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Vietnam Catholic Pilgrimage Tour

Vietnam Catholic Pilgrimage Package

US$1,746 $1,648

No of Days: 15|  People: 5

Discover the delights of the beautiful Vietnam on a 15 day spiritual journey to take in the scenic sights along with visiting churches and holy shrines for which the country is best known. From north to south, Vietnam is a kaleidoscope of wonderful people and picturesque landscapes. Imagine exploring the beautiful lakes and boulevards of Hanoi – and what better way to get to know the locals than to be taking the typical boat on Mekong Delta? Experience historical temples, visit Vietnam’s spectacular coastline, enjoy delicious banquets and explore lively cities of Saigon.

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Vietnam Catholic Pilgrimage Package

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
You will be greeted at the airport by our guide and driver and transferred directly to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at your own pace. Overnight in Ha Noi

 

Day 2: Hanoi City Sights (B, L, D)
Afer breakfast at the hotel, you will take a full day tour of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex, West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Ethnology Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, continue your tour to Hoa Lo Prison, History Museum and Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem lake, then take an hour cyclo ride through the fascinating medieval streets of the Old Quarter. Enjoy Water Puppet Show of Vietnamese traditional art before having your dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Overnight Cruise (L, D)
Morning depart to Halong Bay, which is considered the 8th wonder of the world. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before beginning cruise through the bay. Lunch served while cruising among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoiled pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottoes of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain for a magnificent panorama scenery. Enjoy dinner with fresh seafood on board. Relax or chatting with partner, friends, family. Overnight on the boat.

 

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our Huong Hai Junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Check out on boat at around 10.00 am. Enjoy lunch as boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arrive back at Ha Long city around noon time for disembarkation, return to Hanoi for your overnight stay.

 

Day 5: Hanoi – Nam Dinh – Ninh Binh (B, L, D)
Transfer to Nam Dinh, visit Phu Nhai Church – Kien Lao Shrine, it’s not only the architecture of Catholicism, sights of tourists near and far, but also the object of the research civil engineer, architectural and cultural studies. Proceed to Ninh Binh for your dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 6: Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Hue (B, L, D)
Morning, drive to Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, which was built from 1875 to 1899 by Priest Tran Luc and Catholics in here made by all of stone and wood. Now, there is Priest’s Grave in front of the Church. The feature of this building is modeled on the architecture of the traditional temples in Vietnam inspite of Catholic Church. Then take a boat trip along the stream between rice paddy to visit Trang An complex where the limestone ranges, valleys and rivers fuses intertwined to create a magical space, mysterious surprise ever for you. Return to Ha Noi airport for your flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 7: Hue City Tour (B, L, D)
Morning take a boat trip on Perfume river visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu pagoda and the mausoleum of former emperor Ming Mang. After lunch, you will visit Ancient Citadel and Forbidden City, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and continue to Khai Dinh tomb and Hue Anglican Church. Dinner and overnight in Hue.

 

Day 8: Hue – Quang Binh – Quang Tri – Our Lady of La Vang (B, L, D)
Leave for Quang Binh to visit Phong Nha Cave located in the complex Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park with stunning stalactites jelly. Many travelers recognized as in-ground Heaven. Transfer to La Vang Center of Pilgrimage, Quang Tri, the basilica of the Catholic Church in Vietnam. It’s also the largest center for Catholics pilgrimage and foreign Catholics. Pray in here. Dinner and overnight in Quang Tri.

 

Day 9: Quang Tri – Danang (B, L, D)
Morning drive to Danang to visit Da Nang Cathedral known as Chicken Church built in the French colonial period. After lunch, visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain representing the 5 main factors of universe. Continue to visit the Shrine of Sao Bien built near the My Khe beach. Dinner and overnight in Danang.

 

Day 10: Danang – Our Lady of Tra Kieu – My Son (B, L, D)
Visit Tra Kieu Center of Pilgrimage, the catholic name that Vietnam used to call is Mary built in 1898. The temple is dedicated to the Lady who helped Catholics here fight against Vuong movement in 1885. Proceed to one of the World Cultural Heritage Sites in Vietnam – My Son Sanctuary dating from between 07th and 13th centuries.
If time permits, you will continuously explore Hoian ancient town by visiting the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. Dinner and overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 11: Hoian – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L, D)
Today you will a early morning flight to Ho Chi Minh and join a full day tour of Saigon including Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Saigon Square, City Hall, War Museum, China Town, Thien Hau Pagoda and Ben Thanh Market. Dinner and overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 12: Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, D)
After breakfast, depart to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh – Cao Dai Holysee Temple is the cathedral of the Cao Daism religion with the Divine Eye – official symbol of Caodaism. After lunch, you will visit Cu Chi Tunnels consisting of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War. Back to Saigon in late afternoon. Rest of the day is free at your own pace. Overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho – Cai Rang Market (B, L, D)
Leave Ca Mau to Can Tho, visit Can Tho Cathedral, Can Tho Old Market. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Take a boat cruise on Cai Rang floating market. The market is filled with small boats darting through the water as vendors buy and sell their wares. Cruise through small canals and stop at a fruit orchard to taste some of the succulent fruits of the Mekong Delta. Dinner on the boat while listening the Traditional Music. Overnight in Can Tho.

 

Day 14: Can Tho – Cai Be Floating Market – Saigon (B, L, D)
After breakfast, continue to Vinh Long to take a boat trip on Cai Be floating market, typical of the Mekong Delta. The boat takes you to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island to visit orchards of tropical fruits and have lunch at the local restaurant on the island. Return to Saigon for your dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 15: Saigon Departure (B)
Free at leisure till transferring to airport for your flight home. End of your Vietnam Catholic Pilgrimage Tour.

1/ Private air-conditioned vehicle during sightseeing trip
2/ Accommodation stated in the hotel section with daily breakfast
3/ Sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
4/ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
5/ Private English speaking guide as outlined in the itinerary
6/ Private boat in Ninh Binh, Quang Binh and Mekong

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