12 Days Wildlife Tour of Vietnam

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Thervietnam_traine are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna. The vegetation cover is classified into three types. The flora is quite a treasure with a wide variety of 1,944 species, 908 genuses and 229 families.

INCLUSIVE:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Boat trip in Ha Long, Mekong
• Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotel or similar one
• Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Train ticket from Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Local train cabin 04 persons)
• Water puppet show in Hanoi
• English speaking guide
• Domestic flight ticket Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh
• Domestic airport tax
• Visa approval letter on arrival

EXCLUSIVE:
Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room supplement, personal expenses, travel insurance, visa stamp at airport, flight in/ out Vietnam, any optional additional tours or activities during free time.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
On arrival at Noi bai airport group will be met and transfer to hotel. O/N in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR – HANDY CRAFT VILLAGE (MEALS: B)
After breakfast this morning group will take morning sight seeing in Hanoi to visit main sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, House on stilts, Temples of literature and Ethnology Museum. Afternoon we visit handy craft villages and beautiful pagodas in north of Vietnam as Dau pagoda, But Thap pagoda, Dong Ho painting village, exiting Cow Cart to reach traditional fork music of Vietnam performance. Afternoon return to Hanoi for overnight.

DAY 3: HANOI – HOA LU – THUNG NANG – CUC PHUONG (MEALS: B)
There is a combination for the group visit Hoa Lu Ancient city of Hanoi date back since 968, beautiful landscapes cruising through river and nice rice field on traditional boat to visit Thung Nang. Today we end up our trip at Cuc Phuong national park for over night.

DAY 4: CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK (MEALS: B/D)
There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna. The vegetation cover is classified into three types. The flora is quite a treasure with a wide variety of 1,944 species, 908 genuses and 229 families. Especially it is enjoyable to touch the thousand-year-old cho xanh (parashrea stellata) and sau (Dracontomelum Duperranum or Dancorra Edulis) trees, 50-70m high. This natural reserve is covered with 2,000 species of plants. Especially orchid flowers are abundant with 50 species, some of which blossom and have aroma all year around. The fauna is diversified represented by 71 animal species, 319 bird species, 33 reptile species, and 16 amphibian species. Rare species include the bear, horse, wild boar, tiger, leopard, fox, squirrel, monkey, etc. A large area, for half-natural breeding, is reserved for raising wild animals such as the spotted deer, deer, golden monkey, langur (vooc quan dui), flying squirrel, draco (than lan bay) and for research. O/N in National park

DAY 5: CUC PHUONG – HA LONG (MEALS: B/L)
Group will take breakfast in National park before process to Ha Long bay, truly World Heritage in Vietnam. On arrival Ha Long group will embark for a cruise through out thousand of islands amazing shoot up from Gulf of Tokin, Chicken fights rock, headman rock and visit wonderful grottoes enjoy, seafood lunch on board. We reach Cat ba island about late afternoon, a short transfer to our hotel for check in.

DAY 6: CAT BA – HAI PHONG – HANOI – LAO CAI (NIGHT TRAIN) (MEALS: B)
Cat Ba town is a good nature combination among of thousand islands there are beautiful beaches where you can easily reach to or you also can visit Cat ba national park. This afternoon group will take a speed boat to Hai Phong then drive to Hanoi for overnight train to Lao Cai. O/N on board – LOCAL TRAIN CABIN OF 04 PERSONS

Day 7: LAO CAI – SAPA (MEALS: B)
* Breakfast at hotel
On arrival Lao Cai meet our driver for up hill to SAPA for breakfast before we start to explore Sapa with many different minority group such as Red Dao, Black Hmong, Tay and Xa Pho ethnic minorities converge from the nearby mountainsides and valleys to trade their goods and buy provisions. We then get well off the beaten track to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages where are home of H’Mong and Dzay enthnic people the road to villages is really wonderful where we can see the scenery of Sapa and Hoang Lien Son rank of mountain. O/N in Sapa

Day 8: SAPA – CAN CAU MAKET – LAO CAI (MEALS: B) – SAT
An early morning we will start up our trip to Can Cau market (Saturday market), where are hundred of people and many minorities group gathering here for week day market such as H’mong, Dzay, Dzao minorities group coming from surround mountain area for the weekly market to sell their own products and buy goods for family. At the market, most of the minority people dressing beautiful clothes which would be a great impression to their friends and relatives, drinking rice wine and enjoy traditional food at the market. After the market we enjoy a walk around the area, visiting the H’mong King’s former residence and Ban Pho where the villagers make the potent local maize alcohol then continuing to Sapa town.. Late afternoon we transfer to train station for overnight train return Hanoi. O/N on board – LOCALTRAIN CABIN OF 04 PERSONS

Day 9: HANOI – HO CHI MINH (MEALS: B)
*Breakfast at hotel
Our arrival Hanoi early morning about 05:00 am (By the time most of city young people still in bed), we visit a usually exercise of local people Tai chi practice and a busy flower before transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival meet up and transfer to hotel for relax

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH (MEALS: B)
The sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City begins with Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, War Remnant Museum before continuing to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where handy craft, laquer ware and more on sales! This afternoon we drive Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network of approximately 200 km constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation and schools, which were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the Vietnam War. O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 11: HO CHI MINH – VINH LONG – CAN THO (MEALS: B/L)
Heading out of town we travel by road to Cai Be. Arriving Cai Be we embark on a boat for a boat to explore daily life of local people on Mekong river. Along the way we also visit the many fascinating local cottages industries including rice paper makers, sweet factory, bonsai nurseries. Enjoy local lunch at an orchard and tasting fresh fruits. After boat trip we continue journey with our vehicle to Can Tho. O/N in Can Tho.

DAY 12: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE (MEALS: B)
Can Tho is a city located by side of Mekong River where are thousand of boat vendors and as well as retails from different direction of Mekong gathering hear every morning for floating market name Cai Rang. We will have chance to view an amazing activities of local people buy and sell fruits, vege and more…. by handling those products over the tip top of the traditional boat. After breakfast at hotel we will return to Ho Chi Minh for flight to Phnom Penh. Trip ends when group arrive at Tan san Nhat airport
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