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14 Days Classic Vietnam

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SCHEDULE

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Our representative/tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport. Drive to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tours – Sapa
Enjoy 5 hour sightseeing tours to visit the city’s landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature (First University built in the 11 Century), Hanoi Hilton Museum. Free walking around Hanoi old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City’s old quarters and the traditional Water Puppetry show. At 22:00, we go to Hanoi Train Station to board overnight train to Sapa. (B/L/-)

Day 3: Lao Cai-Sapa-Catcat
The train arrives in Lao Cai at 05:00 am. Drive uphill with en elevation of 1,500 meters to Sapa. Sapa is the former hill retreat for French administrators when the heat in plain became unbearable. The remoteness and simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities are a highlight of Sapa. After checking into hotel we can soak up the fresh climate as much as we want by spending time to wander around. The ethnic people are frequently seen in this hill town and small vendors along the street sell local textiles and handicraft. In the afternoon, we trek to Cat Cat village (2 km from Sapa town) where you will visit the village of Black H’mong hill tribes. (B/L/-)

Day 4: Sapa-Laochai-Tavan-Lao Cai – Hanoi
This morning, trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages inhabited by Black H’mong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Enjoy the landscapes of terraced paddies, green valleys and meet with friendly local people. Back to the hotel and free at leisure. In the afternoon, we transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train. (B/L/-)

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Pick up at Hanoi station at 05:00. Transfer to a mini hotel to refresh and have breakfast. At 08:30 am, we depart for Halong Bay. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise (B/L/D)

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi (B/L/-)

Day 7: Hanoi – Hue
Transfer to airport to catch morning flight to Hue. Check-in hotel upon arrival and take refresh for a while. This quiet city is known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. We visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing. Free shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue (B/L/-)

Day 8: Hue
Morning boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor’s mausoleum. Overnight in Hue (B/L/-)

Day 9: Hue – Danang – Hoi An
This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will drive across the Hai Van Pass where you will have a good view of the China Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have a break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to Hoi An. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops. Overnight in Hoi An. (B/L/-)

Day 10: Hoi An
Morning tour to visit local market and boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages. Back to hotel and you will be free at leisure on the beach or wandering around the town for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoi An. (B/L/-)

Day 11: Hoi An – Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)
Free at leisure until transferring to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s largest city has an exciting buzz as millions of people rush around on their daily business. We’ll see the historic Reunification Palace and some great examples of French colonial architecture from the comfort of a cyclo. You will be free at the rest of day to make your own exploration to discover the city. Overnight in Saigon. (B/L/-)

Day 12: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
Leave Saigon for 2 hours drive to My Tho – a town located on the northern banks of the Mekong river and is the closest town in the Delta area to Saigon. In the center of the town close to the river there is a large market to sell anything that can be eaten or used in people’s daily life. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals for boat tour. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island with lunch en route. Continue with a visit to a snake farm and then drive to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho. (B/L/-)

Day 13 Can Tho – Saigon
Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, the two big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop at My Tho. (B/L/-)

Day 14: Saigon Departure
Free at leisure until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport to take departure flight onward. (B)

B-American breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner
Bon Voyage!

PRICE

Tour Price Prices in Canadian Dollars

3 Stars hotel 4 Stars hotel 5 Stars hotel
Sharing Twin 1,500.00 1,650.00 2,550.00
Single Supp. 380.00 530.00 1,030.00

Hotels *hotel as indicated or similar class

City 3 Stars Hotel 4 Stars Hotel 5 Stars Hotel
Hanoi Hanoi Boutique Sunway Nikko
Train Tulico Train Tulico Train Victoria Express
Sapa Green Bamboo Chaulong Victoria Sapa
Halong Huong Hai Junk Huong Hai Junk Bhaya Cruise
Hue New Star Romance Imperial Hue
Hoi An Southern Villa Hoian Beach Palm Garden
Can Tho Saigon- Cantho Golf Cantho Victoria Cantho
Ho Chi Minh Blue Diamond Ramana New World

 

Tour price Includes:
-Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast base on twin sharing
-All airport transfers with land transportation
-English Speaking Guide
-Return train ticket on Tulico Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi (4 berth cabin)
-Entrance fee and boat fee as per program
-Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner as per program (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

Tour price excludes:
-International & domestic air ticket and airport tax
-All drinks during meals
-Other personal expenses such telephone, laundry, tip for guide and driver…

Flight Information: (Tax included) Vietnam Airlines and Bangkok Airways

From To Day Airfare US$
Hanoi Hue 7 92.00
Danang Hochiminh (Saigon) 11 92.00