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EMOTION VIETNAM 19 DAYS 18 NIGHTS

Overview

Vietnam’s history is rich with legend, tradition, determination and adaptation. An all-encompassing trip visiting the highlights of this vibrant country. From the dynamic Saigon, Mekong Delta River, charming Hoi An town, historic Old Royal City in Hue to the architectural splendor of Hanoi, this is sometime called Land of Rising Dragon, the spectacular Halong Bay, this trip captures the best of Vietnam from South to North.

ITINERARY BY DAY

Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Ha Noi
Day 02: Ha Noi city tour
Day 03: Ha Noi- Perfume Pagoda
Day 04: Ha Noi- Ninh Binh - night train to Sapa
Day 05: Sapa tribal Village
Day 06: Sapa tribal Village
Day 07: Sapa- night train to Ha Noi
Day 08: Ha Noi- Ha Long Bay
Day 09: Ha Long Bay- Ha Noi
Day 10: Ha Noi- Hue
Day 11: Hue- Da Nang- Hoi An
Day 12: Hoi An - Free leisure time
Day 13: Da Nang- Nha Trang
Day 14: Nha Trang- Free leisure time
Day 15: Nha Trang- Free leisure time
Day 16: Nha Trang- SaiGon
Day 17: SaiGon- Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 18: MeKong Delta
Day 19: Saigon Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi
Indochina Today Travel tour guide & driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. If time permits, we will have a brief city tour in Hanoi visiting: the Old Quarter, and HoanKiem Lake.
Welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Evening highlight will be a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Ha Noi City tour
Have breakfast in the hotel and enjoy a full day City Tour.
The visit includes most of the City’s outstanding historical and cultural sites.
- The complex of Ho Chi Minh historical sites, also called the political center of Vietnam.
- Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
- Hanoi Opera House and HoanKiem Lake
- HCM’s Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda
- Visit Museum of Ethnology
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Ha Noi - Perfume Pagoda
Departing Hanoi at 08.00 we have a two hour drive through the picturesque countryside and back roads to the village of Duc for some refreshments before boarding our boats for a 1.5 hour ride along the scenic Yen River. After this we will walk to the ThienTru Pagoda (Heavens Kitchen) and the Perfume Cave and Pagoda - an hour walk in total. On our way back we visit GiaiOan and Tuyet Son Pagodas. Lunch will be at one of the little food stalls near ThienTru Pagoda. After lunch the boat will take us back to our car for the drive back to Hanoi. We arrive in Hanoi around 18.00.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 4: Ha Noi- Ninh Binh - night train to Sapa
8.00 am: Drive 2 hours through the northern countryside to Tam Coc. Embark on an open river sampan for a 3 hour cruise along the Ngo Dong River flowing peacefully between 2 spectacular limestone mountain ranges. Enjoy the wonders of nature. Feel the peace and quiet. And bring along your camera! After lunch drive along the wonderful route of Vietnam’s “Inland Ha Long Bay “through villages, rice fields and impressive limestone mountains. Enter HoaLu, the capital city of Vietnam before 1010 AD, and discover an important piece of the country’s early history in the “Ancient Capital ". Transfer back to Ha Noi train station for night train to Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: On Train

Day 5: Sapa tribal Village
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. The drive to Sapa takes around 1.5 hours to make our way up the mountains. Once at Sapa, we will check into hotel, we have freshened up and breakfast at the hotel. At 10am from the hotel there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, and Sinchai villages home to the Hmong hill tribe’s minority peoples. As we 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. Return to Sapa in the afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 06: Sapa tribal Village
After breakfast we will take a jeep along the valley to Rose Garden. From here we will trek into the verdant villages and rice field to Lao Chai and Tavan villages. Ta Van is the village in northern Vietnam in habited by the color fully-dressed Dzay ethnic minority. Opportunity to learn and see H’mong people working with natural weaving and dying .This village is supposed to be one of the most beautiful areas in these regions. In the afternoon walk to Ham Rong Mountain for a birth eye view to MuongHoa valley and Fansipan Mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 07: Sapa - night train to Ha Noi
Free leisure time until to transfer to Lao Cai Station to take the train to Ha Noi.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On Train

Day 08: Ha Noi arrival - Ha Long Bay
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, hotel was prepared for bath and have breakfast. Before leaving to Halong Bay, it takes about 3.5 hours. Arrive toHalong bay you will board to cruise around Halong bay and soak in the misty atmosphere of this world heritage site. Halong bay is a breathtaking secluded bay with over 3,000 limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf. It is one of the most magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and has been referred to as the 8th wonder of the World. The area of about 1500sq km is dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes, created over thousands of year by the waves and wind. You will have the opportunity to swim from your boat and explore some caves. You will enjoy a seafood feast for lunch on board. We will continue our excursion around this stunning bay until the sun comes down.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Boat

Day 09: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi
Today you will have time to explore the stunning Halong bay. Continue visit caves, islands and swimming on beautiful beaches. Transfer back to Ha Noi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 10: Ha Noi - Hue
Today we take the flight to Hue. Transfer to hotel in city.
In the afternoon, we discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 11: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
Morning boat cruise on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh Mang Royal Tomb.
Leave Hue drive Southward to Hoi An (140km) with a stop at scenic beach of Lang Co for a drink then drive over the 500m high Hai Van pass. From top of the pass, on nice days, you can enjoy the whole vista of Danang, the Tien Sa seaport, Son Tra Peninsula, Cham island and long sandy beaches. You can also stop to visit Mable Mountain before proceeding to Hoi An. Check in your hotel.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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 12: Hoi An - Free leisure time
Today, you will have free time to explore Hoi An by yourselves. There are lots of things that you can do in Hoian. The Cua Dai beach - long and white sand is just a short distance from the hotels where you can swim and relax. Cycling in this peaceful town is also a memorable experience as you discover the old town and its nearby handicraft village (Kim Bong carpenter village, TraQue herb planting village)
Most of hotels in Hoian provide bicycle for free up to availability or for rent with low cost. Hoi An is also very famous for clothes and shoes tailor – made with high quality and very reasonable prices
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 13: Hoian - Da Nang - Nha Trang
Take morning flight to Nha Trang. Transfer to our hotel in Nhatrang. Free at leisure. You will have 3 days at leisure to enjoy the beach or explore Nha Trang by yourselves.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 14: Nha Trang- Free leisure time

Free at beach .Overnight in Nha Trang

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 15: Nha Trang- Free leisure time

Free at beach .Overnight in Nha Trang

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 16: Nha Trang - SaiGon
Free leisure time until transfer to airport for your flight to SaiGon. Upon arrival, pick up and drive to hotel in city. Free at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 17: SaiGon- Cu Chi Tunnel
AM: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence.
PM: Tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, takes in the former The Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, shopping at Ben Thanh Market.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 18: Me Kong Delta
We set off this morning for a drive through the Mekong Delta to Cai Be floating market. Here we will board our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for a sumptuous Delta lunch, before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Following these visits we will once again board our vehicle for the drive to Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 19: Departure
Free at leisure until the departure transfer to airport for your flight home.

Trip Includes:

  • Accommodations (double/twin sharing) with daily breakfast
  • Transportation by A/C car as itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flight tickets (Vietnam Airline – economy class)
  • Boat trips specified the tour program
  • All entrance, permission and visiting fees
  • Purified water and wet towel.
  • Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi

*Trip Excludes:

  • Visa stampinto Vietnam
  • Personal travel insurance
  • International flights
  • All personal expenses
  • All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide.