16 Days Vietnam Explorer

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Duration:
16 days/ 15 nights

Route: Hanoi - Halong - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh & Hoa Lu - Hue - Bach Ma National Park - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Dalat - Saigon

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Highlights include the wonders of Ha Long Bay, now listed as a World Heritage site, the capital city of Hanoi with its fascinating One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Continue to Hue, the Imperial City in the 18th and 19th centuries, Cham Mesuem and Marble Mountain at Danang, and finishing at the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi (D )
Pick up at the airport and then transfer to the hotel by private car with English\French speaking guide. Free time. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.


Day 2 : Hanoi city tour ( B, L )
8h00 Visit Ngoc Son temple, coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarters, pass by Dong Xuan market then continue to the Old Citadel. Stop for visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch.
PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.


Day 3: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi ( B, L )
Breakfast at the hotel. 8h00 depart to Halong bay. Take 4hour boat trip give you a chance to enjoy the breath-taking beauty of Halong Bay - the World's Natural Wonder. Afternoon, back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 4: Hanoi - Mai Chau ( B, L )
8h00 depart from your hotel in Hanoi. Four-hour drive to Mai Chau. After lunch we go to the H'mong village of Sa Linh 1 hour away. From here we will start our trek to the village of Hang Kia, a 2.5-hour walk. Our hosts for this evening will be the Hmong minority people. Overnight at the village in Maichau.


Day 5 : Mai Chau - Ninh Binh ( B, L )
Following breakfast we trek for around two hours to the village of Khoe where we are met by our vehicle that will take us south along highway 15 to Ba Thuoc and then east along country lanes to the town of Ninh Binh. Arriving in Ninh Binh late in the afternoon we will check into our hotel. Overnight at hotel in NinhBinh.


Day 6 : Hoa Lu - Tamcoc - Hue ( B, L ) ( Night train - Soft sleeper)
Am: visit HoaLu citadel, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the Dinh and Le dynasties. In the afternoon, have 3 hours boat trip to explore Tam Coc (Three Grotoes).
Late this afternoon we catch the train to the old imperial city of Hue. Overnight on train - soft sleeper first class.


Day 7 : Visit Hue ( B, L )
Arriving in Hue at around 7:30 a.m. Following breakfast, we board bicycles for a tour of Hue and the surrounding area to visit to the old Imperial Citadel, the Imperial Museum, TuDuc Tomb and the Dong Ba market in the afternoon. Dinner will be served with traditional folk song. Overnight at hotel in Hue.


Day 8 : Hue - Bach Ma National Park ( B, L, D)
We will depart Hue at 8.00 and drive the 55km to Bach Ma National Park. Our stay in this forgotten paradise will include a trek to Hai Vuong Dai,. We will also walk to the 300m Do Quyen waterfall. This evening we will stay in the guesthouse located in the national park.


Day 9 : Bach Ma National Park - Danang - Hoian ( B, L )
Before departing Bach Ma we will trek to the Tri Sao waterfall. From here we will head south to Lang Co Beach and then over the Hai Van Pass, stopping at the top to admire the views. Once into Danang we will check into our hotel before heading out to visit the Cham Museum. Continue to Hoian, overnight in Hoian Old Town.


Day 10 : Hoian - Danang - Nha Trang ( B, L ) ( Flight )
Being transfered to the airport for the flight to the Beach City of Nha Trang. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Nhatrang. Short visit to the Ponagar cham Tower, LongSon pagoda . Relax and free time at the beach. Overnight at hotel.


Day 11 : Nha Trang ( B, L )
Morning take a boat trip to Nhatrang Sea. Visit Oceanographic Institute. Stop at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Enjoy special lunch on board. Sunbathe and swim at Tam island. Return and overnight at hotel.


Day 12 : Nha Trang - Dalat ( B, L )
8h00 Departing Nha Trang we head south past the famous Cam Ranh Bay for a visit to the Po Klong Garai Cham Towers. Arriving Dalat "City of Eternal Spring" late in the afternoon, there will time to stretch the legs with a walk around the township. Overnight at hotel .


Day 13 : Dalat ( B, L)
Depart to visit Dalat and the surrounding areas include the Lam Ty Ni pagoda, the summer palace of Bao Dai King; the indescribable crazy house and a Lat minority peoples village. Shopping at HoaBinh Market. Overnight at hotel.


Day 14 : Dalat - Ho Chi Minh ( B, L )
8h00 back down to sea level and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). It is around an 8-hour drive but it will be broken up with stops at some of the tea and coffee plantations and lunch at Dambri Falls. Arrival in Saigon will be late afternoon. Transfer and overnight at hotel.


Day 15 : Ho Chi Minh ( B, L )
Am: half day city tour to visit Reunification Palace, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and the Ben Thanh markets. Free time for shopping and relaxing in the afternoon. Tonight we will enjoy a dinner cruise on the Saigon River for your farewell dinner.


Day 16 : Ho Chi Minh ( B )
Free time until transfer you to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam. End tour.

 

Trip Prices Include :
- 14 nights accommodation in twin sharing room.
- Daily breakfast.
- Half board meal as specified in itinerary ( B = Breakfast, L = lunch ) and dinner in BachMa National Park
- Domestic flight from Danang to Nha Trang (one way) by Vietnam Airlines
- 1 Night on Train : Hanoi -Hue ( First Soft sleeper )
- Private boat trip in Halong bay, Hoalu , Hue and Nhatrang
- Transfer and tour by private air conditioning car with English or French Speaking guide as stated in itinerary.
- Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
- Entrance fees and permits during guided excursions

 

Trip Prices Do Not Include :
- All insurance & airport tax.
- Visa to Vietnam
- Dinners
- Other tour & meals than mentioned in program.
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry and gratuity etc.