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THE BEST SHOTS OF VIETNAM FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES

Tour schedule : STS - PHOTO1
Tour code : 19 days

THE BEST SHOTS OF VIETNAM  FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES

Day 1 - Beginning of June or Second half of Sep: ARRIVAL IN HANOI (D)

Arrival in Hanoi airport

Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to the city to check in a hotel in the old quarter (check-in time: 14:00)

Photo hunting in the interesting hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter

Dinner at a nice restaurant overlooking the beautiful Hoan Kiem lake

Overnight in Hanoi

The old quarter

Trishaw ride

Day 2: HANOI PHOTO HUNTING (B-L-D)

4:00 Early rise to go to take photos of the Quang Ba flower market, Long Bien market and Long Bien old bridge over the Red River.

8:00 Back to the hotel for breakfast  

Full day enjoy photo hunting of Hanoi

1/ Timeless architecture:

- Long Bien bridge

- Opera house

- Grand Cathedral (St Giuse Cathedral)  

- One Pillar pagoda, Ba Dinh Square, French Quarter

- Hanoi gates: O Quan Chuong, North gate

- The temple of Literature

2/ Interesting daily life activities:

- Hanoi Old Quarter

- Quang Ba flower market, Long Bien market, Dong Xuan market

- Along the railways

3/ Beautiful scenery:

- Hoan Kiem lake, West Lake

 

Lunch and dinner at local restaurants.

Overnight in Hanoi 

Long Bien Bridge

Hoan Kiem Lake

Temple of Literature

Day 3: HANOI - TU LE - DESIRE FOR SUNSET PHOTOS (B-L-D)

Morning transfer from Hanoi to Tu Le

Check in a hotel and get off your luggage

Don't miss out a nice walk around the area and hunt for beautiful sunset

Lunch and dinner at local restaurants

Overnight in Tu Le

Tu Le view

Afternoon walk in Tu Le

Sunset in Tu Le

Day 4: TU LE - MU CANG CHAI - DREAMS OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET PHOTOS  (B-L-D)

Sunrise in Tu Le

Morning walk in Tu Le

Early rise to hunt for beautiful sunrise in Tu Le and leisurely walk in the fresh morning to make more snapshots of beautiful scenic photos.

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Mu Cang Chai, another paradise to hunt for gorgeous sunset photos.

The scenery of Mu Cang Chai is one of the best in Vietnam.

Sunset in Mu Cang Chai

Sunset in Mu Cang Chai

Unique contures of rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai

Yellow rice carpet in Mu Cang Chai

Green rice carpet in Mu Cang Chai

View in Mu Cang Chai

 

Day 5: MU CANG CHAI - Y TY - SAPA  - MORE SCENIC PHOTOS  (B-L-D)

Morning transfer to Y Ty where the elevation gets higher and it is really worth a drive up there to admire beautiful scenery.

Afternoon transfer back to Sapa.

Lunch and dinner at restaurants

Check in the lovely Eco Palm house and rest.

View of Y Ty

View of Y Ty

Rice terraces in Y Ty

Rice terraces in Y Ty

 

Day 6:  SAPA  - AMAZING PHOTOS OF GORGEOUS SCENERY AND COLORFUL CULTURES (B-L-D)

Early rise to hunt for the sunrise pictures.

Enjoy the gorgeous scenery from your bed room.

Leisurely walk to villages of Lao Chai, Y Linh Ho, Ta Van etc to hunt for interesting photos of daily life.

Overnight at Eco Palm house

Sunrise in Sapa

Rice terraces in Sapa

Red Dao lady in Sapa

Interesting hill tribe cultures in Sapa

 

Day 7:  SAPA  - AMAZING PHOTOS OF GORGEOUS SCENERY (B-L-D)

Today you will explore more of Sapa scenery from Ham Rong Mountain, O Quy Ho pass, Cat Cat hill station.

Overnight at Eco Palm house

Mountain views in Sapa

View from Ham Rong Mountain

O Quy Ho Pass

 

Day 8:  SAPA  - HOANG SU PHI - PAN HOU (B-L-D)

Morning transfer to Pan Hou eco lodge in Hoang Su Phi where the scenery is breath-taking.

There are chances of beautiful photo stops on the way.

Check in Pan Hou eco lodge and overnight

Breath-taking views of Hoang Su Phi

Breath-taking views of Hoang Su Phi

Day 9:  HOANG SU PHI - PAN HOU (B-L-D)

Full day taking photos of rice terraces with unique contures in HoanG Su Phi

Overnight Pan Hou eco lodge

Rice terraces with unique contures in HoanG Su Phi

Rice terraces with unique contures in HoanG Su Phi

Sunset in Hoang Su Phi 

 

Day 10:  HOANG SU PHI - QUANG BA - GIA LOT HOME STAY (B-L-D)

Morning transfer to Quang Ba with photo stops on the way.

