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Why you love this trip:

This AMAZING  Vietnam Panorama Trip is specially designed for those who love leisure and soft adventures with mót ò Vietnam highlights, try all kinds of local transportation: Biking, Motorbike, Train, and Kayaking …, with an in-depth discovery of the country for 21 days Starting from the South-Saigon/ HCMC, the most modern, check out the most dynamic city of Vietnam with the Iron Land of Cu Chi & Vinh Moc Tunnels in central, Floating life of Mekong, Vietnam War historical sites of DMZ, the 3 World culture heritage sites  Hoian, Hue & Halong Bay Then up to the North with a must-see Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay-the World Natural Heritage, Ninh Binh, Sapa, and 1000-year-old Hanoi capital where you will taste the best food in the country.

Starting city: Saigon  – HCMC (Vietnam) Departure city: Hanoi (Vietnam)

Highlights of the journey:

  • Dynamic bustling Saigon
  • Cu Chi and Vinh Moc Tunnels( less tourist known) discovery-Iron Land during War
  • Floating life of Mekong Delta with markets
  • Deep understanding of the Vietnam War in DMZ
  • Dong Hoi with Phong Nha and Paradise Caves
  • Ninh Binh is claimed as “Ha Long Bay on land” thanks to its magical riverine landscape, with sheer limestone mountains rising up from the paddies
  • Hoi An World Culture Heritage site
  • Hue Ancient Capital with Motorbike tour with highlights
  • Explore Vietnam’s extraordinary natural beauty and let the incredible views from Ba Na Hills
  • Danang, an ideal beach City
  • Hanoi Old Quarter Hustle and bustle-Real local life -Street food Tasting and Motorbike tour with highlights
  • Stunning Sapa with amazing terrace paddy fields and colorful culture of different ethnic groups at homestay experiences
  • Halong Bay Bay – Lan Ha Bay Natural World Heritage with overnight package cruise
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Full Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Saigon/ HCM: Xin Chao! - Half day city (D) Xin chao Vietnam!

Arriving in Saigon, meet your local tour guide and bus driver. Welcoming Meeting with overview briefing our adventures.  Arrive in the morning and enjoy an orientation tour on the bus through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel.

If Time permits or we can do the half day city tomorrow  

In the afternoon, we will visit the former Head Quarter of Saigon – The Independent Palace then tour to War Remnant Museum, walk to see Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market.  

Back to the hotel for fresh yourself and then drive out for welcome dinner. 

Ho Chi Minh City, a Modern dynamic, is the largest city in Vietnam and is informally referred to as Saigon. It is remarkable for the harmonious blending of traditional values with northern and western cultural features. Skyscrapers dot the city and everywhere are the signs of growing status cars, mobile phones, upscale cafés, fine dining, and trendy nightlife. And yet the city still retains a unique Vietnamese feel with the hustle and bustle of the local markets, incessant horns, and local vendors on every street corner.

Meals included: Welcome Dinner 

Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon/ HCM city

Day 2Cu Chi Tunnel A Half Day (B)

After breakfast, you travel outside of Saigon to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels  to Escape the bustle of the city to explore the rural scenery and the famous Cu Chi Tunnels in Southern Vietnam. Step in the shoes of a Viet Cong fighter, as you climb through an impressive 155-mile (250-km) long tunnel network, and visit a typical gun shooting area.

Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup at from your guide as you depart for Cu Chi. Along the way, watch as the frantic city scenery transitions to a

more peaceful, rural setting. Witness passing rice paddy farms, quaint roadside vendors, and increasingly lush greenery.

Once you arrive, begin with a tour the Cu Chi Tunnels, some of the most famous underground networks of pathways, hideouts, sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and Hoang Cam Stove. These narrow tunnels provide barely enough space for a single person to crawl their way through, though some are now wider to accommodate visitors. Also learn that the mere 10–13 feet (3–4 m) thick level of upper soil can support the bearing weight of a 55 ton (50 mT) tank and the explosive damage of bombs.

Following, watch an insightful film about the wartime experience before further exploring the tunnel’s trap doors and underground quarters. Then make a visit to huge bomb craters left from the war, the Garment-factory Ammunition and Souvenir Shops, and the Museum of Self-made Weapons. Get the exhilarating opportunity to fire a M-15, AK-47, and a carbine rifle at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range for a true wartime experience. 

