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CODE ID:PK15-VENS
PRICE: $910

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore all the most beautiful place in Vietnam
  • Learn Vietnamese culture
  • Experience the real local life

DESTINATIONS: Ha Noi, Sapa, Halong bay, Ninh Binh, Phong Nha, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta

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DAY 

1

AIRPORT PICK UP

HA NOI STREET FOOD TOUR

OVERNIGHT IN HA NOI

Dinner

 

DAY 

2

HANOI CITY TOUR

SLEEPING BUS TO SAPA

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner 

 

DAY 

3

SAPA TREKKING

OVERNIGHT IN SAPA

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

4

BUS SAPA - HANOI

OVERNIGHT IN HA NOI

Breakfast

Lunch


 

DAY 

5

BUS HANOI - LAN HA BAY

OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

6

HALONG BAY - NINH BINH

OVERNIGHT IN NINH BINH

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

7

NINH BINH TOUR

BUS/TRAIN TO PHONG NHA

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

8

DARK AND PARADISE CAVES

BUS TO HUE

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

9

HUE ONEDAY TOUR

OVERNIGHT IN HUE

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

10

MOTORBIKE TRIP HUE - HOI AN

OVERNIGHT IN HOI AN

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

11

MY SON SANCTUARY

OVERNIGHT IN HOI AN

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

12

HOI AN RELAXING

FLY TO HO CHI MINH

OVERNIGHT IN HO CHI MINH

Breakfast

Lunch

 

DAY 

13

MEKONG DELTA

OVERNIGHT IN CAN THO

Breakfast

Lunch

 

DAY 

14

CAN THO - HO CHI MINH

OVERNIGHT IN HO CHI MINH

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

DAY 

15

CU CHI TUNNEL

AIRPORT DROP OFF

Breakfast

Lunch

 

 

 

Day 1

HA NOI ARRIVAL 

 

Up on your arrival time, you will be picked up from the airport by our experienced local driver with the welcome board under your name.

Enjoy a 3-hour walking street guided by our local tour guide. Tour departure at 6:00 PM from your hotel

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

HA NOI CITY TOUR

 

We pick you up from your hotel AT 8.00 AM, start visiting the first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake. 

Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969.

 

Following 02 options:

Departure on MON, FRI

Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is a pottery village with a half- military historic development.

Departure on TUE, WED, THU, SAT, SUNDAY

You’ll stop in at the MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.

You have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter.

Visit the Temple of literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.

Afterward, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart, and soul of Hanoi, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.

 

Back to your hotel at around 4:00 PM.

Day 3

SA PA FULL DAY TREKKING

 

You will arrive at Sapa town early in the morning at around 4:00 AM. Please take your time to sleep on the bus until 6:30 AM.

Our taxi will pick you up from Sapa bus station and take you to our homestay in Ta Van Village. Stop on the way to enjoy one of the most famous views in Sapa. 

Having breakfast at the homestay and meet your tour guide from the local H’Mong minority tribe. 

Leaving from Ta Van Village, you will meet locals from the Zayminority tribe.

Walkthrough the beautiful Bamboo Forest on the way to SeoMi Ti Village to meet local people from the H’Mong minority tribe.

Keep trekking to Giang Ta Chai Village to visit the peak of the large nearby waterfall.

The last destination of the first morning is Su Pan Village - home of the Red Dao minority tribe.

Depending on the weather either, take a rest by the river and eat a delicious packed lunch while taking in the beautiful scenery around you or go back to the homestay to eat and talk more with your tour guide. 

After a full day trekking, you will head back to Ta Van Village and spend the night in the homestay with your host and her daughter. 

Dinner is served and if you would like to get more involved you can help to prepare the meal. 

The rest of the evening is time to relax and rest after your long days trekking. Spend time with the family, watch movies, play games or go to explore Ta Van Village by night… you can even go to the quiet local bar. 

Overnight at the homestay.

