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hoangmao300 14-05-2019 03:20 PM

Vietnam Discovery: 14 days Vietnam
 
Vietnam Discovery: 14 days Vietnam

The sheer diversity of Vietnam caters to nearly every wandering soul. Within its spectacular seascapes and mountainous landscaping, Vietnam hides its mystical ethnic minority hamlets, extraordinary cascading rice terraces, a hotpot of cultures dating back thousands of years, among the most vibrant food scenes in Southeast Asia, and many more.
This exploration will take you across the nation, from Hanoi, Vietnam's millennial capital city to Sapa, the North's ultimate trekking base. Deal with yourself to a perfect getaway to the renowned karst-dotted seascape of Halong Bay - one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature with its serene emerald water.
Down the slender curves of Vietnam may be the idyllic Hue, Vietnam's formal imperial capital, which has all the grandeur and majesty to mix the curiosity of any history buff. Further south is Hoi An - actively playing the job of muse to any artist, its architectural consistency of structures as well as the power grid formation of narrow alleys and lanes have magically turned Hoi An into a de facto theme park.
Out from the serenity, Saigon bloomed as one of the most exciting cities in Asia but does not go for just that. The verdant Mekong Delta, the melting pot of cultures that are different offers another otherworldly feature of Vietnam.
So let's invest a meaningful holiday in Vietnam becoming a part of the fluidity of her and examining her lots of facets acutely from the inside out in 14 times with Top Vietnam Travel.


Highlight:
  • Watch Vietnam’s 1,000 year of history comes to life in front of you with a visit to Hanoi
  • Dip your toe in a whole different culture with a trip to Sapa
  • Get in touch with the grandeur of nature in Halong Bay
  • Weave through Hue’s deep-rooted culture and history
  • Get lost in the bucolic charm of Hoian
  • Embrace the addictive madness of Saigon
  • Embark on a trip to Mekong Delta, one of Asia’s most atmospheric land

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Meals: NA/Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
The holiday of yours in Vietnam is going to start with Hanoi - the classic capital of Vietnam. After a warm welcome upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you are going to engage in a personal walking city tour to explore local markets and also the Old Quarter - known for its 36 narrow, congested streets and guilds (now Hanoi has more than 70 streets) - every was named after a single trade - formed by artisans and traders from villages around Hoan Kiem Lake who came here to market the goods of theirs.


Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: on train (shared 4 soft sleeper cabin with AC)
The capital of Hanoi is a quintessential visit in any Vietnam holiday bundles in case you are looking forward to digging deeper into Vietnamese society. Today you have a whole day to enjoy the capital of Vietnam, with en route visits to its main attraction sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum along with Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Presidential Palace), the Temple of Literature, West Lake with Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda, and the most incredible attraction museum in Hanoi - The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or History Museum.
Later in the evening, you are going to enjoy a conventional Water Puppet effectiveness for an intimate insight into Vietnamese rural life throughout its history. Originated in the Red River Delta in the 11th century, water puppetry hails from the country 's stormy rice culture, sketching a lively and colorful image of an agricultural society normal of the North with a humorous twist to each skit. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Enjoy dinner on the own arrangement of yours before being transferred to Hanoi Railway Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai.


Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodations: Hotel in Sapa
You are going to arrive at Lao Cai Station early in the early morning. Lao Cai is a town near the Chinese border. You will be welcomed by the local tour guide of ours and then transferred to Sapa town. Have breakfast and relax for some time before beginning to trek to Mường Hoa Valley - noted for its breathtaking scenery and also being the largest farmland for rice cultivation in SaPa. You will trek across the Muong Hoa River through terraced areas, passing by several hamlets of the H'Mong. The trek will take you from Lao Chai Village - inhabited by Black H'mong People to Ta Van Village - inhabited by the Zay, providing an intimate insight into the different ethnic traditions and costumes showcased by the villagers. Go back to the hotel of yours and remain overnight in Sapa.


Day 4: Sapa – Matra – Ta Phin Village – Bus to Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch./Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi.
The walk starts from Sapa through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests. On the way, you will pass by Matra - a small, remote tribal village of the Black Hmong. Continue trekking through rice terraces and the scenic mountainous landscape of Sapa, and enjoy lunch served en route to Taphin Village. This village has its visitors captivated by the distinctive cultural life of the Black Hmong and Red Dzao minorities - he two largest ethnic groups inhabiting the spot through anecdotes advised by the elders. You'll also have the opportunity to go to several traditional houses here before returning to Sapa in a car. The bus of ours is going to take you to Hanoi for the overnight stay of yours at the resort.


Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Meal: Breakfast-lunch-dinner/Accommodation: On Cruise
No holiday in Vietnam is complete without a beach escape. So treat yourself to an overnight stay amidst the magnificent Halong Bay. After getting purchased from the hotel of yours, you will be transferred by van/car to Ha Long Bay at 12:00. Upon arrival in Ha Long Bay, you'll be welcomed aboard and enjoy lunch while weaving through many destinations and islets towering over and reflected off the emerald waters of Halong Bay. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a birds' eye view of the bay peppered with golden sails, after which go on to a peaceful beach for a few kayaking or swimming, or just simply return to the ship and also sunbathe on the sundeck, whatever tickles your fancy.
Later in the evening, pay a visit to a tranquil fishing village to interact with fishermen who have inhabited the bay for almost 3 generations. Go back on board and also have a drink on the sun deck while can enjoy beverages and lose yourself within the immense visual delight as the reddish-orange hue of the skies deepens and also dusk creeps over the horizon. Enjoy dinner and remain overnight on the junk.


Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi – Hue
Meal: Breakfast-Brunch/Accommodation: On Cruise
Kickstart the day of yours with an early Tai Chi Session on the sundeck and you will be rewarded with an unparalleled visual glory of the sun peeking over the watery horizon. After breakfast, you are going to visit an enigmatic limestone grotto and then go to the ship for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay as you cruise back to the dock. Check out as the ship arrives at the harbor by drive and noon back to Hanoi for your flight to Hue. On the arrival of yours, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Check in as well as immediately in Hue.


Day 7: Hue
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Today, you are going to embark on a full day exploration of Hue - Vietnam's former ancient capital. Get started with a visit to the Imperial Citadel - home to the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City - once the Emperor's and the family of his private residence. The Imperial City was created in the 19th century, based off the design of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Aside from the Forbidden Purple City and the primary buildings of state, the Imperial Enclosure houses many other palaces and temples within its walls.
In the evening, carry on and visit the Imperial Museum, Tu Hieu Pagoda, and the brilliant Dong Ba Riverside Market.


Day 8: Hue – Danang – Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
Wake up in the early capital and enjoy the breakfast of yours in the hotel. Next, embark on a private boat trip cruising the romantic Perfume River with visits to Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) and the grandiose Minh Mang's tomb - captivating beholders with its regal characteristics. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then leave Hue for Hoi An - one other UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are going to travel via the Hai Van Pass, stop in Danang for a trip to the Cham Museum and handicraft villages at the foot on the Marble Mountains before arriving in Hoi An. Upon arrival in Hoi An, you'll check straight into the hotel of yours and have some free time to enjoy the town then stay overnight there.


Day 9: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Japanese, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high-grade silk, which is still produced in the area, and also ceramics. Nowadays, Hoi An is a quaint riverside city, popular with tourists for the eclectic architecture of its, tailors shops, along with numerous cafes. Some of the structures in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for over a century. You will enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter going to Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old Tam Ky Ancestral House, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour, there is going to be free time to shop and relax. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.


Day 10: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
You'll then escape Hoi An for Danang Airport for a single hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the evening, you will embark on a city tour of HCMC (Saigon) which includes the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the old Post Office along with bustling Ben Thanh Market. You are going to stay overnight in HCMC.


Day 11: Cao Dai Temple & Cu chi Underground
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
This morning you are going to drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh. Cao Dai Holy See Temple could be the cathedral of the Cao Daism religion and residence of the Divine Eye, the recognized sign of this unique religion. Cao Dai followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. You'll also have the ability to look at the midday service.
Following lunch you are going to drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, that consist of over 200 km of underground tunnels. This principal axis system has many branches connecting to subterranean hideouts, shelters, and entrances to various other tunnels. The network incorporated innumerable trap doors, uniquely built living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. These days the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving visitors a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the Vietnam War. You will stay overnight in HCMC.


Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
You will leave HCMC to lush My Tho in which you will cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where you're treated to a scrumptious lunch in a nearby restaurant in the center of the Mekong, complete with exotic fruit. You will also go to the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine, before proceeding to Vinh Trang Pagoda. You will subsequently head off to Can Tho City - the metropolis of the Southwest situated directly at the center of the Mekong Delta, for an overnight stay.


Day 13: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day and then take boat trip to sign up in the sun soaked Cai Rang floating market, one of the most bustling floating marketplaces in the Mekong Delta, with a huge selection of little boats barging and jostling for space to market their goods that will certainly escape you in awe. After sampling local fruits, the guide of ours will escort you to the resort through myriad canals. You are going to have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for an overnight stay.


Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: NA
There is no activity designed for today so you are free to enjoy your free time souvenir shopping until becoming transferred to the airport for your onward flight. This's the conclusion of the holiday of yours in Vietnam.
  • DepartureHanoi
  • IncludedHotel in twin/double sharing room basis with daily breakfastMeal as mentionedTransfer by air-conditioned private carEntrance fees, boat trips and excursionsExcellent English speaking guideDomestic flight
  • Not IncludedTravel InsuranceInternational air ticketsDrinks, Tipping, VisaPersonal expensesOthers not mentioned above


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