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 14 Days / 13 Nights

14 Days Best of Vietnam

 

The trip covers the entire top attractions in Vietnam, begins in Hanoi, the country’s capital, and ends in Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest city.

 

Special Features

•  Discover Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam 

•  Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels – View historical relics and experience the underground tunnels from the Vietnamese- American conflict

•  Boat in The Mekong River Delta through canals, floating villages & mangrove forests.

•  Experience Nha Trang Beach City and appreciate the beaches, islands, resorts, spas, and seafood

•  Enjoy Danang’s beautiful beaches, unique local food, and spa retreats

•  Tour Hoi An, where the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999

•  Explore Hue, the first-world UNESCO cultural heritage site in Vietnam

•  Enjoy the many highlights of Hanoi – the old town, street food, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, and museums

•  Discover Sapa with mountain trekking opportunities, ethnic homestays, and beautiful views

•  Visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

Day 1 / Saigon: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Arrival – Airport pick up – Meet your tour manager at hotel to go over any questions in your itinerary (D)

Day 2 / Saigon: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B)

Day 3 / Saigon: Saigon – Mekong River Delta Boat Trip – Saigon (B)

Day 4 / Nha Trang: Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang Beach City (a 1hr flight) – Relaxing (B)

Day 5 / Nha Trang:  Nha Trang Islands & Snorkeling Tour (B, L)

Day 6 / Hoi An:  Nha Trang – Fly to Danang/Hoi An (a 1hr 5min flight) – Hoi An Walking Tour (B)

Day 7 / Hue: Hoi An Local Tour by Cycling – Boat – Fishing &  Cooking Class – Danang Tour – Hue (B, L)

Day 8 / Hue : Hue – Paradise Caves – Hue (B)

Day 9 / Night train to Sapa:  Hue – Fly to Hanoi (a 1hr flight) – City Tour – Overnight train (B)

Day 10 / Sapa:  Sapa – Trekking to the wildlife ethnic villages – Overnight at Sapa Homestay or Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 11 / Night train back Hanoi: Sapa – Bac Ha Ethnic Market Trekking – Overnight train (B, L, D)

Day 12 / Halong Bay: Arrival Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship (B, L, D)

Day 13 / Hanoi:   Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 14 / Departure:   Hanoi – Departure (B)

Trip Package Includes

•  A/C private transfers indicated in the program
•  Intra-flights (Vietnam airlines, economy class, airline taxes & service charges included)
     ∗  HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON (SGN) – DANANG (DAD): a 1hr flight
     ∗  DANANG (DAD) – NHA TRANG (CXR): a 50min flight
     ∗  HUE (HUI) – HANOI (HAN): a 1hr flight
•  13 nights of accommodations
    ∗  3 nights Ho Chi Minh City

    ∗  2 nights Nha Trang
    ∗  1 night Hoi An
    ∗  2 night Hue
    ∗  1 night Hanoi
    ∗  2 nights return train: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
    ∗  1 night Sapa
    ∗  1 night Halong Bay on the cruise ship
•  Meals as indicated in the program: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
•  Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay (A/C private double/ twin cabin for 02 persons on the cruise ship)
•  Private boat to cruise in Hoi An, Hue, and Mekong River as indicated in the program
•  All admission costs at places mentioned in the itinerary
•  English-speaking tour guide
•  All entrance fees
•  All taxes & service charges
•  Local sim card for cell phone

 

Trip Package Excludes

•  Other meals and personal expenses that are not noted in the program

•  Trip insurance

Day 1:

Arrival Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Pick up & Check in hotel - Dinner

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Dinner · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Attractions:

Ho Chi Minh City

Activities :

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City or still called Saigon, look for a greeting board with your name, and our tour guide will escort and transfer you to your hotel in the city center. Today, if time permits, you will have a welcome meeting with the salesperson who contacted you directly via email to go over any questions or changes to your itinerary…and IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, PLEASE ASK HIM/HER THAT DAY…, followed by dinner at a traditional local restaurant in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Stay the night in a central hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 2:

Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnel - Saigon

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Activities :

Breakfast at the hotel. 8 AM pickup to begin a full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Pass by the now-demolished wartime American Embassy and then visit the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 1975. Notice the French colonial structures such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and the War Remnant Museum, and continue to the bustling Ben Thanh Market.

Lunch at a local restaurant in Saigon and then explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network built by Vietnamese fighters during their long struggle for independence. Return to Saigon hotel around 5:30 PM for free time. This evening, stroll through the outdoor night market of Ben Thanh for unique souvenirs and street food.

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Day 3:

Saigon – Mekong Delta Full Day Boat Trip - Saigon

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Lunch · Boat · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Activities :

8 AM Pick up in hotel lobby. Mekong Delta boat trip to My Tho and Ben Tre, famous for small wooden boats, sweet candy, and local folk songs. Tour ends with 5P with drop-off at your hotel in Saigon.

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Day 4:

Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang Beach City - Free time

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Internal flight Saigon – Nha Trang ·  Hotel in Nha Trang

Attractions:

Nha Trang

Activities :

Breakfast, airport transfer for a short flight to Nha Trang Port City. Lunch on your own, with free time to explore Nha Trang or the beach. Overnight in Nha Trang

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Day 5:

Nha Trang Islands & Snorkeling Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Boat · All entrance fees · Hotel in Nha Trang

Activities :

After breakfast,  depart for Cau Da port around 8 AM.  The first stop is Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island, where many sea species from Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province create a miniature ocean world. Then stop at Mun Island, a great island for snorkeling because of the abundance of colorful coral and fish. You can even see caves where sea swallows build their nests. Then relax, swim, and participate in watersports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh beach, or what is still known as “Mini beach.” Enjoy lunch on the island. Before returning to your hotel, you will stop in a fishing village.  Overnight in Nha Trang.

