Best Mountain Vietnam and Laos
Vietnam -Laos tour is a special program created to help tourists visit the most beautiful places in North Vietnam, Laos . From the mountain scenery of Sapa and the majesty of Halong Bay and the tranquillity of Luang Prabang.
• Spend a night on a traditional junk cruising among the limestone scenery of Halong Bay.
• Explore the mountain landscape of Sapa
• Discover Buddhist culture in Luang Prabang
Day1: Hanoi arrival: Arrive Hanoi. Greetings and pick up from Noi Bai Airport to hotel, check in hotel, free time leisure. Overnight in Hanoi . Hanoi hotel
Day 2: Hanoi-Halong bay: Board a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of HaLong Bay. Drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island.
Overnight on a private cabin on junk. (B ,L, D ) On Boat
Day 3: HaLong Bay – Boat Cruise- Night train: Spend a half-day kayaking through new waters, stopping to visit colorful grottoes and to swim at deserted beaches. Disembark and transfer back to HaNoi. . (Breakfast, Lunch) Note: Boat check in/out time is noontime. Overnight in Hanoi, (B , L, D ) .Hanoi Hotel
Day 4: Hanoi-KenhGa-TamCoc: in The morning – driving to Kenh Ga – visit fishing village then drive to HoaLu to visit the Dinh and Le temples. Later in the day, we visit TamCoc, a strikingly beautiful region of limestone-cliffs and rice paddies that is similar to the seascapes of HaLong Bay. We transfer to small boats to explore the caves in and around TamCoc, which means “three caves”. Driving back to Hanoi, Dinner , then Take overnight train to Sapa. Overnight in Train ( B, D ) .On Train
Day 5: Arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00AM transfer to Sapa. After breakfast. Take full day trekking to Lao Chai, take a short trek to Ta Van to visit Dzay ethnic minority and finish trek in Su pan where we meet jeep back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa (B, D). Sapa hotel
Day6: Sapa : After breakfast in hotel, free time for shopping. In the afternoon, drive to Ta Phin, take a short walking for visit Dzao ethnic minority. Spend some times to talk with local people, and then driving to Laocai train station, Night train to Hanoi .Overnight on train (B,D) On Train
Day 7: Arrival Hanoi in 6 AM, transfer to Hotel, rest. Full day visit Hanoi (B, D) . Overnight in Hanoi. Hanoi hotel
Day 8: Luang Prabang
Transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang, which 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. After checking into hotel, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang (B,D)
Day 9: Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang
This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,D)
Day 10: Luang Prabang – Vientiane
The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights, this morning before we catch a flight back to Vientiane. Upon arrival, we see the major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous, sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong Riverside and late evening. Overnight in Vientiane. (B,D)
Day11: Vientiane – Departure
After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong (if time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay Airport or Friendship Bridge for departure. (B,)
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