Mr. Ronald Keith Garner - United States of America (USA)

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  • Date: from 12/3/2018 to 1/4/2018
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Hi Helen,

Thank you very much. You are very kind and considerate. We love trip, Mr Thanh is a wonderful tour guide . We had a great time, thank you so much for the wonderful experience. The weather was perfect! I will send you some picture after cruise!



Day 01 . Mon 12 March 2018 : Da Nang arrival . Pick up and transfer to your hotel. AirAsia 636 Bangkok (DMK) DAN, Arrive at 12:10 Pm. (-) |  Driver 

Welcome to Da Nang airport. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Da Nang.



Day 02 . Tue 13 March 2018 : Da Nang free time (-) |  

Free time to relax at your hotel



Day 03 . Wed 14 March 2018 : Da Nang- Hoi An (-) |  Driver 

Breakfast at hotel. 12:00 Pm, check out hotel and driver will come to pick you up and transfer to Hoi An. Overnight in your hotel in Hoi An.



Day 04 . Thu 15 March 2018 : Hoi An free (-) |  

Breakfast at hotel and then day is yours to freely explore the peaceful riverside town in your own time. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An



Day 05 . Fri 16 March 2018 : Hoian- My Son- Hoian (-) |  Guide and driver 

After having breakfast, 8:30 Am our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel and take you to My Son Holy Land, once the capital city of the Champa Kingdom, between the 4th and 12th century. My Son is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers connecting to each other with complicated red brick designs.

Back to the city in the afternoon. Walking inside the old trade center town, you will follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: Japanese Pagoda Bridge, Chinese street, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An market, the ancient port and Chuc Thanh pagoda – the oldest pagoda of Hoi An (1454), built with Chinese bonze. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.




Day 06 . Sat 17 March 2018 : Hoi An - Tra Que - Cam Thanh village (-) |  Guide and driver 

Breakfast at the hotel, 8:30 Am, pick up and transfer to Tra Que village. 

Tra Que is renowned for its aromatic herbs especially for mint and basil. The basil leaves, which are smaller than usual, are endowed with a strong and special aroma. You will have the opportunity to discover the life of the farmers by introducing you to their techniques of culture.

Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduce to the history there.

Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river, Fisherman will teach you how to catch the crabs (02 paxs/ boat ). Embark on the boat, enjoy the folk songs show by local people there.

After that, learn how to make funny tools by water coconut leaf

Continue to the ancient town, experience the daily life of fisher man along Thu Bon River

Get on Bach Dang wharf, take a bicycle back to Hotel.

Local guide bids farewell to guests. Drop off at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian



Day 07 . Sun 18 March 2018 : Hoi An - Hue (-) |  Guide and driver 

After breakfast, car and guide meet and transfer  to Hue at 9:30 Am. Along the way, make stopover at the sensational Marble Mountains, the Danang Beach and Da nang City for a visit to the Cham Museum. We then follow the road crossing over the scenic Hai Van Pass before arriving in Hue, Vietnam's last imperial capital of Vietnam. Overnight at hotel in Hue.



Day 08 . Mon 19 March 2018 : Hue- Thuy Bieu village (L) |  Guide and driver 

Start the day with a visit to Hue Imperial City at 8:30 Am, the remaining vestiges of Hue's citadel, including: Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh. 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. Arrive in the village, and join our cooking class to prepare Hue’s signature dishes with our chef’s instruction, then enjoy your creations in the open air riverside restaurant surrounded by lush trees. The afternoon is reserved for cycling through the peaceful village, visiting several communal houses, ancient temples and the garden-house, a typical and unique feature of Hue. Soaking your feet in medicinal herb water followed by an excellent blind massage will refresh them after a day of sightseeing. Back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.



Day 09 . Tue 20 March 2018 : Hue free time (-) |  

Free time today to relax



Day 10 . Wed 21 March 2018 : Hue - fly to Hanoi VN1542 HUI HAN 1035 1150 (-) |  Guide and driver 

After breakfast at the hotel , you will fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival, check into hotel and relax. In the afternoon, we will visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays, the alternative being the History Museum), which offers informative and well-documented displays of the country’s 54 ethnic groups, including elaborate and colorful hill tribe costumes. The display continues in the museum’s garden with fascinating examples of traditional houses of numerous minority groups, from the Kinhs to the ethnic groups of the Central Highlands. Then back to the Old Quarter for a one hour cyclo tour. We then head to Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. Ngoc Son Temple dates back to the 13th century, and the lake itself is the picturesque heart of Hanoi, frequented by tourists and locals alike. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Note: from this day, Asiatica will include hotel for overnight for you

Accommodation: Ha Noi Pearl**** - Executive City View



Day 11 . Thu 22 March 2018 : Hanoi- Muong Lo (B, L, D) |  Guide and driver 

From Hanoi, 8:30 AM, Pick up and then we follow road No. 32 from Hanoi along the Red River to Yen Bai Province. The scenery along the way is simply beautiful with orchards of bananas, papayas and rice fields. Local farmers set up stalls all along the road to sell their seasonal produce to passenger. Crossing Yen Bai City, we enter the mountainous areas o hills covered with green tea terraces all along the way. Finally, we reach Muong Lo Valley, the town of Nghia Lo, the second largest rice field in the Northwest Vietnam and also the homeland of Thai ethnic people. Thai people first came here grew rice and built their traditional wooden house of iron and bamboo around 700 years ago. Take a short walk of 2 hours around the village to discover Thai ethnic culture and daily life. Overnight at the homestay in Nghia Lo.

