9 DAYS FROM NORTH TO CENTRAL VIETNAM: A JOURNEY OF HERITAGE

9 DAYS FROM NORTH TO CENTRAL VIETNAM: A JOURNEY OF HERITAGE

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: 9 days 8 nights
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: Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An
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: AD11
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9 DAYS FROM NORTH TO CENTRAL VIETNAM: A JOURNEY OF HERITAGE 

 
Vietnam Central Heritage Road always has special allure with both domestic and foreign tourists  thanks to its unique beauty: a magnificent Ngu Hanh Son Mountains with mysterious caves, a romantic Ba Na Hills among the marvelous nature, a world heritage Hoi An attracting tourists not only by the charming beauty but also the ancient sites, or a former capital, Hue being famous for palaces, tombs, temples, architecture associated with romantic landscapes ... 
Vinapotential will company with you in Hanoi - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An tour to explore all these interesting places...
 
ITINERARY
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (D)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, you are warmly greeted by our guide and transferred to city central. Here, be treated by 1 hour for massage food before going to the home stay. If time permitted, you will be able to join “Fast 36 Streets Tour “on Rick Shaw to see the daily life of Ha Noi city with plenty opportunities of capturing photos and enjoy the traditional Water Puppet Show, a unique northern Vietnamese art form especially designed for depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history. Tonight, your welcomed dinner will be served at Com Viet restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi 


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DAY 2 HANOI- HALONG- OVERNIGHT ON BOAT (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, 08:00 am guide and driver will come and pick you up to Ha Long city. Spending 3 hours on bus to see how beautiful landscape of Red River delta. Upon arrival the harbor, meet our Cruise Crew to join the fantastic journey around the New Seven Wonder on Luxury Cruise. Welcomed and check-in boat, your seafood lunch will be served while the boat slowly slides on romantic waves of the sea.
Afternoon is time for some attracting activities such as: visiting the cave, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, cooking class…
Enjoy special dinner dish and continuing night program with the crew. Overnight on Boat in Ha Long Bay

DAY 3 HA LONG- HANOI (B/Brunch)
Start-up your new day with Tai Chi instruction or just do sunbathing on sundeck and feeling the magnificent dawn scene surrounding, then having breakfast and following cruise’s itinerary until lunch time at 11:00 pm. You will be returned to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3-hour journey back to Hanoi. Tonight will be a big chance to explore the street food in the old quarter. Overnight in Hanoi
 
DAY 4: HANOI CITY – DUONG LAM ANCIENT VILLAGE (B/L/D)

 
Be waken up in the fresh atmosphere of city Hanoi, enjoy morning breakfast like a local people. Then our guide will come and invite you to join with us “ the day of real Hanoi”. We start by visiting the Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university established during the construction of the capital, then have walk around the French quarter- the combination of Ho Chi Minh complex, the embassies and many French architectural buildings since colonial. Today, the cooking class will be opened and this is a chance to provide Vietnamese cuisine by yourself. In the afternoon, we drive out to a place name: Duong Lam- basic characteristics of a village of Vietnam with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields. Time at leisure to relax just by walking around the village and chatting with the local people. Dinner will be served by your host family. Overnight in Duong Lam Village


DAY 5: A DAY OF FARMER (B/L)
Wake up early in the morning, have very light and fresh breakfast, then embark to a working day with the farmers. Today, let’s challenge your self with many fun activities on fields. Lunch will be provided by your home stay’s host. Later, say goodbye and thanks before we transfer back to Hanoi city, catch the night train to Hue. Overnight on tourist cabin

DAY 6: HUE- THE OLD CAPITAL(B/L/D)
Arrive in Hue station, meet our local guide, have breakfast before visiting the first destination of the day - Hue Imperial Citadel. This is well-known as the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 - 1945), the last royal dynasty of Vietnam, then to Hue Royal Antiques Museum - A collection of remnants from the Nguyen Dynasty. Next up, head to Thien Mu Pagoda (means heavenly lady pagoda) and the Tomb of Minh Mang King - one of the most typical Vietnamese King Tombs. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and leave to ancient village of Phuoc Tich. Along the way, you will cross some typical villages and immense rice paddy fields. Put steps in village, you can feel a calm and fresh atmosphere of the countryside. Ancient houses in the village will surely attract you. You can meet local people there, drop by pottery workshop.  Dinner is made from with fresh local food. Overnight in Hue home stay.

