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Vietnam trip itinerary courtesy of Vina Volunteer Service, Hanoi, Vietnam.

 https://vietnamvolunteer.net

 

Departure from Boston to Japan, then on to Hanoi, Vietnam. Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

 

 

Day 1 – Arrival Day – 1st of Sep (D) Friday

  • You will arrive in Hanoi via the airport and will be taken to your hotel downtown
  • You will have some free time to explore all that Hanoi offers – be sure to take your camera with
  • At 6:00pm, you will be taken on a guided tour of the nightlife of Hanoi in the Old Quarter – here you can learn the finer aspects of photography at night
  • The café that overlooks HoanKiem Lake is a great place to start so you can get your eye in and understand the dynamics of night photography
  • Panoramic shots can be taken from one of the high balcony’s so you can get a real good feel for the night mode of Hanoi
  • The neon-lit night market that is Dong Xuan will delight and inspire you before we head back to your hotel for a much-needed sleep

Services included

If want to upgrade to a better hotel such as Spring Flower hotel or Antique Hanoi hotel. Please pay extra 15USD/ per room/per night

 


Day 2 – Photo Day - 2nd of Sep (B,L) Saturday

  • Wear your comfy trainers or hiking boots as we are going on foot today
  • Vietnam has many hidden little nooks and crannies that present the perfect photo shots
  • These photo moments are for you to discover the many diverse angles and picturesque opportunities that Hanoi day life can offer
  • This little tour will work well with a novice right up to an experienced photographer, so don’t worry about not taking perfect pictures – this is practice time
  • A relaxed lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant
  • B-52 Lake or traditionally known as HuuTiep Lake is our next destination – this Lake was where the US B-52 bomber landed and we get to see it in all its fantastic and scary wreckage – this can be seen as a great photographic test – filming wreckage can be challenging
  • Chau Long Market brings a time to explore the local seller’s wares and get to know their ways and humor
  • Time allowing, we will visit Hoan Kiem Lake as well, with the holy Ngoc Son Temple which sits right in the middle
  • Around midday you will go back to your hotel where you can either relax or go exploring further on your own
  • Transportation: Grab taxi or normal taxi. Private car can be arranged upon request.
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: BC family homestay – Hanoi heart Room type : classic room – No city view or similar
  • Address: No 9, Trung Yen Alley, Hang Bac ward, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Phone number:
  • Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293924-d9886842-Reviews-BC_Family_Homestay_Hanoi_s_Heart-Hanoi.html
  • Food: Lunch at local restaurant or hawker stall to have one dish food. We are not going to any fancy restaurant. Dinner isn’t included

If want to upgrade to a better hotel such as Spring Flower hotel or Antique Hanoi hotel. Please pay extra 15USD/ per room/per night

 


 

 

Day 3 – Lang Son Trip, 3rd of Sep (B,L)  Sunday

  • On the morning of your third day we will take a three-and-a-half-hour bus trip to Lang Son in Vietnam – pack a small overnight bag as we will be staying over in Lang Son tonight
  • Relax on this bus trip and enjoy the majestic scenery – you can even snap a few photos of the lavish vegetation and landscapes that whizz on by
  • Midday will see you lapping up a locally made meal in the ancient city of Lang Son
  • An exciting passenger motorbike ride will take you to electrifying Tam Thanh Cave where you can experience the natural internal pool and take some perfect photos of the neighboring rice paddy fields
  • Take a little walk up a stone staircase which will take you to the Mac Dynasty Citadel ruins – here you can whip out that camera and get a rural perspective of the land below you
  • The second biggest cave is just a walk away – Nhi Thanh Cave has fresh flowing water and will make you want to just sit and sap up the natural energy
  • Hopping back onto our motorbike we will ride for an hour to the Van Vi Hill where we can take a little hike to get some awesome shots of the scenic sights of the mountain ranges as well as the roof tops below
  • After a small supper in the town back in Lang Son, we will rest for the night at a local hotel
  • Transportation: Taxi or motorbike taxi
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: Vi Boutique Hotel – Superior city view room with breakfast included
  • Address: 185 Tran Dang Ninh Lang Son city.
  • Phone number: + 84 (205) 3886 689
  • Website: http://visboutiquehotel.com.vn/
  • Food: Lunch at local restaurant or hawker stall to have one dish food. We are not going to any fancy restaurant. Dinner on your own account

 


Day 4 – A Food Journey, 4 of Sept (B,L,D)  Monday

  • Today you will experience a gastronomy of heaven as we get to experience Vietnam’s love of food
  • We begin with a breakfast of Bun Cha which is fresh noodles served with barbequed tender pork and spring rolls fried to perfection
  • A guided tour will follow through busy Gieng Vuong Market where you can learn the finer art of bartering with the local sellers for their fresh fruits, veggies and herbs. Be sure to purchase a few trinkets that represent their temple offerings, maybe for a souvenir or gift back home
  • A short drive sees us going to another bustling food market called Dong Kinh which is famous for its takeaway meals such as pig blood puddings, red chili and rice vinegar, pig ear and stomach as well as pickled bamboo shoots – Banh Cuon is the best though – a Vietnamese delicacy made from rolled rice which envelopes succulent ground pork and wood ear mushrooms – so yummy!
  • Don’t eat too much though as we have another market to enjoy, Pho Chua with their specialty of sour rice noodles served with crushed peanuts, bean sprouts and your choice of chicken or pork – this delicious meal comes with a traditional Chinese broth to seal it all in
  • If you can fit anymore in, we will finish off at a local café which will serve us KemXoi, a sweet and sticky rice delivered with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream topped with toasted coconut
  • After your belly is proudly bloated and satisfied we will take a little rest back at your hotel
  • Hopefully by 4h30pm your tummy has digested all that delicious food nicely and you are ready for more – Chao is a rice porridge mixed in with succulent minced pork and pickled bamboo shoots – so heavenly
  • Jump on our motorbike after this small meal to Ky Lua Market where you will taste baked BanhMi topped with oyster sauce – added to this you must try the grilled skewers of pork which consists of pig throat, stomach and jaw
  • A little bowl of Ga Tan, a simple dish of chicken and Chinese herbs will line your stomach further before our last desert of the day
  • Che, a sweetened porridge will set you nicely before you turn in for the night
  • Transportation: Taxi or motorbike taxi
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: Vi Boutique Hotel – Superior city view room with breakfast included
  • Address: 185 Tran Dang Ninh Lang Son city.
  • Phone number: + 84 (205) 3886 689
  • Website: http://visboutiquehotel.com.vn/
  • Food: Lunch at hawker stall to have one dish food. We are not going to any fancy restaurant

 


 

 

Day 5 – Quynh Son Village Trip, 5th of Sep (B,L,D)  Tuesday

  • Wear your walking shoes today
  • we take a taxi to the bus station and take the bus to Quynh Son which takes 2 hours past the stunning and peaceful rice paddy and cereal fields, as well as stilt houses to Quynh Son village. Upon arrival, we take a short drive on a taxi to our homestay in Quynh Son village
  • Our midday lunch will be served to us in one of these stilt houses by a local host family
  • You can get the chance to enjoy another local meal but also engage with the natives and find out more of how they live and work
  • A little free time after lunch and then we move on to the Tay ethnic minority part of our journey
  • A car will drive you to the foot of the mountain range where you can hike up the short distance to take some panoramic photos of the valley down below
  • A walk to the homestay for the night will be followed by a light meal and restful night
  • Transportation: Local bus and motorbike. Please note that the local bus is very simple. It sometime a bit bumpy
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Accommodation: Local people’homestay
  • Address: Quynh Son village, Bac Son Dist, Lang Son province, Vietnam.
  • Food: Lunch and dinner will be served at the homestay.

 


Day 6 – Farming Day, 6th of Sep (B,L)  Wednesday

  • Following a local breakfast to ready you for our next adventure, a three and half hour hike on a rustic local road to see rustic beauty of the mountain.
  • Here you will learn how the natives farm off the land and live a peaceful and idyllic life surrounded by the beauties of the mountains, forests and naturalness
  • After a much-needed lunch back with our host family before taking local bus back to Lang Son city to stay overnight in the hotel.
  • Transportation: Taxi or motorbike taxi
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: Vi Boutique Hotel – Superior city view room with breakfast included
  • Address: 185 Tran Dang Ninh Lang Son city.
  • Phone number: + 84 (205) 3886 689
  • Website: http://visboutiquehotel.com.vn/
  • Food: Lunch at local restaurant or hawker stall to have one dish food. We are not going to any fancy restaurant. Dinner in on your own account

