16 DAYS – VIETNAM IN DEPTH

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Hanoi - Hue - Hoian - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh
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Duration

16 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Vietnamese

About this tour

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel in twin/triple sharing room basis with daily breakfast
  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus as an itinerary
  • Private airport transfer
  • Meals as indicated: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner as program
  • Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (02 bottles/pax/day)
  • Entrance fees, boat trips, and excursions
  • Excellent local English-speaking guide on-site
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue & Hue- Nha Trang, Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh with luggage allowance 20kg
  • E- Visa with visa stamp fee
  • International flights
  • Peak season or special event rates: Christmas Eve & New Year, Lunar New Year
  • Travel Insurance
  • International air tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping for tour guide and driver
  • Others not mentioned nor specified above

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 days prior to arrival date: No cancellation charge. We Guarantee 100% Money Back. (Except local flights are non-refundable)
  • 59 - 30 days prior to arrival date: 10% cancellation charge.
  • 29 - 15 days prior to arrival date: 20%
  • 14 – 8 days prior to arrival date: 50%
  • 7 days prior to arrival date: 100 %
  • No show: 100%

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend of traditional and modern beauties.  At Noi Bai Airport, your local guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: No
  • Hotel in Hanoi: arranged by guest

DAY 2: HANOI  CITY TOUR (L)

08.00: After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and driver and take a full day city tour of Hanoi You will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, there you can visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of our Uncle Ho is being kept. Keep touring the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and visit Ho Chi Minh House on stilts, One Pillar Pgoda. Then you will visit the Temple of Literature –Confucius temple and it was The first University of Vietnam.

Lunch at local restaurant

Continue the tour to one of the following Hanoi's museums: Fine Art, History, Revolutionary, War, Ethnology (of your choosing), then head to Hoan Kiem Lake. Experience a one-hour cyclo ride. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. You will have free time to go shopping or relax on your own. Back to your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Hotel in Hanoi: arranged by guests.

DAY 3: HANOI - DUONG LAM VILLAGE - TAY PHUONG PAGODA (L)

08.00 AM: After breakfast at your hotel, you will have a tour around the countryside of Hanoi. Today we will visit the ancient Duong Lam village which is about 70km far from city center and enjoy the lunch with local style in a century-old house. In the afternoon, it is the time to take a walk to explore surrounding areas with small alleys and laterite walls. Stop to visit famous Mia Pagoda which was built in 17th century and boasts as the unique pagoda in Vietnam stores 287 enriched art buddha statues. Next you will continue to visit Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung temples, ending with Tay Phuong Pagoda on the way back to Hanoi.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Hotel in Hanoi: arranged by guests

DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (L/D)

08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark on the cruise and enjoy a welcome drink while having a tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sails further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands.

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on the kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you on basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour of exploring the bay, we will return to the cruise for relaxation before attending a Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Note: Meals on boat with local/Asian food. Vegetarian food is available upon request

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Kayaking
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cabin on cruise: Mon Cheri cruise- Delta ocean suite

DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE (B/BRUNCH)

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in the early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on the cruise.

Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sightseeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life.

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer to the Noibai airport for a flight to Hue.

Upon Hue city, you will pick up and then transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Hue.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Hotel in Hue: arranged by guests

DAY 6: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR (L)

08.30: Your tour guide will start you on the tour around to discover Hue. Waking up in the ancient land, you will board a dragon boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River.

The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop. Setting in the convergence of rivers, you can have a great view of the Perfume River and surrounding areas. Drive to visit the tombs of King Minh Mang & King Khai Dinh

This afternoon is dedicated to a tour in Hue City to discover the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City - an amazing historic landmark in Hue - a definite must-see sight to learn more about the history and architecture that visitors should not miss when traveling to this peaceful land. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Free in the evening. Overnight in Hue.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Hotel in Hue: arranged byguests

DAY 7: HUE - BANA HILLS - GOLDEN BRIDGE - HOI AN (L)

08.00: Your guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you via Danang to get to Ba Na Hills. Take a Cable Car ride from Ba Na Hills station to travel around to enjoy the famous land. Stop at Bana Hills station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na mountain range, visit Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience the hill climbing train (the first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), and flower garden Le Jardin D’amour.

You should not miss walking on the famous Golden Bridge hanging in the foggy hills of the mountain, witnessing the amazing and gorgeous view of Da Nang City

Have lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon: Free for joining games in Fantasy Park.

