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9 Days Explore North & Central Of Vietnam

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9 days

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Daily Tour

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40 people

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English

Overview

Start in Hanoi and end in Hoi An! With the discovery tour 9 Days Discover North & Centre of Vietnam Package, you have a 9-day tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 4 other destinations in Vietnam. 9 Days Discover North & Centre of Vietnam Package includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

  • DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI
  • DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR 
  • DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY
  • DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI – TRAIN TO HUE
  • DAY 5: ARRIVAL HUE & FREE – EASY
  • DAY 6: HUE CITY TOUR – HOI AN
  • DAY 7: HOI AN WALKING TOUR
  • DAY 8: MARBLE MOUNTAIN – MY SON SANCTUARY – BOATING TRIP ON THU BON RIVER
  • DAY 9: DA NANG DEPARTURE
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • You will have a chance to enjoy a journey which brings both the remarkable experiences and a truly relaxing time in the magnificent nature. It is time to explore the unique beauty of each region in Vietnam, including North, Central, and South!
  • Let's say "HELLO" to Hoi An - one of the top 10 romantic paradises with an ancient and elegant appearance, which brings a peaceful feeling for couples.
  • A precious opportunity for you to fulfill your dream of discovery with three great cities in Vietnam! Hanoi brings the thousand-year-old beauty that makes your heart melted gently. You will find yourself overwhelmed with the ancient capital Hue with poetic spots. And Da Nang - the most livable city in Vietnam where you can relax together, spend time with your beloved ones and enjoy the peaceful seas here!
  • After the remarkable tours with experienced guides, you are free to explore Vietnam on your own and have a private space to relax.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Morning & Afternoon
Hello Vietnam! You will arrive at Noi Bai international airport, our driver will meet you up and drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi.

If you arrive early, let’s try your first sight of Hanoi by a half-day trip with our local -good volunteer guide exploring the Hanoi Old Quarter. You will have a chance to discover a cultural Hanoi Old Town with an ancient yet lively beauty with numerous shops and stores. Besides, if you choose to stay in Hanoi, especially at weekends, don’t forget to pay a visit to Hanoi Night Market and Hano walking area.

Note: This tour is free. However, if you use the tickets, entrance fees, you will pay your guide and you.
Night
You will be free on your first night in Hanoi or join some famous shows in Hanoi ( Chi phi tự túc)
Watch a Water Puppet Show - a one-of-a-kind performance happens to be on the water which is accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals. you cannot see anywhere else. ( every hours has one show within 1 hours) -
Price : from 4,3 $ /pax
Watch My Village Show - an hour-long of traditional show at the historic Hanoi Opera House. Watch acrobats, dancers, and jugglers bring a rural Vietnamese village to life on the stage as you hear live music on classic Vietnamese instruments. (Price: from 30,3 $ )
Accommodation
3 stars hotel in the Old quarter for 1 night

Transportation
Private airport transfer ( new car - AC)

Meals
There is no meal serving today. Flexibly

Attractions
Dong Xuan market
St. Joseph Cathedral
Bach Ma temple
Train street

Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Morning
Get ready for a new day after breakfast at your hotel. Let’s spend time to explore a 1000-year-old capital city of Vietnam in modern life today!
Indeed, there are many ways to discover Hanoi, such as solo trip or shared group tour, but we believe that you should try at least once Hanoi tour with a local volunteer guide. They are the young students in the colleges and universities in Hanoi, and they represent an energetic generation of Vietnam!
You will start your trip by wandering around Hoan Kiem lake and listen to its legend.
The next destination is Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex with some famous attractions like the Mausoleum, stilt house and One pillar pagoda. Then, you will visit the Temple of literature as the first University in Hanoi.
Afternoon
You will stop at some traditional eateries to have lunch with Bun Cha, Pho or other foods.
Then take a taxi to pay a visit to Hoa Lo prison that you can see the brutality of the French during the war, and the humanity of Vietnamese government to American pilots.
Night
You will have free time in Hanoi, you can refer some below
Cooking class with local chef instructs you to cook some Vietnamese cuisines within 2-3 hours ( Price from 39$/pax)
Street food tour - trying 5 tasted meals by walking around the old quarter ( Price from 20$/pax)
Cyclo tour surrounding the old quarter by an hour ( from 12$/pax)
Accommodation
Hotel in Hanoi Old quarter

Transportation
On foot

Meals
Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner will be covered by yourself

Attractions:
Hoan Kiem lake
Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex: Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda ( 40.000 VND ~ 2 USD)
Temple of literature ( 30.000 VND ~ 1.2 USD)
Hoa Lo Prison ( 30.000 VND ~ 1.2 USD).

