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Day tour – Vietnam 18 days

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Tour LengthTour 18 days / 17 nights
Tour TypeTour Packages
Start FromHanoi
Tour routeHa Noi city – Ha Long Bay – Hue – Dong Hoi - Da Nang – Hoi An – Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc island - Ho Chi Minh city
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Summary itinerary

 

Day 1

Welcome to Ha Noi
Arrive at Noi Bai airport. Picking up and transfer to the city center. Overnight at in Ha Noi
Day 2

A full day for Ha Noi city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Visit Tran Quoc pagoda, Ho Chi Minh complex with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, The Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple.
Day 3

Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Cruise amongst the hundreds of islands. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets to go to Bright cave area, Luon cave for kayaking, Titop Island for you to enjoy the beach and swimming. Overnight on cruise
Day 4

Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi – Hue (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Continue your cruise to Surprising Cave. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.

A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

Take a flight to Hue

Day 5

Full day for Hue city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Take dragon boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, visit Imperial Citadel, Hue Royal Antiques Museum, Dong Ba  Market , Royal Mausoleum of Nguyen’s Kings, conical hats village and incense stick making village.
Day 6

Hue – Dong Hoi – Phong Nha caves (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Early morning, depart for Dong Hoi via DMZ of  Quang Trị, The Macnamara Line, 17th Parallel, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge.

Visit Phong Nha Caves and enjoy the wonderful sights of this cave. You will stop to visit Cung Dinh cave, Tien Cave and Bi Ky Cave with beautiful limestone formations.

Day 7

Hue to Da Nang by train – Hoi An (Meal: Breakfast)
Catch the morning train to Da Nang. Seeing the beautiful coastal landscape along the way. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An
Day 8

Hoi An – Ba Na hills (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Transfer to Ba Na Hills Station. You have a chance to ride on a modern system of cable cars. Visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, Nui Chua & the Mountain Peak (at the height of 1,487m).

Then visit the Fantasy park and Golden Bridge.

Day 9

Hoi An walking tour and Tra Que vegetable village (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Sa Huynh Museum, old houses and the local market. Then take a riding on bicycles to Tra Que vegetable village. You can experience the living and working of local farmers at this organic vegetable and herb garden.
Day 10

Hoi An (Meal: Breakfast)
Full day at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 11

Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: Breakfast)
Take a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 12

Ho Chi Minh city & Cu Chi tunnels (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Visit Independence Palace, some of French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Central Post Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda and Cu Chi tunnels
Day 13

Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – overnight on cruise (Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Transfer to Cai Be dock and boarding the cruise for Mekong Delta sightseeing
Day 14

Cai Be  – Can Tho – overnight on cruise  (Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Being on cruise for sightseeing
Day 15

Cai Rang floating market – Phu Quoc island  (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Morning , visit Cai Rang floating market, then proceed to Rach Gia by road. Boarding the express boat to Phu Quoc island.
Day 16 & 17

Phu Quoc island (Meal: Breakfast)
Full day at leisure
Day 18

 

Phu Quoc island – Ho Chi Minh (Meal: Breakfast)
Take a flight back to Ho Chi Minh city.

 

Detailed itinerary:

 Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi

Arrive at Noi Bai airport. Picking up and transfer to the city center. Overnight at in Ha Noi.

 Day 2: A full day for Ha Noi city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

8.00am – 8.30am, we will pick you up at your hotel, we take you to Tran Quoc pagoda and then Ho Chi Minh complex with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, his simple stilt house where he lived and worked and the museum dedicated to his memory.

A short drive to The Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century to admire the beautiful construction and learn about Royal court and Vietnamese talents.

Have lunch in the local restaurant.

Short time to relax before driving ahead to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where you can get over view information about ethnic groups overview information about ethnic groups over Vietnam through the well organized display both in indoor and outdoor exhibition.

Back to down town for refreshment by Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son temple. Watching water puppet show in the late afternoon. Overnight at in Ha Noi.

 Day 3: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay – overnight on cruise (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)

7.45am – 8.15am: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by bus. After that we leave Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach Halong Bay.

12.00 – 12.30: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to our Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.

13.00: A delicious set menu lunch is served in the restaurant while you can enjoy the amazing scenery. Cruise amongst the hundreds of islands. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets to go to Bright cave area – (the border between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay)

14:45 : Stop at Luon cave for kayaking (A bamboo boat will be arranged for the elderly or people who cannot kayak) to visit the small cave and beautiful lagoons. Kayaking provides the opportunity to explore the beautiful lagoons and get closer to the island.

16:20 : Boat will take you to Titop Island for you to enjoy the beach and swimming, or you can climb up to the top to get an overview of a corner of the bay.

17.00: As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.

19.00: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy  drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring. Overnight on cruise.

 Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi – Hue (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

7.00am – 7.45am: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.

8.00am – 9.00am: You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.

10.00am: Check out of your cabin and begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.

10.30am: A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.

11.00am: Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.

11.45am: Travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi.

Transfer to Noi Bai airport for taking a flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

 Day 5: Hue city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

Our guide pick up you at your hotel in city center and take you to the boat pier for making a dragon boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. Next, you on on visiting Imperial Citadel where is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty. Especially you will have chance to visit Hue Royal Antiques Museum – A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. After that, stop to visit at Dong Ba  Market – most famous market in Hue to discover daily life and get more experience about local people here. Have lunch at the restaurant.

Afternoon is the time for exploration of Royal Mausoleum of Nguyen’s Kings. You have chance to visit two of six tombs still remain as original architecture. Khai Dinh tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture while Minh Mang tomb is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. Stop on the way to see conical hats village and incense stick making village. Back to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.

