12 day adventure North to South Vietnam
Vietnam – the country of the beautiful landscapes. Once you come to visit, you will be surprised by its beauty. This tour consists of the most interesting tourist attractions from the North to the South of the country. With many trekking, homestaying, kayaking, biking activities, 12 day adventure North to South Vietnam is the best choice to discover Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (Meal: No)
Day 2: Hanoi – Cat Ba Archipelago – overnight in Bungalow (meal: B, L, D)
Day 3: Cat Ba – Hanoi – Sapa by night bus (meal: B, L)
Day 4: Pick up – Sapa trekking tour – overnight in homestay (meal: B, L, D)
Day 5: Sapa trekking tour – Day bus to Hanoi – hotel in Hanoi (meal: B, L,)
Day 6: Free day – night train to Danang – pick up to Hoi an – hotel in Hoi An (meal: B, L, )
Day 7: Biking tour + homestay(meal: B, )
Day 8: Biking tour – hotel in Hoi An (meal: B, L, )
Day 9: Drop off to Da nang airport- flight to Ho Chi Minh city – hotel in HCMC (meal: B, )
Day 10: Mekong delta tour – Cai Be floating market (meal: B, L, )
Day 11: Free day in HCMC (meal: B,)
Day 12: airport transfer – tour ends.
Day 01 Airport pick up – Check in Hotel in Hanoi (Meals: No)
Pick up at the airport then transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Check in hotel and free time to see Hanoi City. Overnight in Hanoi
Note: Check in time after 12:30 P.M
Day 02 Hanoi – Cat Ba Archipelago – overnight in Bungalow (Meals:B, L, D)
7:45~8:00 Depart Hanoi by bus for 2h30 to HaiPhong then take a 30min speedboat to CaiVieng, west of Halong bay.
11:00~11:30 Board the Cocktail Cruise boat and start our ‘Thousand Island Voyage’, around 6 hour boat cruise through the most untouched & scenic areas of Halong bay and Lanha bay.
11:30~12:00 Have a Vietnamese lunch on-board then sit back, sipping some cocktails and enjoy marvellous sceneries of Halong Bay & Lanha bay while the boat cruise though thousands of picturesque limestone island.
14:00~14:15 Experience about 1hr kayaking above the coral reefs, travelling through water caves and stopping in a beautiful placid lagoon… if you are lucky you might see some monkeys, langurs or squirrels.
15:30~15:45 Take a break from the cruise boat in the clean and peaceful waters of Lanha bay where you can jump from the boat and spend about 45min swimming surrounded by the limestone karsts.
17:30 ~ 18.00 Arrive on our stunning and secluded private island called Cat Ong, located just 2 miles from Cat Ba town. Check-in to your bungalow with free time to explore the island, swim or relax on the beach.
19:00~19:30 Enjoy a 4 course seafood BBQ dinner then choose to join the party in the Island Bar or go to relax in your quiet bungalow away from the bar.
21:00~24.00 Enjoy the Cocktail Champion which offer free Cocktails for winner and Wow Awards for Champion
00:00 BONFIRE PARTY WELCOME NEW DAY!!! HA HA….. DANCING, SINGING BY A BEACH FIRE.
Day 3 Cat Ba – Hanoi – Sapa by night bus (Meal: B, L )
8:00~9:30 Buffet breakfast and pancakes served with tea and coffee.
10:00~10.10 Take a 1hr Trek to the top of Cat Ong hill for panoramic views of the surrounding Lanha Bay or swim and relax on the beach… the choice is yours!
11:30~12:30 Have lunch on Cat Ong Island Restaurant
12:30~12:50 Leave the island for Cat Ba town where you will take a bus drive to speed boat habour.
14:30 ~ 15.00 Take a 30min speedboat towards to Haiphong.
17:00~17:30 Bus arrives back in Hanoi.
Day 4: Sapa – Tram Ton – Thac Bac – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
Refresh, meet our regional manager, welcome drink and itinerary briefing.
