Vietnam Splendor

14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS
Holidays in World
INCLUDES
Accommodation with double sharing room with daily breakfast
Meals as mentioned in the program with local food. L-Lunch, D-Dinner
All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
Private transportation by vehicle with A/C
Boat trip as mentioned in the program
Cruise on non-private junk in Halong Bay
Round trip overnight train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi: Private cabin
Bottles of mineral water on tour (02 bottle/pax/day)
Local English speaking guide(s) in each place (different guide in different places).
Station guide on cruise in Halong Bay
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Visa Approval Letter to Vietnam and Visa stamping fee at the airport upon arrival
Meals not mentioned (lunches and dinners) in the program
Domestic and international flights and airport tax
Travel insurance
Holiday & festive surcharge
Early check-in and late check-out. Hotel/Room upgrade
Tip, drinks, personal expenses and any services not clearly mentioned in the program

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Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, our guide and private car will greet you and transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, we have an overall view of the capital by a cyclo visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). From here wandering on the narrow streets of the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of the local people. A nice room with roses and candle will be ready for your romantic and cozy stay at hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00

  • Overnight: Hanoi

2

Day 2: HANOI FULL DAY CITY (B)

Breakfast at hotel Morning transfer to Ba Dinh Square – the biggest square in Hanoi where all the biggest cultural, political events of the cities, especially demonstrations, take place. Start our visit at the Complex of Ho Chi Minh including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts, his fish pond and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Then, visit Hoa Lo prison, also known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton". Afternoon continue the trip to the Temple of Literature first which is considered as the first university of Vietnam. We then drive to visit the Museum of Ethnology. This is one of the largest Museums in Vietnam with 2 exhibition areas – inside and outside. Visiting this Museum will bring you the knowledge about the Ethnic groups in Vietnam and theircultures.Evening highlight will be the Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi

  • Overnight: Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. After that, we will drive to Halong via Dong Trieu ceramic town with stopover to enjoy paddy landscape and visit the ovens making ceramics in Dong Trieu. Go on to Halong, one of the earliest World Heritages Sited designated by UNESCO for Vietnam in 1994. Check-in our boat and enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood while the boat goes about unusual seascape with thousands picturesque rocks and islets, beaches and hollow islands. We can stop to visit some karsts grottoes or just go swimming, or stop at a beach and enjoy the sunset on the sea. (Lunch and dinner with local food on board). Overnight on the boat in Halong Bay.

Honeymoon set up will be prepared specially for your sweet honeymoon journey

Please note: Cruise program may vary depending on the cruise. You will have station English speaking guide on board!

  • Overnight: Stay on board
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: HALONG - HANOI (B/L) – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (NO GUIDE ESCORT ON TRAIN)

You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the “East Sea” by a point-oriented name “Eastern Sea”, so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Disembark and transfer direct back to Hanoi, arrival Hanoi about 16:30. Free at your leisure until transfer to Hanoi Railway Station to take the night train at 20:30 to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train (Private Cabin)

  • Overnight: Train (Private Cabin)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 5: LAO CAI – BAC HA MARKET – SAPA (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Arrive at Lao Cai Station at 06.00. Today is Sunday, nothing will be better than driving overland to a market of the hill tribal people, mainly from Flower Hmong ethnical group. After breakfast at a local restaurant, at around 7 o’clock we will drive toward Bac Ha, about 110km from Sapa. With a dozen of tribes living in the surroundings, including Flower Hmong, Chinese, Nhang, Dzao, Nung, Phu La, Thai and King (or Viet), the market is extremely exciting esp. in the early morning. The winding road to Bac Ha helps maintain the colours (in both literal and figurative sense) of the area. In Bac Ha market, we can meet hundreds of beautiful women from Flower Hmong tribe, who are famous for their wonderful craft and hand-made flowering clothes and textile fabrics, or intermingle with people from Black Hmong, Dzay, Dzao and other ethnic groups coming to the market not for purchasing stuffs, but for meeting and chatting – just once a week - like in a real cultural center. Afternoon, we can hike around or take our car heading to further hamlets in Ban Pho. Head to Sapa to spend the night.Overnight in Sapa

  • Overnight: Sapa
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 6: SAPA - CAT CAT, LAO CHAI, TA VAN VILLAGES – LAO CAI (B) – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (NO GUIDE ESCORT ON TRAIN)

Breakfast at hotel. Start today by hanging around with our guide to Sapa market, where we can meet the montagnards and admire their handicrafts made of wood, silver, or dyed and embroidered fabrics and clothes. Later, take a 2-km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of Hmong Ethic. Meeting and talking with locals to learn more about their daily life. Go on to Lao Chai (10km from Sapa) and walk thru 3km to Tavan with stops at the villages of the tribal people Hmong, Tay and Dzay en route. Back to Lao Cai Station later afternoon to take the night train from Lao Cai to Hanoi. Overnight on the train (Private Cabin)

  • Overnight: Train (Private Cabin)
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7: HANOI – HUE (B) – MORNING FLIGHT

Picked up at the train station in Hanoi and transfer to a mini hotel nearby. After breakfast and a short relax, we will go on to Noi Bai Airport for a short flight to Hue. Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. We will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum. Afternoon visit the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, which is renowned for its architecture and sublime forest setting. Then, proceed to the Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. Lastly, transfer to the wharf and get on a dragon boat for a trip on the beautiful and serene Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Perfume River. The pagoda features a seven successive tiers, each of which is dedicated to a human form taken by the Buddha. Overnight in Hue.

