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Vietnam Eco Nature Tour | Duration: 17 DAYS

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Introduction

With 17 day Vietnam Eco Nature Tour, you will have chance to get wonderful experiences of Vietnamese real life in the whole country. Coming Pu Luong to explore the local life of minority people with the richness and variety of cultures. Enjoy magnificent scenery at Trang An which is featured by poetic and imposing beauty of mountains, limestone and river. Relax and enjoy the marvelous beauty of Ha Long Bay – one of world heritages of Viet Nam. Discover poetic and tranquil Hue city, an old capital city under Nguyen Dynasty with traditional royal values and oriental architectures. In addition, you will be fascinated by the World Heritage Site of UNESCO in Central Vietnam including Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Holly Land and caves system in Phong Nha National Park. Experience the rustic life in different areas with Hoi An fisherman in Central Vietnam or life on water of local people at Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam and get truly insight on their lives. Let join in Vietnam Eco Nature Tour”to discover the simple but unique values of Vietnamese life as well as natural and historical beauties across the country!

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi city. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 3: Visit Trang An and Bai Dinh pagoda – Back Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 4: Mai Chau – Pu Luong. O/n in Pu Luong Retreat

Day 5: Explore more Pu Luong – Back to Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 6: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay – Overnight on Cruise – Share group

Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Back Ha Noi – Take a night train to Dong Hoi city. O/n on train

Day 8: Discover Phong Nha Cave – Bong Lai Valley. O/n in Phong Nha

Day 9: Explore Paradise and Dark Caves – Transfer to Hue. O/n in Hue

Day 10: Hue city tour – Transfer to Hoi An. O/n in Hoi An

Day 11: My Son Sanctuary – Hoi An Ancient Town. O/n in Hoi An

Day 12: Hoi An countryside tour. O/n in Hoi An

Day 13: Da Nang – Take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city and Cu Chi tunnels. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 15: Mekong Delta – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho. O/n in Can Tho

Day 16: Cai Rang Floating Market and back to Ho Chi Minh city. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 17: Departure – Ho Chi Minh city

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi city. O/n in Ha Noi

On arrival Ha Noi International Airport our guide and driver will welcome you at the Airport with welcome sign: “Eco nature Travel” and transfer you to check in your hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night you are free to relax at hotel or walk around the Old Quarter to understand more about the local life here as well as discover Ha Noi’s beauties. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will take cyclo tour to visit The Old Quarter to understand more about the local life here as well as go around Hoan Kiem Lake. Next, you continue to visit Ngoc Son Temple on a small island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. After that transfer to visit the Hoa Lo Prison - a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, known to American prisoners of war as the “Hanoi Hilton”. Then, you visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam to get more knowledge of Northern Vietnam cultures as well as the thick history of our country. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the leader of Vietnam Nation. This is the complex of Ba Dinh Square, the Mausoleumand the stilt house with garden, fish pond and many memorable things of this great President. Next, you visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi. Then enjoy the Water Puppet Show - the special traditional art of Vietnam. Free to have your own dinner. At night you are free to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, go shopping in the Old Quarter and experience the daily life of local people here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Visit Trang An and Bai Dinh pagoda – Back Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, our guide and driver will transfer to the south of Ha Noi with 2 hours to Ninh Binh Province. Then bring you visit Trang An tourist attraction, you will take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will visit Bai Dinh Pagoda and Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Transfer back Ha Noi. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Mai Chau – Pu Luong. O/n in Pu Luong Retreat

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning our guide and driver pick you up at hotel in Ha Noi city and transfer you to depart Ha Noi for Pu Luong National Park. You will have a safe route today with beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces and peaceful villages on the way. Upon arrival at Poom Coom Village in Mai Chau, you will have a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people. Have lunch at the local restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon you continue your wonderful trip by car transfer around one hour before hiking through the beauty of PuLuong nature reserve. On arival, you have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the retreat at Don village. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields and get to know more about the local cultrue. Walking back the retreat for nice dinner. Check in Pu Luong Retreat with panoramic views and tranquil setting in the late afternoon. Free time to rest and enjoy your peaceful time here. Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat.

