leisure walking holidays
Day 1: HaNoi arrival
up from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi- city tour-
day visit Hanoi city , 20:00 transfer to Train station
take overnight train to Sapa.
Day3: Sapa - ThanhPhu
Arrive LaoCai station transfer to Sapa by Van, take
rest, breakfast...then start trekking from: i
Sapa by jeep for Su Pan, enjoying scenic views of
valleys, mountaintops, and rice-terraces along the way.
Meet different hill-tribes, each with their unique style
of dress. Cross a river on foot to reach the village of
ThanhPhu, a lively Tay village. Lunch in a local house
before moving on to a smaller valley nearby.
Follow a gently rising path to an altitude of 1,040
meters, before descending into the isolated village of
SinChai. Few foreigners had even been to SinChai before
1998, so the villagers have retained their original
rural lifestyles. Enjoy dinner in the private house of a
Red Dzao ethnic minority family.
OVERNIGHT AT BAMBOO HUTS IN SINCHAI. (
Day4: SinChai - NamSai -
breakfast, leave SinChai and hike around the side of a
mountain back to ThanhPhu, with stops en route at NamSai
and with a remote hill tribe at XaPho village. Lunch in
ThanhPhu, then continue trekking along a riverbank to
BanHo village, where the Tay minority peoples live. A
motorbike trip to BanHo village is optional. Enjoy a
refreshing evening swim in a nearby river, before
spending the evening with a local Tay family.
OVERNIGHT HOME-STAY ON STILTS IN
BANHO. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day5: BanHo Sapa.
breakfast, leave BanHo, where Russian jeeps await for
the transfer back to Sapa. Check in Hotel, lunch, 3
hours rest, bathing.... Until 17h30 transfer to LaoCai
station for night train back to HaNoi.
of services. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Note: This trekking tour is not difficult, although
participants should be able to walk 15 km (6-7 hours) on
well-demarcated paths, and should feel comfortable on
occasionally steep slopes. This is a Grade 2. on a scale
of 1-5, with 5 is the most difficult trekking.
Day6: Hanoi- Halong bay
Arrival Hanoi at 5 AM, meet and transfer hotel for quick
shower and breakfast then driving to
Discover two incredible stalagmite caves on lime stone
.30 am: Meet
at Hotel, guide of cruise company pick up you in hotel .
Drive to Halong City (3.5 hrs) thru the Red River Delta
with its verdant farmland dotted with local villages.
Welcome aboard. Set sail
through breathtaking scenery of the Bay while lunch is
served in her gourmet restaurant. Visit the incredible
stalagmite cave of
on lime Stone Mountain. Sunset cruise to serene Bai Tu
Long Bay to see such amazing karsts of different
Cong Troi ,
, Yen Ngua
, and Human Head
. Drop anchor at a quite inlet for a leisurely swim with
towering limestone mountain backdrop or visit
Hang Trinh Groto
(one of the
quietest caves in the bay, where you can walk up to a
for a panoramic view of the Bay and the traditional sails.
Enjoy great sunset dinner in our ambient restaurant.
Chat with your fellow travelers in the bar or go night
fishing before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Overnight on boat
Day7: Discover HaLong Bay:
enjoy Taichi exercise yourself. International breakfast
is served while cruising to the other areas of Bai Tu
Long Bay. Embark a bamboo sampan rowed by a local girl
to explore the fascinating floating fishing village
. We will visit local houses, fish farms, and
schools or kayak through water tunnels in to hidden
lagoons to see unique sea creatures and colorful
coral reefs. Back on boat of traditional junk,
gourmet lunch will be served whilst the Cruiser keeps on
its route through the Bay back to Halong City. Check out
after 11:30 before returning to the Jetty for transfer
to the private coach back to Hanoi.
D rop-off at your hotel. Your Halong Bay cruise
trip ends at around 5 pm. Overnight in Hanoi (B,L)
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi -DaNang
- Arrival HoiAn.
