Vietnam Panorama

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Travel from the high mountain with the colorful minorities’ market in the North to  the French influences of Hanoi with the beautiful lakes and boulevards to the modern chaos Saigon,  explore the imperial treasures of Hue, relax on Nha Trang's sandy beaches, overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and get a taste of  the real life on a Mekong Delta.

Discover the spirit of Vietnam and you could have opportunities to really get to know the people, culture and foods of Vietnam.

Vietnam Panorama

Code: CLS - 04

Travel from the high mountain with the colorful minorities’ market in the North to  the French influences of Hanoi with the beautiful lakes and boulevards to the modern chaos Saigon,  explore the imperial treasures of Hue, relax on Nha Trang's sandy beaches, overnight cruise on mystical Halong Bay and get a taste of  the real life on a Mekong Delta.

Discover the spirit of Vietnam and you could have opportunities to really get to know the people, culture and foods of Vietnam.

HANOI - MAI CHAU - DIEN BIEN PHU - SAPA - HALONG - HUE - HOI AN - MY SON - NHA TRANG - SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA

22 days  21 nights

DAY 01: HANOI (D)

Upon arrival in Noi Bai airport, you will be met by our 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 - HALONG  (170 km)(B/L/D)

In the morning you will depart to Ha Long Bay and drive pass some of the beautiful rural landscape before arriving to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay in the afternoon.

After arriving Halong Bay, board the Halong Junk Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink and lunch of freshly caught seafood served on board. While having lunch, the boat sails out to the bay, passing amazing shaped mountains. At 4.30 pm, arrive and visit Sung Sot cave. Then sailing to Titop Beach and Mountain where we can land on the beach for swimming or stepping up to the top of the mountain for taking beautiful panorama pictures of Halong Bay and viewing the sunset. Overnight on HaLong Junk Boat.

DAY 03:HALONG - HANOI  (170 km) (B/L)

Enjoy early morning view of the bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee with breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay before taking a small boat to visit Hang Luon. Have some time to swim before leaving back to the harbour. Check out and have early lunch before drive back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu Pottery Village on the way.

Transfer to Hanoi for check in hotel.

DAY 04:HANOI - HOA BINH - MAI CHAU (150 km)(B/L/D)

You leave Hanoi and transfer to Hoa Binh - Northwest of Hanoi. One hour short walk to the Giang Mo village - Muong minority and contact with local people. Then proceed to Mai Chau, stop en-road to take overview picture of Mai Chau. Dinner and home stay at a house on stilt of the Thai minority.

Evening you will enjoy dinner and drinks in Thai/Muong style (drinking wine from jars through bamboo pipes with hilltribe variety show).

DAY 05: MAI CHAU - DIEN BIEN PHU (350km)(B/L/D)

Morning you are transferred to Dien Bien Phu - site of the former battle field.. On the way visit H’mong villages. You will have lunch at local restaurant.

On arrival you’ll check in the hotel and have dinner.

DAY 06:DIEN BIEN PHU - MUONG LAY (100 km) (B/L/D)

Morning you have Dien Bien Phu sightseeing includes  Dien Bien Phu Museum, The A1 Mountain and D Castries PC. Proceed to Phong Tho via Muong Lay, visit some minority villages on the road. Lunch at local restaurant. Then, take the road to Muong Lai. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 07:MUONG LAY - SAPA (230 km) (B/L/D)

You leave Muong Lay and transfer to Sapa via some of small tribe villages. Lunch at restaurant. Afternoon, walking to visit Lao Chai, Ta Van villages to meet the Red Hmong ethnic minorities and Zay peoples. Have dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 08: SAPA - LAOCAI - HANOI (400 km) (B/L/D)

Morning you will visit the Ham Rong Mountain with a thousand of orchids, overviewing the Fansipan Mountain – the Summit of Vietnam (3143m of altitude). Enjoy traditional music show on the mountain. Lunch at restaurant. Then, departure to Lao Cai town in stopping to visit the Red Dzao village.

    Dinner at the restaurant. Come back to Hanoi by Express Train. Overnight on the train.

DAY 09: Ha Noi - DUONG LAM - THAY PAGODA - Ha Noi  (B/L)

Arrival Hanoi, you have breakfast at local restaurant, and check in the hotel.

Visit Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. The village was the homeland of the 2 great kings of Vietnam: Ngo Quyen Temple and Phung Hung.

Visit Mia Pagoda belonging to other hamlet in Duong Lam village, is built in 15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Lunch at the local house.

