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					           Vietnam unveiled with spectacular beaches

Vietnam state area has an unusual shape. It’s formed as a very thin land,
adjoining to the South China Sea from its east side, which is great for both
local fishermen and tourists who can refresh at nice beaches. One of the most
famous places to visit is Halong Bay. More than 3000 small limestone
islands are rising out of the sea. Very spectacular. Another popular
destination is capital Hanoi with pleasant historical center, full of shops and
small markets
(Duration : 16 days 15 nights)
This tour includes:
Discover Hanoi charming ancient capital
Enjoy most beautiful world natural Heritage - Halong bay with a maze of
islets amidst dramatic natural scenery to explore stalactite caves
Savor the 3 heritage sites as Hue ancient citadel – Hoi an ancient town – My
Son Sanctuary in the center of Vietnam
Wallow in the most spectacular tropical beaches – escape from bustle cities
as My Khe, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang…
Cruising on Mekong delta - visit a coconut candy workshop, taste candy –
traditional villages
Track log: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Quy Nhon
– Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta.

Day 1: Hanoi arrival
The charm from the French era still emerges of the capital of Vietnam . City
of broad boulevards lined with tamarind trees and numerous lakes, HANOI
combines harmoniously the liveness of the Old Quarters with remarkable
colonial                                                           architecture.
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, you will be met and driven to your hotel. You will
have time to relax after your journey. Your overnight stay will be in Hanoi.

Transfer: airport to hotel
Meals : not applicable
Accommodation : Superior hotel Maison D'Hanoi. Deluxe hotel
Moevenpick.

Day 2: Hanoi orientation (B, L)
You will spend the whole day to discover Hanoi charming ancient capital.
Your guide will take you to the Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature , the
first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century, and a popular
attraction, as is Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, his simple stilt house where he
lived and worked and the museum dedicated to his memory, One pillar
pagoda. After lunch, you will moved to Museum of Ethnology . Back to Hoan
Kiem lake for experiencing sitting on a cyclo, the popular mean of transport
in Hanoi , enjoying views of what is happening on the streets of the Old
Quarter and then you will have tickets for a performance of traditional Water
Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam , and an interesting, light-
hearted introduction to its rural culture). Your overnight will be in Hanoi .
Meals : Breakfast and lunch
Activities : Cyclo tour and water puppet.
Guide : all day
Accommodation : Superior hotel: Maison D'Hanoi; Deluxe hotel:
Moevenpick

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong bay – Halong Phoenix Cruiser.
(B,L,D)

We will pick you up at your hotel, On the way to Halong city enjoy the
journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of
rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in
Halong board Halong Phoenix Cruiser . Lunch is served with a welcome
drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone
seascape. After visiting Amazing cave we stop at a floating house and go
kayaking to Luon cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. Fresh fruit
platter will be served followed by a dinner between 6h30 and 7h00 pm.
Overnight on board.

Visit: Amazing Cave
Kayaking : 1,5hrs
Meals : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Double or twin sharing cabin.

Day 4: Halong Phoenix Cruiser – Full day kayaking (B, L,D)

Sunrise breakfast is ready to serve at around 7h30 am. Soaking your body for
our kayaking. The guide will show you the most beautiful parts of the bay
through a maze of islets amidst dramatic natural scenery to explore stalactite
caves such as Drum cave, Man's head islet, Turtle islet and Fairman's
cave before heading to Van Gia fishing village for BBQ lunch and
relaxation. You will have a chance to understand more about fishermen's
daily life in the bay. Afterwards we continue kayaking to the other side of the
bay to visit a pearl farm. We return to the junk at around 4h00 pm for the
second night.
Visit: Van Gia fishing village and many caves
Meals: Breakfast, BBQ Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Double or twin sharing cabin
Day 5: Halong phoenix Cruiser – Halong Bay – Hanoi
- Hue (B,L).
Sunrise breakfast, morning cruise back to Le Tonkin, lazy on the top deck.
Let spend time enjoying the beauty of creator. Having lunch on board with
variety of local foods before back to Halong dock. Have a short break of 15
minutes and then en route to Hanoi . Trip ends around 4h30 pm. Dinner is
for your choice before heading to train station for overnight train to Lao Cai.

