Vietnam Classic Tour from Hanoi 14 Days / 13 Nights

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Start : Ha Noi
Finish : Ho Chi Minh
Destinations: Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho - My Tho


Day 1  HANOI (D) - the first destination of Vietnam travel
  • When arriving, welcome at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel.
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum,a large memorial in Hanoi,located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945.
  •  former residence, stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.
  • One Pillar Pagoda,The emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda,the oldest pagoda in the city.
  • Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place. Built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Nhân Tông, tt is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Nowerday, just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tết, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Han-Nom
  • Join a water puppet show, a distinct Vietnamese art in which a split-bamboo screen obscures puppets which stand in water and are manipulated using long poles hidden beneath the water.
  • Dinner at local restaurant.
  • Overnight in Hanoi.
 
Day 2: HANOI / HALONG (L/D) (160km – 3h30)
  • In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Halong Bay.
  • Arrive around 12h30 and take a junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay.
  • Be delighted with food on board and spend your day admiring one of the natural marvels of Vietnam, 
  • Visit islets & Surprising cave in Halong, is on Bo Hon Island and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.
  • If the weather is nice, enjoy a swim in the cool blue water of the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Dinner and overnight on the junk.
 
Day 3: HALONG / NINH BINH / TAM COC  (B/L) (190km – 4h30)
  • 7h30: Breakfast.
  • Discover Man’s Head Island, Tortoise Island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long bay, Ton Island and Bai Tho Mountain.
  • 11h00: Enjoy an early lunch on board.
  • 12h00: End of the cruise, then drive to Ninh Binh, a town in the northern of Vietnam whre located The ancient capital of Hoa Lu & natural wonderfull caves named "inland Halong bay"
  • On the way, stop for tasting the green been cake.
  • Arrive in the afternoon and check in hotel.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Tam Coc.
 
Day 4  LINH COC HAI NHAM / BAI / HANOI / LAOCAI   (B/L)
  • After breakfast, take a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour cruise through numerous waterways, admiring a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice fields to the stunning Linh Coc Hai Nham (at 05 km from Tam Coc, with  three cave Hang Chua, Hang Nge, Hang But)
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • In the afternoon, visit the Hoa Lu citadel -was the capital as well as the economic, political and cultural center of Đại Cồ Việt, an independent Vietnamese polity founded in 968 A.D. by the local warlord Đinh Bộ Lĩnh. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga, who was married first to Dinh Tien Hoang and then to Le Dai Hanh. The tomb of Dinh Tien Hoang is located on nearby Mã Yên mountain, while the tomb of Le Dai Hanh lies at the foot of the mountain.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight on train.
 
Day 5  LAOCAI / SAPA   (B/L)  (39km – 1h)
  • Arrival at Lao Cai railway station at about 6h30.
  • Transfer by coach to Sapa (45 min.),  Sapa is home of more than 30 minority tribes (Black H'mong, Flower H'mong, Red Dao) and of Vietnam’s highest peak: Mount Fansipan.
  • When arriving, have breakfast at the hotel just after check-in.
  • The rest of the morning is at leisure to to explore on your own the town of Sapa and its colorful market.
  • Lunch in a restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, visit Ta Van (Zay) village where you will enjoy a walk and discover the traditional lifestyle of these friendly people as well as the rural scenery of rice paddies, wooden bridges, and rivers, etc.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Sapa.
 
Day 6  SAPA / LAO CAI / HANOI (B/L)
  • After breakfast, trekking to the Ma Tra village for the discovery of  Black H'mong (trekking at the easy level: 4km - 2,5 hours). 
  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, departure at 20h00 from Lao Cai on the night train for Hanoi (air-conditioned soft sleeper).
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight on train.
 
Day 7  HANOI (B)
  • Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning & transfer to the hotel.
  • Have breakfast with the rice noodle.
  • Free day to visit Hanoi on your own Hanoi.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hanoi.
 
