VIETNAM NORTH MOUNTAIN TO SOUTH RIVER
Vietnam is the country of diversified geography, with mountain, river, beach and plain lying together which form a great scenic landscape. In this package tour of 11 days, Naciholidays would offer...Price from: $
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
Accommodation in hotels (twin shared room)
English speaking guide
Entrance fee to indicated sights
Meal as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
Boat trip in Mekong Delta, Halong
Cyclo ride in Ha Noi
Mineral water in car
other meals, drinks
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ha Noi, Vietnam's capital, is one thousand year old city with peaceful lakes, French styled buildings, old quarter streets, tree lined boulevards, brightly painted temples and pagodas. (If time permits) we enjoy a short cyclos ride around the old quarter streets to see the different local ways of life. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa (B)
Today we enjoy a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site contains the mausoleum of the nationâ€™s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the impressive Ethnologic Museum, dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. The beautiful West Lake and the History Museum with an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history are also highlight of our trip. We visit these sights before continuing to the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem. In front of this lake is the famous water puppet theatre where we will see a fantastic performance. Get an evening train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Day 3: Sapa (B)
Pick up at Lao Cai station and transfer to hotel in Sapa, the town in the mist of cloud. As soon as arriving in this small quiet town you will be impressed by the romantic appearance of old French architecture and the streets filled with various kinds of hilltribe's costumes up and down the hills. Have shower and then order for breakfast. After a short relax, we start trekking to Laochai and Tavan. You will trek through remote villages of Red Dao, Black H'mong and Giay ethnic groups, pass incredbly beautiful valleys and rice terraces. Have picnic lunch on the hill. After a 5-hours trek, have a short relax before our Jeep pick you up and back Sapa. Have dinner and enjoy Sapa at night with streets full of local brocade works and children in their colorful costumes walk in group and sing together. The Cathedral is worth seeing, too.
Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi (B)
Trek for Cat Cat village of Black H'Mong Group where you could witness the daily life, the traditional customs, the brocading process made by small girls or old women. Here you could also see the French Power by Cat Cat Waterfall. Pass some root hang-bridges to back Sapa town. Have lunch. In the afternoon, visiting Silver Waterfall, Dragon Jaw mountain and see garden of Mongolia, Gate of Heaven. Have dinner and take the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 5: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)
Arrive in Hanoi early in the morning. Have shower and breakfast. Transfer to Halong. Board our traditional wooden junk boat, for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or climb the steps to the top of Titov mountain for a magnificent panoramic scenery. Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board. Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Junk.
Day 6: Ha Long - Hanoi - Hoian (B/L)
For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. 8.00am: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddled by our crew and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Return to the junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you to Hanoi Airport to board the flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Morning arrive in Da Nang, transfer to Hoian. Sightseeing of Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. The tranquillity and charm of this town with its low tiled houses of Chinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of Vietnam's most delightful places. Afternoon and evening free at leisure to enjoy the town with lots of tailors, riverside cafes, restaurants in old houses... Hoian is still one of the most attractive tourist spots. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 8: Hoian - Saigon - cu chi tunnel (B)
Morning flight to Saigon. Onward to visit the incredible underground Cu chi tunnels which was the shelter of Viet Cong during the war. Afternoon city tour of Saigon including the Independence Palace, Notre Dam Cathedral and French Post office. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 9: Saigon - Mekong Delta by Le Cochinchine (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at hotel in Saigon. Then, you will be picked up to Cai Be for the 2 days/ 1 night cruising tour with Le Cochinchine. · 11h30 -12h.00 boarding LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink · Transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floating market, the mazes of waterway , local pop-rice and sweets production. · Visit of colonial buildings, old houses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers. · Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien . Lunch served on board · Embark on a pleasant walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people's activities. Visit a cottage industry , a local farm and sample seasonal fruits · Leisurely cruise on the Mekong River while taking in the beautiful scenery . · Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset. · Dinner and night on board.
Day 10 Mekong - Saigon (B, L)
Breakfast on board The morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat set sails to Cantho through tributary and canals. Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, rural and water activities in full swing. Boarding back at noon, with a welcome-back drink. 11 h00 Disembark in Cantho. The cruise concludes. Car is waiting to drive back Saigon.
Day 11: Saigon Departure (B)
Morning at leisure till time for airport.
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