VIETNAM BY TRAIN, FROM NORTH TO SOUTH

VIETNAM BY TRAIN, FROM NORTH TO SOUTH More Image (5)

An incredible opportunity to visit Vietnam in the best way, mountains, cities, nature, beaches and history in 14 day of dream.

Plan

Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi ( D )
Arrive at NoiBai Airport in Hanoi. Meeting with guide and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner featured with Vietnamese specialty at  restaurant.

Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 2: Hanoi City tour – Sapa ( B,L )   ( Night train)
8:30 AM Visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, HoChiMinh’s House-on-stilt,  Ethnic Museum, Van Mieu (Temple of Literature). Lunch
P.M: Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple.  Then  visit Old Quarter of Hanoi and Dong Xuan Market.
20:30 Transfer to Train Station for night train ( 22h00 – 6h00 ) to Sapa.

Overnight on the train by soft sleeper.

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Day 3:  Sapa – CatCat  ( B,L )
07:30 arrive Lao Cai, take a local bus to Sapa. Free for visiting ethnic market, Sapa town.
PM : Trekking to visit Cat cat village, H’mong people and Catcat waterfall lying in a small valley.

Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

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Day 4 : Lao Chai – TaVan -Hanoi ( B,L ) ( Night train )
All day trekking to visit some minority villages. Lao Chai – TaVan.You will meet some different minority people H’mong, Zay, Red Dzao, you can see the different colorful dresses. 17h00 transfer to Laocai train station for night train to Hanoi.

Overnight on train.

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Day 5:Hanoi -Halong -Hanoi ( B,L ,D)
05:00 am Arrive to Hanoi Train Station. Pick up then tranfer to restaurant for Breakfast.

08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in
Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai
Tu Long Bay.
15:30 – 16:30: You are free to choose one of the below options:
Option 1:            Fishing village visit
Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
Option 2:            Beach and kayaking
For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting for Halong Bay.
16:30 – 17:30: Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.
17:30-19:00: Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Oriental Sails Chef
19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

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Day 6: Hanoi -Hue ( B,L )( Night train )
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave
09:00 – 09:30: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30 – 10:00: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
10:00 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board.
Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16:30

Take night train to Hue at 19:30 pm/  Soft sleeper, cabin of 4.

Day 7: Hue City tours( B,L )
Pick up then transfer to your hotel in Hue for relax and breakfast. Boat trip to visit ThienMu Pagoda and TuDuc and King’s tombs (KhaiDinh). Visit Imperial Citadel in the afternoon. The tour ends by shopping at Dongba Market.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 8: Hue -Hoian ( B,L )
Transfer to Danang . Spend time in LangCo beach enroute, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud). Cham Museum in Danang. Afternoon

You will visit : Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall Chinese, Hoian Museum and Market. Lunch at restaurant.

Overnight in Hoian.

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Day 9: Hoian – Danang -Nhatrang ( B,L ) Flight
Am : Transfer from Hoian to Danang airport for flight VN 335 to NhaTrang ( 10h10 – 11h30 ), the guide will welcome you and escort you to the hotel.
Above all, nha trang is about the beautiful turquoise water, nearby islands, and the best diving in the country. nha trang is endowed with deep, quiet and warm waters all the year round, surrounded by archipelagoes, islands, mountains and white sand beaches.  the 7 km white sand beach of nha trang is often called vietnam’s mediterranean Area.  nha trang is sunny all year round, with an average temperature of 23°c due to northern winds.
The left of the day is open for free sea bathing at NhaTrang beach.

Overnight in NhaTrang.

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Day 10: NhaTrang Islands ( B,L )
8h00 am: Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest.Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore.

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Day 11: NhaTrang city tour ( B, L ) (Night train to Hochiminh city )
Morning :  Free time for swmming at the beach . 12h00 tour guide pick up for lunch and city tour to Ponagar Cham Tower and LongSon pagoda. Shopping at Dam market then
18h00 Pick up and transfer to train station for  Hochiminh City.

Overnight on train.

Day 12 : Hochiminh city ( B, L )
05:30 arrive at train station. Pick up and transfer to hotel for breakfast.

