DISCOVER VIETNAM IN DEPTH

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Sightseeing around the ancient capital with thousand years of culture, discovering the majestic beauty of nature by trekking to the mountainous area surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines, joining yourself into the wonderful views of sculpted limestone islands or great beaches ever are some of amazing activities that give you a whole new and unique experience ever in 18-day tour to Vietnam. This journey highlights the most iconic destinations of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with marvellous landscapes such as Ha Long Bay, Hue Imperial City, My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town.

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Your journey begins in Hanoi, where you can explore important cultural and historical sites. Then you will travel to Lao Cai by overnight train, and reach Sapa by car to discover the village of H’mong tribe with beautiful landscapes by trekking. After back to Hanoi for one day to visit the old capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, you will move to Ninh Binh to contemplate the art of nature on the boat. Before flying to Hue citadel, you will stop in Ha Long Bay and spend overnight on luxurious cruise. After that, you continue to travel to Hoi An and Da Nang by car crossing the magnificent Hai Van pass. Say goodbye to Da Nang, you will come to Nha Trang - a beach city by train and enjoy different interesting pảties, then from there you will fly to Ho Chi Minh City - the biggest and busiest city in Vietnam. Your end-trip is a westward movement to Mekong Delta and finally back to Ho Chi Minh city departure.
DAY 1: Hello Vietnam!
You will be picked up at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and transferred to the city center to reach the hotel. After check-in, take a short rest and enjoy the welcome dinner. You can choose 1 in 2 options that we have prepared for amazing night activity in your first day to Vietnam - watching traditional show of The Quintessence of Tonkin or My Village. Both of them are marvelous spectacle bringing you closer to Vietnam’s history, culture and tradition.

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DAY 2: Merge into the ancient atmosphere of Hanoi Capital
After having breakfast, a whole-day amazing tour including most picturesque tourist attractions around Hanoi begins with West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple of Literature - which is an ancient heritage with historic buildings from the Ly and Tran dynasties. At lunch, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, then get on a cyclo (three-wheel bicycle) ride in Hanoi Old Quarter for sightseeing and shopping. When sunset comes, enjoy a tasty dinner before going to Hanoi Railway Station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.

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DAY 3: Move to Lao Cai and reach beautiful Sapa
Arriving Lao Cai in the morning, you will be transferred to Sapa - a small mountain town by car. Next, go trekking to Cat Cat Village of H’mong tribe in the valley, which remains generally uncorrupted outside forces. You would love to join yourself in excellent views, the magnificent limestones and paddy fields of H’mong people and panorama of the village, and enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. Walking back to the center of Sapa for lunch and you will have free time in the afternoon for discovering beautiful town, seeing daily activities of ethnic people and drowning into a peaceful life of Sapa.

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DAY 4: Special visit to ethnic villages of Sapa
Travel to Lao Chai Village - a village of Black H’mong after breakfast in the hotel and take a short trek down to the river to visit hill tribe house, watch local women making their handicraft clothes. Further along the trail, move to Tavan Village, reach customs from Black H’mong and Dzao people there. Having lunch in a local restaurant, then continue trek up and down to contemplate the unique beauty of rice paddy fields, walk through bamboo forest, relax on waterfall by drowning yourself into the cool water, and take a wide look on a panorama of Giang Ta Chai Village. Turn back to Sapa in the afternoon by bus and spend overnight on train back to Hanoi.

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DAY 5: Visit ancient capital Hoa Lu and contemplate Tam Coc on boat
Visit one of the highlights in Hanoi - ancient capital Hoa Lu of Vietnam in 10th century with royal architecture of two temples dedicated to the kings of Dinh and Le dynasties. Then, stay in a sampan boat for over 2 hours to explore Tam Coc grottoes (Ha Long Bay on land), enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst gliding along the amongst rice paddies and ranges of the limestone mountains. Cycling around the fields and Tam Coc area is also a good idea. Stay overnight in Ninh Binh.

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DAY 6: Cruise the magnificent Ha Long Bay
Arriving Ha Long after breakfast in Ninh Binh, you will enjoy your lunch while being set out on a junk cruise passing through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragon’s teeth. Then, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swim on a quiet beach or sunbathe on the sundeck. Late in the afternoon is time for you to visit an interesting fishing village with many old-fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. It will be really nice for you to stay on a bamboo row boat and discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, enjoy a hearty meal while contemplating the sunset and spend overnight on the cruise.

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DAY 7: Fly to marvelous Hue Citadel
From Ha Long, you will go back to Hanoi, then take a flight to Hue and complete hotel check-in.

Meal(s): B/Brunch/D

DAY 8: Drown yourself into highlights in Hue city
Visit many interesting tourist attractions in Hue city such as Imperial Citadel, travel by boat around Thien Mu Pagoda and have lunch at local restaurant, then continue to explore Minh Mang & Khai Dinh Tomb and walk around Dong Ba market.

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DAY 9: Explore through majestic Hai Van pass - Contemplate Hoi An Ancient Town
After breakfast in Hue, move to Marble Mountain - a cluster of five marble and limestone hills by car through magnificent Hai Van pass, then reach Hoi An ancient town and enjoy lunch there. Next, visit Thang Loi Silk and Reaching Out Tea House.

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DAY 10: Discover My Son Sanctuary
You will spend whole-day to explore My Son Sanctuary - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.

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DAY 11: On the train to beach city - Nha Trang
You will spend whole-day travel from Hoi An back to Da Nang by car, then move to Nha Trang by train, do hotel check-in and enjoy dinner in the beach city.

Meal(s): B/D

DAY 12: Trip to wonderful Islands - Enjoy funny entertainment in Nha Trang
In the morning, from your hotel or rendezvous, bus will pick you up and take you to Cau Da port. From there, you will be on the vessel to begin the journey. First stop is Mun island, you will contemplate corals and many other colorful sea creatures under the sea, have lunch with grilled fresh seafood and barbecue at the midday. Then, move to Mot island and enjoy the special “Floating Wine Party” on the sea. Soon in the afternoon, continue to visit Tam island with 4-star entertainment zone and enjoy the “Tropical Fruits Party” onboard to finish the tour. Back to Cau Da port by the vessel and bus will take you back to the depart position.

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DAY 13: Free day in Nha Trang
The schedule for today is completely up to you. Let walk around the beach to enjoy the beautiful sunrise, then go to famous restaurants to try different meals made from fresh seafood and back to the beach to contemplate nice sunset.

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DAY 14: Enjoy the beach in your way
It is another free day for your choice in Nha Trang. You can go sightseeing the beautiful landscapes of the beach city, sunbathe under a hot sunlights or buy souvenirs for your family and friends at the local market.

Meal(s): B

DAY 15: Free & Easy evening in Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast in Nha Trang, fly to Ho Chi Minh city - the biggest and noisiest city of Vietnam. Complete hotel check-in and enjoy dinner in this Southern city. You will have a free night in Ho Chi Minh city with many choices such as having some beers in Bui Vien Walking Street or hanging out in well-known coffee shops in District 1.

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DAY 16: City tour in Saigon
Visit many highlights in Ho Chi Minh city such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Reunification Palace whole-day and have dinner at night.

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DAY 17: Mekong Delta - Area of the Countryside
From Ho Chi Minh city, you will travel by car to Mekong Delta area. From there, cruise to Ben Tre and have lunch with local specialities. Then, move to Can Tho to experience water-based local life before going back to Hochiminh.

Meal(s): B/L/D

DAY 18: Goodbye Vietnam!
Wrap your wonderful memories, say goodbye to Vietnam and ready for the flight back to home.

Meal(s): B

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