Romantic Indochina Tour explores rich culture, diverse & friendly
people, spectacular landscapes and beautiful beaches... of Vietnam and
a stunning country with easy going, friendly and relaxed people of
The tour activities: Sightseeing,
Culture & History, Minority, Leisure Activities & Entertainment,
Cruising, Cuisine, Shopping, Discovery, Beach...
The tour pace: The
pace of the tour is at the traveler's pace. At each destination, the
traveler will be guided by our local tour guide and independent time to
explore the place in their own way.
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5 stars which are central located, comfortable, safe, secure...Your
requested hotels or room types are welcomed, and we always advise you
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Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap
Siem Reap, one of the most exciting Indochina tours,
the home of the Temples of Angkor. Upon your arrival, our private
indochina tour guide and driver will welcome and transfer to your hotel
for check in (if room is available). Free at leisure and overnight in
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat
Meals: B, L
Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours.
In the morning: After breakfast, transfer to visit the South Gate of
Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper
King and Pimean Akas.
In the afternoon: Transfer to visit the famous temple of Cambodia,
Angkor Wat then continue to visit the Bakheng Hill temple with Sun Set
included from the top of this hill, back hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Petit Circuit – Grand Circuit
Meals: B, L
In the morning, visit group of Petit Circuit, Thommanon, Chau Say
Teveda, Ta Keo, Ta Promh, Banteay Kdei and Sras Sarng. Lunch at local
In the afternoon, visit group of Grand Circuit, Preah Khan, Neak
Pean, Ta Som, East Meborn & Pre Rup. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Hanoi
Free day at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ha Noi. Upon arrival, our private Indochina tours guide and driver will welcome your Indochina tours
to 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. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Train to Sapa
Meals: B, L
Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic city for your Indochina 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. In the evening
board the overnight train to Lao Cai near the Chinese border.
Day 6: Lao Cai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge
Meals: B, L, D
Arrive in the
early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short
transfer to Sapa. 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.
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. Continue to Topas Ecolodge. Have
breakfast upon arrival at Topas Ecolodge. The rest of the day is at
your leisure. Dinner and overnight at Topas Ecolodge.
Day 7: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa Trekking Tour
Meals: B, L
After breakfast, pick up by our private guide and driver and continue
our visit to Ban Ho village of the Tay people who live on the unique
house on stilts. It is here, we have coffee break while enjoy beautiful
view before trekking to explore Nam Toong, a remote village of the Red
Dao ethnic group, learn about their habits and custom... before taking
private car back to Sapa, free at leisure and Overnight in Sapa at
Voctoria Hotel & Spa.
Day 8: Sapa – Tour to Market – Lao Cai & Train to Hanoi
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 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Meals: B, L, D
Halong Cruise must be one of the most beautiful Indochina tours
for any visitors to Vietnam. Pick up from the train station, this
morning, we have already arranged 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 seafood.
Overnight on board.
Day 10: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue
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 and it is said that
your Indochina tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise.
This morning, let 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 makes your
Indochina 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 afternoon flight to Hue. Pick up
and transfer to you hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue. Overnight
Day 11: Hue City Tour
Meals: B, L
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 Hue
Day 12: Hue – Hoi An
Meals: B, L
After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in
the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle
has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful
destination and choice for all kinds of Vietnam Tours.
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 Hoi An.
Day 13: 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.
Visit 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 Hoi An.
Day 14: Hoi An
Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours
maker would skip, 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
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An
ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art
galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of
this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous
China Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 15: Hoi An – Da Nang – Saigon
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in
Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight 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. Pick up nad transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 16: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon
Meals: B, L
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.
Day 17: Saigon – Cai Be Floating Market – Cantho
Meals: B, L
Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice
producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine
deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast
network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes
plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and
no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival, we
will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages
and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An
Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon.
Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in
on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in a Can Tho hotel.
Day 18: Cantho (Cai Rang Floating Market) – Phu Quoc Island
the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating
market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of
any Vietnam Tours
where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities
of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will
roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles
making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of
Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Around noon, transfer to Can Tho
airport for the short flight to Phu Quoc. Met on arrival and transfer
to your resort. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 19 & 20: Phu Quoc island
Quoc - One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu
Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches,
the water a thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets,
thunderclouds heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular
over the gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Indochina tours. Days free at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 21: Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina holiday until
we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and
connect with your international flight home with the sincere thanks for
traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Indochina tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Indochina tours, goodbye and see you again!!!
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