HANOI – SAPA – HALONG – NHA TRANG – HO CHI MINH
The unforgettable Vietnam is specially designed for family, bringing the most amazing experiences and unforgettable moments together with your beloved family. Such a wonderful chance to gain a deeper knowledge about the locals and yet relaxing yourself in cool sea water in Nha Trang. This perfect combination will be treasured memories for the whole family members.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, Hanoi Capital city, greeted by our local guide and transfer to hotel.
Enjoy the remainder of day at leisure for a well-earned rest after our long flight.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to the Southeast of Hanoi city center to Bat Trang, a well-known traditional craft village for ceramic. Visit bustling ceramic market, walk in small alley and visit family making ceramic and meet local people. Experience hands-on making a product yourselves.
Drive back to city central, continue the day visit city sightseeing. Visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, the Temple of Literature & Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 11th century, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam's past. We also visit Hanoi Young Pioneer Palace where the local schoolchildren often come to practice or study as a big library with more than a thousand books is located, or for art & sport training.
Then, experience a cyclo tour in Old Quarter, moves at leisure pace that’s perfect for photos and slow-moving sightseeing. Seat back and relax while your driver weaves through the busy streets, dodging speeding motorbikes and rolling past the Old Streets. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake.
Return to hotel and have time at leisure.
Leave Hanoi in the morning, we set off for a pleasant drive to Sapa.
Reaching Sapa town in the early afternoon, we checking into our hotel room and having a proper rest.
Later in this afternoon, we take a short drive to visit the magnificent Silver Waterfall. We also visit the Church, wandering around this small but colorful town. Enjoy our early dinner with local delicacies before heading back to the hotel.
Overnight in Sapa.
With its spectacular mountain scenery and terraced rice paddies, Sapa is a great place for several hiking opportunities. Today, we explore the abundant Muong Hoa valley, home to magnificent views of mountain terrain with high and steep rice terraces dotted with the houses of H’mong people.
After breakfast, we take a short drive to the trekking point. Start walking down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to visit to Y Linh Ho hamlet, a small village of the Black Hmong people. We continue walking along the river to Lao Chai, village of Black H’mong people. We are also welcomed to visit a local H’mong family here, having a chat with family members to understand their traditional lifestyle and custom. Notice how their houses are typically built without windows due to the cold weather in the winter. Be ready for a hands-on experience making traditional colorful sticky rice by following the enthusiastic guidance of the host. The wholes process of making traditional colorful sticky rice is also the opportunity for the family to come together. Learn how to extract colors from the natural material (flowers, leaves…), dye the rice, and cook it. Savor the lunch with our own creation in a relaxing atmosphere, surrounded by mountain and terraced fields.
Saying goodbye to the host as we continue the walk to visit Ta Van village, set within picturesque Muong Hoa valley and also home to the Zay people, originally from China and well-known for their unique cultural costumes, being simple than other ethnic groups, less embroidered and only brightly colored bands around the neck and lapels. Get the camera ready during the walk to snap stunning panoramic photos of endless rice fields and traditional hill tribe village where the locals are at work. The driver is ready to drive us from here back to our hotel.
Leisure and overnight in Sapa.
Hiking/Walking distance: 6km ~ Mix of single track, dirty trail and tarmac road
The itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition.
Leisurely breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoying this whole morning at leisure to either explore the town further or visit the nearby villages on own; or getting on the top of the Fanxipan Mount by taking the cable car and enjoying the breathtaking view from there. Apparently, there are lots of things to do in this town and the surrounding area.
We transfer back to Hanoi in the afternoon and reaching our hotel here in the evening.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, depart from your hotel by road to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty.
Arrival in boat pier, Halong, you are welcomed on board. It offers the most memorable cruising through-out Halong Bay - the world heritage. Let your vacation start with a delicious lunch on boat. Following by activities such as bamboo rowed boat to visit floating market and grottoes. Return to the cruise and enjoy your time with the beautiful sunset on the bay. Dinner will be served on sundeck. Stay overnight on boat in middle of the Bay.
Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather condition and each cruise itself. Detailed cruise itineraries with timing will be provided once the booking confirmed.
Watch sunrise and Taichi practice on sundeck. Following by a light breakfast serve in dining room and join more activities. Back to the main boat for relaxing and check out at the reception, please put all your luggage at the outside of your cabin door, crew member will help to bring luggage on land. Brunch is served in the restaurant before disembarking at 10:30 – 11:00AM. Driver picks up and transfers you back to Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi city. Take a short flight to Nha Trang, located in the South Central of Vietnam.
Hosting one of the most popular municipal beaches in all of Vietnam, this capital city of Khanh Hoa province is indisputably beautiful, bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive long swoop along a bay dotted with islands. Upon arrival, greeted and transferred to hotel for checking in and leisure.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
We visit around this a coastal city today.
We transfer to visit a local home - these are traditionally laid out in the same manner throughout the village. Ancestor worship is an important part of daily life in Vietnam and a large area of these small homes is usually reserved for the family altar. A fruit party is served when we have a talk with the local farmers in the house. A walk on the village road is also a memorable time of the day. We also visit a village where specializing in making the traditional rush mat. This would offer us a fascinating insight into the daily life of the locals here.
Heading back to the town, we stop at a local kindergarten where the kids would be very delightful to see the smiles of a western face. Interact with them by playing some games or teaching them a simple English song.
The remainder of day is at leisure for beach rest and relax.
Note: the kindergarten is closed on Sunday and public holiday.
This morning, we transfer to the harbor then getting on the boat. We first reach Tam Island for swimming and snorkeling. We continue to Mieu Island to enjoy local basket boat and explore the life of fishermen at a local fishing village. We also make a photo-stop from the outside of Tringuyen aquarium. After that, we enjoy a delicious lunch with seafood. Relaxing before heading back to the hotel.
Leisure and overnight in Nha Trang.
Leisurely breakfast at hotel. At a good time, we transfer to the airport for our short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon). Once known as “The Pearl of the Orient”, Ho Chi Minh City is still determined to retain the charm of its past through a number of old pagodas, temples and beautiful French colonial buildings dotted throughout the city. The city’s dynamic energy is apparently featured in the bustling street scenes with thousands of people on motorbikes constantly on the move.
Upon arrival, greeting by the guide and we head to the downtown for a short orientation tour.
We take a short walk along Dong Khoi Street which is also known as Rue Catinat in the old time; continue our walk from the Notre Dame Cathedral to the Opera House; these are visible in the historic landmarks and beautiful French colonial buildings dotted throughout the city. There are lots of photo opportunities along the walk.
To discover the culture and lifestyle of a destination, there is nothing more interesting than visiting a local family. Instead of having dinner in a fancy restaurant with perfect service, this evening, we are spending our relaxing time with a local family to get an overview of the way of living of a real Saigonese and to sample a traditional home-style meal which is important in Vietnamese culture.
Heading back to the hotel, leisure and overnight.
After breakfast, we set off for a pleasant drive from busting Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre. Board on a boat and start our Ben Tre exploring day.
Our first visit is at a local family making coconut-leaves-swobs. Meet our friendly host. Gain an insight into local traditional methods to make a swob. Hands-on and have fun experiences. Continue with a bike ride on the rural road. Cycle through peaceful villages, meet friendly & smiling locals saying hello and feel the tranquil scenes of rural life. Next is a rowing boat through the crisscross canals. Relaxing while observing the slow pace of Mekong Delta life. We then have a short walk on the village lane to Mr. Ba’s family. His warm greetings would make us feel like being at our home. Enjoying some local snack while chatting with them about their daily routine, the local culture, custom.
Lunch is served with Mekong specialties at a local restaurant. Relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere before transferring to the pier where the driver is waiting to take us back to Ho Chi Minh.
Leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Breakfast and leisure. At a good time, we transfer to the airport for our departure flight.----------- End of service ----------