Vietnam Ethnic Tour 15 Days

Duration: 15 Days
Destinations: Vietnam Ethnic tour
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Vietnam Travels - Vietnam Tours With The Ethnicities - Fascinating itineraries to discover what was once the region of Indochina, you will visit all of Vietnam from the North to the South.

Traveling to know the most famous and characteristic aspects of the country: from the mountains of Sapa covered with rice fields to terraces and inhabited by more than 54 colorful ethnic groups to the nostalgic Vietnamese capital Hanoi, from the magic of Ha Long Bay to the fantastic Hoi An Mekong Delta, from the typical villages and then move on to the particular charm of the cities of Ha Noi, Hue and Hoi An.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: DEPART TO VIETNAM

Departure to Vietnam

DAY 2: ARRIVAL IN HA NOI

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Arrival at the airport for international flights to Ha Noi. After the airport practices, transfer to the hotel in Ha Noi, visit of the city, the political capital of unified Vietnam. An orientation tour in cyclò to learn about this millenary city of peaceful lakes, the ancient quarter of the 36 streets, Hoan Kiem, (the lake of the returned sword), the temple of Ngoc Son (the temple of jade), the silk road. You can not miss to visit the Temple of Literature, which was declared the first Vietnamese university since the eleventh century. It was in this place that in the past, after passing the state exams, the mandarins were prepared to be sent to the various provinces of the kingdom to rule the people instead of the emperor. Now it is a delightful environment permeated with the symbols of Confucianism where the Confucius, the major teachers and the first graduates of the Confucian culture are venerated. For many, however, it is the temple of knowledge itself. We then visit the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the Ba Da pagoda and free time, letting you "enter" the living reality of the old quarter with shopping. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Ha Noi. For the welcome and orientation, we offer the first dinner to the guests.

DAY 3: HANOI - SAPA – CAT CAT

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Departure to Lao Cai - Sapa by private car. Journey time expected 4 hours and a half. Upon arrival: meeting with local guide and lunch in Sapa. In the afternoon: panoramic walk to visit the Cat Cat village, populated by black Hmong and then, weather permitting, we head towards the Ta Phin village where Dzao Rossi ethnic groups live. Overnight at hotel in Sapa. Lunch included free dinner.

DAY 4: SAPA – LAOCHAI – TAVAN – SAPA TOURS

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Day dedicated to visiting the villages of the ethnic groups living in the beautiful valley southeast of Sapa. We proceed with a pleasant walk through the villages of Lao Chai (inhabited by the Hmong Blacks), the village Tavan (inhabited by the Tay), and the Ban Ho (populated by the Thai). Breathtaking panorama. Unique meetings with local populations. In the middle of the walk we could organize a typical lunch in one of the houses of the Tay ethnie in the village of TaVan. Part of the afternoon is reserved for the visit of the Sapa market, where all the ethnic minorities of the surrounding villages come to sell the products of their gardens or hunting. On the other hand, if you happen right on Saturday, you can have the opportunity to witness the love market, that is the boys and girls of different ethnic groups come to this market with the firm hope of finding their sweet half. Overnight in Sapa. Free inclusocena lunch

DAY 5: SAPA – BAC HA – HANOI

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It starts from Sapa in the direction of the market of Bac Ha, passing the town Lao Cai, you begin to enter a lost world where you will have the pleasant feeling that time had stopped. Arrival and visit of the Bac Ha ethnic market, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ethnic markets in the world. You will have the opportunity to witness a huge variety of ethnic minorities, of bright colors of the typical costumes of the flowering H'mong, of the Phu La, of the La Chi, of the Dzao of the Coins, of the Dzao pon pon, of the Tay and so on ... in short you will have the certainty of living a unique experience of its kind. Lunch in a local restaurant at the ethnic market. Afternoon: return to Lao Cai and then transfer to Hanoi by private car. The arrival in Ha Noi is scheduled around 7:30 in the afternoon. Accommodation and overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Lunch included, free dinner

DAY 6: HA NOI – HA LONG

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Breakfast. Departure to Ha Long Bay by minibus. The route involves crossing part of the delta of the Red River. During the journey you can admire the life of the farmers of the delta of the great Red River, typical small markets of rural villages, etc. Upon arrival, boarding the typical junk and the assignment of reserved cabins. After lunch on board, you begin the exploration of the bay of Ha Long, recognized as a Natural Heritage of Humanity, the junk takes you to navigate between narrow and wide passages, in the midst of more than 3 thousand islands that stand out vertically from the green waters , breathtaking scenes! Possibility to stop to visit natural caves or dive into the emerald waters of the bay. Dinner at sunset on board. In the evening, as you prefer, you can relax on the junk terrace, attend the Vietnamese cooking class or fish the calamari in the sea. Overnight on board, stopping in the middle of a quiet bay of the bay.

