Grand Vietnam package tour 18 days / 17 nights
Ho Chi Minh city - Tay Ninh/Cu Chi - Cai Be/Vinh Long - Mui Ne - Nha Trang - Hoi An/My Son - Hue - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong - Hanoi
Day 1 ( _/_/D ): Saigon arrivalArrive to Tan San Nhat airport. Welcome by a Vktour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Take an orientation tour in the afternoon ( if time permits ). Welcome dinner. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Saigon.
Day 2 ( B/L/_ ): Saigon - Cao Dai - Cu Chi tunnels - SaigonBreakfast at hotel. Driving west to Tay Ninh, head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On the way back a stop for a visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence.
Day 3 ( B/L/D): Saigon – Cai Be – Tra On, Overnight on boat8:00 AM: Depart for Cai Be around 2 hrs driving. On our dedicated bus you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizontal.
11h30 -12h.00 boarding the boat. Enjoy welcome drink.
Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production.
Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. The boat continues its cruise to Co Chien . Lunch served on board.
Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits. Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery.
Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset.
Dinner and night on board.
Day 4 ( B/L/_ ): Tro On - Can Tho - SaigonBreakfast on board. The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Can Tho through tributary and canals.
Transfer to Cai Rang: one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong delta.
11 h00 Disembark in Can Tho. Drive back to Saigon.
Day 5 ( B/_/_ ): Saigon – Mui NeBreakfast at hotel. Depart for Mui Ne. Lunch on the way. Free for swimming at your private beach at the resort. Overnight at your proposed resort in Mui Ne.
Day 6 ( B/L/_ ): Mui NeTake – away breakfast. Picked up at your resort in Mui Ne early in the morning by the Russian Jeep at 5 : 00 in order to admire the sunrise over the Mui Ne White & Red sand dunes. Jumping through the dunes by Russian Jeep make you feel like you crossing through a desert in Saraha desert. There is an opportunity for you to have more of sliding from the summit of the dune to the bottom on the wooden board cart.
Day 7 ( B/_/_ ): Mui Ne – Nha TrangBreakfast at resort. Depart for Nha Trang. Lunch on the way. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 8 ( B/L/_ ): Nha Trang and its off shore islandBreakfast at your hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the off shore islands with the Mun Mot island, visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Lunch on the Tam island. Free for swimming. Return to Nha Trang. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 9 ( B/_/_ ): Nha Trang – Danang – Hoi AnBreakfast at your hotel. Free until transfer to Cam Ranh airport for boarding your flight to Danang. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.
Day 10 ( B/L/_ ): Hoi An – My son – Hoi AnBreakfast at hotel. Starting early in the morning with the morning market. Afterward stroll around the town, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Afternoon- visit Myson holy land. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.
Day 11 ( B/L/_ ): Hoi An – HueBreakfast at hotel. Depart for Hue via Danang, visit the Marble mountain, the Cham museum. Stop for photos at the Hai Van pass. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, Visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Free time in the evening. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hue.
Day 12 ( B/L/_ ): Hue – HanoiBreakfast at hotel. Cruise on the Perfume River to visit royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. Lunch on boat. Transfer to Phu Bai airport for boarding your flight to Hanoi. Pick up at Noi Bai airport ,drive to hotel. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
Day 13 ( B/L/_ ): Hanoi city tour - Night train to SapaBreakfast at hotel. Visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidence Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and One Pillar pagoda. Visit Quan Thanh temple and the West lake , Continue with the Temple of Literature . Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit the museum of Ethnology. Free time for dinner.
Pick up at 8:00 pm to the Railway Station for the Night train to Sapa.
Day 14 (B/L/D): Sapa trekking5.30am Arrive in Lao Cai. The bus ride uphill to SaPa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. You'll have breakfast in a local Restaurant, then meet with our local guide. Walk down through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. The trekking route offers some challenge as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside, relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in home stay in Ta Van villages. (You also can take a car back to Sapa town and stay overnight at the hotel in the town)
Day 15 (B/L): Sapa - Night train back to HanoiAfter breakfast, you will walk to the meeting point where our driver is waiting to take you back to SaPa. Relax, see Sapa town and Sapa market.6.00pm - Bus transfer to Lao Cai - Night train back to Hanoi (soft sleeper with air conditioning).
Day 16 ( B/L/D ): Hanoi – Halong bayArrive Hanoi around 5 : 00 am in the morning. Pick up at the Hanoi railways station. Drive to Halong city, stop on the way for breakfast . Arrive in Halong city around lunch time, go directly to the tourist harbor and board the Junk. Check in. Have lunch then cruise to visit Halong Bay, Sung Sot cave, Ti Top Beach, enjoy sunset, drinks. Have dinner on the junk, and over night on the junk. ( Optional : Kayaking ).
Day 17 ( B/L ): Halong bay - HanoiHave breakfast. Visit man's head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai tho mountain. Have lunch on the junk. Back to Halong wharf. Car trip back to Hanoi . Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
Day 18 ( B/_/_ ): Hanoi - DepartureBreakfast at hotel. Free at leisure for shopping until transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.
Includes:- Accommodation at selected hotels.
- Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services of a driver and Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
- Services of an English speaking guide during all tours and transfers.
- Entrance fees for all sights visited.
- Breakfast, Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (B,L,D)
- Two domestic flights: Nha Trang - Da Nang; Hue - Hanoi
Excludes:- International flights to and from Vietnam
- Meals other than those mentioned above
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
- Personal insurance
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