Royal Palace Luang Prabang

12 day escorted tour itinerary

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour

A journey through cultures and two countries of the Far East

Combine the laid back life of sleepy Luang Prabang and Hoi An with the bustling metropolis of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, a boat trip on the Mekong River with an overnight cruise on picturesque Halong Bay gliding among thousands of limestone islands. The result is a fantastic journey through two countries and cultures rich in heritage sites and natural beauty, add the genuine smiles of the people and delicious food for an unforgettable trip like no other. 

2018/2019 Tour Departures

Shared group basis departs every Saturday from Luang Prabang

Private basis departs daily from Luang Prabang

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Night Bazaars of Laos
  • Historical sites and museums
  • Visit notorious landmarks such as the Opera House and Notre Dame Cathedral of Ho Chi Minh City

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

12 days
Guide Price
£2,589 per person
Price based on
Based on 14 June 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Thai Airways, private tour- meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Private or Group basis, Escorted
  • International and internal flights as detailed.
  • Air conditioned transfers in all resorts.
  • Accommodation or similar as detailed with private facilities.
  • Meals included as stated, mainly taken in local restaurants.
  • Services of an English-speaking local driver/guide.
  • All entrance fees.
  • If you have chosen the overnight train from Hanoi to Hue, a private four-berth cabin will be booked, however bathroom facilities are shared.
  • Drinking water and cold towels available in vehicles during the day.
Not included
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Compulsory Gala dinners during festive seasons and peak seasons, surcharges will be advised at time of booking.
  • Tips for the guide or driver, bellboys and maids.
  • Drinks during meals.
  • Luang Prabang

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Stunning Temples
    • The sacred Phousy Mountain
    • Kuangsi Waterfalls
    • Experience traditional Kamu lifestyle
    • Explore the dark Pak Ou Caves
  • Hanoi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Wander around the Old Quarter
    • City orientation tour
    • Centuries old architecture with Chinese and French influence
    • Home to over seven million Vietnamese
    • Spending the evening around West Lake
  • Halong Bay

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Panoramic views like no other
    • Turquoise waters
    • Thousands of limestone islets
    • Quaint cabins on board a traditional junk boat
    • Activities included such as Tai Chi
  • Hue

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Thien Mu Pagoda also known as Heavenly Lady pagoda
    • Boat trip on the Perfume River
    • Impressive Imperial Citadel complex
    • Tu Duc Royal Tomb
    • Active Buddhist monastery
  • Hoi An

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Japanese covered bridge
    • Narrow streets of an ancient Vietnamese town
    • Colourful lanterns line the streets
    • Hoi An Silk Village
    • A relaxed atmosphere to sit and watch the world go by
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Vibrant economic centre of the south of Vietnam
    • Amazing Cu Chi tunnel complex
    • Walking tour of the city
    • Opera House of Ho Chi Minh City
    • Foot massage after a long day on your feet