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guide will come and see you at your hotel, take a soft walk to a local hub to
try some specialties such as Nem Lui (spring roll), bánh Bèo (Beo cake) &
bánh Nậm (Nam cake).
a light meal, we continue with our walking tour to discover Hue Imperial city
slowly through the night market, situated by the south bank of Perfume river,
to the Phu Xuan bridge and take a cross over the river to the north area. Entering one of the gates of the Imperial
City and stop in front of Ngọ Môn Quan (the South gate of the Citadel) for a
while, the magnificent beauty of the Citadel at night will surely make you
jaw-dropping. Spending around 1,5 hours for walking inside to learn about the
history and chances to witness the shows performing the daily life in the old
visiting the citadel, continue to explore Hue cuisine with Banh Khoai (Pancake)
at Thượng Tứ Gate, one of 10 entrances to the Citadel. Indulging yourself a bit
more with delicious dessert called Chè Huế (Hue sweet soup) before walking back
to your hotel or stop by a bar for some bottles of beer on your discretion.
We start the Hue
Food Tour by taking cyclo with others friends from your hotel to
cross over the historical bridge Trang Tien to visit the colorful Dong Ba
market where you can see a lot of ingredients for making Hue local
foods and explore the business life of the local. Then, continue
getting cyclo along busy streets to explore the daily life and ride around the
royal palace and take pictures at beautiful Hue sites and listen to their
stories. With Hue Food Tour by Cyclo , you also have
chance to visit the Ho Chi Minh memorial house at 112 Mai Thuc Loan St., Hue
city where Ho Chi Minh lived with his family from 1895 to 1901. And during the
tour, we will stop at many famous street restaurants to enjoy a lot of Hue
local foods, such as: Hue Pancake (banh khoai), Hue
beef vermicelli soup (bun bo Hue), Filtered tapioca
dumplings (banh bot loc), literally water fern cake (banh beo), steamed
shrimp rice cake ( ban nam ) andSticky
rice dumplings on a fried dumpling (banh ram it). Drop you off at
the hotel or at Hue night market for shoping, photography or sightseeing.
Walking on foot to your hotel
tour is designed to allow you to explore more about typical life with garden
houses in rural areas. This full-day tour lunch and a cruise along the Perfume
River. 8:00am: pick
you up at your hotel and get started biking to Toa Kham boat landing, take a
nice Dragon boat trip up to Perfume river. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda built in 1601
between a river and a pine forest is one of the oldest and prettiest pagodas in
the country. After that, cycle to The
Citadel Complex of Hue, set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now
one among the relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage. Keep biking to the villages, on
the green shaded roads, passing by the communal houses along the rivers, canals
and through the rice fields to head to Thanh Toan bridge and the agricultural museum. Walk around the
village to see the local market. On the way back to city, stop to have lunch at
Thanh Toan eco restaurant, walking around the garden to see many kind of local
fruits, vegetable or chatting with local people to learn more about their life.
Riding back to the city, tour the end at hotel around 3PM.
8:00 AM, local guide will pick up you at your
hotel, get started biking around the Citadel and stop at Truc Chi garden. This
morning you have opportunity to understand the process of formation and
development of Truc Chi – a very special type of paper made from bamboo pulp.
With the raw materials are carefully prepared
by Truc Chi team and the dedicated guidance of artist here, you can chose 1 of
2 handmade works the complete the nicely artwork by yourself.
Truc Chi team will help you pack your own
artwork and you can keep for your loved people as unique gift. Bid farewell to
your host family after 4 hours experience and learn the important works using
After lunch time, keep biking to the the
villages, on the green shaded roads, passing by the communal houses along the
rivers, canals and thru’ the rice fields to head Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge, visit Agricultural museum, walk
around the village to see local market... (Row
the boat with the villager on Nhu Y River to enjoy spectaculars scenery and
explore how they catch the fish by using some old tools such as fishing trap,
casting net will be optional activities before biking back to the hotel)
This tour is arranged
to let you explore more of Vietnam life with the effected of Royal life and
learn how to cook some traditional Vietnamese dishes.
Morning: Our guide and driver will see
you at your hotel, transfer to boat landing and start “Hue full day trip with
cooking class” by boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - one of
the oldest and most beautiful pagodas in Hue. Then visit the beautiful Imperial Citadel, a World Cultural
Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993. Here we will see the Imperial City and
Forbidden City, the home of previous Emperors. Enjoy the various palaces,
ornate halls, libraries, residences, colleges, Flag Tower and Noon Gate.
away from the hustle and bustle of the city, transfer to Thanh Toan
village was founded in 1741 by some military officials under King Le Thanh Tong
on reclaiming the southern land of Dai Viet Kingdom. Throughout its history,
the village has many of its shrines, and the ancestral houses of local
families. Stop at Thanh Toan eco restaurant for welcome drink and cooking class
with our chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese
special foods. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.
