Vietnam 2009
Contents Saigon Nha Trang Hue Hanoi 1 Sa Pa Hanoi 2 Cat Ba Hanoi 3 Hoi An Finish 
Vietnam 2009
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Henning has planned and the tour guides to Vietnam, 1 juli - 25 july 2009 and uses contacts from previous visit in Vietnam. The participants are Preben, Janne, Lasse, Rasmus, Josephine, Tove, Ole and Henning. Ole writes the journal.

Lao Chai Valley

VKTOUR in Vietnam with Nguyen Khoa
Facts about Vietnam
Tact and tone in Vietnam
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Vietnam news
Photo of ethnic minorities
Facts about 54 ethnic minorities
Vietnam maps
Danish Vietnamese society

Vietnam Tour - 1 July - 25 July 2009
1 / 7: Departure - We travel with Thai Airways from Copenhagen to Saigon via Bangkok

2 / 7: Saigon - Arrival Ho Chi Minh City "Saigon." Pickup at the airport approx. kl. 11:00 and accommodation at hotel. We make a trip to the Old Præsidentpalads (now museum) and Integration Museum (exciting). I park in front of the museum we see the tanker, which ran through the gate grid 30 / 4 in 1975 and marked the end of "American War". There is a supermarket 200 MTR. from the hotel if you want to buy something to trip impure. We go to dinner at. 19:30

3 / 7: Saigon - Breakfast at. 06:00 and we drive from the hotel at. 06:45. Before departure, all the suitcases into the room Hennings. First stop Cu Chi tunnels (about 250 km long tunnels). We built these tunnels under the French men's 100-year occupation, but they were vastly expanded during the American War from 1955 to 1975. Kl. 10:15, we continue to Tay Ninh - here lies the main center of the Cao Dai religious movement, a religion composed of Budhisme, Hinduism and Christianity. We must be there at last. 12:00 because at this point starts influx. Lunch in Tay Ninh. After the return of relaxation at the hotel and prepare for the trip to Nha Trang impure. We have swimming opportunities in Hennings room where suitcases are. Departure from the hotel at. 22:00 to Nha Trang, where we'll be around. kl. 06:00.

4 / 7 and 5 / 7: Nha Trang is located on the water. In Nha Trang, you can enjoy one of Vietnam's best beaches with fine sand and azurblå sea. The two days we are here we boat bearings and bearings may. diving equipment if you wish. There are many small shielded reefs where marine life and the colors are overwhelming. Otherwise we bathe and sailing between the many islands off Nha Trang. We eat lunch on the boat. Dinner in town.

6 / 7: Train to Hue - We take the train at. 06:00 to Hue, where we are about. kl. 16:00. Taxi to our hotel Hoa Hung. Dinner in town

7 / 7: Hue - Breakfast at. 07:00. There are ordered bicycles and boat. There are 1700 MTR. to bådpladsen and bicycles to the boat. Cycles taken aboard the boat. We sail on Odoriferous The River and the first stop is Thien Mu Pagode, which is a very exciting and very beautiful pagodas. It was from a monk traveled to Saigon, drove up in front of the presidential palace and lit fire to herself. This action turned the war for Americans, because they had public opinion against them. We sail on to the Minh Mang Mausoleum in a large park. Back to the boat and across the river to Kai Dinh Mausolæet. Now the bikes because there are approx. 3 km to mausolæet. It is a completely different mausolæum - a large stone colossus, but very pretty at the top with large mosaics. We cycles back to the boat. There are now 2 options: we can either ride home or take the boat home. The flying home to have bicycles on board the boat. We give 3US $ for a nice lunch. We eat dinner in town.

8 / 7: Hue - All Hennings suitcases into the room and at breakfast. 07:00. Kl. 08:00 bicycles we Kong Palace. Lunch at The Deaf Restaurant, as recommended by Lonely Planet. After lunch visit to the market. Back to the hotel and asked to Hennings room where suitcases are. We drive the bicycle taxi to the station from which we need on a train trip to Hanoi with the arrival next day very early (between kl. 05:00 and 06:00).

9 / 7: Hanoi - We take the taxi to our hotel Camilia 4, where we eat breakfast and take a tour of Hanoi by bike. It will be an exciting trip until we have accustomed us to the traffic, Henning leads the way as he has never ordered anything other than moving around Hanoi. Beware - this is the trip's most dangerous spots! After the return we get extradited rooms. Lunch at Little Hanoi. Afternoon free. Dinner in town.

10 / 7: Hanoi - This day shall we go to Sa Pa, but the train only at night, so we have a full day in Hanoi. We at bikes from the hotel. 08:00 and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausolæet and then the Old University called Literature Museum. We cycles back to the hotel and will be out of the rooms by midnight. 12:00. We package to a 3-day trip, because we are only back in Hanoi on Monday morning (13 / 7). Dinner in Hanoi.

11 / 7: Sa Pa - We are in Lao Cai at. ca. 06:00 and the train is not running anymore. Taxi 38 km up the hill to the mountain town of Sa Pa in the 1700 MTR.'s Height. We are accommodated at Hotel Lotus overlooking the valley. We make trekking kl. 10:00 and have lunch packs from the hotel. It will be an exciting trekking tour through the Black Hmung villages and we also see other ethnic groups. Back on the motorbike (20 Kr) Dinner in the city.

