Hanoi - Stilt house of Ho Chi Minh - One Pillar Pagoda - Temple of Literature - Museum of Ethnology - Old Quarter - Hoan Kiem Lake - Halong Bay - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village - Ban Khoang village - Sapa - Hanoi - Luang Prabang – Pak Ou cave - Khuang Si falls - Bangkok - Royal Grand Palace - Emerald Buddha - Phuket - Bangkok
Day 1 : Hanoi – Arrival (D)
Day 2 : Hanoi – City tour (B/L)
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D) (160 km – 3h30)
Day 4 : Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai (B/L) (160 km – 3h30)
Day 5 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village (B/L/D) (trekking – 11km)
Day 6 : Ta Phin village - Ban Khoang village - Sapa - Hanoi (B/L)
Day 7 : Hanoi - Luang Prabang (B) | by plane
Day 8 : Luang Prabang – Pak Ou cave (B/L)
Day 9 : Luang Prabang - Khuang Si falls - Luang Pra Bang (B/L)
Day 10 : Luang Prabang – Bangkok (B)
Day 11 : City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha. (B/L/D)
Day 12 : Bangkok – Phuket by plane (B)
Day 13 : Phuket - free time (B)
Day 14 : Phuket - free time (B)
Day 15 : Phuket – Bangkok – Departure (B)
Day 1: Hanoi - arrival (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel for check-in. Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary starts. In the early evening, you have a chance to watch a water puppet performance, a distinct traditional art of Vietnam in which split-bamboo screen puppets controlled by the hidden people perform in the water. Then you enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B/L)
Wake up in the morning in a new city, enjoy your breakfast then we start the second day of Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary in Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi, which is the resting place of Viet Minh leader Ho Chi Minh, founder. The next destination of your visit today is the One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông, first built in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond after he had a dream vision of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. You keep exploring Ancient Hanoi with an exploration of the Temple of Literature, the first national university in Vietnam first founded by the time of King Lý Nhân Tông. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
A short break at noon then you continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology where you have a chance to witness the documents of 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. We continue Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary tour with The Old Quarter. You will take 1.5 hours to wander around the narrow corner of Ancient Hanoi. It includes 36 old streets, each of which represents the type of merchandise sold in.
After enjoying the ancient atmosphere of streets as Hang Buom, Ta Hien, Dinh Le, Hang Be (famed for its typical food named Mam Tep Chung Thit) and witnessing the daily life of local here, we go on visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning Lake of the Returned Sword. From here you can enjoy a very nice walk along the lake or back to the hotel. You should your camera and take a beautiful picture on The Huc red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D) (160 km – 3h30)
Breakfast and then Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary offer the trip to Halong Bay - the World Heritage Site listed by Unesco located in Quang Ninh Province. Once there at around 12h30, you will board on a traditional junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. While peacefully sailing across the Bay, you might enjoy fresh seafood lunch.
The first stop is the most magical and beautiful cave – Sung Sot Cave means Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave, which is one of the most spectacular grottoes of Ha Long Bay. We will then stop on Titop island, where you can go for a swim, do kayaking and climb to the top of the island to admire a stunning panoramic view of the bay.
After enjoying a fresh seafood dinner on the bay, you can relax and spend the evening watching films or go for squid fishing. Stay overnight on the boat.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai (B/L) (160 km – 3h30)
Today you can wake up soon for sunrise, then we join a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck if booked in advance. Enjoying an energizing breakfast then we begin a busy and interesting day with a visit to Luon Cave by small boat. The boat later passes Man Head Island and Tortoise Island. While the boat heads back the pier, it is time for you to check out the cabin and pay all your bills before leaving for the next destination. On the way back, you have a chance to join a demonstration of cutting flowers from fruits and roots. on arriving at the pier, you will check you, leave the junk and transfer to Cua Vang for lunch or you can have the meal on the boat (optional).
Then our driver will transfer you to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, after a short break, in the late afternoon, we continue to head to the railway station to catch the train to Lao Cai (7.5 hours). You have overnight on the train. Or you can reach Sapa by Express Bus on highway (optional) (5 hours).
We arrive in Lao Cai in the next early morning.
Day 5 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra village - Ta Phin village (B/L/D) (trekking 4hours – 12km)
Arrive at Lao Cai railway station at about 6h00AM then transfer to Sapa, which is home for more than 30 minority tribes (Black H’mong, Flower H’mong, Red Dzao) and of Vietnam’s highest peak - Fansipan Mount.
Have breakfast in the hotel or restaurant (optional) before the trip starts.
Today, we walk through Ma Tra village and Ta Phin village. We have lunch at a local restaurant. This Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary offers you a unique opportunity to contemplate terraced rice fields, beautiful mountains and discover daily life of ethnic groups like Black HMong and Red Dao minority. Stay overnight at a homestay.
