Vietnam Emotion

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A combination of stunning natural attractions, historical places of interest and cross-cultural encounters made this tour a bestseller over the years.  Experience old Vietnam in the elegant streets of Hanoi, enjoy a boat trip on beautiful Halong Bay, discover the history of the Nguyen dynasty in Hue, engage in some trade in Hoi An, learn how longan honey is made in Mekong delta, embrace the energy of Saigon. Excursion by bicycle, walk and home stay ... will give you the special impression of Vietnam.

Vietnam Emotion

Code: CLS - 05

A combination of stunning natural attractions, historical places of interest and cross-cultural encounters made this tour a bestseller over the years.  Experience old Vietnam in the elegant streets of Hanoi, enjoy a boat trip on beautiful Halong Bay, discover the history of the Nguyen dynasty in Hue, engage in some trade in Hoi An, learn how longan honey is made in Mekong delta, embrace the energy of Saigon. Excursion by bicycle, walk and home stay ... will give you the special impression of Vietnam.

HANOI – MAI CHAU – NINH BINH – HALONG – HUE – HOIAN – SAIGON – MY THO – LONG XUYEN

15 days  14 nights

 

DAY 01: HANOI        (D)

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met by tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Depend on your time, you will have a short sightseeing tour to have an overview of Hanoi includes Temple of Literature, Lake of Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.  Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 02 : HANOI – MAI CHAU (150 km) (B/L/D)

You leave Hanoi departure to Mai Chau, in Hoa Binh province. This scenic area is home to many hill tribes, including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. We arrive around noon and check-in in house on stilts in Lac Village, a village of the ‘White Thai’, who predominantly inhabit the area. Lunch in local house. In the afternoon, you have a short walking to visit White Thai villages. In the evening you can enjoy a traditional dance and a drink called Ruou Can, the local rice wine. Overnight in the house on stilts.

DAY 03 : MAI CHAU – NINH BINH  (150km) (B/L)

In the morning, you departure from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh. You can enjoy the picturesque landscape on the road. Arrive in Ninh Binh in the late afternoon. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Trang An, referred as ' the Halong Bay on land’. Embark on small boat to discover the spectacular rice-field (about 3h). Continue to visit 2 temples dating from the 11th century dedicated to kings Dinh and Le. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

DAY 04 : NINH BINH – HALONG (200km) ( B/L/D)

You leave Ninh Binh to Halong Bay. Arrive in Bai Chay – Halong city around noon. We embark our traditional wooden junk to discover this spectacular site. Halong Bay is a natural wonder, with numerous islands and lime-stones rising from the emerald water. Fresh seafood lunch and dinner are prepared by our cooks and served on board. Overnight on the Halong junk boat.

DAY 05 :         HALONG – HANOI Night train to HUE (B/L)

You visit the floating fishermen's village and continue to visit Ha Long Bay with numerous islands. Around noon - 11h30, return to the port and drive back to Hanoi. Transfer direct to Hanoi station for a night train to the ancient capital of Hue in the evening. Overnight in 4 berth cabin.

DAY 06 : HUE (B)

Arrive in Hue about 8h. Transfer to the city you will visit the "city of peace and poetry" with the Imperal Citadel – where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and stroll by bicycle to discover the small streets. In the afternoon, visit the Royal Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc founded between 1864-1867 by three thousands soldiers and workers. Overnight in Hue.

Day 07 : HUE - HOIAN (160 km)  (B)

In the morning, you will visit Hue, the surprising landscape. You can ride bicycle along the side of the Perfume River until the famous Thien Mu Pagoda . We will visit the pagoda and catch a boat to visit the Royal Tomb of Emperor Ming Mang. In the afternoon, we start one of most beautiful roads to Hoi An. We pass the Hai Van Pass. We visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang, exposing antique artifacts of the former Cham Kingdom, before arriving to Hoi An. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 08 : HOIAN biking (B/L)

You have a walking tour in Hoi An old town with Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese's street, Phung Hung's house, market and ancient port. Finally, we visit Phuc Thanh's pagoda - the oldest pagoda of Hoi An (1454), built with Chinese bonze.

Continue to visit Tra Que' village by bicyle ( 5 km - 15 minutes from Hoi An). Tra Que is famous for its aromatic herbs, mint and basil at the head. The sheets, which appear smaller than usually, are characterized with a particular flavour. You have chance to discover the life of the farmers while they are working strenuously with joys and enthusiasm. Lunch at local house. Return to Hoi An. Free time for leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 09: HOIAN – MY SON - DANANG (90km)(B/L)

You leave Hoian and transfer to My Son - 70 architectural works built between VII and XIII century to visit the Royal of Champa' valley. Located in the countryside, Bang An' tower is constituted as a testimony of the Prosperous Cham Kingdom. Transfer to Da Nang, check in hotel and free time to relax. Overnight in Da Nang.

DAY 10 : DANANG - SAISON          (1hour flight)           (B)

In the morning, transfer to Danang airport and flight to Saigon. During a city tour you will visit the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Ngoc Hoang' temple and the Ben Thanh's market. You will visit old quarter of Cho Lon (China Town) with Thien Hau Pagoda. Overnight in Saigon.

DAY 11 : SAIGON – MYTHO (80 km)(B/L/D)

In the early morning, departure to the Mekong delta. Arrive in My Tho, you embark a boat and visit the island with the tropical orchards and passing the canal. Then, we will visit the villages  and taste fresh fruits in the orchards and cruise around the small canals in the region. Special lunch in a restaurant in mangrove' forest on the island. In the late afternoon, return to the people's house and free time for private interests. Dinner and overnight in homestay.

DAY 13 : MYTHO – LONG XUYEN (150 km) (B/L)

You will visit the local market and see how to prepare traditional meal with the hostand taste it. Then you leave My Tho and on route to Long Xuyen - the heart of Mekong Delta via Sadec. Overnight in Long Xuyen.

DAY 14 : LONG XUYEN – SAIGON (230 km) (B/L)

In the early morning, visit the floating market of Long Xuyen, very animated and authentic. By rowboat you explore the canals, by passing locals rowing up and down to the market. Walk to visit Cu Lao Ong Ho and cruise around the streams in the region. Return to Saigon. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 15 : SAIGON DEPARTURE ( B )

Free time until you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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