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VIETNAM PANORAMA TOUR

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vietnam tours, vietnam travel agencyTour duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Tour code: VNCL-38
Depart from: Hanoi
Stop off: Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Code: VNCL-38
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong delta - Ho Chi Minh departure
Tour Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi city tours
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 04: Halong bay - Hanoi - Overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 05: Lao Cai - Sapa
Day 06: Sapa - Lao Cai - Overnight train to Hanoi
Day 07: Hanoi - Hue
Day 08: Hue - Hoi An
Day 09: Hoi An free & easy
Day 10: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city tours - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta - Ho Chi Minh
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon your arrival at the airport in Hanoi, you are met and picked up by Asiana Travel local tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR
With ochre-colored colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes, Hanoi is full of charm. Start the tour at the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mon & Fri & all afternoons and from Sep 10 until Dec 10 for re-embalmment); an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, and where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” resides. A short walk from the mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda – resting on a single stone pillar emerging from the water, it is shaped like a lotus flower on its stalk. Inside is a statue of the Goddess of Mercy with its legendary “thousand arms and thousand eyes”. Wind your way afterwards to the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, for an overview about Hanoi culture and ancient Vietnamese architecture. The serene Museum of Ethnology (closed on every Monday) is 30-min drive out of town and offers a chance to get to know Vietnam’s 0504 ethnic groups better. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple than take a cyclo (pedicab) tour ride around Hanoi old quarter. Enjoy the special Vietnamese traditional Water Puppet show before back to hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 03: HANOI - HALONG BAY (170km) / OVERNIGHT ON JUNK BOAT
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 04: HALONG - HANOI - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. You are free at your leisure until transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai depart at 21h45. Overnight on train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 05: LAO CAI - SAPA
Arrive early at Lao Cai station, near the Chinese border. Take a scenic one-hour drive up to the hill station of Sapa. Breakfast is at the hotel. Then start a 30-min short journey south toward Muong Hoa valley, a stunning place boasting the largest terraced rice fields in Sapa (If your visit is between May and October, it will coincide with the local harvest time, a chance to see the local farmers in action and spectacular sceneries). The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong minority to Ta Van village of the Giay minority with a stop at the local Catholic Church, taking in the different traditions, cultures and costumes of the two minority groups. Return to Sapa and spend the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure. Early check in today is NOT included and subject to the hotel availability. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 06: SAPA - LAO CAI OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI
Check out from the hotel after breakfast. Travel by jeep or by car toward Tram Ton Pass. Along the way, you can take a short walk to Silver Waterfall and then head to Heaven’s Gate, from where you can see Fansipan mountain, the highest peak in Indochina. A 1.5-hour downhill ride to Binh Lu includes a stop at Chu Va village of Flower H'mong. Enjoy a packed lunch on the way. Trek to Pa Pen village of Lu minority where you can chat with the local people and visit the local school (close on weekends) where you can interact with the kids. Transfer to Lao Cai station, freshening up at the 03-star International Lao Cai hotel until you board the train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 07: HANOI - HUE
Upon arrival in Hanoi early morning, you are free at your leisure until transfer to airport to tak flight VN1543 (11h20 - 12h30) to Hue - Vietnam former capital city. Arrival Hue, transfer to hotel for check in and leasure. Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 08: HUE - HOI AN (140km)
Hue city tour: Visiting two majestic and serene Tombs of Emperors: Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect during the first decades of the 19th century. Transfer to Hoi An, on the way visit Hai Van pass - a site that is covered in clouds all year round, enjoy breathtaking views of mountain landscapes, long stretches of beach, turquoise water of Lang Co's lagoon and the South China Sea Beyond. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 09: HOI AN FREE & EASY
Full day free at Hoi An to enjoiy your time of shopping, tailor shops, swimming at Hoi An beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 10: HOI AN - DA NANG - HO CHI MINH
Free at leisure until we transfer you to the airport to Da Nang for domestic flight VN1313 (13h30 - 14h40) to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Sai Gon, the city located on the right bank of the Sai Gon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city, the greatest port, and the commercial and industrial center of Vietnam. Check-in hotel and the rest of time you will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11: SAI GON CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS
In the morning, the tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and today you will visit all interesting sites and landmarks in Ho Chi Minh city. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, and then we will proceed to see the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace governed by the US-pro government of Republic of Vietnam. Touring the building and then we will visit the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Break time for lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Cu Chi district, 50 km to the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh city, the tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. Touring the areas and then you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh city. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market nearby.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH
This five hour river cruise takes you through Vietnam’s most productive agricultural area which produces 38% of the country’s annual food crop. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of coconut palms, sugar-cane groves and fruit orchards from the vessel as you head to the Cai Be floating market. Here you can cruise through the colourful barges full of fruits and vegetables and then proceed to local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying processing. The trip continues along the Mekong canals to Dong Hoa Hiep Island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. Along the way you will find the local people engaged in their daily tasks and see brightly coloured Khemer pagodas. Stops on the way can be made upon request for particular visits or photos making. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Arrive at La Residence de Phu An resort where you will be welcomed and served Vietnamese culinary delights. You will then walk along a narrow canal to an air-conditioned vehicle that will transport you back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE
Free untill airport transfer for your departure flight back home or next destination. End of service.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion Services
Exclusion Services
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin or double rooms sharing with daily breakfast at hotel
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Private transportation on tours
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi on 04 soft berths per cabin with A/C
  • Entrance fees on tour
  • Domestic air ticket: Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh on economy class with airport taxes
  • Meals as indicated at local restaurant
  • Boat trip as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus
  • Visa arrangement to Vietnam
  • International air ticket and airport tax to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh
  • Drinks & other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Tipping for local tour guides and drivers
  • Others services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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