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18DAYS – EXPLORE VIETNAM

18DAYS – EXPLORE VIETNAM
Tour code:
Destination: North – Central - South
Duration: 18 days 17 nights
Departure: Hanoi
Departure date: Contact
Vehicles: Bus – Plane
Price: 1.368 USD


18DAYS – EXPLORE VIETNAM

Category: Vietnam Special Tour 

Duration: 18 days

Itinerary: Ha Noi – Ha Long – Hoa Lu – Tam Coke – Dien Bien – lai Chau – Sapa – Da Nang – Hue – Hoi An – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Can Tho

DAY 01: ARRIVAL HANOI (D)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meet and pick up by our tour guide. Dinner and overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 02: HANOI– HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

After breakfast, Proceed to Ha Long.Halong Bay was awarded by UNESCO as a world natural heritage in 1994 and now become one of new 7 Nature Wonders of the World. Take four hour drive will show you the diversity of the North Vietnam villages and rice fields along the journey.  Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.Cruising to Titovisland. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board

DAY 03: HA LONG BAY - HANOI (B/L)

Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.Disembark V’Spirit Classic.Transfer back to Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 04: HANOI CITY TOUR  (B/L/D)

After breakfast, take a half-day Hanoi city tour covering Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Residence, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon shopping in Old Quarter. Visit a complex of the HoanKiem Lake, Ha Noi Old Quarter. Enjoy the special Vietnam traditional Water puppet show. Dinner & overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 05: HA NOI – HOA LU – TAM COKE & BICH DONG – HA NOI (B/L)

AM: 8:00 - 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quater, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.

PM: After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Ha Noi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00PM.Overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 06: HA NOI – TRADITIONAL VILLAGE AND PAGODA (B/L)

After breakfast, Our driver & tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, then travel west of Hanoi to visit Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys; visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet - the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Have some talks with the locals in their ancient houses by visiting the ancient houses of Mr Lam, Mr Ha and Mr Huyen. Enjoy your special lunch with Vietnamese foods in an ancient house. After resting, we continue driving to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), is built in 15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Then visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Driving back Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 07: HANOI – DIEN BIEN (B/L/D)

After breakfast, take a short time free & easy in the morning. Have lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Noi Bai International Airport, take flight to Dien Bien. In the afternoon, travel via Muong Phang, enjoy a short trek through dense forest (1km) to visit General Giap’s legendary tunnels. Thai villages surrounded by paddy fields are worth visiting en route. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

DAY 08: DIEN BIEN – LAI CHAU (B/L/D)

Dien Bien Phu, a famous valley at an elevation of 550m by the Vietnam ‘ Laos border. In the morning, explore Dien Bien Market and former battle field: Dien Bien Phu museum, Eliance Hill (A1 Hill), Nam Rom River and De Castries’ bunker. Transfer to Lai Chau (105km), a small town along Nam Lay Stream, encounter Red H’mong village en route. Overnight in Lai Chau.

DAY 09: LAI CHAU – SA PA (B/L)

Admire the beautiful Lai Ha Suspension Bridge and Hang Tom Suspension Bridge near Lai Chau Town. Leave for Sapa (180km) via a picturesque road along the Nam Na River and across Hoang Lien Son, the highest pass in Vietnam (2,047 metres). The rest of the day is free time to wander around Sapa Town, home to different hill-tribes. The evening entertainment is a tribal folk show at a bar. Overnight in Sapa.

DAY 10: SA PA – HA NOI (B/L/D)

Take a morning trek (6km) to visit hill-tribe villages of Lao Chai & Ta Van along picturesque Muong Hoa valley. A trekking trail is over magnificent rice terraced fields, green valley, river and white roof-dotted houses by mountain sides. Get to know more about the daily life of local people (Black H’mong and Day), their ways of living and simple working tools. In the afternoon, transfer to Ta Phin village, see Red Yao at work in their distinctive colourful dress. Transfer to Lao Cai Station, take the train from Lao Cai to Ha Noi.

DAY 11: HA NOI - DA NANG (FLIGHT) - HUE (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Noi Bai International Airport, take flight to Da Nang.Arrival Da Nang International airport, meet and greet by our local tour guide. Transfer to Hue by scenic drive via pass of Ocean Clouds and the scenic fishing village of Lang Co. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and panoramic views of the clouds, sea and mountain on the way. Have lunch at Lang Co. On arrival in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, have a visit to KhaiDinh Royal Tomb, Dong Ba market.  Check in hotel, dinner then enjoy the Hue folk show on a barge on the Perfume River in the evening. Overnight in Hue.

DAY 12: HUE – DA NANG (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy full day tour with the boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda then proceed to visit Royal Citadel, built on 1804. The tour of imperial City features Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dymastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purble city. Have lunch at local restaurant then transfer to Da Nang. Overnight in Da Nang.

