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Discovering Viet Nam 14 days

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13 days

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27 people

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Overview

 

Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with a unique heritage, where travel quickly becomes addictive.

Sensory Overload

Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. There’s the sublime: gazing over a surreal seascape of limestone islands from the deck of a traditional junk in Halong Bay. The ridiculous: taking 10 minutes just to cross the street through a tsunami of motorbikes in Hanoi. The inspirational: exploring the world’s most spectacular cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The comical: watching a moped loaded with honking pigs weave a wobbly route along a country lane. And the contemplative: witnessing a solitary grave in a cemetery of thousands of war victims.

War, Peace & Progress

Forty years after the carnage and destruction of an epoch-defining conflict, Vietnam is resolutely a nation, not a war, in the eyes of the world. Self-confident and fast-developing, its progress is all-evident in the country\\\’s booming metropolises. Vietnam\\\’s allure is easy to appreciate (and something of a history lesson) as ancient, labyrinthine trading quarters of still-thriving craft industries are juxtaposed with grand colonial mansions from the French era, all overseen from the sky bars of 21st-century glass-and-steel high-rises.

A Culinary Superpower

The Thais may grumble, but in Southeast Asia nothing really comes close: Vietnamese food is that good. Incredibly subtle in its flavours and outstanding in its diversity, Vietnamese cooking is a fascinating draw for travellers – myriad street-food tours and cooking schools are testament to this. Geography plays a crucial role, with Chinese flavours influencing the soups of the north, spices sparking up southern cuisine, and herbs and complex techniques typifying the central coastline, rightly renowned as Vietnam’s epicurean epicentre. And up and down the country you can mingle with villagers, sample local dishes and sip rice wine in Vietnam\\\’s many regional markets.

Thrills & Chills

If you have the bills, Vietnam has the thrills and chills. Some require a little physical effort, such as motorbiking switchback after switchback up the jaw-dropping Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam. Others require even more sweat: kitesurfing the tropical oceanic waters off Mui Ne or hiking the evergreen hills around Bac Ha or Sapa. And when you’re done with all that adrenaline stuff, there’s plenty of horizontal ‘me’ time to relish. Vietnam has outstanding spas – from marble temples of treatments, to simple family-run massage salons with backpacker-friendly rates.

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Itinerary

DAY 1 : SAI GON - MUINE

7:30 am depature from Saigon to Muine .Arrive Muine 13:00pm ,check in hotel

14:00 pm pick up at hotel and jeep car take you visit :

14:30PM Visiting Suoi Tien (fairy stream) where the small stream running through the middle of the red sand dunes. It is like a mini version of Red Canyon

15:00PM Visiting the fishing village, observing the daily lives of fishermen, catch is hauled to shore and fishing boats are lining up

16:00PM Visiting White sand dunes. Activities can be taken: riding quad-bikes over sand dunes and ostriches riding (at own expense), sliding down sand dunes’ slopes with surfboards…

17:00PM Visiting Red sand dunes, slopes are less steep than the White sand dunes, great opportunity for taking photo as red colour of the sand is great contrast to background scenery and observing the spectacular sunset over the sand dunes

17:45PM Returning back to your hotel

DAY 2 : MUINE - DA LAT ( Breakfast )

Relax and enjoy morning time at hotel .Noon time bus pick you up at hotel and take you to Da Lat

Arrive Da Lat ,check in hotel and free for leisure .Overnight in DaLat

DAY 3: DA LAT CITY TOUR ( Breakfast /Lunch )

8:15am -8:30am bus pick you up at hotel and take you to visit :

Bao Dai summer palace: where is the last Emperor in Viet Nam working and living. Built-in 1933, the restored palace is still furnished with a lot of its original furniture and fittings and offers a rich insight into the life of the Royal resident. Robin hill & cable car (pay yourself) - you can enjoy fresh airy space at Robin hill (1690m), Dalat cable car station to get the panorama view of Dalat and enjoy the marvellous of the pine-forested valley stretch down to the South and take the cable car down to Paradise Lake. Truc Lam Zen Monastery is one of the biggest Zen University in Viet Nam. Please dress decently, a very quiet scenery beside its very beautiful flower garden, which is built on the top of the Pheonix hill and surrounding by Tuyen Lam lake (Paradise lake).

Datanla waterfall : (25m high) is one of the more easily accessed falls in the vicinity of Dalat. Those who are looking for thrills should try the (mini) roller coaster ride from the top of the falls or an easy 15-minute walk gets you to the bottom. Van Hanh pagoda with a giant golden Sakyamuni Buhda statue with 24 high meters.

Have your lunch at the local restaurant

In the afternoon, we continue our trip to Dalat Cathedral church, known with a bronze rooster was placed on the top of the tower and the European Gothic architectural style since 1931 and it is the biggest church in Dalat city which was designed and built by Frenchman. Flower park (formed in 1966) is known as the paradise of flowers with a rich collection of local and foreign flower types: roses, impatiens walleriana, chives, azaleas, bird of paradise, hydrangeas, orchids, cactus…. You can take pictures in the colourful flower garden, walking in bonsai park, stroll along romantic lakeside, riding a horse or using the swan pedal boat.

Back hotel ,free time and overnight at hotel

DAY 4: DA LAT - NHA TRANG ( Breakfast )

After breakfast ,the bus pick you up at hotel and take you to Nha trang

Arrive Nha Trang ,check in hotel and Take some time to relax and play on the beach.

