VIETNAM NORTH-TO-SOUTH TOUR (14 days 13 nights)

(14 days 13 nights)

Welcome you to Hanoi Tourism’s special trip to admire, en joy and have a deep feeling for Vietnam’s glorous history, friendly and charming people, inviting untouched nature, and the delicious cuisine with unique flavor of each region. Travel from South to North Vietnam tour is the most compact program that invites you to experience Vietnam geography and culture.You will explore Hanoi hstorical capital, the World Heritage site of Hue and Ancient Hoian town, following by Da Lat and Saigon.

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DAY 01: HANOI – DA NANG – SON TRA PENINSULA                                               (L, D)

In the morning, Hanoi Tourism’s car and guide will meet you at your hotel. Then we will transfer to Noibai International Airport for your flight to Nha Trang.

After enjoying Da Nang local cuisine (Sliced Pork wrapped in Rice Paper and Quang Nam Style Noodle) and doing hotel check-in, we will cross Thuan Phuoc Bridge to reach Son Tra Peninsula, known as Monkey Mountain. We will drive around Son Tra Peninsula to admire the beauty of the whole city below. After that, we will visit Linh Ung Pagoda and go swimming at My Khe beach – classified as one of the most attractive beaches on earth. We will have a chance to enjoy a Vietnamese traditional art show during dinner.

In the evening, you can freely explore Da Nang, including Han River Bridge, Trading Centre, Cuisine Streets, Café – Bar – Discotheque, etc. Overnight stay in Da Nang.

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DAY 02: MARBLE MOUNTAINS – HOI AN – DA NANG                                      (B, L, D)

After having breakfast, we will proceed to visit Marble Mountains – a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble. These mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Named after the elements metal, wood, water, fire and earth, Marble Mountains exist in a coastal area that is renowned for stone-cutting and sculpture about 9km south of Danang.

We will move to the ancient town of Hoi An for lunch. Hoi An Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Coming here, you will have an afternoon walking tour around the Old Sections (including Japanese Covered Bridge, Museum of Sa Huynh Culture, hundred-year-old houses, numerous congregation halls, Hoi An handicraft workshop, the Traditional Theatre) and enjoy the traditional atmosphere.

After dinner with Hoi An specialities (Cao Lau, White rose dumpling, Wonton Dumplings), we will return to Da Nang for relaxation, night landscape view and overnight stay.

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DAY 03: DA NANG – HUE                                                                                             (B, L, D)

After breakfast and hotel check-out, we will leave Da Nang for the old capital of Hue, through the Hai Van Tunnel. We will stop at Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass) for taking photos and Lang Co Fishing Village en route.

Upon arrival in Hue, we will visit Khai Dinh’s Tomb, which is traditional Vietnamese in design but accented with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue, following by lunch and hotel check-in registration.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Imperial Citadel, one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Imperial City of Hue, which has long been a must-see attraction for tourists visiting a hidden charm of Vietnam, was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years date back from 1805 until 1945. We will finish our day with Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda), a well-known pagoda in Hue, which is located on Ha Khe hill in Huong Long commune. It possesses an ancient architecture style which is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Hue.

Your dinner will be served at a local Hue specialties restaurant, following by a traditional music performance on boat along Perfume River and throwing the lit-candle paper lotus lanterns down the river. Overnight stay in Hue

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DAY 04: HUE – NHA TRANG                                                                                       (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will proceed to visit Minh Mang’s Tomb, the most majestic of all Nguyen Dynasty royal tombs. This tomb is a complex of 40 constructions, including many palaces, temples, pavillons, etc. Many said that it’s a perfect combination of manmade and natural beauty of Hue, where architecture fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. The next stop will be Tu Duc’s Tomb, one of the most beautiful works of the Nguyen dynasty, with romantic scenery of mounts and lakes. Built decades before its occupant’s death, the tomb was used as a palace retreat before its final use as the emperor’s resting place.After the martical art performance of Van An Martial Art School, we will visit conical leaf hat and incense making villages.

Your buffet lunch will include 50 dishes from Hue cuisine to Eastern and Western one, from the meat dishes to the vegetarian ones.

In the afternoon, we will visit the fishing village, the garden houses or go shopping at Dong Ba Market (a paradise for snapshots of daily activities as well as for shopping with everything from souvenir items to bronze goods, Hue sesame sweetmeat, conical poem hats, just to name a few).

You will be free for your leisure until transferation to the railway station for a train to Nha Trang. Dinner and overnight stay on train.

