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Hue, Vietnam

Vietnam in Depth - 20 Days

A Private Tour visiting Saigon, Can Tho, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Sapa & Halong Bay

Vietnam is a country of contrasts. A rich colonial history dominates its cities, sitting side-by-side with scenes that characterize the spirit of Southeast Asia. The countryside is a stunning portrait of varied landscapes, from the waterways leading to the South China Sea to terraced green paddy fields with the hilly central highlands in between.

To fully appreciate the region, this tour has been designed to accommodate everything that makes Vietnam special, giving you time to stay in the country's finest accommodation, both on land and water, whilst admiring the wealth of unique and vibrant sites on offer outlined Itinerary.

Day 1: Saigon Arrival

Welcome on arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport by our guide and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon City Tour (B, L)

Begin your experience in bustling Saigon, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. You will also visit War Remnants Museum. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city's main shopping boulevard.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon - Tay Ninh - Cu chi - Saigon (B, L)

This morning we drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few.The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels; the tunnel system stretched over 200km.The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 4: Saigon - Mekong Delta (B, L)

Leave Saigon for drive to Cai Be Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be.Take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life, on the way we can also stop en route to learn more about fruit trees. Continue driving to Can Tho for overnight.

Day 5: Mekong Delta - Saigon (B, L)

You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day.Take boat trip to join in the Cai Rang floating market - one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 6: Saigon - Da Lat (B)

A short flight takes you to Da Lat City - The former French colonial hill station town of Da Lat was founded over 100 years ago by a French scientist, Dr Alexander Yersin. In the afternoon, we will visit the Summer Palace of the last emperor of Vietnam and the Crazy House. You may also wish to pay a visit to one of Da Lat’s most notable residents, Buddhist monk/artist Vien Thuc.

Overnight in Da Lat.

Day 7: Da Lat sightseeing (B, L)

A visit to Lang Biang will reveal a land of serene natural beauty surrounded by greenery of vegetable terraces. The mountain village of Xa Lat situated at the foot of the Mount Lang Biang is the home of Lat ethnic minority group.

Overnight in Da Lat.

Day 8: Da Lat - Nha Trang (B)

We will head eastward, making our way towards the coast. We’ll pass through pine forests and small market garden communities before reaching to Nha Trang City in the afternoon.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 9: Nha Trang Boat Cruise (B, L)

Experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as you set out in the morning for the first stop at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters,continue to Hon Tam Island.We will visit the Po Nagar Towers, an outstanding of ancient Cham architecture and then touring around Dam Market before transfer you back to the hotel.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day10: Nha Trang - Hoi An (B)

At Leisure and then you will be taken to the airport in Nha Trang to take 1 hour flight to Da Nang City, where you will visit the Cham museum, Marble Mountains en route to the charming Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoian (B, L)

Morning visit old town with Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community in the city as a link to the Chinese quarters across the stream. Next see the Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapel, Lantern Workshop, You will also see the Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Chinese pagoda built around 1690.Afternoon take a river boat trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit ceramic village of Thanh Ha, carpentry village of Kim Bong and Dai Chiem Estuary.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoian - Hue (B, L)

Leaving Hoi An for Hue by road, passing through Da Nang, driving over the Pass of Ocean Clouds before dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. Then, you will reach Hue - the former imperial capital of Vietnam, to visit the ancient Forbidden City from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 13: Hue City (B, L)

Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc Emperor who ruled Hue more than 100 years ago. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 14: Hue - Ha Noi (B)

Transfer to airport for morning flight to Ha Noi. The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. In the afternoon, visit Hanoi Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter also visit Hanoi 's main cultural attractions, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 15: Hanoi - Lao Cai (B, D)

Full day at leisure until transfer for dinner at local restaurant and transfer to train station take night train to Lao Cai.

Overnight on train.

Day 16: Lao Cai - Sapa (B, L)

There will be a vehicle waiting at Lao Cai station to transfer you to Sapa to enjoy a free morning to explore around town. In the afternoon, there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong hill tribe minority people.

Overnight in Sapa.

Day 17: Sapa - Hanoi (B, D)

Following breakfast, we explore the Sapa market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek that will take us along paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Back to Lao Cai for a night train journey to Ha Noi.

Overnight on train.

Day 18: Ha Noi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Early arrive in Hanoi, then heading to Ha Long bay cruise through mystic Ha Long Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations. Enjoy swimming, sun bathing at Titov beach or climb the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panorama view of Ha Long Bay.

Overnight on cruise.

Day 19: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, Brunch)

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 20: Hanoi Departure (B)

Enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Price for Private Tour: From $1890 per person + Internal Flights - low season (based on 2 adults sharing Star accommodation).

For a precise quote please let us have your dates of travel, number in party, and desired standard of accommodation.

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