HANOI-BACHA-SAPA-HALONG-HOALU-TAMCOC-CUCHI-MEKONG DELTA-SIEMREAP (12D11N)

Tour code: Classic-CL 26.1
Tour length: 12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS
Price: Contact us for price

 

  • ITINERARY BRIEF

 

* Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (Dinner)

* Day 2: Hanoi City tour - Laocai (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 3: Laocai - Bacha Market - Sapa (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 4: Sapa Laochai Tavan Village - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 6: Halong Cruise - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 7: Hoalu - Tamcoc Hochiminh city (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 8: Hochiminh Mekong Delta (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 9: Hochiminh city tour - Cuchi Tunnel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 10: Hochiminh - Siemreap (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 11: Siemreap Angkor (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 12: Siemreap - Departure (Breakfast/Lunch)

 

  • JOURNEY HIGHTLIGHTS

 

Hanoi

* Restored Sword Lake
* Temple of Literature
* Old Quarter
* Tran Quoc Pagoda
* Ho Chi Minh Complex
* Ethnology Museum

 

Halong Bay

* Cruising on Halong Bay
* Fighting cocks islet
* Dog islet
* Incense Burner Islet
* Caves
* Floating Village of the fisherman

 

Sapa

* Catcat village
* Black H’mong tribe
* Laochai Tavan village
* Muong Hoa stream
* Hamrong Mountain

 

 

Hochiminh city

* Reunification Palace
* Notre Dame Cathedral
* General Post Office
* Ben Thanh Market
* China Town

 

Mytho Bentre

* Mekong river
* Unicorn Island
* Turtle Island

 

Caodai, Cuchi Tunnel

* Cu Chi Tunnel

 

Siem Reap

* Angkor Wat
* Angkor Thom
* Tonle Sap Lake
* Pub street, night market

 

Laocai

* Bacha Market
* Laocai Border

 

 

  • ITINERARY IN DETAIL

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI-CITY TOUR (DINNER)

Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to hotel by private

Tiptop Tour guide with signboard, check in, relax (the room may not be available until 12:00 PM).

Afternoon Hanoi tour starts by visiting the  Ethnology museum, then move to the West Lake and visit the oldest pagoda called Tran Quoc. Continue to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and the French Quarter (Old Quarter Hanoi),  explore Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge and Ma May ancient house. Enjoy the Electric car around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life of Hanoians.

You can take a cup of coffee or tea by yourself  at an authentic Hanoi corner cafe where you can have a chat with local people, exchange cultural way of life.

Have dinner at local restaurant.

 

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

DAY 2: HANOI-CITY TOUR-LAOCAI BY BUS (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel, the guide will meet you at your hotel then he takes you on tour. Start our day with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, this is a very special place for all Vietnamese and also famous for foreigners around the world to see the whole complex, Uncle Ho’s house on stilt where he lived and worked from 1958-1969, his fishing pond and his garden. Then we head to One Pillar Buddhist Pagoda built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong who ruled from 1028 to 1054. Ly Thai Tong was childless and dreamt that he met the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshava, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Ly Thai Tong then married a peasant girl that he had met and she bore him a son. The emperor constructed the temple for the gratitude for this miracle.  Further on our excursion, we visit to Van Mieu, Temple of Literature to dedicate to Confucius and his four best disciples. This was also the first national university of Vietnam built in 1076 within the temple to educate Vietnamese bureaucrats, nobles, royalty and other members of the elite. This university remained open from 1076 to 1779. The interesting thing in this place is the collection of steles of doctorates whose names, birth place, year of the examination, and the rank were engraved onto the marble stone stele placing on the top of the turtle. There are 1307 graduated doctor names on 82 stele in this place. After visiting this wonderful place, we will have lunch at localrestaurant and refresh.

Lunch at local restaurant

Depart to Lao Cai by bus on highway

Have dinner at local restaurant

Check in hotel, free for visiting Lao Cai city at night.

 

Overnight at hotel in Laocai

 

DAY 3: LAOCAI-BACHA MARKET-SAPA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast, Transfer to Bac Ha market (open on Sunday only), 76km from Lao Cai (1.5 hours).

10.00AM At the market day you have opportunities to meet local people from the remote villages in their traditional costumes. They are 4 different tribal groups Flower Hmong, Black Dao, Toy and Phi La, in the afternoon taking 2 hour walk to visit Ban Phi – A Flower Hmong village which is located in scenic valley. Take time to wander around the market, enjoy the atmosphere and have fun trying out your trading skills with the friendly local people.

From Bac Ha Market transfer back to Lao Cai, and then continue to Sapa.

Check in hotel in Sapa.

You are free to  explore Ham Rong Mountain with unspoiled and spectacular scenery. Here, you can enjoy many kinds of colorful flowers in Indochian Orchid Garden. Passing two Heaven Gates, visitors will reach the top of Ham Rong which is called Pitch Cloud and have a panoramic view of Sapa. 

Have dinner.
Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. 

 

Overnight at hotel in Sa Pa

 

DAY 4: LAOCHAI-TAVAN-HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast, the tourist will visit Lao Chai - Ta Van Village to understand more about ethnic minority communitie, enjoy imposing mountain scenery, terraced fields, marvellous nature. Visit ancient sacred stones with big - small ones which have many unique images, secret sigh. See bridge which made by rattan like Muong Hoa stream. Have lunch.

