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Vietnamgrand Discovery 25 days 24 nights

Vietnamgrand Discovery 25 days 24 nights

Vietnamgrand Discovery 25 days 24 nights
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Duration: 25 days 24 nights

Destination: Hanoi, Sapa, Hue, Hoi An, Ha Long, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh

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Summary

Taking you to the best destinations from the North to the South, the 25-day Vietnam Grand Discovery tour offers you a chance to thoroughly and deeply understand a Vietnam with a full picture of its nature, history, culture and people in various perspectives. Stay overnight on Ha long Bay cruise, discover Hoi an and surroundings and explore the waterways and lust fruit orchards of the Mekong Delta. The trip covers all highlights of Vietnam – from Hanoi’s colorful Old Quarter to the beaches of Nha Trang, the old French hill station in the central highland of Dalat and the fantastic markets of China Town in Saigon. It absolutely offers great experience for those who want to discover Vietnam in depth. Let join the journey now and feel it yourselves!

Highlights

 Visiting Hanoi Old Quarter and places of interest in Hanoi as well as discover Hanoian’s lifestyle;

 Enjoying fresh air, beautiful landscape and fresh seafood during your boat trip on Ha Long Bay.

 Immersing in tranquil atmosphere of poetic Hue city, float on Huong River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Tomb of Tu Duc King, Royal Citadel and Royal Arena;

 Exploring the architectural harmonies among Vietnam, China and Japan in ancient Hoi an town.

 Enjoying a beautiful flower garden and relaxing among comfortable atmosphere in Da Lat, Vietnam.

 Enjoy palm-lined golden sand beach – Nha Trang , Vietnam stretching for seven km.

 Discovering Ho Chi Minh City – the biggest city in Vietnam;

 Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels - an underground tunnels network as well as interesting historical stories about Vietnam War;

 Taking a boat cruise along Mekong Delta to experience daily activities of locals on the  famous river Vietnam;

 Tasting and learning Vietnamese Traditional food when visiting the local market and trying meal in restaurant of Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, etc.

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Day 1:Hanoi arrival

Arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will pick you up at the airport with a comfortable air-conditioned car and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi for check-in.

Sleep at hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa lu – Tam coc – Hanoi (B, L)

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8:00 and depart for Hoa Lu - the ancient capital of Vietnam.

Upon arrival in Hoa Lu, we will start to visit the two temples of the two first kings of Vietnam, and then take some steps to climb up the viewpoint to enjoy the panoramic view of the ancient capital, charmed by the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and temple.

After that, driver will transfer you to Tam Coc - usually called "Ha Long Bay on Land". On the way, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant before taking a 2.5-hour rowing boat trip along the Ngo Dong river passing between towering limestime peaks to visit Tam Coc (Three Caves) -  one of Vietnam's most spectacular sights. The trip makes for a truly unforgettable experience before we get back to the pier and drive back to Hanoi. This trip ends in Hanoi at around 17:30. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 3: Hanoi  city tour- night train to Sapa (B, L)

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8:30AM to start this full day city tour. We first head to the Ho Chi Minh Complex to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which is an important historical attraction of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero, and then Uncle Ho's House (House on stilt) and the One-pillar pagoda - one of the two most iconic temples in Vietnam.

The next visiting of Tran Quoc Pagoda which located on a small peninsula on the East side of West Lake, is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. We will then visit the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam, is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi, and then stop for a lunch at a local restaurant nearby.

Following the break, we will visit the Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam, one of several temples in Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. You'll next be transferred to Sword Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake. After that, we will have time to be experienced a cup of special coffee while looking down the streets, viewing the bustling life of the locals at the late afternoon. Then with the next 1- hour cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter to enjoy the daily life of local people before ending makes this day trip in Hanoi even more unforgettable.

You will have free time until 08:30 PM, our tour guide will pick you up at hotel then transfer you to the railway station to catch night train to Lao Cai.

Sleep overnight on train

 

Day 4: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Chay River (B, L)

You'll be arriving in Lao Cai station very early in the morning (around 4:30 or 5am). Our local tour guide will be waiting for you at the entrance and on tour with you. After breakfast and freshening up at one of the local restaurants, you’ll take a transfer to Bac Ha Market (about 60km from Lao Cai Station) – a market full of H’Mong colours. After visiting around, watching purchasing activities and looking for hand-made fabrics, the black smithing area, as well as the buffalo zone you’ll have lunch at a local restaurant in Bac Ha town. After lunch we drive you to Chay River to do the boat trip for 2 hours up stream to see wonderful landscape by riversides and explore ethnic villages. Car to Sapa, short break in Lao cai by the border gate with China (where the Red River runs to Vietnam and a nice temple). Our driver will transfer you to hotel in Sapa for check in, relax and free for dinner. Overnight in Sapa.

