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Quintessence Vietnam Holiday 15 Days

From US $1147 pp
Quintessence Vietnam Holiday 15 Days
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This tour will give you a chance to explore this fascinating country with beautiful natural landscapes and tourist attractions. You will visit Ha Noi, the capital and a city rich in culture and history, then travel to Sapa. Not only this, you will be able to discover Ha Long Bay - one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World. Explore other world heritage sites which are the Imperial City in Hue and Hoi An Ancient Town. Take slow life by experience of cycling around the countryside and being the local farmer at Tra Que vegetable village. Finally, you will come to Mekong Delta to ​enjoy another range of lifestyles in a land of tropical fruits, fish farms and narrow canals, especially Tra Su Forest.
Code: CL06
Duraton: 15 days
Departure From: Ha Noi
Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival
On the first day, you are welcomed at Noi Bai International airport and we will be there to receive you. You are free to enjoy and have your own exploration around Ha Noi City and visit one-of-a-kind things of Ha Noi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, nightlife, etc. Overnight in Ha Noi. 
Day 2: Ha Noi City Half Day (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • After having breakfast at hotel, you're going to enjoy and spend your half day for exploring Ha Noi history city - the city with more than 1000 years of rich history and culture. You would love to taste authentic "Pho Hanoi" - a great meal in a Hanoi.
  • Free in the early morning to refersh yourself at hotel or wander around as your own way to get first impression at Ha Noi capital city.
Afternoon activities:
  • The Temple of Literature - an amazing place where the frist university of the country since 12th century is situated. This is a unique chance to experience the history of education of Vietnam and enjoy world's best moments.
  • Exploring Ethnology Museum which is very popular where you can see and get knowledge of 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and its cultures.
  • Love the water puppet show at theater and get an unforgettable experience of Ha Noi special culture.
Evening activities:
  • Enjoying best moments while walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ha Noi Old Quarter - getting to know the local life at night, shopping and much more. Overnight in Ha Noi. 
Day 3: Cruise Trip At Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
Morning activities:
  • Spending a two-day tour to discover Ha Long Bay - World Heritage Site and New Seven World Wonder. This is going to be exciting!
  • You will travel from Ha Noi to Ha Long Bay while experience beautiful landscapes along the road with peaceful village. 
Afternoon activities:
  • You arrive in Ha Long at noon time and make check-in on board. The Cruise Manager will give a warming welcome with all the cruise information and safety instructions.
  • Next you will enjoy the Buffet lunch with the best products of the Bay. 
  • After that, you will visit the Vung Vieng Floating fishing village by kayak or bamboo boat or when would you like to relax on the boat alternative other activities, you can feel free to use our sauna for no extra cost.
  • And then you spend the relaxing time for a massage or to take some pictures of the spectacular sunset in the bay, 
  • Happy Hour: Buy 1 get 1 drink. 
  • Free time on the boat. The bar is open late serve you. 
Evening activities:
  • Join the Cooking demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine.
  • Have dinner at the restaurant with a selection of Western fusion food and Vietnamese traditional dishes.
  • Enjoy the Squid Fishing activity. Overnight on board. 
Day 4: Bai Tu Long Bay - Night Train To Sapa (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • Have a Tai Chi - a beautiful and relaxing experience on the open deck. Tea and coffee are served.
  • Have a light breakfast at restaurant. 
  • And then you visit Thien Canh Son Cave in Ha Long Bay. Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Note: there are about 200 steps go get up to the cave.
  • Check out time around 9:00 am and put your luggage outside the cabin and the key at the reception desk. 
  • Cruise's staff will transfer your luggage to our lounge for you. Bill settlement at the reception desk.
  • Brunch is served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck.
Afternoon activities:
  • The driver welcomes you at harbor and transfer you back to Ha Noi. You arrive back Ha Noi City at 16:30 pm. Free to have your own dinner and more experience around Ha Noi City.
Evening activities:
  • The driver drops you off Ha Noi Railway for night train to Lao Cai - Sapa. Spending night on train - AC soft sleeper - coach 4 leave Ha Noi at 21:50 pm. Overnight on train. 
Day 5: Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Ham Rong Mountain (B/L)
Morning activities:
Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station and be transferred to Sapa town of 50km from away with passing spectacular view of mountainous. 
It's time for trek and experience H'mong village at Cat Cat Village and have the whole Sapa town from Ham Rong Mountain's sunmit. This is really amazing.
