EXOTIC NORTHERN & CENTRAL VIETNAM 15DAYS/14NIGHTS
DAY 1: HANOI – WELCOME DINNER
Warmest welcome at Noi Bai Intel’ Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Free your exploration as you wish.
In the evening, enjoy welcome dinner at Vietnamese restaurant with Vietnamese Cuisine .
Hotel in Hanoi
DAY 2: FULLDAY HANOI CITY TOUR (B,L )
Visit the first stop of the day, the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ( closed on Monday & Friday) , where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” may be viewed, his House on Stilts,, the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda. The next stops will be the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and an optional museum. Following lunch with a Hanoi famous specialty, Cha Ca (grilled fish), you will enjoy a one-hour cyclo ride around Hanoi’s Old Quarter. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. You will have time for relaxing with a 30 minute foot massage in the Old Quarter back to hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight stay in Hanoi
DAY 3: HANOI – HA GIANG 320km / 200 miles (B,L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. This morning,drive along a beautiful river to Ha Giang ( called Golden Gate of Viet Nam) . You will make frequent stops on the way for photograph.
Arrive Ha Giang by the late afternoon, spend your own time for relaxation for wandering around the town before your beautiful Vietnamese dinner is served in an authentic restaurant. Hotel in Ha Giang
DAY 4: HA GIANG – LUNG CU FLAG POLE – DONG VAN (B,L,D) 191km / 119 miles
Wake up in the morning with a breath of a peaceful mountainous city. This is the most beautiful drive in this journey. Today you and our guide will have an impressive view to the famous rocky mountain plateau. Stop on the half way for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue visit to a H’Mong King’s palace in Sa Phin, which is almost one hundred years old. Then we will reach closer to the border with China where you will visit Flag pole, it’s also the border point between 2 countries so from their you can view both Vietnam and China. Dong Van town is our last point today.
Hotel in Guesthouse in Dong Van town DAY 5: DONG VAN – BABE NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D) : 250km / 155 miles
Breakfast/ We leave Dong Van at 8.00AM and drive along Nho Que river where you will have amazing view from the road to a very steep valley. Then you will have a chance to see one of four biggest passes in Vietnam: Ma Pi Leng Pass. Lunch on the way and arrive Ba Be lake by the late afternoon. Here you will stay with a Tay family on a house on stilts on a side of the lake. Spend the rest of the afternoon to visit the village on your own.
Homestay in Ba Be National Park
DAY 6: BABE BOAT TRIP – CAO BANG (B,L,D) : 125km / 78 miles
Enjoy a beautiful morning with fresh air, among a traditional peaceful village. Start our boat trip around the most beautiful lake in the North Vietnam, where you can see different species of fauna and flora. This is one of 100 biggest lakes in the world, one of 20 special fresh water lakes which need preserving. Have lunch and say good bye to the family. Continue our drive to Cao Bang town for staying overnight. Hotel in Cao Bang
DAY 7: CAO BANG – BAN GIOC WATERFALL – CAO BANG (B,L) 190km / 119 miles
Breakfast at hotel. Heading out of Cao Bang town, we start venturing into the most remote northern region of Cao Bang province. We will drive pass Trung Khanh before arriving the famous waterfall of Ban Gioc, the biggest one in Vietnam (it may not have full of water in dry season). We will be back in Cao Bang in the afternoon, spend the rest of the day for relaxing and visiting the town by yourself. Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang. Hotel in Cao Bang
DAY 8: CAO BANG – LANG SON (B,L) : 118km / 74 miles
It will take us a full morning to drive from Cao Bang to Lang Son, the border town which was destroyed by the recent Sino – Vietnam War but was rebuilt to be an important trade center in the Northeast of Vietnam. After checking in hotel and having lunch in Lang Son city, we will visit 2 beautiful legendary caves and a local market in the town.
Hotel in Lang Son
DAY 9: LANG SON – HALONG BAY (B,L,D) 186km / 116 miles
The road today will be a little bit bumpy but with the beauty of the sceneries, the drive will be worthwhile. We will drive through beautiful mountains and coastline of Quang Ninh province, the hometown of Halong. Arrival in Halong city in the afternoon, free discovery and relax. Overnight at hotel in Halong.
Day 10: HALONG BAY ON CRUISE (B,L,D)
Free in the morning.
You will be picked up at your hotel to travel to Halong Bay. A traditional style Vietnamese Cruise is waiting your arrival and will set sail at noon. Fresh seafood lunch will be served on board amidst spectacular views of the bay. In the afternoon visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the largest caves in Halong Bay and included is a beach stop where perhaps you may want to take a swim or dip in the water of the Gulf of Tonkin. Evening enjoys a fresh seafood dinner and some interesting activities on board cruise. Overnight on board cruise
DAY 11: HALONG BAY – HANOI – DANANG ( Breakfast & lunch brunch)
Enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay in the morning hours as your boat cruise back to Halong Pier. Disembark and drive back to Hanoi airport for The transport will take you directly to Noi Bai Airport to catch the flight to Da Nang in the central region of Vietnam from where you can enjoy night & modern life that is quite different with your past days experiences . O/n in Danang
DAY 12: DANANG BEACH RELAXING ( B)
Free at leisure in Danang Beach – to be one of the 6th famous beach in our plant.
DAY 13: DANANG – HOIAN (B,L )
Breakfast at hotel. Change your experience by driving to Hoian – the Charming Ancient town locating 30km from Danang. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Hoi An is now one of five UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites in Vietnam.O/n in Hoian
DAY 14: HOIAN (B,L )
Half day enjoy biking tour to village ( Tootal Biking Distance: Approx. 08 kilometers)
Our tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby, then biking to Thu Bon pier, board on a boat and cruise along Thu Bon River to Cam Kim Pier (15-minute cruise). From here, we start biking to the Kim Bong carpentry village for a visit. Then, continue to bike to Tra Nhieu Village (4 kilometers) to visit traditional handicraft of the village such as: farming, fishing, poultry and livestock breeding, mattress making. You will have a chance to learn how to row a traditional bamboo boat along the water coconut forest and feeling the freshness (named as “Thung Chai”). This activity promises for exciting unforgettable moments.
After having lunch with special dishes at the village and taking a short rest, we bike back to Cam Kim Pier (4 kilometers), get on boat and head back to Hoi An town.
PM: Free at leisure for shopping. O/n in Hoian
DAY 15: HOIAN – DANANG – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure for transfer to airport for departure flight to be back home.
TOUR COST: USD/PAX to be quoted upon clarified inquires
Programe can be adjusted upon your requests