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Discover the highlights of Vietnam

12/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 HanoiSapaHalong BayHueHoi AnHo Chi MinhMekongHo Chi Minh
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Vietnam - Our country which is located in in the East of Indochinese Peninsula is furthering its case as natural and cultural destination, not just a stopover to the beach. Trekking in Sapa Town to the ethnic villages Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai, Kayaking in the magnificent Halong Bay, Learning the history of Hue Old Citadel, Interacting with friendly local people in floating Mekong Delta will absolutely highlight your holiday in our beautiful country. And if you still fall in love with the beach, hop on the fresh air and stunning beaches in Hoi An in the Central of Vietnam, you will love the sunshine and the waves in the wonderful atmosphere of peaceful town.

Highlights

  Relaxing in scenic natural places: magnificent mountainous Sapa, Wonderful Halong Bay, peaceful Hoi An Ancient Town beaches

  Learning how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes: Banh Xeo, Coconut Candy, Rice paper…

  Watching the unique Water Puppet Show - a special folk art performance in Vietnam

  Immersing yourself in the nature with exciting activities: Trekking in Sapa, Kayaking in Halong Bay, Swimming in Hoi An

  Discover the Ancient Sites and learn about the rich history: Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Old Citadel

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome Dinner at... D
Day 2 Hanoi, Sapa Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology,... B, L
Day 3 Sapa Arrive in Sapa Town, Go trekking in Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai... B, L
Day 4 Sapa, Hanoi Take cable mountainous train to cable car station to go to Fansipan... B
Day 5 Hanoi, Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay... B, L, D
Day 6 Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Hue, Free time... B, L
Day 7 Hue Enjoy a boat trip on romantic Perfume River, visit Hue with Lady... B, L
Day 8 Hue, Hoi An Visit Thanh Tien Paper Lotus Village and drive to Hoi An B
Day 9 Hoi An Cycle around Hoi An towards to Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau... B, L
Day 10 Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh Free day in Hoi An, fly to Ho Chi Minh City B
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh, Mekong, Ho Chi Minh Explore Mekong Delta B, L
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh Transfer to airport for your flight back home B
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    Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome Dinner at local restaurant

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties. 

At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 

After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre and you will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will have a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Watching authentic Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Vietnamese Water Puppet Show is a traditional folk art which dates back several centuries. Watching the exceptional show with the puppet moving through water by the skillful puppeters will be a special way to discover the ancient art and the countryside stories in your holiday in Hanoi. The authentic Vietnamese Water Puppet Show will take you through Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture, a good insight to farming and historical legends with colorful animated puppet and rhythmic melody from traditional instruments.

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    Dinner

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    Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature and Take night train to Lao Cai

08.00 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up to start the Hanoi city tour 

You will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the president in Vietnamese's spirit forever. You will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda - one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature - The first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Next you will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow - speed tour will give you a great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. You will end the tour at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping, relax in Hanoi.

In the evening, about 08.30 PM, the guide will come to your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi train station for Lao Cai departure and spend whole night on train.

Traditional Cyclo Trip around the Old Quarter

To epxlore the Old Quarter in Hanoi, nothing can compare to a trip by the traditional cyclo. Traditional cyclo driver will transport you around the streets at a very leisurely pace whilst the busy traffic flows around you. Through the fascinating experience of rickshaws driving around the Old Quarter, you will experience the daily life of the local. It will be a very relaxing way to see the inner city and old quarter as well as travelling around the lake and french quarter. This slow - speed tour with extremely comfortable cyclo in good condition will give your great memory for you holiday to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital.

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Great time to exploring the rich history and culture of Capital Hanoi

Hanoi - a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties - a sedate capital with rich history and the unique architecture from East to West welcomes you. Ho Chi Minh complex with the Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, etc is one of the most important sites which will help you to learn more about history, arts and architecture. Don't miss the trip to Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam and you will have chance to learn more about the education and history of Vietnam. If you are interested in the rich culture of the minorities, how about visiting Museum of Ethnology. The lively exhibition, informative messages and many interesting stories of traditions and costume will give you a fascinating glimpse into  many ethnic groups. Your visit will surely be an ideal choice in the holiday in Vietnam to to calm down from the hustle and bustle Hanoi.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Arrive in Sapa Town, Go trekking in Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai Villages

05.30 AM: You arrive at Lao Cai station, the driver and guide will meet up and drive about 01 hours to Sapa Town.
08h30am: The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight. Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
Approx: 1-hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.
Then, you will be transfer back to your hotel. Free at your leisure.
Overnight in Sapa.

Trekking in magnificent scenery of Sapa

Get on the night train from Hanoi and welcome to Sapa –  a beautiful northern mountainous highland surrounding by magnificent nature and authentic ethnic minority lives. In Sapa, we will pass by magnificent nature scene and go trekking to remote villages where ethnic minorities live to understand their local real life & custom. The trekking route is pleasant and it is great to capture wonderful photos of fogs, rice terraces, beautiful scenery and daily residents’ life on the way. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Take cable mountainous train to cable car station to go to Fansipan Peak, Free to explore Town, Take night train back to Hanoi

9:00 AM: You will be picked up by your guide at your hotel in Sapa Town to walk to the mountain train station located in Hôtel de la Coupole - MGallery by Sofitel. Take the train with your guide to the Fansipan Cable Car Station and witness the breathtaking view of Hoang Lien Son mountain and be provided with the cable car tickets. After that, under the instruction of the staff at the cable car station, you will take the ride and visit the Fansipan Peak. While staying there, you will have the opportunities to take many photos with a fantastic panoramic view.
After 2-3 hours visiting Fansipan mountain, come back to the Fansipan Cable Car Station and take the mountainous train to Sapa town.  your guide will take you back to your hotel in Sapa Town.
Have lunch on your own and free to explore the town. 
At 05h30PM, your private driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby to transfer you to Lao Cai train station. The night train to Hanoi (air-con. berth). Stay overnight on train.


