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Vietnam Discovery

Vietnam Discovery

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This program features Northern Vietnam including the Capital of Hanoi. Experience the diversity and unique cultures in this mountainous region. Witness the daily lives and cultural activities of ethnic minority hill tribes. The stunning beauty of stepped rice fields and lush vegetation will leave lasting impressions. Journey to Hoi An historic town. Enjoy the history, culture, and uniqueness that makes this a UNESCO heritage site. The influence of other cultures trading at this important trading town makes Hoi An a fascinating destination.

HANOI – SAPA – DANANG – HOIAN

10 days / 9 nights

Travel styles: Classic and cultural

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Tour Plan

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Day 1/ Arrival Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi airport, welcome by local tour guide and private transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
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Day 2/ Hanoi street food & full day city tour (B,L)
Morning stop at Bach Ma temple and continue walking along the narrow streets to Hang Be market. Taste street foods and learn about "local cuisine culture", such as cha que (sausage with cinnamon), banh cuon (Vietnamese rolling cakes), bun cha (rice noodles served with cha que), nem (deep fried "square-shape" spring rolls) and che (a popular dessert soup with many varieties kinds of beans). Take a rest at a local cafe. Afternoon, continue visiting the Presidential Palace (façade only), One Pillar pagoda, the Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake.
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Day 3/ Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa (B,D)
After breakfast, we take a scenic drive from Hanoi to Lao Cai – Sapa (approximately 5-6 hour drive). We check-in the Victoria homestay and free at leisure. Enjoy the rice terraces with expansive views of the valley and river below. Dinner at homestay. Victoria Homestay / 1 night
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Day 4/ Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B,L)
Breakfast at the homestay and enjoy the fresh atmosphere in the morning. Then we start a trekking tour into Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. The walk is moderate to intermediate descending down into a scenic valley of cascading water crossed by suspension bridges, but well worth the trek to meet with local craftspeople and experience their textile art. Lunch at local restaurant and check-in Victoria Sapa Resort. Afternoon, you will visit Ham Rong Mountain, an attractive area in the center of Sapa. Visitors to Ham Rong may climb up to the San May (Cloud Yard) and enjoy the panoramic view of Sapa Townlet below, also a visit to the orchid gardens with its exquisite flowers. Free at leisure the rest of day. Victoria Sapa Resort/ Superior room for 2nights
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Day 5/ Sapa – Fanxipan Mountain (B,L)
Today we visit Fanxipan Everest, known as “the Roof of Indochina”. We first take a scenic train throughout Muong Hoa Valley to the Fanxipan Station and then get on the cable car (20 minutes) to the top of the mountain for breathtaking views. Back to town for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we take a scenic road to visit O Quy Ho Pass, one of the “Four Greatest Passes” in Vietnam and visit a fish farm on the way back to hotel.
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Day 6/ Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market – Hanoi - Fly to Danang (B,L)
In the morning, drive to Bac Ha Market (120 kms) to visit the amazing Sunday market of local ethnic group – the colorful Flower H’Mong, Dzao, Nung, Phu La. Then driving directly to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for flight to Danang. Arrive in Danang airport, picks up and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An (30-minute driving). Check in the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An
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Day 7/ Tra Que & Cam Thanh Villages by bicycle - Hoi An city tour (B,L)
Optional biking along the countryside roads. Visit an organic vegetable village. Next, experience riding a water buffalo and take a bike (or car) to Cam Thanh village. We will be amazed how is nice the coconut characteristic house and water coconut and bamboo handicraft furniture. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. Have lunch at Tra Que Village. Afternoon, we take a walk to visit Hoi An Ancient Town, one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century and was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.
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Day 8/ Hoi An easy day (B)
Free time is at leisure
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Day 9/ Hoi An easy day (B)
Free time is at leisure
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Day 10/ Hoi An – Da Nang departure (B)
Free time is at leisure until our driver picks you up and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Have a safe trip!
TOUR INCLUDING:
  • Private transportation as in program
  • Accommodation on Double/Twin sharing room with breakfast
  • Meals as indicated in program (excluded drinks)
  • All sight-seeing and boat fees as in program
  • Local English speaking guide as described
  • Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour
  TOUR EXCLUDING:
  • Drinks - private expenses
  • Travel insurance of all types
  • Tips
  • All airfares and visa
  • All types of bank fees for payment
  • Other services not mentioned
   
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