Vietnam Exotic Natural Tour
- 21 DAYS 20 NIGHTS
- Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Cat Ba, Hoa Binh, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh
- Price USD:
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VIETNAM EXOTIC NATURAL TOUR
DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL (D)
Warmly welcome at Noi Bai International Airport by our tour guide and then be transferred to the hotel for check-in. After freshen up you will have dinner at a restaurant near your hotel. Before an overnight staying in Hanoi you will watch a traditional Water Puppet performance - a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia's wet-rice culture at least 1,000 years ago at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI - DUONG LAM VILLAGE (B, L)
At 9.00am we will pick you up at your hotel and then transfer to visit Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay Town. After driving about 65km far from Hanoi center you will see a purely agricultural village of the northern Red River Delta - Duong Lam ancient village. This place is also called the land of two Kings. To understand more about this special name,you will have a walking tour visit King Ngo Quyen Temple and King Phung Hung Temple. Beside you also visit Mong Phu Temple which is dedicated to national heroes. You will have exciting experiences when enjoy lunch in an ancient house and join in producing local specialties such as soft green-lentil cake and rice cake filled with brown onion. Your tour will continue with a visit to Mia Pagoda that built in the 15th century and home to 287 statues of all sizes. Finally back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI CITY TOUR - NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (B, L)
Today is your full day tour in Hanoi - artistic and intellectual capital of Vietnam. After breakfast at hotel, you will have time to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and understand more about life of our beloved President Ho Chi Minh. Next you will visit the Temple of Literature - The first university of Vietnam. After the lunch, it is time to see Vietnam museum of Ethnology. In the afternoon, You will have chance to enjoy the fascinating of Hanoi Old Quarter with hundreds of specialty shops which sell many things like the name of the street there, such as Hang Gai Street, Hang Thiec Street, Hang Trong Street, etc. In the evening you will be transferred to the Hanoi train station for an overnight trip to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
DAY 4: LAO CAI - LAO CHAI - TOPAS ECLOLODGE SAPA (B, L, D)
When the train arrives in Lao Cai train station in the early morning, there will be a car waiting to pick you up to Sapa and have breakfast at a local restaurant. At 9.00am, you will travel uphill to Heaven's gate or Tram Ton pass which is the highest pass in Vietnam. Here you can have an overview about Sapa with beautiful terraced fields, and peaceful villages. You can also see your next place to take a cycling trip - the breathtaking Muong Hoa Valley. Follow your cycling tour from Sapa town, you will visit Lao Chai village - the home of Black Hmong. From here, you will ride to a village inhabited by the Giay tribe then enjoy a local food lunch with a local family. You will have time to explore the village and then continue your tour along the valley. Next, you will arrive Topas Ecolodge and check into your bungalow for an overnight stay and enjoy the peaceful nature view over the valley and the surrounding mountains. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
DAY 5: BIKING TO LECH DAO VILLAGE - TOPAS ECOLODGE (B, L, D)
In the morning, you will start your cycling tour by a visit to Lech Village, home of the Red Dao minority people. It's about 3 kilometers far from your bungalow along the main road. Here you will start walking to visit a traditional Red Dao family and we will show you a way of life that has not changed for generations. Next continue riding to the new Lech village. Here you will take a longer break, talking with local people, sharing information and get to know how the women in their doorways make their famous embroidery works. Then back to your lodge for lunch and spend free time in the afternoon to discover more about Sapa. Overnigth at Topas Ecolodge in Sapa.
DAY 6: TOPAS ECOLODGE - HILL TRIBE MARKET - LAO CAI (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will have time to enjoy a local ethnic minority market. This is the place where the local ethnic people exchange their farm produces, indigo clothes, some animals like dogs, cats, pigs, horses, etc. Furthermore, you can see the couples, friends, and relatives from many of the surrounding villages come here to meet, talk and enjoy their lives. The photographers come here to take the truly magnificent picture with the diverse people and colors on display here. In the afternoon you will back to Lao Cai train station to get an overnight train to Hanoi.
DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
After arrive in Hanoi in early morning, we will pick you up to a restaurant for breakfast and morning coffee. Take a private vehicle at 8.00am to come to Halong Bay and arrive at 12.00pm. There, your cruise is waiting for you to do the check in procedure then have a welcome drink. Having lunch, next you go cruising in magnificent Halong Bay to explore the fascinating rock formations. You will have chance to contemplate one of the most beautiful Bays of the world which was recognized as Natural World Heritage by UNESCO. Enjoy swimming at Titop beach in the crystal clean water after discovering Sung Sot Cave.
Enjoy the sunset from the sundeck or while swimming; then a dinner will be served on board. Evening is devoted to relaxing in that peaceful piece of a setting, or to experience night-fishing from the boat’s deck. Overnight on board.
