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Duration: 19 Days
Trip Code: ORG_UK19

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Overview

Explore Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh and get the taste of the country colorful landscapes, rich history and culture. Head to Sapa town for the challenging of hill tribe villages and immense the mountain beauties of rice terrace fields and get the true local life and homestay with minority people.

Immerse to the truly connections with the remarkable visiting sites along the country as remarkable wonders.

Highlights:

  • Catch a glimpse of modern Vietnam in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, watching the evidence of rapid development in Viet Nam.
  • Discover UNESCO world Heritage Sites of Halong Bay, Hoi An ancient town with hidden charms
  • Trek through villages of the Zao, Thai, White Hmong and other ethnic groups plus learn about their unique customs in Sa Pa and Ha Giang.
  • Discover the diverse mountain landscapes, hiking through bamboo forests, terraced rice paddies, beautiful rivers, etc as well as harmony to the local hill tribe life.
  • Touch the river life in Mekong Delta and get acknowledge of floating market

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Itinerary Details

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

Our guide and driver welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport flight to Hanoi. Our guide waits you at exit gate of the airport and transfers you to down town of Ha Noi city – a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam.

After you have a long flight to Ha Noi, you spend your free time in hotel to relax and get new energy.

Depending on your flight time, the rest of time is your free time to walk around Hanoi city to get more experience. O/N in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Ha Noi City Tour - Dong Ngac Ancient Village. O/n In Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

Leave Hanoi city centre to Dong Ngac village – 10km from downtown Hanoi in North Tu Liem District (formerly known as Ke Ve). It is one of few villages which have still remains intact the cultural features and old historical architecture despite the impacts of rapid urbanization.

Dong Ngac Village is famous for its communal house, many ancient houses and ancestral worshipping houses with hundreds of years old. Let discover the village and enjoy a completely different space, which is trainquil, peaceful and quaint.

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.

Have one-hour cyclo riding around Hanoi Old Quarter for more experience its charms and culture.

Enjoy water puppet show at theater is an unforgettable experience of Ha Noi culture and special thing. Dinner on your own account.

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.

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:

Enjoy a great time to have your own experience along streets to try street foods, fresh beer, Ha Noi night life, etc. O/N in Ha Noi.

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Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Giang - Quan Ba. O/n In Quan Ba (BLD)

Morning activities:

Leave hotel in Hanoi at 7.30 am with our guide and driver to Ha Giang. It takes you around 5 hours to reach Ha Giang. En route is the opportunity to see beautiful mountain landscapes in North Vietnam. Have lunch at local foodstall.

Afternoon activities:

After lunch time driver and guide will take you to rocky plateau on the way to Quan Ba. You will have a look down view to Quan Ba district town. Here is the chance to see Twin Mountain (or Breasts Mountain)which gives you the best view. And then have a sightseeing at Quan Ba Heaven Gate.

Arrive in Lung Tam weaving village where you discover the local traditional craftsmanship.

Then, you continue to Can Ty valley and travel along the Mien River which flows through H’Mong, Nung ethnic houses. Have more discover at Nam Dam village in Quan Ba to get experience of mountain life.

Check in homestay.

Evening activities:

Have dinner with local family with their food. Free to walk around the village and explore village beauties. O/N at stilt-house in Nam Dam village

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Day 4: Quan Ba - Dong Van - Ma Pi Leng Pass - Meo Vac. O/n In Meo Vac (BLD)

Morning activities:

After breakfast at the family, you can enjoy the fresh air in the mountainous village will cool climate. Listen to the sound of mountain life.

At 8.00 am you start your day trip to leave Quan Ba for Dong Van. En route is the chance for you to admire the beautiful scenery of Dong Van Karst Plateau.

Next you visit Sung La village where is famous for a filming scene “ Story of Pao”. Here is also the opportunity to visit the Meo King Palace, Lung Cu Flag tower and get the panorama view from the summit. This is the North Pole of Vietnam and has border with China.

Afternoon activities:

You continue your trip to reach Dong Van town, have lunch at local food stall. After that our guide takes you to walk around Dong Van Old street. Have chance to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee (expenses excluded) to get more experience.

