Intrepid Family Tour- CODE: FM01
|Trip's length||: 14 days|
|Start City||: Hanoi|
|End City||: Ho Chi Minh City|
|Price from||: Available on request|
|Trip Themes||: History&Culture, Local food, Beach, Nature|
|Transport||: Car/ Bus, Flight|
|Accommodation||: Hotel: 10nts; Bungalow: 1nt; Boat: 2nts|
|Tour operates||: All year around|
- Tour utilises air and coach travel plus overnight boat cruise in Halong Bay, short boat cruise on Mekong River
- Order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions
- Accommodation with daily breakfasts
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Expert tour guides
- Private air-conditioned vehicles
- Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
- Boats in Halong Bay and Tam Coc, and Mekong River
- Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
- Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
- International flight tickets
- Visas and airport departure tax
- Tips and gratuities
- Meals, drinks and others that not mentioned clearly in the inclusion above
Day 1. Arrival in Hanoi [B]Arrive in Hanoi, met and welcomed by your tour guide and driver. Transferred to Hanoi for check-in. Have a welcome dinner with Vietnamese food in a restaurant; get a briefing of the trip. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2. Hanoi City Tour [B, L]We have a full day visiting the long standing history capital of Vietnam. The first place will be Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh's former residence, followed by a short walk to visit One Pillar Pagoda (the pagoda’s architecture is unique in the world) then, museum of Vietnam Ethnology. Back to old town for a Vietnamese traditional lunch in a restaurant. PM: Visit the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam, Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton prison) Head back to the old quarter of Hanoi to visit the busy 36 streets by riding rickshaw for 1 hour. End the day with water puppet performance.
Day 3. Hanoi - Cuc Phuong Park [B, L, D]We set off early and drive to Cuc Phuong National Park (approx. 3 hrs), home to an amazing variety of wildlife. We visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center on arrival. Have lunch at the the forest restaurant. In ther afternoon, get on car; drive in to the center of the forest. Have a 2,5 hour trekking through lush rainforest to see a giant thousand-year-old tree. Followed with a visit to a prehistoric man cave on the way out. Dinner and overnight in the national park’s bungalow.
There is an optional ‘night spotting' tour (depending on weather conditions) into the primary forest to find the more elusive mammal species, including the Black Giant Squirrel.
Day 4. Cuc Phuong National Park [B, l, D]Wake up early for a fresh walk to the botanical garden or wandering around the lake and listen to early birds singing. After breakfast, we drive to Van Long nature reserve for 1,5 hour boat row. It is a wonderful karst area where if you are lucky, you could see the unique white short langur on mountains’ sides. Have lunch in a stilt-house restaurant near by. In the afternoon, drive to visit Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. Overnight in Ninh Binh city.
day 5. Ninh Binh - Halong Bay [B, L, D]Drive 3,5 hour to Halong Bay through lush green rice paddies of the Red River Delta. Halong Bay is a breathtaking secluded bay with 2,000 limestone islands rising from the emerald waters with different and spectacular formations created over thousands of years by waves and wind. Board your cruising vessel and have lunch as you cruise among thousands of dramatic limestone karsts into the marvelous scenery of the World Natural Wonder. Visit a cave that filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, go swimming, paddling kayak and take part in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration or just simply relax as you wind through the Bay. Dinner and spend a peaceful night on board, beneath a night sky alive with stars.
Day 6. Halong Bay - Hue [B, L, D]Get up in the morning; enjoy fresh air and gentle breeze from sun deck. After breakfast, you will have further cruise to explore the other part of Halong Bay and visit a fishing village and learn the life on water. Enjoy a wholesome brunch while the boat gently heading toward the pier. Get on land by noon for your private transport to the airport for a short flight to Hue city in the center of Vietnam. Get pickep up and make for the downtown for hotel check-in. Overnight in Hue
Day 7. Hue- Hoi An [B, L]This morning, start the day with a boat cruise on Perfume River, visiting lovely Thien Mu Pagoda which is loated on the bank of the River. Thence it is followed by a car transfer to Hue's Imperial City. This structure is called the citadel. Inside the citadel was the Imperial City, with a perimeter of almost 2.5 kilometers. Inside the Imperial City was the imperial enclosure called the Purple Forbidden City, a term similar to the Forbidden City in Beijing. The enclosure was reserved for the Nguyễn imperial family. Enjoy vegetarian feast in a nunnery. In the afternoon, drive to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8. Hoi An [B]In the morning, take a city tour on foot and visit a local charity school for interaction with local kids. Continue by bicyles with a visit to a farming village in the suburb of Hoi An, joining with locals to learn how rice and vegetable are grown. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9. Hoi An [B]Free day in Hoi An for swimming on the beach or more explore in the old town, visit the tailors or simply relax. Vietnamese cooking lessons can be arranged upon request and tour of the morning markets. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10. Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City [B, L]Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh and settle into the hotel. After lunch we tour the maze of streets and experience the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, ancient pagodas, mosques and cathedrals and War Museum. Overnight in HCMC
Day 11. Cu Chi Tunnels [B]Today we take a half day trip to Chu Chi tunnels and explore the complex maze of tunnels built during the U.S.-Vietnam War. The afternoon is free or we can arrange a trip upon request to the Water Park , History Museum or the magical and whimsical Dam Sen Park. Overnight in HCMC
Day 12. Mekong Delta [B, L]We drive to Cai Be, boat through the lush green vegetation of the canals to an orchard where we are treated to a delicious lunch. After lunch we back to Vinh Long Town where a van will pick us up for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City , we will be back in town around 6:30 pm. Overnight in HCMC
Day 13. Ho Chi Minh City [B, L]Today, you are free to do your own things in the city and easy for the end of the family adventure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 14. Departure [B]Free time for your final day in Ho Chi Minh before your flight onward.
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