Vietnam Family Adventure Holidays: Travel Hanoi Halong bay Ho Chi Minh city Mekong Delta Phan Thiet (10 days)Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The 10-day multi activity tour, customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel takes you from the North to the South of Vietnam. The itinerary is specially tailor-made for individuals, small group tours, family holidays, adventure travelers seeking an active vacations, a combined outdoor activities tours in Vietnam. Begin the tour in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi and continue with a boat junk cruise tour to Halong bay, kayaking trip; fly to Ho Chi Minh city and cycle down the Mekong Delta to enjoy pedaling along village lanes, back roads before you travel back to Saigon for a beach holiday extension to Mui Ne beach, Phan Thiet, one of the nices beaches in Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong bay. Halong bay boat junk cruise with kayaking tour.
8:30: Depart for Halong bay.
Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
Arrive in Halong and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave.
Take a kayaking trip to explore the Bay or enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay.
Watch the sunset over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.
Overnight on the boat.
Day 2: Continue cruising and canoeing Halong bay.
Breakfast on board junk.
Continue visiting Halong bay while the boat cruise through Man’s head island, Tortoise island. Visit Luon cave by a small bamboo rowing boat.
Lunch will be provided on board.
In the afternoon, visiting Ba Ham lake, fishery village,Cua Van, swimming at Ba Trai Dao beach.
Having dinner and overnight on the junk.
Day 3: Halong bay - Hanoi.
Breakfast will be served on board while the boat is going back to shore.
Arrive at Ha long wharf about 11h00 and get on car again for the journey back to Hanoi.
Day 4: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). Saigon city tour.
After breakfast, transfer to Hanoi airport for the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh city (without guide). VN 217 at 12:30 (HAN-SGN).
Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh city airport (at 14:30), you will be greeted by Lotussia local team and transferred to your hotel in the city center.
After lunch (not included), begin the half day tour with Ho Chi Minh City highlights such as the Post Office, cathedral, Reunification palace, centre town, then continue towards Cholon, visit Thien Hau temple and Binh Tay market.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 5: Biking the Mekong delta (Saigon – My Tho - Can Tho).
08h00am transfer (approx 2 hrs) to My Tho to avoid the teeming traffic.
My Tho is the gateway to the Mekong Delta and a wonderful place to start our ride. In My Tho, unload the bikes and start to pedal on the beautiful and quiet country lanes along the Tien River to Cai Be. Along the way, pass through the heart of rural Mekong along narrow lanes, passing banana plantations, sugarcane fields and the lush rural landscape of the Delta.
After Cai Be, cross on Dinh Khao ferry to Cho Lach. After the ferry, cycle the Mekong delta for a couple of kilometres and then shuttle the rest way to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 6: Continue cycling the Mekong delta. Travel back to Ho Chi Minh city.
After enjoying an early morning breakfast visit the Cai Rang floating market, weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront.
Ride on a narrow paved road to Phong Dien floating market. Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, tiny vibrant markets.
Continue by bike on the narrow lane to explore the hidden backwaters of the Mekong Delta.
Local lunch in town. In the afternoon return to Saigon.
Day 7: Travel to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. Beach resort.
Transfer to Muine. The scenic 200km drive north on Highway One passes through the bustling city of Bien Hoa before cutting through dense rubber plantations.
Arrive in Mui ne and check into resort.
The rest of day is free to relax by the hotel poolside or on the sandy beach.
Overnight in Muine, Phan Thiet.
Day 8 & 9: Phan Thiet beach resort.
Full day free at leisure to enjoy the prime beach of Muine or just relax on the hotel poolside. Optional golf course or beach activities can be arranged on the spot with hotel.
Overnight in Muine, Phan Thiet.
Day 10: Travel back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Free at leisure until transfer back to Saigon. Trip ends.
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