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Vietnam Cultural Tour 13 Days

Duration: 13 Days/12 Nights
Tour Itinerary: Vietnam from North to South
Highlights: Ha noi - Thay Pagoda - Tay Phuong Pagoda - Hai Phong - Halong Bay - Saigon - Vinh Long - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi - Saigon

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

You are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide at Noibai Airport and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital. Be free and relax after long journey. In the evening, attend Water Pupet Show and enjoy welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa

Start at 8:00 from your hotel by car to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda. After lunch, visit to Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, Army museum (or Art museum, History museum, Women museum is at your choice). Hanoi FlagTower. Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake then visit NgocsonTemple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Tour end about 16.30 pm. Overnight train to Sapa.

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at about 6.30. Take a transfer to Sapa. Check in at the hotel and freshen up after a long trip with breakfast in the good weather of Sapa, then, visit Sapa town. In the afternoon, take a 2km short trek to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong minority, have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Sapa town.

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi

Short drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages, home of H’mong and Day ethic. Enjoy slope rice field, bamboo valley, rustic villages and villager daily work a long the way. Return to Sapa and take a transfer back to Lao Cai station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi - Perfume Pagoda - Ninh Binh

Depart at 7.30am, 02 hours drive to. Enjoy a 1.5 hours boat trip on Yen stream and visit Trinh temple. Then climb up the mountain to visit pagoda inside Grotto HuongTich, the most beautiful cave, where people often come to pray for health, luck, prosperity ... etc. Take a telpher back to Thientru for lunch, then visit Thien Tru Pagoda and scenery of Holiest in the country. Back to Ninhbinh for overnight.

Day 6: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi

Visit Hoa Lu - The Acient Capital of Vietnam in 10th century and the remainings of the two temples of Dinh King & Le King. Take a Bike or drive towards Tam Coc - the "Halong bay" onland to explore the daily life of Vietnamese. Visit Bich Dong Pagoda. Have lunch at a local restaurant, then relax and enjoy “Halong bay on land” on a rowing small boat through the rice fields and mountain ranges, visit Tamcoc - 3 beautiful caves. Back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi - Hue

Take the morning flight to Hue. Start from your hotel after lunch to the Port and take a Dragon boat along the peaceful Huong River to Hon Chen Temple, Thien Mu Pagoda, King Minh Mang Tomb. Admire the beautiful landscapes and the sunset on the way back. Have dinner and enjoy Vietnamese traditional folk song on boat on Perfume River. Tour end at your hotel around 20.00 pm.

Day 8: Hue city tour

Start the tour with a visit to Imperial Citadel and King Minh Mang tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue.  

Day 9: Hue - Hoi An

Morning drive to Hoi An through Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach - one of the most beautiful beach of Vietnam. Visit Cham museum on the way, Cham museum is the open air collection of Cham sculpture with many of the sandstone carvings. After check-in at hotel, visit the Ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An - My Son

In the morning, take a private car from Hoi An Town to My Son Holy Land - one of the world heritage of Vietnam. Back to Hoi An for lunch. Leisure time in the afternoon for beach activities or relax on the bank of Thu Bon river or go shopping around. Overnight in Hoi An.


Day 11: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Take a morning flight to Saigon. After lunch, continue to visit Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda, on the way back bustling Chinatown which should not be missed. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Leave at 8:00 from your hotel for Cai Be floating market where approximately 400 -500 boats filled with fruits, vegetables and other products anchor a long the banks of the river daily, wait for traders and customers. The merchandise sold in each boat is hung on a high pole in front of the boat as a sample to attract customers from a distance. Then, visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process, etc.. After lunch cruise along Tien river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous nature of Mekong Delta region. Arrival at Vinh Long Market at about 15:00, walk around to explore Vinh Long Market. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh with stop at bonsai garden. Come back to your hotel in the late evening.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnel

Start the tour with the ornate temple of Cao Dai which is a combination of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Then, attend the fantastic mid-day service together with the followers. After lunch, drive back and stop to visit Cuchi Tunnel system, the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors. Back to Hochiminh city, end tour.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure.
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  • Private car
    Private boat
  • Accommodation
  • Domestic flight ticket with airport tax (Vietnam airline)
  • Tour guide
  • Meal as indicated
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily bottle of mineral water
  • Special offers
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink
  • Tip
  • International flight
  • Others not mentioned

See Also

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Centre World Heritage 4 Days Tour
Vietnam Cultural Diversity Tour 22 Days
The Mistery of The Citadels 6 Days Tour
Hanoi Halong Bay Tour 4 Days

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