This unique Vietnam tour combines all the highlights of
Vietnam from North to South, during the tour, you will have a beautiful
time to experience unique cultures of ethnic minorities in Sapa, amazing
Halong World’s natural heritage, Interesting Hue and Hoi An World’s
Cultural sites and wonderful stay at one of Vietnam best beaches – Muine
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Tran Thien Trang
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 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 2: Hanoi City Tour – Train to Sapa / Lao Cai
Hanoi without a doubt a beautiful start 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. This evening, we will transfer you to the train station to experience a Vietnam train ride to Lao Cai.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Ma Tra & Ta Phin Village
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 Chai – Ta Van – Sapa
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 – Market Tours
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
up from the train station, this morning, we have already arrange 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.
Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on
board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while
cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes
and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant
swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun
deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh
Overnight on board.
Day 7: Halong Cruise – Hanoi – Hue
Meals: B, L
It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip 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. Imagine 3000
or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf
of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is
pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the
hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the
sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot
coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All
make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi airport for the short flight with Vietnam airlines to Hue. Pick up on your arrival and transfer to your hotel, free at leisure and overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 8: Hue Tour
is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there
is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges
as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours.
After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel
before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and
visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum
of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.
Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An
breakfast, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th
and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed
little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination
for all kinds of Vietnam Tours.
This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before
climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to
visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of
Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take
walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.Day 10: Hoi An – My Son Tour – Hoi An
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
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 – Danang – Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight with Vietnam airlines to Ho Chi Minh.
Arrive 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 13: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta & My Tho – Ho Chi Minh
Today, we start our Vietnam travel with the interesting visit to Cai be floating market. Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho chi Minh
: Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for Cai Be by private ca,
stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat
rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the
Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many
other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small
villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to
Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of
the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how
coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa
Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can
immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served
in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern
Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai
garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Arrive back at
your hotel at around 5pm
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 15: Ho chi Minh – Da Lat
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Ho chi Minh will transfer you to the airport for the short flight with Vietnam airlines
to Da at – The charming city located at an elevation of 1500 metres
above sealevel. It is used to be a favourite retreat in colonial times
and boasts many old French villas and other historic buildings. Pick up
on your arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight
in a Da Lat hotel.
Day 16: Da Lat Tour
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 Da Lat hotel.
Day 17: Da Lat – Muine Beach (Phan Thiet)
Morning transfer to Phan Thiet (5 hours drive, a perfect place to end your Vietnam Holiday) –
Once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for beach
holidays, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent
hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand
beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also
endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and
astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of
Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the
area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at
leisure. Overnight a Phan Thiet hotel and resort.
Day 18 & 19: Muine Beach (Phan Thiet)
Days are free at leisure for you to write about your Vietnam Tours experience
or to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which
locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of
massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on
the beach, swimming and windsurfing. The village is worth a visit for
three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes,
secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view
from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting
pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store
skeletons of the massive sea mammals.
Overnight a Phan Thiet hotel and resort.
Day 20: Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until Vivutravel's
private guide and driver will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh airport
for your departure flight 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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