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  • Vietnam Grand Discovery 20 days

  • Vietnam Grand Discovery 20 days

  • Vietnam Grand Discovery 20 days

  • Vietnam Grand Discovery 20 days

  • Vietnam Grand Discovery 20 days

Vietnam Grand Discovery 20 days

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Destinations:
Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay
Duration:
20 days / 19 nights
Departure:

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam is a country where you can find innumerable corners to be discovered, infinite experiences to be lived, countless histories to be told after your trip. Do not hesitate to spend 20 days exploring this wonderful country by choosing our Vietnam Discovery Tour. You will visit most of highlights on a beautiful S shape land, from the bustle cities as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi to the charming old town like Hoi An, not except the World Natural Heritage - Halong Bay or remote beautiful town in the mountain northern - Sapa.

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Trip Highlights

 Visit the historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City and explore one of the most famous battlegrounds in the world: Cu Chi Tunnels.
 Live like a local in Mekong Delta, staying in the interesting homestay.
 Savour the panoramic views of Dalat from Truc Lam pagoda, take a relaxed boat trip on Tuyen Lam Lake. Have some peaceful relaxing days on the beach Nha Trang - one of the 29 most beautiful beaches in the world.
 In the Central of Vietnam, you will pass by “best coastal way” Hai Van Pass, get clothes tailor-made and have excited eco-tour.
 Explore the captital Hanoi - a progressive city that's packed full of timely reminders of a bygone era and the Old Quarter.
 Trek through the rolling rice terraces, waterfalls, mountains and lush green hills of Sapa and get in touch with people from ethnic minority groups . Have an unforgettable cruise in Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas.



 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Xin chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Just enjoy your free time.

Meals: -
 Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
Morning: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels. Afternoon: Sightseeing tour.

Meals: B, L
 Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta
Experience rustic life and authentic hospitality of locals in the Mekong Delta at a homestay.

Meals: B, L, D
 Day 4: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
Bike around Tan Phong Island while enjoying fresh air. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: B, L
 Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat
Enjoy free time in Ho Chi Minh City until flying to Da Lat.

Meals: B
 Day 6: Da Lat
Cover beautiful and romantic places in Da Lat

Meals: B, L
 Day 7: Da Lat - Nha Trang Transfer to Nha Trang. Leisure at the rest of the day.

Meals: B
 Day 8: Nha Trang
Cultural tour full day covering from naturally beautiful sites to historic places.

Meals: B, L
 Day 9: Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An
Fly to Da Nang and transfer to Hoi An town.

Meals: B
 Day 10: Hoi An
Biking tour all day. Visit Tra Que Vegetables Village, join garden works with farmers. Learn how to make a lantern with local craftsman.

Meals: B
 Day 11: Hoi An
Free Day.

Meals: B
 Day 12: Hoi An - Danang - Hue Transfer from Hoi An to Hue via Hai Van Pass and coastal road

Meals: B, L
 Day 13: Hue Hue city full day tour

Meals: B, L
 Day 14: Hue - Hanoi Take flight from Hue to Hanoi. Join a half-day Hanoi city tour.

Meals: B
 Day 15: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Lao Cai Morning: Day trip to Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu, Trang An. Evening: Catch a night train to Sapa.

Meals: B, L
 Day 16: Sapa Full day trek through beautiful mountainous landscape of Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Meals: B, L
 Day 17: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi Trek to tribal villages of Cat Cat and Sin Chai. Transfer to Hanoi by bus.

Meals: B, PL
 Day 18: Hanoi - Halong Bay Drive out towards the magnificent Halong Bay. Enjoy the romantic scenery while cruising amongst the islands.

Meals: B, L, D
 Day 19: Halong Bay - Hanoi Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay then transfer back to Hanoi.

Meals: B, L
 Day 20: Hanoi Departure Transfer to the airport in Ha Noi for your onward flight.

