DISCOVERY VIET NAM 10 DAYS
Vietnam is a country equally as fascinating in geographical diversity as its cultural diversity, there are many ethnic groups inhabiting the different regions that stretch from the northern mountains bordering China to the lush, fertile lands of the south that reach far into the south pacific.
Vietnam Tourism is filled with various kinds of geographical terraces (mountains, beaches, rice fields, and highlands) that are for ecotourism, beach holiday, adventure tours and home-stay experiences. The perfect combination between natural beauty and old historical sites makes Vietnam one of the more popular tourist counties in Asia. To ensure you get the most out of your stay in Vietnam we have organized for all these popular destinations for you cover. Such as, Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh city and many more off beaten tracks!
We’ll start our journey from the North; we will then make our way all the way down to the south passing through some of the most beautiful views along the coast.
DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL/ TRAIN TO SAPA ( -/-/D)
Meet on arrival and transfer to restaurant for lunch. 01 hour cyclo tour around Old Quarter, French Quarter. Enjoy water puppet show followed by dinner at local restaurant. After that, you will be transferred to train station for night train to Lao Cai.
DAY 2 : LAO CAI – SAPA/ CATCAT - TAPHIN VILLAGE ( B/L/- )
Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 6.00AM. Drive to Sapa, ave breakfast and coffee time before walking tour around Sapa Town. In the afternoon, take a 2km trek to Cat Cat Village, home of H'mong Ethnics. Then continue the ride to Ta phin village (12km from Sapa) home to the Red Dzao minority. Visit Ta Phin Cave, Ta Phin handicraft shops and explore the daily life of Red Dzao. Back to hotel. Free time at night.
Overnight in Sapa, arranged by Luco Travel - Vietnam Tours & Services.
DAY 3 : LAO CHAI & TAVAN VILLAGE / TRAIN TO HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast you check out and leave your luggage at the hotel. Trekking down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. Back to hotel and departure for Lao Cai. Dinner before boarding night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train ( 4 berth cabin ).
DAY 4 : HANOI – HALONG BAY / CRUISE OVERNIGHT (B/L/D)
Meet at train station & transfer to local restaurant for breakfast and washing. Drive about 4 hours to Halong city. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way. Arriving the harbor and embarking junk cruise. Savor a delectable lunch served while cruises among the limestone islands. Relaxing and swimming on the beach of Soi Sim island. Or you can kayak among the hidden areas of the bay.
Dinner and overnight on cruise.
DAY 5 : HA LONG BAY –BAT TRANG - HANOI/ TRAIN TO HUE (B/L/D)
Start your day with Tai Chi on sundeck. Breakfast will be served at sunrise. Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay .Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet . After lunch, check-out and disembark.
Transfer back to Hanoi. On the way, visit Bat Trang ceramic village. Dinner before transferred to train station for night train to HUE. Overnight on train ( 4 berth cabin ).
DAY 6 : HUE CITY TOUR ( B/L/- )
Meet at train station and you will be transferred to hotel for breakfast & refreshing. Then, we start to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. We also visit the traditional villages making hat and incense. After lunch, continue to visit the mausoleum of Khai Dinh or Tu Duc king. Then, take boat trip on Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Minh Mang tomb. If lucky, we can see the sunset from sampan boat.
Evening free at leisure.
Overnight in Hue, arranged by Luco Travel - Vietnam Tours & Services.
DAY 7 : HUE - HOI AN ( B/L/- )
Breakfast and check-out. Deoparture for Hoian via Haivan pass. We stop at Lang co beach for photo shot. Arriving Hoian and check-in.
After lunch, cyclo tour around the ancient town to visit Japanese bridge, Phuc Kien communal House, the ancient house of Tan Ky. Finally, we will walk through alleys for some shopping.
Free time for the rest of day.
Overnight in Hoi An, arranged by Luco Travel - Vietnam Tours & Services.
DAY 8 : HOI AN – DA NANG/ FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH ( B/L/D )
Breakfast and check-out. Transferred to Danang, Stop by Cham museum, Non Nuoc beach, Marble mountain.
Proceed to airport for flight to Hochiminh city.
Meet your guide at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. After that, visit the War Remnant museum, strolling down city center for photo taking at Opera house, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office
Dinner and overnight in Sai Gon, arranged by Luco Travel - Vietnam Tours & Services.
DAY 9 : HALF DAY CU CHI TUNNELS ( B/L/D )
After breakfast, we depart for Cuchi. This underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during our struggle for independence. Before exploring the system, we watch a short documentary film of how this extraordinary tunnels constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels ( with 3 levels ). Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of war. Return to city center. Free at leisure for the rest of day.
Overnight in Sai Gon, arranged by Luco Travel - Vietnam Tours & Services.
DAY 10 : HOCHIMINH DEPARTURE ( B/-/- )
Free time till transferred to airport for departure flight.
***Rates are in
- Children under 5 years old are FOC.
- Children from 5 - 11 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rates.
- Children above 12 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates.
- Private land transportation as per itinerary
- Hotel accommodation as per program
- Well experienced English Speaking guide
- Boat trip, cyclo, water puppet show, all entrance fees
- Standard round trip train ticket HAN-LAOCAI-HAN ( 4 berth cabin )
- Local train ticket HAN-HUI ( 4 berth cabin )
- Meals : Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary)..
- 02 bottles of mineral water/pax/day tour
- All private tour
- Domestic air ticket DAD-SGN:
- Life jacket, raincoat.
- Luco Travel's gift.