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Explore Vietnam 15D14N

EXPLORE VIETNAM 15 DAYS 14NIGHTS

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

Day 2: Hanoi full day – Train to Sapa (B/L/D)

Day 3: Laocai – Sapa – Cat cat – Ham rong (B/L/D)

Day 4: Sapa – Laochai – Tavan – Sapa – Train to Hanoi (B/L/)

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong on junk (B/L/D)

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi ( B/L/D)

Day 7: Hanoi – HoaLu – Tam Coc – Hanoi (B/L/D)

Day 8: Hanoi – Hue (B)

Day 9: Hue full day (B/L/D)

Day 10: Hue – Danang – Hoi an (B/L/D

Day 11: Hoi an ancient town (B/L)

Day 12: Hoian – Danang – Saigon (B)

Day 13: Saigon – Cu chi – Saigon (B/L/D)

Day 14: Saigon – My tho – Saigon (B/L/D)

Day 15: Saigon departure (B)

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

Up on arrival at Noi Bai international airport, pick up by our guide then transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at Vietnamese restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi full day – Train to Sapa (B/L/D)

After breakfast, starting city tour with HO CHI MINH MEMORIAL COMPLEX, a lovely park setting which is home to Ho Chi Minh’s final resting place, as well as a museum and other memorials. Stroll past the HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM (closed to visitors on Mondays and Fridays), where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Continue through the park to HO CHI MINH’s STILT HOUSE, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1948 until his final days. Continue go to the ONE PILLAR PAGODA .TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and one of the best surviving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam’s first university. Lunch at Vietnamese restaurant.

Afternoon, continue city tour to visit HOAN KIEM LAKE, NGOC SON TEMPLE: located in the northern end of Hoan Kiem Lake, it was founded in the 18th century. Surrounded by water and shaded by trees, it’s a delightfully quiet place to rest. The temple is dedicated to the scholar Van Xuong, General Tran Hung Dao and La To, patron saint of physicians, enjoy WATER PUPPET SHOW at Thang Long theatre. Dinner at local restaurant before cacth the night train to Sapa

Overnight on train 

Day 3: Laocai – Sapa – Cat cat – Ham rong (B/L/D)

Arrive at Lao Cai railway station early morning, go to Sapa town, having breakfast , then walk around Sapa to visit some nearby villages. After lunch,visit CAT CAT VILLAGE then go to HAM RONG MOUTAIN for a panoramic view of Sapa. Visit ORCHID GARDEN, EUROPE GARDEN, GATE OF HEAVEN, and CULTURAL HOUSE. Go back to hotel before go to restaurant for dinner and free time at night to wander around local market, stone church.

Overnight in Sapa

Day 4: Sapa – Laochai – Tavan – Sapa – Train to Hanoi (B/L/)

Transfer to visit LAO CHAI village of Black Hmong minority and then TAVAN village of the Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. Lunch then leave by 3pm to go back to Lao Cai for dinner and then board night train back to Ha Noi.

Overnight on train 

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong on junk (B/L/D)

Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, have breakfast and short rest before transfer to Halong . 12h15 : Check-in registration, Boarding Huong Hai Junk.

12h45 : Start cruising

13h00 : Have lunch board

13h30 : A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit DINH HUONG ISLAND, GA CHOI ISLAND, DOG ISLAND, SAIL ISLAND, visit SUNG SOT CAVE and a swim at SOI SIM BEACH or TITOV BEACH.

17h30 : Relax and enjoy sunset

19h00 : Enjoy dinner on board.

21h00: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board.

Beautiful kayaking route from Titov beach to Luon Cave ( or from Bo Nau cave, to Soi Sim beach to TiTov) for those who book kayaking option( kayaking time after visit the Sung Sot cave)

Overnight on board -Huong Hai Junk

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi ( B/L/D)

7h30: Cake, coffee, tea or milk is served.

8h00: Visit LUON CAVE on small bamboo boat , then cruise to pass so that tourists can have

A look MAN’S HEAD ISLAND, TORTOISE ISLAND from the Junks.

