- Duration: 15 DAYS
- Location: HANOI/ MAI CHAU/ HALONG BAY/ HUE/ HOI AN/ MEKONG DELTA/ HO CHI MINH CITY
- Places: PRIVATE TOUR
- Prix: Adventure
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.
|Mai Chau||Mai Chau HideAway||http://maichauhideaway.com/|
|Ha Long Bay||V-Spirit Premier Cruise||https://www.vspiritpremiercruises.com/|
|Hoi An||Hoi An Eco Lodge||https://hoianecolodge.com/|
|Mekong Delta||Mekong EcoLodge||http://www.mekongecolodge.com.vn/|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Alagon D'Antique Hotel & Spa||https://www.alagonhotels.com/|
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√ 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
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