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Experience the ultimate opportunity to uncover the authentic Vietnam, traversing from the mesmerizing coastal regions to the unexplored reaches of the mountainous hinterlands, where the presence of initial tourists is still nascent. Delve into bustling metropolises and behold breathtaking peaks in the Northern and Central Highlands. Marvel at the pristine natural panoramas of Ha Long and Ninh Binh, while immersing yourself in the antiquity of Hue and Hoi An. Embark on a journey that promises unique encounters and daily revelations as you traverse from one enchanting location to another.

Highlights
  • Cyclo ride in Hanoi old quarter & water puppet show.
  • Cycling & bamboo boat rowing amongst breathtaking karst formations
  • Explore royal relics at Imperial Citadel and city of Hue.
  • Walking tour in Hoi An ancient town and authentic cuisine
  • Visit to local Montagnard villages, take part in tradtional ceremony
  • Great local interaction & home stay in Kon Tum, Bac Ha and Ba Be
  • Imposing scene of Northern mountainous and colorful hill tribe markets.
  • Hike in Hoang Su Phi. Herbal bath and traditional hill tribe massage.
  • Glide on mirror-lie Ba Be Lake
  • Weave between thousandslimestone islands of Halong Bay and overnight aboard
Trip Length: 21 days | Trip Style: Off the beaten track| Trip Theme: Local life & Cultural, Explore, Nature| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi / Hanoi
Places visited: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hue - Hoian - Kontum - Bac Ha - Hoang Su Phi - Ba Be lake - Hanoi - Halong Bay
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Itinerary Details

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive in Hanoi, the elegant capital of Vietnam, by flight. Take it easy on your first day to recover from any jet lag. Explore the captivating lanes of the Old Quarter, meandering through its enchanting streets. Pay a visit to the historic Temple of Literature, the revered Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and his iconic house-on-stilts. Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of the Hanoi Hilton, and conclude your day with a delightful evening performance of traditional water puppetry.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Breakfast, lunch
hotel
Hotel in hanoi
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Embark on a journey to the Van Long Nature Reserve, where you will explore its captivating karst formations aboard a small bamboo boat. This serene bay, known for its tranquil waters, is teeming with diverse wildlife, including the rare "Delacour's langur." Experience a gentle trek through the dense and untouched rainforest of Cuc Phuong National Park. Bear witness to the remarkable efforts of a rescue center dedicated to endangered primates. Discover the picturesque Tam Coc area on a leisurely cycling adventure, surrounded by breathtaking limestone mountains. Along the way, visit temples and immerse yourself in the local village culture.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
hotel in ninh binh
Hue, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Embark on a captivating journey to unveil the regal heritage of Vietnam's last dynasty, the Nguyen, within the enchanting Purple City of Hue. Marvel at the exquisite architectural wonders of the palaces, immersing yourself in their grandeur. Glide along the tranquil waters of the Perfume River aboard a traditional dragon boat, as you visit the serene Thien Mu Pagoda and explore the revered tombs of the kings. Experience the rich tapestry of history and cultural significance that Hue has to offer.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in hue
Hoian, Vietnam
Hoian, Vietnam

Begin your exploration of the vibrant city by visiting the renowned Cham Museum, delving into its rich historical artifacts. Continue your journey to the enchanting town of Hoi An, brimming with captivating tales of the past. Stroll through the narrow streets lined with traditional houses, temples, and the iconic Japanese Bridge. Immerse yourself in the charm of the old town, as you meander through its captivating alleys. Embark on a unique culinary adventure by exploring local markets alongside knowledgeable staff from the Streets Foundation café, and indulge in the flavors of the region's delectable dishes. Take advantage of some leisure time in Hoi An for shopping or enhance your culinary skills with a delightful cooking class.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in hoian
Kontum, Vietnam
Kontum, Vietnam

