Exhilarating Journey Through Northern Vietnam & Laos 11 Days / 10 Nights

Exhilarating Journey Through Northern Vietnam & Laos 11 Days / 10 Nights
Exhilarating Journey Through Northern Vietnam & Laos 11 Days / 10 Nights Exhilarating Journey Through Northern Vietnam & Laos 11 Days / 10 Nights See all 10 photos
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Hanoi 6 Destinations Vientiane
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Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam. Discover the breathtaking beauty of these locales and immerse yourself in Laos to uncover its rich cultural tapestry and natural wonders. Let this adventure be a symphony of exploration, inspiration, and joy for your wanderlust soul.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Discover Hanoi, the vibrant capital of Vietnam. Witness the enchanting blend of feudal architecture with French influences seamlessly intertwined with modern infrastructure.
  2. Explore the wonders of Ninh Binh - a realm where ancient history meets natural splendor. Delve the mystique of Hoa Lu temple, paying homage to the Dinh and Le dynasties. Then, embark on an adventure to Tam Coc, hailed as a terrestrial "Halong Bay.
  3. Prepare to be mesmerized by Halong Bay: a UNESCO Heritage site that will captivate you with mist-shrouded limestone karsts, turquoise beaches, and pristine bays.
  4. Vientiane: Embark on a spiritual journey through the sacred Buddhism icons of Laos, the majestic That Luang monument to the serene Haw Phra Kaew temple and beyond. Discover the tranquil beauty of Wat Sisaket temple and the profound wisdom at Wat Simuang monastery. But wait, there's more! Delight in attractions like Victory Gate Patuxai, immerse yourself in serenity at Buddha Park, or unravel history at the Lao Revolutionary Museum. Explore Vientiane's enchanting blend of spirituality and culture.
  5. Luang Prabang, a city rich in history and charm! It was the capital centuries ago and holds stories of ancient glory. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in serene monasteries, historic landmarks, elegant traditional attire, remnants of French colonial architecture, and breathtaking landscapes. Let your wanderlust lead you to Luang Prabang's treasure trove of wonders!
  6. Vang Vieng: A captivating blend of natural beauty, backpacker vibes, and vibrant nightlife, this destination never fails to enchant visitors with its unique experiences and awe-inspiring scenery.
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Hanoi arrival
Hanoi arrival

Arriving at Noi Bai – Hanoi International Airport, you'll be greeted by our tour guide holding a signboard bearing the name of Sao La Vietnam Tours & yours. They will gracefully usher you to downtown Hanoi, providing a brief introduction along the way. After checking your hotel, the day unfolds with endless possibilities for exploring the enchanting tree-lined boulevards, captivating French Indochinese architectures, and serene lakes that grace this remarkable city.

Meals: N/A.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi
Hanoi

Discover the enchanting capital of Vietnam, a city steeped in a thousand years of history and culture. Join us on a captivating day tour where we'll unveil the city's most mesmerizing gems. Behold the grandeur of President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, marvel at the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, and explore the serene Temple of Literature. Embark on a tranquil journey to Tran Quoc temple by West Lake, delve the rich heritage at the Ethnology Museum, wander through the vibrant Old Quarter, and bask in the beauty of Ngoc Son temple and The Restored Sword Lake. Immerse yourself in an hour-long exploration of Hanoi's ancient streets before savoring a delectable lunch at a charming restaurant. In the afternoon, delight in a mesmerizing water puppet show. Your overnight stay awaits at a cozy hotel in Hanoi. For our younger adventurers, there are special visits planned to places like Hanoi Children's Cultural Center, Times City Aquarium, Thu Le Park, and more. Let your imagination soar as we embark on this unforgettable journey filled with cultural wonders and delightful surprises!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc

Embark on a delightful journey starting with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel before we depart Hanoi for Hoa Lu – Tam Coc. The scenic beauty of rural landscapes will captivate your senses along the way. Once in Ninh Binh province, our guide will lead you to explore Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam, where you'll marvel at Dinh king temple and Le king temple. Delve the heroic tales of these two Kings the 10th century amidst Chinese Wars.

Next stop: Tam Coc (just 10 km away Hoa Lu). Enjoy a delectable lunch at a charming restaurant before embarking on a small boat to glide through Tam Coc's "Three Caves." Prepare to be enchanted by majestic limestone cliffs, alluring caves, and serene countryside vistas like gentle streams, lush rice paddies, and expansive green fields. A visit to Tam Coc is an absolute must for your travel itinerary! Conclude this enchanting day by retiring to your hotel in Ninh Binh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh.

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Ninh Binh - Halong
Ninh Binh - Halong

Today, Embark on a magical journey to Halong Bay as our driver and guide whisk you away your hotel in the morning. A scenic 2-hour drive will lead us to this breathtaking paradise. Upon arrival at lunchtime, immerse yourself in luxury aboard our cruise. Spend the afternoon in awe of the majestic limestone islands enveloped by lush greenery that adorn the sparkling sea. Indulge in delightful meals and let the tranquility of the bay lull you to sleep as we stay overnight on the boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.

