Discover Vietnam in 18 days

Day 1
Arrive Hanoi at Noibai airport. Meet Tour Guide for transfer to hotel. City tour in Hanoi  with one hour cycle tour through the historic Old Quarter City tour in Hanoi and then watching the Water Puppet Show.
Day 2
City tour in Hanoi : Visit the President HO mausoleum and his residence, the one-pillar pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Museum of Ethnology, the West Lake & Tran Quoc pagoda and Quan Thanh temple.
Hanoi- Son La ( 370Km). Drive to Son La through picturesque limestone mountains, past the villages of black and white Thai. You will visit various villages. Overnight in Son La
Son La – Dien Bien Phu ( 220km). 200km long journey to Dien Bien Phu, the site of the debacle of the French colonial troops 1954, the Vietnam brought on the path to independence. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu
Dien Bien Phu- Lai Chau ( 120 km). Drive along the Chinese border, passing several villages in Lai Chau, and Minorities. Overnight in Lai Chau
Lai Chau- Sapa (220km). Drive on a mountain pass on Vietnam’s highest mountain massif to Sa Pa, the formerly French resort was. View of the highest mountain in Indochina (Phan Si Pan, 3143 m). Overnight in Sa Pa
Sapa- Laocai Trekking tour to Lao Chai Ta Van. Ride from Sapa to Lao Cai on a picturesque Mountain road. Visit Ta Phin village of Red Dao-minority. Return to Hanoi by train.
In the morning, departure for Halong Bay, one of the natural marvels of Vietnam with more than 3,000 islands rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Visit en route of the Keo pagoda in Thai Binh. Embarkation at noon.
Ha Long- Ninh Binh ( 270km) Continue the excursion in Ha Long bay.Visit the Heaven cave and the Titov Island. Disembarkation at noon. drive to Ninh Binh.
DAY 10
Ninh Binh : Biking tour 3 hours to Tam Coc ,then be rowed 2 hours through limestone mountains known as “Halong on land” to visit Tam Coc caves and continued to Cuc Phuong National Park.
DAY 11
Ninh Binh – HAnoi- Hue .Walking to visit flora, fauna and one-thousand-year-old sequoia tree, the cave of Prehistoric man in Cuc Phuong National Park. Have lunch in the Park restaurant. Then visit Endangered Primates Rescue Center. Drive back directly to Noibai airport for Hue: flight VN247 (17:25- 18:35).
DAY 12
Hue-Biking along the Hue Perfumed river to the Thien Mu pagoda. Boat excursion on the Parfum river and continued biking to the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside where we find the Royal Tomb Tu Duc.
DAY 13
Hue- Hoian- Visit the Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba market. Drive to Hoian via Lang Co beach and Hai Van pass.
DAY 14
Walking tour in Hoian around this enchanting port town and visiting numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market. After that, taking a cooking class to learn about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. Afterlunch, biking tour to explore today’s sprawling and peaceful rural village life.In the late afternoon, you spend more two hours boat trip on the Thu Bon river to enjoy the natural view and discover the normal life of local fishing people.
DAY 15
Hoian- Saigon. Flight to Saigon. City tour around Saigon and Chinatown to visit the City Opera House, City Hall, Central Post Office, Notre Dam Cathedral,Ben Thanh Market and Thien Hau  Tempel.
DAY 16
Drive to Cai Be for a Mekong tour with cruise. Boarding at Cai Be at noon.Lunch while on route. The Cruise slips into the Cho Lach canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water.Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby. Boarding back,rest on the deck enjoying the sunset.Your dinner will be served on board.The cruise sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night.
Day 17
You may get up for breakfast as early as 06:30, as the ship is resuming its cruise the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho.Arrival in Cai Rang floating market, check out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier.
Day 18
End of your trip and transfer to the International Airport or continue your extension in Vietnam.

Your tour indcludes:
*An experienced English speaking guide
*All land transportation by air-conditioned bus/ car
*All transfers from airport to hotel
*Accommodations at 3 star-hotels with breakfast
*Boat cruises, as per itinerary
*All entrance fees for sights included in itinerary

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