Day 8  HANOI / DANANG / HOIAN   (B/L)
  • Transfer to the airport to take your morning flight to Danang.
  • When arriving, visit Marble Moutains,Ngu Hanh Son (The Marble Mountains) is about 8km southeast of Da Nang City. This is a cluster of five marble mountains lying close to the sea. That is why, it is dubbed Hon Non Nuoc, which means Mountain and Water in Vietnamese.
  • Continue to the riverside town of Hoi An, an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries officially listed as a World’s Heritage site.
  • Check in the hotel and have lunch at local restaurant before taking a walk around Hoi An ancient town and exploring its treasures: 
  • Quan Cong temple – the brave and loyal Chinese General.
  • Phuc Kien pagoda, This is the most well-known assembly hall in the ancient town.Fukjianese were Chinese traders who first came to Hoi An in great number, at least in the XVII century. That was the reason why all above mentioned gods were worshipped in this pagoda after the collapse of the old pagoda.
  • The Japanese Bridge, Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town. It was built by Japanese merchants in the 16the century
  • Tan Ky ancient house, the most popular of Hoi An’s old houses.
  • Hoi An port, the World Heritage listed by Unesco.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Day 9  HOIAN / DANANG / HUE (B/L)
  • After breakfast, drive to Danang, visit the Cham Museum before transfering to Hue through the Hai Van Pass, admiring the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.
  • Check in the hotel
  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, take a boat for a cruise on the gentle Huong River passing Dong Ba market and visit Thien Mu pagoda on the riverbank and Emperor Minh Mang’s tomb,reminiscent of the Ming tombs in Chinese pavilions, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hue.
 
Day 10  HUE (B/L)
  • After breakfast, visit the Imperial Citadel, city of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), Visit some of the most highly revered site in this World Heritage area; The Flag Tower, South Door, Edict Pavilion, Supreme Harmony Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
  • Discover Emperor Khai Dinh’s mausoleum, which is unique among the royal tombs in Hue, Vietnam. Where other royal tombs are expansive and invite respectful reflection, The Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh built his final resting place to be monumental in style and bombastic in execution.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant before visiting Dong Ba market
  • Diem Phung Thi exhibition of sculptures, Diem Phung Thi began to study sculpture in 1959. Gradually, she became a famous artist. In 1991, her name was listed on Larousse Dictionary: The Arts of the Twentieth Century; Dictionary of Statues and Paintings. In 1992, she became an Academician of the European Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts. In 1992, she came back to Viet Nam, opening an exhibition room at the Vietnamese - French Culture Exchange Institute in HCMC.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hue.
 
Day 11  HUE / SAIGON (B/L)
  • After an early breakfast, transfer to Hue Airport for your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh city ,under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
  • In the same morning, discover a busy Saigon: enjoy a tour in the Old Colonial Residential Quarter and visit the City’s old Hotel, a palace built by the French architect Paul Gardès of 1902-19081 in the center of Saigon in Indochina at the time.
  • the Opera House, inspired by the architecture of the Opera Garnier in Paris, which was built in 1900. The facade of the opera is a replica of the Petit Palais in Paris
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral, The famous central Saigon Cathedral, built in 1877, is one of HCMC's architectural marvels, built with materials imported from France.
  • Post Office signed by Gustave Eiffel.
  • Lunch in a restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, discover the Chinese quarter “Cho Lon” and its impressive Binh Tay market.
  • End of the day with a visit to a lacquer ware factory.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12  SAIGON / MY THO / BEN TRE / CAN THO  (B/L)
  • Morning departure from Ho Chi Minh City and drive to My Tho, is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tien Giang province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries, life revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road.
  • When arriving in My Tho, take a boat for a cruise on the Mekong River and its multiple canals to Ben Tre.
  • Visit a coco candy factory where you can taste local specialties.
  • Take a 15-minute coach ride to visit a garden house to enjoy tea with honey and fresh tropical fruits.
  • Take a sampan through a water coconut forest before returning to the boat to come back to the restaurant for lunch with a chance to taste “tai tuong” fish, a special kind of fish having big ears.
  • In the afternoon, continue to Can Tho, the main town of the Mekong Delta.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Can Tho.
 
Day 13  CAN THO / MY THO / SAIGON (B/L)
  • After breakfast, take a sampan to visit Cai Rang floating market and a family-run noodle-making factory.
  • Witness the rural life and the beautiful vegetation along the riverbanks.
  • Discover Can Tho’s market before driving back to Saigon.
  • On the way, lunch at Mekong restop – a romatic place.
  • Arrive in Saigon late in the afternoon.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Saigon.
 
Day 14 / SAIGON (B)
  • After breakfast, free time before your transfer to the airport.

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Price include


  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in twin or double shared rooms including breakfasts
  • Train tickets (air-conditioned soft sleeper).
  • Luxurious boats for cruises
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program
  • Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned
  • Government taxes (VAT, etc.)
  • Flights (Hanoi - Danang / Hue – Saigon) including airport taxes

Price exclude

 
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa for Vietnam
  • Insurance of traveler (obligatory)
  • Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned, etc.
  • Beverage, tips, etc.