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Discovering Vietnam 15 days

Discovering Vietnam 15 days
Tour code:Group Tours
Destination: North – Central - South
Duration: 15 days – 14 nights
Departure: Hanoi
Departure date: Contact
Vehicles: Bus – Train – Boat - Plane
Price: 829 USD


Discovering Vietnam 15 days

Category: Group Tours

Duration: 15 days 14 nights

Depart from: Hanoi 

Group: up to 2 pax

Overview

This tour offers you the opportunity to discover Vietnam in all facets : beautiful landscapes, open and friendly man , culture and authentic tradition. This trip takes you to a whole journey throughout Vietnam : the northern region to the Centre and the South and finally the Mekong Delta . In the North, you will be enamored of the charm of the Old Quarter of Hanoi , authentic cultural richness of the northern mountain tribes , the all natural beauty of Halong Bay . By joining the Centre , you will make a discovery of the softness of the former imperial city of Hue, the nonchalance of Hoi An ancient neighborhood . To the south , you will change the experience by animating Ho Chi Minh city and the charm of the Mekong delta with its lush tropical orchards or floating markets and its rivers and system of canals.

Program in brief

Day 1 : Hanoi arrival

Day 2 : Hanoi city tour

Day 3 : Hanoi – Ninh Binh

Day 4 : Hanoi – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Day 5 : Hanoi – Giang Ta Chai – Supan – Ban Ho

Day 6 : Sapa – Cat Cat village – Hanoi

Day 7 : Hanoi – Halong (overnight on cruise)

Day 8 : Halong – Hanoi (night train to Hue)

Day 9 : Hue – free day

Day 10 : Hue city tour

Day 11 : Hue – Da Nang – free day

Day 12 : Da Nang – My Son – Hoi An

Day 13 : Da Nang – flight to Saigon

Day 14 : Saigon city tour – Cu Chi tunnel

Day 15 : Saigon - Mekong delta. Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL

Upon arrival in Noi Bai international airport, warmly welcomed by local driver then take you back to hotel for check in. overnight in Hanoi.

Suggestion: Explore night life in Hanoi Old Quarter to feel the peachful atmosphere.

DAY 2 : HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)

8h00:  Meet your tour guide at your suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.            

- Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; his house-on-stilt and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.

- Visit Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 dedicating to Confucius, sages and scholars. It was also the first university of Viet Nam once.

12:00 Relax and have lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Arrive legendary Hoan Kiem lake. Visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao - General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.

-  Freely explore the hidden beauty of city

15:30 Drop you off. Tour ends.

Cycle bike:  surcharge 5 USD/person

DAY 3 : HANOI – HOA LU – TAM COC (B/L)

08h00: 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).

10h30: Arrive Hoa lu, 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

12h30: Have Buffet Lunch at Tam Coc Restaurant.

13h30:  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).

16h30: Back to Tam Coc Port get on the Bus Back to Hanoi.

18h00: Arrive to Hanoi. Drop off at hotel.

DAY 4 : HANOI – SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI (B/L/D)

06:30  Tour guide pick you up at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai city, using the new highway running from Noi Bai - Lao Cai (245Km) in  5 hours.

12:30 Arrival Sa Pa town , Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then proceed to visit.

13:30 Bus take you to the gate of Lao chai village start trekking to Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai village, exploring the local ethnic minorities life, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields.

17:00 check in hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Sapa

DAY 5 : GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – BAN HO VILLAGE (B/L/D)

7:30 After breakfast, tour guide and  you continue visiting Ban Ho village, inhabited by ethnic Tay people. On the way visit Ban Ho, you have more opportunities to see ethnic Black Hmong and Red Dao people living here in the Su Pan village. Have lunch, then return Giang Ta Chai around 16:00pm and get back to Sa Pa Town by bus.

19:00 Enjoy dinner Overnight in Sa Pa.

DAY 6 : CAT CAT VILLAGE – HANOI (B/L)

7:30 Have breakfast

9:00 You start the trip on foot to explore the Cat Cat – Sin Chai village of ethnic Hmong - discovered and learn about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, forged agricultural tools, to drag his wife...

12:00  Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then you have 2 hours free to visit Sa pa town for shopping and sightseeing.

16:00 The driver take you back to Hanoi. End of tour.

DAY 7 : HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. Our bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or our office depart to Ha long Bay, spend 3,5 hours . On the haft way stop for short break in Hai Duong Province 25 minutes.

12h30: Arrive Tuan Chau port, enjoy welcome drink, crew briefing before checking in cabin. Start cruising and enjoy a special lunch with Vietnamese Traditional Dishes while the boat slowly slides on romantic waves of the sea to the legendary fishing village.

14h30: Visiting Sung Sot Cave (surprising cave)

15h30: Spend one hour Kayaking on emerald water of the world heritage.

16h30: Our cruise will take you to the Titov Island,  It is noted for having a viewpoint at its peak which affords splendid views all around Halong Bay. Or you can enjoy your swimming on romance Sandy beach.

17h30: Return to the Boat Welcome sunset Party and Relaxing on Sun deck, boat anchors at Sung Sot area - the safest place for overnight.

