17 Days / 16 Nights
Duration
3-star
Hotel
Ha Noi
Departure Place

Float on the sparkling emerald waters of Halong Bay on a traditional Vietnamese Junk. Glide past hidden islets, giant limestone karsts and colorful fishing villages, stopping only to gain insight into the lives of the local fishermen at Cua Van and to practice T’ai Chi in exquisite surroundings

Summary of Itinerary
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG
DAY 3: HALONG – HANOI
DAY 4: SAPA BY BUS – TREK TO CAT CAT VILLAGE
DAY 5: SAPA TREKKING – HANOI BY BUS
DAY 6: HANOI – DANANG BY SOFT SLEPPER TRAIN
DAY 7: HOI AN ANICIENT TOWN
DAY 8: HOI AN – MY SON HOLLYLAND
DAY 9: HOI AN COOKING CLASS
DAY 10: DANANG – SAIGON BY AIRPLANE
DAY 11: MEKONG 1 DAY
DAY 12: CU CHI HALF DAY
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH HALF DAY
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE – BUS PHNOMPENH
DAY 15: PHNOMPENH – SIEMRIEP BY PUBLIC BUS (without guide)
DAY 16: SIEM REAP- ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK Full day tuk tuk tour
DAY 17: SIEMRIEP DEPARTURE

INCLUSIONS:
• Transportation:
• Air ticket DaNang – Saigon, bus Saigon – Phnompenh, bus Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
• Train ticket Ha Noi – Da Nang (soft sleeper, 4 berth air condition cabin).
• All private airport, train station transfer.
• Accommodation: 14 nights Hotel, 1 night on cruise in Ha Long Bay, 1 night on train.
3* hotel:
• Ha Noi: Anise, Skylark, HM boutique, Angel Palace
• Ha Long Cruise: Aclass Legend
• Hoi An: Green Apple, Sunshine, Kiman
• Saigon: Signature, Ambassador, Blue Diamond

Meals inclusive in itinerary:
• Breakfast at hotel
• Lunch in daily group tour
• Dinner in Ha Long trip

Daily group tour follow itinerary (transport, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch):
• Mekong delta 1 day
• Cu Chi tunnel half day
• Ho Chi Minh city half day
• Hoi An cooking class
• Hoi An My Son holyland
• Ha Long Bay overnight on cruise
• Sapa 2 days 1 night trekking

EXCLUSIONS:
• Personal entertainment expenses.
• Personal costs: telephone fee, laundry, tip for tour guide.
• Meals out of tour (lunch and dinner at freetime).
• Round trip International airfare to Viet Nam.
• Viet Nam Invitation letter or visa.

Additional information

Type of roomsShared room, Single room
Day 1

HANOI ARRIVAL

On arrival Ha Noi capital, we will see at the airport have private transfer to center for check in hotel. You have free time for leisure.
Day 2

HANOI - HALONG (Meal: B, L, D)

8.00 – 08.20 approx – 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. – You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours. 12 – 12.30 noon approx – Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard. – Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind – Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef. – Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters. Afternoon – While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village. – Drop anchor. – Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. – Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, see at first-hand what life is like living on the water, we are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community. – Our cruise will take you to the Soi Sim natural beach for swimming and snorkeling, you can enjoy our interesting games such as football, basketball. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary – Back on board the cruise, we head towards the sleeping area. Early evening – Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar. – Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night. Accommodation and overnight on boat.
Day 3

HALONG - HANOI (Meal: B, L)

06:30 am – For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands. – Breakfast, coffee, tea served. After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave. – Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites 09:30 Am: We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served. 12 noon Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell. Transfer to minibus return to Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 4

SAPA BY BUS - TREK TO CAT CAT VILLAGE (Meal: B, L, D)

6:30 am : The bus pick you up at hotel, depart to LaoCai (no tour guide), on the highway running from Noi Bai – Lao Cai 245Km with less than 5 hours. You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road. 12:00 : Arrival Sapa, our tour guide wellcome you, we enjoy lunch at local restaurant then proceed to visit. 13:00PM: Trek to Cat Cat village. Exploring Cat Cat – a colonial French discovered area and a renowned resort to officials from the early twentieth century. Arriving to Cat Cat village, visitors will be visiting the Hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools. Then get back to Sapa hotel. Free at night to visit night market. Overnight in sapa.
Day 5

SAPA TREKKING - HANOI BY BUS (Meal: B, L)

8:00am: Started trekking journey about 4hours (10km) to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images big– small rocks, admire the Bridge which made by clouds, cross the Muong Hoa stream poetic. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Free time to visit or shopping souvenir 15:00: Bus take you back to Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6

HANOI - DANANG BY SOFT SLEPPER TRAIN (Meal: B)

After breakfast at hotel, you have relax time and discover an old quarter in Ha Noi. Check out hotel at 12:00pm, continue have free time until afternoon for transfer to train station. Train start at 19:30 to Danang. Overnight on train with sotf sleeper train (4 berth/cabin).
Day 7

HOI AN ANICIENT TOWN

11:25am arrive to Da nang train station, private car transfer to Hoi An town for half an hour. After check in Hoi An hotel, free to visit ancient town, Japanese bridge, lantern road, Thu Bon river, use the offer bicycle to the beach…Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8

My Son Luxury Tour (Meal: B, L)

8.00 – 8.30: our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son holy land – the world cultural heritage.

10.00: Arrive at My Son and we’ll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa’s traditional performances.

11.30: Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!

12.00: Back to  the van and have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea,  nice foods and fresh air.

13.30:  take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.

