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16 day classic trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city

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Capture the spirit of magical Vietnam on this compact tour from the colonial charm of Hanoi to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Sip coffee with locals in Hanoi and shop up a storm in the Old Quarter, cruise along emerald waters on a Halong Bay boat trip, travel through old-world Hoi An, and get lost in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that introduces Vietnam as a country of incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities.


DAY 1 : Hanoi arrival day . Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2 : Hanoi Ninh Binh  . Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3 : Hanoi city tour – Lao Cai . Overnight at hotel in Lao Cai

DAY 4 : Bac Ha market – Sapa .Overnight in Sapa

DAY 5 : Sapa trekking .Overnight in Sapa

DAY 6 : Sapa – Hanoi .Overnight on train back to Hanoi

DAY 7 : Hanoi – Ha Long bay .Overnight on cruise Ha Long

DAY 8 : Halong – Hoi An . Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 9 : Hoi An tour .Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 10 : Hoi An freetime .Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 11 : Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city . Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 12 : Cao Dai temple – Cu Chi tunnel .Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 13 : My Tho – Can Tho . Overnight in Can Tho

DAY 14 : Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh city .Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 15 : Ho Chi Minh city – Home

 

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DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL DAY

Arrival Hanoi airport  and the driver pick you up to hotel in Hanoi .Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Notes :

Vietnam visa is made at myside and sent to you via email . You just print the documents, bring 01 passport picture each and pay 25$/1pax for visa stamp fees .

DAY 2 : HANOI - NINH BINH

Leave hotel at 9h00 a:m for  Ninh Binh that is 130km to the South of Hanoi, arrival Ninh Binh at around 12h00 then spend one hour for  seeing  the two remaining temples ofthe ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang and King Dinh Bo Linh. We then move on to Tam Coc for a two hour boat trip along the Ngo Dong river ..You will sit on rowling boat that going inside 03 caves  , at two side of river bank you can see the rice fields that the farmer are working on .Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Tam Coc – Boat trip

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 3 : HANOI - LAO CAI

Leave hotel at 8h00 a:m for city tour around Hanoi such as: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh”s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda,. Continue to visit the the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam Vietnam”s first university constructed in 1070, it”s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. Afternoon you will take a van to Lao Cai .Overnight at hotel in Lao Cai city

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Hanoi sight seeing

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 4 : BAC HA MARKET - SAPA

We will check –out in the morning then leave Lao Cai for Bac Ha market (Sunday market ),the biggest ethnic market in the Lao Cai province, where you will find buffaloes, horses, blacksmiths, saddlers, but also traditional medicine doctors, with their thousands of mountain herbs and plants, and lots of traditional clothes and local artefacts. Several groups of deep-coloured Hmong are found there, as well as Dao, Tay, Nung, and Phu.After visiting Bac Ha market, our tourguide will take you to Ban Pho village to see more tribes and visit Meo King Palace  .After that , leave Bac Ha for  Sapa . Overnight at  hotel in Sapa

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Visting authentic market in Bac Ha

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 5 : SAPA TREKKING

We will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where can admire magnificent landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien mountain ranges and meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek on  small trails going to Y Linh Ho village (with Black H’mong tribe). Trek through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village,experiencing Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture. Next cross suspension bridges as you walk through Lao Chai village to Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities exhibiting strong Chinese culture. Overnight at  hotel in Sapa

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Trekking in terace rice fields

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 6 : SAPA - HANOI

Morning we will take private bus to visit  : Silver Waterfall ,one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sapa. The scenery along the way, the pine forest, and the ‘su su’ spread over the hills..Then go to peak to have panorama view of Hevenlly Gate , have short experience of trekking in Hoang Lien Son park to visit one of the most romantic waterfall – Love Waterfall .Back to Sapa at noontime taking arrest and check –out  . In the afternoon you will go down to Cat Cat village to see Black Hmong tribe . Take night train back to Hanoi

Accommodation

  • A/C carbin on train (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Trekking in terace rice fields & Taking photos

