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10D / 9N - North Vietnam Tour

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Local Agent : Ms Thuong

Duration : 10 Days/ 9 Nights

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Let us guide you to discover Northern Vietnam away from the tourist flow. Visit this real gem country that withholds fascinating mountains and valleys, rice fields, lakes and encounter the ethnic minorties. Beautiful colorful tribal costumes, ancient customs in communal longhouses are awaiting !

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DAYS Summary
Day 01 ARRIVAL HANOI
Day 02 HANOI > KY SON > HANOI
Day 03 HANOI > MAI CHAU
Day 04 MAI CHAU > NINH BINH 
Day 05 NINH BINH > HALONG BAY
Day 06 HALONG > HANOI > HOI AN
Day 07 HOI AN
Day 08 HOI AN > MY SON > HOI AN
Day 09 HOI AN > HANOI 
Day 10 DEPARTURE HANOI

BEGINNING OF AsiaMyWay SERVICES

DAY 01 : HANOI

Arrival in Hanoi (flight and time to be confirmed). Welcome at the airport by your local English speaking guide then transfer to the city (about 45min). First discovery of Hanoi with the visit of the Temple of Literature.

Hanoi is a real museum of colonial architecture on the edge of the Red River. Capital of unified Vietnam, Hanoi has retained the old-fashioned charm of the French colonial era. The modernization of the city undertaken by the French from 1882 continued until 1955. Hanoi today, still reflects these changes.

Lunch in a local restaurant

In the afternoon, visit the city with the must see 'Ba Dinh Square - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - The One Pillar Pagoda'. Then ride in a rickshaw through the lively streets of the old guild district around the Lake of the Restored Sword.

Dinner free at your own expense

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 02 : HANOI > KY SON VILLAGE > HANOI                          

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer by private vehicle to Ky Son village (about 1h30 drive). Arrival at Ky Son, welcome drink and check into your room. With your guide, stroll around the village and the Moon Garden Homestay

Cooking class followed by lunch of the prepared dishes.

The afternoon begings by a hand spa with medicinal herbs. Then bike round around Ky Son and visit the village just as those of Tam Son, Vanh Minh and Cham stopping if possible for a cup of tea and to chat with the locals about their daily like and agritural work.

Dinner free at your own expense

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 03 : HANOI > MAI CHAU

Breakfast at the hotel

Around 8am, departure for Mai Chau by private vehicle with your guide (140km - about 4h30). Arrival at Machau and settle down in your room after check in.

Mai Chau is located in the mountains in the northeast of the country. It is a small village in a valley populated by ethnic minorities, at the foot of the Houang Lien mountains. It is accessed by a road that winds through beautiful landscapes. Mai Chau is surrounded by small hamlets populated by white Thais.

In House lunch

Set off in the afternoon with your guide to visit the Lac & Poom Coong villages where the 'White Thai' minority live.

Then possibility to make the most of a traditional massage session or foot bath with medicinal plants (optional with supplement upon availability)

In house dinner and overnight with your host.

DAY 04 : MAI CHAU > NINH BINH 

In House breakfast

Around 8am, set off for Hoa Lu by private vehicle with your guide (about 4hrs). Upon arrival, visit of the Dinh & Le dynasty houses.

Lunch at a local restaurant (Ex: local specialities made from grilled goat)

Then set off to Trang An for a boat trip to discover the terrestrial Halong Bay. Transfer to your hotel. Check in and free time

Dinner free at your own expense

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 05 : NINH BINH > HALONG BAY

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Halong Bay! its landscape is marked by the 1969 karstic islands which led the site to be listed as World Heritage.

Halong Bay stretches over 1,500 square kilometers, with nearly 2,000 islands and islets, karstic reefs full of caverns that rise from the sea like strange sculptures. The sampans and junks gliding silently over the transparent waters reinforce this impression of unreality. Ha Long means 'the descending dragon' in Vietnamese. The legend has it that a great dragon once left his lair in the mountains to throw himself into the sea, digging deep crevices in the ground with his tail. When he plunged into the ocean, the waters flooded the crevasses creating a multitude of islands.

Board around noon on your junk and settle down in your cabin. Your cruise then begins in the bay. The setting is magical: 2,000 islands and islets within emerald waters.

Welcome drink followed by lunch on board.

In the afternoon, visit of a natural cave. Beautiful panorama of the bay at sunset.

Dinner and overninght on board under the stars somewhere in the Eastern Sea....

