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  • Hoi An City Tour
  • Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation
  • floating villages in Halong Bay

Tour code: FFC04

Departure day: Dep from Hanoi & HCM City

Days: 16

Number of nights: 15

Description: Our Vietnam Classic Tours is ideal for you to discover our kaleidoscope country with picturesque landscape. This is your exciting chance to visit all Vietnam's highlights as well as experience the Vietnam's culture, art, history, customs, religious and communicate with honest local for understanding their life. Browse a Vietnam Tour and discover now!

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Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties. 
At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 
After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre and you will enjoy 
Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome Dinner at local restaurant.


Watching authentic Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Vietnamese Water Puppet Show is a traditional folk art which dates back several centuries. Watching the exceptional show with the puppet moving through water by the skillful puppeters will be a special way to discover the ancient art and the countryside stories in your holiday in Hanoi. The authentic Vietnamese Water Puppet Show will take you through Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture, a good insight to farming and historical legends with colorful animated puppet and rhythmic melody from traditional instruments.

Watching authentic Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Hanoi City Tour

08.00 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then you will start the Hanoi city tour 

You will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the president in Vietnamese's spirit forever. You will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda - one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature - The first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Next you will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow - speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. The tour will end at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping, relax in Hanoi.

Activities: Join city tour: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, Museum of Ethnology, Temple of Literature

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Traditional Cyclo Trip around the Old Quarter

To epxlore the Old Quarter in Hanoi, nothing can compare to a trip by the traditional cyclo. Traditional cyclo driver will transport you around the streets at a very leisurely pace whilst the busy traffic flows around you. Through the fascinating experience of rickshaws driving around the Old Quarter, you will experience the daily life of the local. It will be a very relaxing way to see the inner city and old quarter as well as travelling around the lake and french quarter. This slow - speed tour with extremely comfortable cyclo in good condition will give your great memory for you holiday to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital.

Traditional Cyclo Trip around the Old Quarter


Great time to exploring the rich history and culture of Capital Hanoi

Hanoi - a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties - a sedate capital with rich history and the unique architecture from East to West welcomes you. Ho Chi Minh complex with the Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, etc is one of the most important sites which will help you to learn more about history, arts and architecture. Don't miss the trip to Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam and you will have chance to learn more about the education and history of Vietnam. If you are interested in the rich culture of the minorities, how about visiting Museum of Ethnology. The lively exhibition, informative messages and many interesting stories of traditions and costume will give you a fascinating glimpse into  many ethnic groups. Your visit will surely be an ideal choice in the holiday in Vietnam to to calm down from the hustle and bustle Hanoi.

Hanoi

Hanoi, Sapa

07:00 AM: After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by the car of our company and you head to Sapa via the Express Way.
Arriving in Sapa, enjoy your free time at your leisure to relax, explore, sightseeing around town. In the afternoon, you will trek through the scenic valley of Cat Cat village. This is a village of H'mong ethnic minority to find out about their traditional customs, lifestyle and fairly developed agriculture with cultivation of all kinds of plants including rice, maize and sweet potato as well as seasonable fruit and vegetables. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the local families. Overnight in Sapa.

Activities: Drive to Sapa, Visit around town, Trek to Cat Cat village and learn about ethnic minority life

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Trekking in magnificent scenery of Sapa

Get on the night train from Hanoi and welcome to Sapa –  a beautiful northern mountainous highland surrounding by magnificent nature and authentic ethnic minority lives. In Sapa, we will pass by magnificent nature scene and go trekking to remote villages where ethnic minorities live to understand their local real life & custom. The trekking route is pleasant and it is great to capture wonderful photos of fogs, rice terraces, beautiful scenery and daily residents’ life on the way. 

Sapa

 

Sapa Day Tour

08.00 AM: After breakfast, you take about 3 - 4 hours to trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people where you meet ethnic minority to share experience, find out about culture, religion, belief, lifestyle and so on.
After the trip, you will get back to
Sapa by car.
Stay overnight in
Sapa.

