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Vietnam Holiday 12 Days

Duration: 12 Days Tour Style: Classic Price: USD 1,358 Trip rating: 5

Vietnam Holiday - 12 days

Travelloops organize Vietnam Holiday – 12days sightseeing vacation to discover the quintessence of Vietnam through scenic highlights from the north to the south. This is antique Vietnam with peaceful red-brick houses in the quaint and culturally rich villages. This is young but traditional Vietnam with the hustle and bustle of ancient Old Quarter at night. This is also romantic Vietnam with the gentle Perfume River winding around poetic Hue City. Before heading to the Southern Vietnam, enjoy an included visit of spectacular Ha Long Bay enclosed by differently shaped limestone islands and taste numerous types of scrumptious sea food. After that, travel down the south, explore various historical sites, see floating market and dine on special dishes. The included excursion takes you to both prominent and lesser-known destinations as parts of quintessential Vietnam with memorable moments.

Highlight


Hanoi – City Tour - Dong Ngac Cultural Village – Night Train to Sapa – Soft Sapa Trekking - Homestay at one of the hilltribe villages – Halong Bay overnight cruise – Discover Hue Imperial City – Hoi An Eco Tour - Hoi An – Danang – Fly Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vespa food tasting tour - Mekong Delta - Cai Be Floating market.

Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Welcome up on arrival at Noi Bai airport, we transfer to hotel and take a short rest before enjoying cyclo tour around the Old Quarter, Water Puppet show and welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town.

Meal: Dinner included


Day 2: Dong Ngac Cultural Village & City Tour – Night Train to Sapa

After breakfast at hotel, we travel to Dong Ngac Cultural Village, which located about 15km from Hanoi center. This is an ancient village and a Cultural Heritage Site in honor of its educated and heroic people recognized by the kings of Vietnam. Here we embark on an interesting market tour, experience the bustling market and local life as the host; try to  purchase all the ingredients which we need to cook for our lunch today with the help of tour guides. After that, we transfer to the traditional house for welcome drink and leaving all stuffs we had bought at local market.
Take our bikes and venture deeper into the village: Visit Dong Ngac Communal House, the oldest house in the village belongs to the Do family and is more than 300 years old and Nguyen family with a house given by the King. Back to the traditional house, it is time for our cooking demonstration. After watching our host then practice ourselves and then the best part of all, try our dishes! After all our efforts we can reward ourselves and rest back into some reclining chairs in the fragrant retreat of our host’s village garden.
In the mid-afternoon, we will be back to the city centre and visit the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple, HoanKiem Lake& do shopping at Dong Xuan market before taking night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

Note: Late checkout at hotel is not included


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included


Day 3: Sapa Homestay

Arriving early to Lao Cai today we will transfer to Sapa for our trek, where we will enjoy spectacular scenery as we head to the Y Linh Ho village of the Hmong people. After lunch, we head to the Muong Hoa Valley, on the way passing through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van where we will have a chance to meet some of the locals.
Tonight we enjoy a homestay at one of the hilltribe villages. Homestays are a great way to get a feel for the culture and really understand more about the daily lives of the local people.  A common saying is...  'you will arrive as a guest but leave as a friend'.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included


Day 4: Sapa – Overnight train back to Hanoi

We will enjoy a breakfast with our hosts before bidding them goodbye. Today will include a visit to the Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao minority people, we will also trek through a bamboo forest and pass by a majestic waterfall; taking time to rest and enjoy the surroundings. After lunch we will continue toward Su Pan Village where we will start our journey back to Sapa by car. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure in Sapa before returning to Lao Cai to board the overnight train back to Hanoi. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included


Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning, we will walk to a mini hotel near the railway station for breakfast and refresh.
After breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a deluxe junk. Our buses will travel through breathtaking scenery en route to a World Heritage area of outstanding beauty.  Upon arrival we will board our private boat and cruise around this secluded bay which has been referred to as the 8th Natural Wonder of the World.  Whilst cruising we will explore forgotten caves and have the opportunity to canoe or swim from the boat. In the evening enjoy a seafood feast for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included


Day 6: Halong – Hanoi – Fly to Hue

After waking this morning, a sumptuous western breakfast will be served for you to enjoy whilst watching the sun rise over magical Halong Bay.  After breakfast we continue cruising around this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore some more of the intricate cave systems that make Halong truly unique.  After a delicious lunch, we head back to Hanoi for our short flight to Hue. On arrival, we will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel in Hue where you spend the night.

