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From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

Travel by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc and ride a Sampan boat to impressive caves. Experience local life as you cycle through picturesque villages, explore ancient temples, and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch. Start your tour early with pickup at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. Hop into the luxury van to visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit Dinh king Temple and Le king Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At midday, sit down for lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. Continue to Tam Coc and take the sampan go (traditional river boat) along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc's three caves. Head back to Tam Coc wharf, take your bicycle, and cycle around traditional villages and Tam Coc town. Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. In the evening, return Ha Noi.

Vietnam: eSIM Data Plan

Vietnam: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Vietnam hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Vietnam and upgrade for coverage in 10 countries, or 8 countries, including, Thailand, Singapore, and South Korea. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Select 8 countries for coverage in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Select 10 countries for coverage in Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): mobile Local operator info: Vietnam: Mobifone The rest of the countries is available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase

From Hue: DMZ Tour with Vinh Moc Tunnels and Khe Sanh Base

From Hue: DMZ Tour with Vinh Moc Tunnels and Khe Sanh Base

07h30: Our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel in Hue central, then transfer to Vietnam Demilitarized Zone in Quang Tri province. Ready to start the DMZ Tour Hue. Visiting places: Horror Highway: May 1, 1972, will never be forgotten by people in Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces not because it is International Labor Day, but because of the horrible carnage on Vietnam Highway 1, the Horror Highway. Thousands of civilians, mostly the elders, women, children, and scores of soldiers were killed by artillery and infantry weapons in hours of shooting. Long Hung Church: one of the very few existing buildings remains in Quang Tri town during “Fire Summer” or Eastern Offensive in 1972. It is a National Relic in the town of Quang Tri Vietnam – BA5453. Quang Tri Ancient Citadel: is seen as an eye-witness of fierce battles during the anti-American resistance war in 1972. During the 81-day fighting, the citadel was almost destroyed by thousands of tons of bombs released by the US army. Nowadays, the citadel becomes a place to mark immortal victories of the Vietnamese army and people and to educate youths about the nation’s revolutionary tradition and its patriotism. Dakrong Bridge: the bridge was considered the beginning of the Ho Chi Minh Trail network, and during many years of Vietnam War, this access point was hotly contested. The Dakrong Bridge fell many times. Now it’s a grand suspension bridge, a proud thumbed nose as if to say, “You can’t knock down my bridge anymore.” On the way, tourists also have chances to meet Paco minority village. Ta Con Airport: now is the Khe Sanh Combat Base Museum, contains a boneyard of several captured U.S. tanks and aircraft destroyed during the Battle of Khe Sanh. According to the official accounts provided by the museum, 197 U.S. planes were shot down or captured during the 170-day battle. Free snacks. Enjoy the local Khe Sanh coffee (own expense). After break, our guide and car take you back to the war sites, including: Hien Luong Bridge – Ben Hai River: The Geneva Agreements on Vietnam signed in 1954 divided Vietnam into North and South with the 17th Parallel where the Ben Hai River runs through the central province of Quang Tri as a borderline. Hien Luong Bridge, also knows as the Peace Bridge, was built by the French in 1950, across Ben Hai River. It is 178 m long but it took 21 years for Vietnamese people from the North and the South to be united. Vinh Moc Tunnels and Tunnels Museum: The most highlight part of DMZ Tour during Vietnam War. The complex of Vinh Moc tunnel located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone and sheltered Vinh Linh county people from the intense bombing. The tunnels were a success in saving the villagers’ lives and providing them the necessary living conditions to fight back the American enemy. 18h00: Tour ends at hotels in Hue.

From Dong Hoi: Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Cave Tour & Lunch

From Dong Hoi: Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Cave Tour & Lunch

Departs: 8:00am from Dong Hoi, 9:00am from Phong Nha Depart from Dong Hoi and Phong Nha town on a scenic drive to Paradise Cave. Go on a short buggy ride, then explore the inside of this cave, known for its large stalactites and stalagmites. Eat lunch in a local Vietnamese restaurant, then go on a boat ride. Explore inside Phong Nha Cave, then return to Dong Hoi. Begin with a morning pickup in Dong Hoi or Phong Nha. Next, drive about 43 miles (70 km) to Paradise Cave. Arrive at Paradise Cave, a limestone cavern that was discovered by a local man in 2005. Travel in a buggy and walk for about 570 meters before you enter the cave to explore the interior. Relax at a resting site, then step inside Paradise Cave, also called Thiên Đường Cave. Marvel at the spectacular stalactites dangling down from the roof. Finish your visit to the cave, then travel along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and hear more fascinating facts about Vietnamese history along the way. Eat lunch at midday at a local restaurant and enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine. After eating, head to Phong Nha Cave, famous for its long underwater river. Ride a boat along the Son River, also called the Lipstick River, from the tourism center and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the journey. Spend some time inside the cave and appreciate its geological features. Look at some of the famous rock formations as well. Finally, exit the cave. Travel back to Dong Hoi to conclude your adventure.

