Highlights of Vietnam & Laos

Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luang Prabang

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Overview

This tour is designed for those who wish to discover the endless charm of the rich culture and beautiful nature of the two countries – Vietnam and Laos. There are a lot of opportunities to explore most of the must see destinations in both countries such as the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the lush land of Mekong Delta, the ancient town of Hoian and Hue, the dreamy land of Halong Bay and the laid back Luang Prabang.

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Welcome to Vietnam. Once arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, you will be picked up 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.

This morning, take a short drive to Cu Chi Tunnels - a great place to explore the history of Vietnam. This stunning network was once served as the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during war time. You should try to creep through the tunnel to experience the war life of the fighters.

Set off your afternoon walking tour from Sai Gon River to some highlights of the city including the Opera House, Town Hall and the Notre Dame cathedral. Take some time to visit Reunification Palace before exploring the vibrant market of Ben Thanh – the most famous market in the city.

Back to your hotel at the end of the day. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, leave the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh and depart for My Tho. Once arrival, take a boat trip on Tien River to visit My Tho Fish Market and four islands. Continue your journey with a carriage ride to one of the most beautiful villages where you visit the house of Mr. Muoi Hai and enjoy honey tea. You could also try your hands by rowing a sampan along the Mekong River. In the afternoon, drive to Can Tho by private vehicle. Spend the rest of the day relaxing as you wish.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today, board a boat and cruise to the Mekong Delta. The tranquil byways of the legend river will amaze any tourist. The boat will take you to the boisterous Cai Rang Floating Market - one of the most famous markets around the region. After the visit, transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport for a flight to Hue. You will be picked up and transferred to the hotel in Hue city center for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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

After breakfast, set out your city exploration with the first visit to the majestic tomb of Minh Mang King. Then, board the royal dragon boat for a cruise on the charming Perfume River to visit the revered Thien Mu Pagoda. Proceed to the Imperial Citadel – the World Heritage Site and also a great place to learn about country history. Continue your trail to the Purple City, also known as Forbidden City located in the center of the Citadel. Take your time to admire numerous architectural monuments inside the citadel. With the nature patterns decorated on the wall, the Forbidden Citadel is a grand center of the capital. Wrap your day with a visit to the bustling Dong Ba Market to get a glimpse of local daily life.

Back to your hotel in the late afternoon. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Hoian via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Here gives you a unique time to contemplate one in many fantastic picturesque sceneries of Vietnam as you look out over the central coastline. After arriving in Danang, spend some time relaxing at Non Nuoc Beach before moving onto Cham Museum to explore its fascinating collections of artworks dated back to thousand years ago. Once arrival in Hoi An, spend the rest of the day relaxing. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the guided tour around the ancient port town. Strolling around the town, you will see the fascinating ancient houses built in the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures. You will be taken to some of the most beautiful attractions of the town including Japanese Covered Bridge, the famous Chinese Temple and former Vietnamese merchant’s houses. You will learn more these historical relics through interesting stories behind them.

Later, embark on a boat for a cruise along Hoai River to visit the renown Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you can witness first- hand this fascinating craft which has been still handed down through generations.

Back to your hotel around noon and free at your leisure.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Take your time to relax in the morning before transferring without guide to Danang airport for a flight to Hanoi. On arrival, meet your local guide and Hanoi airport and be transferred to your hotel in city center for check in. The rest of the day is free to relax. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of this enchanting capital city with some of the must see landscape. Your first stop will be Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - where the body of the great President Ho Chi Minh is rested. Continue onto the traditional stilt house, Presidential Palace and the unique structure of One Pillar Pagoda. Take some time to explore the culture of the country with a visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Ethnology Museum where you can explore the great diversity of ethnic groups. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of the Old Quarter. As the day comes to an end, stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy a traditional water puppet show.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, leave the hustle and bustle of the capital city behind and depart for a journey to Halong Bay - the natural heritage site of the world famous for its thousands of islands scattered around the Gulf of Tonkin.

After around 3.5 hour drive, you will reach the harbor where you board an overnight cruise to explore the bay. During your stay on board, there are a wide range of activities including swimming, kayaking, diving and exploring the caves. It is for sure that you'll get a unique journey you have never experienced before.

