Vietnam Grand tour 20 days from Hanoi

03, March, 2016

Vietnam Grand tour 20 days from Hanoi

Destinations : Hanoi – Sapa Tour – Halong Bay Cruise– Hue – Hoi An – My Son – Saigon – Mekong – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Phan Thiet (Mui Ne)

NUMBER OF PERSON: 02

ACCOMMODATION IN : 4 STAR HOTELS

PRICE IN USD PER PERSON: $US 2390

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 01 : Hanoi Arrival (None)

Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Hotel : Golden Silk Boutique /Studio room/

Day 02 : Hanoi Free Day (Breakfast)

Day free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Hotel : Golden Silk Boutique /Studio room/

Day 03 : Hanoi City Tour – Train to Lao Cai  (Breakfast)

Hanoi without a doubt a beautiful start for your Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. We end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
In the evening, we transfer to Hanoi Train Station, catch train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Train : King Express/ Private Cabin for 02 persons/

Day 04 : Lao Cai – Sapa Tour  (Breakfast)

Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, take a light trek to discover Sapa's quaint hill tribe villages. Overnight in a Sapa hotel.

Hotel : Amazing Sapa/ Deluxe room/

Day 05 : Sapa – Bac Ha Market - Sapa  (Breakfast)

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets;

Market days:
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market – Tuesdays
Back to Sapa by private car, free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.

Hotel : Amazing Sapa/ Deluxe room/

Day 06 : Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai Train  (Breakfast)

Sapa - The Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides, Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups.
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours. Overnight on the train.

Train : King Express/ Private Cabin for 02 persons/

Day 07 : Hanoi – Halong Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arrange a room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast before driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.

Boat: Indochina Sails/Superior cabin/

Day 08 : Halong Cruise – Hanoi – Flight to Hue (Breakfast, Lunch)

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer to Hanoi airport flight to Hue.

Hotel : Hue Imperial / Deluxe room /

Day 09 : Hue Tour  (Breakfast)

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.

Hotel : Hue Imperial / Deluxe room/

Day 10 : Hue – Hoi An  (Breakfast)

Today, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hotel : Hoi An Beach /Deuxe Garden room/

Day 11 : Hoi An – My Son – My Son  (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Drive back to Hoi An, end of your today's beautiful Vietnam Tour with visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hotel : Hoi An Beach Resort/Deluxe garden room/

Day 12 : Hoi An Biking Tour  (Breakfast)

Spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridges...This tour will take you on a visit to artisans making bricks according to age-old. You will discover how wooden river boats are made and learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw Hoi An sleeping mats. Try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats. You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitant of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits. At lunchtime you will be invited into a local home for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a mango tree, you will begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hotel : Hoi An Beach /Deuxe Garden room/

Day 13 : Hoi An Free Day  (Breakfast)

Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Cua Dai/ Anh Bang Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hotel : Hoi An Beach /Deuxe Garden room/

Day 14 : Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh  (Breakfast)

In afternoon, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Hotel : Liberty Central /Deluxe room/

Day 15 : Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho chi Minh

Almost everyone when traveling to Vietnam, has special interest in Cu Chi tunnels. This is the living place to learn about Vietnam and the Vietnam war. Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.

Hotel : Liberty Central /Deluxe room/

Day 16 : Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh   (Breakfast)

Today, we start our Vietnam travel with the interesting visit to Cai be floating market. 7am : Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for Cai Be by private ca, stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Arrive back at your hotel at around 5pm.

Hotel : Liberty Central /Deluxe room/

Day 17 : Ho chi Minh – Phan Thiet ( Mui Ne Beach)

Morning transfer to Phan Thiet (6 hours drive), a perfect place to end your Vietnam Holiday) – Once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam beach holidays, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight in Mui Ne

Hotel : Blue Ocean Resort/Garden view bungalow/

Day 18 & 19 : Muine Beach (Phan Thiet) free days  (Breakfast)

Days are free at leisure for you to write about your Vietnam Tours experience or to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing. The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals.
Overnight Mui Ne

Hotel : Blue Ocean Resort/Garden View Bungalow/

Day 20 : Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh  (Breakfast)

In the morning, Vivutravel's private guide and driver will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh airport for your departure flight with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

END OF BEAUTIFUL VIETNAM TOUR

Inclusive:

  • Economy Domestic flights ( Hanoi – Hue ; Danang – Saigon)
  • Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
  • Private car/mini van
  • Train Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat Trip in Mekong Delta, Hue, Halong
  • English speaking guide
  • All meals as per program

Exclusive :

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Visa on arrival