11 Days discover many scenics of Vietnam
HANOI - HALONG - SAPA - NINH BINH - HUE - HOI AN - HCM - MEKONG - CU CHI
Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on an incredible eleven days adventure in Vietnam. Discover the stately capital Hanoi, the lush hills of the Sapa region, the stunning limestone scenery of Halong Bay, the marvelous landscape of Tam Coc, the majesty of historic Hue, the fairytale atmosphere of Hoi An, the glorious waterways of the Mekong Delta and the dynamic streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Explore not only the main highlights of the cities, but also the remote countryside, well away from the tourist crowds. A homestay in a minority Village, nestled in the rice fileds, is a chance to trek through minority villages and experience Vietnam at its sleepy best.
Day 1: On Arrival pick up and transfer to a hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and wander the Old Quarter to admire the city’s French-colonial architecture. Hotel stay overnight.
Day 2: Early bus ride to a hill tribe village in Sapa. Afternoon, strolling around explore ethnic people & landscape surroundings. Homestay in a peacefull ethnic village.
- Day 3: Trekking through stunning rice terraces and experience the hill tribe minority daily primitive life. Bus ride back Hanoi.
- Day 4: Bus ride to Halong bay for a spectacular cruise, kayaking and stay overnight onboard in this magical bay. Onboard overnight in the bay.
- Day 5: More sightseeing cruise for a cave visit and have lunch before heading back to habour. Bus drive to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh. Homestay overnight in a small village.
- Day 6: Tam Coc boat rowing among lush paddies, caves, country side biking & Explore the Acient Capital Hoa Lu. Catch the night bus to Hue at 9.00pm. Overnight on bus.
- Day 7: Explore Hue landscape, the historical vestage Hue Acient Citadel the Royal palace and Tu Duc Emperor's tombs, Thien Mu pagoda. Hotel stay overnight
- Day 8: Morning drive to Hoi An old town, experience multi amazing architectures of China, Japan, Europe. Shopping, taste local cuisines. Hotel stay.
- Day 9: Mornign discover Hoi an. Afternoon drive to Danang for the flight to HCM city. Free at leisure and stay overnight in hotel.
- Day 10: Discover Mekong river scenics as we take boat cruise through some small canes then drive to explore Cu Chi underground tunnels. Back to HCM for the night.
- Day 11: Prepare for departure back home.
- English speaking guide
- Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
- Meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 4 dinners
- Transport: Airport transfer, Boat, Overnight bus, Vehicle, 1 domestic flight "Danang - HCM"
- Drink & Beverage: Some welcome drinks, A big bottle of drinking walter delivered everyday.
- Accommodation based on twin share: Hotel (9nights), Homestay (2nights) Onboard ensuit mordem Cabin (1night), On Bus (2nights) Single room required extra payment.
THINGS NOT INCLUDED
- Travel Insuance, Tips & Gratuities, Drinks & Beverages, Personal Expenses, Visa arrangement, Airfares & Departure taxes
- tt. Sa Pa
- Quảng Ninh
- Thành phố Ninh Bình
- Thành phố Huế
- Quảng Nam
- Hồ Chí Minh
- Tỉnh lộ 15, Phú Hiệp, Củ Chi
- Thành phố Mỹ Tho
DAY 1: AIRPORT PICK UP
Welcome to Vietnam. You will be met by your driver outside as you exit the arrivals hall. Please look for the OCEAN TOURS welcome sign. If you cannot find the sign, please contact us by call the emergency number provided or WhatsApp. In the late afternoon we will have a group meeting being held in the hotel loby at 4pm ( time indicated in your final documents).
" If you arrive early in Hanoi. Let's take a taxi to visit the Temple of Literature, Army Museum and Hanoi Flag Tower or walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, surrounded by modern office buildings and ancient Buddhist temples. Watching the Walter Puppet Show, an unique traditional art perfomances by Vietnamese peasants hundreds of years ago, are highly recomended."
Airport Pick up, Hotel
DAY 2: HANOI - SAPA DISCOVER ETHNIC VILLAGES
Take the early drive "Lux Limousines Van" to Sapa at around 6.30am. You will arrive in Sapa town at around 1.00pm then our taxi pick you up drive to a peaceful hill tribe hamlet which 25km away from the town. On arrival, check in then take a rest for and prepare for the trekking exploration. Experience a scenic trek as you will trek along rice terrace fieds to the bamboo forest explore Seo Mi Ti village and Giang Ta Chai's waterfall and witness the daily life of the H'Mong and the Red Dao minority people. Afterwards back to Ta Van village for dinner.
Tonight we will enjoy some traditional cuisines in a local house of Giay Ethnic Minority, drinking typical rice wine and chatting with locals to study the ethnic minority culture and habits. Next, take a break, enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and insence of rice before going to bed. The bungalow you stay is quite simple which accommodating with comfort matress and ensuite private bath.
Transportations, Entrance Fees, Dinner, 8km Trekking Excursion, Local Eng-spk guide, Homestay in a bungalow.
DAY 3: HILL TRIBE VILLAGES TREK & RETURN HANOI
Tranguility sunrise, enjoy breakfast in stunning scenic surroundings. afterwards, starts for the scenic trek as you will walk on small trails along the Muong Hoa stream through the paddle fields, corn fields, hills, streams to Lao Chai village. Geat chance to witness the daily life of ethnic minority people; H'Mong, Dao, Giay and the way they tending their land and grazing their livestock.
Have lunch at a local restaurant then continue the trek to Y Ling Ho village. Take a break to visit a Junior school then continue trekking back to Ta Van village for a rest and pack up luggage. Next, our taxi will pick you up and drive to Sapa town where you have a short time to visit the town before cacthing the bus back to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi at about 10PM. Check-in at your hotel.
