Ho Chi Minh-Cu Chi-Mekong -Nha Trang-Hoi An-Hue-Hanoi-Sapa-Halong
Vietnam reveal offers for visitor to discovery diversify of Vietnam within two weeks. Visitor will firstly to discover the most dynamic city – Ho Chi Minh city, then learning history of American war times with visit of Cu Chi tunnel, crusing in one of biggest delta in south- Mekong delta, enjoying and relaxing in sandy beach in Nha Trang, soak up in atmosphere of ancient city of Hoi An and imperial captial Hue, admire elegant and charming of old Hanoi, discovering hill tribe in Sapa and natural beauty of Ha Long world heritage site at the end of the trip.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival
You are welcome by our guide at Tan Son Nhat international airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of Ho Chi Minh city, second biggest city in Vietnam. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Breakfast, then we leave around 08:00am for Cu Chi tunnels, the “Iron Triangle”, which was more than 250 KM long and three levels deep, were important for our Viet Cong basement in the American war. Back to Hochiminh city for a quick view of the busiest city of Vietnam by visiting the Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Post office, last stop at China Town.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)
In the morning, take 2 hour drive southwest of Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta which is known as the rice bowl of Vietnam. Upon arrival, take a boat cruise along islets and tropical orchards through the canal of Vam Xep to reach a small islet, followed by a relaxing walk along shady and palm fringed trails passing by local villages where you can see their peaceful daily life. Stop en route to sip special tea with honey and sample fruits with a local family and share their stories of life in the Mekong Delta. They will guide you on a walk through their orchard and explain how tropical fruits are grown. Then continue the journey with a paddled sampan through the narrow, tree-lined canals of Mekong River. Enjoy lunch at the islet then visit handicraft villages and a coconut candy factory before returning on shore for driving back to Ho Chi Minh City.
On the way back to Ho Chi Minh city we would like to suggest a stop to visit one of the followings (choose one place only)
+ Dong Tam snake farm – is a center for breeding snakes producing venom for exportation and an ecological zoo where different genes of rare & precious animals in the Southern area are conserved. There is a museum of almost all species of pythons and snakes in Vietnam. The farm has a collection of mutant turtles and fish on exhibit.
+ Vinh Trang Pagoda – an ancient southern architectural gem. Built in 1849, the structure is a harmonious mixture of Asian and European architecture including elements from the Renaissance period, Romanesque style, French decorative flowers and Japanese enameled tile. There are many specious statues made of wood, among which was a collection of 18 Bodhisattvas sculpted in 1907, representing the summit in sculpture in the Mekong River plains.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang (B)
After breakfast, take a short flight to Nha Trang, a city right on the beach. Check-in hotel and rush to beach for relaxation or swimming and many more activities. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang (B/L)
Start from your hotel to Cau Da Port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island will be the first place to visit, where many marine species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa Province create a small ocean world. Mun Island is the best for snorkeling where you can see plenty of living colorful coral and fish. Visit a fishing village and enjoy a fresh lunch on the island. On the way back you will be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nests.
In the afternoon take a half-day tour to visit the Cham Po Nagar Towers, and the Thap Ba Hot Spring center, where you will have fun with mud bathing and mineral springs swimming. Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 6: Nha Trang – Hoi An (B)
Leave Nha Trang on the morning flight to Danang (08:05-09:20). Upon arrival in Danang airport, pick up and transfer to Hoian city for visiting Hoi An ancient city. The visit includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century.
Free in the afternoon for shopping and beach relaxation.
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Hue (B)
In the afternoon, take half day excursion to Tra Que Vegetable Village, walk around a vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land, fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake, raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities. After gardening activities you will be relaxed with foot massage with many kinds of herb remedy. Then spend the rest time to learn how to prepare ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll & banh xeo with your host. Back to your hotel for checking out.
In the afternoon, drive to Hue through the famous Hai Van pass with a visit to the Cham Museum on the way. Check-in hotel for overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue City (B)
Visit the Imperial Citadel, another UNESCO designated World Cultural Heritage site. Then we take a short drive to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, King Minh Mang tomb and King Tu Duc tomb. Relax with one hour cruising Perfume river and the tour finishes at Vi Da Xua tea saloon. Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue – Hanoi (B)
Morning free for relaxing or optional visits till noon flight to Hanoi. You are arrival at our thousand years Capital – Hanoi city. Our guide will welcome you at the airport Noi bai airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city.
After freshen up, we would like to show you of Hanoian daily life with one hour Cyclo (trishaw) ride around the old streets and stop to visit Ngoc Son temple then enjoy one hour Traditional Water Puppets show at Thang Long theatre. Back to your hotel after the show, or free time then on for your dinner.
Day 10: Hanoi Full Day Visits – Night Train to Lao Cai (B)
The full day tour commences with visit to Hochiminh’s Mausoleum (Mondays & Fridays closed), His House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, and Van Mieu (our first national university.)
In the afternoon, discover more of Hanoi with the visit to Ethnology Museum of Vietnam then back to centre for visit Hilton prison or Museum of Art. Dinner on your own while waiting for local train to Lao cai – Sapa. Overnight on train.
Day 11: Lao Cai – Hill Tribe Colorful Market (B)
Upon arrival at the Lao Cai train station, drive to visit one of the colorful tribal markets near the Sapa area (in case Market not available on those dates, you will visit Cat Cat and Ta Fin Villages).
Tuesday: Coc Ly Market
Wednesday: Cao Son Market
Saturday: Can Cau Market
Sunday: Bac Ha Market or Muong Khuong Market
Then transfer to Sapa for overnight.
Day 12: Sapa – Hill Tribe villages – Night Train to Hanoi (B)
Drive to visit Lao Chai Village – home of the Black H’Mong Tribe – here you trek through terraced rice fields to the village, meet and talk with locals to learn more about their daily life and habits. You then trek through Ta Van Village. Car pick up at Ta Van and transfer to Lao Cai station for overnight train back to Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi – Ha Long (B/L/D)
Arrive in Hanoi around 4:30am – 5:00am. Transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast.
After breakfast, take 3.5 hours drive to Halong bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting a beautiful case, if not today, you will do tomorrow according to each boat/junk’s itinerary. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.
Day 14: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
In the morning, your breakfast or brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking. Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi for overnight stay.
Day 15: Hanoi City – Departure (B)
Free time for shopping before transferring to Noi Bai Airport for departure. End of service.
|Inclusive:||Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing with breakfast
Private car/mini van, train tickets (AC comfortable soft sleeper, sharing basic)
Private boat in Hue, join boat in Halong
All entrance fees
English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
Meals as per program (L=lunch, D = dinner)
|Exclusive:||Domestic & International flight and all airport taxes
Drinks, and meals not clearly mentioned
Personal expenses & Tips
Vietnam Visa – this can be done with our Visa service