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Day 01           Arrival – Hanoi                                                                     (B)

a.m.                 Meeting arrival at Noi Bai airport by and transfer to hotel for early check-in with breakfast

p.m.                 Visiting The Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), dedicated to Confucius, was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. In 1076, Vietnam's first university was established here to educate Vietnam's administrative and warriors class. Visit Tran Quoc Temple, it is situated on an island linked by a bridge to the causeway between West Lake and Tran Bach Lake, walking around West Lake. One hour cyclo in old quarter, continue to discover Hoan Kiem Lake including Ngoc Son Temple. Founded in the early sixth century during the Ly Dynasty then follow by enjoy the water puppet show.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 02             Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi - Laocai                                   (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Depart to Hoalu, visit 2 temples dedicated to 2 royal families of Vietnam in 10th century. Then pass through the magnificent countryside of North Vietnam typical with green limestone mountains jutting out of the green paddy fields to Tamcoc, famous as so called “Dry Halong Bay”.

p.m.                 Taking boats for the cruise on the river through the green rice paddy surrounded by ranges of green limestone mountains. After 3 hours of the rowing boat trip, proceed to Bich Dong pagodas, complex of pagodas built into limestone mountain cliffs from 15th century with unreal scenery around. Getting to the top pagoda and enjoy panorama view of countryside.

Evening:          Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station for night train to Lao Cai.

Overnight on tourist train (4-berth in cabin with air-condition)

Day 03            Lao Cai - Sapa                                                                       (B)

Early morning arrival Laocai station. Transfer to Sapa town and have breakfast at local restaurant.

a.m.                 Depart for Tavan Village on the rim of a deep valley, the village set within a picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. Trekking through terraced rice fields and among some picturesque villages and experience a bit of rural life by Dzay people, followed by walking to rattan bridge.

p.m.                 Walking to Cat Cat Village, is village of H'Mong ethnic group. Walk around visiting people in the lively and colorful picture village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days.

Evening:          Walking to discover Sapa town by night.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 04             Sapa – Bac Ha market -  Laocai - Hanoi                            (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Drive to Bac Ha market (available every Sunday), the most colourful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha people's simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches... talking to the minorities through the guide's interpretation.

p.m.                 Leave the market for the H'mong King's house (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Spend time visiting another village. Depar for Lao Cai station and then board on the night train to Hanoi.

Overnight on tourist train (4-berth in cabin with air-condition)

Day 05                        Hanoi – Ha Long                                                                   (B/L/D)

Meeting at Hanoi station in early morning and transfer to your hotel 

08:00 a.m.       Transfer 160 km East Hanoi to Halong, sightseeing on route. Arrive in Halong and transfer to pier.

12.15:              Embark on Phoenix Cruise for welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing and safety instructions. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while our cruiser heads to the bay passing the beautiful limestone seascape.

15.15:              Visiting Sung Sot cave, one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay. The two chambers that form this amazing grotto are decorated with thousands of spectacular stalactite and stalagmite forms.

16.25:              Enjoy kayaking (weather permitted) with guideline around the fishing village then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure.

17.45:              Phoenix cruise through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Luon Cave

19.00:              Seafood set-dinner on board

21.00:              Enjoy evening activities – Movie Night, Board Games, Fishing or karaoke program
Overnight on Phoenix Cruise (deluxe cabin) *** +              

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Day 06                        Halong - Hanoi – Hue                                                           (B/L/-)

                        Rise up for a breath taking on sundeck, be ready with your camera for a stunning vista in the serene bay. We visit an island and relax on its beach, or walk up to the top for the panoramic view of the anchorage area. You learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food on sundeck just before lunch time. Lunch would be served when cruising back to the harbor.

09h30:             Arrange luggage and check-out. Set brunch (breakfast and lunch) before back to Halong dock and have a short break.