Day 3: Halong : Overnight cruise trip
Day 3: Halong : Overnight cruise trip

Morning
The next day, we will travel to Ha Long, the impressive World’s heritage site. However, be prepared to spend more than the average budget. The reason is tourism service will mainly be cruise-based. It’s luxury but it’s proved to be worthy.
It takes about 4 hours to get to Halong from Hanoi .Halong Bay consists of nearly 2000 islands and islets as well as magnificent cave systems. Therefore, tourists can relax and immerse into picturesque view and the breathtaking beauty of mountainous and sea scenery.
Afternoon
You will go inside Sung Sot cave – one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Then, the boat keeps cruising and the fishing village appears with its unique way of life.
Ti Top island is located about 14 kilometers to the east of Bai Chay tourist harbor. It has a beach that is shaped like a crescent moon and known for its tranquillity and beautiful still blue waters. The sands of the beach have been dyed white by the ocean’s surf creating a perfect picture of paradise. You will have a chance to get a great panoramic view from the top of the island and swim here.
Appreciating a delicious Vietnamese cuisine in a dinner under the the light of a thousand of stars and be charmed with the fabulous 360-degree panoramic view of the bay
Night
Appreciating a delicious Vietnamese cuisine in a dinner under the the light of a thousand of stars and be charmed with the fabulous 360-degree panoramic view of the bay
Enjoy some sport games on boat or go squid fishing with others.
Accommodation
Private Cruise’s cabin ( Shared cabin will be available )

Transportation
Shared Shuttle bus or D-car Limousine
Cruise

Meals
Breakfast
Lunch, Dinner

Attractions:
Sung Sot Cave
Ti Top island
Islets
Fishing village

Day 4: Second day in Halong Bay - Sleeping Train to Hue
Day 4: Second day in Halong Bay - Sleeping Train to Hue

Morning & Afternoon
Wake up and enjoy the sunset on Halong Bay - a peaceful and amazing view from your cruise.
Kayaking is very easy for everyone at all levels and ages. Our expert and experienced guide dedicatedly instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to discover magnificent beauty of Halong Bay.
After an hour exploration, we will return to the cruise for relaxation for a while. You will do check out the cruise then, you will know how to make simple Vietnamese dishes in Cooking class. Enjoy your lunch time then back to Hanoi.
Night
You will have free time in Hanoi, you can refer some below
Have a dinner at a good restaurant in Hanoi ( pay by yourself ) that we can help you book a table in advance. Some good ones are Madame Hien; Madam Yen, Red Bean,... ( from 15 USD/pax)
Relaxing after transfer on a long way from Halong with the massage service. Some highly recommended spa as MF Spa, Oriental Spa or Serene Spa ( Price from 7 USD/pax)
Get to the train station by picking up by our driver . Train to Hue from 22:20p.m

Accommodation
Deluxe Cabin on Train ( share)

Transportation
Shared shuttle bus
Private car to the train station

Meals
Breakfast
Lunch

Attractions:
Ba Hang
Islets

Day 5: Arrival in Hue - Free & Easy
Day 5: Arrival in Hue - Free & Easy

You will arrive Hue at noon by 11a.m then head to the hotel for check - in .
Your free time in a half day in Hue City.
Afternoon & Night:
You will cover by yourself, you can refer below:
Visiting surrounding the city by cyclo - Cyclo runs slowly across roads, citadels, streets, rivers ( 7usd/pax/hour)
Walking street - Nguyen Chieu ( Free)- you can have your own dinner here ( from 3$/pax)
Admire artwork at XQ Co Do ( Free) - at No.27 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Release Lanterns on Perfume River ( 1$/hour/boattrip/pax + 0,3$/single lantern)
Explore Hue citadel at night
Join a foodie tour in Hue city by scooter ( from 48$/pax)

