PRIVATE VIETNAM TOURS – Your tour is an individual tour with a
flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will
have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned
vehicle at each destination. This grand Vietnam Tour show you a
diversified Vietnam: Floating markets in Mekong, Best Vietam's Beaches,
Ancient Town, Minority Culture Highlighs, Mountain Beauty and ended with
amazing Halong Cruise.
This "Grand Vietnam Tour" is just a suggested itinerary and we can
always customize it to suit your travel date, type of travel, length of
stay, budget... and activities.
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival / Meals: None / +Guide
at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and
driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most
exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a
chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public
buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.
Free time at leisure. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en
route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu
Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately
200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long
struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating Market – Can Tho / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice
producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas
in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast
network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes
plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and
no doubt one of the most interesting destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival, we
will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and
meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh
Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon.
Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on
your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in a Can Tho hotel.
Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh – DaLat / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating
market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of
any Vietnam Tours
where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities
of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam
through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making
shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese
people in Mekong Delta. Afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh airport and
take the short flight to Da Lat. Pick up on arrival and transfer to
your hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in a Da Lat hotel.
Day 5: DaLat City Tour / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
Da Lat, a dream Vietnam tour
for all Vietnamese. Today you will visit some of the most interesting
sights of Dalat. You will visit the former "palace" of the last emperor
of the Nguyen Dynasty, Bao Dai. You will also visit the very colorful
local market, stacked with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, grown
in planations around Dalat. Thanks to its temperate climate the
mountains around Dalat are ideal for growing vegetables and flowers.
One of the main attractions for local tourists is the "Valley of Love",
worth a visit just for the peculiar sight of Vietnamese cowboys.
Finally, you will make short ride on the last part of the "cremailliere" railway to the village Trai Mat. Overnight in a DaLat hotel
Day 6: DaLat – Nha Trang / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
After breakfast, we drive to to Nha Trang - The city is indisputably
beautiful, bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive
long swoop along a bay dotted with islands. Upon arrival, check in and
free at leisure. Overnight in a Nha Trang hotel.
Day 7 & 8: Nha Trang / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
Nha Trang is Vietnam’s best-known Vietnam beach destination, a perfect break during or your Vietnam Tours with
miles of white sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms and wonderful fresh
seafood restaurants. Day free at leisure, water sports abound including
parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and relaxing boat trips to the
outlying islands. If you prefer to keep your feet dry then hop into a
taxi or take a cyclo for an exploratory trip around Nha Trang. Overnight
in a Nha Trang hotel.
Day 9: Nha Trang – Danang – Hoi An / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Nha
Trang will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight to Danang.
Pick up on arrival and transfer to Hoi An, one of the major trading
centers of South East Asia in the 16th century, now a World Cultural
Heritage Site, well-known for its ancient and remarkable architecture of
mixed Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese styles. Check in and free at
leisure. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 10: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
After breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy
land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South
East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central
parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in
history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and
sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Drive back to Hoi An, end of your today's beautiful Vietnam Tour with visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 11: Hoi An / Meals: Breakfast
Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker
would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East
Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its
buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous
and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An
ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art
galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of
this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang
Beach. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 12: Hoi An – Hue City Tour / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of
Vietnam, well-known for magnific architecture, pagodas and royal tombs
laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular
cities for all the Vietnam Tours.
En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham Museum
which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.
Upon arrival in Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden
City and Thien Mu pagoda before taking the beautiful sunset cruise on
Perfume Pagoda back to your hotel. Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 13: Hue – Hanoi / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
breakfast, we drive to visit the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang
in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. After Lunch, we take you to
the airport for the short flight to Hanoi with Vietnam airlines. Upon
arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday,
pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the
exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where
the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace
and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with
its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s
capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.
Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel
Day 14: Hanoi City Tour / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic stop for your Vietnam Tours.
Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city
including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on
Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house
on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the
impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu
Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the
bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once
offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
Overnight in a Hanoi hotel
Day 15: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hanoi & Train to Sapa / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
After breakfast, we continue your grand Vietnam Tours
heading south for the two hour drive along Highway One. We spend one
hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining
temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to
Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh
Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo
Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the
Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married
Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.
We then move on to Tam Coc - Poetically penned ‘Halong Bay on the rice paddies’,
the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery. While Halong Bay has
rugged rock formations jutting out of the sea, here they soar skywards
from a sea of green. After a three hour boat trip along the Boi River,
we do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very
nice pagoda and cave before returning to Hanoi. This evening, we take
the overnight train to Sapa.
Day 16: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Topas Ecolodge / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a
short transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this
area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the
colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands
stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green
intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants,
skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
After breakfast at a local restaurant, take a morning walking tour of
Sapa for a visit to the busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower
H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the
surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to
buy provisions. Afterwards, drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village
of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air,
amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most
beautiful terraced rice fields and learn unique culture and life of
these ethnic groups. Continue to Topas Ecolodge for overnight.
Day 17: Topas Ecolodge – Ban Ho Village – Sapa / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
After breakfast, if you wish to explore more, we will trek down Ban
Ho and Nam Toong villages of the Tay and Red Dao people to see their
unique way of living, culture and tradition... Pick up and drive back to
Sapa. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in a Sapa hotel.
Day 18: Sapa – Market – Lao Cai & Train to Hanoi / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours
experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their
products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking
away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one
of the areas weekly markets;
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you
back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you
have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere
thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming
Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours.
Overnight on the train.
Day 19: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / +Guide
Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already
arranged a room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast
before driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours.
11:30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome
Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30 Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach
and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for
fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We
will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at
this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby
Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per
person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in
Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the
village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining
room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are
available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage
services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible -
depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid
fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the
squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish,
the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 – 23:00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00 End of program for Day One
Day 20: Halong – Hanoi / Meals: Breakfast / +Guide
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing
village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the
sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps
to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please
check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins
(staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00 Transfer by tender to the pier and drive to Hanoi. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 21: Hanoi Departure / Breakfast / + Guide
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until Vivutravel's private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for travel to Vietnam and with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!
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