DAY 7: HUE- DA NANG- HOI AN- LONG JOURNEY OF FULL EXPERIENCE (B/L/D)

We say goodbye to the host and leave for Hoi An in the morning by the well-known and stunning Mandarin Road. On the top of the Ocean Cloud Pass, we have a panoramic view over Danang and the surrounding areas. In Danang city we visit the Cham Museum, exposing countless antique articles of the former Cham Kingdom which lasted until the 16th century. Afterwards we climb the Marble Mountains, a set of 5 mountains which represent the 5 factors that constitute our universe. From here, the view upon China Beach is in one word breathtaking. We continue our trip by arriving in Hoian. Also this ancient town was recognized by UNESCO as being World Cultural Heritage in 1999. Hoian used to serve as an active port of trade with the Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and Chinese people during the 17th and 18th centuries. The streets, houses and architecture are remained ‘untouched’, despite turbulent history. We also visit the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Tan Ky ancient house before checking-in the home stay in Hoi An




DAY 8: THE HOLLY LAND OF MYSON - TRADITIONAL VILLAGE (B/L)
Today morning, we start our trip to the ruins of the Cham Kingdom in My Son. Located in a lush valley, My Son now remains with red brick towers and sanctuaries. In fact, My Son is comparable to other big icons in Southeast Asia, like Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Ayutthuya in Thailand and the Borobodur in Indonesia.
The ruins and temples of My Son have been dated as being from the 7th to the 13th century.
After tour in My Son, you will return Hoi An for lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will take a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit the traditional handicraft wood – carving & pottery villages named Thanh Ha & Kim Bong. During boat trip, you can witness the beautiful landscapes of Hoi An countryside. End of the trip, you will have cheerful time at Cua Dai beach.
It is now time for swimming or walk leisurely on the sands. Overnight in Hoi An
 
DAY 9: HOI AN FREE TIME AND DEPARTURE (B)
All day free time will be enough to refresh yourself in the beautiful city before catch the night train to Hanoi for the next destination or fly back home. Thank you so much for your valuable time with us and hope to see you again!


 
 


MONEY : Vietnamese Dong (VND); ATMs and Money changers throughout the country. USD widely accepted. As of Aug 2016: 1USD = 22.500 VND
 
ELECTRICITY : Vietnam mainly uses 220V but in some areas, 110V is used. A mixture of flat and round 2-pin outlets are used in the country.
 
DIALING CODE : +84
TIME ZONE : GMT/UTC +7

VISAS:Most nationals require a visa to enter Vietnam and all travelers must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their planned exit from Vietnam. Visa on Arrival service is possible with advance notice to Hanoi Redtours to prepare all permissions and documents.
 
GETTING THERE & AWAY : Vietnam has 3 international airports: Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) and Danang Airport. These airports are well connected to major Asian cities with increasing international connections.
 
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS : Vietnam celebrates many holidays; however it is rare that shops are closed. The exception is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year - officially a three-day holiday but many businesses close down for a full week. This is the busiest time of the year for traveling in Vietnam and hotels, flights and trains are often full. 2012 Dates :  22-25 January.
 
LANGUAGE : The national language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. In big cities and in places with many tourists, people can speak basic English. As Vietnamese has six different tones, it is a difficult language for most foreigners to speak despite the fact that the Roman alphabet is used in the modern Vietnamese script.
 
 - GOOD MORNING: Chào buổi sáng
 - NO PROBLEM: Không có gì
 - PAY: Tính tiền
 - GO: Đi thôi

WHEN TO GO?

Vietnam's weather varies greatly from north to south with each area marked by slightly different seasons and climates. Because of these regional variations, there are always pleasant and favorable areas to visit throughout the year. The north, overall, tends to be cooler than the rest of the country. During the winter from November till February, the day time temperature is cool and the weather often damp. Central Vietnam experiences warm weather from July to October and wet, colder weather from November to May. Although the temperature remains fairly steady throughout the year, Southern Vietnam has two seasons. The dry season lasts from December to May, while from June to November is the rainy season
 

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us: info@vietnamholiday.com to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.


Our prices include:
Accommodation in shared double or twin room at selected hotels with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom.
Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle as per program.
English speaking guide for each area except during time at leisure.
Entrance fees, boat fees for all sightseeing tours as mentioned in the program.
Boat for the trips mentioned.
Meals as mentioned in the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch or (D) for dinner.
Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles
Government taxes currently in force (V.A.T.).
 
Our prices do not include:
Visa for Vietnam (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
International flights and airport taxes.
Domestic flight Hanoi – Hue & Danang – Ho Chi Minh city and airport taxes.
Optional tours
Surcharges for other language guides
Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
 
Note:
Visa into Vietnam available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorization letter. 
In general most places are closed in Vietnam throughout the period of the Lunar New Year.
Program is subject to change without notice due to airline schedules or cancellation of some flights.
 
 

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