Vietnam & Laos Explored

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Day 1
Depart London in the morning, Asia-bound.
Day 2
Change planes in Bangkok and fly directly on to Luang Prabang. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing. Having had time to recuperate, visit the evening market.
Day 3
Explore Luang Prabang on a tour with your guide, using electronic bicycles as your means of transport. The morning tour includes visits to the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong and the 'Water Melon' Stupa. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to relax and explore at your own pace.
Day 4
Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls and the surrounding countryside. Return to the town in the afternoon and, once again, you are left free. You can't enjoy enough leisure time in Luang Prabang!
Day 5
Fly to the Laoation capital Vientiane in the morning and head straight out on a city tour with your guide. The first stop of the tour is the the Patuxai Monument, providing orientating views over the city and then it's the National Museum, Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keow and Wat That Luang and the Golden Stupa.
Day 6
The morning is free for you to further explore Vientiane – highly recommended is a visit to the COPE centre. Fly on to Vietnam early this evening and on arrival in Hanoi you are transferred to your central hotel.
Day 7
Full day city tour of Hanoi, taking in Ho Chi Minh's former home, the Temple of Literature and perhaps the Fine Arts Museum and the Women's History Museum. The tour ends in the Old Quarter with its narrow streets and bustling markets, the perfect place in which to get lost (deliberately!).
Day 8
This morning drive east, for an overnight cruise around Halong Bay. During the afternoon there is chance to swim or hire a kayak.
Day 9
After a spectacular sunrise over Halong Bay, the cruise is over by midday and a short drive brings you to Haiphong, where you arrive in time for your flight south to Central Vietnam and Hoi An.
Day 10
This morning your guide leads you on a walking tour of Hoi An, with its maze of tiny cobbled back streets. The afternoon is left free to further explore on your own.
Day 11
You have the day free to enjoy as you wish. Perhaps a jeep safari to the Cham ruins at My Son or a long day visiting Hue? There is always the option of simply relaxing on the beach.
Day 12
A relaxed final morning in Hoi An before flying from Danang to frenetic Saigon. En route to your hotel visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, once used by the Viet Cong. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 13
Discover the city of Saigon this morning, taking in the main sights including Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and the Museum of War Remnants. You may also like to be taken to Cholon (Chinatown) to visit the Thien Hau Pagoda, with its spiral incense coils and Binh Tay market. This evening transfer to the airport for your homeward bound flight.
Day 14
Arrive back in the UK today

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.

The best in northern Indochina. The itinerary begins with time in Luang Prabang, with its unique collection of temples, colonial architecture and blissfully relaxed atmosphere. After a brief stop in the Laoation capital, you head over to Vietnam to drift among stunning limestone karst scenery on Halong Bay, discover the charming French colonial quarters in Hanoi, relax in charming Hoi An before end up in bustling Saigon.

3 nights Luang Prabang – 1 night Vientiane – 2 nights Hanoi –  overnight cruise around Halong Bay (2 days/1 night, full board ) – 3 nights Hoi An – 2 nights Saigon

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