Vietnam

Hanoi, Ho chi Minh, Halong, Hoi An, Hue, Sapa

Category: BACKPACKING

0 Days From: Sept. 26, 2015   To: Dec. 31, 2020
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.

Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the Old Quarter. In the afternoon, take a walk around the center, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture – followed by a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 02: Ha noi - Halong

Around 7:45am pick up from your hotel.  Drive to Halong harbor, approximately 4 hours with a short break on the way. Lunch will be served on the boat while we cruise the emerald waters of the bay and enjoy the view.

Drop off for a guided visit of Sung Sot cave Discover Titop area and/or Luon cave area. Weather permitting our guests will be able to hike up Titop Mountain as well as kayak or swim in the bay's emerald waters.

 A Vietnamese dinner will be served on the boat. Evening entertainment options: karaoke, board games, movies or stargazing on the upper deck. Overnight will be spent on board of the boat in either the Sung Sot or the Gia Luan area in clean air-conditioned rooms with private washrooms.

Day 03: Halong - Hanoi

Rise  early  for  another  chance  to  swim  or  rise  later  and  have breakfast at your leisure. You'll have a chance to enjoy more of Halong Bay, a UNSECO world heritage site on the way back. You can see some Islets shaped like the Fighting Cock, Incense Urn, Lonely Dog, Finger and Duck. Lunch will be served on the boat on the way back to Halong harbor.

Then  we  return  to  Halong  harbor  for  the  return  drive  to  Hanoi, approximately 4 hours with a short break on the way, you will be dropped off at your hotel around 4:30pm.

Evening free to explore Hanoi on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4: Ha Noi - Sapa - Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa. . Travelling the new Highway ‘Noi Bai’, Lao Cai, length 245km, will take around 5 hours. You will have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery of the region, while the road.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

12.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

13:00: The 16 Seater van will take visitors to the start of their journey – a 4 hour trek to visit Lao chai – Tavan and Giang ta chai village, exploring the local ethnic minorities life, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa’s ancient rock formations with engraved images big and small, the unique patterns of the ancients, as well as admire the picturesque bridge to the clouds clear over the Muong Hoa stream. Journey will stop at Giang Ta Chai village.

Travellers will return back Sapa to their hotel for the night.

End of the first day journey.

Day 5: Cat Cat Village – Hanoi (B/L)

8:00: Driver and guide take you back Sapa to rejoin group together visit Cat Cat village.

9:00: Exploring Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – a colonial French discovered area and a renowned resort to officials from the early twentieth century. Arriving to Cat Cat village, visitors will be visiting the Hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.

12:00: Pick up from Cat Cat village and back to Sapa town.  Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.

Free time to visit or shopping souvenir

16:00: Driver takes you back to Hanoi.

21: 30: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi–Fly to Saigon.

Have breakfast at the hotel then drive to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi to catch your flight to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon. Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en-route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing then set out on a guided city tour.  After Lunch leave for Cu chi tunnels. We will visit a network of 200km long underground dug-out which was being used during the Vietnam – USA war.

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta day trip.

Today you travel to the Mekong River Delta on a day trip to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape. After breakfast, your guide & driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be. Start your tour with a visit to Cai Be’s colorful floating market, cruising among the local barges stuffed-full of fruits and vegetables. Visit some local workshops then enjoy a delicious lunch served at a local house in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. The cruise ends around 3:30 PM in Vinh Long. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Saigon.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 8: Depart back to Home Country

Today is free at your leisure for last minute shopping or sight-seeing before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home.

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