11:45 a.m.       Arrive Halong wharf then drive back to Hanoi airport for flight for Hue by Meeting arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 07                        Hue                                                                                         (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Coach trip to visit Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. It is where established highest offices of Vietnam's feudalism and sanctums honouring the cult of decreased Emperors. And Dong Ba Market, visit to a food market is always very interesting and sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts.

p.m.                 Take a Dragon boat cruise along the romantic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious workship in Hue. The Tu Duc tomb is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. Enjoy panorama view from Vong Canh hill then follow by an incense stick-making village the village’s most visible sights are yellow of incense and red of incense’s stick.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 08                        Hue - Danang - Hoian                                                          (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel                                

a.m                  Depart for Danang, passing through many pretty red-tiled villages with fruit orchards and stop at Lang Co for relaxing then acrossing the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds), enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea. Visiting Cham Museum, the museum displays approximately 300 sculptures, among which some are made from terracotta from the period between the 5th and 15th centuries.

p.m.                 Visiting handicraft sculpture rocks village and Marble Mountains is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, The five “mountains” are named after the five elements; Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). Procced to Hoain and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 09            Hoian - Myson - Hoian                                                         (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m                  Pick-up at hotel and discovery the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

p.m.                 Drive to the extraordinary ruins of My Son in a remote jungle valley. My Son was formerly the centre of the Cham Kingdom and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Over 20 well-preserved monuments remain. The My Son temple complex is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. On the way back stop at Tra Kieu church (Dia So Tra Kieu), which serves the town's Catholic population of 3000, was built in the late 19th century. There's a fantastic ceramic mosaic dragon on the external stairs.

Accommodation at hotel


Day 10                        Hoian - Danang – Nhatrang                                                            (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Transfer to airport for flight for Nhatrang by Meeting arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in.

p.m                  Visit to Long Son Pagoda, it was originally built on the Mount Trai Thuy in 1886. Po Nagar Cham Towers a sacred Hindu site dating back to the 2nd century AD. The town was built between the 7th and 12th centuries and is still used today as a place of pilgrimage for the Cham and Vietnamese Buddhists. Visit Hon Chong Promontory, One part is situated offshore and the other is in the sand dunes at the Cu Lao fishing hamlet. On one side of the rock, facing the sea, there is a deep handprint with the five fingers close together. A shopping at Dam market. It is famous for fine arts and especially high-quality dry seafood.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 11                        Nhatrang - Dalat                                                                   (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m                  Enjoy Nha Trang's turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Take a morning boat cruise to Tri Nguyen Aquarium. It is situated on Bong Nguyen Island, also called Hon Mieu Island, Continue to Mun Island where we have the chance for some swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. Visit to fishing village and Sparrow islands is another attraction with a different bamboo architecture in Nha Trang Bay.

p.m.                 Depart for Dalat with sightseeing on route.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 12                        Dalat                                                                                       (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Take steamer engines train with 7-km railway line joining Dalat with Trại Mat, having a full sight of Dalat from high above, when the train is winding its way along hill sides, of admiring the continual miraculous changing of the nature in front of their eyes, of enjoying the purest atmosphere of the Highlands. Then visit Linh Phuoc pagoda, the remarkable feature of the pagoda is the Dragon - shaped design made from the broken pieces of glasses in accordance to the design of Khai Dinh's Tomb in Hue and back to station. Continue to visit to Crazy house, opening in 1990, the building has gained recognition for its unique architecture, being highlighted in numerous guidebooks and listed as one of the world’s ten most “bizarre” buildings. Visit Bao Dai summer palace, he used for resting place in summer.

p.m.                 Continue to Valley love, the beautiful pine hills, which are suitable for picnic on holidays in an area of 242 hectares. Next to visit to traditional hand embroidery workshop XQ where you have the opportunity to witness firsthand the talent of the skilled artisans of the Da Lat embroidery craft.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 13            Dalat - Phanthiet                                                                   (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Visit to Flower garden has the biggest selection of flowers in Dalat with hundreds kinds of flowers. Besides the traditional flowers that visitors have known such as ortensiaes, mimosas, roses... Walking around Xuan Huong Lake, surrounded with a pine-tree forest and flower gardens. Taking capble cabin to Thien Vien Truc Lam, this is the largest pagoda in Dalatt now, Enjoy boat trip on Tuyen Lam lake.

p.m.                 Follow by Datanla water fall with sliding car going down hill to visit to water fall the waterfall had a deep cave hidden in the forest so it was one of the shelter of a troop located on Phung Hoang (Phoenic) mountain. Depart for Phanthiet and transfer your hotel for check-in.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 14-16       Phanthiet                                                                               (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

Fullday time at leisure on the beach.