Afternoon: Visit Thanh Toan Bridge – one
of the most valuable ancient bridges in Vietnam, was recognized as national
heritage in 1990 and Agriculture tools museum – this is a unique community
museum in Vietnam where you find a full set of farming and fishing tools
together with many interesting stories of rural village life. Last top for Hue
full day tour and cooking class will be Khai Dinh tomb - that may be
symptomatic of the decline of Vietnamese culture during the colonial era.
Unlike Hue’s other tombs, the grandiose concrete structure, built between 1920
and 1931, is a synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. Even the stone
faces of the mandarin honor guards are endowed with a mixture of both features.
Tour the end at your hotel.
At 8am, our guide and driver pick you
up at your hotel. Our first stop today will be Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people. After that
take a boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda
– A historic pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River in Hue, Vietnam. Apart
from their scenic riverside and hilltop location, the Thien Mu Pagoda and its
environs are also rich in history, standing witness to almost four hundred
years of tumultuous nation-building in Vietnam. Transfer back to the center of
Hue city to continue the tour.
massive Kinh Thanh Citadel is the most well known and iconic site
in Hue. Begun in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long, it is actually a sprawling complex
comprised of the Imperial City, several museums, lakes, and lovely gardens, all
laid out in a series of concentric circles. We also visit the Forbidden Purple
City, originally built in the early 1800s for the personal use of the emperor
and staffed by eunuchs who posed no threat to the royal concubines. Our last
stop this morning is Hue Royal Antiques Museum – a collection of ornaments from
the Nguyen Dynasty.
Minh Mang Tomb has an air of
magnificence and formality, and its architectural design harmoniously blends
with its natural surroundings. Last stop today will be Khai Dinh Tomb that may be symbolic of
the decline of Vietnamese culture during the colonial era. Unlike Hue’s other
tombs, the grandiose concrete structure, built between 1920 and 1931, is a
synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. Even the stone faces of the
mandarin honor guards are endowed with a mixture of both features. Tour finish
at about 5pm at your Hotel.
Thanh Tan hotspring has now been an incredible place not only with their natural hot stream come directly from underground but also with adventurous feeling from Zipline and Highwire, a coorporated product between Thanh Tan and Altus, French company whose expertise is in constructing adventurous games. Having a dream of flying like a bird, free hanging Highwire is absolutely for you. You’ ll be sliding down from the height of 45,5 m on Ma Yen hill to the ground. With the total length of 560m, this Zipline broke the Vietnam Record for the longest free hanging uninterrupted Zipline all over the country. Highwire requires high attention from player to overcome obstacles such walking on the wooden planks, swinging on the rope, crossing the net bridge, keeping balance on small wooden blocks and passing the one-wire -rope bridge. It is designed rather easy for your whole family to join with 3 different levels. So gear yourself up for an amazing adventure. Games limited to people who don’t have any issue with cardiovascular diseases, blood pressure, or any other serious illness which might cause danger during the game. Program : After the pick up from your hotel in Hue, you will be transfered to Thanh Tan hotspring. You will be welcomed by friendly staff to enjoy services they offer. Experts will give you a briefing before experiencing Highwire and Zipline. You can immerse yourself in the hot water after that or do your own trekking to find wild stream in the forrest or wild birds and animals to watch. You will have lunch in the restaurant and other services such as spa and massage are available on request. Departure to head back to Hue city in the afternoon.
DAY 1: HA NOI - HA LONG (L,D)
07:45 - 08:30 Tour guide and shuttle bus of Ha Long Dragon Cruise pick you up then take 3.5 hour scenic drive to
Ha Long city. Have a break 20 minutes en-route to free your legs.
12:15 Embark Bai Chay harbor, get transferred to Dragon Cruise by a tender and enjoy a welcome drink.
13:00 Receive a cruise briefing. Savor delicious lunch while cruising among wonderful limestone island.
14:30 Stop at Ti Top Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.
15:30 Do kayaking among hidden parts and around Bo Nau cave to discover mysterious beauty of Ha Long.
16:30 Experiencing unforgettable memory passing through “tunnel cave” on a bamboo boat to a secluded lake.
18:00 Take part in a “cooking class” on board making some special dishes with our chef then enjoy it.
17:30 Drop anchor in calm water area and enjoy some local wine, fruits on the sundeck at sunset.
19:00 Have a delectable dinner in cozy restaurant of Dragon Cruise in the middle of Ha Long.
20:00 Entertain evening by karaoke singing or try your luck doing squid-fishing. Overnight on Dragon Cruise.
DAY 2: HA LONG – HANOI (B,L)
07:00 Start your new day with complimentary tea and coffee served, photograph magnificent pictures.
07:30 Have breakfast on board, get your cameras ready then go off boat.
08:00 Visit Sung Sot “amazing” cave, the most beautiful with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites.
09:30 Check out your cabin. Relax on sundeck for sun-bathing, photo hunting while sailing back to the harbor.
11:30 Leave Dragon Cruise, have a short rest and take a bus drive to a local restaurant for lunch.
13:30 Say goodbye to Ha Long bay then return to Hanoi. Have a rest en-route again to free your legs.
