Siem Reap - Hoi An - Hanoi - Luang Prabang
- Itinerary: 10 days 9 nights
- Depart from: Hanoi
Your tour will start in Hanoi, where you will have the chance to explore the rich history and culture of Vietnam. You can visit popular attractions such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Old Quarter, and the Temple of Literature. You will also get to enjoy the vibrant street food scene and experience the unique Vietnamese cuisine.
From Hanoi, you will embark on a scenic journey through the stunning landscapes of northern Vietnam. You will travel by bus or train, passing through picturesque countryside, lush rice terraces, and majestic mountains. Along the way, you will make stops at charming towns and villages, giving you a glimpse into the local way of life.
After crossing the border into Laos, you will arrive in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang. This ancient town is known for its well-preserved French colonial architecture, Buddhist temples, and stunning natural beauty. You can explore the famous Kuang Si Waterfalls, take a boat cruise along the Mekong River, and witness the daily alms-giving ceremony of the local monks.
Throughout the tour, you will be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will provide insights into the history, culture, and traditions of both Vietnam and Laos. Accommodations will be comfortable and selected to give you a taste of local hospitality.
The Hanoi-Luang Prabang tour offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking to discover new cultures, this tour is sure to leave you with lasting memories.
Day 1: Siem Reap (Breakfast, Lunch) February 23, 2024
On your arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met local guide and driver who will take you to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 2: Siem Reap (Breakfast, Lunch) February 24, 2024
Breakfast at hotel, and then star tour visit South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and mooted royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeilnakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Lunch local restaurant! Afternoon visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Giant trees have grown here for centuries and Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who ruled Cambodia from 1113 to 11 52 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Buffet dinner with Apsara Diace Show at local restaurant!
Day 3: Siem Reap - Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch) February 25, 2024
Breakfast at hotel Visit Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonie Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia. Here you'll see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonie Sap. Continue to visit Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be late 19th century. Then back to Lunch at local restaurant! Visit Local Market & "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecole" the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. Check out our hotel then we drive Siem Reap International Airport for our short flight to Danang City, Vietnam. On our arrival, we meet the local guide and drive who transfer us to Hoi An for check in. Free at leisure.
Day 4: Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch) February 26, 2024
Morning enjoy our breakfast at hotel, we start our walking to ancient quarter of Hoi An. Our first visit is Fukien Assembly Hall where is also the Thien Hau temple located. This temple was built in early century and dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea and the Protector of sailor when Fukien traders traveled down South of China by the sea to Hoi An for their business. Later on they decided to stay permanently in this trade port until now. This place has become very popular local attraction for not only Vietnamese but also the foreign travelers as its architecture style is absolutely amazing figure. Then we keep on our walking from this temple to Tan Ky, ancient trading house. There are 7 generations of the Vietnamese merchant family has lived in this beautiful house and they carefully protect their home as its original for over 2 centuries ago. The architecture model of this house is the combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese style. Come and see this place, we have a chance to talk to the owners who will inform us many useful and interesting things in the house, their daily life and how they have kept their home beautifully since 19th century. It is not far from this home as it takes us S minutes to walk to Japanese Bridge, an iconic of Hoi An ancient town. This temple bridge (the bridge where there is a temple on it) was built by Japanese community in 1590s and it dedicated to the God of the weather. It is said that he controls all kinds of weather changes and natural calamities, so most of the sailors worship him. Finishing our history walking tour in this morning section with a visit to Sa Huynh Culture take an hour boat ride on Thu Bon river for leisure.
Day 5: Hoi An - Ha Noi (Breakfast, Lunch) February 27, 2024
Morning we take a short flight to Hanoi Capital, a raddle of Vietnamese culture and the heart of all Vietnamese. This thousand year old city is definitely a great place for us to stroll around 36 ancient commercial streets in which each street is named basing on the produce that is sold as Hang Bac (Silver Street), Hang Giay (Shoes street), Hang Dieu (Tobacco street), Hang Dao (Silk street) .. and countless culture and historic sites for us to discover. On our arrival we will take an hour cyclo (pedicab) to the ancient quarter of Hanoi. It is an incredible way to discover this city and there are hundreds of photo opportunity; every corner of the street, shop keepers, vendors, street foods, a bustle and hustle of Dong Xuan Market and soon for us to take. We finish our ride at Thang Long theatre and walk around Hoan Kiem then visit to Ngoc Son temple. Check in hotel then free at leisure. Evening we will entertain the water puppet show, a unique northern Vietnamese art performance that we cannot be missed on our schedule for today. We will have a chance to learn more about the rural life of Vietnam ere peasants and national heroes via a series of history story which were beautifully demonstrated by the artists who play with the water puppets.
Day 6: Hanoi - Halong (Breakfast, Lunch) February 28, 2024
A new exciting day waiting us to discover, we depart for Ha Long. a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960-2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islands and islets in all sides reflecting on turquoise water. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. There are a lot of photo opportunity on our way to Ha Long as we drive through the rural area, street markets, paddy fields, vegetable farms, poultry farms and lotus farms. We take a rest stop Hong Ngoc shop after 2 hour drive for a coffee break then continue to Ha Long Bay. At midday we board the overnight junk for the cruise. A welcome drink is well prepared for us as we get on board then check in and enjoy a pleasant cruise on the bay. Seafood lunch is served on board while the junk is slowly going among the islands and islets. There are some activities for us to join in in this afternoon;visiting to the cave, swimming at Ti Top beach, climbing up the top of Ti Top.
Day 7: Halong - Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch) February 29, 2024
Island for panoramic view of the bay, kayaking in late afternoon or joining squids finishing at night. The junk is anchored in a quiet bay for overnight. Dinner and overnight on board. Morning just join the Tai Chi Class on sundeck for half an hour and then we will have breakfast. We keep on our excursion and visit to Sung Sot cave, fantastic stalactites and stalagmites in all different sides with beautiful natural color. Return to our junk and checkout. Enjoy a pleasant cruise back to the pier for disembarkation then drive back Hanoi. Rest of day is free at leisure.
Day 8: Hanoi - Luang Prabang (Breakfast, Lunch) March 01, 2024
Morning enjoy our breakfast at hotel then depart for Noi Bai Airport to fly to Luang Prabang, Laos. On arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After you have had time to rest and freshen up we will head off on bicycles to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. Cycling on, we are seeing the city's oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. Your evening to free to explore the town and night market or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 9: Luang Prabang (Breakfast, Lunch) March 02, 2024
After breakfast back at the hotel we begin our journey to Kuang Sii Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and salt peter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos. On arrival at the Kuang Sii Falls you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary. You will also enjoy a picnic lunch below the falls. Upon return to Luang Prabang we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax.
Day 10: Luang Prabang - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch) March 03, 2024
There is no activity until your departure flight.
- English-speaking tourguides
- Hotel accomadation based on twin or double rooms
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Dinners unless other notes indicated in Detailed Program.
- Two buffet lunches, one breakfast and one dinner on Halong Boat
- Private Air-con transfer.
- Overnight Junk in Halong
- Water on the bus during transfer
- Entrance fee
- Show tickets
- International, domestic flights and
- airport departure tax.
- Meals not mentioned in Detailed Program
- Vietnam and Cambodia Visa fee
- Tipping for Guides, Drivers, Restaurants
- Other expense not mentioned in the program.
Thing To Carry
- Dry fruits, energy bar, chocolates, etc.
- Personal medication
- Toiletry bag
- Sweater/ Warm jackets for the night
- Track pants and cotton T-shirt
- Extra pair of clothes
- Rain coat/Poncho in monsoons
- Moov spray, dettol solution or salt to avoid leeches
- Camera (optional)
- If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
- If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
- If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
- No Refund Applicable
- The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
- In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
- Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.