Route: HANOI - SAPA - HALONG BAY - HUE - DANANG - HOI AN - MY SON - NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH - CAO DAI - CU CHI - MEKONG DELTA
DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL
Arrive at Noi Bai International airport. Welcome by our driver with your name on board. Then transfer you to Hanoi Old Quarter. Lunch/dinner at your account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
AM : 08:00 - 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex - the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda. We then continue to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake.Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri).
Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple - Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you pass by Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Then enjoy Water Puppet Show which is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Back your hotel around 17h00. Overnight in Hanoi city.
DAY 3: HANOI - HOA LU - TAMCOC - HANOI (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. AM : 7:45 - 8:15. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and The Dinh Dynasties. Bus transfer or cycle for an hour on picturesque quiet roads through villages~ rice fields~ rivers and rocky outcrops to Tam Coc (5km) for lunch.
PM : Boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karts formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00PM. Dinner at your account. 20:00 We will pick off you to Tran Quy Cap Train Station. You will overnight on train to Lao Cai province (schedule 21:15 – 06:00)
DAY 4: LAO CAI - SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE (B, L, D)
AM : 6h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. You will have breakfast and some time for R& R, 09h00 Trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black HMong tribe . Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Then check-in hotel (check-in after 12:00PM). Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon: free time to explore & discover Sapa market & Stone church. Back to hotel for dinner. Overnight in Sapa town.
DAY 5: SAPA - MUONG HOA VALLEY - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - HANOI (B, L)
After breakfast you check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area .Have a picnic lunch on the way. You go back to Lao Cai train station. Dinner at your account. You will overnight on train to Hanoi city. (schedule 21:15 – 05:30)
DAY 6: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. 07:45 – 08:15 Pick-up at your hotel and depart for Halong city. 12:00 – 12:15 On arrival at Halong city, you will board your cruise and you are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew. Check into cabin. Enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising towards thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water, passing by Stone Dog islet, floating fishing village, Incense Burner islet, Fighting Chicken islet,… visit Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay. After that do kayaking for an hour, Swimming time, this is great chance to relax in water, jumping, diving, take a back flip, then join Sunset party on upper deck… Enjoy dinner around 19:00. Free time for singing karaoke, dancing, squid fishing, playing cards or relax at leisure… Overnight on boat
DAY 7: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)
Breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea will be served. Continue to cruise further before stopover at the pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. Back to the cruise for check-out while the cruise takes you further to discover the hidden charm of the bay, taking photos many islets with outstanding shapes as frog island, turtle island,… Cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor. Afternoon, get on the bus back to Hanoi. Transfer you back to your hotel around 17:00. Dinner at your account. Flight to Hue, overnight in Hue
DAY 8: HUE CITY TOUR (B, L)
8:00 Driver pick you up at hotel, join Hue city Tour, visit Emperor Minh Mang’s Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh’s Mausoleum, Performing Programs Of VO KINH VAN AN – Vietnam Traditional Kungfu and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Enjoy buffet lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River and do not miss the sunset on the river. Overnight in Hue Hotel
DAY 9: HUE - HOI AN - FREE AT LEISURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. 8:00 Take bus to Hoi An, 12:00 arrive in Hoi An Hotel, Check in. Free time to explore Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An Hotel
DAY 10: MY SON SANCTUARY (B, L)
Breakfast and check-out. AM: 8.00 We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in . Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. We also spend time to visit a silk handicraft village along the Thu Bon River on the way back to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 11: HOI AN - DANANG – NHA TRANG (B)
Morning, your leisure time. Find a nice cafe for relaxation or go exploring the Old Town on foot/bicycle. Afternoon, transfer to DaNang airport for flight to Nha Trang. Arrival in Nha Trang, check-in hotel, your leisure time for relaxation at beach and stay overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
DAY 12: NHA TRANG BOAT TRIP AND DIVING TOUR (B,L)
08:00 - 8:30 am: Pick you up at your hotel to the harbor. 9:30 am: Visit bamboo island . Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. 11:30am: Visit mot island , have lunch with fresh seafood After lunch, enjoy the floating bar with red wine and pineapple. 2:30pm: Head to Tranh Beach. Then have seasonal fruit on the boat. 3:45pm: Visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium where you see different kinds of fish, marine wildlife. You can buy some souvenirs gift for your trip. 4:00pm: Return to the harbor. 4:30pm: Back to the hotel. Dinner at your account. Overnight in Nha Trang city.
DAY 13: NHA TRANG – RELAX AT BEACH (B)
Your leisure time for relaxation at beach and stay overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
DAY 14: NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B, L)
Morning, Your leisure time for relaxation at beach until we transfer you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, transfer to hotel. Check-in at hotel.
Afternoon: China town is the biggest Chinese community and Binh Tay market is wholesale market. With a stop for a while at a lacquer shop, you can buy some gifts for your friends, beloved relative. Tour will end around at 17:00 in De Tham str - Pham Ngu Lao Str. Dinner at your account.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 15: CAO DAI TEMPLE - CU CHI TUNNEL (B,L)
Breakfast at your hotel. 08:00 – 08:30 Our driver will take you to Tay Ninh - a province 95 kms SouthEast of HCMC, close to Cambodia border. The Cao Dai Temple is like a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. Its exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of swastikas. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side. At about 13.00 pm, after lunch, will leave Tay Ninh and travel to Cu Chi. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy, even a chance to fire real AK bullets…17:30 Back to hotel. Dinner at your account.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 16: HO CHI MINH - BEN TRE - MY THO - CAN THO
At 08:00, Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. After lunch, a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Check into your hotel on arrival at Can Tho. Free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. You can also visit a village, meet the local people, have dinner with them and enjoy their music. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Cantho.
DAY 17: CAN THO - CAI RANG - HO CHI MINH (B, L)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 18: HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will get free time until your flight depart. Our driver will pick off you 3 hours before departure time.
Tour end here.
Domestic flight tickets
A/C tourist car during itinerary
Boat trip in HaLong Bay, Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, Nha Trang
Train ticket HaNoi – Lao Cai – Ha Noi (join sleeper cabin)
Flight ticket Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh (economy class)
Accommodation (double/twin sharing or triple for group of 03)
Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Diner
English speaking guide
Bicycle in Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
Mineral water on car daily tour
International flight ticket
Visa arrangement, Single room
Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
Tips & personal expenses.
The Weather Condition & Term
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
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