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Duration: 18 Days
Trip Code: ORG_AUO18

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Overview

Wish to discover the real Vietnam in your holiday, this 18-day tour Vietnam is your best choice. This is the great opportunity to visit all the famous visiting sites in Vietnam.

Start tour from Ho Chi Minh City with essential highlights of Mekong Delta; witness the busy city life of Ho Chi Minh. Danang, Hoian and Hue Imperial City offer the chance to discover the quaint streets, ancient houses and constructions as well as the gorgeous beaches in Danang and Hoi An. Mu Cang Chai terrace fields will be the great experience of cultural diversity of ethnic minority group, spectacular rice terrace fields, mountain landscapes.

Ending the trip in Vietnam with the amazing natural landscapes of limestone islands and emerald sea water in Ha Long Bay.

Highlights:

  • Explore the essential sites in Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnel to get more knowledge
  • Row local boat to discover island, river life and locals people and enjoy tropical garden fruits along provinces of Mekong Delta.
  • Relax on the lovely beaches of Danang to chill out the fresh atmosphere.
  • Stroll through atmospheric streets in Hoi An Ancient Town and discover its hidden charms.
  • Experience ethnic minority culture and ancient customs, and discover stunning scenery in Mu Cang Chai.
  • Get the amazing feeling at the beautiful Ha Long Bay.

Notes:

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival - Welcome To Vietnam. O/n In HCM City

Catholic Church visit in Ho Chi Minh

Welcome to Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view!

Upon your arrival in Tan Son Nhat international airport, our guide and driver will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel by private car. Check in hotel and have your own refresh after the long international fly.

Evening activities:

In the evening, you are free to wander around the city or free enjoy a welcome dinner on the Saigon River Cruise which will give you the first impression of Saigon by enjoying the night scenery on the cruise boat.

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Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Chau Doc. O/n In Chau Doc (BL)

Enjoy sun set in Tra Su

Morning activities:

Leave your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart for My Tho .Take a boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank.

You continue to Tortoise Island to get more beautiful of island on the River and have lunch in the orchard garden.

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon you continue making a boat ride to An and enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals.

Here you have time to enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the local people.

Next you will visit a family business in Ben Tre which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages.

Then you leave Ben Tre and go ahead to Chau Doc. When arrival you make check in and then visit the Sam Mountain and the caved pagoda, Enjoy the sunset over the Vietnamese-Cambodian Frontier.

Evening experiences:

You are free time in Chau Doc and get your own experience around the province in Mekong Delta region. Overnight in Chau Doc

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Day 3: Chau Doc - Tra Su Sanctuary - Can Tho. O/n In Can Tho (B)

Visit Chau doc

Morning activities:

Start this new day by taking a motor boat trip to see the floating fish farm and the floating village. Visit the local Cham minority village in their traditional weaving village.

Then you continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary. Here is the chance for you to cruise smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest ,watching storks ,cranes and other tropical birds. No better way to enjoy ecology area in Mekong Delta and get closer with nature and its beauties.

After that you return Chau Doc and free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you leave Chau Doc for Can Tho. Spend 3 hours on car to reach Can Tho city centre. En route have more chance to see the beautiful countryside. Check in hotel on arrival and free to have your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time to wander around Can Tho City centre to get more experience of night life in this city. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 4: Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh. O/n In HCM (B)

Visit Cai Rang floating market

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.

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. Overnight at hotel

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Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour. Flight To Da Nang. O/n In Da Nang (B)

day tour in Cu chi

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.

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.

Then taking flight to Da Nang city and be welcomed to hotel in Danang

Evening activities:

Have free time in the evening to get your own experience around streets of Danang city, Rong Bridge, Han River, etc which attract a lot of tourists. Overnight at hotel

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Day 6: Da Nang - Ba Na Hill - Hoian. O/n In Hoian (B)

Visit Ba Na hills

Morning activities:

Our guide and driver welcome you at hotel in Da Nang and transfer to Ba Na about 30km from city centre to the foot of mountain where you take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hill station. You will have chance to get the scenery of mountain in mist, cloud cover around mountain summit. You will stopover at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. After that you continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na for visiting Nginh Phong summit, Le Nim Villas, Old wine tunnel, Orchid Garden… Free to enjoy your own lunch.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you are free for joining games in Fantasy Park which is the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… After that you take cable car for returning to Da Nang city along the Red Beach Bay and travel ahead to Hoian.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time wander around streets to discover Hoi An night life. You can walk through narrow streets to get hidden charms, enjoy street foods with special of Hoian dishes for your dinner. Overnight at hotel in Hoian

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Day 7: Walking Tour In Hoi An. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Hoi An street food

Morning activities:

Have half day in morning for 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.

