Sensational Vietnam & Laos

Sensational Vietnam & Laos

14 Days
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Sensational Vietnam & Laos

14 Days Starting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and ending in Luang Prabang, Laos

Visiting: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Hue, Hải Vân Pass, Hội An, Hanoi, Hạ Long Bay, Luang Prabang

Tour operator:

Luxury Gold

Tour code:

A606ZN20

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

18 - 22

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise request

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Luxury, Small Group

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Fall in love with Laos and Vietnam on this 2-week guided tour. Travel along the Saigon River in a speedboat, cruising past the city’s glittering skyscrapers to the Cu Chi tunnels. Here, walk through the tunnels dug during the Vietnam War and meet a Viet Cong veteran, who will share what it was like serving in the war. Board a private charter on the Mekong Delta and cruise to a coconut production plant, where you can taste the freshest-possible coconut juice. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Imperial Citadel in Hue before it officially opens. See the ancient town of Hoi An, walking its narrow lanes and over its iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. Ascend to the top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang for a panoramic view of the city below.

Highlights

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Meander through the streets of Ho Chi Minh and hear more about the local street-side café culture, which sprung up when many French lived in the country. Discover the art of making the perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee before trying one. Continue with your exploration about the the troubled past of the country at the War Remnants Museum.

  • Hue: Take a boat ride to the private museum of Tran Dihn Son, whose great-grandfather was a high ranking mandarin during the Nguyen Dynasty and see the vast collection of rare antiquities collected by him and his ancestors.

  • Hanoi: Join a local foodie in the Old Quarter to explore the street food culture of Hanoi. Dine as the locals do, on delights such as steaming pho (a beef noodle soup), rice paper rolls and crab spring rolls.

  • Hoi An: Explore the Ancient Old Town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see well-preserved buildings that date back several centuries. See the 18th century Japanese covered bridge with its elaborate carvings and spot many coloured lanterns along the way.

  • Halong Bay: Board a luxury junk boat for a special cruise around the magnificent Ha Long Bay, famous for its emerald waters and thousands of limestone islands dotted with rainforests. Explore mysterious caves and marvel at a memorable sunset over this scene.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: InterContinental Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals Included: Dinner

Your Vietnam luxury tour begins by private transfer to the five-star hotel in the heart of the city. Dine tonight in one of Saigon’s rooftop restaurants.

Day 2 : Marvels Of Saigon

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: InterContinental Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel to the Cu Chi tunnels to meet a Viet Cong veteran. Learn the art of brewing Vietnamese coffee or visit the War Remnants Museum.

Day 3 : Cruise The Mekong Delta

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: InterContinental Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Take to the waters to explore the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a ride on a tri-motorcycle and learn about coconut production before visiting the home of a former soldier.

Day 4 : Royal Refinement In Hue Relaxed Start

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Hue

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pilgrimage Village Hue.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Cycle through green rice fields to the traditional garden houses of Phu Mong village. Dine at Ben Xuan Garden House Theater, serenaded by local musicians.

Day 5 : Highlights Of Hue

Location: Hue

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pilgrimage Village Hue.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a VIP visit to the Imperial Citadel and royal tomb of Minh Mang. Visit with the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy or a collector in his private museum.

Day 6 : Romantic Hoi An

Location: Hải Vân Pass, Hội An

Accommodation: Resort

Accommodation Name: Anantara Hoi An Resort Hoi An.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Hoi An through the eyes of a local.  Enter former merchants’ homes, stroll lanes of traditional houses and cross the Japanese Covered Bridge. Dinner is your choice of traditional cuisine, modern Vietnamese or East-meets-West fusion.

Day 7 : The Locals In Hoi An Relaxed Start

Location: Hội An

Accommodation: Resort

Accommodation Name: Anantara Hoi An Resort Hoi An.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Glide to the Thanh Dong village in a traditional bamboo-basket boat learning from the villagers and a professional chef how to make Vietnamese food.

Day 8 : Hanoi Street Food Tasting Tour

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: de l'Opera Hanoi.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Check in to your boutique hotel before joining a local gourmand for exploration of Hanoi's colorful street food culture.

Day 9 : Cruise Along Ha Long Bay

Location: Hạ Long Bay

Accommodation Name: Paradise Cruise Ha Long Bay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover Ha Long Bay’s emerald waters on your private, luxury junk boat and visit the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van. Learn from the masters with a traditional Vietnamese cooking demonstration or relax on deck as the sun sets.

Day 10 : Ha Long To Hanoi Relaxed Start

Location: Hạ Long Bay, Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: InterContinental Westlake Hanoi.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Greet the day with Tai Chi before lingering over brunch as you cruise past the limestone formations en route to Hanoi.