6:00-8:0o. Breakfast and meet your tour guide, start your day with a 12 km road trip up to Tram Ton and Cong Troi (Heaven Gate) where you edit pictures of the most beautiful mountain-pass scenery of Northern Vietnam, then visit Thac Bac water-fall (Silver Water-fall) and Salmon farm-fishing before back Sapa Town for lunch.
14.30: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van village where Zay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon. Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Trekking distance is
9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours.
17.00: Check in homestay; Spend time to enjoy the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at The Yen Homestay in Ta Van village.
Day 5: Sapa trekking tour – Day bus to Hanoi – hotel in Hanoi (B, L)
8.00: Breakfas and start a new day with more interesting trek
8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest and stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People. Trekking distance is about 4 kms and it lasts for 2 hours.
11.30: Bus ride back Sapa town, have lunch
Enjoy free time in the afternoon to discover Sapa town.
15.30: Coach journey back to Hanoi. Check in hotel in Hanoi
Day 6 Free day – night train to Danang – pick up to Hoi an – hotel in Hoi An (Meal: B, L)
Today, you are free to visit Hanoi Old Quarter, see the water puppet show until transfer to Hanoi Train Station for solf – Sleeping train to Da nang. Time you need to spend on the train is around 13 hours. On the train you can view our beautiful country along the coastal line. You also stay overnight on the train and reach Danang train station at around 10.30 am.
Day 7 Biking tour + Homestay (meal: B, L)
13.15: Meeting point 57 Ngo Quyen St. – An Hoi Islet- Hoi An city, Vietnam, then start the tour at 13.30.
Experience the rhythm of the rural Vietnamese lifestyle. Experience their everyday lifestyle. Learn about local traditions and culture.
We invite you to spend a day and a half immersed in the traditional Vietnam Vietnam far from the cities and regular tourist itineraries.
You will leave at the beginning of the afternoon for cycling tour, during which time you’ll discover the everyday life of the inhabitants of the countryside. You will travel among the islands of the Thu Bon river delta. You will see the how the traditional wooden riverboats are made. You will learn the secrets of working in mother of pearl. You will cycle across magnificent countryside. You will be able to try one of the Vietnamese basket boats. You will spend the day in close contact with the Vietnamese countryside.
After having crossed the floating bridge, you will meet with the local Vietnamese family that will be your host for the evening. If you would like, you may accompany them to fish on the river and experience the sunset, or try your hand at weaving the colorful traditional soft rush sleeping mats. Or, perhaps you’d like to take a short walk to discover the area before dinner. The choice is yours.
Day 8 Biking tour – hotel in Hoi An (Meal: B)
You will cross the river to a discovery of the other side where new scenery awaits you. You will cross rice fields, a bamboo bridge, lush, green fields and dry sandy areas, until your arrival in a fishing village and a long, expanse of untouched beach. A family of fishermen will prepare your noon meal with fresh, local produce and the morning’s catch.
After your meal, you can relax, try out a basket boat with the fishermen, and swim in the sea. Afterwards, you will cycle along the beach to meet the boat that will take you back to Hoi An.
be back to the meeting point at 5.00 pm (Meeting point: 57 Ngo Quyen St. – An Hoi Islet- Hoi An city, Vietnam)
Day 9 Drop off to Da nang airport- flight to Ho Chi Minh city – hotel in HCMC (meal: B, )
After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10 Mekong delta tour – Cai Be floating market (meal: B, L, )
You are picked up at hotel between 7:30AM to 8:00AM and start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. For those with just a short time, this trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (3 hours drive).
After arrival in Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetations of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch at the orchard fruit garden. From here, you will have a pleasant time riding bicycles to the villages, sightseeing or relaxing on the hammock.
After lunch, take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long – a center of tropical fruit; stop in for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Go across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.
Day 11 Free day in HCMC (meal: B,)
You are free after a long trip from North to South of Vietnam, if you need a tour organized please email Go Asia Travel
Day 12 Airport transfer – tour ends.
This day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvernirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.
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