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Vietnam Hidden Charm 14 days 13 nights - from $1307 US

This tour has the same length of time as the tour “Vietnam Impression” above and you may wonder why we designed this tour? Because we would like to bring you one more choice with your 14 day travel plan in Vietnam, some travelers who come from beach cities, are not really interested in Nhatrang beach, they prefer to go up to the mountains to have some trekking, exploring hill tribe’s cultures..so this tour is what they are looking for. We replaced Nhatrang beach with Sapa mountainous town to meet their demands.
  • Victoria Sapa
  • Suite - Eden Saigon Hotel
  • Mekong Cruise - Mekong Delta Vietnam
  • Hue Citadel Vietnam
  • Cyclo in Saigon - Hochiminh city
  • Ha Long Cruise - Ha Long Bay Vietnam
  • Sapa Vietnam
  • Sapa Vietnam
  • Vietnam Photo Gallery

OUTLINED ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Hanoi. Transfer hotel
Day 2 Full day Hanoi city tour. Overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 3 Transfer to Sapa. Fullday tour trekking to Hill tribe village. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4 Free at leisure to visit Sapa on your own or take our optional tour (trekking tour, biking tour, market tour..). Transfer to Laocai to take the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Day 5 Arrive Hanoi at early morning, enjoy short stay for refreshment & breakfast before being transfered to Halong. Afternoon cruise the Halong bay. Overnight on board
Day 6 Morning Halong bay cruise. Transfer to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7 Fly to Hue, halfday city tour of Hue. Overnight in Hue
Day 8 Full day Hue city tour. Overnight in Hue
Day 9 Transfer to Hoi An, en-route visit Cham musuem, marble moutains. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10 Morning visit My Son. Afternoon enjoy walking tour of Hoian. Overnight in Hoian
Day 11 Fly to Hochiminh city. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Day 12 Fullday visit Cuchi tunnel and Hochiminh city tour. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Day 13 Day trip to visit Cai Be market in Mekong delta. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Day 14 Depart Ho Chi Minh. Transfer to airport.

EXTENSION SUGGESTIONS
 
1/Day trip to Hoalu (Ancient capital before being moved to Hanoi) & Tam Coc (Called “Dry Halong bay”) – Departing and ending in Hanoi by car (Pls see day trips & excursions, Hanoi area for pricing)
2/Day trip to DMZ (Departing and endingin Hue, by car) (Pls see day trips & excursions, Hue, Danang & Hoian area for pricing + 1 more night at hotel in Hue)
3/Nhatrang beach break (Between Danang & Saigon by airplane) - Minimum 2 nights (Pls see beach break for pricing + airfare surcharge Danang-Nhatrang-Saigon ISO Danang-Saigon : 79 USD surcharge/person)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Hanoi
On arrival in Hanoi, met and transfered to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
    
Day 2 – Hanoi city tour     Lao Cai
Enjoy a full day city tour of Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. The city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Quanh Thanh Temple and the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the edge of West Lake. After lunch in town continue to the Museum of Ethnology for your better understanding of Vietnamese nation and end the afternoon with a visit to the Lake of the Restored Sword and a cyclo ride of the Old Quarter. In the evening, enjoy dinner and take the overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train(B,L,D)

Day 3 – Lao Cai-Sapa
Early arrival at Laocai train station, chek in at Thien Hai hotel - a Standard hotel near Laocai train station for refreshment and breakfast before being transferred to Sapa at around 8:30 am (applicable for Standard class and Superior option) or transferred to Victoria Sapa hotel for refreshment at the indoor swimming pool and enjoy buffet breakfast (For Deluxe 2 & 1 options). On the way to Sapa, enjoy the view of terraced hills and mountains of Sapa. Take a full day treking tour of Sapa to visit some traditional hill tribe villages (Red Dao, Hmong hill tribe) with lunch at a local home or picnic lunch. Overnight in Sapa. (B,L)

Day 4 – Sapa-Lao Cai     Hanoi
Breakfast at your hotel. Free at leisure to explore Sapa on your own pace till late afternoon, transferred to Laocai, check in at Thien Hai hotel again for refreshment before catching the overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train. (B) (Short stay at Thien Hai applicable for all 4 options)

Note : This day, you can visit the colourful market of the hill tribes in stead of having a free day if it is on Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun as the markets are open on those day weekly (Pls see optional market tour rates below)

Day 5 – Hanoi-Halong Bay
Arrival in Hanoi at early morning. Met and transferred to Asean hotel - a Standard hotel near train station for refreshment and having breakfast, leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy swimming in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or kayaking if you wish. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Halong Bay-Hanoi   
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose! After another wonderful brunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City. Transfer back to Hanoi, arrival at Hanoi at mid-afternoon, free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi. (B,Br)