DAY 8: HALONG BAY - CAT BA NATIONAL PARK TREKKING (B, L, D)
Waking up early and you will have a breakfast in the open air. The boat continues cruising through magnificent islands, islets and visit Vung Vieng fishing village. Check out your cruise then you will be transferred to Cat Ba Island. Arrive in Gia Luan Port then continue be transferred to Cat Ba National Park by bus. Cat Ba National Park is known as the home of 32 types of mammals and about 2,000 species of flora, and is the place where the Trachypithecus poliocephalus (White-headed langur) living on cliffs. In the afternoon, you will check in the hotel and have free time to explore the beaches or local markets. Enjoy dinner and overnight at hotel in Cat Ba Island.
DAY 9: CAT BA ISLAND - HAI PHONG - NINH BINH (B, L)
After having breakfast, you will check out your hotel and be transferred to Hai Phong City by high speed boat. Arriving in Hai Phong, you will visit some of the most beautiful historic sites here, like Du Hang Pagoda and Hang Kenh Communal House. In the afternoon, continue to transfer to Ninh Binh to discover the old capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1009. Along the way before come to Ninh Binh, you'll stop to visit Keo Pagoda in Thai Binh Province. Then do the check in procedure your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh.
DAY 10: NINH BINH - MAI CHAU VALLEY (B, L, D)
In the morning, you will visit Tam Coc cave by a sampan boat, you can explore the beauty of three caves here and passing the rice paddies of Red River Delta. Then you visit Dinh King and Le King Temples, which were built in 17th century and worship the Kings Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh. Next, heading up to Mai Chau and have lunch served en route. Tonight you will have exciting time to enjoy dinner with a local family, try traditional wine and a performance of the traditional dancing of the White Thai ethnic people. Overnight at hotel in Mai Chau.
DAY 11: MAI CHAU - HANOI - HUE (B, L)
After breakfast, your tour will begin by trekking through the beautiful valley. Going from one village to another, you will have chance to enjoy the peaceful nature and get in touch with local villagers, know about their daily work like tilling the fields, logging or herding buffalo. Then drive back to Hanoi airport and transfer to Hue on a short flight. Upon arrival at Phu Bai airport, we will pick you up to your hotel for check in then be free. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
DAY 12: HUE IMPERIAL CITY TOUR (B, D)
In the morning, the guide and driver will greet and pick you up to board on the Dragon Boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River at 8.30am. Hue city - the ancient capital - is famous for historic tombs of Emperors past which lying along the Perfume River. Your first stop in this day is the charming Thien Mu Pagoda (or Lady Pagoda) which is considered as the symbol of Hue and Buddhism in Vietnam. Here you can have great view on the Perfume River and surrounding areas. After that you will visit King Minh Mang's tomb and King Tu Duc's tomb – the most attracted and beautiful tombs here. Stop at a local restaurant to have your own lunch before visit Hue Citadel and Dong Ba Market. In the evening, you will have an opportunity to have dinner with Hue royal style at a famous restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
DAY 13: ANCIENT PHUOC TICH VILLAGE & THANH TOAN VILLAGE (B, L)
All this day, your tour will show you the lush countryside, rice fields, and farmers' life, which has dominated Hue's culture for centuries. Drive about 40 kilometers to the north of Hue, you will first visit the ancient Phuoc Tich village, a national cultural heritage site on the banks of the O Lau River. Visiting this place, you will have chance to explore traditional pottery crafts, the ancient houses and temples that have been preserved for 500 years in the traditional style. Then you will visit Thanh Toan Village which is far about ten kilometers from Hue. Here you can see the Thanh Toan Bridge, built 200 years ago over the Nhu Y River. You can also explore a local market and a small village museum to enjoy the life and historical of this place. Next, you will visit Phu Cam Conical Hat Village; here you can buy typical souvenirs of Vietnamese villages. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
DAY 14: HUE - DANANG - HOI AN (B, L)
Today you will leave Hue and drive to Hoi An. Belong the way you will travel over the Hai Van pass with 500m-high. Then stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum and handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain. Arriving Hoi An, check in your hotel and enjoy a half-day walking tour of Hoi An to explore the charming river town. You will go through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, and visit some highlights of this site, like the Chinese Assembly Halls, Chua Ong Pagoda, the 200 year old Tan Ky Ancestral House, and the Japanese Bridge. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 15: FARMING & FISHING LIFE IN HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B, L)
Join in this farming & fishing life tour you will have a nice time getting close up and intimate exposure with both the local farming and fishing communities. Starting with a biking tour around country road to experience Vietnamese rural life and talk with local farmers. Besides that, you also join in witnessing local Vietnamese rural life, and discovering all opportunities to take amazing photos. Next, joining in Hoi An Eco Tour on a river cruise by boat to meet and engage with local fishermen and have chance to hands-on experience traditional net fishing. Furthermore, you will have a memorable experience on exploring coconut palm flanked waterways when trying paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 16: HOI AN - CU LAO CHAM ISLAND DISCOVERY (B, L)
