Vietnam Nature and Culture

Duration 12 days
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This nature and culture oriented itinerary that takes in the lush tropical forest, remarkable historical cities and attractions and packed with children-friendly activities is a brillant option for a family holiday to Vietnam. 
BRIEF ITINERARY view detailed itinerary
DAY 01 HANOI ARRIVAL (D)     
DAY 02 HANOI CITY TOUR (B)     
DAY 03 HANOI - MAI CHAU CYCLING (B)     
DAY 04 MAI CHAU - CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK (B)     
DAY 05 CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK - PHONG NHA (B,L,D)     
DAY 06 PHONG NHA ZIPLINE, KAYAK (B,L)     
DAY 07 PHONG NHA CAVE TOUR - HUE (B)    
DAY 08 HUE CITY TOUR (B)    
DAY 09 HUE - DA NANG - HOI AN (B)    
DAY 10 HOI AN  (B)    
DAY 11 HOI AN DEPARTURE (B)    


Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi !
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by your guide for the hotel transfer.
Hanoi is a vibrant city which boasts a rich history from Ly Dynasty in A.D 1010. From the narrow, bustling streets of the Old Quarter to the charming colonial buildings, shady avenue, blissful lakes, the city of Hanoi demonstrates its own uniqueness combining the west and the east.
The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour

Start your first visit of Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda and stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.
One of the must-sees in Hanoi is Temple of Literature. This highlighted attraction was built in 1070, consisting of halls, pavilions and courtyards are dedicated to Confucius and scholars.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you to Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton by American POW's during the war.
Appreciate the fascinating streets of the Old Quarter on foot, exploring the different dedicated shops where traditional workshops of copper wares, bamboo.. are well preserved. End your visiting day at Dong Xuan, the biggest wholesale market in Hanoi. 
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Hanoi - Mai Chau Biking

Travel west toward Hoa Binh province this morning, passing busy towns, green plantation and lush mountains. 
As you arrive in Mai Chau valley, settle your luggage and rest for lunch. 
Spend the afternoon to cycle on unpaved road from Lac to Mai Ha village. En route, you will encounter White Thai people working on their rice field, making bricks by traditional method and fishing by the river. Stops are made to let you understand better about their daily life as well the way the built their own community since VI century. 
Accommodation: Hotel in Mai Chau
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 04: Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong National Park

This morning, we enjoy a pleasant walk in Mai Chau valley then head to Cuc Phuong National Park. The visit today includes the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre,  the Cave of Early Man (had over 7000 year), on the way admire the primary forest with 1000 year Old Tree.
Accommodation: cuc phuong national park
Meal: breakfast

Day 05: Cuc Phuong National Park - Phong Nha

The morning walk will let you a time to appreciate the diversity of this national park, understanding about the fauna and flora that are protected in the area for years.
In the afternoon, our guide will take you to Kenh Ga for a visit to surrounding villages on bike. Taking overnight train to Dong Hoi.
Accommodation: overnight train
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 06: Phong Nha Zipline, Kayak

As you approach Dong Hoi early the morning, we will take a car transfer to Phong Nha national park, having breakfast and prepare for your adventure day.
Commence your day with ziplining on Chay river then kayak to Dark Cave.. Having a number of tunnels, this maze-like cave takes you to a hidden underground lake. 
Accommodation: hotel in Phong Nha
Meal: breakfast

Day 07: Phong Nha Cave Tour - Hue

After breakfast, take a boat trip along Son River to explore the Phong Nha Cave. Among 300 caves and grottos in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park, only 20 have been surveyed. Notably, Phong Nha, is the most beautiful cave which holds several records for the highest and longest cave, the longest underground river, finest beaches inside and the most splendid stalagmites and stalactites. 
Transfer to Hue city. The rest of the day is for your leisure
Accommodation: hotel in Hue
Meal: breakfast

Day 08: Hue city Tour

Hue is Vietnam`s last royal capital and packed with historic monuments. It is a picturesque city, dotted with Perfume river, many pagodas and surrounded by stunning scenery, quaint villages. 
The first sight for this day is Imperial Citadel, which includes the Forbidden Purple City. Next is a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of Hue. It's an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. 
As you approach Perfume River, board a dragon boat to explore the north area of Hue.
In the afternoon, travel out of the city to learn about the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, with its central lake set amid a grove of frangipani and pine trees, before heading back to Hue
Accommodation: hotel in Hue
Meal: breakfast

Day 09: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Take a scenic driver from Hue to Hoi An, via the city of Danang. You will take over the verdant Truong Son range, spotting the panorama of Hai Van pass, or known as “ Pass of the Ocean Clouds “. When you reach Danang, enjoy a short tour taking in the museum of Cham Sculpture and Marble Mountains. 
The charming town of Hoi An, our destination of the day, boasts a unique beauty and amazing mixture of French-influenced and Asian Architecture. It is time to wander through Hoi An market, discover the life of an 18th Century merchant at the Old House of Tan Ky, cross the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and visit the Fujian Assembly Hall.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal: breakfast

Day 10: Hoi An

The day is left for your leisure to unwind by the sun-drenched beach of Hoi An or visit the country side, My Son holy land.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi An
Meal: breakfast

Day 11: Hoi An - Da Nang departure

The day is left free for your own exploration of Da Nang, buying souvenirs until our driver picks you up for your departure flight.
Accommodation: not included
Meal: breakfast
Our service includes
  • Vietnam Visa Arrangement
  • Private Transfer 
  • English speaking guides
  • Domestic flights
  • Train ticket for the itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel Rooms in the itinerary
  • Zipline, bikes and gears
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • Entrance fees and zone fee
Our service excludes
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
OUR TRAVEL EXPERT
Ms. Huong Phi is a very dedicated expert who loves
to show you Vietnam ethically.

Contact her for tailor made tour/ any request:
Email: support@vietnamtour.us / M: +84-919666678
OUR CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
"It was a great experience, specially the landscape
of northern Vietnam. Lan, your guide has done a
a great job"


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