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Tour of Vietnam

NOTE:Suggested tours for Photography with Chuck Kuhn. You pick the dates and I will arrange tour. This will be a hands on photo trip, not more than 12 people. The pricing will too follow.
NOTE: Just received confirmation on Cambodia addition of 16 day tour. DETAILS and pricing on REQUEST.

Planned tour, We will arrange all Visa's and Flights within Vietnam. Included in our service are:-
- Accommodation ( included home stay fees) with daily breakfast at hotel mentioned
- Tour with local ENGLISH speaking guide (no guide on free days and drop-off)
- Transfer services in a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Domestic airfares and tax (fare may be changed without prior notice, depend on fuel price)
- Private Junk for overnight in Halong bay, AC 4 berths cabin train Hanoi – Lao Cai
- All entrance fees
- Meals as the indication at local restaurants (Half board basic)
- A bottle of fresh water each person per day tour (on car only)
- Vietnamese visa arrangement fee (Visa on Arrival Approval 408 963 3694

Proposal to: Photographer Group (non-photographers Welcomed)

Nationality: America

Guide: English Speaking Guide





16 days - 15 nights
Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi - Mekong Delta – Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay - Sapa

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival (D)
You are welcome by our guide at Tan Son Nhat airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city for freshen up. After freshen up, free to discover the city by your self or relax, enjoy the welcome dinner with us ( this dinner will depend on your arrival time) and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B/L)
In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit Cu Chi tunnel. Back to Ho Chi Minh city for lunch. In the afternoon, visit War Museum, Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Free (B)
After breakfast, you will have whole day free time in Ho Chi Minh city, own arrangement and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho Home stay (B/L/D)
Our car will pick up at your hotel in early morning. Upon arrival at My Tho, cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) and stop over a garden restaurant at a local house for Vietnamese lunch. The motorized boat cruise more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee - keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, see round a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. Then transferring to Can Tho. Dinner and Homestay.
Day 5: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City – Ha Noi (B/L)
Starts from Ninh Kieu boat quay, we cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. A chance to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Have lunch at local restaurant before coming back to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight to Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 6: Hanoi (B,L)
Today we would like to show you the major cultural sites around Hanoi city. The first visit to Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature & the first university in Vietnam) then we go to Ba Dinh Square for visiting Uncle Ho’s (Ho Chi Minh President) Mausoleum, His Residence area, and one Pillar pagoda nearby. Next site is Quan Thanh temple and Tran Quoc pagoda. In the afternoon, we will visit the largest and most interesting Museum of Vietnam Ethnology, then go back to the Old quarter for shopping. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Free (B)
Whole day free time in Hanoi to discover Hanoi by your self, own arrangement and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi - Ha Long (B, L, D)
About 8.30 am, pick up you at your hotel in Hanoi depart for Ha Long city, about 3 hours drive away. Short break on half way upon request. Upon arrival, transfer to a private boat for a cruise around Ha Long Bay and enjoy a delicious local seafood lunch served on board.
The cruise will take you by exotic is let with Dog island, incense urn, Sail island which are natural of formed by process of erosion between the see water and mountain . Arrive Surprise cave and explore by Kayaking paddle to Luon Cave is a Thrusts through a mountain’s foot and leads to exotic mountains covered by dense Jungle. Around 19 pm having seafood dinner. Overnight on board inside a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere in Luon cave area. Overnight on boat.

Day 9 : Ha Long bay (B, L, D)
A new day wake you up with joys and emotion in the early morning for watching sunrise on sea. And then have breakfast, continue Kayaking exploration paddle from Luon cave toward islet in shape of Tortoise man’s Lead, Cua Van fishing village. Have lunch on board. And then paddle to there tunnels lake. Cruise back to Surprise cave (Sung Sot cave). Having dinner at 19.00. Then fishing - reading and overnight on the boat.
Day 10 : Ha Long - Hanoi - Train(B, L)
In the morning kayaking around the stunning Ha Long bay, enjoying Sunrise before returning to the junk. Cruising to Ha Long harbor and have lunch on board before disembarking.
In the afternoon drive back Hanoi with crossing Dong Trieu Ceramic Village or Phu Lang Ceramic Village (optional). Arrive in Hanoi by 17.00 pm. You will have the dinner by your self in Hanoi before be driven to Hanoi Train station. Overnight on train to Sapa.

Day 11: Sapa – Cat Cat (B)

Arrive early in Lao cai at 06 00 am, Pick up by car and transfer directly to Sapa, having breakfast at a local restaurant, then visit Cat Cat, Free time after for photo taking around Sapa. Overnight in hotel in Sapa.

Day 12: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (L, B, D)

After breakfast, take a short drive to Lao Chai Village of Black H’Mong minority, we trek through Muong Hoa Valley with many beautiful sceneries to Ta Van village home of Dzay minority. Lunch in box, dinner & spend the night in local house of Dzay minority.

Day 13: Tavan – Ban Ho( B,L,D)

Breakfast with villagers, continue trekking down valley to Ban Ho by both walking and by car, You will find an amazing picturesque of the Northwest of Vietnam with many ethnic groups ( hill tribes) living there, taste the experience of daily life in the mountainous area. Dinner and home stay in Ban Ho village.

Day 14: Ban Ho – Sapa – Bac Ha (L, B, D)

Wake up early in the morning at 06:00 am, take the trek back to the car stop, drive back to Sapa twon for fast breakfast, Transfer directly to Bac Ha, Visit Colorful Sunday Market ( Only on Sunday) after that, lunch at local restaurant, After lunch, driver back to Lao Cai for our train trip to Hanoi. Train at 20.15 pm. Overnight on train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 15: Hanoi - Relax (B)
Pick up at Hanoi train station at 05:30 am, transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. Free time for your own explore Hanoi. After that, we move you to the hotel we booked at 13:00 ( Because check in time is 14:00) and check in, relax with your own arrangement and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 16: Hanoi City – Departure – Ho Chi Minh city (B)
After breakfast, Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure to Ho Chi Minh city to connect with flight back home.

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