 

Day 5: Lao Chai Village – Ta Van Village - Sapa Town (B,L)

After breakfast, you’ll trek down to Lao Chai village and Ta Van Village to visit the H’Mong and Day tribes. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the bottom of the Muong Hoa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. You’ll then be transferred by a jeep or car back to Sapa. Free to rest in Sapa and have dinner.  Stay overnight in Sapa, Vietnam.

 

Day 6: Cat Cat – Sin Chai Village – bus to Hanoi (B,L)

The day starts early with a fairly easy 4 hour hike to Cat Cat Village and Sin Chai villages of Black H'Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Back to Sapa town Vietnam for check out hotel and free afternoon for shopping  before taking the express Bus back to Hanoi. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 7: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L,D)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive you to Ha Long Bay. On the way transfer, you will pass through many rice fields, buffaloes and poetic rivers. You will stop for about 15-minute-rest before arriving at Hon Gai Harbor at around noon time.

Reaching Hon Gai Harbor, you will have a short time to enjoy a welcome drink and cruise briefing. On cruising time from Bai Tu Long Bay to Cap La, lunch will be served with seafood dishes. Fresh air on bay along with spectacular landscape of limestone cliffs rising on the surface will bring you unforgettable experiences.

At Cap La, start your kayaking to explore Cap La and Tra San and you will be closer to this Natural Wonder of the world. After that, you will be back to the junk for swimming or relaxation and dinner.

Overnight will be on board.

 

Day 8:  Halong bay cruise (B, L, D)

Full day cruise giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. While on board we will be served sumptuous fresh, local seafood meals followed by a swim and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area.  When the sun comes down we drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island. Overnight on Junk.

 

Day 9: Halong bay – Hanoi – Hue flight (B/L)

 7h00; Breakfast 8h30; Roud over Bai Tu Long bay, Dragon island, Teapot island, Tortoise island, Man’s head island, Fire island, Indochina studio, Ha Long Market Chopsticks island, Bai Tho Mountain … 9: 30 :  Brunch 11;30 . We will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3.5hour journey directly to the airport for flight to Hue. The guide in Hue will pick you up, transfer to hotel, check in, relax.

 

Day 10: Hue city tour (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel, we then set out for the exploration of Hue's famous highlights, including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. We embark on a boat for cruise upstream on the Perfume River, viewing the city and the tranquil villages on the riverbank. We will walk up to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, a nicely located pagoda, overlooks the Perfume River and the beautiful scenery beyond, where you get to learn more about the Buddhism in Vietnam.  One of the most poignant displays here is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its treatment of Buddhists. Disembark the board for a visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc, built decades before its occupant's death the tomb was used as a palace retreat before the emperors final resting place. On return to the city, we then take a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market and pass many fantastic eating spots where visitors have a chance to sample some local delicacies. Overnight in Hue

 

Day 11: Hue – Danang – Hoian  (B,L)

This morning free and easy to discover Hue city by your self. Afternoon,  say good bye Hue and embark on southern bound journey to  Hoi an – the old trading town. Along the way though we will stop at Lang Co beach for coffee ( by your own ) and refreshments. From here we head up to the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Da nang city. Continuing on our way down the other side and into Da nang, Vietnam where we will stop at the beautiful Non Nuoc Beach and Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. We also visit the Marble Mountains, five sacred hills containing dozens of Buddhist shrines. Arrive in Hoi an ancient town late afternoon, check in, relax. Overnight in Hoi an , Vietnam.

 

Day 12: Hoi an – My son sanctuary (B, L)

Our tour guide will meet you up at your hotel at around 8:30 and then head to My Son Holy land. Upon your arrival at this World Heritage, you'll have chance to discover its architectural beauty as well as unique cultural values of the Cham people in Vietnam. Spending about 1 hour and a half visiting and taking nice photos at this site then you'll go back to Hoi an for lunch and break.

Following the break, we'll start the walking trip around the city to visit Hoi An attractions: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… You will also have chance to go shopping at the old town to buy some special souvenirs for friends and beloved. Return Hoi an in Vietnam for overnight.

 

Day 13: Hoian free (B)

Today there is plenty of time to discover Hoi An  by yourself. You can spend your time  walking around exploring the many Chinese assembly hallsand fascinating ancestral  homes, some of which have been occupied  by the same family for fifteen genera ions. The town is also famous for it's shops in particular it's large number of tailors. If you wanted, you could have a whole new wardrobe made for you here! You might like to take a boat ride with one of the local women across the Thu Bon River. Perhaps you would like to hire a bicycle and head off on a scenic ride to Cua Dai beach, about 4 km away. There's even the chance to improve your culinary skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson! One thing is for sure - there is no shortage of things to do in this town. Overnight in poetic Hoi an

 

Day 14: Hoian – Danang  - Nha Trang (B)

Transfer to the Danang airport for flight to Nha trang, Vietnam . Pick up at Nha trang airport, transfer to resort, check in, relax. Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 15; Nha trang island tour (B, L)

