Alluring Vietnam Holiday

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Red Crane Travel - Hanoi
Price from :  $1239

Style : Vietnam holidays
Duration : 16 days/15 nights
Tour Route : Hanoi - Sapa - Halong - Hue - Danag - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh - Can tho - Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh

With only 16 days, you will discover the truly beauty of Vietnam. After one day in Hanoi city with ancient houses beneath tree shady roads, smooth green lakes, lovely parks and museums, the trip offers you the feeling of adventure by trekking to a few ethnic minority hill tribes in Sapa, on the way seeing sculptured, emerald-green rice terraces.

From the mountain to mystical sea in Halong Bay, there are no words to describe the real beauty of World Heritage Site. You will really feel relax and convenient on board, all worry of daily life seems to be left behind. 

In Hue, home to pagodas, temples, places and royal tombs make you re-live in the imperial atmosphere of the Nguyen Dynasty. The next destination in Hoi An, you can see the architecture mixture of Chinese, Japanese and European influences and enjoy the peaceful life of riverside town, especially join in a cooking class to cook traditional specialties by yourself.

Fly to the sleepless city, Ho Chi Minh show off dynamic and bustle. The following days with welcoming introduction to life along the Mekong River, you discover quaint riverside towns, sample fruits bartered in the colorful floating markets and visit to local orchards, flower markets. 

Spending 2 days on beautiful Phu Quoc Island, a splendid tropical getaway set with beautiful white-sand beaches and quaint fishing villages will be a perfect conclusion for this wonderful tour.

 

Highlights:

-          Discovering Hanoi city with old ancient houses beneath tree shady roads, smooth green lakes, lovely parks and museums

-          Enjoying trekking to a few ethnic minority hill tribes in Sapa to learn more about the daily life of Vietnamese ethnic people.

-           Admiring the mystical Halong Bay, the World Heritage Site by UNESCO

-          Seeing the architecture mixture of Chinese, Japanese & European influences in Hoi An ancient town

-          Joining in a cooking classic Hoi An to cook traditional specialties by yourself

-          Discovering quaint riverside towns, sample fruits bartered in the colorful floating markets in mighty Mekong Delta.

-          Spending 2 days on beautiful Phu Quoc Island, a splendid tropical getaway set with beautiful white-sand beaches and quaint fishing villages

Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival from Australia

Arrive at Noi Bai Airport, you are warmly welcomed and transferred to the hotel in centre of Hanoi capital. Check-in and have a rest. In the evening, enjoy the unguided walk around the Old Quarters and the Water Puppet Show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art which originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi Church Boutique.

 

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today we enjoy a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, some 3 kms from the Hotel. This famous site contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, of which the origin dates back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam. Have lunch at the KOTO restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology, the most interesting museum in Vietnam, showing the diverse cultures of 54 ethnic groups in the country. This place provides brief information to all ethnic groups in Vietnam. In the late afternoon, catch the train to Lao Cai City, some 30 kms from Sapa town. Overnight on train.

 

Day 3 : Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat Village (Breakfast, Lunch)

Sapa is famous not only for its beautiful and magnificent scenery but also for its cultural diversity. Cat Cat village is about 1 km from Sapa town. It's located at the bottom of the Muong Hoa Valley and near the stunning Cat Cat Waterfall. This is a century -old village of H'Mong ethnic groups who have kept their unique customs and practices for generations. We pick you up from the train station and transfer to Sapa Holiday View hotel. Check in the hotel and have breakfast. After that, our guide will take you to Cat Cat village. In the village, get to know the way H’Mong villagers make their own clothes, grow rice and corn and make a living. This is an easy walk through some rice patties, suspension bridges and beautiful scenery. Free in the evening and overnight in Sapa Holiday View hotel.

 

Day 4: Lao Chai & Ta Van Village – Train back to Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast at the hotel, then embark on a lovely walk that will take us along small paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Stop for a picnic lunch on the way at a family in Ta Van village. Meet with friendly locals and get to know the art of making batik and local weaving villages - study textile tradition of craft women of Black H'mong and Red Dzao. In the afternoon, hike back to Sapa to prepare for train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

 

Day 5 : Hanoi – Halong Junk Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Halong Bay brings tourists a feeling of being lost in a legendary world of stone islands of which shapes will change depending on the angle and the light. On 12th December 2000 it was the second time Ha Long Bay was voted a world natural heritage for its geological value at the 24th meeting of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in Cairns, Australia. Take a four hour drive to Halong Bay before boarding on our cruise boat. We will cruise through remarkable limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. While on board we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch. When the sun comes down we drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island.  Overnight on junk

 

Day 6 : Halong Junk Cruise – Flight to Hue (Breakfast, Lunch)

Rising to the tranquil beauty of the Bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea. Have breakfast before continuing to move around the bay to find more secluded areas. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a journey to Hanoi. Have a shower and dinner on your own before transferring to Noi Bai airport for a short flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, pick up & transfer to hotel in Hue. Overnight in Hue Queen Hotel. 

 

Day 7 : Hue Imperial City (Breakfast, Lunch)

Hue has two World Heritages to offer to tourists, the elegant (or royal court) music and complex of monuments. The beautiful natural sceneries are not too magnificent and boasting but are gentle and romantic. After having breakfast, our tour starts with a visit to Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. Then, sit on the boat cruising on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site: Thien Mu Pagoda. We continue to explore enchanting mausoleum of emperors Khai Dinh or Tu Duc – the famous emperors of the Nguyen dynasty. Overnight in Hue Queen Hotel. 

