The Impressive Vietnam Vacation 14 days

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14 days 13 nights
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

You want to have a memorable taste of your holiday destination? This package will surely help you make unforgettable memories. Composed of the most popular places of interest across the country, the tour is meant to highlight the best of Vietnam to leave a life-time experience for you.

Description

Highlights of Impressive Vietnam Vacation tour trip:

Spectacular Nature:

  • Picturesque waterfall and graceful streams from the roof of Indochina – Fansipan
  • Sunset Party where Sky meets Water – on the edge of Ha Long Bay
  • The tranquil scenery of endless paddy fields

Culture-rich experience:

  • Accompanied by our tour guide whose knowledge about history and culture is profound.
  • Participation in religious activities at traditional temples.
  • Lantern custom of ancient Hoi An
  • Signature floating market of Mekong Delta 

Sufficient time for self-exploration.

 

Brief

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival 

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Sapa

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa

Day 5: Sapa – Fansipan Cable – Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Ha Long

Day 7: Ha Long – Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi – Da Nang

Day 9: Da Nang – Ba Na Hill

Day 10: Da Nang – Hoi An – Tra Que walking tour

Day 11: Hoi An Lantern making/ Free time

Day 12: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh/ Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Half day city – Departure

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Hanoi welcome: after a long time on the airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited. You will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city center of Hanoi.

hanoi-vietnam

Free on your own afterward.

Parameter: Driving: airport – hotel: 30km/45 minutes/ way

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR: A THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD CITY

In the morning

At 08:00 a.m, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start your day to discover Hanoi city.

  • Firstly, you will pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, is a building to commemorate the merits of Ho Chi Minh Uncle – a great leader of Vietnam, and the surrounding sites of One Pillar Pagoda and his ancient house.
  • Enjoy beautiful show named “soul of Vietnamese village” that reflects Vietnamese culture in the past.
  • After the show, you will go to the next site of the Temple of Literature, which is the first University of Vietnam and dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu).

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

hanoi-vietnam

In the afternoon

After saving your energy with lunch, let’s get ready for upcoming sightseeing this afternoon

  • You will firstly leave for The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum then you will be transferred back to the old quarter and Hoan Kiem lake. Sitting in front of Cyclo around 30 minutes to do sightseeing in the heart of the city.
  • Coming back to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Trip’s useful note(s):

  • Museum of Ethnology will be closed on Monday and Friday so Hoa Lo prison will be the alternative for those days.
  • Wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites.

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE: THE MOUNTAIN’S BREATH

Sapa welcome: Attracts travellers by the breathless view and the real experiences with local ethnic group, Sapa always is the impressive highlight during tourist’s holiday.

In the morning

  • At 08:00: the private car and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to your hotel in Sapa.
  • At about 12:00 a.m, you will arrive in Sapa.

After storing your luggage in hotel, our guide will lead you to the restaurant to have lunch.

sapa-vietnam

In the afternoon

  • You will be transferred to Cat Cat Village, which is the village where you can see many Black H’mong people. Visiting Cat Cat, tourists will be impressed by the peacefully picturesque sceneries. People can easily catch sight of women sitting in front of the loom with colorful pieces of brocade, while children playing around with pets or even livestock.
  • Coming back to your hotel, relax afterwards.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Driving: 2 hoursWalking: 4 hours/Lunch: 1 hour

Overnight in Sapa 

DAY 4: SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – SAPA: A PIECE OF NORTH-WEST CULTURE

 In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, you will be met up at your hotel by local guide and driver then transferred to Lao Chai village.  
  • Firstly, you will visit Lao Chai Village – a Black Hmong ethnic minority village
  • Then, you will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local house.

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In the afternoon

  • After the lunch, the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa. Enjoy your leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Trekking: 04 hours, Driving: 1 hours

Today useful note(s): 

Overnight in Sapa

DAY 5: FANSIPAN – DRIVE TO HANOI: A TOUCH OF THE SKY

In the morning

  • At 08:30 a.m: start your trip to Fansipan (cable car). After leaving the cable car, you will have to climb 636 steps. In case that you want to skip these steps, you can choose to go up to the peak by mountain train.
  • After admiring the landscape of Sapa from the peak Fansipan, you will take the cable car to leave this place and our driver will transfer you to your hotel.
  • Enjoy the day on your own.

fansipan

In the afternoon

  • In the afternoon, you will say goodbye to this romantic town and being transferred by bus, departures at 3:00pm. (the bus will pick you up at your hotel) It takes about 5-6 hours on the way.
  • Arrive in Hanoi in late evening. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 6: HANOI – HA LONG BAY: A NIGHT ON A PEACEFUL BAY

Halong welcomes: Halong Bay is a natural UNESCO World Heritage site that is considered as the MUST SEE in Vietnam. Today you will have a chance to explore this beautiful MUST

In the morning

  • 08:00 a.m, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to Halong baywhich takes you around 4.0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetables.

Lunch time: 01:00 p.m on cruise while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay.

