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					                                        Vietnam Crafts and Artists
                                     Duration: 9 days
                                     Destination: Hanoi – MaiChau - Sapa – Bac Ha - Hoian - Hochiminh
                                     City
                                     Accommodation: Hotels, Train
                                     Transportation: Car, Airplane
                                     Arrival City: Hanoi
                                     Departure City: Hochiminh City
                                     Tour Guide: English and Vietnamese Speaking
                                     Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners


Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam, Vietnam Crafts and Artists. Today, upon arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International
Airport, our tour guide will greet and transfer you by private car to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam. In the evening, you
will enjoy welcomed dinner at local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese cuisines. Stay overnight in
Hanoi hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B)
We leave Hanoi for Mai Chau which is located in green valley that is inhabited by several ethnic
minorities, including H’mong and Thai peoples. After 3 hours driving in mountainous area, we will be
arrival at the Thai village of Ban Lac where we will stay overnight with the locals. The whole afternoon,
you will discover the village with tour guide. First, we stop to visit the head of community to go along
the history of The Thai People, culture, traditions, festivals.... In the evening, enjoy a musical
presentation by local dancers and singers. At the end, we try traditional Ruou Can” (rice wine) from a
long-curved reed. Stay overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 3: Mai Chau – Hanoi – Sapa (B)
In the morning, take a walk to the local market. Here we see some of very interesting foods like bamboo
shoots, bee honey, then continue to visit the surrounding. In the afternoon, we leave Mai Chau for
Hanoi. In the evening, you will transfer to Hanoi Train Station to embark on the overnight train to Sapa.
Stay overnight on train.

Day 4: Sapa Day Tour (B)
Today, upon arrival at Lao Cai Train Station around 6 am, we will drive up to Sapa which is located 1600
m high above the sea level, enjoy breakfast at local restaurant and visit Sapa Market and The Black
Hmong Village of Cat Cat. In the afternoon, visit the Zay Village of Ta Van, The Black Mong Village of Lao
Chai and The Red Dao Village of Ta Phin where we can view most intriguing work & collection of ancient
designs of local weaver, enjoy bast fiber (smashing, bleaching...), visit indigo or hemp farms and study
batik & tritik technique and H'mong and Dzao textiles. In the evening, free at leisure. Stay overnight in
Sapa hotel.

Day 5: Sapa – Bac Ha – Hanoi (B)
Today, we drive from Sapa to Bac Ha, 100 Km away. Bac Ha is a small town that is famous for its colorful
Sunday market. The Flower H'mong women wear checkered head scarves and brightly colored tops and
skirts decorated with elaborate embroidery. The main goods on sale here are livestock such as buffalos,
pigs, chickens, and horses, local products like rice wine, household items, brightly dyed wool, hill tribe
garments, and ethnic handicrafts such as jewelry, baskets, and textiles. After visiting the market, drive
back to Lao Cai Tran Station for overnight train to Hanoi. On the way, visit the border gate between
Vietnam and China. At 9 pm embark and stay overnight on train.

Day 6: Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (B)
Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to Noi Bai Airport for a short flight to Danang, and then continue to
Hoian. Hoian is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly because of its Chinese, Japanese and European
influenced architecture. In the afternoon, relax on Cua Dai Beach or spend time to visit silk and
handicraft villages along the Thu Bon River. The evening is on your own schedules. Stay overnight at
hotel in Hoian.

Day 7: Hoian (B, D)
This morning, Visit Hoian’s highlights including Japanese Covered Bridge, Phung Hung House, Chinese
Assembly Hall, Quan Ong Pagoda, visit Thanh Ha Pottery Village by boat. In the afternoon, enjoy cooking
demonstration and market tour with local chef. The market tour will give you an insight not just into the
scents and flavor of Vietnamese herbs and spices but also market culture - how to bargain and where to
buy your goods. Our chef will talk you through today's dishes then leading you through each dish, giving
you plenty of opportunity to get involved and try your hand at reproducing the flavors for dinner. Dine
on the dishes you have just prepared. We will also supply you with a recipe containing all the
information you need to reproduce an authentic taste back home. Your evening is at leisure. Stay
overnight in Hoian hotel.

Day 8: Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh (B, D)
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to the Danang International airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh
City. In the afternoon, enjoy the oriental tour to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace,
China Town, Ben Thanh Market. Enjoy warm dinner at the restaurant and then free evening for your
own discovery. Stay overnight at hotel in Hochiminh.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Today, free at leisure to enjoy Ho Chi Minh until the departure transfer to airport for your departure
flight. We wish you had a wonderful tour in Vietnam and sweet departure.

For more information please visit
http://vietnampackagetour.com/lastest-travel-news/vietnam-crafts-and-artists.html

Vietnam Tour, Vietnam Package Tour, Vietnam Luxury Tour, Vietnam Adventure Tour

Tour Contact
Lan Nguyen
Vietnam Heritage Travel Company
Sharing travel experiences
# 1002, Building A4, Den Lu Str
Hoang Mai Dist, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Tel: +84437264687
info@vietnamheritagetravel.com
http://www.vietnamheritagetravel.com

				
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