Laos & Vietnam Overland

14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:



3 star & low season


5 star & high season


Speak to an expert on

01242 253 073

or add this holiday to your online quote

Day 1
Fly from London to Luang Prabang
Day 2
Arrive in Luang Prabang and the remainder of the day at leisure, allowing time to relax after the long flights.
Day 3
Cycling tour of Luang Prabang, taking in the Royal Palace Museum, Wat May, Wat Visoun, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Phousy and ending up for a beautiful sunset at Phousy Hill.
Day 4
Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off in the cool water, before an afternoon at leisure to relax in to Luang Prabang.
Day 5
Today you will take a River Journey from Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw, via the Pak Ou Caves. In the afternoon you will take a cycling tour to the caves around Tham Pha Thok.
Day 6
Full day trek around the stunning Muang Ngoi region, a 1 hour boat trip from Nong Khiaw up the Nam Ou River.
Day 7
Road journey from Nong Khiaw to Sam Neua, passing through wonderful (and remote) scenery along the way.
Day 8
Full day tour of the Vieng Xai Caves, where the Pathet Lao leaders lived during the "Secret War". Also visit local markets.
Day 9
Cross the border in to Vietnam and drive to Mai Chau, passing through Thanh Hoa province, one of the least visited and unexplored provinces in the region. Stop along the way at several Mong villages and at the Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
Day 10
Morning cycling tour in the countryside surrounding Mai Chau and afternoon visit to a handicraft market in a nearby minority village.
Day 11
The end of the road to Hanoi, where you have an afternoon city tour taking of all the major sights.
Day 12
Morning transfer to Halong City, where you will board your traditional Vietnamese junk. Spend the afternoon cruising around Halong Bay' s thousands of limestone islets and caves.
Day 13
Wake up to see sunrise over Halong Bay. Continue your cruise before returning to the mainland. Head back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
Day 14
Final full day at leisure in (or around) Hanoi. Fly from Hanoi to London with Vietnam Airlines in the late evening.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Prepare yourself for a rather intrepid overland journey from Laos through the remote but beautiful mountainous areas into Northern Vietnam via one of the least visited provincial capitals in Laos- Sam Neua.

Begin the adventure by flying into Luang Prabang where it is easy to lose yourself in the city that many rate as the most atmospheric in South East Asia. After some exploration its time to get on the Mekong River as you take a leisurely cruise to Nong Khiaw for a relaxing stay in charming accommodation on the banks of the Mekong. After some easy cycling around the local villages you will then take a road journey to the rarely visited Sam Neua, passing through some stunning scenery on the way. Your time in Northern Laos will bring you into contact with remote hill tribe villages and territory tragically affected by the French and American wars.

From Laos you will cross the border into Northern Vietnam with your first stop being the outrageously picturesque village of Mai Chau, surrounded by rice paddy fields and White Thai villagers resplendent in colorful attire. After Mai Chau you will be driven to the bustling capital, Hanoi where you will have time to take in the major sights and adjust to the faster paced city life. What better way to end the trip by taking an overnight cruise around the Unesco World Heritage listed Halong Bay. Spend one more night in Hanoi before flying back to the UK.

3 nights Luang Prabang – 2 nights Nong Khiaw – 2 nights Sam Neua – 2 nights Mai Chau – 1 night Hanoi –  overnight cruise around Halong Bay (2 days/1 night, full board ) – 1 night Hanoi

Where you'll go

What you'll do

Where you'll stay

Similar holidays