This Vietnam tour is created for the ones who love to learn
about Vietnamese Culture and the colture journey will take you to see
many interesting cultural, historical sites from North to South, from
mountains to rivers. This is just sample tour and we can always amend to
suit your wishes.
This "Vietnam Tour of Cultural Values" is just a suggested
itinerary and we can always customize it to suit your travel date,
type of travel, length of stay, budget... and activities.
Ha Noi – Sapa Tour – Halong Cruise – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
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varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel
ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote
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Tran Thien Trang
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Vivutravel, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday,
pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the
exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where
the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace
and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with
its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s
capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. After the rest, we
would like to show you of Hanoian daily life with one hour Cyclo
(trishaw) ride around the old streets, then stop at Thang Long Theatre
for one hour Water Puppets show-the unique art form of Vietnam
which tells you so interesting stories about Vietnamese history,
culture... Enjoy welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi full day visits – Night train to Sapa / Lao Cai
Meals: B, L
When you plan your travel to Vietnam, please do not skip Hanoi because Hanoi, without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Tours.
Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital
city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close
on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's
house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the
impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu
Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the
bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once
offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. This evening, we will transfer you to the train station to experience a Vietnam train ride to Lao Cai.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Hill Tribe villages
Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a
short transfer to Sapa (Vietnam's recommended tour). In the terraced
hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green
landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. It
is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and
shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into
jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market
where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority
people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their
silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, at about 9
am, we take the drive to the trekking point and trek down to Ma Tra
village of the Black H'Mong people, the beautiful walk through the
terraced rice filed and it is very interesting to experience the daily
life of the locals when you stop for visit to one of the families.
Picnic lunch on the way then we continue to Ta Phin village of the Red
Dao people. Explore the village then private bus back to Sapa. Free at
leisure and overnight in Sapa.
Day 4 : Sapa Tour: Lao Chai – Ta Van Village
Meals: B, L
Sapa - The Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides, Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours
by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and
the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the
imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice
fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and
life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at
leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in a Sapa hotel..
Day 5 : Sapa – Lao Cai & Train to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours
experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their
products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking
away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one
of the areas weekly markets;
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you
back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you
have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours.
Overnight on the train.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Cruise
Meals: B, L, D
Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arrange
a room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast before
driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours.
Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on
board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while
cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes
and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant
swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun
deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh
Overnight on board.
Day 7 : Halong Cruise – Hanoi – Hue
It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay
as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone
cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000
or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf
of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is
pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the
hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the
sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot
coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All
make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue with Vietnam airlines. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 8: Hue Tour
Meals: B, L
If you are interested in Vietnam history, Vietnam culture, Temples, Pagoda... then Hue is the must see city of your Vietnam trip. Because,
Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now,
there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical
vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for
all Vietnam Tours.
After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel
before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and
visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum
of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.
Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An
Meals: B, L
After breakfast, drive to Hoi An - highlight of any tour to Vietnam
- is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian
trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and
its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign,
that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. This scenic
drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over
the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the
Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in
the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi
An ancient town centre. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 10: Hoi An Cooking class
Meals: B, L
We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café
(98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 863210) – our meeting point.
Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds
and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact
with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used
in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes)
along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a
chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before
learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The
cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first
demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves.
Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving
(plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 metre swimming pool.
Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 11: Hoi An – My Son Tour – Hoi An
Meals: B, L
breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy land, once
the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia
for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of
Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and
culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries
dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Drive back to Hoi An, end of your today's beautiful Vietnam Tour with visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight with Vietnam airlines
to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our
private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for
check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of
commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its
pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of
the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.
In the afternoon, we will do the city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, visiting to Reunification Palace, Vietnam War Museum and the environment of Ben Thanh market. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
Almost everyone when traveling to Vietnam, has special interest in Cu Chi tunnels. This is the living place to learn about Vietnam and the Vietnam war.
Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to
visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we
visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200
kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long
struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
Today, we start our Vietnam travel with the interesting visit to Cai be floating market.
: Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for Cai Be by private ca, stop
to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice
fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be
floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other
commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages
to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long
through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper
Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and
crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the
green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature.
Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden
accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a
delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh
Long. Return to HCMC. Arrive back at your hotel at around 5pm
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until Vivutravel's private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam and with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!
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