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INDOCHINA TOURS
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 HIGHLIGHTS Tour
Highlights :  Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Lao Cai - Sapa - Bac Ha - Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi
Duration : 13 Days – 12 Nights
Day 1 : Arrival - Saigon
Welcome at the airport on arrival in Saigon and transfer to the hotel for check-in Overnight in Saigon
Day 2 : 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 3 : 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 4 : Saigon - Da Nang - Hoi An
Breakfast at hotel Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Da Nang Meet upon arrival in Da Nang and transfer for sightseeing tour around the city 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 5 : HoiAn
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 6 : HoiAn - Hue
Breakfast at hotel Drive to Hue in the morning via Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach Hotel check-in upon arrival 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 7 : Hue - Ha Noi
Breakfast at hotel Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Ha Noi Pick up on arrival and transfer to the hotel for check-in Free time afterwards Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 8 : Ha Noi - Lao Cai
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 Transfer to the train station in the evening for night train to Lao Cai (scheduled 21:30 - 06:30+) Overnight on train
Day 9 : Arriving Lao Cai - Sapa
Meet on arrival at the train station in Lao Cai in the early morning and transfer to the hotel in Sapa (40km away) for check-in and Breakfast Later drive to the outskirt of Sapa town and enjoy some walk off the main road to visit Ta Phin village of Zao and H'mong ethnic minority peoples Afternoon transfer 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 landscapes are beautiful to enjoy with terraced fields and local homes scattered on the mountain side Walk visiting Ta Van village of Zay people Return to Sapa in the late afternoon Overnight in Sapa
Day 10 : Sapa - Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Ha Noi
Breakfast at hotel Drive to Bac Ha district (106km away) in the early morning If today is Sunday, enjoy a visit to Bac Ha Sunday Market - the biggest and most colourful weekly market of regional ethnic minority peoples in the mountainous north-west region of Vietnam If today is Tuesday, we will visit the Coc Ly market which is also one of the most beautiful weekly markets of the ethnic peoples here Otherwise, visit villages of ethnic minority peoples in Bac Ha and enjoy a boat ride on Chay River along high cliffs on the banks Afternoon transfer to Lao Cai town and then take a short visit to the Ha Khau (Hekou) border gate of Vietnam - China on the bank of the Red River which serves here as a natural border line Afterwards drive to the train station for night train back to Ha Noi (scheduled 20:20 - 05:20+) Overnight on train
Day 11 : Arriving Ha Noi - Ha Long
Meet at the train station in Ha Noi and transfer to the hotel for Breakfast (no accomodation) Afterwards drive to Ha Long and hotel check-in on arrival Six-hour boat cruise in the afternoon on the magnificent Ha Long Bay - a World Natural Heritage Site - to enjoy swimming and exploring limestone grottoes Overnight in Ha Long
Day 12 : Ha Long - Ha Noi
Breakfast at hotel Transfer back to Ha Noi in the morning with short stop at a ceramic workshop in Dong Trieu Hotel check-in on arrival and free time afterwards Enjoy the evening show of the spectacular Water Puppetry Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 13 : Ha Noi - Departure
Breakfast at hotel
Free time for shopping or relaxing until transfer to the airport for international departure flight
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