Places to be seen

Itinerary

Day 1. Hanoi [Arrival]

Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

  • Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2. Hanoi [city tour]

Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi that includes The Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

Take a cyclo tour for sightseeing around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Watch video.

  • Overnight in Hanoi.
  • B,L

Day 3. Hanoi → Sapa

After breakfast, pick you up at hotel and transfer to Sapa. Arrival in Sapa, take a little time for refreshment. Then, we will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Hoa valley.

We will have 12kms of trekking to visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Enjoy the imposing scenery of the valley. Lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river. We continue hiking to Ta Van village to see their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience!

Overnight homestay at a local house of Dzay family in village. (B,L,D)

Option 2: Go back to Sapa town. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 4. Sapa → Hanoi

After breakfast at house, we leave Ta van village, head off on an uphill trail, past fascinating terraced rice fields and small pockets of H'Mong housing before walking through a bamboo forest to a picturesque waterfall. Admire the scenery and keep walking to Giang Ta Chai village on top of a hill. After spending time with the villagers and enjoying their genuine hospitality we will cross the river via a suspension bridge and head upwards again to visit a local handicraft centre where H'Mong and Zao women gather to share their crafts and skills and have a good chat!

A late lunch will be prepared for you near the craft centre and then visit a village school. Later, we make our way back to Sapa town and return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 5. Hanoi → Halong bay

Early morning, Arrival in Hanoi. Get a shower and breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming... Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay. Overnight aboat in Halong bay. (B,L,D)

Day 6. Halong bay [one more night]

One more day in Halong bay. Scenic cruising to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. Get on an island for swimming, sunbathing… Spend another night aboard. (B,L,D)

Day 7. Halong bay → Hanoi

Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many islands and islets to explore the hidden charm of Halong bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi.

  • Overnight in Hanoi.
  • B,L

Day 8. Hanoi → Hue

Morning, your leisure in Hanoi. Afternoon, flight to Hue. Transfer to hotel for checking in. Rest of the day is your leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Hue. (B)

Day 9. Hue [city tour]

Hue city tour. Get a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda. We then continue our visit at the CitadelHue Royal Antiques museum. Visit Dong Ba Market and have lunch at a nearby restaurant.

After lunch, visit tomb of King “Minh Mang” and Tomb of King “Khai Dinh”. Proceed our tour at a nearby village where people making incense stick and conical hat. After that, we transfer you to Hoi An

  • Overnight in Hoi An.
  • B,L

Day 10. Hue → Hoi An

Morning breakfast at hotel. Today, we start the tour by visiting My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Afternoon, visit Hoi An town on foot: Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Old House of Tan Ky, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

  • Overnight in Hoi An.
  • B,L

Day 11. Hoi An [leisure]

Breakfast at hotel.

Your leisure time for walking around the Old Town for shopping and relax in Hoi An.

  • Overnight in Hoi An.
  • B

Day 12. Hoi An → Nha Trang

Morning, breakfast at hotel in Hoi An. Your leisure time to explore the ancient town on your own.

Afternoon, transfer to Danang airport for flight to Nha Trang.

  • Overnight in Nha Trang.
  • B

Day 13. Nha Trang

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure for relaxation at beach in Nha Trang.

  • Overnight in Nha Trang.
  • B

Add-On: Nha Trang [Cruise]

ADD-ON: Join a day tour to dicover Nha Trang with Emperor Cruise. See detail here. Emperor Cruises‘ purpose is to bring you "Every Moment Experience" of being treated as kings and queens, indulging in services such as music, fine arts, architecture, culture, cuisines, history, and outdoor activities where everything is all included.

Day 14. Nha Trang [leisure]

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure for relaxation at beach in Nha Trang.

  • Overnight in Nha Trang.
  • B

Day 15. Nha Trang → Ho Chi Minh

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. Spend your time at leisure in Nha Trang until we trasnfer you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
  • B

Day 16. Ho Chi Minh [visit Cu Chi]

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. After that, take a city tour. Places to visit: The Re-Unification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral & the War Remnants Museum.

