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Vietnam Adventure 15 days 14 nights

Over 15 days, you’ll have the opportunity to delve a little deeper to parts of Vietnam where very few people go. Some of the highlights include visiting endangered primates in the beautiful Trang An, exploring one of the largest caves in the world, a scenic drive along the Hai Van pass made famous by the show Top Gear, sampling some of the world’s best coffee, tackling rapids while white water rafting and a cruise through canals of the Mekong Delta to name just a few. This trip certainly packs a punch!
Tour code: GPT11E
Departure date: Daily
Duration:  15 days 14 nights
Price USD:
- $ 1599 per person commencing Fridays.
- $ 2099 per person commencing any other day.
Route: Hanoi - Ha Long - Ninh Binh ­- Phong Nha ­- Vinh Moc Tunnels -­ Hue -­ Hoi An -­ Buon Me Thuot -­ Yok Don National Park -­ Da Lat -­ Mui Ne -­ Mekong Delta -­ Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Day 1: Hanoi -­ Ha Long Bay - Ninh Binh (L/D)
    • After breakfast, you will go to Halong Bay, an iconic beauty spot and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We embark on a sailing boat for an exploration of Halong Bay. This exciting 4-hour cruise provides a fantastic view of the bay which is dotted with some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. After your, exploration of the Ha Long Bay, we will transfer you to Ninh Binh, taking in the beautiful scenery on the way.. Arrive in Ninh Binh and check in hotel. Dinner and overnight in Ninh Binh.
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  • Day 2: Ninh Binh -­ Night train to Dong Hoi (L/D)
    • Today, You will have a chance to visit the Ha Long Bay of the land. About 150 kilometres from the famous Vietnamese bay where hundreds of islands form a natural wonder is another equally as impressive landscape. This one, known as Trang An, is nowhere near the coast, though. The mountains are connected by rice paddies, not water. After enjoying a delicious lunch, we will take a boat up the beautiful river fed by natural springs and through caves that cut their way through amazing limestone karst mountains to visit an Ancient 10th Century pagoda and temple. After time visit Pagoda and Temple, it a great fun to take a bike for your further exploration to Thung Nham bird Garden. It is a quiet biking route on flat road & dams with a very nice scenery of mountains & local villages.The round trip is about 10km long.
      We will have dinner and a shower in central Ninh Binh town before boarding the overnight train to Phong Nha­Ke Bang National Park.
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  • Day 3: Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (B/L)
    • Phong Nha­ - Ke Bang is one of the largest National Parks in Vietnam. Home to a huge amount of wildlife, breathtaking scenery, crystal clear rivers and immense cave systems. A documentary by National Geographic has given this area much attention with the discovery of the world’s largest cave, Son Doong, here in the early 1990’s. Our first stop is Eight Lady Cave. The site where eight women who were working on Route 20 highway died from a bomb attack that caused a massive rock to seal off the exit trapping them inside. We then move to Paradise Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Phong Nha National Park with more than 30-Km cave system of hundreds incredible rock formations.
      After lunch we visit the awesome Dark Cave by zipline or for the slightly less adventurous, kayaks. With only a head torch for light, we navigate our way in the darkness to the mud baths. Soak up in the goodness and be left with baby­smooth skin and what’s a mud bath without a classic mud fight! Afterwards take a refreshing dip in the lake and wash all the mud away.
      Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
      Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
  • Day 4: Phong Nha (B/L)
    • After an activity packed day yesterday, today is free for you to cycle around & explore the town, check out the local life by the river or just chill out. We will take you on a short but bumpy ride through the villages to homestay.
      Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
      Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
  • Day 5: Vinh Moc Tunnel (B/L)
    • Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The tunnels were built to shelter families from the intense bombings of the area during the American war. Over 600 people lived and 17 babies were born in these tunnels between 1965 and 1972. After lunch we will visit the Mine Action Visitors Centre in Dong Ha. This centre looks at the effects of the war that still happens today, even after hostilities ended in 1975. After this you will arrive in Hue, discover Thien Mu pagoda which rests on the banks of the perfume pagoda. This is the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, its 7 tiers reading up high into the sky, each story representing a step in enlightenment.
      Overnight in a hotel.
      Vinh Moc tunnel
      Vinh Moc tunnel
  • Day 6: Hue city tour ­ Beach (B/L)
    • After breakfast, our tour guide will accompany you to the Imperial Citadel. The majestic architecture, built by Gia Long, has faced destruction over the years during the fierce conflicts which took place here. It is the scars on these buildings that tell the stories of the battles fought here.
      Continue your trip into past as you visit Minh Mang Tomb, the final resting place of the 2nd emperor of Vietnam. This tomb is special in the way its architecture blends in seamlessly with its surroundings and landscape (Minh Mang was a staunch believer in Confucianism). Hop back on the bus and we head to the local beach to enjoy some lunch and some cocktails as we swim and enjoy the sunset… This spot is a real hidden gem!
      Thien Mu Pagoda - Beach
      Thien Mu Pagoda - Beach
  • Day 7: Hai Van Pass - Hoi An (B/L)
    • Depart Hue in the morning as ride motorbikes all the way to Hoi An. With many stops along the way, taking in beautiful beaches, coastline and the breathtaking Elephant Springs. Make sure you have packed your swimming gear as this is a great place to relax, swim and enjoy lunch for a couple of hours. The journey then heads South to take in some breathtaking views as we ascend the famous Hai Van Pass where we will stop at the top to see some French and American bunkers, the remnants of war times past. This road, made famous by the Top Gear motoring programme is a site not to be missed.
