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Duration:
 15 Days / 14 Nights

The trip will provide you with a Vietnam authentic experience throughout all major sightseeing from the south to central and the north of the country

15 Days Best of Vietnam from Saigon

Special Features

Discover Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) largest city in Vietnam with magnificent French colonial architecture and coffee culture

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to view historical relics and the underground tunnels from the Vietnamese-American conflict 

Boat in My Tho & Ben Tre of the Mekong River Delta through canals, river-water villages, floating markets, mangrove forests

Experience Nha Trang beach city with beautiful islands, resorts, spas, seafood 

Enjoy Danang with its beautiful beaches, unique local food, spa retreats

Tour Hoi An where is available Hoi An 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 highlights of Hanoi with the old town, street food, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, and top museums 

Discover Sapa with mountain trekking opportunities, ethnic homestays, beautiful rice terrace views

Visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO-listed site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea 

Day 1/ Saigon: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) arrival – 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 Delta Boat trip – Saigon (B, L)

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

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

Day 6/ Hoi An: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang (a 1hr flight)Hoi An Walking Tour (B) UNESCO-listed Site

Day 7/ Hue: Hoi An Local Tour by Basket Boat, Fishing, Cooking Class – Transfer to Hue (B)

Day 8/ Hue: Hue City Tour & Boat Trip (B) UNESCO-listed Site

Day 9/ Hanoi: Hue – Fly to Hanoi (a 1hr flight) – Hanoi Cyclo Tour & Water Puppet Show (B)

Day 10/ Night train to Sapa: Hanoi Full Day City Tour – Overnight train to Sapa (B, D)

Day 11/ Sapa: Arrival Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai Village (B, L)

Day 12/ Night train back Hanoi: Sin Chai – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Overnight train back Hanoi (B, L)

Day 13/ Halong Bay: Hanoi Arrival – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship (B, L, D) UNESCO-listed Site

Day 14/ Hanoi: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 15/ Departure: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Trip Package Includes

•  A/C private transfers indicated in the program
•  All 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
•  14 nights of accommodations
    ∗  3 nights Ho Chi Minh City

    ∗  2 nights Nha Trang
    ∗  1 night Hoi An
    ∗  2 night Hue
    ∗  2 nights Hanoi
    ∗  2 nights return train: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
    ∗  1 night Sapa
    ∗  1 night Halong Bay on the cruise ship
•  23 meals: 14 breakfast, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
•  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 in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Pick up & Check in hotel - Welcome Dinner

Included:

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

Highlights:

Ho Chi Minh City

Activities:

Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City 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 the time permits, you enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional local restaurant in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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Day 2:

Saigon City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnels - 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. We 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, explore the French colonial structures of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, and the War Remnant Museum, continuing to the bustling Ben Thanh Market the largest market in southern Vietnam. Lunch at a local restaurant in Saigon and then head to the Cu Chi Tunnels to discover 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.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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Day 3:

Saigon – Mekong River Delta 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. The tour ends at 5P with drop-off at your hotel in Saigon.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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Day 4:

Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang Beach City - Free

Included:

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

Highlights:

Nha Trang

Activities:

Breakfast, airport transfer for a short flight to Nha Trang Port City, which is available to the most beautiful beaches, sightseeing, and resorts as well as the most special seafood in Vietnam.
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, we depart for Cau Da port to visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island with its many sea species from Nha Trang that create a miniature ocean world, then stop at Mun Island, a great island for snorkeling with its abundance of colorful coral and fish, here you can even see caves where sea swallows build their nests. Then relax, swim, and participate in watersports and other activities at Mot Island and Tranh Beach “Mini Beach”. Before returning to your hotel, we will enjoy lunch on the island and explore a fishing village.
Overnight in Nha Trang

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Day 6:

Nhatrang – Fly to Danang – 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 50-minute flight, upon arrival at Danang airport, transfer you to your lovely hotel in Hoi An, a UNESCO-listed site. 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 and have a chance to tailor-made clothes in a flash.
Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 7:

Hoi An Local Tour by 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, our tour starts on the Thu Bon River to visit a local fishing village and 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-minute ride on a Traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basketboat and spend your time catching fish and “purple crabs” in the canal. Continue 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.  Enjoy a Cooking Class and have lunch with a local family. Afterward, leave Hoi An for Hue, a UNESCO-listed site, on the way we stop to see the main sights of Danang, including Cham Museum and Marble Mountain, as well as Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach in Hue. Arrive in the center of Hue, check in at the hotel and relax.
Overnight in Hue

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Day 8:

Hue City Tour & Boat Trip

Included:

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

Activities:

Hue is an ancient historical capital city. There are more than 100 architectural works reflecting the life of emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the southern bank of the Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings.
Breakfast at the hotel, pickup at  08:00 AM in the lobby of the hotel to start our tour, you are transferred to the wharf to cruise along the Perfume River to visit: Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady Pagoda) with a good view of the Perfume River and its surroundings, after that, we explore Tu Duc King’s tomb, one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. We transfer back to the city for our lunch at a fine local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Hue Imperial City a UNESCO-listed site, Forbidden City, Garden House, and Dong Ba market. The tour ends around 5 PM. Transfer you back to the hotel.
Overnight in Hue

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Day 9:

Hue – Fly to Hanoi - Free

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Internal flight Hue – Hanoi · Hotel in Hanoi

Highlights:

Hanoi

Activities:

After breakfast, transfer to Hue airport to catch a short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel in the center of Hanoi for check-in and free.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 10:

Hanoi City Tour – Catch the night train to Sapa

Included:

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

Activities:

After your breakfast at the hotel, we start our Hanoi city tour, firstly we visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex with its Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, and one pillar pagoda. Next, we visit nearby West Lake, Quan Thanh Temple, and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Afterward, we see the Temple of Literature, originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is also Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070, the temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi.
In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam, the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minorities. Then enjoy a memorable one-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets to see the real life of the Hanoi locals and the different parts of the city, have your cameras ready! this bustling area of narrow streets is home to thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers, originally, the 36 street names were related to the products being sold there, we also have a chance to enjoy the unique Water Puppet show to hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and songs from the live musicians who play throughout the show before enjoy our dinner until escort you to Hanoi Railway Station to catch our night train to Sapa.
Overnight on the train

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Day 11:

Arrival Sapa – Cat Cat & Sin Chai Village

Included:

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

Highlights:

Sapa  Cat Cat Village  Sin Chai Village

Activities:

This morning, arrive at Lao Cai Railway Station around 6 am, the local tour guide and driver will pick up and transfer you to the hotel in Sapa town to check in and have breakfast. Relax until having lunch, then take a trekking tour to Cat Cat and Sin Chai ethnic villages to see the H’Mong people, including their weaving and dyeing cloth, also view the paddy fields and the animals of the local H’Mong people such as chickens, water buffaloes, and pot-bellied pigs…, we also see the old hydroelectric power station which was built by the French until return to the hotel. In the evening, you can explore the Sapa Love Market situated near your hotel.
Overnight in Sapa

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Day 12:

Sapa - Trek to Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van Ethnic Villages – Catch Night train back Hanoi

Included:

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

Activities:

After breakfast, you start our trekking tour to Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai ethnic villages through the valley of Muong Hoa to learn about the Black H’mong people who are one of the largest minority groups in the Sapa area, they are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living, the locals have their language and still wear traditional indigo-blue clothing. Then continue to Ta Van village to visit the Zay people who are a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people, living mainly in the mountains in northwestern Vietnam, some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue, or green color, the Zay houses are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor.  In the late afternoon, transfer back to  Lao Cai Railway Station to have dinner before catching a night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on the train

 

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Day 13:

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 and breakfast. 8 AM – 8:30 AM our driver will pick you up and take about the 3 hours drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO-listed site, 12h00 – 12h30 Embark on the cruise ship 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 the cruise ship in Halong Bay

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Day 14:

Halong Bay - 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 the cruise ship around 11h00, then transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. Then free to explore Hanoi, the suggestion for enjoying the night market in the old town of Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 15:

Hanoi - Departure

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast 

Highlights:

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.