DAY 7: HALONG BAY – HANOI TOURS

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For those who want, Tai Chi exercises at dawn on the terrace. After breakfast on board, continue the excursion on the bay, "early" lunch and return to the pier. Transfer by minibus to Ha Noi. Arrival is scheduled for late afternoon. Arrival in Hanoi and accommodation in Hotel for overnight in Hanoi. Lunch included (on the boat), free dinner

DAY 8: HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE

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Breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight to Hue, the capital of Vietnam under the dynasty of the Nguyen, the last feudal family that reigned in Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. Upon arrival transfer by car to the city and the visits. In the morning the visits begin with an excursion on the romantic river Huong (river of the Perfumes) that in the past has been the source of inspiration for many poets. We continue with the visit of Thien Mu, the pagoda symbol of Central Vietnam and the Imperial Citadel with inside the Forbidden City. Time for lunch. And room delivery. In the afternoon visit the Imperial Mausoleums. After the visits, a walk to the Dong Ba market and return to the hotel. Time for dinner. Overnight at the hotel booked in Hue. Lunch included, dinner free

DAY 9: HUE – HOI AN

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Breakfast and leave for Hoi An, passing the Hai Van clouds pass. Upon arrival at the city of Da Nang, visit the Cham civilization museum. Lunch at Da Nang and transfer to Hoi An. Delivery of rooms and depart for the guided tour of Hoi An. Currently Hoi An is a single town in Vietnam that still retains its authentic aspects of past centuries and since 1998 was declared by UNESCO, cultural heritage of humanity. The complete knowledge of the town is realized by making stops during the visit, in the most representative points of the ancient center. You will be able to see some ancient houses, the Japanese bridge, one of the congregation rooms of the various communities (fujì, cantonese, japanese), the handicraft center and the popular market of Hoi An. Time for Dinner. Free time to enjoy the evening in the ancient town. Overnight at Hoi An. Lunch included, free dinner

DAY 10: HOI AN

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Fully free day at Hoi An You can - relax yourself to the beaches at the sea, - cycling through villages and countryside around Hoi An, - Book a tour of the ruins of the Champa civilization (35 km from Hoi An) - or wander around the ancient city of Hoi An itself. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. Services included: hotel, Breakfast

DAY 11: HOIAN – DANANG – SAIGON (HO CHI MINH)

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Breakfast. Departure for Da Nang Airport for Vietnam Airlines flight to Ho Chi Minh. The City of Ho Chi Minh, or Saigon, as many locals still call it by its ancient name, is Vietnam's most important financial-economic center. It is said that if you look for something and do not find it here, you will not find it anywhere else in Vietnam! You will be infected by its radiance, marveled by the industriousness of the people, and, why not, impressed by the movements of its over seven million scooters!  Upon arrival, transfer to the center, visit the war crimes museum. Lunch is served in a local restaurant in the city, the assignment of the rooms and then we visit the city of HoChiMinh. We proceed to visit the "colonial" part of Saigon: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel, the same architect who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris and a view of the US embassy. Participation in the unique show of its kind, the water puppets. Free time for dinner. Overnight at hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh).

DAY 12: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA TOURS

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Day dedicated to the visit of the great delta of the Mekong river and its tributaries. From the center of Saigon, it will take about two hours to penetrate the heart of the Mekong Delta, along the way you can already admire the landscape and the life of the peasants, cellars, houses and tombs scattered in the emerald green palms and rice fields, mondines who care for orchard plants etc. Once you get to the Great River, (Cai Be) embark for an excursion on the river, you will perceive the rhythm of the typical life of the people who live on the Rive and on the River itself. The boat exploration tour includes the floating market of Cai Be, a farm of rice cakes, the artisan production of puffed rice and before lunch, a boat ride paddled by a farmer to enter the narrowest ramifications of the great river and tasting of fresh seasonal fruit. Lunch on site and departure for return to Ho Chi Minh. Arrival at the hotel and overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 13: SAIGON - TAY NINH - CUCHI TUNNELS TOURS

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Day dedicated to visit the Cao Dai temple of TayNinh, a religion that believes in a new religion, that is a syncretism of the religions already historically existing in Vietnam: Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and why not even a pinch of Catholicism! The temple of Caodaism at Tay Ninh today is considered "the Mecca" for all the Caodaists in Vietnam, the main ceremony of the day is celebrated at noon o'clock, you will witness the picturesque religious ceremony of the 12. During the ceremony the faithful men and women are arranged in order according to one's rank and dressed in one of the five colors symbolizing the religions of belonging. Lunch in a local restaurant.  In the second part of the day, visit the Cu Chi tunnels, the famous galleries used by communist guerrillas during the anti-American war. You will know how the genius and determination of the Vietnamese were used to resist, fight against and win the great and technological contraption of the American war. Return to dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 14: DEPARTURE FROM SAIGON

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Breakfast. Free day until transfer to the airport. possibility of last purchases with a shopping tour or relax with a relaxing walk through the small streets and restaurants of Saigon. Transfer to the airport for the return flight to your country. End of services.

DAY 15: ARRIVAL IN YOUR HOME

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