Trans – Vietnam Private Journey 10 Days
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta
Experience a country rich in highlights including bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the lush Mekong Delta, ancient Hue, charming Hoi An, exotic and beautiful Halong Bay and Hanoi, the “Paris of Vietnam”.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Family, Guided Tours, History, Trekking
Activity Level Challenging
Day 1 – Hanoi – Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in the downtown. The remainder of the morning will be your own. Overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation – Thien Thai Hotel
Day 2 – Halong Bay – Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)
8:00 – 08:30:Pick-up at your hotel near by the Old Quarter in Hanoi by shuttle bus of Halong cruise.
12:00 – 12:30:Embark the LaFairy Sails at Tuan Chau International harbor. Enjoy welcome drink, cruise briefing & start cruising.
13:00 – 15:30:A sumptuous lunch is served while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered by the heaven on the Earth.
15:30 – 17:00:Explore LờmBò area and be charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit MêCung Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above.
17:00 – 19:00:Return to the LaFairy Sails for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Enjoy everyday promotion HAPPY HOUR – BUY 2 GET 1 FREE all beverages from 5 to 6pm.
19:00:Savor a sparkling and dreamlike dinner on top deck under the light of a thousand stars in middle of the tranquil Bay with extremely delicious food and be awed by a fascinating fruit and vegetable carving show. Delight in traditional music performances. Afterwards, socialize with the artist, new friends and crew members, join squid fishing. Overnight on-board.
Transport – Shuttle bus
Accommodation – La Fairy Cruise
Lunch and dinner on cruise
Day 3 – Halong to Hanoi – Brief City Tour (B, L, D)
06:30 – 07:00:Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07:15 – 07:45:Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
08:00 – 09:00:VisitTitov Island for swimming in the emerald water. Then hike up to the top of the island to take the breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay.
09:00 – 09:45:Enjoy kayaking through the hidden beauty of the bay.
09:45 – 10:15:Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor.
10:15 – 11:45:Join a cooking demonstration before enjoying an exceptional Buffet lunch.
12:00 – 12:30:Disembark the boat and have the shuttle bus drive back to hotel in Hanoi.
Arriving in Hanoi around 04:00 PM, your local guide will take you on a brief city tour of Hanoi. Have a quick look at the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070; and Ngoc Son Temple and HoanKiem Lake – the Ngoc Son Temple is set on a tiny island on HoanKiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century. A cyclo ride for 1 hour touring through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter – a must for any visitor to Hanoi! The day finishes with a traditional performance of the famous Vietnamese water puppets in the city centre. Overnight in Hanoi.
Transfer – Shuttle bus
Dinner at Namaste – Indian food
Day 4 – Hanoi to Sapa by Luxury bus – Hike Through Rice Fields (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast, you will be picked up between 06.45-07.45 AM. A separate van of bus company will pick up client at hotel and take them to the meeting point and then take luxury bus to Sapa. Drive to Sapa in the northwest of Vietnam. The first section takes you on the new Express Way from Noi Bai to Lao Cai and the second section is the winding mountain road for 1 hour from Lao Cai to Sapa.
After a short break, start a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Muong Hoa valley. Your trip begins with a short transfer by road toward Muong Hoa valley. Start your hike by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraced among Sapa area.
Your guide will share with you interesting information about Vietnam agriculture as well as rice cultivation in the area. If you visit the valley sometime in between May and October, you will be able to observe and experience how the local planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in their daily life. The hike takes you from Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. After visiting Ta Van, return to Sapa for overnight stay.
Tour summary: Road transfer approx. 1 hour/ Hiking and village visiting 2,5-3 hours/ Grade 1 of 5.
Lunch at local restaurant with Vietnamease food
Dinner at Redzao restaurant- with Vietnamease food
Accommodation Chau Long Hotel
Day 5 – Explore Sapa – Bus back to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. You will drive to Tram Ton pass with stunning views along Hoang Lien Mountain Rangeand lush forest. Stop at Tram Ton Pass which is 2,047 meters above sea level and is the highest road in Vietnam, have your camera ready for breath taking photos and the winding roads far front. Hike along Golden stream, you will arrive at Love Waterfall. The waterfall is 100m high, starts from the peak of Fansipan Mountain. Rest by the waterfall after the dirt road through the lush bamboo forest and hear the guide’s story on the legend of the waterfall. You will then return to Sapa for lunch and checking out.
Free to stroll around the town until 15:00, as your bus pick up at hotel for a return journey to Hanoi by Lao Cai – Hanoi Express Way. You will have chance to enjoy the beauty of northwest mountains with a stop en-route then continuing the trip to Hanoi, arriving at around 21.30. The bus Sapa – Hanoi will drop off client at their meeting point. Our guide and driver will pick you up at this meeting point and take you to restaurant for dinner and then transfer to hotel.
Lunch at Indigo restaurant with Vietnamease food
Dinner with Vietnamease Noodle with Chicken
Day 6 – Danang – Hoi An – Walking Tour Hoi An Town (B, L, D)
The transfer will be early from hotel to airport. The flight to Danang is at 07.00AM so you need to be at airport at 06.00AM. Board the morning flight to Danang. This day we will arrange breakfast for you when you are in Danang. Upon landing, a local guide and driver take you to Hoi An. You will have breakfast at local restaurant in Danang or Hoi An (with noodle only).
Early check in is subject to availability so when you arrive hotel, you just leave the luggage here and take the walking tour around Hoi An Ancient town.
After checking in hotel, your guide will give you a proper show-around of the old town. You’ll start a walking tour with a lion’s share of places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge; the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls; the museum and the colorful local market. Following the narrow lanes, you’ll meander through tiny streets studded by houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures.
After such gallivanting, your time will be your own to wander around or getting amongst some retail therapy. You’ll spend the night in Hoi An.
Lunch with Indian Food
Accommodation Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel
Day 7 – Flight to Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Brief City Tour (B, L, D)
Early breakfast at hotel then leave to Danang airport for an early flight to Saigon. A local guide and driver will meet at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer you to hotel in the centre.
You will drive to Cu Chi Tunnels where you will visit the amazing network of underground tunnels was used during the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong. This huge construction was a habitation for villagers in the war time. With 3 levels of depth, it was never discovered by the US during the Vietnam War despite its proximity to Saigon. Visit the fighting tunnel system with your local guide
Return to Ho Chi Minh city, the guide will take you to Artinus 3D Art Museum and have time to enjoy yourself. Return to your hotel in the evening with dinner at local restaurant.
Lunch & Dinner with Indian Food
Accommodation Aristo Hotel.
Day 9 – Ho Chi Minh City Free Day (B)
Free day in Ho Chi Minh city to spend as you wish.
Accommodation: Aristo Hotel
Day 10 – Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
09.00AM This morning, Our guide will pick you up for the tour of War Remnants Museum – a real eye-opening part of Vietnam’s proud history. Conclude the tour by 12.00 noon then be at leisure until being picked up and transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight.