Best of Vietnam from Mountains to the Seas - 17 Days Tour

Vietnam from Mountains to the Seas - 17 Days

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Itinerary

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Vietnam from Mountains to the Seas - 17 Days, you have a 17 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 9 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam from Mountains to the Seas - 17 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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Start in Hanoi and finish in Ho Chi Minh City

Visit Hanoi, stay in Boutique hotel inside the Old Quarter

Discover Sapa with unique terraced-ricefields and Hill Tribes

Stay overnight on Boat in Halong Bay - World Heritage Site

Escape from City to Bakhan Village Resort - the best brand new Mountain resort in the Northwest of Vietnam

Explore Hoi An Ancient Town & My Son Sanctuary - World Heritage Sites

Chillout in Ho Chi Minh City - the biggest City of Vietnam

Learn about Vietnam War throughout Cu Chi Tunnels

Cruise on Mekong River

And more...

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam by Legend Travel Group`s Car Driver, we will meet and take you to the hotel, check-in and today is free at your leisure to rest or explore, discovering your own first impressions of Vietnam. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Airport transfer includes.

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Option 1: Accommodation: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Hotel du Parc Hanoi 5* or similar

Depart: 6:45 - 7:00 am from Hanoi to Sapa.

Arrive Sapa: 13:30 pm

Total duration is 5 hours and 30 minutes (subject to change upon weather and road situation)

Our bus transfer and tour guide will pick you up at Hanoi Old Quarter then come back to Pick-up Point street depart to Sapa by Sapa Express Bus - Noble Limousine 29 seats is called "Special aircraft on the ground"/or similar Bus Company, following Lao Cai - Hanoi highway.

Along the way, you will have a chance to contemplate the beauty of the northwest mountains, Red River, on Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. Have a short break in 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa. Arrival in Sapa, check-in hotel for leisure. Overnight in the lovely town Sapa.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Chau Long II Sapa Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Hotel de la Coupole - Mgallery 5* or similar

9:30 am, start from Sapa Ethnic (04 Hoang Dieu Str) on the main road to go down to Muong Hoa valley. Beginning of the trip is the moment to admire the panorama view of the town and then the valley from the main road. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, a small village of the Black Hmong people.

From Y Linh Ho village, we go along the river to go to Lao Chai village (means "old village" in the local dialect). It is time for you to visit the local families, listen to your guide's explanation about the local culture: how they live, the way of building the traditional house, techniques of making clothes... or listen about the way of treatment for a sick person.

Stop for lunch. Lunch is served in one of the local refreshment restaurants on the side of the river.

In the afternoon, you leave for Lao Chai to continue to Ta Van village, the Giay people's residence. The guide to bring you into some family: listen about their life, enjoy some green tea, learn about the differences of their culture from the other hill tribes even if they live close to each other.

Quitting Ta Van, we head up to the main road where the car will pick up us to transfer back to Sapa. Free for leisure and overnight in Sapa.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Chau Long II Sapa Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Hotel de la Coupole - Mgallery 5* or similar

Having breakfast in the hotel.

Trekking from Sapa to Cat Cat Village to see its waterfall and meet the H'mong family and learn more about their way of life.

Cat Cat is a small but bustling village situated at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. Here you will see traditional H’mong homes at their best, and you will be able to meet a H’mong family to learn more about their way of life. The village is also the perfect place to see traditional clothing being made, hemp being dyed and women weaving. From Cat Cat we will follow the Muong Hoa Valley for 3km through rice terraces and small dwellings to Sin Chai. This village is a little off the usual trekking route and less visited, but offers the opportunity to see traditional wooden homes built using the indigenous Pumu tree. Transport will be waiting in Sin Chai to take you back to Sapa.

15:30: Our car and guide will pick you up at the Sapa Tourism Information Center (inside) for departure back to Hanoi towards the new Noi Bai - Lao Cai Highway. There will be 2 stops on the way for the restroom (max 20mins/stop)

Arrive in Hanoi at 8:30pm to 9:00pm. End of the trip with sweet memories about our Sapa and Hill-tribe villages of the north of Vietnam.

Check in hotel & overnight in Hanoi

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Option 1: Accommodation: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Hotel du Parc Hanoi 5* or similar

Having breakfast at the hotel.

Depart at 8:00 am from your hotel by van. We will begin our day by visiting Uncle Ho, learning about his great life at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and his residential place. Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature. The site of Vietnam's first University, built in the twelfth century, to teach Confucius’s theory to royals. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant for a taste of authentic Hanoi Pho (noodle soup). In the afternoon, choose one from the numerous museums or temples around Hanoi (Museum of Ethnology, Women's Museum, History Museum or Quan Thanh Temple). In the late afternoon walk around Hoan Kiem lake and Hanoi´s fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun, shopping, and street side traditional food, maybe to try one “Hanoi bia ''. This is your chance to be part of typical Hanoian style and its traditional Vietnamese culture. We finish our relaxing but informative day by attending a Water Puppet Show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. Check in the hotel and stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Option 1: Accommodation: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Hotel du Parc Hanoi 5* or similar

Having breakfast at the hotel.

At 9:00 am we will pick you up, by private mini-van/bus, at the hotel and begin our journey to Halong city. After 3.5 hours driving and viewing the simple countryside, rice paddy life, you arrive at the port. Board your private boat, an authentic Chinese Junk, and start your amazing cruise through this World Heritage Site. Lunch is served on board, a selection of the freshest seafood. We visit “the amazing cave”, followed by a swim in the tranquility of Halong Bay and its emerald water. We will cruise further into a quiet area where we will anchor and stay overnight. Dinner and relax as the sun sets. Then you are free to swim in the phosphorus water, retire to your cabin, or fall asleep under the stars amidst the magic of Halong on the top deck. Stay overnight on Boat.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Garden Bay Cruises 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Paradise Sails Cruises 5* or similar

Wake up early in the morning for a great sunrise and a breath of fresh ocean air. Breakfast served on the boat then we do a leisurely cruise through thousands of seemingly never ending islands. These are great opportunities to capture some amazing photographs, We stop to visit a floating fishing village and listen to some legendary stories of the fishermen’s daily life. Have lunch on the boat while cruising back to the Halong city pier, return to Hanoi.

Check in at the hotel and overnight in Hanoi.

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Option 1: Accommodation: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Hotel du Parc Hanoi 5* or similar

08h30. Depart from Hanoi. Enjoy a scenic drive along one of the most beautiful country roads to the peaceful Bakhan Village via Hoa Binh City.

10:30: Take a short break for tea/coffee in the middle way.

12h00. Lunch at Bakhan Village Restaurant. Check-in room.

15h00. Afternoon walk around the Muong Village of Khan Ha and the village's West hill for a breathtaking view of the valley.

19h00. Dinner time at Bakhan Restaurant.

20h00 - 21h00. Enjoy the unique traditional dance by Villagers (Optional)

Overnight in Bakhan Village Resorts

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Accommodation: Bakhan Village Resort 3* (Local best)

09:00. Take another great workout in nature with our East Mountain trek route.

11h00. Back to the resort. Rest and relax

12h00. Check out. Enjoy lunch at the resort

13h30. Depart for Hanoi.

17h00. Arrive at Hanoi Old Quarter.

Free for leisure to discover the Hanoi Old Quarter by yourself.

Overnight in Hanoi

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Option 1: Accommodation: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Hotel du Parc Hanoi 5* or similar

This morning a flight brings you to the coastal city of Danang in Vietnam’s Central Region. You visit Cham Museum, an open air collection of some of the finest sandstone carvings in the world, Cua Dai Beach, and the Marble Mountain, before you continue on to picturesque Hoi An, Vietnam's largest port. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Hoi An was inhabited by Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese traders; the city is remarkable for its collection of original Chinese temples and glorious homes built by wealthy merchants of earlier times. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: KOI Resorts & Spa Hoi An 5* or similar

Having breakfast in the hotel.

8:00 am: Our guide welcomes you at the hotel in Hoi An and ride a bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village far from Hoi An Ancient Town 3km. You ride through peaceful villages and enjoy the beauty of the countryside surrounding Hoi An. Arrive in Tra Que Vegetable Village; you can experience the living and working of local farmers at this organic vegetable and herb garden. You learn how to prepare soil, grow vegetables, and water to get fresh vegetables as you see at the garden from previous tourists. You have 15 minutes of foot massaged by herbs to fresh yourself. Here is the chance for you to join in cooking class with the family. Under the instructions on how to prepare ingredients, you will cook Hoi An special foods like Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo pancake… Have lunch with the family. And then ride your bicycle back to Hoi An Town or hotel Pm: This afternoon you have more free time to experience around the town to get some souvenir gifts or spend your time at Cua Dai beach - 4km from the ancient town.Trip ends at the hotel around 3:30 pm.Free to have your own dinner. Overnight in Hoi An Town.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: KOI Resorts & Spa Hoi An 5* or similar

Leave the hotel at 8:00 am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage site, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Town for lunch by yourself around 1:00 pm.

