13 DAYS VIETNAM TOUR FROM SOUTH UP TO NORTH

13 DAYS VIETNAM TOUR FROM SOUTH UP TO NORTH

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1.455
Duration
: 13 days / 12 nights
Transport
: Air-conditioned vehicles, Train, Junk, Boat
Destination
: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta – Da Nang – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi – Ha Long bay – Ninh Binh – Sapa – Hanoi departure
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: INH16
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13 DAYS VIETNAM TOUR FROM SOUTH UP TO NORTH

Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta – Da Nang – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi – Ha Long bay – Ninh Binh – Sapa – Hanoi departure 

Travel to Vietnam and trace its mystical eastern coastline, traversing the country from south to north and discovering the many attractions that lie along the way. From the modern chaos of Ho Chi Minh City all the way up to old-world Hanoi, you'll experience tumultuous history, colonial charm, vibrant colours, delicious food and inspiring scenery on this Vietnam Holiday Packages.

 

ITINERARY
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam’s financial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Saigon’s bustling streets en route to the hotel.
A foodie night out on the town.
This Saigon night tour is part night excursion, part street food adventure. Experience Saigon nightlife the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.
 
To start off this Saigon night tour, enjoy drinks at our Vespa-themed café, Café Zoom, to watch “as the world goes by” (as said in the Lonely Planet guide book). Throughout the night, try a variety of food and drinks at 2 local restaurants and samplings of Saigon’s best authentic local food. Zoom past the famous must-see sights of Ho Chi Minh City while in the bustling traffic. We’ll also go to a Vietnamese-style coffee shop with special live music, and then wrap up the evening at an exciting music bar where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind and flaunt their unique styles.
Guests ride pillion behind our drivers to enjoy and experience the Vietnamese nightlife with friends. This tour includes free flowing drinks and all you can eat, so come with an appetite!
 
 
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". 
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. 
 
Day 3: Mekong Delta River My Tho – Ben Tre (B, L)
Start 7.30 – return 17.00
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.  
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. 
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.  

 

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel, shopping at Vincom, Ben Thanh market then transfer to airport flight up to Da Nang.
Upon arrival Da Nang, transfer to Hoi An. On the way stop to visit Mable Mountain.  Check in hotel in Hoi An. Free of your leisure discover Hoi An ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Day 5: Tra Que Village (B, L)
Depart from your hotel and ride bicycle in 30 minutes to Tra Que herb village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening
activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables... Enjoy foot soak before
getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Join cooking with ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, ‘Banh xeo’ - a local pancake of people in Viet Nam middle region
... After your morning excursions and lunch, you learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Bid farewell to your host family before riding back toyour hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 6: Cham Island (B, L)
8:00: local tour guide will pick you up at the hotel’s lobby, transfer to CuaDai harbour. Relax in fresh cool wind and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the speed boat to Cham island. Visit Au Thuyen where the local boats are hidden in storms. Walking along the rice field to visit the over-100-yearsold temple of Hai Tang Pagoda and fishing village. Transfer to Bac island for snorkeling. Here you can swim, see the forest of nice coral under the sea. Go back to Bac island for relax, swimming, sunbath and enjoy lunch with fresh seafood.
14:00: Return to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi – Vespa after dark (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel then, our driver will transfer you to Da Nang airport take flight to HanoiUpon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, transfer to city central. Check in hotel. 
6.00 pm We meet at our stylish local Café and start the evening with a cocktail or another kind of drinks (coffee, tea, juice, etc. ) and a delicious snack from one of the nearby night time vendors, before jumping on the back of the vintage Vespas. After weaving through the magical, busy back streets of the Old Quarter, we soon arrive at a fascinating local joint, right on the railway tracks (literally!) where we try some infused rice wine and a Buffalo Jerky appetiser. It’s back riding through the narrow street again, as  we head toward our next foodie place, a lively local restaurant serving Bun Cha. 
This quintessential, must taste Ha Noi dish of rice noodles, grilled pork and meatballs, with a side of Nem (spring rolls). Simple but delicious.We then head out of the Old Quarter and ride toward West Lake to try the local speciality of Pho Cuon, and learn the art of grap rolls, Vietnamese style with these fresh and fragrant ingredient and the Pho noodle! A short ride on the Vespa takes us to our final port of call, next to the superb Opera House. The halcyon days of 1930 may be over, however this Jazz club with wow with the truly unqiue blend of style – 30 style Jazz – Tradition Vietnamese Music! 
 
