Glimpse of Vietnam
You will visit many places including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature (the Vietnam's 1st university), Ngoc Son Temple on the Hoan Kiem Lake, Cat Cat village of Black H'Mong minority in Vietnam.Read Full Description
- Can Tho, Vietnam; Da Nang, Vietnam; Hanoi, Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam; Nha Trang, Vietnam; Vietnam
- Trip Length:
- 18 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat
Detailed Trip Description
You will visit many places including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature (the Vietnam's 1st university), Ngoc Son Temple on the Hoan Kiem Lake, Cat Cat village of Black H'Mong minority in Vietnam.
Day 1 - Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi.
Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Check-in and short rest.
One hour cyclo tour in the Old Quarter.
Water Puppets Show will be offered for this evening before Welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2 - Hanoi
Visits of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (except Monday & Friday), One Pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature (the Vietnam's 1st university), Ngoc Son Temple on the Hoan Kiem Lake.
O/N in Hanoi (B-L).
Day 3 - Hanoi
Ha Long - Hanoi.
8.00am departure for Ha Long Bay. On the way we stop over in Hai Duong to visit a handicraft workshop. Here you can see how the artisans make the pottery and other handicraft products.
Upon arrival, we board our boat ready to cruise the bay. Visit Thien Cung , Dau Go caves. Sunset on the bay before dinner is served. Overnight on boat. (B-L-D)
Day 4 - On the Train
Ha Long - Hanoi - Sapa.
Following breakfast, check out and take a full day boat trip to discover the bay. We visit Thien Cung and Dau Go grottoes before lunch served on boat. After lunch, continue our cruising to explore extraordinary scenery with Cock Fighting islet, Dinh Huong islet... and other hundred of limestone islets.
Our boat will stop at Ti Top islet beach for your swimming or sun-bathing.
Climbing on the top of the hill, you will admire the panorama of the bay. Back to shore at 3 pm.
Return to Hanoi by 3-hours road trip. Free time for dinner.
Take night train to Sapa. O/N on train. (B-L)
Day 5 - Vietnam
Upon your arrival in Lao Cai, transfer to Sapa. Check in.
Morning time is yours for relax or visit.
Afternoon, we visit Cat Cat village of Black H'Mong minority (3kms walking).
O/N in Sapa. (B-L)
Day 6 - On the Train
Sapa - Hanoi.
Visit of SaPa market and Red Dzao ethnic village.
Transfer to Lao Cai Railways Station to get a night train back to Hanoi. O/N on train. (B-L)
Day 7 - Hue
Hanoi - Hue.
Pick up and transfer from Hanoi Railways Station to the airport. One-hour flight to Hue. Free time in the morning.
Afternoon: visits of the Royal Citadel, Fine Art Museum and Dong Ba market.
Evening: Enjoy Royal Traditional music (Nha Nhac) on Perfume river. O/N in Hue (L)
Day 8 - Hue
Dragon Boat trip on the Perfume river.
River or Barge Cruise
Enjoy cruising along Perfume River by a Dragon boat. Stop for visits of Thien Mu pagoda, Hon Chen temple, Minh Mang tomb. Lunch on boat. Keep cruising along the river to visit Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs. Back to the shore approx. 4.00pm. (B-L)
Day 9 - Hue
Hue - Hoi An.
Travel south to Hoi An. Stop by the marble mountain where you can visit Ngu Hanh Son village, Non Nuoc beach. Continue our journey to Hoi An. After your checking in at the hotel, the remainder of the afternoon and evening is yours to relax and explore this Ancient Town. Recommended sites: Japanese Covered Bridge (Lai Vien Kieu or Cau Nhat Ban), Tan Ky House (was built two centuries ago as the home of a well-to-do ethnic Vietnamese merchant), Family chapels, pagodas, other ancient houses such as 77D Tran Phu that was built 3 centuries ago, Tran Duong house on Phan Boi Chau street and Diep Hong Nguyen house on Nguyen Thai Hoc street,
O/N in Hoi An (B-L-D)
Day 10 - Vietnam
Hoi An - My Son.
Breakfast at hotel. Pick up at your hotel and drive to visit Mi Son holyland with old architecture of Cham people.
River or Barge Cruise
Back to the town by cruising along Thu Bon river.
Arts, Crafts and Antiques
Stop by traditional handicraft (ceramic and wood carving) villages before arriving to your hotel. (B)
Day 11 - Da Nang
Da Nang - Nha Trang.
Transfer to Da nang airport to take flight to Nha Trang.
Arrival, our guide will pick you up and drive to hotel. Check in.
Free time for relax. (B)
Day 12 - Nha Trang
Start your day with our friendly and helpful guide for visits of Long Son pagoda, Hon Chong and Ponagar. The afternoon with Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre where you can soak your body into the mineral-rich mud and have other hot spring bath services will refresh you after a road day tour. (B-L)
Day 13 - Nha Trang
Nha Trang - Da Lat.
8.00: Departure for Da Lat. Arrival at 14.00. Check-in and free time for your leisure. O/N in Dalat.(B-L-D)
Day 14 - Vietnam
Da Lat sightseeing.
8.00: Visits of Chicken village, Hang NGa Crazy house, Tuyen Lam lake, Datanla water fall, Linh Son pagoda, Lat village.
O/N in Da Lat. (B)
Day 15 - Vietnam
Da Lat - Sai Gon.
Departure for Sai Gon. 14.00: Arrival and check in at the hotel.
Free time for relaxing, shopping or for your leisure. O/N in Sai Gon(B-D)
Day 16 - Can Tho
Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho.
River or Barge Cruise
Travel south to Cai Be town. Take a boat trip to visit Cai Be floating market. Continue cruising along Mekong river (Uper branch) to Vinh Long.
Visit of local market then drive to ferry station. Cross Mekong river (Lower branch) to Can Tho city.
O/N in Can Tho. (B-L-D)
Day 17 - Can Tho
Can Tho - Sai Gon.
Small Ship or Yacht Cruise
Visits of Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets by small motor-boat.
On the way back to Saigon, stop by at natural Tram forest (Viet Cong base in American war) and Bonsai garden in Mi Tho. O/N in Saigon. (B-L)
Day 18 - Vietnam
Sai Gon Leaving.
Tour concludes after transfering to the airport
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