Vietnam Opentour - Group Tour 08 Days

Code : ST ON 03
Destination: Ho Chi MinhMekong DeltaHa NoiHoa LuTam CocSapaHa Long
Duration : 8 days 7 nights
Package


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Day 01 - Arrival Hochiminh city

Pick up at TanSanNhat airport in Hochiminh city. Pick up and transfer to the hotel.
Free and easy . Overnight in Hochiminh city.
Services: Airport pick-up, Escorted to hotel by Driver , Accommodation.

Day 02: HoChiMinh - Mekong delta - Hanoi ( B, L) by Flight
HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )
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 the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.  
Evening flight to Hanoi (Vietnam Airlines)
pick up at Noi Bai airport on your arrival and transfer to Ha Noi Capital. Hotel check in. Overnight in Hanoi.
Services:Accommodation with breakfast / joining tour to Mekong delta, Flight ticket to Hanoi, transfer and entrance fee. MEAL CODE: (BL).

Day 03 - 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 Mausoleum and Museum to explore 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 which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist - dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see 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 past 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. Tour ends around 15h30 - 16h00.
Services:Accommodation with breakfast / joining tour to Hanoi , transfer and entrance fee.. MEAL CODE: (BL).

Day 04 - Hanoi - Hoalu –Tamcoc ( B, L)  ( night train to LaoCai - Cabin of 4 persons - Soft sleeper )
AM : 8:00 - 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quater, then leave 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.  Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.
PM :  After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc 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.  Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Ha Noi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00PM.

20h15 PM pick up for Sapa: transfer to the railway station for night train to Lao Cai.
Services Includes: Transport /Tour guide / Entrance fee, Boat ticket in NinhBinh /Breakfast at hotel / Lunch with group during joining tour /  train ticket Soft sleeper from Hanoi to Laocai
MEAL CODE: (B L)

Day 05 - Sapa Town
05h30: Arrive in Laocai early in the morning. Bus to Sapa, and breakfast.
10h00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Dzay (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van). Lunch on the way.
14h30: Back to Sapa and spend the night at hotel.
Services Includes: Transport pick up from Laocai train station to Sapa/Tour guide / Entrance fee, Breakfast at hotel / hotel./ Meals
MEAL CODE: (B,L, D )
Day 06 - Sapa – Hanoi’

09h00:
 A walk to Cat Cat village to visit the H’mong, the hydro electric power station built by French people and silver waterfall
11h00: Walk back to Sapa and free to explore the town.
17h00: Get on the bus to Laocai station for the night train to Hanoi (air-con. berth).
Services Includes: Transport pick up from Sapa to train station /Tour guide / Entrance fee, Breakfast at hotel / train ticket Soft sleeper from Laocai to Hanoi.
MEAL CODE: (B, L, D )

Day 07 - Hanoi - Halong – Hanoi
Arrial in Hanoi around 5h30 am. Take taxi to Hotel on yourself for breakfast ( NOT check in early )
8:00 departure. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long city. Arrive in Ha Long city. Lunch. Then take a boat trip about 4hrs journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit THIEN CUNG cave or SUNGSOT cave. Back to Halong city where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. 20h30 Arrive in Hanoi.
Services : Joining tour ( transport, boat ticket, guide, entrance fee, lunch with group tour, accommodation with breakfast)
MEAL CODE: (B L )
Day 08 - Hanoi departure
Breakfast at hotel. Free time for shopping.
Transfer to Noi Bai airport for the flight back to home.
Tour end .
Services Includes: Airport transfer from to NoiBai airport in Hanoi,
MEAL CODE: (B )

Accommodation offering in this trip:

Cities

3 stars

Hanoi

Medallion

Sapa

Bamboo

Saigon

Le Duy

- All hotels are nice, clean and comfortable standard double rooms with airconditioners  ( Except Sapa -Bacha), shower, and breakfast.

Trip Summary :

Where:

Trip starts in Hanoi and ends in Hochiminh city

When:

All year round;

Grade:

Moderate to Strenous;

Accommodation:

Simple guest-houses (Standard),
Tourist-class hotels (Superior);

Transport:

Private car or bus, motor-cycle, fishing boat, public ferry, public train, cyclo, etc.;

Meals:

As indicated;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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