DISCOVER NORTH, CENTER AND SOUTH OF VIETNAM IN 12 DAYS

DISCOVER NORTH, CENTER AND SOUTH OF VIETNAM IN 12 DAYS
Tour Information
Tour code 416
Tour duration 12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS
Tour start/end HANOI / HOCHIMINH CITY
Tour route HANOI - HOALU - TAMCOC - HALONG - HUE - HOIAN - BANA - MEKONG - CUCHI - SAIGON

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL - No guide

DAY 2: HOALU - TAMCOC FULL DAY (Join group tour)[B/L]

DAY 3: HANOI- HALONG BAY - Sharing shuttle bus with tourists[B/L/D]

DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI[B/L]

DAY 5: HANOI CITY TOUR AND FLY TO HUE (Join group tour)[B/L]

DAY 6: HUE CITY FULL DAY (JOIN GROUP TOUR)[B/L]

DAY 7: HUE - DRIVE TO HOIAN (Sharing tourist bus to Hoian)[B]

DAY 8: BANA HILLS FULL DAY TOUR - Join group tour[B/L]

DAY 9: HOIAN CITY TOUR (JOIN GROUP TOUR) - FLY TO SAIGON IN THE AFTERNOON[B/L]

DAY 10: MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY (Join group tour)[B/L]

DAY 11: SAIGON CITY - CUCHI TUNNELS - Join group tour[B/L]

DAY 12: SAIGON DEPARTURE (NO MEAL) - No guide[B]

FULL DETAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1(Monday, 02 December 2019): HANOI ARRIVAL - No guide

At 5 pm, welcome to Hanoi, the thousand year capital of Vietnam. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport. Then, transfer to your hotel to check in. Relax and comfort yourself for the rest of day after long flight. Overnight in Hanoi 

DAY 2(Tuesday, 03 December 2019): HOALU - TAMCOC FULL DAY (Join group tour)[B/L]

AM: Pick you up at 7h45- 8.00am at hotel in Hanoi, then depart for NinhBinh city towards to the South of Hanoi, it takes about 2,5 hours to get there(130 km). Arrive in Hoa Lu, visit Hoa Lu - The Acient Capital and the remaining two temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). Then from here drive to Tam Coc grottoes (16km from Hoa Lu) to have buffet lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant with local food (1hr).

PM: (Optional ) Ride bicycle along the village roads with beautiful countryside landscape and friendly local people.

Take an exciting boat ride in Tam Coc grottoes (Halong on land) that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you (2 hrs). Return to Hanoi at around 5 pm. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

   

DAY 3(Wednesday, 04 December 2019): HANOI- HALONG BAY - Sharing shuttle bus with tourists[B/L/D]

  • 07:30 – 08:30:  Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
  • 08:30:  Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours.
  • 10:00: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.
  • 12:00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, 12:15 Welcome to Rosa Cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, Enjoy welcome drink get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
  • 12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
  • 15:00:  You at  Tung Gau Area. The airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here. Especially, Tung Gau of Lan Ha Bay is extremely suitable for enjoying kayaking and swiming and then Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village
  • 17.30: Come back to our Rosa Cruise and relax.
  • 19:30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.
  • 21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on Cruise.

   

DAY 4(Thursday, 05 December 2019): HALONG – HANOI[B/L]

  • 06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
  • 07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
  • 08:00:  Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave
  • 10:00:  Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Halong Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
  • 11:00:  Enjoy the lunch on cruise.
  • 12:00: Rosa Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
  • 12:30:  Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
  • 14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
  • 16:00 – 16:30:  Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 5(Friday, 06 December 2019): HANOI CITY TOUR AND FLY TO HUE (Join group tour)[B/L]

Option1: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – (Ha Noi City Tour - Ethnology Museum)

07:40 - 8:30 Meet your tour guide .

- Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.             

- Visit Ho Chi Minh’s complex, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; his house-on-stil and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.

- Arrive Ethnology museum to learn about cultures of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. Have a rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Visit Temples of Literature constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, also functioning as Vietnam's first university.

- Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.

16:00 Arrive back in your hotel. Tour ends.

Option 2 : Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Ha Noi City – Bat Trang Ceramics Village )

07:45 - 08:30 Meet your tour guide at your suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.             

- Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; his house-on-stilt and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.

- Visit Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 dedicating to Confucius, sages and scholars. It was also the first university of Viet Nam once.

Relax and have lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Explore daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit showrooms and see how they model the products.

- Arrive legendary Hoan Kiem lake. Visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao - General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.

15:30 Drop you off. Then, our driver (no guide) will pick you up for transfering you to the airport to catch your flight to Hue where our driver is waiting for you to transfer you to check in hotel in Hue city. Ovenright in Hue 

   

DAY 6(Saturday, 07 December 2019): HUE CITY FULL DAY (JOIN GROUP TOUR)[B/L]

Brief itinerary: Pick up at hotel (center) 8:00 – 8:15AM

Morning:

  • Dragon boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda - The oldest pagoda in Hue city.
  • Imperial Citadel – The home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty - the Nguyen Dynasty.
  • Hue Royal Antiques Museum - A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty.
  • Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people.

