Tour itinerary: arrive Hanoi and depart from HCMC or vice versa
Arrive Noi Bai Airport. Transfer to hotel. Evening enjoy Water Puppet Show. All puppets are made of woods, moving on the water following the rhythm of live folk music. Fire crackers, smoke, fire and lights make it more picturesque Overnight in Hanoi.
Morning visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Ethnic Minority Museum. Afternoon city tour includes the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple and walking tour throught the Old Streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Transfer to railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai (Sapa) (Mon, Wed, Fri). Overnight on train
Early morning arrive Lao Cai. Meet and transfer to Sapa. Check in hotel. Drive to Tarvan Village for trekking tour to explore the hilltribe villages and visit the Sapa market, where The Love Fair to be held every Saturday night.
Morning drive to Bac Ha. Visit Bac Ha Market, the biggest typical mountainous market and surounding villages. Afternoon return to hotel. Transfer to railway station for overnight train to Hanoi
Early morning arrive Hanoi. Transfer to Halong with sightseeing enroute. Stop in Hai Duong to taste the Green Been Cake with tee. Orientation tour of Hai Phong, a habour city and drive to Halong Bay. Arrive Halong. Check in hotel Overnight in Halong.
Morning 5 hours boat cruise on Ha Long bay, which is recognized as World Scenery Heritage with thousands of grottoes raising from the sea. Transfer to Hanoi, on the way visit the famous Ceramic Factory in Dong Trieu. Arrive Hanoi. Rest of the day free and easy for last minute shopping or explore Hanoi by your own. Overnight in Hanoi
Day excursion to Ninh Binh, visit to HoaLu Citadel, the capital of Vietnam in 10th century of very short dynasty of Dinh and Le. Then take the boat to along the stream to visit the Three Caves (Tam Coc) with wonderful landscape of Red Riverdelta. Then climb up to the hill to visit Bich Dong Pagoda, one the the most oldest pagoda in the area. Have a panorama view of Red river delta fromt the top of the hill. Afternoon returnt o Hanoi.
| Day 7: HANOI – NINH BINH – HANOI
Transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Saigon include Reunification Hall, War Remnants Museum, Lacquer Ware Workshop to see how to make lacquerware picture, bustling China Town and Thien Hau Pagoda and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Full day excursion to visit Cu Chi underground tunnels, which is legendary during American – Vietnam War. You will discover how Vietnamese guerillar lived and fought underground. Before noon continue to Cao Dai Great Temple in Tay Ninh province to see the main ceremony of the day with colorful dressed monks.
| Day 8: HANOI – HO CHI MINH CITY
Drive to CaiBe Town, 130 kms south-west HCMC with beautiful scenary enroute: rice paddy, water buffalow and farmers working in the field with one stop at MyTho for rest room or a drink then continue the trip to CaiBe Town where you will take the boat trip to see the floating market, local candy, rice paper-cake enterprise. Then we continue with the boat trip crossing the island through amazing canals, you can see how lovely the activities of the frmers in the Delta. You will also visit some farmers’ families with orchad and bonsai gardens, enjoy tropical fruits at season. If time permitted, a visit to the brick and tile, terracotta enterprise could be recomendable. Your car is ready to head up to CanTho when you get to the quay at Vinh Long Town on the other side of the Mekong River. You will have a chance to take one ferry before you can check in hotel in Can Tho City, the hub of the Mekong Delta.
Morning visit Cai Rang Floating market, a typical Market in the Mekong Delta, orchard garden. Today you will visit Cai Rang Floating Market, the most interesting floating market you ever have seen in Vietnam. Normally, the trip to the floating market should begin early in the morning. On the way back the boat will go through small canals that are so beautiful and peaceful. You’ll get back to the hotel after over 2 hours boat-trip. This afternoon you will have one more chance to take the zig-zag water-way net-work in the Delta. Continue to Chau Doc, the trip to Chau Doc is very interresting with sightseeing enroute. The further you get to the Delta the more authentic scenery will be. Chau Doc town of mix culture among Khmer, Cham, Chinese and Viet people. Check in hotel.
| Day10: HO CHI MINH – VINH LONG – CANTHO (Mekong Delta)
Transfer to the pier for express boat to Phnom Penh or return to Ho Chi Minh City. End of service.
| Day12: CHAUDOC – PHOM PENH or HO CHI MINH CITY
TOUR NAME: Full explorer of North and South Vietnam - 12 days / 11 nights
TOUR CODE: AAVN-19
TOUR DURATION: 12 Days / 11 Nights
TOUR PRICE: 0
- Please note surcharge for staying at Victoria Sapa during weekend for First Class and Deluxe class is $25 USD/room/nite
- Surcharge for using Victoria Express Train:
- Superior Compartment of 4 soft sleepers
Week-day: 65 USD/person Weekend: 130USD/person
One of departure or return during weekend: 100 USD/person
- Deluxe compartment for 2 soft sleepers
Week-day: 120usd/person. Weekend: 225usd/person
One of departure or return during weekend: 150usd/person
- Extra cost for private cabin on tourirst train (first class): 55usd/person
- Transfers & tours as per itinerary
- Hotels with breakfasts
- 2 nights on train without breakfast
- English & French speaking guide
- Domestic flight HAN/SGN
- Entrance fees and boat fees
- Train ticket HANOI-LAOCAI-HANOI (tourist train with air/con, 4 beds in 1 cabin)
- Meals & drinks
- International Airfare & Departure Airport Tax
- Express boat to Phnom Penh (ticket ../person)
- Own expenses
- Tips and gratitudes
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