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Tour  > Vietnam Tour  >  Vietnam Country & People Tours  > Jewel of Vietnam 14day trip

14DAYS, JEWEL OF VIETNAM
Trip code:
VNCLJV14
Departure date: Wed, Friday, Sun

 

 

 

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Meet and greet upon your arrival in Hanoi. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR EVENING WATER PUPPET (B, L)
Sightseeing in Hanoi including visit to HCM  Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple. Afternoon visit to Museum of Ethnology followed by 1 hour cyclo ride through the mazes of old quarter. Tonight we will enjoy water puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 3: HANOI –MAICHAU ETHNIC MINORITY (B,L,D)
Breakfast and depart to Mai Chau. We drive on a very scenic  road and passing through spectacular routes to Maichau.  Arrival in PoomCoom village, we take a short walk around Thai village. Lunch will be served here on local house. Continue onto  Ma river. Boat cruise about 30 minutes, then we start our walk for 2 hours through beautiful villages, hill sides, magnificent rice paddies, water wheels… And one of the highlight on this walk is to experience the everyday life and culture white Thai people and stay in their traditional house on stilts as honoured guests. Diner and overnight  at their traditional Thai house on stilts.

DAY4:  MAICHAU VILLAGE – HOABINH – HANOI (B,L)
The daily life of the locals here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up and take part in their activities to experience their lovely colourful life. Breakfast at their house, then drive to Hoabinh. Boat trip on Da river to visit Muong minority villages. Lunch in Hoabinh  and return to  Hanoi in the afternoon. Visit silk weaving villages of Van Phuc. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 5: HANOI –THUNGNANG – HALONG BAY (B, L)
Pick up at your hotel and en route  to Ninhbinh. Scenic row boat ride through rice field and river and rice fields and imposing mountain and exploring Thung Nang valley. Lunch in Ninhbinh and continue through Red river Delta  to Halong bay. Overnight at hotel in Halong.

DAY 6: HALONG BAY CRUISES - HANOI (B, L)
After breakfast we embark on a wonderful exploration of Halong bay area. Visit  caves and explore prime beaches and floating villages. We are treated to fresh seafood lunch on board before our drive back to Hanoi. Visite ceramic village en route. Arrival Hanoi . Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 7: FLIGHT TO HUE REGIONAL TOURING AND CRUISE (B, L)
Transfer to airport for the early morning flight VN243, 0615/ 07:55  Hanoi - Hue. Upon arrival to Hue, we start our city tour to  visit  Citadel and  Imperial purple city, imposing Thien Mu pagoda and board the trip from here for a cruise on perfume river. Visit Tuduc royal tomb, and Ho Quyen coloseum. Overnight at hotel in Hue.

DAY 8: DRIVE TO DANANG, VISIT MARBLE MOUNTAIN AND CHAM MUSEUM (B ,L)
As we bid Hue farewell this morning we continue our south bound journey,. Today's destination is the old trading town of Hoi An. Along the way though we will stop at Lang Co beach for a refreshments. From here we continue onto Danang city where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed Non Nuoc Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Arriving in Hoi An we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring and relaxing. Ovenight in Hoian.

DAY 9: HOIAN TOURING (B, L)
Today there is plenty of time to discover what Hoi An has to offer. You can spend your time walking around exploring the many Chinese assembly halls and fascinating ancestral homes, some of which have been occupied  by the same family for fifteen genera ions. The town is also famous for its shops in particular its large number of tailors. If you wanted, you could have a whole new wardrobe made for you here! You might like to take a boat ride with one of the local women across the Thu Bon River. One thing is for sure - there is no shortage of things to do in this town! Overnight in Hoian.

DAY 10: FLIGH TO SAIGON,AFTERNOON TOURING (B, L)
Transfer to airport for the flight VN251, 0810/ 09:30 to HCM city. Arrival transfer to HCM city. Afternoon visit Independent Palace, War Crime museum, Thien Hau pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Reunification Palace, Jade Emperor Pagoda, visit Dan Sinh Market to see olf fashion stuffs. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

DAY 11: EXCURSION TO CUCHI TUNNELS & CAODAI TEMPLES (B, L)
Drive to visit the Cuchi Tunnels. At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s, let the Viet Minh and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural area. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers.  In places, it was several stories deep and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth, and going to school. The ground here is hard clay, which made this whole thing possible. But even so, the planning and construction was incredible.  People dug all this with hand tools, filling reed baskets and dumping the dirt into bomb craters.  They installed large vents so they could hear approaching helicopters, smaller vents for air and baffled vents to dissipate cooking smoke.  There were also hidden trap doors and gruesomely effective bamboo-stake booby traps. Today, the trees and bushes have grown back.  And since 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors. After Cuchi Tunnels tour, drive to visit Cao Dai Cathedral and witness the noon time messes. Return to HCM city. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 12: SAIGON – CRUISE MEKONG LECOCHINCHINE (B, L, D)  Thu
08.30am pick up from the hotel and depart to Mekong Delta.  
12.00 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink

  • Explore the lively Cai Be floating market. Cruising amongst the mazes of waterway to  visit the handicraft villages  and meet with local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.

  • Le Cochinchine sets sail  to Cantho via Cho LACH and TRAON.

  • Disembark Cho LACH village. Embark on  a  pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. En route to visit a cottage industry , a local farm  and sample seasonal fruits.

  •  Cruise to continue to Mang Thit  . Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the
    river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the
    aperitifs, sunset cruise .

  •  A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches . Dinner and nite on board in TRAON.

DAY 13: CRUISE MEKONG - SAIGON (B)

  • Rising up to the sound of River and Mekong Delta coming to life for another lovely day we enjoy the sunset.

  • After breakfast, we cruise along the cannels and visit a village on the bank of Co Chien or, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life of the local inhabitants, and their hospitality

  • Leisurely cruise up the  bassac river (Hau Giang river) while enjoying the beautiful scenery

  • Arriving Cantho, we explore the CaiRang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats ladden fruits barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Boat through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards,ship building yards, local markets in full swing.

  • 11h00 Check out and disembark the boat. Then we drive back to Saigon. At leisure.Overnight at hotel in Saigon.


DAY 14: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)
Leisure day until your departure flight. End of the trip.

 

TRIP INCLUDES:
ü Accommodation in shared twin rooms with air-condition and private bath room
ü All transportation and transfers
ü Meals as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
ü Tours with English speaking guide
ü Boat fees in Halong bay, Hue and Mekong ;LeCochinchine cruise.
ü Entrance fees, boat fees

 


TRIP EXCLUDES:
ü International airfare& airport taxes
ü Travel insurance
ü Visa and visa arrangement
ü Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and
ü Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking) ,
ü Personal expenses
ü Tips & gratuities

 

 

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