DAY 1: HO CHIMINHCITY –ARRIVAL
Welcome you at Tan Son Nhat international airport of Ho Chi Minh city ( HCMC).  Before getting to hotel, we go around the city center&"/>

Ho Chi Minh City


Tour

Hochiminh City - Cantho - Soctrang - Mekong Delta – Banmethuot - Nhatrang - Danang - Hue - Hanoi - Ninhbinh – Maichau – Son La – Dien Bien - Hanoi - Halong Bay

DAY 1: HO CHIMINHCITY –ARRIVAL
Welcome you at Tan Son Nhat international airport of Ho Chi Minh city ( HCMC).  Before getting to hotel, we go around the city center  to view some typical buildings with French constructive style : North Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall. We arrange welcome dinner on a floating restaurant which cruises along Sai Gon river, to view the HCMC’s habour at night. Night in HCMC.

DAY 2: HO CHIMINHCITY – CUCHI TUNNEL

We visit Reunification Palace, War Museum, China town, Thien Hau Temple. Visit Tay Son Lacquerware enterprise to see the artists producing their masterpieces. In the afternoon, drive to visit unbelievable Cu Chi Underground tunnel - The most famous battle field in Viet Nam war. Night in HCMC.

DAY 3: HO CHIMINHCITY – VINH LONG (MEKONG DELTA) – CAN THO
Drive to Vinh Long province, one of 12 fertile provinces of Me Kong river delta. Boat trip on the great MekongRiver to visit farmers’ houses and gardens on an well-off river islet. Enjoy fruits served by local people while listening to Tai Tu music – traditional music of the Mekong people. Transfer to Can Tho, the central city of Mekong Delta. VisitBangLangStockGarden in Thot Not District before check in hotel in Can Tho City. Overnight in Can Tho

DAY 4: CAN THO – SOC TRANG
Boat trip in early morning on Lower Branch of Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market and enjoy life activities of local people on the river. Drive to Soc Trang town in the south of Can Tho, to visit Chua Doi Pagoda (or called Bat Pagoda) - the pagoda in a bat yard. See Kh-leng Pagoda, KhmerMuseum to study the culture of Khmer people in the south Vietnam. Drive back to Can Tho. Dinner and night in Can Tho

DAY 5: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH CITY
Drive back to HCMC. On the way, we stop at Sa Dec town to see Vuon Hong ( Rose Garden ) in a small village. Visit a CaoDai temple, a strange religion in the South of Viet Nam at Long An town. Relax in the afternoon. Night in HCMC.DAY 6 : HO CHI MINH CITY – BAN ME THUOT Transfer to Ban Me Thuot (or called Buon Ma Thuot)  mountainous city in the west highland, home of elephant in Vietnam - 340 km to the North of HCMC. Lunch on the way at Dak Min town. Today we have a long driving day with endless picturesque sceneries by the road. Visit Dray Sap misty imposing water fall in the South of Ban Me Thuot. ( Optional: Evening enjoy GONG-CHIENG music- and- dance Festival of minority people) . Night in a house-on-stilt at Tuar village.( with basic condition of bed room).

DAY 6 : HO CHIMINHCITY – BAN ME THUOT
Transfer to Ban Me Thuot (or called Buon Ma Thuot)  mountainous city in the west highland, home of elephant in Vietnam - 340 km to the North of HCMC. Lunch on the way at Dak Min town. Today we have a long driving day with endless picturesque sceneries by the road. Visit Dray Sap misty imposing water fall in the South of Ban Me Thuot. ( Optional: Evening enjoy GONG-CHIENG music- and- dance Festival of minority people) . Night in a house-on-stilt at Tuar village.( with basic condition of bed room).

DAY 7: BAN ME THUOT
Drive to visit DonVillage in the far-west Vietnam for a riding elephant, visit the oldest house of M’nong people, the tomb of elephant hunting and taming King. Trekking in the Yok Don national park, to see the view of deep tropical forests and river in the park. Visit Tay Nguyen museum with collection on cultural of Tay Nguyen minority people. Overnight at hotel in Ban Me Thuot city.

DAY 8: BAN ME THUOT – NHA TRANG
Transfer to Nha Trang- the most beautiful beach in the country with white sand and blue sea, in the east of Ban Me Thuot. Relax at Nha Trang beach. Night in Nha Trang.

DAY 9: NHA TRANG CITY TOUR
We have a whole day to see the beautiful beach city. Boat trip to visit Tri Nguyen Natural Aquarium with collection of living sea - creatures. Bathing, snorkeling and fresh sea food at Hon Tam small island. Come back to mainland to visit PonagarChamTower, Long Son Pagoda. Night in Nha Trang.

DAY 10: NHA TRANG – DA NANG – HOI AN
Tranfer to Nha Trang airport for flying to Da Nang city – the biggest city in the middle of Vietnam - by VN 334 (08:35 – 9:50). VisitChamMuseum, the best collection for the history and culture of former ChampaKingdom. Visit a simple of Da Nang city : MarbleMountain, and stone carving village. Drive to Hoi An ancient town – The most bustling international port at the end of 17th century. It is well reserved until now and is a world heritage. In Hoi An, we see the PhucKienChineseTemple, Tan Ky old house which its constructive style had been mixed of Vietnam, China and Japan. Visit Japanese Chua Cau with a small pagoda built on a bridge. Night in Hoi An.

