Vietnam Classic Tour - 17 days from Hanoi - Best Price Guarantee!(17 days/ 16 nights)
Region: Trans-Vietnam
Itinerary: Ha Noi – Sapa - Halong Cruise – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta
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Update: 08/10/2017
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TOUR PRICE IN USD PER PERSON 

Hotel

02 pax

03 pax

04 pax

05 pax

06 pax

Sgl charge

3 star

$1,928

$1,658

$1,566

$1,498

$1,426

$608

4 star

$2,298

$2,028

$1,937

$1,868

$1,796

$949

5 star

$2,739

$2,468

$2,377

$2,308

$2,237

$1,309

DETAILED ITINERARY:


Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Meals included: None
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Vietnam is deserved to be a top country to travel in your lifetime which is famous for its peaceful country-sides, green rice paddy fields, rugged mountain ranges, exotic ethnic minorities, amazing white sandy beaches, spectacular bays, mysterious pagodas and significant historical sites. Travel to Vietnam with Vivutravel is a perfect idea and your Vietnam holiday packages will be memorable.

You will be welcomed upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport (Hanoi) by our experienced English speaking tour guide and driver before transferring to your hotel for check-in. (check-in time: 14:00)

If you have chance to stay in Hanoi at the weekend, it is worth to join the interesting night market near Hoan Kiem Lake, featured with walking streets, beautiful red lanterns, local street foods and Vietnamese styled souvenirs.

Overnight in Hanoi.

3 star hotel: Medallion Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Silk Path Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Melia Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe (ROH)

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc – Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast
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Depart your hotel this morning at 0800 for the 2-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam's first capital, Hoa Lu. Visit to the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers.

Continue to Tam Coc through stunning limestone karst valleys surrounded by picturesque fields and villages, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs. On arrival in Tam Coc have a Vietnamese lunch. After lunch, board your private sampan for a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields. After the boat trip, take a leisure walk through rice fields to visit picturesque Thai Vi temple or drive to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order before returning to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

3 star hotel: Medallion Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Silk Path Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Melia Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe (ROH)

Day 3: Hanoi city tour – Night train to Sapa
Meals included: Breakfast
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Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with a long background of history and culture. Besides historical destinations, Hanoi is well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, funny street vendors & special street food cuisine.

08:30 Pick up at your hotel and transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh complex with first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – a large memorial to the national hero - President Ho Chi Minh who led the country to independence and reunification. The Mausoleum is located at Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh President read the Declaration of Independence on 02nd Sep 1945 establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then take a short walk to the Presidential Palace & House on Stilt.  Near from Ho Chi Minh complex, One Pillar Pagoda – symbol of Vietnam with unique architecture of lotus flower is a must-see destination for all Vietnam tours. Our next stop will be the Temple of Literature which is the first university in Vietnam. It was constructed in 1070, first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam.

12:00 Take a break at a local restaurant for having lunch. Our tour guide will suggest you a best option based on your favorites.

13:30 Continue our Hanoi city tour to the Museum of Ethnology offering an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. It introduces Vietnamese traditional ways of life from religious events to the symbolic rituals as well as displays a variety of Vietnamese homes as full-scale replicas outside.End the day with a short cyclo ride around the old streets observing daily life of Hanoian, take exotic photos of Hanoi traffic and enjoy a fantastic water puppet show. In the evening, see off at Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa.

Overnight on train.

3 & 4 star train: King Express / Cabin type: Sharing cabin of 4 berths
5 star train: Victoria Express / Cabin type: Sharing superior cabin of 4 berths

Day 4: Sapa - Trung Chai - Ta Phin homestay
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Arrival at Lao Cai train station, clients will be welcome by our private local experienced English speaking tour guide and private transportation to Sapa.Today we have arranged a mini hotel for you taking shower and having breakfast before start the trekking tour.

9:00 Our local tour guide and driver transfer you 12 km along the road 4D to Trung Chai where you start your trekking tour today with several stops along the way for enjoying spectacular landscapes.

Trekking uphill along large trail for nearly an hour, then following a narrow trail winding its way on steep hill-sides along the western bank of the upstream part of Ngoi Dum River for 2 hours to an isolated hamlet of the Black H’mong people, explore these isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong, then lunch break. Continue trekking along the same trail for nearly 1,5 hours up and downhill towards Ta Phin Valley where you will meet Red Dzao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. Stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition.Have dinner and overnight in the village.

Accommodation: Ta Phin homestay

Day 5: Ta Phin - Ma Tra – Sapa
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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Breakfast we leave Ta Phin at 09.00 and take a walk through the Ta Phin for 2 hours through several hamlets of the H’mong scattering on hill-sides. Continue gradually uphill 1 hour to Ma Tra, another village of the H’mong and then trek through the Ma Tra Valley. This valley is close to Sapa Town but very quiet and the peoples here are still living their own way without influence of tourism. After lunch, the trail gets larger and gradually uphill through the Suoi Ho Valley featured with narrow terraced paddies and later pine plantation, fruit, vegetable & artichoke gardens. Picked up and short transfer back to Sapa

3 star hotel: Sunny Mountain Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: U Sapa Resort / Room type: Superior
5 star hotel: Victoria Sapa Resort / Room type: Superior

Day 6: Sapa colorful maret – Night train to Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast
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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. 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;

Market days:

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 tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

3 & 4 star train: King Express / Cabin type: Sharing cabin of 4 berths
5 star train: Victoria Express / Cabin type: Sharing superior cabin of 4 berths

Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Arrive at Hanoi railway station in the early morning, pick up and transfer to a mini-hotel for taking a short rest and having breakfast. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3.5 hour drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way, we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is Halong bay – the most famous World Heritage Site in Vietnam, famous for its beautiful seascape, thousands of spectacular islands and islets jutting out from the sea, amazing caves with marvelous stalagmites and stalactites in different sizes and shapes.

