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Hotel, Cruise in Halong Bay and Homestay
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Government taxes and Service charges
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Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Hanoi airport, our driver will be waiting to welcome you and transfer you to hotel in the Old Quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast at the hotel.
8:00 - 8:15: We pick you up at your hotel, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum closed on Wenesday & Friday)
Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
Departure on MON, FRI
Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- milleary historic development.
Departure on TUE, WED, THU, SAT, SUNDAY
You’ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
Have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter.
Visit the Temple of literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.
Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.Come back your hotel.
Add some options: Enjoy Water Puppet Show from 15.30 to 16.15 or Electric Car or Cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Come back your hotel at around 15:00 - 15:30. Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast at hotel, driver picks up and transfer to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”.
Upon arrival, the boat crew welcome you and check in then enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. You can also behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.
Following break, depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. Overnight on board.
Starting your day with a Tai Chi session on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
After breakfast, visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village on a bamboo sampan for an hour into the village.
Short visit to Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are created.
Return to the cruise and you have around 30 minutes to fresh up and check-out cabin.
Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes in the cooking class
Have lunch on board while the cruise sails back to the harbor.
Get on bus back to Hanoi. Free time for relaxing and at 20:45 we will transfer you to the station to take the train to Lao Cai. You will spend the night in a sharing cabin, while the train head for impressive Sapa rice fields.
Optional: You can take sleeping night bus from Hanoi to Sapa. It departs at 9: 30 PM and arrive in Sapa at 4:00 AM
6:30: Pick up at Lao Cai train station when you arrive and transfer to Sapa Hotel for breakfast.
9:30: This morming you will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’ mong minority. After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have the opportunity to experience their daily life, work, and original custom. Overnight at a home stay in Ta Van village.
After breakfast, you will keep going to vistit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge and the village of Red Dao ethinic minority. After that you will go back to Sapa and free to discover the beauty of Sapa town until our driver picks you up and transfer you to Lao Cai Train station to catch the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on sharing a cabin on the train.
Optional: You can take bus at 4:00 PM from Sapa to Hanoi, you will get back to Hanoi about 9:30 PM
You arrive in Hanoi very early in the morning 5:40 AM. Our bus will pick you up at the train station to the hotel for breakfast and relax until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Hue city.
Today you are free to discover Hue city.
Overnight at hotel in Hue city.
At 09:00 our guide pick you up at your hotel. Start tour with a boat for a trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda.
Take a short drive into the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen emperors.
Visit two of the tombs of Emperors Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb before driving outside of town for a lunch of classic Hue cuisine at a restaurant.
In the afternoon, return to the center of Hue. Continue to visit Hue Citadel -the most famous site in Hue and the Forbidden Purple City
Back to hotel. Overnight in Hue.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer Hoi An. On the way, you wiill visit My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating from the 4th to 13th centuries.
In the afternoon, go back to Hotel in Hoi An for overnight.
Today, you are free at leisure to discover Hoi An or relax on the beach.
This morning you are free until our diver pick you up to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City, our tour guide and driver will pick you up to take a city tour to visit: Reunification Hall, War Crime Museum. Then go back to hotel for check in and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Breakfast, after that driver will pick you up and we start driving from Saigon through rice paddies and small villages to My Tho (70km ~ 1.5 hours)
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda – one of the most beautiful and famous landmarks in the region
Arrive, start boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stopover at Unicorn Island, take a walk around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music performed by the local people.
Visit the fruit plantation, Honey Bee Farm and try special hot tea from the farm.
After feasting on a delicious lunch, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
After breakfast at the hotel, your day is free to enjoy the city until you transfer to the airport for your next destination.