Private 16-day Vietnam in depth tour:Hanoi-Sapa-Halong-Hue-Hoian-Saigon-Phuquoc

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This comprehensive trip explores the best sights of Vietnam with stunning landscapes, fascinating cultures, friendly people - plus some exhilarant cities. The main attractions feature the image of both the new and the old city of Hanoi, the imaginary world of Halong Bay, the romance and peacefulness of Hue and Hoian, the hustle and bustle of Saigon and the fertile land of Mekong Delta, the sea paradise of Phu Quoc.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival Ha Noi Stop At: Ha Noi Moment, HanoiOn arrival in Hanoi, warm welcome by our tour guide and transfer to your hotel for relaxing. Overnight in Hanoi Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Golden Rooster Hotel/ 3star/ Deluxe roomDay 2: Ha Noi street food and city tour (B,L) Stop At: Ha Noi Moment, Hanoi8:00am Guide will pick up at hotel - Morning stop at Bach Ma temple and continue walking along the narrow streets to Hang Be market. Taste street foods and learn about “local cuisine culture”, such as cha que (sausage with cinnamon), banh cuon (Vietnamese rolling cakes), bun cha (rice noodles served with cha que), nem (deep fried “square-shape” spring rolls) and che (a popular dessert soup with many varieties kinds of beans). Take a rest at a local cafe. Afternoon, continue visiting the Presidential Palace (façade only), One Pillar pagoda, the Temple of Literature. Enjoy a cyclo ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter, followed is the water puppet show at Thang Long theatre. Overnight in Hanoi Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Golden Rooster Hotel/ 3star/ Deluxe roomDay 3: Hanoi - Sapa – half day tour (B/L)Stop At: Sapa Market, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceDrive to Sapa (5 hour driving). Arrive in Sapa, have lunch at a local restaurant. Then embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through the hill tribe villages of Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Freesia hotel Sa Pa/ 3star plus/ Superior roomDay 4: Coc Ly Tuesday Market - Hanoi (B/L)Stop At: Coc Ly Market, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceDrive to Coc Ly Tuesday Market. It takes us 2 hour driving to reach there. This is a small but very colorful market in a mountainous area where the Flower H’mong mainly gathers to exchange their homemade products. Then we will have a short trek to Trung Do village (Tay). It is the unique opportunity for you to see the traditional lifestyle of tribal minorities and their costumes and handicrafts.Drive back to Hanoi. The program could be changed in accordance with weekly market in Sapa Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ha Noi Moment, HanoiCheck in the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Golden Rooster Hotel/ 3star/ Deluxe roomDay 5: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceHave breakfast at the hotel. 7:30 – 8:00: Junk’s shuttle bus will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi centre. Drive to Halong City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side.On arrival, enjoy welcome drink on board, receive cruise brief programs and safety instructions. Then check-in and enjoy lunch while the cruise starts cruising into quiet area of Halong Bay, passing small islets. Visit caves, grottos by bamboo boat and stop at Ti Top beach for swimming or enjoy kayaking (optional). You can enjoy cruise activities such as cooking class, Happy Hour time, watching movies, or squid fishing at night. Enjoy dinner and relaxing time on board.Please note the Cruise Itinerary and Program may be subject to change without prior noticeDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: (Glory Legend Cruise/ 3star/ Deluxe Ocean view cabin) www.glorylegendcruises.netKayaking is includedDay 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B/L)Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceThe day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat, check-out, have a lunch while cruising back to the Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark and say farewell to the crew. Then join bus go back to Hanoi.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: NoiBai Private Transfer, HanoiUpon arrive in Bac Ninh T-Junction (road between Halong and Hanoi), our driver will contact to Junk’s tour guide and pick you up in here to transfer directly to the airport for flight to Hue from Hanoi Depart 19:55/Arrive 21:05 (you can avoid the traffic jam in Hanoi)Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue, Thua Thien - Hue ProvinceUpon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Hue check-in (driver only). Overnight in Hue.