AMAZING MEMORY IN VIETNAM 16 DAYS

AMAZING MEMORY IN VIETNAM 16 DAYS
CFT16D1
1,170 USD
1,131 USD
16 Days 15 Nights
Daily
Ho Chi Minh City
Packages Tour
Car, Speed Boat, Cruise,

 

From the vertiginous rice valleys of Sapa in Vietnam's north stretching to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south, Vietnam is home to a wealth of attractions that will seduce both budget and top-range travellers.

Vietnam's war-torn history -- both the French and Americans have left their own unique and not-often positive stamps on the nation -- as well as its stunning and varied geography, delicious cuisine, endless beaches and amazing shopping are all reasons to travel to the fast-paced Communist nation.

 

DAY 1: AIRPORT – HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR ( -/L/D )

 

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Our car and tour guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. After lunch we will visit Ho Chi Minh City:

  •   War Remnants museum.
  •   Reunification Palace
  •   Post Office
  •   Notre Dame Cathedarl
  •   China Town

Our car will take you go back to hotel then you have free time to discover Sai Gon by night. You have free time to shopping around Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Sai Gon, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 2: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – MEKONG DELTA ( B/L/- )

 

Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The Morning: The car and tour guide will pick you up and take you go to Cu Chi Tunnels. You will arrive Cu Chi tunnels after a drive of 1,5 hours. Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu Chi and its legendary history. A documentary film about the tunnels will explain you about the tunnels histories and how fierce the war was in the area. You will be guided to the tunnels system including the weapon factory, hospitals, kitchens and crawl under the tunnels…..

After that you can try delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. Leave Cu Chi tunnels and go to Mekong delta.

It takes one hour and thirty minutes driving to get to My Tho town in Mekong Delta. End route, Our bus will stop at Mekong rest stop where you can take a rest and see bonsai garden. The  bus will take tourists to the pier boat for getting on a motor boat. Take a leisurely boat ride in Tien river to enjoy fresh air, to see the peaceful life of the local people, Passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands: Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn

After take the boat about 30 minute, we will arrival Thoi Son Island, the biggest island of four islands. Take a leisurely walking on the village paths, visit local people’s home, orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music. Take a hand- rowing boat through the creeks for sightseeing the natural water coconut trees a symbol in the Delta areas. The local people will give you the “ nón lá” the Vietnamese traditional hat. After that you can try to row the boat by yourself. After 20minute we will arrival the bee keeping farm, then visit honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have python farm for those tourist, who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.

Return to the motor boat then cruising to Ben Tre province (know as country of coconut in Mekong Delta), visit coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand. The highlight of the trip is take a sightseeing through the peaceful villages by horse cart. And then the tourists go back to motor boat to visit the Phoenix Island to visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief. Having lunch in orchard garden. Do not forget to taste dried Ear Elephant fish that is one of the special dishes in Mekong Delta (on guest’s account)

After lunch at Local Restaurant, riding on bicycle through the village paths to enjoy the fresh air and observe the pastoral life. Then take a short walking through the narrow village, Return to the boat and take you back to car, then the car will take you back to  Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight in Sai Gon, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – NHA TRANG ( B/L/- )

 

The morning you have free time until you check out and take the train to Nha Trang. We have 3 departure times to Nha Trang:

  •    6:00am arrival 13:18
  •    9:00am – 16:21
  •    11:00 am – 19:46

Our car and tour guide will pick you up at the train station and  take you go to the hotel.

Overnight in Nha Trangarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 4: NHA TRANG BEACH AND ISLAND TRIP ( B/L/- )

 

After breakfast at hotel. Our car will pick up at your hotel. 09h00 – 10h00: Tri Nguyen Aquarium – Experience a variety of local sea life. 10h00 – 12h00: Mun Island – Get your clothes off, and jump off the boat into the beautiful blue water for a swim, or snorkel on the coralreefs and witness some stunning tropical fish.

12h00 – 15h30: Mot island  enjoy an Authentic Vietnamese Lunch, before partying to the Boat’s one and only Vietnamese Boy Band, the jump back into the water for half an hour of vodka cocktails at the floating bar.

15h45 – 16h30 – Boat arrives on beautiful Tranh shore. Enjoy some more swimming, rent a banana boat, or just kick back with some more beers. Back on the boat, enjoy some local fruit and a boat party on the way back to the harbor.

16h45 – Arrive back at the harbor, back to the hotel.

Overnight in Nha Trangarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 5: NHA TRANG CITY TOUR AND MUD BATH ( B/L/- )

 

After breakfast at hotel. The car will pick you up from your hotel!. 08:40 OCEANOGRAPHY INSTITUTE The Institute of Oceanography, which was established in 1923, was one of the first centers for scientific research in Indochina. Visitor can have a chance to visit the Marine Creature Museum, which shows more than 80.000 sea and freshwater specimens.

