Take a boat trip in Tam Coc and visit Hoa Lu – ancient capital of Vietnam
Take a cruise around the limestone islands in Halong Bay
Admire magnificent mountains and learn the culture, people of ethnic minorities in Sapa Town
Experience the local life in Hoi An
Learn about history by discovering Cu Chi Tunnel
Experience the comfortable atmosphere and relaxed pace of life in Mekong Delta, discover the rural areas, learn about farming life, visit fruit gardens/orchards, local works and learn about local life.
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, Our driver will welcome you at airport terminal and transfer you to the hotel in the center. You will check in at the hotel and you will visit the center of the city by your own.
Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Please note that check in time at hotel is 14:00.
Inclusion: Airport pick up service, Accommodation
DAY 2: HOA LU – TAM COC (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
At 08:00 Am: Meet your tour guide at your hotel. We will drive around 2.5 hours to Hoa Lu - the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of the Le and the Dinh Dynasties. You can see the royal citadel where the emperors lived and know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
Then you will have Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine.
Continue to take a boat trip to visit Tam Coc, known as “Halong Bay on land”. You will have a chance to see views of majestic limestone cliffs and three mysterious caves, as well as countryside sights, like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields.
You can join to ride bicycle around countryside roads and villages to see the local farmers and buffaloes working on the rice fields. Get on bus to transfer back to Hanoi, drop you off at hotel. Free and easy in evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
Inclusion: transportation, meals: breakfast and lunch, English Speaking guide, all entrance fees, accommodation.
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
08:00 – 08:30: Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
08:30: Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours.
10:00: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.
12:00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, 12:15 Welcome to cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15:00: You at Tung Gau Area. The airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here. Especially, Tung Gau of Lan Ha Bay is extremely suitable for enjoying kayaking and swiming and then Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village
17.30: Come back to our cruise and relax.
19:30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.
21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the cruise.
Inclusion: Transportation, English Speaking Guide, All entrance fees, Kayaking, Swimming, meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner, accommodation on cruise
DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-) – NIGHT BUS TO SAPA
06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
08:00: Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave
10:00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Boutique cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
11:00: Enjoy the lunch on cruise.
12:00: Rosa Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12:30: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
16:00 – 16:30: Arrive in Hanoi. Free and easy visit Hanoi until at 21:00 our bus will pick you up at hotel, take the night bus to Sapa. Stay overnight on bus.
Inclusion: Transportation, entrance fees, meals: breakfast and lunch, English speaking guide,
DAY 5: TREK TO Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – HOMESTAY (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
At 06:00 Am, our staff will pick you up bus office in Sapa Center. Transfer to our hotel in Sapa. Have a free shower and breakfast at hotel.
09:00 Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, then we start 3km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong - visit local school and local houses then continue 4km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong.
Have picnic lunch on the way.
After lunch, we trek more 4 Km through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. This is a good chance to learn about the local architecture, daily life styles and customs.
Stay overnight at Homestay.
Inclusion: Transportation, meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner, English speaking guide, all entrance fees, accommodation
DAY 6: TREK TO GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – AFTERNOON BUS TO HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
Have breakfast at the Homestay. At 08:00 Am, We will trek on a hilly trail throught Bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai village where you can see the Red dao minority people. You can make a stop at a waterfall for taking the photos or swimming if weather permits. Have soft break at rattan bridge –the oldest rattan bridge in Sapa. Visit some house and continue to go to Su Pan village . Have lunch at the village
In the afternoon, we will ascend to the main road where the bus is awaited for your journey back to Sapa. At 15:30, take the afternoon bus back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 21:00 then drop you off at hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Inclusion: Transportation, English speaking guide, meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, all entrance fees
DAY 7: HA NOI CITY TOUR – NIGHT TRAIN TO HUE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
At 08:00 Am, Our guide will pick you up at hotel and we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. You will then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda in West Lake. It is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. Thereafter, you will visit the Bat Trang pottery village. The visit applies during Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon , after lunch, you will proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. The tour applies on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. You will visit the Temple of Literature or Quoc Tu Giam and Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 1070.
Then we past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters and the beauty of Ngoc Son Temple. Transfer back to hotel. Collect your luggage then we transfer you to the train station, take the night train to Hue. Stay overnight on train.
Inclusion: Transportation, English speaking guide, meals: breakfast and lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation.
DAY 8: HUE - LANG CO BEACH – HAI VAN PASS – MARBLE MOUNTAIN – HUE BY MOTORBIKE (-/LUNCH/-)
Our tour guide and motorbike will await and welcome you at Hue Train station and start our motorbike tour to Hoi An.
