TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Vietnam’ romantic side
  • Enjoy private guided excursions and stay at romantic hotels
  • Travel by local night train between Hanoi- Sapa with private cabin
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ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI (D)

You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival at Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel. Free st your leisure before we have a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI FULL DAY – LAO CAI BY TRAIN (B/L)

Our first visit is to the most well respected site of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, which includes the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum.
After lunch, continuing on with a 25minute drive to the very interesting Ethnology Museum.
Here you will learn of the traditional cultures of 54 different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam through articles, stories, displays of traditional houses, costumes, hunting equipment and much more wares used in day to day life.
Your adventure trip to Sapa begins with an overnight train from Vietnam ‘s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai.
Overnight on train.

DAY 3: LAO CAI – SAPA (B/L)
Early arrives at Lao Cai station at approximately 6:00 am. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours.
Once at Sapa, we will check-in hotel (Early check-in subject to availability). Have breakfast at the hotel restaurant then enjoy a free time to explore around town. In the afternoon, take a 2km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong Ethic. Meeting & talking with locals to learn more about their daily life.
Overnight in Sapa
DAY 4: SAPA – LAO CAI – TRAIN TO HANOI (B/L)

Following breakfast, we set out on a 3-4 hour trek that will take you along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. You will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village. Relax and discover Sapa town by yourself with some souvenirs before we transfer back to Lao Cai station for the train journey back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

DAY 5: HANOI FREE & EASY DAY (B)
Early arrive Hanoi. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Free at leisure.  Overnight in Hanoi.
Optional tours:
– Hanoi cooking class in the afternoon
– Bat Trang village half day tour
DAY 6: HANOI – HA LONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, driver picks up and transfer to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”.
Upon arrival, the boat crew welcome you and check in then enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. You can also behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.
Following break, depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. Overnight on board.
Note: Our tour guide will not escort you on the cruises, and be replaced by crew members who are fluent in English.
DAY 7: HA LONG BAY - HANOI (B/BRUNCH)

You’ll wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. You will have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Then you will drive back to Hanoi. Overnight at your hotel

DAY 8: HANOI – TAKE FLIGHT TO DANANG - HOIAN (B/D)

Have breakfast at your hotel before heading to airport for short flight to Da nang (1h15 flight).
Arrival Da nang International airport, you will be met and greeted by our local tour guide then we transfer to Hoi an. Check in hotel, dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hoian

DAY 9: HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/L)

From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high-grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 years old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour, there will be free time to shop or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 10: HOI AN – FREE DAY (B)
You are free to explore on your own and will stay another night in Hoi An.
Optional tours:
– Hoian Memories Show
– Hoian – Danang Jeep tour
– Tra Que village
DAY 11: HOI AN – TAKE FLIGHT TO SAIGON (B/D)

You will then leave Hoi an for Da nang Airport to take a one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be met by Tour guide and Driver and transferred to hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 12: CU CHI TUNNELS – SAIGON HALF DAY (B/L)

This morning, we drive 70km scenic drive to Cu Chi Tunnels, a system created to assist the Vietnamese Revolutionists against the French in 1948. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers etc and in certain areas, housed up to 10,000 people, who virtually lived underground for years.
You will have the opportunity to take part in the unique experience of guerillas living underground during the war, with a crawl through 20/30/50 meters of the tunnel system.
In the afternoon, we visit Chinatown, or more commonly known as Cho Lon, to the bustling Binh Tay Wholesale Market. Here we witness the local people rushing about selling an array of fresh and dried produce, clothing, shoes, home wares and fabrics, just to name a few.
Close by, we make a stop to one of the most active temples in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple, built by the Cantonese Congregation in 1760 in order to express their gratitude to this Goddess for her protection during their immigration trip to Vietnam by sea.
We drive back to the centre of town to visit the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, built in 1877 and the City Post Office, often mistaken for a railway station by foreign visitors and City Hall. Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 13: SAIGON – MY THO – MEKONG DELTA (B/L)

Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted
by many islands. The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the famous Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy wonderful traditional music. The next stop of our trip is Ben Tre Province to visit some fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda. Overnight in Sai Gon.

DAY 14: DEPART VIETNAM (B)

There is no activity planned for today so you are free to enjoy your free time souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

INCLUSIONS

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All private transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast
  • All domestic flights
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights & departure taxes if any
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
  • Other services not mentioned above

Destination

Vietnam

Duration

More than 11 days

Responsible Benefits

Carbon Friendly, Cultural Interaction, Locals Benefit, Making a Difference, Social Impact

FASCINATING VIETNAM TOUR

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