Vietnam less traveled path: 14 days

Minimum age
12

Duration
14

Tour price
From $1160

Physicality
Moderate

Escape the bustle of the big city and set out on an adventure through Vietnam’s stunning mountains and countryside. This 14-day itinerary takes you off the beaten path on a tour through national parks, enchanting, gaping valleys and towering mountains to remote hill tribe villages, cascading waterfalls and quaint colonial towns...

HIGHLIGHTS:
Experience Vietnam’s modern cities. Explore Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, sprawling cities buzzing with life and frantic energy yet still deeply traditional. Discover Hue and Hoi An Learn about Hue’s imperial history at its remarkable monuments and explore Hoi An’s old town and heritage buildings. Admire Vietnam’s natural wonders Enjoy a boat trip through the Mekong Delta’s maze of waterways and take an overnight cruise on scenic Halong Bay

THE TOUR SERVICE INCLUDES: 
Accommodation: 10 nights at comfortable 3*** hotel, 1 nights guest house in Catien national park, 1 nights at homestay in Ba Be national park, 1 night cruise, air tickets,...

Included activities: 
Saigon – airport pick up by private car (no guide)
Saigon - Cat Tien national park by private car with guide
Cat Tien national park - Dalat by private car with guide
Dalat countryside tour & trekking tour with guide
Hoi An - Ancient town walking tour with guide
Hoi An - cycling tour with guide
Hoi An - BachMa nationalpark tour by private car with guide
Hue - pick up by private car with guide
Hue – perfum river cruise with guide
Hoi An - cycling tour with guide
Ha Noi - Ba be national park by private car with guide
Hanoi – airport transfer by private car (no guide)


TOUR COST:
Group of 7-8 persons: US$ from $1160usd
Group of 4-6 persons: US$ from $1320usd
Group of 3 persons: US$ from $1480usd
Group of 2 persons: US$ from  $1650usd
Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City arrival 
Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free for you took explore at your leisure, before a welcome dinner at local restaurant and an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Saigon
Meal included: dinner


Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Nam Cat Tien National Park 
Departing from Saigon by our private vehicle, we drive 160kms to Cat Tien National Park. In the afternoon, we do 8km trek through the Reserved Core Area. Also we have some time for birding along the trails. Return to the center for freshen up and dinner.  After dinner take a jeep and cruise in to the forest  for light-spotting, with any good luck we will spot some wild animals.  
Overnight in guest house in the Park.  
Meal included: breakfast, lunch,dinner


Day 3: Cat Tien: Trek to Crocodiles swamp - Dalat
Wake up early and take a walk, enjoy the nice songs of native birds. Have breakfast at 7:30 and prepare for another trek to see the Crocodiles swamp. You will be transported by vehicle to the trail head, then walk 5km of jungle trails to Crocodile Lake.  It is a large freshwater lake nestled deep in the middle of the national park. The water of the lake is so transparent that it reflects beautifully-shaped old trees and birds flying in the sky, making the lake and surroundings like a picturesque painting. Time to relax! when ready we trek 5km back to the vehicle and transfer back to headquarter for lunch.  We leave the park ini afternoon and take bus ride three hours to your Dalat. Arrived Dalat around sunset time.
Accommodation: 3**** hotel in Dalat 
Meal included: breakfast


Day 4: Dalat Countryside  Tour  
In the morning, you will enjoy fresh air on the way to elephant waterfall, one of the widest impresive waterfalls of Vietnam, impressive! roaring like thunder! We will continue to cross ta nung pass, enjoy the whole view of nam ban town and the mighty sight of huge jungle. Stop at coffee plantation visit weasel coffee workshop (civet coffee) : tasting coffee and learn about coffee making process. Then we visit the silk factory: to watch the silkworm rearing and the process of silk making. In the afternoon, we also visit the old railway station before enjoying cable car ride from Robin hill to Truc Lam meditation pagoda. Walking along the side of Paradise lake is also an experience not to be missed.
Accommodation: 3**** hotel in Dalat 
Meal included: breakfast


Day 5:  Dalat Full Day Trekking
reeking is a must do for your trip to Dalat. With your experienced guide, you will have a full day trek to discover rural villages, forest and mountain. Your guide will discuss with you, depending on your preferences. Decide together how long you would like to trek, our guide will plan a suitable trekking route for you. A picnic lunch will be served en route as well.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Dalat
Meal included: breakfast and picnic lunch


