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16 DAYS VIETNAM ADVENTURE WITH DA LAT

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Start City  : HaNoi

End City    : Ho Chi Minh

Duration    : 16 days/ 15 nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

 You will Visit: Ha Noi , Sapa, Ha Long Bay ,Hoi An, Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh , Mekong in 16 days


 

TRAVEL OVERVIEW

 

Time

Destination

Activity

Meal

Day 1

 

Ha Noi

Ha Noi Arrival – Food Walking tour – Private tour - Overnight in Ha Noi .

 

Day 2

 

Ha Noi

Ha Noi City tour – Overnight in Ha Noi

B/L

Day 3

 

Sapa

 Ha No – Sapa – Cat Cat  – Overnight in Sapa

B/L/D

Day 4

 

Sapa

Sapa -– Fansipan Cable Car-  Fall of Love – Silverfall – Golden Bridge - Tram Tone –Ta Van – Overnight Hotel in Sapa

B/L/D

Day 5

 

Sapa/Ha Noi  

Sapa - Ma Tra - Ta Phin – Ban Ho – Limousine Van to Ha Noi– Overnight in Ha Noi

B/L/D

Day 6

 

Ninh Binh

Ha Noi – Bai Dinh – Trang An – Ninh Binh  – Overnight in Ninh Binh

B/L

Day 7

 

Ha Long Bay

 Ha Noi – Ha Long Cruise – Overnight on Cruise

B/L/D

Day 8

 

Hoi An

Halong Bay – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An – Overnight in Hoi An  

B/L

Day 9

 

Hoi An

  Hoi An – Countryside Tour and Cooking Class - Overnight in Hoi An .

B/L

Day 10

 

Da Lat

Hoi An – Marble Mountain – Bana Hill – Golden Bridge – Flight to Da Lat - Overnight in Da lat

B/L

Day 11

 

Da Lat

Dalat – City tour  – Overnight in Da Lat

B/L

Day 12

 

Ho Chi Minh

Da Lat – Fly to Ho chi Minh – Overnight  Ho Chi Minh

B/L

Day 13

 

Ho Chi Minh

 Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – City Tour – Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

B/L

Day 14

 

Can Tho

Ho Chi Minh- Mekong – Overnight in Can Tho

B/L

Day 15

 

Ho Chi Minh

 Can Tho – Ho Chi minh – Overnight in H o CHi Minh

B/L

Day 16

 

Departure

 Ho Chi Minh - Departure

B

 

 

TRAVEL ITINERARY

 

Day 1 - Ha Noi arrival – Food walking tour -- Overnight in Ha Noi (D)

 1130h - Arrival to Ha Noi airport the driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the famous old quarter area of Hanoi.

 Arrival to Ha Noi airport the driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the famous old quarter area of Hanoi.

 1800h - The guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on an interesting walking tour through the streets of the old quarter to visit some famous and specialized food stalls, local restaurants and shops. The places you will visit are every day family businesses where the local people eat or buy their food. You will be able to watch some of the food being prepared and get the opportunity to sample some of the dishes for dinner.

 Back to Ha Noi - Overnight in Ha Noi

  Day 2 - Ha noi - City tour – Water Puppet show - Overnight in Ha Noi (B/L)

 0800h - After the breakfast guide will meet you at your hotel & you will depart to visit: Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975 the complex contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum. Next stop is a visit to the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius,

Then you will visiting Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian. Stopover to visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple , Woman museum and Hoa Lo Prison which once known as “Hanoi Hilton”.

 You will pass by some main attractions: Hoan Kiem Lake, The Opera House, West Lake, Long Bien bridge.

 The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, is a bustling area of narrow streets home to literally thousands of small businesses and street vendors, selling a wide variety of goods. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ were related to the products being sold there. Hence you can walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street and you will enjoy exploring the area while riding in a traditional cyclo.

Next you will enjoying 30minutes water puppet show .

 Back to Ha Noi and overnight in Ha Noi.

 Day 3 - Ha Noi – Travel to Sapa – Cat Cat –  Overnight in Sapa (B/L/D)

07.00h – The car will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Sapa

 12.30h- Arrival to Sapa .

 After check and having lunches your guide will meet you and together you will walk to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) 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 next 6 km 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 Car to return to Sapa.

 Dinner and at the hotel and overnight in your hotel in Sapa.

 Day 4 - Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Ta Van - Fall of Love – Silverfall - Golden Bridge - Tram Tone – Overnight in Sapa (B/L/D)

 0600h - Arrive at Lao Cai train station and transfer to your hotel where you can relax and have breakfast.

 0800h -After breakfast, a morning shower and leaving your main luggage at the hotel, we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of the Hoang Lien mountain range and meet people of the Black H’mong tribes before Trekking through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River.

 We then cross the suspension bridge towards the Zay village, arriving at Ta Van

 We then board the bus back to Sapa for lunch .

 Next the guide you take you and trav travel to  Fall of Love , it is very wonderful waterfall with a height of about 100m, it is very reputed with name story of waterfall in love of couples. Silverfall  .  The waterfall is situated about 30 minutes from Sapa town, at which travelers witness the magnificence of mountainous area and forests at Hoang Lien National Park –

 We will pass to Tram Tone and Golden Bridge -Golden Stream valley. The trek offers some stunning views of the rice terraces, gardens and Fan Si Pan mountain range

 Back to your hotel and overnight in Sapa .

 Day 5 - Sapa - Ma Tra - Ta Phin – Ban Ho – Van to Ha Noi - Overnight in Ha Noi (B/L/D)

 Enjoy buffet breakfast at hotel at 0830h we will start trekking to  Ma  Tra village, the route known to travelers as it is really authentic with less tourist and still intact where you can find something original even though it is not much far from Sapa

 -Enjoy Picnic lunch or lunch at a local family

 -Trek to Ta Phin, Ban Ho village  where we have chance to learn about the life styles and the custom of the red Dzao minority. Enjoy landscapes…

.Back to your hotel and overnight in Sapa

 We then board the bus back to Sapa where you can take shower in the hotel and ready for travel to Ha Noi at 15.00h

 21.00h – Arrival to Ha Noi and overnight in Ha Noi

 Day 6 - Ha Noi – Bai Dinh – Trang An – Ninh Binh  – Overnight in Ninh Binh  (B/L)

0830h -  Get picked up by our tour guide and car then depart for Ninh Binh province (90 km south of Hanoi). You will stop on the way visit the local village and the stunning landscape
1030h – 1200h -  Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.
1230h - Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry,pork

1430h - Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers. Trang An is considered as HaLongontheland.

Then you will take the cicycle and ride though the village , rice field .

Overnight in Ninh Binh

Day 7 - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight in on cruise (B/L/D)

 After breakfast, we start driving to  Ha Long bay for 3.5 hours-we check in the boat at 12:00 and start our cruising around spectacular bay of thousand limestone.

Krasts sticking out of the water, passind by floating fishing villages and encounter many local fishermen and stopover at a cave for a little walk to enjoy its beauty.

overnight on traditional junk in Ha Long bay,floating villages , pearl farm in the sea

 Overnight on cruise

 Day 8 - Ha Long Hay –Overnight in Ha Noi  (B/L)

 Wake up early to join tai-chi class on the sundeck at the break of dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay.

 Breakfast is served with cookies and tea, café at dinning room of the junk.

Next  visit floating villages ,pearl farm in the sea

 brunch on the junk before disembark at 11:30

 1145h - Regal Cruise arrives in Tuan Chau Marina. Guests will relax at the private lounge, preparing luggage and transfer to the airport pick you up from your hotel to the airport for the flight to Da Nang at 1400h

 1525h - Arrival to Da Nang airport ,the driver will pick up and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An .

 Overnight in Hoi An

 Day 9 - Bicycle – Cooking Class Tra Que Village – Overnight in Hoi An (B/L)

 08.30h – Our guide and bicycles will be waiting for you at hotel. From there the adventure will take you across the river to Duy Vinh Commune – the village is famous for their sedge mattress weaving. There is the opportunity to call in at a local family for a closer look at their traditional weaving loom.

After a short break in the village, you will cross the river in a traditional boat and enjoy a gentle cruise along the river. You will see the many interesting sights of river life, including fishing hamlets, local boats and coco palm trees.

