered by American Force, these tunnels are stretching over 200 km and were important Viet Cong base during the American War. This underground network, dug by hand connected command posts hospital shelter and weapon factories.
Back to Saigon heading to the famous Saigon landmarks, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Centre Post Office, City Hall and old Opera House. Visit The Unification Palace which formerly was Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President then Thien Hau Pagoda. Finally, end up at the centre Ben Thanh Market.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 3: Sai Gon - Mekong (B, L)
>Transfer to outskirt of Saigon and begins the tour on the beautiful countryside road. Take a private boat trip to Mekong River island in Cai Be. Visit Cai Be floating market and stop to visit fruit orchard and listen to traditional music .Explore the small canals and lush jungle scenery by hand - rowed sampan.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 4: Sai Gon - Flight to Hue (B)
A morning flight touches down in the ancient city of Hue, Begin the sightseeing tour in the old Citadel city where you will discover the historic imperial located in the heart of Hue. Continue to the trip by Visiting Dien Tho residence. Look at the Thai Hoa Palace. Enjoy the boat trip ride down the Perfume River with a first stop at the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda which is an elegance seven - tiered octagonal tower’ Hues, most widely recognized monuments.
Overnight in Hue
Day 5: Hue - Hoi An (B)
The sightseeing tour continue with a visit to the Imperial Tombs of Tu Duc. Keep going to Hoi An on the scenic mountainous roads, the spectacular views of the coastline can be enjoyed. Stop at Lang Co, a lovely stretch of beaches curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon. Beginning sightseeing tour in Da Nang with a visit to Cham Museum.This elegance colonial building holds the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Visit the Marble Mountains before heading to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 6: Hoi An City Tour (B, L)
>Hoi An is well known as beautifully preserved historic city can be best visited on foot. Visiting Family Chapter built by prominent, merchant or official families as the center ancestor worship a Chinese style Pagoda or Assembly Hall. Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda which is the first bridge on this site and was constructed in 1593 by Japanese community of Hoi An to link the Town with the Chinese Quarter across the stream.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Ha Noi - Transfer to Ha Long (B)
Fly to Hanoi and a short drive brings you to Ha Long City for an evening at leisure.
Overnight in Halong
Day 8: Ha Long - Ha Noi (B, L)
>The day starts with 4 hours cruise on a traditional wooden boat among the emerald waters and Craggy limestone cliffs of Ha Long Bay. Stop and explore one of many caves “Thien Cung Cave” in this area. Sails pass floating villages, watch fisherman casting their nets. Return to Ha Long pier and travel by vehicle back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi (B, L)
>This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda and the Old Quarter ,the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
Day10: Hanoi - Vientiane (B)
Fly to the delightful Laos capital, Vientiane. Free at leisure of the day.
Day 11: Vientiane (B, L)
>The Capital of Laos discovery city by touring different highlights such as Pha That Luong, Ho Pha Keo, the former Royal Temple, Wat Si saket and Patuxai, a monumental arch inspirited by the arc De Champion in Paris.
Day 12: VienTiane - Luang Prabang (B)
Just a short flight away is the fabled riverside town of Luang Prabang. Free to stroll around the town and gain an authentic insight into Buddhist culture by chatting with local monks at ornate monasteries.
Day 13: Luang Prabang (B, L)
>Begin the day with a visit to a local market and observe the bustle and activity of the early morning. Visit National Museum, formally known as the “Royal Palace”. The Wat Mai ,a typical Laos style temple. Take a boat trip down the Mekong River to these step limestone cliffs. Overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the Tham Pak Ou caves. On the return journey stop at local village Ban Xang Hai village and Ban Xang Khong.
Day 14: Luang Prabang Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for your onwards flight.
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Price for Private Tour: From $1325 per person + Internal Flights - low season (based on 2 adults sharing 3 Star accommodation).
For a precise quote please let us have your dates of travel, number in party, and desired standard of accommodation.