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Duration: 16 Days/ 15 Nights
Trip Code: ORG_CAO16

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Overview

This 16 days trip is the special itinerary to discover Vietnam from North to South. It is the opportunity to get the taste of the country’s diverse landscapes, history and culture. No better time to visit Vietnam as this time where remains the unspoiled modernization, ancient values, luxury comfort in Halong Bay cruise, enjoy the truly connect of remarkable wonders of Vietnam.

Enjoy each motion of experience along Vietnam country by seeing with your eyes and feeling with your heart.

Highlights:

  • Admire the impressive limestone karsts of Halong Bay and mountain landscapes of Ba Be lake as well as Ban Gioc waterfall.
  • Venture through Hoi An ancient town and Ho Chi Minh City to maze of laneways for the best street stalls with insightful local guides.
  • Leisure at atmospheric of nice sandy beach of Mui Ne and free to join different sea sport activities.

Notes:

  • This itinerary is a private tour. It shows you what is possible to travel and visiting with our guide and driver
  • We CAN also tailor made this trip as your requirement and budget such as accommodation, its inclusions…

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - Welcome To Vietnam. O/n In Hanoi

You are welcomed at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to downtown. You are free the rest of the time and enjoy the first impression of Hanoi Capital city of Vietnam with Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake,…

Evening activities:

Free in the evening to wander around the Old Town, to take a peaceful stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake to get experience.

Note: Around Hoan Kiem Lake and some Hanoi Old Quarter streets are closed for only walking without transport on weekends. There are some leisurely stroll, musicians performing to crowds, children (and adults) cruising around on two-wheeled hoverboards or roller skates as well as some other Vietnam tour activities. It will be lively and a great feeling to you on the first night!

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Day 2: Ha Noi City Tour. O/n In Ha Noi

Ha Noi City Tour

Morning activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, this morning our guide and driver welcomed you at the hotel and transferred you to visit Uncle Ho, learning about his great life at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and his residential place, One Pillar pagoda.

Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature. The site of Vietnam’s first University, built in the twelfth century, to teach the royals the Confucius theory. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon activities:

Proceed the trip to Museum of Ethnology. The Ethnology Museum is the most interesting and meaningful to visit with the collection of 55 ethnic nations of Vietnamese. Once more thing you can do in Ha Noi rich culture city is to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun, shopping, and can try street side traditional food. Have one-hour cyclo riding around Hanoi Old Quarter for more experience of its charms and culture. Enjoying the water puppet show at the theater is an unforgettable experience of HaNoi culture and special things. Dinner on your own account.

Note: All museums in Hanoi are closed on Monday & Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is closed on Mondays, Fridays, and from June 15th to August 15th for maintenance

Evening activities:

Evening is the time for free to wander around Hoan Kiem Lake, Ha Noi Old Quarter to get more experience of Hanoi city. Hanoi is famous for Hanoi street foods tours, fresh beer, Pho “noodle”, etc. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Ha Noi - Ba Be National Park. Homestay In Ba Be ~ 220km (L/D)

Ha Noi - Ba Be National Park

Morning activities:

Stroll out of Ha Noi Capital City this morning with our guide and driver for the journey to the forest of Ba Be National Park. The distance for a drive is approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers).

En route you will stop to visit a Tay ethnic minority people – the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets in Thai Nguyen Province. Visit the Ethnology Museum here to learn more about Vietnamese people and cultures. Have lunch at a restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

Then you continue your trip to Bac Kan and visit Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River. This is the opportunity to discover the stunning Ba Be Lake with Puong Grotto cave. And then you visit the Tay community village, where you will spend your homestay overnight. Have dinner with the family with local food.

Evening activities:

You can relax and have a chance to interact with local people to learn more about their culture and life. Homestay at stilt-house.

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Day 4: Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall. O/n In Cao Bang (B/L/D)

Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at the homestay. This morning you leave Ba Be Lake and depart for Cao Bang Province which has the borders with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen. This is a mountainous village which is famous for traditional blacksmith craft.

The Nungs ethnic group largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies which offer you the great time to experience. Have lunch at a local food stall.

Afternoon activities:

You continue the journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the stunning falls that span across the border between Vietnam and China. You make a bamboo boat at the foot of the waterfall to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Then you will spend more time having your own leisure, relaxing and taking photos of the incredible surroundings of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall.

