14 Days Quintessence of Vietnam

14 Days Quintessence of Vietnam

Tour price: 1960 USD
Length: 14 Days - 13 Nights
City: from Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon)
Tour code: VI-MUL06
Highlight: Ho Chi Minh city, Cuchi tunnels, mekong delta, Nha Trang beach, Boat trip in Nha trang bay, Hoi an ancient town, Cua Dai beach, My Son holy land, Hanoi old quarter, Halong bay cruise tour, Sapa trekking tour, Hanoi special cuisine- Luxury hotel

Inclusions

Include:

10nights hotel accommodations base on twin or double share

1 night on cruise ship

2 nights on sleeper train

Meals as indicated in the itinerary. B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner

English speaking local tour guide

All transportations

Cruise in Halong bay

Cu Chi tunne;s tour,

Mekong delta tour

Nha trang boat tour

My Son holy land tour

Halong cruise tour,

Sapa trekking tour

All admission fees

Drinking water during the trip

Not include

Air fare to and from Vietnam

Travel insurance

meals and expense not mentioned in the itinerary

Tips for tour guide and driver.

Price& Available

TOUR PRICE:

Standard package: USD1960/ 1 person base on double or twin sharing room (Group tour)

Single room supplement: USD580

Deluxe package: USD2760/ 1 person base on double or twin sharing room (Group tour)

Single room supplement: USD890

 HOTEL LIST:

DESTINATION

Standar package

Deluxe package

Ho Chi Minh City

Signature Saigon Hotel*** or similar

Golden Central  Saigon Hotel*** or similar

Hue

Mondial hotel *** or similar

Mondial hotel *** or similar

Hoian

Kim An*** or similar

Hoian riverside resort*** or similar

Ha Noi city

Angel Palacel **** or similar

Chalcedony hotel*** or similar

Ha Long bay

Majestic cruise*** or similar

Emotion cruise*** or similar

Sapa

Sapa view hotel *** or similar

Victoria hotel ****or similar

2014:Deaprture Dates:

Aug: 4, 20,29

Sep: 8, 19,22, 29

Oct: 6, 14, 19, 29

Nov: 7, 21, 28

Dec: 4, 10, 15, 22 (surcharge 100usd/1pax for departure dates: 15 and 22 Dec)

2015:

Jan: 2, 9, 20, 29

Feb:  2, 26

Mar: 7, 14, 22, 27

April:  6, 17, 20, 25

May: 4, 14, 21, 28

June: 5, 12, 19, 22

Jul: 6, 10, 17, 20, 27

Aug: 7, 14, 17, 28

Sep: 4, 11, 14, 25

Oct: 5, 12, 16, 19

Nov: 6, 9, 16, 27

Dec: 4, 11, 26 (surcharge 100usd/ 1 pax for deoarture date 11, 26 Dec)

Tour Itinerary

Vietnam is a tropical country and it has a lot of beautiful beaches as well as nice gulfs.  Two of those are Ha Long bay and Nha Trang beach that you cannot miss when visit Vietnam. This Deluxe tour is designed for traveler who has two week and want o visit the most attractive places in Vietnam.

Day 1:  Ho Chi Minh city arrival

You will be picked upon arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and free at leisure.

Overnight l in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta - Mytho (B/L)

7h30 a.m., our tour guide welcome you at your hotel then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus. During 2hours bus drive to My Tho you will have chance to see many activities of local people while travel along the road and enjoy nice scenery of green rice paddy fields. We stop at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple- the unique religion of Vietnam, taking pictures, listen to the guide explain about the temple architecture and Cao Dai religion philosophy.

Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River.

The boat take you to Xep canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a small islet. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.

Continue walking on the village’s road and have a horse cart trip along village road. Get off for a rowing boat in the small canal to the motor-boat and then head to the restaurant on the other islet. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at a local family.

Enjoy lunch under tree shadow you will feel the life is so beautiful.

After lunch we get back to the boat and cruise back to My Tho. Then transit to the bus and drive back to Saigon, arriving in Saigon at around 5:00pm. Tour ends with the sweet memories.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnel - Nha Trang

Morning: We depart at 8:00 a.m. from Vietnam Adventure Tours office Or pick up your hotel  to Cu Chi Tunnel for 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was "A Free Target Zone ". The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47.   Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!