14.30: arrive at Hoi An, we will drop you at your hotel. Tour ends!

Day 9

HOI AN COOKING CLASS (Meal: B, L)

Meet our local tour guide at lobby hotel by bicycle or by car. Our guide, who also is the chef, takes you to visit Hoi An market to buy ingredients for the cooking class. You then to ride to Tra Que village (a short 15minute cycle away.) You will be welcomed with a special local soft drink – “É” water or local tea. After your welcome, take a short walk around the vegetable garden to see local farmers at work. Begin to learn how to cook local delicacies including: Banh xeo, “tam huu” spring roll, “Tra Que” spring roll… After your cooking class, enjoy the foods cooked by yourself. By bicycle we return back to the hotel. This ends the tour. Noted: Tra que farmer Tours is an option to be chosen if you do not want to join Cooking class Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10

DANANG - SAIGON BY AIRPLANE (Meal: B)

After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 11

MEKONG 1 DAY (Meal: B, L)

8.00am pick up at your hotel, depart to My Tho city, 1.5 hours drive. A smooth pass the rice fields to the beautiful rural. Start boat on the Tien River to islet. View the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, visit fruit garden, 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 coconut candy workshop, bee house, enjoy honey tea and take a picture with snake. The amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal – fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree.Having lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we will freetime for biking, walking. 3.00 Back Saigon. On the way, we will stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda. 5pm: get back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 12

CU CHI HALF DAY (Meal: B)

08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants. 13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City 14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13

HO CHI MINH HALF DAY (Meal: B)

Morning: We depart at 08.00 for visiting the folowing sightseeings inside HCMC : the Reunification palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, The Notre Dame cathedral, the General Post Office – French colonial structures, the War remnant Museum, and a lacquer workshop. Overnight in Saigon
Day 14

HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE - BUS PHNOMPENH (Meal: B, L)

After having breakfast at hotel, at7:30am Pick up at hotel and transfer to the bus for a bus trip to Phnompenh. Welcome to Phnom Penh! Arrive in Phnom Penh by bus, you will be met and greet by our friendly guide at bus station and transfer to check in hotel. Afternoon visit Royal Palace, the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda is the pagoda which in the Royal Palace campus, where have thousands of silver tiles on the floor of pagoda and have the biggest golden Buddha statue. Silver Pagoda is in the Royal Palace Compound made of 5000 silver tiles. Raung Damrei Museum. Visit Choeung Ek – Killing Field: now become the peaceful stretch of countryside where over 10,000 people were executed. The remains of some of them are stored in a memorial to remind people of the atrocities the Khmer Rouge inflicted on other Khmers. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 15

PHNOMPENH - SIEMRIEP BY PUBLIC BUS (without guide) (Meal: B, D)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, you will be transferred without guide to bus station (public bus – SIC) for departure from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, a gate way of Angkor Wat temple. Approximately, you will need to spend around 06 hours, which across 3 provinces: Kandal, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom. Have lunch with your own account On arrival in Siem Reap, our tour guide will pick you up from bus station to hotel for check in. Then you take a short 15km drive to Phnom Krom the large hill that looms closer, and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the on the Tonle Sap lake, the largest lake in South East Asia. You will see the traditional floating village of Chong Kneas and witness the residents going about their daily life – it is quite a sight seeing a whole bamboo village complete with homes, gas stations, schools, hair dressers, and even karaoke bars floating on a lake. On the way back to Siem Reap you will call in at Artisans d’Angkor, an interesting boutique workshop where you can observe young Cambodians learning traditional Khmer handicraft techniques, such as stone & wood carving, and lacquering & gilding – a great opportunity for last minute quality souvenirs. Dinner at local restaurant with our Apsara Traditional Dance Show. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 16

SIEM REAP- ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK Full day tuk tuk tour (Meal: B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. AM: Today you will get experience by Tuk Tuk to enter the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple and marvel the wonders of the eerie Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Elephants terrace and terrace of Leper King. Before lunch, visit Ta Prohm Temple unlike most of the other Angkor temples, the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterward, it’s the time for visit to Angkor Wat – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th – 13th century, its general view are five ancients towers’ figure that embroidered or printed to the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Flag now, Enjoy this temple till sunset over there. Then Return to the hotel. Have dinner with your own account Overnight in Siem Reap. Note: During the visit of the Bakan Tower of Angkor Wat Temple – Visitors are required to wear proper attire, covering shoulders and knees (no short, miniskirt or short trousers). – Visitors have to be in the queue and waiting to climb up the Bakan Tower of Angkor Wat – Children under twelve years old are not allowed to climb up this tower. It will be closed on the Buddhist Sabath Days, the Buddhist religious days (four days a month).
Day 17

SIEMRIEP DEPARTURE (Meal: B)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport or bus station (without guide) for your departure to next destination.

TOUR TARIFF

CLASS SHARED ROOM SINGLE ROOM SINGLE TRAVELER
3 STARS 1245 USD 1504 USD 1676 USD
Hoi An
Soi Sim island
Halong Bay
Tai Chi
Tai Chi
Amazing cave
Sapa
Sapa
Sapa
Sapa
Sapa
Sapa
Sapa
Japanese bridge
Sapa
My Son
My Son
Tra Que village
traditional South Vietnamese musical performance
make coconut candy
make coconut candy
coconut forest
rowing boat
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
Notre Dame Cathedral
Central Post Office
Central Post Office
War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum
phnom-penh
phnom-penh
luang-prabang
Angkor-Wat-Temple
Angkor-Thom-Temple
Angkor-Wat-Temple
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