Best Of Vietnam 15days –AVT01

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Best Of Vietnam 15days for whom love Adventures with in-depth discovery of the country for 15 days follows a less-traveled route from northern Vietnam to southern Vietnam with a thorough look into the country natural beauty and culture of   most interesting cities and countryside as  you can explore the colonial elegance of Hanoi – our romantic capitol, Halong bay – our World’s Natural Heritage site, Sapa – with magnificent mountainous views and opportunities to meet with H’mong and Dzao hill tribes with HOMESTAY, local Food of Hotpot, Hue – the ancient citadel of the last King in Vietnam until 1945 With highlights of TOP GEAR Tour motorbikeHoian – a magical Lantern-lit town for all tourist alike, our beloved Mekong Delta – the lush forests and major cultivation area for Vietnam, Can Tho – a discovery of daily life in the delta, and finally, the bustle of Ho Chi Minh city.

Includes:

– Accommodations 3 & 4Star twin or double shared
– Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary
– Transportations by private car with A/C
– English-speaking guides
– Return train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi (shared 4 berths cabin)
– 2 domestic Vietnam Airlines  flights (Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Saigon)

-Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Class
– All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Excludes:

– International flights
– Travel insurance(compulsory)
– Vietnam Visa
– Gratuities  and Tips for tour guides/drivers
– Beverages & other personal expenses.

 

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Airport pickup & tour briefing

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Take a night train to Laocai

Day 3: Laocai – Visit Sapa

Day 4: Sapa Trekking to remote villages with home stay

Day 5: Sapa visit – Laocai – Drive  back to Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

Day 7: Halong Bay cruise – Hanoi – Fly to Hue

Day 8 Hue city tour with  Top gear Tour

Day 9 Hue – Hoi an

Day 10: Hoian – My Son Holy Land

Day 11: Hoian Easy rider biking in countryside ,Cooking class

Day 12: Hoian – Fly to Saigon- Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 13: Saigon – Ben Tre  – Can Tho

Day 14: Can Tho – Drive back to Saigon city tour

Day 15: Saigon Departure.

DETAILED PROGRAM

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival: Xin Chao Vietnam!
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Laocai.
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature; the Quan Thanh Temple, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture – before heading to the train station to catch your night train to Laocai.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: on train (shared 4 soft berths cabin with A/C).
Day 3: Laocai – Sapa.
The train arrives at the Laocai railways station in the early morning. Your guide and driver will meet you there and take you on the 40km drive to Sapa – Northwest Vietnam’s premier travel destination. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then catch a few hours of rest before beginning your adventure in this beautiful mountain landscape and home to many minority hill tribe peoples. In the late morning, your guide will take you on a two hour trek through the terraced rice fields to visit the villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai, where you will learn about local traditions and daily life. Rest of the day, you are free at leisure or explore the town on your own.

Enjoy Vietnamese Hot Pot Dinner with  Mixed food of Local Salmon or Sturgeon Fish, Chicken, Beef, Fresh  Sapa Vegetable
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Visit hill tribe villages.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty. Take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with terraced rice fields and pass through remote hill tribe villages. You have three trekking options to choose from: Soft trek (~ 3 km), medium trek (~ 6km) and long trek (~ 12km). Trekking is an excellent way to explore the daily life and familiarize yourself with the cultures of the H’mong, Dzao and Dzay people who populate the region. Have lunch at a hill tribe village with homestay!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
Accommodation: on train (shared 4 soft berths cabin with A/C).

Day 5  Homestay-Sapa-Hanoi

After breakfast, say goodbye to the host family and walk to a nearby village where we board a bus to take us back to Sapa, relax and enjoy more Sapa and then onward to Hanoi by bus  for the night, great way to see beautiful and peaceful countryside on the way!

Meals:Breakfast .Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
After breakfast we drive 3 to 4 hours  to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Relax on Boat. Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.

Day 7: Halong – Hanoi – Hue.
Awake early and participate to relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby Titop  islands for great hiking up to top of mountain to enjoy great Panorama view of the Bay , to cool down , swimming on beautiful beach . Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations Bay as we navigate back to Halong City. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi for your in-country flight to Hue. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you and take you to your hotel.
Meals: Brunch.  Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 8: Hue City Tour.
Spend an entire day touring the Vietnam’s former ancient capital with Top Gear  tour with motorbike tour just relaxing  sitting on back side of Motorbike driver to enjoy peaceful Hue countryside with boat trip on Perfume river cruise  & visit  local market, conical hat and Incense Making villages, Tiger Arena, Romantic View hill  down to Perfume river, visiting  one of king tomb…ect. .  Having vegetarian  lunch served  by monk at local pagoda,  lots of activities with lot of fun . After lunch we visit to the Imperial Citadel, home to the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City – once the Emperor’s private residence. The Imperial City was created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Imperial Enclosure houses many palaces and temples within its walls. Then we visit oldest visit Thien Mu Pagoda after that we take  cruise on Perfume River to enjoy best Sunset of Hue.

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.
Day 9: Hue – Danang – Hoian.
After breakfast we drive to Hoian, stop over Lang Co beach, Pass over the 500m-high Hai Van pass and stop en route in Danang for a visit  handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain. Arrive in the sleepy riverside town, Hoian, in the late afternoon, check in at the hotel and then enjoy the rest of the evening free at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
Day 10: Hoian – My Son Holy Land.
Today you travel 40km outside of Hoian to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: My Son. Surrounded by the Cat’s Tooth Mountains, My Son Sanctuary is home to the ancient Cham ruins and is often referred to as Vietnam’s Angkor Wat. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king. On the way back, stop for a short visit to the Sa Huynh Champa Museum in Tra Kieu. Return to Hoian ancient town then enjoy a free afternoon for shopping, exploring or beachside relaxation.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.

Day 11 Hoian – Easy Rider Biking tour

After Breakfast we cycle from Hotel to Countryside in Hoian with local man, Visiting Vegetables Villages, Farming  as  Locals ,talking with people, continue biking tosee Buffalo and  Ridding on Water Buffalo,  visiting in Coconut Farm with  Round Bamboo Basket boat, lots of funnnn .After that we  keep cycling to take River Cruise back to Ancient town  at noon.

At 4pm Vietnamese  Cooking  Class  Including  visiting guiding food and vegetables at Market…then Learn to Cook Authentic Vietnamese Food  with Chef, enjoy having Dinner with delicious food that you have COOKED.

Free and easy in Ancient town, shopping…..

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.

Day 12: Hoian – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Have breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to take your  early flight to Vietnam’s biggest commercial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Upon arrival  you travel outside of Saigon to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or “American War” as it’s referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime.

Enjoy the rest of  Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant then set out on a guided city tour. In the afternoon you will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. the day at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 13: Saigon – Ben Tre  – Can Tho.
Today you leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before driving to the riverside town, visiting tropical fruit garden with Traditional Music, coconut candy factory Bee farm, rowing boat,…  lunch on one of the island with great local food.

PM: Take Motor Cart – Great Fun Fun. Your driver will meet you at Vinh Long pier and take you to the  centre of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho City, for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.
Day 14: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon.
Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motorized boat. Continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous fruit orchards and sample the fresh, exotic fruit. Then venture deeper into the country-side, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves as you observe the activities of the local people. Visit local family where you see how to make Noodle, Rice paper… Return to Can Tho  then drive back to Saigon.Enjoy to discover more Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 15: Saigon Departure.
Have breakfast at hotel then enjoy a free morning before driving to the airport to catch your departure flight home or enjoy your next travel!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

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