Vietnam Grand Tour in 18days
Posted date 05/05/2006 at 09:26:00 (Viewed 29162 time)
Day 1 : Hochiminh city and arrival ( _/_/D )
Arrive to Tan San Nhat airport. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel. Take an orientation tour in the afternoon ( if time permits ). Welcome dinner. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hochiminh city.
Day 2 : Hochiminh city tour ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Start a sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 3 : Hochiminh city - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Driving west to Tay Ninh, head quarter of Cao Dai region. on arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. on the way back a stop for a visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Driving back to HCMC. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 4 : Hochiminh city - Cai Be - Vinh Long ( B/L/_ )
6:00 Pick up at hotel the depart for Cai Be, stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. on arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat ro visit the Cai Be floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature . Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 5 : Hochiminh city - Dalat ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Dalat via the National highway 20. Enjoy the smooth drive with the beautiful landscape. Stop for photos at the La Nga lake and the floating village. Visit the Dambri waterfall. Lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to Dalat, visit the tea and coffee plantations in Lien Khuong. Free at leisure in the late afternoon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Dalat.
Day 6 : Dalat city tour ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Star the sightseeing tour in Dalat with the Bao Dais summer palace, the Tuyen Lam lake, try the elephant ride around the lake, visit the Hang Nga crazy house and the valley of love. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Langbian mountain, visit the Lat village. Return to Dalat. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Dalat.
Day 7 : Dalat - Mui Ne ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Prenn waterfall. Depart for Mui Ne. Lunch en route. Free for swimming at your private beach at the resort. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed resort in Mui Ne.
Day 8 : Mui Ne ( B/L/_ )
Take away breakfast. Picked up your resort in Mui Ne early in the morning by the Russian Jeep at 5 : 00 in order to admire the sunrise over the Mui Ne White & Red sand dunes. Jumping through the dunes by Russian Jeep make you feel like you crossing through a desert in Saraha desert. There is an opportunity for you to have more of sliding from the summit of the dune to the bottom on the wooden board cart. The cruise then lead you to the Canyou spot, visit the fishing village where you can enjoy the fresh seafood caught by local fishermen just few minutes off the boat. on the way back to resort, we have chance to ask the unforgettable snapshot at the Fairy Stream. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed resort in Mui Ne.
Day 9 : Mui Ne - Nha Trang ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at resort. Depart for Nha Trang. Lunch en route. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 10 : Nha Trang and its off shore island ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at your hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the off shore islands with the Mun Mot island, visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Lunch on the Tam island. Free for swimming. Return to Nha Trang. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 11 : Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An ( B/_/_ )
Breakfast at your hotel. Free until transfer to Cam Ranh airport for boarding to Danang on flight No VN 336 ( 12 : 05 - 13 : 20 ). Pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.
Day 12 : Hoi An - My son - Hoi An ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Starting early in the morning with the morning market. Afterward stroll around the town, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Afternoon- visit Myson holy land. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi An.
Day 13 : Hoi An - Hue ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Hue via Danang, visit the Marble mountain, the Cham museum. Stop for photos at the Hai Van pass, Lang co beach. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit Visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Enjoy the dinner cruise and night boat trip with the Hue folks songs performance. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hue.
Day 14 : Hue - Hanoi ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Cruise on the Perfume River to visit royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Phu Bai airport for boarding to Hanoi on flight No VN 244 ( 14 : 55 : 16 : 10 ). Pick up at Noi Bai airport to hotel. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
Day 15 : Hanoi city tour ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidence Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and one Pillar pagoda. Continue with the Temple of Literature Vietnam's first university. Lunch at local reaturant. Afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple. Cyclo ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai. Dinners on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
Day 16 :Ha Noi - Ha long ( B/L/D )
Arrive Hanoi around 5 : 00 am in the morning. Pick up at the train. Transfer to the restaurant for breakfast. Then, Leave for Ha Long Bay. Arrive Ha Long Bay and board the Huong Hai junk. Check in. Have lunch then visit Ha Long Bay, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, round over Tuan Chau island , Dog island , Sail island, Ti Top Beach, have dinner on junk, enjoy sunset, drink and over night on the junk. ( Optional : Kayaking ).
Day 17 : Ha long - Ha noi ( B/L )
Have breakfast. Visit man's head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai tho mountain. Return and have lunch on junk. Back to Ha Long wharf. Coach trip back to Ha Noi . Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
Day 18 : Hanoi - Departure ( B/_/_ )
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure for shopping until transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure.
Tour price includes :
Transportation by private car/van with A/C, as per program
Domestic flights : Nha Trang - Danang; Hue - Hanoi ( Economic class )
All pick ups and transfers from/to airport ; From/to boat quay
English speaking tour guide
Private boat trips
All entrance fees
Hotel accommodation : 1 Single + 1 Double
Meals as indicated in the tour program : B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; Dinner.
Approved invitation letter for Vietnamese visa.
Tour price excludes :
International flight to/from Vietnam
Other meals not mentioned in the program.
Laundry & telephone fee at hotels
Vietnamese Entry visa.
Flexibilty on request :
- Homestay can be arranged in Can Tho ( the lower Mekong Delta )
- Full board package can be arranged during the trip
- Train travel experience can be replaced by domestic flight from Hanoi to hue or Danang to Hochiminh city.
- Extended trip to Angkor Wat ( Cambodia )
- Extened trip to Phu Quoc island
- Extended trip to Mui Ne beach