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Splendor of Vietnam Tour

16/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 HanoiSapaHalong BayHueHoi AnHo Chi MinhCan ThoHo Chi Minh
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Well known as the land of culture and cuisine, Vietnam is an exciting choice for your Southeast Asia adventure. This fascinating 16 day tour trans-Vietnam will give you the valuable chance to explore a number of the world’s greatest treasures - UNESCO Heritage Sites with magnificent natural scenery, to dig deeper on cultural values, and immerse in the warmth and hospitality from the locals. From the unique cyclo trip around Hanoi Old Quarter followed by a Water Puppet Show, to the highlight of overnight cruise in Halong Bay, from the quaint ethnic life in the North - Sapa & the peaceful life in the Central – Hue and Hoi An to the vibrant Ho Chi Minh city and Mekong Delta, it is definitely the vacation of a lifetime!

Highlights

  Explore plenty of UNESCO Heritage Sites along Vietnam: Halong Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Old Citadel

  Capture unique photos of daily life when in the cyclo trip around Hanoi Old Quarter

  Escape from busy life with trekking journey to hill tribe in mountainous Sapa

  Wandering in colorful latern streets in Hoi An Ancient Town

  Comfortable stay in highly praised accommodation and cruise

  Early morning experience in the busy floating market in Mekong Delta

  Delight your sense with delicious cuisine

  Enjoy guided tours with private service

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome Dinner at... D
Day 2 Hanoi Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology,... B, L
Day 3 Hanoi, Sapa Drive to Sapa, Visit around town, Trek to Cat Cat village and learn... B, L
Day 4 Sapa Trekking to ethnic villages Lao Chai and Ta Van to learn more about... B, L
Day 5 Sapa, Hanoi Free time to explore Sapa Town, drive back to Hanoi B
Day 6 Hanoi, Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay... B, L, D
Day 7 Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Hue, Free time... B, L
Day 8 Hue Enjoy a boat trip on romantic Perfume River, visit Hue with Lady... B, L
Day 9 Hue, Hoi An Drive from Hue to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass B
Day 10 Hoi An Walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town town, visit the 400-year old... B
Day 11 Hoi An Free day for your own exploration in Hoi An Ancient Town B
Day 12 Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh Free day in Hoi An, fly to Ho Chi Minh City B
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the... B, L
Day 14 Ho Chi Minh, Ben Tre, Can Tho Explore Unique Mekong B, L
Day 15 Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh Visit Floating Market, Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City B, L
Day 16 Ho Chi Minh Tranfer to the airport for your next flight B
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    Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome Dinner at local restaurant

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties. 

At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 

After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre and you will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Watching authentic Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Vietnamese Water Puppet Show is a traditional folk art which dates back several centuries. Watching the exceptional show with the puppet moving through water by the skillful puppeters will be a special way to discover the ancient art and the countryside stories in your holiday in Hanoi. The authentic Vietnamese Water Puppet Show will take you through Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture, a good insight to farming and historical legends with colorful animated puppet and rhythmic melody from traditional instruments.

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    Dinner

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    Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature

08.00 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then you will start the Hanoi city tour 

You will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the president in Vietnamese's spirit forever. You will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda - one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature - The first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Next you will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow - speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. The tour will end at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping, relax in Hanoi.

Traditional Cyclo Trip around the Old Quarter

To epxlore the Old Quarter in Hanoi, nothing can compare to a trip by the traditional cyclo. Traditional cyclo driver will transport you around the streets at a very leisurely pace whilst the busy traffic flows around you. Through the fascinating experience of rickshaws driving around the Old Quarter, you will experience the daily life of the local. It will be a very relaxing way to see the inner city and old quarter as well as travelling around the lake and french quarter. This slow - speed tour with extremely comfortable cyclo in good condition will give your great memory for you holiday to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital.

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Great time to exploring the rich history and culture of Capital Hanoi

Hanoi - a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties - a sedate capital with rich history and the unique architecture from East to West welcomes you. Ho Chi Minh complex with the Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, etc is one of the most important sites which will help you to learn more about history, arts and architecture. Don't miss the trip to Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam and you will have chance to learn more about the education and history of Vietnam. If you are interested in the rich culture of the minorities, how about visiting Museum of Ethnology. The lively exhibition, informative messages and many interesting stories of traditions and costume will give you a fascinating glimpse into  many ethnic groups. Your visit will surely be an ideal choice in the holiday in Vietnam to to calm down from the hustle and bustle Hanoi.

