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Day tour – Vietnam 17 days

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Tour LengthTour 17 days / 16 nights
Tour TypeTour Packages
Start FromHo Chi Minh City
Tour routeHo Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong River floating markets – Phu Quoc island – Hoi An – Hue – Ha Noi – Ninh Binh – Sa Pa – Ha Long Bay.
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Tour Program

 

Summary itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city
Arrive at Tan San Nhat airport. Picking up and transfer to the city center. Overnight at in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 2

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 3

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – overnight in Can Tho (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Start the tour from Ho Chi Minh city and proceed to Mekong Delta. Take a boat trip along the river, seeing local people, orchard and fruit plantation. Getting on hand rowed sampan along canals where you can immerse yourself in nature
Day 4

Cai Rang floating market –  Phu Quoc island (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Early visit Cai Rang floating market, wandering around the village to see the make noodle, orchard garden and try your best on bamboo bridge.

Take express boat to Phu Quoc Island

Day 5 & 6

Phu Quoc island (Meal: Breakfast)
Full day at leisure
Day 7

Phu Quoc island – Da Nang – Hoi An (Meal: Breakfast)
Take a connecting flight to Da Nang from Phu Quoc island. Transfer to Hoi An ancient town
Day 8

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 9

Hoi An – Hue city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Depart for Hue via Da Nang. On the way, visit the Marble mountain, the Cham museum and Lang Co Beach. Over Hai Van Pass – to enjoy the wonderful panorama from the top of the Pass. The Royal Mausoleum of Nguyen’s Kings, conical hats village and incense stick making village.
 

Day  10

 

 

Hue city – Ha Noi (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Take dragon boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, visit Imperial Citadel, Hue Royal Antiques Museum, Dong Ba  Market. Flying to Ha Noi
Day 11

Trang An – Bai Dinh pagoda – Lao Cai (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
This morning, depart for Ninh Binh province, visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with  500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.

Visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave. Trang An is considered as Ha Long on the land.

Take a night train to Lao Cai

Day 12

Bac Ha market – Sa Pa (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Visit Bac Ha market – the most colorful market in Northern Vietnam. You have chance to enjoy Bac Ha people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches or talking to the minorities. The H’mong King’s house and Ban Pho village.

Overnight in Sapa

Day 13

Continue exploring Sapa and villages – night train back to Ha Noi (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Dzay (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van).

Transfer to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi.

Day 14

Return 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 15

Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (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

Day 16

Full day for Ha Noi city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university.

Visit Dong Xuan market, wandering around 36 streets in the Old Quarter. Enjoy water puppet show

Day 17

Ha Noi and departure (Meal: Breakfast)
Leisure until transfer to Noi Bai airport.

 

 Day 1: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city

Meeting our tour guide and driver on arrival to Tan Son Nhat airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

 Day 2 : 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 3: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – overnight in Can Tho (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

07.00am, pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and depart for Vinh Long.  Stopping to take photos in Tien Giang town and overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.

Arriving to Cai Be district, getting on motorized boat along Tien River, visit the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels.

Wandering into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation.

Cruising to vthrough the small canals to explore the charms of the Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy, rice paper, rice wine and crispy rice popcorn are made.

Arrive in An Binh village. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden.

Getting on hand –rowed sampan a long canals where you can immerse yourself in nature.

Return to the dock and proceed to Can Tho. After two hours driving, we arrive to Can Tho.

Leisure in the evening. Overnight in Can Tho.

Optional: Overnight at homestay in Can Tho (Meal: dinner)

Arrive to Can Tho city. Transfer to a village in Cai Rang district by motorize boat, you will meet a friendly local farmer’s house where you will stay the night at their house. In the late afternoon, wandering around the village to see orchard garden or chatting with local people to experience the rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta resident. 

Having dinner with family and enjoy some of kind traditional local cuisines. Overnight at farmer’s house.

 Day 4: Can Tho city – Cai Rang floating market – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc Island (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

At 05.00am, boarding on a motorized boat to Cai Rang floating market. In the way, you can see many bustling activities along Can Tho riverbanks. You have chance to know how local people go fishing and transport passengers as well as product by the waterway.

Approaching Cai Rang floating market, you can reappear the selling activities in the past by using a traditional “offering pole” for exchanging consumer goods.

Return to the hotel and having breakfast, then proceed to Rach Gia for boarding the express boat to Phu Quoc Island (13.00 – 15.00).

Arrive to Bai Vong ferry, pick up and transfer to Duong Dong town. Overnight in Phu Quoc Island.

 Day 5: Phu Quoc Island (Meal: Breakfast)

Full day at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc Island.

 Day 6: Phu Quoc Island (Meal: Breakfast)

Full day at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc Island.

 Day 7: Phu Quoc Island – Da Nang – Hoi An (Meal: Breakfast)

Today, we take a connecting flight to Da Nang from Phu Quoc island via Ho Chi Minh city. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An.

 Day 8: 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 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

Depart for Hue via Da Nang. On the way, visit the Marble mountain, the Cham museum and Lang Co Beach. Over Hai Van Pass – to enjoy the wonderful panorama from the top of the Pass.

In the afternoon, 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. Overnight in Hue.

 Day 10: Hue city – Ha Noi (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.

This afternoon, take a flight to Ha Noi. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ha Noi

 Day 11: Ha Noi – Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda – night train to Lao Cai (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter and depart for Ninh Binh province.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with  500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.

12:30: Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork.

14:30: Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers. Trang An is considered as Ha Long on the land.

16:00: Proceed  to Ha Noi

18:00: Arrive to Ha Noi

Take a short rest then transfers to the train station for the night train to Lao Cai. You will sleep on soft sleeper with air conditioner.

 Day 12: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Sapa (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

Meeting your local tour guide and driver upon arrival. Transfer to a restaurant for having breakfast. Then driven to  Bac Ha market.

The beginning of the day on which you visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples.

This is the most colorful market in Northern Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha people’s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches or talking to the minorities. Leave the market for the H’mong King’s house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch.

In the afternoon, spend time visiting Ban Pho village.

Then proceed to Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa

 Day 13: Sapa – Lao chai Village – Ta Van Village – Lao Cai (Meals : breakfast, lunch)

Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Dzay (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van).

Return to Sapa by car.

Transfer to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. You will sleep on soft sleeper with air conditioner.

 Day 14: Return Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)

Arrive to the train station in Ha Noi, pick up and transfer to a mini hotel for take a short rest and having breakfast.

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 15: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi  (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.

 Day 16: Ha Noi city (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)

Morning, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Continue to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. You will also visit the famous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War.

Take a relaxing walk along Thanh Nien street next to the famous West Lake. Visit Dong Xuan market and enjoy traditional food Cha Ca La Vong a Ha Noi specialty.

Wandering around 36 streets in the Old Quarter. You will have many chance to see local product handmade as well as doing shopping.

Enjoy water puppet show in the late afternoon. Overnight in Ha Noi.

 Day 17: Ha Noi and departure (Meal: Breakfast)

Leisure until transfer to Noi Bai airport.

Private tour – 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 *** 1835 1593 1433 1331 1275 319
Deluxe **** 2214 1972 1811 1709 1652 598
Luxury **** 3125 2883 2723 2620 2564 1212

 

Tour price includes: 

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

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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