Vietnam Authentic 14 Days
Evening is your time for free walking around Ha Noi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy the nightlife. Overnight in Ha Noi.
- Have this morning free in Ha Noi city to experience as your own way the beautiful and charming of this capital city. Ha Noi is famous for Old Quarter with 36 streets, Hoan Kiem Lake, many museums, etc.
- Spend this afternoon for visiting Ha Noi capital city and have more discover the hidden charms of Ha Noi City.
- Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - the oldest one in Ha Noi, dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544-548). And you have chance to see the beautiful of West Lake and its charming. Continue to visit Metropole Sofitel hotel Tunnel to learn about history.
- Have a walking to discover deeply Ha Noi Old Quarter and reach very narrow lands to catch inside the local life. Spend time to taste a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop to enjoy its as Vietnamese.
- Free to have your own dinner as your own account. Then at 20.30 pm the driver and guide welcome you at the hotel and transfer you to Ha Noi Railway Station for taking night train to Lao Cai - Sapa. Spending night on train in AC soft sleeper coach 4 leave Ha Noi at 21:50 pm. Overnight on train.
You arrive in Lao Cai train station at 5:30 am and meet our guide with driver at the exit gate. You have a mini hotel in Lao Cai for shower after a night on train. Have a breakfast at a local restaurant.
Then you start your journey to Sapa town. You have first impression of famous Sapa town with much tourist.
Then you start to leave Sapa town for Ta Phin village. From the main road you start a beautiful trek inside the village. Have chances to meet and talk with local miniority people working on their fields. You will be amazing for terrace fields, bamboo forest. Have a picnic lunch en route.
Afternoon you continue your trek to the village where is the home of Red Dzao people. Being warmly welcomed by Red Dzao host family in their traditional stilt- house. Have dinner with the family.
Have chance to share and interact with local Red Dzao people and learn more of their culture. Overnight in Ta Phin village.
Remark: The itinerary of trekking to village can be adjusted depending on the weather conditions, your age and your healthy status:
Option 1: Cat Cat village/ Ham Rong Mountain and overnight at hotel in Sapa town (4 km, easy trek).
Option 2: Y Linh Ho/ Lao chai / Ta Van and homestay in Ta Van village (6 km, soft trek, very touristy).
Option 3: Sa Seng / Hang Da/ Hau Thao / Giang Ta Chai & homestay at Giang Ta Chai (14 km, medium trek, off the beaten tracky).
Have breakfast at the family and get more experience of local life in the mountainous village. Enjoy the fresh air and then say goodbye the family.
The driver is waiting you at the main road and transfer you back to Sapa Town. And then you go ahead to Bac Ha Market 102 km from Sapa town via a windy road with breathtaking views. Visit Bac Ha Market just on Sundays only where you can see the liveliest and the crowded in this region. It attracts a large number of hill tribe groups such as Flower H'mong, Nung, Phu La, Tay, etc tp have trading activities. No more than for a photo hunters can shoot attractive ones here. Have lunch at a very local food stall.
Leave Bac Ha Town and travel back Lao Cai and taking the night train for back Ha Noi City. Have dinner as your own. Spending night on train on AC soft sleeper coach 4 berths. Overnight on train.
Remark: Bac Ha market is open on Sunday only, so you can alternative to visit other market according to your arrival date.
- Ban Phiet Mondays market.
- Coc Ly Tuesdays market.
- Cao Son Wednesdays market.
- Lung Khau Nhin Thurdays market.
- Chau Fridays market.
- Can Cau Saturdays market n (20km from Bac Ha).
Arrive back Ha Noi railways at 5.30 am, you are welcomed by guide and driver to city centre. Check in hotel for morning shower after a night on train. Have breakfast at hotel.
Travel out Ha Noi's Old Quarter area around 8:00 am on a private car arrange by yourself to Ha Long Bay. It takes 3,5 hours to reach Ha Long Bay. Embark at Hon Gai International harbor at noon time.
Make check-in Prince Junk (2 cabins maximum 5 people or 4 cabins) for private or share junk with some people. Enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing. You have lunch on junk while the cruise leaves the harbor to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay.
