NORTH TO SOUTH EXPLORE VIETNAM (Conjunction with Cambodia) (12 days/ 11 nights)
Transport: Airplane, Coach, Boat
Arrive Hanoi and Depart from Ho Chi Minh City or Vice Versa
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Day 01: Arrive to Ha Noi Arrive NoiBaiAirport.Transfer to hotel.Evening enjoy Water Puppet Show. All puppets are made of woods, moving on the water following the rhythm of live folk music.Fire crackers, smoke, fire and lights make it more picturesque. If you arrive late, we can move water puppet show to the next day or do it in HCMC. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02: Ha Noi - Sa Pa Morning visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his stilt house, Presidential palace, all in a complex call Ho Chi Minh Musuem (close on Monday and Friday morning), One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Ethnic Minority Museum.Afternoon city tour includes the Temple of Literature, NgocSonTemple and walking tour throught theOld Streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Transfer to railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai(Sapa) (daily). Overnight on train.
Day 03: SaPa Early morning arrive Lao Cai.Meet and transfer to Sa Pa.Check in hotel.Drive to Ylinhho to start the trekking tour to TarvanVillage, Lao Chai and Giang Ta Chai villages of Dao and H'Mong ethic minority and visit the Sapa market, where The Love Fair to be held every Saturday night.
Day 04: Sa Pa - Ha Noi Morning drive to Bac Ha.Visit Bac Ha Market, the biggest typical mountainous marketand surounding villages.Afternoon return to hotel.Transfer to railway station for overnight train to Hanoi. * There are different markets in different day of the week. The tour program will be subject to be changed according to the weather
Day 05:Ha Noi - Ha Long
Early morning arrive Hanoi. Visit Nghi Tam Flower market in the early morning to see all kinds of flowers come from the countryside and China for wholesale and transfer to the West Lake to see people doing taichi on the park around the lake. Start join group tour to Halong Bay.
Embark on cruise and join activities on board. Overnight on board. Afternoon enjoy the program on board with kayaking, swimming and have lunch and dinner on board.
Day 06:Ha Long- Ha Noi
Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the nicest cave in Halong Bay. Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
Day 07: Ha Noi - Ninh Binh - Ha Noi Day excursion to Ninh Binh, visit to Hoa Lu Citadel, the capital of Vietnam in 10thcentury of very short dynasty of Dinh and Le.Then take the boat to along the stream to visit the ThreeCaves (Tam Coc) with wonderful landscape of Red Riverdelta.Then climb up to the hill to visit Bich Dong Pagoda, one the the most oldest pagoda in the area.Have a panorama view of Red river delta fromt the top of the hill.Afternoon returnt o Hanoi.
Day 08: Ha Noi - Ho Chi Minh City Transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city.Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel.Afternoon city tour of Saigon include Reunification Hall, WarRemnantsMuseum, and Notre Dame Cathedral,bustling ChinaTown and Thien Hau Pagoda.
Day 09: Ho Chi Minh City Full day excursion to visit Cu Chi underground tunnels, which is legendary during American - Vietnam War. You will discover how Vietnamese guerillar lived and fought underground. Before continue to CaoDaiGreatTemple in Tay Ninh province to see the main ceremony of the day with colorful dressed monks.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Vinh Long - Can Tho (Mekong Delta)
Drive toCaiBeTown, 130 kms south-west HCMC with beautiful scenary enroute: rice paddy, water buffalow and farmers working in the field with one stop at MyTho for rest room or a drink then continue the trip to CaiBeTown where you will take the boat trip to see the floating market, local candy, rice paper-cake enterprise. Then we continue with the boat trip crossing the island through amazing canals, you can see how lovely the activities of the frmers in the Delta. You will also visit some farmers' families with orchad and bobsai gardens, enjoy tropical fruits at season. If time permitted, a visit to the brick and tile, terracotta enterprise could be recomendable. Your car is ready to head up to CanTho when you get to the quay at Vinh Long Town on the other side of the MekongRiver. You will have a chance to take one ferry before you can check in hotel in Can Tho City, the hub of the Mekong Delta.
Day 11:Can Tho - Chau Doc
Morning visit Cai Rang Floating market, a typical Market in the Mekong Delta, orchard garden.Today you will visit Cai Rang Floating Market, the most interesting floating market you ever have seen in Vietnam. Normally, the trip to the floating market should begin early in the morning. On the way back the boat will go through small canals that are so beautiful and peaceful. You-ll get back to the hotel after over 2 hours boat-trip.This afternoon you will have one more chance to take the zig-zag water-way net-work in the Delta.Continue to Chau Doc, the trip to Chaudoc is very interresting with sightseeing enroute. The further you get to the Delta the more authentic scenery will be. Chau Doc town of mix culture among Khmer, Cham, Chinese and Viet people. Check in hotel.
Day 12: Chau Doc -Phom Penh or Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the pier for express boat to Phnom Penh or return to Ho Chi Minh City.End of service
**Please contact us for update tour price when you would like to make reservation
+ Please note that tour price exclude peak season surcharge and subject to change according to hotel availability and fuel price.Tour price will be re-confirm again when the booking is made.
- Transfers & tours as per itinerary
- Hotels with breakfasts at hotel
- 2 nights on train without breakfast
- English speaking guide (stationed guide)
- Entrance fees and boat fees
- Train ticket HANOI-LAOCAI-HANOI (tourist train with air/con, 4 beds in 1 cabin) Sapaly, King Express
-Meals & drinks
- InternationalAirfare & DepartureAirport Tax
- Express boat to Phnom Penh (ticket $30USD/person