Activities: Trekking to ethnic villages Lao Chai and Ta Van to learn more about ethnic minority

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Trekking in magnificent scenery of Sapa

Get on the night train from Hanoi and welcome to Sapa –  a beautiful northern mountainous highland surrounding by magnificent nature and authentic ethnic minority lives. In Sapa, we will pass by magnificent nature scene and go trekking to remote villages where ethnic minorities live to understand their local real life & custom. The trekking route is pleasant and it is great to capture wonderful photos of fogs, rice terraces, beautiful scenery and daily residents’ life on the way. 

 

Sapa to Hanoi

Today is your free time in Sapa. In your free time, you can walk down the street, visit the colorful Sapa Market and walk to Sapa Lake and enjoy the fresh air here.
In the afternoon (time will be flexible and changed as requested), your driver and guide comes to your hotel and pick you up to transfer back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Activities: Free time to explore Sapa Town, drive back to Hanoi

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Meals: Breakfast

Hanoi to Halong Bay

08.00 AM: The driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands. 
You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, you will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.
Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Activities: Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay overnight on cruise

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Experiencing kayaking in beautiful Halong Bay

When in Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, you should not miss the chance to join the outdoor activities to explore the beautiful nature in exciting experience. Kayaking - one of the most attractive choice, is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay.

Experiencing kayaking in beautiful Halong Bay


Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation

Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Halong bay is must for visitors when going to Vietnam. Speding time on your holiday to join to a cruise trip in the spectacular bay, you will  have chance to relax in the beautiful bay scenery with the excellent cruise accommodation. Moreover, when relaxing at your cabin or sitting on the upper deck; you can sight-seeing gladly, let all the worry and busy life go away while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 

Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation

 

Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue

You will continue our journey on Halong Bay in the early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on a cruise. 
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 
After breakfast, you will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next, keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life. 
At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, you go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi.
About 04.30 PM, you will arrive at your hotel in the Old Quarter.

Our private car will wait for you at the hotel, transfer you directly to the airport for your flight to Hue. When arriving in Hue, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel by our tour guide and driver. Stay overnight in Hue.

Activities: Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Hue, Free time in Hue

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Having a close look at the interesting life of floating villages in Halong Bay

When joining the cruise trip in Halong Bay - the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, visitors will have chance to visit the floating village by kayaking or being taken by bamboo boat trip on the water around the villages. You will have chance to get to the place where you could see the fish swimming beneath and also see the fishermen working and the local children playing happily around their floating houses. If you are interested in various cultures and different life style, it will be definitly worth a visit. 

floating villages in Halong Bay


Visiting stunning caves in Halong Bay

Every visitors who come to Vietnam should never miss Halong Bay. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay will amaze you by not only the magnificet natural scenery but also by thousands remote islands and stunning cave. You will have chance to visit the fabulous limestone caves with mysterious stories which will beautifully highlight the rock formations. Sung Sot Cave (Surprise cave), Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave), Luon Cave, Tien Ong Cave... are ones of those most safe and beautiful caves that you may visit when in Halong Bay. There are rough stairs to climb, and the access is very easy for every visitors. 

Visiting stunning caves in Halong Bay

 

08.30 AM: Our tour guide will wait for you at the hotel lobby to start the tour around Hue Old Citadel.
Rising up in the ancient land, you board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient royal tombs of emperors past, and visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop. Setting in the converge of rivers, and gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here you will take a drive to visit King Minh Mang tomb & King Khai Dinh tomb. Lunch at a local restaurant. 
This afternoon you will join a tour of Hue City including the Old Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City - an amazing historic landmark in Hue - a definite must-see sight to learn more about the history and architecture that visitor should not miss when travelling to that peaceful area.
After the tour you will be transfer back to your hotel. Free in the evening. Overnight in Hue.

