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Vietnam Tour in Colors 21D (FROM HN)

VIETNAM TOUR IN COLORS – 21 DAYS FROM HN 

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L/D)

Day 3: Mai Chau – Son La (B/L/D)

Day 4: Son La – Dien Bien Phu (B/L/D)

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay (B/L/D)

Day 6: Muong Lay – Sapa Tour (B/L)

Day 7: Lao Chai – Tavan (B/L)

Day 8: Sapa – Lao Cai (B/L/D

Day 9: Hanoi Arrival (B)

Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)

Day 11: Ha Long – Hue (Brunch)

Day 12: Hue City Tour (B/L) (G)

Day 13: Hue – Hoi An (B/L)

Day 14: Hoi An (B)

Day 15: Hoi An – Flight to Saigon (B)

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City – Cantho (B/L)

Day 18: Cantho – Phu Quoc (B)

Day 19 & 20: Phu Quoc Island (B)

Day 21: Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 1: Hanoi arrival 

Upon arrival, Our tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport. Transfer to the city for hotel check-in. Free at leisure to make your own exploration to discover Ha Noi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L/D) 

Mai Chau, the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. The modern village is an unappealing sprawl, but as you emerge on the rice fields and rural living it is transformed into a real paradise. It’s a stunning area, and most people here are ethnic White Thai who stay in thatched-roof stilted houses on split bamboo floors.

You leave Hanoi for Mai Chau at 8.30 am. After 4-hr beautiful bus ride you will reach Pom Coong, a village of the Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau valley. After a lunch in Pom Coong Village walking a round villages discover the very best of the region, encounter many ethnic minorities and experience the everyday life and culture of White Thai, Muong people

Overnight in Thai’s house on stilts.

Day 3: Mai Chau – Son La (B/L/D) 

The road to Son La is lined with fruit orchards, tea plantations, towering mountains and the traffic of Black Thai, Meo, Muong and White Thai hill tribe people heading to markets. We visit the Prison Museum, which remains as a poignant reminder of the inequities of the former French colonial rule

Overnight in Son La.

Day 4: Son La – Dien Bien Phu (B/L/D) 

Drive to Dien Bien Phu. Visit very primitive village of the Black Thai village that you can see the very basic conditions of life. Stop en route to see biggest daily hill tribe market in Thuan Chau, where different ethnic groups come to exchange local fruits, food But it will be much more beautiful experience when reaching to the top of historical and amazing Pha Din Pass, time for photos and visit another Green H’Mong village right there. Lunch in Tuan Giao .Continue our drive to Dien Bien Phu

Overnight at hotel in Hotel.

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay (B/L/D) 

Morning visit of the museum and sites of Dien Bien Phu. Drive to Lai Chau, Visit a village of the Black Dao People,walk along Da River before getting to your hotel that located in very lovely quiet town.

Overnight in Muong Lay.

Day 6: Muong Lay – Sapa Tour (B/L)

Drive to Sa Pa, during your way, you will see many different ethnic villages of the Lao, Lu, Black Dao, Tien Dao, Day, Red H’mong before driving up to the highest pass in Vietnam-HoangLienSon. Stop over on top that called “Heaven Gate” for a wonderful view down to amazing valley and FanXiPan-the highest mount in Indochina (Roof of Indochina). You also visit “Silver Waterfall”-the nicest one in the area before getting to your hotel in Sapa.

Overnight in Sapa

Day 7: Lao Chai – Tavan (B/L)

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 Viet Nam’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 8: Sapa – Lao Cai (B/L/D)

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes.Minority people come down from the mountains to exchange their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip.In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets;

Market days:

Saturdays -Can Cau Market

Sundays- Bac Ha,Muong Hum or Muong Khuong Markets

Wednesdays – Cao Son Market

Thursdays-Lung Khau Nhin Market

Tuesdays -Coc Ly Market

In the late afternoon, transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi.

Overnight on the train.

