VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS DISCOVERY 15 DAYS

 Day 01. Hanoi arrival city tour

Upon arrival at the Noi Bai International airport, you will meet the driver at the airport and then drive to your hotel for check-in If the room available (check in time at 14.00) have a rest after along flight. Please advise us your arrival time
Then you will have a full day discover the Hanoi city.
The Temple of Literature
You will go to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex including. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh house, One-pillar Pagoda. Then visit the Temple of Literature built in1070 and the first University of Vietnam which was built 1076, then go to the West Lake the biggest lake of Hanoi to visit the oldest Buddhist temple and visit the Truc Bach lake where the American John Mcain was arrested during the Vietnam – US war. Afetr that, you will go to the local restaurant for lunch(your account) at the Quan An Ngon (No 18 phan Boi Chau street) this restaurant consider the street food market concept and great to experience the loacl Vietnamese cuisine here.
After the lunch, you will go to visit the Hoa lo prison which is known as Hanoi Hilton by American POWs during the Vietnam war. The go to attend the unique water puppet performance before returning back your hotel.

Meals. Breakfast.
O/n in Hanoi – Church Boutique Hotel

Day 02. Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Trang An Heritage Unesco

After Breakfast, you will go to visit the ancient capital of Vietnam in Ninh Binh – Trang An. Away from Hanoi city 100kms Trang An is the New Heritage site for Cultural and Historical of Vietnam. Within-river systems and Karst mountain ranges surrounded, creating an amazing view by rocks formations (known as Halong Bay inland), discovering caves and grottoes systems with stalagmites, stalactites above your head while you are riding sampan boat which is a great experience. Click here to view the site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Qcy2G1G7k
8.00 am. After breakfast, you will drive to Ninh Binh – Trang An heritage Unesco and Enjoying beautiful landscape, flowers, rice fields, fishing and farming activities along the route. You could sometimes stop for picture opportunities or interact with people you meet.
10.15: Visiting Dinh King and Le King temples in the ancient capital of Viet Nam give you another story of Viet Nam after almost 1000 years dominated by Chinese.
ding le temple
11.15: we are going to Trang An for a boat ride.
You will settle on the opened-sampan boat. The boat rower takes you along the river to discover caves and grottoes system in peaceful time.

13.30: Have lunch at the local restaurant before driving back to Hanoi.
17.00: check in your hotel and discover the Hanoi in your free time.
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch
O/n in Hanoi – Church Boutique Hotel

Day 03. Hanoi – sapa (share limousine van)

07.30 – 08.00 am. After breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and meet the driver then drive to spa via the highway. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way with some stops for toilet and coffee. Arrive Sapa town at noon time. Check in your hotel and have a rest and discover the Sapa tow at your own free time.


Optional.
You could walk to the Indochina summit in the town and take the train to the root of the Fansipan mountain. Enjoy the beautiful view by the train and the cable car up to the rooftop (if you wish) click here to view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ2g3nU6H_I 
Meals. Breakfast
O/n in Sapa Town at Relax Sapa Hotel

Day 4. Sapa- Ma Tra – Ta Phin Village Exploration

After breakfast at the hotel at 8.30am. you will meet the private local guide and driver and go to the untouched Ma Tra village with the local Hmong people. You will take a leisure walk down to the Matra Village, visit the local family, interact with the local Hmong people to learn the tradition and custom with your experienced guide and enjoy the beautiful view in the village. Then get to your car and go to visit the second village called Ta Phin village where the Red Dao people have been settled for years. You will have chance to discover the different life styles of those 02 group of people in the same region.

