Code: NPT 011
Duration: 13 Days
Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hoian - Hue - Hochiminh - Cai Be Floating Market - Cuchi Tunnel - Cao Dai Temple
Arrival City: Hanoi
Departure City: Hochiminh City
Accommodations: 1 night in Hanoi, 2 nights on train, 1 night in Sapa, 2 nights on cruise in Halong Bay, 1 night in Hoian, 2 nights in Hue, 2 nights in Nhatrang, 3 nights in Hochiminh City
Transportation: Car, Plane, Dragon Boat, Speed Boat, Cruise, Sampan, Train
Tour Guide: Local English speaking
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night Train to Sapa (B)
Day 3: Sapa (B)
Day 4: Sapa - Night Train to Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong, overnight on Vietnamese Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 6: Halong Bay Kayak (B, L, D)
Day 7: Halong - Hanoi - Danang - Hoian (B, L)
Day 8: Hoian - Hue (B)
Day 9: Hue City Tour (B)
Day 10: Hue - Nhatrang (B)
Day 11: Nhatrang (B)
Day 12: Nhatrang - Hochiminh City(B)
Day 13: Cuchi Tunnel - Cao Dai Temple (B)
Day 14: Hochiminh - Mekong Delta (B,D)
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam, let's us be your travel agent in Vietnam and show you Vietnam Natural Wonders and Timeless Culture. Today, on arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, our tour guide will greet and transfer you by private car through the city to your hotel in Hanoi. In the afternoon, enjoy walking tour in the Old Quarter. In the evening, be our guest at local restaurant for welcome dinner with authentic Vietnamese cuisines. Stay overnight in Hanoi hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Sapa (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, visit Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilt and One Pillar Pagoda, then visit Temple of Literature, built 1070 which is the first university in Vietnam. The next attraction is Vietnam National Museum of Ethnology, the special collection of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam.In the afternoon, make your way to Hoan Kiem Lake for Ngoc son Temple and Dong Xuan Market and in the evening, you will be entertained by Water Puppet Show and Vietnamese traditional music at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Transfer to the Train station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on Train.
Day 03: Laocai - Sapa (B)
As your train arrival at 06h00, disembark then go up to Sapa which located 1600m high above the sea level. Next, do pre check-in and enjoy breakfast at local restaurant. Later, go to Sapa Market and enjoy soft trek to Cat Cat, the home of Black Hmong ethnic minority. In the afternoon, enjoy scenic drive to the Red Dao Village of Taphin. Next is the highlight of the day trek for 3 hours to other part of Sapa for the Black Mong Village of Lao Chai and the Day Village of Ta Van. In the evening, you are free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 04: Sapa-Bacha - Laocai - Hanoi (B)
After having our breakfast at the restaurant nearby, we will visit Giang Ta Chai Village and Cau May Village for Dao Ethnic Minority. In the late afternoon, go back to Lao Cai Train station for overnight train to Hanoi, on the way, stop at border gate between Vietnam and China then embark on night train. Overnight on train.
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Today, get up early for morning Tai Chi with local people at Hoan Kiem lake, then have "Pho" the typical breakfast for Vietnamese people. Leaving Hanoi by road for Halong Bay cruise, enjoy drive though the rural area with scenic view of rice paddy field in the Red River Delta. You may be lucky enough to see cows or pigs on motor bike or Vietnamese kids ridding on water buffalo flying kites. On the way, enjoy famous Vietnamese Coffee at Vietnam Handicraft Certer. Upon arrival, check in Vietnamese wooden cruise in Halong Bay. Journey along the spectacular limestone islands, floating villages while having sea food lunch, then disembark to visit 'Sung Sot' or Surprising Cave, one of the most beautiful grottos in Halong Bay Bay. the nextstop is Titop Island where you could swim on sandy beach or climb up to the top for panoramic view. In the evening, you will be delighted by candle light dinner on board with seafood dishes. Stay overnight on cruise in Ha Long Bay.
