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Wonderful and memorable Vietnam holiday

Hi Ngoc,

I would like to take this time to Thankyou yourself and Vivu travel, all our amazing drivers and guides for the most amazing experience in our lives. We couldn't possibly suggest any changes to our itinerary as we believe it was so well planned out and the service we received from everyone in your company was just outstanding.

Thankyou for making our Vietnam holiday so wonderful and memorable. We will be recommending you and will be sure to also do so on appropriate online forums. Oh and our painting made it home safe too!!

Krissy and Jason xx



Day 1: 8 Sept   Ho Chi Minh arrival at 4:45PM
Meals included: None
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It is worth to travel to Vietnam once in your lifetime as it will be really more different and interesting than just reading in the books, learning in the movies and hearing from the others. Vietnam is now far beyond your imagination with modern and dynamic cities, exotic and marvelous landscapes, famous natural and cultural World Heritage Sites. With efforts from our experienced travel consultants, it will be so quick and easy to plan your Vietnam tour packages.
Welcomed at Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh) by our experienced English speaking guide and driver and listen to a brief introduction about your beautiful Vietnam tour when we are on the way to hotel for check-in. (check-in time: 14:00)
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Accommodation: Liberty Central Hotel / Room type: Deluxe

Day 2: 9 Sept Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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 and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours.    
On arrival, 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 and take a rowing boat in the afternoon before drive back to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Accommodation: Liberty Central Hotel / Room type: Deluxe

Day 3: 10 Sept Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – flight to Danang VN 124 15:50     17:10
Meals included: Breakfast
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After breakfast, we invite you to 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.
After lunch by your own, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh airport for flight to Danang. Arrival Danang, the other private tour guide and driver in Danang will welcome you to Hoian. Check in and free to relax in Hoian.

Accommodation: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View

Day 4: 11 Sept Hoian – My Son holy Land
Meals included: Breakfast
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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 a Hoi An hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Accommodation: Hoi An Beach Resort / Room type: Deluxe Garden View

Day 5: 12 Sept Hoi An drive to Hue
Meals included: Breakfast
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After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.
Upon your arrival at Hue city, check in hotel if the room is available ( Check in time: 14:00). Free at leisure and overnight in Hue.

Accommodation: Romance Hue hotel /Room type: Deluxe city view

Day 6: 13 Sept Hue full day city – flight to Hanoi VN 1544 20:55     22:05
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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A full day trip to visit the old capital city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, with first stop at the Imperial Citadel giving you a better understanding of the beauty of Vietnamese Royal architecture and culture.  
Then we will take a beautiful dragon boat trip along Perfume River and visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most popular attractions in Hue. It is located on the banks of poetic Perfume River with typical traditional architecture of Hue pagodas and famous for the event that buddhist monk from this temple, Thich Quang Duc, burn himself to death for anti-government protest in 1963.

The next stops will be King Ming Mang and King Khai Dinh tombs which are the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. After end Hue city tour, we transfer you to Hue airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi, our private tour guide and driver will welcome you to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Hanoi

Accommodation: Silk Path Hotel / Room type: Deluxe

Day 7: 14 Sept Hanoi city – train to Sapa
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic city 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.    
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. Before end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show, we have time to enjoy “Bia Hoi” the local beer in Ta Hien street
8h00PM: We will transfer you to railway station to get the night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

Accommodation: King Express train / Cabin type: Soft sleeper wooden cabin with A/ C (2 people sharing in a private cabin)
Note: To be private cabin – 2 berths will be fold


Day 8: 15 Sept Lao Cai – Coc Ly colorful market on Sunday – Sapa
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Arrival at Lao Cai train station, clients will be welcome by our private local experienced English speaking tour guide and private transportation pick you and escort you to local restaurant for breakfast.
After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Coc Ly market.You arrive in Coc Ly by the time the market is the most crowded. Coc ly market locates by the Chay river, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Dao and Tay gather to sell and buy their products. After visiting the market, you travel by boat down stream. Along the ride, you can enjoy the magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the river bank. You will have lunch on a boat or in a village. This trip will offer you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive in Bao Nhai bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey to Sapa. Check in and overnight in Sapa.

