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Day 1: Hanoi
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.
Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Train to Sapa / Lao Cai
Meals: B, L
Hanoi without a doubt a beautiful start 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.
Overnight on Train.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa Tour
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
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: Lao Cai – Sapa- Hill Tribe villages
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
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 Sap 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 Bay Cruise – 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 afternoon flight with Vietnam airlines to Hue. Pick up and transfer to the hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue.
Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 8: Hue Tour
Meals: B, L
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
breakfast, we drive to Hoi An Ancient Town - 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
Transfer to the airport for your flight with Vietnam airlines to
Ho Chi Minh city. Met upon your arrival and transfer to your hotel. In
the afternoon, we will do the city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly
Saigon, visiting to Reunification Palace, the Thien Hau pagoda and the
environment of Ben Thanh market. Tour ended at about 5 pm, we come back
to our hotel for two nights in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese
countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh
visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could
have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major
faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In
the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel
network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters 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. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be Floating Market – Can Tho
Meals: B, L
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 15: Can Tho (Cai Rang Floating Market) – Ho Chi Minh and Flight to Siem Reap
Meals: B, L
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 Ho Chi Minh for the flight to 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 Siem Reap.
Day 16: 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 17: Siem Reap – Petit Circuit – Grand Circuit
Meals: B, L
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 18: Siem Reap Departure
Free day at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your international flight home with sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam and Cambodia 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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