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Tour  > Vietnam Tour  >  Vietnam Country & People Tours  >  Vietnam Cultural Highlight 14day trip

 14DAYS, VIETNAM CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT
 Trip code:
VNCLCH14

 

 

 

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI CITY TOUR , WATER PUPPET SHOW.(D)
Arrival Hanoi, You will be met on arrival at Hanoi Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Tonight there will be a welcome diner at Vietnamese restaurant and enjoy water puppet show.
Overnight at hotel  in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B,L)
Full day city tour of Vietnam's capital. Hanoi is a unique Asian 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, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Fine Art Museum, Museum of Ethnology, and  we then take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of the Old Quater. Overnight at hotel  in Hanoi

DAY 3: HALONG BAY CRUISES (B,L,D)
Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi at 08.0am and depart to Ha Long bay with short break in Hai Duong city. Arrive in Ha Long. Boat trip cruising Ha Long Bay( 5 hours ), visiting Thien Cung and Dau Go caves, floating villages and beaches. Enjoy lunch with seafood lunch on boat. Continue boat trip enjoying scenery, take photos, swimming. Diner and overnight on boat.

DAY 4: TRAIN TO SAPA(B)
Further exploration of Halong bay.
Drive back to Hanoi. T
onight we board a soft class sleeper train to Sapa. Victoria Express, 21:30/ 05:00 (+1).Soft class sleeper trains have 4 seats to a compartment which convert into 4 sleeping bunks (2 upper/2 lower) for the overnight portion of the journey. The bunks are provided with sheet, pillow and blanket, though some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet.  Food is provided on the train but many people prefer to stock up on snacks of French rolls, cheese and fruit before departing (advised).  Bottled water, which is widely available in Vietnam, should be brought for the journey.

DAY 5: SAPA MARKET AND VILLAGES (B,L)
Arrive Laocai station around 6am there will be a transfer to Sapa, situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters and 33 km from Lao Cai. Visit local market where Black H’mong, Red Dzao, Giay , Phula, Tay minority people come in droves to buy and sell their local produces and continue to  Sapa. Today we will have pleasant trek into the scenic rice field and mountains of Sapa , there will be ample opportunity to meet with our friendly people. We then  embark on a lovely hikes through the verdant rice terraces to  the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat and Sinchai village, home to the H'mong  hill tribes minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight at hotel in Sapa

DAY 6: SAPA ETHINIC MINORITY – TRAIN BACK TO  HANOI(B,L)
Breakfast we embark on lovely hike that will take us along small paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to H'mong, and Dzay minority people.  This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you will meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. Stopping for a picnic lunch on the way, we’ll then take a visit to their traditional house in Tavan. The people here, they have become very adept at rice cultivation and, in marked contrast to the H’mong, they have a higher living standard as a result. Return to Sapa Tonight we take the overnight on train with soft bed sleeper back to Hanoi.

DAY 7: HANOI FLIGHT TO HUE (B,L)
Arrival in Hanoi  in the morning. Transfer to our hotel for breakfast and then transfer to airport for the flight to Hue. This afternoon we explore Imperial Citadel and check out amazing Dong Ba market. Tonight we stay overnight at Hue

DAY 8: HUE TOURING, SCENIC CRUISE(B,L)
Boat cruise on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang and  Tu Duc tomb.  In the afternoon drive to visit the Thanh Toan bridge. The drive takes us through quaint local villages and scenic rice field. Over night at hotel in Hue.
Please Note: Observe dress regulation when visiting the Pagoda. No shorts, singlets, low necklines or revealing clothing of any kind. It is a good idea to carry a sarong or baggy draw-string pants in your day pack that can be easily donned and removed. Overnight Hue

DAY 9: DRIVE TO DANANG VISIT MARBLE MOUNTAIN & CHAM MUSEUM (B,L)
This morning we head out on a lovely journey southbound to Hoi An. Visit to Cham Museum in Danang, where display finest Cham artefacts, statues in sandstone, marble stone in the world. We have a look at a craft village before arriving in Hoi An. Hoi An is a charming little township. Between the 17th and 19th centuries Hoi An was thriving international trading port. You can spend your time walking around the historic town, exploring the many Chinese assembly halls and fascinating ancestral homes, some of which have been occupied by the same family for fifteen generations. The riverside market is always a hive of activity, especially in the early morning when the day’s catch arrives. One thing for sure, there is no shortage of things to do in this town! Overnight Hoi An.

DAY 10: HOIAN TOURING(B,L)
Whole day to explore charming little township of Hoian including old quarter, Japanese bridge and Thubon river. Walking amongst old streets and lane to visit old houses dating back to 300 year ago. There are many things to see and do in Hanoi, one thing we can be sure you never feel bored while being in this lovely town.

DAY 11: HOIAN  CULINARY DELIGHT,AT LEISURE (B)
Morning attend the cookery course and study the art of vietnamese cusine and enjoy lunch. Afternoon tt leisure to enjoy the prime beach or shopping to your delights in Hoian most popular tailor shop.Over night at Hoi an hotel.

DAY 12: FLIGHT TO SAIGON, AFTERNOON CITY TOUR (B,L)
Transfer to airport for  flight VN 321, 08:20//09:30 to HCMC. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.  This afternoon: We will do the city tour of Saigon, whichi  include Presidential palace, War Crime museum, and China town.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

DAY 13: EXURSION TO CUCHI TUNNELS & CAODAI TEMPLES (B,L)
Breakfast and depart to Tay Ninh , the head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On return trip we also make stop to explore Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 14: SAIGON DEPARTURE(B)
Day at leisure until the departure transfer to airport for your departure flight home.
               
 

TRIP INCLUDES:
ü Accommodation in  twin/double share rooms with air-condition and private bath room
ü All transportation and transfers
ü Meals as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
ü Tours with English speaking guide
ü Domestic airfares Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Saigon
ü Domestic airport tax
ü Superior berth on Victoria train Hanoi- Lao Cai - Hanoi
ü Entrance fees, boat fees,

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TRIP EXCLUDES:
ü International airfare& airport taxes
ü Travel insurance
ü Visa and visa arrangement
ü Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and
ü Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking) ,
ü Personal expenses
ü Tips & gratuities

 

 

 

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