Day 7 – Hanoi      Hue
Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Hanoi airport to take a short flight to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. On arrival at Hue, met by our local guide then transferred to hotel for check in. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Dinner with Hue cuisine and Hue royal court music. Overnight in Hue(B,L,D)

Day 8 – Hue fullday tour
After brekfast, enjoy a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh then back to the city center to visit Dong Ba historic market. Overnight in Hue(B,L)

Day 9 – Hue-Hoi An
Leave Hue for Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years The scenic route passes through the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. On arrival at Danang, visit Cham museum – a collection of Cham sculptures then visit Marble mountain – a cluster of 5 marbles & limestone hills, famous for stone sculpture making & stone cutting crafts then charming Eastern sea of Vietnam before being transferred to Hoian. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Day 10 – Hoi An-My Son-Hoi An
A half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Visit the museum and the holy site then head back to Hoi An for lunch.  In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful market Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Day 11– Hoi An-Danang      Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
After breakfast, free at leisure till being transfered to Danang airport for the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals. On arrival, met by our local guide then transferred to your hotel for check-in, free for the rest of day. Overnight in HCMC(B)

Day 12 – Ho Chi Minh City–Cuchi tunnel-City tour
Depart Ho Chi Minh City at 08:00 in the morning for the drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other everyday activities. On arrival start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel. Here you can imagine how a guerrilla lived and fought in such difficult, dark and narrow environment. Back to HCMC for lunch
Enjoy city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City after lunch, still called Saigon by many locals, visit the War Museum and the former Presidential Palace, from there on you will go on foot (the car will be available at all times) to visit the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Opera House and City Hall. After this historical visit, enjoy funny shopping at Ben Thanh market if time permits. Enjoy dinner cruise on Saigon river and overnight in HCMC (B,L,D)

Day 13 –Ho Chi Minh City-Caibe floating market (Mekong delta)

Depart for Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta, and embark on a cruise to explore the delta. The tour begins with a visit of the colourful Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to some locale home factories that produce rice paste, rice popcorn and coconut candy. Proceed to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through a large network of meandering tributaries, crisscrossed with countless arroyos. Enjoy lunch at a fruit orchard before the cruise back to Cai Be pier where our vehicle is ready to transfer you back to Saigon. Arrival at late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L)    

Day 14 – Depart  Ho Chi Minh City
Departure day. Free at leisure for shopping or visiting until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for onward flight. (B)

Tour Price: 1307 USD per person ( apply for group of 2 people , If your group has more than 2 persons, pls contact us for a specific price (surely less then price for group of 2) base on the standard hotel option

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

TOUR INCLUSION
Accommodations in Twin sharing with breakfast basis at mentioned hotels or similar ones if the mentioned hotels are not available
Meals as mentioned in the program B = breakfast, Br=Brunch, L= lunch and D=dinner
English speaking local guides during the whole trip
Entrance fees for all the mentioned visits
Private air-conditioned vehicle during the whole trip
Vietnam visa approval letter – COMPLIMENTARY (Values up to 20 USD per person)
Cyclo ride and water puppet show in Hanoi
Private boat trip in Hue, Nhatrang and Mekong delta
One night on a non-private boat in Halong bay (Chartered boat request may apply surcharge)
Mineral water and cold wipe (2 small bottles+2 cold wipes per person per day)

TOUR EXCLUSION

International air tickets from/to Vietnam
Domestic air tickets Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Nhatrang-Hcmc (Total current fare : 235 USD, economy class, VN airlines - Currently valid airfare that may change without prior notice from airlines)
Vietnamese visa stamping fee (25 USD per person with Single entry and 50 USD per person with multiple entries,paid to the Immigration officers at the airport on arrival)
Meals other than mentioned
Laundry, telephone calls, tips and expenditure of a personal nature
Any services other than mentioned

ACCOMMODATION 

Location Standard option  Superior option
Hanoi  Serenade Hotel Lan Vien Hotel
Sapa Sapa Eden Hotel Chau Long Sapa
Halong Image Cruise  Pelican Cruise
Hue Romance Hotel Cammelia Hue 
Hoian Hoian Lotus Hotel Hoian Hotel
Hochiminh city Sapphire Hotel Eden Saigon Hotel

 

ACCOMMODATION ( DELUXE OPTION )

lOCATION  DELUXE OPTION 
Hanoi Hotel De L'Opera Hanoi
Sapa Victoria Sapa
Halong Indochina Sails 
Hue La Residence Hotel 
Hoian Palm Garden Resort
Hochiminh city  Caravelle Hotel 

 

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