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Duration: 16 Days
Trip Code: ORG_VNFCO16

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Overview

Best Vietnam in focus Photography trip lengthen you from South to North Vietnam within 16 days. This is the opportunity to discover the colorful the country of salt fields in Long Dien, waterways in Mekong Delta plus fruit gardens. Travel ahead to Central you can discover the countryside and sunrise in Hoi An as well as famous Dalat flower city with cool climate all year around. Travel out Hanoi city in North Vietnam, it brings more different beauties of hill tribe village in Mu Cang Chai ad Sapa with rice terrace fields. Ninh Binh and Halong Bay will bring closer the natural beauties as wonder.

This trip surely is the great experience for you to discover Vietnam in depth and shooting wonderful photos of the country as well as local people.

Highlights

  • Discover Ho Chi Minh city in South Vietnam and get the panorama of the city from Bitexco Finance Tower as well as visit French Colonial Contractions
  • Enjoy Long Dien Salt Field with local people in their daily activities and catch the wonderful view of sunset
  • Touch waterways in Mekong Delta with local life and fruit gardens which make you a different impression
  • Discover Dalat Flower City with many waterfall, vegetable farms as well as beautiful landscapes
  • Danang and Hoian with much impression for both beach and ancient town with old houses, shopping, local life, etc
  • Conquer wonderful pass of Khau Pha and Tram Ton in Mu Cang Chai and Lai Chau and touch closer the natural beauties of terrace fields, hill tribe villages and share local cultures
  • Enjoy the magnificent Halong Bay on cruise for more experience of one of the wonder in Vietnam

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 starting trip from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, accommodation, its inclusions…

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival & Trip Around Ho Chi Minh City. O/n In Ho Chi Minh

You are welcomed by our guide and driver at Tan Son Nhat International airport and transfer to downtown.

First you will visit and take photo at The Old Post Office, Opera House, Bitexco Finance Tower (If you still have time, you can take photo at Ngoc Hoang pagoda). Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

You can walk around Bui Vien street to take photo of daily life, Ben Thanh market. Free to enjoy street foods and overnight at hotel.

Note: You can make E-visa online directly by yourself with this Immigration website to save time making procedure when arrival airport in Vietnam: https://www.immigration.gov.vn/

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Day 2: HCM - Vung Tau - Long Dien Salt Field - HCM. O/n In HCM (B/L)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel. You leave Ho Chi Minh soon to Vung Tau to visit Long Dien Salt Field. Infact, Vietnam has been long wide known as it long sandy beach. Salt making is frequent in the dry season, especially from Mar to May.
And the workers usually start their new day from 4.00 am and finish their hard day at about 21.00pm. Coming here, you may catch the side of workers while they are making salt at dawn or even late in the evening. And you have no surprise as that is their daily life and love their works very much.

Furthermore, when visit here you will see most of salt maker are middle aged woman because men work at sea for fish. You can catch impressive photo while the worker bend down, racking the salt, carrying salt in contained basket. And even when they sit down to take short break on the field. You can also ask them for trying to understand deeply their work than ever

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you leave Vung Tau for return Ho Chi Minh city and spend 2 hours on car for return your hotel. Free to have your own dinner. Evening is your free time to wander around Ben Thanh Night market & street to enjoy the nightlife as well as can take street foods. Overnight at hotel.

Note: If you wish to start tour earlier please note with guide

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Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Vinh Trang Pagoda - Ben Tre - Can Tho. O/n In Can Tho (B/L)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel. Get up early in morning and you can walk around street in Ho Chi Minh by yourself to shoot photo of daily life around Ben Thanh market and park. Then in the morning you leave hotel with our guide and driver and transfer to Mekong Delta area.

First you will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda and shoot photo for special architecture of this pagoda, Then continue to Ben Tre Province and get on the Pier where you start to make boat trip for visiting Mekong River and Ben Tre area.
Take the boat on the Ben Tre river to visit the coconut candy workshop – specialty of native coconut where you can enjoy the delicious coconut candies.

After that you will walk to visit the bricks – kiln to see the local people in their process how to make bricks. Furthermore, you will visit the coconut processing workshops (of the local peoples, to see the coconut coir manufacturing facility, and know how coconut peeling, cutting, etc. Continue cruising on the river for relaxation. Have sightseeing at local people’s daily activities on the river and enjoy the daily life.

You will visit the coconut’s gardens where you can enjoy coconut water and tropical fruit. And then take crowing-boat along palm creek and get on the motor-card on the village road with the vast garden of coconuts, grapefruit and coca.

Afternoon & evening activities:

Walk in to the boat station. Take boat trip along Ba Lai legend river with the coconut’s stretches to see how local people fishing on the river. Continue cruising on the river for relaxing.

The driver picks up tourist at boat station go ahead Can Tho. Along the way you pass through Tra Vinh where you can have chance to visit and take photo of Khmer Pagoda and monk. Arrive in Can Tho late afternoon. Check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. Evening is your free time to wander around Ninh Kieu town for more experience.