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Halong bay - Hanoi
Halong bay - Hanoi

Rise with the sun to embrace the sea's crisp breath, join our master for a morning exercise on the sundeck, then savor breakfast as our boat sets sail once more through the bay. Keep your camera poised for Halong Bay's magical morning vistas - capturing moments that last a lifetime. Bid farewell to the bay over a delightful lunch onboard before we dock back at the harbor, marking the end of this Halong Bay adventure. We journey back to Hanoi by car/bus, arriving around 4 pm with cherished memories in tow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

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Hanoi - Flight to Luang Prabang
Hanoi - Flight to Luang Prabang

Today, embark on a journey your hotel to Noi Bai International Airport for your flight to enchanting Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, our driver awaits to escort you to your hotel. Prepare for an overnight stay in Luang Prabang, a gem revered as the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. Its tranquil ambiance, coupled with breathtaking natural vistas and rich cultural heritage, crafts an unparalleled destination within Laos.

Indulge in leisure today to explore the Night Market – a treasure trove hosting exquisite handmade textiles by local artisans and hill tribe communities, enveloping Luang Prabang in vibrant colors and intricate craftsmanship. Let your senses wander amidst this tapestry of creativity and tradition as you immerse yourself in this delightful experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang City Tour - Pak Ou Cave
Luang Prabang City Tour - Pak Ou Cave

Embark on a journey like no other with an optional early start that unveils the enchanting opportunity to partake in Laos' daily morning alms-giving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This age-old tradition is a gem unique to Laos, standing as the sole Buddhist nation upholding this sacred procession.

Following a delightful breakfast, immerse yourself in a guided tour where you'll marvel at the city's ancient treasures like Wat Sene and the breathtaking Wat Xieng Thong. Venture forth to witness the grandeur of Wat Visoun's stupa, and pay homage at the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Cruise upstream on the serene Mekong River, soaking in panoramic views of the idyllic countryside. Make a memorable stop at Pak Ou Caves, abodes brimming with thousands of Buddha images. Engage with local village life during visits such as Ban Xanghai renowned for its rice wine production.

Returning to Luang Prabang, ascend Mount Phousi for a captivating exploration of its sacred gilded stupa and soak in a picturesque sunset view of the city - an experience that promises to etch everlasting memories in your heart.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang - Elephant Camp - Khuang Si waterfalls
Luang Prabang - Elephant Camp - Khuang Si waterfalls

After breakfast to the Elephant camp nestled in lush greenery outside town. Delight in a 30-minute elephant ride through plantations and fields. Then, immerse yourself in the daily lives of ethnic minority villages. Continue the adventure to the stunning Khouangsi Waterfalls, inviting you to swim in turquoise pools and stroll forest paths. En route, meet ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong, Ban Ou, Lao Loum, Ban Thapene, and Khmu villages. As the day winds down, witness the enchanting sunset at Wat Phabath upon our return to Luang Prabang in the twilight hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng
Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng

Embark on a journey to Vang Vieng, a picturesque town nestled on the tranquil banks of Nam Song River. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes featuring limestone outcrops, this hidden gem exudes a serene ambiance. Glide through the waters on a bamboo raft, weaving through limestone cliffs and verdant valleys. Explore the mystical caves of Vang Vieng, including the legendary Tham Jang cave once used as a defense against invaders. Let the magic of this enchanting town captivate your senses and transport you to a world where history and natural beauty harmoniously intertwine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Vang Vieng.

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Vang Vieng - Vientiane city tour
Vang Vieng - Vientiane city tour

After breakfast, Embark on a vibrant journey starting at the bustling central market, then set off for Vientiane. Upon hotel check-in, dive the capital's wonders by exploring key sites like Wat Sisaket, adorned with over 8000 Buddha statues, and Wat Ho Prakeo, once home to the Emerald Buddha statue. Don't miss the majestic That Luang Stupa, Laos' paramount monument. Behold Patuxay (Lao Arc de Triomphe), a recent tribute to war heroes turned city icon. Experience Vientiane in all its splendor as you spend the night amidst its magic.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane.

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Vientiane departure
Vientiane departure

After breakfast, the tour ends after our driver picks up and transfers you to Wattay airport for departure. See you next time!

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Accommodations (Hotels, resorts or homestays as mentioned in program)

Meals as indicated in the program

Airport and land transfers

Ha Long Bay cruise package

Tour guides (English speaking or other languages upon request)

Entrance fees as per itinerary

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include

Visa/ passport

Flight ticket Hanoi – Luang Prabang

Travel Insurances

Meals/ drinks not mentioned in program

Peak season surcharges (if any)

Tips, laundry and gratuities

Other personal expenses

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