DISCOVER REAL VIETNAM IN 18 DAYS 17 NIGHTS

DISCOVER REAL VIETNAM IN 18 DAYS 17 NIGHTS

Hanoi-Halong-Sapa-Hue-Hoi An-Nha Trang-Ho Chi Minh

Duration: 18 Days 17 nights

 

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HIGHLIGHT:

– Explore the vibrant and fascinating country of Vietnam, with stop overs in 5 top tourism centers: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.

– Take an overnight boat cruise through the spectacular Ha Long Bay with plenty of fun activities onboard and onshore, including cooking classes, squid fishing and kayaking.
– Discover colorful ethnic people in Sapa trip. If you love trekking, this is your right place.
– Visiting Imperial Palace in the poetic Hue city
– Travel and explore lovely Hoi An Town in your special way: by bike
– Relaxing in the best beach of Nha Trang
– Feel history come alive as you explore the My Son Holy Land and the Cu Chi Tunnel.
– Discover the beautiful Mekong Delta and experience local daily life by joining a day tour to the Cai Be Floating Market.
– Transport , transfers and most of your meals are taken care of for you, and your tour guide is always on hand to help.
– Your tour allows you plenty of free time to explore Vietnam at your leisure.
– All hotels are highly recommended by tourists on Tripadvisor and guidebook

Day 1 Hanoi – airport pick up – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: No)

Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.

 

Day 2 Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Majestic Cruises (Meal: B, L, D )

07:30 – 08:30 Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

08:30 Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours.

10:00 Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.

12:00 Arrive Tuan Chau harbor, Halong Bay.

12:15 Welcome to Majestic Cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, Enjoy welcome drink get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

12:30 Have Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

14:30 Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village , take rowing boat through the village or kayaking

15:30 Continued exploration the bay.

16:00 Arrival in Titop Island, participate in activities on the island (swimming, climb the mountain,…)

17.30 Back Majestic Halong cruise and relax.

18:00 Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Majestic Halong Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

19:30 Time for dinner enjoying special BBQ seafood on the cruise.

21:00 Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Majestic Cruise.

 

Day 3 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L )

06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.

07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.

08:00 Arrive Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave.

10:00 Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.

11:00 Enjoy the lunch on cruise.

12:00 Majestic Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.

12:30 Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

14:30 Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.

16:00 – 16:30 Arrive in Hanoi end your trip.

 

Day 4: Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village (B,L)

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.

Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. We recommend good local restaurants for your dinner on your own, overnight in hotel with night activities.

 

Day 5: Sapa – Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L)

7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking.

8.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.

Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours

11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.

12.00 – 15.00: Have a shower at hotel, check out and have lunch and time at leisure on your own.

15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

15.15: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15: Check in hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 6 Hanoi – Flight to Hue – Check in hotel in Hue (meal: B)

Airport transfer in Hanoi for the flight to Hue airport, We will pick up and transfer to Hotel near Imperial Palace. Check in hotel and relaxing.

 

Day 7: Hue City tour (meal: B, L)

07.45 Am, We will pick up you at your hotel & transfer to Visit 04 famous sites:

  • Minh Mang Tomb
  • Khai Dinh Tomb
  • Tu Duc Tomb

Conical Hat Making Incense Making Village.

After having lunch, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank

After you visit Thien Mu Pagoda, you get on the boat for a sight-seeing along the Perfume River. After the tour, the boat will drops off you at the Hue River Bank in the city center.

Here, you walk to your hotel.

The tour ends at 16.30

 

Day 8: Hue – Hai Van Pass – Hotel in Hoi An (meal: B, L)

A private car with English speaking driver will pick you up and transfer you to the ancient town Hoi An. On the way, he will stop for visiting Hai Van Pass and Marble Mountain.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

 

Day 9 Hoi An Eco tour – Fishermen & Palm Paradise Tour (Meal: B,L )

On the Fishermen & Palm Paradise Tour of Jack Tran Hoi An Eco Tour you will enjoy a wide range of experiences – from learning traditional fishing techniques to paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war. On this tour we provide an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. As well you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of ages.

Departure Time: 0830hr (8:30am) : Pick up at hotel by coach

Transfer to a local fishing village

Learn about daily life of Vietnamese fishermen, their families and their community

Board Jack Tran’s boat and commence cruising on the Cua Dai River

Join local fisherman on the river and enjoy hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing

Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats and join in a basket boat race

Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides

Back on-board our Jack Tran’s boat, enjoy lunch and cold beer or soft drink

Return to hotel by coach at 13:30hr (1:30pm)

 

Day 10 Hoi An – My Son holyland tour (Meal: B,L)

7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel 8:30 : Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.

9:30: Arriving in My Son – the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.

Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.

12.00: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river

13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch & End your trip!

 

Day 11: Hoi An – flight to Nha Trang beach (Meal: B)

We pick you up to the airpoert for fligh to Nha Trang beach. Be picked up and transfer to hotel in Nha Trang city.

 

Day 12: Nha Trang beach Free and Easy (Meal: B)

Free Day in Nha Trang

 

Day 13: Nha Trang beach Free and Easy (Meal: B)

Free Day in Nha Trang

 

Day 14 Nha Trang – Flight to HCMC- Pick up- check in Hotel (Meal: B )

After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 15 HCMC – Mekong delta – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long tour (Meal: B, L )

You are picked up at hotel between 7:30AM to 8:00AM and start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. For those with just a short time, this trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (3 hours drive).

After arrival in Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetations of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch at the orchard fruit garden. From here, you will have a pleasant time riding bicycles to the villages, sightseeing or relaxing on the hammock.

After lunch, take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long – a center of tropical fruit; stop in for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Go across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.

 

Day 16 HCMC – Cu Chi Tunnel Tour (Meal: B, L )

08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant

13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City

14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 17 HCMC Free day (Meal: B )

You are free after a long trip from North to South of Vietnam, if you need a tour organized please email Majestic Cruise.

 

Day 18 HCMC – Airport transfer – end the trip (Meal: B )

This day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvernirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.

If you want to extend your trip to Phu Quoc Island or Siem Reap Cambodia, please contact Majestic Cruise to book it in advance. This extra fee is optional and not included in the price.