Then drive back to hotel, check out and go to the local restaurant in the Sapa town for lunch and have some time to shop in the Sapa town.
Meals. Breakfast
O/n in Sapa Town at Relax Sapa Hotel

Day 05. Sapa – Cat Cat waterfall – Hanoi (share limousine)

8.30 am: the private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel drive to Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong Communities, you will walk down and visit the Hmong family to learn the daily life and the batik works activities. Then keep walk down to the valley and reach to the waterfall. After shooting some photos you will attend the ethnic music performance (if you arrive right time – please ask the advice from local guide).

then you will walk along the beautiful bank of the Muong Hoa river to the bus station and then drive back to your hotel for check out, go to the local restaurant for lunch(your account) and at 14.00-14.30pm, the Limousine van will pick you at the hotel for the journey to Hanoi.
You will arrive Hanoi at 21.00. check in your hotel and have a rest.
Meals. Breakfast.
O/n in Hanoi – Church Boutique Hotel

Day 06. Hanoi – Halong Bay (group tour)



7.45-8.15:  Pick-up at the hotel. (Note: this time applied for those who book our shuttle bus service)
10.00:  Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15:  Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30
• Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains in Luon Cave, visit Titop Island and swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay

• Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party
• Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near The Surprising cave.
• Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
19.30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
• Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef, Playing card, karaoke….
• Overnight on Lavender Cruises
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
O/n on the Lavender cruise

Day 07. Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue Imperial city

06.15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07.15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08.00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09.30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10.15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12.00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi and go to the airport for your flight to Hue Imperial city.

Arrive Hue airport airport, you will meet the driver and go to your hotel. Check-in and have a rest.
Meals. Breakfast, Lunch
O/N in Hue City at The Cherish Hotel

Day 08. Hue imperial city Discovery

you will visit and discover the Hue citadel and the Forbidden city.

You will go to visit the Ngo Mon gate, 09 holy canons which is the symbol for four seasons of the years and five-elements of the universal.
Then you will enter the forbidden city where the 13 Vietnamese Nguyen Dynasty worked and lived. You will step by step with our guide learn the life of the Vietnamese King and his family internal section of the forbidden city. Visit the Royal theater, Reading section, entertainment section…
You also could see the damage of the Royal city heavily during the year 1968 (called Tet offensive) during the Vietnam- America war time ( American called Vietnam war).
After the Royal city discovery. You may wish to experience to ride the elephant on the site (your account). Then go to the local restaurant for lunch (your account)
After lunch, you will walk to the perfume river for the boat up stream to visit the Thien Mu pagoda.
This is the oldest Pagoda in Hue city and the monastery which support for the poor kids. Please should not miss to walk be hide the Monastery to enjoy the great bonsai garden.
After the great walk, you will return to your hotel.
Meals. Breakfast
O/N in Hue City at The Cherish Hotel

Day 09. Hue – Hoi An Ancient Town

After Breakfast, you will check out and meet the private guide and driver for the journey to Hoi An- the Ancient town – World Heritage Unesco.

You will go to Danang, visit the My khe Beach which is known as the Hawaii in Vietnam, take a walk to visit the symbol of Danang – Dragon bridge and then go to visit the famous Marble Mountain Complex with trekking up the Thuy Son Mountain Peak to the observation station to look over the city and Danang bay. The next visit is Huyen Khong cave to admire the stalagmites and stalactites of the biggest cave here. We escape the cave to Non Nuoc Stone Carving village where we observe the skillful handicraftsmen creating their masterpiece by hand. Then go to the hotel in Hoi An ancient town.
Meals. Breakfast
O/N in HOI An Town at The Ivy Hotel

Day 10. Hoi an – My Son Temple 

From 7.00am. Depart from your hotel to My Son sanctuary which was once an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 12th centuries. We travel about 50km to My Son sanctuary. you will stop at the seafood market. this is fascinating market to experience the local life of the fishermen they do sells their Seafood after the working night. then keep continuing to My Son Temple.