10:00 THE LONG SON PAGODA: A pagoda that was founded in the late 19 th century then renovated in 1940. Located on Trai Thuy hill it is the largest pagoda in Nha Trang. Every year, ten of thousand of tourist visit the pagoda to see and praise the 79 feets tall White Buddha statue, Kim Than Phat To and many others architectural features that the pagoda has to offer.

11:00 THE PONAGAR CHAM TOWER. These towers were built the Cham civilization between the 7 th and 12 th century to honor Yang Ino Po Nagar. The local Buddhists of Nha Trang uses this place for prayers and worshipping and there are many incense lighted giving the place an interesting architecture s fills with stunning colors.

12:00 Enjoy special lunch atlocal restaurant.

13:30 – 15:00 Relax and gain your health in Mud bathing at the Hot Spring Center.

Overnight in Nha Trangarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 6: NHA TRANG TO DA NANG ( B/L/-)

 

The morning: after breakfast, you have free time to visit the Dam Market, around city. After lunch we will check out and have 2 times departure by train to Da Nang.

  •   13:26 arrival 22h45

 The car and guide will pick you up and take you to the hotel.

Overnight in Da Nangarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 7: CU LAO CHAM ISLAND – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN ( B/L/- )

 

After breakfast: our car and tour guide will pick up at the hotel and take you to Cua Dai harbor. Relaxing in fresh cool wind and enjoy the beautiful landscape on Speedboat to Cham Island.

Arriving at Lang beach, visiting the Marine Protected Area, The Boat Shelter, Hai Tang Pagoda, traditional fishing village. Swimming and snorkeling.

Staying at Bai Chong ecological zone, swimming, enjoy your lunch meal with seafood.

On  the way back, we will visit Hoi An ancient town. Another way to enjoy Hoi An is just to take a sit in one of elegant cafés for a cold drink and contemplate the time passing on mossy roofs and shuttered windows.
This afternoon you will have an eco tour to visit Hoi An country surroundings. Cycle along little paths through quaint villages and rice paddies, meet locals, enjoy interaction and perhaps join with local on their farm work. Later, take a boat cruise on the Thu Bon River where you will see and learn about local water life, how they fish with traditional fishing tools and methods employed for centuries. Enjoy stunning scenery of sunset on the backdrop of mountain afar when the last sun’s rays linger to the peaceful scenery and catch up the infinite hue of colors and reflections of Hoi An town at dusk.

Then go back to hotel.

Overnight in Hoi Anarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 8: DA NANG - HUE - THE IMPERIAL CITADEL ( B/L/-)

 

After breakfast, Our guide will come to meet you at hotel and depart to Hue city; on the way stop for seeing Non Nuoc stone carving village, where the local skillful sculptors create many marble products which are exported to many countries worldwide. Visit the Cham museum where displays approximately 300 sculptures, among which some are made from terracotta from the period between the 5th and 15th. We drive across the spectacular Hai Van pass and the scenic fishing village of Lang Co. Have lunch at a local garden in Hue.
We start with a visit the Imperial Citadel, which is a walled fortress and was intended to be a copy of Chinese Emperors’ Forbidden City in Beijing, China. After access the Ngo Mon Gate, we will take in the Purple Forbidden City. The Forbbiden City was reserved for the Nguyen royal family from the 18th century until the mid-1900s. Unfortunately, American bombing in 1968 in response to a communist takeover of Hue flattened most of the city. As we can see, only a few buildings are survived such as the Thai Hoa Temple, Can Thanh Temple, The Mieu, and Hieu Lam Cac, but all the remains make a well worth visit.
Leave the Imperial Citadel we drive along the bank of Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Then go back to Da Nang.

Overnight in Da Nangarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 9: DA NANG - MY SON SANCTUARY ( WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE ) ( B/L/- )

 

After breakfast we will take the car to visit My Son Sanctuary.  My Son Sanctuary is set in a small valley belonging to Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, about 70km southwest of Danang City and 40km from Hoi An City. Of the 225 Cham vestiges that are founded in Viet Nam, My Son possesses 71 monuments and 32 epitaphs, the content of which is still being studied.

Architecture in My Son

The temples in My Son were built into groups that basically followed the same model. Each group was comprised of a main sanctuary (kalan), surrounded by towers and auxiliary monuments. The kalan, which is a symbol of Meru Mountain (centre of the universe, where the gods live) is dedicated to Shiva. The small temples are devoted to the spirits of the eight compass points. In the towers, topped with tiled, curved roofs, were stocked the offerings and sacred objects of the pilgrims. Cham temples do not have windows, so they are very dark inside. Windows are only found on the towers.

After that the car and tour guide will take you back to Da Nang.

