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VIETNAM - LAOS OVERLAND TOUR

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Tour Code: MLC-29
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Vu Linh - Ba Ba lake - Bao Lac - Dong Van - Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Sapa - Muong Lay - Dien Bien - Laos (Muong Khoa) - Pak Beng - Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - The Plain of Jars - Vieng Xay - Mai Chau - Tam Coc - Hanoi - Halong bay - Hanoi departure
Tour Duration: 23 days / 22 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, Adventure
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi - Vu Linh
Day 03: Vu Linh - Ba Ba lake
Day 04: Ba Be lake - Bao Lac
Day 05: Bao Lac - Dong Van
Day 06: Dong Van - Ha Giang
Day 07: Ha Giang - Bac Ha
Day 08: Bac Ha - Sapa
Day 09: Sapa
Day 10: Sapa - Muong Lay
Day 11: Muong Lay - Dien Bien
Day 12: Dien Bien - Laos (Muong Khoa)
Day 13: Muong Khoa - Pak Beng
Day 14: Pak Beng - Luang Prabang
Day 15: Luang Prabang
Day 16: Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - The Plain of Jars
Day 17: Phonsavan - Vieng Xay
Fay 18: Vieng Xay - Mai Chau
Day 19: Mai Chau - Tam Coc
Day 20: Tam Coc - Hanoi
Day 21: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 22: Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 23: Hanoi departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Met upon your arrival by our guide and driver, transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure for the rest of day to explore the city. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HANOI - VU LINH (180KM, 06 HOURS RIDING)
Pick up from your hotel to our office, we will spend 30 minutes for the guide to do briefing about the trip and how to ride in Vietnam also to get used to with the bike before we start our trip to Thac Ba Lake which has an area of 23,400 ha and 1,331 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The water in the lake is blue and clear, and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding ancient forest. On arrival to Vu Linh ethnic village of Dao minority by the side of the lake, it is your time to do leisure walk to explore this beautiful village and people life. Tonight, the welcome is exceptional with a lot of local rice-wine from the host is surely one of the highlights of the trip. Overnight in homestay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 03: VU LINH - BA BE LAKE (180KM, 06 HOURS RIDING)
Today we continue to Ba Be lake & national park where the landscape is amazing and the homestay is another unique experience. Upon your arrival, you are free at leisure to do the boat trip (own expense) or walk to explore the village of the Tay people. Overnight in homestay of a Tay family.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 04: BA BE LAKE - BAO LAC (150KM, 06 HOURS RIDING)
This morning is free to explore the village by a walking visit or doing boat trip. Continue to Bao Lac with visit to some roadside markets on the way. Overnight in Bao Lac.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 05: BAO LAC - DONG VAN (100KM, 03 HOURS RIDING)
After the breakfast, let spend your time to visit a local market in town before riding to Dong Van. The highlight will be the Ma Phi Leng pass, very high but offering great feeling and amzing view. Upon arrival, check in your hotel. Overnight in Dong Van.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 06: DONG VAN - HA GIANG (145KM, 05 HOURS RIDING)
Morning visit to Dong Van old street and if it falls on Sunday, you will have great opportunity to visit the weekly maket of Dong Van where gathers many ethnic groups and their local products. The market is like a festival for the local to enjoy the time with friends, talking, drinking… Continue to Ha Giang with stop at the Vuong palace and Heaven Gate in Quan Ba. Overnight in Ha Giang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 07: HA GIANG - BAC HA (200KM, 07 HOURS RIDING)
Today’s ride to Bac Ha via Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man on curving road and with great view from the “Winding Pass” over the imposing mountains that dotted with many ethnic villages. The beautiful day will end up in Bac Ha in a hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 08: BAC HA - SAPA (120KM, 05 HOURS RIDING)
In the morning, depends on the date, we will have opportunity to visit one of the colorful markets as below:
Can Cau - Saturdays
Bac Ha - Sundays
Cao Son - Wednesdays.
