Vietnam – A Real Insight
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This tour is specially designed to bring you the unique experience ever: stay relaxingly and luxuriously – hands in very local activities.
Exactly like it has been said on the name, this tour offer you a wide range of local activities and daily life of Vietnam. You will have chance to sit on the local vehicle called “xich lo” (cyclo) to slowly observe surroundings, catch fish by your bare hands, pick ingredients to cook, farm like a real Vietnamese farmer, and many many more. There is nothing could be better when at the end of the day, you will return to your high standard rooms and completely relax and refresh your body.
Day 1 Hanoi – Arrival (no meal)
Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel, tour briefing then welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi - city - night train to Lao Cai (B, L, D)
Today we explore city’s outstanding tourist sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Single Pillar Pagoda, the West Lake, the Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, then a tour on ‘cyclo’ in through the Old Quarter. Enjoy Water puppet show before boarding night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train
Day 3 Lao Cai - Sapa (B, L)
Pick up in Lao Cai and transfer to Sapa. Breakfast then walk to Lao Chai village of Black Hmong people and Ta Van village of Day people. Return to SaPa, climb up to Ham Rong Mount for great view of the town and terraced rice paddies in deep valleys. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4 Sapa - Lao Cai - night train back Hanoi (B, Picnic L)
Visit to Silver Waterfall and “Heaven Gate, Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Fansipan then downhill trek through bamboo forest to visit Sin Chai village. Back to Sapa and on to Lao Cai for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train. Note: 4 hours of walking
Day 5 Hanoi – Cruise of Halong bay (B, L, D)
Pick up in Hanoi for local Pho (noodle soup). 3,5hours road- trip to Halong Bay, boarding and start cruising into the Bay. Vietnamese seafood lunch and dinner are served on Cruise. Overnight on Cruise.
Day 6 Halong bay - Hanoi - Flight to Danang - Hoi An (B, L, D)
Breakfast and continue cruising, last lunch will be served on the way back to wharf. Disembark and return to Hanoi airport for flight to Da Nang. Pick up on arrival and transfer to overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7 Tour of Hoi An ancient town (B, L)
Morning Free. Afternoon walking tour to Hoian’s narrow lanes and historic architecture, colorful shop-houses. Overnight in Hoian
Day 8 Hoi An - Danang – HCMC (B, D)
Free till late afternoon flight to Saigon in. Pick up an transfer to Hotel in Sai Gon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 9 HCMC 1/2 day (B, L)
Free morning. Afternoon taking ½ day city tour to The Reunification Palace; War Remnants Museum; Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office; then onto Cholon & Thien Hau Pagoda. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 10 Cu Chi tunnels 1/2 day (B)
Breakfast then take ½ day to visit Cuchi tunnels. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Saigon
Day 11 HCMC - My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B, L, D)
Leaving for My Tho, upon arrival taking 4 hours boat trip and rowing sampan to visit An Binh Island, short walk around villages; visit some local workshop, an ancient house. Lunch served at local garden restaurant. Boat trip to Vinh Long. Free and Overnight in Can Tho city.
Day 12 Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market – HCMC (B, L)
Early check-out, take a motor boat to visit Cai Rang – and to Ba Cong orchard garden to see the colorful local life. Back to overnight in Saigon
Day 13 HCMC – Departure (B)
Free time until transfer to airport for departure from Vietnam. End Tour
- Air-conditioned transportation and English speaking guide
- All entrance fees & permits/Meals as indicated in itinerary
- All accommodation on dedicated hotels category / 4 soft-bed cabin AC train
- Domestic flight fares: Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Ho Chi Minh
- Visa approval letter to Vietnam
- Any International Flight tickets
- Personal expenses
- Vietnam Visa stamp fee
- Tips and gratuities