16 Days 15 Nights
Spend just 16 days, you will have an authentic experience of Vietnam, get a real touch to the most highlighted places in Vietnam from South to North Vietnam including, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong delta, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Sapa, Halon, Ninh Binh.Spend less money but you get more than that
Meet at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Transfer to hotel. Short city tour. Dinner on floating restaurant on Sai Gon River. Night in Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to visit My Tho Town in Tien Giang Province, one of 11 provinces in the Mekong Delta. Boat trip on Mekong River to visit farmer's house and garden. Lunch on an islet in the river. Visit bee-raising farm, coconut-candy enterprise. Drive back to Hochiminh City. Stop at Long An Town to visit a CaoDai Temple, a strange religion in the South of Vietnam. Night in Hochiminh City.
Morning tour to CuChi tunnels: pick up at hotel & enjoy scenic drive through the countryside as people work on their rice paddies and thatched hut villages scattered along the way. Visit a local village making rice paper, a well-known product used to make the delicious spring rolls. Arriving at the Cu Chi Tunnels to explore part of the 151-mile underground network that zigzagged from the southern tip of the Ho Chi Minh Trail near Cambodia to the Saigon River. Cu Chi is a must for anyone interested in understanding a vital aspect of guerrilla warfare fought by the Vietnamese against both the French and the Americans. These cross-crossing tunnels were begun in the late 1940s by local resistance fighters looking for a place to hide their weapons from the French. Discover secret trapdoors, field hospitals, command posts, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms.
Afternoon to visit HoCHiMinh city including General Post Office, Notre Dame Church, Thong Nhat Conference Hall. End tour at hotel. Night in HoChiMinh
After breakfast. Take morning flight to Danang. Pick up and transfer to Hoian Town. Stop on the way to visit Linh Ung pagoda - the most important pagoda in Danang for the Buddhist people to come and pray, Cham museum to see the many sculptures from the Champa Kingdom .Check in arriving and Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
In the morning, We will arrange a boad trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages ( Thanh Ha pottery village, Kim Bong carpentry village). Continue to visit Lantern village . Here you will have a brief introduction into the history, shape, and color of the lanterns, as well as the many stages of making them. You can make your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir.
Continue half day to explore Hoian town: the Japanese Covered Bridge-the symbol of Hoian. Step back in time to discover the Chinese street with stunning Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung old house typical of Hoian original architecture. We then visit Hoi An vibrant market and ancient port to explore the rythm of local daily life and savor the true color, flavor and taste of the oriental. Finally, we visit Phuc Thanh Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hoi An built in 1454 with Chinese bonze. Drop off at hotel. Night in Hoi An.
After breakfast, Drive to Hue, Spend time in LangCo beach enroute, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud).
Visit Marble mountain-– the five elements of the Universe (water, wood, air, fire, and earth) and Linh Ung pagoda in SonTra peninsula-- the most important pagoda in Danang for the Buddhist people to come and pray. Checking arriving in Hue
This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like TuDuc tomb, next is handicraft villages such as hat-making, bronze-casting, insence - making. You are back hotel around 5.00 pm.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
After breakfast, our minivan 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.
Then transfer to Hue airport for flight to Hanoi. Pick up at Hanoi airport and transfer to hotel. Night in Hanoi
After breakfast, we enjoy a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of all ages, from all over the nation, who has come to pay their respects. Within the complex you can visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House.
Closed by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda which is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.
visit the Temple of Literature. In 1076, Vietnam's first university Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Then, take a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter which is considered the central and the soul of the city. Visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake. From the shore, walking on the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge leads to the island.
End the tour with a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. Water puppetry - " puppets that dance on water"- is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam
Overnight in Hanoi
7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, and depart for Sapa.
9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break.
11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa.
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
• Welcome drink and itinerary briefing.
• Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures.
14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
16.30: Come back to Sapa Town. Free and. Overnight at the hotel.
7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for the long trek of 9 kms.
8.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain then trek to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.
Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 4 hours.
11.30: picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
12.00 – the Evening: Have lunch and enjoy free time in the afternoon do discover Sapa town by yourself. Overnight in the hotel.
6.00 – 8.00: Breakfast and meet your tour guide.
8.00: Start your day with a 12 km road trip through many scenic spots, include Thac Bac water-fall (Silver Water-fall) and Salmon farm-fishing.
11.00: Check out and clear bills, have lunch at the hotel and time at leisure on your own.
15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.
15.15: Get on car to go back hanoi with one comfort break.
21.00: Arrive Hanoi. We say good bye to you at your hotel/ stay. Night in Hanoi
After breakfast Leave Hanoi after breakfast for a 2-hour transfer to Hai Phong City with a 15-minutes stop on the way. Arrive at Got Pier towards noon then proceed with check-in formalities. Welcome aboard, followed by lunch while cruising towards the bay. Spend the afternoon enjoying some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or relaxing onboard with panoramic views of the karst limestone formation. Complete the evening with dinner served onboard.
Overnight on Lan Ha Bay.
Wake up to the fresh morning amidst the bay and have breakfast (brunch on some boats) while leisurely immersing in the serene setting of the spectacular rock formations. Proceed to checkout as the cruise arrives towards port. Disembark and transfer to Ninh Binh
Please note: This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
After breakfast, Depart to Tam Coc start your first visit on a sampan boat rowed by a local for about 1.5 hours. Known as “Halong Bay on land”, the boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddy if traveling during harvest season.
12:00 Enjoy delicious lunch served at the restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine.
15:00 Visit a local family in Tam Coc. They are a traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Here you will get the chance to see the house architecture and their daily life and their handicraft job of making traditional embroidery.
15:30 Leaving the family, you will take a bike and start riding to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains with an unique route.
16:30Get on a small sampan to visit Thung Nham bird reserve, discover the most features of this area with more than 50.000 birds of 40 species flying to inhabit every day.
17:30 Cycling back to the host family for free time relax with afternoon tea break.
19:00 Dinner served with Vietnamese food, then stay overnight at the bungalow or the hotel.
07:00 – 07:30 Have breakfast at the Bungalow or Hotel.
08:30 Take a bike to Mua Cave, Mua Cave one of the most alluring places to get the panorama view in Ninh Binh, Hiking up to the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain to take your amazing views of the Tam Coc, Ninh Binh area.
11:00 Back to the bungalow or hotel for check out
12:30 Enjoy delicious lunch served with Vietnamese cuisine. After lunch will free time relaxing.
Back to Hanoi and Night in Hanoi
There is no activity planned for today so you are free to enjoy your free time souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight. End services
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