DAY 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival Noi Bai airport, Hanoi, meet up our local tour guide and transfer to city centre.
Free at night to explore Hanoi Old Quarters. Check in time after 2pm.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HA NOI CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast, explore the capital including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays and Fridays), where rests the remains of the national hero, the father of the nation. Then visit the one-Pillar Pagoda, a remnant of the 11th century. The next visit is visit the Temple of Literature, first university in Vietnam’s history.
In the afternoon, go to visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday) which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Stop to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 3: HA NOI – HOA LU & TAM COC – HANOI – TRAIN TO LAO CAO – SAPA (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Ninh Binh province to visit is the former capital of Vietnam – Hoa Lu, visit two temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city of Dai Viet.
Tam Coc known as “Halong Bay on land” boasting breathtaking scenery, “Tam Coc” means three caves “Hang Ca – First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba – Third cave”. Getting on small rowing boats, the boat trip to all three caves takes about two hours. Drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
In the evening, transfer to take the night train to Lao Cai – Sapa.
Overnight on train (04pax in one cabin – soft sleeper with AC – No Tour guide escort)
Hanoi – Lao Cai: ETD 21:40 – ETA 05:35 by King Express Train or similar
DAY 4: LAO CAI – LOCAL MARKET – SAPA (B)
Arrival in Lao Cai, meet up our tour guide and driver to have a breakfast & shower at local restaurant.
Transfer to visit one of Local Markets in the region as below. Depending on the day of the week, the markets are operating in different villages. Meet various ethnic minorities who come to exchange not only their goods but also interesting everyday life stories from their own community.
In the afternoon, drive to Sapa and check-in at the hotel. Sapa is home to over 30 ethnic minorities and the highest peak of Vietnam, Mount Fansipan (3,143 m).
Overnight in Sapa
DAY 5: LAO CHAI & TAVAN VILLAGE – TRAIN TO HANOI (B)
After having breakfast in hotel, we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by someof the friendliest people you can meet. 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 terraced fields and scattered villages.
In the afternoon, transfer back to Lao Cai to catch the night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on train (Sharing 4 berth in one cabin with AC)
Lao Cai – Hanoi: ETD 20:35 – ETA 04:45 (King Express train or similar)
DAY 6: HANOI – HALONG ON CRUISE (B,L,D)
Our tour guide pick you at railway station, have a rest with breakfast before transfering to Halong city , travelling to Ha Long Bay.
Welcomed and check-in boat, your seafood lunch will be served while the boat slowly slides on romantic waves of the sea. Afternoon is time for many interesting activities such as: visiting the cave, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, cooking class…
Enjoy special dinner dish and continuing night program with the crew.
Overnight on cruise in Ha Long Bay.
Note: The itinerary to visit Halong Bay could be changed by weather and local authority. Program in detail: TBA
DAY 7: HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (B, Brunch)
Start-up your new day with Tai Chi instruction or just do sunbathing on sundeck and feeling the magnificent dawn scene surrounding, then having breakfast and following cruise’s itinerary (visit cave or floating village…). Brunch/or lunch will be served on board before returning on the coast around 11h00.
You will be returned to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle.
Transfer to Hanoi to catch evening flight to Hue. Transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Hue
DAY 8: HUE CITY TOUR (B)
Breakfast at your hotel.
In the morning, take a boat trip along Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. You will explore more of Vietnam life with the effected of Royal life, garden house in Hue is one of them. “Garden house” is a typical and unique characteristic of Hue city. Then visit the Hue Royal Citadel, constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the first decades of the 19th century, and now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Afternoon: Travel to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. Then visit the traditional handicraft village: Thuy Xuan Hat – Incense making village, you will see how Hue Hat (non Hue) – a symbolized for the beauty of Hue lady. Visit local market in Hue, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. Turn back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hue
DAY 9: HUE – DANANG – HOI AN (B)
Transfer to Hoi An via Lang Co Beach & Hai Van pass, on the way stop to visit Da Nang city: visit the famous Cham Museum, housing a unique collection about the history of the Champa civilization; My Khe beach. Climbing up the most beautiful peak of Mable moutain to discover beautiful caves and visit old national pagodas.
