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Best Vietnam tours packages 13 Days/ 12 Nights

Day 1: ARRIVE HANOI

Meals: 1 Dinner

Arriving at Noi Bai airport, welcome by Palm Vietnam’s Tour guide and transfer to the reserved hotel in Ha Noi, relax and enjoy your first evening in The Capital of Vietnam.

Day 2: CITY TOUR

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

After Breakfast in Hotel, enjoy an excursion in Hanoi which is famous for its charm and peace. Visit the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, the ancient Tran Quoc royal pagoda, beautiful West Lake and the temple of literature, known as Vietnam’s first university from the old quarter. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon continue to enjoy Vietnamese traditional performance of water puppetry, visit History Museum then Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Old Quarters, shopping at Silk Street Hang Gai.

Take a night train to Lao Cai that departs at 21h45. Overnight on train.

Day 3: LAO CAI – SAPA – Bacha Market

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Arriving early in Lao Cai Station.

Option 1: transfer to Bac Ha Market (Only open on Sundays), enjoy the colorful Market of Ethnic Minorities Dao, Giay, H’Mong, Safo, Hanhi… On the weekend, the town comes alive with a huge market. The market is a weekly tradition for the locals to gather and exchange wares.

Option 2: Or go directly to Sapa town, which is at 1650m above sea level, known as Vietnam’s famous alpine town that is misty and beautiful, is a part of the last mountains in the Himalayan chain including Mount Fan Si Pan 3,143 m. The environment here is vastly different than the rest of Vietnam being very cool at times.

After breakfast, start to visit Laochai and Tavan Village for an ethnic minority experience that the culture here seems not yet been spoilt by outside influences. Enjoy picnic lunch on the way. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: LAO CAI – HANOI

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

After Breakfast, take a day to visit Ham Rong Mountain,and enjoy the dance of ethnic girls of H”mong, Tay, Giay, Hanhi, Dao. Lunch in a restaurant in the centre of Sapa.

In the afternoon, visit Taphin village where living Dao minority ethnic then transfer to Lao Cai and take a night train back to Hanoi that depart around 20:45. Overnight in train.

Day 5: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Note: Itinerary will be different depend on cruises.

Pick up at the train station, transfer to a hotel for breakfast before ready for Halong Bay. At around 8:00 am to 8:30 am leave Hanoi for Halong Bay.

Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Have lunch with regional fresh seafood while explore Halong bay on the most wonderful route: Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail island, Binh Phong mountain, Man’s head island, Tortoise island. Land on a beautiful island, climb up and enjoy the great view of Halong bay from Titop, swim in the emerald water of Halong Bay or relax by the beach. Visit Luon cave with paddle boat. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Join the Crew’s squid fishing or enjoy a Karaoke party. Overnight on board.

Day 6: HALONG BAY – HANOI

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Wake up and enjoy the sunrise, a wholesome breakfast before visiting the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Continue visiting Baitulong bay En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose! After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on Board, check-out the boat and take a van back directly to Noi Bai Airport to catch a flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: HUE

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Breakfast, visit the last imperial capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 and has recently been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

A day tour of Hue offers us an opportunity to explore the “Forbidden City”, Imperial Palace, nice boat cruise on the Huong River to view some fine examples of Buddhist architecture and visit Thien Mu pagoda. This is your chance to explore the center where the history, culture and romance all combine.

Visit Khai Dinh Tomb and Tu Duc tomb, home to over 140 historic works of architecture. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: HUE – Da Nang – Hoi An

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Breakfast, Heading south, we visit the fascinating Cham museum in Da Nang and explore the Buddhist Shrines of the Marble Mountain Caves. Departure to Hoi An, a small and charming town that located by Thu Bon River.

Afternoon we will make a stroll between the 844 houses and temples in Hoi An, including the Tanky’s House, 200 years of antiquity, with Chinese poems written in nacar inlaid, or ever the structure oldest call “The House at Tran Phu St.”, made of carved wood. Visit city’s Market, one of the most colorful places of the trip. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Breakfast and free day for shopping and beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10: Da Nang – SAIGON (HO CHI MINH)

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Guests are welcomed by Palm Vietnam Travel’s guide, transfer directly to the hotel. A brief city tour visits two fine examples of French colonial architecture, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office.

In the afternoon, visit the Criminal Musem and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 11: SAIGON – VINH LONG (MEKONG DELTA) – SAIGON

Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

After Breakfast, start a full day trip to Cai Be, the watery world of the Mekong Delta. Take a boat trip along narrow waterways overhung with dense vegetation and try exotic fruits in one of the many orchards. Enjoy the landscape of the Mekong delta where we take a boat to visit the floating market CAIBE, lunch in a bonsai garden, try local Elephant Ear Fish. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: SAIGON – CUCHI – SAIGON

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Half day for Cuchi tunnel may start in the morning or afternoon. The revolutionary center of the guerrilla’s tunnel system covers close to 200 km underground, and the secrete system once dug under an US air base.

The tunnels once spanned even to the area close to the Cambodian border to the city limits of Ho Chi Minh City. Here we will be able to know the laborious life of the Cuchi guerrillas in the tunnels of hundreds of kilometers. Return to the hotel in Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13: SAIGON – EXIT

Meals: 1 Breakfast

Free and easy until time to transfer to the airport./.