SAVOURS OF VIETNAM
(Hanoi, Halong, Mai Chau, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Bentre)
Duration: 14 jours / 13 nuits
You would like to spend two weeks in the discovery of Vietnam, its flavors and scents! As soon as you arrive in Hanoi, one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia, dotted with lakes and backed by the Red River, you will take the dimension of this country that is seeking to reconcile the traditions and modernism. Then, the land sea Ha Long Bay will enchant you with their natural beauty before returning to Hue, the Mekong Delta and Saigon.
D1: Hanoi. Arrival
D2: Hanoi. City tour (B)
D3: Hanoi - Duong Lam Village - Mai Chau (B)
D4: Mai Chau - Ninh Binh (B)
D5: Ninh Binh- Ha Long Bay. Night on board ( B, L, D)
D6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B,L)
D7: Hanoi - Hue. By plane (B)
D8: Hue. City tour (B)
D9: Hue - Da Nang- Hoi An (B)
D10: Hoi An. City tour (B, D)
D11: Hoi An - Da Nang - Saigon (B)
D12: Saigon - Ben Tre. Night among inhabitants. (B, D)
D13: Ben Tre - Saigon (B)
D14: Saigon. Departure (B)
Day 1 : Ha Noi. Arrival
Arrival at the airport in Ha Noi, réception and transfer to the hotel in Ha Noi (check in from 12:00). Free time. Night in Ha Noi.
Day 2 : Ha Noi. Tour city (B)
Breakfast. 8:00, visit of the city: The Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, his house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Afternoon, visit of the Museum of Ethnography. Walk through the old town with a visit to Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake. Ride (one hour) by cyclo to visit the old town. In the evening, puppet show on the water. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 3 : Ha Noi- Duong Lam Village- Mai Chau (B)
Breakfast. 7:30, departure to visit the ancient village of Duong Lam with its beautiful pagoda. Possibility of doing a course of local cuisine. Lunch in the inhabitant’s. Drive to Mai Chau, in the land of White Thais, passing through fields of sugarcane and hills of tea plants. Arriving in Mai Chau in the afternoon, installation among residents in a house on stilts. Overnight in Mai Chau in the White Thai’s.
Day 4 : Mai Chau- Trang An- Ninh Binh (B)
Breakfast. Hiking to the villages of Lac and Pomcoong for discovering the daily life of White Thais. 8:00, drive to Ninh Binh, called "The Land Ha Long Bay”. Arrival at the site of Trang An, boarding a cruise for about 03 hours, fabulous scenery! Visit the beautiful caves. Continuation of the road to Tam Coc, possibility to discover (cycling) the old village of Van Lam, Thai Vi Temple and Jade Pagoda with panoramic view on the region. Overnight in Tam Coc.
Day 5: Ninh Binh- Ha Long Bay. Overnight on the traditional grouped junk (B, L, D)
Breakfast. 8:00, departure for Ha Long Bay "Bay where arised the Dragon" named World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Arrival in Ha Long around midday. Going aboard a traditional grouped junk for a cruise in the bay dotted with islands and islets in any form. Lunch on board of seafood. In the afternoon, continuation of the trip to visit Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprise). Stop at Titov Beach (Swimming possible). Dinner by candlelight. Overnight on board.
Day 6 : Ha Long Bay- Ha Noi (B, L)
Breakfast. Visit to the tunnel cave in small boat. Continuation of the cruise until the middle of islands scattered in divers forms in Bai Tu Long Bay, the island Trong, Turtle .... Lunch of seafood. Road to the airport in Ha Noi. Possibility to stop en route to visit a factory of ceramics and pottery. Arrival in Ha Noi around 16:00. Free time. Night in Ha Noi.
Day 7 : Ha Noi- Hue. In-flight (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for the flight Hanoi / Hue. Arrival in Hue, reception and transfer to hotel for the installation. Afternoon, visit of the Imperial Citadel then Dong Da Market, one of the largest and busiest in the region where you can find all varieties of fruits, flowers and spices of the ancient imperial capital, located by the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8 : Hue. City tour (B)
Breakfast. 8:00, traditional boat trip on the Perfume River. Visit of the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady'' (Thien Mu- XVII) and the tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang. Afternoon, continuation by visiting the tomb of Tu Duc (1848-1883). Visit of the colonial neighborhoods and Trang TienBridge. Overnight in Hue.
Day 9 : Hue- Da Nang- Hoi An (B)
Breakfast. 8:00, road in the direction of Hoi An, crossing the dizzying Cloud Pass (if nice weather). Stop en route to the Lang Co beach. Visit of the cham Museum in Da Nang. Continuation of the road to Hoi An. Visit of the village of marble sculptures. Arrival in Hoi An around midday. Free time for the beach. Night in Hoi An.
Day 10 : Hoi An. Visit of the ancient town (B, D)
Breakfast. 9:00, visit of the ancient town of Hoi An (Ex-Fai For): The Fujian shrine dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, the Temple Quan Cong, the Museum of Antiquities, the Japanese Bridge, the Phung Hung house, the market and port... Afternoon, course of local cuisine and dinner. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11 : Hoi An- Da Nang- Sai Gon. Flight (B)
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport for the flight Da Nang/ Sai Gon. Arrival at the airport in Sai Gon, réception by our driver then transfer to the hotel. Free time. Night in Sai Gon.
Day 12 : Sai Gon- Ben Tre. Night in the inhabitant’s on the island (B, D)
Breakfast. 8.30, departure for My Tho. Cruise on the Mekong river. Arrival at the island Phung (Phoenix), tour of coconut products workshop. Continuation by visiting the factory of coconut candy, tasting exotic fruit and honey at Mr. Nam Ngo’s. Continuation of the cruise in arroyos. Installing among residents. Dinner accompanied by traditional music of the Mekong delta and overnight in Phu Tuc inhabitant’s (possibility of doing a course in local cuisine and angling).
Day 13 : Ben Tre- Sai Gon (B)
Breakfast. 7:30, departure for the bike ride in the village, visit of a local market in Ben Tre. Discovery of the daily life of local people... Boarding for a cruise on the canal Ba lai-Ham Long. Back to Sai Gon. Free time. Night in Sai Gon.
Day 14 : Sai Gon. Departure (B)
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
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