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INTENSIVE VIETNAM 14D

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SMILE TOURS SERVICE Int. Co. Ltd. (S.T.S.)

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INTENSIVE VIETNAM 14D

This trip offers a good understanding of Vietnam, especially in terms of the people and daily life through typical sites, activities, villages. HANOI–HALONG–SAPA-HUE–HOIAN-HCMC-CUCHI-BENTRE

DAY 1

Hanoi arrival

Arrival in Hanoi, the centuries-old beautiful capital of Vietnam, airport pick-up, hotel check-in, time at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2

Hanoi - city tour (B)

Full day for exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi where old and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures mix together. Activities: a pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area, visit HCM Mausoleum (close on Monday and Friday, in Oct - Nov), HCM’s stilt house and garden, the One Pillar pagoda. Take another pleasant walk at the beautiful Temple of Literature. Enjoy lunch with Hanoi popular street food: "bun cha" (excluded) which President Obama enjoyed very much in Hanoi. Visit the Women Museum, the Ngoc Son temple and Hoan Kiem lake. Finally enjoy a fascinating trishaw ride through the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter and take a walk through the famous 36 busy streets of the Old Quarter and shopping. Read more

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DAY 3

Hanoi – Halong Bay (B-L-D)

Morning check out the hotel, transfer to Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site. Upon arrival, check in aboard a deluxe junk and start cruising. Enjoy fabulous seafood, stunning scenery, and water activities: swimming, kayaking (excluded), and fishing. Your Hanoi guide will stay overnight at a hotel in Halong city. There is an English in-house guide on the boat. Read more

Overnight on a boat
DAY 4

Halong - Hanoi (B-Brunch)

Morning continue the cruise along simply gorgeous scenery including a brunch on board. Afternoon: drive back to Hanoi. Hotel check in. Free time on your own

Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 5

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa (B)

8:00 AM. Transfer to Sapa by road. 12:00 Arrival in Lao Cai. Stop to visit the border with China and have lunch (excluded) Afternoon transfer to Sapa, on the way, start a trekking to Ma Tra village and Suoi Hoa village of H’Mong people. These villages are still authentic. Transfer to Sapa by car. Check in a hotel and relax. Read more

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DAY 6

Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B)

9:00 after breakfast at hotel, start a nice trekking to Lao Chai village of Black H’mong People and Ta Van village of Giay people on easy paths, mostly down hill, altitude is between 1,400m – 1,600m. There will be many photo stops on the way of gorgeous scenery. Transfer back to Sapa by car. Afternoon free time on your own. Read more

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DAY 7

Sapa - Hanoi - Hue (B-D)

After breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer back to Hanoi Transfer to the airport to take flight to Hue VN 1543 HAN HUI 16:00-17:10 Meet our guide and transfer to hotel. 19:30 Enjoy Hue food tour by cyclo/trishaw (included): have a pleasant cyclo ride to admire Hue charms by night, enjoy tasty local food of "nem lui" and "banh khoai" and sweet desserts Read more

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DAY 8

Hue - Thuy Bieu village (B-L)

Enjoy Hue’s typical features: peaceful, traditional and beautiful. Transfer to visit King Tu Duc’s tomb. Then transfer to Thuy Bieu Village – famous for Thanh Tra fruit (grape fruits). Enjoy a nice bike ride around the beautiful village. Visit ancient ancestral temple and communicate with local people. Visit incense making family, another family of making paintings and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. Arrive at Madam Loan's garden house where you will learn how to make some local food and enjoy a nice lunch. After lunch, relax yourself with foot massage and soaking your tiring feet in nice warm herbal water. Saying goodbye to the family and walk to a boat to cruise to the Thien Mu pagoda along the Perfume River. Visit the iconic Thien Mu pagoda – the symbol of Hue city. Transfer back to Hue city by boat. Back to the hotel for relaxation. Read more

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DAY 9

Hue - Hoian (B)

Morning transfer to visit the Hue Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba market. Visit a typical garden house in Phu Mong village, talk with an old lady. Then take a scenic drive to Hoian via Lang Co beach, the Hai Van pass and Danang city. Arrival in the cozy town of Hoian, check in a hotel and relax. Hoian is the best place to have your clothes made overnight for cheap prices. Read more

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DAY 10

Hoian - My Son (B)

After breakfast, morning excursion to My Son, the former Religious capital of the Cham people, a world cultural heritage site. Enjoy the scenic landscapes and mysterious Cham arts and architecture. Transfer back to Hoian. Afternoon enjoy a relaxing city walk to more than 200 years-old temples and houses: Hoian Ceramic Museum, Fujien temple, Japanese Pagoda bridge, Phung Hung Ancient house. Have some free time for shopping and exploration of the ancient town. Read more

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DAY 11

Hoian - HCMC - Cu Chi (B)