Day 4

SA PA - HA NOI

 

Breakfast is served at the homestay while the locals are starting their day. 

Enjoy another 6km trekking route to visit Lao Chai village. Visit a traditional home and learn how the local people make their traditional dress.

Back to the homestay for lunch and say goodbye to the family.

Bus/car takes you to Sapa town. Take your time to pick up some last-minute souvenirs then catch the sleeping bus at 04:00 PM to go back to Hanoi. Arriving time is at 10:00 PM

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5

HA NOI - LAN HA BAY - HALONG BAY

 

Breakfast is served at the restaurant of the hotel.

Please already at 8:00 AM for Lan Ha bay tour. Our professional tour guide and experience driver will pick you up at your hotel. Driving you through the red delta river which you have a real chance to see more about local life and the beauty of nature.

Arriving at the harbor, transfer to the sleeping boat. Enjoy welcome drinks & fresh towels.

Check-in your cabin. Enjoy fresh seafood lunch. The cruise will escape crowded Halong bay, keep sailing toward Lan Ha Bay & borderline of Bai Tu Long bay where less touristy, quiet & cleaner than Halong bay central. You will have the chance to take photographs when we pass amazing islands, islets, beaches: Finger islet, Frog islet, Teapot islets, Dark & Bright cave...

In the afternoon, you will have time to kayak around the Dark & Bright cave area which was located underwater for a million of years ago & you may even see wild monkeys. This is also the most beautiful lagoon in Lan Ha Bay for kayaking activities. If you don't like to do kayaking, you can sit on the sampan boat which is controlled by fishermen to go around.

Back to the boat, go up the sundeck & enjoy a small sunset party with local fruits & tea. Free time to jump off the boat into the emerald water, swimming in freestyle. The Cruise will anchor at the tranquil lagoon in Lan ha bay

Our Barbecue dinner will be served on the top deck (if the weather permits) or at the cozy restaurant with fresh seafood

In the evening, you can enjoy Squid fishing, using bar services, and playing funny games... 

Overnight on board.

Day 6

HALONG BAY - NINH BINH

 

Waking up for a new day to enjoy the sunrise and recharge your energy with fresh breakfast, tea, coffee & cake which is ready to serve you at 07:00 AM.

Following the unique route will lead you to pass some small beautiful lagoons with some original floating houses where we experience daily life & culture, and go catching fish with nets. Or you can relax & enjoy a calm morning on the boat, swimming around the cruise in the emerald water.

Ready for checking-out at 09:30 AM. Enjoy a cooking class (Vietnamese Spring Roll making) when the boat cruises back to harbor.

An early lunch will be served at our restaurant before arriving at the harbor.

At 12:30 PM disembark & take the bus to Ninh Binh. Arriving at Ninh Binh at around 5:00 PM.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 7

NINH BINH DISCOVERING - PHONG NHA

 

After breakfast our day trip will start at around 10AM to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Vietnam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of these two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will get on a bamboo boat - rowed by the local people to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.

Free time cycling around the villages.

Dinner is served at the homestay before taking the bus to Phong Nha at 8.00 PM.

Day 8

DARK AND PARADISE CAVES EXPLORING

 

Our car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at about 8:45 AM.

Transfer to Paradise cave. This cave is located in Phong Nha – Ke bang National Park’s core zone, 25km about Phong Nha cave, 75 km about Dong Hoi and 1h20 minutes driving. It is considered as the longest dry cave in Asia. Discovering the cave, you will understand why it has that beautiful name.

You will then be taken by golf cart (1.6km) from the main gate through the jungle, to where you will then climb to the mouth of the cave; a climb that boasts spectacular views of the mountainous region around the cave.

Have lunch at Dark cave restaurant.

Continue to visit Dark Cave, which is located in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, 20km about Phong Nha cave, 65 km about Dong Hoi and an hour and 10 minutes driving).
The Dark cave is really amazing where you can experience many adventure activities such as mud-bathing, kayaking,..

