INTENSIVE VIETNAM (14 Days, 13 Nights)
Day 1: HANOI
Arrival in Hanoi, the centuries-old beautiful capital of Vietnam, airport pick-up, hotel check-in, time at leisure. Enjoy a fantastic trishaw ride through the bustle and hustle of Hanoi Old Quarter and Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI (B)
Full day for exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi where old and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures mix together. Activities: a pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area, visit HCM Mausoleum, HCM’s stilt house and garden, the One Pillar pagoda. Take another pleasant walk at the beautiful Temple of Literature, Visit the Ethnology Museum. Finally take a fascinating walk through the famous 36 busy streets of the Old Quarter and shopping. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B-L-D)
Morning check out the hotel, transfer to Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site. Upon arrival, check in aboard a deluxe junk and start cruising. Enjoy fabulous seafood, stunning sceneries, and water activities: swimming, kayaking (exclusive), and fishing Overnight aboard
Note: In case of small parties from 2 pax to 3 pax, we will share a junk with other guests – No private guide on board – transfer to Halong by shuttle bus In case of your parties from 4 pax to 09 pax, we will share a junk with other guests – With private guide on board – transfer to Halong by private transport For any parties from 10 pax up, we will charter a junk – With private guide on board – transfer to Halong by private transport
More options can be discussed case by case.
Day 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI – LAO CAI BY NIGHT TRAIN (B-Brunch)
Morning continue the cruise along simply gorgeous sceneries including a very delicious brunch on board. Afternoon: drive back to Hanoi, boarding on the night train. Overnight on the train - 4 pax share a business air-conditioning cabin.
Note: In case of small parties from 2 pax to 6 pax, we will not send a guide to go on the train with the groups. For any parties from 7 pax up, we will arrange a guide to go on the train with the groups.
More options can be discussed case by case.
Day 5: LAO CAI – MOUNTAIN MARKET – SAPA (B)
Morning: early arrival at Lao Cai railway station, then take a scenic drive up the mountains to a colourful mountainous market of hill tribes in Muong Khuong/ Cao Son / Coc Ly etc. (depending on which date). Afternoon: drive back to Lao Cai and go on to Sapa, a tourist hub in North Vietnam. Hotel check-in and overnight in Sapa
Day 6: SAPA – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B)
8:00 after breakfast, start a nice trekking day to Y Lin Ho village and Lao Chai village of Black H’mong people and Ta Van village of Giay people. Then transfer back to Sapa by coach. Check out and transfer to Ta Phin village of Red Dao people. Enjoy a nice walk here. Then transfer to Lao Cai. Boarding the night train Overnight on the train - 4 pax share an air-conditioning cabin of 4 soft berths
Day 7: HANOI – HUE (B)
5:00 Early morning arrival in Hanoi, go to observe the Hanoi people doing exercises around the Hoan Kiem lake, and enjoy breakfast at the restaurant. Enjoy more city tour of Hanoi, visiting the West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan thanh temple 10:30 transfer to the airport to take a flight to Hue at 12:30 – 13:40, the last Royal capital of Vietnam, a World Cultural Heritage Site. Transfer to check in a hotel. Afternoon visit the Royal Citadel of Hue, enjoy a pleasant walk in this interesting area, then visit the amazingly full Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue
Day 8: HUE (B)
Full day enjoy Hue’s typical features: peaceful, traditional and beautiful. Activities: lovely boat trip on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda, King Tu Duc’s tomb, King Khai Dinh’s tomb. Free time on your own for exploring traditional villages and beautiful sceneries around Hue. Overnight in Hue
Day 9: HUE – HOIAN (B)
Morning check out the hotel and enjoy scenic drive to Hoi An via Danang, stop at the Fine Arts Cham museum and Marble Mountains in Danang. Arrival in Hoian, a very charming ancient town, another World Heritage site in Vietnam, check in a hotel. Overnight in Hoian
Day 10: HOIAN – MY SON (B)
Morning excursion to My Son, the former Religious capital of the Cham people, a world cultural heritage site. Enjoy the scenic landscapes and mysterious Cham arts and architecture Then enjoy a relaxing city walk to more than 200 years-old temples and houses: Hoian History Museum, Fujien temple, Japanese Pagoda bridge, Phung Hung Ancient house. Transfer back to the hotel for relaxation Overnight in Hoian
Day 11: HOI AN – HCMC – CU CHI (B)
Morning transfer back to Danang airport to take a flight to HCMC. Upon arrival, transfer to Cu Chi and visit Cu Chi Tunnel where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which provide shelters for Vietnamese guerrillas during the Vietnam War against American troops. Transfer back to HCMC to check in a hotel Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping in the city center Overnight in HCMC
Day 12: HCMC – MY THO – HCMC (B)
After breakfast, transfer to My Tho with the colorful outskirt life as well as picturesque rice fields along the journey. Arrive My Tho and get on a boat trip up Mekong River with a stop at the Thoi Son islet to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Visit the authentic life of the local and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. Enjoy an adventurous sampan ride in palm shading creeks. Then take the big boat to visit Hong Van Garden, visit bee farm, taste coconut candy, and drink tea - honey – lime here. And then, transfer back to HCMC Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping in the city center Overnight in HCMC
Day 13: HCMC (B)
Full day city tour, visit China town, Cho Lon market, Thien Hau temple, the Reunification Hall, the War Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral (1880) and Old Post Office (1886). Enjoy great shopping at many nice boutique shops, shopping malls, and the Ben Thanh market Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping in the city center Overnight in HCMC
Day 14: HCMC - DEPARTURE (B)
Free time till transfer to the airport for departure and with sweet memories with us
End of service
Price: USD/pax (Valid in 2015 & 2016)
(Except for: Christmas and New Year from 22 Dec 2015 to 08 Jan 2016 - Vietnamese Traditional New Year from 03 to 13 Feb 2016 + Christmas and New Year from 22 Dec 2015 to 08 Jan 2016)
Air tickets: (Air ticket prices are subject to change)
HAN - HUI: USD 105 /TICKET /WAY
DAD – SGN: USD 105 /TIC KET /WAY
or similar hotels
- Hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast (based on twin sharing)
- All meals indicated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- All ground transport on tour with A/C vehicles, trishaw, return train tickets, boats.
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and shows
- Visa application on arrival
- Local English and French speaking guides (other language on request)
- Daily cold bottles of water and towels
- International flight tickets to and from Vietnam - Domestic flights
- Personal Insurance
- Visa for Vietnam
- Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, tips, etc.
- All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.
Child policies: applied for child from 5 to 10 yrs old
- Sharing bed with adult: 50% of tour cost, 75% of airfares
- Extra bed: 75% of tour cost
- Twin sharing: 100% of tour cost