11 DAYS VIETNAM CLASSIC SOFT ADVENTURE TOUR
Soft adventure tour from Ho Chi Minh-Danang-Hoi An-Hue-Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi
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Soft adventure tour from Ho Chi Minh-Danang-Hoi An-Hue-Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi
Welcome at the airport. Meet & transfer to the hotel. Then you will start the city tour by vintage motor scooter to visit the largest and busiest city in Vietnam. Discover the city turbulent past and get a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer: Reunification Palace, General Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and City Hall. If desired visit colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and accessories designed by up-and-coming Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and house wares. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more
Arrive from Ho Chi Minh City at around the noon, greeting at Cai Be harbor and boat trip of half hour to Mekong Lodge. Afternoon walking visit to the homes factories of Candy and handicraft near by the village. Late afternoon participating in cooking class. Overnight at Mekong Lodge.
Breakfast in the restaurant. After breakfast, boat trip to the bustling floating market, visit handicraft villages, and Cai Be market on land, then transferred to Mekong Lodge to clear bill and check out. Boat trip transfer to Cai Be Harbor and board on the waiting vehicle for the transfer straight to the airport to take flight to Danang. Overnight in Hoi An. Read more
Cycling to a local farm in Tra Que villages, a short stroll will take you around the vegetable garden and then you can join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Following steps are raking the ground, sowing, watering, and picking vegetables and many other gardening activities. After all these activities, you will take a short rest before preparing lunch with a local family. After your morning excursions and your lunch, you will take a Vietnamese traditional post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Back to Hoi An. Afternoon free at leisure or enjoy your time walking to explore the historic town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more
Transfer to Hue. On the way get through the Hai Van pass by motor scooters driver to the top of the pass, one of the most beautiful panoramas of Vietnam offering stunning view over the central coastline. A further stop comes at the white sand beach of Lang Co. Head to the ancient village of Phuoc Tich is surrounded by O Lau River, bordering with Quang Tri Province and around 40 km north of Hue city. It is considered an untouched and valuable ancient village, not only in Central Vietnam but the whole country as well. It remains 27 “Nha Ruong” (Hue‟s old styled houses) and gardens, 12 of which own architecturally and aesthetically special values. Visit Phuoc Tich Ancient Village, some typical ancient houses, local people, a pottery workshop, learn about the manufacturing process of pottery items by local artisans. Have lunch at a villagers’ house. Afternoon: Take a boat ride on O Lau River and admire the village’s landscape. Then wander around the village (on foot or by bike), see some daily activities of locals such as noodle, jam and confectionary making etc. Have dinner with local dishes prepared by local people. Read more
Drive to Hue City to visit the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, well known for its monuments and architecture. Explore the city famous attractions including Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945; Forbidden Purple City and Dong Ba local market. Transfer to Hue Airport for a domestic flight to Hanoi. Enjoy water puppet show with sharing experience with the craftsmen. Overnight in Hanoi. Read more
Departure Hanoi around 8:00 am and head south on a 4 hour scenic drive. Only a few hours from Hanoi, this area is filled with towering limestone karsts, green mountains and lush fields. Spend a night with a Thai hill tribe family and take light hikes in the area as you immerse yourself in the wonders of Mai Chau Valley. This scenic drive takes around three and half hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Arrive in Mai Chau valley around noon. After lunch, we leave the village for a half day walking around. We will pass many different Thai hamlets, through rice fields, hill sides...We will stop by some local houses to talk with local people to understand their customs and culture. In the evening, assist to the traditional music and dance show which is performed by the local villagers. Overnight in a stilt house in Mai Chau Village. Read more
After breakfast, depart for Cuc Phuong National Park. After around 2 hours on the bus, we start cycling from Nho Quan town to the forest (15 km, paved terrain). Then followed by visit the Park Museum, the Botanical Garden, the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre. Later in the afternoon, we observe the birds gathering in the lush rain forest. Overnight at homestay in Cuc Phuong National Park. Read more
Rising this morning with the sounds of the forest all around us. Let's trek to visit the cave of prehistoric man (0,3km walk/Steps) and the Dinosaur fossil (4km walk on trails with narrow rocky slopes). Then we head out Ninh Binh. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will spend some time relaxing on around 2 hours’ boat ride in Trang An Grottoes Eco-tourism Complex. Slotted for upcoming development, this place consists of limestone mountain ranges, valleys and rivers which blend harmoniously together in a wash of green. Return to your hotel in Hanoi. Read more
Transfer to Hạ Long on a new highway that passes through stunning rice fields of the Red River Delta. Upon arriving in Ha Long City, board on a wooden boat for a fine seafood lunch and take a short cruise to visit one cave. Then start the kayak exploration of the bay by paddling through an amazing area of limestone islets, pass a floating village and reach the Caves which is a tunnel thrusting through a mountain to explore a beautiful secluded lagoon. After sunset, enjoy dinner at the restaurant before retiring to your cabin for a good night sleep or join the crew and learn squid fishing. Overnight on cruise. Remarks: You can leave your main luggage in Hanoi, so just take a small bag with a change of clothes and essential travel items, Kayaking is not included and only served upon request, The cruise itinerary is subject to change upon the option you go with and upon the weather condition at travelling time. Read more
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise (@30 min) with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast visit a beautiful limestone grotto then come back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. Transfer to Hanoi Airport and flight back home or extending to Cambodia (Siem Reap). Read more
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Thank you for arranging our best trip to East side this year! This is an excellent overview of the REAL Vietnam - its short enough to leave you wanting more but long enough to grow attached! I can't wait to go back!
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