Hanoi, Sapa, Halong, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong
Our “Vietnam Discovery” is created for you who want to discover all interesting destinations from sea up to the mountain, from nature to people, from culture to history and from relax to adventure through Northern – Centre – Southern of Vietnam. During 14 day itinerary you will have opportunities to discovery the comprehensive insights about Vietnam with impressing highlights:
_____ Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can.
Life is not mean to be lived in one place _____
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Hanoi capital! After landing on Noi Bai airport, the guide will be waiting right at the exit gate of the baggage claim area and take you to the pre-booked hotel in the downtown for checking in and having a quick refresh. Afternoon, you will go on a nice walk through narrow and busy streets of Hanoi Old Quarter as well as visit some famous sites: Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Opera House. Evening, a welcome dinner of Vietnamese foods is served in the restaurant after that having a good overnight with sweet dreams in Hotel.
Included: Dinner, Transportation, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai
Another full day for you to explore the charming beauty of Hanoi, French quarter with many buildings and houses bearing unique Gothic architecture, ancient pagodas and peaceful lakes. Also on this day, you will be taken to some tourist attractions such as: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh complex (Mausoleum, Ba Dinh square, Stilt house, Presidential Palace, One pillar pagoda), Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, West Lake and optional 1 among 2 museums: History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the evening, you will enjoy the traditional Water Puppet show, an unique performance of wet-rice civilization, simulate many Vietnamese folktales combined with folksongs “Chèo” for about 45 minutes then heading to the railways station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Included: Breakfast, City car, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Train ticket (in 4 soft berths cabin with A/C)
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa.
Early morning, you will arrive at Lao Cai railways station. The local driver and tour guide are ready to pick you up then take you to Sapa which has marvelous natural landscape and perfect picturesque beauty. It is about less than 40km far from Lao Cai City. Upon arriving Sapa, you will have breakfast at Hotel then take a rest before starting the adventurous tour to discover mountainous view and local houses of some ethnic minorities. The tour guide will escort you on 2 hour trekking tour through the terraced rice fields and visit Black H’mong’ s villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai. Here, you will have to chance to understand the local culture and traditions as well as their daily life activities. After that you are free on your own to go sightseeing and explore the Sapa town.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, English speaking guide and Hotel in Sapa
Day 4: Sapa – Visit local villages.
After having breakfast at the hotel, be ready with full energy to have a whole day trek to deeply discover local ethnic minorities’ cultures and lifestyles, enjoy beautiful valley landscape of terraced rice fields and dotted hill-sided houses of local ethnic minorities. There are 3 trekking options with different levels 3, 6 and 12km, you are free to choose the trekking length depend on your health status and energy. No matter what level you selected, you also have chance to pass thru local villages and having lunch at local house. After lunch, taking a rest then trekking back to the Sapa town. Driver will take you to Lao Cai railways station for catching return night train to Hanoi.
Included: Breakfast & Lunch, Transportation, English speaking guide, Train ticket (in 4 soft berth cabin with A/C)
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay– Overnight on cruise.
The train will arrive in Hanoi in the early morning, you will be picked up and taken to a restaurant for having breakfast. After that, leave the bustling city to continue taking 3 or 4 hour drive to Ha Long Bay, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage with breathtaking natural beauty, geological & geomorphological value of stalagmite and stalactite caves. Arrive the dock at the noon time then board the Cruise Junk, a delicious fresh seafood lunch will be served while sailing out into the bay. Enjoying the immense sea landscape decorated with numerous limestone islands and islets wouldn’t be more fantastic, the cruise will go through Dinh Huong and Go Choi islet. The excursion route will allow you to choose one of 3 largest caves of the bay (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). If the weather permits, the cruise will stop at an island giving you chance for bathing at a white-sand beach. Spending overnight on the cruise making you experience to enjoy nice sky of twinkled stars then fall into tight sleep by sound of gentle waves and windy cool.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Transportation, English speaking guide, Overnight on cruise
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue.
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 before rowing boat to visit some nearby islands. After that, return to the cruise for having light breakfast then enjoy amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay on the way back to Ha Long City. Have brunch on board then returning to Ha Long wharf. Driver and guide will meet you at the dock and transfer you to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi for catching domestic flight to Hue. Also, upon arrival, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel.