Now trek to Cat Cat Village of 3km from Sapa town, up and down hill to have some fun in the beautiful rice fields, Hydro-electric power station, traditional handicraft village of Hmong minority people and much more!
Day 6: Sapa - Night Train Back To Ha Noi (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • You will have full day trek through the village of Giay, Zao, H'mong, Tay minority group at Lao Chai and Ta Van Village. And it's going to be incredible!
  • Leave Sapa town to reach to Lao Chai Village of Muong Hoa Valley and start your trekking day to discover the beauties of local hill tribe villages.
Afternoon activities:
  • Feel free to trek through awesome road along rice terrace and bamboo ranges to reach Ta Van village.
  • Have some fun while meeting and talking to local minority people en route.
  • Admire amazing terrace fields along hill tribe and shoot wonderful photo as your view.
  • Then the driver transfer from Ta Van Village back Sapa and free for experience around the town. And then you travel back Lao Cai Train Station. 
Evening activites:
Take night train back Ha Noi City and spend full day night on train with AC sof sleeper coach 4. Overnight on train. 
Day 7: Ha Noi - Hue (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • Morning flight from Ha Noi to Hue City and driver transfers you to downtown of Hue city centre.
  • Next you will visit the Citadel which was the Royal Palace of Nguyen Dynasty since 19th century with many constructions including Flag Tower, Five Phoenix Tower, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynasties...
  • Have lunch at Y Thao Garden restaurant for taste Hue traditonal cuisines. 
Afternoon activities:
  • Visit Ming Mang tomb - the second King of Nguyen Dynasty.
  • Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and then have a boat trip on Perfume River which is well known as Theme River in London to enjoy the sunset over the river.
Evening activities:
  • Free in the evening to get the tranquil atmosphere of Hue City, have a relax and enjoy the night life at a pub & bar. Overnight in Hue. 
Day 8: Hoi An Ancient Town (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • This morning you will be leaving Hue for Hoi An Ancient Town and get an amazing chance to discover the coastline and National Highway No 1 pass through rice fields, villages and beautiful beaches.
  • En route you can see rice fields, water buffalo and keep yourself relaxed at Lang Co Beach. 
  • Check out fishing village in Lang Co and learn more of their daily life of fhserman.
  • Conquer Hai Van Pass after travel on windy road to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Afternoon activities:
  • Arrive in Da Nang City, it is the chance for visiting the Cham Museum where has the whole collection of Cham Pa culture in Asia.
  • Check out Marble Mountain on the way to Hoi An Town and get panorama of Da Nang City and beach from the top of mountain. 
Evening activities:
  • Enjoying evening life in Hoi An Ancient Town where is famous for shoppig place in Vietnam. It is a great chance to taste local street foods. Overnight in Hoi An. 
Day 9: Tra Que Vegetable Village (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • You have a half day to make cycling surrounding the countryside Hoi An to discover the farming life at Tra Que Vegetable village. Have the chance to try to be a local farmer as traditional way and grow as organic.
  • Get 15 minutes foot massage with herbs for fresh yourself after being a local farmer.
  • Have a cooking lesson with local farmer after the instruction and cook dishes by yourself and have lunch with the family.
Afternoon activities: 
  • Walking around Hoi An Old Quarter with lot of ancient architectures which will make your visit more relaxing. The Old Port gave Hoian the harmony of the complex architectures from different countries like Portugal, China, Japan… as well as a boat trip on River to traditional handicraft village. This is totally exciting for those who love old cultures, and we’re sure you’re one of those!
  • Roam around old streets with our guide to experience and learn of unique architectures. Have some fun enjoying traditional music show.
  • Have a boat trip on Thu Bon River to get more peaceful atmosphere surrounding Hoian and visit traditional Thanh Ha Pottery village.
  • Get chance to make a pottery product by yourself to get your enjoyment and receive small gift from the workshop
  • Have some relaxing on nice beach of An Bang to enjoy fresh air.
Evening activities:
  • Balance the evening in Hoi An ancient town by wandering around streets, paths to get more enjoyment. It is a great chance to taste local street foods. Overnight in Hoi An. 
Day 10: Hoi An Free Day (B)
Explore vibrant Ha Noi in-depth with an unforgettable free day to explore as your own way to get more cultures, walking inside narrow roads, taste street foods as well as shopping and make tailor as your aspiration. Overnight in Hoi An. 
