GREAT VIETNAM CROSSING
GREAT VIETNAM CROSSING
The most beautiful sites of Vietnam from North to South
GREAT VIETNAM CROSSING
A circuit will make you travel from North to South of Vietnam through all locations to be viewed in the country. Visit the most beautiful places in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh's house and tomb, the only pillar pagoda. Discover the magical landscape of Halong Bay bay with a great night on traditional garbage. The magnificent reliefs of Sapa in the north of the country, beautiful meeting places and wonderful nature. Go through central Vietnam to discover the secrets of Hue tomb without forgetting the bustling Hoi An city. You will have the opportunity to go along the lavish beaches in the south or through the highlands of Dalat to return to Saigon City.
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi – Sapa – Hue – Hoi An – Quy Nhon – Nha Trang – Mui Ne/Dalat – Saigon – Can Tho – Saigon
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Arrival at Hanoi
    Hanoi, or its historical name entitled "Thang Long" which means "dragon in flight", was the main feudal capital of the country for hundreds of years, from the Ly Dynasty (in the 11th century) to the Dynasty of Le posterior (at the end of the 17th century). That is why until now the city of Hanoi still keeps the historical, traditional and typical monuments of Vietnamese culture and the immortal values Hanoi people’s minds. Arrival at Noi Bai / Hanoi airport. Transfer to the hotel. Visit of Hanoi "The city located on the Red River". Walk in the residential area where are the former Palace of the Governor General of Indochina, the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda. Then the temple of Mount Jade, ride rickshaw in the old district guilds.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Option : If you do not want to visit the city right away because of the long flight, we will offer you a traditional massage of one hour with a supplement of 15 USD / person.

    Meals included: lunch and dinner
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  • Day 2
    Hanoi – Halong
    Halong Bay is known as the 8th wonder of the world thanks to its magnificent landscapes, its superb caves, its pure air and rich of biodiversity. With an area of 1500km2, more than 3000 limestone islands, Halong Bay is truly a surprising destination. Explore Halong Bay on the Oriental Sails Cruise - one of the best 3-star cruises in Halong Bay.

    08:00 - 08:30 Departure in 3.5 hours at Hon Gai International Port, visit the private waiting room of Oriental Sails JSC - The OS Lounge.
    12h30 - 13h00 Welcome aboard, embark on oriental sails followed by a cruise briefing.
    13:00 - 15:30 Enjoy local seafood while Eastern Sails sail along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.
    15h30 – 16h30 Visit of the fishing village

    They are interested in local daily life: Take a trip by wooden oar boat (about 45 minutes) around the fishing village of Vung Vieng - one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is located in a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent facilities for good photos.
    It is a chance to know better the daily life of the fishermen of the village. After the visit, you could swim around the boat.

    16h30 - 17h30 Come back to Les Voiles Orientales and get some rest while the sun begins to set.
    17: 30-19: 00 Enjoy Happy Hour at the bar and on the solarium and join our cooking class with Oriental Sails Chef
    19:00 Dinner is served. Participation in other activities, night squid fishing or singing activities are available until 22:00.

    Night aboard Cong Do Area.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 3
    Halong - Hanoi
    If Hanoi was Thang Long, "Flight of the Dragon", Halong Bay, "Descent of the Dragon", and its unreal chaos of rocky peaks, the fruit of the frolics of this beast, mistress of the waters. The ghostly pitons cutting the horizon into bluish teeth or sunken mountains, of which only the summits emerge, caverns and caves where the waves disappear, game of mists and clouds, inland seas. The most singular is that these strange-shaped hills seem to float on the surface of the water, as their base is gnawed and that everywhere the silence of this sea spreads, sometimes broken by the cry of a sea bird.

    06h30 - 07h00 Start your day with a Tai Chi exercise on the terrace.
    07h00 - 09h00 Catch the morning view on the seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast cruise to Thien Canh Son Cave.
    09:00 - 09:30 Visit Thien Canh Son Cave - the medium-sized and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
    09h30 - 10h00 Restitution of the cabins. Luggage can be delivered to reception.
    10:00 - 11:00 Return to the port. Have lunch on board.
    12:00 pm: Landing of the eastern sails
    12:00 - 16:30: Return to Hanoi.

    Dinner in town. Night at your hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 4
    Hanoi – Night train for Lao Cai
    Continuation of the visit of Hanoi: the temple of the Great Genius and the pagoda of the Defense of the Fatherland located at the edge of the great West Lake, the temple of the literature (1st Vietnamese University of the 11th century); the museum of ethnography.

    Lunch and dinner in town.

