16 DAYS – IMMERSE VIETNAM

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Hanoi - Pu Luong- Ninh Binh - Hue- Danang - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh
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Duration

16 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Vietnamese

About this tour

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel in twin/triple sharing room basis with daily breakfast
  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus as an itinerary
  • Private airport transfer
  • Meals as indicated: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner as program
  • Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (02 bottles/pax/day)
  • Entrance fees, boat trips, and excursions
  • Excellent local English-speaking guide on-site
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue & Danang – Ho chi Minh (Economy class with luggage allowance: 20kg)
  • E- Visa with visa stamp fee
  • International flights
  • Peak season or special event rates: Christmas Eve & New Year, Lunal New Year
  • Travel Insurance
  • International air tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping for tour guide and driver
  • Others not mentioned nor specified above

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend of traditional and modern beauties.  At Noi Bai Airport, your local guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: No
  • Hotel in Hanoi: arranged by guests

DAY 2: HANOI  CITY TOUR (B)

08.00: After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and driver and take a full day city tour of Hanoi You will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, there you can visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of our Uncle Ho is being kept. Keep touring the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and visit Ho Chi Minh House on stilts, One Pillar Pgoda. Then you will visit the Temple of Literature –Confucius temple and it was The first University of Vietnam. Experience on the local train.

Lunch at the local restaurant.

Experience a one-hour cyclo ride. Enjoy your day with egg coffee at the coffee shop. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. You will have free time to go shopping or relax on your own. Back to your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Hotel in Hanoi: arranged by guests

DAY 3; HANOI - MAI CHAU (L/D)

Pick-up at Hotel to go to Mai Chau by our private car. Have a short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).

Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).

 Arrive in Mai Chau Valley for lunch. (Vegetarian is available).

Visit the real local Thai traditional Stilt House before cycling to visit villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority and learn about their daily live and culture. Stop by the handcraft village to learn about weaving in traditional way and support them by buying their local products.

Back to your homestay/ hotel

Dinner will be served in the local Thai Traditional House with local cuisine and we will have chance to enjoy Traditional Wine with the residential host.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: lunch and dinner at local restaurant
  • Homestay in Mai Chau: arranged by guests

DAY 4: MAI CHAU - PU LUONG (L/D)

After having breakfast, we will leave our hosts to drive to Pu Luong Nature Reservation Centre.

You will enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breath-taking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch.

After lunch, we board the car to the starting point. Following the small road through the terrace rice and sugar cane fields, cross the Hanging Bridges to visit other remote rural villages of Thai Ethnic. Stop at the giant waterwheels, ducks farm to learn about the agriculture before getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream (cruise depending on weather conditions).

Back to your homestay.

Have dinner at local homestay and enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.

Overnight in Pu Luong.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: lunch and dinner at local restaurant
  • Homestay in Pu Luong: arranged by guests

DAY 5: PU LUONG - NINH BINH (L/D)

Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.

Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to learn about the local people in Pu Luong (6kms). Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave) of Kho Muong village, this is the largest cave in Pu Luong. (Depending on the weather condition)

Back to the homestay for lunch.

Check out and transfer to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at local restaurant
  • Bungalow/ Hotel in Ninh Binh: arranged by guests

DAY 6: NINH BINH -  (L)

7:00: Have breakfast at hotel. After that at 08:00 you will enjoy the morning with cycling to Mua cave.

9:40: Arrive at Mua Cave and begin ascending over 500 stone steps to reach the summit of Mua Mountain. Inhale the crisp air and take in the breathtaking panorama of Tam Coc

12:00-12:30: Relax while enjoying lunch at local restaurant.

13:15: Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, Vietnam's most significant remnant from the past. Here, you will discover the establishment of the first capital in Ninh Binh's Hoa Lu. Learn about the remarkable and distinctive architectures found in the temples of King Dinh and King Le, who made significant contributions to an ancient kingdom.

14:15: Take a boat excursion at Trang An wharf to discover the stunning landscapes called Halong Bay On Land, a must-do activity in Ninh Binh, as it is the highlight of the trip. On the Trang An Tour, while you ride a bamboo boat through grottos filled with stunning stalactites and stalactites, you'll be able to take in the breathtaking scenery.

17:00: Get on the car and return to hotel.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: lunch at local restaurant
  • Bugalow/ hotel in Ninh Binh: arranged by guests

DAY 7: NINH BINH - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D)

08.30 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 2.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark on the cruise and enjoy a welcome drink while having a tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sails further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands.

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on the kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you on basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour of exploring the bay, we will return to the cruise for relaxation before attending a Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Note: Meals on boat with local/Asian food. Vegetarian food is available upon request

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Kayaking
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cabin on cruise: Mon Cheri Cruise: Delta Ocean Cabin

DAY 8: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE (B/BRUNCH)

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in the early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on the cruise.

Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sightseeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life.

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer to the Noibai airport for a flight to Hue.

Upon Hue city, you will pick up and then transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Hue.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Hotel in Hue: arranged by guests

DAY 9: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR (L)

08.30: Your tour guide will start you on the tour around to discover Hue. Waking up in the ancient land, you will board a dragon boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River.

The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop. Setting in the convergence of rivers, you can have a great view of the Perfume River and surrounding areas. Drive to visit the tombs of King Minh Mang & King Khai Dinh

Lunch on your own.

This afternoon is dedicated to a tour in Hue City to discover the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City - an amazing historic landmark in Hue - a definite must-see sight to learn more about the history and architecture that visitors should not miss when traveling to this peaceful land. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Free in the evening. Overnight in Hue.

 Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Hotel in Hue: arranged by guests

DAY 10: HUE - BANA HILLS - GOLDEN BRIDGE - HOI AN (L)

08.00: Your guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you via Danang to get to Ba Na Hills. Take a Cable Car ride from Ba Na Hills station to travel around to enjoy the famous land. Stop at Bana Hills station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na mountain range, visit Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience the hill climbing train (the first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), and flower garden Le Jardin D’amour.

You should not miss walking on the famous Golden Bridge hanging in the foggy hills of the mountain, witnessing the amazing and gorgeous view of Da Nang City

Have lunch on your own

Afternoon: Free for joining games in Fantasy Park.

Drive to Hoi An and do check in at your hotel. Free time at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: lunch
  • Hotel in Hoi An: arranged by guests

DAY 11: HOI AN -  MY SON SANCTUARY

8:30: Leave Hoi An for a short drive to My Son, admire the fishing villages and the beauty of nature on the way. Arrive at My Son - "Valley of Kings'' as described by French historians was once the capital of the Cham Pa Kingdom from the 4th to 15th century. Enjoy a traditional dance performance and walk around to learn and discover the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarchs many centuries ago. Drive back to Hoi An.

Lunch on your own and free for the rest of the day.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Hotel in Hoi An

DAY 12: HOI AN - DANANG - FLIGHT TO HO CHI  MINH CITY (B)

About 02 hours before your flight, the driver and your tour guide will come to the hotel and drive you to the airport for your 90-minute flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, the bustle and hustle city in the south of Vietnam. This is one of the must-visit first cities attracting international tourists. At Tan Son Nhat Airport, your guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in.  After relaxation, you can be free to discover the city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: No
  • Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNEL (L)

08.30: After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide at your hotel lobby. Take about one and half of hour drive, you will arrive in Cu Chi Tunnels where you will start discovery to enrich and experience a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the Vietnam war.

 Lunch on your own.

Drive back to HCM city, you will take a tour to discover the city by visiting the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. This fascinating building is filled with history and evidence of the former Saigon government. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Drive back to your hotel and then you are free to relax.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA - OVERNIGHT IN HOMESTAY IN VINH LONG (L/D)

07.30: After breakfast, your guide will take you on the trip to Cai Be pier (86km) from HCMC by car or van via Trung Luong Freeway.

On the arrival, you will start with a visit to Cai Be floating market. Then cruise to Tan Phong island for biking or walking on village paths to see the local daily life: orchards, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses. On the way, we can make some stops to see the locals making rice paper for spring rolls, sewing coconut leaves for cottage roofs and especially see how they wave the dried water hyacinth to make some products: baskets, bags, hats, wallets, shoes... Then, the rowboat will take you to go deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy a peaceful time.

Lunch is served in a local home.

Back to the boat to go across one of the longest rivers in the world, Mekong River, to come to An Binh Island.

Check in Ut Trinh homestay. Have a fresh shower before participating in cooking some with the members of the local family, enjoy dinner & overnight in the homestay.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch, Dinner
  • Entrance fees, boats
  • Homestay/ hotel in the Mekong/ Can Tho: arranged by guests

DAY 15: EXPLORE  LOCAL VILLAGE IN MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY (L)

Have breakfast and do check-out, go for a walk along the village to enjoy the fresh air in the morning, arrive at the local workshop to learn how to make rice paper, coconut candy, pop- rice... Enjoy some local specialties with a cup of hot tea.

Take a boat trip to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. Keep boating along the floating village, you will see how the fishermen farm catfish on the Mekong river. Also, we can visit Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, and vegetables….

Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. 

Lunch on your own.

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh city, do check-in and free time at your leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Entrance fees, boats
  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 16: HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE

Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buying souvenirs, and taking photos until you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (03 hours prior to your flight time). Thank you and see you again!

 Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide

Meal: No

Durations

Multi day

Language

English
Vietnamese

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