Arrival at Gia Lot home stay in Quang Ba

Rush out for photo hunting of the sunset on Nui Doi

Overnight at the home stay

Sunset on Nui Doi mounts

Mountain view in Quang Ba

 

Day 11:  QUANG BA - DONG VAN - MEO VAC (B-L-D)

Morning transfer to Meo Vac with photo stops of Dong Van Geographic park and Ma Pi Leng Pass on the way. Check in a hotel in Meo Vac and overnight

Dong Van Geographic park

Views of Ma Pi Leng Pass

Views of Ma Pi Leng Pass

Day 12 - Sunday:  MEO VAC COLORFUL MARKET - QUANG BA - GIA LOT HOME STAY (B-L-D)

You should be in Meo Vac on Sunday to observe colorful market on Sunday when many hill tribes gather at the market for trading. Then take a loop drive back to Gia Lot home stay in Quang Ba.

Flower H'Mong tribe

Colorful hill tribe markets in Ha Giang

 

Day 13:  QUANG BA - HANOI (B-L-D)

Take an easy day to drive back to Hanoi

Check in a hotel and relax.

Enjoy cozy old quarter by night with street eats and drinks.

Street eats and drinks in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 14:  HANOI - PU LOUNG - KHO MUONG VILLAGE (B-L-D)

After some days in the paradise for photographers up North Vietnam, we will turn to lower lands in Pu Luong nature reserve. Enjoy the purity and authenticity of the nature and cultures without much influence of massive tourism.

After check-in the pleasant Puloung Retreat eco lodge and enjoy a nice lunch, transfer to have a walk in Kho Muong village of the Thai people. Explore the village life and hope for some good shots.

Kho Muong Village

Kho Muong Village

 

Day 15:  PU LOUNG - TREKKING - NINH BINH  (B-L-D)

Take a morning trek in Pu Luong nature reserve to enjoy the purity and authenticity of the nature and cultures without much influence of massive tourism.

After lunch, transfer to Ninh Binh. Check in a hotel and relax.

Views of Pu Loung

Tranquil villages in Pu Loung

Tranquil villages in Pu Loung

 

Day 16:  NINH BINH - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL KARST IN THE WORLD (B-L-D)

Get up very early to climb on the mountains to capture the unbeatable sunrise views in Tam Coc. 

Then climb on the Mua cave mountains to take more beautiful photos of the most beautiful karst area in the world.

Last but not least, enjoy a wonderful boat ride through Trang An caves. this boat ride is for both sightseeing and photo hunting.

Overnight in Ninh Binh

Tam Coc view

Tam Coc view

Views on Mua Cave Mountain

Boat ride through Trang An caves

 

Day 17:  NINH BINH - HALONG BAY - A WORLD WONDER (B-L-D)

Morning transfer from Ninh Binh to Ha Long to join a wonderful cruise on one of the most beautiful bays in the world, a true world wonder.

Enjoy relaxation, swimming, kayaking, delicious foods, and some beautiful photo shots.

Overnight on the cruise

A wonderful cruise on the beautiful Halong Bay

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Day 18:  HALONG BAY - HANOI (B-L-D)

Morning enjoy taichi on the sundeck.

Continue to enjoy the cruise, visit a cave.

Enjoy relaxation, delicious foods, and some beautiful photo shots.

11:00 Disembark the cruise and transfer back to Hanoi

Check in a hotel and relax.

Enjoy farewell dinner in a nice restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi 

Halong Bay

Day 19:  HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)

Free time till transfer to the airport with great memories of Vietnam.

End of services

 

 

Hotel selection:

- Hanoi: 3* Golden Lotus Luxury Boutique hotel  http://www.goldenlotushanoihotels.com

- Tu Le: 2 * Pho Nui hotel

- Mu Cang Chai: Home stay

- Sapa: 3* Eco Palm House  http://www.ecopalmshouse.com/

- Hoang Su Phi: 3* Pan Hou Village www.panhou-village.com

- Quang Ba: Gia Lot home stay

- Meo Vac: 2* Hoa Cuong hotel

- Puloung: 3* Puloung Retreat

- Ninh Binh: 3* Tam Coc Nature resort  http://www.tamcocnature.com/

- Halong: 3* Glory Legend Cruise http://www.glorylegendcruises.net/

Or similar hotel

 

Inclusions:

  1. Hotel accommodation in twin sharing
  2. Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), included food only
  3. All ground transport on tour with A/C van, boats
  4. English Speaking Guide throughout the tour
  5. Entrance fees for tourist attractions and permits to some frontier areas for taking photos
  6. Daily 2 Mineral water per person

 

Exclusions:

  • International flight tickets to and from Vietnam
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks etc.
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.

 



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