Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoian - Nhatrang - Saigon (16 Days - 15 Nights)5
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Duration
16 days

Max Group Size
25

Tour Code
230830111419

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Request as Regular

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0 - 0 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

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Physical level
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Ha Noi

Pickup Time:

14:00

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Ben Tre

Dropoff Time:

12:00

Tour Overview

Vietnam rail tours with lots of choice itinerary from deluxe to first class sleeper train, that you can enjoy most memorable train journey through Vietnam.

Itinerary

On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, we are met by our local guide who will escort us to our coach for the transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day will be at leisure to relax after the long flight. 

Overnight in Hanoi 

After breakfast we then depart on a tour of Hanoi, an atmospheric and energetic city which blends together the classic elegance of Paris and the cosmopolitan style of modern Vietnam. Our tour will include the Presidential Palace, built by the French colonialists in the early 20th Century as the residence of the Governor-General of French Indochina; Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Travelling away from the centre of Hanoi we reach the Museum of Ethnology, built in order to displađy the history and conserve the rich cultural heritages of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. Returning to the centre we will explore the lively Old Quarter of Hanoi on cyclo. This bustling heart of Hanoi has been a commercial centre since King Ly Thai To built his palace there in the 11th century. Skilled craftsmen started to migrate and artisan guilds were formed on the famous "36 Streets". Previously, each street carried the name of the item produced and sold there, and many still have the same names. 

Overnight in Hanoi 

We depart for Ha Long Bay going through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam's most impressive scenic sights. This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear  and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. 

Overnight on cruise 

Note: Cruise`s Itinerary just for reference and could be changed without prior notice 

Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and transfer back to Ha Noi. We then board a sleeper train for our overnight journey to the city of Hue   

Note: 

- Cabin 4 berth AC, 1 pax/1 berth (share with other clients)

- No tour guide escort on train

- Duration on train: about 10 hours 

Arrive in Hue Railway Station, visit the old Imperial capital of Nguyễn lords, a feudal dynasty that ruled southern Vietnam from the 17th to the 19th Century. Our first visit of the day is the Citadel of Hue, a large fortress built in the 18th Century which mixes the architectural delights of the Forbidden City in Beijing with the military principles of the French army.

We then continue to the partially ruined Dien Tho Residence, once the lavish apartments and audience halls of the Queen Mothers of the Nguyen dynasty.

We then visit Thai Hoa Palace, an ornate timber roofed hall that was the site for the Emperor’s official receptions.   

Overnight in Hue 

After breakfast, start your Dragon boat trip on Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue's oldest and most beautiful pagoda, thought to be the symbol of religion and spirit of the Hue people.

Then we take a short drive to elaborate Royal tomb of Tu Duc Emperor which is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque and largest works of architecture of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal palaces and tombs.

Then, visit Minh Mang Tomb, Finally, visit Dong Ba Market is the biggest commercial center of Thua Thien – Hue province and the adjacent regions   

Overnight in Hue 

After breakfast we check out of our hotel and enjoy a morning train journey to Danang on the “Reunification Railway”. We will travel along the world class scenic section that runs along the South China Sea, snaking from cliff to jungle-covered cliff past beaches and islands, heading through the lush green mountains via the Hai Van Pass to reach Danang. We continue south via the Marble Mountains – a range consisting of five craggy marble outcrops topped with pagodas each representing one of the natural elements: Thuy Son (water), Moc Son (Wood), Hoa Son (Fire), Kim Son (Metal or Gold) and Tho Son (Earth). We then arrive at the historic riverside town of Hoi An where we check into our comfortable hotel for some rest and relaxation in the afternoon.   

Overnight in Hoian

Note: 

- Soft seat cabin, 1 pax/1 seat 

- Included tour guide escort on train

- Duration on train: about 2.5 hours  

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ba Na Hills. Arrive at the cable car station Suoi Mo. Sitting in the cabin, in mid air, looking upon the endless tree lone of the forest. Experiencing the pristine ecological system of the Ba Na mountain will leave you a sense of unforeseeable discovery. Visit the Le Jardin, old wineries (excluded expenses) - remains of French Villas and Linh Ung pagoda with 27m high Buddha statue.

Leave Le Jardin for Gare Debay, the second cable car station, to go to the top of Ba Na Visit and play game at the Fantasy Park- Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park- the third largest indoor amusement park in the world (Only some free games depending on Ba Na policy).

Free around Ba Na Hill till go down to the foot of mountain, then transfer back to Hoian   

Overnight in Hoian 

Morning: visit the ancient city of Hoi An which former name’s Faifo where there were a lot of Chinese living together with the Japanese and Vietnamese. Explore the sights of its quaint historic district with your private guide. Cross over the old wooden slats of the Japanese covered bridge. Imagine life over one hundred years ago at meticulously-maintained Phung Hung Ancient House and take in the stunning Phuc Kien Assembly Hall.   

Afternoon: Free at leisure

Overnight in Hoian 

This morning, after breakfast, we check out of our hotel and take the morning train southwards to the coastal city of Nha Trang, widely considered to be home to one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Upon arrival, checkin hotel, free at leisure.

