Day 01:(6th May 2017) Arrival Hanoi
You are welcomed to Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam. The driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your pre-booked hotel in the center. Check in the hotel and have free time.
Included: Airport pickup car, Hotel in Hanoi
Day 02:(7th May 2017) Hanoi – Bai Dinh – Trang an – Night train to lao cai
In the morning after the breakfast, you will be picked up at the Hotel then transfer to Ninh Binh province to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Trang An complex which becomes a top “must-see destination” for all travellers when coming to Vietnam. The first stop will be Bai Dinh pagoda, the largest pagoda in Vietnam and Southeast Asia as well, here you will learn more about Buddhism and admire the famous records of this architecture works such as: the largest area, giant Buddha statues, 500 stone Arhats with different postures, the heaviest bell… After having lunch, leave for Trang An ecotourism attraction, have leisurely hand-rowing boat ride along the local river and enjoy the breathtaking and fascinating beauty surrounding of “HaLong Bay on land”, the boat will take you go through number of limestone karst lagoons and grottoes, river and streams, temples and pagoda… all together create a marvelous natural masterpiece.
Come back to Hanoi, free and easy at the Hotel until the guide come to pick and drop off to the railways station for catching the night train to Lao Cai.
Included: Breakfast/ Lunch, 01 water bottle, A/C bus, English speaking guide, Entrance & boating fee, train ticket, overnight on 4 soft berths cabin with A/C
Day 03:(8th May 2017) Lao cai arrival – sapa by bus – Lao chai ta van – overnight at home stay
The train will arrive to Lao Cai railways station at early morning, you will be picked up then transfer to Sapa town by bus. Today, you will have chance to discover one of the most famous destinations in the Northwest of Vietnam, Sapa town with has marvelous natural landscape, perfect picturesque beauty and home of some hill tribe ethnic groups as H’mong, Dzao and Dzay.
After having refresh bath and breakfast at the hotel, our guide will take you to visit 2 villages of the H’mong and Dzay People, called Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai village. You will start trekking from the restaurant to the village with the distance about 12 kms. You will have lunch on the way. Then check in the home stay of ethnic people. Enjoy Vietnamese tea and join cooking time with them then have dinner in warmly atmosphere at the local house. Have overnight in homestay at Giang Ta Chai village.
Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, 01 water bottle, A/C Bus, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, Homestay at local house
Day 04: (9th May 2017) Trek to Giang Ta Chai – Then back Sapa
In the morning after having breakfast, you will get back to Sa Pa Town by bus. Upon returning back, you will have a nice walk around the Sapa center to observe business activities of local people then climbing on Ham Rong mountain peak to have spectacular and wonderful panorama view of Sapa. Climbing down and have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have free time on your own for leisure, shopping, café at nice restaurant or massage… In the evening, have dinner at restaurant and overnight in Hotel at Sapa town
Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, 01 water bottle, A/C Bus, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, overnight at Hotel
Day 05: (10th May 2017) Trekking to Cat Cat Village – Night Train Back to Hanoi
Have breakfast at hotel then conduct a nice trekking from hotel to Cat Cat, another village of H’mong people where you will understand more about the locals, culture, customs and their traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, unique agricultural tools. You can also enjoy very beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes.
After that, come back for enjoying a lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy time with comfort in Sapa Town. Around 4pm, the bus will take you back to the Lao Cai railways station to catch the return night train to Hanoi.
Included: Breakfast/ Lunch, 01 water bottle, Bus, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, train ticket, overnight on 4 soft berths cabin with A/C
Day 06:(11th May 2017) Hanoi – Ha Long – overnight on cruise
Early morning the train will arrive in Hanoi, the guide will pick you at the railways station then take you to the hotel nearby for having refresh and breakfast before heading to Ha Long Bay, it will take around 3.5 hour drive. You were already experienced with “HaLong Bay on land” and today another chance for you to enjoy “Halong Bay on sea”. Upon arrival, you will get on board the Cruise Junk then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on cruise while sailing into the bay. During the excursion, you will see a well-known UNESCO World Heritage’s breathtaking natural beauty, decorated by 1969 limestone islands and islets with various shapes emerging up from sea. On the route you will see Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock and visit the Amazing Caves, the most beautiful and largest one in Ha Long bay, admire geological & geomorphological value of stalagmite and stalactite inside the caves. If the weather permits, the cruise will stop at an island giving you chance for bathing / swimming at a white-sand beach or climbing on the top of island to have panorama view of Ha Long Bay, then return to have free and leisure on the Cruise, enjoy nice sunset on the sea. In the evening, you will have dinner and overnight on the cruise.
Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, 01 water bottle, Bus, English speaking guide, overnight on cruise
Day 07: (12th May 2017)Ha Long – Hanoi – fly to da nang – hoi an
Waking up early for joining Tai Chi exercise on the cruise deck or relax and enjoy a tranquilly fresh morning as well as beautiful sunrise on sea, slowly sipping a cup of tea or coffee and having light breakfast then enjoy amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay on the way back to Ha Long City. Check out the cabin and pay the bill at the reception (if any). Have brunch on board then returning to Ha Long wharf. Get on the bus transfer back to Hanoi then to the airport for catching flight to Da Nang airport then transfer to Hotel in Hoi An
Included: Breakfast & Brunch, 01 water bottle, Transportation, English speaking guide, Air ticket, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 08:(13th May 2017) hoi an free & easy – ½ day walking tour afternoon
After breakfast you will have free time in the morning. Then at the beginning of afternoon, tour guide will come to pick you up at the hotel to have a walking tour around Hoi An ancient town. Start visiting the Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. After that, the guide take you back to Hoi An. End of tour.
