Vietnam Mountain to island

Duration 13 days
Price From $990
Physical level moderate
This itinerary is designed to take you to the stunning rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai, verdant valleys of Sapa and Ha Giang, passing the fascinating cities of Hanoi and Hoi An before giving you a time to immerse in the finest beach of Con Dao island
BRIEF ITINERARY view detailed itinerary
DAY 01 HANOI ARRIVAL (D)
DAY 02 HANOI - MAI CHAU (B)
DAY 03 MAI CHAU - PHU YEN (B)
DAY 04 PHU YEN - THAN UYEN (B)
DAY 05 THAN UYEN - SAPA (B,)
DAY 06 SAPA - MUONG KHO (B)
DAY 07 MUONG KHUONG MARKET - HANOI (B)
DAY 08 HANOI CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 09 HANOI - CON DAO ISLAND (B)
DAY 10 CON DAO ISLAND (B)
DAY 11 CON DAO ISLAND - HANOI  (B)
DAY 12 HANOI DEPARTURE (B)


Day 01: Hanoi Arrival 

Upon your arrival, our guide will welcome you for the transfer to your hotel.
The city of Hanoi has something special to offer to all its visitors. From beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards to thriving Old Quarter, ochre building remained from French colonial era, Hanoi is a fascinating blend of West and East.
The remainder of the day is for your leisure and own discovery of Hanoi city
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 02: Hanoi - Mai Chau

Leave Hanoi for a scenic drive to Mai Chau valley this morning. 
Mai Chau is home to White Thai and Muong minorities who settled their traditions in this beautiful mountainous area since the XI century. 
Upon arrival, sample the traditional, tasteful Thai food and relax by the rice field.
For afternoon tour, take a walk to the scenic Buoc village, where you have opportunity to meet friendly local farmers working on their rice paddies. Your guide will be very pleased to let you participating in their daily works and visit some random houses where you experience their genuine hospitality. 
This evening`s highlight is the traditional Thai dance. 
Accommodation: Mai Chau Bungalow
Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Mai Chau - Phu Yen

After the breakfast, we visit some of the less-visited village of Mai Chau, before heading west to Moc Chau pleateau, this is home to the beautiful tea, plum plantation. From Moc Chau, we enter a small road winding along Da Lake.Stops are made on the road to let you understand further about Muong, Thai and Hmong people who live in the area for centuries.
Accommodation: Phu Yen guest house
Meal: breakfast

Day 04: Phu Yen - Than Uyen

The road from Phu Yen to Than Uyen is filled with spectacular rice terraces which is recognized as National Heritages. On the way, we will enjoy some breaks by La Pan Tan village, the most scenic point to spot the landscapes of Mu Cang Chai valley.
In late afternoon, we settle the stay in Than Uyen town and see some of the most prominent historic sites in the town.
Accommodation: hotel in Than Uyen
Meal: breakfast

Day 05: Than Uyen - Sapa

The imposing Heaven Gate or the highest pass of Vietnam is the main draw for our road trip today. This area is stuffed by incredible view toward Fansipan mountain, the highest peak in Indochinese countries and large bird eye to Lai Chau province.
As we approach Sapa town, our guide will escort you to visit Sapa market before you take time for your leisure.
Accommodation: hotel in Sapa
Meal: breakfast

Day 06: Sapa - Bac Ha

Spend half day to trek along the rice terraces, exotic villages of Black Hmong people and Red Dzao people from Suoi Ho to Ta Phin village. This trekking guided tour combines perfectly the discovery of Sapa scenery with the immersion of unique cultures and traditional workshops.
Heading to Bac Ha town in the afternoon.
Accommodation: hotel in Bac Ha
Meal: breakfast

Day 07: Bac Ha Market - Hanoi

This morning, we mingle with a stream of Flower Hmong, Phu La, Tay people from their village to participate in the weekly market of Bac Ha. Here, you will have many photogenic opportunities to spot the unique trades of locals.
In the afternoon, embark a pleasante walk to visit Phu La people in their typical village, knowing more about their lifestyle.
Transfer to Lao Cai station for the train back to Hanoi
Accommodation: Sleeping Train to Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Day 08: Hanoi City Tour

Hanoi is the rendezvous of many different types of foods and it is very interesting to enjoy a morning tour soly on the food like a Hanoian.
There is a wide choice of local delicacies such as Cha Ca, Banh Cuon and specially the smelly noodle or “ Pho “ that is the better than anywhere in the country.
Throughout the morning, you will encounter the less-visited side of Hanoi, experience some unique dishes that may not exist in your home.
In the late morning return to the city's Old Quarter, learning about its history and immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Hanoi's street culture. You'll also have the opportunity to sample Hanoian`s favourite 'Egg Coffee': a unique blend of egg yolk, coffee, condensed milk and butter - unlike any coffee you will have tasted before! Those who fancy a light taste, a small cup of special food salad will treat you well.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Day 09: Hanoi - Con Dao Island

This morning, we take a direct flight from Hanoi to Con Dao island.
The remainder of the day is for your leisure.
Accommodation: Con Dao hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 10: Con Dao Island

Con Dao islands boasts pristine beaches, rich history with colonial prisons, colonial buildings and wealth of jungle diversity.
The day is for your own discovery of Con Dao
Accommodation: Con Dao hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 11: Con Dao -  Ho Chi Minh city

Leave Con Dao for Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon.
Enjoy the introductory tour of Ho Chi Minh starting from Giac Lam pagoda, the city`s oldest Buddhist site then China town, Cho Lon market and Thien Hau Laday Pogoda, built in the early 19th Century dedicated to the Goddess of seafarers.
Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

The journey from Ho Chi Minh to Vinh Long, you will pass many rice fields, fruit orchards. Upon arrival, embark a styled sampans ride to see the vivid local life in Mekong. 
The highlight of your visit is the wholesale Cai Be floating fruit and vegetable market, followed by a visit to some local home factories that produce rice paper, puffed rice and coconut candy. Return to Ho Chi Minh in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh hotel
Meal: breakfast

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh departure

Free to discover the city on your own until our driver picks you up for the departure flight.
Accommodation: not included
Meal: breakfast
Our service includes
  • Vietnam Visa Arrangement
  • Domestic flights in the itinerary
  • Hotels room as mentioned
  • Return train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai
  • English speaking guide
    other language is available upon request
  • Private A/C transfer
  • Entrance fees
Our service excludes
  • Visa stamp fee
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
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