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137/4 Tran Huu Trang, Phu Nhuan District
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel. ( 84 - 8 ) 847 7335
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Tour Name : VIETNAM CULTURAL Tour
Highlights :  Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay – Lao Cai – Sapa – Bac Ha – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Duration : 14 Days – 13 Nights
Day 1 : Arrival – Ha Noi
Welcome at the airport on arrival in Ha Noi and transfer to the hotel for check-in
Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 2 : Ha Noi
Breakfast at hotel
Morning visit to the historic Ba Dinh Square with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (if open), Ho Chi Minh Stilts House and One-Pillar Pagoda
Continue to visit Temple of Literature and History Museum
Visit Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple
One-hour cyclo (tricycle) ride in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi and then enjoy some more walking in the area
Enjoy the evening show of the spectacular Water Puppetry
Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 3 : Ha Noi – Ha Long
Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Ha Long in the morning and hotel check-in on arrival
Six-hour boat cruise on the magnificent Ha Long Bay – a World Natural Heritage Site – to enjoy swimming and exploring limestone grottoes
Overnight in Ha Long
Day 4 : Ha Long – Ha Noi – Lao Cai
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer back to Ha Noi in the morning with short stop at a ceramic workshop in Dong Trieu
Hotel check-in and free time afterwards for relaxing
Pick up and transfer to Ha Noi Train Station for night train to Lao Cai (scheduled 21:30 – 06:30+)
Overnight on train
Day 5 : Arriving Lao Cai – Sapa
Meet on arrival in Lao Cai and transfer to Sapa (40km away) to the hotel for check-in and Breakfast
Later transfer to the outside of Sapa (around 13km) and enjoy some more walk (around 2km) off the main road to visit Ta Phin village of Zao and H’mong ethnic minority peoples
Afternoon drive to the vicinity of Sapa to Muong Hoa valley where is home to many ethnic minority peoples such as H’mong, Zao, Zay, Tay and Xapho. The landscape is beautiful to enjoy with terraced fields and local homes of ethnic minority peoples scattered on the mountain side
Walk visiting Ta Van village of Zay people 
Return to Sapa in the late afternoon
Overnight in Sapa
Day 6 : Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Ha Noi
Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Bac Ha district (106km away from Sapa) in the early morning to visit Bac Ha Sunday Market – the biggest and most colourful market of ethnic minority peoples in the mountainous north-west of Vietnam
Afternoon transfer to Lao Cai town for sightseeing tour and short visit to the Ha Khau Border Gate of Vietnam – China on the bank of the Red River which serves here as a natural border line
Afterwards transfer to the train station for night train to Ha Noi (scheduled 20:20 – 05:20+)
Overnight on train
Day 7 : Arriving Ha Noi
Pick-up at the train station in Ha Noi on arrival and transfer to the hotel for Breakfast
Whole day at leisure for relaxing or shopping
Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 8 : Ha Noi – Hue
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Hue in the morning
Meet upon arrival in Hue and transfer to the hotel for check-in
Afternoon city tour in Hue beginning with boat ride on Huong River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda
Continue by overland to visit the former Imperial Citadel and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc King
Overnight in Hue
Day 9 : Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Da Nang in the morning via Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass
Sightseeing tour around Da Nang including visit to the Museum of Cham Sculpture
Proceed to Hoi An and hotel check-in on arrival
Free time afterwards
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 10 : Hoi An
Breakfast at hotel
Morning walking visits to old houses, pagodas, local market and Chinese community’s assembly halls in Hoi An ancient town
Enjoy bicycle ride in the afternoon to the countryside or to Cua Dai Beach
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 11 : Hoi An – Saigon
Breakfast at hotel
More free time in Hoi An in the morning
Transfer to the airport in Da Nang for domestic flight to Saigon in the afternoon
Meet upon arrival in Saigon and transfer to the hotel for check-in
Overnight in Saigon
Day 12 : Saigon – Cu Chi – Saigon
Breakfast at hotel
Morning excursion to visit the famous Cu Chi Underground Tunnels which have become well-known worldwide as the symbol of Vietnamese bravery during wartime
Return to the city for half-day city tour in the afternoon visiting the War Remnants Hall and bustling Chinatown with Thien Hau Temple
Photo stops at Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and City Hall
Overnight in Saigon
Day 13 : Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon
Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Cai Be district in the Mekong Delta in the morning
Upon arrival, take a boat ride on Mekong River to visit the Cai Be Floating Market where many kinds of seasonal fruits and vegetables are traded on boats
Continue the boat ride into the countryside of Vinh Long town visiting local homes, fruit/bonsai gardens and workshops
Enjoy a short hand-rowed sampan ride on small canals
Pick up in Vinh Long town and transfer by overland back to Saigon via My Thuan Bridge
Overnight in Saigon
Day 14 : Saigon – Departure
Breakfast at hotel
Free time for relaxing until transfer to the airport for departure flight
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