Special Optional: 25-minute Scenic Flight in Halong Bay by Hai Au Seaplane: $85 per person


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included


Day 7: Hue city tour – Danang – Hoi An

Today, we discover Hue Imperial City -The home of Vietnam’s last royal Dynasty then boat the most famous Thien Mu pagoda. Having lunch at a local restaurant before a quick visit to Tu Duc Tomb. Later afternoon, we travel South to Hoi An town.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included


Day 8: Hoi An Farming and Fishing Eco Tour – Walking Tour

We have an early start this morning as we head off to our Farming & Fishing Life Eco Tour. Starting at Tra Que Village, we will get a personal insight into the local farming communities. We set about joining the farmers in preparing their land for sowing, helping to fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river and watering it in using huge tin cans strapped to our backs. Following this, we will begin our leisurely cycling tour through the countryside witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand. Late morning we will board our Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise. Here we will meet and witness local fishermen working their craft, before enjoying a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. We then transfer to a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat for a quick race and ride down a coconut palm lined waterway. Lunch today, is on board our boat, which is prepared using vegetables picked earlier at Tra Que Village.
After lunch, we start our walking tour around the ancient town to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included


Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Fly Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vespa Tour

Today, we take a morning flight to Saigon then set off for Cu Chi Tunnel tour.
Later of today, we join with Vespa tour for Saigon after Dark food tasting tour. The Vespa drivers will pick us up at hotel then to Café zoom for briefing, meeting tour guide and taste a special finger food before driving us around Saigon city. Within 4 hours, we taste, enjoy many kinds of seafood, local food, drinks as well as experience two to three live bars in the city. Back to hotel at 10pm, relax.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included


Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Home-stay)

After breakfast, we travel to Vinh Long city where we stop at Vinh Long market for a short visit a local town market with many kinds of fishes, shrimps, prawn, crabs, snakes… and seasonal fruits, vegetables. Later we take boat ride to see handicraft villages and workshops to see the local people making their products. We also stop at the brick kilns where we understand more how the local people to create beautiful potteries from clays. Rest of morning, we boat deeper into the canals and check in home-stay, enjoy delicious lunch and relax.
In the afternoon, we enjoy a biking time along the village paths. Back to home-stay, relax and try our hands to cook dinner with owners or just relax for happy hour at home-stay. Dinner and overnight at home-stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included


Day 11: Mekong Delta (Cai Be floating market) – Ho Chi Minh City

Today we have early breakfast then boat riding to Cai Be Floating market, join with local people’s activities at the most famous floating market in Vietnam. On the way to town, we stop and visit some more workshops and handicraft villages. Seeing the driver, we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch included


Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City departure

Time will be free until our car arrives at the hotel to take us to the airport in good time to board our departure flight. Trip ends.

Meal: Breakfast included



Bicycle Tour from Cambodian Border to Siem Riep with Siya

My family and I (3 of us) just spent 6 fantastic days cycling through Cambodia with Siya and our driver. We had an excellent trip - Siya was an outstanding guide, very friendly, very fit and very knowledgeable. He genuinely seemed happy to be guiding us "tourists' around and loves cycling and photography. Siya was a pleasure to spend 6 days with. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to spend quality time in Cambodia and learn about the culture and see the countryside. He has great knowledge of the local bike routes too. Thank you, Siya.


Siem Reap best guide

We spent 2 days in Siem Reap with best guide, Siya Pouv! He and his wife Kim took great care of us. Ankor temples were fantastic and as my wife has vision and balance problems, Siya tailored the walking to our capabilities and gave us a great appreciation for the complex. We also visited floating village on the lake and walking thru the markets. His knowledge of Cambodian life and history gave us a real understanding and insight of this country. He truely went beyond our expectations! Great command of English. Ask for him if you want a superb and fun tour—he is also a guide for other Cambodia’s cities and would do a great job!

COST INCLUDED:

  •  Experienced English speaking guide through out
  •  Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Accommodation in double/twin sharing rooms with daily breakfast
  •  Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Boat excursion at the floating village
  •  Bottled drinking water for sightseeing
  •  All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.

 COST EXCLUDED:

  •  International/domestic airfares & tax
  •  Visa fees (US$30). You are able to apply by Online for tourist Cambodia via just click here
  •  Travel Insurance. (We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home country)
  •   Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  •   Tips for guide, driver, porters and project cost
  •    Beverage and alcoholic drinks
  •    Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

This tour is private and can be tailor-made to suit your travel needs. As a result, the price is quoted in US dollars and shown on a per-person basis. The 'Price From' quoted above is for parties of 2, 4 and 6 people and for options of accommodation are Superior (3 star), Deluxe (4 star), Luxury (5 star) hotels.

The tour prices is privately quoted, based on the number in your party, your preferred time of travel, grade of hotel and any additional services requested. Please click on the BOOK TRIP or CUSTOMIZE TRIP or GET a QUOTE buttons and fill in the form, after which one of our travel consultants will assist and offer the best value holiday for you.

REMARKS:

We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Southeast Asia particularly, hotel price makes up most of the cost of your holiday.
All of our prices are calculated on a twin/double-shared basis. As a guide, Travel Loops defines hotel grades as follows:

>>Superior Level (3-star hotels in good locations): > 35 USD/room/night
>>Deluxe Level (4-star hotels): > 60 USD/room/night
>>Luxury Level (5-star hotels): > 150 USD/room/night

Additional info

  •  Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

SUBJECT TO PRICE CHANGES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

  •  The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic and weather conditions (Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients).
  •  Rate subject to change depending upon local condition, gasoline prices etc.

Voucher info
Our confirmation letter (electronic letter) is equivalent to the voucher. You can present this letter/electronic voucher for this activity.

Starting point:
Hanoi

Departure time:
Upon request the Travel Loops would suggest to depart for your tour at 08:00 am.

Duration:
12 days

Accommodation and Price in USD

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