19h30: A welcome drink wine serves, enjoy dinner  with Vietnamese cuisine.

21h00: Intermingle with activities on board such as Squid fish fishing, Singing Karaoke, socializing with others. Our bartender serves you the best drink at bar. Overnight on boat.

DAY 8: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)

06h00: Wake up take sunrise photos.

07h30: Have sunrise breakfast in the absolutely quiet bay.

08h00: The boat cruising to Pearl farm. The pearls in Halong are the most renowned in Vietnam. The process of farming and retrieving pearls takes years.

09h15: Return to the room, check out and settle the bill, take time to relax while the Boat is cruising back to Bai Chay Port, leave your words in the Memory Book

11h00: Have lunch in Restaurant and take shuttle bus back to Hanoi

16h30: Arrive in Hanoi. Short break for dinner until transfer to Hanoi Station to catch the night train to Hue city. Overnight on train.

DAY 9 : HUE CITY – FREE DAY

9h00 : Arrival at Hue Station. Pick up and drive you to hotel for early check-in. You will have free day to relax and explore the city

Suggestion : Take a cycle bike tour around the city. Enjoy a folk music show on boat at night.

DAY 10 : HUE CITY TOUR (B/L)

After breakfast, guide will pick up at your hotel around 7:30am by car. Start to visit Minh Mang tomb, Khai Dinh tomb, tradditional Martial Art Van An, Tu Duc tomb.

Noon: Buffet lunch (50 traditional foods, Asia & Western foods).

Afternoon: Continue with visit The Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then get on the boat for a sight -seeing along the Perfume River to see fishing village and sampan on the way back. Do not miss the Sunset on the Perfume River! 

Back to hotel at 4:30 pm. Overnight in Hue.

DAY 11 : HUE – DA NANG CITY (B)

10h00 : Pick up at hotel. Drive you to Da Nang city by a private car.

Drop off at hotel. Free day to relax and explore the city.

DAY 12 : DA NANG – HOI AN – MY SON HOLLY LAND (B/L)

07:30 Break fast at hotel. Pick you up  at your Hotel in Da Nang , transfer to Hoi An.

08:00 Join group and depart to My Son Holy Land

09:30 Visit My Son Holly land , spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the ChamPa Kingdom with our tour guide

12:00 Leave My Son on 2 options:

                   Option 1: Leave My son by bus , back to Hoi An at 1:00 PM. Have lunch at restaurant then transfer back to Da Nang. Tour ends.

                  Option 2: Laeve My Son and transfer to boat - station , get on boat cruise along Thu Bon river to the traditional craft villages:Thanh Ha pottery village and Kim Bong carpentry village . Lunch will be served on boat. Arrive Hoi An river dock at 3PM . Transfer to Da Nang.

16:00 Arrival in Da Nang city. Drop off at hotel.

DAY 13 : DA NANG – SAI GON (B)

Free at leisure until take you to Da Nang international airport to take the flight to Saigon.

On arrival, pick up and drive you back to hotel. Overnight in Saigon.

Suggestion : Enjoy a boat cruise among Saigon River. Dinner on cruise would be amazing.

DAY 14 : SAIGON CITY TOUR – CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L)

8h00 : Start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.

12h00 : Have lunch at restaurant, transfer to Cu Chi tunnels, located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War.

14h00: Visit the tunnal. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".

Before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Then enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war).

18h00 : Back to Saigon. Drop off at hotel. Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 15 : SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA TOUR (B/L)

8h00 : Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields.

10h00 : On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank.

12h00 : Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden.

13h00 : Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals.

15h00 : Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy& observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. 

16h00 : Get on bus to back Saingon. Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight back.

PRICE : 829 USD/ PAX

( Applied for group up to 2 pax)

 

Inclusion:

  •   A/C Transportation & Pick up/Drop off service from/to Sation or Airport
  •   Accommodation at 3* standard (Twin or Double room with ABF)
  •   Domestic flight (DAD- SGN)
  •   Train ticket to Hue ( A/C soft sleeping bed – 4pax/cabin)
  •   English speaking tour guide
  •   Boat fee in Tam Coc
  •   Boat fee in Hue
  •   Boat fee in My Son - Hoi An
  •   Boat fee in Mekong delta
  •   Cruise in Halong bay
  •   All entrace fees & sight seeing tickets
  •   Meals as mentioned
  •   Mineral water on bus

Exclusion:

  •   Personal costs (telephone, laundry,VISA, single supplement…)
  •   International flight tickets
  •   Drinks
  •   Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Tips for driver or tour guide

Notes on the itinerary:

  •   The program can be changed due to local weather conditions or other unexpected reason
  •   Prices may be changed in case of change of the program.
  •   Museums in Vietnam are closed on Mondays .
  •   The programs may not include early check-in or late check-out for hotels. In Vietnam , the rooms are normally made available from 14.00 and must be vacated at 12:00 . For an update available early or late release, they will then make the request with additional cost.

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
 We are always at your disposal and will contact you by phone or email within 24-48 hours

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