winding road along Vietnam's coastline connecting the country's
important cities and towns has borne witness to many twists
and turns in her recent history. Built in the 18th century
by Vietnamese foot soldiers and mandarins, it was called mandarin
route. From the hectic traffic and fast business pace of Hochiminh
City to pristine beaches in Phan Thiet,
Nha Trang, Danang...and historical sites in Qui Nhon, Hoi
An, Hue and Hanoi, the mandarin route will be with you wherever
you go. You will set foot on a maiden expanse of land between
Dong Hoi and Ninh Binh where you wil find the local people
and landscape exotic beyond your imagination. Sixteen days
of travelling along this backbone route will give you an opportunity
to tell your friends that "I have been there and have
learnt about Vietnam".
HoChiMinh (L )
Arrive at TanSonNhat airport. Meet and transfer to hotel.
Visit the most exciting crowded city: Unification Palace Thong
Nhat, Maria Cathedral, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, China town, Thien
Hau pagoda, Cho lon market. Boat trip along HoChiMinh city
river with live music.Overnight at hotel. Day 2: HoChiMinh city - MyTho ( B, L)
Departure to My Tho. Visit VinhTrang pagoda (ancient Cham
culture), boat cruise in Mekong river to Thoi Son islet. Stroll
through verdant orchards, sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks
and meeting with peasants at local home. Return to HoChiMinh
city.Overnight at hotel. Day 3: HoChiMinh city - DaLat ( B, L)
Coach trip to Da Lat, stopover to visit BaoLoc silk factory
and Ga village of K`ho ethnic with traditional weaving brocade. Overnight at hotel. Day 4: DaLat - Nha Trang ( B, L)
Visit DaLat market, King Bao Dai palace and some other architectures
of DaLat. Leave for NhaTrang with Prenn waterfall. Stopover
at NgoanMuc pass and Po Klong Giarai Cham Tower. Overnight
at hotel. Day 5: NhaTrang ( B, L)
Visit the Tropical Marine park, boat cruise to visit Tri Nguyen
Aquarium, HonTam islet, sunbathing. Visit Yersin Museum, Po
Nagar Cham Tower.Overnight at hotel. Day 6: Nha Trang - BuonMeThuot ( B, L)
Leave for BuonMeThuot. Visit Jarai ethnic village, Highlands
Minorities Museum, central market. Overnight at White horse
hotel. Day 7: BuonMeThuot-Lac Lake -Pleiku ( B, L)
Full day visit the Lac lake and enjoy elephants working, ridding,
Drai Sap waterfall , then transfer to Pleiku. Overnight at
Pleiku. Day 8: Pleiku-Hoian ( B, L)
Leave for HoiAn. Stopover in Pleiku to visit Giarai village,
enjoy welknown Cham Towers: Silver Tower, Bronze Tower, Chien
Dan Tower. Overnight at hotel. Day 9: Hoi An-DaNang-Hue ( B, L)
Visit HoiAn ancient city. Coach trip to Da Nang. Visit Cham
museum, Ngu Hanh Son mountain. Across the steep & winding
Hai Van Pass to Hue.Overnight
Day 10: Hue ( B, L)
Boat cruise on the Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda,
King Minh Mang`s Tomb. Visit Dai Noi Imperial Citadel and
King Tu Duc`s Tomb. Floating dinner with Hue folk song. Overnight
at hotel. Day 11: Hue-Hanoi ( B, L
fly to Hanoi. Pick up at the airport. Transfer to Classic
hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. Free time. Overnight at
12: Hanoi -HoaBinh-SonLa (
to SonLa with stopover to visit the MaiChau area, continue
to MocChau. Visit YenChau on the way. Overnight at hotel.
13: SonLa - DienBienPhu (
the centre market, SonLa mansion. Continue to DienBienPhu.
Visit the DienBien market. Overnight at hotel.
14: DienBienPhu - LaiChau - PhongTho ( B, L)
the DienBien museum, Elianne hill, De Castrie cellar. Coach
trip to LaiChau, Phong Tho, stopover to visit the Thai, Meo
village along the way. Overnight at hotel.
15: PhongTho-Sapa ( B, L)
for Sapa a welknown resort in Vietnam. Stopover to visit some
ethnic villages on the way. Overnight at hotel.
16: Sapa ( B, L)
the Meo and Red Dao in Sapa, Sapa market, Dragon Head mountain
. Overnight at hotel.. .
17: Sapa-Lao Cai-Hanoi ( B, L)
to Hanoi. Visit beauty spots along the way. Overnight at hotel.
18: Hanoi - HaiPhong-Ha Long ( B, L)
to Ha Long Bay - the World Heritage granted by UNESCO in 1994.
Stopover to visit Flower market, Trang Kenh temple, Du Hang
pagoda and Woollen Carpet Trang Kenh factory. Overnight at
19: Ha Long - Hanoi ( B, L)
trip through majestic Ha Long Bay. Enjoy beautiful landscape
of Ha Long naturally formed by islands and islets, explore
natural caves or sunbathing. Return Hanoi. Overnight at hotel.
20: Hanoi ( B, L)
Ho Chi Minh`s mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh museum, One Pillar pagoda,
Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam (built
in 1070), Ngoc Son temple and 36 old streets. Overnight at
21: Hanoi ( B, L)
before coach transfer to airport for departure.
All prices quoted in USD per person valid 30 Dec 2016
(Except chistmas 24 Dec 16 & New year 31 Dec 2016 )