Possible activities aboard the junk:

  • If the weather allows to do so, you can try squid fishing. Be a real fisherman! The junk crew will give you some tips and then you can enjoy the calamari cooked after fishing.
  • Relaxation on the deck: Chill on the deck enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay or admiring dawn and dusk over the clear waters. Sunrise and sunset over the bay will remain with you forever!
  • In addition: Possibility of kayaking ( 1 kayak for 2 people). The water in Halong Bay is quite warm even in the winter, so kayaking is a pleasant experience all year round. Try to keep balanced and row for a beautiful adventure in the middle of a magical landscape.

DAY 06 : HALONG BAY> HANOI > DANANG > HOIAN 

Breakfast on board.

Sunrise on Halong Bay with the possibility to introduce yourselves on board to Tai Chi, a Chinese Martail Art that increases strength and muscle tone and to reduce stress.

Continuation of the cruise and discovery of Thien Canh Son cave.

Brunch on board

Note: The itinerary and tours in Halong Bay may be modified according to the schedule of each junk, the tide and the weather.

In the afternoon, disembarkment from the boat and transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang. Meet your local English speaking guide and your driver upon arrival. Then transfer to Hoi An (45min drive)

Check in and settle down at the hotel

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this charming city, spared by the war, rises on the banks of Thaoo Bon River at 5km from the coast and 30km southeast of Danang. Hoi An truly flourished in the 15th century under the name of Faifo before becoming one of the largest commercial ports in Southeast Asia under the aegis of the Nguyen lords.

Dinner free at your own expense.

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 07 : hOI AN

Breakfast at the hotel

Walking tour of the old town: the Fujian Shrine, Phuc Thanh Pagoda, the Phuoc Kien Communal House, the ancient wooden houses and the famous Japanese Bridge.

Lunch in a local restaurant

Early afternoon, visit the villages within Hoi An countryside: the Thanh Ha pottery village, then the Tra Que village renowned for its aromatic plants and herbs.

Dinner free at your own expense

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 08 : HOI AN > MY SON > HOI AN

Breakfast at the hotel.

Around 8am, departure by private vehicle with your guide for an excursion to My Son. 

Arrival and visit of the Cham remains, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Located 69km southwest of Danang and only about 30km from Hoi An, My Son is one of the largest and most importantly one of the eldest archeological sites in Vietnam. It is an ancient religious center of Champa - Kingdom of Hindu Culture established in Central Vietnam from the end of the 2nd century AD.

Return to Hoi An and lunch of local specialities in a restaurant.

The afternoon is left free so you may have a personal discovery of Hoi An and its surroundings (shopping in the old town, spa, bike rides,...)

Dinner free at your own expense

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 09 : HOI AN > DANANG > HANOI

Breakfast at the hotel

Free time for a walk or shopping until your transfer to the airport (without guide) for your flight to Hanoi.

Lunch at a local restaurant 

Arrival in Hanoi and transfer into town with your driver (no guide). Check In at your hotel and free time to rest.

Dinner free at your own expense

Overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 10 : hANOI > DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel

Free time until your aiport transfer to catch your return flight (flight timings to be confirmed)

END OF AsiaMyWay SERVICES

PRICE LIST in $USD

PRICE PER PERSON
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

 HIGH SEASON
from 01/10/2018 until 20/12/2018
  3* HOTEL

2 pers.

 1520$
   

Single Supp.

 +524$

prices for domestic flights per person (Prices Variable)

Hanoi – Danang

+95$

Danang  – Hanoi

TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Price includes :

  • Transfers,
  • Visits and entrance fees as per mentioned in the program,
  • Accommodation and breakfast in hotels as per mentioned in the program,
  • All meals as per mentioned in the program,
  • Lugguage porters,
  • English-speaking tour guide(s) as mentioned in the program,

Price excludes :

  • International flights,
  • Beverages,
  • Meals not mentionned in the program
  • Extras and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers ($4 for the guide ans $2 for the driver, per day per person)
  • Insurances,
  • Exit Airport departure taxes  ( usually included in the price of your international flight ticket) 

our local agent

Ms Thuong

“Hi, my name is Thuong, specialist of tailor-made discovery tours in Vietnam. After studies in the university of foreign languages and having great passion for the tourism field, I decided to challenge myself in a travel agency. I would be pleased to introduce you to the landscapes of my country and allow you to exchange  and even to participate in the daily activities with the local population. With my expertise, together, we will build your dream holidays that fit your desires and your budget. See you soon in Vietnam wonders.”

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