 

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 3Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L)

Today we leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta-the biggest delta with Rice baskets in Vietnam.  

 A smooth pass from the rice fields to the beautiful rural. Start the boat on the Tien River to the islets. View the Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, visit the fruit garden, and enjoy the tropical fruit while folk music is performed

by the local people.

  • The cruise will lead to Ben Tre province, “the country of coconut”, visit a coconut candy workshop, and bee house, enjoy honey tea, and take a picture with a snake.

PM: Take a Motor Cart or Electronica Car– It’s great fun.

  • The amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal – fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut tree.

Afterward, your driver will meet you at Vinh Long pier and take us to the center of the Mekong Delta for the night in Can Tho City – A poetic city by the Hau River. Once there, you’ll have a free evening to do as you please.

 Meal: Breakfast, lunch Accommodation : Hotel in Can Tho

Day 4Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market -Saigon-Fly To Danang-Hoian(B)

Having breakfast, take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River. After, proceed to visit the Cai Răng floating market, which is the liveliest in the whole region. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Next, you will roam through the village, see fruit gardens and a rice noodle making shop. Then, head back  before

traveling back to Ho Chi Minh with unforgettable memories then catch short flight to Danang 

Meal: Breakfast Accommodation : Hotel in Hoian

Day 5Hoi An City tour and Countryside Easy Rider Bike Tour Day (B)

 

In the morning, we take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town centre, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge.. 

In the afternoon we dress up to be ready for the Easy Rider tour, we cycle from hotel to peaceful Countryside in Hoian with local men, visit vegetable villages, farm as locals, talk with people working on farm, continuing biking to see buffalo, local animals, duck farm…. then visiting the Coconut farm with round bamboo basket boat, lots of fun.  After that, we keep cycling further to the local area to see local houses, visiting local family, try local RICE WINE! , back to the ancient town.

You’ll have a free afternoon and evening to continue exploring on your own. 

Overnight in Hoian.

From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high-quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes.  

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 6Hoian River Cruise to Pottery Village- Hands on Cooking Class (B/D)

Morning:After breakfast, your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then travel 40km outside of Hoian to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: My Son Sanctuary Holy Land.

Once used to be the Holy land of  the Champa Kingdom and considered the foremost example of Hinduism , the temple complex has been ravaged by time and war. Enter the heritage site of the My Son Sanctuary to see the ruins of many temples used for religious ceremonies by the rulers of for ten centuries to worship Shiva Gods ,Visnu Gods … Discover this imperial city during the Cham dynasty and look at the ruins of the Cham people.

Over there, you will get to explore and understand the technique of the Cham people in making red bricks to build the ancient Cham towers. Explore this incredible landmark and admire the ancient architectural design. You can also get to enjoy traditional music performance by Talented Cham girls in their colorful costumes.

On the way back, stop to visit to the Sa Huynh Champa Culture Museum in Tra Kieu. Around noon, return to your hotel in Hoian Town.

Afternoon, you will take slow river cruise to view the ancient town  in another way along the

Thu Bon River would be tantamount to discovering a spot of wide culture. Here you can easily feel the bustling atmosphere of buyers and sellers trading at markets, but old villages are the manifestation of rustic beauty. As a result, the modern and idyllic features have become closely intertwined.

Right on this charming river, traditional products from Thanh Ha Pottery Village and wood carving (Kim Bông)Village are transferred through Hoi An Port to be introduced to worldwide friends

Cruise back to the Town then visiting the local Market with the Chef where you are going to choose the best ingredients that the local buy for their meals every day. Just buy some herbs or spice you like then going to the restaurant to do the hands on cooking the Traditional Vietnamese Food . We trust you do a good job to be the Master chef. Enjoy your food you have cooked.

Free and easy to explore the town. Let’s try to free the color paper lanterns to the River, make a WISH before ! 

Meal: Breakfast, dinner

 Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 7Hoi An -Marble Mountain -Danang – Bana Hill And Golden Bridge - Danang (B/L)

After the breakfast, get picked up directly at your hotel and make your way to the beautiful Ba Na Hills, a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountain region of central Vietnam where amazing weather like Sapa and Da lat

Along the way , you will visit Marble Mountain. Upon arrival to the mountain, you will climb up the stone stairs to visit the caves and pagodas whilst admiring the

beautiful panoramic views. Next, you will go to the Am Phu Cave, where you will discover eerie underground tunnels, an experience which will be accompanied by the echoing sound of bats’ wings. 

