Vietnam Discovery In 16 Days

  • Duration: 16 DAYS
  • Location: VIETNAM
  • Places : PRIVATE TOUR
  • Prix: FROM 3238 USD PER PERSON
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On this adventure tour, you will discover the most unique destinations of Vietnam from North to South. Start your trip with ease in Hanoi's countryside where you can fill your day with actives and interaction with local people.  Head up North to Mu Cang Chai, which is one of the most amazing landscapes of rice terraces in Vietnam and conquer Khau Pha Pass, one of the most dangerous and hair-raising passes of the country. Then travel to the central, challenge yourself in exploring the wild Tu Lan Cave, which belongs to the largest cave system in the world. The spectacular views of the untouched jungle; stunning waterfalls and river-caves will surely take your breath away. Besides from the beauty, this will be an unforgettable experience which incomparable to anything else you can find in the region. Not to mention, Buon Me Thuot where you can discover the culture of Ede Ethnic group in the highland central.

Let's get ready for the adventure of the lifetime.

»Hanoi: Discover a different side of Vietnam's capital city, cycling around the village and rice fields.

»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.

»Cat Ba: walking along the shore of the island which is largely untouched and as wild as ever and visits remote Viet Hai fishing village.

»Mu Cang Chai: Trekking through the rice terraces along the  mountain slopes

»Tu Lan Cave: Lost in another universe, and immerse in the spectacular of this cave system, known as one of the biggest caves in the world

»Buon Me Thuot: Visit one of the magnificent waterfalls in the region and villages notable for their tribal architecture.

»Ho Chi Minh City: Explore"The Pearl of the Orient" and cosmopolitan city which has many things to offers.

DAY 01: DEPART FROM LOS ANGELES 

Fly from North America to Vietnam, crossing the International Date Line.

DAY 02: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it. The guide will assist you to meet up with your private driver and escort you to your hotel. Check-in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight.

If you arrived early, you can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.

Overnight in  Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel, Hanoi.

DAY 03: HANOI - BAVI ECO TOUR ( B/L )

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide and private vehicle to Ba Vi, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.  Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times, but also a green tea expert. Visiting his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and joins with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, having a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, wandering around the village and mingling with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village like making tofu or shelled rice workshops.  As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the top. Stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river.

Later, enjoy a private transferred between Ba Vi to your accommodation in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel, Hanoi.

DAY 04: HANOI - MU CANG CHAI  (B/L/D)

You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of the bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while we driving northwestward to Yen Bai province.

Enjoy Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Arrive at Mu Cang Chai in the late afternoon, check in at the hotel. After that, you can walk to visit a peaceful village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain nearby or relaxing time at your accommodation.

Overnight in Mu Cang Chai Eco Lodge, Mu Cang Chai.

DAY 05: MU CANG CHAI TREKKING (B/L/D)

This morning, we will get a transfer to a trekking point for the whole day trek to enjoy Vietnam’s national rice terrace heritage. Our trek will start from Che Cu Nha commune to La Pan Tan Commune. The approximate distance is 13 km will takes most of our day. This trek will definitely offer you a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. We will also be able to visit a few villages of the H’mong hill tribe scattered in the area. Get picked up by our private vehicle around 4.00 PM. Transfer back the way to Tu Le Town. Spend your relaxing evening at a boutique hotel.

Overnight in Mu Cang Chai Eco Lodge, Mu Cang Chai.

DAY 06: MU CANG CHAI - HA NOI (B/L)

After the breakfast, we will embark on a short walk to Tu Le Valley where we can enjoy the morning breeze, view the rice paddy fields and the daily life of villagers. After that, enjoy scenic transfer back to Hanoi and have lunch at a local restaurant in Nghia Lo town. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon and time for relaxing.

Overnight in Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel, Hanoi.

DAY 07: HANOI - HA LONG BAY (B/L/D) – SHARING CRUISE

At around  8.15am You will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Approximate travel time is three hours.

Embark on Deluxe Junk Boat. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink, followed by an introduction.  Start cruising around the bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Lion, Tea Pot, Toad, Dau Nguoi (Human Head) islet, and then stop for a walk through the Sung Sot Cave. Then it’s time for swimming or sunbathing or enjoy beach time for yourself.  Back to your lavish liner and cruise to enjoy a wonderful sunset dinner served on board.           

Relaxing time with an exotic cocktail drink in the evening landscape, go squid fishing or simply relax on our rooftop deck under the cover of a brightly illuminated sky.

