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- Enjoy your own private tour flying with Vietnam Airlines, choose between Economy, Premium Economy or treat yourself to Business Class
- Experience the fascinating different cultures of Laos and Vietnam
- After an exhilarating private tour, relax on the beach, basking in the sun and clear waters of Phan Thiet
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Your Itinerary —
Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, welcomed by guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in (Early check-in is included with breakfast). Relax after a long journey. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi (B)
After breakfast, the day starts with visit to the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh - the nation’s founder, containing Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoons due to closure), and the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda. Next up visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - Hanoi’s oldest pagoda on the bank of West Lake.
In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 11th century. Later on we take one hour cyclo tour around the Old Streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Delta of Red river and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Arrive in Halong and board to board a traditional junk. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting the Surprising Cave. Later on the junk move to docking area for overnight. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Luang Prabang (Brunch)
In the morning, your brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. The junk continues cruising toward Ha Long port. Ready for disembarking. Our car and guide will be there to pick you up toward Hanoi. You will drive straight to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. 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. Landing in Luang Prabang, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting the alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents. It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Laos people. Visit Morning Market where you can find all ingredients for local food. Return to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we visit 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. Continue our city tour with the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai.
In the afternoon, we also enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple, 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 Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, we board 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.
In the afternoon, we transfer through the Luang Prabang countryside to Kuang Si Waterfalls. Along the way by the Mekong River you will see gorgeous landscapes of many rice fields, hills and villages. You will visit an ethnic minority at a village where their local culture has remained unchanged for centuries. Upon reaching Kuang Si Waterfalls, relax and enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings. Afterwards we return to the Luang Prabang for dinner at your own. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An (B)
After breakfast, you will be free to explore Luang Prabang yourself or stroll around the town to take the most impressive photos of local life.
In the afternoon, you will board a flight back to Hanoi in a good time to connect to a domestic flight to Danang. Landing in Danang, you're greeted by our guide and transferred 35 kilometers to Hoi An. Check in your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An (B)
Moring is light excursion to go around tiny town of Hoi An for city tour: 400 years old Japanese Bridge, 300 years old Chinese temple, 200 years old Vietnamese former merchants' house. Afternoon is free to explore the town by yourself. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
After breakfast, you will be free until being transferred to the airport for a flight o Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our guide and check in your hotel. Then you will enjoy a half day tour of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. Continue to the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Depart from your hotel at 08:00, it takes only 2 hours pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong river while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Our first stop is at brick kiln to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits.
Take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Have lunch at local a riverside restaurant.
After lunch, we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier. Return to hotel after a memorable day merging in Mekong Delta local living. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, you will travel by road (no guide) to Phan Thiet to chill out on the beach. Overnight in Phan Thiet.
Day 12: Phan Thiet (B)
Phan Thiet free!
Day 13: Phan Thiet (B)
Phan Thiet free!
Day 14: Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
You will be free today until check out time and meet our driver (no guide) again for travelling back to Ho Chi Minh City in a good time to connect to your departure flight.
Your Hotels —
Hanoi: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel Lotus- Deluxe room
Located on Hang Trong in Hanoi Old-quarter, this street is famous for shops selling handicrafts, silks, art and Pho Nha Tho, a great little street for an afternoon drink at La Salsa and some traditional Vietnamese fish fare at La Brique – The Cha Ca (fried fish in banana leaves).
You are also just 3 minutes walking distance to Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, as well as the Opera House and Water-puppet Theatre. Your spacious room is well equipped and you will receive delicious fresh local fruit each day.
Ha Long Bay: Huong Hai Sealife Cruise - Suite room
Huong Hai sealife cruise is newly launched in February 2013, with 26 new luxury cabins with balconies. This small, traditional ship is the perfect way to see the beauty of this inimitable bay. Activities on board included fishing, snorkelling, Tai Chi and movie nights.
Luang Prabang: Santi Resort and Spa - Deluxe room
Mountains in the horizon, never ending rice fields at your doorstep, canals with Lotus flowers, creeks and waterfalls.. all this stretches through the sprawling serene landscape of Santi Resort & Spa.
The Resort is located a short 10 minutes drive from downtown Luang Prabang and boasts of 67 elegantly designed Rooms. Bungalows and Suites all with terrace or balcony and fitted with hot and cold shower, bathtub, individually controlled air-Conditioning, Satellite TV, 24 Hours Movie Channel, In-room electronic safe, In-room WIFI and a Refreshment Centre.
Furthermore, the Resort has four Food & Beverage Outlets, and Spa with Sauna and Gym.
Hoi An: Hoi An Trails Resort - Superior room
Awake in a luxuriously spacious room, decorated in typical Eastern style, at this charming resort beside the Thu Bon River. Overlooking the beautiful tropical gardens, swimming pool and floating café, your Superior Room will be your sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Dermalogica Spa is also a welcome treat for travel worn guests.
Ho Chi Minh city: Royal Lotus Hotel - Premium Room
This Saigon hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh's commercial and business district 1. Just 3 minutes walk to Opera House and to VinCom shopping centre. From the rooms, guests can enjoy a great view of the central part of Saigon from The Opera House to The Notre Dame Cathedral. Royal Lotus Hotel Saigon offers a level of service and comfort designed to ensure that both business and leisure travelers who visit this emerging and bustling new gateway city of Asia will find charming hospitality and personalized services. With harmonious combination between traditional Vietnamese structure and modern style with a French touch will bring guests a pleasant experience.
Phan Thiet: Victoria Phan Thiet - Garden View Bungalow
Explore a traditional fishing village and take time to relax on the coastline at Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa. Only 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City, the four star Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa is located at one of the most idyllic destinations on the Vietnamese coastline, a traditional fishing village, and remnant of the Cham Empire. The cosy thatched roof bungalows at Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa feature large bathroom with courtyard, al-fresco shower and a large outdoor patio facing the sea. All bungalows are decorated in honey and coral tones with traditional furniture.
Your Journey —
You may choose from economy, premium economy or business class flights with Vietnam Airlines. Just for you: Airport lounge access at UK departure point (outbound only).
Depart LGW 10.10
Arrive at Hanoi 05.55
Depart LGW 13.10
Arrive at Hanoi 06.55
Vietnam to Laos
Depart Hanoi 18.50
Arrive Luang Prabang 19.50
Laos to Vietnam
Depart Luang Prabang 17.10
Arrive Hanoi 18.10
Depart Hanoi 20:10
Arrive Danang 16.50
Depart Danang 09.35
Arrive Ho Chi Minh 10.50
Depart Ho Chi Minh 22.35
Arrive London Gatwick 07.50
Depart Ho Chi Minh 00.50
Arrive London Gatwick 07.40
All flight times are local.
The comfortable cabin seats and advanced in-flight entertainment system will make your flight enjoyable and satisfied.
Experience Deluxe Economy cabin facilities with more spacious comfortable seats and an advanced in-flight entertainment system.
Business class passengers will experience large recliner seats with a pitch of 59 inches and a reclining angle of 156.8 degrees. Noise cancelling headphones, upgraded cabin amenities and luxury food and drink choices make this an exceptional choice.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non changeable and non refundable at time of booking.