Highlights of Vietnam Traditional Villages for 10 day trip
Tour code: VTV 033
Duration: 10 days/ 9 nights
Destination: Hanoi - Halong Bay – Bacninh - Hue – Danang - Hoian - Hochiminh City
Accommodation: Hotels and Cruises
Transportation: Car, Airplane, Cruise
Finish: Hochiminh City
Price: from 889 USD/ pax only
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam, on arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, our tour guide will greet you and transfer
by private car through the city to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a trip to Van Phuc Silk village in Ha Dong
town. Tonight, your tour guide hosts welcome celebration dinner at local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese
cuisines. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy morning tour to Vietnam National Museum of Ethnology, the attractive
collection of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam then continue to visit Yen Phu Incense village. Enjoy lunch at Cha Ca
La Vong Restaurant which is listed in the travel book 1000 places to see before you die. After having lunch, make
your way to Bat Trang Ceramic Village and in the evening, it will be free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay ( B, L, D )
Today, after your breakfast, leaving Hanoi by road for Halong Bay, the world natural heritage site, 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 while flying kites. After 3 hours driving,
check in Vietnamese wooden junk. Journey along the spectacular limestone islands through floating villages while
having sea food lunch, then disembark to visit 'Sung Sot' or Surprising Cave, one of the most beautiful grottoes of
the Bay. Next stop is Titop Island where you could swim 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. Overnight on board in Ha Long Bay.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Bac Ninh - Hanoi (B, L)
A breakfast will be served in the restaurant with the combination of western style and local one. Experience the Bay
up close and personal with a leisure sampan tour to Hang Luon or Lagoon Cave allows you to see flora and fauna
system of Catba National Park, and then continue to Halong City. Enjoy the last seafood lunch meal and disembark.
In the afternoon, go back to Hanoi. On the way back, stop to visit Dong Ho Painting Village in Bac Ninh province.
The prints in Dong Ho are made with local wood and paper. The paint is also made from local organic materials and
is applied to wood and pressed on paper. The process is repeated with different colors. The evening will be free for
discovering Hanoi at night. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Transfer to airport for short flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport, welcome and transfer to your hotel. The
afternoon tour in Hue City includes Thanh Tien Paper-Flower making village and Tay Ho Conical hat-making
village where you can learn the whole process to make Hue hat ("non Hue"), symbolized the beauty of Hue’s
women. In the evening, Hue may be more interesting from your own discovery. Overnight in Hue
Day 6: Hue - Danang- Hoian (B)
After your breakfast, leave Hue to Hoian. On the way, take panoramic photo stop at top of the Hai Van Pass or ' the
Pass of Ocean and Clouds' then visit the Cham Museum and Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village. In the afternoon,
enjoy a walking tour to Japanese Covered - Bridge, Phung Hung Ancient House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and
Chua Ong Pagoda. The afternoon peaceful boat ride along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Ceramic village allows
you to take the deeper look to ceramic techniques and process between the north and the center of Vietnam. The
balance of the day is at leisure on Cua Dai Beach. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 7: Hoian (B)
Today, a guides walking tour in Hoian shows you Hoian Lantern making village, Kim Bong Carpenter Village
which has long been famous with its arts of wood carving and sculpture. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day tour to
Tra Que vegetable Village where tourists are not only guided to make soil, fertile, grow vegetable but also learn how
to make the cuisine from vegetables in this place like the native people and then Phuoc Kieu Bronze Casting Village
in which people make bells, gongs, gong-like music instruments, incense burners, lamp holders, ancient vases, and
other bronze musical instruments which are normally used in festivals, ceremonies and daily life. You will be free
for night walk in the street of thousands lanterns reflecting on the water of the Hoai River. Overnight in Hoian
Day 8: Hoian - Hochiminh City (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Danang Airport for short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, check in the
hotel. Enjoy the orientation afternoon tour to The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Colonial Post
Office, War Remnant Museum. In the evening, enjoy free time in city center to join local for traditional activities.
Overnight in Hochiminh.
Day 9: Hochiminh City Tour (B, D)
Morning tour will lead you to Giac Vien Pagoda, and Binh Tay market where you can buy various things for gifts
for your parents and relatives. In the afternoon, discover China Town in district 5 which offers everything you can
think of, from fresh produce to Vietnamese goods and especially items with a Chinese flavor. Let’s experience true
southern hospitality this evening with a candle light dinner at local restaurant with southern taste. Overnight in
Day 10: Hochiminh City Departure (B)
You enjoy the free time until transfer to airport for your departure flight.
The Price Includes
* 02 Domestic air tickets (Hanoi – Hue, Danang - Hochiminh city)
* 9 nights in hotels with twin or double room and daily breakfast.
* 01 night on Vietnamese Junk
* Private boat trip in Hoian.
* Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L, D)
* Private A/C transportation and sightseeing tickets as indicated in the itinerary
* Professional English speaking tour guide.
The price excludes
* International Air-Ticket
* Visa fee
* International Departure Tax
* Personal Travel insurance
* Personal expenses
* Tip and gratuities
Provided by Vietnam Heritage Travel
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