VIETNAM FOUR LANDS ‐ 17 DAYS
The Tour covers the 4 Lands along Vietnam: North, Center, South and Northern Mountain.
Overnight: Hanoi. Transportation: Car.
Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Morning: Political area: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Temple of literature, Fine Art Museum (or other). Break for lunch in a restaurant.
Afternoon: The Center: Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, Old quarter, French quarter (walking or Cyclo tour). West lake area: Quan Thanh Temple, West Lake round trip and some site round the West Lake (or Ethnology museum). Evening: Water puppet show.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, cyclo. Performing: Water puppet.
Day 3: Ha Noi – Ha Long – Hai Phong
Morning 8 am: Depart from Hanoi, it takes 3h30’ drive include a break on the way.
Afternoon 12 pm: Boarding wooden junk, seafood lunch on boat, and cruise for 4h on the Bay passing Dinh Huong, Litter Duck, Fighting Cocks Islands and some floating villages. Visit Thien Cung, Dau Go caves on an Island. Return the wharf and drive for 1.30h to Hai Phong.
Overnight: Hai Phong. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 4: Hai Phong – Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ha Noi
Morning: walk in the City Center of French style, drive southward to Ninh Binh town; stop to visit Pho Minh Tower pagoda on the way. Arrived in Tam Coc, the land called “Dry Ha Long” take the boat rowing trip for 2h on Ngo Dong River though caves, rice field, villages. After lunch continue a short drive to visit Bich Dong pagoda, the second rank of beautiful cave in Vietnam.
Afternoon: Pass the Town to visit Dinh and Le temples in Hoa Lu the ancient Capital of Vietnam. Drive back to Hanoi. After dinner catch the nigh train to Lao Cai.
Overnight: on train. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat, train.
Day 5: Lao Cai Market – Sa Pa
Arrived in Lao Cai early morning, after breakfast in town drive to visit weekly market of colorful dressed mountain hill tribe, continue to Sapa town check in the Hotel. Note: Weekly Markets on Sunday in Bac Ha, Muong Hum; Saturday in Can cau; Tuesday in Coc Ly; Wednesdays in Lung Khau Nhin.
Overnight: Sa Pa. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.
Day 6: Sa Pa
After breakfast drive 8 km to trek in Lao Chai, Ta Van villages. Passing suspension bridge and turn to The Town for lunch. Continue visit Cat Cat, Sin Chai villages on the down hill of the town which facing to Fansipang Vietnam’s highest mountain. Late afternoon drive back to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight: Sa Pa. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, train.
Day 7: Hanoi to Hue by fly
Morning: pick up to Noi Bai Airport fly to Hue Ancient Capital of Vietnam of Nguyen Dynasty. Check in the Hotel.Afternoon: after lunch visit Great Enclosure of Royal Citadel, the complex of Noon Gate, Royal Palace, Temples build in 1802. Continue to Tu Duc King’s Tomb.
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.
Day 8: Hue Unesco World Heritage
Morning: boat trip on the Perfume River go up stream visit Thien Mu Pagoda, further boat cruise and walking through a village to Gia Long King’s Tomb. Back to the city for lunch. Afternoon: Drive to visit Royal Arena, Thanh Toan covered Bridge, Royal antique museum (or War museum).
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Drive along the sea coast southward, climb up on the Cloudy Pass, some stops on the way for taking pictures, pass Da Nang City and visit Champa Sculpture Museum. Arrived in Hoi An, check in Hotel and Lunch break.
Afternoon: Walking in the Unesco World Heritage of Hoi An ancient Street, visit Japanese Bridge, Old house, Chinese Congress Hall, Museum. Free for night walk in the street of thousands lanterns reflecting on the water of Hoai River.
Overnight: Hoi An. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.
Day 10: Hoi An – My Son
Early morning drive 1h to My Son, Unesco World Heritage, and the Hinduism Sanctuary of Champa kingdom built from VII to XIII centuries. The complex of brick towers, decorated with statues, sculptures divided in many groups and located in the mysterious forest look up to Cat Tooth Holly Mountain. Lunch break. Drive back and take the boat cruise to visit Cam Kim, Thanh Ha handicraft villages. Back to Hoi An by boat.
Overnight: Hoi An. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 11: Da Nang – Nha Trang by train
Morning: free in the old town and the Cua Dai beach. At noon, catch the train to Nha Trang City, arrived in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Nha Trang. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, train.
Day 12: Nha Trang beaches relax
Boat trip to Tam, Mun islands for swim and snorkeling. Having lunch on the floating restaurant and visit fish sauces manufacture workshop. Back to the shore and visit Marine Institute.
Overnight: Nha Trang. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 13: Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City by fly
Morning: visit Ponaga Cham tower, Long Son Pagoda. Free until fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City tour
Morning: Tours in district 1, visit War Remnant Museum, Reunification Palace, Post office, Notre dam Cathedral, then pass by People Committee Hall and walk around BenThanh market. Lunch break.
Afternoon: Visit Giac Lam Pagoda, China Town in district 5 and Binh Tay market.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.
Day 15: Cu Chi – Can Tho
Morning: visit Cu Chi tunnel, a famous underground guerilla base during Vietnam War in the suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City.
Afternoon: Drive 170km to Can Tho, continue to Bang Lang bird Garden in the sunset to watch the bird when they come home. Stay overnight in Can Tho.
Overnight: Can Tho. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.
Day 16: Can Tho, floating market – Ho Chi Minh City
Early morning take the boat trip to Cai Rang floating market busy of boats buy and sell fruits, visit some riverside villages, fruit garden and turn to the City. Drive back on the way visit Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho, Dong Tam snake farm. Back in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.
Day 17: Fly out