21 days Trip

Itinerary in brief :

Day 01. HA NOI – Arrival
Day 02. HA NOI
Day 03. HA NOI – NGHIA LO –  200km
Day  04. NGHIA LO - TU LE – NGA BA KIM – LA PAN TAN - MU CANG CHAI
Day 05. MU CANG CHAI – CHE CU NHA - TU LE - HA NOI
Day 06. HANOI – NOM, BAT TRANG VILLAGE – HANOI
Day 07. HANOI – NINH BINH – DONG DINH – TRANG AN
Day  08.  NINH BINH– HAÏPHONG –CAT BA      ISLAND
Day 09 : HA LONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY
Day 10. LAN HA BAY – CAT BA - HANOI
Day 11. HANOI –HUÉ
Day 12 : HUE
Day 13. HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN
Day 14. HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN
Day 15. HOI AN
Day 16. HOI AN – DA NANG – SAIGON
Day 17 : SAIGON
Day 18 : SAI GON –BEN TRE – MO CAY
Day 19 : MO CAY – CAI MON – CAN THO
Day 20 : CAN THO - SAIGON
Day 21. SAI GON – DEPARTURE

Itinerary :

Day 01. HA NOI – Arrival   
Included
: airport transfert, accommodation

Arrival in Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. Welcome by our driver, without guide then transfer to our homestay or hotel. Free time to discovery Hanoi by yourself. Overnight at our homestay  or hotel

Day 02. HA NOI   
Included
: breakfast, lunch, car, guide, entrance ticket, water Puppet Performance ticket, accomodation

08h00: Visit Ba Dinh square: Governor’s palace, Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum (except Monday and Friday) and his stilted house, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Lunch at local restaurant. Then visit one of the Museum:  Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday) or Vietnamese women museum or vietnam military history museum or museum of Vietnamese revolution (choose at last minute). In the late afternoon, you will enjoy the Water Puppet Performance.
Overnight at our homestay  or hotel.

Day 03. HA NOI – NGHIA LO –  200km   
Included:
Lunch, dinner, car,guide, entrance ticket, accomodation in homestay

08h00 : We then take Route 32 and enter a scenery of higher and higher hills covered with tea plantations. Passage of the Khé Pass and we arrive at the end of the day in the small Thai city of Nghia Lô,  the largest valley of North Vietnam after the Dien Bien Phu one.
Diner and overnight in a beautiful Thai homestay at Muong Lo

Day  04. NGHIA LO - TU LE – NGA BA KIM – LA PAN TAN - MU CANG CHAI   
Included
: breakfast, Lunch, dinner, car,guide, entrance ticket, accomodation in homestay
After breakfast, departure to Mu Cang Chai, passage Tu Le. Take a walk about 2hours to see the sightseeing, terrace rice fields.
We then climb 2000-meter peaks and overlooking a large, stunning terraced rice-field plain, and arrive at the h'mong village of Nga Ba Kim. We reach the h'mong village of La Pa Tan very well known with the most beautiful terraced rice-fields in Vietnam
Discovery the sightseeing on road to Mu Cang Chau, take photo.  You can take a walk at Phinh ho village if the tome permit. Arrival at homestay about 17h00. Diner and overnight in a beautiful Thai homestay at Mu Cang Chai.

Day 05. MU CANG CHAI – CHE CU NHA - TU LE - HA NOI   
Included
: breakfast, Lunch, car,guide, entrance ticket, accomodation
After breakfast,  at homestay. Visit and take photo at Che Cu Nha ( 2hours walking). We leave Tu Le to return to Hanoi. If the time permit, you can visit ancient village Duong Lam. Arrival in Hanoi about 18h30. Overnight at our homestay  or hotel.

Day 06. HA NOI- NOM, BAT TRANG VILLAGE - HANOI   
Included
: breakfast, lunch, car,guide, entrance ticket, accomodation

8:00 departure for the ancient off-the-beaten-track village of Nom : visit of Nom Pagoda, the stone bridge and the ancient houses, and discovery of its inhabitants daily life. We then go the ceramic village of Bat Trang. Lunch  then visit of a workshop where you can work on ceramics, and visit of the ceramic market.  If the time permit, you can visit Kieu Ky village - Return to Hanoi around 17:00. Overnight at our homestay or hotel
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Day 07. HANOI – NINH BINH – DONG DINH – TRANG AN   
Included
: breakfast, lunch, car,guide, entrance ticket, accomodation

