(Saigon, Cai Be, Can Tho, Cai Rang, Buon Me Tuuot, Lac Lak, Pleiku, Kon Tum, Hoi An, My Son, Da Nang, Hue, Hanoi, Halong, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, Son La, Sapa, Coc Ly, Hanoi)
Duration: 21 days/20 nights
Departure from Saigon for the Mekong Delta, a unique universe, to encounter a half earthling, half-water world grid by a multitude of canals and lush arroyos... before launching into the highlands, a world of sumptuous landscapes and inhabited by ethnic minorities with the customs of another time ... then descending to the plain Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and finally the Land Halong Bay for a dream cruise!
D1: Saigon. Arrival and visit
D2: Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho (B)
D5: Buon Me Thuot - Lac Lak (B)
D6: Lac Lak - Pleiku - Kon Tum (B)
D7: Kon Tum - Hoi An (B)
D8: Hoi An. Visit of the ancient town (B)
D9: Hoi An - My Son - Da Nang - Hue (B)
D10: Hue. Visit by cyclo (B)
D11: Hue. Visite - Hanoi. By night train (B)
D12: Hanoi. Arrival and visit (B)
D13: Hanoi – Halong Bay. Overnight on board (B, L, D)
D14: Halong - Ninh Binh (B, L)
D15: Ninh Binh - Mai Chau (B)
D16: Mai Chau - Son La (B)
D17: Son La - Sa Pa (B)
D18: Sapa. Visit (B)
D19: Sapa - Coc Ly - Hanoi. By night train (B)
D20: Hanoi. Free day (B)
D21: Hanoi. Departure (B)
Day 1: Sai Gon. Arrival and visit
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel (the room is available from 12:00). Departure for the city tour: Giac Lam Pagoda, Main Post Office, Cathedral of Notre Dame. Continue with a visit to Chinatown Cho Lon with the temple of Ha Chuong. Overnight in Sai Gon.
Day 2: Sai Gon- Cai Be- Vinh Long- Can Tho (B)
08:30, departure for Vinh Long. On arrival, boarding at Cai Be for a boat-ride in the arroyos. Discovery of the orchard with taste of exotic fruits. Lunch. Continuation of the cruise up to Vinh Long. Landing. Drive to Can Tho. Arrival in Can Tho in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho- Cai Rang- Sai Gon (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, departure for a boat ride on the Mekong River, visit of the floating market of Cai Rang. Discovery of a myriad of boats and barges overflowing with fruit, watermelon, sweet potato ... Back to the pier. Drive to Sai Gon. Arrival to Sai Gon in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Sai Gon.
Day 4 : Sai Gon- Buon Me Thuot (B)
Breakfast. 07:00, road to Buon Me Thuot through forests of fir and rubber tree. Free lunch. Arrive in Buon Me Thuot late in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Buon Me Thuot.
Day 5: Buon Me Thuot- Waterfalls- Lak lake (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, visit on the elephant back of the Don village and the suspension bridge (about 45 minutes), visit of the waterfalls Draysap and Gia Long. Free lunch. Drive to Lak Lake, visit of the lake by small boat and hike in the M'Nong village. Overnight at Lak Resort.
Day 6: Lak lake- Buon Me Thuot- Pleiku- Kon Tum (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, road to Kon Tum. Visit in route of tea and coffee plantations. Arrival in Kon Tum in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 7: Kon Tum. Visit- Hoi An (B)
Breakfast. 07:30, departure to visit the neighborhood of Kon Tum: The typical wooden church, the Bishop of Kon Tum and its monastery. Continuation by visiting the village of Ba Na and Konkotu to discover the daily life and funeral homes of the Ba Na. Drive to Hoi An, crossing spectacular scenery. Free lunch. Arrival in Hoi An in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An. Visit of the old town (B)
Breakfast. 08:30, departure to visit the old town: museum of Antiquities, Japanese bridge, Chinatown, Tan Ky house, market and port. In the afternoon, boarding a boat for a cruise on the Thu Bon River and visit of the wooden carving village of Kim Bong. Back at the pier. Check into the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An- My Son- Hoi An- Da Nang- Hue (B)
Breakfast. 0800, road to visit the ruins of the temples Cham in My Son. Back to Hoi An. Free lunch. Departure for Hue via Da Nang. Visit of the village of marble sculpture, the Museum ofCham. Continuation of the road to Hue. Stop en route to the beach of Lang Co. Arrival in Hue in the afternoon, check into the hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 10 : Hue. Visite en cyclo- pousse (B)
Breakfast. 08:30, visit of the Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Market (by cyclo) built in the French time. Free lunch. Afternoon, boarding a private boat for a cruise on the Perfume River (Song Huong). Visit of the Celestial Lady Pagoda and the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 11: Hue. Visit- Ha Noi. By night train (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, visit of the Thuan An beach nestling in the estuary where the Perfume River flows into Tam Giang lagoon. In the afternoon, visit of Thanh Toan covered bridge located 7 km far from the city center of Hue. Transfer to the railways station for the night train Hue/ Ha Noi (starting at 15h50). Overnight on the train.