  • Overnight: Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 8: HUE – DA NANG – HOIAN HALF DAY TOUR (B)

After breakfast and check-out hotel, we will depart from Hue to Hoian by the Hai Van Pass (the “Ocean Cloudy Mountain Pass”) and enjoy the beauty of Lang Co Beach before reaching Hoian. Visit the Hoian ancient town of Hoian including the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls and Trading Houses, Pagodas, and the market located by Thu Bon river. Go shopping in Hoian famous handicraft shops. Overnight in Hoian.

  • Overnight: Hoian
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 9: HOIAN – TRA QUE VILLAGE – COOKING CLASS - BY BICYCLE (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. Our guide welcomes you at your hotel and starts to make a bicycle trip to the countryside of Hoi An Town. Riding on bike you can see the tranquil atmosphere of the countryside of Vietnam. Arrive at Tra Que Organic village, you have a walk through and visit the garden where local farmers work on their farm and use the traditional methods without having electrical machines support. Next, you are under the instruction of household; he will show you how to prepare and make the land, you fertilize green manure before growing vegetables. Watering the vegetables, which you have just grown, is the last activity in the procedure of planting them. After that, you pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for your cooking lesson later. You have about 20 minutes to relax by soaking your feet in Vietnamese herbs. This is one of the ways to refresh yourself after the hard time in garden. Then you can join with the family chef and learn the traditional ways in preparing and cooking local Vietnamese dishes. Have your lunch with the family after class. Afternoon back to your hotel and have rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Hoian.

  • Overnight: Hoian
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 10: HOIAN – DANANG - NHA TRANG FREE AND EASY (B) – MORNING FLIGHT

Breakfast at hotel Transfer to the airport for your flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival at the airport, welcomed by the local tour guide and transfer to the city center to check in hotel. Have the whole day at your leisure. Overnigh in Nha Trang

  • Overnight: Nha Trang
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 11: NHA TRANG FREE AND EASY (B)

Breakfast at hotel Have the whole day at your leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang.

  • Overnight: Nha Trang
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 12: NHA TRANG - SAIGON ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR (B)

Breakfast at hotel Transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival at the airport, welcomed by the local tour guide and transfer to the city center to check in hotel. Afternoon, we start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there. Overnight in Saigon.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 13: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Picked up at hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper,… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pogoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 14: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS – SHOPPING AFTERNOON IN SAIGON (B)

Morning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Return to Saigon and have rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Saigon.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 15: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free until check out time and transfer to the airport for the departure flight back to your sweet home.

Please note: Hotel Check-out time is around 12.00.

  • Meals: Breakfast
HOTELS
Flower Garden Hotel (Superior) - Hanoi
Oriental Train (Private VIP cabin) - Train
Chau Long Hotel (ROH room) - Sapa
Gray Line Cruise (Deluxe Sea View) - Halong Bay
Eldora Hotel Hue (Deluxe City View) - Hue
Hoi An Silk Village Resort (Deluxe) - Hoian
The Light Hotel & Resort (Superior) - Nha Trang
Aristo Saigon Hotel (Premier Deluxe) - Saigon
HOTELS
Sheraton Hanoi Hotel (Deluxe) - Hanoi
Chapa Express (Private VIP cabin) - Train Bay
Victoria Resort & Sapa (Superior) - Sapa
Pelican Cruise (Deluxe Sea View) - Halong Bay
Imperial Hue Hotel (Deluxe City View) - Hue
Palm Garden Resort (Superior) - Hoian
Intercontinental Nha Trang (Deluxe Ocean View) - Nha Trang
Eastin Grand (Deluxe) - Saigon
Land Package without airfare
(In USD, per person, based on double occupancy)
HOTELS Oct 2017 – Mar 2018
USD 2090 (Twin)

April – Sep 2018
USD 2026 (Twin)
HOTELS Oct 2017 – Mar 2018
USD 2886 (Twin)

April – Sep 2018
USD 2765 (Twin)
Domestic Airfare
(In USD, one way, per person, excluded in our tour package,
subject to change without prior notice)
Hanoi to Hue - USD 160
Danang to Nha Trang - USD 135
Nha Trang to Saigon - USD 135

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