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A Glance to Vietnam 8 Days

Vietnam vacations and best destinations

Vietnam vacations and best destinations

There are two plans for you to visit Vietnam for 8 days. First one gives you a sight to whole Vietnam including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta. Another one lets you explore the best of the North, stunning mountainous scenery of Sapa and magnificent Halong Bay, and the South of Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta, and Cu Chi tunnel. Read and make your decision!

Itinerary

 

DAY 1: HANOI CITY TOUR - SAPA

Arrive in Hanoi, we warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer to hotel. After a refreshment, the tour guide will come to pick up you for Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. The tour starts by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Observe the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just beside is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live during wartime. Locating not far from the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was built by King Ly Thai To in 1049. The structure has displayed an essential symbol for the Hanoian. Proceed to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved structure offer a relaxing sight into Vietnam’s past. Have lunch at local restaurants. Continue to visit the Ethnology Museum. Following that, we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the tranquil water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. An hour of rickshaw tour around the bustling old quarter to feel ordinary life in Hanoi. At 18.00, back to your accommodation. Now it’s your free time to have dinner and a quick glance to explore the heart of Hanoi. Evening, around 20.00, our tour guide takes you from your hotel to go to Hanoi Railway Station. He will lead you to your cabin and show you things to remember on the train. Spend the night on the train.

 

DAY 2: SAPA-Y LINH HO-LAO CHAI-TAVAN(B,L,D)

Early morning at 5.00, you will be greeted at Lao Cai railway station, the van takes you up to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour to arrive. After breakfast and a morning shower, we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire the magnificent landscape. Here you will discover the fantastic scenery of Hoang Lien mountain ranges and meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek through rice terrace and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can get here a nice swim. Then we cross the suspension bridge towards the Ta Van village of Zay people. Enjoy the vast landscape surrounding the village. Stay overnight: Option 1: Enjoying the hospitality and company of Zay family and homestay overnight. Option 2: Back to Sapa town. Stay the night at the hotel.

 

DAY 3: Sapa Tour (B-L)

Option 1: Ta Van– Giang Ta Chai– Su Pan– Sa Pa Enjoy mountain landscape with your sunrise coffee, then enjoy a tasty breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, pass over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is resided by the Red Zao minorities. Here we will experience their regular life then pass over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to see Supan village of the H’mong minorities.

Option 2: Visit Cat Cat village and Sin Chai village After breakfast at the hotel, walk down to visit the Black H’mong in Cat Cat village southwest of Sapa (around 4 km). Rest at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the remnant of a hydroelectric power station that was erected by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then trek for 6km to Sin Chai, the village placed at the foot of Fansipan Mountain – “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina.” From here you can enjoy magnificent, stunning panoramas before climbing up on the way a jeep to turn to Sapa. Back to Sapa. Take a warm shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai Railway Train for the night train back to Hanoi.

 

 

DAY 4:Halong Bay(B,L,D)

At 05.00, arrive at Hanoi Railway Station Station. Our tour assistant greets you back, accompany you to the hotel for a morning shower and breakfast. Around 8.00, our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. After 2h, take a rest at Humanity center and have a cup of coffee. Arrival in Halong at 11.45, the Captain and crew welcome you. Relish the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes. After the meal, explore the largest and a marvelous cave in Halong Bay –Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and learn about the life of community there. Next, back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, fresh water place for swimming. Enjoy delightful and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses. In the evening, leisure time for entertainment with the fun activities such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on the sundeck. Spend a romantic night on the boat. Overnight on board in Halong Bay.

 

DAY 5:Halong Bay-Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh(B,L)

Morning, start your new day on Halong Bay with doing Taichi or hunting photos. Breakfast served with coffee or tea. After that, our bus takes you to Cai Beo harbor, get on “Day Boat.” Then visit Ba Hang Fishing Village by tender to experience local people’s lifestyle. Back to the boat to join cooking class and enjoy lunch. At 11.45, disembark and transfer straight to the airport in Hanoi for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Stay the night at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

 

DAY 6:Ho Chi MInh - Mekong Delta(B,L)

At 8.00, depart from Ho Chi Minh City for the spectacular journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. Arrival at My Tho, then visit Vinh Trang pagoda before take a relaxed boat row along the river, see houses on stilts, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Later, ride a boat to An Khanh– a less touristy spot in Ben Tre, enjoy rowing on a hand-rowed sampan beneath the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. Enjoy a short cycling then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music,” performed by the locals. Visit a family business which outlines the pleasant rural lifestyle, taste yummy coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you walk through the fruit plantations and villages. Continue to Can Tho. Leisure time to visit the bustling Can Tho market. Overnight at hotel in Can Tho.

 

DAY 7:Mekong Delta - Floating Market-Ho Chi Minh(B,L)

After breakfast, take the morning boat ride to visit the Phong Dien floating market which is at the most crowded time of the day. Keep drifting through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Visit a second floating market (Cai Rang). Break for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh. Stay the night at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

 

DAY 8: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunel - Return (B-L)

At 8.00, our guide picks you up at the hotel to transfer to Cu Chi. The tunnel system of Cu Chi became legendary during the 1960s for its vital role in facilitating VC control of a large countryside area only 30km to 40km from Ho Chi Minh City. After lunch, take a transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of the trip!

Price in USD/Per person

Stay Grade Saver 2* Deluxe 3* Luxury 4*,5*
Group Tour $ 620 $ 699 $ 999
Private Tour N/A $ 950 $ 1150

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Included

  • Accommodations mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Room on a junk boat with AC in Halong Bay.
  • Kayaking: Safe, clean and friendly.
  • Train Tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai & Return - Domestic Flights
  • Meal mentioned ( B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Entrance & sightseeing fees.
  • Transfer as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide.

Excluded

  • Drinks.
  • Tips and other personal expenses.

Overview

Tour Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Route: Hanoi Tour - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City -Mekong Delta - Cu Chi tunel - End Tour

Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.

Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh

Tour Type: Full board package

Activity Level: Classic & Easy

Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 01: Hanoi City Tour - Sapa (L)

Day 02: Sapa Tour (L, D)

Day 03: Sapa Tour (B, L)

Day 04: Halong Bay (B, L)

Day 05: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Hochiminh City (B, L)

Day 06: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta.

Day 07: Mekong Delta - Floating market - Ho chi minh.

Day 08: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunel - End Tour.

Total rating: 45 in 9 rating - Ranking: 5 - 9 vote
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  Reader Comments

  • Susan

    We booked through representative Ms Elle for the 8 day tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. She was professional, helpful and friendly and created a well organised and wonderful holiday for us. Thank you. We highly recommend Halong Tour Vietnam for anyone wishing to go to Vietnam.

    Susan
      11/06/2017 14:51
    • Dear Nick
      Thank you very much for using our service for your vacation in Vietnam. We hope that we could hava a chance to meet you in the next trip in Vietnam

        Customercare
        20/06/2017 04:36
  • Nick

    Our family (8 person in total) toured with Halong Tour Vietnam - Vietmindtours company last month. Everything was very well arranged and the guides was very helpful, the price of the tour was also very reasonable. We definitely will use them again.Thanks Viet Mind Tours Team.

    Nick
      09/06/2017 02:13
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