You will then go to visit the Linh Ung Pagoda. Built under the reign of King Minh Mang in the Nguyen Dynasty (the 19th century), legend has it a Buddhist statue drifted downstream to this area before becoming anchored at a sandy embankment.

Explore Vietnam’s extraordinary natural beauty and let the incredible views from Ba Na Hills take your breath away. Ascend the hill via one of the 10 most impressive cable car infrastructure systems worldwide (ranked by CNN), and see the giant hands of the amazing Golden Bridge (Cau Vang). Visitors who travel to Sun World Ba Na Hills are lavished with the changeable four seasons in a single day and a diverse set of festive, recreational activities and places of interests. Sun World Ba Na Hills is on its own a fascinating entertainment world in which grown-ups, children and young outdoor enthusiasts can figure out their fun in a single complex.

Free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver. The death race, Dinosaur Park…

Enjoy great international Buffet Lunch then take cable car down to the station. Take your car to your hotel in Danang.

Check in and enjoy your free time at the pool or beautiful beach 

Meal: Breakfast, lunch

 Accommodation : Hotel in Danang

Day 8Danang - Son Tra Peninsular -Hue (B,D)

Late morning pick up to visit Son Tra Peninsula (Monkey Mountain), visit the  Linh Ung Pagoda of Danang, with the highest Buddha statue, and admire the huge Buddha Statue which is the highest statue in Vietnam. You will be amazed at its cool climate there. Then leave Son Tra and travel along coastline street to enjoy beautiful beaches up close.

Then continue driving to Hue. The car will stop for you to visit some beautiful attraction such as:  Hai Van pass – is an approximately 21 km long mountain pass on National Route 1A in Vietnam. It is the natural border of Thua Thien-Hue Province and Danang City, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam.

Lang Co beach – With more than 10 km long white sand beach and blue sea water. Lang Co beach is an ideal place for relaxing, swimming and taking photos.

From Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach is beautiful like a landscape picture that tourists travelling between Da nang and Hue cannot help stopping to admire

Arrive in Hue , check in your room and wandering along the Perfume river to enjoy the great view , if the weather is good , you will have amazing Sunset over the bridge  

Meal: Breakfast,Dinner  Accommodation : Hotel in Hue

Day 9Hue City Tour Full Day with highlights and amazing Nunnery Lunch at pagoda (B/L)

Today we’ll spend an entire day touring Vietnam’s former ancient capital with the Top Gear Tour. 

A motorbike tour is experienced sitting on the backside of a Motorbike where you can enjoy the peaceful Hue countryside with its local markets, conical hats, incense-making villages, an old tiger arena, and a romantic view of the hills down to the Perfume River. We’ll also see the

Kings’ tombs, the Imperial Citadel, home to the Imperial City, and Forbidden Purple City.

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. Following that, we will visit the oldest, Thien Mu Pagoda before taking our bus back to the hotel for some much-needed relaxation

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch  Accommodation : Hotel in Hue

Day 10Hue To DMZ Tour – Khe Sanh Combat base -Vinh Moc Tunnels -Dong Hoi(B)

Today , you will learn more about the war how it happened , bit emotional but good to know!

7:00 a.m: Our driver and guide will collect you at the lobby of your hotel in Hue central and then transfer to Dong Ha Town. On the way, you will have chance to stop and visit :

Long Hung Church – a National Relic in the town of Quang Tri Vietnam – BA5453.

Quang Tri Ancient Citadel – is seen as an eye-witness of fierce battles during the antiAmerican resistance war in 1972.

Dakrong bridge: is midway along Highway 9, and is the starting point of Highway 15, one of the main braches of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. a graceful bridge between the immense sky, rivers, and mountains.

Khe Sanh Combat base: a United States Marine Corps outpost south of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) used during the Vietnam War.

Have lunch at local restaurant then we go to visit the original Vinh Moc Tunnels where you will explore the real network tunnels, go underground to see the life of war before, even connected the sea

Meal: Breakfast Accommodation : Hotel in Dong Hoi  , maybe stay at  ĐÔNG HÀ

Day 11Dong Hoi- Phong Nha Boat Trip-Paradise Cave – Overnight Train Ninh Binh (B)

After breakfast,we drive to Phong nha to take Boat cruise to amazing phong nha cave . Along the river , enjoy sightseeing  and taking the pictures through the limestone caves, so colorful stalactites and stalagmites  

After that we back to the town, drive to visit Paradise cave – climb up with steps to  the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha – Ke bang National Park’s core zone. You will be amazed by so beautiful cave like PARADISE on earth ! 

Meal: Breakfast  Accommodation :Overnight on train to Ninh Binh , this short train ride 

Leave Dong hoi 19:52 and arrive Ninh Binh 03:18

Day 12Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L)

Arrive in Ninh Binh at 03:18 am. Pick up and check in your hotel

Relax at  your hotel and  afternoon head to Tam Coc. There is a beautiful roadside scenery on the way. Tam Coc which means literally “three caves” (2.5 hour boat trip). With Halong bay on land ,  views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious caves, as well as countryside landscape like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really has it all. You will feel the fresh air and peaceful

moments, a very good opportunities for photo lovers, freezing the special moments and scenery.

Then we  pay a visit to Hoa Lu – the ancient Royal Capital of Vietnam, visit the two temples:

Temple of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times. Continue to Tam Coc and have lunch at a nice restaurant with many local delicacies. Then boarding a small sampan to visit  Tam Coc where you go along the river to 3 Caves with stunning scenery and view .

If time permits ,  you can do easy bking to the beautiful peaceful countryside for sightseeing to   visit Bich Dong pagoda nearby and climb up the mountain to have a wonderful perspective view of the Bich Dong .  

Back to the Hotel to relax

Meal: Breakfast, lunch Accommodation : Hotel in Tam Coc

Day 13Tam Coc -Hanoi- Hanoi City Tour By Motorbike -Overnight Train (B)

Have break at  the Hotel then check out ,take Limousine bus Shared  drive to Hanoi. Check in and we do  HANOI  CITY TOUR BY MOTORBIKE  

1pm you are picked up at the hotel ,the guide will tell you brief guidance of safe seating on the back of motorbike to explore the city :

  • LONG BIÊN BRIDGE – It was built from 1899 to 1902, At 1.68 kilometers (1.04 mi) in length, it was one of the longest bridges in Asia (at that time )
  • LOCAL MARKET/ BACKSTREET ROAD

BANANA ISLAND ( in the middle of the Red River ) where you have chance to see banana plantation, fruit farm, vegetable farm and visit floating village.

  • QUANG AN FLOWER MARKET- A wholesale flower market which is really busy

from 9 pm till 6 am the next day but it is still very colourful at day time

  • ½ ROUND OF WEST LAKE- The biggest lake in Hanoi with stunning view
  • TRAN QUOC PAGODA – the more than 1500-year-old pagoda, a symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism.
  • B52 LAKE – On the night of December 27, 1972 during the “Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the air” campaign, an American B-52 bomber was shot down by Vietnamese soldiers and part of it landed where it still remains today in Huu Tiep Lake in Ngoc Ha Ward, Ba Dinh District.
  • OUTSIDE HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM- to learn about his life and the structure of this construction.
  • HANOI TRAIN STREET – a new tourist site in Hanoi where has lots of cafes nearby the train track.
  • JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL: Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886. It is the oldest church in Hanoi.
  • HANOI OPERA HOUSE- One of the remains of French architectural construction left in Vietnam

Tour ends at the hotel in the Old Quarter., relaxing and free time till transfer to Train Station to catch overnight 

Meal: Breakfast

 Accommodation : : Overnight on the train (First Class with 4 soft berths A/C  shared Cabin)

Day 14Sapa – Cat Cat & Shin Chai (B)

Early arrive in Sapa. Refreshing at the hotel then have breakfast 

A walk down to the South-west of Sapa to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then go to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation : Hotel in Sapa

Day 15Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Homestay( B, L ,D)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before we set out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty.

Please pack what you need for trekking (light). We’ll take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with incredibly beautiful terraced rice fields then pass through remote hill tribe villages where we’ll stop to interact with them.

 

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 daily life and familiarise yourself with the cultures of the Hmong, Dzao, and Dzay people who populate the region.

Have a picnic lunch at a hill tribe village then keep hiking to our homestay family, Local home meal dinners with the family hosts are great unique experiences!

