Welcome to Vietnam: after long time on airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited. On your arrival in Hanoi airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver then transferred to city center.Our guide takes you to have a walk for street food tour.
In the afternoon Visit Hoalo widely known as the “Hanoi Hilton”, a nickname used by Americans during the Vietnam War, Hoa Lo Prison was originally built by the French colonial government in 1896 in order to hold political prisoners. The Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, is located on a small island near the southeastern shore of Hanoi's West Lake. Then you may spend time walking around the West lake to enjoy the fresh air of the biggest lake in Hanoi and Dong Xuan market which is the largest covered market of Hanoi where the wholesale traders sell everything from clothes, household goods to foodstuffs.
In the evening Transfer to enjoy My village show
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi – Hoalu – Trang An – Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
In the morning, after enjoying delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will leave Hanoi for Ninh Binh - our destination today. The first visit in this legend area is Hoa Lu, the capital of Dai Co Viet (an old name of Vietnam). Being the capital of the first fundamental Government of Vietnam, Hoa Lu witnessed many important historical events: the union of Vietnam after “12 Lords Rebellion”, the war with the Song dynasty, the defense against the ancient Cambodian, and the formation of Hanoi nowadays.
In the afternoon After having local lunch, you will take a sampan on river through the rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Trang An Caves. Enormous limestone karsts jut out from the green rice fields giving rise to this place’s other name, “Halong Bay on land”.At about 17:00, your tour will come to the end in the late afternoon then you will be transferred to your transited hotel in Hanoi.
In the evening You are transferred to Hanoi railway station for a night train leading to Sapa.
Overnight on train
Day 3 Lao Cai – Sapa – Ma Tra – Ta Phin
In the morning, you will be met by local guide and driver upon your arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast. Our guide takes you to start a short walk downhill through beautiful orchids gardens and pine forests. You will then reach a small village of Suoi Ho is inhabited by Hmong ethnic minority. Their house normally built of land has no windows because of the cold in the winter. You will then continue your walk through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery to Ma tra. It is possible to stop by a primary school for a quick visit.
In the afternoon Your journey will be mostly driving downhill toward Lao Cai, before taking a left turn into a small paved road leading to Taphin village. Here you can experience the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area. They live happily together while maintaining their own tradition from generation to generation. You can recognize them by dressing while they are both very famous of handicraft. You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses. Then return Sapa by car.
Overnight in hotel in Sapa
Day 4 Trekking Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van
In the morning, our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start trekking on the main road to go down to Muong Hoa valley. By this trekking route, our group have chance to enjoy the panorama view of the town and then the valley from the main road.After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, a small village of the Black Hmong people.From Y Linh Ho village, we go along the river to go to Lao Chai village. It is time for you to visit the local families, listen to your guide's explanation about the local culture: how they live, way of building the traditional house, techniques of making clothes... or listen about the way of treatment for a sick person. Have lunch at local family.
In the afternoon We leave Lao Chai to continue to Ta Van village, the Giay people's residence. The guide to bring you into some family: listen about their life, enjoy some green tea, learn about the differences of their culture from the other hill tribes even they leave close to each other.Leaving Ta Van, we head up to the main road where the car will pick up us to transfer back to Sapa.
Overnight at homestay in Sapa
Day 5 Sapa – Heaven gate – Fansipan - Limousine to Hanoi (fix time)
In the morning, our guide and driver come to meet you up at your hotel in Sapa then transfer you towards the Silver Waterfall. After taking a short walk to the waterfall, you continue our drive to the Heaven Gate of Tram Ton which can be considered as the highest peak of roads in Vietnam.You will enjoy the marvelous views of Fansipan from the Gate, the highest peak of Indochina.Coming back to the town, you will have lunch in a local restaurant .Then you are transferred to Cable Car Station and spend 20 minutes with cable car journey to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Reaching the altitute of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina.
In the afternoon the limousine wills take you back to Hanoi. You will reach your hotel in the evening.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 6 Hanoi – Halong bay
In the morning Our private and guide pick you up at hotel and transfer to Halong bay, which takes you around 4.0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetable.Reaching Halong bay you will check in your cabin then have lunch in the restaurant on cruise while moving further to the bay
In the afternoon
- 13:30: Enjoy a nice set menu lunch while the boat goes ahead to the Bay’s center.
- 15:00: Arrive at Surprising Cave, explore the cave and find out how the cave was named Surprising.
- 16:00: Heading to Titov island. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titov island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here
- 17:30: Go back the boat for relaxation and heading to sleeping area.
- 18:30: Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party
In the evening
- 19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around.
Overnight on cruise
Day 7 Halong bay – Hanoi
In the morning 06:30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
- 07:00: Have a light breakfast, tea, coffee and complimentary
- 08:00: Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it is dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald water heading to Luon cave. Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowd by the locals.
- 09:00: Come back to the boat for freshsening up and checking out cabin.
- 10:00: You will join with the short class of cooking demonstation, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
In the afternoon 12:00: Disembark the Aclass cruise.
- Then you are transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 8 Free time in Hanoi – Fly to Dong Hoi
In the morning free time by yourselves until you are transferred to airport for flight to Dong Hoi. When you arrive at airport in Dong Hoi, you are picked up and transferred to your hotel in Dong Hoi.
Overnight in Dong Hoi
Day 09 Dong Hoi – Paradise cave – Dark cave – Mooc Spring, rafting
In the morning After breakfast, all the participants are picked up the tour, van will drive on to the HCM-West Trail to reach the drop-off zone. From this point on visitors will have to hike and our tour guides will take them deep in to the primary forest to discover the Paradise Cave. This cave is one of the most beautiful caves inside the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, deep inside the cave visitors can embrace the beauty of it. After successfully discovering the paradise cave it’s the time to head back through the jungle.Drive the next stop is Dark Cave, where you can enjoy ziplining, kayaking, exploring the cave, natural mud bath.
In the afternoon Contemplate the natural beauty of Nuoc Mooc stream. Visitors can having hammock next to the stream and listen to birds singing, or swimming in the stream. Here, you can go swimming, Kayaking, fishing and enjoy the famous local foods.Transfer to your farmstay in Phong Nha.
Overnight at Phong Nha
Day 10 Phong Nha cave – Drive to Hue
In the morning Participants will discover the Phong Nha cave by kayaking, rock climbing and swimming! This unique way of discovering the cave is a Phong Nha-Ke Bang Tourism Center exclusive and will account for a unforgettable experience. Another unique aspect of this cave is that there are ancient inscriptions and treasures hidden inside the chambers for example inside the By Ki chamber which is located 1.2 kilometres from the entrance. These inscriptions were put there by the Cham people who lived in the area approximately 1000 years ago.
In the afternoon You are transferred to Hue.Check in hotel and relax
Overnight in Hue
Day 11 Hue – Danang – Sightseeing
In the morning, after breakfast, our guide and driver will meet you up again and start your journey to Danang On the way, you will pass the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South-East Sea, with spectacular views along the way. You will depart for Son Tra Peninsula, named as Monkey Mountain – the screen of Da Nang City.Here you will visit Linh Ung Pagoda, where exists the highest Goddess of Mercy Statue of Viet Nam. The pagoda offers stunning views of Danang beach and Cham Islands in the distance.
In the afternoon You will make a stop at Marble mountain, visit Non Nuoc stone carving village, one of the four ancient villages in Quang Nam – Da Nang.To be continued, you will climb up to mountain, visit Thuy Son – the biggest and the most beautiful mountain in Da Nang (elevator is available if you don’t prefer climbing) .Transfer to your hotel in Danang
Overnight in Danang
Day 12 Danang – Bana hill - Hoian
In the morning you will be met by our guide and driver then start your drive to Ba Na hills and Then you will take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. You make a stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, you will visit Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden…You also experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam), an alpine coaster, visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour. It is optional to get in Wax Museum and take hundreds of exciting photos with the Wax Celebrities (exclusive).
