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Vietnam Cultural Tour

Tour code: CUL-04

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights

Route: Ha Noi - Thay pagoda - Tay Phuong pagoda - Hai Phong - Ha long - Sai gon - Vinh Long - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi - Sai Gon

Prices: 1105 $

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival  (D)

You are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide at Noibai Airport and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital. Be free and relax after long journey. In the evening, attend Water Puppet Show and enjoy welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa (B/L)

Start at 8:00 from your hotel by car to visit Ho Chi Minh 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). Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake then visit Ngoc SonTemple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. Tour end about 16.30 pm. Overnight train to Sapa.

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L)

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at about 05.30. Take a transfer to Sapa. Check in at the hotel and freshen up after a long trip with breakfast in the good weather of Sapa, then, visit Sapa town. In the afternoon, take a 2km short trek to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong minority, have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Sapa town.

Day 4: Sapa - Laocai - Hanoi (B/L)

Short drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages, home of H’mong and Day ethic. Enjoy slope rice field, bamboo valley, rustic villages and villager daily work a long the way. Return to Sapa and take a transfer back to Lao Cai station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi - Perfume Pagoda - Ninhbinh (B/L/D)

Depart at 7.30am to Perfume Pagoda. Enjoy a 1.5 hours boat trip on Yen stream and visit Trinh temple. Then climb up the mountain to visit pagoda inside Grotto Huong Tich, the most beautiful cave, where people often come to pray for health, luck, prosperity ... etc. Take a telpher back to Thientru for lunch, then visit Thien Tru Pagoda and scenery of Holiest in the country. Back to Ninhbinh for overnight.

Day 6: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi (B/L)

Visit Hoa Lu - The Ancient Capital of Vietnam in 10th century and the remaining of the two temples of Dinh King & Le King. Take a Bike or drive towards Tam Coc – the "Halong bay" onland to explore the daily life of Vietnamese. Visit Bich Dong Pagoda. Have lunch at a local restaurant, then relax and enjoy “Halong bay on land” on a rowing small boat through the rice fields and mountain ranges, visit Tamcoc - 3 beautiful caves. Back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi - Hue by flight (B/L/D)

Take the morning flight to Hue. Start from your hotel after lunch to the Port and take a Dragon boat along the peaceful Huong River to Hon Chen Temple, Thien Mu Pagoda, King Minh Mang Tomb. Admire the beautiful landscapes and the sunset on the way back. Have dinner and enjoy Vietnamese traditional folk song on boat on Perfume River. Tour end at your hotel around 20.00 pm.

Day 8: Hue city tour (B/L)

Start the tour with a visit to Imperial Citadel and King Minh Mang tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue - Hoian (B/L)

Morning drive to Hoi An through Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beach of Vietnam. Visit Cham museum on the way, Cham museum is the open air collection of Cham sculpture with many of the sandstone carvings. After check-in at hotel, visit the Ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoian - Myson (B/L)

In the morning, take a private car from Hoi An Town to My Son Holy Land – one of the world heritage of Vietnam. Back to Hoi An for lunch. Leisure time in the afternoon for beach activities or relax on the bank of Thu Bon river or go shopping around. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoian – Hochiminh City (B/L)

Take a morning flight to Saigon. After lunch, continue to visit Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda, on the way back bustling Chinatown which should not be missed. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12: Hochiminh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)

Leave at 8:00 from your hotel for Cai Be floating market where approximately boats filled with fruits, vegetables and other products anchor a long the banks of the river daily, wait for traders and customers. The merchandise sold in each boat is hung on a high pole in front of the boat as a sample to attract customers from a distance. Then, visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process, etc.. After lunch cruise along Tien river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous nature of Mekong Delta region. Arrival at Vinh Long Market at about 15:00, walk around to explore Vinh Long Market. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh with stop at bonsai garden. Come back to your hotel in the late evening.

Day 13: Hochiminh City - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnel (B/L)

Start the tour with the ornate temple of Cao Dai which is a combination of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Then, attend the fantastic mid-day service together with the followers. After lunch, drive back and stop to visit Cuchi Tunnel system, the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors. Back to Hochiminh city, end tour.

Day 14: Hochiminh City – Departure (B)

Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure.

Tour Price
Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax 10-15 pax 16 pax up Single supplement
Standard 3166 1893 1504 1317 1189 1105 293
Superior 3392 2005 1617 1429 1301 1241 406
Deluxe 3849 2234 1846 1658 1530 1462 635
Premium 5051 2936 2548 2360 2232 2138 1134

Price Notes:

+ The prices are in USD per person

+ The prices will be higher on public holidays

+ The prices will be better for group of 16pax onwards

+ The prices will be better during summer period (05 May to 30 Sep)

 

Accommodation

HOTELS USED IN TOURS


City/ Hotels

Standard (3star)

Superior (3 star+)