Our tour guide pick you up at your hotel, about 08:00am.

Your visits:  Notre dame Catheral, built between 1877 and 1883 by French, most of the materials were transferred from Marseille (France). Next to the Church, you walk to visit the Central Post Office, built 1886 and ended 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. Your next destination is Reunification Palace which was built in 1868, named Norodom Palace and inaugurated in 1873. In 1963, this palace was heavily destroyed by bombs. On 30 April 1975, the tanks of the liberation army entered Independence Palace. After the liberation, Independence Palace became the headquarters of the City’s military Administration Committee. You have lunch in nice restaurant.
Afternoon, your continue visit is China Town, about 500.000 Chinese people living there. Binh Tay market (called Cho Lon) means big market which was originally built by French in the 1880s; Guangdong-born philanthropist Quach Dam paid for its rebuilding. And then you visit Thien Hau temple (called Godess of Mercy, in English). It is believed that Thien Hau Lady can travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to save people in the trouble on the high seas.
You can discover the activities war during US war by visiting. The War Museum in which is an interesting collection of American Weapons.
Stop at Ben Thanh market, the goods in here are abundant, including almost all-domestic products, especially those products from the South of Vietnam and modern industrial products from other nations.

Night at Hotel.

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Day 13 : Mytho – Mekong River delta ( B,L )
8:00 am. Our tourguide will pick you up at your hotel or the airport. You leave Saigon to My Tho city, about 75km, 1h30 by free way, this is the first free way in the South of Vietnam.

An unforgettable way of seeing the Mekong Delta is driving along the provincial Roads down on the Southern Region of Vietnam through the Paddy rice fields, orchards and small hamlets.
On arrival in My Tho city, you’ll take a local motor boat, cross Mekong River (the biggest River in Asia, through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, its length about 4.800km long).

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You enjoy fresh coconut juice on the boat. Your first visit at Unicorn island where you taste the natural pure honey bee, bee pollen and Royal jelly bee. Your second visit by boat is in the Dragon Island where you can see how the local people make coconut candy . This is the special product in the Ben Tre province. Walking on the village, then you take the Horse Carriage about 1,5km around the village. Upon arrival at the Garden, you can eat the tropical fruits as pine-apple, water melon, longan, royal bananas. You listen to the traditional folk music, called “Cai Luong”. Next, you take a sampan, rowing boat by hand, about 2km, you can discover the rural daily life of local people inside the water coconut tree jungle.

You have  lunch in the Turtle Island with the special food as the “Elephant Ear fish:,..ect. Conclude your tour of the Mekong with a stop at Vinh Trang pagoda, the largest and most remarkable pagoda in the delta. Return to Saigon.

Night at Hotel.

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Day 14: Day departure ( B )
Free time until your transfer to airport for departure.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

– Full transportation by private car  as tour program indicated.
– Half meals as indicated in the itinerary ( B = breakfast, L = lunch,) at local restaurant
– Train ticket S1 Soft sleeper ( Cabin of 4 persons ) : Hanoi – Hue
– Train ticket 2 ways Soft sleeper -first class: Hanoi -Laocai -Hanoi.
– English speaking guide
– Blue train ticket Nhatrang – Saigon  soft sleeper class

-Flight Danang – Nha trang .
– Boat trip in Halong bay, Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river in Mytho.
– Double rooms /twin accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room )

Tour Cost excludes:
Dinners, Visas ; Travel insurance; Tips; Personal expenses, Emergency transfers

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3 STARS HOTEL LIST

Hanoi – Medallion

Halong – Oriental Sails
Sapa – Sunny Moutain
Hue – Asia
Hoian – ThuyDuong3
Nhatrang – Regalia
Saigon – Le Duy

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4 STARS HOTEL LIST (190 USD/PERS. MORE)

Hanoi – Thang long Opera

Halong – Calypso cruiser
Sapa – Amazing Sapa
Hue – Moonlight
Hoian – Vinh Hung resort
Nhatrang – Green World Hotel
Saigon – Eden Saigon

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