Day 8: Hanoi – Ha Long bay – Overnight in Cruise (B, L, D)
It’s an early start as you arrive back in Hanoi to freshen up and have a quick breakfast before heading to Halong Bay arriving around noon.  Leave the noise of the city behind as you travel about four hours to Halong Bay by shuttle bus. Hop aboard a small tender boat to arrive at Cruise, a beautifully restored traditional wooden junk and explore the jade green waters of Halong Bay over lunch. This afternoon the tender will take you to a secluded part of the bay where the water is perfect for swimming and kayaking around the limestone karsts. 
 
You’ll return back to Cruise just in time to watch the sunset from the top deck before enjoying the bay’s freshest seafood dinner. 

 
 
Day 9: Ha Long bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Wake up refreshed from a good night sleep as the boat motors towards Surprise Cave, the biggest in Halong Bay. Board the tender for a short trip to the cave and be amazed - the entry to the cave is deceptively narrow but once through, the cave opens up to a large chamber with impressive limestone formations. Surprise! Then it’s back to the boat and cruise to Halong Port arriving around noon, where you will continue to Hanoi.
 
Day 10: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Trang An – Hanoi – Sapa by train (B, L)
Your guide and driver will meet you at 8:30am. You will then embark on a journey south of about 100 kilometres to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties dating back to the 11th century. Having been eroded over the millennia, the dilapidated ruins have nearly been absorbed by the spectacular scenery creating a mystical atmosphere that will be sure to titillate your imagination. .  
After lunch in a local restaurant you will continue to nearby Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its outstanding natural beauty and the scenic karst formations which contribute to its reputation as being the “Halong Bay on land.” Board a small boat and meander lazily down the peaceful river while passing through a series of caves. While enjoying the sounds of soaring birds overhead and paddling along the crystal-clear waters of the river,  jagged limestone hills jutting skyward out of electric green rice paddies will be sure to bring out the photographer in you.
Finally, return to the pier, where your vehicle will be waiting for you, and arrive back in Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Pick up at your hotel at  20:30 and transfer to Ha Noi train station catch the night train to Lao Cai                                    (Train time : SP3.22:00) . Overnight on the train.
 
Day 11: Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B.L.D)
5:30 – 6:30 : Pick up at Lao Cai train station by our staffs then drive to Sa Pa by bus. Arrive in Sa Pa in mid-morning. 
7:00 -  8:00 : Have breakfast and relax at hotel. If hotel has avaiable room, you can check in early, if not, you join in tour first.  Check in time is 12:00 
9:00 – 9:30  : Our guide takes you to visit a village of Black H’mong people . It is named Cat Cat Village, you have a chance to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station built by the French ( This activity take 2 hours walking up and down to the valley ). 
11:30 -13:00: Back to SaPa town and have lunch on restaurant.
14:00: After lunch, you are free to visit Sa Pa town  and Sapa market .you can rent a motorbike to discover Sapa by yourself or having a herbal bath of Red Dzao people.
18:00 : have dinner and overnight in Sapa.
 

Day 12: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Hanoi (B.L) by bus
7:30 – 9:00: Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Pack your luggage to store of hotel.
9:00 – 9:30: Our guide takes you to visit two villages of the H’mong and Dzay People, called Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. Have lunch on the way or in a family of the ethnic people. (You will start trekking from hotel to the Lao Chai village with the distance about : 10 kms. When you finish the trekking trip at the end of the village, our bus will pick up you back to Sapa town). Return to hotel and refreshing ( You can use the restroom of hotel ).
1.30 or 4:30 pm: Transfer from hotel to Ha Noi.  in Ha Noi at 7.30 pm or 9.30 pm. 
 
