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13 Days
Availability : Year-round
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
Hanoi

HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM

Ha Noi – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Fansipan Mountain

Thai Nguyen – Ba Be Lake – Ban Gioc Waterfalls

Cao Bang – Lang Son – Ninh Binh – Ha Nam

Tam Chuc Pagoda – Phu Quoc – Sai Gon

Tour  01:  04 Jul 2022   to   16  Jul 2022

   Tour  02:  18 Jul 2022   to   Jul 30,  2022  

  Tour  03: 02 Aug 2022  to   13 Aug 2022 

  Tour  04: 05 Aug 2022   to   17 Aug 2022 

  Tour  05: 12 Sep 2022   to   24 Sep 2022  

 Tour  06:  03 Oct 2022   to   15 Oct 2022 

  Tour  07:  17 Oct 2022   to   29 Oct 2022  

 Tour  08:  07 Nov 2022  to   19 Nov 2022

Tour  09:  14 Nov 2022  to   26 Nov 2022   

Tour  10:  06 Jan 2023   to   18 Jan 2023 
(Tour 10: Special Before Lunar New Year) 

 Tour  11:  07 Feb 2023  to   19 Feb 2023 

 Tour  12:  07 Mar 2023  to 19 Mar 2023 

Land Tour:  $1,825 (Not inclusive of international flight tickets & visa fee)

Budget:  $1,525 (Not inclusive of international flight tickets & visa fee)

The qualities of the tours, services & meals are the same.
The only differences are the hotels: Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh & Phu Quoc

The price applies to a minimum of 10 persons in the group

Airfares are subject to change depending on available flights.

Please contact AV Travel for the latest tour prices.

Book early to get the lowest possible quotes.

 


On this tour, discover ancient Vietnam with its more than 4,000 years of history, marvel at its beautiful countryside, mountains, beaches, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Meet native and minority people in the highland and enjoy traditional dances, music, and food

Special Highlights:

  •  Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Sapa & knowing the simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities. 
  • Take the world’s longest three-rope cable car system, extending from the northern Lao Cai Province’s Sapa Town to Fansipan Mountain – the so-called “Roof of Indochina”. The UK travel publisher, Rough Guides, has listed Sapa cable car among 9 New Tourist Attractions to visit in 2016.
  • Discover the beauty of Babe Lake, the largest natural lake in Vietnam.
  • Ban Gioc Falls – Top Waterfalls in the world. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest waterfall along a national border in the world. (from http://www.worldtoptop.com/ban-gioc-falls/)
  • Tam Chuc Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam, Sprawling temple complex with stone carvings & bronze Buddha statues, plus lake & mountain views.
  • With a lot new sightseeing you can enjoy, many activities available as snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, fishing, trekking and untouched environment. On the island you also can enjoy with golf courses, safari zoo and amusement park! The tour now stays at Phu Quoc for 3 nights. If you choose Land Tour Deluxe Option, you will stay at Phu Quoc Vin Pearl Resort with 3 luxury meals a day & UNLIMITED ENTRIES tickets to Vin Wonders amusement park, the city never sleep Grand World Phu Quoc & Vin Pearl Safari zoo.
Itinerary

Day 01: Hanoi

Pick up & transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: Hanoi - Ham Rong - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village - Sapa

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa on the high way. Explore Ham Rong mountain, its rocky forest and orchid gardens. Visit Lao Chai village – home of Black H’Mong – here you trek through terraced rice fields to villages, meet and talk with locals to learn more about their daily life and habits. You trek through Ta Van village – home of Dzay hill tribe – a handy craft traditional village of 2 different minorities: the Red Dzao and the Black H’mong. Mountains surround the village and the landscapes are beautiful. Evening walking around to visit Sapa town.

Sapa – established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourist center of the northwest. Sapa is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; overlooking a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it’s cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with various colors. (B/L/D)

Day 03: Sapa - Silver Waterfall - Heaven Gate - Fansipan Mountain - Sapa

Morning drive uphill offers most spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount. Just out of town, you will see rose flower farms and later chayote grows on bamboo frames covered a vast area. Stop at the magnificent Silver Waterfall, walking up along the beautiful waterfall and enjoy the spectacular scenery surround. The road trip continues further to Heaven Gate. At over 2000m above sea level, the Heaven Gate the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. From here enjoy for beautiful scenery of both two side of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The wind blows stronger to force the clouds moving constantly. It is the best point here to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the two side of Fansipan Mountain range.