After that you travel ahead to Cao Bang. En route you stop to visit the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. Have dinner at the local food stall. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: Hotel in Cao Bang is only standard for room clean and safe to stay.

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Day 5: Cao Bang - Ha Noi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Cao Bang - Ha Noi

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at the hotel and then depart Cao Bang to return to Hanoi city. You spend approximately 310 kilometers through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages to get more viewing mountainous beauties. Have the chance to stop at an ethnic village known for its rice production. This is the road less traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility. Have lunch on the way.

Afternoon activities:

You continue on the road to return to Hanoi city. You arrive in Hanoi late afternoon. En route there are more chances for you to see mountain landscapes and countryside’s beauties.

Evening activities:

Have more leisure time in Ha Noi city and enjoy its hidden charms by wandering around old streets, shopping, taste local street foods and fresh beer.

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Day 6: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Kayaking Vung Vieng Fishing Village (B/L/D)

Bai Tu Long Bay - Kayaking Vung Vieng Fishing Village

Morning activities:

Leave Ha Noi in the morning and on road 3.5 hours to reach Ha Long Bay. Passing through the beautiful countryside along the road and reaching Hon Gai harbor at noon time. The Cruise Manager will give a welcome speech with all the cruise information and Safety instructions.

Afternoon activities:

Make check in on board and enjoy lunch with the best products of the Bay.

First you will visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village by kayaking. (Optional: If you want to relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel free to use our sauna at no extra cost). Back the cruise and join Happy Hour: buy 01 get 01 free

The Cooking Demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine. Have a set menu dinner at a restaurant on board.

Evening activities:

Join the Squid Fishing activity in the evening and get your unforgettable moment during your cruise trip in Ha Long Bay. Or you can have free time on the boat to get your own enjoyment. The bar is open late to serve you. Overnight at Cong Do Area.

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Day 7: Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son - Hanoi. Flight To Da Nang (B/L)

Halong Bay Cave

Morning activities:

Join and practice one of the oldest traditions of East Asia: Tai Chi Exercise on board. It is a beautiful and relaxing experience on the sundeck. Then enjoy tea and coffee. You have a light breakfast on board.

Then you explore Thien Canh Son cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Note: there are about 200 steps to get up to the cave.

You check out the cabin at 9:00 am and put your luggage outside the cabin and the key at the reception desk. You reach the harbor at noon time. Land on the waiting house of the cruise.

Afternoon activities:

Our luxury bus driver welcomes you at the wharf and transfers you back to Hanoi. The driver drops you off at the airport to take a flight to Da Nang. On arrival you are welcomed by our guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Evening is the time for your own free in Da Nang beach city to experience nightlife, enjoy the street foods. Overnight at your hotel.

Special note: Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without pre notice depending of the weather and operating conditions.

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Day 8: Visit Hoi An Ancient Town & Free Time. O/n In Hoi An (B/L)

Visit Hoi An Ancient Town & Free Time

Morning activities:

Continue the trip by walking time to discover the beauty of Hoi An ancient town.

The tour includes stops at several famous landmarks. The first is Chua Ong Pagoda, dating back to 1653 and built in honor of the Chinese general Quan Cong, who is worshipped by many as a symbol of loyalty and justice. Next is Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, to see the Jinshang Temple which is dedicated to the goddess of the sea and the protector of sailors.

Then visit Tan Ky ancient house, a 200 year old ancestral house. Finally, stroll across the often photographed 17th century covered bridge built by Japanese craftsmen called Japanese Bridge. The beautifully built bridge doubles as a temple and is a major landmark of Hoi An.

Make a boat trip along the Thu Bon River to visit Thanh Ha Ceramic village and have a chance to see different products local craftsmen do.

Afternoon activities:

Free this afternoon to have your own experience of shopping and make tailor with reasonable price. Free to have your own account for dinner.

Evening activities:

Evening is the free time to experience Hoian ancient town with sparkling lantern light and enjoy street food for your own enjoyment. Hoian is more charming at night with different lanterns. Especially, if you are in full moon time, the whole town has no electric lights, just only lantern lights which give you more charm and are ancient.