From your hotel, you will drive to Cua Dai harbor at 8.00 am and spend 25 minutes cruise to Cham Island. Make sure that you bring along your camera to take the spectacular monument views while cruising. On your boat you will be served a complimentary drink and enjoy the stunning view. You will be interested in a long winding road with an amazing view of the sea, and if you are lucky you can see the wild monkeys. Stop at Lang village and our guide will help you get more knowledge about Cham Island's history. Your next stop is the Marine Protected Area, visit the boat shelter and Hai Tang Pagoda. You will explore a traditional fishing village and join in a local market, and then spend 20 minutes to trek to Chong Village. Before have a fresh seafood lunch, you could enjoy some activities like swimming, snorkeling. At 2.00pm, you will back to the boat to transfer to Cua Dai and back to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 17: DANANG - DA LAT (B, L)
Today you will leave Hoi An to take a short morning flight to Da Lat. You will arrive in Da Lat at 7.20am and take a sightseeing tour in Da Lat and surrounding areas. You will visit Bao Dai Palace, the rather bizarre and very aptly named - "Crazy House". It is a brightly painted concrete house, which winds itself around trees, mimicking their shapes and which now functions as a guesthouse. Next you visit Truc Lam Thien Vien & Pagoda. In the evening, you will have time to enjoy fine cuisine at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
DAY 18: DA LAT - NAM CAT TIEN NATIONAL PARK (B, L)
Having breakfast and then you will spend about 4 hour drive south to visit Nam Cat Tien national park. The park includes two separate areas, Nam Cat Tien & Cat Loc, linked by the Dong Nai river, and was established in 1998. Nam Cat Tien national park is the home of an amazing array of flora and fauna with 185,000 acres of evergreen rainforest cover. You will enter the park and be welcome by the staff of the forest floor lodge. They will take you to the resort via electric car for check in and have lunch at a restaurant in the lodge, which faces the river and jungle. After freshen up you will have a walking tour into the jungle to explore the plant and animal life. Next time is your own to discover by yourself, you may go biking or just relax. In the evening, before stay overnight at the lodge, you will have an hour to take a private jeep for animal watching. Overnight on lodge in Nam Cat Tien National Park.
DAY 19: NAM CAT TIEN - HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)
Waking up early in the morning you can hear the sound of breath in the pure air. After having breakfast you will leave on for a trip to Bau Sau or "Crocodile Lake". Bau Sau is a beautiful lake surrounded by the jungle and home to many crocodiles. It takes about 20 minutes with 10km from the lodge to the trekking point. From there you will take part in one hour trekking about 5km in the jungle. Spend an hour trying paddle around the lake on the boat, you can have opportunity to see birds, crocodiles and wild lotus. Then back to your lodge for lunch and relaxing time. You will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh City and arrive at about 06.00pm then you will have free time to enjoy yourself. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 20: THE NATIONAL BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF CAN GIO (B, L)
This is a new and exotic day tour for you to discover Ho Chi Minh City based on your choices. You will take a trip about 3 hours by car to discover the National Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio and be among nature and wild life, which located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Monkey Island is also the enjoyable place for you to visit. Located in Can Gio Mangrove Forest, it was recognized as International Biosphere Reserve on January 21st, 2000 by UNESCO. If you like discovering the researches which are done on archaeological relics, as well as the flora and fauna system, you can visit Can Gio Museum. You will have chance to see crocodiles and monkeys by taking a trip on canoe to visit Rung Sac guerrilla base where you see the wildlife with many wild animals, such as wild cats, otters, pythons, deer, foxes and large groups of wild monkeys, who are very playful and love interacting with humans. The purebred Crocodile reserve park is welcoming you to explore the home to more than 80 Crocs. Finally return to Ho Chi Minh City and stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 21: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (B)
Today is your free time for relax, shopping or sight-seeing before our driver and guide come to pick you up for the airport to take your departure flight home. End of tour services.
TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
- Meals: 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 8 dinners
- Transport: Car, Train, Bikking, Cruise, Walking
- Included services:
+ Accommodations at 3 stars standard hotel with daily breakfast based on twin sharing
+ One night accommodation on board in Halong based on twin sharing
+ Two way train ticket from Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi
+ Private transportation with English speaking guide
+ Private sampan boat for sightseeing as stated in the program
+ Entrances fees, sightseeing as indicated Vietnamese food as mentioned in the program
+ Mineral water is available (free)
+ Vietnam Visa Approval letter (free)
- Visa stamp fee
- Travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses
- Others not mentioned in details