In the afternoon, go shopping for free in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: KOI Resorts & Spa Hoi An 5* or similar

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a major trading center, once known as “Faifo” to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bong Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on world-famous “Cua Dai Beach,” with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: KOI Resorts & Spa Hoi An 5* or similar

Today you are free in Hoi An until you catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Picked up at the airport upon arrival. Transfer to Saigon for check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon City.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Majestic Saigon Hotel 5* or similar

After breakfast at the hotel, In the morning visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, Reunification Palace. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.

Break time for lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon trip to Cu Chi tunnels - a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists. The network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels that were functioning underground cities included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchen. Plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Today, start our trip, visitor can have chance to know how the tunnel was constructed, spend the next hours exploring the tunnels and war remnants, where you'll learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on, and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex.

Back to Saigon.Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Distance: Saigon Cu Chi Tunnel: 75 km (~ 1.5 hour drive).

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Option 1: Accommodation: Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Majestic Saigon Hotel 5* or similar

Having breakfast in the hotel.

8:00 amToday, Tour guide takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in at the hotel & stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Option 1: Accommodation: Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

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Option 2: Accommodation: Majestic Saigon Hotel 5* or similar

Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to the airport for your International flight to back home!

End of services with great memories about Vietnam with us. Thank you so much and hope to see you again in the next adventures with Legend Travel Group!

Airport transfer includes.

What's Included

Accommodations based on twin/double sharing with daily buffet breakfast. All taxes and service charges included.

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Basic 3 stars Hotels Accommodation:

Hanoi: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel 3* or similar

Sapa: Chau Long II Sapa Hotel 3* or similar

Mai Chau: Bakhan Village Resorts 3*

Halong Bay: Garden Bay Cruises 3* or similar

Hoi An: Phu Thinh Resorts Hoi An 4* or similar

Saigon: Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

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Upgrade to Luxury 5 stars Hotels Accommodation:

Hanoi: Hotel du Parc Hanoi 5* or similar

Sapa: Hotel de la Coupole - Mgallery 5* or similar

Mai Chau: Bakhan Village Resorts 3* (Local best)

Halong Bay: Paradise Sails 5* or similar

Hoi An: KOI Resorts & Spa Hoi An 5* or similar

Saigon: Majestic Saigon Hotel 5* or similar

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Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. Final accommodation details will be provided to you with your finalised travel documents.

Included:

Flight Ticket from Hanoi - Da Nang (Hoi An); Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City. (Economy class, Vietnam Airlines or similar, including fuel charge & airport taxes)

Checked baggage: 20 kg & Hand Luggage: 7 kg

Experienced professional English speaking tour guide on location.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner): 16 Breakfasts + 9 Lunches + 01 Dinner

Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary

All entrance and sightseeing fees

All transports & transfers

All taxes & services charge

All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days

Boat trip in Halong Bay

Boat trip in Hoi An

Boat trip in Mekong Delta

Plane

Travel Insurance is not covered by Legend Travel Group

International flight tickets (IN/OUT of Vietnam)

Beverages and other meals not indicated in the program

Visa to Vietnam if applicable

Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels

Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Tourists need to present below documents:

1. Vaccination Certificate showing full COVID-19 vaccination with 2 shots are enough, no limited time. (Negative covid-19 test results or do a PCR/RAT test upon arrival etc… are NOT required)

- Children under 12 years old without vaccination: follow parents.

2. Copy of an insurance policy in English covering healthcare and treatment expenses for COVID-19 per applicant for the whole duration in Vietnam with coverage clearly identified as no less than US $ 10,000.

60 days or more prior to departure 5% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

30-59 days prior departure: 10% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

15-29 days prior to departure: 20% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

7-14 days prior to departure: 50% of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Within 6 days prior to departure: 90 % of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Child under 5 years old is = 50% Adult`s cost.. Sharing the same existing bed with parents

Child from 5 - 11 years old = 75% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same room as parents

Child from 12 - up = 100% Adult`s cost. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same room as parents

Triple room = 3 Persons sharing one room (01 Double Bed + 01 Single Bed)

Original Passports, Sun-protection creams, wide brim hat, Swim suits, Insect Repellent, Sun Glasses in summer time (From April to October) & light Jacket in winter time (from November to next March), Camera with good battery & memory cards

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