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Grand Vietnam

Grand Vietnam is an amazing package allowing three weeks of exploring Vietnam from the highlands to the sea through the major highlights of Vietnam for a total immersion in the country.

ITINERARY

Hanoi | Tam Coc | Sapa | Hue | Hoi An | Cam Thanh | Nha Trang | Dalat | Ho Chi Minh | Mekong Delta

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Day 01

Hanoi arrival

Welcome and relax on arrival

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Not included

Upon arriving in Hanoi, your guide will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure.
Day 02

Hanoi city tour

Visit Hanoi capital's highlights and attend to a water puppet show

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

In the morning,visit Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. After that visit the Temple of Literature, originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue your guided tour with a visit of the Museum of Ethnology. This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.
Go back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends.

A 45 minutes Cyclo tour
takes you through the Old Quarter. Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.

Attend to a traditional water puppet show then transfer back to your hotel. 
 
Day 03

Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi

Enjoy a rowing boat trip to the caves and visit temples

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

In the morning, Asia Top Travel's tour expert will pick you up at your hotel to travel to Hoa Lu. Along the way, stop-over for photo and refreshment while enjoying the rural stunning scenery. Arrive in Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam (968 – 1009) under Dinh and Le dynasties. Visit Dinh temple, Le temples and surroundings. 
 
Contine on a boat trip to Tam Coc (literally means three caves). Tam Coc is often promoted as Vietnam’s “Ha long bay on land“. Enjoy the scenic journey passing through the picturesque rural area. Savour a delicious lunch at a popular eatery and take a sampan boat trip through the canal crossing the beautiful rice paddy.

Transfer back Hanoi. Transfer to the train station for a night train to Lao Cai.

Day 04

Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa

Discover the local life when you trek through Lao Chai and Ta Van villages

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Reach Lao Cai train station in the morning, you will be met by our tour guide and transfer to Sapa town and enjoy breakfast in Sapa town.

After breakfast, departure for a 4 hour trekking journey. The driver will stop en-route for photo shots moments. Go downhill to Muong Hoa valley. Begin the trekking on a fairly rocky road, through Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong’s ethnic village. Then continue to Ta Van village of Giay ethnic minority people. Terrace fields are great for photographing, and cold soft drinks, beer, water can be found along the way of your trek. Visit local people’s house and schools en route. Continue the trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. Visit the village and nearby waterfall, then trek uphill to a road where your car is awaiting to transfer you back to Sapa.
Day 05

Sapa - Suoi Ho - Ma Tra village - Hanoi

Visit Suoi Ho and Ma Tra Villages

Accommodation: Overnight on train

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Start walking 5km form Sapa, downhill and cross the stream to the other bank where Suoi Ho village beautifully sits on the top of a low hill. Spend half an hour to visit several local homes for understanding of local life. Continue walking along a large path on hillsides which is paved with rock to get through Ma Tra village, a very small village hiding way from the civilisation. The walk continues through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. During the day you will also be able to visit a local school.

Transfer back to Sapa for lunch

Later, you will be transferred to the train station for a night train back to Hanoi.

Day 06

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Enjoy the stunning Halong Bay on cruise and kayaking

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Reach Hanoi train station in the early morning, you will be picked up by your tour guide and driver then transfer to a day use hotel for breakfast and relax before going to Halong Bay.

In the morning, pick up at your hotel in Hanoi for a 3.5 hour to reach Halong Bay. Embark on a boat early afternoon and start gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. 
 
Lunch, at the boat’s restaurant of fresh local seafood.
 
Sail through Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking. Visit the Titop Island with one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.
As the sun sets over the bay, head back to the boat and relax.
 
Dinner on board. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.
Day 07

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Finish amazing overnight cruise and transfer back to Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air. Visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience. Admire more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.
 
Lunch is served on board while cruising towards the harbor.
 
Late in the morning, disembark and return journey to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi in late afternoon.
Day 08

Hanoi Fly To Hue

Leave Hanoi, Hue is waiting you to explore

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Meals: Breakfast

Free morning until the transfer to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Hue airport, your tour guide will escort you to the hotel for check-in (check-in time from 14.00). The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 09

Hue City tour

Let enjoy the most attractive places in Hue - one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

