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Laos & Northern Vietnam

Located in Southeast Asia, Laos and Vietnam are two colourful countries bursting with character. Laos boasts emerald-hued forested landscapes and undulating mountains, while Vietnam is steeped in history and home to sparkling lakes and splendid architecture. Some of Laos’ main attractions include the rushing falls and natural pools of the Kuang Si Waterfalls and the historic gold stupa of Pha That Luang Vientiane, while Vietnam plays host to the mysterious Cu Chi Tunnels and bustling Ben Thanh Market.
Luang Prabang - Mekong - Hanoi - Sapa - Ha Long Bay - Laos


12 Day(s)


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12 Day

Laos & Northern Vietnam

From £ 1749/pp


With tours and excursions galore, this 11-night package holiday to Laos and Northern Vietnam is perfect for intrepid travellers keen to experience some of Southeast Asia’s most spellbinding destinations whilst staying in 4-star hotels.

Starting off in Luang Prabang, visit the legendary Kuang Si Waterfalls before heading to Hanoi for a tour of its highlights. Take a cosy sleeper train to Sapa and visit rural villages for a taste of local life before rounding off your tour with an overnight cruise along Ha Long Bay.  


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  • Accommodation
  • Meals as stated in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and/or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
Arrival in Luang Prabang
Day: 1 | Arrival in Luang Prabang

Airport to hotel transfer with optional evening cooking experience

When you arrive at Luang Prabang Airport, our tour guide representative will be on hand to meet you. From there, transfer to your hotel for check-in – the 4-st... more

Sightseeing in Luang Prabang
Day: 2 | Sightseeing in Luang Prabang

Experience the Kuang Si Waterfalls, the Butterfly Park and Bear Lao Project

After breakfast, head off on a full-day tour of the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Here, visit the Butterfly Park that’s home to walkways and 800 different butterflies i... more

Cruise along the Mekong
Day: 3 | Cruise along the Mekong

Discover local villages and the Tam Ting Caves as you cruise along the Mekong

After breakfast, you will be taken to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about the cultures and artistic traditions of minority groups. Then, h... more

Sightseeing in Luang Prabang
Day: 4 | Sightseeing in Luang Prabang

Half-day tour of Luang Prabang and the temples of Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai

Following breakfast, drive to the beautiful temple of Wat Xieng Thong for a walking tour through the old quarter. Visit the Heritage Information Centre before ... more

Travel to Hanoi
Day: 5 | Travel to Hanoi

Flight to Hanoi and transfer to accommodation

After breakfast, take a transfer to the airport to board your flight to Hanoi (flight is not included in your main package) and meet up with your tour guide up... more

Sightseeing in Hanoi
Day: 6 | Sightseeing in Hanoi

City tour of Hanoi with entry to main attractions including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Following breakfast, start your day with a private tour of Hanoi and its main attractions. Begin with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s former residence... more

Travel to Sapa en route to Lao Cai
Day: 7 | Travel to Sapa en route to Lao Cai

Bat Trang pottery village visit with overnight train ride to Sapa

Start your day off with a tasty breakfast before a leisurely morning. In the afternoon, you’ll be picked up and taken to the Bat Trang pottery village and watc... more

Travel to Sapa
Day: 8 | Travel to Sapa

Arrive into Lao Cai and travel to Sapa through the mountains

Early this morning, you’ll reach Lao Cai, the border town to Yunnan in China. Set off via vehicle through the spaghetti-like roads up the mountains towards Sap... more

Sightseeing in Sapa
Day: 9 | Sightseeing in Sapa

Venture to rural villages and get to know the locals and tribes

Begin your day with breakfast before setting off for Ban Khoang, a picturesque village that’ll help you gain an insight into local life and traditions. more

Cruise to Ha Long Bay
Day: 10 | Cruise to Ha Long Bay

Overnight cruise with stop-offs at islands within Ha Long Bay

You will reach Hanoi at around 6am and take a transfer to basic accommodation to shower and have breakfast. At 9am, one of our representatives will pick you up... more

Ha Long to Hanoi
Day: 11 | Ha Long to Hanoi

Cruise back to Hanoi with visit to Dong Ho Village

Get up bright and early and take part in a tai chi session on the sun deck. Then, cruise to the secluded Frog Lake and go swimming and kayaking. more

Day: 12 | Departure

Hotel to airport transfer

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight home (or to your next destination).

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