DAY 13: DA NANG – HOI AN – MARBLE MOUNTIAN – DA NANG (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Hoi An and stroll around the Japanese Bridge, PhucKien communal house, Tan Ky traditional house, museum, handicraftsman at work. Free time for shopping at Hoi An. Lunch at local restaurant then drive back Da Nang. Continue to visit Marble Mountain, Non Nuoc stone village, Cham museum. Overnight in Da Nang

DAY 14: DA NANG – DA LAT (FLIGHT) (B/L/D)

Take a early flight from Da Nang to Da Lat, have breakfast at local restaurant. Visit Dalanta waterfall. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you visit the Domain de Marie Church, sightseeing Bao Dai Palace, Flower Garden. At night, you walk around Da Lat night, enjoy the delicious dishes at the infernal night market, taste the coffee shop in Mountain City and gracefully, scenic Xuan Huong Lake and overnight in Dalat.

DAY 15: DA LAT – HO CHI MINH (FLIGHT) (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Lien Khuong Airport, take flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrival Tan Son Nhat international airport, meet and greet by our local tour guide. Transfer to the city center for lunch. Afternoon drive to visit Cu Chi Underground Tunnel - where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops.Back to Sai Gon.Dinner and overnight in Saigon.

DAY 16: HO CHI MINH – MY THO – CAN THO  (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive to My Tho. Upon arrival, take the boat trip along Mekong River with islet stop at Thoi Son to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Then, visit the authentic life of the local and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty. Tranfer to Can Tho.Dinner and overnight in Can Tho.

DAY 17: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH (B/L)

After breakfast, visit Cai Rang Floating market, a typical Market in the Mekong Dellta, orchard garden and return Sai Gon. On the way visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda.overnight in Saigon.

DAY 18: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure with sweet memories.

PACKAGE PRICE IN USD PER PERSON AT: All are private tour

Tour Fare

2 – 4paxs

5 – 9pax

10 – 14pax

15paxs up + 1FOC

SGL SUP

3star

1,888

1,468

1,368

1,360

345

4star

2,188

1800

1,700

1,688

580

PACKAGE PRICE IN USD PER PERSON AT: All are private tour

Tour Fare

2 – 4paxs

5 – 9pax

10 – 14pax

15paxs up + 1FOC

SGL SUP

3star

1,888

1,468

1,368

1,360

345

4star

2,188

1800

1,700

1,688

580

Hotel List Used:

HANOI

: 3 Star

~ Flower hotel or similar

: 4 Star

~ Thang long Opera hotel or similar

 

 

HALONG

: 3 Star

~ V’sprit Cruise or Lavender

: 4 Star

~ Grayline Cruiseor similar

 

 

DIEN BIEN

: 3 Star

~ Muong Thanh Dien hotel or similar

: 4Star

 

 

 

LAICHAU

 

 

: 4Star

~ Muong Thanh Lai Chau hotel or similar

 

 

SAPA

: 3 Star

~ Holiday View Hotel or similar

: 4Star

~ Sapa Legend hotel or similar

 

 

HUE

: 3 Star

~ Thanh Lịch1 Hotel or similar

: 4Star

~ Milde Town hotel or similar

 

 

DANANG

: 3 Star

~ Nhật Minh Hotel or similar

: 4Star

~ Diamond Sea hotel or similar

 

 

Dalat

: 3 Star

~ The River Prince Hotel or similar

: 4.5Star

~ Saigon Dalat hotel or similar

 

 

HCM city

: 3 Star

~ Saigon Pink 2 hotel or similar

: 4 Star

~ Aristoa Saigon hotel or similar

 

 

CAN THO

: 3 Star

~ Ninh Kieu 1 hotel or similar

: 4 Star

~ Ninh Kieu 2 hotel or similar

 

 

Prices include:

  • Accommodation  based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Full board with meals as stated in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner)
    Air-conditioned Car/Van for all land transportations
  • Train ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi (A/C wagon for tourist/4pax/cabin)
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the program above.
  • Entrance fees
  • Water puppet show
  • Drinking water on tour (2bottles per day per pax)
  • Domestic air-fares and airport tax as indicated in the program: Hanoi – Dien Bien, Hanoi – Danang  – Dalat – HCM city

Prices exclude:

  • Visa stamp & fees (We can arrange both visa approval letter and visa on arrival upon request)
  • International air tickets and airport tax not mentioned in the program
  • Meals not mentioned in the program (between 10USD/meal/person)
  • Drinks, tips, phone and all personal expenses not clearly indicated in the 

 For more information on this tour, please contact us at: 
 - Head Office: Suite 706, No.142 Le Duan Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
 - Email: contact@welcomevietnamtours.com 
 - Cell phone: (+84).98.62.62.566
 - Phone: (+84) .4. 22 42 13 52 - (+84) 4.62 53 60 22
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