Luang Prabang to Vietnam Tour

Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Danang - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

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Welcome to Luang Prabang. On arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Enjoy a short drive to visit Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City- one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.

Then continue to Wat Visoun – an unusual structure which represents the earliest Lao style and Wat Mai, a beautiful temple located nearby Royal Palace and built in the 18th century. It is the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang.

Afterwards, we head to Kuang Sy bear secured center before going to Kuang Sy Falls a stunning turquoise waterfall. On the way, you will pass through rice fields and beautiful small villages dotted along country road. Make a stop at some of the villages. Take a fresh swim to refresh yourself in many basins.

The balance of day is free at leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Our tuk tuk will pick you up at your hotel this morning to have a departure to the boat jetty. 

Embark on the Nava Mekong, a traditional river boat, for a shared cruise on the mighty Mekong River, departing around 1000. On the way, you will have a great opportunity to enjoy the dramatic yet peaceful scenery as well as see the simple lives of rural people living along the river. 

During 2 – hour cruise upstream to the Pak Ou Caves. It’s called by Pak Ou because of its special location - the caves themselves are very close to the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers. In these 2 caves, you will have chance to admire numerous ancient Buddha images, dating back from many centuries. Also, this is the most important religious site in Laos for pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. 

On the way back downstream, you will be served with a selection of typical Lao dishes onboard. 

The cruise will take about 1.5 hours to turn back Luang Prabang, and arrive around 1400. The tuk tuk will pick you up at the boat jetty and transfer you back to your hotel. 

Free time at your leisure in the rest of day. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Free at your leisure until be transferred without guide to the airport for your short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi Airport, transfer to the hotel for check in. Meals on your own.Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

In the morning, pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where houses the body of the famous President Ho Chi Minh. Get to know more about his life and career with a visit to his traditional stilt house before appreciating the special structure of One Pillar Pagoda. Leaving the complex, make your way to the Temple of literature- famous for being the first university of Vietnam. 

After a lunch at a restaurant (on your own expense) and a short rest, continue your afternoon exploration by visiting the Ethnology Museum where you can learn more about different ethnic groups of Vietnam. Wrap your beautiful day with a traditional water puppet show.

Head back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, leave Hanoi and depart for another stunning land of Halong Bay – the UNECO Heritage Site which is famous for thousands of islands scattering over the Gulf of Tonkin. Visiting the bay, you will be amazed by the natural beauty of different types of scenery.

You will embark on a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on the magical bay. The cruise is also a great chance to savor special menu of fresh seafood in the endless charm of limestone formations.

Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

♣ Please check our selected cruises on Halong Bay for your reference

Try to wake up early this morning to take in the morning views of the bay at its best. Morning is the great time to admire the breathtaking views of the bay in the glitter of sun rays shining down to the water surface. After the tea break, take the last chance to enjoy the impressive views of the surroundings as the ship cruises through various seascapes. Get your camera ready to take nice photos of the unique land.

Transfer to Hanoi city center by shuttle bus and then take private transfer to the airport for flight to Danang. You will be then transferred to the hotel in Hoian for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hoi An for your reference.

Start your day with a bike tour to Tra Que organic village – home to the great diversity of herbs and vegetables. Take in the tranquillity of the countryside along the way.

Take a short break to taste some special local herb juice and then hop back on your bike to Cam Thanh coconut village passing though beautiful rice fields and hamlets. Upon arriving in Cam Thanh, you will be surprised by the unique bamboo products even bamboo bicycles. Enjoy a lunch with a local family followed by a stunning experience on the local fishing basket boat. Get back on your bike and paddle through small hamlets again to go back to Hoian ancient town.

Enjoy a short rest before setting out your walking tour around the fascinating port town. The leisurely trip offers you a great chance to see the ancient houses built in Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures. There are some incredible places that you should not miss when visiting Hoian including the hundred- year – old Japanese Bridge, the Phuc Kien Hall and the local fish market. You also have chance to stop at a tailor-made shop to get your favourite clothes.

Head back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

The morning is at your leisure. In the afternoon, you will be taken to Hue through the beautiful Hai Van Pass looking over the coastline which offers the fascinating views of Vietnam nature. You also pass through the quaint Lang Co beach with a great chance to take beautiful photos of white sandy beach.

