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CENTRAL HIGHLANDS & SOUTHERN ADVENTURE 14 DAYS

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Duration: 14 days

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US$ 985 US$ 930 per person

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Day 1: Arrival Da Nang

Meal Provided: No Meal

Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, obtain your Vietnam visa, and then clear Immigration and Customs. After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local Guide. From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel.

Stay overnight in Da Nang

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Day 2: Da Nang City Tour - Hoi An

Meal Provided: Breakfast

This morning, visit Linh Ung Pagoda located in an area known locally as Bai But or Buddha’s Sanctuary on Son Tra peninsula. It is rated as the most magnificent work of this kind in the central city of Da Nang, in terms of architectural and artistic value.
Continue to the Nam O village which is well-known for the high quality of fish sauce, a specialty of Da Nang and the long tradition of making that product. The village has made fish sauce since 19th century, and villagers still earn their livelihood by producing special fish sauce.
Our next stop is The Museum of Cham Sculpture. Prior to the establishment of the museum, the site was known as the "garden of sculptures" and many Cham sculptures that had been collected in Danang, Quang Nam and elsewhere had been brought there over the preceding twenty years.
Stop at Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Danang city in Vietnam. The five 'mountains' are named after the five elements; Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth).

Head straight to Hoi An and check in your hotel.

Stay overnight in Hoi An

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Day 3: Hoi An - Eco Tour - Ancient Town

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

You will be picked up by local tour guides at the hotel.
You will be driven to Hoi An Market (around half an hour), you can feel the bustle of the morning market, have an opportunity to have a direct contact with sellers.
You might also learn some tips of “bargaining” when going shopping
Our tour guides will introduce to you the necessary ingredients for cooking classes. Then you will have a sightseeing tour along the Thu Bon River and Cua Dai beat by boat. On the river, you have a chance to contemplate the river beauty in the countryside of Vietnam.
Next, you can get some loveable handmade souvenirs made from nipa palm leaves such as hats, watches, rings… When you do on bamboo basket boat. You will immersed natural beauty of the nipa palm forest.
Then be welcome in our restaurant. At here, after you use welcome drinking, you paint on bamboo Sieve by yourself
At the end, participate in cooking class with our chefs. Cooking classes will take place within 2 hours, the chef will teach you how to cook Vietnamese cultural cuisine. Then you can enjoy Vietnamese food make by yourself. Finally, you come back to the hotel by car.
Coming to Ancient Town, spending the left of afternoon for a walking tour around this enchanting port town of Hoi an, follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the Tan Ky old house, the local market …

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Day 4: Hoi An - Kon Tum - Pleiku

Meal Provided: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Kon Tum by our tour guide and driver (6.5 hrs driving). Make some stops during the way for short break. Arrive in Kon Tum, check in your hotel and relax.

Stay overnight in Kon Tum

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Day 5: Pleiku - Kon Tum Sightseeing - Pleiku

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Kontum province lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. This morning, take a coach trip to Kontum. Enjoy a short visit to:
● Wooden church: Kon Tum draws visitors’ attention right at first sight with the brown bell-tower of a wooden church, which imposingly rises towards the blue sky. The Church is situated at the center of Kon Tum town, on a spacious area with many enclosed combining constructions: church – guest house – house displaying traditional and religious items – Rong house. Besides, stepping into the church campus, tourists will have chance to visit other places such as the brocatelle sewing and weaving factory, joinery and orphanage.
● Konktu village-a village of Bahnar people: Travel to this village via the Konklor suspension bridge, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dakbla river. Upon arrival, the tourists will have a stroll around the village to meet friendly villagers, to explore the culture and custom of the oldest group of minority who has been living on the Central Highland for some thousand years. The tourists will have chance to comtemplate the Roong house, a imposing symbol of Bahnar people that you never ever seen at any other places in Vietnam.
Then continue our trip to Dakto, 47 kilometres from Kon Tum. During the Vietnam War, it was viewed as a strategic area because of its proximity to a major branch of the Hochiminh trail, which Hanoi maintained through the neighboring country of Laos. It was the site of the Battle of Dakto. Upon arrival, visiting old battlefields such as:
Point 601: Seventeen km from Kon Tum along the road to Dak To is monument by the side of the road. It's known as 'Skull Hill' because of the large number of human remains unearthed here after the war.
Dakto Victory Monument: a monument to the critical North Vietnamese victory on nearby Charlie Hill. The hill itself is difficult to access, and, in any case, there's nothing there to see.
Phoenix Airstrip: The biggest American airstrip in Kon Tum during the war time. When you get there, you'll find two long, concrete airstrips that are now being used to dry manioc in preparation for use as chicken feed. Beyond the airstrip are some fortifications -- mounds of bull-dozed dirt that still have foxholes dug into them.Back to Pleiku.