Meals : Breakfast and lunch
Transfer to train station
Accommodation : Soft sleeper A/C cabin
Day 6: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa
(B,L,D)
We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa . The ride give
you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon
arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast in local restaurant. The rest of
morning walk around Sapa town, discover colorful ethnic market. After
having lunch prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of
Muong Hoa . We will walk on small paths and trails to reach Lao Chai and
Tavan Village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the
bottom of the Sapa valley. After that our car will wait and transfer back to
Sapa for overnight

Trekking : on dirt paths downhill – Moderate grade.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Accommodation: Chau Long hotel (deluxe new wing twin/double room).

Day 7: Ta Van – Sapa – Silver waterfall – Heaven gate -
Overnight train back to Hanoi (B, L)
Sunrise breakfast, your car will take you to Silver waterfall and Heaven gate .
You have time to enjoy the beautiful landscape, and the fantastic view from
Heavens gate. From there you can see the stunning views of the surrounding
mountains and the lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park .
Here you will have a fantastic opportunity to view the magnificent scenery.
Back to Sapa town for lunch then the time for you to be relax and discover
Sapa town by yourself. Dinner is your choice and then bus will pick you to
train station for overnight train back to Hanoi .

Transportation: 2-hrs car for visiting Silver waterfall.
Visit: Silver waterfall, Heaven gate.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch.
Accommodation: Soft sleeper in AC cabin.

Day 8: Arrive back to Hanoi – Cooking class
You will arrive in Hanoi Station at around 5h30.

In the morning: Back to your Hotel then the time for you to be relax and
discover Hanoi and around by yourself. Lunch is your choice.
In the afternoon:
you will be picked up from your hotel to the restaurant where you will learn
to cook some typical Vietnamese dishes which represent the North of
Vietnam. You will be driven to a market, accompanied by the Chief and have
a chance to buy or bargain as a local people at a local market. When you
come back the restaurant, Vietnamese teacher will prepare and help you to
cook your lunch.
Cooking class ends around 4h30 pm. Dinner is for your choice before
heading to train station for overnight train to Hue.

Transfer : Private A/C car
Meal : Breakfast, lunch
Guide : English speaking – half day
Activity : Cooking class

Day 9: Hue orientation (B)
Arrive in Hue station you will find our driver to pick up and transfer to hotel.
The rest of morning should be relax, enjoy charming ancient citadel. In the
afternoon our guide will come to show you half day city tour Hue with
imperial citadel and Dong Ba market. After dinner enjoy traditional music
performance on Perfume River . Your overnight will be in Hue
Meals : Breakfast
Transfer to hotel
Guide: on the way
Accommodation : Superior hotel Park View. Deluxe hotel Saigon Morin.

Day 10: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B,L)
Your morning will be taken up by a cruise along the Perfume River to the
Thien Mu Pagoda, and then by road to the Royal Tombs of Emperor Khai
Dinh and Imperial Citadel.Each Royal mausoleum reflects the personality of
the Emperor it commemorates. The most majestic is that of Emperor Minh
Mang, a staunch follower of Confucianism with many wives, concubines and
a small army of children. Planned by the Emperor and built shortly after his
death in formal Chinese style, it's opulent and exotic, and a good example of
classic Sino-Vietnamese architecture.
After lunch you will move to Hoi An via Danang. Enjoy China Beach and
Cham Museum before heading to Hoi An. Arrive in Hoi An ancient town
check in your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast and lunch
Guide : on the way
Accommodation : Superior hotel: Vinh Hung Resort. Deluxe hotel Palm
Garden Resort

