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Stunning Vietnam - 16 Days

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Stunning Vietnam - 16 Days

A journey that will take you to discover the dazzling rich culture of Vietnam through visiting many sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Phong Nha Caves, but also through meeting of different minorities near Lake Ba Be.

DAY 1

Ho Chi Minh Arrival

You will be greeted at the HCMC airport and transferred to your hotel. You have much appreciated leisure time before private afternoon tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. It is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of 7 million people and much of daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stallsand vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. You will want to explore bustling Ben Thanh Market, the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace. You will have an overnight stay in HCMC. Read more

Ho Chi Minh City - 1 Night
DAY 2

Cai Be and Mekong Lodge

Depart from Ho Chi Minh city (clients’ own arrangement of land transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be: approx. 120km). 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 Read more

Cai Be - 1 night
DAY 3

Boat trip to the bustling floating marke

07:00 – 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. 12:00pm: boat trip transfer to Cai Be harbor Departure for Can Tho in the afternon. Overnight in hotel. Read more

CAN THO - 1 night
DAY 4

Cai Rang and Sa Dec

Boat trip on the Cai Ngong channel before discovering one of the largest floating markets of the Delta: Cai Rang. Departure for Sa Dec, authentic colonial city, the garden of Cochin and the Confucian Kien An Cung Pagoda, former home of mandarin Quach. Walk through the narrow streets until the Trung Vuong primary school where Marguerite Duras and studied the market with exotic flowers. Dinner cruise on the Saigon River. Read more

Ho Chi Minh City - 1 night
DAY 5

Danang city and Hoi An

You will be transfered to the airport for a flight to Danang on Vietnam Airlines. Upon arrival at Danang you will be greeted by ourguide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum where you can find out moreabout this ancient but advanced civilization. After leaving Danang you will make your way to the Marble Mountains, where there will be the opportunity to climb to thetop and admire the temples that have a commanding view over the surrounding district. You will continue to the delightfultown of Hoi An, approximately 30 km away. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some free leisure time before an overnight stay in Hoi An. Read more

Hoi An - 1 night
DAY 6

Hoi An sightseeing

From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk which is still produced in the area,as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerouscafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. You will enjoy ahalf-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the ChineseAssembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam KY ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Transfer in the afternoon to Hue. Overnight in hotel. Read more

Hue - 2 nights
DAY 7

Thuy Bieu Village

Visit in the morning the Imperial City. Then, start the day with the discovery of the Imperial City, listed Unesco World Heritage. Hue was the ancient capital of Vietnam, under the reign of the Nguyen dynasty, from 1802 to 1945. The city is considered a big living museum with many historical monuments, imperial tombs, pagodas and temples that tell us the history of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam. Cradle of culture of Hue, Thuy Bieu is an old village currently developing eco-tourism. The village contains many centenarian houses lost between the fruits trees, especially the grapefruits trees. All of them are covered with a green color. The characteristics of these houses-gardens contribute to the preservation of the customs and traditions of the Vietnamese culture and architectural of the Nguyen Dynasty. During the walk, some stops are prevised: to the old temple dedicated to the genius of the village, at school, and in a family which owns three of the older houses. These buildings are characterized by engravings and sculptures in wood: dragons, phoenix and other natural landscapes on columns, beams or rafters. Continuation by bike all along the river of perfumes in the nature, among flowers and thousands of grapefruits. Stop at the local market, to buy if you want notebooks, pencils, pens, to offer to the orphanage. Return by bike to the family house. Participate in the preparation of the lunch with the family: figs salad, lemongrass duck… After the lunch, rest with a foot massage with medicinal herbs. Cruise along the river of perfumes in a dragon boat, to contemplate the locals’ life and beautiful landscapes. You will pass in front of the swimming pavilion and the Imperial City. Visit of the pagoda of the Heavenly Lady (1601), the symbol of Hue. Admire the sunset aboard of the boat during the return to Hue. Read more

Hue - 2 Nights
DAY 8

Hanoi

Flight to Hanoi. You will be greeted by our guide who will escort you to the hotel. Free time in Hanoi. Overnight in hotel.

Hanoi - 1 night
DAY 9

Discover the village Pac Ngoi & Ba be

Arrive early morning, crossing a mountainous region for Ba Be Lake. Departure by boat to the village Pac Ngoi and meeting with Tay minorities. Dinner and overnight at the inhabitant in the land of Tay-Dao (basic comfort).

Ba Be - 02 Nights
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DAY 10

BA BE AND VICINITY

Hike through terrestrial paths admiring the fascinating landscape of a mountainous region. The opportunity to experience the unique culture and daily life of the peasants of the Dao minority. Visit villages of ethnic minorities. Lunch outdoors. Dinner and night in houses on stilts.

Ba Be - 2 nights
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DAY 11

Cave Puong and then transfer to Cao Bang

Down the Nang River by boat through a landscape of limestone peaks. Walk on the shore to admire the stalactites and stalagmites in the cave Puong and then transfer to Cao Bang to the bottom of the valley where the rivers converge Mang Hieu and Tra Vinh.

CAO BANG - 1 Night
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DAY 12

The pass of Ma Phuc Quang Hoa

The pass of Ma Phuc Quang Hoa. Discover local crafts: blacksmiths. Meeting with Tay minorities. Depart for Lang Son border town north-east. Crossing the village of Dong Khe seat of a battle during the first Indochina war then That Khe. Overnight in hotel.

Lang Son - 1 Night
DAY 13

Junk cruise through Halong Bay

Halong management and traditional junk cruise through Halong Bay. Lunch of seafood on board. Stops to discover the natural caves. Dinner and overnight on board the traditional junk.

