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GVSPE-03: Along the Coastline - 14 days 13 nights
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Starting / Finishing: Your journey starts Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Highlights: Hanoi, Hoa Lu, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Saigon, Mekong Delta

The journey is designed for couples seeking romance and for beach lovers. Experience all the best beaches of Vietnam on this journey, starting with Halong Bay, and Danang, Hoian, Quy Nhon, Nhatrang, Muine along the way. Enjoying beautiful drive along the coast and resting at charming beach hotels/resorts overlooking the sea.

Itinerary in brief

Day 1: Hanoi
Day 2: Halong Bay
Day 4 – 5 - 6: Hue / Danang / Hoian
Day 7: Quy Nhon
Day 8 - 9: Nhatrang
Day 10: Dalat
Day 11 – 12: Phanthiet
Day 13 – 14: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Day 1     HANOI
On arrival, welcome at the airport and proceed to your selected hotel.
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature and enjoy an orientation tour of the city including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Old Quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2     HANOI / HALONG        (B/L/D)
After breakfast, travel by road to Halong Bay. On the way, stop to visit Phu Lang ceramic village in Bac Ninh where you can take a walk down the village road to visit varieties of ceramic home-made products along the road sides.  
Arrive around 12h00 and board a junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board and spend your day admiring one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. Visit islets, caves and if the weather permits, enjoy a swim in the jade waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.
Dinner and overnight on the junk.

Day 3     HALONG / HANOI        (B)
After breakfast, discover the Man’s Head Island, Tortoise Island, Luon Cave, Bai Tu Long Bay and Bai Tho Mountain. The cruise ends at around noon, then, drive back to Hanoi.
Enjoy a traditional water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4     HANOI / HUE        (B)
After breakfast, depart to the airport for your morning flight to Hue. In the afternoon, visit the Emperor Minh Mang’s Mausoleum and then continue your journey to the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank where at around 16h30 there may be a chance to see the monks at their daily prayer. End the day with a boat trip on the gentle Perfume River.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 5     HUE / DANANG / HOI AN        (B)
After breakfast, continue by road and visit the Imperial Citadel and Tu Duc Mausoleum.
You will also stop at villages to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made.
Depart to Danang via the Hai Van Pass. On arrival, visit the Cham Museum and continue to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6     HOI AN    (B)
After breakfast, visit the riverside town of Hoi An, an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and now considered a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Take a walking tour round Hoi An’s ancient town and explore its treasures and then visit a lantern making cottage and learn how to make your own lantern.
In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the Thu Bon River and stop on the way at a traditional ceramic and carpentry village.
The rest of the time is at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7     HOI AN / QUI NHON        (B)
After an early breakfast, depart to Qui Nhon, one of Vietnam’s most active second-string seaports (330 km). On the way, stop in Tam Ky and visit Chien Dan Towers. Near Qui Nhon, visit the silver towers of Banh It, if time permits. Arrive in Qui Nhon and check-in to your hotel before touring the city.
Overnight in Qui Nhon.

Day 8     QUI NHON / NHA TRANG        (B)
After breakfast, visit Thap Doi Towers and drive to Nha Trang (230 km). Stop at the beautiful Dai Lanh Beach before continuing to NhaTrang. On arrival, take a city tour and visit the Ponagar Cham Towers, Hon Chong Rocks and Cho Dam Market.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 9     NHA TRANG        (B/L)
After breakfast, proceed to Nha Trang’s port for a boat ride to visit neighboring islands. Lunch on an island before returning to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax on the beach or explore the town.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 10     NHA TRANG / DALAT    (B)
After breakfast, depart via the new road to the cool hill station of Dalat.
Arrive in Dalat and discover the Tuyen Lam Lake, Truc Lam Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit the Lat Minority village, a chance for you to experience the lifestyle, customs and history of the Lat minority people and see their handicraft and weaving. End the afternoon with the visit of the XQ Folk village, where you will enjoy a cup of traditional tea.
Overnight in Dalat.

Day 11     DALAT / PHAN THIET    (B)
After breakfast, visit the market of Dalat and take a ride in the old diesel train to Trai Mat village and visit the historic Linh Phuoc pagoda and Emperor Bao Dai’s villa. Then, drive to Phan Thiet, one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam with great sand dunes.
Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 12     PHAN THIET         (B)
After breakfast, morning excursion to the Lake (Mild Water) and on the way back, stop to visit the sand dunes of Mui Ne and a fishing village. The afternoon is free time to enjoy the beach.
Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 13     PHAN THIET / HO CHI MINH CITY        (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a free time at leisure until your departure by road to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 14     HO CHI MINH CITY    (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a free time for personal visit and shopping until your departure to the airport for your flight.
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Tour Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights

Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand

Tour Price: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

What’s included?
    * Accommodation based on Double/Twin Room Superior room with breakfast;
    * Transfer by private A/C vehicles;
    * Airport transfers from and to airport;
    * Meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner);
    * English Speaking Guide(s);
    * Shared junk in double cabin in Halong Bay;
    * All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.

What’s excluded?
    * International Airfare;
    * Visa arrangment;
    * Flights Hanoi - Hue including domestic airport taxes
    * Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses;
    * Personal travel insurance;
    * Tips for guide, driver & hotels' porters;
    * Meals not indicated in the itinerary;
    * Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above.

Note: Information in this dossier was correct at the time of its preparation. Grandeur Journeys reserves the right to make itinerary changes as operational or other circumstances require.

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