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DAY 05: NHA TRANG – VINPEARL LAND                                                              (B, L, D)

Upon arrival in Nha Trang, you will be picked up at Cam Ranh Airport, then we will transfer to your hotel for hotel check-in registration and lunch.

The tour around Vinpearl Amusement Park will begin at 2.00 pm via Cable Car System, across the Nha Trang Bay. A lot of interesting games, the Musical Fountain, Water Park and Marine-life Park will be waiting for you there.

After dinner at Nha Trang, you are free to discover the city at night, then go back to the hotel for overnight stay.

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DAY 06: NHA TRANG – NHA PHU                                                                             (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will take a boat trip to Nha Phu Bay. 15km away from Nha Trang Beach to the north, Nha Phu is a haven for nature lovers who want to immerse themselves in tranquility. Nha Phu bay has peaceful waves all year around. In the middle of the sea and blue and clear sky, the cluster of dreamlike islands looks like the sails to be filled with winds going offshore.

Thi Islet is one of the more popular islands. It features a pristine beach for swimming and playing games, and visitors can enjoy char-coal-grilled or fried fresh seafood, meat and vegetables that are served on bamboo tables.

As coming to Lao Island – known as Monkey Island – can enjoy entertainment and recreational activities as sea bathing, boat racing, horse riding, fishing, flowers, birds and golden fishes parks, especially circuit performances of elephants, bears, monkeys, dogs, and cats.

Orchid Stream Island is one of the best choices if you want a back-to-nature experience. he island is formed by many small streams flowing down Hon Heo Mountain, winding through rocky hills for six kilometers and across the plain before emptying into Nha Phu Lagoon. Until recently there were few services available for tourists, but today there are many activities, for example ostrich riding, an animal circus, mountain climbing or sea-sports such as parasailing and jet skiing.

We will move back to Nha Trang for dinner and overnight stay, after an exciting day in Nha Phu.

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DAY 07: NHA TRANG – DA LAT                                                                                            (B, L, D)

We will have a city tour around Nha Trang after breakfast. We will visit Stone Catholic Church (the unique French architecture built in 1928), Long Son Pagoda (the center of Buddism in Khanh Hoa), Ponagar Towers (the complex of towers built in the 7th century). You can enjoy the mineral baths at Thap Ba Resort before free-time-for-shopping at Dam Market. This is Nha Trang main Trade Center with all types of local goods, domestic and foreign articles and especially dried sea foods.

After lunch, we will depart for Da Lat City through The New Road (from Khanh Vinh District to Lac Duong District), which beholds the imposing sceneries in Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong. When we arrive in Da Lat, we will visit Ho Xuan Huong Lake, the Pine Hill has Two Tombs and then do hotel check-in.

Free discovery and overnight stay in Da Lat.

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DAY 08: DA LAT                                                                                                            (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will have a city tour around Da Lat. We will visit Truc Lam Temple (a Zen Buddhist temple outside the resort town of Da Lat) and Tuyen Lam Lake (the biggest lake in Lam Dong Province), behold Robin Hill and city landscapes below. Before enjoying Da Lat special cuisine, we will visit Datanla Waterfall, one of the wildest and most attactive landscape in Da Lat. In the afternoon, we will visit The Valley of Love – known as the little Paris, follow the natural tracks and staircases all around to admire the gorgeous flower gates and statues. We will also visit the dreamy Da Thien Lake, the historical village and the Domain de Marie Church en route.

Dinner and overnight stay in Da Lat.

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DAY 09: DA LAT – HO CHI MINH CITY                                                                (B, L, D)

After breakfast, Hanoi Tourism’s car will take you around Da Lat City’s Flower Garden. The garden has the biggest selection of flowers in Dalat with hundreds kinds of flowers. Besides the traditional flowers that visitors have known such as ortensiaes, mimosas, roses…etc these are also other kinds of flowers that have been brought to dalat for 10 years now such as daffodils, lilies, etc. We will also visit Emperor Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, a must-visit place for all the visitors to Dalat. It’s a special piece of art-deco architecture with a simple museum. The interior features pieces of period furnishing though it’s difficult to know of its authenticity. There are also photos of Bao Dai and his family.

Before lunch and hotel check-out process, you will be free to explore Dalat Market. The Dalat Market represents the heart of Dalat, sitting in the city centre. Local fresh produce such as artichokes, dried fruits, vegetables and lots more are available here throughout the day, and in the evening the roads around the market are closed to traffic and the market spills on to the surrounding streets.

