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Brief Itinerary
3 Nights Hanoi - 1 Night Halong - 2 Nights Dien Bien Phu - 1 Night Lai Chau - 2 Nights Sapa 3 Nights Hoi An - 2 Nights Ho Chi Minh City









 
Day 1: Board your flight to Hanoi

Day 2: HANOI (B)
Pick up at the airport and transfer to Hanoi. Take a pedicab tour in Hanoi ancient town. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: HANOI (B)
After breakfast, full day city tour to Temple of Literature, Uncle Ho's Mausoleum (except for Monday & Friday), Ho Chi Minh’s House and Museum, Museum of Ethnology, lake of Restored Sword & Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy water puppet show in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
 
Day 4: HANOI – HA LONG (B, L, D)
Enjoy a refreshing cocktail upon boarding the Emeraude around noon at the Emeraude Pier in Halong. After checking in, have lunch at the restaurant. Cruise among hundreds of islets to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and its remote, floating fishing villages. Kayak or swim from the vessel's stern deck. At the Hang Trong anchorage, treat your appetite with an onboard cooking demonstration. After sunset, enjoy dinner at the restaurant, before retiring to your cabin for a good night sleep or join the crew and learn squid fishing- Emeraude cruise (SGL Luxury Cabin).

Day 5: HALONG – HANOI (B)
Wake up the next morning at sunrise, practice Tai Chi on the sundeck, feel the early morning salt water scent; bask in the early sun rising from behind the mountains. After an energizing western breakfast, check out around 9.30am and disembark at Emeraude Pier, savoring a most memorable trip to Halong onboard historical Emeraude. Back to Hanoi for overnight.

Day 6: HANOI – DIEN BIEN PHU (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport to fly to Dien Bien Phu. Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
 
 
Day 7: DIEN BIEN PHU (B)
After breakfast, take a tour of the battle fields that ended the first Indo – Chinese war. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
 
Day 8: DIEN BIEN PHU - LAI CHAU (B)
After breakfast, departure for Lai Chau, continue through beautiful mountain scenery to Tam Duong. Overnight in Lai Chau.
 
 
Day 9: LAI CHAU - SAPA (B, L)
After breakfast, continue through beautiful mountain scenery, stopping at Red Dzao and Mong monority villages en route to Sapa, a mountainous area of stunning natural beauty and diverse ethnic minorities. Visit a local market and trade with the minority groups in dazzling costumes. After lunch, depart for Sapa with more breathtaking vistas.
Overnight in Sapa.
 
Day 10: SAPA (B)
After breakfast, full day trekking (15km) to Ta Van village of Dzay people via Ninh Ho Valley and Lao Cai village, exploring the mysterious life of the local ethnic people. Take a leisure walk to Cat Cat village. Then transfer to Lao Cai and board the superior Victoria Train for overnight journey to Hanoi. Overnight on board- Victoria train.

Day 11: HANOI – HOI AN (B)
Pick up at the train station and transfer to Sunway Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Da Nang. Pick up at the airport and transfer to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 12: HOI AN (B)
Morning: at leisure. Afternoon: tour to My Son to see the Cham ruins or take a guided tour of historic Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 13: HOI AN (B)
Free at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Day 14: HOI AN – HO CHI MINH (B)
Transfer to Da Nang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Pick up & transfer to hotel. Afternoon: visit former Presidential Palace, Historical museum & Thien Hau temple in China town. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
 
Day 15: HO CHI MINH – VINH LONG (B)
Full day tour to Mekong Delta in Vinh Long province. Take a motor sampan on Mekong river to visit the orchards & Cai Be floating market. Back to Ho Chi Minh hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
 
Day 16: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport to fly back to London.
 







 

 

Hotels used

City Standard Package Board
Hanoi Fortuna Hotel 4* BB
Ha Long Emeraude Cruise FB
Den Bien Phu Him Lam Hotel 2* BB
Lai Chau Lan Anh 1 Hotel BB
Sapa Victoria Hotel 4* BB
Hoi An Golden Sand Resort 4* BB
Ho Chi Minh Rex Hotel 4* BB
 

Price Includes
International and Domestic flights and airport taxes
Accommodation on twin sharing at the above mentioned hotels or similar on Bed and Breakfast
All Transfers by Private Air Conditioned car
English Speaking Local guide
All Entrance fees for sightseeing as per itinerary
1 bottle of mineral water on Days 1 and 16 and 2 bottles for the remaining days
 

Price does not include
Optional tours
Travel Insurance
Visa Fee
Personal expense, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc
Compulsory meals at hotels if any

Additional Information
Single and triple rooms, upgrade to hotels, tours and transfers as well as other regional airport departures are available at a supplement.
Above prices are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
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