Accommodation: U Sapa Hotel / Room type: Superior

Day 9: 16 Sept Sapa – Trung Chai – Ta Phin Trekking –train to Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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9:00 Our local tour guide and driver transfer you 12 km along the road 4D to Trung Chai where you start your trekking tour today with several stops along the way for enjoying spectacular landscapes.
Trekking uphill along large trail for nearly an hour, then following a narrow trail winding its way on steep hill-sides along the western bank of the upstream part of Ngoi Dum River for 2 hours to an isolated hamlet of the Black H’mong people, explore these isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong, then lunch break.
Continue trekking along the same trail for nearly 1,5 hours up and downhill towards Ta Phin Valley where you will meet Red Dzao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. Stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition then drive ahead to Lao Cai. Before get a night train back to Hanoi, we already arrange a room at mini hotel for you to refresh and get night train. Overnight on train

Accommodation: King Express train / Cabin type: Soft sleeper wooden cabin with A/ C ((2 people sharing in a private cabin)
Note: To be private cabin – 2 berths will be fold


Day 10:17 Sept Hanoi – Halong bay cruise
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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This morning we have already arranged a room at hotel near the train station for you have early check in and breakfast before go to Halong bay.
We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3.5 hour drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way, we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is Halong bay – the most famous World Heritage Site in Vietnam, famous for its beautiful seascape, thousands of spectacular islands and islets jutting out from the sea, amazing caves with marvelous stalagmites and stalactites in different sizes and shapes.

12:00 – 12:30: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12:30 – 13:00: Check-in. Cruise begins with welcome drink and safety briefing.
13:30 – 14:30: Set menu lunch served in the outdoor dining room (depending on the weather) while cruising into magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; admire the fascinating limestone karsts on the way.
15:00 – 17:00: Cruise to Vung Dang – Cong Dam area: Swim or relax on a white sandy beach; Go kayaking through the mystery Karst Mountains in Vung Dang area.
18:00 – 20:30: Return to Dragon Legend Cruise to refresh yourself in Mineral Seawater Pool, Fitness Room or the Spa and Massage Services before dinner. ( Spa and Massage is Exclusive. So, if you would like to use these services, you will book directly with crew on board)
20:30: Spend the rest of your evening relaxing, talking with the on board team, watching movies, listening to music… Overnight in Tra San area

Accommodation: Dragon Legend cruise / Cabin type: Deluxe

Day 11: 18 Sept Halong – Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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06:30 – 07:00: Start a new day with a Tai Chi demonstration on the sun-deck.
07:00 – 07:30: Take in the morning view of the Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy breakfast in the fresh air.
7:30 – 09:45: Cruise to Cong Do area to explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.
10:00: Check out your cabin.
10:45 – 11:30: Enjoy a Buffet while cruising towards the harbor.
12h00 Disembark. Where our tour guide and driver transfer you back to Hanoi. Check in again and overnight in Hanoi.

Accommodation: Silk Path Hotel / Room type: Deluxe

Day 12: 19 Sept Hanoi departures
Meals included: Breakfast
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Free time at leisure for you to wrap until Vivutravel's private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next Vietnam Holiday. Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!


•    02 domestic flights: Ho Chi Minh – Danang, Hue - Hanoi ( Economy class)
•    Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi
•    All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
•    Hotel accommodation in twin / double shared room
•    1 night on board in Ha Long
•    Meals as indicated in the itinerary
•    Boat trips as mentioned
•    English speaking guide (except free days)
•    Entrance fees to indicated sights
•    Water puppet show, cyclo ride in Hanoi
•    Bottled mineral water during touring days
•    Visa letter on arrival

•    International FLIGHTS in/ out Vietnam
•    Stamp fee for Visa at the airport = USD $ 45 per person
•    Drinks
•    Other meals
•    Insurance
•    Personal expenses
•    Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time
•    Others not mention in the itinerary