Overview of The Beauty of Vietnam – Vietnam 12 Days tour
Vietnam is a country with a history of thousands of years of growth and development. Starting from Hanoi and exploring attractive destinations along the way such as Ninh Binh, Ha Long, Hue, Hoi An and ending in Ho Chi Minh City, visitors will be overwhelmed by the spectacular beauty of nature and unique cultural features of Vietnam, a special southeast Asian country.
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- Duration: 12 days.
- Max group size: 2 – 8 persons.
- Destination: Ha Noi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Fansipan Mount, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City
- Transportation: A/C car, small sampan boat
- Pickup/ drop off: hotels in the city center
Highlights of The Beauty of Vietnam – Vietnam 12 Days tour
- Cycling/ walking round village
- Pop rice factory
- Local market
- Old French influenced architecture church
- Home meal lunch
- Rowing boat in the small canal
- Milling rice factory
Itinerary of The Beauty of Vietnam – Vietnam 12 Days tour
Arrive in Ha Noi
|Arrive in Hanoi and be welcomed by the guide and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.|
Overnight in Hanoi.
Vietnam Women’s Museum
The trip started with a visit to the Vietnam Women’s Museum, which honours the beauty and the roles of Vietnamese women in the development and renewal of the country.
The Temple of Literature
|The next destination on the journey to discover the Capital is the Temple of Literature. Founded in 1076, this is the first university in Vietnam. Today, this is the place where many students come to pray for good luck before important examinations.|
Have lunch and enjoy Vietnamese traditional dishes at Koto Restaurant near The Temple of Literature
After lunch, it will be time for you to freely explore the Old Quarter, characterized by the streets of traditional handicrafts. You can buy many special souvenirs for your family and friends.
Visiting a typical family in Hanoi
At 18:00, through the bustling rush hour streets and escape into the narrow and quiet lanes.
With the expertise of the guide, discover a hidden staircase that leads to an apartment block built after the liberation. Be welcomed into the home of a friendly local family with 3 generations living under the same roof.
Sip on a cup of tea while listening to the host’s interesting life stories, from being the helper of a herbal medicine practitioner from a very young age to becoming a soldier during the Vietnam War. Take this chance to ask all the questions about life in war-time Vietnam
Stories continue around the table over a traditional dinner prepared by his wife and daughter. After the meal, enjoy green tea to relax and chat more. Family members who return home after a hard-working day offer a great opening to find out about the family’s life today.
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
|Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - The first citadel of Vietnam's feudal state. After passing 200 steps, you will reach the Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang, a place to commemorate the king, built in the 17th century imbued with historical architecture and culture.|
|Enjoy a buffet lunch at Tam Coc Restaurant.|
Tam Coc Caves
|After lunch time, the visitors will take a boat to Tam Coc Caves – known as Ha Long Bay on land with majestic limestone caves. The boat will stop at Ca Grotto, Hai Grotto and Ba Grotto.|
Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel by A/C car then we head to Sapa
Sapa Ancient Church
The first destination in our journey on the 4th day is Sapa Ancient Church which is built by stones linked by the mixture of sand, molasses and lime. Inspired by the French architectural style, the church has the soul and beauty of Catholic Architecture.
Cat Cat Village
Then continue the journey to Cat Cat village, this is an extremely attractive place with immense green rice fields. Here, you will enjoy local dishes prepared by the people themselves
Thac Bac Waterfall
We will continue the journey to Thac Bac Waterfall. You can stop by to admire the beautiful natural scenery here. The majestic appearance of Thac Bac Waterfall with its beautiful white water and surrounding wild forest. In addition, it is located in the middle of a large highway, visitors will find this place wild and unspoiled.
Continue on the pass and you will reach Heaven's Gate, where you can hunt clouds to your heart's content, watching the scenery from above is very beautiful.
Visitors return to the center of Sapa town. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Sapa night-market and choose for yourself and your family some lovely gifts.
Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel by A/C car then head to the cable car station to reach the top of Fansipan.
Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam, and also known as the "Roof of Indochina". Conquer Fansipan peak with cable car and mountain train, then you can take 600 steps to reach Fansipan peak. You will feel extremely interesting when standing on the top of a high mountain, taking in the panoramic view of Sapa valley below.
Son Kim Bao Thang Pagoda
Located near the “Roof of Indochina”, the complex including massive Buddhist architecture works imbued with Vietnamese-style.
