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Heritages Trail Of Laos And Vietnam – 12 Days

(24 Reviews)
  • Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Khouangsi Waterfall - Ha Noi - Ba Vi - Ha Long Bay - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel - Mekong Delta
  • 12 Days 11 Nights
  • Max People: 15
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 01’ - Dec 31'
  • Age range: 2 to 80
  • Pickup: Airport
Introduction
This tour to Laos and Vietnam is perfect for those who wants to get away from hustle and bustle of big cities and looking for real authentic experience. You will get the unforgettable experience visiting local villages throughout the trip, learning the traditional lifestyle of Vietnamese and Lao people and getting deep in their culture. You would be stunned by magnificent views of these two beautiful countries: explore the caves, waterfalls, have a boat ride along Mekong river, cycle through the rice fields, visit tropical orchards and cruise in one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Tour to Laos and Vietnam end
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Itinerary
Start tour to Laos and Vietnam in Luang Prabang and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the Discovery tour Heritages Trail Of Laos And Vietnam – 12 Days , you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Luang Prabang, Laos and 5 other destinations in Asia. Heritages Trail Of Laos And Vietnam – 12 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.

Day 1Welcome To Laos – Luang Prabang Arrival

Starts your tour to Laos at the airport, our driver transfers you to accommodation. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. Today is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2 Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave (B)

Today, we enjoy a short guided tour seeing to the city‟s oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong in Laos with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.
We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is produced. On return, we take a short drive to another small village Ban Phanom, which famous for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfall (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your next adventure. Start your tour to stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai and then you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouray, a Hmong village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, all Khmu villages. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

OPTIONAL EARLY MORNING TOUR – 11 USD PER PERSON

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.

Day 4Luang Prabang – Hanoi (B)

Have breakfast at hotel and spend free day at your leisure until our driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hanoi, your driver will meet you and take you to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 5Get Away From Big City With Ba Vi Eco Tour (B/L)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide and travel to Ba Vi, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Activities

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and lived during those hard times.  He is also a green tea expert, you will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and will join the locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host Mrs. Chin and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, you will wander around the village and mingle with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads.

Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the lake. Stop at another host family for foot bathing prepared by the recipes of Muong ethnic group and have a relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river.

Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi back to your accommodation.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 6Excursion To The Natural Wonder Of The Worlds (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Get pick-up by the Cruise team around  7:30. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.

After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long Bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.

Overnight on cruise

Note: In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), the Ha Long bay tour could be canceled without notice. We will consider other replacement tour or refund based on the specific circumstances

Day 7Back To Tranquil Capital (B/L)

Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 8Hanoi – Flight To Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Have breakfast at hotel and free time until our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport for your next flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 9Discover The Fascinating Cu Chi Tunnel (B/L)

07:15 – 07:30: Pick you up at your hotel.

The trip will take approximately one and a half hours driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by a video about how the tunnels were constructed and how people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime.

Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, native Cu Chi tapioca will be served.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 10Discover The Mighty Mekong River (B/L/D) – Group Tour

Depart from Ho Chi Minh City around 8 am, we will head to Mekong Delta, the land of nine dragons. Getting out of the city, you will see the mighty delta with its quaint rural landscape and immense waterway.

Arrive at Cai Be River Wharf around 10.am, we will get on a shuttle boat to reach Mekong Lodge, the green pearl of Mekong Delta. The boat transfer is part of the trip experience itself as it is your first contact with the Mekong’s fertile alluvial water, which shapes the richness of the land.

Disembark and welcome you to Mekong Lodge; our smiling staffs in local traditional costume await you at Mekong Lodge iconic front bamboo-shaped gate. Check-in your private bungalows and enjoy a delicious lunch in our Mekong Riverside Restaurant.

Take some rest and begin our private walking tour to discover the nearby village around Mekong Lodge. We will visit families making coconut candy and brick to see the traditional production of goods in Mekong Delta. Meet and talk with local people, known for their friendliness, warmth, and generosity.

In the evening, get some hands-on culinary experience by joining our Vietnamese cooking class. Our chefs will instruct you to prepare the Mekong Lodge signature dishes. Have fun and some interesting recipes to take home with. Enjoy dinner in a cozy atmosphere.

