Mrs. Hava Goldner - Israel

  • Group: of 2 persons
  • Impression: AMAZING VIETNAM
  • Date: from 24/6/2018 to 10/7/2018

We loved Vietnam very much and are going to recommend it to others! You have a beautiful exciting country with lovely landscapes, wonderful food and most importantly kind and friendly people!

We found our trip very varified, the different parts of Vietnam are so different and are all so exciting. 
The guides were all very professional, kind, polite and friendly. all started with made the trip what it finally was. You planned it kindly with us, was very sensitive to all our needs, and you always had a good suggestion or a wise tip for us.
Everything was working exactly according to the plan, punctually and practically.
You are a wonderful agent to work with and a friend from now on!!!!
Thank you so much dear
We wish you a successful birth
Bye darling❤❤❤

Day 01. Sun 24 June 2018: Hanoi arrival (HX528 @17:05) (-) |  Guide and driver 
Arrival in Noi Bai airport , you will be picked up then transferred to the hotel in city center. Overnight at hotel.
Tour guide contact: Mr Dzung (+84) 983 026 382
Accommodation: Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel*** - Superior
Day 02. Mon 25 June 2018: Ha noi free - night train to Lao Cai (B) |  Driver 
Freetime for your own activities, then in the evening (8PM) you are transfered to the railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train (private cabin)
Note: Standard check out time of hotel is 12:00 (noon time)
Accommodation: Livitrans Express - Ha Noi - Lao Cai
Day 03. Tue 26 June 2018: Lao Cai arrival - Coc Ly market - Sapa (B, L) |  Guide and driver 
 Pick up at the train station at 5AM, then follow national road 70 traveling through the lush farm land of Lao Cai province for 42 km to Phong Nien Commune, turn left and follow provincial road 154 which sneaks through the country side along the Chay river for 17 km to Coc Ly which offers beautiful scenery of high mountains, narrow valleys and terraced rice paddies. Enjoy several photo stops along the way, especially of the beautiful tear farms near Phong Hai. Arrive in the market place at about 09.00am, at crowded time of the market. Join local ethnic peoples for about 2 hours of the morning to enjoy the exciting atmosphere as well as activities of this weekly market. Walk from section to sections, corner to corners, seeing and smelling of different local product, spices, vegetable, farming tools, handicraft, even medicinal herb…especially meeting smiling peoples every where. Coc Ly is also famous cattle market where local farmers from villages in the region sell and by cows, horses, water buffaloes, pigs…, and there is a large ground just beside the main market place for this activity. The market is always crowded for the whole morning and over after lunch time. Leaving the market at noon, have lunch then boarding a motor boat and cruising down stream the Chay River for 1.5 hour to Trung Do village of the Tay which is beautifully set on the bank of the river. Spend about an hour walking to explore this charming village before continuing the boat trip briefly to Bao Nhai. Finally take 46 km road transfer back to Sapa for overnight
Tour guide contact: Mr Ha (+84) 944.472.819
Accommodation: Sapa Diamond Hotel*** - Deluxe City View
Day 04. Wed 27 June 2018: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai (B, L) |  Guide and driver 
The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
Approx: 1-hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.
Visit Sapa villages 
Possessing a superb natural scenery, Sapa is home of many ethnic minorities villages, where you can meet and learn about distinctive cultural identities of the loca 
Day 05. Thu 28 June 2018: Sapa - Heaven Gate - Silver waterfall - drive to Hanoi (B) |  Guide and driver 
In the morning, met up at your hotel by your guide and driver then depart for the Silver Waterfall. The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley! 
Back to Sapa, then free till being picked up by the sharing Dcar at 3PM back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Accommodation: Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel*** - Superior
Day 06. Fri 29 June 2018: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B, L) |  Guide and driver 
In the morning, at 8AM, our car and guide will pick you up to travel to Hoa Lu – the former capital of Vietnam, about a two-hour drive from Hanoi. On arrival, you will visit two temples, one of them dedicated to Emperor Dinh and the other in memory of Emperor Le, followed by a brief visit to the remains of the Old Palace. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Tam Coc (three caves), a peaceful valley among limestone ‘karst’ hills, There, you will be rowed along a gentle river between paddy fields and through the caves. After the boat trip in Tam Coc, we drive back to Hanoi for overnight
Tour guide contact: Mr Lan (+84) 979 145 762
Day 07. Sat 30 June 2018: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay by shuttle bus (B, L, D) |  Guide and driver 
08:00 – 08:30:Pick-up at your hotel by shuttle bus.
12:00 – 12:30:Embark the LaFairy Sails at Tuan Chau International harbor. Enjoy welcome drink, cruise briefing & start cruising.
13:00 – 14:30:A sumptuous lunch is served while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered as the heaven on the Earth.
15:15 – 15:45:Explore Lờm Bò area and be charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit Mê Cung Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above.
16:00 – 16:45:        Explore Ngoc Trai area by kayaking.
17:00 – 19:00: Return to the LaFairy Sails for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Enjoy everyday promotion HAPPY HOUR - BUY 2 GET 1 FREE all beverages from 5 to 6pm.
19:00:Savor a sparkling and dreamlike dinner on top deck under the light of a thousand stars in middle of the tranquil Bay with extremely delicious food and be awed by a fascinating fruit and vegetable carving show. Delight in traditional music performances. Afterwards, socialize with the artist, new friends and crew members, join squid fishing. Overnight on-board.
Overnight on Halong cruise 
