12 Days North to South Vietnam

DAY1: HANOI – ARRIVAL (TRANSFER NO GUIDE)             

Car and driver meet on arrival in Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport by flight and transfer to hotel for check in

DAY2   HANOI – HALONG                                                 [B/L/D] 

Breakfast at hotel

Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus of the cruise and transfer 160 km east to Halong. Upon arrival, board our traditional wooden junk boat, Huong Hai Junk, for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay.

13.00: Start sail from Bai Tu Long Bay area, Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful of islets (Tea pot islet, Mat Quy –Monster Face islet, Yen Ngua islet, Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot – Amazing cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swimming at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov Mountain (426 Steps) for a magnificent panorama scenery. Then relax and enjoy sunset and dinner on board. Squid fishing or relax and spending a night on board,

 

DAY3  HALONG – HANOI                                                                                  [B/L/-]

Have tea and breakfast

A fantastic cruise will continue to visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our Huong Hai Junk. Sail past rock formations such as and passing Finger islet, Hoa Cuong fishing village area, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dinh Huong Islet, Little Dog islet. Enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check-out on board.

10.15: Enjoy a lunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arriving Halong pier, transfer back to Hanoi by shuttle bus of the cruise.

Drop off at your hotel. Free time at leisure.

 

DAY4   HANOI – SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN –                                       [B/L/D] 

Breakfast at hotel

6.30-7.00am Pick up at your hotel (in the Old Quarter)  depart to Lao Cai     (245km). It takes about 5 hours traveling the new highway to Lao Cai. The bus ride brings good chance to see beautiful scenery of the region along the way.

12.30. Arrive in Sapa. Relax and have lunch at the restaurant. Check in hotel.

Afternoon, start a 4 hour trek to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van 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.

Enjoy the dinner with local specialty and your choice of spending the night at a hotel in Sapa

 

DAY5   CAT CAT VILLAGE  – HANOI                                 [B/L] 

Breakfast at hotel

 Wake up and enjoy the fresh air and atmosphere of Sapa. Breakfast at hotel/homestay.

9:00am 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 Hydro-power 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.

Car pick up and return to Sapa town.  Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Free time to walk around or shopping.

15:00: Begin your journey back to Hanoi

 

DAY6: HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN                                       [B ] 

Breakfast at hotel

Free until check out – transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival,  transfer to your hotel for check in.Overnight in Hoi An.

 

DAY7  : MY SON HALD DAY TOUR  (SIC TOUR)                    [B] 

Breakfast at hotel

In the morning, pick up from hotel, drive 40 km Southwest of Hoi An, a half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son, that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.

Drop off at hotel

 

DAY8   HOI AN – DA NANG – SAIGON                                          [B] 

Breakfast at hotel

Free until check out and transfer to Danang airport for your flight to Saigon. On arrival,transfer to your hotel for check in.Overnight in Sai Gon.

 

DAY9: SAIGON – HD CU CHI  (SIC TOUR)                                    [B] 

Breakfast at hotel

Cu Chi used to be a bitter battleground for many years during the Vietnam War. On the way, you will see many different things from the road and our guide will offer you some insights into Vietnamese agriculture as well exciting trip to visit underground village with it’s intricate network of over 200km of tunnels at Ben Dinh 50km from Ho Chi Minh City

Drive back to Saigon. Overnight in Sai Gon

 

DAY10 :SAIGON – MEKONG (2D MEKONG DELTA  – SIC TOUR)                                                    [B/L/-]

Breakfast at hotel

This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. After arrival in Cai Be, a boat takes you to the floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging goods from their boats. Then we take a boat ride through the maze of shady small canals visiting the An Binh Islands (Vinh Long). – We will enjoy tropical fruits, see how people cultivate their orchards, and make their living from ceramics, popcorn and rice paper…A nice chance for bicycle riding if the bicycles are available, roaming through the village and looking at the local handicraft shops. A nice cruise boat from VinhLong to CanTho city, by the sunset time (3 hours drive)

DAY11: CAN THO – SAIGON                [B]                                                                                                      

Breakfast at hotel

06.00: Boat trip on the Mekong river to visit Cai Rang floating market.

The market is filled with small boats darting through the water as vendors sell their wares.

Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals people and then stop at Can Tho market and back to Saigon.

Finishing tour between  3-4: 00 pm in HCMC.

 

DAY 12: SAI GON DEPARTURE                   [B] 

Breakfast at hotel. Free time until transfer to airport for your flight home

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Domestic flight: HAN-DAD, DAD-SGN
  • Bus HN -SAPA – HN
  • Transfers, entrance fees, boat fees and tours by joined vehicle.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International air tickets to/from Vietnam
  • Other food and beverage in addition to the above
  • Late check out charges from the hotel
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tipping etc

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