Special Information for Homestay: We will stay at H’mong Ethnic People Family’s house It’s basic and simple with great local real-life experience for tonight’s homestay is shared accommodation, our whole group shares together in a single big room in House on Stilts.

With provided separate beds with clean linen, blankets, and mosquito nets, each sleeps in one.

The homestay host also provides towers, hot water for showering, and Sandals.

Please bring your walking or trekking shoes, Sun scream Mosquito Spray… Take it easy, we embrace the Bizarre!

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay, great local experiences

Day 16Homestay-Sapa-Hanoi (B)

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, a great way to see the beautiful and peaceful countryside on the way!

We arrive back in Hanoi city in the afternoon and check in to the hotel. Enjoy a free evening in Hanoi’s colonial capital and explore until your heart’s content.

 

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 

Day 17Hanoi - Halong - Lan Ha Bay (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)

HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY-La Casta Cruise-5 Star  

7:45 – 8:15: Get picked up from your hotel , join in shuttle bus with other group .

8:15 ~ 11:30: Follow the newest highway connecting Hanoi and Hai Phong. 

Upon arrival at Station number 17 –

OVERNIGHT CRUISE PORT, Tuan Chau Maria, Ha Long passengers will be welcomed by receptionist at La Casta’s waiting lounge. 

11:30 – 12:00: After taking a rest, our high

speed tender will transfer you to the main boat (Around 25 minutes). 

Get onboard and warmly welcome from La Casta crew team with welcome drink.

After that, you will be given a short briefing about La Casta Cruise and safety guideline at our restaurant. 

Complete the check-in procedure and check-into our suite cabins.

13:00: Enjoy a lunch in the restaurant. La Casta Cruise start to depart for the voyage to discover the Lan Ha Bay.

15:45: Visit the Ba Trai Dao area and the natural lagoon of Lan Ha Bay – this area includes the beach breaths a romantic atmosphere and three smaller islets like three giant peaches on the sea. You can join with our activities such as: kayaking, swimming, sightseeing and explore the Ba Trai Dao area.

(In unfavorable weather conditions, to ensure the safety of our guest, this destination would be change into Dark and Bright cave- famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. You can join with our activities such as: kayaking, sightseeing on the   bamboo boat, … – This is the best time for you to enjoy bamboo boats or swimming which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the stunning limestone structure and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay).

17:30 – 18:30: Come back to our La Casta cruise and enjoy the pre-dinner sunset party with Happy Hour Promotion (buy 1 get 1 free with some kinds of drinks) at the bar while watching the view of the bay at sunset.

18:00: Join a cooking demonstration, our chef will guide you how to make some simple signature Vietnamese dishes.

19:30:  Enjoy special seafood and typical Vietnamese food on  the cruise.

21:00: Evening entertainment: Squid fishing, karaoke…

Overnight on the La Casta Cruise.

Day 18Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai Village(B,L,D)

6:15: Wake up early, join the Tai Chi session on sundeck area, enjoy the fresh atmosphere and watch the sunrise in Lan Ha Bay.

7:00 – 7:45: Have breakfast. Admit morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

8:00 – 8:30:Day boat to pick up guests at overnight cruise ships for a separate program of the 3 day 2 night tour.

8:30 – 9:30: Transfer to Day Boat and

sailing further on Lan Ha Bay toward Ba Trai Dao, Van Boi Area and Viet Hai village

9:40 – 10:30: Guests will be taken to Viet Hai village and discover the 100 years old with plenty of interesting things. Cycling around, take a deep breath of fragrance paddy field, trying fish massage or talking with gentle and charm local people.

10:30 – 12:00: Kayaking and exploring hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay, places that you can only reach by boat and you may make it only once in your whole life.

12:30 – 13:30: Return to Day Boat and enjoy lunch.   

14:00 – 15:00: Walking or swimming at the most beautiful beach of Lan Ha Bay – Ba Trai Dao or Van Boi Beach.   

15:00 – 16:30: Leisure time on Day Boat and return to the pickup places.

16:40 – 18:30: Come back to our La Casta cruise and enjoy the pre-dinner sunset party with Happy Hour Promotion (buy 1 get 1 free with some kinds of drinks) at the bar while watching the view of the bay at sunset.

18:00: Join a cooking demonstration, our chef will guide you how to make some simple signature Vietnamese dishes.