Accommodation
Hotel in Hue

Transportation
Train

Meals
Flexibly

Day 6: Hue city tour - Transfer to Hoi An
Day 6: Hue city tour - Transfer to Hoi An

Morning
Check out hotel and leave the luggages at the receiption.
Thanh Toan Bridge (Tile-roofed bridge)- an arched wooden bridge, a rare and the most aesthetically valuable bridge among those of Vietnam. Here you get a chance to learn a local life when you visit Local Market in countryside.
Minh Mang Tomb – considered as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into the nature surroundings.
Khai Dinh Tomb – which is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture
Afternoon
Citadel – Imperial city is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty
Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) – the oldest pagoda in Hue city. Then get on a dragon boat cruise back to the city.
Private car drop you off at Hoi An ancient town, you will pass Lang Co beach and Hai Van pass.
Night in Hoi An
Free and easy by yourself
Accommodation
Hotel in Hoi An

Transportation
Shared shuttle bus
Private car from Hue to Hoi An

Meals
Breakfast
Lunch

Attractions:
Thanh Toan Bridge
Minh Mang Tomb
Khai Dinh Tomb
Citadel
Thien Mu Pagoda
Perfume River
Boating

Day 7 - Hoi An Walking Tour a half day
Day 7 - Hoi An Walking Tour a half day

Morning
Step backward through a town steeped in maritime, religious and cultural history on the Hoi An Half Day Walking Tour. We take you around the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An, along its wide boulevards and small alleys, where colorful lanterns flutter between vivid yellow and orange walls that house relics of a long and interesting trading history.
Allow our guide to take you around some of Hoi An’s 22 Old Town attractions; some fantastically preserved pieces of history from when Hoi An was a vital stop on the maritime Silk Road between Europe and China. The guide will explain the history of Hoi An through the places that you visit, many of which have very little English information and can only be fully appreciated through use of a guide. Learn of Hoi An’s culmination of hundreds of years of multi-cultural history, dating back to the 15th century, that has left indelible marks on the town in its architecture, religion, food and beyond.
Afternoon & Night
You will have free time in Hanoi, you can refer some below
Riding bicycle around the town , you can rent bikes at your hotel ( Price from 3$/bike/day)
Join the cooking class Hoi An Spring Roll, Green Papaya Salad with chicken and shrimp, Hoi An Pancake ( Banh Xeo) with pork and prawns, Chicken curry, Grill clam,Stir Morning glory with garlic. (Price from 30$/pax)
Join the street food tour by walking around the town ( Price from 29$/pax)
Night market in the old town
Boating trip on Thu Bon river ( 5$/15 minutes/pax)

Accommodation
Hotel in Hoi An

Transportation
On Foot

Meals
Breakfast ( Hotel)

Attractions & Activities
Japanese Covered Bridge
Old House of Tan Ky
Phuc Kien Assembly Hall
Market
Local life

Day 8: Hoi An - Marble Mountain - My Son sanctuary - Thu Bon River Cruise back Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An - Marble Mountain - My Son sanctuary - Thu Bon River Cruise back Hoi An

Morning
Wake up and have a breakfast at your hotel. You will be collected by a shared shuttle bus with tour guide and depart for Marble Mountain. You will visit five marble and limestone mountains, named after the five elements of the ancient oriental philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire and earth, Huyen Khong Caves and Paradise Cave (including 2-way lift). After that, you will visit the Stone Carving Village.
Afternoon
Continue to My Son, known as the Valley of Kings, and once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom. See a traditional dance performance before taking a walking tour to the Cham ruins.
Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip on the Thu Bon River, passing Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu, Kim Bong carpentry village and Cam Thanh coconut village. The boat trip ends in the old town.
Night
You will have free time in Hanoi, you can refer some below
Have a dinner at a good restaurant in Hoian( pay by yourself ) that we can help you book a table in advance. Some good ones are Tra Que garden, Ngon Villa Hoian, Temple restaurant... ( from 15 -20 USD/pax)
Hoi An memories show - Hoi An impression Theme Park ( from 27$/pax)

Accommodation
Hotel in Hoi An

Transportation
Shared shuttle bus

Meals
Breakfast ( Hotel)
Lunch ( Tour)

Attractions & Activities
Marble Mountain : Huyen Khong cave and Paradise cave
Stone Carving village
My Son sanctuary
Watching Champa dance
Boat Trip on Thu Bon river.

