VIETNAM , FROM NORTH TO SOUTH . - 12 Days

Discover the spirit of Vietnam on a trip from north to south, taking in all the attractions in between. Experience Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and the renowned friendliness of the Vietnamese people, the undeniable charm of Hanoi.. Top it all off with an overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and you won’t ever want to leave. Explore Vietnam’s fast-paced Ho Chi Minh City, wander the ancient Vietnamese streets of Hoi An, experience the history-soaked monuments of Hue.

VIETNAM , FROM NORTH TO SOUTH

Discover the spirit of Vietnam on a trip from north to south, taking in all the attractions in between. Experience Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and the renowned friendliness of the Vietnamese people, the undeniable charm of Hanoi.. Top it all off with an overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and you won’t ever want to leave. Explore Vietnam’s fast-paced Ho Chi Minh City, wander the ancient Vietnamese streets of Hoi An, experience the history-soaked monuments of Hue.

VIETNAM 12 DAYS

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1:
Day 01: Ha Noi arrival

Welcome to Ha Noi Capital, meet your tour guide and driver at Noi Bai airport, car transfer to the city for check in hotel. Free at leisure time after a longtime flight. Overnight in Ha Noi.

 

3 hours
Dinner
2:
Day 02: Ha Noi – Ha Long Cruise (B/L/D)

7:45-8:15am: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.
12:30: Check in your cabin. Time to refresh.
13:00: Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay
14:00: Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha long
 
Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
15:30 visit the Titop Island – swimming Climbing upto the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
18:00: Enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck.
19:00 Dinner is served.
20:00 Socialize with other guests or just laze around
Night 2: Overnight on board

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3:
DAY3 : HANOI - HALONG

6:30 – 6:45 Do Tai Chi or a photo hunt
7:00 Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.
8:00 Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen who live there.
9:00 We board the cruise again .Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.
10:00 Join in the Cooking Class, teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served.
11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.
17:00 Arrival back at your hotel in Hanoi
Night 3: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4:
DAY4 : HANOI - SAPA

06:30 – 7.00: Pick up from the hotel, get on big bus and depart for Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
The tour guide will be waiting for you at Bus station. Then, please follow the guide to go to hotel
Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures
14.30: A short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak.
 
Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 3.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town.
18.15: Dinner will be served
Night 4: Overnight in hotel in Sapa town.
 

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5:
DAY5 : SAPA

Day 5: Sapa -Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Bus Back To Hanoi (B/L)
Bus
 
Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking
9.30: Trek from Sapa to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.
12.30: Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village
13.30: Heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.
14.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
Trekking distance is about 12 kms and it lasts for 4.5 hours
15.00-15:30: The tour guide will take you to the bus stop
21.00 – 21.30: Arrive in Ha Noi.
Trekking Length: 7 – 10 km/Duration: 4 hours
Night 5: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6:
 DAY 6 : Hanoi Free Day - Check Out Hotel 12:00 Noon– Night Train To Danang (B

Today, you will have free time to discover Hanoi old quarter , go shopping at your leisure time. 18.30p.m: Transfer to Hanoi train station to get overnight train to Da Nang. Check out time is 12.00pm
Night 6: Overnight on Train (4 soft sleeper berth sharing cabin with AC)

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7:
7 Danang Arrival - Transfer To Hotel In Hoi An

Arrive Danang station at around 11:00am, you will be picked up to hotel – wait for check in time- free and easy in the afternoon. Note: Check in time after 14:00
Night 7: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8:
Hoi An – My Son Holly Land

8:00am: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel.

8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.
9:30: Arriving in My Son – the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch, then get boat trip visit Thu Bon river, stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village.
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Boat station Recheck in your hotel in Hoi An.
Note: Lunch is served with traditional noodle (light lunch)
Night 8: Overnight in hotel in Hoi An

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9:
HOI AN - SAIGON

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive to Da Nang airport for short flight (1.15hrs) to Tan Son Nhat airport in Saigon. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you and then you have 1.5 hours journey to Cu Chi tunnel system located to northwest of Saigon. This tunnel system includes countless trap doors, entangled living areas, storage facilities and weapons factories, mini military hospitals, command centers and even kitchens. In this tour, you’ll not only explore the unbelievable facts of this underground tunnel system but also witness the hard but proud life of the Vietnamese soldiers in the past through the thrilling documentaries. With a feeling of surges, you seem not want to leave here for coming to Sai Gon. But the city’s beauty and a good lunch are waiting for you there. Upon arrival at the city central, enjoy lunch at the best local restaurant before driving to your hotel for check in. Take time for rest or stroll around some famous streets such as Dong Khoi, Nguyen Hue with the city’s main landmarks.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10:
DAY 10 : Sai Gon, start to explore Mekong Delta (Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho

Exploring Mekong Delta starts with a car transfer to Cai Be. After 1.5 hours driving, you arrive at Cai Be boat wharf where you start a motorized boat trip to visit the Cai Be floating market, a characteristic style of trading in Mekong Delta area. You also have opportunity to visit a local workshop that produces coconut candy, rice paper, rice crispy before crossing a big river to An Binh, a small island where you have lunch in a nice bonsai garden. You then can relax on a hammock for a short rest or take the bike for a short ride on village road. Next, the boat cruise will bring you to a pottery factory before you arrive to Vinh Long town where your driver is waiting for you then transfer you to your hotel in the downtown of Can Tho.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11:
Can Tho – Visit Cai Rang floating market and drive back to Sai Gon

You rise up early today for another cruise to visit the Cai Rang floating market. It is an opportunity to experience and understand precisely how important the Mekong River is for the Delta. Cai Rang is the main wholesale floating market near Can Tho, where hundreds of boats gather every morning. A piece of fruit or a vegetable hanged on a pole at the bow signifying what is for sale on each boat. Having explored the market, you continue your cruise to visit a fruit garden or a family’s rice pancake workshop. The cruise then ends at the other bank of the river, where your vehicle is waiting for your journey back to Saigon. You will have lunch on the way and arrive back to Saigon in late afternoon.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
12:
CITY TOUR IN HCM - TRANSFER TO AIRPORT - END TOUR

08:45AM Depart  to Giac Lam pagoda built in the 17th century and is one of the oldest temples in the city. Then visiting Chinatown, Cho Lon (Binh Tay) market, not only seeing the locals bartering, purchasing and selling merchandises at the market but also seeing a rich and diverse Chinese culture that is subtle yet distinctive from other parts of the city. Stopping at Thien Hau Lady temple that was built in the early 19th century dedicated to Thien Hau – Goddess of seafarers. Travelling along the Saigon Riverside to overview Nha Rong wharf where Ho Chi Minh President first left Vietnam in 1911. Returning back to TheSinhTourist office and having free time for lunch at own expense.
 
Afternoon: 
 
02:15PM Visiting War Remnants Museum – originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Afterward, continuing seeing the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.
Transfer to Tan son nhat Airport ,Finish 12 days / 11 nights culinary trip

Breakfast, Lunch

INCLUDE /EXCLUDE

TOUR INCLUDE :

  • Transport: Airport transfer, air con tourist bus or private transport and boat trips in Mekong delta.
  • Joining group cruise in Halong Bay.
  • English speaking tour guide in tour.
  • One water bottle per day.
  • Entrance fees and water puppet ticket.
  • Meal as the programs
  • Accommodation.

TOUR EXCLUDE COST

  • Tip.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gun shooting in Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Air ticket Saigon - Danang, Hue - Hanoi.
  • Other meals without mentioned in conclusion part.
  • E-visa to Vietnam