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Vietnam Hidden Charms - Escorted 'Ladies Only' Tour

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Itinerary

Day 1: HANOI Arrival (D)

Arrive in Hanoi.

Meet a local guide on arrival then go to the hotel. Check in hotel.

Orientation walk and cyclo ride (45 minutes) in the Old Quarter.

Dinner at Rue Lamblot restaurant and welcome drink included (1 unit of soft drink or fruit juice)

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: HANOI – City tour (B)

Morning: drive to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, HCM stilt house, one pillar Pagoda & Temple of Literature.

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: HANOI – Dong Ngac Village - Water puppet show (B, L)

In the morning, Car and guide pick up at the hotel and depart for the countryside village of Dong Ngac & Ve.

Pick up by your host at the main entrance gate of the village and walk around. You will set your foot on the paths built by the red soil bricks. Today the village is mixing between the old and new. You can see dozens of old houses, some houses are in traditional Vietnamese architecture (200-300 years old) and some others are mixed French and Indochina style. During your walk, you will chance to visit some old houses, meet with the caretakers and enjoy their hospitality with some green tea. You also learn about their daily life by some stories which your host willing to share. Another highlight of the walk, you will visit the local food market where our villagers go to buying food every day and an ancient pagoda, the communal house which facing to the Red river, learn about the beliefs of Vietnamese people.

Arrival to your home host, you will meet with some family members, enjoy welcome drink and listen to your host introduce about the family.

Take part in a home cook preparation with your host and following with lunch.

Say goodbye after receiving a small gift from your host and family.

Arrival to the hotel.

This evening enjoy the famous water puppet show at theatre, a great performance of short stories and legends played out to traditional music.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: HANOI - HALONG (B / L / D)

Drive to Ha Long Bay 4 hour - journey.

Get on board then have a lunch.

Note:

+ Guide will come on board and takes care of group.

+ Kayak is included: 2pax share 1 kayak / 1 hour

11.30 - 12.15  Arrival at Hon Gai International Harbour.

12.30 - 13.00  Transfer by tender to boat, enjoy Welcome Drink, Depart to Bai Tu long Bay.

13.00 - 14.30  Enjoy Lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way.

15.30 - 16.30  Transfer from boat to rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village. Rowers are local people wearing traditional costume. It’s the opportunity to see the fisher’s daily life with the primary features in the charming nature.

16.45 - 17.30  Enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach at Ban Chan Beach.

17.30  Return to boat - Continue cruising through the bay.

18.30  Anchor for overnight at Cong Do area.

19.30 - 21.00  Savor a delicious Set Dinner in dinning room.

21.00 - 23.00  Relax, enjoy fresh air & overnight on board.

Overnight on Junk

Note: junk’s itinerary is subject to change

Day 5: HALONG – HANOI – DANANG - HOI AN (B)

06.30  Enjoy Sunrise over the Bay.

06.45 - 07.45  Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in dining room.

08.00 - 08.30  Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son cave.

09.00 - 09.30  Check-out cabins and settle bills – Luggage collection

09.30 - 10.30  Having international Brunch served in dining room.

10.30 - 11.00  Arrival at the pier. Farewell.

You will dock in the late morning and, having disembarked, you will transfer to HANOI in time for your flight to Da Nang.

Upon arrival in Da Nang, you’ll be met by your guide and transfer to Hoi An.   Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: HOI AN – HD city (B)

In the morning, visit ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market. Take a peaceful boat trip on the Thu Bon River and afterwards enjoy free time to further explore the old town.

Afternoon free at leisure

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: HOI AN (B, L)

Morning Cooking at Red Bridge center (SIC – share with others) : Transfer with guide to meeting point of cooking class, then go to the market to understand cooking ingredient and food, get a boat to the center for cooking and enjoying a meal.

Afternoon free at leisure

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 : HOI AN – FREE

Free at leisure (Guide and vehicle are disposal/within Danang & Hoian)

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9 : HOI AN – Hue (B/L)

This morning, drive along the coast, through emerald-green paddy fields and over the spectacular Hai Van Mountain pass. En route, stop at Lang Co beach for seeing the fishing village.

Have lunch at Lang Co Beach Resort

Arrival Hue And check in hotel. Free time is yours.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue – FD city (B)

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Hue starting with a visit the elegant Thien Mu Pagoda along the banks of Perfume River. Then drive to visit the elaborate tombs of Emperor Khai Dinh & Tu Duc.

In the afternoon visit the Imperial Citadel, built on the same principles and design as Beijing's Forbidden Palace and contains a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences, and colleges and end the day with a visit to Dong Ba market.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 10: Hue - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Transfer to Hue Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Upon arrival, pick up at airport and then go straight for city tour: Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Church & Saigon Post Office.

Check-in hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 11: CU CHI TUNNELS - WAR REMNANT MUSEUM (B)

Pick up at hotel and transfer pier to take the boat to Cu Chi, where Vietnamese guerrillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war.

Drive back to Saigon and visit the War remnant museum.

Remainder of evening at leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 12: HO CHI MINH – CAI BE – MEKONG LODGE (B / L / D)

Morning drive to Cai Be.

Note: boat for return transfers & visit Cai Be floating market

-Arrive Cai Be, greeting at Cai Be harbor and boat trip transfer to Mekong Lodge.

-Check-in bungalows.

-Daily lunch is served in the nice restaurant with the Vietnamese day-menu.

-From 15h00pm: afternoon cycling tour to Tân Phong island, go to one of the orchard: approx. 10km along village paths, in passing 3 wooden ferries, in about 2 hours.

-Cooking class in the evening & dinner in restaurant.

-Riverside Bar are open until mid-night

Overnight at the Mekong Lodge.

Day 13: CAI BE – HO CHI MINH (B)

-07:30 – 08:00am: breakfast in the restaurant.

-From 08:00am: boat trip to the bustling floating market, visit handicraft villages, and Cai Be market on land, then transferred to Mekong Lodge.

-11:30am: clear bill and check out.

-12:00am: boat trip transfer to Cai Be harbor.

Boat transfer to Cai Be harbor and catch your bus again to Ho Chi Minh.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 14: HO CHIMINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B)

Free at leisure till transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap.

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