Dinner is served at the restaurant bore catching bus at 8.30 PM to Hue.

Day 9

HUE CITY TOUR

 

You will be picked up from your hotel by your guide at 8:00 AM, who will take you down to the river for your cruise. Sail along the romantically named Perfume River, seeing Hue’s best-known religious sites, such as the Thien Mu Pagoda.

Continue your journey by land, visiting the Imperial Citadel, from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. See the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, 9 Dynastic Urns, 9 Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue in the afternoon with a visit to the elaborate tombs of the emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. The guided tour will give you a deep understanding of the king’s philosophy of geomancy, and how this affected royal life.

Stay one night in Hue.

Day 10

MOTORBIKE TRIP FROM HUE TO HOI AN

 

At 9.00 AM, depart on a trip and get out of a busy city in the countryside.

Take a short stop at Thanh Toan roof-tittle bridge – one of the oldest bridges in Vietnam and visit farm museums to see the local way of Vietnamese how to collect rice.

The ride continues HW1 to visit Elephant Springs where you can swim in fresh natural water from Bach Ma Mountains (a part of Bach Ma National Park). It takes 1-hour riding.

Freedom to relax in spring around 45 minutes.

Ride to Lang Co Bay and enjoy local food at Boat-house on Lagoon (take 30 minutes riding).

Start discovering the best views from Hai Van Pass, reach to Top of mountains where you can see back Hue or next to Da Nang city in a position. Take short trekking to the top to get more beautiful views.

Ride down to Da Nang city, take around the beach way then visit Marble Mountains.

Trekking to the Marble Mountains and learning about 5 theories which are famous for Asian’s views about their life.

Ride along the beach to the hotel at 4:30 PM. Your free time to enjoy the Hoi An beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11

MY SON SANCTUARY 

 

Our driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8.00 AM and depart to My Son Holy Land to explore and research.

Arrive at My son sanctuary and start to visit My son

In My Son Holy Land, the towers and tombs have been dated from VII century to XIV century, but archaeological findings show us that the Cham kings were buried here since IV century. The total of buildings are more than 70 towers including small, normal and large towers. My Son Sanctuary supposedly is the religion center and culture of the Champa Ancient Kingdom.

Most of the buildings were built by wood, but they had been destroyed since the 6th century in fires. In the 7th century, My Son was restored by Sambhuvarman who rebuilt the temples with special bricks that have existed until now. Up to the 13th century, more than 70 similar temples had been built, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism in the Champa Kingdom. Although scientists have been conducting research for many years, they still do not know the secret of how to make those bricks and build those towers.

After visiting My Son Sanctuary, we will move to Cau Lau boat station and travel up the Thu Bon river by motorized boat to visit the traditional Kim Bong carpentry village.

Have Lunch at a local restaurant.

We drop you at the hotel at 2:30 PM and the rest of the day will be your free exploring.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 12

FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY

 

Your free time for relaxing.

You will be picked up to Da Nang airport as your schedule.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 13

MEKONG DELTA EXPLORING

 

Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and start the trip to My Tho. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising around four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands.

Stopover at Unicorn Island, go walking in the village paths to contemplate orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and Vietnamese folk music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Be rowed in a small sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business & bee-keeping farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Break time.

The afternoon is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meeting the local people to experience their daily life in the Mekong delta. Relaxing on hammocks to enjoy the cool breeze is for those do not want to join the cycling trip. Proceed to Can Tho. Your leisure. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 14

CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET - HO CHI MINH

 

Breakfast at the hotel in the early morning. Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River(Bassac River) then visit Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of the region.

Walking trip to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory. Visit Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure. Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 15

CU CHI TUNNELS - AIRPORT DROP OFF

 

Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center and start the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour.

Upon arriving at  Cu Chi tunnels, you will learn more about the mystery of Cu Chi Tunnels by watching a documentary film. The video will partly show you how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime.