Afternoon: Transfer to Hanoi.

Have dinner at restaurant.

 

Overnight in Hanoi

 

DAY 5: HANOI-HALONG CRUISE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel, this morning we transfer to Halong Bay. Check-in at waiting lounge on the cruise.

Board with welcome drink and welcome briefing from Cruise Manager

Enjoy a seafood set menu lunch while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and into Ha Long Bay

Start to discover the floating Vung Vieng village while sitting on rowing boats with local people.

Stay in Vung Ha area for kayaking, swimming

Bar opens for Happy Hour (buy 2 get 1 for free) while cruising to Ho Dong Tien area where the boat with anchor overnight.

Cooking demonstration with traditional Vietnamese food on the sundeck.

Dinner will be served with Authentic Vietnamese Cuisines

Free time to joining movies in the restaurant, board’s game or squid fishing

 

Overnight on Cruise in Halong Bay

 

DAY 6: HALONG CRUISE-HANOI (BREAKFAST/BRUNCH/DINNER)

Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck

Light breakfast will be served in restaurant

Explore the Sung Sot Cave – one of the biggest cave and most impressive of Ha long Bay

Back to the boat for check out, put your luggage out to corridor and settle your bill at restaurant

Flower carving demonstration on Sun Deck

Brunch will be served in restaurant while the boat is cruising back to harbor

Transfer back Hanoi.

Have dinner

Free for shopping at old street or night market in Hanoi (On Friday, Satursday, Sunday)

 

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Note: Program may differ slightly base on cruise ships.

 

DAY 7: HANOI-HOALU-TAMCOC-HOCHIMINH CITY (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

7.45 - 8.30: We pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way

10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple.

in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).

Have lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.

If you like to go biking, it is a good idea. You will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).

After that, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hochiminh city. Arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to hotel by private guide with signboard.

Transfer to the hotel, check in and relax.

 

Overnight in Hochiminh city

 

DAY 8: HOCHIMINH CITY-MEKONG DELTA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Mekong Delta is also known as Vietnam's 'rice basket’-- a fertile area spreading nearly 50,000 sq km. Here the mighty Mekong river ends by splitting itself into nine major tributaries. The Vietnamese name these nine tributaries “Nine Dragons.” Here’s our schedule that is designed to help you experience local daily activities along the Mekong.

08:00 - 08:15AM, Pick up at your hotel, travel by shuttle bus to My Tho – 9:30 AM, board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks and quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fishermen's port,stilt houses. One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments. Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around. From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.

After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees.

Transfer back to Hochiminh city.

 

Overnight in Hochiminh city

 

DAY 09: CUCHI TUNNEL-CITY TOUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast, transfer visit to Cu Chi Tunnel. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy, even a chance to fire real AK bullets…

Transfer back to Hochiminh city, have lunch.

PM: We visit Reunification Hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things: formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms, war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level. This address today still holds many important functions in Hochiminh city. The guide will tell you the important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side).

General Post Office (Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station).

City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Constructed in the early 1900s, City Hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture).

 

Overnight in Hochiminh city

 

DAY 10: HOCHIMINH-SIEMREAP (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer guests to airport for flight to Siem Reap at 13:25.

On arrival, pick up and welcome by our driver and guide at airport. Transfer to your comfortable hotel for check in. The rooms are ready at 14PM (official check in time). The rest of the day is free on your own leisure and relax after a long flight. Evening, our driver and guide will pick up again from the hotel’s lobby for dinner at restaurant . Return back to hotel.

 

Overnight in Siem Reap

 

DAY 11: SIEMREAP-ANGKOR ZONE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to visit Ta Prohm.

 

Afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Visit Baksei Chamkrong. Return back to hotel.

 

Overnight in Siem Reap

 

DAY 12: SIEMREAP-DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, visit Floating Village of Chong Kneas & take a boat trip to visit Tonle Sap Lake. Then visit & shopping at Artisan D’Angkor. Enjoy Buffet lunch at local restaurant. Check out hotel before 12PM.

 

Free time at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight back home. Home sweet home.

 

PRICE AND POLICIES

 

The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 03 nights at hotel on a twin / double-share basic with daily breakfast in Hanoi.
  • 01 night at hotel on a twin / double-share basic with daily breakfast in Laocai
  • 01 night at hotel on a twin / double-share basic with daily breakfast in Sapa
  • 01 night on cruise in Halong Bay on a twin / double-share basic
  • 03 nights at hotel on a twin/double-share basic with daily breakfast in Hochiminh
  • 02 nights at hotel on a twin / double-share basic with daily breakfast in Siemreap
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking Tour guide
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam
  • Domestic air ticket: Hanoi-Hochiminh city; Hochiminh- Siem Reap.
  •  Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Travel insurance
  •  Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
  • Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff: 3USD/Person/Day.
  •  Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Even
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc

LEGAL TERMS

 

CANCELLATION POLICY


The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:

  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost


POLICY FOR CHILDREN

  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate

 

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