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Day 6:

Nha Trang – Fly to Danang/Hoi An – Hoi An Walking Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Internal flight Nha Trang – Danang/Hoi An · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hoi An

Activities :

After breakfast, we leave Nha Trang for Danang/Hoi An by a 50min flight, upon arrival at Danang airport, transfer you to your lovely hotel in Hoi An. This afternoon, take a walking tour of Hoi An’s old town, including visiting the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, and the vibrant market. On the walking tour, you will see many low-tiled houses scattered along the small streets. Hotel in Hoi An

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Day 7:

Hoi An Local Tour by Cycling – Boat – Fishing & Cooking Class – Danang Tour - Hue

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch of Cooking Class · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hue

Activities :

After breakfast, a short bicycle competency test will be given. For those uncomfortable with a pushbike, then other methods of transport can be arranged. The tour starts by cycling along level ground to the Thu Bon River to visit a local fishing village.

Ride along country lanes viewing local life and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges and fields of water buffalo…Take a short break with a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying a 30-45 minutes ride on a Traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basket boat and spend your time catching fish and “purple crabs” in the canal. Continue biking to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetables are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown environmentally sustainable practices which the local villagers have used for centuries.  Have lunch with a local family. Afterward, leave Hoi An for Hue, stopping along the way to see the main sights of Danang, including Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Arrive in Hue and check into the hotel.

Attractions & Review :

Day 8:

Hue – Paradise Caves - Hue

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hue

Attractions:

Paradise Caves

Activities :

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave Hue for Quang Binh to explore Paradise Caves one of the most beautiful caves in Vietnam. Overnight at a hotel in Hue

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Day 9:

Hue – Fly to Hanoi – Tour – Catch a night train to Sapa

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Overnight train Hanoi – Sapa (first class, soft sleeper, A/C wooden berths cabin)

Activities :

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and take you to the airport to catch a short flight to Hanoi. Pick up and transfer to Hanoi to check into our hotel upon arrival. We go to the Temple of Literature in the afternoon. This is the site of Vietnam’s first university, which was founded in 1070 as a Confucius temple. The temple emphasizes the value that Vietnamese society placed on education both then and now, and we then visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam, the Museum of Ethnology, which is widely regarded as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples. Then, we see the Water Puppet Unique show, then enjoy our dinner until escort you to Hanoi Railway Station to catch our night train to Sapa. Stay overnight on the train

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Day 10:

Arrival to Sapa –Trekking to Wildlife Ethnic Villages

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · All entrance fees · Homestay/ Hotel in Sapa

Activities :

Around 5.00 a.m., the train arrives in Lao Cai. Meet and transfer to Sapa (38km), a former French hill station at a height of 1.600 m above sea level. Check into a hotel and unwind. After lunch, at 1:00 pm, our tour guide will begin trekking uphill to Y Linh Ho Village and Muong Hoa Valley, passing through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn about the lives of the hill tribes. Communication exchange with Lao Chai village residents. Following a picnic lunch carried by the tour guide, continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village, which is home to Dzay ethnic minorities. Trekking distance: 8 kilometers Spend the night in the village with a local family.

Attractions & Review :

Day 11:

Sapa - Bac Ha Ethnic Market Trekking - Catch a night train back Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · accommodation on the train from Sapa – Hanoi (first class, soft sleeper, A/C four wooden berths cabin)

Attractions:

Bac Ha Ethnic Market

Activities :

We leave the hotel after breakfast and drive to Bac Ha Market. We drive for three hours to get there. This is the region’s largest market, where many ethnic groups come to buy and sell, eat and drink together. The Bac Ha region is home to ten different minority groups. You can purchase handmade handicrafts and clothing. We will trek for two hours to Ban Pho village (Flower H’Mong people) in the afternoon. We can visit their home in the village and learn more about their way of life and traditional customs. We can especially try homemade corn wine. Then we’ll take you to Lao Cai Railway Station for dinner before catching a night train back. Stay overnight on the train

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Day 12:

Arrival Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · All entrance fees · Cruise & Overnight on the cruise ship in Halong Bay 

Activities :

At around 5 AM, the train arrives at Hanoi Railway Station. The tour guide will escort you to the hotel to relax before breakfast. 8 AM – 8:30 AM our driver will pick up and start the 3.5 hours drive to Halong Bay, 12h00 – 12h30 Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing, 13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch on cruises along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock and Turtle Island, 15h30 – 17h30 Visit Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay, 17h30 – 19h00 Go swimming, snap photos, or relax as the sun starts to set, 7 PM dinner is served. Overnight on board.

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Day 13:

Halong - Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Activities :

06h00 – 07h00 Start your day with swimming, exercise, or a photo hunt, 07h00 – 11h00 Have breakfast at sunrise. Cruise to Fishing Village, pass Dog Rock and Incense Burner and then head back to the harbor to disembark Oriental Sails around 11h00, 12h00 – 16h30 Transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi for check-in. Then free to explore Hanoi and the night market in the old town of Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 14:

Hanoi - Departure

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast 

Attractions:

Airport transfer

Activities :

Free time for more discoveries in Hanoi,  until it’s time to transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home or your next destination.