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

Take your time to soak up in the endless charm of the bay while the hearty brunch is served on board. Cruise back to the harbor where our driver awaits to take you to Hanoi airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. Welcome on arrival by our local guide and transfer to your hotel in town center for check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today you will board a small boat and enjoy a cruise along the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves.Located near the center of Luang Prabang, Pak Ou is not only a particular destination but also a place which shelters historic cultural values. Along the way, make a stop at Ban Xieng Lek and Ban Xang Khong where you can learn about the traditional crafts of weaving paper and drum making. As the day comes to an end, proceed to Phousi Mountain for a fabulous sunset and a visit to a sacred stupa then pay a visit to the Night Market where you could buy some beautiful souvenirs and observe local life. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Optional: For early risers, you could take the chance to observe the alms giving ritual taking place from break of dawn. This is a great way to learn more about the unique tradition and religion practiced in the city.

After breakfast, set off the city tour with a visit to some famous sites including Wat Xieng Thong- one of the most famous temples in Laos, the beautiful temple of  WatVisoun and the Royal Palace Museum where you can see great collections displayed such as furniture, traditional costumes and arts, ornaments and working tools dated back the 20th century. After the visit, drive to the impressive Kuang Si Waterfall to take in the astonishingly cool waters of the fall.

Back to your hotel at the end of the day. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

You are free to relax before being transferred without guide to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own. END OF SERVICES.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise
Hue Alba Hotel Alba Spa Hotel Eldora Hotel Indochine Hue
Hoi An Kim An Hoian Silk Boutique Thanh Binh Riverside Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Le Duy Grand Ruby River Muong Thanh Centre Majestic Saigon
Can Tho Fortuneland Iris Hotel Vic Can Tho

In Laos

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Luang Prabang My Laos Home Villa Chitdara Maison Dalabua Satri House

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hue Alba Hotel
Hoi An Kim An
Saigon Le Duy Grand
Can Tho
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hue Alba Spa Hotel
Hoi An Hoian Silk Boutique
Saigon Ruby River
Can Tho Fortuneland
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Hue Eldora Hotel
Hoi An Thanh Binh Riverside
Saigon Muong Thanh Centre
Can Tho Iris Hotel
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Hue Indochine Hue
Hoi An Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Majestic Saigon
Can Tho Vic Can Tho

In Laos

Luang Prabang My Laos Home
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Luang Prabang Maison Dalabua
Luang Prabang Satri House

If you want to visit Laos, a combination with a Vietnam Holiday is highly recommended. From Vietnam, it is so easy to combine with Laos both by flight or land border. It is the reason why we call Laos and Vietnam are brothers.

This is a memorable trip for travelers who wish to explore all highlighted sites of Vietnam and Laos. From Southern Vietnam, you will have a chance to explore the bustling city to Mekong Delta areas. We also give you few days in Hoi An for beach break or relaxing before flying to the North of Vietnam.

From Hanoi to Luang Prabang, you just need to take a short flight and it is so easy and quick. Luang Prabang will bring you the new and fresh air as this is one of the most charming towns in the world. The Laos foods are amazing by its delicous taste and beautiful simple decoration. Do not wait and let's explore Vietnam and Laos with us.

For more options, please visit our collections of Vietnam and Laos holidays.

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

  • 14 day tour from the South of Vietnam to Luang Prabang.
  • 13 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese and Laos cuisine with 17 meals included.
  • 3 x domestic/ regional flights: Ho Chi Minh - Hue/ Danang - Hanoi and Hanoi - Luang Prabang (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • Local slow boat as mentioned
  • 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 20 reviews

SimonCB

Cape Town, South Africa

"Wonderful holiday through Vietnam and Cambodia"

Oct 2017

It has been a great experience. Our holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia was fantastic. We explore all of Hanoi, Halong, Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap. The guides and drivers work like clockwork, friendly and helpful. The cruise in Halong was superb, very comfortable in ... More +

Mathew and Wife

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam experience!"

Oct 2017

I and my wife are just home from our tour to Vietnam after nearly two weeks. It was an excellent job done by Alex and her team to organize everything perfectly. I'm happy with my drivers and tour guides especially Tom in Hanoi. He ... More +

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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