Vietnam Royal 17 Days

Code : STOP 06
Destination: Ho Chi MinhMy ThoPhan ThietNha TrangDa NangHoi AnHueHa NoiHa LongCat Ba
Duration : 17 days 16 nights
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Discover the landscapes of Vietnam with this tour. Start with a visit around vibrant Sai Gon and then take a boat trip along famous Me Kong river. A round trip will lead you to beach paradise in Mui Ne with golden sand dunes. Continue your tour by a transfer to Nha Trang to visit coral islands, swim and dive at one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

A short flight brings you to Da Nang. Transfer to Hoi An ancient town – an ideal place for visiting and shopping. Next day is the time for enjoying Ba Na Mountain known as the second Da Lat of Vietnam and discovering the cable cab system which wins two world’s records. You will continue to visit Imperial City of Hue and some royal tombs here.

Leaving Hue for a flight to Ha Noi where you learn about the 1,000-years history and culture of the capital City. Depart to Ha Long bay for a cruising trip to admire a natural wonder with thousands of island rising from the water. You will have chance to discover Cat Ba national park and many beautiful beaches.

Finish your tour with a transfer to Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City ( Dinner cruise )
Meet at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Transfer to hotel. Dinner on floating restaurant on Sai Gon River.
- 7:00PM: Welcome guests on Boat
 Service dinner, Performance music & dances
- 7:45PM: Depart Dinner– Cruise along Saigon river
- 9:30PM: Dropping the guests off at Bach Dang harbor
Transfer back Hotel.
Night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2 : Mekong Delta – Ben tre (B, L)
8h00 am, Pick up at your hotel, transfer to ben tre,
On arrival in Hùngvương Pier (Bến Tre town).Take a boat on Bến Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing  lively activities along river as fishing,watertransfering……. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visite one of plenty of coconut processing worshops located along canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoying some fruits and tea.
Take a motor cart (xelôi) or cycle riding under tree shades, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out  about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at restaurant riverside.
Afternoon -  Take rowing-boat along water palm creek. and  boat back to HùngVương Pier. Pick up and transfer back Saigon.
Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh City –Muine (B, L)
Am: City tour
Our tour guide pick you up at your hotel, about 08:00am.
Your visits:
Notre dame Catheral, built between 1877 and 1883 by French, most of the materials were transferred from Marseille (France). Next to the Church, you walk to visit the Central Post Office, built 1886 and ended 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. Your next destination is Reunification Palace which was built in 1868, named Norodom Palace and inaugurated in 1873. In 1963, this palace was heavily destroyed by bombs. On 30 April 1975, the tanks of the liberation army entered Independence Palace. After the liberation, Independence Palace became the headquarters of the City’s military Administration Committee.
You can discover the activities war during US war by visiting. The War Museum in which is an interesting collection of American Weapons. You have lunch in nice restaurant.
Afternoon, Drive to Muine, a famous beach 200km to the North of Ho Chi Minh City. Check in at a lovely beach resort. Free bathing with sun and white sand at the resort. Night at the resort.
Day 4: Muine(B, L)
You can choose Sunrise or Sunset tour.
5:30AM Departing from Hotel  
6:00AM Visiting Red sand dunes, great opportunity for taking photo as red colour of the sand is great contrast to background scenery
6:45AM Visiting the fishing village, observing the daily lives of fishermen, morning catch is hauled to shore and women are busy sorting out the catch and fishing boats are lining up and waiting to depart.
7:15AM Visiting Suoi Tien (fairy stream) where the small stream running through the middle of the red sand dunes. It is like a mini version of Red Canyon
8:00AM Returning back to Hotel for breakfast.
Free and easy .Night at the resort.
Day 5: Muine- Nha Trang (B, L)
A.M. Free and easy for swimming . Then transfer to Nha Trang city, 250 km North of PhanThiet which is considered as the best beach of Vietnam.Check in hotel. Relax at the beach in front of the hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Island (B, L)
Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/KhanhHoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest.Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling "Mini beach". Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore.
P.M. Visit Ponagar Cham tower, Long Son Pagoda, Dam Market. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Night in Nha Trang.
Day 7: Nha Trang - Hoi An (B, L) (Flight )
Tranfer to Nha Trang airport for flying to Da Nang. Pick up at DaNang airport and Visit  Cham museum and The Marble mountain on the way. 
P.M. Drive to visit Hoi An Ancient Town - a World's Cultural Heritage in the central Vietnam, 30 km to the South of Danang: Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, PhucKien Pagoda, Hoian Museum and Market. Overnight  in Hoi An town.
Day 8: Hoian- Ecotour and cooking class  (B, L)
Local tour guide pick up at the hotel by car
Go to market with our chef, we will have chance to see and experience the noise as well as contact directly to seller here, you have some tips about “ bargain “ custom in Vietnam.Beside that, our chef will show the ingredients and its use which has in our lesson.
Tranfer to CamThanh village. Stop at nice & ancient cemetary, house built with water palm leaves by boat.
Explore many beautiful view of Vietnam countryside, meet many warm hearted local people.
ntruction about the use of basket boat, seeing the basket boat race compitition, morever,tourguide will show how to catch fish by rods and special net, catch ” purple crabs “.
Rowing basket boat through these small and beautiful channel, guest come to inside of the water coco palm forest,see these coconut tree growing together and get some water coconut fruit as well as some products from this tree by our staff for souvenir.
After eco trip, guest will stop at our restaurant and join in cooking class with our chef.
The cooking class will take you 2 hours to finish, at that time, you will be shared how to cook food and valued information about Vietnam cooking style.
Specially,guest will enjoy what you cook, it is so interesting.take a rest and come back with our souvenir.