Afternoon: At noon the bus come HCM at 2:00pm. Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Nha Trang at 17h30. Arrive in Nha Trang at 18h30,transfer to Sunrise hotel for check in and have diner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 4: Nha Trang day tour on boat

This day, we will have experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as we set out in the morning, for our first stop at the aquarium. We then head out to Hon Mun Island where we have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here we continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic – there is a choice of water sports (your own account). Our lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where we have time to explore before boarding our boat back to Cau Da harbor. Arrivel at Cau Da port at 17:00, transfer to Sunrise hotel. Free time at night.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 5: Nha Trang City tour

Today we will have a city tour to visit the most beautiful places in Nha Trang. This is the real cultural trip. Come with us and discover Nha Trang's famous sites. You will be taken from the south to the north of Nha Trang to visit the following attractive places: Long Son Pagoda (with a giant Buddhist statue on the hilltop), Bao Dai Villa (vacation home of the last emperor of Vietnam ), Oceanographic Institute (a remarkable tank with many colorful live sea specimens), Cham Tower ( Ponagar Temple ) built in 8th century. Chong Promontory (Two big rocks called husband & wife rock ). The tour end after the visit to local Dam Market.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 6: Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time to visit and shopping or have mud bathing.

10:00 check out and then transfer to the airport for flight to Da Nang (VN1942,  12;15-13:30). Pick up at Da Nang airport upon arrivel and transfer to the Palm garden resort in Hoi An.  Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the after noon, take a walking tour to discover the ancient town of Hoi An. Visit ppagoda of Japanese bridge, Phuc kien communal house, Tan Ky encient house, walk along the ancient street and learn about the history of the town.

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son - Hoian

8:30am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries.

Back to Hoi An for lunch. Afternoon, you will be free time for enjoy sea bathing at Cua Dai beach.

Overnight in Hoian.

 Day 8: Hoi An - Hanoi (B,L)

After beakfast, check out hotel and transfer to Da nang airport for a flight to Hanoi (VN1506 at 09:05 10:15). Pick up at Hanoi airport and transfer to the hotel for checkin.  Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon take a short tour visit Hoan kien lake, Ngoc Son temple with a famouse red wooden bidge. Take cyclo around old quarter to visit the Ha Noi ancient town.  The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, is a bustling area of narrow streets home to literally thousands of small businesses, shopkeepers and street vendors, selling everything from bananas to books. Originally each of the 36 street names was related to the products being sold there. For instance you can walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street. We will provide you with a map for the tour so you can spot the sights along the way.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong (B,L,D)

Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.

Overnight on a junk. 

Day 10: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

06:30

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.

Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.

Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.

Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

10:00: We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.

An early lunch is served.

12 noon: Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.

Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00.

Forward to to Ha Noi train station and take a night train to Lao Cai.

Over night on the train (soft sleeper coach, confortable wagon with 4 berths).

Day 11: Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L/D)

6:00am arrive in Lao Cai station, be picked up and transfer to Sapa town for breakfast. After breakfast trekking down the valley to the Muong Hoa stream and Black H'mong village - Lao Chai village (Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa). After that, you will continue your trekking along the paddy fields to Ta Van village to lean about the ‘Zay’ people. You’ll return to Sapa in the afternoon and discovering the town during the evening. Overnight in Sapa. 

Day 12: Sapa Trekking (B,L,D)

Trek to visit two villages of the Black H'mong (Catcat and SinChai) as well as the waterfall and hydroelectric power station established by the French. Take in stunning landscapes of green forests and beautiful scenery along the way and walk back to Sapa town. Head back to Hanoi via overnight train (soft  sleeper with air-conditioner).

Day 13: Hanoi free day (B)

Arrive in Hanoi at 5:30am, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Have breakfast at the hotel . After breakfast, free time to discover Hanoi by yourself.

Day 14: Hanoi departure (B)

breakfast at the hotel. Free time until transfer time to the airport for departure.

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Vietnam is a tropical country and it has a lot of beautiful beaches as well as nice gulfs.  Two of those are Ha Long bay and Nha Trang beach that you cannot miss when visit Vietnam. This Deluxe tour is designed for traveler who has two week and want o visit the most attractive places in Vietnam.

Day 1:  Ho Chi Minh city arrival

You will be picked upon arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and free at leisure.

Overnight l in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta - Mytho (B/L)

7h30 a.m., our tour guide welcome you at your hotel then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus. During 2hours bus drive to My Tho you will have chance to see many activities of local people while travel along the road and enjoy nice scenery of green rice paddy fields. We stop at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple- the unique religion of Vietnam, taking pictures, listen to the guide explain about the temple architecture and Cao Dai religion philosophy.

Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River.

The boat take you to Xep canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a small islet. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.