Flight to Da Nang, Pick-up at DaNang International
Airport then transfer to hotel . Take a short drive to
the riverside town of HoiAn just south of DaNang. En
route, visit the Marble Mountains and stone carving
village at Non Nuoc. Upon arrival in HoiAn, take a
walking tour ( 3 hours ) of this ancient trading port.
Visit a traditional Chinese Communal House, a Hokkien
Temple, ancient merchants' houses, the 400-year-old
Japanese Covered Bridge, and the colorful local market.
Optional visit to a Chinese Herbal Medicine physician.
OVERNIGHT IN HOIAN.
walking -Tra Que village Hue.
the morning, Depart at your hotel in Hoian at 8:00AM,
you will drive to Tra Que Vegetable Village (3kms far
from Hoian town). It is time for you to experience a day
of living and working with the local farmers in this
village. A walking tour ( 2 hours )of the organic
vegetable and herb gardens can include some time working
in the field if you like, or merely observing and
learning about the system and the fresh ingredients.
Back to Tra Ques family house, you will be enjoy with
"food massage" before working together with our family
chef to learn the traditional ways of preparing and
cooking Vietnamese food. Then, sit down and a chance to
savour the dishes you have prepared.
After lunch, drive north to Hue, imperial capital of the
Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. OVERNIGHT IN HUE.
Hue A Luoi Hamburger Hill A Roang & homestay (LD)
Leave Hue at 8:00am and transfer to A Luoi district on
49 National Highway, you will pass through the
countryside of KoTu and Ta Oi ethnic people and get
beautiful landscapes en route. After 2 hours on car, you
reach A Luoi town and be on small road to reach
Hamburger Hill which is the famous hot spot in Vietnam
War of May 1969. You will be transferred to the mountain
foot and then step by step to get to the top on way you
have chance to see forest and old airport as well as the
landscapes surrounding the hill.
Trek back and have
lunch at local restaurant in town. Visit local market,
and then continue to Aka Chi village. Afterwards walk
around the village to learn about Ta Oi way of life
weaving (cloth/ bamboo/ rattan) demonstration
agricultural activities, cooking, and visit local
school. Have a swimming at A Roang hot spring.
dinner and enjoy Ta Oi ethnic cultural show. Overnight
at the communal house
Roang forest trek - Hue (B, L)
Get up early and enjoy the morning life with the lively
sound of forest. You walk around the village to learn
more of their local life and culture with handicraft
textiles and weaving, etc. Then you will start your half
day trekking through the forest to get more discovery of
primary forest with the diversity of ecological system
with valuable trees and flora and fauna. Then you will
be back the town to have lunch at local restaurant
before leaving Aluoi for back Hue city. On the way you
may stop at Chi Lanh weaving village of A Dot commune
and along HCM highway, including A Shau airbase.
You will arrive in Hue around 4:00 pm. Overnight in
hotel in Hue
Day 12: Hue -
Morning boat cruise through the centre of Hue on the
romantic Perfume River. Visit the seven-storey ThienMu
Pagoda along the riverbank. Car transfer to view the
Imperial Citadel and DongBa market. In the afternoon,
take short drives to the elaborate KhaiDinh and TuDuc
tombs. En route, visit local families making VietNam
famous conical hats and colorful incense. Optional visit
to Royal Antique Museum inside the Imperial Citadel,
where a fine collection of Nguyen Dynasty antiques are
on display. OVERNIGHT IN
Day 13: Hue
Morning free. Transfer to airport flight to HoChi Minh
city, pick up and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day
free for resting or exploring the city.
OVERNIGHT IN HOCHIMINH CITY.
Day 14: Depart SaiGon ( B)
Morning transfer to TanSonNhat Airport for flight home.
in home-stay, nights in
hotel , nights on
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mention on itinerary
with home stay , and 3
star hotels, 2 night in
train, 1 night on
boat as mention by room
share (2people /room).
Meals as noted B=
breakfast, L= lunch
drink as water for
Snack during walking and
activities as noted in
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separate cost for solo
travelers. If you are
traveling in a group but
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