Vietnam Impression 15 days | From The North To The South

Vietnam Impression 15 days | From The North To The South

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Duration
: 15 days / 14 nights
Transport
: Air-conditioned vehicles, Bicycle, Boat, Junk, Flight
Destination
: Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay – Quang Binh – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Code
: VN2018-22
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Vietnam Impression 15 days | From The North To The South

Itinerary: Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay – Quang Binh – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
 
ITINERARY
Day 1 HA NOI – ARRIVAL (-)
Welcome on arrival at Ha Noi airport by the local guide, then transfer to Ha Noi Capital. Located in the center of the northern delta with a population of 6.2 million and an area of 3,398 square kilometers, Hanoi is an ancient city that was founded and developed for more than 1000 years since 1010. Although some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many cultural and historical monuments of interest to visitors and residents.
 
Note: Rooms are available from 2 pm.
Free day in the capital for your own discover the Ha Noi’s Old Quarter with 36 streets and a maze of lanes making up the old city center of the capital more attractive.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi
Meal: Not included
 
Day 2 HA NOI – FULL DAY (B/L)
After breakfast, depart to the Dong Ngạc village, located about 15km from the center of Hanoi. It is an ancient village and a cultural heritage site in honor of its education and heroic people recognized by the kings of Vietnam.
Visit the Dong Ngac market, visit a family to explore the daily life of the peasants ... and then cycling around the village with visit of the Dong Ngac Communal House, whose motifs and architecture are built in the shape of a dragon. The villages oldest belongs to the family Do and has more than 300 years or Nguyen family with a house given by the king. Crossing the old school of the village which is built in 1921, then the mossy gate of the village, one pedals on the road paved by bricks and enjoys the completely different space, which is calm and picturesque.
If time permits, we take a short transfer and visit the ancient Chem Commual House before returning to Hanoi.
 
Lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, discover the Ha Noi Old Quarter, a labyrinth of lanes that make up the old city center of the capital and bring together dozens of traditional crafts such as the production and sale of votive papers, bamboo work and so on...
 
Stop at Hanoia boutique to admire the ancient house of Hanoi where you will discover the traditional lacquer and silk lacquer (known as the queen of all varieties of silk). The day concludes with a traditional puppet show on the water, composed of sketches presenting the daily life and beliefs of the rural world.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 3 HA NOI – MAI CHAU – PU LUONG (B/L/D)
Depart to Hoa Binh, in the heart of Tonkin, just 80 km west of Hanoi. On the way, stop at a local market where the inhabitants of the region come to exchange, sell, buy the products necessary for everyday life. Continue towards the Mai Chau valley and settle in the village of Pom Coong in the middle of the day in a typical Thai house on stilts for lunch.
 
In the afternoon, visit the village (Ban Lac) of Thai minority then proceed to Pu Luong (1h30 en route). The primary forest of this nature reserve is considered a "tropical evergreen forest" rich in flora and fauna.
Check in Pu Luong Retreat. Free time to explore surrounding by your own.
Dinner and overnight in Pu Luong Retreat.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Pu Luong
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant
 
Day 4 PU LUONG – NINH BINH (B/L)
Early breakfast, then enjoy 3-hour hiking through the Pu Luong Reserve, between rice fields and mountains. Crossing small villages, stop to discover the daily life of the local people in this natural paradise.
 
After lunch, drive to Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh (About 15:30), former capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Situated 92 km south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is famous for the breath taking landscape often dubbed as “Ha Long Bay on Land”. On the way to Ninh Binh, you also have opportunity of discovery the water wheel of Thai minority.
Accommodation at hotel in Ninh Binh
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 5 NINH BINH – HA LONG (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Take a boat trip and visit impressive natural caves in Tam Coc, composed of spectacular landscapes of karst peaks dotted in valleys and surrounded by steep cliffs. Then visit the Bich Dong Pagoda. Proceed to Hoa Lu - the ancient capital - to visit some temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasties.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon, depart Ninh Binh for Ha Long (3h30).
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Long
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 6 HALONG BAY – HA NOI (B/L)
After breakfast, embarkation for a 4 hour relaxing and wonderful cruise through World Nature Heritage Ha Long Bay, passing bizarre rock formations, such as the Dinh Huong, Cho Da, islands with sandy beaches and Fighting Roosters islets. You will discover Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“.
During the boat trip, fresh lunch will be served (please let us know if you do not eat seafood).
 
Return to Ha Noi.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch on board
 
Day 7 HA NOI  QUANG BINH (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the morning flight: VN 8591: 08.05-09.30 to the province of Quang Binh. Upon arrival, reception at the airport by the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Rooms are available from 2 pm.
Lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon, depart for a day excursion. Exclusively devoted to the caves of Thien Duong (Grotto Paradise) and the discovery of an exceptional site classified World Heritage by UNESCO.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Quang Binh
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 8 QUANG BINH – DMZ – HUE (B/L)
After breakfast, overland transfer to Hue by national road No. 1. On the way, stop for the visit of the tunnels of Vinh Moc, a real underground city in the North of the Demilitarized Zone, then visit the famous bridge Hien Luong which spans the Ben Hai river, former border between North and South Vietnam ( the 170-Parallel).
Discover of the ancient citadel of Quang Tri, located about 12 km from Dong Ha. The citadel was marked by a historic battle of 81 days in 1972. Visit the village of Thanh Toan located 7km from downtown Hue (all levels) and the old bridge of 200 years.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 9 HUE – HOI AN (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Explore Hue Imperial City, ancient capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen dynasty. This large complex consists of temples, pavilions, moats, ancient gates, as well as museums and galleries illustrating the art and costumes of different periods of Vietnamese history. Visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc, the fourth Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty who reigned from 1847 to 1883. Buildings and gardens were shaped according to the precepts of geomancy (Feng Shui). The whole forms an immense park where nature is omnipresent.
 
