Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh to Nam Cat Tien
Upon arrival in Vietnam you are welcomed by a ‘See Asia Differently’ representative and transferred out of the city all the way to the Nam Cat Tien National Park; located near the Dong Nai River. You then check into your hotel and the rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish.
Overnight in Nam Cat Tien (Meals:_/_/_)
Day 2: Nam Cat Tien (Crocodile Lake & Safari Night)
A 5 am start will take you into the Jungle to observe the langurs. Returning for breakfast you then travel the short distance to Crocodile Lake (Bau Sau). Once here you can enjoy the beauty of the peafowl and water birds dancing in wild, as well as the sights and sounds of the incredibly diverse area rich with wildlife, as well as trees, flora and fauna. In the evening you take part in a night safari; starting by car along the jungle trails to observe wild animals, such as deer, wild pigs, snakes, porcupines, gaur (rare) and weasels. They forage for food in the grasslands or bushes when it becomes dark. After sighting these exciting animals you then head back for the night in preparation for your journey to Hanoi in the morning.
Overnight in Nam Cat Tien (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 3: Nam Cat Tien to Saigon to Hanoi
This morning you leave behind the National Park in exchange for the bright lights of city life. You transfer to the Ho Chi Minh airport to catch a flight to Hanoi. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your selected hotel, where you then have the rest of the day to spend as you wish. Alternatively, a city discovery tour of Hanoi could be arranged.
Overnight in Hanoi (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 4: Hanoi to Ninh Binh (Van Long Nature Reserve)
After breakfast you journey to the province of Ninh Binh. On arrival you will meet your specialist wildlife guide that has come from the Cuc Phuong National park. In the afternoon you venture out to ‘Cat Scratch mountain’, home to Delacour’s langurs (Voọc in Vietnamese), these precious animals are in the World’s Red Book. You then reach Van Long Wharf, where you take a boat trip along the reservoir of Van Long Nature Reserve – the largest wetland of Northern Vietnam. The green landscape filled with many kinds of animals will provide you with opportunities for spectacular photos.
Overnight in Ninh Binh (Meals: B/L/_)
Day 5: Ninh Binh to Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island
This morning you leave Ninh Binh behind and head for Hai Phong, where you board a hydrofoil to Cat Ba Island. Once you arrive you can check into your hotel room and then have the rest of your day to spend as you wish.
Overnight in Cat Ba (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 6: Cat Ba Island (Cat Ba National Park)
Today you travel out to the Cat Ba National Park, where you take a 14km trek, crossing the jungle on a single trail dirt path. The highlight of this trek is the incredible views you will get at certain vantage points as you walk, as well as seeing various insects and foliage. The trek ends in the isolated village of Viet Hai village, where you will enjoy a locally prepared meal, In the afternoon, you have two options; either hiking to Navy peak or take a relaxed walk to a picturesque rice field before taking a cyclo ride along a jungle road to Lan Ha Bay, where you can stop at the beach, relax and have a swim before heading back to Cat Ba Island.
Overnight in Cat Ba (Meals: B/L/_)
Day 7: Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong to Hanoi
After breakfast, you will have some free time to relax before you take the hydrofoil back to Hai Phong. You then transfer by car all the way to Hanoi. You are then free to enjoy the city as you wish or a half day city tour could be arranged, where you can visit some of the cities more important sites or take a cyclo tour through the old French quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 8: Depart Hanoi
After breakfast you are free to enjoy the morning as you wish before being transferred to the airport with plenty of time for your departing flight home.
Airport pick up and drop off
Overnights as mentioned
Excursions as mentioned
Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees
International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)
Meals, unless mentioned differently
Beverages and personal expenses
Other excursions and entrance fees
Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)
Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.
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Your next steps:
1Get in touch and talk to our specialist Asia travel team
2We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
3We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday expereince
4Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time
On arrival in Asia we will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and then sit down to run over your holiday program again. We then introduce you to your local guides and give you some helpful local travel tips; such as local restaurant and bar suggestions and some cultural insights.
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