Duration:16 Days 15 Nights.
There will be a two week with full of memorial about Vietnam people, landscapes and culture with our best sales tour – Vietnam Discovery which start from Hanoi capital to hill tribe of minority people in Sapa, scenic of Halong bay before historical site of Hue.
Our relaxation offers in Hoian beach and Nhatrang maybe the highlights of your time in Vietnam. Trip concludes in Saigon after going down to Mekong Delta to meet and stay with friendly people on special home stay program.
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Sapa - Cat Cat Village
Day 4: Lao Chai - Ta Van - Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue
Day 7: Hue City
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang
Day 10: Nha Trang - Sai Gon
Day 11: Saigon City
Day 12: Saigon - Cu Chi - Cao Dai Temple
Day 13: Sai Gon - Mekong
Day 14: Mekong - Saigon
Day 14: Saigon Departure.
Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi ( D )
When you arrive in Hanoi you will be met and receive a free transfer from the airport to your city hotel. Rest of your day will be free for your exploration to Hanoi capital. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 : Hanoi City tour ( B, L, D)
Today is our chance to see Hanoi. We will see the highlights of the city: Ho Chi Minh's Residence and Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and a famous Pagoda. After lunch we visit the Hanoi Museum and enjoy a cyclo tour of the French Quarter and its teeming streets filled with fascinating shops. Again you sleep in the Hanoi hotel.
Day 3: Arrival Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat (B, L, D)
Private car/van picks up at Lao Cai station and transfer to hotel, start Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van Tour. Check in hotel and enjoy breakfast. Soft trek to Cat Cat village inhabited by Black H'mong ethnics, visit former hydropower station, waterfall and enjoy the nice landscapes of green forests, and mountain and fresh atmosphere here. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Free to explore Sapa town and market. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Hanoi (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel before. Start trekking downhill to Y Linh Ho and Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of hill tribes here.
Communication exchange with local people in Lao Chai village. Have lunch at restaurant, continuing trekking through villages and rice terraced fields toTa Van village settled by Dzay ethnic. which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Return hotel to take shower and have dinner before transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station. Arrive Hanoi at 5h00 am tomorrow.
Day 5 : Hanoi – Halong ( B, L, D)
After breakfast we take a coach to the fabulous Halong Bay, created in Vietnamese folklore by a descending dragon. We will have our own boat, built in the style of a Chinese junk, opulently decorated. After we set off we have a terrific silver service lunch on board as we head for the Sung Sot cave and its limestone structures. In the soft Vietnamese night you can try your hand at fishing. You sleep anchored in the bay, rocked by the gentle ocean waves.
Day 6 : Halong – Hanoi – Overnight train to Hue ( B,L,D )
We continue cruising on the bay until just after lunch when we dock again at Halong City. Our coach will meet us and return us to our Hanoi. Dinner before get on the overnight train to Hue.
Day 7 : Hue - City tour ( B, L, D )
After the morning arrival in Hue we check into our hotel. We go to a restaurant for lunch before boarding our private Dragon Boat on the Perfume River, so named because of the Emperor's incense burner while establishing the site of the Forbidden City. We make two stops to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and Tu Duc's Tomb. That night we sleep in the hotel in Hue.
Day 8 : Hue – Hoian ( B, L, D )
Our coach takes us to Hoi An today. Hoi An is one of the prettiest towns in Vietnam and a multi - cultural trading centre from ancient times. We lunch in a restaurant beside the river before undertaking a heritage walking tour, visiting historic sites of the old quarter and the sprawling marketplace. Hoi An is famous for its tailoring shops and men and women on the tour will be able to have clothes made for them overnight which can be delivered to our hotel before we leave in the morning. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Nhatrang ( B, L, D )
We break the trip to HCM city with a visit to Nha Trang, and to save time we will make a short flight. The coach takes us to Da Nang airport for the flight to the Vietnamese "holiday paradise" of NhaTrang where there are many options such as mud baths, island boat trips and an 8km long beach. This is your opportunity to relax a little from the pace of the tour to date with two days in this holiday town. We sleep in a local hotel tonight.
Day 10 : Nha Trang Relaxation - Fly to Saigon (B)
Free time to make your own interest. Tours to the countryside or snorkeling tours on Nha Trang Island is suggested. And in the middle afternoon take the flight to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 11: Saigon City (B, L, D)
AM: We take an early flight this morning at 7:45 am, arriving to Saigon at 8:40 am, transfer downtown and check-in at our hotel before our city tour of bustling Saigon started.
PM: Visit the Binh Tay Market in Cho Lon; stopover at Thien Hau, a 150 year old Chinese Temple; then to a Lacquer wares workshop and the Jade Emperor pagoda. In the afternoon visit the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office. We'll drop you off at your hotel around 5:30 pm.
Day 12 : Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel - Cao Dai Temple ( B, L, D )
AM: Getting started at 08 am from your hotel, transferring to Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is an odd mix of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep.
PM: Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attr giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the war must have been like. Our team will drop you off in Ho Chi Minh city at 5.00 PM.
Day 13 : Saigon - Mekong Delta ( B, L, D )
From HCM City we travel south west by coach to the Mekong Delta area for another home-stay at Vinh Long. We transfer from the coach to boat, as the best way to get around and see life on the Mekong is on the water. Previous tour members have said that these opportunities to meet the locals are the highlight of the tour.
Day 14 : Mekong Delta – Saigon (B, L, D )
We come back to HCM City by coach via a lunch stop at Trung Luong Restaurant, a large and interesting collection of separate open buildings in which we can sample some of the best cuisine that Vietnam can offer while we watch the river traffic pass. After the return to the city we have left the afternoon free for shopping or the option of a visit to the War Museum.
This evening we have our Farewell Dinner with the tour leader on the Saigon River during an evening boat cruise.
Day 15 : Saigon departure ( B )
This is the saddest day of all – the day we must say goodbye to our new friends, both local and tour members as we go our separate ways to return to our homes. We receive a group photograph, exchange contact details and catch the coach to Tan Son Nhat airport for our flights back home. See you again soon.
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