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 7 : HANOI - HA LONG BAY

At around 8h00 a:m we will leave hotel for Ha Long bay by  shuttle bus ( share bus with other tourist ). Arrival Ha Long bay at noontime , get on Arrival Ha Long bay at noontime , get on cruise check in .Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations such as: Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet,  Visiting the Vung Vieng fishing village – the famous Pearl-growing village and the fishing tanks of the local people. Tourists can observe the process of feeding pearl as well as the life of local people on Halong bay. The cruise sails from the Vung Vieng fishing village to Cong Do sleeping area.Tourists can treasure the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at the sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax and savor the fresh and peaceful atmospherewhich could hardly be found in land .. .Overnight on  cruise Ha Long bay

Accommodation

  • Cruise  (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Cruising on Ha Long bay

Meals Included

  • Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

DAY 8 : HALONG - HOI AN

We will visit one of the most beautiful cave on Ha Long bay today . That is called as Amazing cave thanks to its beauty.Back to the cruise then check –out at noon time, the same driver will take you back to Hanoi .Arrival Hanoi at around 16h00 . Take everning from Hanoi to Da Nang . Overnight at hotel in Hoi An

Accommodation

  • Hotel  (1 night). Airtickets

Included Activities

  • Cruising on Ha Long bay

Meals Included

  • Breakfast , Lunch

DAY 9 : HOI AN TOUR

Tourguide will meet you at hotel then start  trip to Thu Bon River to visit the traditional handicraft wood – carving & pottery villages named Thanh Ha & Kim Bong. During boat trip, you can witness the beautiful landscapes of Hoi An countryside.When you finish boat trip, you will walk with tourguide inside Hoi An old quarters to visit : Japanease Coverd Bridge , Phuc Kien temple .Overnight at hotel in Hoi An

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Walking inside the old quaters of Hoi An . Boat trip to handicraft villages

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 10 : HOI AN FREETIME

Freetime in Hoi An . Overnight at hotel in Hoi An

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

DAY 11 : HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY

Take morning flight from Da Nang to Sai Gon .You will go to visit some highlights in Sai Gon such as :The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled ‘Requiem’ which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts. The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when the North Vietnamese. The  Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office , Ben Thanh Market – a fantastic place for bargains of every kind.Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Accommodation

  • Hotel  (1 night). Airtickets

Included Activities

  • Singht seeing in Ho Chi Minh city

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 12 : CAO DAI TEMPLE - CU CHI TUNNEL

In the morning we drive to the region near the Cambodian border. This is home to the unique Cao Dai temple. This religion is an odd mix of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianism and Christianity. Join Cao Dai worshippers for their daily noontide ceremony where hundreds of worshipers attired in lively red, yellow blue and white, chant religious hymns. After that we will continue to the Cu Chi tunnels ,on our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers.Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon

Accommodation

  • Hotel  (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Singht seeing in Cao Dai temple, Cu Chi tunnel

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 13 : MY THO - CAN THO

We depart to Mekong Delta.. Arrive at Ben Tre town, embark and cruise along the Bến Tre River– a tributary of Mekong River to discover the local life. Stop at a coconut candy home factory located along the canal to witness the process of making the candies. Continue the trip to visit Vam Xep village with some vestiage of the ancient civilization…Stop at Crocodile Farm , take rowling boat trip to coconut water forest . Afternoon we go to Can Tho.Overnight at hotel in Can Tho

Accommodation

  • Hotel  (1 night). Airtickets

Included Activities

  • Boat trip in Mekong delta

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

DAY 14 : CAN THO - HO CHI MINH CITY

Morning take boat trip to visit Cai Rang  floating market . Cai Rang market is one of the three biggest markets (Cai Be, Phung Hiep, Cai Rang) in the Mekong Delta. Visiting Cai Rang Market, you will have chance to experience a special type of market in which all purchasing activities take place on boats and ships. The shops and stalls at the market are boats of different sizes. You can visit the market at any time of the day but it is most crowded and busy from sunrise to 9:00 am. Back to Sai Gon in the afternoon . Overnight at  hotel in Sai Gon

Accommodation

  • Hotel  (1 night). Airtickets

Included Activities

  • Boat trip in Mekong delta

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

HO CHI MINH CITY - HOME

The driver pick you up from hotel to the airport .

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

 

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