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Asia-Planet  >  Vietnam  >  Vietnam Tours  >  10 days Vietnam by Train

10 days Vietnam by Train Code : ORA-S-10
Itinerary (Saigon - Train - Danang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi)



Private tour: Departure every day from Saigon.


Day  1
Saigon (-/-/-)
Meet on arrival at Saigon ( Hochi Minh City ), transfer to hotel for check in. Rest of day at leisure.
Overnight in Saigon

Day  2
Saigon - Cuchi Tunel - Saigon (Breakfast/-/-)
After breakfast, visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an important base during the American War. The Vietcong built a 200 km. long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Dug out of hard laterite by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was never discovered. In the afternoon, visit Tay Ninh, the town serves as the headquarters of one of Vietnam's religions, Caodism. The Caodai Great Temple at the sect's Holy See is one of the most striking structures in all of Asia.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day  3
Saigon - Train (Breakfast/-/-)
After breakfast, sightseeing in Saigon, the largest of Vietnamese cities, with the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life visible everywhere. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. The city churns and bubbles. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. To the west of the city is District 5, the huge Chinese neighborhood called Cholon, which means 'Big Market'. Visit many interesing places such as Notre Dam Cathedral, City Hall, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda. Then, transfer by train from Saigon to Danang (sleeping berth). Journey north along the coastal region past Bien Hoa, Xuan Loc, Phan Tiet, Phan Rang, Nha Trang, Ninh Hoa, Tuy Hoa, Qui Nhon, Quang Ngai and Tam Ky.
Overnighy in Train.

Day  4
Danang - Hoi An (Breakfast/-/-)
After arrival at Danang visit the CHAM MUSEUM, an elegant colonial building which now houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world and briefly pass CHINA BEACH and continue south to Hoi An, stopping enroute to visit the MARBLE MOUNTAINS, five stone hillocks, once islands, that now rise sharply from the surrounding ricefields. Riddled with caves and shrines, they are said to each represent one of the five elements of the universe. Then depart from Danang to Hoi An. A journey south passsing the Marble Mountains and small villages.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day  5
Hoi An (Breakfast/-/-)
After breakfast visit Hoi AnThe exquisitely preserved merchant town of HOI AN was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Its colorful shophouses and temples reflect a diverse heritage, dating back to the 16th and 17th century, when it was a major port for Western, Chinese and Japanese traders. Today it is a thriving center of traditional crafts and a shoppers’ paradise, best explored on foot. Wander through the cobbled streets, past low tile-roofed buildings, the bustling central MARKET and the small HARBOUR where colorfully painted boats are moored. The walking tour will include visits to a PRIVATE HOUSE, where members of the same family have lived continuously for centuries in a traditional setting; to one of the FAMILY CHAPELS built by prominent merchant or official families as centers for ancestor worship; and to a typical CHINESE-STYLE PAGODA or ASSEMBLY HALL. Finally, continue to the famous JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. In the afternoon, board a local boat and cruise down the THU BON RIVER, enjoying the unspoiled countryside and stopping to visit a POTTERY VILLAGE and a WOODCARVING VILLAGE before returning to Hoi An harbour. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day  6
Hoi An - Hue (Breakfast/-/-)
From Hoi An journey north past DANANG, passing LANG CO, a lovely stretch of beach curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon and the South China Sea, before arriving at Danang. Continue along steep mountainous roads with spectacular views of the coastline, crossing the dramatic HAI VAN PASS, the high dividing line between the climate zones of north and south Vietnam, before arriving in Hue.
Located in the heart of Hue is the IMPERIAL CITADEL, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modelled after the Forbidden City of Peking. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Approach the city past the striking FLAG TOWER, where a giant Vietnamese flag waves proudly overhead, to the imposing NGO MON GATE, the main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure. Enter into an area of spacious courtyards and serene lotus ponds, and visit THAI HOA PALACE, the magnificently decorated reception hall, the HALLS OF THE MANDARINS, and the original NINE DYNASTIC URNS, among other sites.
Overnight in Hue.