Included: Breakfast, 01 water bottle, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Hotel in HOI AN
Day 09: (14th May 2017)hoi an – ½ day cycling to tra que village and cooking class at local family
After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel then depart to Tra Que Herb village by bicycle, it is a charming little village of Hoi An and is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Pho Hoi people. During leisurely cycling on the way, it is ideal time for you to take photos of farmers, buffaloes, duck, chicken… Upon arrival the village, wander around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing, raking the ground, sowing, watering, planting vegetables… After some farming activities with the local, you will enjoy time for relax by foot soak and massage then joining in cooking class at local family, you will be taught how to cook “Tam Huu” spring roll; “Banh xeo” – a local pancake and have lunch at local family. Bid farewell to your host family then cycling back to your hotel. End the tour
Included: Breakfast, Bicycle, 01 water bottle, English speaking guide, Lunch with cooking class at local family, Foot massage, Hotel in Hoi An
day 10:(15th May 2017) Hoi An – free and leisure
Included: Breakfast, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 11: (16th May 2017) Hoi An – Sai Gon
After breakfast, free and leisure at the Hotel until the driver pick you up to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon then have free time on your own to discover Sai Gon
Included: Breakfast, Airport drop off / pick up, domestic flight, Hotel in Sai Gon
Day 12: (17th May 2017) Sai Gon City Tour
Your tour today will be highlighted with some famous tourist attractions, started with China Town where you can have chance to enjoy lively atmosphere of Chinese people’s business activities in Sai Gon, then continue getting into the rhythm of busiest and colorful scenes of Binh Tay market and Thien Hau Temple in the morning. We then visit the War Remnants Museum the having lunch. In the afternoon, your tour will be continued by visiting Reunification palace which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975. Continue seeing some impressive French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. After visiting the City Hall, take a break-time at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales. Return to District 1
Included: Breakfast/ Lunch, 01 water bottle, A/c transfer, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Hotel in Sai Gon.
Day 13: (18th May 2017) Sai Gon – Mekong Delta – Sai Gon
After having breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mekong River Delta and will stop at Tien Giang province. On the way, enjoy the scenic of the countryside with green rice fields. Upon arrival My Tho town, the capital city of Tien Giang, you will visit Vinh Trang pagoda which was built in the 19th century and combined by both Asia and Europe architecture, the pagoda is very famous in the Southern region. After that, get on the boat to have relax cruise and enjoy natural landscape on the Tien River, capture nice view of the stilt house, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the riverside. Visit Tortoise islet and have nice lunch under the shade of orchard garden. After lunch, continue a boat ride to Ben Tre province, An Khanh district where you can enjoy an excursion on hand-rowing sampan under the cluster of water coconut trees through the small canals, taste some tropical regional fruits and sip a cup of honey tea while listen to folk music. Also on this tour, you will visit local business family and try eating coconut sweet which is the famous speciality of Ben Tre, then wander surrounding to discover the local life’s living and activities or step into some fruit plantations.
Come back Sai Gon and enrich your unforgettable experiences about peaceful beauty as well as the rural lifestyle of Mekong River Delta’s people
Included: Breakfast/ Lunch, A/C bus, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, boat trips, fruit, honey tea, 01 water bottle, Hotel in HCMC
Day 14: (19th May 2017) Sai Gon – Tay Ninh Cu Chi – Sai Gon
In the morning you will be picked up at the hotel then head to the Tay Ninh province to visit Cao Dai Temple which was built in 1926, is the headquarter of Caodaism and also is considered one of the most striking structures in all of Asia. Here, you will have chance to learn more about Caodaism and attend the noon praying ceremony, which is a great experience. After the ceremony, having lunch at Tay Ninh then continue visiting Cu chi tunnels, a heroic exploit as well as a legend of the 20th century. The Tunnel system has become the famous underground relic in the world with about 200km length and in shaped of a spider-web which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against both French and American troops. You may be invited to crawl through the tunnels to have better understanding about life of the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime
Included: Breakfast/Lunch, 01 water bottle, A/C bus, Entrance fee, English speaking guide, Hotel in Sai Gon
Day 15: (20th May 2017) Sai Gon Departure
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then you are free and leisure by your own until our private car comes to pick you up, then transfer you to Tan Son Nhat International airport for your international flight out and do hope you have pleasant times and sweet memories about Vietnam.
Included: Breakfast, Airport drop off
|Accommodations||3 star hotels||4 star hotels|
|Hanoi||Golden lake||Golden Silk|
|Sapa||Holiday Sapa||Holiday Sapa (***)|
|Ha Long||V-spirit cruise||Pelican cruise|
|Hoi An||Salute Hoi An||Historic Hoi An|
|Sai Gon||Thien Tung||Golden Central Sai Gon|