Experience the ancient religious capital
Luang Prabang is where Buddhism can be seen all around you. Monks are walking barefoot and lots of old temples are found around the town.
Discover nature and unwind yourself
Get close to nature and the beautiful waterfall Khuang Sy and visit ethnic people in minority villages just outside Luang Prabang. Cruise down the Mekong River in a traditional wooden boat, while you experience the small hidden villages that are located next to the river. On Khong Island, times stand still. Take a bicycle inland to see the paddy fields and temples while relaxing in a place with few tourists.
Discover the capital
Take a walk around Vientiane and discover the capital, which is home to the most significant national monuments in Laos. Walk through coffee and tea plantations in the Bolovens Plateau, as well as finding stunning waterfalls that strew along the roads.
Uncover the ancient religious capital of Laos, and be surprised by its serenity and spirituality by tuk tuk:
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Highlight experience: Panoramic view from the Mountain of Phousi
Departure to the beautiful waterfall Khuang Sy to discover stunning nature and meet ethnic people in their traditional house made of bamboo, wood and palm leaves:
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Highlight experience: Visit the ethnic minority village
Explore a lively riverside scenery, set on the banks of the Mekong River on board a traditional wooden boat.
Overnight in Kamu Lodge.
Highlight experience: Participate in local life of Kamu Lodge
Overnight at hotel in Vientiane
Highlight experience: Personal welcome dinner by Hanoi Voyages representative in Lao
Departure for the village of Ban Phanom: Small village weavers, charming and famous for its weaving methods which are based on typical motifs Laos ancestral knowledge and often unique to each family.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Highlight experience: Swim in Nam Khan River
Overnight in Vang Vieng
Highlight experience: Vang Vieng off-the-beaten-track discovery
Highlight experience: Grab a coffee beside the banks of Mekong River
Marvel at the main attractions of the capital city such as temples and monuments:
Overnight in Vientiane
Highlight experience: Steam bath and massage spa in Wat Sokpaluang
Get your trekking boots on and hike to the mountain area and swim in the jungle.
Highlight experience: Trek along a pristine waterfall trail
Watch the beautiful scenery in Central Vietnam counting sunrise and stunning nature at the Hai Van Pass.
Highlight experience: Stunning sunset and panorama over lagoons and beaches.
Cruise on the Mekong river to local Champasak, the former capital of the Kingdom of Champasak to explore its rich cultural heritage includes ancient temple ruins, French colonial architecture and its stunning nature:
Overnight in Khong island.
Highlight experience: Vat Phou temple discovery
Delve into the 4000 island, explore the lives of its inhabitants from hectic industry to peaceful contemplation and observe the French colonial style architecture.
Return to Pakse and enjoy your free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Highlight experience: Li Phi falls and Phapheng falls exploration
Lounge on the beach and let the sand kiss your toes!
Sure, Sihanoukville (ក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ) would never win first prize in a pretty-town competition. But despite the rapid and mostly unwanted development, it has remained the jumping-off point for the best of Cambodia’s white-sand beaches and castaway-cool southern islands!
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN SIHANOUKVILLE Ready your senses for something truly exceptional? Sihanoukville is worth the wait. This destination is the perfect tropical paradise for your getaway. Wide boulevards and white sandy beaches signal relaxation and happiness, the Ochheuteal and Serendipity beach is an attractive seaside stopover.
Day 2 – TREKKING – WATERFALLS The Kbal Chhay Waterfalls are a tiered, 14-metre drop in the middle of extensive forests, with loads of food stalls, picnic spots, hammocks and local shops selling all manner of useless stuff to help you while away a very relaxing few hours in between splashes.
Day 3 – DIVING OR SNORKELLING The best time of year to go diving or snorkelling in and around Sihanoukville is December to April when the dry season and currents mean that visibility is at its best. On the other hand, while conditions might be less ideal in quiet months you’ll get more of that ocean all to yourself. Cambodia does offer some of the cheapest scuba-diving in the region in some of the least crowded waters.
DAY 1. MANDALAY – SAGAING & AVA
Board the luxurious cruise on the riverside of Mandalay. Today you will head to Sagaing and the former royal capital of Ava.
DAY 2. AVA – YANDERBO The cruise will continue to the village, Yanderbo. You can explore the village on foot while looking at the techniques and skills to produce a variety of pots. Try making one of your own. The evening has an open air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing classic movies.
DAY 3. PAKOKKU – BAGAN The stop of today is the old trading town on the western riverbank of the Ayeyarwady, Pakkoku. Right before arrival, you will see the longest bridge in Myanmar. This town is known for its small industries like Cherrot-rolling factory and producer of flip-flops.
Pakokku is also well known for the production of tobacco, so if you look for buying Burmese cigars, this is the place. In the afternoon you reach Bagan, the city with over 2.000 temples, stupas and pagodas, where you will visit the most remarkable once.
DAY 4. BAGAN The morning starts at the Nyaung-U market, which is a Burmese market where everything is offered. After the market, you visit the revered Shwezigon Pagoda and stop at a lacquerware workshop, which is a must-see of long-standing, fascinating craftsmanship. In the afternoon you can see an exploration of Myinkaba Village, where the Manuha Pagoda from 1059 is located.
DAY 5. BAGAN Enjoy a last breakfast on board before your cruise ends and your journey on the land of Ancient Capitals is over or can be continued with one of our other extensions offered.
BANGKOK – A vibrant city / 3 days 2 nights
Spice your holidays by stepping in a vibrant city, mixing modernity and spirituality. Stroll around golden temples and palaces. Get a shopping session through all of the markets of the city, and end your trip experiencing the Thai lifestyle for three days.
Day 1 – BANGKOK – ARRIVAL Spice your holidays and step into the vibrant city of Bangkok. After a short flight from Phnom Penh, settle in your hotel and start your Thai adventure. Relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel before having dinner on the rooftop of one of Bangkok’s skyscrapers.
Day 2 – BANGKOK – HIGHLIGHTS After breakfast, visit the highlights of the city such as the Grand Royal Palace complex which includes the Royal Palace and the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew (known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho, a giant house of the lying Buddha or the Beautiful part of the Khlong with a mix of old wooden houses and new modern mansion. In the evening enjoy a drink on the rooftop of a bar and have a taste of Bangkok’s nightlife.
Day 3 – BANGKOK – MARKETS
After breakfast, relish the taste of the local snack and photograph the Maeklong railway market, slow down on the waterway to the picturesque floating market of Damnoen Saduak and experience the vibrancy of Bangkok daily routine.
This is a middle-level Cycling Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old
This is a low-level Kayaking Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old.
You can get the visa on arrival in Laos at all entry points to Laos. At the airport in Luang Prabang and Passé or Wattay (Vientiane) or any land border crossings.
For more information regarding visa for Laos, refer to this page.
To make sure you will enjoy all of the activities included in this trip without missing of anything, here is a short list of what you should bring with you:
– Trekking shoes (or running shoes)
– A raincoat
– Insect repellant
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Everything ran smoothly. Hanoi Voyages treated us to a meal in a lovely restaurant in Hanoi and presented us with gifts to each one of us. I cannot understand why they do not appear at the top of the TripAdvisor list of agents in Vietnam.
Our two weeks in North and Central Vietnam ran like clockwork. The customer service and the level of engagement that the team offered was 5 star. So much so that there is no doubt we will use Hanoi Voyages again for our next trip.
Thanks to Hanoi Voyages and especially to Mrs Thuy who was so kind with my group of 10 people. I organized the route and they prepared and contracted everything for us. If I ever come back to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Thailand I’ll deal with them again.