Spending 18 days exploring Vietnam, visitors will have chance to witness all culture chracteristics, customs and practices of the Vietnamese throughout the country. Understanding the life of minorities, rural people and urban people will leave you an unforgettable memory. Vietnam will leave your mind a friendly image, a country of mystery.
Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival (Dinner)
Picked up at the Noibai National Airport by our local guide then transferedto your hotel in the city center. An old quarter cyclo tour followed by a water puppet show (if time permits ). Have dinner then overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 : Ha Noi City Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3 : Lao Cai – Sapa ( Breakfast)Picked up at your hotel at around 7.AM. Start touring Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature Vietnam’s first university. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple. Cyclo ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai(in case the first cyclo tour is not available). Dinner on guest’s account. Picked up then transfer to The station for night train to Sapa. Overnight in a A/c 4-berth soft sleeper cabin.
Arrive at Lao Cai station at 5:00 in the morning. Picked up at Lao Cai Station then transferred to Sapa. Have breakfast and shower in hotel before the trip starts. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Dzay ethnic group. Have a picnic lunch enroute then keep following the beaten path at the bottom of Sapa Valley to go to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Return to Sapa. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.
Day 4 : Sapa – Lao Cai- Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel. Start the trip trek uphill to Giang ta Chai village of the Red Dzao ethnic group. After lunch, you get prepared for the downhill trek to Black H’Mong Cat Cat and Sin Chais Village. Enjoy the beauty of the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way back. Come back to the hotel. There will be enough time for your refreshment before being picked up for a drive downhill to Lao Cai Station for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on 4 berth sleeper Cabin with A/C.
Day 5 : Ha Noi – Ha long (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 6 : Ha long – Ha noi – overnight train to Hue ( B/L )Picked up at the train station in Hanoi early in the morning, breakfast then picked up again for trip to Halong Bay. You have 3 hours to go before reaching Halong at Noon. Boarding our boat then have lunch while cruising to visit Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, , Dog island , Sail island, Ti Top Beach and especially, there will be much time for you to swim in the emerald water of Halong Bay. Dinner over night in the junk’s cabin.
Have breakfast. Cruise back, crossing Baitulong Bay, paying visits to man’s head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai tho mountain. Luch is served on the junk. The junk takes you back to the landing wharf at noon, picked up the go back to Hanoi. Dinner on guest’s account. Picked up again after dinner to catch night train to Hue. Overnight on train (soft sleeper)
Day 7 : Hue (Dinner)
Picked up ,transferred to you hotel in Hue, have Breakfast then free at your leisure till afternoon when our guide takes you to visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Have dinner on a drifting boat on perfume River, enjoying Hue’s folk songs. Overnight at your hotel in Hue.
Day 8 : Hue (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel. Take a morning cruise on the Perfume River paying visits to such sites as Emperor Tu Duc’s Tomb, Thien Mu pagoda and Emperor Minh Mang’s Tomb. Free at your leisure in the afternoon. Dinner on guest account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hue.
Day 9 : Hue – Danang- Hoi An (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning take a drive southward to Hoi An (about 4 hours). On the way stop at the Marble Mountains. The charm of Hoi An makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel.
Day 10 : Hoi An (Breakfast)
Day 11 : Hoi An – Danang – Nha Trang (Breakfast)Breakfast at hotel. Visit Myson holy land. PM : Free time to wander about the town visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Afternoon- Return to Hoi An. Dinner’s on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Free for shopping in hoi an. Depart for Danang for a visit of Cham Museum, home to Vietnam’s largest collection of Cham treasures. Transfer to railway station for the train to Nhatrang at 11.30. (Soft berth). 22.00 arrive in Nhatrang. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Nhatrang.
Day 12 : Nha Trang(Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 13 : Nha Trang-HCMC(Breakfast)Breakfast at hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, the off shore islands around Nha Trang with the Mun mot island. Enjoy your swimming and beach activities. Lunch at Tam island with fresh seafood. Return to Nha Trang. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cam Ranh airport for boarding to Ho Chi Minh City on flight No 451 ( 8 : 15 – 9 : 30 ). Pick up and transfer to hotel. A sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace-Former South presidential Palace, Notre Dame cathedral, the Old Central Post Office, Chinatown and Tien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market-heaven of shopping. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 14 : HCMC – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – HCMC(Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel. Driving westward to Tay Ninh, head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On the way back a stop for a visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the struggle against US Troops. The tunnels were a military headquarter in the American war. Back to HCMC. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 15: Sai Gon – My Hiep – Sadec – Can Tho – Phong Dien (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
8:00 Picked up at hotel. Leave for for Cao Lanh. On arrival in My Hiep, take the motorised boat to get into the Xeo Quit- a former Vietnamese troops’ base. Enjoy the boat cruise around the swamps and the forest. Lunch. Across the Upper Mekong delta by boat to view the charm of the river, get to Sadec, visit the Tu Ton flowers garden. Drive to Can Tho. Take the boat at Ninh Kieu Wharf to get into Phong Dien village. Join the cooking with the family. Overnight at your ” Vietnamese family ” in the village.
Day 16: Phong Dien – Cai Rang (Breakfast, Lunch)
7:00 After breakfast, jump upon a boat to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy scene right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channel network, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the ” monkey Bridge ” in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Short break for lunch. Return to Hochiminh city. Stop for visit & rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Finish the trip around 17h30 in HCMC. Back to hotel.
Day 17 : HoChiMinh City (Breakfast)
Free day in Hochiminh city.
Day 18 : HoChiMinh departure (Breakfast)
Free until transferred to the airport for Flight out
Package includes :
• Joinning tour of all excursion.
• Domestic flights : Nha Trang – HCMC ( Economic class )
• A/C soft sleeper train ticket Ha noi- Lao Cai- Ha Noi, Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nhatrang
• All pick ups and transfers from/to airport ; From/to boat quay
• English speaking tour guide
• All entrance fees
• Hotel accommodation based on 2 guests sharing a Twin or Double.
• Half board package meals indicated.
Package excludes :
• International flight to/from Vietnam
• Travel insurance
• Other meals not mentioned in the program.
• Laundry & telephone fee at hotels
• Vietnamese Entry visa
we will stay at standard 2 star hotels based on twin/double sharing during the tour. Please contact us for up gradation or down gradation.