Day 6 : Ta Phin village - Ban Khoang - Sapa - Hanoi by Express Bus (B/L)
After breakfast at your homestay, you continue your trek and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Can Ho valley. We will lead you to Ban Khoang village through small isolated hamlets off the beaten track, which gives you the chance to meet with the villagers. In the early afternoon, you will be picked up to return to Sapa by car. You have your free time to enjoy the town before leaving Sapa at 16h00 to reach to Hanoi by Express Bus (or by private car up your request) with a road distance of 400km by highway.
On arrival in Hanoi at around 21h30 (the departure and return time is changeable if you take a private car). Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi - Luang Prabang (B) | by plane
After breakfast. we move to the airport in Hanoi for the flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival in Luang Prabang. Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary with the discovery of Laos begins.
Known as the former heart of the ancient kingdom of Laos, Luang Prabang nowadays is listed as World Heritage site with lots of ornate temples, French colonial architecture. On arrival, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Meals are on your own and overnight in Luangprabang.
Day 8: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave (B/L)
After breakfast, we start a new day of Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary with a tour to sightsee the oldest temple of impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the Wat Xiengthong with its unique roofs, presenting the typical structure of Luang Prabang temple.
Then we continue to take a boat to view the peaceful rural surroundings of the MeKong River as well as make a stop to explore the mysterious beauty of Pak Ou Caves, home to thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. At noon, we head to a local restaurant for lunch. After a short break, the first stop of the afternoon trip is Ban Xang Hai village, where you can try their traditional wine.
On the way back, we go across local villages at Ban Xieng Mene and Ban Chan before keep exploring the royal temple at Wat Long Khoun, which was used to the royal family patronage and near Sackarine Caves. The last place of your visit today is Ban Phanom, famed for its and weaving before returning to the city for the night. Dinner is on your own. Stay overnight in your hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 9: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfall (B/L) (30 km - 40-minute drive)
In the early morning, we will join in a visit to the locals for Tak Bat almsgiving to local monks as part of the original old culture. Then back to hotel for breakfast, and go to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall (30 km) to admire the majestic beauty of this waterfall as well as join some interesting activities as swimming, relaxing, and trekking to the peak of the fall.
On the way back to the town, we make a stop for a while at a Black Hmong's village, where you observe their daily life as well as shop for some handicraft souvenirs for your family and friend.
Upon arrival back, the rest of the day of Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary is at your leisure to relax with a cup of tea or coffee or you can plan go shopping with your friends or family.
Dinner is on your own. Stay overnight in Luangprabang.
Day 10: Luang Prabang – Bangkok (B)
Breakfast then you have free time until our driver comes to pick you up and transfer to the airport for the short flight to Bangkok. On arrival at the airport in Bangkok, you will be welcomed by our driver then transferred to your selected hotel in Bangkok for check-in. Then the rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the busy Bangkok city. Meals are on your own and overnight in your hotel in Bangkok.
Day 11: City Temple Tour – Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (B/L)
Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast then we kick off the new day of Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary with visits to two of the most unique Buddhist temples in Bangkok namely The Buddha in Wat Traimit and the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Po. We later have a visit to The Royal Grand Palace. Known as the most beautiful examples of the ancient Thai court, The Royal Grand Palace is a must-see place while in Bangkok. The last destination of your morning tour is the Temple of the sacred Emerald Buddha.
After enjoying your meal in the restaurant, we keep exploring the city with a cruise trip to the Chao Phraya River’s edge by a traditional style "Long Tail Boat" where you have a chance to discover the old canals of the Thonburi side of Bangkok as well as observe the old lifestyle of the locals here. On the way, you can stop to buy the snack, purchase knick-knacks, or even use a toilet. The next destination of your visit today is the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), famed for its silhouette.The local story goes that the shards of pottery decorating its 79 m tall spire came from a nearby shipwreck 100 years ago. We then come back to the hotel for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Bangkok.
Day 12: Bangkok – Phuket by plane (B)
This morning then we with take the flight from Bangkok to Phuket. On arrival, our driver will welcome you and move to your selected hotel in Phuket for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax on the wonderful beach. Meals are on your own. Enjoy your wonderful time of Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary in Phuket.
Day 13: Phuket - free time (B)
Enjoy your breakfast then you can spend the whole day relaxing on the beach with such interesting activities as swimming, sunbathing and other water recreations games. In the evening, you come back to the hotel for the night. Meals are on your own. Enjoy your wonderful time of Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary in Phuket.
Day 14: Phuket - free time (B)
Enjoy your breakfast then you can spend the whole day relaxing on the beach with such interesting activities as swimming, sunbathing and other water recreations games. In the evening, you come back to the hotel for the night. Meals on your own. Enjoy your wonderful time of Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary in Phuket.
Day 15 : Phuket – Bangkok – Departure (B)
Breakfast at your hotel then we can spend the last day walking around the Phuket or shopping for some souvenirs until our driver comes to transfer you for the flight to Bangkok connecting to your next flight go home. Meals are on your own.
End of the Vietnam Laos Thailand itinerary trip.
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