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Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai

Northern hills of Vietnam & Laos

14 days from £4,730pp

Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai
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Tour highlights

  • 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 among beautiful scenery in Nong Khiaw.

  • Relax in tranquil Luang Prabang.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • Flight offers available
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

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

  • Arriving in Hanoi, you will be met and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is spent at leisure relaxing after your flight.

  • This morning, transfer to the picturesque town of Mai Chau, where you will start to lose the regular tourist trail.

  • Today, take a full-day cycling tour among the limestone cliff faces and beautiful countryside, interacting with the local communities.

  • Today, you will drive over the border into Laos. Your Laos guide and driver will wait for you at the border to take you to Vieng Xai.

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

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

  • Rise early to finish your Nam Nern safari experience by trekking through the jungle with your guide. After lunch with the locals, take the four-hour journey to the sleepy town of Nong Khiaw.

  • This morning, you will experience the 100 Waterfalls Trek. It can be tough in parts, but the scenery will make the trek worthwhile.

  • Today, you will transfer to Luang Prabang by boat, passing through luscious green mountains and jungle and 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.

  • Well deserved day at leisure.

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

  • Transfer to the airport this morning for your onward flight.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Hanoi
 
Mai Chau
 
Vieng Xai
 
Sam Nuea
 
Nam Et-Phou Louey
 
Nong Khiaw
 
Luang Prabang
 

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