Day 5: Explore more Pu Luong – Back to Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at Pu Luong Retreat. This early morning, you will take a short ride from the retreat to Bang village, going down into the beautiful valley leading to Kho Muong. Along the way you will have a chance to enjoy beautiful terrace rice fields. After enjoying the view from above you will visit the isolated village is surrounded by a huge mountain range, visit a local family to learn more about life style and culture of the local. Transfer back to Pu Luong Retreat for lunch.

Pm: After lunch, our guide driver will bring you to back Ha Noi. You will arrive hotel in Ha Noi around 17:00. Check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night you are free to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, go shopping in the Old Quarter and experience the daily life of local people here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay – Overnight on Cruise (Share group)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. At 7:30 am, our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Ha Long Bay. On the way, stopover in Hai Duong City where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.

Pm: At 12:30 pm, arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities such as boarding Cruise for departure, welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager. At 13:30 pm, great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets. At 15:00 pm, kayaking around Pearl Farm Village, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon. At 17:30 pm, happy hour. Buy 2 beverage get 1 for free. At 18.00 pm, Cooking Class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes. At 18:30 pm, enjoy Sunset Party with fruits and tea. At 19:30 pm, under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set menu dinner is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods. At 21:00 pm, joining the squid fishing on boat with our crews and can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. Overnight on Cruise.

Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Surprising Cave – Back Ha Noi – Take a night train to Dong Hoi. O/n on train

Am: 06:15 – 7:15 am Tai Chi class on the Sun-Deck and have light breakfast with coffee, tea, and bakeries on board. At 07:45, arrive at the Surprising cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes. At 09:00 am, upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins. At 10:00, relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 10.45 am, brunch is served. After brunch, relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 11:45, disembark at Tuan Chau New Marina.

Pm: In the afternoon, our shuttle bus and tour guide transfers you back Ha Noi. You arrive at hotel in Ha Noi about 16:30 pm. Free to have your own dinner. Then our guide pick up you at your hotel and transfer to Ha Noi train station for taking the night train to Dong Hoi city – Quang Binh Province. Get on the train SE19 depart at 20:10 pm. Overnight on train with soft sleeper. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Dong Hoi Arrive Discover Phong Nha Cave Bong Lai Valley. O/n in Phong Nha

Am: This morning, our guide and driver welcome you at Dong Hoi train station and transfer you to have breakfast & short rest. Then you will be transferred for taking a boat trip along Son River to discover Phong Nha Caves, the longest wet cave in the world with the large subterranean river system running through the cave. Here is the chance to discover the nature beauty of stalactites and limestone formations in different shapes creating the wonderful sights. Have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you spend your rest time to drive through charming countryside to Bong Lai valley, a fantastic place to explore rustic rural life. This valley offers lovely views of farmland, the river valley and green hills with many interesting sites such as Duck Stop where you can see the ducks farm, feed them or ride water buffalo through rice fields as the daily route of the real farmer’s activities; Wild Boar Eco Farm with Bong Lai Swing Adventure where you can sit on a swing or hammock and enjoy breaktaking view of the endless nature surroundings when play them as an adventure here, great spot for impressive photos. We included some light food for you, but the optional is at Pub with Cold Beer where served cold beer with some delicious fresh food from the farm in a rural setting. Check in your hotel. Free to have your own dinner. Then is your free time to stroll around and experience the peaceful life of the village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Explore Paradise and Dark Caves – Transfer to Hue. O/n in Hue

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to visit Paradise cave which named Thien Duong in Vietnamese. It is the largest dry cave in Asia and one of the most beautiful caves in the world with 31 kilometres in length. Steps by steps inside the cave, you will marvel at its vastness with many magical stalacties and stalacmites. To reach the gate of cave you need to have golf transfer through the old forest where you have opportunity to see valuable trees. Next, you will explore Dark Cave, a special cave for adventure seekers. To go to the entrance of this cave, you will take 400m Zipline through Chay river from Zipline tower, enjoy the deep beauty of the river’s blue color and catch the nice view of surrounding mountains. As its name, there is only darkness inside the cave, but with flash light, you will enjoy a real exploration of nature and get the wonderful experiences. In addition, this cave also offer variety of interesting activities for you to try including nature mud bathing, swimming, kayaking and water games. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you go on your way head to Hue city through Highway on the distance of more than ~ 200km. On arrival Hue city, check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night, you have free time to wander around Hue for more exploration by wandering along Truong Tien Bridge with colorful lights... Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Hue city tour – Transfer to Hoi An. O/n in Hoi An

