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Vietnam Holiday 14 days 13 nights

Overview
Hanoi, Sapa, Halong, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong Delta

This well placed tour encompasses all the must see sights of Vietnam – Historic Hanoi, light adventure to the colorful land of hill tribes – Sapa, a cruise around spectacular Halong Bay, the ancient capital Hue, multicultural Hoi An, the mystical Mekong Delta and the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh city

ITINERARY BY DAY

Brief Itinerary:

    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

    Day 2: Hanoi City Tours - Sapa

    Day 3: Sapa Tour

    Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi

    Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

    Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

    Day 7: Hanoi - Hue

    Day 8: Hue

    Day 9: Hue - Danang - Hoi An

    Day 10: Hoi An

    Day 11: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC)

    Day 12: HCMC - Mekong Delta - Can Tho

    Day 13 Can Tho - HCMC

    Day 14: HCMC departure

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

-Arrival Hanoi, Indochina Today Travel’s tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport.

- Transfer to your hotel in Hanoi central. Welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tours - Sapa

-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.: Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda.
  • Hanoi Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
  • Visit one of the museums in Hanoi Museum of Ethnology
  • Enjoy traditional water puppetry show and then get transferred to Hanoi Railways Station for night train to Laocai province (Sapa).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: On train

Day 3:  Lao Cai – transfer to Sapa

- The train arrives in Lao Cai at 05:00 am.

- Indochina Today Travel’s  tour guide and driver welcome you at Lao Cai Train Station. Drive uphill to Sapa.

-Have breakfast and short-break at our restaurant. After checking into hotel we can soak up the fresh climate as much as we want by spending time to wander around. The ethnic people are frequently seen in this hill town and small vendors along the street sell local textiles and handicraft.

-Lunch at restaurant.

- In the afternoon, we trek to Cat Cat village (2 km from Sapa town) where you will visit the village of Black H’mong hill tribes. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Sapa Valley.

- Evening: Free to discovery Sapa in the night. Overnight at hotel in Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi

- Morning with breakfast at hotel.

- Start a new day tour with a walking tour of Sapa market, then trek downhill from village to village around Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van area which are beautifully decorated by terraced-fields and the houses of H'mong, Red Zao and Zay people.

You have several levels for your trekking today from soft trek (2-3miles), medium trek (3-4 miles) and hard trek (5 miles +).

This is a great opportunity for taking photos of breathtaking landscapes of terraced paddies, green valleys, friendly hill-tribe people at home and work.

You will enjoy a home-hosted lunch in the village of Zay people.

Later in the afternoon a jeep or van will take you back to Sapa then drive to Laocai for you to take night train to Hanoi.

-Overnight on train.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: On train

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

-05.00 am: Arrival Hanoi railway station, hotel is prepared for you: have shower and breakfast and short break.

- 8.00am car will transfer you to Halong Bay. We go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: On Boat

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

- Early wake up with doing taichi excise and having breakfast onboard.

- Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi.

- Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi – fly to Hue

-Have breakfast at hotel

- Transferring to the airport to catch morning flight to Hue – city in the Central of Vietnam.

- Arrival Hue, Welcomed at the airport and transfer to the central.

- Check-in hotel upon arrival and take refresh for a while. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. We visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing. Free shopping in Dong Ba market.

- Overnight in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 8: Hue city tour

- In the morning, we will take boat trip along the scenic Perfume River for sightseeing and next stop will be the famous Thien Mu pagoda.

- visit the elaborate tombs of emperors Tu Duc andKhaiDinh. Your tour guide will give you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life.

- Back to hotel. Free and Overnight in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

 Day 9: Hue - Danang - Hoi An

- Morning transfer from Hue to Hoi An – one of the Heritage World (140km).

- You can also stop to visit Mable Mountain before proceeding to Hoi An.

- Arrival Check in your hotel and then have Lunch with famous local food.

-Afternoon, Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it.

- Back to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

 Day 10: Hoi Ancient Town

-Morning tour to visit local market and boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages.

- Back to hotel and 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.

- Evening: Free and Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – fly to  Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC)

-Free at leisure until transferring to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam's largest city has an exciting buzz as millions of people rush around on their daily business.

- Arrival in HCMC, Indochina Today Travel’s tour guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to hotel to refresh for a while and today you will visit all interesting sites and landmarks in Saigon City.

- We visit:  Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, and then we will proceed to see the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace governed by the US-pro government of Republic of Vietnam.

- Then we will visit the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War.

- Back to hotel for relax. Free in the evening and Overnight in HCMC

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC

Day 12: HCMC - Mekong Delta - Can Tho

-Early breakfast at hotel.

- Transfer from HCMC to Mekong Delta . We visit My Tho city. In the center of the town close to the river there is a large market that sells just about anything that can be eaten or is used in day to day business. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island, with lunch en route.

-Afternoon visit to a snake farm and then continue driving to Can Tho.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Day 13:  Can Tho - HCMC

- Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot.

At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong River to trade their goods.

- Drive back to HCMC with a lunch stop at My Tho.

- Arrival HCMC, Free and Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC

 Day 14: HCMC- Departure

Free at leisure until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport to take departure flight onward. HOME SWEET HOME.

Meals: Breakfast

*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.