23 days / 22 nights
Duration
Vietnam
Destination
Can Tho, Da Nang, Ha Long, Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoa Binh, Hoi An, Ninh Binh
City
VRT-FAM-23D1718
Tour Code

With this 3-week-long package, you will be able to discover not only the biggest cities along with the “tip of the iceberg” and see things most tourists are able to see, but also have a chance to vist smaller parts of Viet Nam to see how the real lifestyle is and how it is differentiated amongst different regions. There will be alternate days and times for you to explore the surrounding area with your family during the trip, so that you won’t feel being restricted. Apart from major cities such as Ha Noi, Ha Long, Hue or Ho Chi Minh City, you will also be visiting places like Mai Chau – a rural area set in valley and surrounded by hills, Nam Cat Tien (or Cat Tien National Park) – protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical forests left in Viet Nam – or Chau Doc – a small city bordeing Cambodia located in Mekong Delta region of Viet Nam.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Ha Noi/Chau Doc
DEPARTURE TIME 8 AM
RETURN TIME
WEAR
INCLUDED
Accomodation with daily breakfast as mentioned
Air fares route HAN HUI / DAD - DLI - SGN
All transfers and transportation with air-con equiped vehicles
Local English speaking guides in each province
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Speed boat Chau Doc to Phnompenh
NOT INCLUDED
VAT
Personal expenses
Other things that are not mentioned
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Day 1: Arrival at Noi Bai Airport

Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, then transfer with guide to hotel.
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Day 2: Free day

Free day.
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Day 3: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay

Shuttle bus picks you up and transfers to Ha Long Bay. Junk check in at 12 pm, lunch and dinner are included.
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Day 4: Ha Long - Ninh Binh

11.30: Our guide will pick you up at the pier, transfer to Ninh Binh. Boat trip to Van Long or Kenh Ga upon arrival to Ninh Binh.
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Day 5: Ninh Binh

Visit Hoa Lu in the morning, then take boat trip in Tam Coc, free for biking around in the afternoon.
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Day 6: Ninh Binh

Transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park. Upon arrival, we will visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center which is dedicated to rescueing, rehabilitation, breeding, researching and conservating the endangered primates of Viet Nam. Check in at guest house then overnight.
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Day 7: Ninh Binh

After breakfast,  we drive further to the centre of the national park where we start our real jungle trek. A national park ranger will be our on-site guide to make sure we do not get lost and will explain to us about the floras and faunas of the park. Picnic lunch under a giant tree. After 6-htrek with lots of descents and ascents on jungle trails we make the last climb downhill to a peaceful valley and reach the village of Khanh, home to Muong ethnic minority. We will have dinner and spend our night with a family in their traditional stilk house.
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Day 8: Ninh Binh - Mai Chau

Transfer to Mai Chau, the trip takes about 3.5h. Upon arrival we will take a short trek around the village and take photo shots when the sun goes down in the valley.
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Day 9: Mai Chau - Ha Noi - Hue

Free for biking in the morning. Transfer back to Ha Noi’s airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, transfer to the hotel with guide.
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Day 10: Free day

Free for leisure.
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Day 11: Hue - Bach Ma

From Hue, 08.00 you will be driven to Bach Ma National Park (60 km away). Upon arrival, you will follow the Rhododendron trail and Five-Lakes cascade trail (6km in total) through evergreen forest to visit cascades and waterfalls. Your overnight accommodation is in the Park guesthouse, up on the slopes of a mountain. (Phong Lan guest house Bach Ma National Park – VIP room)
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Day 12: Bach Ma - Hoi An

After breakfast, you’ll walk 500m up the mountain to the summit for the views and, hopefully, the sunrise. Then you’ll visit the Pheasant Trail (2.5 km). This will take you to visit a series of waterfalls and crystal-clear pools. In the late afternoon, we drive via Lang Co and Marble mountains to Hoi An.
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Day 13: Free day

Free for leisure.
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Day 14: Hue - Da Lat

Transfer without guide to the airport for the flight to Da Lat. Upon arrival in Da Lat, transfer with guide to the hotel.
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Day 15: Da Lat

From Da Lat centre, we will begin our exploration of this fascinating area with a foray down to the Ta Nung Valley, made famous in the nineties for the rediscovery of the Vietnamese endemic Gray-crowned Crocias. Any passing “bird wave” will be scoured for this bird hiding within.
In the afternoon we will be heading to another local site, Tuyen Lam lake, a scenic lake surrounded by pine woodland, which holds the possibility of Vietnamese Greenfinch, the endemic species of Red Crossbill, Slender-billed Oriole, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Burmese Shrike, and Black-collared Starling.
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Day 16: Da Lat

Langbiang is the highest peak in the area, with one of its two peaks reaching 2169m, which is clearly visible on clear days looming above the city of Da Lat. After taking a jeep to the trailhead we will work our way up through Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, keep an eye out for Red Crossbill, Large Cuckooshrike, and the endemics Vietnamese Greenfinch and Vietnamese Cutia, before we emerge into the denser mixed evergreen forest on the upper slopes, which we will search for the notoriously elusive Collared Laughingthrush, a species which is endemic to the plateau. Back to Da Lat’s central area.
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Day 17: Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer without guide to Da Lat airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, transfer with guide to hotel.
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Day 18: Cu Chi Tunnels

Morning excurison to Cu Chi then visit Tay Ninh.
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Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City

From Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to Cat Tien National Park, the trip takes about 4 hours. Upon arrival, visit Wild Animal Rescue Center, Library of National Park then biking around, overnight in the Park’ guest house.
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Day 20: Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to the Park, trekking until 15.00, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Day 21: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Transfer to Ben Tre for a boat trip to Mekong Delta, then drive to Can Tho in the afternoon.
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Day 22: Can Tho - Chau Doc

Boat trip in Cai Rang market in the morning, visit ancient house and temple then drive to Chau Doc.
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Day 23: Chau Doc

Transfer to the ferry for a speed boat to Chau Doc. End of service.

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