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Drive to Sapa, Visit around town, Trek to Cat Cat village and learn about ethnic minority life

 07:00 AM: After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by the car of our company and you head to Sapa via the Express Way.

Arriving in Sapa, enjoy your free time at your leisure to relax, explore, sightseeing around town. In the afternoon, you will trek through the scenic valley of Cat Cat village. This is a village of H'mong ethnic minority to find out about their traditional customs, lifestyle and fairly developed agriculture with cultivation of all kinds of plants including rice, maize and sweet potato as well as seasonable fruit and vegetables. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the local families. Overnight in Sapa.

Trekking in magnificent scenery of Sapa

Get on the night train from Hanoi and welcome to Sapa –  a beautiful northern mountainous highland surrounding by magnificent nature and authentic ethnic minority lives. In Sapa, we will pass by magnificent nature scene and go trekking to remote villages where ethnic minorities live to understand their local real life & custom. The trekking route is pleasant and it is great to capture wonderful photos of fogs, rice terraces, beautiful scenery and daily residents’ life on the way. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Trekking to ethnic villages Lao Chai and Ta Van to learn more about ethnic minority

08.00 AM: After breakfast, you take about 3 - 4 hours to trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people where you meet ethnic minority to share experience, find out about culture, religion, belief, lifestyle and so on.
After the trip, you will get back to Sapa by car.

Stay overnight in Sapa.

Trekking in magnificent scenery of Sapa

Get on the night train from Hanoi and welcome to Sapa –  a beautiful northern mountainous highland surrounding by magnificent nature and authentic ethnic minority lives. In Sapa, we will pass by magnificent nature scene and go trekking to remote villages where ethnic minorities live to understand their local real life & custom. The trekking route is pleasant and it is great to capture wonderful photos of fogs, rice terraces, beautiful scenery and daily residents’ life on the way. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Free time to explore Sapa Town, drive back to Hanoi

Today is your free time in Sapa. In your free time, you can walk down the street, visit the colorful Sapa Market and walk to Sapa Lake and enjoy the fresh air here.
In the afternoon (time will be flexible and changed as requested), your driver and guide comes to your hotel and pick you up to transfer back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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    Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay overnight on cruise

08.00 AM: The driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands. 

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, you will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Experiencing kayaking in beautiful Halong Bay

When in Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, you should not miss the chance to join the outdoor activities to explore the beautiful nature in exciting experience. Kayaking - one of the most attractive choice, is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay.

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Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation

Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Halong bay is must for visitors when going to Vietnam. Speding time on your holiday to join to a cruise trip in the spectacular bay, you will  have chance to relax in the beautiful bay scenery with the excellent cruise accommodation. Moreover, when relaxing at your cabin or sitting on the upper deck; you can sight-seeing gladly, let all the worry and busy life go away while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Hue, Free time in Hue

You will continue our journey on Halong Bay in the early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on a cruise. 
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relaxsight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 
After breakfast, you will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next, keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life. 

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, you go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi.

About 04.30 PM, you will arrive at your hotel in the Old Quarter.

Our private car will wait for you at the hotel, transfer you directly to the airport for your flight to Hue. When arriving in Hue, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel by our tour guide and driver. Stay overnight in Hue.

Having a close look at the interesting life of floating villages in Halong Bay

When joining the cruise trip in Halong Bay - the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, visitors will have chance to visit the floating village by kayaking or being taken by bamboo boat trip on the water around the villages. You will have chance to get to the place where you could see the fish swimming beneath and also see the fishermen working and the local children playing happily around their floating houses. If you are interested in various cultures and different life style, it will be definitly worth a visit. 

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Visiting stunning caves in Halong Bay

Every visitors who come to Vietnam should never miss Halong Bay. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay will amaze you by not only the magnificet natural scenery but also by thousands remote islands and stunning cave. You will have chance to visit the fabulous limestone caves with mysterious stories which will beautifully highlight the rock formations. Sung Sot Cave (Surprise cave), Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave), Luon Cave, Tien Ong Cave... are ones of those most safe and beautiful caves that you may visit when in Halong Bay. There are rough stairs to climb, and the access is very easy for every visitors. 

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    Breakfast, Lunch