Staying one night on Halong bay cruise will definitely be one of the most interesting experiences, which bring you unforgetable feelings during your trip in Vietnam. Admire the magnificent beauty of the bay with the jade green water and thousands of karst islands and islets 
Accommodation: La Fairy Sails - La Fairy - Deluxe
Day 08. Sun 01 July 2018: Halong - Hanoi - fly to Danang - Hoi An (VN185 HAN DAD 1830 1950 by Asiatica) (B, L) |  Guide and driver 
06:30 – 07:00:Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07:15 – 08:00:Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
08:15 – 09:15:Visit Titov Island for swimming in the emerald water. Then hike up to the top of the island to take the breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay.
09:45 – 10:15:Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor.
10:15 – 11:45:Join a cooking demonstration before enjoying an exceptional Buffet lunch.
12:00 – 12:30:Disembark the LaFairy Sails & take the shuttle bus back
You will be picked up by our private car en-route & transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Danang, then transfer to hotel in Hoi An for check in. Overnight in Hoi An
Tour guide contact: Mr Bao (+84) 909730267
Accommodation: Le Pavillon Hoi An Luxury Resort & Spa**** - Super Deluxe River View Balcony
Day 09. Mon 02 July 2018: Hoi An walking tour half day (B) |  Guide and driver 
Breakfast at hotel. You will be taken on a half-day walking tour through the narrow, winding streets of Hoi An’s ancient town, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese assembly halls, the 200- year old Tan Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour you will stop over at Reaching Out tea house, a tranquil oasis in the center of bustling Hoi An.
The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Reaching Out Tea House 
Unique experience in Vietnam: to taste chosen teas & bio sweetness from local farmers. This moment will be managed by deaf-dumb girls with whom communication will be really easy through an ingenious system. Everything in a Chinese traditional tea house.
Day 10. Tue 03 July 2018: Hoi An free (B) |  
Breakfast at hotel and then day is yours to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Accommodation: Little Hoi An Beach**** - Little Deluxe
Day 11. Wed 04 July 2018: Hoi An free (B) |  
Breakfast at hotel and then day is yours to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 12. Thu 05 July 2018: Hoi An free (B) |  
Breakfast at hotel and then day is yours to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
Day 13. Fri 06 July 2018: Hoi An - Danang - fly to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - half day tour (VN113 DAD SGN 0845 1015 by Asiatica) (B) |  Guide and driver 
After breakfast, at 6:30AM, you will be taken to the airport (no guide) for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival, check into hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the General Post Office. The Saigon city tour then continues along Dong Khoi Street, where the Opera House and the Peoples’ Committee building, built in 1897 by French architect Ferret Eugene, are situated. The 800 seat Opera House served as the home of the Lower House Assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. You will then visit The Reunification Palace, formerly known as Presidential Palace, which was the residence of the president of South Vietnam until the end of April 1975. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tour guide contact: Ms Cuong (+84) 934037030
Accommodation: Emm Saigon*** - Superior
Day 14. Sat 07 July 2018: Saigon free (B) |  
Free time for your own activities.
Day 15. Sun 08 July 2018: Saigon - Ben Tre - Can Tho (B, L) |  Guide and driver 
Departure from the hotel at 8am to Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta. Arrive at Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre town) 90km far from SaiGon, embark and cruise along the Ben Tre River, then visit an artisanal brick factory and its imposing ovens. Next, stop for a sweet break to discover how coconut flesh is used and processed. (tea time in a coconut cadies manufacture).
A short bike ride or tuktuk (motorcycle, allowing transporting 6 passengers) will allow you to explore the countryside, and make a stop at a family braiding mats.
Lunch in a local restaurant offering typical dishes.
Then, boarded a rowing boat to join the canal through a maze of arroyos and return to the landing stage. Transfer & overnight at hotel in Can Tho.
- Transfer time and distance by car: 4h/200km
- Road conditions: good
- Boat duration: 1 hour
- Cycling /tuktuk time: 30' - Cycling /tuktuk time: 30'.
- Visit time: 1 hour
Ben Tre full day sightseeing 
Ben Tre, a destination famous for the images of western river, hardworking and rustic people, and rows of luscious green coconut trees, which adorn to the picture of Vietnam countryside. Because of its beauty, Ben Tre is a favorite choice of tourists for their one day excursion. 
Accommodation: Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel**** - Deluxe City View
Day 16. Mon 09 July 2018: Can Tho- Saigon (B, L) |  Guide and driver 
In the early morning, have an excursion to the floating market of Cai Rang, the largest one in the region, where boats full of fruit and vegetables gather every day. Then, take a walk in an orchard of Mr. Ba Cong, where it will also be possible to enjoy fresh tropical fruits and visit a vermicelli factory.
The day will continue with a visit to Binh Thuy's old house where the film adaptation of Marguerite Duras' novel L' Amant was filmed in 1992.
Return to SaiGon in the late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
- Transfer time and distance by car: 3h30/170km
- Road conditions: good
- Visit time: 2 hours
- Boat duration: 1 hour
Cai Rang floating market 
On one side are beautiful houses while on the other are paddy fields and houses on stilts. As this is a large river, big Boats selling the same agro-product items are tied together in groups. People travel among dinghies as crossing adjoining stalls or row houses. Some boats sell fuel and offer mechanical repair services. All products from Mekong Delta are sold on those boats. 
Accommodation: Emm Saigon*** - Superior
Day 17. Tue 10 July 2018: Saigon departure (VN594 @ 10:40) (B) |  Guide and driver 
After breakfast, at 7:15AM, transferred to the airport & take your departure flight from Saigon.