Welcome to Hue, transfer to the hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hue for your reference.

After breakfast, enjoy a cyclo tour to the Royal Citadel – a World Heritage Site should be visited to anyone in Hue. After exploring the Citadel, board a boat for a short cruise along the charming Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Floating along the river, you will take in the fresh air as well as find the peacefulness in your mind. Do not miss out the chance to capture this beautiful moment while on the boat back to the city center.

Once in the city center, pay a visit to Tu Duc Mausoleum – the largest tomb in Vietnam. Walk around the mausoleum to learn more the long lasting history behind the magnificent work. You will get a closer look at the impressive royal architecture of the tomb. Take some time to visit Tu Hieu Pagoda before transferring back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Once arrival, set off your tour to this bustling city. You will visit some must see historic sites of the city including the Post Office, the Notre Dame cathedral , Dong Khoi street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon as well as astonishing Binh Tay Market. You also visit Thien Hau pagoda to get the peaceful feeling and then return to your hotel to relax. 

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, leave this vibrant city and depart for Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. After arriving at the pier, embark the boat and travel along the Chat Say River passing through various local working areas. You have time to witness first-hand the local economy and culture through some visits to the brick kilns. You could also taste fresh coconut and see the exciting way to turn coconut into daily products and foods.

Continue your boat trip through the small canal to observe the daily local life. Make a stop at a tranquil village where you enjoy a walk to get a real insight into the life of the delta region. You also visit a mat weaving house where the locals still use hand loom to weave straw mats. 

Your excursion will be continued with a xeloi ride or a bike ride to another village to explore the picturesque views of farms, rice fields and vegetation. There is a stop at a local house where a delicious lunch with regional specialties is served such as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp. After lunch, take a short rest.

In the afternoon, take a sampan boat to relax and float along narrow canals to return to the pier. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. Dinner on your own.

If you do not have much time but still want to travel Vietnam and Laos, this program is designed for you.

Within 12 days, we invite you to visit all the highlighted sites of Laos and Vietnam. You also have few days in Hoi An to enjoy the beach or walk around the charming town.

Luang Prabang is very famous by its eco activities, so if you wish to have some special experiences, just send us your inquire and then we will give out our recommendations.

Laos and Vietnam are waiting for you to discover.

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 12 day tour from Luang Prabang to the South of Vietnam.
  • 11 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese and Laos cuisine with 17 meals included.
  • 3 x domestic/ regional flights: Luang Prabang - Hanoi/ Hanoi - Danang/ Hue - Ho Chi Minh (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • Shuttle bus for Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam/ Laos are approximately $700-$1400 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Laos Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +

Sheila

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

Steve Alan

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

Tracy Cante

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

Jennifer Whd

Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

Brian Joe

Centurion, South Africa

"Impressive and reliable"

Aug 2016

Vietnam and Cambodia were excellent because of the service me and my friends received. We only got to the Airport at Hanoi and the guide was at the terminal waiting for us. The tour guides had great knowledge of the areas and provided so much ... More +

Okicjoe

Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

Melanie Houley

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Just say woo excellent service and thank you"

July 2016

All our trips within Vietnam worked out perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the meet and greet persons were on time, the guides were excellent especially Ms My in Hanoi and Tam in Hoian. We were lucky to get a free upgrade for room at ... More +

Linda Anne

Boksburg, South Africa

"Amazing tour, perfect organisation and services"

July 2016

Our group of six had an amazing time in Vietnam. The trip ran smoothly, from airport pick up to final airport drop off. The tour was a great balance of free time and tour activities. Everything from hotels, internal flights, guide and food was well ... More +

CarolineVp

Cape Town, South Africa

"Fantastic 12 day Vietnam and Cambodia"

June 2016

Thank you Alex for the great 12 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia which you had tailor made for me and my husband. The trip was completely well planned, organised , exciting and so interesting! The guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was ... More +

Janise Lesch

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Brilliant, wonderful trip"

June 2016

Just arrived back from our holiday in Vietnam. We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam from the north down to the south. All the things from hotels, flights, car, guide etc. worked seamlessly. Thank you so much Candy and Seni Tours for all your outstanding ... More +

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