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Vietnam Tour from Mountain to Sea in brief:
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour & Train to Sapa
Day 3: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 4: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 5: Sapa Ethnic Market Tour & Train to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi & Flight to Danang
Day 8: Hoi An Cooking Class
Day 9: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong (Can Tho)
Day 13: Can Tho - Flight to Phu Quoc Island
Day 14 & 15: Phu Quoc Island (Beach Relaxation)
Day 16: Phu Quoc - Flight to Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam Tour from Mountain to Sea in details:
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Vivutravel, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Toursguide 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 2: Hanoi City Tour – Train to Sapa / Lao Cai
Meals: B, L
Hanoi without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Travel.
Today, we enjoy a full day 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 (or Museum of Fine Arts, Army Museum,
History Museum, Woman Museum, Hoa Lo Prison), 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. Enjoy a glass of "Bia Hoi - draught beer - included"
at Ta Hien Street before we enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet
show. This evening, we will transfer you to the train station to
experience a Vietnam train ride to Lao Cai.
Overnight on Train.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa Tour
Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's
a short transfer to Sapa (Vietnam's recommended tour). 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.
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,
at about 9 am, we take the drive to the trekking point and trek down
to Ma Tra village of the Black H'Mong people, the beautiful walk
through the terraced rice filed and it is very interesting to
experience the daily life of the locals when you stop for visit to
one of the families. Picnic lunch on the way then we continue to Ta
Phin village of the Red Dao people. Explore the village then private
bus back to Sapa. Free at leisure and overnight in Sapa.
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa- Hill Tribe villages
Meals: B, L
Sapa - The Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides, Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours
by driving 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, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and
life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at
leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in a Sapa hotel.
Day 5 : Sapa – Lao Cai & Train to Hanoi
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 Sap Tours.
Overnight on the train.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Cruise
Meals: B, L, D
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.
We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 hour drive (170 km) through the Red
River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of
Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way,
we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes,
embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in
Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is the
World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain
islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East
Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed on board our luxury junk and
treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk gliding
further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering
mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you'll have relaxing
time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha
Long Bay. During the cruise, we'll stop some times for visiting the
amazing Sung Sot cave and the Ti Top white sand beach before
anchoring for the night. Overnight on board the junk in the wild of
Day 7: Halong Bay Cruise – Flight to Danang – Hoi An
It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay
as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone
cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay, a priceless
collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.
After breakfast, we'll take a little sampan to visit a secret lagoon
of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up.
After that our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long
traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck
Islet... to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot.
Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, pick up and drive
back to Hanoi. Stop in Hai Duong to visit the famous Con Son pagoda.
Transfer back to Hanoi Airport for your afternoon flight with Vietnam airlines to Danang. Pick up and transfer to your hotel, evening free at leisure in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An Cooking class
Meals: B, L
We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café
(98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 863210) – our meeting point.
Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds
and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact
with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used
in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes)
along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a
chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before
learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The
cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first
demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves.
Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food
carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what
we have cooked.
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 metre swimming pool.
Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 9: Hoi An – My Son Tour – Hoi An
Meals: B, L
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 10: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the airport for your flight with Vietnam airlines to
Ho Chi Minh city. Met upon your arrival and transfer to your hotel. In
the afternoon, we will do the city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly
Saigon, visiting to Reunification Palace, the Thien Hau pagoda and the
environment of Ben Thanh market. Tour ended at about 5 pm, we come back
to our hotel for two nights in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh– Tay Ninh –Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern
Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At
Tay Ninh visit the incredible
Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight
from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world
blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In the afternoon, visit
the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by
Vietnamese resistance fighters 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. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be Floating Market – Can Tho
Meals: B, L
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 double one of the most favorite 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 13: Can Tho (Cai Rang Floating Market) – Flight to Phu Quoc
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. Around noon, transfer to Can Tho
airport for the short flight to Phu Quoc. Met on arrival and transfer
to your resort. Overnight in a Phu Quoc hotel.
Day 14 & 15: Phu Quoc island Free Days
of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a
splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches, the water a
thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets, thunderclouds
heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular over the
gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Vietnam Holiday. Days free at leisure. Overnight in a Phu Quoc hotel.
Day 16: Phu Quoc Island – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorable Vietnam Holiday
until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and
connect with your international flight home with sincere thanks for
your 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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