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Vietnam Emotion Tour

Duration:  15 Days/14 Nights
Starting: Hanoi.
Ending: Ho Chi Minh City.
Price of the trips: Start from $ per person.
Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island - Sapa & Bac Ha – Hue – Hoian - Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh & Cu Chi Tunnel - Mekong Delta.
The remoteness and the simple lifestyle of ethnic minority people are a highlight of Sapa although conditions are basic...

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, our guide will accompany you to your hotel. If time permits, we embark on a cyclo for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. O/N in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa

An early morning start to drive towards Sapa. The roads are bumpy at times, but various scenic landscape changing from the delta area to the Tonkinese Alps make for an interesting journey. At an elevation of 1, 500 meters, Sapa was once a hill resort of French administrators when the summer heat became unbearable. The remoteness and the simple lifestyle of ethnic minority people are a highlight of Sapa although conditions are basic. After checking into hotel in Sapa we can soak up the fresh climate as much as we want by spending time to wander around. The ethnic people are frequently seen in this hill town and small vendors along the street sell local textiles and handicraft. O/N in Sapa. (B)

Day 3: Sapa

The range of Phan Si Pan boasts Vietnam’s highest mountain and lends an alpine feel to the area surrounding this hill station. Today we have enough time to visit the bustling Sapa Market where the Red Dao, Black Hmong, Tay and Xa Pho ethnic minorities converge from the nearby mountainsides and valleys to trade their goods and buy provisions. We then get well off the beaten track as we embark on a walk to explore this beautiful mountain region. Along the way we traverse several rustic villages and see many mountaineers doing their daily works such as logging, herding buffalo and tilling the field. The blend of verdant mountain backdrop and colourful population makes for an unimaginable view. O/N in Sapa. (B)

Day 4: Sapa - Bac Ha ( Sunday)

Upon leaving Sapa, we set off on our scenic drive through the border town of Lao Cai to the colourful Sunday Market at Bac Ha. This market also attracts a wide variety of ethnic minority groups including the Variegated Hmong, Dao, Phu La, La Chi and Tay. They still retain their old age cultural traditions and are recognisably distinct from each other by their dress. The experience of this congregation is colorful and unique. After the market we enjoy a walk around the area, visiting the Hmong King’s former residence and Ban Pho where the villagers make the potent local maize alcohol. O/N in Bac Ha. (B)

Day 5: Bac Ha - Hanoi

The return journey begins as we depart Bac Ha Town and pass through the green and rugged mountain scenery to Hanoi. These back roads are a great way to explore the real Vietnam. We see very few other travellers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out about our lives as we are of theirs. The drive is very long, but we can can make many stops at our pleasure, to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs. O/N in Hanoi. (B)

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong

This morning we enjoy a half day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. We follow this with a trip to the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university and the History Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. The peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem and the bustling Dong Xuan Market are also visited before we depart for Halong Bay, stopping en route at the Dong Trieu Pottery village. O/N in Halong. (B)

Day 7: Halong - Cat Ba

Heading out of town we embark on a boat for seven hour cruise to explore the legendary Halong Bay. Views of sailing junks navigating past over 3, 000 limestone islands and out crops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. These limestone karst 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. After a huge seafood lunch on board we weave our way towards Cat Ba Island and also have time for another swim. O/N in Cat Ba. (B, L)

Day 8: Cat Ba - Hanoi

The impressive way to catch your first glimpse of Cat Ba is a walk along the seaside at dawn. Today you have a half free day to explore Cat Ba Island on your own pace. There are various options to choose from, some of which are rowing a tiny boat, kayaking or visiting the national park. These optional activities are not included; however our guide is on hand to advise you with invaluable information. We regroup at our hotel in the early afternoon and travel by ferry to Hai Phong, the biggest port town of northern Vietnam. On arrival in this town we board our awaiting vehicle for a two hour drive back to Hanoi, arriving in time to see a performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets. O/N in Hanoi. (B)

Day 9: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

An early morning transfer to airport for an hour flight to Danang. On arrival we are greeted and driven a short distance to Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market. We visit these sights on an enchanting walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets, and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. O/N in Hoi An. (B)

Day 10: Hoian - Hue

The following destination of our trip is Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. After breakfast we depart for Hue, stopping en route to visit the sensational Marble Mountains, the East Sea and the Cham Museum in Danang. This structure is home to Vietnam's largest collection of Cham treasures. The winding roads begin as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view north to Lang Co and south to Danang. Arriving in Hue we see the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. O/N in Hue. (B)

Day 11: Hue

The beautiful riverside pagoda of Thien Mu which now becomes the symbol of Hue, and the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc are not to be missed. We include these in a half day cruise on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. After an impressive boat trip we take a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts. Along the way we pass many fantastic eating spots, all ideal for visitors to sample some local delicacies. O/N in Hue. (B).

Day 12: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast we have time to further explore the town until transferring to Hue Airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. Upon arrival we start our tour of Ho Chi Minh with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this sight are some of the best French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. We also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Here anything and everything is for sale! O/N in Ho Chi Minh city. (B)

Day13: Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi - Ho Chi Minh City

Today we drive north to visit the head quarter of Cao Dai sect in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. On arrival we see the ornate temple and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American war. O/N in Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving on an island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh City, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Cho Lon, Saigon’s Chinatown, which is crammed with fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. O/N in Ho Chi Minh city. (B, L)

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh City. The trip ends after your transfer to Tan San Nhat Airport for departure. (B)

Class

2 Pax

3 - 4 Pax

5 - 6 Pax

7 - 8 Pax

9 Pax Up

Cost/Pax

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Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Package includes:

  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner
  • Accommodation: twin sharing room at the below mentioned hotel or similar one
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Flight mention in program
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • Boat trip .

Package excludes:

  • Other meals
  • Tip
  • Drinks
  • Airport tax
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Flight in/ out Vietnam
  • Any optional additional tours or activities during free time

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