Hanoi

Moon View hotel/ Superior room

www.moonviewhotel.com

Medallion hotel/ Superior room

www.medallion-hanoi.com

Or

Quoc Hoa hotel/ Superior room

www.quochoahotel.com

Ninh Binh

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room

www.yennhihotel.com.vn

Yen Nhi hotel/ Superior room

www.yennhihotel.com.vn

Halong

Asian Halong hotel/ ROH room

www.aseanhalong.com

Saigon Halong hotel/ Superior room

www.saigonhalonghotel.com

Halong boat

Huong Hai Halong Junk/ Deluxe cabin

www.huonghaihalong.com

Halong Sails/ Deluxe cabin

www.halongsails.com

Sapa

Royal view hotel/ Deluxe room

www.royalviewsapa.vn

Bamboo hotel/ Standard room

www.bamboosapahotel.com.vn

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Ratraco train

Quang binh

Nhat Le hotel

Saigon Quang Binh hotel/ Superior room

www.sgquangbinhtourist.com.vn

Hue

Heritage hotel/ ROH room

www.hueheritagehotel.com.vn

Huong Giang hotel/ Deluxe room

www.huonggianghotel.com.vn

Hoi An

Indochine hotel/ Superior room

www.hoianindochine.com

Hoian trail resort/ Superior room

www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

Nha Trang

Green Hotel Nhatrangl/Superior room

www.greenhotelnhatrang.com

Nha Trang Lodge/ Deluxe room

www.nhatranglodge.com

Phan Thiet

Dynasty resort/ ROH room

www.dynastyresorts.com

Ocean star resort/ Superior room

www.oceanstarresort.com

Dalat

Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Dalat Resort/ Superior room

www.hagl.com.vn

Ngoc Lan hotel/ Superior room

www.ngoclanhotel.vn

Ho Chi Minh

Sabah Saigon Hotel/ Deluxe room
www.sabahsaigonhotel.com

 

Elios hotel/ Superior room

www.elioshotel.vn

OR

Lavender hotel/ ROH room

www.lavenderhotel.com.vn

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu hotel/ Standard room

www.ninhkieuhotel.vn

Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhkieuhotel.com

Phu Quoc

Thien Hai Son Resort/ Mountain view

www.phuquocthienhaison.com

Sasco blue resort/ Standard room

www.sasco-bluelagoon-resort.com

City/ Hotels

Deluxe (4,5 star)

Premium (5 star)

Hanoi

Flower garden hotel/ Deluxe room

www.flowergardenhotel.com.vn

OR

Lan Vien Hotel/ Superior room

www.lanvienhotel.com.vn

Sofitel plaza hotel/ Luxury room

www.sofitel.com

OR

Sheraton hotel/ Deluxe room

www.starwoodhotels.com

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Ninh Binh Legend  Hotel/ Superior room

www.ninhbinhlegendhotel.com

Halong

Halong Plaza hotel/ Superior room

www.halongplaza.com

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.novotelhalong.com.vn

Halong boat

Indochina sails/ Superior room

www.indochinasails.com

Paradise Luxury Cruise/ Deluxe cabin

www.paradisecruises.org

Sapa

Chau Long hotel/ Superior room

www.chaulonghotel.com.vn

Victoria resort/ Superior room

www.victoriahotels.asia

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Victoria train

Quang Binh

Muong Thanh Quang Binh Hotel/ Superior room

www.quangbinh.muongthanh.vn

Sun Spa resort/ Superior garden view room

www.sunsparesortvietnam.com

Hue

Saigon Morin hotel/ Colonial Deluxe

www.morinhotel.com.vn

Celadon hotel/ Palace deluxe room

www.celadon-international.com

Hoi An

Hoian beach resort/ Deluxe Garden view room

www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn

Golden sand resort/ Superior garden view room

www.swiss-belhotelgoldensandresort.com

Nha  Trang

Yasaka hotel/ Deluxe room

www.yasanhatrang.com

Sunrise hotel/ Superior room

www.sunrisehotelvietnam.com

Phan Thiet

Sea Horse resort/ Deluxe garden view

www.seahorseresortvn.com

Victoria resort/ Garden view bungalow

www.victoriahotels-asia.com

Dalat

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.dalatresorts.com.vn

Sofitel palace hotel/ Superior room

www.sofitel.com

Ho Chi Minh

Grand hotel/ Superior room

http://grandhotel.vn/

OR

Liberty Centre hotel/ Deluxe room

www.odysseahotels.com/saigon-centre-hotel

Renaissance hotel/ Deluxe city view

www.renaissance-saigon.com

OR

Majestic hotel/ Colonial City Deluxe

www.majesticsaigon.com.vn

Can Tho

Golf Cantho/ Superior city view room

http://vinagolf.vn

Victoria Cantho hotel/ Superior room

www.victoriahotels-asia.com

Phu Quoc

Saigon Phuquoc resort/ Panorama room

www.sgphuquocresort.com.vn

Grand Marcure La Veranda resort/ Deluxe room

www.laverandaresort.com


Inclusion & Exclusion
Tour Included
  • Private car
  • Private boat
  • English speaking tour guide at each destination
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast (Check in at 14:00, Check out at 12:00)
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Domestic flight tickets within Vietnam (Han-Hue, Danang-Saigon)
  • Airport tax included
  • Train tickets (Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi)
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily bottle of mineral water.
  • All activities mentioned
  • All service charge and government tax

 

Tour Excluded
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink
  • Tip
  • International flight
  • Others not mentioned