- Duration: 16 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places : 15 Seats
- Prix: FROM 1999 USD PER PERSON
Vietnam will surprise you with its rich traditional culture, a host of world heritage sites, stunning inland scenery, and world-renowned cuisine. Start your tour in Hanoi - Vietnam's colonially influenced atmospheric capital, escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities in Ba Vi countryside, then be ready to be amazed by the most famous bay in Vietnam with the "Dragon" in its name. Head to the South and discover the amazing network of Cu Chi tunnels which was used by Viet Cong during the Vietnam War then explore the life of locals alongside the mighty Mekong River. Feel the essence of the calming ocean in Phu Quoc which is raw beauty, immerse yourself with white sand and emerald water sea, stay close with nature and sunbathing on the beach.
»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.
»Sapa: Trekking to the incredible rice terraces and interact with multiple hill tribes in the area
»Hoi An: The peaceful essence of the atmosphere of Hoi An welcomes you to come and relax in this lantern town.
»Hue: Immerse in the beauty of the Imperial Citadel
»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife
»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and visit the local floating market on a sampan.
»Phu Quoc: An ideal holiday destination, famed by its raw beauty and a serene atmosphere
DAY 1: DEPART FROM LOS ANGELES
Fly from North America to Vietnam, crossing the International Date Line.
DAY 2: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, our guide will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Noi Bai International airport transfer to Hanoi Old Quarter and drop off at the hotel to check in. The rest of the day, you can stroll around the Old Town to get used to the City or just relax to recover from the jet lag.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: BAVI ECO TOUR (B/L)
Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, 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. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.
After that, you will wander 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 to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. 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 transfer between Ba Vi to your accommodation in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – SAPA BY LIMOUSINE (B)
Our driver will bring you to Sapa On the way you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of this road.
Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 5: SAPA – CAT CAT - Y LINH HO –TA VAN (B/L/D)
Met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and driver for a short road transfer heading to Cat Cat village. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before you trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch near the river.
After lunch, you head Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will spend the night in local house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby.
DAY 6: TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA (B/L) – LIMOUSINE TRANSFER TO HANOI
Once you get energy for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority. You will trek through a bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way, you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch.
After lunch, you continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here you start your journey back to Sapa by car and transfer back to Hanoi city.
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 HOI AN (B)
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel and transfer to Airport for the flight to Hoi An. Upon arrival, you will be transferred directly to your hotel. After check-in, free for leisure and shopping in the local markets
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 10: HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B)
Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon River.
(OPTIONAL TOUR: HOI AN ECO TOUR)
Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to a tour of the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also take a paddleboat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise.
In the afternoon, leisure time on your own exploring the ancient town or relaxing at the hotel.
DAY 11: HOI AN –TO HUE (B) BY BUS
Morning: Having breakfast at your hotel. Check in your hotel then our driver will meet you at lobby – transfer to Hue by bys
Afternoon: After arriving at Hue, checks in the hotel. Next, you are free to visit the city. For example, you can go sightseeing at the Thuan An Beach, Lang Co Beach, Garden House….or take some photos. Spend overnight in Hue.
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 12: ANCIENT CITADEL AND CYCLO TOUR (B/L)
08:00 Start your tour of Hue with a visit to the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument take a cyclo ride through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax, full of lotus flowers in Summer, there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. Drive onto Thien Mu Pagoda, constructed in 1601, the 21-meter tall tower is the centerpiece of the pagoda.
This afternoon, depart for the Mausoleum of Tu Duc, built decades before its occupant's death, the tomb was used as a palace retreat before becoming the Emperors’ resting place. Continue to Khai Dinh’s Tomb which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. If you wish, before visiting the tombs pass the city’s vibrant Dong Ba Market where a huge array of fresh produce is on offer.
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 13: HUE – FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel, then have free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport for your next flight to Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA ( OVERNIGHT AT HOMESTAY) (B/L/D)
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.
Stop over 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 (centrally located hotel/countryside-homestay)
DAY 15: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – FLIGHT TO PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)
Breakfast at the hotel/homestay 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.
Our driver will bring you to the airport. Take a flight from Can Tho airport to Phu Quoc
Check in hotel and overnight in Phu Quoc Island
DAY 16: PHU QUOC ISLAND LEISURE DAY(B)
Have leisure time today.
Accommodate at the hotel. (Meals: breakfast)
DAY 17: PHU QUOC ISLAND LEISURE DAY(B)
Have leisure time today.
Accommodate at the hotel. (Meals: breakfast)
DAY 18 : PHU QUOC – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH AND TIME TO SAY GOODBYE (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel then our tour guide will pick you up to the airport. Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends. (Meals: breakfast)
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√International return flights between Los Angeles to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to Los Angeles, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax. If you are traveling from a different destination, please contact us.
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