Accommodation: Nghia Lo - Mr Binh



Day 12 . Fri 23 March 2018 : Muong Lo- Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai (B, L, D) |  Guide and driver 

8:30 Am, Depart from Nghia Lo to Mu Cang Chai, the road winds its way through Hoang Lien Son mountain chain, which has the highest peak of Indochina, the Fanxipan. Stop at Tu Le for an easy hike. You walk through rice terraces to reach Thai and H’mong villages where people still dress in traditional costumes and H’mong women sit by their loom. Tu Le is a small hill tribe town surrounded by picturesque landscape and full of warmhearted people living in small wooden houses nestled at the foot of the mountains. Leaving Tu Le, you cross Khau Pha Pass (1550m) to reach Mu Cang Chai (930m) where you will see the most beautiful terraced fields in Vietnam. Several stops en route to take nice photos. Arrival in Mu Cang Chai in the late afternoon. Overnight at a homestay in Mu Cang Chai (Asiatica Travel‘s product exclusive).

Accommodation: Mu Cang Chai - Mr Doi



Day 13 . Sat 24 March 2018 : Mu Cang Chai trekking (B, L, D) |  

This morning, 8:30 ,we will get a transfer to a trekking point for the whole day trek to enjoy Vietnam’s national rice terrace heritage. Our trek will start from Che Cu Nha commune to La Pan Tan Commune. It is around 13 km. This trek will definitely offer us a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. We will also be able to visit a few villages of the H’mong hill tribe scattered in the area. Get picked up by your private vehicle around 4.00 PM. Transfer back to the accommodation and stay for the second night in Mu Cang Chai.(Asiatica Travel‘s product exclusive).



Day 14 . Sun 25 March 2018 : Mu Cang Chai- Sapa (B, L) |  Guide and driver 

9:00, pick up and then transfer to Sapa, After 2 hours driving, the road begins to climb up Tram Ton Pass, the highest pass in Vietnam at 2047 meters above sea level. Stop for photos opportunities and enjoy the fresh air. From here, you can see Fanxipan Mountain , “the Roof of Indochina” with ist 3143m peak soaked in clouds. Arrive in Sapa at noon. Free time to explore Sapa Town. Overnight in hotel in Sapa.

Accommodation: Amazing Hotel Sa Pa**** - Superior



Day 15 . Mon 26 March 2018 : Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van homestay (B, L, D) |  Guide and driver 

 Breakfast at hotel, before starting our trek through the beautiful Muong Hoa valley in Sapa. After following the road for 2km, we reach Y Linh Ho village home to Black H'mong ethnic people. We continue our walk to Lao Chai village and enjoy beautiful views of terraced rice fields along the way. The guide will prepare a simple picnic style lunch for you. After lunch, we will visit a Catholic church and explore local traditions and customs. In the afternoon, we will reach the heart of the Sapa valley, the Ta Van village home to Dzay ethnic people. Dinner and overnight at a Dzay ethnic house.

(Note: During May (rice planting month) and September (rice ripening month), the golden terraced fields are especially spectacular and you can learn about methods of harvesting or planting).

Accommodation: Ban Ta Van - Mr Ken



Day 16 . Tue 27 March 2018 : Ta Van- Giang Ta Chai- Sapa (B, L) |  Guide and driver 

After having breakfast in the homestay, continue your walking through lush paddy fields and bamboo forests. You can admire a beautiful waterfall. Visit Giang Ta Chai village by Red Dao and Black H’mong. Transfer back to Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa.

Accommodation: Amazing Hotel Sa Pa**** - Superior



Day 17 . Wed 28 March 2018 : Sapa - Love Waterfall - Hanoi (B) |  Guide and driver 

 After breakfast, Morning willl be free time, 11:00 Am, check out hotel, private transport will take you to Silver Waterfall, the highest in Vietnam with a 300m drop. An ascent to the base of the waterfall will enable you to explore the surrounding landscape. This is a famous spot and is regularly visited by monks to pray. After that, In the afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi


Accommodation: Ha Noi Pearl**** - Executive City View



Day 18 . Thu 29 March 2018 : Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D) |  Guide and driver 

8:00 Pick up at hotel


12:30 Embark for Aphrodite for welcome drinks, followed by safety briefing 


13:30 Enjoy lunch in the dining room 


15:30 Take a 1-hour cave tour, exploring stalagmite and stalactite formations 


16:30 Participate in our Happy Hour promotion (buy 1, get 1, on house wine, long drinks, beers, soft drinks, canned juice) until 19:00 


17:30 Attend cooking demonstration with chef on sundeck 


19:30 Have dinner in dining room 


21:00 Relax with a movie or take part in squid fishing 

Accommodation: Aphrodites Cruises - Luxury Window Sea View



Day 19 . Fri 30 March 2018 : Halong – Hanoi (B) |  Guide and driver 

6:15 Practice Tai Chi on sundeck 


6:45 Enjoy a light breakfast buffet 


7:45 Explore Luon Cave by bamboo boat 


9:00 Checkout time (guests with heavy luggage can leave bags outside of cabin and settle accounts at Reception) 


9:45 Partake in full brunch buffet 


10:30 Disembark . Transfer back to Hanoi

Accommodation: Ha Noi Pearl**** - Executive City View



Day 20 . Sat 31 March 2018 : Hanoi free time (B) |  

Free time today to relax



Day 21 . Sun 01 April 2018 : Hanoi departure (B) |  Driver 

Freetime before the transfer to the airport for your flight off. Your room is available until 12h00.