You'll start this full day trip in Nha Trang at your hotel at around 8:00 with our driver and tour guide to some islands out of the city. Out of Nha Trang in viet nam you'll first arrive in Cau Da Port and be transferred to boat to visit Hon Mun and Hon Mot Island. Those islands give perfect conditions for relaxing, swimming, fishing, scuba diving and sunbathing .By noon, you'll have lunch on boat and continue beach relaxation. We then head to Tri Nguyen Fish Farm for a short visit before cruising back to Cau Da Port and visiting the Ocean graphical Institute which brings you exciting experiences about magical images of the world under water. The trip ends at your hotel in Nha Trang at around 16:30. Overnight in Nha Trang

 

Day 16: Nha Trang relaxation (B)

Full day free  for the beach relaxation or water sport activities. Overnight at  resort in Nha Trang in Vietnam.

 

Day 17: Nha Trang relaxation (B)

Full day free  for the beach relaxation or water sport activities. Overnight at  resort in NhaTrang.

 

Day 18: Nha Trang – Dalat (B)

After breakfast at hotel we drive up to Dalat , Viet Nam and see its waterfalls, cathedral, key pagodas, Lang Biang ethnic village and the lovely old French colonial houses. Check in hotel up on arrival in Dalat and then visit the visit Emperor Bao Dai's Summer Palace that is indicative of Bao Dai's status as the puppet ruler of an occupied country. Time is on your own to explore Dalat by yourself. Remember that coffee and cake in Dalat are some of the best in Vietnam and easily to be found in any finer cafes. Overnight  at hotel in Dalat.

 

Day 19: Dalat (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel, we spend full day to discover Dalat city in beautiful vietnam. We take the cable car to visit  Truc Lam Buddhist Meditation Monastery to visit attractive Flower Garden. We will then continue with Hang Nga Crazy House, the romantic Love Valley. You'll be taken to have a look at an embroidery workshop in an attractive garden setting called “XQ Su Quan” then visit Prenn waterfalls, free at leisure. Overnight  at hotel in Dalat.

 

Day 20: Dalat – Ho chi minh (B)

After breakfast, free for leisure until flight time. Our driver will transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to hotel in city center. Free and easy to discover the dynamic city by yourself. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 21: Ho Chi Minh city (B, L)

Start our trip at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at around 8:30. Our first stop is the War Remnants Museum - a real eye-opener to a part of Vietnam’s proud history. Then we'll transfer to visit the Reunification Palace - untouched piece of history where time seems to have stood since April 30th of 1975.

After that, we will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral located in a very peaceful picturesque corner of Ho Chi Minh city, let visitors to escape the maniacal buzz of motorbikes for a few minutes. And crossing the road, we will reach the Central Post Office - a significant symbol of the city and stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby.

Following the break, we will visit Giac Lam Pagoda to get a very real experience with calm environment and a warm. You'll next take a walking around Cho Lon Market and Thien Hau pagoda, learning the daily life as well as experience like a local before ending this trip at around 17:00. Overnight at hotel in  Ho chi minh.

 

Day 22: Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu chi (B, L)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City center and then we head to Tay Ninh Province to visit Cao Dai Temple and attend a morning Caodaism ritual praying. The Temple with its ceremonies is a unique example of the combination of the Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam.

After lunch in local restaurant, we will drive to the underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during their struggle for independence - Cu Chi Tunnels. Covering nearly 250km, the tunnels system was the shelter to over 16,000 communist guerillas during the war. you’ll spend time exploring the maze of tunnels including the secret cellar-door, museum of self-made weapons, shooting range, garment-factory ammunition to deeply understand how the Vietnamese soldiers were able to survive in this tiny underground network. Then, you’ll be driven back to Saigon.  Overnight  in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 23: Ho Chi Minh – My tho – Ben Tre – Can tho (B, L)

You will be picked up at your hotel, transfer to My Tho. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery on Vietnam River from the peaceful Delta. The huge ships, which come from many different countries moving slowly, quietly along the river is what you will see at the Saigon River. Do not miss this sight! On the way you will see daily activities of local people along the river sellers and buyers bargaining, exchanging fish, the products that they got from their working on the sea. From My Tho, Vietnam you will ride on a local motor boat around Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will take a short trek and go for a rowing boat trip. You will also enjoy lunch, tropical fruit and free time  bike ride in the rural village. From there, you will continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals that are so beautiful for photography. We continue driving to Can Tho. Overnight at the hotel  in Can Tho.

 

Day 24: Can tho – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)

Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by local boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (The nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and daily activities of locals who live along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Stops at Can Tho market where a  car/van  will drive you back to Sai Gon, vietnam. Drop off at your hotel in Saigon. End of tour.

 

Day 25:Depart (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, take leisure time before leaving for the airport. Our tour guide will take you to the airport to catch flight back to your country. Trip ends

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