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ETHNIC CHINESE HAPPY-AGE ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA INC.
HỘI TƯƠNG  TẾ LẠC LINH VICTORIA
總會 Địa chi Tỗng hội : Lầu 1, số 38 Leeds Street, Footscray, Vic. 3011, Tel & Fax: (03) 96876629
分會Địa chiP hân hội: Số 21, Lightwood Road, Springvale, Vic. 3171, Tel & Fax: (03) 95479478

VIETNAM, TAIWAN, HONGKONG  (19 DAYS 18 NIGHTS)

27/4/2019  –  15/5/2019

HANOI – SAPA – NHA TRANG  – 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

Day 1 (27/4): Hanoi (D)

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital (VN MEL- SGN 11:25-15:45VN SGN – HAN 18:00-20:05). Your driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center.  Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 (28/4): Hanoi (B+L+D)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

08.00 AM: Our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then we will start the Hanoi city tour 

We will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace – a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh – the president in Vietnamese’s spirit forever. We will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda – one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature . Next we will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in an electric car. This slow – speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. We will end the tour at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping.

Day 3 (29/4): Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat Village (B+L+D)

Breakfast at the hotel.
8.00AM: Our driver and tour guide will pick you at your hotel and transfer to Sa Pa town, Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

Arrival Sapa round 2:00PM, check in the hotel. From your hotel, start trekking to Cat Cat Village, 2km from Sapa Townlet, Sapa District. This is an age-old village of H’Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages.

Tourists to Cat Cat are most attracted by its unique customs, including the custom of “pulling wife”. A man can ask his friends to lure a girl he likes to his house and keeps her there in three days. During these days, if the girl agrees to become his wife, a wedding will be held. However, the girl can happily go home after three days if she does not like him.
Traditional houses of H’Mong people in Cat Cat have three rooms with three doors and covered with po mu wood roof. In the house there are three columns that stand in round or square stones. The walls are made from sawn timber. The main door is always closed and only opens when people in the house organize important events. Altar, inlaid floor containing food, places for sleeping, kitchen and receiving guests are indispensable parts of the houses. Dinner is at the local restaurant. Stay overnight in Sa Pa.

Day 4 (30/4): Hanoi – Muong Hoa Valley – Sapa (B+L+D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

8:00AM: Spend the day touring and light trekking the beautiful mountain countryside. Take your time to photograph one of the world’s most breathtaking farmland vistas with its terraced valleys that employ traditional agriculture methods. Trekking through the Muong Hoa valley, marvel at ancient engineering techniques employed by the local farmers as they control water flow through the rice paddy terraces on the steep mountain slopes. See the different costumes of the Zay minority and Red Dao people as you trek through Giang Ta Chai village. Dinner is on your own. Stay overnight at hotel in Sapa.

OPTIONAL: SAPA – FANXIPAN MOUNTAIN BY CABLE CAR, pls charge + AUD 30/person

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

8:00 In the morning, you will transfer to Sapa Station. The cable car will transport passengers from the base of the 3,143-metre Fansipan Mountain to its highest point within 15 to 20 minutes. You have chance to get a panorama view of rooftop of Indochina.

Day 5 (01/05): Sapa – Stone Cathedral – local market – Hanoi (B+L+D)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

08:00   Our bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to visit Sapa Stone Cathedral.

Then visit Sapa market is located right at the heart of Sapa town, just a short walk to Sapa stone church that is built by the French in the early 20th century. The market consists of both indoors and outdoors space. While stalls along the stone stairs outside sell flowers, fresh produce, groceries and food; little workshops on the second floor offer ethnic fabrics.

Transfer back to Hanoi City. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

Arriving Hanoi, check in your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6 (02/05): Hanoi – Nha Trang (B+L+D)

Have breakfast and free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Nha Trang City (VN 9:50 – 11:45).

Arrive at Cam Ranh International Airport, you will meet our local guide transfer to Nha Trang City. Upon arrival in Nha Trang, you will be transferred to a hotel in Nha Trang for check in. Then you are free to relax and discover Nha Trang Beach. Dinner and stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 7 (03/05): Nha Trang City tour – Mud bath (B+L+D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will visit Long Son Pagoda – is the most impressive contruction in Nha Trang founded in 19th century. It was first built on Moutain Trai Thuy in 1886 and named Dang Long Pogada.

After the visit to Long Son Pagoda, you are free visit and shopping at Dam Market. Typical products sold at Dam Market are different stypes of dry sea food. The market is also open early morning each day round 4:00 AM to meet the demand of local people anh tourists doing their morning shopping.

After lunch, you will make a trip to visit Ponagar Tower and continue visiting Thap Ba Hot Pring to enjoy mud bathing or hot pring bathing.