 


 

 

Day 7 – Mau Son – Hiking Day, 7th of Sep (B,L)  Thursday

  • After a quick breakfast, we take a taxi or motorbike about 20 miles to head to Mau Son Mountain peak past the limestone clusters
  • Make sure you have your hiking boots on this morning as we take a little trek up the mountain to the old French Hill Station where we will see how Mau Son was destroyed during a war with the Chinese
  • You will see how the buildings have been rebuilt keeping with the classic style of architecture
  • A short 1500-meter walk sees us taking some fantastic photos of the land of China below us
  • After that, you have 2 options to choose from

First one is to visit a Red Dao village and have lunch with them in Mau Son village, see a former Mac Citadel, and enjoy some hot green tea. It is the perfect getaway for day trippers from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and is easily accessible.

The second choice

  • On our way back Mother Goodness Temple in Dong Dang presents a fanciful and enlightening show called Nhay Dong
  • After lunch we take a hike up the five hills just like the natives do to appreciate the incredible sights of city, majestic mountains and the richness of the rice paddy fields
  • A much-needed rest back at your hotel will take you into the night

Today services included

  • Transportation: Taxi or motorbike taxi
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: Vi boutique hotel – Superior city view room with breakfast included
  • Address: 185 Tran Dang Ninh Lang Son city.
  • Phone number: + 84 (205) 3886 689
  • Website: http://visboutiquehotel.com.vn/
  • Food: Lunch at local restaurant or hawker stall to have one dish food. We are not going to any fancy restaurant. Dinner on your own account

 


Day 8 – Fresh Meat Experience, 8th of Sept (B,L,D)  Friday

  • You are free at leisure in the morning.
  • 1h00pm sees us lunching on a buffet rice meal called Com where you get to pick and choose what you want to eat – quite a nice experience.
  • Leisure time follows where you can go exploring on your own
  • In the late afternoon, you will get to take a lovely cooking lesson with a local host family which is a real treat
  • Here you will be introduced to the family members and be able to engage and learn with them, not only their language, which will be given to you in a 30-minute simple phrase lesson, but also on how to shop with natives and how to use the VND local currency
  • After this memorable interaction, pull on your walking shoes and take a little 10-minute walk or even a quicker bicycle to a local market
  • The neighboring market offers all fresh produce such as meats, fish, veggies, fruits, herbs and spices to entice and delight even a non-culinary lover
  • Remember to take some foodie photos – it will remind you of what to buy next time you want to whip up a Vietnamese dish back home
  • Buying from the local market sellers will teach you to use your body language to communicate and barter, a fine art
  • At 5:00pm you will take your recently purchased food items and go back to the host family to cook up a storm of traditional Vietnamese dishes for supper
  • From marinating to spicing, from decorating dishes with lemon grass stems, carrot flowers and banana leaves to mixing up delicious sauces of sugar, garlic, herbs and fish, you will be blown away by the tastes you can produce
  • After a long, busy day 7:00pm sees you sitting down to taste your hard work at dinner with the family – take this opportunity to learn more about their life and culture – and be sure to get a copy of the recipes to take home and delight your family there
  • At 8:00pm you will be driven back to your hotel room

Today services included

  • Transportation: Taxi or motorbike taxi
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: Vi boutique Hotel – Superior city view room with breakfast included
  • Address: 185 Tran Dang Ninh Lang Son city.
  • Phone number: + 84 (205) 3886 689
  • Website: http://visboutiquehotel.com.vn/
  • Food: Lunch and dinner at local restaurant or hawker stall to have one dish food. We are not going to any fancy restaurant

 


Day 9 – Trip to Nam Dinh city, 9th of Sept (B,L)  Saturday

You are at leisure in the morning. Then we have lunch in Lang Son. After lunch, we head to Lang Son bus station to take the 5,5 hours’ bus to Nam Dinh city, departing at 12.00 o’clock

In the evening, we will try a few different local specialties, walking around the lake.