Transportations, Breakfast, Lunch, 14km Trekking excursion, Tour Guide, Sleeping bus, Hotel.
DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE
8:30 Depart for a 3hr bus trip through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong. Boarding the boat on arrival for a spectacular cruise on emerald green water through thousands of marvelous limestone islets which related to the legends of this mythical bay with amazing forms as Stone Dog Islet, Incense Burner Islet, Cock and Hen Islet, Finger Islet alike.
Sea breeze and salt air will soon increase your taste for fun while sipping on an ice cool welcome soft drink and enjoy a Vietnamese cuisine lunch.
Next, kayaking to Titop Island for a relaxing and swimming. Afterwards, return to the boat for a cooking class as our chief will teach you how to make a traditional spring roll then enjoy a simple sunset party, an unforgettable memory.
Evening, enjoy a tasty dinner in tranquility fresh ocean air. Next, your choice to try a traditional squid fishing you may catch some which is best way to taste it raw with mustard or go for an early sleep, a wonderful sleep on the mythical bay.
Transportations, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sightseeing Cruise & Kayaking Excursion, Eng-spk guide, Onboard stay overnight.
DAY 5: MORE CRUISE AND DRIVE TO NINH BINH
Doing some exercises in the tranquility sunrise and breakfast while the boat cruise hundreds of spectacular islets towards to Surprising Cave. Take a walk to discover inside the stalagmite cave you will know why the cave named Surprise.
Next, boarding back to the boat continue cruise for a marvelous sightseeing and have lunch while the boat heading back to Tuan Chau Harbour.
12.00 ends the cruise then take a bus drive to Ninh Binh with a sort break en route. Arriving in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh around 5.30, check in on arival. The homestay we stay tonight is a typical house of Kinh people at a small village. Tonight we will join in the family's typical dinner includes some traditional authentic cuisines. Eating, driking and chatting to study more traditional cultures and people. Next, take a sleep to refresh for the next day excursion.
Transportations, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Eng-spk guide, Homestay.
DAY 6: DISCOVER HOA LU - TAM COC & DRIVE TO HUE
Breakfast then discover Tam Coc the inland version of Ha Long Bay, as you will sit back and relax while a local villager rows a sampan boat along the Ngo Dong river, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of karst hills, seasonal rice fields while passing through three caves. Next, cycling along the countryside rivers and paddy fields to visit Bich Dong temple. Back town for lunch after all.
Afternoon, drive to Hoa Lu, strolling around the Ancient Capital visit the historical twin temples of Dinh King & Le King. Our guide will tell you the legend of this historical vestiges and the story of the king. Back to hotel for a rest and having dinner.
Evening catch the bus drive to Hue at 9.00. Overnight on sleeping bus.
Transportations, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Boating & Cycling Excursion, Eng-spk guide, Stayovernight on bus.
DAY 7: EXPLORE HUE CITY & ACIENT CITADEL
9.30 Arriving in Hue, check in, take a rest before discover Hue. We will start our city tour with a visit into the streets and wander over to the Citadel. It's within these two metre-thick and 10 kilometre-long walls that you'll find several of the city's best sites, from the many ornate pagodas to the Forbidden Purple City. Next, bus ride through the stunning surrounds, passing a village that specialises in making incense to learn about this acient art. We will also make a stop at Vong Canh Hill, home to the remains of American bunkers to take photos before continuing on to one of the impressive emperor's tombs, Tu Duc Tomb.
Tonight, it's free at your leisure to wander around town for a visit and try some local food.
Transportations, Entrance & Sightseeing Fees, Breakfast, lunch, Hotel stay overnight.
DAY 8: HOI AN DISCOVERY
Breakfast then take a bus drive to Hoi An as you will enjoy marvelous sightseeing along the journey. It takes about 4hr drive so you will arrive in Hoi An at around noon time, 1.00PM. Check in hotel on arrival.
Today its free at your leisure to explore this amazing acient & unique town which has been influenced over the years by Europe, China, Vietnam and Japan. The town was a major trading port from the 17th century onwards, and its old-school flavour is written all over its architecture. For a small town, it's pretty lively in places. In others, it's chilled out. The tour will take you down the streets that are being restored and look a lot like they did 100 years ago or more. You'll check out a historic house (formerly home to a prominent trader), the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall and a museum.
Transportations: Vehicle, Breakfast, Hotel stay overnight.
DAY 9: FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH " SAI GON "
Morning free at your leisure to discover the town. Afternoon, drive to Danang where we will visit to Cham museum and then continue to airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, transfer to hotel then time is free at leisure for relax or stroll around to visit the city.
Transportations: Vehicle & domestic flight, Breakfast, Hotel stay overnight.
DAY 10: DISCOVER MEKONG DELTA & CUCHI TUNNELS
7:30 AM - You will be picked up an head to Cu Chi a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km. Discover it then you will imagine the how magic of the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was "A Free Target Zone ". The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Great chance to try to shoot the an AK-47?
11:30 AM - You will depart for Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine.
1:30 PM - You will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you will take a rowboat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterward you will board the motorboat to cruise to the coconut island then disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea and wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers.
4:00PM - Enjoy some time strolling along the countryside roads to get to know the locals going about their day. Relax with the peaceful atmosphere, then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Transportations: vehicle & boat, breafast, lunch, sightseeing fees, Hotel stay overnight.
DAY 11: FLIGHT BACK HOME
Prepare luagage then drive to airport for the flight back home.
Transportations: Vehicle airport drop off