8am, Asia Top Travel tour expert will pick you up and depart from your hotel in Hue.
We take a boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda also known as heavenly lady pagoda, one of the best loved architectural pagodas in Vietnam considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. It is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601.
Start at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. The ancient citadel reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and modern (the Royal Citadel was badly damaged in the latter stages of the war) but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today. 
Also visit King Tu Duc mausoleum, which is a picturesque complex including his tomb and palace that emperor Tu Duc ordered the construction by himself when he was still alive.
Lunch is served at local restaurant.
Next is Minh Mang tomb. Located 12 kilometers outside of Hue, the Tomb of Minh Mang honors the late Nguyen Dynasty emperor. Beautifully preserved gardens and flower-lined walkways make this picturesque tomb’s relatively high entrance fee (about USD$5) worth the cost of admission. Tomb of Minh Mang is part of a large complex that sits on the west bank of the Perfume River and includes a summer home and lake. Photographers will love the scenic views and lush landscapes, while meditative sorts will appreciate the well-kept grounds and tranquil setting. 
Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with our guide.  The market is another of the must see sites in Hue, the stalls are teeming with color and a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday life. 
Day 10

Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Travel from Hue to Hoi An by visiting Da Nang on the way and visit the ancient town on a half day city tour.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Breakfast is at your hotel and check out.
9h00: We depart to Hoi An. Drive over the mighty Hai Van pass for an over view of the Pacific Ocean and famous Lang Co fishing village.
Visit Cham Museum – museum of ancient Champa kingdom’s sculptures and artifacts
On the way, we visit the Marble Mountain and Marble stone carving workshop at Ngu Hanh Son handicraft village.
Arrive Hoi An. Excursion: you enjoy a walking tour through the Hoi An Old Quarter to visit the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple.
Check in hotel. Free time on your own.
 
Day 11

Hoi An - Cam Thanh Coconut Village - Tra Que Herb Village

Have a day tour to Cam Thanh Coconut Village and attend to a Cooking Class At Tra Que Herb Village

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

The day begins by cycling along level ground to the Thu Bon River to visit a local fishing village. Ride along country lanes at a peaceful pace viewing local life and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields using centuries of farming practices. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges, fields of water buffalo, etc.
 
Take a short break in a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying 1.5 hours ride on traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basket boat and try to catch fishes and “purple crabs” in the Canal. 
 
Continue to drive to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetables are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown the environmentally sustainable practices which the local villagers have used for centuries and is still being used extensively today. 
 
Meet a local family and after a short, informative and fun cooking lesson, sit down for a delicious lunch.
 
After lunch, come back your hotel and free time.
Day 12

Hoian

Relaxing day in Hoi An

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is served at your hotel. Today you are free to go around the ancient town or to relax on beach on your own.
Day 13

Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang

Goodbye Hoi An, today you will fly to a new city in your journey along the S-line Vietnam.

Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is served at hotel. You are free until meet the tour guide and driver, transfer to Danang Airport for the flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, your tour guide and driver will escort you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of day you are free at leisure.
Day 14

Nha Trang

Enjoy a luxury day boat trip in Nha Trang

Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Today, you have opportunity to get experience by boarding a boat as you set out in the morning to exploring the coast of Nha Trang. The first five star cruises in one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world!
JOINING THE EMPEROR CRUISES - DAY CRUISES
0800H-0845H Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises.  
0845H-0900H  Arrival at the port where you will be greeted by the Experiences Manager with a welcome drink. Introduction to Nha Trang Bay, the locals, the food, the culture, the emperor, safety precautions, and the Emperor Cruises Junk. Start cruising through the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang Bay. 
0900H-0945H Continue to cruise pass by the Tam, Mot, in Nha Trang Bay while guitar player will bring you deep in classical music. Your destination is Mini Beach in Mieu Island 
0945H-1130H Arrive at Mini Beach where you can either go swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and enjoy some drinks and fruits. Alternatively, just relax under the big trees, enjoying the stunning views of the bay and Emperor Cruises’ sails against the clear blue waters of the bay. Besides, there are many other activites on the beach which you can join such as Diving, Jetski, Para sailing and Banana boat (exclusion in the price). 
1130H-1400H After so many activitíe, you will surely be hungry. It’s time to go back the boat. You will be served a sumptuous set lunch on board with local beers, soft drink, fine wine, or premium spirits as the boat anchors near Hon Tre Island with its tranquil lagoon. Af the lunch, relax and go finish ing on boat. 
1400H-1430H Visiting Fish farm for exploring the beautiful landscape by basket boat surrounding the finish villlage. 
14:30H-15:00H Cruise back to Nha Trang Harbor passing Vung Ngan floating village and Vinpearl Island, before catching a glimpse of the Bao Dai Villas as we return to the mainland. 
15:00H At the port your Emperor Cruises Van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel
Notice: The cruising itinerary is subject to change due to the weather.The tours' time table could be revised earlier or later 30 minutes which are depended on the day's weather and water conditions. All customer will get the last confirmation of pick up time one day before the cruising date.
 
