Mekong Delta Travel
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21D WHOLE VIETNAM EXPLORE  NEW
21DAYS/20NIGHTS (MDT/EVN)
 
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
Arrive to Hanoi famous for the name of the mythical ascending dragon, unique city of Vietnam.
Welcome by our DRIVER at the airport (we will holding pick up sign under your name), transfer to down town for hotel check in.
Free at leisure at hotel.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at selected hotel, Hanoi.

 
 
Day 2: Hanoi – Citytour – Laocai – Overnight on train (B)
Having breakfast at hotel.
08.30: Our ENGLISH speaking tour guide meet you at lobby hotel, then ready for starting city tour, visit: President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda that looks like a lotus flower; the mythical Sword Lake. Walk into Ngoc Son Temple before driving to the Temple of Literature.
Walk-in to old quarter streets for shopping with specialty of Hanoi, silk, coffee.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Free at leisure until transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for catching the night train KING EXPRESS to Laocai (our Tour Guide will say bye to you after you reached to the train. And the other tour guide in Laocai will welcome you the next following morning).
Spending the night on train on BUSINESS private cabin (2 persons/ a cabin, soft-sleep berths with air-con).
Wake up the following morning in Lao Cai.

 
 
Day 3: Laocai – Bac Ha colorful ethnic market – Sapa (B)
In early morning arrival to Laocai around 5.00am.
Laocai is bordering of China in the far Northwest, is the place to see some of Vietnam’s colourful hill tribes, in particular H’mong and Dao. Our Driver & Tour Guide pick group up at the Laocai Sation then transfer for having breakfast at restaurant nearby the station, wash-up and change clothes. Then continue the road through rural area to visit Bac Ha ethnic market. Bac Ha Market which only opens on every Sunday (if schedule not on Sunday, we will then replace by the alternative program today). A slow walk to Bac Ha Market. Here you would find this big market filled with many different hill-tribe people in their colourful traditional costumes. This is a colourful market in the north of Vietnam. At Bac Ha Market, you will be able to find trading of animals like buffaloes, horses and also stalls of local hill-tribes clothings, food and local artifacts, etc…
After then short trek to Pho village for visiting, then stop at H’mong King’s house - Mr. Hoang A Tuong for visiting, this house built on year 1918.
Then return to Sapa for a short rest before taking your dinner in Sapa Town.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at selected hotel, Sapa.

 
 
Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat & Ta Fin ethnic villages – Sapa (B)
Having breakfast at hotel.
All day visit some of nearby hill tribe villages: Ta Fin and Cat Cat ethnic villages.
At the end of the week we can see the H’mong, Dao and other ethnic minorities trek into town from the surrounding countryside to trade goods at the weekend markets in Sapa. There, they sell silver jeweler, traditional embroidered fabrics and authentic articles of hill tribe clothing at the markets.
After then back to hotel for rest. Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Free at night for your discover night Sapa market.
Overnight at selected hotel, Sapa.

 
 
Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai & Ta Van Hill Tribe villages – Laocai – On Train (B)
Having breakfast at hotel.
Our local guide and driver met you at lobby hotel then ccontinues your program by visiting the hill tribe villages: Lao Chai & Ta Van. You have chance to make a short trek around the village and communicate with people at Giay minority visit their house.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
At leisure until transfer to Laocai station for catching the night train back to Hanoi.
Free at leisure until transfer to Laocai Station for catching the night train KING EXPRESS to Ha Noi (our Tour Guide will say bye to you after you reached to the train. And the other tour guide in Ha Noi will welcome you the next following morning).
Spending the night on train on BUSINESS private cabin (2 persons/ a cabin, soft-sleep berths with air-con).
Wake up the following morning in Ha Noi.

 
 
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on traditional Junk BAITHO (BLD)
Early morning arrive to Hanoi Railway Station (around 05.30am).
Meet our Tour Guide & Driver at the station, then transfer to having breakfast at hotel, take a short rest & changing clothes (we offer room at hotel in town Hanoi for you to changing clothes & take a short rest, relax and breakfast).
After breakfast at hotel, leave Hanoi by vehicle (250km = 4hrs drive) for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields.
Arrive in Halong and board the luxury junk, check-in registration.
Having lunch on board cruise/junk. A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Sung Sot Grotto with its great views. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at Titov beach. Watch the sun set over the bay while enjoying a delicious dinner. Fishing with seine (is available if request).
Spending a night on Junk BAI THO.

