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Saturday, 11.18.2017, 06:48pm (GMT+7)  
  18 Days - Vietnam Discovery.

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi

Greet and meet upon your arrival at the Hanoi airport. You will be transfered to the hotel in Hanoi.

Tonight your guide will take you to go to sample the Vietnamese culinary delights.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

( Dinner included)

 

Day 02: Hanoi city tour

Afterbreakfast, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mouseleum and the Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam built in 1076. Then we will visit army Museum where we have an insight into the war: French War and American War, the former culminated in the final decisive battle Dien Bien Phu. We will review the battle displayed in the museum. In the afternoon, we will visit to intriguing Museum of Ethnology where display sample of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam.

Tonight we have a puppet show at Thang Long National theater

(Breakfast included)

 

Day 03: Hanoi - Sapa by train

Today is your leisure day to have more discovery of Hanoi. You can walk around the Old Quarter for shopping and sight seeing.

Tonight we board to the overnight train to Sapa. The train leaves at 22.00pm.

(Breakfast included)

 

Day 04: Sapa

Arrive Laocai station around 6am there will be a transfer to Sapa, situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters and 33 km from Lao Cai. It's a beautiful, scenic drive as we wind our way towards Sapa. After we have checked into our hotel and had breakfast we will embark on a soft walk  to visit Catcat village to take in stunning scenery that this region has to offer.  As we walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority people walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Sapa market is always an exciting place as several different ethnic minorities congregate here.

Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
(Breakfast included)

 

Day 05: Sapa

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
At 10:00am we will embark on a lovely walk to Laochai & Tavan villages - home to Black H'mong people. This is one of the most enjoyable walk involving descending into a nearby valley inhabited by a variety of ethnic hill tribes. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraces and scattered villages. Picnic lunch by the river. The walk lasts approximately 3-4 hours through the spectacular villages and mountains.
Overnight at the hotel in Sapa
(Breakfast  included)

 

Day 06: Bac Ha market  -  Hanoi

Enjoy the breakfast and transfer to Bacha market  where you can meet the different minority groups of people: Fula, Flower H'mong, Tay, Nung , Dzao, Giay. This is a great opportunity to take good photos. Lunch in Bacha. Afternoon walk to Banpho village, home to flower H'mong people before our drive back to Laocai station Laocai station for the evening  train  back to Hanoi.
The train departs at 21:15am and arrives to Hanoi at 06:00am the following morning. The trip concludes in Hanoi. Overnight on board.
(Breakfast  included)

 

Day 07: Hanoi - Halong bay cruise

You will be picked up for a breakfast before we head our on a lovely  drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Arrival in Halong City we transfer to our boat for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site.

12h30: Junk boat , check-in registration

13h00: Enjoy lunch while on cruise to explore Halong bya

14h00: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay

15h00. Optional  visit to Thien Cung cave , Dau Go cave, round over Tuan     Chau island,  or  Sungsot cave

Swim at lovely beaches and kayaking to deserted laggoon  

18h00: our boat  ankor by the lagoon

19h00: Enjoy seafood diner and overnight on boat

(Breakfat, Lunch and Diner included)

 

Day 08: Halong bay cruise -  Hanoi

Rising to the sound of ocean coming to life for another lovely day. We breakfast over sunset:

07h30 : our  boat once again sets sail through breathtaking secluded Halong bay 

 08h00: Enjoy breakfast while cruising

9h00 : Kayaking to explore floating villages, laggoon and beach. Visit Bai tu long Bay , Teapot island , Chopstiks island , Bai tho mountain.

11h00 : Return to Halong city and have lunch on board.

12h00 : Back to Halong wharf and disembark

 Transfer back to Hanoi.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

( Breakfas and lunch included)

 

Day 09: Hanoi  - Hue

Today, we take the flight  VN 245001240/1350 to Hue.

Arrival at Hue airport, you will be picked up and transfed to the hotel in Hue city.

Today we will have an exploration of  Hue's famous highlights, including the Citadel, Ngo Mon gate and the Forbidden Purple City. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. Visit Imperial Museum and Royal theatre. Visite  the picturesque Thiem Mu, or Heavenly Lady Pagoda. One of the most poignant displays here is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its treatment of Buddhists.