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Cherish Hotel Hue/ 3star/ Deluxe roomDay 7: Hue City tour - Half day tour with scooter and half day tour with van (B/L/D) Stop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue, Thua Thien - Hue ProvinceHuế – the cultural and spiritual heart of Central VietnamHighlights: Quốc Học High School, Vọng Cảnh Hill, Hổ Quyền Arena (Tiger Fighting Arena), Mr. Hè Café, Cemetery for Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs, Tu Hieu pagoda, Imperial Citadel08.00 am – Aodaigo ladies in a traditional Áo Dài (Vietnamese traditional dress) meet and take you to Quốc Học High School, founded on October 23, 1896 and known as the first and the oldest high school in Vietnam. Then we ride eastward along the city river to Thanh Toàn tile-roofed Bridge in Thanh Toàn village, Thủy Thanh Commune, Hương Thủy District, about 8 km from Hue city. Here we will enjoy the peaceful scenery of the countryside with farmers working on their tranquil rice fields, talk to friendly local people in the small market and learn more about their daily life. 9.00 am – Leaving Thanh Toàn Village, we head to Vọng Cảnh Hill to have a vista of the beautiful Perfume River. Then we will have a stop at Hổ Quyền Arena, built in 1830 on the south bank of the Perfume River. It was the arena where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperors, the royal families and mandarins. Stop for a rest at Mr. Hè Café. Its owner is an artist and a war items collector. You may be curious and interested in learning the history behind his collection of Vietnam War items, such as canteens, zippo lighters, soldier headgears and etc. A short walk from Mr. Hè Café is Từ Hiếu Pagoda, also known as the resting place of the Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs. Tu Hieu Pagoda attracts visitors with its own beauty and thrilling and fascinating stories of the eunuchs.In the afternoon, we visit to the Imperial Citadel, built in 1804 on a site chosen in accordance with the principles of geomancy. Have a home style dinner at the local house. Savor with special dishes and enjoy royal tea with the open atmosphere of a hospitality and friendly family. Overnight in Hue Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Cherish Hotel Hue/ 3star/ Deluxe roomDay 8: Hue - Danang - Hoi An city tour (B) Stop At: Da Nang Museum, Da NangDepart for Hoi An. The panoramic views of the clouds, the sea and the mountains unfold at the scenic Lang Co lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we travel over the spectacular the Hai Van Pass. On the way, we will visit the Cham Fine Arts Museum (which known as the best Cham pa collection of Stone Sculpture to be found in the world); Also visiting the Marble Mounts with Cave Pagodas and Stone Crafts village at the foot of the mount. Take a look at Non Nuoc beach. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam ProvinceUpon arrive Hoi An, check in hotel and overnight in Hoi an Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Rose Mary boutique hotel/3star+/ Rosemary Deluxe roomDay 9: Tra Que - Cam Thanh Village by bicycle – Hoi An ancient town (B/L)Stop At: Tra Que Vegetable Village, Hoi An, Quang Nam ProvinceOptional biking along the countryside roads. Visit an organic vegetable village. Next, experience riding a water buffalo and take a bike (or car) to Cam Thanh village. We will be amazed how is nice the coconut characteristic house and water coconut and bamboo handicraft furniture. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. Have lunch at Tra Que Village. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam ProvinceAfternoon, take a walking tour in Hoi An featuring Phung Hung Ancient House, Museum of Hoi An, Kwan Kung Temple, Japanese Covered Bridge, Workshops of Traditional Handicrafts and Hoi An Market.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Rose Mary boutique hotel/3star+/ Rosemary Deluxe roomDay 10: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon (B) Stop At: Danang Airport Transfer, Da NangWe have a leisurely morning until normal check-out. Transfer to Danang airport for flight to Saigon (driver only). Duration: 1 hourStop At: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), Ho Chi Minh CityUpon arrival, meet driver and transfer to hotel check-in. Overnight in Saigon.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Silverland Central hotel/3 star/ Deluxe roomDay 11: Cu Chi Tunnels - City tour (B/L) Stop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City8:00AM have an excursion to Cu Chi, 70km north of Saigon, famed for it’s over 200-kilometre-long tunnels that were used by guerrilla fighters during the Viet Nam War Understand how they managed to prolong the war in such difficult conditions. Stop at the Ben Dinh War Memorial and test your marksmanship with an AK rifle at local rifle range (optional). Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), Ho Chi Minh CityIn the afternoon: city tour includes: War Remnants Museum, features Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French in 1880 and City Post office building. Drop by Ben Thanh Market for viewing local people doing their transactions at its busiest time. Overnight in Saigon.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Silverland Central hotel/3 star/ Deluxe roomDay 12: Sai Gon - Cai Be - Tan Phong Island - Saigon (B/L) Stop At: Cai Be Floating Market, Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Deltadrive toward Mekong Delta – Southern- most area of Viet Nam and known as the rice basket region of the country- First we will drive to Cai Be (2,5 hours) Take boat trip to visit Cai Be Floating market. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn. A delicious lunch will be served at local house.After lunch, we’ll come to Tân Phong Island. The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. One more option for you if you like biking around the village on Tân Phong island, biking / walking on village paths Come to visit Mekong garden, have a cup of tea and enjoy the local music in this garden. The cruise will end at Cai Be pier and drive back to city approx. 17:30. Overnight in Saigon Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Silverland Central hotel/3 star/ Deluxe roomDay 13: Sai Gon - Phu Quoc (B)Stop At: Phu Quoc Countryside, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang ProvinceBreakfast at hotel – Driver will pick up and transfer to airport for mid- morning flight to Phu Quoc. Arrive in Phu Quoc, transfer to hotel by Hotel’s bus. Check in the hotel.Free time is at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Anja Beach Resort & Spa/4 star/Deluxe balcony sea view Day 14: Phu Quoc easy day (B)Stop At: Phu Quoc Countryside, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang ProvinceFree time is at leisure on beach Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Anja Beach Resort & Spa/4 star/Deluxe balcony sea viewDay 15: Phu Quoc easy day (B)Stop At: Phu Quoc Countryside, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang ProvinceFree time is at leisure on beachDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Anja Beach Resort & Spa/4 star/Deluxe balcony sea viewDay 16: Phu Quoc - Departure (B)Pass By: Phu Quoc National Park, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang ProvinceTransfer to the airport for your departure flight by Hotel’s bus. Have a great trip! There are many flights from Phu Quoc to Saigon and from Phu Quoc to Hanoi every day to connect your departure flight. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 14x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 9x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 15 nights
  • Private transportation with 04 seats Van in good air-conditioner
  • except transportation from Hanoi/Halong/Hanoi by seat-in-coach
  • except using hotel’s bus for round trip airport transfers in Phu Quoc
  • Accommodations based on double/twin or triple sharing with daily breakfast
  • Meals as indicated (B,L,D) in program (excluded drinks)
  • All sightseeing fees & Boat fees as program
  • English speaking guide as in program
  •  Complimentary 02 bottle of mineral water per person per sightseeing day
  • Entry/Admission - Ha Noi Moment
  • Entry/Admission - Ha Noi Moment
  • Entry/Admission - Sapa Market
  • Entry/Admission - Coc Ly Market
  • Entry/Admission - Ha Noi Moment
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - NoiBai Private Transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
  • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
  • Entry/Admission - Da Nang Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Tra Que Vegetable Village
  • Entry/Admission - Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Danang Airport Transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
  • Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
  • Entry/Admission - Cai Be Floating Market
  • Entry/Admission - Phu Quoc Countryside
  • Entry/Admission - Phu Quoc Countryside
  • Entry/Admission - Phu Quoc Countryside

What’s not included

  • Drinks - Private expenses
  • Travel insurance of all types
  • Bank services for payment if you pay by Visa Card which is 2% & bank fee for deposit.
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Surcharge fee on peak season, from Apr 28 to May 01, Sept 01 & 02 & 03, from December 24 to 31 2019
  • Entry visa to Vietnam
  • All current airfares: Hanoi - Hue, Danang – Saigon, Saigon – PhuQuoc – Saigon
  • Other services not mentioned

Itinerary

Day 10: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon (B) Stop At: Danang Airport Transfer, Da Nang We have a leisurely morning until normal check-out. Transfer to Danang airport for flight to Saigon (driver only). Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), Ho Chi Minh City Upon arrival, meet driver and transfer to hotel check-in. Overnight in Saigon. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Silverland Central hotel/3 star/ Deluxe room
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels - City tour (B/L) Stop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City 8:00AM have an excursion to Cu Chi, 70km north of Saigon, famed for it’s over 200-kilometre-long tunnels that were used by guerrilla fighters during the Viet Nam War Understand how they managed to prolong the war in such difficult conditions. Stop at the Ben Dinh War Memorial and test your marksmanship with an AK rifle at local rifle range (optional). Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), Ho Chi Minh City In the afternoon: city tour includes: War Remnants Museum, features Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French in 1880 and City Post office building. Drop by Ben Thanh Market for viewing local people doing their transactions at its busiest time. Overnight in Saigon. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Silverland Central hotel/3 star/ Deluxe room
