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Vietnam Classic tour 10 days @1666 USD

20-08-2015

Vietnam Classic tour 10 days 

Destinations: Ha Noi - Sapa - Halong - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi Tunnels
Duration: 10 Days
Price From: 1666 USD
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Highlights: Vietnam classic tour with Hanoi stay + Sapa tour + Halong overnight on Board + Domestic flight from HN to HCM + Mekong Delta tour + HCM City and Cu Chi Tunnels + Airport transfer.

Day 1: Our Driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to  hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at  hotel in Hanoi. ( No Meal)

Day 2: Ha Noi City tour with water puppet show :( B/L)
After having Breakfast, you will join Hanoi city tour 
Hanoi Capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil HoanKiemLake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature.
AM: 08:00 – 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the QuanThanhTemple (Taoist – dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the EthnologyMuseum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the LiteratureTemple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 –  it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past HoanKiemLake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.

Notes:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.
Water Puppet show for Deluxe option only, a traditional performance that dates back as far as the 11th century in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Then the tour will finish around 16h30 – 17h00.
Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without Ethnology Museum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
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Day 3: Ha Noi -  Sapa tour short trek to Cat Cat village ( B/L/D) 
6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.
9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break
11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures
14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities.

Day 4: Sapa – Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L)
7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking
8.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people.
Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours
11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
12.00 – 15.00: Have a shower at hotel, check out and have lunch and time at leisure on your own.
15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.
15.15: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.
21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.
 Recheck in Hotel in Hanoi – Overnight in Hanoi
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Day 5: Hanoi - Halong with Vspirit cruise ( B/L/D)
After having breakfast at Hotel, our tour guide will pick you up to Halong Bay.
08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to HalongBay.
Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.
12h00 – 12h30 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands…
15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area.
16h30 Back to the V’Spirit Classic
16h30 – 17h30 Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of HalongBay
17h30 Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around
Overnight on board.
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Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 – 09h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in HalongBay.
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more…
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise
12h30 Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.
16h30 – 17h00 Trip finishes.

Back Hanoi- re-check in Hotel- Overnight in Hanoi Hotel.

Day 7: Check out hotel and get flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city ( B).
On this day, when you arrival HCM airport, our driver in HCM city will pick you up with your name and transfer you to HCM Hotel
Overnight in HCM. Free time

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Detal ( B, L)
07:30AM, Pick up at your hotel, travel by shuttle bus to My Tho – 9:30 AM, board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks and quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fishermen's port,stilt houses. One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments. Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.
After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees. As your journey ends, transport to HCM
Overnight in HCM. Free time

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel ( B, L)
07:30 - 8:00  Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
12:00   Have lunch in a local restaurant
13:00   Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00   Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in HCM. Free time

Day 10 HCMC - Airport transfer - end the trip (Meal: B )
This day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvernirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.

INCLUSIONS:
  • 9 nights’ accommodation included 8 nights in 4 star hotel, 1 night on Halong cruise
  • Flight ticket Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam airlines-the first priority), with 20 Kg check and 7 Kg hand carry
  • Transport as tour program.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • Train & Cruise in Program
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program 
  • Airport transfer private car in Hanoi airport and HCM airport
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Tax and service charge

EXCLUSIONS:
  • Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
  • Visa to Vietnam 

NOTES:
  • You want extend your trip, please advise !
  • Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
  • Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.
  • Keep contact with Halong Vietpalmtravel to get support any time. 

 

 

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