Dinner and stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 8 (04/05): Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh (B+L+D)

Have breakfast and free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon.

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport (VN 11:05 – 12:05). After lunch, check in hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping at An Dong market/ Ben Thanh market. Take the cruise on Saigon river for dinner. Stay overnight in Sai Gon.

TAIWAN – 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

Day 1 (05/05):Ho Chi Minh – Taipei (B+L)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We visit Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral. After lunch, we transfer to the airport for flight to Taipei (VN 16: 25 – 21:05). Your driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Dao Vien Airport and take you to the city center, it is your free time to go shopping at Shilin Market.

Day 2 (06/05): Taipei – Yang Ming Shan – Yehliu Park (B+L+D)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We visit Yang Ming Shan, Shifen Old Streets, Yehliu, Taipei 101 (not included Observation Deck fee), Pixiu, free time to go shopping at Xi Men Ding Market.

Day 3 (07/05): Taipei – Taichung – Feng Chia Night Market (B+L+D)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We visit Vigor Kobo Pineapple Cake Factory, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Damsui, free time to go shopping at Feng Chia Market.

Day 4 (08/05): Taichung – Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village – Sun Moon Lake(B+L+D)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We visit Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, Sun Moon Lake, Wen Wu Temple, Lingzhi Mushroom.

Day 5 (09/05): Taichung – Kaohsiung(B+L+D)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We visit Tea shop, Fo Guang Shan temple, The Spring and Autumn Pavilions, gemstone shop.

Day 6 (10/05): Kaohsiung – Hongkong(B)

Have breakfast and free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Hong Kong (VN 14:10 – 15:35).

HONGKONG – 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

Day 1 (10/5): Hongkong (D)

Arrival Hongkong then meet our Tour guide, passing the Grand Tsing Ma bridge, transfer to restaurant for dinner, check in the hotel. Stay overnight in Hongkong.

Day 2 (11/5): Hongkong sightseeing tour (B+L+D)

Enjoy breakfast.
Our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then we will start the Hongkong city tour
We will start with a visit to Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Hongkong Exhibition and Convention Center, Golden Bauhinia Square, Wong Tai Shi Temple, Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront, Promenade Stars Avenue, Jewelry Factory and PDW Mall.

Stay overnight in Hongkong.

Day 3 (12/5): Hongkong – free day (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day – No guide, no bus, no meals

Day 4 (13/5): Hongkong/Zhuhai (B+L+D)

After breakfast, leave Hong Kong, using public transport for visiting Zhuhai – the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, a 6.7km section in the middle dips into an undersea tunnel that runs between two artificial islands, has 6 lanes, reducing the travel time from Hong Kong to Zhuhai City (Guangdong Province, China) from 3 hours to 30 minutes, opened on 24 October 2018, nearly a decade after construction began in December 2009. To build the bridge, the construction unit used 420,000 tonnes of steel, enough to build 60 French Eiffel towers, and 1.08 million cubic meters of cement.

Arrive in Zhuhai, visit Lover Road, Statue of fisher girl – is one of the 10 scenic spots in Zhuhai and is the iconic city of Zhuhai, is 8.7 meters high. Continue to visit Zhuhai Grand Theater, Xinjiang Medicine and Bamboo products shop. Stay overnight in HONG KONG.

Day 5 (14/5): Hongkong – free day (B+L)

After breakfast, free time and then check out at 12:00. Transfer to Hongkong Airport (VN HKG – SGN 15:20-17:00

SGN – MEL 21:05–9:25+1). End of tour.

Services included:

  • Hotel 3*** (2 people/room)
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned.
  • Meal as specified in the program: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Accommodation provided throughout the program
  • Entrance fees mentioned in program
  • Domestic /International flight.
  • Cantonese speaking guide on days mentioned in program
  • Personal expenses in Hanoi, Sapa
  • Tips for guide and driver in Taiwan
  • Visa fee to Zhuhai (China) for Australian

Not included:

  • Tips for guide and driver 3 USD/1 guest/1 day.
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fee (Taiwan, Vietnam)
  • Others meals are not mentioned in the program above.

Price: AUD/pax  $3395 . Viet visa for foreigner  $ 85.00, Vietnam born $70 (5 years validity)

If you’re interested in this itinerary, please contact to Ms. Anh 0432719961 or Ms. Lu 0401702170

When register, deposit $250.00 for air ticket pay second instalment $1300.00  by 15/2/2019, the rest $1845.00 by 15/3/2019.

DISCLAIMER:

This is a courteous advertising for the ETHNIC CHINESE HAPPY-AGE ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA INC.

Harlan is NOT responsible for the accuracy and delivery of the tour.

If you’re interested in this tour, please contact Ms. Anh 0432719961 or Ms. Lu 0401702170 for more details.