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Northern Vietnam & Laos Adventure - 12 Days

We’ve designed this fascinating tour that highlights two of Indochina’s most exceptional countries. Discover Vietnam’s incredible diversity while walking through the ancient city of Hanoi, enjoy a boat cruise on the picturesque Halong Bay, experience a home stay with the Thai tribe people of Mai Chau, visit the old French battle field in Dien Bien Phu, and marvel at the peaceful countryside of the Red River and northwest hill tribes. To discover the enchanting land of Laos, cross over from Vietnam via the newly opened border crossing of Tay Trang, head to the rugged mountain town of Muang Khua, and then down to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang. Visit the sacred Pak Ou Caves, local villages along the Mekong River, and the beautiful boulevards of the capital city, Vientiane. This breathtaking and inspiring journey through Indochina is sure to astound you at every turn.

 

 

Day 1 – Hanoi arrival

Day 2 – Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

Day 3 – Halong Bay – Hanoi city tour

Day 4 – Hanoi - Mai Chau – Trekking

Day 5 – Mai Chau – Dien Bien Phu

Day 6 -  Dien Bien Phu- a visit to the historical relics – Cross border to Muang Khua

Day 7 – Muang Khua – Luang Prabang

Day 8 - Luang Prabang City Tour .

Day 9 – Luang Prabang – Phonsavan

Day 10: Xieng Khuang - Plain of Jars and Muang Khoun

Day 11: Xieng Khuang—Vientiane

Day 12: Vientiane departure

 

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Day 1 – Hanoi arrival
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Our driver and guide of will meet you outside the baggage claim at Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. 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, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants with your travel consultant of Agenda Tour Vietnam

Day 2 – Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then set out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your private boat. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we 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 East Sea (Bien Dong). Pass the night on boat lulled to sleep.

Day 3 – Halong Bay – Hanoi city tour
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and watch the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore the nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for brunch, then take advantage of the sundeck to admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as we navigate back to Halong City. Our driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi. Enjoy a 3-hour Hanoi City landmark tour.

Day 4 – Hanoi - Mai Chau – Trekking
Our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel and take you along highway 6 to Mai Chau: a small town nestled in the midst of a lush valley and surrounded by emerald-green rice fields. Enjoy picturesque views of the scenic landscape, sown with pagodas and rural villages. Stop along the way to visit the Muong Tribe and then at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley. Have an authentic lunch with a local family of the White Thai Tribe and enjoy some free time to acquaint yourself with the villagers. In the afternoon, trek through terraced rice paddies and small villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley. Encounter the culture of the ethnic minority Thai people on our visits to the Pom Coong and Na Phon villages. Return to the home stay and help cook the evening meal.  This is an opportunity to learn about the local cuisine and culture as you join the family to prepare a traditional dinner. In the evening, enjoy a live dance and music performance. Stay overnight in the Long House.

Day 5 – Mai Chau – Dien Bien Phu
Start the day with a simple breakfast with your host family. Then take a short drive through the surrounding countryside, before setting off on a long and nice drive to the tea plantations and plateau of Moc Chau. We then travel from Son La, all the way to Dien Bien Phu on the newly upgraded highway No.6. This gorgeous stretch of road is lined with stunning scenery. We will make frequent photo stops en route and visit the minority villages of the H’mong and Black Thai peoples. Along the way we will visit a tea plantation on Moc Chau plateau - Vietnam’s premier tea-growing region. In the afternoon we continue along winding mountain roads through North Vietnam’s stunning countryside. Drive pass the impressive Pha Din pass a highlight of the day. Pha Din sits 1,000 meter or 3,280 feet above the sea level. According to local legend, “Pha Din” means the connection between Heaven and Earth. We arrive Dien Bien Phu later in the afternoon.

Day 6 -  Dien Bien Phu- a visit to the historical relics – Cross border to Muang Khua
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. Start the day with a visit to the military base and historical site of the First Indochina War, stopping at the Dien Bien Phu Museum and the A1 Hill. In the afternoon we continue on our journey, driving along the peaceful Muong Thanh Valley to the Tay Trang border gate to Laos. Our Guide and driver will support you at the immigartion.
Crossing the border, Our Tour guide and car from Laos will be await for you, we continue through one of Laos’ most remote regions all the way to Muang Khua, a one-horse border town located on the banks of the Nam Ou River. Arrive in Muang Khua in the late afternoon and check in at the hotel. Enjoy some free time to relax, then take a brief walking tour around the town to visit the local market and nearby pagoda.

Day 7 – Muang Khua – Luang Prabang
You don’t want to miss the early morning Binthabat ceremony. Hundreds of monks will leave their pagodas and make a slow procession through town, starting at 5:45 a.m. and lasting for about an hour. You can easily find them near your hotel.
Return to the hotel for breakfast and then we will embark on our cruise past picturesque scenery down the Nam Ou River - Laos’s longest inland river. Drink in the beautiful mountainous setting on a nine-hour float. Stop for a lunch on your own (try some simple local cuisine at Muang Ngoy) and in the afternoon we continue the boat cruise to Luang Prabang with a stop at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong rivers to visit the Pak Ou caves - a pantheon of gold Buddha statues tucked into the nooks of the limestone cliffs. It is then only a short distance from the caves to the village of Ban Xang Hai. Stop here to learn about LauLao (Lao whisky) and LauHai (Lao wine), before continuing 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, where ethnic minority people come together to buy and sell their wares.