Muong Hoa Valley
The next place to visit in the trip is Muong Hoa Valley, one of the most attractive destination in Sapa, especially for traveller that seeking for adventure. Here, you will be amazed by the beauty of nature and cultural identity of ethnic communities.
|Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and head to Quang Ninh.|
Quang Ninh Museum
|The first place on the trip is Quang Ninh Museum, an ideal destination for tourist to learn more about the nature, culture and the lives of local people.|
|After that, we transfer to Tuan Chau Harbour - Ha Long City, to board the yacht. Before we arrive in Ha Long Bay, check in, feel free to enjoy a "welcome drink," and listen to the brief itinerary and safety instructions.|
Sung Sot cave
|Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be overwhelmed by the surrealistic scenery of hundreds of limestone islands and islets.|
Explore Sung Sot cave-one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. So amazing that the French deemed it “Grotte des Surprises”.
Cua Vang floating village
|Find yourself immersed in the tranquility, glamour, temptation of the natural landscape in Cua Vang floating village. Besides, experience the villagers’ daily life and observe the attractive coastal ecosystem.|
Dark and Light caves
|In the afternoon, the journey will continue with the discovery of limestone islands by kayak.|
Depending on the type of kayaks, visitors will have the opportunity to visit different caves, mostly Light Cave and Dark Cave, and then be mesmerized by nature's artistic masterpiece.
Pearl Farm Village
|Stop by Pearl Village to learn firsthand the process of making pearl jewelry.|
At the end of the day, you will have time to immerse yourselves in the cool, clear blue sea.
Tra Bau area
|The cruise anchors at Tra Bau, an untouched and less populated area in Lan Ha Bay. Thanks to that, you will have the opportunity to relax in a private, quiet space.|
|Enjoy a BBQ party on board while admiring the sea at night. Enjoy local dishes, prepared and served by professional staffs. Take part in activities such as singing, dancing, squid fishing, ...|
Start a wonderful day with a delicious breakfast right on the sea, charge your energy for exploring the most well-known Bay in Vietnam.
Trung Trang Valley
The first destination in your second day in Ha Long is Trung Trang Valley, located right in the heart of Cat Ba National Park. This is the largest valley with a depth of 10m to 3m, an area of approximately 300 ha. Trung Trang cave is the cave with the most beautiful natural stalactites formed more than 2000 years ago.
Before checking-out and going back to the mainland, you can join a cooking class with the guidance of a local chef to make a few traditional dishes such as spring rolls.
Boat docks in Ha Long city. The journey continues at the brand-new, unique, and creative place-3D Funny Art Gallery.
Having lunch with special Vietnamese dishes at a restaurant in the city center.
After that, we move to Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi to take a flight to Hue city.
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the center of Hue city. The trip to explore Hue city begins.
Hue Imperial Citadel
The architectural complex of Hue Imperial Citadel was built more than 02 centuries from the Nguyen Dynasty, bringing the beauty of Vietnamese history, culture and architecture in the last years of the feudal regime. Besides, visitors can also learn about the life of Vietnamese under the dynasties of King - Lord.
Leave the Imperial Citadel behind, we have lunch at a restaurant in the city center with Hue specialties.
Thien Mu pagoda
It is situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Huong ‘Perfume’ River. The pagoda has an ancient and sacred beauty on its own.
Khai Dinh Tomb
The next destination is Khai Dinh Tomb - the famous Tomb of the ancient capital, the place to worship the 12th King of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Here, you can visit the extremely elaborate and splendid architecture, which is a delicate combination of East-West culture and architecture.
Dong Ba market
The last stop is Dong Ba market, which is Hue's oldest marketplace. Visitors can shop for souvenirs and enjoy famous dishes in Hue.
Our tour guide picks you up at the hotel. The trip begins with cycling through the vast paddy fields in the peaceful countryside (if you are not interested in cycling, we will pick you up by another transportation).
House of the locals
Visit local people’s houses, visitors have the opportunity to talk and learn about typical rice-farming activities in Vietnam. Especially, you can experience wearing traditional clothes of farmers and practice doing farming activities such as plowing, digging, carrying water to the field, seeding, pulling up young plants of rice, transplanting, seedlings, harvesting, etc.
After those activities, tourists will join with the host in the kitchen to prepare lunch. Gain firsthand experience by making Banh Xeo, a traditional pancake of Vietnam and enjoy rustic meal before turning back to the hotel.
My Son Sanctuary
Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hoi An city and heading to My Son Sanctuary.
You will be in a quiet and prestigious space. We will visit the ancient My Son sanctuary, where the ancient Champa people lived. The works with unique and mysterious architecture still retain their value over the centuries. During the tour, the tour guide will tell you about the origin and mysterious stories of the ancient Chams kingdom. Therefore, you can understand more about the culture and history of this dynasty.
