Day 1: Saigon Arrival (GP). Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, our tour guide will welcome you and transfer to hotel for relaxing. Free at your leisure to rest, shopping or do whatever you like. Stay overnight in Saigon.
Day 2: Saigon – Mekong – Can Tho (B/L) (G). This morning we set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Vinh Long, well-known for its floating market. Here we will board our private boat Cai Be Princess Cruise for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, including the popular dish of 'Elephant ear fish, before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Toward the end of the day, we arrive in Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta, for overnight
Day 3: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L) (G). You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day. After breakfast, starting to cruise to the Cai Rang floating market, guests are transferred to a local traditional boat to enter the market. Then, continue cruising with the hotel's guide along narrow creeks to visit a noodle factory and an orchard. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel by local boat through myriad canals. Following this we will rendezvous with our vehicle for the drive to the town of My Tho, where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Dong Tam snake farm before our return to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight in Saigon
Day 4: Saigon City TOur – Nha Trang (B/L) (G). After breakfast at hotel, our guide will meet you at the hotel then take full day city tour begins with Reunification Palace, War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Post Office, pass Ben Thanh market. Lunch in local restaurant, transfer to the airport for flight to Nha Trang VN454 14:10 – 15:05. Our tour guide in Nha Trang will welcome you at the airport and transfer to the hotel in the center. Free for the rest of the day to relax on beach, maybe you can have med bath. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang city tour (B/L) (G). The fabulous sunny weather, turquoise water surrounding a string of islands and white sandy beach stretching the whole length of the city make Nha Trang one of Vietnam’s premier beach resorts. We board a boat for a day trip around the coastal islands, stopping on the way at a local fishing village to observe the island life. Today we also have lots of time on the blue clear water enjoying swimming and snorkeling or lazing on a beach. A seafood lunch is some enjoyment of the trip. We arrive back in town late afternoon and visit Long Son Pagoda and the impressive Ponagar Cham Towers, which are overlooking the colorful fishing port. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang – Danang - Hoian (B/L) (G). After breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Danang (2 flights/ day VN350 08:05 – 09:20 ; VN352 12:25 – 13:40). Our guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer to Hoian on the way visit Marble mountain and China beach. Afternoon if time permitted, visit Hoian town. Stay overnight in Hoian.
Day 7: Hoian - Hue (B/L) (G). After breakfast at hotel, visit Hoian town (if Day 6 no time), transfer to Hue, Have lunch in Danang. Arrival in Hue, free at your leisure. Overnight in Hue
Day 8: Hue - Hanoi (B/L) (G). Today we explore this fabulous city. We start with a visit to the Citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor's private residence. The Imperial City, created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing . There are many palaces and temples inside. We also visit the Thien Mu Pagoda , Khai Dinh Tomb VN244 14:25 – 17:35 or VN22:00 – 23:10. Our guide in Hanoi welcomes the group and transfer to hotel in the center (35-45 minutes). Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi City Tour – Night Train to Lao Cai Station (B/L) (G). After breakfast at hotel, the tour guide escorts you full Day City Tour in Hanoi: Vietnam's artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. Shopping for impressive modern art in the city's many galleries. Also visit Hanoi's main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Your adventure trip to Sapa begins with an overnight train from Vietnam's capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. O/N on the train
Day 10: Lao Cai station – Sapa (B/L) (G). The train arrives at Lao Cai train station at approximately 5:00 a.m. There will be a tour guide and 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, leave your bag at hotel. We can freshen up, and have breakfast, free morning to explore around town. At 10 a.m. from the hotel there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong hill tribes minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 11: Sapa – Laocai – Hanoi overnight in the train (B/L) (G). Following breakfast, we explore the Sapa Market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek that will take us 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. We will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village. We transfer back to Lao Cai for train journey back to Hanoi. The train departs at about 9:00 p.m. Overnight on train.
Day 12: Hanoi – Halong overnight on board (B/L/D) (G). Arrive in Hanoi around 5 a.m. The guide picks up you at station, transfer to Restaurant and Café Tara for breakfast and morning coffee. Leave Hanoi by private vehicle at 8:30 a.m. arriving at the jetty around 12:30 p.m. Our crew welcomes you on board. Enjoy a welcome drink, check-in to your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served at 1 p.m. At that time, we will begin our 3.5 hours cruise through mystic Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster's face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Then head to Luon cave, enjoy swimming, sun bathing at Ti Top beach or climb the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panorama view of Halong Bay. Enjoy another seafood for dinner and for the night owls, there is an option of night fishing. Overnight on the Junk
Day 13: Halong – Hanoi (B/L) (G). Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the Emeraude water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.), swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. At 9:30 a.m., our boat cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Checkout is at 11:45 a.m. Our boat arrives at the harbor by noon for our drive back to Hanoi. Free at your time in Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi
Day 14:: Hanoi – Saigon by flight (B). After breakfast, free at your leisure until transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight back Ho Chi Minh city to connect your flight home.
End of services
- Private 16 seats car transfers (air-conditioning) as programmed
- Join Bai Tho Junk on Ha long Bay
- Private boat in Mekong Delta
- Private English speaking tour guide during sightseeing as listed
- Accommodation with daily breakfast in the program
- Meals as indicated at local restaurants (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, (D=Dinner 1 dinner on day 12 only)
- All entrance fees for sightseeing in the program
- Train tickets 2ways (Hanoi – Lao cai – Hanoi) (Tulico train or similar, 04 pax/ cabin, soft berth)
- Daily bottle of mineral water
- All activities mentioned
- The cost for planning, handling and operating the tour as programmed.
- International air tickets
- The internal flights with economy cabin including tax as above suggested
- Meals (Dinners are not mentioned in the program)
- Insurance (Highly recommend to take your own insurance before your departure)
- Visa handling (We can arrange visa on arrival, US$10/pax excluded stamp fee US$25/pax, clients pay directly at the airport in Vietnam)
- Personal expenses, like drink, laundry etc.
- Tips to guide and driver.
- We can arrange domestic and international air tickets
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