Lunch at a local restaurant, then departure to Da Nang via the Cloud Pass (Hai Van pass). Upon arrival, visit the Cham archaeological museum with an extremely rich collection retracing the history of this extinct civilization. The road continues towards the port city of Hoi An, which has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 10 HOI AN – TRA QUE – HOI AN (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Depart by bicycle towards a small village typical of the Vietnamese countryside: Tra Que, located a few kilometers from Hoi An.
Upon arrival, the visitor discovers the village's ancient market garden tradition, whose products are now famous throughout the region. The tour begins with an introduction to the different agricultural activities in the company of the farmers.
Lunch with the host family. Of course, this friendly moment is followed by a tasting of local specialties, such as the Banh xeo (Vietnamese crêpes), bringing together all the flavors of Tra Que.
After lunch, free time for a well-deserved rest or to enjoy a few moments of the charm of the village, then return to Hoi An by bicycle.
 
Your free time to stroll through the Ancient Town of Hoi An and old streets or enjoy the beach (weather permitting).
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 11 HOI AN – DA NANG  HO CHI MINH (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang airport for the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Welcome by the local guide on arrival and discover the bustling Ho Chi Minh. Visit of the old residential districts starting with the town hall, a beautiful building of French colonial style built between 1902 and 1908. Then the Opera, designed by the French architect Eugene Ferret at the end of the XIX Century, the contemporary Palace of Reunification (exterior), and the Cathedral Notre-Dame built in the XIX century. Finally, strolling near the Central Post Office built in neo-classical architecture at the beginning of the 20th century by the famous Gustave Eiffel. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of War, it contains mainly objects relating to the American period of the war of Vietnam. Walk in the quaint Chinese quarter of "Cho Lon" which houses the Thien Hau pagoda. From here, leave for a stroll in the impressive Binh Tay Market and visit the Giac Lam Pagoda, the oldest in the city.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 12 HO CHI MINH – TAY NINH – CU CHI (B/L)
Depart to Tay Ninh, center of the Cao Dai religion, Founded in 1921, this religion mixes Christian, Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian elements. You may have opportunity to look at the worshipers in their long white tunics during the midday mass. Lunch at local restaurant.
Transfer to Cu Chi, visit of Cu chi tunnels, an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during Vietnam War. A veritable underground city made up of networks of more than 250 km of tunnels which saw the Viet Minh carry out its war of resistance against the French troops and then the Viet Cong during the war against the United States. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 13 HO CHI MINH – CAI BE (MEKONG LODGE) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta. On arrival, embark for a cruise on the Mekong to Mekong Lodge. Check-in bungalows and lunch at the restaurant.
15.00: bike ride to Tan Phong Island for the exploration of everyday life in the Mekong Delta. Through one of the orchards, pass by 3 ferry and visit the local houses on excursion. In the late afternoon, return to Mekong Lodge, then the cooking court and dinner at Mekong Lodge.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Cai Be
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 14 CAI BE – HO CHI MINH (B/L)
After breakfast, visit the floating market by boat and craft villages. Return to Mekong Lodge for check-out.
Return to the Cai Be pier by a boat.
Lunch at the local restaurant.
Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda on the way returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant
 
Day 15 HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Free day at leisure.
Note: Check out time at 12h00.
Depends on flight schedules, transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for the departure flight.
 
Accommodation: Not included
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
 
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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.
 
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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. 
15 days tour from: 
$940 per person in twin share. Apply for group of 10 Paxs.          

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us: 
info@vietnamholiday.com to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs

Hotel list in package (the first priority)


Hanoi: 3 nights
  • Adamas Hanoi Hotel or the same
  • Add: 57 Nguyen Truong To Str., Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Pu Luong: 1 night
  • Pu Luong Retreat or the same
  • Add: Don Village, Ba Thuoc, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
Ninh Binh: 1 night
  • Thuy Anh Hotel or the same
  • Add: 2 (55A) Truong Han Sieu Str., Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ha Long: 1 night
  • New Star Ha Long Hotel or the same
  • Add: Cai Dam, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Quang Binh: 1 night
  • Tan Binh Hotel or the same
  • Add: 55A Truong Han Sieu str, Phuc Thanh Ward, Ninh Binh City Center, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Hue: 1 night
  • Midtown Hotel Hue or the same
  • Add: 29 Doi Cung Street, Hue city, Vietnam
Hoi An: 2 nights
  • Kim An Hotel or the same
  • Add: 461 - 463 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An city, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh: 3 nights
  • Le Duy Hotel or the same
  • Add: 18-20 Nguyen Thi Nghia Str., District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Cai Be: 1 night
  • Mekong Lodge (old wing) or the same
  • Add: An Hoa, Dong Hoa Hiep, Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam

Our prices include
· Complimentary arrangement for Visa Approval Letter – single entry Vietnam.
· Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as per program.
· Spanish speaking guide for each area as per program.
· Lunch (L) & Dinners as mentioned (L/D).
· Visit fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
· Private cabin on boat for cruise in Ha Long.
· Boat for cruises in Hue, Cai Be - Vinh Long.
· Accommodation in sharing double room including breakfasts at hotels as mentioned.
· FOC Sim Card
  
Our prices do not include
· Stamping fee for visa to Vietnam.
· Meals not mentioned.
· International flight and taxes.
· Domestic air tickets HAN-VDH/DAD-SGN and domestic a/p taxes (Supplement surcharge as above).
· Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc…
 
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.
Program is subject to change without notice due to airline schedules or cancellation of some flights.
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