Overnight at the hotel in Hue

( Breakfast included)

 

Day 10: Hue - Danang   -  Hoian

After breakfast we continue our south bound journey, this time in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Today's destination is the old trading town of Hoi An. Along the way though we will stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments. From here we head up to the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city. Continuing on our way down the other side and into Da nang, where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed China Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Arriving in Hoi An we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the ancient town of Hoian. Visit the old houses of Tan Ky and Tran family, Japanese covered brigde and fish market. Opportunity to shop amongs the Hoian famous silk shops.

Overnight at hotel in Hoian.

(Breakfast  included)

 

Day 11: Hoian

Hoi An is a delightful small town easily explored by foot. More than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feeling of centuries past and is a favorite with all travellers. You can spend your time walking around the historic town soaking up the atmosphere, exploring the fascinating local market or hire a bicycle and head off on a scenic ride to Cua Dai beach, about 4 kms away. Have a whole new wardrobe tailored or improve your culinary skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson

Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.

 (Breakfast included)

 

Day 12: Hoian

At leisure to enjoy Hoian.

( Breakfast included)

 

Day 13: Hoian

Leisure day in the morning.

We will be transfer to the airport for the flight VN 325  1330/1440  to Saigon. Arrival transfer to the hotel in Saigon.

This afternoon, you will have time to discover Saigon yourself by walking around streets of Saigon.

Overnight at the hotel in Saigon

( Breakfast included)

 

Day 14: Saigon city tour

This full day sight-seeing  will give you an insight into Saigon life.  Take a glimpse of downtown Sai Gon and the BinhTay Market in Cho Lon with stop over at ThienHau, a 150 year old Chinese Temple, Lacquerwares workshop, Indpendant Palace and Jade Emperor pagoda. Afternoon, visit  War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.

( Breakfast  included)

 

Day 15: Saigon - Cuchi Tunnels

Today, you have a trip to Cu Chi tunnels. At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon  all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s,  let the Viet Minh  and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural area.  It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers.  In places, it was several  stories deep and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth,going to school. The ground here is hard clay, which made this whole thing possible.  But even so, the planning and construction was incredible.  People dug all this with hand tools, filling reed baskets and dumping the dirt into bomb craters.  They installed large vents so they could hear approaching helicopters, smaller vents for air and baffled vents to dissipate cooking smoke.  There were also hidden  trap doors and gruesomely effective bamboo-stake booby traps. Today, the trees and bushes have grown back.  And since 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors. Drive back to Saigon.

Overnight at the hotel in Saigon

( Breakfast  included)

 

Day 16: Saigon - Mekong Delta

This morning we set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be, well-known for it's floating market. Here we will board our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of 'Elephant ear fish', before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Towards the end of the day we arrive in Cantho where we stay at lovely Victoria Catho hotel, right by the Mekong river.
( Breakfast and lunch included)

 

Day 17: Mekong Delta   -  Saigon

Rising early to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we breakfast and start our trip with a boat cruise on sparking streams along the endless waterway of Mighty Mekong River to Cairang and Phongdien floating markets. There will be hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade. Sellers advertisers their wares by crying out across the waters. We visit the lush orchards and are treated to a delicious tropical fruits.
Afternoon drive to Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
(Breakfast included)

 

Day 18: Departure

Leisure time untill transfer to your departure flight.

( Breakfast included)

COST IN USD AND PER PERSON:

 

Package Class

Cost/Person

Contact

Standard (3 star hotels)

From USD 1461

Contact us

Superior (3+4 star hotels)

From USD 1815

Deluxe (4 star hotels)

From USD 2246

 

Luxury (5 star hotels)

From USD 2799

 

 

  

 

SEASONAL PRICE BE APPLIED FOR SOME PERIODS OF THE YEAR. PLEASE CONTACT US !

 

Trip includes

  • All accommodation on double room with daily American breakfast
  • All transports/ transfers
  • Tours with entrance fees, transfers and English speaking guide during guided time
  • Meals as indicated.
  • Return train tickets from Hanoi  - Lao Cai - Hanoi


Trip excludes

  • Hanoi  -  Hue// Danang - Saigon and incl.domestic airport taxes : USD 180 per person ( changeable upon to Vietnam airlines)
  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • Visa and visa arrangement
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not indicated
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

 CUSTOMIZED THIS TOUR


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