Driver to Tra Que and Enjoy welcome drink then stroll around the vegetable village with your Chef before joining the farmer to see and to practice the traditional farming methods in preparing, and fertilizing the land with organic source of fertilizer such as seaweeds, wild weeds, soybean or peanut residue after oil extraction, or cow dung. The following steps are raking the ground, sowing or transplanting vegetables, watering, and some other gardening activities. After farming experience, you will take a break then have relaxing foot massage which is a health treatment with traditional medicinal herbs before taking part in preparing and cooking some of the famous local dishes including “Banh Xeo”-Local Rice-Pancakes, Banana Flower Salad, Fresh Spring Rolls, and “Ram”-Local Fried Spring Rolls with the instruction of your local Chef. Enjoy your meal with dishes that made by yourself. After the meal, take a rest before driving back to your Hotel

 Overnight in Hoi An .

 Day 10 -  Hoi An- Da Nang – Ba Na Hill – Golden Bridge –Flight to Da Lat - Overnight in Da lat ( B/L)

 0800h : Pick up guests at the hotel in Hoi An and transfer to Ba Na Hills.

Arrive Ba Na Hills station and start the journey to mountain by cable car which is recognized as the World longest cable car and the biggest difference about the height between station 1 and station 2 by Guiness.

Start to visit some beautiful places: Debay wine-cellar, Linh Ung pagoda with the 27 metres Buddha statue, Loc Uyen garden and Quan Am Pavilion.

1145h : Have lunch in restaurant

After lunch tour guide will take you to natural Monkey garden and tourists will have chance to conquer The God Mountain at 1487 metres of altitude over sea level. This is the highest peak in central of Vietnam. Then, free time to enjoy games in Fantasy Park – The “Entertainment Paradise”, discover ghost , Golden Bridge

 Next the driver will transfer you to Da nang to Da Nang airport for the flight to Da Lat

 Arrival to Da Lat airport , the driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Da Lat.

 Overnight in Da lat

 Day 11 - Da Lat City – Countryside Tour - Overnight in Da Lat ( B/L)

 08:00h - Pick up at your hotel, then depart to the Northern Part of Dalat City.

 Our riders will take you close to the foot of Lang Bianmountain, where to enjoy the beautiful view of vegetable terraces and the endless green valley. About 30 minutes to go down the valley to see how Dalat’s Farmer working, also trekking up pine hill for break taking view and fresh air from the mountain.

 Heading to the South-West via Mangling village to Van Than Flower village, the beautiful and quiet road with colorful of rose, daisy flower plantation from both sides. Strolling in the Van Than village, visit flower farms in green house and see how people prepare for packaging flower before sending to the market.

 Descending down the Ta Nung Pass, take the full view of Nam Ban town from the nice view point of the mountain, strolling to visit the local K’Ho hill tribe village.

Stop to visit the coffee plantation, before visit the traditional rice wine distillery family, see how people making weasel coffee.

 The next stop is where to see how silk worm is growing and to visit the silk factory.

Then transfer to get to Elephant Waterfall, enjoy the full view of the falls and the rushing river. Access to the foot of the falls through the windy cave , just like natural shower in the tour that you can take.

 Visit the nearby LinhAn pagoda with giant Happy Buddha statue and the traditional hand weaving of local hill tribe before resting for local Vietnamese lunch.

 Back to Dalat city and stop to visit the cricket farm.

 The Crazy House is the last place to visit before get back to your hotel with safe and sound.

 Back to the hotel

 Overnight in Da Lat

 Day 12 - Da Lat - Fly to Ho Chi Minh - Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Food Bike Tour – Overnight in Ho Chi Minh  (B/L/D)

 The driver will pick you up from your hotel to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh .

 In the morning the driver will pick you up from your hotel to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh at

Arrival to Ho Chi Minh airport the driver will pick you up and transfer to Vietcong tunnels at Cu Chi. The incredible system of tunnels, covering nearly 250km, was shelter to over 16,000 communist guerillas during the American war. You will gain an insight into the tenacity of the soldiers and have the opportunity to go inside the tunnels.

 Return to your hotel in the afternoon

 18.00h – The guide will pick you up for the bike tour and visit SaiGon

Soak up the electric atmospheric of Ho Chi Minh City at night and tuck into the city’s famous street food on this 4.5-hour evening tour by motorbike. Hop on the back of your bike and whizz your way around the city’s markets, boulevards and backstreets, stopping at street food hotspots along the way. Learn about local cuisine and culinary traditions from your guide as you travel around town and fill up on delicious barbecue meats, noodles and vegetable dishes, including unique Vietnamese specialties and sweet desserts.

 Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh  – Ben Tre – Can Tho – Overnight in Can Tho  (B/L)

 0730h - Check out and transport will pick you up from your hotel and you will leave Ho Chi Minh city and start your scenic journey along the National Highway toward My Tho.

 On arrival at My Tho you will visit VinhTrang Pagoda. Built in 1849, the VinhTrang Pagoda is located in a large garden in My Tho City. The pagoda is a blend of Asian and European styles of architecture which together create the beautiful but simple features of the pagoda.

 Next you will take a leisurely boat ride on the river and view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages situated on the river bank. Continue on to Tortoise islet where lunch will be served in an orchard garden.

 After your delicious lunch, you will take a boat ride to An Khanh and enjoy relaxing on a hand-rowed sampan on the shaded waters while you travel along the natural canals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea while listening to "Southern Vietnamese folk music" performed by locals.

 Visit a small family business and taste their delicious coconut candy which is a specialty of the region & observe the local life style as you roam through fruit plantations and the surrounding area.

 Continue on to Can Tho and check into the hotel and enjoy some free time to visit the bustling Can Tho market.

 Overnight in Can Tho.

 Day 14 - Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market –Ho Chi Minh – Overnight in Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

 0530h-0600h - Driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you by bus to the wharf where you will board a motor boat for a leisurely trip through the tributaries of the lower Mekong to visit Cai Rang floating market.

 Cai Rang is one of the 3 biggest floating markets in the delta region and you will see hundreds of boats, packed with local mangoes, bananas, papaya and pineapple as well as many other items for sale. Then take a ride in the motorboat along small leafy creeks to a village where you can walk around and meet with the friendly locals. For the brave visitors, you can learn how to cross a Monkey bridge which is built by using bamboo and ropes.

 Free time until the driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Ho  Chi Minh.

 Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

 Day 15 - Ho Chi Minh –City Tour full day tour  – Food bike tour - Overnight in Ho Chi Minh  (B/L/D)

 0800h – The guide will pick you up and we will visit War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war). Continue ThienHau Temple (One of the most important pagodas in the city, this richly decorated temple is dedicated to ThienHau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she desires).  China town (Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets) and BinhTay market (This is the main marketplace in China Town, where a great deal of wholesale trading occurs. Experience the commotion of this integral part of the city's daily business). Then we have a lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon: We visit Reunification Hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things: formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms, war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level. This address today still holds many important functions in HCMC. We have guide who speaks your language (English speaking tour guide) to tell you important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side).

General Post Office (Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station).

 City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh City.    Constructed in the early 1900s, City Hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture).

Back to the hotel and Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

 18.00h – The guide will pick you up for the bike tour and visit SaiGon

Soak up the electric atmospheric of Ho Chi Minh City at night and tuck into the city’s famous street food on this 4.5-hour evening tour by motorbike. Hop on the back of your bike and whizz your way around the city’s markets, boulevards and backstreets, stopping at street food hotspots along the way. Learn about local cuisine and culinary traditions from your guide as you travel around town and fill up on delicious barbecue meats, noodles and vegetable dishes, including unique Vietnamese specialties and sweet desserts.

 Overnight in Ho Chi Minh .

 Day 16 - Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

 The driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the Ho Chi Minh  airport where you will board your  flight

 Travel the end

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 Includes:

Airport transfers

Twin share accommodation

Train

Kayaking on Ha Long Bay

Land transfers as per itinerary

Domestic flights

Entry tickets & permits

English speaking guide on day tours

Meals as per itinerary – B = Breakfast – L = Lunch – D = Dinner

 Excludes:

Flights not listed above, Drinks, Hotel mini bar items,Tips, Phone calls, travel visa’s, personal travel insurance, all other private expenses &any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control.

 Additional Information

 1)      Please check with your family doctor for medical advice before commencing the journey.

2)      Meals for customers with special dietary needs can be arranged but notice is required at time of booking.

3)      Please bring along a strong and comfortable pair of walking shoes, raincoat or small umbrella, jackets, small backpack, insect repellent and Sunscreen.

 

 

 

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