HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM

Code: TV2

Departure from: TP Ho Chi Minh

Destination: Ha Noi

Duration: 22D-21N

Transportation: Airplane Car

Accommodation:

HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM
Itinerary

Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS (B, L, D)

Morning: We will pick you up from hotel at 8.30, and then driving to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office, The Reunification Palace, The War Remnants Museum, Ben Thank market.

After Saigon city tour, have lunch with special foods in Ho Chi minh city

After lunch, driving to Cu Chi tunnels, Arrive at Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh), the tourists will visit the following places:

  • Movie theatre room: you will have a chance to watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed and lives under tunnels.
  • Secret cellar-door
  • Museum of self-made weapons
  • Shooting range
  • Garment-factory ammunition
  • Tunnels: You will have the opportunity to experience real life underground (about 100m away)
  • Kitchen Hoang Cam: where the food supply for the entire tunnel system.
  • See and photograph and buy souvenirs before boarding the bus to Ho Chi Minh City.

We will return Ho Chi Minh city at 17.30

Day 2 SAI GON - MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO (B, L, D)

Morrning: Pick up at hotel. Depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the Bao Dinh canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Islet. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard.

Afternoon: Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Have dinner and listen to traditional music on boat in Ninh Kieu wharf (excluded, you chose your meal by yourself on the boat restaurant). Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho (homestay will be arranged as your request).

Day 3 CAI RANG  FLOATING MARKET - PHU QUOC (B, L, D)

Morning:

After breakfast at the hotel early in the morning. A boat will take us cruising to the busiest floating market of the Mekong River Delta: Cai Rang floating market. Hundreds of vessels gather here to trade all kinds of fruit from neighboring fertile farms. Come back to the pier and a bus will take us to Chau Doc for lunch in Tra Su cajuput forest.

Afternoon:

Then our driver will transfer you to the airport and flight to Phu Quoc at 13.05pm. You arrive in Duong Dong airport in Phu Quoc, car/van picks you up from airport and transfer to hotel/resort. Overnight in Phu Quoc.

DAY 4 DISCOVER PHU QUOC (B, L, D)

Morrning: After breakfast at resort, car will take you around Pearl shop of Australia and then swim in BAI SAU Beach.

Have lunch and relax on the hammock.

Afternoon: Visit PHU QUOC Prison cage, AN THOI Fishing Harbour, Dried Seafood Market, PHU QUOC Fishsauce manufacture enterprise, DINH CAU temple, come back to resort and then have free time

Day 5 PHU QUOC: Swimming in the South (B, L, D)

Morrning: After breakfast, car will take you around HAM NINH fishing village, you can enjoy local fresh seafood: crab, snail, lobster… (not included) and then go to SUOI TRANH to swim in the stream, and then continue to go sightseeing SUNG HUNG Ancient Pagoda consecration.

Afternoon: Transfer to the airport for flying back to Sai Gon. Arrive at TAN SON NHAT Airport. Check in hotel, have dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 6 SAI GON – DA LAT (B, L, D)

Pick visitors up at departure point and proceed to Da Lat. A romantic city with extinct volcanic cones, endless pin forest with beautiful lakes, flower valleys and imposing natural landscapes. Stop at Bao Loc town for lunch. 7:30 AM, Pick you up and depart for Da Lat (308km - takes around 9 hours by bus) along the Highway 20. Arriving at Dalat, sometimes known as the City of Eternal Spring, by late to mid afternoon. Check in hotel. Have dinner. Enjoy a leisure walk down to the central lake for your own taste of this beautiful highland city. You can shopping around Da Lat night market. Enjoy a special see snail dish and hot soya, peanut, green bean milk in cold weather.

DAY 7 DA LAT CITY TOUR (B, L, D)

After have breakfast at hotel. 8:15 Depart for Dalat City Tour.

Morning Sightseeing:

1.      Bao Dai Summer Palace

2.      Dalat Cathedral

3.      Robin Hill 1600m (cable car 2300m-panoramic view) (expenses excluded)

4.      Buddhist Meditation Monastery& Paradise Lake

5.      Datanla Waterfall

Afternoon Sightseeing:

6.      The Old Railway Station

7.      Valley Of Love

8.      Flowers ShowRoom

9.      Stop over at Da Lat jam workshop to enjoy jam and buy specialties

Finish at 3:30 pm. Have free time until the dinner.

