Laos & Vietnam Combo

11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1

Vientiane – Arrival

Arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in.  Transfer for City tour includes Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple of  the city built in 1818 and the Royal Temple of Ho Phra Keo. If  time permits, visit the central market of  Talat Sao.  Lunch at local restaurant.  Then visit the That Luang Stupa 45 meters high, the most
revered shrine in Laos. Back, stop at Patouxay (Gate of Victory).  Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at hotel in Vientiane.

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Day 2

Vientiane – Luang Prabang

Breakfast at hotel  Transfer to airport for flight Vientiane-Luang Prabang. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to hotel for check in. Estimated flight time: QV101 VTELPQ @ 1210 1255 Lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Stupa and Wat Tat Visiune Makmo. Return to the hotel stopping at Vat Aham and weaving workshops Pok Tok. Dinner at the hotel or at a local restaurant Accommodation at hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Day 3

Luang Prabang- Pak Ou- Ban Xiang Thong

Breakfast at hotel At dawn we will have the opportunity to see the Tagbat ceremony, homage and monks daily offering to their gods. Then visit Wat Xieng Thong, the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang. Then take a traditional boat for a ride on the Mekong River and visit the Pak-Ou caves, which house hundreds of Buddha statues. Lunch included. Return by boat visiting Ban Xiang Khong, a village characterized by making the paper manually. Also visit Vat Mai, famous for decorating your roof and facade, and climb up the hill Phousi to admire the wonderful views of the landscape. Dinner at local restaurant Accommodation at hotel in Luang Prabang

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Day 4

Luang Prabang – Hanoi

Breakfast at hotel Visit the National Museum (former King’s Palace) Lunch at a local restaurant.
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Hanoi. Estimated flight time: QV 313 / VN2904 @ LPQHAN 17:10 18:10 Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to hotel. Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi

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Day 5

Hanoi – Halong Bay

Breakfast at the hotel and visit the Temple of Literature before moving 160 miles east to Halong Bay – about 3 hours and a half. Upon arrival at Halong Bay, embark on board a traditional junk for a memorable cruise. Welcome lunch with local seafood. Cruise in Ha Long Bay where some islands and caves are visited. Ability to swim or kayak (included) around Soi Sim/Titov beach. In the afternoon, admire the sunset over the bay, participate in a cooking class or have fun on the terrace of a bar with happy hour. Enjoy a delicious dinner on board. Practice squid fishing at night. Overnight on board the junk in the Ba Ham.

Note: The cruise itinerary may vary depending on the cruise operator.

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Day 6

Halong – Danang-Hoi An

Breakfast with tea and pastries. Start your day with Tai Chi class on the deck with some of the best teachers in Vietnam while the ship continues sailing slowly through the beautiful scenery offered by the Bay and visit the “Surprise Cave”. Brunch on board and landed just before checkout. Arrive at Halong pier. Transfer to Hanoi airport for the flight to Danang. Estimated Time of flight: VN1527 @ HANDAD 19:05 20:20 Arrival at Danang airport which awaits the guide and driver to take you to the hotel in
Hoi An Dinner on your own. Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An.

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Day 7

Hoi An

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning walk to explore this historic village that was once a thriving port city from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Visit the colorful local market of Hoi An, the old Tan Ky House, the Town Hall and the legendary Japanese covered bridge, with over 400 years of history. Also enjoy how local residents produce silk for textile Hoi An Lunch at local restaurant Return to the hotel for free time. Dinner on own account and overnight stay in Hoi An.

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Day 8

Hoi An – Danang-Hue

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer to Hue, located about 120km north of  Hoi An Visit en route to the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Danang and stop at the fishing village of Lang Co to take beautiful landscape photos Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam for 150 years, to learn its history. If time permits, visit the local Dong Ba market.  Arrival, dinner on your own. Accomodation at hotel in Hue.

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Day 9

Hue – Saigon

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy a cruise along the Perfume River to reach Thien Mu Pagoda then visited the tomb of Khai Dinh market and Incense Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Hue airport for the flight to Saigon. Estimated Time of flight: VN1545 18:25 HUISGN @ 19:35 Arrival in Saigon where they will wait for the guide to transfer to the hotel for check-in Accommodation at hotel in Saigon.

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Day 10

Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the complex of Cu Chi Tunnels, located 45km north of Saigon. This ingenious labyrinth of tunnels 200km was created by Vietnamese fighters to attack American troops. Lunch at local restaurant In the afternoon and back to Saigon, we visit the area War
Museum, Presidential Palace today and stop for photos at the Church of Notre Dame and the Central Post Office. Dinner on your own. Accomodation at hotel in Saigon.

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Day 11

Saigon – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until transfer to the airport. End of services

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