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Vietnam Tours > Discovery Trips  >  Vietnam Explorer ( 21days/20 nights )

VIETNAM EXPLORER
21 days / 19 nights
Trip code: VNEX21



This is a fantastically varied trip - culture, beaches, local tribal villages, adventure, colorful market, labyrinth waterway ...The trip bring you to sight : Hanoi - Halong bay - Sapa - Bacha - Hue - Danang - Hoian - Nhatrang - Saigon - Mekong Delta - Cuchi Tunnels
 
Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi
Meet and greet upon arrival to airport. Transfer to our hotel. Free at leisure. Tonight we sample Vietnamese food at Hanoi many fine restaurant
(Diner included)
 
Day 2 :  Hanoi City tour
City tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature - First national university of Vietnam. Visit Museum of Ethnology and Cylo through the mazes of old quarter.
(Breakfast and lunch included)
 
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong bay
Drive to Halong bay. Boat trip to explore the stunning limestone back drops. We will visit cave and explore floating village. We are treated to a fresh seafood lunch and at leisure to take photos or have swim ( or jumps off boat). Tonight we stay at hotel in Halong bay city.
(Breakfast and lunch included)
 
Day 4 : Halong bay - Hanoi
Rising early to the sound of ocean coming to life for another lovely day. We breakfast embark on an exploration of beaches, limestone cave and beautiful Bai Tu Long area. We enjoy seafood lunch before our drive back to Hanoi. Tonight we board overnight train to Sapa.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 5 :
Hanoi - Sapa
Arrive at Lao Cai station. Transfer to Sapa. Check in hotel. Freshen up and enjoy the breakfast before we explore Sapa region. Visit HMong villages of Catcat and San Sa Ho Lao Cai. Three will ample opportunity to have pleasant encounters with friendly local people. Tonight we stay overnight at hotel in Sapa
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 6 :
Sapa Villages
AM: At leisure to enjoy the region
PM: Visit Lao Chai and Tavan villages home to H'mong, and Dzay minority people. This is the opportunity to take best photo you 've ever have as the villages perch on slopes of the hills in scenic valley. Tonight we stay the second night in Sapa.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7 :
Bacha Market
Morning drive up hill to BacHa area. We get into this weekend market after 3 hour drive. Bac Ha hosts a market each Saturday which is well worth our effort to make the trip. The market has an emphasis on livestock. Thousands of pigs, chickens, dogs, and horses are on sales. As few visitors get there so the fair retains much of its authenticity. Young local folks in their best Sunday busily engage in talks and exchanges news or enjoy their weekly party! You will mingle in colorful attire of Flower H'mong who come here one a week to buy or sell their produces. In the afternoon we have pleasant walk to Banpho village before our drive to Laocai station for overnight soft sleeper train to Hanoi.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8 :
Hanoi
Arrival in Hanoi early in the morning. Transfer to our hotel for shower and breakfast. Free at leisure to explore Hanoi. Tonight we sill enjoy water puppet show.
(Breakfast and lunch included)
 
Day 9 : Hue
Today we take the flight to Hue. This afternoon we explore Imperial Citadel and check out amazing Dong Ba market. Tonight we stay overnight at Hue
(Breakfast and lunch included)


Day 10 : Hue
Boat cruise on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang, Tu Duc. In the afternoon drive to visit the Thanh Toan bridge. The drive takes us through quaint local villages and scenic rice field. Over night at hotel in Hue.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 11 :
Hue - Hoian
Overland to Hue via Lang Co beach, Hai van pass and Marble Mountains. Visit to Cham Museum in Danang. Arrival to Hoian. Check in hotel. Free at leisure.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 12 :
Hoian
Full day to explore Hoi an ancient town.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 13 :
 Hoian
Free at leisure to do your own exploration. Whether it be a stroll about old quarter or a push bike rice through rice field to Cua Dai beach or have your clothes done at Hoian many silk shops. Hoian has it all. Over night at Hoi an hotel.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 14 :
Hoian - Nhatrang
Flight to Nhatrang. Transfer to our hotel in Nhatrang. Free at leisure. Over night at hotel in Nhatrang.
(Breakfast included)

Day 15 :
Nhatrang
Boat cruise to explore prime beaches and fishing villages. Opportunity to try on snorkeling or to relax on pristine beach. Overnight at hotel in Nhatrang.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 16 :
Nhatrang - Saigon
At leisure. Tonight we take overnight train to Saigon.
(Breakfast included)

Day 17 :
Saigon
Arrive in Saigon early in the morning we transfer to our hotel for a freshen up and breakfast. Balance of the day will be a city tour to visit Independence Palace and War crime Museum.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 18 :
Saigon - Mekong Delta
Drive through Mekong Delta to Caibe floating market where we board our private boat for a cruise along the mazes of bobbling laden bazaar. We will visit orchard farms and bonsai garden. Enjoy Mekong Delta style lunch in lush vegetation. Continue our way for another cruise to Vinh Long town where we are taken onto Cantho. Overnight at hotel in Cantho.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 19 :
Mekong Delta - Saigon
Morning excursion on endless waterway of Mighty Mekong river. Visit Phong Dien floating market. Lunch before our drive back to Saigon. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 20 :
Cuchi Tunnels - Caodai Temple
Full day excursion to visit Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Holy. Visit rice-paper making village and brick kiln factories.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 21 :
Depart
At leisure until the departure transfer to airport for your flight home.
(Breakfast included)

Trip includes

 All transfers/transportation by private car or bus as indicated in the itinerary
 Accommodation on twin share basis including daily breakfast
 English speaking guide
Meals as stated
Entrance fees
Private boat cruise in Halong bay, Perfume river, Nhatrang and in Mekong river
Domestic flight: Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Nhatrang
Domestic airport taxes


Trip excludes

International air fare and airport taxes
Visa and visa arrangement
Meals not indicated
Travel insurance ( mandatory )
Personal expenses such as bar bill, telephone, laundry
Tips and gratuities


Trip cost

Accommodation

Standard class:
Hong Ngoc hotel, Ngoc Mai, Mountain View hotel, Dong Da hotel, Cua Dai hotel, VienDong hotel, Hoabinh hotel, Bong Sen II

First Class:
Guoman hotel, Le Cop hotel, Chau Long Hotel, Hoa Hong hotel, Vinh Hung II hotel, Que Huong hotel, Tay Do hotel, Rex hotel

Deluxe Class:
Melia hotel, Heritage hotel, Halong I hotel, Victoria hotel, Huong Giang hotel, Hoian Hotel, Saigon Nhatrang hotel, Golf IV hotel, Majestic hotel

Luxury Hotel:
Sofitel Metropole, Halong Plaza hotel, Victoria Sapa hotel, Morin hotel, Victoria Hoian hotel, Ana Mandara resort, Victoria Cantho, Caravelle hotel


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