ST TI 01 : A long Vietnam

HOCHIMINH - MYTHO - DALAT - NHATRANG - BUONMETHUOT- KONTUM-PLEIKU- HOIAN - DANANG - HUE - HOABINH - SONLA - DIENBIENPHU-LAICHAU - PHONGTHO - SAPA - LAOCAI - HALONG - HANOI

21 days/20 nights - Daily Departure

The winding road along Vietnam's coastline connecting the country's important cities and towns has borne witness to many twists and turns in her recent history. Built in the 18th century by Vietnamese foot soldiers and mandarins, it was called mandarin route. From the hectic traffic and fast business pace of Hochiminh City to pristine beaches in Phan Thiet,
Nha Trang, Danang...and historical sites in Qui Nhon, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi, the mandarin route will be with you wherever you go. You will set foot on a maiden expanse of land between Dong Hoi and Ninh Binh where you wil find the local people and landscape exotic beyond your imagination. Sixteen days of travelling along this backbone route will give you an opportunity to tell your friends that "I have been there and have learnt about Vietnam".


Day1: HoChiMinh ( L )
Arrive at TanSonNhat airport. Meet and transfer to hotel. Visit the most exciting crowded city: Unification Palace Thong Nhat, Maria Cathedral, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, China town, Thien Hau pagoda, Cho lon market. Boat trip along HoChiMinh city river with live music.Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: HoChiMinh city - MyTho (B,L )

Departure to My Tho. Visit VinhTrang pagoda (Ancient Cham culture), boat cruise in Mekong river to Thoi Son islet. Stroll through verdant orchards, sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks and meeting with peasants at local home. Return to HoChiMinh city.Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : HoChiMinh city - DaLat (B,L )

AM : Depart   to Da Lat, stopover to visit Ponguar Water fall  and Ga village of K`ho ethnic with traditional weaving brocade. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: DaLat - Nha Trang (B,L )

Visit DaLat market, King Bao Dai palace and some other architectures of DaLat. Leave for NhaTrang with Prenn waterfall. Stopover at NgoanMuc pass and Po Klong Giarai Cham Tower. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: NhaTrang (B,L )

Visit the Tropical Marine park, boat cruise to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium, HonTam islet, sunbathing. Visit Yersin Museum, Po Nagar Cham Tower.Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Nha Trang - BuonMeThuot (B, L)

Leave for BuonMeThuot. Visit Jarai ethnic village, Highlands Minorities Museum, central market. Overnight at White horse hotel.

Day 7: BuonMeThuot - Lac Lake -Pleiku (B,L )

Full day visit the Lac lake and enjoy elephants working, ridding, Drai Sap waterfall , then transfer to Pleiku. Overnight at Pleiku.

Day 8: Pleiku-Hoian ( B,L )

Leave for HoiAn. Stopover in Pleiku to visit Giarai village, enjoy welknown Cham Towers: Silver Tower, Bronze Tower, Chien Dan Tower. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Hoi An-DaNang-Hue ( B,L
)
Visit HoiAn ancient city. Coach trip to Da Nang. Visit Cham museum, Ngu Hanh Son mountain. Across the steep & winding Hai Van Pass to Hue. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Hue (B, L )

Boat cruise on the Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda, King Minh Mang`s Tomb. Visit Dai Noi Imperial Citadel and King Tu Duc`s Tomb. Floating dinner with Hue folk song. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Hue-Hanoi ( B, L )

Morning fly to Hanoi. Pick up at the airport. Transfer to Classic hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. Free time. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Hanoi -HoaBinh-SonLa ( B,L )

Leave to SonLa with stopover to visit the MaiChau area, continue to MocChau. Visit YenChau on the way. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: SonLa - DienBienPhu ( B, L )

Visit the centre market, SonLa mansion. Continue to DienBienPhu. Visit the DienBien market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: DienBienPhu - LaiChau - PhongTho ( B, L )

Visit the DienBien museum, Elianne hill, De Castrie cellar. Coach trip to LaiChau, Phong Tho, stopover to visit the Thai, Meo village along the way. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: PhongTho-Sapa  ( B, L )
Leave for Sapa a welknown resort in Vietnam. Stopover to visit some ethnic villages on the way. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Sapa ( B, L )
Visit the Meo and Red Dao in Sapa, Sapa market, Dragon Head mountain . Overnight at hotel.. .

Day 17: Sapa-Lao Cai-Hanoi ( B, L )
Return to Hanoi. Visit beauty spots along the way. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Hanoi - HaiPhong-Ha Long ( B, L )
Departure to Ha Long Bay - the World Heritage granted by UNESCO in 1994. Stopover to visit Flower market, Trang Kenh temple, Du Hang pagoda and Woollen Carpet Trang Kenh factory. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Ha Long - Hanoi ( B, L )
Boat trip through majestic Ha Long Bay. Enjoy beautiful landscape of Ha Long naturally formed by islands and islets, explore natural caves or sunbathing. Return Hanoi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 : Hanoi City tour ( B, L )
Visit Ho Chi Minh`s mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh museum, One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam (built in 1070), Ngoc Son temple and 36 old streets. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21: Hanoi (B )
Shopping before coach transfer to airport for departure.

Rate in USD per person - valid 31Dec 2012

 - Number of Persons -

Class

 2-3

 4-5

6-8

Single Sup

2 stars

2211

1688

1448

566

3 stars

2460

1918

1668

805

4 stars

3035

2495

2250

1430

5/4 stars

3560

3289

2998

2220

 Hotels ( click to see )

City

2 stars

3 stars

4 stars

5 stars

Hanoi

Paramount

HoaBinh Palace

Sunway

Sofitel Plaza

Halong

Sunrise

Bach Dang

Heritage

Halong Plaza

Sapa

GreenBamboo

BamBoo

VictoriaSapa

VictoriaSapa

Laichau

MuongThanh

MuongThanh

MuongThanh

MuongThanh

Sonla

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

DienBien

MuongThanh

MuongThanh

MuongThanh

MuongThanh

Hue

Bamboo

Queen

Saigon Morin

Imperial hotel

Hoian

ThuyDuong3

VinhHung 2

Vinh Hung Resort

Golden Sand

Nhatrang

Beach

Green Hotel

Saigon Yasaka

Vinpearl

Saigon

Xuan Loc

Tan My Dinh

Golden Central

Legend hotel

Dalat

Golf 2

Lasapinette

Novotel

Anamandara Villa

Pleiku

Trexanh plaza

Trexanh plaza

Hoanganh gialai

Hoanganh gialai

BanMeThuot

ThanhCong

White Horse

White Horse

White Horse

 

You will stay at 2 stars hotel if 3 , 4 or 5 stars if not available at the town

Tour Cost includes:
- Full transportation by private car or minibus as tour program indicated.
- Domestic and airport taxes for  flight ticket : Hue -Hanoi
- Breakfast at hotel.
- Train ticket soft sleeper from Laocai to Hanoi
- Lunches
- English or French - speaking guide
- Entrance fees.
- Private boat trip in Nhatrang, Lak lake, Tiengiang river in Mytho and Halong bay.
- Twin-share accommodatio

Tour Cost excludes:

  • Diners
  • International airfare to/from Vietnam
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.
  • Visa to Vietnam

Note : This trip can be modified as your travel plan or contact us

Trip Summary:

Where:

Trip starts in HoChiMinh city and ends in Hanoi

When:

All year round;

Grade:

Moderate to Strenous; Adventure, Nature tour 

Accommodation:

Tourist-class hotels (Standard)

Transport:

Private car or bus, boat,

Meals:

As indicated;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

update 09 April 2012

 

 

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