DAY 5 : BOAT TRIP IN NHA TRANG ( Breakfast /Lunch )

8:30am -8:45am pick up at your hotel and transfer to CAU DA harbour

9:00am -9:45am : TRI NGUYEN AQUARIUM :biology sea inside neptunes places with hundreds of fishes

10:00am -12:00 MUN ISLANDS "The first Marine Protected Area "in VietNam ,snorkel or diving on the extraordinary corals reefs which are covered with the multi colored fishes

12:15- 15:30pm :MOT ISLAND
Have lunch on the boat with many excellent dishes
Let enjoy the special live show of the boy band
Have a cup of coctaik and cheer with your friends at the FLOATING BAR

15:45-16:30PM :TRANH MINIBEACH
Relax and join beach sport or laze on the beach
Entertain with water sport activities such as:parasailing ,jeski ,bananas buoy ( excluded)
Fruit party : enjoy eating many kinds of fruits from Nha Trang

16:45pm :Land at the harbour and take you back the hotel

19:00pm take bus from Nha Trang to Hoi An .Overnight on the sleeping bus .

DAY 6 : HOI AN - VISIT MY SON HOLY LAND - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN ( Lunch )

Arrive Hoi An morning time .Leave your luggage at hotel .

8:00am driver and guide pick you up at hotel and leave for My Son

09:30 : Visit My Son Holly land, spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide

11:30: Have lunch.

13:00: Depart to Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit The Museum of History, Quangdong temple, The Chinese Assembly Hall of Phuc Kien, Japanese bridge, Phung Hung Old house, Thang Loi handicraft workshop.

16:00: Back Hotel.Free time and overnight at hotel .

DAY 7 : HOI AN ( breakfast )

Have breakfast and enjoy morning time at Hoi An .

13:00pm the bus pick you up at hotel and then take you to Hue .Arrive Hue ,check in hotel and overnight at hotel

DAY 8 : CITY TOUR IN HUE ( Breakfast/Lunch )

8:00am pick you up at hotel and then take you visit :
Visit the Tomb of Tu Duc king or Khai Dinh king.

Have lunch at restaurant with local foods.

Visit the Imperial Citadel, the Palace of 13 Nguyen’s Kings, the last feudal dynasty of Viet Nam and Thien Mu pagoda built in the early of the 17th Century.

Back hotel and free time and overnight at hotel .

DAY 9 : FLIGHT HUE - HANOI ( Breakfast )

Have breakfast at hotel and then car take you to airport to flight from Hue - Hanoi

Pick you up at Ha Noi airport .take you to hotel ,free time and overnight at hotel

DAY 10 : CITY TOUR IN HA NOI ( Breakfast /Lunch )

8.00: We’ll pick you up from your hotel take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969.

9.30: You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.

After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.

12.30: You have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi.

OPTION 1: TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUNDAY

You’ ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY.This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English.Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.

OPTION 2: MONDAY

Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- milleary historic development.

15.30 - 16.00: Take the car come back your hotel.

Finish unforgettable full day Hanoi Sightseeing!

DAY 11 : HA NOI – HA LONG BAY – LUNCH - TITOP ISLAND – SURPRISING CAVE – SUNSET PARTY – DINNER – FISHING ( Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner )

7:45 - 8:30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.

- 12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.

- Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.

- Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay

Afternoon Activities:

- Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

- Back to the Cruise, we will take you to visit the Titop Island – swimming

- Climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay in the Summer time.

- Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

- After that, come back to the boat, enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck (free wine & fresh fruits).

Evening Relaxing:

Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board: Clean air – conditioned rooms with private washroom

DAY 12 :TAI CHI – BREAKFAST – KAYAKING – COOKING DEMONSTRATION – LUNCH – YOUR HOTEL ( Breakfast /Lunch )

Morning in the bay:

- 6:30 – 6:45 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt

- 7:00 am: Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

- DO KAYAKING in 30-45 minutes.

- 9:30am: We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.

- Continue your cruise pass through the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more…


- Join in the Cooking Class, teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served.

- 11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.

- Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi

- Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

DAY 13 : HANOI - SAPA - VISIT CAT CAT VILLAGE ( Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)

6.45 - 7.15: Our Sapa Bus and tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway.

Along the way, you will enjoy by the beauty of northwest mountains, terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Stop and have a rest in 30 minutes.

13.00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel and have lunch.

Afternoon: You start trekking to Cat Cat village which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village.

Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping.

Overnight at hotel in Sa Pa

DAY 14 : EXPLORE LAO CHAI VILLAGE - TA VAN VILLAGE (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, the tourist will visit Lao Chai - Ta Van Village to understand more about ethnic minority communitie, enjoy imposing mountain scenery, terraced fields, marvellous nature. Visit ancient sacred stones with big - small ones which have many unique images, secret sigh. See bridge which made by rattan like Muong Hoa stream. Have lunch. Free time to relax.

16.00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sa Pa!” and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains. Have dinner at Lao Cai City then continue the journey to Hanoi.

21.30: We arrive in Ha Noi. End of services - see you next time!Finish tour at Ha noi

Included/Exclude

  • Open bus : SAIGON - MUI NE - DA LAT - NHA TRANG - HOI AN - HUE
  • All the meals follow the program tour
  • Entrance fee and tour in program
  • Hotel 3*
  • Flight ticket from Hue - Ha Noi
  • Personal expense and tip for guide and driver
  • Single room pay extra 330 usd

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10/15/2019
Through the summer vacation trip, my family was happy to get acquainted with many lovely friends, take many beautiful photos, enjoy the endless beauty of nature and most of all are satisfied with the service. The company brings visitors. Thank you for traveling Vietnam because the trip is very memorable and memorable
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