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Vietnam & Laos Explorer - Gold Accommodation

Small group tour
15 days - From £3710* PP

A journey through Vietnam and Laos will leave you energised and inspired. Encounter welcoming people throughout, including Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang. Uncover the vibrant cities of Saigon and Hanoi, explore historical Hoi An and Hue, then unwind on the banks of the Mekong in Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Take in the region's breathtaking scenery, from mountainous regions to river life and sparkling bays.

Inclusions

  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night cruise accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 4 internal flights within Asia
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles (except electric trolley in Luang Prabang)
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers

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DECEMBER 17th
(Saturday)

End

DECEMBER 31st
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3735*

Single supplement:
£1645*
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JANUARY 28th
(Saturday)

End

FEBRUARY 11th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3870*

Single supplement:
£1662*
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FEBRUARY 25th
(Saturday)

End

MARCH 11th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3870*

Single supplement:
£1662*
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OCTOBER 21st
(Saturday)

End

NOVEMBER 4th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3710*

Single supplement:
£1552*
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NOVEMBER 18th
(Saturday)

End

DECEMBER 2nd
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3899*

Single supplement:
£1727*
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DECEMBER 16th
(Saturday)

End

DECEMBER 30th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3899*

Single supplement:
£1727*
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JANUARY 6th
(Saturday)

End

JANUARY 20th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£4063*

Single supplement:
£1744*
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FEBRUARY 10th
(Saturday)

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FEBRUARY 24th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£4063*

Single supplement:
£1744*
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MARCH 3rd
(Saturday)

End

MARCH 17th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3940*

Single supplement:
£1622*
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OCTOBER 6th
(Saturday)

End

OCTOBER 20th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£3905*

Single supplement:
£1627*
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NOVEMBER 3rd
(Saturday)

End

NOVEMBER 17th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£4092*

Single supplement:
£1815*
Available

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DECEMBER 1st
(Saturday)

End

DECEMBER 15th
(Saturday)

Per person from:

£4092*

Single supplement:
£1815*
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2017

DAYS 1-3: SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM
Arrive in Saigon and enjoy a welcome drink and tour briefing with your group. Gain an insight into the resilience of the Vietnamese people as you investigate the amazing Cu Chi tunnels before wandering along the city's historic Dong Khoi Street. Embark on a city tour, taking in sites including the Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum. Wind your way through the canals of the Mekong Delta and visit local orchards.

Hotel: Renaissance Riverside Hotel

DAYS 4-6:HUE & HOI AN
Fly north to Hue and discover its historic sites, including the Citadel and the Thien Mu Pagoda, before a visit to the Spiral Foundation. A spectacular drive brings you to Hoi An. Stop at traditional houses and temples, and see the iconic Japanese Bridge on a walking tour. Enjoy a free day in Hoi An for shopping and further exploration.

Hotel: La Residence Hotel & Spa
Hotel: Almanity Hoi An

DAYS 7-9: HALONG BAY & HANOI
Fly from Danang to Haiphong. Relax on a delightful drive to Halong Bay for your overnight cruise. Unwind as you cruise the bay, feasting on a delicious seafood lunch on board. Continue on to Hanoi, and enjoy a delightful water puppet performance. Visit the ancient Temple of Literature and 'Hanoi Hilton' prison before enjoying a group dinner.

Hotel: Overnight boat
Hotel: Melia Hotel

DAYS 10-11: VIENTIANE, LAOS
Fly to the Lao capital, Vientiane. Taste traditional Lao coffee at a local coffee shop in the morning, and then explore famous landmarks, such as the COPE Centre, Wat Pha That Luang and the Patuxai Monument. Discover the art of Lao silk weaving during your visit to a weaving centre in an old French villa, and late afternoon receive a unique welcome at a traditional Lao Baci ceremony in a local home.

Hotel: Settha Palace

DAYS 12-15: LUANG PRABANG & PAK OU CAVES
A short flight brings you to the fabled riverside town of Luang Prabang. Take a walking tour of beautiful Wat Mai and the Royal Palace, then participate in a fun cooking class in a beautiful rural setting. The next day, savour a traditional Lao breakfast and French coffee at an eatery frequented by your guide. Explore the town's famous sites on foot, including Xieng Thong and the Royal Palace. A boat trip to Pak Ou Caves unveils a vast collection of Buddha sculptures spanning many centuries. Return to Luang Prabang for free time. Rise early to witness the ancient ritual of local monks collecting alms at dawn, then visit a morning market. Visit the scenic Kuang Si Falls and learn the art of making sticky rice and grilled chicken – your own picnic lunch. End with a game of petanque and sunset drinks. Enjoy a farewell dinner before departing the next day.

Hotel: Maison Souvannaphoum

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