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Code: VLD 03C

VLD 02CC

  • Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 02: Hanoi Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Hanoi - Ha Long
  • Day 04: Ha Long - Ninh Binh
  • Day 05: Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Flight to Hue
  • Day 06: Hue Sightseeing
  • Day 07: Hue - Hoi An
  • Day 08: Hoi An Sightseeing
  • Day 09: Hoi An - Da Nang - Flight to Nha Trang
  • Day 10: Nha Trang Sightseeing
  • Day 11: Flight to Sai Gon - Sagon Sightseeing
  • Day 12: Sai Gon - Cai Be - Can Tho
  • Day 13: Cai Rang floating market - Sai Gon
  • Day 14: Sai Gon Departure

 

Day 01 : Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam. Vietlanddiscovery’s guide and driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you toVietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Nothing was planned for this day, allowing you to rest after a long  flight.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02 : Visit of  Hanoi.               (B)

On the second day you will visit the most notable cultural sites recensed in Hanoi, known to be one of the most charming city in South-East Asia.

You will see Indochina General Governor ex-palace, « Uncle Ho » home on stilts, nestled in a beautiful botanical garden as well as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the one pillar pagoda, build in 1049 and still one of Hanoi’s most prominents symbols.

You will then head for the Temple of Litterature. Founded in 1070, it was the firts vietnamese university. In the ethnological museum, inaugurated by Jacques Chirac in partnership with Paris’s « Musée des Arts Premiers » you will get acquainted with Vietnam’s 54 ethnic peoples. In the museum’s botanical parc you will visit traditional houses of some of these ethnic peoples.

You will then stroll around Hoan Kiem lake and go through the famous red bridge to reach Ngoc Son temple. To end a rich day, you will attend the renowned water puppet play. UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, this traditional show illustrates life in the rice paddies and brings back to life the country’s thousands of years old culture.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 03: Hanoi – Ha Long                    (B, L, D)

 You will get on the road for Ha Long bay, a drive that take you through the Red River delta and during the lenght of which you will be surrounded by vietnamese countryside every day life scenes. In Ha Long you board a traditionnal junk to discover a 1500 sq.km-wide site that includes 3000 islands and rock formations, proudly emerging from the water for everyone to admire their fantastic shapes.   

-          12h00 : Arrival in Hon Gai port and boarding of a shared deluxe jonque.

-          13h15 : Lunch is served while the cruise proceeds.

-          Visit of a fisherman’s village. Stop on a small beach for sea and sun bathing.

-          Sun set on Ha Long Bay. 

-          Arround 6.30 pm the vessel is anchored for the night.

-          19h30 : Dinner is served on board.

Overnight on board the traditional jonque.

Day 04: Ha Long – Ninh Binh                    (B, L, D)

Breakfast is being served on-board while the cruise proceeds towards the Tunnel Cave, which will be visited later on small sampans boats. You then cruise further to visit Bai Tu Long bay. Back to the dock  around 11.45 am, you will  be heading for Ninh Binh province.

Arrive in Ninh Binh later in the afternoon and settle in your hotel, you will be just in time  to get to  Thai Vi temple and see the sun set in a unique natural landscape. The guardian of the temple might enhance the atmosphere’s beauty by playing njarka, a single string traditionnal vietnamese instrument. Dinner at your hotel’s restaurant.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 05: Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Hue                  (B, L)

In Trang An, after a relaxing cruise on sampan boats, you go on bicycle ride around the Ninh Binh region’s landmark karstik peaks standing on paddie fields and their many shades of green. A narrow path will take you to Mua Cave site. Your reward for climbing its 450 stairs is a breathtaking view of Land Halong Bay.

You will then be heading for the largest cultural site of south-east asia : magnificent, gigantic Bai Dinh Pagoda which carry  over 100 ton golden Bouddhas, its 500 smaller ones,  500 meters long alleys and  500 ton bell.

Transfer to the airport for flight to Hue, the country’s capital under Nguyen dynasty rule (1802-1954), 654 km south of Hanoi. This city in which  the "fragrances river"  meanders, inspired many poets. There is a melancholic charm and a special sweetness to it, thanks to its palaces, shrines, refined food and the gentle voices of the women here. Meet up with tour guide  at the airport and transfer  to your hotel.

Overnight in Hue

Day 06: Hue sightseeing                        (B, L)

Wake up early and take a quick walk along the river that goes right through the city gives you chance to feel the spirit of this place, of people's life here . A cruise later up the city’s romantic « fragrances river » will take you to Thien Mu pagoda, founded in 1601. You will then have lunch in Thuy Bieu, a very typical village that you will further explore on  bicycles. You will paddle along paths lined with richly decorated houses, garden-houses traditional architecture of Hue region and the village’s school.

Overnight in Hue

Day 07: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An          (B)

In the morning, visit emperor Tu Duc’s shrine and apreciate its elaborated architecture surrounded by beautiful landscape gardens . The king had it build for himself long before he died and used to call it “my eternity”. It inspires the pleasure when alive far more than the fear of death. You will then discover emperor Khai Dinh’s shrine and its surprising vietnamese-european architeture combination.