Day 12: Sai Gon - Cai Be - Tan Phong Island - Saigon (B/L) Stop At: Cai Be Floating Market, Cai Be, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta drive toward Mekong Delta – Southern- most area of Viet Nam and known as the rice basket region of the country- First we will drive to Cai Be (2,5 hours) Take boat trip to visit Cai Be Floating market. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where you can see how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn. A delicious lunch will be served at local house. After lunch, we’ll come to Tân Phong Island. The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. One more option for you if you like biking around the village on Tân Phong island, biking / walking on village paths Come to visit Mekong garden, have a cup of tea and enjoy the local music in this garden. The cruise will end at Cai Be pier and drive back to city approx. 17:30. Overnight in Saigon Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Silverland Central hotel/3 star/ Deluxe room
Day 13: Sai Gon - Phu Quoc (B) Stop At: Phu Quoc Countryside, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province Breakfast at hotel – Driver will pick up and transfer to airport for mid- morning flight to Phu Quoc. Arrive in Phu Quoc, transfer to hotel by Hotel’s bus. Check in the hotel. Free time is at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Anja Beach Resort & Spa/4 star/Deluxe balcony sea view
Day 14: Phu Quoc easy day (B) Stop At: Phu Quoc Countryside, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province Free time is at leisure on beach Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Anja Beach Resort & Spa/4 star/Deluxe balcony sea view
Day 15: Phu Quoc easy day (B) Stop At: Phu Quoc Countryside, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province Free time is at leisure on beach Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Anja Beach Resort & Spa/4 star/Deluxe balcony sea view
Day 16: Phu Quoc - Departure (B) Pass By: Phu Quoc National Park, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province Transfer to the airport for your departure flight by Hotel’s bus. Have a great trip! There are many flights from Phu Quoc to Saigon and from Phu Quoc to Hanoi every day to connect your departure flight. No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi Stop At: Ha Noi Moment, Hanoi On arrival in Hanoi, warm welcome by our tour guide and transfer to your hotel for relaxing. Overnight in Hanoi Duration: 45 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Golden Rooster Hotel/ 3star/ Deluxe room
Day 2: Ha Noi street food and city tour (B,L) Stop At: Ha Noi Moment, Hanoi 8:00am Guide will pick up at hotel - Morning stop at Bach Ma temple and continue walking along the narrow streets to Hang Be market. Taste street foods and learn about “local cuisine culture”, such as cha que (sausage with cinnamon), banh cuon (Vietnamese rolling cakes), bun cha (rice noodles served with cha que), nem (deep fried “square-shape” spring rolls) and che (a popular dessert soup with many varieties kinds of beans). Take a rest at a local cafe. Afternoon, continue visiting the Presidential Palace (façade only), One Pillar pagoda, the Temple of Literature. Enjoy a cyclo ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter, followed is the water puppet show at Thang Long theatre. Overnight in Hanoi Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Golden Rooster Hotel/ 3star/ Deluxe room
Day 3: Hanoi - Sapa – half day tour (B/L) Stop At: Sapa Market, Sapa, Lao Cai Province Drive to Sapa (5 hour driving). Arrive in Sapa, have lunch at a local restaurant. Then embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through the hill tribe villages of Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Freesia hotel Sa Pa/ 3star plus/ Superior room
Day 4: Coc Ly Tuesday Market - Hanoi (B/L) Stop At: Coc Ly Market, Sapa, Lao Cai Province Drive to Coc Ly Tuesday Market. It takes us 2 hour driving to reach there. This is a small but very colorful market in a mountainous area where the Flower H’mong mainly gathers to exchange their homemade products. Then we will have a short trek to Trung Do village (Tay). It is the unique opportunity for you to see the traditional lifestyle of tribal minorities and their costumes and handicrafts. Drive back to Hanoi. The program could be changed in accordance with weekly market in Sapa Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Ha Noi Moment, Hanoi Check in the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Golden Rooster Hotel/ 3star/ Deluxe room
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province Have breakfast at the hotel. 7:30 – 8:00: Junk’s shuttle bus will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi centre. Drive to Halong City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side. On arrival, enjoy welcome drink on board, receive cruise brief programs and safety instructions. Then check-in and enjoy lunch while the cruise starts cruising into quiet area of Halong Bay, passing small islets. Visit caves, grottos by bamboo boat and stop at Ti Top beach for swimming or enjoy kayaking (optional). You can enjoy cruise activities such as cooking class, Happy Hour time, watching movies, or squid fishing at night. Enjoy dinner and relaxing time on board. Please note the Cruise Itinerary and Program may be subject to change without prior notice Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: (Glory Legend Cruise/ 3star/ Deluxe Ocean view cabin) www.glorylegendcruises.net Kayaking is included
Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B/L) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat, check-out, have a lunch while cruising back to the Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark and say farewell to the crew. Then join bus go back to Hanoi. Duration: 6 hours Stop At: NoiBai Private Transfer, Hanoi Upon arrive in Bac Ninh T-Junction (road between Halong and Hanoi), our driver will contact to Junk’s tour guide and pick you up in here to transfer directly to the airport for flight to Hue from Hanoi Depart 19:55/Arrive 21:05 (you can avoid the traffic jam in Hanoi) Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue, Thua Thien - Hue Province Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Hue check-in (driver only). Overnight in Hue. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Cherish Hotel Hue/ 3star/ Deluxe room
Day 7: Hue City tour - Half day tour with scooter and half day tour with van (B/L/D) Stop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue, Thua Thien - Hue Province Huế – the cultural and spiritual heart of Central Vietnam Highlights: Quốc Học High School, Vọng Cảnh Hill, Hổ Quyền Arena (Tiger Fighting Arena), Mr. Hè Café, Cemetery for Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs, Tu Hieu pagoda, Imperial Citadel 08.00 am – Aodaigo ladies in a traditional Áo Dài (Vietnamese traditional dress) meet and take you to Quốc Học High School, founded on October 23, 1896 and known as the first and the oldest high school in Vietnam. Then we ride eastward along the city river to Thanh Toàn tile-roofed Bridge in Thanh Toàn village, Thủy Thanh Commune, Hương Thủy District, about 8 km from Hue city. Here we will enjoy the peaceful scenery of the countryside with farmers working on their tranquil rice fields, talk to friendly local people in the small market and learn more about their daily life. 9.00 am – Leaving Thanh Toàn Village, we head to Vọng Cảnh Hill to have a vista of the beautiful Perfume River. Then we will have a stop at Hổ Quyền Arena, built in 1830 on the south bank of the Perfume River. It was the arena where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperors, the royal families and mandarins. Stop for a rest at Mr. Hè Café. Its owner is an artist and a war items collector. You may be curious and interested in learning the history behind his collection of Vietnam War items, such as canteens, zippo lighters, soldier headgears and etc. A short walk from Mr. Hè Café is Từ Hiếu Pagoda, also known as the resting place of the Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs. Tu Hieu Pagoda attracts visitors with its own beauty and thrilling and fascinating stories of the eunuchs. In the afternoon, we visit to the Imperial Citadel, built in 1804 on a site chosen in accordance with the principles of geomancy. Have a home style dinner at the local house. Savor with special dishes and enjoy royal tea with the open atmosphere of a hospitality and friendly family. Overnight in Hue Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Cherish Hotel Hue/ 3star/ Deluxe room
Day 8: Hue - Danang - Hoi An city tour (B) Stop At: Da Nang Museum, Da Nang Depart for Hoi An. The panoramic views of the clouds, the sea and the mountains unfold at the scenic Lang Co lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we travel over the spectacular the Hai Van Pass. On the way, we will visit the Cham Fine Arts Museum (which known as the best Cham pa collection of Stone Sculpture to be found in the world); Also visiting the Marble Mounts with Cave Pagodas and Stone Crafts village at the foot of the mount. Take a look at Non Nuoc beach. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province Upon arrive Hoi An, check in hotel and overnight in Hoi an Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Rose Mary boutique hotel/3star+/ Rosemary Deluxe room
Day 9: Tra Que - Cam Thanh Village by bicycle – Hoi An ancient town (B/L) Stop At: Tra Que Vegetable Village, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province Optional biking along the countryside roads. Visit an organic vegetable village. Next, experience riding a water buffalo and take a bike (or car) to Cam Thanh village. We will be amazed how is nice the coconut characteristic house and water coconut and bamboo handicraft furniture. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. Have lunch at Tra Que Village. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province Afternoon, take a walking tour in Hoi An featuring Phung Hung Ancient House, Museum of Hoi An, Kwan Kung Temple, Japanese Covered Bridge, Workshops of Traditional Handicrafts and Hoi An Market. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Rose Mary boutique hotel/3star+/ Rosemary Deluxe room
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