Day 8 - 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. We 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 stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing in one of the city’s many quirky cafés or strolling along the beautiful riverbank.

Day 9 – Luang Prabang – Phonsavan

Today we drive from Luang Prabang to Xieng Khuang, passing through Laos’ pristine countryside. This 7 hours drive with spectacular views of Laos’ rain forests and mountain ranges. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax.

Day 10: Xieng Khuang - Plain of Jars and Muang Khoun
Start the day with a trip to Phonsavan’s bustling central market. Visit the MAG (de-mining organization) exhibition before heading out to see the great stone wonders of Xieng Khuang, the Plain of Jars. First we will explore Site 1 where hundreds of large stone jars lie scattered about the enchanting plateau. Next, is the forested area of site 2 and a short scenic trek to Site 3, passing through the Thai Dam and Laos Leum village. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the old capital Muang Khoun and nearby villages of the H’mong and Thai Dam peoples.

Day 11: Xieng Khuang—Vientiane
Today we take a short domestic flight from Phonsavan to Vientiane. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. After a short rest, set out on a sightseeing tour of Laos’ eccentric capital, visiting all the city’s key attractions. Start the tour with a stop at Vientiane’s oldest temple, Wat Si Saket, filled with over 2,000 ceramic, gold, and silver Buddha images. Next we visit Haw Pha Kaew—the royal temple that once housed the famous Emerald Buddha—, before continuing on to Laos’ most significant national monument: Pha That Luang. We conclude our tour at Patuxai, known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Day 12: Vientiane 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 home.

 

 

 

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What is a private tour?

A private tour is run exclusively for you, your own families or friends with no other strangers.  You may choose an ideal pre-made private tour on our website.  Alternatively, we can customize an itinerary in line with your specific wishes. In particular, you will benefit from the following advantages:

+ Start the tour on any date at your convenience.
+ Choose the tour length as long as your schedule and budget allow.
+ Plan the tour with hotels and sightseeing spots that you are specifically interested in.
+ You may order the dishes you want .
+ Experienced guides and skillful drivers in each city offer services are provided for your exclusive use.
+ Travel at your own pace that flexibly fits your travel style.
+ Ideal for those who need special assistance, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or families with small children.

Prices:

We offer a complete package tour that covers all expenses excluding the cost of international flight ticket. Our tour prices vary depending on:

+ Travel period: prices tend to be higher in peak season (March, April, November, and December) than in low season (May, June, September).

+ Number of travelers: The more people in your group travel, the less you pay.

+ Hotel quality: If you choose a 5-star hotel, you will surely have to pay more than a stay in a 3-star hotel.

+ Booking date: Early bird booking can help you save a great deal than last minute booking.

To have more information about your trip’s quote, simply click the link “personalize your trip” at the bottom of the page and our sales team member will contact you shortly. This service is completely free of charge and requires no commitment to buy.

Booking process:

Step 1: Select a tour
You may choose a pre-made tour on our website. However, if you prefer to customize the tour in your own way, simply click “personalize this tour” at the bottom of the page. A form will appear and requires you to fill in all fields. After the form is successfully sent, one of our sales team members will contact you within 2 working days.

Step 2: Book a tour
If you agree on the proposed quote, you are kindly requested to send us the confirmation mail and we will proceed accordingly. It is our duty to reserve all the services related to your trip such as hotels, restaurants, domestic flights, toURIt guides and so on. We will contact you once again to make sure that the program fits your travel needs. Should you agree on it, a temporary contract will be issued as a written commitment between you and Amica.  Consequently, you are kindly requested to deposit 25 % of the trip’s total cost that can be paid by credit card, check or money order.

Tips:

Although tips are not compulsory in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, it is an etiquette to offer something for those such as your drivers or waiters for their services during the trip.

Accommodation:

There are a variety of accommodation options in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. You can choose from an economic, unrated hotel to an exceptionally luxurious resort and those in between. For your convenience, it is recommended that you stay in a small, authentic, family-run hotel rather than big and crowded one.

Transportation:

Our great cars are from popular brands such as Toyota, Ford, and Mercedes. They are all brand new, modern and air-conditioned. Below is our standards chart:

Number of travellers

2 travellers

3 travellers

4 to 7 travellers

8 to 15 travellers

16 to 20 travellers

Type of vehicle

vehicle of 4 or 7 seated

Vehicle of 7 to 16 seated

Vehicle of 12 to 16 seated

Vehicle of 24 or 30 seated

Vehicle of 35 to 45 seated

Visa:

With a valid passport, 2 identity pictures and a fee of 10$, you can easily get an entry visa to Cambodia and Laos upon arrival. If you choose to stop in Vietnam, you must either get a visa from your home country prior to your departure or request an entry permit to obtain visa on arrival which costs 25 dollars. For the second option, we will provide all the necessary documents to help you obtain the visa on arrival.

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