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15-day tour to discover Vietnam’s highlights from the Northern mountain of Sapa to Mekong delta in the South, explore the amazing landscape, meet friendly locals, enjoy the unique culture and taste delicious food…

  • Hanoi, the motorized traffic of streets and the soothing piety of its temples and pagodas, between the verticality of its towers and the horizontality of its old quarters…
  • Sapa, a mountainous town with beautiful valleys and high mountains that overlook the city on all sides, well known as the region of hiking and adventure
  • Halong Bay, the World Heritage Sites, explore amazing wonders on cruise
  • The old town of Hoi An, the authentic demonstration of what was a commercial port of Southeast Asia from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.
  • Ho Chi Minh City to discover the vibrant life of a modern city.

Overview

  • Day 01: Hanoi arrival, welcome dinner in local family
  • Day 02: Hanoi city & street food tour
  • Day 03: Hanoi- Mai Chau
  • Day 04: Mai Chau - Pu Luong
  • Day 05: Mai Chau - Ninh Binh
  • Day 06: Ninh Binh- Tam Coc- Bich Dong
  • Day 07: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay
  • Day 08: Halong - Hanoi - flight to Da Nang- Hoian
  • Day 09: Hoian- My Son- Hoian
  • Day 10: Hoian - Tra Que - Cam Thanh village
  • Day 11: Hoian - Da Nang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)
  • Day 12: Saigon city - Cu Chi tunnel
  • Day 13: Saigon - Ben Tre - Can Tho
  • Day 14: Can Tho- Saigon
  • Day 15: Saigon Departure
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  • Day 01: Hanoi arrival, welcome dinner in local family

    Arrival in Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up then transferred to the hotel in the city center. The check-in is available at 2 pm. The day is free for your own exploration and shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

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  • Day 2: Hanoi city & street food tour (B)

    You will be picked up at the hotel at 8:30 AM. Starting the day trip will be a visit of the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which compromises Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum (closed on Mondays & Fridays), his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Museum. We will then visit the Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 to worship Confucius, which served as the first Royal National University in Vietnam. The site also honors 82 Vietnamese doctorates who passed a number of rigid exams in the feudal ages. Their names, birthdays and birthplaces are engraved in 82 headstones perched on stone tortoises. It is widely believed that touching the heads of these tortoises will bring luck. Its peaceful green compound with its neatly maintained lawns, gardens and lotus ponds make it a tranquil hideaway from the city’s bustle and heat.

    In the afternoon, 15:00 pm, pick up again to discover the Old Quarter, also known as the “36 Streets & Corporations”. It is a veritable labyrinth of lanes where each of them is specialized in a trade or art. The best way to explore and discover this district full of life is by foot. Designed to capture all aspects of local life, the course will cover all the elements of the daily life of the inhabitants in an original way: crafts, Buddhism, temple, gastronomy, local market, visit of traditional house-tube (Vietnamese particularity), medicine…Discover the capital through food, as local, real experience and a highlight of the journey. Overnight in Hanoi.

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    Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Day 03: Hanoi- Mai Chau (B, L, D)

    Depart at 08:00 from Hanoi to Mai Chau- a picturesque valley, where the White Thai predominantly inhabit. In the afternoon, we will make a nice trip by motorbike taxi or electric car to discover an authentic country really unknown by mass tourism. We will be charmed by the traditional houses on stilts, the smiles of the Thai, friendly acceuils and green rice, vegetable gardens and bamboo forests near our path, crossing the villages: Chieng Sai, Cha, Cha Long, Na Tang, Tong Dau … Return to the lodge to enjoy its natural surroundings. After dinner, you will enjoy the traditional music show in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

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    Mai Chau valley
    Peaceful Mai Chau valley
  • Day 04 : Mai Chau - Pu Luong (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, pick up and transfer to Pu Luong. You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting.

    In the afternoon, you will be transferred to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk in search of stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes. Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the bamboo river rafting with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts. Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for overnight.

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    The local village in Pu Luong

  • Day 05 : Pu Luong - Ninh Binh (B)

    Breakfast in the hotel. Then free time morning. Check out hotel at 11:00. Then, Transfer to Ninh Binh in the afternoon. Arrive in Ninh Binh in the later afternoon. Check-in hotel. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

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    Sunrise in Pu Luong

  • Day 06 : Ninh Binh- Tam Coc- Bich Dong (B)

    After having breakfast, 8:30 am, we will take the road to Tam Coc, where we will embark a small rowing boat to discover the outstanding karst waterscape on Ngo Dong River. Tam Coc literally translates to « three caves» and is adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes shaped like gemstones. When rowing, enjoy the peaceful scenery of rice paddies lining the river bank. In The afternoon, we will transfer you along winding roads passing lotus ponds, temples and cottages, typical of Vietnamese countryside to visit Bich Dong Pagoda situated on a hillside. Back to the hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

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    Boat rowing in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

     

  • Day 07 : Ninh Binh - Halong (B, L, D)

    After breakfast depart to Halong Bay via Thai Binh and Nam Dinh, passing a peaceful countryside typical of Red River Delta with endless rice fields and winding rivers.