8h00 : pick up at your hotel and departure for Ninh Binh. Arrival in Dong Dinh village, near the  Kenh Ga Natural Reserve. Bicycle ride of 5 to 15 km at your choice through the villages. We then explore the village of Dong Dinh in a small concrete boat or by foot. Lunch at Mrs Mien‘s house.  Then visit Trang An, where you ride a boat on the river for 3 hours, going through 10 tunnels and numerous lagoons. Then going to Tam Coc. Overnight at Tam Coc

Day  08.  NINH BINH– HAÏPHONG –CAT BA      ISLAND   
Included:
breakfast, lunch, dinner, guide, transfert by car, motobike, traditional junk, kayaking, speedboat, entrance ticket
We depart from Ninh binh at 6.30am by local bus to reach Haiphong – Binh where we take a fast boat that takes us to the Long Phu pier on Cat Ba island at 10h00. To reach the town of Cat Ba (approximately 30 km), where is located our junk, we offer a one-hour ride on a motorcycle with driver, off the beaten track. or by bus if a motorbike does not suit you.
 Around 12:30, we board on one of our private junks. You can go for a kayak ride and discover a fishing village. Our junk first go through Lan Ha bay before going to Ha Long bay and isolated islands. Sailing is possible depending on the wind. Make the most of this tour, relax, swim and enjoy the sun on deserted beaches, depending on weather conditions at the time. You can kayaking at Hang Ca and visit peche village. Lunch and dinner consist of seafood (fishes, shrimps, squids, shellfishes) purchased on the same day to local  fishemen. We spend the night on board in a creek in Lan Ha bay. Ovenight at Ong Cam in Halong Bay

Day 09. Baie de Ha Long - BAI TU LONG Island
Included
: breakast, lunch, dinner, junk, entrance ticket
The second day is devoted to a cruise in the two bays. You can take the opportunity to swim, fish or take a kayak trip. Meals are served on the boat. We spend the night on board in a creek in Bai Tu Long bay. Overnight on boat.

Day 10. LAN HA BAY–  CAT BA ISLANG– HAÏPHONG - HANOI
Included
:  breakfast, lunch, transfert, bicycle,speedboat, entrance ticket, accomodation
We continue our cruise in Halong Bay. You have the choice between take a walk on beach or ride a bicycle  1h/way to the village of Viet Hai on Cat Ba Island. Our itinerary is off the beaten track  so you don’t visit cave. Lunch at local restaurant. It depends on the availability of our junk, you will have lunch on boat. We will confirm at the moment of embarking.
 13h00: Return by bus, speedboat to Hai Phong, and car or bus to Hanoi, where we arrive around 18:00
Overnight at our homestay or hotel

Day 11. HA NOI – HUE     
Included :
  breakfast, transfer airport, accomodation

Transfert to Noi Bai airport to take flight to Hue. Arrival in Hue, the driver pick you up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12. HUÉ                                             
Included:
breakfast, lunch, car, guide, entrance ticket, small boat, accommodation
Taking a boat to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Emperors Tu Duc, Khai Dinh or Minh Mang Mausoleums (you choose one of three mausoleums). Have lunch at Lien Hoa pagoda.
Visit of the Imperial City : the Noon Gate, the Palace of Supreme Harmony, the Royal Reading Pavilion, the Nguyen Dynasty temples.
Overnight at hotel at Hue

Day 13. HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN   
Included
: breakfast, lunch, car, guide, entrance ticket, accommodation
Departure from Hue to Hoi An (130 km, 3-hour drive) going through the magnificent beach of Lang Co and the Pass of the Clouds. Visit Linh Ung pagoda or Cham museum, visit Marble mountain if the time permits. Lunch on Ha My beach.

In the afternoon, visit the Old Hoi An: Faifo Harbour, the ancient houses Tan Ky, the typical market, the Chinese temple, the Japanese Bridge, etc. Night in Hoi An.

Day 14. HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN
Included
: breakfast, lunch, car, guide, entrance ticket, accommodation
Departure for My Son, the capital of the Cham Kingdom in the 10th and 11th century. Visit the archaeological site. Have lunch at local restaurant.
Bicycle ride to visit Cam Thanh village, contact to local people, discovery their daily life. Night in Hoi An.

Day 15. HOI AN   
Included :
breakfast, accommodation

Free time a Hoi An. Night in Hoi An.