Day 13: Hanoi departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport take flight back to home. Transfer arrangement. Check out: 12.00 

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MONEY : Vietnamese Dong (VND); ATMs and Money changers throughout the country. USD widely accepted. As of Aug 2016: 1USD = 22.500 VND
 
ELECTRICITY : Vietnam mainly uses 220V but in some areas, 110V is used. A mixture of flat and round 2-pin outlets are used in the country.
 
DIALING CODE : +84
TIME ZONE : GMT/UTC +7

VISAS:Most nationals require a visa to enter Vietnam and all travelers must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their planned exit from Vietnam. Visa on Arrival service is possible with advance notice to Hanoi Redtours to prepare all permissions and documents.

 
GETTING THERE & AWAY : Vietnam has 3 international airports: Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) and Danang Airport. These airports are well connected to major Asian cities with increasing international connections.
 
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS : Vietnam celebrates many holidays; however it is rare that shops are closed. The exception is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year - officially a three-day holiday but many businesses close down for a full week. This is the busiest time of the year for traveling in Vietnam and hotels, flights and trains are often full. 2012 Dates :  22-25 January.
 
LANGUAGE : The national language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. In big cities and in places with many tourists, people can speak basic English. As Vietnamese has six different tones, it is a difficult language for most foreigners to speak despite the fact that the Roman alphabet is used in the modern Vietnamese script.
 
 - GOOD MORNING: Chào buổi sáng
 - NO PROBLEM: Không có gì
 - PAY: Tính tiền
 - GO: Đi thôi

WHEN TO GO?

Vietnam's weather varies greatly from north to south with each area marked by slightly different seasons and climates. Because of these regional variations, there are always pleasant and favorable areas to visit throughout the year. The north, overall, tends to be cooler than the rest of the country. During the winter from November till February, the day time temperature is cool and the weather often damp. Central Vietnam experiences warm weather from July to October and wet, colder weather from November to May. Although the temperature remains fairly steady throughout the year, Southern Vietnam has two seasons. The dry season lasts from December to May, while from June to November is the rainy season
 
Stay in three-star accommodation during your tour.

·         13 days tour from$1455 (1045.03 Pound )per person (All Inclusive show in itinerary) in twin sharing in joined group tour.

.         Solo travellers may attend for a single supplement surcharge: $399 per person.

Hotel list in package (the first priority) 3*

 
Ho Chi Minh: 3 nights 3*
·         Bloss Saigon Hotel or the same. 
·         Add: 27-29 Ben Thanh, Truong Dinh, Ho Chi Minh
Hoi An: 3 nights 3*
Vinh Hung 2 or the same
Add: 22 Doi Cung or the same
Hanoi: 3 nights 3*
·        La Suite or the same
·        Add: 52 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Ha Long bay: 1 night 3+
·        Galaxy Premium Cruise or the same
·        Ha Long bay
Sapa:  1 night 4*
·        Sapa Charm or the same
·        Add: 36 Muong Hoa, Sapa

Our prices include:
• Accommodation in shared double or twin room at selected hotels with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom.
• Transfer by a private and joined air-conditioned vehicle as per program.
• English speaking guide for each area except during time at leisure.
• Entrance fees, boat fees for all sightseeing tours as mentioned in the program.
• Boat for the trips mentioned.
• Meals as mentioned in the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch or (D) for dinner.
• Drinking water available on the vehicles
• Domestic flight Da Nang - Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh city - Da Nang and airport taxes.
 
Our prices do not include:
• Visa for Vietnam (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
• International flights and airport taxes.
• Optional tours
• Surcharges for other language guides
• Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
• Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
• Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
• Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
• Government taxes currently in force (V.A.T.).
 
Note:
• Visa into Vietnam available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorization letter. 
• In general most places are closed in Vietnam throughout the period of the Lunar New Year.
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