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning our guide will take you to the boat pier for making a boat trip on Perfume River to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and a green on two river’s banks and beautiful scenes and stop to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. Then you go on visiting Minh Mang Tomb which is considered as one of the must-visits among 7 imperial tombs in Hue. You will admire the architecture and beautiful landscapes surrounding the complex and learn more about Minh Mang Emperor’s life in Nguyen Dynasty. Next, you visit the Imperial City where was the palace of Nguyen Dynasty including Forbidden City with many palaces and architectures and surrounding: Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynastys, Mieu Temple… Have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon you leave Hue city and transfer to Hoi An ancient town. On the way, you will discover some simple but unique places such as Lang Co Beach one of the most beautiful beaches of Asia and Hai Van Pass, the highest pass in Vietnam and get the spectacular view of windy road from the summit. On arrival Hoi An, check in your hotel. Free to have your own dinner. Then you are free to wander around and enjoy Hoi An night life with colorful lights, lanterns as well as discovering night activities in the ancient town. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: My Son Sanctuary Hoi An Ancient Town. O/n in Hoi An

Am: Have breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will visit My Son Sanctuary, the Kingdom of Cham people where you can enjoy the architecture of Cham people built in red bricks in 11th century which was recognized as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. You also have chance to enjoy Champa traditional dancing performaces of Cham people in their colorful costumes and special musical instruments. Leave My Son and back Hoi An, you will take a boat trip to visit Thanh Ha Ceramic village, experience to make ceramic products by yourself with the construction of household and receive a small souvenir gift from them. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will explore the charming beauty of Hoi An ancient town including temples, pagodas, ancient houses. Visit the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and admire its unique architecture. Hoi An is known as a shopping centre, you can also make tailors with reasonable prices and have beautiful souvenir gifts. Free to have your dinner and overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An countryside tour. O/n in Hoi An

Am: Have breakfast at the hotel. This morning, our guide will welcome you at your hotel and take you to the boat pier for making boat trip to learn fishing under the instruction of the local fisherman. Especiallyyou will practice by yourself how to throw net into the river and catch fish. Continue to Bay Mau water coconut forest which was an revolutionary base area of Hoi An in the past, take a row of basket boat to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and use special fishing tools to fish field crab. Take a cyling route to visit Tra Que Vegetable Village which is 3 kms far from the ancient town and enjoy the peaceful beauty of villages in the countryside. On arrival, you are warmly welcomed with friendly smiles and special drink “E” water or local tea at a local family. Take part in a cooking class with the family, you will be instructed to prepare ingredients and cook Hoi An special dishes and enjoy the lunch.

Pm: You will dress in Vietnamese farming clothes, take a short walk visiting organic vegetable gardens and learn to use the traditional gardening tools and methods. Under the demonstration of the local farmers, you will learn to prepare garden soil, fertilize green manure, plant vegetables and lastly water the vegetables to finish the planting procedure. Back to the family’s house and soak your feet in Vietnamese herbs to relax after the interesting experience of gardening. Transfer back to your hotel in Hoi An Ancient Town. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Hoi An – Da Nang – Take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you are free to relax at hotel, wander around to see the charming Hoi An with silk shops, lantern shops or spend your time in Cua Dai beach – 4 km far away from the ancient town. Check out hotel at 12:00 pm. Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel and take you to have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will leave Hoi An for Da Nang. Visit Marble Mountains, five separate marble and limestone mountains in the cluster with a system of caves and temples. It was named after the five basic elements of life including metal, wood, water, fire and earth. At Marble Mountains, you will have chance to get the breaktaking view of the beach and Da Nang city from the summit of mountain. Next, stop at Cham Museum to see a collection of Champa sculptures and artefacts from the Cham civilisation in previous centuries. Then you will be dropped off at Da Nang Domestic Aiport for talking flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On arrival Tan Son Nhat Domestic Airport, our guide and driver welcome you at the airport with the welcome sign “Eco Nature Travel” and transfer to the hotel for checking in. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city and Cu Chi tunnels. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. At 8am our guide and driver welcome you at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. This morning, you will spend a half day tour to discover Ho Chi Minh City. First, you will visit the Independent Palace to learn about a part of Vietnam history in the war between Vietnam and America. Next, you continue to stop at Notre Dame Catholic and The Old Post Office for exploring of French colonical buildings with the special architectures. Then take a last stop at Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas in Ho Chi Minh city to discover daily life and get more experience about local people here. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon you will transfer to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels where you will have an opportunity to experience the underground life of guerilla fighters during the past war. The crawl through 50–100 meters of the tunnel system is unforgettable. You will be amazed at the tunnels with their underground story including trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon factories, field hospitals, kitchen, command center, etc. Local rice paper workshops and nice paddy fields are pleasant sights on the way. Back to Ho Chi Minh. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Mekong Delta – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho. O/n in Can Tho

