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  • Duration: 15 DAYS
  • Location: HANOI/ MAI CHAU/ HALONG BAY/ HUE/ HOI AN/ MEKONG DELTA/ HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Places: PRIVATE TOUR
  • Prix: Adventure
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Discover the many faces of this dynamic country as you explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter, cruise Ha Long Bay, pedal rural Mai Chau, uncover Hue’s imperial heritage, soak up the magical atmosphere of Hoi An and bustling street of Ho Chi Minh City. Our Vietnam Eco Tour will take you into local life against contrasting backdrops of rolling countryside and cityscapes. Discover the peaceful face of Hanoi and interact with warm-smile locals in Ba Vi. Drive a couple of hours to the beautiful Mai Chau valley. Work your legs with a cycle through the rolling hills, with waves of vivid green rice paddies and learn more about the region’s enduring traditions. Then set sail in Bai Tu Long Bay, explore magnificent caves and beaches in the less-visited region of Halong Bay, where 3,000 limestone karsts jut forth from emerald waters.  Travel to the central of Vietnam and discover the ancient citadel of Hue on a very special transportation back in the day - a cyclo. Then hop embark on a basket boat and learn how local people fishing using their own technique. Down to the Southern part and the heat is going strong, head away from the bright city lights and take things at a more leisurely pace in the Mekong Delta where you'll visit an authentic floating market, visit magnificent bonsai gardens and learn from the locals about life in the region.

DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM – HANOI ARRIVAL (B)

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by the private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag.  You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.  After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep. 

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: BA VI ECO TOUR – TRANSFER TO MAI CHAU (B/L)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide and travel to Ba Vi, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and lived during those hard times.  He is also a green tea expert, you will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and will join the locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host Mrs Chin and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, you will wander around the village and mingle with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the lake. Stop at another host family for foot bathing prepared by the recipes of Muong ethnic group and have relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river.

Then our driver will take you to Mai Chau Village.

Overnight in Mai Chau Hideaway

DAY 3: CYCLING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE (B/L)

The mesmerizing journey will take you a chance to get immersed in the natural and cultural beauties of Mai Chau in just one day. The spectacular landscapes with soaring mountains, green paddy fields, nice traditional houses on stilts

together uniquely cultural features of Thai ethnic people that less affected by modern life will bring you an unforgettable memory.

8:30 AM: departing from Mai Chau hideaway.

9:15 AM: Cycling crossing Na Phon, Na Meo, Xo, Buoc, Xam Khoe, Mai Hich, Chieng Chau.

12:00 PM: having lunch in Buoc Village

1:00 PM: after lunch, we continue to head to Xam Khoe Village, Mai Hich Village, Chieng Chau Village, to indulge in the daily life of people there that remains unchanged through many generations.

4:30 PM: end of services

Overnight in Mai Chau Hideaway

DAY 4: KAYAKING TOUR (B/L)

The trip offers great opportunity to discover Da River ( Black River) as the HaLong Bay on mountain with 47 limestone and dolomite islets sprinkled over an area of 2.760.000 square meter. During the tour you could get Da River closer to feel and touch. Kayaking is the best way to explore the beauty of the River. You paddle through islets, visit fishing village, meet and talk with local fisher-man, exploring fairy pond.

Paddling will no doubt leave you hungry for lunch! We'll set you up with a picnic lunch on the traditional boat. After lunch grab a drink, enjoy a nap, or play photographer through new areas of the River. We'll arrive the hotel by kayak, traditional Boat is a backup plans when you “ exhaust”

9:00 am: Kayak on the River and exploring fairy pond in the morning

12:30pm: Having Lunch , Relax then Kayak in the afternoon

4:00pm: Back to MaiChau HideAway

Overnight in Mai Chau Hideaway

DAY 5: MAI CHAU – TRANSFER TO HANOI (B)

Have a breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy your rest of time in Mai Chau then our driver will pick you up to Hanoi

Check in hotel and overnight in Hanoi

DAY 6: HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE  (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you’ll take a 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay, one of the great natural of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the junk for check-in and enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. At the same time, you can behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water. After lunch you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. In the evening, you can join night fishing with locals.

Overnight on board.

