Day 01: Ha Noi. Day 02: Ha Noi. Free City Tour. Day 03: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long. Day 04: Bai Tu Long - Ha Noi - overnight to Lao Cai. Day 05: Lao Cai -Lao Chai - Ta Van. Day 06: Ta Van - Village of Ma Tra -Ta Phin. Day 07: Ta Phin-ethnic market of Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Ha Noi Day 08: Ha Noi - Hue. Day 09: Hue - Visit of the city, ThuyBieu village. Day 10: Hue- Da Nang- Hoi An. Day 11: Hoi An - Vegetable Villages of Tra Que - Lantern Manufacturing Workshop. Day 12: Hoi An - Kon Tum. Day 13: Kon Tum. Day 14: Kon Tum - Lak Lake "Buon Me Thuot" . Day 15: Lak Lake - Elephant Walk - Don Village - Buon Ma Thuot. Day 16: Buon Me Thuot - Nha Trang. Day 17: Free Nha Trang. Day 18: Free Nha Trang. Day 19: Nha Trang - Ha Noi. Day 20: Ha Noi.
Day 01 : Ha Noi. Arrival.
Arrival at the airport at 8:30 AM, check in from 12:00 AM and check in at the hotel. Free time. Night in Ha Noi.
Day 02 : Ha Noi. Free City Tour (at your expense) (Breakfast). You are free to visit the city: Suggestions:
Visit Uncle Ho Mausoleum complex, pagoda of a single pillar, house on stilts. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (VănMiếu), the first university of Vietnam (11th century), famous for the traditional examinations of Mandarins.
Visit of the Ethnology Museum inaugurated in 1997, for the summit of the Francophonie, product of a Franco-Vietnamese cooperation. This is the best place to get an idea of the diversity and beauty of the culture of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, then visit the Ngoc Son Temple.
Stroll (1h00) in rickshaw to visit the old town.
Option: In the evening, puppet show on the water.
Night in Ha Noi.
Day 03 : Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
8.00-08.30: The driver picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi. Departure from Hanoi to Halong by collective shuttle. Start a 3 and a half hour drive to Hon Gai Harbor. Small rest in the private waiting room Oriental Sails JSC - The Salon OS.
12.30-13.00: Embark on the Oriental Sails junk followed by cruise briefing.
13.00-15.30: Enjoy a delicious meal while the Oriental Sails junk sails further to the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.30-16.30: You are free to choose one of the options below:
Option 1: visit to the village of Fishermen
They are interested in local daily life: Take a rowing boat trip (about 45 minutes), around the fishing village of VungVieng - one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of the fishermen local. The village is located in the closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
Option 2: Beach and Kayaking
For those who love water activities and the beach. The offer (Small boat) takes you to the beach of Feet, where you can have fun on the beach, swimming or play volleyball ..., or try your hands of kayaking in the beautiful surroundings of the bay. Halong.
16.30-17.30: Return to the Oriental Sails junk and take a shower and relax at sunset.
17. 30-19.00: Enjoy Happy Hour at the bar and on the terrace and take part in our cooking class with the Oriental Sails Chef
19.00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, squid night fishing or just lazing around. Singing and dancing activities are available until 22:00. Night on board at the Cong Cong Area.
Day 04 : BAI TU LONG - HANOI (Breakfast / Lunch) overnight to Lao Cai
6.30-7.00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the terrace.
07.00-09.00: Enjoy the pure morning of the sea with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast cruise to the cave of Thien Canh Son
9.00-09.30: Visit the cave of Thien Canh Son - the average size and less visited in the bay of Bai Tu Long
9.30-10.00: Leave your cabin. Baggage can be handed over to the reception area.
10.00-11.00: Return to the Port. Lunch early on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12:00.
12.00: Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Ha Noi around 16:30
In the evening, around 20:30, transfer to Hanoi station for the sleeper train to Lao Cai and Sapa (departure between 22:00, depending on trains).
Day 05 : Lao Cai -Lao Chai - Ta Van. Night at the inhabitants (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Around 6:00 am arrival at Lao Cai (border town with China), then drive to Sa Pa. Breakfast.
An easy path of 6 km leads you from the city of Sapa to the village of Hmong Black: Lao Chai. This village is in the middle of a beautiful landscape, facing Mount Fansipan 3143m altitude - the highest point in Vietnam - the large valleys and rice terraces. At the end of the valley are small shops selling tea and fruit. Lunch on the spot.
Afternoon, we continue the path to the village of Ta Van which has a large bamboo forest. This village is divided into three parts: near the river Giay (whose women wear blouses pink fuchsia, apple green, canary yellow or bright blue), half-slope the Red Dao (with large red hats pompoms) and in the highest part of the village the Black Hmong (dressed in hemp cloth with dark blue indigo).
Dinner and overnight at homestay Giay ethnic village Ta Van.
Day 06 : Ta Van - Village of Ma Tra -Ta Phin. Night among the inhabitants. (Breakfast lunch dinner).