Day 11 : The Temple Of Literature Relaxed Start

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: InterContinental Westlake Hanoi.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Tour the Temple of Literature and view the Well of Clarity with a local scholar. Toast your travels over dinner.

Day 12 : Welcome To Laos

Location: Hanoi, Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Luang Say Residence Luang Prabang.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jet off to Luang Prabang, once the royal seat of the Lane Xang Kingdom and still the center of Lao culture. This town is also UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check into your luxury hotel admiring its blend of elegant colonial style and tropical gardens surrounded by mountain ranges.

Day 13 : Luang Prabang And Sunset Cruise

Location: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Luang Say Residence Luang Prabang.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, with Wine

Uncover the real Luang Prabang; experience a living Buddhist tradition as you observe the offering of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Bask in spectacular views of the Mekong and Khan rivers from Mount Phousi, and learn about the local rural lifestyle at Wat Xiengthong. Your adventure culminates with a private sunset cruise on the mighty Mekong.

Day 14 : Depart Luang Prabang

Location: Luang Prabang

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Ho Chi Minh to Luang Prabang luxury tour concludes after breakfast with private transfer to the airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Additional Services

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests. At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room. Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available, does not apply to Halong Bay Cruise).

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates, when flights are included within the itinerary and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight.

  • Fully Guided

    You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • Meals

    As detailed in itinerary.

What's Not Included

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, English speaking tour guide on this tour.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    A max size of group is 22 guests.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates, when flights are included within the itinerary and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Ensure you have a valid passport for all the countries you will visit or travel through; many countries require your passport to be valid for a longer period than the length of your stay (usually a minimum of 6 months), so check what applies to your itinerary. You might also need to obtain visas (depending on your nationality). Talk to your Embassy if you are unclear about what documentation you require. It is a good idea to have copies of your passport details, insurance policy, visas and credit card numbers, keeping them separate from the originals and perhaps leaving an additional copy with someone at home.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Each guest can bring a single bag measuring no more than 77.5cm (30.5in) x 56cm (22in) x 32cm (12.5in) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). You can also bring one hand luggage bag that is no bigger than 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Hand luggage cannot have wheels or a telescopic handle. If you wish to bring a second item of luggage, please request this at time of booking. Additional charges will apply.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Absolutely! We are very selective in who we work with and choose to only use hotels that take the health and well-being of our guests as seriously as we do and agree to meet expected guidelines and specifications. We only work with establishments that we are confident will consistently adhere to our standards.

  • Which countries does Luxury Gold visit?

    We offer incredible luxury trips in Europe, North America, South America, Hawaii, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent (including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka), Australia and New Zealand.

  • What other modes of transport does Luxury Gold use?

    A Luxury Gold tour will include touring on high-speed trains, alpine cable cars, hydrofoils, river cruisers and horse-drawn carriages, in addition to our high-deck luxury coaches with extra legroom.

  • Who travels with Luxury Gold?

    We are delighted to welcome guests who have a shared love of travel, adventure, entertainment and exploration. A mix of solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family join us from all over the English-speaking world.

  • What is the role of the Well-Being Director?

    Working closely together with your Travelling Concierge, the Well-Being Director* will help make sure all necessary protocols are followed to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our guests. This includes our enhanced screening and hygiene protocols, complying with distancing and other requirements set by government authorities. They are also there to support our guests & answer any questions.

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Majesty of the Rockies

21-Jun-2023

The itinerary was fantastic, starting in Banff at the beautiful Fairmont hotel, it set the scene for the next week. As we travelled in the coach surrounded by magnificent snow topped mountains, everyone getting excited when a black bear or elk was spotted! Standing on the glacier with the Columbian Ice Fields above , was magical. Then, on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops back to Vancouver, was very relaxing. Finishing our trip at the beautiful Douglas hotel was a lovely way to end what was a most memorable trip. Thank you *Personal Information removed by Feefo* and Luxury Gold. Will go home with fantastic memories of a very special part of the world

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Ultimate Italy

26-Jun-2023

Trip itinerary was all that we expected. We were treated like royalty at every turn. Our consierge *Personal Information removed by Feefo* was the most loving, caring person that I’ve ever seen, she accomodated our many needs flawlessly and conscientiosly, including special care for those amongst us who had trouble managing the difficult walking conditions which we encountered.She was a true professional and made us feel loke family. Her humor and social skills got everyone together as one .I don’t know how much you pay her, but it isn’t enough.

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Spain and Portugal In Style

15-Jun-2023

The guides were amazing, the hotels very nice, the bus was extremely comfortable. Some of the bus days were rather long. Our concierge guide, *personal info removed by Feefo* was beyond terrific. He anticipated needs, was so kind and very organized. Never a misstep

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