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12 Days Northern Vietnam and Laos Tour

Duration: 12Days
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Departure date:
As You Prefer
Tour code: ICTG-202
Tour Highlights
  • World Heritage Tour
  • Sapa Primitive Villages
  • Pak Ou Caves
Daily Itinerary
Day 1 Hanoi

Pick up at Hanoi airport or hotel.

Afternoon visit Vietnam Women’s Museum, which highlights their roles in Vietnam's many military conflicts as well as in commerce, including features on female street vendors, women's role in the family, and more recently, single mothers in Vietnam.

Temple of Literature & National University. This temple is the oldest university in Vietnam, constructed in 1076. Five courtyards include beautiful gardens, walls inscribed with the names of scholars, several altars and a small museum.

Watch the Water Puppet in Thang Long Theater. Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.

Enjoy the coffee nearby the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Day 2 Halong Bay

In the morning drive to Halong bay about 2.5hours.

Check-in Junk in Halong Bay. Enjoy Welcome drink. Take the cruise to Amazing Cave & Luon Cave. Float on the bay to enjoy the scenery.

Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai(Sapa)

Wake up early to enjoy the pure morning on Junk. Breakfast. Free at leisure.

Afternoon drive back to Hanoi. And take the train to Lao Cai(Sapa) at night.

Day 4-5 Lao Cai(Sapa)

Morning arrival at Lao Cai(Sapa).

Visit Cat Cat Village by walking where H'mong Ethnics is living.

Drive to Taphin Village where Red Dzao Ethnics is living.

Drive to Lao Chai Village to meet Black H'mong Ethnics.

visit Ta Van Village where Dzay Ethnics is living.

At night back to Lao Cai railway station to take the train to Hanoi.

Day 6 Hanoi
Arrival at Hanoi, send to hotel and free leisure time.
Day 7 Hanoi fly to Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang from Hanoi at morning, about 1hour.

Arrival at Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel for rest.

Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple) is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. There are over twenty structures on the grounds including a sim, shrines, pavilions and residences, in addition to its gardens of various flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees.

Climb up 350 steps to the top of the Phou Sii Hill to visit the Wat Phu Sii and enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction.

Day 8-9 Luang Prabang

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos , being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.

Visit Royal Palace Museum (Haw Kham).

Take a Mekong Riverboat trip on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves - the caves are noted for their miniature Buddha sculptures.

Cross the Mekong River by boat, to the picturesque Village of Ban Chan, a pottery village. Then visit the Morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails.

Day 10-11 Luang Prabang fly to Vientiane

Take the flight to Vientiane about 40minutes.

Visit the Wat Si Saket, built in the Siamese style of Buddhist architecture, with a surrounding terrace and an ornate five-tiered roof, rather than in the Lao style.

Pha That Luang, is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa, generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.

Patuxai, also called Patuxai Arch or the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane as it resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is typically Laotian in design, decorated with mythological creatures such as the kinnari.

Drive out of town to the famous Buddha Park. The vast meadow of the park plays as a stage for those stone-made Buddhism and Hindu sculptures of all size and style.

Day 12 Depart Vientiane
Free until airport seeing-off, to your next destination.
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
  • Private transfer (air-conditioned vehicle) as listed in itinerary;
  • Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;
  • Local English speaking tour guide in each city as programmed;
  • 3-star hotels in each city as programmed;
  • Daily bottle of mineral water;
  • Service charge and government tax.
Tour Package Excludes:
  • International & Domestic flights of arrival & departure;
  • Optional meals/attractions/activities/tours;
  • Travel assurance & Personal assurance
             (Better to purchase on your own in your country);
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers;
  • VISA fees;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Others not mentioned.