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Vietnam Interesting tour 12D11N

Vietnam Interesting tour 12D11N

Vietnam Interesting tour 12D11N

You will really enjoy all interesting things in this tour within 12 days 11 nights from North to South. Discover the interesting landscapes in Sapa (such as Muong Hoa  Valley, H’mong & Dzay village, Suoi Ho, Ma Tra, Ta Phin), in Halong bay ( Bai Tu Long, Vung Vieng Fishing village...), Hoian Cooking class and Lantern Making Tour, Hochiminh City & Cu Chi tunnels tours, Mekong delta (Vinh Long and Caibe floating market)

Brief itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-)
Day 2: Hanoi city tour – night train to Laocai (B,L)
Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa  - Muong Hoa  Valley – H’mong & Dzay villages (B,L,D)
Day 4: Sapa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin  - Night Train to Hanoi (10 trekking, 3-4 hour trekking) (B,L,D)
Day 5: Hanoi Arrival - Hon Gai Harbor  - Bai Tu Long Bay -  Vung Vieng Fishing village - Vung Dang (B,L,D)
Day 6: Vung Dang fishing village -  Thien Canh Son Cave - Hon Gai Harbor -  Da nang by flight – transfer to Hoi An (B,L)
Day 7: Hoi An City Tour – Lantern Making Tour (B,L)
Day 8: Hoi An Cooking Class – Hochiminh City by flight (B,L)
Day 9: Hochiminh City - Vinh Long (B,L,D)
Day 10: Caibe floating market – Hochiminh City (B,L)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Cu Chi tunnels (B, L)
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B).
Note*: This is a special tour made by VN DISCOVERY TOURS. In any case, please contact us for details in accordance with your departure date or customized itinerary. You can also start your Vietnam trip from Hochiminh City.


Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Arrive in the Hanoi airport, Our driver will pick up and transfer you to hotel in the centre of Hanoi Old Quarter.
Overnight at hotel in the center of Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night Train to Lao Cai (B,L)
You have breakfast at your hotel then we get on the car  to have a short transfer to center of Old Quarter where  you can buy Silk Products, Ceramics then walk to Trang Tien  Plaza. After that, you will walk to visit Communal houses, Tubular Houses , French buildings. The following, you are transferred to Literature Temple, originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi. Following by that we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the difference parts the city. After that we will take one-hour Cyclo around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Stopping at Water Puppet Theater for a show watching then we will be back to the hotel around 05:00 P.M. You are free at your leisure until 08:00 P.M then our team will meet you again for  a transfer to Hanoi Train Station for your night train to Lao Cai.
4 soft berths sharing cabin.


Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa - Muong Hoa Valley – H’mong & Dzay villages (B,L,D)
Arriving in Lao Cai at 05:00 A.M, you are picked up then transferred to Sapa for your shower and breakfast.  Leaving the Hotel about 09:30 A.M  , the road ride will take you southwards of Sapa along the only narrow road to Muong Hoa Valley. Spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Range including Fansipan Peak can be seen in the first 7 km of the road trip with many photo stops. Then the valley suddenly opens wide as you reach to Lao Chai. From high evevation fo the road you can see the whole valley, the Muong Hoa River winds its way through the valley bottom and small villages and hamlets of the Hmong and Dzay peoples scattering on the other side of the river, even very high on hill slopes. Leaving the main road, you will tak a walk following the foot path downhill and then crossing the river to the other side to pay visiting to Lao Chai village of the Hmong and Ta Van of the Zay during which you will drop in several local homes for experiencing their hospitability as well as observing the traditional living way. After lunch at a beautiful village lodge, you will walk down to the river, swimming if you like and then take car back to Sapa. In the afternoon, you are free to do shopping in the Sapa Market or around Cau May Street.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa town

Day 4: Sapa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin  - Night Train to Hanoi (10 trekking, 3-4 hour trekking) (B,L,D)
Having breakfast at the hotel  before walking about 10km along the mountain trails or main road to visit Suoi Ho, Matra and Taphin villages which are inhabited by Black Hmong and Red Dzao tribes. Along the way we can come in some schools as well as tribal houses to have experience of local Sapa life. Moreover, the landscape, culture, custom and tradition of Black Hmong tribe of Suoi Ho and Matra villages are preserved from tourists so you can study the raw things here. Picnic lunch will be served on the way. Arriving at Ta phin village of Red Dzao people in the late afternoon, you are transferred back to Sapa for your shower and dinner before being transferred to Lao Cai for your night train to Hanoi.
4 soft berths sharing cabin.


