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South to north Vietnam vacation 14

Code   EPSNV14
Tour type   Package tour
Duration   14 days
Route   Ho Chi Minh city - Cu chi tunnel - Mekong delta - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong bay - Sapa
Description   A wonderful 14 days journey from the bustling Saigon city to the former capital Hue and the charming Hanoi

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh
On arrival you are picked up by tour guide and transfer to hotel. If time permit visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office
. Free at leisure shopping at  Ben Thanh market. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - Cuchi
After breakfast visit the famous
Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Back to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mytho
Drive to My Tho in the Mekong Delta region. Take short walk through a local market. Take a boat cruising along the mekong river. Visit local farming village. Enjoy a south region traditional music show - Cai luong. Back to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Danang

After breakfast visit Independence palace, War museum. After lunch depart for Danang. Arrive Danang and transfer to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

 

Day 5:  Hoi An - Hue

In the morning, a half day city tour in Hoi An ancient town, a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. Visit the Merchant house, the Japanese bridge, the community hall. After lunch transfer to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 6:  Hue - Hanoi

After breakfast visit the Imperial Citadel – first built by King Gia Long in 1805. Here you will visit Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, The Mieu Temple, and the Nine Dynastic Urns and Khai Dinh Tomb. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Tu Duc tomb. Overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

 

Day 7: Hue - Hanoi 

After breakfast transfer to Hue airport for flight to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi and check in hotel. Embark on a cyclo for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places and Enjoy a famous  Hanoi water puppets show before dinner. Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 8:  Hanoi - Halong

After breakfast depart for Halong city. Along the way we make a stop over at Hai Duong province to observe embroidery-making women at work. On arrival we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone Karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Visit the amazing Thien Cung and Dau Go grottoes. After a seafood lunch on board we return to Halong city. Free at leisure discover Halong city.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 9:  Halong - Hanoi

Enjoy sunrise in Halong city. Free at leisure until transfer back to Hanoi. Visit The lake of returning sword and Ngoc Son temple. . Transferring to train station for Lao Cai. Overnight in train cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

  

 

Day 10: Lao Cai - Sapa 
7h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. Have breakfast and shower in hotel before the trip starts. A 8-km on the rim of a deep valley, followed by 30-minutes walk take you to so-called rattan bridge & the ethnic Ta Van village which is dwelled by Dzao people followed by a walking visit to Cat Cat village. Lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

 

Day 11: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa
We start the trip after breakfast, heading up to
Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zdao tribe where you will have lunch. Amazing sceneries and beautiful waterfall are to be seen in the afternoon before going up to the main road where you will be picked up by motorbike/jeep. Ride back to Sapa and you might stop some times on the way to take photos of the fabulous valley of Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

Day 12: Sapa- Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Upon leaving Sapa we set off on our scenic drive through the border town of Lao Cai to the colourful Sunday Market at Bac Ha (we change route in other days). This market also attracts a wide variety of ethnic minority groups including the Variegated Hmong, Dao, Phu La, La Chi and Tay. They still retain their old age cultural traditions and are recognisably distinct from each other by their dress. The experience of this congregation is colorful and unique. After the market we enjoy a walk around the area, visiting the Hmong King’s former residence and Ban Pho where the villagers make the potent local maize alcohol. In the mid afternoon, you are transferred to Lao Cai train station for a night train journey to Hanoi. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

 

Day 13: Hanoi

Arrive Hanoi in the morning. Breakfast and relax. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. The complex also comprises the One Pillar pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. Continue with the Tran Quoc pagoda , the Temple of literature and the museum of ethnology. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals :  Breakfast, Lunch

  

Day 14: Hanoi - Departure

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Include

-         All transportations in program with air-conditioned vehicle

-         Accommodation: twin sharing room

-         Boat trips in Halong

-         Meals as indicated

-         Flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh – Danang, Hue - Hanoi

-         English or French or Chinese speaking guide

-         Entrance fees to indicated sights

Exclude 

-         Tips, drinks

-         Single room

-         Personal expenses

-         Insurance

-         International flights

-    Visa fee

Price Table (USD/pax)
No. of Guest Economic Standard Deluxe Luxury
Private 1 pax $2329 $2659 $3499 $3999
Private 2-3 pax $1399 $1539 $2099 $2369
Private 4-6 pax $1029 $1169 $1859 $2129
Private 7-10 pax $659 $1039 $1599 $1899
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