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Vietnam on train 16 days
|Duration||: 16 days 15 nights|
|Destinations : Ha Noi | Ha Long | Ninh Binh | Hue | Hoi An | Nha Trang | Ho Chi Minh City | Mekong Delta|
|Start from||: Ha Noi|
|Finish in||: Ho Chi Minh city|
|Price from||: 1286$|
Book in Two Easy Steps
Day 1: Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi and check into your hotel.
Day 2 : Hanoi City (B,L)
8.30, meet up with our tour guide at hotel lobby. Start a day visit Hanoi City with the most interesting sights, including: Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and His Stilt House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to Temple of Literature. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon visit Ethnology Museum, and after that visit the beautiful West Lake with Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, end of the day by water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
*Add on: Tea break to view Sunset on the West Lake or by Hoan Kiem Lake (if weather permits).
Hanoi oldquarter Water puppet show
Day 3 : Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)
8.30, transfer to Halong. About 11.30-12.00, you are welcomed on boat and have set lunch while cruising in the bay. Depends on which cruise you choose, the detailed itinerary will basically included visit Amazing cave, kayaking (extra option), and swimming in crystal water and enjoy the landscape.
Dinner and overnight on the cruise. Overnight on Junk
One Pillar Pagoda HoanKiem Lake Halong Bay
Day 4 : Halong – Hanoi – Ninh Binh (Brunch)
Breakfast on boat. Cruise back to Halong City. Our driver is waiting for you to transfer back to Hanoi at about 4pm. Free for your own leisure. Driver picks you up, transfer to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hue (B,L)
8.30, Depart Hanoi for Ninh Binh province and enjoy the drive through the luxurious vegetation of the Red River Delta. Continue on to Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam from 968-980. After that transfer to Tam Coc and take a cruise on sampan to visit karts and the scenery of “Halong Bay on land”. Catching night train to Hue. Overnight on train.
Day 6 : Hue City (B,L)
Arrives in Hue. Breakfast at local restaurant and visit Hue – a charming city in the Centre. Start with a boat trip on Huong River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, after that visit the Old Citadel, explores the last empire of Vietnam. Lunch in Local restaurant. Afternoon visit Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs. Overnight in Hue
*Add on: A special of royal dinner can be ordered in advance (contact us for more information).
Day 7: Hue – Hoian (B,L)
Today we will transfer through Lang Co beach, Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountain and reach to Danang. Visit Cham Museum and arrive Hoi An in the afternoon. Check in your hotel. The rest of the day free for your to explore. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8: Hoian (B)
Free for your own leisure. Overnight in Hoi An
- ½ day cooking class
- ½ day visit Tra Que Vegetable village
- ½ day lantern making
- ½ day visit My Son – The Cham Ruins from 13th century
Transfer to railway station to catch night train to Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 10: Nha Trang (B)
Pick up from train station to the hotel. Free for your own leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 11: Nha Trang – HCMC (B)
Transfer by night train to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight on train
Day 12: HCMC (B,L)
Transfer by night train to Ho Chi Minh City, driver picks you up at train station, transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. Afternoon tour of Saigon including Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post office, War Remnants Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, China Town with ancient pagodas and temples and bustling Binh Tay Market. Dinner Cruise on Saigon River. Back to Hotel. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 13 : HCMC – Cao Dai – Cu Chi (B,L)
8.30, drive to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Cao Daism is a combination of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. After lunch, we drive to Cu Chi Tunnels – the famous base during US – Vietnam war. Back to hotel.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 14 : HCMC – Mekong (B,L,D)
8.00, tour guide and driver pick you up at hotel. Transfer to Cai Be. Enjoying an interesting Cruise on to visit Cai Be floating market and stop by to visit many of local factories, fruit markets and plantations on the bank. Delicious lunch at a superb Indochinese Villa by the river. Back to Saigon in the afternoon. Dinner in restaurant. Overnight On Sampan.
Day 15 : Mekong – HCMC (B)
Breakfast on sampan, then you will cruise back to the wharf. Transfer to Saigon.
Day 16: HCMC Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free until departure to airport for flight home.
· Local English speaking tour guide
· Domestic flights (Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh)
· All transportation
· Accommodation based on twin sharing with breakfast included
· Food as mentioned in the itinerary
· All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
· Approval document for Vietnam visa on arrival 1 month single entry (no deduct if you do the visa yourselves)
· Service charges, bank fees if paying by credit cards.
· Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
· Visa stamping fee at airport in Vietnam (at current 25$)
· Travel insurance
· Personal expenses
· Tips & gratuity
· Check in is 14.00 and check out is 12.00
· Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival
· Itinerary can be run in reserve
· Check in time is normally at 14.00, check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.
· The detailed itinerary of Halong Cruises might be different depends on your junk choice.
List Of Accommodation Recommended
If you want to stay in different hotels, please contact us and we will send you the revised rates within 24 hours.
Silk Path Hotel
Hoa Binh Palace
Ana Mandara Resort
Ana Mandara Resort
Victoria Hoi An
Hoi An Riverside
Vinh Hung Resort
Evasion Ana Mandara
Hon Tam Resort
Green Nha Trang
Park Hyatt Hotel
Asian Ruby Hotel
If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.
PACKAGE RATES (in USD per person): valid until 31 Mar, 2014
*‘Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the program only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him/ herself. Single traveller prices are available on request.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.
Have you ever traveled by train? Each train and its route has become a tour, the roadmap is more long, you have more experience the atmosphere and scenes of the lands. You can see the majestic mountains, the passes winding range of the mountains and in the foot of the mountains are the blue sea in the sunlight. Sitting in the train, you can see all natural landscapes of Vietnam during your trip. after you eyes full of the beauty scenes along your way, you’ll stop in the famous destination. You’ll have great memories in Halong Bay that t is one of the most natural Wonder heritage of the world, walking around Hoian ancient and enjoy the atmostphere of old city or boating in Mekong river, come to Cai Be floating colorful market,cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables and the sweet singing of the girls on the Southwest waterfront will be attract and gives you great feeling about the land and the people here. Morever,enjoy great time in the beaches of Nha Trang that that has white sand, long beach and blue sea is really wonderful. Hence, this trip you’ll have different experiences about Vietnam: in the mountain, in the beaches, in the countryside…and know more about Vietnam. Let’s enjoy Vietnam on train with Travel sense Asia. We sure you’ll be happy in our country.
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