Afternoon activities:

Free half day in the afternoon to relax on nice sandy beach of An Bang or free shopping and make tailor as your wish.

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.

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Day 8: Hoi An Free Day. O/n In Hoi An (B)

Have full 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). Overnight at hotel

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Day 9: Hoian - Danang - Hue. O/n In Hue (B)

Hai Van Pass Da nang

Morning activities:

Leave Hoi An in the morning and travel to Hue City. En route stop to visit Marble Mountain known as Five Mountain where has view to Non Nuoc beach, pagoda, temple, etc.

Travel along the beach road and enjoy the beauties of Danang beach city. Pass through Hai Van Pass and conquer the summit with windy road pass, Lang Co Beach and fresh the cool air and enjoy the nice beach.

Afternoon activities:

Travel ahead to Hue City and arrive in Hue city mid-afternoon, check in hotel. The rest of time is your free time to wander around the streets along Perfume River to get the first impression of Hue.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening and wander around the streets along Perfume River, Trang Tien Bridge, walking streets for more enjoyment of its charming. Overnight at your hotel.

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Day 10: Hue Full Day City Tour - Flight To Ha Noi. O/n In Ha Noi (BL)

Morning activities:

Discover Hue Imperial City by visiting the Citadel and Forbidden Purple City with a lot of constructions: Forbidden Purple City, Thai Hoa Palace, Royal Theater, Nine Urn Dynasties… This is a great chance to learn more about Royal Family and King Palace in Vietnam as well as history.

Also you can learn more Royal Music you can enjoy it at Duyet Thi Duong Theater (optional with extra charge ticket 5 USD/per person)

Proceed to visit Thien Mu Pagoda to experience typical pagoda in Hue lying on the north bank of Perfume River. It is the oldest one in Hue city and the place in which start for the story of Nguyen Reign in Hue city. Have lunch at Y Thao Garden Restaurant to taste Hue special foods.

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon is the time to make a visit to Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Mausoleum which in two different western and oriental styles of these kings.

Optional: if you would like to have a vegetarian dishes we will arrange you to have lunch at a pagoda in Hue city to get more experience

Take flight to Ha Noi and our local guide and driver in Ha Noi will welcome you at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to downtown. Check in hotel and free to have your own dinner

Evening activities:

Free in the evening and wander around the streets of Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake to get your own experience at our capital city. Overnight at your hotel.

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Day 11: Ha Noi City Tour. O/n In Hanoi (B)

Hoan Kiem lake hanoi

Morning activities:

Start this morning by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the resting place of President Ho Chi Minh who led Vietnam to independence from French colonial rule. It is a perfect place to learn more about Vietnam’s rich history.

Next wander through the beautiful surrounding gardens toward the Presidential Palace. This is the place where Ho Chi Minh’s simple working space is on display. And then One Pillar Pagoda right in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex.

Continue to the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam’s first University, built in twelfth century, to teach the royals the Confucius theory. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance.

Afternoon activities:

Continue to visit Quan Thanh Temple lies on the land of Truc Bac Lake’s side to learn more of history of Vietnam. Next visit Tran Quoc pagoda to get more discover of Vietnam history.

Evening activities:

Evening is your free time for enjoyment of sampling street food in the Old Quarter. It’s a great opportunity to try all those wonderful foods you see. You also have a taste of Hanoi Bia Hoi at corner stall. Do as the locals do and enjoy a drink while watching the local people go by.

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Day 12: Hanoi - Yen Bai - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai. O/n In Mu Cang Chai (BLD)

Rice field in Tu Le Mu Cang Chai

Morning activities:

Start at 8.00 am with our guide and driver pick you up at hotel in Hanoi city and drive you 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. Have a lunch in local restaurant in Nghia Lo, then keep on driving up to Mu Cang Chai.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you will 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 at stilt house and overnight at stilt house in Mu Cang Chai

Note: Mu Cang Chai can visit all year round, however, it has two most beautiful is drawing water on late March till April and riping rice time from September till mid-October

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Day 13: Mu Cang Chai - Nghia Lo. O/n In Nghia Lo (BLD)

Mu Cang Chai rice

Morning activities:

After having breakfast, this morning guide will take you to visit andtake 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 – it was recognized the national landscape of Vietnam in 2007 where have famous and nicest terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai District. Back Mu Cang Chai for having lunch at local foodstall.