Embark on a breathtaking journey from Hoi An to Kontum, where you'll be treated to a stunning landscape along the way. Engage in a thrilling soft adventure as you hop on motorbikes and embark on a trek through the picturesque hilly region of the Central Highlands. Discover the fascinating way of life of the Montagnard people, immersing yourself in their rich culture. Experience the warmth of their hospitality through a memorable home stay in a traditional house-on-stilts. On the 12th day, board a morning flight back to Hanoi, where you'll catch a night train bound for Lao Cai. Prepare for an unforgettable adventure that awaits you in these remarkable destinations.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast, lunch
accommodation
Homestay in kontum, AC night train
Bac Ha, Vietnam
Bac Ha, Vietnam

Embark on an exhilarating mountain drive, traversing winding roads to reach the vibrant local markets where the Flower H'mong and other ethnic minorities gather (market days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday). Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you interact with the local communities and witness the array of colorful sights. Continue your adventure with a scenic motorboat cruise downstream on the Chay River, taking in the mesmerizing surroundings. Conclude your day by staying overnight at a charming tour lodge, allowing you to fully embrace the beauty and tranquility of the region.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
accommodation
tour lodge in bac ha
Hoang Su Phi, Vietnam
Hoang Su Phi, Vietnam

Embark on a picturesque journey from Bac Ha to Hoang Su Phi, savoring the scenic beauty along the way. Take advantage of multiple stops to capture photographs of traditional stilt houses and the mesmerizing rice terraces that dot the landscape. Dedicate a significant portion of your day to a captivating mountain hike around Hoang Su Phi, immersing yourself in the extraordinary lives of the highlanders, including the Tay, Black Yao, and Red Yao communities. Marvel at their cultivation practices on the picturesque hillsides. Enjoy two tranquil nights at the serene eco lodge, Pan Hou, a small retreat nestled amidst nature's embrace. Let the peaceful ambiance envelop you as you unwind and appreciate the natural splendor of the surroundings.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
accommodation
ecolodge in hoang su phi
Ba Be lake, Vietnam
Ba Be Lake, Vietnam

Embark on an extensive journey to the enchanting Ba Be National Park in the Northeast region. Indulge in a scenic cruise across the serene lake, where you'll have the opportunity to explore a captivating cave and witness the majesty of a breathtaking waterfall. Take a leisurely stroll along the river that nourishes the lake, immersing yourself in the lush evergreen scenery, as well as the tranquility of the surrounding villages and farms. Let the serene ambiance and picturesque landscapes create an unforgettable experience for you.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in ba be
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Embark on a morning drive back to Hanoi, allowing for a leisurely afternoon to explore the remaining charms of the city at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to delve into the various attractions and hidden gems that Hanoi has to offer. Whether you choose to further immerse yourself in its rich history, discover its vibrant culture, or simply unwind and relax, the choice is yours. Take this opportunity to make the most of your time in Hanoi and create cherished memories in this captivating city.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in hanoi
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Embark on a picturesque journey as you drive through the countryside, witnessing farmers tending to their rice paddies. Arrive at the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay, renowned for its breathtaking beauty. Step aboard a thrilling boat cruise that takes you amidst hundreds of towering limestone mountains, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle. Spending a night on-board becomes a highlight of the trip, offering a memorable experience for individuals of all ages. Enjoy moments of relaxation as you gently float on the serene, emerald waters, surrounded by the marvels of karst formations. This marks the perfect culmination of your Vietnam adventure, leaving you with lasting impressions of natural wonder and tranquility.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
accommodation
Cruise in Halong bay
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Enjoy a leisurely day, free to engage in activities of your choice or indulge in some last-minute shopping before your departure. Take the opportunity to explore the local markets, boutiques, or souvenir shops, ensuring you have a chance to acquire any desired mementos or gifts. Make the most of your remaining time in Vietnam, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and savoring the unique experiences the country has to offer. This is the perfect opportunity to wrap up your journey and create lasting memories before your flight back home.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

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Payment:A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights:You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance:It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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