 
 
Day 7: Halong – Hanoi (BLD)
Enjoy fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising pass by to see Man’s head island, Tortoise island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad island, Bai Tho mountain.
Cruising back to Halong city
And having wonderful fresh seafoods lunch on board.
11.00: Our Tour Guide & Driver pick you up at the pier, then transfer back to Hanoi, stop-over at the hand-made pottery villages for visiting (as an option).
Arrive to Hanoi in late afternoon, then check-in the hotel. Take a short rest, relax and shower.
Evening: enjoy the famous water puppet show.
After show, then enjoy dinner at charming restaurant in Hanoi. After dinner, back to hotel for rest.
Overnight at selected hotel, Hanoi.

 
 
Day 8: Hanoi – Free & Easy Day – NO SERVICES – NO GUIDE (B)
Having breakfast at hotel.
Free at leisure for your own explore or rest in Hanoi.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at selected hotel, Hanoi.

 
 
Day 9: Hanoi - Hue (By Vietnam Airline or Jetstar Pacific) – Cyclo riding – Boat trip on Perfume River (BD)
Having breakfast at hotel.
At leisure time until transfer to airport with our DRIVER only for taking a short flight to Hue, was the last imperial capital of Vietnam from 1524 to 1945 and has recently been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Arrive to Hue, meet our Tour Guide at the airport then transfer to hotel for check-in (if room available upon arrival).
After then take a cyclo riding from hotel to boat pier for taking boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda which built on hillock overlook Perfume River, is one of the most famous structures in all of Vietnam.
Finished boat trip, then by vehicle continue your program by visiting Dong Ba market.
Lunch by your own.
Enjoy dinner at charming Royal Court Restaurant with traditional Hue’s foods. After dinner, back to hotel for rest and leisure .
Overnight at selected hotel, Hue.

 
 
Day 10: Hue – City tour – Imperial Citadel (BL)
Having breakfast at hotel.
Then continue your day with City tour Hue and visit: the Imperial Citadel & the Royal Tombs of Khai Dinh. The Hillside tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh, who ruled from 1916 to 1925, is perhaps symptomatic of the decline of Vietnamese culture during the colonial era. The grandiose concrete structure is completely unlike Hue’s other tombs, being a synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. The interior of this Royal Tomb is decorated with colourful bits of broken porcelain and glass embedded in cement.
Enjoy lunch at charming restaurant.
Free at night for your own dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel, Hue.

 
 
Day 11: Hue – Danang – Hoian (BD)
Having breakfast at hotel.
Leave Hue to Danang by passing the Hai Van Pass, stop-over on the top for short rest and overlooking Lang Co Lagoon.
Arrive to Danang, visit Marble Mountain and Cham Museum.
Then drive straight to Hoian ancient town. Check-in the hotel on arrival. Explore yourselves in ancient town with all the picturesque centre of town with its restored 18th century merchants’ houses. Hoi An also boasts some of the best silk shops, art galleries and handicraft shops in Vietnam as well as dozens of excellent restaurants serving the delicious local specialties. Discovery “Hoi An ancient night – usually open on full moon night” with a high light of the tour around small streets bordered by ancient houses, gorgeous temples and an old bridge.
Lunch by your own.
Enjoy dinner at charming restaurant with typical Vietnamese dishes & Hoian’s dishes.
Free for your own shopping or walk-in to town for exploring after dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel/ home-stay, Hoian.

 
 
Day 12: Hoian – Free & Easy Day – NO SERVICES – NO GUIDE (B)
Having breakfast at hotel.
Free at leisure for your own explore or rest in Hanoi.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at selected hotel, Hoian.

 
 
Day 13: Hoian – Free & Easy Day – NO SERVICES – NO GUIDE (B)
Having breakfast at hotel.
Free at leisure for your own explore or rest in Hanoi.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at selected hotel/ home-stay, Hoian.

 
 
Day 14: Hoian – Danang - Saigon (By Vietnam Airline or Jetstar Pacific) – Cu Chi Tunnels (BLD)
Having breakfast at hotel.
Free at leisure until transfer to Danang airport for the short internal flight to Saigon.
Reached to Saigon airport, Welcome by ENGLISH speaking Tour Guide at the airport and proceed direct to CU CHI are for having lunch. Reach to the restaurant, then enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, transfer to visit Cu Chi. The Tunnels of Cu Chi were built over a period of 25 years, which began some time in the later 1940s. It became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area only 30km to 40km from Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel network, parts of which were several storey deep, including innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Experience yourself by crawling through the network of narrow tunnels dug during the period of Vietnam War.
After then return to Saigon. Check-in the hotel and take a rest until transfer to enjoy dinner at restaurant.

After dinner, you will be transferred back to Hotel for your own relax. Overnight at selected hotel, Saigon.