Afternoon take the world’s longest three-rope cable car system, extending from the northern Lao Cai Province’s Sapa Town to Fansipan Mountain – the so-called “Roof of Indochina”. Enjoy & seeing the lush green and subtropical vegetation makes this mountain really very beautiful. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Sapa - Thai Nguyen

Depart to Thai Nguyen, is beautiful and slow pace midland province. In Vietnam when you are talking about Thai Nguyen, people cannot helping imagine about typical local special production of green tea. With very convenience location, Thai Nguyen province became the gateway for economic and political exchanges between the mountainous region and northern midland region. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Thai Nguyen - Ba Be Lake - Cao Bang

Morning depart to visit Ba Be lake is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and is now the centre piece of an extensive National Park. The park and the surrounding area is limestone country, so lakes, waterfalls, caves and unusual rock formations abound. The whole area is richly forested and home to many ethnic minority communities. Board a private boat for a cruise on Ba Be lake to visit to the Puong Grotto and the Dau Dang waterfall. Take a scenic trip north of Cao Bang. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang

Take a scenic day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfalls, is one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural sights. Located in the northeastern province of Cao Bang, the falls are 30 meters high and 300 meters across, making Ban Gioc the widest (but not the highest) waterfall in the country. The falls occur on the Quay Son river, a beautiful jade-blue body of water through a pastoral landscape of rice fields and bamboo groves surrounded by limestone pinnacles. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H’Mong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Cao Bang - Lang Son - Hanoi

Back to Hanoi with a stop at Lang Son province. Visit Tam Thanh Cave is very large with three chambers, has water pond, and has a window opening, which provides scenic views of vast rice fields outside & Nhi Thanh Cave, was discovered in the 18th century by Ngo Thin Sy, military commander of the Lang Son garrison, whose poems have been inscribed at the entrance to the cave. A plaque erected in the cave depicts a French resident of Long Son in full European dress. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Hanoi - Ninh Binh

Drive to Ninh Binh, the south ancient capital of Vietnam. Take a sampan boat trip along the canal between majestic mountain ranges and endless yellow rice fields. Your boat will be steered by local people, so you can relax and enjoy stunning scenery including rising limestone cliffs, water caves. Visit Bai Dinh temple to see hundreds of Buddhist statues. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Ninh Binh - Ha Nam - Tam Chuc Pagoda - Hanoi

Continue to visit Tam Chuc pagoda, situated in the North of Ha Nam province, is being built on the foundation of the former pagoda and surrounded by newly built structures, a parking lot, an immense lake system, and lush forests. Tam Chuc pagoda enchants the eyes of visitors by its great combination of impressive architecture and spectacular landscapes. Drive to Hanoi. Enjoy your free evening. (B/L)

Day 10: Hanoi - Phu Quoc

Flight to Phu Quoc Island, the largest island of Vietnam’s territory. This peaceful tropical paradise is well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic sightseeing. (B/L/D)
If you choose the Deluxe Option, you will stay at Phu Quoc Vin Pearl Resort with 3 luxury meals a day & UNLIMITED ENTRIES to Vin Wonders amusement park, the city never sleep Grand World Phu Quoc & Vin Pearl Safari zoo.

Day 11: Phu Quoc

Afternoon depart to the North to discover the primitive forest then visit the black peppers plantation at Khu Tuong, Sightseeing at Phu Quoc national park then Drive to An Thoi port, visit the fish sauce factory. Drive to the Sao beach.Visit the Ham Ninh fishing village. Enjoy the sun set at Dinh Cau – the spirit savior of the fisherman. Stop at night market. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Phu Quoc

Enjoy your free day. With a lot new sightseeing you can enjoy, many activities as snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, fishing, trekking and untouched environment. On the island you also can enjoy with golf courses, safari zoo and amusement park! (B/L/D)

Day 13: Phu Quoc - Saigon

Transfer to the airport for flying to Saigon. (B)

Notes

Departure & Return

  • The tour price does not include flight tickets. Please contact us for special Airfares

Tour Includes

  • Domestic flight: Hanoi – Phu Quoc & Phu Quoc – Saigon, all in  economy class
  • Hotels: Deluxe 4 – 5 stars. Budget Option: good hotels 3 stars+  at Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh & Phu Quoc.       
  • Room base on double occupancy. Single room: Deluxe + $900. Budget + $400.
  • Deluxe coaches between cities with limit seats allowed.
  • All meals with special dishes 
  • Daily sightseeing tours with professional English-Vietnamese speaking local guides.
  • Entrances fees as schedules.

Terms & Agreements

  • A deposit of $300 per person is required upon reservation
  • The balance amount must be paid at least 60 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of your reservation and your deposit will not be refunded.
  • If a reservation is made within 60 days prior to the departure date, a full payment is required.
  • The tour fare does not include: Gratuity to driver & tour guide, Porterage at hotels, Personal expense, travel insurance
  • Travelers are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the return date
  • It is the responsibility of the travelers to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements.
  • Travel insurance is recommended. Please request a copy of our Travel Insurance brochure for more information and rates

Notes

  • International airfares & Vietnam visa fees are not included in the land tour
  • Tour quotes and reservations are subject to availability
  • Early reservation is recommended for the lowest possible price
  • Contact AV Travel for special promotions