    11.30 – 12.15 Arrival at Hon Gai International Harbour.

    12.30 – 13.00 Transfer by tender to boat, enjoy Welcome Drink, Depart to Bai Tu Long Bay.

    13.00 – 14.30 Enjoy Lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way.

    15.30 – 16.30 Transfer from boat to rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village. Rowers are local people wearing traditional costume. It’s the opportunity to see the fisher’s daily life with the primary features in the charming nature.

    17.30 Return to the boat – Continue cruising through the bay.

    18.30 Anchor for overnight at Cong Do area.

    18.30 – 19.00 Cooking Demonstration in the restaurant.

    19.30 – 21.00 Savor a delicious Set Dinner in the dining room.

    21.00 – 22.30 Activities: Relax on deck, Beauty Spa services, drink service available or night time fishing.

    23.00 Relax, enjoy fresh air & overnight on board.

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    Visit floating village on Halong Bay

  • Day 08 : Halong - Hanoi - flight to Da Nang

    06.30 Enjoy sunrise over the Bay or take part in our morning Tai Chi session.

    06.45 – 07.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.

    08.00 – 08.30 Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave.

    09.00 – 09.30 Check-out cabins and settle bills – Luggage collection

    09.30 – 10.30 Having international Buffet Brunch served in dining room.

    10.30 – 11.00 Arrival at the pier. Transfer back to Hanoi airport for departure flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

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    Amazing cave in Halong Bay

  • Day 09 : Hoian- My Son- Hoian (B)

    After having breakfast, our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel and take you to My Son Holy Land, once the capital city of the Champa Kingdom, between the 4th and 12th century. My Son is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers connecting to each other with complicated red brick designs.
    Back to the city in the afternoon. Free time.

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    My Son holy land

  • Day 10 : Hoi An - Tra Que - Cam Thanh village (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel then transfers to Tra Que Village.
    Tra Que is renowned for its aromatic herbs, especially for mint and basil. The basil leaves, which are smaller than usual, are endowed with a strong and special aroma. You will have the opportunity to discover the life of the farmers by introducing you to their techniques of culture.
    Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduction to the history there.
    Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river, Fisherman will teach you how to catch the crabs (02 pax/ boat ). Embark on the boat, enjoy the folk songs show by local people there.
    After that, learn how to make funny tools by water coconut leaf
    Continue to the ancient town, experience the daily life of fisherman along Thu Bon River
    Get on Bach Dang Wharf, Local guide bids farewell to guests. Drop off at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

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    Visit coconut village of Hoian

  • Day 11 : Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.Free time until transfer to the airport for departure flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel. The church in Saigon

    17:00, pick up again and enjoy walking tour 1h-2h. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

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  • Day 12 : Saigon city - Cu Chi tunnel (B)

    You will be picked up at 8:00 am from your hotel in Saigon, to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the General Post Office. The Saigon city tour then continues along Dong Khoi Street, where the Opera House and the Peoples’ Committee building, built in 1897 by French architect Ferret Eugene, are situated. The 800 seat Opera House served as the home of the Lower House Assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. You will then visit The Reunification Palace, formerly known as Presidential Palace, which was the residence of the president of South Vietnam until the end of April 1975.
    You then drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, situated 70km from Saigon. The Cu Chi Tunnel system was created around 1948 to assist the Viet Minh in their combat against French occupiers. Construction and enlargement continued during American bombings and they were turned into an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon factories, and field hospitals. The Cu Chi Tunnels could house up to 10,000 people who lived underground for years, getting married and raising children. During the Vietnam- American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated as a fire-free zone yet was heavily bombarded. Since 1988, two sections of the tunnels are open for visitors to crawl through and better understand the war. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

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    Cu Chi tunnel

  • Day 13 : Saigon - Ben Tre - Can Tho (B)

    Departure from the hotel at 8 am to Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta. Arrive at Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre town) 90km far from Saigon, embark and cruise along the Ben Tre River, then visit an artisanal brick factory and its imposing ovens. Next, stop for a sweet break to discover how coconut flesh is used and processed. (tea time in a coconut candies manufacture).
    A short bike ride or tuk-tuk (motorcycle, allowing transporting 6 passengers) will allow you to explore the countryside, and make a stop at a family braiding mats.
    Then, boarded a rowing boat to join the canal through a maze of arroyos and return to the landing stage. Transfer & overnight at hotel in Can Tho.
    Note:
    – Transfer time and distance by car: 4h/200km
    – Road conditions: good
    – Boat duration: 1 hour
    – Cycling /tuk-tuk time: 30′ – Cycling /tuk-tuk time: 30′.
    – Visit time: 1 hour