You will have free time for leisure until we move to Lien Khuong Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, we will transfer to hotel for check-in and dinner. Free discovery and overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

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DAY 10: CAO DAI – CU CHI                                                                                         (B, L, D)

In the morning, you will be picked up by Hanoi Tourism’s car at your hotel, then transfer to Tay Ninh Province, located at about 100km from Ho Chi Minh City. We will have an opportunity to admire Tay Ninh’s Cao Dai Temple – a unique architectural complex with a combination of artistic harmony between East Asia and Western style. It is a combination of Christianity, Buddhism , Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, Geniism, and Taois. Coming to this temple, you can also have a chance to know more about Cao Daism – a local private religious, and to attend the praying time at 12.00 am.

After lunch, we will return to Ho Chi Minh City, with a stop at Cuchi Underground Tunnels en route. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat against French and American forces, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. Before we go underground, we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.

At the end of the day, we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, following by dinner and overnight stay there.

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DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO                   (B, L, D)

In the early morning, we will be picked up by Hanoi Tourism’s car and guide, then transfer to My Tho City, passing Nguyen Van Linh Highway (the modernest highway in Vietnam) and Sai Gon – Trung Luong Highway.

After your breakfast with My Tho noodle soup en route, we will continue our journey to the destination. Then we will move to the boat to admire the verdant landscape filling with fruits on the banks of Tien River, with four islands (Long, Lan, Quy, Phung), visiting Phung Hillock (Con Phung), we will have an opportunity to learn about “The cardinal of Coconut Religion” Nguyen Thanh Nam in the ruins of Coconut Religion, following by the traditional folksongs performance named “don ca tai tu” and the sweety flavor of Ben Tre’s coconut juice.

Coming to Thoi Son Hillock, we will visit an old house which well represents the southern style, wander around the bonsai gardens and orchards, watch the coconut-candy making process, learn how to raise honey bees and try the honey lime tea.

After lunch at the local garden house with southern-style specialities, we will have a short break before moving to Can Tho Province.

Dinner on cruise, river landscape viewing, free discovery and overnight stay in Can Tho.

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DAY 12: CAN THO – CAI RANG – HO CHI MINH CITY                                     (B, L, D)

After breakfast and hotel check-out, we will proceed to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, located at about 6km from Can Tho City. This is the most famous and biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. From the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, etc. Sellers hang a sample of what they have from the top of a long pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. We will also have a chance to visit the fruit orchards, rice noodle-making families and enjoy the pure atmosphere of Vietnam’s rural landscapes.

In the afternoon, on the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will stop at some fruit orchards such as Ba Dua, Kim Son, Vinh Kim, so you can buy the fruits from the orchards as travel present.

Dinner, free discovery and overnight stay on Ho Chi Minh City.

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DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY                                                                                    (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we will have a city tour around Ho Chi Minh City. In the morning, we will visit Binh Tay Market (the biggest market in Ho Chi Minh City, which is located in an elegant old building of Chinese design), Thien Hau Pagoda (a 19th century Chinese temple in Cholon, is dedicated to Thien Hau, or the goddess of the sea who is said to protect fishermen) and War Remnants Saigon (which is very good at informing visitors both about what the Vietnamese people went through during the Vietnam War, and how the war still affects the Vietnamese people today).

In the afternoon, after lunch, we will visit the Former Presidential Palace – The Reunification Palace, Saigon Central Post Office and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (which is situated right in the heart of the city). You will have free time to discover Ho Chi Minh city at night.

Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

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DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY – HANOI                                                                              (B)

You will be free to explore Ho Chi Minh City until we the transfering time to airport for fyour flight back to Hanoi.

 PACKAGE RATE  (USD/PAX)

SIC tour

778

Private tour

1pax

2-3pax

4-7pax

8-12pax

13-15pax

16 pax (1 FOC)

Price

2,077

1,252

974

768

715

71

Inclusions:

  • Car/Van in tour.
  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing room
  • English  speaking guide.
  • Mineral water on the car
  • Train tickets
  • Meals at restaurant as mentioned.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Traditional music performance on Perfume River via boat
  • Travel insurance
  • Vinpearl Package Card (including cabla car and games): 450.000 VND/pax
  • Hanoi Tourism’s gifts

Exclusions:

  • All airfares, transfers & visa arrangements.
  • All services not clearly included.
  • Flight ticket
  • Tip for driver and guide.
  • 10% VAT tax.

Notes:

–          Child policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: free (sharing with parents)
  • Children 4 – 9 years old: 50% tour fee and sharing with parents
  • Children from 10 years old and above: as adult

–          Airfare policy: according to the Airlines’ regulation

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