Am: Have breakfast at hotel . At 8.00 am, our guide and driver welcome you at hotel. Today you will leave Ho Chi Minh for My Tho Province and have a smooth one-and-half-hour drive through beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway. On arrival, you will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the greatest pagoda of My Tho city, Tien Giang Province. About 1km from the city center, this pagoda is an ancient southern architectural gem. The beautiful architecture of it is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types of architecture. Continue to take a boat along Tien river to explore Delta region, see the stilt houses and fruit plantations on the way cruise down. Proceed to Tortoise island and have lunch in the local restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will enjoy a boat ride on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Next, visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy and know more of their daily life. Especially, you’ll get a real sense of the charm and tranquility of the area when enjoying seasonal fruit, honey tea and “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by the locals. A horse-drawn carriage is also an interesting experience that you shouldn’t miss before leaving this area. Then you leave for Can Tho. On arrival, check in your hotel. Free to have your dinner. At night, you are free to explore Can Tho City by yourself with Ninh Kieu famous boat pier. Overnight in hotel.

Day 16: Visit Cai Rang Floating Market & back to Ho Chi Minh. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Am: In this early morning, about 05:00 am you will make a boat trip on Mekong River to visit Cai Rang Floating Market in the morning to enjoy the purchasing activities on boat of local people in Mekong Delta. Next, go on cruising via small channels to visit rice noodle making villages. Mekong floating market is a specialty of Mekong delta so coming there you can enjoy the daily life of local people and variety of Vietnamese customs. Spend time for having lunch.

Pm: After lunch, you will be transferred head back Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive your hotel at around 6.00 pm. Check in your hotel. Free to have your own dinner and experience the last night in Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at hotel.

Note: If you don’t want to visit Cai Rang floating market, you can choose Phong Dien floating market to replace.

Day 17: Departure – Ho Chi Minh city

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Check note everything for the departure flight. If you have more free time, you can walk around to enjoy more of Ho Chi Minh city. Then our driver picks you up at your hotel and drops you off the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for taking your flight to back home. Goodbye, thank you and see you again!

Unit: USD/Person 

Size of group

1 per

2 pers

4 pers

6 pers

8 pers

Single supplement

Hotel 2 stars

3052

1782

1454

1305

1224

416

Hotel 3 stars

3267

1890

1561

1413

1331

524

Hotel 4 stars

3789

2186

1857

1708

1627

750

Hotel 5 stars

4985

2772

2443

2294

2213

1360

 

What’s included:

  • Transportation
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Meals: 16 breakfasts; 15 lunches and 2 dinners: Asian set menu (we can offer vegetarian food, halal food or any special dietaries supplied on request. Simply let our sales team know the food option that you prefer)
  • All entrance fees at mentioned sites in the tour itinerary
  • Domestic flight & train tickets
  • Hotel with good location, comfortable and well-equipped rooms
  • Additional services: Cyclo, Shared Cruise, Shared Boat in Ha Long, Kayak, Local Boat, Golf car, Basket Boat, Bikes, Fishing tools, Farming & cooking class.

What’s excluded

  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Notes:

  • These prices are for private tours except Ha Long Bay tour
  • Price for 1 pax is already included hotel and cruise single supplement
  • Hotel and Cruise: Twin/Double shared room
  • Belongings to bring: Sun-glasses, hat, swim suit, towels, sun cream, raincoat or umbrella, good shoes & camera.