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Vietnam Tours > Discovery Trips >  Essential Vietnam ( 14 days/13nights )

ESSENTIAL VIETNAM
14 days / 13 nights
Trip code: ESVN14



Essential Vietnam bring you to sight major Vietnam attraction: Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Hoian - Nhatrang - Dalat - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta within 14 days.



Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi

Upon arrival to Hanoi airport you will be met and transferred to our hotel in Hanoi. Tonight there will be a welcome diner at Vietnamese restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
(Diner included)

Day 2 : Hanoi - Halong bay Junk cruise

Pick up from your  hotel in Hanoi at 0830 for a four-hour drive through the Red River     Delta to Ha Long City.  Arrive in Halong City we transfer to to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. While on board we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by a swim and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. When the sun come down we drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island.
12h30: Board Huong Hai Junk, check-in registration
13h00: Have lunch with welcome wine.
14h00: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay
15h00. Cruise amongst stunning limestone back drop and round over  Thien Cung cave , Dau Go cave,  Tuan Chau island,  visit Sungsot cave .
Optional swim at lovely beaches.  Afternoon tea with pastries on the sundeck or in the restaurant and drink  before dinner
Return the pier and disembark the boat Overnight on the Junk

(Breakfast lunch and diner included)

Day 3 : Halong bay cruise - Hanoi
Halong is breathtaking secluded bay with more than 3 thousand limestone islands created by pounding waves and wind. Boating amongst these sheer limestone backdrops is a lovely experience you 've ever had. After breakfast we transfer to the port for a 5 hour cruise around stunning Halong bay. Visit to limestone caves and white sandy beaches. While on boat we are treated to a fresh somptuous seafood lunch. There will be opportunity to take great photos or have jump off the boat. Visit more fish farms and floating villages before our drive back to Hanoi.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 4 : Hanoi - Hue
Enjoy the beauty of lovely Hanoi today. Where it be a stroll about the old quarter or a call to Hanoi's many fine gallaries,Hanoi has it all. This evening there will be a transfer to station for your overnight soft sleeper train to Hue. The train leaves at 7p.m
(Breakfast included)

Day 5 : Arrival Hue
Arriving to Hue is scheduled at 7am, you will be greeted and transferred to our hotel. After a freshen-up and breakfast we embark on a visit to Hue Citadel which contains great enclosure and forbidden purple city - a replica of Imperial City in Beijing. We continue our excursion to Thien Mu pagoda, overlooking Perfume river. A visit to splendid Tuduc royal tomb will complet our trip to Hue. Tonight we will enjoy Hue traditional specialties. Diner and overnight in Hue.
(Breakfast included)

Day 6 : Hue - Hoian

Morning boat trip to explore lovely Perfume river. Visit to Minh Mang royal tomb. We then continue our way to Hoian with ample stops en route at Langco beach for photo and refreshement. We continue our way over spectacular Haivan pass for a bird's eye view to Danang city and the ocean. We visit famous Cham museum in Danang and crafting village before reaching Hoian. Arrive to Hoian, check into our hotel. Diner and overnight in Hoian.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7 : Hoian
Whole day to explore charming little township of Hoian including old quarter, Japanese bridge and Thubon river. Walking amongst old streets and lane to visit old houses dating back to 300 year ago. There are many things to see and do in Hanoi, one thing we can be sure you never feel bored while being in this lovely town.
(Breakfast included)

Day 8 : Hoian - Flight to Nhatrang
Transfer from Hoian to Danang airport for flight to NhaTrang. Arrival transfer to our hotel in Nhatrang. Balance of the day will be at leisure to walk along famous Nhatrang beaches. Diner at local restaurant. Overnight in Nhatrang.
(Breakfast included)

Day 9 : Nhatrang
At 8:00am you will be pick up from our hotel in Nhatrang for a lovely boat cruise to visit fishing villages and offshore islands. There will opportunity to go for swimming, snorkerling to explore coral reefs of beautiful Mun island which is claimed to be amongst most beautiful area in the world. Lunch at local restaurant in the island. Overnight in Nhatrang
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 10 : Nhatrang - Dalat
After breakfast, we head out on a wild road to Dalat - visit Pokrongarai Cham Tower and enjoy the splendid view of NgoanMuc Pass. Visit Chicken village of C'ho minority people. Visit Prenn Water Fall, TuyenLam Pagoda and Dalat flower market. Diner and overnight in Dalat.
(Breakfast included)

Day 11 : Dalat - Saigon
After breakfast we visit Bao Dai palace, Crazy house and then contiue our way to Saigon. Visit Dambri water fall and LaNga floating village en route. Arrive Saigon in late afternoon after a lovely journey through evergreen vegetation of coffees, mulbery, rubber plantation. Diner and overnight in Saigon.
(Breakfast included)

Day 12 : Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta is southern most of Vietnam, this morning we drive through the Delta region to Caibe floating market. Boat trip to explore endless waterway and the market is fascinating experience. We visit bonsai and fruit garden. Lunch - Delta style is served in lush garden. Afternoon drive back to Saigon.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 13 : Saigon City tour - Cuchi Tunnels
AM: Visit Reunification Palace, and War Crime Museum. Visit China town and Thien Hau temple. Lunch served at local restaurant
PM: Drive to visit intriguing network of underground Cuchi - a system of more than 250 km long dug by guerrilla in the war. There are several function room - hospital, meeting room, store room ... A visit to Cuchi tunnels will get insight into history of Vietnamese people. Tonight there will be a farewell diner . Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
(Breakfast included)

Day 14 : Departure
Morning at leisure until the departure transfer to airport for your flight home.
(Breakfast included)
 

Trip includes
English speaking guide
 Accommodation on twin share basis including daily breakfast
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
Meals as indicated
Boat cruise in Halong bay, Perfume river, Nhatrang and in Mekong river
Domestic flight: Danang Nhatrang; Dalat - Saigon
Entrance fee to indicated sights
Domestic flight: Danang Nhatrang; Dalat - Saigon
Domestic airport taxes

Trip excludes
  Airfare and airport taxes
  Visa and visa arrangement
  Travel insurance
  Meals not stated
  Personal expenses
  Tips and gratuities


Trip cost

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Accommodation

1st class:
Hong Ngoc hotel, HoaHong hotel, VinhHung II hotel, Bongsen II hotel

Deluxe
Sofitel Metrople, Saigon Morin, Hoian Riverside, Majestic hotel


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