Day 6: Halong Kayak (B, L, D)
Today you will enjoy full day kayaking tour with local tourguide to floting village for daily life, pretine beaches, isolated islands, lagoon caves. Lunch and Dinner are included. Stay overnight in Halong Bay.
Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoian (B, L)
A breakfast will be served in the restaurant with the combination of western style and local cuisines. Then experience the bay up close and personal with a leisure sampan to "Hang Luon" or "Lagoon Cave" which allows you to see flora and fauna system of Catba National Park. Continue to Halong City, disembark and enjoy seafood lunch at local restaurant and drive back to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Da Nang then transfer to Hoian. In the evening, free at your leisure. Stay overnight Hotel in Hoian
Day 8: Hoian - Hue (B, D)
After your breakfast, bike shortly to the Ancient Town of Hoian and take a walking tour to Japanese Covered Bridge, Phung Hung Ancient House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and Chua Ong Pagoda. In the afternoon, enjoy peaceful boat ride along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Ceramic Village then check out resort in Hoian for going to the former Imperial Capital of Hue. On the way, visit the Cham Museum, the last collection of powerful Kingdom of Champa and drive over the 'Pass of Ocean and Clouds'. The special treat tonight is dinner at Vuon Y Thao Restaurant for royal cuisines. A superb 3-course meal will be served to you with royal style. Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 9: Hue (B)
Rise for an early breakfast, followed by a visit to the city's vibrant Dong Ba Market then The Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled the country between 1802 and 1945. After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument, depart to the Hue Royal Fine Arts Museum and one of Hue's beautiful garden houses. The afternoon dragon boat trip on The Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda allows you to go through history Buddhism in Vietnam then visit King Minh Mang's Tomb and King Khai Dinh' Tomb where you can compare the contrast of traditional and modern architectures. Stay overnight in Hue hotel.
Day 10: Hue - Nha Trang (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Nhatrang. In the afternoon, visit the Po Nagar Tower, the most beautiful vestige of Cham architecture. We then visit the Pasteur Institute, see Dr. Yesin's library, his office and then visit the impressive Long Son Pagoda, Oceanographic Institute and admire the beautiful view of Nhatrang Bay from the Hon Chong Rock. Overnight in Nhatrang hotel
Day 11: Nhatrang (B)
Today, after breakfast at your hotel, enjoy private boat trip in Nhatrang Bay to Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Mot Island and Mun Island. In the afternoon, visit Bai Tranh Beach and take boat back to mainland. Overnight at hotel in Nhatrang
Day 12: Nhatrang- Hochiminh City (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, this Vietnam Vacation continues with the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, followed by an oriental visit to the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. The afternoon tour leads you to China Town where you will visit Thien Hau Temple and Binh Tay Market. Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Cuchi Tunnel - Cao Dai Temple (B)
Today, we take a half day trip to Cu Chi Tunnel built by Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War. Discover the various mantraps, the remains of an American tank, different kind of bombs and stories of their life underground. After the tunnel, drive to Tay ninh for Cao Dai's religious service. In the afternoon, drive back to Hochiminh City. Tonight, experience true southern hospitality with a candle light dinner at local restaurant with southern cuisines. Overnight in Hochiminh City hotel.
Day 14: Hochiminh City - Cai Be Floating Market (B, D)
Today, Depart for the Mekong Delta Tour. The first stop is My Tho City where you embark on boat to visit colorful Cai Be Floating Market and privately - owned factories that produce rice papers and coconut candies then enjoy sampan trip to smaller tributaries and canals. In the afternoon, drive back to Hochiminh City. Tonight, experience true southern hospitality with a candle light dinner at local restaurant with southern cuisines. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 15: Hochiminh City Departure (B)
Free at leisure then transfer to the airport for home departure. Thank you for selecting us as Vietnam Travel Agent and wish you had a wonderful tour in Vietnam and sweet departure.