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 South China Sea . 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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