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Ha Noi - Sa Pa - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - HCM City - Can Tho 14 days

  • Itinerary:
    Ha Noi - Sa Pa - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - HCM City - Can Tho 14 days
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    VNPT0915
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Start in charming Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, ride a cyclo to dinner, and watch a performance of at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.

Full day city tour Hanoi. Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. Shop for impressive modern art in the city's many galleries. Also visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. Dine in French colonial villas converted into upscale gourmet restaurants.

Board the luxury Victoria Express train bound for remote Sapa, a mountain village near the Chinese border. Visit local markets where hill tribe minorities (including Hmong, Red Dao, Tay, Xa Pho and Giay) trade their goods. View spectacular waterfalls and drive through mountain valleys. Explore the hill station town of Sapa, and visit several villages where the tribes live. During free time, enjoy your mountain chalet hotel, where guests can enjoy fondue by the fire, swim, play tennis, and take mountain walks. Mountainous northern Vietnam is one of the best places in Asia to visit hill tribe villages and see dramatic mountains covered with terraced rice fields.

Return to Hanoi by train, travel to Halong Bay by road, guest’s board for an overnight cruise on a junk in Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone rock sculptures jut dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an ephemeral, fantastic landscape.

Next, fly to Hue, the former Imperial capital that is a quiet city renowned for the magnificent architecture of its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples, built under the Nguyen dynasty on the banks of the Perfume River.

Drive to Danang and stay several days at the beachfront Furama Resort. Nearby, see ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum or My Son, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. Visit atmospheric Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and riverfront port town crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets.

Fly from Danang to HCMC (formerly Saigon), the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. If desired, also visit the powerful War Remnants Museum. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street , the city's most upscale shopping boulevard with boutiques selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares.

Take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and watch an unusual, eclectic religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Dai, a unique fusion of world religions alternatively, spend the day cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Lao Cai

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai - Train back to Hanoi 

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Day 7: Hue  City Tour

Day 8: Hue - Danang - Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An Ancient Town

Day 10: Hoi An - HCMC

Day 11: Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnels 

Day 12: HCMC - Can Tho

Day 13: Can Tho - Ho chi Minh City

Day 14: HCM - Departure

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi Capital (D)

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Airport transfer to hotel

Water Puppet Show
Water Puppet Show

Arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Afternoon private walking city tour, visit local market. Evening water puppet performance. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Lao Cai (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hanoi to Lao Cai - Train & Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature

HCM Mausoleum
HCM Mausoleum

Full Day City Tour in Hanoi: Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more.

Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. Shop for impressive modern art in the city's many galleries. Also visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Your adventure trip to Sapa begins with an overnight train from Vietnam’s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L)

Place & Transport: Sapa - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Take a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat

Cat Cat Village
Cat Cat Village

The train arrives at Lao Cai train station at approximately 6:00 a.m. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. 

Once at Sapa, you will check-in hotel (Early check-in subject to availability). Have breakfast at the hotel restaurant then enjoy a free morning to explore around town. In the afternoon there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong hill tribe’s minority peoples. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai - Train back to Hanoi (B/L)

Place & Transport: Sapa to Hanoi - Train & Transfer

Today’s Activities: 3-4 hours trek to villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van

Ta Van Village
Ta Van Village

Following breakfast, you explore the Sapa Sunday market and then set out on our 3-4 hours trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. We will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village. You are transfered to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Place & Transport: Hanoi to Halong Bay - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Go sightseeing Halong Bay - world nature wonder

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay

Arrive in Hanoi around 5am. Pick up from here, transfer to local restaurant for breakfast and morning coffee. Leave Hanoi for Halong by private vehicle at 8:30 a.m. arriving at the jetty around 12:30 p.m. Our crew welcomes you on board the Deluxe Cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink; check-in your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served. At that time, we will begin our 3.5 hours cruise through mystic 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, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Then head to Luon cave, enjoy swimming, sun bathing. Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner and for the night owls, there is an option of night fishing. Overnight on cruise.

