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

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

Pick up from the airport to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi and check in Hotel located in the center of the Hanoi Old Quarter. Get welcome drink when check in. Explore Hanoi by yourself.

Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

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

8:00 – 8:30: Our bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Tuan Chau harbor, transferred by tender to Halong Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Halong Bay. 
15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. 
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. 
Night 2: Overnight on Halong cruise

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food – ‘PHO’ 
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son.  guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.   
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier). 
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese brunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
17.00: End of service.
Night 3: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi – Bus to Sapa – Lao Chai-Ta Van(B/L/D)

6:30 – 7:00: Our 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: We 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 4: Overnight at the hotel in Sapa
 

Day 5: Cat Cat Village – 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 5: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 6: Hanoi –Free and easy (B) 

You have breakfast at the hotel then have the whole day free in Hanoi to relax, go shopping and explore this city by yourself.
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Night 6Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 7: Hanoi- Fly to Hue city (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 Hue city and stay at the most touristic area of Hue city.
Night 7: Overnight at the hotel in Hue
 

Day 8: Hue city full day tour (B/L)

  • 08:00 – 08:30am: Our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel/stay in Hue city center.
  • 09:00 am: Thanh Toan Bridge (Roof-tiled bridge)- an arched wooden bridge, a rare and the most aesthetically valuable bridge among those of Vietnam
  • 10:30 am: Minh Mang Tomb - Consider as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into the nature surroundings.
  • 11:30 am: Khai Dinh Tomb - which is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture
  • 12:30 am: Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • 01:30pm: Citadel - Imperial citadel is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty
  • 03: 00 pm: Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) – the oldest pagoda in Hue city
  • 04: 00pm: Get dragon boat cruise to see sunset and come back to city.
  • 04:30 pm: Drop you off at your hotel in Hue city center. Finish the tour.
Night 8: Overnight at the hotel in Hue
 

Day 9: Hue –Hoi An (B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel then transfer by shuttle bus to Hoi An. 
8:00- 8:30: Depart from Hue to Da Nang   
Stop to take pictures at Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass 
12:00: Arrive in Da Nang. Stop to take photo at the Marble Mountains and stone carving village
13:30: Arrive Hoi An. Drop of at hotel.

Night 9: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian

Day 10: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - boat trip on Thu Bon river (B/light L)

8:00  –  8:30: We will  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel  (in Hoi An  ancient  town  area). 
8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son Holy land. 
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holy land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My  Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. You have 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa  Kingdom with our tour guide. 
12.00: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon River. 
You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the 
boat before visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional village. 
14:30: Our trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. You will have free time to explore local market or our tour guide will catch a taxi for you to go back to the hotel.
Night 10: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian

Day 11:  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 11: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 12: 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 12: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 13:  Hoi An – Danang- Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: 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 13: Overnight at the hotel in Ho chi minh
 

Day 14: HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho deluxe group(Meal: 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-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 15: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 16:  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 from Hanoi to Hue city and Danang 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
•    Private airport transfers in Hanoi, Hue, Danang and Ho Chi Minh city
•    Trekking tour in Sapa
•    Shuttle bus transfer Hue-Hoi An
•    English speaking guide during tour
•    Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
•    Deluxe accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower onboard
•    All entrance and sighseeing fees
•    Kayaking in Halong Bay
•    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 $370USD per person (3-star option), $595USD per person (4-star option) or $1100USD per person (5-star option)
•    High season surcharge of $40USD for the 3 star package, $50USD 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 flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh.
o    Children from 2 – 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $140USD 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.
•  We will upgrade you to private car from Hue to Hoian for 5 star option.

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Maison D'Hanoi Boutique/HM Boutique Hotel Deluxe room
Halong Lavender cruise/Majestic cruise Deluxe room
Sapa Sapa Lodge hotel Deluxe Balcony room
Hue Hue Serene Palace hotel Superior/Deluxe 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 BB hotel Sapa/Amazing hotel Superior/Deluxe room
Hue Eldora Hue hotel Deluxe room
Hoian Thanh Binh Riverside/Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort and Spa Deluxe room
Ho Chi Minh Paragon Saigon/MILLENNIUM BOUTIQUE HOTEL/HARMONY SAIGON HOTEL & SPA Premium room/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 hotel and resort Superior room
Hue Imperial Hue hotel Deluxe City View
Hoian Sunrise Premium/Golden Sand resort 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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