ST OP 03 :HANOI -HALONG- HUE-HOIAN -NHATRANG DALAT- HOCHIMINH -MEKONG or vice versa ( 14 days ) Daily departure - For Private Package Tour ( best selling )
With 14 days tours cover the spectacular of the major destination in Vietnam's important regions. Vietnam's historic past is revealed through visiting the formal royal capital of the Nguyen Dynasty in Hue and the international trading port of Hoian. An energetic eager to an urban - vibrant life is expressed while you visit the Hochiminh city and the mighty Mekong delta. While the the small city charm of Hanoi with its magnificent colonial architecture and deep-rooted traditions offers a glimpse into the old Vietnam. With 14 days tours cover the spectacular of the major destination in Vietnam's important regions. Vietnam's historic past is revealed through visiting the formal royal capital of the Nguyen Dynasty in Hue and the international trading port of Hoian. An energetic eager to an urban - vibrant life is expressed while you visit the Hochiminh city and the mighty Mekong delta. While the the small city charm of Hanoi with its magnificent colonial architecture and deep-rooted traditions offers a glimpse into the old Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Arrive at NoiBai Airport. Meeting with guide and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner featured with Vietnamese specialty. Overnight in hotel. Day 2: Hanoi half day city tour - Halong(B,L)
Your tour starts with a visit to HoChiMinh mausoleum, One pillar pagoda. The next stop is Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first college –QuocTu Giam, then roaming around HoanKiem lake. Lunch in nice restaurant then transfer to Halong bay in the afternoon. Overnight in Halong Bay. Notes:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
Day 3: Halong - Hanoi (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. 6 hours boat trip give you a chance to enjoy the breath-taking beauty of Halong Bay - the World's Natural Wonder. Afternoon back Hanoi. Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi. Day 4: Hanoi - Hue (B,L)Flight
Am : Transfer from your hotel in Hanoi to the airport. Flight VN 245 to Hue ( 12h20 -13h30 ). Pick up then transfer to your hotel in Hue.
In comparison with other ancient capitals in South East Asia, Hue city is the one that still preserves comparatively the intact appearance of a complex of the monarchic capital consisting of walls, palaces, royal tomb, etc. The Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) had it urbanized and built in systematic, philosophical and abundantly artistic ways. Every year, Hue attracts a lot of tourists coming from all over the world. The most famous tour they often choose to discover Hue which shows tourists not only special historical sites but also beautiful landscapes of the ancient city.
You take trip to visit Hue City and Khai Dinh King’s Tomb: which is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. It is located in Chau Chu mountain near Huế in Vietnam. It was built for the Nguyễn Emperor Khải Định, the twelfth king of the Nguyễn dynasty. It was built from 1920 to 1931 taking 11 years to complete. Overnight in Hue Day 5: Hue city tour (B,L ) Boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda: you get on the dragon boat. You will cruise along the Perfume River about 30 minutes. After that, the boat will stop at another boat station. Here you can freely visit Thien Mu pagoda,which is the oldest pagoda in Hue city.
Then visit Minh Mang King’s Tomb: Considered as the most majestic of all Nguyen Dynasty royal tombs, Minh Mang Tomb is a complex of 40 constructions: palaces, temples, pavilions, etc. Many say that it’s a perfect combination of man-made and natural beauty in Hue, where architecture fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. Pm: visit Imperial Citadel where Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 with numerous of attractive places to see like Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Thai Hoa Palace.
The tour ends by shopping at Dongba Market - Dong Ba market is the biggest and most significant central market of Thua Thien Hue province and the adjacent regions. Overnight at hotel in Hue. Day 6: Hue -Da Nang -Hoian(B,L )
Transfer to Danang . Spend time in LangCo beach enroute, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud). Cham Museum in Danang. Afternoon visit Marble Mountain and enjoying sea/sun bathing in DaNang beach. Arrive Hoian. Overnight in Hoian. Day 7: Hoian (B,L )
Visit Hoian - an old trading town, some 30km from Danang. Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.
You will visit : Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall Chinese, Hoian Museum and Market. Lunch at restaurant. Overnight in Hoian. Day 8: Hoian -Danang - Nha Trang(B,L )Flight
Am : Transfer from Hoian to Danang airport for flight VN 335 to NhaTrang ( 10h10 - 11h30 ), the guide will welcome you and escort you to the hotel.
Above all, nha trang is about the beautiful turquoise water, nearby islands, and the best diving in the country. nha trang is endowed with deep, quiet and warm waters all the year round, surrounded by archipelagoes, islands, mountains and white sand beaches. the 7 km white sand beach of nha trang is often called vietnam’s mediterranean Area. nha trang is sunny all year round, with an average temperature of 23°c due to northern winds.
The left of the day is open for free sea bathing at NhaTrang beach. Overnight in NhaTrang.
Day 9:Nha trang Boat trip to islands (B,L )
8h00 am: Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest.Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore. Day 10:Nhatrang -Dalat (B,L )
After breakfast, leave NhaTrang for Dalat - the charmng city in Highland. The natural beauty also inspired Vietnam's last emperor, Bao Dai, to build a summer home in Dalat in 1933. this original golf course has been redesigned and expanded to a plush 18-hole course, which consistently earns high ranks from international sporting magazines and draws golfers from all over Asia.
While some of the colonial mansions have been beautifully restored, others remain neglected, and the sight of these majestic villas, their roofs covered in moss and their tennis courts choked with weeds, lends the town a poignant air of faded elegance.
The landway from Nha trang – Dalat (around 150 km ) is very sightworthy and photogenic with pinewoods, waterfalls, farms of tea and coffee, and “Picturesque” mountain pass (“Bellevue Pass” as named by the French early 20th century!)
On arrival. Visiting the waterfall of Datanla, one of the most beautiful and imposing falls in Lam Dong and Truc Lam Zen Monastery on Phoenix Mountain, one of the most beautiful temples in Vietnam. Overnight in Dalat. Day 11: Dalat -Saigon (B,L )
Am :You visit the City Flower Garden for tourists to contemplate the glorious beauty of various types of flowers there then visit Former Palace of Emperor Bao Dai - The last Emperor of Vietnam. Lunch. Afternoon, transfer to Saigon . You will pass through many immense coffee farms and rubber forests to reach Saigon. Arrive Saigon in late afternoon.
Saigon-Hochiminh city is famous, called “Little Paris” during the French War an“The pear of the Far-East” during US war.
Check in Hotel. Free and easy and Overnight in Saigon. Day 12: Half day city tour - Cuchi (B,L)
8h00 am. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Depart from Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels (about 50km). As you know, CuChi tunnels is one of the most famous historical Vestiges of Vietnam’s national liberation War. It is network consists of over 200km of tunnels linked to the other like a Cobweb. You go to inside the tunnels which has the kitchens, food and ammunition storage caches, medic-care chambers (a small clinic), meeting room, commanding chambers ..etc. You discover the tunnels by entering inside on it, about 15 m, 30m, 60m and 100m long belong to your health. At the end of the tunnels, you can eat Cassava (called Khoai Mi), this is the main food for Vietcong people during the war.
Say goodbye the Cu Chi tunnels, it takes you by car about one and a half hour to back Saigon . You have lunch in nice restaurant.
Pm: After lunch. You will take city tour to visit Saigon-Hochiminh city:
Notre Dame Catheral, built between 1877 and 1883 by French, most of the materials were transferred from Marseille (France). Next to the Church, you walk to visit the Central Post Office, built 1886 and ended 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. Your next destination is Reunification Palace which was built in 1868, named Norodom Palace and inaugurated in 1873. In 1963, this palace was heavily destroyed by bombs. On 30 April 1975, the tanks of the liberation army entered Independence Palace. After the liberation, Independence Palace became the headquarters of the City’s military Administration Committee.
And then You can discover the activities war during US war by visiting. The War Museum in which is an interesting collection of American Weapons.
At the end of your tour with stop at Ben Thanh market, the goods in here are abundant, including almost all-domestic products. Night at Hotel. Day 13: Mytho- Mekong delta (B,L )
8h00 am. Our tourguide will pick you up at your hotel or the airport. You leave Saigon to My Tho city, about 75km, 1h30 by free way, this is the first free way in the South of Vietnam. An unforgettable way of seeing the Mekong Delta is driving along the provincial Roads down on the Southern Region of Vietnam through the Paddy rice fields, orchards and small hamlets.
On arrival in My Tho city, you’ll take a local motor boat, cross Mekong River (the biggest River in Asia, through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, its length about 4.800km long). You enjoy fresh coconut juice on the boat. Your first visit at Unicorn island where you taste the natural pure honey bee, bee pollen and Royal jelly bee. Your second visit byboat is in the Dragon Island where you can see how the local people make coconut candy and rice paper. This is the special product in the Ben Tre province. Walking on the village, you pass the Monkey Bridge, then you take the Horse Carriage about 1,5km around the village. Upon arrival at the Garden, you can eat the tropical fruits as pine-apple, water melon, longan, royal bananas. You listen to the traditional folk music, called “Cai Luong”. Next, you take a sampan, rowing boat by hand, about 2km, you can discover the rural daily life of local people inside the water coconut tree jungle. You have lunch in the Turtle Island with the special food as the “Elephant Ear fish:,..ect. Conclude your tour of the Mekong with a stop at Vinh Trang pagoda, the largest and most remarkable pagoda in the delta. Return to Saigon. Night at Hotel. Day 14: Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to airport for departure.
Rate in USD per person - Validity Until 31 Oct 2016
(Except Christmas 24 Dec 15 & New Year 31 Dec 15 & Tet Holiday 6 to 12 Feb 2016)
Tour Cost includes :
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Half board meals as indicated ( L) at the local restaurant, Vietnamese food
- Breakfast at hotel.
- 2 domestic flights : Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Nhatrang
- English or French speaking guide
- Entrance fees.
- Private Boat trip in Halong Bay, Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river in Mytho.
- Twin-share accommodation ( AC room) Tour Cost excludes:
-Personal expenses, Visa to Vietnam.
-Entrance fee for photo or video camera to the sites
-Others not mentioned in the price above
-Tips and gratitude for guide, porters and drivers