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In the afternoon

  • 01:00 p.m: Leave Tuan Chau International Harbour, then discover Halong Bay – natural wonders of the world. Have lunch while cruising through famous sights including Ba Hang fishing village, Dinh Huong island, Cho Da islet, Ga Choi islet…
  • 02:30 p.m: Cruise stops at Bo Nau Cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave – one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
  • 03:45 p.m: Leaving Surprise cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the rock to the top of the island for photo taking. On the top of the mountain, you can see a corner of magical Halong Bay.
  • 04:45 p.m: Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck.  Cruising to the overnight anchorage.

In the evening

  • 08:00 – 07:00 p.m: Enjoy HAPPY HOUR from 18:00 – 19:00 – Buy one drink get one free (wine excluded).
  • 06:30 p.m: Join the cooking class and learn how to cook Vietnamese traditional dishes.
  • 07:00 p.m: Dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese fusion cuisine.
  • 08:30 p.m: Evening activities include:
    • Film entertainment in the dining room. 
    • Squid fishing with our crew. 
    • Foot reflexology & massage (chargeable): please contact our cruise team to book the service.

Meals includedBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Hanoi – Halong: 180km/Driving: 4 hours

Trip useful note(s):

  • Get ready for swimming and water activities by preparing swimsuits or any suitable clothes and sun scream.

Overnight on cruise 

DAY 7: HA LONG BAY – HANOI: FLAVOURS OF THE BAY

In the morning

  • 06:00 a.m: Morning wake up call upon request.
  • 06:30 a.m: Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luon Cave.
  • 07:00 a.m: Enjoy a light breakfast in the restaurant. Coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room.
  • 08:00 a.m: Transfer to Luon Cave by tender. Visit Luon cave by a traditionally woven bamboo boat rowed by a local boatman.
  • 08:30 a.m: Return to the cruise, take time to freshen up and check out of the cabins. Please leave your luggage outside your cabins (staff will then transfer to the pier upon arrival for you). Depart for Tuan Chau International Harbour.
  • 09:15 a.m: Enjoy brunch served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if any).

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In the afternoon

  • 11:00 a.m, you disembark the cruise and get on the car to come back to Hanoi. On the way, you will make a stop and have full lunch.

In the evening

  • Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Halong – Hanoi: 180km/ Driving: 4 hours

Overnight in Hanoi 

DAY 8: HANOI – FLY TO DA NANG – CITY TOUR: WELCOME TO THE CITY OF SEA

In the morning

  • Our driver meet you up at your hotel and take you to the airport for taking flight to Danang.
  • Upon arrival, our guide and driver will come to pick up and transfer to city center.
  • After that you will visit Linh Ung pagoda with the highest Lady Buddha statue in Vietnam (67 meters height, approximately 30 stories).

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • You’ll discover Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain), where you visit the stunning natural caves, enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain, visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village.
  • Then, you will explore Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, where the local skillful sculptors create many marble products which are exported to many countries worldwide.  
  • Han market where give you the glimpse of local people and life. This is one of the city’s major traditional markets and among its most-visited attractions for both domestic and foreign visitors. This market is well-known for its live and fresh seafood, as well as its fresh fruits and vegetables, and local specialities.
  • 05.00 p.m: tour will be finished at your hotel.

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Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Danang

DAY 9: DA NANG – BA NA HILL: A MAN-MADE WONDER

In the morning

  • At 08:00 after breakfast, you will be met by our guide and driver then start your drive to Ba Na hills.
  • Then you will take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. You make a stop at By Night 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 range, you will visit Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden…
  • You also experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam), an alpine coaster, visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour. It is optional to get in Wax Museum and take hundreds of exciting photos with the Wax Celebrities (exclusive).
  • At noon time, you will have buffet lunch in the restaurant.

banahill-goldenbridge

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you have free time for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with a series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park …  
  • Later you will pay a visit to Golden Bridge, which is newly opened in Jun 2018 and considered the highlight of this area.
  • Around 15:30, you will start returning to Da Nang city and have your own free time for beach after reaching the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Danang

DAY 10: DA NANG – TRA QUE VILLAGE – HOI AN WALKING: TO BE A LOCAL FARMER

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village
  • You firstly will be introduced about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
  • Then you will take a trip around the vegetable garden and will join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake.
  • Continue doing activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities before spending the rest of the morning working the land in the time honoured way.
  • After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region.

hoian tra que

In the afternoon

After your lunch and the exertions of the morning, you will take an even more traditional Vietnamese post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.

  • At around 03:00 p.m, riding back to Hoi An town and you will start discovering this World Heritage site.
  • You will be introduced with many delights of Hoi An. From expert dressmakers and tailors, who will craft a complete outfit for you in a couple of days, to a dawn photo trip along the river or from a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market then following small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town in the other side of the canal, you’ll find yourself miss that one-of-a-kind port town in every single road of your ahead travel.
  • At around 05:00 p.m, the tour will come to the end and you will ride back to your hotel for your own free time afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Hoi An

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing suitable clothes to join some farming activities.
  • If you cannot ride a bike, private car will be used.