Overnight at Mekong Lodge

Day 11Experience The Floating Market (B/L) – Group Tour

Begin our second day with buffet breakfast, then getting on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on Tien River with hundred of boats gathering for fresh produce trade.

Come back to Mekong Lodge to continue the discovery of Mekong Delta with cycling on its tranquil winding lanes and crossing canals. Take in the fresh air, beautiful view and taste some freshly picked fruit in local orchards.

Around noon, cycle back to Mekong Lodge for check out (11.am) and our boat will transfer you back to Cai Be harbor for your coming back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 12Time To Say Goodbye – Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Tour to Vietnam and Laos ends

Goodbye and safe travel!

Accommodation

Hotel list (3 star hotel)

Hanoi: Era Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Luxury White Dolphin cruise or similar

Ho Chi Minh City: Prague Hotel or similar

Luang Prabang: Villa Chindara

Mekong Delta: Mekong Lodge or similar

Upgrade 4 star hotel: Pay extra 494 USD / person

Luang Prabang : Villa Santi or similar

Hanoi: Tirant Hotel or similar

Ha long Bay: Flamingo Cruise or similar

Ho Chi Minh City: Lotus Central Hotel or similar

Mekong Detla: Mekong Lodge or similar

Upgrade 5 star hotel: Pay extra 1,369 USD / person

Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang View or similar

Hanoi: Apricot Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Era Cruise or similar

Ho Chi Minh City: The Myst Hotel or similar

Mekong Delta: Vinpear Hotel or similar

Single supplement: Pay extra 974 USD / person

What's Included
Inclusive

Flights

Flights with Vietjet Air ( 20kg luggage/person)

Luang Prabang – Hanoi 

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Guide

Experienced English Speaking Guide ( If mentioned)

Meals

Daily Breakfast

B: Breakfast

L: Lunch

D: Dinner

This tour offers Vegetarian and  Vegan food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

Transport

– Private vehicle (pick up/drop off service, excursions)

– Air-conditioned bus to Halong Bay

– Boat on Halong Bay

Exclusive

International flights & Departure taxes

Beverage, Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet

Visa stamp fees upon arival (Vietnam: $25 ; Laos: $40)

Map

FAQ

Children policy?

Children (2-12 age): Surcharge 85% of brochure price
Infants (0-2 age): Free of charge

Deposit & final payment?

Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method. After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.

Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted. 

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing

Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

What is cancellation policy?

Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges of tour to Laos and Vietnam would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).

15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).

14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.

No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

Riel Cambodia (៛)
Baht Thailand (฿)
Dong Vietnam (đ)
24 Reviews
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Genaro

Group Traveller

Originally we were planning to visit just Vietnam, but then saw the itinerary for this Vietnam and Laos trip this was the experience we were looking for. We didn’t know much about Laos and now it is the country we want to visit this beautiful country again. The trip was well organized and the guides were very friendly and professional. We really loved that we had a chance to spend more time in the countryside and spend time with local people. Will definitely recommend this travel agent.

February 12, 2020

Donovan

Couple Traveller

It’s worth for my honeymoon trip. I fell in love with the way you chose the accommodations and arranged the honeymoon treatment for us. Especially the private dinner with candle in cruise. You were highly recommended by my friends not for nothing. No matter how hard my requirements were, you tried to fulfill without any complaint. Your professionalism is not a joke. Big clap for your effort.

December 18, 2019

Cole

Group Traveller

Nice arrangement, nice destinations, nice tour guide, nice follow-up. Everything is so nice. But it would be better if my group doesn’t vary in different ages.

December 12, 2019

Selena

Couple Traveller

It’s once in a blue moon to witness hundreds of boats gathering. I couldn’t imagine that how they can do such thing until I was in this tour. Everything was fresh like my fresh experience in travelling aboard. Vietnam Tour Fun satisfied my curiosity in exploring new things, not ordinary sort of travel textbook. All tour guides were so excellent with thorough knowledge and managing skills. I don’t know how my tour would have been without your support.

November 15, 2019

Daniel

Group Traveller

My group has contemplated as soon as we had obtained your comprehensive plan based on our request. But due to bad weather and a part of plan has ruined. At first we were distressed. But the way you carried out a back-up plan and re-arranged everything at place has made up for my misfortunes. Thanks for your sympathy and prompt actions. I will plan the next trip with you and please cover the part we have missed.

November 14, 2019
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