 

Day 8 : Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, we take a three hour drive to another World Heritage site, Hoi An ancient city. Along the way through we will stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments. We continue driving through Da Nang city, a booming real estate market and a trading port. We reach the ancient and historic town of Hoi An which was for three centuries one of the most important ports in Central Vietnam, visited by sailing ships from all over the world seeking trade in silk, ceramics, spice etc. In the afternoon we visit Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky Old hose, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Cham Museum and Chinese Assembly Hall. Then get back for a great swim in Cua Dai beach. The beach is clean, shallow and often calm. Enjoy seafood and local delicacies by the beach or in a restaurant. In the evening we explore this ancient city on foot or on rickshaw. Overnight in Hoi An Glory and Spa.

 

Day 9 : Hoi An – Cooking Class (Breakfast, Lunch)

Walk to the meeting point at the Red Bridge Restaurant & Cooking School. Enjoy Vietnamese coffee and listen to the course information. After walking about 10 minutes to Tra Que Organic Village, travel through the market gardens where local people work on their fields by using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago - no electrical machinery here. We will go to Hoi An’s colorful local market, always a hive of activity and discover the interesting sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have a chance to talk with local sellers and buy some of the ingredients to be used in our cooking lesson later. After boarding the Red Bridge boat for a relaxing cruise about 25 minutes along Thu Bon River to Cooking School, admire vivid river life and breathtaking scenery. Up on arrival, the course lasts in about 2 hours, includes brief introductions, instruction and demonstration by the main chefs as well as your practical moment. We will have our lunch here, eating the delicious foods that were just cooked. Overnight in Hoi An Glory and Spa.

 

Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, we check out and have a day trip to the ancient ruins at My Son Holy land, a unique beautiful sanctuary of the ancient Cham religion. This World Heritage site is day by day attracting thousands of tourists elsewhere. Have lunch before we transfer to Da Nang airport to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel and free at the leisure to explore the City in the evening. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Eden Saigon Hotel. 

 

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho (Breakfast, Lunch)

After having breakfast, we will head to Can Tho city known as a sparkling diamond of the Mekong Delta. Have lunch en route. In the afternoon, we will sail off to visit Cai Be Floating Market to get a glimpse of the floating life. And then, stop at Binh Hoa Phuoc Island which owns fertile soil, fresh water and fruit trees. You can walk among the trees, relax in hammocks, and enjoy all kinds of delicious tropical fruits. Stay overnight in Can Tho.

 

Day 12: Can Tho - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc Island (Breakfast, Lunch)

In the morning, we will drive you to Rach Gia - a booming town on the Gulf of Thailand. Your family will have chance to explore civilization and experience unique culture of this area. We will stop to visit Rach Gia Museum and Oc-Eo artifacts and pottery area. Try playing in soil to model different shapes through the guidance of the host. Have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will take a ferry to Phu Quoc Island. Check in upon arrival. Have free time at leisure. Stay overnight in Phu Quoc Island.

 

Day 13&14 - Phu Quoc Island (Breakfast)

No organized tour. The beach vacation on Phu Quoc Island offers time for relaxation on the beach, self exploration of its rain forests, and getting to know local life on the largest island of Vietnam. Have a sun bath, relax on the stunning beach or enjoy a great swim with a massage right on the beach will bring your family members unforgettable memories. Phu Quoc Island is new and developing, so there are many opportunities for you to discover this new area. Take a boat trip to the South of the Island, where the coral is pristine and the scattering of small islands at the bottom of Phu Quoc is home to a rich variety of marine bio-diversity.  Overnight in Phu Quoc hotel.

 

Day 15 - Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

No organized tour. Today we are free at leisure for last minute shopping then check-out. Waving goodbye to the pretty beach of Phu Quoc Island, we will fly back to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in upon arrival. Free time at leisure.  Stay overnight in Eden Saigon Hotel.

 

Day 16 - Ho Chi Minh City – Australia (Breakfast, Lunch)

Saigon is bustling in every aspect of life: economic, culture, historical and demographic! The last day of this tour begins by visiting the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting the Vietnam War. We will stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam. Free to go shopping in the afternoon before being transferred to the airport for the flight home.

 

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Indicative price: From 1239 USD/person. 

 

Tour price has included:

Accommodation with daily breakfast
Air-con transportation
Private English Speaking Guides
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All domestic flights + any train tickets
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Excursion boats and cruise boats
Service Charge & Government Taxes

 

Note

Prices vary frequently and significantly, depending on market factors, our specific discounts, your group size, hotel classes, full or half board basis, touring itinerary, and timing. So enquire now to get an instant cost estimate! 

 

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General price policy: 

Tour prices get cheaper and cheaper as group size gets bigger and bigger. More people traveling together will reduce the prices

Staying in three starred hotels will reduce tour prices significantly, as accommodation accounts for a big share of total costs. We generally use hotels from three stars upwards.

Meals can be selected based on bread& breakfast; half board or full board. It is quite cheaper if you let us take care of your meals. However you can take a half board basis to experience the cuisine yourself.

The more sights you visit, the more tickets are bought and the more miles are run.

Selecting to travel in high seasons is generally 15-25% more expensive than in low seasons. However if you book a tour well in advance you will get rid of the risk

 

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