Vietnam Discovery With Sapa

14 Days: Travel in Vietnam l Hanoi l Halong Bay l Sapa l Hoi An l Nha Trang l Ho Chi Minh City l Mekong Delta

On this soft adventure Vietnam package tour you will discover the mountain town of Sapa, experiencing the diversity of the ethnic minority villages and enjoying amazing mountainous scenery. As well as this Sapa tour, other highlights of this Vietnam holiday package include a visit to the ancient capital of Hanoi, a cruise along beautiful Halong Bay, a stroll through the quaint streets of the harbour town of Hoi An, an opportunity to relax on the picturesque beach at Nha Trang, and a chance experience vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and the tranquil waterways of the Mekong Delta.

Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi for your Vietnam package tour, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Hanoi

Start your Vietnam holiday package with a walking tour from Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum to his former home, the House of Stilts, before visiting Hanoi’s oldest structure, the One Pillar Pagoda. See the beautiful courtyard and gardens at the ancient Temple of Literature, then visit the Museum of Ethnology to learn about the cultures of different ethnic groups in Vietnam. In the afternoon take a relaxing walk along the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake and explore the fascinating Old Quarter. Enjoy an evening water puppet performance, a cultural highlight of your Vietnam package tour, before dinner at the KOTO café – an amazing project aimed at providing vocational training and experience in the hospitality industry for underprivileged young people. (B/D)

Day 3 Halong Bay

Sit back and enjoy your first view of the northern countryside on the drive to Halong Bay - one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Sail among thousands of limestone islands rising mystically from the water. Explore caves and grottos and swim or relax on the beach. Stay overnight on a traditional junk boat. (B/L/D)

Day 4 Halong Bay / Sapa

Continue your cruise and take a sampan tour for some fun monkey spotting. After brunch on board, disembark and transfer to the railway station for your comfortable overnight train to Sapa for the next stage of your Vietnam tour. (Brunch/D)

Day 5 Sapa

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, begin your Sapa tour with a drive to the Red Dzao minority village of Ta Phin, where you will experience the locals’ daily life and culture. Enjoy spectacular views over rice fields, learn about the process of rice making, and witness the locals’ colourful costumes. (L/D)

Day 6 Sapa

Continue your Sapa tour with an easy trek through Ta Van Valley where you will see spectacular views of cascading rice fields. Visit different villages of minority ethnic groups for an insight into their unique ways of life. Experience the regional lifestyle of the mountain dwelling locals and learn about tribal agriculture. (B/L/D)

Day 7 Sapa / Hanoi

On Day 7 you have free time to wander around the delightful town of Sapa and visit its fascinating local market before transferring to the railway station for an overnight train back to Hanoi to continue your Vietnam holiday.

Day 8 Hanoi / Hoi An

Upon arrival back in Hanoi, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hoi An. In the afternoon take a walking tour of historic Hoi An where you will visit ancient merchants’ houses, a Hokkien Temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and browse through the colourful riverside market. At night, sample a local speciality dinner. (B/D)

Day 9 Hoi An

On Day 9 of your Vietnam package tour you have free time to explore this charming ancient town. Consider hiring a bike to explore local streets, relaxing at a cafe, taking a cooking lesson, or buying some handmade clothes. (B)

Day 10 Hoi An / Nha Trang

Take a flight to the coastal town of Nha Trang, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next stage of your Vietnam holiday package. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful beach. (B)

Day 11 Nha Trang

Take a boat trip to one of Nha Trang’s nearby islands and visit one of the fishing villages. The island is a great location for swimming or snorkelling. Indulge in a scrumptious seafood lunch by the beach. (B/L)

Day 12 Nha Trang / Ho Chi Minh City

Continue your travels in Vietnam by flying to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city. Explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing underground network of tunnels which stretches over hundreds of kilometres. As part of this Vietnam tour, in the evening you will experience some cultural activities whilst enjoying a relaxing dinner cruise along the Saigon River. (B/D)

Day 13 Mekong Delta

Explore the lush countryside of the Mekong Delta, the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. Cruising through the canals, rivers and backwaters, you’ll learn about the daily lives of the local people. Taste exotic fruits along the way, sample a Mekong specialty lunch, and walk the island’s trails. In the afternoon wander through Ho Chi Minh City’s historic Dong Khoi Street, and visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. (B/L)

Day 14 Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Your Vietnam holiday package ends with a transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B/L)
Departures daily

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Trip Grading: Moderate

Pricing

* Standard package price from $2885p.p.
* Superior package price from $3168p.p.

Inclusions

Private English speaking guides in each city
10 nights accomodation in selected hotels
1 overnight cruise
2 overnight soft sleeper trains
Listed meals (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
Sightseeing and associated entry fees

Exclusions

International flights
Travel insurance
Tips and personal expenses
Meals not listed
Vietnam visa
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