 

Next, you will have a chance to know, see and discover the system of tunnels deep underground, and can withstand the destructive power of the bomb attack from the US military. The air is taken into the tunnel through the vents. It includes 3 levels: from the ground to the first floor is 3m deep, next the second floor is deep 6m and the third floor is deeper than 12m. The tour guide will show how the tunnel works.

Visit a command center where visitors can eat meals that the Viet Cong fighters had eaten such as rice, typically steamed tapioca, and hot tea

Discover Hoang Cam smokeless stove, secret hide-outs, fighting bunkers, dangerous booby traps and rice paper workshop

Then, you will be served special tea and cassava which are guerrilla’s food during the war.

 

You have a break time to relax or try shooting a variety of Vietnam War-era weapons such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60.

Finish the tour, the bus will take you back to your hotel then drop you off at the airport as your schedule.

End of the wonderful journey!

PRICE DETAIL:

 

Economic option

$910/PP

 

Luxury option

$1.700/PP

 

What's included?

  • All transportation with an experienced driver

  • Professional and experienced English-speaking guide

  • All entrance fees on tour

  • All activities following the program

  • All meals as mentioned

  • 02 bottles of water per person per day

  • All accommodation

What's excluded?

  • Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Internal and external flights

  • Visa fee

  • Other things are not mentioned in the program.

What should we bring?

  • Hat or umbrella, shoes, sunglasses.

  • Insect repellent.

  • Cash for personal expenses.

Children policy

  • Under 3 years old: Free of charge(<1,2 m).

  • From 4 up to 8 years old:75% of adult price.

  • From 9 years old up:100% of adult price.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Dress code:

When visiting temples or mosques, both men and women should dress in conservative, non-revealing clothing. Full-length trousers with a shirt or t-shirt for men; and pants or skirts well below the knee with a top that covers the shoulders and upper arms for women.

  • Personal Expense:

You will need to take some extra money to cover extra meals, drinks, laundry, and souvenirs... Based on the advice of previous customers an approximate amount of USD250 per person per week should be sufficient; however, for those that can’t resist a bargain or may wish to participate in all of the optional excursions, consider allocating a higher amount.

  • Exchange Cash:

US Dollars are easily exchanged throughout Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, however other currencies such as Indian Rupee can generally be exchanged at airports provided notes are new and undamaged. We suggest for your convenience that you ensure your US Dollars are from the new series to avoid any difficulties exchanging money during your trip (should be from the new series from the year 2006 onwards). We suggest exchanging your money before traveling to remote areas and smaller towns, as exchange facilities can be limited.

  • Tipping:

Local tipping is customary in Asia. However, this can often lead to awkwardness in knowing when it is appropriate to tip and how much, as well as ensuring you have a suitable amount of change available at the time. For your convenience, tipping the minimum amount (for any private tours) can be at USD3/person/day/ at the end of the day.

  • Eating In SEA:

Southeast Asia is home to an incredibly rich food history. Your itinerary has been carefully crafted to introduce you to a wide range of local dishes and we hope that you enjoy the culinary adventure ahead. Meals (excluding drinks) are included in our tours and depend on each tour’s itinerary, please pay attention to the meals abbreviations and each day’s tour title to know which meals are inclusive in the package and which are not. Normally, we have included all breakfast at your accommodation of stay in each city and Lunch or Dinner depending on daily tours/ or activities. Any special dietary requirements for food should be informed by visitors so that we can arrange daily meals accordingly.

  • Weather Condition:

Please refer to the hereunder website for detailed temperature charts: https://www.accuweather.com

In the case of bad weather/ risks of tropical storms. We will keep you updated regarding the weather conditions/ risks of tropical storms as soon as possible and will offer different alternatives for you to choose, the possible scenarios that can occur, or amend the refund depending on which services that you had used.

 

Giving you the best experience and unforgettable journey is our mission. 

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