Meals: B
  • DAY 1

    Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
    Upon arrival, you are warmly welcomed by our local guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Hotel room is at your disposal from 14:00. Free at your leisure in the rest of the day.
    Meals: NA
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
    Activities: Xin chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Just enjoy your free time.
  • DAY 2

    Ho Chi Minh City
    In the morning, our local guide will pick you up at hotel around 08:00 am to transfer to Cu Chi Tunnel (30km to 40 km from Saigon). At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centre and kitchens. If be interested, you have opportunity to descend the tunnels to understand how harshly the Vietnam guerrillas live during the war.
    Then drive back to the city. Have lunch at local restaurant.

    After that, proceed to discover the largest city in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh city with its most prominent attractions such as Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Center Post Office and visit the ethnic Chinese district at Binh Tay Market.
    17:00 Drive back to your hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
    Activities: Morning: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels. Afternoon: Sightseeing tour.
  • DAY 3

    Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta
    You will be transfer from Ho Chi Minh City downtown to Cai Be district on morning. Arriving in Cai Be, you will be welcomed by the hospitable smile of the host and invited some fresh fruits before embarking on boat to visit local market and traditional handicraft workshops. You'll have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. The boat will then lead you to the home-stay on Tan Phong Island. Check-in then have lunch.
    In the afternoon, local host will lead you to his orchards where you can learn how to take care for the garden and pluck some fresh fruits.

    In the late afternoon, you will visit the garden and gather the vegetables for your dinner.
    You yourself will prepare your own dinner with the help of local host.

    Stay overnight at the home-stay.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Home stay in Mekong Delta
    Activities: Experience rustic life and authentic hospitality of locals in the Mekong Delta at a homestay.
  • DAY 4

    Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
    Waking up in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air of Mekong region and then taking a stroll around the home-stay.

    Coming back to the home-stay where the delicious breakfast is waiting for you. After breakfast time hop on your bike to visit a typical agricultural model called "Garden – Pond – Cage”. Bike along tree-lined village roads. Pass the immense rice field, corn field, cucumber plantation, bitter melon plantation and continue biking to traditional villages. Visit these villages to learn how the locals produce delicious candy and discover local skills like coconut trees handicraft and rice paper making.
    Stop at one local home to enjoy sugar cane juice and coconut juice. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden. After lunch, take a rest and enjoy the fresh atmosphere of this countryside. Then, small boat will transfer you back to the Cai Be tourist boat wharf and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. You will get back to hotel at around 17:00
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
    Activities: Bike around Tan Phong Island while enjoying fresh air. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • DAY 5

    Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat
    Free at leisure until be picked up and transfer to the airport to take a plane to Da Lat - the charming floral city. It takes around 1 hour to fly from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat.
    Upon arrival at airport in Da Lat, be welcomed and picked up by our driver to transfer to hotel. Check in and free at leisure to enjoy the city.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat
    Activities: Enjoy free time in Ho Chi Minh City until flying to Da Lat.
  • DAY 6

    Da Lat
    Transfer to Dalat cable car station. Savour the panoramic views of Dalat from the platform and then board the cable car for an enjoyable ride above pine forests and rolling hills to Truc Lam Pagoda – the largest Institute of Meditation in Vietnam.
    The pagoda is set amidst pine forests right by the tranquil Tuyen Lam Lake. Opened in 1994 it is the largest pagoda in Dalat, located on Phuong Hoang (Phoenix) mountain, 4 km from Dalat. The pagoda’s total area is 24.5 hectares and it is divided into 3 zones: a zone for the monks, a zone for the nuns and a zone for visitors. The first outline design saw the attendance of a famous architect, Mr. Ngo Viet Thu (also the architect of Doc lap Palace –now Thong Nhat Palace in Ho Chi Minh City).

