13 days from
INCLUDING FLIGHTS FROM MADRID OR BARCELONA. PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANCE BY COUNTRY OR CITY OF DEPARTURE
Accommodation category 4 & 5 *
Day 1 DEPARTURE CITY – HANOI
Departure according to flights scheduled to Hanoi via another European city. Overnight on board.
Day 2 HANOI – TRAIN TO LAO CAI
Arrival at Hanoi airport and transfer to the hotel (1hour) for a day use room (12.00-18.00hrs). Free time and dinner at your disposal. Later we will be transferred to Hanoi train station to get night train to Laocai (approx. To 22 hrours). Shared accommodation for 4 people in the train cabin.
Day 3 LAO CAI – SAPA
On arrival to Lao Cai we will have a breakfast at a local restaurant. After that we will go to Ham Rong Mountain where we will have a panoramic view of Sapa. Then we will go to Sapa. There we will have lunch at a local restaurant. Free time and accommodation stay.
Day 4 SAPA – ALDEAS – LAO CAI
After breakfast we will go to visit Suoi Ho- There we will see a beautiful scenery of the valley Ma Tra with its impressive rice fields. Also there we will see the farmers of the H’Mong ethnic group working in the fields, children playing, etc. After lunch in Sapa we will be transferred to Lao Cai. Arrival & free time to have dinner at your disposal. After dinner we will go to the train station to take the train to Hanoi. Shared accommodation for 4 people in the train cabin. Overnight on board.
Day 5 HANOI VISIT
Arrival in Hanoi early morning and transfer to the hotel in Hanoi. Then we will do check in & we will have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will visits Hanoi. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. It was French colonial architecture and has peaceful lakes and oriental temples. The tour will include the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh (outside visit), the house of Ho Chi Minh, the Governor’s Palace (outside visit), the One Pillar Pagoda and The Literature Temple. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will go to the prison museum Hoa Lo, better known as “Hilton” by hundreds of American prisoners who were imprisoned from 54 to 73. Later we will visit Ngoc Son Temple. After that we will attend a traditional Water Puppet show. Return to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 6 HANOI -HALONG
After breakfast, we will go to Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, our journey goes through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of the rice fields, water buffalo, it is an example of rural life and traditional Vietnam. After taht we will go to Halong to be on board on a traditional wooden boat “junco”. Lunch on board. After lunch, we will go for sailing to discover many islands of the Bay as Turtle, the Dog, Head of Man, etc. Free afternoon to relax on the deck or if the weather permits we can enjoy a swim in the emerald green waters of the Bay. Dinner and overnight on board.
Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Day 7 HALONG – HANOI – DANANG- HOI AN
On 10.30-11.00hrs, we will disembark and begin the road back to Hanoi airport for our flight to Danang. On arrival to Danang, we will be transferred to Hoi An (approx 30 min.) And accommodation at the hotel.
Note: On the way to Hanoi Halong we will depend on the schedule flight to Danang and if time permits, we can visit the Buddhist Pagoda Con Son Nguyen Trai.
Day 8 HOI AN
After breakfast, we will visit the city of Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed. There we will walk through the center of the old town to visit the traditional homes of merchants and the Chinese temple Phuc Kien. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9 HOI AN- HUE
After breakfast we will be transferred by road to Hue, the ancient Vietnamese imperial capital. On the way going, we will visit Cham Museum. Upon arrival to Hue, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and we will be transferred to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we will visit the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Emperor. Return to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 10 HUE – HO CHI MINH
After breakfast, we will go for a boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and we will visit Thien Mu pagoda. There we will see the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and the Royal Museum. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After that we will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh, we will be transferred to the hotel. Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 11 HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH
After breakfast at the hotel we will go to the spectacular Mekong Delta. The delta is about two hours drive. On arrival to Ben Tre, we will have a boat to take us through the narrow canals. Later we can enjoy many of these local products such as exotic and native fruit grown in the orchards of the Delta and coconut candies, made in family factories. After that we will go for a ride in a car called “Xe Loi” – it is the typical type of vehicle in the area. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival we will go for a tour to Ho Chi Minh. There we will stop and will visit the Reunification Palace (outside visit), North Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 12 HO CHI MINH- HOME
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day until the scheduled time Or we can go for an optional half day tour to CU CHI TUNNELS (Tour without lunch). Tour is recommended for customers who depart from Ho Chi Minh. After that we will be transferred to the airport to take the flight back home.
Day 13 HOME
Arrival home & end our services.