Legend of Vietnam and Laos Tour 14 Days

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Dien Bien Phu - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang

  • 14 days 13 nights
  • Hanoi
  • Luang Prabang
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Overview

Legend of Vietnam and Laos Tour 14 Days from Halong bay to Luang Prabang via Sapa and Dien Bien Phu will give you the best choice to discover all highlights of northern Vietnam and Laos. You will visit Hanoi , Halong bay for overnight, amazing Sapa, old battle field between the French and Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam and Nong Khiaw area, Luang Prabang city, Kuang Si Waterfall in Laos. 

Arrival/Departure Locations

  • Hanoi/ Luang Prabang

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Tour details

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Driver and guide of Travel Vietnam will meet you outside the baggage claim at Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Duong Lam Village – City Tour

After breakfast, you will drive about 50km from Hanoi to visit Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay province. Duong Lam, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta. On arrival we take a walk on the village path to visit Mong Phu temple where is dedicated to national heroes, King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung temples.
In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the opera house, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

(The route and activities depend on specific cruise, weather condition and permission of the Halong Authority and could be changed by season)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before setting out on a 2.5 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
Spend nearly 24 hours cruise on the amazing Halong Bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Cruise on Halong Bay.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi.
Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Sapa

Early morning, your guide & driver will meet you at the lobby of the hotel then leave Hanoi for Sapa on a six hour journey on the Vietnam’s longest and modern highway.
On arrival, your guide will take you on a two-hours trek through the terraced rice fields to visit the villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai where you will learn about local traditions and daily life.
Back to town in afternoon and free to discover the town by you own.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 6: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van

This morning, drive to Tram Ton Pass, Heaven’s Gate – the highest peak of roads in Vietnam (over 2000m). Admire the spectacular views, even the Fansipan summit, the highest peak of Indochina mountains (weather permits) and visit the nearby Silver Waterfall with marvelous scenery of the surrounding nature. Stop along the way to visit O Quy Ho village which known for the different kinds of vegetables, flowers, fruit trees and even medicinal plants grown here.
After lunch in the town, visit Lao Chai & Ta Van village with a short leisurely walk, an excellent way to explore the daily life and familiarize yourself with the cultures of the H’mong and Dzay people who populate the region. The trek through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley also gives you an opportunity to admire the amazing rice terraces. Overnight with homestay service.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van village.

Day 7: Sapa – Dien Bien Phu

Today you will wake up early to take the transfer from Sapa to Dien Bien Phu. On the way enjoy picturesque views of the scenic landscape, the rural villages lay peacefully in the valleys. You will have the chance to stop along the way to visit the local tribe villages.
Upon arrival Dien Bien Phu, check in the hotel and relax.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 8: Dien Bien Phu Discover

Nestled in a heart shaped basin near the border with Laos, lies Dien Bien Phu. The famous historical battleground, where the Vietnamese successfully defeated the French, marking the end of French colonial occupation in 1954.
Start the day early with a visit to the local market where you will meet charming Thai tribes in their traditional costume purchasing their farm products. The next is military base and historical site of the First Indochina War. We drive 30 minutes out of city to the base of The Command of Dien Bien Phu Campaign (Muong Phang) – Located in a primitive forest in Muong Phang commune to the commanding bunker of General Commander-in-chief Vo Nguyen Giap and Hoang Van Thai.
In the afternoon, you will visit Dien Bien Phu Museum, built in 1984 on the occasion of the year 30th after Dien Bien Phu Victory before visiting A1 Hill - the most important camp of the French and Bunker of the French General De Castries.
Some free time of your own in the afternoon relax by strolling around the town.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 9: Dien Bien Phu – Cross Tay Trang Boder – Muang Khua

After breakfast in the hotel, we drive down south through the peaceful Muong Thanh Valley to the Tay Trang border gate to Laos where our Laos guide and driver are await you.
(It may take 30 minutes to 1 hours for Immigration and customs processes)
Crossing the border, we continue through one of Laos’ most remote regions to Muang Khua, a one-horse border town located on the banks of the Nam Ou River.
Upon arrival Muang Khua, you will check in the guest house and discover the town by you own.
Note: The Tay Trang border gate immigration normally closes for lunch between12.00 - 13.30.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Guest house in Muang Khua.

Day 10: Muang Khua – Boat trip to Muang Ngoi – Nong Kiaw

This morning, you will take the long tail boat downstream Ou river to Muang Ngoi.
Along the way, stop off to visit several different ethnic villages. You actually pass straight through Muang Ngoi at first and pay the village of Ban Sop Jam a visit. This village is famous for its traditional Lao silk and cotton weaving, here you can purchase some beautiful textiles if you wish.
In the afternoon continue the journey to Nong Khiaw – a charming rustic little town on the bank of the Ou River. It is squeezed in between some of the most fantastic limestone mountains north of Laos.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nong Khiaw.

Day 11: Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang

Have breakfast in the hotel then take a pleasant walk around the village enjoying the village feel with great views over the Nam Ou river or visit a small temple complex in the center of town. Continue the journey of 2 hours drive passing picturesque scenery along the Nam Ou River and beautiful mountainous setting heading to Pak Ou Caves - a pantheon of gold Buddha statues tucked into the nooks of the limestone cliffs. Enjoy the cruise along Mekong from the cave to village of Ban Xang Hai. Stop here to learn how local make Lau Lao (Lao whisky) and Lau Hai (Lao wine), before continuing this river way down the Mekong to Luang Prabang. Check in at the hotel then take an evening stroll through the quaint streets and enjoy the sunset over the river and surrounding lush countryside. The evening highlight includes a visit to the local night market in the city center, where ethnic minority people come together to buy and sell their wares.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 12: Luang Prabang City Tour

Situated where the Nam Khan River meets the Mekong, lies the fabled city of Luang Prabang - the former capital of Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage site. With its lantern lit streets, lined with a mix of faded colonial mansions and sparkling mosaic temples; this city is known to enchant its visitors. Have breakfast at the hotel then enjoy a half-day tour through Luang Prabang. Begin with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong - representative of classic Laotian architecture, before seeing the impressive temple of Wat Mai. Then visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre for insight in to the countries various ethnic groups and traditional crafts. Later that day, adjourn to the Phousi Holy Hill to enjoy the marvelous panoramic views of the town at sunset. Free to discover the night market by your own.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 13: Luang Prabang – Living Land Farm (join in group) – Kuang Si Waterfall

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there you will visit the local morning, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.
Next, tour guide will pick you up at hotel for very exciting tour in Living Land Farm where you can learn the process to make rice and practice it by your own. Today you will become a real farmer to work on the farm, besides, you also will have chance to communicate with local people and see their daily work.
In afternoon, drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 14: Luang Prabang Departure

Have breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy a free morning at your leisure before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

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