Vietnam Discovery Vacation

14 Days | Vietnam
Classic Tours - Cruise

OVERVIEW

Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Saigon, Cai Be, Vinh Long, Can Tho

This “Vietnam Discovery Vacation” is inspired by the many beauty spots, sounds and flavors of Vietnam, a highlighted destination of Southeast Asia. It starts from Hanoi to Saigon, not only visiting the fantastic sights and attractions but also gaining to know the country and Vietnamese cultural and its amazing people each destination you visit as well. This vacation is one of the best Vietnam Vacations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover French colonial buildings and experience traditional street life in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
  • Experience a stay overnight on the train to/from Lao Cai.
  • Trek through the tribe villages meeting 3 different hill tribes and discover the Sapa local life.
  • Bask in the beauty of Halong Bay’s emerald waters.
  • Uncover lantern-lit streets and age-old architecture in majestic Hoi An.
  • Explore the imperial sites of Hue.
  • See the busy hustle and bustle of Saigon.
  • Take a peaceful boat trip on Mekong River and experience the rural, riverbank life of the locals.
  • Go underground in the Cu Chi Tunnel.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Welcome Dinner

Welcome to the colonial capital Hanoi, Vietnam!
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Intel’ airport and Far East Vacation’s tour guide and driver take you to Hanoi city center. Free time until dinner at finest local Vietnamese restaurant.

Meal: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai

Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence, One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Continue the city tour to one of the following museums: Fine Arts Museum, History Museum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Enjoy a cyclo tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter then visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Conclude the tour with a Water Puppet Show before transferring to Hanoi Railway Station for night train to Lao Cai.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Overnight on night train.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa - Visit The Tribe Villages

Arrive at Lao Cai railway station in the early morning, drive straight to for breakfast. Afterward, discover Lao Chai village, Muong Hoa Valley and the magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields. Next to visit the Black H’mong village in Lao Chai, walk to Ta Van village and back to Sapa town by car in the afternoon.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 4: Sapa – Ta Phin – Lao Cai – Night train back to Hanoi

Enjoy your breakfast then start visiting Suoi Ho village, the hospitable villages of the Black H’mong ethnic minority people of Ma Tra. Continue trekking to Ta Phin village meet the Red Dao people. Afterward, proceed to Lao Cai railway station in the late afternoon for night train to Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Overnight on night train.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Upon arrival at Hanoi Railway Station, have a short break before travelling to Halong Bay. Arrive at noon, embark a boat trip to explore one of the World’s greatest natural wonders cruising the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. Visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs. A delicious seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Halong Bay cruise.

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An via Danang

Enjoy the aquamarine waters of the bay at its best as the junk continues to cruise quietly through spectacular limestone formations. Disembark from the junk at noon and return to Hanoi for flight to Danang. After arrival, drive straight to the ancient town of Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An

Explore Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple. Enjoy the afternoon free at your leisure to wander through the town or relax at one of the many cafés along the picturesque Thu Bon River.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An

Today spend your free day at leisure to explore or swimming at hotel’s swimming-pool. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Option tour to My Son Hollyland
Tour to My Son – My Son was once the spiritual heart of the Kingdom of Champa that occupied what is now the central area of Vietnam for over a thousand years.
The origins of the Cham are unclear, but it appears that they were an important element of the Indianisation of South East Asia around the first and second centuries AD. An important part of the culture of the various groups was the creation of massive temples and monuments.
Optional tour to My Son Hollyland:
Tour to My Son – My Son was once the spiritual heart of the Kingdom of Champa that occupied what is now the central area of Vietnam for over a thousand years.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

The origins of the Cham are unclear, but it appears that they were an important element of the Indianisation of South East Asia around the first and second centuries AD. An important part of the culture of the various groups was the creation of massive temples and monuments.

Day 9: Hoi An – Hue

After breakfast, drive northward to Hue over Hai Van Tunnel. Arrival in Hue, explore the Imperial Citadel Forbidden, Tomb of King Tu Duc and Thien Mu Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River. Stay overnight in Hue.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 10: Hue – Flight to Saigon

Catch a morning flight to Saigon, the economic and commercial centre of Vietnam. Upon arrival, visit the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office (all magnificent sights from the French colonial period) and the Reunification Palace. Conclude the tour at famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 11: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Cai Be – Vinh Long) – Can Tho

Drive southward to Cai Be – Vinh Long to discover the unique lifestyle of inhabitants living along the Mekong Delta by boat. Visit fruit and orchard gardens, a candy workshop and a rice paper mill. Enjoy the lunch at an ancient house with traditional music performance. Drive to the center of Mekong Delta, Can Tho City.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.

Day 12: Can Tho – Saigon

Wake up early morning for visiting Cai Rang floating Market, the most famous and biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. Return to Saigon. Balance the rest of your day at free leisure for relaxing or wandering round the city.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 13: Saigon - Cu Chi tunnels – Saigon

This morning, visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a Byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong. Enjoy the lunch before returning back to Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 14: Saigon Departure

Today, you are transferred to airport via your schedule flight and farewell to Vietnam. We hope you enjoyed your time in Vietnam and will be leaving this country with endless amounts of stories memories a captivating pictures of the entire journey. End Vietnam Discovery Vacation is organized by Far East Vacation.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

IMPORTANT

  • Accommodations in a shared twin/double room.
  • 01 night on Halong Bay cruise with private cabin.
  • A full day on private Mekong Delta cruise.
  • Breakfasts and all meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking tour guide (for other languages on requested).
  • Tours and private transportation with air-conditioning.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing.
  • Vietnam Visa Approval letter.
  • Gifts.
  • Cellphone for use during your trip.
  • 02 internal flights from Hanoi – Danang and Hue – Saigon.
  • International flights with departure airport taxes.
  • Travel Insuarance.
  • Vietnam Visa Stamp fee (US$ 45 per person for landing service).
  • Surcharge for compulsory Gala Dinner during festive seasons (Christmas, New Year,…).
  • Peak seasons surcharge which will be advised at time of booking.
  • Beverage in meals and personal fees which do not include in the itinerary (laundry, international/domestic telephone call).
  • Tipping for driver and toru guide.
  • Extra costs or missing tour caused by flight depay or cancel.
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.

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