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Exploring Viet Nam 11 days by flight

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Duration

13 days

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

27 people

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Overview

According to Rough Guides, Viet Nam appearing in the list of the most beautiful countries is not surprised, because Vietnam has many destinations that attract tourists coming to explore. From more than 1600 large and small islands with the interesting and diverse shapes in Ha long Bay to the vast rice terraces in Sapa or the floating markets in Mekong Delta river. All make tourists unforgettable once setting foot in this S-shaped strip land.

Moreover, there are many stunning and attractive beaches in Vietnam as Cua Dai (Hoi An), Non Nuoc (Da Nang), Sao beach (Phu Quoc)… At these beaches, tourists can immerse themselves in the cool blue water, bathe in the white sandy beaches and participate in exciting activities as scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, beach volleyball…

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Ho Chi Minh - Da Nang - Hanoi, three beautiful city in Vietnam.
  • See popular sightseeing place and the life style of Vietnamese people.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVED TO HO CHI MINH CITY

Our driver pick you up from the airport and heading to your hotel to check-in.
Free your leg after your flight.

DAY 2: MEKONG 1 DAY - VISIT MY THO & BEN TRE

- Morning 7:45-8:00Am, our guide pick you up from your hotel to join with the trip.

A smooth one and half hour bus ride passing rice fields and stopping over the National highway1, leads visitors to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. The morning trip continues on the motor rides boat to enter My Tho city to through Bao Dinh natural canal. Visitors then pay a visit to the My Tho street fruit market alongside the canal. Here they can join in with the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere. Visitor then take a cruise on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise island).

On the way, they view the fishing port, stilt houses, boat building workshops, other Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music ", performed by the islanders.

After visiting the coconut candy mill, the amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal is something visitors can not miss. Then continue on to Ben Tre province - "the country of coconut ", to see a typical agriculture model call "Garden - Pond - Cage", then enjoy the relaxing honey tea. Visitors" expects will be fulfilled by final boat trip back to My Tho on the Tan Thach natural canal, which is fully covered with water coconuts. Head home to HCM city by bus.

DAY 3: CU CHI TUNNEL HALF DAY - MORNING TRIP

- Our guide pick you up from your hotel for the trip

Located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalo swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see, show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

Finish Cu Chi Tunel tour, bus drop you off near the airport to take a flight. Fly from HCM city to Danang.

DAY 4: DA NANG – LINH UNG PAGODA – MARBLE MOUNTAINS – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN – DA NANG

14:30 – 15:00: Car and guide will pick you up at the hotel’s lobby and depart for Son Tra peninsula, which is about 10km Northeatst
from the city center. Son Tra peninsula is 693m high compared to the sea level. This is also a diverse nature reserve protected under national regimes, where there is characteristic flora, along with a variety of rare wild animals such as: monkeys, chimpanzees, orangutans,... then you will visit the 3rd Linh Ung pagoda in Da Nang and it’s also the largest pagoda in the Central of Vietnam. Here, you will contemplate Eighteen Arhat statues, Lady Buddha statue which is 67m high….

Depart to Marble Mountains and learn a legendary about cluster of five marble and limestone hills. A stairway of 108 steps leads to the summit of Thuy Son to visit Linh Ung pagoda 1 – an ancient pagoda built under Minh Mang King Period. In addition, you will be contemplated the beauty of Stupa tower, Tam Thai pagoda, Tang Chon, Hoa Nghiem and Huyen Khong Caves. From Vong Hai Dai (Beach Watch Tower), Vong Giang Dai (River Watch Tower), you also enjoy the large space of Co Co River, Non Nuoc beach as well as 4 mountains named Kim (metal), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth).

Then, we go to Hoi An, have dinner at restaurant.

We take a walking tour around Hoi An ancient town for more exploration with old constructions: Japanese Bridge, Sa Huynh Museum, Tan Ky Old House…

Our vehicle will take you back to hotel. End of tour.