DAY 11: HOI AN – MY SON – HUE
Another World Heritage is waiting us today in the South West of Danang. It is My Son Hollyland - the religious center of PowerfulChampaKingdom from 10 th to 16 th century, with relics of temples, steles and carving statues showing a thriving life of people here at once time. Forward to Hue city through the grandiose Hai Van mountain pass running 30 km along the EastSea. Night in Hue city.

DAY 12: HUE CITY TOUR
We visit the beautiful city of the Hue Old Capital that is a precious world heritage. Boat trip along the Perfume river to visit Thien Mu royal pagoda and  Imperial Citadel of The King Nguyen dynasty. Visit King Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Mausoleum, Tu Hieu pagoda.  Relax at hotel or Thuan An beach. Night in Hue.

DAY 13: HUE – HA NOI
Visit a typical garden-house in Hue (Hue has another name as “city of garden”). Visit Dong Ba market. Transfer to Phu Bai airport for flying to Ha Noi. Welcome at Noi Bai International Airport of Hanoi capital. Get to down town of Hanoi by driving through suburban  country side of the grandiose Red River. Enjoy Water  Puppet Show – Vietnam typical traditional art in the evening. Night in Hanoi.

DAY 14: HA NOICITY TOUR
The whole day we visit the peaceful capital decorated by tree lines along streets. Joint the stream of people to visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh(Closed on Monday and Friday of every week, and closed from 1.Oct to 05.Dec of every year) and his wooden house in a respect manner towards the greatest leader of the country. Visit the Van Mieu Temple ( Temple of Literature ) – The first university of Vietnam built in 11 th century. Get to learn Vietnam history and culture at Fine Art and historical museum. Go round the Old Quarter and HoanKiemLake on a cyclo like a Lord to view the most exciting part of Hanoi. Night in Hanoi.

DAY 15: HA NOI – NINH BINH – MAI CHAU
Drive to Ninh Binh , a small town 100km to the south of Hanoi. The road leads you through the immense field of the Red River Delta. Get on small boat to go through the rice-field on a small canal  to visit TamCocCaves (considerred as Ha Long Bay – on – land).
Drive to Mai Chau,  home of the White Thai people in the mountainous area, lying to the South-West of Ha Noi. Enjoy  our dinner with  Can wine ( precious wine of the local people ). ( Optional: Enjoy special traditional music and dancing show by White Thai people). Night in a House-on-stilt at the Lac village. ( with basic condition of bed room. ).

DAY 16: MAICHAU – HOABINH – HANOI
We see the living way of people in the village. Leave Maichau for Hoa Binh town. Visit majestic hydro-electric Power Plant which produces great part of electricity for the country.  Drive back to Hanoi capital, left behind you deeply memory on the land and people of the Northen West Vietnam. Night in Hanoi.

DAY 17: HANOI – HALONGBAY – CATBAISLAND
Get to HaLongBay, one of famous World’s Natural Heritage, by driving through the striking scenery of a great rice basket in Vietnam. Do a tour by boat on the immense blue water bay to admire the beautiful islands with the extraordinary shapes evoking all kinds of animal : fighting cork, turtle, toad, monkey….We stop to visit the most beautiful Thien Cung caves in the center of an island. Lunch on the boat with fresh seafood. Night at Cat Ba islands – one of the 4 island - districts in Vietnam

DAY 18: CATBA – HAIPHONG – HANOI
Get a motorbike tour to visit TrungTrangCave by going through deep forests of Cat Ba National Park. Relax at your hotel beach. Sea food lunch. In the afternoon, get hydrofoil to HaiPhong city then drive back to Hanoi. Farewell dinner in a luxury restaurant at the HoanKiemLake. Night in Hanoi.

DAY 19: HANOI – DEPARTURE
Shopping. Transfer to Noi Bai international airport for departure

TOUR PRICE(in 2008): USD / Person in a group of :

TOUR CODE

Hotel class

1
Person

2
Persons

3
Persons

4-6
Persons

7-9
Persons

10 - 14
Persons

15 Persons + 1 FOC

Single room charge

SS 08

5 stars

5,558

3,208

2,824

2,567

2,319

2,243

2,192

1060

4 stars

4,698

2,778

2,394

2,137

1,889

1,813

1,762

630

3 stars

4,090

2,474

2,090

1,833

1,585

1,509

1,458

326

 

The above prices include: 
  1. Hotel accommodations in twin or double sharing
  2. All ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  3. Domestic air tickets and air port taxes
  4. Meals full board with Asian cuisines
  5. English, French or Chinese speaking guide.
  6. Entrance fees.
  7. Boat fees.
  8. Visa approval fee in Vietnam.
  9. Mineral water and cool facial towels during visits.

The above prices exclude: 
-        All internal airfares to and from Vietnam
-        International airport tax
-        Drinks and personal expenses.
-        3% commission charge if paying by credit cards.

NOTE: 
* The prices are based on twin-sharing room, any person who wants to stay in single room must pay single room surcharge as indicated in the tariff (except for group 1 person, single room charge already included).  

 * In Vietnam now, it is difficult to book rooms at 4 star and 5 star hotel in the big cities . So if we do not book rooms long time in advance- around 6 months in advance, hotels often request  an extra charge from the normal price ( contracted price) before confirm our room- booking.
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Days:>= 5 days
Price:1000usd - 2000usd
Start from:  Ho Chi Minh City

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