Cable car experience through Muong Hoa valley to Fansipan Peak

Amazing experience to conquer the top of Indochina – Fansipan Mount Peak in Sapa, by cable car, just have a seat tight in a cabin, within only 15 minutes, you will reach the top of Fansipan at 3,143m high. Recently opened for tourists, the cable route has welcomed thousands of visitors coming to Sapa to make their dream of conquering the highest Indochina peak to be real.In the past, Fansipan normally takes climbers two days to cross the challenging route to reach the top of Fansipan, but everyone can now touch what is also known as “Indochina’s Roof” within 15 minutes thanks to the Fansipan cable car system.Each cable car is capable of carrying 30 to 35 passengers, and the whole system can transport up to 2,000 travelers per hour. The system is resilient to extreme weather in the northern mountainous province that everyone, including children and the elderly, can now explore Fansipan’s peak.Measuring 6,282 meters, the Fansipan cable car has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest three-rope cable car route and the world’s biggest ascent between the departure and arrival, measuring at 1,410 meters. You will be watching the Muong Hoa valley in cloud and magnificent Hoang Lien Son range from above. After a 15-minute cable car, you continue to climb 300 stairs to reach the top of Fansipan grandeur. Let’s capture memorable moments on top of Vietnam.Once you step your foot into the Fansipan cable cabin, you will eager to contemplate the 3000 meter – underneath magnificent landscape: endless clouds, terraced fields of the local ethnic group, Muong Hoa green valley hidden behinds dangerous and sheer rocks of Hoang Lien Son mountain chain, etc. All that things would bring you a sensation of flying on a new land, which is very special and excited.

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    Breakfast

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    Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay overnight on cruise

05.30 - 06.00 AM: When arriving at the Hanoi Railway station, you will walk to the mini-hotel near the train station for a rest and breakfast.

08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands. 

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, we will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Experiencing kayaking in beautiful Halong Bay

When in Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, you should not miss the chance to join the outdoor activities to explore the beautiful nature in exciting experience. Kayaking - one of the most attractive choice, is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay.

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Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation

Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Halong bay is must for visitors when going to Vietnam. Speding time on your holiday to join to a cruise trip in the spectacular bay, you will  have chance to relax in the beautiful bay scenery with the excellent cruise accommodation. Moreover, when relaxing at your cabin or sitting on the upper deck; you can sight-seeing gladly, let all the worry and busy life go away while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Hue, Free time in Hue

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on cruise. 
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relaxsight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 
After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life. 

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi.

About 04.30 PM, you will arrrive at your hotel in the Old Quarter.

Our private car will wait for you at the hotel, transfer you directly to the airport for your flight to Hue. When arriving in Hue, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel by our tour guide and driver. Stay overnight in Hue.

Having a close look at the interesting life of floating villages in Halong Bay

When joining the cruise trip in Halong Bay - the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, visitors will have chance to visit the floating village by kayaking or being taken by bamboo boat trip on the water around the villages. You will have chance to get to the place where you could see the fish swimming beneath and also see the fishermen working and the local children playing happily around their floating houses. If you are interested in various cultures and different life style, it will be definitly worth a visit. 

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Visiting stunning caves in Halong Bay

Every visitors who come to Vietnam should never miss Halong Bay. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay will amaze you by not only the magnificet natural scenery but also by thousands remote islands and stunning cave. You will have chance to visit the fabulous limestone caves with mysterious stories which will beautifully highlight the rock formations. Sung Sot Cave (Surprise cave), Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave), Luon Cave, Tien Ong Cave... are ones of those most safe and beautiful caves that you may visit when in Halong Bay. There are rough stairs to climb, and the access is very easy for every visitors. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Enjoy a boat trip on romantic Perfume River, visit Hue with Lady Pagoda, the Emperor Tomb of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh as well as walk around the Ancient Citadel

08.30 AM: Our tour guide will wait for you at the hotel lobby to start the tour around Hue Old Citadel.

Starting the morning in the ancient land, you board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient royal tombs of emperors past, and visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop. Setting in the converge of rivers, and gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here you will take a drive to visit King Minh Mang tomb & King Khai Dinh tomb. Lunch at a local restaurant. 

This afternoon you will join a tour of Hue City including the Old Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City - an amazing historic landmark in Hue - a definite must-see sight to learn more about the history and architecture that visitor should not miss when travelling to that peaceful area.

After the tour you will be transfer back to your hotel. Free in the evening. Overnight in Hue.

Romantic Dragon Boat trip in Perfume River

When travelling through Central Vietnam, it will be a pleasant memory to take time to visit Hue, and one of the leisurely and photogenic ways to spend a sunny morning in Hue is by taking the boat trip on the Perfume River. Considered as a wide, slowly moving, brown ribbon bisecting the city, the river will bring you a closer look at local life along the river, a different perspective to the city, get a closer look at the local culture on countryside banks.

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Take a trip to Imperial Citadel, Royal Tombs and learn about royal history, culture and architecture

Whether it's the Royal Experience with Mysteric Tomb, Imperial Citadel and the ancient architecture, or the peaceful atmosphere in the streets, Hue City is one of the most appealing destinations for those who loves the beauty, poetry and romance. Surrounded by the historic sites, Hue will blow your mind with a wind of ancient stories. By recognizing the role history has played in our lives, we can go forward with more appreciation on the lives we live in.

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    Breakfast, Lunch