Activities: Enjoy a boat trip on romantic Perfume River, visit Hue with Lady Pagoda, the Emperor Tomb of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh as well as walk around the Ancient Citadel

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Romantic Dragon Boat trip in Perfume River

When travelling through Central Vietnam, it will be a pleasant memory to take time to visit Hue, and one of the leisurely and photogenic ways to spend a sunny morning in Hue is by taking the boat trip on the Perfume River. Considered as a wide, slowly moving, brown ribbon bisecting the city, the river will bring you a closer look at local life along the river, a different perspective to the city, get a closer look at the local culture on countryside banks.

boat trip on Perfume river


Take a trip to Imperial Citadel, Royal Tombs and learn about royal history, culture and architecture

Whether it's the Royal Experience with Mysteric Tomb, Imperial Citadel and the ancient architecture, or the peaceful atmosphere in the streets, Hue City is one of the most appealing destinations for those who loves the beauty, poetry and romance. Surrounded by the historic sites, Hue will blow your mind with a wind of ancient stories. By recognizing the role history has played in our lives, we can go forward with more appreciation on the lives we live in.

Hue City Tour

 

08.30 AM: After breakfast, the tour guide wait for you at the lobby and you will head to further to the South. It takes 2.5 - 03 hour journey to Hoi An. The winding road begins as you make the way up the Hai Van pass. The breathtaking view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes.
Arriving in Hoi An in the afternoon, you will check in hotel and then be free to relax at the resort or wander around the colorful peaceful town. Overnight in Hoian. 

Activities: Drive from Hue to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass

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Meals: Breakfast


Breath-taking view from Magnificent Hai Van Pass

On the way Hue - Hoi An, the winding road begins as we make our way up the Hai Van pass. The breath -taking view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes. Don't forget to prepare the camera in hand to capture all the views in one of the most stunning pass in Vietnam

Hai Van Pass

 

Hoi An Walking Tour

After breakfast, you spend the morning on a walking tour with our guide around this enchanting port town a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese and Arab traders. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market... Around the town you can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An.

Activities: Walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town town, visit the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda

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Meals: Breakfast


Walking Tour in Hoi An Ancient Town

In the past, Hoi An Ancient Town was famous for the reputation as a busy commercial port where worldwide businessmen arrived and carried out transaction with numororus types of goods. Nowadays, in the holiday, you can walk around the narrow streets, observing the old houses from the ancient time with typical Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures.Besides the sightseeing spots, when wandering around the town, you can easily fall in love with numerous lovely workshops and stores

Travellers to Hoi An seem to prefer walking and using bike to travel around

 

Today is another day for you to get insight into peaceful beach in Hoi An enjoy whatever facilities or activities that you've missed at the previous day. If you would like to explore the Vietnam's history and local life you should spend time to go to the ancient town, by shuttle bus or bike, to explore the unique old architecture as well as go shopping. Overnight stay in Hoi An

Activities: Free day for your own exploration in Hoi An Ancient Town

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Meals: Breakfast

 

Hoi An beach

About 02 hours before your filght, the driver will come to the hotel and drive you to the airport for your 90 minute flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City 
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, the most bustle and hustle city in the south of Vietnam. This is one of the must-visit first cities attracting international tourists. At Tan Son Nhat Airport, the guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 
After relaxation, it is your free time to discover the city, walk around Ben Thanh market and taste very delicious local cuisine. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities: Free day in Hoi An, fly to Ho Chi Minh City

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Meals: Breakfast

 

08.30 AM: After breakfast at hotel, your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. A one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi Tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. 
After the lunch in the local restaurant, in the afternoon, you will have a city tour including the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many locals. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post Office, Chinatown and Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas.
About 04.30 PM, the tour finishes and you will be dropped off at your hotel and then you are free to relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the city centre

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Unique Experience in Legendary Cu Chi tunnel

If you are around Ho Chi Minh City and wondering how to spend a day in this fascinating city, why don't get a closer look at Vietnam’s wartime by visiting the Cu Chi tunnels ? Hiding the the secrets of underground Vietnam, the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels trip will amaze you by the 250km underground network utilized as weapon store, military bunkers and base . Don't miss the chance to crawl inside the tunnels and fire several different weapons in the shooting range.

