Twelve Day Highlight Vietnam from North Down To South

Trip Code

TDHVFNDTS

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

12 days

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405

Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the Explorer tour Twelve Day Highlight Vietnam from North Down To South, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 6 other destinations in Vietnam. Twelve Day Highlight Vietnam from North Down To South includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Welcome you to Vietnam. Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Enjoy welcome drink and check in the hotel. Free time to visit Hanoi old quarter to see the local life, taste the local street foods… Hotel check-in time: 13:00 Overnight at hotel in Hanoi Inclusion: Private airport pick-up; Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cycling 1 Day (Meal:B,L)

8:00 – 8:30: Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside. Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you. Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the buffet Lunch with a lot of local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat. After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong River. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam. After rowing boat time in Tam Coc, you are riding bicycle to the paddy field and through the local village to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country. 16:00: Get back the bus and heading back to Hanoi. Saying goodbye the lovely point. 18:30: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Buffet Lunch); Rowing boat trip; Cycling time; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (Meals: B, L, D)

Please check out the room and you can leave your luggage at the hotel. You can only bring hand bag with something for the trip: passport, clothes, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any thing you need for trip. 8:00 – 8:30: Tour guide and bus pick you up at the hotel. Heading to Halong bay by bus with short break time on the haft way. 12:45: Arrive Halong harbor. Crews welcome you on board with Welcome drink. Check in the cabin and enjoy the traditional Vietnamese Lunch. After lunch time, free time to sun-bathing on the sundeck, photo hunting while cruising among the hundreds of mountains. 15:00: Cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay. Visiting Sung Sot cave (Amazing cave) – one of the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. 16:00: Heading to Ti Tov Island where you can hike up to the top to view whole bay, sunbathing on the sandy beach, swimming in the pure water. 17:15: Back to the boat. Enjoy the Sunset time with fruit and Wine. Our chef on board will share with you how to make Vietnamese spring roll during the Cooking Demonstration, and you can experience to practice by yourself. 19:00: Dinner will be served with a lot of delicious Vietnamese foods. After dinner, free time to watch movie, playing the card, or attend the Squid fishing game Overnight on cruise Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner); Welcome drink, Sung Sot cave (Amazing cave); Titov island (Hiking, swimming, sun-bathing); Sunset Party (Free fruit & a glass of wine); Cooking Demonstration; Complimentary water
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

You should wake up a little early to enjoy the Sunrise in Halong Bay – the nice moment during the trip. 7:00: Enjoy the breakfast 8:15: Going to do Kayaking among mountains, explore the beauty of Halong Bay by your own. 9:30: Get back to cruise, check out the cabin. Then, take the leisurely time to rest on sundeck to view the bay. 11:00: Brunch will be served. Enjoy the meal while cruising back to Halong harbor 12:30: Get on the bus back to Hanoi with short break time on half way. 16:30 – 17:00: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi city. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Kayaking; Tai Chi lesson; Complimentary water
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi – Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (Meals:B,L,D)

Please check out the room and you can leave your luggage at the hotel. You can only bring hand bag with something for the trip: passport, clothes, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any thing you need for trip. 12km trekking through the terrace fields from Sapa town to homestay. 6:30 - 7:00 am: Shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the sleeper bus. Depart to Sapa with short break-time on the half way for relaxing, stretching the legs. 12:30-13:00: Our local tour guide would love to welcome you to Sapa. Pick you up when you arrive Sapa and start enjoy Real Sapa Experience trip. From Sapa town, you have the chance trekking through the town to see the background of the daily life and architecture. Chill out the town, you will step on the terrace rice, corn and potato fields. Not only trekking to see the natural landscape, fresh air, but also host will love to share with you about their local culture, custom and habit. You will get the feeling that you are a member of her family, non-touristy. Trekking through the villages to see and understand much more the life of minority in Sapa. With the simple house, life and people, you get the light feeling and want to stay there for longer time. On trekking route, terrace by terrace fields will appear in front of you, with the lovely waterfall where you will have a nice time for relaxing, taking photo. Arrive guide’s house, her family will welcome you as a member back home for long time no see. You will prepare the dinner with her family if you like it. Pick the vegetable from the garden, cooking the local foods in the kitchen while sharing a lot of stories with each other. Evening time, it is the nicest time to experience the local family’s atmosphere. Sharing and learning their culture with the stories host is so happy to share with you. Overnight at guide’s house. Inclusion: Sleeper bus Hanoi – Sapa; Local English speaking tour guide; All entrance fees, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Local home-stay; Complimentary water in bus; Trekking time; Cooking with host
Day 6

