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					                                           Vietnam Grand Tour

      Tour code : DVN8
      Destinations : Hanoi – Hoalu – Sapa – Halong Bay – Babe – Hue – Bach Ma – Hoian – Danang –
      Nhatrang – Dalat – Saigon – Cuchi – Mekong Delta
      Duration : 25 days 24 nights


      Highlights :
          o   Explore the North with its variety, from the emerald Halong Bay, the 1000 year old capital
              to the foggy Sapa town, the hill tribes and the beautiful nature of national parks.
          o   Uncover the Centre – the land of sunlight and winds with its typical charms by paying visits
              to Bac Ma national park, Hue, Danang, Hoian, Nha Trang and Dalat.
          o   Get to know the South with bustling Saigon, incredible tunnel network of Cuchi and rich
              land of Mekong Delta.


      Good for :
        o This tour is great for any individuals, couples as well as small groups who want to have a
              deep overview of a truly Vietnam


      Brief Itinerary:

      Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival
      Day 2 : Hanoi – City tour: the 1000 years old Capital
      Day 3: Tam Coc and Hoa Lu – the ancient capital city (NinhBinh) – Lao Cai
      Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa – Taphin Village
      Day 5: Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi
      Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay
      Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi
      Day 8: Hanoi – Babe National Park
      Day 9: Ba Be – Canoeing
      Day 10: Ba Be – Hanoi
      Day 11: Hanoi – Hue by train
      Day 12: Hue City tour
      Day 13: Hue – Traditional villages
      Day 14: Bach Ma National Park
      Day 15: Bach Ma – Hoian
      Day 16: Hoian – Walking tour
      Day 17: Hoian – Danang – Nhatrang
      Day 18: Nhatrang – Boat trip
      Day 19: Nhatrang – Dalat




OFFICE: 05 Ly Nam De Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam * Tel: 84.4.39264363 * Email: sales@fareastour.com.vn
      Day 20: Dalat – Jungle trek
      Day 21: Dalat – Saigon (Hochiminh City)
      Day 22: Saigon City tour
      Day 23: Saigon – Tayninh – Cuchi Tunnels
      Day 24: Saigon – Can Tho (Mekong Delta)
      Day 25: Can Tho – Saigon – Departure


      Detailed Itinerary:

      Day 1: Arrival Hanoi
      Welcome to Vietnam "Xin Chao” in Vietnamese transfer of 45 min to your hotel in town, (if it is still
      early then we can venture out for some culture shocks on a short walking tour in the Old Quarter of
      Hanoi-this is the way to get familiar with the people and the culture). The tour guide of Far East
      Tour will show you the directions or escort you upon request. Welcome dinner and Water Puppet
      Show at night. Overnight in Hanoi.


      Day 2: Hanoi – City tour: the 1000 years old Capital
      Leave at 8 am, on the three wheels of a cycle you will be guided through Hanoi history, culture and
      people and get some more shocks of the culture. This tour draws to: the Ho Chi Minh complex,
      Temple of literature, one of the Museums (Ethnology, Fine Art, Army, Women, History, etc.) with
      lunch at restaurant then back to the Old Quarter for some more exploration.


      Day 3: Tam Coc and Hoa Lu – the ancient capital city (NinhBinh)
      Breakfast then leave at 8 am by mini van for a day trip to Tam Coc for the boat trip along the paddy
      fields through the caves then lunch served by in the "River side Restaurant". Next is the drive
      through the villages along the limestone mountains to visit the ancient capital city of Vietnam. Drive
      back to Hanoi at 4:30 pm. Night train at 9:30 pm to Sapa (soft sleeper with A/C).


      Day 4: Sapa – hill station with colorful minorities
      Arrive Lao Cai Station in the early morning. Jeep ride to Sapa for sightseeing en route. Arrival
      Sapa, take breakfast then leave for wonderful trek (5–6 hours) along the rice terraces, through the
      forest and cross the stream with stops for visit the H'Mong and Dzao villages (picnic lunch). Check
      in and stay home at the Dzao in Ta Phin village and dinner and sleep in their traditional house.


      Day 5: Trek back to Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
      Vietnam Breakfast and leave the village for trekking (3 hours) another way up hill to the main road
      then jeep back to Sapa, check in hotel with lunch served in Sapa then free after the long trek to
      discover the town at your own taste.
      Jeep ride at 4 pm to Lao Cai Station and take night train back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the next
      morning.




OFFICE: 05 Ly Nam De Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam * Tel: 84.4.39264363 * Email: sales@fareastour.com.vn
      Day 6: Hanoi to Ha long Bay – the World Heritage
      Arrival from Sapa in the early morning. Take a mini van Ha Long city then boat cruise straight to
      the Bay with seafood lunch served on the Bay, cruise along the wonderful Bay in the afternoon with
      cave visit and swimming, dinner and sleep on boat (under thousands of stars).


      Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
      Visitors often wake up at 6 am for the sunrise, offering great photos as it is raising up from the
      ocean and through the peaks of the limestone islands Breakfast served on boat. Cruise back to Ha
      long City. Lunch in a restaurant and drive back to Hanoi.


      Day 8: Hanoi to Babe – the intact lakes inside the Nat'l Park
      Depart 7.00 am by van to Ba Be (6 hours). Break for brekkie and a visit to Vietnam Museum of
      Ethnology in Thai Nguyen city. Continue onwards to Babe then lunch in Bac Can town in
      restaurant. Arrival in Ba Be around 3 pm and boat ride or walk along the lake side to Pac Ngoi
      village, check-in the house on stilt. Dinner and sleep homestay.


      Day 9: Babe – Canoeing
      Spend a whole day after breakfast to visit the beauty of the area on the local canoes (rafts) gliding
      along the river and through the pretty cave. Lunch served after visiting the waterfall. We canoe our
      hearts out into the tranquil Ba Be lakes for its majesty. Then swimming or trekking to visit the ethnic
      minorities. Dinner and talk with the local people. Overnight homestay.


      Day 10: Babe – Hanoi
      Breakfast then canoeing or walking along the lake's side to the van, swimming. Leave for Hanoi by
      10.00 am, lunch in restaurant en route. Arrive in Hanoi by 5.30 pm.


      Day 11: Hanoi – Hue
      Breakfast, and a free day in Hanoi to taste around the city (visiting the sites of interest, cooking
      class, shopping). Take a night train at 7 pm to go Hue (AC soft cabin of 4 persons).


      Day 12: Hue – City tour of Vietnam last feudal dynasty
      Arrival in Hue at 7:30 am then transfer to Hotel. Take a city tour around Hue by Cycle or Bicycle to
      visit the Forbidden Purple City. Boarding our boat for lunch and cruise along the Perfume river to
      visit Thien Mu pagoda and Emperors' tombs of Minh Mang, back to hotel at 5.30. Overnight in Hue.


      Day 13: Hue – Traditional villages
      Brekkie at hotel then head out on a car to visit the style garden house of Tinh Gia Vien and An Hien
      with Courtyards, Ngoc Son Princess' residence. Lunch break and we will take you to Phu Cam
      conical hat-making village and Phuong Duc bronze-casting village. Drive back to Hue at 4:30 p.m.




OFFICE: 05 Ly Nam De Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam * Tel: 84.4.39264363 * Email: sales@fareastour.com.vn
      Day 14: Bach Ma National Park
      Leave hotel at 7.30 a.m (after breakfast) for hitting upwards to Bach Ma travel center then get
      ready for the trek to top of Bach Ma mountain, great chances are here to learn about the diverse
      fauna, flora and wonderful view of Bach Ma, take a swim in the small romantic pools and fairy
      streams then go a break for lunch at Ngu (five) pools. An amazing waterfall of Do Quyen will be
      within an hour walk we head to. Dinner at the hotel, at 7 pm camping fire activities. Overnight at
      Bach Ma mountain hotel.


      Day 15: Bach Ma to Hoian – the charming old town
      Great scene of sunrise in the early morning, free to walk around for a bit then we leave after our
      breakfast (8:30 am) go to Hoian with stopover at Lang Co beach, Hai Van Pass, Cham museum
      and Marble mountains. Lunch stop near the China beach and head onto the charming town of
      Hoian. Overnight in town.
      Day 16: Hoian – Walking tour in the ancient town
      Breakfast at hotel then walk with your tour guide to visit around Hoi An: the old Tan Ky House,
      Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Shop for tailored made silk products or spend your time
      at the wonderful beach (4 km away). Dinner and enjoy a show of traditional arts of the Center.


      Day 17: Da Nang, fly to Nha Trang – the best beaches and corals
      Breakfast from hotel then airport transfer to Da Nang for flight (at 10:10 am) to Nha Trang, taxi pick
      up to your hotel then free to chill out on the beautiful and white sandy beach of Nha Trang.


      Day 18: Nha Trang, with boat trip
      Leave hotel after breakfast to boat station for boating to 3 or 4 islands with the activities of
      swimming, snorkeling (one of the 29 bays in the world has the most beautiful corals), chilling out on
      the beach., then visiting the fishing village before returning to Nha Trang. Overnight in Hotel.


      Day 19: Car to Dalat – the Central Highland
      Leave at 8:00 am for 5 hour road trip hitting upwards over the beautiful and spectacular passes to
      the Central Highland of Dalat. Check in at arrival of 2 pm then free to hang out at the very cool and
      flowery city. Overnight in town.


      Day 20: Dalat – Jungle trek
      Breakfast at hotel then we start our hike at the Chicken village and wanders up into the dense
      jungle area of Dalat's south, this is 5 hrs walk, lunch then we will meet the boat to take us to Tuyen
      Lam lake, then back to town. Overnight in Dalat.


      Day 21: Da lat – Bike and Flight to HCM city
      Breakfast at hotel then get biking city, lake trails, "crazy house", market, waterfalls, lunch at
      restaurant. Flight at 3:40 pm to Sai Gon, check in hotel up on arrival. Overnight in town.




