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Perfum of Vietnam 12 days

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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival (D) Day 02: Hanoi City tour (B.L.D) Day 03: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Lao Cai (B.L.D) By Train Day 04: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B.L.D) Day 05: Sapa – Bac Ha market - Hanoi (B.L.D) By Train Day 06: Hanoi arrival – Ha Long – Overnight on boat (B.L.D) Day 07: Halong – Hanoi – Danang - Hoi An (B.L.D) By Flight Day 08: Hoi An – Discover the charming town (B.L.D) Day 09: Hoi An – Danang - Hue (B.L.D) Day 10: Hue – Emotion Perfume River cruise (B.L.D) Day 11: Hue – Saigon (B.L.D) By Flight Day 12: Saigon – Mekong Delta - Departure (B.L)
28 months ago, April 2nd 2012 No: 1 Msg: #154089  
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Arrive at Noi Bai airport, welcomed and transferred to hotel in Hanoi. Welcome dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi City tour (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel and then visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which consists of his Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and the One-pillar Pagoda. Following by the Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university and later a temple dedicated to Confucius. You will have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology where we learn more about Vietnam’s amazing ethnic diversity comprising of 54 different groups. Later we visit the Hoa Lo Prison, Ngoc Son temple, Hoan Kiem Lake and we enjoy 01 hour rickshaw tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. We end up our day by taking part in the traditional Water Puppet performance. You will have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 03: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Lao Cai (B.L.D) By Train
After breakfast at hotel and then depart to Hoa Lu in the morning, one of the most famous sites of Vietnam for its historic vestiges and its impressive pitons limestone. You will visit Temples of Dinh Bo Linh King and Le Hoan. After lunch at local restaurant, take a Sampan cruise to discover the caves of Tam Coc and Bich Dong (\"three lagoons\". Return to Hanoi at the end of the afternoon. Transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai. You will have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight on Victoria Express Train.

Day 04: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B.L.D)
Arrive in early morning at Lao Cai train station near the Chinese border and transfer by to Sapa for breakfast in Victoria Resort and Spa and we start walking to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages, home of H\'Mong, Daos and Zays ethnic minorities. You will have lunch at local restaurant with traditional music. In the afternoon, visit Ta Phin village, which is home to the distinctive Dao community. We walk around the village, meet the local, enjoy a friendly chat with them and learn about their lifestyle. You will have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 05: Sapa – Bac Ha market - Hanoi (B.L.D) By Train
After breakfast at hotel and then depart early morning for Bac Ha market - the most colorful up-market in Northwest of Vietnam where you can meet about 10 different ethnic minorities, the place that people attending not only for trading but for rice-wine drinking, social communication, meeting, friend making…After the market, lunch at a local restaurant and walk to some villages of Flower Hmong people. At the end of afternoon, return to Lao Cai for dinner and night-train back Hanoi. You will have stay overnight on the train.

Day 06: Hanoi arrival – Ha Long – Overnight on boat (B.L.D)
Arrive in Hanoi about 04h30, transfer to hotel for breakfast. Then, depart for a 3,5hours to the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. We arrive at noon, board the most beautiful and comfortable junk in Ha Long for a welcome cocktail followed by a cruise briefing. A delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch is served while we are cruising around majestic Ha Long Bay. In the afternoon a tender will take us to the fishing village by tender, then return to the vessel to enjoy some free time. Optional activities we may enjoy include: visiting the fishing village by local row boat or kayak; a swim off the boat; sunbathing, traditional massage, or a trip by tender to an isolated pristine beach for swimming and snorkeling. You will have dinner and stay overnight on boat in Halong Bay.

Day 07: Halong – Hanoi – Danang - Hoi An (B.L.D) By Flight
Start our day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee, then enjoy our cruise via beautiful spots. We will have the chance to explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot). We will then return to the junk and enjoy a buffet brunch served on board. The vessel cruises leisurely back to the harbor where we disembark at Halong City. From here we take our private transfer to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, meet our tour guide and transfer to Hoi An. You will have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Hoian.

Day 08: Hoi An – Discover the charming town (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel and from the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port. Today it is a quaint riverside town popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailor shops, and cafes. Morning we enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tam Ky house, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. You will have lunch at local restaurant and then, You will take a short boat trip to visit Thanh Ha handicraft ceramic village and the boat building yards. The rest of the day is free to explore the charming town. You will have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Hoian.

Day 09: Hoi An – Danang - Hue (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel and the depart to Hue via Danang, visit Cham Museum in Danang and drive over the spectacular Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. You will have lunch at local restaurant. Continue to Hue, the 19th century Nguyen empire capital to visit Tu Duc and Minh Mang tombs, flowing by the former Imperial Palace. The Citadel was closely modeled along the lines of the Forbidden City in Beijing. You will have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel in Hue

Day 10: Hue – Emotion Perfume River cruise (B.L.D)
After breakfast at hotel, you will take a beautiful boat with sleeping cabins. Stop at Dong Ba market to purchase ingredients for cooking classes with chef. Visit the village Thanh Tien, Thanh Ha, Bao Vinh. Visit the Temple of Literature in Hue. You will have lunch typically Hue. Continue the nice cruise to discover the daily life of the two rivers of the Perfume River. Arrival in Thuy Bieu Eco-tourism, walking or cycling around the village and visit the manufacturing of incense sticks. Then, assistance in the kitchen with chef. You will have dinner and stay overnight on the junk in Hue

Day 11: Hue – Saigon (B.L.D) By Flight
After breakfast we are transferred to Hue airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival, welcomed and transferred in Ho Chi Minh city to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, Reunification Square and the War Remnants Museum. Diner at local restaurant and overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon – Mekong Delta - Departure (B.L)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart Saigon we drive 3 hours to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, we embark on Cai Be Princess to cruise the Mekong River. This deluxe sampan cruise starts along the Mekong canals to Dong Hoa Hiep Island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. During this cruise you will discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Lunch at Le Longanier restaurant at La Residence of Phu An resort, a superb Indochina style resort. After a short walk along a narrow canal and transfer direct to Saigon airport for the departure.

Type of tour:
+ Private tour
+ To fix your way of travel
+ Easy tour
+ Discover the highlight of Vietnam

Departure:
+ Everyday

Highlights:
+ Discover Hanoi capital by the rickshaw
+Take part in the unique water puppet show
+ Immense yourself in the French colonial charm of Hanoi, winding through the famed Old Quarter of Hanoi
+ Learn about the rich and diverse culture and history of Hanoi and taste the delightful local cuisine.
+ Discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo, See the historic sites & watch the 1000- year old water puppet show
+ Unwind in Halong Bay with the junk boat. Cruising through the limestone mountains.
+ Experience the magic of Halong Bay. Enjoy the traditional junk boat with scrumptious
+ Discover the imperial City of Hue, and see its historic sites
+ See the Imperial City of Hue and lay back in the old merchant town of Hoian
+ Soak up the tranquility of old merchant town Hoi An and have a new whole wardrobe tailored.
+ Experience the atmosphere of the Metropolitan city of Saigon, walking around the market of China town
+ Boating the Mekong River, explore the peasant life and floating market with their cottage industries
+ Cruise the mighty Mekong River, wind our way through the tributaries of Mekong Delta.
+ Visit vibrant Cai Be floating market Reply to this

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