- Duration: 15 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places : 15 Seats
- Prix: 1999 AUD PER PERSON (35% off)
Have an unforgettable journey to Vietnam and travel from North to South. discover the most beautiful spots of the land and taste the lip-smacking food. Enjoy your holiday by the ancient beauty of Hanoi capital, see the marvelous limestone karst scenery of Halong Bay. Travel to the south of Vietnam and explore the modern Ho Chi Minh City and discover the “rice bowl of Vietnam”, the mighty Mekong Delta is considered as the lifeblood of Vietnam and its. Boating around the floating market, see the lively life of local in this region where you will find villagers exchanging goods and produce from their canoes.
»Hanoi: Immerse yourself in the most charming capital cities in Asia, a mixture between the past and the present; with the city's French colonial history in the tree-lined avenues, grand villas and sidewalk society of the Paris of Vietnam.
»Sapa: Trekking to the incredible rice terraces and interact with multiple hill tribes in the area
»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.
»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife of this city
»Cu Chi Tunnel: Into some history lesson with a trip to Cu Chi tunnels. A fascinating underground networks built during the Vietnam war.
»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and visit the local floating market on a sampan.
DAY 1 : SYDNEY/MELBOURNE DEPARTURE
Fly from Australia to Vietnam, crossing the International Date Line.
DAY 2: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi. The rest of your day is at leisure for independent exploration – just catch sight of Hoan Kiem lake or explore the maze of streets in the city’s fascinating Old Quarter where you are certain to find something unique to buy.
DAY 3: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet you at the lobby of the hotel at 08:00 AM for a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes, and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969. and Ho Chi Minh Museum where tourists will learn much about his devotion for Viet Nam. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Visit the Temple of Literature. Although several Temples of Literature can be found throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, which also functioned as Vietnam's first university. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Lý Nhân Tông and is dedicated to Confucius, sages, and scholars. It is a vast structure that has existed to the present day. After lunch, We will explore the handicraft village of Bat Trang Pottery. Then Drive back to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple which worships Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao former general commander. We also observe the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake. Then we will bring you back to your hotel
DAY 4: HANOI FREE AND EASY - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (B)
Today you are free until 8.00 pm until you will be transferred to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Sapa. Overnight on a shared 4 berths cabin with A/C
DAY 5: SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN (B, L, D)
Pick up at Lao Cai station transfer to Sapa for breakfast and check-in hotel (if available). 12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’ mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have the opportunity to experience their daily life, work, and original custom. Home-stay at the Dzay local house.
Day 6: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI - SU PAN - SAPA (B/L)
Breakfast before start tour with 08 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through the bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the Car to return to Sapa by bus. Free at your own program until 17:00 Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi (schedule: 21:00 – 05:00)
DAY 7: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Our guide and the shuttle bus will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see everyday Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on the luxurious boat
DAY 8: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 4.30pm. Drop at the hotel in Hanoi. Free time on your own. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 9: HANOI FLY TO HO CHI MINH (B)
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel and transfer to Airport for the flight to HCMC. Upon arrival, you will be transferred directly to your hotel. After check-in, free for leisure and shopping in the local markets, Overnight in HCMC
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D)
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City around 8.am, we head to Mekong Delta, the land of nine dragons. Getting out of the city, you will see the mighty delta with its quaint rural landscape and immense waterway.
Arrive at Cai Be River Wharf around 10.am, we will get on our charming shuttle boat to reach Mekong Lodge, the green pearl of Mekong Delta. The boat transfer is part of the trip experience itself as it is your first contact with the Mekong’s fertile alluvial water, which shapes the richness of the land.
Disembark and welcome you to Mekong Lodge; our smiling staffs in local traditional costume await you at Mekong Lodge iconic front bamboo-shaped gate. Check in your private bungalows and enjoy a delicious lunch in our Mekong Riverside Restaurant.
Take some rest and begin our private walking tour to discover the nearby village around Mekong Lodge. We will visit families making coconut candy and brick to see the traditional production of goods in the Mekong Delta. Meet and talk with local people, known for their friendliness, warmth, and generosity.
Enjoy dinner with delicious Vietnamese food meticulously prepared and garnished by our skilled chefs. Our Riverside Bar is open until midnight.
DAY 11: MEKONG DELTA - CAI BE (B/L/D)
Begin our second day with buffet breakfast, then get on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on Tien River with hundreds of boats gathering for fresh produce trade.
Come back to Mekong Lodge to continue the discovery of Mekong Delta with cycling on its tranquil winding lanes and crossing canals. Take in the fresh air, beautiful view and taste some freshly picked fruit in local orchards.
In the evening, get some hands-on culinary experience by joining our Vietnamese cooking class. Our chefs will instruct you to prepare the Mekong Lodge signature dishes. Have fun and some interesting recipes to take home with. Enjoy dinner in a cozy atmosphere.
DAY 12: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH (B)
A full morning spent for relaxation at Mekong Lodge after 2 days of activities. Take your free time to walk around and discover Mekong Lodge unique design with inspirations from the local style. Our resort manager will be happy to show you around.
Around noon (11.am), check out and get on our boat back to Cai Be harbor. Travel back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City at 14:30. The three-day tour to the Mekong Delta ends here.
DAY 13: HALF DAY CU CHI TUNNELS (B)
Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour will bring you to a network of tunnels stretching over 250 km, have proven to be one of the most famous and historical aspects of the Viet Nam War. The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence. Digging and building of tunnels continued over the next 25 years until it was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals and command centers. The tunnels could house thousands of people who lived almost entirely underground for years. There, people led relatively normal lives, which included getting married and raising children. During the American War, the entire area of Cu Chi was designated as a free-fire zone; and was, therefore, heavily attacked and bombed. In 1988, two sections of tunnels were opened up for visitors. Now you have the chance to enjoy this wonderful and informative experience. Created with “moving parts” these structures were designed to liveable for long periods of time. And for those who are interested, there is an opportunity for you to fire off rounds from a war era M16 or AK47 at the nearby firing range. (This activity is optional; Fees for firing range are not included). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY LEISURE TIME (B)
Today you will have free time explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own peace.
DAY 15: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel, have a free leisure time until there will be a private car transfer you to the airport, and ready for your flight home.
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|Start Date||Availability||Price (Per person)|
|Tue 16 Apr 2019||15||1999 AUD|
|Tue 14 May 2019||15||2199 AUD|
|Tue 11 June 2019||15||2399 AUD|
|Tue 23 Jul 2019||15||2399 AUD|
|Tue 13 Aug 2019||15||1999 AUD|
|Tue 10 Sep 2019||15||1999 AUD|
|Wed 16 Oct 2019||15||2199 AUD|
|Wed 13 Nov 2019||15||2199 AUD|
|Wed 11 Dec 2019||15||2399 AUD|
√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off service
√All transportation mentioned above
√International Flights from Sydney/Melbourne to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney/Melbourne, operated by Air Aisa or similar. If you are traveling from a different city, please contact us.
√Domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh ( 20kg luggage ) by Viet Jet Air
√Night train from Hanoi to Sapa and from Sapa to Hanoi
√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)
√3 days/2 nights Mekong with home stay
√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
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
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