06:30PM Have dinner and have free time to enjoy DaLat. Overnight in Da Lat.

DAY 8 DALAT - NHA TRANG (B, L, D)

After breakfast at hotel, depart from Dalat to Nha Trang. Stop along the way to visit Ngoan Muc Pass, one of the most beautiful mountain pass in VietNam. Visitors have chance to see a panoramic view from the foot to the top of the mountain pass.

Arrive in Nha Trang about 1:30 PM.  Check in at hotel and free time to visit Cho Dam or Vinpearl Land amusement park (excluded).

DAY 9 ISLAND TOUR (B, L, D)

Morning:

Start the island tour with visit to Mun Island (Ebony Island). Stop for one hour of leisurely snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. The snorkeling equipment is provided free of charge for viewing the marine wildlife and plentiful coral reefs.

Visit Mot Island where you will enjoy excellent fresh cuisine for lunch. After lunch, enjoy the floating bar with complimentary red wine and fruit while being entertained by the hilarious guides with their funny antics.

Afternoon:

Continue the fun-filled day stopping at Tam Island. Enjoy some free time with exhilarating water sports. Private beach, swimming pool (2.700 meters wide) and fresh water, free kayak, life-jacket, beach chair and tent.

4:30PM: Back to the harbor at sunset. Return to your hotel.

Free time in the evening and overnight in Nha Trang.

DAY 10 NHA TRANG – DA NANG - MY SON - HOI AN (B, L, D)

Morning:

After breakfast, take the flight to Da Nang. Arrive in Danang, guide and bus take you to My Son Holy Land - World Culture Heritage (69km). On the way, have lunch with special foods of Quang Nam province.

Afternoon:

Upon arrival, explore the temples and towers in the valley surrounded by sacred mountains & Enjoy The Apsara Dance performed by Champa dancers at 14:30 (30 minutes). Transfer to Hoi An ancient town - a world cultural heritage.

Evening:

Free to enjoy special foods around the streets and explore the Hoi An ancient night with the beautiful lanterns, get yourself back to the 17th century, relax and soak up the atmosphere. O/N in Hoi An.

DAY 11 HOI AN CITY TOUR - DA NANG (B, L, D)

Morning:

We spend the morning enjoying a walking tour around this enchanting port town. We follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures, and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local market. Around the town we will see numerous art galleries and tailor shops, and you can even get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Enjoy traditional music at 10:15 a.m.

Afternoon:

After lunch, transfer to Da Nang city. We will take you to swim at My Khe beach - One of six most beautiful beaches as Fobes U.S. magazine’s voting.

Have dinner and free time at night to explore Da Nang - the city of bridges. Overnight in Da Nang.

DAY 12 DANANG - HUE (B, L, D)

Morning: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for Hue. Along the way, you will listen to the tour guide talk about Hai Van Tunnel ... Arrive in Hue, you will have lunch at the restaurant and check in hotel.

Afternoon: The tour guide will take you to visit Thien Mu ancient pagoda, the famous and most holy temple in Hue. Continue to visit Tu Duc Tomb - one of the most beautiful tombs of Nguyen kings, with sophisticated architecture, Huyen Tran Princess Temple.

Evening: Have dinner and then listen to traditional music on the dragon boat.

DAY 13 HUE CITY TOUR (B, L, D)

Morning: Have breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Citadel with Ngo Mon Gate, Five Phoenix Pavillion, Thai Hoa Palace, The Temple ... 

Aternoon: You have free time to explore the city by cyclo and shop specialities at Dong Ba market.

Evening: You are free have dinner and enjoy the beauty of Hue at night.

NOTE:

It is said that King Tu Duc who ruled from 1848 to 1883 lived a life of truly imperial luxury: at every meal, 50 chefs prepared 50 dishes served by 50 servants and 50 artists to play music and dance. Royal meal became a kind of special talk (story) in cultural life of Vietnam.

Just imagine that you are the King, beside you is the Queen accompanied by tens of servants. All wear traditional royal clothes. All the served food is royal including dishes reminding dragon, phoenix, or peacock. They look so nice but taste even better.

