Vietnam Cultural Highlights 14 days
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Itinerary

This Vietnam itinerary includes the most-wanted destinations from the north to the south within two weeks. You will have a perfect view and capture the highlights of Vietnam culture, history, culinary; and yet still be able to enjoy the natural landscapes, pristine beaches and the daily life beauty of local people with this Vietnam itinerary in two weeks.

  • Immerse yourself with the charming but bustling Hanoi old quarter
  • Enjoy the stunning landscapes in Sapa and surrounding areas with various options for trekking lovers
  • See the magnificent Ha Long Bay, together with an overnight experience on board a cruise
  • Explore the long history of the Imperial City Hue and its ancient royal structures, dating back the 18th century
  • Get lost in the amazing but reminiscent Hoi An town and An Bang beach
  • Walk through the ancient ruins of My Son to see in your lifetime and recall the once-glorious days of Champa Kingdom
  • Take a brief glance into the Southern metropolitan – Saigon and daily life in Mekong Delta

Day 01: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport. You will be warmly greeted by our guide and driver and transfer to the hotel in about 35 minute drive. Check in and have a restful overnight stay at the hotel. If check-in is earlier in day time, then the rest of the day is at your balance

Meal: None
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Vietnam-Cultural-Highlights

Day 02: HANOI CITY TOUR

The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda. Visit the famous Ethnology Museum. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets are named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in an unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklores and culture. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

One pilar

Day 03: THO HA VILLAGE

After breakfast, depart from your hotel at 8.30. A big morning is in store today as you will experience an unforgettable visit to the scenic rural village of Tho Ha; discover the vestiges of an ancient miniature coffin-making village and rice paper producing town; board one of the few remaining ferries to cross the Cau River and observe a sharing technique for making rice paper from your friendly locals. Return to Hanoi for lunch and balance of the day is at own leisure.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Tho Ha

Day 04: HANOI - HALONG BAY

After breakfast,  you will leave Hanoi for Halong Bay in about 3,5 hour drive and board a boat, enjoying lunch while cruise through the bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you will enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterwards, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board

Travel-Halong-Bay-from-Hanoi

Day 05: HALONG BAY - HANOI – TRAIN TO LAO CAI

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and breeze to welcoming the new day. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30am and your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi for dinner before heading to Lao Cai – Sapa by night train. Overnight is on the train.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board

Halong bay Kayaks

Day 06: LAO CAI – SAPA/LAO CHAI – TA VAN

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6am. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Sapa (1 hour drive). Once in Sapa, have breakfast. Then you will explore Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribes people on the way make your experiences here. Lunch is along the way at a local restaurant. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Rest of the day is free time at your leisure. Overnight in Sapa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Travel-to-Sapa-Ta-Van

Day 07: SAPA/MATRA – TA PHIN – TRAIN TO HANOI

After having breakfast at your hotel, have free time to explore the Sapa town. At noon, check out your hotel then take a car ride 5 km to the North East of Sapa. From here, take off car to visit Matra village of the H’mong people. After this village, do a trek through the mountain and reach Ta Phin village – a handy craft traditional village of 2 different minorities: the Red Dzao and the Black H’mong. The Ta Phin village is surrounded by mountains and the landscapes are beautiful. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you take you to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend visiting some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Visit-Ta-Phin-village

Day 08: HANOI – FLY TO HUE

This morning, arrive at Hanoi Train station and see our driver who transfers you to the airport to catch the morning flight to Hue Airport. You are picked up by our guide and driver then transfer to your hotel in Hue. Check in and relax until our guide and driver come back to pick you up to a royal style dinner to show off the nice and sophisticated cuisine of Hue. Overnight at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Visit Thien Mu Pagoda- Hue

