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					                                            Taste of Vietnam

                                    Duration: 12 Days
                                    Destination: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh
                                    City - Mekong Delta
                                    Accommodation: Hanoi - 1 night, Train - 2 nights, Sapa - 1 night, Hue
                                    - 1 night, Hoian - 2 nights, Hochiminh - 3 nights
                                    Transportation: Car, Cruise, Plane
                                    Start: Hanoi
                                    Finish: Hochiminh City
Tour Guide: Local English Speaking
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Price: contact us at sales@travelagentinvietnam.com for price and useful information.

Tour summary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Lao Cai (B, D)
Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa- Hill Tribe Villages (B)
Day 4: Sapa - Bacha Colorful Market - Night train to Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)
Day 6: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (B, D)
Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B)
Day 8: Hoian - Cooking Class at Red Bridge Cooking School (B, D)
Day 9: Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta Excursion (B, L)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Cooking Class and Cuchi Tunel (B, L, D)
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam, let's us be your travel agent in Vietnam and show you taste of Vietnam. Today,
upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, our tour guide will greet and transfer you to your hotel. In
the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour in The Old Quarter. In the evening, you will be entertained by
Vietnam Water Puppet Show and Vietnam Traditional Music at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. After
the show, our tour guide will host welcome celebration dinner at local restaurant with Vietnamese
cuisines. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Lao Cai (B, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the capital city of Hanoi including the Temple of Literature, the first
university in Vietnam, Ba Dinh Square for visiting Uncle Ho's (Ho Chi Minh President) Mausoleum, His
Residential Area and One Pillar Pagoda. Next is Vietnam National Museum of Ethnology, the largest and
most interesting museum in Vietnam. The afternoon cooking demonstration at local restaurant allows
you to discover Vietnamese culinary, cooking techniques and spices. In the evening transfer to Hanoi
Train station for overnight train to Sapa. Stay overnight on train.

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa- Hill Tribe Villages (B)
Upon arrival at Laocai Train Station then go up to Sapa which is located at 1600 m high above the sea
level. Enjoy morning walk to Sapa Market for mountainous herbs and indigents then continue to the
Black Mong Village of Catcat. On the way you can discover the techniques of planting rice in
mountainous area. In the afternoon, take a drive to visit Ta Van Village, the home of Dzay hill tribe and
Taphin Village, the home of Red Dao minority. In the evening, free at your leisure. Stay overnight at
hotel in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa - Bacha Colorful Market - Night train to Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at hotel, then go to Bac Ha Market which is located 100 Km away. We will spend 2 hours in
Bacha Market where you will try local corn wine and taste different minority herbs. In the afternoon, go
back to Lao Cai Train Station. On the way, visit King Mong Palace and border gate between Vietnam and
China. The balance of the day is free at leisure before embarking on overnight train to Hanoi. Stay
overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)
Arrive in Hanoi early in the morning then head to Halong Bay, the World Natural Heritage. Enjoy drive
though the rural area with scenic view of rice paddy field in the Red River Delta. You may be lucky
enough to see cows or pigs on motor bike or Vietnamese kids ridding on water buffalo flying kites. Upon
arrival, check in Vietnamese Cruise then journey along the spectacular limestone islands, floating
villages while having sea food lunch on board. Follow by disembark to visit 'Sung Sot' or Surprising Cave,
one of the most beautiful grottoes in Halong Bay. Next stop is Titop Island where you could swim on
sandy beach or climb up to the top for panoramic view. In the evening, you will be delighted by candle
light dinner on board with sea food. Stay overnight on board in Ha Long Bay.

Day 6: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (B, D)
A breakfast will be served in the restaurant with the combination of western style and local cuisine.
Experience the Bay up close and personal with a leisure sampan tour to Hang Luon or Lagoon Cave
which allows you to see flora and fauna system of Catba National Park, then continue to Halong City.
Disembark then enjoy the last seafood meal at local restaurant. In the afternoon, go to Noi Bai Airport
for short flight to Hue city. Tonight, be our guest for special dinner at Royal Park Restaurant with Hue
royal cuisine while enjoy Hue Folk songs performed by ladies in traditional dresses. Stay overnight hotel
in Hue.

Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B)
After breakfast at hotel, we have half day to visit Hue with the Imperial Citadel, King Minh Mang's Tomb
and Thien Mu Pagoda. In the afternoon, head south to Hoian Town. On the way stop to visit Cham
Museum, the last collection of powerful Champa Kingdom in 14th century. Next is Nonnuoc Stone
Carving Village and continue to Hoian. Stay overnight at hotel in Hoian.

Day 8: Hoian - Cooking Class at Red Bridge Cooking School (B, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy oriental tour in Hoian including Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese
Assembly Hall and Phung Hung Houses. In the afternoon come to the Hai Scout Cafe at 98 Nguyen Thai
Hoc Street to meet the Chef for cooking demonstration. First, have a lesson of buying ingredients to be
used later. After the market visit, embark on boat for a leisure cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoian River
to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Upon arrival, explore the cooking school's herbs and vegetable garden
before learning Hoians and Vietnam's well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours.
Each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef's, before you prepare the same dish for
yourselves. After the lesson, enjoy what we have cooked. Then take a leisure boat trip back to Hoian
Town. Stay overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 9: Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Danang Airport then take a short flight to Hochiminh City. Upon
arrival, enjoy half day city tour including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and China
Town. Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta Excursion (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, today go to Mekong Delta for Cai Be Floating Market. Upon arrival, embark on
motorboat to visit coconut candy, pop corn and rice paper factories then enjoy local musical show with
sweet melody while trying locally made products like bee honey tea, rice wine, and tropical fruits like
Jackfruit, Litchi, Rambutan...then move to small sampan which allows you to take closer look to their life
and scenery. Disembark and drive back to Hochiminh City. Stay overnight hotel Hochiminh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Cooking Class and Cuchi Tunel (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, you will have cooking class with special foods in Southern Vietnam. You also
discover local herbs, trees and vegetable. After cooking class you will visit Cuchi tunel then drive back to
Hochiminh City for shopping. In the evening, be our guest at local restaurant for farewell dinner. Stay
overnight hotel Hochiminh City.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
After breakfast at hotel, you will have free time for shopping before transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for
departure. Thank you for selecting us as Vietnam Travel Agent and wish you had a wonderful tour in
Vietnam and sweet departure.

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Tour Contact
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Vietnam Heritage Travel Company
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# 1002, Building A4, Den Lu Str
Hoang Mai Dist, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Tel: +84437264687
info@vietnamheritagetravel.com
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