Discover Vietnam, a charming country renowned for rich historic stories, spectacular nature, and diverse culture. This 15 day Stunning Journey to Vietnam will be an exceptional introduction to travelers who seek for the sublime experiences. From North to South, you will explore the hustle and bustle in Hanoi capital, quaint Hoi An Town, lively Phu Quoc beaches and unique floating Mekong delta. Highlight of this tour is the superb Halong bay cruise trip in Halong Bay with full of exciting activities: kayaking, visiting caves, swimming, watching sunset. With the private service carefully provided from the beginning to the end, your trip will be fulfilled with comfy stay, incredible moments and hassle-free time.
Experience the hustle and bustle Hanoi traffic by a traditional cyclo ride
Dig deeper into ethnic minority while trekking in breathaking mountainous Sapa
Relax in overnight cruise in Halong Bay and join plenty of of superb activities: kayaking, visiting caves, watching sunrise in Taichi class, watching sunset from sundeck
Pedal out of Hoi An town to rural villages and get tons of laughs and funs in the unique Water Coconut Forest boat trip
Unwind in the sun, sea, sand of the fascinating Phu Quoc - the destination for beach lovers
Taste the delicious cuisine when travelling from North to South
|Day 1||Hanoi||Hanoi arrival, watch Water Puppet Show||D|
|Day 2||Hanoi||Hanoi City Tour||B, L|
|Day 3||Sapa||Visit Bac Ha Market (only open on Sunday), H'Mong King Palace,...||B, L|
|Day 4||Sapa||Trekking at Lao Chai& Ta Van villages, night train back to Hanoi||B, L|
|Day 5||Hanoi, Halong Bay||Explore the World Natural Heritage, overnight on cruise||B, L, D|
|Day 6||Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An||Enjoy last moments on the bay, Fly to Danang, Drive to Hoi An||B, L|
|Day 7||Hoi An||Cycle around Hoi An towards to Tra Que vegettable village, Van Lang Fisherman Village, Bay Mau Coconut Forest||B, L|
|Day 8||Hoi An||Free time in Hoi An||B|
|Day 9||Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh||Free time in Hoi An, fly to Ho Chi Minh city||B|
|Day 10||Ho Chi Minh||Ho Chi Minh City Tour; Cu Chi Underground Tunnels||B, L|
|Day 11||Ho Chi Minh, Mekong, Ho Chi Minh||Explore Mekong Delta||B, L|
|Day 12||Ho Chi Minh, Phu Quoc||Fly to Phu Quoc Island||B|
|Day 13||Phu Quoc||Relax on Phu Quoc beaches||B|
|Day 14||Phu Quoc||Relax at Phu Quoc beaches||B|
|Day 15||Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh||Fly back to Ho Chi Minh city for your flight. Say goodbye to Vietnam.||B|
|Activities:||Hanoi Arrival; Water Puppet Show|
Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties.
At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in.
After relaxation, our guide will take you walk to the theatre and we will enjoy Water Puppet Show – A traditional art performance of Vietnam. After that, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
|Activities:||Join city tour around Hanoi, have a cyclo trip; night train to Lao Cai|
08.00 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then we will start the Hanoi city tour.
We will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh - the president in Vietnamese's spirit forever. We will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda - one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.
Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature - The first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Next we will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow - speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. We will end the tour at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping, relax in Hanoi.
In the evening, about 08.30 PM, our guide will come to your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi train station for Lao Cai departure and spend whole night on train.
|Meals:||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Activities:||Visit Bac Ha Market (only open on Sunday), H'Mong King Palace, Ban Pho village, Transfer to Sapa|
05.30 AM: You arrive at Lao Cai station, our driver and guide will meet up and drive about 1.5 hours to Bac Ha Market which opens only on Sunday. Along the way, we will have chance to enjoy beautiful mountainous scenes and rice paddy fields.
After having breakfast in a local restaurant, we will head to Bac Ha Market. In the Market, we will see the local selling and exchanging their goods and products, witness the traditional clothes and daily custom of them.
Next, it is the time to visit H’mong King’s palace, an old building built by the French and Chinese. The afternoon time is devoted to a light trekking to a village of Flower H’mong minority, Ban Pho. Local families will welcome and offer you some green tea, corn wine and short brief of their custom. Then, we will enjoy dramatic landscapes of the surroundings.
After the tour, about 04.00 PM, we will transfer to Sapa and spend overnight time here.
|Activities:||Lao Chai& Ta Van Village; night train back to Hanoi|
This day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Muong Hoa valley.
Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight. Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay.
As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a local house in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
In the late afternoon, at about 05.00 PM, we will transfer to Lao Cai Train Station to catch a train to return Hanoi. Overnight on train.
|Activities:||Explore Ha Long Bay- the Natural World Heritage; Overnight on cruises|
When arriving at the Hanoi Railway station, you will walk to the mini-hotel near the train station for a rest and breakfast.