11:30 – 12:00 Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed on board our luxury junk and treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk gliding further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you'll have relaxing time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. During the cruise, we'll stop some times for visiting the amazing Sung Sot cave and the Ti Top white sand beach before anchoring for the night.

Overnight on board the junk in the wild of Halong Bay.

3 star cruise: Dragon’s Pearl - Indochina Junk / Cabin type: Deluxe
4 star cruise: Indochina Sails / Cabin type: Superior
5 star cruise Paradise Cruise / Cabin type: Deluxe

Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Street food tour (Optional)
Meals included: Breakfast
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It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour 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, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.

After breakfast, we'll take a little sampan to visit a secret lagoon of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up. After that our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck Islet... to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot. Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, pick up and drive back to Hanoi for overnight.

Optional tour – Book Hanoi street food tour: We first try Pho – Nice Noodle as its name has been known all over the world. Sit down, enjoy the taste of Pho, taste of life and get to know about the history of Vietnamese culture and cuisine... Next, we walk to explore everyday life of Hanoian and try some more different dishes.

3 star hotel: Medallion Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Silk Path Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Melia Hanoi Hotel / Room type: Deluxe (ROH)

Day 9: Hanoi – Flight to Hue – Royal Dinner
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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Free at leisure until we pick you up and transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue (operated by Vietnam Airlines) – the ancient capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty.

Upon your arrival at Phu Bai airport (Hue), pick up and transfer to the center where we will take a beautiful dragon boat trip along Perfume River and visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most popular attractions in Hue. It is located on the banks of poetic Perfume River with typical traditional architecture of Hue pagodas and famous for the event that buddhist monk from this temple, Thich Quang Duc, burn himself to death for anti-government protest in 1963.

The next stops will be King Ming Mang and King Khai Dinh tombs which are the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. In the evening, enjoy a special Royal Dinner which is prepared with live traditional music performances. Be a King & Queen in Royal Dinner with Royal long Dresses

Overnight in Hue.

3 star hotel: Romance Hotel / Room type: Deluxe City View
4 star hotel: Imperial Hotel / Room type: Deluxe City View
5 star hotel: La Residence Resort / Room type: Superior

Day 10: Hue city tour – Drive to Hoi An
Meals included: Breakfast
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After having breakfast, visit to the Imperial Citadel which will give you a better understanding of the beauty of Vietnamese Royal architecture and culture.

Then continue 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. On the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world and Marble Mountain - a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre.

Overnight in Hoi An.

3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View
5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Room type: Superior Sea View

Day 11: Hoi An biking tour
Meals included: Breakfast
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Spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridges...

This tour will take you on a visit to artisans making bricks according to age-old. You will discover how wooden river boats are made and learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw Hoi An sleeping mats. Try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats. You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitant of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits. At lunchtime you will be invited into a local home for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a mango tree, you will begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour.

Overnight in Hoi An.

3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View
5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Room type: Superior Sea View

Day 12: Hoi An free day
Meals included: Breakfast

Hoi An Ancient Town -the 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 heritage site.
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 Cua Dai Beach.

Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

1/Hoi An cooking class: Visit Hoi An’s colorful 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. 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.

2/ Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An: Visit to My Son Holy land in the morning, 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. In the afternoon, drive back to Hoi An 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.

3/Tra Que vegetable village tour: Take a beautiful bicycle ride from your hotel to Tra Que vegetable village. Upon your arrival, enjoy cold towels & welcome drink before starting your farming tour using Vietnamese traditional hat and farmer’s clothes and taking part in farming activities such as: picking up seaweed, digging, land boarding, making beds and watering. After farming tour, soak foot, relax by some herb in Tra Que vegetable garden and enjoy a light food. We will also visit to the rice paper making village where you will be introduced and learnt how to wash the rice, soak the rice and grind the rice by traditional methods. At the end of your trip, join an interesting cooking class.

3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View
5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Room type: Superior Sea View

Day 13: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh – Vespa tour (Optional)
Meals included: Breakast
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Free at leisure until we pick you up and transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city (operated by Vietnam Airlines) famous with modern office skyscrapers, Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street. Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Optional tour – Ho Chi Minh Vespa Tour: Experience as local people with a Vespa and escorted by a driver, visiting the city landmarks that give you a view of the city unlike anything on your Vietnam tour. Take a peek at the history, the streets and the sights that most visitors never even hear about or see. You will pass through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market and visit a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda, Saigon Opera House & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel.

3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View
5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Room type: Superior Sea View

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Cao Dai temple & Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals included: Breakfast
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After 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.

3 star hotel: Sunland Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Liberty Central Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Rex Hotel / Room type: West Wing – Premium

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta Bassac Cruise – Overnight on board
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.Tour near Tra On floating market. Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks. By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants.Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset. The crew serves dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river towards her anchorage point for the night. The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit.

Accommodation: Bassac cruise

Day 16: Mekong Delta – Disembark - Ho Chi Minh
Meals included: Breakfast
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06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.

The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.

Arrival near Cai Be, check-out and transfer to a rowing boat for a quiet visit through a small canal.

Rendez-vous with a local boat, which will take you to shore for a visit of Cai Be's handicraft.

End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30. Pick up and drive back to HCM.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh hotel.

3 star hotel: Sunland Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
4 star hotel: Liberty Central Hotel / Room type: Deluxe
5 star hotel: Rex Hotel / Room type: West Wing – Premium

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh departure
Meals included: Breakfast
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Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorable 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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