Next go proceed to Meo Vac, en route you will cross the Ma Pi Leng Pass. It also has another name Happy road. From here you can admire the majestic beauty of the Ma Pi Leng canyon 800m deep and the Nho Que River below for lushing the green patches between the rock mountains. An amazing scenery it is!

Evening activities:

Get around Meo Vac, check in, have dinner at local family. Here is the chance for you to chill out in Meo Vac. Interact with local minority people to understand more their life and culture. O/N at stilt-house in Meo Vac.

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Day 5: Meo Vac - Yen Minh - Ha Giang. O/n In Ha Giang (BLD)

Morning activities:

After breakfast, this morning more time to get experience of life in Meo Vac. (Note: If you travel on Sunday, you can visit Meo Vac sundays market to get more experience local people and their cultures as well as their traditing.

Then you leave Meo Vac for return Yen Minh. More chance to view beautiful landscapes along the road.

Then our guide and driver take you to leave Yen Minh for Ha Giang town. Have lunch at local food stall.

Afternoon activities:

More chance to catch beautiful mountain scenery again along the way during the time on car around Ha Giang town. Check in hotel.

The rest of town is your free time to experience around Ha Giang town for more discovery.

Evening activities:

Free wander around Ha Giang Town and get your own enjoyment of Ha Giang at night. O/N in Ha Giang.

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Day 6: Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Transfer To Sa Pa. O/n In Sa Pa (BL)

Morning activities:

After breakfast, this morning more time to get experience of life in Ha Giang town and have chance to see daily Ha Giang town to get the experience of local life.

Then you leave Ha Giang for Bac Ha town. More chance to view beautiful landscapes along the road.

You reach Bac Ha town at noon time. Have lunch at local food stall.

Afternoon activities:

Visit Hoang A Tuong palace to get more history as well as the architectire of this palace.

Continue to visit Ban Pho village to get more experience of local minority people life here. More chance to catch beautiful mountain scenery along the way during the time on car to reach Sapa town. You arrive in Sa Pa early evening. Check in hotel.

Evening activities:

Free wander around Sa Pa Town and get your own enjoyment of Sa Pa at night. O/N in Sa Pa.

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Day 7: Sapa Town - Sa Seng - Hau Thao - Giang Ta Chai. O/n In Giang Ta Chai (BLD)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel and then get the morning atmosphere of Sapa town.

Leave your hotel in Sapa town at 8.00 am with our tour guide and driver to start your day trip. You can leave your luggage at hotel while trekking.

The driver transfers you on the main road to reach Sa Seng village where you start trekking time on Muong Hoa Valley. Trekking through villages with soil path will give you the real life of hill tribe people and their activities on terrace fields. The trekking road through villages Sa Seng, Hau Thao and Giang Ta Chai.

Afternoon activities:

Continue your walk through Muong Hoa valley of magnificent landscape and meet Black H’mong in Hau Thao village, Red Zao people at Sa Seng and Giang Ta Chai village. Homestay in Giang Ta Chai village with standard facilities of community travel. There is no private bathroom. There are hot showers, mosquito net over the bed and tasty traditional food with family dinner.

Evening activities:

Have chance to interact with hill tribe people at stilt house and learn more of their traditional cultures. O/N at stilt-house in Giang Ta Chai.

Note:

  • This is medium trek 14km off the beaten track
  • Homestay at stilt house with minority people. The homestay is clean & safe so you don’t need to bring sleeping bag
  • If you stayed in Sapa already, you can leave luggage at your hotel for starting trip. But you arrive in Sapa this morning by night train, you can take a shuttle bus or taxi from Lao Cai to Sapa town and have breakfast with shower by yourself before the trip.

Option 1: Lao Chai / Ta Van (5 km, soft trek, very touristy)

Option 2: Sapa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin village (15 km from Sapa town, easy – medium trek)

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Day 8: Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

Spend morning at the village to get mountain life activities and experience. Continue to visit Giang Ta Chai Village of Red Dao minority people hidden behind old tree, bamboo forest. At the village you can see a spectacular Cau May waterfall. Trekking through rice fields, crossing suspension bridge to the other side of the river. Have snack lunch en route.

