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Vietnam discovery 23 days

Destination:   Hanoi - Halong - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi - Bac Ninh - Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Saigon - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon - Can Tho - Saigon
Duration:  23 Days/22 Nights
Starting: Hanoi Capital, Vietnam
Ending: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
Price of the trips: US$ 3058 per person - Option 4 star hotel

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for relax, overnight at hotel VN744 at 18.15PM.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Mausoleum and Museum), One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. After lunch, visit the Hoa Lo Prison and History Museum Cyclo in the old quarter, visit the Dong Xuan Market, and enjoy the water puppet show in the afternoon.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)

Pick up at your hotel at 08.30AM after your breakfast and transfer to Halong At 12.00, the junk crews welcome guests on board at Hon Gai Wharf. Enjoy welcome drinks and check in Deluxe cabin. Lunch with fresh local seafood while cruising into Ha Long bay. Get to Vong Vieng after 2 hours. Start exploring Vong Vieng fishing village and the hidden lagoons in Bai Tu Long Bay by kayak. Back to junk to enjoy relaxing or the sunset. Dinner and overnight on board nearby Vong Vieng village( or Trinh Nu cave).

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)

Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath- taking beauty of Bay’s landscape. From 7.30 to 10.30, Serve Ala carte (Guests can order any dishes in the menu whenever they want). Around 8.00, Start discovering Ba Cua beach where the guests enjoy swimming, sunbathing or relaxing. Back to junk, arrange luggage and check out cabin while cruising back. Around 11.30: disembark. Arrive at harbor by 12:00 noon, and drive back to Hanoi stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Day 5: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi (B, L)

We drive 130km (2 hours) from Hanoi to Hoa Lu district. In Hoa Lu, we visit 2 temples which dedicated to two royal families of Vietnam in 10th century. After that, our car takes us through the magnificent countryside of North Vietnam typical with green limestone mountains jutting out of the green paddy fields. We stop at Tam Coc town for lunch. After lunch, we get on bamboo boats for the cruise on the river through the green rice paddy surrounded by ranges of green limestone mountains. After 2 hours of the rowing boat trip, we drive 2 km to Bich Dong pagodas, complex of pagodas built into limestone mountain cliffs from 15th century with unreal scenery around. After some walk to the top pagoda, we drive back to Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Hanoi (B, L)

We visit Bac Ninh Province after breakfast. But Thap Pagoda, 40 KM from Hanoi is one of the finest pagodas in the country's northern part and known as Vietnam's first Buddhist center will be the first And then, we visit the painting village of Dong Ho, known as a center of production of traditional Vietnamese woodblock prints which are sold all throughout Vietnam in time for the Lunar New Year We continue to Bac Ninh City center for lunch at restaurant with traditional folk songs. We continue with Dong Ky Carpentry Village and Do Temple before coming back Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi – Hue (B, D)

Relax in the morning and transfer to Hanoi airport for flight VN245 at 10.10AM to Hue 11.20AM: Pick up at Hue airport and transfer to hotel in Hue for checking in and relax Pick up at hotel at 17.30PM for dinner at restaurant We will have traditional fork songs show on boat on Huong River after dinner.

Day 8: Hue city tour (B, L)

AM: Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch
PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market.

Day 9: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)

Pick up at hotel after your breakfast, transfer to Hoian (150KM). We driver through Hai Van Pass, visit Lang Co Beach, Cham Museum and Marble Mounts on the way Lunch at Pho Hoi Restaurant In the afternoon, we take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market.

Day 10: Hoi An (B)

Free at leisure.

Day 11: Hoi An (B)

Free at leisure.

Day 12: Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang (B)

After your breakfast, transfer to Danang airport for flight VN335 at 11.00AM to Nhatrang
12.15: Pick up at airport in Nhatrang and transfer to hotel for checking in and relax.

Day 13: Nha Trang tour (B, L)

After breakfast we board a boat for a day trip around the coastal islands, stopping on the way at a local fishing village to observe the island life. Enjoy a seafood lunch and arrive back in town the the late afternoon and visit the Long Son Pagoda, the Pongar Cham Towers, and if possible, end the day at the Dam Market.

Day 14: Nha Trang (B)

Free at leisure.

Day 15: Nha Trang – Da Lat (B)

Drive to Dalat in the morning after breakfast Along the way, we can make stops as we please to take wonderful photographs. Check in hotel and relax.

Day 16: Da Lat (B, L)

Today, we visit Buddhist Meditation Monastery, Paradise lake, Chicken village (minority), Incense stick making Lien Khuong waterfall or Prenn waterfall (optional), Flower garden, Bao Dai’s summer palace, Crazy house and Valley of love.

Day 17: Da Lat – Saigon (B)

Check out and driver to Saigon after breakfast.

Day 18: Saigon city tour (B, L)

Full day city tour, visit Former Presidential Palace, the War Crime Museum, the central complex of architecture: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, Xa Loi Pagoda, where keeps the glass vase that on its central altar contains the heart of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who felt so strongly about the in humane treatment of his fellows that he committed suicide by burning on June 11, 1963 as a final protest, visit Ben Thanh market and China town.

Day 19: Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi (B, L)

We visit the Great Holy See temple, the Headquarter of Caodaism in the morning. After lunch, continue with Cu chi tunnels. Return to hotel by 18.30PM Overnight in Saigon.

Day 20: Saigon – Can Tho (B, L)

8:00 Pick up at hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stilhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Check in on arrival.

Day 21: Can Tho – Saigon (B, L)

8:00 After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the “monkey Bridge “in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Stop for visit & rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Drive back to Saigon for overnight.

Day 22: Saigon (B)

Whole day free for your own plan or our van and tour guide will escort you for shopping.

Day 23: Saigon departure (B)

Relax until transfer to airport for your ongoing flight 40 minutes for transferring, 2 hours for checking in procedure at airport for international flight.

US$ per person - Option 4 star hotel
Inclusions of the trip
  • Accommodation at hotels in places as indicated in program (Double share)
  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Transportation with cold water at places as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class, Vietnam Airlines
    • Hanoi – Hue
    • Danang – Nhatrang
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip at places
Exclusions of the trip
  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Visas application fees to Vietnam
  • Travel insurances

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