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Vietnam Tour – From the North to the South 10 Days

Tour code:VTP-009

Duration:10 Days 10 Nights

Tour route:Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

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Being among the most attractive destinations located in Asia, Vietnam enjoys many favorable conditions endorsed by Nature. From the North to the South, Vietnam is shaped like a strip land of an “S” letter. With beautiful sandy beaches nearby blue sea, towering mountains and fascinating views along with a diverse of human culture, Vietnam is on the top of must-visit list. Enjoy Vietnam tour within 10 days, you can totally discover all famous destinations in Vietnam from North to South such as Hanoi, Halong bay, Sapa, Ho Chi Minh City, Cuchi tunnels & Mekong delta…

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore scenic beauties from the North to the South of Vietnam.
Discover several key heritage sites in Vietnam: Hanoi Old Quarter, colorful hill tribal cultures in Sapa, the wonder of Halong Bay and the rich land of Mekong Delta.
Enjoy leisure time in spectacular places: picturesque countryside, amazing landscapes, wonderful beaches and islands.
Experience the busy city life in big cities as well as the peaceful life of countryside.
Understanding further about the country, culture, custom and people of Vietnam
Relax at beauty spots and enjoying nature with pure fresh air, good weather, friendly local people, native cuisine, etc.

DETAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1: HANOI CITY TOUR – Night train to Sapa (L)

After having breakfast the tour guide and shuttle bus will arrive to pick up you to join Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.

Have lunch at local restaurants. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.

At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi. After your dinner, around 20.30,  Our tour assistant pick up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap train station. He will lead you to your cabin on the train. The train departs for Sapa and sleep the night on train. Travel time approx 9 hrs.

Overnight on the train – 4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)

Day 2 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van     
6h30 am, Picked up at Lao Cai Station upon your early arrival for over an hour drive uphill in a shared mini van to Sapa. After freshen up and Breakfast in a local restaurant you will have free time enjoy a free walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir. Back to our Sapa office at about 9 am and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. You will follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic Lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. 
• Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner included     
• Accommodation: Private bungalow in Ta Van Village   
 
Day 3 : Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Overnight train to Hanoi   
Leaving Ta Van village after Breakfast, you will take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice field and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall, enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao peoples which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friend with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality you will cross the river by another suspension bridge and then uphill again to Su Pan village where you will pay visiting to a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather for exchanging experience and skill of making handicrafts. A late Lunch will be prepare here nearby this center and then you have time relaxing as well as getting acquaintance with local school boys, girls and their teachers as well.
Later a short drive will take you back to Sapa, take a shower and enjoy about two hours free time in Sapa before transfer down hill to Lao Cai station to take the overnight train back to Hanoi, which arrives early next morning and the trip ends.     
• Breakfast & Picnic Lunch included, Dinner on your own      
• Overnight on the train   

Overnight on the train – 4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)

DAY 4 : HANOI – HALONG BAY (L,D)

Around 5:00 AM, you will arrive Hanoi. Our guide will pick you up at station then take you to hotel. You will have free time to relax and have breakfast before starting Halong Bay Tour.

8:00- 8h30: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Swan Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Enjoin Gala dinner of cruise.

Overnight onboard with Swan Cruise –  deluxe cabin

Day 5: TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR Hanoi (B,L)

06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food – ‘PHO’
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi.
17.00: Back to Hanoi.

You are free to relax and overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 6 : FREE DAY – FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

You have free day to go around Hanoi for sight-seeing and shopping.

Transfer to airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 7 : CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)

7h30 – 7h45 am In the morning we will visit Cu Chi tunnels first. Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Today, Cu Chi is a tranquil place of rice paddy fields with ducks and water buffalos bathing in the rivers alongside the road. But this peaceful rural scene belies the terrible destruction and defoliation caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Cu Chi still contains plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here and all over this area you will find the remnants of war.
After break for lunch, we will back to HCM City to visit the War Remnant Museum, the Reunification Palace, which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, and some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Catheral and the Old Central Post Office. We end the city tour at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 8 : HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (B, L)

8 am, Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel (family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request). Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Overnight at hotel Can tho

Day 9: MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH (B, L).

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only o¬ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to HCM city at around 5 pm.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 10 : HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel and free until 3 hours before flight time the driver will transfer to the airport for your flight to your home country.

Note: This is a typical tour made by VIETNAM TYPICAL TOURS. In any case, please contact us for details in accordance with your departure date or customized itinerary. You can also start your trip from Hochiminh city.

The service in inclusive of:
– All accommodations as mentioned in program. 2 people/double or twin rooms in hotel and on the boat in Halong bay.
– All meals dedicated in program as B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
-Domestic flight: Hanoi – Hochiminh City.
– Travel bus shared with other toursits along the trip
– Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft berths sharing cabin
– All entrance fees and permission
– Kayaking in Halong bay
– English speaking guide

The service is excluded:
– International flight.
– Visa arrangement.
– Travel insurances.
– Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
– Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any)
– Tips and gratuities.
– Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.

Child policy:
– Children under 2 years old: surcharge of $20 per child applies for flight ticket only (sharing all services with parents).
– Children from 2 – 4 years old: surcharge $210 per child applies for flight (sharing all other services with parents).
– Children from 5 – 8 years old: surcharge of 75% adult Deal price applies and will share room with adult).
– Children from 9 years and above: will require their own voucher.

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