Day 5: Hanoi Arrival - Hon Gai Harbor  - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Fishing village - Vung Dang (B,L,D)
Arrival in Hanoi at 05:00 A.M, you are picked up then transferred to the hotel for fresh up and breakfast.
At 08:00 A.M we leave Hanoi for Hon Gai International harbor by car , arriving at Hon Gai Harbor after 1,5 hour driving you check in then enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. Lunch will be served while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the Bay. Then we visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms At 05:00 P.M we will enjoy a cooking class while cruising to Vụng  Đâng. Relax or swim on a white sandy beach, go kayaking through the mystery Karts Mountains. Back to junk for refreshing yourselves in the outdoor or indoor Mineral Seawater Pool, Fitness Room or the Spa and Massage Treatments before having A La Carte dinner on board. Tonight, we stay overnight on the board.

Day 6: Vung Dang fishing village -  Thien Canh Son Cave - Hon Gai Harbor -  Da nang by flight – transfer to Hoi An (B,L)
We start a new day with Tai Chi demonstration on the sun deck then enjoy morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air. After that we cruise to Cống Đỏ & explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. At 11:30,  we check out and pack your luggage. Start cruising towards the harbor while a Buffet is served. At 12:00 P.m, we leave Ha Long for Noi Bai Airport where we fly to Da Nang. Upon on your arrival, you are picked up then transferred to Hoi An. Arriving in Hoi  An after 45 minutes driving, check in the hotel then you are free at your leisure.

Day 7: Hoi An City Tour – Lantern Making Tour (B,L).
8:00 am, the guide welcomes you at hotel lobby. Walk to the old town, buy entrance
tickets and begin the tour. Start visiting the Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. After your walking tour If you have free time, you can do shopping at the old town. Lunch will served at the local restaurant then we will ride a bicycle to the home of a craftsman in the city. Here you will get a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns as well as the many stages of making them. Then , you will be shown how to decorate and make your own lanterns. you can also keep it as a souvenir. After saying  goodbye to your host. Back to Hotel  by bicycle.

Day 8: Hoi An Cooking Class – Hochiminh City by flight (B,L).
8:00 local guide pick up you at the hotel’s lobby. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson. At 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. At 11:00, you will work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked. Around 03:00 P.M, you are transferred to Da Nang airport for your flight to Hochiminh City. Upon on your arrival, you are picked up then transferred to your hotel.

Day 9: Hochiminh City - Vinh Long (B,L,D)
7:30 – 8:00:  Pick up at your hotel (ready at 7:30 ) then we head to Vinh Long which is about 130km away from Sai Gon. Arriving Vinh Long after 2,5 hour drivingthen we take a walk to see Vinh Long market.  After that, boating to visit Tien Chau pagoda and local brick & pottery workshops. Passing a fish-raft village. On the way to homestay, visit the bigest nursery garden in An Binh Island. Lunch in garden restaurant. Homestay arrival. Short cycling or walking to discover daily life. Free for personal discovery and join the family in preparing dinner. Dinner and overnight in their house.

Day 10: Caibe floating market – Hochiminh City (B,L)
After having breakfast we take a rowing-sampan through An Binh island to Mr. Cai Cuong’s former landlord house. Taste the fresh fruits of the Delta. Visting local pop rice, rice paper workshops. Then  we continue boating to Cai Be floating market, a very colourful picture of hundreds boats exchanging local products. Finally,  we travel by car back to Hochiminh City. En route, stop for lunch in an eco restaurant. Arriving in Sai Gon around 05:00 P.M.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi tunnels tour (B, L).

AM: HCM City
We start the trip by visitingNotre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office,followed by exploring the Reunification Palace,andthe remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.
PM:Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists. Before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Hochiminh city. Overnight at hotel in the center of Hochiminh city.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B).
Today, you are free at your leisure until the time being transferred to the airport for your flight back home or next flight.

Acommodation 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Group tour 775 895 1149 1599
Private tour N/A 1189 1459 1759
Single supplement 315 Pls contact Pls contact Pls contact

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Note*: rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals..

The itinerary of Halong bay belongs Indochina Junk 3.5*. If you choose option 2 stars or 5 stars so you will enjoy other cruises with other itineraries.
Private tour is not available for Halong bay cruise, so you will enjoy Cruise with other travelers.
The rate includes:
- All accommodations (at hotel, homestay and on cruise) as mentioned in program
- All meals dedicated in program as B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- Domestic flights: Hanoi – Danang & Danang – Hochiminh City.
- Private car or minibus transfer along the trip
- Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft berths sharing cabin
- Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
- All entrance fees and permission
- Kayaking in Halong bay and Bicycle in Hoian
- English speaking guide
- Cooking class

- 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. 

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