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VIETNAM PHOTOS TOUR IN 16DAYS

Tour Highlights:
Bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)
Stilted villages, floating markets, and rice paddies of the Mekong Delta
Colorful ethnic markets and scenic northern highlands hill tribe villages of Sa Pa and Bac Ha Jagged isles, hidden lagoons, and sea caves of Halong Bay
Ancient sites of Hue's Nguyen Dynasty, Hoi An's Old Town, and the Sand Dunes and Fishing Boats of Phan Thiet

Itinerary:

Day 1:: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) from home, or from Siem Reap for those taking the pre-tour extension to Cambodia's Angkor Wat.

Welcome by local photographer / guide and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner at Kinh Bac Restaurant. Overnight in Superior room at hotel near the Ben Thanh Market and offers free internet access.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city-Vinh Long-Can Tho

After breakfast drive to Can Tho, then take boat trip on the small canals to shoot the daily activities of the locals. Return to town for dinner. Overnight in Victoria Can Tho Resort Hotel in superior room.

Day 3: Can Tho-Phung Hiep Floating Market-Ben Tre

Early morning visit to Phung Hiep Floating Market, the biggest floating market in Southeast Asia. Here you can shoot the real life of the Vietnamese who live on the river. A highlight you won't want to miss is the Phung Hiep snake market where you will be invited to drink some snake wine and watch the dangerous snake performance. There may also be a chance to attend the Moon worshipping festival of the Khmers and the Sea God worshipping ceremony by the My Long beach and enjoy the very famous and interesting art called "Don ca tai tu." Overnight back in HCMC.

Day 4 & 5: Ho Chi Minh city -Phan Thiet

After breakfast drive straight to Phan Thiet. With its 192 km long coast and adjoining range of mountains, Phan Thiet is famous for its beautiful complex of sandbanks and dunes, towering lighthouse, long Buddha statue,and most colorful rocks. Many Cham festivals take place here regularly. After visiting these places and making exhausting the photo possibilities, it is an ideal location to relax in the cool, clear water of the azure blue sea. One of the highlights is a stop en route to the ceramic making village by Dong Nai River. This is not a touristy place and not yet listed in Vietnam's travel map. During one afternoon in Phan Thiet, drive to Bau Trang, 30km from Phan Thiet. This is the site of the most beautiful sand dunes in Phan Thiet, especially in the sunset. Two nights at The Beach Resort.

Day 6: Phan Thiet

Activities in Phan Thiet include early morning photo shoot at the fishing wharf where hundreds of fishing boats are bringing netted fish to shore for trading. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 7: HCMC-Danang-Hoi An

Morning visit to Cu Chi Tunnels or shooting around bustling Saigon before flying to Danang on flight VN326 at 5:30 PM. Transfer to Hoi An on arrival at 6:40 PM. First of two nights in 4-star Hoi An Hotel in deluxe room.

Day 8: Hoi An & My Son

Full day in My Son and Hoi An includes shoot at the local Fish Market.

Day 9: Hoi An-Hue

Drive to Hue after breakfast. The ancient city of Hue is known for its numerous remains of tombs, pagodas, and temples dating back to the 17th and 18th century. The historical sites of Thien Mu Pagoda, King Minh's tomb, and Temple of Soul's Tablets are reached by Royal Boat on the Huong River. Overnight in 4-star Huong Giang Hotel in deluxe room.

Day 10: Hue-Hanoi-night train to Lao Cai

Visits of Hue. Lunch in Hue. Take afternoon flight VN244 at 2:40 PM to Hanoi arriving at 3:50 PM. Dinner in town in Hanoi. In the evening depart on the overnight Victoria Express train in an air conditioned soft sleeper to Lao Cai.

Day 11: Lao Cai-Sapa

Arrive in Lao Cai early in the morning and go immediately to village of Bac Ha for morning market activity of the Flower Hmong, the it's on to Sa Pa for more photo opportunities. Mile-high Sa Pa nestles in the Hoang Lien Mountains near the border with China and is home to 30 colorful hill tribes as well as Vietnam's highest peak, 10311 feet high Mount Fansipan. Overnight in 4-star Victoria Sapa Resort Hotel in superior room.

Day 12: Sa Pa-Lao Cai-Hanoi

Another day exploring the countryside around Sa Pa. Lunch and dinner. Transfer to Lao Cai Station for overnight train back to Hanoi in air conditioned soft sleeper.

PLEASE NOTE: Adding an additional night in Sa Pa at the Victoria Sa Pa Resort is recomended in order to more fully explore the town and additional local villages.

Day 13: Hanoi-Halong Bay

Arrive Hanoi early in the morning and transfer on to Halong Bay for 2 day cruise with overnight on board wooden Junk.

Arrive in Halong, transfer to the pier for embarking the junk, our crew welcomes you on board. Enjoy a welcome drink, check into your cabin and enjoy lunch with fresh seafood. At 1 PM, the boat begins a 3.5 hour cruise into Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster's face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, to a Floating Fishing village to see this unique way of life... and then explore Luon cave (from 4 to 5 PM). There will be lots of time for photographing. Enjoy a great sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

PLEASE NOTE: Adding a second night aboard the junk in Halong Bay is highly recomended as it will permit additional photo opportunities at more locations.

Day 14: Halong-Hanoi

Disembark around noon after lunch on board. Return by road to Hanoi with a visit to Dong Trieu ceramic village. Dinner followed by water puppet show in the evening. First of two nights in 3-star Hotel, which is located in the old quarter.  

Day 15: Hanoi city tour

Full day city tour in Hanoi and its suburbs.Visits to include the Literature Temple, the first university in Vietnam built in 1070 to learn more about Vietnamese study tradition, the old quarter, Dong Xuan Market, the biggest market in Hanoi and small-sized handicraft shops for lively photos of Vietnamese life and people. In the afternoon, go to the suburbs to view the farmers working on the lush paddy fields. Then visit a Tran Quoc pagoda on the small island emerging from West Lake. Farewell dinner at Restaurant, transfer back to hotel for overnight.

Day 16: Departure from Hanoi. After breakfast transfer to the airport for international flights home.

Tour package price: USD/ person
 
 
Group
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5-6 pax
7-8 pax
9-10 pax
11~12 pax
Sgl. Sup.
2 star

1980

1810
1760
1690
1552
1471
1370
350
3 star
2339
2010
1930
1860

1818

1784
1640
565

4 star

2900
2590
2385
2219
2132
2013
1925
980
5 star
3990
3660
3310
2995
2820
2650
2366
1680
 
 

* INCLUDED

Private Car for transportation ( pick up/drop off at hotel ) 
Private Tour guide English or French speaking
Flight ticket: Hanoi – Hue city
Vietnamese Set meail of local fresh food
Mineral water, Welcome Drink
Entrance and Sightseeing Fees. 
Train Hanoi – lao Cai ( sapa )
Private boat cruise in Halong Bay
Kayaking on Halong Bay
Tax and Service Charges

 

* EXCLUDED

Visa Arrangements 
Massage Service
Beverages
Tips and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above

   

Halong Bay @ Vietnam

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