Day 9: Hoi An departure
Day 9: Hoi An departure

The last day is your leisure time, maybe go shopping around the old town get some souvenirs for friends, family. Get to the airport.

Transportation
Private car to the airport

Meals
Breakfast

Included/Exclude

  • 2 nights at the hotel 3 stars in the Hanoi Old Quarter, 1 night on cruise in Halong Bay, 1 night at the hotel 3* in Hue city and 3 nights at the hotel 3* in Hoi An
  • Shared transportations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Private Airport transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Shared cabin AC from Hanoi to Hue
  • Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners as indicated in the itinerary ( Vegetarian need to be requested)
  • Professional tour guide speaking English
  • All entrance fees, tickets
  • 1 mineral bottle water/pax/day
  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off only in the Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoi An ancient town
  • Beverages
  • Pick up and Drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Check-in earlier 14 p.m and Check out later 12 p.m
  • Visa stamp
  • Personal expenses and those not clearly mentioned as included
  • Air- tickets

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Excluded other service
Watch a Water Puppet Show - a one-of-a-kind performance happens to be on the water which is accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals.
Watch My Village Show - an hour-long of traditional show at the historic Hanoi Opera House.
Cooking class with local chef instructs you to cook some Vietnamese cuisines within 2-3 hours
Street food tour - trying 5 tasted meals by walking around the old quarter
Vincom Centre Ba Trieu or Trang Tien Plaza or Lotte Department
Massage services
Cyclo tour within an hour
Have a dinner at a good restaurant in Hoian( pay by yourself ) that we can help you book a table in advance. Some good ones are Tra Que garden, Ngon Villa Hoian, Temple restaurant... ( from 15 -20 USD/pax)
Hoi An memories show - Hoi An impression Theme Park ( from 27$/pax)
Riding bicycle around the town, you can rent bikes at your hotel ( Price from 3$/bike/day)
Join the cooking class Hoi An Spring Roll, Green Papaya Salad with chicken and shrimp, Hoi An Pancake ( Banh Xeo) with pork and prawns, Chicken curry, Grill clam, Stir Morning glory with garlic. (Price from 30$/pax)
Join the street food tour by walking around the town ( Price from 29$/pax)
Night market in the old town
Boating trip on Thu Bon river ( 5$/15 minutes/pax)
Visiting surrounding the city by cyclo - Xích lô chạy từ từ băng qua những con đường, những thành quách, phố xá dòng sông ( 7usd/pax/hour)
Walking street - Nguyen Chieu ( Free)- you can have your own dinner here ( from 3$/pax)
Admire artwork at XQ Co Do ( Free) - at No.27 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Release Lanterns on Perfume River ( 1$/hour/boat trip/pax + 0,3$/single lantern)
Explore Hue citadel at night
Join a foodie tour in Hue city by scooter ( from 48$/pax)

Note: You can contact with us directly before or when you join the tour to arrange the service you wanna join. The additional fee will be settled before using the service.
Children Policies
Children under 4 years old: Free of charge
Children from 4 - 10 years old: 75%
2 adults can bring maximum of 2 children under 11 years old, the 3rd child will be charged 100% of the fee
In the case that a child is accompanied by only one adult, that child will be charged as an adult
Cancellation
Cancellation received before 30 days: Free of charge with hotel/accommodations, tours of day trip or overnight trip, train/bus tickets, rental car.
Cancellation received from 20 days – 29 days: 10% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation. Free of charge with tours of day trip or overnight trip, train/bus tickets, rental car.
Cancellation received from 16 days – 19 days: 50% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation and train tickets. Free of charge with tours of day trip or overnight trip, bus tickets, rental car.
Cancellation received from 4-15 days: 100% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation, train tickets, overnight trips. Free of charge with tours of day trip, bus tickets, rental car.
Cancellation received less than 4 days prior arrival date: 100% of the total rate of hotel/accommodation, train tickets, overnight trips, day trips, bus tickets, rental car.

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