Best Of Vietnam - Sapa/ Mekong Delta/ Mekong Delta

Trip Code

BOV

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

14 days

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425

Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Ba Vi National Park, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best Of Vietnam – Sapa/ Mekong Delta/ Mekong Delta , you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 6 other destinations in Vietnam. Best Of Vietnam – Sapa/ Mekong Delta/ Mekong Delta includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by the private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area. After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Day 2

Day 2: BAVI ECO TOUR (B)

You will be picked up from hotel at 07:30 and transferred to Ba Vi. You will visit 3 villages, at each village, the local host will show you Vietnamese countryside life. You will be welcomed by Mr Duoc – a veteran, listen to his stories about his life during and after the Vietnam War. He also is an expert on handling the raw tea leaves and making it into the products to sell on the market Then you will visit a tea village with 30-years old tea trees. There besides walking and helping local people to harvest the tea leaves, you will know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage in the world. Then heading to Mrs. Chin’s house for a cooking lesson and have lunch with in the garden. After the lunch have some rest and your host will take you around her village and you will visit the local workshops. You will learn how to make tofu, unshell the rice and will see the workshop of local hammerer who is working there for 70 years. Cycling through the rice fields then you will arrive to the house of your next host Mr. Chau, have your feet soaking in warm water with herb leaves following the recipes of Muong ethnic minorities. Continue the boat trip along the Da river and viewing the stunning scenery and discover the life of local people alongside the river. Drive back to Hanoi in the evening, end your Bavi Eco Tour at the hotel around 18:30. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA - OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN (B)

Have a free day in Hanoi - an unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back thousand years ago. You could visit Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literature, History or Ethnology museums or just have a walk around the Old Quarter or around West Lake. Please note that the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays. Get back to the hotel and get ready for the night train trip. 20:30 - 21:00 Pick-up at the hotel. Transfer to railway station for a night train to Sapa (schedule 21:50 - 06:30). Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Lao Cai (schedule: 21:00 – 05:00)
Day 4

Day 4: SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN (B/L/D) GROUP TOUR

You will be picked up at the Lao Cai station and transferred to Sapa for breakfast and some rest. Then start 12 km trekking. You will visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority, where you will see their traditional life, walk through the rice terraces and a small trail on the hill mountainside. Then have lunch, after which you will continue hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay people, where you will stay overnight at a local family. Here you will have an opportunity to experience their daily life, work, and original customs. Overnight at the Dzay local house.
Day 5

Day 5: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI - SAPA - HANOI (B/L)

Breakfast before start tour with 08 km walking to visit Giang Ta Chai - a village of the red Dzao. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape. Have lunch. After the lunch you will get back to Sapa town, which you could explore at your own pace. At 17:00 we will transfer you to the Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi (schedule: 21:00 – 05:00).
Day 6

Day 6: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (B/L/D) – SHARING CRUISE, BUS

Upon arrival in Hanoi, we will transfer you to a day-stay hotel, where you could have breakfast and get refreshed before your pick up to cruise. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which there will be a trip to the famous Limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or relax for the day. Overnight on cruise.
Day 7

Day 7: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B/L) – SHARING CRUISE

Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8

Day 8: HANOI FLY TO HOI AN (B) – FLIGHT INCLUDED

Have breakfast at the hotel, have a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and get ready for the next flight to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 9

Day 9: HOI AN LEISURE (B)

Custom tailoring is a huge industry in Hoi An. Hoi An is home to more than 400 tailoring shops and thousands of tailors who are not only talented at making clothes but are skilled in making shoes and handbags as well! Average turn around time for full suits is a day and about 4 hours for handbags or shoes! If you are interested in getting custom made items, try to find a shop of your liking as early as possible during your visit. The afternoon is the perfect time of day to see some of the famous sights within Hoi An. But first, before you set out on food to discover the city, we recommend that you grab a Banh Mi sandwich to fuel you for the afternoon. Banh Mi Sandwich in Hoi An is both famous and different from any sandwich you will get in other parts of Vietnam. The bread and fillings are unique to the region and it is a great first insight into local cuisine. We highly recommend Madam Khanh’s stand, who has been dubbed the Banh Mi Queen in Hoi An. After dark, the Old Town in Hoi An transforms into a mystical row of lights and lanterns. In fact, Hoi An is a big center for paper lantern manufacturers and merchants. Every shop or establishment will have a few lanterns outside, but the real sight is the lantern market. Here you’ll be able to see how these lanterns are made and will have a plethora of choices should you wish to take some home with you. After a stroll through the market, check out the outdoor traditional theatre. You will have a chance to see Vietnamese folk dancers and musicians perform traditional pieces. The theatre runs from 9 pm to 10 pm at the square on Nguyen Thai Hoc street. It is completely free and open to the public so it’s interesting to see, even if it’s just for a few minutes as you pass by. Before you get back to your hotel, be sure to light a candle box and set it in the water. Many kids sit along the banks of the channel and offer candles to you – remember to make a wish. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: HOI AN LEISURE (B) - HOI AN ECO TOUR ( Optional Tour)

Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples, and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon River. (OPTIONAL TOUR: HOI AN ECO TOUR) Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to a tour of the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also take a paddle boat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise. In the afternoon, leisure time on your own exploring the ancient town or relaxing at the hotel. Price for the optional tour - 38 USD per person (group tour) Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11

Day 11: HOI AN FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B) – FLIGHT INCLUDED

Breakfast at the hotel. Then, taking the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in your hotel and free at your leisure time to get your energy back. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 12

Day 12: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA (B/L) – GROUP TOUR

(start 7:20 am – return around 17.30 ) 7:20 am Pick up from hotel. Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows, depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking aroundthe country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit a honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Break time. In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 13

Day 13: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L) – GROUP TOUR

Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by an introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Return to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 14

Day 14: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1320 USD 920 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1520 USD 1120 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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