Another crucial feature of Royal dinner is a ceremony with a lot of interesting rules. Before the first drink for the King health, there is a short speech made by servant chief. Everyone has to say "Van tue" (10 thousand year) to wish the King a long life. The best royal music and dance will be performed by artists coming from Hue conservatory. Nothing better than enjoy a delicious food while listening to melodious music and having a feeling of being the King. That’s why, Royal dinner is a must for those who come to Hue.

Including: Royal clothes; Royal meal; Hue Royal Folksong; mandarin and servants.

If you want to enjoy Royal Meal, please tell us. We will arrange the meal for you.

ROYAL DINNER

1. Phoenix of Appertizer.

2. Lotus Seed Soup.

3. Steamed King Praw on Dragon Boat.

4. Rice Patties Filled with Shrimps.

5. Fried Squids.

6. Grilled Duck.

7. Sauteed Mixed Vegetables.

8. Grilled Fermented Pork Hash.

9. Salty Braised Fish in Earthen Pot.

10. Fried Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf.

11. Phu The Pastry + Seasonnal Fruit.

PRICE

        02 pax       :  70$/pax.

        03 pax       : 50$/pax.

        04 – 05 pax:  40$/pax.

        06 – 10 pax:  30$/pax.

        11 – 15 pax:  25$/pax.

        16 - 30 pax:  20$/pax

        31 pax up   :  18$/pax.

    Included:

  • Royal clothes
  • Royal meal
  • Hue Royal Folksong
  • mandarin and servants.

DAY 14 HUE - PHONG NHA CAVE – HEAVEN CAVE (B, L, D)

Morning:

Depart in the morning from your hotel to Phong Nha (190km – 4 hours). Take a boat trip along Son River to explore the Phong Nha Cave. Among 300 caves and grottos in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park, only 20 have been surveyed. Phong Nha is the beautiful cave with long underground river, fine beaches inside and the splendid stalagmites and stalactites. These amazing natural art works have been given beautiful names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”. Have lunch.

Afternoon:

Transfer to the Heaven Cave. You will go along the riverside about 1,7km by golf car and take 500 stages to come to the cave. Start your exploration of magical Heaven Cave with more than 31km long. There are many beautiful places like the Garden of Eden as a maquette, the Buddha statues, the West Highlands house...

Evening: Overnight in Quang Binh

DAY 15 QUANG BINH - HA NOI (B, L, D)

Morning: Depart to Hanoi from Dong Hoi airport. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to Hanoi city. Have lunch.

Afternoon: Group visit Returned-Sword Lake - a beautiful basket of flowers at the heart of Ha Noi, a mirror-like green lake, Ngoc Son Temple, place for worshipping Tran Hung Dao (1226-1300), a Vietnamese general, scholar and master of the martial arts. Under his command, Dai Viet (currently Vietnam) armies defeated 2 major Mongolian Invasions in 1285 and 1287. Group is free to go shopping in old street area - Old Quarter, a maze of streets dating back to the 13th century, crowded with variety of beautiful narrow streets with a lot of Food stalls, souvenir shops, a location of many historical buildings not only of French style but also of traditional style of Ha Noi in the early on 20th century. Have dinner at restaurant.

Evening: After dinner, enjoy water puppet show – a very special show found only in Viet Nam - a series of “ancient” short stories and legends presented through the use of traditional music, song, and characters. The stage is actually a large container of water where the characters (carved wooden puppets} “act” out the story. The music is live, performed by a group of musicians that share a side stage adjacent to the water stage. After that, the car will transfer group back to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 16 HA NOI CITY TOUR (B, L, D)

Morning: After breakfast at hotel, take Hanoi city tour. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the large memorial in Hanoi capital built to show Vietnamese people's deep gratitude to the Leader. It was constructed during 1973-1975 in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where President Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945.

Visit Presidential Palace, a memento of French contribution to the architectural splendor in Indochina. The palace was built by the French colonialists during 1901-1906, as a palace of the General Indochina Governor. Since 1954, the Vietnamese Government took over this Palace to house the President. It has a special typical French structure and architecture.

Visit President Ho Chi Minh Stilt House where Ho Chi Minh live from 1958 to 1969. The house is an interpretation of a traditional rural dwelling, and has been preserved since 1969.

Visit One-pillar pagoda Mot-Cot pagoda – a artistical architecture of 11th century with the shape like a lotus flower, has been recognized as the building having the most unique architecture by the Asian Records Organization. Group have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon: group visit Military history museum & Flag tower, constructed at the end of 1954, collected, stored and displayed 150,000 artifacts, collections of valuable historical, cultural, scientific precious objects reflecting the military guidelines in many wars from time to time. Inside the Military History Museum, there is the Flag Tower of Hanoi with 200 years old.

