Situated outside of the cities, within the lush canopy of mountain jungles and in a bay with rising karsts and deep caves, you will find the natural beauty of Vietnam and Laos on this custom tailored tour. Waterfalls careen down the mountainside in lavish blue while caves are decorated with thousands of Buddha icons. Discover the magnificent wildlife, from charming birds to vivacious flowers, and the hill tribes that continue to cultivate the land far from the rush of city streets. You will explore...
Ho Chi Minh City - Welcome to Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City
Welcome to the once southern capital of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, where the streets are lively and the scents are enticing, from chili to garlic, ginger to coriander. You arrive at the airport and are met by your private transfer who will soon have you relaxing in the comforts of your hotel centrally located within the city. Vietnam’s center of commerce, the modern metropolis, wraps around the Saigon River bringing a vibrant skyline to the soothing waterway. Through a blend of tradition, modernity, colonial history, and reunification, the wonder of Vietnam has begun.
Ho Chi Minh City - Explore the Energetic History of Ho Chi Minh City
Da Lat - Transfer to Da Lat and Journey to See the Tiger Falls
Da Lat - Enjoy the Natural Beauty around Tiger Falls before Returning to Da Lat
Hanoi - Fly to Hanoi, the Capital City of Vietnam, and Tour through the Remarkable Mixture of Culture and Modernity
Ha Long Bay - Experience the Sensational Scenery of Ha Long Bay on an Overnight Cruise
Hanoi - Revel in the Wonderful Landscape Once More before Returning to Hanoi
Vientiane - Arrive in Vientiane, the Capital of Laos
Luang Prabang - Visit the Tranquil City of Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang - Discover the Natural Wonder in and around Luang Prabang
Vientiane - Traverse the Countryside En Route to Vientiane
Vientiane - Depart for Home
- Discover the natural beauty of Tiger Falls within the remarkable hills outside of Da Lat
- Experience the tremendous culture of hill tribes who have continued their traditions throughout the shifting economic and topographical landscape
- Luxuriate in the fabulous blend of tradition and modernism within the neighborhoods of Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital
- Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay where the landscape brings new meaning to the word breathtaking
- Take part in the alms giving ceremony on the streets of Luang Prabang in Laos
- Venture into the rich history of the Pac Ou Caves situated above the banks of the Ou River
Off the beaten path of the city streets you will find the grandeur of the jungle and the blossoming limestone that stretches out of the emerald water. On this 12-day trip to Vietnam and Laos you will do more than visit Southeast Asia; you will experience it, from its vibrant culture and its unparalleled landscape set within the mountains that the French once used as resort homes, to the parading orange-robed monks that ask for alms each morning within the old Imperial Capital of Laos. From hidden caves to illustrious waterfalls you will discover the breathtaking beauty of Southeast Asia in its natural landscape and persistent culture.
Your journey begins with your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. What was once the capital of South Vietnam is now the capital of Vietnamese commerce, bringing in the modern world on the banks of the Saigon River. Touring through the city brings you the contemporary history that remains a strong part of the collective neighborhoods’, and its people’s, identity. Venture through the city of Da Lat into the mountainside to spend two days within the stunning forestry that reaches along the undulating peaks, allowing the hill tribes to cultivate lavish crops, from coffee to artichoke, and even sensational flowers. Once in Hanoi you will find a city that has been able to balance the energy of modern Vietnam with the soothing environment of culture, tradition, and nature.
Spend the following two days cruising in luxury on the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay known for the exquisite limestone islands and towering karsts. When you return to land you will indulge in the tranquil highlights of Hanoi once more before making your way to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The serene streets of the capital bring almost a different world, combining French Colonial influence with a strong connection to history and tradition. From Vientiane you will make your way to Luang Prabang, one of the most sensational and popular cities in the country, famous for its old imperial relics, tremendous forestry, and breathtaking landscape. Experience the monks’ morning procession before venturing to the Pak Ou Caves, dug deep within the limestone cliffs. You will return to Vientiane before your trip home, allowing you to take in the charisma of the capital streets once more.
$2,803 per person (excluding international flights)
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