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central-and-nourth-viet-namA trip through time to the most significant cultural sites of Vietnam. With only short interruptions, Hanoi has been Vietnam’s capital for almost 1000 years and - in contrast to the bustling and progressive Saigon - has stayed a city with a unique atmosphere and a touch of French charm. Between these two opposites, there lies not only a distance of 1500 kilometers but also a wonderful and diverse country that we will discover along with important spots such as the Imperial City of Hue, the port city of Danang and the Chinese-Japanese town Hoi An. With full intent, this Vietnam Heritage tour is set up to allow more time than the usual package tour to discover and experience the country and its people.



 
 
 
 

ITINERARY

Quick facts

Tour grade: (customized tour)

Tour code: VPT 06

Tour duration: 13 days and 12 nights

Day 1: Hanoi (the capital of Vietnam)
Day 2: Hanoi
Day 3: Dry Halong Bay
Day 4: Perfume Pagoda
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue
Day 6: Hue (Ancient Imperial City)
Day 7: Hue (countryside) - Lang Co Island
Day 8: Lang Co - Cloud Pass - Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An
Day 10: My Son (in the lands of the Champa)
Day 11: Hoi An
Day 12: Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi
Day 13: Hanoi - return

ITINERARY IN DETAILS


Day 1: Hanoi (the capital of Vietnam)

On arrival in Hanoi transfer to the hotel. You meet your leader here who will organise a pre-trip briefing about Vietnam Heritage Tour, also you have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers before a short walk to the epicentre of old Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake and Jade Hill. This enchangting body of water is one of Hanoi's main attractions. We will then enjoy a Wecome dinner and the taste of Vietnam in one of the many local restaurants.

Day 2: Hanoi
In the morning we go on a bus tour to the capital’s most important and interesting locations: the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s house (from here Ho Chi Minh led governmental affairs), the One-Column-Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot), the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu, Vietnam’s first university) and the Maison Centrale (a prison dating from the French colony). We eat lunch at KOTO, a restaurant managed by former street kids. We have an unhurried afternoon, exploring the old French quarter in cyclos (Vietnamese bicycle-rickshaws). The literary expression for Hanoi is “city of the 36 alleys”. In the tree-lined alleys we watch the local craftsmen going about their business. We will have a coffee break at the banks of the “lake of the returned sword” (Hoan Kiem Lake) with its jade mound temple (Den Ngoc Son).

Day 3: Dry Halong Bay
Today we depart on a trip that provokes goose bumps with every photographer. After breakfast we go by bus to the dry version of Halong Bay, arguably the most beautiful landscape in Vietnam. In small sampan boats we explore the extradonary scenery and arrive at the Tam Coc Grottos (length of the biggest and longest grotto is 160m). This beautiful route against the background of bizarre sugar loaf mountains takes about two hours. Another highlight is the hike to Bich Dong Pagoda with its three stone-carved Buddha statues, representing the past, the present and the future. The panorama of a wide, emerald-green sea of rice paddies is unbeatable.
Prior to diner, we ride around the fantastic landscape by bike, watch farmers and children and pay a visit to Hoa Lu, the former imperial city of the Dinh Dynasty, and its renovated ancient temples. We stay overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 4: Perfume Pagoda
Today we carry on our Vietnam Heritage Tour to visit the Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong), a must-see for fans of nature and art. The trip to Huong Tich (Mountain of the Fragrant Traces) takes two hours and can only be done by boat. This important place of pilgrimage consists of a a complex of pagodas, temples and shrines, carved into grottos, caves and cliffs. The two-hour hike leads us through limestone cliffs and lush vegetation up to the peak of Huong Tich with the main Grotto of the Scenting Traces, the final destination of the pilgrimage. Return to Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Hue
This morning we fly with Vietnam Airlines to Hue, the ancient imperial city in central Vietnam. Transfer to the hotel. Cyclos (bicycle rickshaws) bring us to the colorful market, renown for the “cai non” (Vietnamese cone hats) on sale. Lunch at the market. Afternoon: A visit to the citadel, the former imperial city. From 1802 until 1945 this was the residence of the emperor.

Day 6: Hue (Ancient Imperial City)
Boat trip on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the city’s oldest pagoda. We go on to see the palace-like tombs of emperors Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and Minh Mang. Our friendly Honda drivers bring us back to the hotel. Free time.

Day 7: Hue (countryside) - Lang Co Island
Together with our Honda chauffeurs we make an unforgettable trip to the Japanese Wood Bridge from 1776. The scenery, the daily market, the green rice paddies - time seems to have stopped here. After lunch we go to the lagoon peninsula Lang Co. Hotel in Lang Co.

Day 8: Lang Co - Cloud Pass - Hoi An
An stunning bus trip over the Cloud Pass to Danang. We make a stop at the Marble Mountains. After a steep hike we arrive at the Rock Pagoda. Brilliant view of the four other Marble Mountains and China Beach. We go on to the Chinese-Japanese port town Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An
Walking the ancient city: Japanese Bridge, merchants houses from the 16th and 18th centuries, wood craft shops, Chinese temples and community houses. We have lunch at a mobile soup kitchen. The afternoon will be an interesting boat trip to Kim Bong Island (famous for its excellent wood carvings).

Day 10: My Son (in the lands of the Champa)
A half-day bus trip. The route goes through the countryside, passing by picturesque rice paddies to My Son. Visit to the Cham temple compounds from the 7th, 11th and 13th century. Great photo opportunities.

Day 11: Hoi An
A day off for relaxation. Trip to nearby Cua Dai Beach.

Day 12: Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi
Airport transfer and short Vietnam Airlines flight to Hanoi. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.

Day 13: Hanoi - return
Free time. Our Vietnam Heritage Tour ends with the transfer to the airport.

 

PRICE

TOUR COST per Person (in US $)

All inclusive in Twin or Double Room / Meal (Daily Breakfast und Lunch) 

  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax Single Supplemental
Vietnam Heritage Tour (13 days and 12 nights)
Budget 1900 1750 1570 1420 1380 290
Superior 2470 2310 2250 2080 1920 680
Deluxe 2170 2010 1950 1780 1620 780

Package includes:

Accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
All transport and transfer with new 13-seat Mercedes
Breakfast and Lunches in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available
Fully escorted English speaking tour guide at the places
All entrance fee and permission
Domestic flight tickets, including domestic airport taxes.

Package excludes:

International flight tickets and airport tax
Visas and visa fee
Drinks and other meals
Gratuities and personal expenses
Camera fees (if any)
Insurance

Tour category

Budget
Particularly suitable for uncomplicated tourists with low requirements

Accomodation Guesthouses and 2-Star Hotels, clean rooms w. window, A/C and bathroom
Transportation Private 16-Seat Minivan (Mercedes)
Train Soft berth, 4-bed compartment w. A/C (Ratraco Train to Lao Cai)
Boat trip Private boat


Superior
Particularly suitable for tourists with high requirements

Accomodation 3 and 4-Star Hotels (International Standard)
Transportation Private 16-Seat Minivan (Mercedes)
Train  Soft berth, 4-bed compartment w. A/C (Victoria Train to Lao Cai)
Boat trip Private boat


Deluxe
Particularly suitable for sophisticated tourists

Accomodation 4-Star Hotels (5-Star Hotels extra charge) or best Hotel on site
Transportation Private 16-Seat Minivan (Mercedes)
Train Soft berth, 4-bed compartment w. A/C (Victoria Train to Lao Cai)
Boat trip Private boat

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