    Visit the pagoda and then take a relaxed boat trip on Tuyen Lam Lake, also known as the lake where rivers, springs and forests meet. Built in the 1980’s, it is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in the area.
    Continue to visit Datanla Waterfall, located in a beautiful valley, 5 km from the city centre. Here you can experience an exciting roller coaster ride. The two-seater cars (48 cars in total) carry visitors over the 1 km long route, meandering through pine forests and gradually descending around 200 meters from the top of the falls to the bottom. The cars are equipped with hand brakes, allowing riders to vary the speed. After having visited the falls, you can either go up by coaster or climb the stairs, following a lovely nature trail.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat
    Activities: Cover beautiful and romantic places in Da Lat
  • DAY 7

    Da Lat - Nha Trang
    After breakfast transfer by shuttle bus to Nha Trang (3 – 3.5 hour drive)

    Transfer is with car and driver only, no Tour guide
    Upon arrival, check – in hotel and free at leisure at the rest of day.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
    Activities: Transfer to Nha Trang. Leisure at the rest of the day.
  • DAY 8

    Nha Trang
    08:00 am: Be picked up at your hotel to transfer to Cau Da and visit Oceanographic Museum.

    Then continue to visit Long Son Pagoda, Cathedral or Stone Church built in French colony time, Chong Promontory Rocks. After that, visit Po Nagar Temples to learn more about the Champa culture and architecture.
    Finishing the day by a visit to local Dam Market. Then come back to Nha Trang hotel and free at leisure the rest of the day.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
    Activities: Cultural tour full day covering from naturally beautiful sites to historic places.
  • DAY 9

    Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An
    Free at leisure until being picked up and transferred to the airport to take flight to Da Nang.
    Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our driver at Da Nang Airport. Then transfer about 30 minutes to hotel in Hoi An.
    Check - in hotel and enjoy the offering of ancient town at the rest of the day.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
    Activities: Fly to Da Nang and transfer to Hoi An town.
  • DAY 10

    Hoi An
    Depart at 9:00, bike to Tra Que Vegetables Village, experience a day of living and working with the local farmers in this village. A tour of the organic vegetable and herb gardens can include some time working in the field if you like, or merely observing and learning about the system and the fresh ingredients. Upon returning to the house, we were all treated to an herbal foot massage followed by a session of cooking various local dishes als such as: Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region. Then you will ride by bicycle to the home of a craftsman in the old streets in ancient town Hoi An where you will discover the daily life of Hoi An people and see how they make a lantern. You will have a chance to enjoy making the lantern and keep it as a souvenirs.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
    Activities: Biking tour all day. Visit Tra Que Vegetables Village, join garden works with farmers. Learn how to make a lantern with local craftsman.
  • DAY 11

    Hoi An
    Full day at leisure for your own activities in Hoi An
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
    Activities: Free Day.
  • DAY 12

    Hoi An - Danang - Hue
    In this morning, our driver will pick you at your hotel and then transfer to Hue Imperial City.

    Along the way we will stop in the proximity of Da Nang for the “best coastal way” Hai Van pass, Marble Mountains with a handicraft village or Cham Museum for a glimpse of Cham Kingdom once dominated across Indochina.
    Upon arrival to Hue, have lunch at local restaurant.
    Then go to hotel for check – in. Free at leisure to discover the city offerings.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
    Activities: Transfer from Hoi An to Hue via Hai Van Pass and coastal road
  • DAY 13

    Hue
    Enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue.

    Visit the Hue Citadel. The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long it was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. The Citadel is a square 2 km wall encompassing 3 walled enclosures: Citadel, Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City where the emperors lived. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
    Continue your tour with a visit to royal tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, considered to be two of the three most beautiful mausoleums around Hue. Construction of the tombs was meticulous carried out starting whilst the king was still alive in order to ensure his comfort in the next life. Most of the tombs have courtyards, a temple for worship, statues of elephants and figures and a pond, but the layout of each is different reflecting differing each king’s personality and style.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
    Activities: Hue city full day tour
  • DAY 14

    Hue - Hanoi
    In the morning, free at your leisure till be picked up to transfer to Hue Airport to get the flight to Hanoi (about 1h30'). Embark on the trip to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house). Then, you will have a glimpse at the first Vietnam University - the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature. Next, discover the various architecture of Hanoi and its famous 36 streets of Old Quarter by combine between walking and cycling. Come back your hotel for relaxing.
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Take flight from Hue to Hanoi. Join a half-day Hanoi city tour.
  • DAY 15

    Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Lao Cai
    8:00 am: Our local guide and drive pick you up at your hotel, transfer to Ninh Binh. About 10:30am arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
    An hour for lunch at local restaurant with local food. After lunch, take the amazing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes . The end of the day, drive back to Hanoi.
    Leave Trang An around 16:00 pm and drive back to Hanoi.

