DIVERSIFIED VIETNAM TOUR 21D20N - VNT- PA08

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Diversified Vietnam Tour in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Train to Sapa
Day 3: Ethnic Market – Sapa
Day 4: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 5: Sapa – Train to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Cruise
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc
Day 8: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc – Train to Dong Hoi
Day 9: Dong Hoi – Hue
Day 10: Hue – Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
Day 12: Hoi An Free Day
Day 13: Hoi An – Quy Nhon
Day 14: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang
Day 15: Nha Trang
Day 16: Nha Trang – Da Lat
Day 17: Da Lat Tour
Day 18: Da Lat – Flight to Ho Chi Minh
Day 19: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Day 20: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong (Can Tho)
Day 21: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh
Day 22: Ho Chi Minh Departure
This is the most wonderful Vietnam tour that designed to experience the whole country from North to South including ethnic villages in Sapa, cultural and historic sites in the cities a long the coast, natural heritages in Halong Bay and Phong Nha, beautiful beaches in Hoi An, Quy Nhon and Nha Trang, floating markets in Mekong Delta…All of these make “Diversified Vietnam Tour” a holiday of a lifetime! This “Diversified Vietnam Tour” is just a suggested itinerary and we can always customize it to suit your travel date, type of travel, length of stay, budget… and activities.

Day 1: ARRIVAL HANOI

Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
 

Day 2: HANOI – TRAIN TO SAPA / LAO CAI (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.
 
Overnight on Train.
 

Day 3: LAO CAI – MARKET TOUR – SAPA (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, pick up from the train station and 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, drive to Sapa. Check in on arrival and overnight in Sapa.
 

Day 4: SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE – SAPA (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 (B)

 
Free day at leisure for your own visit. At 17.00, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
 

Day 6: HANOI – HALONG BAY CRUISE (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.
 
11:30: Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
 
12:15: Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
 
13:00: Lunch – deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
 
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
 
14.30: Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
 
15.15: Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination – the Bat Cave area.
 
16.15: Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
 
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
 
18:30: Arrive at Luon Bo area – anchor for overnight.
 

Day 7: HA LONG CRUISE – NINH BINH (B, BRUNCH)

6:45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
 
7:00: Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
 
8:00: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
 
9:00: Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
 
9:30: Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
 
10:00: Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
 
10:45: Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
 
11:00: Transfer by tender to the pier. Pick up by our guide and driver then transfer to Ninh Binh, visit the Tran temples and Pho Minh pagoda on the way.
 
Overnight in a Ninh Binh hotel
 

Day 8: HOA LU & TAM COC – TRAIN TO DONG HOI (QUANG BINH) (B, L)

We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.
 
We then move on to Tam Coc – Poetically penned ‘Halong Bay on the rice paddies’, the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery. While Halong Bay has rugged rock formations jutting out of the sea, here they soar skywards from a sea of green. After a three hour boat trip along the Boi River, we do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave.
 
This evening, we drive to Nam Dinh for the night train to Quang Binh. Overnight on train.
 

Day 9: QUANG BINH – HUE (B)

This morning, pick up by our guide and driver in Dong Hoi. This early morning, we have arranged a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast before driving to visit Phong Nha which is one of the most beautiful grottoes in Vietnam. We first take the boat for a 30-minutes along the Son river to reach Phong Nha Grotto. The grottoes 7,729 meters long. Made up of various stalactites and stalagmites Phong Nha Grotto offers spectators some imagination to see several stalactites and stalagmites resembling a woman dancer, an elephant, a tiger and other animals and birds.
 
Continue to Hue with the stop at famous Vinh Moc tunnels. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
 

Day 10: HUE – DRIVE TO HOI AN (B)

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.
 
Afternoon 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. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
 

Day 11: HOI AN – TOUR TO MY SON HOLY LAND (B, L)

After 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 FREE DAY (B)

 
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 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 13: HOI AN – DA NANG – QUY NHON (B)

After breakfast, we drive to Quy Nhon – The city is well known for its beautiful surroundings, Cham temples, and with sandy beaches, various seafood resources. The city is an ideal place for those who want to break up a journey between Nha Trang and Hoi An. Visit My Lai village (My Lai massacre ) some Cham temples on the way.
 
Upon arrival, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in a Quy Nhon hotel.
 

Day 14: QUY NHON – NHA TRANG BEACH (B)

We continue our drive to Nha Trang – The city is indisputably beautiful, bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive long swoop along a bay dotted with islands.
 
Check in upon your arrival. Overnight in a Nha Trang hotel.
 
 

Day 15: NHA TRANG  CITY TOUR (B/ L)

After breakfast, depart to Cau Da for a visit the Nha Trang Oceanography Institute to see the collection of the freshwater creatures. Continue visit Nha Trang Cathedral (outview) (locally known as the stone church or Nui Church). After that, you will visit to Long Son Pagoda: is situated on the foothill of Trai Thuy Mountain in the city of Nha Trang. The temple is famous for its large white Buddha image, which sits atop the mountain crest and can be seen from anywhere in town. After lunch, continue to visit Chong Promontory Rocks and Po Nagar Cham Tower: Commonly known as Thap Ba, the Po Nagar Cham Towers are a complex of temples erected approximately before 781 A.D. This complicated site belonged to the medieval principality of Khauthara, a small country near modern Nha Trang. The Po Nagar Towers are now situated on a mountain called Cu Lao, in downtown Nha Trang and next to Cai River. Then visit Edible bird’s nest house to learn about the Edible bird’s nest products manufactured progress. Visit to local Dam Market. Overnight in Nha Trang.
 

Day 16: NHA TRANG BEACH – DA LAT (B)

After breakfast, we drive to Da Lat which is Known as “Le Petit Paris” by the early builders and residents of this hillside resort town, Dalat is still a luxury retreat for city dwellers and tourists tired out from trudging along sultry coastal Vietnam.
 
Check in on your arrival and overnight in a Da Lat hotel.
 

Day 17: DA LAT CITY TOUR (B, L)

Da Lat, a dream Vietnam tour for all Vietnamese. Today you will visit some of the most interesting sights of Dalat. You will visit the former “palace” of the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, Bao Dai. You will also visit the very colorful local market, stacked with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, grown in planations around Dalat. Thanks to its temperate climate the mountains around Dalat are ideal for growing vegetables and flowers. One of the main attractions for local tourists is the “Valley of Love”, worth a visit just for the peculiar sight of Vietnamese cowboys.
 
Finally, you will make short ride on the last part of the “cremailliere” railway to the village Trai Mat. Overnight in a DaLat hotel.
 

Day 18: DA LAT – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH (B)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Da Lat will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam airlines. 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 19: HO CHI MINH – CAO DAI TEMPLE & CU CHI TUNNELS (B, L)

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.
 

Day 20: HO CHI MINH – CAI BE FLOATING MARKET – CAN THO (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 21: CAN THO (CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET) – HO CHI MINH (B)

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.
 
Drive back to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.
 

Day 22: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

 
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorable Vietnam Holiday until our private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with us.We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

Inclusion:
 
Private transportation as program
Hotel accommodation as indicated (Check-in time: 14:00, Check-out time: 12:00)
All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
English speaking guides
Meals as mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Visa approval letter to Vietnam (Except for $25 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)


Exclusion:

Flights
Early check-in & late check-out
Tips & Drinks
Personal expenses
Other meals
Insurance
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