 Day 6: Hue – Phong Nha Caves (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

At 6:30 am, our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and leave for Quang Binh Province. Phong Nha cave – UNESCO recognized as a World Natural Heritage.

On the way, you will pass DMZ of  Quang Trị, The Macnamara Line, 17th Parallel, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge.

On arrival Phong Nha, have lunch at restaurant.

After lunch, you will take a boat along Son River pass through river and forest to Phong Nha Caves and enjoy the wonderful sights of this cave. You will stop to visit Cung Dinh cave, Tien Cave and Bi Ky Cave with beautiful limestone formations.

Return to the dock and return to Hue city. Arrive to Hue city around 19.30. Overnight at in Hue.

 Day 7: Hue – Da  Nang – Hoi An (Meal: Breakfast)

At 10.00am, transfer to the train station in Hue for boarding the train to Da Nang. Seeing the beautiful coastal landscape along the way. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

 Day 8: Hoi An – Ba Na Hills – Hoi An (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

At 8:00 am, pick up at your hotel in Hoi An and transfer to Ba Na Hills Station. You have a chance to ride on a modern system of cable cars helps you get a bird’s-eye view, very miraculous and attractive while enjoying a feeling of flying in the blue sky amidst the clouds and wind. You will visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, Nui Chua & the Mountain Peak (at the height of 1,487m).

Then visit the Fantasy park where satisfies the entertainment demands of all ages, featuring amusing games for children to X-games for adults

In the late afternoon, visit Golden Bridge.

Transfer back to Hoi An. Overnight at in Hoi An.

 Day 9: Hoi An – Tra Que village (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

This morning, you will make a walking around old streets to discover the charm of Hoi An Ancient Town including Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Sa Huynh Museum, old houses and the local market… Hoi An is an ideal for shopping and making tailor with reasonable price.

Then take a riding on bicycles to Tra Que vegetable village far from Hoi An ancient town 3km.

Biking through peaceful villages and enjoy the beauty of countryside surrounding Hoi An.

Arrive in Tra Que Vegetable Village you can experience the living and working of local farmers at this organic vegetable and herb garden. Your learn how to prepare soil, grow vegetable, water to get fresh vegetables as you see at the garden from previous tourists.

You have 15 minutes foot massage by herb to fresh yourself.

Biking back to the town. The tour ends around 16.00. Overnight in Hoi An.

 Day 10: Hoi An (Meal: Breakfast)

Full day at leisure. Overnight in Hoi  An

 Day 11: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (Meal: Breakfast)

Take the afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

 Day 12: Ho Chi Minh city sightseeing – Cu Chi tunnels (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

At 08.30am, meeting our tour guide and driver at your hotel to start a full day sightseeing around Ho Chi Minh city.

Stopping at the 30 – 40 park, taking a walking tour to visit the Independence Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975

Then seeing some of French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Central Post Office.

Continue your sightseeing to Jade Emperor Pagoda which was built in the first years of XX decades. At here, you can see many of Statues of wooden Deity that is always mentioned in Vietnamese’s tales stories.

In the afternoon, proceed to Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong during the American war. After visiting the tunnels, you can try for shooting (on guest’s account) or enjoying cassava and drinking green tea .Both were as food used by Viet Cong during the War.

Return to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 Day 13: Ho Chi Minh city – Can Tho – Cai Be – overnight on cruise (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)

7.00am – 7.30am: pick tourists up in Ho Chi Minh city and proceed to Can Tho

11.30am            : Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in

12.00pm           : Panorama cruise and lunch on board around 13.00

16.00pm           : Guided walk to a rural village or through the lush greens of orchards and rice paddies

17.30pm            : Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck

19.00pm           : Dinner on board. Overnight on cruise

 Day 14: Cai Be – Tan Phong island – Can Tho – overnight on cruise (Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

6.30am             : Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board

8.00am             : Excursion on rowing sampan, exploring small canals of Tan Phong islet, coconut candy producing family.

10.00am           : Bicycle ride on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals

12.00pm           : Panorama cruise and lunch on board around 13.00

16.00pm           : Afternoon walk to a rural village or cooking class on board

19.00pm           : Dinner on board. Overnight on cruise

 Day 15: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc island (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

6.30am             : Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board

8.00am             : Sampan excursion to Cai Rang floating market

9.00am             : Transfer to Rach Gia by road

13.00pm           : Boarding the express boat to Phu Quoc island

15.30pm           : Arrival to Bai Vong pier in Phu Quoc island. Pick up and transfer to Duong Dong town. Overnight in Phu Quoc island.

 Day 16: Phu Quoc Island (Meal: Breakfast)

Full day at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc Island.

 Day 17: Phu Quoc Island (Meal: Breakfast)

Full day at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc Island

 Day 18: Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh (Meal: Breakfast)

Today, take a flight back to Ho Chi Minh city. End service.

  Price is in USD per person

Hotel grade 2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people 9 – 11 people Single supplement
Superior *** 1896 1769 1667 1607 1575 520
Deluxe **** 2249 2122 2020 1960 1928 784
Luxury***** 3059 2932 2830 2770 2739 1390

 

Tour price includes: 

  • Air conditioned transport transfer & sightseeing as per program
  • Domestic flights: Ha Noi – Hue & Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh & Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh
  • Train ticket: Da Nang – Hue
  • Express boat ticket: Rach Gia – Phu Quoc
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Boat trip for sightseeing in Hue & Phong Nha cave
  • Cruise for sightseeing in Ha Long Bay & Mekong Delta
  • All entrance fees, bicycles
  • Meals as indicated in the tour program
  • One night on cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • Two nights on cruise in Mekong Delta
  • Nice and clean hotel accommodation base on two people share a room

Tour price excludes:

  • International flight
  • Visa for Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Option, additional, person activates during free time.
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Excess luggage charges

 

 

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