Afternoon, leave the city for Cu Chi. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnel. Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War.

Return the city.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
  • B,L

Day 17. Ho Chi Minh → Mekong delta

After breakfast at hotel, leave Ho Chi Minh for Ben Tre. Take a boat trip on Mekong river to a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, walking through the fruit plantation village.

  • Overnight in Can Tho.
  • B,L

Day 18. Mekong delta → Ho Chi Minh

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue our visit at Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary.

  • Overnight in Chau Doc.
  • B,L

Day 19. Ho Chi Minh [leisure]

Breakfast at hotel.

Spend your leisure time exploring the city on your own.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
  • B

Day 20. Ho Chi Minh / Departure

Enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Spend your leisure time in the city until we transfer you to the airport for departure flight.

B

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Vietnam discovery & beach relaxation

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Vietnam discovery & beach relaxation

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi.

Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. It's your leisure time after check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B,L)

After breakfast at hotel, we pick you up at hotel and transfer to Sapa.

Arrival in Sapa, take a little time for refreshment. Then, we will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Hoa valley.

A 12kms of trekking will see us visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Here we will have lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river, we continue hiking to Ta Van village (here resides the Dzay people) where we settle for the night in a local village family home. This provides a great opportunity to share their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience!

We stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

Overnight homestay at a local house of Dzay family in village. (B,L,D)

Option 2: Go back to Sapa town. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 3: Sapa – Explore Muong Hoa village (B,L)

After breakfast at hotel, we pick you up at hotel and transfer to Sapa.

Arrival in Sapa, take a little time for refreshment. Then, we will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Hoa valley.

A 12kms of trekking will see us visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Here we will have lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river, we continue hiking to Ta Van village (here resides the Dzay people) where we settle for the night in a local village family home. This provides a great opportunity to share their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience!

We stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

Overnight homestay at a local house of Dzay family in village. (B,L,D)

Option 2: Go back to Sapa town. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 4: Sapa – trekking further to explore the beauty (B,L)

After breakfast at house, we leave Ta van village, head off on an uphill trail, past fascinating terraced rice fields and small pockets of H'Mong housing before walking through a bamboo forest to a picturesque waterfall. Here, we rest briefly and admire the scenery, following this we continue walking for about half and hour to Giang Ta Chai village, home of the Red Zao people- this sits on top of a hill and overlooks the Muong Hoa River.

After spending time with the villagers and enjoying their genuine hospitality we will cross the river via a suspension bridge and head upwards again to visit a local handicraft centre where H'Mong and Zao women gather to share their crafts and skills and have a good chat!

A late lunch will be prepared for you near the craft centre and then it is time to relax and become acquainted with the local school children and their teachers. Later, we make our way back to Sapa town.

Option 2: (Hotel stay in previous night)

Visit Cat cat village and Sin Chai Village.

Breakfast at hotel. A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to go back to Sapa.

Return to Hanoi

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D)

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming... Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay. Halong photo.

  • Overnight on boat in Halong bay
  • B,L,D

Day 6: Halong bay – The tranqillity of the bay (B,L)

08:15, Transfer to a smaller daily boat, hiking up to the peak of Titop island, this is great chance to have a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Scenic cruising for hours to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. After that, you will have time for swimming, sunbathing… Enjoy lunch before discovering the exceptional beauty of nature in the tranquil bay. Around 17:00, get back to the mother boat to refresh and relax. Having dinner and spend the night aboard. Stay overnight aboard.