Drop in the very famous traditional carving village to to see skillful marble products by talent artists.
Arrival Hoi An in the afternoon, check in hotel. Rest & relax.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 10: MY SON – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B)
After breakfast, transfer to visit My Son, this “Valley of Kings” as described by French historians was once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4th to 15th century.
Following a traditional dance performance, your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a jungle bordered track. While you explore the area your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarchs centuries ago.
Enjoy walking tour to visit Hoi An Ancient Town: a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries, and enjoy the traditional architecture and relaxed lifestyle. Visit the centuries-old homes of merchants, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful, bustling market…
Enjoy a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit Thanh Ha Pottery Village, you will visit a space of traditional occupational village preserved intact in cultural scenery. Continue to visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village – be the excellent combination of Cham kingdom, China, Japanese… and of course the talented hands of Vietnamese craftmen.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 11: HOI AN – HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B)
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for departure flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Meet up our local tour guide and transfer to city centre.
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 12: CAO DAI TEMPLE & CU CHI TUNNELS (B)
Morning, our tour guide and driver will pick you at hotel and transfer to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh. Its exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of swastikas. Cao Dai Temple is the eclectic mix of colours and the amazing use of architecture create a space of beauty, spirituality with a somewhat surreal flavour to western palates!
In the afternoon, transfer to visit Cu Chi Tunnels – a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA TOUR – BALAI LEGEND RIVER (B)
Morning, transfer to district Ben Tre province. Go to visit & walk in the milpa and feel the daily life of the people in coconut origin where you can weed, fertilize and harvest with the local peoples.
Biking on the village-paths have a sightseeing of local people’s daily activities, peacefulness and scapes in Ben Tre’s countryside. Take a rest at local home to see the local people makes sugar cane juice–The Tourist can do it their self. Biking to visit the coconut handicrafts workshop to make house by coconut trunk.
Continue biking on the village to the paddle pier and take crowing boat along palm creek that you feel the daily activities of the people at riverside. Stop to visit the Thanh Thuy coconut’s gardens where you can pick up and enjoy coconut water and tropical fruits. To cycle on the village road with the vast garden of coconuts and coca.
Afternoon: Walk into the boat station. Take boat trip along Ba Lai legend river with the coconut’s stretches to see how local people fishing on the river. Stop to visit the coconut coir manufacturing facility. Continue cruising on Ba Lai river for relax tension. Have a sightseeing at local people’s daily activities on the river and feeling the daily life of the people at riverside. To see the coconut processing workshops located along river.
The bus pick up to visit the Ben Tre coconut candy workshop-specialty of native coconut where you can enjoy the delicious coconut candies.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to airport to take departure flight. We do hope you enjoy the trip very much.
Note: check out time before 12pm.
*** ENJOY A WONDERFUL JOURNEY ***
- Professional & helpful local English speaking guides during the tour
- Accommodation based on TWN/DBL sharing room with daily breakfast
- Private cabin on sharing cruise in Ha Long Bay with in-house English speaking guide
- Vietnamese meals as mentioned in the program
- Transportation by mordern vehicle-AC with experienced driver
- All entrance fee & sightseeing as mentioned on program
- Boat trip & biking on Mekong tour
- 02 bottles (500 ml) of drinking water for each pax per day tour
- International flight ticket & airport tax (if have).
- Domestic flight Hanoi – Hue & Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
- Visa arrangement: Visa approver letter & Visa stamp fee
- Personal expenses: Tel, Fax, Mini Bar, Laundry, etc…
- Personal travel insurance
- Additional serives or optional tours
- Tippings for tour guides & drivers
- Peak Season & public holiday surcharge with compulsory dinner if any: TBA
CHILD POLICY (accompanied by group of 02 adults up)
- Under 4 years: Free of charge landtour ( parents pay domestic flight, extra breakfast and other services if any)
- From 04 – under 11 year old
- Child no bed: 60%
- Child with bed: 75%
- Child from 11 year old: considered as a adult