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Fascinating Vietnam

Fascinating Vietnam

Duration   15 Days/14 Nights
Departure   Thursday from Hanoi, Vietnam
Return   Hochiminh, Vietnam
Additional info     "Fascinating Vietnam Tour" will be changed to fit your travel needs
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− Amazing cruise in Halong Bay
− Scenic landscapes in Sapa hill tribe
− Cooking class and cycling in Hoian
− Incredible cruise to Cai Rang floating market
− Fascinating Vietnam Tour gives truly travel experiences across Vietnam


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  1. After reading this program, you can change the itinerary to fit your travel requirements: budget, hotels, preferences, leisure time, special needs... Our Travel Specialist will work with you to design a perfect holiday just for you. We are committed to offer you the BEST VALUE for QUALITY SERVICES and GREAT CUSTOMER CARE.
  2. Local assistance: Vietnam Hello World Travel Company Team are available all time while you are on the tour: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  3. Our Travel Specialists at Vietnam Hello World Travel Company take care of your holiday. So, you can unwind and enjoy your touring without any hassle. We are on the ground to give you the best travel experiences.
  4. Upgrade and VIP opportunities where available.
  5. Please contact us for FREE Quote, Travel Advices and Information. 

Contact person: Ms. Jennifer Pham
E-mail: sales@vietnamhelloworld.com
Hotline: + 84 - 913 063 770 (English Speaking) or + 84 - 919 568 821 (French Speaking)


"Fascinating Vietnam Tour" displays highlights from Bac Ha colorful market to Mekong Delta where we get in touch with local people. Amaze UNESCO's World Heritage Sites: Halong Bay, Hue Imperial city, Hoian Old Town. Learn about the secret of Cuchi tunnels during the Vietnam War.

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (-/-/-)
You will be welcome by our local friendly tour guide on arrival at Hanoi International Airport, then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time at leisure. 
Overnight in Hanoi. Check - in time at 02:00 pm.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour - Laocai (B/L/-)
We discover Hanoi - the charming capital of Vietnam today:
Hochiminh's mausoleum (closed on Monday & Friday, October & November) and his former house on stilt, Presidential Palace, Tran Quoc pagoda, One pillar pagoda, French colonial quarter, Temple of Literature, Hanoi Opera, Museum of Ethnology.
Then explore Hoan Kiem lake and a short walk in the Hanoi Old quarter to observe the daily life of local people.
Attend a performance of water puppet show.
Transfer to Hanoi Railways Station to catch the night train to Laocai.  Overnight on train.

Day 3: Laocai – Sapa villages (B/L/-)
Early arrival at Laocai Railways Station.
Enjoy 01hour drive to Sapa hill tribe.
AM: Visit Sapa market, short trek to Laochai & Tavan villages where we meet H’mong, Dzao, Dzay people.
PM: Explore Taphin village with Black H’mong people. Overnight in Sapa.  

Day 4: Sapa – Bacha market – Lao Cai - Hanoi (B/L/-)
Depart to Bacha market, the biggest colorful market in Laocai province, held every Sunday morning. You can see the ethnic minorities go to the market on the back-horse or on foot. The market is bustling from 09:00am to 12:30pm. Lunch on spot. Leisure trekking to surrounding villages.
Then drive back to Laocai to take the train night to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Early arrive in Hanoi, transfer to hotel for breakfast.
08:00am depart for Halong bay, 180km east of Hanoi, listed as World Heritage Area by UNESCO in 1994.
12:00 we board a traditional junk to discover the 8th World Wonder where the movie "Indochine" was realized with Catherine Deneuve, French star in the 1990's. Lunch on boat with fresh seafood. It is time to relax on the deck through the most beautiful landscapes with more than 2,000 islands and islets limestone, rising from the emerald water. Visit a natural cave, the most picturesque grotto in the bay. Swimming (if the weather permits) and relaxing on the deck.
Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Continue our excursion until lunch.
12h00 Drive back to Hanoi. Visit a workshop of potteries en route in Dong Trieu.
Upon arrival at hotel, check-in. FREE TIME. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi - Hue (B/L/-)
Morning flight to Hue.
We explore Hue, the former Royal city of the 13 ruling Nguyen dynasties: visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden city. Enjoy a boat trip on the Perfume River to discover Thien Mu pagoda, the wonderful architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue (B/L/-)
Morning: Visit Tu Duc king' mausoleum and a local market Dong Ba.
Afternoon: Explore the village producing the conical hats. We walk around Kim Long Village where you can visit the original ancient house of the former mandarin, mingle with local people and experience their daily activities in the village.
Back to the hotel. Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue - Hoian (B/L/-)
We leave Hue for Hoian via Danang.
The scenic 3 hours and half drive via Hai Van pass offers spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages. Visit Cham museum on the way. We continue further south to the charming historic city of Hoian.
Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Accommodation in Hoian

