Day 1:Ha Noi arirval ( D)
Place & Transport: Hanoi arrival, transfer from the airport to hotel (Flight is not included).
Activities: Relax and shopping, water puppet show.
Meal: Welcomed dinner
Our tour guide & driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Street food tour around old qurater you will have time for eat local food
Evening highlight will be a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.
Day 2: Ha Noi city tour and Sapa by train( B, L)
Place & Transport: Overnight in the train to Lao Cai.
Activities: Visit some famous sites in Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast and luch
Enjoy a personally guided city tour where Hanoi’s rich history will be unraveled and local life revealed, including a traditional cyclo tour through the narrow ancient streets of the exotic Old Quarter.
The highlights of the tour today include:
* Hochiminh Complex
* The temple of Literature
* The museum of Ethnology
In the evening board the overnight train to Lao Cai near the Chinese border.
Day 3 Sapa - Trekking tour ( B, L)
Place & Transport: Sapa
Activities: Trekking, visit ethnic minorities.
Meal: Breakfast, lunch.
Arrive early morning and head into the hills of Sapa. Navigate small paths into valleys and along rivers, passing through small ethnic minority hill tribes such as the Black H’mong. They are proud of their culture and still keep their traditions and way of living, including their own language and traditional indigo blue, embroidered clothing. This evening, either hike into Ta Van village and stay overnight with a local family or return to the comfort of a hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa trekking and back to Ha Noi (B,L)
Place & Transport: Overnight on the train from Lao Cai to Hanoi.
Activities: Visit Red Dao, waterfall, trekking and explore the local markets.
Today visit the Red Dao people, stopping at a waterfall along the way. The Red Dao women wear colourful red embroidery and coins on their clothing and red scarves on their heads. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a Red Dao Legend. Afternoon at leisure in Sapa to explore local markets before boarding the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Day 5: Ha Noi - ha Long bay ( L, D)
Place & Transport: Halong Bay
Activities: Cruising, kayaking
Meal: Lunch and dinner
Arrival train station in Ha Noi car pick up go to hotel , take shower before go to Ha Long bay
8:00am bus pick up go to Ha Long bay
After an early traditional breakfast drive east to Halong Bay. With more than a thousand limestone peaks rising up from its emerald waters, this area is one of five World Heritage-listed sites in Vietnam. Spend the rest of the day exploring limestone caves, relaxing on the deck, swimming, or kayaking in secluded lagoons, followed by a seafood feast for dinner.
Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi and flight to Hue ( B, L)
Place & Transport: Flight to Hue
Activities: Swimming, visit cave in Halong Bay.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch
Wake up to the sun rising over the bay and enjoy an early morning swim, followed by breakfast and a visit to a spectacular cave. In the afternoon transfer to the airport and fly south to the ancient town of Hue.
Day 7: Hue city tour ( L, D)
Place & Transport: Hue
Activities: Visit some tourisrt sites in Hue City, boating along the Perfume River.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch
The cultural capital of Vietnam is rich with history, culture and religion. Spend the day exploring the Citadel, home to the Royal Palace and Forbidden City (now a UNESCO World Heritage site) before a sunset cruise along the Perfume River.
Day 8( B) Hue- Hoi An
Place & Transport: Transfer from Hue to Hoi An.
Activities: Walking, visit tourist sites and handicraft village.
After breakfast,drive to Hoi An via the coastal Hai Van Pass, visiting the Cham museum along the way. Afternoon in Hoi An at leisure to shop at the tailors or relax on the beach.
Day 9: Hoi An ( B, Lunch)
Place & Transport: Hoi An
Activities: Relax, shopping.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch
From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, and Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in highgrade 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, tailor 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.
After lunch we take a short boat trip to a nearby island to visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics, and also the boat building yards. Hoi An is now one of UNESCO's fifth World Heritage designated sites in Vietnam. Then, back to your hotel. Evening free at leisure.
Day 10: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh(B)
Place & Transport: Flight to Ho Chi Minh
Activities: Visit Ho Chi minh Tourist Sites
Free until transfer to airport for flight to Saigon.
Arrival Saigon, pick up and transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon you will have time visit Cu Chi tunes
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta ( B, L)
Place & Transport: Ho Chi Minh
Activities: Boating, visit handicraft village, visit floating market.
Meal: Breakfast, lunch
Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and we will drive to Cai Be. The program will start with the visit of Cai Be’s colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how rice paste, coconut candy, and pop-rice pop-corn is made.
Visit the handicraft village where you can see how they make rice-net for spring-rolls, fish sauce and Soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage proof.
A delicious lunch will be served at an ancient house over 170 years old or under the shade of local orchards on An Binh Island
After lunch, a traditional rowboat will take you deeper into the countryside on small canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. You’ll see the traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and the activities of the local farmers to see how they catch fish or pick up fruits using the ancient customs of the Mekong Delta.
Another stop can be made at a nursery garden where you will discover how the growers of the Mekong Delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. You can meet Mr Tiger and his son who are successful in Vietnam agriculture. We will enjoy different types fruit from his garden and homemade rice wine while listening to traditional music
The cruise will end at around 3.30 PM in Vinh Long town. Then we will drive back to Saigon.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - airport ( B)
Place & Transport: Transfer from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh to Tan Son Nhat Airport (Flight is not included)
Activities: Free on your own
You will be driven to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam.
Have a good journey and see you again!
• Accommodation at hotels.( 2 or 3 star hotel )
• Transfer by private air-conditioned car , van, bus...) as per program.
• English speaking guide for each area as being requested
• Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
• Breakfast (B); Lunches (L) & Dinner (D) as being mentioned
• Domestic flights (Hanoi – Hue, Danang - Ho Chi Minh) in economic class with airport' tax
• Boat trip as itinerary mentioned
• Vietnam Internal flight as program, economy class including all tax
• Hanoi and Lao Cai train station transfer.
• Visa for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
• All international flight and departure airport tax
• Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
• Travel insurance
• Other services not mentioned above