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Explore Vietnam North-Centre-South 15 days

Explore Vietnam North-Centre-South 15 days
Tour code: TG-EN-15A
Destination: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Danang - Hue - Hoi An - Saigon - Mekong delta
Duration: 15 days 14 nights
Departure: Hanoi
Departure date: Contact
Vehicles: Bus
Price: 795 USD


Explore Vietnam North-Centre-South 15 days

Category: Joined Group Tours (SIC tour)

Code tour: TG-EN-15A

Duration: 15 days 14 nights

Arrival : Hanoi / Noi Bai airport

Depart: Saigon/ Tan Son Nhat airport

 

Price in USD dollars per person (joined group tour)

Hotel

Price per person

2 star

$795

3 star

$845


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,  the beauty of the karst formations Tam Coc in Ninh Binh, 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 town. 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 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 – Halong Bay  (overnight on cruise)

Day 5:  Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Flight Da Nang @flight Hanoi-Danang

Day 7: Da Nang – Marble mountains– Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An free

Day 9: Hoi An – Hue

Day 10 : Hue  – flight to Saigon @flight Hue - Saigon

Day 11 : Saigon city tour

Day 12:  Cu Chi tunnel – Cao Dai Temple

Day 13: Saigon - Mekong delta – Can Tho

Day 14: Can Tho - Saigon

Day 15: Saigon – flight depart

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL

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

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

DAY 2 : HANOI CITY TOUR (Breakfast/Lunch)

- 8:00-8:30:  Meet your tour guide and 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.

- 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 at hotel. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

Cycle bike:  surcharge $5/person

DAY 3 : HANOI – HOA LU – TAM COC (Breakfast/Lunch)

-7:30-8:00: Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs).

-10h30: Arrive in 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 and get on the bus back to Hanoi.

-18h00: Arrive to Hanoi. Drop off at hotel. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 4 : HANOI – HALONG BAY (Breakfast/Lunch/Diner)

-Breakfast at hotel. Our bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and 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 (cabine double or twin).

DAY 5: HALONG BAY – HANOI (Breakfast/Lunch)

-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 and take shuttle bus back to Hanoi

-16h30: Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 6 : HANOI  – FLIGHT DANANG (Breakfast)

Free time until transfer to the Noi Bai Airport for flight Hanoi – Danang (@flight Hanoi – Da Nang).  Overnight in hotel Danang.

DAY 7 : DANANG – MARBLE MOUNTAINS – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN   (Breakfast/Diner)

-15:30 : Pick-up the guests at hotel. On the way to Hoi An, we will visit Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Marble Mountain is a complex consisting of Kim (Iron Mountain), Mộc (Wood Mountain), Thủy (Water Mountain), Hỏa (Fire Mountain), Thổ (Earth Mountain) symbolizing for 5 main elements of nature in Asia Culture. You will discover the mysterious beauty of caves combining the sacred atmosphere of Buddhism. Visiting Tam Thai Pagoda, Linh Ung Pagoda. You will get to see masterpieces of exquisite stone sculptures created by the skilful hands of artisans in Non Nuoc village at the foot of the mountain.

-17:00 : Depart to Hoi An Ancient Town.  Have dinner at local restaurant with local foods. Visit Hoi An Ancient town with: Phung Hung Ancient House: It is a typical commercial house of Vietnam's urban areas in the  19th century.; Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Hall: This is a structure considered the root of Japan Remains; Japanese Bridge: This beautiful little bridge is emblematic of Hoi An. Taking a walk on the street along the Hoai River, enjoy the night life of Hoi An Town. Colorful lanterns are hung on in front of the houses, across the streets and paths all around the town. This beauty is going to make you feel peaceful, serene and want to last this walk for ever.

Overnight in hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 8 : HOI AN– Free (Breakfast)

Free for exploring Hoi An ancient town or relaxing in beach Cua Dai in Hoi An.

Overnight in hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 9 : HOI AN - HUE CITY TOUR  (Breakfast/Lunch)

-7:30-8:00: After breakfast, driver and guilde pick you up at meeting position, depart to Hue, cross Hai Van Tunnel.

- 9:30-10:00: Arrive in Hue, you will visit Hue Citadel: which was recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage in 1993; learn about the 13 Nguyen dynasty kings ruled for over 140 years. Experienced many vicissitudes of history, Hue Citadel is still long-lasting and remain the cherished values.

-Have lunch, take a break in restaurant. After that, we will continue to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's oldest and most beautiful pagoda, thought to be the symbol of religion and spirit of the Hue people; Khai Dinh Tomb – the most beautiful royal tombs of Nguyen Dynasty Kings.

Overnight in hotel in Hue.

DAY 10: HUE – FLIGHT SAI GON (Breakfast)

Free at leisure until take you to Phu Bai airport to take the flight to Saigon (@flight Hue-Saigon). On arrival, pick up and drive you back to hotel. Overnight in hotel in Saigon.

DAY 11 : SAIGON CITY TOUR  (Breakfast/Lunch)

- 8:00 Start the trip for exploring the great atmosphere around of lively China town. Get into the rythm of this busiest and colourful scenes of Binh Tay market and Thien Hau Temple in the morning. We then visit the War Remnants Museum.

- Have lunch at restaurant..

- 13:30: Start the trip at travel office for visiting Reunification palace which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975. Continue seeing some impressive French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. After visiting the City Hall, take a break-time at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales.

-16:30: Drop off at hotel.  Overnight in hotel in Saigon.

DAY 12: CAO DAI TEMPLE - CU CHI TUNNEL (Breakfast/Lunch)

-Morning: Visit Cao Dai temple. The Great holy See temple, built in 1926, is considered o­ne of the most striking structures in all of Asia. It is the headquarter of Caodaism, a religion with colorful mix of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism. Visitors will attend the noon prayer session to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers, which is a great experience. After lunch, visitors will go to the Cu chi tunnels.

-Afternoon: Visit Cu Chi tunnel: Located 60km from Hochimnh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.  The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was " A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there.

Overnight in hotel in Saigon.

DAY 13 : SAIGON  - MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO (Breakfast/Lunch/Diner)

-8:00: Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. 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. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. 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. 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.  Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in hotel in Can Tho.

DAY 14: CAN THOCAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – SAIGON (Breakfast/Lunch)

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market, which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only o­ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to HCM city. Overnight in hotel in Saigon.

DAY 15: SAIGON – FLIGHT DEPART (Breakfast)

Transfer by private car to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight international back to home.

Meal: Breakfast

***End of service***

Price in USD dollars per person (joined group tour)

Hotel

Price per person

2 star

$795

3 star

$845


Inclusion:

  • A/C Transportation & Pick up/Drop off service from/to station or airport
  • Joined group tour (SIC tour)
  • Accommodation 3* standard (twin or double room with breakfast)
  • 1 night on boat in Halong Bay (cabine double or twin)
  • Domestic flights (Hanoi – Danang & Hue - Saigon)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All entrace fees & sight seeing tickets
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Mineral water on bus

Exclusion:

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

Child policy

  • Infant under 2 years old free of charge
  • Child under 10 years old sharing room with adult without bed charge 50% of adult fee
  • Child under 10 years old sharing room with adult with bed charge 90% of adult fee

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) .24. 22 42 13 52 - (+84) 24.62 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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