Overnight in Nha Trang 

Note: 

- Cabin 4 berth AC, 1 pax/1 berth (share with other clients)

- No tour guide escort on train

- Duration on train: about 9 hours 

After breakfast, visit the highlight sightseeings:

Po Nagar Towers

The special structure was built between the 7th and the 12th century by Cham (the prosperous time of Cham). The particular structures and bricks helped towers exist over 1000 years. Many scientists today have yet deciphered its mystery.

Nha Trang Mountain Church (Nha Trang Cathedral or Stone Church). This is a unique architecture that tourists shouldn’t miss. Looked from the outside, The church has gray color with the architecture same to palaces and castles in ancient Roman times. Beside Gothic architecture with French style, the mountain church also owns a precious brass bell manufactured and supplied by a famous bell brand, French Carillon Bourdon.

Long Son Pagoda , also known under other names “ Chua Phat Trang” or “ Long Son Co Tu”, the biggest church in Nha Trang city. It was built in 1886 and repaired many times. Long Son owns unique statues located in Trai Thuy hill such as bronze Buddha statue in the main hall with 1.6 metres high and 700kg weight; nirvana Buddha statues with 17 metres long and the statue of Buddha Shrine seating sermon with 31 metres high.

Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography

Considered as the biggest storage and marine research in Southeast Asia, Institute of Oceanography Nha Trang currently stores over 20,000 specimens of more than 4,000 marine species in the South China Sea. Here, visitors can see many species of marine animals raised in aquarium such as sharks, lionfish, seals, sea turtles, demon fishes, corals and sea anemones.

Nha Trang Bao Dai Villa (Cau Da villa)

Cau Da villa with French ancient architecture was the place for the emperor Bao Dai and Queen Nam Phuong to rest, open parties, fish and watching sea. The houses are designed in European style harmony with the surrounding natural landscape. Here, visitors can see whole Nha Trang city in the North or the vast peaceful ocean in the East.

Tram Huong Tower (Agarwood Tower) – symbol of Nha Trang City

The name of Tram Huong tower is derived from a rare commodity with high economic value in Nha Trang called agarwood. Located on the beach, Tram Huong tower consists of 3 floors with vivid sculpture icons:  the wave of the sea, sails, petals and a stylized core. 

Overnight in Nha Trang 

Free at leisure till time transfer to Nha Trang Railways Station to take night train to Saigon Overnight on train

Note: 

- Cabin 4 berth AC, 1 pax/1 berth (share with other clients)

- No tour guide escort on train

- Duration on train: about 8 hours 

Arrival Saigon in the early morning, we visit the highlights of Saigon with a visit to the Reunification Palace, the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

We continue to the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 in the Neo-Romanesque form. It remains a major centre of Catholicism in modern Vietnam and is one of the city’s major landmarks. We follow this with a visit to the Saigon Post Office, a classic French colonial structure which is next door to the Cathedral.

Our final visit of the day is at Ben Thanh Market – a symbol of the bustling city, where stalls are packed to the rafters with everything from fruits to nuts, from tourist kitsch to true bargains.   

Overnight in Sai Gon 

This morning we drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few.

The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels; the tunnel system stretched over 200km. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.

Overnight in Saigon 

In the morning, travel from Saigon to Mekong delta. Upon arrival in Ben Tre, take a boat on river. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional method - soil brick is molded from clay, arranged inside kiln and became brown after baking. Visit coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Go on natural scissors creeks where they look narrower to the village. Take a short walk to family workshop run by women making sleep mats and enjoying some fruits and tea and chatting with local people to know about their rural life. Take a motor cart (xe lôi) or biking on shady road, pass by rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. In the afternoon, take rowing boat along water palm creek. 

Transfer back to Saigon 

Overnight in Saigon 

Free at leisure till time transfer to Airport to take your departure flight (check out time: before 12:00 noon) 

Trip includes

Included

• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)

• Meals as mentioned in the program. B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner 

• Train ticket Hanoi-Hue//Danang – Nha Trang // Nha Trang - Saigon (1 pax/ticket on 4 soft berth cabin)

• Train ticket Hue – Danang: 1 pax/1 soft seat

• All local boat rental as mentioned in the program. 

• Cruise 01 nigh on non-private junk in Ha Long Bay.

• Boat trip as mentioned

• Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.

• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.

• Local English speaking guide(s) as mentioned  (In house sharing English speaking guide on cruise in Halong Bay. If you need our private guide, please let us know, we will advise you any surcharge on cruise) 

• Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax. 

Excluded

• International flight tickets and airport taxes. 

• Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the program

• Drink & Beverage in meals

• Optional tours

• Travel insurance (Please make sure that you buy insurance for your clients before they travel oversea)

• Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate

• TIPPING for local guide and van driver

*2 – 4 pax: 7 – 10 USD/ pax/ day

*5 – 7 pax: 5 – 7 USD/ pax/ day

*8 – 10 pax: 3 – 5 USD/ pax/ day

*10 pax up: 3 USD/ pax/ day

*Suggested TIPPING for bellboy, boat crew, sampan driver: depend your budget.

• Any services not clearly mentioned in the program 

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