From Giang Ta Chai village, you continue trekking route up to the mountain to Su Pan Village. The land of Red Dzao and small number of Black H’mong Ethnic People, where you can visit the local family. To reach up Su Pan by trekking, the distance is so steep and hard trek when you trekking via Giang Ta Chai Village and trekking along the Muong Hoa Stream.

Have lunch at local family

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon our driver picks up at Su Pan village on the main road and transfer back Sa Pa town and travel ahead to Hanoi. We will be arrive Hanoi after 5 hours drive from Sa Pa. Check in hotel in Hanoi. Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Free as your own way in the evening to get your own experience around Hanoi city and enjoy the nightlife. O/N in Hanoi

Note:

  • The medium trek from Giang Ta Chai to Su Pan
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Day 9: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Lan Ha Bay. O/N On Era Luxury Cruise (BLD)

Morning activities:

Travel out Hanoi city (or other destination in Vietnam) to reach Hai Phong. It takes you around 2 hours to reach Hai Phong city on the highway. Arrive in the wharf at noon time and make the way to get on board luxurious Era Cruise.

Afternoon activities:

Welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by.

Next you have a special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites on board. The cruise set sails to Lan Ha Bay and pass through Da Chong where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.

After that when the cruise entries through Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay), this area is surrounding of a lot extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Here you start the journey to explore Ba Trai Dao beach, kayaking to immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay and/or enjoy swimming.

You return the main boat at 17:00 pm, and cruising to a place for staying overnight

Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free)

Evening activities:

Join cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare Vietnamese delicious cuisines. Enjoy special Signature Dinner in restaurant on board.

The rest is your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. The bar has a wide range or wines, beers and liquors for choice to enjoy the bay in the evening.

You can order a Spa service or take any activities on boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on sundeck under the cover of a star filled sky.

O/N on board

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Day 10: Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island - Ba Ham Lake. O/n On Board (BLD)

Morning activities:

Wake up early and enjoy sunrise on the bay. Attend a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea.

Have a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices at restaurant.

Next you will be transferred on Era Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village. Here you will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. More chance to enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Have a relaxing at the village to get more enjoyment.

After that you will visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo, etc and see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost). Have lunch with Signature set menu on our day boat.

Afternoon activities:

Continue your trip to free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit)

Then back the main Era Cruise and take some time to freshen up or just relax at your leisure while the cruise for the overnight area. Witness the brilliant sunsets over the sea.

Enjoy Happy Hour “Buy one get one free ” at bar

Evening activities:

Enjoy cooking demonstration to discover our Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls. And then have a special dinner on board.

Evening is yours free time to relax on board to enjoy whatever you please or watch a selection of films available. A selection of board games for your entertainment. Our bar is always open and is an ideal place to meet new people and share stories about your adventures.

O/N on board

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Day 11: Dark & Bright Cave - Hai Phong - Hanoi & Flight To Da Nang. O/n In Da Nang (BL)

Morning activities:

Enjoy a sunrise on Lan Ha Bay. Have a Tai Chi lesson on the top deck. Have a morning cup of tea, coffee or juice on board for morning and watch the never ending miraculous scenery unfold before you.

Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee)

Then you will visit Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to our main board afterwards.

Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a final early brunch and a last goodbye from our crew at 11:30. Get on the tender and head back to the wharf at noon time.

Afternoon activities:

Our luxury bus driver welcomes you at the wharf and transfers you return Hanoi. The driver drops you off the airport for taking flight to Da Nang.

On arrival Da Nang airport you are welcomed by our guide and driver and transfer to hotel. Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

The evening is the time for your own free in Da Nang beach city to experience the nightlife, enjoy the street foods. O/N in Danang.

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

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Day 12: Da Nang City Tour And Hoian Ancient Town - Danang. O/n In Da Nang (BL)

Morning activities:

Leave hotel at 8.00 am with our guide and driver to make a visiting Son Tra Peninsular with Linh Ung Pagoda to get the beautiful view of sea and mountain landscapes. You have chance to see some monkey come to Linh Ung pagoda to find foods.

Next visit Marble Mountain where you can catch the beach view from the summit as well as mountain beauties and its history.

Afternoon activities:

Continue the trip by walking time for discovery 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. Free to have your own account dinner.