On the way back to Hanoi, Stop over at THAY Pagoda (Master Pagoda), dedicated to Thich Ca Buddha (Sakyanmuni, the historical Buddha) and 18 arhats appear on the central altar and TAY PHUONG Pagoda (Pagoda of the West) consists of three single-level structures built in descending order on a hillock said to resemble a buffalo. Back to the hotel.

DAY 10: HANOI - BAT TRANG VILLAGE - DONG HOI  (500km)(B/L)

Morning you will have Hanoi city tour includes HoChiMinh's Mausoleum (closed on Mon & Fri), President Residence of wooden house on stilts, his garden and fish farm. In the same complex, visit One Pillar Pagoda - one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam built in 11th century and shaped as a lotus flower, Temple of Literature - the first Uninversity of Vietnam.

Afternoon visit Bat Trang ceramic making village. Enjoy fresh air at the beautiful village and try to work as villagers. Back to Hanoi. 22:30hrs. On train (SE1) to Dong Hoi. Overnight on train.

DAY 11: DONG HOI - PHONG NHA - DONG HOI  (100 km) (B/L)

07:05 hrs - Arrival Dong Hoi. You are transferred to the hotel for check in (If room available). Takes a rest until lunch time.

After lunch, proceed to Phong Nha Cave - the World Heritage for Nature. Visit by boat along the Son river - the most beauty of nature under the caves. Overnight in Dong Hoi.

DAY 12: DONG HOI - HUE (200 km) (B/L)

Morning you leave Dong Hoi depart for Hue. On the way visit Vinh Moc turnell. On arrive Hue, check in hotel.

Afternoon visit the Imperal Citadel – the World Heritage for cultural where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Then take a boat ride along the romantic Perfume River and stopping at Thien Mu Pagoda to see the 7-storey octagonal tower and an old Austin car, which transported Thich Quang to Saigon in 1963 for his self-immolation. Overnight stays at Hue hotel.

DAY 13: HUE - HOIAN (160 km)   (B/L)

Morning you will visit Khai Dinh King’s Tomb. Then continue drive over the mighty Hai Van Pass for whole view of Pacific Ocean and famous Lang Co fishing village. You will visit Marble Mountain village on the way to Hoi An.  On arrive Hoi An check in Hoi An hotel.

DAY 14: HOIAN (B/L)

You will have a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Phuc Kien Temple, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful local markets.

Afternoon you have free time for leisure on the beach. Overnight in Hoian.

DAY 15: HOIAN (B)

You have free time for leisure on the beach. Breakfast at your hotel.

DAY 16: HOIAN - MY SON HOLLY LAND – DANANG (90 km)   (B/L)

Morning you will depart for My Son with 3 km trekking from the road of the valley where My Son Holy Land was constructed by Kinh Bhadravarman 1 of the Cham kingdom in the 4th century. Transfer to Danang. Overnight in Danang

DAY 17 : DANANG Q NHA TRANG  (1 hour flight) (B)

You are transferred to the airport for morning flight to Nhatrang. Transfer to hotel for check in. You will have a free time for leisure on the beach.

DAY 18: NHA TRANG ISLANDS      (B/L)

Board a boat at Cau Da Port and start the exciting boat trip by cano. Cruising to Mun Island which is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. See extraordinary coral reefs which are coverd with multicolored fish by snorkeling or by glass bottom boat. Enjoy the exciting snorkeling on the island. Back to Lang Chai (Fishing Village). Visit many cages raising fish, shrimp, grouper insides. Fresh lunch with many dishes of fresh sea food in Lang Chai. Tour end at Tri Nguyen Aquarium where is the collection of thousands of fantastic sea fish and sea natural creature. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 19: NHA TRANG Q SAIGON (1 hour flight)(B)

Morning leisure on the beach. Afternoon, check out of hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon. On arrival you will be met and transferred hotel for check in and have a free time.

DAY 20:SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON (200 km) (B/ L)

Morning depart from Hochiminh City and drive overland to My Tho. Cross Mekong river by motorized boat. Row-boat ride along small creeks to Mekong River estuary. Continue motorized boat ride to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) and have a Vietnamese lunch on the island. See the manufacture of handicraft made from coconut trees. Cruise along natural creek sand quiet village in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee-keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditonal music. See coconut candy production proccess, tast candy and coconut pulp. Back to Saigon in the aftenoon. overnight at the hotel.

DAY 21:SAIGON (B/ D)

You have free time for shopping and discover Saigon.

Afternoon you will have Saigon city tour includes Notre Dame, the Post Office, Museum of History to see some interesting displays and photographs following the path of the revolution, Reunification Palace for a glimpse into the lifestyle of the democratic regime. Dinner in Floating restaurant.

DAY 22:  SAIGON  DEPARTURE Q(B)

Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until departure for flight to your country “Home sweet Home”

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