Vietnam Eco-Experiences 13 Days – Mekong Delta / Pu Luongfrom
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Upon arrival, your driver will meet and greet you at the airport. Enjoy a transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Check-in at the hotel and have a rest after the flight. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
You will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide to Cu Chi Tunnels, located in the countryside near Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes. The residents of Cu Chi took the war underground into a highly developed network of tunnels that at its height stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens and triage areas. Imperceptible from the ground, opposing armies could roll their tanks over the bunkers without causing damage to the tunnels below. Living conditions were harsh – in addition to fighting the war, resident’s battled food and oxygen scarcity, venomous insects, and cramped living quarters. Gain important insight into the prolonged struggle against invading armies, and appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the Vietnamese people. After that, travelers can try the delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. Then enjoy a transferred back to your accommodation.
Our driver will pick you up and take you to Cai Be. Here you'll find a distinctive ecological river system, one of the most important centres for the distribution of agricultural products (especially for tropical fruits all over the country), while the locals are warm and welcoming here. Take a bike ride to Tan Phong Island, also known as "Dragon Island", where you'll find local handicrafts such as handmade banana leaf hammocks. You then take a rowboat to the small canal and take part in a cooking demonstration station in the evening, before you enjoy dinner in the restaurant. The Riverside Bar is also open late into the night, providing the perfect spot to review the busy day with a delicious drink in hand!
Before going to the cruise ship terminal in Cai Be, the car stops at Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, which is the religious symbol of local uniqueness. Then the visitors are picked up by the tourist boats to visit the floating market of rice in An Cu commune, Cai Be district – where is the rice trade largest exporter Southwest region of Vietnam, tourists will chat to learn more about daily life of the local people. The next destinations are the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and Cai Be floating market. Finish this tour, you’ll be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh City Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel and you can explore the Hanoi at your own pace. Afterwards, our driver will come to your hotel and transfer to the airport. Take a flight to Hoi An, upon arrival in Hoi An, our driver escorts you to your hotel Overnight in Hoi An
This morning you will be picked up at hotel by our local guide. Starting cycling to the countryside area in Hoi An, the ride is on the village road where you do not see many car or truck, taking pictures of the beautiful countryside views before getting arrived in Tra Que organic vegetable village. Our local guide will give you a lot information on the local life as well as the rice culture along the road, you may take some photos of the water buffalo or the local farmer working on their rice fields. Arriving in the village, you will be warmly welcome with special lemon basil tea before strolling around the vegetable garden to see how the local farm in their garden. You will have chance to grow some vegetable in the garden with the traditional farming way which is really great fun as you have done anything like this before. Following with the relaxing foot massage before our local cook shows you how to cook the Hoian special pancake. Lunch will be served with all local foods before you have some free time, or you can lie on the hammock before riding back to your hotel Overnight in Hoi An
Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel . Afterwards, our driver will come to your hotel and transfer to the airport. Take a flight to Hanoi, upon arrival in Hanoi, our driver escorts you to your hotel Overnight in Hanoi
Pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi. You will start Pu Luong Adventure trip and ready with 4 hours driving journey follow Ho Chi Minh Trails (1B – National Highway). One stop on the haft way for a short break. You will enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breath- taking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting. You will be transferred to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk passing the rice field to stunning water wheels area. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes. Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the rafting adventure. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted bamboo rafts. Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Eco garden for dinner. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Having breakfast at your hotel and we’ll start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still! Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farm land, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch. After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river. 15.30 Moving to pick up point to be transferred back to the Pu Luong resort Overnight in Pu Luong.
Have a breakfast at Pu Luong Eco Garden. Our driver will bring you back to Ha Noi. On the way you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road. Arrive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi. Meal:
Our driver will pick you up at the train station, check out the DAY-USE hotel, and have a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, our English-speaking guide and driver will pick up and transfer to Halong Bay. On the way, take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can. On arrival, we embark a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. Experience to kayak on the gently water and admire crystal clear water with a thousand islands rising on the water with diversity of flora and fauna. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon and the sun gradually goes down, we enjoy a mouthwatering seafood meal and participate in some shore excursion on boat. Spend the night on the luxury boat. Overnight on cruise
Wake-up at early and breathe the laidback - atmosphere on cruise, you’ll have a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck and enjoy the breakfast, you’ll have an amazing time exploring the stunning cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the harbor and back to Hanoi around 4:30 pm. We’ll drop you off at your hotel and enjoy the free time in Hanoi
Free at leisure then transfer to the Noi Bai International Airport for departure. Say goodbye and end of services!
Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges
|Ho Chi Minh City
|Cochin Zen Hotel||http://cochinsaigonhotels.com/|
|Hoi An Coco River and Resort||http://www.cocoriverresort.com/|
|Pu Luong Retreat||https://puluongretreat.com/|
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
- Local English speaking guide
- Domestic flight (Hanoi to Da Nang and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City )
- All entrance to any applicable sites as mentioned
- Meals (B=breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Cold water / snack and towel during trip
- Boat cruise as mentioned
- Other services as mentioned in the program
All hotels (twin sharing room)
What is not included in this tour?What is not included in this tour?
- International flight ticket
- Visa stamps upon arrival
- Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
- Other meals not mentioned
- Tips & personal expenses
- Other not stated above
- Travel insurance