Back to Hoi An and overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Hoi An - Ba Na - Hue (B, L)
After breakfast, Transfer to Ba Na (30km) and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hill station. Stop at By Night station to visit VongNguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting NginhPhong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Lunch at Ba Na Morin restaurant.
Afternoon: Free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours).
Then transfer to Hue, the old capital city of Vietnam, 120 km from Danang. You will have a chance to view the Hai Van Pass, the most beautiful mountain-pass of Vietnam. Check in hotel. Night in Hue. .
Day 10 : Hue (B, L)
After breakfast, We will pick you up at your hotel and take you visit Hue City.
Trip starts at 8.00 am from hotel, the driver and guide will take you to the boat landing on the river to make a trip on Perfume river for visiting Thien Mu pagoda. Along the river on dragon boat you will enjoy the tranquil feeling with two sides of green banks’ river and see the daily life of local people.  Next you will be transferred back Hue city centre to visit the Imperial Citadel where Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 with numerous of attractive places to see like Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Thai Hoa Palace.
Have break for having lunch at restaurant.
This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like Tu Duc tomb, next is handicraft villages such as hat-making, bronze-casting, insence - making and last Minh Mang tomb. You are back hotel around 5.00 pm.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 11 : Hue - Ha Noi (B, D ) ( Flight )
Free until Transfer to Phu Bai Airport for flight to Hanoi. Meet at Noi Bai airport and transfer to hotel. Evening enjoy Water-puppet show - a Vietnamese famous traditional art. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Ha Noi (B, L)
AM: Getting started from your hotel at 8.00 AM, driving to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt House – where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, the next place to move to is One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave One Pillar Pagoda and transfer to West Lake, visit Tran Quoc pagoda. Having lunch.
PM: After lunch, you will be transferred to visit the Temple of literature. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology – the most interesting museum in Hanoi with many different things relating the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. After that, you will visit HoanKiem Lake (Restore Sword Lake). coming back hotel. Night in Hanoi .
Day 13: Duong Lam Ancient Village Exploring ( B, L)  may add My Village show
9.00am leave from your hotel. Drive about 50km from Hanoi to visit Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay province. Duong Lam, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta. On arrival we take a walk on the village path to visit Mong Phu temple where is dedicated to national heroes, King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung temples.
Enjoy special Vietnamese lunch prepared by the host. While you are in the house you can also join the local people in producing local specialties such as soft green-lentil cake and rice cake filled with brown onion and enjoy these dishes (depend on the season of the year). Continue to visit Mia Pagoda – built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes before transferring back to your hotel in Hanoi.
On the way, if you’re interested, stop to visit Tay Phuong pagoda built in the 8th century, the best example of old typical pagodas in the North of Vietnam, being special with 18 ancient Arhan statues.  And Van Phuc silk village, the cradle of best silk in Vietnam once, learn about silk making process and shopping finest silk products in Van Phuc village.
Day 14: Ha Noi–NinhBinh  (B, L)
AM : 8.00 leave Hanoi by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam 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 (12km) for lunch.
PM : Boat trip to visit TamCoc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Night in Ninh Binh.
Day 15 : Ninh Binh - Ha Long (B, L,D )
08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in
Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall - The OS Lounge.
12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai
Tu Long Bay.
15:30 – 16:30: You are free to choose one of the below options:
Option 1:            Fishing village visit
Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around VungVieng fishing village - one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
Option 2:            Beach and kayaking
For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.
16:30 – 17:30: Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.
17:30-19:00: Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with
Oriental Sails Chef
19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and
dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Overnight on board at Cong Do Area.
DAY 16: HALONG – HANOI  (B, L )
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising
toward ThienCanh Son Cave
09:00 – 09:30: Visit ThienCanh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30 – 10:00: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
10:00 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board.
Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30. Night in Hanoi
Day 17: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to airport for departure.

Accommodation offering in this trip ( click to see ) :

Cities

3 stars

4 stars

5 stars

Hanoi

VietView hotel

Sunway

Sheraton

Halong bay

Oriental Sails

Calypso Cruiser

Starlight Cruise

Hue

Asia

Moonlight

Indochine palace

Hoian

Atlas hotel

Thanh Binh Riverside

Palm resort

Nhatrang

Regalia hotel

Green World hotel

Havana

Saigon

Le Duy

Eden SaiGon

Legend

Muine

Tien Dat resort

Phu Hai Resort

Victoria  resort 4*

Ninh Binh

Thuy anh

The Reed Hotel

Ninh Binh Legend 4*

Tour Cost includes:
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Full meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- 2 Domestic flights :Nhatrang - Danang., Hue – Hanoi
-Hanoi - English /French
- speaking guide - Entrance fees.
- Boat trip in Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river In Ben tre, Halong ,Ninh Binh.
- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room)

Tour Cost excludes:
- International airfare to/from Vietnam
- Personal insurance
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips,such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry,emergency transfers & etc.
- Visa to Vietnam.

 

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