Day 10: Hoian - Kim Bong Village (B/L/-)
After breakfast, discover Hoian ancient town, known to early Western merchants, the city was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoian has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. Visit historic merchants and community houses, places of worship and Japanese bridge, market Hoian. 
Afterwards, enjoy a leisure cruise on Thu Bon river to visit Kim Bong village which is specializing in carpentry and building boats. Accommodation in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoian – Cooking & Cycling (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel,
This morning, we attend a cooking tour and class then, after lunch, enjoy an eco-tour or visit a local home and learn how to make traditional lanterns.
Back to the hotel for refreshment. Overnight in Hoian. 

Day 12: Danang - Saigon - Cuchi tunnels - Saigon (B/L/-)
Transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Saigon/Hochiminh city .
Drive to Cuchi tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to Cambodian border and was three levels deep. There are more than 200km of underground tunnels, consisting of a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. The remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the war must have been like.
Back to Saigon for lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Discover Hochiminh city (formerly Saigon), the most vibrant city in the country: visit Opera house, Notre Dame cathedral, Post Office, China town, Thien Hau pagoda, a lacquer ware workshop. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long - Can Tho (B/L/-)
Drive to Cai Be to explore the Mekong Delta. Cai Be is famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. Enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong river to floating markets, tropical orchards and home industries. Lunch at local restaurant. Disembark in Vinh Long where our driver waits for you.
Proceed to Can Tho. Accommodation in Cantho.

Day 14: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L/-)
Experience an excursion to visit Cai Rang floatting market and walk throughout the green orchard to taste some tropical fruits. Afterwards, we discover Binh Thuy ancient house in Cantho city.
Lunch at local restaurant on the way. Drive back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 15: Saigon – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel,
Leisure time until transfer to HCM/Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure flight.
"Fascinating Vietnam Tour" ends. Check-out before 12:00

Prices: from US$1,368/ person.
Please contact our Travel Specialists to book "Fascinating Vietnam Tour" today.

Including:

  • DOUBLE/ TWIN room at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • One night cruise aboard junk (NON - PRIVATE Boat) in Halong Bay
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Train tickets Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi on local train (Sleeper berth – cabin – 04 passengers)
  • Boat trips in Halong bay, Perfume River, Mekong delta
  • Private transfers by AC vehicles
  • ENGLISH Speaking Guides
  • Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch; D: Dinner) as mentioned in program

Excluding:

  • Vietnam visa and visa stamp fees
  • International airfares & airport’s taxes to/from Vietnam
  • Domestic airfares & airport taxes Economy Class with Vietnam Airlines Hanoi - Hue/Danang - Saigon
  • Tips, drinks
  • Travel insurances
  • Other personal expenses...

Hotels:

  • THIEN THAI Hotel DELUXE (***) or similar in Hanoi
  • BAITHO Junk DELUXE (***) in Halong Bay
  • BAMBOO Hotel SUPERIOR (***) in Sapa
  • ROMANCE Hotel SUPERIOR (****) or similar in Hue
  • THUY DUONG 3 Hotel SUPERIOR (***) or similar in Hoian
  • LE DUY Hotel DELUXE (***) or similar in Hochiminh city
  • KIM THO Hotel SUPERIOR (***) in Can Tho
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