Group visit Thang Long Royal Citadel, recognized as UNESCO heritage in 2010, the political centre of Vietnam for almost 13 centuries without interruption and visit the D67 underground shelter of the governing Communist council during Vietnamese-American War. Have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 17 HA NOI - TRANG AN LANDSCAPE COMPLEX (B, L, D)

Morning:

After breakfast, a two hour road trip through picturesque countryside and agricultural land will take you to Ninh Binh province (100km) for our day tour of Bai Dinh pagoda & Trang An ecosystem (the Vietnam’s cultural and natural heritage site recognized by the UNESCO). Your guide will lead you through the ancient complex which formed the capital city of Vietnam under both the Dinh and Le Dynasties between 968 and 1009 AD. Enjoy the sight of palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions built by different dynasties and visit the Dinh and Le Temples, the two remaining architectures of Hoa Lu. We spend time visiting the Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters height, 100 tons weight.

Have lunch at local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel.

Afternoon:

Continue to visit Trang An tourist attraction nearby, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers "Halong on land" of Ninh Binh.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

DAY 18 NINH BINH - HA LONG BAY (B, L, D)

Morning: Have breakfast at hotel. Then depart for Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea” as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Arrive at Ha Long Bay around noon, transfer to the cruise. Check in cabin. While cruising through the bay, seafood lunch is served on board.



Afternoon: Visit Cua Van floating fishing village, one of the largest village in the bay, capture the daily life of the local fisherman. Explore more than 1900 spectacular limestone island. Continue cruising to visit caves; islands

Evening: Enjoy movie night, board games, and squid fishing or relax at leisure. Have dinner and overnight on cruise.

DAY 19 HALONG - HANOI (B, L, D)

Morrning: Breakfast on board. A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise Island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay, Toad island, Bai Tho mountain. Return to Ha Long city and have lunch.

Afternoon: After lunch, come back to Hanoi.

Have dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 20 HA NOI - SAPA (B, L, D)

Morrning: After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and depart for Sapa Town, using the new highway running from Noi Bai - Lao Cai (245Km) in about 5 hours. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road. Arrive in Sa Pa, enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Car will take visitors to start their walking journey of about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, and explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sa Pa’s ancient rock with engraved images, both big and small - unique patterns of the ancients. Admire the Bridge which is made by clouds, cross the picturesque Muong Hoa stream. Stay and overnight at Giang Ta Chai Village. After check in the room, you have 1 hour party for dinner (listening to music, enjoy a little wine & soft drinks).

DAY 21 SAPA TOUR(B, L, D)

Sapa is a place with cool climate, where have many ethnic villages. One day is not enough to discover all the colors of Sapa. But we can visit two villages (Dao and Mong village, two maily thenic groups in Sapa). On the way to villages, you will see the terraced fields spread across the slopes. At night, you can enjoy Bathing with medicinal leaves of Dao people, relaxing after a long day of driving.

Morrning: You will begin the trek up Hàm Rồng (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well tended flower gardens along the way. Going through two Heaven Gates, you will get the top of Ham Rong Mountain. Up here, you will have a sensational specticular views of the Hoàng Liên Sơn Mountains, including Vietnam’s highest peak - Mount Fanxipan.

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

DAY 22 SAPA – HANOI (B, L)

Morrning: After brearansfer to Hanoi aiport for the flight back your home.

Price list

Group size

2 pax

3-4 pax

 5-6 pax

7-8 pax

9 - 10 pax

Price/Person

2804 USD

2295 USD

1927 USD

1827 USD

1669 USD

INCLUDED:

  • Accomodation in 3 star hotel.
  • A/C bus
  • English speaking guide (other languages are available upon request with a little extra fee, please contact us for detail).
  • Entrance fees
  • Main meals (10$/meal) and breakfast as the program
  • 01 wet tissue/day
  • 02 mineral water bottles 500ml/pax/day
  • Tourist insurance
  • Vietnam Destination hat

EXCLUDED:

  • Taxes
  • Air tickets
  • Tips, personal expenses
  • All not indicated in our itinerary
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