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    Brick factory in Ben Tre
    Brick factory in Ben Tre
  • Day 14 : Can Tho- Saigon (B)

    In the early morning, have an excursion to the floating market of Cai Rang, the largest one in the region, where boats full of fruit and vegetables gather every day. Then, take a walk in an orchard of Mr. Ba Cong, where it will also be possible to enjoy fresh tropical fruits and visit a vermicelli factory.
    The day will continue with a visit to Binh Thuy’s old house where the film adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ novel L’ Amant was filmed in 1992.
    Return to Saigon in the late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
    Note:
    – Transfer time and distance by car: 3h30/170km
    – Road conditions: good
    – Visit time: 2 hours
    – Boat duration: 1 hour

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    Visit Floating market in Mekong river

  • Day 15 : Saigon departure (B)

    After breakfast, free time for relaxation until being transferred to take your departure flight from Saigon. The hotel is available until noon only.

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    Ho Chi Minh city

Inclusion

  • Accommodation 4 stars with breakfast as mentioned in the program (on basis of 02 people/double/ twin)
  • A sweet night onboard in a deluxe cabin with traditional design.
  • Travel on private, modern & comfortable air-conditioned vehicles with a caring driver for all transfers and ground transportation (except the break time or program clearly mentioned “WITHOUT DRIVER”)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entry fee for all mentioned sites for visit
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the program
  • Qualified local tour guides during the whole trip (except the break time or program clearly mentioned “WITHOUT GUIDE”)

 

Exclusion

  • Domestic & international flight tickets Hanoi – Da Nang, Da Nang- Ho Chi Minh,
  • Vietnam/ Cambodia/ Laos visa stamp fee
  • Accommodation mentioned “customer responsibility” or not mentioned in the program
  • Transportation vehicles not listed in the program
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks, telephone, laundry and all that is not clearly mentioned in the “Inclusion”.
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Insurances

GROUP SIZE 2PAX 4PAX 6PAX
Price in USD per pax 1620 $ 1299 $ 1179 $

Hotel list

Place Name of hotel Highlight Complementary
HANOI Ha Noi Pearl****
Deluxe City View
(N6 Bao Khanh Lane, Hoan Kiem Dist, Ha Noi.
Tel: (+84) 24 3 938 0666)
– Located in the heart of the Old Quarter, within 100m from Hoan Kiem Lake.
– Spacious lobby.
– Welcome drink upon arrival: (Summer: Iced pandan juice or fruit juice, cold towel/ Winter: Ginger or lemongrass tea, warm towel)
– Welcome fruit in the room for the first arrival
– Complimentary Internet access, including wireless and ADSL.
MAICHAU Mai Chau Ecolodge****
Junior Deluxe
(Na Thia hamlet, Na Phon commune, Mai Chau dist., Hoa Binh
Tel: (+84) 218 3 819 888)
– At Mai Chau, Hoa Binh. –  Welcome drink at arrival.

–  Traditional dance with local rice wine “Ruou Can” in the evening.

–  Free use of the bike (based on availability).

–  Free use of WIFI and swimming pool.

PULUONG Pu Luong Retreat***
Duplex Bungalow
(Pu Luong – Thanh Hoa
Tel: 096 8447786)
– Free Wi-Fi.

– Welcome drink.

– 2 bottles of water in rooms daily.

NINH BINH Ninh Binh Hidden Charm****
Deluxe
(Tam Coc – Ninh Binh
Tel: (+84) 229 3 888 555)
 – Swimming pool – Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym, kid club
– Free bicycle & free jacuzzi at the spa area
HALONG Peony Cruise
Premium Deluxe Balcony
(Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Viet Nam
Tel: (+84) 24 3 927 5797/ 7593098)
HOIAN Hoi An Silk Marina Resort****
Deluxe City View Balcony
(74 August 18th Street, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An City, Viet Nam
Tel: (+84) 235 3 938 888)
– Central location near the river
– Nice & spacious swimming pool with a direct view of the river
– Welcome drink: passion fruit juice + cold towel
– Free bicycle, Swimming pool, Fitness Center
– Shuttle bus to An Bang Beach: 3 times/day
HOCHIMINH Eden Star Sai Gon****
Premium Deluxe
(38 Bui Thi Xuan, Ben Thanh Ward, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 28 6 298 8388)
– Rooftop swimming pool
– Gymnasium available
– Welcome drink, welcome fruits upon arrival
– Free wifi
– Free access to the swimming pool & gymnasium
CANTHO Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel****
Deluxe City View
(No 209, 30/4 Road, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho, Viet Nam
Tel: (+84) 292 376 1888)
 – Swimming pool – Air conditioning
– Private bathroom
– Flat-screen TV
– Free wifi
– Free breakfast
– Free toiletries

 

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