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Exploring Vietnam 12 Days

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Exploring Vietnam 12 Days

code: 5558

Route: HANOI - SAPA - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN -MY SON SANCTUARY - HO CHI MINH - CU CHI - MEKONG DELTA

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Our driver welcomes you at airport and transfers you to hotel in Old Quarter of Hanoi. Rest of the day is your leisure time for walking around and shopping. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel then driver and tour guide will come to pick you up at hotel around 8:00. Departs for Halong Bay. Stop-over at middle way for rest and relax

Arrival in Tuan Chau port at noon, check in on board. Enjoy set menu sea-food lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical Bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Discover the magical beauty of nature by kayaking along side limestone cliffs stretching vertically over pure blue water in tranquil bay. Swimming if the weather permit. Sunset party on upper deck in late afternoon before enjoying special dinner cooked by our professional chef. Free at leisure at the evening for relaxing, singing karaoke or squid-fishing…

DAY 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, L) - Night train to Sapa

You can wake up early for taking beautiful photos of sunrise. Breakfast will be served after that. Then visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay. Check out at 9:00am.

Boat keeps cruising around the bay to un-touch area. Take part in Cooking class then have farewell lunch before the boat disembark at Tuan Chau port around 11:45am.

Get on the bus to drive back Hanoi. 20:30 our staff will take you to train station

Take overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa.

DAY 4: LAO CAI - SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE - SIN CHAI ( B,L,D)

AM : 6h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. You will have breakfast and some time for R & R, 09h00 Trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H'Mong tribe . Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Then check-in hotel (check-in after 12:00PM). Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon: free time to explore & discovery Sapa market & Stone church. Back to hotel for dinner. Overnight in Sapa town.

DAY 5: LAO CHAI - TA VAN - MUONG HOA VALLEY (B,L)

After breakfast you check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area .Have a picnic lunch on the way. Then back to Sapa Town, free time, take shower at hotel. 15:30 get on the bus to Hanoi.

Drop off at hotel in Hanoi around 21:30. Stay overnight in Hanoi

DAY 6: HANOI - FLIGHT TO DANANG (B)

Breakfast at hotel,

our driver will take you to Noi Bai International Airport, take a flight to Danang city. On arrival we will pick you from Danang airport to Hotel in Hotel- free and easy at the leisure time. Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 7: HOI AN - TRA QUE VILLAGE - LANTERN MAKING (B/L)

8:00 Our tour guide will greet you and provide your bicycle for your trip.Your day will start at The Silkworms Rearing and Silk Weaving Village with the activities such as feeding the silkworms, and listening about their life cycle and you will witness the Champa and Vietnamese artists present reeling, spinning, weaving techniques on traditional looms hundreds of years old.

And then Tra Que vegetable village. You can relax and enjoy the peaceful countryside then stroll along the vegetable villages. As a special treat, you will be involved with digging, sowing, planting, harvesting the vegetables with hundreds of years rudimentary tools of the farmers. You will enjoy the E Water, a speciality of Tra Que vegetable village, you can feel the strong medicinal flavour from many kinds of vegetables.

You will ride your bicycle leisurely passing the rice fields, villages, to come to the art of making lanterns.

You will visit craftsmen with skillful hands, showing you how to create the brightly colored lanterns. Expertly guided you could make yourself a lantern as a gift to your family. Finish your learning, the tour guide will take you back to your hotel, finish your trip.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 8: MY SON SANCTUARY - HOI AN (B, L)

We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in . Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. We also spend time to visit a silk handicraft village along the Thu Bon River on the way back to Hoi An. Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 9: DANANG - FLIGHT TO HCM CITY (B)

Breakfast at hotel,

Our driver will take you to Danang, take a flight to HCM city. On arrival we will pick you from Tan Son Nhat airport to Hotel in Hotel- free and easy at the leisure time. Overnight in HCM City

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNEL (B, L)

Breakfast at your hotel. AM: Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. Have lunch at local restaurant.

PM.Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Return to HCM City. Stay overnight in HCM City

DAY 11: MEKONG DELTA - MY THO - BEN TRE (B, L)

07:30AM, Pick up at your hotel, travel by shuttle bus to My Tho – 9:30 AM, board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments. Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a cup of authentic Honey Tea while checking out the Folk Music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam. After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of Coconut Candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. After that drive back HCM City.

Stay overnight in HCM City

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure until your departure time. Our driver comes to your hotel and transfers you to airport for your departure flight.

End of the journey!

Included:

  • Airport transfer
  • A/C tourist car during itinerary
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay, Mekong Delta
  • Kayaking Safe and Clean
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Flight ticket Hanoi - Danang, Danang – HCM City (economy class)
  • Accommodation (double/twin sharing or triple)
  • Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Diner
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Excluded:

  • International flight ticket
  • Visa arrangement
  • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
  • Tips & personal expenses.
  • The Weather Condition & Term

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
  • All rates are US$ per person
  • Surcharge Peak Season US$ 10.00/person/day for: Liberty Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Lunar New Year, Eve New Year
  • Not apply promotion for: Liberty Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Lunar New Year, Eve New Year

  • Price

    Tour type/ Class Price US$/per person