12 / 7: Sa Pa, - the evening train back to Hanoi, but first we visit a red Dzau village "Darvin," and take back the motorcycles to the village. Lunch at the market in Luyen and her mother phung Dung. Red Dzauerne follow us around. About noon we visit a variety Hmung Cat Cat village. We walk down the hill past the small houses and visiting a house. When we come to a waterfall, we have reached the bottom of the hill, then we are in many stairs and at the next suspension bridge awaits a motorcycle at us and we drive back to the market. We eat early dinner at Sa Pa, because we need a taxi to Lao Cai to reach a train back to Hanoi.

13 / 7: Hanoi - Breakfast at the hotel in Hanoi and the bike ride to the Ethnic Museum, where we see an exhibition on the 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. Lunch at Little Hanoi or elsewhere. Afternoon free. Dinner in town.

14 / 7: Cat Ba - We are driving from the hotel at. 07:00 because we needed to Halong Bay by boat to Cat Ba, located in the Tonkin Gulf, one of the most beautiful places in the world. During our visit a center for children affected by the U.S. orange married. You can buy many interesting things. We arrive at Halong Bay and go on board our ship. We visit a stalagmite cave and there is also room for bathing in the pipeline. We will have lunch on the water. We lived in a hotel and eat a fish menu on the water.

15 / 7: Cat Ba - We make a trekking trip around. 3 hours. We drive by car the first 20 km, so we come out in the mountains. We are not stronger than that all is. Mid-term, we have a stay at a country arbejderfamilie where we can buy beer and water. We land in a bay where there is a ship. We eat lunch (3US $) on the ship. Next stop monkeys island where we stop bath (try if you can find a monkey!). Dinner in town.

16 / 7: Hanoi - We sail from Cat Ba to Halong Bay and run against Sao Do, where we eat lunch. We take Oanh and many with the travel in Hanoi. The group is asked to Camilia 4 Group 1 takes taxi to the airport at. 17:00. Dinner on flight from Hanoi to Bangkok. Group 2 takes the train to Da Nang.

17 / 7: Group 1: Departure - After midnight (around kl. 01:00) flight to Copenhagen. Boarding cards are available in Hanoi.

17 / 7: Group 2: Da Nang / Hoi An - In the morning we are in Da Nang. Here comes Tien Phuc and Thuy and perhaps take against us. We now need to Hoi An and Hai Yen hotel. On the way to Hoi An we visit Cham Museum and Marble Mount. There are many steps, but an incredibly beautiful temple, there are several temples. These temples were built by Emperor Minh Mang. His mausoleum so that we previously (7 / 7). Now it goes to Hoi An. We meet at. 20.00 until noon in the city.

18 / 7: Hoi An - bike ride. We start from the hotel at. 9.00 and bicycles down to the port, increasing aboard one of the boats have bicycles. A voyage in 12 minutes. We get off at both the yard look a træskæreri. We bicycles around the small islands. It can be difficult to navigate if we do not have a local with. It is an exciting trip, here comes almost never tourists. We are back in Hoi An between 12.00 and 01.00. Now we have lunch. Then we drive to the office where you can buy tickets to cultural sites in the inner city, will cost 75,000 VD, it is approx. 30 kroner, covering 5 sites. Now we'll run to the hotel, the swimsuit on, take to the beach. There are 4 km. It is not all that will be there long, but it is quickly finding homes. Dinner in town.

19 / 7 Hoi An - bike ride. We at bikes from the hotel. 09.00. We will see different options of clothing, silver, where the royal family ate lunch in 1997 or 1998. Otherwise, we experience the historic town of Hoi An, which was a prosperous port in the 16-18 century. As a result of visits by a significant number of foreign merchants, the city is characterized by a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influence. We visit the Phuc Kien hall, the Japanese Bridge, the old merchant house, Tan Ky house and a workshop for traditional crafts in the old town. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight on Hai Yen.

20 / 7: Hoi An - For those who wish, we fly at. 09.00 to an island off the Hoi An, ca. 20 km. We see the city where there are almost no tourists. After bybesøg we take a Robinson Krusoe beach, where we bathe. You can dress on the beach. We will have lunch, which is included in the ticket (20 USD). We are at home again. 16.00. Dinner in town.

21 / 7: Da Nang - We drive to the Village of Hope at. 8.30. We need to Da Nang. This is where Chau attend school, she is now 13 years. Henning met with her when she was 5 years, paid her special education, she is deaf. Now she will have special training in the deaf language. In the spring of 2007 had a previous teams saved together so that they could give her a computer that she was handed over in March. At Village of Hope, we can do different things, swimming pool, beach, city, clothes shop, silver shop, or cultural sites. Dinner in town. Train journey back to Hanoi.

22 / 7: Hanoi - We make a little walking tour around Hoa kiem Lake. We stop at the Water Theater. Here we buy tickets for the Water Theater.

23 / 7: Hanoi - We run the first museum of art. We are a fast crawl. Now the bike ride around West Lake, where we visit a much visited pagodas. In the festival, there will be many thousands. Here we only third round, so there is a lot to do. We are home at the hotel. 12:10, where we eat lunch. Afternoon free. Kl. 20.00 noon in the city.

24 / 7: Hanoi - the last day free. Lunch at the finest restaurant in Hanoi. We meet at the reception. 13.00. We go to Hoa Kim Lock, where the restaurant is. Coffee at the end of the lake. We must at the hotel. 17.30, with Thai Airways TG0685. We are in Bangkok at. 22.35.

25 / 7: Departure - Kl. 01.20 we fly with Thai Airways TG0950. We are in Copenhagen at. 7.25.