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Day 6: Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot - Sight seeing

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, travel to Buon Ma Thuot, the capital city of Dak Lak. The city is the largest in Vietnam's Central Highlands region and is famous as the regional "capital of coffee”.

Upon arrival, take a coach trip to Lak Lake which is about 56km to the South from Buon Ma Thuot city. It is the largest nature freshwater lake of Dak Lak and ranks behind Ba Be Lake (Bac Kan) of Vietnam. Besides, Lak Lake is shelter of numerous species of aquatic life, fish and shellfish which are major economic resource for local residents living in the area around the lake. By the side of Lak Lake is the sizeable the M'nong Rlam village of Jun with over 30 long houses. Different from the M'nong Gar who live in on-ground houses, the M'nong Rlam live in longhouses which are built on stilts like the Edeh." The village is named Jun because it juts out from green Lak Lake. Coming to Lak Lake, you may ride elephants around the village, row dugout canoes on the lake or enjoy the Gong show and drinking jar-wine with the villagers. Back to the town. Check in hotel.

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Day 7: Buon Ma Thuot - Dray Sap Waterfalls & Ban Don

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast depart to visit some spotlights of Buon Ma Thuot city such as AkoDhong: village of the E-de people: long house-on-stilts; E-De shop with embroidery and the village chief’s house; Daklak Museum: Ethnography, bio-diversification and history

Depart to Draysap waterfall, guests will have nice pictures of mushroom and long houses, learn about the flora in the forest along the way to the waterfall then visit impressive waterfall of Draysap. Away 30km from Buon Ma Thuot City, Draysap as E-de language means the Misty waterfall. The misty is by the its water falls from about 30m height, 100m length creating an amazing veil of mist. Walk along the path leading up to the fresh stream where guests can have swim.

Head to Ban Don for lunch then visit the bamboo suspension bridge over 250m on the Srepok river, Ancient house of the Laos about 120 years-olds, Jang Lanh village and cemetary.

Back to Buon Ma Thuot, on the way drop into coffee plantations and pepper gardens, Khai Doan Pagoda.
Drop off at your hotel.
Stay overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.

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Day 8: Buon Ma Thuot - Da Lat

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, meet our tour guide again and head to Dalat.

On arrival, have lunch at a local restaurant then check in your hotel. Take a short rest before continuing visiting the Valley of Love, a picturesque valley of rolling hills with a lake as its centrepiece, serving as a romantic getaway for locals and tourists and then the XQ Historical Village at City’s Flower garden. Drop off at your hotel.
Stay overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.

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Day 9: Da Lat city tour

Meal Provided: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy your city tour day in Dalat visiting to:
● Bao Dai's Summer Palace: Emperor Bao Dai had made three huge palaces in the city of Dalat. Among them the most visited palace is called the Dinh 3 which was built in 1933. The entire structure of the palace was made in art deco fashion. It was set inside a pine grove near the Pasteur Institute, in the southwestern direction of the lake
● Dalat Railway Station, built in 1938, was designed in the art deco architectural style by French architects Moncet and Reveron, although it incorporates the high, pointed roofs characteristic of the Cao Nguyen communal buildings of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. The three roofs, said to represent the three peaks of Dalat’s iconic Lang Biang mountain, are also reminiscent of Normandy’s Trouville-Deauville Station.
● Crazy House: Described as a “fairy tale house”, its overall design resembles a giant banyan tree, incorporating sculptured design elements representing natural forms such as animals, mushrooms, spider webs and caves. Its architecture, consisting of complex, organic, non-rectilinear shapes, has been described as expressionist. Its creator, Vietnamese architect Dang Viet Nga, who holds a PhD in architecture from Moscow State University, has acknowledged the inspiration of Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi in the building’s design

In the afternoon, take a cable car running from Robin Hill to the Truc Lam Temple. The ride covers 2.3 kilometers with 50 brightly painted cabins spanning the distance. The panoramic views of Dalat are worth the effort.
● Truc Lam Temple (Vietnamese: Thien Vien Truc Lam) is a Zen Buddhist temple outside the centre of Da Lat. The temple is located at a turnoff on the road from the city centre towards Prenn Hill, the temple is near the Tuyen Lam Lake, located on Phuong Hoang Hill. The entrance of the temple is somewhat isolated, so there is a direct entrance to the temple with 61 steps or climbing, or the person can go directly past Tuyen Lam Lake and then climb 222 steps past the triple gated entrance to enter the main courtyard in front of the temple.

