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16 Days Vietnam Explorer

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16 days/ 15 nights

Route: Hanoi - Halong - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh & Hoa Lu - Hue - Bach Ma National Park - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Dalat - Saigon





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Highlights include the wonders of Ha Long Bay, now listed as a World Heritage site, the capital city of Hanoi with its fascinating One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Continue to Hue, the Imperial City in the 18th and 19th centuries, Cham Mesuem and Marble Mountain at Danang, and finishing at the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi (D )
Pick up at the airport and then transfer to the hotel by private car with English\French speaking guide. Free time. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 : Hanoi city tour ( B, L )
8h00 Visit Ngoc Son temple, coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarters, pass by Dong Xuan market then continue to the Old Citadel. Stop for visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch.
PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi ( B, L )
Breakfast at the hotel. 8h00 depart to Halong bay. Take 4hour boat trip give you a chance to enjoy the breath-taking beauty of Halong Bay - the World's Natural Wonder. Afternoon, back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi - Mai Chau ( B, L )
8h00 depart from your hotel in Hanoi. Four-hour drive to Mai Chau. After lunch we go to the H'mong village of Sa Linh 1 hour away. From here we will start our trek to the village of Hang Kia, a 2.5-hour walk. Our hosts for this evening will be the Hmong minority people. Overnight at the village in Maichau.
Day 5 : Mai Chau - Ninh Binh ( B, L )
Following breakfast we trek for around two hours to the village of Khoe where we are met by our vehicle that will take us south along highway 15 to Ba Thuoc and then east along country lanes to the town of Ninh Binh. Arriving in Ninh Binh late in the afternoon we will check into our hotel. Overnight at hotel in NinhBinh.
Day 6 : Hoa Lu - Tamcoc - Hue ( B, L ) ( Night train - Soft sleeper)
Am: visit HoaLu citadel, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the Dinh and Le dynasties. In the afternoon, have 3 hours boat trip to explore Tam Coc (Three Grotoes).
Late this afternoon we catch the train to the old imperial city of Hue. Overnight on train - soft sleeper first class.
Day 7 : Visit Hue ( B, L )
Arriving in Hue at around 9:00 a.m. Pick up and transfer to hotel.
Then, the driver and guide will take you to the boat landing on the river to make a trip on Perfume river for visiting Thien Mu pagoda. Along the river on dragon boat you will enjoy the tranquil feeling with two sides of green banks’ river and see the daily life of local people.  Next you will be transferred back Hue city centre to visit the Imperial Citadel where Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 with numerous of attractive places to see like Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Thai Hoa Palace.
Have break for having lunch at restaurant.
This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like Tu Duc tomb, are back hotel around 5.00 pm. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 8 : Hue - Bach Ma National Park  - Hoi An ( B, L)
7:00 AM Tour guide & Driver pick you up at your hotel.
We arrive Bach Ma National Park to visit Exhibition Center, enjoy to many thrilling games (the fee not included).  
Then, we discover the top of  Bach Ma with a height of 1450m above the sea. From the Sea-view Tower ( Hai Vong Dai ) and Bell Tower, we can see a whole view of moutains, lagoons, ocean and Vietnamese countryside also. Have a quote that: “ Don’t take away anything except photos and don’t leave anything except your footprint”.
Have lunch at the Bach Ma restaurant.
In the Afternoon:Continue to through primary forest  along with the trails to Ngu Ho, the place with five small lakes, where is you can jump down and take the time for relaxing. The last but not less to enjoy the majestic of Do Quyen waterfall. It is full of Rhododendron, one of the flowes scene is very popular in many temperate climates countries because of its gentle beauty. Its grow more in the high mountains. Rhododendron rich variety of types, sizes and colors.
Continue to Hoi An. Check in arriving. Night in Hoi An.
Day 9 : Hoi An old town  ( B, L )
In the morning, We will arrange a boad trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages ( Thanh Ha pottery village, Kim Bong carpentry village). Continue to visit Lantern village . Here you will have a brief introduction into the history, shape, and color of the lanterns, as well as the many stages of making them. You can make your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir.
Continue half day to explore Hoian town: the Japanese Covered Bridge-the symbol of Hoian. Step back in time to discover the Chinese street with stunning Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung old house typical of Hoian original architecture. We then visit Hoi An vibrant market and ancient port to explore the rythm of local daily life and savor the true color, flavor and taste of the oriental. Finally, we visit Phuc Thanh Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hoi An built in 1454 with Chinese bonze. Drop off at hotel. Night in Hoi An
Day 10 : Hoian - Danang - Nha Trang ( B, L ) ( Flight )
Being transfered to the airport for the flight to the Beach City of Nha Trang. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Nhatrang. Short visit to the Ponagar cham Tower, LongSon pagoda . Relax and free time at the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Nha Trang ( B, L )
Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest.Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling "Mini beach". Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore. Night in Nha Trang
Day 12 : Nha Trang - Dalat ( B, L )
After breakfast, drive to Da Lat - the jewel of the Central Highlands. It is featured by a park-like environment, with lovely temperature 15°-24°C and sunlight all year round, which create numerous waterfalls, pinewood hills, lakes and evergreen forests and gardens. Check in arriving
Afternoon, Going to visit Lat village - a village of Lat ethnic minority nearby the Langbiang Mountain. On the way, view the sight of Da Lat suburb gardener, could climb and conquer the summit of the Langbiang Mountain. Then to visit Vang Spring, Bac Spring, Dankia Lake.Night in Dalat
Day 13 : Dalat ( B, L)
Morning: 8:00 am pick up at hotel and visit Prenn Waterfall & DaLanta waterfall-  2 of the many famous waterfalls in Dalat, . Then visit Truc Lam Buddhist Meditation Monastery & Paradise lake and the Robin hill by cable car Visit the Palace of Bao Dai (the last king of Vietnam,) then back to the hotel for lunch.
Afternoon: Visit Crazy house, Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Flower garden . Night in Dalat
Day 14 : Dalat - Ho Chi Minh ( B, L )
Pick up and drive directly to Saigon . On the way stop at Bao Loc pass and Coffee and tea plant. Arirve in Sai Gon in the afternoon. Night in Saigon
Day 15 : Ho Chi Minh ( B, L )
Am: half day city tour to visit Reunification Palace, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and the Ben Thanh markets. Free time for shopping and relaxing in the afternoon. Night in HoChiMinh.
Day 16 : Ho Chi Minh ( B )
Free time until transfer you to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam. End tour.

All prices quoted in USD per person valid 30 Oct  2018

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Trip Prices Include :
- 14 nights accommodation in twin sharing room.
- Daily breakfast.
- Half board meal as specified in itinerary ( B = Breakfast, L = lunch ) and dinner in BachMa National Park
- Domestic flight from Danang to Nha Trang (one way) by Vietnam Airlines
- 1 Night on Train : Hanoi -Hue ( First Soft sleeper )
- Private boat trip in Halong bay, Hoalu , Hue and Nhatrang
- Transfer and tour by private air conditioning car with English or French Speaking guide as stated in itinerary.
- Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
- Entrance fees and permits during guided excursions

Trip Prices Do Not Include :

- All insurance & airport tax.
- Visa to Vietnam
- Dinners
- Other tour & meals than mentioned in program.
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry and gratuity etc.

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