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NORTHERN VIETNAM & LAOS EXPLORER TOUR

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Tour Code: MLC-27
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Halong bay - Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Vientiane - Luang Prabang departure
Tour Duration: 09 days / 08 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Luang Prabang
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
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 city tours
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 04: Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi - Tam Coc - Hoa Lu
Day 06: Hanoi - Vientiane
Day 07: Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Day 08: Luang Prabang city tours
Day 09: Luang Prabang departure
 
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi center. Free to explore the town. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR
AM: Pick up at Hotel. Drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi. It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus.Tran Quoc Pagoda. Quan Thanh Temple.
PM: After lunch, visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 03: HANOI - HALONG BAY
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 04: 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. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 05: HANOI - HOA LU - TAM COC
A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name "Halong-bay-on-land". Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued in the site that used to be the kings' palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Transfer back to Hanoi and overnight at hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 06: HANOI - VIENTIANE
Take the early morning departure for Vientiane. Meet on arrival at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, the peaceful capital of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos and transfer to hotel. Lunch at hotel. Sightseeing tour of Vientiane including Vat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, Vat Prakeo, Vat Simuang, the That Luang Monument and Vientiane's own Arc de Triomphe, the Patouxai Monument. Overnight in Vientiane.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 07: VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG
Transfer to Wattay Airport for a morning flight to the former royal capital, Luang Prabang. Transfer to hotel before setting out to explore some of the sights of this peaceful, provincial city. There is little traffic on the dusty Luang Prabang roads and monks in orange robes scurry in all directions carrying umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun. The former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, Vat Xieng Thong, Vat Sen, Vat Visun and Mount Phousi with panoramic views over the city should not be missed. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 08: LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVES
Take the traditional boat trip upstream on the mighty Mekong River to visit the mysterous caves of Pak-Ou, located at the side of the steep cliff on the bank of the Mekong River housing thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues are crammed into the two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. They range in size from a few centimetres to the size of a human. Pic-nic lunch at the bamboo cottage at the bank of the river. Visit en route local rice-wine distillery and Ban Phanom weaving village, where traditional Lao textiles are woven on ancient wooden looms. Return to hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 09: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE
An early morning visit to Luang Prabang Market or visit the National museum (the former king' palace) before having lunch in Luang Prabang and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
  • Air ticket Hanoi - Vientiane - Luang Prabang with economy class and airport taxes
  • Boat trip as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals list 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 Hanoi and from Luang Prabang and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping for tour guides and drivers
  • 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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