In the afternoon after lunch You have free time for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park …Later you will pay a visit to Golden Bridge, which is newly opened in Jun 2018 and considered the highlight of this area.in the afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoian.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 13 Free time to Vinpearl Land Hoian
Free time at your hotel you are free to arrange to Vinpearl Land Hoian by yourselves.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 14 Free time to enjoy beach in Hoian
Free time by yourselves to enjoy beach
Overnight in Hoian
Day 15 Tra Que village – Hoian Walking tour
In the morning, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village (private car will be used if you cannot ride a bike).You firstly will be introduced about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine. Then you will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Continue doing activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities before spending the rest of the morning working the land in the time honored way.After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.You will have lunch in local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region
In the afternoon, riding back to Hoi An town and you will start discovering this World Heritage site.You will be introduced about many delights of Hoi An. From expert dressmakers and tailors, who will craft a complete outfit for you in a couple of days, to a dawn photo trip along the river or from a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market then following small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town in the other side of the canal, you’ll find yourself miss that one-of-a-kind port town in every single road of your ahead travel.At around 17:00, the tour will come to the end ad you have free time on your own later
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 16 (11th Aug.19) Hoian – Danang – Fly to Dalat
In the morning Free at your time
In the afternoon Depend on flight time, you are transferred to airport in Danang for flight to Dalat.Arrive at airport in Dalat, you are transferred to your hotel in Dalat.Free at your time
Overnight in Dalat
Day 17 Dalat Canyoing in Datanla waterfall
In the morning, you are picked up for Canyoing in Datanla.
- Explore the waterfall with activities:
+ Practice and learn how to use basic technique for roping climb
+ Climb to waterfall wall at hight of 10meter
+ Jump and slide into water
Overnight in Dalat
Day 18 Dalat motorbike tour – Fly to Ho Chi Minh
In the morning Our guide will pick you at hotel for motorbike tour to some places:
. Visit Van Thanh Flower Village is one of three largest flower growing village of Da Lat and each year this flower village produces more than 1 billion roses.
Coffee plantation: The delightful scene of coffee plantation you can see from a top of a hill. Furthermore, you’ll be interested in knowing more about the process of making weasel coffee
Cricket farm and Rice winemaking house.: See the local way to make Happy water (rice wine). Visit a huge farm of crickets.
Silk factory: You can see some real silkworms. Silkworm is fed with clean mulberry leaves.
In the afternoon We continue to Elephant waterfall: One of the most beautiful and majestic waterfalls in Tay Nguyen. It looks charming and wild.Then, Linh An pagoda
Depend on flight time, you are transferred to airport for flight to Ho Chi MinhArrive at airport in Ho Chi Minh, you are picked up and transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 19 Cu chi tunnels - Food tour by bike - Fly to Siemreap
In the morning, you will be met up by our guide at the lobby of the hotel after you have breakfast, then transferred to Cu Chi tunnels.Cu Chi tunnels are famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. By visiting this site, you will have a chance to look back to the War time of Vietnam and see how we fight the invaders.Then, you will get back to Ho Chi Minh.
In the afternoon Your local English speaking guides will greet and meet you at your hotel or any specific place. You will then receive safety instructions on how to ride on the back of a bike properly in order to ensure the safest experience. Then, you will soon whisk away on the back of their bikes with no problem at all to have lunch totally in Vietnamese style.After lunch, Let’s walk around a local wet market (not Ben thanh market) where locals come every day to shop is an eye opening and exciting experience. Our guides can also help you to negotiate to get the best prices and you would learn some basic Vietnamese to try trading, bargaining in Vietnamese style with the vendors. You also will try some kinds of fruits and drink coconut water or sugarcane juice in this local market.Enough for the chaos, we now will try the most famous drink in Vietnam in old hidden apartment: the Vietnamese coffee and learn how to make a glass of coffee without machine. It is so good and that is why it has its place in everyone's bucket list when coming to Vietnam.Lastly, it's probably late at this time. It's time for us to have one more meal together. We will take you to have some Saigon delicacy such as Com tam (broken rice) or Bun Bo (Beef noodle soup).
After that, we will take you back to your hotel . Then, you are transferred to airport for flight to Siemreap
In the evening Arrive at airport in Siemreap, you are picked up and transferred to your hotel in Siemreap.
Overnight in Siemreap
Day 20 Siemreap
In the morning Breakfast at hotel, you will be met up by our guide and driver, then visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.
In the afternoon Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Early this evening, we will take the Tuk Tuk (the most common taxi in Cambodia) to cruise around the Siem Reap and town and and for a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety for your journey.
Overnight in Siemreap
Day 21 Siemreap
In the morning Visit Kayaking at Mechrey, half day is also provided great kayak experience to see Mechrey floating villageon Great Lake “Tonle Sap” - the most extensive freshwater lake in Asia and peacefully enjoy the adventure through the mangroves (high water), passing floating houses, learn from your tour guide about daily life, Tonle Sap ecosystem.
In the afternoon We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale! or we spend the rest of day visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.
Overnight in Siemreap
Day 22 Siemreap Departure
Depending on your flight time, you are picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your departure flight.