15 days tour with Go Asia Travel 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)
Pickup 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)
8: 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, L)
08:30 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 Have lunch in a local restaurant
13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Night train to Da Nang (Meal: B, )
Check 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)
7:30 – 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)
08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00: Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30: Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic 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 )
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 V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00: Transfer back to Hanoi.
Day 10: Flight to Luang Prabang, Laos – check in hotel (Meal: B)
We pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai Airport to cacth flight to Luang Prabang. Flight ticket information will be dilivered to you in advance. We will base on it to arrange the car. Landing on Luang Prabang Airport in Luang Prabang, you will be picked up and transfer to hotel in Luang Prabang for check in.
Day 11: Mekong River – Pak Ou Caves (Meal: B, L)
Today, you will first visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.
End route, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. You will arrive back in Luang Prabang in the late afternoon and continue by car to the outskirts of town to visit Ban Xangkhong , a village well-known for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
You will stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 12: Luang Prabang – Elephant Riding (B, L)
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Depart your Hotel. Pick up by our English speaking guide
Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeting by our camp manager and participate in short briefing about elephants
Ride the Elephant: From the Elephant Camp, cross the Nam Khan River and ride along local village gardens, teak plantations and natural forest to the Elephant jungle camp (approximately 5 km). Ride on the howdah (elephant seat) or on your elephant’s neck
Lunch: Your lunch will be provided at the Elephant Village Restaurant (Buffet lunch served with Coffee or Tea and drinking water)
Short trekking along the Trail of Falls: Enjoy a mild trek (approximately 3 km) along a natural, crystal clear stream flowing down from the mountains which feeds the Tad Sae Waterfall. The water cascades over multilevel limestone formations forming pools surrounded by unique tropical vegetation (prepare to get wet: bring a towel, sandals, shorts and/or swimsuit)
Visit the Tad Sae Waterfall: Walking down the Trail of Falls you eventually arrive at the Tad Sae Waterfall. The perfect place for relaxing, before heading back to the Elephant Camp.
Short boat trip: Traverse the Nam Khan river in a traditional Lao long boat from the waterfall back to the Elephant Camp (approximately 10 min)
Depart: Transfer back to your Hotel approximately between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Note: Elephant Village reserves the right to break larger groups into smaller groups and/or operate tour activities in a different order than published above if the conditions of the day require it.
Day 13: Luang Prabang – bus to Vientiane – hotel in Vientiane (Meal: B)
Move from Luang Prabang to Vientiane by bus is a great experience with 10 hours on bus and on a hilly road.
Stop over at Vang Vieng on the haft way.
Day 14:Vientiane, Buddha Park, That Luang Stupa(Meal: B)
Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. Today, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national icon, the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
Day 15: Airport transfer – Vientiane departure (Meal: B)
Nased your your flight ticket (buy by yoursefl), we will arrange car to transfer you to the airport. please check out the hotel room before 12 .00 at noon.
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.
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