OFFICE: 05 Ly Nam De Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam * Tel: 84.4.39264363 * Email: sales@fareastour.com.vn
      Day 22: HCM – City tour of SaiGon
      Whole day on cycle, taxi to visit city tour of SaiGon to visit Reunification Hall, Notre Dame
      Cathedral, former US Embassy, War crimes Museum, Chinatown, Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in
      Hotel.


      Day 23: Tay Ninh and Cu Chi tunnels
      We have our breakfast before taking the van of Fareast Travel at 8 am to Tay Ninh with the Great
      Cao Dai temple (a mixture of Buddhism, Confucius, Taoism, Hinduism and Christian). We see the
      noon mass (approximate 1 hour). Lunch in Tay Ninh. Afternoon we visit Cu Chi - a fabulous tunnel.
      You will have an opportunity to get the unique experience of guerrillas living and fighting
      underground during the war (a crawl through 50–100 meters out 200 km of the tunnel system is
      unforgettable). Local rice paper workshops, nice paddy fields are pleasant sights on the way.
      Overnight in Hotel in Sai Gon.


      Day 24: SaiGon to the fertile Mekong Delta (CaiBe CanTho)
      Departing Saigon at 08:00 head south to Cai Be. On arrival walk through the village streets and
      watch locals making manioc chips before boarding a boat for a journey through the town's floating
      market. Cruise through the secluded canals to an island where we stop to enjoy seasonal fruits
      before our boat takes us to VinhLong where we get back on the bus for our trip to CanTho to
      overnight.


      Day 25: CanTho – SaiGon – Departure
      An early start for a boat trip to Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets. We stop for a walk on a
      quiet country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals as they go about
      their daily routine. We try a “xe loi”, the local colonial-era cab pulled by motorbike, on a country
      road. In the afternoon we head back to Saigon, with a visit to a My Tho bonsai garden. Back in
      Saigon at 18:00. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Tour ends. Far East Tour hopes to
      serve you next time.



      Prices: US$ per person
                             2 pax           4 pax           5-8 pax          9-12 pax         Single
                                                                                             Suppliment
                                                       st          th
                                       Low Season (1 May to 30 Sep)
            3*               2,588          2,536         2,499                2,468             1,210
            4*               2,723          2,690         2,648                2,607             1,290
            5*               3,529          3,482         3,446                3,724             1,692
           5*+               4,709          4,663         4,618                4,586             2,518
                                                     st        th
                                       High Season (1 Oct to 30 Apr)
            3*               2,846          2,787         2,726                2,684             1,322
            4*               2,996          2,958         2,912                2,866             1,426
            5*               3,869          3,829         3,790                4,086             1,882
           5*+               5,268          5,179         5,122                5,085             2,438




OFFICE: 05 Ly Nam De Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam * Tel: 84.4.39264363 * Email: sales@fareastour.com.vn
      Accommodation list
                             3*                        4*                  5*                   5*+
      Saigon           Lavender,Tan              Grand, Rex         Duxton,Legend       Sofitel Plaza, New
                         Hai Long                                                               World
      Cantho           SaigonCantho                   Golf 4        Victoria Hotels     Victoria Hotels and
                                                                     and Resorts              Resorts
      Dalat            Le Petit Paris            Blue Moon          Hoang Anh Gia       Sofitel Dalat Palace
                                                                      Lai Resort
      Nhatrang             Violet            Diamond Bay Resort     Sunrise Beach        Vinpearl Resort &
                                                                         Resort                Spa
      Danang             Riverside           Sandy Beach Resort      Sandy Beach          Furama Resort
                                                                         Resort
      Hoian                Lotus              River Beach, Hoian      Life Resort         Swiss Bel, Palm
                                                     Beach                                    Garden
      Hue                 Festival           HuongGiang, Century        Imperial           La Residence
                                                   Riverside
      Hanoi              Luxor, Viet            Flower Garden,     Movenpick, Sofitel    Sofitel Metropole
                                                    Sunway                Plaza
      Sapa                Holiday                 Chau Long          Victoria Resort    Victoria Resort and
                                                                        and Spa                 Spa
      Halong         Phoenix, Classic          Paloma, Emotion      Jasmine, Prince      Violet, Indochina
      Junk               Sails                                                                  Sails

      Tour includes
          o    English – speaking tour guide.
          o    All accommodation in hotels on twin/double share basis with daily breakfasts
          o    Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
          o    All private tours & transfers
          o    Entrance fees and permits during guided time
          o    Domestic flight tickets

      Tour excludes
          o    International Airfares.
          o    International departure tax
          o    Visas and visa arrangement
          o    Personal travel insurance
          o    Personal expenses such as Drinks, Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
          o    Tips and gratuities
          o Other things not mentioned




OFFICE: 05 Ly Nam De Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam * Tel: 84.4.39264363 * Email: sales@fareastour.com.vn

				
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