16-DAY TOUR IN VIETNAM
(from: Apr 17, 2014 to: Apr 17, 2014)
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi – Private car pick you up at the airport in Hanoi. Transfer to your hotel.(no guide)
Day 2: Hanoi city tour / Lao Cai – Full day tour in Hanoi, visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (if open), Ho Chi Minh's house on stilt, One Pillar Pagoda - one of the few structures remaining from the original foundation of the city, then have a walk to visit Tran Quoc pagoda - the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi. After that transfer to visit Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo prison which has the nick name of “Hanoi Hilton”, the Old Quarter. 20:00: The taxi pick up and take you to the railway station for the night train to Lao Cai (B)
Day 3: Lao Cai / Sapa & soft trek to minorities villages – 5:00AM : arrival to LaoCai railway station. Pick up and transfer to Sapa (40 km). After breakfast at a good local restaurant visit HamRong mountain. Enjoy the folk music show, if available. Have a soft trek to visit LaoChai & TaVan minority villages (Black H'Mong & Dzay tribes). Night in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa / Lao Cai / Hanoi – After breakfast free time to discover Sapa town, visit the local market in Sapa. After lunch drive to visit Tram Ton (15 km from Sapa), the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at 1800m above sea level for enjoying the magnificence of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and overviewing spectacular landscapes of the whole area. Visit Love waterfall before driving back to LaoCai railway station for the night train back to Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi / Halong Bay (one day group tour ) – You will be picked up at railway station at early morning and taken to your hotel for a short rest and have breakfast (no room). 8:00 AM: The tour guide and shuttle bus meet you at your hotel. Drive overland to Halong City (170 km). Arrive in Halong at noon. Lunch at a restaurant. Take the boat cruise in Halong Bay - the natural world heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1994, seeing thousands of sculpted limestone islands. After the boat trip drive back to Hanoi for night. (L)
Day 6: Hanoi / Hue - Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue city which was the capital of Vietnam ruled by the Nguyen dynasty between 1802 and 1945. Afternoon visit Imperial Citadel. Night in Hue. (B)
Day 7: Hue / Danang / HoiAn – Morning visit ThienMu pagoda, the tombs of the Former Emperors MinhMang and Tu Duc.
After lunch transfer to Danang (110 km), visiting Cham museum. Then drive to Hoi An ancient town (45 km from Danang). Dinner and night in Hoi An. (B)
Day 8: Hoi An / Nha Trang – Morning tour in Hoi An, visiting the homes of former merchants, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the exotic local market… Afternoon transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Nha Trang is considered as Vietnam’s Mediterranean area. Dinner and night in Nha Trang [B] – (No guide for pick up at Nha Trang airport)
Day 9: Nha Trang – Visit Ponagar towers, Long Son pagoda, Dam market, Aquarium Institute. Late afternoon free time on the beach. Night at hotel (B)
Day 10: Nha Trang / Phan Thiet – Morning free on the beach. Afternoon drive to Phan Thiet ( about 200 km). Arrive in Phan Thiet late afternoon. (B) – No guide today
Day 11-Day 12: Phan Thiet – Free at leisure in Phan Thiet (B) – No services, except hotel with breakfast .
Day 13, Apr 22: Phan Thiet / Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC)– Free time on the beach in the morning. After lunch the private car will pick you up at your hotel and take you to HCMC for night (230 km) (B) – No guide today
Day 14: HCMC - Tour in HCMC. Visit the Reunification Hall which is the former Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Municipal Theatre (also known as the Opera House), City Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral Night in HCMC.(B)
Day 15: HCMC / My Tho / HCMC - Leave Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon) for My Thoat 8:00AM. Take two-hour drive through the rich countryside of Long An and Tien Giang Province. Upon arrival in My Tho, get on boat and begin exploring the sights along this majestic and historic branch of the mighty Mekong, the Song River. Experience the daily life in the village, being rowed in a small boat in the canal and a special visit to a local countryside traditional home. Other features include a traditional music performance and more. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon (B)
Day 16: Departure – At leisure at the airport for your departure flight. (B) – No guide
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