The cruise takes you to discover the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. Then have the relaxing on a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island, swimming or kayaking.
Thanks to the small junk you can sail through the bay and get closer with the nature and island than big cruise. It will be the great experience if travel on a big cruise will not get.
After that, you back to the junk for swimming or relaxing. Have dinner on board.
Have your free time to enjoy the bay at night or simply relax in your room and fresh yourself. Overnight on board.
Have more chance to see the sunrise over the bay. Have breakfast on board. Then the cruise sails to Vung Ha area where you are on a rustic rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village. This is the chance for you to discover the local life of fisherman here.
Check out of the cabin around 10:00 am and the cruise towards the habour while having an A la carte lunch on board. Disembark the harbor at noon time.
At noon time the cruise back the harbor. Continue your journey on private car to the peaceful province of Ninh Binh where you can see local countryside life.
You spend your free time this afternoon for disover traditional handicraft villages at Van Lam Embroidery Village. Then visit Kim Son Village to see craftman in their work to make work of embroider or product for daily life from wild plant.
Continue visiting Phat Diem Stone Church with the technica level and traffic conditions of the late 19th century. You can see the method to transfer thousands of tons of stone, hundreds of ironwood trees to build cathedral.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Get a different experience at Trang An Grottoes which is famous in King Kong Skull Island Film 2017 to discover the beautiful landscapes. You have chance to visit an "outdoor geological museum" with numerous caves, mountains, valley water, trees and historic relic.
Taking a night train from Ninh Binh to Hue and get the experience of railway in Vietnam on AC soft sleeper coach 4. Overnight on train.
You arrive in Hue Railways Station at 8.00 am. Our guide and driver welcome you and transfer to mini hotel for shower after a night on train. Have breakfast at local restaurant.
Start a half day to discover the beauties of Hue Imperial City of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 under the Nguyen Dynasty Emperors. You will make a visiting to Thien Mu Pagoda lies on the bank of famous Perfume River to disover the history of Nguyen Reign starting from here.
Next is the continuing trip to visit The Citadel called the Forbidden City with unique architectures. Have the chance to see the last Royal Palace in Vietnam with many constructions. They are five Phoenix Tower, Thai Hoa Palace, The Mieu Temple, Nine Um Dynasty with unique architecture, etc.
Afternoon is the time for grab the tranquil life in Hue outskirt with different beauties of Thanh Toan title Bridge. Have more oppoturnity to discover the countryside life as well as see some Family Temple House to learn more of culture.
Evening is the time you wander around Hue City along Perfume River, Trang Tien Bridge, walking roads to get more enjoyment. Overnight in Hue.
Stroll along National Highway No 1 to leave Hue for Hoi An and have chance to experience fishing life at Lang Co fishing village.
Have a stop and enjoy the fresh air at Lang Co Beach. Then you conquer the beauties of Hai Van Pass from the summit.
Go on your trip to Ba Na Hill and take cable car to reach its summit. You will visit some sites like flower garden, French villa village, Wine Tunnel. Especially, you visit the Golden Hand Bridge to catch panorama of spectacular forest and scenery.
Leave Ba Na and travel to Hoi An. No better than to have the beach from Da Nang to Hoi An chill out sandy beaches along the coastline. The rest of the day is free at your leisre.
Optional: On the way from Hue to Hoi An you can order more visiting to Son Tra Peninsula to experience the forest beauties of famous monkey island in Da Nang city. Catch the panorama of Da Nang Beach city and many other discovery.
Free wander around small roads to pass through Hoi An Ancient Town to discover its charmings. Overnight in Hoi An.
Take a stroll in Hoi An Ancient Town half a day, a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unsually well-preserved ancient streets and ancient houses.
Set out to discover on foot famous sites include the Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, Ong Pagoda, Sa Huynh Musuem, etc. Our guide will be pleased to tell you the tales behind them during every steps, every visit to the city's historical monuments. Our guide will be pleased to tell you the tales behind them to discover its hidden.
Try yourself at a workshop to learn how to make a lantern as a traditioanl way It will give you an impression experience while doing it.
