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Vietnam exploration 21 days

Destination:  Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoian - My Son - Nha Trang  - Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Phu Quoc - Saigon
Duration:  21 Days/20 Nights
Starting: Hanoi Capital, Vietnam
Ending: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
Price of the trips: US$ per person - Option 3 star hotel

Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for relax. Overnight at proposed hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi Joining Tour – Lao Cai (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel, start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One Pillar pagoda. Continue to visit Literature Temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi. PM: Visit Ethnological Museum where you can look at the cultural of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. After that we drive to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda which is on West Lake. After that, the last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) with Ngoc Son Temple. Relax then transferred to the railway station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Joining (B, L)

Upon arrival in Lao Cai (at: 06:00), transferred to Sapa by car. Have breakfast. Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Catcat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather… overnight at the Sapa Hotel.

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Hanoi – Joining (B, L)

Breakfast before private car transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Trek back to main road and the car take you back to Sapa, transferred to Lao Cai for dinner the take the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay on Phoenix Cruiser – Joining (L, D)

The train arrives in Hanoi at 5:00 AM, you will be picked up and transferred to a hotel nearby to relax then at 8:00 AM thu bus will pick you up and drive to Halong. Arrive at 12:00noon. At Halong port, our Crew welcomes you on Junk, enjoy welcome drink & check into your cabin. Lunch with seafood will be served right after. At 13:00, boat starts 3.5 hours cruising into Halong bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster’s face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, to a Floating Fishing village to se this unique way of life... and then explore Luon cave (from 16:40 to 17:30). There will be lots of time for swimming, sun bathing. Enjoy a great sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)

Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscapes with a cup of tea, coffee, fresh fruits. Sitting on the upper deck, we can enjoy the breath - taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay. The quiet is almost eerie; we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze. And then explore Sung Sot (Amazing) cave (8.00 to 9:00), swim and relax at Titop beach At 9:24, boat start cruising back and brunch buffet will served from 10:30 to 11:30, check out procedure at 11:35. Arrive at harbor by 12:00 noon, and drive back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at 04:00 PM. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi – Hue (B)

AM: Free & easy PM: Fly to Hue at 13:40 PM. Arrival Hue at 14:50 PM, check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue city tour – Joining (B, L)

AM: Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue – Hoi An (B)

In the morning, we drive to Hoi An ancient town via the Hai Van Pass and visiting the narrow streets of the town for the rest of of the day. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An – My Son – Joining (B)

Have a joining excursion to My Son, Vietnam’s most evocative Cham site recently named by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The Cham people considered this area, in the shadow of Cat’s Tooth Peak, the domain of the Gods, and it served as the religious and intellectual center of the culture. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoian – Nha Trang (B)

After breakfast, transferred to Da Nang airport for flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival in Nha Trang you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 12: Nha Trang Tour – Joining (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, the off shore islands around Nha Trang with the Mun mot island. Enjoy your swiiming and beach activities. Lunch at Tam island with fresh seafood. Return to Nha Trang. Dinner on guest account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 13: Nha Trang – Saigon (B)

AM: Free & easy PM: Fly to Saigon at 16:35 PM, arrival in Saigon at 17:35 PM, check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 14: Saigon City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels – Joining (B, L)

We start our tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this sight are some of the best French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Here anything and everything is for sale. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Turn back to Saigon for check in and relax. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 15: Saigon – Mekong Delta (B, L)

8:00 Pick up at hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stilhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Can Tho for check in and overnight.

Day 16: Mekong Delta – Saigon (B)

8:00 After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the “monkey Bridge “in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Then transferred back to Saigon for overnight.

Day 17: Saigon – Phu Quoc (B)

After breakfast, transferred to the airport for flight to Phu Quoc Island at 10:15 AM. Upon arrival at 11:15 AM, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Day 18, 19: Phu Quoc (B)

Free & easy. Discover the beauty of Phu Quoc Island by your own way.

Day 20: Phu Quoc – Saigon (B)

After breakfast, transferred to the airport for flight to Saigon at 11:15 AM. Upon arrival at 12:15 AM, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 21: Saigon – Departure (B)

Relax until transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.

US$ per person - Option 3 star hotel
Inclusions of the trip
  • Joining tours at places as indicated in program
  • Private hotel rooms
  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Private transportation with 4 seat car at places as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class – Vietnam Airlines
    • Hanoi – Hue
    • Da Nang – Nha Trang
    • Nha Trang – Saigon
    • Saigon – Phu Quoc
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
  • Boat trip at places
  • Letter of Visa upon arrival in Vietnam
Exclusions of the trip
  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes

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