- Duration: 13 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places: 15 Seats
- Prix: 1014 USD PER PERSON
Let’s make a wonderful journey to cover the highlights of the country of hospitality attitude, rich cuisine and beautiful sightseeing. Set forth the tour with roaming freely around the heart of Vietnam history and culture – Hanoi. Then, go ahead to an off-beat Sapa to feel all four seasons in one day. After 2 days to explore the local, get back in a return night train before the further steps to charming destinations including World Heritage Site – Ha Long bay, and its “Halong Bay inland”- Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, the city of lanterns – Hoi An World’s Heritage town, elegant of ancient citadel - Hue and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Your thirteen day trip ends with the excursion in the amazing Mekong delta upon floating markets, sampan rides and fruit plantation.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s Airport, our driver will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in Hanoi. The rest of your day is at leisure for independent exploration – just catch a sight of the city or explore the maze of streets in the city’s fascinating centre where you are certain to find something unique to buy.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR – TRAIN TO SAPA (B/L)
The pick-up starts from 7.30 am to 8 am.
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back thousand years ago.
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, and the Old Quarter also known as the 36 streets and guilds. Also on the tour - the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. Pick-up at the hotel. Transfer to train station for a night train to Sapa.
Please note that the HCM Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.
Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Sapa (Schedule 21:50 - 06:30).
DAY 3: SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN (B/ L/ D)
Pick up at Lao Cai station transfer to Sapa for breakfast and check-in hotel (if available) 12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’ mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have the opportunity to experience their daily life, work, and original custom.
Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 4: TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA – HANOI (B/L)
Breakfast before start tour with 08 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through the bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the Car to return to Sapa by bus. Free at your leisure until 17:00.
Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi (schedule: 21:00 – 05:00)
DAY 5: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
*After arrive to Hanoi, you will be escorted to hotel for freshen up and the guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby for the tour*
In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise.
The pick-up time will start from 7.30 am to 8 am. Take a route most scenic to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Ha Long, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise
DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HANOI(B/L)
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 7: HANOI - HOA LU TAM COC (B/L) - GROUP TOUR, SHARING BUS – NIGHT TRAIN TO HUE
Today you will experience the ancient culture and history of Vietnam as well as seeing the stunning landscape and beautiful scenery when we travel to the Ninh Binh Province. This area is known as “Ha Long Bay on land” and is located 80 km South of Hanoi.
We will go for a relaxing sampan ride through the gentle and elegant landscape of plains and mountains, leading to the beautiful and mysterious Tam Coc Grottoes followed by a gentle cycle ride (4km) and boat ride to Bich Dong Cave and Pagoda. This journey takes you through breath taking scenery of rice fields and imposing mountains. We have lunch in local restaurant. Then head off to Hoa Lu, formally the capital of the Dinh and early Le dynasties between the 10th and 11thcenturies.
We will then head back to Ha Noi later in the evening. Go straight to train station for a night train to Hue - the imperial purple city.
Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hue (schedule 21:50 - 06:30).
DAY 8: STEP BACK IN TIME AT THE IMPERIAL CITY OF HUE (B/L)
In the morning you will arrive in Hue. Your guide and driver will meet you at the station and you will start your Hue exploration.
Start your trip with the exploring Imperial Citadel, the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty, which was Vietnam’s last royal dynasty. There you will visit The Royal Antiques Museum, one of the first museums in Vietnam. Many collections of ancient Hue and Royal antiques are displayed here: bronze wares, china, music instruments, royal attires and personal belongings of the Emperor family of Nguyen Dynasty. Then continue to Dong Ba market – the best place for cultural gifts and souvenirs.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the Emperors Tombs such as Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) Tomb, famous for its beauty and unique architecture style, and Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841) Tomb. On the way back to Hue you will have a stopover at the Conical Hat village to see how famous Vietnamese traditional hats Non-La are produced, and the Incense stick making village to observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incenses. Then head back to your hotel in Hue.
Overnight in Hue
DAY 9: TRAVEL FROM HUE TO HOI AN (B)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and free time until our driver come and transfer you to Hoi An by private vehicle. Check-in your hotel in Hoi An and have leisure time to explore the city on your own pace.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 10: HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B)
Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon River.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 11: HOI AN FLY TO HO CHI MINH (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy free leisure time until a private cab will transfer you to the airport for the next flight to Ho Chi Minh – called by Sai Gon – The Gem of Indochina. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and have some leisure time to get your energy back.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH –BEN TRE – CAN THO (B/L/D)
Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and start the trip to My Tho. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising around four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking in the village paths to contemplate orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and Vietnamese folk music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Be rowed in a small sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business & bee-keeping farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Break time.
The afternoon is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meeting the local people to experience their daily life in the Mekong delta. Relaxing on hammocks to enjoy the cool breeze is for those do not want to join the cycling trip. Proceed to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho
DAY 13: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel/homestay in early morning. Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River) then visit to Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of region. Walking trip to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory. Visit Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure. Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City. Then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
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***Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge 414 USD***
√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√Domestic flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax
√Sleeper cabin in night train from Hanoi to Sapa and vice versa. And from Hanoi to Hue
√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)
√Hanoi sightseeing group tour
√Sapa private tour
√Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip – group tour
√Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
√Kayak boat on Halong Bay (if any)
√Hue city tour
√Mekong Delta group tour
√All sightseeing tickets according itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√Vietnam Visa letter approval
√No extra charge after services confirmation
X International flights and departure taxes
X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am
X Other services not mentioned above
Don't be shy to drop us an inquiry email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
- Step 1: Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip.
- Step 2: Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 500 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%) or by American Express (Payment fee 3%)
- Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
- Step 4: Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us
If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. Several email exchange to confirm your final tour program.
PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT
1. Payment Process
- Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.
After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
- Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted.
2. Payment Type
- Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept American Express, Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Realistic Asia is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot.
Kindly note: Payments by credit cards or American Express we apply a service fee of 3%. If you need more details and further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
- By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.
Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
- 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 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.
- Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Realistic Asia a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.
- 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