Today services included

  • Transportation: Taxi, local bus, motorbike. Please note that local bus are very simple. Don’t expect too much but it is an experience of your trip.
  • Tour guide : English speaking guide
  • Hotel : Vi Hoang Hotel – Superior city view room with breakfast included
  • Address : 153 Nguyen Du, Nam Dinh city .
  • Phone number: +84-0350-3849-290
  • Website: http://khachsanvihoang.com/
  • Food: Lunch at local restaurant or hawker stall to have one dish food. We are not going to any fancy restaurant. Dinner on your own account.

 


Day 10 – Giao Xuan tours – 10th of Sept (B,L)  Sunday

7:00am: Wake up and have breakfast at the hotel. Then take a taxi to the bus station to take a bus to Ngo Dong Town. Then take a taxi for 10 minutes to get to Giao Xuan to join in the tour

Things to do:

Take a motorbike ride to the watching tower to see where the Red River flow into the ocean. Then back to local quay to take a boat trip around the national park, check in clams Hut. Have lunch there with seafood. Back to the main land then we take a motorbike ride to visit a local fish-sauce factory. You can see the traditional methods of making this delicious sauce. Then head to a local fisherman house to Become a fisherman and try to pull up the square dipping-net. Around 4:10pm, we finish the trip. Then take a taxi to Ngo Dong Dist and take the sharing car back to Hanoi at 5.00pm. Arrive in Hanoi around 7.30pm. Take a taxi from the bus station back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Today services included

If want to upgrade to a better hotel such as Spring Flower Hotel or Antique Hanoi Hotel. Please pay extra 15USD/ per room/per night

 


Day 11: Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long – Quan Lan Island – 11st of Sept (B,L)  Monday

7h30: Take a taxi to meeting point for taking local public minivan to Halong Bay departing at 8.00am

Stop on the way to stretch your legs and go to restroom

12h30 – 15h30: Arrive Ha long city, have lunch and check in High Speed Boat departing at 13.30pm at and cruise to Quan Lan

Passing by Dau Moi Islet, Duck Islet, Cong Tay Island with spectacular limestone mountains

15h30 – 16h00: Arrive Quan Lan Wharf and transfer to hotel by Tuk Tuk to check in hotel

16h00 – 19h00: Get on Tuk Tuk go to Son Hao Beach (the most beautiful beach in Quan Lan) for swimming then back to hotel free time and overnight at hotel

 Today services included

If want to upgrade to a better hotel such as Paloma hotel. Please pay extra 20USD/ per room/per night

Note: if you go out in the evening or early morning, there will be some dogs on the road. On the other hand, there aren’t much entertainment on the island for night life such as bars or nights club.

The hotel location isn’t near the beach. If you want to take a beach side hotel then we can upgrade for you with extra cost

 


Day 12: Quan Lan – Minh Chau beach– Mang River – 12nd of Sept (B,L)  Tuesday

7h00 - 11h30: Have breakfast & cycle along the road with deserted beaches surrounded with pine trees, visit Tram forest and Minh Chau beach (12km), then keep cycling to Mang river Wharf to take some photos, then spend time swimming on the beach to enjoy the unforgettable experiences, back to hotel for lunch.

In the afternoon: There are 2 options for you to choose from:

Option 1: Enjoy your free time in Quan Lan or swim in Quan Lan beach nearby, then have barbecue dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Option 2: Take a bike ride to visit a local high school and take part in a class with local students (sometimes we can’t operate this activities based on school’s time table). Then we will visit a local farmer house to learn how they grow their vegetables as well as get hands-on experiences of growing them. Finally, we will see.

Today services included

If want to upgrade to a better hotel such as Paloma hotel. Please pay extra 20USD/ per room/per night

Food: Breakfast and Lunch only. Dinner on your own account. Please note that the food on the island are very simple. Don’t expect too much.

Note: If don’t want to take a bicycle ride then we can take a motorbike ride instead.

 


Day 13: Quan Lan Island – Van Don – Co To Island - 13rd of Sept (B,L)  Wednesday

6h30: This is an optional activity for you is to walk up in the early morning to see local market.

7h00: Have breakfast then

8h30: Get on High Speed Boat and go back to Van Don and take a rest to catch 9.30am speed boat to Co to island.

10:30 am: Transfer by Tuk Tuk to the homestay. Free at leisure. Have lunch at the homestay.

Afternoon: we will take a motorbike tours around the island to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Co to island:

Visit Van Chay Beach- the most beautiful beach in the North of Vietnam

Soak up in Hong Van beach

Take a small boat to small Co to island.