Day  7
Hue - Train (Breakfast/-/-)
Hue served as the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. It houses ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style edifices. It was established in the 17th century. Excursion to Thien Mu Pagoda and Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang with boat trip Enjoy a leisurely boat ride down the PERFUME RIVER, stopping first at the iconic THIEN MU PAGODA, an elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue's most widely recognizable monument. Continue cruising into the countryside to the IMPERIAL TOMB OF MINH MANG, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions and temples in a beautiful natural setting.Visit the Imperial Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Venture into the countryside around Hue to the IMPERIAL TOMB OF TU DUC. Tu Duc, the longest reigning Vietnamese emperor, designed and built this elegant tomb during his lifetime, using it as a retreat for meditation, reading and theater performances. Take some time to soak in the tranquil atmosphere, wandering among the gracefully proportioned pavilions, courtyards and lotus ponds.
Afterwards visit the IMPERIAL TOMB OF KHAI DINH, dramatically located on a hillside. The last of the monumental tombs of the Nguyen dynasty, completed in 1931, this tomb incorporates distinct European elements into the traditional Vietnamese architecture.
Transfer to the train station. By train from Hue to Hanoi Overnight in Train.

Day  8
Hanoi (Breakfast/-/-)
Arrive in Hanoi. Transfer from the train station to the city .
Begin your day visiting the TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and one of the best surving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture.
Continue to the miniature ONE PILLAR PAGODA. Today it stands near the vast HO CHI MINH MEMORIAL COMPLEX, a lovely park setting which is home to Ho Chi Minh's final resting place, as well as a museum and other memorials. Stroll past the HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM (closed to visitors on Mondays and Fridays), where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh.
Continue through the park to HO CHI MINH's STILT HOUSE, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1948 until his final days.
Finally, discover the OLD QUARTER of Hanoi by cyclo. This fascinating network of narrow alleys and shophouses is also known as 'The 36 Streets,' each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics to crafts to medicines to tombstones. A handicraft-lover's paradise and a endlessly interesting place to explore local life. Then assit to a Water Puppet Show WATER PUPPET SHOW: a fantastic art form originating in northern Vietnam, best seen in Hanoi. The Municipal Water Puppet Theater is located on the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day  9
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (Breakfast/-/-)
after dinner depart to Halong Bay. Arrive at Halong. Cruise on a traditional wooden boat among the emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs of Halong Bay, stopping at different islands to explore some of the many caves in this area. Sail past floating villages, fishermen casting their nets and pearl fisheries and observe the rhythms of daily life on the bay.
Back to Hanoi and your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10
Hanoi (Breakfast/-/-)
After breakfast time ay Leisure until transfer to the next destination.

ALL PRICES ARE NET INCLUSIVE OF TAX & PER PERSON. THEY ARE IN DOLLARS U.S.

PRIVATE TOUR (Number of persons. Prices per person sharing twin / double room)

HOTEL CATEGORY  1 PERS.     MIN. 2 PERS.   MIN. 3-6 PERS.   MIN. 7-10 PERS.   SINGLE SUPPLEMENT  
Standard / First - - - - -
Superior - - - - -
Deluxe - - - - -
Validity : Our package tour rates are valid from November 1st 2015 to October 31st 2016 Contact us about this tour Book now !
OUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
Accommodation and meals as described (please note that some hotels provide only CBF) all transfers within the journey, tours as per itinerary, train tickets, all entrance fees, English, French or German speaking guides (other languages available upon request)
OUR PRICES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF:
Personal travel insurance. others meals that these included in the program, personal expenses.
Note :
Please contact us for the surcharge hotel during the festive period

Note :
CATEGORY OF HOTEL : 1) STANDARD , 2) SUPERIOR , 3) DELUXE

Saigon :
1) Saigon Star Hotel (ROH),
2) Vien Dong Hotel (ROH ),
3) Windsor Plaza Hotel (Deluxe)
Train :
1) Train in Vietnam 1 (Best-available Compartment), 2) Train in Vietnam 1 (Best-available Compartment), 3) Train in Vietnam 1 (Best-available Compartment )
Hoi An :
1) Phu Thinh2 Hotel** (Run of House),
2) Ancient House Resort*** (Superior),
3) Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa****/* (Superior Gardenview)
Hue :
1) Huong Hotel**/* (Run of House),
2) Huong Giang Hotel***/* (Superior Gardenview),
3) Saigon Morin Hotel****(Superior )
Hanoi :
1) Ha Long Hotel Hanoi (ROH),
2) Ocean Star Hotel (ROH),
3) Melia Hotel (Deluxe)

For bookings of roundtrip , we will confirm one of the hotels mentioned above according to the selected category. Please note that compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking.
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