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hue_big_27Tour duration: 21 days / 20 nights
Tour code: VNCL-23
Depart from: Hanoi
Stop off: Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Code: VNCL-23
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Hoi An - My Son santuary - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta - My Tho - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh - Dalat - Mui Ne beach - Ho Chi Minh departure
Tour Duration: 21 days / 20 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi city tours - Lao Cai
Day 03: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai village
Day 04: Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa
Day 05: Sapa - Markets tour - Lao Cai
Day 06: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 07: Halong bay - Hanoi - Hue
Day 08: Hue city tour
Day 09: Hue - Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An - My Son santuary
Day 11: Hoi An free & easy
Day 12: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta - My Tho
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh - Dalat
Day 16: Dalat city tour
Day 17: Dalat - Mui Ne
Day 18: Mui Ne (Phan Thiet)
Day 19: Mui Ne (Phan Thiet)
Day 20: Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh
Day 21: Ho Chi Minh departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, you are warmly welcome by Asiana Travel local guide and picked up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOURS - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
Today we enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we enjoy a fantastic traditional Water Puppet show. After dinner we transfer to Hanoi Railways station to take overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 03: LAO CAI - SAPA - CAT CAT & SIN CHAI VILLAGE
Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings. After breakfast at a local restaurant, take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, take a light trek (escorted with private bus) to discover Sapa's quaint hill tribe villages (Cat Cat and Sin Chai). Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 04: LAO CHAI - TAVAN - SAPA
After breakfast, drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the mountain, terraced rice fields, learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa, free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 05: SAPA - MARKET TOURS - LAO CAI - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI
This morning, we drive to visit colorful weekly ethnic markets. Schedules are as below:
Can Cau - Saturdays
Bac Ha or Muong Hum or Muong Khuong - Sundays
Cao Son - Wednesdays
Coc Ly - Tuesdays
In the afternoon, transfer back to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 06: HANOI - HALONG BAY
At 05h00 early morning arrival at Hanoi Railway station, transfer to have breakfast at local restaurant then depart for Halong bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 07: HALONG BAY - HANOI - HUE
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi airport for the short flight  VN1545 (20h10 - 21h20) to Hue. Pick up on your arrival and transfer to your hotel and overnight in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 08: HUE CITY TOURS
Morning cruise leisurely along the romantic Perfume River visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda, Citadel  and the Imperial tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang. Free at your leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 09: HUE - DANANG - HOI AN
Morning transfer to Hoi An, visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain on the way. Check in on arrival, free time at leisure to explore the town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 10: HOI AN - MY SON SANCTUARY - HOI AN
Transfer from Hoi An to My Son holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. Drive back to Hoi An, visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 11: HOI AN FREE & EASY
Whole day free at your leisure to swim at Cua Dai beach or explore the ancient town on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 12: HOI AN - DANANG - HO CHI MINH CITY
After the breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight VN1317 (13h30 - 14h40) to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure to explore the city. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH
At around 08h00, we leave Sai Gon for My Tho. Upon arrival, board a motorboat and head out on the mighty Mekong to Xuan Dong Islet. In contrast to many of the overly visited Mekong islands, we choose Xuan Dong for its quieter, less crowded, and more authentic slice of Mekong life. Hop on a bike and savor the leisurely time to explore and pedal through this green and unspoiled island. Make frequent stops for photos and glimpses and of the daily lives of local villagers. We'll then take a small boat as you are rowed quietly along the thick mangroves of Vam Xep, a small canal with little village houses dotted along its sides. Get off the boat to enjoy some honeyed tea at the 'Coconut Artisan' village to check out the workshops where a range of coconut husk and fiber products are skillfully handcrafted. We next take a small sampan along Vam Chua canal, gliding peacefully along the hidden waterways surrounded by immense variety of tropical plants. The quiet, rural setting is a welcome and restorative retreat to the frenetic buzz of Sai Gon which seems far, far away. We then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. At last we'll reboard the boat to head back to Ho Chi Minh and start the drive through the fields and towns of the Mekong delta. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH - TAY NINH - CU CHI TUNNELS
Heading out of town we drive north to visit the head quarter of Cao Dai sect in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. On arrival we see the ornate temple and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city for overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 15: HO CHI MINH - DALAT
After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for the short flight VN1382 (14h10 - 15h00) to Dalat - the charming city located at an elevation of 1500 metres above sealevel. It is used to be a favourite retreat in colonial times and boasts many old French villas and other historic buildings. Pick up on your arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Dalat.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 16: DALAT CITY TOURS
Today you will visit some of the most interesting sights of Dalat. You will visit the former "palace" of the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, Bao Dai. You will also visit the very colorful local market, stacked with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, grown in planations around Dalat. Thanks to its temperate climate the mountains around Dalat are ideal for growing vegetables and flowers. One of the main attractions for local tourists is the "Valley of Love", worth a visit just for the peculiar sight of Vietnamese cowboys. Finally, you will make short ride on the last part of the "cremailliere" railway to the village Trai Mat. Overnight in Dalat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 17: DALAT - MUI NE (PHAN THIET)
Morning transfer to Phan Thiet - once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for beach holidays, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight Phan Thiet.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 18 & 19: MUI NE FREE & EASY
Days free at leisure for visiting famous sand dunes, fishing villages or just relaxing on resort’s private beach. Overnight in Muine.
Meals included: Breakfasts
 
DAY 20: PHAN THIET - HO CHI MINH CITY
After the breakfast, free at your leisure until transfer back to Ho Chi Minh. Check in hotel on arrival and free to relax. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 21: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, you are free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi with 4 persons per A/C cabin
  • Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
  • Domestic air ticket Hanoi - Hue // Danang - Ho Chi Minh // Ho Chi Minh - Dalat with economy class and airport taxes
  • Boat trip as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guides
  • All meals list in the itinerary at local restaurant
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • All optional programs
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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