Coc Ly - Tuesdays. Around noon, heading to Sapa. Check in on arrival. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 09: SAPA
The Queen of the Mountains, Sapa sits regally overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides. Welcome to the destination in northwest Vietnam, gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes. The spectacular scenery that surrounds Sapa includes cascading rice terraces that spill down the mountains like a patchwork quilt. The mountains are often shrouded in mist that rolls back and forth along the peaks, offering tantalising glimpses of what lies in wait on a clear day. The valleys and villages around Sapa are home to a host of hill-tribe people who wander in to town to buy, sell and trade. Today is free at leisure to relax or visit Sapa on own. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 10: SAPA - MUONG LAY (200KM, 07 HOURS RIDING)
After breakfast, we leave Sapa for Muong Lay, formerly known as Lai Chau, this small town is nestled in a pretty valley carved from spectacular mountains by the Da River. We will visit “Silver Waterfall”, “Heaven Gate” and many interesting ethnic villages and markets on the way. We end up this beautiful day in Muong Lay in a hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 11: MUONG LAY - DIEN BIEN (105KM, 03 HOURS RIDING)
Moning boat trip to explore Black river and some ethnic villages before our ride to Dien Bien (the decisive battle in the Indochina War). Upon arrival, we visit some historical sites such as Dien Bien Phu Museum, the bunker headquarters of French commander, Colonel Christian de Casties, A1 hill-where bitter fighting took place. Overnight in Dien Bien.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 12: DIEN BIEN - LAOS (MUONG KHOA) (120KM, 04 HOURS RIDING)
Today, we cross Tay Trang border to Laos, heading to Muong Khoa, a small lovely town by Nam U River. The ride to Muong Khoa is very difficult on dirt road but interesting and fun. Overnight in Muong Khoa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 13: MOUNG KHOA - PAK BENG (220KM, 06 HOURS RIDING)
Lao is a green country, during the day, you will see green hills and mountains, via Uodomxay, the heart of north Laos, we continue to Pak Beng with stunning view of Lao mountains and countryside. Upon arrival, check in a guest house in Pak Beng. Overnight in Pak Beng.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 14: PAK BENG - LUANG PRABANG (08 HOURS BOAT TRIP)
After breakfast, we take the boat trip down majestic MeKong River to Luang Prabang. The boat trip will take around 8 hours so this will be the day at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 15: LUANG PRABANG
Free day at leisure for your own visit Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, the town of Luang Prabang is not only known for its fusion of Lao and French colonial architecture but also for its many Buddhist temples. Most visitors come here to relax and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a cold Lao beer and a warm French baguette. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 16: LUANG PRABANG - PHONSAVAN - THE PLAIN OF JARS (250KM, 07 HOURS RIDING)
A long day of riding up and down the mountains of Laos to Xieng Khoang. Upon arrival, visit the Plain of Jars which is a large group of historic cultural sites in Laos containing thousands of stone jars. This area is very famous during the Vietnam War and Secret War. Today, you can still see many vestiges even at the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 17: PHONSAVAN - VIENG XAY (260KM, 08 HOURS RIDING)
Continue the trip to Vieng Xay - The former Pathet Lao (PL) revolutionary headquarters of Vieng Xay sit in a striking valley of fertile hills and limestone cliffs riddled with caves, several of which were used to shelter PL officers during the Second Indochina War. The town is famous for the caves in which the stoic officers and some 23, 000 people found shelter, but Vieng Xai itself is unbearably pretty. Manmade lakes spot the landscape and wildflowers explode in crimson and yellow to join the emerald and karst backdrop. The beauty of the terrain somehow underscores the decimation it suffered during the American bombing campaign. Overnight in Vieng Xay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 18: VIENG XAY - MAI CHAU (250KM, 08 HOURS RIDING)
Beautiful ride on the village road and picturesque mountains to Na Neo border gate, back to Vietnam again, continue to Mai Chau, and idyllic valley populated by mainly White Thai ethnic people and the valley is characterized with beautiful limestone mountains. In the evening, we can enjoy a local dinner and overnight in a beautiful village at the edge of a river. After dinner, you can spend the evening sitting together around a fire and join in a Thai traditional music show. In their traditional attire, typical of their culture, Thai women invite visitors to participate in the Xoe dance. To the rhythmical and ebullient music, the hosts and guests will dance for hours hand-in-hand. When they get tired, they stop for a while to drink special sticky rice liquor called "ruou can". Visitors who participate in the Xoe dance once, especially by the light of a fire at night are likely to remember it forever.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 19: MAI CHAU - TAM COC (100KM, 04 HOURS RIDING)
After breakfast, we ride to Tam Coc which is is an awesome site of giant limestone karst formations jutting out of the rice paddies that surround the Ngo Dong River about 9km southwest of Ninh Binh, North Vietnam. It is often labelled "The Halong Bay on land". Upon arrival, you can either do the interesting boat trip or walk around to explore the village, pagoda… Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 20: TAM COC - HANOI (100KM, 04 HOURS RIDING)
Morning boat trip to explore Tam Coc then leisurely ride to Hanoi on highway No 1. Check in on arrival and overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 21: HANOI - HALONG BAY ~ 165KM BY CAR
Morning depart for Halong bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 22: HALONG BAY - HANOI
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 23: HANOI DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, you are free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • Homestay with local people
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Private transportation with A/C on tour
  • Motobikes and helmets
  • Boat trip as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals listed in the itinerary
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam and Laos visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to and from Hanoi and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • All optional programs
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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