    Arrive Hanoi at 5:30 pm.
    20:00: You will be transferred to Hanoi Train Station for an overnight train to Sapa. It takes about 9 hours to go from Hanoi to Sapa by train.

    Accommodation on board of overnight train to Lao Cai (4 soft berth sharing cabin compartment with air condition)
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: 4 Soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin (Sharing cabin)
    Activities: Morning: Day trip to Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu, Trang An. Evening: Catch a night train to Sapa.
  • DAY 16

    Sapa
    Pick up at the train station when you arrive and transfer to Sapa by a tourist shared bus. (1 hour)

    Early check-in is possible when you arrive if the room available ( Or you will pay extra) otherwise we will provide you a basic room where you can have shower .
    Start the trip at 9:30 to discover Sapa and surroundings.
    First start of 6km of walking down to the south-east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho Village of the Black H’mong. Continue a 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai Village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van Village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Last trek is about 2Km to the bus stop in Ta Van then get back to Sapa by jeep or minivan.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
    Activities: Full day trek through beautiful mountainous landscape of Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
    Trekking level: 6/10. 10Km trekking, 8Km driving from Ta Van village back to Sapa.
  • DAY 17

    Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
    A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat Village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 3 km to Sin Chai Village, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa.
    Transfer to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
    Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Trek to tribal villages of Cat Cat and Sin Chai. Transfer to Hanoi by bus.
    Trekking level: 4/10. 7KM trekking, 3Km driving from Cat Cat back to Sapa
  • DAY 18

    Hanoi - Halong Bay
    Be ready for pick-up at your hotel lobby at 08:00. Halfway to Halong City we will have a stop at Hong Ngoc Humanitarian Centre. Apart from having clean western style toilet facilities we will be able to see local craftsmen at work and have time for relaxation. The centre started as a small training and job centre for physically impaired people initially with 60 trainees, it now has developed into two successful companies with 800 employees 50% of which are physically impaired. A large part of the proceeds has been invested back to expand the workshops, facilities for employees’ welfare and education. The great effort by the company management and its employees has proved that those previously dependent on others could earn a living through training and working in an undiscriminating environment and hence further inspire other people of the same ground.

    Upon arrival at the pier, embark on the boat and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Lunch is served as you cruise by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes.
    In the afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming at Titov or Soi Sim beach. Kayaking is available at a surcharge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
    Activities: Drive out towards the magnificent Halong Bay. Enjoy the romantic scenery while cruising amongst the islands.
    Our tour guide will not accompany aboard the cruises in Halong Bay. Resident English Speaking guide is available on board.
  • DAY 19

    Halong Bay - Hanoi
    Wake up on the bay. You will have opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay.
    After breakfast, visit a wonderful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of the majestic Halong Bay while cruising back to the pier.
    Get picked up and transferred by the shuttle bus to Hanoi. Free at leisure the rest of the day and overnight at Hanoi Hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay then transfer back to Hanoi.
  • DAY 20

    Hanoi Departure
    In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until being picked up and get transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

    Have a smooth departure and hope to see you next time!
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: NA
    Activities: Transfer to the airport in Ha Noi for your onward flight.
Important Notes:

- PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
- In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
Price Includes
 
  • Accommodation in Twin/ Double sharing
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Domestic Flights Ho Chi Minh – Dalat and Nha Trang – Danang (Economy Class of Vietnam Airlines)
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 sorth berth sharing cabin with air conditioned compartment)
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program (18 Breakfasts; 1 Brunch; 12 Lunches; 2 Dinners)
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).
 
Price Excludes
 
  • EARLY Check in & LATE check out at hotel
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • Transport to or from Vietnam
  • International or departure taxes
  • Vietnam Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance while in Vietnam
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and bottled water in Vietnam
Cancellation by Customer
 
  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • 10% of total package price will be charged if cancellation after the deposit made
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy
 
  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate

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