Day 9: Hanoi Arrival (B)

Early morning arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel for early check in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)

Travel east through the scenic rice fields and rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. Board the Junk for your overnight cruise, a deluxe boat reminiscent of the French Indochina era. Feast on scrumptious fresh seafood, enjoy the views as you coast past limestone karts and hidden caves( Surprising Cave) and a swim at Titov beach,enjoy sunset,dinner on board.Fishing or relax and spending a quiet night on Junk

Overnight on Junk in Ha Long Bay

Day 11: Ha Long – Hue (Brunch)

This morning, watch the sunrise from the deck and enjoy a full breakfast (or brunch) , keep going to visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat , then cruise around the bay so that tourists can have a look Man’s head island, Tortoise island from the Junk , Back to harbor in the noon time. Transfer to Noi Bai Airport to take your afternoon flight to Hue

Overnight in Hue

Day 12: Hue City Tour (B/L) (G)

Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc.Emperor Tu Duc, who ruled Hue more than 100 years ago, built his tomb when he was still alive and used it for meditation, reading and theater performances. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867. Tu Duc, who was the longest reigning Emperor, lived a luxurious life.Continue to the trip by Visiting Dien Tho residence( Dien THo Palce). Look at the Thai Hoa Palace and its magnificently decorated reception hall, the halls of the Mandarins as well as the original nine dynastic urns among the other sites.

Overnight in Hue

Day 13: Hue – Hoi An (B/L)

After breakfast, going to Hoi An Town through Da Nang,during this trip, on the scenic mountainous roads, the spectacular views of the coastline can be enjoyed. Half way between Hue and Danang lies the Hai Van pass, which is the dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam. Continue Southwards and pass Lang Co, a lovelt stretch of beaches curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon, the South China Sea and the large coastal City of Danang before arriving in Hoi An. Beginning sightseeing tour in Da Nang with a visit to Cham Museum. This elegance colonial building holds the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Briefly pass China beach a famous spot for America soldiers during the Vietnam – America War.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 14: Hoi An (B)

Enjoy a walking tours. Visit JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE PAGODA: the first bridge on this site was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. The bridge was provided with a roof so it could be used as a shelter from rain and sun. SA HUYNH MUSEUM: located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, it contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. TRAN FAMILY CHAPEL: this house for worshipping ancestors was built about 200 years ago with donations from family members. The Tran family traces its origins to China and moved to Vietnam around 1700. The architecture of the building reflects the influence of Chinese and Japanese styles. PHUOC KIEN ASSEMBLY HALL: Chinese pagoda built around 1690 and then restored and enlarged in 1900. It is typical of the Chinese clans that were established in the Hoi An area. The temple is dedicated to Thien Hau Thanh Mau (Goddess of the Sea and Protector of Sailors and Fishermen). LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP: Visit one of the lantern workshop in Hoi An. The framework of lantern will be made by the industry itself and clients with opportunity of making silk cloth on the lantern. Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 15: Hoi An – Flight to Saigon (B)

The morning is at leisure until transfer to Danang Airport for domestic flight to Saigon. Upon your arrival in Saigon, you will be welcome by local guide and driver then transferred to your hotel in town.

Overnight In Sai Gon

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

Morning drive to Tay Ninh , near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. The temple’s exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of religious symbols. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side

In the afternoon, visit the famous CU CHI TUNNELS, which never been discovered by American forces, the CU CHI TUNNELS were an important Vietcong base during the American War. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam’s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968.Today, you can walk through the area and learn about the day-to-day life of the VC, see the cleverly disguised entrances and elaborate boby-traps, and even venture inside the tunnels, some of which have been modified to accommodate tourists. Touring the areas and then you will be transferred back to Saigon.

Overnight in Ho chi Minh

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City – Cantho (B/L)

In the morning,drive to Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden.Continue the journey to Vinh Long and then drive to Can Tho, the largest town in the Mekong Delta

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 18: Cantho – Phu Quoc (B)

In the morning, we make a the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and 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. Around noon, transfer to Can Tho airport for the short flight to Phu Quoc. Met on arrival and transfer to your resort.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Day 19 & 20: Phu Quoc Island (B)

Phu Quoc – 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 Days free at leisure.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Day 21: Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Free at leisure.Transfer to the airport flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect your onward flight.End of service