Day 16. HOI AN – DA NANG – SAI GON   
Included
: breakfast, transfert airport,accommodation
Transfer to Da Nang airport to take flight to Saigon. Arrival in Saigon, our driver pick you up and transfer to hotel.  Arrival in Saigon, pick you up and transfer to hotel by driver without guide. Night in Saigon

Day 17. SAI GON   
Included
: breakfast, lunch, car, guide, entrance ticket, accommodation

Our visit of Saigon stars at 08h00 :  the Central Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral, ancient street Catinat, Jade Emperor temple, Vinh Nghiem pagoda, Ben Thanh and Binh Tay market, walk through the Chinese District of Cho Lon. Night in Saigon

Day 18 :  SAI GON –BEN TRE – MO CAY
Included
: breakfast, lunch, dinner,car, guide,  small boat, bicycle, entrance ticket, accommodation
08h00: departure to Ben Tre, on arrival in Hùng vương Pier (Bến Tre town) opposited the same name’s hotel. Take a boat on Bến Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing  lively activities along river as fishing,water transfering……. Stop at brickwork Tu Lo to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visite one of plenty of coconut processing worshops located along canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop at Nhon Thanh village enjoying some fruits and tea.
Take a motor cart (xe lôi) or cycle riding under tree shades, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out  about tropical culture from Peasants. Have lunch at Hai Ho.
In the afternoon- riding to Mr. Sau khanh s‘ house – seeing ancient porcelains  collecting set Return to Hùng vương Pier (Bến Tre town) then transfer to Ham Luong brigde. Arrival at a Mai homestay. Joining cooking together with family, have dinner. Overnight in farmer house or hotel
Note: if night at hotel, the dinner exclud

Day 19 : MO CAY – MARCHE THOM – CAI MON – CAN THO
Included :
Breakfast, lunch,diner, car, guide,bicycle, small boat, entrance ticket, accommodation
After breakfast, bicycle ride to visit local market. Take a boat  along Mo Cay river. Arrival to pier Hoa Loc. Bicycle ride under coco tree shades about 5km. Visite one of plenty of coconut processing at Ben Tre. Then take a boat until Thom market where you can see a lot workshops making coco candy. Arrival at Thom market, driver transfer you, follow no 57 road, you have chance to visit orchard well known a Cai Mon. Have lunch at Khanh’s house. Bicycle ride around village to see the daily life of local people.
Departure to Can Tho. Arrival to Can Tho at late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at homestay or hotel
Note: if night at hotel, the dinner exclude

Day 20:   CAN THO –Cai Rang Market– SAI GON
Included :
Breakfast, lunch, car, guide, small boat, bicycle, accomodation

Early in the morning (06h30), we visit the famous Cai Rang Floating Market, with its boats full of
vegetables and exotic fruits.  In each boat, the vendors usually sell one particular item
such as pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes which are hang on the highest part of the boat in order
 that the customer easily knows where to find their needed items. Transfer to visit ancient house
 in Binh Thuy. Have lunch at Muoi Cuong’s house. Then return to Saigon about 18h00.
 Night in Saigon

Day 21. SAI GON - DEPARTURE   
Included
: breakfast, airport transfer
Free time. Please check out at 12h00. Transfer to airport to take flight home. End of service

    Accomodation

City

Hôtels superiors

Hôtels deluxe

Hanoi

Homestay Parfumdautomne

www.parfumdautomne.com

Maison d’Hanova hotel

http://www.hanovahotel.com/

Muong Lo

Homestay

Homestay

Mu Cang Chai

Homestay

Homestay

Ninh Binh

Hotel Nam Hoa

http://namhoahotel.com/

Legend hotel

http://www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com/

Halong

Parfumdautomne Junk

http://www.parfumdautomne.com

Parfumdautomne Junk

http://www.parfumdautomne.com

Hue

New star hotel

http://www.newstarhuehotel.com/

Pilgrimage village

www.pilgrimagevillage.com

Hoi An

Thuy Duong 3 hotel

http://www.thuyduonghotel-hoian.com/

Hoi An ancient house village hotel or similar

www.ancienthousevillage.com

Mekong Delta

Homestay

Hotel Viet Uc

Kim Tho

Homestay

Hotel Kim Tho

http://www.kimtho.com/

Sai Gon

Blue diamond hotel or similar

www.bluediamondhotel.com.vn

Rex hotel

http://www.rexhotelvietnam.com/home/