Have lunch at restaurant.
Free time in the afternoon for getting more experience around Hoi An ancient town. Hoi An is famous for shopping, souvenir shops, narrow lanes through ancient town, old houses etc.
Optional tour with additional charge:
- Dinner cooking class at a restaurant in ancient town will be a great experience to learn local cuisine lessons.
- Cycling around countryside of Tra Que Organic vegetable village or Cam Thanh village to get more beautiful and tranquil life.
- Wear Ao Dai - traditional customes to take photo at the Old Town - a memorial experience.
Evening is a great time to taste local foods, Hoi An is famous for street foods along streets inside the ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Transfer to Da Nang airport for taking flight to Ho Chi Minh City, our local guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you city centre. Full day tour to Cu Chi Tunnel will bring back the past when Vietnamese aganist American in the War. Everything will suit for your expectation and taste.
Have lunch at restaurant.
Afternoon is your free time to have your own experience and visiting around Ho Chi Minh City. Famous for many French style constructions: Opera House, The Independent Palace, Notre Dame Catholic. And Cafe Do Phu to evid the hidden activities of soilders during the time finding the independent for the country with hidden tunnel. Ho Chi Minh will show you the modern life with ancient value still remains.
Optional tour with additional charge:
- Shopping at Ben Thanh Market to pleasure your hobbies with local products in Vietnam for souvenir gifts. Or catch the panorama of city from summit of Bitexco Tower as your own.
Evening is free time to make a wander around the city to get the impression of the unsleep city of Vietnam. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Mekong Delta is one of the must see in South Vietnam to discover riverlife. Take a local boat to experience the idyllic lifeline on the river. Cruising through coconut lines to discover tropical garden and try yourself in making local specialty. Homestay at a local house will give you more experience at countryside
This morning you leave hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and travel to Cai Be. Pass through Trung Luong Expressway. On arrival in Cai Be, you first visit Cai Be floating market by motor boats. Here is the chance you see the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on their vessels.
Also you can visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. You have a walk in small villages, visit fruit plantations, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Then you paddle through small canals to experience the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Reach the green pearl Tan Phong Island where you can harmony with the nature. Have lunch at local garden restaurant.
Continue your cycling this afternoon through orchards. Have chance to meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta as well as its beauties. Check in homestay.
Evening is the time for you to interact with family members and learn more of local cultures. Enjoy dinner and have homestay experience. Overnight in Tien Giang.
Immersed more in the water to discover the authentic life in Mekong Delta with tropical fruit gardens. The local boat takes you more discover its beauties and meet local friendly people.
After breakfast, you will visit the Mr Ba Duc‘s ancient house. This is one of several houses designed in the harmonious combination of two architectural styles: Vietnamese and French. Especially the shape is unique during the colonial period.
Then you will also visit a rice husking mill to learn about the process of rice production. Mekong Delta is a famous area for its own unique charm.
You can see the coconut leaves used to weave the roofs of homes. Also have chance to learn how bricks are made, your question will be solved here. Have lunch at restaurant
You leave Cai Be for return Ho Chi Minh City, en route is more chance to see beautiful scenery. You will stop to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda to discover more unique architecture.
After that you return to Ho Chi Minh city. Check in hotel and free your own dinner.
Evening is free time to make a wander around the city to get the impression of the unsleep city of Vietnam. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Private door to door transport with air-conditioned.
- Domestic Air Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh.
- Train ticket Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Ha Noi + Ninh Binh - Hue.
- Experience English speaking guide.
- Meals as mentioned above.
- Great 3 star hotel with good location selected. Buffet breakfast included at hotel.
- Ha Long Bay & Bai Tu Long cruise trip 2 days/1night on Prince Junk 4* Cruise (or similar).
- Homestay in Sapa and Mekong Delta.
- Local boat in Trang An & Mekong Delta.
- Free visa letter to Vietnam.
- Cable car to Ba Na Hill.
- Entrance fees.
- Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day.
- Bank fees if payment by credit card.
- Gov tax and service charge.
- No extra charge after final confirmation.
- 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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