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

Travel in an air-conditioned van from Hanoi to Hoa Lu on this day trip to uncover the ancient temples of Dinh King and Le King. Savor local flavors with a buffet lunch and travel by boat on the Trang An river admire stunning natural scenery and visit the Trang An cave complex. Start your tour with hotel pickup in the early morning and depart for Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of these two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At around midday, sit down for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, before you head to Trang An Wharf to take a boat trip along Trang An Stream. Visit Trang An cave complex, including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou, and marvel at the scenery of mountains and rivers.  Then, head back to Trang An wharf to board the luxury limousine, and visit Mua Cave. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, hop back onto the bus to return to Hanoi, arriving back in the early evening.

Hoi An and Da Nang Airport/City Shuttle Transfer Service

Hoi An and Da Nang Airport/City Shuttle Transfer Service

Departure Routes & Schedule • Da Nang Airport/ City Center to Hoi An - Departure time from Da Nang Airport 7:00 8:15 10:15 11:15 13:15 14:15 16:15 17:15 19:15 21:15 22:15 - Departure time from Da Nang City Center 7:00 8:30 10:30 11:30 13:30 14:30 16:30 17:30 19:30 21:30 22:30 • Hoi An to Da Nang Airport / City Center - Departure time from Hoi An City Center 6:00 7:00 9:00 10:00 12:00 13:00 15:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 21:00 - Departure time from Hoi An Beach area 6:15 7:15 9:15 10:15 12:15 13:15 15:15 16:15 18:15 20:15 21:15 _Bus Stop in Da Nang Airport_ For pick up: Da Nang Airport (Arrival Gate A4 - Domestic Terminal) For drop off: Da Nang Airport - Departure hall of Domestic Terminal _Bus Stop in Da Nang City Center_ Da Nang Train Station (Train cafe at the Main entrance gate) Cham Museum Da Nang Hiyori Garden Tower - 02 Vo Van Kiet St. A La Carte Beach Hotel - 200 Vo Nguyen Giap St. Holiday Beach Hotel - 300 Vo Nguyen Giap St. _Bus stop in Hoi An City Center_ Barri Ann Travel office - 30/2 Tran Hung Dao St. Agribank ATM - 255 Cua Dai St. Silk Village The Tourist - 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh St. Hoi An iVy Hotel - 01 Dao Duy Tu St. _Bus stop in Hoi An Beach Area_ Dahan Spa - 130 Lac Long Quan St. Hoi An Beach Resort - 01 Cua Dai St. Bus Type: Minibus - Ford Transit 16 Seater Car (or Sedan or Muv/Spv car pending on number of travelers) Trip duration: 90 Minutes. This activity is a shared transfer therefore the trip duration is approximate and might fluctuate due to external factors such as traffic, weather conditions, etc. Luggage Information • Each passenger is allowed to have one 24 inch (22 inch x 11 inch x 9 inch) sized luggage with a maximum weight of 20kg and 1 small personal bag that is free of charge. Extra luggage can be denied or charged at an extra cost if there is no space in the vehicle to accommodate it. All passengers must provide the following information upon booking: - Full name - Nationality - Gender - Date of birth - Arrival/Departure information of Flight/Train - Pick-up and drop-off location, Phone number, Email. The booking can be rejected if the information is not provided following to city law by Transportation Department.

Phong Nha: Cave Exploration and Zipline Dark Cave Tour

Phong Nha: Cave Exploration and Zipline Dark Cave Tour

Embark on your adventure with a morning pickup, setting off to explore the natural wonders of the area. Your first destination is the botanic garden, where you have the unique opportunity to observe wild animals in their natural habitats and learn about efforts to protect endangered species. The journey continues as you transition to exploring the magnificent Phong Nha Cave by boat and on foot. Marvel at the stunning formations of stalagmites and stalactites that take on the shapes of faces and animals. A boat ride brings you back to the starting point, followed by a refreshing lunch at a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, the adventure ramps up with a series of thrilling activities. Your guide will lead you through the excitement of ziplining over the Chay River, navigating the Dark Cave river walk, and relaxing in a natural mud pool—a highlight of the experience. After rejuvenating in the mud bath, cleanse yourself in the river, then kayak back to the starting point for more activities, such as an additional zipline ride or a leisurely swim, depending on your preference. The day concludes with a return to your accommodation, leaving you with memories of an exhilarating journey through nature.

Phong Nha: Phong Nha National Park Guided Tour with Lunch

Phong Nha: Phong Nha National Park Guided Tour with Lunch

8:30 -9:00 Our driver and Guide will pick you up at your hotel/homestay and departure for our day adventure 09:20 Visit Paradise Cave. Paradise Cave is first discovered in 2005 by the British Cave Research Association, It’s a largest and most beautiful cave in the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park area by British spelunkers. It is said that the cave's beauty is reminiscent of an imperial palace and very well resented with easy access, great walkways, and excellent feature lighting which made it extra special. Taking the electrical car from the parking to the foothills of the cave (2km). Admire countless stalactites with different shapes. 11:30 Lunch at a restaurant with local specialties from the people here processing. 13:00 Continue the journey to visit the Chay River - Dark Cave 13:30Getting near to the cave entrance by 400 meters long zip-lining with 10 meter high or by kayaking for those who get fear of high places. 15 meters swimming to the cave on the cool water will wake you up. At the end of the cave, mud bath is the most interesting spot that once you get dipping into it, you will not want to get out of it anymore. Swing, mini-ziplines with obstacle course are waiting for you on Chay river. Swimming in cool blue water is one of remarkable experiences in your life - must be in your bucket list.. You will have a very interesting experience when take part in this cave. 16:30 Vehicle transfer you back to Phong Nha town 17:00 Drop off at your Hotel . Trip Ends! Please contact if you would like to go to Ninh Binh, Ha Noi, Hue , Da Nang, Hoi An after the tour. Note : The itenenary may be changed depending on the weather conditions of each season / day

From Ninh Binh: Hue Transfer by Sleeper Bus with Cabins

From Ninh Binh: Hue Transfer by Sleeper Bus with Cabins

18:30 Tourists come to Ninh Binh FootPrint Travel Office for check-in.There're wifi, wc , english speaking staff in the office. 19:00 Bus comes to pick you up at Tam Coc Discovery Travel office. 20:00 Arrive Com Hue Restaurant. You can have dinner here or take a rest in 30 minutes and return the bus keep our journey. 21:00 Arrive Thanh Hoa Province. Riding by the highway to Vinh 22:00 Arrive Vinh City. Should slow down music from your phone for others sleeping. 02:00 Next day arrive Dong Hoi , Quang Binh Province. 06:30 Arrive Hue City.It time to check everything belong to you make sure you will not forget anything on the bus. 07:00 Drop off at No 2, Lam Hoang, Vy Da, Hue City center.Trip End

From Phong Nha/Dong Hoi: Paradise and Phong Nha Cave Tour

From Phong Nha/Dong Hoi: Paradise and Phong Nha Cave Tour

Your driver and guide will collect you from your hotel in Dong Hoi or Phong Nha to begin your 1-day cave tour First, you will arrive at Phong Nha Cave, formed an incredible 400 million years ago. Ride along the river to arrive at the mouth of the cave, taking in the breathtaking cave sand beaches and ancient rock formations. Explore the cave, getting off half way back to the entrance to go further by foot, so that you will have the chance to enjoy the cave up-close. After arriving back at the boat port in Phong Nha Village, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to the Paradise Cave, stretching an incredble 31 kilometers in total, with heights of up to 72 meters and width of 150 meters at certain points. It is labelled as one of the world's most beautiful dry caves.

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The half day tour with our guide Hoa was excellent. She narrated the history of Vietnam and the visited areas in an easy to understand, objective, passionate and well structured way during the drive and made sure we have plenty of time to enjoy the sights visited. In between, she played a few songs that became popular during the Vietnam war which really helped to bring it to live. The highlight was a stop at the Vinh Moc tunnels, through which she guided us. We were taken on the tour in a very modern (basically new) large Van with air conditioning and were cared for with water and snacks. 10/10 tour, thank you!

Superb experience. Our guide Hoa was really great. She gave us a lot of explanations about the history of her country. She speaks perfect English and even with my average English I managed to understand well. I particularly liked the visit to the tunnels which is a very impressive place and so full of history. She accompanied our trip with several pieces of music related to the Vietnam War. I really loved this day. There is a road to reach the different visiting points but a very comfortable minibus. I recommend 100%

It’s a very busy day with lots of spots to visit. The spots are sometimes an hour away from each other therefore a logical consequence is that the tour sometimes feels a bit rushed. For me personally this wasn’t a big problem because I liked seeing so much in one day. I only had one day in Hue so. The guide speaks very good and fluent english which made it easy to follow. Although you spend some time in the van being transferred you get stunning views in return.

excellent trip, very well organised. Our host Hai was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. All of the activities were brilliant and gave a new outlook to the area. Ninh Binh is a beautiful place and I feel very lucky to have been on this tour.

It was well paced and well organised with a lovely guide.