9h00: Arrange luggage and check-out

9h30: Set brunch ( breakfast and lunch).

11h30: Arrive Halong wharf.

Come back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Dinner Vietnamese restaurant

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi – HoaLu – Tam Coc – Hanoi (B/L/D)

Drive to HOA LU, one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam. Enjoy the limestone karsts and rolling green fields which gave the area the nickname Halong Bay of the rice paddies as you explore 10th century DINH AND LE DYNASTY RELICS After lunch, transfer to TAM COC and take a tiny rowing boat trip on the river with beautiful landscape of “Ha Long bay in land”.Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon . Dinner at Vietnamese restaurant.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi – Hue (B)

Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Hue. Upon your arrival in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, you will be welcome by local guide and driver then transferred to your hotel in town.

Overnight in Hue. 

Day 9: Hue full day (B/L/D)

Enjoy a boat trip on the Huong Giang river (PERFUME RIVER). Embark on a local boat and cruise down the PERFUME RIVER to the iconic THIEN MU PAGODA, an elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue’s most widely recognizable monument. During the early 1960s, this became a center of anti-government protest, and the site of the famous self-immolation of the monk Thich Quang Duc. Proceed to visit TU DUC TOMB; 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.Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town . In the afternoon, we will continue with the IMPERIAL CITADEL, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modeled after the Forbidden City of Peking. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Approach the city past the striking FLAG TOWER, where a giant Vietnamese flag waves proudly overhead, to the imposing NGO MON GATE, the main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure. Enter into an area of spacious courtyards and serene lotus ponds, and visit DIEN THO Residence ( Dien Tho palace) is where the Queen mother lived, visit THAI HOA PALACE, the magnificently decorated reception hall, the HALLS OF THE MANDARINS, and the original NINE DYNASTIC URNS, among other sites. Visit Dong Ba Market. Have dinner at Vietnamese restaurant.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 10: Hue – Danang – Hoi an (B/L/D)

Transfer to Danang via Hai Van Pass. Stop to visit CHAM MUSEUM- this houses probably the best collection of Cham art to be found anywhere in the world. There are more than 300 artifacts in the museum, many dating to the 4th century. There are beautiful sculptures reflecting the 1000 year Cham period, then visit: MARBLE MOUNTAINS, five stone hillocks, once islands, that now rise sharply from the surrounding rice fields. Riddled with caves and shrines, they are said to each represent one of the five elements of the universe. Transfer to Hoi An. Arrive Hoi An. Free at your own time to walking around this ancient town. Have dinner at Vietnamese restaurant.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi an ancient town (B/L)

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.

Dinner at Vietnamese restaurant.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 12: Hoian – Danang – 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 Saigon 

Day 13: Saigon – Cu chi – Saigon (B/L/D)

In the morning, leave Ho Chi Minh for 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. 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.

Return to Saigon and then have a half day city tour . Visit REUNIFICATION PALACE. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Continue to the harrowing WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes and weapons. End of the day with a visit BINH TAY MARKET and THIEN HAU PAGODA Pagoda in the bustling Chinatown. Enjoy dinner at Vietnamese restaurant.

Overnight in Saigon

Day 14: Saigon – My tho – Saigon (B/L/D)

Day trip to the watery world of the Mekong Delta – My Tho. Excursion to My Tho with a boat trip to Mekong River islands from Saigon. My Tho, a bustling town in the rich agricultural region of the Mekong Delta. Visit the VINH TRANG PAGODA, a beautiful temple and a sanctuary for orphans and other needy children. Afterwards board a local boat to explore the MEKONG RIVER ISLANDS, stopping at a fruit orchard to enjoy fruit and tea while listening to local music and THOI SON islet. The trip also includes a brief sampan ride through the tiny waterways that thread the island. Enjoy local specialties for lunch. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh in the late afternoon. Dinner at Vietnamese restaurant.

Overnight in Saigon

Day 15: Saigon departure (B)

Free at leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight.

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