DAY 11: LANTERN MAKING CLASS – FREE TIME: TREASURE THE TRADITION

In the morning

  • At 09:30 a.m after breakfast at hotel, you will move on to the home of a local lantern craftsman.
  • You will have a hands-on workshop to learn the traditional art of lantern making. You will bend the frame and select the cloth to build your own lantern from scratch and even take it home with you when you are done. This is the perfect souvenir for you to show off your craftsmanship to your friends and family.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in the class with your own prepared food.

Hoi-an-Lantern

In the afternoon

After a break with delicious local food you will back to your hotel for your own free time afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 12: HOI AN – DA NANG – HO CHI MINH – CITY TOUR: THE PAST OF THE CITY

In the morning

  • After having breakfast, you will meet up with the driver and transfer to the airport for domestic flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh.
  • On your arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide then transferred to the city center and have lunch.
  • After lunch we then transfer to Cu Chi tunnels. Cu Chi tunnels are famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. By visiting this site, you will have a chance to look back to the War time of Vietnam and see how we fight the invaders.
  • After spending time visiting this long tunnels, you come back to the city and have dinner included.

Cu Chi - vietnam

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 13: MY THO DAY TRIP: TASTE OF MEKONG RIVER

In the morning

At 8.30 a.m, you will be met up with our guide and driver at your hotel and leave the hustle Saigon heading to My Tho, the closet delta town to Ho Chi Minh city. It will be a 90-minute driving through the small villages in the western region.

  • You will start your delta trip with a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most beautiful and ancient pagodas in the Mekong Delta. 
  • Then take a boat trip on the great Mekong River (Tien River) to visit fish farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river and see 4 islets: Long (Dragon) islet, Lan (Unicorn) islet, Quy (Turtle) Islet and Phung (Phoenix) islet.
  • Proceed to Thoi Son Islet, visit farmers’ houses and gardens. Enjoy fruits and honey tea served by local people while listening to Tai Tu music – Traditional music of the Mekong people.  Discover small canals of Mekong delta by hand rowing boat.
  • Leaving Thoi Son, move by boat to visit Coconut – candy workshop and taste a hot coconut candy, Coconut handicrafts as souvenir.
  • Then you can walk and enjoy riding a horse-drawn carriage on country lanes to see some activities of the local farmers.

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Lunch time: 13:00 – 14:30 in southern style.

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will get back to the mainland where your private car is waiting and go back to Ho Chi Minh city.
  • At around 17:00, you will reach your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and the tour will come to an end with your own free time afterwards.

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho: 70 km/Driving: 1.5 hour

Suggest change to Ben Tre route

In the morning

  • At 08.00, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel you will be met up with our guide and river then depart from Saigon for Ben Tre.
  • On arriving board a small boat to visit typical workplaces including small brick factories, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house.
  • Stop at a quiet village, take a short walk to witness local life and hop on a xe-lôi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) to reach a nice riverside restaurant for a local lunch.
  • At noon time, you will have lunch with delicious and unique local food.

cairang- homemade rice macaroni

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, After lunch, boarding a sampan for a tranquil trip along the picturesque canals.
  • Come back to the port and continue to visit Ben Tre Local Market before heading back to Saigon and return to Saigon.

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre: 90 km/Driving: 2 hours

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing clothes covering your shoulder and knees to visit the pagoda but comfortable to do the boat trip and walking.
  • Sun cream must be prepared to avoid the sun.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH – HALF DAY CITY – DEPARTURE: THE DEPTHS OF THE CITY

In the morning 

  • Start the tour of dynamic City, you will visit The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’.
  • The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations.
  • The next place is Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh and reaches a height of up to 60 meters. If you are not interested Notre Dame Cathedral, we could visit Tan Dinh Church (Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) instead of.  Tan Dinh Church was built during the French colonial period in the 1880s. It is the second famous Church in HCM city.The last destination is Ben Thanh Local market, which is a bustling market in local life
  • Have lunch included before going to the airport.

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Parameter: Tan Son Nhat airport – Ho Chi Minh city center: 10 km/Driving: 30 minutes

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing comfortable clothes, bring walking shoes.
  • Ho Chi Minh may rain anytime, so you should prepare an umbrella or light rain coat.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Include

 

  • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (central location, highly recommended on Trip Advisor)
  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets as listed
  • Delicious meals with local food and tastes as listed (others are upon your request)
  • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
  • Complimentary 1 bottle of water each day
  • Service charges and government tax
  • 03 Domestic Flights: Hanoi – Hue; Danang – Ho Chi Minh; Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Exclude

 

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide and driver)
  • Bank fee
  • Any surcharge for holiday

Note

Notes:

  • Check in is 14.00 and check out is 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.
  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • The detailed itinerary of Halong Cruises might be different depends on your junk choice.

If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.

* We suggest central location hotels and highly recommended on Tripadvisor in our list.

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