Continue walking on the village’s road and have a horse cart trip along village road. Get off for a rowing boat in the small canal to the motor-boat and then head to the restaurant on the other islet. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at a local family.

Enjoy lunch under tree shadow you will feel the life is so beautiful.

After lunch we get back to the boat and cruise back to My Tho. Then transit to the bus and drive back to Saigon, arriving in Saigon at around 5:00pm. Tour ends with the sweet memories.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnel - Nha Trang

Morning: We depart at 8:00 a.m. from Vietnam Adventure Tours office Or pick up your hotel  to Cu Chi Tunnel for 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti - American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was "A Free Target Zone ". The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47.   Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!

Afternoon: At noon the bus come HCM at 2:00pm. Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Nha Trang at 17h30. Arrive in Nha Trang at 18h30,transfer to Sunrise hotel for check in and have diner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 4: Nha Trang day tour on boat

This day, we will have experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as we set out in the morning, for our first stop at the aquarium. We then head out to Hon Mun Island where we have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here we continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic – there is a choice of water sports (your own account). Our lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where we have time to explore before boarding our boat back to Cau Da harbor. Arrivel at Cau Da port at 17:00, transfer to Sunrise hotel. Free time at night.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 5: Nha Trang City tour

Today we will have a city tour to visit the most beautiful places in Nha Trang. This is the real cultural trip. Come with us and discover Nha Trang's famous sites. You will be taken from the south to the north of Nha Trang to visit the following attractive places: Long Son Pagoda (with a giant Buddhist statue on the hilltop), Bao Dai Villa (vacation home of the last emperor of Vietnam ), Oceanographic Institute (a remarkable tank with many colorful live sea specimens), Cham Tower ( Ponagar Temple ) built in 8th century. Chong Promontory (Two big rocks called husband & wife rock ). The tour end after the visit to local Dam Market.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 6: Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time to visit and shopping or have mud bathing.

10:00 check out and then transfer to the airport for flight to Da Nang (VN1942,  12;15-13:30). Pick up at Da Nang airport upon arrivel and transfer to the Palm garden resort in Hoi An.  Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the after noon, take a walking tour to discover the ancient town of Hoi An. Visit ppagoda of Japanese bridge, Phuc kien communal house, Tan Ky encient house, walk along the ancient street and learn about the history of the town.

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son - Hoian

8:30am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries.

Back to Hoi An for lunch. Afternoon, you will be free time for enjoy sea bathing at Cua Dai beach.

Overnight in Hoian.

 Day 8: Hoi An - Hanoi (B,L)

After beakfast, check out hotel and transfer to Da nang airport for a flight to Hanoi (VN1506 at 09:05 10:15). Pick up at Hanoi airport and transfer to the hotel for checkin.  Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon take a short tour visit Hoan kien lake, Ngoc Son temple with a famouse red wooden bidge. Take cyclo around old quarter to visit the Ha Noi ancient town.  The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, is a bustling area of narrow streets home to literally thousands of small businesses, shopkeepers and street vendors, selling everything from bananas to books. Originally each of the 36 street names was related to the products being sold there. For instance you can walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street. We will provide you with a map for the tour so you can spot the sights along the way.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong (B,L,D)

Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.

Overnight on a junk. 

Day 10: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

06:30

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.

Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.

Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.

Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

10:00: We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.

An early lunch is served.

12 noon: Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.

Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00.

Forward to to Ha Noi train station and take a night train to Lao Cai.

Over night on the train (soft sleeper coach, confortable wagon with 4 berths).

Day 11: Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L/D)

6:00am arrive in Lao Cai station, be picked up and transfer to Sapa town for breakfast. After breakfast trekking down the valley to the Muong Hoa stream and Black H'mong village - Lao Chai village (Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa). After that, you will continue your trekking along the paddy fields to Ta Van village to lean about the ‘Zay’ people. You’ll return to Sapa in the afternoon and discovering the town during the evening. Overnight in Sapa. 

Day 12: Sapa Trekking (B,L,D)

Trek to visit two villages of the Black H'mong (Catcat and SinChai) as well as the waterfall and hydroelectric power station established by the French. Take in stunning landscapes of green forests and beautiful scenery along the way and walk back to Sapa town. Head back to Hanoi via overnight train (soft  sleeper with air-conditioner).

Day 13: Hanoi free day (B)

Arrive in Hanoi at 5:30am, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Have breakfast at the hotel . After breakfast, free time to discover Hanoi by yourself.

Day 14: Hanoi departure (B)

breakfast at the hotel. Free time until transfer time to the airport for departure.

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