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Day 4: Cai Rang Floating Market - Vinh Long - Ho Chi Minh & Take Flight To Da Lat. O/n In Dalat (B)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast box and Get up early and make a boat trip on river to reach Cai Rang Floating market to shoot photo for floating market and their trading on river. After that you leave Can Tho and return Vinh Long where you can visit Bon Sai Garden where local farmer grow and design tree into Bon Sai with different shapes : animals, plants, etc. Free to have your own lunch at local restaurant on the way back Ho Chi Minh.

Afternoon activities:

You arrive in Ho Chi Minh and travel ahead to Tan Son Nhat airport for taking flight to Dalat VN1384 @19.55 – 20.55 pm (HCM – Dalat) On arrival, our guide and driver pick up and transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel.

Evening activities:

You are free wander along street, Dalat is famous for BBQ foods where you can taste local food for your dinner with many famous dishes. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.

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Day 5: Dalat City Full Day & Flight To Danang. O/n In Da Nang (B)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you can enjoy fresh air of Datanla waterfall is nestled under canopies of the primeval jungle with soft. The waters flowing over rock shelve and drop into death valley creating a beautiful natural picture.

Continue the trip to Pongour waterfall considered as the most beautiful and majestic waterfall in the Central Highland. The fall is about 40 m in height and over 100 m in width which gives you an amazing scenery. It is surrounded by unspoiled forest, the waterfall slips into numerous sandstone stepping from top to bottom. Here you can create great-looking photos of flowing water. Free to have lunch by yourself.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you can spend your time around Dalat city to shoot photo of vegetable gardens or constructions such as Bao Dai Villa, Crazy House… Free to have your own dinner and enjoy the night life with BBQ food right in city centre

Evening activities:

And then the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight to Danang, only 1 flight each day VN1954 @ 22.30 -23.30 PM (Dalat – Danang). On arrival guide and driver pick up and transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel and overnight in Danang city.

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Day 6: Danang - Hoian Visiting & Sunset Over River. O/n In Hoian (B)

Morning activities:

Get up early and you are free to walk and shoot photo of sunrise on My Khe beach in Da Nang city (just few minutes to walk). You can enjoy fresh by swimming on beach. Then back hotel for having breakfast.

At 8.00 am our guide and driver welcome at hotel and transfer to Hoian ancient town. You can shooting photo the ancient town with hidden roads, lantern shops, etc. And then visit Tra Que vegetable village to have nice photo of local farmer growing vegetables as organic traditional way. Free to have tour own lunch (Optional: You can choose to have lunch at the village).

Afternoon activities:

Continue trip to Thanh Ha Ceramic village and Bay Mau Palm Forest. After that taking a boat trip for shooting photo between river and sea as well as enjoy the sunset over river and have a fishing catch capture of nice photo. Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Free as your own to take photo of Hoian ancient town at night under lantern lights.

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Day 7: Sunrise & Wet Market In Hoian - Hue City & Take Flight To Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B)

Morning activities:

Get up early and travel to river & sea gate with our guide to shoot photo of sunrise as well as visit wet market here to get daily life ad trading seafood each morning before starting new day at local market. Then back hotel and have breakfast. After that you leave Hoian for Hue city, passing through Hai Van Pass for photo, Lang Co fishing village and Lap An Lagoon. You reach Hue city early afternoon and free to have your own lunch on way.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you visit Incense village, Vong Canh Hill and countryside for shooting photo, Trang Tien bridge
After that drop off Phu Bai airport for taking flight to Hanoi. On arrival Noi Bai airport, our guide and driver pick up and transfer you to downtown, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner

Evening activities:

You are free to walk around Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake by yourself. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 8: Morning Flower Market - Full Day Hanoi City. O/n In Hanoi (B)

Morning activities:

At 5.00 am Our guide and driver welcome you at your hotel in early morning to get the enjoyment of Quang Ba Flower market where crowded midnight to early morning. Here you have the opportunity to explore chaotic early morning markets with many different flowers. Back hotel and Have breakfast at hotel. And then you will visit Long Bien Bridge,West Lake, Phan Dinh Phung street and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Free to have your own lunch

Afternoon & evening activities:

The rest of time is Hanoi Old Quarter for walking inside with narrow roads to see daily life and activities. Enjoy a local coffee in Hanoi. You can walk around Hoan Kiem Lake for more photo. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 9: Hanoi - Duong Lam Ancient Village - Mu Cang Chai. O/n At Homestay In Mu Cang Chai (B/-/D)

Morning activities:

You can get up early and walk by yourself around Hoan Kiem Lake for shooting photo of early morning and Tai Chi beside the lake. And also witnessed the changing of the honor guards ceremony as well as join the local early risers for Tai Chi at Hoan Kiem Lake. Have breakfast with the locals in the Old Quarter.

