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14 Days the best of Vietnam and Laos

14 days tour with Vietnam Travel Top brings you to all the best destination of Vietnam and Laos. In Vietnam, you start from Ho Chi Minh city, Hoi An and Hanoi, Halong bay. In Laos, we will visit most interesting places like Luang Prabang in Laos...
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Destinations: Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong delta, Cu Chi, Hoi An, My Son, Hanoi, Halong bay, Luang Prabang, Vientiane
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Introduction

14 days tour with Vietnam Travel Top brings you to all the best destinations of Vietnam and Laos. In Vietnam, you start from Ho Chi Minh city, Hoi An and Hanoi, Halong bay. In Laos, we will visit most interesting places like Luang Prabang and Vientiane...

Day 1: Airport pick up and hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Meal: No)

Ben Thanh MarketPickup from the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer the hotel.  stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Cai Be floating market- Vinh long tour (Meal: B, L)

Cai Be floating market8: 00   Picking up from hotel/stay.

08:15  Starting drive to Cai Be. Short time to take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields.

10:30  Start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be Floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn.

Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature.

Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden, in Vinh Long. Head home to Ho Chi Minh City.

18:30  Arrive in your hotel.

Day 3: Cu chi Tunnel tour (Meal: B)

Cu Chi Tunnel08:30  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.

12:00  Back to Ho Chi Minh City

13:30  Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.  

Day 4: Night train to Da Nang (Meal: B, )

Hoi An, VietnamCheck out hotel before 12.00 noon and free time for you to discover the city. 18.00, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the train station.

stay overnight on the train.

The railway from  Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) station to  Danang station is about 935 Kilometers. There are 4 trains including SE2. They depart every day and take about 17 hours (From Saigon to Danang or return). SE2: 19.30 departs; 12.30 noon arrive Da nang.

Day 5: Arrive in Da Nang at noon – pick up and hotel in Hoi An (meal: No)

We pick you up from the train station and transfer you to Hoi An Old Town. Check in hotel in Hoi An and free time for you.

Day 6: My Son Sanctuary tour (Meal: B, L)

My Son Sanctuary7:30 – 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 7: flight to Hanoi – hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B)

We pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Da nang Airport to cacth flight to Hanoi. Flight ticket information will be dilivered to you in advance. We will base on it to arrange the car. Landing on Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transfer to Hanoi Center (Hanoi Old Quarter) for check in.

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong bay – Overnight on Boat (Meal: B, L, D)

Halong bay day tour  - Halong bay cruise tour

08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.

12h30 – 13h00: Embark on Majestic Cruises followed by a short cruise briefing.

13h30 – 14h30: Savor a delectable lunch as Majestic Cruises among the limestone islands.

15h00 – 16h00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

16h00 – 17h00: 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.

17h00 – 17h30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

17h30 – 19h00: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.

19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board.

Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L )

Kayaking at Halong Bay

06h30 – 07h15: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.

07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.

09h00 – 10h00: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.

10h15: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.

10h15 – 11h00: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.

11h00 – 12h15: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12h15 – 12h30: Disembark Majestic Cruises.

12h30 – 13h00: Transfer back to Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi - Flight to Luang Prabang without guide in Luang Prabang (Meal: B)

Luang Prabang, LaosArrive in Luang Prabang, you will be warmly welcomed by our driver and then get transferred without guide to hotel for checking in.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 11: Luang Prabang – City tour (Meal: B, L)

Pak Ou CavesAn 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. Enjoy your UNESCO morning walk to understand insight of this charming then back to hotel for breakfast.

This morning, visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Aham.
Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.

Then visit the National Museum, explore the city’s fascinating array of shimmering temples and French colonial buildings. After that, visit Wat May built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 12: Luang Prabang – Elephant village – Kuang Si Falls (B, L)

Luang Prabang - Elephant ridingAfter breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will meet and escort for a 30min drive south of Luang Prabang to the elephant village. Here, you will visit the elephants and then go for a hike (25 mins, one person per elephant, howdah free)

In the 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 falls, enjoy 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 where you can cool off with a swim. End of your day, transfer back to Luang Prabang.

Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel.

Day 13: Luang Prabang – Cruise on Mekong - Pak Ou caves (Meal: B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel, your Laotian guide and driver will take you to Phou Si Market. This market is infinitely populous and hectic with several edibles and various goods. By visiting this market, you will have the opportunity to observe the buying and selling activities of Laotian. These activities are done simply and quickly according to a very Asian style.

Then transfer to the pier where you board a traditional long trail boat, for a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyles. You will reach Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. These 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.

End of your visit, cruise back and stop at Ban Xang Khong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience. Continue to cruise back to town.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 14: Luang Prabang – Departure  without guide (Meal: B, L)

Vientiane, LaosAfter breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your time until transfer without guide to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

 

if your flight is late, you can pay extra to have a late check- out, or keep your bags on store of the hotel.

if you want to stay longer on a city, please email us and we will arrange hotel and transfer as your request.

Email us: info@vietnamtraveltop.com

PRICE: ............. USD/1 person in twin sharing room

Single supplement: ................. USD.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • 13 nights accommodation included 11 nights in hotel, 1 night on the train, 1 night on Halong cruise
  • Flight ticket Danang to Hanoi (Vietnam airlines or VietJet)
  • Flight ticket Hanoi to Luang Prabang (Vietnam airlines or VietJet)
  • Overnight Train ticket Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang (soft sleeper, air-con)
  • Airport transfer private car in Hanoi, Danang airport, Luang Prabang.
  • Train station transfer in Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang
  • Guided tour to Mekong delta - Cai Be floating market - Vinh long
  • Guided Tour to Cu Chi tunnel
  • Guided Tour to My Son Holiland in Hoi An
  • Guided Tour to Halong bay 2 days 1 night on Majestic Cruises or similar
  • Guided Tour Mekong River - Pak Ou Caves
  • Guided Tour Luang Prabang – Elephant Riding
  • Entrance tickets to all sites mentioned.
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Tax

Hotel list (the first priority):

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (03 nights)
Name Lavender Hotel
Add 51 Le Anh Xuan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Room type Superior room
   
Hotel in Hoi An (02 nights)
Name Rose Garden Hotel
Add 23 Nguyen Hien St., Hoi An City, Quang Nam
Room type Superior room
   
Hotel in Hanoi (02 nights)
Name Hanoi Space Hotel
Add No 40 Ma May St., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Room type Deluxe room
   
Hotel in Ha Long(1 night)
Name Majestic Cruises
Add Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Halong / Bai Chay, Halong, Vietnam
Room type Deluxe room
   
Hotel in Luang Prabang (4 nights)
Name Villa Maydou – Heritage Garden
Add Ban meuna - PO BOX 749 Luang prabang | LAOS P.D.R
Room type Classic room

EXCLUSIONS

  • Flight into Ho Chi Minh city and flight out of Luang Prabang
  • Visa to Vietnam and Laos
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages

NOTES

  • Suggestion flight schedule: arrival airport to start package will be "Tan Son Nhat" Airport Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam/ package finish at Vientiane airport, Laos
  • Tour starts everydays, that means "always available". you only need to ask for availability if your travel date is 1 month before your booking date. except BLACK OUT DATE: 25 Jan - 5 Feb, 2019
  • Extending your trip (stay longer in a city) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you !
  • Upgrading to better services (hotel and tour) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you !
  • Children policy: 0- 4 years old: 40% charge, 5 – 8 years old: 80% charges (shared bed), 5 – 8 years old: 90% charges (Private bed), 9 and above: 100% charge (Private bed)
  • Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • We will change the hotel to similar level hotel if above hotel is in fully booking or under renovaition
  • If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
  • Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.
  • High Season surchage will be applied if your travel date is on Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr - please email us for details
  • Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, 30 Apr, 1 May, 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec: 70 USD/1 person/trip; BLACK OUT DATE: 25 Jan - 5 Feb, 2017 as it is Vietnamese NEW YEAR.
  • Please Make sure you have Visa to Vietnam and Laos

Email us: info@vietnamtraveltop.com

Tour map: 15 DAY THE BEST OF VIETNAM AND LAOS