Day 6: Dalat fly to Danang/Hoi An
Have breakfast at your hotel and depart in time for flight to Danang. Upon arrival dalat airport, your guide will pick you up and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.  In the afternoon, You may spend the remainder of the day to relax and swim at hotel swimming pool. You could also take a visit to the colourful market with stalls brimming with local specialties including silk. You can get measured and fitted this afternoon and your new garments will be ready in 24hours. Accommodation:  hotel 3*** in Hoi An  Meal included: breakfast DAY 7:  HOI AN  Enjoy your time at leisure for Hoi An. We explore the countryside and waterways in and around Hoi An by boat and bicycle. It's five hour tour including lunch at a local family, unique basket boat ride in fishing village, emerald rice paddies and beautiful landscapes. Accommodation: hotel 3*** in Hoi An Meal included: breakfast and lunch
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Hoi An
Meal included: breakfast, dinner

 

Day 7, 8: HoiAn free time/optional tours

Enjoy your time at leisure for Hoi An. We explore the countryside and waterways in and around Hoi An by boat and bicycle. It's five hour tour including lunch at a local family, unique basket boat ride in fishing village, emerald rice paddies and beautiful landscapes.

Accommodation: Like hotel 3*** in Hoi An (2 double delux rooms)

Meal included: breakfast and lunch
 


Day 9: HoiAn-  Bach Ma nationalpark - Hue
Departing from Hoi An by our private vehicle, we drive 80 kms to Bach Ma National Park. Upon arrival into the park, we do a four-hour trek through the sub-tropical forest, taking us to the Ngu Ho and Do Quyen Waterfalls. The Ngu Ho, or Five-lakes Cascade, is a series of small waterfalls which crash down into pristine pools of clear water secluded under a canopy of foliage. Have picnic lunch en-route. After lunch we take a short transfer by car then walk to submit of 1450m above sea level, enjoy the spectacular views - the best spot for photo. Late afternoon travel by to private car to Hoi An. Admiring the picturesque views of sun set along the way back to Hoi An makes a great ending for the day. Arrive at your hotel in Hoi An around 6:30pm.
Accommodation: hotel 3*** in Hue
Meal included: breakfast and lunch


Day 10: Hue 
Today your guide will help to bring to life the history and modern day life surrounding the Perfume River. You will visit the historical royal tomb of King Tu Duc, and of course the important  Imperial Citadel (area of 52 km2), a must-see attraction for Vietnam. The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient city of Hue which was a capital of the Nguyen Dynasty for 143 years (from 1802 until 1945). For an hour you will also have opportunity walk and discover old Imperial City gates, royal palaces, Purple Forbidden City, Outer Court, Temples and places of worship to give you another view of this much loved city.
Accommodation: hotel 3*** in Hue
Meal included: breakfast and lunch


Day 11: Hue - Hanoi 
There will be time for some early morning birding before meeting up with the driver and transferring to Hue Airport for the lunchtime flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, you will transfer to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city before an overnight stay.
Accommodation: hotel 3*** in Hanoi
Meal included: breakfast  


Day 12: Hanoi - Ba Be National Park 
There will be time for some early morning birding before meeting up with the driver and transferring by road to Ba Be National Park, three hours north east of the capital.  The first national park to be established in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong is an area of limestone hills covered with large tracts of primeval rainforest. The fauna of Ba Be National Park is also very rich. You will have a boat trip a freshwater lake of Ba Bể Lake) along with surrounding limestone and lowland evergreen forests. You will stay overnight at local homestay in Ba Be National Park.
Accommodation: homestay in Ba Be national  park
Meal included: breakfast, dinner


Day 13: Ba Be National Park - Hanoi 
Have breakfast at the homestay, and prepare to visit the lovely Pac Ngoi Village where most Tay people live in traditional houses. You will hike to the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. In midmorning, visit to amazing Hua Ma cave and up onto a pass for amazing view of the terraced fields. Afternoon journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 17:30 DAY


Day 14: Hanoi Departure  
Have breakfast at the hotel, you are picked up intime and transferred to the airport for the departure flight.
Meal included: Breakfast

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