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    Places visited:

  • Hanoi
  • Mai Chau
  • Vieng Xai
  • Sam Neua
  • Nam Et-Phou Louey
  • Nong Khiaw
  • Luang Prabang
  • Take time to explore the capital of Vietnam.

  • Enjoy exploring Mai Chau by bike.

  • Head out on a river safari in Nam Et-Phou National Park.

  • Trek amongst beautiful scenery in Nong Khiaw.

  • Relax in tranquil Luang Prabang.

Audley Travel specialist Mark

What our specialists say...

This itinerary explores Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, and the White Thai communities around Mai Chau, before travelling overland into Laos. You then take in the remote northern reaches of Laos, discovering some fascinating areas such as Nam Et-Phou National Park, and Vieng Xai Caves.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Hanoi
  • Mai Chau
  • Vieng Xai
  • Sam Neua
  • Nam Et-Phou Louey
  • Nong Khiaw
  • Luang Prabang
  • Nong Khiaw
  • Luang Prabang

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi

Hanoi

Arriving into Hanoi you will be met and taken to your hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure to relax after your flight.

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Day 3 Mai Chau

Hanoi , Mai Chau

This morning transfer to the picturesque town of Mai Chau - this is where you will start to lose the regular tourist trail.

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Day 4 Mai Chau

Mai Chau

Take a full day cycling tour today amongst the limestone cliff faces and beautiful countryside, interacting with the local communities.

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Day 5 Vieng Xai

Mai Chau , Vieng Xai

Today you will take the drive over the border into Laos. Your Laos guide and driver will be waiting for you at the border to take you on to Vieng Xai.

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Day 6 Sam Neua

Vieng Xai , Sam Neua

Explore the Vieng Xai caves today. So much history surrounds these caves involving the Indochine war, making it an interesting visit.

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Day 7 Nam Et-Phou Louey

Sam Neua , Nam Et-Phou Louey

This morning you will take the drive through the mountainous Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area. Spend the night in your tented ecolodge, cruising down the river spotting many rare endangered species.

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Day 8 Nong Khiaw

Nam Et-Phou Louey , Nong Khiaw

Rise early to finish your Nam Nern safari experience taking a trek through the jungle with your guide. After lunch with the locals take the four hour journey to the sleepy town of Nong Khiaw.

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Day 9 Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

This morning you will experience the 100 Waterfalls Trek. It can be tough in parts but the scenery you will take in will make the whole trek worth the exertion.

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Day 10 Nong Khiaw

Luang Prabang , Nong Khiaw

Transfer to Luang Prabang today by boat, passing through luscious green mountains and jungle stopping at the Pak Ou caves on the way. On arrival you will be taken to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day 11 Luang Prabang

Day 12 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Today you will have an E-bike tour of Luang Prabang with your guide stopping at various points of interest, including the interesting temples outside the town.

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Day 13 International return flight

Luang Prabang , International return flight

Transfer to the airport this morning for your onwards flight.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Hannah
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The specialist who designs your trip to Vietnam will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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