Day 1: Ho Chi Minh 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. 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.
Free time at leisure. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
Cu Chi TunnelsAlmost 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 3 : Ho ChiMinh – 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 Mekong Vietnam, Mekong Touratmosphere 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 4 : CanTho (Cai Rang Floating Market) – Ho Chi Minh and flight to Danang – HoiAn
In 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.. Have lunch at local restaurant (on own) before driving back to Ho Chi Minh City for your flight to Danang with Vietnam airlines.
Pick up and transfer to a Hoi An hotel.
Day 5: HoiAn Free Day
Hoi AnMeals: B
Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that noVietnam Toursmaker 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 Danang Beach.
Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 6: Hoi An Fishing & Farming Tour
Meals: B, L
This unique Hoi An tour provides you a truly experience about vietnamese daily life, help you to open the vietnamese culture window and understand more about the vietnamese rural culture. Today tour begins with a soft biking around the countryside of Hoian from your hotel with our guide ( 15' - 30' ). The biking takes you to Tra Que Vegetables Village, along the way you will stop and try a water buffalo riding in the middle of the rice paddy and take the photography. Arriving at Tra Que Vegetable Village, you will be welcomed by a farmer family, take the typical farmer's clothe and dress up as a farmer. Then get to the farming land near by with farming tools to practise all the different steps that a vegetable farmer usually does. Done the farming tour and continue on our biking tour along the narrow path to Cam Thanh village, stop at Bay Mau Water Palm forest, you will take a short walk around the small fishing hamlet along the river then board a Coracle - a typical rounded bamboo boat for fishing from local fishermen and enjoy a pleasant cruise along the small canal. Back to the hotel and free at leisure.
Day 7: Hoi An – Drive to Hue
Hue City TourAfter breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnific architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Upon arrival in Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City.
Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 8: Hue City Tour – Flight to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
Hue tourBeing the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of the past emperors, and with Orient style – those tombs almost located near the bank of Hue’s river – Perfume river. We first take the Dragon boat on Perfume river and visit Thien Mu Pagoda before driving to visit King Minh Mang or King Tu Duc’s tomb. Evening flight with Vietnam airlines to Hanoi.
Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Toursguide 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 9 : Hanoi – Train to Sapa (Lao Cai)
Meals: B, L
Hanoi without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Travel. Today, we enjoy a full day 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 (or Museum of Fine Arts, Army Museum, History Museum, Woman Museum, Hoa Lo Prison), 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. Enjoy a glass of "Bia Hoi - draught beer - included" at Ta Hien Street before we enjoy 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 10: Lao Cai – Visit Colorfull hilltribe market – Sapa
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, we pick you up at Lao Cai train station. This morning we have arranged a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast before driving 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, we drive to Sapa. Check in on arrival and free at leisure. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 11: Sapa – Lao Chai & Ta Van Village – Sapa
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.
After breakfast, 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, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours with the drive 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 Sapa.
Day 12: Sapa – Silver Waterfall & Heaven Gate – Ham Rong Mount – Train to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
Sapa tour packageThis morning, we drive to visit the Silver Waterfall - the most beautiful waterfall in Sapa then enjoy the great view and feeling at the "Heaven Gate" of Sapa - the highest point of Hoang Lien Son mountain range where you can see majestic Lai Chau valley and imposing Fanxipan mount. Back to Sapa for lunch.
In the afternoon, walk up Ham Rong mount for visiting beautiful orchid flowers, having a panorama view over Sapa town, mountains, rice fields, enjoying interesting traditional music and dance by the local girls and boys from the hilltribes. Back to your hotel and 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 tour with us and we look forward to your coming Vietnam Tours. With the sincere thanks, Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!
Overnight on the train.
Day 13: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Meals: L, D
Early pick up from the train station, this morning we have arranged a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 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 the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam Sea.
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.
Day 14: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Flight to Siem Reap
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 airport 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 15: 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 16: 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 restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit group of Grand Circuit, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Meborn & Pre Rup, the boat trip on the famous Tonle Sap lake. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 17: Siem Reap – Flight to Phu Quoc Island
Meals: B, L
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for d flight to Phu Quoc (VN1014 1255 1340). Met on arrival and transfer to your resort. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 18 & 19: Phu Quoc island Free Days
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 Vietnam Holiday. Days free at leisure.
Overnight in a Phu Quoc hotel.
Day 20: Phu Quoc Island – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City & Departure
Free time at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect with your international flight home. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tour. Goodbye and see you again!!!
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