    Then transfer to Hanoi train station for the night train to Lao Cai - Sapa / KING EXPRESS train (or LIVITRANS EXPRESS, or CHAPA EXPRESS) - Cabin 4 berths / Departure 20:40. Night on board.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 5
    Lao Cai – Sapa
    Meet at Lao Cai station and transfer to Sapa. Arriving at Sapa, the French settlers, attracted by the climate and the beauty of the landscape, had made Sapa a mountain resort. The city is located at 1650m, at the foot of Mount Fanxipan highest point of Vietnam at 3142m. After breakfast, start visiting Sapa by the Dragon Maw Hill, the Orchid Garden, the old Sapa Church, the market.

    Lunch and dinner in town and overnight at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 6
    Sa Pa
    Walking day from Sapa to Ta Van and Lao Chai villages. You will have beautiful rice terraces to see throughout the trip. Dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 7
    Sa Pa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Night train for Hanoi
    Quaint, authentic and colorful: Bac Ha Weekly fair held on Sunday mornings. Between 7 am and 9 am, roads and mountain tracks are very lively. There, a peasant pulls his donkey who does not want to move forward. Here, another holds a piglet at the end of a leash by pushing it with a bamboo whip.

    Others, wiser, prefer to carry the little pigs on the platform to avoid losing weight on the way to the fair. Some go by couple, the woman carrying on the back the stack of hoods that she braided, the man the jerry can of alcohol that he distilled. They put on their best clothes. Turbans of all shapes, red, blue or black, cross simpler chests planted with fresh tea leaves or embellished with silver coins. The colorful H'mong women and girls have donned their finest skirts, all folded, swinging right and left at every step, making grandmothers look like children. The tunics are finely embroidered and the aprons shimmering. The sellers offer basic necessities (groceries, books and school supplies, toiletries, haberdashery), relayed, according to rotations which differ, by the peasants who came to sell their production (vegetables, breeding, handicrafts). Finally women calculate the benefit of the day or compare the products, the girls are beautiful, the men clink at the rice alcohol while discussing horses and land.

    After lunch in Bac Ha, walk to visit hamlets around Bac Ha: Ban Pho 1 and Ban Pho 2, inhabited by ethnic H'mong variegated. Visit the abandoned house of Huang A Tuong, a former H'mong chief. Dinner at Lao Cai.

    Then transfer to Lao Cai Station and take the night train Lao Cai - Ha Noi / train KING EXPRESS (or LIVITRANS EXPRESS or CHAPA EXPRESS) - Cabin with 4 berths for categories STANDARD & SUPERIOR; Cabin with 2 berths for DELUXE category / Departure 19h 30. Night on board.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 8
    Arrival in Hanoi – Hue
    Arrival at Hanoi station around 5:00 am Reception and transfer to the hotel.

    After breakfast transfer to Noi Bai airport and plane to Hue.

    Arrival and visit of Hue, ancient capital of the feudal emperors of the Nguyen of the 19th century. It has the most luxurious palaces and royal tombs of Southeast Asia, the most delightful gardens. With the perfume river, the harmonious hills, Hue is still the city of poetry. Visit of the Imperial City, the Old Quarter of Traders and the Dong Ba Central Market.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 9
    Hue
    Boat cruise on the perfume river to visit the pagoda of the Celestial Lady with its famous octagonal tower overlooking the river, the tombs Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc in an enchanting site planted with pines and dotted with ponds.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 10
    Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An
    Drive to Da Nang and Hoi An. Pass on Cloud Pass, a spectacular mountain road. In Da Nang (Ex-Tourane), visit Cham Museum which contains the largest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Continue to Hoi An, a village with a unique charm that was, under the name of FaiFo, one of the most prosperous ports of Asia of the 17th century. The architecture of Chinese temples, pagodas and homes of wealthy merchants is remarkable.

    City Tour: Central Market, Tan Ky House, Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Temple.

    In the late afternoon: Boat trip on the Thu Bon River for the direction Cua dai mouth.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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  • Day 11
    Hoi An – My Son – Quy Nhon
    Excursion to My Son, "Sacred Valley" of the Champa indianized kingdom with more than 70 towers sanctuaries from the 7th to the 13th century. Enclosed in a natural amphitheater of hills, symbolizing the female nature, this site is the pedestal of Shiva, the privileged place of contact between the world of men and the cosmic world, a fabulous sacerdotal complex still full of mystery, despite the pangs of time and wars. The temples and the "kalan" combine the grace of the decorations with the slenderness of the vertical lines. It will evoke all the spirituality that dominated this kingdom for more than five centuries and we will try to penetrate the arcane. After the visit of the My Son Towers, departure for Quy Nhon, former capital of the Cham under the name "Vijaya". In this region you can admire the beautiful remains: towers sanctuaries Cham from the 11th to the 15th century. Copper Tower, Silver Tower.

