Destinations: Vientiane-Luang Prabang-Ho Chi Minh-Cai Rang
Welcome to Laos – Land of a Million Elephants. Upon your arrival, a friendly local guide will be waiting at the airport to greet you and take you to your hotel to check-in.
Day 1: Arrival in Vientiane
Day 2: Vientiane Highlights
Day 3: Vientiane- Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang Highlights-Pak Caves
Day 5: Luang Prabang highlights-Khouang Si Waterfalls
Day 6: Luang Prabang-Ho Chi Minh
Day 7: Panorama River Cruise
Day 8: Cai Rang/Cai Be Floating market
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh Departure
Welcome to Laos – Land of a Million Elephants. Upon your arrival, a friendly local guide will be waiting at the airport to greet you and take you to your hotel to check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax, rest and if jet-lag permits, do a little exploring.Overnight in Vientiane.
This morning, you can have the chance to explore the interesting capital. After breakfast, you will take a fascinating tour around the National Museum, then it's on to 200-year-old Wat Sisaket Temple and lastly, Wat Prokeo, which houses some of the country's finest sculptures. The rest of the day you can spend exploring the city on your own or relaxing at your hotel.Overnight at Vientiane.
This morning can be spent at your leisure, until your tour guide takes you to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. When you arrive, you'll be met at the airport and taken to your hotel to check-in.The rest of the day yours to explore and perhaps take a leisurely wonder around the night market.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
This morning, your journey of discovery begins by boarding a beautiful, serene cruise down the Mekong River to explore the sacred Pak Ou Caves – thousands of carved buddha statues line the walls.After lunch, you will enjoy a city tour by visiting Wat Xiengthong, the stunning Golden City Temple, Wat Aham, which has depictions of Buddha's life painted on the walls and finally, the Royal Palace Museum, to have a chance to learn about the Lao history and culture.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
In the early morning, you can join a traditional alms ritual and accept a blessing by the local monks. Then, after breakfast in the hotel, you will head to the explore some of Laos's natural beauty by taking a trip to the Kuang Si Waterfalls.After lunch in a local restaurant, you will get the opportunity to visit some local villages of the Lao Minority Groups; learn about their traditions and culture and experience a totally different way of life.
Today you can just relax until it's time for your guide to take you to the airport for your ongoing flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), your friendly local guide will greet you at airport and then take you to your hotel to check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax, settle in and, if jet lag permits, do a little exploring on your own.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Saigon and we will make our way to Can Tho or Cai Be. You will board your cruise in the early afternoon, enjoying a lovely lunch and refreshing welcome drink on deck as we set sail. Sit back and admire the fantastic scenery as we cruise along the Mekong Delta River.In the afternoon, we will stop at a local village where you can take a stroll through the surrounding fruit orchards and rice fields. Meet the friendly Mekong people and taste the local produce.After returning to the ship, you will have some free time to relax on board and appreciate the sunset over this magnificent landscape. After a savory dinner on board, the boat will drop its anchor and you will spend the night in our floating hotel on the Mekong Delta.
Let the sounds of water and nature welcome you as we set off for a sunrise cruise in the early morning. Watch the locals enjoy their early breakfast as they dry exotic fruits and build ships on the wooden yards.After your breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market. The abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and handcrafted products will leave you in awe. We will explore the markets, visit some local candy and cake making factories, and sail through the local houses, orchards and ship building yards.Following your lunch, we will take you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. the rest of the day is free at your leisure.
This morning, is your last chance to wander around the city and soak in the atmosphere. Finally, it'll be time for your guide take you to the airport for your flight on to your next destination. Vietnam is a unique cultural experience and hopefully, by the time you leave, you will have a new appreciation for this incredible country and it's people.