Overnight in Deluxe Junk Boat, Halong.

DAY 08: HALONG BAY - CAT BA NATIONAL PARK - VIET HAI FISHING VILLAGE (B/L/D)

In the early morning, relax with a cup of tea, coffee or juice to watch the stunning scenery unfold before you. Afterward, ready for transfer to Viet Hai Bungalow, drive to the entrance of Cat Ba National Park to start long trek through National Park to Viet Hai village. On the way, you will see Ngu Lam peak, Ao Ech (Frog Lake), and so many species of animals and birds. 

Refuel yourself with traditional lunch, then join a cycling trip to Viet Hai Wharf, board boat for cruise of Lan Ha Bay. You will have opportunities for kayaking or fishing with the crew from the boat. Later, enjoy your dinner and leisure time at your own peace.

Overnight in Nature Whisper Bungalow, Cat Ba.

DAY 09: CAT BA - HALONG - HANOI - DONG HOI (B/L)

Relish yourself a healthy breakfast. At 7.15 a.m, get to the boat by bus and cruise back. Upon your arrival in Halong City, disembark from your ship and you will be escorted to Hanoi airport. Board a flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi. Approximately flight time is one hour and 20 minutes. On arrival at Dong Hoi your private guide and driver will meet you at the airport and escort you to your accommodation.

Overnight in Vinpearl Hotel Quang Binh, Dong Hoi.

DAY 10: PHONG NHA - TAN HOA - RAT CAVE - TU LAN CAVE (B/L/D)

You will be picked up in Phong Nha between 7:30 am and 8:00 am at your hotel and driven to the little village of Tan Hoa for your initial safety briefing. Please be noted that Release Form needs to be signed before you are getting to the jungle.

You’ll then set off across sweeping fields for 2.5 km to the Rao Nan River, making your way up to the short hill into Rat Cave. Explore 300 m of Rat Cave with spectacular calcite stalagmites, then make your way back out for a picnic lunch served next to the river in La Ken Valley. You’ll then climb 150 m increasing in elevation up Lom Com Mountain. Keep going through Flat Rock Peak and make your way to Mango Peak on Mango Mountain. After a quick break, the trek continues down into Tu Lan Valley (2 km).

You’ll finish your afternoon on a more relaxed note with swimming around the waterfall, followed by a BBQ dinner, and singing around the campfire until sleep overcomes you.

Overnight in Tu Lan Cave camp.

DAY 11: KEN CAVE - TU LAN - HANG KIM - TO MO (B/L/D)

The morning arrives with another full day of adventure. Shortly the following breakfast comes a swim directly into Ken Cave.

After exploring this longest cave in Tu Lan Cave System, you will return back to camp for more waterfall swimming, a rest, and picnic lunch.

Post-lunch, it’s a 200 m swim into Tu Lan Cave, followed by a 1.5 km trek to Hang Kim where swimming (450 m) and exploration (500 m) continues before adventuring 500 m on through To Mo Valley to the To Mo Cave campsite.

Enjoy another beautifully prepared dinner, and camping within graceful To Mo Valley.

Overnight in To Mo valley camp.

DAY 12: TO MO - SONG OXALIS CAVE - HUNG TON - TAN HOA - PHONG NHA (B/L)

The last day continues to exude adventure and a good balance between trekking and swimming. At 8 am, after breakfast, you and the team will explore Song Oxalis Cave – a marvelous creature of Tu Lan Cave System. After that, you will get back to the campsite and enjoy some snacks before getting back on the journey. The guide then leads the team to trek and swim 100 m upstream past the waterfall and through Hung Ton Cave via the exit of the cave. Investigation of the dry passage leads to a 15 m ladder climb up to the entrance of Hung Ton.

Early afternoon holds the return trip across Rao Nan River, the beautiful fields and back to Tan Hoa (2.5 km), where a cold drink will be calling your name. Showers are available for those who would like to clean up and change.

Overnight in Vinpearl Hotel Quang Binh, Dong Hoi.

DAY 13: DONG HOI LEISURE DAY (B)

Today you will have free time to explore Dong Hoi at your own pace, seeing what interests you.

Overnight in Vinpearl Hotel Quang Binh, Dong Hoi.

DAY 14: DONG HOI - PRIVATE CAR TO BUON ME THUOT (B)

Have a healthy breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a scenic transfer from Dong Hoi to Buon Me Thuot. Time to explore at your own peace or relaxing at the hotel.