Afternoon & evening activities:

This afternoon you will leave Mu Cang Chai for Nghia Lo, on the way you are free to discover the wild land of Nghia Lo as well as more rice terrace fields for charming. Have dinner and enjoy another night at stilt house.

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Day 14: Nghia Lo - Suoi Giang - Hoc Village - Hanoi (BL)

Morning activities:

Breakfast at stilt house, this morning you have time to enjoy the fresh air and breakfast in Nghi Lo, then check out hotel. You will leave Nghia Lo to visit Suoi Giang Eco-Park where is a part of Hong Lien Son national park, it is home of ancient green tea, you walk around to know about the special green tea of Vietnam and take photograph in the tea garden. Next is the visiting Hoc village where is hot-steam, traveler can enjoy and have a bath in natural hot-water of stream. Have lunch at local food stall.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon guide and driver transfer you to return Hanoi city. Passing more the mountain landscapes along the road. Arrive in Ha Noi late afternoon. Free to enjoy your own dinner.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening and wander around the streets of Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake to get your own experience at our capital city. Overnight at your hotel.

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Day 15: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Visit Trang An Grottoes & Mua Cave. O/n In Ninh Binh (B)

Morning activities:

Start with our guide and driver at 8:00 am pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to depart for Ninh Binh province (98 Kms). On arrival Ninh Binh you start your visit day trip for Kong Skull Island 2017 Film.

First you start the route to visit Trang An Grottoes on local rowing boat to see the beautiful scenery taken in this famous film. Visit Ethnic village in the film to get more experience.

And then visit one of the most beautiful caves in Trang An Grottoes complex by rowing boat for experience the amazing landscapes known as Halong on land. Free to have your lunch.

Afternoon activities:

You continue to visit Mua Cave and listen to its interesting stories from our guide. You will climb 500 stone steps to the top of the cave where you can view the majestic landscapes of Tam Coc cave. Especially Ngoa Long Mountain (Dragon Mountain) on the way to Mua cave will give you much impression for beautiful landscapes. No better way to take photo of amazing scenery for mountain, countryside, wonderful Ngo Dong River, etc.

Evening activities:

Evening is the time you have relaxation at hotel in Ninh Binh to get the tranquil atmosphere of this province. Overnight at hotel.

Note: Depending on weather condition, on rainy days, we can make flexible to change into visit Tam Coc cave or Bai Dinh Pagoda

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Day 16: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay. O/n On Board (BLD)

Visit Sung Sot cave in Halong Bay

Morning activities:

Travel with driver to leave Ninh Binh in the morning and transfer you to Ha Long Bay. Spend 5 hours on car to reach Ha Long and check in at the wharf.

Afternoon activities:

Arrive at the LaFairy Sails at Tuan Chau International harbor. Enjoy welcome drink, cruise briefing & start cruising.

Have lunch at restaurant while cruise passes through the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of different shaped limestone islands and islets, known as the heaven on the Earth.

First you discover the Lờm Bò area and enjoy the outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit Mê Cung Cave which is one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. This is the chance to climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above.

After that do kayaking through the hidden beauty of the Bay for more discover.

You return to the LaFairy Sails and enjoy the sunset on the sundeck. Here is the wonderful time to admire the best moments of the day.

Join HAPPY HOUR – BUY 2 GET 1 FREE all beverages from 5 to 6pm.

Evening activities:

Have dinner on the sundeck under the light of a thousand stars in middle of the tranquil Bay. Taste extremely delicious food and fascinating fruit and vegetable carving show. Delight in traditional music performances. Here is also the chance for you to socialize with the artist, new friends and crew members

You can ask at reception for joining squid fishing. Overnight on-board.

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Day 17: Ti Top Island - Tuan Chau Harbor - Hanoi (BL)

Fishing boat in Halong Vietnam

Morning activities:

Start your new day with sunrise enjoyment and join a Tai Chi session on sundeck or a photo hunt.

Then enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.

After that you visit Ti Tov Island for swimming in the emerald water. Then hike up to the top of the island to take the breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay.

Check out the cabin while cruising towards the harbor. While the cruise sails back the harbor, you join a cooking demonstration before enjoying an exceptional Buffet lunch.

Disembark the LaFairy Sails & Farewell at noon time

Afternoon activities:

The driver welcomes you at harbor and transfers you back Hanoi. You return Hanoi around 16:30 pm.

Evening activities:

Free in the evening and wander around the streets of Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake to get your own experience at our capital city. Overnight at your hotel.

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Day 18: Ha Noi Depart (B)

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

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

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