19:30:     Enjoy     special     seafood    and     typical     Vietnamese    food    on     the      cruise.

21:00: Evening entertainment: Squid fishing, karaoke… Overnight on the La Casta Cruise.

Day 19Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi (B,L,D)

6:15: Wake up early, join the Tai Chi session on sundeck area, enjoy the fresh atmosphere and watch the sunrise in Lan Ha Bay.

7:00 – 7:45: Have breakfast. Admit morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

 

08:00: Stroke the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets • Visit the famous Tra Bau, it’s time for freely kayak and explore the landscape, or swim…

09:00: Back to your cabin, relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin.

09:30: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay for room service. Complete check out procedure and enjoy your brunch at La Casta cruise.

10:30: Enjoy the brunch at restaurant.

11:30: Disembark at Tuan Chau harbor, we hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.

* Because of cruising conditions, the program may be changed slightly due to specific weather or tide conditions without prior notice to visitors. Wi-Fi is available although internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Ha Long.

Back to Hanoi around 3pm , Afterward, it’s onto the Hanoi Street Food Tour 

Hanoi Street Food Tour: Authentic Experiences!

Hanoi Street Food Tour will bring you insight into Hanoi culture with authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. We will walk through the small alleys of hustle and bustle in the Old Quarter and local markets. Here you will have the opportunity to taste the most famous and yummy food: Nem Ran – Hanoi Spring rolls, Rice Steam Cakes – Banh Cuon, Bun Cha – Pork Barbecue with fresh noodles, Banh My – Yummy Vietnamese Baguette, Salads. If you’re feeling adventurous, give the local Egg Coffee a try or drink Bia Hoi – A local draught beer. Travel like locals, eat like locals!

 And take overnight VIP Sleeping Train to Sapa  

Meal: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner (Street food )

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 

Day 20Hanoi -Bac Ninh Biking To Vietnam Originals (B,L)

At 8 AM you are welcomed at your hotel and take around an hour’s transfer by support vehicle out of the city to Bac Ninh

8:30-8:45 Stop at the bank of Duong River, get dressed up with biking equipment and a camera to be ready for a bike ride offers you views of fertile riverside farms and the daily life of the village’s rustic dotting green bamboo tree lines and fields of rice, flowers, and vegetables…

Give your hands to the farmers, if you like to help, try to be a real farmer to join them to plough the soil or seeding vegetables…and take a picture to save the memorable experience. Wave your hands to the farmers; keep cycling along the farm then stop to visit a local temple for a great view.

Enjoy the breath-breaking peaceful scenery of the countryside of the riverside, we stop to take pictures of river views then visit one of the oldest pagodas- But Thap, and understand more about Vietnamese Buddhism dating back to the 13th century. Admire the impressionistic Buddhist statue with a thousand arms and thousand eyes, meet friendly locals, take pictures of water buffaloes…

10:45-11:00 Cycling further through the Rice Field to Dau Fu Village where you learn about how to make Dau Phu from Soybean, really interesting manual labor to make Yummy Dau Phu for Vegetarian, is highly recommended by the local people to taste traditional  Vietnamese food.

Stop by the Kumquat garden, where thousands of kumquat trees are growing and breathing fresh air in the peaceful countryside for the lunar new year tradition.

11:45-12:00 We proceed to the dyke to visit the Ancestral Mausoleum Kinh Duong Vuong –the primitive Ancestor founder of Vietnam, Dragon and Fairy, from 2792  BC located on the bank of the River, wander around, and sightseeing, you can see many giant old trees.

12:30-13:00 We have yummy lunch with a local family in typical traditional wooden houses made from bricks with Tile roofs, you can try to cook if you want, fresh Rolls with fun.

Relax and walk around the village to visit how local people use colored papers to make artwork like Money, houses, shoes, and horses …to do ancestor worshipping on the anniversary days, so unique!

14:00-14:30 Next, we’re cycling to Dong Ho Folk painting-UNESCO Intangible World Heritage, you love painting, and you have a chance to be an artist to draw your own pictures!

Here is a unique Folk Painting which is used Gio Papers from nature to be printed on Wood blocks with special inks from natural leaves, and shells …the pictures are telling you about local life, festival, and animals, especially the Rat wedding ones …grab your own picture!

