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15 Days Vietnam Discovery Tour
- Discovery of Vietnam
- Mekong Delta
- White Sand Dunes
- Historical Sites
- Halong Bay Cruise
- Sapa - Minority Communities
You will receive a warm welcome at the airport and be led by our guide to downtown.
Reunification Palace is your first stop, which was once the home and workplace of South Vietnam’s president of during the Vietnam War.
Going after the Gothic-style Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, established by French colonists, shows you the differences and similarities with Paris’ one.
Enjoy your free at Ben Thanh Market popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, ao dai, souvenirs as well as local cuisine.
This day we drive to My Tho and take boat to explore Mekong Delta, where you see floating-fish cages scattering, savor fruit in the garden, and listen to folk music.
Then enjoy the horse-cart tour through the roads of village (2km). Learn about Dao Dua, a kind of religion of Mekong Delta, telling a portion of local cultures and customs. The visit of some local houses depicts Vietnamese daily life for you.
After that, we drive back to downtown Saigon.
Early you are transferred to Mui Ne by train from Saigon, and then step into the amazing White Sand Dunes, one of the miracle of nature, which resemble a miniature desert with beautiful patterns etched into the ever-changing sand by the wind as long as you face the right direction.
Next morning you can throw yourself into the pretty scenery at Mui Ne Beach, or join in the very popular activities such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, etc. Afternoon you are served by Lat Village in Dalat. You can dance with Co Ho Minority, drink Can Wine, etc. Free in the nice ancient town at night.
The Art-Deco-style Dalat Railway Station, a national historical monument, entertains you with its unique design on roofs, arching ceiling, and colored glass windows. Then Truc Lam Temple, a Buddhist temple surrounded by Tuyen Lam Lake, readily tells its own stories to you.
You will be impressed by Hang Nga Guesthouse, similar to a giant banyan tree with sculptured design elements representing natural forms such as animals, mushrooms, spider webs and caves. Afternoon the Mun Islet in Nha Trang serves you with a dive to watch coral by glass bottom ship. You can enjoy leisure time at Ca Na Beach, or satisfy shopping desire at Dam Market in Tran Phu Street.
Take the morning flight to Danang about 45 minutes, and drive to Hoi An to visit Fukian Assembly Hall, at first built as a traditional assembly hall for the Chinese ethnic group from Fujian Province of China, and later transformed to a temple dedicated to their deity named Thien Hau - the goddess of sea who protects sailors from danger.
Then enjoy your afternoon on Cua Dai Beach, the 'seaside' area of Hoi An, famous for the ancient town and listed as one of Vietnam's five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Spend your nightlife in Hoi An Ancient Town, considered as the best destination for trading in all of Southeast Asia by Chinese and Japanese merchants.
This day begins with Tra Que Vegetable Village in Hoi An Town, which is not only a brand known for making high-quality fresh vegetables, but also an attractive destination for travelers inside and outside of the country.
Then take a 2-hour drive to visit the Imperial City in Hue, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam.
Appreciate the picturesque landscape along the Huong Rive by boat at night, and listen to Ca Hue, an ode of Hue.
We spend the day sightseeing in and around Hue.
The spectacular Khai Dịnh Tomb, located on a steep hill, which was taken 11 years to complete, attracts your eyes with a blend of Western and Eastern architecture.
And Tomb of Tu Duc is waiting for your visit, which was built for the Nguyen Emperor Tu Duc and divided into a Temple Area and a Tomb Area. Thien Mu Pagoda is also on your visit-list. It is Vietnam’s tallest historic temple whose pagoda has seven storeys.
Then take the night train to Hanoi, and sleep on the train.
Moring you will be picked up at Hanoi station and check in the hotel. Afternoon Vietnam Women’s Museum shows you a record of women’s roles in Vietnam's many military conflicts and in commerce.
Next stop is Temple of Literature (National University), the oldest university in Vietnam with five courtyards include beautiful gardens, walls inscribed with the names of scholars, several altars, etc.
Then watch the Water Puppet in Thang Long Theater. Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre. Enjoy the coffee nearby the Hoan Kiem Lake.
Take a 2.5-hour morning drive to the UNSECO World Heritage - Halong Bay, which possesses and outstanding, universal aesthetic value. Check – in Junk in Halong Bay. You are greeted with an enthusiastic reception. The welcome drink is awaiting you. Taking a boat to the Amazing Cave & Luon Cave well adorns your entire Vietnam tour. Enjoy the float on the bay to appreciate the picturesque scenery.
Next day early enjoy the pure morning on Junk, and have a local featured breakfast. Enjoy free time at leisure. Then drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon and take the night train to Lao Cai (Sapa).
Lao Cai (Sapa) is the best place for you to see the variety of minorities in Vietnam. Upon arrival you can take a break to enjoy the breakfast, and then our guide will escort you to visit Cat Cat Village by walk where H'mong Ethnics is living. Then head to Taphin Village to visit the Red Dzao Ethnics.
Next morning drive to Lao Chai Village to meet Black H'mong Ethnics, and Ta Van Village which breeds Dzay Ethnics. After that, you get a clear recognition of the different lifestyles in Vietnam.
At night back to Lao Cai railway station to leave for Hanoi by train.
- On Arrival at Hanoi, you are sent to hotel or airport and say goodbye to this discovery tour in Vietnam.
- Private transfer (air-conditioned vehicle) as listed in itinerary;
- Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;
- Local English speaking tour guide in each city as programmed;
- 3-star hotels with daily breakfast in each city as programmed;
- Meals at local restaurants as indicated (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner);
- Domestic Airfare and airport tax;
- Daily bottle of mineral water;
- Service charge and government tax.
- International flights of arrival & departure;
- Optional meals/attractions/activities/tours;
- Travel assurance & Personal assurance
- Tips for tour guides and drivers;
- VISA fees;
- Personal expenses;
- Others not mentioned.