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Vietnam Heritage Tour | Duration: 14 DAYS

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Introduction

The trip within 14 days 13 nights of Vietnam Heritage Tour brings you the closely touch the beauties of the country from North to South. Here is the opportunity for visitor to take part in different activities throughout the country from trekking to minority people’s village in Sapa with stunning terrace fields to spectacular of Ha Long Bay – New Seven World Wonder plus Ha Noi rich history capital city. Coastline in Central Vietnam offers traditional architecture and World Heritage Sites of Hue Imperial City and Hoi An ancient town, in association with beautiful white sandy beaches of Lang Co, My Khe, Cua Dai will be a great time for relaxing and visiting. The must-sees in South Vietnam bring visitors to discover the modern Ho Chi Minh City, the fertile & mighty Mekong Delta with busy floating markets, tropical fruit orchards. Especially Cu Chi Tunnels with meaningful history that brings visitors the admiration of Vietnamese spirit. Eco Nature Travel believes that Vietnam Heritage Tour in 14 days will cover main attractions of the country with the wonderful memorable vacation.

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

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour – Take a night train to Lao Cai. O/n on train

Day 3: Arrive Lao Cai – Transfer to Sa Pa – Explore minority villages. O/n in Sa Pa 

Day 4: Discover Fansipan Mountain at 3,143 metres &Cat Cat Village. O/n in Sa Pa

Day 5: Explore Sunday market. O/n in Sapa

Day 6: Sa Pa – Take a morning luxury bus back Ha Noi city. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 7: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay – Share group. O/n on Cruise

Day 8: Discover Ha Long Bay – Take flight to Hue. O/n in Hue

Day 9: Hue city tour – Transfer to Hoi An. O/n in Hoi An

Day 10: Visit My Son Sanctuary – Thanh Ha Pottery Village – Hoi An Ancient Town. O/n in Hoi An

Day 11: Da Nang – Take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh city tour and Cu Chi tunnels. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 13: Mekong Delta – Cai Be Floating Market. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 14: Departure – Ho Chi Minh city

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi. 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 – Take a night train to Lao Cai. O/n on train

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 Mausoleum and 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. Then, you will be transferred to hotel located near by train station to relax & shower before leaving Ha Noi. Free to have your own dinner. At 21:00 pm, check out your hotel, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Ha Noi train station for getting night train to Lao Cai on train – SP3 depart at 22:00 pm - AC soft sleeper (tourist cabins). Overnight on train.

Day 3: Arrive Lao Cai – Transfer to Sa Pa – Explore minority villages – Enjoy herbal bath. O/n in Sa Pa 

Am: The Chapa train arrives Lao Cai Train Station at 06:10 am. Our guide and driver will pick you up at train station with welcome sign “Eco Nature Travel” and take you to hotel in Sa Pa town for a short rest. Sa Pa, a highland town around with the covering clouds like a picture make you to have an interesting feeling when you step your foot to get it wonderfully by your eyes. Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will explore Lao Chai Village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa Valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits, and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, you will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village where the Zay hill tribes live. Here, you trek around the village to get more exploration and to see daily activities of local people. Have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin village where you can meet Red Dao people - the most colorful people in Sapa. You will walk around Ta Phin village where 2 ethnic groups, Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, live their own way with no cultural mixture, experience how different they are in many ways by visiting their house and interact with the locals. Next, take your time for a herbal bath. Red Dao people will boil a collection of fresh and dried plants and bark in a water filled giant wok, over a charcoal fire. Then this water will be transferred to a wooden barrel tub and ready for you to come and soak your bones in the Dao traditional bath and wash away your aches, pains, worries and woes all at once in the privacy of a separate bathhouse. Transfer back Sa Pa town and check in your hotel. At night, you can relax at hotel or visit Sapa Night Market to see the specific activity feature of this highland… Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel

Day 4: Discover Fansipan Mountain at 3,143 metres and Cat Cat Village. O/n in Sa Pa

