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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 – Ta Van (cable car) Fansipan Mountain

Ninh Binh – Thai Nguyen – Ba Be Lake – Ban Gioc Waterfalls 

Phu Quoc – Can Tho – My Tho – Ben Tre – Sai Gon

Tour  01:   Sep  17  –  Sep  29,  2019

Tour  02:   Oct  04  –  Oct  16,  2019

Tour  03:   Nov  12  –  Nov  24,  2019

Tour  04:  Jan 07  –  Jan 19, 2020*

Tour  05:  Feb 07  –  Feb 19, 2020 

Land Tour only: $1,795  (Not inclusive of international flight tickets & visa fee)

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.

Stay at Phu Quoc Vinpearl Resort & Spa for 2 nights
Stay at Hôtel de la Coupole – MGallery by Sofitel in Sapa for 2 nights
 
* Tour 4: Join the locals in preparation for Tet Holiday. Purchase tickets now before they are expensive

 


On this tour, discover the 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

Itinerary

Day 01: Hanoi

Pick up & transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: Sapa

Drive from Hanoi to Sapa. Explore Ham Rong mountain, its rocky forest and orchid gardens. At the top, you’ll discover the Heaven Gate, and take on the panoramic vista of Sapa from the top of Dragon Mount. Enjoy a tribal performance by H’mong and Dzao girls in their traditional costumes. Visit the Sapa Market and 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: Bac Ha Market

This morning, we’ll visit Bac Ha Market with many different ethnic minorities in Northen Vietnam. Enjoy the lush green subtropical vegetation that makes this mountain breathtakingly beautiful. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Ha Giang - Meo Vac

Drive to Ha Giang. Visit the village of the Tay ethnic minority. Visit Meo Vac town and partake in a local market of the Lo Lo and White H’Mong people. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Cao Bang

Go through the Puong Grotto then take a scenic drive to Cao Bang. Visit some villages on the way. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Ban Gioc Waterfalls - Nguom Ngao Cave

Check out the beautiful Ban Gioc waterfalls. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. On the way back to Cao Bang, stop by the Nguom Ngao Cave, one of the most spectacular cave systems in Vietnam. Created by an underground river, it extends for several kilometers underground. Visitors are permitted in one section, where a 1km-long concrete path and excellent lighting have been installed. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Lang Son - Tam Thanh Cave - Hanoi

Back to Hanoi with a stop in Lang Son province. Visit Tam Thanh Cave, a very large cave with three chambers, a water pond, and a scenic overlook to vast rice fields outside. Nhi Thanh Cave, which 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. Back to Hanoi. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Ninh Binh - Trang An

Begin your day tour in Ninh Binh, a former ancient capital of Vietnam. A boat trip along the canal between majestic mountain ranges and endless yellow rice fields will lead you to the picturesque Tam Coc Cave which is 7 km from Ninh Binh. As you’re visiting Tam Coc, you may feel like you’ve just disappeared from the real world and got lost in a hidden fairy site. Once there, take a boat from Van Lam Wharf (3 kilometers away) to reach Tam Coc, which means “3 caves”, including the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba caves. The largest of the caves is 125m long with its ceiling being about 2m high above the water. This grotto is adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colors that sparkle like gemstones. As you drift along the gentle Ngo Dong River under the grottoes, you can smell the sweet fragrance of fresh river water and cool mountain air. The river trip offers wonderful photo opportunities to capture the local people harvesting the nearby rice fields. Many tourists have often compared the area with Guilin, or more closely, to the limestone of Halong for their similar geological structures and shapes. Tam Coc has earned the name the “Halong Bay On Land”. Finally, you will visit the famous Bai Dinh temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Vietnam. (B/L/D)

Day 09: 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 scuba diving and snorkeling. (B/L/D)

Day 10: An Thoi Archipelago - Sao Beach - Ham Ninh Fishing Village

Drive to An Thoi port, stopping at a Australian pearl farm on the way. Embark on a fishing boat to An Thoi Island. Drive to the Sao beach, and relax on the provided hammocks. Visit the Ham Ninh fishing village on the way back. Enjoy leisure time and beach activities. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Can Tho

Flight to Can Tho, the fifth largest city in Vietnam (population of 1.2 million), and the largest city in the Mekong Delta. Nicknamed Tây Đô (western capital), it is located on the south bank of the Hau River, and is considered the “rice basket” of Vietnam as it makes up more than half of the nation’s rice production. It is also noted for its floating market, rice paper-making village, and charming rural canals. The name Cần Thơ is short for “cầm thi giang” or “river of poems.” (B/L/D)

Day 12: Floating Market - My Khanh - Binh Thuy Ancient House

Embark on a boat trip to explore the Cai Rang Floating market, one of the oldest and busiest floating market in the Mekong Delta. To figure out what they’re selling on their boat, the look at what’s tied to the long pole at the bow of the boat. If you see a carrot being tied on a pole, it means that the boat is selling carrots, so better approach it and get your wallet ready if you would like to buy some fresh Mekong vegetables. Next, sightsee My Khanh Tourist Village while wearing costumes of rich landlords or traditional farmers to experience their old traditional lifestyles. Visit the Binh Thuy ancient house, an 1870-built house with French style architecture and traditional Vietnamese southern style features. (B/L/D)

Day 13: My Tho - Ben Tre - Thoi Son Island- Saigon

Depart to My Tho. Go on a cruise through the Bao Dinh natural canal which is bordered by rows of traditional stilt houses and fruit plantations. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market, and then proceed to Thoi Son Island. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shade of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation on Thoi Son island, enjoy a row boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Drive to Saigon. (B/L)

Notes

Departure & Return

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

Tour Includes

  • 4 – 5 star hotels with double-occupancy rooms. Single rooms + $725
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Phu Quoc and Phu Quoc – Can Tho, all in economy class
  • Deluxe coach transportation between cities
  • Daily meals with special dishes
  • International travel insurance
  • Daily sightseeing tours with professional English and Vietnamese-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees to attractions as described in the itinerary

Terms & Agreements

  • A deposit of $250 per person is required
  • The balance amount must be paid at least 45 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 45 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
  • Travelers are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before 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.
  • For tour participants aged over 74, a surcharge of $50 is required to cover additional health insurance

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 promotion and booking discount

Special Hightlights

  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Sapa & experience the simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities
  • Take the world’s longest three-rope cable car system, extending from Sapa to Fansipan Mountain, the so-called “Roof of Indochina”.  The UK travel publication Rough Guides listed Sapa’s cable car among the 9 New Tourist Attractions to visit in 2016
  • Visit Bac Ha market,one of the most colorful market in the world
  • Discover the beauty of Babe Lake, the largest natural lake in Vietnam
  • Ban Gioc Falls – the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest waterfall along a national  border in the world 
  •  Stay at Phu Quoc Vin Pearl Resort & Spa for 2 nights