    Dinner and night at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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  • Day 12
    Quy Nhon – Nha Trang
    Long day trip across the city Tuy Hoa. Stop to visit the tower of the Swallow. This route is dominated by the mountains of the Annamitan Cordillera under the curves of the coast along beautiful beaches such as Dai Lanh (former Cape Varella).

    Arrival in Nha Trang. Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 13
    Nha Trang
    We start the boat trip on the island of Hon Mieu. It has 2 fishing villages and some 2000 inhabitants. The transfer of the boat to this small port is done aboard a round braided bamboo net, a sort of large floating basket called "Thung Chai" in Vietnamese, it is extraordinary! We cross the village on foot to the small natural harbor in the bay. A real delight to get there. Continuation of the cruise to the island of Hon Tam, visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. After lunch at the restaurant on the island, you have an hour for swimming on the beach. In the late afternoon, return by road to Nha Trang, then walk on the bridge of Xom Bong at the mouth of the river Cai, beautiful panorama of the port with its wooden boats, blue and red. Visit of the Po Nagar tower (from the 8th to the 13th century).

    Dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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  • Day 14
    Nha Tranh – Phan Thiet – Mui Ne
    Road along the salt flats and beautiful beaches of Cam Ranh Bay. On the road, stop at the Hoa Lai towers (8th, 9th century). Arrival at Phan Rang. Visit PoKlong Garai Towers (13th century) which are still the only seat of Cham religious practices in Vietnam. Lunch at Ninh Chu restaurant located on the beautiful beach. Continue to Phan Thiet, a small town on the Cai River, famous for its Nuoc Mam (fish brine). Discovery of the two Cham Phu Hai Shrines, built in brick dating from the 9th century when the transfer of the center of the kingdom of Champa to the south, the fishing port and the sand dunes of Mui Ne. Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

    OPTION 2 : For those who do not wish Phan Thiet, Mui Ne and its beach, it is possible to climb to the highlands of Dalat
    Day 14: Nha Trang – Da Lat (140 km/ 2h30 drive)

    Road to Dalat. We leave the coastal plain and we pass the Bellevue pass towards the central highlands. Arrival in DaLat- nice little town of altitude characterized by the mildness of its climate. Visit of the city center and the market with its rich stalls of flowers and fruits, the cathedral, Thien Vien Truc Lam pagoda, Xuan Huong lake. Dinner in town and overnight at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
     
     
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  • Day 15
    Mui Ne – Phan Thiet – Saigon
    Road to Saigon, through the plantations of Dragon fruit and rubber trees. Arrival and installation at the hotel. After lunch, discover Saigon, "the pearl of the Far East", the largest city and the largest port in the country. Visit: the former Catinat Street, the Cathedral, the Cho Lon Market, the Temple of the Jade Emperor, the Temple of the Protecting Goddess of the Sailors Thien Hau. Dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
    OPTION 2 : For those who do not wish Phan Thiet, Mui Ne and its beach, it is possible to climb to the highlands of Dalat
    Day 15: Dalat – Sai Gon (300 km/ 7h00 drive)

    After breakfast at the hotel, depart by road for Sai Gon through rubber plantations, tea trees and coffee. Lunch along the way. Arrival in Sai Gon and quick tour of the city center: the former Catinat street, the cathedral, the central post office. Dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 16
    Saigon – Cai Be – Ving Long
    Departure for the Mekong Delta, huge and fertile plain that constitutes the rice granary of Vietnam. On the way, stop at My Tho. Then boat drive from Cai Be to Vinh Long, visit Cai Be Floating Market as well as the gardens, vegetable gardens and orchards of Binh Hoa Phuoc Island.

    Lunch in the bonsai garden of a resident.

    Continuation for Can Tho. Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 17
    Can Tho – Saigon – Transfer to the airport Tan Son Nhat and return flight
    After breakfast at the hotel, departure by motorboat to visit one of the most lively floating markets of the Mekong Delta - Cai Rang, with its hundreds of boats jostling and clashing against each other, while their owners try to sell their goods. Cruise along this river gives the opportunity to see closely the daily life of the delta inhabitants and an authentic Vietnam. Here, the real roads are the waterways, crisscrossed with sampans and boats. The Mekong Delta is crisscrossed by a multitude of canals, paddy fields and gardens, islands and villages punctuated by the pulsations of the river. Here we slide on the water with boats or canoes. The people of the delta have been fascinated by the waters of the river that governs the lives of men from birth to death. Everything depends on the Mekong: the work of the fields, the orchards or the rice fields, the fishing, the transports, the traditions .... season. Then you will visit the old house Binh Thuy. There, the driver of your vehicle awaits you to take you back to Saigon.

    Arrival in Saigon, then transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport and return flight. End of the trip.

