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Overland From South to North   3 sao
15 days 14 nights Von 00 USD
Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY

On arrival, welcome at the airport and check-in to the hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 HO CHI MINH CITY   (B/L)

After breakfast, spend a full day touring the bustling saigon. Visit cho lon, tien hau pagoda and binh tay market and discover giac lam pagoda, considered as the oldest in the city. Then, discover one of saigon's ancient traditions by visiting a lacquer ware factory.

In the afternoon, explore the colonial residential quarter which includes the hotel de ville, opera house, central post office as well as the elegant 19th century notre-dame cathedral and the reunification palace. Finally, end the day with a visit to the war remnants museum.

Overnight in ho chi minh city.

Day 3 HO CHI MINH CITY / DALAT   (B/L)

After breakfast, depart to dalat (310 km), known as "petit paris" during colonial times. On the way, visit a rubber plantation and a tea/coffee plantation in bao loc and coho village before arriving in dalat in the late afternoon.

Overnight in dalat.

Day 4 DALAT   (B/L)

After breakfast, visit the market of dalat famous for its fresh vegetables and flowers. Discover the tuyen lam lake, truc lam pagoda, emperor bao dai's villa and the old railway station. Enjoy a ride with the old train to the village of cho mat.

in the afternoon, visit a lat minority village. This minority has given its name to dalat, which means the water point of the lat. End the afternoon with the visit of the xq folk village.

Overnight in Dalat.

Day 5 DALAT / NHA TRANG   (B/L)

After breakfast, departure by road to nha trang, vietnam's premier beach resort. Upon arrival, take a visit hon chong rocks, po nagar cham towers, long son pagoda and dam market. End of the day at leisure to enjoy the sandy beach.

Overnight in nha trang.

Day 6 NHA TRANG / QUI NHON   (B/L)

After breakfast, drive along the coast to qui nhon (230 km), one of vietnam's more active second-string seaports. Along the way, stop at the beautiful dai lanh beach and visit several archaeological sites dating from the kingdom of champa, such as canh tien tower, the silver towers of banh it and the twin towers. Arrive in quy nhon during the afternoon.

Overnight in qui nhon.

Day 7 QUI NHON / HOI AN   (B/L)

After breakfast, visit the beautiful thap thap pagoda near qui nhon and then continue by road to hoi an. On the way, stop in tam ky to visit chien dan cham towers dating from the 11th century and devoted to shiva, brahma and vishnou. check-in to the hotel in mid-afternoon.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 HOI AN   (B/L)

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel and visit the famous old quarter of hoi an. The important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries is now listed as a unesco world heritage site. Take a walk around hoi an ancient town and explore its treasures, including the japanese bridge and fuk kien pagoda. Finally, pay a visit to a lantern making cottage and learn how to make one on your own.

The afternoon is at leisure to explore the town or enjoy the beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9 HOI AN / DANANG / HUE   (B/L)

After breakfast, transfer to hue, the former imperial capital city via the hai van pass. On the way, stop in danang and visit the famous cham museum which presents the greatest collection about champa civilization.

In the afternoon, visit the imperial citadel (unesco) and continue the journey to the seven-storey thien mu pagoda, located on the riverbank. End the day with a boat trip on the gentle perfume river.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 10 HUE / HANOI (B/L)  (night train to HANOI)

After breakfast, continue by road and visit the mausoleum of emperor tu duc, which was built according to the strict rules of geomancy. Visit minh mang's mausoleum and stop at villages to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made.

Time at leisure until the transfer to the railway station and the night train to hanoi.

Overnight on the train (sleeping cabin).

Day 11 HANOI / HOA LU / NINH BINH   (B/L)

Arrive in hanoi in the morning. Welcome by your guide at the railway station and proceed to town for breakfast. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city including the temple of literature, Hoan Kiem lake, ngoc son temple and the old quarter.

Depart to hoa lu to visit dinh and le dynasty temples and continue to truong yen village to discover the beautiful landscapes, the ancient houses and the surrounding rice fields.

Overnight in ninh binh.

Day 12 NINH BINH / VINH BAO / HAI PHONG   (B/L)

After breakfast, board a small sampan for a spectacular 3-hour journey through numerous waterways and beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice paddies. Visit an impressive natural cave before heading to bich dong pagoda.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and then drive to a village in vinh bao. Upon arrival, walk through the village and meet the artists who create puppets. Enjoy a water puppet show in the village and taste sweet delicacies famous in this region. Continue the trip by road to hai phong.

Overnight in Hai Phong.

Day 13 HAI PHONG / HALONG   (B/L/D)

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of hai phong, the most important port in the north with its colonial architecture. Visit the du hang pagoda and hang kenh communal house with its numerous wooden sculptures before continuing to Halong.

Arrive around 12h00 and board the junk for a memorable cruise to discover one of the natural marvels of vietnam. lunch is served on board. During the navigation, the boat passes by numerous islets and stops at a natural cave. Finally enjoy a swim in the jade waters of the gulf of tonkin (if the weather permits).

Dinner and overnight on the junk

Day 14 HALONG / HANOI   (B/L)

After breakfast, discover some of the most famous islands of the bay as well as a natural cave. The cruise ends at 11h. Then, drive back to hanoi. end of the day at leisure.

Overnight in hanoi.

Day 15 HANOI   (B)

After breakfast, visit the ho chi minh mausoleum (closed on mondays and fridays), his historic residence and the one pillar pagoda. Then enjoy a one-hour rickshaw tour of the capital and spend some times in the old quarter and its antique shops.

The rest of the day is free until your departure to the airport.

End of our services.

Our prices include:

  • Accommodation in shared double or twin room at hotels selected.
  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as per program.
  • English speaking guide for each area except during time at leisure.
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
  • Private boat for the trips mentioned.
  • Shared junk in double cabin in Halong Bay.
  • Meals as mentioned on the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch or (D) for dinner.
  • Train Hue - Hanoi (sleeping berth - 4 persons per compartment).
  • Government taxes currently in force (V.A.T.).

Our prices do not include:

  • Visa for Vietnam.
  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.

Note:

  • Program is subject to change without prior notice due to airlines unexpected changes of schedule or flight cancellations.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the prices at any time in the event of an increase in the fuel surcharge applied by airlines or any other transport companies.
  • Visa into Vietnam available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorisation letter.
  • In general most places are closed in Vietnam throughout the period of the Lunar New Year.


Supplement:

  • Half-board: 11 lunches at local restaurants.
  • Full-board: 11 lunches and 12 dinners at local restaurants.