After breakfast in the village, start hiking in the village of Ma Tra.
Discover the richness of the Dao culture through this exceptional hike. This walk is accessible to all and passes among the rice terraces of the valleys of Ma Tra and Ta Phin. Your hosts, a Dao family, will welcome you at her place to share a meal and at night. Possibility of taking a bath of soothing herbs Dao (at your expense) after the meal. Dinner and overnight at the Dao's.Day 07 : Ta Phin-ethnic market of Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Ha Noi by night train. (Breakfast, Lunch).
After breakfast in the village, departure for the Bác Ha ethnic market.
The city Bac Ha is located 110km from Sapa, on the east bank of the Red River, the bus leaves Sapa in the morning around 7:30 for you to see the Sunday morning market in Bac Ha. Like all mountain markets, the main activities are between 8h and 12h. You can enjoy this bath of colors and smell to bring back some new memories: a pleated hmong skirt with vibrant colors, artisanal incense with cinnamon, small bronze bells, etc.
Breakfast in a local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit the Hmong King's Palace, Ban Pho Village and surrounding area.
Around 16h, we will take you to Lao Cai station (return to Hanoi by night train). Departure of sleeper trains between 8pm and 9pm
Day 08 : Ha Noi - Hue. In FLIGHT - (Breakfast).
Arrive at Ha Noi station early in the morning, rest in a small hotel near the train station.
Transfer to the airport for flight VN1543 Ha Noi at 08:45. Arrival at 09h55Hue home and transfer to the hotel for installation.
In the afternoon, you are free to visit the city:
Discovery of the Imperial City of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945 recognized by UNESCO as "World Cultural Heritage of Humanity" (1993) and the Museum of Royal Antiquities of Hue with the library and the various internal buildings.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 09 : Hue - Visit of the city, ThuyBieu village. (Breakfast, Lunch)
09. 00AM. Welcome to your hotel for an excursion on the Perfume River. Discover the life of the fishermen who live on this river.
Arrival at Dong Ba Market. We land there to browse its alleys and buy meat, vegetables, etc. which will be used for cooking. It's time to discover the usefulness of fresh ingredients and products often found in Vietnam's markets.
Return to the boat and continue our navigation to the Thien Mu pagoda - symbol of the city of Hue.
Continue to the village of Thuy Bieu, known by the gardens of sweet grapefruit.
Bike ride or walk around the village.
Visit of the house - garden which is a unique house style existing only in Hue. Contact with local inhabitants.
Visit families who produce incense, glutinous rice wine, funerary notes and discover the lives of farmers while they work on the fields with determination, joy and enthusiasm.
Visit of the family who draws a paper table to admire the art of rural painting by local artists.
Back to the village ThuyBieu, you take a cooking class and prepare the lunch by yourself with the information of our chef. Lunch with the dishes we have just done.
After lunch, relaxing by soaking feet in the water of medicinal plants - a traditional therapeutic practice.
Return to Hue and overnight in Hue.
Day 10 : Hue- Da Nang- Hoi An - (Breakfast).
Breakfast. 8:00 am, drive to Hoi An, crossing the vertiginous Col des Nuages (if the weather is nice). Stop en route to Lang Co. beach. Visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang. Continuation of the road to Hoi An. Visit the village of sculptors on marble. Arrival at Hoi An around noon.
Afternoon, free time at your charge for the visit of the ancient city of Hoi An: (Ex-Fai Fo): The Fujian Shrine dedicated to the goddess ThienHau, the QuanCông Temple, the Museum of Antiquities , the Japanese bridge, the Phung Hung house, the market and the port .....
Night in Hoi An.
Day 11 : Hoi An - Vegetable Villages of Tra Que - Lantern Manufacturing Workshop- (Breakfast / Lunch).
Bike ride in Tra Que vegetable garden village. Play the role of the market gardener. Opportunity to make a local cuisine court and lunch among locals.
Return to Hoi An.
Go to the Ha Linh lanterns manufacturing workshop - one of the 2 biggest lantern fabrications in Hoi An. The lantern manufacturing business has been in Hoi An for more than 400 years. The lantern becomes the symbol of the ancient city. But how to make these lanterns? Savoring with pleasure the wonderful city, you can also experiment to learn how to make lanterns in traditional craft villages. This is probably the most appreciated souvenir gift by tourists coming to Hoi An.
Day 12 : Hoi An - Kon Tum (Pleiku) on the Ho Chi Minh Trail (Breakfast).
Breakfast, departure to Kon Tum in the High Plateaux by the historic and mischievous Ho Chi Minh trail, the landscapes are so beautiful along the track with the forest, the rivers, the waterfalls ... visit of the village of group of Ethnic I - Trieng.
Arrival at Kon Tum in the afternoon.
Night at the hotel in Kon Tum.
Day 13 : Kon Tum - visit Jarai and Bahnar villages (Breakfast, Dinner) Morning: Visit Giarai villages.