DAY 5: VISIT CHAM ISLAND

07h30 – 8h00: Car picks up at HOTEL then transfer to Cua Dai harbor. Depart to Cham Island by speed boat(Be sure to bring along camera to capture the spectacular monument views while cruising to Cham island)

08h30: Arrive at Lang village. Visit the boat shelter, Hai Tang pagoda, traditional fishing village and the local market, then take a walk to Chong village for 20 minutes with very nice sloping and winding road and amazing view of the sea and sand. Sometimes we can see some wild monkeys on the way if we are lucky enough.

10h30: Go swimming, snorkeling

12h00: Having lunch with local seafood. Keep swimming or relaxing after lunch

14h00: Get on board and cruise back to Cua Dai beach harbor

15h00: Send- off guest at HOTEL.End of tour.

DAY 6: BANA HILL FULL DAY TRIP

07:30 – 08:30: Pick up guests at HOTEL, depart to Ba Na hills.

Arrive at the cable car station Suoi Mo. Sitting in the cabin, in mid air, looking upon the endless tree lone of the forest. Experiencing the pristine ecological system of the Ba Na mountain will leave you a sense of unforeseeable discovery. Visit the Le Jardin, old wineries (excluded expenses) - remains of French Villas and Linh Ung pagoda with 27m high Buddha statue. Leave Le Jardin for Gare Debay, the second cable car station, to go to the top of Ba Na. Visit and play game at the Fantasy
Park - Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park- the third largest indoor amusement park in the world (only some free games
depending on Ba Na policy). Conquer the Peak of Chua mountain at the height of
1,487m. Leave Peak of Chua mountain, passing the Suspension Bridge.

Have lunch.

Return to cable car station and back to Da Nang

16:30-17:00: Send- off guest at HOTEL. End of tour.

DAY 7: DANANG - HANOI

- Free time to walking or shopping.
- Check-out your hotel
- Our driver pick you up to heading to Danang Airport for your flight to Hanoi

DAY 8: HANOI - HALONG 2D1N TRIP

Ha Noi- Ha Long Bay- Titop Island- Sunset Party-Fishing

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 APRICOT 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 9: HALONG - HANOI

Tai Chi- Breakfast- Kayaking- Cooking Demonstration- Lunch- Your hotel

Morning in the bay:

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

- Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

- Do KAYAKING in Hang Luon and and around the bay.

- 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 or 17:00.

DAY 10: HANOI - HOA LU TAM COC FULL DAY TRIP

07:30 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then depart for Ninh Binh province (90 km south of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…

10:30 Arrive at Hoa Lu, which is once depicted the ancient capital of Viet Nam, settled up in the 10th century.

11:00 Visit temples of two dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time.

11:30 Visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple. You experience the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground dated back 10th century. Go back to the bus and drive to Tam Coc.

14:00 Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves "Hang Ca - First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba - Third cave" to get a strange feeling. Boat returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi.

18:00 Arrive in Hanoi. Tour ends.

DAY 11: TRANSFER TO HANOI AIRPORT

- Free time to visit Hanoi, shopping, walking around.
- Check-out your Hanoi Hotel
- Our driver pick you up heading to Hanoi Airport for your flight.
- Finish the trip.

Included/Exclude

  • 9 Nights accommodation in hotel 3 stars
  • 1 Night sleep on cruise 3 stars quality
  • Tour follow itinerary
  • Meals follow itinerary
  • English Guide on tour
  • Entrance fee ticket
  • A/c bus/van
  • Pick up & Drop off Airport
  • Person expense
  • Insurance
  • Meals and drinks which not mention on itinerary
  • Entrance fee which not mention on intinerary
  • Flight ticket

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Gregory A. Parker Sr.

10/16/2019
We've taken 3 tours in 13 days with Pioneer Travel and we have enjoyed each one thoroughly. It's nice to get out of the regular tourist spots every once in a while and that's where these tours excel.
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