16:30-17:00 wandering more around to enjoy the peaceful scenery of the countryside, then we drive back to Hanoi. Or if you like to have peaceful overnight at the Village, do the homestay with the local family that would be an amazing real-life local experience.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 

Day 21Hanoi – Airport

After breakfast, you will have free time to visit Hanoi city. Then our driver will bring you to airport. End trip in Vietnam

Thank you for choosing Asia Vietnam Travel. We trust you have had a great holiday in Indochina. Hope to see you again!

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USEFUL INFORMATION

We offer both private customized tours and group tours JUST 1695$ USD per pax for Group of 10 pax up, You save 195$ USD , please contact us for more details or just leave us your information at: [email protected]!

For Summer promotion, we offer 10%!

TOUR INCLUDED:

  • Transport/ transfer as tour described
  • Private English-speaking guide as tour described
  • Great adventures of 2 Motorbike tours in Hue and Hanoi 
  • Hanoi Street Food tour 
  • 20 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, and 8 Dinners 
  • Biking Tour and Boat Cruise in Hoi An 
  • Cooking Class in Hoian 
  • Private cruise on My Tho and Cai Rang Floating Market 
  • Phong Nha Cave Boat Trip and Paradise Cave 
  • DMZ Tour, Vinh Moc, and Cu Chi Tunnels 
  • Round Cable Car tickets to Bana Hill and Golden Hand Buddha with international Buffet Lunch 
  • Shared first train and  VIP  sleeping  bus Hanoi – Sapa- Hanoi
  • Train ticket -Solf sleeper train Dong Hoi – Ninh Binh
  • Private car pick up and drop off airport
  • 2 nights on 5 Star Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Flight ticket Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang
  • Accommodation 3 & 4 Star 
  • Meals mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner),
  • Entrance fees

TOUR EXCLUDED:

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

ACCOMMODATIONS: DOUBLE/ TWIN ROOM

Notes: Please be aware that hotels, flights, and all other logistics, services, and days of travel are subject to availability and fare increases. We encourage early booking to ensure better service!

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Asia Vietnam Travel is a local expert in Vietnam and Indochina journeys. We provide customized private tours with standard accommodations from 3-star up to top luxury for your bet comfort.  Our mission is to bring clients the best quality holiday of a lifetime with unique ‘wow’ moments, real-life experiences, and stress-free holidays throughout Vietnam and Asia. 

Please contact our travel consultants for the full proposal and quotation. We are available 24/7 to assist you.

 

Service terms and Condition

Remarks

  • Guests should be healthy and in good physical condition
  • Weather condition may impose changes in the program or the cancellation of certain activities
  • Guests need to bring a copy of their passport, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thai visa page with stamp
  • AVT Travel reserves the right to adjust our prices if any changes of tax & gasoline increasing in All Destinations.
  • No any reservations are made yet.

Booking & Payment

  • Pre-payment 100% (after services confirmed before guests’ arrival 30 days in advance).
  • Deposit 30% (after services are reserved for guarantee the booking).
  • Payment can be made by Bank Draft or SWIFT transfer payable to our Bank A/C.
  • All Bank services charge will be borne by the payee.
  • If payment is by credit card, an additional 3 or 4% will be added on to our tariff rates. 
  • American Express / Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
  • Bank draft or cashier’s cheque to be mailed to or Bangkok head office address.

Company cheque or personal cheques are NOT acceptable.

Cancellations

Cancellations will be charged as follows:

  • More than 60 days before arrival: no cancellation charge
  • 14-60 days before arrival: 10% of the price
  • 5-13 days before arrival: 50% of the price
  • Less than 5 days before arrival: 100 % of the price

Cancellation of Extra Services

  • For additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with tour programmes, cancellations will be charged as follows:
  • More than 30 days prior to the service will be refunded in full
  • 15 – 30 days in advance: 50% of the price;
  • Less than 15 days in advance: 100% of the price. (Unless we can negotiate otherwise with the hotel)

Disclaimer

AVT acts as an intermediary between transportation and airline companies, hotels, tourist offices and all other contractors providing services for tourists. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political action and unrest must be borne by the clients. Programs and tours prices are based on the situation at the time of printing this proposal and could be subject to change due to local conditions.  Participation in our tour programs implies the client’s agreement to the above. We reserve the right to amend or alter any of the conditions herein without notice from time to time and at its sole discretion.  

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