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15 Day Highlights of Vietnam from North to South Hanoi-Halong-Sapa-Hoian-Ho Chi Minh

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

Arrive Hanoi , pick up to hotel in 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- Hoalu- Tamcoc Full Day Tour( Meals:B/L)

8:00 – 08:30: Picking up from your Hotel in Hanoi old quarter
8:30: Starting drive to NinhBinh Province
10:00: Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
10:15: Visiting King Dinh and King Le’s temples
11:30: Arriving in Tam Coc Wharf
11:45: Having buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine
13:00: Getting on Sampan boats through caves and visiting countryside landscape
15:00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out
15:15: Biking to Bich Dong on country road
16:00: Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi
18:30: Drop off at your  hotel.
Night 2: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 3:  Hanoi – Halong cruise (Meals: B/L/D)

7.45-8.15:  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
 & swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Hoa Cuong floating fishing village
 Join our Cooking Class on the floating house. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
Enjoy sunset party and relax on the sun-deck for fantastic views. 
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. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.

Night 3: Overnight on Halong cruise
 

Day 4: Halong – Back to Hanoi(Meals: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.
10:15: 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.
•    16:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!

Night 4: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 5: Hanoi – Bus to Sapa – LaoChai-Ta Van village trekking(B/L/D)

6:30 – 7:00 Tour guide pick you up at your hotel, departure to Lao Cai city.Travelling on new Highway Noi Bai, It will take around 5 hours.
12:30. Arrival in Sapa town, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
13:00: Bus will take you to the gate of Lao chai village start trekking to Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai village, exploring the local ethnic minorities life, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields at Muong Hoa valley. Journey will stop at Giang Ta Chai village.
17:00 Come back to Sapa Town, having dinner and overnigh in hotel. End of the first day.
  
Night 5: Overnight at the hotel in Sapa

Day 6: Cat Cat Village treking – Back to Hanoi (B/L)

7:00   Have breakfast at hotel. 
9:00  Trekking from hotel to Exploring Cat Cat  village of H’mong – It is named Cat Cat Village, you have a chance to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station built by the French, learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.
12:30 Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant in Sapa Town.
15:00 Driver take you back to Hanoi. 
21:00 Drop you off at Hotel

Night 6: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 7:  Hanoi- Free day(B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Then have free day for relax or go shopping and discover Hanoi City tour by yourself. Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Night 7: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 8:  Hanoi-  Fly to Danang(Meals: B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel then have free time until get transferred to the airport to take a flight to Danang.
Arrive in Da Nang airport, get picked up to the hotel in Hoian.
Night 8: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 9:  Hoi an- Tra Que cooking class (B/L)

Tra Que vegetable village is located 3km north of the Old Town of Hoian. Thanks to the rich soil and unique source of underground water, the village has long been known for growing many kinds of vegetables such as basilmintlettuce, and coriander, etc. with which the traditional dishes of Hoian like “Quang” noodle“Tam Huu” roll“Banh xeo” Pancake, and fresh spring roll have gained their reputation throughout the country. Interestingly, Tra Que is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the local people.
Spending a day of living, working, and cooking with the local people in the Tra Que vegetable village will be a chance for you not only to discover the daily life of farmers but to become a real chef.

09:00: Local guide will meet you at your Hotel. Ride your bike to a farmer’s house in Tra Que vegetable village. Enjoy welcome drink then stroll around the vegetable garden with your guide before joining the farmer to learn and to practice the traditional farming ways in preparing the land, and fertilizing the land with seaweed which is exploited from the nearby river. The following steps are raking the ground, sowing or transplanting, watering, some other gardening activities. After farming activities, you will take a break in the restaurant then enjoy foot massage before taking part in preparing and cooking some of the famous local dishes such as “Banh Xeo” Pancake, “Tam Huu” rolls, seafood Springrolls with the guidance of the farmer’s family or the chef. Enjoy your lunch with local specialties and with dishes that made by yourself. After lunch, take a rest before riding back to your Hotel. Tour ends.
Night 9: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 10:  My Son hollyland and boat trip on Thu Bon river(Meals: B/Light lunch)