 
 
Day 15: Saigon – Caibe – Homestay at BA DUC House in Mekong Delta (BD)
Having breakfast at the hotel
After then take an excursion to Caibe, one of quiet province in Mekong area (2hrs drive far from Saigon).
Arrive to Caibe, proceed for Home Stay check-in BA DUC house – it is one of an ancient mandarin houses in Mekong area. Take a short rest to balance your health.
Rest of the day will be at leisure for you to explore this town on own or we are able to make the following arrangement:-
Visit local school at the village (as an option)
One hour cycling tour to discover local life around the village. Villages here are kind, friendly and treat all foreign visitors like their family. You will have opportunity to visit their home to learn more about their daily life, which is most probably once in your life time. It is so interesting to see traditional house made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish, pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta….Then have a chance to try snake wine and the others while enjoying seasonal fruit
Back to your home stay. The family will be your host for this evening and tell you more about the typical life in the Mekong region. Get into the kitchen for part of the cooking lesson if you wish. Join dinner with the locals
After dinner, enjoy a traditional musical show ~~ Tai Tu, which will be perform by the locals in a quiet Bonsai Garden while hot green tea will be served by your hosts
Overnight at local house (Home Stay) at BA DUC House (room with air-con, nice room, double bed)

 
 
Day 16: Cai Be – Floating market – Local home factories visit – Homestay at BADUC house (BD)
07.30: Enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast with local & simple dishes for your experiences: steamed sweet potatoes, sticky rice, noodle soup, and other dishes.
08.00: After breakfast, you start walking on a small trail along the river to see the daily life of the locals, and visit the village market which is just held early in the morning for the farmers to buy things for the day. The market is also a place where you can interact with and take photo of the locals.
08.30: Then transfer to the pier boat in Caibe for taking a boat tour to visit Cai Be colourful floating market, and passing by Cai Be beautiful church.
09.00: Then get on board the boat trip, we will proceed by the visit of some local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, longans drying processing, fish sauce & soya sauce, salt making factory, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage proof....
09.30: The next attraction is taking a rowing sampan deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and enjoying the peaceful time.
10.00: And one more stop for visit one of local farm house, short rest and relax on the hammock and enjoy Tai Tu music show, be performed by the locals.
10.30: Then sampan drop at the boat pier, we back to the boat cruising to Binh Hoa Phuoc island in Vinhlong province (about 20 – 25 mins). We will stop for visiting brick making factory.
11.30: Boat drops you at the pier in Vinhlong, then walk-in to visit Vinhlong market.
12.00: After then, take a boat trip back Binh Hoa Phuoc Island for having lunch at Mr 8 HO house.
13.00: After lunch visit orchard & garden at 8 HO house.
13.30: Biking around the island (as an option if request).
After then, boat back to Caibe and drop clients at BA DUC house.
Rest & relax by your own at BA DUC house or chat with local family.
Enjoy dinner at BA DUC house.
Overnight at local house (Home Stay) at BA DUC House (room with air-con, nice room, double bed).

 
 
Day 17: Cai Be – Saigon – BINH QUOI 2 village stay (B)
07.30: Enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast with local & simple dishes for your experiences: steamed sweet potatoes, sticky rice, noodle soup, and other dishes.
Rest & relax at home-stay until check-out (you can check-out anytime, just let our tour guide know, we will then arrange car return to Saigon).
Check-out, then return to Saigon.
Arrive to Saigon, transfer to Binh Quoi village for check-in.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at BINH QUOI 2 village (1st Class room with air-con, river view, double bed).

 
Day 18: BINH QUOI 2 village – Free & Easy Day (B)
Enjoy a breakfast at restaurant in Binh Quoi Village (01 bow of noodle soup or fried egg with break with 01 soft drink or 01 coffee/ coffee with milk).
Rest, relax at Binh Quoi 2 village.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at BINH QUOI 2 village (1st Class room with air-con, river view, double bed).

 
 
Day 19: BINH QUOI – SAIGON – Free & Easy Day (B)
Enjoy a breakfast at restaurant in Binh Quoi Village (01 bow of noodle soup or fried egg with break with 01 soft drink or 01 coffee/ coffee with milk).
Rest, relax at Binh Quoi 2 village until check-out.
12.00: Check-out, then our Driver & English speaking staff will meet & pick you up at Binh Quoi 2 Village for return to Saigon.
Check-in the hotel. Your own explore Saigon or your own time for shopping at Ben Thanh market, Saigon Square 1,2 or shopping malls around your hotel.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at selected hotel, Saigon.

 
 
Day 20: Saigon – Free & Easy Day (B)
Having Breakfast at hotel.
Free Day for your own relaxation or try one of traditional massage retreatment with hot-stone & herbal steam-bath and sauna.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.
Overnight at selected hotel, Saigon.

 
Day 21: Saigon – Departure (B)
Having Breakfast at hotel.
Downtown shopping (embroideries, lacquerware, wood - carving …. ) or at leisure before check-out.
Transfer to airport with our DRIVER only for flight departure. End of trip.

 

 

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