Day 6: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

You can wake up a little early to see how about host starting a new day. Cooking breakfast and join altogether. You have the options: + Trekking to see the further village and sceneries, through the Bamboo forest, terrace fields. +Or, you can tell your guide to go to their family’s fields to work, such as harvesting, or planting, or taking care their fields. Get back to Sapa town by shuttle bus. You still have the free time to visit local market in Sapa town, and discover Sapa town by your own before come back to Hanoi. 15:30: Get on the sleeper bus and come back Hanoi city. 21:30: Arrive Hanoi Old Quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi Inclusion: Sleeper bus Sapa – Hanoi; English speaking tour guide; All entrance fees; Meals( Breakfast, Lunch); Trekking time; Shuttle bus in Hanoi
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi free time – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (Meals: B)

Today, you are free to visit Hanoi old quarter by your own: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple… Until the time driver transfer you to Noi Bai airport for flight to Da Nang. Driver will pick you up at Da Nang airport and transfer you to Hoi An. Hotel check-in in Hoi An. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An Inclusion: Airport transfer in Hanoi; Airport pick-up in Da Nang; Flight ticket with 20kg hand check; Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Famring & Fishing Trip (Meal:B,L)

09:00-09:30 AM: Tour guide meet you at your hotel, cycle to a local farming village travelling along picturesque country roads, you have a chance to capture some amazing pictures with the farmers on the field, fishpond and the buffalo, you can also try to riding the water buffalo if you love it. Keep riding to local home. Here, you will be welcome local water "En water". Then, the farmer will take you to the boat station, boarding across the coconut-palm flanked waterways far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city to learn and try how to use the local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets and paddle the Vietnamese bamboo basket boats. After that, you will be shared the daily work in the rural by local farmers, you will join in the activities of the farmers – collecting seaweed fertilizer, sowing, raking, watering and picking. Leaving the garden, you will back to the farmer's home and enjoy foot massage with the local herbal treatment. After lunch, take a cycling back to you hotel. 13:30-14:00: Arrive your hotel. You get the free time to walk around exploring the beauty of Hoi An old town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. Inclusion: Mini-van for hotel pick up and drop off only in Hoi An; English Speaking guide; Bicycles; Helmet; Boat cruise plus Vietnamese bamboo basket boats; Enjoy Basket boat dancing performance; Origami teaching such as bird, grasshopper, flower and etc; Light traditional local rice dishes at local farmer house; Lunch on boat cooked by Captain Cook; Many, many photo opportunities
Day 9

Day 9: My Son sanctuary 1 Day (Meal: B, L)

08:00 - 08h30: Our bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel/stay in Hoi An. Leaving Hoi An crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of the Hoi An river system, mountains and Cham islands, we arrive at the fishing village, alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch, providing some great photo opportunities. 09h45:Arriving at My Son, this "Valley of Kings" as described by French historians was once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4thto 15thcentury. Following a traditional dance performance, your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a jungle bordered track. While you explore the area, your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarch centuries ago. 12h00: Commence the drive back to Hoi An to start our boat trip on Thu Bon river. Departing from Nguyen Hoang dock, your boat journey of approximately two hours will take you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu - weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village. 15h30: The boat trip will finish at Nguyen Hoang dock in the old town. You will be free to explore the old town or return to your hotel by your own means. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Boat trip; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang airport – Ho Chi Minh city (Meals:B)

Hoi An old town is a lovely place to relax and find out the traditional custom and architecture. Leisurely time walking around the town, taking photo of old house with Chinese and Japanese combination; Tasting a nice coffee on river side…All will be very memorable. Driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport for flight to HCM city. Reaching Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM city, meeting driver at the airport and going to the hotel in HCM city. Overnight at hotel in HCM city. Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private airport transfer and pick up; Flight ticket Da Nang – HCM city with 20kg hand check; Hotel in HCM city
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

07:30 - 08:15: Driver and tour guide will pick you up at your totel and leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to 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 around 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 honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at 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 City. 17:00: Drop you off at your hotel. Overnight at hotel in HCM city Inclusion: Transportation; English speaking tour guide; Boat trip; All entrance fees; Hotel in HCM city
Day 12

Day 12: HCM city – Flight out (Meal:B)

Taking your leisurely time to visit HCM city by your own with destinations as: Ben Thanh Market, China town…Tasting and feeling the local foods, daily life…until the time to transfer you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight out. Trip ends. Note: - If you are Solo traveller, you will stay at Share Dorm Room at the hotstel during your vacation. - This is group joining, there is a different group each trip during your vacation. Inclusion: Private airport transfer; Meal (Breakfast) Who should participate? - This tour is suited for all, including children as well. Price structure: - Price quoted is based on per person basis. This is 3 star package, please advise if you want to upgrade to 4 or 5 star package! If you want to extend the trip, or add any more night in any city, or start from the South, please advise!

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1229 USD 829 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1429 USD 1029 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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