      Hai Van Pass
      Hai Van Pass
  • Day 8: Hoi An Old Quarter (B)
    • Depart from your hotel and ride bicycle in 30 minutes to Tra Que village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. You will have chance to take the picture coconut mangroves and take a traditional basket boat ride that includes some crab fishing. Finish up with a fresh coconut by the side of the river. Finish the trip with some free time to explore the Old Town’s thousands of tailor shops, art galleries and riverside market or simply kick back on the beach.
      Hoi An Old Quarter
      Hoi An Old Quarter
  • Day 9: Buon Ma Thuot (B/L/D)
    • Option 1: Take a night bus from Da Nang to Buon Me Thuot in day 8.
      Option 2: Take a flight from Da Nang to Buon Me Thuot on the early morning.
      We’ll take you for a local Vietnamese breakfast before exploring Buon Ma Thuot, the coffee capital of Vietnam! Vietnam is actually the world’s second biggest exporter of coffee so we head directly for the famous Trung Nguyen coffee village where you can taste their famed weasel coffee!
      After lunch, you will visit the famous waterfalls of D’ray Nur on the Krong Ana River, which is particularly impressive and photogenic during the rainy season. Visit an Ede Ethic minority Village (near the falls) to explore the Ede’s Matriarchal Society.
      Overnight in homestay.
      Buon Ma Thuot
      Hanoian culture
  • Day 10: Yok Don National Park - Da Lat (B/L)
    • Wake up early for special day, we will check out around 06:30 am. We join with the team from the National Parks Elephant Conservation project and meet the elephant caretakers at first light to track the roaming elephants through the jungle.Go to the forest with the elephant caretaker to take the elephant home for elephant washing (30 minutes), elephant feeding ( banana & sugar cane). Especially, ride elephant (1 hour) to cross the S’repok River!.
      We head back to Buon Ma Thuot to enjoy a local specialty lunch before boarding our mini­bus to Da Lat, arriving in time for dinner of your choice.
      Yok Don National Park Da Lat
      Yok Don National Park Da Lat
  • Day 11: Adventure Da Lat (B/L)
    • Today, we have 2 options for you to explore Dalat.
      Option1: One of the best ways to explore all Dalat’s beauties, canyoning is the combination of sightseeing and plenty outdoor activities.
      The tour gives you chances to discover charming scenery pictured with waterfalls, hills, pine forest and other attraction. You will be fully equipped with best quality tools to overcome challenges of wilderness. After all, you will get the achievement of excitement, courage and strength.
      Option 2: Strap in for some adventure with our professional white water rafting crew and head to the river for the safety briefing before our guides take us for a thrilling adventure through the Da Lat countryside. Re­ fuelling at a village restaurant, we then head for a coffee farm where we can taste the famed weasel in front of panoramic views of the coffee fields. Sit down for a local dinner in Da Lat and enjoy the town.
      ** White water rafting is seasonal depending on water levels. We do make alternative arrangements. Please double check with our team when booking**
      Adventure Da Lat
      Adventure Da Lat
  • Day 12: Da Lat - Mui Ne (B/L)
    • Last time for you in here, you can relax in your hotel or walking around city to visit Dalat flower garden and Crazy house. Have lunch on the way go to Mui Ne.
      Arrival Mui ne, you will visit the white sand dunes which located by a lake. you can walk up the hill to feel the cool air or can go up by a 4 wheels adventurous car. after that we go ahead to mine, and see the fishing village, take some beautiful pictures and we you at your hotel.
      Mui Ne
      Mui Ne
  • Day 13: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
    • A lazy morning with breakfast around the pool is welcomed before we head out to Ho Chi Minh City. Have lunch on the way.
      Arrival Ho Chi Minh, visit Ben Thanh market is a large marketplace in central Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in District 1. The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, áo dài and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine. Then, you can walk around Nguyen Hue Street – Walking street in Ho Chi Minh to enjoy the atmosphere in here.
      Ho Chi Minh City
      Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 14: Mekong Delta (B/L)
    • We head for the Mekong Delta, aptly known as Vietnam’s food bowl. Today is all about food, we check out local fish farms and fish markets by boat, meet a local fruit farmer at his house where we can relax and enjoy some of the local fare. Check out the coconut farms and watch them make the famous local coconut candy (seriously addictive!). After lunch we take a bike around 1hour – 1 hour 30 min to explore town before comeback Ho Chi Minh city.
      Mekong Delta
      Mekong Delta
  • Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
    • There are no activities planned for the final day so you’re able to continue the rest of your journey at any time. If you’re still not ready to leave, why not extend a few more nights and discover more of what the city has to offer!
      Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon
      Saigon
ACCOMMODATION LIST
Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.

Destination Accommodation Star Night
Ninh Binh - Phong Nha
Night Train
1
Phong Nha Ke Bang
Homestay
2
Hue
Midtown Hotel
2
Hoian
Hotel Kim An
3
Buon Me Thuot
Homestay
1
Da Lat
River Prince Hotel
1
Mui Ne
Hotel
1
Saigon
GK Central Hotel
3




TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

•    A/C transfer.
•    Accommodation at homestay/ hotel.
•    Experienced English speaking guide.
•    Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner).
•    All sightseeing tickets and travel permits.
•    No extra charge after confirmation.
•     24/7 hotline support guaranteed.

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

•   Personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
•   Travel insurance.
•   International & domestic flights and taxes.
•   Beverage.
•   Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc…

WHAT TO TAKE:
•   Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
•   It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...


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