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 Code AD44 05  4x4 Discovery of Central Highlands and Northern part
DURATION:
  14 days / 13nights
ROUTE:
 Ho Chi Minh City - Kontum - Konktu - Hoi An - Da Nang - Maichau -NinhBinh - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Buon Ma Thuot : A good Central Highlands base for visits to ethnic minority villages and to a national park, where elephants still roam and elephant treks are available.

Hoian : Low - slung, houses, shops and temples crowd the streets of this ancient mercantile town. At this center of the clothes trade, hundreds of tailors sew gowns, suits, bags and shoes in silks and cottons for fashion emporiums crioss town.

Halong bay is a sparkling, emerald-green bay dotted with sailling junks and thousands of forested limesone towers. Catba, home to the rare white-headed langur, is the largest island in an archipelago of hundreds

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HIGHLIGHTS
 
 


.* Don village in BuonMathuot

.* Draysap and Gialong waterfalls
*  Yordon National park

*  Hochiminh trails
*  Hoian Old Town
*  Hanoi capital

*  Maichau - home of Thai people

*  NinhBinh -Halong bay in land

*  Haiphong city -Catba island

*  Halong bay - the wonder of world

 
 
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Day 01: On arrival in Hochiminh city

Meet at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Transfer to hotel. Free and easy .Night in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 02:  Cu chi – City tour  ( B, L)
Am: 7h30 am. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Depart from Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels (about 50km). As you know, CuChi tunnels is one of the most famous historical Vestiges of Vietnam’s national liberation War. It is network consists of over 200km of tunnels linked to the other like a Cobweb. You go to inside the tunnels which has the kitchens, food and ammunition storage caches, medic-care chambers (a small clinic), meeting room, commanding chambers ..etc. You discover the tunnels by entering inside on it, about 15 m, 30m, 60m and 100m long belong to your health. At the end of the tunnels, you can eat Cassava (called Khoai Mi), this is the main food for Vietcong people during the war..
Say goodbye the Cu Chi tunnels, back Saigon for lunch.

Pm: Notre dame Catheral, built between 1877 and 1883 by French, most of the materials were transferred from Marseille (France). Next to the Church, you walk to visit the Central Post Office, built 1886 and ended 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. Your next destination is Reunification Palace which was built in 1868, named Norodom Palace and inaugurated in 1873. In 1963, this palace was heavily destroyed by bombs. On 30 April 1975, the tanks of the liberation army entered Independence Palace. After the liberation, Independence Palace became the headquarters of the City’s military Administration Committee.
You can discover the activities war during US war by visiting. The War Museum in which is an interesting collection of American Weapons.

Stop at Ben Thanh market, the goods in here are abundant, including almost all-domestic products, especially those products from the South of Vietnam and modern industrial products from other nations.

Day 03: Hochiminh city - BuonMathuot by 4WD (B,  L  )
Am: 8h00 pick up from your hotel in Hochiminh city depart for BuonMathuot city. A good Central Highlands base for visits to ethnic minority villages and to a national park, where elephants still roam and elephant treks are available.Stop on the way at Duc Trong and many others place for taking photos. Arrive BuonMathuot at 18h00 Pm. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Buon Ma Thuot - Don village - Yordon Nationational park. ( B, L )
8:00 transfer to Buon Ma Thuot (50 km) for visiting the villages of the Ede people : Akothong. Then visit Yordon National park by elephant riding. You wll see many coffee plantion, coffee has long been the main stay of local economy , and the fortune of the area are highly dependent on the price of the bean. Return and overnight in Banmethuot.

Day 05: Buon Ma Thuot – PleiKu -Kontum ( B, L )
Morning: Visit Draysap -Gialong Falls, both waterfalls sharing a stretch of Krong Ana river, are stunning and offer a good river side trekking opportunities. Then transfer to Kontum.
Stop in Pleiku to Visit Phun village, a traditional village of Jarai ethnic group with a typical cemetery in the Central Highlands. The tombs are decorated by wooden statues. Night in Kontum

Day 06 : Kontum - Banar villages ( B, L, D )
08:30, Pick up at your hotel and drive to Kon Ko Lor suspention bridge. Start  trekking through local villages of Bahnar people. You will have chance to admire the imposing Rong houses, meet very friendly Bahnar people to explore about their culture and custom. Having lunch on route. Continue on trekking 4kms more along Dakbla river. We will picked up by dug-out canoes and then boat downstream the river to Kon Ko Tu village, we will have time to have a river bath or relax and enjoy natural sceneries by the river. Dinner and homestay in the village. There is an option to enjoy a Gong show with bornfire, drink jar wine and dance with Banar people.