Afternoon: 

  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • Khai Dinh King’s Tomb - a blend of Western and Eastern architecture.
  • Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions.
  • Conical hat village

4:00 – 4:30 pm:  Back to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.

   

DAY 7(Sunday, 08 December 2019): HUE - DRIVE TO HOIAN (Sharing tourist bus to Hoian)[B]

About 8:00 am our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to Hoian. On the way, you will have a chance to visit Thanhtoan Tile Brigde,  Haivan pass, Lang co beach. Stop at Danang for lunch by yourself, then you will visit Nonuoc village, Marble Moutain. On arrival Hoian, you will have free time to enjoy nice beach. Overnight in Hoian.

   

DAY 8(Monday, 09 December 2019): BANA HILLS FULL DAY TOUR - Join group tour[B/L]

7:30 – 8:00 - MiniBus & tour guide will pick up visitors at the hotel and start to Ba NA Hills – King Mountain, also known as the second DaLat/Sapa in Vietnam Central. The beautiful weather here is always cool.

9:30 – 10:00 - You will admire the high by the most modern cable car system in southeast Asia, visit Dream Steam Carble Car station and see the panorama of Quang Nam – Da Nang city on high. After finishing the first cable car, you will visit Golden Hands Bridge, France wine cellar, Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung 2 pagoda.

12:00 – Have lunch and rest at the restaurant.

13:00 – visit and play games at the Fantasy Park. Explore King Peak at an altitude 1.487m.

15:00 – Return Cable Car.

16:45 – 17:45 - Get on Minibus transfer back to hotel.

   

DAY 9(Tuesday, 10 December 2019): HOIAN CITY TOUR (JOIN GROUP TOUR) - FLY TO SAIGON IN THE AFTERNOON[B/L]

Our tour guide and driver will meet you at hotel’s lobby takes you to World Cultural Heritage site of Hội An acient town area, from here will start to walk  to visit the complex of architectural monuments of various forms: Tan Ky old house, assembly hall, japanese bridge, water wells, local markets, Harbor…, & enjoy Hoian’s traditional dance and folk song.

Then take you to have lunch with many kind of Hoi An special local food:

-         Phuong  bakery (Banh Mi Phuong)

-         Cao Lau.

-         White rose.

After lunch back to hotel. In the afternoon, our driver will pick you up to the airport for your flight to Saigon where our driver is waiting for you to transfer you to check in hotel in Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

   

DAY 10(Wednesday, 11 December 2019): MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY (Join group tour)[B/L]

About 7h:30 - 7:50 am: Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Saigon. 

  

DAY 11(Thursday, 12 December 2019): SAIGON CITY - CUCHI TUNNELS - Join group tour[B/L]

About 7h:30 - 7h:50 am: Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. Have lunch at local restaurant.

Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerrilla's food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Overnight stay in Saigon.

   

DAY 12(Friday, 13 December 2019): SAIGON DEPARTURE (NO MEAL) - No guide[B]

Free at leisure, then 3h30 pm, say good bye to Saigon - Vietnam, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight at 7 pm. Home sweet home! End of our services

 

PRICE: USD/ PERSON

Description

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

Single Supp

3 star

801

652

628

611

595

581

+229

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

3 star

Destination

Hotel Name

Room Type

Website

Ha Noi

ANGEL PALACE HOTEL

DELUXE

https://www.angelpalacehotel.com.vn/en/

Halong Bay

ROSA CRUISE

Deluxe cabin (1st floor)

www.rosacruise.com

Hue

SERENE PALACE HOTEL

Junior room

http://www.serenepalacehotel.com/index.html

Hoi An

HAI AU BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA HOI AN

Deluxe

www.haiauhotels.com

Ho Chi Minh

BLOOM SAIGON HOTEL

Deluxe room

http://www.bloomsaigonhotel.com/

 

Trip includes:

+ All accommodations in twin/double sharing rooms as mentioned in the itinerary

+ Rowing boat trip in Hoalu - Tamcoc

+ One night cruise on a wooden junk in Ha Long Bay

+ Boat trip in Halong bay

+ Daily breakfasts at your hotels + lunch and dinners as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)

+ Modern vehicle with air-conditioner

+ Experienced English-speaking guide during your trip

+ All entrance fees to sightseeings as mentioned in the itinerary

 

Trip excludes:

- International & Domestic flight tickets

- Meals, if not specified in the itinerary

- TIPPING FOR GUIDES, DRIVERS, HOTEL DOORBOYS, BOAT CREWS, RESTAURANT STAFF ETC...

- Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc. All other services not specified in the itinerary

 

---THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND WISH YOU A GREAT TIME IN VIETNAM---

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