Check in the resort and enjoy for free time.
 
Day 15

Nha Trang - Dalat

Dalat is a very famous city of thousand flowers and there are lots of farms for growing temperate vegetable that only can be found in Dalat. Come and enjoy!

Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast your tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby fo a 4 hour drive to Dalat over beautiful Khanh Le Pass. Don’t forget to take a short stop for photos. Check-in hotel in Dalat. The rest of day is your leisure time
Day 16

Dalat

Discover Dalat on a guided city tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

8:00 meet the guide at hotel lobby.
Transfer to Cable Car to get the panorama view of the city and Tuyen Lam Lake, visit flower and vegetable fields on the way. Surrounding by pine forest, Tuyen Lam lake looks like a paradise with the Zen meditation monastery named Truc Lam which is built on the top of Phoenix Hill. 
Next place is the Dalat Railway station which is the most beautiful railway station in Indochina. 
Get a lot of nice photos in The City’s Flower Garden for a plentiful collection of flowers, the Valley Of Love – romantic and fabulous landscape, the largest colourful preserved flower Showroom.
Lunch is served at local restaurant.
Visit Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, where the last Emperor of Viet Nam - Bao Dai stayed and ruled his Viet Nam from 1949 to 1954.
If you love art works, XQ Embroidery village is a worthy place to see many miraculous hand-made embroidery works and find out how they broider those fantastic art works.
The tour is finished after we visit the special architecture of Dragon pagoda-Linh Phuoc Pagoda which was built from debris of glass, pottery and porcelain, and the unique Guan Yin statue by immortal flowers of Vietnam.
Transfer back to your hotel. Check in. You might enjoy Dalat food at night market for yourself.
 
Day 17

Dalat - Ho Chi Minh

Enjoy a leisure time before exploring Ho Chi Minh city

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Meals: Breakfast

Take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be picked up and escorted to hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 18

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Explore the maze of tunnels and Ho Chi Minh city tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Departure for a drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. 
Spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels where the Vietnamese could escape bombings, hide from enemy, and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. 
 
After a lunch in Cu Chi, head back to Saigon.
 
Start your half day city tour by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral built between 1877 and 1883. This is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Nearby is the Old Post Office that is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office. 
Move on to see the Reunification Palace, one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. After that, we continue to visitWar Remnants Museum (American War Crimes), a poignant display of the futility of war. 
 
Depending on the timing, have a look on a wide selection of goods at Ben Thanh Market.
 
Late afternoon, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 19

Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre - Can Tho

Discover the local life in Mekong Delta to know more about the culture in South Vietnam

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

08.00 our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the “Capital” of Coconut – Ben Tre. It takes about 2-2.5 hours transfer on the way to Ben Tre. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre town). Take a boat on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing  lively activities along river as fishing,water transfering……. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along Cái sơn canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to Nhon Thanh village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoying some fruits.

Take a tuk tuk or ride on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out  about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon -  Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and  boat along Cai Coi creek back to Hung Vuong Pier. And transfer to Can Tho for evernight. Check in hotel. Dinner is on your own cost. Tour ends at your hotel.

Day 20

Can Tho - Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh

Make the most of Cai Rang morning floating market, visit rice noodle maker and brick manufacture

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy an early boat trip to visit the biggest floating Market in Mekong. This is a great opportunity to see and taste different type of tropical fruits and vegetables.

On the way, visit the rice noodle maker and brick manufacture, the boat trip ends at the local market where you can see the local life with selling local product.

Go back to your hotel for breakfast and after that transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 21

Ho Chi Minh Departure

Say goodbye to our team and take your flight back home

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Free morning at your own leisure until the transfer to the airport for your flight departure.

Price

Start price per person based on hotel standard. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. We would like to give you a rough quote as below for your preference. Feel free to send us an enquiry. We commit to give you a competitive quote.

Price Per Person In USD(Valid till 31Dec2019)

Category 2 People 4 People 6 People Others
3 Star $1773 $1393 $1268 On Request
4 Star $2070 $1691 $1566 On Request
5 Star $2686 $2294 $2173 On Request


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TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Double/Twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Private AC transportation or sharing as mentioned
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides in each region
  • Entrance fees to sites indicated in the itinerary
  • Complementary pure water on tour and transfer
Trip Exclusions
  • International flight tickets
  • Visa service (on request)
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Surcharge for Peak Season, Holiday, Special Occasion
  • Flight ticket Hanoi - Hue(83$), Da Nang - Nha Trang(68$), Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh(56$)

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