Day 09: HUE CITY TOUR

Breakfast in hotel and meet up with our local guide again to start a day exploring the charms of The Citadel in this former Imperial City with many well-preserved royal monuments in Hue. Board a dragon boat to cruising the Perfume River and stop at Thien Mu Pagoda to visit one of the most ancient and historic Buddhist place. After a lunch served in a local restaurant, continue to visit the most famous Tu Duc’s tomb and Hue’s biggest Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Travel-to-Hue-from-Hanoi

Day 10: DA NANG – HOI AN

Follow by the ancient citadel is an ancient town – Hoian. After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Danang, you will arrive to the well-known Hoian ancient town. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant then check in hotel and leisure time. Afternoon we take a walking tour into the Old Quarter to visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge. Phuc Kien Pagoda & Tan Ky House. Early evening will be free time for shopping or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 10_ Travel to Hoi An

Day 11: HOI AN – MY SON

After breakfast, you take the half day private tour to My Son – the sanctuary of Cham culture. You will walk into the ruins of ancient My Son holy land to recall the Champa people’s glory days dating from the 4th to the 13th century. Afternoon, balance your leisure time between lounging at the beach or happily emptying your wallet while browsing the world of handicrafts and souvenirs that Hoian has to offer or simply stroll along the riverside to get a feel for the olden days of the busy Faifo merchant port. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Explore-My-Son-Quang-Nam

Day 12: HOI AN – DA NANG – HO CHI MINH

This morning, our driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer to airport for the morning flight to Saigon. On arrival, welcome by our guide and driver then drive to downtown and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, we start our half-day city tour of Ho Chi Minh City including The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Hall, War Remnants Museum and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Evening is at leisure and overnight in HCMC.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Independence-Hall-Ho-Chi-Minh-arrival

Day 13: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA

After breakfast, we take a smooth ride to southern Saigon and reach the land that is home to friendly Mekong farmers and fishermen; walk across their lush orchards and sample a variety of seasonal tropical fruits; venture out in a small sampan and glide through the narrow canals and enjoy the tasty food of the Mekong, which is interestingly garnished and offered by these hospitable locals. Transfer back to Saigon in the afternoon.

*Itinerary is verified depending on which Mekong program you choose

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Explore-Mekong-Delta

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and you may take a walk to the central Ben Thanh market area for some last minute shopping. Be packed and ready for your flight home or onward for an extension to the next destination or back home. End of services.

Cho-Ben-Thanh-HCMC

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $1,677 $1,476 $1,338 $1,263 $434
Deluxe $1,959 $1,758 $1,620 $1,545 $716
Luxury $2,318 $2,117 $1,980 $1,904 $1,076

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Ho Chi Minh Sanouva
Deluxe Room
Liberty Central City Point
Deluxe Room
Rex
Premium Room
Hue Moonlight
Deluxe City View room
Eldora Hotel
Deluxe Panorama Room
Indochine Palace
Deluxe Room
Hoi An Vinh Hung Emerald
Deluxe Pool View Room
Vinh Hung Resort
Superior Room
Almanity Hoi An
My Mind Room
Hanoi Essence D’Orient Hotel
Deluxe Window Room
La Siesta Hotel
Junior Suite Room
Apricot Hotel
Sketch Room
Halong Alova Gold Cruise
Deluxe Room
Dragon Legend
Deluxe Room
Paradise Luxury Cruise
Deluxe Room
Sapa Bamboo Sapa Hotel
Superior room
Amazing Sapa Hotel
Superior Room
Victoria Sapa Resort
Superior Room
Mekong Mango Cruise Mango Cruise Mango Cruise

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation.
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English / French speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Dragon Boat in Hue
  • Private double/twin cabin in Halong
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Approval document for visa on arrival (1 month single entry)
  • Train ticket to Lao Cai/ Sapa in return route

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee.
  • Others not mentioned above
  • Compulsory dinner and peak season surcharges at hotel

Note:

  • Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm
  • Special offer in Low Season from 1 May – 30 Sept is applied. Please contact us for more details.
  • Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single Room Use is surcharged when 1 person occupy 1 room.

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