09h00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 2.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing 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 kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, we will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.
Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.
We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on cruise.
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, we will explore one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the bay with magnificent scene.
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, depending on the availability of time after disembarking, our driver will take you go straight to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi for a short flight to Danang City.
Upon arrival at Danang Airport, a private vehicle will be waiting for you for the 50 minute drive to your hotel in Hoi An to check in and relax.
Overnight in Hoi An.
|Activities:||Cycle around Hoi An towards to Tra Que vegettable village, Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau water coconut forest|
M: Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby, than you will cycle around Hoi An towards the TraQue vegetable village - About 150 farmers and 400 owners live on there and cultivate about 20 types of vegetables and herbs such as mint, lettuce, basil, cilantro, broccoli and many more. From the more than 40 hectares of land 8 tons of Village Tra vegetables are sold every year. The vegetable growers do not use pesticides or GMOs, using natural fertilizers instead, including seaweed found in the river and harvested by gardeners every morning.
During the walk, you will cross vast rice fields in the countryside and quiet road, far away from the tourist trails. You will see the activities of the inhabitants through the villages of Hoian.
Walk in Tra Que vegetable village and meet local people working in the garden.
The local farmer will teach you all about cultivation methods and how to protect developing vegetable from the insects as well as join the farmers in preparing gardening activities such as raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, transplanting and tending greens.
Continue riding through paddy field, Ba Le market, kindergarten ... until reaching Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau coconut water forest - about 7 hectares, surrounded by mangrove forests, canals, houses covered by coconut water leaf . This place had ever been the refuge for people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War. Nowadays, it is famous for providing the most seafood products.
You will be warmly welcomed at Mrs. Thu's house – a 3 generations family, taste of green tea and stroll through the village. You will row a basket boat within the hands of skillful locals and discover their techniques of traditional fishery in water coconut forest.
Back Mrs. Thu’ family for enjoy a foot bath with medicinal herbs, traditional therapeutic practice before getting ready to prepare lunch with a 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 about 15h30.
Overnight in Hoi An.
|Activities:||Freeday in Hoi An|
Today is a totally free day on your own to relax in Hoi An. You could spend your time on the beach (if the weather is nice), bike to the countryside, swim at your hotel/ resort's swimming pool, taste yummy dishes. So much of Hoi An is waiting for your discovery. Overnight in Hoi An.
|Activities:||Fly to Ho Chi Minh City|
After breakfast, is your free time to walk around the Hoi An ancient town, go shopping, admiring the ancient architecture or relax at the beach.
About 02 hours before the flight, our driver will come to your hotel and drive you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City - one of the most modern cities in Vietnam which give you a fascinating insight into rich culture and history .
When arriving at the airport, you will be taken to your hotel to check -in.
Free to discover the city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
|Activities:||Ho Chi Minh City Tour; Cu Chi Underground Tunnel|
After breakfast at hotel, your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. A one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi Tunnels where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops.
After the lunch in the local restaurant, in the afternoon, you will have a city tour including the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post Office, Chinatown and Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas.
About 04.30 PM, the tour finshes and you will be dropped off at your hotel and then you are free to relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
|Activities:||Explore Mekong Delta|
07.00 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 to Ho Chi Minh city by your private car.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
|Activities:||Fly to Phu Quoc Islands|
After breakfast, free time to walk around the vibrant Ho Chi Minh city, go shopping, or relax at the hotel.
About 02 hours before the flight, our driver will come to your hotel and drive you to the airport for your flight to Phu Quoc.
Welcome on arrival and check in your hotel.
Relax on the beach.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight on Phu Quoc.
|Activities:||Relax on Phu Quoc Beach|
Free at leisure to relax at your resort or on the charming beach. Enjoy delicious seafood and other cuisine. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
|Activities:||Relax on Phu Quoc Beach|
Today you are totally free at leisure to relax at your resort or on the charming beach.
Enjoy delicious seafood and other cuisine.
Overnight in Phu Quoc.
|Activities:||Fly to Ho Chi Minh City; Say Goodbye to Vietnam|
Have breakfast and free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight back Ho Chi Minh City to connect your departure flight.
Room is at your disposal until 12:00 noon only.
Meals on your own.
End of services.
|Meals: 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners;||International in/out flights;|
|Accommodation: Hotel( 11 nights); Cruise( 1 night);||Vietnam Visa Stamp fee;|
|Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles;||Early check-in and late check-out surcharges at accommodations|
|Vietnam visa approval letter||Single supplement surcharges; Weekend surcharges: Friday, Saturday (If required)|
|Local English-speaking guides;||Peak season surcharges;|
|Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions;||Personal expenses, tips and gratuities for guides and drivers|
|Travel Insurance.||Other services not mentioned above|