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Vietnam - Best of North and Central Vietnam Eco Tour - 7 nights

Vietnam - Best of North and Central Vietnam Eco Tour - 7 nights

Hanoi, Vietnam

From: R 16,065.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 16,065.00
  • Trip Reference

    #8638
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    7 nights
  • Valid From

    1st of March 2018 (Thursday)
  • Valid To

    30th of November 2018 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

Experience the best of North and Central Vietnam

Take an interesting tour to Northern and Central Vietnam. A great time for you to understand more of Northern Vietnam beauties, cultures and have opportunity to enjoy a Eco Tour designed to promote green travel in the country and give tourists a more authentic feel of the local way of life.

About the Holiday

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi

Fly overnight to Vietnam’s vibrant capital city Hanoi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi:  Mai Chau Valley – Biking Tour – Cha Long – Van Village (Breakfast) 

Enjoy a full breakfast as you will need a lot of energy today! Leave the city life behind and head for the Hoa Binh province and then on to Mai Chau valley (3.5 hours drive). This scenic drive takes around four hours, passing fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Upon arriving in Mai Chau valley, start the Valley biking tour. The ride passes through many villages, across lush rice paddies and into the countryside to get to know the local hill tribe people and their culture better.

3:00 PM: stopping to explore Cha Village

-  3:30 PM: exploring Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Cha Long, Tòng Đậu, Văn villages

-  Stopping over at Văn Village, dropping in on a Thai family, be welcomed by the friendly local people,

talk with them and discover their traditional culture.

-  5:00 PM: afterwards you can stroll around the hamlets, before returning back to Mai Chau Ecolodge.

It is so relaxing to watch the exotic dances featuring the flowers, landscape and daily agriculture cultivating activities and sweet dating songs in the fresh mountain air. Overnight at the hotel in Mai Chau.

 

Day 03: Mai Chau – Boating tour on Hoa Binh Lake – Hanoi (Breakfast)

After breakfast, tourists depart from Mai Chau Ecolodge by car to head to Hoa Binh Lake. On your journey, you will get car transfer to Suoi Lon village, a famous village for the authentic and ancient. After more than one hour  boating  trip on  Mã River to visit  fish  farming  cages  on  the  hydropower  reservoir. Many kinds of freshwater fish are raised in bamboo cages in the middle of the lake. The spectacular scenery is filled with hundreds of lime stone mountains and emerald water that the land is considered as Halong Bay on the mountain. On the way back, we will hike though Mo Rut village. All along the hiking way, you will catch the pictures peaceful life such as: quite river shore, fish catching activities, bamboo raft…Then get on the car back to the lodge. Check-out and back to Hanoi by private car. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 04: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bay of 1600 islands (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today we head out on the 4 hour scenic drive to Halong Bay, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994. Halong Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. You will enjoy a welcome coffee upon arrival in Halong bay before boarding for the overnight boat trip. Enjoy your great seafood lunch on board then we begin our fantastic cruise on Halong Bay. The scenery is truly breathtaking and is continuously changing. This includes a visit to Sung Sot Cave, Tuan Chau Island, and Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island and a swim at Titop beach. Kayaking is available before sunset. You will dine on board while watching the sun go down. A cooking class is also interesting if you love cooking. After sunset, enjoy an unforgettable night on boat in your luxury private cabin. Afterward, you can watch a classic Vietnamese film or just lay out on the sundeck, seeing star lighting up the sky and enjoying the fresh air on the calm water. Overnight on the junk.

 

Day 05: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (Breakfast, Lunch)

Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscapes with a cup of tea, coffee, fresh fruits. Sitting on the upper deck, we can enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay. The quiet is almost eerie; we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze. Then you can swim or kayak on your own ways around Halong Bay. Dive into the emerald green waters and splash around in the calm stillness of the morning. Take this chance to captain your own vessel and take to a kayak- glide through the waters at your own pace. If you don’t feel like swimming or kayaking, feel free to sleep in or enjoy the bay from the sundeck. Enjoy lunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Then you will return to the port and transfer back to Hanoi airport for taking a short flight to Hue. Upon arrival, our local guide in Hue will meet you at the airport and take you to your lodge. Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 06: Exploring Thuy Bieu Eco-Village (Breakfast, Lunch)

Merely 5km from Hue center, Thuy Bieu village is a hidden gem of untouched nature and culture. The village features unique housing style of Hue, the “garden home” with small cottages hidden in luxuriant gardens, long gates and fences carved out of ornamental trees. Thuy Bieu Eco-village day tour offers an enchanting opportunity to truly see Hue in depth.

Pick up at Toa Kham Wharf, depart to Thien Mu Pagoda – the first stop of the day, a historic temple in the city which is a symbol of Hue, located nearby Perfume River, a wonderful place to relax and refresh.

Back to the boat for a scenic cruise to Thuy Bieu Eco-village

Arrive at Thuy Bieu, spend 2 hours strolling or cycling around the quiet village.

+ Visit local garden, old ancestral temple and communicate with local people.

+ Visit some handicraft families (incense-making family, traditional candy making family, joss paper making family and paper painting family) to discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm.

Have lunch at a local restaurant that serves Hue traditional specialties.

At the end of this tour, you will have a great time to relax by steeping your feet into medicinal herb water - a traditional therapeutic practice, and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.

Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 07: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – An Bang Beach (Breakfast)

Morning, you will transferred to An Bang Village (Hoi An), passing the picturesque Hai Van Pass and Lang Co beach. Arrive at An Bang, check-in and relax. Overnight at An Bang Beach Hideway.

Day 08: Hoi An – Da Nang Departure (Breakfast)

Any fantastic trip will come to an end, but the memories will remain in your heart forever. Therefore though you will bid farewell to Vietnam today and board the flight home.

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 7 nights accommodation at 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary ( 7 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 1 Dinner)
  • All transfers by private AC cars
  • Excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary with an English speaking guide and 2 bottles of water per passenger per day
Excludes
  • International flights and taxes
  • Vietnam visa
  • tems of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing.
Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Hanoi
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. From 1010 until 1802, it was the political centre of an independent Vietnam with a few brief interruptions. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River.

The area around modern Hanoi has been inhabited since at least 3000 BC. One of the first known permanent settlements is the Co Loa citadel founded around 200 BC.

Hanoi experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, where summers are hot and humid, and winters are relatively cool and dry. The summer months from May to September receive the majority of rainfall in the year. The winter months from November to March are relatively dry, although spring then often brings light rains.

Hanoi isnt well known for its nightlife, as the city streets can appear pretty deserted soon after 2200. However, the situation is improving and there are a number of great places in which to pass an evening, although clubs and live music venues are still in short supply.

Hanoi is a shoppers paradise highlighting the style the Vietnamese possess. The Old Quarter has numerous streets crammed with shops but those of particular interest are on Hang Gai and Hang Bong where there are a number of tailors and silk shops. The hill tribes of the Central Highlands and the north of the country now sell colorful woven bags and clothing in the city. Good souvenirs are marble figurines and vases, ceramics from Bat Trang village, silk paintings and hand-painted greetings cards. Shops are generally open seven days a week from early morning until late evening.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 17 November 2017.

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