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)

Place & Transport: Halong Bay to Hue - Flight & Transfer

Today’s Activities: Relax

Figting Cock Islet
Figting Cock Islet

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emeraude water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.), swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. At 9:30 a.m., our boat cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cabin check-out is at 11:45 am. Our boat arrives at the harbor by noon. Drive directly from Halong to Hanoi airport for your short flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. At leisure. Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue Old Capital (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hue - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, Imperial Museum, Tu Hieu Pagoda and the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside market

Hue Royal Palace
Hue Royal Palace

Today we explore this fabulous city. We start with a visit to the Citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor's private residence. The Imperial City created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. There are many palaces and temples inside. We also visit the Imperial Museum, The Tu Hieu Pagoda and the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside market. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hue to Hoi An - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Take a private boat for cruising the romantic Perfume River, visit Lady Pagoda

Rising up in the ancient land, enjoy your breakfast in the hotel. Then, board a private boat for cruising the romantic Perfume River, visit

Lady Pagoda
Lady Pagoda

(Thien Mu Pagoda), the ornate Minh Mang's tomb. We will enjoy lunch before disembarking the Dragon boat.

Leave the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Hue for Hoi An, We will travel over the Hai Van pass, stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and handicraft villages on the foot of Marble Mountain before arriving in Hoi An. Once in Hoi An, we will check into our hotel and have some free time to explore. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hoi An - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, and the Japanese Bridge

Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town

From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An - HCMC (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City - Flight & Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Reunification Palace , Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, Giac Lam Pagoda, China town.

Remnant War Museum
Remnant War Museum

Leaving Hoi An, we make the 60 minute drive from Hoi An to Danang Airport. From Danang we take the one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where we transfer directly to our centrally located hotel. We embark on a city tour of Saigon including The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, Remnant War Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, China town with ancient pagodas and temples, and bustling Binh Tay Market. Overnight in HCMC.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh to Cu Chi Tunnels - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh & Cu Chi Tunnels

Cao Dai Temples
Cao Dai Temples

This morning we drive to Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to HCMC at around 6 pm. 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 a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. The temple's exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of religious symbols. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels

Trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.

Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. Overnight in HCMC.

Day 12: HCMC - Can Tho (B/L)

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit delta & snake farm Dong Tam and VinhTrang pagoda

Mekong River
Mekong River

Leave HCMC to lush My Tho where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine, visit VinhTrang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda before heading Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 13: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Place & Transport: Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Take boat trip to join in the Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang Floating Market
Cai Rang Floating Market

Wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day. Take boat trip to join in the Cai Rang floating market - one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel through myriad canals. Lunch at local restaurant before return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in HCMC.

Alternative for people can wake up early: Join in Floating market by “The Lady Hau” cruise. Enjoy breakfast on the "Lady Hau" while cruising to the floating market. When the "Lady Hau" arrives at Cai Rang floating market, guests are transferred to a local traditional boat to enter the market. Then, continue cruising with the hotel's guide along narrow creeks to visit a noodle factory and an orchard. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel by local boat throughmyriad canals. (Starting at 6:30 AM, the Lady Hau cruise and tour extension takes around 4 hours; minimum 4 persons).

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure - Flight not included

Today’s Activities: Hotel transfer to airport

Transfer to the airport ready for your departure. Wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for using our services- Discovery your way.

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Valid from now until 30 Dec 2016

Tour Category

Number of Persons in Group - Tour cost per person (in USD)

1

2

3-4

5-6

7-9

10-14

Sgl Sup

3 STAR

2,435

1,779

1,560

1,385

1,310

1,254

 

4 STAR

2,847

2,191

1,973

1,798

1,723

1,666

 

5 STAR

3,363

2,707

2,488

2,313

2,238

2,182

 

 

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♦ Centrally Located Hotels

  Authentic Vietnamese Food as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

  Train ticket Hanoi-Lao;Cai-Hanoi, shared in 4-berth cabin

  Private Boat Trip in Halong Bay

  Private boat trip in Mekong Delta

  Private Car and Driver

  Flight & Transfer in Vietnam

  Private English Speaking Guides

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♦ International Airfare Tickets to enter & leave Vietnam

♦ Vietnam Entry Visa Fees

♦ Single Room Supplement

♦ Personal expenses

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♦ Tips and gratuities

♦ Other services not mentioned above.

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