Day 11: Hoi An Free Day (B)
Have one more day free for shopping, make tailor and relax on nice sandy beach of An Bang.
Additional charge suggestion tour: Make half day to visit Silk village to learn about more of traditional silk village and how to make a silk. Overnight in Hoi An. 
Day 12: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh CIty (BL)
Morning activities:
  • Take flight from Da Nang to get new experience on famous Ho Chi Minh City - stunningly beautiful. Gain discover Ho Chi Minh City - the young and dynamic of Vietnam with a lot of French style architectures, big markets having special products. 
  • Drop you off the airport for taking flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City. Then you visit this city including The Independent Palace which was the workplace of the President of South Vietnam.
Afternoon activities:
  • Enjoy the Old Post Office, Notre Dame Catholic to learn more of French architectures. After that you continue to visit War Museum which displays the collection of Vietnam War. 
  • Enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh Market for more discoveries of local people purchasing activities and buy some souvenir gifts for you as well. 
Evening activities:
  • Have the free evening to get more experience around Ho Chi Minh street and enjoy the nightlife. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 
Day 13: Mekong Delta (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • You will get an amazing chance to visit Mekong Delta which offers a unique opportunity to discover the river of life of local people. Covering a large region in South and West Vietnam, Mekong Delta is famous for rice fields, tropical fruit gardens, fishing villages, rowing boat through channels and cannals. It is really an impressive place for tourists. 
  • Continue your trip to Cai Be. Arrive Cai Be Dock. Cruising in the river to the busy Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural produces on. The selling and exchanging activities lasts until 10:00 am every day so you should leave in Ho Chi Minh soon so that can see the crowded time at the market.
  • After that, you travel to the villages where is lying on a long the Tien river bank. You have time to wander on the village paths under orchard garden to local business families to see how they make brick, crispy corn, rice wine, etc. After that the boat take you to Tan Phong Island for having lunch. 
Afternoon activities:
  • This afternoon you will be getting on hand-rowed sampan through canals to enjoy the natural beautiful landscapes and the peaceful life of the islanders. Here is also the chance for you to listen and watch a traditional folk music performance in an orchard garden.
  • After that you are on cruise back to Cai Be and continue the trip to Chau Doc. Arrive to Chau Doc City, check in hotel. 
Evening activities:
  • Spend your leisure in the evening for exploring the night market. You also free for tasting these delicious local dishes. Overnight in Chau Doc. 
Day 14: Chau Doc - Tra Su Forest - Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
Morning activities:
  • After breakfast at hotel, you leave hotel in Chau Doc to take a nice trip through the floating village to pay a visit to a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise in their feeling floating houses. 
  • Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque. 
  • Afterward, you leave Chau Doc for Tra Su cajuput forest - the untouched natural beauty and special for its sanctuary of flora and fauna. Take a boat trip into the forest and enjoy the harmony with nature because of all the impressive pictures of cajuputs, the fragance of the flowers.
  • Furthermore, you can enjoy the music like noise of birds, insects and animals making people relaxed and comfortable. You can get the panorama of the forest with an area of nearly 900ha, home of many birds and animals and some rare ones from the observation post. 
Afternoon activities:
  • This afternoon you go back Ho Chi Minh city. You pass through beautiful countryside with fruit gardens. Free to have your own dinner. 
Evening activities:
  • Have more free evening to get more experience of Ho Chi Minh city and enjoy your nightlife at pub & bar or wander around for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
After having a long trip in Vietnam you will have some free time to walk around Ho Chi Minh go get more experience or just relax at hotel before the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight departure Ho Chi Minh. 
Price & Inclusion
Tour Price From: $1147 Per person
  • Private door to door with air conditioned.
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Soft sleeper 4 berth cabin share).
  • Domestic Air Fare Hanoi – Hue & Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (Priority Vietnam airline first).
  • Halong Bay cruise trip 2days/1night on Athena Cruise 5 star – Executive Suite Balcony cabin or similar.
  • Experience English speaking guide.
  • Great 3 star hotel with good location selected. Buffet Breakfast included at hotel.
  • Meals as mentioned above.
  • Water puppet show in Hanoi
  • Local boat in Hue, Hoian & Mekong Delta
  • Cooking class tour in Hoi An
  • Bicycle in Hoian
  • Free visa letter to Vietnam.
  • Entrance fees, Permission.
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day.
  • Gov tax and service charge.
  • International Air fare in & out Vietnam.
  • Single room.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Travel Insurance. 
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