Accommodation at resort

Day 17                        Phanthiet – Saigon                                                                (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Time at leisure on the beach

p.m.                 Pick up resort then drive to Saigon, upon arrival transfer to hotel for check-in.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 18            Saigon – Cuchi Tunnels/Tayninh - Saigon                        (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Drive to northwest of Saigon (about 70km) for visiting to Cu Chi Tunnels system which had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. And it was continuing built over 25 years later used during the Vietnam war. An amazing complex of underground tunnels with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.

p.m.                 Drive forward Tay Ninh, to see the ornate temple of Cao Dai, is an mixture of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. In this religious, Buddha and the Christian God are believed to both exist as deities, but Cao Dai is the third, highest deity. Attending the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 19                        Saigon – Mytho - Cantho                                                     (B/L/-)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Pick up at hotel then drive to My Tho, is famous for its extensive orchards and immense fruit gardens of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, the architecture of the pagoda is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types, creating the splendid, but simple features of this Buddhist pagoda. Then enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River seeing “Dragon-Unicorn-Tortoise-Phoneix” islets before to Thoison islets for visiting local house making goods from coconut, banana caramel and coconut caramel. Continue to visit an orchard on an island and take horse-cart on village road. Have lunch at Hao Ai garden restaurant with special “Elephant fish” on islet then swimming sampan through Coconut canal.

p.m.                 Back to pier and continue to visit to Dong Tam Snake farm, breeds snakes for eating, for their skins and for producing antivenin. Most of the snakes raised here are pythons and cobras. Then proceeding to Can Tho and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 20                        Cantho - Saigon                                                                    (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Transfer to pier and taking boat trip on Mekong river to visit Cai Rang floating market the best time of visiting from sunrise, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even smuggled goods like cigarettes. Sellers do not have to cry out about their goods because their goods can be seen in a distance and their cries would not be heard in the vastness of the river and the noise of boat engines. Continue to the inland to see coconut lined channels, “Monkey” bridge and fruit orchard.

p.m.                 Drive back to Saigon and transfer to hotel for check-in.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 21                        Saigon - Departure                                                               (B)

                        Breakfast at hotel

a.m.                 Visiting Notre Dame, a cathedral is established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880.  All building materials were imported from France. Central Post Office, was constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in the early 20th century, has a Gothic architectural style. Visiting Former President Palace. It was workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Drive to China town the most bustling quarter of the city including Thien Hau pagoda was built by the Cantonese congregation in the early 19th century.

p.m.                 Time at leisure and late check-out at 18:00 p.m. then transfer to airport for flight for flight back home.

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SERVICES & PRICES

  • Accommodation with meals (food only) as mentioned in program (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner). Early check-in with breakast on day 01.
  • Tourist train ticket: Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi (4-berth in cabin with air-condition)
  • Private transfers and tours with English speaking guide as indicated in program
  • All entrance, cyclo fee as indicated in program
  • Private boat trip in Hue, Nhatrang, Dalat, Mytho, and Cantho.
  • One way capble ticket, returned tourist train ticket and return sliding car ticket in Dalat.
  • Mineral water and tissues on vehicle (2 bottles + 2 tissues/1 day)
  • PHOENIX CRUISE BOAT PACKAGE WITH KAYAK (joint basic): 
  • Welcome drink, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast (brunch on second day)
  • 1 night stay on board, kayak fee and group tour with German guide.
  • Service charge, handling fee and government tax.

We charge 50% for child under 12 years old

  • All intenational and domestic flight and airport tax
  • Vietnamese visa arrangament
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as other meals, drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.

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