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will discover Fansipan Moutain, the highest peak of Indochina mountains. It normally takes people one or two days to reach the peak of Fansipan mountain on foot. However, you will take the three-rope cable car system which carry you from the bottom to the highest point of the mountain in 15-20 minutes. From there, you can enjoy the scenery and magnificent views to Sapa area and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province. Then, you will be transferred back to Sapa to have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will visit Cat Cat Village with beautiful landscapes and more experiences of tribe people here with black H’mong people family and discover their real life. You will walk down to the waterfall and Hydrogen power station built by French. You can have a chance to enjoy for more understanding of their cultures. Back your hotel. Free to relax at hotel or walk around the town for more explore. You can visit stone church which is located in the heart of Sapa town built by the French from the early 20th century or enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain and the valleys surrounding. Free to have your own dinner. At night, you can visit Sapa Night Market to see the specific activity feature of this highland. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Explore Sunday market. O/n in Sapa

Am: Have breakfast at hotel, you will travel to Bac Ha town which is 100 kms Northeast of Sa Pa. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai where you will be taken through rural area. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities, etc who gather to buy and sell useful goods for daily life and handicraft products. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will have your lunch at a restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will enjoy a walking tour to surrounding villages of H’Mong and Tay Minorities (Ban Pho Village) for more discoveries of ethnic people here and their cultures as well. The life on mountainous area will give you more experiences of the living way on highland area in the Northern Vietnam. Free to have your own dinner and enjoy the last night in Sapa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Sa Pa – Take a morning luxury bus back Ha Noi city. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning at 8:00 am our luxury limousine bus (shared bus) will pick up you at your hotel in Sa Pa town and transfer you return Ha Noi City. On arrival Ha Noi city, our driver will drops you off at your hotel for checking in. Free to have your own lunch.

Pm: This afternoon you are free to explore Ha Noi City, walk around the Old Quarter and experience the daily life of local people or go shopping at Dong Xuan Market to enjoy the purchase of local people here. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: 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 8: Discover Halong Bay – The Surprising Cave – Back Ha Noi – Take flight to Hue. O/n in Hue

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 pm, 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 take a tour to 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 am, 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 am disembark at Marina coffee – Gate 26 in Tuan Chau New Marina.

Pm: Our shuttle bus and tour guide transfers you back Ha Noi. You arrive at hotel in Ha Noi about 16:30 pm. Then, our driver pick up you at your hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai Domestic Airport for taking flight to Hue city. On arrival, our guide and driver welcome you at Phu Bai Airport with the welcome sign “Eco Nature Travel” and transfer you to the city center. Check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: 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 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 10: Visit My Son Sanctuary – Thanh Ha Pottery Village – 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 11: 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 ancient town for Da Nang city and 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 12: 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 city. Free to have your own dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Mekong Delta – Cai Be Floating Market. O/n in Ho Chi Minh city

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. At 6.30 am, our guide and driver will welcome you at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be. On the road, you will have chance to survey beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway. On arrival in Cai Be, you will set off by boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of Ba Kiet ancient house and get to know about the indigenous culture. Next, pay a short visit at a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel slow rhythms of traditional southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Then, you keep cruising through series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature when arriving Tan Phong Island. Enjoy lunch with the luscious food and have chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked by your own and served in the heart of the local garden.

Pm: After lunch, you will take a biking tour along the small villages to visit the orchards and have some short stops to meet local people who help you understand more about the daily life in the Mekong Delta. Then get back to the dock, our guide and driver will transfer you back Ho Chi Minh city, drop you off at your hotel. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Departure – Ho Chi Minh city

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Let 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 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

2342

1447

1255

1160

1096

331

Hotel 3 stars

2504

1529

1337

1242

1177

413

Hotel 4 stars

2973

1798

1606

1511

1446

612

Hotel 5 stars

3915

2256

2064

1969

1905

1095

 

What’s included:

  • Transportation
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts; 11 lunches and 1 dinner: 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, Cable car, Herbal Bath, Shared Cruise, Shared Boat in Ha Long bay, Kayak, Local Boat, Bikes, Hotel for shower

What’s excluded

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

Notes:

  • These costs 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.