EXPERIENCE NATURE

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Tour Duration: 15 Days/ 14 nights

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Departure Day: 01.10.2014 – 30.09.2015

Starting from: Hanoi: Cuc Phuong National Park - Halong: Cat Ba National Park – Danang: Ba Na Mountain - Ho Chi Minh City: Cat Tien National Park

The tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia are home to some of the world’s most exotic landscapes, fauna and flora. With ten endemic species of birds to see among other things in Vietnam, this journey will leave a lasting impression. Not only are the natural sites worthwhile, the trip’s rewards include the cultural insight you will get into the many historical sites and cities you’ll visit across the country. While accommodation in the countryside can be basic, and conditions in the damp tropical forests can be far from comfortable, it will definitely be a rewarding experience. The trip should be made in the dry season from late October to late May. Anyone who is physically fit can join the tour.

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Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room

Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

English or French speaking guide (for other languages and a national guide supplements apply)

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary

 

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Other meals than mentioned

Other services than mentioned

International and Domestic Flights

Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

Tips, Travel insurance

 

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All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam tour to your individual specifications.

 

 

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Day 1:Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city of tree-lined streets and centuries-old temples. Pick up and transfer to a hotel. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day 2:Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park (B)
The morning sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, the old quarter and a pedicab ride (1 hour). In the afternoon, transfer to Cuc Phuong (120km) across fascinating countryside of the Red River Delta. Cuc Phuong National Park is home to 2,000 species of flora, 1,800 species of insects, 320 species of birds, 70 species of mammals, etc. Overnight in Cuc Phuong. 

Day 3:Cuc Phuong National Park (B,L)
Escorted by a park guide, depart for a full-day trek to see giant trees of 50m (164 feet) high. Transfer by car to the park centre (20km), stop by a prehistoric cave and the Vu Huong tree (Cinamomum balansae) en route. Take a trek (6km) to the 1,000-year-old tree (Terminalia myriocarapa) on a scenic trail. Have a picnic lunch at the park centre. In the afternoon, continue to trek (8km) to the Dang tree (Tetrameles nudiflora) on a steep trail through a dense jungle. Overnight in Cuc Phuong. 

Day 4:Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B)
In the morning, visit the park museum, the botanical garden with a collection of 252 species of rare plants and the endangered primate rescue centre, followed by a seminar on primate rescue. In the afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi. The day ends with a water puppet show, a theatrical genre reflecting the agricultural civilization of thousands of years ago. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day 5:Hanoi – Hai Phong - Cat Ba (B, L)
Depart for Hai Phong (100km) via a newly built road. Hai Phong serves as the primary seaport of the country. Have lunch en route. On arrival to Hai Phong, board a speed hydrofoil to Cat Ba island (1 hour). Once in Cat Ba, check in a hotel or beach resort and enjoy free time for the optional kayaking and swimming at sunset around some nearby islets. Overnight in Cat Ba Island. 

Day 6:Cat Ba – Halong (B, L, D)
In the morning, drive to the center of the island and trek (45 minutes) to the mountains to observe the stunning views of unspoiled nature emerging form Cat Ba National Park. In the afternoon, board a junk for cruising through the magnificent Halong Bay, a World Heritage site. Spend the time viewing the spectacular scenery of countless rock formations. Paddle kayaks to Ho Ba Ham Island (3 hours), drenched in sunshine, and snorkel in turquoise water. Enjoy the wonderful taste of freshly served seafood on board at lunch and dinner. In the evening, a kayak ride in phosphorescent water is optional. Overnight on board. 

Day 7:Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
The morning features an exciting exploration of Halong Bay. Relish the tranquility of nature from the upper deck and visit some magic caves. In the afternoon, transfer to Hanoi (170km). Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day 8: Hanoi - Danang – Ba Na Mountain (B)
Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Danang. Pick up and transfer to Ba Na Mountain. Go by car to Ba Na cable station (40 minutes). Arrival at the cable car station at the foot of Ba Na Mountain. The cable car brings you up with spectacular views of lush jungle and a waterfall along the way: Dreaming Stream, the Rainbow Waterfall.

Experience the ecologic system of Ba Na Mountain. Visit the “Le Jardin” and its old winery - remnants of old french Villas, Linh Ung Pagoda with a High Buddha statue. Continue and take the cable car to the second station watch the monkeys (if we have a chance) and enjoy the beautiful views of Danang city under the cluster of white clouds. Hiking tour to the top of mountain Nui Chua , Visit the temple Mieu Ba. After that, go back along a trail, cross the Suspension bridge and return to the Cable station return to the foot of the Mountain. Drive back to Danang for Overnight. 

Day 9: Danang – Hue (B, D)
In the morning have breakfast and check out. Head to Hue via the stunning Hai Van Pass. Before your arrival hotel arrival, you will visit the tomb of Tu Duc. You have time to explore the city on your own before a typical royal court dinner with a presentation of ancient dancing and music arranged for the evening. Overnight in Hue. 

Day 10: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
The morning tour focuses on the Imperial Citadel, built in 1804, and the Dong Ba Market, famous throughout Vietnam for its conical hats. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, the largest and busiest city in Vietnam. Meeting at Tan Son Nhat Airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Cat Tien National Park (B)
Drive to Cat Tien National Park, 170km from Ho Chi Minh City. An incredible diversity of birds and mammals live in the forest and wetland habitats of Nam Cat Tien, including an estimated 230 species of birds. Endangered birds to be found here include; White-winged Duck, White-shouldered Ibis, Germains Peacock-Pheasant, Green Peafowl and the very elusive Orange-necked Partridge. Mammal species found in the park include Indochinese Tiger, Asian Elephant and the last surviving Annamese Rhino, a sub species of the Javan Rhino, although you would have to be extremely lucky to catch a glimpse of any of these. Wild boar, several species of deer and the rare Duoc Langur and Crested Gibbon are also sometimes seen. The afternoon is spent birding along the road from the park headquarters. Overnight in Cat Tien National Park. 

Day 12: Cat Tien National Park (B)
Another early start for the 6km walk through the forest to Crocodile Lake. Species that can be seen here include Green Peafowl by Crocodile Lake in the early morning or late afternoon, Bronze-winged Jacana, Lesser Adjutant and Purple Heron. In the forest look out for Red and Black and Banded Broadbill, Orange-breasted Trogon and Pale-headed Woodpecker amongst others. Overnight in Cat Tien National Park. 

Day 13: Cat Tien National Park – Ho Chi Minh City (B) 
A final morning of birding along the headquarters road where green-eared, blue-eared and lineated barbet can be seen perched high up in roadside trees. Leave for Ho Chi Minh City after lunch. After arrival, take a brief sightseeing tour in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon. It features the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Opera House, City Hall, and History Museum. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 14: Around Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Enjoy a free day on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 15: Departure from Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Spend the last morning shopping downtown (ceramics, silver-carvings, silk, ...) or at leisure before check-out.

Transfer to the airport for departure.


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