Crossing Vietnam Tour 10 days

Tour code CROSSVN-10D

Price 880 USD/Pax

Duration 10 Days

Tour route Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Cai Be Market - Tan Phong Island - Ho Chi Minh City


This actully is the best tour what you want to discover Vietnam today. Vietnam Typical Tours expert had an experience and rearrage a rout of mountain and beach trip with special of city and rural national park, including time to relax and shopping at the centre. With the package of 10 days we hope to bring Guests all of a real vacation.

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore scenic beauties from the North to the South of Vietnam.
Discover several key heritage sites in Vietnam: Hanoi Old Quarter, colorful hill tribal cultures in Sapa, the wonder of Halong Bay and the rich land of Mekong Delta.
Enjoy leisure time in spectacular places: picturesque countryside, amazing landscapes, wonderful beaches and islands.
Experience the busy city life in big cities as well as the peaceful life of countryside.
Understanding further about the country, culture, custom and people of Vietnam
Relax at beauty spots and enjoying nature with pure fresh air, good weather, friendly local people, native cuisine, etc.

DETAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL

Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Up on arrival in Hanoi , we will be welcomed by Vietnam Typical Tours car and driver, transferred to hotel in the city center, check in and relax.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (L)

Have breakfast at hotel and ready for the trip at the lobby OR the meeting points.
Our guide will pick you up between 07h45 and 08h00.
08h30: Arrive Tran Quoc Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6 th century.
09h00 – 9h15: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body
of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked
from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy –
It is the most unique padoga in the world
11h00: Visit one of these
– Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups
living in Vietnam (Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays & Sundays)
– Bat Trang ceramíc village to explore the daily life of the local and learn about the
process how to make a perfect product (Mondays – Wednesdays – Fridays)
12h30: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese
cuisine with 8 delicious dishes.
13h30 – 13h45: Continue visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam,
established in the 11 century
15h45: Leave for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, which honors General
Tran Hung Dao who defeated the invader in 13 th certury.
16h15: Tour finishes. Back to hotel and you will have free time for dinner.

 After your dinner, around 20.45, Our tour assistant pick up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap train station. He will lead you to your cabin on the train. The train departs for Sapa and sleep the night on train. Travel time approx 9 hrs.

Overnight on the train – 4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)

DAY 2 : LAO CAI – SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN (MUONG HOA VALLEY) ( B, L, D)

Sapa tour, Sapa tours From hanoi

Sapa tour, Sapa tours From hanoi

Arrival Lao cai , Shuttle bus will transfer you go up hill to Sapa, for breakfast.
Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are 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, we 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 take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch we will have some free time and walk to meeting point then the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa.

Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 3 : CAT CAT – SIN CHAI – LAO CAI – HANOI (B, L,D)

A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi. Overnigh on train

Overnight on the train – 4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)

DAY 4 : HANOI – HALONG BAY (L,D)

Around 5:30 AM, Train will arrive Hanoi. Our guide will pick you up at station then take you to hotel. You will have free time to relax and have breakfast before starting Halong Bay Tour. (No room for early to check in this morning)

07.45 – 8:00: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam

12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Renea Cruise.

12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.

13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Halong Bay.

15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.

17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.

19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.

20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.

Overnight onboard with Renea Cruise.

DAY 5 : HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)

06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food

08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature

09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.

11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier

12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi

Trip finishes at around 17h00.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 6 : FREE DAY – FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

You have free day to go around Hanoi for sight-seeing and shopping.

Transfer to airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 7 : CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)

7h30 – 7h45 am In the morning we will visit Cu Chi tunnels first. Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Today, Cu Chi is a tranquil place of rice paddy fields with ducks and water buffalos bathing in the rivers alongside the road. But this peaceful rural scene belies the terrible destruction and defoliation caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Cu Chi still contains plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here and all over this area you will find the remnants of war.
After break for lunch, we will back to HCM City to visit the War Remnant Museum, the Reunification Palace, which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, and some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Catheral and the Old Central Post Office. We end the city tour at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 8 : HO CHI MINH CITY – Mekong Delta boat Tour (B, L, D)

7h45 am, after having breakfast at hotel check out and leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel. Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market.
Overnight hotel Can tho

DAY 9 : Mekong Boat Tour – Ho Chi Minh City  (B, L)

After breakfast, Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river ( Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Răng floating market (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only o¬ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Back to HCM city at around 5 pm.

Spend the whole night in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 10 : HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel and free  time then the driver will transfer to the airport for your flight to your home country.

Note: This is a typical tour made by VIETNAM TYPICAL TOURS. In any case, please contact us for details in accordance with your departure date or customized itinerary. You can also start your trip from Hochiminh city.

The service in inclusive of:
– All accommodations as mentioned in program. 2 people/double or twin rooms in hotel and on the boat in Halong bay.
– All meals dedicated in program as B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
-Domestic flight: Hanoi – Hochiminh City.
– Private car or minibus transfer along the trip
– Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft berths sharing cabin
– All entrance fees and permission
– Kayaking in Halong bay
– English speaking guide

The service is excluded:
– International flight.
– Visa arrangement.
– Travel insurances.
– Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
– Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any)
– Tips and gratuities.
– Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.