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October 12, 2015

Highlight of Vietnam Holiday

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Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

hanoi water puppet Dinner

Xin chào! Welcome to Vietnam. You are picked up at Noi Bai Airport and transferred to the hotel. In the late afternoon, you will attend a water puppet show which is the most impressive show that you cannot forget Vietnam. A welcome dinner is served at the local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Hanoi.

 

 

 

Day 2 Hanoi – Lao Cai/Sapa by nigh train

stele-temple-of-literatureBreakfast + lunch

This morning, you will visit famous Ho Chi Minh complex comprising his Mausoleum, former residence, the impressive house on stilts and view the One Pillar Pagoda. The One Pillar Pagoda, formally Diên Hựu Tựis a historic Buddhist temple. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Pagoda, as one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples. In the next step, you will learn more about the historical and cultural events at the peaceful Temple of Literature, known as the Vietnam’s first university since the 11th century.In the afternoon, you will take a hour by cycle to visit the old quarter, you continue walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and visiting Ngoc Son Temple which to be the heart of Vietnam. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai and the mountainous region near the Chinese border.

 

Day 3 Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sapa by car

Afternoon stroll through Bac Ha marketBreakfast + lunch

Arriving at Lao Cai Station around 05:00 Am. You are welcome by a local guide at Lao Cai station. Breakfast then transfer 60 km to the morning Sunday Bac Ha Market, the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).

In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on the way to Sa Pa.

 

Day 4 Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai Station night train back to Hanoi.

ta-van-sapa-vietnamBreakfast + lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, you start the tour with 6 km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue on 2km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong. Lunch at a local family, and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. It gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike. Spend the afternoon at leisure in Sapa before returning to Lao Cai to board the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Note*: The day in Bac Ha must be on Sunday. It can be organized flexibly on day 1 or day 2.

Day 5 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay by car

Halong-bay-cruiseBreakfast + lunch+ dinner

Arrive in Hanoi at around 5 am. A day room will be available, so you can shower and freshen up before breakfast. At around 8 am start your journey to Ha Long Bay and arrive at around midday to board a traditional junk for an overnight cruise. Ha Long Bay is widely considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. Thousands of towering pillars of sea and wind-carved limestone karst make the bay an unforgettable sight. Check in cruise and enjoy a lunch, explore some of the huge limestone caves dotted around the bay and visit a floating fishing village. Then the captain will find a secluded spot where you can swim, soak up the sun on the top deck, or try your hand at kayaking. In the evening enjoy a seafood feast for dinner. Overnight on Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 6 Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Hue by air

folk-song-quan-hoBrunch

Early morning, Tai Chi or Yoga exercise will be guided on the Sundeck. Kayaking is available for discovery bay. Continue exploring the magnificent Ha Long Bay and some of the many caves during the voyage. Check out boat at 10:00 then transfer to the airport, take the flight to Hue. On the way, stopover at Do temple in Bac Ninh province. This temple was building during the Le Dynasty and has been altered several times since. The major reconstruction took place under the reign of Le Trung Hung in the 17th century. Then you enjoy traditional music show “Quan Ho” or called Quan Ho Folk song. On arrival Hue, you are picked up by tour guide and transfer to the hotel in Hue.

 

Day 7 Hue city by car

Breakfast + lunch

Hue is one of Viet Nam’s most cultural and historical cities once ruled by the Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. This morning, you take time to visit the impressive tomb of King Minh Mang and Tu Duc. Cruise on the Perfume River and to see the Old Thien Mu Pagoda. In the afternoon, you will visit the Forbidden Citadel and the crowded market of Dong Ba where you may be interested in bargaining for some priceless souvenirs. Overnight stay in Hue.

 

 

Day 8 Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An by car

Cham museumBreakfast + lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive south to the famous Non Nuoc beach, crossing the spectacular Hai Van Pass to reach Da Nang. You visit the Cham museum and Marble Mountain; continue to Hoi An. Check in the hotel.

In the afternoon, you can spend a fabulous day exploring the local produce market and free time.

 

 

Day 9 Hoi An city by car

HoianBreakfast + lunch

In the morning, enjoy a walking tour of this charming traditional town now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the Japanese Bridge, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, the ancient house Tran Phu and the Hoi An museum. Enjoy shopping with tailor made clothing, lanterns, shoes and food or, just relax on the beach.
Spend the rest of time at leisure on the beach or having clothes made by one of the expert, inexpensive tailors Hoi An is famous.

Day 10 Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City by air

Notre-Dame-CathedralBreakfast + dinner

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, you are picked up and transfer to the airport, continuing take the flight to the South of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City. You are passing outside the Re-Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. Inside you can visit the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces you are controlled, and, most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975. A second stop is at the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam.

In the evening, you may like to enjoy a cruise down the Saigon River, complete with local entertainment and a fantastic traditional and international buffet dinner.

 

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh by car

mekong delta tourBreakfast + lunch

Explore the heart of the Mekong Delta on a traditional sampan cruise in Cai Be. Visit floating markets and get a feel for a way of life that has changed little for centuries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a superb restaurant on the banks of the river before returning back to Ho Chi Minh City for some free time.

 

 

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Breakfast 
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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Country: Việt Nam
Region: Hanoi
City: Hanoi
Address: No 144, Song Phuong
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