Overnight in Muong Thanh Luxury Buon Ma Thuot Hotel, Buon Me Thuot.

DAY 15: BAN DON - THAC DRAY NU (B)

Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to visit the plantations of cashew, pepper & coffee. You will visit Yang Lanh village to discover the multi-cultures and the traditional customs among the different ethnic groups of the Ede, M’nong & Laos, especially, discover the Ede’s Matriarchal Society.

Have an Elephant ride to cross the S’repok River, the approximate travel time is 1 hour, wander on the Suspension Bamboo Bridge and visit the Tomb of the Elephant’s King - Khun Sa Nup as well as the tombs of the 2 elephants: H’Ban and Pac Ku. Your guide will take you to visit Ede’s Traditional long house-on-stilts (nearly 100 m long).

After that, have lunch with special dishes at the local restaurant. Later, continue the trip to visit 2 famous waterfalls: D’ray Nur & D’ray Sap. We spend about 02 hours by walk taking pictures & sight-seeing at these two stunning falls. As the land of coffee in Vietnam, Coffee is what Buon Me Thuot is famous for, enjoy a home-made coffee after strolling.

Enjoy a private transfer back to your accommodation and time to explore at your own peace.

Overnight in Muong Thanh Luxury Buon Ma Thuot Hotel, Buon Me Thuot.

DAY 16: BUON ME THUOT - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel and you will be escorted from Buon Me Thuot to Ho Chi Minh city by a plane.

Overnight in Sheraton Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 17: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before privately transferred to Ho Chi Minh International Airport. Then fly back to your homeland.

Destination  5-star Hotel  Website
Hanoi Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi http://hoteldelopera.com/
Halong Bay Era Cruise https://eracruises.com/en/
Cat Ba Whisper Nature Bungalow https://perladawnsails.com/
Ho Chi Minh City The Myst Dong Khoi  https://www.themystdongkhoihotel.com/
Dong Hoi Vinpearl Hotel Quang Binh https://www.vinpearl.com/hotel-quang-binh
Buon Me Thuot Luxury Muong Thanh Buon Me Thuot http://luxurybuonmathuot.muongthanh.com
Mu Cang Chai Mu Cang Chai Eco Lodge http://mucangchaiecolodge.com/

The tour price is 3238 USD per person based on double occupancy, if you are travelling solo, please contact us for quote.

For departures in March the tour price is 3338 USD per person

For departures from May,20 till August,15 the tour price is 3538 USD per person

Pricing is valid for departures  from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019.

Please note: For peak season (December, 18 - January, 04) and during public holidays the actual price might differ. 

All itineraries and prices are subject to availability.

INCLUSIVE

Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off service

All transportation mentioned above

International Flights between Vietnam and LAX by Vietnam Airlines, economy class. If you are travelling from different destination or would like to upgrade the flights, please contact us.

Domestic flight from Hanoi to Dong Hoi (20kg luggage) by Vietnam Airlines

Domestic flight from Buon Me Thuot to Ho Chi Minh City (20kg luggage) by Vietnam Airlines

Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

Experienced English speaking guide

Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary

2 days/1 night cruise in Halong Bay

Kayaking boat in Ha Long Bay (if any)

Tissues and water on coach

Service charges and government tax

Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Vietnam Visa letter approval

No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE

X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

X National Holiday surcharge (if any)

X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am

X Other services not mentioned above

FLIGHT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • All flight tickets for set departure date must be booked 65 days in advance.
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

BOOKING PROCESS

Don't be shy to drop us an inquiry email at sales@sviettravel.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

  • Step 1: Contact us at sales@sviettravel.com to inform the date and number of traveler or special requirements or fill in inquiry form pressing the button “Enquiry Now”. Please do not forget to indicate the tour you are interested in.
  • Step 2: Send us your scan copies of passports.
  • Step 3: Make the deposit as follow the invoice sent by us.
  • Step 4: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 hours after received the deposit.

CANCELLATION

S Viet Travel must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

  • 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE

  • S Viet Travel demands that all clients going on our trips hold a proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, S Viet Travel reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
  • Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by Signing and returning to S Viet Travel a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing, if you are travelling solo, please contact us for quote.
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after a confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • All tours are required to book 90 days of departure, within 90 days will be a surcharge if flight ticket price changes
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve a transit. These changes are subject to availability and airline schedule changes

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