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Day 9: Hoi An Free - Da Nang - Flight To Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM (B/L)

Hoi An Free - Da Nang - Flight To Ho Chi Minh

Morning activities:

Have half day free to chill out on nice sandy beach of An Bang or more walking in Hoian ancient town as well as make tailor (if you order before now is the time for your return to try clothes and fix if you still not pleasure)

Afternoon activities:

Drop off at Danang airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide and driver welcome and transfer to downtown. Check in at the hotel & free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time to enjoy the busiest and crowded to get a different experience. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour. O/n In HCM (B/L)

Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour

Morning activities:

What impressive for Vietnamese in war to fight against the enemy! Visit Cu Chi tunnels. It will give you the chance to learn a lot about Vietnam history and people. Try yourself through narrow tunnels which are the home, work, school… in the past underground.

Afternoon activities:

Have a half day in the afternoon for your own experience around Ho Chi Minh City to get more discovery with French constructions: The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic, Independent Palace, Ben Thanh market.

Evening activities:

Have free time in the evening to get your own experience around Ho Chi Minh City with busy streets in District 1, etc. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 11: Sai Gon - Mekong Delta/ My Tho - Ben Tre - HCM. O/n In HCM (B/L)

Sai Gon - Mekong Delta/ My Tho - Ben Tre

Morning activities:

Leave your hotel in HCMC at 8.00 am and depart for My Tho. Take a boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank.

Continuing the boat ride to Tortoise Island for lunch by your own account and enjoy more beauties in this island.

Afternoon activities:

Have a boat ride to Tan An and enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of coconut trees along natural canals. You will enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the local people. Here is the chance to visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. You taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages.

The boat takes you back to the pier and you travel back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening to walk around Ho Chi Minh city to experience the local life. Overnight at hotel

Optional: Saigon Dinner Cruise is the optional for having dinner on cruise and enjoy Saigon River beauties at night.

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Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Phan Thiet - Mui Ne. O/n In Mui Ne (B)

Mui Ne

Morning activities:

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver welcomes you at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh and transfers you to Phan Thiet – Mui Ne. Along the way is the chance to see more beautiful landscapes of Vietnam. Arrive in Mui Ne at noon time. Check in at the hotel & free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon is your free time to experience the nice sandy beach of Mui Ne and leisure. You can join many sport activities on the sea like surfing, etc and pay the fee by yourself. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 13: Mui Ne Free Time. O/n In Mui Ne (B)

Mui Ne stream

You have a full day to relax and enjoy yourself on a nice sandy beach. We suggest you free to visit Red & White Sand Dunes to experience more of the beauties in Mui Ne. Free to have your meals. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 14: Mui Ne Free Time. O/n In Mui Ne (B)

Mui Ne fishing boat

You have a full day to relax and enjoy yourself on a nice sandy beach. We suggest you free to visit Red & White Sand Dunes to experience more of the beauties in Mui Ne. Free to have your meals. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 15: Mui Ne Free Time - Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM (B)

Morning activities:

You have half a day more to relax and enjoy on a nice sandy beach. Free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon activities:

The driver welcomes you at a hotel in Mui Ne and transfers you back to Ho Chi Minh city. Spend 5 hours on transport and have some short breaks en route. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh late afternoon and free dinner as your own account.

Evening activities:

Evening is a chance to discover Ho CHi Minh city by walking around streets to enjoy nightlife. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 16: Ho Chi Minh Depart (B)

You have more free time to experience Ho Chi Minh City. Depending on your flight, the driver transfers you to the airport for taking flight back home or to the next destination. Say goodbye to you and wishing to travel with you again for other destinations in Vietnam. Wishing you a wonderful vacation in Vietnam with us!

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Inclusions

  • Free visa letter to Vietnam
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic Air Fare Hanoi – Da Nang and Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh
  • Accommodation (hotel) in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide (upon on request for other language speaking with extra charge if yes)
  • Entrance fees at sites mentioned in the program (once entry)
  • Meals listed in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Homestay in Ba Be
  • Athena Luxury Cruise 2 days/1 night
  • Mineral water daily (2 bottle/day/person)
  • Local boat in Ba Be Lake, Ban Gioc Waterfall, Thanh Ha village & Mekong Delta
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International Air Fare in Hanoi & out Ho Chi Minh
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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