17:30 Get dropped off at your hotel. Tour ends.
+ 2 people share one cabin.
+ Single supplement: extra 800,000 VND (If you travel alone and request your own cabin).
+ Itinerary is subject to be changed without prior notice due to bad weather: possible strong wind, cyclone, fog…
+ Bring your passport with valid visa (a must), insect repellent, hat or umbrella, swimsuits, cash…
After your hotel pick up around 7am, you will be driven to Quang Tri Province. You will travel along Route 9 to visit Camp Carroll where the whole regiment of the South surrendered the NVA in 1972, the Rockpile - an American observation-post on top of the mountain, then Dakrong Bridge – Ho Chi Minh Trail, the legendary road bringing men and supply to the South in the war time. Then, you will visit a Bru minority village, Khe Sanh Combat Base - US Marine base in 1968, site of the most controversial battle in the Vietnam War.
After your lunch in Dong Ha, you will visit Doc Mieu Fire Base – the first and closest fire base of the South with big guns where they can shell the North from there and became the “magic eye” of the McNamara Line in 1967, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai river at the 17th parallel used to divide Vietnam into the North and the South, Vinh Moc Tunnel, underground wonder expressing the will and determination of the local people staying there to keep the land under frequent air-raids and bombardments.
Morning: our Cyclo team will pick you up from your hotel and take a circle tour around Imperial city. Check out at the central Flag tower, then take a walking tour to discover Imperial & Forbidden city with: South Gate, Thai Hoa Harmony Supreme, the Royal Theater, The Mieu Temple, Nine Dynasty Urns…Continue with Cyclo tour to Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city. Return to the city by Dragon boat trip before transferring to Local restaurant for having lunch.
Afternoon: this afternoon tour will gives you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. Visit tomb of Emperor Tu Duc - not only one of the most beautiful works of the Nguyen dynasty, but it is also romantic scenery of mounts and lakes. After that Continue to visit Khai Đinh's tomb, the tomb has many elements of Western architecture. In fact, of all the tombs, Khai Dinh's probably least resembles oriental architecture. The tour finished at your hotel.
Chan May Port is located in the south-east corner of Thua Thien-Hue Province in Loc Vinh commune, Phu Loc district, Vietnam. It is operated by the Management Board of Chan May-Lang Co Economics Zone.
Ownership of the Chan May Port may be assumed by the Vinashin Group in early 2008.
The port was used in 2006 as an assembly yard for Rio Tinto Alcan’s G3 Project, where mining modules were assembled and loaded out on the newly constructed wharf to the mine in Australia’s Northern Territory state.
Chan May Port is mainly used for the wood chip industry. Occasionally, luxury cruise liners berth at Chan May as the port is located between the main tourist locations of Hue City and Hoi An. There currently are no passenger facilities at Chan May Port.
Am: At 7:00 am when the cruise ship land in Chan May Port, our guide and driver welcome you and transfer you to Hue city. On arrival you will make a boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. The scenery along the river gives you a comfortable feeling among nature. Visit Thien Mu pagoda and learn more of Buddhism at the most ancient one in Hue city. Next is the time for visiting the Citadel where has many constructions of Royal Palace still remain original architecture including Five Phoenix Towers, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine urn Dynasties, royal theater, etc. Have lunch at restaurant to taste Hue special foods.
Pm: This afternoon you continue your journey to get discovery at Tu Duc Mausoleum. In fact there are 6 tombs in Hue, you can choose one of six tombs which remain original architecture and worth to visit of Minh Mang or Khai Dinh or Tu Duc. Here is the chance to see more of handicraft villages of hat-making, incense making to learn more of Hue city before leaving for back Chan May Port
DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG – NIGHT ON JUNK (- / L/ D)
We leave Hanoi in morning and travel to the astonishing and mystical Ha Long Bay which is described by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful places in the region. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, it is an spectacular collection of 2,000 islands covering an area in excess of 1,500km. This forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and cliff faces. Our crew will welcome you on board with drinks and a fresh seafood lunch. You will check into your cabins and start cruising around the bay to see the amazing rock formations (karsts). You will cruise towards Bai Tu Long Bay, passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
We will explore the mystery of Sung Sot Cave which is one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. Later on, you will have plenty of time for swimming and kayaking to the Tunnel Cave. During the evening, relax to the casual and comfortable atmosphere held on the boat where you will have an elegant dining experience. If we are in the right season, we can see fresh squid being caught the traditional way. Get your cameras ready for a spectacular sunset, lounge under the clear, star filled sky and retire to your cabin at your leisure where you will spend the night on board near a remote island.
Overnight on board.
DAY 2: HALONG BAY – HANOI - DEPARTURE (B/ L/--)
After breakfast, we will continue to cruise through the karsts some of which display fantastic and mystical shapes before getting into a small boat to visit the Luon Cave. Back on board for an early lunch before saying goodbye to our boat and crew and heading back on the road to Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) for your departure flight. End of service.