Day 7: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

In the morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay. Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 04.30pm. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi – Hue (B)

Morning, your leisure in Hanoi. Afternoon, flight to Hue. Transfer to hotel for checking in. Rest of the day is your leisure. Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue city tour – Hoi An (B,L)

Around 8.15, you will start the tour by visiting Thien Mu Pagoda. To visit this pagoda, you will get a boat trip on Perfume River (called “Huong” River in Vietnamese). After the boat trip which takes around 45 minute, you arrive the Pagoda. Thien Mu Pagoda was built on a hillock overlooking the Perfume river. This pagoda is an icon of Vietnam and the symbol of Hue city. 9.30, finish your visit at Thien Mu Pagoda, get on the car waiting outside to visit the Citadel (also called “The Imperial City”). It is a walled palace within the citadel of the city of Huế, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The building was built in 1362, and took 203 years to complete. 10.45, your next visit will be at Hue Royal Antiques museum. The Royal Antiquities Museum displays a huge collection of ornaments, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and other items relating to royal life during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). It is housed in the former Long An Palace, which is widely considered to be one of Vietnam’s most beautiful palaces. You have 20 minute for exploring the Museum before visit Dong Ba Market. This is Hue’s largest market, selling anything and everything. 12.45, arrival at a nice local restaurant. Enjoy your lunch and take a rest. 13.45, we leave the restaurant for the tomb of King “Minh Mang”. King “Minh Mang” was the second emperor of the Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 14 February 1820 until his death, on 20 January 1841. 15.00, Continue your visit at the Tomb of King “Khai Dinh”. King “Khai Dinh” was the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty in Vietnam, reigning from 1916 to 1925. 16.00, we leave the the Tomb of King “Khai Dinh” to visit a nearby village where people making incense stick and conical hat. 16.30, we go back to Hue city and drop you off at your hotel. Check-out at hotel, our driver transfers you to Hoi An. Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An (B,L)

At 8.00, Our guide picks you up at hotel and leave Hoi An for visiting My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which still now a secret to everyone, you can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art.

In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Moreover, you have chance to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms.
Afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries is now a beautiful city that can’t be missed while touring the South East Asian region.

While walking through the city, we will visit:

  • Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market
  • Tan Ky Old House
  • Fu Jian Assembly Hall
  • The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge

Also, you will have chance to see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An (B)

Breakfast at hotel. You're free at leisure in Hoi An for walking around to explore the ancient town on your own and shopping. Stay overnight in Hoi An

Day 12: Hoi An – Nha Trang (B)

Morning, breakfast at hotel in Hoi An. Spend your own time to explore the ancient town of Hoi An on your own. Afternoon, check-out at hotel, transfer to Danang airport for flight to Nha Trang. Stay overnight at hotel in Nha Trang

Day 13: Nha Trang – Leisure and relax (B)

Morning, breakfast at hotel. Your leisure for relaxation at beach in Nha Trang. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 14: Nha Trang – Leisure and relax (B)

Morning, breakfast at hotel. Your leisure for relaxation at beach in Nha Trang. Stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 15: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure until we transfer you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – city tour & Cu Chi tunnel (B,L)

Morning, Ho Chi Minh City tour. We start the trip by these famous places: Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. (Drop you off at Ben Thanh Market for shopping if we have enough time).

Afternoon, leave Ho Chi Minh for Cu Chi. Arrival at Cu Chi tunnel, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war).

Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".

Go back to the city.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta (B,L)

Around 8.00am, leave Ho Chi Minh city and head to Can Tho, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank.

Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Transfer to Can Tho city.

Stay overnight at hotel in Can Tho.

Day 18: Mekong delta – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to visit Cai Rang floating market which are the liveliest in the whole religion.

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to cross a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only o­ne stem of bamboo. We continue the tour and stop at a orchard garden.

Stop for lunch. Then go back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. (B,L)

Day 19: Ho Chi Minh – Leisure (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Spend your leisure time exploring the city on your own.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
  • B

Day 20: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

Morning, breakfast at hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Your leisure until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

Price & Inclusion

$1,390

This price is based on 3 star hotels and group tour. The tour is upgradable.

Hotel upgradeCost
4 starUSD440
5 starUSD1300
5 star+USD1900
Tour upgradeCost
Small groupUSD210
Private TourUSD550
Private+USD800

PRICE INCLUDES:

All flights in the tour.

Hotel & accommodation

Meals (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Transfer vehicle.

English speaking guide.

Entrance and sightseeing tickets.

EXCLUDES:

Drinks.

Tips.

Personal expenses.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

May be applied with solo traveler.

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