Back to the homestay and have dinner. Free at leisure.

Today services included

  • Transportation: Motorbike
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: Room in a homestay. I will share the room with you here. Breakfast are very simple in Vietnamese styles
  • Address: Co to island, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 Note: if you go out in the evening or early morning, there will be some dogs on the road. On the other hand, there aren’t much entertainment on the island for night life such as bars or nights club.

The hotel location isn’t near the beach. If you want to take a beach side hotel such as Coto Life or Coto Eco Lodge then we can upgrade for you with extra cost

 


Day 14th – Co to island tours – 14th of Sept (B,L,D)  Thursday

5:30 am: Take a motorbike to visit lots of attractions: Mong Rong rock area, My bridge, Mr. Minh Cape- the most magnificent wonder in Co to island. After that, we will visit the lighthouse. Take a walk of 2km to the peak of the lighthouse, go sightseeing.

Then back to homestay to experience as a real fisherman by joining hand-on activities of fishing or catching fishes by net. Back to the homestay for lunch.

Afternoon: You have free time or go to Da Lat beach which is not very far from the homestay for swimming

Today services included

  • Transportation: Motorbike
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Hotel: Room in a homestay. I will share the room with you here. Breakfast are very simple in Vietnamese styles
  • Address: Co to island, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 Note: if you go out in the evening or early morning, there will be some dogs on the road.

 


Day 15: Coto Island – Hanoi: 15th of Sept (B,L)  Friday

7:30: Have breakfast at the homestay. Then transfer to the port by either Tuk Tuk or motorbike and take the 9.00am speed boat to get back Van Don island. Then take 10.30am bus back to Hanoi. Have lunch at the rest stop on the way. It takes around 5,5 hours to get back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi 16.00pm.

Today services included

if want to upgrade to a better hotel such as Spring flower hotel or Anqtique Hanoi hotel. Please pay extra 15USD/ per room/per night

 Note: if you go out in the evening or early morning, there will be some dogs on the road.

 


Day16: Hanoi – Mai Chau : Orientation Day (B,L,D) – 16th of Sept

  • A bus ride to your homestay in Mai Chau will allow you to relax and reflect on your magical journey so far
  • A short orientation will be given on the processes going forward, how the project will run and how to be safe whilst travelling in and around Vietnam
  • You will be introduced to the staff and other volunteers that you will encounter on your stay
  • A little leisure time will follow so you can check out the natives of the Mai Chau village, as well as Na Thia, Nhot, PomCoong and ChiengChau villages
  • We suggest you take a bicycle to do this trek as the trip is a total of around 2 -3 hours long on very basic and easy terrain
  • Your night will be spent at the homestay in Lac village

Today services included

  • Transportation: Local bus, bicycle
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Accommodation: private room in a homestay with fan, outside toilet downstairs
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 Note: Roaster roaring in the early morning or group of students organize camp fire in the evening with loud music up to 10.00pm (which is sometime happen only)

Please bring a very light stuff with a small backpack on a trekking day so that it will be easier for us to trek from one place to the others.

 


Day 17 – Hang Kia (B,L,D) – 17th of Sept   Sunday

  • Pa Co Market is a great early morning destination for fresh product and a little easy breakfast
  • You will find the little villages of H’mong settled nicely on either side of the rural roads
  • Take time to admire the Spring blooming, should you be in this season, of plum, peach and ban blossoms
  • The sprit and culture of Pa Co is shown in the lovely girls that wear the traditional brocade dresses and happy smiles
  • A car will take you to Hang Kia Village which is nestled onto the mountain peak and is opposite a tropical jangle
  • A 3-hour trek will take you to Van Village where we will then take a motorbike about half an hour to the homestay in Te village
  • The Te Village will be found snuggled in to the forest trees and here is where you will meet a local Thai family

Today services included

  • Transportation: Motorbike
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Accommodation: Communal room in the homestay sharing with others with outside toilet.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Note: Roosters roaring in the early morning and please bring a very light stuff with a small backpack on a trekking day so that it will be easier for us to trek from one place to the others.