Our last stop is Dalat flower garden, sitting at the end of Xuan Huong Lake, around 2 kilometers from the city center, it cover 11 hectares. With its cool mountain climate, Dalat is perfect for growing a wide variety of flower.

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Day 10: Da Lat - Mui Ne - Jeep Tour

Meal Provided: Breakfast

Being picked up by our guide and driver for the transfer to Mui Ne. On arrival, check in your hotel and relax.

Afternoon activities will be:
Visiting Fairy stream (Suoi Tien) where the small stream running through the middle of the red sand dunes. It is like a mini version of Red Canyon
Visiting Mui Ne fishing village, observing the daily lives of fishermen, catch is hauled to shore and fishing boats are lining up
Visiting White sand dunes. At the top of the sand dune, catching the first sunrise of the day. Other activities can be taken: riding quad bike over the white sand dunes and ostrich riding (at own expense), sliding down sand dunes’ slopes with sand boarding
Continue with your jeep to visit Red sand dunes, slopes are less steep than the White sand dunes, but great opportunity for taking photo as red colour of the sand is great contrast to background scenery and observing the spectacular sunset over the red sand dunes
After seeing the sunset at the red dunes, get back to your hotel/resort.

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Day 11: Mui Ne Free at leisure

Meal Provided: Breakfast

Mui Ne Free at at leisure.

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Day 12: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City - City Tour

Meal Provided: Breakfast

Free time until being picked up by our private car for the return to Ho Chi Minh.

Enjoy the sightseeing to Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, a landmark in Hochiminh City.
Continue to visit Central Post Office which was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. It has a neoclassical architectural style. It was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Today, the building is a tourist attraction.
Right nearby, you can see Notre Dame Cathedral, a magnificent building located in the heart of the city and was established by French colonists. This cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).
Pay a visit at Ben Thanh market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of symbols of Hochiminh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, ao dai, and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

Meal Provided: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we leave Ho Chi Minh behind and head to Vietnamese rice basket of Mekong Delta. We will pass through idyllic, rural scenes until we arrive at My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River, where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda.

Arrival, boarding the motorboat at a pier and cruising on the Mekong River. Here, overlooking 4 famous islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle Island. The pay a visit to My Tho fishing port, fishing farms along Tan Long island.

Continue to Thoi Son island where you have chance visiting fruit orchard, seasonal tropical fruit can be tasted (included) while listening to Vietnamese traditional music

Afterward, being on a small hand-rowing boat (the main mean of transportation in My Tho & Ben Tre) and slowly cruising through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Lives from both sides of the creek can be observed.
Before heading to lunch, passing through coconut candy workshop (sample of candies can be tasted), bee-keeping farm and enjoying honey tea.
Back to Ho Chi Minh on our private car.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Meal Provided: Breakfast

You are let free to stroll around till being transferred to the airport by our private car for flight back to home. End services

We wish you a safe and pleasant journey!

Please note: The tour program is flexible. Your guide will be more than happy to adjust the tour itinerary to suit you. You can skip one site or add another if you so wish.

* This is a quote only and we have not made any booking for you. Prices offered are based on availability at the time of quoting. It may different at the time of actual reservation based on availability.

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Including

Excluding

+ 13 nights with breakfast at hotels

(Based on a private double/twin sharing room)

+ Private Boat in Mekong Delta

+ Round trip cable car in Da Lat

+ Meals mentioned in the itinerary 

+ Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program

+Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver

+ Private English speaking guide in each region

+ 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day

+ All taxes and service charge

 

- Bank fees for both sides (Prefer cash on arrival)

- Single Supplement

- Visa to Vietnam

- Peak Season Surcharge

- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)

- Tipping for guide, driver 

- Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program

- Travel insurance   

- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc… 

- Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item

 

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).


  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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