Morning transfer back to Danang airport to take a flight to HCMC. Upon arrival, transfer to Cu Chi and visit Cu Chi Tunnel where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which provide shelters for Vietnamese guerrillas during the Vietnam War against American troops. Transfer back to HCMC to check in a hotel 18:30 Enjoy the unique water puppet show. Evening optional dinner with street food at the Ben Thanh night market (excluded) Read more

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DAY 12

HCMC – Mekong Delta (B-L)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to China town, visit a busy market and the colorful Quan Am pagoda. Then transfer to Phong Nam in Ben Tre - Mekong delta. Boarding a boat and enjoy a nice boat tour. Cruise along An Hoa river, then stop on land, visit a handy brick-kiln, a charcoal workshop – make products from coconut shell as active charcoal, material for battery. Biking on shady paths and rice field in Phong Nam village, visit a rice paper workshop. Back to boat, take a visit to handy coconut processing workshop, then turn on water palm scissors canals where they look smaller and smaller to Nhon Thanh countryside. Visit a coconut candy mill and enjoy coconut candies. Take a short walk to family making sleep mats and enjoy fruits in farmer house. Continue with a tuk tuk ride through the rice fields, exploring the local life around. Stop at local restaurant for lunch with local specialties. Take row boat and motorboat back Hùng Vuong pier. Transfer back to HCMC Read more

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DAY 13

HCMC – City Tour(B)

Half day city tour, visit China town, Cho Lon market, Thien Hau temple, the War Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral (1880) and Old Post Office (1886). Enjoy lunch at the Ngon restaurant with delicious local specialties (excluded): vegetarian curry, "bun thit nuong cha gio", "chao tom", "banh xeo" etc. Free afternoon for relaxation, massage, shopping at many nice boutique shops, shopping malls, and the Ben Thanh market Read more

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DAY 14

HCMC - Departure (B)

Free time till transfer to the airport for departure and with sweet memories with us End of service

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Day 3
Location Halong Bay
Day 4
Location Hanoi
Day 5
Location Sapa
Day 7
Location Hue
Hotel Romance Hue
Day 9
Location Hoian
Day 11
Location HCMC
Hotel Sunland
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Day 3
Location Halong Bay
Day 4
Location Hanoi
Day 5
Location Sapa
Hotel U Sapa hotel
Day 7
Location Hue
Day 9
Location Hoian
Day 11
Location HCMC
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Melia hotel
Day 3
Location Halong Bay
Day 4
Location Hanoi
Hotel Melia hotel
Day 5
Location Sapa
Day 7
Location Hue
Day 9
Location Hoian
Day 11
Location HCMC
Hotel Grand Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private tours (except for sharing Halong Bay cruise 2 days - 1 night)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (based on twin/double sharing room, except for a single room just for one traveler price)
  • Meals indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All ground transport on tour with air-conditioned vehicles, boats, bikes
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Local English/French speaking guide (Other guides on request with surcharge)
  • Daily cold bottles of water and towels en route

Package excludes

  • Single room surcharge (except for a single room just for one traveler price)
  • Surcharge for 24 Dec night, 31 Dec night at Hotel
  • International flight tickets to and from Vietnam
  • 2 domestic flights HAN-HUI, DAD-SGN
  • Vietnam visa
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal expenses such other meals, drinks, tips
  • All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.

More information

  • Single room surcharge (for guest staying in single room): USD380/person (Standard hotel), USD534/person (Superior hotel), USD988/person (Deluxe hotel)
  • Child policies applied for children from 5 to 10 years old (not for air tickets): 50% of tour cost (sharing bed with adult), 75% of tour cost (extra bed), 100% of tour cost (twin sharing)

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Bill Thielbarh, United States

Mr. Anh was very informative and gave us a great tour of Saigon. Food, transportation, and all other service were excellent. English very good.

Pam McKinnon, Australia

Our guide is excellent - spoke very good English, gave a lot of information about the tour and Vietnam. He has a very good sense of humour. He was flexible to meet the group's needs. Our driver was very safe and looked after the passages.

Robin John, Canada

We love Vietnam. The country is beautiful and the people welcoming. Mr. Giang was very knowledgeable and a delight to know. Mr. Tiem was an excellent driver and we arrived to Hanoi and back in heavy traffic without incident. We would definitely use STS again. Everything was delightful and made us appreciate the people of Vietnam, the countryside and also the government and the way the country is run. Mr. Ha was very knowledgeable and helped us have a wonderful day in spite of the rain. We were all pleased with our day in Danang and Hoian. Vietnam is so beautiful and interesting. Read more

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I love travelling, exploring new places, experiencing new things, being efficient and authentic

Ms. Tam - Vice Director

Ms. Trang - Tour Operator

Mr. Huyen - Tour Guide

I love exploring remote places and taking impressive photos.

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I like travelling, good food and tasting new specialties.

Mr. Lam - Sales Executive

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