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PRIVATE TOURS –Your tour is an individual tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle at each destination.
HANOI – SAPA – TAM COC – HALONG – HUE – HOI AN – SAIGON – CU CHI – MEKONG – PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP
Price in USD per person (03 -20 Aug 12)
03 Aug 12 Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival, our private Vietnam tour 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.
Accommodation: Golden Sun Legend*** / Superior
04 Aug 12 Hanoi – Train to Lao Cai
Hanoi without a doubt a beautiful start for your Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day 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. In the evening, we enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet show. This evening, we will transfer you to the train station to experience a Vietnam train ride to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.
Accommodation: Sapaly Train / Private cabin for your family
05 Aug 12 Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sapa
After breakfast, we drive to visit famous Bac Ha Market Market where many ethnic minorities such as Flower H'mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere. The maket is also a meeting place for men to drink away troubles, women to talk, the young to find lover. After lunch (on own), we take a walking visit to Ban Pho village of the Flower H'Mong and Nung minority, see their daily life and drive to Bao Nhai, visit Trung Do village of the Tay minority then take the beautiful boat trip down Chay River to enjoy amazing scenery and see local life along the trip. Pick up and drive back to Sapa. Free at leisure. Overnight in Sapa.
(Bac Ha market is only on Sunday)
Accommodation: Chau Long / Superior
06 Aug 12 Sapa – Lao Chai and Ta Van Village
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 with the drive 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. If you want to walk further, we will continue the beautiful walking visit to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dap minority where we also get picked up back to Sapa by private car, free at leisure for the rest of the day
Accommodation: Chau Long / Superior
07 Aug 12 Lao Cai – Sapa – Silver waterfall – Ham Rong – Train to Hanoi
After breakfast, we drive to visit beautiful Silver waterfall, one of the nicest one in the area before we visit the "Heaven gate" where earth meets heaven, where you can enjoy imposing mountain range, deep and panoramic view of wonderful valley. Back to Sapa. In the afternoon, we walk to visit Ham Rong Mount – Dragon Raw. It is here you have opportunity to see many different kinds of orchards, enjoy picturesque view over the town, valley..., traditional music from the local hill tribes. Free at leisure for the rest of the day until we drive you back to Lao Cai with a stop to visit Ta Phin village of the Red Dao minority. Continue to Lao Cai for the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Accommodation: Sapaly Train / Private cabin for your family
08 Aug 12 Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi
Pick up from the train station, this morning, we drive to visit flower market then breakfast in a local restaurant before driving 2-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam's first capital, Hoa Lu. Visit to the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers.
Continue to Tam Coc through stunning limestone karst valleys surrounded by picturesque fields and villages, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs. On arrival in Tam Coc have a Vietnamese lunch. After lunch, board your private sampan for a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields. After the boat trip, climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order before returning to Hanoi by vehicle where you arrive in the late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation: Golden Sun Legend*** / Superior
09 Aug 12 Hanoi – Halong Cruise
After breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours.
11.30 – 12.15 Arrival at Hon Gai international harbor and welcome at Victory cafe
12.15 - 12.30 Transfer to cruise ship Welcome Drink – cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins - Depart to Halong Bay
15.00 Transfer from Victory Cruise to rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village – Visit the Floating village and the pearl farm. Rowers are local girls wearing traditional costume.
16.30 - 17.00 Relaxing on the beach, kayaking & swimming… in the clear water, beautiful and calm nature.
17.00 - 18.00 Return to Victory Star Cruise- Continue cruising through the bay
18.00 Anchor for overnight at Ho Dong Tien area.
18.30 Cooking show
19.30 – 21.00 Savor a delicious five course Set-dinner in dinning room
21.00 - 23.00 Activities: Relax on deck, Beauty Spa services, drink service available or night time fishing.
23.30 Documentary about Halong bay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Victory Star **** / Deluxe Twin
10 Aug 12 Halong Cruise – Hanoi & Flight to Hue
06.30 Enjoy sunrise over the Bay or take part in our morning Tai Chi class
07.00 Enjoy morning tea: biscuits, coffee, tea….
08.00 – 09.00 Arrive at Sung Sot grotto. Explore the most famous grotto in entire Halong Bay.
