Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (Dinner)
Upon arrival in Hanoi – capital of Vietnam, you will be greeted by our Local Guide and transferred to hotel for check-in procedure.
Enjoy a Vietnam’s must-see cultural spectacle – The Quintessence of Tonkin show (optional) and have dinner in a nice restaurant.
Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Morning, take part in Hanoi City Tour, firstly visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum (outside view on Monday and Friday), his House on stilts, and photo stop at the Presidential palace while learning about his life and revolutionary activities.
Visit One Pillar pagoda before boarding the bus to drive to Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple. Take the 1 hour cyclo tour around the Old quarter through its streets which are named after the guilds that used to represent the traditional crafts such as Hang Bac (Silver Street), Hang Gai (Silk Street), Hang Tre (Bamboo Street) etc…
Have dinner before going to station for the night train to Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive early in the morning at Lao Cai train station. After breakfast at local restaurant, take coach to the famous markets: Tuesday Coc Ly Fair, Wednesday Cao Son market, Thursday Lung Khau Nhin Fair, Saturday Can Cau Fair, Sunday Bac Ha Fair. Enjoy watching different minority peoples (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, Ha Nhi, Nung…) in their colorful costumes, gathering to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere. This is the weekly chance for the minorities to meet, share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another's experience.
Say goodbye to the market and get down onto Sapa town, then have lunch at the sky-view restaurant. After that, you are free at your own either explore Sapa town or stay at hotel.
Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, you will have some trekking in mountainous area. This trekking tour is from Sapa to Cat Cat then onto Sin Chai (around 4 hours). Then pick up at Sin Chai and transfer back to Sapa.
Afternoon tour to minority villages of Tavan, Lao Chai and Ham Rong Mountain, upon layer of green ridges fade into the distance, edged by sharp, rocky peaks. You will be able to see various types of flowers and local fruits at the Orchid Garden. After dinner, you will take over night train back to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Pick up from trainstation then transfer to hotel for breakfast and a short rest. After that depart for airport.
Upon arrival in Danang you will be met and transferred to Hoi An. In the afternoon you will go on a guided walking tour of Hoi An, a former trading post of seafaring Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese merchants, a center for traditional architecture, tailored clothes and beautiful modern art.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An - Danang - Hue (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Take a three-hour drive to Hue which climbs over the hills. The view from the top of the Hai Van Pass is one of the most impressive panoramic scenes in Vietnam with views over Lang Co Beach. Upon arrival in Hue, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
After check in to your hotel you will embark on a tour to see the most iconic sites of the ancient capital: famous Royal Tombs of Emperor Khai Dinh, one of the last emperors of Vietnam and Emperor Tu Duc’s extravagant tomb. Visit Dong Ba Market enroute, famous for its best conical hats in Vietnam, and Thien Mu Pagoda, a pagoda that houses one of the biggest bells in the country. If time permits, you can enjoy boat trip on Huong river.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue – HCMC (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
On this day, you will join a walking tour to visit Citadel of Hue, firstly The Ngo Mon Gate is a massive structure in front of the Hue Citadel that also served as a royal viewing platform for court ceremonies and then visit Palace of Supreme Harmony and The Mandarin Buildings. In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam.
Tonight, you will join in the special tour to explore the “Saigon by Night – Back of the Bike” and enjoy spectacular “Street Foods of Saigonese”. This will give you an unforgettable memory about Saigon – Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight in HCMC.
Day 8: HCMC (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
You will join a city tour today. Firstly to Cu Chi Tunnel -one of the branches of the 200km underground tunnels system in Cu Chi. Exploring the tunnels with local guide who's in uniform of the real guerilla during the Vietnam War.
Returning to Ho Chi Minh city for Lunch. Then transfer to visit: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market.
Have Dinner and enjoy AO Show (Optional) in the Opera House.
Overnight in HCMC.
Day 9: HCMC – Cai Be – Can Tho (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, Tour Guide will pick you up at the hotel and depart for Vinh Long. When you arrive to Cai Be, shift to a motor boat to visit a floating market. And watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Have lunch at the local restaurant.
Transfer to Can tho in the afternoon for hotel check in.
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 10: Can Tho - HCMC (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast. We board a boat to Can Tho market which is a great chance to see the authentic Cai Rang floating market with real trading going on. The Cai Rang floating market is where you can see dozens of boats selling tropical fruits not just to tourist, this might be one of your last chances to capture a bit of the old boat to boat trading atmosphere on the Mekong. Have luch at the local restaurant. Coming back to Ho Chi Minh City, then straight forward to airport.
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Price per person in USD
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(pick up from hotels in Da Nang)
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(pick up from hotels in Hoi An)
* All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles as per the itinerary
* All applicable entrance fee as per the itinerary
* Experienced English speaking guide
* Meal (1 Lunch) as stated as per the itinerary (No drink on meal)
* Complimentary 2 bottles of drinking water per pax