Halong - 1 Night
DAY 14

Wake in the heart of Halong Bay

Wake in the heart of Halong Bay. Continuation of the cruise among the surrounding islands. Back in Hanoi. Overnight in hotel.

Hanoi - 02 Nights
DAY 15

Discover Hanoi

We can also get up early and go to the lake watching people practice tai chi, a beneficent morning exercises. We followed a good pho (beef broth, noodles, coriander ...). Visits can start: the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and his house on stilts, for example, the pagoda unipode Mot Côt (One Pillar - thirteenth and twentieth centuries), the Temple of Literature (Confucius, founded in the eleventh century), the museum of Ethnography and Taoist Quan Thanh temple (founded in the eleventh century) ... Dinner in a former Jesuit residence recently renovated by a French chef, the Vietnamese cuisine menu with a French twist. Read more

Hanoi - 02 Nights
DAY 16

Bid Good Bye to Vietnam

Transfer to airport and flight back.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Saigon
Day 2
Location Tien Giang – Cai Be
Hotel Mekong Lodge
Day 3
Location Can Tho
Day 4
Location Saigon
Day 5
Location Hoi An
Hotel Thuy Duong 3
Day 6
Location Hue
Hotel Romance Hue
Day 8
Location Hanoi
Day 9
Location Tay Dao (Ba Be)
Hotel Homestay
Day 11
Location Cao Bang
Day 12
Location Lang Son
Day 13
Location Halong
Day 14
Location Hanoi
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Saigon
Hotel Eden Hotel
Day 2
Location Tien Giang – Cai Be
Hotel Mekong Lodge
Day 3
Location Can Tho
Day 4
Location Saigon
Hotel Eden Hotel
Day 5
Location Hoi An
Day 6
Location Hue
Hotel Alba Spa
Day 8
Location Hanoi
Hotel Boss Legend
Day 9
Location Tay Dao (Ba Be)
Hotel Homestay
Day 11
Location Cao Bang
Day 12
Location Lang Son
Day 13
Location Halong
Hotel Bhaya Cruise
Day 14
Location Hanoi
Hotel Boss Legend
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Saigon
Day 2
Location Tien Giang – Cai Be
Hotel Mekong Lodge
Day 3
Location Can Tho
Day 4
Location Saigon
Day 5
Location Hoi An
Day 6
Location Hue
Day 8
Location Hanoi
Day 9
Location Tay Dao (Ba Be)
Hotel Homestay
Day 11
Location Cao Bang
Day 12
Location Lang Son
Day 13
Location Halong
Day 14
Location Hanoi

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 11 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 2Days/1Night cruise on boat in Ha Long Bay (shared cabin on shared boat)
  • 2Days/1Night on boat in Mekong (Mekong Lodge)
  • ENGLISH speaking guides
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Boat trip in Cai Be, Cai Rang, Hue, Thu Bon, Ba Be
  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program (Local food):
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Package excludes

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Visas to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Jill Jordan, United States

Dear Nilesh. I have just returned from the Colouricious Kashmir holiday. Could I thank you and your staff, not only for a wonderful holiday, but for all the rearrangements you made when we could not go to Srinagar. This must have involved a great deal of hard work and I wanted you to know how much we appreciated this. You were not obliged to do this and we were very grateful. ​ We had a wonderful time in Jaipur and, as always with your company, everything was so well organised. ​ ​ Could I also take this opportunity to thank Amrik. He was amazing. His skill, his patience and professionalism, his concern for all of us and his calm demeanour meant that we all had the utmost confidence in him. This made the holiday a great pleasure for all of us, despite the change of plans. He maintained his good humour at all times and provided a wealth of information whenever we needed it. Thank you again to you and to all your staff. Please give my best wishes to Isha and I hope she is well. Above all my thanks and best wishes to Amrik. Your sincerely ​ Jill Jordan (Margaret Jordan) Read more

Matthieu et Mouneen, France

M BEAU J'ai découvert Tanirikka par hasard sur le web. Bien m'en a pris. Organisation impeccable, excellent choix des hotels et du circuit. Notre formule: deux personnes, une voiture et un chauffeur. Hyper pratique pour sortir des sentiers battus.​ ​ Merci Tanirikka, Matthieu et Mouneen.

Patty Harrison, United Kingdom

Hello! ​ ​ After a few days of rest from the wonderful Gujarat trip Colouricious offered, I would like to take a moment of giving some feedback. ​ ​ Gautam was an excellent host/coordinator and expert on our trip. He has a unique ability to communicate with anybody, the Rabari nomads on the road, the British ladies, a small country Muslim community and more. He has built up many excellent relationships with so many people and it makes the trip more interesting. His pace of instruction and points of interest were spot on. ​ ​ There are so many memories, thankfully caught by camera to remind me of this trip. ​ ​ Here are but a few:​ ​ . seeing the nomads on the road, with their children and tables on their camels . going to a small encampment of travellers where children were making beaded bracelets (great skills actually) . Seeing a cotton factory and talking to the owner!​ ​ . Seeing a tribal dance at the Rann Riders and looking at the women's dress and jewellery . Seeing bells made and seeing a small community, I was particularly impressed with the community and how they interacted with a member of their community with autism.​ ​ . Seeing a variety of weaving, one that included knots in the weavings.​ ​ . Going to a embroiderers small house, where her daughter brought a jug of water on her head to the house. This woman was a character and her house was a warm inviting setting. ​ ​ These are but a few of my memories but just want to say you have a good leader in Gautam and he is an asset to your organisation.​ ​ I'm looking forward to the February trip and want to thank all of you for all your hard work in organising memorable trips! ​ Read more

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