 


Day 18 – Trekking day – 7 hours trekking (B, L,D) – 18th of Sept

  • We will leave Te Village to head to Te bridge and past rice paddy field. Then hike for about one and a half hours across Pu Hamlet and Xam Khoe Hamlet
  • Once you have worked your way through the natural forests, high mountain ranges and many fields of corn and cassava, you will come across the Thai locals
  • Many tourists hike here to get to the PuPoc mountain
  • Trek to the mountain area Na Meo to reach Lac village around 3.00pm or 4.00pm. Overnight in the homestay in Lac village.

Today services included

  • Transportation: Local bus, bicycle
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Accommodation: private room in a homestay with fan, outside toilet downstairs
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 Note: Roaster roaring in the early morning or group of students organize camp fire in the evening with loud music up to 10.00pm (which is sometime happen only)

 


Day 19 – Leisure Day (B,L,D) – 19th of Sept Tuesday

  • Enjoy today and do whatever you feel, go for a walk, enjoy the company of the locals, read, write, make some new videos and photo art, anything to chill you out

Option: You will pay extra on your account

1) Take 45 minutes by car drives to Go Lao waterfall for a half day visit which costs around 25USD

2) Take a motorbike trip to Pu Luong which costs you 40USD

Today services included

  • Transportation: Local bus, bicycle
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide
  • Accommodation: private room in a homestay with fan, outside toilet downstairs
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Note: Roaster roaring in the early morning or group of students organize camp fire in the evening with loud music up to 10.00pm (which is sometimes happen only)

 


Day 20 – Back to Hanoi again (B,L) – 20th of Sept  Wednesday

  • Free at leisure until 3.00pm to take a trip back to Hanoi and overnight stay overnight stay in Hanoi

Today services included

If want to upgrade to a better hotel such as Spring Flower Hotel or Antique Hanoi Hotel. Please pay extra 15USD/ per room/per night

 


Day 21 – Hanoi Eco Homestay (B,L,D) – 21st of Sept Thursday

  • Back at Hanoi you will receive a brief orientation on the next part of the journey
  • We will drive 45 minutes to a farm where we will show you the magic of the farming lifestyle
  • Ploughing with a cow, transplanting baby rice into a paddy field, getting your hands dirty hoeing, watering and just generally experiencing farm life, will be your modus operandi for the day
  • A fun and spirited passenger ride on the back of a motorbike will take you down to the fishing hole to try your hand at fishing – using nets and laughing with the locals will be an absolute highlight of your day
  • Later you will take, hopefully, that just caught fish and fresh produce to learn a new Vietnamese dish back with the host family
  • Lunch and then a bike around the rustic land where you can take your photos and enjoy all that Vietnam has to offer
  • Take a breather to eat your snacks and cold drinks offered at the local host family
  • We will then overnight at Hanoi Eco Homestay for the night

Today services included

If you want to upgrade to a better hotel such as the Spring Flower Hotel or Antique Hanoi Hotel, please pay extra 15USD per room, per night.

 


Day 22 – Thanh Chuong Viet Palace – Danang (B,L) – 22nd of Sept

  • Breakfast with the locals in the Xinchao Vietnam countryside and a stroll about to take in all the magic
  • Back at the Hanoi Eco Homestay you will say your goodbyes before embarking on the next chapter
  • ThanhChuong Viet Palace is a living museum of Viet’s architectural works
  • Explore the MrChuong creations where they restore the ancient works
  • The homestay will then give you a quick home cooking lesson, one where you will get your hands busy and be able to take the delicious recipes home with you
  • After a little leisure time, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Danang. VN185 (18.30pm – 19.50pm)
  • A taxi trip from Danang to the hotel will follow a busy day

Today services included

  • Transportation: car, flight to Danang Vn185 (18:30pm – 19.50pm)
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide/volunteer
  • Hotel: King Fisher Hotel in Danang – Room type: Superior room – No view with breakfast included. If you want to upgrade to a deluxe room with view will be 15USD extra/ per room/ per night
  • Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298085-d6668057-Reviews-King_s_Finger_Hotel-Da_Nang_Quang_Nam_Province.html
  • Address: 17 Nguyen Van Thoai street, Son Tra Dist, Danang city, Vietnam
  • Phone: (+84-511)3 959 678
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch only. Dinner on your own account

Note: This hotel is about 400metres to the beach. If you want to stay in a hotel in Danang city, please inform us.

