Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Vietnam

Vietnam - The north
Vietnam - Phu Quoc island
Vietnam - The south



Highlights

  • Hanoi
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Lao Cai
  • Sa Pa
  • Phu Quoc
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Cai Be
  • My Tho


Itinerary

Day 1-2
Flight Prague (Václav Havel Airport) - Moscow (Sheremetyevo) - Hanoi (Noi Bai). Stay at Hanoi Rendezvous Hotel.

Day 3

Hanoi: Old Quarter, Hoam Kiem lake, Memorial House. Night train to Lao Cai.

Day 4-5

Minibus to Sapa. Trekking Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (homestay) - Giang Ta Chai - Thanh Kim. 15km. Minibus to Lao Cai. Night train to Hanoi.

Day 6

Hanoi: Hoa Lo prison (Hanoi Hilton), Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Hi Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace, Ray Ho (West Lake), Tran Quoc Pagoda, Thang Long Water Puppets Theatre, Bia Hoi (beer place).

Day 7

Halong Bay boat trip, Hang Dau Go cave.

Day 8

Flight to Phu Quoc Island. Stay at Mai House Beach Resort

Day 9-12

Phu Quoc Island: Long Beach, Duong Dong night market, Huong Long Tu pagoda, Ham Ninh village, pepper fields

Day 13

Flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Stay at  Madame Cuc 184.

Day 14

Trip to Cu Chi tunnels in Ben Dinh. Evening in HCMC: Bitexo Financial Tower (sunset from 52th floor), Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office

Day 15

Trip to Mekong delta: Cai Be floating market (by Vinh Long), My Tho (canals boat trip, Vinh Trang Pagoda (Giant Buddha status)

Day 16

HCMC: Emperor Jade Pagoda, rooftop garden bar of Rex Hotel - view at Hotel de Ville (People's Committee Building), Reunification Palace, Fine Arts Museum, Temple Club

Day 17-18

Flight HCMC (Tan Son Nhat) - Moscow (Sheremetyevo) - Prague (Václav Havel Airport)

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