8:00- 8:30: We will pick you up at the hotel and drive to My son via Trakieu, formerly known as Simhapura( Lion Citadel), the first capital city of the Kingdom of Champa.
9:30 -10:00: Have a short break.
From 10:00 to 12:00: Trekking and exploiring the ruins.
The guide helps you using Electric cars to the site and l tell you the history and show you many historical and cultural ruins are dated over thousands of years. You come back to the car park and take a rest.
12:15: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. We will serve you a soft lunch( vetertarian lunch) on the boat then you can go upstair and stay on top of the boat for taking photos and relax.
After that, we will visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village. 
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Trip ends! 
Night 10: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 11: Hoi An – Free day (Meals: B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to relax, go shopping or take a free bicycle to look around Hoian ancient town and the surrounding countryside. Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Night 11: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian

Day 12: Hoi an- Fly to Ho Chi Minh(Meals: B)

After breakfast at your hotel, you are free till our driver come to transfer you to the airport. Today you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Night 12: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 13:  Ho Chi Minh-Cu Chi tunnel deluxe group(Meals: B)

7:45-8:15: 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 Saigon.
14:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.
Night 13: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 14:  Mekong Delta full day tour deluxe group(Meals: 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.
7:45-8:15: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start 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. 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, enjoy the 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 joint the cycling trip.
17:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.

Night 14: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh-Back home (Meals: B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy until our driver come and pick you to the airport. 
Trip ends. Feel free to contact us if you want to visit other places in Vietnam or Cambodia. We can customize the tour as your request.

PACKAGE INCLUDED

•    Flight tickets Hanoi to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam airlines (the first priority), Vietjet or Jetstar) with baggage allowance is 20 Kg check in and 7 Kg hand carry per person
•    Private airport transfers in Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh city
•    English speaking guide during tour
•    Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
•    Deluxe accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower onboard
•    Kayaking in Halong Bay
•    Trekking tour in Sapa
•    Insurance on-board.
•    Cooking class onboard and Hoian
•    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 Aug 2017  to 31 Dec 2018. Tour departs daily.
•    Block out date from 13 Feb 2018 to 20 Feb 2018( Tet holiday in Vietnam)
•    Single travelers can travel for an extra $290USD per person (3-star option), $500USD per person (4-star option) or $975USD 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 2017 to 1 May 2018 and 1 Oct 2018 to 31 Dec 2018
•    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 2017/ 2018.

•    Children policies
o    Children under 2 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $40USD per child for the internal flights
o    Children from 2 – 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $130USD per child 
o    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
•  Hotel and cruise will be replaced by similar standard option only in case of full booking.

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Maison D’Hanoi Boutique/HM Boutique Hotel Deluxe room
Halong Halong Majestic/Lavender cruise Deluxe room
Sapa Sapa Lodge hotel Deluxe balcony room
Hoian Kim An/Venus/Emerald Waters hotel & spa Superior/Deluxe room
Ho Chi Minh Ruby River hotel/Cititel central hotel Superior/Deluxe room

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Flower Garden hotel Superior/Deluxe room
Halong Swan cruise/Flamingo cruise Deluxe room
Sapa Sapa U hotel/BB hotel Sapa Superior room
Hoian Thanh Binh Riverside/Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort and Spa Deluxe room
Ho Chi Minh Paragon Saigon hotel/HARMONY SAIGON HOTEL & SPA Premium/Deluxe room

5 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Apricot Hanoi hotel   Sketch King room       
Halong Athena cruise/Alisa cruise/Seryna cruise Ocean view room
Sapa Victoria Sapa Spa & Resort Superior room
Hoian Allegro Hoian/ Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An Junior Suite/Standard Garden View
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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