Included: Breakfast & Brunch, Transportation, English speaking guide, domestic flight to Hue, Hotel in Hue
Day 7: Hue City Tour
You will have a full day visiting our ancient capital under Nguyen dynasty – an UNESCO World Heritage Site, starting with the Imperial Citadel & Forbidden Purple City, you will have chance to see Vietnamese sculpture and architectural art through the ancient works. In the afternoon, continue your tour stopping at the Imperial Museum, Tu Hieu Pagoda and vibrant Dong Ba riverside market.
Included: Breakfast, City car, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hue
Day 8: Hue – Danang – Hoian.
After having breakfast at hotel, in the morning, enjoy the romantic and peaceful beauty of Perfume River by a cruise excursion on dragon shaped boat with stopover at Thien Mu pagoda and visiting Minh Mang’s tomb. You will have lunch at a riverside restaurant before heading to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An ancient town. On the way, stop at Hai Van Pass where you can zoom your vision to enjoy panorama sight of underneath spectacular nature, immense valley, blue sea and entire Da Nang City then drive down to visit Cham museum and handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain. Arrive Hoi An in the late afternoon, check in hotel then use the own leisure time at your disposal.
Included: Breakfast, Boat, Transportation, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9: Hoian – My Son.
Today, you will continue experienced with one more UNESCO World Heritage Site based Vietnam, Holy Land My Son. Drive about 40km outside Hoi An ancient town toward Duy Son district, Quang Nam province, My Son is the cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Here, you will have chance to see Cham’s ancient relics as temples, stupas and tombs… After that, return to Hoi An for lunch then enjoy a free afternoon for leisurely walking, shopping, cycling or tasting local traditional cuisines.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Saigon.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you are taken to the airport to catch the flight Ho Chi Minh City common known as Saigon. Upon landing on Tan Son Nhat airport, you will have very first window tour through the exciting city and bustling streets on the way to your hotel. After checking in the hotel, having lunch at a downtown restaurant then followed by a guided city tour. In the afternoon you will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Domestic air ticket, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Sai Gon
Day 11: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Tay Ninh – Sai Gon
After breakfast, your day will start with one hour and a half drive to Cu Chi Tunnel, 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. Next you will be transferred to Tay Ninh to visit Cao Dai Temple as well as know more about Caodaism which its theory is to perfect human, build up an equal society and make a peaceful world. Having lunch in Tay Ninh then come back Sai Gon in late afternoon and free on your own leisure the rest time of the day.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Entrance tickets, English speaking guide, Hotel in Sai Gon
Day 12: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Vinh Long – Can Tho.
This day, you will enjoy your breakfast early then leave bustling Ho Chi Minh City for Mekong River Delta. On the way, you will have chance to listen to traditional music at a stopover at candy factory and orchard garden with some famous tropical fruits such as dragon fruit, mango, rambutan, Southern plum, jackfruit, coconut… Enjoy a lunch at a riverside restaurant then continue the itinerary by taking a motorized boat across the river to visit some islands and get off the boat for cycling to explore the countryside beauty of Mekong River Delta. The driver will await you at Vinh Long wharf and continue transferring you to Can Tho.
Included: Breakfast & Lunch, Transportation, Boat, English speaking guide, Hotel in Can Tho
Day 13: Can Tho – Floating market – Saigon.
Wake up early in the morning then move to Cai Rang because the floating market session will start from early dawn and finish at around 8-9 am. The floating market, the unique culture feature of Mekong River Delta region, was come into being many years the past and has still existed up to present although the fact that there is road & street system. You will get on motor boat visiting the market to see how the local people do business on the river, mobilized boat houses with full equipped by TV, bed, table & chair… cruise around the market then continue the boat ride to famous orchard here. The driver also takes you further into the countryside, going through the local house and having deep insight of local daily life activities. After that, drive back to Can Tho City for lunch then return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Boat, English speaking guide, Hotel in Saigon
Day 14: Saigon 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 Noi Bai International airport for your international flight out and do hope you have pleasant times and sweet memories about Vietnam.
Included: Breakfast, Airport drop off
|Hotel||3 star||4 Star||5 star|
|Hanoi||Golden Lake or Similar||Golden Silk or Similar||Sofitel Plaza Hanoi or Similar|
|Sapa||Sunny Mountain or Similar||Chau Long or Similar||Victoria (Super ****) or Similar|
|Ha Long Cruise||V-spirit or Similar||Pelican or Similar||Paradise or Similar|
|Hoi An||Salute Hoi An or Similar||Historic Hoi An or Similar||Palm Garden or Similar|
|Hue||Gold Hue or Similar||Eldora or Similar||Indochine Palace or Similar|