    Meals included: breakfast

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
PRICE OF THE TRIP
(price per person in EURO)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 1 204 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a personalized trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote. 
 
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NOTES
  • A supplement will be added to the price of your trip during the period of Christmas and New Year (from 24 of December 2020 to 04 of January 2021), as well as during the period of the festivities for Tet (from 10 of February to 17 of February 2021)

Name of city / List of hotels Standard Superior Deluxe
HA NOI
La Beauté de Hanoi***
(Deluxe room)
www.la-beautehanoihotel.com/
MK Premier boutique****
(Deluxe room)
http://mkpremier.vn/
Pan Pacific hotel*****
(Deluxe room)
https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-resorts/vietnam/hanoi.html
HALONG
Oriental Sails
(Superior Room)
https://www.orientalsails.com/
Garden Bay ***
(Deluxe Cabin)
http://www.gardenbaycruise.com/
Indochina Junk *****
(Superior Room)
https://www.indochina-junk.com/fr/
NIGHT TRAIN
King Express
(Shared cabin of 4 people)
http://www.kingexpresstrain.vn/fr/
King Express
(Shared cabin of 4 people)
http://www.kingexpresstrain.vn/fr/
Chapa Express
(VIP Cabin)
http://www.chapaexpresstrain.com.vn/
SAPA
Sa Pa Boutique***
(Superior city view)
http://www.boutiquesapahotel.com/
Pao’s Sapa****
(Deluxe room)
http://paoshotel.com/
Silk Path*****
(Deluxe room)
http://silkpathhotel.com/
HUE
Jade Hotel**
(Deluxe Room)
http://www.jadehotelhue.com
Romance Hue Hotel****
(Deluxe Room)
http://romancehotel.com.vn
Imperial Hue Hotel*****
(Deluxe City View)
http://www.imperial-hotel.com.vn
HOI AN
Aurora Hotel***
(Superior Room)
http://aurorahoian.com
Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel****
(Deluxe Garden View)
http://thanhbinhriverside.com
Sunrise Premium Resort & Spa (Deluxe room)
https://sunrisehoian.vn/
QUY NHON
Royal Hotel***
(Superior Deluxe)
http://royalquynhon.com/
Muong Thanh Quy Nhon ****
(Superior)
http://quynhon.muongthanh.com/en/home.html
Muong Thanh Quy Nhon ****
(Suite)
http://quynhon.muongthanh.com/en/home.html
NHA TRANG
Regalie***
(Superior City View Room)
https://www.regaliahotel.vn/en/homepage/
Michelia****
(Superior Room)
http://michelia.ttchotels.com/en/
Sunrise Nha Trang Beach *****
(Superior Sea View)
http://sunrisenhatrang.com.vn/
MUI NE
Little Cottage Mui Ne ***
(Superior Garden View Room)
http://www.littlemuineresort.com/home.html
 
Pandanus ****
(Superior Room)
http://www.pandanusresort.com/
Victoria Phantiet Resort ****
(Garden View Bungalow)
https://www.victoriahotels.asia/en/hotels-resorts/phanthiet.html
DA LAT
Mountain Town ***
(Superior Room)
La Sapinette ****
(Superior Room)
Ana Mandara Dalat Villa *****
(Villa Room)
SAI GON
Ruby River Hotel *** (Deluxe Room)
http://ruby-river-hotel.ho-chi-minh-city-hotels.com/fr/
Eden ****
(Superior Room)
https://www.edenstarsaigonhotel.com/
Grand Hotel ****
(Deluxe Room)
https://www.hotelgrandsaigon.com/
CAN THO
Hau Giang Hotel***
(Superior Room)
http://www.canthotourist.vn/khach-san/hau-giang
Irish Hotel****
(Superior Room)
http://www.irishotelcantho.vn
Victoria Hotel*****
(Superior Room)
https://www.victoriahotels.asia

These prices include
  • Land transfers in private vehicles, air conditioned by group size
  • Accommodation in a double / twin room with breakfast included
  • Vietnam Airlines domestic flights in economy class with airport taxes: Hanoi - Hue; Da Nang - Sai Gon
  • International flight with Sai Gon - Siemriep airport tax with Vietnam Airlines or Cambodia Angkor Air
  • Board meals as mentioned in the program
  • The assistance of French-speaking guides according to each region North-Center-Sud - Siemriep except for the moments and the free time
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
  • The shared junk tour at Halong Bay
  • Excursion aboard the Bassac boat in the Mekong Delta
  • Private boat trips to Hue, Siemriep
These prices do not include
  • International flights
  • International airport tax
  • Visa fees in Vietnam 25 usd / person for single entry <30 days
  • Supplement for early installation or late release of rooms
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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