The sanctuary is surrounded by more than 70 sacred temples which are intricately carved. Visitors can take many beautiful and mysterious photos. We will recommend some of the best places to take photos for you.
Performance of the Cham people
We will enjoy the unique cultural performances of the Cham people with unique Shiva dances, Apsara dances and traditional music performances by artisans. If you are an art lover, you will be immersed in that atmosphere.
We have lunch with specialties at My Son Sanctuary. Then we return to Hoi An city center
Our tour guide takes you back to the center of Hoi An city by AC car. You are free to relax for the rest of the night.
Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hoi An city and heading to Ba Na Cable Car.
Ba Na Hill
Known as the “green lungs” of Da Nang, Ba Na Hill is the only place that can bring visitors cool climate, fresh and feel great 4 seasons in one day.
We will visit French Village, Le Jardin D'amour flower garden, Debay Wine Cellar, visit Linh Ung Pagoda. Moreover, tourists will be impressed by Buddha statue 27m high, Grapefruit tree is nearly 100 years old.
The bridge appears as a golden ribbon held by two tables. Giant arms emerge from the hillside which 1,400m above sea level. Tourist experience crossing heaven at the Golden Bridge in the clouds also do not forget to take real "virtual life" images.
For lunch, we have local dishes in a center restaurant and take rest.
Mount Chua Peak
Our tour guide will take you to explore Ba Na natural ecology at Natural Monkey Garden, Mount Chua Peak is 1487m high, the highest peak of Ba Na. Tourists participate in interesting games at the indoor amusement park in the restaurant. Vietnam's largest Fantasy Park : Free-falling tower, dinosaur park, flaming race track...
Having breakfast in the city center and then we transfer to Da Nang airport for the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by the locals.
|A terrace restaurant located at the corner of two of the oldest boulevards of Saigon – Nguyen Hue and Le Loi. Established in the 1930s', SH Garden is a restaurant that reflects the romantic memories of an old Saigon.|
Tourists experience a variety of delicious traditional Vietnamese dishes.
Sai Gon Central Post Office is considered as a symbol of Saigon and one of its most famous landmarks. With its charming colonial architecture and ornate decorations forming the backdrop for newlywed photo-shoots, school trips, and city tours. Moreover, tourists can learn about Vietnam’s history through its remain.
Thien Hau Pagoda
Continue on to Chinatown, Thien Hau pagodas, which is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea, explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with intricate friezes, carved tableaus and impressive incense coils make for some great photos.
Saigon Street Food
Dive into the incredible food crawl in the secret corners of Saigon, one of Vietnam's popular food destinations.
Don't leave the city without trying authentic, delectable servings of banh mi, bò lá lốt (grilled beef wrapped in betel leaves), bánh tráng nướng (grilled rice paper), and chuối nếp nướng (grilled banana wrapped sticky rice cake). Then back to the hotel for resting.
|Tourists witness the beautiful glow of Sai Gon at night at Thu Thiem Tunnel Park. Then you will be free to relax for the rest of the night. Closing this interesting Viet Nam 12-Day Trip with unforgettable memory|
The Beauty of Vietnam – Vietnam 12 Days tour price
- All prices are in US dollars per person;
- Exchange rate: 01 USD = 23.000 VND;
- Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operation;
- Special requests (diet or vegetarian, …) must be submitted prior to your departure date;
- Private tour for a group of 2 persons: charge 20% fee;
- Private tour gor a group of 4 persons: charge 15% fee.
- English speaking guide;
- Private big boat;
- A/C car;
- Small sampan, motorboat;
- Local bike;
- Entrance fee;
- Local Vietnamese authentic lunch meal;
- Bottled drinking water;
- Travel insurance.
CHILD TICKET TERMS
– Free of charge for 01 kid under 5 years old. Parents are requested to pay the incurring costs by themselves;
– Two adults can only accompany 01 child. The second child accompanying will be charged at Child rate.
– Due to weather conditions, fully refund.
– Due to personal reasons from customers, no refund.
– The following charges will be levied on any cancellation if you cancel your trip at any time provided you notify the company in writing:
- 30 days or more before the departure: 50% of deposit
- 15 – 30 days before the departure: 100% of deposit
- 8 -15 days before the departure: 80% of tour cost
- 1 – 07 days before the departure 100% of tour cost
– The tour cancellation time is on working days, excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
The Beauty of Vietnam – Vietnam 12 Days tour
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