Day 12: Ha Noi. Arrival and visit (B)
Arrival at the railway station in Ha Noi to 05:30. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Breakfast. Departure for the city tour of Ha Noi: the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu). Lunch during visits. Afternoon, visit of the Museum of Ethnography, stroll through the old town with the discovery of the temple of the Jade Mountain. Ride (one hour) by cyclo to visit the old town. In the evening, water puppet show. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 13: Ha Noi- Ha Long. Overnight on the traditional grouped junk (B, L, D)
Breakfast. 08:00, departure for Ha Long. Upon arrival around midday, getting on a grouped junk for a cruise into the bay dotted with islands and islets in any form. Lunch of sea products. Afternoon, continuation of the cruise by visiting the Cave of Surprises. Stop at Titov beach (swimming possible). Dinner by candlelight. Overnight on the junk.
Day 14: Ha Long- Ninh Binh. (B, L)
Breakfast. Visit of the cave of tunnel by small boat. Continuation of the cruise until the middle of islands dotted with divers forms in Bai Tu Long Bay, the island Trong, Turtle ... Lunch on board. Landing around noon. Drive to Ninh Binh, called "the Land Ha Long Bay". Arrival at the place of Tam Coc in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Tam Coc.
Day 15: Ninh Binh (Tam Coc)- Mai Chau. (B)
Breakfast. 08:00, boarding for a boat ride to visit the beautiful caves of Tam Coc (the 3 caves). Continuation by visiting the Jade Pagoda and the surrounding villages by bicycle. Free lunch. Drive to Mai Chau, the land of White Thais. Arrival in Mai Chau in the afternoon, settling in a house on stilts. In the evening, possibility of being at the spectacle of minority music and dancing with taste of the local rice wine ("Can). Night among inhabitants in Mai Chau.
Day 16: Mai Chau- Son La (B)
Breakfast. Morning devoted to walking in the villages of Pom Coong and Lac to discover the daily life of White Thais. Departure for Son La, the capital of Thais, crossing beautiful scenery. Free lunch. Arrival in Son La, check into the hotel. Overnight in Son La.
Day 17: Son La- Sa Pa (B)
Breakfast. 07:30, road to Sa Pa, crossing the Black river and wild landscapes. Free lunch en route. Continuation of the road to Sa Pa, a very nice little town where we find the Black Hmongs, Red Dzaos, Thaïs and Dzays. Arrival in Sa Pa in the late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 18: Sa Pa. Visit (B)
Breakfast. 09:00, departure to visit the minority villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, the most beautiful area of Sa Pa. Meeting people from different ethnic groups Tay and Dzay in colorful clothing. Return to Sa Pa. Lunch then exploration on foot of the Ham Rong Mountain. Overnight at the hotel in Sa Pa.
Day 19: Sa Pa- Coc Ly. Tuesday- Ha Noi. By night train (B)
Breakfast. 07:30, departure to visit Coc Ly Market which takes place only on Tuesday morning. Cruise on the Chay River. Landing. Free lunch. Transfer to the train station of Lao Cai. Stop in route to visit the Coc Leu market and the bridge of friendship in the sino-vietnamese border. Night train Lao Cai / Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
Day 20 : Ha Noi (B). Free day
Arrival at Ha Noi railway station around 05:00, reception and transfer to the hotel. Breakfast. Free time. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 21 : Ha Noi (B). Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of our services.
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