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Vietnam Spiritual Tour on Offer

As you know, the terms “eco-tourism”, “responsible tourism” and even “voluntourism” have entered common usage for years but now there is an emerging trend on the horizon that is being cited at the fastest growing sector in the whole travel business, so called "spiritual tourism". It is starting to be taken very seriously by governments and tourism authorities. Taking time out to explore the depths of the world's wisdom traditions is probably a good idea. "Spiritual tour" may bring greater enlightenment to the individual, increased understanding between different cultures and may even help to foster an emerging spiritual renaissance. Handetour.Com is also offering a special “Vietnam Spiritual Tour” to discover Vietnam culture, landscape and history with special cultural activities:

-       Mua Roi Nuoc Thang Long Hanoi - Water puppet show

-       Ca Tru Thang Long Hanoi - A genre of traditional singing

-       Quan Ho Bac Ninh – Traditional fork song

-       Thai Traditional Music Show in Mai Chau valley

-       Len Dong Show - Going into trance

-       Vo Kinh Van An – Matial arts

-       Com Vua Hue - Imperial dinner

-       Vo Binh Dinh – Martial arts

-       Welcome and Farewell Dinner

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Hanoi – Viet Tri – Dong Anh – Hai Duong – Mai Chau – Son Tay – Hung Yen – Nam Dinh – Thai Binh - Ninh Binh – Thanh Hoa – Nghe An – Quang Binh – Quang Tri – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Quy Nhon – Phu Yen – Nha Trang – Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh

 

 

FULL ITINERARY:

 

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (.)

You are warmly welcomed by our tour guide and driver, transfer to Hanoi, check in and enjoy your free time after long flight trip. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi – Viet Tri – Dong Anh – Hanoi (B/L/D)

We will leave Hanoi at 8:00 for Viet Tri to visit Hung King Temple area. The area is a complex consisting of several temples dedicated to the cult of Hùng Vương - the first descendants the mythological founders of the Vietnamese, Lac Long Quan and Au Co. Have local lunch in Viet Tri city and drive back to Dong Anh district to visit Co Loa Ancent Citadel which is the Capital of Vietnam in 3rd century BC. Then drive back to Hanoi to attend Water puppet show. Enjoy welcome dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Hai Duong – Hanoi (B/L/D)

We leave Hanoi at 8:00 for Hai Duong provice to visit Mo Trach village where most Doctor of Philosophy were born nationwide, continue to visit Kiep Bac Temple which was established to commemorate Ngo Quyen (898-944). Have lunch at local restaurant and drive back to Hanoi, stop to visit Do Temple which was established to commemorate the 8 kings of Ly Dynasty and enjoy Quan Ho Traditional Fork Show. Have dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 4: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D)

Start at 8:00 from your hotel by car to visit Ho Chi Minh President 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 Flag tower. Wonder around Hoan Kiem Lake then visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Have dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 5: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley (B/L/D)

We leave Hanoi at 8:00 for Mai Chau village, Hoa Binh provice, upon arrival, visit Lac village of white Thai people and have lunch there. After lunch, take a walk around village and be free at hotel in Mai Chau. Have dinner, enjoy Thai traditional show and overnight in Mai Chau.

 

Day 6: Mai Chau – Son Tay - Hanoi (B/L/D)

Leave Mai Chau for Son Tay, Hanoi to visit an ancient village called ancient Duong Lam village. Two of Vietnam's kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige, have real local lunch and drive back to Hanoi. Have dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 7: Hanoi – Hung Yen by Boat on Red River (B/L/D)

Leave hotel at 7:30 to Chuong Duong Port, Red River (Song Hong River) and have boat trip to Hung Yen province, stop to visit Dam Temple, Dai Lo Temple, Chu Dong Tu Temple then have Lunch on boat before visiting Bat Trang Portery village. Drive back to Hanoi, have dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 8: Hanoi – Nam Dinh – Thai Binh (B/L/D)

Leave hotel at 8:00 to Nam Dinh to visit Tran Temple - is a temple complex of which the more recent middle section is dedicated to national hero Tran Hung Dao in the 13th century and Phu Giay Temple - Phu Giay Temple which is dedicated to a female genius, Lieu Hanh (Mother). In here, tourists will enjoy Len Dong - Going into trance Then to Thai Binh to visit Keo Pagoda - The pagoda was dedicated in the 1130s to the monk Nguyen Minh Khong (Ly Quoc Su) by emperor Ly Nhan Tong and Phat Diem Cathedral The architecture of the church is a cross between Vietnamese and European styles, was built of stone and wood within 24 years.

Overnight in Thai Binh

 

Day 9: Thai Binh – Ninh Binh (B/L/D)

Leave hotel for Ninh Binh to visit Bai Dinh Temple is a complex of Buddhist temples on Bai Dinh Mountain Lunch at Bai Dinh Hotel then visit Trang An by boat – Trang An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam. Overnight in Ninh Binh

 

Day 10: Ninh Binh – Thanh Hoa (B/L/D)

Leave Ninh Binh at 8:30 for Thanh Hoa provice and visit Lam Kinh - The Lam Kinh relic site worships national hero Le Loi who led the Lam Son uprising to fight the Chinese Ming invaders in the 15 th century and became the first King of the late Le dynasty (1427-1789) with the title of Le Thai To in 1428. The site also honours other Kings of the Le dynasty and Le Lai. Free time for beach or relax and enjoy dinner at local restaurants. Overnight in Sam Son Beach, Thanh Hoa.

 

Day 11: Thanh Hoa – Nghe An (B/L/D)

Free morning on beach and leave hotel at 8:00 to visit Ho Citadel and have lunch in Thanh Hoa. Dive to Vinh city, Nghe An. Overnight in Vinh.

 

Day 12: Nghe An – Quang Binh (B/L/D)

We leave hotel at 8:00 to visit Hoang Muoi Temple then leave Nghe An for Quang Binh province, enyoy your free time in Quang Binh Beach. Overnight in Quang Binh.

 

Day 13: Quang Binh - Hue (B/L/D)

We leave Quang Binh at 8:00 to visit Phong Nha – Ke Bang Caves, have lunch in Quang Binh and drive to Hue. Overnight in Hue city.

 

Day 14: Hue City Tour (B/L/D)

The tour includes Imperial Citadel, King Khai Dinh Tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb, Hue Hat village, Huong village, Thien Mu Pagoda and boat trip to see sunset on Perfume River. Enjoy imperial dinner with tradtional music show. Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 15: Hue Countryside Tour – Truc Lam Bach Ma Pagoda (B/L/D)

Morning visit ancient Phuoc Tich village, enjoy a show of Vo Kinh Van An – a martial arts of Hue. Drive to Truc Lam Bach Ma Pagoda near Truoi Lake then continue to Hoi An passing Lang Co Beach, Ngu Hanh Son mountain. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 16: Hoi An City – My Son Holyland (B/L/D)

Morning visit to My Son holyland, was a capital and religious center of Cham people, one the the World Heritage of Vietnam. Back to Hoi An for lunch then visit Hoi An ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 17: Hoi An – Quy Nhon (B/L/D)

Say goodbye Hoi An and leave for Quy Nhon, stop to visit Sa Huynh beach. Arrive Quy Nhon, free to explore Quy Nhon or relax on beach. Have dinner and overnight in Quy Nhon.

 

Day 18: Quy Nhon – Phu Yen (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will visit Quang Trung Museum and enjoy a show of Vo Binh Dinh. Have lunch and leave Quy Nhon for Phu Yen. Have dinner and overnight in Phu Yen.

 

Day 19: Phu Yen – Nha Trang (B/L/D)

We leave Phu Yen at 8:00 for Nha Trang, stop to visit Dai Lanh Beach, upon arrival Nha Trang and have lunch there. Be free on beach, dinner and overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 20: Nha Trang – Phan Thiet – Mui Ne (B/L/D)

Morning visit to Cham Ponagar, PoNagar is a Cham temple tower founded sometime before 781, a ChamPa temple, Long Son Pagoda - Long Son Pagoda was erected on another hill in 1886 under the abbotship of Thích Ngộ Chí (1856–1935) Have lunch then continue to Mui Ne beach. Checkin, be free and ovenight in Mui Ne.

 

Day 21: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh (B/L/D)

We leave Mui Ne at 8:00 for Ho Chi Minh city, have lunch on the way and visit Hoang Ngoc Pagoda, Giac Lam Pagoda and Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy farewell dinner on Saigon River Cruise. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 22: Ho Chi Minh - HOME (B/)

We could have few days for EXTENDED TOURS in/around Ho Chi Minh City or flight back HOME. End tour!!!

NOTE: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

 

PRICE: Contact our travel specialist to get best price, depending your group size, the hotel category and the time of travel

 

INCLUSIVE:

-       Private transfers

-       Private boat

-       Local English/ Vietnamese speaking tour guide

-       Accommodation with daily breakfast

-       All entrance fees

-       All meals as indicated

-       Daily bottle of mineral water

-       Airport tax

-       All activities mentioned

-       All service charge and government tax

 

EXCLUSIVE:

-       Insurance

-       Personal expenses

-       Tip

-       Drink

-       Visa fee in/out Vietnam

-       International flight in/out Vietnam

-       Other not mentioned