It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. Spend about 1.5 hour to see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. after learning and discovery the site with the outstanding guide, you will attend the traditional Apsara Performance with the dancing of Cham girls. after the show, you will return to Hoi An for lunch (your account).
After enjoying your meals, you will wander around the ancient streets exploring Hoi An Town: including the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, Ancient House, Sa Huynh Museum and the local market. And free shopping if you wish.
Then go to the hotel.
Meals. Breakfast
O/N in HOI An Town at The Ivy Hotel

Day 11. Hoi An – Bana Hill – Golden Bridge – Hoi An



At 07. 45 - 08.00 This morning, after breakfast, you will check out and meet your guide and driver for a full day Ba Na Hill which is known as Paradise of Danang city.
Click here to view the site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwGBefwWD1k 
08:00 The car and tour guide will pick up you at the meeting point and start to visit Ba Na Hills – King Mountain, also known as the second Dalat/ Sapa in Central. The beautiful weather here is always cool 09:00 You will admire the high by the most modern cable car system in Southeast Asia. You will visit Dream Stream Cable car Station. After finishing 
the first cable car, you will visit France wine cellar, Linh Ung pagoda. You will see the panorama of Danang City.
11:00 Visit and play game at the Fantasy Park, Golden Bridge, then have lunch and rest at the restaurant 
13:00. Explore King Peak at an altitude 1.487m, you can see panorama view of the Hana Hills and Quang Nam - Da Nang on high. On the top of the mountain have Linh Tu Pagoda that is a special temple construction.
15:00 Return Hoi An.
Meals. Breakfast, Buffet Lunch,
O/N in HOI An Town at The Ivy Hotel

Day 12.  Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh 

After breakfast, you will meet the driver and go to the Danang airport for the short flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Upon arrival, you will meet the driver and go to the hotel for check-in. 

13.30 pm. you will meet your private guide and driver and start discovering the Independent Palace where the French Governor and the 02 Sai Gon Presidents Lived and worked before the year 1975. Then take the leisurely walk to visit the Note Dame Cathedral, the center Post Office, and go to visit Ben Thanh market then go back to your hotel have a rest.
Meals: Breakfast
O/N in HO Chi Minh at Liberty saigon Park view

Day 13. Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta

08.00am. After breakfast at hotel and today, you will meet private guide and driver, transfer to Tourist Boat Station in My Tho.

Cruising on Tien River and seeing four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix. Enjoy fresh coconut juice. Boat runs along fish farm for the traveler to learn about local people how to feed fishes. Stop at Thoi Son island, go walking around the country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, listen to traditional music. Then take a rowing Boat on a small canal with beautiful scenery of the countryside. To visit the honeybee farm, enjoy honey tea. After that ride horse-drawn carriages along a country lane in Quoi Son Village to seeing orchards and local people’s life. To Tan Thach Village to visit Coconut Candy workshop, come back to the boat and return to My Tho visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Get in the car and drive back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
O/N in HO Chi Minh at Liberty saigon Park view

Day 14. Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels - Free and easy

08:00 AM. You will meet your guide and driver and then have a full day explore Ho Chi Minh city. You will depart to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels system in Ben Duoc.

Cu Chi Tunnels is an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and command center. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years. Then try some local food on site before drive back to HO Chi Minh city.
Then you are free for shopping at your leisure time.
Meals: Breakfast
O/N in HO Chi Minh at Liberty saigon Park view

Day 15. Ho Chi Minh – Fly out

Today, you are free and then check out after breakfast, then meet the driver and go to the Ho Chi Minh airport for the flight to the next destination.
Meals. Breakfast.
Tour end

Included services

  • Airport transfer round trip
  • Standard hotel with daily brekfast
  • Transportation as the itinerary
  • Limousin Hanoi - Sapa – Hanoi- round trip - share Limousine Van(9 seated Van)
  • Halong Bay 2 days 1 night on the cruise - Group tour
  • Private boat in Trang An
  • Private boat in Mekong
  • Private boat in Hue on the perfume river
  • 02 Domestic flight Hanoi - Hue – Danang- Ho Chi Minh (eco)
  • Bana Hill (group tour)
  • English guide
  • All sign-seeing Fees
  • Meals as itinerary ( B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner)
  • Water on tour
  • Government tax

 Excluded services

  • Entry visa (if any)
  • International airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverage
  • Personal expense
  • Tips for guide & driver
Private tour: Upon request
Small Group tour: Upon request

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