 


Day 23 – Visit Hope village in Danang (B,L) – 23rd of Sept  Saturday

  • After a little breakfast, we will go to Hope Village in Danang, which is a center for the Orphaned Children of Vietnam
  • Take a little time to teach them some English and just spend some time with these lonely souls
  • Share some lunch with them and if you so wish lay down for an afternoon lunch with the little kiddies 😊
  • When you are refreshed, and rested, check out their living arrangements and play some football or games – this will make them so very happy

Today services included

  • Transportation: motorbike
  • Tour guide: Volunteer in Danang
  • Hotel: King Fisher Hotel in Danang – Room type: Superior room – No view with breakfast included. If you want to upgrade to a deluxe room with view will be 15USD extra/ per room/ per night
  • Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298085-d6668057-Reviews-King_s_Finger_Hotel-Da_Nang_Quang_Nam_Province.html
  • Address: 17 Nguyen Van Thoai street, Son Tra Dist, Danang city, Vietnam
  • Phone: (+84-511)3 959 678
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch only. Dinner on your own account

Note: This hotel is about 400metres to the beach. If you want to stay in a hotel in Danang city, please inform us.

 


Day 24 – More of Danang (B,L) – 24th of Sept  Sunday

  • After breakfast, we travel to the Center of Victims of agent Orange
  • This is where the children were used in war time and victimized
  • Spend some tie with the children in play or song or even dance
  • They love to play spots and be active – join in
  • A picnic lunch and some learning of English will see you through to the end of the day
  • Lastly the evening will see you enjoy Danang on a passenger motorbike ride

Today services included

Note: This hotel is about 400metres to the beach. If you want to stay in a hotel in Danang city, please inform us.Day 25 – Danang by Motorbike (B,L) – 25th of Sept

  • An early morning start sees us feeding rice porridge to the poor and elderly
  • Following this we start our full day city tour on the motorbikes down at the Han Market to pick up some specials
  • On to the 5th military zone museum to check out Vietnam’s war history
  • A short trip takes us to the magnificent Marble Mountain to see the lovely Cham Buddha enveloped in amazing light and peace
  • Lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the beach ends the afternoon nicely
  • Late afternoon sees you visiting LinhUng Pagoda, a spiritual place protected by Guinyin, the Goddess of Mercy
  • Take a moment to appreciate the views of Danang Beach and Cham Islands
  • The French and Spanish cemetery brings the memories of the soldiers lost fresh into our minds
  • On our way, back to the hotel we stop off at the Cham Museum to check out the biggest collection of Cham sculptures and artifacts from the 7th to 15th century

Today services included

Note: This hotel is about 400metres to the beach. If you want to stay in a hotel in Danang city, please inform us.

 


Day 26 – Cham Tower at My Son holy land (B,L) – 26th of Sept Tuesday

  • A motorbike ride takes us to My Son holy land to see the awesome Cham Tower which is honored to the Hindu
  • The afternoon sees us driving to the local village to try our hand at veggie planting

Today services included

  • Transportation: motorbike. It will be a long drive today over 60 miles
  • Tour guide: English speaking guide/volunteer
  • Hotel: King Fisher Hotel in Danang – Room type: Superior room – No view with breakfast included. If you want to upgrade to a deluxe room with view will be 15USD extra/ per room/ per night
  • Address: 17 Nguyen Van Thoai street, Son Tra Dist, Danang city, Vietnam
  • Phone: (+84-511)3 959 678
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch only. Dinner on your own account
  • Note: This hotel is about 400metres to the beach. If you want to stay in a hotel in Danang city, please inform us.

 


Day 27 and 28 – Leisure Time and Ending (B) - 27-28th of Sept

Wednesday & Thursday

  • Free time at the hotel and the end of your wonderful trip

 

Note: We can customize your trip based on your interest, duration of your travel, feel free to contact us

Today services included

Hotel: King Fisher Hotel in Danang – Room type: Superior room – No view with breakfast included. If you want to upgrade to a deluxe room with view will be 15USD extra/ per room/ per night   You need to check out the hotel before 12.00 o’clock on the day 28th of Sept

 

Note: This hotel is about 400metres to the beach. If you want to stay in a hotel in Danang city, please inform us.

 


Return HOME, Japan to Boston, October 3rd, 2017