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Vietnam faces 7 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • HANOI (D)
  • LAO CAI / SAPA (B,L,D)
  • HALONG (Cruise) / HANOI. (B,L,D)
  • HUE /HO CHI MINH / International (B)
Arrive in Hanoi, welcome by tour guide and transfer to hotel. Located on the right bank of the Red River, Hanoi is the capital of unified Vietnam. The conquest of the French in 1882 shocked the urban landscape of Hanoi. Since 1955, the streets still bear the names of trades which are exercised and that…

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Arrive in Hanoi, welcome by tour guide and transfer to hotel.
Located on the right bank of the Red River, Hanoi is the capital of unified Vietnam. The conquest of the French in 1882 shocked the urban landscape of Hanoi. Since 1955, the streets still bear the names of trades which are exercised and that the products sold there for generations. Among the French architectural Doumer bridge include the Cathedral, Dong Xuan market hall, the Ecole Française d' Extrême-Orient, the museum Louis - Finot, the University of Hanoi, several hotels, an opera and beautiful colonial villas .

Then visit Hanoi: walk in the old quarters and then discovered the temple of Mount Jade, built in the middle of Lake of the Sword returned and served by a magnificent wooden bridge straight out of a Japanese prints. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Summary Sightseeing: Full day Transportation: AC vehicle Meal:  Welcome dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Breakfast. Excursion to Tam Coc, the "Halong Bay in land", or visit by boat on a strange limestone formations. Hoa Lu was the first capital of the independent kingdom of Dai Co Viet at the end of the IX th century. This beautiful walk you will admire the limestone peaks to emerge and there bodies of water consisting of rice and small channels: a time through enchanting landscapes of prints similar to those in Halong Bay, the sea below. Lunch at restaurant. Hoa Lu was the first capital of the independent kingdom of Dai Co Viet in the late ninth century. Sober and beautiful temples were built in a beautiful site in memory of kings Dinh and Le.

Visit the site and the temples of the kings Tiên Hoang Dinh and Le. Return to Hanoi in late afternoon. Dinner Transfer to the train station for departure by train at night TULICO (or similar) CONDITIONING WITH BEDS to Lao Cai (departure at 22H00 - schedules subject to change) Overnight on board.  In the afternoon visit to the region through the hills and rice terraces. Stop in the village of Ta Phin (2-hour walking tour around) Dinner. Installation at the hotel and overnight.

Summary Sightseeing: Full day Transportation: AC vehicle Meal:  full board  Accommodation: Hotel in HANOI

Breakfast. Arrival at Lao Cai, bordering China, at 06:00 am (times subject to change). Breakfast and transfer to SAPA. Located 1650 m above sea level, Sapa has a pleasant climate. This place was discovered by the French in 1922 who set up their second homes. Today, Sapa is still a very popular by the magnificent mountain scenery offered by this region but also by the atmosphere that provides extraordinary meetings in color with high ethnic minorities.

This region is called to the "Alps Tonkinoise is accessible by road 40 Km from the town of Lao Cai. This route offers an excellent foretaste of the picturesque region, as it always brings you the highest winds on roads where you'll have an unforgettable view of the rice terraces and valley forests pins.La around Sapa is home to several ethnic minorities in the country. Each of these ethnic groups has its own traditions of dress, culture and speak different dialects.

You will find most of these tribes for the weekly market in Sapa on Sunday. The latter actually go there to trade and commerce with the various other ethnic groups as well as visitors from the growing number of Hanoi by night train. Sapa village of sand ", this former French mountain resort at 1650 m altitude in the mountainous area the largest in Asia called" The Alps of Tonkin. " Cradle of Hmong, ignored the region until the end of the nineteenth century is also inhabited by other ethnic groups. It is a very pleasant little town which has preserved its charm and authenticity. Installation at the hotel Visit the village and market Sapa on foot (1 to 2 hours of access), which sold local products.

Lunch. In the afternoon visit to the region through the hills and rice terraces. Stop in the village of Ta Phin (2-hour walking tour around) Dinner. Installation at the hotel and overnight.
Summary Sightseeing: Full day Transportation: AC vehicle Meal:  full board  Accommodation: Hotel at SAPA.

Early morning arrival in Hanoi from SAPA. Breakfast. Then departure to Halong Bay by the new road. Arrival and installation junks Lunch on board the junk. Dinner and overnight on board. Overnight on board the junk. Boarding at 12.00 for a 24-hour cruise on Halong Bay aboard a beautiful wooden boat. The lunch and dinner are taken on the junk menu with excellent fresh seafood from the bay.

Summary Sightseeing: Full day Transportation: AC vehicle Meal:  full board  Accommodation: On board

Breakfast. Continuation of this magical cruise on Halong Bay aboard a wooden junk beautiful. Halong Bay, "eighth wonder of the world," offers one of the most beautiful in Asia. Ha Long means "Descending Dragon" in Vietnamese. Sampans and junks glide silently on its clear waters, teeming with lobsters, crabs, abalone, shrimp and squid. Lunch of seafood on the boat. Then departure to Hanoi by the new road Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to hotel. Dinner. Puppet show on the water.

The Mua Roi Nuoc, or puppet theater on water, is specific for the Red River delta. Puppets on the water are the invention of a Buddhist monk, Tu Dao Hanh, in the early eleventh century. The traditional puppet theater of the North is a very vivid reconstruction of rural life of yesteryear where the farmer takes the leading role, feet in the water on his rice field harvested. In an atmosphere of celebration in the villages, the puppets move on the water, the rhythm of drums and gongs. Overnight at the hotel.

Summary Sightseeing: Full day  /  Transportation: AC vehicle / Meal:  full board  / Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and fly to Hue (1 h 20 flight), located in the former region of Annam. Arrival in Hue. Hue was the imperial capital from 1802 to 1845. City full of history, traditional intellectual in the country, Hue is a cultural Mecca of Vietnam. The charm of this ancient capital is not only the beauty of its monuments, but also wishes to his poetry site, bathed in the river perfumes.

This peaceful town houses, according to tradition, the most beautiful girls in the country. Lunch at restaurant. City tour and visit to the Imperial City. The royal court was inspired by the model of the imperial court of China. Architecture, administration and justice were the Confucian tradition. The kings were Confucian scholars and mandarin dominated the ceremonial of the court. Craftsmen and artists of the ancient capital Hue came to work when they realized paintings on lacquer and silk, ceramics and precious porcelain famous Blue Hue. Drive to Dong Ba Market, famous for its conical hats.

Walk in rickshaws in the streets of the city of Hue. Dinner imperial dress with songs and traditional music. You can visit Hue, not spend an evening "Royal" worthy of the court of the King Nguyen kings  which at the time when Hue was the imperial capital of Vietnam. Each participant in Mandarin dress and dinner is chaired by the emperor held in pomp and Empress chosen from the audience. Overnight in your hotel.

Summary Sightseeing: Full day Transportation: AC vehicle Meal:  full board
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Breakfast. Off by the 1st flight to Ho Chi Minh.Transfer to the airport HUE   (1 hour flight). Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer SAPACO to bus station to continue to Cambodia.
Summary Transportation: Flight, AC vehicle Meal:  Breakfast