The Best Vietnam Laos Tour for the First-time Travelers

Starting from Hanoi, the graceful capital of Vietnam, this 9-day trip to Vietnam and Laos will take you to experience some of the most stunning cultural and natural heritages in Southeast Asia, including UNESCO world heritage sites like the Halong Bay and the old town of Luang Prabang.
Travel Route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Day: 9
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Appreciate the Unique Karst Landscape of Halong Bay

Cruise on the turquoise sea to closely enjoy the stunning landscapes of the limestone peaks. You can also go swimming, diving, or exploring the caves during your day tour on the Halong Bay cruise.

Explore Laos' famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang

Visit the wonderful Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Aham and other Buddshist temples, and discover Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Enjoy City Sightseeing Tours in the Capitals

Visit the essentials in Hanoi and Vientiane to get general ideas about Vietnam and Laos, the two graceful and atmospheric countries in Southeast Asia.

Temple of Literature
Wat Xieng Thong
Trinh Nu Cave

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi Tour
Today’s tour starts with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Then, you will visit the tranquil Temple of Literature.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Ethnology Museum.
At the end of today’s tour, you will explore the Old Quarter, the bustling area of narrow open streets and alleys.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Temple of Literature is a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi to Halong Bay
After breakfast, you will transfer to Halong Bay, the spectacular World Heritage-listed site. You will board a traditional wooden junk boat and explore the jade waters studded with karst islands.
After lunch onboard, you will visit Trinh Nu Cave to see the stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Then, you can go swimming or kayaking as you like in your free time.
Stay overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay.
The stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 4: Halong Bay and back to Hanoi
In the morning, you can join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck of the Junk boat. The time before we leave for the train station is your free time. You can enjoy a refreshing morning swim or take one last look at Halong Bay.
On the way back to the harbor, you will explore Surprise Cave, also known as Sung Sot Cave. It is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. You will be amazed by the stunning karst limestone with neon lights.
After that, you will transfer back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck.
Day 5: Hanoi to Vientiane
Say goodbye to Vietnam and welcome to Laos!
Today, you will take a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Vientiane Wattay International Airport and take you to your hotel.
After checking into the hotel, you could take a sightseeing tour of the city. You will visit Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in Laos with thousands of Buddhist images. After that, you will visit That Luang Stupa and Patuxay Monument.
Later, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset over the Mekong River.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.
Wat Si Saket, the oldest temple in Laos.
Day 6: Vientiane to Luang Prabang
Today, you will take a morning flight to Luang Prabang.
After checking into the hotel, you will start the city tour by visiting the Royal Palace Museum, where you can see many interesting artifacts, such as traditional costumes, jewelry, ornaments, rare furniture, etc.
Then, you will visit Wat Xieng Thong, which is the most famous and beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. Built-in 1560, the temple is a distillation of the ancient temple architecture style. Here, you can appreciate the classical Laotian aesthetics up close, from the roofs sweeping low to the ground to the gold pillars carved with patterns.
After that, you will move on to the Wat Wisunarat Temple and Wat Aham with impressive stupas.
In the afternoon, you will head to the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn more about Laos’ ethnic cultures and continue to visit the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek.
Later, you will get back to the city and visit Wat Mai before climbing up Mount Phousi. You will be indulged in the sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
At night, you can explore the Night Market, where you will find kinds of handmade textiles, homemade handicrafts, etc.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Royal Palace now is the National Museum in Luang Prabang.
Day 7: Luang Prabang
Before breakfast at the hotel, you will first partake in a Morning Alms (Sai Bat) on the street.
Then, after having breakfast, you will go to take a 2-hour boat trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Cave. En route, you will not only enjoy the scenery along the Mekong River but also see how the locals lead their life at the riverside.
Later, you will explore the Pak Ou Cave, where a number of gold lacquered Buddha statues are. Also, you will stop at Ban Xanghai village to try some local homemade rice wine. On the way back to Luang Prabang, you will take a short stop at Ban Xang Khong, which is well known for its traditional Saa Jute paper-making.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
Ban Xang Hai is also named the Whiskey Village
Day 8: Luang Prabang
Today’s trip starts with a morning visit to the Phousi Market, a local market where you can find almost everything there. It is a way to get close to the local life.
Then, you will visit Kuang Si Waterfalls. You can enjoy the natural scenery, take some exciting outdoor activities, or just relax yourself in the park.
Before getting back to Luang Prabang, you will visit the Black Hmong Ethnic Village to see how the ethnic group live in that natural environment.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Luang Prabang town.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
The stunning natural scenery of Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 9: Luang Prabang Departure
Say goodbye to Vietnam!
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private transfer and English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Flight and train tickets mentioned in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Vietnam and Laos Travel Restriction

In an effort to restart tourism and help the local economy recover, both Vietnam and Laos have lowered COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Before entering Vietnam you will need to purchase travel insurance with COVID-19 full coverage and download and use the “PC-Covid Viet Nam” Mobile app in order to enter the country.

And while entering Laos, you need to provide a valid vaccination certificate or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (no more than 48 hours before arriving) and register it online with a health declaration form. Then, you will get a QR code to show on arrival.

We are well aware of the need for safety in traveling abroad in the post-pandemic era. We will provide you with one-to-one travel consultant service throughout the whole process to assist you in completing the visa application and proof of vaccination required by the destination quickly and safely. Professional local guides, drivers, and other services will escort your trip.

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