Mr. Eran BERNSTEIN - Israel

  • Group: 5 persons
  • Impression: Essential Vietnam 16 days
  • Date: 31/07 - 15/08/2016
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Hello dear Linda, Hue

We are writing to you about our trip to Vietnam in1-15/8/16

As for the trip we had a great one.we enjoyed very much!!

All the staff was very proffesional.kind and nice!!

We will give your name card for all our freinds and people that ask us about Vietnam.....

We want again to thank you for all you did for us bufore-during-after the trip.

Please send big Thank you to the great 3 Guides and  all the Drivers that we enjoyed with.


We hope the best for you always.

Thank you!

Bernstein Family


Day 01. 31 Jul 16 : Hanoi arrival 
Arrival in Noi Bai at 08h20 from Moscow flight no.SU0290, you will be picked up then transferred to the hotel in city center. The check-in is available at 14h00. Free time for your own discovery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02. 01 Aug 16 : Hanoi free time- Night train to Lao Cai (B)
Free time for your own exploration. Pick up around 08.30pm at your hotel then transfer to the station for your night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on board of 4-berth airconditioned sharing cabin.
Day 03. 02 Aug 16 -Tuesday : Lao Cai arrival- Coc Ly market- Sapa (B,L)
Arrival in Lao Cai around 5.30am, you will be welcomed by our local guide and driver in Lao Cai. Breakfast at a local restaurant, then transferred towards Bac Ha to visit Coc Ly market located by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products. After visiting the market, you travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in a village. 
The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey to the charming town of Sapa. Check-in at hotel. Overnight in Sapa.
Approx: 5 hours driving/0.5-hour walking

Day 04. 03 Aug 16 : Sapa- Y Linh Ho- Lao Chai- Ta Van- Lao Cai- Night train to Hanoi (B,L)
After a rest, we will leave our luggages at hotel then begin to visit the surrounding villages of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai inhabited by Black Hmong and Ta Van village, home to the Dzay (Giay) ethnic people, located at the heart of the Muong Hoa valley. You can admire fabulous views of the valley, terraced fields and winding streams. Meet again your driver then being transferred to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on board of 4-berth airconditioned sharing cabin.
Approx: 3-4hour walking
Day 05. 04 Aug 16 : Hanoi- Ha Long (B,L,D)
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be taken to a minihotel near the station for early check-in. 
Morning drive to Ha Long bay, passing beautiful scenery along the road. Arrive in Ha Long Tourist Wharf around noon. Embark the elegant wooden junk. Lunch will be served while the boat gently cruises to admire numerous islands and limestone structures rising from the emerald water. It is also an ideal opportunity to enjoy the sea breeze and refresh your soul. Dinner with fresh seafood served by experienced chef.  A peaceful night on board in your private cabin.
Note: - The visit program may change contingent on the junk
        - Our guide will not accompany you on the boat, but there’s an english speaking guide on board who assists all the guests.
Day 06. 05 Aug 16 : Ha Long- Ha Noi- Flight to Hué (B, Brunch)
Enjoy the breakfast and savor an incredible sunrise on the sundeck. Boat cruise to visit a cave or a floating fishing village. Back to the habour around 11h00, our car will transfer you to Hanoi. Stop to visit But Thap pagoda in route before being directly transferred to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue VN1545 19h55/21h05. Upon arrival at Phu Bai airport, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in. Overnight at hotel in Hue. 

Day 07. 06 Aug 16 : Hue- Thuy Bieu village (B,L)
Then, we will take a boat trip on poetic Perfume River. Stop to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (Celestial Lady Pagoda) built in 1601 - the symbol of Hue city. Cruise toward Thuy Bieu eco-village, an old laid back village situated on the bank of Perfume River known for its green tea fruit orchards. You will participate in a cooking class then have lunch at a restaurant on the riverside. The afternoon spent for walking or biking through the peacful village, visiting several communal houses, ancient temples and especially the garden- house - a typical and unique feature of Hue. After a day of walking, your foot will be refreshed by soaking in the medicinal herb water with excellent blind massage. After having breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Tu Duc royal tomb - one of the most beautiful architectural constructions of Nguyen dynasty. Visit Tu Hieu pagoda on the way back. Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 08. 07 Aug 16 : Hué- Danang- Hoian (B,L)
Start the day by taking a short rickshaw tour from your hotel to get to Imperial City - the architectural complex inlcuding- where we will visit : Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace & Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh). Afternoon, drive along the Mandarin Road, a scenic journey from Hue to Hoi An, which allows you to see a picturesque Vietnam with stunning beachs and lust tropical forest. Visit Lang Co beach and Marble Mountain on route before arriving to Hoi An ancient town, once an important international trading port and now a charming riverside town, reflecting the combination of Chinese, Dutch, Japanese and Portuguese culture. Free time for your own visit. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09. 08 Aug 16 : Hoian free & easy (B). Neither guide nor driver
Free time to discover the city or go to the beach. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.

Day 10. 09 Aug 16 : Hoian free & easy (B). Neither guide nor driver
Free time to discover the city or go to the beach. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 11. 10 Aug 16 : Hoian free & easy (B). Neither guide nor driver
Free time to discover the city or go to the beach. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 12. 11 Aug 16 : Hoian- Danang- Flight to Saigon (B). No guide 
Free time until being picked up at 12h15 at your hotel for your afternoon flight to Saigon VN117 14h20/15h50. Transfer to hotel in Saigon. Take a rest and overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 13. 12 Aug 16 : Saigon- Ben Tre- Can Tho (B,L)
Leave the bustling city behind we depart to the Mekong Delta, the largest rice basket of Vietnam. Arrive at Hung Vuong pier (Ben Tre town), embark and cruise along the Ben Tre river– a tributary of Mekong River to discover the local culture and their daily activities. Stop at a brick-field belonged to Mr Tu Lo to see how Vietnamese make bricks by hand and a coconut candy workshop located along the canal to witness the process of making coconut candies. Continue rowing through the canals to visit Nhon Thanh village. Stroll around the village to enjoy the tranquility and taste fresh tropical fruit. You will cyclo on the small road passing green fileds, vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. Have lunch at a local house on the river bank. 
Road to Can Tho where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Overnight in the hotel in Can Tho.

Day 14. 13 Aug 16 : Can Tho- Saigon (B)
Early morning, take a boat trip through the winding waterways of Cai Rang floating market- the biggest and busiest floating market in Mekong Delta. This is the best time to visit the market as it is crowded with hundreds of sampans that offer fruits, vegetables, plants, food and other goods for trade. You will earn a great oppotunity to take photos, communicate with locals and taste fruits. You then disembark to visit a beautiful old Binh Thuy house. In the afternoon you will return to Ho Chi Minh City. En route, you will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, a beautiful pagoda in the Mekong Delta. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 15. 14 Aug 16 : Saigon free & easy (B). Neither guide nor driver 
Free time to discover the city by your own. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 16. 15 Aug 16 : Saigon departure (B). No guide
Free time until being transferred from your hotel to the airport for your departure flight from Saigon at 11h00. 
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