Day 1: Hanoi
– Arrival (D)
You are arrival at our thousand years Capital – Hanoi city. Welcomed by our tour
guide at Noi Bai International airport and then transfer to your hotel in the
city center. Have welcome dinner at a local restaurant for tasting a famous Asia
cuisine. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 2: Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, House on Stilt, Tran Quoc
pagoda, Army Museum and Hanoi Flag Tower. In the afternoon, visit Van
Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (The First National University established in 1076).
Later on we take one hour cyclo ride around the trading area in Hanoi Old
Quarter, and stop at Ngoc Son Temple for a short visit. The day tour
ends with Water Puppet show at Thang Long theatre. Overnight in hotel in
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D) Today we leave Hanoi to Halong Bay, "Dragon Descending to the Sea".
Upon arrival, we will embark to a junk /boat for a cruise around Ha Long Bay.
While the junk cruising caves, grottoes, floating villages and beaches on Ha
Long bay, having fresh seafood lunch on boat. Stop for a while for an excursing
to Surprise Caves, (Grotto of Surprises) and Swimming, Kayaking (kayak cost is
not include in this package) if weather permitted. Have dinner on board. In the
evening, enjoy the night fishing (if weather permitted). Overnight on board.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning, cruising more in the Halong bay before return to the Halong
pier. Have lunch on boat and arrive at Ha Long wharf about 12.00 noon.
Car pick up and drive directly you to airport for a flight to Danang. Upon
arrival you are transferred to Hoi An town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An - Cooking at Tra Que Village (B/L)
Tra Que is a charming little village on the edge of Hoi An, the village is named
after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Pho
Hoi people. Here a new spirit for traditional Hoi An dishes like Cao Lau, Quang
noodles, the local ‘Tam huu’ spring roll (made from Tra Que vegetables) and cake
with meat (Banh xeo) has been enlivened. Enjoy a cookery class with your host.
Experience a day of living and working with the local people in Tra Que
vegetable village, in which you will have a chance to discover the daily
life of farmers. Lunch at local house.
In the afternoon, you will walk to visit ancient town of Hoi An. The
visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and
some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. Free time for shopping later on.
Overnight stay in Hoian.
Day 6: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
You will take morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After lunch, continue
the trip to Cu Chi, visit the incredible underground tunnel network
constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Back to Ho Chi Minh City for short city tour passing Reunification Palace,
Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)
This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the
Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the
horizon. After arrival in Cai Be, a boat takes you to the floating
market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from
their boats. Lunch at Ancient garden house then proceeding to Vinh Long, passing
small and beautiful canal see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire
marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. Stop at An Binh islet famous
for their fruit orchards. We will enjoy the local tropical fruits and see how
local people cultivate their orchards, make their living from ceramics, popcorn
and rice paper... A nice chance for bicycle riding, roaming through the village
and looking at the local handicraft shops. A stop will be landed on Vinh Long
market a nice walk around. Continue driving to Can Tho. Over night in Can Tho.
Day 8: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see
the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats).
Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives
along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice
husking mill factory. Lunch at local restaurant on the way back to Sai Gon via
My Tho. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city - Bangkok (B)
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport
for a flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival check-in at your hotel. Overnight in
Day 10: Bangkok – Wats & Rivers (B/L)
Today we begin our tour of Bangkok with a long tail boat ride along the Chao
Phraya River to see many lively inner canals which provide some fantastic
views of the local life. Along the way we will stop over at Wat Arun, the temple
of dawn, before continuing to the Grand Palace which dedicated to the
Thai Royal Family’s ceremonies. Nearby is the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew,
which is famous for the Emerald Buddha Image. After seeing this complex we will
drive through the many vibrant streets of China Town to some of the most
significant temples in Bangkok. The landmark of Wat Traimit is well known as the
Golden Buddha Temple while Wat Po houses a gigantic Reclining Buddha. Overnight
Day 11: Bangkok – Chiang Mai (B/D)
Transfer out for flight departure to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival at Chiang Mai,
drive directly to Wat Phra That Doi-Suthep. When we get there, let’s
start where the main staircases ascend. On each side of the staircases stand the
seven-headed Nagas (Serpents) that guard the temple from evil or harm.
After climbing 306 steps, we will reach the beautiful Golden Pagoda that encases
the relic of the Lord Buddha. You can walk around the temple, sound the bells
and see a very beautiful panoramic view of Chiang Mai City that is 3,500 feet
above sea level. Enjoy a Khuntoke Dinner with a Northern Dance Show.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 12: Chiang Mai (B/L)
Depart Chiang Mai to visit Sai Nam Pueng Orchid Farm and continue to the
elephant camp. Watch the elephants pick up timber from the forest; you will be
amazed by their strength and clever teamwork. Lunch at a local restaurant. In
the afternoon, visit Joy’s Farm and the School for Life. This
place has become the care center for orphans from parts of Chiang Mai and
surrounding areas. The children will guide you around their schoolrooms, their
vegetable plantation and later enjoy their cooking experience. Leave from Joy’s
Farm in late afternoon and return to hotel for overnight.
Day 13: Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son (B/L) Take the early flight to Mae Hong Son. Ride a long-tail boat along
the Pai river and visit a long-neck Padong hill tribe village. Return to
explore the small town of Mae Hong Son.Overnight in Mae Hong Son.
Day 14: Mae Hong Son - Pai (B/L) On the next day, visit Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu located on the hill
to have a spectacular view of the entire valley of Mae Hong Son and surrounding
countryside. Explore temples built in the Thai-Burmese architectural style.
Proceed to Tham Lod, the largest cave in the North and enjoy a ride on
bamboo raft. Stay overnight in the scenic town of Pai.
Day 15: Pai - Chiang Mai - Departure (B) Travel along the mountain landscape back to Chiang Mai. Depart Chiang Mai to
your next destination.
Type of tour:
Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go
with all details above or we can modify to fix your date of travel)
Feature of tour:
Asia people with smiles always welcome you. Visit and enjoy the simple life
with us. World heritages sites, beautiful scenery, cultural exploring, all
are worth to visit.
cost per person:
165 US$ for domestic flight (Hanoi - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City)