Day 01 LUANG PRABANG - ARRIVAL ( Breakfast )
Arrive at Luang Prabang, transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of the Former Royal Palace (now the National Museum), Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sen, Wat Visun. End the day with a memorable sunset from the top of Mount Phou Si. OVERNIGHT IN LUANG PRABANG.
Day 02 LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVES ( Breakfast & Lunch )
Full-day boat trip on the Mekong including the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, where thousands of Buddha statues can be found inside. Continue down river to a village famed for its unique rice wine. After a picnic lunch return to Luang Prabang. OVERNIGHT IN LUANG PRABANG.
Day 03 LUANG PRABANG - VIENTIANE ( Breakfast )
Visit Luang Prabang Market and then transfer to airport for the flight to Vientiane and embark on a city tour visiting the religious museum at Wat Sisaket, Wat Pra Keo and That Luang Golden Stupa. The day ends watching sunset on the banks of the Mekong River. OVERNIGHT IN VIENTIANE
Day 04 VIENTIANE - LAKSAO - VINH ( Breakfast )
Full-day scenic drive to the Laksao border crossing for entry into Vietnam (Immigration formalities will be prepared prior to arrival). Drive to Vinh City in Vietnam and transfer to hotel. OVERNIGHT IN VINH.
Day 05 VINH - NINH BINH ( Breakfast )
After breakfast, continue driving north to Ninh Binh, en route passing rice paddies and small villages. Upon arrival in Ninh Binh, transfer to hotel. OVERNIGHT IN NINH BINH.
Day 06 NINH BINH -HOA LU - KENH GA -WATER PUPPETS HAI PHONG ( Breakfast )
Morning visit to Hoa Lu temples and Kenh Ga, a secluded floating village with a dramatic landscape of limestone cliffs and caves. Explore by boat scenes of fishermen, children going to school and everyday life along the riverfront. Afternoon discover the birthplace of Vietnamese water puppetry followed by a performance and fly lantern for good luck before proceeding to Hai Phong. OVERNIGHT IN HAI PHONG.
Day 07 HAI PHONG - HA LONG BAY ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Drive to Ha Long Bay. Board a refurbished junk for a cruise through limestone cliffs and emerald waters. OVERNIGHT ON JUNK.
Day 08 HA LONG BAY - BOAT CRUISE - HANOI ( Breakfast & Lunch )
Spend a half-day cruising through quiet waters, stopping at lagoons and swimming near deserted beaches. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon with stop at Dong Giao woodcarving village. OVERNIGHT IN HANOI.
Day 09 HANOI ( Breakfast )
Full day sightseeing in the capital including the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Museum of Fine Arts, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple as well as a tour of the Old Quarter. OVERNIGHT IN HANOI.
Day 10 HANOI - DEPARTURE ( Breakfast )
Morning free for shopping or further exploration. Transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for departure. End of services.