Drive to Hoi An and do check in at your hotel. Free time at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: lunch
  • Hotel in Hoi An: arranged by guests

DAY 8: HOI AN ECOTOUR - BASKET BOAT (L)

08.30: Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby, then he will hop you on a cycling ride around Hoi An, ride towards Tra Que vegetable village – A very famous place of the farmers cultivating about 20 types of vegetables and herbs such as mint, lettuce, basil, cilantro, broccoli....

Walk around Tra Que vegetable village to see and interact with local people working in their gardens, cross vast rice fields in the countryside, which is far away from the tourist trails. You will also see many activities of the inhabitants through the villages out of Hoian. The local farmers will show you all about cultivation methods and help you learn how to protect vegetables from insects as well as join the farmers in preparing gardening activities such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, transplanting and tending the greens.

Continue riding through paddy fields, Ba Le market, kindergarten...to reach Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau coconut water forest - about 7 hectares, surrounded by mangrove forests, canals and houses. This place used to be a refuge for local people and VC soldiers during the Vietnam War. Nowadays, it is a famous place for seafood products. You will be warmly welcomed by a local family, taste some green tea and start to stroll around the village. Experience a basket boat row with the skillful locals and discover their techniques of traditional fishery in water coconut forest.

Back to the family for a foot massage with medicinal herbs, traditional therapeutic practice before getting ready to prepare your lunch with the local family

Lunch will feature many local delicacies, such as Tam Huu spring rolls, BanhXeo local pancakes, grilled fish in banana leaf and others.

After lunch, free time and take a short rest before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

Inclusions

  • Bike cycle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Basket boat, foot massage
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Hotel in Hoi An: arranged by guests

DAY 9: HOI AN FREE DAY

Today is another day for you to get insight into peaceful beach in Hoi An enjoy whatever facilities or activities that you've missed at the previous day. If you would like to explore the Vietnam's history and local life you should spend time to go to the ancient town, by shuttle bus or bike, to explore the unique old architecture as well as go shopping. Overnight stay in Hoi An

DAY 10: DANANG - FLIGHT TO NHA TRANG - FREE DAY

Today we will leave Hoi An and transfer to Danang for a flight to Nha Trang which is regarded as the most beautiful coastal city of the country.  

Arrive in Nha Trang, check-in hotel and enjoy the white-sand beach then. Nha Trang has earned good reputation as a premier beach resorts and with its warm spring water, blue sea and favorable waves, Nha Trang is best destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: No
  • Hotel in Nha Trang: arranged by guests

DAY 11: NHA TRANG FREE DAY

Today you will be free to relax. You may choose to snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views before retiring for the evening. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Hotel in Nha Trang: arranged by guests

DAY 12: NHA TRANG FREE DAY (B)

Today you will be free to relax. You may choose to snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views before retiring for the evening. Overnight in Nha Trang.

 Hotel in Nha Trang: arranged by guests

DAY 13: NHA TRANG - FLIGHT TO HO CHI  MINH CITY (B)

About 02 hours before your flight, the driver and your tour guide will come to the hotel and drive you to the airport for your 90-minute flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, the bustle and hustle city in the south of Vietnam. This is one of the must-visit first cities attracting international tourists. At Tan Son Nhat Airport, your guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in.  After relaxation, you can be free to discover the city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: No
  • Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNEL (L)

08.30: After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide at your hotel lobby. Take about one and half of hour drive, you will arrive in Cu Chi Tunnels where you will start discovery to enrich and experience a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the Vietnam war.

Lunch on your own.

Drive back to HCM city, you will take a tour to discover the city by visiting the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. This fascinating building is filled with history and evidence of the former Saigon government. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Drive back to your hotel and then you are free to relax.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Entrance fees

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 15: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA (L)

07.30 AM: Heading out of the town, we set forth to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest granary. The program will start with a visit of Cai Be floating market. Then, the rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time. Back to our boat to go across one of the longest river in the world, Mekong River, to come to An Bình Island. Travel on a handmade canal to Ut Trinh home & have an optional lunch. After lunch, we can walk around this orchard & enjoy some cups of tea when listening to the traditional music in the ancient house. Walk in the local village to visit the local workshop to see how to make rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice... Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea. Optional biking can be made for a leisure! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local daily life: orchard, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses and maybe the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta... Visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. The cruise will end at VinhLong city! THen transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city by your private car.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Entrance fees, boats
  • Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 16; HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE

Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buying souvenirs, and taking photos until you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (03 hours prior to your flight time). Thank you and see you again!

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide

Durations

Multi day

Language

English
Vietnamese

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