Vietnam Package Tour 14 Days
Day 1: Hanoi arriaval - Street Food Tour
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour & Night Train to Sapa (B, L)
Tour guide and car from Paradise Indochina Travel pick you up at hotel and visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of the Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, his stilt-house. Then One pilar pagoda structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave One Pillar Pagoda, we visit Tran Quoc pagoda - the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, located beside West Lake.
12:30 You have lunch in restaurant.
Visit temple of Literature - a Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor Ly Thanh Tong.
Visit Museum of Ethnology with many different items relating the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.
Enjoy a ride around the old quarter, it is great and experience watching the busy & narrow streets in the old quarter from a CYCLO.
Dinner by your-self and car pick you up at your hotel, then transfer to the Hanoi train station for the night train to Lao Cai - stay overnight on train for 8 hours.
Day 3: Sa Pa Easy Trekking (B, L)
The night train arrives in Lao Cai station at 6:00am. Take a drive from Lao Cai station to Sapa town, a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam’s northwest. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups each wearing their traditional, colourful attire.
Taking a guided walk through emerald rice paddies and tiny hill tribe villages. Then explore the fabulous markets selling traditional art and crafts, embroidery and silver.
Day 4: Sapa Trekking - Night Train back to Hanoi B, L)
Spend the half of day for trekking to hill tribe villages (Lao Chai village, Ta Van village)
Return to Sapa town by van. A refreshing shower will be arranged before your train in Sapa or Lao Cai. Travel on the overnight train back to Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi Arrival - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Hanoi arrival in early morning and having short break, shower & breakfast in mini - hotel before departure to Halong bay at 8:00am
Departure from Hanoi and then the drive takes around 3 hours with a refreshment break en route
Arrive into Halong Bay at midday and transfer to your comfortable junk and begin your cruise around majestic Halong Bay accompanied by a delicious lunch
Explore limestone caves dotted around the bay, soak up the sun on the top deck.
In the evening the chef will prepare a splendid meal comprised of fresh seafood dishes.
Overnight on cruise in Halong bay.
Day 6: Ha Long Cruise - Hanoi - Transfer to Hue (B, L)
Enjoy an early morning swim followed by breakfast
Visit Luon Cave before cruising back to the main harbor for your drive to Hanoi for a flight to Hue
Overnight in Hue city hotel.
Day 7: Boat Trip on Huong River - Hue Citadel Tour
After breakfast transferring to the pier for a luxurious dragon boat ride along Perfume River, As you glide along enjoy the luscious greenery and peacefulness on both sides of the river.
The first visit is Thien Mu pagoda, the magnificent architecture was found in the 17th century
Hue city centre to visit the Imperial Citadel, Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynasty Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace.
Enjoy lunch at a restaurant offering the special cuisine of Hue Vietnam.
After lunch, the next visit is to King’s Tombs of Tu Duc and the handicraft villages to watch crafting such as conical hat making, bronze-casting and incense-making.
Stay overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue – Hoi An Town. (B/L/D)
Depart to Hoi An. Stop on Hai Van Mountain Pass of 30 km length, and then have a lunch in Danang
On arrival in Hoi An, enjoy a walking tour of this charming traditional town now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay overnight in a Hoi An ancient town.
Day 9: Free and Easy – Explore Hoi An by yourself (B/L/D)
Spend a day of leisure on the beach or wandering around. Consider having clothes made by one of the expert and inexpensive tailors Hoi An is famous for SHOPPING.
Stay overnight in Hoi An. There are some more options available (optional)
- Cooking class & lunch
- Tra que cooking class, gardening & lunch
- Boat trip to visit kim bong wood carving village
- Boat trip to Thanh Ha pottery village.
Day 10: Da Nang - Sai Gon
We take an early flight this morning at 7:45 am, arriving to Saigon at 8:40 am, transfer down-town and check-in at our hotel before our city tour of this bustling Saigon started.
Visit the Binh Tay Market in Cho Lon; stopover at Thien Hau, a 150 year old Chinese Temple; then to a Lacquer wares workshop and the Jade Emperor pagoda.
In the afternoon visit the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office. Drop you off at your hotel around 5:30 pm.
Day 11: Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunel (B, L)
Depart Saigon at 8:00 to Tay Ninh. Visit to the Great Cao Dai Temple (a place to worship a mixture of Buddhism, Confucius, Taoism, Hinduism and Christianity). We see the noon mass at the temple (1 hour).
Lunch in Tay Ninh.
In the afternoon we visit the Cu Chi outdoor museum to learn about the tunnel systems of the Viet Cong. Take this opportunity to get a unique understanding of the guerillas underground fight strategies during the war and crawl through 50 – 100 meters of the 200 km tunnel system. On the way back to Saigon, the local rice paper workshops, and views of Vietnam countryside and paddy fields are pleasant sights.
We’ll drop you off at your hotel around 5:30 pm.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B, L)
Depart Saigon at 8:00 and head south to Cai Be. Upon arrival at 10:30 am, board a boat for a journey through the Mekong floating market. See how river life goes on here, watch the trading between merchant ships and local farmers. Alive and exciting.
Cruise through the secluded canals and cross the Mighty Mekong to an island where we will stop to enjoy fresh seasonal fruit before boating to Vinh Long.
Back on the bus for our trip to Can Tho to stay overnight.
Day 13: Cai Rang Floating Market & Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
We start the boat trip before 08:00 am otherwise you may not see the busiest time of the floating market.
We take a boat trip exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang, which the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes.
Lunch at local restaurant on the way back to Saigon via My Tho.
Day 14: Free Time & Transfer to Tan Son Nhat Aiport (B)
Your free leisure time. Do shopping in Ho Chi Minh City center - Super Markets or Ben Thanh market. Then transfer to airport. Tour ends!