Day 11: Hoi An – relaxing and shopping around (B)
We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary . It comprises many
Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two
mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the
Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national
heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes
of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this
nature in Vietnam . Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we
still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. Go back by car
about 30 km, we take a boat trip along the Thu Bon river. Have a lunch box ;
disembark sometimes to visit the handicraft pottery village located a long the
riverside. Boating on the river back to Hoian old town. Finish tour around 3-
4 pm at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast and lunch
Activity: Boat cruising
Guide : on the way
Accommodation : Superior hotel: Vinh Hung Resort. Deluxe hotel Palm
Garden Resort
Day 12: Hoi An relaxing (B)
The day will be free for strolling in the town, lazing on the beach, or whatever
takes your fancy. You will spend the night in Hoi An.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Superior hotel: Vinh Hung Resort. Deluxe hotel Palm
Garden Resort
Day 10: Hoi An – Danang – Quy Nhon (B)
You will be free in the morning until your driver arrives to take you to the
airport for your flight to Quy Nhon. When you arrive, a private car will be
waiting to take you to the Life Resort, located on a secluded beach.
Meals : Breakfast
Transfer from hotel to airport
Flight with Vietnam Airlines
Accommodation : Superior hotel Saigon Quy Nhon. Deluxe hotel Life
Wellness Resort

Day 13: Quy Nhon relaxing (B)
Your time will be your own

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Superior hotel Saigon Quy Nhon. Deluxe hotel Life
Wellness Resort.

Day 14: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang (B)
In the morning, you will be free until your car arrives to take you to Nha
Trang through some spectacular coastal scenery en route to Nha Trang. In
the country's premier beach resort, we embark on an island boat cruise – a
chance to relax, enjoy a seafood feast and perhaps swim or snorkel in the
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Meals : Breakfast
Activity: mud baths
Accommodation : Superior hotel Asia Paradise. Deluxe hotel Sunrise Nha
Trang.

Day 15: Nha Trang – Muth baths (B)
After breakfast, relax until you will be driven to the nearby Thap Ba hot
spring spa. After relaxing in the mud baths and mineral water pools, you will
be driven back to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast
Activity: mud baths
Accommodation : Superior hotel Asia Paradise. Deluxe hotel Sunrise Nha
Trang.

Day 16: Nha Trang – Saigon (B)
You will be free in the morning until your car and driver arrive to take you to
Cam Ranh Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City . When you arrive, a
private car will be waiting to take you to your hotel in the city centre. After
checking in, you will be free for a preliminary wander around District 1. Your
overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals : Breakfast
Transfer hotel to airport
Flight witn Vietnam Airlines
Accommodation : Superior hotel: Lavender Saigon. Deluxe hotel Grand.

Day 17: Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre - Saigon (B,L)
We start the tour early at 7h30 and go ahead to Tien Giang. On arrival t ake a
boat trip around four beautiful Islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix
on Tien River . Through Xep canel to visit Mekong traditional houses at Quoi
An village (make all from coconut tree). See coconut collection set and how
the locals make handicrafts from coconut trunk and shell. Enjoy seasonal
fruits and listening to traditional music. Take the horse-cart on village path
and stop at Ben Truc orchard, taste honey with tea or wine. See bees-
breeding in wooden boxes at local farms. Take rowing-boat on water palm
creek. Lunch on islets at the local house. Experience the friendliness and
hospitability of the host . Boat to visit a coconut candy workshop, taste candy
(Special products of Bentre province). Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City . End
of the tour at about 5:00 pm.


Transportation: A/C car from Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre - Saigon
Visit: Island in Ben Tre, fruit orchard, family industry workshops, horse cart
Meal: Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation : Superior hotel: Lavender Saigon. Deluxe hotel Grand

Day 18: Saigon Departure
After breakfast you will be relax until our car will come and pick you up to
the airport for your home bound flight
Meals : Breakfast
Transfer: hotel to airport
We will be pleased to create a fully tailor-made exotic vacation with dates
and itinerary customized to your personal preferences. We understand that
group come in all shapes and sizes. If you would like to travel with us but do
not fit these criteria please contact us.

				
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