Hotel 11 day 10 nights package with La Belle Vie Hotel + Hoa Lu Tam Coc + Sapa tour 2D3N + Halong overnight with Alova Cruise + Domestic flight HN- HCM+ Cu Chi Turnels Cao Dai Temple + Mekong Delta day trip + 4 ways airport transfer in Hanoi and HCM
Day 1: Our driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to La Belle Vie hotel – Overnight at La Belle Vie Hotel ( No Meal)
Day 2: After having breakfast, you will join Hoa Lu Tam Coc ( B/L)
7:50 – 8:40: Our modern bus and guide pick up at your address then depart for Ninh Binh province.
10:00: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient citadel of Viet Nam in the 10th century, visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le, our tour guide will tell you the stories of 2 kings and Queen Duong Van Nga, the tragedy in royal family, after that visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple.
Proceed the cycling tour from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc around 8 km along country rivers and rice fields. Arrive at Tam Coc wharf at noon. Have lunch at a local restaurant with direct view to Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc (you have chance to enjoy the delicious goat meat and elderberry – the special dishes in Ninh Binh)
14:00: Get on sampan boat rowed by the locals going among the villages, mountains and rice fields. Pass through 3 caves “Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba”. Then back to wharf to take a rest and get on bus to Hanoi.
18:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Our tour guide say good bye to you at your address.
Hoa Lu Tam Coc One Day Tour is finished.
What to bring:
– Sun glasses, Sun cream
– Camera and film
– Pair of Shoes and short trousers for biking around country road.
– Seating on bamboo boat in 1.5 hours with local rower to visit TamCocCave.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel with modern bus with air-conditioner from Hanoi
2 bottles of water/trip/person
Enthusiastic, experienced driver & English speaking guide
Lunch with Vietnamese foods & entrance and boat fees
Bicycling from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc
Tour excluded: drinks, insurance, tax, tip and others not clearly mentioned above
Day 3: Check out La Belle Vie Hotel and join the night train to Sapa – overnight on train (B)
Day 4: Pick up at Lao Cai station and Join the tour to Cat Cat, Sin chai Villages.( B/L/D)
We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by bus, to take you up to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at.
08:00 am – After breakfast and a morning shower, we will start walking to Cat Cat & Sin Chai villages in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – highest peak in Viet Nam and Indochina. Go through the village of Black H’mong ethnic minority, see people weaving and embroidering their clothes, keep going down enjoy colorful rice terraces and the interesting waterfall. Come back to Sapa about.
12:30 pm – Enjoy your lunch in the hotel. Afternoon will be free time for you to explore Sapa ethnic market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 5: Lao Chai- Ta Van Villages – Hanoi ( B/L)
Enjoy your breakfast then check out of the room, the we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes and trek on a small trails going to Y Linh Ho village (with Black H’mong tribe).
Trek through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village, enjoy delicious lunch in the local house near by MuongHoaRiver, experiencing Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture. Next cross suspension bridges as you walk through Lao Chai village to Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities exhibiting strong Chinese culture. Bus ride returns to Lao Cai station and get night train back to Hanoi
Day 6: Arrival Hanoi station at 5am and relax at La Belle Vie hotel and then join HalongBay overnight with Alova Cruise (L/D)- Not check in Hotel
7h45 – 8h15: Alova Gold Cruise’s bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel & start the 3 hour and a half drive to HalongBay.
12h00 – 12h30: Board Alova Gold Cruise at the Bai Chay port, enjoy welcome drink, crew briefing before checking in cabin. Start cruising and enjoy a Special lunch with Vietnamese Traditional Dishes while the boat slowly slides on romantic waves of the sea to the legendary fishing village
14h00: Spend one hour Kayaking on emerald water of the world heritage
15h00: Set sails to head to the sandy beach where emotional feeling erupts at one of the most splendid water world; you can swim and enjoy the seascapes with photos shooting.
18h00: Return to the vessel for your own leisure at room or on Sun deck, boat anchors at Sung Sot area – the safest place for overnight.
18h30: Attend the Cooking Demonstration together with our Chief.
19h30: Enjoy dinner (designed only on Alova Gold) with Vietnamese typical foods.
21h00: Intermingle with activities on board such as Cuttle fish fishing, games on board, socializing with others. Our bartender serves you the best drink at bar, overnight on boat.
Day 7: Alova Gold Cruise – Halong Bay – Hanoi(B/L)
When the Dawn appears, a new day comes to bring you strange experience!
6h00: Wake up for swimming or photos hunt at dawn
7h30: Have sunrise breakfast in the absolutely quiet lagoon.
8h30: Climb up the mountain to explore one of the most superb & beautiful Sung Sot cave.
9h15: Return to the Vessel, check out and settle the bill, take time to relax while the Vessel is cruising back to BaiChayPort, leave your words in the Memory Book and have lunch
12h30: Say goodbye to Halong bay and take shuttle bus back to Hanoi
16h30: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.
Day 8: Depart, Our Driver will take you back to airport to get flight to Ho Chi Minh. (B)
Arrival Ho Chi Minh, Our driver will pick you up from Tan Son Nhat, transfer you to Gia Vien Hotel or Signature Sai Gon Hotel.Overnight at Gia Vien Hotel or Signature sai Gon hotel.
Feel free to discover Ho Chi Minh by your self.
Day 9: After having Breakfast, you will join Cao Dai Temple – Cu chi Turnels day trip ( B/L)
HCM – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 18.00 )
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of south-east Asia. It is the centre of Cao Dai sm, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Explore this fascinating site and attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. It is an experience not to be missed. After lunch, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi 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. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to SaiGon.- Overnight at hotel
Day 10: After having Breakfast, you will join Mekong Delta day trip ( B/L)
HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit VinhTrang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music“, performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy& observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
Day 11: Depart. Our Driver will take you back to Tan Son Nhat to get your flight back home.( B) Tour finished.
Tour Package include:
+ 03 nights stay at Superior room – La Bell Vie hotel on Day 1+2 + Day 7
+ 01 nights stay at Elysian Sapa hotel
+ Train tickets Ha Noi/Lao Cai return 4 berth cabin
+ 2D1 N Halong Bay overnight with Alova Cruise
+ 03 nights at Gia Vien hotel ,Signature Sai Gon Hotel or Ellios Sai Gon Hotel
+ Full day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple
+ Full day trip to Mekong Delta
+ 02 ways airport transfer in Hanoi
+ 02 ways airport transfer in Ho Chi Minh
+ 01 way of Domestic flight from HN to HCM with Vietnam airline
+ All meals are mentioned in tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
+ Transport as tour program.
+English speaking tour guide.
+All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.