DAY 7: MORNING ON  HALONG BAY –BACK TO  HANOI (B/L)

In the morning, your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea to explore the beauty of Halong Bay before disembarking time. Joining some more activities on boat and then checking out cabin. The early lunch will be served before getting back to the main dock and back to Ha Noi

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 8: TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO HUE CITY (B)

Have a breakfast at your hotel and some rest and free time until you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Overnight in Hue

DAY 9: EXPLORE THE IMPERIAL CITADEL BY CLYCLO  (B/L)

08:00 Start your tour of Hue with a visit to the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument take a cyclo ride through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax, full of lotus flowers in Summer, there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. Drive onto Thien Mu Pagoda, constructed in 1601, the 21-metre tall tower is the centrepiece of the pagoda.

This afternoon, depart for the Mausoleum of Tu Duc, built decades before its occupant's death, the tomb was used as a palace retreat before becoming the Emperors’ resting place.

Continue to Khai Dinh’s Tomb which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. If you wish, before visiting the tombs pass the city’s vibrant Dong Ba Market where a huge array of fresh produce is on offer.

Overnight in Hue.

DAY 10: VISIT VIETNAM MOST PICTURESQUE OLD TOWN - HOI AN (B)

Have breakfast at hotel and get ready for the 3 hours trip from Hue to Hoi An by private vehicle.

Upon arrival you will have free time. You could spend time at the beach or to explore this romantic and charming town. We recommend you to have a walk around the Hoi An in the evening, when the Old Town in Hoi An transforms into a mystical row of lights and lanterns.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 11: HOI AN ECO TOUR  (B/L)

Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am and take you for a cycle trip to the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also take a paddle boat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 12: TRAVEL FROM HOI AN TO HO CHI MINH CITY - FLIGHT INCLUDED (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel, have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After hotel check in have some leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 13: EXCURSION ON MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA – OVERNIGHT IN MEKONG (B/L/D)

Depart from Ho Chi Minh city (clients’ own arrangement of land transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be: approx. 120km). Arrive Cai Be, greeting at Cai Be harbor and boat trip transfer to Mekong Lodge. Check-in accommodation

Daily lunch is served in the nice restaurant with the Vietnamese day-menu. Afterward, from 14h30pm: bike trip to Tan Phong island: visit some local handicraft: handmade banana leaves hammock, thatched from water coconut leaves, daily house products being made from water hyacinth, free fruit tasting & Vietnamese folk music. Then take small rowing boat to small canal (approx 30’). Cooking demonstration in the evening & dinner in restaurant.

-Riverside Bar are open until mid-night

O vernight in Mekong Ecolodge

DAY 14: DISCOVER THE FLOATING MARKET -  HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Have a breakfast in the restaurant.Then from 08:00 am: boat trip to Cai Be market, visit handicraft villages, then transferred to Mekong Lodge. Check out your accommodation and ready for getting back Ho Chi Minh City

Afterward, our boat trip transfer to Cai Be harbor and our bus will take you to Ho Chi Minh City

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 15: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE -  HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B )

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones.  Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.

DESTINATIONHOTELWEBSITE
HanoiTirant Hotelhttp://www.tiranthotel.com/
Mai ChauMai Chau HideAwayhttp://maichauhideaway.com/
Ha Long BayV-Spirit Premier Cruisehttps://www.vspiritpremiercruises.com/
HueHue EcoLodgehttp://hue.ecolodge.asia/
Hoi AnHoi An Eco Lodgehttps://hoianecolodge.com/
Mekong DeltaMekong EcoLodgehttp://www.mekongecolodge.com.vn/
Ho Chi Minh CityAlagon D'Antique Hotel & Spahttps://www.alagonhotels.com/

INCLUSIVE:

Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

All transportation mentioned above

Domestic flight from Hanoi to Hue and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax, operated by Vietjet or similar

Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

Experienced English speaking guide

Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary

√ Vietnam visa letter approval

Tissues and water on coach

Service charges and government tax

Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE:

X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Public holiday surcharge (if any)

X Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Cambodia: $30/person; Vietnam: $25/person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am

X Other services not mentioned above

BOOKING PROCESS

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PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT

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CANCELLATION

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  • 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
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  • 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE

  • Realistic Asia demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Realistic Asia reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
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OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

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