Visit Jarai and Pleiweh villages, these are authentic villages that still keep many traditional festivals, visit the cemetery with funeral statues for the feast of the tombs.
Back in town, visit of the Cathedral in wood (this Cathedral with the original architecture was built, 100 years ago). Afternoon: Visit Bahnar villages
Visit the village Kontum Konnam, it is the old village with many houses on stilts in mud, the villagers live above and the animals down. Visit the RONG communal house and discover daily activities with locals.
Visit village Konjodri, village gives the name for the current city.
Dinner and overnight in a house on stilts in the village of Konkotu (Homestay Bahnar ethnic).
Day 14 : Kon Tum - Lak Lake "Buon Me Thuot" (Breakfast, Dinner)
Departure from Kon Tum to Buon Me Thuot, passing by the Ta Gron pass and many tea and coffee plantations. On the way, visit the ancient crater - Lake T'nung which is considered as "the pearl of the Highlands", coffee plantations, rubber, pepper, cashew nuts.
Around 15h, arrival in the beautiful basin of Lac Lak and visit village Le, ethnic M'nong.
Dinner and overnight at the lake, in a long traditional house on stilts of the village of M'nongs.
Day 15 : Lak Lake - Elephant Walk - Don Village - Buon Ma Thuot
Morning: visit the village Jun, at the lake, with many long houses. Walk on Lake Lak by canoe. Then ride on the elephant back around the village
The afternoon, departure for the Don village, this village is known throughout Southeast Asia as the homeland of hunters and tamer elephants, on the banks of the Serepok River.
Visit the plantation of coffee and rubber trees on the way. Discovered from the tradition of the Giarai ethnic group in the village of Don while contemplating the suspension bridge crossing the Serepok River, the stilt houses of a 120 years old Laos - Thailand, the tomb of the tribal chief.
Overnight at the hotel in Buon Ma Thuot.
Day 16 : Buon Me Thuot - Nha Trang (Breakfast).
At 8am, departure from Buon Ma Thuot for Nha Trang (185 kms, about 5h00 of road) by the national road while passing by several passes, in the middle of superb mountain landscapes. Stop at Phuong Hoang Pass (Col in Phoenix) to take beautiful pictures as a souvenir.
Arrived at Nha Trang.
Nha Trang is a city with a particularly pleasant climate, known for its white sand beaches, coconut palms and wonderful fresh seafood restaurants. This coastal city is one of the most beautiful bays in the world with its many picturesque islands Hòn Chong (swimming, mountain), Hòn Tre (beaches Bãi Trũ, Bãi Me, Vũng Ngán, Bích Đam, greenery especially houses made of bamboo, pebbles, seashells ), Hòn Mieu (bathing, pebbles), Hòn Tam (beach without sand but with pebbles) ... which inserts the tourists with swimming, tanning in the sun or scuba diving.
Then transfer to your hotel in the city center. Installation in your room.
Free time to enjoy the beach.
Night at the hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 17 : Free Nha Trang
Free day to develop according to your desires
Day 18 : Free Nha Trang
Free day to arrange according to your desires.
Day 19 : Nha Trang - Ha Noi. In FLIGHT
Transfer to the airport for flight Nha Trang for Ha Noi. Arrival at Ha Noi reception and transfer to the hotel for installation.
Night at the hotel in Ha Noi.
Day 20: Ha Noi - Departure (Breakfast)
At 7:30, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
End of our journey!
+ 2 Domestic flights: Ha Noi - Hue, Nha Trang - Hanoi (Vietnam Airline - price to date)
+ Private car according to the program
+ Boat on Perfume River in Hue and Lake Lak
+ Elephant ride in the village of Don
* Meals as mentioned (Breakfast = Breakfast, Dj = Lunch, Dinner = D)
* Visits mentioned and entrance fees (except free visits at your expense)
* French speaking guides
* Ha Noi night train / Lao Cai / Ha Noi
* Accommodation and hotels (01 double room + 01 triple room):
+ 3 nights at the hotel in Ha Noi (Luong Ngoc A25 Quyen Hotel - deluxe room)
+ 1 night aboard the Oriental Sail boat in Ha Long Bay
+ 2 nights homestay in Sa Pa
+ 2 nights at the hotel in Hue (Jasmine 2 Hotel - deluxe room)
+ 2 nights at the hotel in Hoi An (Thanh Bình 3 Hotel - deluxe room)
+ 1 night homestay in the village of KonTum
+ 1 night at the hotel in KonTum (Konklor Hotel - deluxe room)
+ 1 night homestay at Konkortu
+ 1 night at the hotel in Buon Me Thuot (Dakruco Hotel - deluxe room - zone B)
+ 3 nights at the hotel in Nha Trang (Senko Hotel - deluxe room)
Do not forget:
- Passport, Sunscreen, Mosquito Spray, Shoes for small excursion.