You depart after lunch for the ancient port city of Hoi An via the " clouds moutain pass ", stoping on the summit to enjoy the superb panoramic view of the shoreline, stop again to stretch you legs on the ravishing white sanded beach of Lang Co.

By late afternoon you will arrive in Hoi An, unique untouched vietnamese town that becoming a living art and architecture museum. A priceless cultural and historical legacy steams from a city that bore witness to a thriving foreign trade period. You will then check into your hotel and settle for the night.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 08: Visit of Hoi An                     (B)

Visit the city’s antiquities museum, japanese bridge, chinese quarter, Phung Hung house, the market and a port that reached its peak of activity during the 15th century when major boats came in from China, Holland, Japan and Portugal to exchange all kinds of goods. Your next stops are Chuc Thanh pagoda, erected by a chinese monk in 1454. End the day with a quick boat crise up Thu Bon river to visit  500 year old pottery village, famous country-wide for the meticulous artisanal work of its inhabitants : Thanh Ha.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 09: Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang                 (B)

ake flight VN1943 (10:10-11 :35) at Da Nang airport for Nha Trang, one of Vietnam nicest seaside resort city. Your guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel.  You enjoy a laid back afternoon on a white sanded beach lined with coconut trees and swim in a sea of turquoise water, warm all year round.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 10: Visit of Nha Trang                         (B)

The morning is for crusing Nha Trang Bay and the islands around with stop to visit Mun island. In the afternoon you visit Cham Po Nagar, Long Son pagoda, Nha Trang Cathedral and Dam market.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 11: Nha Trang – Saigon                     (B)

Boarding flight VN1353 (09:35-10:30) to Saigon, economic capital of Vietnam. Meet up with tour guide at Tan Son Nhat airport and take you to the reunification palace, the war museum, Notre Dame cathedral and the central post office designed by Gustave Eiffel. You will stroll around Cho Lon market in the chinese quarter and visit Thien Hau pagoda.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: Sai Gon – Cai Be floating market – Vinh Long – Can Tho            (B, L)

Departure from Saigon for Cai Be floating market in the Mekong delta region, highly fertile region thus dubbed " Vietnam’s rice basket". Frequently flooded by Mekong river forces people here use transportation on waterways.

In Cai Be you will visit craft villages then have lunch at Xeo May bonsaïs garden. Your boat will then take you all the way to Hoa Khanh village. Upon landing, you will go for a bicycle ride through the village. Eend the day with a drive to  Can Tho where you spend the night.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 13: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Saigon                   (B)

A boat trip in the early morning let you witness the live spectacle of Cai Rang floating market. The setting is beautiful : hundreds of merchants on motorized sampans filled with rice, fruits and artisanal products will gather to exchange.

Leaving this agitation behind, you pay a visit to Binh Thuy house and Long Dinh village which famous for its hand woved mats before driving back to Saigon towards the end of the afternoon and settle in your hotel.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 14: Sai Gon – Tay Ninh Temple  –  Cu Chi Tunnels – Departure             (B)

Visit Tay Ninh and Caodai temple, where you’ll have the opportunity to attend a religious ceremony held daily at noon. Colourful and special, this temple is the heart of the Caodaism religion in Vietnam. Jesus, Buddha, Victor Hugo, Winston Churchill and Nguyen Binh Kiem are some of the saints being worshipped here.

Afternoon, tour Cu Chi area that known in Vietnam war before 1975, just 60 km away from Saigon city center, for its network of tunnels, 250 km long, build during the war. You will be back in Saigon late in the afternoon.

 

End of Services.

 Hotel during your trip

City

Hotels/Junk

2 stars

3 stars

4 stars

5 stars

Hanoi

Hanoi Prince

La Dolce Vita

Silk Path

Legend Sofitel

Ha Long

Margueritte Junk

Bai Tho Junk

Bhay Junk

Paradise Junk

Ninh Binh

Nam Hoa

Nam Hoa

Legend

Legend

Hue

Héritage

Héritage

Huong Giang

Pilgrimage village

Hoi An

Lotus

Ancient House

Hoi An Beach Resort

Victoria Hoi An

Nha Trang

Vien Dong

Que Huong

Sunrise Resort

Sheraton

Saigon

Saigon Sport

Tan Hai Long

Duxton

Caravelle

Can Tho

Phuong Dong

Kim Tho

Golf Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho

-     Vietnam Heritage

-     Vietnam Mosaique

-     Vietnam Passion

-     Vietnam Immersion

Services included:

  • Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast
  • Transfer and transportation with private vehicle
  • English speaking Guide upon your request
  • Private boat cruise as the mentioned program in Hue, Hoi An and Mekong delta
  • Private boat trip in Ha Long: 05 hours
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Traditional show and dance in Bac Ninh province
  • Meals as indicated “B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Diner”
  • International Airticket reconfirmation

Services excluded:

  • Domestic & International air-tickets and airport departure tax.
  • Meals and drink not mentioned
  • Tip and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • All the others not mentioned in the program

Tariff for this trip:

The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our Sales Staff for the price of this trip.

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