Evening activities:

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

And the driver transfers you back Danang city. O/N in Da Nang.

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Day 13: Da Nang - Flight To Da Lat And City Tour. O/n In Da Lat (BL)

Morning activities:

Have free time to enjoy the sunrise on the beach of Danang and get the fresh air. Then you have free time to experience around Danang city as your own way.

Take morning flight to Da Lat and transfer to hotel after arrival Lien Khuong airport. Have free time in the morning to get more fresh before continuing the trip.

Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you visit tomato garden or strawberry garden where you can see local farmers as organic way. The rest of time is your visiting centre flower garden to experience different flower in Dalat city. Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Evening is the free time to wander around Da Lat streets to enjoy street foods, get the cool atmosphere of Dalat city at night. O/N in Dalat

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Day 14: Full Day Da Lat City. O/n In Da Lat (BL)

Morning activities:

Start the day trip this morning to discover more Dalat beauties. You will visit Crazy house, Bao Dai’s Summer Palace III, Cable car to Truc Lam Meditation Pagoda and flower garden, walk back down to Tuyen Lam lake, Phuong Nam campsite for Elephant riding, Linh Phuoc Pagoda.

Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

Proceed to visit Langbiang Mountain. Have a Jeep to Rada peak and admire the panorama of Dalat city from your eyes. Back to Dalat to and free to get more Dalat beauties as your own experience. Free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Get more cool time as beginning of winter in Da Lat city to taste dry foods along streets, chill in peaceful atmosphere of a highland city. O/N in Dalat

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Day 15: Da Lat Transfer To Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM (BL)

Morning activities:

Have more free time to experience the beauties of Da Lat city as your own way, garden flowers, shooting photos at places you love, farms, etc. Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

Leaving Da Lat flower city to ahead the busiest Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam. The distance to Dalat City (234km to HCM city). It takes about 5 hours on road to reach Ho Chi Minh city.

En route is the chance for you stop to visit Bao Loc Tea Plantation and Dam’ry Waterfall – a famous destination for tourists and it is the highest waterfall in the province (57m). Arrive in Ho Chi Minh late afternoon and check in hotel.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time to enjoy the most busiest and crowded to get different experience. O/N in HCM.

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Day 16: Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour. O/n In HCM (BL)

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 lively about Vietnam history and people. Try yourself through narrow tunnels which are the home, work, school… in the past underground.

Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

Have a half day in the afternoon for your own experience around Ho Chi Minh City to get more discover 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. O/N in HCM

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Day 17: Sai Gon - Mekong Delta/ My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho. O/n In Can Tho (BL)

Morning activities:

How exciting today? Let take 2days 1night to discover Mekong Delta – the land which is very famous for fruit tropical gardens and river life which give you the most impressive in southwest Vietnam.

Today you leave your hotel in HCMC at 8.00 am and depart for Mekong Delta area with first stop at My Tho. Take a boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank.

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

Afternoon activities:

Having a boat ride to Tan An and enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water 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 the pier and you continue your journey to Can Tho and check in on arrival.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening to walk around Can Tho city to experience the local life. O/N in Can Tho.

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Day 18: Can Tho/Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM (BL)

Morning activities:

Wake up early and start to discover Cai Rang floating market which is at its busiest at this time of day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village to get more enjoyment of countryside life.

Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta which gives you an great moments which is before a famous bridge through the canals in Mekong Delta Area, however, it gradually change into stable bridge for safe and easy to travel.

Continue to make a visiting at Binh Thuy Old House to learn more of traditional house as well as history

Afternoon activities:

Return Ho Chi Minh City and passing through amazing tropical fruits orchards along provinces with different fruits.

Evening activities:

Free evening as your own way to discover Ho Chi Minh city. It is famous for unsleeping city of Vietnam. O/N in HCM

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Day 19: Ho Chi Minh Depart (B)

Have the balance of the day in Ho Chi Minh City as your own until the driver transfers you to the airport for taking the flight back home or next destination. Say goodbye to you and wishing to travel with you again for other destinations. Wishing you a wonderful trip with us!

Special note: If you wish us to include the hotel, domestic air ticket in tour quote, please drop a line for us when the request

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