09.30 Check-out cabins and settle bills – Luggage collection
10.00 Having international buffet brunch served while cruising through the bay to the pier.
11.00 Arrival at the pier. Time to say Goodbye. Transfer by tender to the pier. Pick up and drive back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue (VN1545K 10AUG F HANHUI HK3 2010 2120). Stop on the way for visit to Con Son pagoda, Phu Lang pottery village. Continue to Hanoi airport for the flight. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue
Accommodation: Romance **** / Deluxe
11 Aug 12 Hue City Tour – Hoi An
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 Tu Duc and Khai Dinh in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon, 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 and choice 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. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An.
Accommodation: Van Loi Hotel*** / Deluxe
12 Aug 12 Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
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 for lunch, in the afternoon we visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Accommodation: Van Loi Hotel / Deluxe
13 Sep 12 Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh
After the breakfast, transfer to Danang and visit Marble mountain and Cham Museum (if time permited). Continue to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh (VN1311L 13AUG M DADSGN HK3 1030). Upon arrival, visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace. From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation: Lan Lan Hotel *** / Superior
14 Sep 12 Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters 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. Overnight in Ho chi Minh
Accommodation: Lan Lan Hotel / Superior
15 Aug 12 Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho (Mekong)
Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere. We will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.
Accommodation: Golf 4 Can Tho **** / Deluxe River View
16 Aug 12 Can Tho (Cai Rang Floating Market) – Chau Doc
In the morning, we make a the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Back to your hotel in Can Tho for shower then drive to Chau Doc with a stop to visit Holy Sam Mountain. Check in your hotel, in the afternoon, we take the boat trip to explore Chau Doc's floating village, a ethnic Cham village. Tonight, we stay overnight in Chau Doc.
Accommodation: Chau Pho Hotel*** /Family
(If you want better hotel, Victoria Chau Doc / Superior: Extra cost is $ 120 / night / 3 persons)
17 Aug 12 Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
After breakfast, we take "Hang Chau express" boat to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, pick up by our gudie and driver. City tour in the afternoon , please advise after departure to visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda - so called because of 5,329 Silver tiles that cover the floor - was built in 1892. Wat National museum - a temple of Khmer art, was constructed in 1917, this museum shows the fascinating of Cambodia art archeology housing mainly sculptures dating from different periods in the history of Cambodia, Visit Wat Phnom - a small hill crowned by an active wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh.
Accommodation: Cardamom Hotel *** / Superior
18 Aug 12 Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Morning flight to Siem Reap (K6 103T 18AUG 6 PNHREP HK3 0955 1040), pick up and have balloon experience. Afternoon, we discover the Angkor Temples in the small circuit: Thommanon with some very nice walled-doors and stylized devata, Chau Seytevoda, Ta Keo one of the first to be build out of sandstone, Ta Prhom was a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother, it has been largely overgrown by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant banyan growing out of the top of the temple itself, Banteay Kdie – this temple was constructed by Jayavarman VII during the 12th and 13 centuries (citadel of the cells) used to be a religious monastery, Phreasat Kravan with a unique bas-reliefs of bricks and Srah Srang used for ceremonies and Royal baths . Dinner with apsara show today.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel *** / Deluxe
19 Aug 12 Siem Reap Tour
Breakfast at hotel in the morning departure to visit South gate of Angkor Thom - This royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II inthe 11th century, Elephant ride to Bayon temple - this temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII is situated in the entre of the city of Angkor Thom, Baphoun - This temple built by Udyadityavarman II was the most poorly constructed of all the temples in Angkor. Phimeanakas - this temple constructed late 10th - early 11th century by Jayvaramn V. Elephants and Leper King terraces, lunch local restaurant, afternoon departure to visit one of 7 wonder of the world "Angkor Wat temple" early - 12th century by King Soryavarma II. The temple is one of the largest monuments to religion ever built and is truly one the wonders of the world and then watching sunset view from the top of Bakheng hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Accommodation: Royal Empire Hotel / Deluxe
20 Aug 12 Siem Reap Tour and Departure (B)
Excursion on Tonle sap lake and visit floating villages by boat cruise on Tonle Sap, mangrove forest, exhibition of fresh fish and the activities of people's daily lives, back to Siem Reap and visit Artisan d'angkor Chanties – Ecole . And transfer to airport off...
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