After that you leave Hanoi city centre for Mu Cang Chai, stopover to visit Duong Lam Ancient village with hundreds of years and experience local life and traditional work here. Then you are driven to west of Hanoi following the national way – No.32 to Nghia Lo district of Yen Bai province. En route is the chance for you to see and admire beautiful scenery of Vietnam mountains. Free to have a lunch in local restaurant in Nghia Lo, then keep on driving up to Mu Cang Chai.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you continue to have chance to stop-over in Tu Le for visiting and admire of the imposing landscape of mountains and valleys and the beautiful rice terrace filed of this area – Tu Le, Van Ban district of Yen Bai province. Mu Cang Chai where brings you amazing of terrace rice field and local life. Have dinner and overnight at homestay in Mu Cang Chai.

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Day 10: Discover Beauties Of Terrace In Mu Cang Chai. O/n In Mu Cang Chai (B/-/D)

Morning activities:

After having breakfast at the stilt house, this morning guide will take you to visit and take photograph Che Cu Nha Rice Terrace Field of Hmong people. And then visit as well as take photograph at Che Xu Phinh, La Phan Tan where is recognized the national landscape of Vietnam in 2007. This is one of the most famous and nicest terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai District for disover and shoot photo at shoes shapes hill. Then you have a motorbike with driver to Mam Xoi Hill for view its special scenery and view. Back Mu Cang Chai for free having lunch at local foods-tall.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you spend more time to discover terrace fields and more discover at Kim Noi village to get more view . Have dinner at the family and interact with local people to learn more of their culture. Overnight at stilt house.

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Day 11: Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen - Tram Ton - Sapa. O/n In Sapa (B)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at homestay after having sunrise view on the terrace field. Then this morning you leave Mu Cang Chai for Sapa. En route you have a stopover at Than Uyen terrace fields for more discover the beauties of landscapes. Continue trip to Tram Ton Pass and discover its beauties. Free to have your own lunch by yourself

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you visit Love Waterfall, and then travel to Sapa. Check in hotel. The rest of time if you have time permit you will visit Ham Rong Mountain to catch the whole panorama of Sa Pa town.

Evening activities:

Evening is the time you are free to wander around Sapa town and enjoy BBQ foods for your free own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 12: Sapa - Y Ty Village. O/n At Homestay In Y Ty (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you have more time to wander around Sapa town and shooting morning life. And then transfer to Y Ty (100 km) On the way, you can enjoy the majestic scenery of green fields and huge mountain. After one hour: Arrival in Lung Po junction – where the Red River starts to flow into Vietnam. Here is the first point of Red River, this side is Vietnam and the other is Chinese. Take photos then continue to Y Ty village with famous for cloudy shooting from May to September is the time with much cloud

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you arrive in Y Ty village, check-in homestay. Then our guide leads you to visit Lao Chai village. Freely discover the daily of Ha Nhi people here as well as shooting beautiful cloud photo (depend on each day for climate) until dinner. This is the chance for you to interact with Ha Nhi People which is very special in minority people groups in Vietnam. Have dinner at the homestay. Overnight in homestay.

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Day 13: Y Ty - Muong Hum - Lao Cai - Car Back Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Get up early in morning to see the cloudy scene. Join in special market of local people on every Saturday. After that you will have breakfast with hot dishes. You then make check out homestay. Then the driver and guide take you to Muong Hum – the most famous destination of Western North of Vietnam. On the way to Den Sang, Muong Hum and Ban Khoang you have chance to cross the forest and fields, you can enjoy sightseeing.

When you arrive in Muong Hum. Freely discover and take photos of Nam Ho hydroelectric dams, Den Sang stream.

Afternoon & evening activities:

After that the driver drives you to Lao Cai and go ahead to return Hanoi city. You arrive in Hanoi evening. Free to have your own dinner. Evening is your free time to experience around Hanoi city again. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 14: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you leave Hanoi for Ninh Binh. You spend 2 hours on car to reach Ninh Binh.

First you will climb steps for visiting Mua Cave and from high location you can shooting beautiful photo of Tam Coc cave and Ngo Dong River. How wonderful it is when shooting beautiful photo from high places. Back town centre and free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you continue to visit Van Long Nature Reserve and discover natural beauties. If lucky you can see monkey on cliffs while rowing local boat along stream After that you leave Ninh Binh for return Hanoi city. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 15: Hanoi - Halong Bay 4- 6 Hours On Bay - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel. At 8.00 am our guide and driver welcome you at hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to Halong City. You reach Halong at noon time.

Afternoon & evening activities:

  • 12:00 Welcome guests at the harbor to get on the cruise.
  • You will have lunch on board, the cruise sail to Mat Quy islet and Teapot islet. Relax and enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape while passing through the bay
  • And then you visit Thien Canh Son cave and explore the bay by kayaking which you can touch closer with nature.
  • Back to the boat, Relax onboard and sail to Dragon’s head islet, then turn to Toad islet, toward habour.
  • 17:00 Disembark and say goodbye to the crew. Back the harbor where the driver is waiting for transfer you back Hanoi city around 21.00pm. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel
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Day 16: Hanoi Depart

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Have breakfast at hotel. You spend more time around Hanoi city to get more deeply experience of local people, life… Then the driver drops you off from hotel to Noi Bai airport for taking flight back home. Thank you very much for travelling with us and have an enjoyable flight!

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