A Beauty Of Viet Nam
14 days from Hanoi to Saigon (PEV-TR14)
Day 1 HANOI ARRIVAL
Arrive in Hanoi. Tranfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. (D)
Day 2 HANOI
A morning city tour of Vienam's capital. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, ancient temples, old pagodas and peaceful lakes. Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stills, One-Pillar pagoda. Continue to West Lake, the largest lake of Hanoi imbued with myths and legends, visit Tran Quoc pagoda, one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. Visit Temple of Literature. Afternoon, after a visit to Museum of Ethnology, take a two-hour cyclo tour in the Old Quarter with 36 streets named after the goods once sold there, stop at Hang Be market for a visit and for shopping. Evening enjoy water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 3 HANOI – HOA BINH
Depart for Hoa Binh, 80 km west of Hanoi, via Song Da Hydroelectric Power Plant. Visit Giang Mo Village (ethnic Muong). After picnic lunch, take a boat trip on Da River tovisit Muon Tru Village. Evening, enjoy ruou can (wine drunk out of a jar through pipes) and music performance. Overnight in Hoa Binh. (B,L,D)
Day 4 HOA BINH – MAI CHAU – HANOI
Depart for Mai Chau after breakfast, a trekking tour to visit Muong tribes and Thai minority village. Lunch in house-on-stilts. Afternoon back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 5 HANOI – HA LONG
Depart for Halong. Enjoy the interesting 3-hour drive to Halong, along the way you will see rice fields, water buffalos and daily Vietnamese village life. Upon arrival, take a five-hour boat trip to visit Halong Bay, lunch on board. Visit Thien Cung Cave (grotto of the Heavenly Place) and Dau Go (grotto of the wooden stakes). Enjoy sunset on the way back. Check in hotel. Overnight in Halong. (B,L,D)
Day 6 HA LONG – HA NOI
After breakfast, transfer back to Hanoi, break the journey to visit the embroidery factory of the disabled with wonderful works at unexpected price. Arrive in Hanoi. Afternoon, free for shopping at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 7 HA NOI – HUE
Transfer to Noi Bai airport for short flight to Hue, the former Imperial capital of Vietnam. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon boat trip on the romantic Perfume River to visit Hue’s best–known religious site: Thien Mu pagoda, then land transfer to visit the Imperial Citadel, Dong Ba market. Enjoy traditional folk songs on Perfume River in the evening. Overnight in Hue. (B,L,D)
Day 8 HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN
Visit the elaborate Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc then depart for Danang, the scenic route passes the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over Hai Van pass (the pass of ocean clouds). Arrive in Danang. Afternoon, visit to Cham museum, the best collection of Cham artifacts in the world. On the way to Hoi An, take a visit to the Marble Mountain, a large garden mount complex and invaluable gift of nature, listed by the State as a national heritage. Arrive in Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L,D)
Day 9 HOI AN
A boat tour on Thu Bon River to visit traditional villages around Hoi An. Afternoon, take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants' houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient pagodas and temples, and the colorful market with shopping time. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L,D)
Day 10 HOI AN – SAIGON
Leave Hoi An after breakfast for Danang airport to take a short flight to Saigon city. Transfer to hotel. An afternoon city tour of the dynamic Ho Chi Minh, or Saigon, visit Cho Lon Market, Thien Hau Pagoda and Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L,D)
Day 11 SAIGON – VINH LONG – CAN THO
Depart for Vinh Long, visit My Thuan suspension bridge en route. Arrive in Vinh Long. A boat trip on Mekong River to visit Cai Be floating market, a typical bustling trade on water of southern villagers. Continue to small channel of An Binh Islet. Visit ceramic tile factory, ceramics, coconut candy factory, and a rice husking business, stop to enjoy fruits in the orchards, home–made honey alcohol, local traditional songs or visit famous Bonsai of gardener Sau Giao, sapling garden of Tam Ho. Trip to Can Tho after lunch which will be served at local garden. Arrive in Can Tho. Evening, visit Ninh Kieu wharf, enjoy local traditional songs. Overnight in Can Tho. (B,L,D)
Day 12 CAN THO – SAIGON
A boat tour on Mekong River, enjoy splendid scenery and daily activities on water of the southern villagers, watch from a viewing tower above the tree tops as thousands of egrets and herons arriving to roost in the branches. Visit Cai Rang floating market, orchards and enjoy fruits. Pick up at Cai Rang and trip back to Saigon city. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L,D)
Day 13 SAIGON – TAY NINH – CU CHI – SAIGON
Enjoy a drive through the typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh province in the west of Vietnam, visit the Cao Dai temple with fantasy architecture and where all major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail and amazing noon ceremony. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, the vestiges of the American war, an underground tunnel system constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to Saigon city. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L,D)
Day 14 SAIGON – DEPARTURE
Morning at leisure for shopping in Saigon city. Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for next destination. (B)
Package price* in USD/person and double occupancy
A = Deluxe, B =Superior, C = Standard, D = Economy
-Child from 0-5 years: Free of charge.
-Child form 6-11 years (without bed): = 50% adult fare.
-Child from 6- 11 years (with bed): = 75% adult fare.
-Child from 12 years up: = 100% adult fare.
All bookings requested during Chinese New Year will be added 05%
All these above rates included
-Hotel in twin or double sharing room basis with daily breakfast
-Meals: as indicated in above itinerary.
-Transfer and transportation by private car.
-Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the mentioned itinerary.
-English speaking guide.
All these above rates not included
-Travel insurance, Visa fee to Vietnam.
-Drink and beverage.
-International and Domestic airfare & airport taxes at all routes.
-Late check-out charge at hotel.
Train Ticket Prices*
-Hanoi - Hue: 66USD/one way.
-Danang - Saigon: 66USD/one way
*Price is subjected to change without prior notice
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