This Scenic Coast route is simply the best way to transfer if you only have one day!
Leaving Hue in the morning our first stop is Elephant Springs where you can wade in the rock pools.
Next we stop for photos at Lang Co Beach before traveling over the Hai Van Pass. Hai Van means "Sea of Clouds" and when crossing the top of the Pass you are literally surrounded by clouds on one side with stunning ocean views on the other.
Next we travel through Danang to a stop at the famous China Beach with its fine white sand.
Marble Mountains our final stop are 5 marble outcrops topped with delicate pagodas. Arrive in Hoi An. Check in hotel and stay overnight in Hoi An.
Inclusion: Motorbike, helmet, English speaking driver, meal: lunch, all entrance fees, accommodation
DAY 9: HOI AN COOKING CLASS ( BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
08:00- 08:30am, a trip to the market to purchase some fresh, locally grown herbs. Then, we board our river boat for a relaxing 30 minutes ride to Thuan Tinh Island, which is recognized by Hoi An as an official ecological zone.
To visit the Local Village, we take a row boat ride through the water coconut trees. We then walk through the gardens to visit Ms. Hoa's house to meet her family and snack on grilled rice cakes and iced tea. From there, we head back to our open-air cooking class overlooking the water coconut trees and river. Our chefs will show you how to make Vietnamese food while you enjoy the cool breeze and peaceful setting.
Our chefs have prepared a 4 course cooking class of traditional Vietnamese dishes. They will demonstrate how to prepare them, and then it's your turn-you prepare your own tasty Vietnamese lunch!! We start with a homemade Passion fruit Juice soda to whet your appetite.
Around at 2 Pm: finish and you will be free in afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.
Inclusion: Transportation, all entrance fees, meals: breakfast and lunch, english speaking guide, accommodation, all ingredients for cooking
DAY 10: RICE PLANTING AND FISHING TRIP ( BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
Picking you up at your hotel by mini- van, we will bring you over the countryside where bike are available to ride (If you don't know how to ride bicycles, please use our scooter "XE OM" services and you pay the extra 120,000 VND).
You start the day by cycling to the local farmer in Cam Thanh Ecological village. Here you are greeted by a local host and then you join with them how to grow wet rice with their family.
Starting farming work like plough and raking with buffalo, riding water buffalo, learning how to transplant rice, flooding farm, grinding rice, pounding rice.
After then, Our guide and van will bring down to a local fishing village. You will be boarded on boat .
Joining to go fishing with local fishermen at Phuoc Hai local fishing boat to experience local cast net CHAI.
Continue to visit water coconut palm jungle, enjoying the basket boat and visiting the water coconut palm forest.
Learn how to learn origami such as grasshoppers, flowers, rings, caps, bracelets toys made from water coconut leaves...,
Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest and after then boarding back boat, morning time you will get lunch and afternoon time you will get dinner on boat, and cold beer or soft drink we will bring you back to your hotel. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Inclusion: transportation, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, meals: breakfast and lunch, accommodaton.
DAY 11: HOI AN FREE AND EASY - FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY ( BREAKFAST/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel. Free and easy visit Hoi An until our driver will pick you up at hotel and transfer to airport, fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Another driver will await at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh, transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Inclusion: Transportation, domestic flight Danang – Ho Chi Minh, meal: breakfast, accommodation
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
We will start city tour to visit War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, followed by exploring Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office.
We will have lunch before go to Cu Chi which is located 60 Km from Ho Chi Minh City, to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Return to hotel. Stay ovenight in HCMC.
Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Accommodation.
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH – MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO ( BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
At 08:00 Am, Our guie will pick you up at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and start the trip to My Tho. Upon arrival, boarding the sampan and cruising around four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking in the village paths to contemplate orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and Vietnamese folk music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Be rowed in a small sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business & bee-keeping farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at the local restaurant. Break time.
The afternoon is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meetingthe local people to experience their dailylifein theMekongdelta. Relaxing on hammocks to enjoy the cool breeze is for those do not want to join the cycling trip. Proceed to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Inclusion: transportation, all entrance fees, meals: breakfast, lunch, english speaking guide, accommodation
DAY 14: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MAKRET – HO CHI MINH (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River) then visit to Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of region.
Walking trip to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory.
Visit Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure. Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Inclusion: transportation, meals: breakfast and lunch, English speaking guide, all entrance fees, accommodation.
DAY 15: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST/-/-)
Our driver wiil pick you up at hotel and transfer to airport, fly home or next destination. Tour ends.
Price: 1.065 US$/person
Single Supplement: 382 US$
Accommodation: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho