FamilY Indochina UNIQUE EXPERIENCES • Explore Hanoi’s crowded Old Quarter in a cyclo • Take in a traditional Water Puppet performance in Hanoi • Learn how to dance with the White Thai • Cycle through emerald green rice paddies • Kayak through stunning limestone karst scenery • Ride elephants through the jungle • Learn the secrets of Lao cuisine
Enjoy a morning cyclo tour of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter and French Colonial District. Later on, take in a traditional Water Puppet performance. On Day 3 drive to stunning Mai Chau Valley for a peaceful stay in a comfortable lodge, complete with a swimming pool and spa facilities. Relax by the pool, trek through emerald green rice paddies and cycle through the fascinating ethnic minority communities that dot the valley. On Day 5 depart Mai Chau and drive back to the capital.
Hanoi Mai Chau Halong Bay Luang Prabang
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hanoi
Hanoi - Halong Bay – Hanoi– Luang Prabang
Next, drive to the World Heritage listed Halong Bay for a two night cruise on a traditional junk. You are sure to enjoy cruising through the thousands of limestone islands that punctuate the bay. Enjoy kayaking into secluded lagoons, swimming in the emerald green waters, rock climbing and feasting on the fresh seafood. On Day 8 make the journey back to Hanoi and fly to Luang Prabang the following day. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular dinner with a dance performance depicting the history of Laos and various local folk stories.
Hoi An Extension With beaches, culture and adventure, Hoi An is sure to impress. Explore the surrounding countryside by bicycle and amble through the town’s ancient streets. Mingle with the locals in the local produce markets and learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a fun cooking class.
On Day 10 visit a nearby Elephant Village to enjoy a ride through the jungle on one of these magnificent creatures. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, before taking a boat trip to nearby Tad Sae Waterfall where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the pools at its base. In the evening, you may wish to visit the night market to hunt for souvenirs. The following day, experience a guided tour of Luang Prabang, with visits to the main sights. The next day, rise early and observe the traditional Buddist rite of almsgiving before travelling to Kuang Si Waterfalls. Take a refreshing dip in crystal clear pools at its base and visit the nearby Sun Bear Refuge Centre. The next day, visit the colourful and vibrant Phou Si Market, to select the ingredients you need for a fun cooking lesson.
VIETNAM HANOI Halong Bay Mai Chau Luang Prabang
SUMMARY Indochina is the perfect destination for a family adventure. This experience combines the highlights of Vietnam and Laos with activities suitable for families. From performances of traditional puppetry to riding elephants through the jungle, this is the perfect family adventure.
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Published on Dec 18, 2011