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Overview

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! 10 day tour package takes you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and through Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore the culture and enjoy the beauty of nature from the cities to the countryside, from the beach to the mountain. Experience Vietnam's beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and the renowned friendliness of the Vietnamese people. Top it all off with an overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and you won't ever want to leave.

 

  • Destinations: Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - HCMC - Mekong - Cu Chi
  • Start: Hanoi
  • Finish: Ho Chi Minh
  • Daily tour group size: from 2 to 15pax. Halong cruise group size: from 5 to 22pax
 
Trip at a glance
 
Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Cruise (B/L/D)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Night Train to Sapa(B/L)
Day 4: Sapa Arrival - Sapa trekking tour(B/L/D)
Day 5: Sapa Trekking Tour – Night Train to Hanoi (B/L/D)
Day 6: Hanoi Arrival –Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 7:  Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B) 
Day 8: HCM – Mekong delta Deluxe Group (B/L)
Day 9:  Ho Chi Minh-Cu Chi tunnel deluxe group (B/Light Lunch)
Day 10:  Ho Chi Minh – Back Home (B)

 

FULL ITINERARY
 

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)

Pick up from the airport. Arrive Hanoi and check in hotel located in the centre of the Hanoi Old Quarter, welcome drink.
Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong cruise (B/L/D)

7.45-8.30:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00:  Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15:  Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30
Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains, visit Titop Island and swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay
Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near The Surprising cave.
Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews, playing card, karaoke or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Night 2: Overnight on Lavender Cruises
 

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.


Arrive Hanoi around 4:30 – 5.30 pm, you have free time to have dinner before our guide pick you to the train station. Our guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai around 7.30 – 8.00 pm. We will inform you how to do the check in procedure and keep the rest of the ticket when you check out from Lao Cai Railway Station and also will let you know how to be picked up at Lao Cai Station.


Night 3: Overnight on train to Sapa

Day 4:  Sapa- Lao chai - Ta Van  (B/L/D)

The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at about 6:00 am. Our tour guide and bus pick up you and transfer you along the beautiful road to Sapa. After breakfast, we leave the hotel and start trekking down the valley to the Muong Hoa stream and from here to the Black H'mong village - Lao Chai village (Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa). After that, you will continue your trekking along Muong Hoa stream, paddy field to Ta Van village, visit and understand about "Zay" ethnic people. You will see houses of The Zay people which are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. You will have picnic lunch at the village or local restaurant. Go back to Sapa in the afternoon.

Evening: after dinner, you will have time to go around discovering Sapa town. Overnight in hotel in Sapa

Night 4: Overnight at the hotel in Sapa

Day 5: Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will start trekking to visit  villages of the Black H'mong. Visit the waterfall and hydroelectric power station established by the French people in the past, view nice landscapes of green forests and beautiful scenery along the way. Walk back to Sapa town. Have lunch at the local restaurant.

Afternoon, you will have free time to visit Sapa town, market, church or free visit flower garden in Ham Rong mountain then Have Diner before transfer by bus to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi.

Night 5: Overnight on the train to Hanoi 

Day 6: Arrive Hanoi- free and easy recheck in Hotel in Hanoi (Meals: No)

5:30: Arrive in Hanoi. Pick up to hotel. You will have free time until do check in Hotel. 
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us or book early check in.

Night 6: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 7:  Hanoi- Fly to Ho Chi Minh (Meals: B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy. Check out hotel. Get transferred to the airport. 
Night 7: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 8: HCMC - Mekong Delta full day deluxe tour(B/L)

A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
7:30 - 8:30: Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then  boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. 
17:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.

Night 8: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 9:  Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel half day deluxe tour (B/Light Lunch)

7:45-8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start driving to Cu Chi which located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest.  Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The trip to Cu Chi 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.
13:00: Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Have lunch at the restaurant
14:30: Get transferred back to your hotel. Trip ends
.

Night 9: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 10:  Ho Chi Minh – Back Home(B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy. Wait until our driver come and transfer you to the airport. Trip ends.

PACKAGE INCLUDED

•    Airport transfer private car in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
•    Transportation with A/C during tour
•    English speaking guide during tour
•    Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
•    Flight ticket Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
city (Vietnam airlines (the first priority), Vietjet or Jetstar) with baggage allowance is 20 Kg check in and 7 Kg hand carry per person
•    Deluxe accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower onboard

•   Train tickets: (4-soft berth per cabin with A/C). You may share with other passengers
•    Kayaking in Halong Bay
•    Insurance on-board.
•    Cooking class onboard
•    All entrance fees, tax and service charges.

PACKAGE EXCLUDED

•    Beverages, International Insurance 
•    Tips(not compulsory), Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
•    Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

•    Valid from 11 July 2018  to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Daily departure except block out dates from 3 Feb 2019 to 8 Feb 2019( Tet holiday in Vietnam)
•    Single travelers can travel for an extra $230USD per person (3-star option), $395USD per person (4-star option) or $740USD per person (5-star option)
•    High season surcharge of $35USD for the 3 star package, $45USD for 4 star package, $60USD for 5 star package applies p/p for bookings from
1 Oct 2018 to 1 May 2019 and 1 Oct 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Surcharge of $15USD for the 3 star package, $25USD for 4 star package, $45USD for 5 star package applies p/p for gala dinner on Halong cruise on  24 Dec and 31 December 2018/ 2019.
•    Children policies

•    Children under 2 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $60USD per child for the internal flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh.
•    Children from 2 – 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $150USD per child 
•    Children from 5 – 8 years old will be required to pay 75% of tour price, sharing the bed with parents. Or pay full price to have an extra bed.

NOTE

•  Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions, traffic or other reasons beyon our control
•  Hotel and cruise will be replaced by
similar standard option only in case of full booking.
•  Daily small group tours from 2pax to 15pax

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi King Palace hotel/HM Boutique Hotel/La Santé Hotel & Spa Deluxe room
Halong Lavender cruise Deluxe room
Hanoi-Sapa King Express Deluxe cabin with A/C
Sapa My Boutique Hotel/ Sapa Relax Hotel Deluxe  room
Ho Chi Minh   Cititel central hotel/Elios Hotel           Deluxe room/Senior Superior

 

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Golden Silk Boutique/Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel /Silk Queen Grand Hotel Deluxe Room/Lotus Deluxe/Deluxe Room
Halong Flamingo cruise/Renea Cruise/Lavender Elegance Cruise Deluxe room
Hanoi-Sapa Chapa Express train Deluxe cabin with A/C
Sapa Amazing hotel/BB hotel Sapa Superior room
Ho Chi Minh Millennium Boutique Hotel/Northern Hotel SaiGon Junior Deluxe/ Premium Deluxe

 

5 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Apricot Hanoi hotel                     Sketch King room
Halong Athena cruise/Ancora Cruise/ La Regina Cruise Suite Ocean View/Deluxe Balcony Room/ Princess Suite
Hanoi-Sapa Chapa Express VIP private cabin with A/C
Sapa Sapa Pao Hotel Deluxe room
Ho Chi Minh Majestic Saigon hotel Colonial deluxe room


NOTE: We can customize the tour as per your request. Please contact us if you do not like the above listed accommodation. We can make a new itinerary at your preferred accommodation and will guarantee the best available price.


 


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