Cu Chi Tunel


Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - one of the most modern cities in Vietnam. Don't hesitate to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day city tour. You will gain fascinating insight into rich culture and history with our knowledgeable guide when going to Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral. Moreover, haggling for lovely gifts at Ben Thanh market and feasting your senses on a local lunch of traditional Vietnamese cuisine will remark your trip in Saigon.

Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the Ho Chi Minh City Tour

 

08.00 AM: After breakfast, your guide will take you to the trip to Ben Tre ( 86km ) from HCMC by car / van via Trung Luong Freeway.
On arrival in Ben Tre, you will join a boat trip on river to brickwork to see workers make bricks in handy traditional method. Then you will visit one of coconut workshops located along canal where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products, go on natural scissors canals spreading out to rural village. The boat will then stop at a quiet rural village where you can have a short walk to experience real delta village life, visit a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself, enjoying fruits and tea, and chatting with local people by the way.
After the stop at local restaurant for delicious lunch, you will go back to pier by sampan and boat, meet the car for trip to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Activities: Explore Unique Mekong

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Enchanted by the regional experiences and sympathetic locals in Mekong Delta

The cultural heart of Southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta is picturesquely set among floating delta and remains a magnet for cultural discovery and local interaction. After driving about 02 hours from Ho Chi Minh city to join a Mekong Delta tour, you will have chance to visit regional workshops which teach us how to make traditional specialties: coconut candy, pop corn, rice paper… Moreover, the local hospitality will warm your heart, with people who always smile, wave with your group, and try to help you as much as possible.

Mekong Delta

 

About 05.30 AM: In the very early morning, your guide will take you to Cai Rang floating market where locals go to buy and sell a variety of fruits vegetables from boats of all sizes and which is the most original ones and bustling places of the region. If you have experienced many exciting days when traveling to Vietnam, surly you get out of bed early one day to witness this lovely local market to fulfill your Vietnam Holiday. 
The boat trip will give you valuable chance to observe the unique "advertisement" of local business - "Cây Bẹo": Sellers tie their goods to a tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. Seat on local trading boat, witness boasting activities in market, find out local life in stilt house along river.
On the way back to Ho Chi Minh city, you will visit the snake farm Dong Tam, Vinh Trang pagoda - a combination of Asian and European pagoda
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Activities: Visit Floating Market, Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Amazing floating market in Mighty Mekong Delta

About 02 driving hours away from the bustle and hustle of Ho Chi Minh City, you will arrive at the peaceful Mekong Delta. If we have time in the early morning, why don't we visit the floating market?Cai Rang floating market is the location where locals go to buy and sell a variety of fruits vegetables from boats of all sizes and which is the most original ones and bustling places of the region. Sellers tie their goods to a tall pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. Seat on local trading boat, witness boasting activities in market, find out local life in stilt house along river will be a joyful memory in your Vietnam Holiday.

Amazing floating market in Mighty Mekong Delta

 

Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buy souvenirs, and take photos until be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (03 hours prior to your flight time). Thank you and see you again!

Activities: Tranfer to the airport for your next flight

Transfer: 

Meals: Breakfast


Inclusions

 Meals: 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 2 dinners

 Accommodation: Hotel (15 nights), Cruise (1 night)

 Transport: Car, Walking, Trekking, Cruise, Plane, Boating

 Flights:

1. Fly from Hanoi to Hue (1 hour 20 minutes)
2. Fly from Danang to Ho Chi Minh city (01 hour 20 minutes)

Included services

  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Daily western-style breakfast
  • Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic airport & government taxes
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Water on coach
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Exclusions

  • International flights to/from Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa stamp fees
  • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks not mentioned
  • Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers

 


 

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