Day 07 : Banar villages - Kontum ( B, L, )
In the early morning, you can have a stroll around the village for visiting some families in the village and walk down sandy bank of Dakbla river for seeing villagers’ activities preparing for a new day.
Then transfer to the Pleiku airport for flight to Danang . Pick up and transfer to Hoian.
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 Day 08 : Hoian  tour ( B, L )
Visit Hoian - an old trading town, some 30km from Danang. Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.
You will visit : Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall Chinese, Hoian Museum and Market. Lunch at restaurant. Overnight in Hoian.

Day 09 : Hoian – My Son - Danang - Hanoi ( B, L ) Flight
Am : Drive to visit My Son, a ancient religion center of the Cham people in the past, 40 km to the South West of Hoi An town, another World's Cultural Heritage. Then transfer to Hoian for flight to Hanoi.
Pick up and transfer to Hotel. Night in Hanoi .

Day 10: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( B, L, D)
Morning: 8.30 am departure to Mai Chau. On the way to Mai chau, pay a Visit to Hang Pagoda (Ancient Cave pagoda) to enjoy a peaceful scenarios and to get a more understanding of the most popular religion - Buddismn. Visiting a Muong ethnic minority village to see stilt-house and their lives. 12.30 am lunch at restaurant.
Afternoon: 1.30 pm drive to MalChau. Homestay 0vernight stilt house - Lac village (Mai Chau guesthouse). Go shopping around Lac Village. Walking throughout some White Thai villages to see people making traditional dress and stools.  Dinner  and overnight at stilthouse

Day 11 : Mai Chau – Ninh Binh  (B,L)
Am : Breakfast. Short walk to the Muong
minority village. Walking through plum & peach gardens to contemplate peaceful scenery. Then transfer to Ninh Binh.
Boat trip to visit TamCoc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.Overnight at hotel .

Day 12 : NinhBinh – Halong ( B, L ,D)
08:00 – 08:30:  Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15:30 – 16:30: Fishing village visiting.
Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
 16:30 – 17:30: Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.
17:30-19:00: Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Oriental Sails Chef
19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

Day 13 : Halong bay – Hanoi  ( B, L )
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave
09:00 – 09:30: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30 – 10:00:  Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
10:00 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30.

Day 14 : -Hanoi city tour  - Departure ( B, L )
Am: visit Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) then  Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, The Old Quarter of Hanoi and Shopping  Dong Xuan Market. Lunch
Pm: transfer to airport for departure.

End tour.

 

 

Rate in USD per person valid 30 Dec 2017

Hotel category

Number of Persons

2

3-4

5-7

8-11

Single Sup

Superior

1618

1319

1121

1050

255

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Accommodation offering in this trip: ( click to see hotel )

Cities

Superior class

Saigon

Le Duy

BuonMathuot

Dakruco Hotel

Kontum

Homestay / Indochine

Hoian

ThuyDuong 3

Maichau

Homestay

NinhBinh

ThuyAnh hotel

Halong bay

Cruise

Hanoi

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Tour Cost includes:

- Transportation in mountain by Ford Everest 4 X 4 - Ford Transit group over 4 pax
- Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch ( full meals on trekking )
- Accommodation : twin sharing room at the below mentioned hotel
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees and permission to indicated sights
- Flight from Pleiku- Danang to Hanoi
- Traditional Music in Kontum
- Boat trip

Tour Cost excludes:
- Airport taxes; Visas; travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers , Dinners.


Trip Summary:

Where
Trip starts in Hochiminh city and ends in Hanoi
When
All year round; 
Grade Moderate to Strenous;
Accommodation Simple guest-houses (Standard),
Tourist-class hotels (Superior);
Transport Private car or bus, public train, etc.;
Meals As indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Vietnamese food
 
 

 

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