Overnight in Da Nangarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 10: DA NANG - BA NA HILLS ( B/L/- )

 

Perched 1,500m high on a mountain, a hill resort inherited from the French, Ba Na Hills provides a welcome change from the coast. The site was first developed by the French in the 1920s, who escaped the summer heat for its cool, mountain air. Given the weather, you may have to content yourself with a more atmospheric scene of mountains wreathed in mist, but while it’s raining on the lower slopes, the summit may be above the clouds, enjoying brilliant sunshine.

The Road to Heavenly Ba Na hills

8.00 Pick up at hotel in Da Nang. Transfer to Ba Na hills (35km) and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda.

Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon: Free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours).

15:00 Return to Da Nang city along the Red Beach Bay. Stop at Central Specialties Super Market for Shopping. Then take you back to hotel.

Overnight in Da Nangarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 11: DA NANG – HA NOI – CITY TOUR ( B/L/- )

 

After breakfast, our car and guide will take you to the airport, flight to Ha Noi . We’ll pick you up from the airport take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969.
10.30: You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
12.30: You have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi.

OPTION 1: TUE, THU, SAT, SUNDAY

You’ ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a central for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.

OPTION 2: MONDAY, WED, FRI
Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- milleary  historic development.
15.30 - 16.00: Take the car come back your hotel.

Overnight in Ha Noiarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 12: HA NOI – HOA LU - TAM COC  - NINH BINH ( B/L/- )

 

The morning: our car and tourguide will pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way

10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).

We have lunch at local restaurant

After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisher folk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.

If you like to go biking, it is a good idea. You will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).

after that we take the car come back Ha Noi.

Overnight in Ha Noiarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

 DAY 13: HA NOI -HA LONG BAY - SUNG SOT CAVE - KAYAKING - COOKING CLASS ( B/L/D )

 

The morning: Our car and guide will pick you up at your hotel (Hanoi Old Quarter) or your places, departure to Ha long bay. On the way to Ha Long Bay we have a short break about 20 minuttes. the car will arrive at Bai Chay, Halong Tourism harbour.
12.15: Transfer by tender to the Halong Golden Lotus Classic Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink. after thas tourists will start cruising to visit Ha Long Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, UNESCO World Heritage Site and check in your cabin.
13.00 - 14.00: Have lunch - enjoy deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu.
after lunch visitors will transfer by tender from boat to Surprising Cave (Sung Sot Cave). Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. and then we will enjoy kayaking or relaxing on the cruise.
19.00 - 20.00: Have dinner - enjoy Vietnamese food.
21.00 - 23.00: Evening activities: sing karaoke, join squid fishing or relax on the sundeck, sightsee Halong Bay at night.
Overnight on the Classic Cruise.

 

DAY 14: HA LONG BAY - KAYAKING - DARK CAVE - BRIGHT CAVE ( B/L/D )

 

The morning: you have a breakfast on Cruise and the transfer to the Day Cruise Boat and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most secluded and untouched area.
09.00: Enjoy kayaking to explore the Dark Cave and Bright Cave.
11.00: Return to the boat and relaxing, sun bathing on sundeck.
12.00: A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day with seafood and grills.
13.00: Cruise further to the Ba Trai Dao area, Swimming or sunbathing on the small ambiance beaches in Ba Trai Dao area.
15.30: Explore the largest Van Gia fishing village in Halong Bay by Kayak. You will have chance to interact with local fishers.
17.00: Return to Golden Lotus Classic Cruise.
19.30: Have dinner and overnight the second night on the boat.

 

DAY 15: HA LONG BAY - HA NOI ( B/L/D )

 

The morning: you will have a breakfast. Depart to Ti Top island. Climb to the top of Titop, sightseeing Halong Bay's panorama view or relaxing, swimming at the Ti Top beach.
9.30: Return to the boat. Check out cabins. Enjoy relaxing & have a sunbathing on sundeck while our boat is back on different route
10.45: Enjoy Set Menu served in dining room while seeing the bay scenery when we approach the pier (passing Fight Cocks, Incense Burner, Stone Dog)
(Or have lunch at restaurant near Halong Harbour).
12.00:Transfer by tender to the pier and relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation
12.20: Transfer back to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi approximately at 16:30.

Enjoy last special dinner in Vietnam at the local restaurant.

Overnight in Ha Noiarranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services.

 

DAY 16: HA NOI - SHOPPING - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

 

Today is departure day. Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before your transfer to airport for onward flight .

 

 

 

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 Quantity (Pax) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Superior   3* 2943 1761 1496 1339 1268 1192 1131
Executive 4* 3434 1925 1660 1502 1431 1356 1295
Suite         5* 3925 2089 1823 1666 1595 1520 1459

***Rates are in USD per person

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

  • 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.

 

Inclusive:

  • Free Vietnam Visa invitation letter.
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Domestic flight tickets including domestic airport taxes.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides
  • Boat, cruises, speedboat as specified in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary)..
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Life jacket, raincoat.
  • Luco Travel's gift.

 

Exclusive:

  • Other drinks and meals that are not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Other services were not mentioned in the inclusion

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